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Questions From Jan 01 07
74001. How old was Issac Newton when he died?
74002. How old is 'The Beano'?
74003. Where was Nelson Mandella held captive during the apartheid years?
74004. This band, formed in a Southern US city with the same name as a major European city, once had a song parodied by Muppets and was a highlight in a recent anti-war documentary. Which band is it, what is the song and how was another band from the same city involved with the parody?
74005. Which famous politician carved his name on a desk whilst a pupil at Winchester College and is now found in the Wykeham Arms in Winchester?
74006. When was Canadian singer-guitarist Ronnie Prophet born?
74007. What character actress? career spanned from Marty in 1953 to The Sopranos in 2000?
74008. What beauty ritual did 70 percent of U.S. women perform before a doctor?s visit, but only 40 percent before Valentine?s Day, according to Gillette?
74009. What Lakers teammate did Shaquille O?Neal begin a well publicized feud with in 1998?
74010. What number was Keanu Reeves ranked in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list?
74011. What is a new feature on the NIN album With Teeth?
74013. In which century did the Romans first invade Britain?
74014. What is the world's biggest snake?
74015. What is or was the longest "championship drought" for a US city with all four major sports teams?
74016. Apart from the fact that they are (or were) both actors in soap operas, what do Craig McLachlan and Ross Kemp have in common?
74017. If lane 2 of an outdoor athletics track is on the outside of lane 1, which is 400m, it therefore is longer in distance from start line to finish line. How much further and why?
74018. In 1943, a U.S. company that manufactured supplies for certain types of games began including in special batches of its products some unusual materials. Clandestinely picked up by a U.S. intelligence service, the items were then shipped to POWs in fictive charity packages. What were they, and what secrets did they conceal?
74020. In the US, for what reasons is the flag flown at half mast and for how long is it so flown?
74021. How did the classic criss cross pattern end up on peanut butter cookies?
74022. Why are multinational corporations cutting down on outsourcing?
74025. What do Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Lila Kedrova and Peter Ustinov have in common and what year was it?
74026. What is the name of that illuminated ball in Times Square in New York that drops at midnight to usher in the new year each year and what was the first year the ball dropped?
74027. Whose voice can be heard at the end of "Head Like a Hole" a single by Nine Inch Nails and what does he or she say?
74028. What is the order of the series 'Ocean City' by Katherine Applegate?
74029. What is the order of the series 'Animorphs Megamorphs'?
74030. The flag off The United States has gone through how many changes since the union of thirteen states adopted it? Which version of the flag holds the record for the longest time it has gone unchanged?
74031. What is the order of the series 'Everworld'?
74032. Was Buster Brown's dog Tige's name pronounced like TY or Tiger without the R, with the G sound?
74033. What show biz personality would often yell "Cut it out, Uncle Mortimer!"?
74034. Who said," Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething"?
74036. Where is the birthplace of a former Laker NBA Champ?
74037. What old-time singer, fiddler, and banjo and guitar picker died in 1946 of blood poisoning caused by an infected neck boil?
74038. What animation studio adopted the dancing desk lamp, Luxo, for its company logo?
74040. What male tennis player won Wimbledon in 1997?
74041. How old is the 'Wimbledon' courts?
74042. What is the official date and time of Saddam Hussein's death?
74043. How old is British pianist, Christine Croshaw?
74044. What size is the world's biggest and widest television?
74045. How many Canadian elections have there been in Canadian history?
74046. How many toxic elements are in an average bottle of motor oil?
74048. Where would you find the Burren?
74049. What is a CFC?
74050. What is heavy metal, and what is heavy water?
74051. Who was responsible for the formation of the Gestapo?
74054. How old is Postman Pat?
74055. When and where was figure skater Brian Boitano born?
74056. What professionals bid for clients on a web site aptly named SharkTank.com?
74058. What is the the most number of former US presidents alive at the same time?
74059. Who was the tall, dark haired Italian striker who played for Nottingham Forest during the early 1990's? He didn't do much good mind.
74060. How many British football teams have won a major European trophy?
74061. In layman's terms, what is a layman?
74062. What are John Cena's grandfather and grandmother's name, and how old are they?
74063. Can somebody please tell me about every family member of John Cena?
74064. Extensively mispronounced world-wide due to most people incorrectly tending to use a monosyllabic vowel combination, it was popular with a King of Italy, Queen of England, and a certain US President. What is it, and what does it have to do with a highly counterfeited handbag manufacturer?
