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Questions From Feb 26 05
55505. What is the average number of family members in the United States?
55507. Why 16, 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm?
55508. What were the names of the other Clampett's apart from Jed?
55509. What is the difference between universities and polytechnics?
55510. I am in an internet cafe in what was beautiful "Shene". Where am I now it is 2005, why did the name change, when and who changed it?
55511. Who fired the first shot(s) at Pearl Harbour during the Japanese attack in 1941, and what were they fired at?
55512. Which Treaty has recently been ratified by 57 countries?
55513. What does BTK of the BTK killer, just arrested in Kansas, stand for?
55514. What records can you play backwards and actually get a message from?
55515. What well-known concept resulted because a miner?s jeans pockets were getting constantly torn due to his stuffing them with heavy objects?
55516. What is the world's deadliest amphibian?
55517. Name the world`s largest reptile ?
55518. What is the world`s largest mollusk ?
55519. Where in the world was the last baby to be born in 1999?
55520. What family is the Guinea-pig a member?
55521. What is a drongo?
55522. When is Mr. Monk's birthday?
55523. How many nations have sent a team to every summer and winter olympic games and who are they?
55525. Other than Matt LeBlanc, who has appeared in both "Friends" and "Joey"?
55526. Who's case number is 1133603?
55527. Which people observe the tradition of "rumspringa" and what does it mean?
55528. How heavy is the largest lobster ever caught, where and when was it caught?
55529. What historic event took place at Landsdowne road today?
55530. There seem to be patron saints for almost everything, but is there one for Trivia? (We would seem to have a patron goddess in Diana of the crossways!)
55531. Who said "Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves"?
55532. What links a hearing aid, a department store, the relationship between two fundamental interactions of nature, and cherry trees?
55534. What is the band Steely Dan named after?
55535. The first draft of which famous Victorian novel is thought to have been thrown into the fire, either by the author or by his wife?
55536. I have read that worldwide goats produce more milk for human consumption than cows. Which parts of the world drink goats' rather than cows' milk?
55537. Did Adolf Hitler smoke cigarettes, if no why not since it was a very common adult activity before the 50s?
55538. What was Scott Peterson's verdict?
55539. What process is involved in extracting aluminium from bauxite?
55540. What is the link between Luis Angel Castillo, Jean Rene Soutre, and George Hickey, Jnr.?
55541. What name was given to vitamin C by a journal editor, who thought the original name of Ignose did not make sense?
55542. Who won the final match in IWA'S KOTDM 2001?
55543. What very specific group of people when they marry have a less than .05% divorce rate?
55544. What were/are bluestockings?
55546. In CSI, they take a swab of a substance and then they use a liquid to see if it is human blood. What is the liquid called?
55548. Which country has the most rugby players?
55549. Where does Pennsylvania rank on the list of states most visited by foreign tourists?
55550. What is the most common disease found among humans in the world?
55551. Who released an LP called Gods Great Banana Skin?
55552. What is a Buff Orpington?
55553. Does anyone know how many English Premiership hat tricks have been scored since 1992 to the present day and if so what website can be found with these stats?
55554. Who was the first First Lady to be called "First Lady"?
55555. What is the main difference between American and Japanese saws?
55556. Why is it called a "French kiss"?
55558. Can I use my UK driving licence to drive in Florida?
55559. Where did 'ANZAC' go to war and when?
55560. What is the origin of the term "Three sheets to the wind", to denote someone or something that is unsteady, I suspect its originates from an old naval term?
55562. What's the origin of the term "It's raining cats & dogs"?
55563. Why is it lucky if the first thing you say on the first of a month be "White Rabbit" and the last thing you say that day is "Black Rabbit"?
55565. In which state did the "Yazoo Land Fraud" occur? And in what year?
55566. In Bradford (England) there was two football teams up to the 1960s - 70s, one was Bradford City. What was the name of the other one?
55567. Where was the first heated swimming pool and who had it built?
55569. What estimated workforce was needed to build the Great Wall of China? Is this the largest number of men needed to build one structure or has something else needed more?
55570. Between 1800 and 1900 what percent of women died while giving child birth?
55571. After being missing for two millennia, whose stars were found on an Atlas?
55572. What is the world's second oldest national park?
55573. From where does the Australian slang term "Drongo" originate?
55574. "It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York." Thus begins which novel?
55575. Who originally sung 'Stars', which has recently been covered by The Sunset Strippers.
55576. How tall is the Great Wall of China?
55578. What have Bruce Philip and Richard Young done which no one else has done?
55579. What is the name of Gargamel's cat in the 1981 TV Series, The Smurfs?
55582. Which airport has the world's largest international terminal?
55583. Where is the largest airport international terminal in North America?
55584. What term is used to describe draped female figurines employed for structural support, instead of columns, and where is it claimed this term originated?
