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Questions From Sep 26 06
71001. I was recently at a US Goverment office to make a payment and was told they did not accept cash. Printed on my money is that it is "legal tender for all debts, public and private." Can they legally not accept cash?
71002. What is the name given to the human condition whereby people see or hear things as coloured, such as names, letters, numbers, or sounds? One man with the condition famously said, "What a crumbly yellow voice you have."
71003. Can a 27-year old be elected president of the USA?
71005. What road is the property Kingsford on in the "McLeod's Daughters" series in Australia?
71006. How old was Hamlet at the end of the play?
71008. Who is Lee Haney?
71009. Origins have them being associated with a festival dedicated to a fertility God. One religion banned them, as did one emperor, and a certain philosopher wrote a comedy named after them. What are they, who had them banned, and which word describing a form of food-borne illness was derived from it?
71010. Does smoking cigars become additive like cigarettes?
71011. What franchise did Entrepreneur Magazine rank as the number 1 top new franchise in January of 1999? What year was this franchise founded?
71012. Was there ever a debate about teaching 'pidgin English' in the United States, except in Hawaii?
71013. Alan Ladd, John Hurt, Burl Ives. In a recent game we could think of several male film actors whose names consisted of two four-letter words, but can you think of a female name meeting the same condition? Lucy Ball doesn't count, as her professional name was Lucille.
71014. What does it mean to be TPS registered?
71015. Sounds a bit cryptic, but it's not too hard if you think about it. What symbol/icon links Germany, the USA and the Roman Empire?
71016. Who played the part of the antique dealer in the film "Five Children and It"?
71017. "Two doctors? How did you manage that?"
"No, no! My wife is a doctor too!"
"Ah! So you're THREE doctors!"
"No, no. I'm just one doctor, my wife is one doctor." From what classic TV comedy is this exchange taken?
71019. What was the name of the monoplane that Charles Lindbergh flew in the first solo transatlantic flight in 1927?
71020. If you had four brothers, two were deaf, one blind, and one mentally challenged. Your mother had had two miscarriages. What was your name?
71021. What theater producer was dubbed the ?Barnum of Broadway? and ?The Abominable Showman??
71022. Who is the lead vocalist for The Killers?
71023. Who was the first NFL player to say "I'm going to Disneyworld"?
71024. Where is Bob Newhart's apartment located in Chicago in 'The Bob Newhart Show'?
71025. What is the origin of the World's Fair?
71026. Why do most pirates sound Scottish when they talk?
71027. How many bridges are there in London and when was the latest one built?
71028. J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion" was his first and last novel because it was his first to be written, but the last of his to be published. What was his first published novel?
71029. How many square feet is the acrylic glass roof over the Munich Olympic Stadium in Germany?
71030. What is the name of the event that started in Ottawa, ended in Alton, and visited five other places from August to October, 1958?
71031. Why is Bangladesh considered the "opium bowl of the world"?
71033. Over 20 of these items, with quite notorious associations but an unclear provenance, have just been auctioned for about twice the original estimate. What are they, and who created them?
71034. Which member of the British Royal Family owns the vehicle registration plate K7?
71035. What is the only US park attached to an athletic stadium?
71036. Which major league baseball team has scored the most runs in one single inning?
71037. On the TV show 'Scrubs' who made up Jiggly Ball?
71038. What Disney voice did J.D. do in one episode of 'Scrubs'?
71039. Certain head-gear of a well known Head of State has been acknowledged (by way of myth or otherwise) by religious outfits to somehow represent a controversial evil character by calculating letters of a Latin phrase associated with it. What is it, who wears it, what is the phrase, and which country's flag is it found on?
71040. Which state is larger, Vermont or New Hampshire, and by how many square miles?
71041. In what three ways do Vermont and New Hampshire seem to be similar?
71042. In what three ways do Vermont and New Hampshire appear to be different?
71043. Why are many cartoon characters drawn with only four fingers?
71044. Why is the Quaking Aspen described as the "largest plant in America" in the 'Wonders of America' stamp series, as many plants seem to be larger? http://www.usps.com/communications/news/stamps/2006/images/hr/wonders/WofA39_sht_BGv2.jpg
71045. In the movie "War of the Roses" what kind of car did Michael Douglas drive?
71046. Who was named Best New Group at the 2001 Juno Awards?
71047. Before Ludacris began his successful rapping career, he DJed at a radio station in what city?
71048. What is the name of the first American space station, launched in 1973?
71049. Which was the first team from Eastern Europe to win any of the UEFA (soccer) competitions?
71050. Who said, "There's no emoticon for what I'm feeling!" and what were they talking about?
71051. Who commissioned and bought the first 747 jumbos from Boeing?
71052. What is the last sentence in the pilot episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Encounter at Farpoint, and who says it?