74065. I was wondering the name and artsit who sings this song. The lyrics contain what sounds like "Reggae Moo-sic" I can't find it anywhere else. Please
74068. I'm about to prepare a dish that could be ancient but was probably unknown in the country with which it is closely associated before World War II, when it might have been inspired by certain foods made available by U.S. soldiers. The name may be derived from a certain common fuel or suggested by the appearance of one of the ingredients. What is it, and what other ingredient is often added elsewhere but rarely in the country in question?
74071. What is the northernmost island in the Pacific?
74072. What is the northernmost point on land in the world?
74074. What is the southernmost point on land in the world?
74075. In an archipelago three of the islands are named after Belgian provinces. What archipelago?
74077. What is Enron?
74078. There is a certain place in the world that boasts a one hole, par three golf course. Where is it, and why wouldn't I want to lose my ball, or at least fetch after it?
74080. In Agatha Christie's novels, what is the significance of the village St. Mary Mead, and is the character Mrs. Oliver, the crime writer who is also in many of her books, based upon Agatha Christie herself?
74081. What city broadcast a version of This Old House with flak-jacketed Mirza Tanovic, who filled bullet holes and spackled ugly shrapnel scars?
74082. What R-word is French for ?little wheel??
74083. What best-selling book about reincarnation inspired "come as you were parties" in 1956?
74084. The European release of 'Is This It' featured what part of a woman's anatomy on its cover art?
74086. Who was the last Argentinian World Cup winning player to sign for an English football club?
74088. What part of Lou Reed's body was bitten by a rabid fan in 1973?
74089. What was the first posthumous Elvis Presley single to sell a million?
74090. Whose 1986 addiction problems did British papers headline with "Drug Agony"?
74091. What Canadian guests on Tina Turner's "Back Where You Started"?
74092. When there is first rain in any country?
74094. What performer was born Edward Thomas in November 27, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York?
74095. Who became the first woman to win all four grand slam tennis women's doubles titles in the same calendar year?
74096. Who was voted the Universe's Hippiest Place Owner by readers of Playbeing magazine?
74098. Which is the only number, in English, that has all its constituent letters in alphabetical order?
74099. What year did the Supremes change their name to Diana Ross and the Supremes?
74100. At the beginning of Def Leppard's "Rock of Ages" and The Offspring's "Pretty Fly For A White Guy" someone says, "Unub gleeten glouten gloden." Does this mean anything?
74101. What was Billy the Kid's real name?
74102. This English word originally referred to a cute or pleasant looking young girl but with the syllables now reversed in order, refers to a popular confection associated with an old TV detective. What is it?
74103. Why is breakfast said to be the most important meal of the day?
74108. What is the significance of the yellow fringe on three sides of the American flag that is flying during the funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford?
74109. Is it true that the United States has cities officially known as Bombay, Madras (a city in central Oregon), and Calcutta?
74111. What was once banned in Damascus because it was thought they were causing a drought?
74112. Which is the only country where the national anthem is banned?
74115. They were once present on a Soviet Space Station, and they have connections with an eccentric Spanish artist known for his 'Saggy Sacks'. What are they, and how are they related to chain-smoking?
74116. What religion does George Lucas follow?
74117. Which All Black captain was nicknamed 'Filth'?
74118. Is there an albino horse?
74119. A lesson in current events: historians have long speculated that this man and his wife were murdered, but some scientists who've been studying the family have recently come up with what they think is proof positive. Who was the man, what have the scientists found, and who might have had a very good motive for knocking off the alleged victim?
74122. In the game "Final Fantasy X" for the Playstation 2 console, there is a summon named Anima. I believe this is the Latin word for "life". Does these Latin meaning have any bearing on the origin of the name Anima for Final Fantasy purpose?
74124. What two words link Aberystwyth and Hiroshima?
74128. What blood was used in early blood transfusions?
74129. What racy novelist?s mid-life memoir was fittingly titled ?Fear of Fifty??
74130. What Aussie did Alice Cooper call "the Queen of Housewife Rock" in 1972?
74131. What is the origin of the word "buddy"?
74132. What is the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas?
74133. What links Cape Chelyuskin, Russia and Cape Froward, Chile?
74135. Who designed Washington D.C.'s first residential skyscraper, how tall is it and what year was it completed?
74136. Since when, under Japanese Imperial law, have women been forbidden from reigning and before then, how many female Emperors have there been if any?
74137. Which president, while campaigning for office, was met with opposition from the other side using his cigar smoking against him by using the verse, "I smoke my weed and drink my gin, playing with the people's tin"?
74138. Who sang, uncredited of course, as backup on Frank Zappa & The Mothers' Over-Nite Sensation?
74139. What 1994 hit single for Tim McGraw drew charges from Native Americans of promoting negative stereotypes?
74142. What is the title of ELO's album released December 1, 1973?
74143. Is there any consensus as to whether or not the RMS Lusitania was secretly transporting munitions in May 1915 and, if so, did the Germans know about it?
