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Questions From Nov 11 05
60502. Who is the only non North America born player named the playoff MVP in the NHL?
60503. In the human body what is the sternocleidomastoid, where is it located and what is its function?
60504. What word is used to describe the killing of a member of one's own military unit by lobbing a grenade into the victim's tent in order to make it look like and enemy action?
60505. There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?
60506. What famous NHL coach shares his name with a body part?
60508. What connects one of the stars of "The Lost Boys" with a former First Consul of the French Republic?
60510. What is the title of Jet’s debut EP, self-released in Australia in 2002, then released by Elektra in the U.S. in 2003?
60511. What is the most poisonous fungus?
60512. In what European areas do wild monkeys live?
60513. How heavy was the biggest snail, and, knowing that, how big was it?
60514. I received the following - if anyone can help it would be appreciated.....
I'm trying to learn basic biographical information about Olga Forrai, an opera singer in the US in the 1930s. But I can't get anywhere with it. Can you possibly help, or perhaps give me a clue where I could find help with this question? Any clue at all would be much appreciated.
60515. Joe Namath, quarterback for the New York Jets in the 1970's, owned part of a restaurant/bar in New York City. Can you give me the name and street location of the restaurant?
60516. Who created the imaginary place Atlantis?
60517. Who created the imaginary place Ishmaelia?
60518. Who created the imaginary place Luggnagg?
60519. How many was the biggest amount of heads on one sunflower?
60520. What type of paint was used by most European artists before the introduction of oil paint?
60521. In 'Pulp Fiction' Jules and Vincent are sent to bring back a "very important" briefcase. What does this briefcase contain?
60523. What was Bill Gates' SAT score?
60524. The biggest dog on record was how big?
60525. What 20th century group of artists was the first to exhibit so-called "found objects" as "art objects"?
60526. What percent of the Ford F-150 Heritage Truck is American?
60527. Why is al fresco painting better suited to countries like Italy and Spain than to countries such as Britain and the Netherlands?
60528. What term do Italian art historians use to refer to their fifteenth century?
60532. What colour is Nancy Drew's car?
60533. Whose Broadway role in Annie Get Your Gun won him the ?crime fighter, lifeguard and cowboy gay fantasy trifecta,? according to Jon Stewart?
60534. Supposedly created sometime around 700 years ago, this herbal 'recipe' book also sports some intriguing astrological charts. Who made the discovery of the book, why is it notorious, and what is happening with the women in the bathtub?
60535. What show-biz legend was dead for only six months when FBI released 1,275 pages of files on him?
60536. Which creature can weigh as much as a ton with up to a half of that weight in females being made up of its eggs?
60537. What was the name of the Warner Bros movie involving ferrets and directed by Tim Burton?
60538. Which infamous character hanged, as is popularly believed, or fell and burst open, depending on which part of a famous book you read?
60539. Who successfully sued the "seventh Python" and who was successfully sued by him?
60540. Who got the shakes whenever his blanket went through the wash?
60541. Whence "face the music"?
60542. What are the names of the Warner brothers, the original owners of Warner Bros Inc?
60543. How many times has the song 'Walk On By' been released by different artists?
60544. Does the 'guay' ending on Uruguay and Paraguay mean the same thing?
60545. It is less than a foot wide, is found in thousands of households and works thanks to a mixture of powdered aluminium and plastic beads. What is it?
60547. What is considered the oldest beverage that was created by humans?
60548. Here's a question to sink your teeth into...
What connects one of the stars of "The Lost Boys" with a former First Consul of the French Republic, who was born on one of the Mediterranian islands before it became part of France?
60549. In the Spring of 1945 a bizarre semi-cordial meeting took place between Heinrich Himmler and the head of the World Jewish Congress. What was the purpose of this strange meeting and what did it accomplish?
60550. When calculating the gravitational force between two objects, this force changes as a function of the radius as the other variables remain constant. However, when attempting to calculate the time it takes for an object to reach another when the net force is gravity, a problem arises in trying to calculate the net force, as the radius is always changing; this in turn causes the acceleration to change. Is there any way to calculate the time an object takes to reach another with given masses and a given initial velocity and radius?
60551. Rev. William Buckland, a 19th-century geologist, was known for his many oddities. Among them was his desire to eat one of every species of animal. He found some merit in almost every species he ate, except one. What animal did Buckland not like to eat?
