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Questions From Dec 30 07
90501. In the movie "Dumb and Dumber" what is the last name of Lloyd?
90503. The most popular work on Spanish style for violin and orchestra is the famous Lalo's Spanish Symphony. But there is another work named by the composer "Concierto Español". He was a very fine
Spaniard violinist and left several good pieces for his instrument. Who was he?
90504. What did Howard Hughes originally design the Zero fighter for?
90505. What was the name of Alabama's 1984 CD?
90506. Which one of the Manson 'family members' is the most likely to ever be paroled?
90507. Who was the young lady who hosted "The New Zoo Revue" back in the 70's?
90508. What was Kurt Cobain's religion?
90509. What is the difference between a housecoat and a bathrobe?
90511. What is the correct plural form of the word 'octopus'?
90512. Which symbol may have originated from the Greek ME∑?
90513. What country or nationality's version of the popular board game Scrabble has the most letters with forty-one?
90514. What were "dum-dum bullets" and why were they banned in 1908?
90515. What was the specific function of a "garderobe" in medieval European castles?
90516. In Australia it is "Kings Avenue", it is "Schlossallee" in Germany, it is "Arbat" in Russia and "Paseo Del Prado" in Spain. What is it in the Irish version?
90517. What city in Ireland does the movie "Once" take place?
90518. What does sunlight do to a troll?
90519. What was the first rock musical to play on the Great White Way?
90520. What make of car is an "Aravis"?
90521. How much is ten kilograms in pounds?
90522. Canada was blown out of the Men's Rugby Dubai Sevens tournament held recently. By the time of their final loss which tier were they relegated to?
90523. Name a Catalonian cellist and composer (1897-1966)
Casal's pupil and later teacher and member of many
juries of cello contests. He made many works for cello and chamber, and arrangements or transcriptions. He is one of the better known Spaniard cellists after Casals. Who was he?
90525. How much did the Beatles' collarless suits cost?
90526. What drink advert did Bob Geldorf do in 1987?
90527. What is Sam Barraclough's claim to fame?
90528. Who was the first published American woman poet?
Sir William Osler changed the way physicians viewed their role in patient care. He advocated the role of a patient's state of mind in achieving a successful cure of disease. What is he also described as?
90530. Recently MP James Moore was brought to task by fellow MP Irene Mathyson who stated that she saw scantily clad women on Moore's laptop, which was also visible to public view. Moore stated that the picture was that of his girlfriend. Which riding does Moore represent?
90531. Wing Commander Russ Bannock was the lead night fighter during World War II. He downed 11 enemy aircraft and 19 1/2 V-1 bombs. What was the layman's term for the V-1 bomb?
90532. What countries accept double citizenship?
90533. What were the main cities of the Phoenicians?
90534. How many NFL teams have not made the playoffs with 10 wins since the beginning of the 16 game regular season schedule?
90535. Which South American hummingbird, the answer for which contains the name of a gemstone, has a metallic yellow and geen throat?
90536. The winning of all tricks in a game of cards? The answer contains the name of a bird or animal.
90537. The New England Patriots completed a perfect season. What is the only other NFL team to complete a perfect season?
90538. Garth Brooks' 'Double Live' CD was released in what year?
90541. Akon was born in what city?
90543. Who was the French top pilot from the First World War who took the German pilot down that had killed France's "ace of aces" George Guynemer?
90545. A good subject for a Hollywood blockbuster, this chap. He was a governor at sixteen, a king later, and probably the only modern Head of State to draw a gun and fire at those attempting to assassinate him. He bought an estate whose name is rather reminiscent of an area of Los Angeles. Only drawback to the film idea: he smoked (noticeably...) Who was he?
90546. What is the song "All She Wants To Do Is Dance" about?
90548. According to Julie Andrews, what caused her to be almost knocked over in the very opening scene of the "Sound of Music"?
90549. What flight was Dr. Robert Kirschner associated most with?
90550. A follow-up to the Jesus Christ birthday questions, if Christ's birthday was not in Decemeber, what is really being celebrated?
90551. Who was Inmate No. 04851180 in the federal women's prison in Dublin, outside San Francisco, and how many times was this person married and divorced by the time she pled guilty to her crime?
90552. Does anyone know what song is used in the latest Southern Comfort TV commercial currently airing in the U.S.?
90553. During this year's New Years celebrations fireworks were canceled in what world capital, where police last week detained 14 people suspected of plotting to help an accused al-Qaida militant break out of jail?
90554. Robin Williams will be David Letterman?s first guest upon the return of his ?Late Show? on CBS this coming Wednesday, while NBC?s writer-less ?Tonight? show welcomes what GOP presidential candidate?
90555. Harriet Quimby was the first U.S. female pilot. On April 16th, 1912 she was the first woman to fly the English Channel. Why was this triumph barely noticed by the media of the day?
90556. How many famous personalities have died on New Years Eve?
90557. What NFL coach today intercepted a ball for a touchdown on defense and threw for a touchdown as the quarterback on offense?
90558. A very famous Ukranian violinist and a very famous Russian composer shared a passion for a game, and every time they have some free moments, they played it. The violinist was quite good, but the composer was excellent. Who were they and what game did they play?
