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Questions From Nov 25 07
89001. Is it true that Africa and Asia are separated only by the Suez Canal?
89002. Where was the first American theater built?
89003. Why is it said that when you break a mirror you will then have seven years bad luck?
89004. What is the difference between 'what' and 'which' in English?
89005. What permanent settlements did the Swedish Vikings establish in Russia?
89006. In 1900, what percentage of the Finnish population was Finnish, Swedish, and Russian?
89007. Biblically speaking, was gambling ever mentioned or considered "sinful"? Was it a punishable past-time?
89008. Known as the 'Gorilla Killer' and the 'Dark Strangler', Earle Nelson moved throughout North America seemingly able to strangle and kill his victims at will. Where was he eventually captured?
89009. Transport Canada recently approved the first 100% electric car. The vehicle, about the size of a Mini Cooper, has a top speed of about 40 km/h and is definitely an urban vehicle. Which is the only province to have legislated this type of vehicle?
89010. Hank Snow sold over 100 albums and 700 copies. His songs were about trains and travelling rather than cheating and lying. What was his nickname?
89011. At the recent opening of the Breeder's Cup program an Ontario-bred mare, Maryfield, won the running. What was the name of her jockey?
89013. Who were the Geats?
89014. What is Gretchen Wilson's middle name?
89016. Who was the real composer of the Mozart's
attributed "Adelaide" violin concerto?
89017. What serial killer had a distinguishing "Born to Raise Hell" tattoo on his arm that led to his identification and capture?
89018. What animal has the thickest fur of all animals?
89019. What did German chemist Hennig Brand discover while he was examining urine for a way to turn baser metals into gold?
89020. What was Jennifer Marlowe's (Loni Anderson) middle name on 'WKRP in Cincinnati'?
89021. Faye Dunaway plays Joan Crawford in a movie touching on Joan's adoption of her child, Christina. What is the name of this movie?
89022. Which is the smallest present English county by area?
89023. Which famous pro golfer said: ?I never wanted to be a millionaire. I just wanted to live like one??
89024. What is James Blunt's middle name?
89025. What instrumental written in 1960 has been covered numerous times and which of these covers was extremely influential in the genre of hip-hop?
89026. What is the difference between chewable and nonchewable medicines?
89027. What is the purpose of crediting records when two singers collaborate in recent years by putting 'vs', e.g., Britney Spears vs Snoop Dogg?
89029. Which tungsten compound, discovered by one of the fathers of organic chemistry, would have excited mediaeval alchemists?
89030. Many coats have an elastic cord with an aglet attached hanging from their hems. Maybe I'm being dumb here, but is there a name for those dangly coat things and what are they for?
89031. Who composed the module "Space Debris"?
89032. Trying to remember a story I got at school 30 years ago. A hen, duck and rat were in the story, and I think it was to do with being helpful or it would come back to haunt you if you weren't. Any clues, links to said story please?
89033. Which region now appears more likely to become a fully independent nation because of discoveries made due to global warming?
89034. In total, how many centimetres of toothpaste can I squeeze from an average tube of Colgate?
89035. How many watts does it take to get a car started?
89037. In the book "The Last of the Mohicans" Hawkeye says several times that "he is a man without a cross." What does that mean?
89040. What is Damian Kulash's religion?
89041. What years were the $50 Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin (1.00 oz.) minted?
89042. How did Heidegger define a person's Dasein as?
89043. Which Greek term does Aristotle use to describe what a soul is?
89044. This judge in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' takes in disfigured Quasimodo. What is his name?
89045. In spite of its name, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill did not take place on Bunker Hill. Where was it fought?
89047. What was the first college to be founded in the British Colonies?
89048. What record topped both the pop and country charts for Sonny James in early 1957?
89050. This famous quote, "The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye, until we meet again," belongs to whom?
89051. In 1991, the CD 'Something in Red' was released by what country singer?
89054. What is the first known recording of Paganini's famous "Moto Perpetuo"?
89055. Who were the Varangians?
89056. Who was the first athlete to appear on a box of Wheaties?
89058. Where is Bjarmland, what people lived there and what was their 'capital'?
89060. The other day I was in a washroom where the hand dryer was made by a company called Hubris ltd. The logo was a small silhouette of a winged man, which piqued my curiosity. After a while, the penny dropped and I realised the significance of it. Any takers?
89064. What does a Norland Nurse work with? (5,8)
89065. What is the vocal tinkling sound made by a deer called? (1,4)
89066. Which term from Richard III was used politically during the late 70's? (6,2,10)
89067. What song reached number 13 on the US charts in 1964 by a famous merseybeat group? (7,3,4)
89068. Why is it called "nickname"?
89069. What is the most populated country that has never qualified to the Football (Soccer) World Cup?
89070. What is the origin of the saying "cutting the mustard"?
89073. What is Ludacris?s real name?
89075. When does the Christmas tree get put up in Trafalgar Square?
89076. What day, month and year were the first NHL games played?
89080. Why is higher register music called "treble"? Where does three come into it?
89081. What acting role specifically links the first series of the sitcom 'Fawlty Towers' with the 1982 movie 'Class of 1984'?