71053. In the episode of "Babylon 5" called "Comes the Inquisitor" there is a glaring error made in Captain Sheridan's relating of the Whitechapel murders. The error is well known to B5 fans. What is it?
71054. Which sea is without a coastline: White Sea, Sargasso Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, or Tasman Sea?
71055. The hot, uncomfortable days in July and August are called what: Bad, Dog, or Evil?
71058. What is the relationship between a country and a state?
71061. What was the first show to be called a "soap opera"?
71062. Who was the last player to win the Heisman Trophy without their team being in the top 10?
71063. What is the first name of Eric Cartman's mom on 'South Park'?
71064. The first recorded mention of this item occurred in the context of ancient athletics, while a respected elder statesman later wrote about it in an agricultural treatise. In one area of Europe, they like to add chocolate, in Asia they may include an ingredient now widely touted as very healthy, and in part of North America, they may throw in something that comes from a tree. Many regions and cultures enjoy some well-loved version. What is it?
71065. The largest residence in the world boasts a floor space of how many square feet? How many rooms does it have, who owns it, and where is it located?
71066. How much did the wealthiest person ever to live earn at his first job ever?
71068. How did Donald Duck's nephews come to live with him?
71069. Of all the United State's municipal solid waste, most is dumped into landfills but around what percentage is recovered and recycled or composted, and what percent is burned at combustion facilities?
71070. What is the name of the fishing boat central to 'The Perfect Storm'?
71071. What is the ICAO Airport code for the old Bangkok Airport?
71072. Who is considered the pioneer of "gonzo" journalism, dubbed so for its wild, careening style?
71073. Uninhabited areas like Antarctica, Bouvet Island, French Southern Territories, Heard and McDonald Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands all have a country code provided by the ISO, for example ISO 3166. Does this country code have a practical function, or is it just pro forma?
71074. What was the name of the live show that featured Rica Matsumoto, Yoko Maekawa, Azumi Inoue, Ichirou Mizuki, Mitsuko Horie, just to name a few, where they all sang theme songs/songs from different anime shows?
71075. What is the international licence plate code for Benin?
71076. The international licence plate code for the US is USA. Is this also the code used in dependent areas like Puerto Rico, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and Guam?
71077. What is the international licence plate code for Guinea-Bissau?
71078. Why is the church of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona still in process of construction?
71079. Why is an album's release date in the US always later than Europe and the rest of the world?
71080. In what year was the Gorilla Forest exhibit opened at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky?
71081. How much oxygen does an average person need per day?
71082. If a series of three films is called a trilogy, what is the term for a series of six films?
71083. What heavy metal band released an album on September 11, 2001 called "God Hates Us All"?
71085. One dictionary portrays this word to connect with a female undergarment, yet most references maintains that it describes written text intended to imply the reader's absurdity. What is it, and in which classical work might you find the only example of this word?
71087. In the Legend of Casey Jones, what is the name of his train?
71088. What is the national game of Australia?
71090. Who is Rade Bozinovski?
71091. How many people who have taken the hotseat on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" have left with nothing in both the US and British versions, and what questions did they fail on?
71092. Which areas outside of Europe are EU members?
71093. What was the first company to sell frozen pizzas?
71094. What was the main thing that Rene Descartes did for the math world?
71095. What is the poem or saying that refers to how many days are in each month of the year?
71097. What is the term used by the United States Bankruptcy Code to describe a category of bad acts that taint a particular debt such that it cannot be discharged in bankruptcy?
71098. What's the name of the band that was formed while Lenny and Rod Bryan, sports scholarship students, were attending Ouachita Baptist University in the early nineties? What landed the band a label deal with Universal?
71099. What was the distinguishing characteristic of the Jelali Revolts although they at first started as civil unrest in reaction against deteriorating living conditions?
71100. What is Did?kukuliai?
71102. Who invented the 'googlewhack'?
71103. After you report a new-found 'googlewhack' is it still considered one? I mean, the original whack will still be there, but the site you reported it to will be up there also. Two or more posts is not a googlewhack.
71104. How many "dead heats" have there been in all the English classic horse races?
71105. This woman was born into lower classes (her mother was a stage performer) and attended the school where her father taught. She eventually took a job as a governess and married the brother of her charges. She was constantly raising her social status, often creating minor scandals. Later in her life, she became reacquainted with a former suitor whose death she may or may not have been involved in. Who is she?
