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Questions From Aug 24 10
117001. Why do sailors wear bell-bottom trousers?
117002. What was the format of the 2001-02 NHL schedule?
117003. Do toliet seat covers really protect us against anything?
117004. Why is one side of aluminum foil wrap shiny and the other side dull?
117005. What are oligosaccharides and what sounds are they connected with?
117006. Where is the Egyptian bust that bears a resemblance to Michael Jackson kept?
117007. Is it true that Holi (a Hindu Festival) is extended over a longer period in Vrindavan and Mathura, two cities with which Lord Krishna is closely affiliated?
117008. When is the Taj Mahal open for night viewing?
117009. Which mineral is also called "Fool's Gold"?
117010. On what date is International Women's Day observed?
117011. Is it true that no moon or new moon happens only when the longitude of the sun and the moon are equal?
117012. Who was the consultant engineer to the Grosvenor Estate?
This was for an online comp, but the end time has gone now - was Lutyens classed as an engineer as well as an architect?
117013. Which airline had its headquarters on the grounds of the airport named after the man whose shooting death involved a torch singer/actress who later started a foundation named for her dead son that largely funded Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visit to India in 1959?
117014. What purpose do wisdom teeth serve?
117015. How do they shell pine nuts?
117016. Why do many exterminators wear hard hats?
117017. Rain water is light in color. Why then are rain clouds dark?
117018. What was the name of the Groove Holmes album released in 1991?
117019. In which movie does Madonna's song "Into the Groove" appear?
117020. Which song charted higher on the US Billboard Hot 100, "Groovy Kind of Love" by the Mindbenders or "Groove Me" by King Floyd?
117021. What is a tongue and groove joint?
117022. What instrument does Groovy Judy play?
117023. Why do many firehouses have dalmatians?
117024. Why do some old women dye their hair blue?
117025. Why were Phillips screws and screwdrivers developed?
117026. What does M&M stand for?
117027. Why do they call large trucks "semis"?
117028. What is the name of the condition a horse gets when he or she is over-ridden?
117030. Where in South America is Asuncion?
117031. Where in South America is Barraquilla and how many people live there?
117032. Where in South America is Belo Horizonte and how many people live there?
117033. Aggies is the name for which university team?
117034. What U.S. university team is the Aztecs?
117035. Who is Andrew Carnegie?
117036. Who is Billy Sunday?
117037. Who was Buffalo Bill?
117038. When was the Chicago World's Fair?
117039. What other way than "seksti" is there to write "60" in Danish?
117040. What Celtic language spoken in Britain is actually closer to Breton in France than to any other language spoken in the British Isles?
