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quizballs 243 - free general knowledge quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- The hairstyling device used in creating a bun is commonly called a: Donut; Cake; Pudding; or Pizza? Donut
- Which organization launched the Firefox smartphone operating system in 2013, targeting the developing world? Mozilla
- What word features in most sciences and elsewhere technically referring, like its Latin origin, to a 'flow'? Flux (from fluxus, flow)
- Charlotte, TJ's, Adelphi, Barfly; Joiners, and Forum are/were names in what UK market sector: Fashion; Lifestyle media; Perfume; or Music? Music (they are/were all famous small live music venues, respectively in Leicester, Newport, Hull, Cardiff, Southampton, Tunbridge Wells)
- A 'rum baba' is a: Shaved head; Cake; Judo throw; or Fijian canoe? Cake (Usually individual-portioned, syrup coated, round sponge, soaked in rum, filled with cream - traditional/developed in Paris from Polish origins)
- What political speech/campaign term derives from the tradition of cutting down a tree to make a platform for the speaker? Stump (it originally referred in US politics to a standard speech delivered to a relatively small gathering and has grown to refer to campaigning using local informal speaking situations, 'on the stump')
- The volume of (soccer) football (regulation adult 70cm circumference) is approximately how many litres: 2.5; 3.7; 4.6; or 5.8? 5.8 (5.573L to be more precise)
- A safe reliable business agreement or position is said to be (what?)-bottomed: Gold; Copper; Brass; or Lead? Copper (derived from the Royal Navy's 1700s innovation of copper-sheathing ships' keels and undersides to counter rot, weeds and worm damage)
- Béchamel, Espagnole, Velouté, Hollandaise, Tomate are the five 'mother (what?)' of classical French cuisine? Sauces
- Andersen Consulting was renamed (2001) and became which vast global B2B corporation? Accenture
- In chemistry and physics the tendency of a substance to vaporize is termed: Volatility; Pressure; Density; or Potential Energy? Volatility
- The Italian fashion name Prada refers to: The founder; The founder's hometown; 'Proud'; or 'Handbag'? The founder (Prada was founded by Mario Prada, 1949 - his granddaughter Miuccia Prada took over from her mother in 1978, developing handbags and a vast corporation inc Fendi, Jill Sander, and Helmut Lang)
- What caused a 34 minute suspension of play in the 2013 Superbowl: Fire; Fog; Serious injury; or Power-cut? Power-cut
- Founded in 1827 by Karl Baedeker and run by his family until 1984, the eponymous German company is famous for: Meat products; Travel guides; Sports equipment; or Fashion wear? Travel guides
- Name the social influence theory defined/popularized by US professor of economics/behavioral science Richard Thaler in his 2008 book: "(What?) - Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness" ? Nudge (see Nudge Theory in the business dictionary)
- Apterous means: Appropriate; Capable; Wingless; or April-flowering? Wingless (notably relating to insects, from the Greek 'a', without, and 'pteron', wing)
- Baniku (Japan), Rosswurst (Germany), and Gustafskorv (Sweden) are foods made from what? Horse
- The 1960s abbreviations 'STD' and 'DDD' referred (UK and US respectively) to what aspects of telephone dialling: Long-distance and Direct; Local and Free; Emergency and Free; or Push-button and Digital? Long-distance Direct (standing for Subscriber Trunk Dialling [UK] and Direct Distance Dialling [US] - basically replacing the need for operator-assistance to make calls outside of the local area, enabled by prefixing the number with an STD/DDD code, which still forms part of most modern 'landline' phone numbers)
- Nits, Blondels, Skots, Lamberts, and Footlamberts are measures of: Human intelligence; Sound; Rubber-band tension; or Luminance? Luminance (basically intensity of light emitted from/through a given area)
- The 'steg' in stegosaurus refers to its: Covering (of armoured plates); Slowness; Two-brains; or Stripes? Covering (of armoured plates) (from Greek stege, covering)
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