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Questions From May 01 05
57001. In the 13th century, the government of a certain city moved the craftsmen in this field to an isolated spot for safety reasons. By the 16th century, they and their families were legally sequestered lest they reveal their trade secrets. What was the city, what were these artisans creating, and where were they made to live?
57002. What did Edward the Martyr introduce to curb excessive drinking and which legendary saint supported him?
57003. One actor played a teacher in TV's "Grange Hill" and also appeared in one of the Indiana Jones films. What was the name of the teacher and the character he played on film?
57004. Who wrote the Bridal March, and when was it first used to start weddings?
57005. Excluding instrumentals, which act has had three songs top the UK singles chart that don't have their titles anywhere in the lyrics?
57006. What are known as Arabian apples in some countries?
57007. Is there a certain age or weight when it becomes unsafe to pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck?
57008. In Catholic art, which saint is generally depicted with a tower as a traditional attribute, and of what professions is this saint the patron?
57009. How did the London Carting Lane get its nickname of Farting Lane?
57010. What is the classic "literary" answer to the "literary" question "Why did Virginia Woolf?"
57011. Is it (or was it until recently) customary for many teachers in the American school-system to make a big "thing" about saying and writing "It's I" instead of "It's me"?
57012. Named after a 19th-century writer, it describes a condition of disorientation, ecstasy, or even lunacy experienced by people in certain special circumstances. What is it and why is it called after the writer?
57013. How did "The Simpsons" character, Bleeding Gums Murphy, die?
57014. After watching Dr. Who the other night, the one where the Dalek flew, my husband and I had a heated discussion about whether the Daleks have gone upstairs before. I seem to remember years ago that they did. I'm sure it was one of the films. Can anyone help?
57015. With whom is the quote "Go, Go Sticky Bun!" associated?
57016. What is the name of the lead vocalist for Maroon 5?
57017. Who played Sara Henderson in the 1991-1993 TV series "Harry and the Hendersons"?
57018. A certain "effect" named after an 18th-century composer has influenced the rearing of children in recent years. What is it?
57019. A review in a US newspaper of Lynne Truss's popular book on punctuation and Pandas, "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," questions her putting the full stop/period outside the last quotation mark of a quote instead of inside. Which form is correct or are both forms correct?
57022. Which World War II battles resulted in the greatest military losses for each of the main combatant countries?
57023. In track events you are disqualified if your foot goes over the inner line. What happens if your foot goes over the outer line?
57024. He discovered two astroids and another was named after him, oh, and a comet to boot. But the most intriguing aspect is the paradox named after him which tries to answer the world's most asked question, well, the world's second most asked question perhaps. Who is responsible and what is the paradox?
57025. They were supposedly named after a Frankish abbot, and they seemed to be a big hit at the Globe Theatre. What do they have to do with a very old Chinese document?
57026. How many species of poisonous birds are there and where are they found?
57028. Cellular, mobile, or wireless - what is the best term to use for portable phones?
57029. What does "Zeig Hail" translate into English as?
57030. What if a chopper flies over Beijing 200 mtrs from ground, does not move stays there, where it will be after the lapse of 12 hours and why?
57031. Why does the Caspian Sea contain salt water?
57032. Lake Baikal in Russia is the deepest. What lake is the second deepest in the world?
57033. What artificial lake is the world's largest?
57034. What artificial lake is Europe's largest?
57035. The name Cloak Lane, EC4, London may sound as if this lane was originally a nice romantic street where gentlemen might spread their cloaks for elegant ladies, but in true fact Cloak Lane was a very messy lane, and the Cloak was not a cloak at all, but derived from a Latin word for a place where messy things flush out. What Latin word ?
57036. Why is sandwich meat circular when the bread is square?
57037. What is the metric equivalent of "six of one or half a dozen of the other"?
57038. What is the Montressor Family motto, in English or Latin, in Poe's story "The Cask of Amontillado"?
57039. Although our modern system of punctuation was more or less in place by the time of his birth, a certain early 19th-century author published a book with no punctuation at all. When his readers groused, he offered them a sly solution. Who was the author and how did he address the complaints?
57040. What movie is this quote from: "You go, we go"?
57041. Most helicopters are are turbine driven,so whats the pop pop popping noise..A friend at Erickson Air Crane says its not the blades passing through the air but the tips of the blades breaking the sound barrier,but I saw here a recent question that said the blades cannot exceed the sound barrier,anybody got the answer?
57042. It was first introduced in New York in the early 60's but never really caught on. The person who concocted the idea seemed to think it would benefit his profession by adding an element of surprise and save a little time and space. The name comes from a combined effort of latin mixed with a slang term used in his job. It even has a Spanish equivalent in which the word is spelt backwards. What is it, and how was it used in a recent parody of a well-known book series?
57043. If a number of ingredients are put in a bowl, what path should a stirrer take to ensure the most efficient mixing of the ingredients?
57044. In 2002 a piece of card sold for over £28,000 at auction. What was written on it?
57045. What was the last programme when the BBC went off the air in 1939 and with which words did the announcer recommence television broadcasting in 1945?
57047. What "unusual" item are London cabbies required to carry by law in their vehicles?
57048. Which international sports team of the 1970s and 1980s had star performers nicknamed "Big Bird," "Whispering Death" and "Master Blaster"?
