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  1. Weibo is a what in China: Thunderstorm; Microblog; Toy; or Political Party?
  2. What popular food comes from the Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima plants?
  3. A 'sinkhole' is a collapse of the ground into a void below caused by: Water; Volcano; Earthquake; or Tunnelling creatures?
  4. Poached eggs on muffins with hollandaise sauce, and ham or bacon are popularly called 'eggs (What?)'?
  5. What metaphorical torture chamber reference derives from George Orwell's 1949 book Nineteen Eighty-Four?
  6. Matriculate means: Become registered; Calculate; Balance; or Make complicated?
  7. Tritium is a radioactive isotope of: Iron; Lead; Hydrogen; or Cheese?
  8. Name the vast global accountancy firm which effectively ceased after criminal involvement in the 2001 Enron corporate fraud?
  9. What word was originally a sudden sound, later a flashing point on a radar screen, evolving in the 1970s to mean a trend deviation?
  10. Whose famous old Brown Ale (still made) was first brewed in Whitechapel, London, in 1902: Fuller's; Young's; Charrington's; or Mann's?
  11. In ancient Greek mythology and many later depictions, who was Psyche's lover and partner?
  12. Name the illness caused by a reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein in wheat, barley, rye, etc?
  13. The word bide means: Stay; Measure; Use; or Protect?
  14. On traditional British silverware what does EPNS stand for?
  15. The Innocent smoothie drinks business was wholly acquired by which more famous drinks corporation in 2013?
  16. Named Wallyn and Thych, what were 7ft 2ins and 5ft 6ins in London news reports on 4 Mar 2013: Eels caught in the Thames; Meteor craters in Hyde Park; Twin baby elephants born at London Zoo; or The Queen's two police guards outside King Edward VII hospital?
  17. St Elmo's Fire originally referred to: A fierce sermon; Atmospheric ionization; The Sun; or A medieval catapult?
  18. The handtool which may be struck or bowed as a musical instrument is a 'singing (what)'?
  19. What word technically refers to a micro-organism which produces benefits for a host organism (for example human consumption of certain yogurts)?
  20. In physics which one of these is not one of the four fundamental states of matter: Solid, Liquid, Plasma, Light, or Gas?


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