89082. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? [delete]
89083. Would a horse try to eat a Christmas wreath?
89084. How did the phrase "get qway with holy blue murder" originate?
89087. Why does Santa enter through the chimney and not the window?
89089. At the end of the seventh and last book of 'Harry Potter' who becomes the headmaster of Hogwarts?
89090. Why was Stevie Nicks referred to as "the Kelvinator?"
89091. What was the Supreme Court's decision in Plessy vs Ferguson?
89092. What was the NAACP's main strategy for winning civil rights protections for African Americans?
89093. During the Holocaust, why did Hitler kill the Jews?
89094. Which band's last concert was made into a movie by Martin Scorsese; Genesis, Cream, Blind Faith or The Band?
89095. Have any World Heritage Sites been lost to global warming or climate change?
89096. What is the Arabic term modern day suicide bombers call themselves?
89097. What is the lullaby J. Brahms wrote for a student's baby called?
89098. Which two words are peculiarly similar in Latin - one was used to describe the maw to the intestinal fundibulum, whereas the other term meant to become testy and lose one's temper?
89099. How many grievances against the British king were named in the American Declaration of Independence?
89100. Who patented the first assembly line concept becoming the first company in America to mass-produce automobiles?
89101. What song brought the Tractors to the country audience's attention in 1994?
89102. In the Leann Rimes video for "Nothin' Better To Do" where is Annie Jewel?
89103. What is the name of the actor who plays the villain known as Kingpin in "Daredevil"?
89104. In a game where neither the Raptors nor the Celtics played well, the Celtics won thanks to Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. When was the winning basket made?
89105. It started as a one woman show, turned into a play, then morphed into a critically acclaimed television show. 'Da Kink in My Hair' was written and produced by a Toronto comedienne and playwright. What is her name?
89106. Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald has come under fire recently over his handling of a portfolio he held in a previous government. What was the portfolio he supervised at that time?
89107. Robert Ito may be best recognised as the assistant coroner next to Jack Klugman's Quincy. But he started out as a dancer. Which company accepted him into their program after his audition?
89108. What country is known as "the home of golf"?
89110. The first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution is also referred to as what?
89111. Miranda Lambert was born in what month?
89112. In what state was Ne-Yo born in?
89113. What is John Mayer's middle name?
89114. What was the population of the Russian Empire in 1907?
89115. Who were the Veps?
89116. What was the first European country to adopt Catholic Christianity as the nation's official religion?
89117. What is the reason why the Old Prussian language became extinct in the 17th century?
89118. Who plays the piano solo in the Rush song 'Different Strings'?
89119. Which one of Mrs. Earwig's many and systematically named children achieved fame and glory, and which poet is responsible for celebrating this in poetry, and song?
89120. What did ancient Egyptian women use for makeup, or did they even have makeup?
89121. What was the last nation to make LSD illegal?
89123. For which movie did Irving Berlin originally write "White Christmas"?
89124. Where does "White Christmas" rank among best-selling records of all time?
89125. Which of these artists has recorded a cover version of "White Christmas"; Donna Summer, Destiny's Child, The Flaming Lips, or all of these?
89126. Where was Irving Berlin born?
89127. Who sings 'Black Betty'?
89129. What made a noise that could be heard over a thousand miles away and was the cause of the coldest year globally of the 19th century?
89131. What is a "quarter moon in a ten cent town"?
89132. What is the significance of the George Washington statue located at the Ernest Cognacq Museum in Saint Martin de Ré?
89133. In South Korea, companies have made edible toothpicks to reduce waste and pollution. What are these edible toothpicks made of?
89134. What kind of potatoes are used for French fries?
89135. Which cooking school was originally set up to give orphans a trade in life?
89136. Olexandr Shovkovskiy is the goalkeeper for what UEFA Champions League team?
89137. Who provided the voices of Fluffy and Uranus on the TV show 'Duckman'?
89138. What was the last song Lennon would ever perform for a paying audience?
89139. The name of what boy band is also known in German as "women with facial hair"?
89140. What cooking spice, when dried, is used in Turkey and Italy to wrap licorice for shipping, and in China for packaging rice to deter weevils?
89141. The fourth installment of a horror movie franchise was given the green light for production before the third installment even opened for what movie?
89142. Olivia Poole invented the Jolly Jumper that millions of children have bounced in for more than 50 years. What was the design based on?
