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The Missing Link - 6

  • What was the former name for the element Mercury, thought to be the liquid form of another element?

  • Which George Clooney movie was set on the doomed fishing boat, Andrea Gail?

  • What was the name of Robert Stephenson's steam locomotive that won the Rainhill Rail Trials in 1829?

  • What was the nickname of Capt Benjamin Pierce, played by Alan Alda in M*A*S*H?

  • Which is the largest of the weasel family?

  • Which of the Seven Wonders of the World was a statue of the Greek god of the sun, Helios?

  • Which Norwegian adventurer crossed the Pacific on his hand-built raft, the Kon-Tiki, in 1947?

  • Which athletics event began in Hawaii in 1978 with a 2.4mile open water swim, a 112 mile cycle and a marathon?

  • The device on a bicycle that powers the lights is not, strictly speaking, a dynamo.  What is it?

  • What links the previous 9 answers?

Perfect Storm
Colossus of Rhodes
Thor Heyerdahl
Ironman Triathlon
Marvel Heroes/Avengers
THOR, IRONMAN, HAWKEYE & QUICKSILVER are all Avengers, STORM, WOLVERINE, COLOSSUS & MAGNETO are X-Men and ROCKET is from Guardians of the Galaxy

The Missing Link - 7

  • What does a fletcher make?

  • The pilchard is a member of which family?

  • A naval order to ‘splice the mainbrace’ involved doing what?

  • Lego produces approximately 36 billion of what every year?

  • How is Europe’s tallest ferris wheel better known?

  • What was Templeton Peck’s nickname in The A-Team?

  • Which 4’7 German sex therapist has recently seen a play based on her life open on Broadway?

  • Which are the two major tributaries of the Nile?

  • Which is the smallest US state?

  • What's the link between the previous 9 questions?

Drinking Rum
London Eye
Ruth Westheimer
White and Blue
Rhode Island
All can be preceded by 'Red', except for Rhode Island Red, which is a type of chicken. Mel Gibson's character in Chicken Run was a Rhode Island Red

The Missing Link - 8

  • Which English sailor led the second circumnavigation of the globe on the Golden Hind?

  • Which son of Tony Blair was the first legitimate child born to a serving Prime Minister in over 150 years?

  • Which 5 letter word is the opposite of rural?

  • Which Young Ones  actor is married to Jennifer Saunders?

  • Which actor was the original lead in Jesus Christ Superstar and later starred with Jan Francis in Just Good Friends?

  • Which MP, chef and Just a Minute regular had a brother called Lucian?

  • Which Australian golfer spent 331 weeks as world number one in the 80s and 90s?

  • Which American breakfast dish consists of two halves of an English muffin topped with ham or bacon, poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce?

  • Led Zeppelin were made up of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and who?

  • What's the link between the previous 9 questions?

Sir Francis Drake
Adrian Edmondson
Paul Nicholas
Clement Freud
Greg Norman
Eggs Benedict
John Paul Jones
The current Pope is the first Francis, there have been 13 Leo’s, 8 Urban’s, 6 Adrian’s and Paul’s, 14 Clement’s, 16 Gregory’s and Benedict’s and 2 John Paul’s.

The Missing Link - 9

  • Which writer’s works have included the Alex Rider series of novels, Foyle’s War and New Blood?

  • How is the substitute in a cricket match referred to?

  • In which European city is the Bridge of Sighs?

  • Who became King on the death of his brother, Richard the Lionheart?

  • Which actor played Battery Sergeant Major Tudor Williams in It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum?

  • Who wrote The Owl and the Pussycat?

  • What are the comedy pairing of the meerkat and the warthog called in The Lion King?

  • Which TV series of the 80s sounded eponymous but was in fact about Inspector Jean Darblay followed by
    Inspector Kate Longton?

  • What’s the name for a village that doesn’t have a church of it’s own?

    What's the link between the previous 9 questions?

Anthony Horowitz
Twelfth Man
King John
Windsor Davies
Edward Lear
Timon and Pumbaa
Juliet Bravo
Shakespeare Play Titles
Shakespeare plays - Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, King John, Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear, Timon of Athens, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet

The Missing Link - 10

Marco Polo
Leonardo Da Vinci
Robin Hood
John Lennon
John F Kennedy
George Best/Cristiano Ronaldo
Mother Teresa
Ronald Reagan
Charles De Gaulle
  • Donald Trump became the oldest ever President at first inauguration.  Who was the previous oldest?

  • Who was the target of the assassin in the book and film The Day of the Jackal?

  • Which Venetian explorer wrote Book of the Marvels of the World, which introduced westerners to the size and wealth of China?

  • Who painted Salvator Mundi, sold for a world record $450million in November?

  • Who was murdered outside his home in the Dakota Building, New York in December 1980?

  • Which English folk hero’s companions included Much the Miller’s Son and Alan a Dale?

  • Which missionary once said ‘By blood, I am Albanian, by citizenship, Indian, by faith, a Catholic nun and by calling, I belong to the world’?

  • Who succeeded Dwight D Eisenhower as US President?

  • The Ballon D’Or was originally for European Footballer of the Year, more recently for the World equivalent.  It has been won by 4 Manchester United players – Denis Law in 1964, Bobby Charlton in 1966, who won in 1968 and 2008?

    What's the link between the previous 9 questions?

In order, the airports are Washington, Paris, Venice, Rome, Liverpool, Sheffield Doncaster, Tirana, New York City, Belfast, Madeira
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