55585. What was the purpose of the ancient Greeks diluting wine with water, and what was the vessel called that they used?
55587. What are Rocky Mountain oysters, and how did they get so named?
55588. I notice that when I type "ask.funtrivia.com" the URL is changed to "funtrivia.com/ask.cfm". What does .cfm mean?
55589. Was wine at Holy Communion banned in the USA during Prohibition?
55591. Name the film: Set in Ireland, group of Gypsy children have their horses taken off them by the Garda, the children have the Garda attacked by older Gypsy men. A few of the children run away on their horses as they are scared when one of their friends is killed by them in an accident?
55592. Why is March 2nd a state holiday in Texas?
55593. Often, in Victorian Days, if a Lady was to accept a Gentleman's marrige proposal she would give him her glove. What would she give him if she was to refuse his proposal?
55594. What was Georgia's second capital? You get extra brownie points if you name all five capitals of this US State.
55595. In the film "Snatch" one of the rhyming slang words that is used on several occasions is 'minerals' meaning testicles. How does minerals get to mean this? What is the connection?
55596. What is the first movie to have two Academy Award winning African American actors and/or actresses? Remember this is after they have won their Academy Awards. Also, can you name the two actors?
55597. At the time of the Norman invasion of England, nearly 1,000 years ago, what language was spoken in England? Would a modern day English speaker have been able to make themselves understood?
55599. Which languages have officially only ONE word left in use (in the language of origin or in another language), and what is the word that is still used?
55600. Explorer Henry Morton Stanley gave his name to several dishes containing which vegetable?
55602. Bette Midler was nominated for an Oscar for her role in what 1980 film?
55604. How is the ground squirrel also known?
55605. Who conducted the music for the Disney film 'Fantasia'?
55606. When is the first day of grouse shooting season?
55607. Does being Jewish mean you are a member of a race or simply a member of the Jewish faith?
55609. Before Lewis Carroll, who were Tweedledum and Tweedledee?
55610. From where do we get the name of the US state, river, and Indian tribe all called Deleware?
55611. What is the oldest book still in existence?
55612. I believe one of the suspects for the identity of Jack the Ripper is the artist Walter Sickert. Apart from one of his paintings entitled "The Ripper's Bedroom" what other evidence is there to support this theory?
55613. Which Welsh mad scientist, whose inventions are still something of a mystery, had the nickname "Death Ray"?
55614. In America, their length is indicated by a system based on how much they used to cost in England. Which everyday items are these?
55615. Which King was in the first Australian cricket side to tour England and why was the tour not officially recognised back home?
55616. What is Asterix?
55617. Why is £15 sometimes known as a Commodore?
55618. Where is Christendom?
55619. Which university were the students from that were killed in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103?
55620. What are the two most used blog-making sites?
(Hint-One starts with Y and the other with an X)
55621. What is the most watched Law & Order series? The least watched?
55623. What language did Abraham, father of Ishmael and Isaac, speak? Was it related more to Arabic or to Hebrew, or both or neither?
55624. Who invented the first cursive style of Arabic lettering, the Nakshi Script?
55625. The Sicilian Defence is a move used by the player using the black pieces in chess. Described as the most aggressive plays (yes, still taking about chess) that can be initiated. Where did this term originate?
55626. The Dukes of Hazzard was a popular show in 1980. What was the name of the show’s bumbling deputy, played by Sonny Shroyer?
55629. Are food colourings really needed? Would we still be able to eat them if no colourings were added?
55631. How many Popes have there been and how many were called Leo?
55632. What was the comic strip Peanuts originally called?
55633. What percent of the world are vegan?
55634. From where did the state of Wyoming get named?
55636. What was the origanal title of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'?
55637. What causes crop circles?
55638. What do Celine Dion, Jamie-Lynn Discala, Vanessa Williams and Jennifer Lopez all have in common??
55639. Celine Dion, Jamie-Lynn Discala, Vanessa Williams and Jennifer Lopez all did what in common?
55640. What was the first cell phone service that is still running today? (e.g. T-Moblie, Cingular, Nextel)
55641. Good restaurants and bars are given Michelin stars. What is the maximum number of Michelin stars that can be given to one establishment?
55642. 32.71% of people on Earth are what?
55643. What is the difference between Light Crude Oil, and Brent Crude Oil. And where did Brent Crude Oil get it's name?
55644. I've heard that chocolate is poisonous to dogs. Is this true, and if so, why?
55645. In which common wood should you not use iron nails and why?
55646. What was unusual about the London station that opened in November 1854 near Waterloo and what brought it to a close?
