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Questions From Dec 30 08
102001. In 'In the Fifth at Malory Towers' by Enid Blyton, are the poison pen letters Moira receives signed "SHE"?
102002. Why did actor Steve McQueen refuse the lead role in 'Apocalypse Now'?
102003. How is the sister locomotive of Wylam Dilly related in name to the Liberian hippo owned by the thirtieth President of the United States?
102004. According to his gravestone, what rank did the actor that played Sugar in 1999's 'Waterproof' obtain in the United States army?
102005. What was the name of President Benjamin Harrison's canine?
102006. What two young princes in mediaeval England spent Christmas locked together in the Tower of London?
102007. Of the 206 bones in the human body, which is the only unarticulated one?
102008. What is the penalty for chewing gum in Singapore?
102010. The famous soap "Baywatch" has wonderful and beautiful beaches; where exactly are those beaches?
102011. Who exactly are Anglo Indians in India?
102012. In the book 'National Velvet' by Enid Bagnold was the horse entered in the Grand National, The Pie, The Pi or The Piebald?
102013. Does Steven Gerrard have kids?
102014. You can shelter beneath it, walk on it and when clean pertains to a new beginning. In French it has 7 letters and can also mean a debt or a liability. In Latin, it features in a philosophical thesis in which nurture takes precedence, advocated by an English enlightened philosopher of the 17th century with a namesake father. What is the Latin term?
102015. Nobody would be afraid of this great beauty who definitely has her own place in the sun. She famously played a notorious queen whose ordinal number was what?
102016. If you were to see a couple on TV lovingly outlined in black and white, she proudly displaying her eternal stone, chances are you will hear this in the background. This work of a Welsh composer calls to mind an architectural style by a Padovan architect. Who is this architect?
102017. Despite an outstanding performance, his left foot got top billing. Years later, he studied to keep feet well shod under the tutelage of an artisan in an artful city in a workshop close to a river. This river originates from what mountain?
102018. In cricket history, have two batsmen gone out on one ball? If so, who were the batsmen, who was the bowler, where was it, and when was it?
102019. Who is the first character to ever talk in the 'Peanuts' comic strip?
102020. How many times can a piece of dry square paper be folded in half?
102021. How many groves do quarters and dimes have on their sides?
102022. How fast does a sneeze travel out of your mouth?
102023. Is a jiffy an actual unit of time? If so, what is the count of the unit?
102024. Why doesn't SpongeBob need television?
102026. In the SpongeBob episode 'The Idiot Box' after Squidward kicks it, what happens inside the box?
102027. What is the world's largest landlocked country?
102028. Sri Lanka is the principle source of what spice that comes from the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree?
102030. There's none of it above water at all, but it's claimed by three Asian nations. What is its connection with Cheshire silk?
102031. In academic writing, what is the difference between revision and proofreading?
102032. This 19th century French sculptor, whose best bust is in Chicago, shares a surname with a current French scientist whose ditopic molecules may soon banish all worry about punctured tires. From where is the model for the aforementioned bust?
102033. This august sculpture sits with his right hand supporting his soberly pondering face. The lowermost point covered by that hand is also the name of France?s southern pearl, soon to hold the annual homage to a favored fruit. The part immediately above this lowermost point has a pungent vegetable within its name of 8 letters. What is this 8-letter word?
102034. He seemed naturally selected for the task of collecting specimens on a half-decade journey, while his grandfather seemed a natural for the pottery business. This now expanded business will feature prominently tonight as many watch the journey of a brilliant specimen of its work. How heavy is this brilliant work?
102035. This not so regular Joe will soon bide his time on these scientific grounds from which will emanate a timely addition come near-midnight tonight for which reason we all have that much longer to wait. How much longer must we wait tonight and who is Joe?
102036. When and why was the sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region of France considered the best type of sparkling wine?
102037. What is Uncle Fester's first name?
102038. What is the highest wooden structure in Europe?
102039. Whom is it appropriate to address as 'Your Highness' (i.e. people of which position/rank)?
102040. I am sure there is a proper term for when the letter 'S' is inadvertently added to the end of a word. For example, Sarah Connor (singular) may be automatically referred to as 'Connors'. Does anyone know what the proper name for this irritating phenomena is?
102041. In the hangings that occured most recently in the United States, where would the rope's knot be placed in relation to the criminal's head before the trap door was opened?
102042. What hotel is associated with Johnny Depp's indiscretions?
102044. In the history of the Rose Parade, how many times was the parade not held on January 1st?
102045. Most cats would use their tails to show their emotions. How does a Manx cat show its emotions?
102046. What was the last horse to run in both The Derby and The Grand National?
102047. When is the Freedom Tower in New York City set to be completed?
102048. When a faulty statement was written, who is reputed to have said, "I didn't check my reference because I didn't know I didn't know"?
