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  1. What are named after English Dr John Braxton Hicks (1823-97: Dental braces; Hiccups/hiccoughs; Cough sweets; or Contractions in pregnancy?
  2. A 'backhoe' (or rear/back actor is normally found on: Theatrical stages; Construction sites; Sea beds; or Hospital wards?
  3. In popular culture and literature Utopia (an ideal beautiful world is opposite to: Dystopia; Sinopia; Subtopia; or Myopia?
  4. What nationality (according to modern geography was Christopher Columbus?
  5. Malenkov, Bulganin, Khrushchev, and Kosygin are names of 1950-60s USSR (Soviet Union: Soccer World Cup winners; Cosmonauts; National leaders; or Ballet dancers?
  6. Mongolia and Ivory Coast were the first countries to adopt a radical postal address system using (How many? random words for every (How many? square yards of Earth: (two answers required 3; 9; 20; 50; 400?
  7. The German Bavarian occupational name Hitler (originally Hüttler referred to a builder of: Boats; Churches; Bicycles; or Huts?
  8. Large lightweight bricks called 'breeze blocks' (also CMUs - concrete masonry units were traditionally made/named from: Ash/cinders; Bones; Wood; or Broken crockery?
  9. Previously fined $5bn in 2014, which company publicized its zero tolerance policy in 2017 responding to tax evasion investigations and raids?
  10. With the headline 'Simply the Best' who at 73 became Vogue's oldest front cover model (April 2013 German edition?
  11. Lorem ipsum' (from Latin delorem ipsum, 'pain itself'' is: Red cabbage; Legal term for theft; The period/full stop; or Jumbled Latin 'placeholder' text in draft documents/graphics?
  12. What religious word makes five new words when suffixed (added last to: Repel, Condo, Si, Re, and Ta?
  13. The American 1893 Nix v Hedden court case determined (and still, for US customs taxation purposes, based on conventional usage, what to be a vegetable and not a fruit?
  14. A troubadour (11-13thC France was originally a: Bullfighter; Swordsman; Horseman; or Singing poet?
  15. Argentina's national sport 'Pato' means (What?, replaced by the modern ball, carried in a basket on horseback: Rocks; Feathers; Eggs; or Live duck?
  16. The ancient Roman silver coin called fully/originally 'denarius nummus' meant and equated to a 'Coin containing [worth] ten (what?': Asses; Camels; Slaves; or Loaves?
  17. Czech Emil Zatopek (1922-2000 is a famously brilliant: Financier; Distance runner; Architect; or Psychiatrist?
  18. First adopted in 1858, the earliest standard army camouflage is (still popular internationally: Rifle Green; Gun Grey; Bark Brown; or Blood Red?
  19. What is the more common name for synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF?
  20. The German 'dachshund' means '(What? dog': Fox; Rabbit; Horse; or Badger?
  21. The Bixa Orellana plant's annatto seeds (used for saffron/paprika substitute and cosmetic dyes is also called the: Lipstick tree; Blusher rose; Mascara vine; or George Bush?
  22. Swede Carl Linnaeus, 1707-78, considered the father of taxonomy of living things, is the lectotype (example specimen for which species?
  23. The human hormone Ghrelin (also called Lenomorelin is known as the '(What? hormone': Love; Hunger; Intelligence; or Laughing?
  24. The old Anglicised French word 'soupçon' ('soupsonn' means a very (What? amount: Large; Small; Fluid; or Hypothetical?
  25. Which two of these have an internationally defined height: 55 gallon drum (44 British/Commonwealth gallons; Skyscraper; Mountain; or Basketball hoop?
  26. The UK billionaire called for Parliamentary questioning (2016 about his governance of the collapsed BHS company is Sir Philip: Green; Brown; Black; or Pink?
  27. In physics/electronics, Ohm's Law is: "The current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the (What? across the two points.": Temperature; Pressure; Voltage; or Mileage?
  28. The moral code, 'Treat others as you like to be treated', is known as the 'Ethic of (What' - a principle of exchange for mutual effect/benefit, and word used variously in science and mathematics?
  29. The logo on the famous Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife is a (What? in a shield: Cross; Mountain; Knife; or Star?
  30. Musically, arpeggio (Latin derived from harp means play the notes of a chord: Loud; Soft; Slow; or In quick succession?
  31. What descriptively prefixes a species of bear, cobra, and caiman (like an alligator, referring to something worn by some people?
  32. The large 14-35inch elastic plastic exercise ball developed in 1963 by Aquilino Cosani, is called a (What? ball: Swiss; Dutch; French; or Spanish?
  33. Anhydrous compounds contain (What? water: Heavy; Frozen; Zero; or Dirty?
  34. Government legislation (EU, US, British 'Commonwealth' nations is typically introduced via two 'paper' documents for discussion/explanation, respectively: Pink/White; White/Blue; Green/White; or White/Green?
  35. The salad condiment comprising oil and vinegar, often reddened with parika and tomato, popularized/produced first in the 1950s is '(What? dressing': German; French; Power; or Croix?
  36. What communication method (from Latin 'thing to be remembered' was universal in organizations before email?
  37. The 'bacronym' (a reverse acronym 'Query Newlyn Harbour' is used as a mnemonic in what field: Aviation; Theatre; Sailing; or Civil Engineering?
  38. An increasing human/animal health hazard in Europe is the 'Oak Processionary (What?': Caterpillar; Mouse; Squirrel; or Woodpecker?
  39. What very alcoholic popular French aniseed drink is widely outlawed and named (from Greek/made from wormwood?
  40. A long-term experiment to demonstrate the viscosity of pitch (bitumen at Australia's University of Queensland saw how many drops fall from a funnel of pitch between 1930-2012: 8,000, 800, 80, or 8?
  41. The 'Tex-Mex' dish fajita is a essentially (What? in a (What? (two answers required: Grilled meat; Boiled fish; Tomato; Rice pudding; Tortilla flatbread; or Potato omelette?
  42. In 2017 Crayola announced controversially the discontinuation of (What? crayon: Dandelion; Sunflower; Daffodil; or Canary?
  43. The main purpose of a bowline knot is to produce a: Loop (at a rope-end; Join (to another rope; Join (to a ring or post; or Stop (in roller/retaining devices?
  44. Twelve three-hundredths (12/300 expresssed as a percentage is: 2%; 4%; 8%; or 12%?
  45. A cryometer measures: Mood; Liquid flow; Salinity (salt content; or Very low temperatures?
  46. Who, founder of the Mongol Empire, was the grandfather of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan (1215-94?
  47. Sabot and saboton (from French, savate and botte are respectively a box from which casino cards are dealt, and knight's armour, equating to a: Shoe; Glove; Hat; or Pocket?
  48. Name the tree/resin which produces Arabic/Yemen (natural chewing gum, related to a word for chew?
  49. Which two creatures support the shield on Australia's official Coat of Arms (symbol?
  50. Oddly known by its river, Kingston-upon-(What? was judged by Rough Guides 2016 among the ten best places to visit in the world: Thames; Severn; Hull; or Trent?
  51. Desalination is the removal of (What? from (What?: Heat; Salt; Brine; Alcohol; Infection; or Milk?
  52. Chordata, Echinodermata, Anthropoda, and Anelida are four phyla (subgroups of: Animals; Worms; Birds; or Plants?
  53. The UK average hourly wage for a FTSE company CEO (2014/15 is about: £300; £550; £750; or £1200?
  54. Japanese for 'picture character' is (What? - reportedly the fastest growing language ever?
  55. Someone whose occupation is a gillie (or ghillie works where: Slaughterhouse; Airport; Post-office; or Scottish Highlands?
  56. The Battle of Jutland was the only (What? battle of the 1st World War: Air; Tank; Naval; or Cavalry?
  57. In the scoring of diving competition (from a platform/board into a pool the abbreviation DD means what?
  58. The US city of Memphis, Tennessee, was named after the ancient (c.3000BC Memphis city capital of which nation?
  59. Lent (Latin Quadragesima is traditionally a Christian religious fast of how many days: 12; 21; 40; or 52?
  60. Highway Gothic', 'Transport' and 'Motorway', (originally US, UK, UK are common international standard road (What?: Reflective paint; Surfacing stone sizes; Signage typefaces; or Lighting brightness?
  61. ASCII (referring to computer language means what in full?
  62. The expression 'Book him Dano' (urging action/reprimand originated 1960-80s in: The Rocky Horror Show; Hawaii Five-O; Opportunity Knocks; or The Flintstones?
  63. The infinity sign is a sideways (90-degree rotated: 3; 6; 8; or X?
  64. Eurhythmics is an educational approach for teaching what via what (two answers required?
  65. In May 2016 the world record for 'planking' (a stress position on toes and forearms was set at: 45mins; 93mins; 5hrs; or 8hrs?
  66. Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz founded the extraordinary international "(What? Cafe" movement in Neuchâtel Switzerland in 2004, to promote understanding and dispel negativity and fear towards the subject?
  67. The Indian currency the Rupee takes its name from Hindi and Sanskrit, 'wrought (what metal'?
  68. Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, first identified in willow bark by Hippocrates c.400BC, is better known as what a genericized trademark: Aspirin; Heroin; The (birth control Pill; or Sugar?
  69. Name the famous English painter of The Hay Wain and landscapes of Dedham Vale, East Anglia, known as '(Who? country'?
  70. The significant 18th century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-83 is noted for solving the 'Seven (What? of Königsberg problem': Churches; Bridges; Towers; or Arches?
  71. A warm sunny period in Autumn (Fall in the northern hemisphere is called an: African Spring; Australian Winter; Indian Summer; or Baked Alaska?
  72. Mesocarp, albedo and medulla in plants/fruit are different words for (What?, used to make a type of helmet?
  73. Name the four performance industries to which these awards respectively apply: Emmy, Grammy, Academy (Oscar, Tony?
  74. French writer/philosopher Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814 inspired which behavioural term?
  75. Bismuth (Bi is a: Metallic element; Gas element; Iron alloy; or Salt?
  76. The aromatic compound phenol, used in detergents, plastics and an old eponymousdisinfectant soap, is also known as (what? acid?
  77. Latin deus (god and Javanese dejos became what Chinese pidgin English word for an incense stick?
  78. In business the intangible value part (especially at acquisition of a company such as brand/reputation/relationships is called: Goodwill; Grace; Leeway; or Kudos?
  79. Name the English naturalist, and US president, each born on 12 Feb 1809 (two answers required?
  80. Machiavellian/Machiavellianism, after Renaisance philosopher/writer/political scientist Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527, refers to: Joyful; Clumsy; Cunning; or Energetic?
  81. What sports net is 5ft (55m high: Netball; Badminton; Hockey; or Soccer?
  82. A neat bedsheet fold/tuck around a mattress corner is called a '(What? corner', alluding to traditional method: Navy; Army; Hospital; or Hostel?
  83. What is the bingo nickname and the number that is the square root of 484, a rifle calibre, and puzzle or 'catch' (two answers required?
  84. Coal, oil and natural gas are commonly called (What? fuels, being originally organic material preserved in sedimentary rock?
  85. The diacritical mark resembling a wavy hyphen (here shown above the letter ñ is called a: Streg; Bolle; Tilde; or Cedilla?
  86. (Based on the popular 'poundshop' concept a discount store opened in London's Mayfair, 2016, with everything priced at: £5; £10; £20; or £1000?
  87. An allele (fully allelomorph, often referenced in human eye colour/color, is a variant form of what DNA part?
  88. What is the hardest working muscle (i.e., total power output in the lifetime of the human body?
  89. In 2016 Hitler's code-making typewriter was bought by Bletchley Park Museum for how much from what seller (two answers required: £50; £9million; The German Government; or Ebay?
  90. The spoken English 'RP' accent traditionally asserted 'correct' during the 20thC is called '(What? Pronunciation'?
  91. What note is produced at the twelfth fret of the top (highest pitched string on a conventionally tuned guitar: E; G; A or Bb?
  92. The Taoiseach ('teashockh', Enda Kenny, in office 2011, re-elected 2016, is/was Prime Minister of: Sweden; Ireland; Scotland; or Canada?
  93. The stage surname of US-born Milan La Scala prima donna soprano Maria Kalogeropoulos (1923-77 is: Meen; Narsti; Crool; or Callas?
  94. (Meaning continuing unpleasantly, spell the word: Insessant; Inscesant; Incescant; or Incessant?
  95. Roland Garros is home to the Open (What? Championships of (Where? (two answers required: Darts; Golf; Tennis; France; Australia; USA?
  96. The brilliant scientist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642 was: Italian; Spanish; Swiss; or Canadian?
  97. The Bagua (meaning 'eight symbols' is a symbolic/diagrammatic system in which belief: Taoism; Catholicism; Hinduism; or Islam?
  98. Which small English Midlands county is home to the eponymous '(What? Water' (named after the county - the nation's largest reservoir by area?
  99. Which stereotypical British film star of Wuthering Heights (1939 wrote two autobiographies including The Moon's a Balloon?
  100. Which nation's 'national anthem' is known as 'Qaumi Tarana' and alternatively 'Pak Sarzamin' (sacred land?
  101. A pantechnicon (from Greek, for 'all' and 'piece of art' is a: Sports car; Bicycle; Skateboard; or Furniture removal van?
  102. The common vocal sound produced by blocking exhaled airflow (when voicing a vowel by suddenly closing the vocal tract is called a '(what? stop'?
  103. The famous relationships/mutual awareness model used in leadership, abbreviated from the inventors' Christian names is called the (What? Window: MarKev; JoHari; FreDave; or NigeLee?
  104. Langlauf (literally 'long-term' in German refers to an endurance form of which sport?
  105. The modern ironic term 'snackcident' (failing to resist chocolates, pizza, etc is an example of a: Portmanteau; Metaphor; Spoonerism; or Mondegreen?
  106. What is the traditional trade surname for a person who made or sold (typically knitted legwear and socks?
  107. The English Football Association banned (What? from 1921 to 1971 at its member clubs: Pop concerts; Horse shows; Women's Football games; or Meat pies?
  108. In 1908 psychologist Alfred Adler cited which leader in proposing an inferiority complex in short people, which became known as the ('What leader? Syndrome'?
  109. The female equivalent of a Sultan (Arabic/Muslim leader is a: Queen; Empress; Consort; or Sultana?
  110. Nephrite, Ca2(Mg, Fe5Si8O22(OH2, is one of two minerals more commonly known as what anciently treasured green gemstone, and once considered China's 'imperial gem'?
  111. Name the eminent French soccer captain, famed for his ability and leadership, head of EUFA (2007-15 and FIFA presidential candidate, but banned from office Dec 2015 after a FIFA ethics investigation?
  112. Which one of these is not (at 2013 among the top ten currencies traded globally: US Dollar, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, or Russian Ruble?
  113. Name the Swiss football administrator who served as the eighth president of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association from 1998 to 2015 and banned from office after an ethics investigation?
  114. In which country is the most remote (farthest away place from any sea or ocean?
  115. In association football, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi, are considered among the greatest (What? besides among the greatest players of all time: Administrators; Football authors; Captains; or Goalkeepers?
  116. The biological mating theory that males seek novelty and females seek familiarity is known as the '(What US President? Effect': Kennedy; Coolidge; Clinton; or Bush?
  117. The famous quantum mechanics thought experiment demonstrating that something can exist in two states (in this case alive or dead until observed is called Schrödinger's: Cat; Dog; Fly; or Kangaroo?
  118. What iconic genus of fish (technical name Hippocampus is considered the slowest swimming of all fish, whose dwarf species achieves no more than about 5metres per hour?
  119. The oldest world sports championship title, established in 1740 (won by Clergé de Elder, is for: Camel-racing; Real Tennis; Pistol-shooting; or Snooker?
  120. The recently banned (considered non-pc official 200 year-old Royal Naval toast to "Our wives and sweethearts.." is traditionally extended: "NORWICH"; "We'll meet again"; "Meet me in St Louis"; or "May they never meet"?
  121. Remo Belli's eponymously named company used Mylar (Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalatename to originate in 1957 the famous 'Weather King': Raincoats; Umbrellas; Drum skins; or Surfboards?
  122. In 2013 the (UK Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Associations said they would no longer demand an oath of duty to what: Parents; Country; Animals; or God?
  123. German Klaus Obermeyer, an instructor in Aspen, Colorado, founded a company (1950-60s specialising in: Cookware; Software; Ski-wear; or Beachwear?
