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Questions From Mar 11 03
29502. How did Alexander Hamilton die?
29503. Where is Jimi Hendrix buried?
29506. How long can a cockroach live headless?
29507. Who was the first player to hit a home run over the Green Monster, the left field at Fenway Park?
29517. Cows contribute to global warming by farting. How much methane do cows produce every day?
29521. What happened to Andy Griffith's wife?
29522. Why are fake doctors called 'quack doctors'?
29523. In China, when a criminal is convicted of a serious crime and the court sentences him to death, what is the procedure that follows that would be considered unusual in many countries?
29524. Austria was the first country to do this in the middle of 19th century, what was it?
29532. What Queensland vacation spot used to be called Umbigumdi (Umbi-Gumbi)?
29536. What were the names of Winchel Mahoney's puppets?
29539. There is only one white, not yellow, McDonald's 'M.' Where is it?
29540. Why does the clock tower of Independence Hall on the back of the US one-hundred dollar bill read 4:10?
29542. Why do we say a 'spitting image' when two items are alike?
29549. Which vocalist famous in the 1920's made a successful comeback in New York in the '40's then died in a car accident?
29553. How did famous country singer Dottie West die and when?
29557. What is the name of the secret serviceman posing as a gendarme and what is his favourite greeting in 'Allo 'Allo?
29559. What does the phrase 'on your bill' mean?
29571. Can anyone tell where the "tiny house" is where "a lovely lass had a lovely dream?"
29572. In 'One Foot in the Grave' why did Victor once wear a blindfold in bed?
29574. Who built the most famous lighthouse in the world, what is its name, where is it, and where is the man who built it buried?
29575. Where are the fossilized remains of the three wise men said to be?
29576. Why are prison wardens are often referred to by inmates as 'screws?'
29580. What is the derivation of the X used at the end of a note or letter to signify a kiss?
29595. What color is the planet Venus?
29599. In Disney's Fantasia, what instrumental piece played during the fish's shy dance under the sea?
29600. In the film Mad Love starring Drew Barrymore, a grungy rock song plays as the opening credits appear. I do not know the title but some of the lyrics were 'Would you believe me when I told you, you're the queen of my heart.' Who sang this?
29601. Is there any unusual facts about the star Sirius?
29604. What is the score of a forfeited baseball game?
29606. Who was originally selected to play Tom Cruise's character Maverick in 1986's Top Gun?
29607. Who did Elton John write the song 'Philadelphia Freedom' for?
29609. What is the state animal, state fish, state stone, state fruit, state insect and state vegetable of South Carolina?
29612. On which day of the week do the greatest number of people die?
29618. In the 'Last of the Summer Wine' who is the woman of Compo's dreams and what is she famous for?
29620. Why is 'Last of the Summer Wine' so named?
29621. What is the link between 'Rhoda' and 'The Simpsons?'
29623. Who invented a process for making soda from common salt?
29624. Where did Dustin Hoffman come up with the name Punch Productions for his production company?
29625. After the US, which nation has the largest military?
29626. What is the most common material that clothing is made of?
29627. Why did they call Jean Louise 'Scout?'
29628. Did women in the 1960's burn their bras in protest of the war or for the women's feminist movement?
29637. This batsman scored five half-centuries in 8 innings, thus setting a world record which holds to date. Who is he?
29640. With reference to Q 29627 below, and hoping I won't get shouted at by Hunter in the event that it's another of her mates, never mind why they call Jean Louise 'Scout,' who is Jean Louise?
29642. In 1990 Japan passed a law allowing non-Japanese to come to Japan to work much the same as the British did in the 50's to do jobs that the locals did not want to do. What kind of work did they not want to do and what is it called in Japan?
29643. What river is dyed every year on March 17th for St. Patrick's Day?
29645. What do you call the indentation on the bottom of a wine bottle?
29646. What was the name of the first spaceship to land on the moon?
29647. Who said 'a wind of change' is blowing through Africa and when?
29650. What is the name of the oldest satellite orbiting the Earth and when was it launched?
29652. Who won the 1969 Daytona 500?
29653. What is a fraternity or sorority in the US educational sense?
29657. What did Samuel Plimsoll first create?
29664. What is the meaning of inertia according to astronomy?
29665. What is the largest solid gold object in the world?
29668. What does this popular phrase mean, "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones?"
29676. In this quote, "Rest in peace. The mistake shall not be repeated," what is the mistake?
29683. How many times are dogs are mentioned in the Bible?
29686. Name the captian of the Indian team during the 1992 Cricket World Cup?
29687. What is the first inflight movie shown in an airplane?
29690. What is the national sport of China?
29699. Why do we have the word 'antidisestablishmentarianism?' Why don't we just call it establishment?
29702. What was the name of the pony that Scarlett's daughter Bonnie was riding when she died in 'Gone With the Wind'?
29705. What do you call a person aged between 70 and 79?
29706. Who is the world's richest king?
29707. Which geometrical shape has eight sides?
29708. What is the present name of the city which was earlier known as Cochin?
29710. In which country is the 'Kimono' dress worn?
29712. What is the name of the festival of Spain where people throw tomatoes on each other?
29713. Which bird is a symbol of love?
29714. Frogs and toads look similar but frogs have something that toads don't. What is that?
29716. Which continent has the highest population in the world?
29717. Which is the world's largest ocean?
29718. What is the most common disease which people don't take seriously?
29720. What was the name of the general store on Green Acres?
29724. What was Mr. Magoo's dog's name?
29725. Where did the revolutions of 1848 take place?
29729. In 'Z Cars' which two towns were featured and which real city were they near?
29730. What is the connection between 'Z Cars' and the children's show 'Rainbow?'
29732. Which football team or teams did Luciano Pavarotti play for?
29745. Who is the oldest recording artist to have achieved a solo number one hit?
29747. When was the last time that the FA Cup final was contested by two teams from outside of the top division?
29748. Listening to a debate on the radio yesterday about the forthcoming war with Iraq, I heard someone described as a "Cheese-eating surrender monkey." Why "cheese-eating?"
