General knowledge 109

From the quiz on 29/11/16.

  1. What is the common English name for the vibrissae of various animals, including cats, dogs, rats and seals? Whiskers

  2. Which British singer was born Faroukh Bulsara on the island of Zanzibar in 1946? Freddie Mercury

  3. According to an American World War II propaganda poster, what might loose lips do? Sink ships

  4. Which female comedian wrote the script for the Spice Girls’ jukebox musical, Viva Forever!? Jennifer Saunders

  5. What name, from the Greek for “(to) bore”, is given to an ancient medical procedure in which a hole is drilled into a person’s skull in order to release evil spirits? Trepanning (trepanation)

  6. What animal appears in the logo of the Rainforest Alliance? Frog

  7. What was the original name of the London Underground station that in 1932 was renamed Arsenal, after the football club? Gillespie Road

  8. Which American businessman co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975? Paul Allen

  9. Angel dust is a colloquial name for which hallucinogenic recreational drug, originally used as a veterinary anaesthetic? PCP (phencyclidine)

  10. In French, what specific experience is often referred to as la petite mort (“little death”)? Orgasm


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