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Questions From Sep 07 06
70501. What is the name of your occupation if you are responsible for checking boxes for defects when they are ejected from a machine then you proceed to stack the boxes on pallets or into bins?
70502. Which movie came first bye Disney: The Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl? Also, which of their corresponding rides came first?
70504. Who was the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy?
70505. How can the distance from an observer to a lightening flash be estimated, and can anyone explain how this works and provide an example?
70506. What are twelve percent of the world's billionaires?
70507. Fifteen percent of TV characters are what?
70508. What are 36% of adult friendships?
70509. Which word can be a game bird and a word meaning to complain?
70510. Who said, "Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people"?
70511. What was the result of the September 6, 2006 Euro Qualifiying soccer match, between Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina?
70512. What woman, daughter of Desiree "DeDe" Hunt, could trace her ancestry to George Washington and some of the earliest settlers of Plymouth, Massachusetts?
70513. The American Film Institute has released its list of the top 25 musicals. What musical film, based on a play that was, in turn, inspired by a collection of short stories by a man who was not a native of the country about which he was writing, appears on this list? Who was that author, and who wrote the play?
70514. What is the name of the half moon shaped pale area at the bottom of fingernails?
70515. What are the names of the two lead singers of Supertramp?
70516. Phenylketonuria is an inherited disease. What is the carrier frequency of Phenylketonuria in Australia?
What is the name of the British Jack Russell who made the first ever doggie skydive in 1987 from a height of 12,000 ft?
70518. How many states in the US now ban roadside billboards?
70519. What was the name of the TV show where a girl could see something bad that was going to happen in the near future and was able to prevent it from happening? 2004 or 2005 I think.
70520. What was the name of the first episode of the Bonanza series?
70521. Who was the first US president to publish a book while in office?
70523. What was the first public library to use a computerized catalog?
70524. What fictional icon was voted as one of the "Sexiest Men Alive" by People magazine in 1998?
70525. What actress founded United Artists Film Corporation in 1919?
70526. What female tennis player won French Open in 1982?
70527. How much cash does the average man have in his pocket?
70528. Who holds the record for the best selling album in the USA for a female singer?
70530. Irving Berlin published his first song in what year? What was the song and how old was he?
70531. What does a designated Quill Changer do?
70532. What is the most common animal in the world, excluding insects?
70533. Which Medici was known as "the Unfortunate" and why?
70534. Who was the girl in the Power Station video of Get It On (Bang a Gong)? I've heard it was post-op transexual Tula Cossey, but I just want to be sure.
70535. Approximately how many animals live in the sea and can't live on land, so would die if the sea froze?
70536. What do the following people have in common: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Anwar Sadat, Bette Davis and Gorilla Monsoon?
70537. Who is "The Stig"?
70538. What Power Station CD is the song "Some Like It Hot" on?
70540. What are autostereograms, who created them, when, and where?
70541. What was the most short-lived state in history?
70542. Why is it called a 'wolf whistle' when men whistle at ladies?
70543. Why is it described at 'jumping in my grave' if someone jumps in your seat before you've barely got up?
70544. What horse finished second in all three Triple Crown races?
70545. How many times did Seabiscuit lose the Santa Anita Handicap until he finally won it?
70546. What was the first restaurant to sell franchises?
70547. Due to pronuciation difficulties its name was changed to represent a district of a certain large European city, as it is the rudimentary procedure to expect a place-name associated with it. Evolved to compete with another country, it came to its demise, ironically, because supply could not meet demand. What is it, what is it also known as, and why does it frequently feature in a well known satirical publication?
70548. Though it was a mere blip on the artistic landscape until the middle of the last century, this painting is, today, regarded as a cultural icon in its country of origin. Depicting a certain gentleman engaged in a enjoyable sport, it was long thought to have been painted by one of the most famed artists of the country in question. Recently, that attribution has been doubted. What is it, who are the two artists associated with it, and can you provide an illustration?
70549. A tom turkey gobbles, does a hen turkey cackle, cluck, or yelp?
70550. Tatarstan is a republic within the Russian Federation. Why does this republic print its own banknotes?
70551. The Sahara Arabic Democratic Republic (also known as Western Sahara) har been occupied by Morocco since 1974. Still this "state" minted its own peseta coins in 1992. How could this happen, and did the coins ever circulate?
70552. What is the most amount of times a paper can be folded? I don't want the answer "it can only be folded seven times", as my Math teacher stated that it could be folded more times. If my math teacher is completely wrong, however, feel free to tell me.
70553. Chaim Wilz changed his name and hooked up with a kindred musician in 1971. What name did Chaim change his name to and who is the kindred musician?
70554. Sexual addiction is referred to as what kind of addiction, as opposed to a substance addiction like alcohol or drugs?
70558. Who is still alive in the Beatles?
70559. Who believed that his eyeglass might well be in Beethoven's coffin?
70560. Is there a permanent population on South Georgia?
70561. Who is Jimmy Buffet's "the unpopular poet"?
70562. How many Howard Johnson's restaurants are left in the United States?
70563. In what city and state and in what year was the first brewery in America built?
70564. What is considered the most dangerous animal on earth?
70565. This man was English, but born in Calcutta. He went to England as a child, with a stopover to see Napoleon at St. Helena. He gambled as a young man and funded two unsuccessful newspapers. He later had a wife who attempted suicide and was confined to the house for the rest of her life. Who was this man, and what is his best known work?
