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Questions From Jul 25 05
58501. Who played "Wonder Woman" and "The Bionic Woman" in the television series?
58502. Illegitimate people have rarely risen to thrones, but it has happened occasionally. Can you name three (or maybe more) individuals born on the wrong side of the blanket who eventually came to wear crowns?
58503. In American football what happens if you call a fair catch during a kickoff and you don't catch it?
58504. In 1891, an anonymous book was published called "How To Boil Water In A Paper Bag." As I imagine this is now out of print, how do I boil water in a paper bag?
58507. Which actor has a policeman as an eldest son and a prince as a father and of which country is/was he the prince?
58508. The longest baseball game was played in Rhode Island.
When was it played, and how many innings did it last?
58509. This country was named after either the sight, sound or both that a sailor witnessed after sailing past it back in the 15th century. Who was the sailor and what did he see and hear?
58510. After witnessing his father kill a man, he travelled to spread the spirit of self-sacrifice, in order to pay for his fathers' crime by teaching others the benefits of being a hermit. His body was found 5 years later in his cell. About 15 years later his tomb was opened and his body stolen. Who is it and what body part still remains today?
58511. Which Swedish King was born in prison and died as King of Poland?
58512. Who murdered one of the Groene kids in Idaho this summer and also killed the mother, one brother and the mother's boyfriend?
58513. One of these daughters of a minister married an influential artist who was knighted; another married an artist who was president of the Royal Academy and both knighted and created a baronet. A third became the mother of a famed writer, and a fourth was the mother of a prime minister. Who were these women?
58514. At what age does the average child tend to ask the greatest number of questions?
58515. In one of those standard trivia lists, complete with myths about non-echoing ducks and once green Coca Cola, I read that 24 mammals produce milk that can be made into edible cheese. Is this one true and which mammals fit that criterion?
58517. Who was said to have first spotted the real Winnie the Pooh?
58519. Having ably defended himself against charges of magic, which African writer is also known for a series of bawdy tales witnessed by a character transformed after falling foul of magic?
58520. Which book holds the record for being stolen the most number of times from public libraries?
58521. What is the most watched TV show in the United States?
58522. Chronologically disadvantaged refers to what from the following: young persons, older persons, prisoners, or historians?
58523. Arnold Schwarzenegger smokes what brand of cigar?
58524. Is Chicago mayor Richard Daley Republican or Democrat?
58525. What countries use the Escudo as their official currency?
58526. What countries/territories use the Pound Sterling (GBP) as their official currency?
58527. What territories outside of Europe use the Euro as their official currency?
58528. What countries use the West African Franc (XOF) as their official currency?
58529. How many of the "Beach Boys" lineup are still alive since Live Aid in '85, and what ages are they today?
58530. What is the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer?
58531. Who's sons (that were princes) were mentioned in the classic story of Robin Hood?
58532. Anna Swan, from Nova Scotia, Canada, is known for something quite peculiar. What was the big factor that effected her way of life?
58533. During World War II, with the collections of the National Gallery in London safely hidden in Wales, the Gallery's director decided to offer the public a little taste of art anyway. Who was the director, and what did he do?
58534. Where did news of Sb to Na come in a popular arrangement and why has a new arrangement spiralled into the news?
58535. Do you own the movie rights to your life?
58536. What year did Congress establish the Fourth of July as a legal holiday?
58537. Which language is considered the hardest to speak and why?
58538. What is the difference between a Papal Bull and a Papal Encyclical?
58539. If hundreds of messages in bottles are dropped randomly around the world's oceans on which shore is a bottle most likely to wash up?
58540. Which language is spoken in the most number of dialects?
58541. Is it more fuel efficient to roll the windows up in the car and use the AC or cut off the AC and roll the windows down.
58544. Could Bill Clinton make a political comeback and run to be US Vice President?
58545. What does the word "Gedichtendagbundel" mean in Dutch language?
58546. What is the average number of words a three-year old can read?
58547. What country most recently changed its currency, on July 1, 2005?
58548. What is the official currency of East Timor?
58549. What is the official currency of the British Virgin Islands?
58550. Who was the first European to explore the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Saint Lawrence River?
58551. According to a certain travel writer, a courtesan, having convinced a famous artist to give her his most beautiful work, asked him to tell her which work it was. When he refused to say, she devised a trick. Who were the courtesan and the artist, and what was the trick? And who, by the way, was the travel writer?
58552. Canadian History: How many children did Captain Joshua Slocum (1844-1909) have in total?
58553. How old was Michelangelo when he began to create "David"?
58554. What do you call a person who hails from the African country of Niger?
58555. Which was the first country to use post cards?
58556. Is a Canadian same-sex marrige valid in the US?
58557. Can a US citizen legally vacation in Cuba?
58558. There's probably a lot of competition here but what is the most repetitive pop song?
58559. What was the first African American musical act to have a number one hit in the "Rock Era"?
58560. There is a small area of land in the Pyrennes that has not actually been claimed by anyone as their territory. Where is it exactly?
58561. Is there any particular reason that it is not the done thing to leave a tip at the end of a meal in an Icelandic restaurant?
58562. One European country refers to another by the somewhat insulting name of Forog. What are the two countries involved and why is Forog insulting?
58563. An international opera star, this woman from Montreal is known as "Canada's queen of song." Who is she?
58564. In one of the Sinbad films one of the 'baddies' had an assistant who was a dwarf or midget who was with him on the ship. I need the film, the character's name and the actor's name please?
