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quizballs 248 - free general knowledge questions for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- How long (kilometres/miles) was the Berlin Wall: 4/2½; 8/5; 28/17½; or 140/87?
- Where in the human body are glial cells?
- Name the smartphone app devised by a London teenager bought by Yahoo for reportedly £18m in 2013?
- What reductive metaphor refers to a percentage subtraction from the market value of an asset, which became a description for the EU-imposed tax on Cyprus bank deposits in 2013: Trim; Shave; Crop; or Haircut?
- Which US corporation sold its personal computer business including Thinkpad brand to the world-leading Chinese manufactuer Lenovo in 2005?
- Opprobrium refers to a deep form of: Wisdom; Respect; Criticism; or Denial?
- What Caribbean dance shares its name with a religious concept of somewhere between heaven and hell?
- Orogeny refers to the process by which what are created: Quicksands; Wormcasts; Molehills; or Mountains?
- What medical/industrial sterilization equipment is named from the meaning 'self-fastening'?
- If you were a mounted soldier in medieval times what would two men called Sperrin and Homer each make for you (two answers required - the words sound a little like what they refer to)?
- What term refers to an edge-strike in both drumming and basketball?
- What item of apparel metaphorically (with colour prefix, usually black or white) refers informally to an internet hacker: Hat; Coat; Cape; or Cap?
- What fruit is a metaphorical business term for a sub-standard product, especially a faulty car: Lemon; Berry; Plum; or Banana?
- What is the project/brand name for Google's computerized spectacles: Lens; Glass; Spec; or 4i?
- Cosa Nostra refers to what organization: Catholicism; Ferrari; Guggi; or The Mafia?
- Founded as Thames Ironworks FC in 1895, which football club (later renamed) will occupy the London Olympic Stadium from 2016 (a clue is in club nickname and badge)?
- Which famous smoker is associated with the expression 'three pipe problem'?
- In 1998 who was the first 'First Lady' to appear on the cover of Vogue?
- The unrecognized state of Biafra existed from 1967-1970 in the south-east of which country?
- Which long-standing anthropomorphic ursine creature did Dennis the Menace replace on the Beano comic's front cover in 1974?
quizballs 248 - free quiz answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes