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Questions From May 14 01
12001. What character does The Rock play in the new film "The Mummy Returns"?
12002. What is the second fastest land animal next to the cheetah?
12004. What is the most frequently sung song in the world?
12005. Where did Barney Rubble work?
12007. What is the meaning of Kane's dying word in "Citizen Kane"?
12008. What is Craig's cat's name on "Malcolm in the Middle"?
12011. While in California, what did Fonzie jump over?
12014. Who was He-Man's chief enemy?
12016. What two US presidents had a pilot license?
12019. In the film "The Mummy Returns" which arm does The Rock have the scorpion artifact on?
12021. What was the name of Michael Jackson's pet chimp?
12041. Which landlocked European country was ruled by an admiral for over 20 years in the 20th century?
12049. What patent did Fred Cox, former Minnesota Viking kicker, hold on an athletic toy?
12055. Which of Superman's foes is from the planet Mega?
12056. The theme song of what TV show began, "Who is the boy who is full of zip and joy"?
12057. What is Ed Norton's favorite television show?
12061. Mix ginger ale, grenadine and a cherry and you get a drink that is named after a Hollywood celebrity. Whose is it?
12067. Assuming the knight cannot move diagonally, how many chess pieces on the board can move diagonally, and which are they?
12069. What girl's name was merchant navy slang for chopped meat, as the poor girl was once murdered and dismembered?
12070. Which US state was the first to allow women to vote?
12075. Why is that when you're drinking something with a straw, and then cover the one hole with your tongue or finger, and take the straw out of the drink, the drink stays in there, even if the open end is facing down?
12076. What was Jimmy doing when he "cracked corn"?
12081. What was the name of Kendra's watcher in "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"?
12083. In "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" what is Giles' middle name?
12095. How did "dogface" come to mean an army soldier?
12102. What was the name of the poem read at John Wayne's funeral?
12103. What are the words to the poem read at John Wayne's funeral?
12105. Who was the first woman from North Carolina to grace the cover of Time magazine?
12106. What does "Pop goes the weasel" really mean?
12109. Which girl's name was used in the merchant navy for chopped up meat, as the girl had been murdered and dismembered? I can't find that Maria Marten, as suggested earlier in question #12069, was ever so used.
12113. How many race car victories did the three Flock brothers win, and name the three Flock brothers?
12116. What US town is sometimes called the lead capital of the world?
12121. Who invented the first microwave oven?
12123. Name the great Indian dramatist who is credited with the title of "Indian Shakespeare"?
12125. Why did the 1917 US quarter cause a scandal?
12126. Who was the person on the cover of the first issue of Cosmopolitan magazine?
12129. In the song "Pop Goes the Weasel" one line says, "Every time that I go out the monkey's on the table." What does the monkey refer to?
12134. Indira Ghandi was assassinated on her way to meet what actor/writer?
12138. What was the last Beatle song to hit number one on Billboard?
12140. Who was the only Major League pitcher to retire immediately after a 27 game win season?
12141. Where did Bert and Ernie of "Sesame Street" get their names?
12142. Where does the phrase "Kilroy was here" come from?
12143. Resume (pronounced rez-uu-may) can also be spelled with a vertical slant over the first and second e. What is the official name for the vertical slant?
12148. Why are there 21 guns in a 21 gun salute?
12150. In the movie "Crocodile Dundee II" when Dundee and Sue are in the outback being chased by the drug gangsters, what instrument does Dundee use to call for help?
12155. How many stars are estimated to be in the universe?
12156. How hot is the sun?
12157. How is a black hole formed?
12158. How many miles thick is the atmosphere?
12159. How old is the Earth?
12162. When metal helmets replaced cloth helmets, why did the head injury rate go up?
12166. Who was the actress who originally appeared in the logo of Gainsborough Pictures when it was founded in 1930?
12173. Which US presidents served in the United States Navy?
12175. Who was on the cover of TV Guide's first issue?
12180. Who designed the Palme d'Or trophy awarded at the Cannes Film Festival?
12182. Though born into nobility he rejected his title and served in the armed forces under an assumed name which translates as 'Equality.' He fled to Austria to avoid arrest, worked as a teacher in Switzerland and spent time in London and the United States. He then had a more prosperous period before things went sour and he returned to England under the name 'Smith.' How is he best known to history?