58565. What does this mean, its really short "Babam sonunda burda"?
58566. Who can define the North American term "crossing ancestor"?
58567. How old was James Wolfe (1727-1759) when he joined as a marine?
58568. How did Louis Riel (1844-1885) die?
58569. Witty, iconoclastic, and sometimes unpleasantly politically controversial, this famed literary figure left a portion of his meager estate for the creation of a new English alphabet in which spelling would be made consistent with pronunciation. When one of his works began to earn substantial posthumous royalties, his relatives contested the will, but an alphabet was created and named for the gentleman. Who was he, what was the successful work, and can you give a site for the alphabet?
58570. What was Elizabeth Arden's real name? By the way, she lived from 1882-1966.
58571. Who was the only Roman emperor to retire between 25BCE and 475CE?
58572. Is Roger Zelazny, author of the Amber series, alive or dead?
58573. Which operation involves a bang or a shriek?
58574. Who wrote "The Sun Also Rises"?
58577. What does "hakrotaeriazein" mean? It's Greek and it's supposed to mean something very gruesome. I found it in "On the Study of Words" by Richard C. Trench. Searched Google, no luck. Personal curiosity only. Thanks!
58578. The original music CD was 73 minutes long. Why was this strange length chosen?
58579. Mary Pickford is known for being the sunshine on Canada's stages. Then, she went on to Broadway and silent films. One, must wonder, however, what was her real name?
58580. One of perhaps 25 children born to poverty-stricken parents, this individual was booted out of the family home as a child and just happened to beg the owner of a certain type of establishment for a job. After an apprenticeship, during which he learned to copy works of architecture in an unusual context, he worked for a famed statesman, a future king, an emperor, and a member of a prominent banking family. He also wrote seminal books on his profession, of which he is considered one of the great fathers. Who was he?
58582. How did the American accent develop? In other words, how did the first English settlers lose their accents after arriving in America?
58585. What specifically do pop acts Jem, Sweetbox, The Beach Boys, Sky and The Toys all have in common?
58586. Who was the sphinx without a riddle?
58587. What would "10 angels swearing" make?
58588. Why is Beijing's humidity very high?
58589. Are any of the original characters from "Saw" in "Saw 2"?
58591. What is the earliest known example of a painting on a canvas?
58592. Which famous structure has a hyperbolic cosine formula displayed on its inner surface?
58593. What is the division between two windows or doors called? mullion?
58594. This procedure involves something symbolic being broken and one piece is wrapped and hidden. What does this term literally translate to, who would benefit upon the discovery of the hidden item?
58595. Before motor-racing, Gilles Villeneuve was a champion in snowmobile races. How and when did this daredevil, born in Quebec, die?
58596. On a crescent shaped Greek island, they have recently discovered a rare find - a Minoan town. Half of this island has been mined away, however, as it was a caldera, and so I would like you to answer me this: What is the name of the island, what is the name of the Minoan town, and how does it relate to the British air force?
58597. Who has said the recent London bombings have "all the hallmarks" of al Qaeda: George Bush, Daniel Rumsfeld, or the Prince of Wales?
58598. Atomic kitten is dueting with the BeeGees to record a song by whom: Elvis Prisley, Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, or Barbra Streisand?
58599. Which countries use the Central African CAF Franc (XAF)?
58600. What is the difference between cals and carbs?
58601. Where was explorer John Cabot (1425-1500) originally from?
58602. What is an omnibus?
58603. On July 31 a few centuries ago, a now-famed writer was pilloried for certain activities. Instead of abusing him with rocks and rotten vegetables as was customary, the sympathetic public threw flowers and drank his health. Who was the writer, and what had he done?
58604. Legend has it that this person turned to persue a life of spiritual faith after an obscure hunting episode. Who is this now saint, what did he see, and what is his connection to modern day military?
58606. According to research carried out four years ago, which sort of bread is most effective at mopping up gravy? Also how does temperature of gravy in a roast dinner affect its absorption by the other components of the dinner?
58607. Canada: How many expeditions did Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) embark on before he died?
58608. San Luis Obispo is home to America's first motel. Is that true? What is the name of the first motel in America.
58609. Why is it that all planets rotate on their axis at constant speed?
58610. Of which divine sisterhood was the Greek Goddess of Peace the torch, sceptre and cornucopia bearing member?
58611. This woman was born of royalty, daughter of King Chilperic of Burgundy and wife of King Clovis of the Salian Franks. She had her husband converted to Christianity. After his death her sons fought over the kingdom. To escape the murder and hatred, she spent her last 34 years caring for the needy in Tours, France. She eventually bacame a saint. Perhaps someone could give me her name and spare me a patronage or two.
58613. Which French painter received a prison sentence for caricaturing the monarch of the day as a Rabelaisian glutton Gargantua ?
58614. Which two word exclamatory phrase is addressed to a horse in the title of a 1950s song but years before had a special place in the history of English confectionery?
58617. Can anyone name the type of plane used in the documentary programme on television in the 1980's which flew around the coast of Britain?
58618. Saint Priscilla was a Jewish tent maker who entertained Saint Paul in Corinth and Ephesus. While she lived in Rome, her house was used as a church. She was the wife of Saint Aquila. With all that said, what was her feast day and were there any other pronunciations or spellings of her name? Also, where can you find her in the Bible?
58619. In A Midsummer Night's dream, how many named roles are there? Also, how many named roles are female? Hint: it is found in the introduction of Shakespeare's books (Signet Classic).
58620. The last entry in a famous journal was made on this date 61 years ago. Whose journal was it, and what related event began on the same day?
