4th December 2015 - knowledge.fail

4th December 2015

News & Current Affairs

  1. Which company is set to reuse one of its old 747 planes to carry a satellite rocket towards space?
  2. Which UK supermarket has fallen out of the FTSE 100 after falling sales caused a drop in its share price?
  3. Trading standards have seized 15 000 of which futuristic item for being "unsafe"?
  4. Which sport is played by the team who won BT Sport's Action Woman 2015 award?
  5. What have students in Dundee designed in an attempt to help users reduce spending?
  6. On 4th Dec 1872, the American merchant ship Mary Celeste was found adrift, abandoned on which ocean?

Letter of the week: I

  1. Which chemical element has the symbol I?
  2. Beginning with I, what is the modern name for Constantinople?
  3. In Greek mythology, which I was the son of Daedalus, whose wings melted when he flew too close to the sun?

Lucky Dip

  1. Which of these isn't a railway station in Glasgow - Glasgow Central, Great Victoria Street or Queen Street?
  2. What shape are the faces of a regular icosahedron?
  3. What is sold in the world's largest building by floor area, with particularly high sales around Valentines Day and Mothers Day?
  4. Who's older - Jeremy Clarkson or Alan Titchmarsh?
  5. What nationality was the first man to float in space, attached to the craft by a 17-foot tether?

Name the song the following lyrics have been misheard from:

  1. Let's pee in the corner, let's pee in the spotlight
  2. And dream her parrot, parrot, parrot dies; parrot, parrot, parrot dies
  3. In Aberdeen I would die. Da ba dee da ba di

This week's country: Peru

  1. Which two colours feature on the flag of Peru?
  2. Which city is the capital of Peru?
  3. The vicugna is a national emblem of Peru - what is it? An animal, a flower or a fruit?

Name the link between the following:

  1. Which country is home to the world's northernmost capital?
  2. Victoria Christina Hesketh is better known by the stage name Little what, under which she released the song New in Town?
  3. Who was Chelsea's top Premier League goal scorer in the 2014-2015 season?
  4. What is the chemical formula for oxygen, as it exists at standard temperature and pressure?


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