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Which singer joined Mel Gibson in the movie Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome? TINA TURNER

Vodka, Galliano and orange juice are used to make which classic cocktail?
HARVEY WALLBANGER

Which American state is nearest to the former Soviet Union?
ALASKA

On TV, who did the character Lurch work for?
ADDAMS FAMILY

How many tentacles does a squid have? TEN

What is converted into alcohol during brewing? SUGAR

Which river forms the eastern section of the border between England and Scotland?
TWEED

Name the two families in Romeo and Juliet?
MONTAGUE & CAPULET

If cats are feline, what are sheep?
OVINE

For which fruit is the US state of Georgia famous?
PEACH

In the 1963 film The Great Escape, what names were given to the three tunnels? TOM, DICK, HARRY

Who captained Jules Verne's submarine Nautilus?
CAPTAIN NEMO

Which guitarist is known as Slowhand?
ERIC CLAPTON

What is infant whale commonly called?
CALF

In which film did Roger Moore first play James Bond? LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)

What was the character name of TV's 'The Saint'?
SIMON TEMPLAR

Who composed The Wedding March?
FELIX MENDELSSHON

Which actor appeared in Papillion and The Great Escape and died in 1980?
STEVE MCQUEEN

In which bay is Alcatraz?
SAN FRANCISCO BAY

In which Dickens novel was Miss Havisham jilted on her wedding day?
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Which mountain overlooks Rio De Janeiro and its harbour?
SUGAR LOAF

In Roman mythology, Neptune is the equivalent to which Greek god?
POSEIDON

Which TV character said, 'Live long and prosper'?
MR SPOCK (Star Trek)

What make of car was the time-machine in the film Back To The Future?
DE LOREAN

In which war was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought?
AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Robin Hood & Friar Tuck appear in which well-known novel, by Sir Walter Scott? IVANHOE

What is Canada's national animal?
BEAVER

What famous document begins: "When in the course of human events..."?
The Declaration of Independence.
What current branch of the U.S. military was a corps of only 50 soldiers when World War I broke out?
The U.S. Air Force.
What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?
The Game of Roulette.
Who said: "I'm the president of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli"?
George Bush.
What was a gladiator armed with, in addition to a dagger and spear?
A net.
What future Soviet dictator was training to be a priest when he got turned on to Marxism?
Joseph Stalin.
What single name is more commonly applied to Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Great?
Charlemagne.
Who was the last president of the Soviet Union?
Mikail Gorbachev.
What modern vehicle was invented to circumvent trench warfare?
The Tank
What brave-hearted Scottish patriot led soldiers to a defeat of the English at the Battle of Cambuskenneth in 1297?
Wiliam Wallace.
What was 11th-century Spanish military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar better know as?
El Cid.
What is Jay-z’s real name?
Shaun Carter

What guitarist released his band’s first album Are You Experienced in 1967?
Jimi Hendrix