89143. He was Eddie Greenspan's most notorious client. The multi-millionaire arranged for his wife's murder in 1984. It was said he paid $10,000 to a drug dealer to do the deed. What was his name?
89144. Montreal filmmaker Mehrnoushe Solouki has gone to a closed door trial in Iran on charges of intending to distribute propaganda. She had been held in which Iranian prison?
89146. Jim Brennan, Captain of FC Toronto, is one of a handful of Canadian born players who played in the FA Premier League. He signed for £1.5 million with which team?
89147. Who was the first winner of the Stanley Cup?
89148. In the original 'Manchurian Candidate' the scheming mother, Mrs. Iselin, is played by whom?
89150. In the Sara Evans video for 'As If' what are the two women staring at on display at the beginning of the video?
89152. What Disney movie is the basis for the video for the Gwen Stefani song "What You Waiting For"?
89153. Why do McDonald's add those slices of gherkin to all their burgers, and has any market research been done to find out how many people take it off before eating their burger?
89154. What's the difference between a college and a sixth form, in the UK?
89155. What is an overbite?
89156. The rock band Journey was formed in what year?
89157. What is the difference between Serbo-Croatian language and Croatian language? I see that both languages have their own Wikipedia.
89159. What was the last European language to become extinct?
89160. What pidgin or Creole language is spoken by the most people today?
89161. Who were the Scythians, and where do their descendants live today?
89164. What are preservatives?
89165. I've heard that 'Battle Royale' was one of the most popular (highest-grossing) Japanese films. Where does it rank amongst the top grossing films from that country?
89166. Who played the deaf, dumb and blind kid in the Who movie 'Tommy'?
89167. What were the volume and issue numbers for the May 1994 issue of "Scientific American"?
89169. Which celebrity's real name is Benjamin Kubelsky?
89170. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassady left Jefferson Airplane to form what band?
89171. Nick Faldo has finished first on the PGA Tour how many times?
89172. Who was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence?
89173. When was the first episode of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" broadcast?
89174. What is the oldest capital city in the Americas?
89175. By definition what single word means "to snap one's fingers"?
89176. What comedienne observed, "Why is it when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?"
89177. What character suffers a miscarriage and the murder of her husband, a doctor, in the movie "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle"?
89178. What garment was christened by Jacques Heim (though debatable) with the name ?Atome,? named for the smallest known particle of matter?
89179. What actor is said to have turned down the role of Rusty James in the film 'Rumble Fish' played by Matt Dillon?
89180. Daughtry reached number one on the Hot AC charts with what song?
89181. In Burundi it is "Noeli Nziza", in Egypt it's "Mboni Chrismen", and "Salamet Hari Natal" in Indonesia. What would it be in Uruguay?
89182. This mining camp in northern Ontario is one of the first localities in the world to have its entire existence recorded in pictures. Who photographed the Porcupine Camp?
89183. Hubert Lacroix has been tapped by a headhunting firm to succeed Robert Rabinovitch as the president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. When will he step into his predecessor's shoes?
89184. Rob Feenie, the Vancouver chef who challenged an Iron Chef and won, lost his own restaurant battle with his partners recently. His partners, David and Manjy Sidoo, forced him out of his restaurants, Feenie's and Lumiere. Which Iron Chef did he battle?
89185. What Tennessee Ernie Ford record topped both the country and the pop charts in late 1955?
89186. The recent Skate Canada International was held in Quebec City. Brian Joubert won the Men's with his performance in the free program. Where is Joubert from?
89188. Which comic?s middle name was ?Spencer??
89189. Which United States president was once a professional male model?
89190. The people of which nation eat the most fish per head?
89191. Daughtry was formed in North Carolina in what year?
89192. Which SLR digital camera is considered the most techologically advanced camera in the world?
89193. Do you know the TV show that uses the song "What's this, what's this, what's this we are looking for?"
89194. Do the "Avenue Q" people have to pay Gary Coleman to use his name like they do since it's blantantly obvious it is 'that' Gary Coleman the character is supposed to be and all?
89195. In the Miranda Lambert video for 'Famous in a Small Town' what is the full name of the beauty shop?
89196. Ludacris was born in what city?
89197. In numismatics, what is "reeding"?
89198. Could cats be killed in ancient Egypt?
89199. What is the longest athletic race in the Olympic games?
89200. Bono from U2 paid $50,000 in 1994 for a suit worn by who in a 1940's film?
89201. Which comedian died 50 years ago and would have been comfortable under a lonesome pine?
89202. Which African country celebrated 50 years of independence this year?
89203. Who are the Old Believers in Russian Orthodox religion, and what do they stand for?
89204. Who were the Avars?
89205. What is the name of the young man who sang 'Ring of Fire' on 'Good Morning America' this morning (November 29, 2007)?
