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1. “Tasty, tasty, very, very tasty. They’re very tasty.” What were?

BM_Hand_smA: Kellogg’s Bran Flakes.

2. In 1969, two men called Richard Block and David Quayle opened their first shop. It was on Portswood Road, Southampton. What did they call it?

BM_Hand_smA: B & Q.

3. When the world’s waters rise, which country in the Indian Ocean is expected to be the first in the world to be completely submerged?

BM_Hand_smA: The Maldives.

4. The First World War drama The African Queen was shot mostly on location in the Belgian Congo. During the time there, only the director John Huston and star Humphrey Bogart didn’t catch dysentery. What is the reason they escaped uninfected?

BM_Hand_smA: They drank nothing but whisky the entire time they were there.

5. Which other murderer, albeit one who was never found guilty, was buried on March 29th 1995, the same day as Ronnie Kray?

BM_Hand_smA: Fred West. He had committed suicide on New Year’s Eve 1994 while on remand at Winson Green Prison.

6. George Bush, in an aside to Tony Blair at the Dubai economic summit in 2002 said, “The trouble with the French is, they have no word for…” What?

BM_Hand_smA: Entrepreneur. (It had to be explained to him).

7. Which German football club is owned by the company that discovered aspirin and heroin?

BM_Hand_smA: Bayer Leverkusen. (Bayer being the company, of course).

8. When it started in 2001, this TV advertising slogan had the word “I’m” at its centre. In 2005 that changed to “You’re”, and in 2009 it became “We’re”. “I’m”, “You’re”, “We’re” what?

BM_Hand_smA: “Worth it.” (In the adverts for L’Oreal products.)

9. Staff at an advertising agency called Big Grin Productions, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, were disappointed in 2004 when Johnny Cash’s family wouldn’t let them use which of his songs in an advert for a haemorrhoid preparation?

BM_Hand_smA: Ring of Fire.

10. What name, perhaps better associated with another form of transport, is given to the passenger cabin of an airship or balloon?

BM_Hand_smA: A Gondola.

11. Which island’s northwest coast is washed by the Sudrian Sea? Its ancient capital was the city of Suddery, but its largest conurbation is now Tidmouth.

BM_Hand_smA: Sodor, in the Thomas the Tank Engine books of the Rev. W. Awdry.

12. Who was the town dentist in Tombstone, Arizona between 1880 and 1882?

BM_Hand_smA: John Henry ‘Doc’ Holliday.

13. One school of thought says that it was invented when a labrador sat on a picnic. What is the name of the pudding that is a mixture of strawberries, meringue and cream?

BM_Hand_smA: An Eton Mess.

14. In 2006 a team from Beltinge Cricket Club and the BBC camera crew who had been filming their latest game had to call out the RNLI. Why?

BM_Hand_smA: They were on the Goodwin Sands re-playing a traditional match of years gone by for the BBC’s Coast TV series. The tide came in, they had to be rescued and left much of their equipment behind.

15. There is one in Barbados and others in Bristol, Manchester, London, New York, Seattle and a place called East Fortune in Scotland. What?

BM_Hand_smA: Former BA Concordes.

16. On which Caribbean island were cricketer Brian Lara, the author V S Naipaul and Sir Trevor McDonald all born?

BM_Hand_smA: Trinidad.

17. Dave Edwards and Robert Brydges, both in 2001, Pat Gibson in 2004 and Ingram Wilcox in 2006. These four, along with another much more famous name, are the only five people to have done what?

BM_Hand_smA: Won the £1 million prize on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

18. Lianne Croft was snooker’s first, in the final of the 1997 B & H Masters between Steve Davis and Ronnie O’Sullivan. Andrew Slater was the first in the World Championships, in 2002. Mark Roberts was the first in a World Championship final, in 2004. The first what?

BM_Hand_smA: Streakers. (Andrew Slater appeared in a Sven-Goran Eriksson mask and socks, and nothing else. Mark Roberts ran down the stairs and tried to claim asylum under the table).

19. The actress who played Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street was, for the six days before she died in 1986, whose mother-in-law?

BM_Hand_smA: Tony Blair (She was Pat Phoenix, married to Anthony Booth, Cherie’s dad just six days before her death from lung cancer).

20. Which band that was at the height of its fame in the late 1970s was named after an artificial penis that is mentioned in William Burroughs’ 1964 novel The Naked Lunch?

BM_Hand_smA: Steely Dan.

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