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Questions From Feb 13 13
129501. Is there a way to read the Italian comic strip 'Sturmtruppen' online?
129502. Is there such a place in the Atlantic Ocean as the "Flemish Cap?"
129503. Was there really of secret counterculture code word in the song "Along Comes Mary" by The Association?
129504. What was the secret identity of Johnny Storm, one of the Fantastic Four?
129505. In practical terms, what does it mean to be granted the "Keys to the City"?
129507. What singer performed the National Anthem at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans?
129508. Where was the Palace of Nonsuch situated?
129509. How many World War I veterans are still alive?
129510. How big is the largest Near Earth Object (NEO) as of 2013?
129511. Where does the enigmatic title of a 2006 Miklós Jancsó movie ("Ede megevé ebédem" = "Eddie Has Eaten My Lunch") come from?
129512. What is the difference between four wheel drive and all wheel drive?
129513. Who made the first electric train set in the world?
129514. What was the first nationally televised show on television?
129515. Does the Pope receive a monthly salary and if so, roughly how much and who's responsible for signing the check?
129516. What or who is responsible for starting World War 1?
129517. Which breed has won Best In Show the most times at the Westminster Kennel Club?
129518. What were the most popular toys for children in the 1940s?
129519. What is an AEC Regent III rt, and how was one used in a 1963 movie?
129520. How many games in the last five Champions League seasons were decided on penalties and how many were decided by away goals?
129521. Do bears cover themselves in mud to use as armour?
129523. How many different covers are there for The Beatles song "Yesterday"?
129524. What is the nickname given by some to the Victorian (state of Australia) former Labor minister Tim Holding, and how did it arise?
129525. What role does the kneecap or patella play in human physiology?
129526. After a 7 year court battle with Continental Airlines what did Marion Green go on to become the first?
129527. What U.S. presidential candidate lot a lot of supporters by suggesting "defoliating the jungle with low yield atomic weapons" in 1964?
129528. What one time U.S. presidential candidate said, "I consider Doonesbury one of my key political advisers"?
129529. Who is Enda Kenny?
129530. Is there a universally agreed pronunciation for "Quark"?
129531. What, if any, is the difference between homicide and murder?
129532. What does chowchilla mean?
129533. Where did the saying "For the love of Mike" come from?
129534. Which U.S. state has the most volcanoes?
129535. What is the legal tender status of Japanese yen banknotes older than the current series (series E, 2004)?
129536. What is sample size?
129537. Rush's '2112' mentions what Bible verse?
129538. "1313" and "77" are songs by what English duo?
129539. According to The Beach Boys, what can "touch my 409?"
129540. "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago left the singer wondering what?
129541. " 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds" was on what Jefferson Airplane album?
129542. What real life event prompted Woody Guthrie to write "1913 Massacre"?
129543. What does the sun do in "24 Hours at a Time" by The Marshall Tucker Band?
129544. Why did "a thousand kids run around hungry" in Jimi Hendrix's "51st Anniversary"?
129545. How did the the album, by an English band, that has the song "10358 Overture" become known as 'No Answer' in the USA?
129546. In the song "Wild Eyed Southern Boys" by .38 Special, what kind of man had a champagne El Dorado parked outside the door?
129547. Do US states have individual laws that are laid down by state governors independent from central government?
129548. What geological structures or aquatic features define a "blue hole"?
129549. What fictional state attorney general excelled at paddleball ?
129550. How does closed captioning work? Do they use some type of speech recognition software or does an actual operator type in the words, because the text is full of wrong words and nonsense words.
129551. How do you call in Latin the phobia of Cyrillic letters, a typical Hungarian malady?
129552. Prior to the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales, were there any attempts to objectively measure temperature? Or was it all subjective descriptions or similes?
129553. Can plants get cancer?
129554. Can a roux be made with corn meal?
129555. In what year was J.K. Rowling's novel "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" publised?
129557. Is it possible to whip egg yolks into soft peaks?
129558. After Holland and the Dutch East Indies were occupied during WW II were there still Dutch submarines operating against the Axis Powers?
