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  1. What sort of pet did Florence Nightingale carry in her pocket?
  2. Of the 1,512 people who perished in the sinking of the Titanic more than 540 were from which city?




  3. Who is the the oldest man to walk on the moon?
  4. On what day did Solomon Grundy get married?
  5. Who died on the 24th of April, 1986, at 4 route du Champ d'Entrainement, Paris?
  6. What are the Sir Nigel Gresley, Union of South Africa, Bittern, and Dominion of Canada?
  7. In August 2005, the ashes of which writer, and founder of the gonzo journalism movement, were blown from a cannon into the sky at Aspen, Colarado?
  8. What is pluviophobia the fear of?
  9. In Braille, how many dots are there per cell (where each cell represents a letter or figure)?
  10. What does the chat acronym'BEG' mean?
  11. In which British city was Charles Dickens born?
  12. How many US Presidents have been assasinated?
  13. What name is given to the ancient Egyptian god of the sun?
  14. Newport in Wales, and Middlesbrough, are the only two places in the UK associated with which type of bridge?

Answers:

  1. A little pet owl (called Athena)




  2. Southampton
  3. Alan Shepard (aged 47)
  4. Wednesday (took ill on Thursday, grew worse on Friday, died on Saturday, etc.)
  5. Wallis Simpson (the Duchess of Windsor)
  6. Famous steam engines (or locomotives)
  7. Hunter S. Thompson
  8. Rain
  9. Six
  10. Big Evil Grin
  11. Portsmouth
  12. Four (Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and J.F. Kennedy)
  13. Ra
  14. Transporter bridge (which is a movable bridge that carries a section of roadway across a river)



Trivia Questions

  1. What was invented by Melchisedech Thevenot in the seventeenth century that is found in a DIYers tool kit?
  2. Which American state is nicknamed the 'Equality State'?
  3. What is the primary number you dial to contact the emergency services in Australia?
  4. What British Prime Minsiter introduced Premium Bonds?
  5. In which European city are the headquarters of Interpol?
  6. In which part of France is Napoleon Bonaparte Airport?
  7. What does the letter 'B' stand for in the abbreviation JCB?
  8. In money slang, how much is a 'monkey'?
  9. What is the minimum age that the President of the United States must be to serve in office?
  10. Who was the Member of Parliament for Redcar from 1987 to 2001?
  11. Rob Muldoon was Prime Minister of which country from 1975 to 1984?
  12. Akin to America's Ivy League, what name is given to the group of the top 24 British Universities?

Answers:

  1. Spirit level





  2. Wyoming
  3. 000 (triple zero)
  4. Harold Macmillan
  5. Lyon (France)
  6. Ajaccio, Corsica (accept the city or the island as correct)
  7. Bamford (Joseph Cyril Bamford)
  8. £500
  9. 35
  10. Mo Mowlam
  11. New Zealand
  12. Russell Group
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