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Questions From Dec 06 07
89501. Does anyone remember what show Mr. and Mrs. Davenpoort were on? It's driving me nuts.
89502. Did the Vikings ever invade Scotland and settle there?
89503. He stated in a 1999 interview for 'The New Yorker' that his goal was to become weirder than Michael Jackson. What is the name of the musician making this claim?
89504. What is the most successful cover band in history?
89505. What happened to Jeff Gerstmann?
89506. What was the mythical tree which bore human beings as fruit?
89507. What did Goethe say was the core in heart of man?
89508. I'm trying to remember a TV programme from when I was young. It was about a girl who drew things and they came to life. It was quite scary. Anyone remember?
89509. The fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia fell to the English in July of 1758. What did English General Amherst refuse the garrison?
89510. Which 27 litre car had a name that suggests you would have no need for senna pods or castor oil after riding in it?
89511. She's known as the Wicked Witch of the West in the famous movie "The Wizard of Oz." What actress brings her to life?
89512. According to several linguists, what word was coined in 1869 by the Hungarian physician Karoly Maria Benkert?
89513. A member of which act once roomed with actor Jamie Foxx?
89514. What is the longest word in The Holy Bible? Hint: Isaiah.
89515. The Ottawa Senators had the best season start in the league, winning eight straight. Their first loss was to the worst team. Who did they lose to?
89516. The first complete recording of Paganini's caprices on solo violin as written were Ruggero Ricci's in 1947. But the first real version, an absurd arrangement for violin with piano, of the 24 were previous. Who made it and when?
89518. Who won the Olympic men's 200m title in Sydney?
89519. Who was the first Postmaster General of the United States?
89520. Former prosecutor Daniel Bellemare is heading the UN probe into the slaying of Lebanese leader Rafik Hariri
89521. When was the moving electric sign installed around the New York Times building?
89522. In The Fray video for 'Over My Head' the boy is walking down the hall and stops to peek into a room where he sees some older boys gathered together at a table. What word is written down vertically on the door post?
89525. In what state was Eric Church born?
89528. What 233,000 sq km body of sea lies between two 4-letter countries?
89529. Lethal form of gambling, traditionally with a 1 in 6 chance of failure?
89530. Nickelback got on the AC charts for the fourth time with what hit single?
89532. What was so special about the Treaty of Wuchale in 1889?
89534. In what state was Carrie Underwood born?
89535. Who is the only man to get 40 rebounds in one college basketball game and pitch a no-hitter in Major League Baseball?
89536. What is Manchester's biggest law firm?
89537. When I lived in New York I was shocked to find that in the huge post office on 8th Avenue, that looks more like the British Museum than a regular post office, Britain's very own Royal Crest, along with other seals, was on the ceiling. What's the historical reasons for this? When was it built, what are the other crests and why does The Queen's Coat of Arms smile down over unsuspecting New Yorkers?
89538. How often do 'white tie' events happen at the White House, and what's the criteria used to decide if a guest is important enough to be honoured with one (e.g. British Queen - yes; President of France - no)?
89539. How many of a family did a fictional Scottish cannibal have? He lived in a cave in Ayrshire.
89540. In 1000 BC what ailment affected the Israelites?
89541. In which game can you have an Irish Black or a Yorkshire?
89542. Who do the Milwaukee Bucks play on December 28 and December 29, 2007?
89543. What is Kiefer Sutherland's prisoner number?
89544. What place is sometimes called "Little Switzerland"?
89545. I remember seeing this movie as a child and wondering if anyone knows the name of it. All I remember is that kids teased this one person and he was torturing them in their sleep until they found him and asked for forgiveness. Does anyone know the name of this movie?
89546. Is Manglish and Singlish the same language?
89547. Is the Strait of Tartary navigable for commerical cargo ships? According to wiki it is 900 km long but only 4 - 20 m deep, and 7.3 km wide at the narrowest point. I have heard a ship of 30,000 tons would approx displace 15 meters rite. What is the rule of thumb about the relationship of ship weight and displacement depth?
89548. Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is facing an inquiry. Liberal MP Mark Holland has suggested that the Conservatives knew, yet covered up the facts. What does Mulroney call Holland's statements?
89550. She was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons. Agnes Campbell Macphail won her seat in the first election in which women were allowed to vote. What was her profession prior to her election?
89551. Capone was reputed to hide in the tunnels of this city. It is plausible, as the Soo Line ran directly from Chicago to this terminal city. Where are the tunnels located?
89552. B.C. Lions offensive lineman Jason Jimenez was recently suspended for an illegal hit that may have ended a career. Which Calgary Stampeder player was hit?
89553. Would I be correct in suggesting that the term A.D. actually stands for "Anno Domini" rather than "After Death", or are they one in the same?
89554. It is rumored that Canadian physician Dr. Charles Kennedy concluded that Harry Houdini's appendix ruptured sometime on the train ride near what Ontario city?
89555. Have animal researchers ever definitively answered the question, "What is the smartest breed of dog?" and what breeds of canines are commonly held to be the smartest?
