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1. Animals: Sometimes things aren't really lost after all. A living specimen of which animal, thought to have been extinct for over sixty million years, was discovered off the east coast of South Africa in 1938?
2. Brain Teasers: My phone has letters assigned to each number as follows - 1 (ABC), 2 (DEF), 3 (GHI), 4 (JKL), 5 (MNO), 6 (PQR), 7 (STU), 8 (VWX), 9 (YZ) - and I dial locations by spelling them out on my keypad. Which 'lost city' am I trying to call if I dial 1741 5737?
3. Celebrities: Which Hungarian-born actress, socialite and beauty queen lost her temper in 1989 and slapped a police officer when she was pulled over for speeding?
4. Entertainment: One of the running gags in the 'Peanuts' comic strip involves Charlie Brown losing something in a tree. What does he lose?
5. For Children: Which of the following items of clothing did Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit lose in Mr. McGregor's garden?
6. General Knowledge: There is an area of the world where many people, boats and planes are alleged to have been mysteriously lost. It is in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean and has been given which of the following nicknames?
7. Geography: In the year 79 CE, the city of Pompeii was lost within two days because it was buried during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. In which modern-day country are the ruins of Pompeii?
8. History: Napoleon Bonaparte's reign came to an end after he lost this famous battle. ABBA released a song which references this famous historic event. What is it?
9. Hobbies: Barbie is a doll that has been owned by many young girls (and boys) since she first appeared in 1959, and though Barbies were treasured items, there is one Barbie accessory which almost every child has lost. What is it?
10. Humanities: In 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen and it was thought lost to the world forever, but it was returned to the Louvre in 1913. Who painted this masterpiece?
11. Literature: In 1919 T.E. Lawrence lost the only existing manuscript for 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom' when he left it at a railway station and was forced to rewrite the entire book. Which David Lean film immortalised Lawrence's feats during World War One?
12. Movies: In the movie 'A Hard Day's Night' one of the Beatles goes missing and the others worry that he will not return in time for their performance. Who 'gets lost'?
13. Music: In 1959 The Kingston Trio had a hit titled 'The MTA Song'. It was named after the subway system in a particular city, and the plot involved a man being perpetually lost on the trains because he did not have the exit fare. Which city inspired this song?
14. People: Between 1866 and 1871 Dr David Livingstone lost contact with the outside world while exploring Africa. Who was charged with the duty of finding Livingstone and, upon achieving his goal, is reported to have uttered the immortal words, 'Dr Livingstone, I presume'?
15. Religion: According to legend, King Arthur's knights searched for this 'lost' vessel, said to have been used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper. What is it?
16. Science and Technology: In a nuclear reaction mass is lost and energy appears. The equation E = MC^2 (E equals M times C squared) gives the relationship between the mass lost and the energy created. Who proposed this formula?
17. Sports: It is said that the Curse of the Bambino caused a baseball team to lose the ability to win the World Series title for 86 years from 1918. Which team finally broke this curse and won another World Series title in 2004?
18. Television: In an episode of 'The Simpsons' the residents of the Springfield Retirement Castle are shown a version of 'Gone With The Wind' which has been 'edited for seniors'. Bart is disappointed that his favourite phrase from the movie has been lost when he hears Rhett Butler say, 'Frankly my dear, I love you. Let's remarry.' What was the original line?
19. Video Games: In the video game 'Tomb Raider' the heroine's task is to recover a valuable artefact from the lost tomb of Qualopec in Peru. What is the name of the female character at the centre of this game?
20. World: In 1860 British and French forces destroyed the Old Summer Palace and twelve bronze animal fountainhead sculptures, including a dragon, a tiger, and a monkey, were lost. What country successfully repatriated the first of these bronzes in the year 2000?
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