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Questions From Sep 17 08
99501. Who was known as the Spider King?
99502. What was the smallest US state that a president came from?
99503. What is the German term which expresses the collection of all Latinate speaking peoples?
99504. What is relative deprivation?
99505. Is the official language for Wikipedia English or American English?
99506. What is relative fitness?
99507. Why did the British call the Dutchmen 'frogs'?
99508. What have the following got in common,
Teatro di San carlo in Naples.
Teatro Amazonas in manaus.
Teatro Colon in Buenos Aries.?
99509. Which colonel in the New Model Army became son in law to Oliver Cromwell, became Commander- chief in Ireland before helping to remove Richard Cromwell whilst Commender in chief of England?
99510. Suetonius Paulinus was the Roman governor who tried to extend the Roman conquest in North Wales. But whose famous revolt did he quell in the midlands during his time in Britain?
99511. Where did Charles Schultz get the idea for his character Charlie Brown's yellow shirt with the zigzag black stripe?
99512. Apart from Ireland, which is the only place in the world, albeit a dependency, which celebrates St Patrick's Day as a public Holiday? I known the other places are Northern Ireland, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Montserrat, but I don't understand the 'Albeit a Dependency' bit?
99513. Aside from an ostrich, what working land animal has the largest eyes?
99514. What is the medical term, derived from classical Greek, for the inability to recognize faces?
99515. What physical disability characterized the player who scored the winning goal in the first FIFA World Cup final?
99516. Is there a phobia of being in a garage and it opening it while you're inside?
99517. Why do balloons attract static from the hair of females only?
99518. Was there ever a rule in a school were it stated that you can't do your best?
99519. Why did the Natural Rights change from "Life, Liberty, and Property" to "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness?
99521. What very rare site appeared over England recently for only a short time?
99522. Charlotte Corday?s victim had a skin condition for which he sought relief using a kitchen staple. What is this common kitchen ingredient?
99523. George was too full for dinner because he did not heed his wife?s advice. Take his name, drop a vowel and you have what he was told not to do. Take his name, add a vowel, jumble the letters except the first and last and you have the tasty tidbit he could not resist. What was he told not to do to what?
99524. With ear to the ground and cupped hand, this sculpture seems to be listening to the ground. Nearby is a church built on fish taxes and dedicated to an incinerated general. It is rich with Rubens' paintings and was once a barn. What is the sculpture called?
99525. Using the same six letters for each word, name a color, a Spanish town, a horse, a defunct French car and a dragon rider. What are the five words?
99526. This lead guitarist of a North American band which recorded for a European label was born in an Asian capital and his surname matches a South American capital. Who is he?
99527. Who wrote the "Fanfare for the New Atlantis"?
99528. In which French museum was an original and new melody sketch by Mozart discovered?
99529. Which 10th century Hungarian tribe took its name from the term for 'rulers beyond', and were often the guards for the borders of the country?
99530. Who was Matthias Corvinus?
99531. In economical terms, what is a ?walkout??
99532. Why did the quagga go extinct?
99533. What is a dogberry?
99534. What is the only postcode in the UK which has a zero immediately following the first two letters?
99535. What, in a long standing radio series is described as 'An inanimate object which is purely for the senses; something to look at, or touch, or taste, or smell, but which is not going to help you to live'?
99536. What is a "prozbol" (or "prosbol") and for whom is it getting urgent to perform it these days?
99537. In advertising, who connects Worthingtons, Mercury Telecon, and Dime bars?
99538. In which Derbyshire village can you see a clock which has 63 minutes painted on the face, said to be the work of someone who had over-indulged his lunch-time tipple?
99539. Not related to global warming, how is it possible that Canada might acquire another climate?
99540. Which word is often used in a derogatory manner, meaning 'to delight' and which composer often referred to himself as this 'adjective'?
99542. Can animals get sunburn?
99543. What were the reasons for the failure of the Paris Commune of 1871?
99544. Which currency was named after an oyster?
99545. What are the only two currently circulating currencies that do not have division units based on a power of ten?
99546. King Edward VIII ruled for less than a year in 1936. Were there any coins minted with his portrait?
99547. Did Belarus introduce the Taler as its currency in 1994?
99548. What alphabet was a direct successor of Phoenician, though certain letter values were changed to represent vowels?
99549. All modern Indian and Middle Eastern writing systems use a script that can be traced back to what alphabet?
99550. How is Rivka Golani?s instrument of choice connected to the official flower of the province that is the English translation for the city of Braunschweig?
99551. What word/name links bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and a fictional military character brought to life by Buck Henry in a movie from 1970?
99552. What make of car was Cozy Powell driving when he died?
99553. For what traditional reason do the Dutch eat chicken stuffed with sauerkraut at Christmas and to celebrate the New Year?
