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Questions From Mar 23 00
4. In what year was Microsoft founded?
5. In what year did Jim Henson die?
8. How much dust does an average home collect in a year?
11. What is the history of Rice Krispies?
12. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
15. What is a 'silver dollar salute?'
16. What is the longest English word where none of the letters repeat themselves?
17. Who holds the record for the highest batting average in major league baseball?
18. What was the original name of the website that became FunTrivia.com?
22. Where is the largest dam in the world?
23. Who was the first guest host on 'Saturday Night Live'?
24. Why is a dollar bill often referred to as a 'buck?'
25. What happens the first Saturday in May?
26. What movie theatre has sold the most tickets?
35. In which year did the TV show 'Birds of a Feather' begin?
37. Who is the largest toy distributor in the world?
38. What kind of fruit is more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning?
39. Who was the only US president to have ever worn a Nazi uniform?
41. Was the original color of Coca-Cola green, and which country drinks the most Coke? Is it Australia, USA, Germany, or Iceland?
42. What is the name of Italian currency?
43. Which European country sells the most bananas: Finland, Denmark, Iceland or Ireland?
44. Which fruit emits a gas that encourages the ripening of other fruit: apples, oranges, pears or plums?
47. What is the only lake in the world that has two rivers flowing into it and no rivers flowing out?
52. How long does a dog stay in heat?
53. What US state of the lower 48 has the longest shoreline?
54. How many rectangles are in a checker board?
59. Who invented the smoke detector?
60. Who are the five people to play and coach in the NCAA Final Four?
61. I heard astronomers found the universe was expending faster and faster, which is contrary to the Big Bang theory. They found that by looking at supernovas' brightness in very distant galaxies. How was the calculation of the distance done?
64. Who were the four US presidents that died of natural causes while in office?
65. How many people are in the smallest country in Europe?
66. What is the longest movie title?
69. What animal lasts longer without water than a camel?
70. What was the most profitable movie before 'The Blair Witch Project?'
72. What was the first cartoon character to have ever been made into a balloon for a parade?
73. What is the minimum age to enter the Senior PGA Tour?
74. What is the sport with the highest ratio of officials to participants?
75. Which US President served in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government?
76. What actress and actor have been nominated most for an Academy Award?
78. What was the name of Lloyd Bridges' boat in the TV series 'Sea Hunt?'
87. What was the name of the dog Krushchev gave JFK?
91. What football position did Vince Lombardi play in college?
92. In model railroads what is the smallest scale?
93. Who was known as the father of modern camping and created the Association of Cycle Campers in Berkshire, England?
95. What kind of candy did George Bush keep on his desk when he was president?
96. What pop song has spent the most number of weeks at number one?
113. Who invented the fortune cookie?
114. When did McDonald's first open?
120. For what musical did Leonard Bernstein receive a Tony Award?
122. What author owned a 92 foot yacht named Saint-Michel III?
126. What are the three largest families of flowering plants?
128. Where did we get the heart shape from?
129. Who was on the cover of People magazine on March 4, 1974 when the magazine debuted?
131. What is the folklore story of George Washington crossing the Delaware? Did he throw a silver coin across the river?
132. What was human urine and vinegar used for in Roman times?
133. What cost $13.50 a dozen in 1874?
134. How many hours per day does the average American watch TV?
135. What famous actor is buried in an olive orchard in Spain?
138. Redheaded men have more of what than other men?
140. Channels draining the gut of digested fat are part of what major body system?
142. What famous philosopher was found guilty of 23 counts of corruption, fined 40,000 pounds and briefly imprisoned in the Tower of London?
144. His younger brother was named Brooks. His older brother was named Charles Francis Jr. He graduated from Harvard in 1858. His father was minister of England. Who was he?
147. About a thousand years before Christ, the Kingdom of Israel flourished under what three kings?
150. How tall was Adolf Hitler?
152. What movie is playing onboard Columbia Airlines Flight 409 in the movie Airport '75?
154. How long was James Bond married before his wife was killed in 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'?
156. John Dillinger was stationed on a ship while in the Navy that was sunk at Pearl Harbor. What was its name?
157. In Jules Verne's 'From the Earth to the Moon' what is the name of the organization that sponsored the launch of the Columbiad?
