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- What is Uganda's staple crop, of which each adult consumes over three-times bodyweight annually?
- The mummified ancient man, thought killed by an arrow 5,300 years ago, is known as '(who?).. the Iceman' ?
- Which hollywood sex symbol, star of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, died in 2011, aged 89?
- Which two significant European rivers formed most of the northern inland frontier of the Roman Empire?
- 100 degrees Celsius is how many degrees Fahrenheit?
- What former president of a European country was charged in 2011 with misusing public funds while mayor of his country's capital city?
- Which online music service announced in March 2011 achieving one million paying subscribers across Europe, of a total exceeding 10 million users?
- Which British crime writer helped clean and preserve thousands of 3,000 year-old carved ivory pieces, found in the Assyrian capital of Nimrud, 1949-63, in excavations led by her then husband Sir Max Mallowen?
- Mattel Inc closed its vast flagship retail store for what iconic product/brand in Shanghai, China, two years after its launch in 2009?
- In which European city are the headquarters of the European Central Bank?
- Which Jewish holiday is also known as the Day of Atonement?
- The Tinikling, a dance using bamboo poles, is the (or a) main national dance of which 7,000-island nation?
- The Hallé Orchestra, named after its Anglo-German founder (born Karl Halle) is based in which city?
- What 1986 disaster caused pollution across Europe by the radioactive isotope caesium-137, which at least 25 years later still required livestock to be scanned on some UK upland farms?
- The liqueur sambuca originates from which European country?
- A stimpmeter measures the speed of a ball over what surface: Golf putting green; Football (soccer) pitch; Cricket outfield; or Pinball table?
- Following a violent 'domestic incident', which European country did Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi want to abolish in 2009? (Bonus question - what is Colonel Gaddafi's first name? )
- Name the excessively cheerful optimistic heroine created by American author Eleanor H Porter in the famous 1913 eponymously titled book, and subsequent series, which became a term for someone of such attitude?
- The Scoville Scale is used to measure the heat of what?
- The Japanese musical instrument the shamisen (or samisen or sangen) has traditionally how many strings (the answer, in Japanese and the earlier Chinese, is in the name): One; Three; Twelve; or Twenty-four?
- Eutrophication is the addition of natural or artificial nutrients to what, causing plant growth?
- The poems (English titles) The Prisoner of the Caucasus (1821), The Bronze Horseman (1833) and the play Boris Godunov (published 1831) were written by which Russian writer: Nabokov; Dostoyevsky; Pushkin; or Solzhenitsyn?
- Alberto Grando, who died in 2011 aged 88, was whose motorcycle companion in the 1950s?
- The initials of French company LVMH, the world's largest luxury goods business, stand for what three famous brands? (Bonus point - which Italian jeweller and watchmaker did LVMH announce it would acquire in 2011? )
- Anosmia is the lack of which of the senses in humans?
- Which is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas?
- Strangely derived from Latin meaning ship, relating to maritime/direction, what is the central area of a church called?
- Which US president in office 1945-53, is said to have coined the phrase 'If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen' ?
- The 'cardinal points' are the four main points on what?
- Which long-standing cartoon characters made their debut in 'Puss Gets The Boot' in February 1940, called originally Jasper and Jinx?
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