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Questions From Nov 03 06
72001. What is the Juventus FC team song, and where can I find it?
72002. In "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson" what is the song in the background when Fat Tony is ruining other people's business?
72004. Why does a bottle of milk keep better when it stands in water in a porous pot in a draught?
72005. Was 'The Nanny' filmed in front of a live audience?
72006. What is the name of the Japanese character upset with his life as something burnt, jealous of others like himself who were beautiful and white who decided to run away and go on a drinking and smoking binge? Hint: His drink of choice was milk but to him milk is like alcohol.
72007. In the movie 'Syd and Nancy' what was the first question that Syd shows any response to?
72008. Who wrote the book "Freaky Friday"?
72009. What is the world's longest wall-sit?
72010. How old is Holden in "The Catcher in the Rye"?
72011. What was the first name of Luka's wife in "ER"?
72012. How long has Tommy James & The Shondells, the music band group, been around now?
72015. When was the Disco ball created?
72016. What God roared like a bull after being wounded by a Greek hero?
72017. Which city public transport lost property office is the busiest in the world?
72018. Flat on his back during a long illness, a prominent representative of a certain literary genre came up with an idea for something that might make people in his situation feel more comfortable. He later described it in a few of his novels. In fact, these descriptions were so detailed that when someone else came up with a marketable version, he was unable to obtain a patent. Who was that well-known author, and what was his idea?
72019. What was the first regularly published scientific journal?
72020. Who was the first person to describe a good athletic performance as "clutch"?
72021. In golf, some golfers often wear a hat with an umbrella on it. Bill Murray wore one in 'Space Jam'. What are they called? I'd love to get one for my grandad for Christmas!
72022. How come NHL goaltender, Johan Hedberg, has the nickname 'Moose'?
72023. In a clinical thermometer, what is the use of the constriction which is just above the bulb?
72024. Why are concrete roads laid in sections with pitch between them?
72025. What was yelled by the assassin(s) right before Malcolm X was shot?
72026. When a new airport is constructed for a city to replace the old airport, why does the new airport gets the old airport's IATA airport code? (For example: Nagoya Airport and CHubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya/Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok)
72027. What is the smallest bird of prey in the world?
72028. Is the wedge tailed eagle bigger than the bald eagle?
72029. How many square miles is the biggest city or town in the United States?
72030. What is the car in 'Cruel Intentions' which the bet is placed around?
72032. Can anybody supply me with a reference that indicates that there are or were seven time zones in Canada?
72033. Where were King Henry II and his Queen buried?
72034. What were the first false teeth made of?
72036. Is the 'Red Green Show' taped in front of a live audience?
72038. The end product in British colonies are small and dainty, but the American version is quite large. In one country they are square and named after something quite revolting, but all traditions are speculative of the bad luck involved concerning a counter-clockwise direction in their construction. What are they, how do they relate to 'limpid pools', and what is the revolting title?
72039. What was the name of the man who exposed Ted Haggard's hypocracy?
72040. How do astronauts go to the bathroom?
72041. What was the first show, episode, and/or movie to air on the Disney Channel?
72042. In what order are the US states listed when it comes to the most expensive state to live in, to the least expensive state?
72043. The Plantagenets were England's ruling dynasty for more than 300 years. Who was the king that started this long dynasty?
72044. On the old TV show 'You Bet Your Life' with Groucho Marx there was a bird that came down with the secret word. The bird had a name, what was the bird's name?
72046. what is the 6 letter word for' compounds containing gold' with letter'a' as first?
72047. What is the 3 letter word for'a solid naturally occuring mineral from which metals are extracted?
72048. What process does a group have to go through to start a new fraternity or sorority?
72049. From where did Britain and Ireland get the potato?
72050. How many senators make up the US Senate?
72051. The Senate is the what house in Congress?
72052. The what committee schedules bills for the U.S. Senate to vote on?
72053. A meeting of the U.S. Senate is called a what?
72054. When the U.S. Senate reverses a Presidential veto it is call what?
72055. A procedure to limit debate and prevent a filibuster from being successful is what?
72056. Which element on the periodic table was discovered most recently?
72057. Who got stuck playing Matt Damon?s caddy in 'The Legend of Bagger Vance'?
72058. What is the title of the Luther Vandross album released in 1996?
72061. What grade of olive oil comes from the first cold pressing, and has less that one percent acidity?
72062. The unit "clo" measures the level for what?
72063. How many members does Georgia have registered at Classmates.com?
72064. What basketball league did the Alberta Dusters, Puerto Rico Coquis and Hawaii Volcanoes play in?
72065. Who won the titles of Hot 100 Single of the Year, Hot 100 Airplay Single of the Year, and Top 40 Track of the Year with the song ?How You Remind Me? at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards?
72066. What is the 'The Palace of Purification'? What is its real name and where is it located and why is it nicknamed 'The Palace of Purification'?
72067. What was "Wild Bill" Hickman's real name, and can you name his 10 wives?
72068. Who is Agnes of Glasgow and why does her ghost walk the streets?
72069. "The Everlasting Grudge" is a song on what band's album?
72070. What is the only color film that Charlie Chaplin was in?
72071. Why is the Polar Bear the official mascot of Coca-Cola?
72073. What 1995 movie is inspired by Patsy Cline?
72074. Why do we use pillows beneath our head while sleeping? Does it have any connection with blood or any scientific reason?