60552. Who was M.A. Jinnah?
60553. What do the following names have in common: Sarvath, Sayako, Hana, and Astrid?
60554. Have any names of female gladiators come down to us from the times of the Roman Empire?
60555. What part of Paris? Left Bank was named for the language spoken by its medieval scholars?
60556. What West Point graduate and World War I veteran founded a corporation in the 1920s?
60557. What game has a "Tornado Blaster" card?
60558. What does the term "jumps the shark," used to describe an episode from a television show, mean?
60559. What modern nation maintains the most relations with other nations that are friendly?
60560. Did CÚline Dion's "Beauty and the Beast" song, a duo with Peabo Bryson, reach number 1 in the US on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?
60561. John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States, loved to do what in Potomac River?
60562. About only how much percent of Hollywood's output is G-rated films?
60563. How many calories does Hardee's Monster Thickburger have?
60564. What do most actors have that Bill Murray doesn't?
60565. Does the blue part of a Pepsi symbol go on the top or bottom?
60566. Doubling the name of the latest winning entry gives a previous year's winner. Other previous winners include a European capital, a letter of the alphabet and the history of a Greek letter. Winners of what?
60567. Re Q#60558 - Was the Fonz waterskiing or riding his motorcycle when he "jumped the shark" on Happy Days?
60568. Is the sentence "I'm fatter than last year." meaning "I am fatter now than I was last year." grammatically correct?
60569. What Supreme Allied Commander in Europe did West Germany’s Red Army Faction attempt to assassinate in 1979?
60570. Where would you find an Imp with horseradish and chicory?
60571. Where would you find a mole with a foxglove and a tornedo?
60572. Where would you find a Goblin with a beetroot and a blue bird?
60573. What words contain the sequence -ntr- that are seven letters or less? Ex: eNTRy
60575. What is the name of Mcgruff's nephew?
60576. What is the difference between a food chain and a food web? Also, could anyone provide an example of a food chain that has at least three steps and includes humans?
60577. Using an example, explain what a food pyramid demonstrates.
60578. What is a food chain?
60579. When is the cut-off release date for Academy Award entries in any given year and how long is it before the first nominations are announced? Are they voted for by the same people that decide the winners?
60580. Is there any record of a monarch having ever used a swan as toilet paper?
60581. Where are the New York Jets hoping to build their new stadium?
60582. In 1918 a small group of future Nazis created a secret society, whose members later included Hitler and Himmler. What was it called?
60583. This ancient Germanic symbol was marked in the middle of the floor at Wewelsburg, Himmler's SS castle, in the North Tower, and it was on this symbol Himmler wished to be buried. Which?
60584. What is the name of Auburn's shopping mall?
60585. Who is the shortest player on the NBA's Denver Nuggets basketball team, and what is his height?
60586. What movie did Ewan McGregor get in character for by shaving his head and shedding 30 pounds?
60587. Who was the extraordinary Russian pianist, one of
the greatest technicians of all time, who died on stage in 1951 playing Grieg's piano concerto with
Ormandy and the PHO?
60588. Which Washington Wizards head coach resigned only hours after the end of the 2000-2001 season?
60589. What was the name of the volcano that erupted in Sicily in 1972?
60590. Why is '0' in tennis called love?
60591. Do you know the real names of the famous conductors Eugene 0rmandy and Bruno Walter, and violinist Josef Szigety?
60592. Can anyone help me find the lyrics to the songs in the Christmas 2003 episode of "Two Pints Of Lager and A Packet Of Crisps'? (The musical episode called 'When Janet met Johnny')
60593. Who or what group originally said, "Put the horses in the wagon, it's all downhill from here"?
60594. Why was the title of the first Harry Potter film changed from "Philosopher's Stone" to "Sorcerer's Stone" for American viewers?
60595. In the Simpsons kitchen, what is the shape of the cookie jar?
60596. Is there a certain time after which the neuron connections in your brain will not wither away, or will not using any of your neural connections for a certain time "erase" that connection so you have to rebuild again?
60597. What game has a "Becalmed - Lose next two turns" card?
60598. Why do buses open their doors when crossing railroad tracks?
60599. Which children's character happens to share his name with the Inuit word for a bank of ice and what language does he speak?
60600. What group of Italian painters is famous for its use of "atmospheric" rather than "linear" perspective?
60601. What was the name of the French frigate with which Bonnie Prince Charles reached Eriskay on 23d July 1745?
60602. What was Bonnie Prince Charles' famous reply when he was told by local clansmen in South Uist that his plans to invade Scotland were doomed to fail and that it would be much wiser for him "to go home"?
