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Questions From Aug 11 08
98501. When was the first clip/recap show?
98502. What was the only armed German landing on North American soil during World War II?
98503. What is this from; "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet"?
98504. Why can I find 27 hosting cities for the Summer Olympics and not 29 as is stated for Beijing?
98505. What singer dropped his last name of Hansen when going solo on his debut CD 'Mellow Gold'?
98506. What are the likely causes of Charles Bonnet syndrome?
98507. What does Dong-yue da-di?s name mean?
98508. Why did Heng O have to settle on the moon?
98509. What serial killer from China was executed via Genickschuss?
98510. Born into an unusual family profession, this gentleman and his colleagues contributed their deceptive services to their country at a time of great national crisis. Later, he complained that he hadn't quite received his due, though some historians think that he wasn't owed it. Who was he, and to what parodic organization did he belong?
98511. Besides "Batman", Christian Bale gave life to another character who could soar through the air. What was the name of this character? Hints: Flying a kite or a plane doesn?t count, neither does flying through the air after an explosion; the character itself was aloft. Finally, this same character was also interpreted by another very popular actor.
98512. This animal food staple in Kiwiland has been found effective for healing wounds, ulcers and even severe infections. Others might use it differently, perhaps like one Clint Reno, who favors it with peanut butter and banana slices. Just don?t get it on his blue suede shoes. What is it?
98513. For a collector is there a safe way to clean coins?
98514. Who was the first black Roman Catholic Cardinal?
98515. Are sea-cows in any way similar to "ordinary" cows?
98516. When and by whom were the first tea packs commercially manufactured?
98517. Which is the only UK postcode which has a zero immediately following the first two letters?
98518. What Icelandic word refers to "unexpected good luck" as if it were a "stranded sea-creature"?
98519. What difference is there, in terms of theology, between an "ascension" (as in Ascension Day) and an "assumption" (as in Assumption Day)?
98520. What happened to the painting of Anne of Cleves, given to Henry before they met?
98521. Is it true that China does not allow its citizens to have more than two children?
98522. The authoress of a rather steamy high selling novel was rather unusual. There was more masculine in her than feminine, and a substitute appeared for early photo-calls and interviews. She later came out personally on a TV programme chaired by a now knighted host. Who was she, and why is 24 important?
98523. What is the most popular food in America by consumption volume?
98525. Following the premature death of an artist, a tribute to him was mounted. Visiting it, one of the artist's friends, someone who also died young, was moved to create yet another memorial, one that is, today, regarded as a great virtuoso masterwork. Who was the artist, who was the friend, and what is the work? And what three people, nearly 100 years later, were inspired by that work to produce a interesting version of their own?
98526. This 80s movie featured a variety of diverse sexual and erotic acts, including a scene with ice while being blindfolded; various kinds of foods and sex in a rainy brick alley stairway. What is the name of the movie?
98527. What one word is etched into the gravestone of the brilliant performer who once said, "With one song, the career of Irving Berlin and American music were intertwined forever"?
98528. What connects Petula Clark?s birthplace and Tom Robinson?s accuser?
98529. How did Claude Monet and Auguste Toulmouche become family in 1862?
98530. Why was The Red Ripper found guilty of only 52 of the 53 murders for which he was accused?
98531. Recently on WWE.com, it was posted that superstar Randy Orton was involved in a motorcycle accident. It stated that he flew 300 feet. Is this a storyline or is it the truth?
98532. Is the word 'buff,' refering to somebody who has a lot of bulky muscles, short for anything?
98533. What constitutes a drug overdose?
98534. In which novel, short story or play had the hero decided two days previously to commit suicide by throwing himself into the sea beyond Iona or into the whirl pool of Corryvrecken?
98535. In which novel, short story or play does the heroine attend a funeral in Copenhagen which is conducted by the Moravian pastor mainly in West Greenlandic?
98536. In Dutch language, what is 'lippenrouge'?
98537. What are the main differences between Confucianism and Taoism?
98538. What animal is considered a pest in the Netherlands and Belgium because it destroys the dikes and levees?
98539. What is an ?utangardsmann??
98540. Why are sardines packed so tightly in the can?
98541. Besides Jim Brown, who is the other running back in the top 5 individual rushing games in Cleveland Browns history?
98542. In the United States on a 365 day non-leap year calendar, what is the 180th day?
98544. Who coined the word "Blitzkrieg"?
98545. How many calories does Michael Phelps eat a day?
98546. Is Tom DeLay in prison in Texas now?
98547. Why is it that it's mainly only British and Dutch people who are professional darters?
98548. In what city and state was the first United States Summer Olympics held?
98549. These two alliterative names, always used together and usually somewhat sarcastically, refer to people joined at the hip and perhaps a bit short of intelligence. But they once referred to a very real couple, one who took his name from a little town in his native land, and another who selected his from an idiomatic word for a type of garment. Who was (were?) this slippery duo?
98550. Was the movie "Facing the Giants" based on a true story?
98551. What pugilist did ?The Foul Pole? bite on the shoulder during a bout in 1995?
98552. What sweet treat do S & J Yarling make from Carya ovata?
98553. What is the primary ingredient in the deceptively named dish "Love in Disguise"?
98554. What connects Gail Collins Pappalardi's victim with the first bird sanctuary in North America?
98555. What European language is one of the oldest surviving languages in the world, possibly dating back to Neolithic times?
98557. What is the most "popular" place in the world to commit suicide?
98558. Overheard at a barbecue: Mr. Harold said, "Gee, Mr. Chef is really keeping the grill very hot. He's probably among those who erroneously believe that searing the meat will lock in the juices," to which Mr. Maillard reacted strongly, "Absolutely right! Searing the meat may be good for something, but certainly not for locking in moisture." Are they correct? If so, what good purpose does meat searing serve?
