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- At 2012 what is the most viewed non-commercial/non-professional Youtube video ever?
- What country experienced the world's biggest electricity power-cut in July 2012?
- The 21st century's second and last solar transit (across the Sun) of what planet happened in 2012?
- What organization won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize?
- What Sesame Street character featured in anti-Romney advertising in the 2012 US election?
- What successful football club announced in Sükrü Saracoglu Stadium an Adidas-sponsored yellow and navy-blue shirt for 2012-13 named 'Efsane Çubuklu Forma' ('Legendary Barred Kit')?
- Among Time magazine's 2012 100 Most Influential Persons in the World, Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller was elected leader for the second time of what Caribbean island?
- Princess Estelle, Duchess of Östergötland, granddaughter to King Carl XVI Gustaf, became 2nd in line to what nation's throne when born in 2012?
- A project led by broadcaster NHK and Tobu Railway Co, which city's 'Skytree' opened as the world's tallest self-supporting tower and 2nd largest building in 2012?
- Which bank was fined a record $1.9bn by US authorities for money-laundering in Dec 2012?
- Name the ex-construction worker who died in 2012, whose video-taped beating by Los Angeles police and their initial subsequent acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots?
- In 2012 'The Orphan of Zhao' became the first play of which country to be produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company?
- Lady Gaga cancelled her 2012 tour to which country after threats of chaos from protestors?
- Name the French president who began his term in 2012?
- What is the year 2012 in Roman numerals?
- Which famous hairdresser who died in 2012 created the wedge-bob?
- How many Sundays are in 2012?
- Who in 2012 made the first submarine solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the lowest point of the oceans (subsequently to release a 3D film of the dive)?
- Andy William's (1927-2012) TV Show featured what animal who liked cookies: Gorilla; Bear; Dog; or Racoon?
- A Judy Garland dress which sold for $302,000 in 2012 was worn in which movie?
- 2012 is the 50th anniversary of what short exclusively land-based war between two vast nations?
- Who began his speech, "Where is Dave?.." at the 2012 UK Conservative Party Conference?
- What Italian cruise ship tragically ran aground at Giglio Island, Italy, in Jan 2012?
- What event in the 2012 Olympics saw eight competitors disqualified for "not using best efforts"?
- Who won his seventh French Open Tennis Championship in 2012?
- Who became the oldest actor to win an Oscar in 2012?
- Name the retired software pioneer and 2012 fugitive from a murder inquiry who fled Belize and surfaced in Guatemala?
- What nationality is Carlos Slim, the richest person in the world according to Forbes 2012?
- Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, the world famous performance artist who died in 2012, is better known by what name?
- British actor Brian Cobby (1929-2012) provided the first male voice for what British announcements: Speaking Clock; British Rail; Harrods elevators; or Shipping (weather) forecasts?
- Davy Jones (1945-2012) fronted what popular 1960s pop group?
- Name the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover which landed on Mars in 2012?
- Name the ancient 3,000-unit indoor market and city location of the motorbike chase in the 2012 film Skyfall (two answers required)?
- Name the RBS banker stripped of his knighthood in Jan 2012?
- Justin Welby was appointed to what famous old position in 2012?
- Jermaine Jackson filed a petition in 2012 to change which letter of his surname to what new letter?
- In which 2012 sporting event was the Chinese Ren Cancan defeated by its first ever female Olympic Gold medal winner?
- 2012 was the 300th anniversary of the world's first industrial steam-powered machine, which was a: Mill engine; Water pump; Locomotive; or Paddle-steamboat?
- What city hosted the richest (biggest prize) horse race in 2012?
- The 2012 global top-ten ranking website QQ.com, owned by Tencent corporation, is what nation's largest internet portal?
- In 2012 fossils of 1.9m years-old Homo rudolfensis were discovered in: Kenya; Australia; USA; or Iceland?
- Who famously accused Tony Abbott of sexism and misogyny in 2012?
- Which nation defied international warnings when launching a rocket in Dec 2012?
- The American Football Super Bowl final in 2012 is branded by what Roman numerals?
- Sir Patrick Moore, world-leading expert on astronomy for six decades who died in 2012, was technically qualified at what academic level: Professor; Doctor; or Amateur?
- In 2012 which vast multinational supermarket corporation recorded its first fall in profits since 1994?
- Which entertainer's gravestone was removed from a Scarborough UK cemetery in 2012?
- In which nation's London embassy did Wikileaks founder Julian Assange seek diplomatic asylum in 2012?
- Which 2002-founded UK budget airline ceased to operate in 2012?
- Name the famous moonwalking astronaut who died in 2012?
- In 2012 who became the first black person to feature on South African banknotes?
- Name the devastating mid/N American hurricane of Oct 2012?
- Which American singer, actress and model, said by Guinness World Records to be the most awarded ever, died in Los Angeles in 2012?
