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Questions From Apr 12 03
31509. If two earthquakes are a point apart on the Richter scale, then the one with the higher reading is ten times as powerful as the other. Suppose that two earthquakes differ by half a point. How much more powerful is the one with the higher reading?
31512. What actresses have played 'Little Mary Sunshine'?
31515. Who invented colour photography as we know it today?
31523. How does an adrenaline rush work?
31524. Has there been a season when all three teams newly-promoted to the Premiership have avoided relegation?
31530. Does anyone know if Paul Schaffer is married to Felicia Collins?
31539. What written works contain the 'Seven Deadly Sins?'
31540. What is the vast majority of the corn grown in the US used for?
31543. How was Saddam Hussein able to obtain power and become the dictator of Iraq and implement many of these inhumane and brutal policies?
31546. Who was the first to address Gandhiji as Mahatma(Annie besant, Subash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, or Vinoba Bhave)?
31548. Who was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed in the field by a woman (Vinoo Mankad, Abbas Ali Baig, M A K Pataudi, or Robin Singh)?
31557. What are the names of the ten tallest mountains in the United States?
31559. Where do moles on your body come from, and why do you get them?
31560. Does anyone know how Curt Hennig died?
31562. What is the world's largest rodent?
31563. Do you have states or provinces in the UK, and what are they called, how many are there?
31568. What Romanian composer was Yehudi Menuhin's teacher?
31573. What were the actual dates of the Sharon Tate/LaBianca murders, August 8th and 9th 1969, or August 9th and 10th 1969?
31581. On the back of an American two dollar bill there is a picture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. If I'm not mistaken, the rest of the dollar bills all have pictures of buildings. Why was the two dollar bill so different?
31583. What U.S. city was the first to have a licensed FM radio station?
31586. How many baby teeth does the average kid lose?
31589. What is Orlando Bloom's middle name?
31593. Who were the original members of Black Sabbath ?
31596. What exactly is Finite Math?
31598. How big is Nelson's column?
31599. How does a polytechnic university differ from a university and a polytechnic?
31600. Why did Nelson say, "Kiss me, Hardy"? Was he gay?
31608. What did Hawaii get in 1806?
31611. Legend says that this Rolling Stone got into the famous band as he was the only one who possessed a guitar amplifier. Who is he?
31612. Which song has been recorded or covered the highest number of times by various artists?
31616. What is the connection between Easter and Passover?
31617. Is it true that the brown area of toast is composed of sugar?
31618. Another bread-related question, is it true that penicillin was discovered from the mould on bread?
31622. Does anyone know the middle name of actor Matacena, I believe he starred in the movie Mask with Jim Carrey and on the televison series Wild Wild West from the 1960's?
31623. Who were the first and last rulers of the Stuart dynasty in the UK?
31624. In which country did the guitar originate?
31625. In which years were the Olympics held in the UK?
31626. In any of Cary Grant's movies, did he ever say "Judy, Judy, Judy?"
31628. How did the fictional character Maude Flanders die?
31631. What great thinker proved a lunar eclipse is a circular shadow of the Earth on the moon?
31632. If it is 9:00 PM in Canada, then what time is it in the UK?
31633. What came first in the United States, Disneyland or Disney World?
31634. Hw did Matt Groening is get the idea for the Simpsons?
31637. Just when is the last minute one can mail the tax for the April 15 deadline, does that mean 11:59 PM April 14, or what?
31638. 'Vote no on 24!' What show is this from and what episode?
31640. Which movies were filmed in Massachusetts?
31642. What does AM/FM stand for?
31646. Can you get SARS by kissing?
31647. My pencil says HB, what does it mean?
31648. Who was the gaffer before Shanks?
31649. What mammal has the shortest gestation?
31650. What do we call the annual ceremony when all the new baby swans are marked?
31651. What was the name of the military version Beetle?
31653. What was the first lodge of the Order of the Arrow?
31658. What nickname have Nova Scotians been referred to since the 1700's and why?
31664. Whose last words were 'Damn it! Don't you dare ask God to help me?'
31669. When did Cooper automobiles become available in the US?
31671. How old is Tia and Tamera Mowry in real life?
31677. Who created basketball?
31678. What are the names of Dilbert's co-workers, one male, one female?
31679. What is Catbert's job?
31680. The company Dilbert works for outsources some of its work. What is the name of the place and how does he travel to get there?