90559. In March 2007 who came to grief at the 'flying horse' having lost to the Irish?
90560. In June 2007, legislation probably meant that which British Championship was taking place for the last time?
90561. What famous pop song started life as a popular breakfast dish?
90562. Which famous game started life on a kitchen table at Christmas 1979?
90563. Will Sarah Jane Moore ever be released from prison?
90564. The goverment's first foray into military aviation ended badly at Petawawa in 1909. The field chosen for the demonstration was rough, uneven and strewn with bushes. Both aircraft were wrecked. What type of plane were they?
90565. Hugo Silva has recently been crowned the Regional Bartender Champion and is competing in the 10th Annual International Finlandia Vodka Cup, February 2008. What is his position at Pangaea Restaurant in Toronto?
90566. Raptors forward Andre Bargnani is back playing after a knee injury that saw him sit out four games. He was the Raptors' first pick in which round of the 2006 draft?
90567. Canada's new Central Bank Governor, Mark Carney, wants to modernize the Central Bank's approach to globalization and sophisticated financial markets. What is the one thing he doesn't want to do with the Loonie?
90568. From in what types of shellfish have pearls been found?
90569. At the 2006 Academy of Country Music Awards Carrie Underwood won the Album of the Year for what CD?
90570. When and what is Epiphany day?
90571. For which film did Anna Scott win an Oscar?
90572. What was the name of Rodney Atkins? 2003 CD?
90575. The world champion in Japanese wide rope gets to wear it? (eight letter word)
90576. What is an eight letter word for 'what causes trouble in a washing machine'?
90577. Polish for 'golden', now their money? (five letter word)
90578. What is a nine letter word for 'in debt once again, and tense as a result'?
90579. In the movie "High School Musical 2" what is the name of the award given out at the Lava Springs Country Club annual talent show for the best performance?
90580. What is the difference between permeable and porous?
90581. What is a "Red eye"?
90582. What is phoenetics?
90584. Who is the only prime minister of the Philippines?
90585. What is the capital of Texas?
90586. What symbol is associated with the Maserati automobile?
90587. What is 'cots death'?
90588. What theory did the book 'Kon Tiki' validate?
90589. What car did Renee Zellweger drive in 'White Oleanders'?
90590. This Auckland, New Zealand native was the first person recorded to have successfully climbed Mt. Everest in 1953. What is his name?
90591. When did Vietnam officially ban firecrackers?
90592. When and where was the first Wendy's fast food restaurant?
90593. How much money did it cost to send a letter by Pony Express?
90594. When did Santa Claus become a Christmas image?
90595. Do all states in the United States have a State Fish?
90596. Where in the body would a doctor insert a 'Probang' to remove a foreign body or apply medication?
90597. What is the only male creature to carry and hatch eggs?
90598. In medicine, using weights and pulleys to set limbs is given what name?
90599. Who was the first star depicted on a postage stamp?
90600. The republic of Trinidad and Tobago lies off the coast of which South American country?
90601. A certain Spaniard pianist born on Lérida, with a
great technique and immense repertorie, lived the best part of his life in Paris, befriended all important musucians of his time, did the first auditions of many contemporany works by Ravel, Debussy, Satie, Granados, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and others. Today, except in Spain, he is totally forgotten. Do you know who he was?
90602. Guy Lombardo is the bandleader best known as Mr. New Year's Eve. His trademark rendition of the song 'Auld Lang Syne' has been picked up all over the world to mean the change of each year's passing. In which New York hotel did Lombardo and his Royal Canadians first perform 'Auld Lang Syne'?
90603. John Graham's appeal to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face a 30 year old murder charge was recently denied. While lower courts agreed that there were deficiencies in the American case, they weren't sufficient to warrant barring the proceeding, the Superior Court agreed. Graham is accused of killing Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash, another member of AIM. Who is the other person convicted in 2005 of killing Pictou-Aquash?
90604. Idealy named after a patron saint dealing with a disease concerning madness, this beverage's recipe is somewhat of a mystery. Containing a 19th century poem, it also once proved an ingenius form of insecticide. What is it, who is it named after, and why is one variant banned in a certain Texan city?
90605. What type of mark in front of a famous Parisian church tells you, you are at the point of departure of all "RN" roads in France?
90606. What RN road made of the French capital Paris, a little suburb of the small southern French town of Valence, at least according to a well known song by Charles Trenet?
90607. When the Canadian Men's World Cup soccer team made it to the 1986 World Cup hosted by Mexico what was the team's nickname?
90608. Jimmie Johnson has had a pretty phenomenal career thus far with 33 career wins and just this past year was the 2007 NEXTEL Cup Champion. He hasn?t always been on top though. In his rookie year, 2001, what was his rank?
90609. The last of the Avro Arrow mementos hit the auction block for $32,000 recently. The buyer is Canadian and wished to remain anonymous. Rumour has it the then-Prime Minister John Diefenbaker cancelled the Avro Arrow project because of what kind of pressure?
90610. What specific item was sold at an auction in Switzerland in 1996, garnering it the title "most valuable object by weight"?
90612. What it is the only subtropical park in North America?
90613. What word or words in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet are monosyllabic?
90614. The lyrics to this Backstreet Boys tune "I'm swept away by love" are from what song?
90616. Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic?
