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1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?
116 years
from 1337 to 1453


2) Which country makes Panama hats?


3) From which animal do we get catgut?
From sheep and horses


4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours


5) What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
Squirrel fur


6) The Canary Islands are named after what animal?
The Latin name was Insularia Canaria – Island of the Dogs


7) What was King George VI’s first name?
When he came to the throne in 1936 he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert


8) What colour is a purple finch?


9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
New Zealand


10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?
Thirty years, of course – from 1618 to 1648


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