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QUESTIONS


  1. Strictly Come Dancing first aired in the UK in 2001
  2. The Capital of Libya is Benghazi
  3. The Great Wall of China is visible from Space
  4. An Ostrich has the largest eye in the World
  5. The tallest living man is 251cm/8ft 3 inches
  6. A group of swans is known as a Bevy
  7. Cyclones spin a clockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere
  8. Olivia Newton-John represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, the year Abba won with Waterloo
  9. Danny Jones is a member of the band McFly
  10. The average person will shed 10 pounds of skin during their lifetime
  11. From the ground to the torch, the Statue of Liberty is 93m high
  12. Nicolas Cage and Michael Jackson were married to the same woman
  13. ‘A’ is the most common letter used in the English language
  14. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest Mountain in the World
  15. The name of Batman’s butler is Albert
  16. The Great Fire of London happened in 1466
  17. Vietnamese is an official language in Canada
  18. ‘What Do You Mean’ was Justin Bieber’s first UK Number One Single
  19. The 5 rings on the Olympic Flag are interlinking
  20. The can opener was not invented until 45 years after the tin can
  21. In the game of Monopoly, there are 28 properties up for grabs
  22. Scallops can’t swim
  23. John Bishop wrote the Flanimals books
  24. A Koala’s diet consists of only mice and insects
  25. In music, there are eight semiquavers in a minim
  26. The Brazilian Wandering Spider is one of the most dangerous spiders in the world
  27. Zucchinis and Courgettes are the same things
  28. The Richter Scale is used to measure temperature and humidity
  29. The Hyena is also known as the Laughing Jackass
  30. British TV Series ‘Call the Midwife’ is a true story based on the memoirs of Jennifer worth
  31. Until 1972, only property-owners were eligible to sit on British juries
  32. It was illegal for women to wear buttons in fifteenth century Florence
  33. In the US, more women are the victims of domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year
  34. Winston Churchill was once prosecuted for burglary
  35. In Louisiana, it is a criminal offence, punishable by 10 years in jail, to steal an alligator
  36. A student at Durham University in 1971 went to bed in the dark so she didn’t disturb her roommate. She woke up to find her friend murdered and the words ‘Aren’t you glad you didn’t turn on the light!’ written in blood on the wall
  37. It is illegal in Mississippi to tell someone what polygamy is
  38. Lee Harvey Oswald was the first person to be assassinated on live TV
  39. Al Capone was the first American to make $100 million a year
  40. In China, the crime of smuggling rare animals is punishable by death
  41. Althaiophobia is the fear of marshmallows
  42. Chronomentrophobia is the fear of clocks
  43. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words
  44. Hypnophobia is a fear of sleep or falling asleep
  45. Peladophobia is the fear of bald people
  46. Panophobia is the fear of everything
  47. Logizomechanophobia is the fear of computers
  48. Musophobia is the fear of mice
  49. Nyctophobia is the fear of dark
  50. Brontophobia is the fear of thunder
  51. Vanilla is the most expensive spice in the World
  52. In 2007 McDonald’s officially changed its name in China to Golden Arches
  53. Tahini is the primary ingredient of hummus
  54. Alliumphobia is a fear of garlic
  55. According to a 2017 poll by YouGov, the UK’s favourite pizza topping is pepperoni
  56. Cochineal (red) food colouring is derived from bugs of the same name
  57. A new World record for the tallest pancake stack was set at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest in 2016
  58. An orange contains more Vitamin C than Kiwi Fruit
  59. Mrs Beeton was in her seventies when she wrote ‘The Book of Household Management’
  60. There are around 200 seeds on the outside of an average strawberry
  61. Singer Susan Boyle is a cousin of comedian Frankie Boyle
  62. Madonna was once sacked from a job at Dunkin’ Donuts