90617. What city was Justin Timberlake born in?
90619. What type of product was being advertised in 1991 to give Free a second top ten hit with 'All Right Now'?
90620. What Christmas song was written especially for the guitar?
90621. What classic author started life as a slave?
90622. When was the first shooting between US and North Vietnamese troops in the Vietnam War?
90623. What was the Bamboo Curtain?
90624. What were the first stamps of the British Empire to be produced outside the United Kingdom?
90625. What was the name of Alabama?s 1983 CD?
90628. Who was the first non-royal woman to appear on an official British stamp?
90630. In music or songs, who said "Semper fi" just before he died in 1965?
90631. Which of David Bowie's UK hits never appeared on an official greatest hits package?
90632. What type of pancake preparation requires the use of orange liqueur and was first created by the inventor of a famous peach ice cream?
90633. Are there any types of bats that fly regularly in the daytime?
90634. Do you know this man? (See McGruff's reply for the link to the picture.)
90635. Which French village in the Allier Department also celebrates Bloomsday because the creator of "Leopold Bloom" lived here for approximately one year till shortly before his death?
90639. What is the oldest stock exchange in the United States?
90640. Who was D.B. Cooper?
90642. Why does the small farming state of Iowa have the very important position of being the first state to hold a US presidential election (caucus)?
90643. What was the address of JonBenet Ramsey's home?
90644. What were two classic cars driven in the movie "The Sound of Music"?
90645. Where is the world's largest linear accelerator located?
90646. In the realm of physics, what is meant by "foam"?
90647. In the US what is the one month in any given year that does not have a major holiday?
90648. What year was the first United States postage stamp issued that consisted of more than one color?
90649. Charles Manson wrote a letter from his prison in Vacaville, California, on March 7, 1983, requesting to be transferred to a specific prison. What was the name of this prison?
90650. What is traditionally worn by Newfoundlanders on July 1st in remembrance of those Newfoundlanders who died during the First World War?
90651. The post-World War II feelings were running high and the Liberal cabinet minister Paul Martin, Sr. thought of an idea to enhance the feelings of national unity. While all Canadians were British subjects by law, they were considered Canadian by residence only. Martin's idea resulted in the creation of which piece of government legislation?
90652. Environmental Minister John Baird echoed Prime Minister Stephen Harper's sentiments at the recent talks on climate change in Bali. Liberal leader Stéphane Dion will be attending at Liberal Party expense. What is the reason that other parties weren't being included at the talks, according to Baird?
90653. An Italian romantic violinist-composer, he wrote many pieces for violin and piano including a full sonata and several chamber works, like his six string quartets nobody ever plays. But he's famous between violinist and violin fans for one and only one piece; a brillant and fast dance that uses every technical resource possible. Do you know who he was and what piece I mean?
90654. 'Juno,' the comedy by Jason Reitman was recently nominated by the International Press Academy. What is the name of the honour?
90655. Benjamin Raich recently wowed the hometown Austrian crowd with a win in the Men's World Cup Slalom. Paul Stutz was the only Canadian to make it past the first leg. What happened in the second run?
90656. Violence in the Kenya came to a head after the nation's Election Commission announced Sunday that incumbent President Mwai Kibaki won with 51.3 percent of the vote. Who met Thursday with opposition officials in an effort to mediate the election dispute?
90657. Who inspired the line, "What they need is a damn good whacking," in the classic White Album tune 'Piggies'?
90658. What venerable actor won a Tony for his starring role in the 1959 Broadway musical "Fiorello!"?
90659. Why are Governor General Michaëlle Jean, David Peterson and Bob Rae gathering in Toronto on January 12th, 2008?
90660. Which French movie actor became famous in the role of a policeman called Cruchot?
90661. In what French village did Friedrich Nietzsche finalize his Zarathustra book?
90662. In what year was NASCAR formed?
90663. Garth Brooks' "Sevens" CD was released in what year?
90664. Lester Wire of Salt Lake City, Utah, invented an electric traffic light, however he never applied for a patent. The first manually controlled, patented traffic light was installed in 1914 in what Ohio city?
90665. Can the average man bench press his own weight?
90666. Who won the Massachusetts State Soccer Championship in 1990 at the high school level?
90667. What is Elliott Yamin's birthday?
90668. Who won the New York State Section C High School Sectional Basketball Championship in 1966 for the first and only time in the history of that high school? Can you name any of the players on that team?
90670. Which footman and landlord commercial duo started life in Piccadilly?
90671. Whose favourite activity was sitting around doing nothing in a briar patch?
90672. In October 2007 theatre goers complained about the non appearance of which West End star because they didn't recognise him in drag?
90675. Chris Brown was born in what city?
90676. What is the largest city in Bessarabia?
90677. One degree of separation, which film links "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers", "Equus", the original "Planet of the Apes", "In the Heat of the Night", "King of Kings", "Stagecoach", "You Only Live Once" and "You Only Live Twice"?
