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Questions From Feb 28 06
63002. When was the name Taekwon-do given to the martial art?
63005. Whose last words were "I have been a most unconscionable time dying, but I beg you to excuse it"?
63007. What did Charles II of England arrange for Cromwell, Ireton and Bradshaw?
63009. Who won the Titanomachy?
63010. How many toes do ai have?
63011. Who invented mobile phone text messaging?
63012. Why are the Spanish Steps in Rome so called?
63013. Why does your memory recall that you don't know something far quicker that it recalls that you do? For example, If I ask you what year did Columbus sail to America, you might remember that you should know this and think about it for a moment before remembering. However, if I ask you what waist size was Columbus, you immediately know that you don't know. Why?
63014. What U.S. golfer is known as ?DL3"?
63015. What Nobel Prize-winner called loneliness ?the leprosy of the West??
63017. Who are the six schools that have won the men's NCAA basketball tournament but mever at any point in the school's history been ranked number one in the men's college basketball AP poll (the AP ranking ends at the regular season)?
63019. What was the name of the spinoff show from "I Dream of Jeannie"?
63020. When is the number 100 and 60 the same?
63021. Is Dora's backpack a girl or boy, and is the Big Red Chicken a rooster or a hen, and why is it so big?
63023. The float on a fisherman's line bobs up and down in the waves made by a passing boat. The float bobs up 5 times every 10 seconds. What is the frequency of the waves made by the boat?
63024. What is the name of the song in the new commercial for Target, what is the name of the band and what year was it a hit?
63025. Who was publicized as Davy Crockett's right hand man?
63027. I have a container which originally held 500 grams of what the label claims to be "finest table salt" - pretty much pure sodium chloride. Yet, out of every 100 grams in the container, only 39 grams are sodium. Since a molecule of table salt is made up of an equal number of sodium and chlorine atoms, this leads me to believe that chlorine is a much heavier element than sodium. Is that really true?
63028. When a sheep is said to be on its last legs, it's meant to roll over and can't get up. But why can't the dimmys get up?
63030. How many flat dollar bills will fit in a suitcase with the dimensions 3ft by 1ft by 2.5ft?
63032. Which radio serial started its long career on 29th March, 1927, and in which village was it situated?
63033. What definition began on November 1, 1950?
63034. We all know that there is no cure for the common cold (or, at least, I haven't found one yet). But is it true that once you've been knocked flat by one rhino or other cold-causing virus, you become immune to it?
63035. What word describes "as snog as a blog with a frog"?
63036. In a test first given in 1974, a score of "E2 V2 M2" might be cause for grave concern. What is being tested for?
63038. During the Roman Republic it was petite. During the Roman Empire it was larger and had changed metals. Its name translates to something which results into 2.5, literally. What is it, and what does it have to do with a little girl, an exceptional advertising ploy, and an embarrassed museum?
63039. What is Glaucoma and how is it caused?
63040. What N-word, popularized by Nobokov, denotes immature insects that do not have a pupal stage?
63041. What is the difference between the verb "come" and "go"?
63042. What game?s hall of fame includes ?Invincible Vince? Burgio, Dave ?The Devilfish? Ulliott and ?Amarillo Slim? Preston?
63043. What Hollywood blonde did biographer Norman Mailer call the "Stradivarius of sex"?
63044. In the spring of 1812, Napoleon?s Grande Armee was reorganized in preparation for the invasion of Russia. Which one of its corps was comprised exclusively of Polish troops?
63045. Formed in 1968, what was the original name of Black Sabbath?
63046. Glasgow Rangers hold the world record for most title wins, 51 times in soccer. Who or which team are second?
63049. If you cross a horse with a zebra, what will it be called (seeing as a cross between a donkey and a horse is named a mule)?
63051. Were did boxing come from?
63054. What is a mobility allowance?
63055. Why in England are you able to drive at the age of 16 if you are in receipt of a mobility allowance whereas if not you must be 17?
63056. What is the difference between a sepuku and a harakiri?
63057. What is the male actor who holds the most Oscars, and how many?
63058. What is the name of the album released by Juvenile in 1995?
63059. Many of us are familiar with her talents, but they went unrecognized by the public until the press blew her cover (thereby, perhaps, preventing someone better known from winning an Academy Award). She has given "tone" to a Cockney, a Puerto Rican, a sojourner in an exotic land, some angels, and a goose, but it was not until she took the veil that her face was actually seen. Who is this long unsung lady?
