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Questions From Jun 27 05
58001. What comes next? Up, down, top, bottom, charmed...
58002. The moon is moving away from the earth very very slowly... Nowdays, a total solar eclipse appears as if the moon and the sun were the same size. Was there any time in mankind's history when that wasn't true?
58003. At one stage two literary personalities loathed each other so much that one of them openly attacked the other in one of his novels. What was the novel, who were the esteemed authors, and what was the offending statement?
58004. This dish was once used as a way of hiding other contraband food items. Although one can be fooled by the colour not really matching its name, it was actually named after the people who originally created it. What is it, and who enjoyed the forbidden nosh?
58005. What weapon did Adolf Hitler use to kill himself?
58006. How would you connect Rubeus Hagrid and Farmer Maggot?
58007. Who was the Manassa Mauler?
58008. Also called Afrikaners, who were the Dutch settlers in South Africa repeatedly driven inland by British settlers?
58009. In 1929, what city replaced Calcutta as the capital of India?
58010. In what epic poem about the rebellion and fall of Satan does John Milton state his aim as to "justify the ways of God to men"?
58011. In the week between Hitler's suicide and the official surrender of the Nazis to the allied forces, who was the acting Führer in Germany?
58012. Shakespeare and Dickens are the world's most frequently cited authors, but who is the most cited non-British writer?
58013. Which Tasmanian's part in an historic world first was somewhat eclipsed by the achievement of his associate two year's later?
58014. Why does McDonalds call their pancakes 'hotcakes'?
58016. Dennis Rodman played for the Pistons, Bulls, Lakers, Mavericks and Spurs. How many of those teams did he win a rebounding title with?
58017. What does a mitten, hand and a tropcial climate have in common?
58018. Who is the black man on the flags of Corsica and Sardinia?
58019. The Danish flag is supposed to be the oldest original national flag. Which is the second oldest?
58020. Why did Georgia recently change its flag, and what is the symbolic meaning of the new flag?
58021. The number of original members of the EU is 6, the present number of members (as of 2005) is 25. Why, then, does the EU flag have 12 stars?
58022. Did Hitler have a plan for who would replace him as Fuhrer?
58023. Who wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?
58024. What is an English word that has two H's in a row?
58025. When first released in the late 1970's, this album spent more than 200 weeks in the UK album charts. Recently rereleased it re-entered the charts in the top 10. Name the album.
58026. Which nation in the world, in spite of its small proportion of the world's population, has got the most Nobel Prizes relative to its small size?
58027. Which capital city in the world has 167 letters in its full formal official name?
58028. What connects a 1991 film about a sophisticated, cash-poor couple in London; a 2001 film about a composer's wife set in turn-of-the century Vienna; a film based on a successful novel, set in Paris, and concerned with the ending of a marriage; and a remake of a classic 1968 film with a famous theme song?
58029. What is the rule for using a or an before a word, for example, is it correct to say "An homage to the movie Lord of the Rings"?
58030. Why, when refering to the Axis, do people mention only Germany, Italy, and Japan, when there were many other countries actively fighting on their side?
58032. Who was the last US soldier executed for the crime of desertion?
58033. Who was the last pitcher not named Nolan Ryan to hold the all-time major league strikeout record, (i.e. there is a pitcher who, after surpassing Walter Johnson's strikeout number, was at times ahead of Ryan)?
58034. What is the most northern city in the world with
a population over 4 million?
58035. It is believed that more Christians died in the Circus Maximus than in the Colosseum. Anybody got any information as to why that might be?
58036. Who is the current president of Iraq?
58037. Who invented the toilet?
58039. When she was arrested, Schapelle Corby had how much marijuana in what type of bag?
58040. How long was Douglas Wood held captive in Irag?
58041. What is the the longest official placename in the United Kingdom?
58042. A young writer's only novel was originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. What was the book and who was the author?
58043. Why, in tennis, do they use such a confusing scoring system?
58044. Who were the Fates ?
58047. Where was the TV invented?
58048. Where does the word Chauvinism come from?
58049. What is rapper Slim Thug's birth name?
58051. From where did the Irish rock group U2 get their name?
58052. In the Eurovision Song Contest, what is the maximum and minumum length of the songs that are allowed to be entered?
58053. According to a recent article, based on a 1997 study, of the total number of slaves taken from Africa between 1450 and 1870 and sent to either Europe or the New World, less than 5% were transported to the U.S. and British North America. Over 35% ended up in a region that is today a single country. What is that country? (Remember: we're talking about the Atlantic trade only.)
58054. Work on which famous unsolved mathematical problem revealed that Intel had a problem of their own?
58055. Where is the world's only elliptical boundary between two countries?
58056. From earliest to latest, what are the names of all the different Dance Dance Revolution machines since its release?
58057. What are the main components of a simple DC motor and what is the function of each?
58058. Why does a simple DC motor turn and what keeps it turning?
58060. In the Shakespearean sonnet, what "seasonal" question precedes "thou are more lovely and more temperate"?
58061. What was the name of the oil tanker that caused an environmental disaster after striking a reef between Cornwall and the Scilly Isles in March 1967?
58062. How many mosques are there in Iraq?
58063. How many suicides are recounted in the Bible?
58064. Amongst the many so-called origins of it, a guy claims he named it after a movie star who doesn't go by her birth name. Another person shonkily (is that a word?!) took credit for it by translating a type of flower in Spanish to get the name. What is it?