99554. How did Twiggy cause an awkward problem for Lisa?
99555. Which film star won the Hawthornden Prize for literature with only his second novel?
99556. Who went on a rampage with the Shrinky-Pig 2000 in a children's superhero story?
99557. What is a rare circular 360 degree rainbow called?
99558. What is the title of the novel, set in the 12th century, that tells the story of a monk who is empowered to build the greatest ever Gothic Cathedral, a story of good verses evil?
99559. Who holds the record for most stolen bases in a career in Major League Baseball?
99560. Who is the only actor two play to different characters in the James Bond series and who were the two characters?
99561. Which chocolate company was established first, Hershey or Nestlé?
99562. What movie won best picture at the Oscars in 2006?
99563. What do Windsor, Kensington and Chelsea in the UK have in common?
99564. Who discovered that the universe is expanding?
99565. Who discovered the three basic laws of planetary motion?
99566. Who formulated the periodic table of elements commonly used today?
99567. In 1986 someone with the initials SJH said, "I swear this is my last restaurant." Who is SJH?
99568. How does a non-assisted double play work?
99569. Who just created a strange clock that shows a hideous creature "eating" time in a symbolic nature?
99570. How common is it for a player to steal home from third?
99571. Which variety of apple contains the highest sugar content?
99572. Which internet browser consumes the least computer memory, e.g. per navigating to the same webpage?
99573. Between what plates is the Tan-Lu Fault situated, epicenter of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake?
99574. What is the world's smallest snake?
99575. What happened to Robert Irving on 'Dinner: Impossible' on the Food Network channel?
99576. Which literary character did Robert F. Kennedy quote in his speech at the 1964 Democratic Convention?
99577. What was the Druidic practice of forecasting the fate of newborn children called?
99578. Who owned the London studio from which BBC began broadcasting on November 14, 1922?
99579. Which blood type is the most rare?
99580. If the father is Rh negative and the mother is also Rh negative what blood group can their child be?
99581. How many keys are there on a piano?
99582. In ancient Greece, why were the perioicoi given power?
99583. Are Rover cars still being produced?
99584. Whose car has the licence plate number SCV 1, and what do the letters stand for?
99585. What Jewish composer, whose first name used to be Jacob, later changed his name?
99586. How was Ringo Starr noted for his ?malapropisms??
99588. Among the pieces of music written by Modest Mussorgsky is one not-very-often-performed choral work titled "Yisus Navin" ("Joshua bin Nun"). I only have the piece with its piano accompaniment. Is there a version in existence which was orchestrated by any of the Russian Five?
99589. How many different nationalities have reached number one in the UK singles chart?
99590. What Carla Thomas tune made the cut for Tom Jones? new album due out on November 25th, 2008?
99591. Which character on the 1985 Disney half-hour TV series ?Gummi Bears? did June Foray voice?
99592. The name of what colour can be heard in the national anthems of Maldives and Belarus?
99593. What is the name of the female faeries found in Central America that resemble portly kids with wings and assist in turning the Wheel of the Year?
99595. Though Blake and Krystle Carrington only pretended to live there, it is a real mansion nevertheless. What is this opulent home?s name and what does it mean?
99596. How is Americus relevant to the history of renewable energy?
99597. This painting of a couple ensconced in a cockleshell amidst a raging storm is a testament to the painter?s unrequited love. The woman in question was the child of an artist, wife of a great composer, then of an architect, then of a novelist/poet. What was her complete name?
99598. It is a ship driven by steam or an Asian dish of many varieties. By what general term is this type of dish known in Japan?
99599. What is the history behind the fact that in many games the Joker card is the strongest card, even stronger than the King?
99600. Singing two verses of the song, how many times do you sing ?Happy Birthday??
99601. When was the first appendix operation performed?
99602. Which attracts most overseas visitors: the United States' cultural capital New York City, or Europe's party island Ibiza?
99603. Why can't smoke detectors tell the difference between smoke and steam?
99604. How much mail does Royal Mail lose per year?
99605. What did Edmund Burke mean by stating that after the French revolution, "the glory of Europe" was extinguished forever?
99606. Ken Follett is best known as an author. But he is also a character in a book. By whom?
99607. In tennis who was the player who became the fourth musketeer?
99608. What is known as a "stink bug" and why?
99609. When was the UN Convention signed?
99610. How many articles are in the UN convention?
99611. Which two countries have not signed the UN Convention?
99612. Why are many "Trekkies" sad today?
99613. Yoko Ono has a lead vocal on what Beatles' song?
99615. What Russian island can be seen from the United States in good weather?
99616. What country is about to get its first Catholic prime minister?
99617. What is a ?Dutch uncle?, and why is it called so?
99618. What kind of food is Vareniki?
99619. What's the best selling brand of laundry detergent?
99620. Who got their clothes torn off last night?
99621. What does a national park have to do with the constitution?
99622. According to a TV program only one allied aircraft crashed on central London during World War II. What type was it, who was the pilot and what caused it to crash?
