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Harry is five years older than Henry. The sum of their ages is 71. How old is Henry?
Which of these animals can go longest without water?
Bob Holness
Who hosted 'Call My Bluff' on TV?
According to the proverb, what cuts diamond?
The word 'coach' is derived from what village in Hungary, where coaches were invented and first used?
What's the name of Michaelangelo's famous marble statue?
Clark Kent
What was the name of the character played by Christopher Reeve in 'Superman'?
Who composed 'Also Sprach Zarathustra'?
Which instrument was Niccolo Paganini famous for playing?
Bill Pertwee
In TV comdy, which actor played ARP Warden Hodges in 'Dad's Army'?
Which charity set up in 1942 to relieve poverty around the world has its headquarters in Oxford?
Which band are Matt, Charlie and James?
As of the year 2000, Montserrat was a protectorate of which country?
Is a widow
The American revolutionary John Stark said before battle, 'We beat them today, or Molly Stark...' what?
Approximately, how many moving parts are there in the human body?
When did Zagreb become the capital city of Croatia?
Which of these numbers cannot be written as a fraction (and so is an irrational number)?
Lord Chancellor
Who is the highest paid in the Houses of Parliament?
The Diet is the name of which country's parliament?
Mickey Mouse
In Fantasia, who plays the part of the 'Sorcerer's Apprentice'?
Good table manners
The writer George Mikes says that, 'On the Continent people have good food; in England people have...' what?
A fire to be lit
According to the humanist Francois Rabelais, 'A child is not a vase to be filled, but...' what?
In which country would you find the Labrador Peninsula?
On 'Emmerdale,' what was Zak Dingle's father's name?
Cartoon Heroes
Which of the following was not a UK No. 1 for the Danish Band 'Aqua'?
Which shipping area is due north of Shannon?
In which TV show were Slim Sherman and Jess Harper partners in a ranch who supplemented their income by operating a stagecoach station?
The Streets
Whose debut album is called 'Original Pirate Material'?
What are the ridges on the sides of coins called?
In what year were the Olympic Games held in London for the first time?
Who wrote 'Portrait of a Lady'?
Bette Midler
Who in the musical world is known as 'The Divine Miss M'?
Kelsey Grammar
Who plays the title role in the TV sitcom 'Frasier'?
4700 years old
How old is Methuseleh, the oldest living tree in the United States believed to be?
English Channel
In 1875, Matthew Webb became the first person to swim what body of water?
Numerically, which is the first element of the Periodic table?
A 'lost' self-portrait was sold at a July 2003 auction for L6.94m, who was the artist?
Johnny Mercer's song goes, 'Jeepers Creepers - where you get them...' what?
34.3 cm
How tall is an Academy Awards 'Oscar' statuette?
Also a creative urge
Anarchist Michael Bakunin once said that 'the urge for destruction is...' what?
What is 'town' in Dutch?
According to the Roman historian Tacitus, what, 'Is not always wrong'?
Which of pasta variety is thinnest?
A lie
An abomination to the Lord, but a very present help in time of trouble.' What is being described here?
Mulberry leaves
What do silkworms eat?
On which island is the resort of Faliraki, which made the headlines in summer 2003?
In golf, what is the name of a score of one stroke under par at a hole?
What is the name given to the branch of medicine that is concerned with disorders of the blood?
When is Simnel Cake traditionally eaten?
15 inches
Which one of these lengths is the shortest, 33 miles, 40 cm, 33 miles or 15 inches?
Harrison Ford
Which actor was president of the George Formby Appreciation Society?
Jaw bone
In humans, what is the mandible commonly known as?
In which year did World War I end?
Ruud Van Nistlerooy
In January 2002, which Man Utd player equalled a Premiership record by scoring in 7 successive matches?
What is added to vodka or gin to make a dry martini?
What is the first name of Hagrid in the Harry Potter books?
Roughly how many miles separate London and Edinburgh as the crow flies?
A werewolf
In the third Harry Potter book, Professor Lupin is a wizard and what else?
In which city is Hartsfield International Airport situated?
What type of verse does not rhyme?
In the computer game world, what is the heroine Lara's surname?
Which group's major hits have been written by Difford and Tilbrook?
What is the traditional Spanish rice dish called?
If an animal was described as 'Panivorous', what would it dine upon?
According to the Roman satirist Juvenal, what is 'the one and only nobility'?
