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Questions From Feb 11 03
28002. Name the island off W. Italy in the Bay of Naples?
28003. What is the name of the English parliamentary general who in 1645 commanded the New Model Army?
28004. What was the name of the God of the Earth in Babylonian and Assyrian mythology?
28006. Who is the famous blonde who appears along with Bing Crosby in 'White Christmas'?
28008. How do you make one of those gum-wrapper chains like the heroin-addict did in the movie '28 days'?
28009. What is the world's oldest city?
28010. During the Second World War,the British made an aeroplane from mainly plywood.What was it's name?
28011. Whose petunias were mentioned in trying to prevent a suicide?
28015. What are the world's largest 10 bays?
28016. What was the name of Buddy Holly's back up band?
28018. How many degrees are between Northeast and Southeast on a compass?
28019. When can a player substitute into a basketball game when either a two shot foul or one and one foul shots are being attempted?
28020. What movie had a black female judge that drank a glass of water with an additive in it, and the mixture with her body chemistry, caused her to explode?
28021. I would like to whether Former chelsea manager and JUve and italian player of football Gianluca Vialli is a vegetarian and also whether he has an official website ?
28022. I would like to know an olympic champion called dan males who is vegetarian but I want to know which sport he figured in the lympics ?
28023. What is the name of the Chinese basketball player,who is making swift progress in the N.B.A.who does he play for and what club did he join them from?
28026. Did Elton John play in the movie Aloha, Bobby and Rose or was it only his music in the movie? If so, what songs?
28028. Who is Robert Fulton?
28029. When was the first air date of the 2-hour season opening of the show 'CSI'?
28030. What is the coldest city in the United States?
28036. Who is Eric Hall?
28037. What author was the first to use the phrase 'an officer and a gentleman' in his work?
28039. Are anyone living in hiroshima or is it still too contaminated from radiation due to the atom bomb that was dropped?
28040. Following on from my last question did the pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Horishima survive or was he killed in the explosion?
28043. In the history of the NBA, 18 players have played in 1,200 or more games. However, only four have accomplished this feat playing for one team. Name the four players and their teams?
28046. Who was the composer of the symphonic poem 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'?
28047. What race is run in Pimlico Maryland, and is part of the American Triple Crown in horse racing?
28055. From where do we get the phrase 'cold turkey'?
28057. Can you give me start and finish dates for the Hundred Years War? Why did it start and who was partly responsible for its cessation?
28060. Who started the practice of scalping?
28061. Is Port Phillip Bay bigger than the Chesapeake bay?
28062. Regarding an old song called 'Beep Beep,' who sang it and what two cars were involved?
28066. There is only one member of the Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick. Who is it?
28067. What is 'punsch' and can I find it in the US?
28068. Which country is slated in 2008 to be a legal e-money country and become a cashless society?
28069. Who sang 'Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour on the Bedpost Overnight?'
28070. How did the Canadian Junos, Geminis and Genies (award shows) each get their names?
28071. Who was St. Valentine, and why is his holy day a time to send flowers or chocolates to your sweetheart?
28073. Is it possible to get scrapple (a tasty breakfast meat dish) in Britain?
28074. Who was John Lennon's first girlfriend?
28075. In 1981, what famous American's dentures were stolen from the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.?
28077. What was the occasion on which Elizabeth II made her lat curtsey?
28078. How fast can dragonflies fly?
28080. Which film has a High School Prom with the theme 'Meant for Each Other - Great Lovers Throughtout History'?
28083. In which year did South Africa make a come back into World Cup Cricket after the ban on them was lifted?
28085. What does 'licentia per malum' mean?
28086. Why was the world record of 262, including 42 boundaries, in 1998 set by a Pakistani batsmen remarkable?
28089. Which of the Wright brothers was the first to successfully fly their plane for the first time, based on the toss of a 50-cent piece?
