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  1. The hairstyling device used in creating a bun is commonly called a: Donut; Cake; Pudding; or Pizza? Donut
  2. Which organization launched the Firefox smartphone operating system in 2013, targeting the developing world? Mozilla
  3. What word features in most sciences and elsewhere technically referring, like its Latin origin, to a 'flow'? Flux (from fluxus, flow)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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')
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. Béchamel, Espagnole, Velouté, Hollandaise, Tomate are the five 'mother (what?)' of classical French cuisine? Sauces
  10. Andersen Consulting was renamed (2001) and became which vast global B2B corporation? Accenture
  11. In chemistry and physics the tendency of a substance to vaporize is termed: Volatility; Pressure; Density; or Potential Energy? Volatility
  12. 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)
  13. What caused a 34 minute suspension of play in the 2013 Superbowl: Fire; Fog; Serious injury; or Power-cut? Power-cut
  14. 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
  15. 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)
  16. Apterous means: Appropriate; Capable; Wingless; or April-flowering? Wingless (notably relating to insects, from the Greek 'a', without, and 'pteron', wing)
  17. Baniku (Japan), Rosswurst (Germany), and Gustafskorv (Sweden) are foods made from what? Horse
  18. 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)
  19. 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)
  20. 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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