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Trivia

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  • Where was Franco born? Teruel
  • What's the capital of Brazil? Brasilia
  • Who gave his name to the month of July? Julius Caesar
  • Who invented the telephone? Bell
  • What is infant whale commonly called? Calf
  • How many wives did Henry the Eighth have? six
  • In which shop can you buy books in England? bookshop
  • How many coloured balls are there in billiards? 15
  • Who, after anchoring off Hawaii in 1779, was mistaken for the god Lono? Captain James Cook.
  • What is the diameter of Earth? 8,000 miles.
  • What country gave Florida to the USA in 1891? Spain
  • What is allspice alternatively known as? Pimento.
  • How many fingers did Ann Boleyn have? 11
  • What temperature does water boil at? 100C
  • What's the smallest type of tree in the world? Bonsai
  • In which war was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought? American War Of Independence
  • Alan Minter was undisputed World boxing champion at which weight? Middleweight
  • In which county is the UK prime minister's official country residence Chequers? Buckinghamshire
  • In the song, Heartbreak Hotel is on which street? Lonely Street
  • Which river forms the eastern section of the border between England and Scotland? Tweed
  • What did the crocodile swallow in Peter Pan? alarm clock
  • Which country is Prague in? Czech Republic.
  • Who wrote La Colmena? Cela
  • Which German city is famous for the perfume it produces? Cologne
  • Where does the American president live? The White House
  • Who painted the Sistine Chapel? Michelangelo
  • What's the highest score in a gymnastics exercise? 10
  • How many lanes does an olympic swimming pool have? 8
  • Which Italian leader was terribly afraid of the evil eye? Mussolini
  • What year did Paquirri die? 1984 or 1985
  • Which singer joined Mel Gibson in the movie Mad Max: Beyond The Thunderdome? Tina Turner
  • How many oscars did Alfred Hitchcock win? none
  • Which is the only mammal that can't jump? elephant
  • What is the national game of the Basques? Pelota (a Form Of Tennis Using Racket Or Hand With A Net Or Against A Wall)
  • Which river goes through London? Thames
  • What is Canada's national animal? Beaver
  • What stopped in London at 3.45 on August 5th, 1975? Big Ben
  • Where does the British Prime Minister live? 10, Downing Street
  • Name the two main actors in "The Sting". Paul Newman and Robert Redford
  • Which is the smallest member of the flute family? Piccolo
  • How many squares are there on a chess board? 64
  • What make of car was the time-machine in the film Back To The Future? De Lorean
  • The Sheffield Shield is competed for in which sport? Cricket (australia)
  • What religion was Adolf Hitler? Catholic
  • What's the capital of Honduras? Tegucigarpa
  • How many legs has a spider got? 8
  • What is the other name for Wildebeest? Gnu
  • What does the female praying mantis do after she's made love? eats the male
  • Who was the director of the film "Psycho"? A¤fred Hitchcock
  • In which State would you find the city of Birmingham? Alabama (or Michigan, Which Has A Smaller City Of That Name)
  • In what language does "obrigado" mean "thank you"? Portuguese
  • What's the capital of Ecuador? Quito
  • UNHCR is the United Nation's High Commission for what? Refugees
  • What have been cooked in syrup and glazed to make the sweetmeat Marrons Glaces? Sweet Chestnuts
  • Who captained Jules Verne's submarine Nautilus? Captain Nemo
  • Who is the only man (at 2009) to have won motorbike and F1 car World Championships? John Surtees
  • The Shatt-el-Arab (River of Arabia) is the confluence of which two other rivers? Tigris And Euphrates
  • What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have to be considered a “big band”? Ten.
  • Which is the smallest ocean? Artic
  • How many avenues radiate from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? 12
  • In what decade was the last execution at the Tower of London? 1940's
  • Who sang "My Way"? Frank Sinatra
  • What type of elephant has got the biggest ears? African
  • What ingredient in fresh milk is eventually devoured by bacteria, causing the sour taste? Lactose.
