15th January 2016 - knowledge.fail

15th January 2016

News & Current Affairs

  1. 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?
  2. Which David Bowie song made it highest in the UK charts - Space Oddity, Life on Mars or Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth?
  3. Which Hogwarts professor did Alan Rickman play in the Harry Potter films?
  4. 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?
  5. Which footballer won his fifth Ballon d'Or this week?
  6. 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?

  1. Lightening, Saracen, Riff, Wolf
  2. Forties, Eyrie, Dogger, Viking
  3. Sarah Jane Smith, Rose Tyler, Ace, Janet Waterhouse

This week's country: South Korea

  1. Which four colours appear on the flag of South Korea?
  2. Which South Korean martial art was first included as an Olympic sport in 2000, having been an exhibition sport in 1988 and 1992?
  3. Which South Korean artist released a music video which was the first to reach one billion views on YouTube?

Pot Luck

  1. In which year did Apple release the first iPhone - 2001, 2004 or 2007?
  2. Which Cadbury chocolate bar invites you to "Get that Friday feeling"?
  3. Is more of the earth's surface covered by ocean or land?
  4. What was the name of Popeye's girlfriend in the TV cartoons?
  5. 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

  1. Which chemical element has the symbol C?
  2. Which James Bond film has a name beginning with C?
  3. Which Bronte sister had a name beginning with C?

Name the link between the following:

  1. What was the name of the three-wheeled car produced by Reliant from 1973-1981, 1989-2001 (revamped) and 2001-2002?
  2. A mule is the offspring of a female horse, and the male of which animal?
  3. Beginning with W, what was the name of the IBM supercomputer which appeared on Jeopardy, taking home the first-place prize of $1m?
  4. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, "a what by any other name would smell as sweet"?


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