Pub quiz questions

  1. What provides more than 50% of the Earth's oxygen?
    Nature(6) Science(6) QI(4) GI(4)
    1x03. Klaxon answer: Trees

  2. What is the main ingredient of air?
    QI(3) Science(3) GI(3)
    1x04. Klaxon answers: Oxygen, carbon dioxide

  3. What flavour is the oldest-known soup?
    GI(5) QI(5) Food(9)

  4. What is the name of the capital city of Thailand?
    Krung Thep
    QI(4) GI(4) Geography(6)
    1x02. Klaxon answer: Bangkok

  5. Where is the driest place on Earth?
    Dry Valleys region, Antartica
    GI(4) QI(4) Geography(6)
    1x03. Klaxon answer: Sahara Desert. The average annual rainfall is less than two inches, about the same as the Sahara, but the Dry Valleys, are free from ice and snow, and which haven't seen rain for two million years.

  6. To the nearest thousand, how many brides walked down the aisle in Britain last year?
    Religion(6) QI(3) GI(3)
    1x02 Klaxon answer: Anything that isn't zero. The aisles in a church are either side of the nave, not down the middle.

  7. What man-made artifacts can be seen from the moon with the naked eye?
    Nothing man-made can be seen.
    QI(3) GI(3) Science(5)
    1x02. Klaxon answer: Great Wall of China

  8. What did Atlas carry on his shoulders?
    The sky/heavens
    Mythology(3) QI(3) GI(3)
    1x03. Klaxon answer: the earth.

  9. Which town did Charles Dickens describe as "the dullest and most stupid spot on the face of the earth?"

  10. What is the longest animal in the world?
    Lion's mane jellyfish
    QI(4) GI(4) Nature(7) Biology(7)
    1x03. Klaxon answer: Blue Whale. Fry incorrectly states that they the tendrils can grow up to 200ft, but the longest one discovered was only 120ft. Still longer than a blue whale though.