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Questions From Jul 27 08
98001. What is monophysitism?
98002. Who was the Etruscan goddess that protected the cities of dead and how is this associated with Catholicism?
98003. How long after a mother dog gives birth can the puppies be given away or sold?
98004. How many people have held both the WWE Intercontinental Championship and the WWE United States Championship and who are they?
98005. Where was Arthur C. Clarke's "Extra-Terrestrial Relays - Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide Radio Coverage?" first published?
98006. What does tijdsgeest mean?
98007. What item, usually made of metal (from precious such as gold to cheap such as lead), whose first mention in history is in the 4th century?
98008. In a story is the bad guy the antagonist or the protagonist?
98009. In 'The Lord of the Rings' everyone who puts the ring on turns invisible. Why is Sauron not invisible at the beginning of the film?
98010. When John Adams arrived to the White House for the first time, in November, 1800, what was the name of the city?
98011. In the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, there is a choo choo train that travels around the Magic Kingdom. How many stops does it make?
98012. What is the common bond between Leo Kottke, Kim Basinger and Plato?
98013. Which Scythian ball game was named after the concept of "stealing the goat"?
98014. What is the city in India named after Alexander the Great's last battle near the river Hydaspes?
98015. Are non-Muslims allowed inside the cities of Mecca and Medinah in Saudi Arabia?
98016. Why is Curtis Jackson suing an organization that lost a 1998 lawsuit to Thomas Rinks and Joseph Shields?
98017. How is the epic movie Citizen Cane related to the September re-launch of television?s ?At the Movies??
98018. How is Laszlo Von Haarte connected to the designer of ?Rad Cam??
98019. What word connects a Fab Four concert on Monday, August 29, 1966 and oolakan?
98021. A bartender by trade, David Cook was a guitarist and singer for what local group until 2006?
98022. Can anyone tell be where to find the lyrics for the song by Lisa Lougheed that is played at the end of 'The Racoons' cartoon?
98023. Are there any British groups with a male lead singer that never topped the UK singles chart but has brought out a "Greatest Hits" album?
98024. Who was the first celebrity to be involved in a sex tape scandal?
98025. What are the current rules for Stage 4 of 'Ninja Warrior'?
98026. Has any person cumulatively kissed all five of the Spice Girls?
98027. In professional high jump, who is the athlete who jumped the most centimeters above his own height?
98028. What U.S. President has/had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as a pet?
98031. What is the name given to a breast X-ray?
98032. Can a U.S. passport be renewed when it expires or must it be completely replaced?
98033. What is the official name of Luxembourg?
98034. Which Dutch port is the biggest oil refining centre in the world?
98035. When is NBC's show "Passions", now on DirecTV's 101, set to go off the air?
98036. How many cars does Criss Angel have?
98037. How many animals does the San Diego Zoo have?
98038. Can felons vote in US elections?
98039. Besides having a bigger ball, how does the game of softball differ from baseball?
98040. Who invented the 20 foot lances used by Alexander the Great?
98041. Where did the first people who arrived in Greenland come from?
98042. What painting made a record as the best priced Finnish painting at a Sotheby?s auction recently?
98043. As of July, 2008 what three persons have had the highest bounty placed for their capture?
98044. What country first claimed sovereignty of the Falkland Islands?
98045. What event caused the fringe-striped tulips to gains its unique coloration?
98046. What fast food restaurant has or had a fish sandwich called The Whaler?
98047. Does homosexuality exist in animals other than humans, and if so, which species?
98048. What former child actor played the man who opened the dance floor of the gym revealing the swimming pool in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life"?
98049. What is written on the blade of "Sting," the sword used by both Bilbo and Frodo in 'The Lord of the Rings'?
98050. How old was Romeo?
98051. What is the earliest 'vascular plant' believed to have arisen during the Silurian period 410-420 mya?
98052. Which species of tree was named in Latin because its branches were often used to beat prisoners?
98053. What is the Big Golden Gumboot made from?
98054. Of the authors and/or speakers of the following lines, which was the oldest: "To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition," "vicars of vacillation," or, "Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger"?
98055. How is Longaberger's home office in Newark, Ohio related to a bus riding Ella Fitzgerald in Abbott and Costello?s ?Ride 'Em Cowboy??
98056. Why is the traditional Rosh Hashanah dish ?tzimmes" synonymous with the word "fuss"?
98057. How are the largest factor of the day part of today's MJD and the city of Ogdensburg, NY connected to each other?
98058. In the Red Hot Chili Peppers video "Dani California," what bands are they imitating?
98059. Can you sleep in your dreams?
98060. Who is the youngest person to win the Mitchelin Star and at what age did they win it?
98061. Do giraffes ever make sounds?
98062. Is it really the "National Orgasm Day" on Thursday?
98063. In a Royal Naval vessel, who or what is the "pilot"? Hint: It's nothing to do with flying.
98064. How many civilian operated, nuclear powered ships are in current operation?
98065. Clang, clang, clang went the trolley. Specifically, what was the clang of the trolley and who was responsible for it?
98066. Is it true that Voice Technology was developed in Israel?
98067. What is the national drink of the Lebanese?
98068. Which was the first country in the world to recognize the United States' independence?
98069. What is the name of the instrument used to measure overall or indirect solar radiation?
98071. In 1995 I took a picture of the Millennium Countdown Clock in front of the Pompidou Center in the Beaubourg area of Paris. I learned that on the stroke of midnight, year 2000 there was to be a "surprise" when the clock finally counted down to zero. What was that "surprise"?