117041. What Parliament in the British Isles promulgates its laws in both English and a local defunct language?
117042. What English word for "destiny" is derived from Latin for "what they have said," they referring to the gods?
117043. In what language do you count like this: peyak; nisho; nisto; newaw?
117044. What type of test is an EMG?
117045. What does a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy mean?
117046. Apart from cats and chinchillas which other animals, if any, have naturally blue fur?
117047. How many colors are associated with the Emergency Alert System (air polution), and what do they mean?
117048. What is nystagmus, and what diseases are associated with it?
117049. Why is mincing around a subject called "beating around the bush"?
117050. Why do we say that an outlaw is "beyond the pale"?
117051. What was the first stuff to be "cut and dried"?
117052. Why do we say that someone who is finally concentrating on serious business is "getting down to brass tacks"?
117053. Why is a final effort called "last ditch"?
117054. In which US states is the state capital also the most populated city?
117055. Where did the German Coast Uprising take place?
117056. How old is Ella Minnow Pea?
117057. Does JKLM Games ship their products to the United States?
117058. Which group released the album "ABCDEFG"?
117059. What is a ghijak?
117060. Why do some computer games use IJKL keys?
117061. In which profession might someone use OPQRST as a mnemonic device?
117062. What is the home city for WXYZ-TV?
117063. What are The XYZZY Awards?
117064. I hear a lot of people talking about the "Paperwork Reduction Act," but what exactly does it mean?
117065. What is an NHA, and what does it do?
117068. What exactly is the difference between an RN, a LPN, a GNP and a CNA?
117069. Do tomatoes contain fructose?
117070. What is the machine used to test blood sugar called?
117071. Which was the first bank to introduce ATM'S in India?
117072. Where is Bata Shoes headquarters located?
117073. Where is Bata Shoe museum located?
117074. In modern times where does the Human feces go after flushing the cistern of the commode?
117075. What is the largest elephant in the world?
117076. What Scandinavian language was spoken on the Orkneys and on the Shetlands before English took over?
117077. What is the only Slavonic language spoken in an area west of the Oder-Neisse in present-day Germany?
117078. What part of Gaul was already a Roman province before Julius Caesar started his famous war of conquest?
117079. Which of these is the dominant type of Norwegian nowadays: Nynorsk, Samnorsk, Modersmal, Bokmal or Russnorsk?
117080. Is Yiddish a form of Hebrew, of Dutch, of German, or is it a language in its own right?
117081. What does the abbreviation MRSA stand for, and how many strains of it are there?
117082. What university team is the Beavers?
117083. What university team is the Badgers?
117084. What university team is the Blue Devils?
117085. What university team is the Bobcats?
117086. What is the definition of "city slums"?
117087. Who started the Civil Rights movement?
117088. What piece of literature is about a Syrian-American contractor and his family living in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina? A charitable organization was founded afterwards and bears the man's last name.
117089. Who is Eugene Debs?
117091. What was the homestead strike?
117092. Who was John D. Rockefeller?
117093. Which horse that has won at least one Triple Crown race has the highest lifetime winning percentage?
117094. Which horse holds the record for most consecutive Grade 1/Unrestricted Stakes wins?
117095. Why does "pipe down" mean "shut up!"?
117096. Why are the elite called the "upper crust"?
117097. What is the difference between "partly cloudy" and "partly sunny" in a weather report?
117098. On 'Jeopardy!' what is the difficulty level of the daily double supposed to be?
117099. What is the only US silver or gold coin with a smooth, not serrated, edge?
117100. Why do vinyl records spin at 33 1/3, 45, and 78 R.P.M.?
117101. Why do women wear such uncomfortable shoes?
117102. This former Manchester milkman, now deceased, sang a song about a dance named after him. (The dance was nothing other than his usual stage antics.) The song mentioning the dance was also named after him. His name was part of the band's name performing the song but the dreamy band was not named after him. Who is the bespectacled British Invasion singer, and what is the name of the dance, the song, and the band?
117103. Which British Invasion band took their name from the title of a John Wayne movie?
117104. Which British Invasion band titled an album after a quote from a Lewis Carroll poem published in 1871?
117105. Which British Invasion group was named after its founder who took his last name from a jazz drummer who married a Rockette?
117106. Which British Invasion group called their fans "morons"?
117107. Which former member of a British Invasion duo signed James Taylor as the first non-British recording act with Apple Records?
117108. We have all seen signs saying "All Major Credit Cards Accepted". What is a minor credit card?
117109. Why don't we ever see baby pigeons?
117110. Meat Loaf and Richard O'Brien both starred in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' in 1975, and which other film?
117111. What university team are the Boilermakers?
117112. What university team are the Bruins?
117113. Who was John Philip Sousa?
117114. What was Plessy v. Ferguson?
117115. What was the Pullman strike?
117116. Why must we "Remember the Maine"?
117117. Who was Sherman Antitrust?
117118. Who is William Hearst and Stephen Crane?
117119. Who was Scott Joplin?
117120. When were silent films invented and by who?
117121. On the reverse of the US penny, why is the "o" in the UNITED STATES oF AMERICA in lower case?
117122. For at least ten years, where did two famous Brooks have a corresponding Bend and Way and a famous Turn have a corresponding Curve?
117123. Which item of Austrian design is made of six wooden and ten metal parts and has sold over 50 million units making it possibly the most successful object of its type?
117124. From most to least, the initial letters of the five most populated what spell out the word NEEDS?
117125. Why don't people in old photographs hardly ever seem to smile?
117126. Why doesn't glue get stuck in the bottle?
117127. Why are carpenters' pencils square?
117128. Why were Athos, Porthos, and Aramis called the Three Musketeers when they fought with swords rather than muskets?
117129. Why do most women's hair brushes have long handles when men's hair brushes have short handles or no handles at all?
117130. Why do some people talk about "a rabbit dying" when a woman is found to be pregnant?
117132. What word for a priest's gown probably derives from the name for a kind of cloak worn by horse-riding nomads from the southern steppes of East and Asian Russia?
