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  1. By what name was the Year 2000 problem, relating to the formatting of calendar data, more commonly known?
  2. Which outdoor clothing brand name can also mean a series of races?

  3. What's the name of the flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants and a giant turtle in the comic fantasy book series written by Terry Pratchett?
  4. Which French resistance fighter was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature?
  5. Which British entertainer died in 1999 when he fell off the roof of his bungalow whilst adjusting a television aerial?
  6. What number can be dialled to reach all three emergency services anywhere in Europe?
  7. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is an immense mythical tree - what type of tree is it?
  8. Which United States military cemetery is located across the Potomac River close to Washington, D.C.?
  9. Which type of poem is created by taking words and phrases from other sources and reframing them - comedian Dave Gorman features such a poem in each episode of his series Modern Life is Goodish?
  10. Which type of edible fish, found on the coasts of Africa and Australasia, is often called a Peter's Fish and has a compressed olive-yellow body with a large dark spot?
  11. Which cathedral contains the world's oldest working clock and also the best surviving copy of the four original Magna Cartas?
  12. In the southern hemisphere, moss mostly grows on which side of trees - the north, south, west, or east side?
  13. Which code word in the phonetic alphabet is also a capital city?
  14. How many red stripes are there on the American flag?
  15. Which actor played the fictional character, Egghead, in the 1960s Batman television series?
  16. Who made the famous "Ich bin ein berliner" speech in 1963?
  17. The first modern hand grenade became available to British troops in 1915 - what was it called?
  18. Which hobby or craft uses knotting techniques to produce useful or decorative items such as wall hangings, tablecloths, and plant hangers?
  19. Which explorer was the first European to reach India by sea?
  20. What is vitamin riboflavin also known as?

  21. In 1960, which country experienced the most powerful earthquake ever recorded at magnitude 9.5?
  22. Which animals have similar sized hearts and the same pumping capacity of humans, so much so that they are sometimes called 'horizontal humans'?


  1. The Millennium bug
  2. Regatta
  3. Discworld
  4. Samuel Beckett (although Irish he lived most of his life in Paris)
  5. Rod Hull
  6. 112
  7. Ash tree
  8. Arlington National Cemetery
  9. A found poem
  10. John Dory
  11. Salisbury Cathedral
  12. North
  13. Lima
  14. Seven
  15. Vincent Price
  16. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  17. Mills bomb
  18. Macrame
  19. Vasco da Gama
  20. B2
  21. Chile
  22. Pigs

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