70566. Why was the papacy rather unhappy about the result of the Franco-Prussian war?
70567. This man is called "The Father of American Psychiatry." He created two big controversies, one over the treatment of mental patients and one about skin color. Who is the man and what were these contoversies?
70568. Not a trivia question, but a warning. I don't know if anyone else has received one, but watch out in your mail for a Cote d'Ivoire scam. I doubt if anyone here would fall for it, but newcomers might. The account that sent it to me has been toasted, by the way. And I've notified Yahoo France about the abuse of one of their addresses, too. If the moderators could leave this up for a bit, I'd be grateful.
70569. Why do firemen core the cake?
70571. Is there any places in the world where a person may not leave their job without permission from the government?
70574. Are television sets manufactured in Canada or imported?
70575. In the Lake Nyos disaster what properties of carbon dioxide were responsible for causing the event?
70576. Why did the the carbon dioxide in Lake Nyos suddenly come out of the solution?
70578. How many Stillwaters are there? I mean as in cities like Stillwater, Michigan.
70579. Which US States have four straight sides like a square or rectangle without kinks, bumps or water?
70580. Is the new capital of Myanmar (Burma) officially called just Naypyidaw or Naypyidaw Myodaw?
70581. There was a book written in the English language that contains absolutely no E's. What is the name of this book?
70582. On what date and where was the first officially recorded, organized game of baseball played?
70583. Where is the last remaining free standing barracks from the French and Indian War in America?
70584. What is episiotomy and why is it performed?
70585. What is the difference between emission and ejaculation of sperm?
70586. What was George Lucas' response to Weird Al Yankovic's 'The Saga Begins'?
70587. What is Tang Soo Do?
70588. Once connected with the procedure for the diagnosis of human health, it was also mentioned by a famous natural philosopher. What is it, what common household item displays one, and which opera written by someone involved in the unification of his home country features one?
70591. What is the smallest state west of the Mississippi?
70592. Which US state is often referred to as being cooked and has a scent that carries for miles. What state is it and what is being cooked?
70593. Which US state's official fruit is the scuppernong grape and Beverly Perdue is the Lieut Governor?
70594. How deep is the Grand Canyon?
70595. What state of the USA just recently celebrated National Clown Week?
70596. Why was the movie "The Blues Brothers" rated R?
70597. What is your job title/name of occupation if you convey passengers to destinations, using a three-wheeled vehicle: Pump pedals and turn handlebars to propel and steer the vehicle along a roadway to attract and convey passengers for novelty rides?
70598. Before the American Civil War when slavery was legal, and during the Reconstruction era, African Americans made up what percentage of Florida's population?
70599. What man invented the spinning jenny, and what other man is given credit for it?
70600. When re-entering the atmosphere there's a period of radio blackout. Does this occur when leaving the atmosphere, and if not, why not?
70601. What was the purpose of the cow bell being in Blue Oyster Cult's 1976 song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"?
70602. What is a gymnatorium, and when and where was the term originated?
70603. When talking about lunchtime what would the Italian sentence "Giovanni č per strada" mean in English?
70605. When this classic film was re-released in the early 1990s, an important scene originally removed from it was restored, but without the audio, which was missing. One of the actors involved was able to re-record his dialogue, but the other was dead, so a third well-known actor was asked to mimic his voice. What is this film, who were the two actors in this scene, and who dubbed the famous dead man?
70606. What are the Seven Devils and where are they located?
70607. What state's highest point is the lowest high point of any U.S. state?
70609. What is the function of the dorsal root ganglion?
70610. What important muscle lies close to the kidney?
70611. Is karate considered a hard or soft martial art?
70612. Who built the world's tallest ride-able motorcycle, which is called Bigtoe and has a maximum height of 7.5 ft and a top speed of 62 mph?
70613. What classic album features a woman sitting in a window with a grey tabby in front of her?
70614. Who invented the Enigma coding machine in 1919, which was used by the German army in World War I to transmit encrypted information?
70615. What is an etymologist?
70618. In what year was the original version of 'The Poseidon Adventure' released?
70620. What does 88 2fl stand for?
70621. It is still unknown if this woman actually was a woman. She abdicated her throne, supposedly for her religion, but it is also known that she was "wasteful," creating hundreds of new titles in her country. She left her country and changed her name, was involved in a crime in France, and is buried in a very honored location. Who is she?
70623. In the classic movie Shane, is Shane dead in the end?
70624. William Shatner is #45, Bruce Willis is #13, Michael Jackson is #30, Kevin Rowland is #7 on a list of "all time worsts". What is this list of worsts?
