1. Wolf-Biederman is an E.L.E. (pronounced 'Ellie') in which popular 1998 Hollywood film?
2. The 1944 Battle of the Bulge was fought in which forest?
3. Which album title was also Eric Clapton's address while recording his second studio album in 1974?
4. The name of which food or drug is derived from the Latin word meaning 'loosening'?
5. Dating back an estimated 4,600 years, the oldest paved road in the world is located in which country?
a. Egypt b. Greece c. China d. Peru
6. Popularized in the Burns' song, 'lang syne' is a Scottish variant for what?
7. Which nickname was given to an establishment in the US that sold alcohol during the prohibition era? (9 letters)
8. Familiar to cyclists, mechanics and builders of rockets and missles, WD-40 is perhaps a household name. What does the "W" and "D" stand for?
9. According to the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs, which country has a European record 152 landmines per square mile? (three words)
10. The phrase 'a rose by any other name' stems from which tragedy?
11. The largest population of wild (feral) camels in the world are found in which country?
12. RFID chips is a generic term used to describe a tracking system. What do the letters R F I D stand for?
13. In the CCR song 'Looking out my Backdoor', "tambourines and" what kind of animals "are playing in the band"? (One word)
14. Which London film studio is the oldest continuously operating facility for film production in the world?
15. A seasonal gift and an intentional hidden message or joke in software. Two words.
16. Under which nickname was the Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez better known?
17. In which city would one find each of the following airports? One point for each correct answer.
a. Frederic Chopin
b. Ronald Regan
c. Marco Polo
d. Leonardo da Vinci
e. George Bush
18. According to Forbes, which Boxer topped the list of 100 highest-paid athletes in the world in 2012?
19. Again, according to Forbes, who was the best paid European athlete in the world in 2012?
20. Which American female duo, originally known as 'Two Tons o Fun', had a mega hit single all over the world in 1982?
1. Deep Impact (Wolf-Biederman is the name of the comet and E.L.E. is an acronym for Extinction Level Event)
3. 461 Ocean Boulevard
4. Laxative (from M.L. laxativus)
5. Answer a. Egypt (road to Giza)
6. Long since (days gone by, old times)
8. Water Displacing ("Water-Displacing Spray, attempt number forty", developed in 1953 by Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company)
9. Bosnia and Herzegovina
10. Romeo and Juliet
11. Australia (an estimated 1 million)
12. Radio Frequency Identification
13. Elephants. ("tambourines and elephants are playing in the band")
15. Easter Egg
16. Carlos the Jackal
17. Five answers.
18. Floyd Mayweather, with over $85 million in winnings. Not bad for a 35 year old.
19. Roger Federer (estimated earnings of $54.3 million)
20. The Weather Girls (with 'It's raining men')