57050. Which Premier League Club sacked a goalkeeper in 2002 and a striker in 2004, both for failing drugs tests?
57052. Which NFL running back had the most sensational two game performances in college football history?
57053. How did the rock band Cream get its name?
57056. What elements on the periodic table are most basketballs made out of?
57057. What is the greatest number of candidates ever to appear on a ballot paper?
57058. Why, in an 18th century UK general election, did the polling take 40 days? How else was that election notable?
57059. To this date, how many Nazis have been tried and convicted for their crimes against humanity? And how many of these trials were in Israel?
57060. While looking for inexpensive wedding bands (still looking), I began wondering...Are there any metals that cannot be mixed?
57062. Is the Star Wars character Yoda played by a very short person in a costume, or is he some sort of a puppet?
57063. Why has Ian Millward been suspended from St. Helens RLFC?
57064. Were there more female or male dogs that played Lassie?
57066. Why do we get cavities?
57067. Can Australians still vote in UK general elections? If so, why and how many Aussies voted in the 2001 election?
57068. My friend George Weiss stood in 12 (unless I missed one) London constituencies in yesterday's election. (He got 1289 votes, that's about 100 each on average, though they ranged from 39 to 288). But I doubt this is the record for multiple standings, what's the most seats one person's fought in a UK general election?
57069. Today, what is on the site of the famous Munich beer hall in which Hitler attempted the November 8, 1923 Putsch?
57070. What holiday movie actually guaranteed "Satisfaction or your money back"?
57071. Why do we say "Kazoontight" when someone sneezes? (and I don't mean "to be polite)
57072. We all know that Funtrivia.com is the world's largest trivia site. Which is the second largest?
57073. John F. Kennedy said, "We choose to go to the moon, and do the other things." What were the other things?
57074. What is the name of Neil Diamond's country album?
57075. Can bald people get lice?
57076. Did Johnny Cash ever really do time in prison?
57077. Where are Oxford Corners found? Book cover?
57078. Who gets the royalties for the song that was the first to be played on BBC Radio One in 1967 and why?
57079. Which common everyday item in a French office sounds like a musical instrument?
57080. Who has served the most years in prison?
57081. What is the Catholic Church's position on evolution?
57082. Which TV mom started as a dancer, was spotted in the chorus line on an Andy Griffith TV special, and then became a regular on a popular TV show?
57083. The German rank of Field Marshal, is it above or below their rank of General, and what US or British rank does it correspond to?
57084. What California city is named after a famous American Indian chief killed by his own tribe for helping settlers through the Sierra Nevada mountains?
57085. Which 3-syllable word can either refer to a music instrument or a kitchen tool?
57086. What vaccine caused more deaths and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent?
57087. What national monument was previously called Slaughterhouse Rock and Cougar Mountain?
57088. Why did the EgyptAir flight from New York crash?
57089. Is the real house in 'The Amityville Horror' currently occupied?
57090. How do plants fight infection? What is their version of an immune system?
57091. If I was playing with my "posaune" what would I be wielding, and where?
57092. What song did Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley dance to as Chippendales on Saturday Night Live?
57095. He was a tabloid sensation in the 1930s well before he died from bites to his head. Who was this British cleric and why was he of interest to the media?
57099. What was the name of Mary Queen of Scots' horse?
57100. Which pop group read a line from Binyon's poem For the Fallen on the steps of the Albert Hall in October 1997 to launch an appeal for the Royal British Legion?
57101. How is the last name of the great German author Herman Hesse pronounced?
57102. Who is the only artist to have reached number 1 in the UK charts as a solo artist, and also as part of a duo, trio, quartet, quintet and sextet?
57103. Who sang the original song that the UK number 1 but Norman Cook, 'Praise You', was a remix of, and what was it originally called?
57104. What percentage of British women suffer from post natal depression after their first child, and what about after their second/third/fourth child?
57105. A tobacconist once was the cause of a world-wide stir in which a banker and an enterprising individual competed over who was the bigger fool. A well known phrase emerged from this saga and it is usually credited to the entrepreneur rather than the banker. What was the phrase and what did the tobacconist do to cause so much commotion?
57106. How, in a relatively recent census in Britain and then in Australia did a question get its own listing numbered '896' just to alleviate the flow of applicants, and why were the answers to this question particularly peculiar?
57107. How dangerous is it to inhale nitrous oxide gas?
57109. How many episodes of '24' are in season two?
57110. This bit of beach is not by the sea, or any large body of water, but is the most televised beach worldwide. What is it?
57111. Probably asked before, but here it is: Why isn't AM broadcasted in stereo?
57112. Which UK number one hit had the song's title as its only lyric?
57113. What, specifically, have Sauron, Frodo Baggins, comedian Dave Allen, Telly Savalas and the dead body of Galileo all got in common?
57114. Why did van Gogh cut off his ear and whom did he give it to and why?
57115. Arsenal met Nottingham Forest in the very first edition of which program?
57117. What movie is this quote from: "...Does this slide..."? It's said frantically.
57118. What movie is this quote from: "mmmmm juicy fruit"?
57120. Where on the surface of the human body does a cut generally heal quickest and where would such a cut take longest to heal?
57121. In the latest UK series of Star Trek Enterprise, Trip was killed in an explosion, they had his funeral and sent him off into space in a coffin. They tried to revive him using a clone but were unsuccessful. No time slip was used, and he was back in full form the next episode. Without giving away any spoilers (half the series is still to air) how did he return from the dead?