60603. Why in some countries such as Canada is the word "lieutenant" pronounced as "leff-tenant"?
60605. What are the five majors on the LPGA tour?
60606. What links Italian dagger and young cat and resident of, for example, Havana and raised flooring?
60607. What famous ship's Oslo Museum is said to look like "a Polynesian restaurant in a strip mall"?
60608. Which British detective writer’s works did the Soviets ban because he dabbled in the occult?
60610. How many games has the Michigan Wolverines lost at home in one season, in its history?
60611. How many years since Michigan Wolverines lost more than two games in one season at home?
60612. Why is the college football game between Auburn University and The University of Alabama called "The Iron Bowl"?
60615. When and where was steel (NOT the Bessemer process, but steel as such) invented and first produced in useful quantities?
60616. When did the U.S. Resident Alien card get the nickname 'green card', and are they really green?
60617. What is the speed limit on the Autobahn?
60618. On a golf course, what is the official name applied to both bunkers and bodies of water?
60619. Is it true that all three of the male stars of the show "Friends" have kissed each of the three female stars?
60620. What do you call a small brown or grey songbird?
60621. What do you call a person or company that acts for another?
60622. I am going from Grand Central to Madison Square Garden by subway. I am going to take the S to Time Square then take either the 8th Avenue or 7th Avenue line. Either one is just as easy. Which one will get me closer to MSG?
60624. Which NBA team has the best record of all time? (Combining every win and every loss in team history)
60625. What is another name for a messenger or diplomat?
60626. What year was the very first American Thanksgiving?
60627. How did the expression 'to go Dutch"come into being?
60628. When did women first begin to be called in slang "chicks" and why?
60630. Male American Pilgrims are often pictured wearing large hats with buckles on them. Did they really wear such hats and what purpose did the buckles serve?
60631. What were the names and numbers of every player on the 1997 Stanley Cup champions Detroit Red Wings?
60632. What was the name of the man who famously stood in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square?
60633. What does Helloween's 2003 album titled "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" mean?
60634. What Picasso biographer later achieved great success when he changed tack and tried historical fiction?
60636. Who once objected to having his life portrayed in a documentary, involving contact with the supernatural, which later turned out to be a publicity hoax, and what was his name before the one he has now which he made up himself?
60637. Barclays Bank are currently using the slogan 'Now there's a thought' in their advertising. What other company or product has used this line before?
60639. Where can one see DaVinci's 'Vitruvian Man'?
60640. Why do the English say "as cool as a cucumber"? Is a cucumber cool?
60643. When I'm typing I often combine two words together if the words share a common letter or letters. For example, 'both the' nearly always becomes 'bothe' and 'do you' sometimes becomes 'dou'. Is there a name for this kind of typo/error?
60644. What is the lowest temp ever recorded in Vinson Massif 4,897 m?
60645. Who was the Man in the Iron Mask?
60646. Recently it has been exposed that a fictitious word starting with the letter 'E' was deliberately placed in an dictionary for copyright purposes. What is this word, what did it supposedly mean, and which German word is given for cases of this description (Printing false information in encyclopedias etc etc) ?
60647. Many online quizzes and trivia lists claim that some or all of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon and the Duke of Welington suffered from epilepsy. Do we have any reputable source for this information that confirms this and if so, tells us how they coped with their affliction?
60648. Which injure more chidren: swings, climbing frames or trampolines?
60649. In the Harry Potter movies, who plays that ghost that lives in the girls' bathroom?
60650. What South American country was Gene Savoy poking around in, when discovered the lost city of Cajamarquilla, in 2000?
60652. Which NBA team plays its home games in an arena called ?The Hive??
60653. What are the two main scenes cut from the original Superman movie?
60654. What US state capitals are named after US presidents?
60656. What is Asia's population?
60657. What determines if a gene is recessive, dominant, codominant with another, incompletely dominant, etc?
60658. What percentage of Canadian citizens are transplants from the United States?
60661. What observable anatomical differences are there between the brains of men and women?
60662. Who has famously been compared to a "seasick crocodile"?
60664. What four words does Johnny Cash utter at the beginning of every show?
60665. In what year was the first World Cup soccer tournaments held?
60666. What U.S. state once named John Denver as its poet laureate?
60668. What are the five species of pest which the Talmud permits one to kill on the Sabbath?
60669. Which NFL team has played the most Thanksgiving Day football games?
60670. Is Harrod's the largest store in Europe and/or the world? Where does its name come from?
60671. After the Beatles broke up, how many known times did John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet face to face?
