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Questions From May 12 03
33501. Which is the official parish church for Buckingham Palace?
33503. Is there any truth in the story I recently have heard that the English 'Mother Day' tradition originally derived from a misunderstood 'Modder' or 'Moder' day, which was a tribute to some local Rev. Mod(d)er?
33505. Which planet is named after the Roman goddess of love?
33506. What US state is Robbie Williams' crib in?
33507. In 'Beauty and the Beast' what is the name of Gaston's sidekick?
33508. In the film 'Bugsy Malone' what is the name of the gang leader?
33510. Which Duran Duran releases made it to number one in the UK, and on what dates?
33511. Where would one find the largest congregation of people at one time?
33512. What large mammal can be found living in UK cities?
33514. 'Magic Moments' was a hit for what singer, who wrote it, and what was on the flip side?
33516. When was Ted Bundy convicted of 1st degree murder?
33518. What creature is a good luck symbol for the Detroit Red Wings hockey team and why?
33519. When was the first Polaris snowmobile made?
33520. Where is the championship hillclimb?
33521. Which actor provided the sneezes for Sneezy in Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'?
33522. What company invented the first snowmoble and when?
33523. Who was said to be the model for the Uncle Sam poster?
33525. What talk show host did Bill O'Reilly charge with 'spouting propaganda' and liken to Joseph Goebels?
33526. What two adjoining nations share the telephone 'country code' of 1?
33529. Which US state's motto translates into 'By and By'?
33530. What was the first name of the young girl who won a chance to be kissed by Conrad Birdie in the stage musical 'Bye Bye Birdie'?
33533. Who are the only three players in NFL history to post 20,000 career all-purpose yards?
33536. What was the name of the shampoo from the 70's that claimed to mend split ends?
33539. Is 3/4 a unit fraction?
33542. What 'Saturday Night Live' call-in show asked listeners to dial 555-4444?
33544. Which Portuguese explorer named a small volcanic island in the South Atlantic after himself?
33549. What is a group of foxes called?
33552. Name the famous person who was asked 'What is truth...' What was his reply, and who asked him this?
33553. What is the rarest baseball card and what is its estimated worth?
33557. What are the most popular cigarettes in the land of the Brits?
33560. Does the number 378 mean anything significant in any sport?
33561. In Robin Hood, who gives the bride Maid Marion away?
33562. In Brigadoon, what flowers did Fiona gather for her sister's wedding?
33564. Tucunare fillets with chips - Which river is this fish caught in?
33565. Which well known singer lost both parents in a car crash?
33566. What island would you be living on if you lived in Gununa?
33567. Which is the tallest mountain in the southern hemisphere and which country is it in?
33568. In the film Pulp Fiction, the character Jules reads a passage from the Bible to unfortunates that he is about to shoot dead. Can someone please tell me where I can find the exact verbatim as read by Jules?
33569. Which football league team's ground in Britain is the highest above sea level ?
33570. Which picturesque European castle claims to be the most photographed castle in the world?
33571. What Silverchair song refers to one of its memeber's battle with anorexia?
33574. What language is spoken by the most people?
33575. Which team had the most appearances in English FA Cup finals?
33576. What Aussie rock legend's biography is sub-titled 'scarred for life'?
33582. During the Middle Ages, what nasty animals where kept in the moats around castles?
33587. In the Laura Lee Hope books, the Bobbsey Twins, are these books based on real peoople?
33591. Who is King Henry the 3rd?
33594. Before being moved to the Tower of London, where were the Crown Jewels housed?
33595. What was the name of the first chimp at London Zoo and how did he arrive?
33596. What is the largest company in Britain?
33598. How many milligrams are in one gram?
33599. Which famous silent screen star had a brother called Jack who was also an actor?
33600. What food means to create gas in the bowels of the Devil?
33604. I loved 'The Lone Ranger' when I was a kid. Can you tell me his horse's name before he found Silver?
33605. Tonto, the Lone Ranger's sidekick, was an Indian in real life from which tribe?
33607. Who was the first presidential wife to be called the 'First Lady'?
33609. How many ringlets of hair did Shirley Temple have on her head?
33610. What was the name of the 'witch doctor' that looked after Samantha and Endora on Bewitched?
33612. What Arab leader sued Le Nouvel Observateur for libel in 1997 for calling him a 'poor simpleton,' and 'cretin,' and a 'monster'?