29750. What differentiates a sport from a game?
29751. When testifying in court, what do atheists swear upon?
29753. What is the fear of phobias called?
29755. How many pounds equal the US dollar?
29757. Where did those fur-lined Ugg boots get their name?
29761. What is the difference in meaning of the words valuble and invaluble?
29762. What basketball legend has retired from the sport more times than any other?
29764. What is a Hoya?
29766. In what movie do we meet Wilson the volley ball?
29768. Since Hoyas are plants, why do the Georgetown Hoya Basketball team use a picture of a bulldog?
29774. Which team has scored most goals in a European Cup final?
29775. What was Princess Elizabeth's pet name for her grandfather, George V?
29777. Which country is the source of the highest percentage of the world's gold?
29778. What US president lost his lower jawbone to cancer and had it replaced with a fake rubber one?
29779. In size, who was the smallest US president?
29780. Who was the fattest (heaviest) US president?
29781. What US president was unable to walk because of polio?
29782. What US president was sworn in by his father in a farmhouse?
29783. What US president always wore a red carnation?
29784. What state has the most bowling centers?
29785. What was the name of the imaginary line drawn across Australia in World War II that indicated the area, north of which, Prime Minister Robert Menzies was supposedly willing to give up to the Japanese in case of attack?
29786. Who did Columbus take with him on his last voyage?
29789. Why did Inspector Morse never marry?
29790. In Heartbeat, who is the bad-tempered police sergeant and what is his connection with 10 Downing Street and a furry animal?
29791. Where did Hercule Poirot live and who was his secretary?
29794. In 'Bergerac' who was the lady diamond thief that appeared on a few occasions?
29799. What was the first video game which was produced by Atari?
29801. Who has served longest as prime minister of England?
29802. Who was the first American president to get a patent?
29803. Which American president wore the same hat for ten years?
29805. Since the first king of the United Kingdom, Egbert, how long has the UK been without a monarch?
29811. Bush is on the phone trying to drum up support for his pre-emptive strike on Iraq. When was the original line set up between the USA and the USSR?
29812. Apart from Iraq there is also unrest in the Middle East, how long have Israel and Palestine been fighting?
29813. What was the very first commercial broadcast on ITV?
29818. 'How tickled I am' was made famous by Ken Dodd. Who said 'Evening All?'
29846. Do people lick frogs or toads to get inebriated?
29849. Why is the prescription medicine's symbol RX?
29850. On the series 'Miami Vice' what was Tubbs' undercover name?
29854. Under the United States Bill of Rights, which amendment states freedom of speech?
29855. Where in the American Constitution does it state freedom of speech and where can I find it?
29856. Got any facts about the star Leo?
29862. What was Cilla Black's first hit and what number did it reach?
29863. What was the name of the M*A*S*H* theme song that was a hit?
29864. In what location was 'Sale of the Century' held?
29866. The United Nations took over from the League of Nations. When was the League of Nations wound up?
29868. Where did delegates from the US, Russia and the UK meet to set up the United Nations?
29869. On 'Doctor Who' what did his time machine look like, what was it called and what does that stand for?
29870. One of Bob Marley's most popular songs is Buffalo Soldiers. Who were the 'Buffalo Soldiers' and how did they get their nickname?
29872. A student in my history class insists Edison was first to invent something to do with using gas for lighting but I know he did electrical stuff like the bulb and electric chair and I think that Napoleon used gas lighting and London Bridge was lit by gas long before Edison was born. Can anyone throw more light on this so I can put this clever clogs in her place please?
29873. Why is the Tardis bigger inside than outside?
29875. What is the most expensive painting in the world?
29890. For which film was the classic song Unchained Melody originally written?
29896. What was Johnny Mack Brown's horse's name?
29912. Is Sputnik 1 still out in space?
29915. What is a group of frogs called?
29916. Currently, how many Native American languages are spoken?
29921. How many words in the English language have the letters 'uu' in them?
29923. Who was the boy who died on the Titanic and became known as 'The Unknown Child' and why was he called that?
29924. What kind of wood was Pinnochio made from?
29931. Does anybody have a clue where Baffin Bay is?
29936. Who determines the ratings for movies?
29945. What's the destination of the Arlberg Express, leaving Vienna every night at 8:10?
29954. Which sport are you not allowed to play left handed?
29958. To whom was Sir Peter Ustinov referring when he said "I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night?"
29959. What causes tornadoes?
29965. Who said 'I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just wasted?'
29970. Where were the kings of Scotland traditionally crowned?
29971. What type of rock is Sugar Loaf Mountain made of?
29972. Of what food is it said that you burn up more calories eating it than it contains?
29973. How did aboriginal people get to Canada before explorers did, and when did they come?
29988. When were Upper and Lower Canada united?
29989. The Orkney and Shetland islands belong to Scotland but who did they belong to originally and in what circumstances did they become Scottish?
29990. On the great series 'The Prisoner,' what was the name of the beautiful place, and what number was the Prisoner's chief adversary?
29994. Who were Ena Sharples friends that used to sit with her in the Rovers' 'snug'?
29995. In 1992 this man travelled pole to pole. What is his name, which island did he visit first, and how many countries did he visit altogether?