Apr 1, 2016


In 2016, elections to this post are likely to become more open, with candidates taking part in open debates. This change to the normally secretive process has come after campaigns like "1 for 7 Billion".

Speculation is that an East European candidate may be given preference, since that region has never been represented in this post. The other category not to be represented is 'Women', so there is speculation about people such as Michelle Bachelet (Chile's President), Helen Clark (former NZ PM) and even Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany) being interested.

Which post?

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Feb 3, 2016


A tweet by this celebrity in Jan 2016 read:
Eat bread. Lose weight. Whaaatttt? #ComeJoinMe [...]

Containing a link to diet company Weight Watchers (in which she has a stake), this tweet is said to have influenced its share price going up by 20% by the end of that day.

Which influencer?

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Feb 2, 2016


James Burrows is an American TV director, who helped make shows like "Cheers" and "The Big Bang Theory". A group of actors from a TV sitcom will be reunited for a special episode in Feb 2016. Burrows had famously directed its pilot in 1994.

Which sitcom?

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Feb 1, 2016


In Jan 2016, the Indian government announced its annual list of "Padma" awards. 10 people were awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan.

Two of them have the word 'Rao' in their name and both are from the film world. Who are these two?

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Jan 4, 2016


What is the missing word in this extract from the Sherlock Holmes story "The Musgrave Ritual":

"Yes, my boy, these were all done prematurely before my biographer had come to glorify me." He (Sherlock) lifted bundle after bundle in a tender, caressing sort of way. "They are not all successes, Watson," said he.

"But there are some pretty little problems among them. Here's the record of the Tarleton murders, and the case of Vamberry, the wine merchant, and the adventure of the old Russian woman, and the singular affair of the aluminium crutch, as well as a full account of Ricoletti of the club-foot, and his _____ wife. And here--ah, now, this really is something a little recherche.

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