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  1. Vogue magazine's front cover featured for the first time a model wearing what in November 1988: Jeans, Tattoos; Spectacles; or Nothing?
  2. A birthstone of March, the mineral heliotrope is commonly called what, due to its red inclusions?
  3. Turgescence or tumefaction, affecting parts of the human body, is more commonly called what?
  4. Whose brands are: Picassa, Panoramio, Trends, and Scholar?
  5. What word for a surprise attack originally referred to hiding in the woods?
  6. The 'radical symbol' in mathematics denotes what?
  7. ALMA, in Chile, cost $1.4bn, 10 years to build, became the largest operating what in 2013?
  8. Afghanistan's controversial Parwan Detention Facility is better known in the 'western world' by what name?
  9. What religion takes its name from the Greek for 'universal', from the root words meaning 'in respect of [the] whole'?
  10. In Manhattan, NYC, what is famously the oldest public hospital in the US?
  11. Warning symbols for radioactivity and biological hazards employ a three-part icon called a what, originally referring to a three-leaved plant?
  12. Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio made the news in 2013 as a: Bullfighter; Bank-robber; Footballer; or Pope?
  13. The word 'haram' refers to both a sanctuary and a forbidden act in which religion: Islam, Buddhism; Hinduism; or Judaism?
  14. Made by Paramount Group of South Africa what are Marauder, Mbombe, Matador and Maverick: Sci-fi movies; Military vehicles; Lager beers; or Communications satellites?
  15. Which travel guide publisher was acquired by the BBC's commercial division BBC Worldwide Ltd for £130m in 2007, and sold for £51m in 2013?
  16. What term is given in the science of perception (used for example in road safety distance gauging) for the expansion of size of an image/object indicating speed and movement towards the observer?
  17. Phlebitis refers to inflammation of what part of the human body?
  18. Where is the coastal village of Pugwash, famous for thought leadership and peace conferences: Canada; Ireland; Scotland; or Denmark?
  19. To what English business abbreviation does the German 'mittlestand' equate: LTD; PLC; CO-OP; or SME?
  20. What volatile metallic element forms the nitrate compound Sr(NO3)2 commonly used in red fireworks?


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