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quizballs 204 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The Japanese condiment wasabi is produced from what part of the the wasabi plant: Seeds; Roots; Leaves; or Flowers? Roots
- 100000 and 200000 are the postal codes for the two major cities of which nation? China (Beijing and Shanghai)
- How wide is a regulation basketball hoop? 18 inches (more precisely 450-459 mm, or 17.7 to 18 inches, being the inside diameter of the ring)
- How many 'eyes' does a coconut have at its base? Three
- Sicilian, Spanish and Ruy Lopez are types of tactical moves in what game? Chess
- What possession of 'wild west' star Annie Oakley sold at a 2012 auction for $143,000? Gun (12-bore shotgun)
- The old unit of measurement, a league, was originally a distance typically: Walked in one hour; To the visible horizon; An arrow flies from a longbow; or Sailed in a day with a following wind? Walked in an hour (roughly three miles)
- At 2012 what was the last manned mission to the moon? Apollo 17
- The Italian words for 'three roads' provided the name for which famous Rome monument? Trevi Fountain (tre vie)
- Spell (the heart-starting instrument): Defibulator; Defibrillator; Defibralater: Defibrulator? Defibrillator
- The term 'circadian rhythm' refers to a cycle of what length? Day (or 24hrs, typically the human cycle of biological processes in a day, and of other living things, generally influenced by daylight - the term is from Latin circa, around, and diem, day)
- Barra island, Outer Hebrides, has at 2012 the world's only official beach-based what? Airport (which accommodates scheduled flights)
- Who wrote the erotic women's rights novel Lace and originated the quote, "Life's too short to stuff a mushroom"? Shirley Conran
- As at 2012 an Olympic gold medal is mainly made of what metal? Silver (550 grams of silver at least 925-1000 grade, covered with 6 grams of gold)
- What is the US word for an automotive wheel nut or the brace used to loosen/tighten one? Lug (hence lug nut and lug wrench)
- Name the Italian red wine from Tuscany traditionally available in a squat bottle in a straw basket, called a fiasco? Chianti
- Facebook's 2011-12 smartphone development project is named after what vampire story character? Buffy - bonus point - What is the character's surname? Summers
- What is/was the BBC's teletext information service called? Ceefax (started in 1974, and still at 2012 running a limited service via BBC2 analogue broadcasts - phonetically Ceefax = 'see facts')
- The main feature of the human illness diabetes is the body's inability to produce what hormone? Insulin
- The (mainly London) backslang 'ewif yenneps' refers to what monetary sum? Five pence (traditionally five old pennies, pre-decimalisation - see money slang and history)
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