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Questions From Jun 23 00
3501. When lightning strikes the ground, it sometimes leaves a mass of fused material. What is this called?
3502. What year did Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle make their Major League debuts?
3504. In the movie 'War Games' what did the computer's initials W.O.P.R. stand for?
3515. When was the last time the Cleveland Indians won the World Series?
3521. Who sings the song 'Key Largo' in the Acura commercial?
3523. Who created the mercury thermometer?
3525. What living thing is born a male and slowly evolves into a female?
3526. What was the only silent movie to ever win an Acadamy Award?
3529. Who invented the hide-a-way bed?
3535. Who was Kelso?
3540. Which shoe brand's advertisement features a song by blues musician Muddy Waters: Adidas, Timberland, Hush Puppies, or Doc Martens?
3546. What was the main embalming ingredient first used in America?
3553. What were the Detroit Lions called in 1930?
3556. Who is the most published author of all time?
3558. About how much does Mexico City sink every year?
3560. What did Prince William once flush down the toilet?
3562. Who won the Super Bowl in 1980?
3563. What was the most popular soft drink in 1980?
3565. Who won the World Series in 1980?
3566. Who was the first US president born outside the original thirteen states?
3567. Who were the first men to take off in a balloon and reach the stratosphere?
3569. Which software geek is lavishing millions on setting up a Jimi Hendrix museum: Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, Steve Wozniiak, or Marc Andersen?
3570. On a railroad train, who rides in the cupola?
3572. What TV character said, "You see that guy over there? Now, he's an actor. The guy on the phone? He's a prizefighter. This lady over here? She's a beautician. The man behinder her? He's a writer. Me? I'm a cab driver"?
3573. Opening at the Broadway Theater in New York on May 21, 1959, which Merrick-Hayward-Laurents-Styne-Sondheim musical ran for 702 performances?
3574. What famous British actor changed his name to honor his schoolmaster who helped him obtain a scholarship to Oxford University?
3576. What opened in Niblo's Gardens in New York City in 1866?
3577. In what year did the soundtracks to My Fair Lady, Carousel, The King and I, and Mary Poppins win Gold Record awards?
3582. Which famous singer, guitarist and songwriter did his first public singing on radio station KLCN in Blytheville, Arkansas, when he was in high school?
3583. What film portrays the adventures of Richard Burton and John Speke?
3588. What novel portrays Professor Moriarity as having never actually been a criminal mastermind but in fact a mathematics genius?
3589. Who performed the piano pieces stored on the two Voyager probes information discs?
3592. What novelist had a 17 year affair with his student, Syed Ross Masood, the grandson of a most influential Muslim in India?
3593. In what work does the writer denounce Christianity, while calling women the 'most dangerous plaything'?
3653. Why did Columbus abandon two of his four ships while sailing in the Carribean in 1502?
3657. When did Babe Ruth hit the first home run of his Major League career?
3658. What is NCC-1701?
3661. What is the most poisonous spider in the world?
3663. What did Charlie Brown's father do for a living?
3664. What rock band produced the album 'Smell the Glove'?
3667. Who shot the lowest 18 hole round ever recorded in a PGA tournament?
3669. What were the names of the Three Musketeers?
3670. Who was the first female US Supreme Court justice?
3673. "When ***** speaks, everyone listens!" What is the name of the investment firm in this slogan?
3674. What was the dog's name on the 'Johnny Quest' cartoon show?
3678. What does 'kung fu' mean in Chinese?
3679. Where are most of the bones in the human body found?
3680. Why is the White House white?
3681. In which wing of the White House is the Oval Office located?
3683. Who was 'The Great One'?
3684. What was the name of the first rabbit in space?
3685. In Greek mythology who were the parents of the love child Harmonia?
3694. What music artist said, "Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jiving too"?
3695. Who currently holds the title of the NBA's Ironman for consecutive games played?
3700. Who won the Nobel Peace prize in 1972?
3701. Who was Time Magazine's Man of the Year in 1938?
3703. What college team has won more NCAA indoor track championships than any other?
3704. Which US tennis player's parents fled Communist China?
3705. Who wrote the first manual of chess instruction in 1561?
3709. USA Weekend magazine, Wrestling vs. Baseball, who was on the cover?
3713. Where can you find Papua, New Guinea?
3719. What is the theory of relativity?
3724. What ancient dramatist supposedly died when an eagle dropped a turtle on his head?
3733. Who wrote an unfinished symphony in A minor in 1882?
3734. In 1758, who wrote the following, "Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promise and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetick?"
3736. What city name is found on every continent?
3737. What was the name of Sky King's nephew, brother to Penny?
3741. What was Mighty Mouse's girlfriend's name?
3751. Ancient people thought living things could come about from non-living things. Thus they thought rotting meat could produce fly maggots. Who finally disproved this idea called 'spontaneous generation'?
3752. What is the world's lowest river?
3753. Which explorer gave California the names of San Diego, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and Carmel, among others?