74145. Was Peter Furler always the lead singer for 'The Newsboys' after they left Huey Lewis?
74148. Gwen Stefani was born and raised in what city?
74149. What is the difference between a dean at a university and a dean at a high school, if any?
74150. What is Verint?
74151. In what month of which year of World War II did "the long sobs of the violins of autumn" play a decisive role for the members of the French resistance, and in what way?
74153. Who is the owner of the company "Rogers"?
74154. Why is there a green Hulk and a gray Hulk?
74155. Is George W. Bush a Southern Baptist?
74156. What country first held the Olympics?
74157. What was Saddam Hussein's hanging video taped with?
74159. Specifically, how was former President
Gerald R. Ford buried in Grand Rapids,
Michigan? Underground or tombed?
74160. Where was James Brown buried when he died
on Christmas Day?
74162. In an archipelago four of the islands or island groups were named after German duchys or kingdoms. Which archipelago, which islands or island groups, and what are they called today?
74163. A European country, already in a dispute with another nation over the second's use of a certain name, is now outraged because that second country wants to re-christen a transportation hub after someone whom the first country claims as its very own hero. What are these two countries, and about whom are they arguing?
74165. Buffy Sainte-Marie sings a song that goes "Merry Christmas, Jingle Bells." In this song, where is Christ and where is the Devil?
74168. What are the oldest working and non-working lighthouses in the world today?
74169. Which U.S. president had two siblings who served jail sentences?
74171. Which grain literally means little flea in Latin?
74172. What is the order of the 'Making Waves' series by Katherine Applegate?
74173. What happened on the "Montreal Screwjob"?
74174. What country did Muammar Khadafy delete from Libyan made maps in the 1980's, replacing it with an arm of the North Sea?
74176. Who said he was picked to play a cantankerous team owner in Sly Stallone?s auto-racing movie because ?Burgess Meredith was dead??
74177. What 60-year-old singer announced her retirement before a Zurich audience in 2000?
74178. What Detroit Tigers star was accused by former pitcher Dutch Leonard of fixing a 1919 game?
74179. What is the actual name of Hank William?s illegitimate daughter, Jett Williams?
74180. What was the largest hail ball ever recorded?
74181. When did the written "4" split into closed-top and open-top styles?
74182. Not counting minor revisions, how many Leonora Overtures are there?
74183. What was the first film to gross one billion dollars?
74184. How long has Peter Cetera been with the band Chicago?
74185. Kristin Kreuk attended what High School?
74186. If a person has worked for a company for 28 years, the last 15 in senior managment, and the company declares bankruptcy, is it the law they have to pay severence to this employee?
74187. If a rugby player comes on in an international match as a blood replacement, he doesnt win an international cap. What happens if he scores a try as a blood replacement, without coming on as a full substitute later in the match, and never plays for his country again? Does he have 1 try in 0 caps for his country?
74188. What Green Bay Packer said that he was going to knock someone out with his karate chop during Super Bowl I, The Kansas City Chiefs VS. The Green Bay Packers in 1967, however he was knocked out and was carried off the field and did not get play?
74189. What is the southernmost island in the Pacific?
74190. What is a school voucher, and why are the Republicans opposed to it?
74191. Eric Arthur Blair, who is better known by his pen name, wrote in 1940, "I believe the modern writer who has influenced me most is..." Who was this influential writer he refers to?
74192. Which common disease literally means "hard porridge" from its Greek etymological roots?
74194. What do Patrick Dempsey, Suzanne Somers, Ozzy Osbourne, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Wagner, and Anthony Hopkins all have in common?
74195. Which director of which Johnny Depp film shares the same birthday with Mr. Depp?
74196. An Italian dish became popular in the United States after a famous 1920's Hollywood couple fell in love with it while on their honeymoon in Italy and asked for it after their return to the United States. Who are the couple and what is the dish?
74197. What do Walt Disney, Kermit the Frog, the Dalai Lama, Umberto Eco, Jodie Foster, Stephen Hawking and Bill Clinton have in common?
74198. When was the last time that both the NY Jets and the NY Giants have been in the Playoffs, how many times has it happened in Superbowl years?
74201. What is the title of the major-label debut album by 3 Doors Down?
74206. Can drinking Diet Soda actually make a person more hungry?
74209. Is Ambien a narcotic?
74210. Thought to be a cure for over-indulgences, this phrase has been traced back to a Greek dramatist around the 4th century BC. Involving (metaphorically) the detachment of part of an animal, one culture believes it is also a remedy for any dilema, not just the one specific indulgence. What is it, and what is the Latin equivalent?
