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Questions From Apr 06 05
56502. Who was the winner for 2004 Nashville Star?
56503. Is there a reason why some soft drinks and juices seem sweeter when you freeze it and then wait for it to melt, and then drink it?
56504. In theory can the conclave elect anybody to be the next pope? If not where are the rules dealing with this laid out?
56506. How do the tv channel people tell what channel is the most popular?
56507. Who had an aided precise death (just before midnight) so as to be honoured in the morning papers rather than the not-so-interesting afternoon papers?
56508. Over 500 people once perished in a train disaster in the mid 40's. The train did not collide with anything, de-rail, catch on fire, or become victim to a broken bridge, so what caused the unexpected deaths?
56509. What is the line at the beginning or end of a piece of writing which gives the writer's name called?
56511. While watching a movie on a big screen, how come one does not see the pixels, but while watching it, say on your computer, you see all the pixels very clearly, and this spoils watching the movie?
56512. "Not in right position" a 4 letter word for it with ry as third and fourth letters?
56513. What is the 4 letter word for 'to go around enjoying yourself in a way that annoys other people' with 'w' as second letter?
56514. Why is a tomato called a 'love apple'?
56515. The soundtrack of the movie "Philadelphia" featured songs by Bruce Springsteen and who else?
56516. Which sitcom introduced viewers to the 1-2-1 Club?
56517. What is, and who holds, the world record for the Shuttle Run (Beep Test)?
56518. Both King Rainier III of Monaco and Saul Bello died yesterday. For what piece of work did Saul Bello win a nobel prize?
56519. Both King Rainier III of Monaco and Saul Bello died yesterday. In Monaco, they have recently passed a law about the monarchy. What does this law mean for the royal family?
56520. What is Monsieur Alexis Lemaire's most recent claim to fame?
56521. Why did Pickett's Charge fail?
56522. Where do you get seeds from to grow seedless grapes?
56523. Continuing with the Vatican theme: what is a "devil's advocate"?
56524. What percent of Lotto jackpot winners were from Lucky Dips?
56525. What causes us to yawn?
56527. Who played Parker Lloyd Lewis in the 1990-1993 TV series "Parker Lewis Can't Lose"?
56528. Who is the guitarist/vocalist for Switchfoot?
56529. Why is Philadelphia called " The City of Brotherly Love"?
56530. In honor of the upcoming wedding, who can define the phrase, "morganatic marriage"?
56531. What is the reason for those annoying front pages on websites that take an age to load and then you still have to click something to enter the real site? Looks to me like a lot of time and effort making them for nothing.
56532. In 2004 which country had the highest influx of asylum seekers?
56533. The Advocatus Dei was the person appointed by the Vatican to defend the nomination of someone for sainthood. Who or what though is Opus Dei?
56534. Celebrities are always getting married and divorced, but I want to know what is the longest celebrity marriage, and what is the shortest?
56535. I have seen the word 'maven' used once or twice in relation to a spouse. Does that mean there's something wrong with him?
56536. I've had some confusion with a definition. In typography, what is "leading" actually?
56537. How does a chocolate bar connect with a term used to describe a small and dainty boneless piece of meat?
56538. On which roads in the UK is the speed limit 70 mph on a single carriageway?
56539. What candy's name is derived from the French for "you spoil us"?
56541. When uncoiled, what is the length of the DNA strand that makes up the human genome found in every human cell nucleus?
56542. Any reason why movie screens are perforated with those tiny holes?
56543. Of the several hundred popes who held power in the last couple millenia, how many were canonized?
56544. Do other major religions have a supreme head in the same way as the Pope is the head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church?
56545. Who wrote, "There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it"?
56546. Who was the only Emperor of the United States?
56547. What item changed its name in 1952 and was marketed nationally?
56548. Which society was founded by US lawyer Paul Harris in 1905?
56549. What are divided into tropical, continental and rain-shadow?
56550. What animal is mentioned most often in the Bible?
56551. How does the word 'Elyon', which I think is Greek, translate into English?
56552. Any particular advantages to fishes' tails being vertical and whales' flukes being horizontal?
56553. Who can tell me the difference between the Union Jack and the Union Flag?
56554. Who wrote, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"?
56555. Which modern European language has a word for 'yes' which resembles words for 'no' in most other languages?
56556. What kind of atoms are paper made from?
56557. What makes us yawn and why when we do, do other people start yawning too?
56558. How many 'Blue Peter' presenters have appeared in an episode of 'Doctor Who'?
56559. Whose last letter, written to his cousin, contains the sentence, "I have enjoyed a reasonably long, and above all, a happy life and I trust my passing will be remembered with some regret and perhaps some honour"?