63060. Which is the largest species of "Slug" in the world?
63062. In the 18th century they were mentioned in a book of Memoirs by a somewhat 'frivolous romantic'. 200 years earlier they were made popular by a canon/physician who specialised in ear anatomy who subsequently gave his name to a body part. What are they, what were they referred to as by the romantic, and what was the name of the reference in which the first modern account of these has been found?
63063. Which 15 year old cast member from the Harry Potter movies was caught on film downing beer?
63064. Who is the movie actress reportedly noted, "Personally, I think its a bit tacky to wear diamonds before I am 40." What was the movie?
63067. Has snow ever fallen in Machu Picchu, Peru?
63068. What Chinese emperor's name is now transliterated Hu Bi Lie?
63069. What racing scion won his second Indy 500 in 1994, only to fail to qualify for the race in 1995?
63070. What Oscar-winning film was hyped in ads picturing a woman?s belly button and a red rose?
63074. Who recorded the 1978 top 20 remake of The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun"? Santa Esmeralda?
63076. Mariah Carey moved to New York City when she was 17 and befriended what keyboardist, with whom she began writing songs?
63077. To settle a bet, is there a small town or village in Kent, England that has a paper making museum?
63078. Who wrote ?And then there are attacks on words that seem to have been dreamed up by people suffering from insomnia. (Don?t ask me how insomniacs can dream, but if they can invent such attacks on words, they are capable of anything.)??
63079. How did Bridget's mom die in 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'?
63082. What is the most goals a goalie has scored in the NHL, and who was it?
63083. Which Africa country's citizens speak Arabic and French?
63084. Who wrote or plays the theme song for Dharma and Greg?
63085. What song was used as the theme for a TV series about HMS Ark Royal?
63087. What is the motto on the Ontario licence plate?
63091. Who sings the theme tune to this hit Channel 4 drama set in Leeds, "No Angels"?
63093. A writer and historian who served his country in an archaeological capacity, he is better known for a novella that was the basis of a beloved work that premiered over 130 years ago and was much criticized at first. Who was he, and what did his novella inspire?
63094. Of all the Football (Soccer) League Clubs that play in the English (Premiership, Championship, 1st & 2nd) and Scottish (Premier, 1st, 2nd & 3rd), only one contains the letter 'J'. Can you name it?
63096. What is the only country with two other independent countries within its borders?
63097. Who hit the first grand slam in American baseball?
63098. In 2004, a storied but nearly-obsolete means of communication added its first new character since World War I. What is it, and how is it expressed?
63099. What is the most shutouts a goalie in the NHL has earned in one season?
63100. What years were Tico Torres and David Bryan from Bon Jovi born?
63101. Bird flu seems unusual in that it can infect any type of bird. Any there any other diseases that can affect any birds, or indeed any that affect any mammals, any fish or any reptiles?
63102. Why is there a spider crawling over Kimberly's bed at the beginning of Final Destination 2?
63103. Is there any difference between geeks and nerds and why does the stereotypical nerd have a nasal accent?
63104. Visited the US a couple of times and thought the roads were great compared to here in Ireland. Was just wondering, what exactly is a Turnpike, where did it get its name and is there one in every state?
63105. In what city were the Doobie Brothers founded?
63109. I'm not from the US but really enjoy American Sports, and am just curious as to when and why the final of the Baseball Championship became known as 'The Workd Series', as only the US and one (I think) Canadian team are involved?
63112. How did a couple of vacuum cleaners end up saving a little girl's life in the 1920's, and how is it connected to a jealous German water nymph?
63114. The actor Eric Bana was born to a Croatian father and a German mother, so how did he end up in Australia?
63115. Apart from Jesus, what other religious or mythological figures have been resurrected from the dead?
63116. In how many of the Dirty Harry movies did Clint Eastwood use the "make my day" line?
63117. In a film from the 1970s, a best actress winner reads the novel of a film she previously starred in, who is that actress and what are the films?
63118. What was the theme of the benefit party that Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock go to in the movie 'Two Weeks Notice'?
63119. What is a "white shoe" corporate law firm?
63120. What is a "telescopic" steering wheel?
63121. Having lived in Worcester, MA for a time in 1997, I was always amazed when we went socialising in Boston to find that there was an area in the city where the pubs didn't sell Budweiser or any Budweiser products. I could never get an answer as to why this was. Anyone know when and why this practice started?
63122. In French, is an iPod a masculine or feminine object?
63123. What Chinese emperor?s name is now transliterated Hu Bi Lie?
63124. Where can I find information on the trial of William Truscott, who was wrongly convicted of killing a young girl back in 1959?
63125. Do puppies lose their 'baby' teeth? I've never heard of this but I was playing with my puppy the other day and her tooth just popped out. Can anyone give me any information on this?
