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  1. Psilocybin refers to what commonly named natural recreational and anti-depressant drug?
  2. The old maritime professional rank bosun is an abbreviation of what older full term?
  3. The Christian Eucharist ceremonial act is based on what event from religious scripture: Last Supper; Turning Water into Wine; Feeding the 5,000; or Cleansing Ten Lepers?
  4. RB211, Trent, Tay, and Spey, are what, all manufactured by which corporation (two answers required)?
  5. The German/Jewish occupational surname Schneider referred to what sort of tradesman?
  6. A fire ant colony can join together as a self-transporting: Wing; Raft; Ball; or Wheel?
  7. What does the French-English expression "C'est la vie!" mean?
  8. The abbreviation DDoS, referring to a data-flooding attack on a website to disrupt or close it, means what in full?
  9. Wampum refers to decorative/monetary shell-beads in which culture?
  10. The traditional logo of which famous pre-ground bean coffee is a white script lower-case four-letter name on a red square background?
  11. The terms Sic Bo, Tai Sai, Dai Siu, Big and Small, Hi-Lo, Grand Hazard, Birdcage, and Chuck-a-Luck all refer broadly to the same gambling game which uses what?
  12. Named after US economist Arthur Laffer, his eponymous Curve refers graphically to notional/optimal government revenues according to levels of: Taxation; Inflation; Happiness; or Weather?
  13. Aside from his usual name who is sometimes called the Bishop of Rome: Michelangelo; Silvio Berlusconi; Benito Mussolini; or The Pope?
  14. What word for a very bad incident derives from Italian meaning 'ill-starred'?
  15. The word putative means: Harsh; Token; Conditional; or Supposed?
  16. Derived from German bucht, in geography a bight refers to a: Curved feature or bay; Rocky crag; Marsh/bog; or Dry lake?
  17. Corvine refers to resembling/belonging to what bird?
  18. What portmanteau demographics term is the lowest level in the BBC's survey/attempted redefining of social class published in 2013?
  19. Which aptly named country boasts the capital city closest to the equator, also the highest capital, at 2013 (bonus point for the name of the city)?
  20. The 1940s-50s development names Whirlo-Way and Pluto Platter referred to and became what better known generic/brand name?


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