74211. What famous talk show host lived in a house on Charles (spree killer) Starkweather's trash route?
74212. Once the bishop of an important cathedral town, this rather obscure saint, whose remains are now, inevitably, scattered all over creation, asked to be buried in an unpretentious manner. According to legend, when his wishes were violated, he visited upon his former See some problematic meteorological conditions, resulting in examples of predictive doggerel. He is now, of course, regarded as a saint one should pray to in the absence of something. Who was he?
74213. Most parts of the Antarctica are claimed by various nations. But a minor part, Marie Byrd Land and a part of Ellsworth land, is not claimed by anyone. Why is that?
74214. Outside of the South Pole, are there any 'neutral zones' left in the world, and if so, where?
74215. In the 1947 "Miracle on 34th Street" Santa sings a song with the little Dutch girl in Dutch. Can someone tell me the lyrics of that song in the original Dutch as well as the English translation?
74216. Does Bart have a middle name?
74217. What do you call someone who attempts to see the future through the study of cheese? (yes, this is a real question)
74218. Which English admiral sailed home in a barrel of brandy?
74219. Which word comes to us from the collective name of the adminstrative buildings of an ancient place?
74220. In that song "She'll be Coming Around the Mountain" who is she?
74221. What did the West German army ban on February 23, 1956?
74222. Which Mexican General was married nine times?
74223. Where in the world might one find a group of mountains named after a committee?
74224. Does anyone know what tensera is used for? I asked if it was spelled right and was informed that it is.
74225. Kathleen 'Kitty' Godfree was the All England Women's Singles Champion in 1920, '21, '22, and 1934 in what sport?
74227. What is the first name, as it appears in the book titles, of the bawdy 17th century heroine created in the 1950's by husband and wife writing team Serge and Anne Golon?
74228. What name is the city in California that contains one of the world's greatest tourist attractions, whose name is derived from a nearby river and the German word for 'home'?
74229. According to legend, what gift will the seventh son of a seventh son be born with?
74230. Exactly how do they know that dogs are colorblind, if they can't use regular tests on them?
74231. In 'Lord of the Rings Battle For Middle-Earth', if I wanted the Balrog or Army of the Dead power, would I need to buy the Palantir or Elven Gifts power first?
What is the oldest religious writing in ancient Egypt called?
74233. What is the only nation without a capital?
74234. Where did Kurt Cobain get the title "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?
74235. After World War II the Japanese Imperial Army was banned and replaced by the Japan Self-Defense Forces. What kind or arms are allowed in this army, and how many men are allowed to join it?
74236. When did East Germany (DDR) get its own army?
74238. What's the origin of "moolah" (slang for money)?
74239. What is the British equivalent of the US emergency phone number "9-1-1"?
74240. What colour is the universe?
74241. What is the name of the world's 23rd tallest tree?
74242. What are the original full names of the two U.S. presidents that dropped their first names before becoming president?
74243. What is the current name of a company in the United States that was formerly know as Pleasant Company? What do they make?
74244. Who was the last person who died trying to escape from East Berlin to West Berlin via the Berlin Wall?
74245. What ongoing political issues show did CBS launch in 1954 to steal Meet the Press' thunder?
74246. Who is the actress that appears in the Sleep Country commercials?
74247. Which early 20th century encyclopedia inspired the name and design of a major rock album of the 1990s?
74248. What is the name of the world's tallest concrete dam and where is it located?
74249. What is juniors' clothing?
74250. Which author of 600 mystery novels is said to have received more than 700 rejection letters before his first book was published?
74251. What was the tallest building in the world until the Eiffel tower was built?
74252. Who was the first jazz musician to appear at Carnegie Hall?
74253. How old was Charles Dickens when The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club was published in volume form?
74254. Approximately 45 years ago, a faculty member at an elite U.S. university designed an infamous experiment to test the propensity of human beings to submit to authority. Students and colleagues polled before the study began estimated that fewer than 2% of the subjects would carry out their instructions, but ultimately, around 65% did so. Who was the faculty member, and can you describe the experiment to which he has given his name?
74255. Archeologists have claimed that this particular place, inhabited since the Stone Age, has suggested evidence of a certain ancient tribe which gave its name to a large well known island close by. Aptly named after a small bird of prey, it was involved in an invasion by peoples responsible for tablecloths and sherbet. Where is this place, what is the name of the close-by island and who were the 'attackers'?
74256. In what city will the highest building in the world be finished in 2008?
74257. Who invented the mouse?
74258. When were fluorescent colors first introduced?
74263. Why Time Magazine does not publish in the first week of 2007. There are only two issues between 12/25/06 to 1/15/07. Could anyone explain this?