63127. We all know that water freezes at around 32 degrees. Say that there is a waterfall with a rapid flow of a river, and the air tempurate is 10 degrees for a week, is the water below 32 degrees and not freeze?
63128. What brand of jeans does Dwight Yoakam wear?
63129. Where was George Orwell, the author of 'Animal Farm', born?
63130. 'Who Are You' is the theme song for what TV show?
63132. How thick is the Great Wall of China because it can be seen from space so it must be wide?
63133. What is the difference between Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max?
63134. If I am from Japan I am considered to be Japanese. Likewise if I am from Mexico I am considered to be Mexican. How many nationalities can you name which require no added letters to the end of the country's name. For example, Germany = German.
63135. What is the most games a player has played without earning a single point in the NHL?
63136. What is the most points a defenceman has earned in one NHL season?
63137. On October 18, 1988 this Albuquerque Amateur got his name in the Guinness Book of World Records by playing golf non-stop for 60 hours and 17 minutes, what is his name?
63138. Is Cher's father, John Sarkisian, still living? Did he go on to have other children after Cher?
63139. Apart from Icelandic, does any other language use the letters eth and thorn for soft and hard 'th' sounds? I may also have seen it once in Turkish but maybe mistaken?
63141. What is the genus and species of the penguin? (Scientific Classification)
63142. What kind of support system does the penguin have?
63143. Does anyone know what car Tony Hutchinson drives in Hollyoaks on channel 4?
63144. It began a few weeks before Christmas, and by the time it ended, an estimated 4,000 people were dead -- 900 a day at its peak. The time of year and certain meteorological conditions played significant roles in this disaster. What was it?
63145. Who said on the Letterman show that his cancer had taught him to 'enjoy every sandwich' - an expression that became the title of a tribute album after his death?
63146. What is an anacoluthon?
63147. Who might ascribe to handfasting?
63148. How many movies related to World War II did Gregory Peck make?
63149. Dogfights were especially big in World War I, but which pilots were the leading aces of World War II?
63150. Although recognised generally as a classic example of anthropomorphism, the truth be known is that at no point was this character shown to portray any aspects to coincide with this except for the last line of a well known verse. Who is it, and what does it all have to do with paying people to push bizarre-looking contraptions around in an attempt to entice others to do the same?
63151. What is the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere?
63152. Which Nobel Prize winning physicist is a strong advocate for research into parapsychology, with a link to the subject on his own website?
63153. Having directed a certain group's pop videos this director went on to direct a film that was Oscar nominated 5 times and another that was Oscar nominated 7 times. Who is the director, the group and what are the two films?
63154. What is a pantaphobe afraid of?
63155. In the song containing the lyrics "meaningless nouns" what words are sung that are not part of the original lyrics?
63156. What are pit bulls forced to endure in France, in a move to rid the nation of them by 2010?
63157. What onetime teen drama ended its 10-year TV run with the marriage of Donna and David?
63158. What billiards game shares its name with British military slang for a lowly first-year cadet?
63159. Is there any difference between a 'freeway' and a 'highway'? I'm not from the US and have wondered bout this one since watching 'CHiPs' as a kid!
63160. What was the name of the infamous music used on ITV's coverage of Formula One, although it is not used anymore?
63161. What is the title of the album released by Reba McEntire in 1981?
63162. On what kind of plant does peppercorn grow?
63163. What was Stephen King's first novel?
63164. How is normal table salt produced?
63165. Do the numbers and letters on a US vehicle licence plate mean anything in particular or are they just randomly selected to distinguish each vehicle? (For example, here in Ireland the first 2 digits give the year of registration, the letter or letters give the county of registration and the final numbers are random)
63166. With the Commonwealth Games coming up, I'm prompted to ask: which countries are members of the Commonwealth but were never part of the British Empire? I don't count countries created by partiton like Pakistan and Bangladesh.
63168. Where did the 'soap' come from in the term 'soap opera'?
63170. Who holds the NHL single-season record for most points by a rookie defenseman?
63171. How old is Greg Cipes?
63172. Who sings "Too Much Fun"?
63173. While working in a 'burger joint' in Dallas, Stevie Ray Vaughn fell into a barrel of what, persuading him to be a full-time musician?
63174. On March 4, 2006, Erik Cole of the Carolina Hurricanes was hit from behind by a certain player, from the Pittsburgh Penguins, and got injured. Who hit him, and how injured is Cole?