58065. If I am correct, I believe Pulp Fiction holds the records for most profanity using the F word many times, however which movies holds the record for most making out scenes, and I am talking about the general Hollywood mainstream PG-13 R movies you would see in theaters?
58066. Can anyone please translate these ten song titles: 'Chacun Pense é Soi', 'Brujeriá', 'Forogj Világ', 'Tout De Moi', 'Zauvijek Moja', 'Le Grand Soir', 'La Mirada Interior', 'Y Así', 'Boonika Bate Doba', 'Czarna Dziewczyna'?
58067. What is Marco Polo?
58068. Please identify Fraddi - any ideas?
58069. In the movie 'Harold and Maude,' Maude lived in a trailer near what city, near what bridge and what highway number?
58070. Who was advised to inflate shoes before crossing the water and follow the yellow rubber line?
58071. Who said "One of the flayrods has apparently gotten out of skew on the treadle"?
58072. Who sang the theme song of Happy Days?
58073. Who introduced Baseball, a game that is a simplified version of Rounders, a game played by young girls in the Primary Schools of the UK, and introduced it to America? Why did it become so popular?
58074. This elegant little building, located in an ancient sanctuary, boasted sculptures depicting the Trojan War, a fight between Apollo and Heracles for a certain treasure, and a Gigantomachy -- a battle between the Gods and the Giants. What is this structure, where is it located, when was it built, and why?
58075. Is Weird Al Yankovic's real name Al Yankovic?
58076. Which little remembered scientist spoke twenty languages, convinced the Catholic church that the Sun was a ball of fire, showed that disease is caused by microorganisms, discovered the cause of bioluminescence and much more and what was the rather cruel musical instrument that he devised?
58077. What is the meaning of the 7-pointed star?
58078. Where was Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung born?
58079. In 1995, a National Leaguer became the only player in the 20th century to pitch both left-handed and right-handed in the same game (and, I'm sure, in the same career). Who is he?
58080. Whether he discovered oxygen or not, what Frenchman is credited with giving oxygen its name?
58081. What was the ruling house of France from the late 1500s to the French Revolution, including Louis XIV?
58082. What two kingdoms in central Asia are bordered by China to the north, and India to the west, south and east?
58083. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, what city is one of the world's busiest ports?
58084. What is the Double Canfield?
58085. Why is the name Richard abbreviated to Dick and where did this originate?
58086. Which god or goddess of Indian mythology rides a water buffalo?
58088. Which was the first company to manufacture and sell the CD-ROM?
58089. How many road films were made by Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour?
58090. Who was the Democratic presidential candidate in last year's US election?
58091. Who was the first Roman Emperor?
58092. Who was the last chief hangman in Britain?
58093. What is the historical reason that drivers in the UK drive on the left side of the road?
58094. What is the common bond with sausage, apes/monkeys, golf, chain, phone and the TV show "Ironsides"?
58097. Known for a couple of novels depicting the Deep South of America, this writer, at one stage refused to swear allegiance to his King, and is probably better well known to people by his name featuring on fine dining menus. Who is it?
58098. What is said to be unusual about Renaissance paintings depicting the Last Supper?
58099. Who was the first artist Frank Sinatra signed to his Reprise Record label? Dean Martin? Nancy Sinatra?
58100. Besides the British Royal family, who is the only living person to be (or about to be) depicted on currency?
58102. Hugh Selwyn Mauberley is an Ezra Pound poem. A Canadian writer used Mauberley as the narrator of a novel in which fascism and the Duke of Windsor figure prominently. Who was the writer and what is the novel?
58104. What is the largest airport in the world and what is its official name?
58105. What is the capital of India?
58106. Did ancient Macedonians take part in the Olympic Games?
58107. What did Persephone eat while she was in the underworld ruled by Hades?
58108. After gaining its independence in 1991, it has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics?
58109. In Norse mythology, who killed Odin at Ragnorok?
58110. What is the ridge between the wing and breastbone on a bird called?
58115. Prior to his 1997 election Tony Blair was spotted on which UK soap set?
58116. Who the was first woman doctor of the British Isles?
58117. Which is the oldest football club in England, Sheffield or Notts County?
58118. What is the linguistic origin of the term "Yekke"?
58119. Where was the first movie put on screen?
58120. Where was the first subway in the world put to action?
58121. What is the reason that the head of Churchill's statue in London is electrified?
58122. Where is the longest paved road in the world and what is its length?
58123. What is the longest album title ever given to an LP?
58124. In the history of the New York Yankees baseball team there was only one set of co-captains. Who were they and what year?
58125. According to the Ramayana of Indian mythology,
who is the father of Hanuman?
58126. The equivalent of how many US dollars does the average EU cow earn daily in subsidies and what proportion of the world's people are thought to have daily earnings more than that?
58128. A chemistry book advertised on Amazon claims to have an experiment where fireworks are ignited by ice. Does anyone know what chemicals might be involved and how this experiment might work?
58129. What actor declined the role of Col. Nathan R. Jessup before it was offered to Jack Nicholson?
58130. Has there ever been a Wimbledon Tennis Tournament where it never rained once for the whole two week duration?
58131. Who is the author of "There's a Hippie on the Highway"?
58132. Besides domesticated and wild, what other types of animals are there?
58133. On which British dependency was the potato the main currency?
58134. Who is the only American whose bust is displayed in Westminster Abbey?
58135. Which US presidents were married twice?
58136. In the game Pool, the British use the term "side" for putting spin on the ball. The Americans call this shot "English". Where did this terminology originate and why the word "English"?