72075. Are there water restrictions in other countries apart from Australia?
72077. Which NBA player's name means "always at the top"?
72078. What odd distinction does the film "I'll Never Forget What's His Name" hold?
72079. What is the name of UFO?s 1974 album, released after Michael Schenker joined the band?
72081. What album cover has a picture of a buffalo head mounted over a mantle and in front of the mantel is a table where two women are seated and the table has turkey, lobster, cheese, cake, etc. on it?
72082. During a World War it took place on the site of a major European airport for three years, although the results are not officially recognised. More recently it was delayed for almost half an hour due to a famous 'union'. What is it and who was its most successful contender?
72083. Who has walked on the Moon twice?
72084. Early in the second decade of the 20th century, a bank executive and amateur musician composed a rather nice melody. Over 40 years later, with lyrics added, it became a #1 hit. Recorded and covered by many significant artists, this song now holds a unique distinction, owing to the post-banking career of its melody's composer. What is the song, and who was that amateur musician?
72085. What baseball legend admitting, "I hit big and I miss big. I like to live as big as I can"?
72086. Who sings "He Stopped Loving Her Today" on the new CD, which is a collection of beloved George Jones hits?
72087. What Lionel Richie album was released in 1985?
72088. When was the last time Congress overrode a Presidental veto?
72089. What pesticide had a thining effect on eggshells, nearly causing the peregrine falcon's extinction?
72090. What is the title of Blaine Larson's first album, which was released in 2004, before he signed whith BNA records?
72091. What action marked Spanish dictator Francisco Franco a man of Baraka (good luck) in the eyes of the native troops?
72092. Why is the word clutch used to describe a timely sports performance?
72093. In the US does a person lose their social security disability benefits if they commit a felony?
72094. Who created Elmo and when did he join Seasame Street?
72095. I heard that the Newsboys got started in a band with Huey Lewis. Who is/was he, and how come he didn't join The Newsboys when they started?
72096. What year did Elvis make his only commercial, what was it for and where was it aired?
72097. On what date did the US Supreme Court uphold the FCC's approval of the CBS color system?
72098. How many times did Mary Kate Olsen get to play in 'Full House' and how many times did Ashley play in 'Full House'?
72099. Can anyone confirm a Wikipedia article lifted from C-Span that says the Chair threatened to direct the Sergeant-at-Arms to wave the Mace of the U.S. House of Representatives at Maxine Waters in 1994?
72100. Having failed in a bid to become governor of California on this date in 1962 what did Richard Nixon tell reporters?
72101. When the mature larva of the Papilio demodocus is disturbed, how does it react to the disturbance?
72102. Who was the original guitar player for P.O.D.?
72103. What Stones hit ranked #1 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock 'N' Roll?
72105. Which British author (known for his works depicting smelly flowers and a certain albino bird) later in his career became entangled in a scandalous law suit and managed to create a number of somewhat obscene paintings?
72106. "This is an 'a' 'b' conversation so 'c' your way out of it." Can someone give me the continuation of it that keeps going with the next few letters?
72107. How did the L in "solder" become silent?
72108. What is the name of "Sleeping Giant" of Hamden Ct. and who cast the spell to put him sleep?
72109. Who accepted a 1981 California Architect of the Year award with a speech titled ?I?m Not Weird??
72110. What is the title of the Electric Light Orchestra album released in 1972?
72111. Who first called Virginia by the name Old Dominion?
72113. What 1999 acquisition forced the Cincinnati Reds to add ten more phones to process ticket orders?
72114. What is the most popular tree in the United States?
72115. The Red Cross may also help those needing long-term recovery assistance when all other available resources, including _____________, government, private, and community assistance, are either unavailable or inadequate to meet the needs.
72116. What is the title of David Lee Murphy?s debut album?
72117. In the movie Swimming Pool, a writer and her publisher's rather wild daughter share a house together for a time. In the end, she finishes a story and leaves the house, but when she gets to the publishing office, she sees the daughter again, but it's not even the same person. Why is this? And can anyone summarize the story?
72118. This king of England lived from 994 to 1035 AD. He ruled from 1016-1035. He was the grandson of a Danish King nicknamed 'Bluetooth'. He helped his father overthrow a King Ethelred. The victory was short-lived, as his father only served as king for a few months. Who is this person?
72119. Using which mathematical equation did the mathematicians design the Hagia Sophia?
72120. Who is the oldest person currently alive and how old is he or she?
72121. What position does the point maker in a roller derby bout play?
72122. In 1998 which Welshman played cricket for England?
72123. An important artist, best known by a name drived from his birthplace, produced a spectacular and exuberantly-colorful work purporting to represent a solemn religious subject often commissioned for precisely the sort of room that was the painting's intended destination. When certain authorities expressed their outrage, the artist didn't alter the painting, he simply changed the title. Who was this painter, what is the painting, and what was it originally called?
72124. What three athletic shoe companies sold the most (by revenue) in the United States in 2005?
Please cite source
72125. What is Pluto's (a Disney character) nephew's name?
72126. What 1999 acquisition forced the Cincinnati Reds to add 10 more phones to process ticket orders
72127. Which particular neologism recently emerged due to the linguistic mix-up of a couple of 'edibles' with a type of nut or seed, and can you give an example?
72128. What is the name of Flea?s first daughter?
72129. In 1977 what soft rock group was invited to tour the US, Canada and Australia with Rod Stewart?
72130. What was the name of the group with members Len Borisoff, Arnie Silver, Mark Gordesky, Jim Mealey, Mike Freda and Jerry Gross?
