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- Spell: Grafitti; Graffitti; Grafiti; or Graffiti?
- What species of shark featured as the killer in the book/film Jaws?
- What is the old name (Latin, meaning 'strong water') for a solution of nitric acid in water, used in alchemy and other ancient processes?
- In a 2011 survey, publicised in national press by a UK 'leading family law firm', what were pronounced often to be 'deal-breakers' in divorce settlements: Carpets and curtains; Golf-clubs and ski-gear; Cats and dogs; or Clubcard points and airmiles?
- Alfred Pennyworth was whose butler?
- On what island did tycoon Richard Branson's holiday retreat burn down in August 2011?
- What hour does a clock-hand point to when it equates to 270 degrees on a conventional compass?
- In the mid 1700s Swede Carl Linnaeus devised the modern day taxonomy (category structure) for, and was first to catalogue what: Life on Earth; Chemical elements; Colours/colors; Planets and stars?
- What Swiss physicist introduced the notion of mathematical function and notational 'f' symbol, and among other bigger discoveries also solved the 'Seven Bridges of Königsberg' problem?
- What geological term refers to granular material sized between sand and clay, derived from soil or rock?
- The abbreviation SIM, as in SIM card, stands fully for what?
- The opposite to nadir, what word refers to directly overhead, or more generally the highest point?
- By about 2010 what more centrally meaningful word (and technology) had replaced 'router' for the internet connection hardware unit typically installed in homes and small businesses?
- What item of clothing, known as a 'topi', was popularised by Indian leaders Mahatma Gandhi, Jaraharlal Nehru, and later by anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare: Cap; Cape; Sarong; or Socks?
- The fixing of what to bridges and street furniture by courting couples became a nuisance craze for authorities in Italy (spreading elsewhere), prompted by Frederico Moccia's 2006 novel I Want You?
- What six-letter two-word French expression was adopted into English in the mid 1700s referring to a witty remark?
- What is the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey?
- Snow, the world's biggest selling beer (at 2011), is based in and dominates the market of which nation?
- The 'Travel Bookshop' bookstore in North London served as a location for what successful 1999 film?
- Fruit Importers of Ireland Limited acquired (in 1986) and later adopted the name of what company, said to be the oldest fruit brand in the world?
- Jerry and Mike are the first names of what famous pairing of 1950s hit songwriters?
- What was the (2011 reported) average annual salary of a UK ('county') Council Chief Executive: £42k; £61k; £75k; or £186k?
- What is seven-eighths of sixteen?
- What N American slang term, alluding to an item of religious security, referred to an old-style cheap pressed steel bottle/can-opener which commonly carried advertising?
- On a standard English 'qwerty' keyboard, which key is between Z and C?
- Most commonly what note is the highest pitch open (unfretted) string on a standard/soprano ukulele?
- A pneumatic motor converts potential energy in the form of what into mechanical work?
- What is the meaning of the Latin term, ergo: Therefore; After; Before; or Mistake?
- What marketing term, a portmanteau word, refers to a news or information article which also carries publicity or promotion for the organization which provided it?
- The formula 4/3pr3 (four-thirds x pi x radius cubed) is used to calculate the volume of a what?
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