15th January 2016 - knowledge.fail
15th January 2016
News & Current Affairs
- What did Bristol's James Potten receive instead of the Kindle e-reader he had ordered - a narwhal tusk, a tumour sample or a goblet from the Titanic?
- Which David Bowie song made it highest in the UK charts - Space Oddity, Life on Mars or Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth?
- Which Hogwarts professor did Alan Rickman play in the Harry Potter films?
- An MP has proposed introducing an English-only anthem - which song replaced Land of Hope and Glory as England's anthem for the Commonwealth Games from 2010?
- Which footballer won his fifth Ballon d'Or this week?
- Which website, founded on 15th Jan 2001, boasts over 27 million users worldwide, and over 5 million articles in its English edition?
Which doesn't belong in the list?
- Lightening, Saracen, Riff, Wolf
- Forties, Eyrie, Dogger, Viking
- Sarah Jane Smith, Rose Tyler, Ace, Janet Waterhouse
This week's country: South Korea
- Which four colours appear on the flag of South Korea?
- Which South Korean martial art was first included as an Olympic sport in 2000, having been an exhibition sport in 1988 and 1992?
- Which South Korean artist released a music video which was the first to reach one billion views on YouTube?
- In which year did Apple release the first iPhone - 2001, 2004 or 2007?
- Which Cadbury chocolate bar invites you to "Get that Friday feeling"?
- Is more of the earth's surface covered by ocean or land?
- What was the name of Popeye's girlfriend in the TV cartoons?
- Which is higher: the number of sheets on a classic Andrex toilet roll, or the number of characters permitted in a single SMS?
Letter of the week: C
- Which chemical element has the symbol C?
- Which James Bond film has a name beginning with C?
- Which Bronte sister had a name beginning with C?
Name the link between the following:
- What was the name of the three-wheeled car produced by Reliant from 1973-1981, 1989-2001 (revamped) and 2001-2002?
- A mule is the offspring of a female horse, and the male of which animal?
- Beginning with W, what was the name of the IBM supercomputer which appeared on Jeopardy, taking home the first-place prize of $1m?
- In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, "a what by any other name would smell as sweet"?