The Saturday quiz

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1. What name – a source of amusement to generations of schoolchildren since – was given to a general assembly of the Imperial Estates of the Holy Roman Empire that took place in a small town on the Rhine in 1521?

2. Only two films that were not either Harry Potter films or Lord of the Rings films featured in the UK box office top 10 for the Noughties. What were they?

3. Founded in 1826, which is the oldest newspaper in France?

4. Which ship arrived at Tilbury on 22 June 1948?

5. The original Hoorah Henry was a character in a 1936 short story by which US writer?

6. Which theatre takes its name from the discovery of monastic springs at the property of the man who founded it?

7. "The weekend starts here" was the slogan of which 1960s TV show

(a variation on the title of which is the title of one of the most successful TV shows of the 1990s and 2000s)?

8. Pre-historic flying reptile; member of the grouse family; second-century astronomer. What's the connection?

9. A spot between two hamlets in South Dakota was recently named as the furthest place in the United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) from what?

10. The suggestion that a recording of a song made in 1860 sounded like a "bee buzzing in a bottle" reduced Radio 4 newsreader Charlotte Green to on-air giggles in 2008. What was the song?

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