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Questions From May 04 03
33001. I think I have the DT's. What does DT mean?
33002. What does an actor do if he 'corpses'?
33003. How did Brian Epstein first learn about the Beatles?
33008. What does it mean when OJ (orange juice) is pasteurized?
33013. What well known actor is credited with coining the phrase 'cameo role'?
33014. Where is Armageddon?
33015. How many winds are there in Mahjong?
33016. What are the names of the dragons in Mahjong?
33017. Why did the Old English Language, when it changed, drop the 'E's on the back of every word?
33019. Who replaced Martina Hingis as world number 1 in October, 1998?
33020. Who left $9 million to give prizes in five different fields?
33021. Who lives at Home Hill (must be famous)?
33025. In 1989, what was the Snicker's candy bar called in England?
33026. What is the temperature of Lenin's Tomb?
33027. Who coined the phrase 'committed to exclusively peaceful and democratic means'?
33029. In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are the dwarfs related to each other or they are just diamond-digger friends that share the house?
33034. An ordinary Australian family immortalised by cinema goes on holiday to enjoy the serenity of which small town?
33035. Who were the Yippies?
33039. What is the highest grossing album in history and by who was it made?
33044. What NFL teams have never been in the Super Bowl?
33047. What is the full name of Death's grand-daughter?
33051. What are the little plastic things on the end of a shoelace, and who invented them?
33052. Which ruling duo were known as 'B and K'?
33054. What perk for Britons flying abroad was introduced in 1959?
33057. Bearing in mind the probability that this question has been asked before at some point or other, just who did actually invent the electric lightbulb, if not Edison?
33058. In which South African township did police shoot 56 people dead in 1960?
33060. What movie has Mickey Rourke slamming back drink after drink at a bar called the Golden Horn?
33062. What invention, linked with a third of 100, first went on sale in 1931?
33064. Who was the first person to appear on the covers of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated in the same week?
33065. What was the name of Lara's husband in the movie Dr. Zhivago?
33066. Does anyone know how old Peter Reckell from 'Days of Our Lives' is or his birthday?
33068. What does Golum call the ring?
33070. Alan North starred with Leslie Nielsen in the 80s sitcom 'Police Squad.' Why did North not reprise his role in the 'Naked Gun' film series?
33071. When was the first literary reference to elves?
33073. What was the first human made object to break the sound barrier?
33078. What Beatles LP is the biggest selling album of all time in Britain?
33080. What comedy movie's oft repeated phrase was 'What difference does it make'?
33081. Do bryophites have any vascular tissue, because I saw a definition that said they didn't have xylem but didn't say anything about phloem. If they don't, then how do they transport nutrients and minerals from the soil to the leaves and how do they transport glucose to the roots?
33082. What happens when you heat a diamond to 1400 -1607 degrees F?
33083. One of the greatest American poets, Ezra Pound, was arrested for treason in Italy in 1945 - what was the ultimate fate of Ezra Pound?
33084. How many kinds of pickles are there?
33085. Who was the first U.S. President to make a telephone call?
33088. What happens when you crack your knuckles?
33089. Why does your voice get higher when you inhale Helium?
33093. Who wrote, "We can trace almost all the disasters of English history to the influence of Wales"?
33094. In the book 'Gone With the Wind' what was 'gone' with the wind?
33095. What was the greatest come from behind victory in an NHL hockey game?
33098. What is Muckle Flugga?
33099. Where is the world's shortest scheduled flight?
33100. 'Yes, Madam, I am drunk, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly.' Who said this classic put-down line and to whom was it said?
33101. Which famous British city is the river Yare associated with?
33102. When is it grammatically correct to use an ampersand rather than the word 'and'?
33103. Which UK townspeople removed telegraph poles, buried the wires underground to preserve it's Tudor appearance (nearly all the houses are 400 years old)?
33105. Who is the only person permitted to have a private army in the UK?
33106. What is the name of the oldest pub in the UK?
33107. What is the name of the flag of the UK?
33108. How many miles is one lap around the Indianapolis 500 track?
33110. What is the strangest desease?
33111. Where are the halls of Montezuma and the shores of Tripoli located (from the Marine's Hymn)?
33116. How many episodes of 'Pokemon: The Series' were ever made?
33118. What city and state was the Tara plantation located in 'Gone With the Wind'?
33126. Which is the parent country of the cement major, Cemex (Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico)?