58137. Who was the first prima ballerina assoluta of
the Maryinsky Ballet in Russia in 1895?
58138. What company conducted the first TV ratings Sweeps month in 1961?
58139. What is "Funiculi-Funicula" all about and which famous Italian has performed it alongside which famous Scandinavian pop group?
58140. Prior to the American Revolution, to whom did the colonists owe their loyalty?
58141. Who was the first to sign the U.S. Declaration of Independence?
58142. U.S. history- When did the first Continental Congress meet?
58143. When was the United States flag first authorized by congress?
58144. What nutritional value, if any, are found in oysters?
58145. Does anybody know the brand name of the sunglasses Bono was wearing at the Live 8 concert, of July 2005?
58146. How many states of the USA still allow using your cell phone while driving?
58147. What was one of the plans of Sweden in the
58148. What three important documents where produced in the Pennsylvania State House which is now known as Independence Hall?
58149. In 181 AD Roman and Chinese historians recorded in their handwritings that the skies turned out to be unusually red. What event took place?
58150. How did Bulgaria get its name?
58151. What is the difference when foods are listed as having "whole grain" as opposed to "whole wheat"?
58152. How many times thicker is human blood than water?
58153. On this July 4th, an example of good relations between the U.S. and the U.K.: in the early 1870's, following a disaster, Queen Victoria and other English citizens did something generous for an American city. Their gesture resulted in the establishment of a major cultural institution that is still in use. What is it?
58154. Which character did Tom Cruise portray in the film "Born on the Fourth of July"?
58155. Which parallel divides Canada from the US, and which parallel divides North from South Korea?
58156. What is the name of the dancer that carries information during the singing quiz segment of the long lasting Philippine hit show "Eat Bulaga"?
58157. What did Anthony and Makosi supposedly do in the past 24 hours to make their mothers the talk of the street?
58158. I know if you ate a steak completely uncooked and raw, there is a difference than if you ate it well cooked, however, if I eat a slice of whole wheat bread straight from the bag, is there a difference in nutritional value, if I put it in the toaster first and then ate it?
58159. Did any Jews compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics?
58160. Does anybody know the name of this song: "Slap dash slap dash all day long, up against a brick wall slap dash all day long, in an out the corner around the johnie corner, slap dash slap dash all day long"?
58161. Which former European vehicle manufacturer shared its name with a venereal disease?
58162. What do Scoop Jackson, Walter Johnson, Goose Goslin and Warren Magnuson have in common?
58163. Which single word in Latin or Ancient Greek has had the most English words derive from it?
58164. Hoping someone can answer my Q. Is Patricia Cornwell related to Bernard Cornwell? Both are authors.
58165. What is the origin of the phrase "Don't rest on your laurels"?
58166. What is unique about 'spelt' bread?
58168. Known for being controversial and outspoken, especially concerning the Vietnam War, this academic once wrote a book about inconsistancies involving a prominent US murder case. Incidently, one of his last works was written whilst in jail, and he is well known for associating religion alongside superstition. Who is it, and how is he connected to barber shops?
58169. What was the name of the character Jean-Claude Van Damme potrayed for his guest appearence in
the series "Friends"?
58170. What three US states contain nearly half of the US Native American population?
58171. The other day they picked blueberries on "Little House on the Prairie." What species must they have been (common name will do)?
58172. A previously-unknown work by a major master has recently been discovered, but its owner will never be able to exhibit it, except indirectly. What is it?
58174. Why don't the Mars rovers take pictures of the Martian sky and landscape at night? Is it because their solar panels can't store energy so they can only take pictures in the day time?
58176. Who holds the American record for hot dog consumption at Nathan's annual contest?
58177. Are all the children of the character of Ray Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond" related?
58179. What was the last totally instrumental song to reach number one?
58180. Created in the 18th century and given as a gift to a great ruler, it was reclaimed by compatriots of the original owner and moved during World War II. Then it disappeared. What is this still-missing work of art that was once called "the eighth wonder of the world"?
58181. What does TOEFL stand for?
58182. When did the US and Great Britain first exchange ambassadors and who served in these roles?
58184. Supposedly named after a state govenor, there is some confusion with the word itself as to what was actually named after him, an edible treat or a piece of clothing? However, etymology experts seem to link the govenor with the treat. What are they and who were they both named after?
58185. In the most widely read version of the story this character is unnamed but the traditional name appears in subsequent art and is the title of a play written centuries later. The character does a performance whose most famous form is in an opera based on the play and there are also at least three films of the story. Who is the character, the playwright, the composer and what is the performance?
58187. How did Andelucia, a region in Spain, get its name?
58188. What is the meaning of the country's name Ethiopia? In what language?
58189. It's a habit to say "Bless you" after someone sneezes. Where did this habit come from?
58190. Where will the 2012 Olympics be held?
58192. Who is the oldest hobbit?
58193. In the Dragonlance Chronicles, what are the colors of the metalic dragons?
58194. Where was the place the Gothic nation originated from?
58196. Name four songs released by popular artists that have one word - female named titles that begin with an "R." Also give artist. (Example: Amanda - Boston )?
