1. By area, which is the largest country that lies entirely south of the equator? 2. In 2015, the New Horizons space probe found a heart-shaped pool of poison ice on what planet?
3. Unusually, who played lead guitar on the Beatles’ “Taxman”?
4. In what year did the Canadian navy stop providing daily rum rations to its sailors: 1882, 1972 or 2012?
5. Who gave a copy of his novel
A Farewell to Arms to James Joyce with all of the censored swear words written back in? 6. So far, who was the only American president who could speak Indonesian? 7. How many quarks are there in a proton? 8. What’s the largest order of insects, accounting for more than a quarter of all known animal species? 9. In the Bible, King Herod’s stepdaughter demanded whose head on a platter, inspiring paintings by Caravaggio and a host of other masters? 10. Salsa made from tomatoes, white onions and cilantro is sometimes called “salsa bandera” (flag sauce) because it features the same colours as which country’s flag?
11. Igor Sikorsky, creator of the world’s first mass-produced helicopter, said he was inspired by Clipper of the Clouds, a novel by what author? 12. Més que un club! What soccer team won three European Cups and three FIFA World Cups between 2009 and 2016?
13. Which is the southernmost national capital in the European Union?
14. The Trung sisters were first-century military leaders who ran which country for three years?
15. There’s no hard proof that she said“Let them eat cake,” nor that she introduced croissants to Paris from Vienna, but whom does legend credit with both?