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Questions From Apr 27 03
32504. What does the word xenopili mean?
32506. When was the first circus?
32507. What was happening in Redfern that led to the establishment of the first legal aid service there?
32508. Who is the country music singer who sang 'Foggy Day' with Frank Sinatra?
32513. Who was the first to be named one of the Wisden's five cricketers of the year solely on the strength of his World Cup performance ?
32514. The name of which part of Iraq is a part of Saddam Hussein's name (Mosul, Tikrit, Karbala, Halabhah)?
32516. Which book features a civil war fought over the issue of how to crack open an egg (Duck Egg Blue, The Dogs of war, Gone for Soldiers, Gulliver's Travels)?
32518. Who were the brothers who won Nobel Prizes, one for economics and the other for medicine or physiology?
32519. Top to toe, which is the highest mountain in the world?
32520. Name the only two soccer clubs to play a European Cup Final on their home ground?
32521. Fredrik Jacobson won the Algarve Portuguese Open, his second European tour victory. Where was the first?
32524. Is Man Utd David Beckham's only club?
32525. Who was the Greek goddess of the hearth?
32531. Where were the king and queen of Serbia when they were shot in 1903?
32536. In OZ what does 'rattle your dags' mean?
32537. Also in OZ what does 'don't come the raw prawn' mean?
32538. What was the first film made in Hollywood?
32539. De Merth, De Mergher and De Yow means what in which language?
32542. Credit for introducing a traffic system goes to which Roman emperor?
32543. From where comes the saying 'Beyond the Pale'?
32545. The ancient Egyptians wrote down everything they did except for mummification, which they kept secret. From whom did we first learn about mummies?
32547. What do the intials "P.S." mean (the initials we write at the end of letters, when after signing your name, to say something you've forgot to include in the letter)?
32548. What does 'CC' mean when appearing at the bottom of a letter?
32551. What was the first book ever written (not including the Bible)?
32553. Which politician has two dogs called Whiskey and Soda?
32557. In which television series did we meet Doris, Bruno and Miss Sherwood?
32560. What was the Pickwick Club?
32561. What bird can fly backwards, and is the only one that can do so?
32562. What is a howdah?
32563. Are African Americans (or any people who are black) allowed to join the Hell's Angels?
32564. What cartoonist made two infantrymen named Willie and Joe popular during World War II?
32566. From where comes the word Mormon?
32567. When J. Smith transcribed the Book of Mormon he used a number of golden plates. What supposedly happened to these plates?
32568. Which animated series or character is voiced by Ant McPartlin?
32572. What is Martin Milner of Adam-12 and Route 66 up to these days?
32576. What disease during Shakespeare's lifetime killed many people in Europe?
32581. What was happening in Redfern in 1977 that caused the establishment of the first legal aid centre there?
32584. Who is the most successful domestic soccer team ever?
32585. Which is longer, the river Forth or the river Tees?
32587. Which member of the pumpkin family might you find in the bathroom?
32588. What grade did Prince Edward get in A Level History?
32589. To Heathrow custom officers what is queening?
32591. Which pop star served time in HMP Stocken 1999 as prisoner AV8786?
32600. Who were the main stars of the classic film 'The Big Sleep'?
32605. At formal occasions, when a person raises their drink to honor another person present, this is called a 'toast.' What is the origin of this expression?
32606. What did Shakespeare call epilepsy?
32607. What was epilepsy often considered in the Middle Ages?
32613. What are the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary?
32616. Who is Arthur Putey?
32618. What happened in 1085?
32619. Where would you go to see Gobblers Knob?
32621. Which advert - "When only fast will do?"
32622. Which advert - "Being there is everything?"
32624. Which advert - "You just know?"
32625. Which Essex batsman scored a century on his first class debut in 1978?
32626. When was quarantine established in the UK?
32627. Who wrote the book 'Fanny By Gaslight'?
32628. What was the name of the people who started Agrarian unrest in 1830 in the UK, and what happened to them?
32629. Where would you find cueing and anti-skating devices?
32630. Who elects the Pope?
32631. In 1974, seven new Welsh counties were formed. (I lost my county.) Name them?
32632. A great British actress who is currently teaching at a famous school in England, once taught in Edinburgh. Who is she and can you name the schools?
