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Questions From Dec 15 09
111501. I have a feeling that over the years the word whore has been used a lot out of context. What does the word whore really mean?
111502. What candy was a sponsor of Evel Knievel's Skycycle X-2?
111503. Which came first, the flat top or the cone top beer can?
111504. Beer bottles come in different colors. What is done to the glass to make the colors different?
111505. Who was Derry Daring?
111506. What is the oldest bar in Utah?
111507. How many movies has Clint Eastwood directed that he did not appear in?
111509. Where can we find a marble statue of Napoleon in the nude?
111510. What was Washington D.C.'s former name before it was named after the President George Washington?
111511. What are antioxidants good for?
111512. What is a "Wembley Goal"?
111513. Was all of the New Testament originally written in Greek?
111514. Can anyone find the page on which Charlie says he prefers Edward, because he's more responsible when it comes to Bella's safety? The book name and the page number, anyone?
111515. Which Pope was the first to be photographed?
111516. The baseball team Philadelphia Phillies have a mascot called the "Philly Phanatic" and he's green. What is the name of the person who dons the costume of the mascot?
111519. Are actor and actress James Farentino and Linda Farentino related in any way?
111520. Where is the oldest bar in the world?
111521. Where is the largest clock in the world?
111522. What is the name of the bagel shop where Kramer worked in 'Seinfeld'?
111523. In the Terri Schiavo case, it states that Judge Greer granted an "automatic stay." What is an automatic stay? It is not the bankruptcy automatic stay.
111524. What happened when Gloria Allred sued over having a boys and girls toy section?
111525. Which of the following mansions had the most rooms; Cà d'Zan, Falcon Lair, Greenacres, or Pickfair?
111526. Which of the following mansions had the most square feet; Cà d'Zan, Falcon Lair, Greenacres, or Pickfair?
111527. What do Vince McMahon and Judy Sheindlin have in common with Strongheart?
111528. Who did Dora Spenlow marry?
111529. Who owned the Cyrus South Seaman?
111530. How many people were killed due to the Confederate attack on Ft. Sumter?
111532. Who was the first person to do the "happy dance" on screen and from which 1948 movie did it come, way before it was popularized in today's modern culture?
111533. What happened to the cats that the CIA tried to use to spy on the Soviets?
111534. What happened to the dogs that the USSR tried to use to blow up German tanks?
111535. Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How much is a peck and where does the word come from?
111536. What does "by the weight side" really mean?
111537. Who has larger lips - Mick Jager or Steven Tyler?
111538. How did the English Equestrian event called the Steeplechase come about? Aren't steeples on top of churches?
111540. How many episodes of South Park does Kenny McCormick not die in?
111541. What film stars Neil Patrick Harris as a monkey?
111542. What NFL team is the only team to finish the season undefeated and go on to win the Super Bowl still undefeated?
111543. What Cincinnati Bengal player just recently died after getting into a car crash?
111544. In the movie "Patton", General Patton calls Palermo the "most conquered city in history". Is this true? If not, what is the most conquered city in history?
111545. What are The Willis in the ballet Giselle?
111546. Why don't we find pigeons on trees?
111547. Is it possible to replace human eyes with cat's eyes to get day-night vision?
111548. What does an administrative judge do? I do not mean an administrative law judge.
111549. The Scottish footballer Graham Alexander is an expert at penalties. Against which team did he miss his first penalty, and how many penalties has he missed. (As a professional footballer from 1991 onwards.)
111551. What does "mum's the word" have to do with keeping a secret? What is a mum?
111552. What kind of tree was the bird perched on when Keats wrote 'Ode to the Nightingale'?
111553. The puffin is associated with which British island?
111554. How many what between Piccadilly and Pomona?
111555. Which actor or actress has the greatest total of movie credits?
111556. In NCAA Basketball 09, there were 64 historical teams featured as a bonus in the game; what were all of the historical teams?
111558. Who was Walter Knott?
111559. What is a Bowen knot?
111560. What is the Knot System?
111561. What is a Red Knot?
111562. What is Knotted Wrack?
111563. Why are LCD or plasma displays always rectangular in shape?
111564. Is it not possible to generate electricity from wind in a train which is moving at its average speed for a long duration?
111565. Why does the taste of tea or coffee, kept in a thermos flask, change when consumed after a few hours?
111566. Which English cathedral has a chantry chapel decorated with carved owls?
111567. What was the last war conflict in which piston-engined airplane fighters went head to head?
111568. What impressive feat do many claim that Archimedes achieved against the Roman fleet during the Second Punic War; and, did this feat really occur?