56560. Which single item did William Shakespeare leave Anne Hathaway in his will?
56561. Which common household item is radioactive?
56562. Was Wordsworth the Poet Laureate, or were any of the other highly acclaimed and internationally well known British poets?
56563. Who said "Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead."?
56564. What is Gellerese?
56565. What 19th-century bride popularized the wearing of white?
56566. Why does HRH the Duchess of Cornwall change her hat after the civil marriage?
56567. Who owns Blackpool Tower?
56568. When is the rapper, Trick Daddy's, birthday?
56569. Which rapper says "people with no arms even saying that they feeling me?"
56571. What is the origin of the surname 'Loeb'
56572. What is the history behind Queen's song 'Bohemian Rhapsody'?
56573. Who sings a song with the line "I don't have to be me till Monday"?
56574. Which movies about baseball are the top three rentals for this spring?
56575. Apart from being well known for causing a little ruckus here and there during the 12th century, they also adopted unusual customs concerning feathers and hats, and the amusing "cutting fruit a certain way, according to their affiliation" is rather ponderous, too. Who were they, and what was the commotion about?
56577. What determines the colour of clouds? Why are rain-clouds generally grey?
56578. What is the origin of the term 'Swinging the Lead'?
56579. I have noticed that there is far less dust (or it has less of a tendency to gather) in Europe than in India. Why is this so? Is it because in India it doesn't rain as frequently as it does in Europe?
56580. Is there any functional difference in using the carbon copy ("cc") section and giving dual/multiple addresses in the "To" section while sending an e-mail?
56582. Is there any time or place where the general national voting age is or has been set at less than 18?
56583. What was the surname of Dante's Beatrice, and what was the connection to art?
56584. Which noted scientist, named after the Dutch house in which he was born, may be the main subject of two paintings by Vermeer?
56585. What is the oldest elected office in the world?
56587. What are used in the Rorschach test?
56588. Which calendar includes the months Messidor and Thermidor?
56589. When Lister told Kochanski she could have the collection of poems he had written about her, how many poems was he talking about?
56590. I need to rephrase my question. What are the top three newest movie releases about baseball?
56591. Who first made foundation? Why is it orange?
56592. What is the name of the den of iniquity that Stephen Hendry visited in Beijing last week and struggled to beat Mongolian ladies of the night at pool?
56593. The world's biggest water fight starts this week. What is the location and what is it called?
56594. What does the name of the capital of Namibia actually mean?
56595. Who was king of England during the American Revolutionary War?
56596. According to the etymology of this word it was once a royal residence but over time the word now means the complete opposite. What is this word, and what is interesting about the location now?
56597. At one time there were at least two banks called the Bank of Italy. In 1928 one of them changed its name and became what?
56598. How far has man traveled in outer space?
56599. Once Mendelssohn left one of his famous scores somewhere where we all seem to leave things, and was unable to retrieve it. He had it memorized and re-wrote every note from it. What was the score, and where did he leave it?
56600. I am one of those people who enjoy watching major sporting events from those sports I don't usually watch, so why are there amateurs playing in the US Masters?
56601. As a child, his name was Setanta, which means 'the little'. He only gained his name by killing a watchdog, and now he is found in Táin Bó Cualgne. Who is 'he'?
56602. This small village was submerged to accomodate a resevoir, and Roma Ryans sang a song to lament its loss, called "Dan Y Dwr." What was the name of the village?
56603. This large red star in the constellation Taurus forms the eye of the bull, and its name is Arabic, with a meaning to do with the star's movement. What star is this?
56604. This promising early representative of an important 19th-century art movement was killed in action in a war. Who was he?
56605. Do googly eyes have a different, more proper name, or is it just googly eyes?
56606. What would be the answer to this hidden word taken from a IQ test?
56607. Which dog is named after the German for "badger-dog"?
56608. Who is the muse of dance and choral song?
56609. Who were the first people to invent the horseshoe around 450 BC?
56610. What is the connection between a famed, early 20th-century American architect and British actress Joan Collins?
56611. In what year did the British sieze control of Hong Kong?
56612. In what year did the Portuguese sieze control of Macau?
56613. Tried and executed for the murder of a relative, she became the subject of a lyrical tragedy by a 19th-century poet. Who was she?
56614. Who is believed to be the last Native American to live completely outside the European/American culture?
56615. What, very specifically, do Chuck Berry, the Marvelettes, the Top Notes, Larry Williams and Barrett Strong have in common? Do any other music acts share this trait?
56616. What is the common surname of Rochdale's two most famous singers and how were they related?
56617. A question on "University Challenge" recently said that Frank L Baum decided against the name "Emerald City" for his first Oz book as books with jewels in the title were considered unlucky. Why should that be?
56618. Why do press releases, in North America anyway, usually have "-30-" at the end? What does this mean or symbolize?
56619. What Gene Autry song did the Beatles record?
56620. Has it ever happened that the contestant representing the state hosting the Miss USA pageant didn't get in to the top fifteen?