74265. If water goes down the plug hole in an anti-clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and the opposite is true for the southern hemisphere then what happens if you live on the equator?
74266. Who invented the traffic light and in what year did he/she do it?
74267. What group was founded by a circle of ladies in 1889 pledged not to wear feathers in their hats?
74268. What capital city did the Soviet Union airlift troops on Christmas Eve in 1979?
74269. Thick woods, Dense woods, or Great woods translates to a South American country which has a large undeveloped region. What is the country?
74270. How many pieces of work has Dale Chihuly produced?
74271. How far is this statement true, "Japan is the world leader in toilet technology"?
74272. Is it true that most of the women working in brothels in the UK are from overseas, and if yes, then why is this so?
74273. Sawtooth mountains, Salmon River mountains, and the Beaverhead mountains, are all in which state?
74274. Did Richard Nixon ever say, "Our troops are in Vietnam to protect American property"?
74275. How did the Jack Russell dog get its name?
74276. Norwegian Anders Jacobsen just won this season's Four Hills Tournament in ski jumping. How many previous Four Hills Tournaments were won by Norwegian jumpers?
74277. Where is the painting known as "Whistler's Mother" located?
74278. Where is the famous painting by renaisance master Raphael, "Sistene Madonna" (aka Raphael's Angels) located?
74279. What colour is the sky?
74280. Here's a question for you all. Does anybody know what an oxymoron is? I have only met about two other people that know what it is.
74281. Who said, "How did I ever presume to try to unite all my people when I cannot persuade my clocks to chime together?"
74282. What is the Sports Illustrated front cover curse?
74283. Who is or was considered to be the world's youngest serial killer?
74285. Which ancient Capital literally meant "Gate of the Gods"?
74286. Daughter of a lazy lawyer, she was deprived by her parents of a serious education and forced to work as their housekeeper. However, she loved animals and kept a journal, and she was eventually able to turn both of these avocations into a career. Ultimately, her earnings made a significant contribution to the U.K.'s National Trust, but she is probably best-known to children. Who was she?
74287. Who is the only US president to write an article for MAD magazine, or at least be credited thusly?
74288. What new words were added to the Webster's Dictionary in 2006?
74289. Who invented the paperclip and did he or she think it was going to be such a success as it is today?
74290. Is there a certain breed of dog that is easier to communicate with than others?
74291. What is the least populated town or community in Nova Scotia, Canada?
74292. On televised football, do the helmets that are displayed belong to the teams that are playing - captains, quarterbacks, or no one in particular, just for display of the televised scrimmage?
74293. Why and how does water put out fire?
74294. What NFL team has won the most Playoff games without ever winning the Super Bowl?
74295. What is a 'gigong'?
74296. Who was a long-time friend of Hellen Keller that had a deaf family?
74297. How did Albert Einstein predict that World War Four would be fought?
74298. How many United States Vice Presidents have died while in office? Who were they?
74299. Who wrote the poem 'The Indian Serenade'?
74300. Which U.S. president lived the longest after leaving the office of the presidency?
74301. What were the first priest-kings of Sumer called?
74304. Who gets raked over the coals in the unauthorized biography titled 'Citizen Jane'?
74305. How on earth did February ever get only 28 days when there are several months around with 31 days? Couldn't a day be taken off January and March for example to even things out a bit?
74306. What toy was known in 18th-century France as the jou-jou?
74307. Besides all three being Disney movies, what do the movies The Aristocats, Robin Hood and The Jungle Book have in common?
74308. Geoffrey Chaucer, Richard Sheridan, Hilaire Belloc and Isaac Newton all held which constitutional position?
74309. Beckton gas works in London Docklands was used as the location for a Japanese Internment Camp in which film?
74310. When did Carrie Underwood start singing?
74311. Who was Lemonade Lucy, and why was she so nicknamed?
74312. What kind of noise annoys an oyster?
74313. Where are the ashes of the Tuft's University mascot alleged to be stored?
74314. What is the mnemonic rhyme for remembering the kings of England that starts something like "William, William, Harry, John"?
74315. What are the words to the Top Cat theme song?
74316. Which is correct to say; a historic occasion or an historic occasion?
74317. What is the origin of the phrase Davy Jones's Locker (ie the bottom of the sea)?
74319. What are Chicken Buses and which parts of the world are they found?
74320. Why was South Africa banned from all sports, including the Olympics, and many countries also imposed trade sanctions against them? What is the main reason behind this?
The Milarepa Foundation was founded by the Beastie Boys in the 1990s to help what Asian country find independence?
74322. What country has named an island after the small Austrian city Wiener-Neustadt, and why did they do so?
74323. In what country is there an island named after a city in Northern Ireland?
74324. What is the connection between a national capital that was the setting of one of the 20th century's most famous and groundbreaking novels and a seaside resort that is now known for being particularly welcoming to the gay community?
