- Where would you find a felloe?
On a wheel – it’s the outer circle (or a section of it), to which the spokes are fixed.
- What is a kraken?
A large mythical sea-monster, said to appear off the coast of Norway.
- What, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, are jim-jams?
Either delirium tremens or a fit of depression. I always thought they were pyjamas – but apparently not.
- What is the capital of Bahrain?
- Historically, what fraction of a pound sterling was a noble?
A third (six shillings and eightpence).
- Where might you suffer from convolvulus?
In the garden – it’s a family of twining plants with trumpet-shaped flowers, including bindweed.
- What nationality was the composer Gustav Holst?
British. Although his father’s family was Swedish, he was born in Cheltenham.
- Which two planets rotate in the opposite direction to the other six?
Uranus and Venus – Uranus rotates on an axis inclined just over 90° from the plane of its orbit, Venus’s axis is at almost 180°.
- What is Britain’s smallest native bird?
The goldcrest. It’s only just smaller than the wren.
- Of which constellation is Betelgeuse the brightest star?
- Of what nationality was Edvard Munch, painter of The Scream?
- From which plant is linseed oil derived?
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