56621. Apart from ancient fossil records, when were elephants first recorded as being seen in Britain?
56622. Actor William Henry Pratt became 'Boris Karloff'.
How did he acquire this name?
56623. How many league matches did Arsenal play without losing?
56624. How many matches did Petr Czech keep a clean sheet in the goal for Chelsea?
56625. How many people have been elected Pope since the first Pope and in which year do we see the most Popes on the Papal throne?
56626. In the movie "Dirty Dancing" what are the words to the song that Baby's sister sings for the talent show?
56627. Is M's "Pop Muzik" a one-hit wonder, and what was the highest position it reached in the charts?
56629. Does Madonna have a last name?
56630. As at the beginning of 2005 how many Antipopes have there been and how many were regnant at that time?
56632. Born Virginie Amelie Avegno in Louisiana, she is better known to art history by what name?
56633. Romans, being the jolly folk they are, joke about the Pope's license plate number on the Pope Mobile. What do they think it stands for?
56634. In northern Europe there is a hotel that is demolished, if that the right word, and is re-built every year. Why?
56635. Which American woman toured the world as a British gentleman and was most associated with a work by her husband?
56636. Which word can mean a wilfully disobedient horse or something that some horses are made to wear?
56637. What European city has three X's on its flag
56638. What would happen if the vote for a new pope was a tie?
56639. Which English songwriter was inspired to write his most famous song by something he brought through New York customs?
56641. Will Spyware and Adware show up on the Task Manager if it is running?
56642. Why do people hiccough a lot when drunk?
56643. What exactly determines whether an animal or vegetable is kosher?
56644. April 14th, 1970 there was an oxygen tank explosion on Apollo 13 321,860km from Earth. What did John Swigert and James Lovell say to Jack Lousma?
56645. What produces the world's largest seed and leaf?
56646. When a pope is or is not elected, what is used to make the smoke white or black?
56647. Is the oldest living thing a creosote bush or a bristlecone pine?
56648. An unusual painting by a major old master was stolen from an American museum some years ago and never recovered. Who was the artist, what is the painting, and what is unique about it?
56649. Can anyone describe the fruiting habits of the female Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba)?
56650. A fertilizer uses numbers such as 13 13 13 for the amount of N.P.K. or nitrogen, phospherus and potassium. If my fertilizer reads 13 13 13 5, what is the fourth number for?
56651. To date, how many people have died in Antarctica?
56652. When Michelangelo unveiled his "Last Judgment" in the Sistine Chapel (site of the upcoming papal election), outrage ensued. What artist was hired to paint draperies and underwear on the nudes?
56653. Excluding antipopes, who was the last pope whose papal name doesn't have a regnal number?
56654. The name of which English League Football Club contains the same letter five times [the words "Football Club" are not counted here as part of the name]?
56655. Did rapper Ciara, first lady of crunk, have a sex change before she became the Ciara everyone knows?
56657. Can anyone identify this tree? It has cone shaped spikes of furry, dark red flowers in summer and autumn, and the leaves are long, and each has 7-13 individual, tear shaped leaflets. It looks a bit like a giant Celosia. Can anyone help?
56658. In the winter of 1506, a Roman gentleman discovered something unexpected on his property. When two artists examined it, they offered an immediate identification. What was it and how did the artists recognize it?
56659. Who was the first female equestrian without the use of her legs to compete in the Olympic games?
56660. How fast can a Zamboni travel at top speed?
56661. What do these places have in common: Crescent Hotel-Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Hotel San Carlos-Phoenix, Arizona, Queen Mary-Long Beach, California, Stanley Hotel-Estes Park, Colorado, Hawthorne Hotel-Salem, Massachusetts, Landmark Inn-Lake Superior, Michigan, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza-Cincinnati, Ohio,
Bullock Hotel-Deadwood, South Dakota, The Menger Hotel-San Antonio, Texas, and Equinox-Manchester Village, Vermont? The answer is not that they are hotels or places to stay.
56662. Before re-emerging as Black Eyed Peas, Will and Apl formed a group that signed with Eazy-E's Ruthless Records in 1992. What was the name of this group?
56663. Recently I've noticed the use of the umlaut in printed matter to spell words like "microörganism" and "coöperation." When and how did this practice originate?
56664. Thought by some to have been the last head of a great institution of learning, this individual was murdered by Christians. Who was it?
56666. My eccentric and anachronistic brother has just built a device that uses the rays of the sun to send messages. What is this thing called?
56667. Which man-made satellites have been destroyed by meteors?
56668. Who was the last pope to have a wife during his papacy?
56670. My cat has just performed one of her household duties. In doing so, she has reminded me of an old nick-name for citizens of Nebraska. What is this name, and why were they called that?