99623. What is the biggest ever Gummy Bear?
99624. Why do some observers speculate that the 23-Sep-08 shootings in Kauhajoki, Finland are "copycat" shootings?
99625. How is hometown of the actress potraying Carol Brady on television related to the 1946 movie "Black Beauty"?
99626. Who was Marjorie Daw in the nursery rhyme "Seesaw Marjorie Daw"?
99627. Which country took away the gold for "Tug of War", the last time that it was an official Olympic event?
99628. What name for a certain code of silence, and of "knowing your place", is most probably derived from the Italian word for "humility"?
99629. Who scored the last 4 point try in rugby union?
99630. Why does a clinical thermometer have a constriction and a laboratary thermometer does not?
99631. Which Carthaginian General's army crossed the Alps to attack the Romans during the Punic Wars?
99632. Who is the current president of the John Birch Society?
99633. What is the name of Star Trek's iconic spaceship?
99634. What colour are US mail boxes?
99635. Which is the only species of snake found in the Artic circle?
99636. Why are dogs afraid of fireworks?
99637. What is the largest member of the dolphin family?
99638. Does anyone know if the person who is going to play Wonder Woman in the new "Wonder Woman" flick has been chosen, and if so, who is it?
99639. In the United States, how many times may a person be elected President, and why in some countries does the President have more power than the Prime Minister?
99640. Is there any envelope or paper (mostly used in Speed Post) when immersed in water causes no damage to the envelope or paper, and if so, what is it called and how does it work?
99641. Is it true that asthma patients are advised to swallow Hyderabadi fish, which seems a good remedy for those patients?
99642. After an American citizen has served as President of the United States, may he/she go on to serve an inferior position again? Specifically, can a former President serve as Vice President?
99643. Does anyone know the Disney Villain characters' birthdays? I was wondering if it is posted anywhere, as it would be interesting to know since I love Disney Villains.
99644. What does a Pluviometer measure?
99645. How far away is the horizon? In other words, when standing on a flat surface with no natural or man made obstructions in your view, exactly how far can you see before the curvature of the earth makes it impossible to see any further?
99647. In Kron's New Groove, what's the names of the 10 children (the 2 teams) and the old persons?
99648. What body of water is west of Florida?
99649. What states are north of Florida?
99650. What is multitasking?
99651. What was Einsatzkommando Finnland?
99652. Which Russian composers were called ?The Five??
99653. What was a Kende?
99654. What stadium has hosted a World Series, Super Bowl, and Final Four?
99655. A passage from a 17th century epic poem about the fall of man inspired this statue in a pleasant retreat of a park, said to be a unique representation of the subject. What is the statue?
99656. Start with a heavenly body in French, drop a vowel and you have a cloth. Drop another vowel and you have work. Drop a consonant and you have a precious resource. Translate the last word back to French and its closest English homophone is a rudimentary device of travel. What is the sequence of six words?
99657. What is a recently named naturally occurring mineral that is not from the earth?s crust?
99658. This basis of many mother sauces is a mixture of fat and flour, a word of four letters. Indulge in it and you risk needing this procedure, same word plus another and a letter. Why? Your innards will be arranged in that shape, that's why. What are the sauce base and the procedure called?
99659. In Shakespeare's plays how many suicides are recorded?
99660. The Beatles' song "Got To Get You Into My Life" was about who?
99661. P & O stands for Peninsular and Oriental
I understand the oriental bit, but what does the peninsular bit refer to?
99662. In Walt Disney's 'Make Mine Music' what is the name of the characters in the second video called 'All the Cats Join In'? I mean the blond boy, his girlfriend, and the blond kid with her. Do you know?
99663. What was Rome?s first type of government?
99664. What religion began in the Roman province of Judea?
99665. According to Roman tradition, who founded Rome?
99666. Who did Caesar defeat to become dictator?
99667. What is the name given to the phenomenon whereby sound waves and electromagnetic radiation display an apparent change in frequency as a result of relative motion between the source and the observer?
99668. In English football, who are the only club to have finished bottom of the Football League to then go on to defeat the then League Champions (Top Division) in the FA Cup the following season?
99669. In which period of the geological time scale did the first animals, amphibians, occur?
99670. What nine letter word means the enunciation of the letter 'r' as an 'l' in speech impediments?
99673. Who sings the song that has the lyrics "Hey man what about you?"
99674. In honor of the day, I'd like to ask that people not put a space between the question mark and the last word of a sentence. What is being celebrated today?
99676. What is an Abjad?
99677. What is a Gweilo?
99678. Who are fighting the Nigerian ?oil war??
99679. What was the lowest oil price ever?
99680. They refer to two colors or two fruits or two Led Zeppelin songs. What are these two words?
99681. Precocious Pete is asked, "How many cranial fontanelles does your month-old baby brother have, palpable or not?" to which he responds by holding up his fingers. How many fingers?
