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Questions From Apr 02 00
502. How many times has Eric Clapton been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
503. What date was the last Beatle married while still in the group?
505. What is the largest seed in the world?
507. Which football team did the Badgers play on November 13, 1999?
508. In what city is radio station KBZT located?
509. Who was governor of Delaware from 1969 until 1973?
512. Which artist sold the most records in 1999?
514. Which US president was the first to visit a foreign country while in office, and what year did he do this?
516. Who are Lee's Fleas?
522. What painting by Robert Indiana became a postage stamp?
525. Who won the most gold medals in any one Olympics?
526. Who invented what would later be known as Silly Putty?
527. What is the first state to have all females in the following offices: governor, senate president, and house speaker?
529. The ENIAC was built at the University of Pennsylvania. What does ENIAC stand for?
531. On what country's $5 bill does Sir Edmund Hillary appear?
533. What is the theme of this year's Millenium World's Fair-Expo 2000?
535. What is the name of New Mexico's first railroad, which began operation in 1878?
536. In what city did Andrea del Verrocchio, a possible pupil of Donatello, sculpt?
538. Whose mother, Cissy, sang back up for Elvis while she was a member of the Sweet Inspirations?
539. Which two members of the musical group The Monkees share a birthday?
543. What did Carl Eliason of Sayner, Wisconsin build the first of?
544. On what date did Celine Dion and Rene Angelil marry?
545. Who won the Major League Baseball All-Stars game played on July 6, 1933?
546. In what film does a 12 year old refuse to play Little League baseball because of nuclear weapons and rallies the children of the world to support his efforts?
547. Who is known as the 'father of orchestration'?
548. What do newspapermen Thomas Cooper, William Duane, and James T. Callender have in common?
549. What was the last fighting in which the U.S. Cavalry took part?
550. What country is the world's oldest democracy?
551. What is meant by 'Deity E' and 'Deity J'?
554. Is it true that in the United States all interstate highways that run east to west are even numbered and ones running north to south are odd?
557. When was the English soccer team Aston Villa created?
560. Is professional wrestling 'real'?
563. Which part of the human body acts as a compass: the nose, eyes, pointer finger, or big toe?
567. What US state's citizens experience the highest busy rate when trying to call the National Cancer Institute?
569. What US president owned a cat named Tabby and a dog named Fido?
573. What is the name of the first brokerage firm with a seat on the New York Exchange to issue shares to the public?
574. What is the name of the 110 square mile lake in California that is the worst source of pollution in the United States?
575. An extension of the Morris K. Udall Foundation, what is the name of the US institute to mediate environmental disputes?
576. What is the name of the managing editor of one of America's prestigious newspapers who has written books about the SEC, India and Getty Oil?
583. What US president made the phrase "Good to the last drop" popular?
586. What city was Vince Carter born in?
597. Which US president traveled to Texas and ate a tamale with the husk still on it because he did not know how to eat it?
603. How many squirts of milk from a cow's udder are in a gallon of milk?
606. Which four presidents of the United States were assassinated?
607. When was Social Security enacted in the United States?
610. Where is the oldest tourist attraction that you have to climb 99 steps to get to?
611. Does anyone know how many golf courses there are in Austin, Texas?
612. On what body of water is Bombay located?
613. What man-made structure can be seen from space?
614. How many prime ministers have there been in Australia?
616. How many time zones are there in the world?
617. What is the highest number of moves ever recorded in a game of chess without a single piece being captured?
618. What have Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Eddie Merckx accomplished that no one else has?
619. What is the 'Miracle of Coogan's Bluff'?
622. Which band appeared for the first time without their makeup in the year 1983?
624. What Chicago Academy of Fine Arts cartoonist taught Walt Disney?
625. Which is the only state that has no poisonous snakes?
626. What US president was related to five former presidents by blood, and six by marriage?
627. What analgesic got its name from the German words acetylirte spirsaure?
628. What European city is the only one in the world to offer guided tours of its sewers?
630. What 97-year-old owned just one share of Standard Oil stock when he died in 1937?
632. What is one-eighth of a mile known as in horse racing circles?
633. What Sienfeld character asks for extra MSG at Chinese restaurants?
639. What is the name for the fear of too many choices?
640. What NBA team plays home games at a facility nicknamed the 'O-Rena'?
643. What is the significance of the young boy's rap in the movie 'Magnolia'?
646. In the novel 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand what were the names of the three students who were taught by which two professors?