56671. To date, how many people have died in space?
56675. Who is the black guy with dreadlocks in the wheelchair on the BBC ident? I believe he is also a paralympian.
56676. Leonardo da Vinci, whose 553rd birthday we are celebrating today, is said to have died in the arms of a French king. Is this story true?
56677. On 22nd September, 1955, the first TV advert, advertising Gibbs SR Toothpaste, was broadcast in the UK on ITV. When did other countries start broadcasting adverts, and what were they, and when, where and what was the first TV advert ever broadcast?
56679. Who wrote, "Contradictions of opinion, therefore, neither offend nor estrange me; they only arouse and exercise my mind. We run away from correction; we ought to court it and expose ourselves to it, especially when it comes in the shape of discussion"?
56680. What member of Procol Harum later formed his own very successful band?
56685. What is the capital of Sakhalin?
56687. Which two related confectionary items that were launched in the 1960s but are still with us started out as tie-ins to the TV series "Fireball-XL5" and "Thunderbirds"?
56689. One of my two children is a girl. What is the likelihood that the other little treasure is a boy?
56690. Who coined the phrase 'aerial ping-pong' when referring to Australian Rules football?
56691. Who was 'Red Emma'?
56692. The beginning melody of the Marilyn Manson song "The Nobodies" is the same melody found in which movie?
56694. How much alcohol can you have and still legally be able to drive?
56695. Which Egyptian pharaoh seems to have been almost erased from history altogether, with some questioning whether he even existed, despite his face being possibly the most famous of all the pharaohs?
56696. How many years passed between the last two appearances of all four Abba members in public?
56697. How many species of bird can't fly?
56698. Which member of the 1966 World Cup winning team was called "The Boss" by John Paul II in 1990?
56699. According to Welshmen, which Wales and British Lions flyhalf is known simply as "The King"?
56700. What is the time differential between Los Angeles, USA and Beijing, China?
56701. Who wrote that painting is "the art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic"?
56702. Which religious movement derives its name from a plant that contains a drug that has hallucinogenic effects?
56703. What word is used to describe both a satirical stereotypical representation and something that is used by Oriental carpet and rug makers?
56704. How did screenwriter "Babaloo" Mandel get that nickname?
56705. What Playstation 2 game sold the most copies on the day it was released?
56706. Which word comes from a northern French valley with a town noted in the 15th century for its satirical songs?
56707. In US political jargon, what is a 'Kangaroo Ticket'?
56711. What are all the movements of the Earth?
56712. If the univerese was formed by The Big Bang, what was there before The Big Bang happened?
56715. What is the connection between a type of hard disk and a rifle?
56717. A poet wrote, "A dart thrice dipt in that rich flame, Which writes thy spouse's radiant name." Who was the poet, and what work of art is thought to have helped inspire these lines?
56718. What was unusual about the 1934 Welsh Cup final?
56719. What are some chemical properties of oxygen?
56720. If a typewriter keyboard was rearranged to optimise typing speed, in English, which keys would be where?
56721. In the early part of the 20th century, a certain European country banned this on their railway system. What was it?
56722. When Keith Urban won the Video of the Year award on CMT this past Monday night, he dedicated the award to Joni Foraker. Does anyone know who she is?
56723. In the town hall of a city in Tuscany, there is a famed fresco of a man on horseback. What is controversial about it?
56724. Who was the last artist born in a former Soviet republic to top the UK album charts?
56725. What are the names of the five main characters in the video game "Obscure"?
56726. What is a Gamecube?
56728. What nationality is Arno Blunt and what book is he/she from?
56729. Who can tell me what country world renown dance choreographer Wade Robson was born in?
56730. Why do people kiss the Pope's ring?
56731. When Michelangelo painted his great frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, between 1508 and 1512, what was he covering up?
56732. For some centuries, the monarchs of certain Catholic countries insisted on the right to veto candidates for Cardinal and Pope. At what papal conclave was this veto last exercised and by whom?
56733. What do "sempre senza sordino" and "attacca subito il seguente" mean?
56734. Who has more of the world's food supply available to them, someone on a kosher diet or someone on a hallal diet?
56735. The record for the most number of hits in a MLB game is 9. Who holds this record?
56736. Which English player/striker has won the most medals, that being Championships, FA Cup, League Cups and European honours for Association Football?
56737. Where and what size is the world's smallest park?
56738. In the United States, the only fort attacked on the mainland by a foreign force since the War of 1812 was where?
56739. In the movie "Bad Santa" a child asks Santa for something like a "Fraggel stick car." What is he talking about?
56740. Which country's name means "collection of huts"?
56741. Who was Elizabeth Debbie Eden and what made her famous?
56742. Thanks to a revival in Greek architecture, which country is said to have used more marble in 17 years than the Roman Empire did in its entire history?
