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Questions From Feb 13 06
62501. In the 'Tomorrow' series by John Marsden, what are Lee's and Fi's last names?
62502. What Spanish bombshell took more trips on the Love Boat than any other guest star?
62503. What event at the 1900 Olympics was Michael Theato accused of taking a shortcut in?
62504. Who was the first deaf and blind person to receive a college degree?
62505. How many states in the US have a town or city named Valentine?
62506. What is the connection between a priest's garment and a horse riding nomad?
62507. What father/daughter act teamed up to make the Southern California ?Valley Girl? scene an international phenomenon?
62508. Who played Mama in the old TV series called "I Remember Mama"?
62509. What is the origin of the roulette wheel?
62510. At the 2006 NBA All-Star Game - to be played this Sunday at the Toyota Center in Houston - Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming will represent the hometown Rockets. Who holds the Rockets' team record for the most NBA All-Star Game selections?
62511. A famous writer once embarrassed himself by getting involved with two young ladies and some quite interesting photographs. Who was the writer, and what, exactly, did he get mixed up in?
62512. There are 5 of these in a teaspoon?
62514. Why do some clothes have collars?
62515. What is the most consecutive shutouts a goalie in soccer has ever gotten?
62516. What is the longest that a cut long stemmed red rose can be expected to stay fresh? What variety of rose and storage conditions are most likely to achieve this?
62517. Who does the Bible first report as having fallen in love?
62518. Which is the highest ski resort in each continent respectively?
62519. Does Crater Lake in Oregon ever freeze during the winter?
62520. Before the Holocaust, the Nazi considered deporting all Jews to what island? And why, specificaly, there?
62521. Why was Led Zeppelin's 'Houses of the Holy' banned in some European countries?
62522. The letter "x" represents a kiss in Valentine's Day cards. The letter "x" was once used to convey what message?
62523. Who is the now deceased former New Zealand Prime Minister who was compere for 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'?
62524. I have always heard of the Italian city mentioned and referred to as Turin, why now all of a sudden is NBC calling it by Torino, which I guess is the Italian version?
62525. What is the difference between a visa and a passport?
62526. Which record-breaking company set a 7-tonne world record in Madrid in 2004 and what was it?
62527. What Walter Scott feature has paraded through Parade magazine since 1959?
62528. What?s the birthplace of ?Stone Cold? Steve Austin?
62529. How many people are left-handed in Britain?
62530. What Republican hopeful raised eyebrows in 2000 by branding Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as ?agents of intolerance??
62531. What are the seven natural wonders of the world?
62532. What is the music for the laser dance (Vincent Cassel) in "Ocean's 12"?
62533. When somebody draws a 3D picture onto a piece of paper, in pencil, is the drawing 3D or 2D?
62540. Who wrote the Koran?
62541. Why are some people left handed?
62543. What is the purpose of a layout engine?
62544. Who was once quoted as asking a famous producer, regarding how one of his songs should sound, "Can you make it sound like an orange?"
62547. Who lost his head in 269 or shortly thereafter?
62548. What is the second shortest Bible verse, King James Version?
62549. While running through an alphabet in my head of UK hit songs with "love" in the title ("All You Need Is Love", "Baby Love", etc.), I found myself stuck on K,Q,V,X and Z. Are there any such UK top 40 hits starting with those letters?
62550. On average, on which days of the year is the Earth covered by the most ice and the least ice respectively?
62551. Whereas early elementary teachers [k-2] seem to have surpassed the insistance [prevelent in the US even as late as 1970] that students write with their right hands, has here been any noticable increase in the number of lefthanded people?
62553. What do you bury in a lachrymatory?
62556. What E-word denotes the process of scrambling encoded information with a password?
62557. What form of hockey is played with a two-pound brass puck?
What talk show host defined ?a two-pound turkey and a 50-pound cranberry? as ?Thanksgiving dinner at Three Mile Island??
62560. Which chain is Dunkin Donuts' closest competitor?
62561. What is the difference between ground coffee and whole bean coffee?
62562. What city is the polka band from in the movie 'Home Alone'?
62563. Was there ever a Carl's Junior Jr. Restaurant? This would have been a smaller version of the regular Carl's Jr. I think I saw one a while back somewhere in Hollywood or LA. I have a bet riding on this.
