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- What is Methylenedioxymethamphetamine better known as? Ecstasy (the recreational drug, or MDMA)
- The Virginia Native American, Matoaka, aka Amonute, captured by the English 1613, becoming Rebecca Rolfe (c1595-1617), is better known by what name (also a 1995 Disney film)? Pocahontas
- Penguins increase their swimming speed by emitting (What?) from their feathers: Oil; Salt; Heat; or Air bubbles? Air bubbles (which act as lubrication)
- Spell the word: Idiosyncrasy; Idiocincracy; Idiosyncracy; or Idiocyncrasy? Idiosyncrasy (meaning an individually distinctive characteristic - from Greek idios, own/private, and krasis, mixture)
- The Harlem Globetrotters, founded 1920s, perform in which field: Acrobatics; Stunt-flying; Basketball; or Magic/Illusion? Basketball
- From Sanskrit for a 'drop/dot' what Hindi word is a South Asian forehead decoration? Bindi (from Sanskrit bindu - traditionally a red dot, or gem or similar, between and slightly above the eyebrows, generally worn by women - with various important significances)
- Winston Churchill referred to what event as the 'Miracle of Deliverance'? Dunkirk (fully the Dunkirk Evacuation - of 300,000 British forces back to England from France, 27 May- 4 June 1940, referenced in Churchill's 'We shall fight on the beaches' speech on 4 June)
- The Up! and Eos and CC are models of which car brand? Volkswagen (or VW)
- The subtitle of the 2015 Mad Max film is: Angry Street; Wild Path; Fury Road; or Irritable Motorway? Fury Road
- In the 1970s British practitioner John McTimoney founded his eponymous type of (What?) treatment: Herbal; Radiotherapy; Chiropractic; or Exorcism? Chiropractic (McTimoney Chiropractic involves the use of light fast hand movements)
- Which automobile brand was officially adopted in 1900 after the Spanish name of racing entrepreneur Emil Jellinek's daughter? Mercedes (Jellinek was a buyer/distributor of Daimler-Benz cars, and demanded ever-improving performance - Mercedes was Jellinek's racing pseudonym)
- Aberdeen in Scotland is known as the (Which rock?) City? Granite
- Mebos is a South African apricot-based: Shoe polish; Hand-cleanser; Dried preserve; or Liqueur? Dried preserve
- Cannes Film Festival 2015 (Gala Screenings) banned women wearing: Tattoos; Fur; Strong perfume; or Flat shoes? Flat shoes (a CFF spokesperson explained this to be an interpretation of formal evening wear dress code..)
- The acronym FOBT refers to what, considered a great social harm pervading many depressed UK cities and shopping streets? Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (high speed gambling machine)
- Introduced in 1894 and one of the world's oldest trademarks, Bibendum is better known as what? The Michelin Man (icon of the Michelin tyre/tire company)
- Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and Martin Balsam had cameo roles in the 1991 remake of what 1962 film in which they starred? Cape Fear
- Champagne bubbles contain: Oxygen; Hydrogen; Nitrogen; or Carbon dioxide? Carbon dioxide
- JP Morgan, Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, Bank of America, and UBS were fined $6bn in 2015 for rigging what market? Foreign Exchange (or FOREX)
- Which famous TV personality ended a 33 year run of 6,082 shows in 2015? David Letterman
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