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1. Aviemore, in Scotland is at the heart of which National Park?  The Cairngorms National Park

 2. What was the name of the fire station and the colour of the watch featured in TV?s London?s Burning?  Blackwall and Blue Watch

 3. Which famous horse race is run at Louisville?  Kentucky Derby

 4. Who won the Best Actress Oscar for the 1988 film, The Accused?  Jodi Foster   

 5. What is the capital of Nova Scotia (East Canada)?  Halifax

 6. How much - to the nearest pound (lb) does a cubic foot of fresh water weigh? 62 (actual 62.4 lb)

 7. In 1547 who became the 1st Tsar of Russia?  Ivan IV (the Terrible)

 8. In 1753 who was appointed 1st Postmaster General in America?  Benjamin Franklin

 9. In 2000 who became the first black USA Secretary of State?  Colin Powell

10. In 2002, who became the 1st black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress? Halle Berry

11. In 200,1 who became 1st woman to serve as US national security adviser? Condoleezza Rice

12. Who was the 1st female "space tourist," on September 18, 2006, and paid $20 million to ride on the Russian Soyuz TMA-9 capsule?  Anousheh Ansari (also: 1st Iranian in space and 1st Muslim woman in space)

13. In 1900 Charlotte Cooper became the 1st woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal - In which sport?  Tennis

14. In 1901 Annie Taylor aged 64 years at the time, was the 1st woman to do what?  Go over Niagara Falls in a barrel

15. In 1923 who was the 1st American to swim across the English Channel?  Henry Sullivan

16. In 1927 who played the lead role in the 1st talking motion picture, "The Jazz Singer"?  Al Jolson

17. In 1927 who was the 1st man to fly solo across the Atlantic?  Charles Lindbergh

18. In 1932 what did Amelia Earhart achieve?  1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman. (travelling from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Ireland in approximately 15 hours)

19. Birds Nest Soup is actually made from birds nests - True or False?  True (It is made from the nest of the Edible-nest swiftlet found in and around South east Asia - The nest is made from the birds saliva!)

20. The Greater rhea is a large South American flightless bird reaching 55 inches in height. Up to 30 eggs are found in a rheas nest. True or False? True - The male attracts several females and encourages them to lay their eggs in his nest...He then raises the young rheas himself






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