33130. What is the UK's newest national park?
33131. The Romans introduced roads in the UK, what was the name of the longest Roman road in the UK?
33132. What is page 3 of the SUN newspaper famous for?
33133. In what city was the movie The Blob filmed?
33136. Do you celebrate Mother's day in Great Britain?
33137. How many versions of Pac Man were made?
33138. Does anyone know the latitude and longitude (degrees and minutes) of the following world capitals: Libreville (Gabon), Nassau (Bahamas), Gaborone (Botswana), Astana (Kazakhstan) and Tawana (Kiribati)?
33139. Thousands of creatures fell in Sacramento, California in August 1870. These creatures coved the roof of the local opera house and the surrounding area. What were they?
33140. How long was the longest strike in the UK and where did it take place?
33141. What is a fart?
33143. What do the local people call 'The Great Pebble'?
33144. What is a 'burp'?
33145. What is a FARANG, GAJIN, and GWEILO?
33146. Soccer - Which player was a car mechanic in August 1998 but in September 1998 was a Premiership player?
33148. Where and when was Civil War Union General Oliver O. Howard's arm buried?
33150. What horse race brings Australia to a halt?
33151. What is the world's smallest monkey called?
33155. When the Noddy books were re-published in 1987, what did gnomes replace?
33157. Why is Spartel Island famous?
33160. Which Spanish football club does Carlos Roa play for?
33161. Where were Black Dogs 72 to the dollar?
33162. What does the word 'Messrs' after two names actually mean, as in Messrs Jones and Smith for example?
33163. When did Pakistan come into being?
33164. What is common to both Microsoft and Transmeta (Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds, Paul Allen)?
33165. Which is longer, the Nile or the Amazon?
33166. What was the most popular TV show in the U.S. during the mid 80s?
33169. What spice is made from flower tips?
33171. What is the title of the 'Beverly Hills Cop' theme?
33172. According to the adverts, with which cigarette were you never alone?
33174. During World War II what was PLUTO?
33175. What is the difference between a Welsh and Irish harp?
33176. Lake Superior is the world's largest fresh water lake, does it have a tide?
33177. What is meant by a viscous liquid?
33180. What kind of music was played on a washboard?
33181. When did the last steam train run on the London underground?
33182. Which character used to say 'Oh crikey' and 'Yarooooooo'?
33183. How many runs did the great Don Bradman score in his last Test innings and who did he play against?
33184. In 1935 what did the police do in the UK when they spotted a car breaking the speed limit?
33186. Which King of England said, "I don't like abroad, I've been there?"
33187. Who said, "I think it is about time we pulled our finger out?"
33188. Who said, "My own wife, as some people know, had a lot of children - eight, if I can remember rightly?"
33189. What is the boat's name of the pirate Sandokan?
33194. I read somewhere that the United States made more than two atomic bombs during World War II, and at least one of them was lost in the Pacific Ocean, is there any info to verify this or was it all fiction?
33206. 'Get in the game' is the slogan for what company?
33208. What is the name of the WB frog?
33210. Who was the Macedonian King who conquered Persia?
33211. On what continent did the game Mankala originate?
33215. Name the TV show that these theme song lines came from: 'Here in the west, we're living in the best,' and 'If anyone fights anyone one of us, he's got a fight with me' (A. Rawhide, B. Bonanza, C. Big Valley, D. Gunsmoke)?