129559. Which raid resulted in the greatest number of ships being sunk or damaged: Oran, Taranto or Pearl Harbor?
129560. How big would a comet have to be to reverse the rotation of the Earth?
129561. When was the first report made of a disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle?
129562. Is there any species of centipede capable of killing an adult human?
129563. Which late rock star has a bronze statue of himself in Harry Street, Dublin, Ireland?
129565. With the Academy Awards just around the corner--why is the red carpet red? What is the origin of the significance of a red carpet or "red carpet" treatment?
129566. Who invented the very first computer game console?
129567. In what year was Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue' recorded?
129568. How did Sierra Leone come into being?
129569. How old are the Emperor Seamounts in the Pacific Ocean?
129571. Were drugs ever "illegal" before the 20th century?
129572. When did Thomas Hosmer Shepherd paint "St. Paul's Cathedral"?
129573. How many people have died in the White House and where in the White House did they die?
129574. How many British monarchs have there been that have died in Buckingham Palace?
129575. What is polydipsia?
129576. Who became the first black person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950?
129577. Who wrote the 1965 hit song for Peter & Gordon, "True Love Ways"?
129578. What are the ingredients of the drink called bitters?
129579. What product contained a miracle greaseless ingredient V-7?
129581. What did Ingrid Bergman famously exclaim after opening the envelope at the 41st Annual Academy Awards ceremony and why did she say it?
129583. Where does nutmeg come from?
129584. Has there ever been an Asian-American recipient of the Medal of Honor?
129585. Where exactly are the "doldrums"?
129586. Has there ever been an Asian-American NBA All Star player?
129587. What exactly is a GIF?
129589. What is the significance of firing 7 guns 3 times in a 21 gun salute as at a military funeral?
129590. What was the last number one hit on the Billboard charts in the 1980s?
129591. Was there any significance to March 4 being inauguration day or was it just a random day chosen by the U.S. forefathers?
129592. In the US, what is the difference between a freeze warning and a freeze watch?
129593. Cricket scoring. If a bowler is injured partway through an over and another bowler has to complete that over, who (if anyone) is credited with a maiden if there are no runs scored? This would also apply at the fall of the last wicket- if a bowler is not scored off in his last over, is it a maiden, and are all the part-overs added up into full overs/maidens?
129594. Apart from (apparently) 'Big Nose', did Isaac Newton have a nickname as a child? And if so, what was it please?
129595. What does the AFL plan to do if Essendon gets suspended from competition over the current doping scandal?
129596. Can anyone tell me why the great tenor Enrico Caruso is remembered as "The Fox of Scotland" in opera circles in Sicily ?
129597. Will any more main characters of Downton Abbey not return for Season 4?
129598. What city has the highest annual mean temperature in the continental U.S.?
129599. What was the significance of Carol Burnett tugging her ear?
129600. How many siblings did Jimmy Stewart have?
129601. Somalia has made coins stamped "one dollar" - what is the conversion rate between those and Somalia shillings (or any other currency)?
129602. Which Chicago song is about the process of writing a song?
129603. What musical guest has hosted "Saturday Night Live" the most times?
129604. Who wrote the poem quoted in the first scene by Clint Eastwood's disc jockey in his 1971 thriller "Play Misty For Me"?
129605. How many dog breeds does the AKC recognize?
129606. What year was the first American ONE dollar bill made?
129607. If you were a "Spanish thumper" in the 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries, what did you do?
129608. Did Barry Manilow write the song "I Write the Songs", a major hit for him?
129609. If the meat of a sheep is called lamb, and the meat of a cow is called beef, is there a name for the meat of a horse?
129610. Who received the lowest total percentage in a baseball hall of fame vote?
129611. Who was the first American president to appear on "The Tonight Show" while still in office?
129612. Between 1891 and 1896, how many men served as Prime Minister of Canada?
129613. In the US, why was November chosen as the month that federal elections would be held? Why not any other month?
129614. What is the name of the national western event held annually in Jan/Feb that is located in the City Where the West Begins?