33613. What's the only pasta to eat for good luck on New Year's Day according to Sicilian tradition?
33615. Who is Bam Margera?
33616. Who invented the biro?
33617. U.S. currency, where will I find a picture of a 1927 Hupmobile?
33618. How many arrows are in the talons of the bald eagle on a U.S. one dollar bill?
33619. What animal is found on the flip side of the Canadian dollar coin issued in 1988?
33620. What capital city means 'island of poles'?
33621. What gun was used to kill Abraham Lincoln?
33628. What does 'third-world' in 'third-world countries' mean?
33632. How do your tastebuds go away, and how do you grow new ones?
33637. What was Bill Clinton's birth name?
33640. What does the Minnesota Twins 'TC' logo on their hats stand for?
33641. What was Lee Harvey Oswald's occupation during the time he killed John F. Kennedy?
33642. Why did Tonto call the Lone Ranger "kemosabi"?
33646. What is the little card in a box of chocolates called that describes which chocolates have which fillings?
33647. Is it true that what was called fog in London is actually smog?
33650. Was the 'virgin' Queen Elizabeth really a virgin?
33651. How were the boundaries of the states of the US determined?
33654. What is the largest state in the USA east of the Mississippi River?
33656. When and where was Confederate General Richard S. Ewell's amputated leg buried?
33657. What animal can form a congress?
33659. In 'Miami Vice' what was the name of Crockett's boat?
33660. Quentin Tarantino appeared as an Elvis impersonator at the wedding of a character on what TV series?
33661. What is the name of the national park in northern Australia?
33662. Is Sydney the capital of Australia, and if not, why not?
33663. What are the names of the lions on the steps of the New York Public Library?
33664. What are the names of the two lions outside the Hong Kong bank in Hong Kong?
33665. As I live in South Wales, I am interested to know why New South Wales was so named?
33667. Who has appeared on the cover of TIME magazine the most?
33668. What U.S. President's motorcade was nearly hit by a tornado?
33669. Many years ago there was a horrific incident where a mountain of slag covered a school in South Wales and killed many children. Where was the village that the whole of Wales mourned for?
33677. What is the most popular Matchbox car model?
33679. What was the name of Barbie's first black friend?
33680. What was Eleanor Roosevelt's maiden name?
33681. Which James Bond actor was a relative of Ian Fleming?
33682. What film required Gwyneth Paltrow to wear lentil beanbags on her breasts and elbows?
33684. Which man spent the most days in space?
33685. How much American counterfeit money is in circulation?
33687. In my village, we have a famous person buried at Babell Chapel, who was he?
33689. If counterfeiting poses no major threat to the US economy, why are the Yanks making the first major change ($20) in the printing of their currency?
33691. In which city in the UK would I find 'THE HENS AND CHICKEN THEATRE'?
33692. Where is the official ANICC hillclimb held?
33694. Does fruit ripen more quickly when placed next to bananas, and if so, why?
33696. Does English law specify hours during which it is illegal to light a bonfire?
33698. Can anyone remember both the name of the song and the TV series it belongs to, whose main character is a dog who saves people, with the following lines from the song: "Down the road, that's where I long to be. Every step I take I'm making new friend's?"
33700. Who wrote 'Olly Olly Oxen Free', the song made famous by the Kingston Trio?
33701. I believe that Ben Franklin suggested Daylight Saving Time, when did he suggest this?
33702. What is Orlando Bloom's middle name?
33703. What is a group of candidates called, and what is a group of flamingos called?
33708. How many steps does the average person make in a day, and how many times does a person walk the circumference of the earth in a lifetime?