  • How many months have 31 days? 7
  • Who invented television? John Logie Baird
  • What's the most important book in the Moslem religion? Koran
  • What activity other than jumping are kangaroos good at? boxing
  • What are the first three words of the bible? In the beginning
  • Which British general was killed at Khartoum? Charles Gordon
  • What language has the most words? English
  • Where is Mulhacen? Granada Spain How many states are there in the United States of America? 50
  • What year did the Spanish Civil War end? 1939
  • What year did the drummer of Def Lepperd loose his arm? 1984
  • How much does a litre of water weigh? 1kg
  • Which planet is nearest the sun? Mercury
  • What country saw a world record 315 million voters turn out for elections on May 20, 1991? India.
  • Who did Lady Diana Spencer marry? Prince Charles
  • Where are the Luxembourg Gardens? Paris
  • How many days does a cat usually stay in heat? Five.
  • What did blind bank robber David Worrell use as a weapon when trying to rob a London bank? His cane.
  • How many eyes are there on a pack of 52 cards? 42
  • When was Elvis' first ever concert? 1954
  • What's the real name of Siddartha Gautama? Buddha
  • What's the capital of Finland? Helsinki
  • Who was the main actor in Superman 2? Christopher Reeve
  • What did the Montgolfier brothers invent? the balloon
  • Who is the Prime Minister of Britain? John Major
  • Can Queen Elizabeth the Second vote? no
  • Who won six consecutive Wimbledon singles titles in the 1980s? Martina Navratilova(1982-87, Also 1978, 79, 90)
  • What was the first theatre play in Spain? La Celestina
  • What railway linked Moscow and Irkutsk in 1900? The Trans-Siberian Railway.
  • Where are the most expensive seats at a bullfight? in the shade
  • What Elton John album became the first album to enter the charts at Number One, in 1975? Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.
  • Who was the first president of America? Washington
  • Which TV programme's theme tune was called Hit and Miss? Juke Box Jury
  • How have vegetables been cut which are served Julienne? Thin Strips (or Shreds Or Sliced Lengthways)
  • Who sang, "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas"? Bing Crosby
  • Which film about Germany won most prizes in 1976? Cabaret
  • Which reggae singing star died 11th May 1981? Bob Marley
  • What continent has the fewest flowering plants? Antarctica.
  • What nation was bounced from the Organisation of American States in 1962? Cuba.
  • What was the name of Don Quijote's horse? Rocinante
  • What’s a water moccasin often called, due to the white inside its mouth? A cottonmouth.
  • Which country has more tractors per capita, Canada, Iceland or Japan? Iceland.
  • Vodka, Galliano and orange juice are used to make which classic cocktail? Harvey Wallbanger
  • Where was Marco Polo's home town? Venice
  • KAR120C was the registration of a yellow Lotus 7, in which 1960s cult UK TV series? The Prisoner
  • Who said E=mc2 Einstein
  • Where was Lope de Vega born? Madrid
  • What nationality was Marco Polo? Italian
  • What element begins with the letter “K”? Krypton.
  • What's the smallest country in the world? Vatican City
  • A palmiped's feet are more commonly called what? Webbed
  • Which school featured in UK TV's 'Please Sir'? Fenn Street
  • Which four British cities have underground rail systems? Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.
  • Where did the first atomic bomb explode for the first time in Japan? Hiroshima
  • How many arms/tentacles/limbs does a squid have? Ten (there Are Varying Definitions Of Tentacles/arms For Squids - Generally A Squid Is Considered To Have Two Tentacles And Eight Arms - Whatever, There Are Ten Of Them In Total)
  • What’s the largest and densest of the four rocky planets? Earth.
  • If you had Lafite-Rothschild on your dinner table, what would it be? Wine.
  • Who wrote Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Hamlet? Shakespeare
  • How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico? Five.
  • What year did Christopher Columbus go to America? 1492
  • How long is a round in boxing? 3 minutes
  • What is the main language in Albania? Tosco
  • Who wrote the James Bond books? Ian Fleming
  • Complete the name of the American Football team: 'Washington ...........'? Redskins
  • Which 2 actors were in "Gone with the wind"? Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
  • What's the Hungarian word for pepper? paprika
  • Which actor appeared to have a wooden leg in the 1956 film Moby Dick? Gregory Peck(captain Ahab)
  • Which is the only American state to begin with the letter ‘p’? Pennsylvania.