98072. What causes the stripes in zebrawood?
98074. Are the sports ping pong and table tennis the same thing?
98075. What is the most remote and least visited National Nature Reserve in Britain?
98076. In what country does the Methodist Church form a key part of the social and political structure?
98077. What monarch has launched her own channel on YouTube, and why?
98078. What is the oldest non-British football club in Europe?
98080. Often when I'm reading reviews on television shows, I see that a show sometimes got a 3.5 or a 2.8 rating. What is the highest it can get and what does it mean?
98081. Which ABC show has gotten better ratings since its debut: 'I Survived a Japanese Game Show' or 'Wipeout'?
98082. Where was the first lighthouse built according to historical records?
98083. Late '80s or early '90s there was an MTV video by a then popular male singer. I don't remember him nor the song but I do remember the girl. She was running away from a storm or hurricane and took shelter in a barn or farmhouse. Though I think the video was black and white, I think she was blonde, very pretty, hair like Heather Locklear in "TJ Hooker". What was that song?
98084. What is God's cruel joke made manifest in each of these artists: Beethoven, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Grant Achatz, Beatrix Potter, and Andy Warhol? There's a different answer for each one.
98085. What species of crustaceans are always flattened on their sides?
98086. What "crab" is actually an arachnid?
98087. Which aquarium has carried three great white sharks all of which gained over 50 pounds within about the 120 days they stayed?
98088. By weight, what is the most abundunt organism on earth?
98089. What are the three movements for a successful triple jump?
98090. Mermaid, Kirra, Nobby and Miami are names of what?
98091. The Coen brothers' film 'O Brother, where art Thou?' is loosely based on which epic poem?
98092. If a player bids four spades in bridge, what is he trying to do?
98093. How is Councillor Dick Cole related to Map Kernow?
98094. How is the name of Gary Gygax?s 3.048-meter, see through gelatin monster connected to Oshea Jackson?
98095. Who was known to whip T.E. Lawrence?s buttocks with birch branches, by Lawrence?s request?
98096. How is the man that knocked down Paulino Uzcudun Eizmendi on December 13, 1935 connected to a schooner wrecked exactly one day after The Lizzie R. Wilce, on the exact same beach?
98097. What is the correct pronounciation and spelling of the plural of the noun 'roof'?
98098. Can you tell me what links a hot brew served in Southern Africa, and a British author who studied at the University of Edinburgh?
98099. Who was the first Lithuanian to be nominated for an Academy Award?
98101. Is Friday considered to be a weekday or a weekend?
98102. How is the biggest three-digit factor of the various zipcodes of The King's birthplace related to a common supermarket sale method?
98103. Sarah Bareilles was voted 'Most Talented' at her high school and participated in their production of what play?
98104. What is the leaf of a fern called?
98105. What school has the most all-time wins in Bowl games?
98106. My name is Peter Parker, but who am I better known as?
98108. Of all the rivers in the world, which contains the greatest amount of water?
98109. What do you call the freshwater version of a lobster?
98111. What is the name of the brillant pianist and fine neo-romantic composer who had a son that was executed after the July 20, 1944 intent against Adolf, and who wrote three string quartets, two violin concertos, several piano pieces and a famous serenade for string trio?
98112. What is the difference between a comet, a meteor and an asteroid?
98113. On the UK advertisement for the Audi R8, who is the female singer, and what is the song called?
98114. How are Agatha Christie, Joan Van Ark and Andreas Grassl united by Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by J.S. Bach?
98115. At the end of the movie 'John Q' it says "For Sasha." Who is Sasha?
98116. How many letters are there in the Chinese alphabet?
98117. Is Catwoman a heroine and a villainess?
98118. When was the Finnish War, and what happened during it?
98119. How did the Third Republic in France arise?
98120. Where is El Dorado?
98121. What is the largest chain of atolls in the world?
98122. Which structural lack, preclude horsies (Equus ferus) from being able to vomit?
98123. In what year did Germany ban all freak shows?
98124. Where is the world's longest funicular?
98125. How does the blobfish reproduce?
98126. Ladies' hosiery, a lady that stands for freedom and a church dedicated to a saint shot with arrows are all related how?
98127. What were the words Mina Harker used when screaming outside of the castle to make the clouds cover the sun in Bram Stoker's "Dracula"?
98128. What element in corals allows them to photosynthesize, and how does it work?
98129. Which fish will puncture its skull if it closes its mouth completely?
98130. What do jellyfish intitialy start out as?
98131. How many individual squid come out of one eggcase?
98132. For which country(ies) are the GS1 EAN-13 country code and the international country calling codes anagrams of one another?
98133. Which of the famous people enshrined on the cover of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was once the editor of Zentralblatt für Psychotherapie?
98134. What duo presented Sacheen Littlefeather with Brando?s Oscar award?
98135. Which of the famous people enshrined on the cover of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" produced "Battle of Little Big Horn" in 1959?
98136. What film includes both Kimberly Chung as a Yoko Ono doppelganger and Yul Brynner as a transvestite cabaret singer?