70626. What is 'sound and fury' as a figure of speech?
70629. On what date did the New York Board of Education bar whipping of children in its schools?
70631. What is the origin of "pressure cooking?"
70632. When you buy a ringtone, there is poly and mono. Which one is the real song and which one is the beeps?
70633. What is the meaning of the word rattapallax?
70634. Coined from an ancient fairy tale by a highly-imaginative architect, this word originally referred to a certain country. Though various arguments have raged over its meaning, it generally represents, today, a rather pleasant concept. What is the word, who coined it, and can you offer (anything you like) an example of it?
70635. Canadians buy about two hundred fifty million pencils a year. If each pencil can draw a 56-km line, how long could a year's supply draw?
70636. Who is the oldest living retired professional American football player?
70637. In the Lake Nyos disaster what caused the rumbling sound the villages heard?
70638. What is the branch of science which deals with the study of roots and seeds called?
70639. What is the biography of David Beckam called?
70641. In the movie "A Time To Kill" Matthew McConaughey played the role of Jake Brigance. Matthew was selected after seven other actors had been seriously considered. Can you name the other seven actors?
70642. Which counties in Britain have the highest and lowest frequency of cities, excluding London and its suburbs?
70643. What TV show holds the record for the most guest stars in a television series?
70644. Who were the guests (I think one was Laurie Cabot) on the Phil Donahue show when he had on a group of witches?
70645. What fictional family in a well known television series came from the Ozark Mountains?
70646. What is the only major sport that allows subsitutes while play is in progress?
70647. What unusual sporting event do they have in South Dakota, Maine, and Minnesota?
70648. In Cleveland, Ohio, it is illegal to trap what without a license?
70649. What is the most common noncontagious disease in the world?
70650. What is a California Long White?
70651. What is the world's widest river?
70653. What treaty, signed by Germany and the Allies, officially ended World War I?
70654. What is the number of the most consecutive shutouts by an NFL team?
70655. Approximately how many laws are there in the United States?
70656. South Pittsburg, Tennessee, better known as "The Cornbread Capitol of the World," has an old ordinance pertaining to the cooking of this southern staple. What is the ordinance and what is the fine for violating the ordinance?
70657. This man is best known for his dying words. He participated in numerous battles, and trials on a new experimental weapon. Many locations are now named for him. Who is he?
70658. What is "Genovese Syndrome" and what brought about the name of this syndrome?
70659. How many squares are there in a 5x5 checkerboard?
70661. In the South Park Movie, who is singing the song when Kenny goes to hell?
70662. What are five countries that the Tropic of Cancer passes through?
70663. Which continent has the fewest number of nations?
70664. What name was shared by a Secretary of State and his distant relative, a writer and Commonwealthman?
70665. What is the name of Sherlock Holmes' more intelligent brother?
70666. What is the name of both ends of a magnet?
70667. When considering the name homo sapien (sapien), what other of these Latin terms have early humans been called?
70668. What is the difference between a Neanderthal and the human beings of today?
70669. Name the American city that was credited as 'Birthplace of the Skyscraper'?
70670. When the earth is closest to the sun what month is it?
70671. What are the circulation figures of Time and Newsweek magazines respectively?
70674. Has a wolf ever run in the Iditarod?
70675. What album did Pat Benatar release in 1984?
70676. What is the art of cutting hedges into shapes called?
70677. It has been accredited to rescuing a certain priory from an invasion sometimes referred to as a 'flood'. Alternatively, myth would have it saving a church from devestating fire. This particular city is inundated yearly with people paying homage and locals bearing bizarre gifts of chewing gum. What is it, and where is this place?
70678. Is there a website that corrects historical inaccuracies in factually-based movies such as Braveheart, The Hurricane, and Erin Brockovich?
70679. On 9/11, why did WTC 7 collapse?
70680. How many calories are in one cup of cooked old-fashioned or quick, not instant, oatmeal?
70681. Apparently there were subliminal messages placed in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'. What did they say, and where were they placed?
70682. Who holds the record for the longest ride on a mechanical rodeo after riding for 2 minutes, 15 seconds?
70683. Which Friends star is co-staring in the upcoming NBC drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip?
70684. Was Raymond Buckland ever a guest on the Phil Donahue show?
70685. Which song was broadcast live on the first-ever global satellite link-up?
70686. How many mushers ran their dogs in the Great Race of Mercy?
70687. What female tennis player won Wimbledon in 1980?
70688. What was the first colour program to air on colour TV?
70689. On a digital clock how many times in a 24 hour period are consecutive numbers shown? For example 1:23.
70690. What do the people in England call a garbage collector?
70691. What was the first ready to eat breakfast cereal?
70692. What did Wilhelm Roentgen discover?
70693. What is the enrollment for Rulh high school?
70695. What is the initial meaning of the word 'snob'?
70696. What exactly is a cottage?
70697. Who was the first governor of Northern Ireland, and who was his godfather?
70698. Whenever I see on top of high buildings or towers there is a red light and I do not know what it is for. Can someone please explain what is its purpose?
70699. Even when the power supply is cut, how come generators work?
70700. What are the three most populated cities in Romania and how many people live there?
70701. What is the longest river in Romania?
70702. What are the three biggest tourist attractions in Romania?
70703. What is the oldest version of Photoshop that runs well in Windows XP?
70706. He is traditionally thought by some to have been the first to practice his profession in the now-recognized manner, so that his modern professional descendants are often called after him. His spirit may be blamed for mishaps that occur in the course of the activity associated with him, and he also gave his name to the first example of collaboration between two famous individuals who were closely involved with that activity. Who was he, and who were those collaborators?
