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Questions From May 12 00
2501. Who was the first US president to be born in a hospital?
2503. What is the 'blue screen of death'?
2504. With nymphomaniac being female, what would the male equivalent be?
2505. Who was Casper the Friendly Ghost's freckled face mischievious cousin in the comic books?
2507. Even though Chubby Checker is usually given credit for his hit 'The Twist' who actually created this song?
2508. Who wrote the title song from the movie 'Nine to Five'?
2510. Why are manhole covers round?
2520. Which has better sense of smell and which has better sense of hearing, cats or dogs?
2522. What is the length and weight at birth of the biggest human baby on record?
2523. Approximately how many Americans go on a diet each year?
2524. When was the first patent for margarine granted?
2525. In the United States, during what event do more toilets flush?
2526. In what year did Woodrow Wilson declare Mother's Day?
2528. At what university did Will Hunting work in the movie 'Good Will Hunting'?
2529. Who fires the last onscreen gunshot in 'Reservoir Dogs'?
2531. What is the average height of a man and the average height of a woman in the United States?
2533. Based on organic composition, how much is a human being worth in dollars and cents?
2534. Who calls the English teacher 'Daddy-O'?
2537. What are the top ten muscle cars in the world?
2538. Edmund G. Ross of Kansas cast the deciding vote for acquittal in the famous trial of what US president?
2539. Which US president was the only vice president to be elected by the United States Senate?
2540. Which US president was the chief 'engineer' of the Compromise of 1850?
2541. Which US president was shot by Charles J. Guiteau?
2542. What man defeated William Jennings Bryan twice for the United States presidency?
2543. Which US president's campaign slogan in 1916 was, "He kept us out of war"?
2544. Which US president was the first to hold a televised press conference?
2552. Who pitched the first no hit game in Major League Baseball?
2553. Who was the first National League player to hit a home run?
2555. How many movies are released in India every year?
2556. What is the only board game to outsell Monopoly?
2557. At what speed was the Titanic traveling when it hit an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage in 1912?
2561. What was the Lone Ranger's first name?
2562. What is the fear of lightning called?
2568. What two chapters in the Bible are almost alike word for word?
2569. Who was the first living American to be depicted on a postage stamp?
2572. Where is the world's oldest underground railway?
2573. What is the largest animal on the Earth?
2577. Which organisation's motto is "Let not the deep swallow me up?"
2593. Where did Ted 'Lurch' Cassidy play college basketball?
2598. How many feet high was the first roller coaster?
2599. What was the name of the yacht from which Robert Maxwell disappeared?
2600. What Is gephydrophobia?
2601. How far is it from the base of the Gateway Arch to the Mississippi River?
2605. Having played for the Giants and the Braves, who was the only Major League Baseball player to serve in both World War I and World War II?
2609. What is the shape of the universe?
2613. Do bats carry tuberculosis?
2616. When was the screw invented, by whom, and for what purpose?
2617. Where does Chicago rank in US city populations?
2618. What is the Latin motto written under portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, and what is the English translation?
2621. Who discovered Newfoundland?
2626. What is the name of the Green Bay Packer's backup quarterback who has been struck by lightning twice in his life?
2631. Which Major League Baseball teams have made ten World Series appearances?
2636. Is filling out the US Census a law, and if so, must I fill out the whole thing?
2637. Who is credited with designing the first ceramic Christmas tree?
2638. What year was the red string introduced to the Band-Aid?
2639. How large is the world's largest boutonniere?
2644. Who invented the scissors?
2648. Who played third base for the New York Mets in 1969?
2649. On what planet is the largest known mountain in the solar system?
2651. What popular pro wrestler once played in the Cincinnati Reds' minor league chain?
2654. How many games did the 'Miracle Braves' of 1914 win?
2662. Which famous heterosexual classical composer had syphilis?
2664. Who was the sexy girl that played in Billy Idol's video 'Rock the Cradle of Love'?
2665. Was Lady Jane Gray the Queen of England for nine days because she was waiting for Victoria to take over the throne, or Elizabeth?
2666. Who was the only National Hockey League player to have died due to injuries sustained during a game?
2667. Why is there no channel one on television?
2671. How much do the 2000 Oscars weigh?
2672. Who was the industrial and economic advisor to the United States government in World War I and II?
2673. Besides Afghanistan, what is the other country that starts with an A but doesn't end in an A?
2676. Who invented that infernal yellow smiley face?
2678. What is the wingspan of a giant flying fox bat?
2679. What is the most recent year that can be written right side up and upside down and look the same?
2680. Where did the term 'BVD' originate and what do the initials stand for?
2682. What is the only city in the world that is completely powered by solar energy?
2683. What is the shortest verse in the Bible?
2684. Where was the first British Grand Prix held?
2689. From where did the word 'cartoon' originate?
2690. What is a tachyon particle?
2691. What was Elvis Presley's ethnic background?
2692. Who starred in the movie 'Sixteen Candles'?
2694. Apparently "Jesus wept" is not the shortest verse in the Bible. "He said," Job, Chapter 3 Verse 2, has been suggested. Is there a shorter one?
2701. What is the light called that interferes with looking at the stars in an urban area?
2703. Who is the Russian born American writer who is famous for his satirical novel, but he considers his greatest achievement to be the discovery of several species of butterflies which now bear his name?
2704. What is the detective's jargon for a murder that yields no information whatsoever about the murderer: whodunit, smoking gun, easy rider, or all of these?