648. On what planet was 'Star Wars' character Chewbacca born?
649. Which region of South Africa was named after being sighted on Christmas day?
653. What is the name of the master regulatory genes that lay out the general geographic plan of the human body?
654. Who said, "I am a life-enhancing pessimist"?
655. Who said, "We're in danger of loving ourselves to death"?
659. What chemical in the sperm's tail provides energy for lashing movements?
660. What medical term is taken from the Greek meaning 'a move from one place to another'?
661. What US politician voted against a bill to ban discrimination against homosexuals in the work place and said of any homosexual, "You still love that person and you should try not to mistreat them or treat them as outcasts"?
664. Who was the first US president to fly in an airplane?
665. Which US president was the first to receive more than one million votes in an election?
666. Who was the first US president to participate in a PGA Tour event?
667. Who was the first US president to oversee all fifty states?
668. Who was the first US president to cross the Atlantic Ocean?
669. Who was the first US president appointed to the Supreme Court?
670. Who started out playing at the Ash Grove and was called by 'Rolling Stone' in 1970 "the finest, most precise bottleneck guitar player alive today"?
671. In what film does the hero move back and forth in time, sometimes on a distant planet, sometimes in World War II, and sometimes as an optometrist living with his family?
673. In what work does the writer denounce Christianity while calling women the "most dangerous plaything"? The author's sister changed his writings to reflect her own anti-Semitic beliefs.
674. What does mafia mean in Italian?
675. What is the largest ethnic minority in Vietnam?
676. What do the letters CD-ROM stand for?
677. What two astronomical objects pull equally at the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory?
679. What college football bowl game was Columbia the last Ivy League school to win in 1933?
680. How many designated face-off spots are there on a hockey rink?
681. What is the second letter in the Greek alphabet?
682. What do insects do through their spiracles?
683. What tournament did Arnold Palmer say he would play in as long as he could walk?
684. To what did Robert Ripley's publisher suggest he rename his 'Champs and Chumps' comic page?
689. Who was the first president to visit all fifty states?
695. What glue is made by dissolving a milk product into an aqueous alkaline solvent?
697. Which bird imprisons its mate?
700. What European city is nicknamed 'The City of Ships'?
701. What does 'cognitive closure' mean?
702. When is 'GnRH' released?
703. What is the name of the person who put salmonella in the sugar at an African National Congress convention?
708. What planet is not considered when preparing a horoscope?
710. How many rooms are in the White House?
711. How many home runs were hit in the 1999 season?
713. What does the L.L. in L.L. Bean stand for?
719. In 'Romeo and Juliet' what does the word forsooth mean?
720. Which of the following is a doctor on 'Chicago Hope' - Dr. Mark Green or Dr. Jack McNeil?
721. What is the standard unit of electrical conduction?
722. Which US president was the shortest and weighed the least?
723. Which US president was an All-American football player?
724. Which US president is known to have a degree in nuclear physics?
732. What team did Fidel Castro try out for?
736. What is 'naked singularity?'
737. Is Steven Hawking a proponent of the Big Bang Theory?
738. What US congressman cited I Corinthians 6:9, 11, 18 and 20 to bolster his claim that homosexuality is a sin?
739. What US public official was born in Havana, Cuba, and founded Astro Dynamics in 1960?
741. What film based upon actual events begins in the Comoros Islands, East Africa, in July 1983?
745. In what novel does the hero attempt to write a biography of an 18th century European politician but is overcome by a 'sweetish sickness'?