98559. He played the audacious character Bill Doolin in a western movie, but in real life he was a real hero, too. Captain Jamie Waring, who demonstrated that in the high seas there is only one thing to try on (power!), was played by another real high flying hero. Who are they and what makes them extraordinary?
98560. How many CDs does Bright Eyes have?
98561. What are the names of all the Bright Eyes' CDs?
98562. Who is the drummer of a major rock band who, in the years of the band's hiatus, re-invented himself as an on-stage experimentalist magician?
98563. "The days were numbered, the nights were spent, in a rent free, furnished oxygen tent." On which album can you hear these lines taken from a poem on an intergallactic relationship? (Hint: AskFT #98553)
98564. Why were the brothers, Arjuna and Bhimi, forced to battle one another by the Gods?
98565. If someone was sugaring or catching a crab, in what activity would they be taking part?
98566. Where can you see numbers in the order 20, 1, 18, 4, 13, 6?
98567. In the Old Testament, what men were famous for strength, wisdom, patience, long life and friendship?
98568. Can a photograph be taken with a camera without a lens?
98569. What was the philosopher's stone called in ancient India and what was its compositional nature?
98570. What was the highest viewed/ rated cartoon network show ever?
98571. What were John Fitzgerald Kennedy's parents' names?
98572. What occupation, comprised mainly of men without families, was popular until the late 19th century but is quite rare now?
98573. Did John McCain ever have an extramarital affair?
98574. What brand of ukulele did Tiny Tim usually play?
98576. What is the name of the idiot who took a bath in a Burger King sink?
98577. What is the famous "insect-inspired" nickname that arose from an 1861 incident in Prince William's chair?
98578. Her diary was made into a movie in 2001 starring an actress who famously gained weight for the role. One of the songs in that movie, complaining of the fact that she is all by herself, is based on a 1976 hit song. This guy, before he spent every Saturday night dancing off a fever, spent some time in a plastic bubble. In it, he sang plaintively that he will never fall in love again, also based on another 1976 hit song.
Both 1976 songs were by the same composer. What some people may not know is that he based the melody of each song on a much earlier work by still another famous composer. Who is the ultimate source of the melody for both 1976 hit songs?
98579. Cartoon explanation? August 4, 2008 New Yorker, page 31, cartoon by Zachary Kanin (ID 125442) Caption: "Those idiots, they're burning their own arrows! Oh-oh, God no." It has me stumped. Thanks.
98580. His wild lifestyle belies the numerous kiss marks women leave on his tomb. Who is he and why are these tokens of admiration ironic?
98581. After Christmas, what is the biggest retail spending time in the United States?
98582. It may not be a masterpiece, and it raised no eyebrows at all in the artist's native land, but it certainly attracted attention when a hapless dealer put it on display in a city close to my heart. Shortly thereafter, it became the target of a famed moral crusader in yet another city, where, happily, it eventually found a home. What is this popular "autumnal" work?
98583. What rock musician just had a spider named after him?
98584. In Dutch language, what is a 'vliering'?
98585. What fabric did the Montgolfier brothers make their balloon from?
98586. What is the difference between lipstick and lip rouge? And are they used for different purposes?
98587. What is Spike's assigned number on 'Buffy, the Vampire Slayer?'
98588. What song from the 70s is rumored to contain backward satanic messages?
98589. How is the Panzer II Flamm related to the character/mascot on the Trix cereal box from 1960 to 1963?
98590. The author of Dolores had her ashes interred in an urn made to look like a book. Who is this author's goddaughter?
98591. Who ascends to the record now that Sandra Elaine Allen has passed?
98592. Making his debut in women?s magazines in 1952, this corporate character began life as ?Sparky?. He was given a televised voice by Dick Beals and briefly came out of retirement for the 1980 Winter Olympics. By what name was this Watkins/Tenant creation known is Spanish?
98593. George Bailey may have needed to be reminded that he indeed had a wonderful life but his alter ego certainly appreciated his life. He gave back to the world in more ways than one. What unique distinction does he hold among his peers during a time of world turmoil?
98594. How many men's national 100m dash records are slower than Flo-Jo's women's 100m dash world record achieved 20 years ago?
98595. Sucked by a wormhole, I view a tall slender Kiffian sauntering through a lush forest chasing an oryx with a spear. Traveling forward, I now see a small squat Tenerian gathering berries and fruit while tending his cattle. Where am I?
98596. John F. Kennedy, Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis all died on Nov. 22 1963, but in order and taking time zones into account, who died first, second and third?
98597. Experts are concluding that a work of art attributed to a nobody is probably the product of a very important somebody, in part because of the hand with which it appears to have been executed. What is it, and can you find me an illustration of it?
98598. What is the largest millipede in the world?
98599. Which is heavier, hot water or cold water?
98600. What is the theme song for the Harlem Globetrotters?
98601. What is a prestidigitator?
98602. What is the ball on top of a flagpole called?
98603. Who was Koba?
98604. Has Bigfoot been found?
98605. What was aqua regia made from, and who invented it?
98606. What countries did ever voluntarily give up direct self-rule?
98607. What fragrant, nutty spice is made from sour black cherry pits that are dried and ground?
98608. Of what painting by Millais did Boz criticize the central character as being ?a hideous wry-necked blubbering boy??
98609. How is the last monarch of the House of Stuart connected to the wild carrot?
98610. English folklore records that Queen Victoria once offered a reward to the first person that could bring her what fresh fruit, originally from the Sunda Islands?
98611. On Parris Island, what time are the Marine Corp recruits woken up each morning?
98612. Hired to care for the child of a struggling artist, she stayed on to nurse the artist himself who in later years found enormous success despite infirmity. From humble beginnings, she is now immortalized in numerous canvases, here feeding a baby, there bathing naked in the dappled sunlight. Her ward became a filmmaker. She married far up, becoming the bride of a wealthy man and living in Beverly Hills. Who is she?