2705. What color is topaz in its pure state?
2708. What is the longest street in San Francisco?
2710. What is the largest flying seabird?
2711. Of what substance are the teeth made on the sharpest possible sawblade?
2713. What are the only mobile national monuments in the United States?
2714. How tall is the tallest tree in the world?
2716. Who is the tallest player to ever play in the NBA?
2717. Who is the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction?
2718. Who ran against Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932?
2719. By what name do we know the products of the Jidosha Seizo company: Sony, Daewoo, Nissan, or Mitsubishi?
2720. Which celebrity has launched a general interest magazine named 'O' in the United States: Oprah Winfrey, O.J. Simpson, Robin Williams, or Roseanne?
2725. What is a dactylogram?
2728. In what year was National Geographic founded?
2738. From 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' where did Rob Petrie meet Laura Meeker?
2740. What is the maximum weight permitted for calves in rodeo calf roping competition?
2741. Is there a difference between 'not for profit' and 'non-profit'?
2742. What is the significance and origin of the half-moon on an outhouse door?
2750. When did Attila the Hun invade Italy?
2752. Bette Midler was in a music video with one of two people. Was it Roger Daltry or Mick Jagger?
2753. Who played Davy Crockett on the television series in the 1950's?
2761. Who was the first presidental jogger in the United States?
2768. What sport is the most popular in the United States?
2774. How tall is Christopher Reeve?
2778. Excluding Alaska, what is the coldest place in the United States?
2779. How many seats are there on a standard 747 jumbo jet?
2780. Who was the first baseball player to make over a million dollars in a season?
2785. What did Prince Henry the Navigator accomplish?
2786. Who developed the first writing system and what was it?
2788. What was the age and accomplishments of Joan of Arc?
2796. How many pounds does a gallon of water weigh?
2800. Who was the first female to orbit the Earth?
2802. How many facial muscles does it take to frown?
2803. Which US president had fifteen children?
2805. Which US president's grandfather was also a president?
2806. What kind of candy did E.T. eat in the movie?
2813. In what city does the movie 'Albino Alligator' take place?
2819. What is the distribution of blood types worldwide?
2822. Which star agreed to feature in advertisements for the dot.com company HealthExtras in lieu of a $3 million donation to the Paralysis Foundation: Christopher Reeve, Robin Williams, Whoopie Goldberg, or Val Kilmer?
2824. Who was Egypt's only woman pharaoh?
2831. What do the letters 'CAC' stand for in CAC40, the French stock exchange?
2833. Why are footballs called 'pigskins' when they are actually made from cow skin?
2836. Who is famous for saying, "Keep those cards and letters coming in"?
2850. Who invented the zipper and why?
2854. How many acres is Central Park and what are its boundries?
2856. What is the shortest gestation period in mammals?
2857. How many kosher McDonald's are there in Israel?
2860. What were the names the Beatles used before settling upon the Beatles?
2865. Who was the first dog in space?
2866. Who discovered DNA?
2867. Who discovered the double helix structure of DNA?
2868. What is the alcohol content of the famous Vitameatavegamin?
2869. What is the history of M&M's candy?
2872. Since what year were the Nobel Prizes worth one million dollars?
2882. Who is Wally Szczerbiak?
2885. What is the number one most printed book in the world?
2886. What year and make of car does Ford Fairlane drive in 'The Adventures of Ford Fairlane'?
2889. The Black Eyed Susan is the state flower of what US state?
2890. How long is Manhattan, New York?
2892. What are the five boroughs of New York City?
2895. Ralph Wiggum in 'The Simpsons' has a cat. What is the cat's name?
2896. What US college football team had the highest score in any game?
2897. What is the Road Dogg's finishing move?
2898. What sport was featured in the first coast-to-coast sports telecast in the United States in 1951?
2902. Who wore number 10 prior to Guy Lafleur of the Montreal Canadians?
2904. What does periastron mean?
2905. Which is the only snake that builds a nest?
2912. Who is the science fiction writer that proposed the famous three laws of robotics: H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, or William Gibson?
2913. The Bandung Conference in 1955 was hosted by which of the following: Nasser of Egypt, Tito of Yugoslavia, Nehru of India, or Sukarno of Indonesia?
2917. In New York City, on what street will you find the narrowest house?
2918. How did the Obie awards, awards for off-Broadway plays, get their name?
2925. What is the origin of 'to take a powder?'
2926. What is Britain's largest wild bird?
2931. What advert did actress Kate Winslett appear in at the age of 11?
2932. What is the largest island in the United States?
2934. When do we first have parallel flow of blood to the heart and lungs?
2939. What is the most shoplifted book in the world?
2940. Where were all the clocks stuck in 'Pulp Fiction?'
2943. What is the distance from the earth's surface to the outer edge of the earth's atmosphere?
2945. The Bronx is the only borough connected to the New York mainland, so what about the other four?
2946. How much did Peter Minuit pay for Manhattan in 1626 and what is the most interesting fact about the transaction?
2948. In what battle did 10,000 English defeat 30,000 French around 1368?
2952. What is the largest living invertebrate?
2953. What is the largest lake in Britain?
2956. What animal has the largest eyes?
2957. What fish can blink its eyes?
2958. What was Gilligan's first name on "Gilligan's Island"?
2960. What is the name of the diner on 'Seinfield'?
2964. Which Louisiana athlete went to jail for counterfeiting?
2965. How many ridges are there around the edge of a US dime?
2966. How many different ways are there to make change for a US dollar?
2969. Where is the widest part of Manhattan, New York?
2974. Who was the first English child born in America?
2975. What are the four fat soluble vitamins?
2980. Who was the only US president of the 20th century who never attended college?
2988. As a Canadian living near the US border I've seen commercials that mention HUD and FHA. What do these stand for?
2989. Who played Hawk on 'Spencer for Hire'?
2990. Last year the first Women's Professional Football League game was played. What two teams participated, and what was the final score?
2993. Who was the first millionaire?