1. In 1971, Alan Shepard struck a golf ball that went for “miles and miles and miles.” Where was he?
2. According to legend, orange carrots were first bred to honour the independence of which European country?
3. What movie’s soundtrack was the bestselling album worldwide in 2014?
4. Which organ makes up only two per cent of your body’s weight but requires a fifth of its energy?
5. Who was the first person to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic?
6. The human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney is known for being married to George Clooney, but also for representing which former Ukrainian prime minister?
7. Which country’s Qassim University hosted a 2012 conference about women in society—with no women in sight? 8. Despite gaining fame for writing about Ireland, what author never set foot in that country again after age 30?
9. What website redesigned its logo in 2012 to look like a “mountain bluebird with a dash of hummingbird”?
10. Who turned out to be wrong when she predicted, “Later on, neither I nor anyone else will be interested in the musings of a 13-year-old schoolgirl”?
11. The Brick Testament is a website that illustrates the Bible (gore, sex and all) in what unusual medium?
12. What animal’s scientific name, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, means
“black-and-white cat foot?”
13. What actor received Oscar nominations for both American Hustle and American Sniper?
14. Which Roman emperor won an Olympic chariot race even though he fell out of the chariot?
15. Which structure was erected closer to the time of Cleopatra: the Great Pyramid
of Giza or the pyramidshaped Luxor casino-hotel
in Las Vegas?