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Questions From Jan 13 05
54001. What is the difference between a thong and a dip-thong?
54002. Apart from Britain and France, are there any countries left that have colonies, that is, dependent areas that are officially called colonies?
54003. Which former US president has recently been outed as a homosexual, and who outed him?
54004. In Frank Zappa's song "Dynamo Hum" what was the price for "dating" Dynamo and her sister?
54008. What was the Easter Rising?
54009. In the financial cable TV station CNBC, I presume the NBC is the same as usual (National Broadcasting Company) but what's the first C for?
54014. Jimi Hendrix couldn't remember the name for headphones during a recording session. What did he call them?
54015. A snooker player recently achieved a higher than 147 (maximum) break. How was this possible and could you tell me who made this feat possible?
54018. Who first created the card game Blackjack?
54020. Why do some people call President Bush 'Dubya'?
54021. In what state is it illegal to have a "yard sale" in the front yard?
54022. Ann McDonald knew the baby was coming and there wasn't a hospital in sight, so she pulled over and delivered the child outside a McDonald's restaurant. What did she name the baby?
54024. What does FAB stand for, as in 'Thunderbirds'?
54025. Is the Constitution a system of checks and balances?
54026. Is Shania Twain single or married?
54028. What ancient languages do we know of that are so far untranslated and of which untranslated language do we have the most samples?
54030. In 1957, who was the most famous contestant to win money on an NBC quiz show?
54031. I just found one of my favourite nostalgic songs, "And I Remember" by Richard Digance, but I'm sure there is a longer version and assume it is the later "200 Remembers". Does anyone have the words?
54032. What is Scientology?
54033. In which UK number one hit singles does the lead vocalist speak rather than sing all the lyrics? What about US number ones?
54034. What was the name of the fourth musketeer?
54035. Along with several other alternative artists, what popular grunge band appeared on a KISS tribute album covering the song "Do You Love Me"?
54039. What program, which aired live on January 14, 1973, drew the largest audience for a TV show to that time, approximately one billion viewers in 40 countries, but not airing until April 4th on NBC in the USA?
54041. Who were the first people to eat spinach?
54042. Whereabouts is the world's longest causeway?
54043. What is Nepal's national flower?
54044. What colour is Titan's sky?
54046. Just as "vacuum" derived from Latin meaning "empty space," what six-letter word derived from Latin means "full space"?
54047. What is the largest asteroid ever found in our solar system and when was it discovered?
54048. What is the only rock that will float in water?
54049. What is a number followed by 120 zeros referred to mathematically?
54050. What is the lowest note ever achieved by a man while singing?
54051. On January 14, 1870, the first recorded use of a donkey to represent the Democratic Party appeared in Harper's Weekly. What was the name of the illustrator who drew the Democratic donkey?
54052. British chauffeur Stephen Taylor has a tongue that measures 9.4 cm (3.7 in) from the tip to the center of his closed top lip. What is the name of the center that measured his tongue?
54053. What is a question with no answer called?
54055. What was the first TV theme song to hit number one on the charts?
54057. Did Franklin Roosevelt and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands ever meet in person?
54060. Who or what are the Three Men of Kent?
54061. Which countries that are not independent still have their own currency?
54062. What is the capital of Hong Kong, if it indeed has a capital?
54064. What is the northernmost place on the globe that is populated with any kind of permanent base, radio station, research station, etc., that is manned throughout the year?
54066. When were oysters first eaten as far as we can tell?
54067. Where is the most camera film sold in the world?
54069. Does anyone know what day and year Lil Jon, as in Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys, was born?
54070. I understand that the longer you cook vegetables, the more nutrients they lose, so it's best to eat them raw. Chicken, however, has protein. Does chicken lose more protein the longer you cook it?