28092. Only 3 times have a father and then a son appeared separately on covers of Sports Illustrated. Who are they?
28093. What was the originial name of the state Tennessee?
28097. Which West Indian player has scored the maximum number of runs in 'world cup cricket'?
28099. What closing words or closing message did Dick Clark use at the end of each episode of American Bandstand?
28100. Who won the 1995 US Masters Golf Tournament?
28101. Name the French underground movement that fought against the Germans in World War 2?
28102. Who won the Olympic men's 1500m in 1964?
28103. Name the seaport and resort in E Cyprus which was evacuated in 1974 when Turkey invaded the island?
28105. Who has won the man of the match award most number of times in world cup cricket?
28106. What is the name of the Nebraska mule that made the news in 1984 and 1985?
28108. Who invented jogging? The answer I got when I attended a recent quiz was Mr. Fix, but I thought it was someone else. Links would be useful as well.
28109. Who was named 'pet of the millenium' by the American pet product manufacturers?
28110. Whose face is on the Alaska Airlines logo?
28111. Which is the busiest airport in the world?
28116. If you wanted to stand in the point furthest west in the fifty United States, to which state would you go?
28117. Apart from shrdlu (who will know) who knows what the word 'shrdlu' comes from?
28118. The British television series 'City Central' is set in Manchester but is based around whom?
28120. Right-handed people live, on average, how many years longer than left-handed ones?
28121. Which is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area?
28124. Who was the first person to go up in a hot-air balloon?
28128. How many English popes have there been and how many American popes have there been?
28134. Which country has the longest total land border?
28140. What movie was voted as having the 'most romantic moment' of all time by a 2002 Blockbuster/American Film Institute poll?
28141. In what year did the TV show 'In Living Color' debut?
28144. What was the last food removed from rationing after World War II in the UK and when?
28145. Which sporting prediction was correctly made by the TV show Quantum Leap?
28150. In America, the emergency phone number for the police is 911. What is it in England?
28151. On what TV programs was Felix Silla a regular?
28157. Where did the term 'long johns' originate?
28159. How did the city of Whistler, Canada get its name?
28160. Which country left the British Commonwealth in 1972?
28161. When did the Channel Tunnel open?
28162. 'All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth' was a hit for whom?
28163. What is the most popular language in the world?
28165. How did The Police come up with the album title 'Zenyatta Mondatta?'
28167. Who was the once famous actress who first patented the underlying technology which eventually lead to the cellular phone?
28170. How did 'hydrogen sulphide' help British pilots during World War II?
28171. Who are the only father and son ever to have played in the same cricket Test Match?
28172. What was Freddie Mercury's real name?
28173. Two days ago, the chamber for the United Nation's Security Council broke out in loud applause. This is against the rules. Has it ever happened before?
28178. What are the requirements/paperwork needed for a Canadian to enter Spain for a two-week vacation?
28179. What is Donny Osmond's middle name?
28181. What is Marie Osmond's middle name?
28182. In the US, there was recently a very effective anti-pollution commercial in which a Native American is shown shedding one tear. What was the nickname of this actor, Oscar Cody?
28183. This dark lady, laterdectus mactans, earns her more common name by killing and eating her mate?
28184. On their second album the Doors have a short strange poem called 'Horse Lattitudes.' What was the inspiration for this poem?
28187. I remember my grandmother used to love Willow Ware. Can anyone tell me the origins of this blue and white pattern?
28192. Dr. Rihab Taha, the Iraqi scientist known as Dr. Germ, took a PhD at which British university?
28196. During World War II my father was taken prisoner in Italy. Family myth has always assumed that my mother found out his whereabouts from a weekly broadcast from Vatican Radio. This has now been questioned by several family members. Does anyone know if Vatican Radio, if there is there such a thing, did broadcast lists of POWs?
28198. What was the name of Richie's band on Happy Days?
28199. On Family Ties what was Steven Keaton's job and what TV station did he work for?
28200. There is a new successful rock group called 'Chevelle' who have the hit song 'The Red.' From where do they get their name?
28201. What is the name of the actor that plays Gunther, the owner of 'Central Perk' on Friends?
28202. What is the name of the actor who portrayed the Brady's cousin Oliver?
28208. Which flower was an ingredient of the ancient Egyptian recipe for toothpaste: nettle, narcissus, or nightshade?
28209. What has happened to the statue of IKB (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) at Paddington Station? It isn't there anymore, at least not in the right place.
28210. The term 'six pack' refers to what: card game, packing method, hunting technique, or well-built body?
28217. Franklin D. Rooseevelt gave regular talks to the people of America which came to be known as what?
28224. When was pizza created ?
28226. What is the difference between a transexual and a transvestite?
28228. Does anyone know the name of the childrens' movie that was once on the Disney channel about a child with cancer that featured Christine Lahti? I believe it was called something like the '4 Diamonds' and also, is it available on video or DVD?