72131. At 10 years old what rock star was playing in a band called The Little Ravens?
72132. How did Larry Borjas come up with the name "? and the Mysterians" for the band?
72133. In October of 1864 a telegram was sent that racked up an impressive $4,303.27 bill. What was this long and expensive message?
72134. Which everyday item, worn by many people, (er, not me) is also part of the mechanics of a cannon, a connection to a back-sword, and is made out of something that is literally pronounced like the name of a cartoon dog?
72136. What was first advertised in a US national magazine with an ad that read "Dispense with a Horse"?
72137. Where does Trent Reznor get the "Trent" part of his name from? Hint: What part of his name is it?
72138. Has anyone ever written an entirely a capella choral number in an opera? If so, then which opera and when?
72139. What movie character shilled for Virgin ?Shaglantic? Airways by chirping, ?Five times a day? Yeah, baby!??
72141. Which swimmers have completed the 100 metre breaststroke in less than sixty seconds?
72143. What shot did the NCAA allegedly ban because Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?s dominance during his college days?
72148. What is Willie Nelson's middle name?
72149. Were there any noteworthy British Beat writers?
72150. Norse mythology. Every morning the gods of Asgard would cross the Rainbow Bridge, Bifrost, to convene and discuss, well, what gods discuss, I guess! One god, however, could not cross the bridge. Who was he, why could he not cross the Rainbow Bridge, and what alternative route did he take?
72151. Which was the first commercial passenger jet airliner to fly?
72152. What's so special (specifically) about the character Kai in "Lexx"?
72153. "Do you want the little foxy ones, or the Mister Men ones?" "Uh, foxy! No, Mister Men! Oh god! I don't know! One of each!" Which underrated comedy series does this exchange come from, who is talking (two people), what are they talking about (ie what are the items being chosen from) and where are they?
72154. Who was the first philosopher/thinker (Western-European) to engender "Nihilism"?
72155. What two term US presidents did not lose controll of Congress midway into their second term?
72156. According to legend what is the significance of "Whitefriar Street" church in Dublin?
72157. Which actor was nominated for the "Best Actor" Oscar the most times without winning any, and for which films was he nominated for?
72159. What is the name of Borats theme tune ?
72160. What does the slang phrase "no sleeve" mean?
72161. Shah Rukh Khan won a Filmfare award for best actor for which movie in 2004? Which was his other smash hit the same year?
72162. Shah Rukh Khan has acted with Kajol as his leading lady in how many films? Name them all, not including cameos and special appearances.
72163. In the second book of the increasingly innacurately named trilogy "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" titled "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" there is a character called Hotblack Desiato. Where did this name come from?
72164. Another Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Question: The answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything is, as we know, 42. What's the question?
72165. If I were to mention a cartoon character called Patricia Reichardt, which cartoon character would I be talking about?
72166. I've read a few conflicting stories about how the band AC/DC chose their name, some say from a sewing machine, some say from a vacuum cleaner but I've seen no conflicting stories about why their name caused the band members some embarrassment in their early days. Why the embarrassment?
72167. He maintains recordings of all the band's shows, some of which have been released under the name 'Bun E's Bootlegs'. Who is he and what band's shows are they?
72168. On what date and location was Jim Morrison arrested after giving his audience 'the full Monty'?
72169. Who sang the only song to make the top ten on four Billboard magazine charts and what was the song?
72170. Why do cats often put their stuffed toys in their food dish?
72171. Is the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease caused by an enterovirus?
72172. What did geologist Jim Reiders call the 26 cars he planted on end in a Nebraska wheat field, as an homage to an ancient site in England?
72173. What is Raven's real name from the show "That's So Raven"?
72174. I wonder, does Wisconson have a state chesse?
72175. What spinning address caddy put more than a few coins in Arnold Neustadter?s pocket in 1952?
72177. Miranda Lambert is a native of what Texas city? Hint: Where was she "reared"?
72178. Baseball: who earned a 3-game suspension for kicking dirt on umpire Drew Coble?
72180. It's consumed often, but typically in smaller quantities. It might be sweet, but not like candy. It relates to ketchup, but is not a condiment. Can you tell me what it is?
72181. I don't know if he did or not, but why might it have been somewhat appropriate for a certain jazz band leader to wear a trilby hat, and what possible connection is there with Tonto?
72182. I am linking an image of a small green unit used by the electricity board and located on a local street. I estimate it to be about 2 feet high. One theory is it contains a logger, but that means little to me as well. http://www.flickr.com/photos/satguru/100829226/in/set-1483228/
72183. If the brain has no pain receptors, then why is it that people with tumors or parasite cysts in their brain experience intense headaches?
72184. Why are the eggs of most terrestrial animals surrounded by a shell, while the eggs of aquatic species are not surrounded by a shell?
72185. Who was the first college running back to rush for 2000 or more yards in back to back seasons in NCAA division 1A?
72186. What is the name of the Beatles' single from 07.09.91?
72187. What is the number one pet in the world?
72188. Where is the costal margin located?
72189. What was the oldest food chain?
72191. Which British heavyweight earned the nickname of the Liverpool Lip?
72192. Which advertising company diversified into a different business?
72193. How do you get a Spinda to learn Encore in Pokémon Emerald?
72194. "He's signed his own death warrant" is a common phrase used when someone has made a disastrous decision. But has anyone in the history of the world ever literally signed their own death warrant?