98137. How many brain cells does the average human exercise during a 24 hour period?
98138. Which was larger, a Tyrannosaurus rex or Brachiosaurus?
98139. How do bees cool down their hives?
98140. What is the coldest substance?
98141. Can you connect an English Indie rock band formed in 2002 and a mobile phone network which operates in the UK?
98142. What celebrity has been specifically mentioned in the most Official Top 40 UK songs, since records began?
98143. What is the factual basis for the running storage counter in the Gmail homepage? The "Lots of space. Over 6983.736453 megabytes (and counting)" statement?
98144. In the movie 'Somewhere in Time' where did the pocket watch come from?
98145. What connects the 1992 Peter Jackson film 'Brain Dead' (US title 'Dead Alive') with the West Yorkshire village of Barwick-in-Elmet?
98146. What was Jimi Hendrix's only US Top 40 hit?
98147. In total, how many specific names of animals can be put in the category of Big Cats?
98148. If a woman has a miscarriage, will she still be able to lactate similar to if the pregnancy had been successful?
98149. When was the last time the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs both made the playoffs in the same year?
98150. When was the last time the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox finished an MLB season both as division winners?
98151. Today, two sluggers with over 500 home runs, Ken Griffey, Jr. and Manny Ramirez, got traded before the trade deadline. When was the last time, if ever, that somebody with 500 or more home runs got traded during the regular season?
98152. Is the gentleman who takes people's Miller High Life in the current commercial the same person as the young boy who received a sword from Peter Pan at the end of the movie 'Hook'?
98153. What top European football clubs are named after companies?
98154. Can muscles turn into fat?
98155. What was the former name of Gabon's capital Libreville?
98156. What is epigenetics?
98157. Which medieval book united the Microcosmic and Macrocosmics worlds together into a coherent philosophic doctrine?
98158. Which Middle Age artist painted the "Zodiac Man"?
98159. Which tree is considered the most drought resistant in the world?
98160. What does the sinthomal knot in a person's psuche represent?
98161. What are the full rules to the famous Russian Gameshow "50 блондинок"; which roughly translates as "50 Blondies"?
98162. Is zero singular or plural? For example, if no-one answers this, will I get no reply, or no replies?
98163. In the music and lyrics of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, who is or what is behind the recurring character of the "hip priest"?
98164. What product by Oral-B can reputedly be converted to a handy picker of padlocks?
98165. How is de Maupassant?s story about Monsieur and Madame Mathilde Loisel connected to ?The Simpsons Clue Board Game??
98166. What was the working title of the novel that Nathaniel Hawthorne?s son-in-law never got to print involving the father of ?Dash? and ?Dot??
98167. What commonality does the wife of Noah, the wise woman of Abel, and Barzillai's daughter share?
98168. What is the spice used in the common onion relish found in Israeli falafel stands?
98169. Roger Howarth who played Todd Manning on the soap opera 'One Live to Live' was in a movie right after he left the soap. What was the name of the film?
98170. Do students have to give AS and A-level exams separately, or can they conduct whole A-level exams in one session?
98172. There is a song called "No Boom Boom." Can someone tell me what musical it was from?
98173. Who scored the first ever hat trick in first class Sunday cricket in England?
98174. What is the song title for the lyrics 'you have all the qualities of Peter Pan, what about you do I love?'
98176. A mystery creature has washed up on a New York shore. Does anyone know what it might be?
98177. In 1761, an English landsman perfected a device which has been considered the most important advance in marine navagation since the invention of the compass. What was this device, who developed it, and why was it so important?
98178. Are Britney Spears and Paris Hilton known to be friends?
98179. Which one gets a higher hit count - search Google for "Cuil" or search Cuil for "Google"?
98181. Sam Walton opened his first Walmart in Rodgers, Arkansas in 1962. At what other popular retail store did Walton get his start at in the 1940s after he graduated from the University of Missouri?
98182. Can a female dog's litter have more than one father?
98183. I recently acquired a beautiful tie-dye shirt. How do I wash it so the colors will not fade?
98184. Which serial killer was busted when he was spotted running red lights?
98185. Where might one find Night Owl, Gaspipe and The Bull?
98186. Does cannibalism still exist today?
98188. How much did Frank and Tina Finders' pumpkin weigh?
98189. What were ?the Plantations? in 16th and 17th century Ireland, and what was planted there?
98190. Is it true that the population of the Galapagos Islands has increased from 3,000 in 1970 to about 40,000 today? If so, what is the reason for this massive increase?
98191. What is Hanja?
98192. What was the All-Palestine Government?
98193. How many people were in the motorcade with President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963?
98194. Who conducted Timothy McVeigh's pre-requiem?
98195. Is there any difference between compulsory and mandatory?
98196. How are crops treated in order to produce seedless varieties of fruit?
98197. Where do most of the California redwoods obtain their water?
98198. At what studio did the Beatles record their first track ?Love me Do??
98200. Whose boots did Shirley Bassey wear?
98201. Which famous man is aka Pops?
98202. It is often hypothesized that every living creature larger than a bacterium may be infested with some sort of nematode, thus what type of nemotodes inhabit most wasps?
98203. How is Conrad Schlumberger's daughter connected to an inspired entertainer who ended her life with the poignant words, "We hope God will welcome us. He saw us suffer, so He should show clemency"?
98204. What American author promptly quit his teaching position at a Concord public school after reluctantly flogging six students?
