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- Al Jazeera means 'The (What?)'? Island (referring to the Arabian Peninsular)
- PDF, Adobe's universal computer document format, stands for what? Portable Document Format
- Chatsworth House gardener, engineer and greenhouse expert, Joseph Paxton, created which iconic 1851 London building? Crystal Palace
- What was a originally an ancient Greek post-banquet drinking party, and nowadays refers to a researchers/academic conference? Symposium (from sun, together, and potes, drinker)
- Runway selection for aircraft take-off and landing is generally: Into headwind; With tailwind; With a crosswind; or Sun behind? Into headwind
- Brahmanism is an ancient formative religion of: Hinduism; Islam; Catholicism; or Mormonism? Hinduism
- Bundes in the German 'Bundesliga' soccer league refers to: Old; Federal; Competition; or Professional? Federal
- Which punningly alliteratively named professor drove the No3 Convert-a-Car in Wacky Races? Pat Pending
- What Anglicized Italian term from Latin 'not known' refers to a person's having a concealed or false identity? Incognito
- In 1849 US mechanic Walter Hunt patented what multi-billion-selling and punk rock device? Safety pin (reportedly he sold the patent to repay a modest debt, and thereby failed to benefit greatly from his invention)
- Which multi-award-winning 1982s movie is considered to have included the biggest ever crowd of extras? Gandhi (over 300,000 for the funeral scene)
- What potent plant is called technically Papaver somniferum? Opium poppy
- Burlap is an old material traditionally used in making: Hats; Scarves; Sacks; or Socks? Sacks (it's rough, made typically of jute or hemp)
- In constitutional terminology, put these structures in order of power-centralization, most to least: Confederation; Unitary; Federation? Unitary; Federation; Confederation (respectively: mainly centrally governed; a balance between central and local member autonomy; and a membership agreement between independent bodies)
- What community-support focused branch of Christianity grew from the work of brothers John and Charles Wesley and George Whitefield? Methodism
- Appearing in many food/drink names, what is produced when cereal grain germination is halted by hot air drying? Malt
- In 2014 the EU introduced a maximum 1600watt power rating for: Vacuum cleaners; Mobility scooters; Buskers; or Residential Xmas lights? Vacuum cleaners
- In 2014 Russia closed branches of what global brand amidst East-West sanction? McDonald's
- The fin whale, second largest animal after the blue whale, excretes approximately how many litres per day: 3; 15; 100; or 1,000? 1,000
- The old English profession 'cofferer', typically employed in a royal household, equates nowadays to a: Gardener; Tea-maid; Accountant; or Hairdresser? Accountant (derived from coffer - a strongbox for money - hence 'coffers' has become a word for funds held, and a reference to personal savings/funds - see money slang)
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