72195. Which country has the most expensive property prices in the world?
72196. The trio Crosby, Stills and Nash had asked what other three artists to join them before Neil Young did?
72197. Listening very carefully, what two people can you hear singing and talking in the background in Marvin Gaye's 1971 "What's Going On"?
72198. While recording the 1976 album "Free For All" what member left Ted Nugent's band? Who replaced him on five songs and by what name did this artist later become to be known?
72199. While playing in a New Jersey club one night in 1968 Gary U.S. Bonds thought he'd give a local kid a break so he invited him onstage to perform. Who was that kid?
72200. What is the difference between Catholic and Christian?
72201. Who was the first American?
72202. How does hypospadias affect urination?
72203. What 9 letter adjective derived from Latin meaning "shining back" is a literary term meaning "shining brilliantly"?
72204. What television actor was so tired of being associated with his former character, known for his distinctive laugh, he got a nose job?
72205. Its distinct colour comes from a very expensive component of its composition. In its native country it's named after an archaic word for certain evil and dark ritualistic practices. In antiquity it originates from a place whose name derives from the Greek for apple. What is it, and what literary prize is named after it?
72206. This artificially carved 'geographical feature' was named by a certain 16th century painter to portray a body part of a conquerer from the 4th century BC. Where is it, who are the two prominent people involved, and how does it relate to politics?
72207. What is the name of the house of California, now on exibit, where a woman built dead-end shafts and hallways to avoid ghosts that allegedly haunted her there and what is the history behind it?
72208. What are the intersecting phyllotaxis of the interior of a sunflower called?
72209. What band did Beatles producer Sir George Martin call "a healing force in music"?
72210. How many words would a person see in his or her entire life, including books, internet, newspapers, etc.?
72211. What is the difference in decaf coffee and Sanka? Confused Brit after US visit.
72212. I took a picture of my friends, and on the developed picture they all had red eyes. On the same camera, I took a picture of my dog and he didn't have red eyes on the picture. Why is this?
72213. In criminal law, what word is defined as the offence of attempting by corrupt means to influence a jury or juror by bribery or threats? Begins with E, but I don't think it's embezzlement
72214. From where do we get the expression 'fill your boots', meaning to have as much as you want?
72215. Which is the largest country in Europe from top to bottom?
72216. Which country enjoyed the highest annual percent increase in real GDP in 2005/06?
72217. What do an American pop/rock band, a brand of chocolate bar, a 1943 Musical Comedy Movie, a James Bond villain, a character on the television series Sex and the City and a diminutive but powerful record company executive from the film Wayne's World all have in common??
72218. Can you name the first album to debut at number 1 in the American LP chart? What was the follow-up album that repeated the feat?
72219. Can you name rock group Ratt's fifth album? On it is a song called "Heads I Win, Tails You Lose" can you tell me who sings the background vocals on that particular song? Hint: It's not a member of the group.
72220. What rock group and which of their albums was used as the soundtrack to the German movie Das Kalte Paradies?
72221. What is the difference between an atrium and an auricle?
72222. Since carrots and other veggies don't have seeds, how do they grow from the ground using seeds? Secondly, how do they get the seeds to grown them?
72223. Which country most recently changed its capital? (October, 2006).
72224. Is it true that Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is just an administrative center, not the official capital of Sri Lanka? Which means that Colombo is still the official capital?
72225. Who did Daedalus, famed for the Labyrinth, kill because he was jealous of his rival's skill?
72226. How exactly does baking soda help preserve food in a refrigerator?
72227. Who is the leader of the United Kingdom?
72228. Former US president Gerald Ford recently broke a record. What was it?
72229. What is the name of the American chemical industrial millionaire in the late 1800's-early 1900s whose name starts with E.L. D?
72230. Can an iPod get a virus?
72231. What is the water wasteland in Genesis called?
72232. When was the original United States flag, which had a Union Jack in the upper canton and was known as the 'Grand Union Flag', abandoned in favour of the Stars and Stripes?
72233. Who did Casey Stengel call ?the best one-legged player? he ever saw?
72234. What watchdog magazine did a 2000 jury blame for showing ?reckless disregard? for the truth, when it trashed the Isuzo Trooper?
72235. In 1998 what was the #3 most popular girl's name in the United States?
72236. Who was Miss Universe in 2004?
72237. I recently read about a book which has been written containing none of the letter 'e'. Who was the author, what was the title of the book, and is this feat possible in any other language?
72238. If not fruit, what is an apple and an apricot?
72239. In "The Brittas Empire", what does Gordon Brittas say the acronym MANIAC stands for?
72240. Marillion lyrics: from what song and album are the following: "You think you got here just in time but you're twenty years too late"?
72241. Why was it that Tom Waits learned with disappointment that he would never live in Burma Shave?
72242. What parts of the body experience growth at different rates, called anagen, catagen and telogen?
72243. Which author is credited with the use of the following phrase in one of his or her books: "Watch the special effects now: they're very expensive!"?
72244. What word connects these composers to the Church: Palestrina, Mozart, Dvorak, Verdi and Faure?
72245. What is the title of the album released by Christina Aguilera in 2003?
72246. What craftsman in the building trade is known as a 'spread'?
72247. If it's 83.9p per litre of petrol, and for every litre you get, you get 5p off the price, so its 78.9p a litre. How much petrol would i have to buy for me to end up paying an even amount, such as £30 or £35?