12186. In the game of golf where would you find a snowman?
12190. What is California's official folk dance?
12191. How much did a call cost when the first pay phone was installed in Hartford, Connecticut?
12192. In the early 1930's what person was single-handedly responsible for a drastic drop in undershirt sales?
12194. In Scotland, the sport of Shinty is more commonly known as what?
12197. What is the logo on the cap of the Montréal Expos baseball team?
12199. Is it really possible for someone to have a photographic memory?
12205. How did Vincent van Gogh sign his paintings?
12206. In cost per acre which was a better bargain, Alaska or the Louisiana Purchase?
12211. Within 10 percent, what percentage of Monaco's residents regularly gamble at Monte Carlo?
12213. How many inches of snowfall equal the volume of water in one inch of rainfall?
12215. A classic novel was written by a neighbor of Nathaniel Hawthorne and dedicated to him. Who was the neighbor and what is the novel?
12217. The models for this famous painting were the artist's sister and dentist. What is the painting called?
12218. In the movie "Pulp Fiction" what was the name of the song that was being played at the end when Travolta and Jackson were walking out of the restaurant and the credits started rolling?
12219. Who ran for public office seven times, was defeated every time, and still went on to become President of the United States?
12221. Who flunked the first grade and went on the become Attorney General of the United States?
12222. Who didn't learn to talk until he was four years old but ultimately communicated fabulous scientific theories throughout the world?
12224. What is meant when somebody says "God's speed"?
12226. Who was the first woman to receive the Lincoln Centre Medallion?
12228. How did the name "deviled eggs" come about?
12233. In what year did George Eastman invent the first handheld camera?
12235. Conscription into the Canadian armed forces became law in what year?
12237. What was the name of the band Randy Bachman led between The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive?
12238. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought in what year?
12240. The RCMP is an agency of which federal government ministry?
12242. Germany's top World War I ace Baron von Richthofen was shot down by what Canadian pilot?
12243. The Empress of Ireland is famous for what?
12244. What are the animals on the official Canadian coat of arms?
12245. Which Canadian city is highest above sea level?
12246. How many of the world's 24 time zones are in Canada?
12247. Bryon Adams's record-breaking chart single "Everything I Do, I Do It For You" first appeared on the soundtrack to what film?
12248. On what day is Canada's flag day?
12249. Henderson Lake has the highest average amount of precipitation, rain and snow, in a year. How much does it get?
12251. What were the political refugees who fled the United States for Canada after the 1776 revolution called?
12252. What Canadian city was originally named "Pile O'Bones"?
12253. What is the color of the Jetson family car?
12254. How many babies were born at the 1969 Woodstock Festival?
12256. Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to do this once a year. What is it?
12257. When did Good Friday fall on a Tuesday?
12260. As per a study made by CalComp, what percentage of people do not like to use a computer mouse?
12262. Of the following, who was so impressed with garlic that he listed more than 60 medicinal uses for it: Pliny, Varahamihira, Confucius or Socrates?
12264. In Canada, what city is the highest above sea level?
12265. What is the most easterly point in Newfoundland?
12268. In 1918 a riot broke out when a suspected draft resister was arrested in what Canadian city?
12272. In cartoons who had the vital statistics 19-19-19?
12281. What Royal Naval helicopter has been designed to succeed the Sea King?
12284. Where in the world do people speak Turkic?
12286. Who wrote "The Lives and Opinions of the Great Philosophers"?
12289. In the cricket world what is 'The Gabba' short for?
12290. Where is the series "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" set?
12291. In Hungary what does "nyitva" mean?
12292. What government is defined as one that is ruled by the worst people in the state?
12294. What US president never voted for president until he ran for the office?
12295. One elector wanted Washington to be the only president elected unanimously. In order to keep that record, William Plumer voted against what president?