74325. Who scored the first defensive touchdown in a Super Bowl?
74326. Which nut is never sold with a shell on?
74328. What is the largest city in the world named after a general (suburbs included)?
74329. What?s the name of Avril Lavigne?s first single?
74331. What did U.S. President Wilson create to encourage free and fair competition?
74332. Who was the first Beatle to grace the cover of the AARP magazine 'Modern Maturity'?
74333. What are the colours of the rainbow?
74334. Which U.S. President's wife was the first first lady to pass away in the White House?
74335. What were the first type of primitive plants to establish themselves on land?
74336. What are the names and diameters of the planets in the solar system?
74337. Abraham Lincoln's blood line ended. Can you explain how this came about and when did his last descendent die?
74338. How many phobias are there altogether?
74339. I need the slang term for a US Union Soldier; could it be blue coats, blue belly, grey coats,
or does anyone know a better one?
74340. What detective did Agatha Christie introduce in the 1930 novel 'Murder at the Vicarage'?
74341. In the original 'Rocky' film who does Rocky first fight?
74342. Who played 'Young Ester' in the TV Series 'Waking the Dead' episode 'Wren Boys'? What else has she been in?
74344. Who invented the frisbee?
74345. What child star was Lindsay Lohan?s roommate when she moved to Los Angeles?
74346. What member of 'The Cosby Show' cast did Lenny Kravitz marry in 1987?
74347. What former governor is the father-in-law of New York shoe designer Kenneth Cole?
74348. How did the Nazi leader Martin Bormann die?
74350. What college team did Joe Montana lead to the national title in 1977?
74351. Does anyone know the origination of the holiday celebrated on January 23rd - "Measure Your Feet Day"?
74352. What date did Pamela Anderson have her breast implants removed?
74353. Who are considered immigrants in the United States? (example: Mexicans) who else?
74354. Which President's wife, despising the color yellow, had their gardener get rid of all flowers of that color in the garden and removed almost anything of that color from the White House?
74355. Elton John's 'Empty Garden' is a tribute to who?
74356. When Dierks Bentley cut his second album he took how many days off the road?
74357. What original Star Trek star was formerly a singer for Duke Ellington?
74358. In what year and where, specifically, were they when U.S. President John Tyler proposed to his second wife?
74359. I heard recently about people freezing to death in a remote area of Mexico, anyone got a link?
74360. When and where was popcorn first sold in movie theatres?
74361. Why do we often say, "Touch wood" or "Touch gold"? I mean to ask is it a sign of good luck or using this word to avoid bad luck, what is the origin of this phrase?
74362. What are sodium vapour lamps?
74363. What is the definition of relative age?
74364. Which pop group took their name from a common type of algae?
74366. Which footballer from the 1950s is a link between Wayne Rooney and the team defeated by Burton Albion in the FA Cup in 2005?
74368. What type of car did Columbo drive?
74371. What was the name of Lincoln's brother who saved Harvey's brother from a train?
74373. What is the smallest inhabited island shared between two countries?
74374. What was the first product to have a bar code?
74375. Who invented the telescope?
74376. What is the largest uninhabited island in the world?
74377. Which islands outside of the UK are named after English cities?
74378. What is the smallest inhabited island in the world?
74380. What is the component or thing which makes a loud roaring sound in some diesel engines, like my school bus?
74381. Who invented the first rollercoaster?
74382. What do the punk rock band Strung Out, the punk rock band Human Sexual Response and singer/songwriter Tori Amos have in common? Hint: The answer is in their songs.
74383. Whose quote is this, "How is it possible for people to consider themselves supporters of the troops when they approve of an event that throws those troops into...peril"?
74384. Which animal is considered the missing link between reptiles and mammals?
74385. What was the first reptilian creature to sport a set of large sabre-tooths?
74386. What is the largest fish ever discovered (it is twice the length of a Whale Shark)?
74387. In the history of the United States Secret Service who holds the record for being protected the greatest number of years?
74388. What do J.K. Rowling?s wizards call people with ?not a drop of magical blood in their veins??
74389. What did Moses get his first glimpse of from atop Mt. Nebo?
74390. What SEC school buries its bulldog mascots beside Sanford Stadium?
74391. In Neil Gaiman's novel "American Gods", the characters Shadow and Wednesday jokingly refer to architect Frank Lloyd Wright's evil twin. What do they call the evil twin?
74392. Who was Art Garfunkel dating at the same time that Carrie Fisher was dating his musical partner, Paul Simon?
74393. Who was president when the White House prefaced a memo on illegal campaign tactics with: "Please burn before reading"?