71106. Which person won the first Cycling World Cup?
71109. Who is Suzy, whom the Blue Oyster Cult mentions in several of their songs?
71110. In the music video for Blue Oyster Cult's "Take Me Away" is one of the 'men in black' played by Donald Sutherland?
71111. Are the pockets on XL (extra large) shirts larger than the pockets on a small shirt?
71113. Who circumcised Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero and pride of the Malayan race?
71114. What town is known as Speed Beach?
71115. What is the name of the movie where a man buys a desk in an antique store, he finds a letter in it and replies starting a long distance relationship with a women in the Civil War?
71116. Where can I find a comprehensive catalogue of all the Native American tribes?
71117. What is the international licence plate code for Greenland?
71118. What is the international licence plate code for Yemen?
71119. What is the origin of the modern idea of funerals?
71120. Who was the model for the character of Dill in the book 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?
71121. In the movie Mr. Deeds, when Winona Ryder's character tells Adam Sandler's character about her hometown she tells him about breaking her arm when she fell from who's tree house?
71122. What was the name of a system developed by the United States to monitor compliance with the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty?
71124. What sketch featured a family of nuclear power plant workers who had no energy, were losing their hair and teeth, and glowed a bit in the dark?
71125. Which creature can harm us without even touching us?
71126. Fingernails run across a chalkboard cause an unusual, and perhaps involuntary, shuddering or unease, sometimes felt right down the spine. Personally, I experience this feeling even thinking about it, and call it the "chalkboard feeling". What specifically causes this reaction, and is there a scientific or medical name for it?
71127. What four letter word is spelled the same in English, Spanish and German?
71128. What are the "seven seas" so often mentioned in literature?
71129. Why are there "seas" that are actually part of oceans? For example the Yellow Sea is just part of the Pacific Ocean, isn't it?
71130. Why is chicken white meat, yet duck is red meat?
71131. What is the youngest website, not just registered URL on the Internet?
71132. What film critic penned the uplifting classic: I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie?
71133. What musician/producer, who also worked with P!nk, worked with Christina Aguilera on her new album Stripped?
71134. What is autism?
71135. Who said, "It's like deja vu all over again!"?
71136. To what film was the review "Me no Leica" given?
71137. Who was the first person to become a member of FunTrivia, not including the founder.
71139. What was the cost of a bleachers seat at Wrigley Field in the mid-1950s?
71140. Who said, "I won't let my schooling get in the way of my education," and what is the context of the quote?
71141. Is Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera older?
71142. She was married after an extremely short courtship in the aftermath of a siege in her native land. A town was named after her in another continent. This town is still famous from what happened there in a very much later war. What was her maiden name?
71143. One theory states their form originated as per a bet made by a criminal to relieve himself from sentencing. Another claims it stems from a Christian connection with perichoresis. One European country has it beginning with a different letter, and they once featured prominently involving a US President. What are they?
71144. This composer had an unusual incident happen at school. In the sick-room, he told the nurse that the floor was glowing after the lights were turned out. After they didn't believe him, the floor actually went on fire. Later in life he may well have had 400 varieties of apple in his orchard. Who was he?
71146. Are there any paintings by Leonardo in museums in the United States?
71147. Who is the French novelist that wrote The Drunkard in 1877 and an inflammatory newspaper letter in 1889, entitled "J'Accuse," exposing a military cover-up regarding Captain Alfred Dreyfus?
71149. What is the difference between the Six Flags park 'Kentucky Kingdom' and all the other Six Flags parks?
71150. Whose frenetic talk show always ends on a quiet note, with his ?Final Thought??
71151. Who painted the album cover for The Band's album 'Big Pink'?
71152. What were King Henry VIII's forenames in full?
71154. She is featured in the Goth Bible and is often included in discussions of alternative sexuality and gender in science fiction and fantasy; many of her novels include same-sex relationships or hermaphrodites or other twists of gender. Magic, mysticism and ancient legends (like the Grigori) also figure strongly in her works. Who is this author?
71155. What happened that eventually lead to independence in Cape Verde and all of Portuguese Africa?
71156. "World Almanac" has been annually published from 1868 to the present with a ten year break during its span. What years was this break?
71157. What is the importance of a reflex arc in the body?
71158. What is the biggest claim to fame of G.P. Wells?
71159. What was the last ranked team to play the Florida Gators in a homecoming game?
71160. What is the surname of 'James' who sang "Ring the Bells" and "Sit Down"?
71161. Which car company's motto is a vexillological pun on their logo, and what is the logo's connection to the 13th century King John?
