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Questions From Aug 21 01
13502. What branch of government is the Federal Reserve Bank under?
13503. In France what does the postal code 'cedex' mean when addressing a letter?
13505. What was the name of Han Solo's spaceship in 'Star Wars'?
13508. In the chamber of the British House of Commons, what name is given to either of the wooden boxes which are positioned on the central table, at which front bench members from both sides of the house speak?
13511. When lager or beer has been poured into a glass, where do the endless bubbles come from at the bottom of the glass?
13512. A small district in the city of London derives its name from a monastery which was situated there between the 13th and the 16th centuries. Also the site of a famous bridge, the railway station here was opened during the 1880s under what name?
13514. What connects Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Robbie Robertson?
13523. Which book by Jacqueline Wilson won the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize?
13525. What is the name of Grendel's mother in "Beowulf"?
13526. What does the term "friendly fire" mean?
13527. Was there a charactor on 'Bewitched' called Esmerelda?
13528. What TV series does this quote come from, "Me, I just had one thought. While the rest of the world would go on to college, have careers, jobs, families and lives of their own, I would be spending the rest of the 70's grounded"?
13532. What cartoon character is famous for the line, "What, me worry?"
13533. What is the name of Captain Kirk's brother in "Star Trek"?
13537. What does "RE" stand for at the beginning of a memo or letter?
13541. What is the only logo not allowed on a Major League Baseball uniform?
13542. What happens to a shark if it quits moving?
13544. Can anyone explain why Labor Day is called Labor Day and why it falls when it does?
13545. In mathematics what is the meaning of the term "googol"?
13546. What does the Q in Q-tips stand for?
13547. What five-letter name of which very common substance is also used to denote the lustre and brilliance of a diamond or other gemstone?
13548. In terms of sound technology, this eight-letter word can be defined as the process of returning a part of the output energy of a device to the input; and, in modern parlance, also means information received in response to an action or opinion. What word is it?
13550. Of the three colored stripes on France's flag, which one is the widest?
13553. If the habanero is not the hottest natural pepper, what is?
13557. What is the meaning of the word "marabou" as in marabou stork?
13558. In which island group is Deer Sound?
13559. In which US state is Antelope Resevoir?
13560. In which country is Zebra?
13561. In which country is Buffalo Springs?
13562. In which country is Pig Island?
13571. At the end of the movie "Angels with Dirty Faces" is the guy really afraid of going to the chair or is he just pretending?
13572. What are the names of the general and the hero in "Watership Down"?
13576. Would human clones have identical fingerprints?
13578. In which novel, story or play is a tone deaf artist's model transformed into a world famous singer by a musician with hypnotic powers?
13579. In which novel, story or play when asked, "Wilt thou take this woman to be thy wedded wife?" does Humphrey Place reply, "No, to be quite frank, I won't"?
13581. In which novel, story or play does the hero marry Miriam Larkins?
13582. In the sci-fi film "Forbidden Planet" who was the voice of Robby the Robot?
13584. Which 19th century British MP was nicknamed 'Narrow Majority'?
13587. In nautical terminology has port always been the left side and starboard the right side?
13588. What is the name of the technique that professional golfers use to create less air pressure on the top of the ball: slice, backspin, topspin or spit?
13594. On a freeway there are safety dots and reflective wedges called Bott's Dots and Woody's Wedges. Who invented Woody's Wedges?
13596. What NFL player has the most Super Bowl rings?
13600. In which novel or play does Coker's raid on the university building capture all but half a dozen of the sighted people?
13601. In which novel or play does Henryk Metelski change his name to Harvey David Metcalfe?
13602. On which radio programme might you have heard Sam Scram?
13603. Who has a hamster called Elephant?
13604. Which insect has a settlement in Nebraska named after it?
13606. Called the "poet laureate of the military" this man has recently produced 30 novels in 5 series. All told, he has produced 160 books. His martial thrillers and police dramas are read world-wide. Can you name this person, and give both his real name and his pen-name?
13608. Who was Kleenex tissue named after?
13611. How many players are there on a men's lacrosse team?
13612. In Winamp and other programs I have seen something called "skins." What are skins in terms of computer talk?
13614. What was on the collar of Dwight D. Eisenhower's pajamas?
13615. If you suffer from phobophobia what are you afraid of?
13616. Is it true King George I of England could not speak a word of English?
13617. What color is San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge?
13618. What household item was created in World War I as a substitute for cotton surgical gauze and was first marketed commercially as a sanitary cold cream remover?