90678. Where is the largest Russian-orthodox Church outside Russia?
90679. If you travel along the RN7 in France from Paris to Nice, where exactly do you reach the so-called Midi?
90680. How many zeros are in a vigintillion?
90681. What is the difference in meaning between the words "continually" and "continuously"?
90682. How many known cases are there of people getting killed by coconuts falling out of coconut trees?
90683. How many people annually on average are bitten by muskrats?
90684. Does anyone know what was used instead of money in Austin's colony, circa early 1880's?
90685. What is the largest city in Dobruja?
90687. What is the aria or classical piece of music played in "The Doors" movie when Jim and Patricia Kenealy are in bed, then running around in a drug frenzy, this before they have the witchcraft ritual?
90688. What is the most populous of all hummingbird species?
90689. Who played Will in 'Will and Grace'?
90690. What is the name of the dark haired lady with a British accent that was in the show 'Touched by an Angel'?
90691. On July 5th 1992, the Dream Team won the final game of the Basketball Tournament of the Americas against Venezula 127-80. The US team won all six games by an average of how many points?
90692. Which song contains the lyrics "and her eyes shine like the moon in the sea"?
90693. What instrument is used in a colostomy?
90694. What is the name of an electric car named after a bird?
90695. Why did pirates wear a patch over one eye?
90696. What song was playing during the 'CSI' episode that Penny Garden was murdered by the miniature serial killer?
90697. Who was the only civilian killed during the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg?
90698. Who was the heaviest professional wrestler?
90699. Three of the best known pieces of "gypsy" style
written for violin weren't composed by a Romanian or Hungarian, but by a French, a Spaniard and an Italian, none of whom were gypsies at all. Can you name them and the work of each one?
90701. Eugene Levy is best known for his comedic roles in American and SCTV, but he has also won a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Which movie was the music composed for?
90702. The Miss Canada pageant began in 1946 and ended in 1992. Its demise was lauded by the National Action Committee on the Status of Women and decried by others as destruction of a nation-building ritual. It started as a swimsuit contest to celebrate which city's centennial celebration?
90703. Three Canadians received early Christmas presents as they were pardoned by Dubai's ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheik Maktoum granted asylum to 377 persons incarcerated in Dubai jails to mark which Islamic Festival?
90704. Goalie Curtis Joseph was tapped recently to fill out Canada's roster in the Spengler Cup tournament. Where is the Spengler Cup being held?
90705. Red remained the preferred color for warning signs because red elevates the blood pressure, heightening nervous tension, therefore is the most likely color to attract attention. The first "Don't Walk" signs were installed in what city on February 5th, 1952?
90706. How high on the Billboard Country charts did the George Strait CD 'Strait Country' peak?
90707. In 'Wuthering Heights' what does Wuthering mean?
90708. What western leader supported Islamic Jihad in World War I?
90709. What is the largest city in Inner Mongolia?
90711. Is it true that Lewis Carroll wrote 'Alice in Wonderland' whilst standing up?
90713. Six artists were charged in the Czech Republic in December 2007 with "spreading false information." For what specific initiative involving the Krkonose or Giant Mountains last June were they charged?
90714. What is the tenure of a poet laureate in the United States?
90715. What weighed in at an unprecedented 5.4 kilograms on September 14th, 1987 and provided residents of The Big Apple with 1,612 pages of reading?
90716. What is a good example of trompe l'oeil?
90717. What is the smallest Yorkshire terrier in the world?
90718. Who said, "If not me, who then will lead?"
90720. Since 1972 what eventual US President(s) lost the Iowa caucus?
90722. Along which boulevard in which southern French town would you find all of these; the Martinez Hotel, the Carlton Hotel, the Majestic Hotel, and a lot of starlets (at least when in season)?
90725. The vessel PBR Streetgang was in which film?
90727. What year did Blue October form?
90730. What famous actor once bit a frog on a film set?
90731. On September 5, 1914, a well known French poet got killed in the Battle of the Marne. A few weeks later, on October 30, his Alsatian friend and translator died in the Ypres Salient on the German side. Who were these two victims of the First World War?
90733. How many different locations are used in the 1939 film 'Gone With the Wind'?
90735. In the early 1970's there was a game show where contestants had to run through a maze while a partner directed them by yelling out instructions. They would have to hit a button and light up zeros. I think the top prize was 10,000. Can anyone tell me the name of this show?
90736. How long does it take for a hot spring to form?
90737. Where in the world today do hot springs exist?
90739. Can sheep, for example in England, understand or communicate with sheep from other countries?
90741. What actor played the hotel manager in 'Pretty Woman' movie with Julia Roberts?
90743. I need the name of a TV movie starring Roma Downey as a divorced mother with a 10 year old daughter. The father, played by Eric McCormack, was a pro golfer, and Hector Elizondo was a sort of angel that tries to get the couple back together for the daughter's Christmas wish. Can anyone please help?
90744. What was Interstate 80 named before it was an interstate?
90745. What year did the automobile first appear on a U.S. postage stamp?
90747. What tiny rump of Silesia was integrated into Saxony after World War II?
90748. What does Kanye West's first name mean in Swahili?
90749. How come the name of the highest award a German soldier could earn himself for meritorious action in war, was actually a phrase in French, the language of the enemy?
90750. What American author of a novel about three soldiers in World War I had himself been serving as an ambulance driver for the French near Verdun?
90752. What is a naturalized citizen?
90753. The Young Photographer of the Year winner for 2007 was 14 year old Luna Malka. The teenaged Canadian will have her work appear in the Exposure Gallery in London, England. Which organization is sponsoring the exhibition?
