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- Psilocybin refers to what commonly named natural recreational and anti-depressant drug?
- The old maritime professional rank bosun is an abbreviation of what older full term?
- The Christian Eucharist ceremonial act is based on what event from religious scripture: Last Supper; Turning Water into Wine; Feeding the 5,000; or Cleansing Ten Lepers?
- RB211, Trent, Tay, and Spey, are what, all manufactured by which corporation (two answers required)?
- The German/Jewish occupational surname Schneider referred to what sort of tradesman?
- A fire ant colony can join together as a self-transporting: Wing; Raft; Ball; or Wheel?
- What does the French-English expression "C'est la vie!" mean?
- The abbreviation DDoS, referring to a data-flooding attack on a website to disrupt or close it, means what in full?
- Wampum refers to decorative/monetary shell-beads in which culture?
- The traditional logo of which famous pre-ground bean coffee is a white script lower-case four-letter name on a red square background?
- The terms Sic Bo, Tai Sai, Dai Siu, Big and Small, Hi-Lo, Grand Hazard, Birdcage, and Chuck-a-Luck all refer broadly to the same gambling game which uses what?
- Named after US economist Arthur Laffer, his eponymous Curve refers graphically to notional/optimal government revenues according to levels of: Taxation; Inflation; Happiness; or Weather?
- Aside from his usual name who is sometimes called the Bishop of Rome: Michelangelo; Silvio Berlusconi; Benito Mussolini; or The Pope?
- What word for a very bad incident derives from Italian meaning 'ill-starred'?
- The word putative means: Harsh; Token; Conditional; or Supposed?
- Derived from German bucht, in geography a bight refers to a: Curved feature or bay; Rocky crag; Marsh/bog; or Dry lake?
- Corvine refers to resembling/belonging to what bird?
- What portmanteau demographics term is the lowest level in the BBC's survey/attempted redefining of social class published in 2013?
- Which aptly named country boasts the capital city closest to the equator, also the highest capital, at 2013 (bonus point for the name of the city)?
- The 1940s-50s development names Whirlo-Way and Pluto Platter referred to and became what better known generic/brand name?
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