129615. Why did they once call shaving creams "euxesis"?
129616. When and where did the music group ABBA first form their music act or band?
129617. What was the population of Palestine at the time of David?
129618. In which city do the 'Simpsons' live?
129619. What's the origin of the expression "as sick as a dog"?
129620. What is the width of a photon?
129621. What is the name of the song used in the background of the "Weekdays on Good Food" (tv channel) advert?
129622. Which snake's venom is the most lethal to a human?
129623. Is there any snake venom that doesn't have a corresponding antivenom?
129624. How did a box of cigars have a huge influence on the outcome of the American Civil War?
129625. How did a simple wrong turn by a vehicle have a huge bearing in the outbreak of World War One?
129626. What is the name of the British television show that takes place in a department store? (I think it's from the 1970s or 80s)
129627. Who runs the Shady Rest Hotel near Hooterville?
129628. What famous singer was born as Eleanora Harris?
129629. Why is the German Air Force still called the Luftwaffe (as the other branches have changed (Wehrmacht->Heer, Kriegsmarine->Marine)?
129630. Why aren't there any made-for-TV movies on American television anymore?
129631. What is the origin of the "Magdalene asylum" in Ireland?
129632. Here's one my granddaughter asked me and I couldn't answer. Can the term "wimp", as in "a wimpy kid", be applied to girls as well as boys. or is it strictly a "guy thing"?
129633. What book by Arthur Schlesinger suggested "corruption seems to visit the White House every 50 years"?
129634. What "rock star" appeared as Merlin the Magician in the movie Son of Dracula?
129635. Covent Garden used to be London's Fruit and Veg market. What year did it move to the new Nine Elms site?
129636. What is the old saying about Union Theological Seminary?
129637. Which country has the largest army in the world?
129638. Which prokaryotic microorganisms can be classified as either gram-positive or gram-negative?
129639. Which cyclist was known as the "Eagle of Toledo"?
129640. In which consecutive years did Pat Rafter win the US open in tennis?
129641. In computer terminology, who is considered the creator of the Linux kernel?
129642. As of Feb. 2013 what cast member has been on Saturday Night Live the longest?
129643. Which British monarch ruled for the shortest time?
129644. Why did Man O'War lose his only losing race?
129645. What is the title of the instrumental theme music from the classic TV series "Leave it to Beaver"?
129646. Is the President taller than General Grant and King Arthur?
129647. How often has the outcome of an American football Super Bowl game been decided by whether an official called a penalty or not?
129648. What fowl creature can be found in "Itchycoo Park?"
129649. Which Australian river has its source furthest from the coast? (Measured as the crow flies, not as the river meanders)
129650. Why don't they make any made-for-TV movies on American television networks anymore?
129652. How many toes does a frog have?
129653. What are phantom kangaroos?
129654. Is it possible to get a sunburn on the palm of your hand?
129655. Why are West Australians called sandgropers?
129656. How many times has Georgia entered the Eurovision Song Contest?
129657. Does the Earth ever get any heavier or lighter?
What is the difference between the two classes of shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A and BRK.B)?
129659. Are chickens color blind?
129660. Who is the lead singer for April Wine?
129661. Did Switzerland ever have a men's rowing (or sculling) team participating in the Summer Olympic games that won a medal?
129662. Why do Saab car models always start with the number 9?
129663. What is the smallest rodent in the world?
129664. Who was the first black player to play international football for Scotland?
129665. Who was the last person in the National League to win the triple crown?
129666. In American horse racing, what mare or filly is considered the most successful in terms of career race earnings (not including breeding value)?
129667. Who has pitched the most complete games for the Cleveland Indians?
129668. How many voters are in the largest (by population) electorate?
129669. How many voters are in the smallest (by population) electorate?
129670. What is the largest (by population) Electorate in Australia?
129671. What is the smallest (by population) electorate in Australia?
129672. What was the first mass-produced American car with rectangular headlights?
129673. Which cathedral in England was the most recently built?
129674. Where is the Omaha beach that is written about in war history?
129675. What song is used in the Citicard (US) TV commercial, in which a woman is standing on top of a pinnacle?
129676. Is there one group whose version of Hang On Sloopy is recognized as the official state song of Ohio?
129677. What was the name of the population in Transylvania which allied with Michael the Brave in the 1599 war against Hungary ?