32637. On which river does Berlin stand?
32638. Who was Gary Sobers first Test victim?
32639. Which advert: "Because time is precious?"
32642. Who won the 1993 RAC Rally?
32643. Who were the three U.S. presidents who won the Nobel Peace Prize?
32644. What was CAMRA's champion beer 1982 and 1983?
32645. By whom was the colony of Rhode Island established in the early 17th Century?
32649. For whose presidential campaign was the bumper sticker slogan "AuH20 = 1964" used?
32652. What is Wile E. Coyote's middle name?
32653. What do the initials SARS stand for?
32655. How wide are the goal posts on a English soccer pitch?
32656. What did Ringo Starr respond to the question of love at first sight?
32657. What was the first 3D game for PC?
32658. When the photo of the album cover for Sgt. Pepper's was being taken, the Beatles decided to take one figure out at the last moment. Who was that figure?
32659. Which country introduced postcards first?
32660. Can you tell me the names of the people inside the Teletubbies and maybe a link to a picture?
32661. Are Teletubbies male and female, and in that case who is who?
32662. There was a movie made about 'Z' Force during World War II. Members of 'Z' Force go into the Singapore Harbour and mine some boats. What's the movie's name?
32663. What is heavy water?
32664. How many U.S. presidents did NOT attend college?
32667. Male faces wearing black lipstick and yellow face powder, flashing teeth and eye rolling - which desert tribe's famous courtship ritual is this?
32674. What do we call a car built before 1918?
32675. On what line is the longest tunnel on the London underground and how long is it?
32676. What is the name of the neck of water between European and Asian Turkey?
32677. Who wrote 'very flat, Norwich?'
32680. What is the name of the European city that is split by a famous river, two thirds is flat, the other third on the other side of the river is hilly, speaks a FINNO-UNGRIC language and family name is given first, also name the currency?
32682. What was a florin?
32683. During World War II where were foreign nationals interned in the UK?
32688. In 1940 Malta had just three aircraft to defend the island from attack, what were their names?
32692. Abbreviation for 'very old'?
32695. Which type of flu killed 3000 people in the UK in one week in 1970?
32707. From what famous poem does the verse 'Is there balm in Gilead' come, and what does this verse mean?
32708. Some of my relatives were 'Bevin Boys,' what did they do?
32709. How big is the world's largest paper clip?
32710. What band was Ringo in prior to joining the Beatles?
32711. What was the top selling Beatles' album?
32713. The old UK currency was 12 pence to the shilling, 20 shillings to the pound. Where had a currency of 13 pence to the shilling and in fact issued coins inscribed 1/13 of a shilling?
32714. What age is the singer Oliver Cheatham who recently featured on the U.K. number 1 single 'Make Luv'?
32716. Who is the skateboarder on the programme 'Jackass'?
32717. In insurance terminology, what is the specific purpose of an underwriter?
32719. Speaking of Poe's The Raven what does 'nepenthe' mean?
32720. Who is the rock guitarist who now is a consultant for the US Congress on military defence?
32721. In Dante's Inferno, Virgil guides Dante through Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. Virgil was a pagan, but what had he done in his life that caused Dante to respect him?
32722. In the Beatles' song 'When I'm Sixty-Four' where does the singer hope to rent a cottage, and what are the names of the grandchildren?
32724. If you have an accent, does it affect your voice while singing, can you tell if you have one, or does it just sound normal?
32725. In which country was Heinrich XLII succeeded directly by Heinrich LXII, and he was succeeded by Heinrich LXVII?
32729. Where is the Isle of Wight?
32732. Can annual plants live more than one year in controlled environments or in the wild, and if so, what's the oldest living annual?
32733. What was the first 3D show on television ?
32734. What are the three functions of the larynx?
32735. In the NHL each team has a captain (who wears a 'C' on his jersey.) What role does the captain serve?
32737. Was 'The Sound of Music' based on a true story?
32739. Can any species of ants kill humans and if so, what kind are they and where are they from (website please)?
32740. Who was the sheriff in Mayberry before Andy Taylor?
32742. On 'The Andy Griffith Show' what was the population of Mayberry?
32743. How far can a housefly travel?
32744. How many lashes did Christ receive, and what was the reason for that certain number?
32746. Where does the metal for the Victoria Cross come from?
32747. In what circumstances were the most awards of the Victoria Cross given in a single engagement and how many were given?
32749. What was the name of the regiment at Rourke's Drift?
32750. In the film 'Zulu' what song is sung by the soldiers to keep up moral, and why this song?
32752. I can't remember the name of a cartoon from the late 1960's early 1970's. It was about a Japanese mouse and son, who knew karate, and they wore wooden getta slippers. It played in the mornings in the San Francisco Bay area. Does anyone have any idea what it was called?