98613. Jean and Castor now lie side by side for eternity. Both the center of the intellectual society, they each produced novels, essays and monographs especially of the political kind. One was even awarded the Nobel Prize, which was famously declined. The other won the highest literary prize in the country. Theirs was a liberal, even scandalous affair, but if people only knew to what extent. A ménage à quatre was reduced to a ménage à trois in a fictionalized account of their relationship. By one reading, it could have been a ménage à cinq. Who are they and where are they now?
98614. If you add together the number of Bronte sisters who were writers, the number of witches that appeared in Macbeth, and the number of years that the siege of Troy lasted, what is the answer?
98615. Which is greater, (which option has the highest total number); the total number of Georges and Willams who have reigned in England, or the total number of James' that reigned in Scotland, added to the total number of Henrys that reigned in England?
98616. If you were living in the year 1800, would you have been able to buy oranges or bananas?
98617. Who was born first, Napoleon Bonaparte or Louis XIV?
98618. What is the meaning of the constant shouts uttered by sumo umpires during a fight?
98619. Do we dream in color or black and white?
98620. Why the name change from Peking to Beijing?
98621. Who is the youngest athlete at the Beijing games?
98622. Where does one buy ants for an ant farm?
98623. When was the last time that an MLB All-Star Game has been held at the Chicago White Sox's home field?
98624. What was the first ever professional wrestling television broadcast?
98625. Between which two railway stations in Scotland is the busiest section of track?
98626. Between which two railway stations in England do most trains use every day?
98627. What type of Belgian beer has 'remotely' some similarities with champagne, and what similarities are the most obvious?
98628. Over the last decade, people have been following the progress of George Washington. They're also (but not so much) following the progress of Andrew Jackson (and certain others to even lesser extents). Who started it all, what are the people known as, and what has bingo got to do with it?
98629. How many England managers were there in the 1990's?
98630. Which is the only team to have played in the Premier League, all four of the old divisions of the English Football League and in both sections (north and south) of the old Third Division?
98631. Which of the following teams is not based in or near Liverpool; Liverpool FC, Charlton Athletic, Everton or Tranmere Rovers?
98632. Does anyone recall the title of the movie where a young boy grew up with a dragon, but upon reaching manhood sent the dragon away?
98633. Is super swimmer Michael Phelps related to the well-known Baptist minister Fred Phelps?
98634. Is there a list of the songs in Guitar Hero 3 where all the songs are in order from least notes to most notes?
98635. If you're into mathematics, and also pedestrian tourism, can you tell me how a certain physicist dealt with an interesting problem involving a river and several related architectural features in a Russian city? What is this problem called?
98636. Helen at her therapist's couch, "I dreamt I gave a musical soirée for four of my friends. Joshua rang the bell, I opened the door and in he walked with a stranger named Gibson, with the reddest head of hair I've ever seen. Gil came in next with another stranger, the Countess of Polignac. Next came Anne-Sophie, muttering sweet nothings to Lord Dunn-Raven and a Mr. Emiliani, both strangers to me. Finally, my old friend Itzhak walked in with a final stranger, Amadée Soil, who also had brilliant red hair. My friends claimed that they never traveled without these companions." The doctor is perplexed. Who were these strangers?
98637. Soon after saying that he didn?t give a damn, he showed the world just how much he truly did care. He became a real-life adventurer and in fact, a certain tyrant put a bounty on his high flying head. He retired from that episode of his life a major hero to many. Who was he and who was this tyrant after his hide?
98638. Willow, a Jewish macrobiotic vegan neophyte, is found lifeless on her kitchen floor. On the counter, a half eaten wooden bowl of leaf and flower salads: frisée, nasturtiums, bok choy, roquette, borage, marigolds, foxglove, carnations, oakleaf, bee balm, lollo bionda and rouge d?Hiver. Her faith demands immediate burial. They detect no signs of life at all. They are a commune on a remote island with no medical access. Should they bury her now?
98639. When is the new season of 'Scrubs' set to air in the United States?
98640. How is a track on ?Whipped Cream and Other Delights? related to a member recruited to the fictional team The Grapplers?
98641. How is a fish peddler of yesteryear related in name to a 1994 recipient of the United Nations Earth Day International Award?
98642. How is a firearm designed by Herbert Meidel related to an album with a parody cover featuring band member Karl Mueller substituting for Dolores Erickson?
98643. How is a fictional leading lady know as Franzie Hofer (and sometimes Frances Lawrence) connected to an original ?spokesdog? voiced by Carlos Alazraqui?
98644. Whose favourite painter was Adolf Ziegler?
98645. Who is Dajjal?
98646. Who was Imam Shamil?
98647. How many Prophets are there in Islam?
98648. What was the jukebox number not to play in the Olivia Newton John tune "Please Mr. Please"?
98649. What did Marcellus Fleming Berry invent?
98650. In the Hebrew calendar, which are the days of the month that are designated a non-standard Gematric lettering, and why is that?
98651. How are the Eden Project domes heated?
98652. Each US state has a Senior senator and a Junior senator, how are these two roles decided?
98653. What living being has the biggest brain?
98654. Not including living things, does the earth weigh
more now than a billion years ago, as all the elements to make things, such as cars and buildings, must have been here already?
98655. Was the Shroud of Turin found to be fake or the genuine cerecloth of Jesus?
98656. Where is Napoleon Bonaparte buried?
98657. Why do some people with speech impediments pronounce the letter 'R' as an 'L'?
98658. When injury ended her high-flying first career, this libertine carrottop found more artful ways to make a living. Over time, she ran riot through a gallery's worth of employers and colleagues, not to mention a lovestruck composer, and eventually gave birth to a child - père unknown - who, despite a troubled life, became rather better known than Maman. Who was she, and can you find me an amusing anecdote concerning her child's paternity?