What did the critic Clifton Fadiman describe as 'Milk's leap toward immortality'?
What fruit has the Latin name Prunus Persica?
How many carats are in chemically pure gold?
News at Ten' was taken off ITV (briefly) in 1999 - in which month?
True Grit
Which movie won John Wayne his only Oscar?
Neanderthal man
Which of these has a larger brain?
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
What was the title of the 2002 'Star Wars' movie?
What was A.A. Milne's first name?
Matlock is the administrative center of which county?
According to French dramatist Eugene Ionesco, 'A civil servant doesn't make...' what?
What, according to the proverb, 'Laughs at locksmiths'?
Geri Halliwell
Which former spice girl also worked for a time as a Turkish game show host?
How many strings are on a violin?
The novelist Kurt Vonnegut said, 'Men are jerks. Women are...' what?
Govern themselves
The historian Louis Thiers said, 'The King reins, and the people...' what?
What is the capital of Nepal?
Schindler's List
Which is the only 1990's movie to feature in the top 10 of the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies?
Which form of leather derives its name from the French for 'Swedish'?
Chevy Chase
Which actor's real name is Cornelius Crane Chase?
Of whom was Hunter S. Thompson writing when he said, '[He speaks] to the werewolf in us, the bully, the predatory shyster'?
Salma Hayek
In February 2003, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film 'Frida'?
Dante wrote 'Abandon all hope, you who enter!' Where?
Jimmy Nail
Who on TV has played characters called Oz and Spender?
Where in the body are the Islets of Langerhans?
Richard Trevithick
Who built the first steam-powered locomotive to run on tracks?
What is a collective noun for a group of donkeys?
According to the proverb, 'It is better to travel hopefully than to...' what?
Jack Nicklaus
Which American golfer was the first to win the US Masters five times?
Take That
Who had a UK 1994 number one with 'Everything Changes'?
21 days
What is the gestation period (length of pregnancy) of a mouse?
250 inches
Which one of these distances is the longest, 150 mm, 22 kw, 630 cm or 250 inches?
In which city was the 2003 Cricket World Cup final held?
The Amur River joins Russia and which country?
What is the alternative name of the panther?
Houston, we've had a problem
Which is the correct version of James Lovell's famous 'Apollo 13' quote?
I Get a Kick Out of You
With which Sinatra standard did Gary Shearston have his only ever UK chart entry in 1974?
Baker Street
Which London street did Gerry Rafferty sing about in 1978?
The Conquistadors
Who named the capital of Ecuador Quito?
225,000 sq. miles
How large is the Kalahari desert?
Sir Francis Galton
Which scientist cousin of Charles Darwin coined the term 'eugenics'?
Which of the following is in Tennessee?
Vivienne Westwood
Which fashion designer once ran a shop in King's Road, London with Malcolm McLaren?
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Which book was originally titled 'Stephen Hero'?
Who wrote 'The Pickwick Papers'?
Tony Parks
Which goalkeeper was the hero of the hour helping Tottenham win the 1984 UEFA Cup on penalties?
Which country governs the Azores?
Robbie Williams
Who won Best Single and Best Video at the Brit Awards 2000?
Complete the name of the band, 'Katrina and the...' what?
William Faulkner
Which Nobel Prize winning novelist contributed to the screenplay to 'The Big Sleep' in 1946?
Liam Neeson
Which actor, born in Northern Ireland, appeared in 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' as Gui-Gon Jinn?
Steven Hawking said of 'A Brief History of Time' that 'Each [what?]... in the book would halve the sales'?
In what year did Gary Powers hit the headlines?
In which country did Sapporo beer originate?
What is the capital of Ecuador?
A snake
What type of creature is a Mamba?
In which century were The Wars of the Roses fought?
What is the section of the human brain called that controls the heart and circulation?
What is the name of the clarified butter often used in Indian cookery?
Los Angeles
In which American city is Linkin' Park based?
The location for the BBC series 'Castaway' was which Scottish island?
Papua New Guinea
Which country administers the Bismarck Archipelago?
Male bee humingbird
What is the world's smallest bird?
Which Swedish group had chart success with the single 'Mamma Mia'?
Port Said
Which Egyptian city stands at the northern end of the Suez canal?
Which country has suffered the greatest amount of deforestation in the last ten years?
Jerry Lee Lewis
Which rock and roll star married his 14-year-old cousin in 1957?