  63. Miley Cyrus’s real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus
  64. Rock star Sting used to be a Milkman
  65. Murderer Charles Manson auditioned to be one of the Monkees on the 1960s TV series
  66. Walt Disney banned his employess from growing moustaches
  67. As a child, One Direction star Harry Styles once represented his Country at Chess
  68. After his death, Elvis Presley’s head was removed and buried in a secret location so that it wouldn’t be a target for thieves
  69. Princess Diana once participated in a TV phone-poll and voted to abolish the monarchy
  70. Actor Mark Wahlberg was once charged with attempted murder
  71. Pirates used to make their victims walk the plank
  72. All laptop computers in the USA sold since 2005 are fitted with secret ‘key-loggers’ that record whatever is typed on the computer and sends it to the Department of Homeland Security without the owners knowledge
  73. A mayoral election in Ecuador was once won by a foot powder
  74. The Titanic was the first ship to use SOS as a distress call
  75. Red cars receive more speeding tickets than any other colour
  76. A lobsters blood is blue
  77. Peanuts are a key ingredient of dynamite
  78. Coca-Cola is used by police for cleaning up blood after a traffic accident
  79. Chocolate causes acne
  80. A wedding ring is traditionally worn on the third finger of the left hand because Ancient Egyptians believed a vein ran from this finger directly to the heart
  81. You use 300 muscles when balancing
  82. A pregnant goldfish is called a ‘twit’
  83. The Vikings wore horned helmets
  84. The plastic bits on the ends of your shoelaces are called aglets
  85. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows
  86. There is enough carbon in a human body to make 900 pencils
  87. The World’s shortest war was between England and Zanzibar, and lasted between 38-45 minutes
  88. Hair and Fingernails grow after death
  89. Apollo 11 had only 20 seconds of fuel left when it landed back on Earth
  90. Cataract surgery was practiced in India several centuries before Christ
  91. Alfred was the name of Batman’s butler
  92. A tine is the name for the end of a shoelace
  93. If a Polish flag is displayed upside-down, it becomes the Thailand flag
  94. The second most-commonly used letter in the English language is ‘T’
  95. The Lone Ranger’s real name was John Reid
  96. Slugs do not have noses
  97. Tonto’s horse was called Scout
  98. It is estimated that 9% of the world’s dog population has only 3 legs
  99. Magellan was the first man to travel around the earth
  100. Bilbao is Spain’s largest port
  101. Kansas is the flattest state in the USA
  102. The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066
  103. There are 1 million ants for every human in the World
  104. The Scientific name for tennis elbow is ‘Tinea Pedis’
  105. There are 10 players on a women’s lacrosse team
  106. Justin Timberlake was the youngest member of 1990’s boy band ‘N Sync.’
  107. The Nebula Awards celebrate work in the field of astronomy
  108. Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia
  109. Switzerland has four official national languages
  110. In the geologic timescale, the Cretaceous Period followed the Triassic Period
  111. Britpop band Oasis were originally called The Rain
  112. Christopher Lee, who played a James Bond villain, is Bond author Ian Flemings cousin
  113. The longest river in the UK is the River Severn
  114. Dalmatian dogs have pure white coats when they are born
  115. Platform 9¾ is where Harry Potter boards the Hogwarts Express
  116. In Disney’s The Jungle Book, the snakes name is Shere Khan
  117. George Harrison was the youngest member of The Beatles
  118. Alfred Hitchcock made cameo appearances in 39 of his 52 major films
  119. A musical octave consists of eight notes
  120. A ton of bricks weighs more than a ton of feathers
  121. English computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, invented the World Wide Web
  122. Rhinoceros horns are made from hair
  123. A baby Whale is called a calf