89556. A Polish violinist (1923-1950), considered one of
the most extraordinary geniuses of his time, left very few recordings of less than a dozen short pieces, became schizophrenic and died after an unsuccesful brain surgery. Talking about him, Fritz Kreisler said that a genius like that boy only appears every 200 years. Who was he?
89557. What was the tallest building in the world at 319 meters (1,046 ft) before the Empire State Building opened? It opened to the public May 27, 1930 and is still the tallest brick building in the world.
89558. Who was the first US president photographed while in office?
89559. This man, played by Treat Williams, is obsessed with capturing the Skulls of Touganda, three artifacts that supposedly possess incredible power, in "The Phantom." What is the name of this villain in the movie?
89560. What was the name of Eric Church's 2006 CD?
89561. Denise Lewis won a gold medal in the Olympics for what event?
89562. What is the life expectancy of a digital camera flash?
89565. Do all living things need to sleep?
89566. What is the largest Island in Dutch Antilles?
89567. Is it true that in New Zealand sheep are more populous than people?
89568. What is the origin of the word 'pidgin'?
89569. What is the language 'Portunhol' and how many people speak it?
89570. What Slavic languages are spoken in Germany?
89571. Why do round pizzas come in square boxes?
89573. How would you say 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000?
89574. At least on one occasion mistaken for Semtex, this food is most widely known by a name believed to be derived from a comedian, who may well have 'invented' it, and under a more generic name has a society dedicated to its advancement (whose initials possibly suggest a place in Lancre.) What is this food, and where does it originate from?
89575. My NCAA Division 1 basketball team has official timeouts called during non-televisized segments. These timeouts are not called by either team and are not charged to either team and seem to occur around certain times during each half. Why? What are they for?
89576. How many recognized breeds of dogs are there?
89577. Which psychologist described the unconscious as 'shortcuts in the brain'?
89578. I seriously need help. There is this country song and I need to know the name. I have no idea who it's by or anthing but I know it had the words somthing like, "What was I thinking, thinking I could still walk down the street, without you by my side" then "Girl I should have known" something, I don't know the rest. Please help.
89579. What year did the Phoenix Suns play their first game?
89580. Which qualities of Don Quixote did Sigmund Freud denote as exemplifying the Nebenmensch complex?
89581. There's a country song that says "Countin' flowers on the wall that don't bother me at all, playing solitaire 'til dawn with a deck of 51, smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo, now don't tell me I've nothing to do." What song is that?
89582. What is the earliest known document bearing an A.D. or Anno Domini date, rather than Roman, regnal or other convention? I haven't heard of any documents with a B.C. date, incidentally.
89583. Who played Nana on 'Seinfeld'?
89584. Which forest did the Buddha hear the 'roaring stream'?
89585. Alberta's first newspaper was The Edmonton Bulletin. What was its frequency?
89586. Wolfville Nova Scotia is now the toughest anti-smoking community in Canada. It recently enacted a bylaw that forbids smoking inside a vehicle, given a certain condition. What is the prerequisite?
89587. Can anyone help me with the title and author of a novel? The cover shows a pair of bloody sneakers and the plot involves a savant who uses meticulous methods to murder his victims. It was around in the 1990's.
89588. Playing Scrabble today, my sister wanted to use the word "xerox" but I disallowed it as it's a product and not a word. I'm sure there is a term for words like this that have become everyday use to describe its use. Rollerblade and Kleenex are probably some other examples. Please help me out.
89589. The Quebec Bridge that spans the St. Lawrence River is 987 metres in length, making it the longest of its kind in the world. What type of bridge is it?
89590. The first oil well was dug by Edwin L. Drake. In what state did he dig it?
89591. Stockholm was the site of a new gold medal in the women's 200-metre butterfly in the World Cup swimming circuit. What is the name of the Montrealer who broke her own record to win gold?
89593. This chair, introduced in 1884, was the only vehicle allowed on the boardwalk. What was the name of this type of chair?
89595. Aki Parviainen won the gold medal in the World Javelin Throwing Championship in Athletics in what year?
89596. In the movie 'Training Day' Denzel Washington's character is a cop with some questionable tactics. What is his character's name?
89597. Who is the Major League Baseball player who wore his date of birth on his jersey?
89599. What Italian dialect is particularly rich in loanwords from Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Portuguese, and why is that?
89600. How do you solve cubic equations?
89601. In Germany, what are the grammar schools called?
89605. In the entertainment world, what coloured name is given to the rooms where cast or guests are entertained?
89606. Which is the only day of the week on which the Oxford & Cambridge University boat race has not been held?
89607. What connects Barlinnie, Brockhill, Belmarsh and Armley?
89608. What record in its original version has hit the chart the greatest number of times?
89610. Which island in the Canaries hosts the Womad Canarias Festival?
89612. What are bush taxis?
89613. What was the total number of 'Doctor Who' episodes in which Tom Baker appeared?
89614. In which year did Tony the Tiger first appear in British TV advertising?
89616. What is the number of times that Rudolph's name appears in the song 'Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer'?
