Tie Breakers 1

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New!!The following questions are all tie-breakers, to be used in the event where two or more teams end the competition with exactly the same amount of points. It is assumed that no team will actually know the correct answer but the points are given to the team closest to the correct answer.

1. How many countries, excluding British or otherwise colonies, make up the continent of Asia?

2. Paul Tergat (Kenya) and Paula Radcliffe (UK) hold the records for the fastest men's and women's marathons. What is their combined time?

3. German is the official language of both Germany and Austria as well as a co-official language of Switzerland. However, it is also an official minority language of many other countries. How many German speakers (of official, co-official and minority) are there in Europe (not including those who speak German as a foreign language)?

4. Considering only the city limits (ie; not the surrounding urban areas), what was the combined population of Paris (France) and  Seoul (South Korea) in 2005?

5. "Zulu" was a 1964 epic film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Army of the Zulus. How many extras were used in the movie to play the parts of the Zulus?

6. How long is the Amazon river (officially - even though there are variations in measurement, only one length is quoted as the official length)?

7. In the year 2000, there were 151,865 Turkish Lira to the US Dollar on average throughout the year. How many were there in 2006 on average?

8. Former England striker Gary Lineker played for five senior clubs during his professional career. Excluding goals he scored for England, how many goals did Gary score during his 14 year career?

9. The new Wembley Stadium is built to hold 90,000 football fans during an international match at full capacity, how many people would be allowed into the stadium as spectators at a concert? (+/- 5000)


1. 50 - they are: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, DPR Korea, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Republic of China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen

2. Their times were: 2h 04:55m and 2h 15:25m respectively, giving a combined time of 4 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds

3. 90,108,500 (see Wikipedia for a complete list of countries and the amount of German speakers per country)

4. Paris had 2,153,600 within it's city limits and Seoul had 10,297,004. Giving a combined population of 12,450,604

5. It looks like a lot more but actually only 500 were available during the shooting of the movie, several takes were made after the extras had changed position and many wood stakes were used during panoramic shots to give the effect of around 4000 men.

6. 6,400 km / 3,977 miles

7. There were 1,430,000 Turkish Lira to one US Dollar on average throughout the year 2006.

8. 370


Club Appearances (Goals)*


Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur
Nagoya Grampus Eight

214 (185)
41 (36)
99 (54)
105 (82)
23 (13)
462 (370)

9. 75,000

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