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  1. How many pieces are in the three and a half foot tall Eiffel Tower Lego set?
  2. How many episodes in total were made of the sitcom Friends?
  3. How many miles was the rail route of the Flying Scotsman between Edinburgh and King's Cross, London?
  4. How tall, in feet, was the world's tallest Christmas tree erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950?
  5. Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas Day in which year?
  6. In what year was Albert Einstein born?




  7. In metres, how deep is Loch Ness at its deepest point?
  8. In which year did Emmerdale Farm become Emmerdale?
  9. How old was Frank Sinatra when he passed away in 1998?
  10. When was the last time a UK general election was not held on a Thursday?
  11. How many times did Manchester United win the FA Cup with Sir Alex Ferguson as manager?
  12. How many medals in total did the British team win at the 2012 Olympics?
  13. How many births were there in England and Wales in 2015?
  14. At its end, the former Soviet Union was made up of how many republics?
  15. Composers Verdi and Richard Wagner were both born in which year?
  16. By how many votes did George Bush win Florida in the 2000 US Election?
  17. In which year did Henry VIII marry Anne Boleyn?
  18. To the nearest million what was the population of Poland in 2010?
  19. How many nations competed in the London Summer Olympics?
  20. What was the length of the Titanic in metres?

Answers:

  1. 3,428 pieces
  2. 236
  3. 392 miles (it took 10 hours and 30 minutes including an half-hour stop for lunch at York)
  4. 221 feet
  5. 1642
  6. 1879
  7. 230 metres
  8. 1989
  9. 82
  10. 1931
  11. 5 times




  12. 65 medals
  13. 697,852 births
  14. 15 Republics
  15. 1813
  16. 530 votes
  17. 1533
  18. 38 million
  19. 205 countries
  20. 269 metres



Tiebreakers

  1. How old was John Wayne when he died?
  2. At its closest point how many seconds does it take for sunlight to reach the Earth?
  3. How many millions of viewers are estimated to watch the Eurovision song contest each year?
  4. How old was Margaret Thatcher when she became Prime Minister for the first time?
  5. When George Washington became President of the US in 1789, what was the life expectency at birth for American men?
  6. The Titanic was equipped to carry 64 lifeboats, however, how many lifeboats did she actually carry?
  7. To the nearest million what was the population of Eithiopia in 2010?
  8. How tall in metres is the Eiffel Tower?
  9. How many UK number one singles has Cliff Richard had?
  10. How many caps did Michael Owen win for England?
  11. How many Victoria Crosses were there awarded in World War One?
  12. How many letters are there in the Hawaiian alphabet?
  13. How tall is the Empire State Building in metres?
  14. How many episodes of Friends were made?
  15. To the nearest year what is the age difference between Joan Collins and her husband Percy Gibson?
  16. How many Carry On films were made?
  17. By how many days did Amundsen beat Scott to become the first person to reach the South Pole?
  18. How many National Parks are there in England and Wales?
  19. How old was Hitler when he died?
  20. In which year was the first ever McDonald's restaurant opened?

Answers:

  1. 72
  2. 490
  3. 125 million
  4. 53
  5. 34 years 6 months
  6. 20 lifeboats
  7. 85 million
  8. 324 metres
  9. 13 singles
  10. 89 caps
  11. 627 medals
  12. 12 letters
  13. 443 metres
  14. 236
  15. 32 years
  16. 31
  17. 33 days
  18. 13 National Parks
  19. 56
  20. 1940



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