28229. We talk about I.Q. being one the ways we measure intelligence. What is the highest recorded I.Q. and to whom is it attributed?
28232. Is it possible to use any tree or shrub for a bonsai?
28233. What is the name of the actress who portrayed Denise's step-daughter Olivia on 'The Cosby Show'?
28234. What is the name of the actor who portrayed Mr. Miyagi in 'The Karate Kid?'
28237. Can anyone explain Anslem's argument for the existense of God?
28238. How did the guitar get its name?
28241. If I want to watch the 'Hammers' play at home, which tube station do I get off at nearest to the football ground?
28242. Does Presidents Day celebrate all US presidents, or just Washington and Lincoln?
28250. How did Camp David, the US presidential retreat, get its name?
28257. Where are the broads in Norfolk?
28258. In the States we don't use the measurement term 'stone.' How much is this?
28259. Where was Queen Cleopatra's temple located?
28261. Who was the first basketball player to go pro from high school?
28265. Does anyone know the respective sizes of the world's ten biggest navies?
28268. What was President Andrew Jackson's wife's first name?
28272. Who played Huw Morgan in 'How Green Was My Valley?'
28273. What nations did the Nazis occupy in World War II?
28274. What does 'Al Quida' (Al Qaeda) mean translated?
28275. Why don't they give blizzards names like they do with hurricanes?
28276. Japanese workers usually have lunch in the office. What is this lunchbox commonly called?
28277. 'Kaishakunin' was a very important duty in ancient Japan. What was it?
28279. Did Spain support Germany in World War II?
28280. When was the white 5 pound note replaced by the blue one?
28281. What was the highest denomination banknote isued in the UK?
28282. What was 'kamikazi?'
28283. Have James Randi and Uri Geller ever met?
28284. What is the name of the piece of classical music played at the start of the film 'Trading Places?'
28286. What was the nickname of the V-1 rocket?
28287. In size, what American city would London compare to?
28289. Who invented the radio?
28293. What is the origin of mens and womens clothing doing up in opposite ways?
28295. What is the difference between pepper spray and mace?
28297. What is a red lard pig?
28298. What financier earned the epithets 'Captain Outrageous' and 'Captain Comeback?'
28299. Has there been any clues suggesting that there might be some Carolina parakeets still living? If so, where?
28300. Has there been any evidence suggesting that there might still be some ivory-billed woodpeckers out there? If so, where?
28303. What was the first song played when 'WKRP in Cincinnati' switched to a hard rock format?
28304. Where in the Old Testament does it tell of the prophet who seeks God in the wilderness and after searching, finds him in 'a still small wind?'
28306. When did World War I actually finish? (And be careful, it's not when most people think.)
28314. In what sport did Charlene Williams excel?
28315. In what sport did Debbie Stephens excel?
28316. Who is Kim Wurzel?
28321. In Ancient Persia you asked someone to marry you by doing this?
28322. What entity was originally supposed to be called the 'Waves?'
28323. New Jersey has a museum featuring 5400 of these?
28326. What does FAB mean in the 'Thunderbirds' TV series?
28327. Did the German army occupy any African nations in World War II?
28328. Watching 'Frasier' last night I was surprised to hear Martin Crane refer to a 'Marathon' bar. I thought that these had always been called 'Snickers' in the US. Can anyone enlighten me?
28333. Who was the lead male actor in the old TV series Hennessee (Hennesey)?
28334. In which sport did Pascal Richard excel?
28335. In which sport did Bjornar Vestol excel?
28337. Who is Dwayne DeRosario?
28339. How many times has the Daytona 500 race ended early because of rain?
28341. I am looking for the name of an old movie with a character named Noradean?
28343. What kind of motorcycle did Chris Mitchum ride in the movie 'Big Jake?'
28346. Which country owns three of the ten largest islands?
28348. Where does the expression 'Jack in the Box' come from?
28349. What were the team names of the WNBA teams of Miami and Portland?
28351. What was the last 'country' to make peace with Russia after the Crimean war?
28354. Name the river which forms part of the border between Colombia and Venezuela?
28355. Name the language also called Siamese?
28356. Name the 1990 Martin Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro?
28361. How many suicides are recorded in the Bible?
28362. During World War II London suffered from the bombardment of rockets from Germany, namely the V1 and V2 rockets. Then it had to face a new enemy, jet aircraft. What was the name of the first jet aircraft in operation and why was there a delay in bringing them into operation?