58197. How are Queen Elizabeth the first of England and Queen Isabel connected?
58198. It has recently been remarked that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York finally has its "Mona Lisa." What is this spectacular acquisition?
58199. Trained as a goldsmith and then a woodcarver, this Florentine, whose surname was derived from his father's profession, finally received instruction from an eccentric painter who recognized his skills. Eventually, he came to be admired as an artist who never made mistakes, though his apparently unfortunate marriage was described by a famous biographer and was the theme of a 19th-century poem. Who was he (and what does his surname mean)?
58200. What is the background information on Jon Cryer from "Two and a Half Men"? Was he on any other television show? Does he have theatrical parents?
58201. What is Saint Lucy of Syracuse's Patronage?
58202. How many copies of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist, and are any in private collections?
58203. What is the most world records held by a single person in different categories?
58205. After athletics, in which sport have the UK won most Olympic golds?
58206. What causes nosebleeds?
58207. How many countries will participate in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing?
58208. What is the most number of times that a particular person has climbed Mount Everest?
58209. Has anyone ever hit a home run out of
58210. Why are sardines available only in cans, not fresh in a fish market?
58211. Why must we push both the 'Record' and 'Play' switches to record on an audio tape recorder, and only the 'Record' on the VCR?
58212. How did Saint Agatha die?
58213. What was Martin Luther's opinion of the Jews?
58214. In honor of the victims of today's criminal tragedy in London: on what date did the "Metropolitan Railway" begin its operations, and between what stations did the first section run?
58215. This poet was once a tutor to an Emperor's son. After his student was murdered he retired, and he began writing about the production of a well known aphrodisiac. However, he is more affiliated with something else that is named after him, and the place he settled to retire. Who is it, and where did he retire to?
58216. There is a legendary paradox that involves a Greek warrior and a tortoise. Who is this mathematical paradox attributed to, and how can it be alternatively described using a lamp switch?
58218. Why does your voice sound higher and funny when you inhale helium?
58219. How many times a day is the average Londoner caught on CCTV cameras?
58220. Which famous London landmark was completed just after 14 people had a very unusual dining session on it?
58221. In reference to pitching stats in baseball, what does LIPS stand for?
58222. How did V.C. Andrews, author of "Flowers in the Attic" and "My Sweet Audrina" die?
58223. Which nation calls itself in its own native language "People"? There are two cases.
58224. What is the most ancient city in the world confirmed by archaeological findings?
58225. Why do people look up when thinking?
58226. Who formulated calculus?
58227. What is the difference between an Introduction, a Foreword, and a Preface of a book?
58229. Why is the skin around our finger knuckles wrinkled when the skin covering our knees is not?
58230. Who created a Pontiac salesman named Harry LeSabre?
58231. What is the famous quotation which appears on one side of the British 2£ coin?
58232. Why do pennies and nickels have smooth edges and all other US coins have serrated edges?
58233. What word describes a surname that is an occupation of a person? (ex. named Cook and works as a cook)
58234. Why does a candle smell like it's burning after you blow it out?
58235. Does somebody know the meaning of the name Franketahl?
58236. Why don't buses have seatbelts?
58237. What is the highest located city in the world?
58238. The London Underground functioned as a series of bomb shelters during the Blitz of World War II. What artist, better-known in another medium, recorded this phenomenon in drawings, even as his own studio was damaged by a German raid? (An illustration would be appreciated.)
58240. How high above the equator does one have to be to see both of the poles?
58241. What is Electronic Media?
58242. Which line of latitude and which line of longitude pass through the greatest number of countries?
58244. If I wished to produce every frequency of electromagnetic radiation from extra low frequency waves through visible light up to gamma rays, what is the minimum amount of equipment I would need?
58246. What single event in NYC produced the most tons of garbage?
58247. Who has a famous commemorative swimming pool built in their honour in an Australian suburb called Malvern?
58248. Why aren't cashews ever sold in their shells?
58249. In Tim McGraw's song "Everybody Hates Me" what does an 's.o.b' stand for?
58250. What does the name Pele (as in the Brazilian football legend) actually mean?
Is there a Portuguese meaning at all?
58251. Dave Foley, of "Kids In The Hall" TV fame, has two sons with former wife Tabitha Southey. Why do those sons have their mother's surname instead of his?
58253. One of her country's best-known authors (within and outside of her native land), she has been described as both a feminist and a "terrible flirt." Among the men she captivated was a lawyer and poet with a musical nickname who produced a work of verse that became even more famous than the author's books. Who was the lady writer, who was her suitor, and for what is each best known?
58254. About how many panda bears are left in the world?
58255. Which humour is most likely to be secreted as a result of eye piercing?
58256. Which fruits are in Juicy Fruit chewing gum?
58257. What is the capital of Tokelau Islands?
58258. What is the capital of Turks and Caicos Islands?
58259. Are both Swedish and Finnish official languages of Sweden?
58260. Has the capital of Malaysia changed from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya?
58261. This creature is the fastest in the world. What is it, and what is its approximate top speed?
58262. In which British sitcom do Lala and Po appear as part of a wedding ceremony and the best man forgets the wedding ring and the bride ends up wearing a hula hoop instead?
58263. This weekend, Tiger Woods will attempt to win his second-ever British Open title. In which year did he win the event for the first time?