  124. (At 2013 the 230m high Heron Tower is the tallest skyscraper of which historical financial city centre district?
  125. The famous high Alpine mountain The Matterhorn (or Monte Cervino is on the border of which two of these: France; Italy; Switzerland; or Holland?
  126. The Bugatti car logo features which reversed capital letter in a ligature with B, standing for the founder (Bugatti's first name?
  127. Paleontology (or palaeontology, the study of earliest life up to c.11,700 years ago, essentially combines which two of: Biology; Astrology; Geology; or Psychology?
  128. The Renaissance (from French, 're-birth' was a European cultural movement spanning which centuries: 4-7th; 7-10th; 14-17th; or 15-18th?
  129. The Kindle electronic book product is designed/launched (2007/owned by: Microsoft; Amazon; Google; or Apple?
  130. US composer/artist John Cage's most famous and controversial 1952 work, called 4'33", requires the musician(s to play for its entire three-movement 4mins 33secs duration: The same note; As many notes as possible; At maximum volume; or Nothing?
  131. In a classic 'colour wheel' (based on primary colours and blends, orange is opposite: Blue; Green; Brown; or Purple?
  132. The US Presidential official state guest house in Washington DC is called '(What? House': Blair; Churchill; Washington; or Lincoln?
  133. An attempt to stop (What? in June 2016 became the most signed petition (4m+ on the UK government website: Trident nuclear deterrent; Donald Trump's UK visit; Brexit (Britain leaving the EU; or A new Harry Potter film?
  134. The 180th meridian (antimeridian, dividing east and west hemispheres, passes through which island nation, named after main isle Viti Levu?
  135. The cube root of an eighth (1/8 is a: Half; Quarter; One; or Sixty-fourth?
  136. A thermochrome is a substance which changes (what? according to a change in (what? - (two answers required?
  137. Kata and Kumite ('cum-ittay' are events in which new Olympic sport (added appropriately for Tokyo 2020?
  138. The Italian bread ciabatta is named literally (actually after what footwear?
  139. A Sirocco wind generally carries (What? to the south coasts of Europe: Snow; Sahara dust; Locusts; or Acid rain?
  140. The massively popular Chinese website Taobao.com (10th busiest globally at 2013 operates in which sector: Dating; C2C shopping; Sport; News?
  141. The 'interrobang' (or interabang is a punctuation mark combining which two marks/meanings: Ampersand &; Question mark ?
  142. The word Tet in the Tet Offensive (N Vietnam/Viet Cong against S Vietnam/US forces on 30 Jan 1968 referred to the national: Capital City; Religion; Leader; or New Year?
  143. Ingeniously conceived by Greek inventor Philo of Byzantium (280-220BC a gimbal keeps an instrument (What?, originally on a ship: Dry; Level; Safe/locked; or Oiled?
  144. What is the famous weaponry invention of Israeli army officer Uziel Gal (1923-2002?
  145. Who wrote the famous philosophical book 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' ('Also sprach Zarathustra' - pub 1883-91 which included the controversial phrase "God is dead"?
  146. US poet Henry Longfellow's epic 1855 poem 'The Song of (Who?' also popularized which famous fictional Native American Indian woman, the central character's lover (two answers required?
  147. Venerated by the Aztecs, the 'Resplendent Quetzal', symbol of liberty in Guatemala's emblem (quetzal is also the currency, is a: Bird; Lion; Diamond; or Church?
  148. In music what is the relative major chord of F#m (F sharp minor?
  149. The Aztec people lived mainly where and when (two answers required: Mexico; Brazil; Spain; 1,000-500BC; 5-10th centuries; or 14-16th centuries?
  150. The Fresnel lens (in which concentric steps maximise light focus and minimise lens weight, popular in the 1900s in vehicle lights, was first devised c.1820 for what application?
  151. The serial (or series comma, which appears in this question after 'London' is also called the (What? comma: Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester, London, or Birmingham?
  152. What popular superhero is also the largest land-dwelling member of the Mustelidae (weasel family?
  153. The cube root of 1 (one is: A third; Three (3; 1 (one; or 100?
  154. What Lockheed plane model is claimed to be the longest continuously produced military aircraft in history (at 2013?
  155. The stone (from gypsum or calcite used for indoor carvings/statues/ornaments, also called 'onyx-marble', is: Granite; Alabaster; Limestone; or Chalk?
  156. Before 1967 BBC Radio 2 was called the '(What? Programme': Bright; Night; Light; or World Service?
  157. The Minor Arcana comprising swords, cups, batons (or wands/rods/staves, and coins (or pentacles/disks is a popular form of what game/divination system?
  158. In what order should the (metaphorical 'time-management story' bucket be filled with Water, Sand, Rocks and Pebbles to ensure optimal use of the available capacity?
  159. Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, Reiki (pronounced 'ray-kee' is a method of: Fish cookery; Algebra; Alternative medicine; or Poetry?
  160. The commune (township/parish Les Baux-de-Provence in south-central France is associated with what metallic element?
  161. In the expression 'a poisoned chalice', (a prestigious difficult responsibility with high personal risk, a chalice is a ceremonial: Robe; Goblet; Crown; or Sandwich?
  162. The effect referring to something becoming massively publicized due to attempts ban/censor it is called the '(What celebrity surname? Effect'?
  163. A kleptoparasite is a creature which does (What? to other animals: Eats them; Buries them; Traps them in a web; or Steals and eats their food?
  164. What/who was Yahweh, (expanded from Hebrew YHWH, in the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah: Sea; Sun; God; or Bread?
  165. Named after its camera vehicles, the 2016 video-mapping of the Faroe Islands is '(What? View': Bike; Tractor; Trawler; or Sheep?
  166. What is the old common name for Hamamelis or Winterbloom and its extract, used for skin/bruises/acne treatment (and dowsing?
  167. Devised by Alan Turing in 1950, the Turing test is a test of (What? in a computer: Speed; Reliability; Capacity; or Artificial Intelligence?
  168. In African music an mbira is a (what? piano: Thumb; Foot; Tongue; or Oil-drum?
  169. New South Wales Australia announced in 2016 it would ban (What? due to abuses being 'beyond reform': Greyhound racing; Slot machines; Lager; or Facebook?
  170. How many of these are flatfish (Pleuronectiformes - flounder, sole, turbot, plaice, halibut - Two; Three; Four; or All five?
  171. The metaphorical expression meaning self-promotion is "Blow your own (What?" : Balloon; Trumpet; Bugle; or Kiss?
  172. What letters traditionally occupy the 6 button on a standard 'western' telephone keypad (no cheating?
  173. The 9th century mathematician known as Al Kwarizme ('the Man of Kwarism', now Khiva, Uzbekistan gave his name to a maths/computing process or a set of rules called: Algebra; Algorithm; Axiom; or Abacus?
  174. Which two (UK and US newspapers collaborated in publishing leaked documents by Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden?
  175. Internecine refers to (What sort of? destruction: Global; Mutual; Reputational; or Biblical?
  176. ACH, BACS, and EFTPOS are international variations of systems handling the movement of what and how (two answers required?
  177. In music which two of these are respectively a very brief ornamental passing note (What?, and a very brief note of no pitch such as a stroke of a deadened string (What?: Phantom; Grace; Hoax; Ghost; or Silent?
  178. In the Bible, (Genesis 38:9, what did Onan spill on the ground, causing God to slay him for being evil, his: Wine; Biscuits; Papers; or Semen?
  179. Name the Asian country, the South American capital city, and Canadian province in the NATO phonetic alphabet (thee answers required?
  180. At 2013 what compensation had UK banks paid/set aside for the misselling of PPI (Payment Protection Insurance: £4million; £184million; £84billion; or £4billion?
  181. This is a 'trick' question: Irrespective of volume, human muscle weighs (What? compared with human fat: The same; Less; More; or Twice as much?
  182. What army rank (English/US/etc equates to the naval Lieutenant Commander?
  183. The Brazilian Carnauba palm tree (called the Tree of Life produces many materials including the "Queen of (What?" from its leaf extract: Waxes; Tequilas; Beers; Toothpastes?
  184. A season in which woodland trees produce extraordinarily big volumes of fruit/nuts/seeds is called a '(What? Year': Most; Mist; Must; or Mast?
  185. Which child diarist (1929-45 wrote - "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ?
  186. What is the Japanese Abashiri brewery's beer, a portmanteau from its ingredients: Beat (meat; Begg (egg; Bilk (milk; or Bash (cannabis?
  187. According to the popular saying, "Necessity is the mother of (What?": Nature; Disaster; Invention; or Hungry children?
  188. What 'First' was French (1792-1804, Austrian (1919-34, Portuguese (1910-26 and Roman c.508BC?
  189. Pomerania (thought to be the Pomeranian dog's origins is now largely in: Poland; Brazil; China; or Scotland?
  190. What is the common name of the frottoir percusssion instrument (from Cajun French 'frotter', rub?
  191. Vesper refers to (What sort of? religious service: Morning; Evening; Winter; or Outdoor?
  192. In music the term descant (or discant normally refers to a melody or instrument in what range: High; Low; Middle; or Varying?
  193. As suggested by its French meaning, decoupage ('day-cooparj' is decorating objects/furniture with (What? and varnish: Feathers; Sand; Shells; or Paper/magazine cuttings?
  194. The music genre 'Musique d'Ameublement' originated by Erik Satie in 1917 is commonly called '(What? music' in English: Wallpaper; Furniture; Carpet; or Sofa?
  195. What typographical symbol was originally used (and may still be to mark incorrect/obsolete text, and traditionally also the wicket-keeper in a cricket teamlist/scorecard, and in military history a commander killed in action: Bullet; Hash/pound; Dagger; or At sign?
  196. The '(What number-th? Amendment' refers to US legal or informal refusal to answer a self-incriminating/awkward question?
  197. The human clinical condition 'edema' (also called oedema, dropsy, and hydropsy generally occurs as what effect: Insomnia; Sweating; Swelling; or Uncontrollable laughter?
  198. The hamburger is named after: Burgundy (France; Hamburg (Germany; Ham (pork; or John Hamburg (chef/inventor?
  199. US psychologist William Sheldon's 1940s Somatotype theory (Ectomorph/Mesomorph/Endomorph became a popular academic correlation of human personality with: Sleep; Physique; Parenting; or Kissing?
  200. Superannuation is an alternative (and Australian/NZ term for what sort financial payment scheme?
  201. Ganesha (also Ganapati/Vinayaka the highly revered Hindu god of beginnings, wisdom, arts, writing, etc., is typically shown as the head of a: Lion; Tiger; Elephant; or Rabbit?
  202. The roadrunner (Geococcyx, or chaparral bird is a member of which bird family: Loon; Cuckoo; Stork; Ostrich?
  203. A caldera is a (What? submerged under the sea or ocean: Lost city; Habitable cave system; Volcano crater; or Seaweed farm?
  204. What is the fourth root of 625 (i.e., what number multiplied by itself four times is 625?
  205. Which great English writer (1819-1900 wrote the famous maxim for life and business: "There is hardly anything in the world that some man can’t make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey." : Charles Dickens; William Shakespeare; John Ruskin; or John Cleese?
  206. A burgh in Scotland (as in Edinburgh originally meant a: Hill; Port; River; or Corporate entity?
  207. A drupe is a (What? with a (What?: Fleshy fruit; Roman goddess; Monkey; Stone/kernel; Limp; Bruise?
  208. What (originally US slang for earthly deposits worth mining is a metaphorical term for a potentially profitable/useful discovery or idea?
  209. Which two of these make the alloy 'bell bronze' (or 'bell metal' used for fine cymbals/gongs/bells: Iron; Copper; Lead; Tin?
  210. What term referring (in the northern hemisphere to something/someone of Australia/NZ derives from Greek 'those who have their feet opposite'?
  211. Greek mythology says Thetis held her baby Achilles by the heel to dip him in (What? to make him immortal: Bull's blood; Ass's milk; Mercury; or The River Styx?
  212. English physicist Nicholas Culpeper's famous 1653 human healthcare book was the 'Complete (What?': Herbal; Astrology; Athlete; or Barber?
  213. What 1960s-invented garden cutter is a portmanteau (combination of 'string' with a word describing its purpose?
  214. What profession uses a sangar (probably from Persian for stone: Dentist; Soldier; Pilot; or Sculptor?
  215. Which one of these is not (on average among the three brightest objects in the night sky: The Moon; Jupiter, Venus; or Neptune?
  216. Revolutionary Che Geuvara (1928-67 was born and killed respectively in: Cuba and Mexico; Chile and USA; Paraguay and Venezuela; or Argentina and Bolivia?
  217. Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde devised what in 1557, superseding 'æ' (a shortening of its Latin meaning: Equals sign; At sign; Ampersand; or the word Also?
  218. Viewed from the front, the stripes (W=White, B=Black of a European badger's head are, left to right: BWB; WBW; BWBWB; or WBWBW?
  219. Which great Indian statesman and spiritual leader (1869-1948 said: “We must become the change we want to see.” ?
  220. Which country is officially named Bharat (and many similar cultural variations,eponymously based its ancient legendary emperor?
  221. The English tradition of wassailing/wasselling is singing carols for money, and also singing to (What? to prompt healthy growth/productivity: Cows; Sheep; Cider-apple orchards; or Human babies?
  222. The Pascal (Pa is a unit of measurement of what: Frequency; Pressure; Electric Potential; or Energy?
  223. The obelus symbol is commonly known as the (What? sign in mathematics: Division; Multiplication; Addition; or Equals?
  224. The alphabetically first-listed internet top-level domain (used quite differently as a subdomain by educational institutions belongs to which island?
  225. A gauge from 14 (small to 1 (medium then to 000 (large is used for: Knitting needles/pins; Aviation engines; European letterboxes; or Apples?
  226. Stereo (as in stereophonic, stereogram, etc originally meant in Greek: Loud; Solid; Two; or Ear?
  227. Litotes ('lie-toe-tees' refers to an ironic or understated expression using a: Weather feature; Double negative; Metaphorical animal; or Ridiculously high humber?
  228. Name the (founding nationality of the 2010s women's rights group Femen, bare-breasted ambushers of Vladimir Putin and Parish Fashion Week, etc?
  229. Petrology is a branch of (What? and the study of (What? (two answers required: Cookery; Transport; Geology; Motion; Rocks; or Fuel?
  230. According to the popular metaphorical expression, "Revenge is a dish best served (what?": Sweet; Cold; Bitter; or With Relish?
  231. Damask (named after Damascus is a reversible design originating in 5th century Byzantine/Islamic culture for: Woven fabric; Leather; Glass; or Polythene sheet?
  232. Bushmills, Jameson, Tullamore Dew, and Writers Tears are brands of what nation's what (two-word answer required?
  233. The first actor to refuse an Oscar (Academy Award for Best Actor (for Patton, 1970, was: John Wayne; Sidney Poitier; George C Scott; or Marlon Brando?
  234. What, respectively are the archaic middle-English (for example used by Shakespeare in the 1500s second-person and third-person singular present forms of the verb 'do' (two answers required?
  235. Roughly 75% of the Sun's mass is (What?, and most of the remainder is (What?: Hydrogen; Oxygen; Carbon; Helium; or Mercury?
  236. The medical term sclerosis refers to the abnormal (what? of body tissue: Multiplying; Softening; Hardening; or Wasting?
  237. A traditional Easter pageant dramatic presentation of the end of Christ's life is also called a (What? Play: Love; Passion; Pray; or Egg?
  238. The legume plant Glycyrrhiza glabra is commonly called what (also a confectionery derived from its boiled root?
  239. German pronunciation for the letter W is usually, loosely: Y (ya; H (ha; V (va; or O (oh?
  240. From ancient Greek 'all gods' what word refers to (a temple for the collective dieties of a religion, and metaphorically to the leaders of a field?
  241. Author Chris Van Allsburg and actor Robin Williams asserted that (What? 1981 book/1995 movie about a real-life/jungle-boardgame means 'many effects' in Zulu?
  242. Originating in India, paneer (or panir/chhena/chhana is a type of: Cake; Wine; Omelette; or Cheese?
  243. Krav Maga, developed late-1940s by Hungarian-Jewish Emrich 'Imi' Lichtenfeld (1910-98 is a highly efficient system of: Self-defence/defense; Origami; Town planning; or Business accounting?
  244. What area of achievement originally linked the US 'Ivy League' universities: Sport; Academic; Politics; or Military?
  245. German organic chemist Baron Justus von Liebig (1803-73, a 'founding father of the fertilizers', also founded which meaty three-letter brand?