102050. Is the name 'Sega' (who now produce video games) an abbreviation?
102051. Who won the 1954 Football World Cup?
102052. How did Mate tea become so popular in Argentina?
102053. Which European Country has two, not four, elements on the periodic table named after it?
102054. In the song "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," is the bikini itself yellow or are the polka dots yellow?
102055. Stretching over 4,000 miles, it's been called the largest engineering and building project ever made by man?
102056. What city in north-central Montana is the seat of Cascade County?
102057. Was the toy "Rub-A-Dub Doggy" ever released in the UK?
102058. What word describes a newly discovered plant which has yet to be formally given a botanical name?
102059. What European group of islands has a sheep in its coat of arms?
102060. Whose grandson is considered to be the forefather of most of the East European Jews?
102061. What Baltic capital's name is considered by many to refer to a Danish settlement later handed over to the Teutonic order who gave it a German name and what was the name the Russians gave it?
102062. What is the meaning of "brog" in the name of the Danish flag?
102063. Which cities have been the capital of Morocco?
102064. What European island group has this text written in its coat of arms: "Med lögum skal land byggja", and what does it mean?
102065. Why is the Bishop of the Isle of Man called Bishop of Sodor and Man?
102066. What can be either tip- or strike-action?
102067. Is it true that because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood?
102068. Which country is the largest producer of coconuts?
102069. Who were the first European settlers in India?
102070. Where in India is the only Brahma Temple located?
102071. The starch solution is used to detect the presence of iodine or iodide ion or both?
102072. What caused Belgium and the Netherlands to be ruled by Spain?
102073. In Ecclesiastes we are told "to every thing there is" one of these, "and a time to every purpose under Heaven"?
102074. What were the four words that Belshazzar saw being written on his palace wall and what do these words mean?
102075. He wrote many of the epistles (e.g) and he is also an apostle to the gentiles. Who is he?
102076. Where is the world's largest bird park?
102077. What country introduced the euro on January 1, 2009?
102078. What is the only Buddhist republic in Europe?
102079. Which person is said to have 500,000 living descendants, making him the second most common currently known ancestor after Genghis Khan?
102080. Which hotel is considered the "antidote to minimalism"?
102081. What is the largest island off the Chilean coast?
102082. During the French Revolution who were said to sit at the foot of the guillotine?
102084. Due to its engineering capabilities, what animal is the mascot of both the Massachusetts and California Institutes of Technology?
102085. Where and how are men supposed to apply cologne?
102086. What do the bacteria lactobacillus burglaricous and streptococcus thermophilos have in common?
102087. What is the title of the third book by Alexandre Dumas after 'The Three Musketeers' and 'The Count of Monte Cristo'?
102088. On January 20, 2009 history will be made on the steps of a place whose name is an emulation of an Italian hill. What does this Italian hill have in common with a fake Cuban diamond, a Manila flagpole and a Spanish sun gate?
102089. He authored the exploits of a boy and his friend respectively named after a theologian and philosopher, until 1995 and was known to surreptitiously sign his books. He is co-alumnus with a former U.S. politician who got his job in a unique way. How did this politician get this topmost post?
102090. Starting January 1, 2009 "dis S 4bidN yl drivN in California, so ST&D!" What started on January 1st and what is ST&D?
102091. Twice Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and festival founder in dual worlds, he lived in a great house built way before yesterday. It is now on sale by the current owner who went by a different name at birth, a named shared by a character played by one cool and multi-winning Jack. What is this name?
102092. How is white gold made different from gold?
102093. Where did Hitler hide in East Prussia?
102094. What phobia do both Shaggy and Scooby Doo suffer from?
102096. Which country's name means "Land of the People"?
102097. Is it true that falcons are found in Kuwait on their stamps and currencies, and if so, why?
102098. What were Karnataka, Kochi and Varanasi called before?
102099. Is it true that there is a city called Rome on every continent and if yes then where are they exactly located on every continent?
102101. In predecimel Irish money, how many farthings were there in a half crown?
102102. Whilst watching an English premiership soccer match I noticed this player's name on his back. If I add two letters to the end of his name I get an English hero's name. What player was I looking at?
102103. According to a 2006 RSPB survey, which is the UK's most common bird?
102105. What hotel is considered "edgy"?
102106. What is Osoviachim?
102107. Is it true that Mussolini wrote plays?
102108. What is the modern name of the Mexican sauce that was first produced by the Aztecs when they made a "molli" from their "ahuacatl"-pears?
102109. Who was the also musically famous Austrian field marshal to whom we indirectly owe the change of the cotoletta milanese into a "Wienerschnitzel"?
102110. What characteristic of the Tupi-Guarani Indians' "nana nana fruit" made the Spanish conquistadores call it a "piña"?