57122. What was the first sport invented in America?
57123. What state is Hayden (another name for the town is Hayden Lake) in?
57124. What do the bodybuilders do before posing in a competition to pop out their veins?
57125. What democratic process is banned under the German constitution, because of its abuse by the Nazis?
57126. Tonight Israel begins its Memorial Day. With such a high percentage of Israelis who have fought in this country's wars, the day takes on a very personal nature to many people in this country. How many people are recognized as casualties of war in Israeli history? And how many of those died since the last Memorial Day?
57128. Which two everyday words are usually antonyms but become synonyms in a probabilistic context?
57129. What name is given to art or literature executed spontaneously with the minimum of aesthetic or moral forethought? Are there any well-known examples of such work?
57130. According to legend, what was formed during a battle between Llao and Skell?
57131. Llao-Yaina was the original name for what geological feature that no longer exists?
57132. What unusual thing happens where the North Umpqua and sparkling Little Rivers meet?
57133. What semi-precious stone is found at Virgin Valley, Nevada?
57134. What is the name of the current governing party in Germany?
57135. What Go Bot is a police cruiser?
57136. What is the area of a "section" of farmland in Canada's prairie provinces called: one acre, one hectare, or one square mile?
57137. What is the record number of bounces for skimming a rock across water and why is doing this called "Ducks and drakes"?
57138. What movie is this quote from: "Hey, my feet are sweaty"?
57139. The Ancient Greeks served this at the end of the meal, and the Romans followed on with this tradition. However, a certain Roman dictator decided to serve it at the beginning of the meal to annoy his guests into trying to keep awake to indulge in his boring presence. What is it?
57140. In what islands was the TV show "Gilligan's Island" filmed?
57141. Why is the "Sunday" in an "Ice Cream Sundae" spelt differently?
57142. Why was Vera Lynn wishing for bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover?
57143. When and which is the first album released in the compact disc format?
57145. What animal allows you to get married at any age in China?
57146. Other than "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, what were the other three songs (artist and title) to have made number one in the UK singles charts during the 1980's?
57147. According to a popular BBC2 comedy show, who has always been quite partial to Fatima Whitbread?
57148. In a recent re-run of Butterflies on UK TV Gold, Rea and her husband were seen joining the M40 to go to London. There was also a sign for Cheltenham showing the A40.The only place that I know of where this combination occurs is Oxford. I always assumed that this show was based in London. Does anyone know where it was based and filmed?
57149. Since the UK singles charts began, how many No. 1`s have there been?
57150. Who introduced the first ever record on British radio?
57152. Seeing that William IV didn't reign for long, and wasn't particularly notable either, what is the reason for so many pubs being called after him?
57153. You know that little Hispanic dude on 'Six Feet Under'? What is his character called, and what is the name of the actor who plays him?
57154. Is a gecko an amphibian or a reptile?
57155. Originally inspired by visions of soldiers in the Spanish Civil War of the 30's, these became popular and were adapted by the US Military during WWII. What were they?
57157. What is the oldest aeroplane that can still be flowm today and when was it built?
57158. How many vehicles are running in the world today?
57160. What is the average age of all the people in the world?
57162. Who was known as the "Saffron Caesar"?
57163. How did Colonel John Finnis meet his finis?
57164. What is the link between actor Woody Harrelson and President John F. Kennedy?
57165. Whereabouts on your body will you find the ophryon?
57166. What is an epilator?
57169. What transit system goes under San Francisco Bay?
57170. Before signing with Atlantic, Ryan Cabrera cut a full-length album using a block of studio time given to him as a birthday present from his brother. What is the name of that self-released album?
57171. What the devil is the logic behind Happy Slapping? From what I can understand, it's CHav with no two brain cells to rub together slapping innocent people on buses. Can anyone shed a little more light on these random acts of stupidity?
57172. I'm visiting the San Francisco Bay area. I'm riding BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) but want to visit San Jose, California. What station would I most likely exit?
57173. The San Francisco Bay area has a rapid transit system called BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit. What is Fresno Area Rapid Transit called in Fresno, California?
57174. Led Zeppelin's "Emigrant Song" was written after the band took a trip to where?
57175. What word is like "empathy" but instead of meaning the feeling of another person's pain, it means the feeling of another person's joy?
57176. What is "Dutch Miracle"? Does this term has multiple meanings?
57177. Which Victorian hero of several novels was shot by a sniper in the Boer War and who was the author's famous brother-in-law?
57180. Which animal can last the longest without water?
57181. Does anyone out there suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia and if so how do you pronounce it?
57182. Does anyone know the average height and weight for males and females in the UK and America?
57183. What does it mean when someone calls you "Emo"?
57184. How did the superstition of Friday the 13th start?
57186. On the reverse of the 2005 California commemorative US quarter there is a picture of a rustic looking man named "John Muir" walking in Yosemite Valley while a large bird of prey flies overhead. Who is this man?
57187. On which real person's eyes are those of Yoda in the Star Wars films based?
57188. According to a recent survey, which group of workers were found to work harder while listening to rock and roll?
57189. How many people died in World War II, and how many were civilians?
57190. What is the real meaning behind the popular children's song "Ring Around the Rosie"?
57191. What is the name of the street where everything rolls uphill, water, stones, and everything?
57192. At the Battle of Stalingrad a new ruthless stavka order was enforced, where if soldiers retreated they would be shot (it was a bit more extensive than my condensed version) but how many were actually killed by their own soldiers at the Battle of Stanlingrad only?