72248. What is the name of Rob Zombie?s record label?
72249. Who made his screen debut in 'Great Expectations,' was remembered as a Ladykiller and asked that "the force be with you"?
72250. What effect does acid rain have on rivers?
72251. Why did two diplomats have a meeting lying down, who were they, and what countries did they represent?
72252. The city of Mumbai used to be known as what?
72253. What colors are on the Saudi flag?
72254. The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after which animal?
72255. Are there any trailers on the internet for Pirates of the Caribbean 3?
72256. How long has Switzerland been a neutral country and why?
72257. What are Fibreglass Huts and Fibreglass Toilets?
72259. What proportion of those held in prison in the UK are on remand?
72260. Do the current iPod nanos work on a computer running Mac OS 9?
72261. Making it one of the oldest varieties of its kind, its name has baffled linguists for some time. Legend has it that a certain ruler demanded a group of experts to create something unique to claim as his own. A famous Spanish cubist, a King of Italy, and a PM of Britain have all supposedly been involved with it. What is it, and how does it relate to a body part 'being happy'?
72262. What event took place at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington in August, 2003?
72263. What was Cher's very first recording and what name did she use at the time?
72264. What group was Cuba Gooding Jr.'s father lead singer of and with what song did the group have a number one hit?
72265. How do dolphins and whales cope with the bends? What about seals? And sea snakes?
72266. How many consecutive games did Wilt Chamberlain score 30 or more points?
72268. What event did I attend June 2nd 1973 at Kezar Stadium San Francisco?
72269. Are plants used to mine metals? If so what plants?
72270. Google just bought YouTube for about 6.5 billion dollars. People say that money can be made back from advertising, however, it will take hundreds of years to get that amount of money back. Therefore, why did they buy it and how could they get profit?
72271. Why do people tend to glance up and to the left when accessing memories or mental images?
72272. Can you explain how male pattern baldness is genetically inherited? Is it chiefly transferred from the mother's father as I've heard it rumored or do both parental backgrounds contribute to hair loss?
72273. Why exactly does the cracking of joint occur, and why does it seem to magnify with age? Is it beneficial or harmful? Some say it increases the chances of developing arthritis, while others claim it has just the reverse effect, and I am but befuddled.
72274. Which aneuploidy (abnormal-missing chromosome) plant flourishes despite its abnormality?
72275. Is "cup" as a glass of water derived from "cup" referring to the measurement (1/16 gallon) or vice versa? Or are both of my guesses faulty? Essentially, I'd appreciate some info regarding the origins of "cup." Thank you!
72276. Which secret religious group did Dante belong to?
72277. Who was the first person under the service of the Queen of England to be designated "007"?
72278. In a bi-metallic strip of copper and iron, when heated, the strip is bended into the iron's way. Why?
72279. Which of these occur maximum in oceans: MgCL, MgSO4, CaSO4 or KSO4?
72280. Does the Government of India earn maximum from excise duty, corporation tax, customs duty or Income tax)?
72281. Is the Central research laboratory situated in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi or Kolkata?
72282. What class of critters forms the vital food chain link between plants and carnivores?
72283. Who broke the news of the Barrymore -Moretti union in her New York Post gossip column?
72284. What is the oldest Christmas song?
72285. What TV marionette did the Detroit Institute of the Arts claim the Rose family promised to give them, in a 2000 court case?
72286. In the movie "King Koong Vs. Godzilla", who won: Kong or Godzilla?
72287. What English prison was originally built to hold captured French soldiers?
72288. Who first coined the phrase 'I have no friends'?
72289. What language has the largest alphabet?
72291. What member of The Temptations returned to Michigan to attend David Ruffin?s funeral despite knowing that he would be arrested for back child support?
72292. In 1965 what rockabilly star became a regular member of The Johnny Cash Show tours?
72293. What ballpark?s home run balls often land on Waveland Avenue?
72294. According to Black Adder, what, as the flames rose higher, must Thomas Moore have been kicking himself that he didn't think to say?
72295. A bit obscure, admittedly, but does anyone know who was known for saying, "You might very well think that: I couldn't possibly comment!"?
72296. I read for Star Wars: Battlefront you can download the map Jabba's Palace. Can you do that for the PS2 and if so, how?
72297. Is it coincidence that a line of kitchen utensils and Britain's famed boullion cubes are both named OXO?
72298. In Monopoly, what is the biggest house you can own on your space?
72299. What and when was the hottest day ever?
72300. I have not seen a great deal of Bollywood Movies but in some movies I saw in the courtroom there is a lady statue with her eyes covered with a rope carrying something which is not equal?
72301. Why is Panama also known as a place where money is laundered?
72302. Why is the gall bladder commonly a green colour?
72303. Can anybody tell me why Libby prison was moved piece by piece from Richmond, Virginia to Chicago, Illinois in 1888, a massive feat at the time?
72305. Named after a young wartime hero, this unusual European urban entity had a princess as its first "chief executive". Now, the members of the city administration are chosen from among schoolchildren. What is it, where is it, and who is that princess today?
72306. Does gum really take 7 years to digest?
72307. What is a theolodite?
72308. After it was completed, an entire city turned out to celebrate its installation, on an early June day nearly 700 years ago. Alas, in the 18th century, it was first divided, and today, many of its components are widely scattered. What is it, who created it, and can you provide an illustration of at least part of it?
