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Factoids Quiz 42

More Trivial facts you are better off not knowing! 10 Questions.

 
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What lucky charm did the composer Grieg keep in his pocket and rub for luck before concerts?

  • A rabbit's foot
  • A frog figurine
  • A walnut
  • A piece of coal

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Approximately what percentage of the world's 15,000-odd known species of orchids can be found in Brazil?

  • 20%
  • 30%
  • 40%
  • 50%

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For what property was honey used as the centre of pneumatic golf balls?

  • It does not decay
  • To guide bees to lost balls
  • It prevented freezing of the core
  • To help players find the sweet spot

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Sam Weller is a character in which book by Charles Dickens?

  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • Martin Chuzzlewit
  • The Pickwick Papers

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Which ancient civilisation used to make a drink for the gods of ground cocoa mixed in with spices and corn?

  • Mitannian
  • Egyptian
  • Greco-Bactria
  • Aztec

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Which of the following mammals cannot vomit?

  • Squirrel
  • Rat
  • Weasel
  • Hedgehog

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What relation is Christopher Lee to Ian Fleming?

  • Cousin
  • Brother-in-Law
  • Father
  • Son

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Which one of these African countries does not have a coastline?

  • Mali
  • Eritrea
  • Senegal
  • Cameroon

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What did Ben Corson and Roger Stoughton invent in 1927?

  • Milking machine
  • CS gas
  • Colour television
  • Zip fastener

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In 1894, what did 'The Times' estimate London would be by 1950?

  • Submerged by the English channel
  • Completely rebuilt
  • Nine feet deep in horse manure
  • The capital of the world

 

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