71162. Which car company's logo would be described, heraldically, as "rampant"?
71163. What is the difference between HD and HD ready?
71164. What was Jerry 'the king' Lawler of the WWE son's name?
71166. What is the most common middle initial in the US?
71169. What is the old name for stamp collecting?
71172. In the "Family Guy" episode in which Peter has to undertake a vision quest for the casino Indians in order to get his car back, he asks one of the trees, "Hey! If one of you falls in the forest, do you make a sound?" What is the reply?
71173. In "The Lord of the Rings" what is the literal translation of the Elven name for Gandalf, Mithrandir?
71175. In 1998 Buddy Jewell appeared on what Bill Engvall's song?
In what city was the first ever woman's rights convention held in the United States?
71177. Why is the refractory period so important?
71178. How did comedian John Candy die?
71179. Can Coca-Cola really clean a car engine?
71180. Traditionally considered to be the founder of a great state following a storied rape, this anti-monarchist is also said to have ordered the execution of his own relatives when they threatened to betray his achievement. This latter episode was represented in a famous painting by an artist who had political reasons for being drawn to it. Who was this man, who was raped, what is the painting, and can you provide an illustration of it?
71182. Which well known American phrase originated from a British phrase concerning the repast of plebeians and possibly has connections with a famous poet from India?
71183. Does anyone know of a tabbed version of the song from the Snickers commercial, where the guy sings to the guy in the laundromat or whatever?
71184. What was the last major naval battle fought by US forces?
71185. How is it possible to unlock the DeLorean in 'Gran Turismo 4'?
71186. This 19th century invention is sometimes known in one European country by the name of the original manufacturer. It was used widely during World War II to indicate solidarity against the German Occupation and has since been used for many purposes other than was originally intended. What is it and what is the now famous anthropomorphic version of it called?
71187. A black basalt slab was found by a soldier in 1799 that contained fragments of passages written in three different scripts: Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Egyptian demotic. Two decades later, French Egyptologist Jean Franżois Champollion was able to decipher the hieroglyphics using his knowledge of Greek as a guide, and the language and culture of ancient Egypt was suddenly open to scientists as never before. What was the name of this artifact?
71188. Today, in Paris, what monument stands on the site of the infamous guillotine used during the French Revolution?
71189. In 'Red Dwarf' season one, "Confidence and Paranoia" where had Rimmer hidden Lister's cache of cigarettes, and how did he respond when Lister, with the help of his Confidence, sussed it out?
71190. Who lamented, "It's not easy being green"?
71191. What is the website that reveals the phone numbers of various companies that gets you to a live person instead of a recorded message?
71192. How does Michael Meyers surprise and kill Annie in "Halloween"?
71193. What scene from what movie gave John Hughes his idea for the "Home Alone" movie?
71194. I know why leaves change colors, but why are some red, and others yellow or orange?
71196. An impelling force for what Queen song came after the death of Princess Diana but is mostly a eulogy to Freddie Mercury and others who died before their time?
71197. May seem a little obscure, but let's give it a go. Who was the fictional character, Francis Urquart, and specifically, what was his job?
71198. From what song is the following lyric taken, what album and what was the band that recorded the album: "One day I asked the angels for inspiration, but the Devil bought me a drink, and he's been buying them ever since"?
71199. What is the actual name of the song "riding dirty" and who sings it?
71200. What famous Greek met another famous man, and when the second man told the first that he would give any one thing that he wanted, the first man replied, "Get out of my light." Legends say that they died on the same day. Name them both.
71201. If Norway have 29: Bulgaria and Malta each have 30; Russia has 33 and Albania has 36, then in the same context what number applies to France?
71202. According to Bob Dylan in ?The Times They Are a-Changin?? what will happen if the people don?t start swimming?
71203. Who was the first woman to be given the title "Queen Consort?"
71204. I just posted a question and it said "sorry this question already asked" but I don't see it in newest questions asked. Is there somewhere else I should be looking?
71205. How did Rene Descartes come up with the cartesian plane?
71206. How many does someone have to kill to become a serial killer?
71207. What is the only mammal to live as a parasite?
71208. Which Royal has the car registration plate "K7"?
71209. When Mozart was 5 years old he performed in the royal court of Vienna, while playing with the other children he promised a young girl that he would marry her one day. This marrige never occured and the young girl went on to become quite notorious. Who was she?
71211. Can anyone find a web page that spoofs people who adhere to biblical commandments by pointing out some that most people would ever consider keeping?
