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  1. What was originally called 'wireless telegraphy': Television; Video; Radio; or Telephone?
  2. What internet mechanism is named from a popular US confection, thought originated by Chinese Californians?
  3. What military term for a multiple gun discharge referred originally in Latin/Italian to being out of danger or safe?
  4. What's the largest capital city without a river, and also the oldest capital of its continent?
  5. The strongest known biological material was identified by scientists (2015) in the teeth of a: Lion; Rat; Locust; or Limpet?
  6. What hyphenated surname was adopted for members of British Queen Elizabeth II's family?
  7. Titan is the project codename for Apple's development: iCar; iWatch; iSpecs; or iSexmachine?
  8. What's the cube root of 27,000?
  9. Name the two long-serving British MPs and past senior ministers caught in a 2015 TV/press sting offering payment for political services from a hoax Chinese company?
  10. Who became the fastest-selling Playmobil toy figure, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017: Joan of Arc; Thomas More; ; Martin Luther; or Dalai Lama?
  11. Spell the word: Presumptious; Presumtuous; Presumtious; or Presumptuous?
  12. What technical term, prefixed with 'extraordinary/irregular', refers euphemistically to the abduction/transfer of a person by one nation to another?
  13. In 1895 German company Bayer created what genericized trademark for a diacetylmorphine cough suppressant, alluding to the Greek god/goddess of bravery and self-sacrifice?
  14. Put these elements in order of heaviest (most dense) first: Sodium, Hydrogen, Lead, Gold, Oxygen?
  15. In 2015 the World Health Organization made 'single-use' mandatory for what (by 2020 worldwide): Syringes; Nit combs; Canteen cutlery; or Bed-sheets?
  16. The flags of Japan, Argentina, Uruguay, Greenland and Bangladesh share what common feature?
  17. Which country in 2001 became the first to decriminalize recreational drug use: Mexico; Portugal; Netherlands; or China?
  18. Circumvallate papilla, fungiform papilla, and foliate papilla are commonly called: Toes; Fingernails; Taste buds; or Eyelashes?
  19. Who was Miss World 1976, and her iconic musician/peace activist boyfriend (two answers required)?
  20. Match these mathematical terms according to the calculation and result: (Calculations) Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication: (Results) Product, Quotient, Sum, Difference?


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