129678. Who designed the stained glass windows for St. Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton?
129679. In football (soccer), players are often played "out of position", does this ever happen in American Football, i.e. a linebacker playing wide receiver?
129680. In British television, what was the first advert shown on Channel 4 in 1982?
129681. Who is the author of "The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure" on the net?
129682. What father and son duo appeared in the James Bond movie series, 26 years apart?
129684. What is Superfluidity?
129685. In British T.V. hourly shows, how does the number of minutes of ads that are broadcast compare to the amount shown on American hourly T.V. shows?
129686. Where was Muammar Gaddafi born and where did he die?
129687. Which quiz show is Charlie Smiles the host of?
129688. The 85th Academy Awards ceremony on February 24, 2013 will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane, who is a nominee this year for Best Original Song. Which previous Oscar hosts (or co-hosts) were also up for a competitive award the night that they hosted, and which one actually won the Oscar?
129689. Which American Civil War general was shot in his wooden leg?
129690. What president of the United States was the first to own a pet?
129692. Where is the largest UK air base situated?
129693. Has there ever been an Amazing Race team detained by customs?
129694. What is the adiabatic rate and is it the same the world over?
129695. In what year was copyright law introduced at the national level in Germany?
129696. How old was Kurt Russell when he made his film debut?
129697. How many books of poems did Emmanuelle Rivas, co-star of Amour, publish?
129698. What is the average temperature drop per thousand feet of elevation?
129699. How many Iraqi civilians have died as a result of the Iraq War?
129700. On "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" how many different people were you allowed to have as your "Phone a Friend?"
129701. Which English translation of the Bible is the most frequently used worldwide?
129702. Which sport would you associate with a place called "heya"?
129703. Have any animals evolved an odd number of eyes?
129704. What is the most common breed of purebred dog worldwide?
129705. Which Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are still able to be seen, in partial or full form?
129706. Will a magnet destroy my iPad?
129707. Who is the oldest Oscar recipient that is still living?
129708. What is DOCTYPE?
129709. What do you call a gathering of Pirates?
129711. What country has the largest per capita carbon footprint?
129712. What percentage of Americans wear eyeglasses or contact lenses?
129713. What movie won the most total awards at the 2013 Academy Awards?
129714. Is Crohn's disease curable?
129715. What was the name of Charles Darwin's house?
129716. What is Sherlock Holmes' address in the TV series 'Elementary'?
129717. Why isn't the blood of insects colored red like the blood of humans?
129718. Cat is to feline. Dog is to canine. Monkey is to ..............?
129719. What country owns the Galapagos Islands?
129720. Where does Daniel Day Lewis live?
129721. What is the official, scientific name of the Sunflower?
129722. What is the origin of the phrase "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"?
129723. Is Cancon still in effect in Canada?
129724. What college did Nascar driver Ryan Newman attend and what degree did he earn?
129725. Where across the globe are Zdenek Burian's paintings of prehistoric animals exhibited?
129726. Roughly how many Cambodian people were killed during the reign of Pol Pot?
129727. What modern day country was Bilqis, also known as the Queen of Sheba, from?
129728. How many US presidents were there before George Washington?
129729. What kind of music does the band Drive-By Truckers play?
129730. When was the band "Nine Inch Nails" founded?
129731. What were the names of the 3 Alou brothers who played major league baseball?
129732. What is the word for a book of blank pages in which a pupil asks friends and teachers to write or draw things for him/her?
