1 Astronomer William Herschel announced the discovery of which planet in our solar system in March 1781? Uranus
2 What is the name of the ship in the novel ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson? Hispaniola
3 Joseph Lyons became Prime Minister of which country in 1932? Australia
4 The Khyber Pass is approximately how many miles long? 33 Miles
5 The singer Mary O’Brien was better known by what name? Dusty Springfield
6 In British currency slang, how much is a ‘lady’ worth? Five pounds – rhyming slang for Lady Godiva (fiver)
7 On an Ordnance Survey map, what does Ry stand for? Railway
8 How long is a dog watch at sea? Two hours
9 Which US city displays a large sign declaring it ‘The Biggest Little City in the World’? Reno, Nevada
10 PADI is the training course to qualify as an instructor in what? Scuba diving -Professional Association of Diving Instructors
11 Which English town had the Roman name Dubris? Dover, Kent
12 What does the diameter of a golf hole measure in inches? 4.25
13 What role did actor Sean Bean play in the film ‘Goldeneye’? Alec Trevelyan – 006
14 ‘Pro pace et fraternitate gentium’ is the inscription on which medal? Nobel Peace Prize Medal – For the peace and brotherhood of men
15 The city of Hollywood, Broward County, is in which US state? Florida
16 Hermit, Spider and Blue are all types of which creature? Crab
17 Ernest Vincent Wright wrote the 1939 novel ‘Gadsby’, containing over 50,000 words, leaving out which letter of the alphabet? The letter ‘E’
18 How many finger holes does a penny whistle have? Six
19 What is the collective name for a group of toads? Knot
20 What is the only English word, and its derivatives, to end in ‘mt’? Dreamt
21 In the UK, in which year was the voting age lowered from 30 to 21 for women? 1928
22 What is the most times a piece of paper can be folded in half? Seven
23 Ablutophilia is the sexual arousal from what? Water – baths, showers, etc.
24 How many goals did footballer Gary Lineker score for England? 48
25 What was the middle name of actor Laurence Olivier? Kerr
26 The ship ‘Cutty Sark’ was built in which Scottish dockyard town? Dumbarton
27 Who composed the romantic opera ‘Lohengrin’? Richard Wagner – 1850
28 What are the Secret Service names for Barack and Michelle Obama? Renegade and Renaissance
29 Lotus Air airlines is based in which African country? Egypt
30 Texas Hold ‘Em is a variation of which card game? Poker