13619. What was President Richard Nixon's line when he appeared on the TV comedy show "Laugh-In"?
13620. Who was Allen Funk's co-host on TV's original "Candid Camera"?
13621. Who organized the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1962?
13622. What war was the subject of the best-selling book "The Red Badge of Courage"?
13623. In how many movies did James Dean star?
13624. The patriotic Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum is known for what national monument?
13625. Who painted 317 covers for the Saturday Evening Post?
13630. What does Lake Nicaragua have that no other freshwater lake in the world has?
13631. The city of Virginia Beach, Virginia covered a gigantic mountain of trash with soil, planted grass seed and made it the centerpiece of a beautiful city park. What did they name this man-made mountain?
13632. What instrument did Belgian inventor Antoine Sax patent in 1946?
13633. What is the most popular state bird in the United States?
13635. How many grooves are there in the circumference of a US quarter?
13640. Which is the largest constituency by land area in the UK?
13643. During World War II what was "snoek"?
13644. During World War II what was a barracuda?
13645. Which player in the 2001 FA Cup final attended the same school as journalist Simon Hoggart?
13647. Until 1996 Coca-Cola was the best known brand name in the world. Which brand can claim that today (and some evidence would be nice)?
13652. Where is the world's largest pyramid and who is buried there?
13654. Which country has the most post offices?
13655. In which sport does Pietro Cauchioli compete?
13657. What office did William Huskisson hold when he was killed by a train?
13661. In Aborigine legend the world was created in Dreamtime. Who provides the light of dawn by lighting a fire for a torch to carry through the day?
13662. In a standard IQ test what is the minimum score needed to bring yourself in the top one percent of the population?
13663. Jesse Jackson seems to have his nose in the news a lot. Besides being very annoying, what exactly is his job and who pays his salary?
13667. Which US president regularly sewed clothes for himself and his wife?
13669. What was Albert Einstein's IQ?
13671. Where is the house in the movie "The Others"? The characters have British accents and live on an island, but it can't be Britain because Britain was never occupied by the Nazis, so where is it?
13674. What does the name Svetlana mean?
13675. What famous book was written in Landsberg Prison?
13680. Against which Axis force was Operation Crusader launched?
13686. What was the musical group 'The Tornadoes' claim to fame, and what was the song that did it?
13689. Who said, "I don't suggest that her face has been lifted, but there is a possibility that her body has been lowered"?
13692. What two amendments of the US Constitution cancel each other out?
13693. What is the shortest and oldest written constitution in the world?
13694. What was the codename used during development of Microsoft Windows 95?
13696. The first elected president of which of the following four countries was a well-known scientist: Israel, United States, Soviet Russia, or Denmark, and what is the name of the person?
13697. Who was the first person to write detective stories in the English language?
13698. In the 1960's TV show "Sky King" what was the dog's name?
13699. What are the largest moths in the world, and how wide are their wingspans?
13702. Does anyone know where the phrase "The world is your oyster" originated?
13710. Why is the letter 'a' like a fragrant flower?
13711. Who said of his quantum theory, "God does not play dice"?
13721. In Hindi what does the name Vikram mean?
13722. Did Eric Idle play the theme music to "One Foot in the Grave"?
13725. Which ex-Australian leader spoke for Rolf Harris in "This is Your Life"?
13726. Before Indianapolis Colts tailback Edgerrin James set an NFL record for most 100-yard rushing games by a rookie in 1999, which four players shared the mark with nine?
13727. Where was Sandy Kofax born?
13728. What is the actor's name who played the character of Bulldog on TV's "Frasier"?
13733. Do ants have hair?
13738. What legendary movie queen said, "I used to be snow white, but I drifted"?
13739. What is the name of the alphabet that has a symbol that looks like a couple of P's back to back, the first is a mirror image of the second, and they are both joined by the vertical?
13741. What brothers were the first in American history to appear separately on United States postage stamps?
13742. Were the photographs in the closing credits of "Rain Man" actually taken by Dustin Hoffman with the instamatic camera shown in the movie or were they actually shots taken by someone else with a good camera with the intent to make it look like they were shots taken during the movie?