158. Who was driving the car James Dean ran into?
159. How did the Academy Award get the nickname 'Oscar'?
160. What Top 20 pop song spent the most weeks at number one in the 1980's?
163. What product can be found in 80 countries and in 26 languages?
165. What high school did Judy Jetson attend?
166. Where was the world's first shopping mall built?
167. How many US presidents have died while in office due to assassination?
168. What was the largest ship ever built?
169. Jethro was a proud graduate of what grade in the TV series 'Beverly Hillbillies?'
170. Who played the role of the police chief in the TV show 'The Mod Squad'?
171. What was Oscar Wilde's last play?
172. What was the name of the first locomotive engine to use smooth tracks? Hint: William must have run a long way.
173. By US industry standards, how many pounds are there in a bag of cement?
174. Who was the first human to orbit the Earth seventeen times?
175. What small rodent has pockets in their cheeks?
176. How did the rock group ZZ Top get their name?
179. What was the age of the youngest pope?
182. What company is the world's largest steelmaker?
184. Who was the only person to letter in four sports at UCLA?
185. What is the name of the exorcist of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris?
189. Who invented plywood?
190. Who invented the Nissen Hut?
191. Which Hollywood actor, seen eating a carrot, inspired the creators of Bugs Bunny?
193. The name of which capital city means 'Wild Plum Village?'
198. Which Major League Baseball player hit five home runs in one day?
200. Who wears 'Chester' the hand puppet?
202. Who were the first two teams to appear on University Challenge?
204. Who was the first reigning pope to visit Britain?
205. What was stolen on August 21st in 1911?
206. In which year was croquet an Olympic sport?
208. Which gangster said "The bullet hasn't been made that can kill me," then was shot in 1931?
209. Who was kidnapped by John Miller in 1981?
210. Which animals have no vocal cords?
211. Who has the most Gold Gloves in baseball history?
213. Which region of South Africa was named after being sighted on Christmas Day?
217. Who is Qui Gon Jinn's apprentice?
218. Which is the only member of the Commonwealth never to be ruled by Britain?
219. In which book or play would you find Commander William Tsien Norton and Lieutenant-Commander Karl Mercer?
220. Who were originally known as the 'Wolf Cubs' and what book inspired this name?
223. In which 'Carry On' film did Wendy Richard appear?
227. Which TV detective was a reformed alcoholic with a dodgy leg?
228. Which city was the capital of the American Confederacy before Richmond, Virginia?
230. What do the letters for the candy PEZ stand for?
231. Which American writer was the first to use a typewriter?
236. What are the plastic tips on the end of shoelaces called?
241. Who was the first African American to play quarterback at Baylor University?
244. How many miles of paved road were there in the United States in the summer of 1900?
245. What does Hoosier, as in 'Indiana, the Hoosier State' mean?
249. What is the only food that does not spoil?
250. What US president first spoke on television?
252. What is the era of this century?
254. What is the name of the town in Kansas where Superman lived on Earth?
256. Who was the first person to officially run 100 metres in 9.9 seconds?
257. Mach I is 760 mph at sea level. What is Mach I at 36,000 feet?
258. How high is Mount Everest now believed to be?
259. In 1869 a blight destroyed Ceylon's entire crop of what?
260. Which man first brought turkeys to Britain?
261. Is the chicken that KFC sells real chicken or genetically altered?
262. Who killed Good King Wenceslas?
263. Who traditionally is the third wise man?
266. Who in 1923 sold Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Nelson's Column to American tourists?
268. What role did Derek Nimmo play in 'Neighbours?'
286. What was Hitler's favorite movie?
287. In which country was Mickey Mouse banned in 1935 in case he scared children?
289. In 'Singin' in the Rain' which two ladies foot-dubbed Gene Kelly's dance in the rain by tapping buckets of water?
290. Who was the first actor to refuse an Oscar?
291. Who twice won an Oscar and refused it both times?
293. Who got blown off the pitcher's mound in the 1961 All Star game?
296. Of whom is St. Ambrose the patron saint?
297. Who is the patron saint of both cooks and libraries?
298. Who is the patron saint of those who suffer eye diseases?
299. As well as St. Stephens, which other saint's feast day is on December 26th?
300. What is the alternative Greek name of St. Jerome?
302. Who said "I suppose that the high-water mark of my youth in Columbus, Ohio, was the night the bed fell on my father?"