98205. How is the successor to ?The Easter Bunny Who Overslept? related to Sylvilagus palustris hefneri?
98206. What fivesome was stripped along with Antonio Pettigrew because of his admission?
98208. How many members are in a certain music-related club whose name bears the cube of a prime number?
98209. What is the popular name of the agreement on European Union?
98210. Charles and Jeremiah settled a long standing boundary dispute in the late 18th century by establishing what?
98211. Do sharks attack humans because they mistake us for other animals or because they find us appetizing?
98212. What was the name of the Burmese King crushed to death by his own elephant?
98213. Who was the secret agent executed by the French?
98214. In the USN, a commanding officer shall be responsible for "...the proper performance of the duties with which he or she may be charged concerning the navigation and handling of the ship." There are two exceptions to this rule, what are they?
98215. What mostly male profession, once taught secretly, gained popularity only in the 18th century?
98216. What's the connection between the names Laura, Lizzie, Jeanie and Doctor Who?
98217. Was there any blood relation between President Herbert Hoover and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover?
98219. What voltage does an insect bat work at? (Not the mammal - the thing for deleting mosquitos, moths etc.)
98220. There are many wonderful statues of Buddha and some of them show him as a very fat man, why is this?
98221. I still record TV shows on a VCR, but I'm hearing that VHS tapes are not going to be produced after the first of next year. Is it true that VHS tapes are being discontinued by the start of 2009?
98222. Where is the oldest cave painting in the world, with a woman being depicted as half-bison?
98223. Wilberforce who loves sardines and lives just down the street has something in common with Cleo and Sara, both raised by a cowboy and his wife in a big white house. Misty, a lady from Siam, who later lived in the same big house had a friend who used to cart her around. Chico, also from Siam, earned vat loads of praise for the biography he wrote of his best friend. What do Wilberforce, Cleo, Sara, Misty and Chico have in common?
98224. What is the name of the movie in which an Oriental guy dresses like a woman, gets married to an American man and even pretends to get pregnant and goes "home" to have the baby?
98225. What is the name of the black and white movie playing in the backround of "The Wedding Planner"?
98226. What causes the fight of Kiba and Sakon/Ukon, who wins and what happens then?
98227. Does anyone have info on the "Bolo Brothers", a wrestling tag team in the '60s?
98228. What links the fictional exploits of a pre-teen named Arthur Penhaligon with the first duet to be selected as a Bond theme?
98229. How is a superhero with the mundane alter ego ?Ken? (he gained his super abilities in the Roof of the World), related to a 1970 release from the former front man of Them?
98230. What is the name of the only reptile mentioned on the album originally called "A Doll's House"?
98231. What one word is common to a Beatles' tune accented with the sound of a rattling Blue Nun bottle and the prophetic lyrics, "The darkest hour is always, always just before the dawn"?
98232. Who was the Scottish born bassist for Cream? He was also the main vocalist.
98233. In Dutch, what does 'tafelblad' mean?
98234. What's the story behind those zigzag lines on British roads?
98235. What is the name of the world's smallest snake recently found in Barbados?
98236. The British zebra crossing with its Belisha Beacons is still around. The crossing came in about 1950. But the Beacon was introduced in 1934. What for?
98237. What percent of atheists are male, and what percent are female?
98238. Are Buddhists allowed to defend themselves or their families?
98239. Under Watch, on the Interview Channel, who's the last interview?
98240. What Greek word for "something thin, flat and round" became an English term for "a food preparation" and the German word for a "table"?
98241. What was the Flemish Movement?
98242. In Dutch or Flemish, what does 'Ge zijt nen engel' mean?
98243. In Dutch language, what does 'tussentaal' mean?
98244. In what movie are Humpback whales seen as an exhibit in the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
98245. What has better sound, a laserdisc or a DVD?
98246. Aside from size, what is the difference between bluefin and yellowfin tuna.
98247. How did the chocolate chip cookie first come about?
98248. Who invented the ice cream cone?
98249. Canadian nickels minted during World War II had a Morse code message inscribed around the perimeter. What was the message?
98251. In the last 400 years there have only been eighty documented cases of this.
What is it?
98252. Who closes their show with "Tutti a tavola a mangiare" and what does it mean?
98253. Can a tree's genes be altered so that it grows at a faster rate?
98254. What's the most popular birthday?
98255. What is the exact location of the town founded by Mary and Eva Beardsley?
98256. What is the name of the Japanese soda pop made with eel extracts?
98257. The name of what specific bird is mentioned on side four of The Beatles? White Album?
98258. Once known as Steven Georgiou he sang that ?A is for Allah?. In this same tune he explained that Za has a meaning too. What items are exempt from Za?s corollory?
98259. What character from a play featuring the memorable line, "Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall," is connected to Lateral Epicondylitis?
98260. Lee Majors didn?t get the role in this classic 1969 movie, nor did Stuart Cooper, it went to Jon Voight. How is this X-rated classic related to the successor of Crayola?s Prussian Blue?
98262. What connects the Kasparov vs Deep Blue 1997 game and a song by The Fall which mentions Jimmy Carter and Mao Zedong?
98263. Why is golf not played in the Olympics?
98264. A singer from down under who likes to get physical and whose songs will not BORe you, a man who drove an Oldsmobile and who I'm sure kept his EYEs ON STAINs, a man who was almost GOREd by a car when he was younger, a young woman who used to CART hER cat around her big house, a young Mexican man whose dad made his mark by the pen and now wants to MARK HIS life by design and a young chief favored by a great man and who might soon carry the man's MANTLE (HA! says the former family). What do these six people have in common?