71212. Is there anyone called Mark Spencer who works for Marks and Spencer?
71213. What elements is chrome made up of, and how is it made?
71214. What popular and influential leader proclaimed himself prime minister of Egypt in 1954, following a military coup d'etat he staged in 1952 that abolished the monarchy rule of King Farouk?
71215. Who is the NBA?s all-time leader in total assists?
71216. If Prince William becomes King what will be his title, as in King William the what?
71217. If Prince Harry was to become King what would be his title?
71218. What album did Eric Clapton release in August, 1976?
71219. In "House of Dracula" why does Tolbert ask to be locked up?
71220. What is the name of Nine Inch Nails? album released in 2002?
71221. In a contest of verses between Vemacitrin and Śakra before a joint company of devas and asuras which was awarded the prize by both sides and why?
71222. What was the name of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon that was presented as a segment of 'Peter Patamus and His Magic Flying Balloon' where the characters had to serve someone? Who did the characters serve and what did they find themselves fighting?
71223. How many U.S. states have a city named Tecumseh, which states are they and which Tecumseh has the largest population?
71224. How much did each Python receive for writing and starring in the film?
71225. What is the name of the fifth most populous city in the province of Seville, Spain and according to the 2001 census what is this city's population?
71226. Who were the successors of the composer Jean-Baptiste Lully?
71227. Who is the current British Kendo Champion, and how long has he held the title?
71228. Who was the oldest man to be nominated for "Best Actor" at the Academy Awards. What age, and for what film?
71230. Per a Gallop poll, what are American's most afraid of?
71232. What European language, that has so many speakers it is printed on road signs, is completely unrelated to any other language and has an unknown origin?
71235. If you wanted to present a loved one with a 7-foot tall skyscraper made out of No. 2 pencils this Christmas and were willing to spend $40,000 (delivery not included, but it comes with a cute sock monkey if you want one), what legendary purveyor of luxury/ fantasy goods would be able to assist you? And can you find me a picture of the skyscaper and the monkey?
71237. What are the top ten high schools in the United States? That is, what are the most prestigious, and generally regarded as among the best in the nation?
71239. I'm convinced that this is an urban legend, but I'll post it anyway: when a University of Washington Chemistry professor supposedly asked on a midterm examination whether Hell was exothermic or endothermic, what was the most interesting response (involving an unwitting woman named Teresa) that he received?
71242. Who exactly was Bruce in the 1979 ELO song "Don't Bring Me Down"?
71243. What is the zodiac symbol for Sagittarius? Where can you find out which zodiac symbol you are compatible with?
71244. Why is a string of the letter 'z' often used to depict sleeping?
71245. If you drove round the M25 clockwise in the slow lane, how much further would you drive than if you went anti-clockwise in the slow lane?
71246. A place of great importance has just become non-existant, where was it?
71248. Who wrote the song "When Shadows Fall"?
71249. What is the earliest known work by Tacitus?
71250. What is the name of the French physician who developed a method of taking small pieces of muscle (biopsy) from patients for microscopical examinations?
71251. What is the name of the French tyre manufacturers who in 1895 became the first to demonstrate the feasibility of using pneumatic tyres on motorcars?
71253. What is the name given to the thin and long stick-shaped bread, very popular in France?
71254. What is surface water?
71255. What is cosmetic surgery?
71256. What is the number of eyes on a US one dollar bill?
71257. What is the number of stars in the Big Dipper?
71258. The world's deepest gorge is what?
71259. What drink was invented by oil tycoons who used their tools for stirring it?
71260. What was the first "binary" star to be discovered?
71261. How many classical planets are there in our solar system right now?
71262. Who are the people that Moslems recognize as being prophets, of whom Mohammed is the last and the greatest?
71263. What is the crucial card?
71264. What is a barnacle, a plant or animal?
71265. Having many functions, it is found in some southern US states, but mostly it is native to primarily Asian countries. At markets it is called something that it actually isn't, and its universal name suggests sadness. What is it, what are two of its culinary functions, and how does it relate to an invention by a certain 'Desert Father'?
71266. What century was the setting for 'Star Trek'?
71267. How many of each letter appear in the game 'Scrabble'?
71269. Who won the largest prize ever in a single horse race and how much was the prize?
71270. What silent movie had the highest box office gross in history and how much did it gross?
71271. What story of adventure does David Kunst tell at schools and clubs across the USA and Australia since he completed the first verified version of this adventure? From what date to what date did his adventure take place?