117133. What abbreviation was used in the Soviet Union to refer to their so-called scouts' movement, "Lenin's All-Union Communist League of the Young"?
117134. Where do or did they speak "Halfgerman" (Halbdeutsch)?
117135. When did the Sami become Lapps, and who first referred to them with that name?
117136. What ex-member state of the Soviet Union has a name that originally meant "country of the free vagabonds"?
117137. Why is thyroid cancer referred to as a "good cancer"?
117138. Can female parakeets be taught to talk or only the males?
117139. What is a Granny reunion and where is it held?
117140. What movie featured an exotic vacation resort named Delos?
117141. Which member of the Beach Boys put up some members of the Manson family at his Los Angeles apartment a year before the Sharon Tate murders?
117142. Who was Alexander Calder?
117143. What did a faulty setting on a backup relay in a power distribution station at Queenstown, Ontario cause in November 1965?
117144. What is the difference between OT and PT and how did these names come about?
117145. What is described as "a sixth dimension beyond that which is known to man"?
117146. What Bond, James Bond, novel featured his marriage to Teresa Draco?
117147. How many dollars did a ticket on the first Laker Airways low cost transatlanic flight go for on September 26, 1977?
117148. Sadly, why do many starving children have bloated stomachs?
117149. On a three-way lightbulb, why does the lowest wattage burn out first?
117150. What is Travis McCoy's nationality?
117151. To exactly what is McDonald's referring when its signs say "Over 95 Billion Served"?
117152. Why are McDonald's straws wider in circumference than other restaurant or store-bought straws?
117153. Does waving polaroid instant prints after they come out of the camera help in anyway to develop the photograph?
117154. Why doesn't ham change color when cooked, like other meats?
117155. What, exactly, is the McDonald's character "The Grimace" supposed to be?
117156. Why hasn't beer been marketed in plastic bottles like soft drinks?
117157. Why are most people buried without shoes?
117158. Why do most buses and trucks keep their engines idling rather than shutting them off while waiting for passengers or cargo?
117159. If grapes are both green and purple, why are grape jellies always purple?
117160. Since when has Chechnya been part of Russia?
117161. What was the first name of the famous namesake of Radovan Karadzic who played a major role in reforming the Serbian language?
117162. Do the inhabitants of Azerbaijan speak Azeri or Azari?
117163. What religious group in the Middle East uses Syriac as their language for liturgical ceremonies?
117164. What Turkish town in Asia Minor was attacked by Greek troops in 1923 and what was the motivation for that agression?
117165. What comes first, Geometry 1 or Algebra 2?
117166. Where is (or was) Pontus?
117167. What is (or was) the Caucasian Imamate?
117168. What is the difference between these musical types: acoustic, ambiet and electronic?
117169. I have heard that Canadian consumers like more sugar in their soft drinks, and as a result, more sugar is put in soft drinks made in this country than elsewhere, or is this an urban myth?
117170. Who did Augusto Pinochet overthrow as president of Chile?
117171. Did Lois Lane ever have her own comic book, as did Superman?
117172. What subject did Professor Peter Boyd teach in the 1951 movie classic 'Bedtime For Bonzo'?
117173. In which European capital city is Jim Morrison buried?
117174. What BBC produced 13 week series narrated by Kenneth Clark gained top ratings in US TV market?
117175. When were tithes abolished as as legally enforceable property tax in England?
117176. Why do hockey goalies sometimes bang their sticks on the ice while the puck is on the other end of the ice?
117177. Why aren't US "green cards" green?
117178. Why will loud bangs or the slamming of the oven door sometimes make cakes or souffles in the oven fall?
117179. Are lions really afraid of kitchen chairs?
117180. In what more or less monolingual neighbour country of Germany do people speak a language which they don't want to call German, but which nonetheless is a Low Franconian variant of that language?
117181. In which trilingual neighbour country of Germany do people speak next to French and standard German, a local Middle-Franconian variant of German?
117182. Are the Gascons of France the same people as the Basques (Vascones) of Spain?
117183. Were the Whites of the Russian Civil War (1918-1922) the same people as the White Russians of modern Belarus?
117184. Who call themselves the Hai and their cause "Hai Tad"?
117185. Can anyone identify a poem about a young man caring for his father, as his father is old and weakened by illness? There is something about his father with his arms out, swinging the son as a child, possibly comparing the father to a tree, and the words "it's alright Dad" or maybe "it's ok Dad" are repeated several times. I've been trying to find it for years now with no success.
