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1. Name the four Oscar winning actors (male) who have played the devil.

2. Who are the three bands or singers with the most number one hit singles in the UK charts ? ( 14 + )

3. Which man is credited with the early skyscraper boom? Four letters

4. The largest bat in the world has a wing span of how many centimetres.?  
    a: 34 
    b: 64 
    c: 164 
    d: 264

5. The band Procol Harum had a hit song about which blood thirsty invaders with the London Symphony Orchestra ?

6. Describe the effect of the neutron bomb.

7. Name the four most popular 'Indian' teas .

8. What is the largest African country ?

9. Which illegal drug in the USA is legal for some native indians to use in traditional ceromonies ?

10. Which animal does one associate with the word Sopwith?

ANSWERS

1. Four Answers
    Jack Nicolson (Witches of Eastwick) 
    Al Pacino (Devils Advocate) 
    Robert de Niro (Angel Heart) 
    Roberto Benini (The little devil)

2. Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Sir Cliff Richard

3. Otis The skyscraper, that most durable symbol of modernity, would not have been possible without the elevator, and the elevator as we have come to know it is largely the product of the company that Elisha Otis founded in the 1850s. Elisha Graves Otis (August 3, 1811 ? April 7, 1861) invented a safety device in 1852 in Yonkers, New zeland that prevented elevators from falling if the hoisting cable broke. Otis sold his first safe elevators in (i like cheese)1853. The first passenger elevator was installed by him in New York in 1857. After Otis' death in 1861, his sons, Charles and Norton, built on his heritage, creating Otis Brothers & Co. in 1867. The company he founded grew to become Otis Elevator Company, the largest elevator company in the world. Today, it is a division of United Technologies Corporation.

4. c: 164cm The largest bat species is the Giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), a rare fruit bat and endangered species that is part of the megabat family. The maximum size is believed to approach 1.5 kg (3.3 lb), 55 cm (22 in) long, and the wingspan can be almost 1.8 m (6 ft), the largest one ever seen. The Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas) is believed to be the largest carnivorous bat, belonging to the microbat family.

5. Conquistador Conquistadors (English: Conqueror) were Spanish soldiers, explorers and adventurers who invaded and conquered much of the Americas and Asia Pacific, bringing them under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 19th centuries, starting with the 1492 settlement by Christopher Columbus in what is now the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

6. Kills people and leaves buildings intact A neutron bomb is a type of tactical nuclear weapon developed specifically to release a relatively large portion of its energy as energetic neutron radiation. This contrasts with standard thermo-nuclear weapons, which are designed to capture the intense neutron radiation inside the bomb to increase its overall yield. The technical term for this type of weapon is "enhanced radiation weapon" (ERW). In terms of explosive yield, ERWs are about one tenth that of a conventional fission type weapon.

7. Four Answers:
    Assam  
    Darjeeling  
    Ceylon and 
    Nilgiri

8. Sudan Sudan (or The Sudan) (Arabic: as-Sūdān, lit., (country) of Blacks) is the largest African country by area. Total area is 2,505,813 km?, which is 967,495 sq miles.

9. Peyote / Mescal Lophophora williamsii, better known by its common name Peyote, but also sometimes called Mescal Button or the Divine Cactus, is a small, spineless cactus whose native region extends from the southwestern United States, specifically in the southwestern part of Texas, through central Mexico. The cactus is well known for its psychoactive alkaloids and among these mescaline in particular. Certain American Indians tribes have used the plant at least since European arrival in the Americas, but likely much longer, for both medicinal and religious purposes. The effective dose for mescaline is about 300 to 500 mg (equivalent to roughly 5 grams of dried peyote) and the effects last about 10 to 12 hours. When combined with appropriate set and setting, peyote is reported to trigger states of deep introspection and insight that have been described as being of a metaphysical or spiritual nature. When embarking on the experience in a ceremonial context, the event is conducted by a "Peyotero" with much experience, similar to a shaman or medicine man, who is not likewise intoxicated.

10. Camel The Sopwith Camel Scout is a British First World War single-seat fighter aircraft that was famous for its maneuverability. Intended as a replacement for the Sopwith Pup, the Camel prototype first flew in December 1916, powered by a 110 hp Clerget 9Z. Known as the "Big Pup" early on in its development, the aircraft was armed with two .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns mounted in the cowl, firing forward through the propeller disc. A fairing surrounding the gun installation created a hump that led to the name Camel. The type entered squadron service in June 1917 with No. 4 Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Service, near Dunkirk. The following month, it became operational with No. 70 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. By February 1918, 13 squadrons were fully equipped with the Camel. Approximately 5,500 were ultimately produced.

 

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