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Questions From Jun 19 01
12502. What is the name of Scully's dog?
12505. In Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" what is the name of Teddy's pet mongoose?
12506. What is the record number of tornadoes ever recorded in a single 24-hour period in the area of the United States commonly known as Tornado Alley?
12509. What was the first movie in color?
12517. What product was introduced in 1985 with a glitzy ad campaign that declared, "Have we got a taste for you"?
12520. Where did the word "barbeque" originate?
12521. What is the significance of the number 42?
12522. Which was the first Soviet Republic to declare independence from Moscow in 1991?
12523. Catgut comes from the intestines of what animal?
12525. In 1990 a person was 15 years old. In 1995 that same person was 10 years old. How was this possible?
12526. In a recent "Jeopardy" a question went something like, "Some women boycotted the final Saturday Night Live in 1989-1990 because it was hosted by this controversial comedian." Who is this comedian and what did he do that made him controversial?
12527. What would have been Charles Lindbergh's name if his paternal grandfather hadn't changed it when he fled to the United States to escape being jailed in Sweden for his political beliefs?
12528. What chemical compound is written as NiO2?
12529. What is the history behind manzanilla olives containing a pimiento center?
12532. What is Austin Power's favorite movie?
12534. As a follow-up to question #12521, what was the name of the computer that would calculate the "Question for the Ultimate Answer" and who paid for it?
12538. What is the name of a Japanese paper or silk wall hanging with a roller at the bottom?
12539. Does anyone know any facts about the MGM lion?
12540. Does anyone know any facts about the Paramount Pictures logo?
12541. Does anyone know any interesting facts about Warner Brothers?
12544. Where did the phrase "On the QT" originate?
12546. What creature got its name because it forms its nests by sewing leaves together?
12548. Does anyone know Tom Hanks' middle name and can you give me proof if you know it?
12550. Which fruit is a cross between the tangerine, the grapefruit and the orange?
12551. What year was the first television program broadcast and what was the name of the program?
12553. Who did Phillip Schofield marry?
12557. Other than the Great Wall of China, what is the only man-made structure visible from space?
12559. Who was the eminent scientist to first record that the number of rings in the cross-section of the tree trunk revealed its age?
12561. What is the name of the lake between Minnesota and Canada that contains the most northerly point of the 48 contiguous states?
12562. In alphabet radio code what word is associated with the letter 'F'?
12563. What was Mickey Mantle's nickname?
12564. What exactly happens to the three men in "2001: A Space Odyssey"? I remember Heywood Floyd and the other guy dying, but I just starting reading "2010: Odyssey Two" and it mentions Heywood Floyd as if he were alive.
12566. Is there a geographical location that is the most southerly location of the 48 contiguous states?
12570. What were the names of the three people who went on the trip to Jupiter in "2001: A Space Odyssey"?
12572. What were the real names of the original five castaways on "Gilligan's Island"?
12574. Which comedian has a list of 'bad words' that you can't say on television?
12575. What US president gave most of his 1968 election campaign speeches in shopping malls?
12576. In what order do the planets come starting at the sun?
12578. Which super-model appeared on the cover of "Seventeen" magazine when she was only 14 years old?
12581. How much liquid can the 27-inch high silver America's Cup hold?
12582. Where and when did the first water park open?
12585. According to an old proverb, what is "the soul of wit"?
12586. Who was pictured on the front cover of the first issue of "People" magazine?
12587. What city is nicknamed the "Glass Capital of the World"?
12589. What is the name of Mr. Garrison's hand puppet in "South Park"?
12591. Who is Ralph Lifshitz?
12593. I'm looking at something that says Mauna Kea is 13,796 feet above sea level, and Mauna Loa is 13,677 feet above sea level, but that Mauna Loa is the largest volcano in the world. If they are talking from the base, it says that Mauno Kea's rise from the base to the peak is the greatest in the world, so how is Mauna Loa the largest volcano in the world?
12594. In the series "Kung Fu" what did David Carradine's character have to catch or what act did he need to perform before he was allowed to leave?
12595. How many times stronger is a 6.0 earthquake than a 5.0 earthquake?
12596. What was Gene Roddenberry's day job before he became a full-time TV scriptwriter and later, creator of "Star Trek"?
12597. What Hollywood legend's daughter worked with Dian Fossey and the gorillas in Rwanda while studying for her doctorate and met her husband there, as well?
12598. What actor played the oldest child in the pilot for "Eight is Enough" but turned down the role in the series for a much bigger opportunity?