60672. What is methylmercury? How does it contribute to the biomagnification of mercury in organisms?
60673. What concentration of total mercury does Health Canada use as a guideline for determining whether commercial marine and freshwater fish are suitable for sale and consumption? How does the Canadian guideline compare with the guideline used in the United States?
60674. Why does Health Canada suggest that people restrict their consumption of shark, swordfish, and fresh and frozen tuna to no more than once a week? Also, could anyone explain to me why some people may be restricted to one meal per month?
60675. Also, in regards to #60674, why is canned tuna exempt from the consumption restrictions advised by Health Canada?
60677. In the Fruit of the Loom commercials what is that one that looks more like a vegetable? It looks really wierd, it's not the grape, banana, or apple.
60678. What game has a card that reads "Balloon Race Starts from Ball Park in Bowling"?
60679. On the front cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club's Band is a white bust of a man, who is the man that this is a bust of?
60680. Who campaigned for U.S. president in 1860 under the slogan “Land for the Landless”?
60681. What movie earned Clint Eastwood his first Oscar for Best Director?
60682. Which Russian cross country skier lost her gold medal after testing positive in a drug test during the 2002 Winter Olympics?
60683. Has any actor/actress appeared in both 'Dream Team' and "Footballer's Wives'?
60684. Where would you find a drink with two types of metal?
60685. Where would you find a tart and a cake with a drink?
60686. Where would you find a nut and a drink with a dressing?
60687. Besides Einstein, who else in history has been offered the leadership of a nation yet chosen to turn it down?
60689. A famous classical music composer and a famous player used to play chess every time they could. The player was good, but the composer was a first category one. Who were they?
60690. How does performing on gymnastic apparatus contribute to your physical fitness?
60691. The first is a scorcher, the second may be an ancient pilot, while others in the top ten include an ursine guard, a small goat, one that is ahead of the dog, the end of a river and falling. Which two parts of the body are also usually counted in this top ten?
60692. A 15th century explorer plucked trees for this passion, while an American President once crafted his congess campaign with compliments from it. One of the Marx brothers got his name by affiliation with it, and a well known phrase originated by dealing with it. What am I referring to?
60693. When was the last time two teams from the same state won the major championships in different sports? (Example: a team from the NBA won the NBA Championship and a team from the MLB won the World Series, both teams being from the same state)
60694. What Brit had to wait 21 years and 11 months between number one singles in the United States?
60696. Although they have been traced back thousands of years, the medieval variety were built in a way to encourage tax evasion. A smoke signal alerted the town gentlemen of fore-coming collectors and immediate dismantling was imposed. What are they?
60698. How much money per year do the Palestinians receive from the United Nations?
60699. Who beat "the rest of the world" in a chess game played over the Net and followed by at least two million people in 2000?
60700. What is the most recent place to be declared a city in the United States?
60701. In the play Macbeth, how is Macbeth the tragic hero? Can you guys give me a full explanation or some links confirming this?
60702. Why do the English drive on the left?
60703. What is the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain?
60704. Which two US states produce the greatest numbers of turkeys and cranberries respectively?
60705. From what time and exact place did the American Thanksgiving originate?
60706. Are thunderstorms more common on land or at sea? Given that ships have long been pointy objects sticking out of a relatively flat sea, why do we not tend to hear about lightning as one of the main hazards in nautical history?
60708. What Americans have achieved the rank of 5 star general?
60709. What United States president made the most vetos?
60711. One of the greatest and most famous violin teachers had very bad luck with his most gifted pupils. One of them died in a plane crash, another after a surgical intervention, and a third killed himself. Who was the master and who were his pupils?
60712. Today is Black Friday in the United States, considered the first shopping day of the Christmas season. When was this term first used to describe the day after Thanksgiving?
60714. In British coinage what is a "Gothic Crown"?
60715. What is the oldest known stained glass window still in existence?
60717. If I want to send a letter to somebody on Roosevelt Island in New York City, what city should I send it to?
60719. In reference to hitting stats in baseball, what does 'CS' stand for?
60720. How many of every 10 oil refineries in the United States did John D. Rockefeller once own?
60721. Who said, "He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that, he's all right," and who was he talking about?
60722. Is Uluru (Ayres Rock) the world's largest monolith, and if it isn't, what is?
60723. Does anybody remember how the candy bar "Twix" was called before it was called "Twix"?
60724. What is the longest time for a movie being in theaters?
60726. If I opened an English restaurant what dishes should be a must?
60728. What does Amarantine mean, as in Enya's album?
60729. I use WindowsXP on a Gateway computer. Has anyone heard of predictive text? I believe that's what it's called. You start an e-mail address and it finishes for you? I don't know how to do this to set it up. Can anyone help me?