70707. What is InuYasha's girlfriend's name?
70709. What is the name of the game piece flipped into a cup in tiddlywinks?
70710. Why don't Americans wear white after Labor Day?
70711. What show do the following actors have in common:
Ben Stiller, Henry Winkler, Martin Short, Julia Louis-Dreyfes, Liza Minelli, Ed Begley, Jr., Richard Simmons, Charlize Theron, Frankie Muniz, John Larroquette, Scott Baio and Judge Reinhold?
70712. What is the first sound a newborn elephant calf usually makes and why? How does the mother usually respond?
70713. Are the Apache and the Navajo the same tribe? If they aren't, then what do they have in common?
70714. What was the nickname of Franklin D. Roosevelt's specially equipped Douglas DC-4?
70715. What are the three most spoken languages worldwide?
70716. Which engineering unit is named after a man who once invented an assault weapon, and who figured a unique way of disabling ships?
70717. Why did they build the Great Wall of China?
70718. What is a male seamstress called?
70720. What was the name of the game show which had the 'Double whammy'?
70721. How many musles are being used when you laugh?
70722. Who has stacked the most bowling balls (10) vertically without the aid of adhesives?
70723. Why do microphones have a sponge on the end?
70724. Were the Back to the Future movies all released in the same year?
70725. At what age do female elephants reach sexual maturity and at what age are they no longer able to reproduce?
70726. On "I Love Lucy" Lucy's maiden name was MacGillicuddy, but what was the character's middle name?
70728. What are the names of the pop groups who get their names from A Clockwork Orange?
70729. What male tennis player won Wimbledon in 1996?
70731. Why isn't there a Germanic word for coup d'etat in English?
70733. How many times Johnny Knoxville knocked unconscious during first Jackass movie?
70734. When was the first "infomercial" aired, and what did it sell?
70735. Who wrote the theme song to the TV show "North of 60"?
70736. This man took secret classes while in college studying mathematics. He and some colleagues soon began work on a world-changing project, the solution of which helped the Allies in World War II. Who is he and what military rank did he reach?
70737. What was the first toy to be advertised on television in the United States?
70738. One particular variation originated in Italy around 45 years ago. Recently it was effectively utilized in Italian society as a military application. Another version, used predominately in a very large US city portrays a different concept although it looks exactly the same. What is it, which US city is it most likely to be witnessed, and why did it go from eight bits to seven bits in the late seventies?
70740. Who was born January 6, 1412?
70741. She was part of a song and dance act, with her sisters, by age four. The Marx Brothers gave her a part in one of their films, she sang in nightclubs in the 1940s and 1950s. Halle Berry played her. She was nominated for an Academy Award, but roles were still hard for her to find. In 1965 she died of a drug overdose. Who Could It Be?
70742. What are the pH readings of the following liquids: Coca-Cola, vinegar, ammonia-based cleaner, and Drano?
70743. Who is the Executive Director of the world's largest aquarium and why did he halt the sale of annual passes?
70744. In 2004 the Nebraska Cornhuskers had their most losses in one season in a long time. When was their most 'losingest' season before 2004?
70746. On BBC's TV show 'Topgear' who is "The Stig"?
70748. What is the origin of "Casual Friday"?
70749. Who achieved the farthest human cannonball flight, being fired 185 feet, 10 inches from a cannon on May 29, 1998, at Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania?
70750. What is the title of the first book published by Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher?
70751. Is the official capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur or Putrajaya?
70753. How many people have died from earthquakes in the UK?
70754. How many international players play in the NBA this season (06/07)?
70756. How many countries begin with the letter I?
70758. What did Bartolomé De Las Casas write in 1542? When was the manuscript published? Is it in print today?
70759. What is a "sand cat" and who first identified it?
70760. Who became the first black Marine selected to the Naval Academy Preparatory School? When?
70762. What Jamaican Port facility changed its name after independence?
70763. This rare art form is created by using fingernails. What is it called?
70764. Can anyone assign any meaning or origin to the word 'kasvarr'?
70766. When does treason become high treason?
70767. Not all Muslims are Arabs, but are all Arabs Muslims?
70768. What is the function of the "glow light" in a diesel-fuelled car?
70769. Who ran the first four-minute mile?
70770. Who said, "No man should be allowed to be President if he doesn't understand hogs"?
70773. Who has run the most sub-four-minute miles?
70774. Can you see Denali from Anchorage?
70775. How can an Inuit recognize Akhlut's tracks?
70776. What 'fairy tale' author's sexual orientation is a matter of controversy in academic circles? With discussion beginning in 1901 with an article by Carl Albert Hansen Fahlberg (using the pseudonym Albert Hansenin) in Magnus Hirschfeld's publication Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufe (Yearbook on Ambiguous Sexuality).