102111. What is the literal meaning of the name "Theobroma" in the term used by Linnaeus to refer to the cocoa tree?
102112. How did the Scottish and English surname and placename Coker end up as a common surname in Nigeria as well?
102113. Why do male gorillas pound their chests with their fists?
102114. Who was the last NFL player to play extensively both offensive and defense?
102115. Who invented the Johnny Mop on a stick?
102116. What is the 48th state of the United States?
102117. Why do some eyebrows become bushy as we age?
102118. What's a pretty pickle?
102119. How tall are Barack and Michelle Obama?
102120. Who is said to have coined the term 'semordnilap?'
102121. On The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, what is the formula of "hushaboom"?
102122. Why is Tite Kubo's manga series called 'Bleach'?
102123. Who was DC Dave Briggs' hairstylist in the BBC sitcom "The Detectives"?
102124. What is a super volcano?
102125. What did Benjamin Disraeli not have to do that every other MP had to do?
102126. What is a grapple?
102127. Are there realistic plans to unite the two parts of Cyprus in 2009?
102128. Who is the new leader of Ghana?
102129. What is the name of the head quarter of the Tamil Tigers which was recently lost to the Sri Lanka government forces?
102130. What country is likely to be a EU member in 2009?
102132. Who was the original Grannie Smith after whom the apple was named?
102133. In what does an Italian amaro differ from an amaretto?
102134. How must the name croque-monsieur be understood: Is this a food snack to be crunched by gentlemen or is it such strong stuff that it crunches the gentleman?
102135. In what logo for a certain type of alcohol can you find a black bat?
102136. Who did Peter raise from the dead in Joppa?
102137. What children's television character told time with a ruler?
102140. In Aerosmith's song "Sing for the Moment" the chorus is the same as Eminem's song "Sing for the Moment." Which song came first?
102142. Does breathing into a small paper bag really help a person calm down if they are hyperventilating?
102143. Where did Fibonacci grow up?
102144. What is a sitcom?
102145. Why is the time when the traffic is slowest
102146. How does saving plastic grocery bags to be recycled help the environment?
102147. Why do SCUBA divers almost always enter the water backwards?
102148. What U.S. coin was in such short supply in 1974 that some stores offered a 50-percent bonus in purchasing power for its use?
102149. Which song title of Paul McCartney's has the name of a girl in it?
102150. What exactly is celluloid fat in the human body?
102151. Which is the shortest city name in the world and where is it exactly?
102152. Which state in India has the oldest fire service?
102153. Which country in the world is famous for its horse racing?
102154. Was Roberta Flack's song "Killing Me Softly" about the singer of "American Pie"?
102155. How can you prove that the angle bisector of an angle of a triangle must intersect the opposite side?
102156. Who was the first person to spread the incorrect story that Einstein had failed mathematics in school?
102157. After being one of the persons to warn the Minutemen about the British troops, did Paul Revere do anything really important ever again?
102158. Why did Hannibal cross the Alps?
102159. Who did Sherlock Holmes rent his Baker Street rooms from?
102161. Who won the Stanley Cup in 1942?
102162. What is the only Nintendo product to be considered a commercial failure?
102163. What is the novel that begins with the famous line, "There once was a very good time when a cow came walking down the road"?
102164. Which famous drama begins with the words, "Who is there?"
102165. Who invented the firecracker?
102166. Who becamea the Prime Minister of Bangladesh in January 2009?
102167. What is Shofet?
102168. What was the first capital of Nicaragua?
102169. How did the French Fourth Republic collapse?
102170. During what years did Coelophysis exist?
102171. On Februrary 17, 2009 all U.S. full-power television stations must begin broadcasting in digital format. Have any other countries done, or are planning to do the same?
102174. What is social bookmarking in SEO?
102175. Which horse(s) won the Piedmont and the Belmont Stakes in 1957?
102176. What popular ice cream was invented by a Pennsylvanian pharmacy assistant?
102177. Are Basque pinchos any different from Spanish tapas?
102178. In what neighbour country of France do they produce a mandarin-based liqueur dedicated to a great military leader of the French who once invaded that country?
102179. Do Russian zakuskis differ in any way from the usual tidbits or fingerfood served at meals?
102180. How many sons did Solomon have?
102181. Which horse won the Preakness in 1957?
102182. What is a violinist's bowstring made from?
102183. What is a cestial visible light spectrum better known as?
102185. What did the Thai call their narrow triangular pillows that they leaned on?
102186. How are committee leaders selected in congress?
102187. How is a fribble from Friendly's made?
102188. Which South Wales town is a poetic contraction of 'below'?
102189. What US cities won the World Series and then went on to win the very next Super Bowl?
102190. What breakfast food gets its name from the German word for stirrup?
102191. There is a Passacaglia by Silvius Leopold Weiss which is often played by classical guitarists. What is the number given to the lute suite it was taken from?
102192. What money was called "slave trade money?"
102193. What was the first associated state of the United States?
102194. How was James Cook killed in Hawaii?
102195. What country or territory has the lowest male to female sex ratio in the world?
102196. How come the English language has so many names for a group of animals and what is the linguistic status of these names? e.g. Some sources cite that a group of gnu is called "an implausibility" but this cannot be found in English dictionaries.
