What connects snooker players, walkers and flamingos? The Saturday Quiz | life and style

Questions

1 Who “died at the Ring on August 29, 1882”?
2 What defines a strange society?
3 What TV show got its title from a Whiskas commercial?
4 What wonder of the ancient world may not have existed?
5 What does Nikkie de Jager offer advice on online?
6 Which medieval dynasty was named after the broom plant?
seven What political document sold for $43 million last year?
8 What was traditionally stored in a fiasco?
What links:
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Indian cobra; red fox; variable nozzle; Eurasian lynx?
ten Cheviot; Dongal; Harris; Saxony; Yorkshire?
11 James Webb; Cheops; Hubble; Astrostat?
12 Spot; Modestine; Benjamin; Puzzle?
13 pool players; walkers; flamingos?
14 Scilly Islands; Channel Islands; Orkney?
15 Woolworth; A singer; Metropolitan life; Chrysler?

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Answers

1 English cricket (Mock Ashes obituary).
2 Western, educated, industrialized, wealthy and democratic.
3 8 out of 10 cats.
4 Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
5 Makeup/Beauty (NikkieTutorials on YouTube).
6 Plantagenet (from the Latin name planted genista).
seven US Constitution (original copy).
8 Chianti wine.

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9 Triple zoological tautonyms: naja naja naja; vulpes vulpes vulpes; buteo buteo buteo; lynx lynx lynx.
ten Types of tweeds.
11 Space telescopes.
12 Literary Donkeys: Don Quixote; Travels with a donkey in the Cévennes; farm animal; Chronicles of Narnia.
13 One foot on the ground (in the rules, in the case of snooker and running).
14 French names for British archipelagos: Isles of Scilly; Channel Islands; Orkney.
15 Early 20th century New York skyscraper.

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