32755. Who rates the film Zulu amongst the best films ever?
32757. Which actor is said to have dressed in black for the last 45 years of his life?
32759. Finally got the answer! Who or what is featured on the number one selling poster of all time in the U.S.?
32763. What are the names of some gases?
32766. Which country's flag is the oldest in the world?
32767. In relation to video recorders what do the the initials J.V.C. stand for?
32768. In the sitcom 'Dallas' what did the initials J.R. in J.R. Ewing stand for?
32769. What is the name for a group of turkeys?
32770. What is the name of the band that made the song 'Stuck in America'?
32771. What is the name for a group of rhinos?
32774. What is a group of lions called?
32775. What duties does the captain of a baseball team have?
32776. Which two Chinese words symbolize male and female?
32777. Which animal is associated with Annette Mills?
32778. To get to the top in American politics, it is said you must be a WASP. What is a WASP?
32779. Which basketball team's signature tune is 'Sweet Georgia Brown'?
32780. In 'The Lovers' (Paula Wilcox and Richard Beckinsdale) what was Beryl's pet name for her beloved?
32781. In 'The Lovers' what did the guy do when Beryl talked about marriage?
32786. What was special about the steam train 'The Mallard'?
32787. Friends star Matthew Perry's father found fame in the Sixties as what?
32788. What was special about the steam train 'Evening Star'?
32789. In which sport did Henry Higgins achieve fame?
32790. What is another name for the 'pre-selective multiphone' invented in 1905, and what was the name of the inventor?
32791. Who is said to be 'infallible'?
32792. In which sport did Gentlemen play Players?
32797. 'Being there is everything' - Which advert?
32798. What is a group of larks called?
32801. What were the names of Jesus' brothers?
32802. Arrange the following six men in the order in which they went into space. Virgil Grissom, John Glenn, Gherman Titov, Yuri Gagarin, Alan Shepherd, and Malcolm Scott Carpenter?
32803. What is the name of a group of crows called?
32806. What is a group of rabbits called?
32807. The term 'store high in transit' refers to what?
32808. Who holds the career record for most touchdowns receiving by a Green Bay Packer?
32811. Between two songs John Lennon yells, "O Look Out!" What are these two songs?
32817. From where do we get the word 'ebonics'?
32818. What was the very first ironclad ship?
32819. What is the currency of Botswana?
32820. What is the basic unit of plane angle in SI system?
32824. Which is the first patented item by an African American?
32825. What does the 1600 in the address of the White House represent?
32830. Does anyone out there know how old Susan Lucci is?
32831. In terms of American Government, what three groups constitute an 'Iron Triangle' and what is its purpose?
32834. What is the proper spelling of acephisidy (asafoetida), the bag worn by Fred Sanford to ward off toothache pain?
32835. What was the name of the film producer in 'The Godfather' who had the horse's head in his bed?
32836. Which group of animals shares its name with an archbishop?
32837. Who was Elizabeth I's husband?
32838. What is Margaret Thatcher's occupation today?
32840. What is the fastest bird, and how fast can it fly?
32841. How did they get the word Pepsi?
32848. Whom did Ghandi call Harijans, the children of God?
32851. What special talent did Molly Ringwald have in The Breakfast Club?
32852. Name the actress who played the pretty blond girl Elliot danced with in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial?
32853. How many Nightmare On Elm Street movies were made in the 80's?
32854. In 'The Empire Strikes Back' what was chewing on the power cables of the Millenium Falcon while Han Solo and company were hiding inside the asteroid cave?
