Extremely Hard General Knowledge #58

Answer these DIFFICULT random trivia questions.
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Last updated: April 20, 2023
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Which singer was Carrie Fisher married to from 1983-1984?
Paul Simon
Malawi and Zambia both use which currency unit?
What was the name of the 1st Duke of Wellington, best known for defeating Napoleon in 1815?
Arthur Wellesley
A skyscraper is widely accepted to be any building taller than what height?
150 metres
What is the name of the racecourse in Australia where the prestigious Melbourne Cup is held?
Which British chemist won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using X-ray crystallography to discover the structure of molecules such as insulin and penicillin?
Dorothy Hodgkin
Which province of South Africa contains the country's largest city, Johannesburg?
Which South African golfer won 9 Men's Major Championships dating from 1959 to 1978?
Gary Player
Named after a Japanese doctor and commonly affecting young children, what is the name of the condition of inflammation of the blood vessels?
Kawasaki disease
Adapted into the 2004 film of the same name, who wrote the children's book The Polar Express?
Chris Van Allsburg
What name given to leather that has not yet been tanned or treated, was also a Western TV show starring Clint Eastwood?
Starting with the Northernmost county and moving South, list the 4 English counties that border Wales?
Cheshire Shropshire Herefordshire Gloucestershire
Which Swede served as UN Secretary-General from 1953 until his death in a plane crash in 1961?
Dag Hammarskjöld
The husband of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, died in December of which year?
Who had 2 UK Number Ones in 1995 with "Don't Stop (Wiggle Wiggle)" and "Boom Boom Boom"?
Outhere Brothers
What was the name of the chemist who invented Coca-Cola in the late 19th century?
John Stith Pemberton
What is the name of the world in which World of Warcraft takes place?
In 1941, Ginger Rogers won Oscar for Best Actress for her role in which film?
Kitty Foyle (1940)
In Egyptian Mythology, who was the god of craftsmen and architecture and the father of Imhotep?
What cocktail is made up of applejack, grenadine, and lemon/lime juice?
Jack Rose
Level 50
Apr 18, 2023
A lot of typing needed for the counties question, and having to put them in order seems extra difficult.

Again, no such Oscar as ‘Best Lead Actress’ - just ‘Best Actress’.

Level 64
Apr 20, 2023
Geographical position of counties is a useful thing to know and having in order removes the possibility of just "hit and hope" guessing.

It is an EXTREMELY HARD general knowledge quiz after all :)

Will amend the Oscar question to be consistent