117186. What town could Billy Sunday not shut down?
117187. In what city did the following happen: "There was shouting in the street, and the sound of running feet, and I asked someone who said, 'bout a hundred cops are dead"?
117188. Which Maurine Dallas Watkins play was based on a crime and later became a Broadway musical starring a woman who is of Puerto Rican, Scottish and Italian descent who later received a Kennedy Center Honor?
117190. What is stridulation?
117191. What is the name of Boston's oldest cemetery?
117192. How did James Otis, Jr. die?
117193. Besides Mather and Sumner, have any other people of note had the first name "Increase"?
117197. When was the fairytale 'Hansel and Gretel' written, and by whom?
117198. When dropped, why does toast always seem to land butter side down on the floor?
117199. What does the Danjon Scale measure?
117200. What is the Apgar Scale?
117201. What does the Glasgow Scale measure?
117203. Which is the world's oldest stock exchange?
117204. Did pirates really keep parrots as pets?
117205. While it is easy to find grape popsicles, water ice, and slushies, why is it near impossible to find grape ice cream?
117206. Why does lighting have a zigzag pattern?
117208. Why do bats roost upside down, and what prevents them from falling?
117209. Who did Lyndon Johnson describe as an "upstart" who "skipped the grades where you learn the rules"?
117210. Whose birth in 1960 marked the first time since 1857 that a reigning British monarch had given birth?
117211. What TV show was a character named Amy Moore the first to strike it rich quickly on?
117212. What women's magazine introduced advice to readers from the feature called Analyst's Couch?
117213. What was Milo's profession in the 1972 mystery movie "Sleuth"?
117214. The cable that connects my digital camera to my computer has a "lump" or "thing" built into it. About 1 inch long and 1/2 inch diameter. What is its purpose?
117215. How can Robert Stroud be connected to a band once named Three Sixpence?
117216. What is conurbation?
117217. Under what conditions can lightning be coloured, and what colours can it display?
117218. In the song sung by Yasmin Levy, who were Alfonsito de Borbon and Mercedes?
117219. Why was the TV show "Skippy" refused air-play in Sweden in the 1960s?
117220. Why are most bibles printed in two columns?
117221. Who was Monterey Jack, and why is a cheese named after him?
117222. Why is the moon sometimes visible during the day?
117223. Do ostriches swim?
117224. In which novel by Mercedes Lackey does the villain, a slave master, constantly tell the main character how fortunate he is to be working in the mine and that nobody else wanted him because, "You're bad blood!"?
117225. What was the relationship between Diana, Princess of Wales and Humphrey Bogart?
117226. Which President of the United States had the most states admitted to the union during his administration?
117227. Is there a place called The West Pole?
117229. What was the first major battle in the American Civil War?
117231. What year did FM radio offically begin broadcasting?
117232. Who was Raymond Lee Harvey arrested and charged with conspiring to kill in May 1979?
117233. What comic strip cop took his orders from Chief Brandon?
117234. What company created the Beatle Nut ice cream flavor to celebrate the Beatles' arrival in the United States on February 7, 1964?
117235. What accounts for the different shapes of cheeses; why is cheddar rectangular while brie and provolone are round?
117236. Why is an elephant's "nose" called a trunk?
117237. What Alfred Hitchcock film had John Ferguson dangling from a drain pipe high above a street in San Francisco?
117238. Since doughnut holes are so popular, why can't we buy bagel holes?
117239. How did they mark years before the birth of Christ (writers like Aristotle); and how did they mark years in non-Christian civilizations?
117240. Do real artists line up the objects to be painted by putting up the thumb of their outstretched arm, and if so, why?
117241. Why is carbonated water called club soda?
117242. What European country added a new "national language" to the three it had already in 1938?
117243. What Dutchman used a broomstick to symbolize he had cleaned the sea?
117244. Is the uncial script used on roadsigns in Northern Island just as it is in the Republic?
117245. Which of the British Isles is not a member of the European Union and has exactly 24 "representatives"
in its Lower House of Parliament?
117246. Which three provinces of present-day Sweden belonged to Denmark until 1658?
117247. Is there any form of Egyptian in which the vowels are written - in contrast to most of the other Semitic languages?