747. What is the 'Geneva pulldown movement' and a hint is they're in the can or cartridge?
748. This location's high tech employment has tripled in the last ten years. Where is it?
752. Which city in Tennessee is known as the 'lake capital of the south'?
753. In what NES video game is the main charactor's first weapon a yo-yo?
757. Where would you find the Islands of Langerhans?
761. How many days were there in 1752?
762. Who wrote the United States' Pledge of Allegiance?
764. From what film is this dialogue, Ben: "There's a shooting star!" Toomer: "There's no star, boy. That's the tear of infant Jesus falling on account of such a sinful and hateful world"?
765. What poet, frustrated by an unrequited love affair, renounced all emotional preoccupations and dedicated himself to the 'Idol of the Intellect?'
766. What is the name of the computer memory storage system that consists of a thin chip of synthetic garnet with tiny, magnetic domains?
767. In what film is this dialogue, "Did you look in his citation book?" "Yeah, the last vehicle he wrote in was a tan Ciera at 2:18 AM. Under a plate number he put 'DLR.' I figure they stopped him or shot him before he could finish filling out the tag number"?
769. Which artist painted a work that could be called 'moo moo with lemon color countenance'?
770. In what modern play does one character drag another 'fortunate' character around by a leash and collar?
771. Which writer and philosopher who drank fifty cups of coffee each day was known as 'Zozo' as a child, and as an adult was said to have the eloquence of Cicero, the elegance of Pliny, and the wisdom of Agrippa?
776. Which man first brought turkeys to Britain in 1541?
778. Who said "I get along very very well with actors except when I have to work with sons of bitches like Mr. Humphrey Bogart?"
780. Who had the lead role in the film 'Rising Damp' but did not appear in the TV series?
781. Who is the comic that produced an award winning album which satirized the John F. Kennedy family?
784. What is the name of the off Broadway play where the work takes place entirely in a 500 gallon aquarium?
785. Whose theory stated that any moderately complex system of axioms inevitably raises questions that cannot be answered by those axioms?
786. In advertising what is the 'up-front market?'
788. Who wrote the play in which all the characters are in search of the author?
789. What pop song was conceived while eating boiled eggs and fried chicken in a Chinese restaurant?
790. What is the speed of light in miles per second?
792. Where did the dog breed name of Collie come from?
794. What is the origin of the name of the German 'Koolie' breed of dog in Australia?
795. Who plays the president of the United States in the movie 'Contact'?
797. What U.S. president did not vote in his own election?
798. In the movie 'Copland' what is the population of Garrison, New Jersey?
799. How did R2-D2 get his name?
800. How many dimples are there on a golf ball?
803. Who met a dentist on AOL and then when the dentist was murdered, became the beneficiary of a million dollar insurance policy?
806. In which novel is the District Manager's only interest collecting ivory?
807. In what novel will you find the line, "Barkis is willin'?"
808. What 1970s film features this dialogue, "Has he asked for something special? Yes, this morning for breakfast he requested something called wheat germ, organic honey, and tiger's milk"?
810. Who was the first black NBA player to actually receive on-court playing time, thus becoming the first black to actually play in the NBA?
811. In grams, what is the weight of an Olympic gold medal?
814. What ocean is almost exactly half the size of the Pacific Ocean?
819. How many peanuts are in a one ounce box of Cracker Jacks?
824. In what film will you hear the following first line, "It was 1947, two years after the war, when I began my journey to what my father called the Sodom of the North, New York?"
827. Which play was so successful with its audiences that the playwright received a generalship in the war against Samos?
829. What are astralus roots, lablab beans, and cordyceps used for?
830. What chemical compound enables the crossing of the open junction between a nerve ending and the muscles it activates?
