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Questions From Feb 16 01
10501. Which European capital city is heated by natural underground hot springs water?
10502. What show did Gabby Hayes play in?
10504. What is the longest one word palindrome?
10506. What type of animal lays a poisonous egg?
10509. This gentleman was the first US president to be born an American citizen but grew up speaking a language other than English. Who was he?
10510. Which was known as "The Me Decade?"
10511. To be "first generation" in the states, does it go by first generation born here or first generation to gain citizenship?
10514. In the movie 'Harvey' what was the name of the character played by Jimmy Stewart?
10515. Who was the first athlete to appear on the front of a box of Wheaties cereal?
10517. What was the first US city to have 911 emergency services?
10519. What is the capital of California?
10523. What is the scientific term for "jet lag?"
10524. What NBA team had only 2 free throw attempts in one game?
10527. What does someone have if they are suffering from circadian dysrhythmia?
10531. What does the scientific term 'gluteus maximus' mean?
10532. Where does one ocean become another, i.e. where is the border between the Pacific and the Atlantic?
10536. What is the name of 'The Simpsons' episode which ends with Homer carrying Marge out of the power plant in his arms with the romantic music in the background?
10542. What is the period of the Earth's rotation about its own axis?
10546. What Roman general who declined to become Caesar has the name of a city in the United States and has a football team with the same name?
10548. Bromley plateau is located in which ocean?
10552. What was discovered by Joseph Lister?
10554. Why is R2-D2 so named?
10555. How many times is the 'F' word used in the movie 'Pulp Fiction?'
10557. Which place organised the first municipal dump: Athens, Crete, Rome or Sparta?
10558. At what speed does a sneeze travel in the air?
10559. Who was the first contemporary super model to pose for Playboy magazine: Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks or Claudia Schieffer?
10560. Which invention was denied a patent by Queen Elizabeth I of England because of fear of unemployment that would be created?
10563. How many verses are there in the Bible?
10564. In 'Harry Potter and the Secert Chamber' what kind of car does Ron try to rescue him in?
10566. From what country is a vehicle marked 'D?'
10569. What five-word nickname has been applied since the 1940s by the black community to 125th Street in New York?
10570. What is the destination if you take "the second star on the right and straight on till morning?"
10574. How was the moon formed?
10575. Fans of what NFL team used to call a section of their home stadium the 'Dawg Pound?'
10588. On which Pacific island is Lake Vaihiria?
10589. Who was the first US president to file income tax?
10594. How many years did Rip Van Winkle sleep?
10596. Which company has the most gas stations in the United States and approximately how many are there?
10599. What city was 'Hill Street Blues' set in?
10603. From what character did Shylock demand his "pound of flesh" in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice?'
10605. Who first developed a vaccination against smallpox?
10608. One sad September night in 1926 this sports hero explained his loss by saying "I just forgot to duck." Who was it?
10611. What is the name of the current annual publication that started life in the mid-nineteenth century thanks to one Alfred Bailey?
10612. What is the only Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway production for which they provided neither the words nor the music?
10613. What is the surname of these siblings in a nineteeenth century work of fiction: Edward, Alice, Humphrey and Edith?
10614. What is the specific claim to fame of the Six Proud Walkers on 10 March 1962?
10615. What two-word nickname was given to the main corridor in the original Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York?
10616. Who was elected Grand Sheik of the society he founded at the Three lions Pub, Hotel Tudor, New York City in May, 1965?
10623. What automobile was advertised with the slogan "Ask the man who owns one?"
10625. In the old Roman court men did not swear the truth of a statement on the Bible. What did they use instead?
10629. What is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River?
10633. What type of wrestling is restricted to holds above the waist?
10639. What wildlife gave the Canary Islands their name?
10643. What is the largest bear in the world?
10653. On what part of the car were the tuner and the volume controls located for the first car radio, the Motorola, when it was introduced in 1929?
10654. What is the coldest city in the 'Lower 48' states?
10661. In the 1960s the Duchess of Argyll was photographed in a compromising position with a man whose face was out of the picture. The mystery man was rumored to be an influential figure in British society at the time. Since the death of the Duchess last year his true identity has been revealed. Who was the so-called 'headless man' pictured with the Duchess?
