Quiz of the Year 2016 (Round 7)

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Which 'must have' technology of the 70s to the 2000s ceased production this year with the final one manufactured by the Japanese company Funai?
Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)

 

In July Solar Impulse 2 became the first what to circumnavigate the Earth?
Solar-powered aircraft

 

Two paintings, Seascape at Scheveningen and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, with a combined value of $100 million previously stolen from a museum in Amsterdam were returned. Who was the artist?
Vincent Van Gogh

 

Andrei Karlov, assassinated in December held what diplomatic post?
Russian Ambassador to Turkey

 

The worlds largest marine reserve was created off which continent?
Antarctica

 

Liberia was officially cleared of which deadly tropical virus meaning there were no known cases left in West Africa?
Ebola

 

In June, a survey showed that what has shrunk by more than 3.9 million square kilometres since 2006 and could be repaired by 2050?
The hole in the ozone layer

 

Rick Astley went from the Rickrolling phenomenon to the top of the album charts with what record?
50

 

In June 2016 which boxer, considered by many to be the greatest ever, died aged 74?
Muhammed Ali

 

Which free to play game was launched in July and has since been downloaded more than 500 million times making it a global phenomenon?
Pokemon Go