57193. What did Henry Ford develop in 1913?
57194. Why does the EEG Geodesic Sensor Net cover the cheeks when you wear them? I mean, there isn't any reason for electrodes to be there because the brain is not there. Unless we have neurons on our cheeks?
57196. In the last ever Friends when Rachel was on the plane leaving for Paris where was her daughter Emma?
57197. In Australia is the time exactly the same in the whole country?
57198. Which is the second highest island in United States?
57199. What does a Jedborough Axe look like?
57200. The pitcher used in Christian purification ceremonies has a name. What is it?
57201. Who will be painting the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth for her 80th birthday?
57202. The game of Bridge, what is the combination of the best and third best cards of a suit called?
57203. How do you pronounce the name of the Swiss artist Paul Klee?
57204. On which populated spot will you first be able to experience the start of a new day?
57205. Who was the first person to wear braces?
57206. Have there been events that have cost the lives of more than half the population of a country?
57207. Russia (then USSR) seized the four south Kuril Islands from Japan at the close of WWII. Has this seizure been acknowledged by the international society?
57208. Specifically, what is a calorie - and, how does it correspond to weight gain?
57209. Why do people's arms move back and forth when they walk?
57212. Under UK VAT law which of the following items are zero-rated and why: spaghetti bolognese, gazpacho soup, a toasted cheese sandwich, magic mushrooms?
57215. A popular series lasting from 1929 to 1939 inspired the titles of two other series made in the same genre by Warner Brothers and another by MGM. What were the names of all four series?
57216. Does anyone know if any other animals (with supporting evidence) besides dogs, cats and primates can be housebroken?
57218. Since JoeZhou was asking about the first person to wear oral braces, I thought I'd ask this. Who was the first person to wear a back brace, and who famously wore a back brace during their 15 minutes of fame?
57221. What is cargo deliberately thrown overboard from a sinking ship called? General Average Sacrifice?
57223. The Outlet Mall of Gurney, Illinois, was the first place in the world to open one of these not quite perfect stores earlier this month. What store was it?
57224. On American Idol a few weeks ago Anthony sang "If You Don't Know Me By Know." Who originally sang it?
57226. If I were to eighty-six my lading using a serum of the efflorescnece of the genus Cephealis, then what would I be doing and what with?
57227. During the mid eighties, there were fears of an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease during the taping of a TV show. Which show, and what actually caused the concern?
57228. Female human ones are best and it takes about two weeks to train them to walk which is done using silk. What am I referring to, what else can they do and could I still see such acts anywhere?
57229. Which well-known accountant knight of the Royal Order of St Olav by the King of Norway in 1940?
57230. Why does the last piece of ice always stick to the bottom of the cup?
57231. How many pages must a book have according to UNESCO's 1950 defintion?
57233. Who invented radium?
57234. In the book Great Expectations, who was the main character?
57235. How many entries in the Webster 1996 edition were incorrect?
57236. How would a body temperature of 40 C (104 F) effect an average person?
57238. How high is Mount Snowdon in Wales?
57239. Who played General Graycliffe in the 1985 film “D.A.R.Y.L.”?
57240. What event took place today in Hong Kong that last took place 26 years ago?
57241. How many muscles do dogs have in their ears?
57242. Which knight reputedly threw his expensive cloak over a puddle so that Queen Elizabeth I could walk over it?
57243. ?School for young ladies? is the inaccurate description given to which unruly fictional school on their school sign?
57244. Which socialite and ?It? girl ran a boutique called Akademi ?
57245. As I got up for work the other day I noticed that both the sun and the moon were still visible in the sky. Is there a name for this phenomenon?
57246. When did the construction of SFO's international terminal started?
57247. What 15-letter word contains the letter 'E' five times and no other vowels?
57248. What and where is the highest elevation in the state of Florida?
57249. What do many people have in their homes that features a picture of a monk standing in an archway blowing a horn?
57250. In which countries does the government revenue service also raise a "church tax" or "tithe", which is then passed on to denominations participating in the scheme (less an administrative charge); and in which of these countries is the tax payable by all taxpayers who don't expressly opt out?
57251. What specifically do English shires, Gregorian chants, Persian satraps, Kandahar in Afghanistan, Sanssouci Palace and the Kremlin all have in common?
57252. Which common computing term ultimately derives from a story about Baron von Munchausen?
57253. When was the first song written and what was the name of the song?
57254. What does this mean in English: "Vulpem pilum mutare, non mores"?
57255. What is the difference between science and pseudoscience?
57256. What are the operating procedures to remove date stamp in Photoshop CS with clone tool?
57257. Who declared Camilla and Charles's wedding?
57258. Gianni Versace was shot outside a newspaper stand. Which young child blamed herself, because she didn't go with him to the stand? About a month later, she admitted herself to re-hab with anorexia?
57260. What does this mean in Chinese?
Ta you fenhongse xiao yanjing?
Wo you lanse xiao yanjing?
57261. Based on a Victoria Wood lyric, something about kissing parrots and psittacosis, I got thinking about Munchausen's syndrome. What exactly is it, and who is it named after?
57262. Is it true that the tempetaure of sun is reducing on daily basis and has reduced nearly 30% since 1950?
57263. This 10 letter word is the plural for a type of flowering tree, but here's the thing. The only vowel is the letter 'a'. What tree is it?
57264. During a war, what must a US citizen do to be recognized as a Conscientious Objector and not be required to fight?
