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Daily Quiz: Saturday 17th October 2020

Which of these American towns are linked by "Route 66"

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U.S. Route 66 also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, passing through eight states and three time zones before ending in Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km)

Do arteries carry blood towards or away from the heart

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Arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins carry blood back to the heart.

Kleptophobia is the fear of

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Kleptophobia (or cleptophobia) is an irrational fear of stealing (theft) or of being robbed. This fear is often caused by a traumatic experience in the past, such as being a victim of robbery.

Steepest street in the world?

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Baldwin Street, in Dunedin is recognised by Guinness World Records as the World's steepest drivable residential street with a 35 per cent gradient, rising from 30 m to 100 m. The steepness was unintentional; grids were laid out by surveyor Charles Kettle without proper regard for the terrain. Indeed some of the streets he intended were unable to be laid

Remember Harry Potter? What position does he play on the Quidditch team?

HarryPotter
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Harry Potter plays as Seeker for his house team at Hogwarts. The goal of the Seeker is to catch the Golden Snitch.

Which famous street is this?

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Known as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” Lombard Street is one of San Francisco’s most popular landmarks. Every year, millions of visitors walk or drive down its eight sharp hairpin turns. Surrounded by Russian Hill mansions and perfectly manicured landscaping and flowers, it is also one of the city’s most scenic streets. The crooked part of Lombard Street was designed in 1922, after it was determined that the 27% grade of the hill was too steep for most vehicles, and even pedestrians. The switchbacks were designed to increase the ability to travel safely on Lombard, the one way street was paved with red bricks in its now-famously crooked fashion, and a recommended speed limit of 5 mph was established.

Which is the world's smallest mammal?

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The smallest mammal in the world is the bumblebee bat, weighing in at just barely 2 grams and measuring 1 to 1.3 inches in length, about the size of a large bumblebee. Discovered by Thai zoologist Kitti Thonglongya in 1974, it's also known as Kitti's hog-nosed bat because of its pink, pig-like snout. The tiny bat lives in caves in parts of western Thiland and Myanmar (also known as Burma), where it lives in colonies, usually with fewer than 100 bats.

In which region would you find Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu ?

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Taumatawhak......... is a hill near Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. At 85 letters long, this is the longest place name in the world

Why was the Jaguar Xj220 so Named 

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The Jaguar XJ220 was named in a similar fashion to the legendary Jaguar XK120 – the 220 in its name relates to the car's intended top speed of 220mph.

About which family are the Godfather films?

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The Godfather is about the Corleone family. Marlon Brando wanted to make Don Corleone "look like a bulldog," so he stuffed his cheeks with cotton wool for the audition. For the actual filming, he wore a mouthpiece made by a dentist.

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