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Did you know that Horatio Nelson suffered with sea-sickness his whole life and that you are more likely to get flooded than burgled in the UK? No? Well now you do.

  1. 1. How many strings has a Ukulele? 4
  2. 2. In what month is Hogmanay celebrated? December
  3. 3. Which planet is called both the morning and evening star? Venus
  4. 4. In Rugby, what did Warrington add to their name in the 1990’s? Wolves
  5. 5. On which river is Niagara Falls? Niagara
  6. 6. What is the minimum age that you may legally purchase fireworks in England? 18
  7. 7. What is the tallest existing mammal? Giraffe
  8. 8. In Thunderbirds what type of car does Lady Penelope own? Rolls Royce
  9. 9. What is the main ingredient of risotto? Rice
  10. 10. Who did Bill Clinton beat when he stood for president first time round(1992)? George Bush
  11. 11. Which snooker player was also known as the Hurricane? Alex Higgins
  12. 12. Which of the seven dwarfs has the longest name? Bashful
  13. 13. Boss Hog featured in which TV series? The Dukes of Hazard
  14. 14. What was Beethoven's first name? Ludwig
  15. 15. What was Al Capone arrested for? Tax Evasion
  16. 16. What is the currency of Pakistan? Rupee
  17. 17. Which country is the largest producer of cheese? USA
  18. 18. Which was Disney’s second animated film? Pinocchio
  19. 19. In Morse Code, which letter is represented by a single dot? E
  20. 20. Which city is also known as ‘The Big Apple’? New York
General Knowledge Questions

Pinocchio

Created by Italian writer Carlo Collodi in 1883, it is one of the most adapted stories of all time. Pinocchio is a wooden marionette, a puppet on strings, although in the story he is carved by Gippetto (his father) out of magical animated wood which means he doesn't need strings. The original story was written to be a lesson to teach children that lying and getting into mischief can have dire consequences, the original ending of the book is a tragedy where Pinocchio dies at the hands of the Fox and the Cat when they hang him by the neck from a tree during a terrible storm.

It is believed that the story was influenced by events happening in Italy at that time. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution thousands of workers were needed for the factories, naive farm workers would make the journey to the cities unprepared for what lay ahead, many getting into ridiculous situations. At the same time workers were in high demand all over Europe and America with many Italians choosing America as the best place to make their fortunes.

Pinocchio has a big adventure of his own, he becomes a Donkey, joins the Circus, visits the Land of Toys and turns back into a puppet again. More than anything he wants to become a real boy and to get his wish all he has to do is to study, be good and don't tell lies. Unfortunately he's easily lead astray and gets into all sorts of bad situations which he always manages to get out of but has to lie about it so he doesn't ruin his chances of being real. Unlucky for him, when he tells a lie his nose grows and the bigger the lie the bigger his nose will grow, poor kid. If you've never seen the Disney movie then I won't ruin the ending for you by revealing if he gets his wish or not.

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