98265. All naval vessels have prefixs such as USS or HMS. What small navy in the 19th century used the prefix HHFS?
98266. Who was the German geologist and professor who descended into an Icelandic volcano crater accompanied by his nephew and a local guide named Hans, and after a fantastic subterranean journey surfaced again somewhere in Italy?
98267. The 1969 film 'Easy Rider' had a soundtrack album which included the song 'The Weight.' Performed by The Band in the film, the soundtrack presented the song as performed by who because of legal problems?
98268. How many highways are named after a monarch, or is the QEW the only one?
98269. What is the largest rifle in the world?
98270. What is the last sentence said in "Halo 2"?
98271. What was the first believed cost of the PS3?
98272. What is the difference between an oratorio and a cantata?
98273. Which is the first album where the sounds of the Moog synthesizer were heard?
98274. From where is the closing theme of "Gilmore Girls" taken?
98275. Is it true that a group of media organizations and companies in the Netherlands decided to boycott the new spelling rules, and if so, why?
98276. What were the oïl languages, and are any of them spoken today?
98277. Do Chinese characters in any way reflect sound changes?
98278. Is it true that potatoes are called 'canadas' in Belgium, and if so, why?
98279. What song is most associated with Boston?
98280. What two flags from the International Code of Signals would you use to send the message "I wish you a pleasant voyage"?
98281. What did the title in Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" refer to?
98282. Where does the phrase "to return to the fold" originate?
98283. How did the phrase 'Holy Mackerel' come into being?
98284. Why did Joe Montana change his jersey number from 19, his high school number, to number 16 while in his rookie year?
98285. How were "Wheaties" first created and then named?
98286. Of divergent lands and times, they all went to a most familiar refuge: 1) He, named after the archangel, was a celebrated Magyar but with parents from opposite the Rhine and who immortalized the last day of a condemned man. 2) He had a predilection for fairies and exotica in the time of Victoria, but he sinned much against his dad and blamed this sin on an Egyptian god. 3) He, intensely sunny or starry outside but troubled within, in a fit of rage gave a prostitute an earful. 4) He, a Mexican named after the Roman war god, barely moved out of northern California but became the ultimate outsider with just bits and scraps, even spit (is that a ram or rays of the sun?) 5) He, named after the wise wolf, initialed rab, was a Yankee genius who favored the moonlight, wilderness, solitude, the lake or lock. 6) He, Iberian genius, courted royals and lunatics, priests and paupers, was a well traveled cosmopolitan man (would he go? Ja! a Swede might say). What place did these six folks visit?
98287. Who is the youngest male solo act ever to win the Eurovsion Song Contest?
98288. Did Soul Coughing ever have a top 40 hit?
98289. Concerning the Hebrew idiom "writing 'Noah' with seven mistakes", how many letters does the word 'Noah' have in Hebrew and how does this sharpen the idiom's meaning?
98290. In which film might you hear the line, "If I am going to escape then I'm going to take my beloved elephant with me"?
98291. In which film might you hear the line, "People who are very beautiful make their own laws"?
98292. In which film might you hear the lines, "How stupid can you get?" and "How stupid do you want me to be?"
98294. In the 20th century, one of the two major political parties ran as presidential candidates, three men who had never served in any elected office. Two were successful, one was not. Who were they?
98295. On modern USN vessels what "part" of the ship is always present when the ship is in port or anchored, and never present when the ship is underway?
98296. In the 40 movies that singer/actress Doris Day stared in, there were two in which she did not sing, either in the movie or over the credits. What were they?
98297. What country's name means "Himself alone", a reference to the Greek demigod Hercules, once worshipped at a shrine on the territory.
98298. What is the name of the first movie ever created in the history of film?
98299. What is the rare good news for conservation just made public?
98300. Why is Circuit City apologizing?
98301. Are North-German Matjes in any way different from Dutch maatjes, and if so, in what way?
98302. Who killed the last Great Auk and when did it happen?
98303. Why did Nietzsche suppose that women were the Truth?
98304. Where are you likely to get smoked lamb or/and ptarmigan on Christmas Eve rather than turkey?
98305. She is a well born lady of unquestioned virtue, daughter of the ultimate genius. In beauty not as celebrated as her younger sister, her chastity is proclaimed with a crown of junipers. She lived in a merchant empire, moved to a princely estate and now resides in the ultimate seat of power. Her face may not be as welcoming, but she is highly valued. For unlike any of her sisters, even the one with the enigmatic, some say vacuous, smile, she alone actually has something behind the gaze. Who is she and what make her unique?
98307. With a slightly creaky title (though one not remotely as appalling as "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter"), it was presented to the world as a previously-unknown work by a celebrated author, drawn from its purported creator's national history. After the rights were purchased by a well-known playwright and politician, it had only public airing, where the response was not favorable. What is it, and who wrote it?
98308. How many different current world navies operate aircraft carriers?
98309. In what does a "vinbud" differ from a British off-license?
98310. Did ?French fries? really originate in Belgium?
98311. Which Prime Minister fired most of his cabinet last week?
98312. Who is regarded as the founder of modern Egypt?
98313. Who was the last King of Georgia?
98314. When did John Cadbury open his first store, and who owns his business today?
98315. How do you pronounce Gloucester?
98316. In Judaism, what are the various scenarios where a person's given name is changed?
98317. What is the word for a floating object used in fishing to hold the hook at the right depth?
98318. What is the formal definition of US authorities for "Al Qaeda"?
98320. What is the commonality between the Dane that produced ?Protest Underwear" in 2005 and a movable piece in Stratego?