57265. What is the name of Gwen Stefani's husband?
57266. In the Bible what lasted about 3,456,000 seconds?
57267. What was the only UK number 1 that featured a mother and her son as part of the group?
57268. What famous band once called Leonards Ledgers re-named themselves after two bluesmen named ____ Anderson and ____ Council?
57269. How did the color green come to symbolize envy?
57270. A certain nursery rhyme mentions 'fiddler's three' in one of the verses. Which real person is referred to in this rhyme and how is that person related to Roman Emperor Constantine?
57271. Which poet, essayist, playwright, critic, historian, theologian and mystery writer illustrated many of Hillaire Belloc's works?
57272. What was the longest filibuster in the history of the US Senate?
57273. What is the difference between a neutron star, a white dwarf, a brown dwarf, a red giant, a supernova?
57274. Has a multi-millionaire ever voluntarily downshifted to a full-time job with a low to minimum wage?
57275. Which head of state pleaded guilty to genocide and what was his sentence?
57276. The largest ship of any kind has a deadweight of?
57277. Which tennis player was referred to as the "Pride of Pampas": Steffi Graff, Gabriela Sabatini, Boris Becker or Mary Pierce?
57278. Arakan Yoma is the extension of the Himalayas located in which place from the following: Kashimr, Nepal, Myanmar or Baluchistan?
57279. What type of planning experimented between 1978 and 1980 in India: collective plan, annual plan, indicative plan or rolling plan?
57280. Who is the only Indian to have been awarded Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, and Bharat Ratna: Dr. Abdul Kalam, Lata Mangeshkar, or Satyajit Ray?
57281. What morbid coincidence occured at 12 Curzon Place, Mayfair, London?
57282. What are the different styles of clothing called?
57283. What percentage of Americans own a TV?
57284. Americans watch an average of how many hours of television a day?
57285. What is the longest win streak in Major League Baseball?
57286. What does the word 'ade' mean in lemonade and cherryade, etc.?
57287. Rob Thomas was born February 14, 1972, on an Army base in what city?
57288. What is a chav?
57289. What song features the lyric 'fingernails are nice'?
57290. What is 'interregnum'? It was on the Jeopardy Final Question. It has something to do with certain years, quite far apart. On Google, it ends up as a scientific name for some insect.
57291. I just started drumming a few months ago, and I was wondering if drummers can get arthritis from the way they hold their drumsticks? If they do, how old can the arthritis actually start occurring?
57293. What is the connection between Ben Corson and Roger Stoughton and riot control?
57294. Who, in literature, first said "Off with his head"?
57295. How many frowns does it take on average to create a permanent wrinkle?
57296. Which trade takes its name from a European city?
57297. Which famous rail system runs from Adelaide to the Northern Territory?
57299. Why were the first two evicted from the Australian Big Brother house, and who were they?
57300. Which two members of the winning Australian X_factor are brothers?
57301. Besides harmonica, can Robert Plant play any other instruments?
57302. What does America have only eight of?
57303. I went to see the new Star Wars movie, and came out with a case of "Sithilis". Will a shot of penicillin help me?
57304. Does smoking tobacco affect your "bad" cholesterol, and if so, how?
57305. In the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the round table, what was the name of the vacant seat, which could only be filled by the predestined finder of the Holly Grail?
57306. What was the name of the brother Bill Cosby often mentioned in his stand-up routines?
57307. Where does the custom of wearing a robe and a ridiculous hat with a tassel for graduation originate?
57308. Which rebellious MP's defence against his notorious leak lead to a 36 year career as a magazine columnist?
57309. What is the length of rope between the two ends called?
57310. What is a piece of land that borders a forest called?
57312. When will Sin City come to New Zealand and what rating will it be?
57313. Do dentists' drills do much damage if they touch the tongue or the sides of the mouth?
57314. Which military role call must have been very confusing prior to an historical invasion?
57315. Where would you have originally found Laughing Sal?
57316. Who provided the voice for Laughing Sal?
57317. I suspect many languages don't have punctuation marks at all but apart from subtle changes (like European style quotation marks) does any language use an entirely different system of punctuation marks to English?
57318. What do Atlanta, GA, Houston, TX, Shreveport, LA, and Miami, FL have in common? (The answer starts with a "B")
57319. How many mountains in the world are 8000 meters above sea level?
57320. Why we still use the terms "sun rises" and "sun sets" when we know that it is the Earth that rotates around the Sun?
57321. Fill in the blank.
We never change do we? No, no,
We never learned to bleed,
So I wanna live in a _______ house,
Making more friends would be easy.
57322. When did it become standard practice to write Romanian in Roman characters (with diacritical signs) instead of Cyrllic characters (or a mixture of both)?
57323. What is the most valuable trophy in all sports in the United States, and approximately how much is it worth?
57325. How could the Earth's seas have ever been a hot primordial soup of complex chemicals when high temperatures tend to break down such chemicals?
57326. In which recent contest did a son of Jamaican parents triumph over a daughter of Kashmiri parents?
57327. Why do birds fly in a V formation?
57328. Which famous historical character is often disbelieved because he neglected to mention writing, tea, feet and a wall?
57329. These items are named after two ancient Babylonian kings and are overly extravagant in appearance. What are they, and who are the kings?