58621. What links Prospero, the quotation "How far this little candle throws his beam! So shines a good deed in a naughty world", and the Bible?
58622. Which 18th century lover of a famous ruler is associated with a fake tour and an early 20th century event about which a famous film was made?
58623. Why do sockets have three holes and some plugs two pins?
58624. Whose name is known solely because of his signature on a depiction of Demosthenes?
58625. The trunk of which tree is used by Hindus to erect welcoming gates and its leaves to make the ceremonial pavilion?
58626. What is the average number of peanuts needed to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter?
58627. On Sunday, former NFL quarterbacks Dan Marino and Steve Young will be a part of the NFL Hall of Fame 2005 induction class. Which team from the old USFL drafted the players in consecutive years (1983, 1984)?
58628. I saw this little mammal and bird along the central coast of California.
if anyone knows the commom name of these two creatures?
58629. What is the connection between a Kingdom divided in two and street of festivities involving baubles of gratuity?
58630. Which famous American author started out as a Dentist and only wrote books to finance his passion for fishing?
58631. It was once described as having supernatural powers and linked to various types of witchcraft by its 'charming' qualities. It is fully comprised of flint and resembles a festive dessert. What is it, and how was it once used in a burial site?
58632. Parmesan, but neither cheese nor ham. Namesake of famous Fun Trivia Player. Paul Getty has his Moses, his Elijah and the Divine Infant's goldfinch. Who is he?
58633. If you cross a one hump camel with a two hump camel, how many humps do you get?
58634. Is sitting signifiantly better than lying down for digesting food and are there digeston problems when eating in weightless conditions? In other words, does gravity have much effect on human digestion?
58636. By which pictorial detail did the German-born "Flemish Primitive" Hans Memling indirectly
reveal the first name of the Bruges citizen whom he depicted in a diptych representing the Virgin
and Child (with apple) and the donor, one Mr van Nieuwenhove?
58637. Today we bought an Akebia, and it was a tough decision between the varieties of Quinata or Pentaphylla. We settled for the Pentaphylla, but have we made a mistake? Which of the two types is easier to grow, and which is hardier?
58638. A certain artist was charged with helping a king make a decision. He traveled to a well-known city and painted a picture, and he also traveled to a duchy and painted another. In the end, the subject of the first painting refused to help the king out, but the subject of the second agreed to do so -- unfortunately. Who was the artist, and who were his subjects?
58639. What Shakespearean masterpiece features the characters Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, and Balthasar?
58640. What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis?
58641. What region in the world contains the earth's
largest rain forest expanse?
58642. What was Haydn's purpose in writing the Farewell Symphony?
58643. When were riots dispelled by reading the Riot Act and how many words was it?
58644. By what names were Clifford Baines and Patrick Barry also known?
58645. The 2005 winner of an unusual annual fiction contest run by the English department of an American university has been announced. What is this contest, and can you find a site that includes the winning entry?
58648. What the heck happened with the Philadelphia project?
58649. Who sang the "Zoey 101" theme song?
58650. What was the song Ashlee Simpson was supposed to sing on Saturday Night Live when the lip synching scandal broke out? What song played instead?
58651. Sometimes considered a very early surrealist, this eccentric court artist produced anthropomorphic images using arrangements of various inanimate items. Who was he? (Please provide an illustration or two.)
58652. Which of these counties is the odd man out : Hertfordshire, Shropshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire or Warwickshire?
58653. If I were to visit a country where the average tax wedge, the percentage of government ministers who are women and the divorce rate are each over 50%, where in the world would I be?
58654. What famous statement about dreams and their interpretation occurred already in the Babylonian Talmud long before it was made by Sigmund Freud?
58655. Explaining the link in each case what connects a book of the Bible, a place in church for the loudest at prayer, three old elements, a steamroller, a fire engine, a misspelt gym teacher, a John Wayne film and a friend's cat?
58656. Which of the Persian kings figures prominently in "The Histories" of Herodotus?
58657. What are the names of the 8 switch hitters in the Hall of Fame? I can only think of Eddie Murray and Mickey Mantle
58658. Are there US soldiers and bases in Saudi Arabia at the present time, in August 2005?
58659. Where is the largest US military base outside of the United States?
58660. What play by William Shakespeare features the characters Lennox, Ross, and the 3 witches?
58662. What colours are in the flag of the Republic
of Panama and what colour in this flag represents
58663. Archaeologists in Greece have been excavating and studying an important Roman creation that remained in use for 2,000 years but will soon be reincarnated in a modern counterpart bearing the same name. What is it, and what interesting features have the scholars found?
58664. What is a collector of cuspidors?
58665. In which museum could you see part of a US president's face, a piece of a US presidential assassin, an enormous colon and a saponified corpse?
58666. Why does Vickie, call David Letterman Mr. Carney?
58667. I remember seeing on TV a long time ago about something where a woman matched people with certain colors, supposedly to bring about the best in you, like an orange shirt might help one person, but a green shirt might harm someone, and she stated it was very scientific, does anyone know the name of this procedure or where to find more information?
58668. Which Indian company's mascot is "chimpoo"?
58669. What were the three Native American tribes that were involved in the raid on Deerfield, MA, 1704?
58670. Partagium is what, where?
58672. How many mainstream (Hollywood produced for theaters) World War II films have come out in the last ten years, like Schindler's List, Enemy at the Gates, etc?
58673. In December of 1944, a certain former American baseball player traveled to Switzerland, where he spent his time shadowing a certain important physicist. Who was the athlete, who was the scientist, and what, precisely, was going on?