102197. Is this sentence grammatically correct? Hopefully we will be home by twelve o'clock.
102198. How can evolution explain sacrifice? It makes little sense, from the stand point of evolution, for a human to sacrifice their life for another human.
102199. Where is the geographic center of Africa?
102200. Morton's Fork was a device used to obtain basically what?
102201. What nowadays popular Italian recipe dedicated to a famous Venetian painter was originally known as "carne cruda alla Piemontese"?
102202. How heavy and how thick must a steak "Chateaubriand" be?
102203. What was a "cordon bleu" before it became a culinary term referring to either a chef or to a particular recipe?
102204. What is the only album to ever feature five Billboard Hot 100 number one singles?
102205. Who was the first woman leader of a Muslim country?
102206. Do the rays on the Statue of Liberty's crown symbolize the seven continents and seas?
102207. Why do the majority of Asians in Hong Kong hold a British passport?
102208. Which company makes the fastest computers?
102209. Who plays Lola in 'Zoey 101'?
102210. In the novel "In the Heat of the Night" why are Ralph, Harvey Oberst, Delores Purdy, George Endicott and Eric Kaufmann important in the novel?
102211. What's the exact difference, if any, between a Wiener and a Frankfurter sausage?
102212. Can anyone find a computer program or website that solves the Playfair cipher, when you don't have the code word?
102213. Why did Freddie Mercury call his band 'Queen'?
102214. How, why and since when is French spoken in Morocco?
102215. What Lancashire actor, born 1963, shares his Christian and surname with an American detective series of some 5 years earlier?
102216. Did the Monkees really do the singing or were the voices those of Neil Diamond and his friends from the Brill Building?
102217. "The Iron Butterfly" is a nickname that sometimes refers to which Oscar winning actress?
102218. "That's Entertainment!" from 1974 was whose last film?
102219. Who was the actor that Heath Ledger modeled himself after in 'The Dark Knight'?
102221. Who invented the "Irish Coffee" and where was it first served?
102222. What was the first name of the Stroganoff after whom the "Beef Stroganoff" was named?
102223. Was the production and consumption of vodka ever prohibited in the Soviet Union?
102224. What causes our stomachs to growl when we are hungry?
102225. "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" is an Americanized version of what German independent film?
102226. What is the largest number of past US Presidents gathered together at one time; including the current serving US President at the time?
102227. Where is Bababee located, in which country specifically?
102228. How was it determined that the four 'Grand Slam' tennis tournaments would consist of Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Australian Open?
102229. What link is there between a certain type of soda water, London's Crystal Palace and The Fountain of Youth?
102231. What president has the only 4-syllable last name?
102232. Was 'The Odd Couple' the first major movie to have two grown men living together?
102233. What was the last country or territory to be Islamized?
102234. How many monarchies are there in Africa?
102235. Who was the first child ever born in Antarctica?
102236. What is the Kaesong Industrial Region?
102237. What is the clubpenguin secret agent?
102238. Why does Henry Winkler appear in all of Adam Sandlers' movies?
102239. With eggs, walnuts and honey the Romans made some kind of nut cake which may be considered as the precursor of nougat. What was their Latin name for it?
102240. A famous French chef and founding father of French cuisine invented an icecream for which almond icecream was combined with white currants, lemon sherbet, and half a peach. He gave it the name of a 19th century French opera that was famous at the time. Later the white topping was replaced by a brown chocolate sauce, which made the name a little irrelevant and absurd. What was the name of the opera and who was this superstar among French cooks?
102241. In the latter part of the first millenium an Anglo-Saxon clearing in the woods became not only the home of royalty, but the scene of a bit of their hanky-panky. Much later a duke's palace was built there, from whose descendants sprang modern-day royals who continue the soap opera. Who was the man who painted a young woman allegedly embowered there by her royal lover?
102242. On what famous occasion did the French "filet de boeuf en croûte" become "the beef Wellington", and who was the instigator of this name-change?
102243. Followers of which religion use Prayer Wheels?
102244. Which country's flag is the only in the world to have a different design on the front and the back?
102245. Is it true that Gulf of Mexico is the largest gulf in the world?
102246. Is eating garlic before entering the Mosque prohibited in Muslim culture?
102248. Is there any date from the past 1000 years, at least one baby was not born worldwide?
102249. What was the environment that Iguanodons lived in?
102250. What was the first virus to stop another user's computer working at all?
102251. If you need to prove that a quadrilateral is a rectangle, what must you first prove?
102252. What is a liceo in Spanish?
102253. Was 'The Graduate' the first major movie to show an older woman seducing a younger man?
102254. Do frozen crabs come back to life when thawed?
102255. Who was the first NFL quarterback to throw an interception in a Super Bowl?
102256. This purveyor of costly scarves and luxury goods in saddle stitching is named after a Greek god who killed a friend who was later turned into a costly spice. Who was this friend?
