Sunday, 29 September 2013

One of my favourite singers and Justin Timberlake

Nice and quick.

Here's my next set of 25.

This has been a great month for the site,with more people visiting than ever, so my thanks goes to anyone who reads and supports this site. Hopefully I can keep adding to it and keep it growing.

Enjoy this lot...........................

1.(Pictured)Which American physicist and neuro-biologist won the 1960 Nobel Prize for Physics,for his invention of the bubble chamber,as used in subatomic particle physics?

Donald Glaser

2.In 1503,the Portuguese captain,Antonio de Saldanha,recorded the first ascent of which African Mountain?

Table Mountain

3.In reference to the colours of the stripes on their  jerseys,which Italian football team is known as the 'Rossoneri'?

AC Milan

4.In 1846 he discovered Triton,the largest moon of Neptune and in 1851 he discovered Ariel and Umbriel,two moons of Uranus.What is the name of this British astronomer who has craters on the moon and Mars named after him,as well as an asteroid and a ring of Neptune?

William Lassell

5.Reference is made to it by the chorus,in Act II of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Gondoliers'.Which dance,traditionally associated with Andalusia,(although founded in Cuba),takes its name from the Spanish for 'small boat' and was first introduced to the public by Fanny Essler, in the 1812 ballet 'The Lady of the Lake'?


6.(Pictured)Prevalent in the first half of the 20th century,he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949 and later won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955 and 1963 (posthumously).Which American writer's best known works include 'As I lie Dying','Absolam Absolam!' and 'The Sound and the Fury'?

William Faulkner

7.Taken form the Greek meaning 'coal-like' ,it is sometimes known as 'black'coal'.What is the most common name given to the variety of coal,which has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities  and the highest calorific content of all types of coals?


8.The 1956 French film 'The Silent World' was directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and became the first documentary film to win both the Palme d'or and the Academy Award for 'Best Documentary Feature'. Which 2004 documentary is the only other film to have repeated this feat since then?

Farenheit 9/11?

9.(Pictured)Japanese astronaut Akikio Hoshide has probably taken the most spectacular example.What six-letter name was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in August 2013,defined as 'a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website'?


10.Named after the principal river that flows through it,Klang Valley is situated between the Titiwangsa Mountains to the north and east and the Strait of Malacca to the west. It is a major part of which Asian capital city?

Kuala Lumpar

11.(Pictured)Nominated twice for a Grammy Award,which US singer/songwriter,co-founded  the band Throwing Muses,with her stepsister Kristin Hersh in the 1980s,before going on to form the groups,The Breeders and Belly in the 1990s?

Tanya Donnelly

12.A French automaker,it was founded by Fiat in 1934,bought by Chrysler in 1970 and became defunct in 1979,when it was taken over by PSA Peugeot Citroen.Which car manufacturer's best known brands were the  '1100', at one time the best selling car in France and the award winning '1307' and 'Horizon models?


13.The largest lake in Chile, (by surface area),is known as Lake Buenos Aires,on the Argentine side.On the Chilean side,the lake is known by what name,after an 18th/19th century Chilean military leader and founding member of independent Chile?

General Carerra Lake

14.(Pictured)When completed,the Full Moon Hotel claims that it will be the world's second  7-star hotel to be advertised,after the Burj Al Arab.Located in a former Soviet Republic,it was largely funded by money from oil and gas exports.In which capital city can it be found?


15.According to the theory by Hippocrates,by what collective name are blood,phlegm,black bile and yellow bile known?


16.Located in the constellation of Taurus,it is a Red Giant star and one of the brightest to the human eye. What is the name of this star,which takes its name from the Arabic for 'follower' ,due to its proximity to the Pleiades stars,in the night time sky?


17.Which six-letter word links the Inuit word for 'wolf', a make of a Volkswagen pic-up truck and a 1990 Mike Oldfield album,his emphatic 'farewell' to Virgin Records?


18.Which fruit's 'equivalent dose', is a non-standard unit of radiation exposure, defined as the additional dose a person will absorb from eating it?


19.With the highest point known as 'Dena',what is the name of the mountain range,the largest in Iran and Iraq,that forms a geographic barrier between the flatlands of Mesopotamia and the Iranian plateau?

Zagros Mountains

20.(Pictured)Scoring five more than David Campese,which Japanese winger holds the record as the leading Rugby Union Test try scorer of all time?

Daisuke Ohata

21.In English it means 'Until Victory'.What is the Spanish  title,of the 1965 song,written by Carlos Puebla in honour of Che Guevara,which has been covered by many artists around the world,most notably in France, by Nathalie Cardone ?

Hasta Siempre

22.Also known as 'man price',what was the name of the restitution in the Salic Code,that was payable by the guilty party,to the victims of theft,injury or death?


23.(Pictured)In 2012, she starred in the remake of 'Total Recall' alongside Colin Farrell,portrayed actress Vera Miles in the biographical film Hitchcock and appeared in Playing for Keeps with Gerard Butler. What is the name of this actress,who also married Justin Timberlake in the same year?

Jessica Biel

24. The Presidents Cup is a similar golf tournament to the Ryder Cup,but it is played between the USA and a 'Rest of the World' team made up from players outside of Europe. Now in its tenth edition,two players hold the record of playing in eight tournaments each.Name either player?

Ernie Els and Vijay Singh

25.(Pictured)First described in the 1943 essay 'A Theory of Human Motivation',which American psychologist produced the hierarchy theory,which suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire  the secondary or higher level?

Abraham Maslow