72309. There are nearly 600 million of these worldwide. Most people have none, but many have two or more. What are they?
72310. Is there a proper word in any language using the same letter three times in a row?
72311. How old is Ashton Kutcher?
72312. Which three nations has the United States bombed in the past decade?
72313. Name the only Southeast Asian nation not colonized by a western power during the 1800?
72314. Who is the longest serving head of state?
72315. In 1965 what rockabilly star became a regular member of The Jonny Cash Show tours?
72316. What percentage of American Civil War deaths was caused by sexually transmitted disease?
72317. How many people died in the first, second and Vietnam wars?
72318. What is the name of the perfume given off by wine?
72319. What is the annual sporting event takes place over a distance of 4 miles and 400 yards?
72320. Why do engineers often use superheated steam to transfer heat?
72321. What did Meg White, from the White Stripes, do for a living before Jack taught her to play the drums in 1998?
72322. What type of power enabled Eric Raymond to fly a plane across North America in 1993?
72323. What statue did French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi originally earmark for Alexandria Egypt?
72324. What is the name of Carrie's hometown in Oklahoma?
72325. What baseball team saw its “Crazy Crab” mascot pelted with garbage by fans on his debut?
72326. Which is the only country to have won a gold medal at the winter Olympics but not at the summer?
72327. "Not on your Nellie!" is a rather definite negative statement in English, but who is this Nellie?
72328. Is it true that Portugal has offered any citizens of Macau the right to live in the home country and if YES then what is the reason behind this?
72330. What is the significance of the hepatic portal system?
72331. When was AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) invented, and who invented it?
72333. What is the difference between a direct and indirect inguinal hernia?
72334. What is the fear of beautiful women called?
72335. Only 60% of newspaper readers read which section?
72336. Which model car has a name that originated from a phrase much associated with witnessing the awe of a beautiful woman, and in reasonable, polite terminology, can you provide an English translation?
72337. If gases spread out to fill their container, why doesn't the atmosphere escape from earth? It's not gravity;heavier-than-air gases in a beaker don't stay at the bottom, so how does this work?
72338. What is a "basic recipe" for a soil block?
72339. How was the United States' Major League Baseball split into the sectors of the American and National divisions? Why are these two named so obscurely? After all, both leagues are American as well as national!
72340. Where does a ball have to shot to be counted as s "Shot on Goal" according to FIFA?
72341. How did deviled eggs get their name?
72342. Which noise reduction softwares are available to tackle with photographic noise associated with high ISO Speed?
72343. What coach-hugger loved his mom despite her dubbing him "golden Siggie" as a youth?
72344. To ensure that on-line orders are safe from fraud, what happens to the details being sent to and from an ordering site?
72345. Are there any advantages to purchase things on-line? What are they?
72346. Does anyone remember an Australian TV show in the 1960's called The Magic Boomerang? I was very young and I remember it as a favourite, but I can't remember who was in it, or much else about it. Can any of you Aussie Baby Boomers jolt your memories for me?
72347. What remnants of war must strolling lovers avoid in the idyllic hills above Dubrovnik, Croatia?
72348. Is there any connection between Shelob and the Spiders of Mirkwood?
72349. What group is traditionally credited with having invented and introduced the idea of paper money to the world, how did it work, what necessitated its introduction and what eventually happpened to them?
72350. On 'The Simpsons' episode "The Cartridge Family", when Homer is told he has to wait until he is cleared to own a gun, he moans that he doesn't want to wait. Why? Specifically, what does he say?
72351. What Yankee holds the major league record for RBIs in a season by a left-handed batter?
72352. Who painted 'Houses on a Hillside' and 'Two Sisters'?
72353. What nationality was the singer that was in the 1990's UK charts with 'Keep Warm', 'Feel the Rhythm' and 'Wanna be with You'?
72354. Alicia Keys grew up on what famed New York thoroughfare?
72355. What was the total vote count from last night's 'Dancing with the Stars'?
72356. What New Jersey school did Dierks Bentley graduate from?
72357. What remnants of war must strolling lovers avoid in the idyllic hills above Dubrovnik, Croatia?
72358. What coach-hugger loved his mom despite her dubbing him "golden Siggie" as a youth?
72359. Today is the 25th anniversary of the wedding of Luke and Laura on ABC's "General Hospital". Between the two of them, the characters have three children. Can you give me all three names?
72360. What makes kosher food kosher?
72361. On 'The Simpsons' what is the motto of the Springfield Mayor's office, often seen on the crest on the podium when "Diamond" Joe Quimby speaks publicly?
72362. What do a 1925 Comedy Drama directed by Edward H. Griffith, a 1931 Drama directed by Tay Garnett, a 1946 film directed by Paul Barrelet, a 1972 Drama directed by Robert Benton, a 1980 film directed by Peter Wronski, a 1986 Comedy Drama directed by Jose Santiso, a 1992 film directed by Julian Richards, a 1995 Thriller directed by Damian Harris, a 1999 Drama directed by Jean-Pierre Améris, and a 2002 Action Film directed by Joel Schumacher all have in common?
72363. What same 5 letter word means; 1) the cards left in a pack after dealing, 2) Projection on a lock bolt against which a key presses, and 3) the heel of a sword blade?
72364. Can you name the #5 song of "The Top 40 Songs of the Year" for 1977 that still gets much airplay to this day?
72365. How many years was Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" album on Billboard's Top 200 chart?
72366. We all know that the most well known lead singer for the group Journey is Steve Perry but can you name three others who have been lead singer for the group at one time or another?
