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quizballs 419 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- In anatomy, our platelets - or thrombocytes - are in the: Skull; Teeth; Blood; or Toenails? Blood (thrombocyte = blood clot cell - they stop bleeding by clotting blood vessel injuries)
- What is the literal descriptive common name of the high aerial bird family Apodidae, among the fastest of all creatures? Swift (white-throated needletail swifts have been recorded flying at 105mph)
- Snooker is played with balls of Yellow, Green, Blue, White, Black, Pink, and which two other colours? Red and Brown
- A South-West wind generally blows a free-floating vessel: South-West; North-East; North-West; or South-East? North-East (winds are named according to the direction from which they blow, which is the oppositite to the direction in which they are blowing, or generally blow something)
- The date of Easter each year is determined by the: Pope; European Union HQ; Lunar Calendar; or World's largest TV companies? Lunar Calendar (Technically the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon, on or soonest after 21 March, although this varies in Eastern and Western cultures.)
- The 'Radarange', first sold in 1946, using 'dielectric polarization', was the first: Fridge; Freezer; Microwave oven; or Hair dryer? Microwave oven
- The oldest world sports championship title, established in 1740 (won by Clergé de Elder), is for: Camel-racing; Real Tennis; Pistol-shooting; or Snooker? Real Tennis
- Housewife, Bag, Oxford, and Mock Oxford are types of: Trousers; Vacuum-cleaner designs; Crochet stitches; or Pillow-slips? Pillow-slips
- Remo Belli's eponymously named company used Mylar (Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalatename) to originate in 1957 the famous 'Weather King': Raincoats; Umbrellas; Drum skins; or Surfboards? Drumskins
- What odd-shaped UK venue opened 1872 on August bank holiday, and has hosted The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Genesis, The Who and Tom Jones: the Royal Albert Hall; The O2; Crystal Palace; or Hastings Pier? Hastings Pier
- Launched by Glaxo in 1954, and hugely popular in India, Complan is a brand of: Powdered milk; Headache tablets; Birth control pill; or Toothpaste? Powdered milk (a planned dietary food)
- What American term for a male athlete derives originally from slang for the male member, via a protective undergarment worn by horse-riders and cyclists: Dick; Bill; Jock; or Willy? Jock (from 'jockstrap')
- "The unit within the system, with the most behavioural responses available to it, controls the system..." is the powerful First Law of: Physics; Motion; Cybernetics; or Parenting? Cybernetics (see the fascinating Cybernetics theory summary)
- Since 1826, the island of Anglesey in Wales boasts the world's first modern: Police station; Football club; Suspension bridge; or Telephone exchange? Suspension bridge
- Devised in the 1920s by Leo Gerstenzang, 'Baby Gays' later became: Wet/Baby wipes; Q-Tips/Cotton buds; Disposable nappies/diapers; or Pipe cleaners? Q-Tips/Cotton buds
- The Spanish Armada refers to a: Battle; Invasion; Revolution; or Fleet of Spanish warships? Fleet of Spanish warships (defeated by the English/Dutch navies while attempting to overthrow Elizabeth I of England, 1588)
- Name the disease famously introduced to control Australian rabbit population in the 1950s, and subsequently in Europe? Myxomatosis
- Mollycoddle - meaning excessively indulge/protect derives from old slang for a prostitute and to gently warm a drink - True or False? True (the word coddle - to boil a drink gently - in turn derives from old Latin caudle, meaning to serve gruel to the infirm)
- Rock salmon, rock eel, flake, huss or Sweet William, all refer to a popular edible fish which is actually a: Large cod; Tuna; Small shark; or Swordfish? Small shark (popular in European battered 'fish and chips' dishes - various species including spiny dogfish, rough-hound, and bull huss)
- German Klaus Obermeyer, an instructor in Aspen, Colorado, founded a company (1950-60s) specialising in: Cookware; Software; Ski-wear; or Beachwear? Ski-wear (he invented the quilted ski-jacket, amongst other things such as turtleneck jumpers, mirrored sunglasses, ski-boot press fit, and with partner Friedl Pfeiffer high-altitude suntan lotion)
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