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Questions From Jul 09 06
68001. What is the world's first pyramid?
68002. In Nintendo history, the Nintendo Revolution was going to be made, but why replace a cool name for a machine into the Nintendo Wii?
68003. The address is "Santa Eugenia" in Madrid. Can someone please tell me about it?
68006. There was a hand game that I used to play "Donkey Kong." I want to know if it still exists and some details for it?
68007. Who are the only three pitchers to give up a homerun to both Henry Aaron and Barry Bonds?
68008. Is there such thing as 4D, and if so, what is it?
68009. Now a popular Japanese cuisine, one of its ingredients/components has a distinct, even sacred, association to a religion with an Indian origin. What is this ingredient and its religious connection?
68010. Hi, When was the first concordance written?
68011. What is No in Japan?
68012. Who wrote 'Decline and Fall'?
68017. Who was known as "the young lion"?
68018. What is the origin of the phrase "No answer came the stern reply"? Someone suggested to me that it relates to a nineteenth century painting representing an incident in the English Civil War where a young boy is being asked by an inquisitor, "When did you last see your father?" also the title of the painting, but I can find no corroboration of this. Any help?
68020. What makes some food, like mushrooms, poisonous to humans and not animals?
68021. There was a show on Nickelodeon or Disney Channel like 10 years ago and I've forgotten what it was called. It started with a guy being drawn in a chalk house, then his neighbor was a girl drawn and then they waved to each other. They were best friends. It wasn't animated. It was on the same time as Pete and Pete. What was it?
68022. The United States boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games in response to the Soviet Union's invasion of what country?
68023. About 5-10 years ago there was an egg character that always danced, sang, worked out and did other activities with kids. It was a person in a costume with real 5 year old kids playing with him. Please help. What was the name of this show?
68025. What state is the city Boise located in?
68026. It is thought to have been derived from Arabic origins, however it was part of a morbid culinary ritual used by the Aztecs. What is it, how is it prevalent as part of Baroque architecture in a certain Spanish speaking region, and which festival does it play an important part in?
68027. Who is the oldest person alive?
68030. It may have started in Cuba and Puerto Rico, but today it's popular throughout the world (answer relates to Starbucks)?
68031. I saw a picture of a Burger King in Israel. It had the English letters Burger King as well as in Hebrew. Are all signs in Israel in Hebrew and English?
68032. Is a corn seed considered a dicotyledon or monocotyledon?
68033. The comedian and actor John Belushi was born in what city?
68034. The Eagles album 'One of These Nights' was released in June of what year?
68035. In preparation for a 1938 flight, Howard Hughes had thousands of what stuffed in a compartment of his plane because he believed it would keep it afloat in water?
68036. What U.S. team won its games by an average of 44 points, signing autographs for its victims, in 1992?
68037. Why do radially symmetrical animals have no concentrated area of nervous tissues?
68038. What are some types of bacteria that aid digestion?
68040. What was the fastest propellor aircraft of World War II?
68041. Who was the director of the films "25 Watts" and "Whisky"?
68045. Which US city has the largest population of Irish immigrants?
68046. What is the most visited campground in the world?
68047. Is it true that the monkey has the most similarites out of all mammals to humans?
68048. The computer, when was it invented?
68050. What country had the largest number of fatal jet airline crashes in 2005?
68053. What is the name of the pop singer who gave Mariah Carey's demo tape to Tommy Mattola at Columbia Records?
68054. Was Walt Disney a Christian? If not, what was he?
68055. Who were the four '24' characters that received the silent clock as a mark of respect for the character's death?
68056. What is the name of the blob of mustard that hardens on the lid of the mustard container?
68058. A very area-specific question; where can I find a TV guide in South-East Ireland that lists Channel 5, HTV, BBC Wales and S4C as well as the usual Irish channels?
68060. How many days did it take to build Disneyland in California?
68061. How many lands and name them are there in Disneyland?
68062. As a teenager, what famous comedian worked in Merlin's Magic Shop in Fantasyland?
68063. Who is the official Honorary Ambassador of the Disneyland 50th Anniversary?
68065. In "The Three Musketeers" Cardinal Richelieu is presented as a villain. How and why should have Cardinal Richelieu been presented as a hero instead of a villain?