60730. In the video of Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" does anyone know what movie clips are being shown?
60731. What bands started the names of music such as Metal, Grunge, Acid, Pop, and Rap?
60732. Who are the original and present members of Led Zeppelin?
60733. Can anyone tell me which season of Charmed Phoebe and Cole married in? Also which season was it when they separated?
60735. If you have a suntan because you are always out in the sun and you move to some place where you are not always exposed to the sun, will your skin get lighter or go back to the original skin color again?
60736. Which commercial airline provides its economy class passengers with the greatest distance between each seat and the one in front? Which provides them with the least?
60737. What is probably the most commonly misnamed piece of rock in the classroom?
60738. He invented a poetic form, a board game and a 3D puzzle as well as helping in Vietnam War negotiations and the design of an Olympic stadium. Who was he and with which solid of revolution was he associated?
60740. Despite being named after something that it doesn't contain, its chemical contents have been named for a latin word which claims it resembles something else, hence the chemical symbol it bears today. What everyday 'classroom' item is this, and how are sheep involved?
60743. Which role did these three actors share: John Gielgud, Rex Harrison, and Kenneth Williams?
60745. What is used in the preperation of an antibiotic, is also a common paint solvent, may be pertained as a smug sense of flattery, yet has nothing to do with the fruit it's named after, apart from the smell?
60746. Former NFL kicker Tony Franklin always kicked with a barefoot, what other NFL kickers did the same?
60749. What spiny British structure is topped by a 25-acre fabric roof?
60750. What is the title of Pink Floyd's most recent album?
60752. How many weeks did 'Last Christmas' by Wham stay in the UK charts?
60753. What is the name of Jim Reeves's seasonal song?
60754. Saint Nicholas is the national saint for which two European countries?
60755. What gives marzipan its characteristic flavour?
60759. Odd Man Out - Which of these words is the odd one out: Pain, Wain, Loin, Main or Coin?
60760. Which wood was used on the fire that first warmed baby Jesus?
60761. In which novel did we first meet Gandolf and Bilbo Baggins?
60762. What is the oldest game show known to man?
60763. What are the names of Pluto's newfound moons?
60764. Are there any hooved animals which can climb trees?
60765. Which fast food chain once advertised left-handed menu items?
60766. Could anyone provide definitions of "matter cycle" and "bioamplification"?
60767. Spurred by a cell phone commercial, what happens if an official has to leave a game?
60768. Which American group did the British Deep Purple emulate?
60771. What U.S. president was first to pardon a turkey?
60772. What U.S. president made Thanksgiving a national holiday?
60773. Who is the Greek sculptor who is considered to have created the prototype of the "blonde goddess" by making a famous statue based on the looks of his golden-haired mistress?
60774. Why do people kiss under a mistletoe branch?
60775. In 2005-06, Larry Brown began coaching his eighth NBA team, the New York Knicks. Name the first NBA team that Brown coached.
60776. What do the 1984 movie "Revenge of the Nerds 2: Nerds in Paradise" and the TV show "According to Jim" have in common?
60777. What was the first movie (and year) in which Jim Carrey played the lead role?
60778. During the Vietnam War US soldiers and marines often would write on their helmets. When did the US military outlaw this practice?
60779. How old was Rosa Parks when she got arrested for breaking the segregation laws on a city bus on December 1, 1955?
60780. Which actress, who was not quite as famous as her actress aunt, gave up her career and turned to politics, taking after her dictator grandfather?
60781. What New York City bar was the first gay site to be given National Historic Landmark status?
60782. What percentage of the 332 million folks connected to the Internet in 2000 lived in Africa?
60783. What does Buddy L, the name of the toy truck line, mean?
60784. What is said every week on Desperate Housewives episodes and is usually said by someone different each week?
60785. Who is the second most famous groundhog in Pennsylvania?
60786. How many hurricanes have ever hit the US between December and May?
60787. Are there any famous people whose original names can reasonably be followed with "by name" and "by nature"?
60788. Why does the water slow down just when it gets hot in the shower?
60789. During World War II spying in one's own country was usually referred to as the Fifth Column. What were the other four columns? [Originally #24292 - Deleted in error, answer has been lost.]