33219. What is the name of the Actress who plays 'Lena' on All My Children?
33220. Where would the locals liken crossing Alps to 'going over the hill'?
33225. What are the top two deadliest snakes in the world and where do they live?
33233. How does a mood ring work?
33234. What happened to Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Hulette) of WWE fame?
33238. What is a marsupial and where can I find them?
33239. In the TV series 'MASH' where did the character Hawkeye Pierce come from?
33245. What gas usally cures hiccups?
33246. Who was the real Jack the Ripper?
33248. What 1970's syndicated Canadian-produced sitcom was about a Toronto Grocer?
33249. How does clay hold its shape?
33251. On which Star Trek show would I find Ben, Kassidy and Ezri?
33252. On which Star Trek show would I find Miles, Keiko and Julian?
33253. On which Star Trek show would I find Tom, B'Elanna and Harry?
33254. On which Star Trek show would I find Apollo, Sarina and Starbuck?
33255. Who was the captain on the first ever episode of Star Trek?
33256. Which English playwright had a father called John who was a glove-maker?
33257. Who poisoned Theoden's mind?
33259. In Greek mythology who is the god of the sun?
33260. How many volcanoes are there in Iceland?
33261. Who wrote the book 'The Riddle Of The Sands'?
33267. The Jetsons were a twenty-first century family. George and Jane were the parents, and Judy and Elroy were their children. In what housing complex did the family live?
33271. I know Maundy Thursday is when the Queen hands out specially minted silver coins, but what is the origin of this practise and what does Maundy mean?
33272. How many books did Dean R. Koontz write, and what are they?
33278. Why are Hibernian underneath a dividing line in the Scottish Premier division, and ranked below Dunfermline and Dundee, even though they have more points than both of these clubs?
33285. What is the A-Team?
33286. Which recording artists recorded 'Tumbling Tumble Weeds'?
33287. What is the longest adjective?
33289. Where is a shrimp's heart located?
33294. Why do we get hiccups?
33295. Who was the first U.S. president to appear on TV's Meet the Press?
33298. What is a lexicographer?
33302. Has any American Orchestra played at the British Proms?
33305. What is a dividend on a share?
33306. What college had Ken Reeves attended on 'The White Shadow' TV show?
33308. What were the very first words heard in every episode of the old TV classic, Rin Tin Tin?
33310. Why was the horse in National Velvet called 'The Pie'?
33312. What is the eastern most station on Singapore's rail system?
33314. What did the Wicked Witch of the West write in the sky in 'The Wizard of Oz'?
33316. In Bewitched what was Larry and Louise Tate's child's name?
33318. What was Thomas Jefferson the first president to avoid applying to his hair?
33319. What was the first television show to show nudity?
33320. Does the cheetah have any special adaptation skills?
33326. Why was the internet created and when was it created?
33327. Who won the 1994 NBA basketball championship?
33330. What date did Dale Ernhardt die?
33332. About what did King Edward 8th say 'something must be done'?
33333. In aviation talk, A is alpha. What is N?
33337. Did Shelly Long return for the 200th episode of Cheers?
33342. What causes mad-cow disease?
33343. First, can disinfectants destroy viruses, and if they can't, why do they try to disinfect surfaces to get rid of SARS? And second, if SARS is a tiny virus, does it really work to have a mask? Can't the virus pass through the fibers?
33344. Flowers, such as sunflowers, often follow light just like leaves. Can they photosynthesize too?
33348. I saw the X-Men 2 movie and I wanted to make sure if Gambit was or was not in the movie?
33351. In WWII, what was the most widely used Allied bomber?
33352. Who first said 'Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned'?
33359. What happened in 1936 for the first time since 1399?
33362. The monarchs of which two empires met for the first time in 1908?
33363. What does G.I. mean as in G.I. Joe?
33364. What does Geneva, Reykjavik and Washington, DC have in common?
33365. What do Trawsfynydd and Wylfa have in common?
33366. What is the name of the fruit forbidden in many Asian hotel rooms?
33368. The friendly bear in red and yellow clothes had many friends. What was the name of the elephant and the pug dog?
33369. In 1944 which was the first major French port to fall to the Allies after the landing at Normandy?
33371. I just cooked Adobo, what is it?
33372. Which country does the new World Snooker champion come from?
33374. Who was the first black player to captain England at football?
33375. How do I tell photos of sunrises from those of sunsets?
33379. Which company invented the TV remote control?
33382. What are the 'Seven Wonders of Wales'?
33383. I saw X2 the other day and when I looked things up on the IMDb there was a character called Kitty Pryde whom I don't remember seeing at all - any suggestions?
33384. We have taken many words from different countries, e.g. gingham, ketchup and sarong from Malay. During our colonial period what did the Malay word 'catty' mean?