102257. This toxin, which is suspected to cause the recent confusion among these California pouched birds, is not from an asp but can be as deadly. It affects a fish-shaped structure in the brain. Which fish?
102258. Should the need for a higher calling suddenly come to you in Chicago, New York or Iowa (among other places), use one of these and not a phone booth. What is it?
102259. Millet?s gleaners gleaned on these fields close to a royal chateaux which for a time was home to a former Nordic monarch. This monarch is just one of three of a kind now resting in peace below grounds of another monarchial site. Who are the other two?
102260. What is the smallest number of deliveries ever taken to complete a cricket match at international level, including Test matches, 1-day International matches, and Twenty20 matches?
102261. What name change did a certain "good Christian" undergo when moving from England to the orchards of Massachusetts?
102262. What difference is there between an ordinary "blanc cassis" and a real "Kir"?
102263. What Roman Emperor earned himself the qualification of "tristissimus hominum"?
102264. Which team has played the most games in a season since the English Premier League started?
102265. After a particular battle, the victorious general's cook did not find that much to celebrate his boss's victory with. Just one chicken, three eggs, four tomatoes, six crayfish, some garlic, some olive oil, some stale bread and left-over cognac, which he probably stole from his boss's hip-bottle. Yet the recipe was so successful that the general wanted it to be prepared after every one of his next victories. Who was the general and what was the battle?
102266. A hat-trick in cricket requires three wickets to be taken off three consecutive deliveries. How did Australian bowler, Merv Hughes, manage a hat-trick with a delivery from three separate overs in a test match against the West Indies?
102267. Combined, how many national championship football titles have been won by schools in the state of Florida?
102268. How many WWE Champions, World Heavyweight Champions and ECW Champions have there been altogether?
102269. What invention, according to some, led to the birth of feudalism?
102270. What is the longest river entirely in Slovakia?
102271. Did Ghandi encourage the Allies not to fight against the Nazis?
102272. What kinds of foods or drinks soothe your voice or make it sound better when singing? For example, I heard lemons help.
102273. What was Maxwell Klinger's dress size?
102274. What type of fly in Africa causes a sleeping sickness?
102275. What is the best way to reword the expression "the benefit of the doubt?" (i.e. What is a good definition for the idiom?)
102276. In the movie 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' in what year does the title character's actual age and physical age intersect?
102277. What is the origin of the name Brazil (Brasil) - after which the Country in South America was named?
102278. Are vacuoles of any sort found in animal cells?
102279. What is the theme of the short film "One Too Many" starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham, and Lance Guest?
102280. I am looking for a movie about a girl who is killed in a car crash that comes back and associates with a teen boy. He is the only person who can see her, to everyone else she is invisible. Any ideas? Post a comment if you want more details.
102281. What is the number that is the greatest common factor of 15, 130, and 10,000?
102284. What difference is there between pickles and piccalilly?
102286. What is milk of magnesia?
102287. Vinyl albums used to have an "A" side and a "B" side, but some bands named the sides of some albums more creatively. Can you cite such an example?
102290. In what body of water was the ship Lusitania sunk in; Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea or Irish Sea?
102291. What is the theme of "The Hitchhiker" written by Lucille Fletcher and also redone by Rod Serling, but different?
102292. If a female ballet dancer is a ballerina, what is the term for a male dancer?
102294. Which country is the largest producer of biscuits?
102295. What is a ballpoint pen known as in British English?
102296. What are the hormones responsible for human beings getting hungry?
102297. Where was the game of Dominoes invented?
102298. How many number 1 hits did Bruce Springsteen make and what are the titles?
102299. What have the following companies in common "The Anyway Up Cup", "The White Company", "Bravissimo" and "ilovegorgeous"?
102300. Which of the following is correct and why?
It spelt trouble for them.
It spelled trouble for them.
102301. What inspired Houghton Mifflin's boy-on-a-dolphin logo?
102303. What does the number 7 mean on a bottle of Jack Daniel's?
102304. What do we measure when we measure in SUs?
102305. From what language do we get the name pili pili?
102306. Are paprikas or bell peppers, peppers in the proper sense of the word, and do we get pepper corns from them?
102307. During the Revolutionary War, were there any soldiers that started out fighting for the British side before defecting to the American side?
102308. Theoretically, could a giraffe and a whale look at each other's eyes?
102309. What is an adjective phrase?
102311. How did A1 Steak Sauce become so named?
102312. How many flavors does Dr. Pepper have?
102313. What are the names of the two stars which form the shoulders of Orion?
102314. Who triumphed in the Battle of Plassey?
102315. What is the oldest university in Asia?
102316. Why are the seasonal variations minimum in the equatorial regions?
102317. What is Epistaxis?
102318. What expensive spice is obtained from crocus flowers and takes its name from Arabic for yellow?
102319. Why is Agyness Deyn's name considered lucky?
102320. The Mary Rose was a warship of whose Navy?
102321. Who wrote the well known walkers guides; particularly to the Lake District?
102322. How many balls must you bowl to obtain a
perfect game in Ten Pin Bowling?