89617. What establishment does Mr. Martini own in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life"?
89618. 1945's "Christmas in Connecticut" won how many Academy Awards?
89619. What character did Lucy want to portray in 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'?
89620. When speaking of a "Fifth Column", you somehow imply that there are already four other columns. What columns must be thought of, or were originally thought of, in this context?
89622. What did Britney Spears recently steal?
89623. How was it discovered that Michael Vick was abusing dogs?
89625. Who was the last surviving member of the "Rat Pack"?
89626. Who is Elizabeth Bathory?
89627. Who were the Camisards?
89628. How many Islamic Republics are there today?
89629. Who were the 'New Christians' (or 'Conversos') in Spain around 1500?
89630. What was unusual when the Cleveland Browns met the New York Jets in Sunday's (December 9, 2007) NFL game?
89631. Why do we call a prissy person a "prude"?
89632. What do you call the cylinders that lift and hold open a hatchback door?
89633. What is the name of the performance that Abe Lincoln was attending the night he was assassinated?
89634. What crime was made punishable with the death penalty by the so-called Lex Vanderlubbe in Nazi-Germany?
89635. What was the capital of South Yemen?
89636. A 10 digit scan and digital photo will be required of Canadians using visas to enter the United States after Washington revamped an immigration program. What is the name of the program?
89637. What CBS program debuted on September 24th, beginning its reign as the longest running prime time news magazine show?
89638. The Alpine ski team recently began the North American leg of the World Cup Tour. Which Alberta location was the first stop?
89639. Of whom was Sigmund Freud referring when he observed, "This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever"?
89640. Who is reputed to have been the owner of the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992?
89641. The Space Needle in Seattle was completed in December 1961. It was built for the World's Fair known as "Century 21 Exposition." What year was it officially opened to the public and presented at the World's Fair?
89642. Which currently charting artist has scored a number one hit in each of the last three decades, though has only been recording for 18 years?
89643. Aside from Madonna, which celebrities have a gap between their front two teeth, and is there a proper name for this feature?
89644. In 1992, who set a Javelin record of 83.10m?
89645. Who was the first US president to marry a divorcee?
89646. The Marquis of Montrose has taken a troubled young man, Archibald Cunningham, into his home in Scotland in hopes of curing his red hot temper in the movie "Rob Roy." Who plays Cunningham?
89647. The Duhks are a quintet of musicians whose music is winning fans worldwide. What type of instruments do they play?
89648. What number one song was on the flip side of the Beatles' "Revolution" when it was released on 45 in August 1968?
89649. John Selfridge made the first passenger flight in Canada. He rode inside the tetrahedral kite designed by Alexander Graham Bell. Which lake did he fly over?
89650. In what state was Miranda Lambert born?
89651. Where is Columbus Circle (Time Warner Centre); on the corner of...?
89652. It is often said that the Queen never carries cash. Is this true, and what are the reasons for this?
89654. In 1564 the Jews living in Kazimierz near Krakow obtained the privilege of "non tolerandis christianis". What did that Latin phrase imply?
89655. What Rosh Hashanah ritual involves the casting of bread crumbs from one's pockets?
89656. Why are they called Christmas 'carols'?
89657. Can anyone tell me what was the basic annual salary of an MP in 1975?
89658. What did Harry Potter get for Christmas during his first year at Hogwarts?
89660. What song does Bob Dylan sing in the introduction to "Live at Newport?" This program has been airing on PBS TV stations during pledge periods. It covers Dylan's performances in '63, '64 and '65. The song I can't remember ever hearing comes at the very first, before "Only a Pawn in Their Game," but is not always shown.
This is a tough one, but this group is amazing.
89662. When World War II ended, which countries were on Germany's side when they lost the war?
89663. What is the second highest mountain in the world and how tall is it?
89664. In the comic world, Desperate Dan is a resident of what town?
89666. How did the old "quarter" gas meters from the late 19th century work?
89667. Which book did Pasolini write wherein he became the first sympathizer of communism in Europe?
89668. What was the famous villa built by Domenichino called?
89669. How was Seneca finally killed after the attempt to have him bleed to death failed?
89670. Where are the chains which once imprisoned St. Peter held and which church was named after these chains?
89671. What songs have been featured in recent ads for LEGO Bionicle toys?
89672. What Austrian emperor was depicted by an Italian painter as a composite arrangement of flowers and vegetables representing a Roman god?
89673. Why wasn't the German airforce in World War I called the Luftwaffe?
89674. Who were the last Axis force in Europe to surrender in World War II?
89675. In relation between moles and granules of sugar, how much sugar is equal to 6.02 X 10^23 (1 mole)? What about flour? Salt?
89676. What is the given rate (per year) that the Moon is retreating from the Earth?
89677. On a day when the temperature hovers around the freezing point, and it's been raining and snowing, often the percipitation accumulates as a fraction of an inch of very slippery ice on the sidewalk. What is the best, least complicated and fastest way to get rid of this ice?
