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fly me to the moon

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 November, 2007, 12:00am
 

1 Which two Greek goddesses were closely associated with the moon?

2 Which American rock musician named his first child Moon Unit?

3 Who played the two lead characters in 1980s TV show Moonlighting?

4 Launched on October 24 and named after the moon goddess, what is the name of China's first lunar orbiter?

5 How many countries have attempted to send spacecraft into lunar orbit?

6 Renaissance playwright John Heywood was the first to suggest the moon was made of which edible substance?

7 About how many days does it take for the moon to complete a rotation around the Earth?

8 What immensely successful Japanese animation series racked up

a record US$1.5 billion in merchandise sales in its first three years of existence?

9 What song, later popularised by crooner Andy Williams, was sung by Audrey Hepburn (left) in 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's?

10 The Great Moon Hoax of 1835, which consisted of a series of articles describing an astrologer's discovery of a variety of life on the moon, was the work of which US newspaper?

Solution: 1 Selene and, later, Artemis 2 Frank Zappa 3 Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd 4 Chang'e I 5 Four (the Soviet Union, the United States, Japan and China) 6 Cheese 7 27 8 Sailor Moon 9 Moon River 10 The New York Sun.

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