68066. When is the next total solar eclipse visible from Western Europe due?
68067. A Japanese samurai movie that was remade as a Western, then remade again as a gangster movie. Name all three?
68068. What are the names and ages of Caroline Kennedy's children?
68069. What famous actress claims she was born a hermaphrodite?
68070. According to the Hopi, who is the "Trickster God" that replaces the stork?
68071. What is argyle?
68072. Which country is the winner of the 2006 World Cup?
68073. Supposedly inspired by an "Old Wykehamist", they are scattered across the Americas and have references to a film-maker, a certain planet, and an act that is celebrated by a major religion. What are they, and where are they most prevalent?
68074. Which novel from Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series has sold the most copies?
68075. How did the word "tip" come to be when referring to gratuity?
68076. Which famous actor was born on Christmas day?
68077. "People don't hate the past, they just hate their own." What film is this from?
68078. What is considered the first play that Shakespeare wrote?
68080. Why is this common acute respiratory ilness called a cold, when really, it is caused by a virus?
68082. When dining out, the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes always ordered steak, potatoes, and what other vegetable?
68083. What male tennis player won Australian Open in 1980?
68084. Benjamin Franklin was born in what city in 1706?
68086. What was the name of Cole Thornton's horse in the movie "El Dorado"?
68087. What is the name of the longest highway in Canada?
68088. This person (a saint) was the son of a wealthy merchant. His earlier life was a wild and immoral one, living as a musician. He turned his life around one night when he saw a holy man (anonymous as we know it). He quit his music and became a wealthy merchant. He quit this, however, when his money developed a sour odor. From this, he became a monk and made many pilgrimages to Jerusalem. Who is this person?
68089. This member of Major League Baseball's 3,000 Hit Club hit a key Game 7 World Series home run against Baltimore on his way to leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to their fourth World Series championship and earning Series MVP honors. Who was this Pirates superstar? Bill Mazeroski, Willie Stargell, Dave Parker, Roberto Clemente or Honus Wagner?
68090. What percentage of all workers in the US have worked at McDonald's?
68091. In the song "Rocky Mountain Hi(gh)" is the singer referring to "hi" or "high"?
68093. Who discovered Stevie Wonder in 1961 while he was playing for friends?
68094. What is the most played sport?
68098. What is the most popular kids' book?
68099. What age was the oldest British woman to have a baby?
68100. If you were to mix the bicarbonates of soda and the molecular breakdown of baking powder which chemical reaction would you get?
68101. What do scientists believe that the Earth's early atmostphere consisted of?
68110. What do Katharine Hepburn, Conan O'Brien, Martha Stewart, Lee Iacocca, and Theodore Roosevelt have in common?
68111. What vile, perverted, foul-mouthed brothers live in Ballydung Manor?
68112. All of Little Richard's 50's hits were on what rock pioneering record label?
68114. Barbara Park writes the Junie B Jones series, but is it true that the stories are about her life?
68115. Where was Shakespeare born?
68116. Who is the famous granddaughter of the man who invented the microwave?
68118. Where was the original slated site for the Statue of Liberty?
68119. What is the average height and weight of a U.S. football player?
68120. What is the average height and weight of a U.K. rugby player?
68121. What is the difference between Rugby and U.S. Football?
68122. What exactly is 'mesquite' flavour?
68123. What season of "Bewitched" did the show switch Deren's?
68124. Is white or black really a color?
68125. What is the translation of the Latin conversation between Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo in the movie 'Tombstone' just before the gun spinning scene?
68126. How did the popular jam band Cheese String Incident get its name?
68127. What event in Bob Dylan?s life changed his musical style, leading to a more introspective and simpler, often religious focus?
68128. What's the difference between a virus and a prion?
68130. How do prions cause diseases?
68132. What is the world?s fastest rollercoaster?
68133. This saint was once married to the king of Spain. However, upon learning that they were cousins, she had to leave him. She made a life converting a Benedictine monastery at Lorvao into a convent for 300 Cistercian nuns. She lived in this place (without taking vows) for the rest of her life. Who is this person?
68134. Saul Bellow, the writer, studied anthropology and sociology at what University?
68135. Why do some people spell color like I do and others spell it colour?
68136. Often, why do supermarkets put the sugary cereals on the bottom shelves?
68137. What is Beyonce' Knowles' middle name?
68138. What is the name of the theme song of the sitcom 'Friends' and who performed it?
68139. What international organization was founded in 1945 by seven states?
68140. Which states are not recognized by the UN?
68141. What are the names of the two European officers in 101st regiment in Wilbur Smith's 'Eye of the Tiger'?
68142. What is the meaning of a feather split down the middle to a Native American Indian?
68143. Which natural satellite in our solar system is as big as a planet in our solar system?
68144. I can't find the answer to this question in a quiz I've been given. It could be because it's too broad. 'Who is the main god of Native American mythology?'
