22nd January 2016 - knowledge.fail

22nd January 2016

News & Current Affairs

  1. Which TV duo have picked up the most popular presenter award at the National Television Awards for the fifteenth year in a row?
  2. Which football team has been identified by Deloitte as the world's richest for the 11th year running?
  3. Which website has announced it will close after 16 years, leaving one less place for its owners to get back in touch should they ever lose contact?
  4. Which band have started the happy new year by getting back together to take a chance on opening a restaurant in Stockholm?
  5. Asylum seekers in Middlesbrough are to have their doors repainted from what colour in an attempt to reduce the chance of racist attacks?
  6. Evo Morales, who took office on 23rd Jan 2006, is president of which South American country?

The Letter S

  1. Which Pro 12 rugby team has a name beginning with S?
  2. Which of the seven deadly sins begins with S?
  3. Which Pevensie sibling from the Chronicles of Narnia has a name beginning with S?

Country of the Week: Iceland

  1. Which colours appear on the flag of Iceland?
  2. What is the capital of Iceland?
  3. Which Icelander, son of Erik the Red, is often considered to have been the first European to reach North America?

Lucky Dip

  1. Which British athlete won the gold medal for triple jump at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, having won silver in 1996 at Atlanta?
  2. Which is higher: the number of IKEA stores in the UK, or the number of properties on a Monopoly board?
  3. Which is further north: the Tropic of Cancer or the Tropic of Capricorn?
  4. What is a pangram, of which this very bad joke of a quiz question is an example?
  5. Who are Monty, Willow and Holly, who appeared alongside Daniel Craig in a video for the 2012 London Olympics?

Which films, when their names are translated through a series of languages by an online translator, give the following?

  1. Star Wars VII: in order to facilitate Group detergent (en -> et -> th -> sv -> no -> hi -> ar -> cs -> fa -> es -> cy -> lv -> vi -> mt -> da -> pl -> en)
  2. Black Knight added. (en -> lv -> ar -> no -> fa -> sv -> mt -> vi -> da -> hi -> cs -> th -> en)
  3. The game simulation (en -> et -> no -> es -> vi -> da -> cy -> fa -> ar -> lv -> cs -> hi -> th -> en)

Name the link between the following:

  1. In military tradition, the bugle call which ends the day's activities is called the Last what?
  2. Introduced by Iomega in 1994, which type of computer disk had capacities at launch of 100MB, later rising to as much as 750MB?
  3. If you throw a bowling ball down a lane, what are you trying to hit?
  4. What was the surname of the TV detective Endeavour, whose sidekick was Robert Lewis?


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