Pub Quiz 144

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1. What is the largest pachyderm in the world?

2. What is the only country in the world with the Bible on its national flag?
    a. Mexico
    b. The Philippines
    c. The Dominican Republic
    d. The Vatican State

3. The name of which Principality, formed in 1278, is thought to be derived from 'al Darra', the Arabic word for forest?

4. Which famous song, which includes the phrase "I'd love to turn you on", was banned by the BBC from airplay in 1967 on the basis of this line, claiming it could "encourage a permissive attitude toward drug-taking"?

5. According to the human rights organisation Freedom House, what percentage of the worlds population live in countries with a free press? plus or minus 10%

6. Henry Ford kept the last breath of which inventive man in an enclosed test tube?

7. What is the dot over a lower case i or j called?

8. Which insects get their name from an ancient superstition that they crawl into the ears of sleeping people?

9. The 1922 film 'Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror' was the first film about which person?

10. Plus or minus one second, what is now the world record time for restoring a Rubik's cube at an official competition?

11. The following are national or state mottos. For each motto, identify the country or state:
    a: Dieu et mon droit (French, 'God and my right')
    b: Pro mundi beneficio (Latin, 'For the benefit of the world')
    c: Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn (Local language, 'We wish to remain what we are')
    d: Liberté, égalité, fraternité (French, 'Liberty, equality, fraternity')
    e: L'union fait la force (French, 'Unity makes strength')
    f: Patria o muerte (Spanish, 'Homeland or death')
    g: Ordem e progresso (Portuguese, 'Order and progress')
    h: Nulli Expugnabilis Hosti (Latin: 'Conquered by no enemy')
    i: A mari usque ad mare (Latin, 'From sea to sea')
    j: In My Defens God Me Defend (Often abbreviated as 'IN DEFENS')

12. What is a 'Wobbegong'?
    a. An Appalachian idiophone
    b. A bat like creature in Harry Potter books
    c. A carpet shark

13. Alex Rodriguez excels at which sport, making him the highest paid player of all time?

14. According to the IAEO, name the 10 countries in the world with the most nuclear reactors.

15. Name the British band or singer that released each of the following albums.
    a. New Boots and Panties!! (1978)
    b. Atom Heart Mother (1970)
    c. 12x5 (1964) (pronounced "twelve by five")
    d. A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse (1971)
    e. Jesus of Cool (in the UK) Pure Pop for Now People (in the USA) (1978)

16. What do people suffering from TRICHOTILLOMANIA have a sometimes frustrated impulse to do?

17. Put the following countries in order of average life expectancy of their people (averaged for men and women), starting with the highest:
    a: Russia
    b: United States
    c: Macau
    d: Swaziland
    e: Australia

18. The following words are from songs with the word 'Train' in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer
    a. It was 9.29
    b. He takes me to a movie or to a restaurant
    c. Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
    d. The next stop we make will be England
    e. We'll have time for coffee flavoured kisses
    f. Wrong way on a one way track

19. Porto flip, Green Hornet, French Connection, Jack Rose and Panama are all examples of what?

20. Although the answer may sound fishy, according to the UK science journal 'Biology Letters', Atlantic and Pacific herring communicate with each other by using which faux pas?


1. African elephant. Pachyderm means 'thick skin'

2. c. The Dominican Republic

3. Andorra

4. A Day in the Life, (Beatles, from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

5. 17%

6. Thomas A. Edison

7. Tittle

8. Earwigs

9. Dracula

10. 7.08 seconds. Erik Akkerdijk (Holland) at the 2008 Czech Open

11. Nine Answers:
    a: United Kingdom
    b: Panama
    c: Luxembourg
    d: France
    e: Haiti
    f: Cuba
    g: Brazil
    h: Gibraltar
    i: Canada
    j: Scotland

12. c. A carpet shark

13. Baseball

14. USA (104), France (59), Japan (53), Russia (31), Rep Korea (20), GB (19), Canada (18), Germany (17), India (17), Ukraine (15)

15. Five answers
    a. Ian Dury and the Blockheads
    b. Pink Floyd
    c. Rolling Stones
    d. The Faces
    e. Nick Lowe

16. Pull their hair out (hair loss from a patient's repetitive self-pulling of hair)

17. Correct order: C E B A D  - Macau (84), Australia (81), United States (78), Russia (66), Swaziland (31)

18. Six answers
    a. Last train to London (ELO)
    b. Morning Train (Sheena Easton)
    c. Peace Train (Cat Stevens)
    d. Love Train (O'Jays)
    e. Last train to Clarksville (Monkees)
    f. Runaway Train (Tom Petty)

19. Cocktails (specifically with brandy or cognac)

20. Farting


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