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  1. What was the Twix chocolate bar called in mainland Europe pre-1991 (Scandinavia pre-2000)?
  2. What main category of machines 'produce continuous power from a wheel/rotor, usually with vanes, revolved by fast flowing fluid'?
  3. What native animal featured on the American nickel (five-cent coin) before the Thomas Jefferson design replaced it in 1938?
  4. What is the most heavily populated river basin in the world?
  5. What sort of alcoholic drink is made from the blue agave plant?
  6. The word 'Aloha', a friendly greeting, is originally from what Island's language?
  7. Name the artist and his fellow artist model of the Nov 2013 record-breaking auctioned triptych (two answers, correct order)?
  8. The abbreviation SPQR featured notably in the statutory and military conventions of which civilization?
  9. Established in 1802 the 'Legion of Honour' (UK-English translation) is the highest civil or military award given in which nation?
  10. A butterfly has how many legs?
  11. Amygdaloid refers to the shape of what nut?
  12. A car battery is also known by the abbreviation SLI, which stands for what three crucial functions?
  13. How many full years elapsed between the start of the year 17BC, and the start of the year 17AD?
  14. What holds the greatest volume of fresh water on Earth: Rivers; Glaciers; Lakes; or Man-made systems (piped/stored/bottled, etc)?
  15. German-British businessman Hans Snook founded which phone company in 1994?
  16. Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia refer to human conditions of blood having low and high what: Pressure; Glucose; Fat; or Alcohol?
  17. What household item is the Australian-English 'doona', a genericized trademark registered by Kimpton Feather Mills Pty Ltd in 1973?
  18. The hurdy gurdy is what sort of instrument: Percusssion; Wind; Brass; or Stringed?
  19. What is the connection between the £ sterling sign and astrology?
  20. The Philippines comprises how many islands: 7; 71; 710; 7,107?


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