10666. What foot did Neil Armstrong first step on the surface of the moon with?
10669. Who was the first Norse explorer who landed in North America?
10670. Who was the first documented European to reach the Americas?
10671. Who was the Phoenician who explored the northwest coast of Africa?
10676. What was the original reason that prices are often set just under a round figure, e.g. $9.98 instead of $10.00?
10677. Which Dutch seaport is considered Europe's largest?
10680. In which town was Confucius born?
10682. What kind of animal was Dr. Dolittle's Pushme-Pullyu?
10683. How did high heels come to be on cowboy boots?
10688. On 'Friends' has Chandler's dad ever appeared, and if so, who played the dad?
10689. What is the origin of the last name 'Bing' as in the Chandler character on 'Friends?'
10690. What does the letter E stand for in ESPN?
10691. L3i7l, how did you choose your screen name and what is it meant to represent?
10692. What professional sport has the highest attendance in the United States?
10693. What professional sport has the highest attendance in the world?
10694. On the cartoon series of the 1980s, who was the leader of the 'Pound Puppies?'
10697. Did the old Flying A company get its logo from making aviation fuel?
10699. What subject did Glenn Ford try to teach in 'The Blackboard Jungle?'
10700. What Hitchcock film opens with a scene at 3:15 PM in Davidson's Pet Shop?
10701. Which castaway from the first season of CBS' Survivor lost the least amount of weight?
10705. Before it became a TV prop, what was in the bottle that served as the home of the genie in the 1960s sitcom 'I Dream of Jeannie?'
10708. Did the 'P.F.' in the old P.F. Flyers sneakers stand for "Perfect Fit"?
10709. What US president was secretly sworn in two days before the official inauguration ceremony?
10711. What was the first song Dave Matthews wrote, and for whom was it written?
10713. For Valentine's Day, you and your sweetie gave each other one Hershey's Kiss, which you both ate. In order to burn up those calories, how long did the two of you have to exchange a passionate kiss?
10716. Which country is closest to the magnetic North Pole?
10717. What game company was launched in 1861 with 'The Checkered Game of Life,' a game still available today with the shorter name 'Life?'
10719. Which country can boast of the largest organisation devoted to Sherlock Holmes, out of the 375-odd such organisations around the world: UK, Japan, France or Belgium?
10720. What material was used to erase lead pencil markings before people started using rubber: gin, wet rice, bread or Dru gum?
10722. Sherlock Holmes had a brother called Mycroft, but in the Gene Wilder movie "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother" there is a third brother. Can you name him?
10723. Viewed from the Earth, what colours do the coolest stars appear to be?
10724. What was the French title for the movie 'City Slickers?'
10726. What is the longest living mammal?
10732. What bird taught Dr. Dolittle how to talk to animals?
10734. What are the three largest natural lakes in Australia?
10746. Who was William Frederick Cody?
10747. What national park was established on February 26, 1919?
10748. What author was born on February 25, 1942?
10750. What was the name of the McDonald's official mascot before Ronald McDonald was introduced in the early 1960s?
10752. What was Bugs Bunny's original name?
10753. What are the names of the kings represented by the kings in a deck of playing cards?
10756. Where are three quarters of the world's pineapples grown?
10757. What is the northernmost US state capital?
10758. What is the southernmost state in the United States?
10761. Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not celebrate holidays?
10762. 'Coal Miner's Daughter' was a hit song by, and the title of a biographical movie about what country singer?
10766. How were international telephone dialing codes assigned and how come the US and Canada, two huge countries, share one code (1) when much smaller countries with a lot in common, such as the UK and Ireland, or Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, have different codes?
10772. Who was Grumbo and what is his connection with King Arthur?
10774. "America and England, two countries separated by a common language." Does anyone know this exact quote and who said it?
10775. What was the date that the movie 'The Perfect Storm' opened in Danvers, MA?
10780. What famous battle happened on September 23rd 1779?
10781. What happened in American history in January of 1778?
10782. In 1908 eighteen statues were erected in England and caused a great scandal because people thought them to be indecent. Who was the artist?
10785. What is the correct term for the little squiggly thing at the end of this question?
10790. What Soviet economist proposed the theory that states the economies of the western capitalist world are prone to major up-and-down 'supercycles' lasting fifty to sixty years?
10792. What famous fictional detective lived on Punchbowl Hill?
10794. What are the top four ice cream flavors?
10795. What exactly is the difference between a suit and a tuxedo?
10796. What laundry detergent used the slogan "Ancient Chinese Secret?"
10798. Where does the term "baker's dozen" come from?
10806. What piece of music was used as Hitchcock's theme song for his television show?
10807. What was Chuckles the Clown's trademark phrase?
10810. Who built London's St. Paul's Cathedral, and is now buried there?
10812. Why was the teddy bear named after Theodore Roosevelt?
10820. Who was the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California?
10822. Can you name the world leader who "spoke softly and carried a big stick?"
10824. Which of the following is not a colour on Rubik's Cube: orange, white, red or purple?
10825. What does the internationally accepted sign "waving the yellow flag" indicate?
10826. Who became the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history?
10827. If lovers are said to be "star-crossed" how would you describe their relationship: doomed, ideal, stormy, or unorthodox?