70777. This world-famous logo, closely and symbolically connected with the country in which the represented company was founded, has occasionally been subjected to amusing, "customized" revisions of its traditional appearance. These have involved a rodent, a well-known cartoon character, and a science fiction device. What is this well-known logo?
70778. What did arachnologist Norman Platnick and entomologist Edward O. Wilson do in honor of a famous actor? Who is the actor?
70779. Who is the male actor with dark curly hair and glasses in Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love" video?
70780. What does Nal Hutta mean in Hutt?
70782. In the verse by Inez Rice, "October skips along the lanes, It kicks the leaves and ? with rains," what goes where the question mark is?
70784. In the '80s a Canadian band performed a song with the lyrics "I'm stoned again, someone else but me. Lost all control again now I'm begging on my knees." What was the name of the band and the song?
70785. Why can't Cardiff City FC play in the Millenium Stadium if there current ground is too inadequate?
70786. What is the definition of a "country" and would the Norwegian territory Svalbard qualify as a country according to this definition?
70787. Very vague description but can't remember it. This was from a film and it was a song. The lyrics were "What a picture, what a photograph". Another lyric was "Stick it in your family album" Anybody help?
70789. What is the name of the longest national highway in the world, how long is it and where is it?
70790. Who was the great Indian who died, it is said, at the age of 113 years, who in his young days saw a vision, and afterwards became the most powerful person in the tribe and made the men of his tribe great in athletic sports, so that they won from men of other tribes in competitions? Where was his camping ground?
70792. Who first inforced the rule of two, that only allows one Sith master and one Sith apprentice at a time?
70793. A character on this TV show had the same first and last name, which is also the actual last name of another actor on the show, although that actor does not use this name. What is the show and what is the name?
70794. What is the oldest operational orphanage in the United States? In the world?
70796. How do you convert hexseconds into hexminutes?
70797. How many steps are there in meiosis?
70799. What did the Aztec women wear?
70800. In "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" there are several parts of the movie that has a flute-like instrument used for a solo que in parts such as when Bilbo and Gandalf are talking in the evening before the birthday party and the conversation between Frodo and Sam after Frodo saves Sam from drowning. What instrument is this?
70802. What was the color of Robert Mitchum's two tone 1957 Ford in 1958 movie 'Thunder Road'?
70803. What is the name of the worldwide popular tourist spot near Halifax, N.S. whose main feature is a lighthouse?
70804. What record beat out Michael Jackson's "Thriller" for title of the best selling record in US history? How many more did it sell?
70805. Who was the first batsman to be dismissed for 99 runs in a Test match?
70806. Who invented the earliest and not-so-successful version of an ATM and in what year?
70807. What is the name of the famous outlaw hideout in the State of Wyoming ?
70808. On a pack of tomato seeds, for example, exactly what does it mean when it says 90 days or 120 days, etc.?
70810. Was Lysol really named after Lysosomes? My teacher said that and they do about the same job.
70812. What do you call interactions of matter and energy?
70813. What is the 27th smallest country in the world?
70814. What is the life expectancy of a woodpecker bird?
70815. Who designed the first mass-produced fitted kitchen and what was it known as?
70816. What do the following illnesses and/or diseases have in common: Ebola, Mad Cow Disease, Spontaneous dentohydroplosion, Leprosy, Hotdog Fingers, Government Created Killer Nano-robot infection, Count Choculitis, Inverted Penis, and Anal Fissures?
70818. What do you call "an explanation of results" in middle school science terms? It is a 18 letter space and can be more than one word.
70819. When was the term "anchor" first used for newcasters in a studio?
70820. Is there any kind of business activity in the Antarctic territories, including both mainland and islands?
70821. What is the official currency in Mongolia?
70822. Does the band OPM's name come from 'Outlaws, Perverts and Misfits' or are they called OPM because it sounds like Opium?
70823. Commissioned for a chapel in a district of Rome, this painting shocked certain viewers owing to its seeming lack of decorum and was rejected. Artists, however, admired it, and one soon-to-be very famous painter recommended that one of his own patrons should buy it. It eventually ended up in a royal court and then in one of the world's great museums. What is it, who painted it, and who arranged for that first purchase?
70824. Which countries have recognized Azad Kashmir?
70825. What celebrity led the "Four more years!" chant at the 1972 Republican National Convention?
70826. Can you tell me where I can see an old commercial (seen in N. America) for Sprite? It aired in the early 1990s and contained a mime. Thanks!
70828. This man was related to an emperor and served under him for a time as a soldier. He later gave up military life, hoping to one day become Pope. He soon gave up on that idea, dedicating his life to academia, especially medicine. He had one of the highest reputations of his time. Who was he?
70829. Is Canadian TV's "Corner Gas" actually filmed in Dog River, Saskatchewan?
70830. Are the actors Lawrence Fishbourne and Samuel L Jackson related?
70832. What was the color of Robert Mitchum's two tone 1957 Ford in 1958 movie 'Thunder Road', the car that he wrecked at the end of the movie?
70833. What do Tom Selleck, Woody Harrelson, Brad Pitt, David Lettermen, Mike Ditka and U.S. President Grover Cleveland all have in common?
