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  1. In 1655, diarist Samuel Pepys became the first person in Britain to write about which pet?
  2. Which Hollywood actor named his son Kal-El after the birthname of Superman?
  3. Who is often referred to as 'Brenda' by the satirical magazine Private Eye?
  4. As of 2016, no member state has ever withdrawn from the EU, but which African country left the EU in 1962?
  5. What was invented in the late 1950s by Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes in a failed attempt at creating three-dimensional plastic wallpaper?


  6. Who was the first man to urinate on the moon?
  7. It was not possible for Tracey Emin to win the The Turner art prize last year; why?
  8. What does the 'D' stand for in D-Day?
  9. In South Wales, UK, what is Lord Hereford's Knob?
  10. Not including the thumb, how many fingers does Homer Simpson have on one hand?
  11. Which notoriously tight comedian used to tip taxi drivers by slipping something into the driver's pocket saying, "Have a drink on me." And that something would turn out to be a tea bag?
  12. Is Ramsbottom a town in Greater Manchester, Yorkshire or Cumbria?
  13. 'Don't tell him Pike', is one of the funniest classic lines in British television history, but he didn't give Pike's first name; what is it?
  14. Eastender's Jim proposed to Dot in one, and Karl did the same to Susan in a 2007 episode of Neighbours - in what exactly?


Answers:

  1. Goldfish
  2. Nicolas Cage
  3. The Queen
  4. Algeria (left upon independence from France in 1962)
  5. Bubble Wrap
  6. Buzz Aldrin
  7. The Turner Prize had an upper age limit of 50 which was lifted in 2017 (Tracey Emin was 54 in July 2017)
  8. Day (so yes, it means Day-Day)
  9. It's a mountain
  10. 3
  11. Tommy Cooper
  12. Greater Manchester
  13. Frank
  14. A capsule of the London Eye



Fun Quiz Questions II

  1. Which quiz expert is sometimes referred to as 'frosty knickers'?
  2. What is just east of the crater Sabine and near a depression unofficially called 'U.S. Highway Number 1'?
  3. Two days ago I was fifteen years old. Next year I will be eighteen. When is my birthday, and what is today's date?
  4. When read aloud, the three words meaning 'island whose capital is Douglas', 'units of digital information' and 'common name of Canis lupus familiaris' form what improbable three-word headline?
  5. American's call it a 'Bronx cheer', what do the British call it?
  6. How long did it take comedian David Walliams to swim the Channel in July 2006 for Sports Relief: (a)6 hours and 34 minutes, (b)10 hours and 34 minutes, (c)14 hours and 34 minutes, or (d)18 hours and 34 minutes?
  7. What was the first food item eaten on the moon?
  8. The radioactive isotope Americium-241 can be found in which item in many homes?
  9. What did Lorena Bobbitt cut off in 1993?
  10. In horse racing, the distance 'a horse length' equals roughly how many feet?
  11. In the 1980s TV game show Bullseye losing contestants were told they would get their BFH - what does BFH stand for?
  12. In which decade was the last person executed by guillotine in France?
  13. What does the word 'Sahara' mean in Arabic?
  14. Who was the first US president to use a helicopter for official travel?

Answers:

  1. Anne Hegerty (by host Bradley Walsh in The Chase)
  2. The Sea of Tranquility or Tranquility Base (site of first moon landing)
  3. Birthday 31 December, and today is 1 January
  4. Man eats dog



  5. Blowing a raspberry or a fart ( a raspberry actually comes from the cockney rhyming slang 'raspberry tart')
  6. (b)10 hours and 34 minutes
  7. Communion bread (by Buzz Aldrin)
  8. Smoke detectors
  9. Her husband's penis
  10. 8 feet
  11. Bus Fare Home
  12. 1970s (Hamida Djandoubi, on 10 September 1977)
  13. Desert
  14. Dwight D. Eisenhower




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