  246. Who allegedly leapt from his bathtub into the street shouting 'Ureka' (I've found it' seeing his body displace water of equivalent volume: Einstein; Euler; Archimedes; or Plato?
  247. The traditional curly twisted Chinese tea (Camellia sinensis produced by drying in the sun is called: Uulung; Oolong; Aalang; Eeleng or Iiling?
  248. Sprachgefühl is a German term for the (and possessing the natural: Eye for a ball; Feeling of language; Poise of a ballerina; or Cunning of a fox?
  249. Jamaican Cecil Bustamente Campbell (1938-2016, originator/writer of ska songs such as One Step Beyond, Madness, and Al Capone is better known as: King Basher; Duke Beater; Prince Buster; or Earl Poker?
  250. What note is played on a guitar at the fifth fret of the first (highest pitch string (conventional six-string guitar with standard tuning?
  251. In 2013 which nation became the first in Europe to recognize indeterminate gender (neither male nor female in official registration/records: Italy; Germany; Sweden; or Greece?
  252. A substance's mass per unit volume (its 'compactness' is technically its: Weight; Size; Density; or Momentum?
  253. The slang (now considered offensive term Hottentot once referred to people of which region: SW Africa; Scandinavia; Germany; or Arabia?
  254. The strange 500-year-old hyphenated description of excessive friendliness is 'Hail-(what-three-words?: Buddy-hi-ya; Chap-what-ho; Chum-ho-hum; or Fellow-well-met?
  255. Oysters wrapped in bacon are called which two of these: Angels; Birds; Overcoats; (on Horseback; Cushions; or Acid?
  256. The capital of which US state is named after prospector (and discoverer of local gold in 1880 Joseph Juneau?
  257. The word 'cant' (not 'can't' refers to talk/communication characterized by: Hypocrisy; Aggression; Love; or Fear?
  258. Match these wools to the creatures they come from: Angora, Kashmir, Marino, Qiviut (from which.. Muskox, Rabbit, Goat, Sheep?
  259. What Japanese family name (and famous guitar company means 'high ridge' or 'high peak'?
  260. The flower buds of the Flinders rose (Capparis spinosa, pickled for culinary seasoning/garnish, are more commonly called what?
  261. Draco (c.650-600BC, the first Ancient Greek/Athenian legislator, is eponymouslyassociated with legal/judgmental: Inconsistency; Leniency; Harshness; or Drunkenness?
  262. What (main class of musical instrument has a bell, bass/long joint, boot/butt; wing joint, bocal/crook, and reed?
  263. The (International Standards Organization ISO 4217, within which TRY refers to Turkey, provides designations for international: Currencies; Airports; Sports stadia; or Traditional dress/costume?
  264. The Cinchona tree chemical extract malaria treatment first used in tonic water (and gin by Britsh officers in India, and which prompted the invention of Dubonet for French Foreign Legion troops in N Africa is: Aspirin; Quinine; Ibuprofen; or Herion?
  265. What sort of weapon is a shillelagh (pronounced 'shil-lay-lee': Knife; Cudgel; Muskett; or Sword?
  266. Italian physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827 is considered to be the inventor of the electric: Chair; Light; Battery; or Blanket?
  267. French astronomer Nostradamus (Michel de Notredame, 1503-66, is famous for originating: Cathedral architecture; Bell-ringing and bell-making; Stained glass; or Uncannily accurate predictions of the world?
  268. Contrary to popular information there are actually four (not two Olympic sports containing male vs female contest; what are they?
  269. What was the Twix chocolate bar called in mainland Europe pre-1991 (Scandinavia pre-2000?
  270. The two famous 'Kinsey Reports' (1948, 1953, books by zoologist Alfred Kinsey, controversially published surveys/theories about: Sport and fitness; Cereal agriculture; Bats and vampires; or Human sexuality?
  271. When writing 'a millionth' in decimals (using numbers and a decimal point/dot, how many zeros are between the decimal point and the figure 1?
  272. What native animal featured on the American nickel (five-cent coin before the Thomas Jefferson design replaced it in 1938?
  273. "The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.." is called the '(What? Principle' - devised by Scott Adams, creator the eponymous work cartoon strip: Engelbert; Dilbert; Albert; or Bertha?
  274. Normal' or Gaussian distribution in a graph is informally called a what shape (two word answer?
  275. Name the artist and his fellow artist model of the Nov 2013 record-breaking auctioned triptych (two answers, correct order?
  276. The wine grape Shiraz (Syrah is widely said to originate from which nation's city of Shiraz: Spain; Iran; Russia; or China?
  277. A period of Northern Hemisphere climatic extremes occurring between 1350 and 1850 is loosely referred to as 'The Little (what'?
  278. Established in 1802 the 'Legion of Honour' (UK-English translation is the highest civil or military award given in which nation?
  279. Put the Ebay logo letters in correct order (EBAY: Green Blue Red Yellow?
  280. The aviation group known as IAG (International Airlines Group was formed by merger of which two corporations in 2011?
  281. What holds the greatest volume of fresh water on Earth: Rivers; Glaciers; Lakes; or Man-made systems (piped/stored/bottled, etc?
  282. A lichen is a composite organism arising from the mutual dependence/merging of (which two of: Coral; Algae; Fungus; Moss; or Weeds?
  283. What nation has the country code internet top-level domain (TLD .se?
  284. The obverse (front of the Great Seal (coat of arms of the USA features a (what? clasping (what two things? (three answers required?
  285. The 100-link 'Gunter's Chain', introduced 1620 by English mathematician Edmund Gunter, later replaced by the theodolite, is a distance of (What? and device for measuring (What? (two answers required: 50cms; 12 inches; 10 yards; 66 feet; (for measuring Heads for hats; Football pitches; Potatoes; or Parcels of land?
  286. Name the vast French multinational corporation which owns the drinks brands Jacobs Creek, Beefeater, Absolut and Mumm (at 2012?
  287. Which multinational corporation (at 2013 owns the brands Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Mother's Cookies, and Pringles?
  288. The hormone epinephrine (adrenalin/adrenaline is associated with what human reflex: Love-at-first-sight; Fight-or-Flight; Obsessive cleaning; or Gag?
  289. The traditional 'badge of honour/honor' title for a fully qualified surgeon/medical consultant is: Professor; Doctor; Mr (Mrs/Ms/etc; or Right honorable?
  290. What new word was added to dictionaries in 2013 referring to sexually provocative dancing (especially by female pop singers?
  291. Popularized in 1940s Afro/Hispanic-American culture, a flamboyant wide-shouldered jacket with high-waisted tight-ankled trousers is called a (What? suit: Shoot; Boot; Root; or Zoot?
  292. The biblical lesson of wise decision-making, entailing halving (that's halving, not having a baby, is known as the 'Judgement/Judgment of (Who?' ?
  293. Name the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (P5?
  294. Tao (and Taoism/Daoism the Chinese metaphysical/Buddhist philosophy of living in harmony with the natural order of the universe, means literally: Path; God; Bread; or Gold?
  295. What originally American familial (that's familial, not familiar term refers to a small shop or business run by a married couple?
  296. What media term refers to a pundit (on TV, etc: Lip shtick; Talking head; Nodding dog; or Waffle gob?
  297. Chicano (or Chicana/Xicano/Xicana refers to mixed American and (What? ethnicity: Mexican; Chinese; Irish; or Canadian?
  298. Prior to Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world in 2012 (at $619bn what corporation had held the record since 1999?
  299. Which city's 15-year-olds were reported (by PISA, 2013 to be the world's best in mathematics: Tokyo; Shanghai; Berlin; or Moscow?
  300. Which of these are now registered Internet Top Level Domain extensions (alternatives to .com: .dad; .boo; .wtf; .shoes - None of them; Just .shoes; All except .wtf; or All of them?
  301. What famous toy has been produced with special versions including (Hitchcock's The Birds, Poop Scoop, Pregnant, Wheelchair, Star Trek, and Bald?
  302. The ancient symbol called the Eye of Providence (or the 'All-seeing Eye of God' is typically an eye in a (what-shaped? frame: Circular; Triangular; Square; or Diamond?
  303. Which sport features a playing surface of a 'chain' (22 yards long and 10 feet wide: Cricket; Netball; Bowls; or Crazy Golf?
  304. The 'Occam's Razor' (or Ockham's Razor principle asserts that reliable theories and explanations tend to entail minimal: Words; Rules and Laws; Assumptions; or Complexity?
  305. In 2012 Mondelēz International Inc., was separated and renamed in a 'spin-off' (demerger including brands such as Cadbury, Nabisco, and Oreo, from what major US corporation?
  306. From the early 21st century (What ferral pests? were eradicated from (Where? whose 4th plinth hosts large temporary sculptures: (two answers required: Rabbits; Cats; Pigeons; Bears; (eradicated from The Coloseum; Trafalgar Square; St Peter's Square; or The Kremlin?
  307. The seven base units of the SI (International System of Units measurement system, with the symbols: m, kg, s, A, K, cd, mol, measure what seven physical quantities?
  308. Which religious belief concept was developed by American writer L Ron Hubbard (1911–1986?
  309. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (author of Lord of the Rings, etc was: English; Romanian; Russian; or Hobbit?
  310. A 'supermassive (what?' is generally believed to be at the centre/center of the (our Milky Way galaxy: Black Hole; Red Giant, White Dwarf; or Blue Planet?
  311. Where was the hottest ever (as at 2013 natural earth surface temperature of 57C recorded in 1913: Death Valley, USA; Basra, Iraq; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; or Alice Springs, Australia?
  312. A demonym is a term for a (What? from a particular (What?: Food; Person; Movement; Dance; Place; or Time (two answers required?
  313. A geis (plural geasa is a curse or taboo in which national mythology/language?
  314. What does the Latin abbreviation 'i.e.' (meaning 'that is..' stand for in full?
  315. An addiction treatment combining discomfort with addiction stimulus is called (What? therapy: Abstention; Attraction; Aversion; or Perversion?
  316. A study published in 2012 (by the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence found that prolonged use of what tended to produce chronic ongoing tension headaches in sufferers: Earphones; Electric toothbrushes; Mobile phones; or Painkillers?
  317. Which corporation has developed and made the World Cup (soccer footballs since 1966?
  318. A cloven foot (of cows, sheep, goats, etc has how many toes or grounded hoof parts: One; Two; Three; or Four?
  319. Mount Danxia, the World Heritage Site containing spectacular red-striped sandstone landscape, including two bizarrely realistic (male and female phallic rock formations, is in which country?
  320. Vancouver, Oxford, Harvard/Parenthetical, ASA, and APA are major protocols for: Intelligence (IQ testing; Citing/referencing document sources; Air traffic control; or Rose cultivation?
  321. Heavy Water' (deuterium oxide contains a high percentage of Deuterium, an isotope of: Hydrogen; Carbon; Gold; or Lead?
  322. The preparation of what entails scoring (or slashing or docking it with a 'lame' (pronounced 'lahm' before baking?
  323. The US expression referring to a critic who offers late unhelpful opinion is a 'Monday Morning (What?: Pitcher; Point guard; Quarterback; or Muppet?
  324. Yggdrasil (or Yggdrasill is a vast mythical tree that connects the nine worlds in (What? ancient belief system: Norse; Hinduism; Catholicism; or Jehovah's Witnesses?
  325. What famous toys and games brand (founded London 1760 did French corporation Groupe Ludendo buy for £60m in 2012?
  326. Lingettes, feuchttucher, and babydoekjes are known in English as 'Baby... (what?': Carrots; Steps; Teeth; or Wipes?
  327. The Pietà refers to an artwork, typically a sculpture, featuring (Who? in the lap of (Who?: Cleopatra; Jesus; Mary; Caesar; or Joseph?
  328. Put these concepts in order (strict historical founding, earliest first: Christianity, Shamanism, Islam, Buddhism?
  329. A temporary electrical connector is known as a (what? clip: Lion; Tiger; Hippo; or Alligator/Crocodile?
  330. Sirius (the Dog Star is the (What? star in the Earth's night sky: Oldest; Brightest; Fastest; or Biggest?
  331. What SI unit (International System of Units of measurement is defined as "The amount of substance that contains an equal number of elementary entities as there are atoms in 0.012kg of the isotope carbon-12": Mole; Mare; Man; or Mule?
  332. Vostok Station, the coldest place on Earth (-82C recorded 1983 is in: Siberia; The North Pole; Tibet; or Antarctica?
  333. The Pangaea (or Pangea refers to (What? Continental singularity development: Language; Government; Race; or Landmass?
  334. Scientists announced in 2012 that more than 1,000 of what creatures (formica lugubris had been fitted with tiny radio transmitters to study the species: Rats, Bats; Cats; or Ants?
  335. What is the chemical name of the highly poisonous Prussic Acid (formula HCN, which in part reflects its discovery in blue paint pigment?
  336. Chinese scholarly writer/translator Guo Pu (AD276-324 is considered the father of what popular ancient concept, literally 'wind-water': Yin-Yang; Kung-Fu; Fengshui; or Acupuncture?
  337. In writing or speech the Latin term 'non sequitur' means 'It does not (what?': Matter; Count; Follow; or End?
  338. The major river of Rome, 'crossing the (What?' refers informally to conversion from Protestant to Catholic?
  339. Hemostasis/haemostasis is a biological process which causes (What? to stop: Breathing; Bleeding; Eating; or Living?
  340. What global brand withdrew ('rested' its old red-jacketed striding man 104 years after its first appearance in 1908?
  341. The sport of curling uses stones (or US 'rocks' conventionally made of what material: Rubber; Steel; Granite; or Acrylic?
  342. The Iliad (ILIAD and Odyssey are classical Greek epic poems about the Trojan War and aftermath attributed to: The Beowulf Poet; Homer; Dante; or Chaucer?
  343. Put these art-forms in order of oldest (evidence found first: Textiles, Painting, Ceramics, Mosaic?
  344. What was discovered and announced (UK Newcastle University, 2014 to reverse/cure obesity-induced Type-2 Diabetes: Hypnosis; Honey; Diet; or Cat-stroking?
  345. Leadville, Montezuma and Alma of Colorado are the (What? city/towns of USA: Wealthiest; Oldest; Highest; or Coldest?
  346. What two countries share administrative responsibility for Tierra del Fuego (at 2012?
  347. Who was a trade union/party founder (1980, prisoner (1981-2, Nobel Peace Prizewinner (1983, and president (1990-5?
  348. What dangerous metalloid chemical element, symbol As, features in the famous 1939/41 play/film "(What? and Old Lace"?
  349. Google's prior name while under development was 'Back(what?'?
  350. The abbreviation ECT (electric shock treatment of psychiatric illness stands for what?
  351. The two names (pre/post 1995 of the biggest city of India (early 21stC - two answers required are: Bombay; Calcutta; Mumbai; Delhi; Hyderabad?
  352. Who is (at 2012 the only person to have won a Nobel Prize for physics and chemistry?
  353. A Roman theatre exit passageway (also mistakenly believed to be where diners made themselves sick to enable more eating is a: Nauseaum; Evacuatium; Exitorum; or Vomitorium?
  354. The children's game based on following instructions/elimination is called "(Who? Says": Sammy; Simon; Sally; or Susan?
  355. What nationality (unchanged from birth was the founding modernist and realism playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906?
  356. The Attacama Desert in Chile is considered the planet's most (what? place: Humid; Dry; Hot; or Noiseless?
  357. John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop (What? in 1919: Spinning top; Electric clock; Transatlantic flight; or Machine gun?
  358. Chinese corporation Huawei, controversially blacklisted in 2012 by the US Government Intelligence Committee, is (at 2012 the world's largest equipment manufacturer in which sector: Telecoms; Armaments; Medical; or Catering?
  359. In many Arabic and Asian languages Memsab and Sahib (and variants mean: Please/Thank-you; Hello/Goodbye; Madam/Mister; or Day/Night?
  360. What modern 'brand' was originated by Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh (1766-1843: Mach number (velocity measurement unit; Mac (raincoat; Big Mac (burger; Mack truck (heavy vehicles; or Mac computer (Apple Mac?
  361. The Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919 pioneered and made his vast fortune in which industry in late 1800s USA?
  362. The game of association football (soccer has how many basic laws: 7; 17; 27; or 37?
  363. Austrian physicist Ernst Mach (1838-1916 devised the famous: Meccano construction toy; Big Mac (burger; Tarmac (road surface; or Supersonic velocity measurement unit?
