The Herdwicks were the most complex (and interesting) part
of the scoring system. Anyone who earned a Cormo - by being the first person to answer a regular question correctly - could
also be in line for one or more Herdwicks. What determined the number of Herdwicks (if any) awarded was how many hours there
were between the question being asked and the answer being posted. The longer the time, the harder the question was judged to be,
and the more Herdwicks there were. After one day, 24 Herdwicks were clocked up. For the second day the rate dropped to one
Herdwick per two hours, and for the third day the rate was one Herdwick per four hours, then eight hours, etc. Most questions
were answered quite quickly - this was mostly due to the entrants being so damned smart, but also because the panel occasionally
threw in a clue, and at that point the Herdwick counter was reset to zero. Each Herdwick is worth one point.