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  1. 1. Which country in the UK is associated with the anthem 'Land of My Fathers'? Wales
  2. 2. In which country was the author Stephen King born? USA
  3. 3. Which 80's TV detective series was set on the island of Jersey? Bergerac
  4. 4. In which Ocean would you be if you were at 0º Longitude, 0º Latitude? Atlantic
  5. 5. Which sporting person has advertised Brut, Patrick Boots, Shredded Wheat and Weetabix on TV? Kevin Keegan
  6. 6. In which card game can you 'Peg Out'? Cribbage
  7. 7. Which female vocalist duet-ted with Elton John on the hit single 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'? Kiki Dee
  8. 8. What material is made from Flax? Linen
  9. 9. Which 'Nick' won the US Masters in 1989? Faldo
  10. 10. What is shouted on contact in fencing? Touché
  11. 11. Which element has the Atomic number 1? Hydrogen
  12. 12. Barry, Maurice and Robin formed which group? Bee Gees
  13. 13. Which sport can be 'lawn' or 'crown green'? Bowls
  14. 14. In (Lloyd Webber's) 'Starlight Express' what do the actors wear on their feet? Skates
  15. 15. What is Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus better known as? SCUBA
  16. 16. In which country is Marrakesh? Morocco
  17. 17. On a World War II battleship, what was a 'Mae West'? Life Jacket
  18. 18. Lime Street train station is in which UK city? Liverpool
  19. 19. What was the real name of wrestler 'Big Daddy'? Shirley Crabtree
  20. 20. The Caspian Sea isn't a sea at all, what is it? A lake
General Knowledge Questions

Linen

Archeologists can date the use of this fabric as far back as the Iron Age making it the oldest known man made fabric. Linen gets its name from the botanical name for Flax which is 'Linum Usitatissimum', the fibres are obtained from the outer part of the stem of the plant. In the British Museum, London, are pieces of mummy linen at least 6000 years old and when examined under a microscope found to be just as well made as linen is today.

The Flax plant itself has flowers that are blue or white and a field of flowering flax is a very pretty sight. It's estimated that from an acre of flax bees can collect up to fifteen kilos of honey. There are two types of flax grown, one for the seeds and one for the fibre, the seeds are considered very healthy to eat. Linen is an expensive material and the quality of the finished linen product is often dependant upon growing conditions and harvesting techniques. The very best quality flax is grown in Western Europe, Belgium grows without a doubt the highest quality fiber produced anywhere in the world.

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