33710. What engine powered the Avro Manchester?
33713. The beautiful and talented Carlene Carter got in some trouble with the law 2 years ago. Whatever happened to her?
33714. To promote an upcoming movie, NBC sent out a videotape of the film with a nutcracker and two walnuts. Which movie was this promotion for?
33715. What was Superman's home town as a boy?
33718. What Tom Cruise movie did Pauline Kael call 'a recruiting poster that isn't concerned with recruiting but with being a poster'?
33719. What law professor helped found the ACLU's Women's Rights Project before becoming a member of the U.S. Supreme Court?
33729. Did the group Pigbag have any UK hits other than ''Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag''?
33731. The 1964 movie 'The Killers' was the last movie for which actor?
33732. In 'The X-Files' what was the name of Scully's dog and what happened to him in real life?
33734. What area is said to be haunted by the Flying Dutchman?
33739. Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10?
33742. What was the first women's college in the United States?
33744. When was the first hamburger created, and whose idea was it?
33746. Did Daniel Boone ever marry, and if so, to whom?
33747. What is dust made out of?
33748. Who was the most famous criminal in the American West? It's not Jesse James.
33761. What is the difference between the majors Criminal Justice and Criminology?
33775. Do you need a licence in the UK to keep an owl?
33776. In the 'Alien' with Sigourney Weaver, who played the alien?
33780. Superman goes to Kandor where he has no super powers, why is this?
33782. How is Chow Yun-Fat killed near the end of the 2000 film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'?
33786. When was the last solar eclipse?
33787. At 18, I was injured in a bus accident that left me with a crippled foot and in pain for most of my life. During my recuperation I taught myself to paint, and frequently utilized graphic images to depict my physical and emotional suffering. Married to a fellow artist, I only had three exhibitions during my brief lifetime, at the last one, in my native Mexico, I was carried in on a stretcher. In 1995, 41 years after my death, one of my paintings sold for more than $3 million, the second-highest price ever for a work by a female artist. Who am I?
33789. What is the monetary unit of Hungary?
33793. What did Greg call the basket of food that Carol and Alice made for the camping trip?
33794. Does anyone know what community 'The Little Rascals' lived in?
33798. Where is the highest paved roadway in the continental United States?
33808. What pop culture magazine did Rolling Stone guru Jann Wenner buy from Warner in 1989?
33810. What makes your stomach ache?
33811. Does the Guinness Book of Records recognise the world record for the fastest yard of ale?
33813. What is the difference in miles between the optimum road distance from Land's End to John O'Groats and the straight line distance?
33817. What religion provides a Bethel Tour?
33818. Who sung country's 'Angry American'?
33819. What Toby Keith CD has sold over 338,000 copies?
33821. Who is the governor of Hawaii in 2003?
33822. How old was Michael Jackson in 1979?
33825. Is there such a thing as a Fuzzy Apple?
33826. Some people use punching bags to take away their anger or stress, why do they do this?
33828. What is the name of the karaoke song Cameron Diaz sang in "My Best Friend's Wedding"?
33829. What is the difference between a first cousin once removed and a second cousin?
33830. On what day do most car accidents happen?
33831. Which vegetable is the oldest known?
33832. Is the group ELO still together?
33833. What is the Ku Klux Klan?
33835. What is the longest country name, and the longest county name?
33836. What do you call a 'Minute Man'?
33837. Is it true that the ancient Romans buried pregnant women alive, and what did they do to deserve this punishment?
33840. Aborigines go walkabout, why?
33841. Which language has more words?
33842. When you speak of 10w motor oil, what does the w stand for?
33845. What is Homer Simpson's email address?
33849. Who made up the name 'French manicure'?
33853. What gymnast performed the first backward somersault on the uneven bars in the Olympics?
33854. How many Olympics were cancelled due to war?
33855. In what city is the U.S. silver depository located?
33856. How do you make a 'pink lady'?
33857. What was the name of Fred Flintstone's paper boy?
33859. Who is known for saying, 'By crackie!'?
33860. Somebody (no names) has mentioned mock battles but what is mock turtle soup?
33861. Does anyone know if the music critic Keith Fordyce is still alive or not, he used to write for NME music magazine, and if so, what age is he?