55647. If you were playing monopoly while wearing a panoply, what would you be wearing?
55648. What does Gimpo mean referring to Seoul's airport, Gimpo International Airport?
55649. What is the airport code Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand?
55650. What is the longest English word that can be created by using only consonants?
55651. Hell-oh! Mibbay and I-ah have finaished our cucumber sarndwiches, and are now aiting small Ainglish tarrts, with an armond, chaize, and lemon filling. What is the name of this tart, and who, according to tradition, invented it?
55652. "Sweet potato" is another name for which musical instrument?
55653. In boxing, what are the weight limits for light-flyweight, super-bantamweight and cruiser-weight divisions?
55654. What is the origin of the ? symbol?
55655. Which film uses the most fake blood?
55656. What is the most popular surname in England? How about in the world?
55657. How many James Bonds were there, and who were the actors who played them?
55658. What was the name of the Welshman who was first to break the 4 minute mile?
55659. What hotel did Jim Morrison die in?
55660. Who was murdered in Walpole Prison in 1973?
55661. Which nut is obtained from the areca palm?
55662. Which disease is also called varicella?
55664. What is the name of the demonic creature in the 'Night on a Bare Mountain' section of Disney's 'Fantasia'?
55665. Which country has the lowest birthrate?
55666. Who scored a penalty against Plymouth Argyle on Wednesday, March 14, 1973 at Home Park?
55667. Which musical instrument symbolizes prosperity and social status in China?
55668. Which game, similar to Billiards, is played with nine balls?
55671. When was slavery (in the plain, literal, legal sense) unambiguously outlawed in England and Wales?
55672. I read somewhere recently that if there is a shortage of a certain constituent part of blood then in an emergency coconut milk can be used as an absolute last alternative. Is this true? What is the part that the milk is taking the place of?
55673. Where would one find an ungula: horse's hoof, bird's foot, or cat's foot?
55674. What is the longest English word that can be created by using all the consonants but only the vowel "a"?
55675. What is the longest English word that can be created by using all the consonants but only the vowel "i"?
55676. What were Emperor Wilhelm I and Count Otto Von Bismarck of Germany, and Russian Czar Alexander II, together with his son, the future Czar Alexander III, doing on the evening of 7 June, 1867?
55677. Which volcano was labelled the one that "grew out of a cornfield"?
55678. Which member of Gerald Ford's cabinet became the center of controversy after the revelation that he frequently told racially and ethnically demeaning jokes?
55679. What do pumpkins, hot sauce and tequila have in common?
55680. Where were the 22nd Olympic games held?
55681. Two rivers flow for over a thousand miles without touching each other but keeping within a meander from one another until reaching their common confluence. Which two rivers are these?
55682. What flower has the strongest aroma?
55683. Where would you find the biggest tree house?
55684. I have just come back from a day out to Llandudno (Mothers Day treat), but what I want to know is what is the connection between Alice in Wonderland and Llandudno?
55685. Which word is the name of a region, a country, a bird and is a racial insult as well as appearing in the name of a rodent, a deer, other birds, several plants and in the names of a number of other countries?
55686. What was first offered as optional equipment on cars in 1968?
55687. When was the first U.S. highway built?
55688. What is meant by "http" as in the internet address?
55689. What is the difference between these two internet address: "www.abcdefg.com" and "http://abcdefg.com" and why is that only I type in the latter, I can gain access to the website?
55690. What is the shortest period of time between a mother giving birth to two children of different confinements and what is the longest period between two children born to the same mother?
55691. Which animal has given birth to the most live young in one litter?
55692. When and why did the term "Uncle Sam" start being used as a reference to the United States government?
55693. Which English word contains all the vocals and each vocal only appears once?
55694. Which off key 'singer' is representing the UK for the Eurovision Song Contest this year?
55695. What is the longest word which can be written using the musical notes (A-G)? The longest I have is cabbage.
55696. Veisalgia is the medical term for what?
55697. Just before the the Clinton/Lewinski scandal there was a movie featuring a White House sex scandal and a phoney Falklands war. Can anyone give me an idea on the title?
55698. Which position in the charts did Kaiser Chiefs get with "Oh My God"?
55700. How many different religions are there in the world?
55701. What links Jenny Kallur and Dmitri Mendeleyev?
55702. For how long was Katanga actually a country?
55703. Where would you find Billy Buttons?
55704. What was the first company to start an instant message program? And what came first: Yahoo instant message or AOL instant message?
55705. The song "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches is primarily made up of movie quotes. Which movies do the quotes come from?