117248. Why, unlike other sports, do baseball managers wear the same uniform as the players?
117249. How does the hair on your head and chin know to grow long, but the hair on your eyebrows or arms stays short?
117250. What's medicinal about a medicine ball; and what do they stuff in them to make them so heavy?
117251. How were the borders of Nunavut, Canada's newest territory, determined?
117252. How much does Canada contribute
to The International Monetary Fund?
117253. Who was referred to as the Lawrence Welk of the Acid Age?
117254. What country and western singer's first hit was "Luckenbach, Texas"?
117255. What was the number of the Apollo mission that found pieces of Surveyor 3 on the moon?
117256. What was the title of the first Bob Dylan album to be recorded entirely in Nashville, Tennessee?
117257. What publication claimed it was the "World's Largest Selling Women's Magazine" with a new issue every three weeks?
117258. What does the word SENSEX stand for?
117259. Which Screaming Lord Sutch song is mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)"?
117260. Is it true that Orissa (India) was formerly known as Kalinga?
117261. In countries where there has been a war, the UN can send in soldiers to help prevent any more violence. Is there any particular name for those kind of soldiers?
117262. Which bird lays one egg in two years?
117263. Who is the only Indian recipient of Nishan-e-Pakistan?
117264. What war introduced the term "brainwashed" to the English language?
117265. What US Senator appeared briefly in the movie "Paint Your Wagon?"
117266. Which of the Chicago 7 attended a 1966 House UnAmerican Committee hearing dressed as an American Revolutionary War soldier?
117267. Whose hit songs included "Turn Me Loose", "I'm a Man" and "Tiger"?
117268. When outside, how can an insect such as a mosquito tell you are there to be able to bite you? Is it smell, sense, sight?
117269. Do you have to have been born in Mexico to be called a Chicano, or do you also qualify when you are a Cuban born Spanish speaker?
117270. In what part of China was there a Muslim uprising from 1862 until 1877, and what is the name of the present-day descendants of those Muslims?
117271. What is the native language of the Tuareg nomads in the Sahara desert?
117272. What North Africans got their name from the Romans because of their inability to speak Latin?
117273. Where in Italy is there a Catalan-speaking linguistic minority?
117274. What is the function of the check marks to the left of every song in iTunes 10?
117275. Where can the Southern Ontario Elephant be found?
117276. What is an incunable?
117277. What does alligator taste like?
117278. What group's main singers were Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron and Cory Wells?
117279. What famous attorney for the People's Temple cult escaped the mass suicide in 1978?
117280. What world leader did Margaret Sinclair meet on vaction in Tahiti?
117281. Who was Peter Rabbit's foe?
117282. What South American couple were nominated for the 1949 Nobel Peace Prize?
117283. Where were the live tracks on Papa Roach's new album "Time For Annihilation" recorded?
117284. I have heard six versions of why William Peterson left the TV show 'C.S.I. Las Vegas.' Does anyone know why he left the show?
117285. What does the word raphe mean?
117286. Who was paid $50,000 to write 11,000 words around 111 photos of Marilyn Monroe
117287. On the old TV show 'Amos and Andy' who owned the Fresh Air Taxi Cab Company?
117288. Who were Talmadge Hayer, Thomas Johnson and Norman Butler convicted of killing in March 1966?
117289. What university team is the Buckeyes?
117290. What university team is the Bulldogs?
117291. What university team is the Cardinals?
117292. What university team is the Cavaliers?
117293. Who was Susan B. Anthony?
117294. Who was Upton Sinclair?
117295. What was the Ziegfeld Follies?
117296. Who was Al Jolson?
117297. Who was Alfred Stieglitz?
117298. Who was Carl Sandburg?
117299. What's the process of DDT passing on through the food web called?
117300. Were Dante's remains stolen 500 years after his death?
117301. Why do parrots and other birds mimic human speech and other sounds?
117302. Why are portholes round?
117303. Why are airplane windows in the passenger cabins oval?
117304. Why have many trains stopped having cabooses?
117305. Do birds sweat?
117306. Why is the earth's core still so hot?
117307. Why do more men snore than women?
117308. Why do vultures "waste time" by circling their dead prey instead of swooping in and eating immediately?
117309. What is the purpose of the "SysRq/PrtSc" key that is on most keyboards?
117310. Where do telephone and utility companies obtain telephone poles; are they special logs?
117311. How did Zsa Zsa's spouse Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt come by this regal name?
117312. How can the name of a brother of one of the writers of 'The Easybeats' hit song "Friday on My Mind" be connected to the lead character of TV show 'MacGyver'?