63175. How many is the most carats you can get in a diamond?
63176. How many times is the word "duke" used in the song the Duke of Earl?
63177. Classify each of the following as an element or a compound: potassium carbonate, water, and Mg?
63178. Refusing service to someone because of his or her membership in a particular group is an example of:
direct discrimination, constructive discrimination, stereotyping, or prejudice?
63179. Does Cindy Sheehan have any other children besides the one that was killed in Iraq?
63180. How many countries are in western Europe?
63181. Duquesne University was a member of what conference?
63182. Pennsylvania is a frequent NCAA tournament participant. What league did they represent in the 2005-06 season?
63183. The very first final four, played in 1939, was held in which Midwestern city?
63184. Which television channel exclusively covered the NCAA Tournament in 2004?
63185. Eight percent of the US households have four or more what?
63186. How much is a bottle of Ca' Vesta Barbera from Lodi, California, Vintage 1999?
63187. When a plant needs pruning, why does the cutting angle and whether the plant is pruned just above or just below the node (or bud) make any difference?
63188. In which country was the ITV series "Wild At Heart" set? [And I need a source for this answer]
63189. Who was commissioned to write warning labels for bottles of Russian alcohol?
63190. What specifically connects an unknown starving English author who became famous for portraying his own drug addiction, a very well known novel written as a result of a bet, and a word meaning 'to praise'?
63191. If naturally growth pine trees could be found in Santa Susana Mountains in Southern California? while the highest peak is below than 3800ft.
63192. What 1996 movie portrayed John Travolta as a molting warrior who smelled like cookies?
63193. Don Henley sang back up for what musician before moving to Los Angeles?
63194. What body organ were 44, 989 U.S. citizens on a waiting list for by April 30 of 2000?
63195. Which three fighters can boast of fighting, but not necessarily beating, both Mohammed Ali and Mike Tyson?
63196. What model/actress, and once girlfriend of lead singer David Coverdale, appeared in the video for Whitesnake?s ?Here I Go Again? wearing a flimsy dress while straddling a Jaguar (the car)?
63197. What fellow American did Pete Sampras defeat to win his first Wimbledon title?
63198. Not from the US but enjoy American Sports. Just watching Shaun Alexander talking about his massive deal with the Seahawks. He mentioned that not getting the 'Franchise Tag' was a big boost in the deal. Anyone out there want to explain to me what a franchise tag is because I'm stumped?
63199. What high school did Lindsey Buckingham attend?
63200. Who were the guests on the Dean Martin Variety Show episode when he jumped on and broke the fake piano?
63203. In the Harry Potter books, what is Professor Sprout's first name?
63204. Why did Roosevelt elk get its name?
63208. In at least 150 countries including the UK, but not the US, the main component of these items is nominally "of the street". What are these items and what is the connection with the standardisation of a very common gaming item?
63209. At the end of the 'Saved by the Bell' movie "Wedding in Las Vegas" we see a flashback clip montage of many moments between Zack and Kelly. Who sings the song playing over this montage and what is it called?
63210. What does the A&W stand for in A&W root beer?
63211. Is vodka the most popular alcohol in Russia? If not, what is?
63212. Who created "Teen Titans"?
63213. Who played the African American cop on 'Law and Order' a few years ago?
63214. Who played Shannon on 'Zoey 101'?
63215. Have there ever been any Irish born or first generation Irish MLB Hall of Famers or Cy Young winners (or even World Championship Ring Winners)?
63217. Who invented "The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon"?
63218. What did the slogan for the 1970 Women?s Equality Day encourage protesters not to do ?while the strike is hot??
63219. What Mambo king, dubbed ?El Rey,? tapped his last timbales in May, 2000?
63220. Where did Old Tom Morris, the world's first golf pro, give lessons in the 1860s?
63223. Who is the father of computer science?
63224. When did "martial law" happen in the Philippines?
63225. What is the capital of the Philippines?
63226. In what country did you find "Pasig City"?
63227. What other famous rock-idol-to-be appeared on the now-famous first The Ed Sullivan Show featuring the Beatles in 1964?
63228. Who won the Grammy Award in 1977 for 'Lucille'?
63229. What was the name of the group that Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks formed together with fellow students Calvin Roper and Javier Pacheco?
63233. What color is 7 out of 10 houses in America?
63234. How much information in bytes is received by our five senses in one day?
63236. Where and when was 'Riverdance' first performed?
63238. Why are spare ribs called that?
63239. This Danish drink is taken in between courses of a rich meal, but I want to know: What is this drink, what is it distilled from, and which famous author had a penchant for it?