56743. Which food brand has a name that is, a bit like their products, the same when printed upside down or back to front? How is this product closely connected to a horse that won a prestigious race and a well-known piece of laboratory apparatus?
56744. Can you name the peculiar main ingredient of many culinary dishes, whose presence is world-wide, prefers humid and temperate climates, is only a fraction of its very recognizable host form, and is available for harvesting for approximately 12 hours a year? In its complete form, it is one of the more common accents to more colorful cousins in the plant world.
56745. What is the 18th century Georgia town whose name was proclaimed by James Oglethorpe, following a violent act of nature?
56746. Who invented duct tape?
56748. As I was watching the cardinals enter the conclave, I noticed that some of them had chirons giving their names and where they were from. Some of the other cardinals were ignored, as the camera panned to the art in the chapel. Are the "ignored" cardinals less important or are they controversial?
56751. What was the name of the British regiment that aided Pol Pot against the genocide of the Cambodian people?
56752. What is the name of Janet Leigh's character in "Psycho" (1960)?
56753. What name does Marion Crane, Janet Leigh's character in Psycho, use when she signs in at the Bates Motel?
56754. While reading about the papal conclave, I encountered an interesting two-word term that can be defined as "a decoy." What is this term and how might it relate to the conclave?
56755. Is it true that the Thugs of 19th century India strangled their victims because they saved the blood for the goddess Kali?
56756. By what name will the new pope, Joseph Ratzinger, be known?
56757. Where was the concept of an "evil twin" first used?
56758. Is it possible to recycle Styrofoam?
56759. In which countries would you find communities of Aussiedlers that number over 10,000 people?
56760. When Wilt Chamberlin scored 100 points in one of his games, what was the final score?
56761. Was Giacomo Casanova real, and what is the true story of his life?
56762. Which French composer died by being crushed by his bookcase when he attempted to remove a book from the top shelf and was buried on an April Fool's Day which also happened to be an Easter Sunday?
56763. Why do they send out white smoke when a new pope is elected?
56764. Who is the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and how is this title popularly known?
56765. What neutralises cat or dog urine stains on the carpet?
56766. Minty Barbara just won a famous race in England. Who or what is Minty Barbara?
56767. Who discovered Pluto?
56768. What is the difference between a C.E.O, a Chairman and a President of a company?
56769. What is an alter ego?
56770. How old was Pope John Paul when he died?
56771. Which pope was Jewish?
56772. Which word, even when the 's' is subtracted still means the same as its plural form, as there really is no singular form?
56773. Why do people elected as pope take new names, and who decides what name they will take?
56774. Outside the experiments of JS Bach are there any famous tunes that still sound tuneful after they are inverted by turning the musical score upside down?
56775. Which country once had a mass picnic thrown for all its citizens?
56776. Is prostate cancer in men more common than breast cancer in women?
56777. During my last visit to Wrigley Field, I noticed two circular dirt patches, on either side of home plate. These were not the on-deck circles, as they were located closer to each dugout. Are they the original on-deck circles or do they serve another purpose?
56778. If you are giving someone a "green gown," what, exactly, are you are doing?
56779. Is the "This Fffire" single by Franz Ferdinand any different to the version on the album, or are they both the same?
56780. In the 15th century, an early philologist proved that a certain important document was a forgery. What was the document, who was the philologist, and how did he make his case?
56781. What was the name of the actress, not the role she played, whose favourite phrase was, "Oh my God"?
56782. What was the ultimate torture threat from the Spanish Inquisition in the Monty Python series?
56784. How did cats help save the lives of many Londoners towards the end of World War II?
56785. Who was described as the 'Dog in Madrid', and 'The one I love, Yourself'?
56786. In ancient Roman courts, the phrase "aquam dare" -- to give water -- meant to grant speaking time to a lawyer. Why?
56787. How do they decide what name they will give to the newly elected pope?
56789. The opening theme of which fictional TV show includes the line "Fight fight fight, bite bite bite"?
56790. This King decided to take his own life in order to escape capture by the Romans. The poison did not work because he had been taking small doses of poison all his life to avoid imminent death in the hands of enemies, so he ordered a slave to kill him with a sword. Who was it?
56791. What is the difference, if any, between a pickle, a chutney, and a relish?
56792. Who played Andy Richardson in the 1985 film “D.A.R.Y.L.”?
56793. What is the name of John Mayer’s debut solo album, released in 1999?
56795. What actor was Susan Sarandon married to before Tim Robbins?
56796. In the American version it was a laboratory, in the UK version it was a lighthouse and in the French version it was a bakery. What is it and which version did Australians see?
