ROUND 1 – so good they named it twice

1

Dance performed at the Moulin Rouge

Can-can

2

Food made from crushed wheat semonlina

Couscous

3

American rock band whose biggest hit was 1985’s Broken Wings

Mr Mister

4

Narrow drum played with the hands

Tom-tom

5

South African archbishop and human rights campaigner

Tutu

6

Hot pepper also known as a Bird’s Eye Chili

Piri piri

7

Prison on the Hudson River north of New York city

Sing Sing

8

The yellow Teletubby

Laa-Laa

9

1997 Jim Carrey comedy in which he plays a lawyer

Liar Liar

10

Stage name of 1980s pop singer Stephen Duffy who had a hit with Kiss Me

Tintin


ROUND 2 – anagrams

11

BURSTING PRESENCE

Bruce Springsteen

12

AMETHYST LAWN SET

Stanley Matthews

13

A PERIODICAL DONOR

Leonardo di Caprio

14

PRIESTS NEARBY

Britney Spears

15

PARKLAND FARM

Frank Lampard

16

OLD WEST ACTION

Clint Eastwood

17

HAIRY CAMERA

Mariah Carey

18

THORNY CAB BLOB

Bobby Charlton

19

HYDRO MAT

Tom Hardy

20

RARE SAND RABBITS

Barbra Streisand


ROUND 3 – last letter of each answer is first letter of next

21

Host city of 1996 Olympic Games

Atlanta

22

Vegetable also known as eggplant

Aubergine

23

Inspector Morse’s first name

Endeavour

24

1970s sitcom boarding house landlord

Rigsby

25

Second most popular website in the world

YouTube

26

Body part that includes the olecranon and the lateral and medial epicondyles

Elbow

27

Both an Australian TV prison and a Surrey golf course

Wentworth

28

Unit of frequency

Hertz

29

German word meaning ‘spirit of the times’

Zeitgeist

30

Light ornamental crown worn by women

Tiara


ROUND 4 – what am I? (pop music)

31

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come

The walrus

32

I cut down trees, I eat my lunch, I go to the lavatory. On Wednesdays I go shopping and have buttered scones for tea

A lumberjack

33

I’ll only fly away, I don’t know where my soul is

Like a bird

34

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet and a freight train running through the middle of my head

On fire

35

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

Still standing

36

I’m a model, you know what I mean, and I do my little turn on the catwalk

Too sexy

37

I thought love was only true in fairytales, meant for someone else but not for me

A believer

38

I bang my own drum, some think it’s noise, I think it’s pretty

What I am

39

It’s just a silly phase I’m going through

Not in love

40

I’m about to lose control and I think I like it

So excited


ROUND 5 – 2018 was weird

41

Why did Ikea encourage women to urinate on one of its magazine adverts?

It contained a pregnancy test (pregnant women got a discount)

42

What did the city of Venice run out of in February?

Canal water

43

What is unusual about Barbra Streisand’s new dogs Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet?

They are both clones of her previous dog

44

In May the first person in the UK was charged for doing what while driving a sit-on lawnmower?

Using a mobile phone

45

What was unusual about the toilet that Kim Jong Un used at his summit with Donald Trump in Singapore?

He brought it with him

46

Shortages of which food product caused civil unrest in France?

Nutella

47

Surgeon Simon Bramhall was found guilty of assault for doing what to his patients’ kidneys?

Branding them with his initials

48

The Beano sent a legal letter to which MP insisting that he stop imitating one of its characters?

Jacob Rees-Mogg (Walter the Softie)

49

British inventor Brian Harper unveiled a street lamp in Worcestershire that runs off what fuel?

Dog poo

50

According to adult actress Stormy Daniels, what animal is Donald Trump scared of?

Sharks





Tiebreakerif needed:
How old is Sir David Attenborough today, in days?

33,878 days