111569. What 12 year bloody war was fought over an old bucket?
111570. What was the original meaning of the negative word "rape" and what type of animal was named after this older meaning?
111571. Why was the Spanish Flu, which was far more deadly than WWI, named "Spanish"?
111572. Does the word beatification have any religious meaning? What does it mean?
111573. How was the Israeli movie "The Band's Visit" received in Egypt?
111574. What is the correct name in English for the inhabitants of Sodom, a settlement on Whalsay, Shetland?
111575. On Soccer Saturday, the football show where the scores around Britain are read out, there is a scorer who frequently appears called A Trialist. Is this a real players name or is this person actually on trial with the club.
111576. Why does the slang term, "That's how I roll," refer to rolling?
111577. Una Merkel played the role in the original film version. Later, another actress played the role in the remake. More than three decades later, this same actress played the same role in the sequel. Who was the actress and what was the role?
111578. In horse racing, what is an exacta?
111579. If it rained 6 inches of rain, how many inches of snow would that equal to?
111580. What word connects "Stardust" with the new name of Macrobius A?
111581. Did a strike prevent music records to be made in 1943?
111582. Coca-Cola used a famous soprano in their ads in the early 1900s. What is her name and the name of the ship she was on that ran aground on a coral reef?
111583. Who was "Old Fritz"?
111584. What is the name the little girl who was said to have spent an extremely rare 1894S dime on an ice cream?
111585. What is the record for the longest shootout in the NHL?
111586. What has been called, "too small to be a republic and too large to be an insane asylum"?
111587. What has been called, "a loose confederation of shopping malls"?
111588. In Canadian history, what was a "Zombie"?
111589. What city was formerly called, "Pile of Bones"?
111590. Which four Scottish towns or cities can have derbies?
111591. What is a split infinitive?
111592. When will the Christmas Number One of the UK for 2009 be announced.
111593. How many goals have Leeds United scored in all competitions since Simon Grayson took over?
111594. During WWII, the allies considered using small icebergs as aircraft carriers from which to launch attacks off the coast of Europe. The substance eventually experimented with was ice enhanced with about four percent fiber. What was the name given to this substance?
111595. Parts of the Rocky Mountains in North America are a mere 50 to 100 million years old. Just infants in geological time. Are there areas in the world today that geologists predict may become mountain ranges in 50 million years or so?
111596. Are the lyrics of Viva La Vida based on anything?
I can't get the song out of my head!
111597. Did Churchill not warn Coventry on November 14, 1940, that it would suffer a massive German bombing, so not to alert the Germans that their "uncrackable" Enigma codes had in fact been cracked by a team at Bletchley Park?
111599. Other than stories, has it ever been proven 100% that the continent of Atlantis existed or didn't exist? Which one is it?
111600. What is a nosegay?
111601. From where comes the phrase: "Wet your whistle"?
111602. Can you name the first footballer to captain two back-to-back world cup final losing teams?
111603. What Italian film director described some of the youngsters of his country as "Big Calves", in the title of one of his early movies?
111604. Which U.S. President wrote a book about two people seeing Bigfoot?
111605. Who won the latest Survivor entitled Survivor: Samoa?
111606. What city is on every continent except Antarctica?
111607. What Broadway musical was based on Clifford Odet's play "The Flowering Peach"?
111608. What is the name of the Seattle company that makes magnetic strips?
111609. What is the name of the 1980s R&B group that recorded the song "Come Over"?
111610. What 1942 song was written about Jimmy Rushing?
111611. What TV show is about FBI agent Don Epps and his brainiac brother, Charlie?
111612. Who is the first person to have his picture on the cover of both Time and Newsweek in the same week?
111613. Who was the only president from Georgia?
111614. Whose presidental champaign coined the phase "Maine goes, so goes the Nation?"
111615. What does it mean that hormones do not initiate new biochemical reactions, but produce their effects by regulating enzymatic and other chemical reactions, already present?
111616. What is hypophysis cerebri and why is the pituitary gland also called hypophysis cerebri?
111617. What is lutenisation?
111618. What is short stalk (the infundibulum)?
111619. What is cretinism?
111620. In Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone, who takes care of Harry after his family is killed by Voldemort?