54072. Why do the Three Musketeers fight with sabres?
54073. What is unique about the Sri Lankan flag?
54074. What is the difference between an attack and an invasion?
54075. Other than in athletics and horse-racing, in which other sport is the term "hurdle" used?
54076. What was the claim to fame of Thomas Biddulph?
54077. Who coined the word "agnostic"?
54078. Who was the only United States president to believe the earth was flat?
54079. What was Superman's father's name?
54081. What is the most common word used in the English language?
54082. What band wrote and performed the intro music to "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"?
54084. My grandparents are part of a foundation called the "Lawson Foundation." What is the Lawson Foundation?
54085. Just what is "a la carte"? Someone said it's when every item has its own price. Then, isn't every menu like that? Every item does have its own price. I don't get it.
54087. What kind of cult is the "Children of God"?
54088. What is the term for a slip of the tongue where an initial or other sounds are accidentally transposed?
54091. Does the Bank of England still have a department that replaces damaged bank notes? If so, how much does it give out per year and do other countries do the same?
54092. Which country has had its current name and borders for the longest period of time?
54093. In which year did two different songs with the same name (not the same song by different artists) reach the top of the UK singles chart and what were the songs called?
54094. What does it means when someone is a leftist? Is it a political term?
54095. Some say Britain no longer has colonies, just "dependencies" or "overseas territories" but in my 2001 encyclopedia, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Falkland Islands (crown colony), Montserrat (crown colony), Pitcairn Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands (crown colony) are referred to as colonies. What is correct?
54096. Puerto Rico and Northern Mariana Islands are both "commonwealths" of the United States, while Guam and the US Virgin Islands are "unincorporated territories" of the United States. What is the difference? And what is the status of American Samoa?
54097. Some of the French overseas territories such as Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, and Réunion are called "overseas departments" of France, while New Caledonia and French Polynesia, for example, are just "overseas territories." What is the difference?
54098. Which countries have permanent bases in the Antarctic?
54101. "Mangez! Mangez!" is the last line of which famous film?
54102. Who won Super Bowl XXXVII?
54103. In the UK, after a child has been adopted by a new family, does that family have the option to put that child up for adoption a second time?
54105. What is the oldest national flag in Europe?
54106. What is the UK's current governing status with Canada?
54107. What was the nickname Anne Frank gave her diary?
54108. How long is Norway's Sognefjord?
54109. Why is Holland also known as The Netherlands?
54110. How is pi calculated, and what does it represent?
54111. What plant is used in the detection of land mines?
54112. What is the smallest country in the world?
54113. Who was the first batsman to score 99 in a Test Match?
54114. Who was the captain of the "Lusitania"?
54115. Why did the Duke of Wellington thunder, "Publish and be damned"?
54116. What is the world's smelliest cheese?
54117. Why do shower curtains tend to billow inwards, even when the shower door is shut?
54118. How many people have been born in the Vatican City since it became independent?
54119. What did people use to write before pencils were invented?
54120. Does anyone know the song lyrics "blue eyes and a pony tail" and what girl they describe?
54121. Is DSL internet the same as broadband? If not, what are the differences?
54122. Speaking of the internet, what does DSL stand for?
54123. What does the http of an internet address mean?
54126. Who said, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former"?
54131. Can non-Catholics be married in the Catholic Church?
54135. What record in the Guinness World Records did former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke break in 1954?
54136. Does anyone know the name of a Playhouse 90 presentation in which Sammy Davis, Jr. played an assumed coward in the Army who disproves the perception by falling on a grenade or shell to save his comrades who have played a practical joke on him?
54138. What was the name first used in Toni Basil's song "Hey Mickey" and who was it about?
54139. Has the mystery of the "Bermuda Triangle" been solved?
54141. Name the country that got its first woman bishop in 1993: Nigeria, Norway, Poland or Switzerland?
54142. In which Indian state has the first-ever women's commando force been commissioned: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, or Uttar Pradesh?
54143. Which three Wimbledon champion tennis players are to take wild card into the Queen's Club 25th anniversary event?
54144. Which Indian film broke the 30 year record of foreign releases in the US and had a 226 day run: Sholay, Lagaan or Mughal-e-azam?