71272. Who was the last New York Knicks basketball player to score 50 points in two straight games?
71274. Why was Saudi Arabia once known as the "kingdom of silence"?
71275. Is it true that after puberty, men release a hormone that prevents them from catching head lice?
71276. What is cream of tartar made out of?
71277. What body of water lies where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet?
71278. Cliff Richard is known as one of the greatest British vocalists in music history. How many US Top 40 hits did he have?
71279. Who said, "Look Mummy, there's an airplane up in the sky"?
71280. Who is the head of the village to which Asterix and Obelix belong?
71281. Which Superhero guards the city of Keystone?
71282. The name of what popular boots or shoes in Australia is Australian for ugly?
71283. Sculduggery: the recent spate of questions about pirates brought this to mind. Where does this odd word come from, and can you distinguish it from sculduddery?
71284. Are there any sports which only men or only women are allowed by sporting authorties to play?
71285. According to the rules of Poohsticks, at the beginning of each round what shall the umpire shout before the players may drop their sticks?
71286. How is it possible that chalk is formed by minerals? Is the talc absorbing the water while it sits there, not being used?
71287. What is the longest literary work ever written in terms of word count?
71289. What is the origin of the word "quid" for a British pound, and what is the origin of the word "buck" for an American dollar?
71290. What are the fewest number of turns in which checkmate can be accomplished in the game of chess (assuming that the loser makes all the necessary wrong moves to allow for the shortest possible game) and what are the required moves?
71291. What are the three South American countries that the equator goes through?
71292. Who was America's first public enemy #1?
71293. Which is the most important card in a standard game of Hearts?
71294. What country is ranked #1 in an alphabetized listing?
71295. Is Zithromax a prescription drug in United States?
71296. What cause was first to adopt a colored ribbon as its symbol?
71298. Which is the biggest country in Africa?
71299. "It's downright upright" was what product's commercial slogan?
71300. When a U.S. Congressman either quits or is kicked out of Congress does he still receive his life long pension?
71302. When did ask.com drop Jeeves?
71303. One of his children was an explorer who lost a body part during a bloody war. The other child is known as a founder of a very large American city. Known for his ingenious 'lottery' which has been used as a tool in certain literary works, this man was imprisoned by a king. Who is it, and what are the features of this 'lottery'?
71304. What Broadway show was identified with the Kennedy years?
71305. Which college or university has put out the most NFL players?
71306. What are the only stadiums to host the Super Bowl and World Series?
71309. Can you finish this movie quote; "Each evening from ______ to December..."?
71310. In movies, how is the effect done when a guy gets stabbed through the chest or back?
71311. What is the distinct contrast between alcohol and most foods containing the three major energy sources: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats?
71315. More Red Dwarf! According to a newscast Rimmer was watching during the episode "Better than Life", a page of the bible had been discovered that, if genuine, belonged at the beginning of the book. The page, which was being carbon-dated for authenticity, had already been denounced by all major religions. What was it purported to have read?
71317. What is the name of the movie that John Travolta starred in with Glynnis O'Conner and what was the name of the album he released the following year and what song on the album played at the end of the movie?
71318. An Apple Computer engineer invented an iPod-like digital music playback device in 1982, but why did Apple decided not to pursue its development at that time?
71319. Michelangelo became very angry with a certain Cardinal while he was painting the Sistine Chapel. Who was the Cardinal, what was their dispute, and how did Michelangelo express his dislike of the man?
71321. Who was appointed chief of staff for the Union army during the Civil War in 1864 by President Lincoln and nicknamed "Old Brains" for his organizational efficiency?
71322. What was Jon Bon Jovi's last name before he changed it to Bon Jovi?
71324. Which Australian comedy was set in a hospital, had Matron, whose catchphrase was deady bones, Warren, the janitor who was in love with Nurse Effy, and Nurse Pam Sandwich?
71325. In the Book of Ezra (King James Version) chapter 7, verse 21, which is the only letter in the English alphabet that is not included in that verse?
71327. What "Welcome Back Kotter" character's portrayer is a real life cousin of Jon Bon Jovi?
71328. Many songs from Broadway musicals have been taken out of the context of the play and recorded or performed as if they were actually written as single, individual works. What Broadway song, and from what Broadway play, has been used the most often as an individual tune?
71329. This man appeared on the London stage and in some epic movies, but also played a pharaoh, a Roman adoptive father, and a minister. Who is he?
71330. Is it true that Albania is called "country of the eagle" and if so then why?
71331. Will the TV show "Spongebob Squarepants" ever come to an end? No opinions please!
71332. In what Broadway musical does one of the main characters sing a self debasing song that claims, among other things, to have been "spawned in a ditch"? What is the name of the musical and the name of the character who sings this song?