58264. Do all planets rotate anticlockwise or are there others that rotate clockwise as well?
58265. Do all galaxies have same planes in which they move or that some move on horizontal, some on vertical and others on tilted (diagonal) planes?
58266. Why do flowers smell stronger in the late evening?
58267. How do Arab women remain comfortable wearing burkas in the humid climate of Arabia?
58268. Can you solve the following Dingbat
Can you help?
58269. Has it been proven conclusively that schizophrenia is hereditary? If so, can it be passed from parent to child or does it skip generations?
58270. Name all the main characters in "The Magic Roundabout" and what type of creatures they were?
58271. What is it called when an animal can use its tail to hang from a tree branch, and what animals have this ability?
58272. The male and female of many bird species are different colors. Name the few mammal species that possess the same characteristic?
58273. What species of snake is the world's largest?
58274. Which country's citizens have relatively the same DNA?
58275. P.T. Barnum supposedly said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time." Who, however, said, "You can fool too many of the people too much of the time"?
58276. Which of the world's lakes is said to "breathe" and what causes this odd phenomenon?
58277. Is it true that Erle Stanley Gardener has sold more books than Agatha Christie?
58278. Whom did Subhash Chandra Bose marry and how many kids did he have?
58280. We have all seen the signs 'All Major Credit Cards Accepted', what are 'Minor' credit cards?
58281. If the Earth stopped spinning then adjusted to an anti-clockwise rotation would time then go backwards?
58282. If I purchased something and the total cost was $117.15 including tax, what would I multiply $117.15 by to see how much I paid in sales tax, if the sales tax was .065% (6 1/2 percent)?
58283. Why is the former Portuguese colony Mozambique a member of the British Commonwealth?
58284. Which independent countries in addition to the US have the US dollar as its official currency?
58285. Catholic football fans in Glasgow prefer Celtic and Protestants prefer Rangers. Does the same apply to the rival Edinburgh clubs Hearts and Hibernian?
58286. Which nation is credited with inventing the sundial, and is there any one person actually credited with its invention?
58287. Who said, "Time is the fire in which we all burn"?
58288. What American Fun Summer treat turned 40 years old today?
58289. What month and day did the Battle of Stalingrad begin?
58290. This composer once won a major award that had never been presented to an American composer previously. One of his works, however, was described by a critic as resembling "dying moans of a bovine." Who is this composer and what was interesting about his untimely demise?
58291. A South American hotel once displayed a mural by a well known artist that depicted an historian holding an open book which displayed a phrase that upset the community. This ruckus prevented the hotel from being blessed from the Archbishop. Who was the artist and what were the troublesome words painted on that page?
58292. In 1812, a famed military leader sent to certain bureaucrats a dryly ironic letter concerning some missing money and some raspberry jam. Who was this gentleman, and what was the point of his missive?
58293. Is Tom Cruise's business partner Paula Wagner a Scientolgist, too?
58294. Why are the letters 'Q' and 'Z' missing from the telephone buttons?
58295. I understand the baseball All-Star games are planned years in advance, but how does Major League Baseball determine which cities will host the game?
58296. Why do open-air sandles cause feet to stink more than those in enclosed shoes?
58298. The star who played the title role of which TV series was said to have needed peanut butter to make him "speak"?
58299. In 1997, Alexander Lebed famously announced that a hundred of these were missing. What were they and how heavy was one of them?
58300. Why do owners or handlers use the word 'Sic!' to instruct a dog to 'Get Him'?
58302. What are you hearing when you shake a burned-out light bulb?
58303. "The record's stuck, the record's stuck, the record's stuck," began one of how many sides of what album?
58304. Which countries have identical flags?
58305. July 13 is the anniversary of a grisly event that inspired one of the world's great paintings. What was it, and who executed the work of art? (Please give a site with an illustration.)
58306. Why do Scotland issue their own bank notes?
58307. Can anyone provide me with a site which gives the names of the people or teams who have won in the Japanese game-show 'Masquerade'?
58308. What solo artist took more than twenty years to have a number one hit?
58309. This Harvard graduate and largely self-taught artist was best-known for his macabre illustrations for weird stories and poems with Victorian/Edwardian settings. Publishing under his own name, but also a couple of anagrammatic pseudonyms, he acquired a measure of fame in middle age when he designed the set for an eerie Broadway play and the titles for a certain U.S. television series with strong British connections. Who was he and can you give one of his pseudonyms?
58310. I just read in an article that there are 1.6 million Muslims in Great Britain. This sounds like a lot, but maybe it is not. How many Muslims are in the United States?
58312. Who fired the "the shot heard round the world"?
58313. From the new "Phantom of the Opera" movie which actress plays Rita Skeeter in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"?
58315. Why does Wendy's have square hamburgers?
58316. What differences exist between toffee and caramels?
58317. Pop Culture guru David Feldman, NYC author of "Imponderables." One title is, "Why don't Cats like to Swim."
How many books sold world wide?
58318. Which species is said to have killed, usually by liver or kidney failure, about one third of people who eat them, including one pope. What is the species and which was the pope?
58319. What is so unique about an American family of four nicknamed the 'Chipsons' ?
58320. From which body of water are most number of fish caught annually?
58321. Whilst imprisoned this author wrote numerous controversial works. His religious beliefs were non-existant and was declared insane on many occasions. He was sentenced to death but later reprieved. Eventually when he did die, his skull was taken for somewhat dubious reasons. Who was this author, and what word in the English language do we generate from his name?