12298. What is the name of the Belgian mini-enclave in Holland?
12299. What were the given names of the three sisters on "Petticoat Junction"?
12300. What is the origin of the golf term "fore"?
12301. In the "Peanuts" comic strip, what is the name of Linus and Lucy's little brother?
12307. What match was played for the last time at Lords in 1962?
12311. What does the 'D' stand for in D-Day?
12312. What are the names of John Lennon's sons?
12313. How many teeth does an elephant have?
12314. Who played Catwoman first, Julie Newmar or Eartha Kitt?
12316. Which European monarch's 46-year reign was briefly interrupted when he abdicated in favour of his short-lived son?
12318. What poet implored, "Rage, rage against the dying of the light"?
12320. What color was the Simpson's first cat?
12325. Is it true that one of the reasons the Mayflower pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock instead of their intended destination of Virginia was the need to brew more beer?
12326. In 1895 King Camp Gillette invented somthing that made life for men easier but really hit the barbers in the wallet. What was the invention?
12327. If powdered gelatin mix was patented in 1845 and sugar was added in 1897, why did it take until 1906 for Jell-O to become an American staple?
12328. In 1841 the New York Agricultural Society sponsored the first of its kind in America, and now every state has one. What is it?
12329. What did the inventors of Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, and Dr. Pepper have in common?
12332. Who was the first artistic director of the New York City Ballet?
12333. What is a 'rabbit punch' in boxing?
12334. What is the only country named after a Biblical king?
12335. In the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, episodes 4 through 6, who is the only rebel pilot to fly in and survive all three major battles, 1st Death Star, Hoth attack, and 2nd Death Star?
12337. Who is the comic strip character who, in 1993, appeared in a number of television commercials for a certain make of vacuum cleaner?
12338. Where did George Trevelyan describe as, "The heart of Europe, and the living chronicle of man's long march to civilisation"?
12340. For whom was former New York Yankee Phil Rizzuto the TV spokesman?
12341. What is the name of Snowman's dog in "Smokey and the Bandit"?
12345. Who sang male back-up on the 1969 original of "Someday We'll Be Together" by Diana Ross and the Supremes?
12346. Whose only novel was unfinished at the time of the author's death and won a Pulitzer Prize?
12349. Which sportsman, elected to the Dail Eireann, won eight All-Ireland Hurling titles between 1949 and 1965?
12350. In what three sports must you go backwards first the fastest to win?
12351. Which actor played the only survivor of "The Dirty Dozen" in that film?
12352. What was the name of the show whose star was a private investigator or detective who drove a Jaquar?
12356. The Sea King has been succeeded by which Royal Naval helicopter?
12361. What was George Gobel's closing line?
12362. From an honour gained in 1945, what appears on the embroidered arm badge of the 7th Queen's Own Hussars?
12363. The "World at War" begins "Down this road... the soldiers came. Nobody lives here now." Down the road to which village?
12366. The first census of New France found 720 single men and how many single women?
12367. How long did it take to build Louisbourg?
12368. Name the commander of Britain's Iroquois allies during the American Revolutionary War who went on to translate part of the Bible into Mohawk?
12369. How long is the border between Canada and the United States?
12370. In 1950 what RCMP vessel became the first ship to sail around North America?
12371. What is the name of the humanitarian who set out on a personal and life-long crusade to help the world's less fortunate through the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada, the organization she founded in 1945?
12372. Who is the second male voice on Stevie Wonder's 1966 hit "Blowin' In The Wind"?
12374. Could someone tell me what flavor Irn-Bru is? Some people say it is orange, others say it's citrus, but does anybody really know?
12375. In movies like 'Apocalypse Now' napalm is dropped from a plane as a liquid, but how is it ignited?
12377. If a computer can be taught to learn, and thus taught to win, can it too be taught to lose, or would it shut down because of not understanding the fact that it has the ability to learn to lose?