58674. In journalism, what is the line at the bottom of a story that indicates what page the story continues called?
58675. Is the TV show "Monk" filmed on location in San Francisco?
58676. Are there any known cases of the epithet "the Great" being given to monarchs commonly regarded as extremely ugly?
58677. In the Diary of Anne Frank, what is Bijenkorf?
58678. What is the name of a recent US Supreme Court ruling concerning the taking of private property by eminent domain for economic development? Kelo v. City of New London, CT.
58679. What are the songs that are on Carrie Underwood's single? She was the winner of 'American Idol 4.'
58680. What other "tricolour" had, until 1937, the same rights as "national flag of the Netherlands" as the present red-white-and-blue Dutch flag?
58681. Who sang 'Show Me the Way to My Heart (Solitary Girl)' - this may not be the correct title, so... any help would be most appreciated.
58682. Austin, Buick, and Cadillac; Studebaker, Stutz, and Zephyr. How are these and 29 other names associated with automobiles relevant to a military operation that never took place?
58683. Who were the hosts for American Idol 1?
58684. What exactly is a "fleadh"?
58685. What is Hannah Adams relation to President John Adams?
58686. Who invented a device for calculating vehicular distance traversed?
58687. In "The Island" movie, it is known that there are quite a number of generations in the clones, where there is a specific name for each of the generation, such as Echo and Delta. What are the other generation's names mentioned in the movie?
58688. What is the link between the word 'sinister', the Incas, and the person who was commonly regarded as one of the ugliest rulers of South America?
58689. What V.F.D rule was broken by the sad fate of Jacques Snicket?
58690. Which solid has the greatest thermal expansion without changing its state?
58691. Why is the letter J pronounced differently in English, French, Spanish and German?
58692. What is the only food that doesn't spoil or rot?
58693. When did it first become "acceptable" or even fashionable - if a shade risqué - for respectable young (upper) middle-class women to have studio photograph portraits taken of themselves with bare shoulders?
58694. Does anyone know the name of the Supreme Court ruling on the taking of private property for development?
58696. Created for an early 3rd-century Roman emperor and displayed in a temple, it was fragmented during the Middle Ages and used for building material. Today, an American university is employing digital imagery and computer algorithms in an effort to match the surviving pieces and reconstruct the whole. What is it?
58697. In most books, there are blank pages after the book ends. What purpose do they serve?
58698. This Head of State was once held captive and used as a human footstool for a certain King. Who was it and what was unusual about his remains after his execution?
58699. The placebo effect may suggest that positive thinking increases the benefits of an otherwise ineffective drug, but is the reverse true? Does a patient's skepticism about an otherwise effective drug noticeably decrease its efficacy?
58700. A year after the character's creation, a famous literary fox was adapted to launch a major film studio. Which character and which studio am I referring to?
58701. Is it true that the crew on board the 'Discovery' used duct tape to fix part of the space shuttle?
58702. When did motorised taxis first appear on Mumbai (Bombay, India) roads?
58703. Where did the concept of garage/yard sales originate?
58704. Wayne Gretzky owns the two highest single-season goal totals in NHL history, with 92 goals in 1981-82 and 87 in 1983-84. Who has the third highest single-season goal total, with 86?
58707. Following the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Vatican expressed its disapproval and made reference to an individual who had suppressed details of a certain invention owing to the damage it might cause. Who was that individual, and what was the invention?
58708. What is the population of Ontario, Canada?
58710. Which town, whose name sounds like a policeman followed, has a population of over 300,000, most of whom roam naked during warm weather?
58711. Which UK number one hit of the early nineties was mostly sung by someone who was in TV's "Grange Hill"? Who did she play in "Grange Hill" and what does the hit song's first line mean?
58712. When was the first European contact with Japan
58713. Who was a founder of the Russian Empire?
58714. How do they grow grapes without seeds?
58715. How does truth serum work?
58717. Who plays Pam Beesley in the 2005 TV series "The Office"?
58719. Statistically, which are the hottest/coldest days of the year in the northern/southern hemispheres? Do the dates vary according to latitude, or do local weather systems average out to give essentially the sames dates all over each hemisphere?
58721. How many books has R.L. Stine written in the "Fear Street" series?
58722. What activity does 40% of all guests at a house party do?
58723. Who plays Tony Almira on the hit show "24"?
58725. What is Nestorian Christianity and where was it introduced?
58727. What is the difference between a chapel, a church, a cathedral, and a basilica according to the Roman Catholic Church?
58728. Does anything similar to the drug taken by Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" exist in real life?
58730. How is a term used to describe something as 'yoked together', a polynomial invariant problem, and two books titled the same yet written by different authors seven years apart connected, and how is a sorcerer involved?
58732. In which California prison, and in what town, is Charles Manson serving his life sentence?
58735. Who wrote the poem "Ballad of Birmingham", and could anyone supply a link to the poem?
58737. What's a cacolet?
58738. A little summer grilling question: what connects August 10, a rather unusual barbecue, and one of the great basilicas of Rome?
58740. It was started by gatecrashers, is the largest in the world and it is estimated that it would take over five years to see all of this year's. What is it?
58742. What famous first lady provides an introduction in the Bantum Books Edition of the English version of "The Diary of Anne Frank"?