102323. In which sport do you use a trent stick?
102324. What is the highest number A road in UK?
102326. What's Rambo's latest feat....in Cornwall?
102327. What geographical area is called "Smutthullet" (loosely translated, "The Hideout") in Norwegian?
102328. Why is mercury a metal?
102329. What group of animals is divided into snub-nosed and broad-nosed?
102330. What types of salt were used as sedatives in the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
102331. Used to separate royal remains from wood as the pyre burns, this durable but deadly material has been used to plaster homes in China and Turkey and ironically, to make safer cigarettes. Of the form used in the aforementioned homes and cigarettes, in what color does it occur in nature?
102332. Of two interchangeable birds, one is symbolic of peace and the other shares a name with the inventor of a safer light source. His wife now reposes in peace as he ponders by the light of his invention where?
102333. This pollical digit now implies approval when up thanks to Gérôme?s reversal when it should have meant a quick end instead. What swift thing does it similarly imply in French when one dines on it?
102334. She cared for Timmy and a rough collie before becoming lost and recently made recordings on a vintage contraption made by a wizard, who it could be argued, made her very existence possible. How did this wizard make her existence possible?
102335. Was the Pennsylvania Railroad named after the state of Pennsylvania?
102336. What is the largest freshwater fish in the world?
102337. How did the famous Ken doll, boyfriend of Barbie, receive his name?
102338. In 2007, what serious health risk did the children's toy Aqua Dots pose?
102339. Who is head of the Jacobins, and what is the name of his wife?
102340. How much of the average person's life is spent watching TV?
102341. Is there any link between the word Cajun as in Cajun cuisine and Cayenne as in Cayenne pepper?
102342. What difference is there in ingredients between Cointreau and Grand Marnier?
102343. What was the name of the first barkeeper at the original "Harry's Bar" in Venice?
102344. Two different actors have won Academy Awards in two separate movies for playing the same fictional character. Who were the actors, what were the films and whom did they portray?
102345. How have historians recently changed their perspective with regards to astronomy?
102346. Which is the only country in the world that does not put the name of their country on the stamp?
102347. How many bones are there in the human hand?
102349. What is the instrument used to measure earthquakes?
102350. How many inches are there in 5 yards?
102351. What brand was Rob Van Dam on when he won the WWE championship?
102352. Who has won the Stanley Cup the most times in the past 20 years?
102353. Are reality shows real or are they fixed?
102354. When did police in the Uk start using alcohol breatherlizers?
102356. This engineer turned multi-awarded chef helped write a Massachusetts bill protecting food allergy sufferers, partly because of his son. What is his last name?
102357. She was married to a knight threatened with a fatwa because of some verses and her last name is that of a godly consort in the Hindu pantheon. That consort?s earthly avatar is a model of virtue. Who is this avatar of 4 letters?
102358. She, who sits in a carriage drawn by lions amidst the traffic of Madrid, had a self-mutilating lover. Drop one letter in his name of 5 letters and you have a fruit in Tagalog that is not quite what its name purports. What is this fruit?
102359. Ricin and anthrax are in a class of deadly weapons preceded millennia ago by the first recorded use of this type of warfare by people who rammed each other with these. What were these weapons?
102360. Is there any scientific data or psychological profile data dealing with the root cause of viewers being attracted to game shows?
102361. Where was Mafikeng the capital?
102362. What country ranks #5 in the world both in population and area?
102363. What country is the world's third largest oil exporter?
102364. What was Oman proper and what was its capital?
102365. How many times did Ronald Reagan win a Best Actor Academy Award?
102366. In the NHL, have two players (each on opposing teams) had a hat trick in the same game?
102367. In Scandinavian history, what was the Thinglith?
102368. How many different types of Boxer dogs are there?
102369. From what state do most Academy Award winners originally hail?
102370. In what state were the first American commercial films made?
102371. What is the origin of the word rigamarole?
102372. What was the 'speckled band' from Arthur Conan Doyle's book?
102373. In the book 'Biggles' who were the crew that flew with him?
102374. Who provided the voice of Meg Griffin during the first season of 'Family Guy'?
102375. Your innocent penknife confiscated by airport security may have ended up stabbing these hapless rooftop crocodiles. They have since moved on, and so should you as there is nothing to see there. Who created them?
102376. This anthropomorphic figure is as old as civilization itself, at least as far as writing, cities and the wheel are concerned and is beaten in value only by a bejeweled skull. What is this figure?
102377. They share a surname: She sketched dresses that dominated the fashion world in an interbellic period while he sketched maps of a distant world dominated by watery canals, or so he thought. Who are they?
