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Questions From Dec 14 01
15002. Who gave Adolf Hitler his dog, Blondi?
15003. Who had "a swallowtail coat of a beautiful blue, a couple of shirts and a collar or two"?
15006. What concession earned $862,000.00 in just five months at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933?
15007. What was Albert Einstein's IQ?
15009. In American History class they claimed that there were only 46 states and the other four were commonwealths. Pennsylvania was one of them. If this were so, then like the District of Columbia, they wouldn't be able to vote. Does anyone know the right answer to this?
15013. When was the first movie publicly screened, in America or otherwise?
15014. Who earned himself a severe reprimand for wishing to kill a polar bear in order to carry its skin to his father?
15016. Which small person asked for a drawing of a sheep and discovered it came in a box?
15018. In what valley will you find a Christmas tree name Christopher?
15019. Where did the Christmas tree on the White House lawn come from between 1923-1973?
15022. Who said, "One of the biggest failures in human history has been the ageless attempt to stop women painting their faces"?
15024. What is the name of the thing, such as a beer mat or matchbook, that you put under an unstable table or chair to stop it from rocking?
15032. When and where did the actress Beatrice Roberts, who played Queen Azura in the 1938 Flash Gordon serial, die?
15033. What is the origin of the phrase 'cloud nine' or 'being on cloud nine'?
15035. What film star's name did Alf Garnett often call his son-in-law?
15036. Who ate an omelette at sea on 24th August 1875?
15039. What is sempervivum?
15040. Who was Ras Tafari Makonnen?
15041. Which singer or group picked up the 2001 Record of the Year award: S Club 7, Cold Play, Jennifer Lopez, or Westlife?
15042. John McEnroe's unbeaten Honda Challenge run was ended in the final round-robin match by whom: Petr Korda, Pete Sampras, Wayne Arthurs or Nicolas Escudé?
15043. Who has revealed that he or she has a big phobia of cemeteries: Brad Pitt, Jennifer Ellison, Sarah Michelle Gellar or Matt Damon?
15044. What has the nickname 'god particle' and is crucial to standard theories of physics; quark, neutron, K-meson, or Higgs boson?
15047. How is silver formed?
15052. Who said, "If you can survive our national anthem you can survive anything"?
15057. Although popularized in 'Casablanca' the song 'As Time Goes By' was introduced in what 193l musical play?
15065. Which queen is supposed to have planted the first Christmas tree at Windsor Castle?
15077. Which Channel 5 soap featured the Hart family?
15078. In 'Home Alone' what was the pizza delivery restaurant's name?
15079. In a Christmas episode of 'Cheers' which bar personality once played a street Santa?
15080. In this years 'Friends' Christmas episode what could Phoebe not loan Rachel?
15083. Who once said, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax"?
15087. Who played the 'Bride of Frankenstein' in the film of the same name in 1935?
15089. What former Beatle's Christmas video was set at Christmas during World War I?
15090. In a 'Very Brady Christmas', what happened to Bob Brady on Christmas Eve?
15092. On Christmas day, what NFL teams played in the longest playoff game in history?
15095. In which year did Sinatra make his London debut?
15096. Why is freezer food, which has thawed and been refrozen, not fit for consumption?
15097. What does Bert want for Christmas in the Sesame Street version of 'Jolly Old Saint Nicholas'?
15101. What was the first nation to resign from the United Nations?
15102. There was a woman whose cells are bred in culture dishes in labs all over the world; a woman whose cells were so prolific that there is more of her now, in terms of biomass, then there ever was when she was alive. She died at the age of 31. Who was she?
15103. In which opera does Billy Jackrabbit appear?
15104. What is a radula? I have found a couple of definitions but they don't seem to be in the singular as was asked.
15105. What is the measurement of 'one foot' based on?
15110. So many conflicting answers found so I hope someone can help! What is the popular name given to a Sea Aster or Starwart or Aster Tradescanti?
15111. What do Football, Heinz, Dr Pepper and Woolworth have in common?
15114. Which nationallity is US Secretary Kofi Annan?
15115. Which batsman of any nationality scored the greatest number of test runs during the 1990s?
15117. In 1976 they made a sequel to the 1969 classic 'Frosty the Snowman' in which Frosty weds a snow bride. What was the snow-woman's name and what celebrity provided her voice?
15129. In what year was the Berlin wall built?
15130. Who was the first African American to win an Academy Award?
15132. Which child's nursery rhyme contains the phrase, "and just a little bit of butter for my bread"?
15133. When did Canada adopt a new flag, and what did it replace?
15134. In what country were Butch and Sundance killed in the 1969 movie 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'?
