1 Italian gynaecologist Doctor Giorgio Fischer invented which surgical procedure in 1974? Liposuction
2 Vatsyayana completed which erotic piece of work in 400 AD? Kama Sutra
3 A stogie is a cheap, thin what? Cigar
4 What is the name of Inspector Gadget’s dog in the children’s tv cartoon series ‘Inspector Gadget’? Brain
5 What is the chemical compound Calcium Oxide commonly known as? Quicklime (or burnt lime)
6 In the human body, the hallux is more commonly known by what name? Big toe
7 The wool of a Shahtoosh shawl comes from which endangered animal? Tibetan antelope (or Chiru)
8 The boxer Sonny Liston appears on the cover of which Beatles album? Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
9 Which French sculptor died in November 1917? Auguste Rodin
10 An ephyna is the young of which creature? Jellyfish
11 ‘Air & Style’ and ‘X-Trail Jam’ are events in which sport? Snowboarding
12 Lester B. Pearson became Prime Minister of which country in April 1963? Canada
13 The conflict between rival political factions the Girondins and the Jacobins, during the French Revolution, was known as The Reign of what? Terror
14 The Thousand Islands Bridge spans which North American river? Saint Lawrence River
15 The liqueur Maraschino is flavoured with which fruit? Cherries
16 Piemont and Lombardy are regions in which European country? Italy
17 Fakt is the biggest-selling daily newspaper in which European country? Poland
18 The headquarters of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) are in which European city? Paris
19 Who was the first black footballer to play for England? Viv Anderson
20 In which year was singer Elvis Presley born? 1935
21 Bert Handy, Penny Panting and Lily Duveen are all characters in which ‘Carry On’ film? Carry On Regardless
22 The 2004 Chuetsu Earthquakes occurred in which country? Japan
23 David McConnell was the founder of which cosmetics company in 1886? Avon
24 The poisonous fungus Amanita Phalloides is better known by what name? The Death Cap
25 Which ancient Greek dramatist is often referred to as ‘The Father of Comedy’? Aristophanes
26 Which Polish-born astronomer proposed that the planets orbit the sun, and was later proved right? Copernicus
27 What is the US state capital of Connecticut? Hartford
28 The Gruesome Twosome are characters in which children’s tv cartoon series? Wacky Races
29 In British decimal coinage, how much would a guinea be worth? 1.05p
30 The ‘Black Paintings’ is the name given to a group of paintings by which Spanish artist? Francisco Goya