68145. What ingredients are in every type of ice cream?
68147. What was the name of the US president that served only one month in office?
68148. This landmark, in a county of the UK that reflects its original inhabitants, has a name that means "hill hill hill hill", but is always pronounced differently. One of the towns in this county is named after a cake that isn't a cake or even from the town. What is the county, the name of the landmark, and the name of the cake-free town?
68149. In which town was born Eva Peron?
68151. Does anyone know the name of a 1950s movie where a down on his luck man finds a bank note for approximately $100,000 that falls out of an office building window. Everyone he then meets thinks he's rich and wealthy and treats him as such? He starts getting things like a limo, clothes, etc. Think maybe Gary Grant type. Eventually, he loses the bank note.
68157. Is it possible for a woman to have twins that are born a few months apart?
68158. What is a tattoo parlor? I need an explanation.
68159. In what U.S. city did Led Zeppelin play their first show in the United States?
68160. Just last year, a group of Austrian artists completed a most interesting sitework in a certain region of Italy. Intended for both visual enjoyment and the relaxation of hikers, it will remain in place until 2025. What is it, where is it, and can you provide an illustration of this stunning aesthetic achievement?
68161. How old was the youngest person to become a grandmother?
68162. How is cholesterol measured?
68164. Can someone explain the game "Marco Polo" to me? Is it some variation of "Blind Man's Buff" ?
68167. Currently on British TV, there is an ad for Twix (chocolate bar) in black and white with a couple on a tandem cycling through the French countryside. Can anyone translate the narration, and whose cinema style is being parodied?
68168. Why does DSL or high-speed internet require a modem?
68169. What was the last song AC/DC sang?
68170. When traveling west, at what point do you begin traveling east? (Such as, if you walked due north you would come to the north pole and then you would be traveling south until you reached the south pole and you would again be traveling north.)
68171. What was the middle name of US President Harry Truman?
68172. Where did Pink Floyd get their name from?
68173. Including both official and unofficial results, how many soccer matchups between Canada and Hungary have occurred, and what were the results of each match?
68174. What recording artist has had a successful career as a cardiologist in Washington, D.C.?
68175. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have a younger sister named Lizzie. How old is Lizzie?
68176. Why do 80 hairs fall out of your head each day?
68177. The Italian Branca family make two liqueur drinks, Branca Menta (mint) and Fernet Branca. Branca itself means claw in Italian, but what does Fernet mean? I haven't been able to find any meaning at all?
68178. What actor appeared in both 'Harry Potter' and 'Lord of the Rings'?
68179. What is a casoway?
68180. What is an IP address ?
68181. Who was the person that created the first jelly beans in America?
68184. In recent conversation, I was told there has been a case in which a man was pregnant. Is this true?
68185. At sea level and standing on the equator, how fast is the earth's surface moving due to planetary rotation?
68186. What is the name of the second Nine Inch Nails album released in 1995?
68187. It has been bothering me forever. What does "i.e." stand for?
68188. What do the Jordan, Japan and San Marino national anthems have in common?
68189. Is there an Italian equivalent for the phrase "shit happens"?
68190. Why might milk taste a bit sour sometimes?
68191. What are automated scripts?
68192. What does baseball, football and pocket monsters have in common?
68194. It's time again for the unusual annual fiction contest, sponsored by the English department of an American university! Who can tell me the name of this event and find me a site with the winning entry for 2006?
68197. In "Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest", the guy with the wooden eye and his friend (who I can't remember the name of) are in this movie. Do they play good or bad guys?
68198. What is Dora the Explorer's last name?
68199. In 1989 movie "Look Who's Talking" who supplied the voice for Mikey?
68203. Prevalent among military and certain science branches, it has adaptations for women and for the French. Named after the famous wife (who is mentioned in a well known survey mastered for William the Conqueror) of an Earl during the Cnut reign, its name has connotations to religious bearings, however the mention of Elvis dimishes that notion. What is it, who is it named after, and what was the well known survey?