111621. In Mozart's D major string quintet there's a difference between the manuscript of the Finale and what eventually got published. Who made this change, and how did it wind up being published instead of Mozart's original? Or did Mozart approve the change himself?
111622. The Latin name for this species makes reference to the fact that only a single wing had ever been found -- that is, until this year when four committed twitchers tracked a live specimen down by torch and headlight. What's the species and where was it found?
111623. What is the difference between the circumference and the diameter of an orb or any round object?
111624. What does the French word milquetoast mean?
111625. Is the only difference between a wolf and a dingo the name, or is a dingo just a kind of wolf?
111626. With Martin Brodeur's win tonight, what all-time record does Martin Brodeur lead? (NHL 21-Dec-09)
111627. When was the first Star Wars novel first published?
111628. What island nation, with a significant human population, has no native reptiles or amphibians?
111629. Which actress stars in the Education Connection commercials?
111630. What sort of rituals can be performed by a bula in traditional Islam?
111631. In what does Folk Islam differ from High Islam?
111632. What must be understood by "fictive elopement" in Muslim traditions?
111633. Where did the name Orewa (New Zealand) come from?
111634. Why have the buyers of music in the UK chosen Rage Against the Machine's 1992 rap-metal hit "Killing in the Name" to be this year's Christmas song?
111635. Who invented wars or when was the first war?
For example, what civilization or group of people or person or town?
111636. For what act of amazing kindness is Dirk Willems known?
111637. Approximately how many people are airborne over the US in any given hour?
111638. What is Quizzyland?
111639. How many elements are there and what are they?
111640. What are the 5 tallest mountains?
111641. Is it true that Iceland is full of greenery and Greenland is full of ice?
111642. How many nibbles are there in a longword?
111643. Why do many mammals native to the tropics have fur?
111644. In hexadecimals, what is the largest unsigned hex number that can be stored in a byte?
111645. Who had a hit song with "Me and Mrs. Jones"?
111646. When was "The Law and Mr. Jones" aired on TV?
111647. Who is in "Generation Jones"?
111648. What is the difference between a Jones fracture and a Pseudo-Jones fracture?
111649. What comic strip did Arthur R. Momand first draw in 1916?
111651. If the purpose of spider venom is to subdue and partly digest prey, such as insects, then why do some spider bites contain enough toxins to kill an adult human?
111652. Is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer a male?
111653. Is it true that in the winter time near Christmas the male reindeer lose their antlers and only the females keep theirs?
111654. What is a teraminx?
111655. Is "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" the first book in "The Chronicles Of Narnia," or is it "The Magician's Nephew"?
111656. Who made "Making Fiends"?
111657. Who has the slogan, "Have it your way"?
111658. Who does Mitch Love play for?
111659. Who drafted Tuomo Ruutu?
111660. Which country is the world's largest producer of jester caps?
111661. Who did Michael Jordan record his first NBA dunk against?
111663. What is the difference between a chiropractor and a masseuse?
111664. Are Ian White, Colin White and Todd White (NHL) related?
111665. Are Mike Richards and Brad Richards (NHL) related?
111666. A bold, but now unpopular, British Vicar has made statements that seem to go against the Ten Commandments. Who is this man and what did he say?
111667. What is the most expensive car in the United States of America?
111668. What does this sentence mean? "You're only as old as the woman you're feeling"?
111669. Which football team was the last winner of the European Cup Winner's Cup in 1999?
111670. What is the Gordian's Knot?
111671. What is Michael Jordan doing?
111672. What are the names of all the prime ministers of India so far (2009)?
111673. Who was the first female to be in space?
111674. Are there any countries in the world where murder is not against the law?
111675. In the 19th century, what U.S. Naval vessel took 45 years from the laying of the keel to commissioning?
111677. What item did Percy Spencer receive a patent for on January 24, 1950?
111678. Who authored the diaries of "The Great Fire" of 1666 in London, as well as the war with the Dutch?
111679. What was the price of the first commercial microwave oven sold by the Raytheon Company in 1950?
111680. Is silent actress Barbara Kent still living?
111681. Who was the first person to cross the English Channel in a balloon?
111682. What is Tour Montparnasse?
111683. Was "The Good Earth" filmed in China?
111684. Why was White Horse changed to Whitehorse?
111685. What is Stone Cold doing now?
111686. Who is the only American buried in the Kremlin?
111687. Who is the Prime Minister of Romania?
111688. What is a Rockist?
111689. Who invented pneumatic tyres?
111690. What war saw the the loss of sovereignty of an independent Burma?
111691. What made Richard Lynn famous (or infamous)?
111692. When did the Bank of England issue its first one-pound banknote?
111693. When was the title "The United States" first mentioned on American banknotes?
111694. What was the name of the paper money issued by the French Revolutionaries?
111695. What is a Continental in the history of paper currency?
111696. What are the lyrics for the song "Mayfair" by the Quireboys?
111697. Where can I find a setlist for the Quireboys concert on December 11, 2009, at the London Forum?
111698. To date, December, 2009, what is the longest period of time that has elapsed between an author writing words and a composer setting them to music? Keep in mind, I don't include translations.