33866. Is St. John the Baptist a patron saint of anywhere?
33869. Why can't you get a tan on your palms?
33874. What deadbeat nation's unpaid United Nations bill reached a record $2.3 billion in 2001?
33876. Why is it that when you put nice soft music on, babies behave good, but once hard loud music is on, they go nuts?
33878. Were insects created before the flood or after?
33884. There's this Australian ad on TV for Lynx deodorant with a man in an elevator attracting a businesswoman with his scent - does anyone know the name of the song in the background?
33895. Who took the first picture in color?
33897. An ordinary Australian family, immortalised by cinema, goes on holiday to enjoy the serenity of which small town?
33902. Which country is the world's number one supplier of vanilla (Bahamas, Bulgeria, Madagascar, Mexico)?
33903. Which movie pioneer lived a life with a 'vanishing point' (Jules Marey, Thomas Edison, Louis le Prince, Athanasius Kircher)?
33904. How old is Juliet in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"?
33906. Why is the 0 on a phone after 1 and not before 1?
33907. Which way does a compass point in space?
33908. Why was Stefan Effenberg sent home from the 1994 World Cup?
33909. Which English Premier footballer came on as a substitute for his father during an international match?
33910. Who was the only Formula 1 driver to win the title after his death?
33911. In what sport would you take a rest and use a spider?
33912. Who is the highest ranked Asian snooker player?
33917. I've heard about Globalisation, what is it and is it good or bad?
33919. How high is Qomolangma Feng, and who climbed it first and when?
33920. What island in Michigan has never had a traffic accident and why?
33921. What is the name of the island that Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg bought?
33931. Who was the last male player for the Republic of Ireland senior soccer team to score against England either in a friendly or competitive match?
33934. What is the world's most expensive food?
33945. What causes the geiger-counter-type clicking sound in my computer when I log on or go to a new website, etc.?
33952. How many people were listed in the first telephone book?
33955. How many spots were painted on each of the Dalmatian puppies in Disney's animated film '101 Dalmatians'?
33956. Is perfume really made out of horse pee?
33957. What are Koplik's spots?
33959. For one week every year, this airport is the busiest in the world, name it?
33960. Name the Milan basketball team owned by NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and its contact address?
33962. Who wrote the 1960's revolutionary journal 'Do It'?
33963. What is Bob Seger's song Beautiful Loser about?
33967. Where is the punk band Goldfinger from?
33968. Are the 'All-American Rejects' Canadian or American?
33971. Why is it that it's good to score under par in golf but it's bad to be 'under par' in anything else?
33972. Why was the WICKED BIBLE so named?
33973. At the PASSOVER SEDER dinner why is there a seat left empty?
33974. In 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' how many "lives of men" did Gandalf say he had lived?
33977. What former U.S. president was inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 2001?
33978. Is there a difference between diet sodas and normal sodas?
33979. We have just had the world premier of the film 'SEABISCIUT,' who plays the title role?
33980. What is Johnny Knoxville's daughter's name?
33981. Apart from Seabiscuit and Hidalgo, are there any other films about famous racing horses?
33982. Which computer is the best at chess?
33983. I live in Wales and I am asking the people who live in Canada this, is Vancouver small or large, and if it is small, can you name the places there for me please?
33985. In Norse mythology what is the name of the bridge between heaven and earth, and who guards it (can't have any riff raff just walking up to heaven)?
33988. What is it illegal to do in Toronto if you have been eating garlic?
33991. Where does the term narcissistic come from?
33994. Does our moon have an atmosphere?
33996. How did our moon get its name 'Moon,' and has it ever had any other name?
33997. Which U.S. president married his teacher?
33998. Is Christopher Columbus Jewish?