54146. What is a muumuu?
54147. In 1999, in front of an astonished "Guinness World Records: Primetime" audience, Gumby squeezed into a 73 x 38 x 38 cm (29 x 15 x 15 in) box which was around the same size as a picnic basket. He had to dislocate both legs before entering the box. What is Gumby's real name?
54148. Texas sued one of the world's largest spam e-mail operations recently, seeking millions of dollars from two men it says are responsible for sending illegal messages on the Internet, the state's attorney general said. Which group has ranked the pair as running one of the top five spam operations in the world?
54149. What multi-billion dollar international company was founded by Thomas Edison, and in what year?
54150. On the Hawaiian Islands, a group of American sugar planters under Sanford Ballard Dole overthrow Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, and establish a new provincial government with Dole as president. In what year did this take place?
54151. In Nepal they crossbreed yaks with cows for milk production in the high altitudes and harsh environment. What are these hybrids called?
54152. Should the British monarch do anything against the interests of the Anglican Church, or decide to convert out of the Anglican religion after having been crowned, does the Archbishop of Canterbury have the authority to remove him or her from the throne?
54153. What commandment is missing in the Catholic religion, and if one is missing, how do they still have ten commandments and why?
54155. Which British institution finally bowed to the elements when it revealed plans to go indoors in 2008?
54156. Why did Manchester United agree to pay Everton £1m if they won the European Cup?
54157. Where was the very first Subway restuarant?
54159. What is the last element on the periodic table and when was it discovered?
54160. Before Elizabeth II was Queen was she the Princess of Wales?
54161. Who said, "I don't know how World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones"?
54162. What are the names of all the actors who have played James Bond?
54163. What did the "E" stand for in the singer Ben E. King's name?
54165. What is 867-5309?
54166. Which two rarely used words mean "pertaining to yesterday" and "pertaining to the day before yesterday" respectively? Has there ever been an English word that means "pertaining to tomorrow"?
54167. Where does the expression "drag" come from?
54168. Footage which showed a man clicking was a major setback for which notorious patent application?
54170. When was the last time that all eleven batsmen of a side reached double figures in one inning of a Test Match?
54171. In recorded history snow has only fallen on the Sahara once. When was this?
54172. When was the Guinness Book of World Records first written?
54174. What is the world's largest privately owned chemical company?
54175. Which professional golfers are members of the 59 Club?
54177. Why did the character Charles Pooter once mistakenly think he was bleeding to death?
54178. What gruesomely contributed to the decision as to whether the US went AC or DC with their electricity?
54179. Speaking of earthquakes, aside from San Andreas, what are the locations of other North American fault lines which pose a risk?
54180. Who was the only Australian Federal Treasurer never to deliver a budget?
54181. Which was the first US state to give women the vote?
54182. What was the original name of Montana's capital city?
54184. What are the early seashore warnings from an impending tsunami wave?
54186. Are there any other nicknames around for New Yorkers than "knickerbockers"?
54188. For the performance-conscious consumer what's better, the electric or gas-powered weed eater?
54190. Which famous person who was born in England, but better known as an American, said, "If a wrestler can become governor then I can become president"?
54191. Who wrote Blonde's 1999 hit "Maria"?
54192. From the TV series "Tenko" what does Tenko mean?
54193. Ed Koch is a former mayor of which American city?
54194. What is the nationality of William Shatner famous as Captain Kirk?
54195. Where was famous figure skater Michelle Kwan born?
54196. Is it true that Adolf Hitler was actually a Jew?
54197. Further to a recent court case in Britain, can members of a silent order retain their vow of silence when giving evidence (i.e. do they speak through an interpreter)?
54198. Has any rookie starting quarterback in the NFL reached the Super Bowl?
54199. As an American what must I do to legally travel to Cuba leaving from an American airport or dock?
54200. Even though Hong Kong has returned under China rule, why are flights between Hong Kong and mainland China treated as international flights?
