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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #16

The first answer starts with an A, and so on...
Full names are alphabetised according to surname, not considering a possible surname prefix.
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Last updated: May 21, 2021
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A – Swedish golfer Sörenstam, or a friend of Pippi Longstocking
Annika
B – gate at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße in Berlin, dating from 1791
Brandenburg Gate
C – pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in both physics and chemistry
Marie Curie
D – first name of Purcell who played Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break (no countries have been named after him, though)
Dominic
E – bird that catches the worm
Early
F – Henry who wrote “Tom Jones”, or Helen who wrote about another Jones and her diary
Fielding
G – the capital of Sierra Leone is Freetown, but this other African country has a capital with a name that means “free town”
Gabon (Libreville)
H – is “hören” in German, or what Marvin Gaye did through the grapevine
Hear
I – the second largest peninsula of the world
Indian Peninsula
J – country that has more pets than children
Japan
K – first name of NBA star Bryant who died in 2020, or a city in the
country mentioned on the previous row
Kobe
L – not first, but what a shoemaker might use
Last
M – Disney’s Ariel was “The Little _____”
Mermaid
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N – to hit a target, or a thin, horny plate at the ends of your bodily extremities
Nail
O – “______’s Eleven”, movie about friends who plan to steal $160 million from a casino
Ocean
P – fictional Belgian who used his little grey cells famously in England
Hercule Poirot
Q – to lose heart or courage, or a small game bird
Quail
R – alternative band My Chemical _____, or a language such as French or Italian
Romance
S – a grammatically complete series of words, or a punishment
Sentence
T – when the world was divided in 1883, most European countries got one, Canada got six, Russia got eleven and China only wanted one of this
Time zone
U – “Bourne ______”, Matt Damon’s third Jason Bourne movie; the name means “the last one” or “a final statement” in Latin
Ultimatum
V – the nearest place where a day is longer than a year
Venus
W – messaging and voice-over-IP service bought by Facebook in 2014 for US$19.3 billion
WhatsApp
X – superhero team who appeared in comic books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; later a superhero film series
X-Men
Y – playing Twister, the referee may call out “Left hand, _____”
Yellow
Z – the point in the sky directly overhead (the opposite of nadir)
Zenith
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Level 44
Jul 17, 2022
Time Zone!!! I had no idea.