  • Name a famous detective who smoked a pipe and played the violin. S. Holmes
  • What are the Sun, the Independent and the Guardian? newspapers
  • Who won a gold medal for Spain in cycling in the 1992 Olympics? Jose Manuel Moreno
  • Did Neil Armstrong put his l. or his r. foot on the moon first? left
  • What's the highest mountain in Africa? Kilimanjaro
  • What do the British call the vegetables that Americans call zucchini? Courgettes
  • What's the hardest rock? diamond
  • Which country has the largest area: Australia, Brazil or India? Brazil
  • What's the highest mountain in the world? Everest
  • Who said, "Vini, vidi, vici"? Caesar
  • Who were the two main actors in "Pretty Woman"? Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
  • Who wrote the song "Johnny be good"? Chuck Berry
  • What's the best known artificial international language? esperanto
  • How many dots are there on two dice? 42
  • Who cut Van Gogh's ear? he did
  • What's the name of the famous big clock in London? Big Ben
  • How many players are there in a volleyball team? 6
  • When did the Second World War end? 1945
  • What F-word is defined in physics as a “nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei”? Fusion.
  • Who wrote Lazarillo de Tormes? anonymous
  • What duo survived a 1909 shootout with Bolivia’s cavalry, according to historians? Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • What is the capital of Australia? Canberra
  • What is sushi traditionally wrapped in? Edible seaweed.
  • Which Cornish village claims to be the birthplace of King Arthur? Tintagel
  • 'Mace is one of the spices obtained from the tree Myristica Fragrams - what is the other? Nutmeg
  • Which is the most spoken language? Chinese
  • TV commercials for Campari launched the career of which actress? Lorraine Chase
  • Who had a 1960s hit with Let's Go To San Francisco? Flowerpot Men
  • In the 1963 film The Great Escape, what names were given to the three tunnels? Tom, Dick, Harry
  • What laundry detergent got lots of mileage out of the ad line, “ring around the collar”? Wisk.
  • What is an otter's home called? Holt
  • Where is the smallest bone in the body? ear
  • Where are the Dolomites? Italy
  • Which TV character said, 'Live long and prosper'? Mr Spock (star Trek)
  • Who was billed as the “Killer of Custer” in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show? A: Sitting Bull.
  • What was the character name of TV's 'The Saint'? Simon Templar
  • Who lived at 221B, Baker Street, London? Sherlock Holmes
  • Name two actors who played James Bond. Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan
  • What's the capital of Ethiopia? Addis Ababa
  • In literature, who was the best known pupil of Greyfriar's School? Billy Bunter
  • Who discovered penicillin? Fleming
  • Which guitarist is known as Slowhand? Eric Clapton
  • Who did Prince Rainier of Monaco marry? Grace Kelly
  • Who invented the electric light bulb? Thomas Edison
  • In which year did Foinavon win the Grand National? 1967
  • In what year was Prince Andrew born? 1960 (19th February)
  • What's the name of the main airport in Madrid? Barajas
  • What's the capital of Scotland? Edinburgh
  • What explorer introduced pigs to North America? Christopher Columbus.
  • Who was the first man on the moon? Armstrong
  • Which is the financial centre and main city of Switzerland? Zurich
  • Characters Charlie Allnut and Rosie Sayer appeared in which classic 1951 movie? The African Queen (humphrey Bogart & Katherine Hepburn)
  • What nationality was Chopin? Polish
  • What is the third major Balearic Island with Majorca and Minorca? Ibiza
  • The llama belongs to the family of animals commonly called what? Camels
  • Which popular BBC series about old collectibles began in 1977, presented by Bruce Parker and Arthur Negus, and is still running to this day? Antiques Roadshow.
  • What colour is a panda? black and white
  • Which hills divide England from Scotland? Cheviots
  • How many gallons of beer are in a firkin? Nine
  • What is 15 metres high, 8 metres wide and 240 kilometers long? Wall
  • Which actor appeared in Papillion and The Great Escape and died in 1980? Steve Mcqueen
  • Which is Britain's second largest city? Birmingham
  • What is the word used to describe an animal/plant that is both male and female? Hermaphrodite
  • Who averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life? Thomas Edison.
  • Who was the first black player to captain England's soccer team? Paul Ince
  • What continent is cut into two fairly equal halves by the Tropic of Capricorn? Australia.
  • Where would you find the world’s most ancient forest? Daintree Forest, north of Cairns, Australia.