90754. The string quartet is one of the most difficult musical forms, and that's why even famous composers only try it once. I can name a French, an Englishman, a famous Italian opera's composer and a Belgian, between others. Can you identify them?
90755. The federal government has recently put aside $67,500 to study the socio-economic and environmental impacts of limiting the use of phosphates. What does the overuse of phosphates promote in water?
90756. Blowhard The Bony Horse stands guard outside the village of Penosquis, New Brunswick. What mineral is mined there?
90757. Grey Cup winners, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, re-signed import Wes Cates to a one year contract after his stellar season. What position does Cates play?
90758. What was the first Pacific island to be occupied by Japan during World War II?
90759. What team finished with a 55-25 record to win the American Association's first league championship in 1882?
90760. What was the name of Conway Twitty?s 1962 CD?
90761. Marina city in Chicago is locally known as what?
The first commercial radio station was broadcasted in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. What was the name of the station?
90763. What was the longest game in NFL history and what other record does it hold?
90764. Long before his high-profile performances with Bunny Berrigan, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Carter, talented jazz drummer Buddy Rich landed himself a job with whose band at the Hickory House in New York City in 1937?
90765. In Reading, England they were billed as being for ?young women, when afflicted with what is commonly called the irregularities". In 1743, who granted the original patent for Dr. John Hooper?s Female Pills?
90766. In the 1880?s, Dorr E. Felt of Chicago perfected the first successful key-driven adding machine. What did he dub his technological marvel?
90767. Whose 1953 TOPPS 220 baseball trading card featured these stats?
Home: Kansas City, Missouri
Born: Sept. 112, 1908, Mobile, Ala.
Ht.: 6' 3 1/2" - Wt.: 180
Throws: Right -Bats: Right
90768. What famous explorer was chopped to bits in Hawaii?
90769. Where does the saying "As all American as apple pie" come from, particularly in light of the fact that apple pies, are, I believe, English?
90770. Is it legal to put a purchased DVD on a video iPod?
90771. What year did Mandy Moore release her CD ?Coverage??
90772. A collection of 5000, what was a collection Thomas Edison had?
90773. Is a photographic memory something that you can be born with or that can be learnt at a young age?
90774. Which long running BBC TV quiz show recently celebrated its 800th show?
90775. Resourceful Frenchmen sometimes are said to use the "système D" to solve problems. What does D stand for in this phrase?
90776. What château close to Compiègne is home to the centre for Franco-American friendship and collaboration and has a statue of George Washington
in front of its main building?
90777. A very prolific German composer from the 19th-20th
centuries; he wrote hundreds of works in the tradition of the barroque and classical periods, including many variations, fugues, even a chaconne, for almost every instrumental combinations, works for organ, solo piano, solo violin, viola and cello, sonatas, etc. Today he is almost ignored by the players although there are many recordings of his major works. He was a most excelent harmonizer and contrapuntist. Do you know who he is?
90778. What was the last military engagement between sovereign nations to be fought on U.S. soil?
90779. What is the German word which etymologically means to condense poetry?
90780. The Design Centre Award in 1968 was won by who?
90781. Can anyone name the brothers who played American pro football but spelled their last names differently?
90782. Which is the greatest distance: New York from Los Angeles, or the tip of southern England to northern Iraq, and please give distances in miles?
90783. Which superstars are included on the wallpaper for Royal Rumble 2008 on WWE.com?
90784. On Peyton Place, what was Rodney Harrington's relationship to Steven Cord?
90785. What is the name of Mr. Amperduke's grandson?
90786. What are the two current sister publications to 2000 AD?
90787. 'American Pie Presents: Beta House' takes place where what film left off?
90788. How many guns total did Mr. Smith use in the movie "Shoot 'Em Up"?
90789. Did Vincent van Gogh ever do a self portrait?
90790. What is the tax rate on red wine in California, and is there a difference in tax between local and imported wines?
90791. How many Oscars did 'The Sound of Music' receive?
90792. Who was the American racecar driver who earned himself a Medal of Honour as a fighter pilot ("ace") in World War I, and replaced the H in his name with a K to make it sound or look less German?
90793. What was the body count in the movie "Shoot 'Em Up"?
90794. Did the real Frank Dux have anything to do with the filming of the movie 'Bloodsport'?
90795. What year did the Jackson Five officially disband?
90796. Who invented the flip-top waste canister that you open with a foot lever?
90797. The first of these was erected in London, in then Upper Canada in 1839 for Hiram Benjamin Lynn of Michigan. What was the structure?
90798. Micheline Montreuil has stated that she was dumped as an NDP candidate because she is transgendered. The NDP have declined to comment. What is Montreuil's occupation?
90800. It seems crazy when we're paying $4.50 for a specialty coffee that in 1975 people were calling for a boycott on coffee as the price for a cup rose to $0.50 from $0.30. Why did the price of a cup of coffee rise?
90801. In what year did Reba McEntire release the CD ?Reba McEntire??
90802. On what occasion has Joan of Arc been reported to have fought on the side of the English?
90803. The Alberta rink, led by Dean Ross, recently won a national mixed over the Ontario rink led by Bob Turcotte. It was Alberta's first win. What did their 10-1 record earn them in the last of the round robins?
