Pub Quiz 93

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1. What exactly is the so called worm in mezcal?

2. The name of which infamous woman without any parents means 'giver of all', 'all gifts' or 'all endowed'?

3. Who wrote the music for The Hollies hit 'The Air That I Breathe' and Leo Sayer's hit 'When I Need You'?

4. Which stately dish was first created in Delmonico's restaurant in 1876?

5. Who were Benny the Ball, Spook, The Brain, Fancy Fancy and Choo Choo?

6. What is the largest landlocked country in the world?

7. Who designed the famous tongue and lips logo for The Rolling Stones?

8. What does the lachrymal sac hold?

9. On 16th August 1960 a certain band first called themselves The Beatles. Previously they were 'The Silver Beatles' and 'The Silver Beetles'. How did they spell their name in May of that year? One word  B...

10. John, Paul, George and Ringo were all born in Liverpool. In which country was a. Stuart Sutcliffe and b. Pete Best born?

11. 'Anything that can go wrong will' is not Murphy's Law!! Which Law is it?

12. Which poem deals with the events surrounding the Trojan War?

13. Firsts:
    a: What did Count Alessandro Volta demonstrate to Napoleon and his court in 1801?
    b: What tool did Charles Moncky first patent even though he did not invent it?
    c: What feared device did Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling invent in 1861?
    d: What invention of Colonel Jacob Shick could be said to have changed the face of mankind when it appeared in 1931?
    e: Which synthetic food was named by its inventor after the Greek word for pearl?
    f: What did American Gail Borden do to milk for the first time in 1853, thus increasing its lifetime from three hours to considerably longer?

14. They say that children grow like weeds. What weedy name did Keith Richards give his daughter?

15. How much fuel did the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine, use in her first ten years of service:
    a: 5kg, b: 50kg, c: 500kg or d: 5,000kg?

16. American Sport:
    a: Which country's national team did the USA face in 1844 to start the oldest international cricket match in the world?
    b: In which of his movies did Ronald Reagan play baseball player G.C. Alexander?
    c: Which player on a basketball team usually plays the post, or pivot, position?
    d: Which Kennedy scored Harvard's only touchdown in a 21-7 loss to Yale in 1955?

17.One liners from the year 1968 (Many thanks to Ted Smith for these). Name the artist and song:
    a: But there ain't no cure
    b: So before they come to break down the door
    c: They used to laugh about dyin'
    d: The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
    e: Everybody's gonna jump for joy
    f: The six o'clock alarm would never ring
    g: I'll be sittin' when the evenin' come
    h: Jesus loves you more than you will know
    i: You're just a baby in disguise
    j: Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
    k: Once upon a time there was a tavern

18. Which play starts with the words "Proceed, Solinus to procure my fall, And, by the doom of death, end woes and all "

19. Which Venetian explorer served the emperor Kublai Khan?

20. What type of foodstuff is sorghum, used as a staple diet in Africa and parts of Asia, though rarely in the west?

21. Traditionally, the utterance of which syllable is banned in Switzerland in the spring?

22. Which actress played Joe's mother in the film 'Lassie Come Home' and the wife to be in the film 'The Bride of Frankenstein'?

23. On the 7th February 1984 Bruce McCandless became the first human to do what untied?

24. Who coined the spying term 'mole'?

25. Which famous vessel constructed with balsa wood was named after a sun god?

26. In book and film, the Paragon Panther, a three-time Grand Prix winner, is better known as what?

27. Which part of the world is named after the goddess of winter and the hunt?

28. Which Star Trek character plays the trombone?

29. The 'Turtle' was the first submarine used in battle. In which war was it used?

30. Which Oscar winning actor played the reclusive Boo Radley in the film 'To Kill A Mockingbird'?

31. The Horn of Amalthea is better known as what?

32. John Kay was the lead singer in which 'acid rock' 60s band?

33. Which book, published in 1086, did the Oxford History Of England call the most famous document of the middle ages?

34. Which discount store was founded by Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer back in 1841 in the Netherlands and still has thousands of stores in over 20 countries worldwide?