98659. Where does Dangermouse live?
98661. What American's portrait did Hitler keep on his office wall?
98662. Apart from Hamburg, in which non-British city did the Beatles first perform live?
98663. Is there any evidence to suggest that the western hemisphere may have been visited by Chinese or Japanese seamen prior to Columbus?
98664. What defendant, in a very famous US trial of the 20th century, and who was not OJ Simpson, tried on a piece of clothing which turned out to be too small for him?
98665. Perdita Perdue, thrown overboard a yacht while attending a meeting, washes ashore at the feet of a meditating Buddhist monk. Fighting unconsciousness, she feels the warm breeze, the coconut water on her lips, over there fishermen with baskets of red herring, receiving euros from buyers. "Where am I?" She asks. "Canton," responds the bilingual yet laconic monk, holding up one finger. Delirious, she murmurs, "I...am...in...meeting..." to which the monk responds, "Exactement!" Where is Perdita?
98666. What controversial event happened in Rochester, New York, involving the Kodak film company in 1988?
98667. What three-letter word can either refer to an Alaskan type of knife or to a nutritious-fruit- bearing tree in Polynesia?
98668. What term for a small informal wine-serving restaurant is said by some to derive from Russian for "quickly" and by others from North-French for a certain mixture of coffee and alcohol?
98669. What is the source for the usage of the number 101 to designate a comprehensive source?
98670. What is the title of the all time best selling e-book?
98671. Where and when was the live recording featuring Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison both stoned on the same stage taken?
98672. Which one's digit has the most prime numbers: 1,3,7 or 9?
98673. Why did some animal activists want Knute the polar bear put to death?
98674. What name is shared by an Olympic swimmer and medallist dubbed ?a golden girl? by Robert Mugabe and a Preakness Stakes winning horse from the 1920?s?
98675. Has Zippo trademarked the distinctive "click" sound of its lids?
98676. What similar fate befell both Ronald Wayne Van Zant in 1977 and Francis Joseph Van Zandt in 1948?
98677. What are Botts dots, and who invented them?
98678. What did Allen Breed invent?
98679. In which 'Family Guy' episode does Adam West state that he loves his job more than he loves taffy (and he's a man who enjoys his taffy)?
98681. What now increasingly popular and often home-made Southern Italian lemon liqueur does not contain any lemon juice in spite of its lemony name and taste?
98683. Is this statement true: Scientists in Brazil have reported the emergence of a species of super-flea; they are bigger than cockroaches and can jump 20 feet (6 m)?
98685. Yesterday at twilight I pulled momentarily into a space reserved for Dr. Cullen. Where am I, and to which author do I allude?
98686. Although it got me nowhere and I saw no athletes, I enjoyed a visit down a boardwalk to a beautiful corner. What is the name of this geographical point, and why do I mention athletes, since there were none?
98687. What does genetics have to do with the fact that sprinters from Jamaica and long distance runners from East Africa are so dominant?
98688. Who were the Three Pure Ones?
98689. What is the world's largest mining company?
98690. In Chinese, what is "Jūnzǐ"?
98691. Tangentally related to bologna and to Parmesan cheese, who was the knight and prince, though not royal, who painted a picture of a milky-white girl and a famous cyclops?
98692. Anselmo, bibliophile, secret hexaphobic, president of "It Tolls for Me" fan club and member of Ailurophobics Anonymous, made the key decision to travel west to the sunny abode of the fan club?s object of admiration. He stopped at the garden and gazed into the trees and said, "I have not the courage! I shall go instead to see the sunrise". His friends were puzzled. Anselmo, suddenly feeling like an old man, headed to the sea, both arms waving farewell as tears in torrents spring forth. Why did Anselmo recoil?
98693. Where is the world's home to the largest hamburger?
98694. The voice of which one of the Chumbawamba female singers is heard in "Tubthumping"?
98696. Performed by The Stray Cats, when was the song 'Stray Cat Strut' first recorded and who was the lead singer?
98697. How many kings ruled England from 1000 AD to 1066 AD?
98698. Whose last recorded words were, "Where is Madhi?"
98700. What was the first song, other than the Scillonian National Anthem, broadcast on Radio Scilly?
98701. Of whom was said, "His life was a fifty year trespass against good taste"?
98702. What movie is this quote from? "You lose! You get nothing! Good day, sir! I said, good day, sir!"
98703. What is the origin of the noun Manuel?
98704. "I'm mad as a wet hen!" This phrase makes no sense, as hens don't care when they get wet. What should be in place of a hen? How was the mistake made?
98705. The death of a single man in the city of Karakorum in the year 1241, arguably dramatically affected Western Europe. Who was the man and why did his death affect Europe?
98706. Was the child who sang the national anthem at the Beijing Olympics a fake?
98707. Do starfish have brains?
98708. What happened at about 10am on September 13, 1862, that affected the outcome of America's Civil War?
98709. Why was Domdaniel called that - I know it means 'house of Daniel', but why?
98710. How many thieves died of boiling oil (not any Disney version, please!)?
98711. For a long time the Arlington National Cemetery did not have a representative of the Vietnam War buried in the ?Tomb of the Unknowns?. Then in the early 1980?s it did. Now it does not. Why this strange occurrence of events?
98712. Where was Maria Maggi, buried in Lot 86, Garden 41, in Milan's Musocco Cemetery, finally entombed?
98713. How is the eye-making employee of Tyrell Corporation connected to the one-eyed bully that delivers a fatal wound to Carlos at Meerkat Manor?
