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Bonus Quiz: Sunday 18th October 2020

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Lombard Street, famously known as the "Crookedest Street in the World", is located in which city?

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Some of San Francisco’s most expensive real estate sits on Lombard Street. This Russian Hill neighborhood possesses stately mansions even with the endless array of tourists pouring down the street every day. In the spring and through the entire summer, Lombard Street is alive with color, as the many beautiful flowers are in bloom.

Jennifer Mary Shipley, the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand served the country during which years?

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"This ain’t a damn beauty contest. If you come into politics to be popular, then you’ve picked the wrong sport" - Jenny Shipley. Dame Jennifer Mary Shipley DNZM (born 4 February 1952) is a former New Zealand politician who served as the 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1997 to 1999. Born in Gore, New Zealand, Shipley was one of four sisters. After attending Marlborough Girls' College, she qualified in 1971 as a teacher through the Christchurch College of Education and taught in New Zealand primary schools until 1976.

Matthew Lewis, the lead actor from Baby Done played a crucial character in Harry Potter series, his name was?

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Matthew Lewis was born on June 27, 1989 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. His acting career started when he was only 5 years old, in a TV show called Some Kind of Life. He rose to fame as a child in the Harry Potter movies and will forever be carved into our minds as Neville Longbottom.

In this scene, we see Zoe (Rose Matafeo) using the iconic blue clothing which we all have used at some point. Who maintains these bins around New Zealand?

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SaveMart is part of a New Zealand owned company that has grown over the past 40 years to be the largest used clothing recyclers in the country. SaveMart is a proud supporter of the Child Cancer Foundation and other non profit organisations. The clothing recycling business of The Textile Recycling Centre and SaveMart stores provides substantial ongoing financial support for the overheads of the Foundation, which allows for a high percentage of publicly raised funds to go directly to our Child and Family Support Services and programmes throughout New Zealand.

The iconic "Route 66" linking the cities of Chicago and Los Angeles covers the distance?

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Driving Route 66 is still a great experience. It’s not an easy road trip, as the defunct nature of the route means you’ll need to be aware of some things. For example, since Route 66 is technically decommissioned, it won’t show up on GPS. Its recommends getting a map or a professional guide so you can experience the entire route safely.

The famous Bluff Oyster and Food festival takes place every year in which month?

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Bluff oysters are among the finest in the world. Grown slowly in the cold, clean waters of the Foveaux Strait, oysters are harvested from March until July (or until the quota is reached). Since the 1860s, Bluff and Stewart Island have been at the centre of oystering in New Zealand. If you are a fan of seafood and want to sample some of the very best and freshest oysters in the world, then head to Bluff for its annual Oyster and Food Festival on 22nd May next year. It's this small town of Bluff in the far south of New Zealand's South Island that gives its name to the much-loved delicacy, the Bluff oyster.

One of the essential camping equipment, billycan is used for what?

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The billy is an Australian term for a metal container used for boiling water, making tea or cooking over a fire. By the end of the 19th century the billy had become as natural, widespread and symbolic of bush life as the gum tree, the kangaroo and the wattle.

The Skyline Gondola along with this beautiful backdrop shown in the movie trailer is in which region?

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Passengers from around the world have been climbing aboard the Gondolas since 1985 and the ride hasn’t stopped since. Skyline’s story began in 1981, when Skyline Enterprises founder Hylton Hensman purchased farmland on the city side of Mt Ngongotaha. On 10 March 1985 Skyline Skyrides Rotorua was officially opened and in the past 30 years of operation, the attraction has had more than eight million visitors ride the Gondolas. Many Kiwis will have fond childhood memories of riding the Gondolas for the first time – for many it was, and still is, a quintessential part of growing up in New Zealand.

Surprisingly Canada's has the longest coastline in the world, which country is on second place?

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Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world at 99,083 km. Indonesia is famous for its marine charm and beaches. Coast in Indonesia has become one of the most potential tourism sector, even some beaches in Indonesia is worldwide. As one of the examples: the island of Bali which the beauty of the beach is well known all over the world. In addition, Indonesia also has another beach that is also suitable for sunbathing, snorkelling, and surfing. Thousands of islands in Indonesia also contribute to these beautiful beaches.

What is the Maori word for Tiger?

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Taika in Maori means 'Tiger'. Does the name reminds someone? Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand. In 2019, he wrote, directed, and starred in Jojo Rabbit, an “anti-hate satire” that was so Jewish and so, so good. Waititi himself decided to play Hitler – er, a child’s imaginary version of Hitler — because, as he wrote, “What better way to insult Hitler than having him portrayed by a Polynesian Jew?”

We have the longest day during Summer solstice, when does this occur in southern hemisphere?

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In Latin, solstice means "sun standing still," which references the sun's place in the galaxy on this day. This date has had spiritual significance for thousands of years as humans have been amazed by the great power of the sun. The Celts celebrated with bonfires that would add to the sun's energy, Christians placed the feast of St John the Baptist and it is also the festival of Li, the Chinese Goddess of light.

The Electrographic Vote-recorder, became the first patented invention of this world renowned scientist

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While he is known for inventing the light bulb and the phonograph, Thomas Edison is also the face behind an invention that could have changed the course of American history. At the age of 22, Edison was recently fired from a telegraph operating job. This event propelled him to work on what would become his first patented invention, the electric vote recorder. A friend of Edison's, another telegraph operator named Dewitt Roberts, bought an interest in his machine for $100 and tried to sell it to Washington to no avail. Congress wanted no part of any device that would increase the speed of voting -- decreasing the time for filibusters and political wheeling and dealing -- so young Edison's vote-recorder was sent to the political graveyard.

I climb higher when I get hotter & climb down when things get cooler. What is the symbol for the common element hidden is this riddle?

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Mercury or quicksilver has been known since ancient times. It’s unknown who discovered it. Mercury was known to the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Hindus and has been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to about 1500 B.C. In the fourth century B.C. Aristotle refers to mercury in writing as ‘hydro-argyros’ – which translates as liquid-silver or water-silver. The Romans modified the Greek name slightly, referring to mercury as Hydragyrum, from which we get mercury’s modern chemical symbol Hg.

This hilarious bungy jumping scene in the movie is shot at which location?

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AJ Hackett Bungy Taupo is New Zealand's highest cliff-top Bungy Jump - located 47 metres (154 feet) above the Waikato River.

Hayabusa, World's fastest motorcycle from 90's era was produced by which company?

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There are plenty of sports bikes in the world, with newer companies coming through every year. However, there are very few sports bikes that are as iconic as the Hayabusa. Suzuki’s monster of a machine is one of the fastest, most striking looking sports bikes the world has ever seen. Upon the launch of the Hayabusa, Suzuki managed to create the most rapid production motorcycle on the market. The Bike could reach a top speed of 312 km/h, which blew the competition out of the water. This didn’t sit too well with other major bike manufacturers, and after a lot of lobbying, Suzuki put in a limiter at 300 km/h.

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