15135. Donald Duncan is known for the Duncan yo-yo, but he was also responsible for marketing something related to parking a car in the city. What is it?
15136. Admiral Byrd's fox terrier accompanied him on his Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. What was the dog's name?
15137. Who is known for his roles in the movies 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'The Sting' and 'The Hustler'?
15138. What two men were the only appointees to the office of United States Vice President?
15139. What did Rosa Parks do on December 1, 1955?
15140. Is it true or false that none of the Beatles could read music?
15141. What percentage of Americans drive to work alone?
15142. What is the sport most often played in nudist colonies?
15145. The United States leads the world in gun ownership per capita. What country ranks second?
15146. What humorist's syndicated newspaper column was called "At Wit's End"?
15147. What was the real name of the Swamp Fox? I know his initials are M. J.
15150. What kind of wood was used to make Noah's Ark?
15158. What record breaking product was made on 8 December 1990?
15159. Which actress was 'the minx in mink with a yen for men'?
15160. Which animal's name means 'drink nothing'?
15161. The tallest single span building in the world is in London. What is it?
15162. Which famous cowboy movie opens with the line, "Most of what follows is true"?
15163. When a ballet dancer performs an 'entrechat six', how many times do the feet cross?
15164. Which 'first' can Frenchman Louis Laurent lay claim to back in 1930?
15165. According to the proverb, what do desperate diseases require?
15166. Who piloted Thunderbird One?
15167. "Bad news, the fog's getting thicker." "And Leon's getting larger!" are classic quotes from what film?
15168. Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and who completed the line up?
15169. What did 'Jacks and Knaves' become?
15170. In which year did the FT Index reach its lowest closing figure of 49.4 on the London Stock Exchange?
15171. Walt Disney is reputed to have based which of his characters on the vital statistics of Marilyn Monroe?
15174. In which novel does a character get stuck in the Amazonian jungle reading Dickens to his captive?
15177. Who died of laughter because he wasn't dead following a prophesy that he would die on a certain day?
15178. Which of his books did Raold Dahl dedicate to his grand-daughter?
15179. By what name were the 400 Church of England clergy who refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary known?
15180. Which writing partnership created the Glumm family?
15181. Which Indian city completed 400 years in 1994: Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad or Kolkata?
15196. How long does Santa have to deliver his gifts?
15197. Which reindeer is not mentioned in 'The Night Before Christmas'?
15199. Oklahoma was the last US state to officially declare Christmas a holiday in what year?
15200. Which traditional Christmas delicacy is shaped to ressemble a manger and is believed to originate from the Vatican?
15201. What was the name of the first church to be built in New York City?
15202. How many diamonds are there on Britain's Imperial Crown which is worn by the reigning monarch on state occasions?
15206. What is the name of the board game that originated in India and had 'Home' in the center and 'Start' in each corner?
15207. To have good health throughout the next year, eat what on Christmas Eve?
15214. In what movie or book was the evil force overwhelming the world called 'The Bad'?
15217. I believe that the five rings on the Olympic flag stand for the five continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and America. Is this correct and where could I find confirmation?
15223. What was the first US state to make Christmas a legal holiday and in what year?
15229. What makes clothes shrink more: washing in hot water or drying at high heat?
15237. What is a collector of bookmarks called?
15239. Do reindeer have fur on their noses?
15241. The start of a new century, i.e. 1901, 2001, 2101, can not occur on which days of the week?
15243. Why are Red Indians called that?
15244. If it snows on Christmas Eve what colour will Easter be?
15251. Abraham's bosom is a well known biblical figure of speech. What does it signify: drunken bliss, paternal care, eternal damnation, or homelessness?
15252. Which famous British men were elected recently to join Miss Piggy and Santa Claus in a 'fat hall of fame': Milton and Chesterton, Chesterton and Churchil, Churchil and Hitchcock, or Hitchcock and Milton?
15253. Which region in the world would you associate with the Lapps, the reindeer people: Norway, Finland, Russia, or all three?
15254. Which British term is dubbed a 'tuxedo' in American English: hunting gear, dinner jacket, canvas shoes, or metal gloves?
15257. In the 1970s Victoria Wood was beaten in a television talent show series by Marti Caine. What was the title of that talent show? I think it was New Faces, but can't prove it one way or the other.
15262. Did the sombrero hat originate in Mexico or was it somewhere else like the United States or Spain?
15263. What size shoe did George Washington wear?
15264. Can you please tell me the name of the child actor who played a Tourette's Syndrome sufferer on CBS's show 'Touched By An Angel' December 22, 2001?
