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- What is the term, of French origin, loosely translated 'into mouth', for using facial muscles and shaping the lips for the mouthpiece to play a woodwind or brass musical instrument?
- Which European country found itself without a government from June 2010 into 2011 because of failed coalition talks between its seven political parties?
- In science, and heating particularly, what does BTU stand for?
- Which book of the Bible features Noah's Ark?
- A 'salt eel' is a nautical term for the end of a what?
- Which species of animal at an East German zoo had a hip replacement operation in January 2011?
- In his 2011 memoir, Known and Unknown, which US ex-politician deflected blame onto others including Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice for Iraq War mistakes?
- Which football club broke the British transfer record in January 2011 by paying Liverpool F C £50million for Fernando Torres?
- How many vertices (corners) has a regular dodecahedron (a dodecahedon is a 3D form with 12 faces)?
- English 17th century 'Hearth Money' was a tax on which part of a house?
- The Salmon River in Idaho USA is known by what nickname, (also the name of a 1954 film, whose title soundtrack was recorded by each of its stars, Marilyn Monroe and Robert Mitchum)?
- The reproduction method serigraphy, said to be based on the Japanese art of katazome, is better known by what name?
- Which prolific 18th century German-British composer created Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and the opera Serse?
- An English folk name for the green woodpecker, based on an aspect of its behaviour is a: Baffle; Yaffle; Waffle; or Snaffle?
- A major critic of the conventional notion of God, who wrote the 1976 book, extending ideas of natural selection in evolution, The Selfish Gene?
- First made in 18th century France, a bergere (correctly bergère, confusingly meaning shepherdess), is what type of furniture?
- British photographer Carl Warner's collection of landscapes went on display in London in October 2010. What did he use to create the landscapes?
- Brougham, Hackney, Buckboard, and Phaeton are horse-drawn vehicles with how many wheels each: Two; Three; Four; or Six?
- A papal cross has how many horizontal sections?
- Discovered by Ben Corson and Roger Stoughton in 1928, 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile is more commonly called what sort of gas?
- A pun on a precious metal, a slang word for a fraud or 'rip-off', and a quest by Jason in Greek mythology, what award has been presented to officials in the US whom the judges consider waste public money?
- Which World War II leader was captured in April 1945 trying to flee to Switzerland with gold and looted Ethiopian sovereigns which became known as The Treasure of Dongo?
- In what country are/were violent demonstrations in 2011 against President Hosni Mubarak and his 30-year leadership?
- Who beat Andy Murray in final of the Australian Open tennis championship in January 2011?
- Which British film secured the most Oscar nominations, and top commendation at the Directors Guild of American Awards, in January 2011?
- What were the first names of retailer F W Woolworth, the second of which was a store brand?
- "Hale knew before he had been in Brighton three hours that they meant to murder him..." are the opening words to which Graham Greene novel?
- Bayern is the German name for which region of Germany?
- 'The House at the Back' was one of three original houses that made up which famous London address?
- Skiving, beading and perforating are terms used in which industry?
- What number is topaz on the Mohs scale of hardness: 1; 3; 6; or 8?
- Whisky, honey, oatmeal cream and egg are the ingredients for which Scottish drink?
- Which British high street retailer started selling DNA/paternity tests over the counter in January 2011?
- Famille-rose porcelain originated in which country?
- A garboard is a range of planks on what?
- Actress Maria Schneider who died in 2011 age 58 was famous for her role in what iconic sexually explicit film?
- What is the top-level internet domain suffix for the country of Turkey?
- Basrelief, cameo, restrike, and anaglyph and technical terms within what art form?
- The Middle Eastern dish falafel or felafel usually contains onions, parsley, coriander and what main ingredient?
- What is the science of electronics applied to aeronautics and space travel?
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