56797. How many people were killed in the Dresdan firebombing right before the end of World War II?
56799. What is the connection between a word that means "pretentiously-inflated speech or writing" and an iconoclastic Renaissance physician who helped point the way to modern medicine?
56800. If you are "doing banting" what is going on with you?
56801. What does UPS stand for?
56802. Is it possible to give oneself a spontaneous heart attack through thought alone?
56803. Is there a scientific way to measure dizziness other than "really dizzy", "sort of dizzy", and other opinion terms like those?
56804. Who was paid by the US Postal Service over 100 years after their death for delivering mail and medical supplies many times over a mighty mountain range in the winter, and saving many lives in doing so?
56805. What is the relationship between a modern, gold-mining region of western Turkey and a significant advance in the dissemination of knowledge?
56806. In music, what are the 3rd and 7th flats better know as? accidentals?
56811. What do Deborah Kerr, Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood have in common?
56812. When was the Red Cross first established?
56815. Who was the pop star to appear in the first episode of "Sesame Street"?
56816. Who once said, "It is nauseating to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious Middle Temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well-known in the East, striding half-naked up the steps of the Viceregal Palace"?
56817. A well-known portrait of a famous Englishman has just been proved a fraud. Who is the subject, and how did the experts determine that this picture is a fake?
56818. Magnetic disk is a medium known as what access from the following: serial access, direct access, sequential access, or rational access?
56819. What is common between a whale and a monkey: both have an external ear, both have a long balancing tail, both have body hairs throughout life, or both give birth to young ones?
56820. Which is the youngest folded mountain range in India: Eastern Ghats, Western Ghats, Aravali Hills, or the Himalayas?
56821. Where in the world would you find the Sugar Loaf Foundation: Bangkok, Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, or Kuala Lumpur?
56822. What's the name of a tribe in Indonesia that used to be all cannibals before Missionaries came and converted the whole tribe to Christianity?
56823. If you are an advocate of "dendranthropology," what do you believe?
56824. What town in California's Sierra Nevada mountains is named after two very famous authors?
56825. I'm trying to remember a comic strip character in the Sunday edition of the New York Daily News in the 1950s named either Flopsy or Mopsy, but was not a rabbit. She was a girl or woman. The Daily News at that time had a complete section devoted to comics. Can anyone help?
56826. What term describes a novel in which the action is reported through or along with the thoughts of one or several characters?
56829. About half of the companies that are listed on the NYSE have their headquarters in which US state and why?
56830. What sort of violin had a horn attached to its bridge and why was it invented?
56831. In which instance was a Nobel Prize nominee denied the prize because someone else claimed to have had better results in the experiment?
56832. Why does hot water clean dishes better than cold water?
56833. What were the Crusades?
56834. How did the tradition/observance of eating unleavened bread during Passover begin?
56836. Who is the current president of Korean Air?
56837. The first Bhakti Movement was organised by whom: Meera, Ramanujacharya, Nanak, or Ramdas?
56838. Which of the following nations first held a competitive examination for the recruitment to the Civil Services: Britain, India, Germany, or China?
56839. Jane Goodall is associated with which animal: chimpanzee, monkey, or leopard?
56840. Separation of powers is an important feature of which government in India: parliamentary government, presidential government, or socialist government?
56841. If you are feeling "blutterbunged," what's your problem?
56843. What is the connection between the Emperor Augustus and a great Italian publisher?
56845. In the 12th century, he supposedly sent a friendly letter to the Byzantine Emperor and the King of France in which he described his very unusual realm. Who was he?
56847. What is the most expensive hotel to build, and the most overbudget ever built?
56848. What is this strange fruit Wrigley's gum call strappleberry? And why did they decide to invent it?
56849. Does anyone know the explanation for Jonathan King's apparently paralysed side of his face/mouth? Was it a stroke, injury or something from birth?
56851. When you refer to cc's in terms of dirtbikes what does the cc stand for?
56852. Why does Seal's face look like that?
56853. Who is going to be the villian for Spider-Man 3?
56854. Which is the only US state capital that shares no common letters with its state?
56855. What's the largest amount of weight lost by an individual through diet and exercise alone without medical invasion?
56856. Which 1980s West Midlands pop group were banned from Italy for ten years and why?
56857. Was the Agent Provocateur underwear advert with Kylie Minogue ever aired on TV?
56858. In the build up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, why was the President of the United States removed from the Ultras list, and what exactly was the Ultras?
56859. What accounts for the extremely high rank that was accorded by the 'reading public' (outside university departments of English) to Byron in much of Continental Europe for nearly 150 years after his death?
56860. How did "gay" come to mean homosexual?
56861. Is the director of the fourth Harry Potter movie the same as the one who directed the third?
56862. Which instrument can be played faster if it is installed horizontally rather than vertically?
56863. This 19th-century political refugee from the Continent made a major contribution to the advancement of scholarship in Britain. Who was he?