55706. Which gas station company was first established in the US?
55707. Who was Yankee Doodle and why did he stick a feather in his hat and call it macaroni?
55708. In China, if a couple gives birth to two kids, why do they have to kill the second born child?
55710. Which country has the most airports?
55711. Which hedonistic followers of an English St. Francis have given their informal name to a number of societies around the world?
55712. Why might British politics be different if it wasn't for Coronation Street's Elsie Tanner?
55713. When people pay off a bill why do they write the phrase "paid in full" on the bill? Why not something else?
55714. Why do cats purr when they are injured?
55715. Who wrote the poem which contains the line, "Money enough and to spare"?
55716. In culinary terms, what is Robert?
55717. Which country's flag is the only one in the world that is flown in wartime, in a way that is different from how it is flown at other times?
55718. Who started the rumour that Salieri poisoned Mozart?
55719. A Greek peasant named Yorgos discovered which piece of sculpture in his field in 1820?
55720. Who was the first MVP of the NBA?
55721. What words were originally trademarks but have become ordinary words that are now found in dictionaries?
55722. Is it possible to play a US DVD on a UK DVD player?
55723. Is there any difference between the symobls " and '?
55724. 1980 was the year when Dallas asked “Who shot J.R?” Who actually did?
55725. What is the musician named Jem's last name?
55726. Who is the only soccer player to play in the same international match as his father?
55727. Which soccer player won caps for the same country that his father and grandfather also won caps for?
55728. Is there any evidence that there is life after death?
55729. The Schick test is used to determine immunity to which disease?
55730. Which Russian writer declined the 1958 Nobel prize for literature?
55731. Who was Spandau's last prisoner?
55732. What percent of people give up something for Lent, and what percent of those continue giving it up until Easter?
55733. The answer is a song title - where is the native costume slacks and bobby-sox?
55734. Which US presidents (through to 2005) saw no military service?
55735. Which comic strip character once encouraged the 8th Army to advance three miles in Africa by taking off her clothes?
55736. "Hot Air" is the title of the in-flight magazine of which airline?
55737. What name is given to the scissors with serrated blades which are used in dressmaking?
55738. Where did the trigonometrical term "Arcsine" origninate from, and what is the meaning of it?
55739. Why will mathematicians worldwide become so excited next week, at the time of 1:59 on March 14th?
55740. What is the oldest continuously run company in the world?
55741. About how many times does an average person blink in a day?
55743. At what age does a kitten receive official recognition as a cat?
55749. Considering a change from the usual Golden Banana Prize and am in the mood for some baking. What ingredients will I be requiring to make Smooth Gateaux?
55750. Which current president was previously a naval captain? Do any other current world leaders have interesting former professions?
55751. In terms of the back and neck (most commonly) what are kinks?
55752. In 1586 who probably did a famous scientific experiment which another more famous scientist is popularly remembered for?
55753. Who wrote the poem which contains the line, "but how could anyone ever love Monday?"
55754. In which novel, short story, play, or poem is one of the chief characters shot while playing solo?
55755. Has the ancient dye 'indigo' ever had any medicinal properties or uses?
55756. Can anyone tell me where I can get to the country 92.5 trivia?
55757. Who was the Tower of London's last prisoner?
55758. In the UK educational system, what exactly are statemented children?
55759. Does anyone know what house Dumbldore off of Harry Potter was in?
55760. Can anybody tell me in this age of sexual equality what country has the most female representatives percentagewise in their legislation, and what does the UK rank?
55761. Whih individual is the largest private buyer of Hennessey's Paradis Cognac and where does he live?
55762. Today is International Women's Day, but is there International Men's Day?
Mark David Chapman shot John Lennon after the ex-Beatle signed a copy of what album?
55764. How much is Queen Elizabeth II worth?
55765. What can a corundum gem of any colour but red be called?
55766. Who was the first person to be sentenced to Alcatraz when it first opened?
55768. In which US city is the Grand Old Opry?
55769. How does the title of the CBS show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as shown in China, translate from Chinese to English?
55770. Which temperature scale stars at absolute zero?
55771. What is the difference, if any between jam and jelly?
55772. Which airline has the in-flight magazine "World Traveler?"
55773. What is the surname of Eva Diva, the winner of America's Next Top Model?
55774. Where can one still buy Liptozade?
55775. What were the most watched shows for last night (March 7, 2005)?
55776. In what year did Kevin Cadogan join Third Eye Blind?
55778. About how many miles of hair will an average person grow in a lifetime?
55779. What is the difference between being disabled and being handicapped?
55781. This bizarre sport found it's place in World Sport Championships for the first time in 2002. In 2003, Toronto held the next championships. Considering this sport has no equipment, and no apparatus, which mind-numbingly boring sport could this possibly be?