58743. What Canadian hockey team did Gordie Howe play for for 25 years?
58744. How old was L. Frank Baum when he finished "The Wizard of Oz"?
58745. What are the books in the Amber series, from first to last, and where can I find them?
58746. What famous seventeenth-century Dutch painting provided the mural background for the 'somewhat Dutch' London restaurant that was the setting of a controversial 1989 film involving a French cook, a vile, gluttonous crime-boss, his wife Georgina and her book-selling lover?
58748. Which real space mission was named at the same time as a Hollywood movie was coincidentally given the same name?
58749. In what year did the Democratic-Republican party in the US split up? And how long did it take before the first person of either party was elected president?
58750. Which was the first Indian software company listed on NYSE?
58751. What is the term used to describe an employee who is not tied to one country or company but moves around?
58754. Which NFL player holds the record for having played the most seasons?
58755. Why are the bottom of clouds flat?
58756. In UK road tunnels why are the entrance lights orange/yellow and the exit lights are white?
58757. Who holds the record for doing the most consecutive donut spins after performing 64 consecutive donuts (360º spins) in a Holden Gemini car at Queensland Raceway, Willowbank, Queensland, Australia, on 5 May 2005?
58758. Who plays guitar for The Killers?
58759. In this particular 'Friends' episode, Monica Geller (played by Courtney Cox Arquette) wears a rather large purple shirt. It is very loose fitting, and it causes speculation among the other characters that she may be pregnant. She has some news to tell some of her friends, and they all ask her about it. What is this episode known as, and what season is it from?
58761. What is the only U.S. monetary unit/currency/paper or coin that has braille on it?
58762. Some historians believe that he was the illegitimate son of a cardinal and an African servant, which would have made him Europe's first black head of state. Murdered by a cousin while awaiting an illicit tryst, he was also the subject of a particularly interesting portrait, with an artistic theme, by an important painter. Who was he, and to what portrait am I referring?
58763. She was Lucy Maud Montgomery, or L.M. Montgomery to those who read the "Anne of Green Gables" books. She married in 1911. Does anyone know who she married?
58764. Canada: How old was Samuel De Champlain's (1570-1635) wife when he married her?
58767. Which countries have more than one capital?
58768. Which country most recently changed its capital?
58770. The highest vocal note sung by a male is C sharp in the 8th octave (C#8). Who performed this feat in New South Wales, Australia on 4 June 2005?
58771. Who is the dance-pop singer responsible for handing Mariah Carey’s demo tape to Tommy Mottola, the Columbia Records head that first signed Carey?
58774. What is the easiest way I could measure the height of an overhead passing cloud from my back garden?
58775. How do salmon, after years of migration over vast distances, return to the rivers in which they were spawned?
58777. How do the blind tell the difference between different paper money, and do any countries use braille?
58778. Prior to "Chicago" (2002), what Musical won an Academy Award for Best Picture?
58779. The Toll House Cookie was named for the lodge it was invented in, but how did the lodge get its name?
58780. What connects: the legendary burial place of an ancient hero; a beloved medieval religious figure; a versatile artist and architect connected with the experimental designs of a much more famous figure; and a great painter who worked for a very extravagant pope?
58781. Which much-hailed sporting record of 1964 was doubled in 2005?
58783. Are women allowed to become the US President?
58784. In a little over 30 years, only 3 musicals were nominated but did not win the Academy Award for Best Picture. What were their names?
58785. Which countries have no capital?
58786. Which country has had the same capital for the longest time?
58787. She is the older sister of two, and she supposedly has a brother called William. Since leaving Detroit, she has recorded a third album. Who is she?
58788. Can anyone tell me the name of the rock/metal song that came out in the late 80's, early 90's maybe that began with sound effects that sounded like a spaceship or an arcade game(synthesizer maybe)?
58789. It is a Jewish public fast day today - the 9th of Av. Today Jews around the world mourn (among other things) the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem, the first at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, the second at the hands of Titus of Rome. Which Babylonian official actually razed the first Temple to the ground? And who was the Roman emperor at the time of the second destruction?
58790. This anthropological/social research project, employing non-scholar volunteers, began in 1937, lasted until the early 1950's, and provided particularly interesting information about the war years in a certain country. In 1981, it was revived by a university. What is it?
58791. Which author contributes the most stories to the Royal Diaries series?
58792. From where does, "What light through yonder window breaks", emanate?
58794. What is the geographical significance of "The Spot" in Randwick? Originally posted by someothername as (#58793)
58799. What body of water is described as larger than a brook but smaller than a river? Creek? Stream?
58802. Of all the patents that have been registered around the world which single patent has resulted in the greatest commercial profits?
58803. In the entire world, how many individual land masses are officially classified as Islands?
58804. Terry Deary wrote the Horrible Histories book, The Wicked Histories of the World. Who was credited with the illustrations?
58805. Do all countries have an anthem?
58806. Is actor Christopher Walken really running for U.S. president in 2008?
58807. In mid-August, nearly a millennium ago, a king died in battle. Almost 600 years later, the obscure events surrounding his death inspired a great work of literature. Who was the king, and what is the work?
58809. How are a play about the theft of Apollo's cattle, a newly discovered ancient poem about old age and the Gospel of Thomas connected to a mythological fish that ate part of a god?
58812. If I were to place two 10 megohm resistors in series across a voltage supply, and measure the voltage drop across each with a single voltmeter, the sum of the measured voltage drops will always be less than the source voltage. How is this possible given Kirchoff's voltage law?
58813. This work of literature has been translated from Latin and was written almost half a century after the main storyteller's death. Although rather sketchy, it holds accounts of a famous adventure, which some believe the sea-dweller discovered a well known place nearly a thousand years before a well known explorer. Involving a big fish and a crystal tower, what was the name of this publication, and who was the main protagonist?