68204. This species of tree is native to South America but has an alternative English name which is an ironic paradox in more ways than one. Its scientific name originates from the 'people' who thrived on the seeds of this tree. What is it called, what is so puzzling about it, and which British Freemason is it also named after?
68205. Is it possible to be struck by lightening while driving in a car? I have been told that the rubber tires makes the car a poor target as the lightening is seeking the ground. Is that true?
68206. Which is the oldest republic in the world?
68207. Who was the first woman to perform a spacewalk?
68208. Mohandas (the Mahatma) Gandhi studied law in what city?
68209. Do some protozoans live on land?
68210. Brad Pitt is to produce a movie based on the life of which journalist?
68211. What uniform number does/would Draco Malfoy wear in Quidditch?
68212. What type of wood and magical core is Draco Malfoy's wand?
68213. What is the longest word using only one key on a mobile phone?
68214. What team has appeared longest in the Premiership, and all its predecessors, without winning the championship?
68215. Who organized and headed the Caravan of Stars?
68217. Can you play with a wired PS2 controller if you're also using a wireless one at the same time?
68219. What was the name of the first video game and who created it?
68220. What is the number that is used the most by people all over the world?
68221. What country has one of the longest coastlines in the world, including its island coastlines?
68222. Why was Bonnie Prince Charlie called "Bonnie"?
68223. Who invented the plastic milk jug?
68224. What nation was once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East?
68225. What nation was once known at the American Switzerland?
68228. On average, a typical American eats how much cheese in a year?
68229. Cows are found in all continents except where?
68230. 'Hollaback Girl' from G. Stefani is a tribute to what other song?
68231. Where was the first gay rodeo held?
68232. What is the difference between cows and cattle?
68233. What additional piece of equipment does a recent USA Today article cite as a main reason for an improvement in airline safety?
68234. I've heard somewhere that there is an African bird that looses its red coloring in the rain. Does anybody know if this is true? What's the bird's name and does the red color come back?
68235. What is the piece of music called to which "The animals went in two by two, hurrah!" is sung?
68236. What do Gino Bartali and Tullio Campagnolo have in common?
68237. What Ironman Triathalon winner and Olympic cyclist set a speed record of over 150 miles per hour on a bicycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1985?
68238. A certain English writer and clergyman helped found a literary/political review and both wrote and lectured on such progressive subjects as women's rights, the abolition of slavery, and Catholic Emancipation. However, in the U.S., he became famous among housewives for his versified recipe for a culinary item. Who was he, what was the poetic recipe, and what did it contain?
68239. What band called themselves "the only band that mattered"?
68241. Which wild animal allegedly carries the SARS virus?
68242. When speaking of quantum physics what does "quantum" refer to?
68245. How do noble gases form compounds?
68246. Why is there DNA in the mitochondria?
68247. It is said that there is a prokaryotic single-celled organism that is as big as a period. What is this organism called?
68248. Do covalent bonds only exist when the atoms have the same combining capacity?
68250. In the short-lived show "John Doe" the title character had a strange mark on his chest. What was that mark?
68251. In "The Pretender" Jared assumed many last names such as Hoover, Unser and Lugosi. What was his original surname?
68252. Who created the first piece of bubble gum?
68254. Mideasterners used what part of their body instead of toilet paper?
68255. Before toilet paper, French Royalty used which fine garnment and plant instead of toilet paper?
68256. What is the population and density of Brisbane in Australia?
68257. How many streets in the United States are actually named "Main Street"?
68258. Does anyone know of any legitimate scientific and/or medical conditions that could explain spontaneous human combustion?
68259. Where are the "Badlands" in North Dakota?
68260. Which is the only 'Grand Slam' tournment played south of the equater?
68261. What airplane, or airplanes, did Biggles fly?
68262. Is there any way to reinforce styrofoam?
68263. From where does the phrase "three faults to a refusal" come, and what links that phrase, Victoria Wood, and the products of a certain type of palm tree?
68264. Who is consider the first American saint?
68265. What is the name of the Nazi Party member who was also a pimp and had a Nazi Party song named after him after his death?
68266. How much money has Jane Tomlinson raised since being diagnosed with terminal cancer?
68267. What is French Cricket?
68268. What is ocean pollution?
68269. In animals, do horses have the largest eyes?
68270. What is NMR scanning?
68272. What languages are spoken in England?
68273. Is brown rice healthier than white rice and, if so, in what way?
68274. Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker than if you hadn't shaved it at all?