117313. How can the winner of the 1995 Mr. India Contest be connected to a 2010 movie which is a spoof of a spoof of the TV show 'MacGyver'?
117314. How can Dr. Jeff Webber of 'General Hospital' be equated with 'MacGyver'?
117315. How can a type of Swiss Army Knife used by TV's MacGyver be connected to columnist Franklin Pierce Adams?
117316. Bit of an argument on Youtube about the ethnic origins of Hannibal Barca. Does anyone know if Hannibal was white, black or of Moor descendency.
117317. How can the TV character Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli be connected to the TV show 'Macgyver'?
117318. How can FBI Agent Polk of 'The Sting' be connected to MacGyver's boss Pete Thornton?
117319. What do the base player of the virtual band Gorillaz and the assassin for the Hitman International Trust of 'MacGyver' have in common?
117320. What is Patty and Selma Bouvier's favorite TV show?
117321. What is the difference between a grove and an orchard?
117323. What French philosopher refused to accept the Nobel prize for literature in 1964?
117324. Who delivered "fearless" editorial on the TV show 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'?
117325. How many of the Chicago 7 defendants were found guilty on February 18,1970?
117326. What nationality was the first person in space who was neither American or from a communist country on June 24th 1970?
117327. What sank to the bottom on the Atlantic ocean when a B-52 crashed off Spain in 1966?
117328. Does the Wilco in "Roger Wilco" in the acknowledgement of understanding mean "will comply"?
117329. In the 1950s and 1960s, why did the camera film industry always sell black and white film, not color?
117331. What does snake meat taste like?
117335. If the US Thanksgiving is a harvest celebration, why is it held in late November?
117336. Why do peanut butter cookies have crisscross marks on them?
117337. Do starfish have faces?
117338. On the TV show 'Friends' who was the last of the ten parents to make their first appearance on screen?
117339. Whose vault did the password "A fool and his money are soon parted" gvie them access to ?
117340. Who was working on a story about rat droppings at the time he changed to the Watergate break in story?
117341. What color was Elvis' hair?
117342. Under what name did advertising man Bill Fries record the song "The Old Home-Filler-Up-And-Keep-On-Truckin-Cafe"?
117343. What Tony Curtis movie directed by Blake Edwards offered up the song "The Sweetheart Tree"?
117344. What new automaker came about in the USA from the merger of Nash and Hudson in 1953?
117345. Which completed movie of his did Elvis insist he would never watch?
117346. What U.S. university team is the Commodores?
117347. What U.S. university team is the Cornhuskers?
117348. What U.S. university team is the Cougars?
117349. What U.S. university team is the Cowboys?
117350. What is Cubism?
117351. What is Dadaism?
117352. Who was Edgar Rice Burroughs?
117353. Who was Ezra Pound?
117354. Who was Fred Astaire?
117355. What is Futurism?
117356. When doing a search in Google is there a fast way to get to the last page of the results?
117357. One of the men who starred as filmdom's Bulldog Drummond was in a movie with the woman who won the Rolling Chair Parade in 1922. What are their names and the name of the movie?
117358. Who finally married Helen Crump?
117359. Who was replaced from the neck down by Penthouse pet Victoria Lynn Johnson for the shower scene in the movie 'Dressed To Kill'?
117360. How is the first person photographed giving the "middle finger salute" connected to leg a cramp known as a "charley horse?"
117361. The album made by Led Zepplin that came after Led Zepplin 3 is known by many names: "Led Zepplin IV", "ZOSO", and "The Four Symbols". But what did the band themselves call it?
117362. From where came the painting of the old man carring a bunch of sticks that appears on the front cover of Led Zepplin 4?
117363. What is google.co.uk celebrating today, Tuesday 7th September 2010, in its homepage picture?
117364. Is it true that the search engine Google was originally called "Backrub"?
117365. Which instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
117366. Recently I was in Kolkata, India, and found trams running there. Are they government owned or private?
117368. Which liquid is found in most cigarette lighters?
117369. What country has the most war memorials?
117370. From where does the term bullpen derive its meaning?
117371. Who held a "Happening" concert in New York's Central Park that drew 135,000 fans in 1965?
117372. What color were the pants that Elvis Presley split down the rear while recording "Heartbreak Hotel" at end of Lonely Street?
