Carrie Fisher, ghostly jesters and a curious motoring fine – take the Thursday quiz

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This clip past week it was Thursday, and present present we each are again facing 15 questions connected wide cognition and topical trivia positive a fewer jokes. All your favourites are here: a Doctor Who notation to spot, a Kate Bush reply to avoid, the beloved Pokémon round, Ron from Sparks, and immoderate twisty small anagrams on the way. It is precise silly, conscionable for fun, and determination are nary prizes, but fto america cognize however you got connected successful the comments.

The Thursday quiz, No 26

1.UK NEWS: It is that clip of the twelvemonth erstwhile the ONS releases its database of the astir fashionable babe names, and past radical effort to gully societal value from them. What was the astir fashionable sanction for a miss successful England and Wales successful 2020?

2.WORLD NEWS: The US creator Spencer Tunick has been getting masses of radical to get their kit disconnected again for 1 of his artworks. Where?

3.OH FINE THEN: This week a antheral was a baffled erstwhile helium received a good for driving successful a autobus lane successful Bath, astir 120 miles from his home. What caused it?

4.GREEK TRAGEDY: This statue of a world-famous vocalist has been unveiled successful Athens to overmuch disdain, and described by 1 perceiver arsenic looking similar "Gandhi successful heels". Which Greek philharmonic creator is it meant to be?

5.MUSIC: While we're connected the taxable of music, Chelsea Wolfe has conscionable released a haunting screen mentation of the opus Woodstock, made celebrated by Crosby Stills Nash & Young and Matthews Southern Comfort, among others. Who wrote it?

6.POETRY CORNER: "Rose is simply a roseate is simply a roseate is simply a rose" is simply a celebrated enactment from the poem Sacred Emily by which poet?

7.GEOGRAPHY: Land's End is the astir southerly constituent of the region of Cornwall? True oregon false?

8.FLAGS: While we're connected the taxable of Cornwall, this is the Cornish flag. What is it called?

9.WORRYING POKÉMON DESCRIPTIONS: Not each Pokémon is arsenic cute arsenic Pikachu. Which Pokémon has this worrying authoritative description: “This Pokémon generates vigor for laying beardown curses by sticking pins into its ain body. This Pokémon was primitively a pitiful plush doll that was thrown away. A cursed vigor permeated the stuffing of a discarded and forgotten plush doll, giving it caller life."

10.HOSPITALITY ON PARADE: That's a 1975 opus by Sparks astir however 1 time they'll person 1 other coastline. But that's not important close now. It is the day of the Battle of Trafalgar. It was named aft a cape connected the coastline of which country?

11.GCSE SCIENCE CORNER: A spot of biology this week. Where successful a compartment are the chromosomes?

12.KIDS TV THAT THEY SHOULD DEFINITELY REVIVE: Michael Staniforth brilliantly played which quality successful Rentaghost?

13.PER ASPERA AD ASTRA: Nasa this week launched a spacecraft connected a 12-year quest to research 8 asteroids. It has been fixed a sanction that is simply a Beatles reference. What is the name?

14.ON THIS DAY: It would person been Carrie Fisher's day today. To which long-running US cartoon bid did she lend her dependable arsenic Angela? Plot twist – it's anagram clip …

15.AND FINALLY: Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko returned from the International Space Station this week aft doing what for the precise archetypal clip successful space?

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