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Questions From Mar 17 03
30002. In the movie 'The Wizard of Oz' in the scene after Dorothy and the Scarecrow find the Tinman, I've heard that someone actually committed suicide by hanging themselves and it can be seen in the movie. Is this true and where can I get a copy?
30003. There has been some experiments involving turning a hydra inside out. What was the purpose of those experiments and what happened to the poor hydra?
30004. Scientifically speaking, does a crab, or a frog, toad, worm, scorpion, have a head?
30005. Cats hate it when anything touches their whiskers. Do cats' whiskers have nerves?
30006. I have read that Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button. How is this possible?
30007. Have any scientests proven that some black holes are wormholes?
30021. What is seigniorage?
30022. Alabama is the Yellowhammer State. What is a Yellowhammer?
30023. What were Elephant Tokens?
30024. What coin did Americans nickname 'Silly Head'?
30026. Who is the tennis superstar nicknamed 'the smiling assassin'?
30027. Does anyone know the name of the painting and the artist who painted the picture hanging in Frasier Crane's apartment? It is half blue, half red, with a white vase.
30028. Where is the German Cancer Research Institute located?
30033. Which venue in 2003 World Cup Cricket is also famous for a timeless match between England and South Africa?
30034. Which is the only musical instrument that originated in North America?
30035. An early form of which invention was called 'lazy bones' (cell phone, revolving chair, washing machine, or TV remote control)?
30036. Who was the first person to write about four-winged dinosaurs?
30037. Who has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, invented the 'd' chip television filter and calls his pen Brenda?
30038. Which famous musician joined the group Bluesology at the age of 14?
30043. Who scored the fastest fifty in 2003 World Cup Cricket?
30044. What endangered anteater is called 'rolling over' and why is it endangered?
30045. Where does the phrase 'tongue in cheek' come from?
30046. If during the Roman Empire everyone had to register the birth of a child, what date would have been on the birth certificate of Julius Caesar?
30048. Why was James Joyce exiled from Ireland?
30049. Why did Starbucks choose the name of a character in Moby Dick, did this character like coffee or something?
30050. How come Stilton cheese is so revolting, and what gives it that flavour?
30054. What is the highest partnership for English batsmen in test cricket?
30057. What is the link between k.d. lang, Gregory Peck, Sidney Poitier, Desi Arnez and Elvis?
30059. What is the highest score for a single inning in a test match by a team?
30060. The largest warship currently afloat is named after what famous person?
30064. What happened in the last ever episode of 'The Good Life?'
30065. Which part of Congress is composed of exactly two congressmen from each state?
30066. We all know today is St. Patrick's day but can you tell me where St. George came from?
30075. I know the United States paid for it, but why is Alaska part of the US when it is connected to Canada?
30076. What is in Kool-Aid that makes your fingers stained? Right at the moment I have bright red fingertips because of it.
30079. What was Christina Applegate's character name in 'The Sweetest Thing'?
30080. During Victorian times, were there any public organizations for homosexuals?
30082. What does the term 'dissaving' mean?
30083. What time period did Homer, the ancient Greek epic writer, live in?
30085. Does anybody know when the mini shirt (not skirt) became fashionable?
30086. Can any one name six countries that have held the Winter Olympics twice?
30087. What is the molecular symbol for copper sulphate?
30088. Who was the first Prohibition Commissioner in the United States?
30089. What is the longest (not the biggest) animal on earth?
30091. What city is the most visited tourist region?
30092. How old was Tony Blair when he became the leader of the British Labour Party?
30093. What is the highest title given to a barrister in Australia?
30094. In relation to the human body, what does ATP stand for?
30095. Below the Great Dark Spot on Neptune's surface is a bright spot. What have scientists nicknamed that spot?
30096. Where can one find the Eldfell Volcano?
30097. When one is trying to lose weight, is there any difference if one uses the elliptical running machine everyday as opposed to regular old fashioned running?
30098. Name Alicia Silverstone's character as blonde do-gooder in Clueless?
30099. Who was originally selected to play Tom Cruise's character Maverick in 1986's smash film Top Gun?
30100. In the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, footage from which other Stanley Kubrick film is used in the Stargate sequence?
30101. What did Anna Paquin go down in history as?
30102. In 'The Big Wednesday' which sport is featured?
30103. What year was 'The Blues Brothers' released?
30105. In which film does John Travolta say, "I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave"?
30107. What amusing and often chatted about event happened involving Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman during the filming of 'Far and Away'?
30108. In which wonderful Australian film did Russell Crowe play a homosexual?
30109. Which famous actor attended Parramatta High School in Australia?
30110. Which well known athlete burned themselves at the Olympics?
30113. Did the great motorcycle racer Barry Sheene die?
30116. What is the record for consecutive hours awake?
30118. This ruler's mother's name was Latisha (Letizia)?
30124. In 'Only Fools and Horses' name the local gangster, his wife and his dozy sidekick?
30126. What studio whiz chronicles 20th century pop music in an autobiography titled Q?
30127. Who hosted This Old House before heading Home Again?
30128. What's the smallest animal in the world?
30130. Is it true that scientists found a mammoth so well preserved that they ate it?
30132. What is the largest cephalopod tentacle ever found, what did it measure, from what kind of cephalopod was it, and about how big would the cephalopod have been?