10828. Who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame?
10836. Which giant cruise ship is set to be launched by Cunard in late 2003?
10839. Gus, Buddy and Mike Bell make up the first three-generation family to all play for what same major league baseball team?
10848. How did the kangaroo get its name?
10853. A highly successful burglar was in court throughout the trial of Guy Fawkes. Who was he, and this is not quite what it seems, apparently?
10854. Gas mask filters manufactured in the first World War were the origin of which modern day product which took their current name in 1925?
10857. What is Popeye's Pappy's name?
10858. In which Australian state or territory would you stay at the Big Croc?
10859. In which Asian country is the Sepilok animal sanctuary?
10869. What is the name of Captain Hook's ship?
10873. At what kind of plant did Archie Bunker work and what was his job there?
10876. Who wrote the song 'Blue Moon' and when was it written?
10877. What board game was introduced on March 7, 1933?
10881. Who invented the pay phone?
10882. What does George Costanza want to name his kid?
10883. What video game allowed the player to use a "smart bomb"?
10887. What is the national anthem of Hawaii?
10890. What date is Mother's Day in the UK?
10891. One winter's morning in the 1800s a pattern of hoof-prints was found in the snow across several miles of English countryside. People at the time believed they had been made by the devil. What was most likely to have actually made them?
10892. What is the name of the video game where the players rode on ostriches?
10893. What store's advertising jingle went, "...so take the wheel of your automobile and drive on down to -----?"
10898. On the average how many square feet does the adult body have of skin?
10899. At a British coronation who holds the right hand of the monarch during the ceremony?
10905. David Puddy is a major fan of what team?
10906. What did Bobby Bonds do in his first major league at bat?
10907. What former NFL quarterback became a spokesman for a brand of tea bags?
10908. What was Chief Thunderthud's favorite saying?
10909. Who was the first pro golfer to earn more than $100,000 in a season?
10915. Oscar Wilde wrote of a 16th century ghost accused of murdering his wife. He is finally released from his bond with the help of an ambassador's daughter. Who was the ghost, and what was the name of the story?
10917. Who was haunted by George and Marion Kirby?
10918. What famous recipe did Jackie Kennedy hang on the White House kitchen wall?
10919. Is there a website that will give me the dates and locations of all the live performances that the Beatles gave during 1963?
10920. Does anyone know who George Cutterman was? Apparently he was the last British 'something.'
10922. What mistake did the US Postal Service make in 1999 on a 60-cent international stamp that featured a photo of the Grand Canyon?
10925. What TV series featured the character Rusty B Company?
10939. What is the name of the creature from the movie 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon?'
10941. What is the main source of industry in Australia?
10942. Is it a rule of thumb that if you have a tongue you are a mammal?
10944. Who is the DJ in Robbie Williams' 'Rock DJ' video?
10946. How many ounces are in a pound in the troy weight system?
10949. Who was the first woman sportsperson to win over $100,000 in prize money during a single year: Babe Didrikson, Pat Bradley, Billie Jean King, or Peggy Fleming?
10951. How many square feet are in an acre?
10952. "If you start throwing hedgehogs at me, I shall throw a couple of porcupines under you." Who said that: Chairman Mao, Nelson Mandela, Richard Nixon, or Nikita Khruschev?
10953. Which character of Shakespeare's dramas says, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet?"
10955. What is the significance of the title of the movie 'The Postman Always Rings Twice?'
10959. Where did the moniker 'K-car' for Chryslers come from?
10960. What is the name of Luther's dog in the TV series 'Coach?'
10964. What cartoon character said, "I hate them meeces to pieces?"
10965. The vatu is the currency of which country?
10966. The Japanese cheer "banzai" represents how many years?
10968. What is the southernmost city in South America to have a subway transportation system?
10970. What was the unusual nickname of Buddy Sorrell's wife on the sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'?
10971. What was the real first name of Chicago gangster "Bugs" Moran?
10976. What did Lucy Van Pelt first call Snoopy in the early Peanuts comic strip?
10977. They were introduced in 1967 and in Aussie slang they are 'bladders.' What are they?
10980. Which old order of chivalry had the same motto as the Order of the Garter, ie. "honi soit qui mal y pense?"
10986. How many eyes does a scallop have?
10987. What color are the eyes of a scallop?
10990. Selling stock you didn't own in hopes the price would go down was called "skinning" what kind of animal in the 1800's?
10995. What is the name of the wizard who runs the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling?
10997. During the Civil War how did Union troops drop leaflets over to the enemy side?
10998. What was the first name of the Ameche brother who was trying to sell Ragu spaghetti sauce to the American public on TV?