99682. It is a peppery nasturtium or a groundbreaking French politician or indicative of a color in the middle of the visible spectrum. What is it?
99683. Sally Smart feels nana's nubbly purse, touching the fish integument and thinking, "Just add a patch and it is a clue to that multi-system disease." What clue to what disease?
99684. Who proposed that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction?
99685. Where would you find a philtrum?
99686. Where was the treaty signed establishing the EEC?
99687. Which creature can turn its stomach inside out?
99688. What breed of dog was Supreme Champion at Crufts in 2008?
99689. In the UK the price of a first class stamp was increased in July, 2007 to what?
99690. What nine letter word means bald head, or bald person because of the similarity to a certain pungent vegetable which has had its outer skin removed?
99691. Which country's government had to bail out the financial institutions after a real estate bubble imploded in 1992?
99692. Baloo got a train from Halifax to Hull the other day. He's keeping the ticket - but he is rather unlikely to get one from either place to the third member of the trio. Where is this place, and what same named station could Baloo possibly get a ticket from - but not to either of the first two?
99693. How did William Wrigley first begin to sell his famous chewing gum?
99694. If consuming a teaspoon of honey is good, are there any side effects?
99695. What is the tallest building in Pennsylvania?
99696. Coin collectors are called numismatists. What are paper money collectors called?
99697. Is the car used in the current 'Knight Rider' television show the same model as the show that first aired in the 1980's?
99698. On an episode of 'Raw' there was a match between "Barack Obama" and "Hillary Clinton." Assuming that the Rock played Barack, who played Hillary?
99699. What country will have the highest per capita car production in the world by 2009?
99700. What European currencies are linked to the dollar?
99701. Why were the Beatles banned in Israel in 1965?
99702. What is a dreadnought?
99703. What US Presidents were widowers while they were president?
99704. Why are pickles more than often Kosher?
99705. Who killed Archduke Ferdinand?
99706. What is the leading country in corn exports?
99707. Who were the 42 cartoonists who paid homage to Charles Schulz on May 27, 2000?
99708. What is the purpose of the blue plastic markers, similar in size and shape to the clear/white markers used to highlight lane markings, which have appeared in recent years on suburban roads around Melbourne, Australia? They are sometimes placed parallel to the direction of the road, and sometimes perpendicular to it.
99709. What is the connection between a French Impressionist painter and a childhood sporting misadventure?
99710. What were the years of the Persian Gulf War?
99711. What film has won the most Oscars?
99712. What was the Tripartite Pact, and why did Yugoslavia sign it on March 25, 1941?
99713. Are there any examples of democracies declaring war on other democracies?
99714. What is the difference between non-belligerent and neutral?
99715. What was the Croatian Spring?
99716. How does a satellite work?
99717. Who was Roy Rogers?
99718. Is a roly-poly an insect?
99720. When was the first US Presidental debate in a campaign?
99721. What is a golden parachute?
99722. What was the name of the Warner Brothers cartoon in which Sylvester inherited some money and Elmer Fudd was trying to convince Sylvester to invest his inheritance?
99723. What are the differences between the Moroccan and Tunisian preparations of couscous?
99724. On 22nd July 1939, an 18-year old British Private of the Worcestershire Regiment was killed in an ambush on the Hebron-Beersheba road. What was his name?
99725. How heavy was the device used by a Swiss stunt-flyer to cross the Channel in an entirely novel way on Friday 26th of September 2008?
99726. Which disease was called "le loup" in the Middle Ages?
99727. Which substance did Thomas More in his "The Last Four Things" claim to have protected the body from contagions prevalent in the Middle Ages?
99728. In Rabelais' book "Gargantua and Pantagruel" how did the young Gargantua entertain himself on rainy occasions?
99729. How much did Troy weigh?
99730. When was the very first US presidential debate?
99731. What were the professions of Nostradamus and Benedict Arnold?
99732. What movie marked the film debut of the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards winner for ?outstanding supporting actress in a drama series??
99733. How is the intended beheading victim of the ?Toronto 18? connected to the creator of Arthur Radley?
99734. How is the partner of Boming and Zhigang related in name to Yuichi Kumakura?s partner of Kir?
99735. A study at Tufts University in Boston shows that you can reduce your risk of cold and flu by 30% if you eat what for breakfast everyday?
99738. What was the name the actor who played the drummer in 'School of Rock'?
99739. What US coins to date have had pictures of Indians (Native Americans) on them?
99741. Who invented the thermometer?
99742. What is photochemistry?
99743. Is it true that Italian marble and furniture are famous worldwide? Are French chandeliers famous worldwide?
99744. In which European city are the Nobel Prizes awarded?
99745. Mathematicians at the University of California could be in line for a $120,600 prize for finding a new prime number. The newly discovered number is made up of 13 million digits. Who is offering the prize?
