Pauls Quiz 272

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1. Which modern Hollywood actress shares her name with Shakespeare's wife?

2. In which country would you be if you found yourself at the furthest point from any ocean?

3. Which sporting term possibly stems from the poorly pronounced translation of the word 'egg'?

4. Which natural phenomenon is responsible for the creation of fulgurites?

5. Cape Agulhas is the southern most point of which continent?

6. Similiar to samosa's, what are the small Spanish stuffed breads or pastries called?

7. 75% of all the countries in the world are found where; north or south of the equator?

8. Which colourful comic book hero is the Lone Ranger's grandnephew?

9. The better known name for calcium sulphate hemihydrate contains a European capital city. What is the better known name?

10. Just before signing the United States trade embargo against Cuba in 1962, President Kennedy instructed Pierre Salinger (his press Secretary) to buy what?


1. Anne Hathaway

2. China Each continent has its own Continental Pole of Inaccessibility, defined as the place on the continent that is farthest from any ocean. Of these continental points, the most distant from an ocean is the Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility (or "EPIA") 46°17'N 86°40'E, in China's Xinjiang region near the Kazakhstan border. Calculations have commonly suggested that this point, located in the Dzoosotoyn Elisen Desert, is 2,645 km (1,644 miles) from the nearest coastline. The nearest settlement to the EPIA is Suluk at 46°15'N 86°50'E about 11 km (6.8 miles) to the east.

3. Love in tennis (from L'oeuf) The origin of the use of "love" for zero is also disputed. It is possible that it derives from the French expression for "the egg" (l'œuf) because an egg looks like the number zero. This is similar to the origin of the term "duck" in cricket, supposedly from "duck's egg", referring to a batsman who has been called out without completing a run. One possibility comes from the Dutch expression iets voor lof doen, which means to do something for praise, implying no monetary stakes. Another theory on the origins of the use of "love" comes from the acceptance that, at the start of any match, when scores are at zero, players still have "love for each other".

4. Lightning (fulgurites are hollow glass tubes formed in sand)

5. Africa

6. Empanadas An empanada; also called pastel in Portuguese and pate in Haitian Creole; is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Latin Europe, Latin America, the Southwestern United States, and parts of Southeast Asia. The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadas are made by folding dough or bread with stuffing consisting of a variety of meat, cheese, huitlacoche, vegetables, fruits, and others

7. North of the equator

8. The Green Hornet The Green Hornet is a fictional character, a masked crime-fighter, created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, with input from radio director James Jewell, in 1936. Since his radio debut in the 1930s, the Green Hornet has appeared in numerous serialized dramas in a wide variety of media. The character appeared in film serials in the 1940s, a network television program in the 1960s, multiple comic book series from the 1940s on, and a feature film in January 2011. The franchise is currently owned by Green Hornet, Inc., who license the property across a wide variety of media that includes comics, films, TV shows, radio and books. In 1989, NOW Comics introduced a line of Green Hornet comics, initially written by Ron Fortier and illustrated by Jeff Butler. It attempted to reconcile the different versions of the character into a multigenerational epic. This took into account the character's ancestral connection to The Lone Ranger, though due to the legal separation of the two properties, his mask covered his entire face (as in the Republic serials) and he could not be called by name.

9. Plaster of Paris

10. Cuban cigars (1000 of them) Salinger was one of the leading figures in Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, at times described as being part of Kennedy's Kitchen Cabinet. In 1961, when John F. Kennedy became President of the United States, he hired Salinger as his press secretary. When JFK was assassinated, Salinger was on a plane flying to Tokyo with six Cabinet members, including Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Salinger's visit was to have been for an economic conference, and to start working on a visit JFK was going to take in February 1964 as the first American president to visit Japan since World War II. Salinger was retained by President Lyndon Johnson as Press Secretary after JFK's death. As Kennedy's White House Press Secretary, Salinger was accused of "news management."

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