31681. Give two examples of human parasites?
31682. What kind of truck was the "Little Mule" in 'Romancing the Stone'?
31683. What UK class ceased to be in 1956?
31693. Which came first, Universal Studios, Forida, or Universal Studios, California?
31695. We all know that Bill Gates created the personal computer, but I do not believe that he created the actual computer, which was huge and used in large factories. Who created the first computer and how did he/she get the idea?
31697. What is the name of the horizontal line on a letter t?
31700. I see Malt-O-Meal has it trademarked, but who originally said, maybe in a commercial, 'Good stuff, Maynard'?
31701. Besides a martini, what did James Bond drink?
31707. Who had a blue period?
31708. What do we call the leader and assistants of a Brownie pack?
31709. What is the lowest point on the Earth?
31710. Who was the first UN Secretary General?
31711. What would be considered the British counterpart to the Kentucky Derby?
31712. How many British monarchs have abdicated?
31713. What is/was a clippie?
31715. In what part of your body would you find your cerebrum?
31716. Two British landing ships were destroyed at Bluff Cove during the Falklands war. Name them?
31718. What is the name given to describe an illustration facing the title page of a book?
31722. When was the school leaving age in the UK raised to 16?
31723. What colour is diamond dust?
31728. Which US state has the least sunshine per annum?
31733. A chain is a unit of measure equal to what?
31737. When was the mandatory attendance at Church of England Sunday Services repealed?
31738. What would happen if the Queen refused to ratify an Act of Parliament and is there a precedence for this?
31740. In the movie 'The Doors' Jim Morrison had at least two pregnant girlfriends. Does he have any official heirs?
31741. What is a smoked hat, besides a diver's helmet?
31742. Which famous teen actress started as a baby on Ivory Soap?
31743. In which city is the Kingdome?
31744. What is a 'dedicated' computer?
31745. If something is detrimental to your health, is it good or bad?
31748. In hospitals is there a ward called Nightingale, and is it were they put mental patients?
31749. Who won the Super Bowl in 1982?
31750. What were all the team members names who played for the L.A. Lakers in 1972?
31752. What college basketball team won the NCAA Championship in 1968?
31753. What wsa the name of the first city powered by nuclear energy?
31755. Further to Tabby Tom's answer to #31738, what would 'settling the militia in Scotland' have involved - I have asked this previously of the House of Commons information service and they could not provide an answer?
31757. Who were the original founders of the 59 club?
31759. When the British ruled Hong Kong, they signed a treaty leasing the New Territories from the Chinese in 1898 for 99 years. Can you tell me the line of demarcation between Kowloon and the New Territories?
31760. Is it true that your skin falls off and you get a new layer of skin every seven months?
31762. On average, how many hairs do you lose a day?
31764. Why do people get pimples?
31765. What record company owns a building inspired by a stack of records on a turntable?
31766. In simple terms what is 'karma'?
31767. What is the ingredient in alcohol that makes people drunk?
31768. What is the order of presidential succession?
31770. HMS Britannia is classed as a yacht. Looks like a ship to me. When does a yacht become a ship?
31773. What type of measurement system do you use in the UK (eg. metric, etc.)?
31775. What is the real name for the theme song of Looney Tunes?
31777. What is the first name of the fictional character 'Mr. Clean' from the Mr. Clean products?
31779. Why do cows face east when grazing?
31780. What is the opening music in 'Grease'?
31783. What happened to the candy bar 'Bar None'?
31794. What is the meaning of 'shmuck' and could someone direct me to a site to find Americanisms and Jewish words used in everyday American language?
31796. Which German striker scored 5 goals in 2002 FIFA World Cup?
31797. Which player's record did Courtney Walsh overhaul for the maximum ducks in Test Cricket?
31798. Which former athlete was the first to win 5000m, 10000m and the Marathon events in the same Olympic Games?
31802. Where does the quote, 'You're the cat's pajamas' come from?
31805. What is hypnagogic startle?
31823. Sorry for posting such a daft question, but I've always wanted to know this. What does the French saying, 'Sacre bleu' mean in English?
31824. Given the answer regarding the shedding and regeneration of skin per #31760, why do tattoos merely fade rather than disappear completely?
31825. Which NHL teams hold the record for the fewest goals scored by two teams in a seven game playoff series?
31828. The US is number one for most oil consumed per day. What nation is number two?
31845. How did the singer Alice Cooper get his name?
31849. Is Bob Denver, who played Gilligan on "Gilligan's Island" related to singer John Denver?
31851. Sam Neill played a magician in this movie?
31863. What are the seven wonders of the world?
31865. In 'Grease' who was the guy that hit the coach in the face with a custard pie during the closing scene in the fairground?