15266. In the novel, which house had 39 steps?
15271. What was the composition of the teeth of George Washington that were stolen from the Smithsonian Museum?
15283. I think I know what the Taliban is, but what is this Al Qaeda I keep hearing about?
15286. Who was the first to suggest using contact lenses to improve vision?
15287. Where is John Denver buried?
15289. What ages do horses have to be to enter the Ascot Gold Cup?
15291. How long does the average eyelash last?
15294. What was the name of Paul Bunyan's dog?
15303. Why did US Secret Service Agents abandon plans approved by President Franklin Roosevelt to drop live cats from airplanes to frighten the Japanese during World War II?
15304. In which ear is George Bailey deaf?
15305. In the Christmas special 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' what mechanism is built to try to make Santa forgive the town?
15306. What is the name of Babu Bott's restaurant?
15308. Who graduated dead last in the West Point class of 1846?
15309. Hal Jordan is the secret identity of what super hero?
15311. What is the minimum length for a 'slot' striped bass in New Jersey?
15312. What kind of secret decoder ring does Ralphie Parker get?
15313. What movie is set in the town of Bedford Falls?
15315. What is the name of the penguin in the Christmas special 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town'?
15316. What rock star recorded a version of 'The Little Drummer Boy' with Bing Crosby?
15317. In Smithville, what is the pendant of Lana Lang's necklace made from?
15318. What is the name of Bart Simpson's dog?
15319. In the original 'Miracle on 34th Street' what is the name of the teenager who gets a job as a department store Santa?
15321. According to 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' how many years has the Grinch put up with the Who's Christmas?
15322. In what year was the Golden Nugget at Hunt's Pier built?
15323. In what year did Elmer's Glue start to put their glue in squeeze bottles with orange tops?
15325. The highest rated televised sporting event after a Super Bowl occurred in February of 1994. What was the sport?
15327. Who was the first relief pitcher to win the World Series MVP?
15329. What is the only city existing on two continents?
15330. In 'A Christmas Story' what song is written on the board behind the teacher as she inquires about Flick's whereabouts?
15331. Who is the first major leaguer to hit two doubles in the same inning in a World Series game?
15332. What does Sam Wainwright tell George Bailey he's going to make plastics out of?
15333. What is the first name of Harry Bailey's wife?
15334. Whose portrait is on the US $500 bill?
15336. What does Ralphie Parker's father guess that Ralphie got him for Christmas?
15337. What US state ranks 21st in area?
15338. On 'Josey and the Pussycats in Outer Space' what planet is Bleep from?
15339. In what year was the Wildwood ride 'The Keystone Kops' built?
15341. What hero's secret identity is 'Penrod Pooch'?
15342. Who wrote 'Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World'?
15343. What leader declared himself 'The Napoleon of the West'?
15344. What Indian tribe was attacked in the Sand Creek Massacre?
15346. In "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" what is the name of Catherine and Eddie's daughter?
15347. The 'Ohio Gang' was a group of close friends of which President?
15348. What 1883 law established a bipartisan civil service commission to make appointments to government jobs by means of the merit system?
15349. In which country did the Khmer Rouge seize power in 1975?
15350. What civilization flourished on the Yucatan peninsula between 250 and 900 AD?
15351. What outlaw does Ralphie have to protect his family from?
15352. Who is the first student to make a five pointer in extra credit skee ball?
15353. Prince Andrew marked the end of 22 years service in the Royal Navy with what sort of holiday: a shooting party at Balmoral, with his wife and daughters on the Cote d'Azure, an expedition up Mount Kilimanjaro, or aboard a yacht off Thailand with a bunch of B-list It-girls?
15355. What is the matter with a woman if she suffers from amazia?
15356. What do the letters in NASDAQ stand for?
15357. What is the anonymous name used by disgruntled film directors when they no longer want credit for their film?
15359. Where were the first double yellow lines used on the road?
15361. Which part of the human eye is responsible for its colour?
15363. Explaining how she had been able to turn out so many books, who said, "When I finish a book I say a prayer and God gives me the plot for the next one"?
15364. Which is the most northerly capital city on the European continent?
15365. Which musical instrument would you associate with astronomer Patrick Moore?
15366. Who invented the electric light bulb?
15367. What was the first sport to be shown on ITV's World of Sport?
15369. Which international organisation has only 5 members?
15370. Which international organisation is for people not represented in other international organisations?
15371. What was the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx that Oedipus solved?
15372. What are 'Orlando Briggs 4pt' and 'Allen single line 4pt'?
15373. What connects the following: Chester, Birmingham, Norwich, and Edinburgh?
15376. Which book did Americans rate as their favorite - second only to the Bible in 1900?
15377. What planet is Alf from?
15378. Who is the best friend of Travis Coates?
15379. What is the title of the 15 episode Superman serial that ran in theaters in 1950?
15380. What is Alf's name on his home planet?
15381. What is Mr. Garrison's first name on 'South Park'?
15383. Which UK number one single had the title of the song which knocked it off the top spot included in its lyrics?
15384. Manchester United's list of players transferred into their team is quite large but which player was transferred in exchange for three freezers full of ice cream that the other team sold at a fund raiser?
