Friday, 7 March 2008

General Knowledge #8

  1. What cordless advancement to television technology was invented by Robert Adler in the 1950’s?
  2. How long was the American Civil war fought for? 4 or 14 years?
  3. Which Chancellor commissioned a new budget box from the Rosyth Shipyard in 1997?
  4. What is a scientist that studies earthquakes?
  5. According to the proverb ‘Still waters run…’ what?
  6. In the nursery rhyme which bridge is falling down?
  7. What is another name for open weave tights and stockings?
  8. In darts what would you score if you threw a double 20, double 15 and a 2?
  9. In cockney rhyming slang what is a Mother Hubbard?
  10. Which Lord disappeared in 1974 under the suspicion of murder?
  11. Which famous escapologist was born Ehrich Weiss?
  12. Which government department is responsible for assessment and collection of Income Tax?
  13. Which transport system was first opened to the public in New York City in 1904?
  14. Which design company whose first outlet opened in Florence in 1921 has a logo consisting of a double ‘G’
  15. When facing forwards what is the left hand side of a ship called?

For the answers, swipe below:

  1. Remote Control
  2. 4 Years. (1861 – 1865)
  3. Gordon Brown
  4. Seismologist
  5. Deep
  6. London Bridge
  7. Fishnets
  8. 72
  9. Cupboard
  10. Lord Lucan
  11. Harry Houdini
  12. Inland Revenue
  13. Subway (Underground)
  14. Gucci
  15. Port

BW Debut: FCH Bar, Cheltenham 13/12/01

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