90804. How much money does Michael Jackson have these days?
90805. Hall of famer Hank Greenberg, two time American League MVP award winner, made his major league debut at what age?
90806. This Frenchman is often credited as inventing the first motion picture camera in 1895. What is his name?
90807. Violinist, composer and teacher, 19th-20th centuries, he left many works for the violin, but he's famous for his 6 solo dedicated sonatas, considered the best between Bach and Bartók. Who was he?
90809. What is Rube Sofer?s nickname for "George" Lass?
90810. The Parents Television Council criticized an episode of which popular TV show as "incestuous necrophelia" in a decency hearing? The scene in question featured a funeral home worker removing and assembling body parts from dead women, including his sister's head, then sewing them together.
90811. On November 03, 2006 who was arrested for threatening to kill Hilary Duff?
90812. Who was the the first person to personally accept a Razzie, the Golden Raspberry Award, and on what television program?
90813. What is the difference between a single crusted pie and a double crusted pie?
90814. During the invasion of Poland in 1939, what was the first city taken by the Germans, and when?
90815. What parts of the French colonial empire supported the Vichy regime actively during World War II?
90816. What was the eastermost territory ruled by
90817. Who launched the first fanzine?
90818. What does BMX stand for?
90819. Out of all the recent glut of celebrity perfumes such as Kate Moss, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Kylie, Jordan, Olsen Twins, J-Lo, and Paris Hilton, which is the biggest seller?
90820. What is the standard issue weapon for the Polish Army?
90822. When did Canada build its first aircraft carrier and what is it called?
90823. What is the British gesture of the two-finger V with the back of the hand facing away from you supposed to represent?
90824. What countries withdrew or were expelled from the League of Nations during its existence?
90825. What is reguarded as the worst tank still in service in any country?
90826. What colour were the pantaloons of the French troops at the beginning of World War I?
90827. Why do boxers train by jumping rope?
90828. Which of Henry VIII of England's wives were crowned as Queen?
90829. What video format(s) must videos be in order to put them on youtube?
90831. When was the first digital watch made available to the public?
90832. Does chlorine from pools lighten your hair, and if so, how?
90833. What is hair made of besides melanin that makes it lighten in the sun?
90834. What are the books of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' in order?
90835. How many college basketball championships has Coach Bobby Knight won?
90836. What was the name of the courier pigeon that was awarded the Légion d' Honneur for valiant action at the time of the Battle of Verdun in 1916?
90837. In the movie 'Dumb and Dumber,' after the guys pull the bill paying stunt on Sea Bass, Harry asks Lloyd where he got that idea. Lloyd tells him that he saw it in a movie. What movie was he referring to?
90838. In the movie 'Mr. Deeds' what is the make of the main helicopter used in the film?
90839. What year was the microwave oven invented?
90840. What did Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci discuss and create when they met in 1499?
90841. The Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States was signed in 1988 by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and President Ronald Reagan. What did Liberal opposition leader Paul Martin declare the agreement to be?
90842. What is the tallest man made structure in the world?
90843. What is the genus and species of the bacteria recently discovered which is purported to be 'alien' in nature?
90844. What is the name of the notebook wherein Leonardo da Vinci wrote down all his words, new words and neologism?
90845. Nuclear reactors Maple 1 and Maple 2 have been kept out of commission due to safety issues and cost overruns. They were to replace the problematic Chalk River reactor. What were they to manufacture and supply?
90846. How does the Zeeman effect change the nature of an atom?
90847. Two Canadians made it to the podium in the recent Women's Snowboard Cross in Telluride, Utah. Unfortunately, Maelle Ricker and Dominique Maltais garnered second and third. Who nabbed first?
90848. When Margaret Laurence died in 1987, it was reported that she had succumbed to lung cancer. The 1997 biography "The Life of Margaret Laurence" by James King unveiled the real cause of death. How did Margaret Laurence die?
90850. George Jones released what album in 1957?
90852. Who was the third and last commander of the German Air Squadron One, Jagdgeschwader 1, of which Manfred von Richthofen had been the first commander during World War I?
90853. Which band dedicated their website to Douglas Adams after his death?
90854. About the middle of the 19th century there was a
series of public concerts of the complete Beethoven string quartets on the Beethoven Quartet Society of London by an ad-hoc ensemble formed by the four most famous string players in Europe at the time: all of them amazing virtuosi and all composers of works played even today. Do you know who those four players were?
90855. Concerning British culture, what are Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Galahad and Guinevere?
90856. In what region of genocide did James Blunt do military service?
90857. Who did the last interview with John Lennon, and for what publication?
90858. In cooking, what is "gray salt"?
90859. Nickelback?s Ryan "Nik" Vikedal on drums was replaced by Daniel Adair in what year?
90860. The words "stalking" and "stalker" are properly related to pursuing prey stealthily. When and in which context were they first used to describe a form of harassment?