99746. Does ozone occur at ground level?
99747. Who was the first scientist to formulate a theory on evolution?
99748. Did Finland and Germany declare war on each other during World War II?
99749. What is the Safir 1?
99750. On what island can you visit five French cloisters and hear Annie warble optimistically about the sunrise, all on the same afternoon?
99751. Willow, strumous vegan, assiduously avoids the coleslaw and strawberry soy shakes at the buffet. Why?
99752. Where is the deepest living coral reef exhibit in the world?
99753. What is a feared event in the on-going large experiment beneath the French-Swiss border and also something that you do to a parched throat?
99754. What is the origin of the phrase, "Two o'clock and all is well"? Why was the time called out in this way and what determined if things were well or not?
99755. How many years has Best Buy been in the sport of racing?
99756. Is blood blue or red whilst inside our veins?
99757. How many episodes were there in the original 'Star Trek'?
99758. What is a volsella forcep?
99759. Who stars as Sam Winchester in 'Supernatural'?
99760. Where is the fastest elevator in the world?
99762. In 'The Simpsons' what is Comic Book Guy's full name?
99765. Who is Homo ergaster?
99766. What caused the end of the Qajar dynasty in Iran?
99767. What was the world's first oil pipeline?
99768. When was home rule returned to Northern Ireland?
99769. Found in both the Old and the New Testaments, believed in ancient Britain to have sprung from an emperor's daughters, esconced in a famous municipal building in Britain's capital as well as in an historic arcade in a daughter country, who is this pair that will be ritually paraded about a month hence? And, what does the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers have to do with them?
99770. This anadromous fish is represented as a gaudy street walker in the largest city of a recently popular state. What is the fish called?
99771. If in a restaurant you ordered the transverse section of the distal tibia of a juvenile bovine to enjoy its myeloid and stromal tissues, what would be the name of the most likely accompanying topping?
99772. What 5 letter word denotes overt masculinity or massive bodies that we can?t see, yet may account for a lot of ?space??
99773. Precocious Pete watches the lady on the balcony abduct her left arm, adduct and then alternately pronate and supinate her forearm while keeping the ipsilateral hand in the anatomical position. What is she doing?
99774. Who is the last surviving British soldier of World War I and what ceremony did he attend on Sunday, 28 September 2008, 8 p.m. local time?
99775. Isaac Newton's famous statement about standing on the shoulders of giants is generally believed to be a modest appreciation by him of previous intellectual efforts. One well known science author has in fact suggested that it is a very cleverly worded insult of whom?
99776. What time is always put on clocks or watches in commercials or displays?
99777. Why (not how) does fission take place?
99778. Which is further, Los Angeles to London (UK) or Los Angeles (US) to Sydney (AU)?
99779. What is the most probable reason that whales beach themselves?
99780. My name might make you think I work on a drill rig. While not true, I did do something big. I connected e and i and cosine and sine. Could you guess that elusive name of mine?
99781. Jewish people celebrate new year 5769 tomorrow. What is the source for this count?
99782. What is body hair transplant?
99783. A howdah is used in transporting people by what animal?
99784. What company started as "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web"?
99785. What did Jawaharlal Nehru describe as the Queen of Hill Station?
99786. Why does Uranus appear white?
99787. When was the biggest one day loss ever on the US Stock Market?
99788. Is the www (world wide web) and the internet the same thing, or are they different systems?
99789. What animal strikes by expanding its mouth in one 1/16th of a second, creating a suction strong enough to engulf its prey?
99790. Born in 1978, what is the exact birthdate (day and month) of Anna Torv, an actress in the new TV show 'Fringe'?
99791. Who created the Periodic Table?
99792. Who shot John Wilkes Booth?
99793. Was 'Scarface' based on a true story?
99794. Not counting 'The Simpsons,' what TV series is the longest running in history?
99795. Who introduced Western science, technology and educational methods to Iran?
99796. What is the Triskelion, and what does it symbolize?
99797. What parties were part of the Olive Tree political coalition in Italy?
99799. How did Glennallen, Alaska get its name?
99800. For what offence was James Daniel Healey, from Adelaide, South Australia, recently sentenced to 150 hours of community service?
99801. Forestry Tasmania has renamed a tourist attraction near Smithton in the north west of the state, to Tarkine Forest Adventures. What was the area's previous name, and why has it been changed?
99802. A minister of the former Swedish Social Democratic government (until 2006) has a world-famous son-in-law. Who is he, and what was her portfolio?
99803. In the Bible, which number represents the 'power of days', the number of the Messiah?
99804. There can't be many pirates operating in the West Indies who were born in Bohemia. Even fewer of them were also officers in the English cavalry. Not counting one of his inventions that was boring, for what surprising device is he still known?