111699. In Twilight, who turns Bella into a vampire?
111700. How many statues form the Easter Island statues?
111702. Does a $2.00 bill really exist?
111703. How did the term wishy-washy come about and what's its meaning? Sounds like a laundry detergent.
111704. Who chose red and green to be the official colors of Christmas?
111705. While driving down the highways I often see parts of tires that result from the delamination of retreads. What percentage of retread tires fail in this manner?
111706. Is it true that there are banks in Hong Kong, and possibly other places, that have accounts with no names or account numbers? The account holders are provided with a seal that cannot be duplicated and is as unique as a signature. Apparently this is a very old banking system that provides absolute secrecy as to the identity of the account holder.
111707. Which line on the London Underground is home to Shepherd's Bush?
111708. Which line on the London Underground is Willesden Junction on?
111709. The modern name for China is derived from what?
111710. What is spoofing?
111711. What is (or was) the Pale of Settlement?
111712. Where is (or was) Taurica?
111713. Who is the Prime Minister of Belgium?
111714. Has anyone in the world reached their 100th wedding anniversary?
111715. Who was the highest ranking Nazi to be hung by the Allies?
111716. Is Brett Hart still wrestling?
111717. Who was the first US President born in the 20th century?
111718. Who was known as "The Giant of the Revolution" and what was his weapon of choice?
111719. Who was Wolf the Quarrelsome?
111720. Who was the first person to lift 400 pounds overhead in a weightlifting competition?
111721. Is there a statue of Louis Cyr anywhere?
111722. Who won the wrestling match between Stanislaus Zbyszko and The Great Gama?
111723. What is the difference between a wolf and a wolverine?
111724. Which footballer was top scorer at the Olympics in 1996 and has scored for five seperate teams in the Champions League?
111725. For the 2009 musical romance film "Nine," starring stars such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench and Nicole Kidman, what is the relevance of the title of the film?
111726. What happened to John Lennon's Rolls Royce?
111727. A 14-year old boy wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt that told the US President that he held him in great esteem and asked FDR for a ten dollar US bill. This boy would grow up to be one of the best known political figures of the 20th century. Who was he?
111728. What is a "Canadian Tuxedo"?
111729. How did upsy-daisy come about?
111730. In the movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show," Brad and Janet get married in Denton. Which state are we to presume Denton is in?
111731. Why is the Emerald Bowl, a post-season American college football game, played at AT&T Park in San Francisco, instead of Candlestick Park?
111732. How did the small island called "Crocodile Island" in the Kaiorewai, Orewa Estuary, get its name?
111733. Kmart operates over 1,300 stores with over 1,000 in-store pharmacies across 49 U.S. states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. What is the one U.S. state that Kmart is not in?
111734. Where is the original site in Silverdale, New Zealand, of the Silverdale War Memorial and why and when was it moved to its present site at Silverdale?
111735. Leeds United have fallen behind in three games this season so far; who were the opposition?
111736. What was the name of the CBBC show in the early noughties about chocolate being banned?
111737. What leader of a democratic government is forbidden by law to vote?
111738. Why is 1,000 called a grand?
111739. Apropos of current icy driving conditions, should you turn into the skid or against it?
111740. How many goals were scored in the premiership in season 2008-09?
111741. How many own goals were scored in the premiership in season 2008-09?
111742. What was the first mascot to ever switch leagues in pro sports history?
111743. In a written sentence, what does the word 'sic' refer to?
111744. When driving a 4-wheel drive, what direction would you turn to when skidding?
111745. What is Hock money?
111746. What is and who can take part in a Whit walk?
111747. What is a sock hop? Can a sock really hop?
111748. When did pantyhose first outsell stockings?
111749. Who makes the most expensive stockings?
111750. What is the most money paid for a piece of barbed wire?
111751. What was Bock's Car?
111752. When should "the" be pronounced with a long e sound like thee, or with an a sound like tha?
111753. Why are porno flicks called blue movies?
111754. Are there anywhere in the modern world any remnants of the Lord of Misrule tradition, politicians not included?
111755. Who is meant by the "Irish Achilles"?
111756. Whose tombstone identifies the person under it as somebody whose name was "writ in water"?
111757. Where do elevator operators still work their trade?
111758. How did Wycombe Wanderers, in September of 2000, score two goals in nine seconds, without the opposition touching the ball?