117373. What was the first name chosen for Disneyland in the planning stages in 1948?
117374. How many available and useable parking spaces are there in Disney World in Florida?
117375. What son of a coal miner shattered all Las Vegas attendance records in 1969?
117376. Why do we often find a folded-up piece of tissue paper inside one of a pair of men's dress socks?
117377. Drug labels list active and sometimes "inactive" ingredients. What are inactive ingredients and why are they used if they don't do anything?
117379. Why does a can of Diet Coke float in water while a can that is the same size of Coca-Cola sinks?
117380. A popular balloon known as "Ear Force One" is in the shape of which popular character?
117381. What color was the only Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase 4 that made it off the production line?
117382. Compared to other manufacturers, what was different about the 1932 Ford V8 engine casting?
117383. How many cylinders did the "Hot Rod Lincoln" have in the original version of the song?
117384. What variety of food is Honeycomb, Blanket and Monkshood?
117385. What is the national cake of Bavaria?
117386. How does one properly wave-off in a wingsuit?
117388. What model motorcycle did Reno Raines ride?
117389. Where did the expression, "I've got other fish to fry" come from?
117390. How many sharp bits are there on beer bottle crown corks?
117391. Do any animals or plants not contain DNA?
117392. Why is custard powder pink until you add the liquid, upon which it becomes yellow?
117393. Why does red wine become lighter in color as it ages, while white wine becomes darker?
117394. How many of the fifty U.S. states have some form of legalized gambling?
117395. Who did Warren Burger succeed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on June 24th 1969?
117396. Who hailed from Frostbite Falls, Minnesota?
117397. Who ran for governor of Georgia using the slogan "Your home is castle, protect it" in 1966? (NRA backed)
117398. What comedy team took their social satire to Broadway in 1960?
117399. How do we determine directions in space?
117400. Which acronym for a neighborhood in New York City is also the name of character made popular by Disney?
117401. What kind of test does a doctor use to diagnose a deficiency of Vitamin D, and what does that information tell both doctor and patient?
117402. Why was Caroline Lee Bouvier's first marriage annulled?
117403. Is John Cenna married and does he have kids?
117404. Is the saying "mind your beeswax" referring to minding your own business an American folklore saying?
117405. What would a purple people eater look like, two legged, fur, scales, we know it is obviously purple?
117406. What Henry Miller novel did the U.S. Justice
Department lift a 27 year ban on publication of on August 1, 1961?
117407. What was the name of Dobie Gillis's father on the TV show 'The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis'?
117408. How many years was it before Norman Bates returned home?
117409. When my bank debit card doesn't work when swiped, some stores seem to have an ingenious and effective solution. They wrap the card in a thin, clear plastic bag and swipe it again - and it works. Why?
117410. From where comes the energy that allows magnets to cause iron objects to leap and move towards them?
117411. How can Mel Tillis, via Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, be connected to one of the founders of Pete's Submarines?
117412. What causes cells to stick together in the human body rather than simply fall apart?
117413. When I walk into the sea or immerse myself in a swimming pool, why does the water always seem coldest when it reaches my midriff?
117415. My friend's father was born in Cameroon before proper records were kept. He would like to known how old he really is. Is there any way to determine the exact age of a living human being?
117416. Why do some flowers close at night?
117417. Do elephants sneeze?
117418. How much sound energy does the sun create?
117419. What gives a digital piano its name?
117420. In what California nightclub did Mort Sahl make his debut in December, 1953?
117421. What psychic's story was told in "A Gift of Prophecy" by Ruth Montgomery?
117422. What "hip" comic gave his last performance at the Fillmore West in San Francisco?
117423. What noted comedian was deputized by the New Orleans District Attorneys Office to assist in the Kennedy assination?
117424. Who was Jane Austin?
117425. What Bond, James Bond, novel's last chapter was titled 'The Writing on My Heart'?
117426. What is the Prandtl?Glauert singularity?
117427. How many times was the 1937 book known as ?A Story That No One Can Beat" turned down before the name was changed by its author?
117428. What did actor Christian Slater reputedly do with his earnings from 'Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles'?
117429. What actor is touted as having "discovered" The Fifth Dimension's Marilyn McCoo?
117430. By what name is a grouping of falcons known?
117431. In what U.S. State were the first peanuts thought to be grown?
117432. What fruit caused the demise of "lady of the evening" Mary Ann Nicholls?
117433. Can you name four women who have won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar (in succession!) with the same initials?