99805. What was the name of the Disney cartoon in which Mickey Mouse wanted something that was across the room, but instead of crossing the room to get it, he stretched his arm out until he got it?
99806. Created as a result of an error, it would have been one of the the smallest states in Europe if it was still going. An early grower of tobacco, and a refuge for smugglers, it was suppressed after over 350 years of independence. It is now merely a subdivision of a rather small municipality. What and where is it?
99807. What city is home to more than 20% of its continent's population?
99808. Does it snow on Mars?
99809. What is the oldest stone ever found on Earth?
99810. Does SPF clog your pores?
99811. Are dog biscuits different from biscuits consumed by humans and are they bad for human health?
99812. Which animal is the one who has excellent vision?
99813. What is the only food whose production does not require the destruction of any plant or animal life and it is the only food that never spoils?
99814. What is a gurney?
99815. A mythical warrior maiden inspired his first; a painting his second; two newspaper clippings his third. His fourth came from a lady's request to redeem her honor, his fifth from science fiction and satire, his sixth and eighth from plays, his seventh from a cartoon strip, and his ninth and final one from a Dostoyevsky novel. Who is the composer, and what are the works?
99820. What NFL team has had the most ties?
99822. On M*A*S*H, what was Father Mulcahy's rank?
99823. ?Franglais? (French-English), ?Denglish? (German-English) and ?Spanglish? (Spanish-English) are well known terms, but is there a similar word for Italian-English?
99824. What was the smallest kingdom that ever existed?
99825. What animals can see into the ultraviolet?
99826. What dynasty reigned most of today?s Saudi Arabia between 1830 and 1921?
99827. On whose desk can you find an Elvis bust, in a 1980 movie?
99828. What is an equine infection or a bird?
99829. Precocious Pete at an archery competition sees François, lawyer for the avocado industry, get hit in the flesh with an arrow. Munching on a peach, he feels sinful at not feeling sorry for him but rather wistfully fishing for the language mnemonics hidden somewhere in here. What are they?
99830. She was in a movie which declared that love lifted them up where they belonged, but she was also involved in one of history?s biggest moneymakers, about a wayward stranger and his little friend. Who is she and what is that big blockbuster movie?
99831. Sally Smart is feeding crickets to her ovoviviparous pet, careful not to scare it lest it undergo caudal autotomy once again. Happily, it chirps and even blinks as it runs on tiny claws towards her. What is its most likely scientific name?
99832. Have Ronald Reagan and John Wayne ever acted together in a movie?
99833. Which is the most intelligent, powerful and aggressive dog toward other dogs?
99834. In which two types of Olympic events can only male competitors compete?
99835. When he was a college student, what future head of government was Paul Newman's co-resident?
99836. What is the oldest species of tree?
99837. What is the name given to 1/100th of a square kilometre?
99838. What does Icculuss (could be spelled Icculus) mean?
99839. How much is a £1,000,000 note worth?
99841. Who is the richest person in the world and how did he or she get that rich?
99842. What coded message was sent by Julius Caesar at the end of the Pontic campaign to tell Rome he had come, seen and conquered?
99843. How did the term "bye week" as in American football come into use?
99844. What are the main centres of software and information technology in India?
99845. Do Gurkha soldiers serve in other armies than those of Britain and India?
99846. Who was the first Governor-General of independent India?
99847. If a baseball player has a hitting streak going at the end of the regular season, does that streak continue at the beginning of the next season or is the streak considered over when the season ends?
99848. What is the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere?
99849. I heard that you can't buy liquor on election day during the time the polls are open. If you can't buy liquor, tell me why please.
99850. What MLB pitcher has had the most balks?
99852. Are there kangaroos in New Zealand?
99853. What singer's last name is his daughter's first name and his mom calls him Phillip?
99854. I see many references to 'The Western Hemisphere.' The boundary between the northern and southern hemispheres is clear, the equator. Is there an accepted definition of the boundary of the Eastern and Western hemispheres, eg a line of latitude, or is it just a matter of opinion?
99855. Who is the only person to be awarded a Nobel Prize in two different categories?
99856. Which ancient god was often portrayed with horns and a sun disc?
99857. What name is given to a detached portico of considerable length, usually used as a meeting place?
99858. On the eve of which saint?s feastday does Shakespeare?s Henry V deliver his ?Band of Brothers? speech?
99859. What is chakra?
99860. What team has been showcased on Monday Night Football the most and how many times?
99861. How many "doctrines" are named after American presidents?
99862. In how many movies has Morgan Freeman portrayed a US president in the last 20 years, and what movies did he do so?
99863. In the United States, what state or federal agency governs the dispensing of prescription drugs?
99864. What current M.P. and candidate once served as Vice President Richard Nixon's paperboy?
99865. Are American cigarettes more of a health hazard today than they were in the 1940's and 1950's? They smell more like a burning chemical than a burning plant.