89206. Are there any remains of the extinct Norn language in the dialects spoken today in Shetland and Orkney Islands?
89207. What is the oldest present capital in Oceania?
89213. What would cause a gold ring I've worn for two years all of a sudden turn my finger green?
89214. What was the name of Britian's first stamp, which sold for one penny?
89215. Who became the first man to defend an Olympic title in the 400m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics?
89216. What does the military nickname "G.I." stand for?
89217. Montreal Canadiens' captain Saku Koivu was criticized over his introduction of his teammates in English only, saying he was disrespectful of Bill 101. Who criticized him?
89218. IMAX, the super-sized film system, showed its first film in Osaka, Japan during Expo '70. How does the IMAX increase the resolution of its film?
89219. On what exact date will the entertainer Liberace have been dead longer than he was alive?
89220. Cluster bombs in war zones are a reality. Mines Action Canada and the Red Cross have been calling for an immediate moratorium on their use. The groups state that as much as 40% of the bombs fail to detonate on impact and pose a danger to one segment of the civilian population. Who is most vulnerable to the bright yellow bombs with parachute attachments?
89221. The filming of 'Au Pair Girls' (1972) took place in January 1972 on the grounds of what musician's home?
89222. The late owner of the Cleveland Indians leaves his wife in charge of the team when he dies. She schemes up ways to drive the team out of the city in what movie?
89223. YouTube launched its Canadian specific version recently with blogs, vlogs and content from the CBC, CFL, BMG Canada and Sony. Who is the CEO and co-founder of YouTube?
89224. In what state was George Jones born?
89225. What song won Cal Smith the Country Music Association's Single of the Year award in 1974?
89226. Since the founding of Youtube, what mimics of the website have sprung up?
89228. Carrie Underwood was born in what city?
89229. Can it snow on the beach?
89230. I heard a while ago that "Lonsdale," the British clothing brand, translated into Dutch means "kill all black people quickly" or something along those lines. Is this true?
89231. Despite an enemy's taunt that a fox could break it down, they doggedly kept building, and in short order their cooperative work produced a sturdy defense. Archaeologists believe they have found it, though not all agree. Who were they, and what and where and when did they build?
89233. What was the other single Kelly Clarkson released besides 'Before Your Love' before her full CD?
89235. What player has won the premiership with different clubs?
89238. Which great piece of literature was created due to a horror story that the author had told around a campfire? Who was this author and what was his or her book called?
89239. What is it that 60 percent of Americans fear around the holiday season?
89240. Which are the only two countries to fly Concordes?
89241. Which is the only year sign in the Chinese calendar which is not a real animal?
89242. In numismatics, what is "encapsulated"?
89243. In numismatics, what is "proof"?
89244. What is the informal Danish term for the relationship between Denmark and its two self-governing areas -- the Faroe Islands and Greenland?
89245. The FOP phenotype is linked to markers located in which region?
89246. Who began the Sakya tradition of meditating on a blue flower in order to expedite the process of enlightenment?
89247. Which country was named after the French term for 'barbecue'?
89248. Who holds the record for the most runner up finishes in the British Open?
89249. What is the name of the poem that later became 'The Star Spangled Banner'?
89250. What is the Tibetan term for 'clear seeing'?
89251. The character Serleena, played by Laura Flynn Boyle, is an evil Kylothian monster intent on discovering the location of a great treasure on the planet Earth in what movie?
89252. What was the first movie shown in the White House?
89253. The inukshuk (English spelling) or inuksuk (Inuit spelling) overlooks Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. A company town since inception, Rankin Inlet was outvoted as the regional capital of Nunavut. Which industry founded the hamlet?
89254. Oddly, what was the the profession of Charlie Brown's father?
89255. The B.C. Lions ended their season with a franchise best of 14 wins, among other records in the last regular season game. Who did they play against?
89256. All Canadians know about snow, snow shovels and snow blowers. The snow blower was invented by Arthur Sicard. What did he want to sell that snow was impeding?
89257. In Disney's "Fantasia" what was the sorcerer's name?
89258. What are the only three animals known to have blue tongues?
89259. A certain string quartet ensamble was formed to
record a single work, the only one they ever
play. Who was the famous first violin and composer
of the piece?
89260. The Remembrance Highway was newly renamed in time for Remembrance Day. It runs from the Ontario border to which city?
89261. For 17 years Darlene Love has sung 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' on whose late night talk show?
89262. Journey, the rock band, was formed in what city and state?
89263. In what state was Garth Brooks born?
89264. What is the name of the special method or technique used for taking a skin or leather sample from sheep for biopsy in Australia?