117434. What is the greatest height from which one could parachute, and why does such a limit exist?
117435. What are the occupations of Vice President Biden's three kids; Beau, Hunter, and Ashley?
117436. What Canadian politician is affectionately known by the sobriquet "Le petit gars de Shawinigan"?
117437. When was the first recorded history of a recipe for S'mores?
117438. Is the (OFC) Australia 31?0 American Samoa true?
117439. Who was on the receiving end of the Shawinigan Handshake?
117440. Who is Shawn Fanning?
117441. In what year was aluminum first produced in Shawinigan, Quebec?
117442. Does Cardinal Richelieu have a street named after him in Shawinigan, Quebec?
117443. If a balloon was inflated with helium and released into space, what would happen to it?
117444. Who invented the Ritchey-Chrétien telescope?
117445. The word "Shawinigan" comes from which language?
117446. Which book of the Bible shares a name with a Busta Rhymes album?
117447. Whose legs are on the Ratt EP titled 'Ratt'?
117448. The band Rebel Meets Metal was comprised of country rebel David Allan Coe and members of which metal band?
117449. Who is the youngest person to appear on the cover of TV Guide?
117450. 76 miles and 14700 feet separate what two extreme California locations found in the same county?
117451. Who created Facebook?
117452. What university team is the Crimson Tide?
117453. What university team is the Ducks?
117454. What university team is the Eagles?
117455. What university team is the Gators?
117456. Who was Jim Thorpe?
117457. Who was John Dewey?
117458. What was Somerset Maugham?
117459. Who was Jane Grey?
117460. When was the airplane invented and by who? (Not the Kitty Hawk airplane, but the ones we use today.)
117461. Who was Bessie Smith?
117462. Why are digital electronics, such as tape players, replacing other models?
117463. What still remains the largest selling single in the history of music, that has been done by various artists over the years?
117464. On the old TV show 'Have Gun, Will Travel' what was Richard Boone's character, Paladin's first name?
117465. What architect first coined the word "carport"?
117466. What was the cover price of the first Rolling Stone Magazine in 1965?
117467. What were some estimated 850,000 doing when the lights went out in 1977?
117468. Of all the bodies of water on earth what is the furthest depth known to man in miles?
117469. What happened to 29,000 rubber duckies, last seen together in 1992, that caused them to become worth $100 each?
117470. Which is older the Necker cube or the Rubin vase?
117471. What is mereology?
117472. What is notan?
117473. Which record album was the first to have a gatefold cover?
117474. When might the average person hear "Abblasen" and whose versions have been used over the years?
117475. John Steinbeck wrote "Travels with Charley: In Search of America." Who was Charley?
117476. Who wrote the novels "Show Boat" and "Giant" that would later become movies?
117477. What is the Kalamazoo Outrage?
117478. Who released the album 'I'm Back and I'm Proud' in 1969 and which song was an update of his 1956 hit?
117479. How many years between the demise of the California Pelican and the founding of the Heuristic Squelch?
117480. When was the first silent movie made?
117481. Was Adolf Hitler a Catholic?
117482. When an insect is changing inside its cocoon, and has turned to mush, is it alive?
117483. Why are pears pear-shaped and not spherical like apples?
117484. When a car crashes and its protective airbags are inflated, where do the airbag covers go to stop them from breaking your nose?
117485. Why is it easy to balance on a moving bike, but almost impossible to stay upright when it stops?
117486. How did gyroscopes control the movement of the Nazi's V-1 rocket?
117487. How big is the biggest possible rain drop?
117488. Can light bounce around mirrors forever?
117489. How deep into a river or a lake would a person need to dive to evade any bullets that were fired at them?
117491. Who was the winner of Sky 1's "Must Be The Music?"
117492. As of 2010, what world capital has the highest fuel prices?
117493. What is the story behind the brandy cask around the neck of the Saint Bernard, as it is popularly portrayed?
117494. Whose 1958 high school graduation was depicted on the back of the LP 'Rubin and the Jets'?
117495. Who resigned as president of China in 1948?
117496. Who played the titled role in the 1966 Broadway revival of 'Annie Get Your Gun'?
117497. Who was known as "The Lizard King"?
117498. What art analyst called advertising "the greatest art form of the 20th century?"
117499. What did Pioneer 10 do on June 13, 1983, eleven years after it was launched?