54201. Which building was once considered revolutionary because of the presence of an 'oculus' in its dome, and why?
54202. What is a stone that burns?
54206. When a sperm enters an egg cell, how is the protective barrier in the egg cell formed?
54207. Which word describes the inverted commas used in "quotation marks"?
54208. What was the mountain Jeremy Clarkson drove a four-wheel drive vehicle to the top of? What is the highest mountain that a road vehicle has ever climbed?
54209. What was very unusual about the Emperor Justinian's head according to one version of his life?
54210. How did William of Orange (1533-84), the founder of Dutch independence, earn himself the nickname "the Silent"?
54211. On January 18, 1778, the English explorer Captain James Cook became the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands when he sailed past what island?
54212. What is Kramer's first name in the 1990 TV series 'Seinfeld'?
54214. Who was the youngest player to appear in a Major League Baseball game?
54215. Who was the oldest man to land on the moon?
54216. Andre Agassi and Goran Ivanisevic are two former Wimbledon champions to take a wild card into the Queen's Club 25th Anniversary event. Who was the third one: Carlos Moya, Andy Roddick, Pete Sampras, or Richard Krajicek?
54217. Does amylase have a tertiary or a quaternary structure?
54218. What is the plural of moose? Is it moose, mooses, meese, or something else?
54219. Name how each of the band members of the "Ramones" has died, and how, and also tell me which one is still alive?
54221. Is it true Abraham Lincoln was gay?
54223. What is Lisa I'Anson famous for?
54224. Is it true that the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir Rob Muldoon, was drunk when he called a surprise election in 1984?
54225. How many US presidents served in the army before their term?
54227. Why did the Ford Pinto have problems selling in South America? And what did Ford change its name to subsequently?
54228. Which US president had the longest term in office?
54229. Why did Al Smith lose to FDR?
54230. What was the closest presidential election in the United States?
54231. Do you have to pay to get onto the Appalachian Mountain Trail?
54233. Which Formula One World Drivers' Champion was born in East London?
54234. Which domestic item was invented by a Wisconsin architect, and why are these common in the US but not in Europe?
54235. If 'anglophile' means one who admires England, what would be the equivalent words for Scotland, Ireland and Wales?
54236. Angela Lansbury played Jessica Fletcher in the television series "Murder She Wrote". What was Jessica's second given name?
54237. How much time is a team allowed for a shot at goal in water polo?
54238. Who invented the glass harmonica?
54239. Which English soccer club was originally known as Newton Heath?
54240. What city was originally known as "Losantiville" and in what year was it changed to its current name?
54241. John Merrick was known under another first name. Who was he?
54243. What company famously advertised, "It won't leak in your pocket and make you pregnant"?
54244. What character did Shelley Beattie play in the 1989 TV series "American Gladiators"?
54247. After a two-month ordeal, the expedition of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, had preceded them by just over a month. In what year did this take place?
54248. What was the name of the doctor in the 1976 TV series "The Love Boat"?
54249. Richard Nixon once incorporated the family dog in what now is a famous speech. What was the name of this pet?
54251. What independent state most recently changed its flag?
54252. What independent state most recently changed its currency?
54254. A person's height is the same as their reach but where can I find a site that lists many of the other ratios common to measurements of the human body?
54256. Where exactly in Wales was singer Bonnie Tyler born, and where in Wales is it located?
54258. Where exactly in Ireland was the singer Mary Black born?
54259. Does Lady Montague die in "Romeo and Juliet"?
54262. In the end of 2004, who was the oldest living person in the world?
54263. How many genera (species) of mosquito are there in the world, and how many in the United States?
54265. How does the opacity of oil make paper transparent?
54266. Who said, in connection with the definition of what constitutes a country, "At the very least you need a beer"?
54267. If you mix 1 cup isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) with 1 cup of water, will your cup measurer read two cups? If not, why not?