89265. What was the northernmost territory ever controlled by France?
89266. Which now independent islands in the Caribbean were once French colonies?
89267. Where was the 'République des Sept Dizains', what does the name mean and why was it named so?
89268. What caused the death of Evel Knievel?
89269. Why does the flag of Savoy look exactly like the 'Dannebrog', the Danish flag?
89271. Why is 40 spelled "forty" and not "fourty"?
89274. Who was the oldest contestant on 'The Amazing Race'; Don from season 6 or Meredith from season 7?
89276. When was the last time the U.S. Constitution was amended?
89277. Several famous classical musicians adopt artistic
names, and their real names are forgotten. What were the real names of conductors Eugene Ormandy and Bruno Walter, and violinists Joseph Szigety and Ossi Renardy?
89278. How many medals did American sprinter Marion Jones win at the Sydney Olympics?
89279. Gambling is an addiction that all provinces are struggling with. A new responsible gaming policy has recently come into effect that reduces the number of video lottery terminals, considered the most addictive form of gambling. Which province introduced the legislation?
89280. Writer Mavis Gallant is one of a handful of Canadian writers to be regularly published in the New Yorker. Her understanding of Acadian culture had interviewers liken her writing to which other writer?
89281. Hans Wuthrich of Gimli, Manitoba and Dave Merklinger of New Westminister have been tapped to make ice at the 2010 Olympics. Which sport are they making the ice for?
89282. What is the name of the character who is angered by the random success of Happy Gilmore, and does everything he can to have Happy thrown off the golf tour?
89283. Joni Mitchell's best known song 'Both Sides Now' was written when she was only 21. The year that she released her first album, the song made the top 10. Who sang it?
89285. What was the name of first U.S. warship to make a trip around the world?
89287. How many islands are there in Maldives?
89288. Who wrote "My Country 'Tis of Thee"?
89290. Eric Church was born in what city?
89294. In the movie "Apocolypse Now" what is the real first name of the character called "Chef"?
89295. How tall must a building be to be considered a skyscraper?
89296. What organisation was founded by Chad Varah in the 1950's?
89297. Which 1957 film told the story of British soldiers forced to build a bridge?
89298. Which horse racing commentator retired in 1997 after 50 years of service?
89299. What popular addition was added to television in the 1950's?
89300. When was sled racing first seen?
89301. What is the name of the song that contains the line, "We'll live in the valley like Jack and Sally and have Christmas on Halloween"?
89302. In the NFL, are the Washington Redskins from Washington State or Washington, D.C.?
89303. What islands in the Indian Ocean were once French colonies?
89304. What colony in today's Indonesia was under British control for about 150 years from 1685?
89305. What British colony in Africa was ceded to Italy in 1924?
89306. What year did the first aerial bomb fall, and what target was the first to be hit?
89307. Daughtry was formed in 2006 in what state?
89308. What is the name of the country club where the gang worked in 'High School Musical 2'?
89309. What is the name of the basketball team in 'High School Musical'?
89310. I remember a kids' TV show from the seventies. I think it was Fableland. It had an owl. Anyone remember it or if that's the real name?
89311. How are glacé cherries made, and why are they translucent?
89312. What is the official name of the Statue of Liberty?
89313. In 'Die Hard with a Vengeance' the detective played by Bruce Willis is singled out to perform tricks for a maniac terrorist. But soon the villain behind the plot is revealed. Who played the evil Simon Gruber?
89314. The last spike was driven in at Craigellachie, B.C. on November 7, 1885 and signalled the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Where was the second last spike driven in four days earlier, signalling the completion of Lake Superior section?
89315. What feature is the King of Hearts missing in a standard playing card? Missing, in that his royal colleagues possess one!
89316. From the bark of what tree is the anti-malarial drug quinine often taken?
89318. Who was the first woman to win the title of Miss Universe back in 1952?
89319. It is said that there is a better chance of getting murdered than winning the lottery. Robert Hong of Kirkland Lake, Ontario has not only not been murdered, but he has won the lottery twice in a year. What is his occupation?
89320. How many grains of rice can feed one child for one meal?
89321. A certain German composer (1823-1903), pupil of Schumann and a fanatic admirer of Brahms, arranged Brahms' two string sextets for piano, violin and cello. Who was he?
89322. Abrahan Gesner was responible for refining kerosene from albertite, and in the process he founded which industry?
89323. Who was the first player to break 70 for all four rounds in a U.S. Open, winning with a record tying 275 total?
89324. Which act headlined the "Here's To You Tour" in 2005?
89325. Stephen Ames won his first trophy in the last PGA event of the season, held at the Magnolia Course. Where was Ames born?