57330. How many dwarves accompany Bilbo Baggins on his journey?
57331. The character named Hiroto Honda in Japan is named what in the American version?
57332. How did dog bites in Brazil once indirectly lead to a number of deaths in Trinidad?
57334. Once there were over 1000 of these on the world but now there are less than ten. I do not know the answer and this is all the information I have been given so far about this trivia question
57336. In the sport of polo, how often do the teams change side?
57337. Was the actor who played President Palmer's aide Aaron in '24' also in 'Twin Peaks' and recently 'NCIS'? I think he was Scully's dad in 'The X-Files' too. It's driving me nuts.
57338. Which two famous characters in the world of dodgy trivia were invented by an author called Mr Reyburn?
57339. Was it ever illegal in the UK for unmarried heterosexual couples to share the same hotel room? If so, when did it become legal?
57340. Who were some famous people that were the Salutatorian of their graduating class?
57341. Around the turn of the 20th century, the author of a famous poem about an unusual example of the genus Bos produced a humorous, but useful, instructional manual for children. He is also credited with inventing a word with which all of us on this site are familiar. Who was the writer, what was the book, and what is the word? (Extra credit if you can quote the sequel to the famous verse.)
57342. On Drudge Report, it says that Google is worth 71 billion dollars, more than General Motors and Disney combined, but just where is that money coming from, I can clearly see GM selling cars to make money as well as Disney, but Google is just a website, I don't get it?
57343. Are there any people who gained fame in the 19th and 20th century without leaving us a portrait or photographic image to remember them by? [I mean fame rather than infamy so criminals like Jack the Ripper don't count.]
57344. What state is the city of Rupert in?
57345. Established 200 years ago in a European capital, at the instigation of a famed historical figure, it was apparently the first of its kind in the world. Still in operation, it now boasts a vast warehouse and a "cabinet of curiosities" that includes human skulls, a violin, a saber, a wooden leg, and wedding dresses. What is it and who gave the order for its founding?
57346. Following on from lanfranco's question, and because I had never heard of this word before today, what is a blurb?
57347. What is the name of the rattle whirled by children at Purim and is it related to the old football rattles that used to be whirled by fans at soccer matches?
57348. When having what remains of my hair cut I am usually asked what number of cut I want, "number one" being the shortest. Is this a standard scale and if so, who devised it?
57349. Where would you find the witch of November?
57350. What do Brooke Shields, Natalie Imbruglia, Twiggy and Ringo Starr have in common?
57351. What are women 10 times less likely to suffer from than men?
57352. Which war was the shortest in history?
57353. Is it possible to show the value of "pi" to
one million figures?
57354. Which 9 football clubs in the four Scottish and English senior divisions have names which include North, South, East or West in their title?
57355. What is the most famous brand of glue?
57357. In the song Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot, what would be the total number of times the church bells would have to have chimed?
57358. A literary question: what is the connection between a boy who refused to grow up and a woman who goaded her husband into murdering her?
57359. What type of horse is on the reverse side of Delaware's new quarter?
57360. What are the rules governing flag etiquette in the United States?
57361. When was the big bang and what else do you know about it?
57362. In the equation E=mc^2 (that's meant to say squared), what does the speed of light have anything to do with the energy in something?
57363. The late mystery novelist Josephine Tey's last and most famous book is called "The Daughter of Time." Who, exactly, is Time's daughter, and can you name a work by a great artist that illustrates the concept behind Tey's choice of title?
57364. Which UK football club, from the eight senior divisions in England and Scotland, has its name in the Bible?
57365. Where in the world does the sea travel furthest from low to high tide in a day?
57366. Where in Europe is a statue erected to commemorate an American story set in the town which most Americans have heard but the locals find rather silly?
57367. What is it that makes us feel a 'lump' in our throat when we cry?
57368. In World War II, what was the Operation name for the D-DAY landings of 1944 in Normandy?
57369. What is the difference between the New England Clam Chowder with the Manhattan Clam Chowder?
57370. At what school did Gavin DeGraw briefly study music?
57371. In the late 16th century, a European resident of a distant land wrote a treatise in which he explained how to construct a special type of building, where something could "repose peacefully" until the building's owner was ready to reclaim it. Who was the writer, what kind of building was he talking about, and on what did he base his principles of construction?
57372. Which single word has been the title of at least ten different songs to make the UK Top 40 singles chart?
57374. How old was Tatum O'Neal when she received the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the film "Paper Moon"?
57375. What is the name of king who was so afraid of assassination by poisoning, that he gave himself small doses of poison each day in the hope that he would naturally build up a resistance to poisons?
57376. Which old song connects Noah and his family, the trinity, symbols to keep evil spirits from entering the house, planets and people who had washed their feet at Cana?
57377. What is the greatest number of goals a football (soccer) team has been down before coming back to win?
57378. In a recent survey, what do 65% of those surveyed say happened to them last summer?
57379. Who was the voice of the taxi dispatcher in the movie "The Fifth Element"?
57380. Can anyone tell me the name of the baby in the film "Addams Family Values"?
57381. In adjusted dollars, who was the highest paid United States President?
57382. In "A Close Shave" what is the reg number of Wallace's motorbike?
57383. Why did some people have to talk about Bottoms after they lost their Beauty in the search for Truth?
57384. What is the name of the land of giants in the book `Gulliver`s Travels`?
57385. Is "arrangeable" a word?
57386. What occupation's members made flags in Colonial America?
57387. Does anyone have any other wierd sayings like "I'd give my eyeteeth for",or, "they were just milling around",etc, and is there a website to find the origins of such sayings?
