1. What’s the only song performed at the Eurovision Song Contest that went on to win a Grammy?
2. What Oscar-winning 1995 film convinced its star, James Cromwell, to become a vegan?
3. Which ocean is surrounded by the member countries of APEC?
4. Which Roman emperor’s daughter, Julia, was exiled for breaking her father’s stiff adultery law?
5. Muslim lore has it that Abraham’s hometown of Ur was in modernday Urfa, in which country?
6. If you multiply 4/3, pi and the cube of the radius, you get the volume of what geometric object?
7. Which country had “Outer” in its name until 1924, to distinguish it from the “Inner” one found in China?
8. What Australian mammal’s cubeshaped droppings allow it to mark its territory over uneven surfaces?
9. How many Spice Girls were there?
10. What Irish ’80s pop star shaved her head, in part to make herself less conventionally “pretty” in an industry known for exploiting women?
11. In the film Pretty Woman, which actor was improvising when he snapped a jewellery case down on Julia Roberts’s hand?
12. Half the English books he owned were about conspiracy theories. There were even some 9/11 truther texts, oddly. Who was he?
13. In ancient Egypt, animals were mummified. True or false?
14. Which country put Albert Einstein on its five-lirot note in 1968?
15. Not to be confused with the Darwin Awards,
the Darwin Medal is a prestigious honour for what kind of scientists?