Get asleep
There never was a child so lovely that his mother wasn't glad to...' Finish this quote by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Leo Tolstoy
Which Russian author penned the mighty work 'War and Peace'?
Alexander Friedman
Who was the first person to show that the universe was expanding?
If you fly directly from Paris in France to Milan in Italy, over which third country do you fly?
Which planet is furthest from the sun?
A bad result
What, in rhyming slang, is the DJ Pete Tong associated with?
The Monkees
Betty Nesmith made a fortune from Liquid Paper. And her son made another fortune with which rock band?
Pacific Ocean
Where are the Marshall Islands located?
What nationality is Azzedine Alaia, famous for his figure-hugging designs, soft leathers and stretch fabrics?
Which species includes a breed called the Egyptian Mau?
Which vegetable is used to flavor the Greek yogurt dish Tzatziki?
Pentland Firth
What 'P' separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Britain?
Boyzone and The Corrs are from which country?
What country does actor Johnny Depp call home?
In Eastenders, what is the name of Anthony and Paul Truman's father?
What is the name of Steffi Graf's father?
Brotherhood of Man
Which group had Eurovision success for Britain in 1976 with 'Save Your Kisses for Me'?
Which English king died at the battle of Hastings in 1066?
Matt LeBlanc
In 2002, which actor from the TV show 'Friends' said he planned to marry his girlfriend Melissa McKnight?
What is a Morrocan stew called?
Which of these foodstuffs is not traditionally used in Morrocan cooking?
According to the Koran, there is no what in religion?
What is the name of the character that Scarlett Johansson plays in 'In Good Company'?
What car company manufactured the Rabbit?
Career move
The novelist Gore Vidal said of his rival Truman Capote's death, 'Good...' what?
Arthur Miller
What was the name of the playwright husband of Marilyn Monroe?
According to Eeyore in 'Winnie-the-Pooh,' what is, 'Overrated if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it'?
According to the novelist John Updike, what, 'Is a vast conspiracy to make you happy'?
Which artist had a UK No. 2 with the single ' Confide in Me?'
In the USA, what was sold illegally at a 'Speakeasy' in the 1920's and 1930's?
What fruit has the Latin name Malus Sylvestris?
Vietnam War
Which war is featured in the movie 'Platoon'?
In 1970 Boeing manufactured the first type of which model of jet?
A 2002 UN report claimed that which African country's forests could disappear altogether by 2020?
Ruby Wax
Who presented 'The Waiting Game' on BBC1 in 2002?
Who had a 1999 hit with a cover version of 'Mickey'?
Rik Mayall
Which British comedian had his role as Peeves the poltergeist edited out of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'?
Which is the smallest nation by population to play in the FIFA World Cup Finals?
Which species contains a breed called the Lowchen?
Sexually, what turns algalmotophiliacs on?
John Lennon
If all of these rock stars were still alive today, which would be the oldest: John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin or Jim Morrison?
If you asked for a grunt or a slump in an American restaurant, what would you be served?
How many cups in a quart?
Ben Elton
Which comedian wrote the novel 'Gridlock'?
Tony Blair
Whose middle names are Charles Lynton?
Charles Darwin was a naturalist from which country?
Rhea Perlman
Who played the waitress Carla in the TV sitcom 'Cheers'?
How many provinces are there in Canada?
Distance runner Haile Gabreselassie comes from which African country?
The Princess of Wales famously spent a holiday at Martha's Vineyard at the request of which country's ambassador to the U.S.?
Which mnemonic helps one remember the Great Lakes?
Vanessa Bell
Which Bloomsbury Group artist was the sister of Virginia Woolf'?
An Iranian god
Who or wht is Ahura Mazda?
A joke
The clergyman Sydney Smith said that what, 'required a surgical operation to get... well into a Scotch understanding'?
Eric Cantona
Ash's fourth single was called 'Kung Fu'; who appeared on the cover of that single?
In what year did Steven Speilberg graduate from California Film School?
Civil servants
What body of people did the civil servant Edward Bridges 'confidently expect [to be] grouped with mothers-in-law and Wigan Pier as one of the recognised objects of ridicule'?
On what form of transport would you be if you were travelling on 'Concorde'?
Spice Girls
In the 1990's, who had three successive Christmas number ones?
Leopoldo Galtieri
Who was appointed president of Argentina in 1981?