70834. What year was Pepsi-Cola invented and by whom? What was Pepsi-Cola's original name and why was it changed to Pepsi-Cola?
70836. I'm looking for the city and name of a large statue of a bigman with a big hat and it's not the one at the fairgounds in Dallas and not the oilman in Tulsa but it is in the west. Can anyone help?
70837. This woman was a Maid-of-the-court under Elizabeth I. Soon she had an affair with a favorite of the queen's, leading to banishment and the queen calling her a "she wolf." Her son became another favorite of the queen. She is an ancestor of many notable people, including Winston Churchill. Who is she?
70838. It may be important to "addressing" a particular social issue. Why use addressing instead of address in this situation after "to"?
70839. What movie had the following lines in it, "If you follow the presets it will be a road map to life", and "to find it you just have to look out your own backdoor"?
70840. What advertising mascot battled car fires, twisters and close calls with farm machinery while attempting to rescue babies, pets and other things from disasters? What was this mascot advertising?
70842. In 1993/94, there was a computer game called "The Incredible Crash Dummies." What was the storyline to this game?
70843. An orchestra in my home city of Chicago will be premiering an unusual experimental work at the beginning of October, one that employs items that concert and theatergoers generally find quite annoying these days. This will, in fact, be an "audience participation" event. What is the orchestra, what is the title of the new work, and who is the composer?
70845. What common abbrevation contains more syllables than the words it is abbreviating?
70846. Known as a musical form, and widely recognised by a certain work of a libretto, its speed and rhythmic sequence has also featured as a parody by a mathematician who supposedly invented an alcoholic 'dessert'. What is it, who was the mathematician, and what is the well known work he parodied?
70847. What Blues great was called "Bull Cow" in his early years because of his great size?
70848. Was Big Joe Turner's 'Piney Brown Blues' a tribute to 'Big Piney' or 'Little Piney?'
70849. A 14th century Polish king had an interesting nickname related to his height. Who is he and what was it?
70850. According to Guinness, who holds the world?s largest Barbie Doll collection?
70851. What is a computer? Not just the electronic type, I'm talking large scale definition.
70853. Whose gloomy abode have you entered if you encounter many bizarre items including a king cobra candle holder; a moose head (named Pierre) over the fireplace with one drooping antler; a suit of samurai armor; ancient instruments of torture; a huge two-headed sea turtle; a giant brown (and later) white bear; an Eskimo totem pole; the hastate head of a swordfish stuffed with a human leg; a harpsichord; a steer-horn-girded armchair; an elephant's hoof filled with popcorn; and a bearskin rug that growled when stepped upon. Also lurking within is Cleopatra, an African strangling plant; and Kit Kat, the family pet?
70854. What is the difference between a PC and a MAC computer?
70855. Who is the creator of the California Raisins, how did they get their names and what where the names of the original trio?
70856. What is the longest acronym?
70857. In Old England and the colonies, if you had a pirate's brand but had not commited any crimes, could you still be hanged? Was there any punishment?
70859. When did humans start looking after their teeth properly?
70860. What the name of the movie inspired by Loretta Lynn?
70861. What is the longest palindrome?
70862. During the mass suicide/massacre at Jonestown, a communal settlement in Guyana in November of 1978, what did the cult members ingest that was laced with valium and cyanide?
70863. What is the meaning of "getting back on their feet"?
70864. How far is this statement true "95% of Libya is desert?
70865. Where is the world's oldest desert?
70866. What is the name of the strait in the Med sea, a name that appears in the title of a famous Gothic horror novel by an 18th century British writer?
70867. What is EU?
70868. What was the first movie to portray an ongoing investigation?
70869. The Aztecs named it after a male body part. The English prefer to name it in conjunction with a reptile and yet another culture has decided to match it with something dairy. What are they and what is unusual about the 'second morning'?
70870. The Aztecs love the feathers of a Quetzal. So, I also know they worship the Quetzalcoatl. But what exactly is the Quetzalcoatl?
70872. What franchise won the 'Hot Again' award from Nation's Restaurant News in 2003?
70873. What is the full name of Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kursch?
70874. Why is General Geivius in that suit?
70875. In soccer, has a player ever been booked before the kick off?
70876. I know that Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. So what is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
70877. Does anybody know who sings 'Pretty Fly for a White Guy'?
70878. What was Beyonce Knowles? character name in 'Austin Powers in Goldmember'?
70879. How many square feet are there on a football playing field?
70880. Which country has the world's largest national park, covering 375,289 square miles?
70881. From what college did Boston leader Tom Scholz graduate?
70882. What was Reba McEntire?s father?s profession?
70883. How many active leper colonies are there in the United States?
70884. Is it possible to have twin birds?
70885. What female tennis player won Wimbledon in 1999?
70886. This man was rumored to have become president of a college believing it would move to another town. After it didn't, he abandoned the school and took some students and part of the library to become the first president of another college. This is now said to be false. Who was the man and what are the two colleges involved?
70887. How long did the following take to cover a measured mile when breaking the land speed record: Gaston Chasseloup-Laubat, John Cobb and Andy Green?