62565. Who is Mike Jones?
62566. What is cosher/kosher?
62569. This will be a tough poser because of the time factor. Does anyone know the make of car, a convertible, Boston Blackie drove on the early fifties TV series? It does not seem to be an American make.
62570. What popular television show features two famous friends, Lenny and Carl? Also, what are these characters' last names?
62571. Which Aerosmith song was redone as a rap hit 10 years later?
62573. How do you find the focal distance of a divergent lens?
62574. On the London Underground, what line is the tube station Seven Sisters found on?
62575. What bands did Tim Mcllrath of 'Rise Against' use to play in?
62576. What are the main ingredients of the popular Hungarian dish, goulash?
62577. Why specifically is one of Gloria Gaynor, Popeye, Iago, Eminem, Dido and God the odd one out and which is it?
62578. Were any of the Old Masters particularly notorious for making their sitters pose for objectionably long periods of time?
62579. Who was Dick Martin from Laugh In's first wife?
62580. The saying "It's as good as gold" means what?
62581. "I've walk where the wind blows, I've fought with the law, ten minutes passing, and you thought you'd seen it all." Who is the artist and what is the song's name that these lyrics come from?
62582. What is Lee's last name in the Tomorrow Series by John Marsden?
62583. What pugilist do hip-hoppers call the first rapper?
62584. What nation did Lockheed Martin share satellite info with, prompting a record $13 million U.S. state department fine, in 2000?
62585. What 1952 Cary Grant movie shares its title with a 1931 Marx Brothers movie?
62586. What animal has the longest tongue for its size and the stickiest saliva?
62587. What is the state mammal of Texas?
62588. Can anyone explain to me the mother analogy used by Coppleston to support his cosmological argument as put forward during the radio debate with Russell in 1947?
62589. What is the title of the book of which the first line is "Fasten your seatbelts, please"?
62590. What links Canterbury Cathedral, seven points in snooker and a defensive Yorshire opener?
62591. Why don't sheep shrink in the rain?
62592. Do insects have emotions?
62593. What were the baddies called in "Stingray"?
62594. What programme were the "ooglie googlie" men in, if they exist?
62595. Don Henley performed back up vocal for what artist before moving to Los Angeles?
62598. What does the Latin word "corona" mean? I need all definitions.
62600. What is a countersignature?
62601. A dog is killed in The Grapes Of Wrath. How is the dog killed?
62602. When did Shrödinger's cat die?
62603. Are there words that describe speed reading skills for: across the lines, down the pages, and turning the pages?
62604. What is the remainder when dialectic and grammar are subtracted from trivium?
62605. What is the name of the theme song for "CSI: New York"?
62606. What is the earliest extant example of the sign of the cross?
62608. Who was the first person to wear a ring in the Bible?
62609. Did Michael Jackson really have to cancel a show halfway through once due to diarrhea?
62610. Who won the ESPY Award for female athlete of the 1990s?
62611. Is there any historical evidence to prove when elephants were first used in battle?
62612. When an idea is generated, which part of brain is at work?
62613. What is the average education budget of Africa?
62615. What blues rocker was the first musician inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a third time?
62616. What Hawaiian fruit has a yellow-green rind, apricot-colored flesh and black seeds?
62617. Who yelled, "Is that all you've got to show for seven and a half million years' work?"
62618. If a photograph is in a photo album, and another photograph is just exposed to the open air, will the one in the photo album "last longer" or is there no difference?
62620. On which river did Robert Fulton set afloat his first steamboat?
62621. Who is the oldest man and oldest woman to win an Olympic gold medal?
62622. Is it possible to write the number zero (0) in Roman numerals, and if so, how?
62623. Which British general and army-commander got killed in a battle on American soil in 1815, weeks after the war in which he fought had already been ended by a Treaty concluded on European soil?
62624. Which American Vice-President prided himself on having killed a famous Indian chief during his military career?
62625. In what role did "Old Betsy" take part in the battle of the Alamo?
62626. What is the 20/40 window?
62627. In addition to "Pinocchio" itself, what two book titles can be seen in the opening of the Disney classic "Pinocchio"?
62628. This deciduous tree has large, tear shaped glossy leaves, and in winter, exhibits both catkins and cones, but the catkins are more abundant. What tree is this?