54269. The phenomenon of change in the wavelength of light, which occurs when molecules deflect a light beam, is named after which scientist?
54270. What deity did Julius Caesar identify with the Roman God Mercury?
54271. Who is believed to have assembled the first systematic library in the ancient Middle East?
54272. In "Shrek 2" what was the name of the enormous gingerbread man?
54274. Does anyone know which amusement park is used in the opening of the sitcom "Step by Step"?
54275. How did "You'll Never Walk Alone" become the anthem of Liverpool FC?
54277. After watching which movie was Richard Nixon said to have ordered the bombing of Combodia?
54279. Who invented acrylic paint?
54280. How many runs did Steve Waugh score in his first Test innings?
54282. Who said, "Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves"?
54283. This Tony and Oscar-award winning American actress has had a great career, marked by several personal tragedies. Her son was once hit by a cab in his baby carriage, and her daughter died at the age of seven. She herself suffered a series of strokes when she was pregnant with another daughter, who was born healthy. She credits her famous author husband and her own innate stubbornness with her recovery, after which she went back to acting in numerous films and guest-starring in several television series. Who is she?
54286. America celebrated its 200th birthday in what year?
54287. Ilker Yilmaz squirted milk from his eye a distance of 279.5 cm (9 ft 2 in). In what country did this take place?
54288. Who had the longest hitting streak in baseball?
54289. Who does Denise marry in the 1984 TV series "The Cosby Show"?
54290. What was the cause of Eleanor Roosevelt's mother's death?
54292. In the film "Sleepwalkers" what is the name of the cat?
54296. From what psychedelic sci-fi film did the band Duran Duran get their name?
54297. What is the name of Pee-Wee's cowboy friend in the 1986 TV series "Pee-Wee's Playhouse"?
54298. 'Goths' wear black makeup and take themselves seriously. Did the Goths and Visigoths also do this, or is it just a fad among friendless teenagers?
54299. Who was the originator of historical plays that were based on Roman history of legendary figures and events?
54301. On "SpongeBob SquarePants" who is SpongeBob's crabby friend?
54302. On 'SpongeBob SquarePants' who lives next to SpongeBob?
54303. When a bullet is shot out of a gun, how many miles per hour does it go?
54304. Why do clouds look gray when it's going to rain?
54305. What theorem relates the equivalence of symmetry and conservation?
54307. Does anyone know who is singing that bluesy song in the current Land Rover TV commercials?
54308. United States currency occasionally uses an asterisk instead of letters or numbers as the last digit of the serial numbers on all bills. Anyone else know why?
54314. An historical society in the western United States calls their "inductees" PBC's. Anyone know what PBC means or the name of this society?
54315. What is significant about December 21st 2012?
54316. What does the United States of America have to look forward to in August 2017?
54317. In the deaf soap "Switch" who played the stalker, Philip, who kills himself?
54319. Does Aimee Osbourne live elsewhere, or did she actually manage to be home the whole time and avoid the cameras due to her choice not to be in 'The Osbournes'?
54322. Who said, "The English aristocracy is now only the middle class with knobs on"?
54323. I am looking at nutritional information for fruits, and they all have sugar in them. Is this the same kind of sugar they put in candy or drinks, and are there any foods that don't contain sugar, because sugar is bad?
54332. According to MSN Mappoint service, how far is it from Haugesund, Norway to Trondheim, Norway, and how long does it take to drive this route?
54334. Where are the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States?
54335. Whose likeness was used for the face of the Statue of Liberty?
54336. Who produced a collection of poems entitled "Spirit Level"?
54337. What is the Golden Ratio?
54338. What was the name of Truman Burbank's father in the 1998 movie "The Truman Show"?
54340. Why was Furby, the stuffed toy, banned from US military bases in 1999?
54341. In India, what would I be eating if I was having "Gunpowder"?
54342. What word in the English language has the largest number of definitions?
54345. When you look in a spoon, why does your reflection appear upside down?
54346. He was described as a "native Nebraskan" even though he was born in Corning, Iowa. Can you name this entertainer, and please explain how "native" doesn't mean "born in" anymore?
