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You Learn Something New Every Day! #1

Created by DaveH1960

Fun Trivia : Quizzes : Mixed 10 Q. Very Difficult [A]
You Learn Something New Every Day 1 game quiz
"A quiz to correct you about the things you knew you knew...but didn't. Beware! The answers are all pedantically correct even if some are a bit 'tongue in cheek'. (Sources: 'The Book of General Ignorance' and the BBC's 'QI')."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Who invented the telephone?
    Alexander Graham Bell
    Antonio Meucci
    Thomas Edison
    Guglielmo Marconi

2. Most of us know from our childhood that an owl calls out 'tu-whit tu-whoo', but how many single owls actually say 'tu-whit tu-whoo'?

3. During the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805, Lord Nelson was shot and killed. According to contemporary accounts, what were his famous LAST words?
    Drink, drink, fan, fan, rub, rub
    Kiss me Hardy
    'Tis only a flesh wound
    Look after poor Lady Hamilton

4. Over which eye did Lord Nelson wear a patch?
    Right eye
    Left eye
    Either as he preferred

5. Most know about William Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill. Approximately how many buffalo did he actually shoot?
    Between 5000 and 10 000
    Between 100 and 500
    Fewer than 100
    Between 1000 and 5000

6. Judging by consumption, what was James Bond's favourite drink?
    Martini (shaken, not stirred)

7. Where was baseball invented?
    Outer Mongolia

8. What was the first animal in space?
    A fruit fly

9. Where in the world do most tigers live?
    North America
    Outer Hebrides

10. Cliff Richard's first hit in the UK was 'Move It', but who was his backing group on this single?
    The Drifters
    The Dakotas
    The Shadows
    The Beatles

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Compiled Jun 28 12