68275. Is it true that since smoking was banned on aeroplanes, air quality is now poorer since it doesn't have to be recycled as often?
68276. How do you make shampoo?
68277. What is the best/ proper/ most efficient way to do push-ups/ press-ups? Should the hands be perpendicular to the body or parallel? Should the chest (or in my case, stomach) touch the floor or should you remain suspended?
68278. What star sign should Superman be, and why?
68279. This literary work is known for having recipes indulged from a certain neuroscientist, physician, and another from a man who has a morbid fear to adding cheese to a fish dish. The 'work' is a descriptive scenario of a string of conversations involving mostly food and wine, and another subject on a somewhat differing tangent. What is it, who wrote it, and which natural carminative is described intensively throughout the text?
68280. What is neither matter nor energy but exists without diminishing and may last forever?
68281. Most children's nursery rhymes are allegorical (i-e. Humpty-Dumpty and the British Empire). The nursery rhyme Jack and Jill is an allegory for what?
68282. What was the name of the earliest encyclopedia written and intended for children?
68283. What might be considered the pre-cursors to personal computers?
68284. When were Juice boxes invented, and when did they become widely available in the midwest?
68285. Who performed "The Elephant Man" on Broadway?
68286. In the recently released movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" starring Johnny Depp, what does the old woman say that Willy Wonka (Depp) smells like right before he responds by saying, "You smell like old people and soap"?
68287. Is Sean Connery really 77 years old?
68288. What other states other than Texas can you get your driver's permit at the age of 13?
68289. Salt water taffy, a tasty summer treat - at least at the Jersey shore, why is it called "salt water"?
68290. How many times did John Wayne play a character named "Donovan" in a movie?
68292. What is the worst, most thankless job in the movie industry?
68293. There is a video on youtube that says "Ninet sings im zo ahava." What does "im zo ahava" mean?
68294. What does 'RYU' mean in English?
68295. Does the United States have a patron saint?
68296. Which is advertised as the first and only watch worn on the moon?
68297. Other than the Interdominion held in Australia and New Zealand, what are the world's most prestigious pacing events?
68298. This member of the American presidential Bush family as a Wall Street banker conducted business with the Nazi Party until 1942. What was the piece of American legislation that forcibly halted his business dealing with the Third Reich?
68299. Who created the very first box of cereal?
68300. What is the symbol used to denote western / European pawnshops and what is the religious connection to this symbol?
68301. In some films I have seen a summer fete game in which someone sits in a chair above a swimming pool and the people have to throw a ball at a target. If it hits the target then the chair drops. What is this 'game' called?
68302. She was a seasoned prostitute working in Alexandria for 17 years. Later, she repented and lived an ascetic life. After death, she was buried by her associate with the help of a lion. Who was this Catholic saint?
68303. What sport was in its early days nicknamed "Tom-Fool's Game"?
68304. Are there individuals who have been canonized as saints by the Catholic Church, and then later stripped of their sainthood?
68307. In which place did John Lennon and Yoko Ono get married?
68308. Why did Kenya change its pronunciation from 'Keenyer' to 'Kenya'? Were we just asked to use the proper local pronunciation when it became independent or is it a more complicated reason?
68309. Did Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen take turns in different scenes as Michelle in the show "Full House"?
68310. Which English football team won three out of four finals at Wembley in the early 70's?
68311. At what age does a skunk produce scent?
68312. Roughly how much does caviar cost per pound or ounce?
68313. The Eagles album 'One of These Nights' was released in what month in 1975?
68314. Who designed the wedding dress of Grace Kelly to Rainiero the Monaco?
68315. What does Shinto mean in English?
68316. What is so unusual about the visual color range of a Zebra Finch?
68317. What does EIN mean in English from Japanese?
68318. What is the difference between technique and tactics?
68319. I just watched a show where one identical twin had a genetic disorder and the other didn't. How can this happen with identical twins?
68320. How does air hold in basketballs?
68321. What would happen if you took scissors and cut water?
68322. Who was the original lead singer of No Doubt?
68323. Are there any websites with full-scale pictures of the Walt Disney World attraction "Expedition Everest" Yeti on it?
68324. Under what circumstances can you see a white rainbow?
68325. Under what circumstances can you see a purple rainbow?
68326. Why does it rarely snow in the south in the United States?
68327. A certain American publication has long been known for its annual lists of the richest people in the U.S. and in the world. However, it has also come up with a list of the wealthiest fictional individuals. Can you find this list or, at least, provide the names of the "persons" currently ranked at #1 and #15?
