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Questions From Mar 24 03
30501. What rank did Jay Gatsby reach in World War I?
30503. What is the origin of the word 'booty'?
30504. What was killed by a meteor at Nakhla, Egypt in 1911? The unlucky creature is the only creature known to have been killed by a meteor.
30506. What was the longest word used by Shakespeare in any of his works?
30507. When christening a ship, instead of using champagne, the Vikings would do what?
30509. What F. Scott Fitzgerald novel's autographed first edition did Neiman Marcus offer for $35,000 in a 1997 Christmas catalog?
30510. Since the beginning of the modern Olympics in 1896, only two countries have participated in every Games. Which two?
30511. What, in degrees Fahrenheit, is the minimum temperature required for a grasshopper to be able to hop?
30514. What was the children's book that had teddy bears called Velvet Trousers and Golden Syrup among the characters?
30516. Who wrote the song 'Honolulu Baby' played in the recent Dole commercial (it appeared in the Laurel and Hardy feature 'Sons of the Desert')?
30518. What was the original name of the 'Mary Celeste'?
30521. What does Apollyon and Pringle mean?
30537. What does the term 'knock up' mean in cricket (hit wicket, warming up, clean bowled, or match fixing)?
30539. How many Indian Airlines flights are operating weekly from Kuwait to Kerala?
30540. In which Miss Marple novel was burning the murder technique?
30541. At the 2003 Academy Awards, a montage was played of former Best Actor winners. What instrumental was played in the background?
30542. Does anyone know who is married to one of Maureen, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava's daughters (I think it might be Perdita)? We've been told one of her daughters is married to a Hollywood star, who?
30544. Do unborn babies sleep?
30549. What does economies of scale mean?
30553. An actual politician made a speech that saved his life even before he gave the speech, how?
30555. A brief explanation of the rules of the sport of Cricket please?
30556. On Laverne and Shirley, what was Laverne's favorite drink?
30562. From which country did we get the first electric battery from a physicist named Volta: Germany, Argentina, England or Italy?
30563. Which inventor founded a world renowned organization to honor those who continue to come up with new scientific ideas and theories: Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Karl Bem or Alfred Nobel?
30564. Which higher institute of learning is credited with the invention of the frisbee after throwing the tin disks of Frisbee Pies after a picnic:
Wesleyan, Yale, Dartmouth or Sorbonne?
30565. In Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, what is the name of the candy store where Charlie bought his Wonka bar with the Golden ticket?
30566. What is the name of Willy Wonka's boat?
30567. What laceless NIKE athletic shoe was inspired by an early Hawaiian messenger who died at the feet of the king?
30568. What NBC hoops announcer saw his three sons earn basketball scholarships to Arizona, Princeton, and San Diego State?
30570. What was the 1983 University of Houston hoops squad dubbed, to earn ESPN.com's accolade for best team nickname of all time?
30572. What Kareem Abdul-Jabbar innovation did Lakers assistant Bill Berthka call "the most indefensible shot in basketball"?
30573. What pro hoops league had teams named the Detroit Dogs, Memphis Houn'Dawgs and Tampa Bay Thunder Dawgs, in 2000?
30575. What basketballer's frequent falls sparked Tamika Whitmore to crown her the 'biggest drama queen in the WNBA?'
30576. What New Jersey university's basketball players sued their coaches for forcing them to run wind sprints in the nude?
30578. What college's hoops team went a perfect 35-0 in 1994-95, the only undefeated women's squad in the 1990's?
30579. Who was the only college hoops coach to be named Sportsman of the Year by The Sporting News in the 1990's?
30583. Which Welsh college team is the 1999 rugby Sevens champions?
30584. J.P.R. Williams was a fantastic rugby player but also excelled in another sport. What was this sport?
30585. What is the highest first wicket score in first class cricket?
30586. Who holds the world record for the number of sixes in one over and who was the unfortunate bowler?
30587. What is the name of Paul Gascoignes new football club?
30588. What is the name of Sunderland FC's stadium and what was it previously called?
30589. What was the Lambton Worm?
30590. Who was Cushy Butterfield?
30593. Which film features a mogwai?
30594. What did the nanny from hell booby trap in 'The Hand That Rocks The Cradle?'
30596. Who was called the Sinner from Pinner and why?
30597. When was the secret ballot introduced in UK?
30598. What treaty handed Britain the concession for supplying slaves to Spanish America for 30 years?
30600. Who are the holders of the Douglas Keeble Cup and in what sport?
30601. What is the record for English cricket first class opening partnership and who holds it and when did it take place?
30602. What was the first punk rock band?
30603. Which metal is a better conductor of heat: Fe, Cu, or Al?
30604. When did the Kaiser and the Black Pearl play football together, and where?
30614. When, during the Vietnam War protests, did the exorcism on the Pentagon occur?
30627. How do rock cactuses and other not-green plants make their own food?
30630. In the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey, footage from which other Stanley Kubrick film is used in the Startgate sequence?