58814. Why are white rhinos so called when they are not white?
58815. What do over 40% of most people do when they come to visit or come to a party at your house?
58816. What is the most common name boat owners name their boat?
58817. In an attempt to shorten the war against Japan, the USA planned to use the nuclear bomb on which two Japanese cities?
58818. What is a Bufori?
58819. How many paintings are there in the Lourve?
58820. Of which famous Italian bordertown can the name also be written in four letters none of which represents a vowel?
58821. The record for the longest throw of an object without any velocity-aiding feature is 1,401.5 ft., which was a boomerang thrown on March 15th 2005 at Murrarie Recreation Ground, Queensland, Australia. Who threw it?
58822. At what theater is the musical “Mamma Mia " showing in Phoenix, AZ?
58823. Why, when boxing, did the old time boxers constantly flick their noses with their thumbs?
58824. How did actor David Lawton, Crossroads' Mr Booth, die?
58825. Where will the 2006 Speedway World Cup be held?
58826. Why do smokers often "pack" a new pack of cigarettes?
58827. If 640 were Italian, 231 were German and 91 were Turkish then how many were Spanish?
58829. How was significant history recently made in the White House?
58830. This important artist served as a Civil War correspondent and illustrator for a still much-respected American magazine. Following his war experience, he based some of his best-known paintings on his illustrations. Who was he, and what is the magazine?
58831. A chick and a half laid an egg and a half in a day and a half. How long does it take for it to lay a dozen?
58832. Which playwright, whose most famous play had "woods" in the title was ultimately felled by a tree? What had he just been watching and which phobia was related to his death?
58833. Old Spice had a Red Zone Body Wash President election last November from among 17 college students across the country, who won and from what school?
58836. If I mix, say, 5 moles of ethanoic anhydrate with 10cm of water, will the molarity be changed, or will there still be 5 moles of the ethanoic anhydrate?
58837. Is the film Vera Drake based on a true story?
58838. Back in 1960's there was a cartoon, it was filled with super heroes battling the forces of evil. Diaper Man was one of them. Name the rest of the super heroes and the name of this cartoon.
58839. What was the name of the first Rhesus monkey to enter space?
58840. At what theater is the musical “Phantom of the Opera" showing in Houston, TX?
58841. Name all the animals that are considered to be big cats?
58842. What program did 7-Zark-7 appear on?
58843. Why do so many artists have hidden tracks on their cds instead of just listing it on the song list?
58844. What is a Morgan?
58845. Can horses be sick?
58846. If you were stranded alone on a deserted island would it be safer to drink sea water or your own urine?
58847. What are the ten commandments of cross examination?
58848. On the occasion of the second wedding anniversary what would a loved one traditionally present to that special someone?
58849. Who said 'Make the most of your regrets. . . . To regret deeply is to live afresh.' ?
58850. It was introduced into the English language from a character in a play from the 18th century. It was, however, derived from a French term. It has a similar meaning to a word attributed to a certain 19th century clergyman and his worms, although slightly differing concept. What is the word, what was the name of the play and can you give a few examples of what this word describes?
58851. Lionel Rose had a hit song with "Thank You" but what was his other claim to fame?
58853. When and why was any cat first called Tiddles?
58854. How did tank top shirts come to be so named?
58855. In what Broadway theater is the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” currently playing?
58856. How many seasons and episodes are there for the Power Rangers Series?
58857. To anyone who is familiar with the early 90's song "Winds of Change" by Scorpion, what is the song actually about?
58858. How do the arrangements of numbers and letters on regular license plates (not the personalized kind) come to be?
58859. What is Wabi sabi?
58860. Who is the goddess of spiritual love according
to Greek mythology?
58861. It has often been said that "money is the root of all evil." However, that quote is not entirely correct. What is the correct quote, and where can it be found?
58862. So England lost to Denmark 4-1. But who did Malta play, and what was the score tonight?
58864. This non-practicing physician is most famous for giving his name to a practice much-derided today, but which was once praised by a famous poet as a great service and an appropriate means of putting something important into the hands of "intelligent and imaginative children." Who was he?
58865. In what circumstances, if any, is it customary to spell out "Mister" in full, apart from jocular uses of the word?
58867. It was recorded in 1951 and named after a minor character in a 1953 film. Since then it has been included in various films from "A Star is Born" to all six Star Wars movies and some say it can be distracting when you are aware of it. What is it?
58868. What is the greatest length of time a clock mechanism has ever run for on a single winding?
58869. What animal is hunted the most to make fur coats?
58870. What is the connection between a European archeologist and explorer, a Middle Eastern storyteller and an African American comedian?
58871. During the 19th century a peasant uncovered four ancient works of art. An archaeological expedition purchased one of them. A King gave it a name and then gave it to a museum in which it still resides. Over 2000 years old, what is unusual about the name it has considering what the work of art has missing?
58872. This Renaissance artist took his surname from the town he was born. A court painter and then town mayor he later became famous for royalty portraits. Who is this artist, and what was unusual that happened to one of his nude paintings, which has now been rectified?
58873. What is Wasabi made of?
58874. Who was Quick Draw McGraw's guitar wielding look-a-like?
58875. I want you to look for an animal that is found below your feet in several UK locations and then I want you to tell me a feature that unites only four of these?
58876. At what venue is Cirque du Soleil-Varekai playing in Concord, NC?
58878. Which countries have the same national anthem, or at least the same melody?
58879. Carole Jackson wrote the book Color me Beautiful as well as Color for Men, so am I to assume that Color me Beautiful is just for women?