111759. What major Hollywood film had to wait 46 years for a Hollywood sequel to be made?
111760. If a woman is wearing a burqa in her passport picture, how can an inspector tell if it's her or not?
111761. Who are the Alexian Brothers?
111762. What is the Latin word for "soldier"?
111763. What did Poon Lim do?
111764. How long did Tu'i Malila live?
111765. His brother and five other men were shot to death. He would die a few hours later, his body riddled with bullets. He told the cops, "Nobody shot me." Who is this man?
111766. In the movie "The Blues Brothers", what song is playing in the elevator the duo takes to the Tax Assessor's office during the climactic scene?
111767. Often, during moments of excitement, people yell "Go Bananas!" What is the connection between bananas and excitement?
111768. Who invented a new French author for the Don Quixote story?
111769. Who was the Belgian-Congolese officer who became a horrible head-collector in a novel by Joseph Conrad?
111770. What "scandalous" novel by a Russian-born American author was written in English, but published in France, also banned in France but not forbidden in the United States?
111771. What is the exact number of stories in the Arabian classic "Thousand and One Nights"?
111772. Is it true that during World War I the Russian army had more soldiers than they had guns and in some cases troops were sent into the trenches empty handed? They had to wait for a fellow soldier to be killed or wounded and then inherit the weapon.
111773. Is it true that in a desert survival situation you will have a better chance of surviving if you drink your water when you are thirsty rather than rationing the supply?
111774. Is litka still wrestling?
111775. The appendix was once thought to be an unnecessary part of the human anatomy. What does medical science think of the appendix currently?
111776. Tonsils were once thought to be an unnecessary part of the human anatomy. What does medical science think of tonsils currently?
111777. What was the early 80s group and song title for an MTV video in which a "loser" named Eugene would hit on women in a bar and introduce himself by saying "ah, ah Eugene?"
111778. Where did the term queasy come from, as in "I'm feeling queasy today?"
111779. What is a palindrome?
111780. What does snood mean?
111781. How many lives does a cat have in England?
111782. How many different combinations are there for sudoko grids?
111783. How many planets and moons in our solar system have active volcanoes?
111784. Can a police officer commandeer your car like they show in the movies?
111785. Will "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" be made into a movie?
111786. In the movies, an extremely injured or freezing cold person is often told not to fall asleep or pass out. Why is this?
111787. This hard-drinking gunfighter fought for the CSA and was a member of the KKK. He had a bad reputation and blood on his hand to match. He was described as a gentleman and a gunfighter and, "He never killed a man that did not need killing." Who is he?
111788. When was the shaft drive bicycle invented?
111789. It was made in Denmark in 2007. Its dimensions are 11.5m x 4.61m x 2.31m. What is it?
111790. At the time 50 Cent got his first UK Number One, how much would fifty American cents have been in GBP?
111791. Who is the first King of Sri Lanka?
111792. What is the difference between 'among' and 'amongst'?
111793. What national restaurant chain did Harold Butler and Richard Jezak open in 1953?
111794. What business did retired CEO from Denny's, Vernon Winchell, purchase in 1968?
111795. What is the difference between a malamute and a huskie?
111796. What is Glenn Quagmire's opinion on gay marriage?
111797. Is there a V-Cube 8?
111798. In professional boxing, how long in time is a round?
111799. Does the State of Hawaii have counties like the other states?
111800. What is the Santana song "Incident at Neshabur" about?
111801. Do participants in those speed eating contests purge themselves afterwards?
111802. When was the first airmail service?
111803. How fast was "Glamorous Glennis"?
111804. What happened to Lt. Thomas Selfridge?
111805. The homicide rate in San Francisco, California this year is down by how many percent from last year?
111806. Why does Glenn Quagmire hate Brian, Peter's dog?
111807. In the 1960s, what country was the second most industrialized nation in East Asia, after Japan?
111808. What was the Treaty of Zgorzelec?
111809. What is Salami tactics?
111810. Where are the most well known Scottish schools outside of Britain?
111811. What Australian word for a soldier also occurs in a certain context as a term for a land-reclaiming kind of "Christian communist"?