129735. What is the highest mountain in Victoria, Australia?
129736. Which numbered pope was Pope Benedict XVI?
129737. In the original "Dallas" what does Digger Barnes die of?
129738. In "Dallas" who is Pam's real "daddy"?
129739. In "Dallas" what inherited disease does Pam carry in her genes?
129740. How many Ultimates are there in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien?
129742. There are a lot of Babylon 5 things and people named for classic sci-fi authors. Is there a list of all of them?
129743. Which WWII Fighter aircraft was produced in the biggest numbers?
129744. What makes the red coloured diamond the rarest type of diamond?
129745. Why do people park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?
129746. What is the highest point in the state of Hawaii?
129747. What is the etymology of the word 'cathode'?
129748. When was the first time someone voluntarily returned an Olympic gold medal?
129749. There is a bank in the area don't know if it is completely national but what does PNC stand for?
129750. What was the nickname in the underground drug community for barbiturates with benzedrine added?
129751. What one time famous boxer did author Gay Talese write about in an article in Esquire Magazine tilted "The Loser"?
129752. Who was the closing last act to perform at the original Woodstock Music Festival in 1969?
129753. Who is the only finance minister of India to present two Union Budgets on his birthday?
129754. What's the origin and first usage of the expression "as tight as a duck's ass"?
129756. Why do some countries designate the storeys in their buildings from the ground floor while others start at one?
129757. What title did Pope Benedict XVI assume after retiring from his position as the leader of the Catholic Church?
129758. Why does Edna Birch in "Emmerdale" always wear a hat?
129759. What role did John Brown play in Queen Victoria's life?
129760. Who is the mascot from 'Mad' magazine, Alfred E Neuman based on?
129762. Is freon still used in refrigerators?
129763. Why is the removal of a breast (mammary) called a mastectomy instead of a mammectomy?
129764. When did humans begin to ride horses? How did this come about?
129765. Do they ever reveal the first name of the character of Columbo, played by Peter Falk?
129766. What are the most powerful known magnetic substances (either by themselves or as part of a larger apparatus)?
129767. When was the first National Pig Day in the USA?
129768. Where did Voodoo originate?
129769. Why are clams considered the epitome of happiness?
129770. How was the team classification winner decided for the 1909 Giro d'Italia?
129771. What is the biggest man-made reservoir in the United States?
129772. What country has the lowest highpoint?
129773. What NFL player has scored the most points during their career?
129774. What NFL Europe player scored the most points during the league's history?
129775. Why do English people hyphenate their last names so much?
129776. What changes have biologists in the 20th and 21st centuries proposed to the scientific classifications of organisms based on Linneaus?
129777. Who created the radio character The Shadow?
129778. What is a warthog?
129779. Legally speaking, in the United States, is sunshine owned communally, or is the sunshine on one person's property subject to their usage only?
129780. What was the very first television program for children to be aired?
129781. Who received the first ever Emmy Award?
129782. Where did the first Public School open in the United States?
129783. In "The Stand" by Stephen King, what was the name of Larry Underwood's album?
129784. Has there ever been a female umpire in MLB?
129785. How many pokemon are there in pokemon (anime) series?
129786. What is the Kelvin temperature scale?
129787. How did Ka-Bar (knives) get its name?
129788. Who told us they were "Going to Montana soon to be a dental floss tycoon"?
129789. Is there a real difference between a poet and a bard?
129790. Who did Elvis Presley tell his first time visitors to Graceland once "Look if you are going to just sit there and stare at me all night, I'm going to bed"?
129791. Who was the only child star appearing on the cover of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band record?
129792. What's the name of the 2012 novel based partly on the life of James Joyce's daughter?
129793. What company is the largest producer of computer software for the personal computer?
129794. Who invented the barcode and when?
129795. What is the exact date and time that day light savings time will take effect in the United States in 2013?
129797. Is there are a difference in size and weight between male and female polar bears?
129799. What years did James Buchanan start and end his term as U.S. President?
129800. What was the highest wind ever recorded in the continental U. S. ?
129801. Who won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition?
129802. Who co-founded Narcotics Anonymous?
129803. Are there equations or theoretical framework (NOT via experiment) to calculate how combustible a substance should be?