3754. What city is capital of the Hyogo Prefecture?
3756. What is synovial fluid?
3767. Which NHL goalie owns the record for most consecutive shutouts?
3768. Who performed 'Johnny B. Goode' for the film 'Back to the Future'?
3771. There once was a man who went looking for an honest man. Who was he and what is the story?
3773. Who was Julia Robert's body double in 'Pretty Woman'?
3776. What French cigarette brands were available in Paris in the thirties?
3783. What was the 1992-2000 US president's name in 1950?
3784. What is the name of the MGM Grand Lion?
3785. Willie Mays made his 'great catch' in what World Series?
3790. Who was the first person ever to hit a home run in Major League Baseball?
3793. In the movie 'Vertigo' what outfit was Kim Novak wearing when she faked the death?
3796. In 'Star Wars IV: A New Hope' if Luke's aunt and uncle are not his real aunt and uncle, who told them to look after him?
3799. What two European powers declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939?
3800. What animated kitty was the first cartoon character licensed for use on merchandise?
3802. Who is the oldest champion in Wimbledon's men's singles?
3803. Who is the youngest champion in Wimbledon's women's singles?
3805. Who is the only author to have a book in every catagory under the Dewey Decimal System?
3807. What does the EOE Index measure?
3810. What are the names of two US state capitals that rhyme with each other?
3812. Aside from being a squirrel and a moose, what do Rocky and Bullwinkle represent?
3813. What US manufacturer said, "Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it. If you are sick, you shouldn't take it"?
3824. How many words are in the Bible?
3825. Which verse in the Bible is in the exact center?
3828. What was the first use for a screwdriver?
3829. What is the smallest working unit of the human brain?
3836. What year did Micheal Jordan win the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year?
3839. What two sports have telltales?
3845. Who was the first woman to wear pants in movies?
3846. How many toothpicks were dropped in the movie 'Rain Man'?
3847. Can you really hear the ocean when you put a seashell up to your ear?
3848. What is the only planet not named after a god?
3850. How many holes did it take for Englishman William Hall to commit suicide using a power drill?
3853. What parts of the human body are the same size at birth as in adulthood?
3855. What was Roscoe P. Coltraine's dog's name on 'The Dukes of Hazzard'?
3857. What is the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack?
3859. What was the slogan of the Rockhead and Quarry Cave Construction Company?
3861. What is the origin of the name 'private' in the military?
3869. What state in the continental United States is an island?
3871. Oscar Wilde said of what English artist and writer that he was neither flesh nor blood, but a "monstrous orchid"?
3876. Until 1796 there was a state in the United States called Franklin. What is it known as now?
3877. Who is Camille Pisarro?
3879. In which hospital did Elvis Presley die?
3891. What do the six flags represent at the Six Flags amusement parks?
3892. What is the smallest unit of time?
3894. Who said, "That's all, folks"?
3896. What artist helped found the Phalanx, belonged to Berlin's Sezession, was a citizen of three countries, and created works from folk art to pure abstraction?
3898. Aeschylus and Shelley wrote works with the same word in the title. What word is that?
3900. What is the largest rubber band ball on record?
3902. According to myth who made George Washington's false teeth?
3903. In what film does Taylor find the Statue of Liberty half buried in the sand by the shore?
3904. What toy character got four write-in votes in the 1985 Boise, Idaho mayoral election?
3905. What American League team drafted NFL quarterback Dan Marino in 1979?
3907. During a 1931 Exhibition game Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were struck out at consecutive at-bats by a woman. Who was the woman?
3910. What is the historical significance of Peri's Dafne?
3911. What color are mongooses? Are they often white?
3917. What was the first city to have its streets featured on a Monopoly board?
3919. What US president was born on the 4th of July?
3924. What was the real name of the dolphin that played Flipper in the original TV series?
3926. What was Scott Rolen's batting average in the Major League in 1996?
3928. What was the name of the twin engine Lockheed Electra that Amelia Earhart supposedly perished in?
3930. Who was the first woman contestant on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'
3931. What was Sam's last name on the 'Brady Bunch' TV show?
3937. Who is the only pitcher to pitch a no-hitter and hit two home runs?
3939. Did Larry Brown play for the North Carolina Tar Heels?
3941. Which famous artist had an affair with Tommaso de' Cavalieri?
3942. Who wrote the The Paradox of Acting (1773-1778)?
3943. What famous artist illustrated a work by Gogol and designed costumes for Stravinsky's 'Firebird'?
3952. Who were the two men to sign the Declaration of Independence and later serve as US president?
3953. What is the longest of Alexander Pushkin's complete prose tales?
3955. Whose pseudonym was C33?
3956. What was the name of H.G. Wells' first book?
3957. What is Mono Basin? When and how was it formed and what is its exact location?
3961. What is the origin of the term 'buck' meaning a dollar?
3962. How many teeth do cows have? Do they have teeth in both the upper and lower jaw?
3968. The Olympic games opened in what city on August 1, l936?
3970. The tallest wave ever observed was spotted in the north Pacific in 1933. How tall was it?
3971. What is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box?
3975. Does anyone have any trivia facts about Harry S. Truman?
3987. What is pogonophobia?
3996. Who shot Cyrus?
3997. What animal laughs at you if you miss all three shots in Nintendo's video game 'Duck Hunt'?
3999. What board game's 1984 success prompted the return to TV of 'Jeopardy'?