  • What is the colour of the bull of an archery target? Gold
  • What film star who was in 9« weeks is now a boxer? Mickey Rourke
  • Consecrated in 1962, where is the Cathedral Church of St Michael? Coventry
  • What is the first letter on a typewriter? Q
  • Who wrote the Ugly Duckling? Hans Christian Andersen
  • In knitting, what is meant by the initials 'psso'? Pass Slipped Stitch Over
  • Who is the tallest basketball player in the world? Manute Boll - 2.31m
  • Who wrote the Satanic Verses? Salman Rushdie
  • What is converted into alcohol during brewing? Sugar
  • At which battle of 1314 did Robert The Bruce defeat the English forces? Bannockburn
  • What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope, in 1781? Uranus.
  • Which 17th century explorer was buried with a pipe and a box of tobacco? Sir Walter Raleigh
  • What horoscope sign has a crab? cancer
  • What is the capital city of Spain? Madrid.
  • What's the longest word in Spanish? superextraordinarissimo
  • Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey was as famous for her flamboyant character as for her cookery books and TV show throughout the late 1960s to the mid 1970s. By what name was she more usually known? Fanny Cradock.
  • What is the name given to a locked case in which decanters can be seen but not used? Tantalus
  • Where was Christopher Columbus born? Genoa
  • Who wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Robert Louis Stevenson
  • In which film did Roger Moore first play James Bond? Live And Let Die (1973)
  • What's the fastest passenger plane in the world? concorde
  • How long is the compulsory military service in England? it doesn't exist
  • What liqueur bearing the letters D.O.M. on the bottle label was developed at Fecamp, France, in the 16th century? Benedictine (dom = Deo Optimo Maximo = To God, Most Good, Most Great.)
  • May Queen, Wisley Crab, Foxwhelps and Lane’s Prince Albert are all species of what? Apples.
  • In which Dickens novel was Miss Havisham jilted on her wedding day? Great Expectations
  • Which Bond villain has been played by Telly Savalas, Donald Pleasance, Charles Gray, and Max Von Sydow? Blofeld (ernst Stavro)
  • What time do the pubs normally close in England? 11 o'clock
  • What colours make purple? red and blue
  • Which nail grows fastest? middle
  • Who did Madonna marry? Sean Penn
  • Name the world’s biggest island. Greenland.
  • How old is a horse when it changes from a filly to a mare? Four Years
  • What nation’s military attached dynamite packs to Dobermans before sending them into Palestinian guerrilla hideouts? Israel.
  • What national holiday in Mexico has picnickers munching chocolate coffins and sugar skulls? The Day of the Dead.
  • Which playwright wrote The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, and The Cherry Orchard? Anton Chekov
  • What did the 7 dwarves do for a job? miners
  • Which fast food restaurants were established by Ray Kroc? McDondalds
  • What's the capital of Monaco? Monaco
  • How many people went onto Noah's Ark? 8
  • What is the policeman's name in Noddy stories? Pc Plod
  • When did the First World War start? 1914
  • Who painted the Mona Lisa? Da Vinci
  • When did the Americans leave Vietnam? 1973
  • What did Joseph Priesley discover in 1774? Oxygen
  • Which Dickens' character was always 'expecting something to turn up'? Mr Micawber (david Copperfield)
  • Alastair Burnett, Sandy Gall, Reginald Bosanquet, Alastair Stewart, Carol Barnes and Trevor McDonald were all regular presenters of which TV programme? ITV News at Ten.
  • In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968? Memphis, Tennessee
  • What flavour is Cointreau? Orange.
  • When was President Kennedy killed? 1963
  • What Spanish artist said he would eat his wife when she died? Dali
  • What is the most northerly cricket ground at which a Test Match can (as at 2009) be played? Riverside (chester-le-street, Durham)
  • Who was Felipe el Hermoso's wife? Juana la Loca
  • Who did Franco designate as his successor in 1969? Juan Carlos
  • Which BBC music programme was broadcast weekly between 1964 and 2006? Top of the Pops.