129804. Which U.S. states do not observe Daylight Savings Time?
129805. At what time in history was there the most U.S. ex-Presidents still alive?
129806. How do you access the deep web search engine "deeppeep"?
129808. Is it true that Bob Dylan wrote the song "Lay Lady Lay" for his dog?
129809. What do tadpoles eat?
129810. Whose skull was used by David Tennant in performances of Hamlet's soliloquy at Straford-upon-Avon in 2008?
129811. How many Shakespeare characters kill a king, and which ones are they?
129812. Is "potatoe" the standard spelling of "potato" in some English speaking countries?
129813. Is it true that if you have black ants around your home, you won't have white ants?
129814. What is considered the biggest upset in Oscar history?
129815. A function like y = 3^x is called an exponential function -- is there an equivalent name for a function like y = x^x?
129816. Why can't you go, physically, to the end of a rainbow?
129817. Who discovered King Tut's tomb?
129818. How did Genghis Khan die?
129820. How is the name Siobhan pronounced?
129821. Is it true that Douglas MacArthur?s mother dressed him in skirts, blouses, and bows and kept his hair in curls until he was 8 years old?
129822. We all know that oil is extracted from the Earth to make products such as gasoline but how much oil does the earth create each year?
129823. What is a word-level palindrome?
129824. Which radio personality now has a television channel ?
129825. What is the origin of the word "soccer"?
129826. In the 1960 movie "Pollyanna", what was Pollyanna's surname?
129827. Which baseball player, who has played in both the US Major League and the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball league, has the most combined hits?
129828. What, in theory, is the longest word that can be made in scrabble?
129829. Who was reported to have died while watching the "Kung Fu Kapers", an episode from "The Goodies"?
129830. The Pilgrims landed in what would later be Massachusetts in 1620. What was the name of the first child to be born in the new settlement?
129831. What was the first short Italian pasta (like farfalle versus like vermicelli)?
129832. What is the longest river that flows entirely within Poland?
129833. Which country produces the most olive oil?
129834. Why does soda stay fizzy longer in an open can rather than a bottle?
129835. Who is the most famous Ossetian poet and painter?
129836. Who holds the record for most doubles in a major league baseball game?
129837. What was the last movie Walt Disney worked on?
129838. How much oil is refined annually in Canada?
129839. What animal (after the human!) has the most complex or advanced language?
129840. Which city in the US holds the oldest marathon?
129841. On "My Name Is Earl", who played the character "Patty the Daytime Hooker"?
129842. On "Married With Children", who played the character "Dot"?
129843. Why don't dogs get cavities?
129844. Why do cats always seem to land on all fours?
129845. How many members in the College of Cardinals?
129846. Which King George is the King George whiting named after?
129847. How many times has a non-priest been elected Pope?
129848. What is the procedure for determining the provenance and ownership of any recovered Art Treasures looted by the Nazis in WW II?
129849. In Hollywood, what is the difference, if any, between a producer and an executive producer?
129850. Why is Paris called the City of Light?
129851. In the 1954 Kentucky court case Goodloe v. Wallace, which party won, and what was the case's implications for the doctrine of 'right to light' in the state?
129852. Where does the phrase "long way around Robin Hood's barn" come from?
129854. What was the name of Elvis Presley's pet monkey?
129855. Besides Eddie Gaedel, who is the second shortest player in Major League Baseball history?
129856. How old is the oldest person living (as of today, March 6th, 2013)?
129857. Is there anywhere to read the Italian comic strip 'Sturmtruppen' online? I'm not interested in a translation, just the strip.
129858. Is the top area of the Chrysler Building open to the public?
129859. What has been the Champions League with a higher proportion of players sent off with a red card?
129860. What's the highest peak in Australia?
129861. How long did it take to film the movie "Wayne's World"?
129862. At whose former residence did Sylvia Plath commit suicide?
129863. How many bedrooms are there in the White House?
129864. Why is a manatee sometimes referred to as sea cow?
129865. What is the main use for rosin?
129866. What is a shofar?
129867. On those "Xcelerator" power hand dryers you see in some public restrooms, how fast does the air blow out, as compared to a regular hand dryer?
