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- In the standard English Scrabble game, what are the only two letters worth the maximum 10 points: Z; X; J; Q; W; or Y? Z and Q
- Oyster, Portobello, Button, Chestnut and Flat are varieties of what? Mushrooms
- The Oompa-Loompas feature in: Tellytubbies; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Alice in Wonderland; or Star Wars? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Misheard/called 'Pizza Marines' when founded in 1965 and renamed in 1968, what restaurant chain claims most outlets globally (since 2011)? Subway (founded as 'Pete's Submarines', hence the misunderstood name)
- A standard guitar commonly has fretboard markers for the octave (ie half string length) at what fret: 6th; 8th; 12th or 15th? 12th
- Technically lugumes/beans, cereals and nuts are defined as what category of foodstuff: Edible seeds; Fruits; Flowers; or Leaves? Edible seeds
- Named after a Briton who helped modernise a much bigger country in the 1800s, 'The Glover' is a joint whisky brand of which two nations: Ireland; Scotland; USA; Japan; Wales; or Germany? Scotland and Japan (after Thomas Blake Glover)
- Technically called the masseter, what is the common name of the human muscle able to exert the most force: Jaw; Thigh; Tongue; or Heart? Jaw
- What is the common name of Chinese parsley or dhania, also called 'the devil's herb'? Coriander (Cilantro is a less common alternative, and an acceptable answer)
- Six inches equates to how many millimetres: 75; 96; 152; or 235? 152
- Roughly what are the beats per minute of a hummingbird's wings: 300; 700; 1200; or 3000? 3000
- What currency is abbreviated to SAR, and contains 100 Halalas and 20 Qirsh? Saudi Riyal (currency of Saudi Arabia)
- Name the town in the city district of Milan which gave its name to a famously strong blue-veined cow's-milk cheese? Gorgonzola
- What 'lifestyle' magazine/brand announced in 2015 its cessation of full female nudity after 52 years of advocacy? Playboy (allegedly to enable easier access to the vast markets of Asia)
- Ephemera/ephemeral refers to a quality of: Long-life; Short-life; Mixed parts; or Sweet smelling? Short-life (originally from Greek ephemeros, typically a plant which only lived for one day - nowadays ephemera refers to short-lived interests or disposable material things)
- What is the common name for the inflammatory arthritis called podagra when frequently affecting the big toe joint? Gout
- Obelix and Dogmatix are companions of which eponymous Frenco-Belgian comic book character? Asterix
- In 2015 Volvo developed an automatic detection/braking system for what in its Australian cars? Kangaroos
- The Baden Aniline and Soda Factory is more commonly known as what world-leading brand? BASF (the world's largest chemical company - in German fully Badische Anilin-und Soda-Fabrik)
- The lollipop brandname Chupa Chups comes from Spanish 'chupar' meaning: Sugar; Suck/Lick; Ball; or Choke? Suck/Lick
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