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  1. Shazam is a globally popular phone app which recognizes and identifies: Barcodes; Music/Songs; Places/Routes; or Food? Music/Songs
  2. Zika disease, identified 1947 and epidemic in S America commencing 2015, is mainly transmitted by infected: Water; Mosquitoes; Coughing and sneezing; or Fruit? Mosquitoes
  3. Alphabet became in 2015 the holding company of which vast tech corporation? Google
  4. What term evolved c.2009-2014 from meaning simply 'relaxing' to a euphemism for sex: Virtual reality; Netflix and chill; TV and pizza; or Harry Potter and popcorn? Netflix and chill
  5. IHOP refers to which N American-based fast-food chain? International House of Pancakes
  6. What term, originally and still associated with bread, refers to products made in sets and computer files containing several instructions? Batch (a batch is originally a plain loaf, from old English bacan, to bake, which later referred to baking in volume)
  7. Which of one of these pairs are Arabic derived/inspired words for a high point and a low point: Zephyr & Nike; Nip & Tuck; Zenith & Nadir; or Boom & Bust? Zenith & Nadir
  8. Cryptically, what garden hut bulb means 'reveal a mystery', or 'provide an explanation'? Shed light
  9. Barbara Millicent Roberts (1959 - present) from Willows Wisconsin is better known as what iconic figure? Barbie (Barbie doll)
  10. First recorded late 1800s, the UK terms gongoozling/gongoozler refer to enjoyably watching: Soccer; Birds; Canal boats; or Paint dry? Canal boats
  11. According to DC Comics history, 'Nightwing' when younger was: Desperate Dan; Robin; Catwoman; or Bart Simpson? Robin (Batman's assistant, aka Dick Grayson)
  12. Which of these is not a famous computer operating system: Unix; Windows; Linux; or Glytch? Glytch
  13. In the history of the universe what term refers to immediately after the Big Bang: Inflation; Inflammation; Conflagration; or Mastication? Inflation
  14. Breitling, Fortis, Hublot and Longines are makers of: Sports cars; Kitchen knives; Watches; or Equine accessories? Watches
  15. Panhead, Shovelhead, Knucklehead and Flathead are types of: Harley Davidson motorbike engines; Ice-hockey playing positions; Bottom-feeding lake fish; or USA money slang? Harley Davidson motorbike engines
  16. What girl's name beginning with A was punningly chosen first when the UK decided in 2015 to 'name' its storms? Abigail (a big gale)
  17. Kola, Palm, Pecan and Betel are: African languages; Milking goat breeds; Nuts; or Smartphone operating systems? Nuts
  18. The fitness corporations Fitbit and Fitbug, subject of legal actions 2013-16, pioneered: Energy bars; Energy drinks; Wearable technology; or Performance drugs? Wearable technology (they argued over trademarks)
  19. Which one of these is not a cloud type: Altostratus; Cumulonimbus; Cirrostratus; or Fluphosoftus? Fluphosoftus
  20. Diacritical marks are symbols for guiding/indicating: Pronunciation; Student grades; Surgical procedures; or Road mending? Pronunciation (for example accents above letters - see diacritical marks)

 

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