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Questions From Nov 01 00
7501. How did World War I start?
7503. What was the name of the hockey team in the Paul Newman film 'Slapshot'?
7504. Describe and name the object which has only one side and one edge?
7508. What insect worldwide is the only one able to look over its shoulder?
7509. Can the SR-71 Blackbird exceed Mach 3?
7510. Where did the phrase "the whole nine yards" originate?
7513. Who was the last sitting US president without a college degree?
7514. What is a nahoor sheep?
7516. Who was the only US president to score a hole in one?
7517. Who was the male lead, other than Leo G. Carroll, in the TV series 'Topper' in which Ann Jeffries starred? Who played her husband?
7523. Who was the singer that told Rolling Stone magazine "Marilyn Monroe was a victim, and I'm not?"
7524. Who was the first US president seen live on television?
7526. In 1920 a law was passed to prevent what from being sent by US mail?
7527. How did the expression 'two-bits' originate?
7528. What is the salary of both a member of the US House of Representatives and a Senator?
7532. What state has an annual Gumbo Festival with a 4,000 gallon pot?
7538. What was the name of the dentist in the movie 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?'
7540. What does the snake use to smell with?
7545. What son of a postman, wounded while serving as a major in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, died in 1970?
7547. In what year did Benjamin Franklin first move to Philadelphia from Boston?
7548. What movie is the line "Let's blow this popsicle stand" from?
7552. Which president was attacked by piranha in Brazil and asked to be left in the Amazon to die?
7553. Which US president hated cats?
7557. What is a light saber?
7558. What is the rest of the joke Bender is telling when he falls through the library ceiling in 'The Breakfast Club?'
7559. What is the only ten letter word you can spell using the top row of letters on your keyboard?
7563. Which is heavier, lead or gold?
7564. What is the origin of the phrase "across the board?"
7569. How many people were killed during the Battle of Lexington and Concord?
7572. In 'Mickey's Christmas Carol' what star provided the voice of Scrooge?
7577. On September 14, 1987 the Sunday edition of the New York Times was over 2000 pages and weighed 12 pounds. Does anyone know the reason why it was so large?
7578. Who was the fattest US president?
7585. What is the name of the only 'town' in the entire state of Pennsylvania?
7586. What baseball player played all nine positions during one season?
7589. What US president caused football's flying wedge to be outlawed, thereby legalizing the foward pass?
7590. How far is the planet Pluto from the Sun?
7593. The 'Abigail Adams' postage stamp was created in what year?
7596. What is the brightest light atop a structure in Nevada that planes can see from 250 miles away?
7606. What was television's longest-running variety show and how many years did it appear on TV?
7607. Who was television's first superstar?
7612. How many rooms are there in the White House?
7613. Who is the Minnesota family associated with the medical college there?
7615. Which US president lost his sight in one eye after a boxing match?
7616. Which US president got stuck in a bathtub in the White House?
7624. In which James Bond movie did James Bond get married?
7631. Scarlett O'Hara, the lead character of 'Gone With the Wind' was originally given which name: Nancy, Gracy, Fancy or Pansy?
7636. From what movie did the Tavares hit song 'More Than a Woman' come from?
7643. What was the name of the Jetsons' robot dog?
7645. What are some facts about Mars?
7646. Did Columbus think the world was flat or round?
7647. What was Batman's aunt's name?
7648. What is a row of crows called?
7649. The nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty' actually refers to what real life event?
7651. When did the United States federal government start printing paper money?
7652. What are the dimensions of United States monetary bills?
7653. How many different official denominations of US monetary paper are there?
7654. Who is on the US $100,000 bill?
7657. Which author once appeared in a beer commercial?
7659. Which two authors were hated by Mark Twain?
7660. What commercial contained the phrase 'ancient Chinese secret?'
7663. Which US president was given the nickname 'Little Magician?'
7664. How many people have been president before President Clinton?
7665. Which film star and his son made a cover of Bill Withers' classic 'Just the Two of Us?'
7667. What was the first film people saw during a flight?
7668. Which science fiction legend was the star of a film which was produced in Esperanto and what was the name of the film?