What rock band was made up of Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and John Bonham?
Led Zeppelin
What was Michael Jackson advertising when he was nearly killed?
Pepsi
On Three's Company, what city did the trio live in?
Santa Monica
What was the name of the bartender on The Love Boat?
Isaac Washington
What is the name of the Dukes of Hazzards car?
General Lee
On Laverne & Shirley, what was Laverne's favorite drink?
Milk and Pepsi
In "Family Ties" who was Alex P. Keaton's idol?
Richard Nixon
What was the name of the bar that the characters from "Three's Company" frequented?
Regal Beagle
If you heard the words "Hey You Guys!" what TV program was about to begin?
The Electric Company
On Night Court, who was Harry's idol?
Mel Torme
-Wrestler was turned into a G.I. Joe character?
Sgt. Slaughter
What was the full name of Mangum P.I.?
Thomas Magnum
What was the name of the t.v. show with the theme song that began: "Believe it or not, I'm walking on air..."?
Greatest American Hero
What current popular sitcom star played Michael P. Keaton's girlfriend Lauren Miller on Family Ties?
Courteney Cox
What was the name of the home that Sofia Patrillo lived in before moving in with her daughter on the Golden Girls.
Shady Pines
What Show did the Simpsons first appear?
The Tracy Ullman Show
What was the name of the older brother on Happy Days?
Chuck Cunningham
What was the name of the castle that gave He-Man his powers?
Greyskull.
What did Archie Bunker on 'All In The Family' call his son-in-law Mike?
Meathead
What are the names of the Simon brothers from Simon & Simon?
Rick & AJ
In Magnum PI, what was the name of the charter service that TC ran?
Island Hoppers
In the show Cheers, what was the name of the bar that always played practical jokes on the gang at Cheers?
Gary's Old Time Tavern
Who was the leader of the bad guys on Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling that annoyed Hulk Hogan and his freinds?
Rowdy Roddy Piper
In Empire Strikes Back, what was chewing on the power cables of the Millenium Falcon while Han Solo and company were hiding inside the asteroid cave?
Mynocks
In 'Empire Strikes Back' when the ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi said that Luke was their last hope against the Empire, who was Yoda refering to when he said: "No, there is another"?
Princess Leia
In the movie Porkey's, why did they call Meat Tuperello 'Meat'?
Because of the size of his...uh...his 'member'.
What were the Ghostbusters' names?
Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), Ray Stantz (Dan Ackroyd), and Winston Zedmore (Ernie Hudson)
In the movie "The Goonies" what brand of candybar did Chunk try to give to Sloth?
Baby Ruth
In Grease Two what does stephanie want in a boyfriend?
A cool rider
In National Lampoon's Vacation, what did the Griswalds call their ugly green station wagon?
The Family Truckster
In "Spaceballs" what does the bumper sticker say on the back of Lonestar's ship?
I love Uranus.
What is Indiana Jones main weapon?
His whip.
What fraternity do the Lewis and Gilbert join in Revenge of the Nerds?
Lambda Lambda Lambda
In the movie "Sixteen Candles," what was Sam's grandparents exchange students name?
Long Duck Dong
In the 1983 movie "National Lampoon's Vacation," where were the Griswolds headed on their cross country trip?
WalleyWorld
In the movie "Rainman", what was the only airline that Raymond said had never crashed?
Qantas.
What was the name of Judge Smales grandson in the movie 'Caddyshack'?
Spaulding.
License plates in New Hampshire contain the motto “Live Free or Die.” Where are those license plates made?
IN PRISONS.

There is only one kind of fruit that has its seeds on the outside. Name it. STRAWBERRY.

Which four Presidents' faces are chiseled on Mount Rushmore?
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt

What is the name of the biggest ocean on Earth?
Pacific Ocean

What is the capital city of Australia?
Canberra

Stratus, cumulus, cirrus and nimbus are types of what?
Clouds
Apart from water, what runs through the mouth of the River Amazon and Lake Victoria? The Equator
Which country was previously called Abyssinia? Ethiopia

In which country is the Blarney Stone?
Ireland

What is the world's third largest sea?
Mediterranean

The cities of Cairo in Egypt and Fez in Morroco are generally accepted to have the oldest of what type of institution in the world?
University

Where would you find the Queen Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Maud mountain ranges?
Antarctica

Which country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula was previously known as Aden?
Yemen

What's the most southerly city; Toronto, Seattle, Budapest or Bordeaux?
Toronto

Where are the North Yolla Bolly mountains?
USA, California

What is the capital of Qatar?
Doha

What is the largest country in the world?
Russia (c.17 million square kilometres)

Who renamed the South Sea as the Pacific Ocean in 1520?
Ferdinand Magellan

What notable geographical feature is shared by Oxford, Reading, Windsor and London? The River Thames

Which nation in Feb 2013 effectively withdrew the penny (1 cent) coin from coinage and cash transactions, encouraging rounding to the nearest nickel?
Canada

Name the three-letter South Korean musician responsible for the most viewed YouTube video at 2013, and the most viewed 2013 video?
Psy

