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  1. A clinical lipectomy removes what from the body? Hair; Tattoos; Fat; or Lips? Fat
  2. A temporary electrical connector is known as a (what?) clip: Lion; Tiger; Hippo; or Alligator/Crocodile? Alligator/Crocodile
  3. Which two characters always appeared together in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit because Warner Brothers and Disney agreed equal visibility for their respective biggest stars? Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny
  4. Vostok Station, the coldest place on Earth (-89.2C recorded 1983) is in: Siberia; The North Pole; Tibet; or Antarctica? Antarctica (c.1,300km from the South Pole)
  5. What is the chemical name of the highly poisonous Prussic Acid (formula HCN), which in part reflects its discovery in blue paint pigment? Hydrogen cyanide (cyan is a fundamental blue colour/color, from Greek kuaneos, 'dark blue' - Prussian blue also refers to the same dark blue pigment, developed in Berlin c.1700 and subsequently marketed as Prussian blue - the widely used industrial chemical Hydrogen Cyanide was isolated/defined in Prussian Blue paint and 'cyanide' named by French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac in 1815)
  6. Attracting 7million visitors a year, what World Heritage Site at Bennelong Point/Tubowghule was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and opened in 1973? Sidney Opera House
  7. Which one of these is not a typical ingredient of 'five spice' powder used in Chinese/eastern cuisine: Pepper, Fennel, Wasabi, Cinnamon, Cloves, Star Anise? Wasabi
  8. Oculus Rift is a virtual reality: Chef; College; Headset; or Lap-dance Club? Headset
  9. Who originally won the 1936 Berlin gold medal bought for a record $1.47m in 2013? Jesse Owens
  10. The licensed sale of what was legalized in Colorado state, for the first time in the USA on 1 Jan 2014: Sex; Marijuana; Human organs; or Absinthe liquor? Marijuana
  11. A 'tokal' in Kazakhstan is a second: Home; Child; Car; or Wife? Wife
  12. Which of these twin factors differentiate the UK secret services MI6 and MI5: Overseas/Domestic; Army/Police; Secret/Open; or Weaponry/Communications? Overseas/Domestic
  13. Promoted globally in turn from 1970-2006, what were Telstar, Tango, Azteca, Questra, Tricolore, Fevernova and Teamgeist? World Cup Footballs
  14. What was Swiss designer Adrian Frutiger's eponymous creation, originally for France's Charles de Gaulle airport signage in 1975? (the Frutiger) Typeface (or Font, or lettering style - the Frutiger font is now widely used in signage and corporate lettering/branding internationally)
  15. The major river of Rome, 'crossing the (What?)' refers informally to conversion from Protestant to Catholic? Tiber
  16. Which landlocked country, independent of France since 1960, has the initials CAR? Central African Republic (or Centrafrique)
  17. Discovery Day, Fiesta Nacional, and Día de las Américas are among various national versions of what US holiday celebrating 12 October 1492? Columbus Day (Christopher Columbus' first Americas landing, in the Bahamas - celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October in the US)
  18. A Mafia extortion racket in late 2013 encouraged Naples shopkeepers to buy what seasonal red and green plants at grossly inflated prices? Ponsettia
  19. Corinthian, a term for sporting prowess, relates/refers to the ancient city Corinth, in which country? Greece
  20. What shoemaking tools term is cockney rhyming slang for testicles or nonsense? Cobblers Awls (meaning 'balls', shortened according to cockney rhyming slang custom to 'cobblers' - see lots more interesting cockney rhyming slang)


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