  • What's the largest city in India? Bombay
  • Who was Radio 1's first female DJ? Anne Nightingale
  • For his part in which 1953 film did Frank Sinatra receive a Best Supporting Actor Oscar? From Here To Eternity
  • Which children's classic book was written by Anna Sewell? Black Beauty
  • Which river passes through Madrid? Manzanares
  • Who said, "I think, therefore I am"? Descartes
  • Who had a 1985 hit with Saving All My Love For You? Whitney Houston
  • If cats are feline, what are sheep? Ovine
  • Name three of the beatles Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
  • Who named a perfume for her fashion shows on the 5th day of the month? Chanel
  • In Roman mythology, Neptune is the equivalent to which Greek god? Poseidon
  • Who is the president of Iraq? Sadam Hussein
  • In which 1979 film was the spaceship called Nostromo? Alien
  • Which mountains are between Spain and France? Pyrenees
  • How many prongs are there on a fork? 4
  • What year did King Juan Carlos get married? 1962
  • Who starts first in chess? white
  • How many players are there in a basketball team? 5
  • What is the world’s longest river? Amazon.
  • What in Cornwall is the most southerly point of mainland Britain? Lizard Point
  • In which city is Hollywood? Los Angeles
  • Also the title of a famous literary work, who were Mrs Page and Mrs Ford? Merry Wives Of Windsor
  • Who was the female member of the SDP's 'Gang Of Four'? Shirley Williams (sdp = Social Democratic Party)
  • Who offered insurance against an accidental death caused by a falling Sputnik? Lloyds of London.
  • At which town did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp? Skegness (1936)
  • What do the opposite sides of a dice add up to? 7
  • Which painter did the group Mecano write a song about? Dali
  • Who composed The Wedding March? Felix Mendelsshon
  • Robin Hood & Friar Tuck appear in which well-known novel, by Sir Walter Scott? Ivanhoe
  • Who as the main actor in "Cocktail"? Tom Cruise
  • Where did Salvador Dali live? Figueras
  • What are the five colours of the Olympic rings? r,y,g,blue black
  • Which Briton won an ice-skating Gold at the Lake Placid Olympics? Robin Cousins
  • Who did John Lennon marry? Yoko Ono
  • In UK TV's 'Noel Edmund's House Party', the 'house' was situated near to which village? Crinkley Bottom
  • How many colours are there in a rainbow? 7
  • What's the capital of Denmark? Copenhagen
  • Who was the first man in space? Gagarin
  • What is the alternative common name for a Black Leopard? Panther
  • Name the world’s largest ocean. Pacific.
  • When did the American Civil War end? 1865
  • In which bay is Alcatraz? San Francisco Bay
  • Where was El Greco born? Greece
  • What does a numismatist study or collect? Coins (and/or Medals)
  • Who hosted UK TV's 'Family Fortunes' after Bob Monkhouse and before Les Dennis? Max Bygraves
  • What money do they use in Japan? yen
  • Which mountain overlooks Rio De Janeiro and its harbour? Sugar Loaf
  • Name the two families in Romeo and Juliet? Montague & Capulet
  • What's the capital of Kenya? Nairobi? Which is the largest ocean? Pacific
  • Which American state is nearest to the former Soviet Union? Alaska
  • Which DJ had a UK Top Ten hit with the song Snot Rap? Kenny Everett
  • For which fruit is the US state of Georgia famous? Peach
  • Which Latin term, usually applied to legal evidence, means 'at first sight'? Prima Facie
  • How many children has Queen Elizabeth the Second got? 4
  • What is the only English language single word anagram of the word crouton? Contour
  • What colour is Absynth? Green.
  • Who created the UK TV spoof 007 character Basildon Bond? Russ Abbott
  • In which country did the Mau Mau uprising (1952-60) occur? Kenya
  • What was the first film with sound? the Jazz Singer
  • On TV, who did the character Lurch work for? Addams Family
  • What do you use to take a cork out of a bottle? a corkscrew
  • How many events are there in the decathlon? 10
  • What are the three primary colours? red, blue and yellow
  • What’s the ballet term for a 360-degree turn on one foot? Pirouette.
  • What year did Elvis Presley die? 1977
  • What magazine boasts the slogan: “Test, Inform, Protect”? Consumer Reports.
  • Which musical featured the song They Called The Wind Mariah? Paint Your Wagon
  • Who was Robin Hood's girlfriend? Maid Marian
  • What does the roman numeral C represent? 100
  • What model appeared topless on the self-penned 1993 novel Pirate? Fabio.
  • When did the first man go into space? 1961
  • What was the most watched UK TV programme of all time? Eastenders, when Den divorced Angie, which drew 30.10 million viewers on 25th December, 1986.
  • What Great Lake state has more shoreline than the entire U.S. Atlantic seaboard? Michigan.