13746. How many times is the phrase "It shall come to pass" found in the Bible?
13747. Where in the UK can you buy a bottle of Loch Dhu black malt whisky?
13748. How many points are there in a perfect three-dart throw?
13749. What is the Internal Revenue Service's "Dinah Shore Ruling"?
13750. Where can you find the highest flagpole in the world?
13760. Who is the owner and creator of puzzle magazine called "Games"?
13763. What was the Human Fly's name?
13765. If there is a dividing line between southern and northern California, where is it?
13773. This man once worked as a pastry chef at London's Carlton Hotel and went on to become an Asian Communist chief. Who is he?
13782. This famous scientist described his life as "one that was divided between politics and equations." Which of the following was it: Galileo Galilee, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, or Benjamin Franklin?
13784. Who said, "It's not polls that determine elections. It's elections that determine elections"?
13786. What does tonsurphobia mean?
13790. "Four stripes on his arm and he doesn't know what day it is," are the last words of which film?
13792. What was Rocky Marciano's nickname for his deadly right hand?
13793. In the show "Gilligan's Island" what was the name of Mr. Howell's teddy bear?
13794. Does a can of Budweiser sold in Wyoming or Nevada contain a higher alcohol content than a can of Budweiser sold in Utah?
13797. What was the name of the Greek maiden who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in any race?
13799. Which two bodies of water does the Suez Canal connect?
13800. How many red stripes are on the American flag?
13801. What are the names of the three branches of the American government?
13802. How did we come to refer to the southern portion of the United States as 'Dixie'?
13804. What 1960s fashion fad was inspired by an Asian leader's garb?
13807. What is the personal name of God?
13809. How much does a blue whale weigh at birth?
13810. Where did the saying, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" come from?
13811. Why do we sometimes refer to ten dollar bills as a 'sawbuck'?
13812. Why is American money sometimes refered to as 'Samolians'?
13813. What is the source of the Nile River?
13815. What is the difference between a reindeer and a caribou?
13824. Who invented baseball catchers' shin guards?
13827. Which is longer, Canada's east-west axis or its north-south axis?
13829. What is the average length, in meters, of a full-sized 18-hole golf course?
13830. What is the making or editing of a dictionary called?
13834. What first was developed by the 19th century Glaswegian John Elder?
13835. Where does the phrase "chewing the fat" come from?
13836. Who was the only US president to earn a PhD?
13837. Why do brides traditionally carry a bouquet of flowers when they are getting married?
13838. What are the French words in the Beatles song "Michelle" and what do they mean?
13839. Who is, or maybe was "Crabby Appleton" a radio or TV character?
13840. What coin did the first slot machine take?
13843. What is the range of thickness of the Earth's continents in kilometers?
13844. What is the distance that a Comma butterfly can fly in kilometers from central Sahara to England?
13845. In kilograms, what is the weight of the Pearl of Laozi, the largest pearl in the world?
13846. In millimeters, what is the size of large amoebas?
13847. From "The Steve Harvey Show" when is Cedric the Entertainer's birthday?
13849. What is the optimum depth of water in a birdbath according to experts concerned: Less than one inch, two and a half inches, four and a half inches, or more than five inches?
13850. In 1996 which of the following celebrities appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce which coincidentally is what his or her name means in the Japanese language: Ringo Starr, Whoopi Goldberg, Macaulay Culkin, or Vanessa Mae?
13853. In 1926 Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. were all defeated in Warner Brothers popularity polls. By what superstar were they outshined?
13854. Where was the first indoor Super Bowl played?
13855. What US city has more telephones than people?
13857. How many Olympic Games were cancelled because of World War II?
13858. What writer friend of T.S. Elliot nicknamed him "Old Passion"?
13860. In feet, how far is it from third base across a baseball diamond to first base?
13861. What are the names of the four US presidents carved on the mountain in South Dakota?
13862. Which Bob Dylan song was a number one hit in the UK for Manfred Mann?
13863. Which magazine sold one billion copies worldwide in 1974?
13865. What word in the American language uses all of the vowels?
13869. In the cartoon "Hazel" what is the name of the Baxter family cat?
13870. What is the first name of Santiago in Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"?
13871. NFL quarterback Bob Berry has suited up for the Super Bowl three times, but never played in any of the games. He was back-up quarterback for what team?