12379. Who was the first person to present an Academy Award (Oscar) to himself?
12380. In the movie "The Coneheads" the parents are known as 'parental units.' How are the children referred to?
12386. Who was the only woman to be the consort of two kings of England?
12388. What instrument does an organ-grinder play?
12389. What do we know calcium oxide better as?
12392. Which Roman emperor began construction on the Coliseum in 70 AD?
12398. Who is the shortest receiver in the NFL and which team does he play for?
12399. Who was the last team to sweep the NBA playoffs and what year did they do it?
12401. What happened to fourteen-year-old Shirley Collins?
12402. What is a "Bank Holiday," opposed to a bank being closed because of a holiday?
12403. What is the name of the knot to make a lasso: Suzuki, Honda, Toyota, or Nissan?
12405. Who was ordered to apologize for slapping Private Paul G. Bennett in the face?
12406. What are the names of all of Joey's sisters in "Friends"?
12409. What South American capital city means "I see a hill"?
12410. In cooking, the name for which Indian dish means 'butter'?
12421. What was Harry S Truman's dog's name?
12425. Which large French prison was stormed in 1789?
12428. Who said, "Keep a good head, and always carry a light bulb"? Was it Thomas Edison, Bob Dylan or James Watt?
12429. Who said, "Madam, I may be drunk but you're ugly, and in the morning I'll be sober"? Was it Winston Churchill, Mick Jagger or Dean Martin?
12432. Who said, "Laughter, the most civilised music in the world"? Was it Billy Connolly, Peter Ustinov or Harry Secombe?
12433. What state derives its name from the Indian word meaning "longest river"?
12434. In 1937 an American company built the very first auto-airplane combination. What was it called?
12438. After you get a TB shot, what do the results in "mm" mean? If the result is negative, are you supposed to write the results in mm, or only if it is positive?
12443. Is there anything made to stop Mulberry trees from producing those tasty but annoying berries without hurting the tree?
12444. What country takes over the presidency of the European Union in July 2001?
12445. What is the word in India for a light portable bed, taken from the Urdu word for "four legged"?
12446. What is the French word for those fine lines that appear on the surface of paintings when the surface begins to crack through age?
12447. His real name was James Leslie Mitchell and he wrote books with the titles "Stained Radience" and "Spartacus." What was his nom de plume?
12448. How many cuban cigars did Pierre Salinger get for President John Kennedy on the eve of signing the Cuban trade embargo?
12449. What is the name of the artist performing the song containing the lyrics "Put the body in motion, start the commotion" in the most recent Mitsubishi Eclipse commercials?
12450. What is the color of the top center ring on the Olympic flag?
12451. The quetzal is the currency of what country?
12452. Who is Yogi Bear's girlfriend?
12455. Do they still make Holden automobiles in Australia?
12456. According to mythology, who is the Greek goddess of love?
12457. In the early 1960's what musical duo recorded under the name "Caesar and Cleo"?
12460. What sport do you "throw bombs" in?
12461. Which US president signed the bill making Fathers Day a national holiday?
12463. Who was the first and last person to be executed under Wisconsin state law, and when?
12466. Was there ever such a thing as a screw gun and what exactly was it?
12469. On average this travels eight miles per year. What is it?
12471. What is the name of the game that uses a 52-card deck and was developed in the United States in 1880?
12473. What is the longest scheduled nonstop airline flight in terms of elapsed flying time?
12475. Which famous fictional work features a lady called Ethel and her brothers Robert and William?
12476. Who had vaudeville grandparents on his father's side called Charles Parsons and Cecilia Ridgeway?
12478. Which battle in a 19th century war between Britain and America was fought and won by America after the two countries had already signed a peace treaty to conclude hostilities?
12479. Who was the White House chief usher who published a book of reminisces in the early 1930s that covered nine presidents and 42 years in the White House?
12480. In the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" what is the Sausage King of Chicago's name?
12481. Which among the following; Clubs, Hearts, Spades or Diamonds, is the name of the game that uses a 52-card deck and was developed in the United States in 1880?
12488. Where can you find the world's widest road?
12489. With the exception of the whale, what mammal has the largest mouth?
12490. Was Doug Williams the Super Bowl MVP the year that the Redskins won the Super Bowl?
12491. In which sport were the Italian clubs Varese in 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976, Cantu in 1982 and 1983, and Milan in 1987 and 1988, the European club champions?
12492. An actress who was married to a great Hollywood star at the time of her tragic death in the 1940s changed her name to the famous one she is remembered by after being inspired by the name of a pharmacy on Lexington and 65th Street in New York. What was the pharmacy called?
12493. Which legendary grandson of Sir Pellinore gave his name to a famous opera?
12497. Who is Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambroise Diggs?
12498. What was it that Gary Dahl created in the 1970's that made him an overnight millionaire?