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quizballs 244 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- Weibo is a what in China: Thunderstorm; Microblog; Toy; or Political Party? Microblog (The Sina Corporation's 'Sina Weibo' at weibo.com is the largest - equating in China at 2013 to Twitter's presence in the US - there are other weibos, but Sina's is the biggest)
- What popular food comes from the Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima plants? Rice (Oryza sativa is Asian rice, Oryza glaberrima is African rice)
- A 'sinkhole' is a collapse of the ground into a void below caused by: Water; Volcano; Earthquake; or Tunnelling creatures? Water (specifically the dissolution of rock such as limestone, chalk, gypsum, salt, etc., by rainwater or other drainage into the rock)
- Poached eggs on muffins with hollandaise sauce, and ham or bacon are popularly called 'eggs (What?)'? Benedict
- What metaphorical torture chamber reference derives from George Orwell's 1949 book Nineteen Eighty-Four? Room 101 (in which prisoners were tortured using their own worst fears)
- Matriculate means: Become registered; Calculate; Balance; or Make complicated? Become registered (typically become enrolled at a college/university, or less commonly pass/qualify/complete a course)
- Tritium is a radioactive isotope of: Iron; Lead; Hydrogen; or Cheese? Hydrogen
- Name the vast global accountancy firm which effectively ceased after criminal involvement in the 2001 Enron corporate fraud? Arthur Andersen
- What word was originally a sudden sound, later a flashing point on a radar screen, evolving in the 1970s to mean a trend deviation? Blip
- Whose famous old Brown Ale (still made) was first brewed in Whitechapel, London, in 1902: Fuller's; Young's; Charrington's; or Mann's? Mann's (Mann's Brown Ale, still brewed at 2013, by Marston's at Wolverhampton)
- In ancient Greek mythology and many later depictions, who was Psyche's lover and partner? Eros (or Cupid, the Roman name - Psyche represented life/soul, and Cupid/Eros represented desire/sexual love)
- Name the illness caused by a reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein in wheat, barley, rye, etc? Coeliac disease (Celiac in US-English)
- The word bide means: Stay; Measure; Use; or Protect? Stay (in the sense of staying/waiting somewhere - hence the expression to bide one's time)
- On traditional British silverware what does EPNS stand for? Electro-Plated Nickel Silver
- The Innocent smoothie drinks business was wholly acquired by which more famous drinks corporation in 2013? Coca Cola
- Named Wallyn and Thych, what were 7ft 2ins and 5ft 6ins in London news reports on 4 Mar 2013: Eels caught in the Thames; Meteor craters in Hyde Park; Twin baby elephants born at London Zoo; or The Queen's two police guards outside King Edward VII hospital? The Queen's two police guards outside King Edward VII hospital (PCs Tony Wallyn 7'2", and Tony Thych 5'6")
- St Elmo's Fire originally referred to: A fierce sermon; Atmospheric ionization; The Sun; or A medieval catapult? Atmospheric ionization (a luminous corona effect produced by electricity in air from a thunderstorm, historically observed around a ship's mast, or less famously elsewhere in volcanic eruptions)
- The handtool which may be struck or bowed as a musical instrument is a 'singing (what)'? Saw
- What word technically refers to a micro-organism which produces benefits for a host organism (for example human consumption of certain yogurts)? Probiotic
- In physics which one of these is not one of the four fundamental states of matter: Solid, Liquid, Plasma, Light, or Gas? Light
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