28363. What percent of the earth is made of glaciers?
28364. In the classic US patriotic song 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' there is the line, "He stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni." What does this mean?
28365. The name of the British Foreign Minister appears in a song by a well known rock group. What is the song and what is the rock group?
28366. Who were the original NBA teams?
28367. The people of what British city are called Brummies, from Brummagem, an old slang name for the town?
28369. How much does a US quarter weigh?
28371. In 'Gangs of New York' much of the action takes place at 'Five Ways' or 'Five Corners.' Where would that be in present-day New York?
28372. The Welsh have a long tradition of sending one of these to their loved ones on St. Valentines Day. What is it?
28373. What is the current status of the ozone layer and what will be happening in the near future?
28374. In what century was chocolate introduced to Britain?
28375. Who was the first person to circumnavigate the world by ship?
28380. When did the Welsh last reach the World Cup finals, and in their final match who did they play and what was the score?
28382. Who was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court during Richard Nixon's ill-fated Watergate scandal?
28392. Which First Lady led an international relief effort on behalf of the Cambodian refugees on the Thailand border?
28394. Who was the first 'First Lady' to ride in an airplane?
28398. Why was Mexico invited to host the World Cup for a second time in 1986 so soon after 1970?
28401. After gaining the test playing nation status, which was the first World Cup in which Zimbabwe participated?
28404. Who was the captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team which won the World Cup?
28411. Are all Semitic people Jewish?
28412. How did the country of Turkey get its name? Does it have anything to do with the bird?
28413. From where did the Brooklyn Dodgers get their name?
28414. How many people drown annually in the United States or the world, and is there a chart that divides this into age groups?
28415. In the movie 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' the word 'opa' was used several times prior to having a drink. What does this word mean?
28418. Can you name the island where Magellan met his fate, and who killed him?
28419. What was the first album to hit number 1 on the pop and country charts?
28420. Where did the word 'lesbian' originate and is Elton John one? My mom wants to know.
28421. On the original 'Dragnet' Ben Alexander played Jack Webb's partner. What was his character name?
28422. What causes lintels over doors and windows to bend?
28425. How is the Secretary General of the United Nations chosen?
28428. What sweet (candy) did former president Ronald Reagan keep on his desk?
28433. The native country of what people contained creatures called Horn Swagglers, Rotten Vermicious Kinids, and the Swangdoodles?
28434. What is the name of the symbol of healing accepted by most western doctors?
28436. I would be lost without my ATM card. Can you tell me who designed the Automatic Teller Machine?
28437. Who were the first Europeans to visit North America?
28442. What is the name of the toy store Tom Hanks works in in the movie 'Big?'
28444. Which artist went blind at the end of his life and made pictures out of cut paper?
28446. Which correspondence between a demonic uncle and nephew tells the tale of the attempts to turn a Christian away from God?
28447. What is the origin of Kamikaze?
28448. What is the Japanese game with black and white stones called?
28450. Who was the first president to grow a tomato in America?
28453. What is the name of the acidic substances used to treat nettle and wasp stings which contain bases?
28455. How do passenger jet planes get rid of toilet waste?
28460. Which amendment protects the American public from all forms of censorship?
28464. Where can I find details of President Bush's military record?
28466. How many versions of the Spitfire were made?
28467. Which American president was born the earliest?
28469. What is the name of the hairless breed of cat?
28470. What birds are capable of mimicking human speech?
28477. Who was the first president to have a valet?
28478. Who was the first president to ride on a diesel train?
28480. At what temperature does water spontaneously freeze?
28481. Who originally owned the books that formed the basis of the British Museum Library?
28482. What evergreen plant was sacred to the Druids?
28484. Name the only cricketer to have represented two different countries in the history of World Cup?
28485. Who is *NSYNC's photographer?
28494. 'The king can do no wrong' was the common law rule of what immunity?
28497. What was the first rap group to appear on American Bandstand and the cover of Rolling Stone?