68328. Arthur Conan Doyle employed this manoeuver, as did another 17th century poet and writer. Its origins are from an invasion of what is now a place in Turkey that features beehive houses. What is it, where was it famously noted to have been physically portrayed, and how is it commonly used in speech today?
68330. What major US cities are north of Toronto, Canada?
68331. Is Hungarian star soccer player Csaba Feher related to Miklos Feher, a Hungarian soccer star who suffered an untimely death on the field at age 25?
68332. In which year was the Provan/Summons medal introduced?
68333. How do chordates differ from other animal phyla (physical and behavorial characteristics)?
68334. How do natural selection and adaptive radiation differ?
68335. What kind of bass guitar do both Geddy Lee and Sting play?
68336. What is the name of the very first band that Don Henley of the Eagles played in?
68337. Why do some people write the chemical formula of lactic acid (or any chemical) like this: C3H6O3, and others write it like this: CH3CHOHCO2H?
68338. How is it possible that indentical twins have the same genetic material but are two different individuals?
68339. 66% of Americans admit to reading what in the loo?
68340. The shortest war in history is between Britain and Zanzibar. How long did it last?
68341. How many times do ghosts appear in Shakespeare's plays? Is it two or five times?
68342. What is the name of the most successful Rodeo Bull that dislodged 312 riders between 1980 and 1988 and wasn?t ridden to the eight-second bell until Lane Frost, World Champion Bull Rider 1987, did so on May 20, 1988?
68343. Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts is from what city?
68344. What is the name of the Hindu fanatic who assassinated Mohandas Gandhi in Delhi?
68345. What North Carolina hoops coach was hanged in effigy by his own student body before winning national titles there?
68347. Dishwashing detergent was created by who?
68348. Where was Britney Spears born?
68349. Is clinical depression a "chemical imbalance" in the brain; what chemicals and is there a cure?
68350. What lifelong friend does Ronnie Milsap thank in his latest album for his participation and ongoing encouragement?
68351. Who is the first person Gretchen Wilson thanks in her 'All Jacked Up' album?
68352. What was "the longest war with the fewest casualties"?
68353. What is the origin of the phrase "When the balloon goes up"?
68354. Would the July 17, 2006 Java earthquake technically and actually be affecting the wave height in California at the same period of time?
68355. This saint was a servant to a doctor in Douai, France. He studied in Douai and Rome, and was a schoolmater in London. He was ordained in 1567 and died for this a few years later. Who is this person?
68356. What is the body length of the parasite Cryptosporidium parvum?
68358. What is Hilary Duff's middle name?
68359. On the NASA logo there is a star pattern in the background. Is this a specific star group or a random bunch of stars from the patch designer?
68360. What is the title of the album of Luther Vandross released in 1986?
68361. I read an article last week saying that the identity of Jack the Ripper was to be revealed that day but haven't heard anything since. Who have they decided he was?
68362. Why does ones hair return to being curly after it's been straightened and exposed to water?
68363. Who won the British Open men's and women's squash titles in 2004 and 2005?
68364. Is Lucy a person from the Bible?
68365. Is indigo a real colour? I have heard that Newton wanted to match the spectrum to the musical scale and "stretched" it to make it fit.
68366. What safety device was invented in Sweden in 1958 but never patented, as the designers wanted everyone to share in its benefits? It is used every day by practically every person in the western world, and its use is legally enforced in many countries.
68367. I quenched the thirsts of French Foreign legion troops in Mazagran, Algeria. what am I?
68368. What is the longest land border between two nations in the world?
68369. What island was created by a glacier?
68370. Why are so many acronyms composed of three letters?
68371. I am going back quite a few years, but does anyone know the name of the song Jimmy Buffett recorded and put on to the tape, but not on the CD version of one of his albums? Sorry, drawing a blank to the album title.
68372. What television detective had several fake passports in the name of characters played by Humphrey Bogart?
68373. According to Emerson, Lake and Palmer, what was the "Lucky Man" carried atop?
68374. What is the oldest of the major world religions?
68375. Boy George was the lead singer for what 80's band?
68376. Is it true if you are an American non-Jew and decide to move to Israel after learning some Hebrew and Judaism, it is against the law to marry a Jewish girl?