55782. Has the Bermuda Triangle history been solved?
55783. Why are airport codes for Alaska and Hawaii begin with P and the rest of the US begin with K?
55784. Has Qantas really never crashed?
55785. Who was Tom Hark?
55786. Who leads the KKK at the present time?
55787. Is there more kids ages 5-15 than there are adults ages 30-40?
55788. Which unusual but potentially useful word derives from a story about a Roman cobbler criticising a painting? [The word's meaning and derivation should be part of your answer]
55789. Who was the last boy to work as a chimney-sweep in England, when did he stop working and at what age did he die?
55790. Which mythological beast had the misfortune of coming back to life each day after being eaten?
55791. What is kwaito?
55792. Please settle an argument with my brother. Is a zebra white with black stripes, or black with white stripes?
55793. Inspired by gmack's cobbler question, how about the word given for a composition of five items with four at the corners of a square and one in the middle?
55794. What is the point of the British Commonwealth?
What actual purpose does it serve these days?
55795. Which UK universities have an open day today (9th March)?
55796. Who was commonly known as 'the Japanese Graham Greene'?
55797. What is the name of the street the Tanner's live on in 'Full House'?
55798. What was the filming budget (£) for "Open Water"?
55800. When a soldier is depicted on a horse that is reared up what does this mean?
55801. What did America develop in the Manhattan Project?
55802. Where are the Sussex Stakes run?
55803. Who coined the phrase, "How long is a piece of string?"
55804. Who founded Universal film studios in 1915?
55805. How many different colors are human eyes able to detect?
55806. In the song "Billy the Mountain" by Frank Zappa, what was the name of the tree growing on Billy's shoulder?
55807. Here is a slogan for a toy company, can anyone fill in the blank? "You can tell it's __________; it's swell!"
55808. What is the name of the secondary eyelid on crocodilia?
55810. What was unusual about the first corneal transplant?
55811. Who defeated a wizard and his powerful relic with the help of a bag of flour?
55812. Relating to question #55811, what is another name for the Crystal Shard?
55813. What is the difference between a brier and a bonspiel?
55814. Which Swedish dish is sold in bulging cans and is said to stink out the towns where it is popular? Why doesn't it make its devotees violently ill?
55815. Which brewery marketed the first canned beer in the UK, and when?
55816. In 1913 Hallmark produced its first what?
55817. In what year was "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" released?
55818. What is the name of the Japanese version of "the Ring"?
55819. Are avocados fruit, vegetables or neither?
55820. What is the name of the company with the oldest alcoholic spirit that is still produced today?
55821. What is the maximum speed of a Zamboni?
55822. Clare Boothe Luce's "Europe in the Spring" elicited which response from Dorothy Parker?
55823. When you get a tapeworm in your intestines, are they harmful to you?
55824. What is the difference between a college and a university?
55825. What is the song title and artist of this song please: Is this the way to amarillo....hugging my pillow, dream a dream of amarillo. it is sung by Peter Kay on one of his live shows
55826. Who sang the theme tune to 'Smack the Pony'? The lyrics are 'Where does the love lie? In the middle of nowhere.'
55827. According to Charlie Brown, what are the three things that people like to stare at?
55828. What is the air speed of an unladen sparrow?
55829. Who plays the man (pretending to be the Duke from "Moulin Rouge") who Brandon Flowers is singing about in the "Mr. Brightside" video by The Killers?
55830. In Dr. Seuess' book what did Peter T. Hooper make?
55831. In memory. Country singer Chris Ledoux lived in Wyoming for most of his life. But where was he born?
55832. Which country is the most densely populated with slugs and snails?
55833. "All the lights were golden." "Every day I wake up, try to take the shape up." These are the lyrics of a song on the new Adidas advert in the UK, for the 'intelligent' shoe. Can anyone tell me what the song is called and who it is by?
55834. What is the maximum number of stars that can be awarded to a restaurant in the U.S.?
55835. Whatever happened to Kiki Dee?
55836. How big is the average pocket? And is this bigger or smaller than the size of a pocket dictionary?
55837. Was the Dr. Seuss book 'If I ran the Circus' banned at any time in U.S. schools and if so why?
55838. We probably shouldn't quote much of it here but when was the song about the good ship Venus first written?
55839. When was the first heart transplant performed?
55840. Iam going to be surrounded by beauty and wit when Peasy and Mibby join me for dinner tonight. Iam serving cabassol. What ingredients will I need?
55841. What are the following and what is their correct chronological order: scented, changing colour, with stickers and rubbery hair, with hands and feet, squeaky, plain, with stylable hair, tomatoey, with a tongue and furry?