72367. Which female has been nominated the most times for a "Best Actress" Oscar without having won, and for which films was she nomintated?
72368. What do these three songs have in common: Lips of an Angel by Hinder, More than Words by Extreme, and Don't Look Back by Boston?
72369. Is the Charles Haid who has directed episodes of 'Prison Break' the same guy who played Renko on 'Hill Street Blues'?
72370. In the song "Nobody Told Me" to whom is John Lennon speaking when he says "Most peculiar, mama"?
72371. What is the origin of the phrase "Kangaroo court"?
72372. Around 600 years ago, stories of two frolicsome individuals sent from Hell caused havoc and made quite a bit of mess until one of God's messengers turned one of them into rock. Today he is a feature in a certain basilica in Europe. Visitors are intrigued by trying to 'spot' him. Where is it, who were the troublesome duo, and can you find a picture of one?
72373. What is the origin of the phrase "rain check"?
72374. Owing to a series of public health problems, a late 19th-century decision was made in a major U.S. city to engineer a great reversal. Nearly 100 years later, it was determined that the reversal is only partly effective in the wintertime. What am I talking about, and what did the researchers discover?
72376. Where is the ancient city of Machu Pichu?
72377. When did Domino's Pizza start serving brownies?
72378. How tall was Rasputin?
72379. What is the full name of a South African member of the cuckoo family that begins piet, I think?
72380. Does anyone know if and when the Newsboys will stop making albums? If so, what will the last one be called?
72381. In the US Congress what is the function of the Whips?
72382. Which film of the 80s starred Teri Garr as a harrassed wife following her lunatic husband and family around trying to keep the peace as he caused havoc across America. It reminded me very much of National Lampoon's vacation but she clearly wasn't in them. Nothing on IMDB's list rang a bell either. She wore a blue and white striped top a lot of the time in it as well if my memory serves.
72383. In Lucerne, Switzerland there is a famous work of art that shows a wounded lion, what does this wounded lion represent?
72384. How many members of the Lewis and Clark expedition died on the journey?
72385. What is the name of the movie that this scene is from? A man's body was disposed of in an abandoned water well. Checking to see if the man is dead, the woman cranks up the rope, uncovers the body, covers it back up- then the ?dead" man thrusts his hand out and grabs the woman's arm.
72386. How might mitral insufficiency be detected?
72387. Which California district is also known as Tinseltown?
72388. What Yankee holds the major league record for RBIs in a season by a left-handed batter?
72389. What are the differences between on-line email and off-line email?
72390. What Australian mammal, once thought to be a hoax, did Americans first ogle at Bronx Park in 1922?
72391. Why and how do trees change their leaves to such beautiful colours in Autumn? I mean they could so easily just all turn a uniform brown and drop off couldn't they?
72392. What baseball mascot was Lonnie Smith the first player to attack?
72395. What country borders all other South American nations except two?
72396. What song did Niles smirk he couldn't remember all the words to on Frasier Crane Day?
72397. "And then we'll bet for the biggest stakes yet: the souls of the dead!" Who were the two protagonists in Chris de Burgh's "Spanish Train", what were they playing and who won?
72398. On 'Family Guy', why, when the Griffin house went on fire at Christmas, was Brian unable to put the fire out, even though there was a fire extinguisher there?
72399. How much will the Nintendo Gamecube version of Zelda Twilight Princess cost in America?
72400. Who was the only popular music group to have a #1 single in either US or UK pop charts in 1967, 1977 and 1987?
72401. What famous R&B artist had two #1 albums in 1962 with his reworking of popular 1950s country music songs?
72402. Davie (Davy) Jones was a semi-successful music artist from 1964-67. During this time, the Monkees, whose lead vocalist had the same name, became worldly famous. Wanting to detach himself from any comparisons, what name did the original D. Jones change his name to in 1966?
72403. Which British rock singer or group was the first to top the US singles chart? What was the year?
72404. What albums have titles that are just integers? (An integer is a number like 1,2,3,etc.)
72405. Which artist created the Holy Grail chalice seen in the painting by Da Vinci 'The Last Supper'?
72406. What is the onomatopoetic word which means "a monosyllabic communication from a ghost"? This word was supposedly taken from an Russian author's short story.
72407. At which palace was the severed head of St. John the Baptist kept?
72408. Which Greek god or goddess was nicknamed "Spear-shaker" and why?
72411. Initiated from a belief of Shinto religion, they were also inspired by a festive creation commissioned by a Russian Tsar. What are they, how does the wife of a railway entrepreneur feature in their fame, and how do they connect with various world leaders?
72412. What newspaper has been in print the longest?
72413. What is the name of the Eagles' fifth album?
72414. What is "brain freeze"?
72415. What bird hatches fully feathered and then immediately flies away from the nest?
72416. What is the name of the TV sitcom in which one of the characters would say, "You can call me Ray, you can call me Jay, but you doesn't have to call me Johnson"?
72417. What nation declared war on Japan five days before their surrender in 1945?
72418. Was the movie 'Jurassic Park 3' based on a book like the first two?
72419. I need help remembering the name of a video game about Star Wars. It had boss battles with Boba fett, Slave 1, and Ig88. It had a speeder bike chase on Tatooine, and the battle of Hoth. What was it?
72420. What famous person said, "I could prove God statistically"?
72421. We all know Donald Duck has three nephews, Huey, Louie and Dewey, but what are the names of Daisy Duck's three nieces?
