What links Gliński’s hexagonal, Displacement, Transcendental and Fischer random? The Weekend quiz

Close-Up Of Multi Colored Hexagon Shapes Mounted On Wall
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The questions

1 Who were targeted by the 1913 Prisoners (Temporary Discharge for Ill-Health) Act?
2 What reached its greatest extent in AD117?
3 On TV, where did José Feliciano become Demis Roussos?
4 What contains around a million nephrons?
5 Which dictator was born in Siberia in 1941?
6 What bird’s name comes from the Welsh for “white head”?
7 What are the three basic Boolean operators?
8 A Haligonian could come from which two places?
What links:
9 Gliński’s hexagonal; Displacement; Transcendental; Fischer random?
10 The Decameron; Romola; A Room With A View; Hannibal; Inferno?
11 Floyd Mayweather; Manny Pacquiao; Vyacheslav Senchenko?
12 Daniel; Zechariah and Mary; Muhammad?
13 New York; Dublin; Melbourne; Karachi; Amagh x2?
14 Minnie the Minx; Dennis the Menace; Wally; Freddy Krueger?
15 Bulova watches, 1941 (US); Gibbs SR toothpaste, 1955 (UK)?

Head and shoulders shot of boxer Manny Pacquiao in June 2017
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The answers

1 Hunger-striking suffragettes (Cat and Mouse Act).
2 Roman Empire.
3 Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party (stage to TV).
4 Human kidney.
5 Kim Jong-il.
6 Penguin.
7 AND, OR and NOT.
8 Halifax in Yorkshire or Nova Scotia.
9 Chess variants.
10 Books set in and around Florence.
11 Boxers who defeated Ricky Hatton.
12 Visited by Gabriel in Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
13 St Patrick’s cathedrals.
14 Wear striped jumpers.
15 First TV advertisements.