35. In which countries are the following tasty cities located?
    a. Cayenne
    b. Tabasco
    c. Gin Gin

36. In a very popular song written by Johnny Mercer, which words precede "eliminate the negative"? 

37. In Greek mythology, who was responsible for slaying the Amazon queen Penthesilea?

38. When France decided to leave NATO French President Charles de Gaulle phoned the US President and said he wanted all American service personnel removed from French soil. The US President replied "Does that include those buried in it?" Who was the US President?

39. Of which winter sport did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle become and early British exponent?

40. For each off the following one-liners from famous songs of 1965, name the song title and the responsible artist:
    a: When I'm drivin' in my car, and the man comes on the radio
    b: But every now and then I feel so insecure
    c: When you're alone and life is making you lonely
    d: And if I get scared, you're always around
    e: Now there's no welcome look
    f: Now I need a place to hide away
    g: She's been married seven times before
    h: But when I see you hanging about with anyone
    i: It's your life, And you can do what you want
    j: Just get away where your worries won't find you
    k: It's the kiss of death from Mister
    l: Lonely rivers flow to the sea

41. In archery, what is known as a perfect end?

42. What is the difference between men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse?

43. The channel between Australia and Tasmania was named after a British explorer, who was he (First and last name please)?


1. A butterfly larva.

2. Pandora

3. Albert Hammond (of 'It Never Rains In Southern California' fame)

4. Baked Alaska

5. Members of Top Cat's gang.

6. Kazakhstan (2,670,000 square km)

7. John Pasche

8. Tears

9. Beatals

10. a. Stuart Sutcliffe was born in Edinburgh Scotland b. Pete Best was born in Madras India.

11. Finagle's Law (of Dynamic Negatives)

12. Iliad

13. Answers:
    a: The (electric) battery
    b: The Monkey wrench (interestingly, the device was called a monkey wrench long before Charles Moncky patented it - he sold the patent for $2000 in order to buy a house)
    c: Machine gun, first known as the Gatling gun
    d: The electric razor
    e: Margarine - named after 'margarites'.
    f: Condense it

14. Dandelion

15. a: 5kg

16. Answers
    a: Canada's
    b: The Winning Team
    c: Center
    d: Teddy Kennedy

17. Answers (Song - Artist (other versions)):
    a: Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer (Eddie Cochran,  The Who)
    b: Delilah - Tom Jones
    c: The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde - Georgie Fame
    d: Fool On The Hill - Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66  (Shirley Bassey)
    e: The Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann
    f: Daydream Believer - The Monkees
    g: (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
    h: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
    i: Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
    j: Lady Madonna - The Beatles
    k: Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkins

18. The Comedy Of Errors - Shakespeare

19. Marco polo

20. A grain

21. Yo  In order to prevent avalanches (According to the Oxford English Dictionary yodel means "to utter the syllable yo".)

22. Elsa Lanchester

23. Float in space. With the aid of the Manned Manoeuvring Unit (Jet Pack)

24. John Le Carre (from the novel 'Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy')

25. Kon-Tiki

26. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

27. Scandinavia

28. Will Riker

29. American War of Independence

30. A very young Robert Duvall

31. Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty

32. Steppenwolf

33. Doomsday Book

34.  C & A (From the initials of the two brothers)

35. Three answers
    a. French Guyana
    b. Mexico
    c. Australia

36. "You've got to accentuate the positive"

37. Achilles

38. L B J

39. Skiing

40. Answers:
    a: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
    b: Help - The Beatles
    c: Downtown - Petula Clark
    d: I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
    e: You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
    f: Yesterday - The Beatles
    g: I'm Henry The Eighth, I Am - Herman's Hermits
    h: It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
    i: Tired Of Waiting For You - The Kinks
    j: I Know A Place - Petula Clark
    k: Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
    l: Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

41. Six arrows landing in Gold

42. Two extra women on the women's team

43. George Bass


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