60792. The longest unbeaten streak in college football was how many games?
60793. What office product designed in Norway did patriotic Norwegians clip on their jackts to protest Nazi occupation?
60794. How many times has "All I Want for Christmas" been covered by different artists?
60795. What people were hung for crimes associated with John Wilkes Boothe's assassination of Abraham Lincoln?
60796. Is it true that bananas help you remember things?
60797. Did the Prophet Muhammad own slaves?
60799. What happens at the end of the last episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
60800. Which one of these characters doesn't belong on this list: Ariel, Bianca, Caliban, Cordelia, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Oberon, Ophelia, Portia, Prospero, Romeo, Rosalind, and Titania? No knowledge of Shakespeare is needed for the answer.
60801. Why does Scottish law have a third verdict - 'not proven' in addition to 'guilty' and 'not guilty', and are there other criminal justice systems that share this charcteristic?
60802. Who holds the record for the highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle, which was 268.831 km/h or 167.043 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, on October 3, 1995?
60803. What Art Deco showplace, nearly demolished in 1979, did New York City restore to its former glory in 1999?
60804. Who won the Daytona 500 in 1960?
60807. The current record for strikeouts in a 9-inning Major League baseball game is 20 (Clemens, Wood). What is the maximum possible by one pitcher in a 9-inning game?
60810. What is the difference between Santa Claus and Father Christmas?
60811. Who is currently the oldest living former heavyweight boxing champion?
60812. Considering it is over half a millenium older than the Great Pyramid of Giza, and well and truly a thousand years before Stonehenge, it appears that the alignment of the sun through the chamber was not coincidental. Where is this place, and what are the names of similar structures nearby?
60813. At what Kansas church was BTK an active congregationist of?
60814. What are the official rules governing alphabetizing titles such as "1776" and "32 Steps"?
60815. What are the swimming requirements at US Naval Boot Camps?
60816. What is the origin of the letter "schwa" and which languages actually use this letter?
60817. What was the name of the Brady Bunch's cat?
60819. What was Macbeth's tragic flaw?
60820. When was the first recorded parachute jump?
60821. What is the most recent black and white film to win the Oscar for the best picture? "Schlindler's List" was only 95% black and white so that is not what I am looking for. The Apartment?
60822. Who once dressed in drag to attend a female only 'mysteries' event for the sole purpose to dally with the wife of the current Pontifex Maximus, and who caught him?
60823. Why did the Shakers die out, and have any of their communities survived to this day?
60824. What is the capital of Montserrat?
60825. What is the record half time score in an FA Cup tie?
60826. Who used, or uses, this slogan - "A good name is better than promises"?
60830. Someone is trying to convince me that the Aurora Borealis would be frequently seen over England if it wasn't for light pollution. Can anyone here provide evidence one way or the other on this?
60831. What is the name of the second English theme song in "Magic Knight Rayearth"? It starts off "I hold the light and the darkness..."
60832. On 'Charmed' what power did P. Russell (Phoebe's past life) have before she was turned evil by Anton?
60833. Which one of the six Brady kids had their hair dyed for the show?
60834. They are named after musical instruments in French, after precious stones in Swedish and are often wrongly attributed to a Norwegian leading to a giant one being sculpted. Where have over 30 million of these objects been collected and why? [A picture of some or all of this collection would be nice]
60835. Did any aircraft serve in both the First and Second World War and if so are any such aircraft surviving today?
60836. Which living comic actor has a species of mammal named after him?
60837. Under what guidelines are children able to testify in court?
60838. What part of the present-day United States was called New Belgium in the seventeenth century, at a time when the modern state of Belgium had not even been created yet?
60840. What did Caesar cross to start a civil war in 49 BC?
60841. What budding children?s author signed his real name backwards as ?T.S. LeSieg? on school cartoons?
60842. What top Olympic sprinter started stumping for thyroid awareness after nearly losing her legs, hair and nails to Graves disease?
60843. Why was the celebration of Christmas at one time outlawed in England?
60844. What does the average household do 73 times a year that takes an average of 47 minutes?
60847. What is the safest number of times to use a disposable razor?
60848. What was banned in the world's very first aviation regulation?
60849. In what month are most babies born?
60850. Who composed the song "Happy Birthday to You"?
60851. The Seahawks (NFL) were in the AFC. When did they switch to the NFC?
60852. In 1972, the Miami Dolphins became the first team to go undefeated for an entire season (14-0). Which team was the first to beat the Dolphins after that season?