7670. Which US presidents lost when they ran for a second or third time?
7674. What two men are in a sports hall of fame although they weren't really associated with the sport?
7676. When was the first phone book published in the United States and how many names did it have in it?
7679. Who was the first US president to be born an American citizen?
7680. Where would you find a full forward, a follower, and a rover?
7682. If a US president is in office eight years then leaves office for four years, can he run in the next election year?
7683. What does 'yerk' mean?
7689. Whose wife gave Ernest Evans the name 'Chubby Checker?'
7699. What is the Hungarian word for 'red pepper?'
7700. What was used to stop play in hockey before whistles were used?
7702. What year did the US presidential and vice presidential nominees first run as a ticket rather than being voted for separately?
7703. On average, how many spiders does a person consume in a year, and how many in a lifetime?
7714. How many feathers does a turkey have?
7717. Bob Keeshan is better known as Captain Kangaroo. Who is his son, Michael, better known as?
7719. British soldiers were housed in the homes of American colonists because of what practice?
7720. Who were the last five popes?
7721. In what country was Häagen-Dazs ice cream started?
7729. Can anyone tell me the legendary names of the three wise men?
7731. Who played the "sweetest music this side of heaven?"
7733. How many McDonald's are there in the world?
7734. What are the two highest populated cities that Interstate Highway 95 passes through?
7739. What was the name of Clint Eastwood's character in the movie 'Every Which Way But Loose?'
7741. In the 1992 movie 'Lady Bugs' which actor wears a wig to get a position on the girls' soccer team?
7743. Where did the phrase "It's all Greek to me" originate?
7744. What is the largest carnivorous land animal?
7745. Sherlock Holmes arrived on the mystery scene in what nineteeth century work?
7747. What is the name of the house that the vice president of the United States lives in?
7753. In film, which actor or actress has played the most leading roles?
7755. Who invented the computer mouse?
7756. In computers, who invented the GUI environment?
7757. How much does a Bumblebee Bat weigh?
7761. Which US president had the shortest term in office?
7762. Which US president installed the first pool table in the White House and had an alligator as a pet?
7766. The Canadian Dollar at one time had a higher rate of exchange than the United States dollar.What was the highest the Canadian dollar reached and in what year?
7767. What is the medical term for a muscle tumor?
7768. How much pure alcohol must a nurse add to 10 cubic centimeters of a 60% alcohol solution to strengthen it to a 90% alcohol solution?
7770. How many pounds of turkey do Americans eat per capita?
7773. Who was the main star in the movie 'The Boy in the Plastic Bubble?'
7774. Who was the first US president to be born in a hospital?
7776. Who was denounced by communist Russia in 1926 and replaced by Father Frost?
7779. Where do you normally find blurbs?
7781. What is the longest city name in the United States?
7783. Which US presidents who were elected in a year ending in zero were assassinated?
7784. Is the president of the United States tax exempt?
7790. With which sport would you associate the term 'dead heat'?
7791. Her gym mates called her 'La Guitarra' because her body could curve like a guitar: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguillera, or Janet Jackson?
7792. Which noted filmmaker forged his parents' signatures and joined the American Ambulance Corps?
7795. What are the five main ingredients in Heinz ketchup?
7796. What US city has a motto of 'I Will?'
7800. What was the month and day when the 2000 Olympics began?
7801. Why do the wavelengths of stars broaden when they move away from us?
7802. Which president had a horse named Whitney?
7803. Which US president proposed to his wife on their very first date?
7804. Which US president played baseball for Yale?
7807. Who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the death of Miller during World War II?
7809. Who was the manager of The Beatles before they became famous?
7813. When was Thanksgiving Day changed from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday in November and by whom?