58880. What are considered the most prestigious boarding schools for children in the UK?
58881. What one significant action was different with Benedict XVI's current foreign visit compared to John Paul II's foreign visits?
58882. A certain (non-Parisian) martyr, in the almost inevitable way of his kind, picked up his head after his execution, tucked it under his arm, and traipsed off home. Today, the site of his once-isolated residence is a much-visited complex that offers important works of art and the burial place of the creator of one of the most famous figures in children's literature. Who was the martyr, what is the complex, and who was the writer?
58883. In a certain Northeaster US State, there is a natural feature that has something in common with a similar natural feature in the United Kingdom. Can you name the two natural features and the names of the things that makes them similar? Hint: Stories of the one in the NE USA date back to 1609.
58887. Which garment is misnamed by about a factor of 13 1/3?
58888. Which animals annually consume the most food relative to their own mass and which consume the least?
58889. What satirised the life of a founder of a UK chain of shops but saved the life of Bart Simpson?
58890. Who is the tallest player ever to play in the NBA ?
58891. I know the boat in the 2005 film 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' floated on the chocolate river, but what was the boat made of?
58892. I am hoping that someone may know the lyrics of a song that goes something like this..
"Some call me William
Some call me Bill
If you are a nice guy you can call me Will etc?
58893. What percent of Australia's population is estimated to be descended from former inmates of British penal colonies?
58894. Achieving notoriety in the film "It Started With A Kiss" and became even more famous six years later in a TV series. I am referring to...?
58896. Why does the skin disorder Acne by in large affect many more teenagers than adults?
58897. A certain actress, who stars on a series that has its series finale Sunday, August 21, 2005, named her son for an Australian poet. Can you name the actress, the show, the poet, and a famous poem by that poet? Don't get confused by musical instruments.
58898. Map question #1: which directions do the even highway interstates go, and which way do odd high way interstates go (east, west, north, or south)?
58899. Why would it not be wise to go to the Roman Empress Agrippina's house for supper (especially if you are on her bad side)?
58900. What Russian literary figure do some people believe to be almost as unfortunate as the Baudelaire orphans?
58901. What were the requirements for chimney sweepers in the 1800s, and what were some ways of keeping these requirements?
58902. A pitcher is pitching a perfect game, and with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, the batter hits a fly ball to center. The centerfielder, in his excitement, drops the fly ball. The batter tries to get to second, and the centerfielder guns him down. Does the pitcher get a perfect game, no-hitter, or neither?
58903. Miraculously whisked out of danger and its original location by heavenly beings, it was bestowed upon a nice little hill town, where a famous architect (and some not-bad artists) eventually provided it with a suitable setting. What is it, who was the architect, and can you, by any chance, find a painting that illustrates the "miracle"?
58904. In 1990, what entertainer was issued a pistol permit by NYPD, after receiving death threats?
58905. What was Bob Dylan's biggest commercial hit?
58906. US TV has often bought the rights to British sitcoms and recast them, frequently making them into a shadow of the original. But which US sitcoms have been bought and remade for British television?
58907. Why was the youngest sister on "Family Matters", Judy Winslow, suddenly taken out of the show after season 4?
58908. What famed child TV star tried to sell one of his teeth on ebay and how much did it sell for?
58909. What one thing, specifically, do Charla Faddoul, Rachel Love Fraser and Duncan Nutter have in common? Hint: it isn't what they did separately.
58911. When was the baby carriage invented and whom
was it intended for?
58912. Is it officially part of the Muslim religion they have to spread the word and convert as many others as possible, and secondly is there any reference anywhere that it's the only valid religion?
58913. What creature on this planet has the strongest bite force of any creature that exists today?
58914. What is the meaning of the title "Angela's Ashes" in the autobiography of Frank McCourt?
58915. Why does Chick-Fil-A always close on Sundays?
58916. Who named the Northern Lights "Aurora Borealis" and why?
58917. In the book "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" how many characters are said to wear eyeglasses?
58918. What specifically connects the songs "No Regrets", "Be My Baby", "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?", "(Pride) In the Name of Love", "Running Bear", "Another Day In Paradise", "Crazy In Love", "You're So Vain" and "We Are Family"? [Explaining the link in each case, of course]
58919. This archaeologist and historian wrote the novella on which a certain composer's best-known opera was based. Who was he, and what is the opera?
58921. Today I went on the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world. In what amusement park was I and what was the name of the coaster?
58922. In the NBA, what does a lottery protected draft pick mean?
58924. What is a seven letter word for "a cotton fabric with patterns of white and coloured checks with [m] as seventh word?"
58926. Which video is a variation on the Pied Piper theme?
58927. What is the anti-derivative of logex? I know the derviative is 1/x but can't work out the anti-derivative.
58928. What did British soldiers mean by "Gertie Wears Velvet" during World War One?
58932. From the following, who introduced the famous Persian festival of Nauroz in India: Balban, Iltutmis, Firuz Tughlaq, or Alaud-din-khilji?
58933. Which is the biggest Indian harbour: Cochin, Chennai, Goa, or Kolkata?
58934. In India the Fifty paisa coins are: full bodied money, limited legal tender, unlimited legal tender, or legally convertible?
58935. Who holds the World record for continuous playing Trivia?
58936. In what recent popular movie did a minor but colorful character say the line, "I have peed my pants and there is nothing anyone can do about it!" before killing himself?