Which old-Etonian political leader famously ranted that some children are born too unintelligent ever to achieve greatness and then flunked three logical-thinking questions in a radio interview?
Boris Johnson

Which team won the 2013 Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final: Brisbane Lions; Geelong; Adelaide; or Hawthorn?
Hawthorn

Name the 2013-criminally convicted owner of AC Milan?
Silvio Berlusconi

Which nation surpassed Japan in 2013 to become the world's 3rd largest smartphone market behind China (1st) and the USA (2nd)? India

Which team in 2013 became the first to win the US Baseball World Series three times in the 21st century?
Boston Red Sox

Whose skeleton, found in a Leicester UK car park, was identified via DNA testing in 2013, solving a mystery dating back to 1485?
King Richard III

What cold and slippery women's world championship did Eve Muirhead win for Scotland in Riga, Latvia, 2013?
Curling

Fiorente won what 2013 horse race, the biggest in Australia, run the first Tuesday every November? The Melbourne Cup

What does the business acronym IPO stand for?
Initial Public Offering

The city of Budapest occupies both banks of which river? River Danube Who was the first person to bear the title of Holy Roman Emperor? Charlemagne The Admiralty Islands in the Pacific Ocean belong to which country? Papua New Guinea In 1862, English explorer John Hanning Speke discovered the source of the Nile in which lake? Lake Victoria Who is the longest-serving captain in the history of Manchester United FC? Bryan Robson Airedale cheese comes from which country? New Zealand Which is the tallest steel arch bridge in the world? Sydney Harbour Bridge? The 1992 Summer Olympic Games were hosted by which European country? Spain The Northumberland Strait is in which country? Canada

The Formula One Marina Bay Street Circuit is in which country? Singapore

Alec Guinness played Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson in which 1957 World War II film? The Bridge on the River Kwai

What is the smallest country in Europe? Vatican (or Holy See)

In the children’s television series ‘The Muppets’ what colour is Grover? Blue

Which British cyclist won the 2012 Tour de France? Bradley Wiggins

Dementophobia is the irrational fear of what? Insanity

Who wrote the famous 1855 poem The Charge of the Light Brigade? Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-92)

Who wrote the seminal 1936 self-help book How to Win Friends and Influence People?
Dale Carnegie

Who in 1450 invented movable type, thus revolutionizing printing?
Johannes Gutenberg

Who wrote the significant scientific book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687? Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

What was Samuel Langhorne Clemens' pen-name?
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

What famous 1818 novel had the sub-title 'The Modern Prometheus'? Frankenstein

Who wrote the 1947 book The Fountainhead? Ayn Rand

Which pioneering American poet and story-teller wrote The Fall of the House of Usher? Edgar Allen Poe (1809-49)

According to Matthew 27 in the Bible what prisoner was released by Pontius Pilate instead of Jesus?
Barabbas

Who wrote the 1513 guide to leadership (titled in English) The Prince?
Niccolo Machiavelli

What influential American philosopher and author wrote the book 'Walden, or Life in the Woods'?
Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)

Who wrote the books Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame? Victor Hugo

Jonathan Harker's Journal and Dr Seward's Diary feature in what famous 1897 novel?
Dracula (by Bram Stoker)

What's the name of the lead singer of Duran Duran?
Simon LeBon

What was the first video played on MTV?
"Video Killed the Radio Star"

In 1986, thanks to The Bangles, what was America walking like?
An Egyptian.

In the movie, "Say Anything," what song blares out of the boom box held up by John Cusack's character?
"In Your Eyes"

Which future "Friends" star did Bruce Springsteen pull up on stage in one of his music videos?
Courteney Cox

What football team was responsible for the song, "The Super Bowl Shuffle"?
Chicago Bears

"We Got the Beat" was a hit for what '80s all-girl group?
Go-Go's

Van Halen loved the '80s so much, they named an album after one year in the decade. Which year?
1984

In 1986, Run D.M.C. had a hit with a remake of a song from what classic rock group?
Aerosmith