111812. Who was the youngest winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature?
111813. In Milton's Hell, what is the devils' equivalent for the gods' Pantheon?
111814. Which of these places in Dante's Hell is closest to the exit: Dis, Limbo, Malebolge, Cocytus?
111815. Which of the twelve months of the year was praised as a new beginning by Chaucer, qualified by William Shakespeare as glorious but somewhat unreliable, and criticised as "cruel" by T.S. Eliot?
111816. Why might it be fortuitous for a tall, dark man to enter your house early tomorrow, January 1st?
111817. Who is the King of Morocco?
111818. Where was the Motion City Soundtrack music video for 'Disappear' shot, and what is the explanation of the storyline?
111819. What is the origin of "doing (something) up brown"?
111820. What kind of animal is Tim on 'The Cleveland Show'?
111821. What NASCAR on Fox mascot is featured in 'Alvin and the Chimpmunks: The Squeakquel'?
111822. Who plays Kazaam in 'Kazaam'?
111823. "Little Place, Big Taste" has been the slogan of what fast food place since 2007?
111824. Where are the headquarters of Tyson Food Inc. located?
111825. Who plays the theme music to Ch4's "Black Books", specifically who plays guitar on it?
111826. Happy New Year!
111827. What year did they start with the ball dropping at Times Square in New York City?
111828. What is a grinder switch?
111829. Was the Kennedy Giant ever used during wartime?
111830. When was the Go Kart invented?
111831. What is the Stag Hunt mosaic?
111832. What is loiter time?
111833. What happened to David Bowie's left eye?
111834. What is the last place on Earth to celebrate the beginning of the New Year?
111836. What cheese is made from maggots?
111837. What is the difference between syllabic and logographic writing systems?
111838. Who coined the term "masculinism"?
111839. Why is the Old Slater Mill famous?
111840. What is taipa?
111841. What was the first industrialized city in the Ruhr area?
111842. Most American colleges have some sort of sports like basketball or football, but it seems few if any have a baseball league. Why is that?
111843. What happened to the late actor James Coburn's left hand? I noticed in his earlier films, pre-1990, it seemed normal.
111844. What is the distance of a full lap in professional horse racing or are some tracks different?
111845. Approximately how many different MMORPGs are there in the world?
111846. What was the first human culture known to have some type of New Year celebration?
111847. Has the Vampire Weekend CD "Contra" leaked?
111848. What was Harriet Quimby the first woman to do?
111849. Where is Quiggle Lake?
111850. What is the capital of Quinta Roo?
111851. Who is the mayor of Quiches?
111852. What is a "quidnanc"?
111853. What is a Jack Mormon?
111854. The worst Nazi leaders were tried at Nuremberg. Where were the worst Japanese leaders tried?
111855. Who walked out of a screen test at Walt Disney in 1955?
111856. In the song "Remembering Sunday" by All Time Low, there is a female backing vocal. Who is this?
111857. How is the reference to a duck connected to telling someone to watch out, be careful and duck?
111859. Does anyone but me remember a band from the 70s called Orchestra Luna? Weren't they from Scotland?
111860. The Nuremberg Defense is someone saying, "I was only following orders", as someone said this during the Nuremberg Trials. Who said it?
111861. What French car manufacturers were in the pepper-mill and the bicycle business before they started producing motor-cars?
111862. Did the Lord of the Rings movies increase tourism in New Zealand?
111863. In a standard car, how far away is the brake pedal from the gas pedal?
111864. In the first "Aladdin" movie, how many different impressions does Robin Williams do as the voice of the Genie?
111865. What is the middle ground between science and superstition?
111866. Some states have major roads called turnpikes. How did someone come up with that name?
111867. The word massacre is used to describe a bloody battle. Does "acre" at the end of the word have anything to do with land?
111868. Who is quoted as saying, "Sometimes life is incorrect and unfair"?
111869. What is the origin of the word "avocado"?
111870. What art form is depicted in the film "Footloose?"
111871. What is unusual about the script for "Moulin Rouge?"
111872. Which artist won a major lottery in the late 19th century, enabling him to quit his job and concentrate on painting?