58937. How much does a gallon of crude oil weigh, in US terms?
58938. Domestic sporting competition - any competition that is not played between teams from many countries, such as the European Champions League soccer; the competition can have teams from more than one country though, eg any of the North American competitions (NBA, NHL etc).
What is the longest road-trip (by distance) in any domestic sporting competition?
58939. August 21 is the anniversary of the beginning of an event that, much later, inspired a highly-controversial novel by an esteemed American author. What was the event, and who is the writer?
58940. What is the definition of "shanks's pony"?
58942. Why must trucks be weighed at weigh stations along the highway, what is the point?
58943. What is with this egg-headed guy at the top right?
58944. Minkus was the smartest kid in 6th grade on "Boy Meets World." He then disappears for years, and reappears in time for graduation, where he and Topanga are fighting over who will be valedictorian. So where was he all those years?
58945. When was the word "country" first used to mean a political entity and which areas would then have been referred to as "countries"?
58946. Besides Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler has anyone else led or sent an army to invade the land of their birth?
58947. About how many teat pulls are required on average to produce a gallon of cow's milk?
58949. This Roman Emperor helped celebrate a major milestone in Roman history and it was documented in many publications including one famous one. What was the milestone, who was the emperor, and which modern day currency is he depicted on?
58950. The name of this disease was derived from a poem written by a doctor. Who was the doctor, what is the disease, and what other disease is this doctor famous for describing?
58952. When was the lion first used as a symbol of British royalty?
58953. In Harry Potter, the house colours for Gryffindor were red and gold. For Slytherin they were green and silver. What were the house colours for Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff?
58955. What was the population of the world before and after World War II, and how many Jews died in the war?
58956. Where is Frey Bentos?
58957. Where is the secret sidwalk?
58958. On August 22, nearly a century ago, a startling discovery was made at a major cultural institution. A poet and a painter were questioned and released, and two years passed before the mystery was solved. What was the discovery made on that summer day, and who were the poet and the painter at first suspected of involvement?
58960. What American athlete although shot in the back still returned to win a major sporting event?
58961. In the late seventies, construction workers discovered this fifteenth century treasure that was believed to have been buried prior to the destruction caused later by Spanish conquistadors. What did they find, who was it supposed to represent and what does its name translate to?
58962. What is it that women do nearly twice as much as men?
58963. Where is the world's most expensive toilet and how much is it worth?
58964. Where are the world's smallest fire engines to be found?
58965. Who first termed the phrase "you're going to have to pay the piper" and where?
58966. Who first came up with the idea that there should be a League of Nations?
58967. Who married the mother of his famous father's ex-wife? [There may be several answers to this but I hope not]
58968. The first hardback print run of which 1950s novel used an unusual but rather appropriate binding material?
58969. When running, which animal's feet hit the ground with the greatest frequency and what is that frequency?
58970. What knot does Violet Baudelaire frequently use in her inventions?
58971. Why during the 1920s did MLB games that were tied at the end of 9 innings not go into EI but end in official ties?
58972. How many golf courses are there in Britain?
58973. How high is the crossbar in Rugby?
58974. Which three countries have sent a team to every Summer and Winter Olympics?
58975. Who was the teacher that loved bananas and had a moustache that Violet had in Room 1 from "A Series of Unfortunate Events"?
58976. What was the name of Esso's "Tiger in the Tank"?
58977. In ancent Egypt, were there any animals mummified besides cats?
58978. What is the name of a commonly used approach to measurement, characterized by measurements like centimeters and milligrams?
58979. What are the values of the salaries of, respectively, the British Prime Minister and the American President?
58980. Who are the current Extreme Ironing team world champions?
58981. This poem was inspired by Ramses II, by the writings on the Paris obelisk and the massive fallen statue of Ramses at Thebes. The name of the poem came from one of Ramses II's Greek names. Name the poem please.
58982. Who are the famed German siblings responsible for a coded fairy tale called "Hansel and Gretel"?
58983. What are the main differences between radio stations east of the Mississippi River and west of it, and why?
58984. To whom did J.K. Rowling dedicate "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"?
58985. Which one of the following players never pitched for the New York Yankees: Gaylord Perry, Bert Blyleven, Jim Abbott, David Cone, or Phil Niekro?
58987. To whom did J.K. Rowling dedicate her book "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"?
58988. The following 2 clues will lead you to the names of 2 bands - sometimes the words in the answer to the clues are spelled differently from the actual answer but they are pronounced the same!
1. Tree and boat anchors
2. Needed for fishing and a tartan
What are the names of the bands? Thank you.
58989. This character in a work by a famed 18th-century philosopher is best-known for optimistically believing that all events happen for a positive and predetermined reason. His name was attached to a paradigm coined by certain scientists, who argued against it in their conception of accidental and seredipitous development and adaptation. Who is the character, and of what other philosopher is he considered to be a caricature?
58990. What son of a famous writer - who would later become a minor literary figure himself - nearly machine-gunned himself to death in 1958 while with the British military in Cyprus?
58992. This peculiar monument has an interesting offering of advice inscribed on it in many obscure languages. Its origins seem to be mysterious, yet man-made alterations have increased the popularity of the site. Where is this monument, what is the message it gives, and what is unusual about the centre of it?
58994. Who was the first astronomer to study solar rotation?
58995. What is the name of Sherlock Holmes' dog?
58996. Which cities have the highest murder rates in Eastern and Western Europe respectively?
58998. What kind of covering did Michealangelo's 'David' have over his unmentionables, and was the covering ever removed?