58322. The US Army were the first ones to utilize this product. But it wasn't until the mid 1920's that a patent was issued for this item. It was even displayed at the British Empire Wembley Exhibition just to assure the public of its reliability. What is it, who was the inventor and what item was it associated with when it got its name?
58323. Why do the bodies of dead fish float upside down?
58325. Allons enfants! Exactly how many people were imprisoned in the Bastille when the Parisians stormed the place on July 14, 1789?
58326. What's the origin of the swastika symbol? What does it symbolise, and which ancient cultures used it?
58327. What does the island's name Cyprus mean?
58328. Where does the name Argentina come from?
58329. At which Olympic Games did professional athletes
first take part in competition?
58331. Why is Rhode Island called an island when it obviously isn't an island?
58332. A famous Sahara Desert landmark was the 'Tree of Tenere', until in 1974 it was knocked down by a truck! the Niger Government, recognising the historical and practical significance of the tree, had a metal 'tree' made to replace the original. Does anyone know who the sculptor of this 'metal tree' was?
58333. In the TV show 'Thunderbirds', what did 'FAB' stand for?
58334. Who was the lead singer with the British band "The Specials"?
58335. Where would you have waited till after sundown to watch the Firefalls?
58338. What is significant about the day of William Shakespeare's birth and the day of his death?
58339. What is an exuvia?
58340. A bookies' outfit, taking bets on which Harry Potter character was most likely to die in the new installment, noticed in May an unusual number of bets coming from a certain English town and betting on a certain character. What is this town, why might the publishers have had special reason to worry about these bets, and whose death were the wagers predicting?
58341. What is the name of the boy that plays Jake on "Two and a Half Men"?
58342. J.K. Rowling has the world's attention now, but in this first and very punny book of a certain fantasy series, a young man is exiled to the world of the "mundane" because he has no talent. After going on a quest and meeting the (unusually fickle) love of his life, he discovers that he possesses the greatest talent of all. What is this book, and who wrote this charming series?
58343. What was the main idea behind the Hammurabi Code?
58344. What is the patronage of Saint Francis of Assissi?
58345. How would Alexander the Great's famous horse, Bucephalus, have differed anatomically from most horses today?
58346. What are the most common birds seen at bird feeders in the UK, US and Australia respectively?
58347. Why are boxing 'rings' always square?
58348. Which book, published in 1965, opens with a very repetitive strain injury?
58349. Which country is the largest consumer of edible nuts?
58350. Where are the three highest ski resorts in the world?
58351. What is the best selling brand of Tonic Water in the UK?
58352. Which non-EU countries use the euro as their official currency?
58354. What kind of car did Dick Solomon drive on "Third Rock from the Sun"?
58355. Can you really kill someone with a penny thrown from the top of the Empire State Building?
58356. When a British monarch is a child how is the person who makes ruling decisions for them chosen?
58357. What independent country does not have its own National Bank?
58358. What countries (except for Russia) have the ruble as their official currency?
58359. What is the official status of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom?
58360. A few more translations anyone, "Hayat kisa bir battaniye gibidir! Yukari cekersin
ayak parmaklarin isyan eder. Asagi cekersin omuzlarin titrer. Ama yine de neseli insanlar dizlerini karinlarina cekerek rahat bir uyku uyumayi basarir" and "Hic kimse sizin izniniz olmadan, size kendinizi degersiz hissettiremez" again, I have no idea what they mean, but I do not think they are bad?
58361. Which country was the first to allow women vote in the elections? Which was the last one?
58362. What is the universal soil loss equation?
58364. Though he is widely regarded as one of the great artists of history and was much admired and imitated, this individual's style and works, known largely through descriptions and the efforts of other artists, remain something of a mystery. On the other hand, just last year, a museum acquired what some have claimed could be the only extant original piece from his hand. Who was the artist, and what is the work?
58365. What film cost 5 million to make and grossed over 240 million at the box office making it the most profitable of all time?
58366. Which was the first film to recover its production costs even before its release?
58367. Which film holds the record for running consecutively for the most number of weeks in a single theatre?
58368. What countries do not have a US embassy?
58369. Which is the largest excavated archaeological site in the world?
58370. Who rode across the bay from present day Pozzuoli to present day Baia and how did he do it and why did he do it?
58371. What are the only countries whose embassies in Israel are based in Jerusalem rather than in Tel Aviv?
58372. Where is the poet, Lord Byron, buried or interred?
58373. Madonna, who has joined the Kabbalah movement, wears a red cotton string on her wrist. What is the significance of this string and what exactly is the Kabbalah?
58374. He once started out as a secretary to a scholar at a University and received tuition as part-payment for his services. Through this job he become involved with someone exclusively more famous, because of a certain works that this person published, which, subsequently got banned and resulted in a well-known trial. Who was this secretary, who was the more famous person and how does all this relate to the relationship between the height of a man and his bladder activity?
58375. Recently in the UK, a trend seems to have started for plaitting plastic threads. Why are these threads known as Scoobies?
58376. At what venue is "Wicked" being performed in San Francisco, CA?
58377. "Every country is committing crimes in the name of democracy - she is the free world's whore, who can be dressed or dressed down." From the following, who said this: Tony blair, Hillary Clinton, Arundhati Roy, or Jennifer Hawkins?