12603. What started the fire that destroyed the Crystal Palace in 1936?
12605. Who was the only US president born in the "Land of Lincoln"?
12606. Which state is known as "Big Sky Country"?
12607. What American inventor was called "The Wizard of Menlo Park"?
12608. What sport is associated with mogul, schuss, and slalom?
12609. Who was the first US president to live in the White House?
12610. Which state's borders are formed by the two longest rivers in the United States?
12611. Who wrote the song "My Old Kentucky Home"?
12612. Panthers, alligators and manatees live in the same ecosystem in what US state?
12613. What is the oldest continuously held sporting event in the United States?
12614. I'm trying to remember a quote. I don't know who said it but it goes something like, "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid, than to open it and remove all doubt." Can anyone help me out?
12615. The Pennsylvania Dutch originally came from where?
12616. What can't visitors to Michigan's Mackinac Island bring with them?
12618. Many places in California have names that start with "San." What does San mean?
12619. Where did the phrase "In like Flint" come from?
12621. What was the most recorded Beatles tune of all time?
12622. What famous actor was discovered while answering mail for "Tom and Jerry"?
12623. Which US state elected the first woman governor?
12624. Who was the only Nebraskan-born US president not elected to the highest office of the land?
12625. What fish swims up the Columbia River in Washington to lay its eggs?
12626. Which US state has the motto, "Live Free or Die"?
12627. Which US state capital is nicknamed "Insurance Capital of America"?
12628. One of North Dakota's nicknames is "The Flickertail State." What is a Flickertail?
12630. What is the highest known natural stucture in the universe?
12631. What is the lowest point on earth not covered by water?
12636. What was the name of the "agony of defeat" ski jumper in the introduction to "ABC's Wide World of Sports"?
12642. What were the names of the Cosby kids from oldest to youngest?
12643. Why did Desi Arnaz leave Cuba?
12645. I knew a guy at school years ago who was able to turn his eyelid inside out! Does anyone know if this feat has a name and is it common?
12646. What book claims that couples should use two beds, one for sleeping and one for sex?
12647. In what year did Pan Am Commercial Airlines cease operations after 64 years?
12648. What makes an African person's hair to be curly, a Japanese person's hair to be slick and straight, and why does my hair always looks like a bird nest, blown out of a tree due to heavy storm?
12656. Last Tuesday there was a question about Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, which started forming over half a million years ago. What is the name given to the youngest volcano in the Hawaiian chain and where is it forming?
12659. Which Atlantic City casino was opened by Donald Trump?
12660. What is the name of the sports car made by Kaiser-Fraser?
12661. What pop has the most caffeine in it?
12662. In "Saving Private Ryan" after the troops have landed on the beach, the character played by Vin Diesel hands his friend Fish a Hitler Youth knive, then Fish says something that I can't quite make out. Please tell me what he says and especially what it means?
12663. What is the classical song played in most action movie previews? I think it was also on a Guinness commercial.
12665. Who first proposed a plan for uniting the colonies, 22 years before the Declaration of Independence, and what was it called?
12667. U.S. history- Well before equal rights this woman, in a letter to her husband attending the Continental Congress, reminded him, "If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to forment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation." Who was she?
12669. Who was the first US artist to record and release a Lennon and McCartney composition?
12670. What is the southernmost island in Canada?
12671. What is the special name for the birthday for which the person's age is the same as the day of the month of the birthday?
12673. What other roles has Bruce McGill, the actor who played D-Day in "Animal House" played and in which films?
12675. Which two items in the following list can really be paired: ruby and sapphire, sapphire and emerald, emerald and ruby, or ruby and aquamarine?
12676. What are the first names of Dagwood Bumstead's neighbours?
12677. What is "National Lampoon" as in the movie "National Lampoon's Animal House"? Is it a company or just something made up on the movie title?
12678. It is estimated that about seven million of these are thrown away every day. What is it?
12683. Who was the most recent man to step on the moon?
12684. What delicacy did Dr. Seuss' Sam-I-Am love to eat?
12685. On the last episode of "Mary Tyler Moore" who was the only person not fired?
12691. Who was the original center square on "Hollywood Squares" when it first aired in 1966?
12692. In baseball, who set the record in the 1990's for the most home runs hit by a catcher in a season?
12693. Ron Howard dedicates the movie "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" to a woman who also has the last name of Howard. Can anyone tell me who she is?
12694. This group of nations served as an inspiration for the Founding Fathers in fashioning the representative democracy and Constitution of the USA. Their delegates even visited the Continental Congress on June 11, 1776. What is the name of this group and who were the member nations?