62629. What king of Israel had 4000 musicians who praised the Lord with instruments the king made?
62630. Do alumni/alumnae, school-leavers and graduates refer to the same status both in the USA and the UK?
62631. What organisation in the United States is referred to, internally, as the Company?
62632. Where is the world's most famous failed mooring point for zeppelins?
62633. What was the most selling PS2 game of 2005?
62634. Why is the number 666 commonly associated with being satanic?
62636. Looking at amazon.com, most of the copies of William Shirer's Berlin Diary is like over 600 pages and costs $25 paperback, but I bought a copy that is hardback with closer to 480 pages, yet was only $10, did I happen to buy an abridged version, and also I thought hardbacks cost a lot more than paperback?
62637. How long does the longest song run for? Also, how short is the shortest one? Please identify the names of both songs and singers.
62638. Who is eligible to play for a country in the Olympic games? Citizens? Naturalized citizens? Long term residents? People who were born in that country but are now citizens of another country?
62639. I noted that Bermuda, Hong Kong, and the Virgin Islands are all fielding Olympic athletes. Under what circumstance can a territory/colony send athletes to the games? Would those athletes be eligible to play for the 'mother country', in this example UK, China, and the US?
62640. Are there any countries that tax church earnings and holdings the same as ordinary businesses?
62641. Who is the only solo recording artist to have his first three single releases reach number one on the charts in the US?
62642. On "Who's the Boss?" did Tony and Angela ever marry each other?
62643. What word describes the successful introduction of a plant or animal species into a non-indiginous habitat?
62645. In the Wild West what was a Peacemaker?
62646. Which countries have held the record for the world's longest road train?
62647. Which famous Australian record-breaker holds a post that was previously occupied by the grandson of a British Poet Laureate?
62648. An old tree, a pub, a football team, a foundry, a marshalling yard and Brian Epstein have all been suggested as the meaning of which pop music reference?
62649. Who is William Shatner, mentioned by Narrator in "Fight Club"?
62650. Has anyone other than Dennis Lillee used a cricket bat that wasn't wooden in an official match?
62651. Is this true that some chapters of Quran are taken as is from Torah, if yes, which one?
62652. Did Dick Martin from 'Laugh In' have more than two wives and, if so, what were their names?
62655. What is the origin/structure of the moon?
62656. What is the difference between a heliocentric and geocentric universe?
62657. What are the six main features of the sun?
62658. What is the difference between terrestrial planets and gaseous planets?
62660. Which has more calories, fruit or vegetables?
62662. What current modern rock artist once declined to become the drummer for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers?
62663. The title is extinct, but it was once associated with a prominent family in a certain U.S. state and gave its name to that state's best-known city. It also appears in the name of a novel by a man who is considerably more famous for another book; and, in turn, the novel supposedly gave its name to a rich dessert. What is it, who was that writer, and what was the surname of the prominent family?
62664. A derogatory term peculiar to Australasia becomes, when pluralised, an expletive associated with a certain cartoon character. What is the word, the Aussie meaning and the cartoon character?
62665. Are there words in American English that use the "re" sound as in the English manoeuvre and calibre without converting the pronunciation or spelling to the "er" sound?
62667. What does Tai Chi mean in English?
62668. What percentage of the NHL is made up of Canadian players, European players, and American players?
62669. How many bones do dogs have in their ears?
62670. When was the final episode of The Ultimate Fighter 2 shown on television?
62671. Normal arithmetic counts from negative numbers through zero to positive numbers, e.g. -2, -1, 0, -1, =2, etc.
But for some reason years from BC through to AD do not have a zero year. It goes 2BC. 1BC, 1AD, 2AD, etc.
Why is this? Was the inventor of the AD system simply a bad mathematician?
62672. In the TV series 'LOST' what game was the character playing in the mental institution that involved four discs in a row?
62673. How many pieces of wooden equipment are nesessary for a game of cricket?
62674. Which king earned his nickname by stopping wearing trousers?
62675. I am going to give you two nouns. The first word I give you is "Illyria". Illyria is a place of minsinterpreted love and occasional comedy. The next word I give you is "rose". A rose is often depicted as beautiful and becoming, though the thorns they bear are sharp and harmful. And, of course, no matter what you call a rose, it will still smell the same. The bond between these two nouns is that William Shakespeare chose to write about it. Can you tell me one play that features Illyria, a made up place, and another that has a short line of how a rose is sweet, no matter what the name?
