- What word can mean either a storyline or a parcel of land?
- Which continent does Greenland belong to?
ANSWER: North America
- Band Aid was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and which other musician?
ANSWER: Midge Ure
- Humans have 32 teeth, how many teeth should an adult dog have?
ANSWER: 42 teeth
- Ruling from 1644 to 1912, what was the name of the last imperial dynasty of China?
ANSWER: Qing (Note: it was preceded by the Ming dynasty)
- Who created the game of rugby football when he picked up the ball and ran with it?
ANSWER: William Webb Ellis
- What is equivalent to 100 million satoshis?
ANSWER: One Bitcoin
- What animal did Marco Polo think was a unicorn?
ANSWER: Indonesian rhinoceros
- What is the largest city in the Californian high technology region known as Silicon Valley?
ANSWER: San Jose
- Which ocean liner nicknamed the Great White Whale, served as a troopship in the 1982 Falklands War?
ANSWER: SS Canberra
- Which county is known as the Garden of England?
- Construction signs on U.S. roads are what colour?
- Which central park in Moscow is named after a writer who was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature?
ANSWER: Gorky Park
- Peter Benchley wrote which novel in 1974?
- Farfalle are bow-tie shaped pasta but the name comes from the Italian word for what?
- Which series of children's books were written and illustrated by Jill Murphy?
ANSWER: The Worst Witch
- Can you name the largest lake in England?
- What is owned by Chinese company ByteDance?
- What German word means the spirit of the time or the general trend of thought of a particular period of time?
- Which American artist is best known for the painting 'American Gothic'?
ANSWER: Grant Wood
- What sort of printing wheel was used in electronic typewriters from 1972 onwards?
ANSWER: Daisy wheel
- What is the French word for cheese?
- Who wrote the 1993 novel Trainspotting?
ANSWER: Irvine Welsh
- Actress Jane Leeves is best known for her role in which sitcom?
ANSWER: Frasier (playing Daphne Moon)
- Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest individual flower on Earth. What name is it known by because of its unpleasant smell?
ANSWER: Corpse flower
- In the original Twister board game, how many circles are there in total on the mat?
- Which country is known as the cockpit of Europe?
ANSWER: Belgium (because of the number of battles thought on its soil by other countries)
- Boston cream pie is the official dessert of which American state?
- What was Madonna's first UK number one single?
ANSWER: Into the Groove
- The "Jumpman" logo is owned by Nike to promote which brand of basketball shoe?
ANSWER: Air Jordan
- What's the capital of the the United Arab Emirates?
ANSWER: Abu Dhabi
- What word derived from a seaport city in Indonesia means any small poultry?
- Ophidiophobia is an overwhelming fear of what?
- Which river forms most of the county border between Suffolk and Essex?
ANSWER: River Stour
- Who was King of England from 1100 to his death in 1135?
ANSWER: Henry I
- The Pulitzer Prize is an award administered by which American university?
ANSWER: Columbia University
- The song 'Memory' was written for which musical?
- The official headquarters of the United Nations overlooks which river?
ANSWER: East River
- Olympic gold medals are required to be at least 92.5 percent of which metal?
- What 'Sussie' is best known for appearing in "Dictionary Corner"?
ANSWER: Dent (Sussie Dent in Countdown)
- What code name is missing from the following list: Gold, Juno, Omaha, and Utah?
ANSWER: Sword (code names for the beaches on D-Day)
- What is the main gas found in the Sun?
ANSWER: Hydrogen (75% hydrogen, 26.5% Helium)
- Which cotton fabric of plain weave gets its name from a city in Iraq, where it was first manufactured?
- What did Gilbert & George win in 1986?
ANSWER: The Turner Prize
- Can you name the highest peak in Antarctica?
ANSWER: Mount Vinson
- What name is given to the horizontal threads that are interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric?
- Often sold with loans and credit cards, what does the acronym PPI stand for?
ANSWER: Payment protection insurance
- Who wrote the novel "The Catcher in the Rye"?
ANSWER: J.D. Sallinger
- What is the name of the popular Netflix series about a chess prodigy?
ANSWER: The Queen's Gambit
- Ackee and saltfish is widely regarded as the national dish of which country?