54348. Do cherry tomatoes have the same nutritional information as regular tomatoes? Is there any difference except the size?
54349. The Stanley Cup is awarded in what sport?
54350. There are 6,080 feet in what?
54351. Were did the Norse gods reside?
54352. On radio, what did the A stand for in the programme known as "ITMA"?
54353. In the TV mini-series "Roots," not the book, how much was Kunta Kinte sold for?
54355. I remember reading once about a cave somewhere that was completely cut off from the rest of the environment. It was a whole ecosystem that didn't depend on the sun. Where is this cave and what is it called?
54356. What is the longest living organism on this planet, and how old is it?
54357. On "Freaky Friday" what is the name of the school Annabel Andrews goes to?
54358. Two or three years ago, the British banknotes completed their redesigning process by finally issuing a new £5 note. This had to be recalled after three days. Why, and how much are the notes that had to be recalled worth to banknote collectors today? Which banknote patterns never got redesigned and why?
54359. In the UK, are there any £100 notes in existence? There used to be in the days of "white fivers" but are there any modern ones now?
54362. What is the second largest mountain on Earth?
54363. When do human fetuses start showing brain activity?
54364. At what temperature should you store certain foods such as bananas? It is cold in my room, and I wonder if this affects the food in a bad way?
54365. Which heroic figure has a statue in London sculpted by his own wife?
54367. A member of Barnum and Bailey's Circus would not look at the camera so was pictured in profile. On which product does this advertising icon now appear?
54368. Are peas technically beans?
54370. How are airport city codes decided upon? For example, why is Toronto, Canada's code YYZ, or Providenciales, Turks and Caicos's code PLS?
54371. Who knelt beside Wolf at Quebec?
54373. Does anybody know anything about Lauren Brooke, author of the Heartland series?
54374. Which UK island has their total electricity needs powered by wind?
54375. Which UK island was purchased from a German artist by the inhabitants with the help of the internet?
54376. Which UK island was also known as the "Forbidden Island"?
54378. Welsh people are often referred to as Taff, but could somebody please tell me why?
54387. Has anyone ever been awarded the Victoria Cross as well as the Medal of Honor and Legion de Honor?
54389. Which is the world's tallest habitable building?
54390. Which is the world's largest mall?
54392. During an exploring expedition, Captain Charles Wilkes sights the coast of eastern Antarctica and claims it for the United States. Wilkes' group had set out in 1838, sailing around South America to the South Pacific and then to Antarctica, where they explored a 1,500-mile stretch of the eastern Antarctic coast that later became known as what?
54394. Who won the first Cy Young Award?
54395. In what city is the 1992 TV series "Mad About You" based?
54396. Who did Live recruit to produce their 1991 debut "Mental Jewelry"?
54398. In the United States what are the Clampers?
54399. How many Oreos are consumed annually?
54401. Why were 'Oz' and Heather not included in "American Pie: The Wedding" when most of the cast remained the same?
54403. Who wrote the most plays in history?
54405. What word is the opposite of 'misogyny'?
54406. Why is the Turkish Lira being phased out?
54409. Why was a gold crown added to the flag of Liechtenstein after the 1936 Olympic Games?
54412. Who wrote the most short stories in the last 200 years?
54413. A permanent magnet has a magnetic field because of how the electrons are traveling, but how does a whole planet have a magnetic field? Do the electrons travel all the way to the atmosphere and come back?
54414. Who was Lilith?
54417. He founded a newspaper and a number of magazines and built one of the world's tallest fountains, but is chiefy remembered for something inspired by a giant lily. Who is it?
54418. Who appeared as a guest on the Johnny Carson Show more than any other person?
54419. Who invented the toothpaste tube and when?
54421. What does it mean to be a partner at a law firm? Also, is there a difference between a law office and a law firm?
54422. Why did one English league football club have to ask a four-year old for permission to use their latest fishy mascot?