99866. Who are the only two Prime Ministers to have their birthdays marked, thanks to Parliament, on the Canadian calendar?
99867. Who was the addressee of the famous telegram which, when intercepted and decoded by British cryptographers in early 1917, stimulated the United States to enter the First World War on the side of the French-British Alliance?
99868. What Native American language was used in World War II by the US Army to encypher their secret messages?
99869. What is a spirometer?
99870. Is it true that Rx is the short term for prescription and if so then why?
99871. What are remote sensing satellites?
99872. What is the national sport of Australia?
99873. In how many movies has Morgan Freeman played a police officer or a detective, and what are the names of these movies?
99874. Did Syd Vicious sing "My Way" and lead on any other Sex Pistols songs?
99875. What nation is the newest addition to FIFA?
99876. What is the capital of Belgium?
99877. When was Scandinavia established?
99878. What composer wrote the song "The Light Eternal"?
99879. Which two brothers won a Nobel Prize in different categories?
99880. How much money have we spent on exploring Mars?
99881. Except for Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, where could you find kangaroos?
99882. What examples of ?preventive war? do we know of?
99883. What is a Chamberlain?
99884. What is a Mushir?
99885. How many US Vice Presidential candidate debates have there been?
99886. Why were Graham crackers first created?
99887. For its size, what is the strongest organ in the human body?
99888. In the English rugby league, what is the longest ever losing streak and which team had it?
99889. I was born in Mile End, London, England on January 14, 1986. I've only played for one team as a full professional, but did play for another super league team's academy and a funny fact about me is that I have the longest name in the league. Which rugby league player am I?
99890. In rugby league, which player scored the most points in an international match, and which game was it?
99891. What was Sir Isaac Newton's Second Law?
99893. Which NBA team does George Strait root for?
99894. What fruit is considered bad luck to U.S. Marine tank drivers?
99896. What are the CB (Citizen Band) radio terms that are used in the song "Convoy", and what do they mean?
99897. Who invented Pickleball?
99898. What is PARCA?
99899. At what station did Vladimir Lenin arrive by train on 3 April 1917 to start the October Revolution?
99900. What was the first transatlantic telegraph cable?
99901. What is a preemptive war?
99902. What town in Australia is named for a Canadian Prime Minister?
99903. Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire was a past relative of what well known and tragic Lady?
99904. What is both a nationality and a utensil useful for making soups and sauces?
99905. This photographer has done portraits of the UK Queen and has sung a duet in which both singers repeatedly expressed relief at having finally found each other. Who is this person?
99906. On a molecular level, why is muscular relaxation an active process and not merely a passive act of immobility?
99907. What U.S. National Landmark was made in Scotland and is now in San Francisco?
99908. Which song can be found in an Australian passport and where?
99909. Who said, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job"?
99910. Who is credited with sewing the first ?Stars and Stripes? flag?
99911. What ship was the last major sail-powered warship?
99912. Since lions live in the savanna, what animal (other than man) is the real "king" of the jungle?
99913. What happened to all three of Edward Heath's 'Morning Clouds' boats?
99914. What were the age limits, youngest and oldest, for conscription in World War II for Japanese and American men?
99916. How many different classes of locomotives were fitted with slow speed control to operate MGR trains in Brtain?
99917. In miles how long was a chariot race?
99918. Baloo has read much about the Mary Celeste (including some of the inquiry transcripts) but is still puzzled about one thing in particular. Why was a cargo of barrels of commercial alcohol being transported from New York to Italy?
99919. Recently in the news as a coalition that could tip the House vote on the bail-out, this group's name has a dual history. What is the one of another color, and can you provide an image of the other?
99920. A Puerto Rican friend says it originated there, a Dominican friend says it originated there, but Wikipedia says it's Italian. It's all Greek to me, though! What is this coffeemaker, and why do I call it Greek?
99921. What was the famous statesman's reply when the well known lady implied that he deserved to be poisoned?
99922. His first wife was below his social standing, having been a servant, but they had three very lovely daughters - who all married aristocrats. Only four days after her death, he remarried - at 80! - and really caused a scandal. She was an actress half his age. One of his grandchildren (not the one who was in another scandal) married a husband with a very appropriate surname. The business that the person sought here operated is still going (but not now in the family), and ultra-respectable and secretive. Who am I looking for?
99923. Which non primate has opposable thumbs?
99924. What was Cha Cha?s I.Q. in the 1983 NBC series ?Mr. Smith??
99925. Who were the famed neighbours of Peggy Perez-Olivo?
99926. How is the son of a recently deceased founding member of The Kingston Trio related in name to a famed 1964 pilot television episode starring Henry Herman McKinnies, Jr.?
99927. How did the number thirteen twice figure in the recent guilty verdicts of C.J. Stewart and Orenthal James Simpson?
99931. Where did Hector Berlioz, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn and Richard Wagner all drink their coffee?
