Try these

1. Are avocados fruit or veg?
2. What’s a baby rabbit called? [Not bunny]
3. Which planet spins clockwise?
4. What’s ‘A la recherche du temps perdu’ in English?
5. Only letter not appearing on the periodic table?
6. What hair colour was Elvis, originally?
7. What’s significant about Witwatersrand?

24 comments for “Try these

  1. 1. Fruit, but botanically all fruits are vegetable, so could be both in a squeeze
    2. Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail or Peter
    3. Pluto, if its a planet again.

  2. 1. Nuts
    2. Hors d’Oeuvre
    3. Depends on your frame of reference
    4. A la recherche du temps perdu
    5. All of them appear. (If you check enough different languages)
    6. None
    7. There isn’t much water there.

  3. 1. Let’s go with fruit.
    2. Let’s go with kit.
    3. Maybe – there’s one orbit close to ours.
    4. Chuckles … sigh.
    5. J … yes.
    6. Another smartanswer.
    7. Witwatersrand? Sigh. Correct, but what else?

  4. 3 is a trick question – all planets spin in BOTH directions – except planets like Mercury which do not spin at all.

    Why both directions? Well, it depends where you are standing – if you are on the northern hemisphere, you are spinning clockwise but if standing on the southern hemisphere you are spinning anti clockwise. If you’re standing on the equator you are traveling rather than spinning, in Earth’s case, at 18.5 miles per second. Now, whether you are traveling forwards or backwards depends on which way you’re facing…

  5. The old black and white BBC logo thing had planet earth rotating from right to left. As this is the BBC should I take that as spin?

  6. 7. The Witwatersrand is the watershed between the Vaal and Limpopo river basins, the former ending in the Atlantic and the latter ending in the Indian ocean. On many a drunken night, as a student at Wits university (perched on the watershed itself), we had a ceremonial wee, knowing that half the flow would end up in the atlantic and half in the indian*

    *if the city storm drains worked that way

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.