63240. What was the Beach Boys' first number one hit?
63241. How many states in the US have a town or city called 'Springfield'?
63243. I have it from a reputable source, in the Laura Ingall Wilder book series collection set, that in 'On The Way Home' Laura breaks her wedding vow by letting her husband know, "You're not telling me what to do." What was her statement about?
63244. How many panels make up the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
63245. What color is the lipstick on Boy George's wax lips at London's Madame Tussaud's?
63246. What movie industry is more richer and make more movies each year? Bollywood or Hollywood?
63247. What was the name of Maid Marian's horse in the 1938 film 'Robin Hood'?
63249. What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?
63250. Why are people from England colloquially known as 'Poms', and is this only commonly used in Australia?
63251. What was sent from the Americas to Iraq in the early 1970s that is thought to have killed thousands in the city of Basra?
63252. Has the event ever happened where a patient goes in to get their wisdom teeth removed (in the past ten years) and they died in the surgery?
63253. How did the Nurse's daughter die in "Romeo and Juliet"?
63254. What circumstances would require someone living in the UK to have to fill in the greatest number of government forms in a year?
63255. Known for its unusual smell, its name is derived from a European word meaning 'bed-bugs', yet a different culture thinks it does wonders for their love life. Mentioned in the Bible, it was also mentioned in another ancient piece of well known literature. What is it, and how was this aphrodisiac associated with children's Christmas dreams?
63256. What is the most alchoholic beverage?
63257. Who wears or wore #13 for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders?
63258. What was the first government that officially warned its citizenry about the health dangers of cigarettes and attempted to discourage its people from smoking?
63259. Why does NASCAR run 43 cars in a race?
63260. Of all the Americans living in Germany, how many or what percentage are not affiliated in any way with the US military stationed there?
63261. Is there a monopoly on diamonds by the De Beers company?
63262. On "Lost", how many people on the island know about the hatch?
63263. What is the strongest known acid?
63264. How many different sirens can a police car have?
63265. Is there a Lego set that has its pieces carved in gold?
63266. Apparently, Johnny Depp always bases his characters on someone - on whom did he base Sam from 'Benny & Joon'?
63267. Apparently, Johnny Depp always bases his characters on someone - on whom did he base Roux from 'Chocolat'?
63268. What form of medication gets the medication to your system faster, liquid form or pill form?
63269. The largest earthquake recorded in history, 9.5 on Richter scale, happened in 1960 in what country?
63270. Who?s the most celebrated middleweight in boxing history to have lost 19 fights?
63271. What class of chemical compounds do plants produce during photosynthesis?
63272. Which boxer said, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"?
63273. What is the first number one hit?
63274. Recently several experts have pooh-poohed the idea that certain words derive from acronyms, because the widespread use of such abbreviations arose only in the the second half of the twentieth century. But what is the earliest known genuine acronym?
63276. What was the order of finish in the 1964 Kentucky Derby?
63277. Who is the lead vocalist for Manfred Mann?
63278. We unthinkingly use the abbreviations AD and BC which have always it seems gone together.
So why is AD a Latin abbreviation (Anno Domini) while BC is English (Before Christ) - or is it?
63279. In what movie does a person yell, "It's on!"?
63281. Does the word "industrialization" have anything to do with the advanced civilization that rose up on the banks of the Indus River? If not, is it merely a branch of the word 'industry' or not?
63282. Can anyone tell me the answer to this, in American football the winners of the Super Bowl get the rings for winning. What I would like to know is what the losers get, do they get a ring or do they get nothing?
63283. Is the show "Eye For An Eye" real or is it just used for entertainment? The cases and everything else don't seem very believable.
63284. Who is the fifth Harry Potter movie going to be directed by, and what other movies has he done?
63286. What heavy metal rocker was chosen to succeed David Lee Roth after he left the group Van Halen to pursue a solo career?
63287. A 17th century European collector traded 1000 pounds of cheese, 4 oxen, 8 pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothing, for what?
63289. What is the deadliest flu season in the last fifty years?
63291. Why are/were developing nations known as "Third World Countries"?
63293. What is "poor little Nimrod"?
63294. In fairy tale Rumplestiltskin, who did the little man accuse of giving his name to the miller's daughter?
63295. Who was the first licensed woman pilot?
63296. Who sings the song "You had a Bad Day" that is on the end of American Idol when the people have to go home?
63297. How is former astronaut Wally Schirra's last name pronounced?
63299. First of all, a German filled glass balls. Then an Englishman had containers activated by gunpowder. Finally a couple of Swedes came up with a basic structure of what is used today. What is it, and who was the German?