90862. What was the easternmost European island ruled by Italy until World War II?
90863. What 15 states joined to establish the United States of Indonesia in 1949?
90864. In the period 1815-1864, what Greek islands were under British administration?
90865. In what year did Yellowcard form?
90867. In what year did the Girl Scouts of America stop baking their own cookies?
90871. When was the first cordless phone sold publicly?
90872. How much did the first cell phones cost?
90873. How many people could the old Globe Theatre hold?
90875. What was the role of the "godmothers" French soldiers were entitled to during World War I?
90876. In World War I what was the name given by the Germans to their "ultimate" offensive of July 1918?
90877. What does Adir Adirim mean, and in what language is it?
90878. Can venomous snakes bite without injecting venom?
90881. What was the name of Jimmy Johnson's fishing boat when he retired from the Dallas Cowboys?
90882. What is a red cell, and I don't mean the blood cell?
90883. In what "slightly piquant" circumstances did the French General Philippe Pétain hear about his appointment as "defender of Verdun" in 1916?
90884. The Conservatives promised that the wait would be shortened yet access to public information takes longer. Privacy and access-to-information co-ordinators from departments across the board are complaining of an overall slowdown in the process. What is the title of the independent officer responsible for overseeing information accessibility?
90885. Cherry Tabb recently received an award at the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Tabb is the co-founder and CEO of the Herzig Eye Institute. One of five winners, Tabb won for technical innovation. What is the name of the award she received?
90886. At the end of World War II Japan launched a bomb campaign against the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. The bombs were found as far east as Manitoba. How did Japan get the bombs to North America?
90887. Rick Fox played for only two teams during his 14 year NBA career, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. What is his current occupation?
90888. What was the name of Conway Twitty's 1964 CD?
90889. Which British political party's manifesto included policies like being able to vote at 18, "passports for pets", and all-day pub openings?
90890. On the recording history of Mozart's piano and violin sonatas, three teams stand above the rest as the best 20th century Mozartians. In each case, the pianist was a woman and the violinist a man. Can you name them?
90891. In the final episode of M*A*S*H* what character delivers the line, "Whenever I smell month old socks, I'll think of you"?
90892. What celebrated film character said, "Why, anybody can have a brain. That's a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain!"?
90893. How come armoured vehicles were called "tanks" although they are by no means such containers?
90894. What is the 9-letter term beginning with A used for the process of heating and gradually cooling glass and metals in order to produce toughening or tempering?
90896. I am shortsighted. Why does squinting improve my vision?
90897. What was the nickname of jazz musician Alvin Burroughs, born 1911?
90898. What is the legal name for a woman who makes a will?
90899. Following strict British etiquette, should the milk be added first to the cup, or last, when making tea?
90900. Ghana became a one party state in 1964 with which man as life president of both nation and party, although he was to be overthrown two years later?
90903. Did any Turkish city have a Greek majority population before 1923?
90904. What Greek island was occupied by France 1915-1920?
90905. What person was the Prime Minister of his country for the first time in 1923 and for the last time in 1965?
90906. I'm slightly confused about the convoluted American election system. Who votes in these 'primaries' - is it everyone who wants to, or party members only?
90907. What was the first weapon that was possible to attach a suppesor, or silencer, to it?
90908. What are the top ten Fortune 500 companies?
90911. What is a hypercane?
90912. What is the world's oldest car?
90917. What was the first identified phobia and who identified it?
90918. Did any Greek island have a Turkish majority population before 1923?
90919. Why is Benedict Arnold considered the biggest traitor in American history?
90920. The Greek philosopher Chrysippus once claimed that from the 10 postulates of Greek logic a million combinations can be calculated. However, the astronomer Hipparchus calculated this to be wrong. What two possible combinations did Hipparchus deduce could be created from the 10 logical postulates of Greek logic?
90921. What is the Buddhist term or concept for the Western psychoanalytic term for 'imago'?
90922. What were the advantages of being an officer rather than an ordinary soldier in First World War?
90923. What explosive device got its name from a stunning type of fish?
90924. The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates its centennial this year. The original mint was constructed in Ottawa. During the 1960's it was decided a second mint was needed. Who was the designer of the new mint?
90925. A new bankruptcy law is being criticized as being too problematic, with too many areas needing tightening. One program, WEPP is being lauded however. It is to protect employees from employers who declare bankruptcy. What does the acronym stand for?
90926. The latest report by the Insurance Bureau of Canada has listed the most frequently stolen vehicles. With the exception of the 2004 Subaru Imprezia WRX/WRX Sti 4-door AWD, all vehicles were model year 2000 or earlier. The Honda Civic 2000 and 1999 topped the list. What changed to drop the newer models off the list?
90927. Paul Stalteri took time off from his regular job to play for Canada against Costa Rica. Which premier league team does he play for?
90928. A Russian romantic composer, 19th-20th centuries,
wrote an Oriental Fantasy for solo piano, inspired on a Tartar prince, using Tartar and Caucasus folk themes. An extremely difficult but beautiful piece, it became a touchstone of piano virtuosity. Who was the composer and the name of the piece?
90929. Who is the biggest selling solo British artist in the United States?
90930. Who was Canada's 24th Governor General?
90931. "She resembles a tattered toothpick trapped in a hurricane." Whom was Blackwell referring to on his newly released 48th annual Worst-Dressed list?
