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20 novel series by Emile Zola that includes Germinal, L'Oeuvre and Nana Les Rougon-Macquart
Famous epic poem by Derek Walcott Omeros
Author of 1996 novel Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace
The black hole photographed by the Event Horizon Telescope, photo shown in 2019 Messier 87 (in Virgo)
First novel by Virginia Woolf The Voyage Out
Guatemalan Nobel Prize winner who wrote The Banana Trilogy Miguel Angel Asturias (won in 1967)
Fictional grimoire (textbook of magic) appearing in works by HP Lovecraft Necronomicon
Nicknamed The Blue Blazer, Canadian WWF wrestler who died in 1999 during a ring entrance Owen Hart
Name of handheld basket device used in jai alai Xistera (or cesta)
Swedish woman credited as first supermodel Lisa Fonssagrives
Name of spear-throwing item that was popular with Native Americans, equivalent to Woomera in Australia Atlatl
Most successful football club in Chile Colo-Colo
Architect who designed the Bahai Lotus Temple in Delhi Fariborz Sahba
Another name for Tikal Temple I Temple of the Great Jaguar
Tanzanian-born British architect who designed the Nobel Peace Center (Oslo) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington DC) David Adjaye
Rare variety of sapphire named for the Sanskrit for “lotus colour” Padparadscha
Chinese city with an opera house designed by Zaha Hadid, known for its “double pebble” design Guangzhou
Austrian architect who designed the T-Center and the Steinhaus Gunther Domenig
Largest church in Iceland, designed by Gudjon Samuelsson Hallgrimskirkja (Church of Hallgrimur)
First to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor, and year Otto I (Otto the Great), 962 AD
Last Holy Roman Emperor, reigning from 1792 to 1806 Francis II
1899 work in which Norwegian-US economist Thorstein Veblen coined the term “conspicuous consumption” The Theory of the Leisure Class
Any external cue that helps synchronise an organism’s biological rhythms to the 24 hour light/dark cycle Zeitgeber
Female ninja Kunoichi
Ocean current named after town in Angola, starts in Southern Ocean and flows northwards up the west coast of Africa Benguela Current
Son of Babur, second Mughal emperor Humayun
Ancient Sanskrit scholar who is considered the father of linguistics Panini
Oldest existing collection of jokes Philogelos
Form of Japanese poetry meaning “linked verses”, eventually gave birth to the haiku Renku
Famous black basalt stone discovered in 1868 and named after a 9th century king of Moab (in Jordan) Mesha Stele
Autonomous police force of Catalonia Mossos d’Esquadra
Israel political party founded in 1973 by Menachem Begin and Ariel Sharon Likud
Israel political party that existed from 2005 to 2015, had Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert as leaders Kadima
Language created in 1879-80 by Johann Martin Schleyer after God told him to in a dream Volapuk
Law that states a magnitude of a sensation is proportional to the intensity of the stimulus causing it (eg lighting candles in a dark vs lit room) Weber-Fechner Law
The theory that changes in behaviour can then become hereditary Baldwin Effect
Manet's favourite model Victorine Meurent
US painter known for his mass production of his works, and copyrighted the phrase "Master of Light" to describe himself Thomas Kinkade
The fastest of Japan's bullet trains/shinkansen, has a name meaning "wish" or "hope" Nozomi
Large rock-cut monastery-temple cave complex in Maharashtra, features the Kailash temple Ellora Caves
Famous 1851speech given by Sojourner Truth in Akron, Ohio Ain't I a Woman?
Real name of Sojourner Truth Isabella Baumfree
Name for a Sumo referee Gyoji
Boston Bruins ice hockey defence player, 2nd best of all time, won two Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972 Bobby Orr
Wife of Theseus who fell in love with Hippolytus but was rejected Phaedra
Female author of South Korean novel The Vegetarian Han Kang
Third member of Second Triumvirate, alongside Octavian and Mark Antony Marcus Aemilius Lepidus
Pyramid in Saqqara designed by Imhotep Pyramid of Djoser (or Step Pyramid)
Father of Khutu who designed the Meidum pyramid Sneferu
in Scientology, Dictator of Galactic Confederacy who brought billions of people to Earth and killed them with hydrogen bombs Xenu
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