56864. Citation and Cigar, two great American horses who were unbeaten after 16 races had their record beaten today. What was the name of the horse and where is the horse stabled?
56871. What movie is this quote from: "Is there a Ralph's around here?"
56872. What is Mercury?s most well known feature?
56873. What is the point of the planet closest to the sun?
56874. What planet is closest to Earth in size?
56875. On Mars, which polar cap is larger and colder?
56876. What is the connection between the setting of one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays and a figure who appears in two important literary works of the 14th century?
56877. Which movies, if any, have been filmed wholly or partly on location in Antarctica?
56879. What is the highest selling movie ever recorded?
56880. Does exercising one side of the body induce muscle growth on the other side and if so why?
56881. When, where, and how was lemonade invented?
56882. What exactly causes head lice?
56883. In the United States how is jurisdiction decided between the FBI and local police over any particular crime?
56884. In the United States what sort of criminal investigations and/or other legal issues come under the jurisdiction of Federal Marshals?
56885. Ignoring damage caused by injury or abrasion, do wild animals suffer tooth decay from the types of food they eat, as do humans?
56886. When and where was the first women's cricket World Cup held?
56887. Which country has the largest number of prison-inmates?
56889. What drive system has 19 wires twisted into a strand and six of these strands tisted into one strand?
56890. If you have achieved "encraty," what have you managed to do?
56891. What movie is this quote from: "Listen to your friend Billy Zane, he's a cool dude"?
56893. What are all of the words and phrases that flash up on the screen during Kylie's "Confide in Me" video? What do they all mean?
56894. Who created the game "Twister"?
56895. If a woman is taking the "giggle-trot," what is she up to?
56896. Who has sat for the greatest number of portraits in their lifetime?
56897. This season, who is Mr. Irrelevant?
56898. What does all that Latin carved around the frieze of St. Paul's in Rome say and mean?
56899. Weathering that occurs by water in the desert is associated primarily with what?
56900. Who is Mr. Blonde?
56901. How many members are in the 'Crazy 88' from "Kill Bill"?
56902. Who is Donnie's sister's boyfriend in the movie "Donnie Darko"?
56903. What movies has Tom Jane starred in?
56905. Who sings lead on "Oye como va" by Santana?
56907. In American Football, why does the clock stop sometimes, but sometimes it carries on?
56908. How much money does the Royal family generate each year from tourism?
56909. In the small village I grew up in a sexual attack took place this month, shocking news to hear. Where does the UK stand in the number of sex offenders and in which country do most sex offenders live?
56910. Where in England is the most expensive street to live on, and what famous person is living there?
56911. Who originally recorded "Black Magic Woman"?
56913. Who holds the title of having the world's largest breasts (cup size)?
56914. What movie are the following quotes from: "You're killing me Smalls" and "How can I have some more of nothing?"
56915. Did Al Gore really invent the internet?
56916. Who was known as the Viking of the Sierras?
56917. If I remark, "Estas bela tago," what language am I speaking and what am I saying?
56918. What is the total land area of the earth?
56919. It was once proposed that they should be called Principharus, Victipharus, Cosmipharus, and Ferdinandipharus. What are they and by what names do we know them today?
56920. The artwork at this museum was once made put in a secret cabinet by the King at the time due to its genre. It was made briefly accessible in the mid sixties and re-opened only a few years ago. This artwork was, as historians have hinted, early forms of advertising. Where is this artwork, and what was interesting about the Basilica in the town that endorsed it?
56923. What can cause blindness?
56924. Starting with a population of wolves and using selective breeding only, within about how many generations could I expect to produce something like a chihuahua?
56925. Has there ever been a numeral system where the numerals tend to increase in value as you go from left to right?
56926. What is the nationality of stage actress Lea Salonga?
56927. Who supposedly ordered his French Champagne to be bottled in pints rather than litres?
56928. Who was the first person to state, with reason, that the Earth is round? What was the evidence to prove this?
56929. If I refer to a paper tissue as a "Kleenex" or to making a copy as "Xeroxing," what word describes what I am doing?
56930. Who played Faye Riley in the 1987 film "*Batteries Not Included"?
56931. What movie is this quote from: "Disassemble... Dead"?
56932. What movie is this quote from: "See if you can guess what I am now"?
56933. How many individual wires are used in the cable that drives the San Francisco cable cars?
56934. If you were a late 2nd-century (C.E.) Roman tourist, preparing to take a leisurely vacation in Greece, whose guidebook would you find most helpful?
56936. Which US river was made famous by a songwriter who never saw it and also appears in the name of a rather limited musical instrument?