90932. In what year did Reba McEntire release the CD ?Out of a Dream??
90933. Author George MacDonald Fraser, the creator of the much-loved ?Flashman? series, died this week at the age of 82. In what two countries did Fraser serve with the British Army during the Second World War?
90934. What was the name of the the first wireless TV remote?
90935. What was a gum chopper in Victorian Times?
90936. In the Taylor Swift video for 'Our Song' what does she toss up in the air in the scene where she's wearing a red dress?
90937. What 6-letter word denotes a second wing fitted in an aircraft forward of the main wings to give extra stability?
90938. In what year did the act of parliament to nationalise British Railways actually come into force?
90939. According to 2007 U.S. Census estimates, about how much of the world's population lives in the United States?
90940. Can a helicopter perform a loop the loop?
90941. If the top speed of a Bugatti Veyron was not limited to 253mph, then how fast could it actually go?
90942. In what country was Akon raised?
90943. Why do we call it 'The BBC' but refer to ITV, NBC, MTV, ABC, CNN, etc., without the article 'the'?
90944. What happened to the 'Nat West Three' bankers who fought against extradition to the United States?
90945. What was the dispute with Franklin Mint in its various actions with the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund?
90946. What is the 'Tesco Law' model?
90948. What breed of dog did Winston Churchill own?
90949. What is Ludacris' birthday?
90950. Apart from the ballesteros (crossbowmen) and the piqueros (pikemen) what was the third component of a Spanish tercio de infanteria at the time of Spain's Siglo de Oro (Golden Age)?
90951. What is the common element in the original meaning of these three names of currencies: Polish zloty, Swedish öre and Dutch guilder?
90953. When did England stop using the monarchy system?
90954. What was the first bullet made and what caliber was it?
90955. What year was Lego invented?
90956. What was the name of the machine that the 'Billionaire Boys Club' was working on in the desert?
90957. Who was the youngest person to ever pass the CPA exam?
90958. What model is the Type 23 Bugatti also known as?
90959. The actual home "Tara" used in the film 'Gone With the Wind' is located where?
90962. In 'The Simpsons' is Moe married?
90963. What is the first song the Wildcats sing in 'High School Musical 2'?
90964. In 'High School Musical 2' who is the new lifeguard at the Lava Springs Country Club pool?
90965. In 'High School Musical 2' who is the director of the staff's number at the talent show?
90966. Why is a 'best man' in a Christian wedding so called?
90967. What part of speech is the word 'named' in the phrase, "like a person named Billy Joe"?
90969. How many people are killed each year by tasers in Canada?
90970. What is the name and artist of the song at the end of the Nancy Drew ABC movie starring Maggie Lawson?
90971. What video game had the first live score?
90972. When did the first "shillings" (shield-lings?) appear in England and did they represent a coat of arms such as the Spanish escudo (shield) did?
90974. The Barriere Lake reserve was back in the news recently as parents closed its school. Band members were promised that Indian Affairs would appoint a management team to oversee the band's finances after a dramatic protest last summer. Band members say they were much worse off now, and the school budget is an example of that. There is no money for books or supplies. Where is the money allocated?
90975. In living history, what countries of the world have never had snow fall?
90976. If in the past four years between 13 and 20 people were killed by tasers in Canada, what was the average number of persons shot and killed by police in the last four years compared to years before tasers?
90977. Celia Franca was a rising star of ballet and choreography in England when she was recruited by a group of Canadian ballet enthusiasts to create what was to become the National Ballet of Canada. During the early years, how did she augment her income in Toronto?
90978. Canadian Pacific Railway signed a 999 year lease when it took over all lines operated by the DAR in 1912. What does DAR stand for?
90979. The World Curling Tour's Grand Slam series shaped up to be a one city face-off. Both top seed Kevin Koe and Kevin Martin are from which city?
90980. A curious fact is that many classical composers wrote two works of the same type, but only one of them became known and famous, and the other one was nearly forgotten. A typical case is a famous French composer who had two cello concertos; the first is very famous and had been recorded by every cellist, but the second very few times. Do you know who he was?
90981. What is the longest railroad in the world?
90982. What year did Home Box Office first become available in the United State?
90983. Who was the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills when they lost their first Super Bowl?
90984. Who was pictured on the first U.S. postage stamp?
90985. A Pole had two violin concertos, the second is very famous, the first, much less. A Czech had two string quartets, first is very famous, second almost unknown. A Russian had two piano concertos, first is probably the most famous ever written, second almost unknown. Another Russian wrote two symphonies, first is often played, second nearly never. Do you know who those guys were?
90986. Are there any minerals or vitamins in beer?
90987. In what year did George Strait release the CD 'Strait from the Heart'?
90988. In the tune 'D.A.N.C.E.' by Justice, what is a P.Y.T.?
90989. Can helium change the colour of blood?
90991. Was the Berlin-Baghdad railway ever built?
90992. What is Baby Bash?s real middle name?
90993. What is 'phyletism'?
90994. Worldwide, what is the largest type of rowing boat?
90995. What countries were once called 'tsardoms'?
90996. When was the first wrist watch?
90997. What Indian spice mixture is composed of coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper?
90998. What addictive confection does Edmund Pevensie succumb to in 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis?
90999. Who played saxophone on the Meatloaf masterpiece ?Paradise by the Dashboard Light??