Do you have what it takes to be Scientific Blogging's alpha geek?  Well it’s time put your geek where your mouth is…IF YOU CAN!

But first a warning: yes, you could Google for these answers, but then, deep down, you’ll know you’re a bad person. Then again, you might win a free Geeks’ Guide to World Domination. So you’ll have to balance total loss of self worth with free geek schwag. It’s up to you.

Email your answers to DON'T COMMENT YOUR ANSWERS or you will allow slackers to water down the winner’s pool, thus decreasing your chances of receiving said geek schwag (and you’ll get moderated, deserve a spanking, be summarily executed, etc.). You have until Friday at midnight EST. Then I'll post the answers—likely wrong ones—and we can fight about them.

Then try again next week. There’s a free book for each week’s winner, into perpetuity or until the powers-that-be at Three Rivers Press cut off my supply of free books.

To The Geek-Off Already!

Match the sketches, episodes or characters with the show that spawned them.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus—
Saturday Night Live—
Red Dwarf—
Star Trek—

The Trouble with Tribbles
Kryten 2X4B-523P
Ministry of Silly Walks
The Ambiguously Gay Duo
The Cat
Nyota Ohura
The Lumberjack Song  

2. Math/Science

sam loyd puzzling scales full

3. Classic Puzzle
Imagine you used toothpicks to form the equation I+II+III=IIII (with picks forming the plusses and the equals sign, as well). How can you move one toothpick to make this equation true, without messing with the "right" side of the equation?

4. Tech
When played on a phone’s keypad, the numbers below play the listed songs.  Match the song names with the numbers that play them. Don’t be uppity about micro-tunings.

Lean on Me: #?
Horn of the General Lee: #?
99 Bottles of Beer: #?
Theme Song from The Monkeys: #?
You Are My Sunshine: #?


4, 4569, 9654, 45665
4, 4569, 9654, 45614
654, 99996, 69654, 456655
4, 4569, 99654, 9666154

1536#, #963
1536#, #9631

6661116666, 9992229
333,3333, 1112236666

665466, 444445556
445564, 4444551