129868. What does orotund mean?
129870. Which state in the United States has the most coastline?
129871. Who invented the first wooden pencil?
129873. A new pope is selected by a group of cardinals, when was this tradition started?
129874. Are crocodiles the oldest extant animals?
129875. How old was Helen Keller when Annie Sullivan became her teacher?
129876. How did the "Rothschilds" have a major influence on the Napoleonic wars?
129877. Did William Henry Harrison really catch pneumonia while giving his inaugural address?
129878. When did the practice of naming winter storms begin? The U.S. East Coast's recent storm was called Neptune, and I don't recall many previous winter storms having names.
129879. How much did Solomon spend to import a chariot from Egypt?
129880. What American rocker is associated with Cabo Wabo Tequila?
129881. What evergreen small tree's flower leaves are commercially grown and made into tea?
129882. Do whales, seals and dolphins drink sea water?
129883. What English king was given a nickname that means "ill-advised"?
129884. Why is a computer input device, the mouse, called a mouse?
129885. Who holds the major league baseball records for most triples in a season?
129886. Of the six American embassy staff saved in the "Canadian Caper", how many are still alive today?
129887. What is the lowest point (below sea level) in India?
129888. When was the new lighthouse built at Flamborough Head in the East Riding of Yorkshire?
129889. How did the custom begin of soccer players walking onto the field and holding hands with a child?
129890. Aside from its Baroque extravagance and beauty, what was the original purpose of the Trevi fountain in Rome?
129891. What is the distance through space that each planet and Pluto travel through in one of their respective years?
129892. Were there any similar organizations to the Abraham Lincoln Brigades, which sought to fight against fascism without actual United States intervention?
129893. Did the Communist Party in the United States during World War Two support the country going into war?
129894. Which of the six colonies which were to become Australia were settled as penal colonies?
129895. Why is there such a drastic difference in the Greek and Roman names for the same gods (e.g. Aphrodite and Venus or Hades and Pluto)?
129896. Why is Apollo the only Olympian to have the same name in Greek and Roman usage?
129898. Is it true every U.S. Treasurer since 1949 has been a woman?
129899. When was the last time that a Best Picture Oscar nominee did NOT get a Best Director Oscar nomination (prior to "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty")?
129900. In 2005 the largest ship to date was sunk. What was her name and what type of ship was she?
129902. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is shared by which two countries?
129903. Why do I shiver when I'm cold?
129904. Which Canadian province has the most coastline?
129905. Is the John Birch Society still active?
129906. How cold is the water in the Marianas Trench?
129907. What's the origin of the word pumpernickel?
129908. In the church of a monastery not far from Tirana, Albania is an icon of a long necked strange animal body with a human head which seemed about to be beheaded. Can anyone tell me what this is about?
129909. What was the name of Lavinia's dog in the movie "The Banger Sisters"?
129910. How did Goldsmiths' College, London get its name?
129911. Which Irish county has the longest coastline?
129912. When did the Etruscans seize Rome and spread its culture?
129913. What was the very first major motion picture aired on television?
129918. Which city has the most professional sporting clubs?
129919. Which illustrious artiste won the Trinidad and Tobago Road March 2013 title?
129922. What state in the USA has the most rivers?
129923. What is the lowest point of land in Scotland?
129924. Can the College of Cardinals elect a non-Cardinal Pope?
129925. What is the translation of the Arab term for Jerusalem, al Quds?
129926. Was there ever an "artistic" medalled event in the modern Olympics? If so, which type of art and in which Olympics?
129927. What country has the most mountains within its borders?
129928. What is the correct spelling of the past tense of the verb "cancel"?
129929. How many Best Picture Oscar winners have won every category they were nominated in?
129930. Did the Dingo eat the baby?
129931. What were the names of the twins in "Gone With the Wind"?
129932. Which league has had more 1,000 yard (in a year) receivers in history, the National Football League or the Canadian Football League? How many have each league had?