58378. What is the name of the black and white object with the snapping lever, used by film directors to mark the beginning of takes?
58379. Who invented the collapsable opera hat?
58380. Who was Robert Damiens and how was he made known?
58381. For the first period of the Earth's existence it was completely devoid of any life. How long was this first period?
58382. Trained as a lawyer, but born to a family of weavers and raised in a textile town, this painter was fascinated by fabrics, which permeate his work. Who was he? (Please give a representative illustration, if you can.)
58383. Three major world religions consider the city of Jerusalem to be a sacred place. Name them and the reasons why they consider Jerusalem to be so holy?
58385. What is Madlibs?
58386. What did supporters chant for the new world champion of no-limit hold'em poker?
58387. Where does the expression "you have the chair" come from?
58389. Which film took its title from Warren Beatty's telephone greeting?
58390. What does the 'Old Number 7' on the Jack Daniel's bottle mean? Were there Old Numbers 1 through 6?
58391. Who holds the Major League Baseball record for saves in a single season?
58392. Since most baptisms in the Catholic Church occur with infants, is there a traditional age at which the sacrament is given?
58393. At the end of Sum41's video for 'Fat Lip' they sing another song. Who orginally sang it and what is it called?
58394. Who was the pilot of the "Enola Gay" the plane which was involved in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II?
58395. I am reading some naval warfare history, and all these talks of cruisers, destroyers, battleships, confuse me, just what is the difference, is it size of the ship, or how many guns, I do know what an aircraft carrier is however?
58396. On the night of July 18/19 quite a long time ago, a famous disaster began in a great city. What was the city, what was the disaster, and where, exactly, did the problem start?
58397. In reference to pitching stats in baseball, what does WP stand for?
58398. July 18 is the death anniversary of a famed, highly-influential, but quite problematic personality who died rather miserably in a Tuscan port town. Who was this man?
58399. What does the expression "have your cake and eat it too" mean?
58400. A letter of the alphabet is condemned in a Shakespeare play. Which letter by which character and for what reason?
58401. Who said, "To the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee"?
58402. Which creatures, most associated by the public with a 21st century film, do naturalists know for their mutually beneficial relationship with a larger creature?
58403. How in 1979 did a Mars Bar cost someone over £4,000 in prize money?
58404. When glass breaks how fast does the forming crack move?
58407. Who composed the classic song "True Colors"?
58408. Is there any connection, apart from the name, of the mineral 'lime' and the 'lime' tree (that's the lime tree which commonly occurs in the UK and northern Europe, not the lime fruit tree of the Mediterranean area).
58409. How may a normal airplane, in flight, become invisible to RADAR?
58410. What Queen of England never set foot in England?
58411. Like its very close relative the Indian elephant, has anyone ever been able to domesticate an African elephant?
58412. Is there any connection, apart from being trees, between the northern European lime tree, and the fruit bearing (citrus) lime tree of the Mediterranean region?
58413. What would be a shimmering guitar effect that ends in 'b'?
58414. Ex-Fugee who had a popular miseducation?
58415. In which sport is a "Iona" worth four bonus points?
58417. Born on this day in the first half of the 19th century, this banker's son made a close study of certain forms of entertainment with which his work is now closely associated. Who was he?
58418. Why do ads for watches display the time of 10:10?
58419. This word is given to type of evergreen shrub and also to a marine animal. However, there is a third meaning of the word. What is the word, and how does it connect to a TV character?
58420. Derived from a French word, which was previously derived from the Arabic/Persian word, it was actually invented in Kentucky and is very 'refreshing'. What is it and what three unique 'animal' types can be used in the recipe?
58421. Why didn't Alexander the Great let his soldiers grow beards?
58422. Why were Dastardly and Muttley so keen to stop the pigeon and which other characters were in that cartoon?
58423. Following the lead of the Greeks, a certain country has been demanding that the British return to it some cultural treasures. Among these is a famed object that provided an essential key to our understanding of the history of the country in question. What is it?
58425. In 1054 a light occured in the sky that was so bright it could be seen during the day! What was the name of this light and what caused it to be such a splendor?
58426. Who so much enjoyed the role that she was Queen to two different Kings of England?
58427. What basketball coaches have won both a NBA and a NCAA title?
58428. What is the outcome of a Bernoulli trial?
58429. The rouleaux triangle can be used to make a drillhead that will cut nearly square holes. Do these holes actually contain straight line segments?
58430. How much money does Coca Cola make anually? What is the difference, by the money made, betweeen Coke and Pepsi?
58431. What is the main flavor in Mountain Dew?
58432. How big is the painting, The Mona Lisa?
58433. In the Michael Buble song "Quando, Quando, Quando" how many times do we hear the word quando?
58434. Mr. Scott was just 'beamed up' himself and sadly passed away. What was his opinion of William Shatner?
58435. Song title - why am I the happiest of females?
58436. Is it true cigarettes suppress appetitite and why?
58437. Named for a king's confessor and established by another royal personage, it is said to be the most-visited site of its kind in the world. Though it received little attention at first, a shrewd early decision to transfer to it certain significant items quickly increased its popularity. Today, some of its "attractions" are virtually treated as shrines and must be carefully guarded. What is it?