62676. A certain emblem that many of us have seen a great deal over the past several days is a stylized interpretation of something in the vicinity of the event that the emblem represents. To what am I referring, by what was it inspired, and how is the inspiration being used today?
62677. What are mother and father in Japanese?
62678. How many years has it been since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday became a national holiday, and when was he assassinated?
62679. What unusual artist has a pencil for a nose?
62680. Which language most closely resembles German and which French?
62682. What space-based instrument found evidence proving the existence of black holes, in 1994?
62683. Who put the first blemish on Oscar De La Hoya?s once unbeaten pro boxing record?
62684. What low-budget musical celebrated 40 years of New York City shows, on May 3 2000?
62685. Is it true that "public schools" in England are what is referred to as "private schools" in the United States, meaning you actually have to pay to go to "public school"?
62688. What does Tai Kwon Do mean in English?
62689. Does China have slums or does it have all skyscrapers?
62690. I'm trying to find a particular chorale prelude of Bach's. The first notes of the melody are D-Eb-F, D-Eb-F (the second of these is syncopated). Does anyone know this particular piece, specifically its title?
Is gasoline the only thing that has a fraction of a cent included in the price?
62694. Why is the fraction in the price of gas $.009, and not any other fraction?
62695. What is the difference between comets, asteroids, and meteors?
62696. What makes a meteor shower?
62697. What kinds of probes do we send out in space? What is a spectrograph?
62698. What does Ninjitsu mean in English?
62699. What is the average length of time it takes for a British citizen to pass their driving test? (from the beginning of lessons, not from their 17th birthday)
62700. When is the next space mission to our moon? What is the goal?
62701. In the Simpsons episode 'Last Exit to Springfield' what is the original song that Lisa sings to? The lyrics are something like: So we march day and night, by the big cooling tower; they have the plant, but we have the power
62702. In the Simpsons episode 'Last Exit to Springfield' what is the song Lisa plays that Lenny requests? He mentioned classic i believe
62703. What is the etymology of the word "lasagna"?
62704. What food was discovered thousands Y.A., growing in the Andes Mountains in South America?
62705. The movie Maria Full of Grace stars a Colombian actress and is about Colombia, but the director is American, but was this an American made film or a Colombian made film?
62707. From what country did Air Supply originate?
62708. Which Spanish born band leader was the first to be married at Caesars palace ?
62710. Which is the only golf course south of Birmingham to host the Open Championship?
62711. What do they manufacture in Topeka Kansas that is 11.5 feet across, weighs 12.500 pounds, and cost over $50,000?
62712. Who is the actor who plays Johnny in the OC current series?
62713. What Jim Carrey movie has the line, "Corroding, corroding"?
62714. Ordination diagrams can be produced by what?
62715. Typographically, what are three stars?
62716. What's the Silver Stick game?
62717. In ?Woodstock,? what did Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young dream happened to the bomber jet planes riding shotgun in the sky?
62718. There are many human body parts named after people such as the islets of Langerhans or the Fallopian tubes. Which one person has given their name to the greatest mass of the average human body?
62720. In Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Darkover" series, how many hells do the Darkovans believe there are, seven or nine?
62722. Of the men who walked on the moon, how many are still alive?
62723. Are there any two-stringed instruments?
62724. What former National League home run king made his debut on the Senior PGA Tour in 2000?
62725. What Roswell Records rockers derived their name from the Air Force slang for a UFO?
62726. Does perfume go bad after you've had it for awhile?
62727. What product was the first photographic film used in still photography and motion pictures?
62728. What book's title simply means "the books" in Greek?
62729. What is the name of Uncle Buck's bowling team from the movie 'Uncle Buck'?
62730. Name something mistaken for a U.F.O.?
62731. What does 'Jeet Kune Do' mean in English?
62732. What is the legal driving age in California?
62733. Which state allows for the highest blood alcohol level, or put another way, which state allows you to be legally the most drunk?