98321. In Turkey it is Yarbay, if one is in Finland it is Everstiluutnantti, what it is called in the country that Machon Weizmann calls home?
98322. How long does it take Gliese 581 c to complete a full orbit of its parent star?
98323. According to Icke, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was not from this planet. How is her alleged home star system connected to RoyalCon?
98324. Is pocket soup a healthy food?
98325. In the TV series M*A*S*H* what was 7033 miles away?
98326. Which hotel in Vienna is named after a chocolate sponge cake?
98327. Who popularized the "horns" gesture as a symbol of heavy metal music?
98328. How many wind turbines did General Electric make?
98329. What World War II invention improved the accuracy of artillery shells "up to 7 times"?
98330. Who was the last white starting running back in the NFL? (i.e. #1 on the depth chart.)
98331. How many original songs of the Four Seasons are in the 'Jersey Boys' play?
98332. What girl group travelled with the Jersey Boys in the play?
98333. What is the theme word for scapegoat, center, and quota, or what do they have in common?
98334. Back in those thrilling days of yesteryear, before television, who went to Hudson High School, went to exotic places with his Uncle Jim, and always had Wheaties for breakfast?
98336. In a recent quiz there was an answer that said that the longest a solar eclipse can be is 7 minutes and 31 seconds. Why?
98337. Accompanying a larger work belonging to an institution that was, quite appropriately, bequeathed the rights to certain characters, and created by an artist who specializes in such subjects, this sculpture is thought to be the smallest in a large, cosmopolitan city. Perhaps if you believe (and also clap your hands), you'll be able to identify it for me. Who knows?
98338. What is Rihanna (singer) day?
98339. Who was the oldest female to become a sex symbol?
98340. Are there earthquakes on the moon?
98341. What is Qutbism?
98342. What happened at Ruby Ridge?
98343. What was the Golden Stool?
98344. Where is Guantanamo Bay, and what is the story behind it?
98345. What was the first contraceptive used by Egyptians?
98346. And it's time again for the results of the annual fiction contest sponsored by the English Department at an American university and named for a certain mediocre 19th century novelist! Fortunately, this year's unusually long awaited Grand Prize winner is not obscene, so can you find it for me?
98347. In the classic tale 'Little Women' who went to bed with a clothes peg on her nose to improve its shape?
98348. Poets Shelley and Byron had what removed for separate burial?
98349. What are the only deer in which both sexes have antlers?
98350. In what condition is a patient awake but unable to move?
98351. How many western lowland gorillas live in the Republic of Congo?
98352. Do Brussels sprouts come from Brussels?
98353. Who is Rambo's girlfriend?
98354. "There is a town in north Ontario" - which is the town Neil Young sings about?
98355. What is common between a former Detroit Pistons No 11, one of two brothers who lately dealt with one Anton Chigurh, and a pastor associated with Barack Obama?
98356. What links a sister city of Wülfrath with ?Lemonade Lucy??
98357. During the Second World War why did the United States mint decide to stamp the word 'Hawaii' on a specific legal tender?
98358. When spelled out in words, the name of what card in a standard deck of playing cards comes last alphabetically?
98359. What can be done with the fruits of a passion flower?
98360. New Zealand's registrar of births has banned Pat and Sheena's given name for their son, so they plan to call 4Real by another name. How is this alternative name connected to Lazlo Bane?
98362. Where are RSA accelerators used?
98363. With one minor exception, what part of the U.S. Constitution has never had any judicial explication?
98364. Which physical deformity afflicted both Joseph Stalin and emperor Wilhelm II of Germany?
98366. Whom do the Chinese describe as "hero country people"?
98367. What nation do you hail from if the Icelanders describe you as Bandarikjamenn?
98371. Whose last recorded words were, "I die in peace with all the people. God save the Queen"?
98372. Why did the boxers of old use to rub their noses during a fight?
98373. Does the name Vinland as used by Leif Ericson imply that wine was produced in that area?
98374. Of what first name is Nonni the hypocoristic from?
98376. What is the first battle of antiquity that is datable with any certainty, and why?
98377. What was the first modern Olympics that used an opening day torch?
98378. Sold into prostitution by one of her own relatives, this orphan was rescued by a man who made her his #2 wife and sponsored her art studies in Europe, Eventually, she became a controversial figure in her homeland owing to her interest in subjects considered entirely acceptable abroad but shocking in her nation. In 1995, she was played in a film by one of her countrywomen, and her life inspired a very recent novel. Who was she?
98379. Back to "yesteryear" again. What show had a very squeaky door and was introduced by "Raymond"?
98382. Who was the first major movie star to be in uniform in World War II? (A real uniform, not from Hollywood.)
98383. In Dutch language, what is 'wijsneuzen'?
98384. In English, used as a verb, is the term brownnose a real word?
98385. In Dutch or Flemish language, does the word 'zonnebad' (sun bath) also refer to drinking alcohol?
98386. Who does the female vocals in Bret Michael's "All I Ever Needed"?
98387. What is 'glitterati'?
98388. Who wrote the poem that contains this line, "The rustling sea was a green world of leaves"?
98390. How is the maiden name of "Sahara Sarah" connected to Andrew Hogg Brown?
98391. What is a commonality between queproblema?s Funtrivia.com user profile and Harleigh Cemetery, New Jersey?
98392. How is a classic tune by The Fab Four, based on a childhood drawing of Lucy O'Donnell, related to a synonym of harusame?