55842. I have heard Mozart's famous Scherzo or Musical Joke and don't get it. Can someone please explain it to me?
55844. What is Zathura?
55846. Former Tasmanian Mary Donaldson, and her husband Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark have been enjoying the enthusiastic welcome of crowds during their current Aussie tour, reminiscent of the reception accorded Elizabeth II on her 1954 visit. Besides this visit, and others by British royals, have members from any other country's Royal Family ever visited Australia?
55847. Who is Matt Kilroy?
55848. What is the name of the first cardinal that was killed in "Angels and Demons"? I am not too sure whether the author mentions the name or not in the book.
55850. Who said, "The English aristocracy is now only the middle class with knobs on"?
55851. Why is that when we take a shower, we don't get sick, but when we play in the rain, we get sick easily? Some sort of psychology, or does the rain contain some chemical substances?
55852. I'm going to be on Who Wants to be a Millionaire and am looking for some trivia geniuses for my lifelines. Any of you on here willing and able?
55853. Do other countries have charity days like we do in the UK such as "Comic Relief" and "Children in Need"?
55854. Which film legend was strolling along a Gower beach yesterday (March 10th 2005) and why?
55855. Which English town signed a peace treaty with Russia, thus ending their involvement in the Crimean War?
55856. What soul singer plays Michael Jackson's mother in the "Bad" video?
55857. This relates to song lyrics - "I'm only a poor boy with a story thats rarely told". What's my sport and what is the song title?
55858. Which day of the year has the most people celebrating their birthday on that day?
55859. Is Randy Jackson on 'American Idol' Michael Jackson's brother?
55860. I recently saw a picture of a male and female Black Widow spider. Only the female is black with the prominent red/orange hourglass; the male is much less recognizable.
Is the male Black Widow poisonous?
55861. I've got a 51 Willies Jeep that was in the U.S military I'm trying to find out it's history,any military buffs know what the stenciled letters 6A - 505-P - B3 mean? I'm thinking 6th army 3rd batilion
55862. Who was the Egyptian Pharaoh who eventually allowed the Israelites to go free after being petitioned by Moses and Aaron?
55863. There are about 3000 kinds of tea, but how many species of tea plant?
55864. If you were to untwist an average-sized human chromosome, how long would it be?
55865. Why are women more likely to have miscarriages if their first pregnancy was a boy?
55866. Do other mammals get acne?
55867. How did a knight fully clad in armour, falling into a river and drowning happen to produce a wonderfully romantic name for a flower?
55868. A Canadian soldier and veterinarian, en route to a training camp in Quebec in 1914, purchased an orphaned black bear cub. Not long afterwards he was sent to France for WWI. He loaned the bear to a zoo for safe-keeping until he returned from the war. This bear became famous, who was he?
55869. What is the nearest a member of a royal family has ever been to Antarctica?
55870. What is the oldest drinking game that we have record of?
55871. Who invented the game "Spin the Bottle?"
55872. What is the name of the guitar which appears on the cover of Eric Clapton's 1977 album "Slowhand"?
55873. How did the "Cutty Sark" get her name?
55874. Why are restrooms called 'bathrooms', even though there is no baths?
55875. What was the subject of the book "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair, the meat packing industry, or socialism?
55877. In which time zones are the North and South Poles?
55878. This relates to a song - with what do you flirt in that certain way?
55879. What could be the cause of white smoke from the exhaust of a diesel vehicle when just started and revved?
55880. What is the common name for the pink powder of zinc oxide and ferric oxide which is used medicinally in the form of soothing lotions?
55881. Computer techniques used in film production now allow for the change of humans into animals on screen. What word is used to describe this technique?
55882. I've recently come across something called a "hybrid car". What exactly is a hybrid car?
55883. Which was the *second* country to adopt postage stamps?
55888. This entertainer derived his stage name from a warning sign inside a music hall, who was it?
55889. Which university is said to cover four time zones?
55891. In which bestselling book does one critic encourage us to interpret the Winnie-the-Pooh stories via the Milnian Voice and the Christophorian Ear, while another critic denounces Christopher, Pooh, Rabbit, etc. as bourgeois capitalists?
55892. In the UK, even if nobody is actually injured, I presume throwing a heavy object out of a high window without regard for who might be passing on the street below is illegal in the UK. Am I right to presume this and if so what law covers it?
55894. What was the most common on-stage cause of death among 19th century ballet dancers, and who were the two most famous fatalities?
55895. How big was the world's English-speaking population 100 years ago, compared with today?
55896. How many prank calls did Bart make to Moe in "The Simpsons" and is there a full list of them anywhere?
55897. On my U2 album at the end of some songs the timer goes -0.02, -0.01 then 0.00 then the song starts, why is this?
55898. Why wasn't 1900 a leap year?
55899. Oscar winner Hilary Swank played which character in the television series "Beverly Hills 90210"?
55900. Which Australian explorer and politician died at sea off Sierra Leone in 1918, whilst on his way to receive the first peerage granted to an Australian?
