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Trivia Questions 23/10/12 1.

What is the current world record for the men's 100m sprint, held by Usai n Bolt? 9.58 seconds 2. Who painted The Card Players , reportedly sold for more than $250 million in 20 11? Paul Czanne 3. On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI canonized seven new saints, including Kater i Tekakwitha. What was notable about her? She was the first Native American to b e canonized 4. How many guitarists have the Red Hot Chili Peppers had? Eight 5. What is the name for a group of bears? Sloth or sleuth 6. British comedian John Cleese has what type of animal named after him? Be maraha woolly lemur (Avahi cleesei) 7. In which sport did American Misty Hyman compete? Swimming, won the gold medal in the 200-metre butterfly at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. 8. Bette Nesmith Graham, the inventor of Liquid Paper, was also the mother of a member of a band. What was the band? Mike Nesmith of The Monkees. 9. For how many days were Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries marr ied? 72 days, from August 20 to October 31 in 2011 10. What was the most recent Google Doodle celebrating? The 161st anniversar y of Moby-Dick. 11. Which movie holds the record for the longest span of time between two co nsecutive instalments of a franchise? Bambi II in 2006, 64 years after Bambi (19 42) 12. Are ligers the offspring of a male lion and a tigress, or a male tiger a nd lioness? Male lion and a tigress. Tiglon 13. The world s highest uninterrupted waterfall is 979 m high. What is its name and where is it located? Angel Falls, Venezuela 14. What is the name of the punctuation mark which combines a question mark with an exclamation mark? Interrobang 15. Which animal has the largest brain-to-body mass ratio? The shrew (around 10%) 16. The last officially recorded thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger died on 7 Sept ember 1936. What was it called? Benjamin 17. The Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896 is commonly referred to as the shortest w ar in history. How many minutes did the conflict last? 38 minutes (3 points for exact, 2 for 5 either side, 1 for 10). 18. American actor John Cazale, who worked from 1972 until his death from bo ne cancer in1978, is the only actor to have the distinction of having every film in which he appeared to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Wh at were the five films? The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter (point for each) 19. In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is the point on the Ea rth's surface which is diametrically opposite to it, for example Hong Kong and L a Quiaca in Argentina. Including their island territories, which two countries e ach have 12 antipodal countries? New Zealand and France (point for each) 20. According to style.org, what is the average cruising airspeed velocity o f an unladen European Swallow in metres per second? 11 m/sec (within 3 = 1, exac t = 3) 21. What was the top speed reached by Felix Baumgartner when he fell an esti mated 39 kilometres last Sunday? 1342 km/h

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