30632. What is ear wax, and why do I get more in one ear than the other?
30635. This former world champion has been described as a flower. Who is the champ and what is the flower?
30636. What does the name Jeep stand for?
30638. What is a woebegone? (wobegong, wobbegong)
30639. What was the original name of the band Chicago?
30640. The Sargasso Sea is an important breeding ground for which sea creature?
30642. The Chinese eat snake soup in the winter but what part of the snake is most treasured?
30645. Who is the first robot in cinematic history?
30646. What is the link between 'Taxi' and 'Cheers'?
30647. The Salem witch hunt started because of whom?
30648. Oprah Winfrey recently became the first African American woman named to Forbes list of billionaires. Who was the first African American man named to the list?
30649. There is a town in Bavaria that celebrates an event by performing a play. What is the name of the town, the play, and what event does it celebrate?
30651. In 'Andy Hardy' what was the name of Andy's hometown?
30652. In World Cup Cricket, how many centuries were made in total up to 1999?
30653. In 1999 World Cup Cricket, who scored the first century of the match?
30654. In 1987 World Cup Cricket, Sunil Gavaskar scored a century at Nagpur in how many minutes?
30655. What was unique about A.D. 238?
30656. Which film featured the Deadwood Stage?
30661. How long was Dr. Who's (Tom Baker) scarf?
30662. Who was the voice of the 'Brown Hornet'?
30665. How many eggs does a queen termite lay in a day, 100, 800, or 8,000?
30667. Which is the larger surfboard, a 'hotdogger' or a 'big gun'?
30671. Which US president had an IQ of less than 100?
30675. Who said "All's fair in love and war?"
30676. In what movie was the line 'What is the fastest land animal' from?
30677. Which company was founded by Ingvar Kamprach?
30678. What is the name of singer Phil Collins' boat?
30686. How many square miles of coral reef is there on earth.?
30688. What was the name of the headmaster at the Eastland School for girls on the 'Facts of Life' during its first season?
30689. What is Jessica Alba's bar code number?
30690. I believe British thoroughbred race horses are all descended from a few Arab stallions imported a few hundred years ago, is this true and is there a website where I can find more about race house breeding, e.g. are close relatives mated?
30691. Footage from which other Stanley Kubrick film is used in the Stargate sequence of '2001: A Space Odyssey'?
30695. Can anyone out there with an Irish connection tell me why County Clare is nicknamed 'The Banner County'?
30697. What is the 'Abomination of Desolation'?
30699. How did Voldemort murder Lily and James Potter?
30702. Can someone tell me the full form or expansion of WPP, the global advertising company?
30703. Who is the inventor and promoter of the lottery system?
30704. Which country is the largest tomato grower in the world?
30705. Which country is the largest producer of wine in the world?
30706. Which country is the largest grower of apples in the world?
30721. What was the name of the TV show in which Jimmy Edwards played a teacher and what was the character he played?
30722. Who played the Russian president in 'Whoops Apocalypse?'
30723. Who played Worzel Gummidge, where did he live and who was his girlfriend?
30724. In 1669 the Ottoman empire took Crete from whom?
30725. What theory, now discredited, was put forward as a hypothesis for combustion?
30727. How did horse radish get its name?
30729. Can someone please explain to me how a 'leap year' works?
30732. I just finished reading 'Charlotte's Web' and I want to know if all spiders die after they lay their eggs?
30733. How much of an apple is water?
30734. How many men are in a troop?
30736. Who was the teacher on Romper Room?
30739. What is a person who cultivates roses called?
30746. Which disease known to man can only infect one other type of animal?
30749. Was Johnny Appleseed an historic person or legend?
30750. Could someone please tell me the correct order of winning hands in a game of Three Card Brag? I've not played it for years and I can't remember how.
30754. When you buy a jacket, there are some buttons on the sleeves. What are they for?
30755. What state does Elijah Wood live in?
30759. In sport, why are some playing surfaces called different names, such as cricket pitch, football field, fives court, etc.?
30762. Which famous person conquered Iraq in 1534?
30764. Hong Kong has hospitalized 452 people and closed schools, why?
30771. What is gazpacho?
30772. What do the letters S.S. or U.S.S. stand for in the name of a ship?
30773. Exactly who is in is this 'coalition' that is bombing Iraq - UK, US - anyone else?
30774. How do you know when to change a reed for a clarinet?
30778. Is chocolate milk a solution?
30780. Who invented hockey?
30783. Did Johnny Rivers make an album titled 'A Tribute to the Crickets?'
30786. What is Botswana's monetary unit?
30789. Where does the word salt originate from?
30792. Where is the atomic bomb first written about?
30793. In which country would you climb the Acropolis to see the Parthenon ?
30794. Which country would you be in if you were visiting the home of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon?