12695. What was the name of the dog in the RCA Victor trademark?
12699. What South American city literally has the name "I can see the moutain"?
12700. What is the name of Agatha Christie's spinster detective?
12701. In the book "Murder on the Orient Express" who was Susanne?
12702. I just saw "Man on the Moon." Was every part of it true, like when he had that neck brace from Jerry Lawler? And was he really slapped on the David Letterman show or was it staged?
12704. How much was Bill Murray auctioned for in the movie "Groundhog Day"?
12709. Which flower is also the title of a song in "The Sound of Music"?
12712. In what country did the French poodle originate?
12714. Who was the only woman, using an alias, to serve formally in the American Revolution, even receiving a military pension?
12715. Who was the American patriot better at brewing dissent than beer?
12716. Although not as famous as Benedict Arnold, who was the first American caught spying for the British during the American Revolution?
12717. What is the size and volume of the Prudential Tower in Boston?
12718. Who was the original captain of the Enterprise before Captain Kirk?
12723. Who was the wife of Rembrandt, the subject of many of his portraits?
12724. Does anyone know if there is an 'official' Alfred Hitchcock page? I have been to different sites and some say his movie "The Wrong Man" was made in 1956 while others say 1957, but I don't know if there is an actual authoritative website.
12725. How did Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" written to celecreate Russia's victory over Napoleon, become associated with America's Fourth of July and fireworks?
12727. How many Hercule Poirot mysteries did Agatha Christie write, and if anyone has read a large majority of them, what do you think the five best Poirot mysteries are?
12728. What is the difference between monkeys and apes?
12729. "The time is now" was a successful campaign slogan for which US president?
12730. What was the first animated film to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture?
12731. Exactly what is a bonono?
12734. What song was commonly associated with Pee Wee Herman?
12737. In the movie "Schindler's List" a woman asks that her parents be put in Schindler's factory. He tells her to get out but eventually does, and she is watching as her parents walk into the factory. How come she wasn't in a concentration camp since her parents are assumedly both Jewish?
12738. What type of creature is Gandalf in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbitt"?
12739. How is the Duckworth-Lewis system, which is used in cricket, calculated?
12740. Is it "Starve a cold and feed a fever" or "Feed a cold and starve a fever"?
12741. What does a bald eagle, maple leaf, and panda have in common?
12742. What is the term for someone with an uncontrollable fear of learning or knowledge?
12743. Who has the world record for the biggest feet?
12747. What was the accidental event that brought about the invention of the microwave?
12749. What is the full name of the city of Los Angeles, California?
12750. When Henry VIII sat down to eat, could he have enjoyed a meal of roast pig, venison, carrots, baked potatoes, green beans, and a cup of wine?
12751. Why do a number of Irish singers have a faltering or crackling feature to their voices now and again in songs, that no other nationality seems to have? (e.g. Bono, Sinead O'Connor, Dolores O'Riordan from the Cranberries, The Corrs) Is it genetic or just a cultural style?
12753. A major film of a celebrity star was banned in Egypt for some fifteen years because of his or her conversion to Judaism. Can you name the star?
12756. Where is Major League Baseball's All-Star game going to be played in 2002?
12757. Which bird needs to juggle its food before swallowing it because its tongue is too short for its beak: the pelican, ostrich, toucan or woodpecker?
12758. Where are the 2004 and 2006 Olympics going to be held?
12761. What is the meaning of the phrase, "tight as Dick's hatband"?
12765. Who killed the fish Lapu-Lapu who killed Magellan?
12766. In the film "Samson and Delilah" who is present with them during their last romance?
12768. What is the total weight of the Earth?
12769. How do fish go to sleep?
12771. What name is given to a dessert made of egg yolk, sugar, and Marsala Wine?
12774. When was the first Major League Baseball All-Star game telecast and where was the game played?
12775. Stormalong Bay connects which two resort hotels at Walt Disney World?
12776. What do Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dr. Pepper and Band-Aids have in common?
12777. What is the home address of the Huxtables on "The Cosby Show"?
12778. In what city was "Friday the 13th" the television series filmed?
12779. Which religion was founded in the United States in 1866 on the premise that as God is good, disease, sin, and death exist only for those who have strayed from the path?
12780. Whose cubist sculpture was entitled "The Guitarist"?
12783. If you drove from Montreux to Berne in Switzerland, which cheese would you particularly expect to be readily available?
12784. Can anyone name any famous scientists who were also clerics or church ministers as I am trying to identify a photograph of such a person dressed in a cleric outfit that looks 19th or 20th century, wearing round spectacles?