56937. What year was the sport soccer invented?
56939. What does "oye como va" mean?
56940. Why do some people refer to "going to the bathroom" as "going to the john?"
56941. Can a dog or cat with white fur be considered as albino?
56942. In the "Friends" comedy series Emily has a stepmother, and her mother has passed away. Is this statement true or false?
56943. What was the name of the Shakespeare play with the character Viola?
56946. It appeared 250 years ago this month, having been in the making for a decade, and it sold very well, despite the fact that it cost almost the equivalent of $1,000 today. Parts of it are still in use. What is it?
56947. What do the seed drill and a famous rock and roll guitarist have in common?
56948. In the "Star Wars" movies what is the meaning of the different colored lightsabers?
56949. What was special about a flight bound for Palma today?
56950. What books did C. S. Lewis write before 1950?
56952. It has been a pagan temple, a Catholic church, a source of military materiel, a mausoleum, and a major tourist attraction. What is it and by what name is it called by the Church?
56953. Which famous author took his first three names from that of an ancestor who wrote a famous anthem?
56954. Many of us at AFT like to bone up on various subjects but where does the expression "bone up" come from?
56957. Does crushing grapes by foot greatly affect the taste of a wine? Are many wines still made this way?
56959. A poet once created a word 170 letters long in a play, using an enterprising technique that has been copied by a major fast food chain. Who was the poet, what was the word and why is it unusual?
56961. Why specifically are boxers advised to refrain from any sexual activity while training for a fight?
56962. What is the only European country with a Muslim majority population?
56963. What was the earliest date clear glass panes were used for windows?
56965. According to a certain individual, it began at sunset, on Saturday, October 22, in 4004 B.C. What was it, and who was the man who made this calculation?
56966. What does the boy tell Norman in the movie "On Golden Pond" that he and his friends do when they cruise for girls?
56967. In the movie "The Pianist" it says that a German died in a Soviet prisoner of war camp in 1952, but World War II ended in 1945, so why would they still be holding prisoners at that time?
56968. Why are soap operas called soap operas?
56970. When is 'The OC' star Kelly Rowan's birthday?
56972. What was the logic behind killing off Maude Flanders of "The Simpsons" fame a few years ago?
56973. Why does the Moon appear to be larger when it is on the horizon than when its higher in the sky?
56974. Of the twelve apostles, how many were fishermen?
56975. How did an architect who designed towers in London come to have a well-known Bond villain named after him?
56976. Which real person has been played in film by both Bill Murray and Johnny Depp?
56978. On April 15, 2002, Air China flight 129 flying from Beijing to Pusan crashed into a hill upon landing. Did any of the flight attendants on that flight die? [Originally #56977 Posted on Apr 30 05 by joezhou300 - deleted in error.]
56979. Tonight I am going to see a play in the small Shropshire town of Bridgnorth. For an easy yay, what surprising revelation about this small town was in the national news recently?
56980. How many pounds is the official NBA basketball?
56981. What is the connection between a famous motto often associated with the US Postal Service and the site of one of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World"?
56982. Is there a keyboard shortcut for switching between windows on the taskbar?
56983. In the late 1950s how long did the fastest trains take on the London-Edinburgh run?
56984. Which was the first American college or university to award a degree to a woman, who was the graduate and when was the award made?
56985. Why do some Americans have the last name Lee and some Asians also have the last name Lee, is there supposed to be a connection, I do not know of any other name shared like that?
56986. Recently, how did a Japanese art collector decide which auction house was to handle his prestigious collection?
56987. He was a Renaissance painter who was strongly influenced by two other masters. From the architect he acquired a knowledge of mathematical proportions. From the sculptor he gained insight into a move beyond Gothic lines. Although he is known not by his original name, he is said to have influenced a Master who is more well known than he. Who was he, who were the architect and the sculptor, and who did he turn out to be a great influence to?
56988. Which king of England's remains were deposited in a bank and where are they now?
56989. A company once offered a monetary prize for someone to invent an alternative substitute for the construction of one of their products. A printer decided to set up his own company in order to create this material. The printer did manage to invent the required substance and become famous for its discovery. What was the discovery, what was the initial usage, and how is it related to dentistry?
56990. On "The Simpsons" how did Dr. Marvin Monroe die?
56991. "Who voiced Troy McClure and Phil Hartman's other characters on "The Simpsons" after Phil Hartman's tragic passing?
56992. During the recent EUFA match between Chelsea and Liverpool, how many different nationalities were involved?
56993. In the board game "Guess Who" what colour is Philip's hair?
56994. How many times is the word "actually" mentioned in the film "Love Actually"?
56997. What HH was invented in 1912 ?
56998. I just noticed that there is a Major League Baseball team named the Washington Nationals, I do not remember there being such a team, when did this happen, and also were any teams kicked out of the Major League because of this?
56999. Why is it so dangerous for people adrift in the ocean to drink sea water?