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AK’s General Knowledge A-Z #17

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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A – 1979 science fiction horror film and the disgusting creature eventually killed by Ellen Ripley
Alien
B – the largest city on the Indochinese Peninsula
Bangkok
C – a body part, or something in which a pirate might put a treasure (not a body part in this case)
Chest
D – explorer/pirate Sir Francis, or Canadian rapper who was Spotify’s most-streamed artist in the 2010s
Drake
E – what customers most likely do at Europe’s oldest still working company, St. Peter Stiftskulinarium (founded 803 CE)
Eat
F – Fred and Wilma who have a pet dinosaur
The Flintstones
G – Seinfeld’s best friend, or someone numbered III who was declared insane (although speaking nonsense for 58 hours might today just be called “politics”)
George
H – late singer Whitney, or how those heading for the Moon addressed NASA
Houston
I – the first country to have a female president followed by another female president
Ireland
J – a mechanical device used to raise an object, or first name of actor Black (“The School of Rock”)
Jack
K – he had a dream
Martin Luther King
L – country with a name that means “light stone”
Liechtenstein
M – possibly the greatest football (soccer) player that lived, first name Diego
Maradona
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N – ballet by Tchaikovsky with dolls, toy soldiers and a Mouse King with multiple heads
Nutcracker
O – since 1896, nothing can prevent this event from taking place regularly, except World Wars and Covid-19
Olympic Games
P – from Volcan Baru, the highest point of this country, you can see the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic
Panama
Q – in 007 films, the head of the research and development division of the British Secret Service
Q
R – robbery in Dutch, or where the fiddler is in the musical
Roof
S – pop singer Taylor (“Shake It Off”), or the author Jonathan (“Gulliver’s Travels”)
Swift
T – first name of Sir Berners-Lee who invented the World Wide Web
Tim
U – a number in Italian, or a card game with cards such as “Wild,” “Skip,” “Draw Two” and “Reverse”
Uno
V – the French “Father of Science Fiction”, who predicted submarines and Moon landing (but going to the centre of the Earth remains science fiction)
Jules Verne
W – what Sumerians invented – and the rest is history (literally)
Writing
X – action film starring Vin Diesel as a thrill-seeking extreme sports enthusiast, stuntman and rebellious athlete-turned-reluctant spy
xXx
Y – first name of Canadian author Martel who wrote the Man Booker Prize winning novel “Life of Pi”
Yann
Z – the capital of Croatia
Zagreb
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