  364. Surface, Fire and Nexus are brands/models of what modern (2010s consumer product?
  365. According to the apochryphal quote, "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the (what? of Eton": Orders; Horses; Playing fields; or Croquet lawns?
  366. A healthy/normal human adult blood pressure reading is considered to be roughly what two figures (mmHg: 140/90; 120/80; 90/60; or 10/7?
  367. Which actress eclipsed Michael Jackson in 2011 as the world's highest-earning dead entertainer (largely due to an auction and a perfume?
  368. The MINT countries (an emerging tier of new economic powers after the BRIC group, are which four nations?
  369. Aristocrat George 'Beau' Brummell (1778-1840 is associated with what social trend commencing c.1790 in Europe: Liberalism; Dandyism; Activism; or Voyeurism?
  370. Likud, meaning 'the consolidation', is the leading conservative political party (at 2012 of which country?
  371. What branch of mathematics also means in Spanish (and archaic English 'the surgical treatment of fractures'?
  372. Early theory (Plato c.360BC suggested the universe comprises which four of these 'elements'?
  373. What are the three most widely spoken Slavic languages (one point each?
  374. What sports item has been made (oldest first in ivory, Sorel cement, nitrocellulose (Celluloid, Bakelite, and nowadays in acrylic/phenolic resin?
  375. Sir Isaac Pitman (1813-97 invented a famous eponymous system for: Coal-mining; Shorthand; Ceramics; or Sheep-dipping?
  376. The human brain represents roughly what percentage of the body's resting metabolic rate (energy expended: 1; 3, 5, or 20?
  377. Brazilian Djalma Santos (1929-2013 and Portuguese Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (1942-2014, are considered all-time great: Surfers; Footballers; Chefs; or Percussionists?
  378. What three letter prefix (Latin 'under/close to' makes new words when added to: Due; Urban, Marine, Traction, and Way?
  379. What chemical elements occupy Atomic Numbers 1, 2 and 3 in the Periodic Table (1 point for each, and a bonus point for the correct order?
  380. The genericized trademarks Glad wrap (NZ Saran wrap (US are more commonly called what in the UK?
  381. The symbol for latitude (an upside-down 'y' for Earth and planets etc, is the Greek letter: Beta; Gamma; Omega; or Lambda?
  382. Lebanese-American professor/author Nassim Taleb coined the term '(What colour/color What creature?' referring to an unpredictable random event that has a vast societal/political/economic impact?
  383. The suspension of a serving UK parliamentarian by his/her political party is called having the (what? withdrawn: Wig; Rod; Whip; or Member?
  384. Fundamental binary systems in maths and computing are named after English mathematician George Boole (1816-64, whose theory was based on: Alpha-numerics; True/False; Decimals; or Artificial Intelligence?
  385. What was ex-Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi's first criminal conviction (Oct 2012: Soliciting minors for sex; Tax evasion; Bribery; or Abuse of office?
  386. Sir Chris Chataway (1931-2014, a successful British broadcaster, politician and businessman, crucially assisted the first: Lunar landing; Sub-4minute mile; Everest ascent; or Mariana Trench descent?
  387. Stenography (Greek stenos, narrow, Brachygraphy (brachys, short, and Tachygraphy (tachys, swift are better known as: Finger-print analysis; Shorthand; Dashboard instrumentation; or Fast-food?
  388. The US dollar sign ($ derives from the abbreviation of which other currency?
  389. The lachrymatory factor synthase (LFS arises in preparing what foodstuff?
  390. A modern term for marketing that is probably too good to be true (e.g., many 'get rich quick' schemes is: Pretty twinkling stars; Bright shiny objects; Brilliant sparkly things; or Super furry animals?
  391. What African animals are traditionally considered the 'Big Five', originally the most difficult/dangerous to hunt on foot (one point each?
  392. Chrysí Avgí (Golden Dawn is a far-right political party of which country?
  393. The letter W is unique in the periodic table, for (What metal element? from the mineral Wolfram, whose name is 'heavy stone' in Swedish: Ytterbium; Krypton; Tungsten; or Bismuth?
  394. Giacomo Casanova (1725-98 is reported to have used what fruit as a contraceptive?
  395. What treatment was endorsed in 2014 by Britain's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE for migraine: Sauna; Herbal; Magnetic; or Cold-showers?
  396. Considered a healthy 'superfood', edamame (pronounced 'ed-er-marmi', are immature: Chickens; Coconuts; Soya beans; or Ants?
  397. The process by which cardinals meet to elect a new Pope is called the Papal (what?: Enclave; Conclave; Exclave; or Autoclave?
  398. Drax in Selby, Yorkshire UK, is at 2014 Europe's biggest (what?-powered electricity generating station: Water; Wind; Solar; Nuclear; or Coal?
  399. The African evergreen Rooibos (red bush plant is used for making: Rum; Tea; Canoes; or Horses jump better?
  400. What isotope does radiocarbon dating use (element-isotope number?
  401. Meaning 'complete view', from Greek 'all-see', what BBC series (at 2014 is the world's longest-running public affairs TV show?
  402. What number on physical square keypads (e.g., non-touch-screen phones generally has a raised dot or dash to help with impaired vision or in darkness: 3; 4; 5; or 6?
  403. Name the earliest (post-gamete developmental stage of the human embryo: Zygote; Sperm; Ovum; or Gametocyte?
  404. A silkworm/moth's (what? is used to make silk: Wings; Web; Cocoon; or Droppings?
  405. Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV is better known as: Hunchback; Clubfoot; Cleft palate; or Ingrowing toenail?
  406. What country has the internet top level domain (TLD suffix .za?
  407. In physics the effect of the largest granules rising to the top of an agitated container of mixed granules is popularly called the (what? effect: Coal truck; Brazil nut; Toffee penny; or Handbag?
  408. Adobe's computer file format PDF stands for '(What? Document Format': Portable; Perfect; Printable; or Parent?
  409. The meteorological terms 'veering' and 'backing' refer to winds changing direction in what ways (two answers required?
  410. Someone of stubbornly set ways is said to be 'Dyed in the (What?': Wool; Cotton; Silk; or Hair?
  411. Assassinated in Broadway, Manhattan, NYC, Malcolm X (Malcolm Little, 1925-65 was a famous Afro-American: Singer; Businessman; Human rights activist; or Footballer?
  412. Scottish physicist James Dewar (1842-1923 lost a legal case to which German company for the rights to his invention of what, (named eponymously and alternatively after both claimants - two answer required, the German company and the product?
  413. To very quickly dismiss someone's request or suggestion is to give him/her 'Short (What?': Lift; Drift; Shift; or Shrift?
  414. Elohim (also El Shaddai and El Elyon and Krishna, are Hebrew-Christian/Hindu for: Life; Death; God; or Soul?
  415. What term refers to the (typically prehistoric method of attaching a sharp stone or bone, etc., to a stick or strap to make a tool or weapon: Hafting; Shafting; Grafting; Crafting; or Rafting?
  416. A sudden life-changing revelation, derived from St Paul's (Saul's biblical mid-journey vision of God, is called the Road to (Where?: Bethlehem; Jerusalem; Damascus; or Ruin?
  417. What universal building block is defined (early 21stC as "...having isotopes with a lifetime longer than the 10−14 seconds it takes the nucleus to form an electronic cloud..." : Gas; Electricity; An element; or Light?
  418. The Law of the Instrument' referring to having just one 'tool' (i.e., approach or method and so treating every situation the same is known popularly as 'Maslow's (what'?
  419. To undertake a task or consume something fully and completely (when there might seem an option not to is called 'Going the whole (What?: Horse; Hog; Hippo; or Herring?
  420. Re-order these territories - earliest to last - in terms of European colonialization (14th-19th centuries: Asia, Africa,The Americas?
  421. The beat of what aptly titled 1970s disco hit is suggested by the British Heart Foundation (and others as an ideal CPR rhythm?
  422. To celebrate extravagantly (usually loudly and drunkenly in town/city bars, clubs, etc., is called to 'Paint the town (What?': Black; Blue; Red; or Gold?
  423. How many four-letter country names contain three dotted letters (i and j: None; One; Five or or Twelve?
  424. The famous BBC Greenwich Meantime hourly signal 'pips' are closest to which musical note (according to ISO 16?
  425. The world is said to be one's/your (What? when it offers exciting potential: Chariot; Treasure-chest; Oyster; or Rainbow?
  426. Evaporation is the process in which a (What? becomes a (What? (two answers required: Liquid; Solid; Gaseous substance; or Plasma?
  427. Tetrachloroethylene is better known as (its most common form: Dry-cleaning fluid; Vehicle brake fluid; Correction fluid; or Fluid on the knee?
  428. To commit to a difficult decision/action is to 'Bite the (what?: Bottle; Bullet; Bacon; or Beaver?
  429. Zhōngguó (meaning 'central nation-state' is the official name of: Japan; China; India; or Mexico?
  430. Squidgygate' referred in the popular press to controversy surrounding illicitly recorded and leaked conversations between which two people (two answers required?
  431. When something is more elaborately produced than necessary this is said to be '(What? the (What?: Over-egging the Pudding; Over-heating the pie; Over-spicing the curry; or Over-yeasting the bread?
  432. The popular recently Anglicized Danish/Norwegian word 'hygge' (pronounced roughly 'hew-gha' refers to a broad notion of: Love; Comfort; Dancing; or Extreme sports?
  433. Which one of these characters is (at 2012 represented by the three tallest statues in the world: Buddha; Christ; Woman (holding sword or something else; or A Political Leader?
  434. An eccentric or crazy person is informally referred to as having '(What? in the belfry': Bats; Rats; Cats; or Woodworm?
  435. Dale Carnegie's 1936 best-selling book about business and life is called "How to (What? and Influence People": Make Money; Be Happy; Win Friends; or Bake Cakes?
  436. What Florentine character was chosen (ironically, in light of 2012 doping scandals as official mascot for the 2013 World Road Cycling Championships?
  437. When having to answer to others for a personal failing, or receiving a punishment, this is called 'Facing the (What?': Headmaster; Music; Gallows; or Grandparents?
  438. In November 2016 at Bray Lake, UK, Simon Berry set a world record of 240'10" (74m for the highest: Water-ski jump; Pebble skim bounce; Fishing rod line cast; or Bungee biscuit-tea dunk?
  439. What mythical god has a hammer called Miolnir (or Mjölnir, or other variants?
  440. A warning to behave well and use careful polite language is to 'Mind your (Whats? and (Whats?': Bs; Gs; Ps; Qs; Ts; or Vs?
  441. The German term 'Struw-Welpeter' (Shock-Headed Peter refers to: Surprise; Headache; ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy; or Uncombable frizzy hair?
  442. In 1515 the Court of Aldermen of the City of London established what trade as top (based on economic/political power of an enduring list of livery companies: Mercers; Goldsmiths; Drapers; or Vintners?
  443. The (which pairing of these? is a metaphor for nature's reproductive behaviour/behavior, especially human: Bees; Cats; Rabbits; Birds; or Mice?
  444. (What? emerged in 2016 from (What? with massive success, as a flagship for Amazon Prime (two answers required: Sex in the City; Cheers; Grand Tour; Big Brother; Top Gear; Fox News; MASH?
  445. The Poise (pronounced 'pwahz', it's French is a unit of measuring: Viscosity; Purity; Sweetness; or Stillness?
  446. VK (VKontakte, QZone, Orkut, and XING are (at 2014 international competitors of: Walmart; Santander; Facebook; or Manchester United?
  447. Lapis Lazuli is a vivid (What? (What? (two answers required: Blue; Red; Yellow; Butterfly; Gemstone; or Sunset?
  448. The Ottoman Empire (1299-1922 is otherwise defined as the empire of what modern nationality?
  449. What famous abbreviated invention did author (of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams mock for taking longer to say than what the abbreviation stands for?
  450. Cuban nationalist leader Fidel Castro (1926-2016 was a: Social-Democrat; Conservative-Capitalist; Marxist-Leninist; or Buddhist-Environmentalist?
  451. What does the 'S' stand for in the SM intellectual property mark (for example℠ used in the US and many other countries?
  452. Which city in Brazil has (early-2000s the longest beach garden in the world, the busiest container port in Latin America, and Pele's football club?
  453. Trinidad is how far from where (two answers required: 11km; 110km; 1100km; Egypt; Venezuela; or Florida?
  454. (Up to what degree of Neanderthal DNA is found in modern non-African people: 0.01%; 0.1%; 1%; or 4%?
  455. The region of Baltistan (also called Baltiyul in the Karakoram mountains, south of K2, the world's second highest mountain, is in: Pakistan; India; Russia; or China?
  456. A griffin or gryphon is a mythical hybrid 'king of the beasts' respectively of (top and bottom, two answers required: Eagle; Dragon; Man; Lion; or Elephant?
  457. The 1930 Revolution of which country (the largest lusophone nation in the world replaced Washington Luis with Getulio Vargas as President?
  458. The Christian bacronym word Ichthus (Iesous Christos, Theou Uios Soter - Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour primarily refers to the religious symbol of a: Loaf of bread; Donkey; Fish; or Jug of wine?
  459. Roaching or hogging (US/UK refer to removal of (What? from (What?: Skin; Fish; Mane; Horse; Water; Banana?
  460. What is India's smallest state (by area?
  461. The Koa tree (Acacia Koa is native and popular in which island group: Hawaii; Philippines; Fiji; or Canaries?
  462. Scientifically the most popular 'feel-good' hit songs (eg Don't Stop Me Now and I Will Survive tend to have (two answers required: Major key; Minor key; c.150BPM; c.88BPM; or Saxophones?
  463. Largely Indian-owned corporation ArclelorMittal (a merger/acquisition of the two names by the latter is the world's biggest producer of: Steel; Paper; Rubber; or Honey?
  464. (What creature? Day' is celebrated in the US on 2 Feb 2014, whose traditions pre-date the so-named film by at least 150 years?
  465. Pinyin (meaning 'spelled sounds' is the official 'westernized' language of: Fiji; China; Mexico; or Klingon (Star Trek?
  466. Tribology, the science of one surface sliding/moving against another (as in mechanical moving parts, involves what three principles or elemental aspects?
  467. Clarence Darrow (1857-1938, fictionalized by Tracey, Spacey, and Fonda among others, was a famous American libertarian and: Artist; Lawyer; Footballer; or President?
  468. Romanization' and 'Latinization' refer to the conversion of (What? to a 'western' system: Dance; Language and alphabet; Horse-riding; or Cooking?
  469. (What? integration' refers to a corporation acquiring or otherwise taking control of connecting activity/ies in a supply chain: Horizontal; Parallel; Cellular; or Vertical?
  470. The earliest known fragment of Earth's crust (at 2014, a Zircon crystal from Western Australia is how many years old: 4m; 44m; 440m; or 4bn?
  471. A 'pure finder' was an 1800s leather tanning industry worker who collected (What? from city streets: Dead leaves; Cigarette butts; Sand and grit; or Dog poo (faeces/feces?
  472. What letter and colour/color denote the national motorway network roads/signs of Germany's Bundesautobahnen (BAB 'federal expressways' (two answers required?
  473. A Molotov cocktail (homemade petrol bomb is named after a: Romanian dance; Russian statesman; German oil company; or Bulgarian wine?
  474. The words 'ute' (Australia/NZ and 'bakkie' (South Africa mean: Foreigner; Pick-up truck; Cigarette; or Two people on one bicycle?
  475. The famous Castilian military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (1043-99 is better known by what name?
  476. Famous for 'Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung', Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860 was a German: Chemist; Composer; Philosopher; or Footballer?
  477. A Conestoga is a heavy 1700-1800s (What? used by Eastern US pioneers: Shotgun; Wagon; Building sand; or Flour?
  478. PSV (Polished Stone Value is a technical measurement term used by: Jewellers; Architects; Archaeologists; or Roadbuilders?
  479. In team ball games such as football, a pass to a team-mate which invites an immediate hard tackle on the receiver by an opponent is called a '(What? pass': Funeral; Graveyard; Hospital; or Prison?
  480. In Victorian England a 'pure finder' was a street collector of (What? for the leather tanning industry: Rain water; Rotten vegetables; Broken glass; or Dog poo?
  481. A440 refers to the international standard (ISO 16 for what: Musical tuning pitch; Food/drink sweetness; Safety match striking friction; or Pneumatic tyre pressure?
