Pauls Quiz 189

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1. Which fish, sometimes called the 'water wolf' or 'fresh water shark',  is considered by many to be the fastest fresh water fish in the world ?

2. Since 1572, which countries flag is the oldest tricolour flag in the world ?

3. The following words are from which popular US TV series ?  
    "There is nothing wrong with your television set"

4. Who wrote the following autobiographies ?  
    a. The Moon's a Ballon  
    b. Der Rote Kampflieger  
    c. The story of my experiments with truth  (clue, a quiet man heard by billions)

5. Which edible product did the ancient Greeks use to cast ballots ?

6. The subatomic particle known as a quark was originally named after the sound a duck makes. The spelling however stems from which book ?  
    a. Finnegan's Wake  
    b. The War of the Worlds  
    c. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

7. Victor French, better known as Isaiah Edwards in 'Little house on the prarie', was only 44 in which popular 1965 US tv series ?

8. Once upon a time in America (circa 1900), which extremely expensive edible product, known then as 'Albany beef', was sold for a penny a pound and was often used in saloons like salty beer nuts today ?

9.  Why does Pediculus H. Capitis bug so many people ?

10. Which delicacy was called 'cuisses de nymphes aurore' (legs of the dawn nymphs) in fine London hotels in the early 20th century ?

ANSWERS

1. The pike. The discovery of small ducks, rats, muskrats etc inside a pike's stomach have been well documented

2. The Tricolour of the Netherlands

3. The Outer Limits The Outer Limits is an American television series. Similar in style to the earlier The Twilight Zone, though tending more to science fiction than to fantasy, The Outer Limits is an anthology of discrete story episodes, sometimes with a plot twist. The original incarnation ran two seasons, from 1963 to 1965, it was made in black-and-white, often artistically well-used. In 1995, it was revived, running for seven seasons, until 2002.

4. Three Answers:
    a. David Niven  
    b. Manfred von Richtofen  (The Red Baron)Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 ? 21 April 1918) was a German fighter pilot known as "The Red Baron". He was the most successful flying ace of World War I, being officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories. Richthofen was a member of an aristocratic family with many famous relatives.     c. Mohandas Gandhi

5. Beans   (full of beans some politicians were )  

6. a. Finnegan's Wake (James Joyce)  
    "Three quarks for Master Mark, Sure he has not got much of a bark"

7. Get Smart. 
    Like Agent 13, 44 was always assigned undercover work in unusual places like a grandfather clock or mail box.

8. Caviar   
    In fact it was often added to the beer to create an 'Albany beer' .

9. Pediculus H. Capitis is the scientific name for a head louse. 

10. Frog legs

 

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