102378. You can walk on it, but not on its gnomon, and perhaps spy salmon and trout swimming beneath glass, but hardly any turtles, and is accurate only once a year. When?
102379. Who was succeeded by Aaron Burr?
102380. This old American used eggs but never got any on his face, garnering fame and fortune for, among other things, a cyclist crossing the bleak plains. Who was the old American, and what did the cyclist represent?
102381. Is a rude boy and a gangsta the same thing?
102382. Who were the "Sharpies"?
102383. What is a Meme?
102384. What was the first rock band to use tape loops?
102385. Which U.S. Vice Presidents served in that position under different Presidents?
102386. How did St. Paul become a Roman citizen?
102387. Is Alaska the eastern most state in the United States?
102388. How many U.S. Presidents have there been?
102389. When was 'The Simpsons' created?
102391. What term has gradually replaced jungle because it has a nicer ring to it, according to William Safire?
102392. Are "Doc" and "Dr" both abbreviations for doctor?
102393. What sports are fixed or faked?
102394. Using the technology of a mad scientist who immigrated to the US from Eastern Europe, a student has devised a new musical instrument, though it's admittedly not all that melodic. He's given it two different names, one based on a Greek god and the other on a Norse, and both on a previous instrument. What is it?
102395. Method, ethnic, propeller, butcher... What's next?
102397. What is the name of the large statue on the US Capital dome, and who was responsible for her creation?
102398. On the Canadian kids' show "Polka Dot Door" what were all the theme days? For example, I remember Treasure Day. What were the rest?
102399. How is the destination of the tragic Northwest Airlines Flight 255 related in name to the husband of Dottie Brewer (February 2001)?
102400. Name a pseudonym of Eochaid Ollathair.
102401. What is the first written resource to speak of witches riding broomsticks?
102402. On what book of The Bible was president-elect George Washington?s left hand resting when we has sworn into office on April 30, 1789?
102403. How many times has a celebrity entered his or her own look-alike contest?
102404. What is the correct pronounciation of the first letter I in the word Italian?
102405. What's the difference between second degree murder and first degree manslaughter?
102406. Is rape considered a more severe crime than assault with a deadly weapon?
102407. Where is euthanasia legal?
102408. Could a falsely convicted person who did jail time before being found not guilty sue someone on the basis of slander or defamation or for compensation of time and money lost? If so, who would they sue and would they have a case? Are there any examples of this happening?
102409. What's mysterious about Saint Bernadette of Lourdes?
102410. Who is the youngest saint?
102411. Is there any relation between Opus Dei and Priory of Sion?
102412. What's the difference between obalisque and obelisk?
102413. What name is given to the process by which the world's atmosphere is becoming continually warmer?
102414. Which country is called "Gibraltar of the North"?
102415. Which is the hottest chili in the world?
102416. Why do birds fly in "V" formation?
102417. From 'Winnie-the-Pooh' who said and to whom, "He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell Tuesday, even if he doesn't spell it right"?
102418. Which was the first sport at the Olympics in which women competed?
102419. What are nyuks?
102420. Who invented the flush toilet?
102421. Wednesday the porcupine has been axed and Sparkie the Bullfrog may be the next to go. Where and why?
102423. What is ego death?
102424. What is a Bogan?
102425. What is the meaning of the term "riff-raff", and who coined it?
102426. What is the meaning of the saying: "All mod cons"?
102427. What moon is the largest in our solar system and name its planet?
102428. In Poland he is ?Liczyhrabia?, ?Graf Zahl? to the Germans and in Madrid he goes by the moniker ?Conde Draco?. Who is he in Amsterdam?
102429. How is the subject of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians? ?Little Miss S? related to Linda Powell from the ?92 flick ?Singles??
102430. How many times has The Doomsday Clock been readjusted since it was built in 1947?
102431. How is the voice of Phineas Flynn?s pet Ornithorhynchus anatinus related in name to Uisge Dè?
102432. These gents in Nottinghamshire have circumvented the law, to the delight of turophilic hordes hungry for the real thing. How did they avoid a spell in the clink, or at least a hefty fine?
102433. His colorful canvasses depicted a languid tropical island lifestyle, though his tastes were rooted in another island, as evidenced by recent excavations near his house of pleasure. What old world staple was unearthed?
102434. Anatole claimed that it can simmer for 2 decades and like the Holy Trinity, the one dish comes in three versions. The version from the fortified city calls for an ingredient somehow related to a musical family from San Pueblo. What is this ingredient?
102435. A former U.S. president represented the area of the hypothenar eminence of this state, while a wonderful composer/singer who continues to amaze despite a handicap and a quasi-virginal songstress both hail from the area of the thenar eminence of the same state. Which state?
102436. How do you count a dotted eighth sixteenth note in 6/8 time?
102437. If Obama is being inaugurated on Tuesday, January 20, 2009; is Bush's official last day January 19th or January 20th?