30795. In which country would you search for fragments of the Berlin Wall?
30796. Which country would you visit if you wanted to go skiing in Innsbruck?
30797. What was the world's largest and longest drought?
30798. What is the largest blood sucking creature on earth?
30801. Who is the oldest Oscar award winner?
30802. Who said, "I've never enjoyed the process of acting. It messes up my mind?"
30804. Who narrated the 1995 movie "The Grass Harp?"
30806. Are chupacabras real?
30808. I have just heard that there is a 'missing' episode of the television comedy series 'Fawlty Towers.' The episode was axed by the BBC because of its racist content. Can anyone tell me more about this, or at least confirm that this is true?
30814. What would Barbie's measurements be, if she were a real person?
30816. What is a tattle?
30818. How hard a shot did Peter Lorimer have?
30819. Who was the last undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion before Mike Tyson?
30820. What is the name of the music which accompanies the famous sequence of the cast of Reservoir Dogs walking in slow motion?
30822. Sitting here with a can of Root Beer, not all that easy to get in UK - for some reason people over here don't seem to like it very much, I was wondering what the ingredient is that gives it its special taste?
30824. What is a tittle?
30826. Where will you find Gegs and Tosks?
30829. What are the names of the various US general ranks, such as Brigadier General, etc.?
30830. Why is Montana called the 'Treasure State'?
30831. What state has the greatest population?
30833. How old was J.R.R. Tolkien when he died?
30838. In some parts of France there are actual spider farms. Why would anyone want to farm spiders?
30841. What does 'singing a capella' mean?
30843. Whose shot is harder, Peter Lorimer or Roberto Carlos?
30846. Stones and a house are integral to which sport?
30847. Where was the opening game of the 2003 Major League Baseball season scheduled to be played before cancellation due to the invasion of Iraq?
30848. In footbal, who was the first team to be relegated from the English First Division to the First Division?
30858. According to philosopher and economist Adam Smith, which country would be the greatest now and why?
30859. Exterminate. Exterminate. I am a Dalek. In Dr. Who, what was the Brigadier's name?
30860. Why do they often call detectives 'dick'?
30862. What was the world's largest and longest drought?
30867. Where does the saying 'do you want me to peel you a grape' come from?
30868. What is the most popular breed of dog in the UK?
30872. What is an 'allonge'?
30875. When we meet people, why do we shake hands?
30885. How did the practice of soldiers saluting come about?
30890. What ever happened to Ken Kurtis of Gunsmoke fame?
30899. Are apes vegetarians?
30900. Which planet has the most moons?
30901. Who is the only woman who was the Wimbledon champion for six consecutive years?
30910. Who is Shruthi?
30917. How many countries are there in the world, and how many are democratic?
30918. How many miles per hour does a snail travel?
30919. What are people from Hong Kong called, is it Hong Kongese?
30920. When does the space station fly over South East England and what does it look like?
30921. How long did the original cut of the film "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" run?
30922. Why is a 'spelling bee' so called?
30931. Which British football team has an association with King Henry VIII ?
30934. What is a smoked hat?
30936. What is the greatest number of objects ever juggled?
30938. How did the ancient potters discover the ingredient that made perfect china?
30942. What clubs or groups did Barney Fife belong to while attending Mayberry Union High School?
30943. From where comes the saying, 'This too shall pass?'
30946. If you were a Baker Street postman, where would you have delivered letters to Sherlock Holmes - No 221B, No 428-BS, No 11/345 or No B 13/72?
30954. How do you fold your eyelids inside out?
30955. Who achieved the first powered flight?
30957. When did Dr. Jaime Sommers and Col. Steve Austin beome husband and wife in TV land?
30969. What was the name of the first comic book published in 1934?
30979. Where does the term 'ivy league' come from?
30981. What are the origins of April Fool's Day?
30982. Who won the Grammy's award for best new artist of 1989?
30983. What woman hoaxed her way into winning the 1980 Boston Marathon?
30984. What newspaper first purchased the fake 'Hitler Diaries' and then who purchased these phony books from them?
30985. Who were the members of Milli Vanilli and where are they today?
30988. How long would it take a beam of light to travel from Venus to Mars?
30992. Where is the world's biggest golf course?
30993. Name the five films Tom Hanks has been nominated for an Academy Award for best male actor in a leading role?
30994. Are Orthodox Jews allowed to read secular books, and if not, why not?
30995. Which Indian wicket-keeper did not concede a single bye in a total exceeding 300 runs in a single world cup match (Syed Kirmani, Farroukh Engineer, Nayan Mongia)?
30997. Who discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls, where and when?