63300. Where is Pepys' Log kept?
63301. Who is going to "Spin Out"?
63302. What breed of dog is Popeye in the movie "Dickie Roberts"?
63304. What type of band is 311?
63306. Exactly what kind of animal is Goofy of the Disney cartoons?
63307. What is the world's largest concrete dam with a crest length of 1,272 m (4,173 ft) and a height of 168 m (551 ft)?
63309. Who was the first non-golfing president since Harry Truman?
63310. What racket sport?s first two-time world singles champ was China?s Yang Yang?
63311. Geroge Strait has how many number one country music singles?
63312. What was the first name of the skipper on "Gilligan's Island", not the person who played him but the character he played?
63313. What is the term, please, for somebody who is rich, but chooses to live as if poor?
63315. Whose record did Babe Ruth break in 1927?
63317. What are Hermione and Ron's birthdays?
63322. Who was the first president of the United States, and where he was born?
63323. Who produced an animated parody of HBO's Oz based on The Wizard of Oz?
63324. How many chocolate bars did Charlie open until he found his golden ticket?
63325. What was the official name given to the U.S. Government's incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II?
63326. While "Lookin' Out My Back Door" what do Creedence Clearwater Revival see the statues wearing?
63327. How do circus cannons work? How do they blast you such a distance without breaking all your bones?
63328. What does S.G.CO mean? It is stamped on the blade of a World War II era knife said to be used by D B Cooper, creator of King Kong, to escape from Russia.
63329. What was the first independent country established with the help of the United Nations?
63330. A Polish soldier supposedly invented these after helping to free an Austrian city from the Turkish army. What are they, and why is their shape symbolic?
63331. Does anyone know the top 50 countries with the most high-rise buildings?
63332. Huxley's 'Brave New world' was set in the year 632AF. What does AF stand for?
63333. How did Abraham Lincoln get the nickname of "Honest Abe?"
63334. What is the translation for the latin phrase "non civium ardor"?
63336. How did American soldiers get the nickname "doughboys"?
63337. During World War II what countries contributed paratroopers to Operation Market-Garden?
63341. What is the official date for the horse's birthday?
63345. How many episodes are in "Star Wars" and name them?
63346. Is the effectiveness of medication in pill form less effective after one has just ate, just like alcohol?
63347. How many muscles are there in one hand alone?
63348. In the brain, what are the connections between the brain cells called?
63349. In electronics, how do I figure out how much resistance a resistor has?
63350. Can anyone name all the clues to Paul McCartney's 'fake' death?
63351. Can anything be learned from fractals or are they just really pretty geometric patterns?
63352. Which First Class cricket player had the longest run of consecutive not-outs?
63353. What separates a nave from a choir?
63354. What is the psychiatric term for a person who is rich, but chooses not to spend his money, but instead live on the street?
63356. There is a Christmas song that is from the 60s era, that starts out with "J-I-N-G-L-E". It isn't the traditional 'Jingle Bells' song but one that a female group sings and they spell out the word 'jingle'. Anyone know what song this is and who sang it?
63357. Have there been any notable instances in the history of warfare where enemy codes have been incorrectly decrypted resulting, for example, in the troops being sent to the wrong place?
63359. One of the greatest West African musicians, Ali Farka Touré, died recently. Why did he go by the name of Farka, which means donkey?
63360. A song still known to most people, but very few actually sing it, came from a musical drama written by someone who died while American consul in Tunis. Can you name the song, the musical drama and the writer?
63361. Obviously Superman had to come around some time. Who was the very first person to think of him, and when did they think of him (as in, what year)?
63363. What animal is Gary from The Pacifier?
63364. What is the highest altitude a person successfully parachuted from?
63368. Did William Wallace have any children?
63370. The shrike or butcher-bird is a song bird (passerine) that has the habit of impaling its prey on long thorns. No form of true shrike is found in Australia - the shrike-thrush and piping shrike and so on aren't real shrikes - or South America. Is there a bird in Australia that has this same habit?
63371. Were any manned moon missions landed on the far side?
63372. It's been attributed to social mobility and migration after the Black Death; to the rise of a middle class in a certain city; and even to the desire of aristocrats to make a break with their country's past. Whatever the correct explanation, it is partly responsible for ongoing confusion and frustration (particularly on a certain type of test) experienced by students all over the world. What was it?
63373. Who was the second NHLer to score 50 goals in a season?
63374. What brand of sun glasses is Brad Pitt wearing in 'Spy Game'?
63375. Who was the only person to win two unshared Nobel prizes?
63376. How many books has Beverly Cleary made?
63378. Who was the leading point scorer in the inaugural NSWRL competition in 1908?
63379. The omission of a somewhat morally important word discovered in a new version of the Bible caused a certain God-fearing King to fine the incompetant printers. What was the word, and what new name was this Bible given throughtout modern history, and why?