31871. What is the only English word that has different meanings and vocalization if the first letter is capitalized?
31876. In 'Grease' when Sandy wants to make Danny jealous who does she date?
31878. What famous actor was called Marion Morrison?
31879. In which city would you find Wenceslas Square?
31882. What is the difference between 'skimming' a text and 'scanning' a text?
31886. Which scientist first estimated the weight of the Earth?
31888. Why did color home movies appear years before color photographs?
31889. How many number one hits did Creedence Clearwater Revival have?
31890. In Mark's gospel, as Christ is being arrested it says 'There was a young man who had on nothing but a linen cloth. As they seized him he left the cloth and ran off naked.' (Mark 14:51-52) Why did the gospel writer include this strange passage?
31892. What is a site that lists some of Dorothy Parker's nastiest insults and fabulous quotes?
31894. What Norse god had a son named Heimdall?
31895. Which brothers studied law at the University of Marburg before they started collecting folk tales?
31896. If you were a musician and were practicing your flams, flam paradiddles, double paradiddles, ruffs and double drags, what kind of musical instrument would you be playing?
31899. Which band did Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox leave to form the Eurythmics?
31904. What year did M&M's begin to print the 'M' on each candy?
31908. Who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
31916. Who quoted, 'All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you'?
31918. Is it possible to immigrate into Switzerland?
31922. Who was the first to classify TV sets by inches diagonal, instead of horizontal or vertical, and why?
31924. Someone please know this answer - In what world championship did a score of 23 get second place and a denim jacket?
31925. Does candy cause tooth cavities?
31929. Can you name the Duke of York's two daughters?
31931. Which part of the body might suffer from stomatitis?
31932. In which radio show did we hear about Ron and Eth Glum?
31934. Who has been head of the Roman catholic church for the longest and shortest times?
31935. Which university twice refused the Iron Lady an honorary degree?
31936. On the Via Dolorosa there are a number of stations which depict different stages in Christ's life. How many stations are there?
31937. At the end of the Via Dolorosa there is a church. What is its name?
31938. On top of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre there are monks. What nationality are they?
31940. From what kind of sedimentary rock are the White Cliffs of Dover formed?
31942. What month and year was the Hubble Telescope launched from the space shuttle Discovery (I think it was launched in 1990, but what month)?
31943. When was the piano invented, where, and by whom?
31948. Who coined the phrase "Threepete?"
31952. During World War II did Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and South Africa all declare war on Germany at the same time as Britain?
31953. On stage, by what names are Dr. Evadne and Dame Hilda better known?
31955. Steve Cram and Seb Coe have both held this world record?
31956. How many states were there during the U.S. Civil War?
31958. The Falkland Islands were known as what by the Argentinians?
31959. In the year Norwich was born, June 1972 to be exact, where in the UK did a Trident airliner crash killing 118 people?
31960. Whose catch phrase was, 'You dirty rotten swine, you! You have deaded me' (funny voice optional)?
31961. Why is there no chance that Mohamed al Fayed will become a British citizen?
31962. Does the rap star Eminem's name have a meaning?
31967. Who was the very first fatality in an airplane flight?
31970. How do pounds put dogs 'to sleep'?
31972. Are British police required to read a person their rights before they arrest them?
31973. When and what was the last car made with a rumble seat?
31974. Why is a poop deck called a poop deck?
31977. Including the ancient ones, how many languages exist?
31981. The amazing Fibonacci numbers were first applied in which field (trading, architecture, running tracks, gambling)?
31984. On what date did Paul McCartney first admit to having used LSD causing quite a stir because he was the first Beatle to do so?
31986. What is Ms. Frizzle's (book character) first name?
31988. Why is the rugby game between England and Scotland called The Calcutta Cup?
31989. What was so distinctive about the car Jody Scheckter drove during the 1976 Formula One season?
31990. Who won this year's London marathon, men and women?
31991. Name the five boxers to have beaten Muhammad Ali?
31993. Which countries have the largest number of Catholics, Protestants and Muslims?
31994. In what old film possibly starring Leslie Phillips and Terry Thomas did the little 'elementals' appear?
31996. According to popular legend, what miracle took place at St. Paul's death?