12785. What does the H stand for in Jesus H. Christ?
12786. Why do most zippers say YKK on them?
12789. What are the five highest navigable lakes in the United States?
12790. How did the characters on the sitcom "Seinfeld" learn what Kramer's first name was?
12792. Where is Rock English spoken?
12793. What do we call the use of a woman's pen name by a male writer?
12794. What Disney movie is about a duck that lays eggs with solid gold yolks?
12795. Who is the wine-swilling court jester of "The Wizard of Id"?
12796. In 1968 how many American League baseball players batted over 300 and who were they?
12797. What is that black stuff football players streak over their cheekbones to cut glare?
12803. What is the only word in the English language that rhymes with purple?
12809. Mount Whitney is 80 miles from what opposite point?
12816. Who plays Captain Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"?
12817. Who was the Secretary of State in the George W. Bush administration?
12818. What was the name of the first teacher chosen to go into space?
12819. What breed of dog was Lassie?
12820. After Pinocchio becomes a real boy, the blue fairy gives Jiminy Cricket a shiny badge. What does the badge say?
12828. What NFL team has had the most playoff appearances, but not necessarily wins?
12829. What word, from the Latin for 'pen case' describes squid when prepared as food?
12830. What is the English title of the opera known in German as "Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny"?
12835. The award for best film at the Berlin Film Festival is the "Golden Bear." The award for best film at the Dutch Film Festival is the Golden what?
12836. How many burgers were there to a pound at the original McDonald's drive-in opened by brothers Maurice and Richard McDonald in San Bernadino, California in 1948?
12837. As of 2000, what was the only country that had not won a gold medal at its own Summer Olympics?
12838. What was Ronald Reagan's "First" dog's name?
12839. I know Wimbledon is in late June - early July, but around what time of the year are the Australian, the French, and the US Opens played?
12840. What four pro sports teams in football, baseball, basketball, and hockey have names that do not end with an "s"?
12841. I am used to ward off evil spirits and prevent accidents. You wear me to promote health as well. What am I?
12842. On what Walt Disney World attraction do guests plummet 52 feet at a 45 degree angle going up to 40 miles per hour?
12844. Who was the first billionaire in the United States?
12845. Where was the US Constitution hidden during World War II?
12846. I'm trying to find the artists who do a song for a car commercial. I don't know the car. The lyrics are "I wish that what I know now, I knew when I was younger." Please tell me the name of the band who recorded this?
12848. What is the smallest United States Post Office building?
12849. Now called Aeroflot, the Russian state airline was founded in the 1920's as what?
12850. In the 1990's Billy Hamill was a world champion in what sport?
12852. Who was the first person to plan a forest nursery?
12853. What group scored 21 straight Top 40 songs from the late 60's into the mid-70's and did not write any of the songs?
12854. Whose castle is the centerpiece of Disneyworld in Florida?
12855. What is the largest fish in the sea?
12857. What male singer, whose self-titled album debuted in 1957, received a college track scholarship but gave it up, and a potential spot on the Olympic squad, in order to pursue a singing career?
12859. As a radio correspondent during World War II, what Canadian was nicknamed both "The Voice of Canada" and "The Voice of Doom" due to his distinctive voice?
12862. What was the name of Marion Morrison's dog?
12863. Which great military leader grew his empire to the largest in history?
12864. What was the name of Phil Fish's wife on "Barney Miller"?
12867. In degrees Fahrenheit, within what range must the water temperature be in competitive swimming events at the Olympics?
12868. A rather unusual space travel "first," what was the name of the first teddy bear in space?
12870. What two people are buried on the moon?
12871. If clothes really shrink in the wash, why is that? And do clothes shrink if they are in the dryer for a really long time?
12873. Who played Vinnie Terranova in the 1987-90 TV series "Wiseguy"?
12875. In the "Babar the Elephant" stories was Pom the eldest son or the youngest son?
12876. As a colonial administrator in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Arthur Grimble was talked into being human bait for what terrifying denizon of the deep: Tiger shark, barracuda, moray eel or octupus?
12878. I am a symbol of knowledge and learning. What am I?
12879. What are some foods high in fiber?
12890. We teach our young children to use the word 'ta' as an easy replacement for please and thank you. Does anyone know how this usage of the word came about?
12893. In the film "E.T." this actor was cast as a school principal but his only scene was cut because director Spielberg knew that his presence would be distracting. Who was it?
12894. Of the following, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner, which of these great composers was regarded to be a hopeless case when he started practising music in his childhood?
