Pauls Quiz 62

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1. What is the difference between fears and phobias?

2. In which  Sci-Fi films would you find the following characters:
    a: Marvel Girl
    b: Bishop
    c: Dr. Zachary Smith
    d: Bat Guano?

3. What was the heroic real name of Howard Hughes' airplane, the Spruce Goose?

4. Umami is one of the five what?

5. What was used as currency in the following places:
    a: Iceland between the 14th and 18th centuries
    b: Netherlands in the 17th century
    c: Mexico during Aztec times
    d: Sahara until the 19th century?

6. The following people all excel in which artform:
    Victoria Principle, 
    Charlize Theron, 
    Jayne Seymour, 
    Morgan Freeman, 
    Sarah Jessica-Parker 
    and Mira Sorvino ?

7. Who designed the Italian flag?

8. Christopher Columbus believed the earth was which shape?

9. Which four land mammals have the longest life expectancy?

10. The Codex Hammer was bought by Bill gates for 30 million dollars and was the most expensive book in history. Who wrote the Codex Hammer?


1. The difference between phobias & fears are that phobias are irrational and fears are rational

2. Four answers;
    a: X-Men
    b: Alien
    c: Lost in Space
    d: Doctor Strangelove

3. HerculesThe Hughes H-4 Hercules ("Spruce Goose"), dubbed "The Edsel of Aviation", is an aircraft which was designed and built by Howard Hughes' Hughes Aircraft company. Its first and only flight took place in 1947. Hughes himself detested the nickname "Spruce Goose". The nickname arose as a way of mocking the Hercules project due to Hughes' alleged misuse of government funding to build the aircraft. The Hercules is the largest flying boat, and still holds the record for the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. Only one was ever built.

4. Tastes. (sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami)

5. Four answers;
    a: Dried fish
    b: Tulip bulbs
    c: Cocoa beans
    d: Salt

6. Ballet

7. Napol?on Bonaparte

8. Pear-shaped In the Middle Ages, most people thought the world was spherical, although Christopher Columbus believed the world to be pear shaped.

9. Four answers;
    Human (homosapian), Elephant, Hippopotomous and Orangutan

10. Leonardo da Vinci The Codex Leicester is a collection of largely scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci. It is named after Thomas Coke, later the 1st Earl of Leicester, who purchased it in 1717. Leonardo da Vinci was a prolific artist, scientist, and more. From his 30 scientific journals, this one might be the most famous of all. The Codex was purchased in 1980 by wealthy industrialist, art collector and philanthropist Armand Hammer from the Leicester estate, and renamed the "Codex Hammer". In 1994 Bill Gates bought it at auction for $30.8 million and renamed it the Codex Leicester. The Codex is put on public display once a year in a different city around the world.


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