7814. Who invented the telephone?
7817. Are there many blue tongued lizards left?
7820. What is the hardest bone in the body?
7822. What was the name of Fred Waring's band?
7823. How many children do George and Barbara Bush have?
7830. What voices did Nancy Cartwright provide in 'The Simpsons'?
7831. What voices did Phil Hartman do in 'The Simpsons'?
7837. In what city was the TV series 'Angie' set, starring Donna Pescoe, Robert Hays and Doris Troy?
7843. Who was the first US president who was a millionaire before he was elected?
7844. What was MasterCard called before it was MasterCard?
7846. What book originally weighed three pounds, ran 1,037 pages and sold for $3.00?
7847. What four US presidents have state capitals named after them?
7857. Where does the US flag fly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year?
7858. Shirley Brickley was the lead singer of what early 60s group from Philadelphia?
7860. What is the title of the world's longest movie?
7864. Who first invented the 'jitterbug?'
7868. Who was the French scientist who discovered the process of sterilizing milk?
7872. What is the time difference between California and India?
7877. What was the first Billboard hit to use a wobbling masonite board?
7881. What is the country with the richest source of mineral salt?
7882. Where was the first drive-thru window located?
7883. What was the make (manufacturer) of the bike that ET rode off on?
7885. What is the science of measuring time?
7886. Where did pizza originate?
7887. What is the heaviest meteor to ever hit Earth?
7890. What does a man have 13,000 of?
7893. Who said, "I have never met a man I didn't like?"
7894. What was the first Billboard hit to feature a singer from Japan?
7895. What was the first Billboard hit to feature a singer from Belgium?
7899. Approximately how many stamped envelopes are mailed during the holiday season?
7900. What rock star signs his hotel register as Frank N. Stein?
7902. What book is the stolen the most from public libraries?
7904. Who is the all-time home run leader for the Pittsburgh Pirates and how many home runs did he have?
7906. In the movie 'Practical Magic' Nicole Kidman's character Gilliam Owens wears a necklace for luck and protection. What is the necklace?
7908. If I were to buy each item of the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' how much would each individual item cost?
7909. According to a major American company, the average person does this 256 times a year?
7911. Whose biggest hit on the charts was 'Wild One' in 1960?
7913. What was the tallest building in the world in the year 2000?
7914. What was the tallest building in the United States in the year 2000?
7917. Is there a story about the poinsettia at Christmas time?
7918. Which chemical element gets its name from a Greek word meaning 'stranger?'
7926. On the sitcom 'Seinfeld' what was Elaine's boyfriend's name who was a mechanic?
7927. What US president was baptized a Methodist a week before he died?
7928. What US president rode a mechanical horse in the White House?
7929. Which US president invented the swivel chair?
7932. How long does it take for a typical hen to lay 19 dozen eggs?
7933. There are three sets of letters in consecutive alphabetical order on a standard keyboard. What are they?
7935. What was Coca-Cola's original name?
7940. What country do you have to be in to theoretically dig a hole straight through to China?
7941. What president's son had a pet goat at the White House?
7942. Where is the Crayola Crayon factory?
7943. On what date did Snoopy first appear in the 'Peanuts' cartoon?
7946. What chain store business was started by the men credited with the development of chain store retailing?
7954. Who was the first US president to officially decorate a Christmas tree in the White House?
7956. What is Al Gore's middle name?
7964. What is the Hebrew word for peace used as both a greeting and a farewell?
7965. Whose figure did Walt Disney Studios use as a model for Tinkerbell?
7969. On what floor of the White House does the president and his family live?
7972. Which US president officially named the presidential mansion 'The White House?'
7975. What is the term for the substitution of a delicate or inoffensive term or phrase for one that has coarse or otherwise unpleasant associations?
7976. Who said "It's not easy being green?"
7977. Who starred in the Heidi movie that preempted the 1968 Raiders' game?
7978. What token was used by the player who lost the last game in the 1996 Monopoly World Championship?
7982. Who had the number one song 'Why' in 1959?
7984. What is the world's largest news agency?
7986. What US state is named for a Greek island?
7987. In what US city was 'pie a la mode' first named and served?
7988. What was Walt Disney's first full length feature cartoon?
7995. How many calendars are needed for a perpetual calendar?
7996. Who were the members of the 1980 United States Olympic Bobsled team?
7998. Of the eleven states that left the Union during the Civil War, what state was last to be readmitted?