111873. What was Martin Luther's opinion of the Book of James?
111874. In the movie "A League of Their Own", what is the last name of the character played by Téa Leoni?
111875. I recently watched a program on the History Channel where they mentioned a plant used by the Romans for birth control. Apparently the method was so effective that the plant was harvested to the point of extinction. Sorry, I didn't catch the name of it. What is known about this plant?
111876. Are any Futuro Houses still standing?
111877. What is a fairy chimney?
111878. How many people can fit in the London Eye?
111879. What material are Big Ben's hands?
111880. Why is a certain building known as "Le Crayon"?
111881. This mathematician published all his papers under his full hyphenated last name with the exception of a single one, which became his most famous. He is now known mostly by this shortened name. His work in what is now known as tensor analysis influenced Einstein, and was used in the proof of the only Millenium Problem resolved so far. Who is he?
111882. Would Christian Dior be consider a couturier?
111883. To cajole someone is to ____?
111884. What is world's largest animal?
111885. How did Adolf Hitler die?
111886. Is Code Geass Chinese?
111887. Are Chinese and Japanese the same thing?
111890. Are Japanese and Chinese people related?
111891. Other than Barack Obama, is there anyone famous called Barack?
111892. What is Zimbabwe's biggest source of income?
111893. Why are canned tomatoes higher in lycopene than fresh tomatoes?
111894. In which sport must the officials wear black underwear?
111895. What song contains these lyrics "Let's go, don't wait, this night's almost over. Honest, let's make this night last forever forever and ever?"
111898. What does the phrase "The worm has turned" mean?
111899. What does the phrase "Never look a gift horse in the mouth" mean?
111900. Who was Fester Bestertester's sidekick?
111901. What are the Lester Awards?
111902. Did Phil Hester win the Eisner Award?
111903. Was Vester Pegg in a movie with Mae West?
111904. What is the difference between Mester de Clerecia and Mester de Juglaria?
111905. In Act III, Scene I of "Twelth Night", Shakespeare writes: "By innocence I swear, And by my youth I have one heart, one bosom and one truth, And that no woman has; nor never none
Shall mistress be of it, save I alone." Why does the Bard use a double negative?
111906. Is constant accleration, 1 m/s^2 or 0 m/s^2?
111907. Are there still AIDS denialists?
111908. How many species of semi-aquatic mammals are there?
111909. What is a raspberry sound?
111910. What does 'Gridiron' mean in 'Gridiron football'?
111911. Is golden rice more healthy than white rice?
111912. Notary publics are not in the legal advice business, meaning they have no legal recourse. Correct?
111913. What was the Disney cartoon "Der Fuhrer's Face"?
111914. Why is it a concern when ice forms on an airplane's wings?
111915. In a standard American car, does operating the heater draw power from the battery when the engine is running? I'm referring to the heater alone, not the heater fan.
111916. When United States Marines invaded the island of Iwo Jima during the Second World War, two flags were raised over Mount Suribachi during the course of the battle. What became of those flags? Were they lost? Were they destroyed? Does the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, have custody of them? If they survived the battle, and were saved, where are they now?
111917. It is commonly known that a squab is considered a pheasant, however, is a quail considered a pheasant, as well?
111918. Is there a biological difference between a woodchuck and a groundhog, or is it just the name?
111919. Was puppeteer and director Frank Oz ever a professional illustrator?
111920. Was Barack Obama ever disciplined for killing a fly during an interview with CNBC?
111921. Before the current smash hit "Avatar", what was the most successful 3D movie?
111922. Who in the world are the Smith Sisters?
111923. Is there any proof that leaving a radio or TV on when you're not home is good for your dog or cat?
111924. Is there evidence that a razor with five blades is better to use that a razor with "only" three blades?
111925. What is in the center of L'hemisferic?
111926. What are the Mapleson Cylinders?
111927. What is a Vogue picture record?
111928. Is there a man in the Bible named Nimrod?
111929. What nasty chemical has it been reported that restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King use on their beef patties?
111930. When it is said that someone is "resting or riding high on their laurels," what are laurels?
111931. What "classic" English author published her novels anonymously, just mentioning they were written "By a Lady"?
111932. Was E. A. Poe's C. Auguste Dupin the first literary detective ever?
111933. Who added the story of Aladdin and Ali Baba to the Arabic Classic "Thousand and One Nights"
111934. What German author had to flee from Germany in 1932, because the Nazi Party did not like his popular and best-selling, but not very war-minded novel, about the Western Front in World War One?