70888. The Bonneville Salt Flats have been used for many land speed record attempts. Why is it a good site?
70889. In which European city would children have been put through a revolving door with a torn piece of paper fastened to them, and why the paper?
70890. Named after a church dedicated to a hermit saint (called by another name in English), this much-admired organization was founded nearly 40 years ago by teenagers. Religious in inspiration but firmly dedicated to ecumenism, the award-winning membership has devoted itself to the homeless, to relieving poverty, and to worldwide peace initiatives. It has also spread beyond the borders of the country in which it was founded. What is it?
70891. How many kinds of Hamburger Helper are there and what particular kind also includes dehydrated potato slices?
70892. Who provides the voice for Sprite's Miles Thirt, what television show does he act on, and what is his character's name on the show?
70893. What is Sagacity?
70894. What is the opera music playing in "Pukahontas", Barney Gumble's entry in the Springfield Film Festival in The Simpsons episode 'A Star is Burns'?
70896. During the War of the Currents which current did Edison use to kill Topsy the elephant?
70897. Why do tennis players bounce the ball before serving?
70898. Who holds the record for doing the most consecutive donut spins after performing 73 in "El Show de los Records" in Madrid, Spain on June 4, 2006?
70899. How many of the 2006-07 English premiership football teams (soccer) have moved into new stadiums following the publication of the Justice Taylor report in 1990?
70900. What high school in the United States is recognized as having the largest alumni association of any high school in the nation? When was it established and by whom?
70901. Who killed Warren Earp, the youngest of the famous clan of gun fighting brothers, in an Arizona saloon in 1900?
70902. On "That 70's Show" what is the third item used in the nuclear bomb, cock roach game (like rock, paper, scissors)?
70903. How old is advertising?
70904. Which newsman won the Emmy in 1991?
70906. Is it true that Iran is the largest producer of pistachios?
70907. This man was one of the first demographers, and is also known in epidemiology because he attempted to create a system to warn people of the bubonic plague. His work created the first statistically based idea of the London population. Who was he and what was the name of his book?
70908. It started exactly eleven years ago, when someone in a place of worship made an offering to a zoomorphic idol. The "miracle" quickly spread all over a certain country and then abroad, causing traffic jams and a run on a common beverage. Scientists came up with a rational explanation, but the phenomenon supposedly recurred just last month. What am I talking about, and what did the scientists have to say about it?
70910. The name of the President of Iran is sometimes written Ahmadinejad and sometimes Ahmadi-Nejad. Which is the most correct?
70911. On the show "Just Shoot Me" David Spade's character, Dennis, had a pet. What was his pet, what was its name, how did it die and what did he do with it after its demise?
70912. What U.S. school had the highest number of twins attending at one time and what school year was it?
70913. Where is the coldest inhabited village located, why is it that cold and what is the average temperature during the coldest month?
70914. What is the only type of food that does not spoil?
70915. Having significant religious connotations, various theologians have queried the exact whereabouts of it, depending on which circumstances are believed concerning a famous individual's death. Various monarchs have claimed it in their possession, and it was once given as a wedding present. What is it, and why would one need a telescope, supposedly, to find it?
70916. Who was the last person to hold the ATP World No.1 rank in both singles and doubles?
70917. Why did Baden Powell adopt the fleur-de-lis as the official symbol of scouts and guides?
70918. What was Portnoy's Complaint?
70919. What confectionery used in cake decorating are comprised of anti-oxidents promoting anti-inflammatory properties, but are more commonly known for their smell-concealing attributes?
70920. What is the oldest religion still in practice?
70921. What is the name of the debut album, released in 1981, by Luther Vandross?
70922. Where is Alatriliaer?
70923. How far back can today's television system be traced?
70924. Is Peter Jackson making a movie about The Hobbit, as he did with Lord of the Rings? And if he is when will it come out?
70925. Name a term that's used while bowling that you would look like a fool if you didn't know it?
70926. Where did the idea come from that bulls are enraged by the colour red?
70927. Whose car registration is V194?
70928. What supposedly connects Woody Harrelson to the JFK assassination?
70929. This book was first published in the seventeenth century and concerned a now-discredited practice which nonetheless inspired an entire branch of science. The latin title described the book's unique attribute. What is the book, and what is so peculiar about it?
70930. Who was the young girl (turning 15) in the Clint Eastwood movie Pale Rider?
70931. What octane fuel does the NASCAR Nextel Cup use?
70932. What is the origin of the term "kidnapped"?
70933. Where does the word "romance" originate and what does it really mean?
70934. When did pop 'groups' become known as 'bands', and why?
70935. Which of the following states has an upper House (Legislative council) in its legislative set up: Karnataka, Orissa, Jharkhand, or Punjab?
70936. What are the English lyrics for the song 'Bambino' sung by The Springfields in the early 1960's?
70937. What is the form of reproduction in which the ovum develops into a new individual without fertilization? What kind of animals are capable of this and who first discovered this?
70939. What animal feeds exclusively on only one kind of food and browses on only six of the 500 species, picking through 20 pounds of this food daily to find 1.3 pounds to eat?
70940. What insect accelerates at 13,000 ft (4,000 m) per second and overcomes a G-force of more than 414 times its own body weight when jumping?
