Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 21-04-2008

Q: On a similar theme to last week, what did the following products use to be called:

(i) Snickers
(ii) Cif
(iii) Nissan

Answer to last week’s question: Upper Volta = Burkina Faso, Rhodesia = Zimbabwe, Dahomey = Benin (hope you got that one at least!!) and Abyssinia = Ethiopia.

And the winner was (AT LONG LAST!) the incredible, inimitable TIM SLADE. Well done, me ol’ zem shirt-wearing buddy!

4 Comments posted on "Trivia Question of the Week (16)"
neal on April 21st, 2008 at 9:27 am #

1 and 2 are no problem.. but i’m just too young to able to answer number 3 without some google aided assistance!

anne on April 22nd, 2008 at 7:57 am #


Tim on April 24th, 2008 at 3:54 am #


unlike Neal, I remember number 3, but have no earthly clue about the first 2.

Nissans were Datsuns back in the day, weren’t they?

…so I cheated and googled the other two, and while I now know the answer to #1, #2 still boggles me mind. I await edification.

Phil on April 24th, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

Finally, an easy one…

1) Marathon
2) Jif
3) Datsun

If I’m wrong I’ll blame the jet lag.