831. What war led to the tolerance of Protestant and Catholic missionaires in China?
832. How long is 'Love is a Battlefield' in its original recording?
833. The original USS Enterprise had how many officers and crew?
834. Who is in the skit 'Goth Talk' on Saturday Night Live?
837. Name the four kings represented on a standard deck of playing cards?
838. How many feet were in a Roman pace?
839. What film's opening scene shows a sign that says 'Welcome to Lumberton?'
840. How many ships were there in the caravan that tagged along Battlestar Galactica?
841. What Italian painter, named after his native town near Bergamo, produced homoerotic art in his early period?
842. What title charcter of a famous novel does not appear physically in the book for the first 500 pages?
843. Which Hollywood producer owned the largest chain of motion-picture theaters in New England in 1918?
844. What was the dog's name on the Nestles Quik box?
845. What animal is considered to have the highest blood pressure?
847. In Feynman's theory of sum over histories a particle in spacetime can travel how many paths?
848. In what comic play does the hero pose as his friend Jack's fictitious brother in order to court his friend's ward, Cecily?
856. What was the original name of the 1950s TV series based on fictionalized Fort Baxter, Kansas?
857. What famous author killed herself by filling her pockets with heavy stones and jumping into the river Ouse?
859. What song played backwards says "Paul is dead" and who sings it?
860. What TV show had the personal endorsement of J. Edgar Hoover?
861. In what film is Mike a narcoleptic street hustler?
862. What kind of cigarettes does James Bond smoke?
863. What is the first crime mentioned in the first episode of 'Hill Street Blues'?
864. Who wrote the song 'Oye Como Va'?
865. The producers of the movie 'Star Wars' issued writs against which TV show claiming plagiarism?
866. What fictional TV character was originally going to be called Captain April?
867. What is dactylography?
869. What is located at 7701 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024?
870. What is the word for the ball of food your tongue creates while chewing?
873. Whose sisters Roisa and Mitzi were gassed at Auschwitz?
877. Chop suey was invented in which country?
879. Reynell & Son was founded in 1812 to perform what service?
880. In 1998, what publicly traded company purchased more than 50% of the US national concert promotion market, including concerts by the Eagles and Spice Girls?
882. Who was born in a hotel and spent his young years backstage watching his father act, lived in Buenos Aires, Liverpool, and New York, attempted suicide in his early 20s, and went on to win one of the world's most coveted awards?
883. Which Iranian minister said, "Muslims now feel confident that Pakistan's nuclear capacity would play a role of deterrence to Israel's"?
884. What do particles of spin 1/2 comprise, the hint is does the fraction matter?
885. From what film is this dialogue, "Now let us dispel some rumors so they just don't fester into fact. Yes, I, too attended Helton and survived. And no, at that time I was not the mental giant you see before you. I was the intellectual equivalent of a 98 pound weakling"?
886. From what tree's bark can aspirin be made?
887. Who is the only US president buried in Washington, DC?
888. What is quicksilver?
890. What TV series featured Uncle Tonoose?
892. What is Britain's highest military decoration?
893. What is another more common term for a camelopard?
894. What Hollywood actress became a member of the Pepsi-Cola board of directors?
895. Who was the first man to appear on the cover of 'Playboy'?
896. What was the nickname of convict Robert F. Stroud?
898. What disease was known as the White Plague?
899. What was Rembrandt's last name?
900. What do nictitating women do?
901. What does the computer abbreviation SHL mean?
905. What is the only Pink Floyd song not sung by a member of the band and who sang it?
906. What does YKK stand for on zippers?
907. What fictional character drives a Lotus 7 with plate KAR 120C?
908. What two weapons did Starsky and Hutch use?
909. In what film does a handicapped pianist marry an astrologer?
911. What are a rabbit's dowsets?
912. What was the name of the backup singing group for Roy Rogers?
915. What author was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Spain in 1842?
916. What organization was embarrassed by its product endorsement deal with Sunbeam Corp?
917. What company is the world's largest steelmaker?
918. Going 'from worst to first' which CEO turned a major airline around?
919. In what film does the song 'Moon River' appear?
920. What weighs 8.1 grams and is composed of outer layers of copper-nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper, and has a diameter of 26.5mm with a reeded edge?
922. On 'Bonanza' Ben Cartwright had three marriages. What were the first names of his wives and to which sons did they each give birth?