  124. Disney Princess Aurora is better known as the ‘Beauty’ in Beauty and the Beast
  125. Spheksophobia is the fear of wasps
  126. Frankenstein was the name of the monsters creator, not the monster itself
  127. The dictator Idi Amin was also known as the ‘Butcher of Uganda’
  128. India is the largest producer of films in the world
  129. Although never the same, snowflakes always have six sides
  130. Debbie Reynolds, star of the 1952 musical Singin’ In The Rain, is Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher’s mother
  131. Al Capone’s first full name was Alphonso
  132. Male mosquitoes don’t bite people
  133. Sharks have a sixth sense to detect electricity and vibration
  134. A whale is a type of fish
  135. John Wayne never won an Oscar
  136. The bar in the TV Show Cheers was situated below a restaurant called Melville’s Seafood
  137. An ‘Ortanique’ is a fruit thats a cross between an orange and a grapefruit
  138. Ziggy Stardust was Frank Zappa’s alter ego
  139. In Golf, the fringe of the green is called the ‘apron’
  140. Bumblebees live in nests with 50 to 400 bees
  141. Margarine is better for you than butter
  142. Women have thicker skin than men
  143. 25% of all your bones are in your feet
  144. Robot brick layers can lay six times more bricks a day as humans
  145. The new plastic bank notes are indestructible
  146. Camels store water in their humps
  147. Treadmills were used as torture devices for prisoners
  148. Humans and Bananas share 50% of their DNA
  149. You cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva
  150. You can fit the entire population of the world on the Isle of Wight
  151. Bulls are attracted to the colour red
  152. Waking a sleepwalker can do irreparable harm
  153. Bananas will be extinct in the next 10 years
  154. Your heart stops when you sneeze
  155. Toads can give you warts
  156. Coca-Cola was originally green
  157. The first word spoken on the moon was ‘okay’
  158. The record for the most children born to 1 woman is 69
  159. Canada means ‘big village’
  160. Apart from humans, black lemurs are the only primates that have blue eyes

ANSWERS


  1. False (it was 2005)
  2. False (it is Tripoli)
  3. False
  4. False (it is the Giant Squid)
  5. True
  6. True
  7. True
  8. True
  9. True
  10. False (it is approx. 40 pounds)
  11. True
  12. True
  13. False (it’s E’)
  14. False (it’s Everest)
  15. False (it’s Alfred)
  16. False (it was 1666)
  17. False
  18. True
  19. True
  20. True
  21. True
  22. False
  23. False
  24. False
  25. True
  26. True
  27. True
  28. False
  29. False
  30. True
  31. True
  32. True
  33. False
  34. False
  35. True
  36. False
  37. True
  38. True
  39. False
  40. False
  41. True
  42. True
  43. True
  44. True
  45. True
  46. True
  47. True
  48. True
  49. True
  50. True
  51. False
  52. True
  53. False
  54. True
  55. False
  56. True
  57. True
  58. False
  59. False
  60. True
  61. Myth
  62. True
  63. True
  64. True
  65. Myth
  66. True
  67. Myth
  68. Myth
  69. Myth
  70. True
  71. False
  72. False
  73. True
  74. False
  75. False
  76. True
  77. True
  78. False
  79. False
  80. True
  81. True
  82. False
  83. False
  84. True
  85. True
  86. True
  87. True
  88. False
  89. True
  90. True
  91. True
  92. False
  93. True
  94. True
  95. True
  96. False
  97. True
  98. False
  99. False
  100. True
  101. False
  102. True
  103. True
  104. False
  105. False
  106. True
  107. False
  108. True
  109. True
  110. False
  111. True
  112. True
  113. True
  114. True
  115. True
  116. False
  117. True
  118. True
  119. True
  120. False
  121. True (www was born in 1989)
  122. True
  123. True
  124. False
  125. True
  126. True
  127. True
  128. True
  129. True
  130. True
  131. True
  132. True
  133. True
  134. False
  135. False
  136. True
  137. False
  138. False
  139. True
  140. True
  141. False
  142. False
  143. True
  144. True
  145. False
  146. False
  147. True
  148. True
  149. True
  150. False
  151. False
  152. False
  153. False
  154. True
  155. False
  156. False
  157. True
  158. True
  159. True
  160. True