89327. When Christopher Columbus discovered America, which of the three ships in his fleet did he travel on?
89328. Every year Chanukah starts on a different day. Why is this?
89330. What was the direct cause of Sigmund Freud's death?
89331. What person (astronaut or cosmonaut) has been launched into space the largest number of times?
89332. I can't remember the name of a particular video game I once played in the arcade, circa mid 1990s. The game was a fighting type game similar to 'Double Dragon', but I don't think that was it. In the first stage you'd go along fighting for a while until about the middle of the stage where there's a mini-boss as I'd call it; this enemy was clearly tougher than any others in that stage up to that point. Once you get past him and get to the end of the stage, the background changes for the stage boss, I seem to remember purple or pink in the background for this boss battle. From this limited description, can anyone think of the name of the game?
89333. The string quartet seems to be a speciality of German-Austrian composers. That's why several Franco-Belgian ones did only one and a single SQ, but each is a masterpiece. Can you name at least
five of them?
89334. There was a Pakistani drama or play back some 12 to 15 years ago in which I remember a character called Janu German who participated in competition in English language, which he lost. I want to know the name of that work and if someone can please give me the website where I can download (or torrent) this drama?
89335. Just who was it who designed the famous Braun logo with the raised "A" back in 1935?
89336. Which artist's debut album cost less than $2000 to make but by 1975 had grossed over 7 million dollars in album sales?
89337. What is a natural ingredient that helps prevent smoking? What helps someone stop smoking natually?
89338. How many people in Northern France are Dutch-speaking?
89339. How many people in Eastern Belgium are German-speaking?
89340. What is the oldest theater in the United States?
89341. For how many years were the Dutch a republic, and what was it called?
89342. Who lost control of his father's vehicle, turning most of Africa into desert?
89343. Where was the continent of Mu located?
89344. Why is it that the country of Nederland, singular in Dutch, is called 'The Netherlands,' plural in English?
89345. Which volcanic belt has the most rapid rate of convergence?
89346. HTML stands for what?
89347. What specific belt within the Pacific Ring of Fire has the most rapid rate of convergence?
89348. Which well known movie featured Francisco Tárrega's "Recuerdos de la Alhambra"?
89349. What is the name of Candide's valet, with whom he inadvertently discovers El Dorado?
89350. What is the Russian colloquialism which nearly means the same as the English phrase "holy cow!"?
89351. Which Czech word did Milan Kundera coin to express "the sudden awareness of one's existential suffering"?
89352. What is the gypsy etymologized word which means "ugly-bad"?
89353. What is the Dutch word which means both taste and test?
89354. In Spanish, would it be more appropriate to say senorita or senora when talking to someone over the phone you don't know, like a receptionist?
89355. What is a 6 letter word for an elementary textbook?
89356. What was the President's monologue in 'Dr. Strangelove'?
89358. It took the deaths of thirty innocent people for the police to finally catch notorious killer Simon Phoenix, played by Wesley Snipes, in what movie?
89359. The first atomic submarine known as the Nautilus was launched January 21st in what year?
89360. This programmer from MIT led a team of programmers who created the first computer game, 'Spacewar' back in the 1960?s. What is his name?
89361. In 1901, who won the U.S. Open? He also won in 1903, 1904, and 1905.
89362. Which high school did actor Ryan Gosling attend in Burlington, Ontario?
89363. What technological marvel is Ray Tomlinson of BBN, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., credited with formulating in 1972?
89364. What product is popularly believed to be named after a horse owned by the Mars family?
89365. 'Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?' is based on a true story of human error. A huge blackout occurred when a relay switch was set too low and triggered the Northeast Blackout of 1965. The switch was on the line near the Sir Adam Beck Station #2. Where is the station located?
89366. Former Raptors guard Vince Carter's play in the 2000 Olympic games helped to cinch the Gold medal. What was the move dubbed by the press?
89367. What was the first solo single released by Keith Urban?
89368. The federal government recently cancelled the contract for the contract linked to the gun registry system. Millions of dollars were lost upon the cancellation. The RCMP will have to remain using outdated software. Which IT outsourcing firm had the original contract?
89370. What film was being shown in the theater in Dallas where Lee Harvey Oswald was captured?
89371. He is the last surviving veteran of World War I. What is his name?
89372. Which company's name means 'we' in Japanese?
89373. Famous violinist and violin teacher of the last third of the 19th and first decades of the 20th centuries; Hungarian born, taught in Russia and later in the United States; many very famous pupils. Who was he?
89374. I managed to start an argument in Portugal between our holiday rep and the hotel clerk when I asked this question. There are two words for "thank you" in Portugese; obrigado and obrigada, obviously male and female. But does it depend on who is speaking or who is being spoken to?
89375. Miranda Lambert was born in what city?
89376. What is the earliest day in the year that Chanukkah has ever fallen on?
89377. How did people in the past manage to map the world, without ever having an aerial view?
89378. What was one of the few big rock bands of the late 60s/early70s that didn't have a bass guitar player?
89380. What was the title track to the last album before the death of this band's original drummer?
89381. What household appliance did Sidney Crosby hone his hockey skills on?
89382. What chart topping song stopped the Rolling Stones number two hit "Start Me Up" from rising into the number one spot?
