Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 21st July
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- What is a group of ferrets called?
A business or, historically, a busyness
- The Interrail system offers the possibility to explore European countries by rail using a single pass for up to a month. How many countries are available to visit with the pass?
- What is the square root of 225?
- What is the scientific name for sunflowers?
- Ceviche, typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juice, is the national dish of which country?
- How old is the Queen of Cakes, Mary Berry?
She turned 85 on March 24th 2020
- On the pH scale, where do tomatoes sit?
Tomatoes have a pH of around 4.6, so they’re more acidic than alkaline!
- Name a swimming stroke that is also the name of an insect?
- What baking ingredient can also be used to clean your home?
Bicarbonate of soda
- What is the airport code for the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport?
- In which city did Greggs – the bringer of delicious fresh baked goods – begin?
Newcastle, specifically in Gosforth. There’s still a Greggs on Gosforth High Street!
- What’s the name of the largest football stadium in the UK and what is its current capacity?
Wembley London, 90,000 capacity
- Which region has been coined the UK’s Energy Estuary?
The Humber, home to a number of energy producers and manufacturers of fuels
- What is the name given to your finger next to your thumb?
Index finger; sometimes pointer or forefinger
- What is the capital of Switzerland?
- Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, Alan Dale and Liam Hemsworth all had roles in which popular soap show?
Neighbours! When good neighbours become good friends…
- Situated in the USA, what is the Will Rogers Highway better known as?
- What are the names of the five main characters in Scooby Doo?
Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred
- Jenny Ryan is one of the chasers on ITV’s The Chase, what is her alter ego on the show called?
- In what year did Dairy Milk first launch their chocolates bars?
1905 – Hooray!