98715. What five religions are allowed in China?
98716. What were the Five elements of Chinese philosophy?
98717. What were the Hundred schools of Chinese philosophy, and what is the relation to Mao Zedong?
98718. Who was Mozi?
98719. When does China plan to send a person to the moon?
98720. Did Mozart ever visit Africa?
98721. How long is Tom DeLay to be out on bail?
98722. What is the smallest airport on Earth?
98723. How many floors is Ketchikan's airport?
98724. A band appeared in the November 5, 2002 episode of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." This Thursday and Friday, the same band will appear in a club named after which musician?
98725. Is the word 'abovequoted' as in abovementioned acceptable in English?
98726. What liquor beverage does Keith Anderson keep in his bus cooler?
98727. What Churchfather's name became the title of a famous "heretical" treatise on theology by a Dutch-born bishop of a diocese in Flanders?
98728. As of 2008, who is the tallest person alive and how tall is he?
98729. What is the largest airport in the United States and where is it?
98730. Who is currently the heaviest man alive and how much does he weigh?
98731. Which 'rock' keyboard player once threw Salvador Dali off stage because he was disrupting his piano solo?
98732. What did Blaise Pascal mean with "Provincial" when he wrote his so-called "Provincial Letters"?
98733. In the anime "Naruto" who wrote the song in the third opening, and what is the song's name?
98734. Near the end of the movie 'Fatal Attraction' what is found in a boiling pot of water?
98735. What Supreme Court case said that newspaper racks are part of the first amendment too?
98736. As written by Dashiell Hammett, what breed of dog was Asta?
98737. How did ex-Milkman Dave Schulthise commit suicide?
98738. In 1959 entertainer Chuck Berry was charged with a violation under the Mann Act. He was found guilty in a subsequent trial in 1961. On what grounds did he appeal the first conviction?
98739. Why did Toom Tabard forge the 'Auld Alliance' with France?
98740. Why is Boston called Beantown?
98741. What is the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster based on?
98742. Who was the only Democratic senator to attend both the wedding and the funeral of Joe McCarthy?
98743. From where comes the phrase "dressed to the nines"?
98744. When was the yellow mustard that is so popular today first made?
98745. In the year of 1984, who was the last British actor to have a night on the town with Richard Burton?
98746. What were the Two Whatevers?
98748. Who was Koxinga?
98749. What were the Thirteen Factories?
98750. What is the 'Mark III' in Indian philosophy and how is it related to a potter's wheel?
98751. What did the bronze medal winner in the long jump in the 1960 Olympics do after he won the bronze medal in his later life?
98752. What occupation, mainly learned by apprenticeship, had no schools to learn it in until the last century?
98754. Where in Indian literature are people described as being packed together as mustard seeds in a bamboo shoot?
98755. What is the name of President George W. Bush's dog?
98756. Which of the following is not a flavor of vodka:
pear, pepper, caramel or banana?
98757. What was Lebron James' nickname after the 2004 Olympics in Athens?
98758. Who is the artist that sings the song about how she had a crush on the boy next door and how she hopes to see him again? She says, "I miss you boy," at the end of the chorus. I remember it being off a Disney soundtrack.
98759. Who was the highest in rank of all the British officers commemorated at the famous Menin Gate at Ypres, what was that rank and of which King was he an illegitimate descendant?
98760. Who was the "French" who refused to collaborate with the "French" in the First World War and of what Belgian town was he, nonetheless, awarded the Earldom in 1922?
98761. On 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' what was Vivian Banks' profession?
98762. Is it true or is it a myth that a column of marching soldiers has to break their rhythm while crossing a bridge to prevent structural damage to the bridge?
98763. Are there any kinds of dogs that you can get even though you are allergic? If so, what breeds?
98764. Why is the Y-shaped incision created in a corpse? Who invented or began this style of autopsy?
98765. Should you go with your first guess on a test, or your second guess?
98766. Who sings the song that starts out, "If I had a picture pinned to my wall," and what is the name of the song?
98767. A theatrical production turned to film featured a tune inspired by a piece of attire owned by a lass who had a very famous father. Who was this girl, and how is she so 'artistically' connected to a department of defense?
98768. Do men have the same "natural" bacteria in their bodies that cause thrush as women do?
98769. What is the German term for someone who becomes emotionally paralyzed?
98770. What writer and soldier penned ?The March Up Country? that inspired a flick featuring Ajax, Swan and Rembrandt?
98771. How is a teenage movie role for the actor soon to replace William Petersen in 2009 related in name to a Neil Young & Crazy Horse track from 2003?
98772. Where can a bronze statue be found of the man with a distinct catch phrase, quoted by Lennon during the coda of The Beatles' 34th Top 10 single in America?
98773. What is the likely origin of the Germanic word ?türken?, meaning to trick or deceive, and how is it related to an encounter with le petit caporal?
98774. In the Olympic volleyball tournament, one player of each team wore a different colour outfit than the rest of the team. What does this indicate?
98775. Of the composers Schubert, Vivaldi, Handel or Bach, which is the odd man out?
98776. What distinction do Edward V and Edward VIII share?
98777. What was Xanana Gusmao?s wife?s maiden name?
98778. In military mess etiquette, which way is the port passed at dinner?
98779. Is this the first Olympic games where the athletes have the country name on their shirts?
98780. What is a condominium?
98781. Is there proof that Irish monks settled in Iceland before the Norse Vikings?
98782. As of August 2008, how many states have a Maoist Prime Minister?
98783. In the partition of India, which specific person decided the border between India and Pakistan?
98784. What occupation is only taught at one school in the world?
98785. What Olympic swimmer drowned in his own bathtub?
98786. These twin towers remain the symbol of a great city. The top of one was demolished intentionally. Each was built by a family as a symbol of power in this city of culture, commerce, learning and even of a renowned sauce. Both still stand, though a bit unsteady. What are they?