68377. Most of the oxygen in the earth's atmosphere is in the form O2, but there is small portion of O3 (ozone). How come only some of the molecular oxygen is able to bond to another oxygen atom, and not all of it?
68378. Which famous painting is also known as La Gio Cenda?
68380. Do gymnosperms contain flowers?
68384. How are many of the chemical and physical properties of water determined by its bent shape?
68386. Why did Led Zepplin name their song "Black Dog"?
68387. What is the oldest building still standing?
68388. How do you blow a bubble with bubble gum?
68389. Since it is my birthday today, I was wondering, is there any culture(s) that doesn't put the same importance on birthdays as we do?
68390. What name of a bird is also a letter of the alphabet?
68392. What is the name of the 66 year old woman who, after giving birth to a 3lb, 3oz baby at a hospital in Bucharest, Romania, became the world's oldest woman to give birth?
68393. What University did Donald Trump attend before transferring to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1968?
68394. What male tennis player won US Open in 1991?
68396. I heard a song last night that used many girls names in it. But there was no verse. Just humming. It went something like this: Megan was a beauty she had a nice car, Jodie works at a diner and serves all day, Nancy is a nurse and helps the sick, and the verse is just humming. Any help?
68397. Who played Ronald in the film 'Cruel Intentions'?
68398. Who was the first artist to play at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts?
68399. What band holds the record for the highest grossing rock and roll tour of all time?
68400. What record has sold over 23 million copies since its release in 1979?
68401. Eric Clapton's 'Layla' and 'Wonderful Tonight' were written about which Beatles' ex-wife?
68402. In certain depictions of the crucifixion, Christ is flanked by two other individuals. Who are these other crucified persons and what is their relationship to Christ?
68403. This 15th century French noble served as a sub-commander in the army led by a Catholic saint. He was later tried and convicted for many crimes including, kidnapping, torture, mutilation and murder of several hundred children. Who was this precursor of the modern day serial killer?
68404. Why are they called "wisdom teeth"?
68405. Who was the first member of the Supremes to leave the band?
68406. How does soap work?
68407. What does Zoso mean? (Jimmy Page)
68408. What is Angus Young's middle name?
68409. What are the names of the women characters in "The Joy Luck Club"?
68410. What chorus does Angus Young sing on 'Stiff Upper Lip Live in Germany'?
68412. Who is the world's largest born baby? How big was he or she?
68413. Why is the colour of our urine yellow?
68414. Is it safe enough to delete the files named INDEX.DAT?
68415. Which file system is better for computer perfomance, FAT32 or NTFS, and why?
68416. Does putting your ceiling fan to a minimum level reduce the consumption of electricity?
68417. How is an exchange rate determined?
68419. What are some foods from McDonalds that have been discontinued over the years?
68420. Herb Alpert may be the only artist to have vocal (1968's "This Guy's in Love With You") and instrumental ("Rise" in 1979) to hit number one on the Billboard charts. Am I correct or are there others like Alpert?
68421. When did the Disney movie 'Wendy Wu, Homecoming Warrior' get released?
68422. Which is the name and the author of the tango that Al Pacino danced in 'Scent of a Woman'?
68423. Though he's now best known as a writer, he made a living for years working in a branch of the civil service, and his job helped provide him with literary inspiration. Some people credit him with the invention of a certain useful, and later brightly-colored, convenience closely associated with his employment and with his country. Who was he, for what service did he work, and what is he said to have introduced?
68424. Tony Williams was the lead singer of what 50's group?
68425. How old was Josť Feliciano when he made his first public appearance?
68426. In "Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl" it shows that Barbossa died. But in "Dead Man's Chest", it shows him alive. Did he really die in the first movie?
68427. Who is Anna Anderson and why was she controversial?
68428. Is it true that most people who jump off of tall buildings die because they suffer from a heart attack on the way down, and not from the impact of the fall?
68429. How are isotopes formed?
68430. "Motel, money, murder, madness." Who am I quoting?
68432. How about this one: "In the shuffling madness..."
Who am I quoting?
68433. What is the origin of the statement, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore"?
68434. What is the difference between deaf and Deaf?
68435. What causes a person to talk in their sleep and never remember doing it the next day?
68436. Who was Boo Radley?
68437. In medicine some things are measured in CCs. What is a CC equal to?
68438. 715 American soldiers died on a march through what Philippines province?
