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In what year did Yuri Gagarin become the first man to travel into space?
For participants weighing in at less than 105 lbs., what is the lightest class of MMA fighters?
What was artist Vermeer’s first name?
The flag of Albania features a two-headed what?
Amen Corner makes up the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes at which golf course?
With a record 18 major championships, which American golfer has the nickname “The Golden Bear”?
Which musician is subject of the 2014 Broadway musical “Beautiful”?
The three “grand tour” bike races in Europe take part in France, Spain, and which other country?
A UNESCO World Heritage site formed from a volcano eruption, what country is home to the Giant’s Causeway?
The English name of the German news magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ translates as, ‘The what?’
Which author, who died in 2001, was the author of the “Bourne” book trilogy?
In July 2016, which soccer/football star was found guilty of tax fraud?
NATO is headquartered in what country?
In the King Arthur mythology, who presents him with his sword?
Haumea, a dwarf planet located beyond Neptune’s orbit, is named after a Hawaiian goddess of what?
The Nubian Pyramids / Pyramids of Meroe are located in what modern-day country?
Prior to its occupation by the British in 1704, Gibraltar was a territory of which country?
Which singer wrote “I Shot the Sheriff” in 1973?
A montera is a hat commonly worn by people participating in what activity?
Stephen Spielberg won his first Oscar for Best Director for which film?
In July 1985, Operation Satanic saw the French sinking what Greenpeace ship?
Who did Mehmet Ali Agca famously try to kill in 1981?
Liam and Noel Gallagher are/were the members of which band?
Esther Summerson, the only female Dickens character to be a narrator, features in which work?
What is the name of the man-eating plant in “Little Shop of Horrors”?
What is the practice of growing one crop at a time?
The distance between two rails on a train’s track is known as the train’s what?
Harold Holt, who disappeared while swimming in 1967, was the Prime Minister of which country?
In 1966, which nation state formally ended its 427-year list of “banned books”?
What is the term for a parasite of a parasite?
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” is from what Shakespeare play?
Which Spanish author died within a month of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616?
Released in 1954, what was the first single released by Elvis Presley?
What epic poem, written in the early 14th century, is divided into three parts, known as “Inferno,” “Purgatory” and “Paradise”?
News network Al-Jazeera was founded in what country?
Which singer joined AC/DC on their 2016 world tour?
Lasting from 1991 to 2013, “The Streak” refers to an unprecedented 21 wins by what wrestler?
Which country banned chewing gum in 1992?
In 2015, which music star launched a streaming service called Tidal?
The Dalai Lama belongs to which Order of Tibetan monks, also known as Gelug?
What was the name of the May 2017 cyberattack that affected 230,000 computers in 150 countries?
At age 18, who became the youngest person to win a Formula One grand prix in 2016?
Who played Harley Quinn in the 2016 film “Suicide Squad”?
Which baseball catcher, known more for his work as an announcer and panelist on “The Today Show,” died in 2016?
On what shuttle did Alan Shepard become the first American in space on May 5, 1961?
The Julliard School, one of the foremost arts institutions in the world, is based in what city?
Which prominent Democrat in the US Senate was mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988?
What “P” is the hypothesis that life is spread by organisms that can survive in space, and are spread via space debris to planets?
Who invented the forerunner to the calculator, known as the difference engine?
In 1967, who became the first black justice on the US Supreme Court?

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