304. Who was the last person to be publically hanged in Britain?
306. What animal can last the longest without water? It's not a camel.
307. How many NFL wild card teams have won the Super Bowl?
316. In connection with film trivia, who wore a sarong on the road?
322. What is the age of the world's oldest dog?
324. Who wrote the nursery rhyme 'Twinkle twinkle Little Star?'
326. Who was the player whose silhouette is used on the Major League Baseball logo?
327. What are the names of the Three Little Pigs?
328. Is Austin, Texas a 'Sister City?'
330. What was the profession of Charlie Brown's dad?
331. Tom Hanks has starred in just one television sitcom. What two names was his character known by?
332. Who was Yancy Derringer's partner?
333. Who is the Greek god of medicine?
334. Does Texas have a north and south border?
335. How many letters are in the Hawaiian alphabet?
336. What is the correct name of the # sign on a telephone or keyboard?
340. What is the main ingredient in snow?
342. What are the only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL?
344. Who said "Sisters are like human Wonderbras: uplifting, supportive, and making you look bigger and better?"
345. From which poem does the line "In a house on Suez Street" come?
346. Who said, "Only the truly poor are expected to drink tap water"?
348. For which British bank in Switzerland did Marc Colombo work?
349. It's time to put on the music, light the lights and meet ... who?
350. What is the shortest complete sentence in the English language?
352. What TV animated cartoon series was the first to appear as a Newsweek cover story?
353. How many feet separate the head pin from the foul line in bowling?
354. How much money did Scottie Pippen earn from the Chicago Bulls during the 1997-1998 season?
358. Who was the first player to win Super Bowls with two different teams?
359. Do all chickens lay eggs?
361. Who said "I would unhesitatingly nominate the camel as my least favourite method of transport?"
362. Who said "I probably have a different sense of morality to most people?"
366. In 1920 Japan became a founding member of what group that supported world peace?
379. What is the name of South Korea's news agency?
380. What pop group starts a song by singing the word 'go' at least seventy-two times in a row?
381. The name of what part of the body is derived from the Greek, meaning 'air duct?'
382. Who wrote a play honoring Hieron's new city of Etna?
383. What company is the second largest manufacturer of telephone equipment in North America?
384. The leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous, but the stalks are edible, so what is in the leaf that's not in the stalk?
386. Why do some chickens lay double yoked eggs?
387. What singer, guitarist, actor and band leader was born in Manchester, England in 1947?
393. Who said "A lot of people would see me as feminine, and I'm not. I'm a complete gay chauvinist pig?"
400. How many rooms are in the Sultan of Brunei's palace?
402. Who said "Bathing washes off the natural juices that keep you young?"
403. What is the name of the losingest thoroughbred racing horse in U.S. history, plus age and number of consecutive races it has lost?
404. Who said "The French are masters of the 'dog ate my homework' school of diplomacy?"
406. What is the portion under your tongue called?
407. Who once squirted Prince Philip with a water pistol on TV?
408. What item is outlawed in Singapore for changing the environment?
414. Why is Aries considered the first sign of the zodiac?
415. What is the longest-running science fiction series in TV history?
417. The parents of which US tennis player fled Communist China?
419. Which novel is set in the land of talking insects and live chessmen?
420. What large city is in the middle if Edmonton is North, and Erith is East, and Isleworth is West and Beckenham is South?
421. 'Primrose Day' was officially named in the honor of the anniversary of whose death?
422. Which race is 1,137 miles long, but not more than 1,200 miles long?
423. The song 'Add It Up' is how long on the original studio version by a Milwaukee-based group?
426. What is the shortest English word which uses all five vowels?
427. What do the following words have in common: gerrymander, quisling, spoonerism and quixotic?
430. What were convicted killer Gary Gilmore's last words before he was executed by a Utah firing squad?
434. What happened on February 7, 1979 that is of interest to astronomers?
435. The A-Bomb dropped on Hiroshima weighed about six tons. How many pounds of Uranium-235 did it contain?
436. The world's first organized adult education school was located in what city?
437. What is the highest city in Africa?
438. What 'arm' of the galaxy is closest to the galactic center?
439. What artist became famous for drawing two-dimensional objects, such as flags, numbers and targets?
440. Who started his own firm called 'Ashes and Sand' after recording on Columbia and Asylum record companies?
441. In the novel 'Don Quixote de la Mancha' how many characters are there?
461. What must the stomach produce every two weeks or it will digest itself?
462. In a deck of cards, who are the four kings?
463. How many 1st class women passengers died when the Titanic sunk?
464. What was the first CD pressed in the United States?
465. When was daylight savings first introduced?
466. What four planets have rings?
467. In a deck of cards, what suit does each king represent, for example, Alexander the Great is represented by the king of what suit?
469. What historic space program occurred 40 years ago on April 1?
472. What date was Dr. Seuss' birthday?
474. Who is the first person to receive an international pilot's license?
475. On what date did the Beatles first visit America?
477. Who won the decathlon at the 1952 Olympics?
479. During which Super Bowl was the Macintosh computer introduced?
484. Do cows have front teeth?
487. What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats?
488. How many times more do people tend to laugh when in a group than when they are on their own?
489. What was the name of Andy Griffith's fishing pole?
490. Who wrote the Bandaid jingle 'Stuck on Me?'
494. What was the name of the yacht that won the America's Cup in 1987?
495. In what US television show did Bill Cosby become the first African American to star in a weekly TV drama?
497. Who was the first American executed for desertion since the Civil War?
498. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the only one to have been repealed?