57388. Soon after the death of the heir in World War I, a large English estate, with all of its appurtenances, was put up for auction. The much-anticipated bidding on Lot 15 proceeded slowly, but the item was finally knocked down for 6,600 pounds. Three years later, the successful bidder made a gift of his unusual acquisition. What was it?
57389. Born a humble herald's daughter, this woman became the sister-in-law of a great literary figure, the mother of a man who was implicated in a regicide, the direct ancestress of many kings and queens, including Elizabeth II, and the subject of a classic historical novel. Who was she?
57391. What instrument or combination of instruments most sound like the human voice?
57392. Who were the replicants in "Blade runner"
and why were they incredibly dangerous to
57393. Who was the first black artist to sing anthem at MLB allstar game?
57394. According to an astronomer Robert Peary was not the first to reach the North Pole in 1909.
Who, then, was?
57395. Name the four countries in which women are not allowed to vote.
57397. What is the fingering for an E-flat major contrary motion scale?
57398. In how many games, in which Michael Owen has scored for Réal Madrid, have Réal gone on to lose?
57399. What yogurt brand was the first to be sold in 6 packs?
57400. Why isn't Luke Skywalker in 'Revenge of the Sith'?
57401. In the late 18th century, a British jurist who had been studying native Indian law codes gave an address in Calcutta and offered an interesting hypothesis. Who was this man, and what did he suggest?
57402. The name of an 18th century politician became a byword for things done on the cheap but has since passed into the English language. What is the word?
57403. A 1970s movie famously had only one word of spoken dialogue at the end. What was the word?
57404. What are the names of Mother Theresa's parents?
57406. Why would a certain group of society be upset by pet food, hair tint, confectionery associated with a popular film from the seventies, and a type of beverage that some have been known to bathe in?
57407. This item was thought to be introduced in Britain solely to foil certain employees of this industry to stop robbing the public in order to gain a bigger tip. What is it and who was it named after?
57408. How does Jar Jar Binks get killed in the Star Wars universe? I know he doesn't die in the movie, but he dies during the period between Episode 3 and Episode 4, anyone know how he dies?
57409. What will be the new name of the South African capital from 2005?
57410. In what way does the wahhabi version of islam differ from the regular sunni version?
57411. Is the magnetic North Pole constantly changing, and where is it now?
57412. Rob Thomas helped form what band in Orlando in 1993 before leaving to form Matchbox Twenty?
57413. If all the ice on the Antarctica melted, how would this affect the sea level?
57414. How many teams from each pro soccer league make it to the UEFA Champions League each year?
57415. Which Norwegian teams participated in the 2004-05 Champions League, and how did they fare?
57416. In Star Wars: Episode 6 Return of the Jedi, there are things called Ewoks. But what other species were they meant to be originally?
57419. In 2003, 32 of these were found in a storage bin on Long Island, New York. Now, the experts are engaging in a very public dispute about them. What are they?
57420. In Star Wars what type of ship is the Millenium Falcon, what type of weaponery does it carry, and how fast did it make the Kessel run?
57421. Researchers in Pompeii at the moment are attempting to give visitors a taste of the ancient Roman diet. What pungent and once very popular condiment can the tourists sample -- if they have the nerve?
57422. Who has a German form of a well-known 19th century American dish named after him?
57424. What literary term, derived from a noun in a Romance language, can be applied to Benvenuto Cellini's "Autobiography," Laurence Sterne's "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy," and Saul Bellow's "The Adventures of Augie March"? (Give the noun, its meaning, and its original language, please.)
57425. Where will South Korea's capital be relocated to in 2007?
57426. Why can't LCD's display the maximum color range
that a CRT can?
57427. In the field of mathematics, the value of e, namely 2.718281828...Will the figure 1828 repeat over and over again for the remaining of that series?
57428. Is it true that Mark Hamill's (Luke Skywalker) son played a part in at least one of the movies in the prequel trilogy? If so what part did he have?
57429. What is the "Salad Cream Effect"?
57430. Which town or city in the UK had the first by-pass?
57431. Where is the Firth of Thames?
57432. In the rule of perm maintenace, is it true that are not supposed to wet your hair for at least twenty-four hours, at the risk of deactivating the amoniam tylotholate?
57433. What city and state Harvard Law School located in?
57434. Palau, as well as South Korea, are planning to move their capital. Where to, though?
57435. Which author, animal behaviourist and campaigner for animal welfare in abattoirs claims that her mental "disorder" has given her a special insight into the way mammals think?
57436. One example appears in the Bible, while others were used to improve defenses in ancient China and 15th-century French towns. England's first was held in 1567, with the approval of Elizabeth I, and in the 18th century, one helped establish a famous museum. What is this now-popular institution?
57437. What specifically connects a 1927 film starring Rin Tin Tin, a natural disaster movie starring Maximillian Schell, a thriller starring Myrna Loy, a 1953 sci-fi spoof starring a comedy duo and a film starring Greer Garson as a schoolteacher?
57438. A daughter of a nightclub singer and Iroquois
Indian, she has been an actress, a model, a cattle
runcher, and showboat owner. She is a writer.
Whom do I have in mind?