- Which English football manager was acquitted of tax evasion charges Jan 2012?
- Who was appointed US Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States Jan 2012?
- In 2012 who offered $5m to charity in return for Barack Obama's college and passport application records?
- The town of Schmallenberg in Germany gave its name informally to a virus discovered there which afflicted what across Europe in 2012: Cattle/Sheep/Goats; Trees; People; or Birds?
- Light a Penny Candle and Circle of Friends are books by which hugely popular Irish writer who died in 2012?
- What popular cartoon TV series celebrated 500 editions in 2012?
- Bradley Wiggins, British winner of the 2012 Tour de France is noted for his 'trademark': Sideburns; Goaty; Moustache; or Shaved head?
- In which city did the Rolling Stones play a 2012 surprise gig at Le Trabendo club to 350 fans for £12 each: Tokyo; Paris; London; or New York?
- What nationality is Felix Baumgartner, who skydived through the sound barrier in 2012?
- What public service opened in Cardiff prison, Wales, in 2012, staffed by inmates: Restaurant; Gym; Library; or Garden centre/center?
- Who played the part of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony?
- In 2012 British MP Nadine Dorries controversially appeared on what reality TV show: Big Brother; Survivor; I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here; or American Idol?
- 2012 was the 100th anniversary of the introduction of what Summer Olympics disciplines: Art and Music; Cooking and Patisserie; Flying and Gliding; or Puppetry and Ventriloquism?
- Which Eastern European nation saw protests against Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Jan 2012?
- In 2012 which former Liberian president was found guilty of crimes against humanity?
- A pastel version of what artwork sold at a New York auction for a record $120m?
- What type of creature was Lonesome George, who in 2012 was the last of his subspecies to die?
- Whose first personal Twitter posting, in Dec 2012 from @pontifex, ended: "I bless you from my heart"?
- Kenyon Produce was the original name of what famous brand bought by Germany's Intersnack corporation in 2012?
- Chile experienced large and violent protests by whom in 2012, invoking comparisons with similar 2006 action called (after the protestors' uniforms) The Penguins' Revolution or The March of the Penguins: Public servants; Students; Waiters; or Nuns?
- The British warship HMS Dauntless was controversially deployed where in Jan 2012?
- The lease for which famous state building was sold in 2012 for a luxury hotel development: Admiralty Arch, London; Brandenburg Gate, Berlin; Arc de Triomphe, Paris; or Victory Arch of Constantine, Rome?
- The effective discovery of what particle was announced by CERN at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012?
- What two countries jointly hosted the 2012 EUFA European Football Championship; and who won and who came 2nd (four answers required)?
- Name the TV/movie actor who died in 2012 and starred in 1960s fantasy sitcom I Dream of Jeannie?
- Which famous person formally nominated Barack Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic Party candidates in the US 2012 general election?
- Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson are better known as what 2012 record-breaking unit?
- Which famous character from computing tweeted 'This is for everyone' in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?
- Pope Benedict XVI's 2012 book was his third in a three-volume series about: Religious Architecture; Jesus; The Vatican; or Catholic Cooking?
- Who wrote the 2012 Man Booker prizewinning novel Bring Up the Bodies?
- In 2012 what laconically-branded sport increased engine capacity from 800 cc to 1,000 cc?
- In 2012 Price Nayef became the second crown prince, after Prince Sultan, to die before ascending to the throne in which country?
- In 2012 what nation is the world's second-largest economy, the largest exporter and second-largest importer?
- Xi Jinping achieved the top-ranked position in China in 2012 in what field: Squash; Buddhism; Chess; Political leadership; or Computer games?
- Enrique Pena Nieto became president of which country in 2012?
- Which BBC Director General was appointed and resigned in 2012?
- 2012 is the 200th anniversary of the what European capital city's status, moved from Turku by Czar Alexander I of Russia?
- In the 2012 Olympics logo, what number contained the word 'London': The first 2; 0; 1; or The second 2?
- What did Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph, UK, win in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 2012 Diamond Jubilee?
- Who wrote the 200 year-old letter auctioned for 150,000 euros in 2012, expressing a wish to destroy the Kremlin?
- Which international sportsman successfully switched to boxing, defeating US heavyweight Richard Dawson in 2012?
- Who became the youngest F1 triple champion (to date) in Nov 2012?
- What cartoon character featured on a $100,000 auctioned poster in Texas, Nov 2012?
- Name the tragic genius 'father of computing', and inventor of the eponymous seminal computer machine, whose 100th birthday would have been 23 Jun 2012?
- What top-selling UK newspaper was produced on Sundays for the first time in 2012?
- Who coached/managed both the England and Russia football teams during 2012?
- Name the best-selling educational author of the 'Seven Habits of Highly Effective People' who died in Idaho in 2012?
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