Extremely Hard General Knowledge #1

Answer these DIFFICULT random trivia questions.
Quiz by JoeRainford
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Last updated: November 21, 2020
First submittedApril 24, 2020
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The Jeddah Light is the tallest lighthouse in the world and is located in which country?
Saudi Arabia
Which empire ran from 330-1453 AD and had Constantinople as it's capital city?
Byzantine
Who won the first Snooker World Championship held at The Crucible in 1977?
John Spencer
In November 1952, who claimed the first Number 1 in the UK single chart with "Here in My Heart"?
Al Martino
In 2019 who was named as the newest (38th) Blue Peter presenter?
Richie Driss
The Rome Colesseum began construction in 72 AD under which Roman emperor?
Vespasian
Who became the first president of India in 1950?
Rajendra Prasad
In the Bible, who betrayed Samson to the Philistines?
Delilah
The island of Réunion became an overseas department of which country in 1946?
France
Which building in Chicago is the 2nd tallest in the USA, behind the One World Trade Center?
Willis Tower
In which year did Burma change it's name to Myanmar?
1989
In which city did Sir Roger Bannister complete the first sub 4 minute mile in 1954?
Oxford
Sebastian Coe came 2nd in UK's Sports Personality of the Year in 1980 and 1984, losing both times to athletes from which sport?
Figure Skating
When South Africa won their 3rd Rugby World Cup in 2019, who scored the most points for them that tournament?
Handre Pollard
Sirius (Dog Star) is the brightest star in the night sky and is found in which constellation?
Canis Major
What is the name for a doctor that specialises in glands and the hormones they make?
Endocrinologist
Karl Benz is widely credited what invention, created in 1885?
Automobile
Which band performed the title song for the 1999 film 'The World Is Not Enough'
Garbage
Who has provided their voice as the announcer for University Challenge since 2001?
Roger Tilling
Who won their first Oscar in 1961 for Butterfield 8?
Elizabeth Taylor
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Level 76
Nov 21, 2020
Al Martino had the UK's first no.1 single in 1952, not 1972. Excellent quiz. Thanks!
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Level 57
Nov 21, 2020
Thanks for pointing this out, have edited and resubmitted :)