71333. When did Los Angeles, California, get its name, by whom, and why?
71334. In what Broadway musical is there a scene where two fathers, who want their son and daughter to marry, make arrangements with a third character for him to stage an attempted rape of the daughter so the son will come to her rescue, become her hero, and the two will live happily ever-after? What is the name of the musical and the name of this third character?
71335. What is the name of the Broadway musical where the entire theme and plot of the play is to trace the life of one fictitious man, from birth to old age, in music? Can you name this musical play and give the name of this fictitious character who is the subject of the entire work?
71336. In formal/fine dining (European and Continental cuisine), from which direction do you serve food and drinks and from which direction do you remove plates and glasses? I've heard several answers and I'm hoping to receive answers from fine-dining professionals.
71337. In Dutch some body parts start with de and others start with het. Examle arm is "de arm" and hair is "het haar".
How does one know which body part has which word first, that is what is the rule?
71338. You can cook with one of its products and possibly use it to improve your eyesight, according the lore. Fly-by-night physicians claim -- perhaps on the basis of historical beliefs -- that you can use another of its components to treat a serious illness. One famous poet believed it was an aphrodisiac, while another suggested that it could kick-start childbirth. In another part of the world, however, it represents what might be called "lack of intestinal fortitude." What is it?
71340. How large is San Marino, in terms easily understandable?
71341. During the 16th century, an artist known for his unique frescoes in and around a certain European city, required a young lady to be the inspiration for his 'Madonna'. As legend would have it, what did this lady present to him in appreciation which, today, is sold world-wide and is considered a major industry for that particular area?
71342. Who was the first player already in the Basketball Hall of Fame to be inducted as a coach in 1998?
71343. What is the world's deepest land gorge?
71344. What is the name of the boxing toy made in the 1970s that is similar to Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, but instead of robots the boxers were a blonde and a brunette with a red nose and they looked like real boxers not robots?
71349. In what movie did Nicholas Cage sing Elvis' "Love Me"?
71350. Who was Chalpaida, and who was her famous illegitimate son?
71351. Why is New York called the big apple? Where did this originate and why apple?
71353. Who was the 'star' of the Canadian series 'Math Patrol', an agency set up for the solving of math problems, and what silly costume did he wear while solving each case by demonstrating grade school level math skills in arithmetic and geometry?
71355. The last thing to happen is the ultimate. What is the next to the last thing to happen called?
71356. You are most likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you eat what fruit?
71357. Where was Airwick tested to give it such a distinction, "Valuable contrubution to the public"?
71358. During the American Civil War soldiers carried a wooden plug that they stuck in the barrels of their muskets to keep out dirt and water. What was the name of this device? It looked a bit like a champagne bottle cork.
71359. What 1999 hit flick did Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez throw together for $35,000?
71360. What is the heavy rain called before a hurricane?
71361. How did Napoleon's son die?
71362. What is meant by the phrase "See Naples and die"?
71364. What are the five pillars of the Arabs? How do you write them in Arabic? How do you pronounce them?
71365. What practical function did the Eiffel Tower serve, and continues to serve?
71367. What is the title of the Fleetwood Mac album released in February of 1968?
71368. What is the capitol of the European Union?
71369. In what Canadian city did Johnny Cash get engaged to June Carter?
71370. What is the most popular meal ordered in sit-down restaurants in the US?
71371. What is the Latin motto of the Royal Air Force (RAF), and how does it translate?
71372. What Shakespearean character gushes, ?My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand??
71373. How did Tom Blackmore's bare a**e get into space? This question is to establish how a tree came to be possibly falling through the vacuum of space.
71374. Is Abkhazia considered a real country?
71375. Is 'The Village' another name for New York, or for a certain part of New York?
71376. Where in the world is the largest indoor or outdoor sculpture depicting a full human figure?
71379. Who does this describe, "On many a march the insults borne, From many a stage the oath it was sworn, 'No man is free without justice and rights', A trail that would lead to the assassin's sights"?
71384. What do Gerald Ford, Oliver Stone, and Marina Prusakova have in common?
71386. What is fixed wing aircraft?
71387. A former scientist, now an installation artist, has managed to turn a portion of an important art gallery into a sort of playground. Who is he, what somewhat controversial work of art has he installed, what is it called, and can you provide a picture of it?
71389. Which vehicle, manufactured for twenty years, was named after a vegetable?
71390. It is a linguistic phenomenon that has been responsible for a number of spelling changes in English words over the centuries, though it does occur in other languages. Since the 1950's, it has occasioned much ridicule and comment in reference to one word, which is now frequently used by English-speaking world leaders. What is it, and what is the word in question?