74394. Can any one tell me the title and artist for these lyrics "rockie I've never been in love before don't know if I can do it but if you let me lean on you take my hand I might get through it I said baby oh sweet baby its love that sets us free and God knows if the world should end your love is safe with me"?
74395. At the end of The Eagles September tour Randy Meisner left the band to be replaced by who?
74396. What product was the first to have a web address printed on the packaging?
74399. Does gasoline sold at Texaco stations come from Texas?
74400. Does green tea contain caffeine?
74401. On this date quite a long time ago, a certain body of water was involved in a famous man's activities and later figured in the historical account and a well-known idiom. We really aren't quite sure which body of water this was, though a Starbucks now exists at the supposedly-relevant site (naturally), and some historians think that they've got a lock on the location. What am I talking about?
74402. In memory of Yvonne DeCarlo who played the role of Lily Munster, how was the name "The Munsters" derived?
74404. How is the 33rd President of the United States genealogically related to the 10th President of the United States?
74405. Was there ever a complete map of Tolkien's Middle Earth made, one encompassing all of the land and sea, including the Eastern part?
74406. A question about Middle Earth: what is the thing Morgoth in 'Unfinished Tales' and how did he get into Middle Earth?
74407. Which early Hitchcock movie begins with someone shouting, "Don't shout!"?
74408. Attention Terry Pratchett fans. I urgently need to know which is the correct version of the following quote from 'Reaper Man': "Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind" or "Multiple exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind"?
74409. 'Husch' or 'husha' is a old word for what?
74410. Is 108 a good IQ for an 11th grade, 16 year old male?
74411. Who did Mark Twain reserve one of the three chimneys in his Hartford home for?
74412. What news magazine was scheduled for five prime-time hours every week by 1999?
74413. Is there a male equivalent for the female term "shrew"?
74414. Which deceased US President once said, "When people speak to you about preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate it"?
74415. On what day of the week will Christmas day 2050 be?
74417. What kinds of fossils have been found in Antarctica?
74418. What two things were returned in August after being missing for 2 years, 9 days?
74419. What Wimbledon record did Federer beat on his way to last year's (2006) men's final?
74421. What song has been recorded by Sonata Arctica, Lee Greenwood, Nana Mouskouri, Willie Nelson, Perry Como, Kiki Carter, Roger Whittaker, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Gary Morris, Lou Rawls, and Sheena Easton? Who, not mentioned here, wasn't the first to record it but when he/she did it became a number one song?
74422. What Titans quarterback rushed a record 64 yards in Super Bowl XXXIV?
74423. Who first coined the term "British Invasion" for the bands making their way across the pond in the twentieth century?
74424. What has Cristiano Ronaldo recently become only the third player in Premiership history to achieve?
74425. Is there any secret meaning behind the song "Chattanooga Choo Choo"? I have always believed it was simply about the train, but recently someone implied it has references to a hospital in Florida.
74426. What song featured in 'The Sound of Music' is also featured on a Nirvana album? Can you name the Nirvana album?
74428. Why are the prices of electronic equipment very high in Israel compared to another countries of the world?
74430. Do people who work for oil companies get corporate discounts on that company's gasoline?
74431. He was a textile worker and fancied himself a thespian, but if you've heard of him at all, it's probably because he owns a distinction conferred by his literary activities, which led him to seek a certain office from a queen. Author of some unfortunate lines about a disaster, he shares his middle name with a mineral used in jewelry and his surname with a witchy character in a popular children's series. Who was he?
74432. With which countries does Benin not have diplomatic relations?
74434. Have there been any changes in the geographical names in Hong Kong after the Chinese takeover in 1999? For example, is Aberdeen Island still called so?
74435. Why do we have wind and what causes or creates it in our weather?
74436. What island is named after a scientific society?
74437. What are the three largest islands named after navigators, explorers or members of such expeditions?
74438. What are the three largest islands named after members of a royal family?
74439. What is the origin of the term "golden birthday"?
74440. Rob Thomas helped form what band in Orlando in 1993 before leaving to form Matchbox Twenty?
74441. What WWE Hall of Famer came up with the concept of the Royal Rumble?
74443. As of the start of 2007, Mozambique, South Korea, the Philippines, Jamaica, Liberia and Chile are six of only eight countries which have what in common? What are the other two countries that share this feature?
74444. Recently, it is thought that traffic police in the UK are far more likely to stop red or black cars in their "random" checks than silver ones? Why is this?
74445. Why is the meal sausage in Yorkshire pudding called 'Toad in the hole'?
74446. What cannot be found in the islands of Japan, Madagascar, the Falklands, Java, Malta, or the Bahamas? They can be found in Greenland, Cuba, Hawaii, Sardinia, and Timor.