89678. Concerning traffic signals, are the colors for stop and go the same in every country in the world?
89679. What region in Europe was annexed by Germany in 1944, seven weeks before it was liberated by the Allies?
89680. How many Armenians fought on Hitler's side in World War II?
89681. How many Georgians fought on Hitler's side in World War II?
89682. At the beginning of 'High School Musical 2' what are the Wildcats counting down to?
89683. In 'High School Musical' who calls Troy about a summer job and where does he want him to work?
89684. In 'High School Musical' what job does Troy get promoted to?
89685. What does it mean if someone has been "rick rolled"?
89686. How and when did the phrase "thinking outside the box" originate?
89687. In 2005, Antoinette Wilks set a new meet record of 12.94 in the 100mH for women. Where was she born?
89688. The remainder of the season has been lost to forward Jorge Garbajosa. What has he recently elected to do?
89689. The practice of separate entrances for 'Men Only' and 'Ladies and Escorts' in drinking establishments was not actually meant to protect women from rowdy, drunken men. The real reason was to reduce the transmission of what by keeping prostitutes out of bars?
89690. Can you name the only artist this decade to have his first seven singles at least crack the Top 15?
89691. Who was the first person to fly in space six times from Earth?
89692. The captain of the Cardinal's guards in "The Three Musketeers" is a former musketeer who was thrown out of the King's service. What is the character's name?
89693. Which European seaport town has repeatedly been called "the last remaining shtetl" in Western Europe because of the presence of so many Hassidic Jews and of numerous synagogues?
89694. Who was the first President to ride in an airplane?
89695. What's the time difference between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Seoul, South Korea?
89696. Although she lived in Quebec nearly 200 years ago, this nun was canonized by Pope John Paul II. What is the name of the first Canadian born saint?
89697. Wajid Khan, the floor crossing Member of Parliament was recently accused of exceeding election spending by more than 40%. Which party did he belong to before he crossed to become a member of the Progressive Conservative Party?
89699. What was the name of Pam Tillis? 1995 CD?
89700. How many Christmases came during U.S. involvment in World War II?
89701. On what lakeshore did the Ingalls family spend Christmas with the Boast family?
89702. O. Henry wrote what famous Christmas story?
89703. What hit for Eddy Arnold was an acronym for the meaning of Christmas?
89704. What three word phrase originating in wrestling means 'without restrictions' or 'anything goes'?
89706. In John Mayer's "St. Patrick's Day," what is the month in the lyric "When it comes to xxx"?
89707. Is the show "The Hills" on MTV scripted or real?
89708. How much profit was made on the following four documentaries: 'Supersize me,' 'Walmart,' 'Global Warming, an Inconvenient Truth,' and 'Bowling for Columbine'?
89709. When is the world supposed to end, and according to which calendar?
89711. Is there any air on Mercury?
89712. Is there any gravity on Mercury and if so, how much is there?
89713. How could a person get to Mercury?
89719. How many feet of metal does it take to make a slinky?
89720. Who was Scrooge's business partner in 'A Christmas Carol'?
89721. Often I have heard of some meat described as "gamey." What specifically is this flavor?
89722. In what state was John Mayer born?
89725. Why did Sigmund Freud find Michelangelos' statues of Moses so inscrutable?
89726. Which writer did the Enlightenment movement take its motto 'sape aude' from?
89727. Aaah, 'tis the season! What Christmas carol has the following lyrics, "First comes the stocking
of little Nell, Oh, dear Santa fill it well"?
89728. What book was held up at a Conservative Party policy meeting and banged on the table by Margaret Thatcher, who, citing this book, claimed, "This is what we believe"?
89730. In what little Christmas chestnut would you hear carollers singing, "...all the family's dressed in black. And we just can't help but wonder:
Should we open up her gifts or send them back"?
89731. What four things does the holly "bear" in the traditional song 'The Holly and the Ivy'?
89732. Who wrote, "Then pealed the bells more loud and deep; God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; The wrong shall fail, the right prevail; With peace on earth, good will to men"?
89733. What was the first sovereign nation to accept Christianity as as state religion?
89734. What was Reichsgau Westmark?
89735. How many Germans were used as forced labor in the UK, France and USSR as of early 1947?
89736. How long does a housefly live?
89737. What is the name of Rutherford B. Hayes' moustache?
89739. What is another name for an egg white?
89740. Are parrots the only animals that are able to mimic human speech?
89741. Who invented the first modern radio? Guglielmo Marconi developed the first workable radio but it was this historical figure who was accredited as being the inventor of the radio by the United States.
89742. In 'Mystery Men' super evil Casanova Frankenstein is let out of the nuthouse, which proves to be a big mistake. Who plays this villain?
89743. The World Cup campaign recently launched the Canadian team against the highest seeded team it could meet. Which team was that?
89744. The short film '12 Ways to Say I'm Sorry' premiered at the Whistler Film Festival recently. The film explains the meaning of the phrase. Only one explanation expresses this emotion. What is it?
89745. The Canadian owned and Liberian flagged cruise ship 'Explorer' recently sunk in Antarctic waters after it hit an iceberg. Off which country's coast did it sink?
89746. He was the founding chair of the Canadian Pugwash Group. He also won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry with American colleagues Dudley Herschenbach and Yuan T. Lee. Who is this University of Toronto professor?