89383. What Beatles' single went to number one on the Billboard Top 100 and stayed number one for nine weeks?
89384. Who does Bow Wow say was one of his first celebrity crushes?
89385. Can anyone tell me if the perfume "Paris" by YSL is the same as the older "Evening in Paris" by Bourjois?
89386. What indirect link is there between one of the royal tombs in Westminster Abbey and the nose of Michelangelo?
89387. What is the most accurate translation of the word Maranatha?
89388. Of these three ladies, Alicia Keyes, Eve, or Gwen Stefani, who does Bow Wow say was one of his first celebrity crushes?
89389. What were the signers of the Declaration of Independence willing to loose by declaring their independence from England?
89390. What wedding anniversary is traditionally the diamond one?
89391. What is Jenkem?
89392. What link is there between a portrait format of 36 inches by 28 and a certain English political club?
89393. What village in Berkshire, England was "a village in heaven" for a certain official English war artist of both World Wars?
89394. What is the difference between ham and gammon?
89395. Why are the Opium Wars so named?
89397. Why was Lisa Lopez's nickname "Left-Eye"? How did she get it?
89398. Is there any estimation to how much the earth weighs?
89399. What examples of German pidgin do still exist, and how many speak it?
89400. What is 'Kitchen Dutch'?
89401. How many people in Namibia speak Afrikaans as their main language?
89402. What does 'moja på tvoja' mean, and what language is it?
89403. What do molecules such as glucose store; Chemical energy, solar energy, electricity, or heat energy?
89404. Unwilling that he should be considered an alien, this passenger's handlers left no doubt as to his identity. He traveled twice several decades ago without mishap and accompanied by numerous passengers not of the same ilk. What was his name? And how does he relate to an early explorer of the North Pacific Ocean?
89405. Were Mary and Joseph married at the time of their travelling down to Bethlehem?
89406. The first non-stop transcontinental service in the United States, chartered by American Airlines, began using what type of jet aircraft?
89407. Peter Lymburner Robertson invented the square headed screwdriver and screw in 1908. What happened to him to do so?
89408. American escape artist Richard McNair has been deported to finish his term in a Louisiana prison. How did he escape custody 18 months ago?
89409. Who is the man that makes a call to New York's last phone booth, thereby setting into motion a series of chaotic events designed to lead to ruin in the movie 'Phone Booth'?
89410. Michael Burgess came to popular attention as Jean Valjean in the original Canadian production of 'Les Misérables.' He appeared in the 1967 production of 'West Side Story' as Tony. What name was he using at that time?
89411. Defending Olympic champions, US women's team is practically guaranteed a berth in April's CONCACAF tournament. Canada's women's team will be vying for a second place berth against the host country. Where is the tournament being held?
89412. In John Mayer's song 'Great Indoors' what is he referring to as "your window pane"?
89413. What is Faith Hill's favorite guilty pleasure?
89414. Kelly Clarkson's first choice actually wasn't to be a singer. What was it?
89415. Tom Watson's nickname was what early in his career?
89416. Are poppers (amyl nitrite) illegal in any countries of the world?
89417. What was the United States' first national monument?
89418. Is the pop singer Gabrielle blind? She never shows her eyes.
89419. What was the year of Fergie's birth?
89420. Who was the American actress whose TV show had a MGM-style introduction with a miaowing cat rather than a tiger?
89422. What 20th century political party leader, first name John, died whilst in office?
89423. What English actress, first name Jane, later became a recipe book author?
89424. Dutch World War II diarist?
89425. Can high winds somehow affect broadband computer speed? In my area, all telephone connections are overground. I've noticed a difference in the speed on my computer (slower) when we get high winds.
89426. Who where the 1998 MLB National League and American League MVPs?
89427. An obscure and enigmatic French composer of the 19th century, a brillant pianist who avoided playing in public. He left many extremely original and difficult piano pieces, and some fine chamber works, only very recently discovered. There weren't (and isn't) more than eight pianists with technique enough to play his works. Who was he?
89428. When was the last NFL game to be recorded as a tie game after overtime?
89430. How many of these spellings are acceptable orthographies in correct English: Speakers' Corner; Speaker's Corner; Speakers Corner?
89433. Who is the oldest living inmate currently residing in a jail, and what age is he/she?
89434. Who is the longest serving inmate ever in a jail and how long were they incarcerated for?
89435. In what month was Nelly Furtado born?
89437. Which is bigger; the National Indoor Arena or the NEC Arena, both in Birmingham?
89438. How much money did Ford lose or gain from the sales and faults of their Pinto model?
89439. Laura Ingalls Wilder occasionally used the word boughten in her books. In the book 'Farmer Boy' she said Almanzo received a boughten cap for Christmas. What does boughten mean?