60855. In the NFL, what two teams have met the most times in the Super Bowl?
60856. What part of a foreign national connects woggles, the wheel of a ship and old-fashioned carpet beaters?
60857. Besides Joseph Joachim, who else arranged for violin and piano some of Brahm's Hungarian dances?
60861. What Tennessee college honors its namesake by calling its sports teams the Commodores?
60862. What memorable amphibian is known for singing ?Hello Ma Baby? with a top hat and cane?
60863. What do the initials "F.Y.R." stand for on a post-1992 map of Macedonia?
60864. What does opposite mean?
60865. Under the British honours system, can a deceased person be knighted?
60866. In current times, what is one's obligation(s) when honoured with knighthood?
60867. What country is the band Keane from?
60868. As depicted in the film, which infantry division of the US Army did Forrest Gump serve in in Vietnam? Hint, but not an obvious one: its insignia is called an "octofoil."
60871. How many people have won $1,000,000 on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'
60872. How were state abbreviations chosen and which state was the first to have an abbreviation?
60873. He gave up journalism for wood butchery and verse, once spent time nursing the wounded, and then got fired from a government clerical job for being the author of a scandalous poem. Who was it and what was the name of the poem that caused a stir?
60874. What is fire made of?
60877. The forerunner of the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services once decided to bribe a gardener of a certain Head of State to inject oestrogen into his food in order to make something drop off, to make him more vulnerable. Who was it and what didn't fall off?
60878. In British schools many are designated JMI which means Junior Mixed and Infants. Grammatically this should be Mixed Junior and Infants, as the other doesn't make sense as it implies the infants school isn't mixed. Why then is it the one still used?
60880. How do you calculate your overall college GPA?
60881. What connects a man who appears in the Christmas nativity story and a variety resurrected after 2000 years?
60882. I watched a movie with Dolly Parton as the lead actress. She played a singer named Ruby Diamond. She got killed in a car wreck and went to heaven and had to earn her wings. Does anyone know the title to this movie?
60884. What famed architect dismissed minimalism by noting: ?Less is more where more is no good??
60885. What is the capital of the Canary Islands?
60888. There are a couple of structures that have the phenomena of having clouds form inside and the experience of indoor rain, during rapid temperature changes. What are they?
60889. What theater producer was dubbed the ?Barnum of Broadway? and ?The Abominable Showman??
60890. When and where did a court of law first take the view that exceptionally severe domestic violence especially over a long period of time may justify a verdict (or plea) of manslaughter instead of murder?
60891. Having just seen the name again after many years, does anyone know the origin of the weird (in my opinion) name of Teddy Ruxpin (just the Ruxpin bit, of course!) It doesn't even sound like any language I've heard, more like something a computer generated?
60892. Whose world record in the decathlon was smashed by Tomas Dvorak in 1999?
60893. What does geysha (geisha) mean?
60894. What is the difference between eau de toilette and eau du parfum?
60897. How many prime numbers are in 1 through 100?
60898. Do any Protestant denominations believe in transubstantion?
60902. Which company makes the most money annually for their selling of invisible tape?
60903. Has a NFL team ever won a Super Bowl the season after losing it?
60904. How many digits are in the largest known prime number?
60905. What is the greatest sum of money which any person has lost through gambling?
60906. Which science fiction TV show used genuine footage filmed on another planet in its opening credit sequence? What links this footage to a well-known cartoon character?
60907. Has anyone ever been killed by the ball in a major league baseball game? If so when did it last happen and if not, why not?
60910. In the movie "Wag the Dog" what is the president's name and who plays him?
60911. In the movie "Wag the Dog" what exactly does Robert De Niro do for the president?
60912. What colorful cardboard scraps does a ?lotologist? collect?
60913. What?s the name of the fishing boat central to The Perfect Storm?
60914. At what age did Mary, Queen of Scots officially become Queen of Scotland?
60915. What links 'Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme,' Winnie the Pooh, and 6,272,640 square inches?
60922. Within the United States, what is the highest snow accumulation on record, and where?
60924. Which Beatles albums have sold the most copies (most to least)?
60925. Who was last minor leaguer to be killed by a pitched ball? This happened more than two decades after the Ray Chapman tragedy.
60926. "Some big hard-boiled egg gets a good look at a pretty face and bang, he cracks up and goes sappy." To whom do we attribute this famous line from a film and what year?
60927. Which rare human condition was first described in 1988 and is abbreviated to EHS?
60928. Who sings a song called 'Rudolph the Redneck Reindeer'? It talks about a meth lab, DUI arrest and he's from a trailer park.