  482. A sequin originally (in Arabic, sikka, and later Italian zecca referred to the production of: Coins; Buttons; Armour; or Cymbals?
  483. Sonar (originally an acronym commonly refers to detection using: Light; Sound; X-Ray; or Nuclear fission?
  484. The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS was founded in 1991 as a 'successor entity' to what?
  485. The word dessert, a sweet pudding, derives from French (desservir meaning to: Eat; Drink; Clear the table; or Wash the dishes?
  486. Ganbei' ('empty your glass' is which nation's equivalent to 'Cheers': Germany; Denmark; China; or Australia?
  487. Motion Pictures Experts Group Format I (or II, Audio Layer III' is better known as what three-characters?
  488. Gharara and kameez are a common combination of (What? in the Indian sub-continent: Clothing; Spices; Prayer/chant; or Song/dance?
  489. The modern investment scam, outlawed in many countries, encouraging very fast all-or-nothing stock movement gambles is called (What? Options Trading: Single; Binary; Tertiary; or Multiple?
  490. Name the famous French anti-ship missile, produced 1967 to date (2012, meaning 'flying fish'?
  491. Globally popular, made from sugarcane, Brazil's cachaça (also called aguardente, pinga, and caninhais is: Spirit drink; Chewing gum; Hair shampoo; or Pipe tobacco?
  492. The founding/owning family of the eponymous DC Comics publishers (eg The Beano is: Johnson; Davidson; Thomson; or Dennison?
  493. William the Conqueror (William I of England, 1027/8-87, reigned 1066-87 was also known unflatteringly as 'William the (What': Dwarf; Hunchback; Bald; or Bastard?
  494. Yuma in Arizona is considered the world's most (what? place: Humid; Hot; Dry; or Sunny?
  495. The Sci-Fi device for attracting one object to another, typically in space, (and actually created microscopically in the 2010s is called a (What? beam: Projector; Tractor; Pulsar; or Laser?
  496. The (now largely obsolete proofreading mark of a horizontal line above and below a passage of text gives instruction to correct: Spelling; Grammar; Horizontal alignment; or Spacing?
  497. The famous 'Tu-whit; Tu-whoo' call of the Eurasian Tawny/Brown Owl of is made by: Males only; Females only; Both; or Female (Tu-whit then Male (Tu-Whoo?
  498. The 12-14th century European order of powerful wealthy men, which developed from Christian pilgrimage is the "(What? Templar": Barons; Lords; Knights; or Monks?
  499. The US governmental budget crisis at the end of 2012 was referred to as the 'Fiscal (what geological term?': Rift; Cliff; Fault; or Spur?
  500. The Weber and Tesla (standard international measurement units apply to: Magnetism; Sound; Rigidity; or Sweetness?
  501. Popular in Japan for 2000 years until about 1870, Ohaguro is the practice of people painting their (What? black: Hair; Fingernails; Feet; or Teeth?
  502. The virtual educational acronym/concept MOOC stands for 'Massive Open... (what two words'?
  503. Yahrzeit is a (what? in Jewish culture: Minced meat; Ball-game played with the knees; Wet summer; or Anniversay?
  504. The famous early-1900s blues singer and 12-string guitarist is '(What? Belly': Pork; Fat; Pot; or Lead?
  505. Antipasto (plural antipasti refers to what part of an Italian lunch/dinner: Before the meal; After the meal; Pasta sauce; or Sparkling wine?
  506. Which of these football games has the longest maximum pitch dimensions: American, Rugby Union, Association (Soccer, or Australian?
  507. The US term 'goober, (from 'nguba' of Kikongo African slave language means a: Warm beer; Thankless task; Peanut; or Cheerleader accident?
  508. What two-colour/color pencil is traditionally used by editors of written/text copy (word-based material for publication?
  509. What religion is represented by the 'Om' symbol (ॐ and bigger below?
  510. Dutch-born Colonel Tom Parker (born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk, 1909-97 controversially managed/exploited: Vincent van Gogh; Pele; Abba; or Elvis Presley?
  511. Spell the word: Irepairable; Irreparable; Irrepairable; Irreperable (meaning cannot be fixed?
  512. The world's largest working waterwheel, the Lady Isabella (also known as the Laxey Wheel, is on which island, known in its national language as Ellan Vannin?
  513. Categorize each of these as technically (botanically either fruit or vegetable: Rhubarb; Avocado; Cucumber; Tomato; Pumpkin?
  514. Mariachi is a style of Mexican 'street (what?': Cooking; Music; Fighting; or Flower-borders?
  515. What is the name of the ship of (1960s UK TV cartoon pirate Captain Pugwash: Red Dog; Blue Moon; Silver Sparrow; or Black Pig?
  516. Used for jewellery, and mainly in automotive catalytic converters, the most expensive metal of modern times (reaching $10,000/oz in 2008 is: Gold; Platinum; Rhodium; or Zinc?
  517. What's the world's oldest amateur rowing club (now at Henley-on Thames, UK named after the Greek mythological lover of the priestess Hero, who drowned swimming the Hellespont to visit her?
  518. In the British honours system where a man is made a Knight (i.e., becomes 'Sir...' what is the female equivalent?
  519. In 1963 the owner of the Washington Post, Philip Graham, described (What? as "...the first rough draft of history that will never be completed about a world we can never understand..." : The World Wide Web; The United Nations; The Holy Bible; or Newspapers?
  520. What traditional item of apparel (silk, cotton, or paper, used by hand, is named after an old French word for a head covering?
  521. South African Ron Hickman, (1932-11, designer of classic Lotus cars including the Elan and Europa, also designed what multi-million-selling DIY gadget?
  522. Antonio Guterrez headed which two of the following (1995-2002, and 2017- : The EU; Portugal; The United Nations; FIFA; or Canada?
  523. The word scrutiny derives (early 15th century from Latin 'scruta', a 'mixed uncertain lot of (what?': Trash/old things; Legal papers; Gold/jewels; or People?
  524. Given that a leap year (when February has 29 not 28 days happens every four years, how long actually does it take the Earth to orbit the sun (it's not 365 days exactly - it's 365 days and how many hours, to the closest hour?
  525. The famous royal photographer Anthony Armstrong Jones (1930-2017 is better known as Lord: Byron; Haw-Haw; Snooty; or Snowdon?
  526. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP is used in what field: Medicine; Geology; Engineering; or Archaeology?
  527. English cartoon character John Bull was provided with a sister called Peg (by creator Dr John Arbuthnott, representing which country of Great Britain?
  528. The Centre Block (French: Édifice du Centre is the main parliamentary building of: Canada; France; Switzerland; or Argentina?
  529. The term 'chamois' (informally 'shammy', soft leather for cleaning/wiping/gloves/etc, is named after, and originally made from what sort of creature: Pig/boar; Mountain goat/antelope; River eel; or Cow?
  530. What does the Latin phrase 'Vox populi' (shortened often in media to vox pop translate to in English?
  531. Gala pie, a variation of traditional British pork pie, includes a (typically long hard boiled: Carrot; Banana; Egg; or Eel?
  532. The historic (at 2012, three-branch-line San Francisco cable car system comprises how many actual cables in total: Four; Forty; Four hundred; or Four thousand?
  533. In global warming science, what does ODP (a measurement of environmental damage caused by a chemical stand for?
  534. An autoclave typically uses (What? for (What purpose?: Human breath; Sunlight; Pressurized steam; Sterilization; Music amplification; or Plant cultivation?
  535. Daniel Hooper, a famous British protestor, is better known by what nickname, earned during his (literally underground resistance to the Newbury bypass in 1996?
  536. The mummified ancient man, thought killed by an arrow 5,300 years ago, is known as '(who?.. the Iceman' ?
  537. The emblem of four arrowhead 'V' shapes joined at their points is known as a (What? cross: Celtic; Iron; St George's; or Maltese?
  538. What model number Boeing plane is called the Dreamliner (after being renamed in 2005?
  539. The Tinikling, a dance using bamboo poles, is the (or a main national dance of which 7,000-island nation?
  540. After typhoon Nock-ten/Nina (25 Dec 2016, which nation's President Rodgrigo Duterte reportedly threatened to throw corrupt officials out of a helicopter: Malta; Mexico; The Philippines; or Spain?
  541. Frettabladid is (early 2000s the leading newspaper of which island nation?
  542. The Hallé Orchestra, named after its Anglo-German founder (born Karl Halle is based in which city?
  543. The biggest grossing musical movie ever (at 2016 is: West Side Story; Grease; The Sound of Music; or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?
  544. ENSA referred to what type of support (bonus point, name the organization? for British armed forces during the 2nd World War?
  545. A stimpmeter measures the speed of a ball over what surface: Golf putting green; Football (soccer pitch; Cricket outfield; or Pinball table?
  546. The BBC stopped using (What? in 2006, a main feature of its TV broadcast branding since 1953: Sea; Globe; Transmission tower; or Big Ben?
  547. An adult oyster can filter (up to what volume of water per day: Two pints; Ten pints; Ten litres; or Fifty gallons?
  548. The Japanese musical instrument the shamisen (or samisen or sangen has traditionally how many strings (the answer, in Japanese and the earlier Chinese, is in the name: One; Three; Twelve; or Twenty-four?
  549. Which two of these are not among the 'Seven Deadly Sins' (derived from Christian tradition: Pride; Greed; Lust; Envy; Dishonesty; Gluttony; Wrath (anger; Sloth; or Wastage?
  550. Name the form of carbon considered (early 2000s the strongest material ever, which having a thickness of one atom has just two dimensions?
  551. The poems (English titles The Prisoner of the Caucasus (1821, The Bronze Horseman (1833 and the play Boris Godunov (published 1831 were written by which Russian writer: Nabokov; Dostoyevsky; Pushkin; or Solzhenitsyn?
  552. On a conventionally tuned guitar, fretting 4th (D and 5th (A strings at the 2nd fret makes the chord: A minor; B; C; or E minor?
  553. A burning truckload of 'brunost' - brown (what? - caused a 5-day fire in a Norwegian road tunnel in Jan 2013: Diesel; Sugar; Bread; or Cheese?
  554. Name the UK's greatest Paralympic medal winner (as at 2011?
  555. Referring to its main source, the infectious disease psittacosis is better known as (What? fever: Lion; Dog; Cat; or Parrot?
  556. The 'Mohorovicic discontinuity' (commonly 'Moho' is a boundary between: Weather systems; Earth layers; Chemical solutions; or Beer and froth?
  557. The word quibble is said (by the OED and other sources to have originated probably as a term in what type of professional documents?
  558. British businesswoman/philanthropist Rachael Heyhoe-Flint (1939-2017 was initially a pioneering: Brain surgeon; Astronaut; Cricketer; or Mathematician?
  559. (When discovered Jan 2013 the largest known structure in the universe - a large quasar group named 'Huge-LQG' - would take how many years to cross if travelling at the speed of light: 23; 400; 1 million; or 4 billion?
  560. Olympic cycling (as at 2012 is divided into what four sections?
  561. Spell the word (meaning worn-out/ruined: Decrepid; Decreped; Dicrepped; or Decrepit?
  562. What are generally defined as 'the four big cats', and the only ones to roar (one point for three - bonus point for all four?
  563. Recep Tayyip Erdogan took office in 2003 (2011 serves still as prime minister of which country, connecting Europe and Asia?
  564. Which one of these is not a joint record-holder for the most (14 Oscar nominations: La La Land; Titanic; All About Eve; or Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?
  565. Roughly what is the distance in miles (or km from the Earth's surface to its centre/center?
  566. What do the following abbreviations stand for on a British Ordnance Survey map (clues in brackets: BS (queue; Cvt (pray; SB (rail; TG (pay?
  567. (At early 21st C Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Bentley are part of which parent corporation: General Motors; Ford; Volkswagen; or Toyota?
  568. London's Savoy Hotel entrance roundabout provided the 25ft (8m basis for a standard UK: Mini-roundabout; Black Cab turning-circle; Bus length; or Helipad?
  569. The Sager House (previously The Sager Palace, and called locally Sagerska Huset is the official residence of the Prime Minister of which European country?
  570. The 2017 Australian Open Tennis Championship was the first of the 'open' era (since 1968 in which men's and women's singles finalists were all: American; Over 30; Over 6ft2ins; or Left-handed?
  571. (Before Jurassic Park the word raptor technically refers to what sort of carnivorous creature: Lion; Dragon; Snake; or Bird?
  572. 2 inches x 5 inches (52x37mm are the dimensions of which paper size: A1; A6; A7; or A9?
  573. Hugo Chavez (1954-2013 was a (What? leader of (Where?: Socialist; Conservative; Buddhist; Venezuela; Cuba; or Spain?
  574. The Republic of Upper Volta was renamed what (two-words in 1984, meaning respectively 'men of integrity' and 'fatherland' in its two native languages?
  575. Founded in the 1930s, what iconic cigarette-lighter brand diversified into other products (notably cologne and clothes for the first time over 70 years later?
  576. Findern Primary School, Derbyshire, introduced (What? in 2017, a UK first: Elderly mentors; Pets; Cellphone ban; or Carpet-slippers?
  577. In physics, the elementary exchange particles ('gauge bosons' between quarks are called: Gluons; Addons; Stickons; or Clingons?
  578. What UK-based organisation is (at 2011 the world's largest insurance market?
  579. English King Henry I (1068-1135 reportedly introduced a standard for (What? using his nose and thumb: Longbow; Handkerchief; Snuff; or Yard?
  580. The six soft alkali metals (lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium, and francium react with water to produce what gas?
  581. Where mega means a million (106 what commonly used prefix means a millionth (10-6?
  582. The famous saying about power and money is "He who (What? the (What? calls the tune": Primes; Pays; Pumps; Bellows; Piper; or Banks?
  583. What capital city is phonetically (sounds the same as a traditional open-roofed Moroccan house and means 'the gardens/garden'?
  584. The Latin prefix 'dino' (as in dinosaur means: Giant; Terrible; Noisy; or Old?
  585. Hydroponics is the production of (What? without (What?: Light; Eggs; Plants; Soil; Water; Heat; or Babies?
  586. According to the Holy Bible (Luke 2:21 Jesus was circumcized: At birth; Eight days old; Age eight; or Never?
  587. Approximately how much Francium (the rarest metal on the planet exists on Earth: 1000 tonnes; 10 tonnes; 50 kilos; or less than an ounce?
  588. In 1926 Eamon de Valera founded the political party Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny in: France; Portugal; Ireland; or Russia?
  589. How many points are on Twitter's 2012-introduced tweeting flying bird logo (wings, tail and beak?
  590. Macau, Monaco and Singapore have the world's most (What?: Dense populations; Rainfall; Prisoners; or Sherry drinkers?
  591. According to fiction, Ignatia Wildsmith (1227-1320 invented (What? enabling transit/communications via fireplaces: Feather dust; Fire styx; Broad skyband; or Floo powder?
  592. The geographical terms motu (Polynesia, skerry (Ireland, Scotland, holme (Scandinavia, and cay (tropical Pacific/Atlantic/Indian oceans each refers to a small: Waterfall; Lake; Inlet; or Island?
  593. The Arabic word 'al' (AL roughly translates in English to mean: Go; The; Me; or You?
  594. France gave (What? to (Where? in 1886 as a centenary gift: The Statue of Liberty; Napoleon's sword; Nelson's Column; London; USA; or Australia?
  595. Italian Jacopo Peri (1561-1633 is regarded as the inventor of: Ice-cream; Pizza; Sparkling Water; or Opera?
  596. On a standard English QWERTY keyboard the % (percent sign is above the number: 2; 5; 7; or 0?
  597. Igaluk (moon, Nanook (bears, and Nerrivik (sea/food provider are mythological dieties/spirits of what mythology: Roman; Greek; Inuit; or Belgian?
  598. Charles Stent practised what surgery, for which he invented his eponymous technique: Dental; Heart; Orthopedic (bone/skeletal; or Tree?
  599. Rolls Royce famously makes (What? for the aircraft industry: Fuselages; Engines; Electronics; or Leather seats?
  600. Fairy rings' (dark circles of grass in a field or lawn are caused by: Moles; Mushrooms; Rotted treestumps; or Nobody knows?
  601. London's Wembley Arena (next to Wembley Stadium was built in 1934 as what sort of sporting facility, reflected in what original name (two answers required?
  602. An anaesthetist (US anesthesiologist is a type of: Atomic scientist; Astronomer; Medical doctor; or Sheet metal-worker?