98787. How did the British phrase "silly money" originate?
98791. What are the similarities of Autotrophs and Heterotrophs?
98792. As I sit here in the state of Florida listening to the rain come down from Tropical Storm Fay, I started thinking when was the last time that the left (west) coast of the U.S.A. got hit by a hurricane?
98796. What is the only atoll in the eastern Pacific?
98797. A 101 years is a high milestone for anyone, but grandma Amar is feeling nauseous in this restaurant. That ball over there certainly isn?t working. Staring at the horizon isn?t either. Her granddaughter ordered bamboo shoots for lunch...how appropriate, Amar thinks...like a bamboo swaying in the wind...and those people look like ants. Where is she?
98799. Who has 19 statues or memorials dedicated to them in the UK, two in New Zealand, nine in Canada, nine in the United States and five in Australia?
98800. In what church in a Belgian town famous for its link with "the lions led by donkeys" can you also find the tombstone of the so called "Lion of Flanders"?
98801. I noticed on some DVDs of the "The Andy Griffith Show" that it's not the theme song that is used when it's on TV ('The Fishing Hole'). Why is the theme song changed on these DVDs?
98802. What is responsible for the fact that in photographs some people's eyes appear to be red?
98803. Which non-royal, non-political British citizen has appeared on postage stamps twice, has had a British Rail locomotive named after them, has appeared on bank notes and has two US towns named after them?
98804. Has evidence ever been provided to support spontaneous human combustion?
98805. Excluding the US athletes, how many participants in the 2008 Olympics have attended or are currently attending college in the United States?
98806. A Flemish writer had an affair, and a son, with an actress, who later married the son of a Manchester United football player. Who was the writer, and who was the actress?
98807. What is "De leeuw van Vlaanderen"?
98808. Whose dog was Blondi?
98809. What is the Dutch disease?
98811. Did traveling Eskimos leave their old folk to die in the freezing cold?
98812. How is the controversial author of the 1914 work 'The Sheep Track' related to the new bundle of joy for Rossdale and Stefani?
98813. What are the 'lyrics' of the spoken word contributions of the female voice heard in "Spill the Wine" performed by Eric Burdon and War?
98814. What was the original name of the Swiss product that was successfully deciphered by Ralphie using his Orphan Annie decoder pin?
98815. How is "the takeaway Rembrandt" related in name to the criminal ringleader of "the workers of the night"?
98816. What is the only meat that is not condemned by culture or religion?
98817. Ms. Hadley lost a valise in a Paris train station. Her papa, earnest to see her, kept his disappointment down. Still, it affected him, in a way. If ever recovered, it would be worth between $3 and $4 million dollars today. Why such an expensive piece of luggage?
98818. What was the first ship to use the S.O.S. distress signal?
98819. Who is the baby that appears on the cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind"?
98821. Which of the March girls in ?Little Women? sold her hair to help pay her father?s fare home?
98822. What was the name of the first comic ever published in Australia?
98823. Who was born first, Jesus Christ or Muhammad?
98824. What medical invention of world importance was created at Melbourne University in 1974?
98825. How many Athletics world records have been broken at the China Olympics?
98826. How many participants of the Beijing Olympics were disqualified for using illegal substances during the games?
98827. When was the wireless Internet invented?
98828. Five hundred million people travel daily on what type of vehicle?
98829. What is the best bowling score you can have with no strikes?
98830. What was the first permanent settlement in the United States?
98831. In the Academy Awards what Best Picture winner was the first to be even partially set in Los Angeles, California, and the first to show an Oscar statuette in the film?
98832. How is one molecule of ATP formed from one molecule of ADP?
98833. If a plant has a high amount of the orange pigment carotene, what color leaves would it have, and why?
98834. What 21 year old British soldier was killed in action somewhere near Ypres in March 1915 after, as a young boy, having co-inspired a most famous play about an "eternal child"?
98835. What percent of the world's canals are without locks?
98836. What successful action undertaken by British troops on 7th June 1917, made the so-called Third Battle of Ypres possible in World War I?
98837. What is the coldest city in the United States?
98838. What is the sentence 'Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz' an example of?
98839. In addition to England, what states or territories feature the 'three lions' in their coat of arms?
98840. Is there a difference between a cougar, a puma, a mountain lion and a panther?
98841. What was the first official flag for an independent Greek state after the fall of Constantinople?
98842. Which song that reached number two in the UK in 1981 was based on an aria by Jules Massenet?
98843. In the United States what was cotton candy's original name?
98844. What happened in the poodle clipping event in the 1900 Paris Olympics?
98845. Who are the only three male tennis players to have won Grand Slam titles on both grass, clay and hard courts?
98846. Which hell raising British actor, nicknamed 'The Voice' died in August 1984?
98847. Which sport team won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1982 and '83?
98848. What's the largest British war cemetery in the world?
98849. In what circumstances and how do you render the military salute, "Rest on your arms reversed"?
98850. How did Planta Tartarica Barometz make sheep?
98851. What comic book superheroine could turn Nazis into doves and their planes into chickens?
98852. What are the limitations to Ral Benem?s superpowers?
98853. She was a New Orleans girl and the daughter of Charity. In early years afflicted with genu varum it never hampered her performances. In fact 20,000 people clamoured for her religious Christmas music when she was heard on the national radio in southernmost of the Nordic countries. She died in the Windy City and was eulogized by Coretta Scott King. Who was this beloved entertainer?
98854. What well known artist wrote and recorded "Havana Moon", recently broadcast by Bob Dylan on his own radio show?
98855. What song by an ordained minister was recorded by the Rolling Stones in the late sixties?
98856. Besides "dreamt" what other English words end in the letters "mt"?
98857. Who is the longest serving US Senate Vice President nominee?
98858. What was the most watched TV event in US history?
98859. What was the most watched TV event on CNN?
98860. What was the most watched presidential debate in history?
98861. Whose funeral on CNN was at the time the most watched show in CNN history, and how did she die? She is a big hint.