62734. In the WWE what is The Animal's real name?
62735. Which US state has the youngest driving age?
62736. What was Depeche Mode?s first major hit in the U.S.?
62737. Which commercial product was the first to have a UPC bar code?
62738. What toy was original made for cleaning wallpaper?
62739. In which bat and ball game is it illegal to play a volley?
62740. I'm as happy as a sand boy! What on earth is a sand boy, and why would he be particularly happy?
62741. When was the British Parliament divided into the House Of Commons and the House of Lords?
62742. In World War II, what was known as the three-one thousand project?
62743. Does the discount clothing company's name TK Maxx mean anything?
62744. Why do AM and FM radio stations in the UK (and presumably worldwide) have to change their frequencies every 50 or so miles rather than keep one for the whole country?
62745. Recently, I have seen ice skaters perform to a famous piece of supposedly 18th-century music that was actually "reconstructed" from a mere fragment in 1945. It was also used in a film that raised the international profile of its director and lead actor, who has since become somewhat controversial. What is this piece, to whom is it usually attributed, who "reconstructed" it, and what was that film?
62746. What year did George Washington die, and why?
62747. How many Major League Baseball players (current and past) has the University of Maine produced?
62748. Who was the first U.S. President to smoke?
62751. Where is the highest point in the United States that is accessible by a vehicle?
62752. Due to the current controversy over the trade of a US port to a foreign country, if the US president is intent on getting something done, is there nothing Congress can do to stop it?
62753. What type of engine often uses steam, water or air to spin a rotor and power a generator?
62755. What prime-time sitcom did CBS repeat five times a week, in 1957?
62756. What horse was the last Triple Crown winner of the 1900s?
62758. Many rockers likened the voice to lead singer Dewey Bunnel in "A Horse With No Name" to that of another 1972 rocker: Who was he?
62759. What is the original name of the Lawerance Welk Show?
62760. What beverage was named for the type or mode of transportation used by the inventor?
62761. Which zoo gives its animals a two month rest each year from its guests by closing?
62762. Name the title of the first US copyrighted motion picture in 84?
62763. What was the name of the gang that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were once members?
62764. Are cars made with a tapered shape, wider in the front, and if so, how long has this been going on?
62765. What does "Fe'nos tol" mean?
62766. What countries allow smoking pot?
62767. Who is the archtect of the Gatehead Millennium Bridge in Durham?
62768. Why are pyromaniacs not treated with anti-inflammatory drugs?
62771. What does Ju Jitsu mean in English?
62772. In 1941, a policeman in Oxford scratched himself on a rose thorn and developed a life-threatening infection. He was given a new treatment. What was it, and what was the outcome of this experiment?
62773. In our solar system, which moon is closest to its planet (surface to surface), and which is the farthest from its planet? And how do these moons compare with ours as far as distance goes?
62774. Does anyone know what the songs of "Dead or Alive 4" are for all the characters?
62775. What is the first published use of the phrase "the gentle art"?
62776. "Rochester's criticism of Sedley is not without truth." Why?
62777. Before twisted by Hitler, the swastika was used as a religious symbol by various cultures. Has there been any determination as to why this symbol was used so widely? Also, was there a religion/culture identified as using it first?
62778. "Changes" was David Bowie's first U.S. RCA release. What was his first number one RCA hit?
62779. Neil Young performed with all of the following bands except which one: Poco, Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse or The Squires?
62780. What are the complete lyrics to the 'Galaxy Glue' jingle from the movie 'The Incredible Shrinking Woman'? They only play them over the closing credits.
62781. Satura, of which I'm sinfully replete, is what?
62782. "The voice is of a man best known in two great lands; A superstar? Well maybe not in the sense that you might think, An 'overlord of superstars' may be the missing link." Who is this?
62783. Are there any known tribes who refuse to join in modern civilisation and are totally self sufficient and who do not welcome visitors?
62785. When was the Bintang Kejora first raised?
62786. Which football league side has twice had managers leave it to become England manager?
62787. What literary magazine boasts a ?Word Court? column by ?World Police Commissioner? Barbara Wallraff?
62788. What New York City mayor instituted $50 tickets for jaywalking?
62789. How many of the eight players indicted during the Black Sox scandal were convicted?
62790. What year did Beck move to New York?
62791. What is the meaning of the word life?
62795. True or False: The Venus Flytrap plant has muscles like a mammal?
62796. In the United States we associate Foster's beer as Australian, Heineken as Dutch, etc., but are these drinks actually popular in their home countries, or due to local tastes do they prefer stuff we haven't even heard of?