32855. What was the license number on the Ghostbusters' car?
32857. Who is Europe's biggest military power and by how much?
32858. When was the soft drink Mountain Dew first introduced to consumers?
32859. What is ex-Steps member Lisa Scott-Lee's new single called?
32860. Who wrote the book 'Toilers of the Sea'?
32861. What lane did the Munster's live on?
32864. What is a group of whales called?
32865. What is a group of swans called?
32866. What is a baby swan called?
32867. In which country would you see an emu fly?
32868. How many general elections did Margaret Thatcher win?
32870. Which musical does the song Cabaret come from?
32871. Which actor played the only Dirty Dozen member to survive?
32875. What did astronaut John Glenn do as a career after retiring from astronauting?
32878. How did the Nazis find out that Anne Frank was hiding?
32879. Human saliva makes your hair discusting, yet cat saliva cleans their hair. Why is this?
32880. Why do they have Braille on a drive-up ATM machine?
32881. What is the largest prime number yet discovered?
32885. What world music star and occasional actor unsuccessfully ran for the presidency of his country in 1994?
32887. What piece of fruit has the most Vitamin C?
32890. Where is the official German Chess Association located?
32891. What kind of animal is the Giant Panda?
32892. What is the oldest living creature in the world?
32893. Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
32895. What record has spent the most consecutive weeks on the Top 10 in Soundscan history?
32896. In what physical manner did Saint Ignatus prefer to pray?
32898. What type of wood is most commonly used to manufacture baseball bats?
32899. What American company was the first to advertise its product on television in Russia?
32900. What is the largest satellite orbiting the Earth?
32902. What is the history of tea in England?
32903. What were Queen Victoria's last words?
32904. How many words are in the English language, and how many does the average English speaker use?
32907. What is a clip joint?
32908. What is a speakeasy?
32909. How big is Nelson's Column?
32910. Which countries conscript their armed forces?
32914. What happened on 3 November 1969 in a football match between Tongham of Surrey and Hawley, which had never happened before and has never happened again?
32915. Who was the last Formula One world champion to win his first race in the same season as his first championship?
32916. What is the definition of a major planet. Some sources give the nine planets in the solar system as the major planets, and asteroids, etc., as minor planets. Other sources give Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune as the major planets and the others as minor planets?
32918. For which football club did Shakin' Stevens play as a star striker?
32919. Some men grow only the small section of hair under their bottom lip. What is this section called?
32920. Who was the last person to go down Niagara Falls in a barrel?
32921. In the classic film 'How Green Was My Valley' who taught Huw how to box?
32924. In the United States, what is the difference between a bar and a saloon?
32925. By what name were brothers Chang and Eng Bunker better known?
32933. What on earth is that blue tripod 'thing' that's put in with takeaway pizzas, and what are you meant to do with it?
32938. What was the first Olympic sport that women competed in, tennis or golf?
32940. In Discworld what does Death keep in his umbrella stand?
32941. What elected office did Samuel F.B. Morse, the inventor of the Morse Code, twice run for unsuccessfully?
32945. What was the first state to set speed limits for its roads?
32946. What bird has the largest wing span?
32947. What year did 'The Simpsons' start?
32949. What sea animal has the largest eye?
32950. What species did the Romans wipe out for their gladiator games?
32951. What is the most radioactive food?
32953. Who will be the next president of Argentina after the balotage?
32957. What kind of business did the main characters on 'Kate and Allie' start in 1997?
32959. What are little boys made of?
32960. What is an ocnophil?
32961. In the show 'SpongeBob Squarepants' where exactly does SpongeBob live?
32963. What bay yields more oysters, clams, crab and fin fish per square mile than any other in the United States?
32964. How did Amanda Blake, Ms. Kitty of the show 'Gunsmoke,' contract the AIDS virus?
32967. Was 'Popcorn' a number one hit in the UK and the USA?
32968. What is the most common cause of death in Texas?
32969. Who invented the golf tee?
32970. Wich snake has the largest fangs in the world?
32971. Who said, "You smell like a brand new haircut?"
32976. What financially troubled nation's bid to be annexed by the U.S. failed to pass in the Senate?
32977. What were Freud's different stages of growth among children?
32978. In what year were Australian Aboriginals allowed to join schools along with white students?
32980. Who gently chastised Peter Jennings for calling him "the only famous black man in America" during the 2000 Republican Convention?
32981. Was Shelley Winters an Olympic swimmer?
32985. Who captained India in its first Test against Pakistan?
32986. What are the Highland Games?
32987. Which is healthier, butter or margarine?
32991. If you look at a picture of the famous 'black power salute' from the 1968 Olympics, do you know an interesting fact about an aspect of this pic that is not widely known - there may be a few but I'm looking for one in particular?
32993. From where comes the term 'dogfight' - meaning battle between two or more fighter airplanes?
32994. What were the ages of the youngest parents in the world?
32995. What was a Frogeye?
32996. Which international airline has the slogan 'Smooth As Silk'?
32997. Which former French colony in Africa gained independence in 1960?
32998. The word 'golf' entered into the English language from a game invented in Scotland. What was that game titled?