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  1. What is the only internal human organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue?
  2. What model pioneered personal computing in the 1980s, selling over 20 million of its (then huge) 64k memory machines?
  3. Name the passenger vehicle famously lost with 36 fatalities on 6 May 1937 at New Jersey US?
  4. Spell the city name: Pnom Penh; Phnom Penh; Phnom Penn; or Pnhom Pehn? - Bonus point, it is the capital city of which country?
  5. Belgian surgeon Jacques Rogge headed what organization (at 2012)? - Bonus point - Who preceded Rogge and was the longest serving president, 1980-2001? - additional bonus point - What nationality was that longest serving president of the IOC?
  6. What instrument most commonly features in the logos of national postal services?
  7. Protected Geographical Status (PGS) is a EU legal framework to protect the names of regional: Foods/drinks; Songs; Dances; or Festivals?
  8. Chicken Pox is mainly contracted from contact with: Children; Adults; Water; or Birds?
  9. Which country has (early 2000s) the highest AIDS infection rate in the world?
  10. Tian Tian and Yang Guang are: Pandas; Perfumes; Triad gangsters; Beijing subway stations; or Korean search engines?
  11. Earl Scruggs (1924-2012) pioneered and was master of the three-fingered technique for playing what?
  12. Facebook announced the acquisition of what major photo app company in April 2012?
  13. Introduced in the early 1900s, the internationally used Whyte Notation (representing the number of leading/driving/trailing wheels, via a numbers and dashes system) classifies what?
  14. Perfunctory means: Smelly; Faultless; Careless; or Structured?
  15. In 2012 Harvard professor Jonathan Tilley announced research apparently proving (contrary to all previous medical thinking) what human feature can be enabled to be replenished in the host body: Teeth; Brain tissue; Eggs; or Heart?
  16. The Chinese (translated) 'Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists' which once instigated a famous rebellion against colonial and imperial presence in Peking (now Beijing) China, were better known by what name?
  17. The federation of which sport ruled in early 2012 that bikinis would not be compulsory for its competitors at the London Olympics?
  18. The UK further education system abbreviation UCAS stands for what?
  19. Name Shanghai's financial area and China's commercial hub, literally meaning 'east bank'?
  20. What modern counter-intuitive notion of leading people did author Robert Greenleaf popularize in his so-titled 1977 book?


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