1. Due to the increase in piracy around the world, more and more ships have an LRAD weapon onboard. What is an LRAD weapon?
2. Plus or minus five minutes, how long can a male pig's orgasm last?
3. What do Mexico City, Aukland, Naples and Quito all have in common?
4. How is St. Sebastian usually depicted in paintings?
5. Who was the only man to win the title European footballer of the year three years in a row?
6. Which fruit, which grows predominatly in Italy, is a main ingrediant in most perfumes ? (Clue, if needed: it is also found in Earl Grey tea)
7. What was the name of the last so called battle between US soldiers and native Indians ?
8. Name the five most populated cities in South America.
9. Which summer olympic games were boycotted by most African countries ?
10. In a famous TV series, who was Bud and Sandy`s best friend ?
1. Long Range Acoustic Device. Imagine your worst ear ache and multiply that by 50. The long range acoustic device (LRAD) is a crowd-control and hailing device developed by American Technology Corporation. The device was originally intended to be used by American warships to warn incoming vessels approaching without permission, but has now diversified as a more general-use weapon in America's non-lethal force arsenal. Other devices are being developed by the military as non-lethal weapons, such as the Active Denial System, which uses a painful energy beam to discourage would-be attackers or simply any individual the possessor of the weapon might wish to control. The device is currently used extensively at Camp Bucca Iraq and is being tested in regions of Baghdad, Fallujah, along with other regions of Iraq. The device was also used by police in New York City during protests of the 2004 Republican National Convention. The luxury cruise ship "Seabourn Spirit" employed an LRAD while repelling pirates who attacked the vessel with RPGs about 160 km off the coast of Somalia in early November 2005. The effectiveness of this device during the attack is not completely clear, however the pirates did not succeed in boarding the vessel and eventually fled.
2. 30 minutes
3. They all lay near the foot of a volcano.
4. Full of arrows, tied to a tree Saint Sebastian (traditionally died January 20, 287) was a Christian saint and martyr, who is said to have died under the persecution of Christians by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post and shot with arrows.
5. Michel Platini Michel Fran?ois Platini (born June 21, 1955) is a French former football manager and midfielder, and current president of the UEFA (Union of European Football Associations). Platini was part of the French national team that won the 1984 European Championship, a tournament in which he was the best player and top goalscorer. He participated in the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups, reaching the semi-finals in the latter two. Platini, Alain Giresse, Luis Fern?ndez and Jean Tigana together made up the "carr? magique" (French for "magic square"), the group of players that formed the heart of the French national team throughout the 1980s. Whilst playing at Juventus, he finished top scorer in Serie A for three consecutive seasons (1982-83, 1983-84 and 1984-85), and won a hat-trick of European Footballer of the Year awards (1983 through 1985). Platini was also voted Player of the Year by World Soccer magazine in 1984 and 1985.
6. Bergamot orange The bergamot orange (Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia) is a small and roughly pear-shaped citrus fruit indigenous to and grown mainly in Italy. Bergamot oranges grow on small evergreen trees known as bergamots, which are produced from a cross of the pear lemon and the Seville orange or grapefruit. Shoots of the bergamot tree can also be grafted into similar citrus trees to produce the bergamot fruit. The flowers of the bergamot tree blossom during the spring. The fruit is sour, and its aromatic peel is used to produce an essential oil that is used in Earl Grey tea and candy-making. One Italian food manufacturer produces a commercial marmalade using the fruit as its principal ingredient. It is also popular in Greece as a preserve, made with bergamot peel boiled in sugar syrup.
7. Wounded Knee The Wounded Knee Massacre was the last major armed conflict between the Dakota Sioux and the United States, subsequently described as a "massacre" by General Nelson A. Miles in a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. On December 29, 1890, five hundred troops of the U.S. 7th Cavalry, supported by four Hotchkiss guns (a lightweight artillery piece capable of rapid fire), surrounded an encampment of Miniconjou Sioux (Lakota) and Hunkpapa Sioux (Lakota) with orders to escort them to the railroad for transport to Omaha, Nebraska. The commander of the 7th had been ordered to disarm the Lakota before proceeding and placed his men in too close proximity to the Lakota, alarming them. Shooting broke out near the end of the disarmament, and accounts differ regarding who fired first and why. By the time it was over, 25 troopers and more than 150 Lakota Sioux lay dead, including men, women, and children. Many of the dead soldiers are believed to have been the victims of "friendly fire" as the shooting took place at point blank range in chaotic conditions, and most of the Lakota had previously been disarmed. Around 150 Lakota are believed to have fled the chaos, many of whom may have died from hypothermia.
8. Five Answers
Rio Di Janeiro,
9. Montreal 1976
10. They call him Flipper