89747. Which artist's first vehicle growing up was a green pickup she named Harold and drove on her parents' farm?
89748. Elva Dryer is one of America's top distance runners. She set an American road best of 19:40 for how many miles in 2001?
89749. Until what year was New York City the capital of the United States?
89750. What is Garth Brooks? complete name?
89751. Which pop group had ten UK chart entries between February 1978 and January 1981 that made the top 10 positions, including five that went to number one?
89752. What name is given to a long term bond, bearing fixed interest and usually unsecured, issued by a company or governmental agency? (9 letters)
89753. What is the longest any human has stayed awake?
89754. In golf what was the former name for a 3 wood?
89755. What two college basketball players from the same small town averaged 70 points a game between them in 1969?
89756. Can you please tell me what the names of acoustic guitar are called?
89757. From 1907 on, the Italian insurance company Assicurrazioni Generali employed in its Prague office a young Czech who was to become one of the best authors of the twentieth century in German literature. Who was he?
89758. Who was the Pope who issued a Papal Bull in which it was said that the Jews in Rome should be forbidden to have any other trade than rag-picking?
89759. Which county cricket club announced in March 1999 that its identity for the new national league one-day competition would be the name of Phoenix, accompanied by an appropriate flame-orange outfit?
89760. What year did Mandy Moore release her CD 'So Real'?
89761. In what month was Baby Bash born?
89764. I thought the most common last name in the world
is Patel. I was told it's Chang. What is correct?
89765. At great cost, those in the civil service are required to undergo random drugs testing. But how long do drugs such as E, Coke, GHG and Ketamine stay in the body?
89766. I have seen both spellings, but which is correct: til or till?
89767. I have seen both spellings, but which is correct, barbecue or barbeque?
89769. Which country is called "White Russia" and why?
89770. Is it true that after colonialism Northern Rhodesia became Zambia and Southern Rhodesia became Zimbabwe?
89772. Once depicted by a 19th century artist as a 'mother' of another country's 'founders' this example of personification has also been queried regarding the origin of the namesake. One idea suggested a connection to tyranny, the other toward the wife of a diplomat. What is it, who was the artist, and how does a male chicken connect with it?
89773. Why do Hanukkah candles burn faster than regular candles?
89774. What was the name of Nero's scribe who helped Nero commit suicide?
89775. Which event was commemorated with the Latin quote, "Sic deinde quis tumque alius transiliet moenia mea"?
89776. Which NBA team has played in the most triple overtime games?
89777. Not counting ferries, how many fixed ways are there for a person to cross the English River Thames? An earlier question similar to this is now out of date.
89778. Which US president proposed to his wife on a miniature golf course?
89779. What animal's meat is traditionally used to make hamburgers?
89781. Which country has the most fast food outlets?
89783. Why are dark irises of eyes, such as brown, harder to dilate than light-colored irises such as blue?
89784. What are the origins of the whoopee cushion?
89785. Other than pepper, what is the most commonly used spice?
89786. What African territory was annexed by another country in 1954?
89787. What Asian territory was annexed by another country in 1946?
89788. What Asian territory was annexed by another country in 1949?
89789. What European territories were annexed by another country in June 1940?
89790. What previous Jewish quarter of a European capital is named after the Austrian Emperor who decided to open it up and integrate it into the town, but who was also responsible for the construction of a garrison town dedicated to his mother and later turned into a horrible ghetto and transit centre of Jews by the Nazis?
89791. What important Dalmatian town developed around a palace built by a Roman Emperor born in that area?
89792. What is the difference betweem a icelandic, nijer and a stormhaven tent?
89794. In what state was the first nuclear reactor built?
89795. Payouts have started for those involved in the residential school inquiry. Who was the first group to be paid?
89796. What country is reputed to have issued the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas, in 1937?
89797. What traditional Christmas hymn offers up these interesting lyrics, "Fear not, then, said the angel, Let nothing you afright"?
89798. To what does Eartha Kitt request the deed from Santa in 'Santa Baby'? It's only fair as she'd been an "awful good girl"!
89799. In what city did Alabama originate?
89800. In 1717, this famous historical figure invented a pair of swim fins for his hands. Who is he?
89801. Bran Van 3000, the Montreal ensemble, has put out a new album after nearly six years. 'Rosé' the newest effort even boasts the group's two icons. One is a deer. What is the other?
89802. Is there a difference in meaning of the words "ego" and "mind"?
89803. What was Craig Morgan's first number one hit?
89804. The University of Manitoba Bison won the Vanier Cup the same weekend the Winnipeg Blue Bombers lost the Grey Cup. Which university lost to the Bisons?
89806. The Canso Causeway is a two kilometer stretch of granite. Its opening in 1955 linked what island to the province's mainland?