  603. A popular old joke format entails the protagonist(s being given (How many?
  604. The nickname of 9th century Islamic mathematician Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa ('al-Kwarizmi' - the man of Kwarizm is the etymological source of what computing term?
  605. The word pyjamas (US pajamas originated from: JM Barrie's Peter Pan; Bengali/Persian 'leg garment'; Slang for 'prison jacket'; or Biblical clothes worn by desciples of Jesus?
  606. Futuristic children's author Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919 created: Willy Wonka; The Wizard of Oz; The Hobbit; or Ghostbusters?
  607. Bakalva and börek (Turkey/central Asia, birnbrot (Switzerland, bear claw (USA, and briouat (Morocco are types of what?
  608. The saying which alludes to a character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to the intoxicating effects of a trade glue is 'Mad as a (What?': Carpenter; Hatter; Tailor; or Dentist?
  609. HC Andersen's Tommelise originated (Where? in 1835 and became (What? in England in 1846: India; USA; Denmark; Ikea; Mercedes; or Thumbelina?
  610. What is the formal (systematic chemical name for the alcohol in intoxicating drink: Methanol; Ethanol; Propan; or Methylbutan?
  611. When an entity/person disposes of significant assets, perhaps unwisely, to raise money, this is called 'Selling off the family (What?: Treasure; Silver; Jewells; or Children?
  612. A kibbutz (Hebrew literally 'gathering' traditionally refers to a small community (What? in Israel: Wedding; Funeral; Farm; or Gymnasium?
  613. The volume of (soccer football (regulation adult 70cm circumference is approximately how many litres: 5; 7; 6; or 8?
  614. Paper thickness is generally measured/shown as GSM (e.g., 80, 90, etc, standing for what?
  615. Shinshu/Koshu/Genshu refer respectively to current-year/matured/strong Japanese: Whisky; Beer; Sake (rice wine; or Cheese?
  616. A safe reliable business agreement or position is said to be (what?-bottomed: Gold; Copper; Brass; or Lead?
  617. The inventor/first trapeze artist (Paris 1859 who also originated the eponymously named clothing was Jules: Dungaree; Leotard; Tutu; or Nylon?
  618. Match these four technologies to their respective parts of a bicycle: Derailleur; Presta; Nipple; Gusset (match with Valves; Frame; Gears; Spoke-fixings?
  619. Béchamel, Espagnole, Velouté, Hollandaise, Tomate are the five 'mother (what?' of classical French cuisine?
  620. Shakespeare's romantic tragedy written c1598 is called 'Much Ado about (What?': Something; Nothing; Everything; or Anything?
  621. Typically urban, 'Parkour' is (now recognised officially in the UK as a: Religion; Sport; African republic; or Children's texting language?
  622. Andersen Consulting was renamed (2001 and became which vast global B2Bcorporation?
  623. On a QWERTY keyboard the backslash (\ shares the key with the: Colon; Asterisk; Hash; or Vertical bar?
  624. Spell the word (meaning a pause: Hiaetos; Hiatus; Hiaitas; or Hyatas?
  625. Name the social influence theory defined/popularized by US professor of economics/behavioral science Richard Thaler in his 2008 book: "(What? - Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness" ?
  626. What regal name is capital of Seychelles, and British Columbia (Canada, and is an Australian state?
  627. Iron, St George's, Ankh (Egyptian, Coptic, and Celtic are types of: Canal barges; Smoking pipes; Crosses; or Boiler-making rivets?
  628. Baniku (Japan, Rosswurst (Germany, and Gustafskorv (Sweden are foods made from what?
  629. The saying to have one's "head in the sand" (meaning deny a threat exists refers to the mythical antics of the: Elephant; Ostrich; Snake; or Meerkat?
  630. The streets of 1880s London were polluted by c.500 tons of (What? every day: Cigarette-ends; Old newspapers; Horse dung; or Chewing gum?
  631. The 1960s abbreviations 'STD' and 'DDD' referred (UK and US respectively to what aspects of telephone dialling: Long-distance and Direct; Local and Free; Emergency and Free; or Push-button and Digital?
  632. The 404 telephone dialling area code belongs to: Atlanta (Georgia USA; London; The Moon; or Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
  633. The Tennis Championships 'open' era (beginning 1968 refers to (What? players being allowed to compete in Grand Slams and the Davis Cup: Amateur; Professional; Female; or Left-handed?
  634. The 'steg' in stegosaurus refers to its: Covering (of armoured plates; Slowness; Two-brains; or Stripes?
  635. Weimaraner ('vymaraana' pointer/gun dogs are typically distinctively: Spotted; Striped; Grey/gray; or Hairless?
  636. A porter is a traditional style of: Sea shanty (maritime song; Executive briefcase; Seaside holiday; or Dark strong beer?
  637. Poached eggs on muffins with hollandaise sauce, and ham or bacon are popularly called 'eggs (What?'?
  638. A scimitar (pronounced 'simmitar' is a: Shooting star; Sea turtle; Curved sword; or Indian stringed instrument?
  639. Axilla (alternatively 'Oxter' technically refer to a: Divorce; Temper-tantrum; Cat-dog hyrid; or Human armpit?
  640. Whose famous old Brown Ale (still made was first brewed in Whitechapel, London, in 1902: Fuller's; Young's; Charrington's; or Mann's?
  641. EMG (Electromyography, CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography, and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging, are technologies for: Weather forecasting; Internet security; Human body scans; or DNA crime-profiling?
  642. The metaphor referring to strong avoidance is, "I wouldn't touch it with a (What? pole": Tent; Barge; Punt; or North?
  643. The handtool which may be struck or bowed as a musical instrument is a 'singing (what'?
  644. In 1852 American Elisha Graves Otis produced the first successful (eponymously branded safety: Crash helmet; Seat-belt; Elevator; or Pin?
  645. American Condé Montrose Nast (1873-1942 founded a major eponymous (What? company: Supermarket; Publishing; Gold-mining; or Dance?
  646. What word technically refers to a micro-organism which produces benefits for a host organism (for example human consumption of certain yogurts?
  647. The Japanese 'chūkanabe' (Chinese pot is known popularly in Western/Chinese culture as a: Karai; Wok; Skillet; or Tagine?
  648. The Auroch is the ancient extinct (since 1627 in Poland wild ancestor of domestic: Cats; Dogs; Cattle; or Budgerigars?
  649. What was the first element discovered in space (actually at the Sun?
  650. The unstressed vowel sound 'uh' usually represented by 'a' or 'e' (in 'ago', and 'a cat' or 'open' is called a: Waa; Aha; Phwoar; or Schwa?
  651. Emerging early 1900s from rejection of capitalist logic, Dadaism (or Dada is an: Economic theory; Art  movement; Global currency and language; or Dog-worshipping religion?
  652. The famously gruelling c.1,100mile (1,800km Iditarod Trial Dog Sled Race is run annually each March where: North/South Poles; Chile; Finland; or Alaska?
  653. According to the rainbow/light spectrum mnemonic (memory aid, Richard Of York Gave (What? In Vain: Silver; Battle; Thanks; or Kisses?
  654. What word prefixes: 'over', 'trap', 'sheet', and 'sch' (lastly to make a geological layered deposit: Fly; Man; Turn; or Dust?
  655. The prefix 'neo' (neocon, Neolithic, neo-Nazi, neonatal, etc means: New; Old; Nearly; or Extreme?
  656. A staggered junction or golf hole (basically 'ahead-sideways-ahead' is called a '(What?-Leg': Cat; Dog; Frog; or Broken?
  657. Named after its designer, a Satoshi is 0.00000001 (a hundred-millionth of a: US Dollar; Japanese Yen; Euro; or Bitcoin?
  658. Przewalski's (what? is the once extinct (in the wild, Mongolia now reintroduced and only true wild: Horse; Cow; Pig; or Turkey?
  659. Formed 1950 and dissolved 1990, the Stasi was the secret police of: USSR (Soviet Union; East Germany; Australia; or Scotland?
  660. Which two of of these are not common 'Franglais' (English adopted into French language: Le weekend; Le jogging; Le shopping; L'underwear; Les carpet slippers; or Les baked beans?
  661. The flammable intoxicating compound Hydroxyethane (C2H6O is better known as what chemical?
  662. Englishman Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, (1716-83 is a globally famous: Landscape/garden architect; Boxer; Genetic scientist; or IQ test developer?
  663. The biblical metaphor referring to something that covers or obscures a problem is a (What? leaf: Clover; Oak; Fig; or Tea?
  664. In the award-winning 1958 war film Ice Cold In Alex, what is 'Ice Cold' and what is 'Alex' (two answers required?
  665. The most common material used in lightning protection is (What? and its alloys: Copper; Silver; Gold; or Lead?
  666. Russian-American Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972 eponymously and famously invented: Synthetic diamonds; Circus entertainment; Helicopters; or Ice-hockey?
  667. What is the common alternative US term for a (UK 'estate agent'?
  668. The first most popular book of seven from CS Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-56 is The Lion, The Witch and the: Table; Armchair; Bed; or Wardrobe?
  669. Considered the finest maker in history, Italian Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737 produced how many what: 12; 960; 14,000; Penny-farthing bicycles; Violins; or Fountain pens?
  670. What clothing decoration took its name from Italian 'zecchino' and 'zecca' (= mint, and Arabic 'sikka' (= 'a die for coining'?
  671. A spoken error, considered perhaps more truthful than the intended word(s, is called a '(What? slip': Jungian; Freudian; Dickensian; or Shakespearian?
  672. When an employer instructs a departing employee to serve his/her paid notice period not working this is called "(What? Leave": Decorating; Gardening; Golfing; or Car-washing?
  673. Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2 is one of several different forms of what commonly named chemical agent?
  674. Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, author of 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'Green Eggs and Ham', is most famous in what literary genre: Crime/thrillers; Chick lit; Horror; or Children's?
  675. The Easterlin Paradox (after US economist Richard Easterlin argues that (What? does not increase with wealth: Health; Happiness; Life expectancy; or Intelligence?
  676. What term is given in the science of perception (used for example in road safety distance gauging for the expansion of size of an image/object indicating speed and movement towards the observer?
  677. Roughly what is the volume of a ball 10 inches wide (in cubic inches: 105; 162; 524; or 2,500?
  678. Kimberlite (named after Kimberley SA is an igneous rock mined because it contains: Potassium; Gold; Diamonds; or Salt?
  679. What volatile metallic element forms the nitrate compound Sr(NO32 commonly used in red fireworks?
  680. Ptolemy (AD100-170, Roman/Egyptian, was a famous: Writer; Battle; City; or Flood?
  681. What, worn by skiiers, motorcyclists, stage-performers, artillerymen, etc., has standards for NRR, SNR and dB(A: Helmets; Earplugs; Barrier-cream; or Underwear?
  682. How long (kilometres/miles was the Berlin Wall: 4/2½; 8/5; 28/17½; or 140/87?
  683. The central financial City of London is known as the (What? Mile: Money; Murder; Square; or Crooked?
  684. The demographic acronym popularised (UK 2016 referring to families living at subsistence level is: RELISH; SAUCE; JAM; or GRAVY?
  685. What item of apparel metaphorically (with colour prefix, usually black or white refers informally to an internet hacker: Hat; Coat; Cape; or Cap?
  686. Insert the missing term in this reducing metric prefix sequence: Centi, Milli, Micro, (What?, Pico, Femto: Nano; Mega; Kilo; or Giga?
  687. What creature is thought named from Australian Aboriginal, meaning (leading to 'good food': Wombat; Koala; Budgerigar; or Kangaroo?
  688. Founded as Thames Ironworks FC in 1895, which football club (later renamed will occupy the London Olympic Stadium from 2016 (a clue is in club nickname and badge?
  689. The Latin terms '(summa/magna cum laude' refer to levels of distinction for: Academic degrees; N American driving licences; Champagne quality; or Cheese curing certification?
  690. The original short term for the EU (European Union was: EIC; EUC; EEC; or NATO?
  691. RB211, Trent, Tay, and Spey, are what, all manufactured by which corporation (two answers required?
  692. The US-originating term 'prom' (school dance is an informal abbreviation of: Promotion; Promenade; Promise; or Promiscuous?
  693. Geert Wilders emerged as a controversial extreme Dutch (What? in the 2000s: Naked hockey; 90% alcohol liqueur; Right-wing politician; or Canal flu?
  694. Which aptly named country boasts the capital city closest to the equator, also the highest capital, at 2013 (bonus point for the name of the city?
  695. Due to water-saving laws, a siphon features uniquely in what UK equipment, (ie generally not in other nations: Water-dispensers; Fridge-freezers; Washing machines; or Flushing toilets?
  696. Israeli Uziel Gal (1923-2002 invented a globally iconic type of: Farming; Machine gun; Calorie counting; or Antibiotic?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. What are named after English Dr John Braxton Hicks (1823-97: Dental braces; Hiccups/hiccoughs; Cough sweets; or Contractions in pregnancy?
    Contractions in pregnancy 
  2. A 'backhoe' (or rear/back actor is normally found on: Theatrical stages; Construction sites; Sea beds; or Hospital wards?
    Construction sites 
  3. In popular culture and literature Utopia (an ideal beautiful world is opposite to: Dystopia; Sinopia; Subtopia; or Myopia?
    Dystopia
  4. What nationality (according to modern geography was Christopher Columbus?
    Italian
  5. Malenkov, Bulganin, Khrushchev, and Kosygin are names of 1950-60s USSR (Soviet Union: Soccer World Cup winners; Cosmonauts; National leaders; or Ballet dancers?
    National leaders
  6. Mongolia and Ivory Coast were the first countries to adopt a radical postal address system using (How many? random words for every (How many? square yards of Earth: (two answers required 3; 9; 20; 50; 400?
    3 random words and 9 square yards
  7. The German Bavarian occupational name Hitler (originally Hüttler referred to a builder of: Boats; Churches; Bicycles; or Huts?
    Huts 
  8. Large lightweight bricks called 'breeze blocks' (also CMUs - concrete masonry units were traditionally made/named from: Ash/cinders; Bones; Wood; or Broken crockery?
    Ash/cinders 
  9. Previously fined $5bn in 2014, which company publicized its zero tolerance policy in 2017 responding to tax evasion investigations and raids?
    Harrods; KFC; Credit Suisse; or Microsoft? Credit Suisse
  10. With the headline 'Simply the Best' who at 73 became Vogue's oldest front cover model (April 2013 German edition?
    Tina Turner 
  11. Lorem ipsum' (from Latin delorem ipsum, 'pain itself'' is: Red cabbage; Legal term for theft; The period/full stop; or Jumbled Latin 'placeholder' text in draft documents/graphics?
    Jumbled Latin 'placeholder' text in draft documents/graphics 
  12. What religious word makes five new words when suffixed (added last to: Repel, Condo, Si, Re, and Ta?
    Lent
  13. The American 1893 Nix v Hedden court case determined (and still, for US customs taxation purposes, based on conventional usage, what to be a vegetable and not a fruit?
    Tomato 
  14. A troubadour (11-13thC France was originally a: Bullfighter; Swordsman; Horseman; or Singing poet?
    Singing poet 
  15. Argentina's national sport 'Pato' means (What?, replaced by the modern ball, carried in a basket on horseback: Rocks; Feathers; Eggs; or Live duck?
    Live duck
  16. The ancient Roman silver coin called fully/originally 'denarius nummus' meant and equated to a 'Coin containing [worth] ten (what?': Asses; Camels; Slaves; or Loaves?
    Asses
  17. Czech Emil Zatopek (1922-2000 is a famously brilliant: Financier; Distance runner; Architect; or Psychiatrist?
    Distance runner 
  18. First adopted in 1858, the earliest standard army camouflage is (still popular internationally: Rifle Green; Gun Grey; Bark Brown; or Blood Red?
    Rifle Green
  19. What is the more common name for synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF?
    Hiccups
  20. The German 'dachshund' means '(What? dog': Fox; Rabbit; Horse; or Badger?
    Badger
  21. The Bixa Orellana plant's annatto seeds (used for saffron/paprika substitute and cosmetic dyes is also called the: Lipstick tree; Blusher rose; Mascara vine; or George Bush?
    Lipstick tree 
  22. Swede Carl Linnaeus, 1707-78, considered the father of taxonomy of living things, is the lectotype (example specimen for which species?
    Homo Sapiens 
  23. The human hormone Ghrelin (also called Lenomorelin is known as the '(What? hormone': Love; Hunger; Intelligence; or Laughing?
