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?

Quicksilver
Perfect Storm
Rocket
Hawkeye
Wolverine
Colossus of Rhodes
Thor Heyerdahl
Ironman Triathlon
Magneto
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?

Arrows
Herring
Drinking Rum
Bricks
London Eye
Face
Ruth Westheimer
White and Blue
Rhode Island
Red
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
Leo
Urban
Adrian Edmondson
Paul Nicholas
Clement Freud
Greg Norman
Eggs Benedict
John Paul Jones
Popes
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
Venice
King John
Windsor Davies
Edward Lear
Timon and Pumbaa
Juliet Bravo
Hamlet
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
Airports
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