111935. What novel by a Caribbean author can be considered as a so-called prequel to "Jane Eyre"?
111936. What is Donald Trump's IQ?
111937. Who has the lowest IQ in the world?
111938. Who was Margaret Luke better known as?
111940. On Seinfeld, what did Elaine refer to her prospective boyfriends as?
111941. Where was Rosemary & Thyme's episode Italian Rapscallion filmed?
111943. Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada recently prorogued Parliament. Does any other country have the ability to do this procedure?
111944. A 93-year-old man died today. What was unique about his life's story?
111945. If a kid, between the ages of 5-10, kills a person purposely, are their parents/guardians committing any felony?
111946. Is it true that when Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, the original title was "Modern Prometheus?"
111947. What is wagamama?
111948. What restaurants are owned by Yum Brands?
111949. What restaurants are owned by Darden?
111950. Do all In-N-Out Burger restaurants have crossed palm trees?
111951. What is the Cheeseburger Bill?
111952. Who decides if a lawsuit is frivolous and what makes it frivolous?
111953. What are Canada's top ten law firms by revenue?
111954. In Disney's Peter Pan, what was the name of Captain Hook's cohort, who was also the boatswain of his ship the Jolly Roger?
111955. When was the City of London founded?
111956. What is the longest time spent on Death Row prior to execution?
111957. Is it true that the Lethal Injection is made up of three components?
111958. Does Texas have the largest Death Row population of all US states?
111959. Was it Abraham Lincoln who was responsible for the passing of the "Emancipation Proclamation?"
111960. What were Beveridge's "Five Giant Evils?"
111961. What four-letter word was defined by Ernest Hemingway as " Grace under pressure"?
111962. Who, in Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind," says the famous line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn?"
111963. What Chilean author borrowed his penname from a Czech colleague?
111964. Under what name is Alonso Quixano better known?
111965. What's the name of the island where a daughter of Atlas kept Ulysses captive for a period of seven years?
111966. Has anyone solved the Pocket Cube under 1 second?
111967. Why do fevers in most people get worse or begin at night?
111968. Is it possible to "regrow" a lost limb or appendage?
111969. What is the definition of absolute zero?
111970. What is the freezing point of antifreeze?
111971. Is it true that Japan surrendered after the atomic devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not knowing that the Americans had no other nuclear bombs in their arsenal?
111972. What is "7 & 7", and why was it named so?
111973. Is it true that guide books advise you to avoid eye contact with passengers in the Paris metro?
111974. In what song do the Red Hot Chili Peppers pay tribute to Kurt Cobain?
111975. Why is Dr. McCoy on Star Trek more than often called "Bones"?
111976. How does rock salt melt ice?
111977. During World War II the Japanese launched incendiary bombs carried by hot air balloons to attack the west coast of North America. Were any of these devices successful?
111978. Who were the Cosh Boys?
111979. What is a bedlam?
111980. Did cameraman, director, producer Ernest Shoedsack's eyeballs freeze because he flew too high in World War II, leaving him legally blind?
111981. Is there a function for the Reichstag dome, or is it just for looks?
111982. What was the purpose of the skid on the RAF Avro 504?
111983. Topsy Ojo. Is that his real name?
111984. National Gorilla-Suit Day was a running joke in Don Martin's work. Did he decide on what day of the year it was?
111985. Where is the painting "Woman with Lilacs" by Renoir?
111986. Which did J.D. Salinger write first; "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut" or "The Catcher in the Rye"?
111987. Which insect queen typically lives for fifty homebound years?
111988. In 1930 the town of Wineville in Riverside County, California, changed its name to Mira Loma. Why was this done?
111989. Except in a leap year, which two months start on the same day of the week?
111990. Does the Renault Clio 1999 have a carburetor?
111991. What nutritional beverages are currently available in Hastings or Central Square, NY?
111993. How is one supposed to eat bay leaves that are often put into foods and soups for seasoning?
111994. When eating lobster, what is the green stuff that is often encountered, and should it be eaten? How about the red stuff?
111995. What was the name of the song used for the highlights of Matt and Jeff Hardy in Wrestlemania 25?
111996. Who won the 1997 Scripps Spelling Bee and with what word?
111997. To whom would Judy Garland have preferrred to sing "You Made Me Love You" in the film "Broadway Melody of 1938"?
111998. Who gunned down "the hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the west?"
111999. Who shot down the son of "the hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the west?"