923. Who married his cousin Emma Wedgwood in 1839?
924. Whose earlier jobs were with the James Flower and Brothers Machine Shop and the Detroit Dry Dock Company?
926. What is Europe's tallest building?
927. Collectively, what do these letters represent: Csb, Aw, Dfb, and Bwh?
928. Where will you find the brickfielder winds?
929. What two words in the English language have all the vowels in order?
930. Pascal and blanched are what types of vegetable?
931. How many nations report Jewish people as part of their population?
932. What group performed 'Babylon the Bandit'?
933. Who lived 250 miles below sea level in Cobblestone County?
934. Who was called 'The Statue of Libido'?
935. What was the name of the NBC series that was the first to star a black actor on equal footing with a white actor?
936. What movie character says, "I don't like violence, Tom. I'm a businessman. Blood is a big expense"?
937. What film, running 2:07, starts with a man brandishing a flame-thrower on an Los Angeles street?
938. What great jazz superstar got his first professional job with Eddie Randall's Blue Devils?
940. What composer's themes were used for Flash Gordon serials?
941. On the PBS show 'The Electric Company' who was the friendly gorilla?
944. What was Dr. No's first name?
946. What was Ralph Kramden's social security number?
947. In 'Dracula' what city is Dr. Van Helsing from?
949. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 'A Study in Scarlet.' How much did A. Conan Doyle get paid for this novel?
950. Super Sugar Bear loves Sugar Crisp. Who was always trying to steal his cereal in the TV commercials?
951. In 1848, what caused Niagara Falls to practically dry up?
952. Who commanded the very first Federation starship built in Star Trek?
953. What consists of a head, a tinder substance, and a handle?
954. What is diastema, something Alfred E. Neuman and David Letterman have in common?
955. Who said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar"?
956. What two nonprofit organizations own the most land in New York City?
957. Who smoked twenty cigars a day and later had 33 operations for cancer?
958. In what film does a satellite fall to earth in a remote New Mexico village, killing everyone except an infant and an old derelict?
959. With what group did Will Sergeant play lead guitar in 1981?
960. What did John Augustus Larson invent in 1921?
964. Having never taken any courses in astronomy, who was the first person to link the luminosities and colors of stars?
967. In about 600 BC what Indian text appeared that stressed mysticism and asceticism?
968. Which TV detective's offices were located at 351 Ellis Park Road in Los Angeles?
969. How many inches does .900 grit equal?
970. What film takes place on an aircraft carrier with someone on a vehicle cooking hot dogs from flames coming from a jet engine?
971. What was George Tesman's special academic interest in 'Hedda Gabler'?
972. What author smoked forty cigars a day and was called 'Youth' by his wife?
974. On what date was the 'first public radio broadcast?' We are looking for the first radio broadcast before a public audience, not the first National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast.
975. Who was the first king of England?
976. What epic poem is set during a three-day period in the Trojan War?
978. What creature has the largest penis in proportion to its size?
979. In what film that takes place in the 1930s do we find a butler unable to express his feelings towards the estate's housekeeper, while standing by his master who is duped by the Nazis?
981. What important 16th century political treatise begins with a discussion of the kinds of principalities and the means by which they are acquired?
984. What is Clarence Nash the voice for?
987. On what date did the BBC stop broadcasting due to World War II?
988. In what book is Stephen told that if he does not apologize for wetting the bed the eagles will come and pull out his eyes?
989. Everyone knows the story of Ruth, the Moabitess who followed her mother in law Naomi to Jerusalem. What was the name of her sister, who went home?
990. What is codified on the Twelve Tables of Rome?
991. What famous landmark used to be Mrs. Robert E. Lee's rose garden?
995. Who was proclaimed the first professional wrestling champion?
996. Seattle has the Space Needle. What is the name of Toronto's needle-like structure?
997. Who designed the first teddy bear?
998. "Sign o' the Times" is a film based on what musician?
999. Which state was founded in 1634 as a Catholic colony?