98862. Is Daniel Radcliffe dead?
98863. Considering Australia a continent, what is the world's largest island after Greenland?
98865. Who did we follow Around the World in 80 Days in 1989?
98866. Who was the only woman to win a gold for Britain in the 1984 Summer Olympics?
98867. Who was the only person tried for war crimes in the United States?
98868. In a Chinese dialect this term describes the energetic, flavorful, fiery, life-giving and even superstitious qualities of freshly and properly cooked food. Leftovers are certainly devoid of it. What is this two-word term, written pinyin style?
98869. In 2003 this popular U.S. actor, not named Philip, played Truman Capote in a movie alongside another even more popular actor. Hint: 'alongside'. Who is he?
98870. Which musical piece was inspired by the poem about Mrs. Gill?
98871. It killed the radio star and is unique in video history for what reason?
98872. Which country won the most gold medals in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?
98873. Which book(s) title's did Aaron Copland use to create some musical pieces?
98876. What troops closed the gap in the Ypres Salient that had been created by the first German use of poison gas on April 22nd 1915?
98877. What is the name of the instrument used to record daily duration of sunshine?
98878. What is the name of the instrument that measures the depth of water that originally fell as snow?
98879. What is a sounding balloon?
98880. In India, White Revolution refers to the production of what?
98881. Why is the border between Turkey and Armenia closed?
98882. What is the northernmost city of the world with more than 100,000 inhabitants?
98883. What is Leo Belgicus?
98884. What was the Morean War?
98885. The United States came second in the Olympic medal table for the number of gold medals. Is there a list to show the individual totals for each state?
98888. Where and when in World War I did the Catholics of the 16th Irish division and the Protestants of the 36st Ulster division fight side by side against the German enemy, and by what typically Irish monument are they now commemorated?
98889. What snake lives in the river, (cited in the national anthem of Zimbabwe,) imagined by Kipling in "The Elephant's Child"?
98890. Why did Jack Pickford almost kill himself in 1920 on an American-bound ocean liner?
98891. How is a Rifkin flick uniquely filmed with only surveillance camera footage related to a late 1930?s hateful article by The Führer?s nephew?
98892. What was the reason for the uprising that allegedly caused the Massacre of Thessaloniki?
98893. Which common food item has its named derived from the Hindi word for 'thing'?
98894. In the UK, what is the highest drink driving reading ever been? I've heard of people being 3 or 4 times the limit, just wondering if anyone has ever been 5 times the limit.
98895. Who is known as "the Liberal Lion"?
98896. What is a Wuppie? I have had them mentioned to me as an advertising gimmick, but I don't know what they are.
98897. What is a gonk?
98898. Up until the early 1990?s, of what facility did the Royal Melbourne Hospital boast the second largest in the world?
98899. What is the significance of ?Crossing the Rubicon??
98900. What caused the unexpected death of Stu Sutcliff?
98901. What is the name of the song that has a chorus sounding similar to "oh Leo, whoa oh oh oh oh oh"? I think it's an eighties rock song and I don't think they are actually saying Leo.
98902. How do whirlpools form, and what has been the largest recorded whirlpool?
98903. Can a tornado form in a cloudless sky?
98904. When tornadoes hit water, do they turn into water spouts?
98905. What Martina McBride video was made in Montreal, Quebec at the training ground for Cirque du Soleil?
98906. Who led Argentina's military Junta in 1982?
98907. Which songwriter was 100 years old in 1988?
98909. Which footwear brands does Avenged Sevenfold carry? Which is the one Matt Shadows is wearing in the 'Seize the Day' video?
98910. Figuratively, can a wok breathe?
98911. Hair loss in this part of the body is associated with deafness. Where is it?
98912. Whose shooting in November 1980 was watched by millons?
98913. Which ex-British Prime Minister died in 1986?
98914. What mini-Palladian villa designed by an architect famous for, among other things, his war memorials, can be admired by the general public inside one of the royal residences of Queen Elisabeth II?
98915. What killed Antarctic explorer Xavier Mertz?
98916. What is the origin of the traditional dousing of women with water on Smingus Dyngus?
98917. How is the gift that Peter Cottontail bestows upon "your Mommy" related to a Nashville landmark where 'Coal Miner's Daughter' was partially filmed and was the subject of the tune 'The Wettest Shoulders in Town'?
98918. How is La gazza ladra connected to a famous inn/pub that was the best seat in the house to watch executions like that of Michael Barrett?
98919. What was the first permanent Dutch trading post in Indonesia?
98920. Why did Britain and the USSR invade Iran in 1941?
98921. Who are the Hashemites, and do they rule any country today?
98922. What was the Easter Rising in Ireland?
98923. This famous couple separated after over 40 years together. Each broke from the mold of the typical celebrity, both maintaining a dignified silence. No barbed words from her, a stoic façade held as only he can. They reunited on February of 2006 after only two years apart, perhaps realizing that theirs is a love that should not be toyed with. What are their full names?
98924. Emeraude is lamenting the imperfections in her verdant garden, fissures marring the deep green. Her friend Bijoux says, "Don't be silly. That makes it more desirable." What are they talking about?
98925. Why are some lakes claimed to be "bottomless?"
98926. What unusual thing do Enrico Caruso, Tony Martin and Elvis Presley have in common?
98927. Which country, due to poor soils and lack of surface water, imports almost 90% of its food?
98928. Shaking one?s head usually implies ?No?, while a nod means ?Yes?. In what country is this the opposite?
98929. How many time zones does the world?s longest railway cross?
98930. What is the least numbers called out in a game of bingo and a participant shouted for a "full-house", ie all 15 numbers came out?