98393. What extremely expensive good was referred to as "the spice of paradise" in Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th century epic?
98394. In the 2007 auditions of "So You Think You Can Dance" there was a dancer who had a spinal disease and was very small, but he did a pop and lock routine that blew the judges away to the point that one of the judges hired him for a part in his upcoming movie. What was his name?
98395. Which fish is often called the 'liver of the oceans' due to their filtering capabilities?
98396. Who in German folklore wove gold from straw in exchange for a girl?s first child?
98397. If an Italian goes to ?la tavola?, where is he or she?
98398. Who was the only one of Jesus? apostles who was not a Galilean?
98399. What battle was fought at Battle?
98401. What major American movie star, who made over 70 films in the 30s, 40s and 50s, never portrayed a "real" person, living or dead?
98402. Do apes and humans have the same number of chromosomes?
98403. What class of large Royal Navy warships in the 20th century were named for generals who fought against England?
98404. What is common between a Spirit album which contains the song "Happy", a Springsteen song where he buys a bourgeois house and Paul Hardcastle's 1985 hit?
98405. In this day and age of instant replay video recording, why are court stenographers still necessary?
98406. European soccer players seem to have a compulsion to strip their clothes off after winning a game, or sometimes even just after scoring a goal. Is this some kind of superstition, much like some baseball players who (reportedly) never change their socks?
98407. Helen, the neurotic hypochondriactic music historian and amateur herbalist, rushes to her doctor to report a weird dream of her having vacationed on the Islet of Langerhans were everything was in ruins, down to the last cell and where the famous Columns of Bertin were crumbling and sloughing off in clumps blocking the Ureter Channel. The anxiety has caused her headaches such that she has resorted to abusing dried and powdered willow bark in search of relief. Her query to the doctor, "Shall I die like Beethoven?" My question to you: What is she talking about?
98408. I have been on this spot for over a century, holding my book and torch. Perched on my pedestal, I have a nice view of the little boats on the water. To my right are some courts. This is a nice little park in which I reside. I just wish they would brush the dead leaves off my multi-pointed crown and that these tourists would stop trying to touch my feet. Where am I, anyway?
98409. What movie character often says, "Somebody stop me"?
98410. What nation do the Chinese refer to with the term "yingguoren" and what is the literal meaning of "yingguoren"?
98411. According to Forbes Magazine the fifth most expensive home in the world is a waterside
residence along a famous strait that separates (or unites?) two continents and two parts of the same famous city. What is the local name for this type of residence in this particular area?
98412. What's the importance of the number 8 as it pertains to the Chinese?
98413. You'll hear it just once every 100 years at a certain academic institution in honor of an event that supposedly occurred at that institution's foundation. Referring to a striking example of the Genus Anas, but also to various related creatures, including one that seduced a legendary lady, it was temporarily bowdlerized but voiced in full at the most recent performance. What could it be?
98415. Russia has just invaded the Republic of Georgia in dispute of a small break away part of Georgia. What is this small land area called and why has it broken away?
98416. How did Canada increase its area by 68 square kilometers in 1976, and how did a Canadian almost lose his life during this event?
98418. "You are sleeping, you do not want to believe." In which Smiths song does this recorded quote appear, and from where is it taken?
98419. Is the Can song "Moonshake" which appears on their album "Future Days" a one-take improvization?
98420. Israeli basketball coach Ralf Klein died this week, aged 77. Which other major events in his life are related to number 77?
98421. Apart from "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight", what other movie(s) feature both Christopher Nolan as the director and Christian Bale as one of the actors?
98422. Which club finished bottom of the football league and then beat the current League Champions in the FA Cup the following year?
98423. What is the most watched TV event?
98424. What age is someone's bar mitzvah usually held?
98425. How many people are in the Georgia Armed Forces?
98427. What rare autoimmune disease contributed to Bernie Mac's death?
98428. How many races did Jeff Gordon run while driving Baby Ruth #1 Ford?
98429. Has anyone climbed Antarctica's biggest mountain, Vinson Massif?
98430. Why in the Olympics do they not have women's boxing?
98431. What "gusher" went to sleep in 1916, interrupted its sleep in 1935,
but only briefly, and is now considered to be dormant again?
98432. In whose honour was June 17, 1944 chosen as the Independence Day of a certain European country?
98433. Traditionally, what would a sailor have tattooed on his legs to "prevent" him from drowning?
98434. In 1946, a man opens the curtain to enter his Pullman Car berth and is startled to see a cat, sleeping with its head and left paw showing above the covers. What railroad is he riding on and what is the name of the cat?
98435. Having watched the Olympics opening ceremony twice, I'm ashamed not to know this - but I missed what they said both times! So - which country had two athletes - one a swimmer - but was not allowed to be the 205th competing country due to a mess-up in registering the athletes on time?
98437. What country's president was going to give an athlete from their country who won a gold medal a house?
98438. In June of this year which rock band released their 32nd album?
98439. Who was the Norwegian King who fell out with one of the great saga-writers of Iceland, and is believed to have ordered his murder?
98440. Who would speak to certain trees (ones that couldn't really be described as neat) as he thought one of them might be his missing father?
