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- Which ink once widely used for writing and printing is made from ash or lampblack, mixed with water?
- What type of noise refers to a noise that contains all frequencies across the spectrum of audible sound in equal measure?
- What word links Libby in Run Fatboy Run to an SI unit?
- Which mountain is occasionally known as Mount Godwin-Austen?
- Name the former United States secretary of state who was born in Prague?
- Which tennis player holds the all-time record of 14 Men's French Open titles?
- Name the conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra who Mr. Bean ‘performed’ with at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?
- What is the name given to the heavy vertically-closing gate typically found in medieval castles?
- Who is known for his hit single "Achy Breaky Heart"?
- What was launched in the UK on 15 June 1998, when millions were released?
- Which author born in 1865, was named after a lake in Staffordshire?
- Which of Henry VIII's wives is burried beside him?
- The Royal Albert Hall celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2021. In which year was it opened by Queen Victoria?
- Which two European countries joined the Commonwealth in the 1960s?
- Which traditional Hindu custom was banned by the British in 1829?
- Who won the 1999 Turner Prize, beating the notorious 'bed' by Tracey Emin into second place?
- Since November 2001, at which address would you find Madhuri, Ashwin, Sushila, and Sanjeev?
- Which sea shanty has the lyrics: "Ho! Ho! and up she rises. Ho! Ho! and up she rises. Ho! Ho! and up she rises, early in the morning"?
- The Roman town of Lutetia became which modern-day city?
- The La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was designed by which Catalan architect?
- Which of the Baltic State countries is furthest north?
- What familiar verb was first coined by the 1966 show Mission Impossible?
- What was the name of the puppet gopher who first appeared on Children's BBC between 1985 and 1987?
- A 1952 photo of Mickey Mantle sold for 12.6 million dollars at an American auction in 2022. What was this photo on?
- A 2015 nationwide ballot saw more than 200,000 people elect which bird as Britain’s national bird?
- Gilly flower is an archaic or early Victorian name for which well-known flower?
- What type of cloth used for hand metalworking consists of dark granular rock glued to a cloth backing?
- "Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to" is a quote from which Christmas film?
- The phrase 'warts and all' is said to derive from whose instructions to the painter Sir Peter Lely, when commissioning a portrait?
- Who is married to English accountant Hugh O'Leary?
- Whose law basically states that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"?
- In which year did Scotland lose to Peru in the FIFA World Cup finals?
- Which musical and film is based on the life of Fanny Brice?
- In June 2022, which country requested that the United Nations officially recognise it's new name? The request was accepted.
- Who played Oscar Wilde in the 1997 film Wilde?
- Spider Nugent was which soap character's nephew?
- Which planet was discovered by astronomer William Herschel in 1781?
- What name is shared by the insect Lymantria dispar dispar and the boat that Francis Chichester used to become the first person to single-handedly sail around the world?
- Smog, brunch and mockumentary are examples of what type of word?
- Where would you always find the iconic button on an authentic Steiff stuffed teddybear?
- India ink
- White noise
- Newton (actress Thandiwe Newton and the unit newton)
- Madeleine Albright
- Rafael Nadal (14 titles, as of 2022)
- Sir Simon Rattle
- Billy Ray Cyrus
- The £2 coin
- Rudyard Kipling (Rudyard Lake)
- Jane Seymour
- 1871 (sesquicentennial anniversary is 150 years)
- Cyprus (on its independence in 1961), and Malta (in 1964)
- Steve McQueen
- Number 42 (the British television show, The Kumars at No. 42)
- Drunken Sailor, (also known as "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor?")
- Antoni Gaudi
- Gordon (Gordon the Gopher)
- A baseball card
- The robin
- Emery cloth
- Miracle on 34th Street
- Oliver Cromwell's
- Liz Truss
- Parkinson's Law
- 1978 (in Argentina)
- Funny Girl
- Turkey, now known as Turkiye
- Stephen Fry
- Emily Bishop (Coronation Street)
- Gipsy Moth
- Portmanteau (words combiined into a new word)
- In the ear (the Steiff "Button in Ear" tag)