Which band was founded in 1986 by Charles Thompson IV, inspired Kurt Cobain to write ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, and is best known for the single ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’?(a) The wife of King Tyndareus of Sparta gave birth to two boys, Castor and Pollux, and two girls, Helen and Clytemnestra, after being seduced by Zeus in what form?(c) Which Asian verse-form usually consists of 17 onji, a phonetic unit broadly equivalent to the syllable, in three phrases of five, seven and five?An ancient temple site near Luxor in Egypt, the director of Lolita and Dr Strangelove, and the electronic music group whose albums include Autobahn and Computer Love all have names that begin and end with which letter of the alphabet?on 8 August 1969, in a road in St John’s Wood in London?(a) In Sydney, Australia, what is the Brickfielder?Chief of the Eleatic school of philosophy, what Greek philosopher demonstrated that the senses could not be trusted by constructing four paradoxes, including the Achilles and tortoise problems?
(c) Which historical figure claimed he was the son of Zeus because his mother, Olympias, insisted she had been impregnated by the god in the form of a snake?
(a) What name denotes the class of devices used in clocks that intervene between the motive power and the regulator, causing an intermittent impulse to be given to the regulator and converting rotational to oscillatory motion?
(b) What form of escapement, invented in the 17th century by Robert Hooke, is named after its resemblance to a piece of nautical equipment?
(b) David Mach’s sculpture Train is situated by the line of the historic railway which linked which two sites?
(c) Austrian Field Marshal Mack surrendered to which French commander at Ulm in 1805?