98441. What is God's number? (Warning - precise numeric answers will be expected to have proofs attached.)
98442. How many calories are in a Hershey's Kiss?
98443. What's the meaning of -vik in such Scandinavian placenames as Narvik, Selvik, Husavik, Keflavik, Reykjavik and is there any link with -wick in British names such as Berwick and Lerwick?
98444. Why did the two Germanys send a united team to the Olympics in 1956, 1960 and 1964, but not before or after that until the unification of Germany?
98445. Why is Hong Kong a member of the International Olympic Committee, while Macau is not?
98446. What dependent territory got a new flag in 2008?
98447. What three independent countries do not recognize Israel?
98448. What U.S. college's football stadium has the largest crowd capacity?
98449. What do Dr. Arnold, Vindex Brimblecombe, Mr. Creakle, Mr. King and Mr. Squeers have in common?
98450. Who was born first, Elizabeth I or Oliver Cromwell?
98451. It was warm and windless during last night?s Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics, as indicated by the reporters who said so and as evidenced by the spectators who kept fanning themselves and the dust from the fireworks that fell straight down. Can anyone explain the mystery of the vigorously and unidirectionally waving Chinese and Olympic flags? Both started flapping only upon reaching the very top of the flag poles. Hints: there were no giant fans attached to the stadium and a closer shot and the shape of the flags as they were waving said it all. Final hint: this is most effectively explained by a venturesome 18th century Italian physicist, or better yet, by the older Swiss mathematician who happens to be a member of a most talented clan. His principle will really make this idea fly!
98452. How were corn flakes first created?
98453. What was the original name of the popsicle?
98456. The ?Xerox aide? passed away very recently. How is his storied life connected to the U.S. Espionage Act of 1917?
98457. Farley Llewellyn was a suspect but was never charged. What famous person from the town closely associated with Llewellyn is memorialized at Rochambeau Bridge?
98458. In what way does Ghana's national anthem pay homage to its national football team?
98459. Why is '10 items or less' grammatically incorrect?
98460. Which is the most common zodiac sign among Hollywood actors?
98462. What became of Annik Honoré after Ian Curtis suicided?
98463. What is the mineral used in the food saving green bags?
98464. How many times has actress Sally Hawkins (who plays Poppy) appeared in a Mike Leigh film?
98465. A Catholic priest just received some good supernatural news, who and what?
98466. Matthew Broderick's film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" became the 10th highest grossing film of 1986 after earning a total U.S. gross of how many million dollars?
98467. What is the name of the archipelago where Charles Darwin did some of his most important research?
98468. How are M&Ms and Smarties candies different?
98469. What Disney character does Lily Tomlin turn into after smoking a spliff in '9 to 5'?
98470. Bill Doolin, Eddie Johnson, Bernardo O?Reilly, George Bailey and Captain Jamie Waring all have something in common with Rhett Butler and even Spartacus. More than a decade later, the extremely popular Clint Reno had the honor to do that same thing. Hint: They are heroes in more ways than one. What did they do?
98471. What are the two byproducts of the environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel cell?
98472. What Turkish type of "milk" is a close relative to Italian sambuca or French pastis?
98473. How did Isaac Hayes die?
98474. The first line of a song by a contemporary entertainment figure refers to the death date of a great writer and intellectual, one best known for a rather prescient novel involving social engineering. Coincidentally, a writer of quite a different stripe also died on that day. What is the song, who were the two writers in question, and why is the reference so ironic?
98475. North and South Korea had initially intended to send a joint delegation to the Beijing Olympics, but this never happened. Why is that?
98476. Where is, or was, Eoforwic?
98477. What ended the first period of Icelandic independence?
98478. Often on the TV show 'George Lopez' I hear George mutter "De loca!" whenever he's angry or surprised. What does that mean in English?
98479. Who elected Rosa Parks secretary of the Montgomery Association for the Achievement
of Colored People Youth Council in 1943?
98480. Who was the first Zen monk to compete in 'Iron Chef'?
98481. In which novel, short story or play does the heroine sit in the kitchen sink trying to find inspiration?
98482. In which novel, short story or play does Ellie pretend that Dan is her boyfriend?
98483. In which novel, short story or play does the hero's sister-in-law, Rose, ask him when in the world he's going to do anything?
98484. Do all religions have a notion of 'infidels'?
98485. Which Maori word has been introduced to the Linux world upon the release of a major software product in Pi day 2007?
98486. What seabird do you eat in what sauce if they offer you "mjolkursodinn lundi" for dinner?
98487. What group of islands have the oystercatcher as their national symbol?
98488. What place in Iceland is famous not only as a national park, but also because from about halfway through the 10th century until approximately the end of the 18th century it was the site where all major political decisions were taken?
98489. What does the Roman goddess of love relate to the odds of 384:10,000?
98490. Which mathematical principle does the IRS use to determine if the figures generated in a person's return are accurate and lacking any factitious contrivements?
98491. Who created the first type of umeboshi?
98492. Are Jennifer Garner and James Garner related?
98493. In the current Olympics, professional athletes are common among the competitors. What famous American athlete of the early 20th century was stripped of his two gold medals because he played two summers of semi-pro baseball?
98495. What animals are legally hunted in the United States?
98496. Who created the first popsicle?
98497. If the sun were to burn out how many more minutes of sunlight would we have?
98499. Not the 'monster', but an earlier dead body with alleged association with the name of a controversial and somewhat revolutionary British MP, and associated temporarily with the name of Montauk. Whose?