12899. What was the first letter of the alphabet?
12900. One of the earliest network TV programs was called "The Wife Saver." What type of program was it?
12903. In the sporting context that "loose" is on his left hand side and "tight" is on his right, then who is in between?
12904. How many members of the Marx family had non-speaking parts in the 1931 film "Monkey Business" and who were they?
12905. Who was the only British prime minister to die at 10 Downing Street?
12906. Which 'Bond girl' unveiled the 203 carat Millenium Star diamond at the Millenium Dome in London last year?
12908. Which word meaning 'consequences' is derived from the term for a second or later harvest of grass in the same season?
12909. How many gas stations are in the United States?
12914. When was the patent for color television approved?
12915. When was the patent for wireless remote controls for television approved?
12916. Who are two snakes from Disney animated features that practice hypnosis?
12917. I'm looking at a badge with an emblem consisting of an eagle with outstretched wings with one wing passing through a ring, apparently given to all members of the US Armed Forces at their discharge after World War II. The emblem is known by a two-word name which suggests a physical impairment suffered by a type of bird. The first word has eight letters, the second has four letters. What is the name of the emblem?
12919. I have a picture of a woman's hip-length coat with large turned-back cuffs apparently popular in the 1950s. This style of coat shares its name with the colloquial name of a type of hat. What is the name of this coat?
12921. How many McDonald's are there in the world and is there one in every country?
12922. In the TV show "Porridge" what did the main character actually do to be in jail?
12924. What is a "jockstrap medal"?
12925. What was the first world broadcast from the moon?
12926. Who was born on December 5, 1901?
12928. What was the first word broadcast from the moon?
12929. How many eyes are there in a deck of 52 cards?
12930. Which character is the first to speak in "Star Wars"?
12931. Which city had the first movie theatre in the United States?
12936. Whose last theorem states that there are no instances possible for positive integers X, Y, Z and n so that Xn + Yn = Zn where n is greater than two? The little n's are meant to be above the capital X, Y and Z as in square roots.
12937. Who was the lady who was wife, mother, sister and aunt to four different British prime ministers?
12938. How many American presidents were lawyers?
12939. Anyone vaguely recognise this description of a well known painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in the 1880s: the subjects are in the twilight surrounded by flowers and holding glowing Chinese lanterns?
12940. When and where was the most successful World's Fair held?
12942. True or False - Other than white, blond, and brown roux, there are black and red roux also. If true, what are they used for?
12944. Earlier in Q#12904 I asked how many Marx family members had non-speaking parts in the 1931 film "Monkey Business." Someone helpfully pointed out that dad Frenchie and Harpo were two who do not speak. Does anyone know for sure whether Groucho, Chico and Zeppo all had speaking parts?
12952. What Disneyland and Walt Disney World attraction is sponsored by Mattel?
12955. What lead singer from the group Dawn, who also recorded songs with the Tokens, recorded a popular song called "Halfway to Paradise" when he was around 16?
12962. In music what does 'strepitoso' mean?
12966. Walt Disney never wanted to lose sight of what?
12968. What is the song in the Mitsubishi Montero commercial?
12969. In the Magic Kingdom, in which land is Peter Pan's Flight located?
12976. What were the names of the two doberman dogs on "Magnum, P.I."?
12977. A pulsar is a rapidly rotating neutron star. If it was the size of a silver dollar, how much would it weigh on Earth?
12978. Which animal has the slowest metabolism of all animals, and what does this animal live on?
12979. What was the date of the Men's Final for the Australian Open in 1953 where Ken Rosewall won?
12981. Who was known as the Singing Cowboy?
12982. What were the call letters of the television station in the sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"?
12983. What is the name of the evil poacher from "The Rescuers Down Under"?
12986. What was the name of the fuzzy little creatures that took over the Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" series?
12987. What was Marilyn Monroe's first husband's name?
12988. What was the Colonel's name in the Schweppes TV commercial?
12989. In the 1950's Buick automobiles were characterized by a series of 'holes' in the front fenders. What were these holes meant to represent?
12990. Which famous Pop Show star is quoted at the opening to the movie "The Breakfast Club"?
12995. Who played Commander Sisko on "Star Trek: Deep Space 9"?
12996. Who are three people (real names and character names) from "ER" who were present when the series launched but are no longer on the show?
12997. What is the better-known name of Josiah Henson's house built in Dresden, Ontario in the 1840's?
12999. As per a rough estimate an average lead pencil can draw a 35-mile long line, but roughly how many English words can the pencil write?