68439. If viruses aren't considered living organisms, why are there species of viruses?
68440. Who sang "There's a new dance they call it the roach"? I think that it came out in the late 60's.
68441. She played one of the Julies on 'Bad Girls' but what is the nationality of the actress Kika Mirylees?
68442. What NBA team found a way to score only 49 points in a 1999 game, the lowest total since the 24-second clock was implemented?
68443. What were AC/DC going to be called before they were AC/DC?
68444. What form of writing was used in ancient Mesopotamia?
68445. Why is the midsummer soltice called midsummer when it is also the first day of summer? I have read somewhere that it is referring to the fact that it is the peak of summer not the exact middle of summer, but surely this would still be July?
68446. Which gaming console currently holds the Guinness World Record for the best-selling computer games console in the world?
68447. What do 25,000 Americans get each day?
68448. What is the percentage of food most people leave on their plate?
68449. What do 26% of people overweight say they do not do?
68451. What nuclear power station was the site of the world's worst nuclear power plant accident in 1986?
68452. In the show "Full House" was Nicky and Alex's room Michelle's old bedroom with different furniture?
68453. Why on a can of Sprite (lemon lime soft drink), was the design changed?
68454. How does the refrigerater get cold?
68455. What is the name of the blob of mustard that hardens on the top of a mustard container?
68456. What connects serpent, monk, and a town in West Virginia?
68457. Successful business women have what in common?
68458. How can you find out what provider a certain cell phone number has, such as Verizon or Sprint?
68459. I could understand the name John A. Doe, as first, middle and last name. But in some ocassions a name is written as R. Paul Frank. Does that mean R. is his first name in his native language and John is his adopted name in English language?
68460. What is Britney Spears' middle name?
68461. Just who invented the finger trap, that woven straw tube that locks your fingertips together when you stretch it?
68463. What song did Hugh Jackman sing at Nicole Kidman's recent wedding to Keith Urban?
68465. Was the afro the look of the 70's or 80's?
68466. Who is known as 'The Genius'?
68467. When and where was Margery Kempe born?
68468. In which film were the lyrics 'lovely, absolutely lovely'?
68469. Who from No Doubt was Gwen Stefani romantically involved?
68470. What is a breathalyzer test?
68471. What two men have been given the disputed title of "Father of Calculus"?
68472. What does the word Tetris mean in Russian?
68473. There is a lowest temperature (-273c) but is there a highest?
68474. Why did each of the United States get their boundaries where they did?
68475. What famous children's book character has a doll named after a make of automobile?
68476. Does anyone know the name and artist of the painting hanging in Edie Fineran's house in "The Usual Suspects"?
68477. What did Houdini, the snake from Idaho, just have removed by a vet?
68478. What was the name of the automatic pilot in the movie 'Airplane!'?
68479. In the Disney channel 'Wendy Wu' movie, what year was the Mustang that Wendy and her friends rode in?
68480. Where was pizza first made?
68481. What language is systematically formed by the transposition of the initial consonant to the end of the word and the suffixation of an additional syllable?
68482. What is the name of the movie that was named after a Warren Zevon song and had a cast that included Christopher Walken and Steve Buscemi?
68483. This island was named twice by a poet known for a certain cliche. Another philosopher relates the name with connections to pottery materials, and now it is known from a source of communication between a Pope and a King. What island is it, and who were the people responsible for its previous names?
68484. How long is one buisness day?
68485. What channel airs the Nancy Drew movie starring Maggie Lawson? Also is it a DVD or Video?
68486. I am currently reading a book depicting two very well known astronomers. One had a witch for a mother, the other had a 'social fool' who he kept under the dinner table. The one who was obsessed with polyhedra was once accused of murdering the one whose pet died from inebriation. Who are these two mathematicians, and which one wrote a theoretical elucidation of a certain photographic device?
68487. Where did the insult "dunce" come from?
68488. Who was the 'Heartbreak Kid'?
68490. Why do cephalopods have a well-developed nervous system and only live for a short life time?
68492. The driest place on earth was recorded at the meteorological station in Quillagua, Chile, which is located in what desert?
68494. Where does the Aussie expression, "What do you think this is, bushweek?" originate?
68496. Which director made more films, George Lucas or Steven Spielberg?
68497. Which years of CDs did Sony put that "rootkit" program on that will act like a virus on your PC?
68498. What one same word can mean a piece of late news inserted in a newspaper page, is the maiden surname of top British athlete Paula, to put together in a makeshift or incompetent way, or a type of sweet?