89807. This woman broke the women's 100m record in 1988 with a time of 10.49 seconds. What is her name?
89808. In 'Face/Off' the villain Castor Troy is played by two people. One is Nicolas Cage. Who is the other?
89809. Nickelback's CD 'All the Right Reasons' reached what position on the Billboard 200?
89810. How many pieces did Gaudi use for his reptile in Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain?
89811. In what city was the first nuclear reactor built?
89812. What device first came into use in World War I and was designed to detonate by means of a hydrostatic valve; early forms consisted of large cylinders of TNT that were rolled or catapulted from a ship's stern? (5,6)
89813. What is the largest country in terms of area through which the Tropic of Capricorn passes?
89814. From the Greek meaning 'well' and 'standing', what geological one-word term describes a worldwide change in sea level caused by advancing or receding polar ice caps?
89815. If birds fly south for the winter why are there still pigeons in New York City during winter?
89816. How old was Kelly Clarkson when her parents divorced?
89817. What British sport must the names of the 'competitors' comprise no more than 16 characters, including spaces?
89818. What famous doctor and professor said that he had never taken that much money for a single visit after a Nazi commando had robbed him of the equivalent of 840 dollars during a search of his house in the Viennese Berggasse?
89819. Why are heroes an important part of classical mythology?
89820. How many people commute into London daily?
89821. In what language is "lejb" a lion?
89822. How many names were on the George Mitchell steroid report and who were they?
89824. In MS-DOS, what does DOS stand for?
89825. Why are giraffe and camel unique when running?
89826. I've just watched a TV programme about a British court trial and the judge kept banging away on a gavel to keep order. Do British judges use gavels?
89827. In which US states is gay marriage legal?
89828. Who said logic was thinking about the process of thought?
89830. What are the three components of Hegel's dialectical theory of consciousness?
89831. What was the compound recently created using high pressure which is hard enough to scratch diamond?
89832. What songs did Led Zeppelin recently perform at their reunion in London?
89833. How did the expression "go fly a kite" originate?
89837. Do light bulbs only fail as you switch them on?
89839. In what cities outside of Israel is the population of Jews more than five percent?
89840. What island was reportedly the first one to disappear due to climate change?
89841. What European territory was annexed by another country in 1920?
89842. What African territory was annexed by another country in 1911?
89843. What did king Henry say to his knights that was mistakenly interpreted as an order to kill Thomas Beckett?
89844. At what temputure is beef considered rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done?
89845. Which philosopher's name did Derrida use to playfully pun throughout his book "Glas"?
89846. How is a pirate different than a privateer?
89847. Recently Prime Minister Harper committed $105 million in aid over the next 5 years targeted at mothers and children in Africa and Asia. What is name of the $500 million project?
89848. The unbalanced NHL schedule has resulted in the Toronto Maple Leafs meeting this team every two years. Which team is it that, prior to this year's match, hadn't played since December 10, 2005?
89849. Sir Mackenzie Bowell, Canada's fifth Prime Minister, spent less than one year in office. What was the crisis that precipitated his removal?
89850. This feline super villain slinks in to wreak havoc in 'Batman Returns.' What is Cat Woman's name by day?
89851. What 1954 flick is recorded as the first to be made in Vista Vision, a deep-focus process?
89852. What type of stew possibly gets its name from the French words for 'hot' and 'slow' and is a dish that has to be simmered over a very low flame for up to 24 hours before it is served on that day of the week that in a particular religion one should not work oneself into a sweat?
89853. In Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" what identical gift was bestowed on the bootlegger, the bus driver, the knife grinder, two Baptist missionaries in Borneo and the president of the United States?
89854. What traditional Christmas chestnut offers the line, "He urged the donkey forward then with Mary on its back, and carried bread and goat cheese in a little linen sack"?
89855. Exactly how many of the 12 Days of Christmas' gifts would be legal to have in Canada today, with the exception of the human element?
89856. What Croatian seaport was called "river" by the Romans, was called "St. Vitus on the river" by the Germans, was ruled for some time by the Hungarians who needed it as their only international seaport, and later became an apple of discord between Italy and Yugoslavia?
89857. Thomas Sterry Hunt was a geologist and an original member and president of the Royal Society of Canada. What did he invent in 1862?
89859. What was the name of Toby Keith's first Christmas album released in 1995?
89860. There was a boy, a very kind and gentle boy, who at 16 played and recorded one of the longest and more difficult violin concertos with the composer conducting the orchestra. Who where they?
89863. Who invented Mr. Potato Head in 1952?
89865. Who was the first president to live in the White House? [delete]
89866. Who broke the world record for the men's high jump in 1993?
89867. What season and episode of the TV show "Friends" did Monica make something out of Silly Putty for Joey?
89868. "Goodbye, children, everywhere." This was the phrase that ended his radio programmes by which BBC presenter?
89869. What was the alliterative name of the leader of the famous RAF 617 'Dambusters' squadron?
89870. In what year was the Linkin Park single 'Crawling' released?
89871. 1428, 1929, and 5768. Why will these numbers have an equivalence next year?
89872. Three great Russian musicians were good friends and played as a trio to make a living. Later all went to the United States where everyone had a long and extremely succesful career, but they never played or recorded again as a trio. Two of them recorded a sonata, and two of them a concerto. Who were they, and which works have they recorded?
