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- Aquae Sulis is the Roman name for what aptly renamed English spa city? Bath (after Sulis Minerva, a goddess, representing the healing qualities of the spa waters, worshipped by the Romano-British)
- What metal element, symbol B, was named after its natural mineral form, popularised for its use as a cleaning product in the 1880s? Boron (named from Borax)
- What friendly word produces six new words when it prefixes: Ace; Ate; Let; Lid; Mate; and Try? Pal
- The human Frenulum Linguae is webbed tissue between: Tongue/Mouth-floor; Thumb/Hand; Ear/Scalp; or Chin/Neck? Tongue/Mouth-floor (Latin - Lingua, tongue)
- Pomology is the science of: Volcanoes; Cheerleading; Apple cultivation; or Australian colonization? Apple cultivation
- A Muscovite refers to a native of where in the world? Moscow
- What is a third of a half? A sixth (or 0.1666666 recurring)
- La Niña is the counterpart of, and often follows what? El Niño (the weather systems - 'El Niño', 'Christ child', because Pacific warming near S America is often at Christmas, and so 'La Niña', 'The Girl', was chosen to refer to the counter effect)
- Sage, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram are members of the plant genus: Apple; Mint; Lemon; or Pine? Mint
- The Great Wall of China generally runs: East-to-West; North-to-South; In a circle; or Every which way? East-to-West (along China's old Northern borders, protecting against invasion from Siberian tribes)
- In Shakespeare's Richard III, King Richard's horse (killed prior to Richard's plea 'My kingdom for a horse') is called: Surrey; Kent; Dorset; or Northamptonshire? Surrey
- What famous ancient city is on the river Tiber: Cairo; Rome; Athens; or Babylon? Rome
- A prebiotic induces growth in humans (and other living hosts) of beneficial: Hormones; Fungi/bacteria; Antibodies; or Hair? Fungi/bacteria
- 101325 Pa (Pascal) or 1.01325 bar is the regulation standard/unit for: Milk fat content; Atmospheric pressure; Gambling machine payout; or Hotness of chili peppers? Atmospheric pressure
- What eponymous brand, founded1946, re-established Paris as world-centre of women's fashion: Chanel; Dior; Gucci; or FCUK? Dior (fully Christian Dior)
- Linoleum (e.g., 'Lino' flooring) originally comprises which three of these: Polypropylene; Canvas, Bamboo; Linseed oil; or Powdered cork? Canvas, Linseed oil, Powdered cork (the word is from from Latin linum, flax, and oleum, oil)
- What old English term for a third came to refer to an administrative division of Yorkshire and an electroral district of Canada? Riding (from 'trithing', in turn from Old Norse, thrithi)
- The CAC40 is a main stock market index of: Brazil; France; Japan; or USA? France
- Golden Horse/Rooster/Bell/Melody, and Hundred Flowers are major movie/TV/music awards for which nation/language: Russia; China; Mexico; or Saudi Arabia? China/Chinese
- Which one of these did not originate in 16th century Italian 'Commedia dell'arte' travelling theatre: Harlequin; Punch & Judy; Scaramouche; or Edward Scissor-hands? Edward Scissorhands (created by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson 1990)
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