1. The two brothers Constantine and Methodius invented which widely used alphabet ? (Constantine was better known by his religious name)
2. Name the two brothers in each of the following bands. One point for each brother
c. Spandau Ballet
d. Creedence Clearwater Revival
f. Allmann Brothers Band
3. In the UK road death is the number one cause of death amongst men between 15 and 34. What is number two ?
4. Which high flying two-time Oscar winner for best actress was born in Tokyo, Japan?
5. Its a mad, mad world. What is orthorexia?
6. "Strawberries, cherries and an angels kiss in spring" are the ingredients for what ?
7. When translated Koh-i-Noor means 'mountain of light'. What is the Koh-i-Noor ?
8. John Philip Sousa's 'The Liberty Bell' is the catchy TV theme song for what nonsense?
9. Which vegetable in the USA is the main source for ethanol, a substitute fuel used in cars?
10. The most accurate clock in the world, a new atomic clock developed by Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics in Boulder Colorado, will not lose or gain a second in the next 200 million years. It keeps time with how many ticks a second:
a. 430 million
b. 430 billion
c. 430 trillion?
1. Cyrillic The Cyrillic alphabet (also called azbuka, from the old name of the first two letters) is actually a family of alphabets, subsets of which are used by certain East and South Slavic languages?Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian and Ukrainian?as well as many other languages of the former Soviet Union, Asia and Eastern Europe. It has also been used for other languages in the past. Not all letters in the Cyrillic alphabet are used in every language that is written with it. Brothers Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, monks from Thessaloniki, are usually credited with the alphabet's development. Although it is widely accepted that the Glagolitic alphabet was invented by Saints Cyril and Methodius, the origins of the early Cyrillic alphabet are still a source of much controversy. It is attributed to Saint Clement of Ohrid, disciple of Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. Also, the alphabet is developed at the Preslav Literary School in northeastern Bulgaria. Among the reasons for the replacement of the Glagolitic with the Cyrillic alphabet is the greater simplicity and ease of use of the latter and its closeness with the Greek alphabet.
2. Six Answers:
a. Jonny and Colin Greenwood
b. Ray and Dave Davies
c. Gary and Martin Kemp
d. John and Tom Fogerty
e. Liam and Noel Gallagher
f. Gregg and Duane Allmann
4. Olivia de Havilland
5. An unhealthy fixation on eating healthy !!
6. Summer Wine (Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra) Lyrics
Strawberries cherries and an angel's kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
I walked in town on silver spurs that jingled to
A song that I had only sang to just a few
She saw my silver spurs and said lets pass some time
And I will give to you summer wine
Ohh-oh-oh summer wine
7. One of the largest diamonds in the world. It is a 105 carat (21.6 g) diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world. The Kohinoor originated at Golconda in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, belonged to various Indian and Persian rulers who fought bitterly over it at various points in history, and seized as a spoil of war, was finally taken by the British and became part of the British Crown Jewels when British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli proclaimed Queen Victoria "Empress of India" in 1877. Like all significant jewels, the Kohinoor has its share of legends. It is reputed to bring misfortune or death to any male who wears or owns it. Conversely, it is reputed to bring good luck to female owners.
8. Monty Pythons Flying Circus "The Liberty Bell" is an American military march composed by famous bandmaster John Philip Sousa in 1893, and is considered one of his finest works. Many people associate it with the British comedy television show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, which played an excerpt over its opening titles. "The Liberty Bell" came very close to being called "The Devil's Deputy." But due to financial arguments, Sousa abandoned this title and its soon-to-be dedication. Sousa and his band manager George Hinton were touring in Chicago observing the spectacle America, when a large backdrop depicting the Liberty Bell was lowered. Hinton suggested the title "The Liberty Bell" for Sousa's recently completed march. Coincidentally, Sousa received a letter from his wife, saying that his son had marched in a parade in honor of the Liberty Bell, which was on tour in Philadelphia. These two events helped Sousa make up his mind. The march was named "The Liberty Bell" and sold to the John Church Company for publication.
10. c. 430 trillion