60929. Is it a crime to fake your death? If so, what is the punishment?
60930. What modern English word for "a malicious type of talk" originally merely referred to "harmless family-talk among baptized siblings"?
60931. What Canadian did writer Cintra Wilson call the ?mutant child? of ?garishly self-absorbed diva? Barbra Steisand?
60932. What US Presidents have declined to seek a second term?
60935. What is the real name of the person who plays the character of Nellie in the film "Samantha, An American Girl Holiday"?
60940. Who created the wrestling hold the 'crippler crossface'?
60941. What was the first Jimi Hendrix album to crack the Top 10?
60942. What female jockey rode her first winner at Tampa Bay Downs in 1983?
60943. Besides France or any French colonies, what countries have used the guillotine?
60944. How much does Maggie cost in the opening scene in The Simpsons?
60946. What is the relation, if any, between the former head of Coca-Cola Robert Woodruff who has donated millions of dollars to Emory University to George Woodruff, who the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering is named after at the Georgia Institute of Technology, both in Atlanta?
60947. Does each American movie carry a different serial number, if so, who issues the number?
60948. How many issues of MAD Magazine have been published?
60952. What are kallikantzaroi and how do you get rid of them?
60953. The second biggest mass extinction was during which period: Cretaceous, Silurian, Devonian, Vendian or Permian?
60955. Who was the 14th leader of the Priory of Sion?
60956. What is a pooled fund where the entire fund goes to the last surviving participant called?
60958. When and where did Robert Oppenheimer say, "I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds," and exactly what was he quoting?
60959. In equine terminology, when it is said that a horse was "scoping" very badly, what does it actually mean?
60964. Which NFL season recorded the most sacks?
60965. Which NFL season recorded the most punt return touchdowns?
60966. Which NFL season recorded the most safeties?
60968. What computer game has a certain type of obstacle that looks like a green blob and is unique within the game in being the only obstacle that moves in a completely unpredictable manner? This computer game also has 149 levels and the only high resolution picture of the main character that is ever seen is at the very end of the game.
60969. Can a dog have offspring with a fox or coyote?
60970. In 'Star Wars, Episode Five' before Luke leaves to fight Vader, Obi-Wan says, "All hope is lost," but then Yoda says there is another. Who is Yoda referring to?
60972. Has a head of government ever taken time to do jury service while in office?
60973. A company once decided to boost its sales by incoporating legal deeds of land inside their product as a promotion. As this was so successful, a further promotion resulted in offering customers sand from a river with their purchases. Which company was this, and where was the land in question?
60974. Which bivalve, first discovered in the 1980s, has become one of the world's most destructive pests and how?
60975. The lyrics of which well known Christmas carol contain the name of one of the UK's best-selling 2004 albums?
60976. What is the difference between skim and no fat milk?
60977. What do the following people have in common: Cathy Rigby McCoy, John Jay, Henry Wells, Gustave Flaubert and Edvard Munch?
60978. They were two brothers, both composers. One of them played the violin and he's very famous. The other was a brillant pianist but almost unknown until today. The first died young. There's a famous Souvenir. Who were they?
60980. What Polish-born descendant of Hasidic rabbis was lauded as the ?last great Yiddish author??
60981. What superstitious former U.W. president and his wife changed their Bel Air address from 666 to 668 St. Cloud Road?
60982. What symbol did Carl Diem dream up to give the 1936 Berlin Olympics ?an ancient aura??
60983. How was the internet created?
60985. What non-English language does Danny Devito's character speak in "Other People's Money"?
60986. What "tasted like crap" in 'Barbarians at the Gate'?
60988. Which one is more famous or popular between Miss World and Miss Universe?
60989. Which NHL team was the last to win the Stanley Cup over two consecutive seasons?
60990. What does the saying "Never look a gift horse in the mouth" mean?
60991. What movie has the line "I'm going to kill you and I don't mean metaphorically I'm going to strangle you until you pass away"?
60993. In which famous poem does Selima bring about her own tragic downfall?
60994. If the pounds are disregarded, what is the average number of pence for an item on a supermarket shopping bill?
60995. Someone at work tells me he has heard that there are 15 different wild species of bird in the UK named after their call. I have a few in mind, but can anyone supply the full set?
60996. What telephone service makes a clicking sound derided by Miss Manners as ?incredibly rude??
60998. What miraculous Motown singer-songwriter did Bob Dylan call ?America?s greatest living poet??
60999. What Brazilian tennis star do fans cheer for en masse by screaming "Gu-ga, Gu-ga"?