Trivia

2019 Trivia Lists Day 25: the letter Y and the number 25

Following on from yesterday’s set of lists, and continuing this New Year Resolution of sorts, here are some challenges involving things that begin with the letter Y (including chemical elements) or come 25th numerically (such as the 25th Pope and the 25th President of the USA). In each case you can test yourself first to see how many you can name. The answers appear at the end of this piece.

Challenge: Items beginning with Y

Countries: there is 1 country whose usual English name begins with Y.

Capital cities: there are 3 capital cities whose names begin with Y.

Chemical Elements: there are 2 elements that begin with Y (their chemical symbols also begin with Y).

UK #1 Chart Acts: 3 acts beginning with Y have reached #1 in the UK.

Songs beginning with Y that have reached #1 in the UK Chart: Over 40 songs beginning with Y have reached #1 in the UK. Well done if you can name 20 of them

Challenge: 25th in a list

Can you name the following?

25th Pope (259AD to 268AD).

25th President of the USA (1897-1901).

The winner of Superbowl XXV (1991).

Answers: Items beginning with Y

Countries (1): Yemen.

Capital cities (3): Yaoundé (Cameroon), Yaren (de facto capital of Nauru), Yerevan (Armenia).

Chemical elements (2): ytterbium (Yb), yttrium (Y).

UK #1 Chart Acts (3): Yazz & the Plastic Population, Years & Years, Yolanda Be Cool vs D Cup.

Songs beginning with Y that have reached #1 in the UK Chart: “Yeah” / “Yeh Yeh” / “Yellow River” / “Yellow Submarine” / “Yes Sir I Can Boogie” / “Yes Tonight Josephine” / “YMCA” / “You Are Not Alone” / “You Belong To Me” / “You Can’t Hurry Love” / “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” / “You Don’t Know” / “You Don’t Know Me” / “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” / “You Make Me Wanna” / “You Needed Me” / “You Raise Me Up” / “You Really Got Me” / “You Said No” / “You See The Trouble With Me” / “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” / “You To Me Are Everything” / “You Wear It Well” / “You Win Again” / “You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me” / “You’ll Never Stop Me From Loving You” / “You’ll Never Walk Alone” / “Young” / “Young At Heart” / “Young Girl” / “Young Love” / “The Young Ones” / “Your Woman” / “You’re Beautiful” / “You’re Driving Me Crazy” / “You’re My World” / “You’re Not Alone” / “You’re The First The Last My Everything” / “You’re The One That I Want” / “You’ve Got A Friend” / “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’“.

Answers: 25th in a list

25th Pope: St Dionysius (259AD to 268AD).

25th President of the USA: William McKinley (1897-1901).

The winner of Superbowl XXV (1991): New York Giants.

 

 

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