30134. Who played the lead roll in 'The Phantom of the Opera'?
30138. Who was the world's first passenger in an aeroplane?
30141. What's the chief of an Arabian tribe called?
30146. As I recovered from a St. Patrick's night music session, I wondered if the US has a patron saint, and if so who?
30147. Why do whales beach themselves?
30148. How many Secretary of States went on to become US presidents and who were they?
30156. What is a patron saint?
30157. How thick is the blue whale's tongue?
30158. Who was Spring-heeled Jack?
30161. Why are you hungry again an hour after eating Chinese food, and why doesn't that happen with other ethnic foods?
30162. What is the fastest a softball has ever been pitched underhanded?
30166. Is it true that the faster your heart beats, the shorter amount of time you live?
30169. Which was the first country to begin playing the game of cricket?
30171. What was strange about the pub that Slim Dusty sang about?
30172. What does pi equal?
30182. What movie had the character Charles Wheeler?
30183. Who was the last left winger in the NHL to win the scoring championship?
30184. What is the culinary history of apple cider jelly?
30185. Which Academy Award best picture winner was the basis for a TV show over twenty years later?
30190. What was the first film about boxing to win the Academy Award for best picture?
30194. From where do we get the term 'red herring'?
30195. What national flag consists of three triangles (green, red and blue) with a gold laurel wreath?
30196. Who was Jack Benny's bandleader?
30198. What is the name of the fictitious small town made popular by Garrison Keillor?
30200. What is the street address of the Munster's home?
30204. Which Seinfeld characters are Jewish?
30205. Where did William Shatner go to high school?
30207. What is the atomic number of silver?
30208. How many actresses have played Tracy Barlow in Coronation Street?
30209. What is the origin of the saying 'To grow like Topsy'?
30211. Who holds the record for the highest ollie, at 44 inches?
30212. How many years have 'The Simpsons' been around?
30219. What point in England is furthest from the sea?
30220. Who originally decided how long a mile would be?
30224. Which actor, nominated four times for an Academy Award, kept trying to decline his nomination?
30225. Who is the main character in Heartbeat?
30227. What is Kentucky's state nickname?
30231. What was the name of the actress who accepted the Oscar for Marlon Brando in 1974 and what was the Indian name she used?
30232. How did Debra Winger get John Travolta's attention in 'Urban Cowboy'?
30233. At a time like this my thoughts turn to Mahatma Gandhi. Who killed him and why?
30238. Argentina's name comes from what mineral?
30240. Americans should know this one. Who said "I am not a crook!"
30241. Which monkey's howl can be heard from two miles away?
30246. What is a female lion called?
30249. What role does Queen Latifa play on 'Living Single'?
30250. From what tree does the tea that salicyclic is found in come: willow, palm, maple or fir?
30251. From which country did we get the first roller-coaster, Russia, Greece, Denmark or Peru?
30252. The first prepackaged cookie forms its name from both husband and wife team that created it, what is the cookie, Nabisco, Pepperidge Farm, LU or Oreo?
30255. Who was the last unmarried British prime minister?
30256. Why can't you buy french fries in the US Capitol?
30258. In the 1960's on the Gerry Anderson puppet series 'Thunderbirds' the characters of the five Tracy sons were named after what world famous 1960's high-flying group?
30261. What is the arched handle of a bucket or kettle called?
30263. Why are the ice creams 99s called 99s?
30265. Which coach won the most NCAA basketball championships?
30266. What year was the first recorded NCAA championship?
30267. Which player scored the most points in a final four NCAA basketball game?
30270. In what year did the Jackson 5 break up?
30272. What was the purpose of 'Castell Coch'?
30274. Which character from 'Neighbours' has recently released a solo single?
30276. With identical twins, is it true that one is left handed and one is right handed?
30282. Which fish is the only one that can blink both eyes?
30286. What creature has the largest eyes in the world?
30288. How long does it take for a average person to fall asleep?
30293. What is Orlando Bloom's middle name?
30295. Who invented fiberglass?
30297. Who designed the original 1936 Volkswagen?
30298. By law, information collected in a US census must remain confidential for how many years?
30299. Which country holds the title for most independent inventors to apply for patents?
30300. Christmas was once illegal in which country?
30301. Who was the only one of fifty signers of the Declaration of Independence who actually signed it on July 4th?
30302. What is the "dead man's hand"?
30306. How many amendments are there to the US Constitution?
30308. How do you convert Celsius to Fahrenheit?
30309. During the Holocaust, what company built the ovens?
30310. Is George Jones the country music singer related to Tommy Lee Jones the actor?
30311. Did John Cleese once appear in an episode of 'Doctor Who'?
30312. How many brains do leeches have?
30313. When did the three point start in college basketball?
30315. Is cholesterol a bad thing? I am looking at the nutrition facts on skim milk and it says it contains less than 5mg, what exactly is it?