62797. Who is the hero of Homer's Odyssey?
62799. What 1980's TV series was about a retired judge and his last case working as investigators of unclosed cases? Hardcastle & McCormick?
62800. Lake Echternach was the venue for what world championship?
62801. Does anyone know who the most well payed sportsman in Italy is?
62803. Who was the first military leader of N.A.T.O? General Wesley Clarke?
62804. In "Spider Solitaire" are the cards turned over at random or does the PC try to beat you?
62805. In the AWA, the team of Badd Company, Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond, was originally managed by whom?
62806. What specifically is the commonest sort of shell to wash up on the world's beaches?
62807. In what Oscar winning movie did an un-credited Kurt Russell dub the voice of Elvis Presley?
62808. What is "waqf" and "umma" in the Arabic language?
62809. What Floater song is thought to be inspired by a Stephen King movie?
62810. Has anyone heard of the band "The Shadows Four"?They are from Massachusetts, popular in the '60s. I'm looking for memorabilia.
62811. What is the highest selling PSP game?
62812. What is the highest selling video game ever?
62815. Among its many colorfully-descriptive compound nouns, the German language has one that means "excess weight gained from emotion-related overeating." What is this word, and what is its literal translation?
62817. 'And' can be written by a symbol called what?
62819. Which part of the human body shares its name with the genus of plant it was named after?
62820. Who was the last leader of one the UK's three main political parties to go on and write a novel? What was it about and for which unenviable prize was it nominated?
62821. Where would you spot an hoju?
62822. Were any primitive symbols found in the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave?
62824. What is a synonym (a word that means nearly the same) of the word "taciturn"?
62825. Jamestown, settled in 1607, was located in which of these sections: New England, Middle, or Southern colonies?
62826. Why did the movie 'Cutthroat Island' once have a Guinness World Record?
62827. What was the special event that ?Rogue? missed out on at high school?
62829. How did the first radio created by Tesla work?
62831. What WWF star sold a cool one million T-shirts per month, in 1998?
62832. What 1960s hit did Cher re-do as a smash video with Bevis and Butt-head?
62833. What Feast did the ancient Romans celebrate on the 14th February?
62834. Apart from white how many colours are IKEA stores painted in ?
62835. What is the world's second largest natural harbour?
62836. Who decreed that only half a pint of ale could be drunk at any one sitting?
62837. What is the word for a person or people who enjoy pain?
62838. Which Italian religious group first came to attention in the year 1260?
62839. Does marijuana smoke have the same or similar carcinogen agents as tobacco smoke? In other words, if legalized in the United States, would the Surgeon General likely impose the same warning label on the packaging?
62840. What former US president survived being shot by John Schrank in 1912?
62841. How do they build model boats in glass jugs?
62842. How many rainbows can been seen in a specific area simultaneously?
62844. How does one say "Do you want to eat?" in Hawaiian pidgeon English?
62846. In the UK, what famous historical event took place this day in 1797?
62847. What ?itis? kept Ringo Starr sick during the mid-1964 world tour?
62849. I know that Theo. LeSieg and Dr. Seuss are the same person, but is P.D. Eastman too?
62850. Who is Johnny Canuck and what did he have to do with Uncle Sam?
62851. The name may have come from a feather used as both a decoration and a signal; or possibly from a French term for something normally used to serve a common breakfast item; or even from the Latin for a certain type of liquid. What is it?
62852. What foods or animals were introduced to the New World from the Old World during the Columbian Exchange?
62853. Why is Rosa Parks usually known as "The Woman Who Changed a Nation"?
62854. Besides Destry, in what western TV show or movie did someone order milk in a saloon?
62857. Who are the US presidents whose faces appear on US money?
62858. What is the name of the original song Weird Al used for his parody "The Night Santa Went Crazy"?
62859. Who is the shadow Attorney-General in the Australian Parliament?
62860. What were Lieutenant Henry Miller's Orders?
62861. How did copper come to be chosen for making pennies?
62863. What is the meaning of "qi"?
62864. The artillery bombardment that preceeded Picket's charge at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War was far less effective in disrupting the Union battle line than expected, and I understand that there were about a half a dozen reasons why this was so. What were those reasons?
62865. During WWII British intelligence conducted a number of deception operations against Germany in an attempt to fool the Germans into thinking what they wanted them to think in order to increase the probability that certain military operations would be successful and result in fewer allied casualties. How many of these deception operations can you name?