71393. In chemistry, what happens to neutrons passing through an electrical field?
71395. What is the name of My Chemical Romance's second album?
71396. What is the name of the first album recorded by the Beatles?
71397. In the movie "Under Wraps" what is the song that the mummy loves listening to?
71398. In 'Mystery Men' what is the Blue Raja's real full name?
71407. What was the name of the 1970's show starring Tim Matheson, Brian Keith and Kurt Russell about two brothers searching the west for their sister, who was kidnapped as a child and living with a tribe of Indians, and what were the names of the three actor's characters?
71408. It was originally a local show in Los Angeles, airing on KTLA/channel 5 in 1962. It was so popular that it went national on NBC on April 1, 1969. What is the name of the show?
71409. On the 1960's show 'Family Affair' what was Mr. French's first name and what was the name of Buffy's doll?
71410. On the 1970's show 'El Chavo del Ocho' what was unique about all the children?
71411. What 'Saved by the Bell' star proved she could take off her clothes in the movie 'Showgirls'?
71412. What solid gold trophy depicts a British golfer named Abe Mitchell swinging a club?
71416. Used extensively in World War II as a spotter/reconnaissance plane, and nicknamed the "tin lizzy", what was this British aircraft?
71417. Anyone know what the acronym NIMBY stands for?
71418. What major leaguer who retired in the mid-1980s finished his 16-year career with a lifetime batting average of .397?
71419. Is Bryan Adams married?
71428. In medevial England a polar bear was kept, where did this bear live and how was the bear fed?
71435. What is the pulse rate formula?
71447. Was there ever a show called 'That 80's Show'?
71450. What is the origin of the check mark?
71451. A certain 16th century Polish king ruled for over forty years and had an unusual nickname. Who was he, and how did he get his nickname?
71452. What big cats are afraid of water like domestic cats are?
71453. Adopted by a now-standard European language from a closely-related and once-widespread "lingua franca" for trade, this simple word, with more than one meaning, is today used in many countries. Originally and etymologically intended to express servile humility (as was its counterpart in its parent language), the word is usually tossed off casually, but in certain regions, the old pronunciation harking back to servitude still obtains. What is it?
71454. Why are ravens kept at the Tower of London and what prevents them from flying away?
71456. What is the name of the big black dog with red eyes that is supposed to haunt the sand dunes of the North Norfolk coast and to see it meant death? Kept me off the sand dunes at night when I was a child!
71457. This term, coined by a Roman poet known for one very common Latin phrase, literally translates to someone sleeping when they shouldn't. What is it, who was the poet, who shouldn't be sleeping, and can you provide an example?
71458. Why are the guards at the Tower of London called Beefeaters?
71460. What's the origin of the superstition behind Friday the 13th?
71461. What nationality was the poet W.B. Yeats?
71463. How are M&M's made?
71464. What Matt Damon film was hyped with the line, "How far would you go to become someone else?"
71465. What is the name of the world's first nuclear submarine, which on August 3, 1958 accomplished the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole?
71466. Which year were three substitutes introduced into the English Football league?
71468. What was the first hour-long television drama?
71469. Who was predicted to break Hank Aaron's home run record in a 2000 interview?
71470. On the former formation of UK number plates, what letters were not assigned for use on registration plates? For example, A123 BCD was a viable plate.
71471. Celtic legends: Cuchulainn. When the men of Ulster were "in their pangs" Cuchulainn defended the province against Maeve's invading army. What were the "pangs" the men were in, why were they in them, and why did this not affect Cuchulainn?
71472. Who is the oldest active wrestler in the world?
71474. What is the world's fastest fish?
71480. Can we use baking soda on food? Is it harmful?
71481. What is the name of the play, and the author, with the theme that "Hell is other people"?
71482. What is the name of the Academy Award winning movie in which the last words spoken by the main character are, "Oh God"?
71483. Who was the only woman during the American Civil War to be given a real (as opposed to an honorary) commission in the Confederate States Army, also who gave her this commission and why was it granted?
71484. Can you name the last man to die in combat during the Civil War, his regiment, and where he died?
71485. On 'The Dukes of Hazzard' what is the sheriff's dog's name?
71486. Who was the first US president to hold a televised news conference?
71487. How many times has America won the Americas Cup?
71488. In Kmart stores, one of the departments is a separate company from the rest of the store, the employees are employed by a company other than Kmart. What department is it within the store and what is the name of the company?
71489. From where do we get the word dog?