15386. Who was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court?
15387. Why is Connecticut called the Constitution State?
15392. Who sang 'Walking in the Air' for the film 'The Snowman'?
15397. What is the longest word typed alternating hands left to right?
15399. Who wrote, "A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother"?
15401. In 'The Graduate' what was the number of the hotel room in which Benjamin first had sex with Mrs. Robinson?
15402. What cartoon characters voice is done by Pinto Colvig?
15403. By the time of Peter Bailey's death how long had the Bailey Brothers Building and Loan been in business?
15406. What number is on the jersey George Bailey is wearing as he walks Mary home from the graduation party?
15407. In criminal terminology, what are diamonds known as?
15410. Which German composer born in 1685, wrote in 1742 a famous choral work often performed at Christmas time?
15414. Has the 'Neighbours' theme tune got a proper title?
15415. How much annual salary does Mr. Potter offer George Bailey if he comes to work for him?
15416. What famous American made the quote, "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"?
15417. On the original 'Star Trek' how fast is Warp Factor 8 in terms of the speed of light?
15419. What comedian and actor's theme song was 'The Ho Ho Song'?
15422. Which two martyrs do you associate with Sunderland and bananas?
15423. 'C' is the nickname of the main character in what 90's movie?
15424. What song was Billboard magazine's song of the year in 1966?
15425. What is the area code for Montana?
15426. Who directed the 1940 film 'The Grapes of Wrath'?
15427. What is the only horse to beat Man O' War?
15428. What was the name of Richard Nixon's French poodle?
15429. What is the name of Citizen Cane's mansion?
15430. 'Cincinnatus' was the horse of what famous American solider?
15431. In order to be considered a genius you have to score above what number on an IQ test?
15432. Who was the lead singer of the Ink Spots?
15433. What was the first paper back book issued by Pocket Books?
15434. What character had a pet marmoset named 'Peko'?
15435. What super hero's secret identity is Kent Nelson?
15436. What is the name of the bubble boy from Seinfeld?
15438. What is the name of George Bailey's guardian angel?
15439. What famous Supreme Court decision was handed down on March 6, 1857?
15441. What band began its career with the name 'The Farriss Brothers'?
15442. What did Leodgraunce give to King Arthur?
15444. "Wheer wer' ta bahn w'en aw saw thee" is the first line, what is the famous second line?
15445. Which British Railways ferry sank off Ireland in 1953 with the loss of passengers and crew?
15449. The queen uses a bodkin with a 3 inch steel spike to mark a particular document which deals with the appointment of who?
15455. Who developed a morse code-like mathematical system consisting of dots and bars: the Mayans, the Philistines, the Wgyptians, or the Vikings?
15457. What is the legal term for an order to produce detained person before the court(madamus, habeas corpus, quo warrant, certiorari) ?
15458. Who used to clean lion cages before he became a Hollywood celebrity: Clark Gable, Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta, or Keanu Reeves?
15459. What is the number of diversity?
15468. When did 'The Mousetrap' play begin its run?
15469. Which son of a shepherd was able to work out the cube root of a seven digit number at the age of ten in less than a minute and the tenth root of of a nine digit number in his head?
15471. What common word in advertising is derived from a word meaning battle cry?
15473. What, or rather who, is the connection between the sinking of three boats crossing the Menai Straits, the first on 5th December 1664, the second on 5th December 1785, and the third on 5th August 1820?
15475. How long did the earthquake in San Francisco on April 18, 1906 last?
15476. What do people long for when the drought of March gives way to sweet showered April?
15479. Which child was told-you shall be a cauliflower-only be it gently?
15482. On the TV show Ferris Bueller, What high school did Ferris attend?
15485. What is the art of trimmong shrubs, hedges and trees etc into decorative shapes called?
15487. Which famous person was Albert Schweitzer's cousin?
15488. Which village in Buckinghamshire, England was the site of a chalybeate spa in 1840s, but failed to get recognition because Queen Victoria went to Leamington Spa (later Royal Leamington Spa)?
15489. What priest officiated at the 'baptism' of classic FM?
15494. What are the states that have active volcanos?
15495. Which US President was the first to wear contact lenses?
15496. What Confederate leaders were executed by the Union after the American Civil War?
15499. According to the original 'Miracle on 34th Street' does Santa sleep with his whiskers in or out of the covers?