54423. What is the average age for a rabbit to live?
54426. At what age do professional tennis players become eligible to play on the Seniors' Tour?
54427. Which type of bat has the odour similar to that of perfumed soap?
54429. What term is given to describe the premier generation of professional English playwrights?
54430. What is a group of foxes called?
54431. The award winning show "Blues Clues" had an original host who disapeared some time ago. Does anyone know his name and what happened to him?
54433. What is a "Lazarus" species?
54434. What was the name of Mario's girlfriend in the 1981 Nintendo game "Donkey Kong"?
54435. Workers of a marmalade factory went on to form which English league football club?
54436. What is the American term for the British word 'skip' in terms of the yellow thing that you throw your rubbish into and it gets picked up later and taken away?
54438. What well-known band once called themselves "The Nobs"?
54439. Who said, "Uhhh help, Mr. Wizard"?
54440. Can the island on which Robinson Crusoe was stranded be identified from information given in the book?
54441. Who invented the Wayback Machine?
54442. Why is it that some dogs like to mount peoples' legs, while other dogs find no interest in doing this?
54443. Who invented the WABAC machine?
54445. 'Saippuakivikauppias' is the world's longest palindrome, a fantastic Finnish word. What does it actually mean though?
54447. What is the connection between an apparent blind Benedictine monk, a French judge, and reinforced glass?
54448. On January 20, 1961, on the newly renovated east front of the United States Capitol, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated as the 35th president of the United States. Who sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the ceremony?
54451. What were the most popular names during the 1920s and 30s, and what names are most popular now?
54452. Who came up with the Pet Rock idea, and how much money did they make on it?
54453. In the context of January 26th, what follows the immune system, East Timor, tennis, cerebral palsy and cricket?
54454. Do mice have special night-vision where their eyes glow and how does their night-vision compare to a cat?
54455. How many rings are referred to in the title of "The Lord of the Rings"?
54457. Which mammal, often successfully, attempts to kill anything that enters its burrow by crushing it to death?
54461. What does "Sputnik" mean in English?
54462. Who will be "parachuting for your pleasure, sailing seas in search of treasure, anything so he can measure up to men"?
54465. According to the 1979 series, how old was Buck Rogers on January 9, 2493?
54466. Spinal Tap never had a real number one hit, but what initially fictional group actually produced a number one hit?
54471. Plymouth Argyle Football Club and Boston United Football Club (both UK) have the nickname 'The Pilgrims' and both have the Mayflower ship as their logo. The Pilgrims left from Plymouth in the Mayflower, so why have Boston got this badge and nickname?
54472. Where exactly in County Kildare was Irish singer Christy Moore born?
54473. What does "yahoo" mean?
54474. What is the meaning of "vitamin"?
54476. What was the major reason that Jeffery Dahmer was not executed?
54478. What musical eye-opener has a "snooze alarm"?
54479. I'm in the northern hemisphere and my toilet flushes clockwise. Due to the coriolis effect, do toilets flush in the oppposite direction south of the equator, and what about natural flow on the equator?
54480. What was the name of the shower head that Kramer purchased from the Black Market Shower Head salesman?
54481. What is the weight in kilograms of the skin of the average male human?
54482. What is the name for one of those Internet coordinated pranks where a crowd of people descend on a public place like a shop at a prearranged time, do something silly and pointless and then rapidly disperse? What has been the most impressive such event to date?
54489. What is a tesla cannon?
54490. If I die intestate, what happens to my cats?
54494. Does any other substance besides water have the molecular properties that allow it to be heated directly by a microwave oven?
54496. Who was the first woman in the world to score a hole in one on two consecutive holes?
54497. What links "Golden Grove", "Fishburn" and "Borrowdale"?
54498. In which sport are the Tattersalls Cup and the Illingworth Cup competed for annually?
54499. From "Sesame Street" what is Snuffleupagus' first name, and where is his grandmother from?