63381. Who was the first and only female Prime Minister of the UK?
63383. In the Australian folk song 'Waltzing Matilda' who was Matilda, and does "waltzing" refer to the dance or is it a colloquial term meaning something else?
63386. A character in an alphabet is represented in 12 bits. How many characters are there in the alphabet which do not have any sequence of 3 adjacent 1s?
63391. What is the scientific term for when a person has two different color eyes?
63392. Who is the oldest and youngest person to have hosted Saturday Night Live?
63393. I read that you shouldn't drink more than 1˝ quarts of water an hour or more than 12 quarts a day, but how much (preferably in ml) is a quart?
63394. What is the deadliest job (most deaths and highest death percentage) in the United States?
63395. Who replaced Nancy Walker as the star of the TV Bounty commercial "the quicker picker upper"?
63396. What is the difference between the syllabus and the curriculum?
63397. Who's dancing with Jimmy Fallon in the new Pepsi commercials?
63398. What is the most times in an NHL season that a goalie has gotten back to back shutouts?
63402. In the 1960's there was a TV superhero who took a pill from his ring to get strong. Who was he?
63403. According to an article in today's Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney to Melbourne is the world's third busiest air route. What are the first and second busiest routes?
63404. What was the difference between Delia Smith's 1986 Complete Cookery Course and her 1989 Complete Cookery Course?
63405. With regards to a Jewish man wearing a yarmulke, is it proper to wear a hat over the yarmulke on a cold day?
63406. He forcibly resided in several places, wearing an item reportedly made of velvet but said, in a fictional account, to have been made of something else altogether. His real name is unknown, but he has been identified as a French Marshal, an Italian minister, three different royal bastards, a mere valet, and even the inspiration for quite another work by the author of the fictional account. Who was he? (Or, at least, by what description do we know him?)
63409. What midwestern city was the first final four in 1939 held?
63410. The Kansas Jayhawks celebrated the 50th anniversary of the final four by winning the tournament in which city?
63411. Under Dean Smith, the North Carolina Tar Heels won national titles in 1982 and 1993 in which city?
63412. In 1990 the Duke Blue Devils suffered the worst loss in a Final Four championship game, losing to UNLV by 30 points in which city?
63413. There is a card game that I have forgotten the name of. The basics are that there are four players in teams of two. You are each dealt 13 cards, you decide either to "grand" by showing a black card, or fo "low" by showing a red card. The goal of the game is either to grand and take tricks or go low and not take tricks. Does anyone recognise the game?
63414. Are there any scientific projections for the date of the next magnetic pole shift?
63415. How many ponies where used in the "Pony Express"?
63416. 'Bionic Woman' fans: How did the final episode "On the Run" end?
63417. A French Emperor once devised a competition to see who could produce this product for the armed forces. Up until quite recently it was illegal to sell this item coloured, and is still illegal in parts of Canada. There was even a time when laws enforced manufacturers to change the look of it altogether just to put people off buying it. What is it, and who won the prize from the French government?
63418. What network was the Garfield the Cat TV show on?
63419. What is the scientific name of the snow leopard?
63420. What is the lowest (that is the highest numbered) seed ever to win the NCAA tournament?
63421. Which is the highest latitude city with over 1 million in population?
63422. How many men walked on the moon and what were their names?
63423. There used to be an hour long show that came on FOX in the late 90s that showed a few different stories and at the end you had to guess whether the show was based on a true story or just made up. What is this show?
63424. In the episode of 'Saved by the Bell' where Zack gets ripped off with bogus rings, what was the name of Screech's main flea that he soon killed by accident?
63425. FOX used to air a show called 'Banzai!' What happened on this show?
63426. Does anyone know the lyrics to the song 'Battlescar' by Max Webster in 78 or 79 with Rush as a special guest?
63427. What is the most shots a goalie has faced in an NHL game, and how many of those shots did he save?
63428. He starred in two BBC series in 2005 but his first TV appearance was as a "nobody" standing in for a guest star who failed to show on "The Muppet Show". Who is he?
63429. What has been the greatest number of human lives ever lost due to a software error?
63430. It has been reported that over 432,000 acres are ablaze in Texas. This is equivalent to how many football fields ablaze?