98931. What is the verified record for a crowd inside a stadium?
98932. What is the fastest speed recorded for a 125cc motorcycle?
98933. What role was played by the German "Rotkreuz" substances in World War I and why is there definitely no link with a "Red Cross" hospital?
98934. What nickname was given by British soldiers in World War I to the boardwalks they had to use for walking in a queue across wet or muddy ground?
98935. What do an 18th-century German philosopher, an American vice president who succeeded to the presidency, Paul Reubens, Agnes Bojaxhiu, and Schmuel Gelbfisz have in common?
(This is straightforward and not my typical question.)
98936. Governments and political parties are often characterized as being on the right, in the center, or on the left. Where does this characterization come from?
98937. Who did George Bush defeat in the US Presidential elections in 1988?
98938. Water from a power plant is ejected directly into a lagoon that people pay to bathe in. This lagoon is in the southwest of a very young country. People were alarmed when the customary blue turned green in June '07. What is the lagoon called in the local language?
98939. Is it true that in July 2009 smoking will be banned in public places in Turkey?
98940. Is it true that the town of Melattu in Tamil Nadu, India is famous for its Bharatnatyam?
98941. The name of which African country's capital city means Elephant trunk in its local dialect?
98942. Which Indian city is also referred to as The City of Oranges?
98943. What Swedish producer/songwriter wrote hits for Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, among others?
98944. A sky high penthouse, a seashell, the very famous quaking aspen bridge of Seville, a certain Leonardo of Italy (another one) have all what in common?
98947. Why were 10 February and 14 March of the year 1920 very special days in the history of Denmark?
98948. How did "having one's name on a bullet" originate?
98949. What travels through space at 66,650 mph?
98950. What is the name of the alien race in Alan Dean Foster's 1982 book 'Nor Crystal Tears'?
98951. What 'revolting absurdities' did Boz specifically request that mourners not wear at his funeral?
98952. How much did the stand-in ?trumpet player? receive for his photo on the second album by the band that released An American Prayer in 1978?
98953. Its 1776 patent describes it as, ?an arm which unites expedition, safety, and facility in using with the greatest certainty in execution, the two great dessiderata [sic] of gunnery never before united." How is this revolutionary weapon related to a co-inventor of Post-it notes?
98954. What is the difference between first, second, and third person?
98956. Who was the last person to be executed in Europe for witchcraft?
98958. Twin brothers leave the same school at the same time to go home to the same house. It's raining steadily, one walks straight home and one runs straight home. Does one get wetter than the other?
98959. Is it correct to say, "My hypothesis is correct"?
98960. What is the name of a song sung in Russian by a Dutch band who bears the same name as a Spanish pop band?
98961. What major Middle East country will open its first stock exchange this year?
98962. How many Olympic gold medals did India ever win?
98963. In what war was mustard gas last used?
98964. What is Yersinia pestis?
98965. Which country first colonized the residence of the 2008 Democratic vice presidential nominee?
98966. Which classical composer enjoyed playing the ancient Roman game of beard-pulling?
98967. When did blood letting cease to be a widely used medical practice?
98968. What vegetable is vodka derived from?
98970. What causes people to laugh when tickled?
98971. What 3-letter word stood for the letter T in many soldier's slang terms in World War I?
98972. What does Emma stand for in Ack Emma and Pip Emma?
98973. What stages will a person go through when the carotid artery is cut and how long will each take?
98974. Destroyed in a great conflagration, this house of worship was rebuilt by a "bird" not at all related to the phoenix. Burned a second time in a global conflict, its rubble was salvaged, transported a great distance and built yet again as a memorial to a great man and one of his strongest speeches. What is its rather androgynous name, and where does it stand?
98975. How is Donald Turnupseed?s infamous vehicle connected to the author of Edgar Allan Crow?
98976. How is the horse that paralysed Christopher Reeve in 1995 connected to a 1986 album by Kevin Haskins, David J. & Daniel Ash?
98977. How can contrails provide clues to upcoming weather?
98978. How is the July, 1991 arrest of Paul Reubens connected to the sister of Betty Lou Barto?
98979. What president said, "The only people who seem to like me are my family"?
98980. Recently, people took part in a mass lycopene bath. Where?
98981. What museum shows as art a frog crucified?
98982. Who was the lowest-ranked tennis player to win a Grand Slam event?
98984. What is the New Zealandese equivalent for the Canadian maple leaf?
98985. What is at present the national emblem of South Africa in sports competitions?
98986. When was the last occasion that a picture of Queen Elizabeth II was published, wearing a swimming costume?
98987. Various hoaxers and swindlers have tried to sell the Eiffel Tower since it was built in 1889. There was one serious offer from a man who could have paid for it. It was refused. Who was it?
98988. On average, how often during his life did Mozart write a new piece of music?
98989. What is the name of the only natural, permanently deep, highland lake in Australia, that is not of glacial or volcanic origin?
98990. What contains the 37 powers of the brain?
98992. When and what was the origin of Halloween?
98993. Where is there a working toliet made almost entirely of gold?
98994. French fries are belgian in Belgium and danish are what in Denmark?
98995. In a fevered dream, Ethel views a gathering of notables around a Victrola. Ellington, Hockney, Nabokov, Lizst and Bernstein watch Rachmaninoff no. 3 on the cone. Kandinsky and O?Keefe knock feebly on the door, but are repulsed with "Begone, you fakers!" What illustrious group has Ethel stumbled upon and why the abrupt dismissal?
98996. What cities in Spain did Franco have bombed?
98997. Who was the first person to commit suicide?
98998. Were the Jutes of Danish Jutland in any way related to the Goths of Swedish Götaland?
98999. What difference does it make whether Charlemagne organised the "delocatio" of 4,OOO captured Saxons rather than the "decollatio"?