89873. What are all the varieties of Wheat Thins baked snack crackers?
89874. Who was the first king to use the royal "We"?
89875. Who was the first woman to throw a shot put over 50 feet?
89876. What later President of the Czechoslovak Republic was the son of a carter, worked in his youth as a blacksmith and took up the defence of a falsely accused cobbler in 1899?
89878. What is the name of the most recently discovered planet?
89879. How old is the earth and how old is the universe?
89880. Which planet spins the fastest and which the slowest?
89881. In what month was Rodney Atkins born?
89882. In pagen times, what was burnt during the winter solstice to symbolise the coming of warmer, sunnier days?
89883. Who at Christmas time is said to be 'omnipresent'?
89884. In Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" what song does the caroler sing outside Scrooge's office?
89885. Domestic cats hiss when agitated. Do the larger cats also hiss?
89888. Back in 1981, what was Bill Kazmaier's weight?
89889. A wonder who was famously born on the night that another wonder was destroyed reputedly sent, as a rebuke, tons of something largely associated with its ancient use as a gift. Who and what am I referrng to?
89890. What connects a form of crystal meth, motor racing lights, a test full of guesses, a dorsal muscular group, a runway at night, the political tacking on of amendments, and the control of oil or gas flow from a well?
89891. What is a "White Hole" according to astrophysics?
89892. For someone living in London, on what dates are the earliest sunset and latest sunrise?
89893. What European territory was annexed by another country in 1908?
89894. What island was annexed by another country in 1914?
89895. Physicists can create anti-matter in a laboratory in tiny amounts, but it is shortlived.
Why is it so, and for how long has anti-matter ever stayed 'alive' in a laboratory?
89896. What city was annexed both in 1950 and in 1980?
89897. The first game of the season is always nerve-wracking. When your first game is the Grey Cup, it is a little more stressful. What is the name of the Bomber's back-up quarterback who replaced Kevin Glenn in the Grey Cup?
89898. Under the title of "W-Who's S-S-Scared?", what animated television show was originally rejected by CBS executives under the premise that the presentation artwork was too frightening for children?
89899. In season 2 of 'The Simpsons' what celebrity lent her voice to the character Bea Simmons, Grandpa Simpson's girlfriend, who dies and leaves him her fortune?
89900. On what day did The Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin, die in Switzerland at age 88?
89901. LEGO, formed from the Danish words 'Leg Godt' (play well), was originally made from wood not plastic. Who was the creator of this much loved and almost iconic American toy?
89902. Canada took the same stand on emissions at the recent Commonwealth meeting in Kampala, Uganda that it took the G-8 Summit and APEC meetings. Canada refused to meet hard targets on emission controls, stating that, under the guidelines, certain countries are not required to meet the targets. Which other Commonwealth member did not ratify the agreement?
89904. In 1999, scientists found a 5 kilometer wide asteroid caught in Earth's gravitational grip. How long does it take this satelline, Cruithne as it is called, to complete a horseshoe-shaped orbit around Earth?
89905. Who broke the world record for the women?s pole vault in 2003?
89906. What was the name of Pam Tillis' 2001 CD?
89907. Who played cop killer Clarence Boddicker in 'RoboCop'?
89908. What is England's most populous town?
89909. The bill passed 163 to 78 to adopt this design as a symbol of Canada in 1964. What is the symbol?
89914. Where, if anywhere, do they still speak Ladino?
89915. Bruce Springsteen was born in what city?
89916. To which community did Tarana Swami belong?
89917. Is it true that it is impossible to access free e-mail services such as Hotmail and Yahoo from computers in Tunisia because of government control of the media?
89918. Is it true that in Morocco restaurants are closed at 21:30 and if so, then why?
89919. Is Judezmo identical with, or only similar to Ladino?
89920. Why do moths fly into the light?
89921. Bobby Moore was a great ambassador for England. In what position did he attain his recognition?
89922. Who made a fortune at the Kimberley diamond mines and became Prime Minister of the cape in 1890?
89923. Which great actor was the first director of the National Theatre Company in Britain?
89924. Who was the BBC journalist and newsreader who fronted the film footage of the Ethiopian famine that sparked off Band Aid?
89925. Who was the first woman to throw a shot put over 60 feet?
89926. There are 11 of these in Miami, what are they? Hint: Independence Day
89927. What are 'The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa'?
89928. Of the following, which band still has their original lead singer; Def Leppard, Styx, Journey or Foreigner?
89929. What countries authorized so called 'letters of marque' and what were they?
89930. What were the major ports of Hungary until World War I?
89931. What European country established a kingdom that lasted only for two months in October-December 1918?
89932. What Indian Ocean islands were ruled by a feudal Scottish family for 150 years?
89933. Who won the first four World Crazy Golf Championships?
89934. When did London have its last white Christmas?
89935. How do apes communicate to people?
89936. Why is quicksand dangerous?
89937. John Campbell of Ailsa, Ontario reached a benchmark at the Breeders Crown recently. His lifetime earnings reached the $250 million mark when he drove in 7 of 8 Crown races. What is his occupation?