63435. The miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon" is largely based on what book?
63436. What innovation revolutionized ranching in the 1870s, and made John W. Gates a millionaire?
63437. What was the name of Joe Cocker's forty-three piece band?
63438. Who began his 2000 Grammy acceptance speech in Hebrew with, "Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh"?
63439. Is there an internationally recognised altitude or atmospheric layer at which 'Space' officially begins?
63440. Of all the champions in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament history, which team set the record as the lowest seed to win the championship?
63441. What baseball player has gone the longest without ever reaching the postseason?
63442. What age did Loretta Lynn get married?
63443. Who was the first African American to win a Wimbledon title?
63445. What is the reason for the 5 black vertical lines on an envelope in the upper right hand corner?
63446. Simple yes or no, can light bend?
63447. What is the name of the rag doll that Billy Joe Mcllister throws off the Tallahatchee Bridge ?
63448. Who can be made a sir or dame?
63449. What was the difference between the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the Vietcong?
63450. Looking for the name of a song (and album if possible): Features Geddy Lee doing a duet with another artist (sounds like Joe Walsh). One of the lines is "Save my life, I'm going down for the last time."
63451. Who was the first Black Irishman to play in Wembley Stadium in London, England?
63452. During a pursuit, the Baltimore MD police may only drive 10mph over the limit. Do any other PD's have such limits?
63453. In all 50 US States are public school buses painted yellow?
63455. What was Huntsville, Alabama's claim to fame that had a Grand Hotel, a Tavern and a park that tourists came to for vacations?
63456. How do transition lenses work?
63457. In the old west we had sheriffs and marshals. When did the word "police" begin being used and where did the word originate?
63458. What baseball team has had the most 20 year loyal players than any other team in history?
63459. I know that Ben Franklin started the first Volunteer Fire Department but my question is what was the name of it?
63460. How was Salmacis not your usual nymph?
63461. Mel Gibson starred in Braveheart. What is Mel Gibson's height compared to that of the character he played?
63462. Which are the poorest countries on earth? Can anyone direct me to a list of the poorest countries?
63463. Who wrote "The Darling Buds of May" and what were the three main characters in the series called?
63464. At a cost of over 15 million dollars and the time span of 5 years to construct, this clandestine top secret project was unveiled by the US Government and lasted approximately less than 2 minutes due to an unfortunate mishap with a taxi. What was this operation called and what was its aim?
63468. How many British soldiers died in the first Boer War?
63469. It is affiliated with a man known for his very large ring, that is, until someone rather more famous squashed that idea with a theory of his own. Where is this place, what was the official conclusion from the more famous man, and what is the connection to a type of commercial vehicle made in Southport?
63470. Who are the Fair Lord, the Rival Poet, and the Dark Lady?
63471. On average, how many car accidents happen in the United States every day?
63472. How large was the largest hailstone ever?
63473. I was watching the movie "Spiderman" and when Peter Parker and the other characters are at the place with all the spiders, some people said that spiders could change color and some spiders have a "spidey sence". Are these facts true or science-fiction?
63475. What is the common name of the rifle ammunition that was outlawed by The Hague Convention of 1899?
63476. In the famous painting, why isn't the Mona Lisa wearing a wedding ring?
63477. How do we call the stuff to keep the drawer's humidity low usually in a little white paper bag?
63478. How much did it cost to make 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'?
63479. How did Nick Riewoldt, Australian Football League player for the St. Kilda Saints, acquire his nickname 'Rooey'?
63480. What action figure?s original head was Phil Kraczkowski paid $600 to design, in 1963?
63481. Who was the first president to relax in a seven person hot tub at the White House?
63483. Who dumped Laura Dern to make Pushing Tin co-star Angelina Jolie his fourth wife?
63484. Which British football side has won the European Cup more times than it has won the 1st Division/Premier Division?
63485. Who turned Anne Rice's Lestat into a vampire?
63486. When did basketball go to 5 on 5?
63488. I just had a hot curry for lunch, and my nose started to run.
Why does this always happen?
63489. What mammal sleeps the most?
63493. Prior to USC, what Division I college football team won consecutive national championships?
63494. Which of the following people are no longer among us: actor Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky in "Starsky and Hutch"), actor Dabney Coleman ("The Slap Maxwell Story" and "Buffalo Bill"), actor Denver Pyle (Uncle Jesse on the "Dukes of Hazzard"), or Las Vegas singer Lola Falana?
63496. What special nickname does Laura Bush have for her husband?
63498. In the NFL, how is it decided who plays who in the regular season? Apart from playing the other three teams in your conference twice each, that is. I'm referring to the other ten games.
63499. Which soccer club, in 1985, became the last English side to win a European trophy in the 80s?