13872. What is the name of the movie starring Roy Schneider based on the life of dance choreographer Bob Fosse?
13876. Who invented the lightning rod and bifocal glasses?
13877. Who made the first successful photograph in 1837?
13879. In the original Captain Marvel comic who was the superhero modeled after?
13880. Which US president appears on a dime?
13884. What did Thomas Jefferson smuggle out of Italy in 1784 to help boost America's post-revolution economy?
13885. What was the name of Jack LaLanne's white German Shepherd?
13887. What year did "Leave It To Beaver" debut?
13891. What was the name of the actor who played Kate Winslet's fiancée in "Titanic"?
13894. For a Moslem what is the surest way to paradise?
13895. When a person's hair starts to turn grey, does the old hair turn grey or is it only the new hair growing in that is grey?
13896. Who worked in 56 West, Neurosurgical Ward, County General Hospital?
13897. Who was the first US president to have an asteroid named after him?
13900. What is Michael Jordan's height and shoe size?
13901. What was the first product to have a UPC barcode?
13908. December 25th was not celebrated as the birthdate of Jesus Christ until the year: 240 AD, 300 AD, 400 AD, or 440 AD?
13913. What word has one pronunciation when it is capitalized, and another pronunciation when it is not capitalized?
13917. What should the maximum height of a hill be before you can call it a mountain?
13918. What was Cher's original first name?
13920. At what temperature are Fahrenheit and Celsius the same?
13922. What was the first TV western to run for 90 minutes?
13923. What did MacGyver do for a living?
13924. Aside from the Philippine flag which is flown upside down when the Philippines is at war, what other countries of the world do this?
13925. Who is regarded as the "Mother of Modern Computing"?
13927. What and where was the first church in the United States?
13928. What is photosynthesis?
13929. In "A Knight's Tale" what word does Wat keep saying? It's something like "fong" as in, "I will fong you." What does this word mean?
13930. In "A Knight's Tale" what does Adamar's saying, "Weighed, measured, and found wanting" mean?
13932. How many windows are there in the Empire State Building?
13934. Women have more of this than men. In fact, women have one and a half times more. What is it?
13938. What percent of Americans are over 6 feet tall?
13940. About how many trees can a beaver cut down in a year?
13941. What album features a collection of songs from John Lennon's last recording session?
13943. What was the first Alfred Hitchcock movie to show a toilet flushing?
13944. Was Hellen Keller born blind and deaf?
13949. What is the range in length of the baseball bats that professional players generally use?
13950. What US president became known in history as the Trustbuster?
13951. What is the name of the man who served as Secretary of State when Kennedy was president?
13952. What is the name of the river in Scotland that flows east into the North Sea at Aberdeen?
13953. What is the name of the Danish and Norwegian coin that is equal to 1/100 krone?
13954. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backwards?
13955. There's one sport in which neither the spectators or the contestants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?
13956. Is it true that it is impossible to sneeze with both eyes open?
13958. How can you tell if an Amish man is married?
13959. What country is home to 50% of the world's freshwater lakes?
13960. What did Henry Ford forget to put in the first automobile he built?
13961. What do frogs have that toads don't have?
13963. Which is closer to Washington DC, Moscow or Honolulu?
13964. Where was Pontius born?
13965. How many curls did child actress Shirley Temple have in her hair?
13966. Who said, "I would rather be in my grave than in the presidency"?
13967. What are the only cells in the human body that do not reproduce?
13968. Which car tire is most likely to wear out first?
13969. How many hearts does an earthworm have?
13971. What do Swiss steak, chop suey, Russian dressing, and vichyssoise all have in common?
13972. There are five sources of caffeine found in nature. What are they?
13973. How much more Vitamin C does a smoker need than a non-smoker?
13974. What is the basic explosive in dynamite?
13975. What is the only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible?
13977. In 1966 what father and daughter both had number one hit singles?
13979. What US city is spelled only with vowels?
13984. Who invented stilts and why?
13985. What is the only crime defined in the US Constitution?
13988. For the "Star Wars" droid, what does the acronym R2-D2 stand for?
13990. Has Jerry Seinfeld appeared in a movie?
13993. Fingers are also known as what?
13994. Cambodia has the longest one in the world. What is it?
13995. What was the very first color video game?
13996. What is the record for the most runs scored in one full inning of Major League Baseball?
13997. It took fifteen days, 14,000 miles and $16,000.00 to accomplish this world's record? What is it?