Pauls Quiz 260

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1. Prior to the completion and opening of The Shard in London in 2012, the two tallest buildings in the E.U. were both found in which central European city?

2. Between the years 1960 and 1989 there were 13 songs that reached number one in the UK charts with an animal (or animals) in the song title. Can you name four? One point for each correct answer.

3. The name of which African country, once a colony called 'German South-West Africa', translated means 'Area where there is nothing'?

4. An eastern US port city, an ecosystem, a girls name, a river, a domestic cat breed and a type of womans dress. One word, 8 letters.

5. Since the introduction of the Open era in 1968, which two men have lost a record four Wimbledon Mens Singles finals? One point for each correct answer.

6. During the Cold War there was a military doctrine named 'MAD'. 'MAD' was an acronym for what?

7. Laurent Blanc was the first player ever to do what in a FIFA World Cup match?

8. Theoretically, when extended to five dimensions, a 'Black Hole' becomes a black what?

9. What is the three letter word for the egg mass from fish used to make caviar?

10. Klaus Voorman won a Grammy Award for his cover design on The Beatles Revolver album. Voorman was also the bassist for which successful British band between 1966 and 1969?


1. Frankfurt (Commerzbank Tower, 259 m/850 ft and Messeturm, 257 m/ 843 ft)

2. Any four of the following thirteen songs.
Running Bear (Johnny Preston), Little Red Rooster (Rolling Stones), Pretty Flamingo (Manfred Mann), Albatross (Fleetwood Mac), Puppy Love (Donny Osmond), Dreamer/The Puppy Song (David Cassidy), Tiger Feet (Mud), Matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs (Brian and Michael), Rat Trap (Boomtown Rats), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Tight Fit), Karma Chameleon (Culture Club), Eye of the Tiger (Survivor), The Chicken Song (Spitting Image)

3. Namibia

4. Savannah

5. Two answers. Jimmy Connors (75, 77, 78, 84) and Boris Becker (88, 90, 91, 95)

6. Mutually Assured Destruction Mutual assured destruction, or mutually assured destruction (MAD), is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender (see Pre-emptive nuclear strike and Second strike). It is based on the theory of deterrence where the threat of using strong weapons against the enemy prevents the enemy's use of those same weapons. The strategy is a form of Nash equilibrium in which neither side, once armed, has any incentive to initiate a conflict or to disarm.

7. Score a 'Golden Goal'. (113th min against Paraguay in the 2nd round of the 1998 World Cup)

8. A 'Black String' A black string is a higher dimensional (D>4) generalization of a black hole in which the event horizon is topologically equivalent to S^2 × S^1 and spacetime is asymptotically M^d-1 × S^1. Perturbations of black string solutions were found to be unstable for L (the length around S^1) greater than some threshold L'. The full non-linear evolution of a black string beyond this threshold might result in a black string breaking up into separate black holes which would coalesce into a single black hole. This scenario seems unlikely because it was realized a black string could not pinch off in finite time, shrinking S^2 to a point and then evolving to some Kaluza-Klein black hole. When perturbed, the black string would settle into a stable, static non-uniform black string state.

9. Roe Roe or hard roe is the fully ripe internal egg masses in the ovaries, or the released external egg masses of fish and certain marine animals, such as shrimp, scallop and sea urchins. As a seafood, roe is used both as a cooked ingredient in many dishes and as a raw ingredient. The roe of marine animals, such as the roe of lumpsucker, hake and salmon, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Roe from a sturgeon or sometimes other fishes is the raw base product from which caviar is made. The term soft roe or white roe denotes fish milt.

10. Manfred Mann Klaus Voormann (born 29 April 1938) is a German artist, musician, and record producer. He designed artwork for many bands including the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Wet Wet Wet and Turbonegro. His most notable work as a producer was his work with the band Trio, including their worldwide hit "Da Da Da". As a musician, Voormann is best known for being the bassist for Manfred Mann from 1966 to 1969, and for performing as a session musician on a host of recordings, including many by former members of the Beatles. His association with the Beatles dated back to their time in Hamburg in the early 1960s. He lived in the band's London flat with George Harrison and Ringo Starr after John Lennon and Paul McCartney moved out to live with their respective partners, and designed the cover of their album Revolver, for which he won a Grammy. Following the band's split, rumours circulated of the formation of a group named the Ladders, consisting of Lennon, Harrison, Starr and Voormann. This failed to materialise, outside of all four Ladders (plus Billy Preston) performing on the Ringo Starr track "I'm the Greatest", although Voormann did play on albums by Lennon, Harrison and Starr, and was for a time a member of the Plastic Ono Band. In the 1990s, he designed the artwork for the Beatles Anthology albums.

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