    Hunger 
  24. The old Anglicised French word 'soupçon' ('soupsonn' means a very (What? amount: Large; Small; Fluid; or Hypothetical?
    Small 
  25. Which two of these have an internationally defined height: 55 gallon drum (44 British/Commonwealth gallons; Skyscraper; Mountain; or Basketball hoop?
    55 gallon drum and Basketball hoop
  26. The UK billionaire called for Parliamentary questioning (2016 about his governance of the collapsed BHS company is Sir Philip: Green; Brown; Black; or Pink?
    Green
  27. In physics/electronics, Ohm's Law is: "The current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the (What? across the two points.": Temperature; Pressure; Voltage; or Mileage?
    Voltage
  28. The moral code, 'Treat others as you like to be treated', is known as the 'Ethic of (What' - a principle of exchange for mutual effect/benefit, and word used variously in science and mathematics?
    Reciprocity
  29. The logo on the famous Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife is a (What? in a shield: Cross; Mountain; Knife; or Star?
    Cross 
  30. Musically, arpeggio (Latin derived from harp means play the notes of a chord: Loud; Soft; Slow; or In quick succession?
    In quick succession
  31. What descriptively prefixes a species of bear, cobra, and caiman (like an alligator, referring to something worn by some people?
    Spectacled
  32. The large 14-35inch elastic plastic exercise ball developed in 1963 by Aquilino Cosani, is called a (What? ball: Swiss; Dutch; French; or Spanish?
    Swiss
  33. Anhydrous compounds contain (What? water: Heavy; Frozen; Zero; or Dirty?
    Zero 
  34. Government legislation (EU, US, British 'Commonwealth' nations is typically introduced via two 'paper' documents for discussion/explanation, respectively: Pink/White; White/Blue; Green/White; or White/Green?
    Green/White 
  35. The salad condiment comprising oil and vinegar, often reddened with parika and tomato, popularized/produced first in the 1950s is '(What? dressing': German; French; Power; or Croix?
    French
  36. What communication method (from Latin 'thing to be remembered' was universal in organizations before email?
    Memo 
  37. The 'bacronym' (a reverse acronym 'Query Newlyn Harbour' is used as a mnemonic in what field: Aviation; Theatre; Sailing; or Civil Engineering?
    Aviation 
  38. An increasing human/animal health hazard in Europe is the 'Oak Processionary (What?': Caterpillar; Mouse; Squirrel; or Woodpecker?
    Caterpillar 
  39. What very alcoholic popular French aniseed drink is widely outlawed and named (from Greek/made from wormwood?
    Absinthe
  40. A long-term experiment to demonstrate the viscosity of pitch (bitumen at Australia's University of Queensland saw how many drops fall from a funnel of pitch between 1930-2012: 8,000, 800, 80, or 8?
  41. The 'Tex-Mex' dish fajita is a essentially (What? in a (What? (two answers required: Grilled meat; Boiled fish; Tomato; Rice pudding; Tortilla flatbread; or Potato omelette?
    Grilled meat in a Tortilla flatbread 
  42. In 2017 Crayola announced controversially the discontinuation of (What? crayon: Dandelion; Sunflower; Daffodil; or Canary?
    Dandelion
  43. The main purpose of a bowline knot is to produce a: Loop (at a rope-end; Join (to another rope; Join (to a ring or post; or Stop (in roller/retaining devices?
    Loop 
  44. Twelve three-hundredths (12/300 expresssed as a percentage is: 2%; 4%; 8%; or 12%?
    4%
  45. A cryometer measures: Mood; Liquid flow; Salinity (salt content; or Very low temperatures?
    Very low temperatures
  46. Who, founder of the Mongol Empire, was the grandfather of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan (1215-94?
    Ghengis Khan
  47. Sabot and saboton (from French, savate and botte are respectively a box from which casino cards are dealt, and knight's armour, equating to a: Shoe; Glove; Hat; or Pocket?
    Shoe
  48. Name the tree/resin which produces Arabic/Yemen (natural chewing gum, related to a word for chew?
    Mastic 
  49. Which two creatures support the shield on Australia's official Coat of Arms (symbol?
    Kangaroo and Emu 
  50. Oddly known by its river, Kingston-upon-(What? was judged by Rough Guides 2016 among the ten best places to visit in the world: Thames; Severn; Hull; or Trent?
    Hull
  51. Desalination is the removal of (What? from (What?: Heat; Salt; Brine; Alcohol; Infection; or Milk?
  52. Chordata, Echinodermata, Anthropoda, and Anelida are four phyla (subgroups of: Animals; Worms; Birds; or Plants?
    Animals
  53. The UK average hourly wage for a FTSE company CEO (2014/15 is about: £300; £550; £750; or £1200?
    £1200 
  54. Japanese for 'picture character' is (What? - reportedly the fastest growing language ever?
    Emoji 
  55. Someone whose occupation is a gillie (or ghillie works where: Slaughterhouse; Airport; Post-office; or Scottish Highlands?
    Scottish Highlands 
  56. The Battle of Jutland was the only (What? battle of the 1st World War: Air; Tank; Naval; or Cavalry?
    Naval 
  57. In the scoring of diving competition (from a platform/board into a pool the abbreviation DD means what?
    Degree of Difficulty
  58. The US city of Memphis, Tennessee, was named after the ancient (c.3000BC Memphis city capital of which nation?
    Egypt
  59. Lent (Latin Quadragesima is traditionally a Christian religious fast of how many days: 12; 21; 40; or 52?
    40 
  60. Highway Gothic', 'Transport' and 'Motorway', (originally US, UK, UK are common international standard road (What?: Reflective paint; Surfacing stone sizes; Signage typefaces; or Lighting brightness?
    Signage typefaces
  61. ASCII (referring to computer language means what in full?
    American Standard Code for Information Interchange
  62. The expression 'Book him Dano' (urging action/reprimand originated 1960-80s in: The Rocky Horror Show; Hawaii Five-O; Opportunity Knocks; or The Flintstones?
    Hawaii Five-O 
  63. The infinity sign is a sideways (90-degree rotated: 3; 6; 8; or X?
    8
  64. Eurhythmics is an educational approach for teaching what via what (two answers required?
    Music via Movement 
  65. In May 2016 the world record for 'planking' (a stress position on toes and forearms was set at: 45mins; 93mins; 5hrs; or 8hrs?
    8hrs 
  66. Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz founded the extraordinary international "(What? Cafe" movement in Neuchâtel Switzerland in 2004, to promote understanding and dispel negativity and fear towards the subject?
    Death
  67. The Indian currency the Rupee takes its name from Hindi and Sanskrit, 'wrought (what metal'?
    Silver
  68. Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, first identified in willow bark by Hippocrates c.400BC, is better known as what a genericized trademark: Aspirin; Heroin; The (birth control Pill; or Sugar?
    Aspirin 
  69. Name the famous English painter of The Hay Wain and landscapes of Dedham Vale, East Anglia, known as '(Who? country'?
    Constable 
  70. The significant 18th century Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-83 is noted for solving the 'Seven (What? of Königsberg problem': Churches; Bridges; Towers; or Arches?
    Bridges 
  71. A warm sunny period in Autumn (Fall in the northern hemisphere is called an: African Spring; Australian Winter; Indian Summer; or Baked Alaska?
    Indian Summer
  72. Mesocarp, albedo and medulla in plants/fruit are different words for (What?, used to make a type of helmet?
    Pith
  73. Name the four performance industries to which these awards respectively apply: Emmy, Grammy, Academy (Oscar, Tony?
    Television
  74. French writer/philosopher Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (1740-1814 inspired which behavioural term?
    Sadism/Sadist 
  75. Bismuth (Bi is a: Metallic element; Gas element; Iron alloy; or Salt?
    Metallic element
  76. The aromatic compound phenol, used in detergents, plastics and an old eponymousdisinfectant soap, is also known as (what? acid?
    Carbolic
  77. Latin deus (god and Javanese dejos became what Chinese pidgin English word for an incense stick?
    Joss 
  78. In business the intangible value part (especially at acquisition of a company such as brand/reputation/relationships is called: Goodwill; Grace; Leeway; or Kudos?
    Goodwill
  79. Name the English naturalist, and US president, each born on 12 Feb 1809 (two answers required?
    Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln
  80. Machiavellian/Machiavellianism, after Renaisance philosopher/writer/political scientist Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527, refers to: Joyful; Clumsy; Cunning; or Energetic?
    Cunning 
  81. What sports net is 5ft (55m high: Netball; Badminton; Hockey; or Soccer?
    Badminton
  82. A neat bedsheet fold/tuck around a mattress corner is called a '(What? corner', alluding to traditional method: Navy; Army; Hospital; or Hostel?
    Hospital
  83. What is the bingo nickname and the number that is the square root of 484, a rifle calibre, and puzzle or 'catch' (two answers required?
    Two little ducks and 22 
  84. Coal, oil and natural gas are commonly called (What? fuels, being originally organic material preserved in sedimentary rock?
    Fossil
  85. The diacritical mark resembling a wavy hyphen (here shown above the letter ñ is called a: Streg; Bolle; Tilde; or Cedilla?
    Tilde 
  86. (Based on the popular 'poundshop' concept a discount store opened in London's Mayfair, 2016, with everything priced at: £5; £10; £20; or £1000?
    £1000 
  87. An allele (fully allelomorph, often referenced in human eye colour/color, is a variant form of what DNA part?
    Gene
  88. What is the hardest working muscle (i.e., total power output in the lifetime of the human body?
    Heart
  89. In 2016 Hitler's code-making typewriter was bought by Bletchley Park Museum for how much from what seller (two answers required: £50; £9million; The German Government; or Ebay?
    £9.50 from Ebay 
  90. The spoken English 'RP' accent traditionally asserted 'correct' during the 20thC is called '(What? Pronunciation'?
    Received 
  91. What note is produced at the twelfth fret of the top (highest pitched string on a conventionally tuned guitar: E; G; A or Bb?
  92. The Taoiseach ('teashockh', Enda Kenny, in office 2011, re-elected 2016, is/was Prime Minister of: Sweden; Ireland; Scotland; or Canada?
    Ireland 
  93. The stage surname of US-born Milan La Scala prima donna soprano Maria Kalogeropoulos (1923-77 is: Meen; Narsti; Crool; or Callas?
    Callas
  94. (Meaning continuing unpleasantly, spell the word: Insessant; Inscesant; Incescant; or Incessant?
    Incessant
  95. Roland Garros is home to the Open (What? Championships of (Where? (two answers required: Darts; Golf; Tennis; France; Australia; USA?
    Tennis, France
  96. The brilliant scientist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642 was: Italian; Spanish; Swiss; or Canadian?
    Italian
  97. The Bagua (meaning 'eight symbols' is a symbolic/diagrammatic system in which belief: Taoism; Catholicism; Hinduism; or Islam?
    Taoism
  98. Which small English Midlands county is home to the eponymous '(What? Water' (named after the county - the nation's largest reservoir by area?
    Rutland 
  99. Which stereotypical British film star of Wuthering Heights (1939 wrote two autobiographies including The Moon's a Balloon?
    David Niven
  100. Which nation's 'national anthem' is known as 'Qaumi Tarana' and alternatively 'Pak Sarzamin' (sacred land?
    Pakistan
  101. A pantechnicon (from Greek, for 'all' and 'piece of art' is a: Sports car; Bicycle; Skateboard; or Furniture removal van?
    Furniture removal van 
  102. The common vocal sound produced by blocking exhaled airflow (when voicing a vowel by suddenly closing the vocal tract is called a '(what? stop'?
    Glottal stop 
  103. The famous relationships/mutual awareness model used in leadership, abbreviated from the inventors' Christian names is called the (What? Window: MarKev; JoHari; FreDave; or NigeLee?
    JoHari 
  104. Langlauf (literally 'long-term' in German refers to an endurance form of which sport?
    Skiing 
  105. The modern ironic term 'snackcident' (failing to resist chocolates, pizza, etc is an example of a: Portmanteau; Metaphor; Spoonerism; or Mondegreen?
    Portmanteau
  106. What is the traditional trade surname for a person who made or sold (typically knitted legwear and socks?
    Hosier
  107. The English Football Association banned (What? from 1921 to 1971 at its member clubs: Pop concerts; Horse shows; Women's Football games; or Meat pies?
    Women's Football games 
  108. In 1908 psychologist Alfred Adler cited which leader in proposing an inferiority complex in short people, which became known as the ('What leader? Syndrome'?
    Napoleon
  109. The female equivalent of a Sultan (Arabic/Muslim leader is a: Queen; Empress; Consort; or Sultana?
    Sultana
  110. Nephrite, Ca2(Mg, Fe5Si8O22(OH2, is one of two minerals more commonly known as what anciently treasured green gemstone, and once considered China's 'imperial gem'?
    Jade 
  111. Name the eminent French soccer captain, famed for his ability and leadership, head of EUFA (2007-15 and FIFA presidential candidate, but banned from office Dec 2015 after a FIFA ethics investigation?
    Michel Platini
  112. Which one of these is not (at 2013 among the top ten currencies traded globally: US Dollar, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, or Russian Ruble?
    Russian Ruble
  113. Name the Swiss football administrator who served as the eighth president of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association from 1998 to 2015 and banned from office after an ethics investigation?
    Sepp Blatter 
  114. In which country is the most remote (farthest away place from any sea or ocean?
    China
  115. In association football, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi, are considered among the greatest (What? besides among the greatest players of all time: Administrators; Football authors; Captains; or Goalkeepers?
    Captains
  116. The biological mating theory that males seek novelty and females seek familiarity is known as the '(What US President? Effect': Kennedy; Coolidge; Clinton; or Bush?
    Coolidge 
  117. The famous quantum mechanics thought experiment demonstrating that something can exist in two states (in this case alive or dead until observed is called Schrödinger's: Cat; Dog; Fly; or Kangaroo?
    Cat
  118. What iconic genus of fish (technical name Hippocampus is considered the slowest swimming of all fish, whose dwarf species achieves no more than about 5metres per hour?
    Seahorse
  119. The oldest world sports championship title, established in 1740 (won by Clergé de Elder, is for: Camel-racing; Real Tennis; Pistol-shooting; or Snooker?
    Real Tennis
  120. The recently banned (considered non-pc official 200 year-old Royal Naval toast to "Our wives and sweethearts.." is traditionally extended: "NORWICH"; "We'll meet again"; "Meet me in St Louis"; or "May they never meet"?
    May they never meet..
  121. Remo Belli's eponymously named company used Mylar (Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalatename to originate in 1957 the famous 'Weather King': Raincoats; Umbrellas; Drum skins; or Surfboards?
    Drumskins
  122. In 2013 the (UK Girl Guides and Boy Scouts Associations said they would no longer demand an oath of duty to what: Parents; Country; Animals; or God?
    God
  123. German Klaus Obermeyer, an instructor in Aspen, Colorado, founded a company (1950-60s specialising in: Cookware; Software; Ski-wear; or Beachwear?
    Ski-wear 
  124. (At 2013 the 230m high Heron Tower is the tallest skyscraper of which historical financial city centre district?
    London 
  125. The famous high Alpine mountain The Matterhorn (or Monte Cervino is on the border of which two of these: France; Italy; Switzerland; or Holland?
    Italy and Switzerland
  126. The Bugatti car logo features which reversed capital letter in a ligature with B, standing for the founder (Bugatti's first name?
  127. Paleontology (or palaeontology, the study of earliest life up to c.11,700 years ago, essentially combines which two of: Biology; Astrology; Geology; or Psychology?
    Biology and Geology 
  128. The Renaissance (from French, 're-birth' was a European cultural movement spanning which centuries: 4-7th; 7-10th; 14-17th; or 15-18th?
    14-17th
  129. The Kindle electronic book product is designed/launched (2007/owned by: Microsoft; Amazon; Google; or Apple?
    Amazon
  130. US composer/artist John Cage's most famous and controversial 1952 work, called 4'33", requires the musician(s to play for its entire three-movement 4mins 33secs duration: The same note; As many notes as possible; At maximum volume; or Nothing?
    Nothing 
  131. In a classic 'colour wheel' (based on primary colours and blends, orange is opposite: Blue; Green; Brown; or Purple?
    Blue 
  132. The US Presidential official state guest house in Washington DC is called '(What? House': Blair; Churchill; Washington; or Lincoln?