129934. How is the Spring Training schedule determined in Major League Baseball?
129935. On American TV, who was TV's first Jewish police captain?
129937. The Soviet Union invaded Poland just sixteen days after the Germans did in 1939. The UK and France declared war on Germany but not the USSR. Why?
129938. How do you raise an imaginary number to a fractional exponent (for example, i^0.5, i^2.5, i^e, i^pi, etc)?
129940. What cast member of "Mad Men" is Bill Murray's brother?
129941. How old was Alexander the Great when he became the emperor of Macedonia?
129942. How "dry" does an area have to be to be considered in a drought?
129943. When one is behaving they are said to be minding their P's and Q's. What are the P'and Q's ?
129944. What band did the Candy Store Prophets actually provide the music for?
129945. What group of the late 50s and early 60s did the newspaper Daily Express of London call "the new barbarians"?
129946. What early TV western character called his carbine "Mair's Laig"?
129949. How many shades of black are there?
129950. Are Gnarls Barkley and Cee Lo Green the same person?
129951. Did Sitting Bull fight in the Battle of Little Bighorn?
129952. In terms of the number of individual computer stations protected, what is the most used computer antivirus program in the world?
129953. Which player in Bristol City's current squad (2012/2013) has played in international matches for Jamaica?
129954. What television series won the most Emmy Awards in its debut season?
129955. Who claimed that, for most of history, France has been governed by prostitutes?
129956. The Enstrom-Kabat study, the largest of its kind, found what major health risks associated with so-called "second-hand smoke?"
129957. To what three things did centenarian Henry Allingham attribute his logevity (113 years)?
129958. Egypt is in Africa, but where is the area known as "Little Egypt?"
129959. Which person has their name on the Stanley Cup the most number of times?
129960. Why is John XII regarded as one of the "Bad Popes?"
129961. Is it possible to cry underwater?
129962. How does someone officially coin a new word or phrase?
129963. Does the original copy of Martin Luther's 95 Theses still exist and if so where is it?
129965. Was the movie Amber Alert based on a true story?
129966. What are the "generations" of nylon?
129967. What is the all-time low of the Pound Sterling (GBP) against the US Dollar at the close of business in London or New York and when did the Pound hit this level?
129968. What is the lowest approval rating ever recorded for a United States president?
129969. What is the name of the NASA program for locating and tracking asteroids, and where is it located?
129970. On average, how many eggs a year does a laying hen lay?
129971. Who was the first host/guest on the British T.V show "This is your Life"?
129972. Where was Saladin born?
129973. What country that is landlocked has the greatest amount of lakes?
129974. Is Mort Main still a valid and legal law in any countries today?
129975. Why has there never been a Pope Luke?
129976. What is the oldest verified age that a person has lived to?
129977. Why did Charles Rocket commit suicide?
129978. How many Popes has the Roman Catholic Church had until March 13, 2013?
129979. What was the nom-de-plume frequently used by George Constanza on "Seinfeld" when he was doing something shady?
129980. Now that there's a new Pope on the job, does the outgoing one still have a security team and for how long?
129982. Do all human beings perspire?
129983. Are the contracts for producing nuclear warheads awarded to the lowest bidder?
129984. Can you travel the world on your own boat/ship and never have to declare citizenship to any country?
129985. What is the average life span of a bichon frise?
129986. What is the full form of "LASER"?
129987. If the child of American parents is born in a foreign nation are they eligible for the United States presidency?
129988. Do birds have difficulty flying in strong winds?
129989. Rupert Davies played which famous detective?
129990. What face is going to be added to Mount Rushmore?
129991. Which is the longest of the 11 European long-distance footpaths?
129992. Who was Andrea Bocelli's first "Vivo per lei" duet partner?
129994. Who were the three tallest American Presidents?
129995. Why is anything from the Netherlands (or Holland), including its citizens, referred to as being "Dutch"?
129996. Did the Norse Goddess Hel have any minions or demons that would take "Sinning" vikings to Hel?
129997. How many roads most a man walk down, before you call him a man?
129998. What is the predominant grape used in wine made in the Piedmont region of Italy?
129999. Who were the main band members of the UK group