55901. Which 'f' word means "the act or habit of estimating as useless"?
55902. What is the world's largest coffee bean?
55903. Is the original Magna Carta, ie the one signed by King John in 1215, still in existence. I know there are four 'original copies', one of which is at Lincoln Castle, but I want to know about the 'real' original.
55904. Which is the world's most harvested plant?
55905. Which country produces the most fruits in the world?
55906. Which is the world's most poisonous mushroom?
55907. What is the world's deadliest plant?
55908. Which is the only metal to burn in nitrogen?
55909. What was Brighton formerly called?
55910. From which flower is orrisroot obtained?
55911. Of which name has England had one king, France two and Poland three?
55912. In which religion is or was the god Te-Aka-la-Roe worshipped?
55913. I've seen several adverts on billboards in the Edinburgh area that state "Spencer Perceval was the 17th Prime Minister of Great Britain." The words are in black on a yellow background but there is no clue to what is being advertised. Anyone have any idea?
55914. Looking up genetics for another question, I found a diagram of the human genes. Why is the "Y" chromosome so much smaller than the "X" chromosome?
55915. Who wouldn't be so precious if the beach-bum beauties weren't so delicious in Hollywood?
55916. How do you pronounce "pide" the turkish flat bread. I think it's "piday" but my friend thinks it's "pyde". We have a lunch (including wine) riding on this answer. Who's right ?
55917. Which tree produces the greatest weight of edible fruit in its lifetime and how does this compare with the fruit from the average apple tree?
55918. Where currently is the computer with the largest memory and what is it used for?
55919. What was the first toy advertised on television?
55920. What group was the main attraction when Elton John made his concert debut?
55921. What was the name of the first Executive Mansion in the United States?
55922. Whose autobiography was called "Looking for Trouble"?
55923. In what city did Tiffany begin her “Tiffany Shopping Mall Tour ‘87” in June?
55924. Which TV show celebrates it's 4,000th episode today?
55925. Which English composer's middle name is Kemp?
55926. Of which country is the Irrawaddy the chief river?
55927. In which novelist's works does the basketball player Rabbit Angstrom recur?
55928. There are some particular species of worms which rapidly turn garden waste into usable compost. Can anyone tell me what these are, and provide any web-site references for obtaining them in the UK?
55929. This question may not belong here - does anyone know the race of the accuser in the Michael Jackson case?
55930. Can anyone account for the two irregular word formations, restaurateur from restaurant and flautist from flute. They've never made sense to me, and a radio presenter was recently arguing with a caller that restaurateur was only the French version and ours included the n, which I disagree with. There should be a historical reason for dropping it and adding the extra 'a' to flautist, but I haven't found it.
55931. How old is Brandon Flowers and is he married?
55932. I've come across a football team from England called Leigh RMI, I'm just wondering where they are from exactly and what does the RMI stand for?
55933. What is the title of the chapter that describes Drizzt's first visit to the Harpells' home?
55934. Who was the first western rock star to play a concert in Moscow?
55935. Is it true that China is going to allow Taiwan to become independent?
55936. Who made the first pair of shoes?
55937. This author once volunteered to participate in a government drug research programme for the testing of psychoactive drugs. From this experience he came up with a best selling novel. What was the name of the novel, and the author?
55938. This river has many names. The most popular one is said to have been given by a Spanish soldier after reporting battles of tribes among female warriors. It passes through different countries of which natives call it certain names depending on which part they are referring to. Which river is this and what are three alternate titles for it?
55939. Who was the Wizard of Oz?
55940. Since World War II what areas, such as Biafra, have tried and failed to become independent nations?
55941. What is MS-13?
55942. As well as being Commonwealth Day and Pi Day, March 14th was also, according to Wikipedia, "Anonymous Henchmen Day", about which I can find nothing elsewhere. Does anyone know who celebrates "Anonymous Henchmen Day" and why?
55943. After blowing out some candles (not the birthday candles, but real ones in jars), I noticed the stuff had burned and became a liquid, am I supposed to just leave that liquid in there and let it dry, or are you suposed to pour that out immediately?
55944. Does anyone know what Snuffy from Sesame Street's grandmother is named? Does she even have a name or is she just called Grandma?
55946. It is known that the radioactive rays cannot go through lead layer. So, if I put a hand phone in a lead cylinder, then use another hand phone to call the first hand phone, will the first hand phone receive the signals and then rings?