74447. What Bob Crosby song is playing in Presenting Lily Mars movie (Judy Garland and Van Heflin) when couple is dancing together?
74448. This item was first commercialised in the mid 18th Century by a European cartographer, though it has evolved considerably since in terms of manufacturing technique and materials. It is also central to one of the most anthologised and revered works of a certain 20th Century poet. What is it and what is the poem?
74450. Who was the first man to enter the very first Royal Rumble?
74451. When is the first recorded instance of a Valentine being sent for Valentine's Day? Who came up with the idea of mass production of Valentine's Day cards?
74452. What screen star was returned to the waters of Iceland?s Westman Islands in 1998?
74453. What is the real/birth name of this person who was an Emmy, Tony and Oscar winner whose popularity on stage and film was over shadowed by a later in life popularity as the TV version of a popular comic strip maid/housekeeper?
74454. Do trees feel the cold?
74455. Was X Factor winner Leona's first single 'A Moment Like This' first sung by Kelly Clarkson, or All Saints?
74456. In some mathematics quizzes with equations they use a symbol ^, as in [1.5 x 10^3] for example. I've never seen this in use elsewhere, is it an approximation of a sign unusable on a keyboard or what?
74457. What Big Sky Conference football team plays home games in Moscow?
74458. What are the puppy wars?
74459. Which city has the smallest population in the world?
74460. Who divorced his wife because he believed that, guilty or not, his wife must be above suspicion?
74461. What song was Steve Martin singing on Saturday Night Live when a sax player emerged for a solo
from a sarcophagus?
74462. What is the title of this documentary that Jack Johnson and his friends, Chris Malloy and Emmett Malloy, produced, a surf cinema documentary that was selected as Video of the Year during 2000 by Surfer magazine?
74463. Which novel, published in the UK in 2006, lay undiscovered in the late author's notebooks since 1942 and was found and edited by her daughter?
74465. How do you find out if you have a 32 bit or 64 bit computer?
74466. Why is the calculated density of titanium different from its actual density?
74468. Why are apples red?
74470. In 'Lord of the Rings: Battle For Middle-Earth' how do you call in Eomer's army in the challenges that let you (eg, Helm's Deep)?
74471. What is the white machine in 'Nip/Tuck'? Christian takes what looks like grass in a pot and grinds it in there.
74472. Who is the Manson Family member who was indicted for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders, then received immunity when he or she turned state's evidence against the others?
74474. Who is the only former Manson Family member who's been paroled after being convicted of a Manson ordered murder? When was he or she paroled?
74475. What TV talk show did the unknown Alicia Keys appear on after Clive Davis wrote a personal letter to the host?
74476. What are the three largest islands in the world named after Norwegians?
74477. This famous 18th-century painting purported to recreate an experiment by a 17th-century scientist, but the painter was equally interested in achieving certain interesting light effects. Somewhat traumatizing to many people who see it (especially pet owners), the painting is now one of the treasured possessions of a great museum in the painter's own country. What is it, and who was that 17th-century scientist?
74478. I was lying in bed last night trying to think of the beginning of the phrase, "... makes the world go round." Does anyone know that first word?
74479. How do 151 incongruous sugar cubes and an instrument to measure heat connect with a cliche pun on a French expression?
74480. What early TV show did Meatloaf (Michael/Marvin Lee Aday) star in as a kid?
74483. Is it possible to make a working jet engine from cans and/or other household items?
74485. Which mortal was supposedly fried to a crisp-when she begged to see Zeus and her wish was granted?
74486. Which Greek god sported the Helmet of Invisibility?
74487. Which book is the tale of Bel and the Dragon a part of?
74488. What makes the whistling sound when you flip a coin in the air? Is it just the coin cutting through the air or is it the specific metal its made of?
74490. In British horse racing, if a horse "wins by a distance," how far is a "distance"?
74491. In the song 'Cowbo' by Kid Rock he says, "My only words of wisdom are," and then it goes the radio edit. What are his words of wisdom?
74492. Which British monarch had a fatal aneurysm while sitting on the loo?
74493. In the new film 'The Pursuit of Happyness' what is the reason for spelling happyness that way?
74494. Which family of dinosaurs had two brains?
74495. What is a hotspot in terms of geology?
74496. Who made the first 'mask' and how and why did they make it?
74499. Banned in an Asian country owing to claims that it involved the ingestion of illicit substances, this otherwise beloved song incorporated lyrics from a poem written by a student at an Ivy League university and was set to music by that student's classmate. Later, the title of the piece became a U.S. slang term for certain types of military hardware. What is it, and who made it famous?