102438. What happened to the kid who appeared with Mean Joe Greene on the Super Bowl Coke commercial?
102439. What does it sound like when a monkey sneezes?
102440. What is the meaning of the idiom 'Raining cats and dogs?'
102441. Has any US President ever been inaugurated on Martin Luther King Day?
102442. Where was Vice President Lyndon Johnson going to when he heard that President John F. Kennedy had died?
102443. What is a winny-binny boy?
102445. Jammu and Kashmir is state of India. It has two capital cities - Jammu (in winter) and Srinagar (in summer). Are there any other regions, states or provinces in the world countries, which have two different capitals?
102446. What company has as its logo, a red-eyed tree frog with its red tongue sticking out?
102447. Is fire a gas, liquid or solid?
102448. What connects horses, cattle, asses, mules, sheep, pigs, goats and dogs (and no others)? (Of course, it's not 4 feet)
102449. One apple, two pears, three plums, four strawberries, five oranges and then what?
102450. Besides the skunk, are there any other mammals that will squirt a person or predator with a foul smell?
102451. In 'Home Alone,' what do the two robbers call themselves?
102452. Which Hollywood idol was the 'body' of the 1940s and 1950s?
102453. Who finished fourth in the 1989 BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
102454. Where is the largest joint in the human body?
102455. Is it true that widows in ancient India were asked to refrain from using onion and garlic in their food?
102456. What is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels?
102457. In simple words, what is meant by Union Territories?
102458. Is the new movie "Confessions of a Shopaholic," supposed to be based on all of 'Shopaholic' novels by Sophie Kinsella, or just the first in the series?
102459. What is the most popular tourist site in the US?
102460. Where did President-elect Obama volunteer today?
102461. Where is President Bush going to be during the inauguration and on Inauguration Day?
102462. When is Joe Biden officially Vice President?
102463. When was the thylacine declared extinct?
102464. How is the hometown of Laney Hennessy in the 2006 show ?Her Fatal Flaw? related in name to the father of Kelly and Katie Sullenberger?
102465. How is one of the original animated "Sentinels of Liberty? related in name to the origin of the colourful ?Tantri the Mantri? series?
102466. How is the husband of Pamela Banting related in name to the real life husband of "Neela Rasgotra"?
102467. Was the "car door" test in the Goodfellas movie?
102468. Komodo dragons have killed how many people since the scientific world started to pay attention to such things?
102469. Slow down when you approach what kind of set that contains elements common to two other sets?
102470. What Portuguese colony in India was given up in 1954?
102471. What is Moksha?
102472. How long after William Henry Harrison died did John Tyler become U.S. President?
102473. What was "Smiling Buddha"?
102474. What is Dashi?
102479. No, the Lone Ranger's not riding again...but a small Japanese hit the road with his theme song. Name the Japanese and tell how this commercial venture is related to the War of the Roses. Oh, yes--and what's the original title by an Italian of the work about a Swiss hero?
102480. On 'Only Fools and Horses' where did Boycie's mistress live so Marlene wouldn't find out?
102481. What percentage of the UK is under 56 years of age, only ever having Elizabeth II as their monarch?
102482. On average, the citizens of which country can speak the most languages?
102483. David Rice Atchinson was U.S. President for one day. What was his religion?
102484. What do they call the Aurora Borealis in the southern hemisphere?
102485. What is the official title of the US Supreme Court's Chief Justice?
102486. What basic urban service have residents of Ottawa, Ontario been without for over a month, causing much grief and grumbling around the city?
102487. What US president had the very first inaugural parade and what did it consist of?
102488. Is it true that no Canadian athlete has won a gold medal at any Olympics held in Canada?
102489. What team(s) have the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to in the Super Bowl?
102490. How has Hasbro's game Clue changed?
102491. Who was officially the president of the US at 12:01 PM EST?
102492. If the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court is the senior justice as well, does that mean he or she gives both swearing-ins?
102493. What is the link between the songs 'You Little Thief' written by Benmont Tench, founding member of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and 'A Good Heart' written by Maria McKee in the mid 1980s? I'm not looking for the fact that they were both recorded by Feargal Sharkey.
102494. While Barack and Michelle Obama were at the balls, what were Melia and Sasha doing in the halls?
102495. How many words was Obama's inaugaral speech?
102496. Lincoln's second inaugaral address is filled with beautiful references to Masonic terms. Was Lincoln a Mason? If so, what degree?
102497. When I saw a certain dog today, I was reminded of a phrase we used when I was at school. It was "whip it quick". In fact I think it was also used as the name of a character in a radio comedy program, possibly the Charlie Chester Show.
Anybody remember what the phrase means?
102498. Because Obama flubbed the Oath of Office and this goes counter to the requirements of the U.S. Constitution is he not the president?
102499. What does 'de omni scibili et de quolibet ente' mean?