What's Jenny's number?
867-5309

The band "Men at Work" is from?
Australia

What did singer Corey Hart need to wear at night?
Sunglasses

"Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds was featured in what '80s movie?
"The Breakfast Club"

What was Robert Palmer's only No. 1 hit on the American pop singles chart?
"Addicted to Love"

In Empire Strikes Back, Where does Yoda live?
Dagobah

In Empire Strikes Back, What bounty hunter captures Han Solo?
Boba Fett

In Return of the Jedi Who is in charge of the Rebel fleet? Admiral Ackbar

In Return of the Jedi - What creatures live on Endor?
Ewoks

In Return of the Jedi - Whose three ghosts show up at the end of the movie?
Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi

In Star Wars; What planet does Luke live on at the beginning of the movie? Tatooine

Who has been given the tag of 'King Of Pop'?
Michael Jackson

Who is considered as the Greek God of Music?
Apollo

Which musician wrote Marriage of Figaro?
Mozart

What is the level and intensity of sound measured in?
Decibels

'I'll be there for you' is the theme song of which television program?
Friends

A musical scale comprises how many notes?
Eight

Who wrote the song 'Hey Ya'?
OutKast

Which is the most famous song by the Swedish rock band 'Europe'?
The Final Countdown

Which member of the Kiss band, who showed the longest tongue in rock music history?
Gene Simmons

For what reason is there a national holiday in Jamaica on February 6th?
Birthday of Bob Marley

Who designed and invented the Les Paul electric guitar?
Les Paul

The band ABBA belonged to which country?
Sweden

Who wrote the song 'I Would Do Anything for Love'?
Meat Loaf

Who was the first country music artist who has a record of selling more than 10 million units of an album?
Garth Brooks

What is the name of the studio where 'The Beatles' recorded most of their songs?
Abby Road

Which drummer is well-known for playing drums with only one hand?
Rick Allen

Which rock musician tried to bite the head off a bat in a live concert?
Ozzy Osbourne

'Hotel California' is the song of which band?
The Eagles

Which music band sang the song 'Staying Alive'?
Bee Gees

Which band wrote the song 'Sweet Child O' Mine'?
Guns N Roses

What or who first made these catch-phrases famous? 1. | | I'll be back.. | | The Terminator - the 1984 film, as spoken by the Terminator character, played by Arnold Schwarzenneger. | 3. | | Correctomundo | | Fonzie/The Fonz/Arthur Fonzarelli - played by Henry Winkler in the 1970's-80's US comedy series Happy Days. | 4. | | Famous for fifteen minutes. | | Andy Warhol - US pop artist - he first used it in a 1968 exhibition catalogue. Years later, when tiring of constant reference to the phrase, he coined the ironic amusing variation: "In fifteen minutes, everybody will be famous." | 5. | | And now for something completely different... | | Monty Python's Flying Circus - BBC TV comedy show, 1960's-70's, written by Cleese, Palin, Jones, etc. Eric Idle was first to use the phrase as 'the Monty Python announcer' in the show's first episode on 5 October 1969, although John Cleese chiefly delivered the line in later shows. | 6. | | Whassup? (or Wazzup?) | | Budweiser beer commercials - or the full company name Anheuser-Busch Budweiser - the 'Wassup' Budweiser beer TV commercials campaign was launched around 2000 - the concept was created by Charles Stone and popularized in the Budweiser ads produced by the DDB advertising agency of Chicago. | 8. | | Big Brother (is watching you..) | | 1984 - the dark futuristic novel by George Orwell, published in 1949 - the phrase appeared in the description of a government poster, in part 1, chapter 1. | 10. | | I love it when a plan comes together. | | Colonel John 'Hannibal' Smith, played by George Peppard, from the 1980's US TV action series The A-Team. | 12. | | Show me the money! | | Jerry Maguire - the 1996 film, shouted by footballer Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Junior. | 14. | | Be all that you can be. | | US Army recruitment slogan from the late 1970's to 2001. Maybe one day all political leaders will meet the same selfless standards that they expect of their soldiers. (No points for that comment because it's far too obvious) |

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