89441. Besides in the movie 'Racing Stripes,' is it true that at least one zebra has been successfully trained as a racehorse?
89444. What rock musician usually wears a top hat?
89445. Can you make a word from this scramble: LOLUQ?
89446. What is the species of bats which live harmoniously within the nests of termites?
89447. What species of shark is being hunted to extinction in order to satiate the hungry appetites of shark-fin soup gourmands?
89448. How many miles has an average 50 year old albatross flown?
89449. How long does the average cow spend eating each day?
89451. In Texas Hold 'Em, what is the point of the blinds?
89452. In Texas Hold 'Em, what is a check and who can check?
89453. On the cover of the Grateful Dead's album titled "The Grateful Dead" what is the strange creature in the middle of the album supposed to be?
89454. In the early Roman caldendar, the month of December did not fall on the twelve month. Which month did it fall on, and how can you tell by looking at the word "December"?
89455. What is the oldest college in the United States of America?
89456. What state was Tim McGraw born in?
89457. Who sang the original song 'Cherry Pie'?
89459. How old does a case have to be in order to be categorized as a 'cold case'?
89460. Who is the fastest clapper in the world?
89461. What city in Africa has the largest German speaking population?
89462. When an NFL game is tied after overtime, how is this recorded in the team standings? By this I mean as in a percentage of games played, not as in won-tied-lost.
89463. I'm collecting the whole set of Ordnance Survey Landranger (1:50000) maps of the UK. Which of these places will I never get; Giants Causeway, Guernsey, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, or Shetland?
89464. What is the percentage of people in Israel whose religion is not Jewish?
89465. In most UK fish and chip shops they sell saveloy sausages. Is it true that these are made from horse meat?
89467. I remember "The Herbs" but the programme I need to know about had two characters called Fred and Bert along with an owl and other characters. It was definitely a British programme. Anyone remember it?
89468. Catharine Parr Traill immigrated to Canada in 1832 with her husband Lieutenant Thomas Traill. She wrote a number of books of various genres. What was the first book she wrote?
89469. A war widow is finally going to receive her husband's pension. Although the Nova Scotia woman had asked after the pension, she was told that there was no record of the pension. However, in May, a Federal Court judge found in her favour. What did he say Veteran Affairs had done?
89470. Margaret Atwood's 1983 collection of short stories cum prose poetry is considered to bridge the gap between the private and the social aspects of her writing. What is the name of the collection?
89471. A violinist from the first half of the past century; pupil of Carl Flesch and for a while, concertino of the Bucarest Symphony Orchestra. Left few recordings and very few had listened to any of them in the West. His name was made famous for a one and single piece he composed, but played by another guy. Who was this great violinist?
89472. Netherlands lost to Canada after the starting pitchers matched each other for five innings. Who pitched for Canada?
89473. What was the name of Alabama?s 1992 CD?
89474. The silver Claret Jug awarded to the champion of the British Open was not the original trophy. What was?
89475. Insomnia's Walter Finch is a very intelligent person but now the cops are on his trail - after he fell in love with and killed a high school student. Who plays Finch?
89477. Who carved the faces on Mount Rushmore?
89478. In what war was the Gatling gun first used?
89479. A song with the first letter initials of BSOB is what Christmas song, hymn or carol?
89480. Which famous scientist was born on 25th December 1692?
89481. What English actress shares the same name with a 16th century Queen, first name Jane?
89482. What TV naturalist has a brother who is an Oscar winner?
89483. What Arabian Sea fish has a name that suggests it is a bird?
89484. Which artist's backup band is called "The Fabulous Superlatives"?
89485. In which years have the Academy Awards not had a host?
89486. Where is British comedian Alan Carr from? He is always talking about Manchester life in his act, but his accent sounds more East London.
89489. What is the line-up for this year's Royal Variety Performance?
89490. The movie "The Exorcist" was based on actual cases of a boy being possessed in what town(s)?
89491. Fergie was born in what city?
89492. What pidgin language is derived from both English and Portuguese?
89493. I really need help finding the name of a game I used to play. It is an online game were you can talk to people and you can buy cars, glasses and hair, and go to the beach. At first they look like potatoe heads and you can help out at the cafeteria and earn money. The money might have been called clams. There is also a taxi driver who can drive you around. Can you help me?
89494. How many Chitty Bang Bangs were there, and who built them?
89495. Which English motor manufacturer had a name taken from a district of Springfield, Ohio?
89496. On "Sex and the City" what was the perfect baby girl's name that Charlotte wanted to name her daughter?
89497. What European language descends from Arabic?
89498. In what regions outside of the Arab world is Arabic the main language?