July 19, 2011 | GC Click on question to reveal answer 1 The world’s first tilting bridge straddles which English river? 2 In Greek mythology, what is the name of the giant watchman with 100 eyes, also adopted as the name of a UK retail chain? 3 Which UK tv series set in a hospital, which first aired in 1979, had the theme tune ‘H.A.P.P.Y’? 4 Mizaru, Mikazaru and Iwazaru are the names of the three what? 5 ‘The Heater from Van Meter’ was the nickname of which American Major League Baseball pitcher? 6 Googol is a number written as the numeral 1 followed by how many zeros? 7 In December 2007, The Empire State Building in New York was illuminated yellow to promote which film? 8 Which US singing duo started out under the names Caesar and Cleo? 9 Aside from the Flightless Cormorant, which is the only bird that can swim but can’t fly? 10 Which famous singer died of a heart attack on a Spanish golf course in October 1977? 11 According to the bible, what was the name of the murderer who was released by Pontius Pilate in preference to Jesus? 12 Fidel Castro, former President of Cuba, ordered which board game to be destroyed when he took power? 13 What is the name of the last Beatles album to be recorded before the band split up? 14 What is the name of a community of ants? 15 What disability did the wife and mother of inventor Alexander Graham Bell both suffer? 16 The Lady Lever Art Gallery is in which English city? 17 The symbol ”£” in British currency derives from the first letter of which Latin word for pound? 18 Pink Fairy and Nine Banded are species of which animal? 19 Which politician formed the French National Front in 1972? 20 What were the first names of English novelist R.D.Blackmore? 21 The Iroquois Cup is competed for in which sport? 22 Don Diego de la Vega is the secret name of which Spanish fictional character? 23 The Sipi Tau is performed by which national rugby union team before each of their international matches? 24 ‘Piapa’ is the alphabet of which US state? 25 Which creature features on the label of a Bacardi rum bottle? 26 Which English Premier League football club has the motto ‘Audere est Facere’ (To Dare is to Do)? 27 Which 1930’s US gangster, upon being admitted to Indiana State Prison, is quoted as saying ‘I will be the meanest bastard you ever saw when I get out of here’? 28 ‘Shazam’ is the favourite word of which comic book hero? 29 In warfare, what does ICBM stand for? 30 Which wife of English monarch King Henry Vlll was imprisoned in the Tower of London in May 1536?