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Thank you to dear OC who took charge of the Toughs when I was out of action! :hugs

1 Mauritania, in 1981, was the last country to do what?

2 Which Commons speaker was a former professional dancer?

3 Who contested Kadesh, history’s biggest chariot battle?

4 What is sullied by the addition of olive brine?

5 Which singer had the entire Top 10 on the US Hot 100 last year?

6 What is the largest non-football stadium in Europe?

7 Who painted the Beethoven Frieze in the Secession Building?

8 What describes itself as “London’s evening university”?

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1 Mauritania, in 1981, was the last country to do what? Abolish slavery

2 Which Commons speaker was a former professional dancer? Betty Boothroyd, despite her inability to do the Tiller Girl high kicks according to her dance teacher.

3 Who contested Kadesh, history’s biggest chariot battle? That was Egyptians v Hittites; result a draw.

6 What is the largest non-football stadium in Europe? Croke Park?
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4. A Martini, to make it a Dirty Martini
5. Taylor Swift
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1 Abolish slavery.
2 Betty Boothroyd.
3 Egyptians and Hittites (c. 1275BC).
4 Dirty Martini cocktail.
5 Taylor Swift.
6 Croke Park (Dublin).
7 Gustav Klimt (in Vienna).
8 Birkbeck.
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