62866. At the Battle of Balaklava Heights during the Crimean War an old Erol Flynn movie about the famous "Light Brigade" (you know, "into the valley of death rode the 600") created the impression that the brigade made its charge with such determination because among the troops in the Russian lines was a man with whom the brigade had a grudge from a previous engagement, and the goal of every man in the brigade was to find him and kill him. Is that actually true or is it just another movie myth?
62867. Is it true that Abraham Lincoln had his own personal spy in the South during the American Civil War (a man who reported directly to Lincoln and nobody else) and that Lincoln used the information obtained from this man as a means of checking on what his general staff was telling him about the war, and also as a means of deciding if what the general staff was planning made sense in light of what he already knew from his personal spy?
62868. What WWF star sold one million T-shirts per month in 1998?
62869. What does "jargon" mean?
62870. Why was the octagon chosen for stop signs?
62871. Who is Magorian in 'Harry Potter'?
62872. What is the (language) philosophic background of the artificial language Esperanto?
62873. In the National Lottery do you stand the same chance by doing numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6 or any six consecutive numbers as doing any six random numbers?
62874. Why does the monarch of the UK and Northern Ireland not enter the House of Commons?
62877. What is a "ghost scene" in reference to Greek drama?
62879. Who first designed proofreaders marks, and when?
62880. Is Tommy Lee's real name Tommy Lee Jones?
62881. In William Shirer's Berlin Diary, the author mentions an orchestra playing Beethoven's Funeral March, but a google search returns many different titles, his Piano Sonata no. 12, his Third Symphony, etc. which "Funeral March" is he referring to (March 17, 1935 entry)?
62882. How old was the youngest director who made a film that won an Oscar in any category?
62884. When did eBay begin? [Originally #62883 Posted on Feb 25 06 by iamtheotaku - Deleted in error.]
62888. Can anyone name the presidents of the United States whose last names began with the letter 'A'?
62889. What is an antonym (a word that means the opposite of) of the word "angry"?
62890. Name something that is very unique to the state of Texas.
62891. What is the ranking of the tallest free standing mountains in the world? I am particularly interested in the ranking of Mount Shasta in North California.
62892. Which is the highest mountain in Paraguay?
62893. What happens to things ... "and with greater ease, when each ... works at a single occupation, in accordance with ... natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else"?
62894. Why does rain smell fresh?
62895. Hand on heart, my daughter just asked me out of the blue, "What is time?"
62896. Is mother a collective noun?
62897. "And now for something completely different", refers to what?
62898. What percentage of crude oil is used as fuel and what percentage is used to make other petrochemical products such as plastics and rubbers?
62899. What is the only mammal that survives below zero degrees body temperature and why doesn't its body freeze?
62902. Which majority white country has the highest percentage of blacks?
62903. What are the six most popular Christian denominations in the United States?
62904. Are anti-glare filters for computer monitors really necessary or helpful?
62906. What is the little camera lens some film directors hang round their necks and look through?
62907. Does the White House have a phone number? If so, can anyone call it?
62908. On average, how many babies are born each day?
62909. What's the record for most words said in one minute?
62910. Which item of clothing was once suggested to be worn inside out by approximately 50 percent of the left-handed population? And I'll be most surprised if the reason why can be explained.
62911. This work of art was scrutinized at the time for 'non-placement of corrective mirror image construction'. The artist signed his name on an item bearing the world's first registered trademark, suggesting a form of sly advertising. What is the title of the painting, who painted it, and in which modern film did the subjects of the painting appear to have changed race?
62914. Why did people fight over Jerusalem and still do?
62915. Who painted the rings around the eyes of Smiley Burnette's horse? Been searching for 50 odd years.
62916. Which Winnie the Pooh character was not in the original two books by A.A. Milne?
62917. Where in the U.S. can one find what is almost certainly the world's only monument to a drug, and what event does it commemorate?
62918. Where do NASCAR drivers go to the bathroom while driving?
62919. What movie features a horse named "Paul Revere"?
62920. What is the origin of the phrase "porcupine's balls"? I hear this all the time lately but have no idea where it comes from.