70941. What insects can spend 2?3 years as nymphs at the bottom of a lake or stream, and then live for as little as one an hour as winged adults? How many species of them are there?
70942. This man was raised by an uncle after his mother died of smallpox. He became a merchant sailor, and began smuggling opium when business was slow. He retired to his home state of Massachusetts where a town is named for his estate. He was also known for his philanthropy. Who was he?
70943. Does anyone know what jelly babies are made from?
70944. This award given in the motion picture industry, is represented by something that was made whilst a famous biblical figure left to receive a 'list'. What is it, who was the biblical figure and what was he retrieving?
70945. According to a playwright, a certain famous face "launched a thousand ships." What amount of beauty, in a subsequent reckoning, would be required to get just one ship underway? And who can give me the proper citation for that "ships" quotation?
70948. What was the first company in the United States to go international?
70950. What is Mortimer J. Snerd's middle name?
70952. To whom is the invention of the unit 'milliHelen' generally attributed? And it was claimed by him, too.
70953. In "The Hobbit" how did Bilbo find out Gollum's name?
70954. Is it true that Korea has the nickname called "Land of the Morning Calm" and if so then why?
70955. What is Entrepot City?
70956. Which place in the world has the largest population of Japanese outside Japan?
70957. What is the farthest distance anyone on the earth can be away from another person before they begin getting closer again?
70958. Who is the youngest Oscar winner? What about the oldest?
70959. On 'Hee Haw' what is Grandpa Jones' real name?
70960. Who was incorrectly credited for the discovery of the Andromeda Galaxy and in what year was this? In what year was the galaxy actually discovered and by whom?
70961. Who is the youngest person to become a duke?
70963. Where did the 'Hope Floats' wardrobe department get the outfits worn by Sandra Bullock?
70965. How old is Hamlet at the end of the play?
70966. What is Hamlet's father's name?
70967. Is "To be or not to be" really about Hamlet considering suicide or is he trying to make someone think he's considering it?
70970. I'm in the doldrums today. In low spirits, or in the area of the Atlantic with little or no wind. But where did this odd word come from?
70971. How many copies has Anne Frank's diary sold and how many languages has it been translated into?
70972. The record for the longest throw of an object without any velocity-aiding feature is 1,401.5 ft., which was a boomerang thrown on March 15th 2005 at Murrarie Recreation Ground, Queensland, Australia. Who threw it?
70973. In aviation, what does the acronym FANS stand for, and what is it exactly?
70974. According to popular belief, what was it that the Knights Templar were supposed to have worshipped in secret, a factor in the downturn of their standing within the Catholic Church and their eventual pursuit, trial and execution of many by the Holy Inquisiton?
70975. In the graphic novel (let's not say comic book!) "V for Vendetta" where had "V" been imprisoned before breaking out and becoming the masked avenger?
70976. Black Adder (the first one) in the episode "The Queen of Spain's Beard", as Edmund tries to avoid marrying the Spanish Infanta by hurriedly getting wed to a peasant girl, her husband barges into the church and asks the priest who he is. How does he respond, and what does he say he called about earlier?
70977. What is the name given to an area situated on the north Mayo coast in the west of Ireland whose location contains one of the oldest known field systems in the world and its creation and development goes back some five thousand years before the building of the pyramids of Egypt?
70978. What is the name of the world?s first space station, launched by the Soviet Union in 1971?
70979. What is the connection between carat as unit of measuring gold purity and the carob tree?
70980. Was it ever illegal to drink alcohol in the United States?
70981. In 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003' when Erin goes into the caravan/cabin and the two women are in there with a little child, what does Erin mean when she shouts, "She's not yours, you stole her"?
70982. Who is the "ghost rider" that's in Sweden?
70983. Who created bubble wrap, and when?
70985. Before this band got the name "Seether" it was called another name. What was the name?
70987. How did Edward of Westminster die, and what made this unique?
70989. According to some writers, this unfortunate man, along with his male descendants, was the subject of some of the greatest lines of verse ever penned by one of history's greatest poets - though these are historically controversial and, depending on the interpetation, quite gruesome. Centuries after his death, he also became the subject of a couple of great works of art. Who was he, in what work of literature does he appear, and can you provide - depending on your tastes - an illustration of one of the artworks?
70990. Stereotyped as a cruel, abusing, crazy murderer of the 16th century, his 'wife' was once known by a different name to which she is known by historians today. He was associated with an 'officer' to which the Romans held a 'planetary' feast for, and his 'weapon' has given its name to a comedic genre. Who is it, who is he supposedly akin to, and what was his weapon?
70991. Which planets have the most oxygen and hydrogen?
70992. What is a person called when they only eat meat on a special occasion and the rest of the time they are vegetarian?
70993. Who attempted to assassinate Hitler using a briefcase bomb during a meeting at Hitler's headquarters in 1944?
70994. What country did the martial art "jujitsu" originate in?
70997. Who was the first person to report an encounter with a hurricane?
70998. How many blows of his whistle does a referee give to signify the end of a game?
70999. Is it illegal to smoke in a public park in California?