Boston Pops Orchestra
Of which orchestra was Arthur Fiedler the maestro for fifty seasons?
According to Sir Thomas Mallory's 'Morte d'Arthur' how many knights of the Round Table were there?
James Brown
In 'Rocky IV' which soul legend appeared to sing 'Living in America' before Apollo Creed's fight with Drago?
Which nationality was writer James Joyce?
Which region or state's name comes from the Greek words for 'Land Between the Rivers'?
Kelly Rowland
Which member of Destiny's Child appeared in the 2003 film 'Freddy v Jason'?
Mary I
Which English queen executed Lady Jane Grey?
The trickster
The poet Jean de la Fontaine thought it 'Doubly fun to trick...' whom?
What is the meat ingredient of shepher's pie?
What is Vulcan the Roman God of?
In what country was milk chocolate invented?
The landscape of the moon, by Buzz Aldrin
Beautiful! Beautiful! Magnificent desolation.' What is being referred to here, and by whom?
For which Disney movie did Michael J. Fox voice the character Milo?
Which country was ruled by Nicolae Ceausescu between 1965 and 1989?
Which city does the singer Jamelia come from?
Gwyneth Paltrow
Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay married which American Actress?
When did the Financial Times newspaper adopt its famous pink paper in Britain?
Which record company signed Destiny's Child in 1997?
The side of the head of a hammer is called the...
Lizard Point
What is the southernmost point on the British mainland?
Blood pressure
What would a doctor measure using a sphymomanometer?
In Eastenders who did Gary marry?
In which city can the Mosque of the Dome of the Rock be found?
Who did Julien MacDonald anger in February 2005?
What was the first name of Cybill Shepherd's character in the comedy drama Moonlighting?
From where do watermelons originate?
Mr. Hyde
Complete the following Robert Louis Stevenson novel: 'Dr. Jeckyl and...' who?
Back to the Future
Which 1980's movie contains the line 'Roads? Where we're going we don't need... roads!'?
What is the eighth planet from the sun?
The legendary Russian keeper Lev Yashin won how many caps during his career?
Vivian Nicholson
What 'V' was the subject of 'Spend Spend Spend'?
Maputo is the capital of which African country?
In Scandinavian mythology, what was the name of the resting-place of warriors killed in battle?
Peter Andre
Who came to the English public's attention with his single 'Mysterious Girl?'
George Sand
What was the name of Chopin's mistress?
Laika the dog
What was the first living thing humanity sent into space?
Flying fox
By what misleading name is the fruit eating bat of tropical Africa usually known?
According to the novelist Edna O'Brien, which, 'is a wicked month'?
Whose album was called 'Without You I'm Nothing'?
Al Pacino
In film, which actor received an Oscar nomination for his role in the film 'Serpico'?
In which African country is the city of Marrakech?
25.4 cm
How many centimetres equal 10 inches?
Which planet is the 'third rock from the Sun'?
Steven Soderbergh
Who directed the movie 'Erin Bockovich'?
Where are the Aleutian Islands located?
Jeffrey Archer
Who wrote the 1984 novel 'First Among Equals'?
In theater, complete the title of the following musical: 'Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor...' what?
Jarvis Cocker
In October 2002, which pop star announced his wife, Camille Bidault-Waddington was expecting their first child?
India ink is from...
In Neighbours, what is the name of Sindi's American cousin?
In which sea does the island of Malta lie?
Who won the Brit Award for Best Male Singer in 1992?
Cary Elwes
Which of these stars does not appear in the film 'The Grudge'?
Which famous London theatre opened at Puddle Dock in 1960?
Minnie Caldwell
Who had a cat named Bobby in 'Coronation Street'?
In which year did Elton John and Tim Rice win an Oscar for 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight'?
Who wrote 'The Cricket on the Hearth'?
Star Trek
Which TV program showed the first televised interracial kiss?
Connie Francis
Who sang 'Lipstick on Your Collar'?
Whose last theorum did Andrew Wiles famously prove in 1993?
Quantum Physics
Niels Bohr said, 'Anybody who is not shocked by this subject has failed to understand it.' What was he talking about?
In TV, what is the first name of the comedian Large from 'Little and Large'?
Lloyd George
Of whom did Margot Asquith say: 'He could not see a belt without hitting below it?'
What is Rodney Trotter's middle name in 'Only Fools and Horses'?

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