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 Tuesday, January 24, 2023

50 dull lists

Prime-numbered bus routes in Sutton: 127, 151, 157, 293, 463 (and arguably S3)
Cities in the Republic of Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford
Bridges across the Thames in Oxford: Isis, Donnington, Folly, Grandpont, Gasworks, Osney Rail, Osney, Medley, Godstow, Thames
Bones you have more than five of: cervical vertebrae, thoracic vertebrae, ribs, metacarpals, metatarsals, phalanges
Famous Ians: Botham, Curtis, Dury, Fleming, Hislop, Janis, Lavender, McCaskill, McKellen, Messiter, Paisley, Rankin, Rush, Smith, Woosnam

Oxo Cube flavours: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Vegetable
Pubs on the A1200: The Three Crowns, The Beehive, The North Pole, The Myddleton Arms
Recent Mayors of South Woodham Ferrers: Donna Eley, Murrough O'Brien, Alan Shearring, Bob Massey, Peter Wyatt, Sam Coley
Offshore Munros: Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Dearg, Sgurr a’ Ghreadaidh, Ben More, Sgurr na Banachdaich, Sgurr nan Gillean, Bruach na Frithe, Sgurr Mhicchoinnich, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Am Bastier, Blabheinn, Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr a’ Mhadaidh
Greek letters not ending in 'a': εμνξοπρτυφχψ

The four lowest scoring teams in University Challenge: Sussex 10, Exeter 15, St John's (Oxford) 30, Lincoln (Oxford) 30
Seasons in which Arsenal FC lost more than 20 games: 1912–13, 1923–24, 1924–25
Creme Egg slogans: "How Do You Eat Yours?", "Licky, Sticky, Happy", "Eat It Your Way", "Here Today, Goo Tomorrow", "You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone", "Goo Dares Wins", "Gooing For Gold", "Have a fling with a Creme Egg", "It's Hunting Season", "Creme Egg Eatertainment", "Creme Egg Golden Goobilee", "How do you NOT eat yours?"
Banished Faithful: Nicky, Imran, Ivan, Tom, Rayan, Theo, Madelyn
Kings and Queens who died aged 67: Henry I, James II, George I, George IV

Constituencies Bow has been in: Tower Hamlets, Bow and Bromley, Bow and Poplar, Bethnal Green and Bow, (will be Stratford and Bow)
English islands larger than Canvey: Portsea, Foulness, Hayling, Sheppey, Wight
Words beginning with K used in Batman Batfights: Kapow!, Kayo!, Ker-Sploosh!, Kerplop!, Klonk!, Klunk!, Krunch!
Palindromic square numbers: 121, 484, 676, 10201, 12321, 14641, 40804, 44944, 69696, 94249, 698896, 1002001, 1234321, 4008004, 5221225, 6948496
Tube stations that went step-free in 2021: Amersham, Debden, Ealing Broadway, Ickenham, Wimbledon Park, Whitechapel, Nine Elms, Battersea Power Station, Osterley, Sudbury Hill

Most profitable UK companies in 1990: BT, BP, Shell, British Gas, Hanson, BAT, Grand Metropolitan, ICI, Glaxo, BTR
Corners of the Rhubarb Triangle: Wakefield, Morley, Rothwell
Top 10 singles by The Stranglers: Peaches, Something Better Change, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Strange Little Girl, European Female, All Day and All of the Night
Parties standing in two constituencies in the 2019 General Election: Christian Party, Communities United Party, North East Party, Peace Party, People Before Profit, Scottish Family Party, Socialist Equality Party, Socialist Party of Great Britain, Veterans and People's Party
Kings and Queens whose reigns began in a year ending in 3: Henry V, Edward V, Richard III, Mary I, James I

Shipping Forecast areas adjacent to the Scottish mainland: Irish Sea, Malin, Hebrides, Fair Isle, Cromarty, Forth
One-off 19th century FA Cup Winners: Blackburn Olympic, Clapham Rovers, Notts County, Old Carthusians, Oxford University, Royal Engineers
Tram stops that start and end with the same letter: Dundonald Road, Mitcham, Sandilands, Arena, New Addington
Full moons in 1976: Jan 17th, Feb 15th, Mar 16th, Apr 14th, May 13th, Jun 12th, Jul 11th, Aug 9th, Sep 8th, Oct 8th, Nov 6th, Dec 6th
Munchkins: Bini Aru, Boq-one, Dr. Pipt, King Cheeriobed, Isomere, Jinjur, Kiki Aru, Ku-Klip, Margolotte, Mooj, Mopsi Aru, Nimmie Amee, Ojo the Lucky, Omby Amby, Realbad, Sister Six, Unc Nunkie

The first ten Roman Numerals in alphabetical order: C, CC, CCC, CCCI, CCCII, CCCIII, CCCIV, CCCIX, CCCL, CCCLI
Counties Treasure Hunt went to more than once: Buckinghamshire, Clwyd, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Gwynedd, Kent, Gloucestershire, Greater London, North Yorkshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, West Sussex, Wiltshire
The four types of carrot: Chantenay, Danvers, Imperator, Nantes
Organic compounds with an even number of each constituent atom: benzene, butane, ethane, hexane, naphthalene, octane
Postcode areas adjacent to NW10: NW9, NW2, NW6, W10, W12, W3, W5, HA0, HA9

Independent radio stations that went on air in 1981: Radio West, Radio Aire, Chiltern Radio, Essex Radio
Farrow & Ball brown paint colours: Dead Salmon, Jitney, Light Gray, London Clay, London Stone, Mouse's Back, Oxford Stone, Stony Ground, Tanner's Brown
Single-syllable chocolate bars: Boost, Flake, Fudge, Mars, Twirl, Twix
South coast towns with piers: Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Falmouth, Hastings, Hythe, Paignton, Southsea, Swanage, Teignmouth, Torquay, Worthing
Dogs in EastEnders: Willy, Roly, Wellard, Gumbo, Bronson, Lady Di

European countries without a McDonalds: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, San Marino, Vatican City
Ten nameless Bible characters: Noah's wife, Lot's wife, Potiphar's wife, Pharaoh's daughter, the Queen of Sheba, the three wise men, two thieves crucified with Jesus
Clouds spelt backwards: subminolumuc, sulumuc, sulumucorric, sulumucotarts, sulumucotla, surric, sutartsobmin, sutartsorric, sutartsotla
Letters worth more in English Scrabble than French Scrabble: MQ
Letters worth more in French Scrabble than English Scrabble: KWXY

Names of the ravens at the Tower of London: Jubilee, Harris, Gripp, Erin, Poppy, Georgie, Edgar, Branwen
Chemical elements named after places in Sweden: Yttrium, Terbium, Holmium, Erbium, Ytterbium
Heinz Cup-a-Soup flavours: Cream of Chicken, Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Tomato, Cream of Tomato with a kick of Chilli, Cream of Tomato with a hint of Basil, Minestrone, Oxtail, Vegetable
Countries including the letter J: Azerbaijan, Djibouti, Fiji, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Tajikistan
The Latin names of the five types of pedestrian crossing: Equus quagga, Pelecanus onocrotalus, Fratercula arctica, Ramphastos tucanus, Pegasus

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