30316. Whatever happened to Tiny Tim?
30318. I need to know where the phrase 'room and board' originated and what does it mean?
30320. What is a prawn?
30321. Currently, who has the highest IQ in the world?
30322. In what year did the 45 RPM record come out?
30324. What cartoon characters stand 'three apples high?'
30328. On the show 'Night Court' who was Harry's idol?
30333. How wide in inches is an ice-hockey puck?
30335. What is the most endangered creature on earth?
30337. Exxon and Mobil are now one company, but each has a long-time mascot. Can you give me both?
30341. Is a zebra black with white stripes, or white with black stripes?
30343. Who was the first female American athlete to earn a million dollars?
30344. Sooty made headlines news in November 1993. What was the story, later denied by Matthew Corbett, that caused the storm?
30345. Which comic actor had a number one hit in 1970 about a relative. What was the record called and who sang it?
30346. We Brits now that the purchase of Alaska was from Russia. When did it take place and how much did the US pay?
30347. On Aug. 27, 1999 Ronald married Sylvia, a royal wedding. What titles did the couple have after the wedding?
30356. What happened in the 1919 World Series gambling scandal?
30357. How did Shoeless Joe Jackson of the infamous Chicago Black Sox baseball team get his nickname?
30359. What one same five-letter word can precede lightning, thistle, flower and Theatre?
30361. What is the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree" about?
30364. What's the difference between brandy and cognac, they taste the same to me?
30367. In 'Keeping Up Appearances' what was the name of Daisy's granddaughter?
30368. When and why was the 'Regency Act' passed in Britain?
30370. When and where were postal codes first introduced in the UK?
30371. I always thought that you had to regularly turn bottles of white wine, red wine and champagne. Is this correct?
30373. During 1991 and 1992 who lead the Trade Union Congress?
30378. She was the first film personality to be awarded the Padmashree and her screen name as a child star was 'Baby Rani.' Who was she?
30379. This great singer has composed under the name Anandghan and is one of only five women in India to receive the Bharat Ratna Award. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan had once said of her, "Kambakht Galti Se Bhi Kabhi Besura Nahi Gati!" Who is she?
30381. In which film did Arundhati Roy debut as an actress?
30386. Who was the founder of the Red Cross?
30387. I heard a new word today but can't find it in the dictionary. The word is 'mardle.' Can anyone help me?
30388. This song was written and dedicated to her by one of the world's greatest pop stars. "And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind, never fading with the sunset when the rain set in." Who is she?
30389. Who has won the World Cup during 1983?
30399. What became the official headquarters of English Marine Insurance and when?
30400. When was homosexuality officialy not considered a mental illness?
30404. Did FDR know about the attack on Pearl Harbor before it occurred?
30408. From where comes the Ouija board?
30411. What does J.R.R. in J.R.R. Tokien stand for?
30414. Who was Elladan's sister?
30416. Who were the first people living in the UK?
30417. The city The Hauge, what country is it in and why is there a 'The' in its name?
30418. When did J.R.R. Tolkien die?
30421. In the US, the Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War. When was the name changed?
30422. In the 1600's a woman was executed in Boston Commons for merely being a Quaker. What was the name of this noble woman?
30425. In German, what does the word 'Blitzkrieg' mean?
30426. What was the name of the woman that Van Gogh gave his ear to?
30427. Name the five films Elizabeth Taylor has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role?
30432. Who was the character in the movie Crocodile Dundee who was beaten by Mick Dundee in a contest at the pub in their home town?
30433. What links Fleetwood Mac with Jamiroquai? (The answer has something to do with television.)
30441. What is a Ouija board?
30442. Which English comedian wrote an autobiography entitled 'The Custard Stops at Hatfield'?
30444. Are there more people or street lights in England?
30448. In what film did an Avon lady encounter a strange creature?
30449. How did Tom Hanks become 'Big'?
30451. When was the toothbrush invented?
30452. What is pnigophobia and achluophobia?
30453. How many kings have become the king of England?
30454. What is 'Catch 22?'
30455. How many people died in World War I and World War II?
30456. Which pop group popular with children aged 7-15 have just finished filming their first ever film called 'Seeing Double?'
30458. In The Rolling Stones' 'Sympathy For The Devil' Mick Jagger sings, "And I layed tracks for troubadors who get killed before they reached Bombay." What is he referring to?
30459. From what religion or myth does Ifrit come from?
30460. There was a movie a long time ago about a world under the kitchen sink. Does anyone know the name of this movie?
30461. An actual famous dancer was found strangled, but the police did not suspect murder. Why?
30462. An actual man who was paralyzed in his arms, legs and mouth, and unable to speak a word, wrote a best-selling book. How?
30466. When did they start that monthly international periodical 'Bits and Pieces' which is filled with assorted quotes and miscellany?
30472. What exactly do calcium, iron, and protein do for the body, and can eating too much of any of these be bad for the body and why?
30479. About how many chain stores does Wal-Mart have worldwide?
30486. What is the name of the ship in Carry On Jack, known in the US as Carry On Venus?
30487. What is MI in medical parlance?
30488. What was the name of the soldier that General Patton slapped?
30497. Why are Catholic bishops called bishops?
30498. What date was Petula Clark's 'Downtown' released, UK and US?