72422. In what Disney movie and what Disney character is always on the lookout for the next best act, the next best deal, the next best anything? In a desperate attempt to save his circus, he invents an act called "Flaming Death."
72423. What was the first Disney character to generate merchandise?
72424. Does anybody know why we don't call dinner "supper" anymore?
72425. What is the title, and who sings the song for the new Renault Scenic ad?
72426. What is the smallest seed in the world?
72427. What was the first book 'series,' using the same characters, and who was the author?
72428. I had heard of an Mp3 Player but recently someone told me that he has got an Mp4 Player, so does the Mp4 Player exist?
72429. Is it true that Australia was founded mainly by former British prisoners and their offspring?
72430. Do goats really eat tin cans?
72431. What is the basic font size used for large print books and magazines?
72432. Are there any birds with hair or fur versus feathers?
72433. Have been searching for so long: What is the name of the film where a cinema becomes a murder scene; A western movie is showing and every show ends up with the cowboy in the film killing a person in the real audience?
72435. Now that Ferenc Puskas passed away on November 17, the 'Magical Magyar' football roster from 1954 dropped one more player. How many of the 'Golden Team' players are still alive today?
72436. Which of the following Santana albums stayed on the Billboard chart for over 2 years?
72438. Who was the first UN Secretary-General?
72439. What does a certain literary prize have to do with a specific kind of sherry and a member of a secret fraternity?
72440. What is the song that goes like 'freaky friday things are goin my way...everything is wrong my life is a country song'?
72441. If feathers evolved from scales, what did fur evolve from?
72442. What comic first said "Take my wife...Please take my wife!"
72443. In American football what is the West Coast Offense?
72445. On 'The Smurfs' what was Gargamel's cat's name? Stuck on this mind worm for days.
72446. Which symbol is present on the logo of an Italian car company and on the flag of a country found in the Caribbean?
72447. It is a term that once referred to a financial professional who was in difficulties and was first mentioned in writing by a certain architect and writer. Today, it may refer to a couple of Scandinavian bands and a dance position, but it's heard most often in a political context -- frequently after elections. What is it, who was the writer, and in which dance does it appear?
72448. In the final episode of 'The Cosby Show,' the one with Theo's graduation, Clair sang a song. It might be entitled "Keep Him First" or "Good Things Will Happen to You". I need any information possible on this song, including the actual title and artist. Also, do you know if Clair actually sang the song, or if it was lip synced?
72450. What is Parafilm M used for?
72451. Who are the "Top Ten Smelly Celebrities"?
72453. What 1970's film, loosely based on the prohibition era in Chicago, Illinois stars children as the gangsters and molls? What two time Oscar winning actress starred in the film?
72454. Which U.S. state became the first to ratify the Bill Of Rights and in what year?
72455. What is the name of the set of guidelines for determining what constitutes a war crime?
72457. What Composer spent his life rewriting the same symphony giving it a different number each time. And who was Monsieur Croche, the Dilettamte Hater?
72458. Who claimed the Yankees tried to hire him just to pinch hit for the 1961 season?
72459. What has Peter Warlock and Michael Heseltine got in common?
72460. Why do the French call Christmas 'Noël'?
72461. What has blowing a raspberry got to do with the fruit?
72463. What two-letter word for ?cindery lava? would be the first acceptable Scrabble word on an alphabetical list?
72464. What sovereign of Britain achieved the greatest age?
72466. What is the name of the first child ever born of English parents in New England? When was he/she born?
72467. What does Leonardo De Vinci have to do with the history of flight?
72468. What is the heaviest object ever lifted by a crane?
72470. What city is connected to Cambridge via the Longfellow Bridge?
72471. What is the title of the album released by the Alan Parsons Project in 1984?
72472. Where is the undisputed belly dancing capital of the world?
72473. Which was the only country to have regular contact with Japan during its 200 years of isolation from the outside world, an isolation that ended only in the late 1800's?
72478. A 22 year trip took them from Singapore to Hong Kong. Who were the road travelers?
72481. How many power xxx does someone need to be able to see a blood cell under a microscope? Is 450x,900x enough?
72483. An important, if somewhat disturbing, work of American art that was the subject of one of my previous questions is suddenly in danger of being sold away from the city that was its creator's home and that has been its location for over a century. City residents and officials are taking steps to prevent the sale. What is this work, where is it, and who is trying to buy it?
72484. Why can't people eat bay leaves?
72485. Who was the last MLB player who won the MVP award that was on a team that did not make the playoffs?
72486. What did Brooke Shields give Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as a wedding gift?
72488. How many Silver Stars were issued as a result of the Guadalcanal Campaign during World War II?
72489. Who "made the block of the decade"?
72490. In what episodes of "Gilmore Girls" were the words "I love you" spoken, and when they were, to whom and by whom were they said?
72492. What is the idea behind nominating a poet laureate, and in which countries do we find such poets?
72493. In the United States, Lyrica is considered a Schedule V prescription medication, Xanax is Schedule IV, Vicodin is Schedule III, and Ritalin is Schedule II. How is it done in Britain?
72494. What kind of bird is Woodstock from Charlie Brown?
72495. What Lionel Richie album was released in 1992?
72496. What are Hemosiderin-laden macrophages?
72497. What is the best method of preventing Werner's Syndrome?
72498. Which part of the brain needs to be stimulated in order for 'cortical imprinting' to take place?
72499. What are the names of the three forces which act on a 'curve ball'?