57439. What are the shortest speaking parts in Shakespeare's plays?
57440. What score do you have to make (at least) on your LSATs tests?
57441. If you were a Class 3 lawyer, would you want a client that is "malum in se" or "malum prohibitum"?
57442. What happens to spiders when you suck them up in the vacuum cleaner?
57443. Is the official spelling of this Mediterranean snack, Falafel or Felafel?
57444. What is the international licence plate code for
57445. Why is it that uninhabited islands like Bouvet Island (Norwegian) and Clipperton Island (French) have a separate national internet code?
57446. Western Sahara (Sahrawi Republic) is recognized as a state, although it is occupied by Morocco. What kind of national "emblems" does this state have? (Flag, stamps, bank notes/coins, licence plate code, internet code etc.)
57447. How many episodes of 'Friends' has Janice been in?
57448. I have often heard the invention of the internet being attributed to Al Gore, but on what basis has this claim been perceived?
57449. Who (notably) 'forgot Goschen'?
57450. Who is Dwight Eisenhower's grandaughter?
57451. When do Malta and Cyprus go onto the Euro?
57452. Competition is an ancient topos in the history of art. In one of the earliest stories we know of, two artists vied to see who could produce a painting that most effectively embodied a certain quality. One decisively trumped the other. Who were these artists, and what did they paint?
57453. What percentage of NBA teams are able to rebound from a 3-1 deficit in a seven game series and win?
57454. In Egypt it was leather, but in China gold. Much later in France, it was glass (or maybe fur), and later still, in Germany, it was gold again. What is it?
57455. What is the connection between a medieval torture implement and a word used to describe a female body form or "shape"?
57456. This made-up word was once famously used to describe an act of nature whereby symbolizing the falling out of a notably well known couple. What is the word, and who was the author?
57457. She is an actress, singer, and born in the Bronx, who is she?
57458. Given the height and the width when flat is there a formula that will tell me the maximum volume a crisp packet can hold or is more info needed?
57460. Which pop artist created a hip song and a new dance?
57461. What character in a British TV show was never played by the same person more than three times?
57462. What three US states get hit by the most hurricanes?
57463. What is the largest known asteroid in the main asteroid belt?
57464. When and where did the first fish and chip shop open in England and when did fish and chip shops become widespread in Britain?
57465. In what year did it become compulsory to wear seat belts in the front seat of a car?
57469. During the Beatles early years in Hamburg, they were struggling to exist, so much so that they resorted to stealing socks from a local shop. What was the name of the shop?
57470. George Harrison was deported from Germany during the Beatles early days as he was breaking immigration rules by working under age. Later Paul McCartney and Pete Best were also deported for committing arson. What was the object that they lit in the cinema?
57471. How long does it take to get to London from Leeds by car?
57472. What band didn't play at Woodstock when one member failed to show up?
57473. Described by a Syrian writing in Greek, this vanished work intrigued people for centuries. In the 15th century, a prominent Florentine urged that it be recreated, and before the century ended, someone tried. What was the original, who recreated it, and upon whose suggestion was he acting?
57474. Who made the "dismal science" look more fun with a watery computer but more famously gave his name to a graph?
57475. In which year did James Ulmer draw up the first of his annual Hollywood Hot Lists and which actors have been at the top of the list?
57476. "Deep Throat" - the secret Watergate source recently revealed, from where did this name come from?
57477. Has anyone here heard of runic or am I the oddball out?
57478. What does this sentence mean? (e.g. translate into normal English) "...statutes establishing the minimum drinking age at a higher level than the age of majority are not arbitrary because they substantially further the appropriate governmental purpose of improving highway safety, and thus are constitutional."
57479. Dum spiro spero. What does it mean?
57480. Once I have mastered the hand, the card, the hop, the sweep and the zig-zag, I should be able to learn about other techniques more quickly. Why?
57481. Who famously asked her husband why he didn't write books that people could read?
57482. They were found by a tourist scuba diving in the early seventies, and have been classified as one of the most magnificent archaeological discoveries to date. Dated at around 2500 years old, and possibly abandoned by a ship maybe 200 years after creation of these items. What are they, who made them and where are they currently displayed?
57483. Is there a rule that determines whether or not a certain food need to be stored with refrigeration or without refrigeration, like bread doesn't have to be refrigerated, but milk does?
57484. Who invented the Frisbie and when?
57486. Is it known what Samuel Johnson meant when he said, "Patriotism is the first refuge of a scoundrel"? Did he mean demagoguery?
57487. What is the international licence plate code for Democratic Republic Congo (Kongo-Kinshasa)?
57488. Do all British Overseas territories have their own official international licence plate code?
57489. Is the international licence plate code for Nigeria still WAN or has it changed to NGR?
57490. Does Zanzibar still use the international licence plate code EAZ? And what about Pemba?
57491. What is the connection between a Venetian explorer and Pulitzer Prize winner Barabara Tuchman and the number 42000?
57492. What is the definition of indie music?
57493. What action should be taken against low blood pressure?
57494. Why is the album "Original Pirate Material" by The Streets called folklore?
57495. Who holds the all-time Major League Baseball career record for grand slams?
57496. Who is the Honorary Chairman of the People to People Student Ambassador Programs?
57497. What letter is designated for the United States on aircraft tail numbers?
57498. In the Bible, who cut Samuel's hair?
57499. An accidentally-created version of this beverage might have been mankind's first experience of being "in one's cups." Much later, certain women consumed it in the hope of influencing the sex of a child, and a romantic tradition was born. Today, there are fewer than 60 producers of this liquid worldwide, though its base remains quite popular. What is it?