    Blair 
  133. An attempt to stop (What? in June 2016 became the most signed petition (4m+ on the UK government website: Trident nuclear deterrent; Donald Trump's UK visit; Brexit (Britain leaving the EU; or A new Harry Potter film?
    Brexit
  134. The 180th meridian (antimeridian, dividing east and west hemispheres, passes through which island nation, named after main isle Viti Levu?
    Fiji
  135. The cube root of an eighth (1/8 is a: Half; Quarter; One; or Sixty-fourth?
    Half 
  136. A thermochrome is a substance which changes (what? according to a change in (what? - (two answers required?
    Colour according to change in Temperature 
  137. Kata and Kumite ('cum-ittay' are events in which new Olympic sport (added appropriately for Tokyo 2020?
    Karate
  138. The Italian bread ciabatta is named literally (actually after what footwear?
    Slipper
  139. A Sirocco wind generally carries (What? to the south coasts of Europe: Snow; Sahara dust; Locusts; or Acid rain?
    Sahara dust 
  140. The massively popular Chinese website Taobao.com (10th busiest globally at 2013 operates in which sector: Dating; C2C shopping; Sport; News?
    C2C shopping
  141. The 'interrobang' (or interabang is a punctuation mark combining which two marks/meanings: Ampersand &; Question mark ?
    ; Exclamation mark ! ; or Asterisk * ? Question mark ? and Exclamation mark ! 
  142. The word Tet in the Tet Offensive (N Vietnam/Viet Cong against S Vietnam/US forces on 30 Jan 1968 referred to the national: Capital City; Religion; Leader; or New Year?
    New Year 
  143. Ingeniously conceived by Greek inventor Philo of Byzantium (280-220BC a gimbal keeps an instrument (What?, originally on a ship: Dry; Level; Safe/locked; or Oiled?
    Level 
  144. What is the famous weaponry invention of Israeli army officer Uziel Gal (1923-2002?
    Uzi submachine gun
  145. Who wrote the famous philosophical book 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' ('Also sprach Zarathustra' - pub 1883-91 which included the controversial phrase "God is dead"?
    Friedrich Nietzsche
  146. US poet Henry Longfellow's epic 1855 poem 'The Song of (Who?' also popularized which famous fictional Native American Indian woman, the central character's lover (two answers required?
    Hiawatha and Minnehaha 
  147. Venerated by the Aztecs, the 'Resplendent Quetzal', symbol of liberty in Guatemala's emblem (quetzal is also the currency, is a: Bird; Lion; Diamond; or Church?
    Bird
  148. In music what is the relative major chord of F#m (F sharp minor?
    A
  149. The Aztec people lived mainly where and when (two answers required: Mexico; Brazil; Spain; 1,000-500BC; 5-10th centuries; or 14-16th centuries?
    Mexico and 14-16th centuries 
  150. The Fresnel lens (in which concentric steps maximise light focus and minimise lens weight, popular in the 1900s in vehicle lights, was first devised c.1820 for what application?
    Lighthouses 
  151. The serial (or series comma, which appears in this question after 'London' is also called the (What? comma: Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester, London, or Birmingham?
    Oxford 
  152. What popular superhero is also the largest land-dwelling member of the Mustelidae (weasel family?
    Wolverine
  153. The cube root of 1 (one is: A third; Three (3; 1 (one; or 100?
    1
  154. What Lockheed plane model is claimed to be the longest continuously produced military aircraft in history (at 2013?
    Hercules 
  155. The stone (from gypsum or calcite used for indoor carvings/statues/ornaments, also called 'onyx-marble', is: Granite; Alabaster; Limestone; or Chalk?
    Alabaster
  156. Before 1967 BBC Radio 2 was called the '(What? Programme': Bright; Night; Light; or World Service?
    Light
  157. The Minor Arcana comprising swords, cups, batons (or wands/rods/staves, and coins (or pentacles/disks is a popular form of what game/divination system?
    Tarot 
  158. In what order should the (metaphorical 'time-management story' bucket be filled with Water, Sand, Rocks and Pebbles to ensure optimal use of the available capacity?
    FirstRocks, then Pebbles, then Sand, then Water 
  159. Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, Reiki (pronounced 'ray-kee' is a method of: Fish cookery; Algebra; Alternative medicine; or Poetry?
    Alternative medicine
  160. The commune (township/parish Les Baux-de-Provence in south-central France is associated with what metallic element?
    Aluminium 
  161. In the expression 'a poisoned chalice', (a prestigious difficult responsibility with high personal risk, a chalice is a ceremonial: Robe; Goblet; Crown; or Sandwich?
    Goblet
  162. The effect referring to something becoming massively publicized due to attempts ban/censor it is called the '(What celebrity surname? Effect'?
    Streisand 
  163. A kleptoparasite is a creature which does (What? to other animals: Eats them; Buries them; Traps them in a web; or Steals and eats their food?
    Steals and eats their food
  164. What/who was Yahweh, (expanded from Hebrew YHWH, in the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah: Sea; Sun; God; or Bread?
    God
  165. Named after its camera vehicles, the 2016 video-mapping of the Faroe Islands is '(What? View': Bike; Tractor; Trawler; or Sheep?
    Sheep 
  166. What is the old common name for Hamamelis or Winterbloom and its extract, used for skin/bruises/acne treatment (and dowsing?
    Witch Hazel
  167. Devised by Alan Turing in 1950, the Turing test is a test of (What? in a computer: Speed; Reliability; Capacity; or Artificial Intelligence?
    Artificial Intelligence 
  168. In African music an mbira is a (what? piano: Thumb; Foot; Tongue; or Oil-drum?
    Thumb
  169. New South Wales Australia announced in 2016 it would ban (What? due to abuses being 'beyond reform': Greyhound racing; Slot machines; Lager; or Facebook?
    Greyhound racing 
  170. How many of these are flatfish (Pleuronectiformes - flounder, sole, turbot, plaice, halibut - Two; Three; Four; or All five?
    All five
  171. The metaphorical expression meaning self-promotion is "Blow your own (What?" : Balloon; Trumpet; Bugle; or Kiss?
    Trumpet
  172. What letters traditionally occupy the 6 button on a standard 'western' telephone keypad (no cheating?
    MNO
  173. The 9th century mathematician known as Al Kwarizme ('the Man of Kwarism', now Khiva, Uzbekistan gave his name to a maths/computing process or a set of rules called: Algebra; Algorithm; Axiom; or Abacus?
    Algorithm 
  174. Which two (UK and US newspapers collaborated in publishing leaked documents by Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden?
    The Guardian and New York Times
  175. Internecine refers to (What sort of? destruction: Global; Mutual; Reputational; or Biblical?
    Mutual 
  176. ACH, BACS, and EFTPOS are international variations of systems handling the movement of what and how (two answers required?
    Money - Electronically 
  177. In music which two of these are respectively a very brief ornamental passing note (What?, and a very brief note of no pitch such as a stroke of a deadened string (What?: Phantom; Grace; Hoax; Ghost; or Silent?
    Grace and Ghost
  178. In the Bible, (Genesis 38:9, what did Onan spill on the ground, causing God to slay him for being evil, his: Wine; Biscuits; Papers; or Semen?
    Semen 
  179. Name the Asian country, the South American capital city, and Canadian province in the NATO phonetic alphabet (thee answers required?
    India, Lima, Quebec
  180. At 2013 what compensation had UK banks paid/set aside for the misselling of PPI (Payment Protection Insurance: £4million; £184million; £84billion; or £4billion?
    £18.4billion 
  181. This is a 'trick' question: Irrespective of volume, human muscle weighs (What? compared with human fat: The same; Less; More; or Twice as much?
    The same 
  182. What army rank (English/US/etc equates to the naval Lieutenant Commander?
    Major
  183. The Brazilian Carnauba palm tree (called the Tree of Life produces many materials including the "Queen of (What?" from its leaf extract: Waxes; Tequilas; Beers; Toothpastes?
    Waxes 
  184. A season in which woodland trees produce extraordinarily big volumes of fruit/nuts/seeds is called a '(What? Year': Most; Mist; Must; or Mast?
    Mast 
  185. Which child diarist (1929-45 wrote - "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." ?
    Anne Frank 
  186. What is the Japanese Abashiri brewery's beer, a portmanteau from its ingredients: Beat (meat; Begg (egg; Bilk (milk; or Bash (cannabis?
    Bilk 
  187. According to the popular saying, "Necessity is the mother of (What?": Nature; Disaster; Invention; or Hungry children?
    Invention
  188. What 'First' was French (1792-1804, Austrian (1919-34, Portuguese (1910-26 and Roman c.508BC?
    Republic
  189. Pomerania (thought to be the Pomeranian dog's origins is now largely in: Poland; Brazil; China; or Scotland?
    Poland
  190. What is the common name of the frottoir percusssion instrument (from Cajun French 'frotter', rub?
    Washboard
  191. Vesper refers to (What sort of? religious service: Morning; Evening; Winter; or Outdoor?
    Evening 
  192. In music the term descant (or discant normally refers to a melody or instrument in what range: High; Low; Middle; or Varying?
    High
  193. As suggested by its French meaning, decoupage ('day-cooparj' is decorating objects/furniture with (What? and varnish: Feathers; Sand; Shells; or Paper/magazine cuttings?
    Paper/magazine cuttings
  194. The music genre 'Musique d'Ameublement' originated by Erik Satie in 1917 is commonly called '(What? music' in English: Wallpaper; Furniture; Carpet; or Sofa?
    Furniture
  195. What typographical symbol was originally used (and may still be to mark incorrect/obsolete text, and traditionally also the wicket-keeper in a cricket teamlist/scorecard, and in military history a commander killed in action: Bullet; Hash/pound; Dagger; or At sign?
    Dagger
  196. The '(What number-th? Amendment' refers to US legal or informal refusal to answer a self-incriminating/awkward question?
    Fifth
  197. The human clinical condition 'edema' (also called oedema, dropsy, and hydropsy generally occurs as what effect: Insomnia; Sweating; Swelling; or Uncontrollable laughter?
    Swelling 
  198. The hamburger is named after: Burgundy (France; Hamburg (Germany; Ham (pork; or John Hamburg (chef/inventor?
    Hamburg
  199. US psychologist William Sheldon's 1940s Somatotype theory (Ectomorph/Mesomorph/Endomorph became a popular academic correlation of human personality with: Sleep; Physique; Parenting; or Kissing?
    Physique 
  200. Superannuation is an alternative (and Australian/NZ term for what sort financial payment scheme?
    Pension/Retirement
  201. Ganesha (also Ganapati/Vinayaka the highly revered Hindu god of beginnings, wisdom, arts, writing, etc., is typically shown as the head of a: Lion; Tiger; Elephant; or Rabbit?
    Elephant
  202. The roadrunner (Geococcyx, or chaparral bird is a member of which bird family: Loon; Cuckoo; Stork; Ostrich?
    Cuckoo
  203. A caldera is a (What? submerged under the sea or ocean: Lost city; Habitable cave system; Volcano crater; or Seaweed farm?
    Volcano crater
  204. What is the fourth root of 625 (i.e., what number multiplied by itself four times is 625?
    5
  205. Which great English writer (1819-1900 wrote the famous maxim for life and business: "There is hardly anything in the world that some man can’t make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey." : Charles Dickens; William Shakespeare; John Ruskin; or John Cleese?
    John Ruskin
  206. A burgh in Scotland (as in Edinburgh originally meant a: Hill; Port; River; or Corporate entity?
    Corporate entity 
  207. A drupe is a (What? with a (What?: Fleshy fruit; Roman goddess; Monkey; Stone/kernel; Limp; Bruise?
    Fleshy fruit with a Stone/kernel
  208. What (originally US slang for earthly deposits worth mining is a metaphorical term for a potentially profitable/useful discovery or idea?
    Pay Dirt
  209. Which two of these make the alloy 'bell bronze' (or 'bell metal' used for fine cymbals/gongs/bells: Iron; Copper; Lead; Tin?
    Copper and Tin
  210. What term referring (in the northern hemisphere to something/someone of Australia/NZ derives from Greek 'those who have their feet opposite'?
    Antipodean
  211. Greek mythology says Thetis held her baby Achilles by the heel to dip him in (What? to make him immortal: Bull's blood; Ass's milk; Mercury; or The River Styx?
    The River Styx 
  212. English physicist Nicholas Culpeper's famous 1653 human healthcare book was the 'Complete (What?': Herbal; Astrology; Athlete; or Barber?
    Herbal
  213. What 1960s-invented garden cutter is a portmanteau (combination of 'string' with a word describing its purpose?
    Strimmer 
  214. What profession uses a sangar (probably from Persian for stone: Dentist; Soldier; Pilot; or Sculptor?
    Soldier 
  215. Which one of these is not (on average among the three brightest objects in the night sky: The Moon; Jupiter, Venus; or Neptune?
    Neptune
  216. Revolutionary Che Geuvara (1928-67 was born and killed respectively in: Cuba and Mexico; Chile and USA; Paraguay and Venezuela; or Argentina and Bolivia?
    Argentinaand Bolivia
  217. Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde devised what in 1557, superseding 'æ' (a shortening of its Latin meaning: Equals sign; At sign; Ampersand; or the word Also?
    Equals sign 
  218. Viewed from the front, the stripes (W=White, B=Black of a European badger's head are, left to right: BWB; WBW; BWBWB; or WBWBW?
    WBWBW
  219. Which great Indian statesman and spiritual leader (1869-1948 said: “We must become the change we want to see.” ?
    Gandhi 
  220. Which country is officially named Bharat (and many similar cultural variations,eponymously based its ancient legendary emperor?
    India 
  221. The English tradition of wassailing/wasselling is singing carols for money, and also singing to (What? to prompt healthy growth/productivity: Cows; Sheep; Cider-apple orchards; or Human babies?
    Cider-apple orchards
  222. The Pascal (Pa is a unit of measurement of what: Frequency; Pressure; Electric Potential; or Energy?
    Pressure 
  223. The obelus symbol is commonly known as the (What? sign in mathematics: Division; Multiplication; Addition; or Equals?
    Division
  224. The alphabetically first-listed internet top-level domain (used quite differently as a subdomain by educational institutions belongs to which island?
    Ascension Island 
  225. A gauge from 14 (small to 1 (medium then to 000 (large is used for: Knitting needles/pins; Aviation engines; European letterboxes; or Apples?
    Knitting needles/pins 
  226. Stereo (as in stereophonic, stereogram, etc originally meant in Greek: Loud; Solid; Two; or Ear?
    Solid
  227. Litotes ('lie-toe-tees' refers to an ironic or understated expression using a: Weather feature; Double negative; Metaphorical animal; or Ridiculously high humber?
    Double negative 
  228. Name the (founding nationality of the 2010s women's rights group Femen, bare-breasted ambushers of Vladimir Putin and Parish Fashion Week, etc?
    Ukraine
  229. Petrology is a branch of (What? and the study of (What? (two answers required: Cookery; Transport; Geology; Motion; Rocks; or Fuel?
    Geology and Rocks
  230. According to the popular metaphorical expression, "Revenge is a dish best served (what?": Sweet; Cold; Bitter; or With Relish?
    Cold 
  231. Damask (named after Damascus is a reversible design originating in 5th century Byzantine/Islamic culture for: Woven fabric; Leather; Glass; or Polythene sheet?
    Woven fabric
  232. Bushmills, Jameson, Tullamore Dew, and Writers Tears are brands of what nation's what (two-word answer required?
    Irish Whiskey
  233. The first actor to refuse an Oscar (Academy Award for Best Actor (for Patton, 1970, was: John Wayne; Sidney Poitier; George C Scott; or Marlon Brando?
    George C Scott
  234. What, respectively are the archaic middle-English (for example used by Shakespeare in the 1500s second-person and third-person singular present forms of the verb 'do' (two answers required?
    Dost and Doth 
  235. Roughly 75% of the Sun's mass is (What?, and most of the remainder is (What?: Hydrogen; Oxygen; Carbon; Helium; or Mercury?
    Hydrogen 
  236. The medical term sclerosis refers to the abnormal (what? of body tissue: Multiplying; Softening; Hardening; or Wasting?
    Hardening 
  237. A traditional Easter pageant dramatic presentation of the end of Christ's life is also called a (What? Play: Love; Passion; Pray; or Egg?
    Passion
  238. The legume plant Glycyrrhiza glabra is commonly called what (also a confectionery derived from its boiled root?
    Licorice 
  239. German pronunciation for the letter W is usually, loosely: Y (ya; H (ha; V (va; or O (oh?