55948. What is the female branch of the Freemasons called?
55949. Concerning the word "piggy-back", what is the significance of "piggy" in the word?
55951. Which sport star earned millions but shortly became so poor that the US President stepped in to cancel his tax debts?
55952. What was the origin of the name 'Chindits' which was used by the armed forces under the command of General Orde Wingate during WWII?
55953. I have often read that the digestive system of giant pandas is that of an omnivore, hence bamboo is not, by any means, their ideal diet. Why then are captive giant pandas not fed a diet more suited to their digestive system?
55954. After oil, this is the most traded commodity. In fact, it is said that the ownership of this item can change up to 17 times due to trading between the time ships laden with it leave the country of origin and reach their destination. What are we talking about?
55955. For some time, Tessa was the best-recognised animal in the US, and even starred in a series of award-winning commercials. Who is Tessa?
55956. What is the full form of RS 232 - the jack at the back of most computers?
55957. What was Tata Motors' first passenger car code-named before it was launched as the Indica?
55958. Have Isuzu ever made any small cars suitable for family use, rather than large range rovers or heavy good vehicles?
55959. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes topped the charts with “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life.” Warnes was formerly a backing singer for what esoteric songwriter?
55960. In which countries might you wear yasdi, ichella, prasin and verdegaio?
55961. Why are sharks inmune to cancer?
55962. What beach was the opening sequence of "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin" filmed at?
55963. Will pi ever end?
55964. Is there an Atlantic Canadian province that does not consider itself a "Maritime" province?
55965. In what movie did the quote "Strong like bull" originate?
55967. A train station and a Pythagorean 'mother number' all provide an eternal resting place for a British queen. Who was she, and where is she?
55968. Where would you find squash plates?
55969. What is Houndwounding and who is properly credited for the term?
55970. There seems to be a number of signs around the world bearing the three words "Commit No Nuisance." In Shrewsbury it is carved into rock at the end of the Welsh Bridge. Is there any significance to these words besides being a very poor deterrent for bad behaviour? When was this phrase fashionable?
55971. How long was Stanley Yelnats at Camp Green Lake?
55972. Which well known phrase originated from a mouthwash advertisement?
55973. This island has been known by two other names besides the one it is called today. It was once named after pirates who were hung there, and then the Dutch named it after an aphrodisiac. Later on, a guy bought it and named it after himself. Where is it? Actually, not that it makes much difference in finding the answer, but the aphrodisiac was first, then the unfortunate pirates.
55974. Which world leader recently closed all hospitals except those in the capital and closed all rural libraries on the grounds that peasants can't read?
55975. In an engineering drawing class at West Point, this cadet was to draw a bridge over a river, but included some boys fishing from the span. When instructed to get the boys off the bridge, he drew them fishing from the river bank, and when instructed to get them out of the picture, his final rendition showed little tombstones by the river. Who was this guy and did he graduate?
55976. Did Saddam Hussein get to vote in the recent elections in Iraq?
55977. A phrase keeps coming to mind which goes something like "Woe to them who put house to house till there be no more land". It sounds like a Biblical verse, but I can't find anything like it in Google. Anyone got any suggestions?
55978. In English Restoration acting, what was meant by "breeches parts"?
55979. What is the link between Gina Lollobrigida and the city of Perth, Western Australia?
55981. Is it true that tall and thin people tend to slouch more or is the hunch just more obvious because one's physique?
55982. Which is the car (brand and model) used by the Inspector Kemp in "Young Frankenstein"?
55983. Who won the best new artist Grammy in 1987?
55984. What member of Keane left the band in July 2001?
55986. In which country did John Bull compose our national anthem?
55987. What type of creature is a merganser?
55988. Which English explorer discovered the magnetic North Pole in 1831?
55989. Who made the phrase bum of the month or bump of the month famous?
55990. What records does Pete Merravich or Merrivich still hold?
55991. What is the longest TV advert ever shown on British TV?
55992. At the 2005 NBA All-Star Game when Vince Carter did that off the backboard pass (I think it was him) to himself, what did they score for it? (Like Missed Shot, Rebound, Shot)
55993. What is Seven of Nine's human name?
55994. Who rode Comanche at Little Big Horn?
55995. What is unusual about the painting "Israelites Gathering Manna in the Wilderness"?
55996. With a pencil, a loop of string and two pins it is easy to draw an ellipse. Are there any simple mechanical ways of drawing a parabola or a hyperbola?
55997. What is the name of the creator of the Emergency Medical Hologram on Star Trek: Voyager?
55998. How much U.S. dollars does it cost to buy an airplane?
55999. An Irishman built up the world's largest farm and had sold it all again before he died in 1919. Who was he, where was the farm and what were his two inventions?