89938. What became of Kimberly from the TV show "Different Strokes"?
89940. What toy's reputed origin records that it was "discovered" as the residue left behind after the first latex condoms were produced?
89941. The proportions for the Barbie doll are alleged to have been based on those of what German frau?
89942. It wasn't until 1981 that the practice of half price after work drinks was banned. Which province led the way?
89944. UXOs have been listed at more than 730 sites throughout Canada, many of them on native reserves. They are left over from practice ranges from as far back as World War II. What does the acronym UXO stand for?
89945. A popular BBC TV programme is 'Top Gear.' What title is the piece of music that is used for this programme's signature tune?
89946. What name does James Blunt give to his imaginary friend on the "Back To Bedlam" CD case?
89947. He was the first person paid to play American football back in 1892 at a rate of $500. What was this football player's name?
89948. They are the answer to a non-cook's prayers. The white flakes were invented by Dr. Edward Asselbergs and the Food Research Institute in 1962 and round out a dinner quickly. What are the flakes made of?
89949. What television network was the first to broadcast some NFL regular season games to selected television markets across the nation in 1956?
89950. A famous classical composer had the first music written specially for a (Andre Calmettes') film in 1908.Who was that pianist,organist and composer,
and what was the title of the film?
89951. Today's American Top 40 the 70's with Casey Kasem asks what song made it on the American Top 40 chart at the same time by two different artists in the 70's?
89952. What is the shooting range of a Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver?
89953. The location of which unlikely literary destination of the 1860s was announced to the nearest millimetre in June this year?
89954. In America, what is the difference between College and University?
89955. What are the common ingredients in pickle juice?
89956. On January 30, 1698, this person took control of an Armenian ship, the 400 ton Quedah Merchant, which was loaded with satins, muslins, gold, silver, an incredible variety of East Indian merchandise, as well as extremely valuable silks. Who was he?
89957. In what European country was the kingdom re-established in July 1918 and abolished in November 1918?
89958. In what European country was the kingdom formally re-established in November 1916 and abolished in November 1918?
89959. What ports were promised to Armenia after World War I?
89960. Which group of people were etymologically named after the Greek term for "Sarah-empty"?
89961. Very well known and often played are the arrangements by Joseph Joachim for violin and piano of all the Brahm's Hungarian dances. But there was another Hungarian violinist and composer who also arranged ten of those dances for violin and piano. Who was he?
89962. In terms of its raw materials only, what Canadian coin has the greatest value?
89963. In what U.S. state did singer Dan Fogelberg die?
89964. Jan Hudec recently won Canada's first downhill. The next place that a Canadian filled was 7th. Who filled it?
89965. Without Harry Wasyluk and Larry Hanson, leaf clean up and household trash collection would be much more difficult. Which disposable container did they invent?
89966. The first U.S. National Singles Championship for men was held where in Newport, Rhode Island, in August 1881, the beginning of a 34 year run for Newport as the center of tennis in the United States?
89967. In what year were NFL field goal points reduced from four points to three?
89968. Liberal John Godfrey recently announced his retirement from politics and 14 years of service. What is he planning to become after his term is up July 1, 2008?
89970. Who was the first stamp collector to have a full collection of the United States postage stamps?
89971. In which town is the headquarters of the Taiwanese army?
89972. What year did 'Riverdance' start?
89973. Nancy Hodges was the first woman to hold the office of Speaker of the Legislature in the entire Commonwealth. In which province did she hold the office?
89974. Which artist grew up on a Christmas tree farm?
89975. Gold Medalist at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics? (5,5)
89976. Italians eat seven fishes on Christmas eve, but why seven?
89977. Who was the head of the Smurfs? (6,7)
89978. One of Segovia's best students? (4,9)
89979. If not convinced to join choir by a teacher, what school organization was Kelly Clarkson going to join?
89980. What is the name of North Dakota's largest art gallery?
89981. Often seen on CD players and TVs, what does AUX mean?
89982. Where might one find temporal fenestrae?
89983. In 1901, a narrative was written on maxillary fractures of the skull. What was its title and who was the author?
89984. In what California city did Maroon 5's 2005 tour, "The Honda Civic Tour" end?
89985. What is the reason Pamela Anderson gave to divorce Rick Soloman?
89986. Which of these kids' TV channels gains the most viewers: Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, or Cartoon Network? Which one has the least?
89987. Who was the only British Prime Minister to die in office 10 Downing Street?
89988. How did Tidewater Petroleum Company come up with their "Flying A" logo?
89989. Is Ray Mears, the British survival expert married?
89990. Why was the creature in the labyrinth named Asterion?
89991. Who is the only extant Roman female poet?
89992. Which two ancient texts end with the phrase: this writ was written?
89995. What are two Christmas songs that were played in 'The Godfather' movie?
89996. What book of trivia was #2 on Christmas day, 1977?
89998. Why do some people say in a friendly manner "break a leg" after saying goodbye?
89999. Which Stones song did Charlie Watts not play on; Gimme Shelter, Jumpin' Jack Flash, It's Only Rock N Roll (But I Like It), or Beast of Burden?