58438. What links A E Houseman and Denis Potter and Rosemary Sutcliffe?
58439. Who is nicknamed 'Bombay Bomber'?
58440. Why do nearly all bird flu viruses originate from South East Asia?
58441. Can't get into my messages but just to let you know that I am ok in the latest London bombings. Ok McG I know you will scrub this out quickly but when will they learn we will never give in to whatever it is they want which we don't even know it is?
58442. Why are the individual floors in a building (i.e. 4th floor, etc.) called stories?
58443. Why do we say "You're welcome" after someone says "Thank you"?
58444. What links Inverness and Edinburgh and Llanelli, politically?
58445. Who is Imelda Marcos dating or seeing? And is there a link to prove this?
58446. The oldest known English-language technical manual on the use of a scientific instrument, it was produced by a man better-known in quite another field of literature. What is this treatise, who wrote it, and what, exactly, did one do with the instrument described?
58447. What is a baby lizard called?
58448. Who is the Country singer who sings the song that starts out with "I can stay awake just to hear you breathing" and the chorus starts out with "I don't wanna close my eyes, I don't want to fall asleep tonight, because I miss you"?
58449. What would you find on a Farnese Atlas?
58450. What would you win for answering the Poincaré Conjecture?
58451. This intricate artwork depicts a well known important event in French history and was probably created by a group of people from a neighbouring country. Amongst the 600 or more people found in this artwork, one particular point of interest is a scene showing a person who technically could be named the 'Son of Satan'. What is this item called and where is it now?
58452. Who are taxi cab numbers named after?
58453. What does the word "Minger" mean?
58455. When and/or how did the infamous Grigory Rasputin die?
58456. What famous artist had the most interesting interpretation of Jean Francois Millet's 'The Angelus', and what was that interpretation?
58457. What is the name of the constellation that the star Sirius is in?
58458. Who said, "Swimming's not very good for your shape; have you ever seen a slim walrus?"
58459. Are there any prison chain gangs like the one portrayed in "Cool Hand Luke" still active in the United States?
58460. Name the newspaper in which Jawaharlal Nehru used to write: The Times of India, The Hindu, or The National Herald?
58461. What non-independent country has its own National Bank?
58462. What links a Spanish actress and Kings County and amorous Montague?
58463. In 2004 who revealed that her husband said that she was more beautiful than Marilyn Monroe because she had a bigger bust?
58464. Who was the manufacturer and what was the model of 'The Long, Long Trailer' in the movie?
58465. What is the woman holding in Hopper's painting, "Nighthawks"?
58466. What is the origin of "around the horn" in baseball?
58467. Does the "o" that stands for a hug symbolize the two embracing arms?
58468. In the 14th century, during a protracted war, a group of men felt compelled to offer their lives in order to spare their beleaguered city. Over 500 years later, one of their compatriots commemorated their experience in a famed, though somewhat controversial, work of art that now stands in the city in question. Who were these men, and who was the artist?
58470. In the film "St. Elmo's Fire" what was St. Elmo's fire?
58471. Do sharks ever attack people swimming in the ocean off the beaches of Britain or Ireland?
58472. To whom did J.K. Rowling dedicate her book "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince"?
58473. What in the world is strabismus?
58474. What is an English word that is pronounced the same as when the last four letters of it are removed?
58477. In William Shakespeare's plays there is a various array of characters. In what play are there the characters Viola, Olivia, Malvolio, and Feste?
58478. This natural insect repellent was once used to help flavour alcoholic beverages and also had the added advantage to help Sunday School children remember their place in the Bible. What is it?
58479. From where comes the happy practice of christening new ships with champagne?
58480. The British-born son of a Dutch immigrant, this individual directly or indirectly helped found some important American art museums. The ethics of his association with a famed art historian have been called into question, but he ended up with a title and is the subject of a recent biography. Who was he (and who was the art historian)?
58481. At what date were the Allies able to read Enigma messages during World War II?
58482. What respected 18th century intellect considered Shakespeare's works so deplorable that he referred to the bard as 'the drunken fool'?
58484. Why are international cricket matches called 'Test' matches?
58485. What is the name of Gail's book in 'Scream'?
58486. What animal is the mascot for Woodsboro High in "Scream"?
58488. What famous man was afraid to use a telephone for fear of being electrocuted?
58489. Why did Jane Fonda's son Troy Garity take his paternal grandmother's name?
58490. A number of French artists are associated with the Revolution, but this one, despite having blazed a trail in the Royal Academy, had to flee the country owing to problematic patronage connections. Those same connections allowed the artist in question to enjoy a very successful career abroad and, eventually, to receive an invitation to return to France from Napoleon. Who was this artist, and who was the artist's most famous patron?
58491. What is the lifespan of Laura Secord?
58492. Why did John Lennon dress as a woman on US television?
58493. What is the difference amongst an officer, a warrant officer, and a non commisioned officer?
58494. Which U.S. president had the most public support while in office?
58495. Why wasn't the Oakland part of the San Francisco-Bay Bridge also built as a suspension bridge instead of a truss bridge?
58496. What do the daughter of a duke, the human ear's surface anatomy, tittlebats and Westmarch all have in common, explaining the link for each example?
58497. In the US, why is the east coast called "the eastern seaboard"? It's not on a sea, but an ocean. And why isn't there a western seaboard instead of "west coast"?
58498. What percent of English males between the ages of seventeen and thirty-five died during World War I?
58499. St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa is the all-time wins leader among active major league managers. Who ranks second on the active list?