33385. What is the nickname of the New Zealand basketball team?
33386. Why is Hope Street in Liverpool famous?
33387. What was remarkable about the 1910 general election?
33388. Soccer is the UK's number 1 spectator sport, what is number 2?
33390. Whose visit to the UK in 1982 was a first for 450 years?
33391. In England in 1916, which national treasure was sold at auction for 6000 pounds?
33392. Who was known as 'Crawfie'?
33393. Who said, "I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me"?
33394. How do homing pigeons find their way home?
33395. Why do we have an appendix?
33397. Why were the white horses carved in the hillsides of southern England?
33398. What cartoon character was created when his servants accidentally used ketchup instead of blood in his resurrections ritual?
33399. What 1998 novel did Entertainment Weekly call a 'catalogue of one woman's weight, alcohol intake, cigarette use and love life'?
33406. Who named New Orleans 'The Big Easy'?
33407. What city and state do Roseanne and Dan Conner live in?
33409. What causes appendixes to burst?
33410. Why do some people call it soccer and others football, where did they both originate?
33413. What's the use for tears when we cry and are the tear glands external or internal?
33416. Early exployer in 1900's named Stotzner ring a bell with first name?
33417. What is the difference between sour and bitter?
33418. Who among animals can form a congress: bears, baboons, beavers, or buffaloes?
33419. Who described the two moons of Mars around 150 years before US astronomer Asaph Hall discovered them (John Keats, Jane Austen, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift)?
33424. What is the most active region in the world for tornados?
33425. In what country do the nuns have the first name 'Marika'?
33427. During the Cuban missle crisis, who appeared before the UN on behalf of the USA?
33430. I've just read a comment and in it mentions room 101. What is the significance of this room?
33431. Which famous person, mummified after death, immortalised in song, was buried in Italy under a false name, was then returned to country of birth to be viewed by the public until now?
33433. What sitcom mom whined: 'I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride'?
33434. What comic strip brat's aberrant behavior could be controlled with Ritalin, according to Newsweek?
33437. August 27, 1883, the world witnessed a great explosion. Give me the location and by what means did the majority of people die?
33438. What crooner was the only musician Murphy Brown's infant son found comforting?
33439. Aussie cricket legends Steve and Mark Waugh also represented Croatia in what sport?
33440. She has a daugther in country music and a daugther becoming more recognized as an actress. Who is the mother?
33442. Are all species of spiders poisonous?
33445. Who was the first person killed in an aircraft accident?
33446. In 'The Wizard of Oz' were any of the cast Munchkins actually children, rather than midgets?
33448. Did the Minnesota Lakers ever win the championship?
33450. This was asked in a pub quiz I attended recently and the answer given - Oldsmobile - provoked much controversy. Which company manufactured the world's first mass-produced car using a production line?
33452. In what movie did Jack Nicholson sing 'Itsy Bitsy Spider'?
33454. Are 'Daddy Long Legs' specified as spiders?
33456. What is the difference between a program and a programme?
33458. Is it true that when making ice cubes, hot water freezes quicker than cold?
33459. This box contained a first edition Little Black Book, a Members Only jacket, a picture of Elvis and a special mixture of cologne (part Old Spice, part Hi Karate and something that takes spots out.) Who owned this box?
33460. What is the mass of one liter of H2O on the moon?
33462. What are the Eos projects?
33467. Where did the phrase 'pink-slip' come from?
33469. What is country singer George Jones' middle name?
33470. On what grounds did Don Bradman play his first and last Test matches?
33471. They were first mentioned in a report in the 1870s in England. What are they?
33473. When did Goethe write the 'Roemische Elegien'?
33475. Who was recognized as the world's first billionaire?
33480. The Neneh Cherry song '7 Seconds' (25 Jun 94) features Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour singing in French, but what is the English translation of the parts he sings?
33486. "When two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather." This saying is attributed to whom?
33487. When Confucius was 3, which one of his family members died?
33490. Does everyone at the bar go to the opera with Diane on 'Diane Chambers Day' on Cheers?
33491. In cricket how can you score 17 runs off one ball without there being any overthrows?
33494. Which Scottish international scored 7 goals in a F.A. cup tie and still finished on the losing side?
33495. John Embury scored 46 runs for an England XI against Hobart in 1986. Why is his name in the first class records?
33496. What is S.A.D?
33498. Who is considered to be the first woman to write in the English language?
33499. Where is the smallest police station in England?