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In the northern hemisphere, does water drain down a plughole clockwise or anti-clockwise?
A mother and father have five sons. Each son has one sister. How many people are there in this family?
Which English county apparently changed it's name from 'Scrobbesbyrigscir' because Norman invaders could not pronounce it?
Which 1949 novel was originally titled in The Last Man in Europe?
How many times does the letter 'p' occur in the first line of the tongue-twister about Peter Piper?
Which amendment to the American constitution protects witnesses from self-incrimination?
How many of Snow White's seven dwarfs had beards?
Who sang the opening line of the original Band Aid single 'Do They Know It's Christmas'?
What is known in France as 'mercredi des Cendres'?
How is the Jewish day of Atonement better known?
In which film did the song 'Moon River' originally appear?
Which country's name means 'The Saviour'?
What is the name of the Manchester Orbital Motorway?
Which best-selling book was first published in 1936 by Phyllis Pearson after she had walked an estimated 3,000 miles?
In which sport do comepting teams try to travel backwards and in opposite directions?
Who wrote Tosca?
Where is the official residence of the First Lord of the Treasury?
What type of fruit is a cantaloupe?
Which Thames Bridge is the first that the University Boat Race passes under?
What was invented by Kenneth Wood in 1947?
What morbid coincidence links Mama Cass and Keith Moon?
Which two elements are liquid at room temperature?

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