99932. Why was coffee banned in Ottoman Turkey in the 17th century?
99933. What is the Mellanby effect?
99934. What was the latest big cat species to become extinct?
99935. What was the original meaning of the word drugs?
99936. Is Ozzy Osbourne an atheist or satanist?
99937. Willow sees a young boy next to an Egyptian monument in front of trident streets and recalls the sinister theft of royal locks. What is she thinking of?
99938. Precocious Pete sees a cat supplicate for a morsel of a little girl?s fried cereal balls filled with cheese and is reminded of the snack?s name, likened to a communication device. What is the food called?
99939. Sally Smart sees a poor cat being pelted with rotten eggs and the characteristic odor reminds her in part of the atomic basis for her crown of ringlets. What is the relationship?
99940. Lucy Fur, sinister cat, spies birds in front of where they keep the miraculous painting by the 11 year old girl from the 15th century and a little chapel dedicated to Lucy?s namesake. Where is Lucy Fur?
99941. How come the BBC did not impose an instant ban on Lou Reed's "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" when it was issued?
99942. Which pop star announced that he would be playing his last ever concerts this year?
99943. Is it true that an average brain weighs 3 pounds (1.4 kilos)?
99944. What is the official football of the Premier League this season?
99945. Who is sometimes known as "The Vicar of the Christ"?
99946. Whose theory placed the Sun at the centre of the Solar System?
99947. How many bones are there in one human foot?
99948. Which Israeli footballers played for Westham FC?
99949. What was the first wrapped penny candy in America?
99951. Are there any NFL teams that have never played against each other?
99954. Which pop star named himself after a German composer?
99955. Who is the English Premier League All Time Top Scorer?
99956. If you were at Greater Manchester in England, and you travelled 6509 miles to the east, what would be the nearest country you would reach?
99957. What are some edible wild plants located in Guinea, Africa?
99958. What wild animals can be hunted for food in Guinea, Africa?
99960. How do you cook beef heel muscle?
99962. What is beef heel muscle and where does it come from off the animal?
99963. Who was the English author who posthumously, and therefore more wisely than in the case of Henry VIII, was described by a 20th century Pope as a "Defensor Fidei"?
99964. What US President visited Cape May, New Jersey while he was President?
99965. This saint was nicknamed "Homer" because of his Latin poetry. He was raised on the court of Charlemagne. One of his greatest accomplishments was establishing a library. Who is he?
99966. This famous singer's last words were "I'm losing it." Who was it?
99967. Did Ernst Ravenstein create the gravity model?
99968. Can someone explain Schrodinger's cat paradox to me in a very, very simple way?
99970. What is a Tetragrammaton?
99971. Except for Africa, in what countries does the cheetah live?
99972. Except for Africa, in what countries does the leopard live?
99973. Who was the first African born emperor of the Roman empire?
99974. What is displayed on the Mad Hatter?s hat?
99975. Can anyone identify a cartoon character for me? I have the image in mind of a short, old guy with a gigantic hat, a bristle moustache, short stature. I thought he was one of Li'l Abner's characters or one of Popeye's characters, but a search of both websites nixed that idea. The image I have says "Maw's Problem." He seems to be associated with moonshine in some manner.
99976. A genetic mutation is demonstrated by a female figure in Velasquez's most famous painting. Who is she, what specific gene is affected and what is the mutation?
99977. Phylogenetically speaking, which came first, the lemon or the lime?
99978. Who was the subject of a painting by a French Neoclassical painter who is now perhaps less famous than the backless couch on which she posed?
99979. This street performer has terrorized many tourists, screaming and lunging at them from behind portable bushes at a world famous site yet making enough to hire a bodyguard. Who is he?
99981. Who is the woman which appears in the background video of the 2007 live rendition of "Berlin" by Lou Reed directed by Julian Schnabbel?
99982. What was the score when Great Britain's women curlers got a gold medal in the winter Olympics 2002?
99983. Does the Buddhist religion have a major book or type of literature, like the Bible, that they base their teachings around?
99984. What time and place are associated with the beginning of the Buddhist religion?
99985. What building construction company built the John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts?
99986. How did the numerical signals in football originate, and what do they mean?
99987. In researching an essay for school, I have read in several sources that 7 March 1936 was the day that Germany remilitarized the Rhineland. However, my textbook for the class says 15 March. Which is correct?
99988. Which is the biggest stadium in the world?
99989. Who designed the John Hancock Tower
in Boston, Massachusetts?
99991. What is the first city or civilization found in the Fertile Crescent?
99992. Why a 21-gun salute? Why not 20 or 22?
99993. In 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' who was the one that did kill Officer Hernandez?
99994. Who are the Keating Five?
99997. How many Norwegian Americans have been U.S. Presidential candidates?
99998. In French, what is Épistolière?
99999. In the Nordic Countries, what was the usual means of carrying out capital punishment?