62922. What do diabetics suffer if they get low blood glucose levels caused by excess insulin action?
62923. Who did Lindsay Davenport defeat to win her first Wimbledon singles title?
62924. What disease was Mark Harmon?s St. Elsewhere doc the first prime-time character to get it, in 1986?
62925. After the TV show "Gilligan's Island" ended I remember seeing at least two episodes of a spinoff show that took place in the American West. The "Skipper" was the leader of a wagon train, "Gilligan" was his bumbling sidekick, there was a Maryann-like schoolmarm, a Professor-like intellectual, a wealthy couple, and a dancehall girl. Does anyone remember this series, and who was in it?
62926. Why did Mr Bunnsy not get to Howard the Stoat's tea party, and where did he end up instead?
62927. In "The Scarlet Letter," who is the young man who became very famous in England as a theologian and who then came to America?
62928. Microwaves are very short waves of what type of energy?
62930. Which member of the original four members of Destiny's Child joined the group in 1993?
62931. A plane flies, a ship sails or cruises, what does a submarine do?
62932. Who owns these newspapers: The Sun, The Observer, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Mirror, The Daily Mail and The Daily Star?
62933. Who were the four members of the A-Team, TV series?
62935. What did the E in the initials ESPN originally stand for?
62936. LeBron James, who turned 21 last December 30, needs only six more triple-doubles before his next birthday to set the NBA record for most triple-doubles before the age of 22. Which NBA great holds the mark with 13?
62937. What Canadian rock star sang back-up vocals for Glass Tiger?s Top 10 hit from 1986 "Don?t Forget Me (When I?m Gone)"?
62939. Do all of what chemists call salts taste the same? And do they all have the same basic effects on the human body?
62940. How much does Dell pay for the ad in Yahoo's front page stating Desktop from $399?
62941. What was the primary reason that the Yardbirds had to replace Eric Clapton in 1965?
62943. In the U.S., the copyright on even unpublished letters and journals is held by the writer or his heirs. Given the dispute over the Mail's publication of portions of the Prince of Wales' journal, what is the position of U.K. copyright law on this subject?
62945. According to somewhat apocryphal documentation, it has been claimed that a certain well known large mode of transport was originally mis-named due to some 'flowery language' with a company spokesperson trying to gain permission from a passionate monarch. A mis-understanding led to an embarrassing settlement in which it is named today. What is it, and who was it supposed to be named after?
62946. What was the brand of fishing rod Andy Griffith carried in the opening song?
62947. Americans eat how many bushels of onions each day?
62948. What Boston Celtics players have led the league in scoring?
62950. An annual competition takes place between a US town and a British town. Prior to the 2006 event, the score is 28-24 to the US with the 1980 result discounted due to a truck blocking the British route. What are the two towns, what is the event and what is this year's result (when it comes)?
62952. It was once displayed in a prominent US museum which paid well over 2 million dollars for it. Later accounts reveal that it was rejected at another prominent museum in the 1930's for its authenticity. What was the object, which museum suffered the blunder and where did the 'copy' originate from?
62954. Does anybody know how many penalties the Oakland Raiders had in the year 2000 and the year 2002? Thanks!
62957. Which is the audio plug-in software out there that can provide a wide selection of effects such as concert hall, soft jazz and so on?
62971. What is the smallest organ in the human body?
62972. What is the smallest muscle in the human body?
62974. Who received a subpoena for her receipt of a phone sex book titled 'Vox'?
62975. In hiragana what is the clue for remembering how to write chi'?
62976. What are the songs called that soldiers sing when training?
62977. What fourth-generation stock car driver suffered a fatal crash at Lauden, in May of 2000?
62978. What 19th century Briton published his novels chapter by chapter in his own magazine 'Household Words'?
62981. Where was the world's first test-tube dolphin born: Hong Kong, Antarctica, Amsterdam, or Singapore?
62985. Brazil produces the largest amounts of what two kinds of fruit?
62986. What year did the country group Lonestar begin playing?
62987. The Foundations are notable for being one of the few acts not on the Tamla Motown labels to successfully use what became known as the what?
62989. In which book, later turned into a film, does a Cabinet Minister visit a remote Scottish island?
62990. What is the most popular tree to appear in London street names?
62991. What is the largest country in the world (by area) that has no red in its flag?
62992. Who was the last US president whose surname began with a vowel?
62999. According to Dire Straits in ?Sultans of Swing,? why doesn?t Harry mind if he makes the scene or not?