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- Two famous authors died on the same day that President Kennedy was assassinated, can you name either?
- Watership Down is a hill in the north of which English county?
- The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937, trying to dock at a naval air station in which US state?
- How many vertebrae or bones are there in a giraffe's neck?
- What number President of the United States was Abraham Lincoln?
- Which university was the first winners of the quiz show University Challenge in 1963?
- What is the registered logo of the Encyclopaedia Britannica?
- Montana's Holter Dam is on which river?
- Which leader established The Yuan dynasty?
- In 1976 the mnemonic 'SPLINK' was introduced on televison - what does the 'P' stand for?
- Which birds are the third-tallest and second-heaviest living bird in the world?
- Who wrote the foreword to the 1756 book An Introduction to the Game of Draughts by William Payne, it was the earliest book in English about the game?
- Name any owner of the company W. Chump & Sons Limited?
- If Grand Ole Opry is the longest in the world, which British program is the second longest?
- Which external device can be attached to the stern of a boat to slow it down and keep the boat steady in a storm?
- CS Lewis or Aldous Huxley
- Hampshire (near the area where author Richard Adams grew up)
- New Jersey
- Seven (same number as a human)
- Leicester University
- A (blue) thistle
- Kublai Khan
- Pavement (in the Green Cross Code adverts with actor John Pertwee)
- Samuel Johnson
- Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, or Andy Wilman (the company produced The Grand Tour)
- Desert Island Discs (second longest-running radio programme in the world)
Hard Questions II
- In 1974, which song was the most famous release of the folk band the Corries?
- Chicago born Janet Jagan was the first female President of which South American country?
- Kishinev, situated on the river Bic, is the capital of which country?
- Cyclist Chris Froome and singer Roger Whittaker were both born in which non British city?
- Which poet wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake?
- In which modern day country is Colchis - best known in Greek mythology as the home to Medea and the Golden fleece?
- The nursery rhyme 'Pop Goes the Weasel' celebrates which profession?
- Which British Labour Party politician succeeded Javier Solana in 1999?
- To the nearest day, how long was the Apollo 11 mission which landed man on the Moon?
- Which actor created the charitable foundation SixDegrees.org - the The Guardian also named 'one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination'?
- Which moon in the solar system is named after the ferryman who took souls across the River Styx?
- Author John Milton invented what name for the capital of Hell?
- Which former World War Two RAF pilot and Victoria Cross winner founded a hospice that grew into a national disability charity?
- Singer Peter Gabriel, TV presenter David Dimbleby and scout's founder Robert Baden-Powell all went to which public school?
- What term is given for a chapter of the Koran?
- Flower of Scotland
- Nairobi, Kenya
- Cecil Day-Lewis
- George Robertson (became tenth Secretary General of NATO)
- 6 days (5 days, 22 hours and 54 minutes)
- Kevin Bacon
- Leonard Cheshire
- Surah (there are 114 Surahs)
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