18th December 2015 - knowledge.fail

18th December 2015

News & Current Affairs

  1. Where did Briton Tim Peake arrive at the end of his six-hour flight this week?
  2. What will be given a special coating in Hackney to discourage peeing in the street?
  3. Which mobile app has the NHS hooked up with to try to encourage more organ donations?
  4. Which TV show had seven of the ten most-watched episodes of 2015?
  5. Which country has the UN named as the nicest country to live in for the 12th year running?
  6. What was abolished in Great Britain by the Murder Act 1965, made permanent on 18th Dec 1969?

Which famous Christmas songs are anagrams of the following?

  1. Abs Tan Bay
  2. Deletes a Mini Town
  3. My Mr Everyday Boxers

This week's letter: G

  1. Which US state begins with G?
  2. Which sign of the zodiac begins with G?
  3. Which of Disney's Seven Dwarves has a name beginning with G?

Lucky Dip

  1. Which band is the only artist to have held UK Christmas Number Ones in three consecutive years, between 1996-1998?
  2. Which is the largest planet in the solar system, by both mass and volume?
  3. Appointed for a period of five years, which adventurer and TV presenter is the current Chief Scout?
  4. Which artist painted the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel, which includes the work "The Creation of Adam" as one of a series of nine images from Genesis?
  5. In which country were the first Christmas cards commissioned in May 1843?

Country of the Week: Guinea-Bissau

  1. What four colours appear on the flag of Guinea-Bissau?
  2. What is the official language of Guinea-Bissau?
  3. Is Guinea-Bissau on the east or the west coast of Africa?

Name the link between the following:

  1. Which series of comedy films features Inspector Jacques Clouseau solving crimes, which have included the disappearance of a large pink diamond?
  2. Which British car manufacturer has current models including XE, XF and F-type?
  3. Who is the world's best-paid golfer, earning $50m in endorsements in 2014?
  4. The scientific name for a giraffe comes from its similarity in appearance to a cross between a camel, and which other animal?


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