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Questions From Jul 23 03
36501. What is a pentagram?
36503. What is the name of the broken English often spoken in Jamaica?
36508. If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth?
36512. Which Californian festival brought Jimi Hendrix fame in the US?
36513. In which street did the Great Fire of London begin?
36514. Francine Pascal's novels, set in a Californian high school, became a popular 1990's TV series. What was it called?
36517. What command would have followed 'Worm and sponge!'?
36518. What word connects a python dressed as a lady, and a container for seasoning?
36519. One in every how many people are allergic to dairy products?
36524. During the time of the Chicago fire there was another fire with much greater loss of life and property value. Name the fire and if you could I would like to read about it, so add a reference please.
36526. The classic Treasure Island inspired which sci-fi animated movie?
36527. In Reign of Fire what kind of creature terrorised the world?
36528. Who played Austin Powers' father in 'Goldmember'?
36529. "After a night they can't remember, comes a day they'll never forget." This is the tagline to which comedy?
36530. What are the origins of the Rollright stones?
36532. On Shrove Tuesday, Ashbourne in Derbyshire holds a football match, can you name the goal areas?
36533. When Shakespeare was in London 16 years, where did Anne Hathaway live?
36536. Does anyone know what happened to Minkus on "Boy Meets World"? He was on the earlier seasons, then he disapeared and I never heard why the character or the actor himself left the show.
36537. What was written on the front of Ken Kesey's bus?
36538. The great linguist Harold Williams was said to have spoken 58 languages. Is there somewhere that lists all the languages he spoke? Were his abilities limited to only European based languages, or also included Asian or African languages?
36540. What shipwreck lost the most lives on Lake Superior?
36546. In business terms what is a Boston Matrix?
36549. On Bewitched, Samantha and Endora are discussing getting a date for Endora. Which actor did they say was a warlock?
36555. What was the name of the male lead in the stage production of 'Chicago'?
36559. Why does the sun lighten our hair but darken our skin?
36563. Who wrote the "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)"?
36565. What fire has had the largest loss of life in history?
36567. Where did the League of Nations meet?
36577. Why do US people refer to the toilet as the "bathroom" when in most cases the room in question does not have a bath in it?
36578. What is unusual about all of Virginia Woolf's books?
36579. In Lilo & Stitch, who was Lilo's favourite singer?
36580. Which sci-fi film used the famous catchline, "In space no one can hear you scream"?
36581. In Stuart Little 2, what was Stuart's new friend Margolo?
36582. Where would you find Britain's largest cathedral?
36583. What is the official church of the British press and what is unique about it?
36584. What was the name of the first locomotive and where can you find it?
36585. Where are the Shambles and why is it so called?
36586. Lucitania is the ancient name for what country?
36588. What collective name was given to Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.?
36589. Which Motown singer/songwriter was once described by Bob Dylan as America's greatest living poet?
36590. What was the first show on the Fox TV network to win an Emmy Award?
36591. Did Newman on the 'Seinfeld' show have a first name?
36592. What is Stonehenge and what is it used for?
36598. What number designates the current French Republic?
36599. What is the largest object ever dragged from the bottom to the top of a mountain?
36600. Who were Redd Foxx's parents and grandparents and when were they born?
36602. Who is the world's heaviest person?
36603. What is the most acidic citrus fruit?
36604. When a person is having a bad experience on LSD, what drug do doctors give them to calm them down?
36606. What is the loop on a belt that holds the loose end of the belt called?
36607. Although never mentioned on-air during the run of Bewitched, a book released in 1965 gave a last name for Samantha before she married Darrin. What was the last name given in this book?
36611. Is fungus contagious?
36615. Water is polar. What is oil and what is soap, and do soap, water, and oil bind to each other?
36617. What literary figure wondered, to the point of frustration, what happened to the ducks in Central Park during the winter?
36619. What is the capital of the Isle of Man?
36620. Where in the Bible is it made clear that smoking is a sin?
36626. What famous person sang about Trenchtown?
36627. Who wrote 'The House of the Rising Sun'?
36628. Who was the last US astronaut to make a solo space flight?
36629. What name is used in filmmaking when the original directors name has been removed from the credits?
36633. Which author inspired the names of bands Steely Dan and Soft Machine?
36634. "On the 24th of February, 1815, the lookout of Notre Dame de la Garde Signalled the three-master, the 'Pharaon' from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples." This is the first sentence of which book?
36637. Which actress played the lead female role in the 1933 classic 'King Kong?'
36638. On the reverse side of their second album cover, who does Jefferson Airplane give credit to as their "Spiritual Director?"
36640. Has anyone ever compiled a list of the Seven Wonders of the USA, and if so, what are they?
36641. What is the name of the Mummy in the 1999 movie version of the story?
36642. Which film company is famous for releasing popular horror movies from the 50's through the late 70's, and what was the last movie made by this company?
36645. Does anyone know if the Soup Nazi on 'Seinfeld' had a name besides "Soup Nazi"?
36646. Does anyone know what 99's name was on "Get Smart?" I don't mean Barbara Feldon, I mean like 86 is Max Smart, so it's her name on the show?
36648. How long in feet is an hour's worth of cassette tape?
36649. What is the standard measurement for the intensity of light, candlepower?
36651. What is the tallest building in the UK?
36652. How tall must a building be for it to be considered a "skyscraper?"
36653. What was the name of the young cousin who joined the Brady Bunch household in their final season, and who was the actor?
36655. Who played Moes Harper in "The Searchers"?
36656. "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of ... but that ain't no matter," is the first line of what novel?
36657. "The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest," is the first line of what novel?
36661. Where is Karl Marx buried?
36663. Was Karl Marx an atheist?
36664. Who was the last pope to be martyred?
36666. Why is it called pineapple when there is neither pine nor apple in it?
36668. Why do people in England tend to say, "It's too cold to snow?" It's colder at the poles and there's loads of the stuff there!
36672. What is Britain's largest crop grown in her farms?
36675. A former work colleague always used to express surpise by saying " 'Aha', she said as she waved her wooden leg." Does anyone know the origin of this?
36677. Since we are using up the planet's resources, along with droughts and water shortages, how much less water do we have compared to 100 years ago?
36679. When were old age pensions introduced in the UK?
36680. What is the term for a figure of speech by which an impression is deliberately given that something is less important than it really is, e.g. "rather a setback" for a complete disaster. The word is also used in cell biology?
36681. In 1880, which MP lost his seat for refusing to take the oath of office and why?
36683. When Elvis Presley returned to civilian life after army duties, he appeared in a 'Welcome Home Elvis' television spectacular. Who hosted the show?
36684. With which television programme would you associate the tune 'Approaching Menace'?
36685. Can diamonds be mass produced in space?
36687. Name two films in which actor Jeff Goldblum says the line, "Faster. Must go faster!"
36688. Who played Lin Tang, daughter of Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee) in five films?
36689. What is the name of the high school Carrie attends in the horror movie 'Carrie'? (Hint: It pays homage to a classic Hitchcockian character.)
36692. Name the composition that has been developed into a jingle for Old Spice?
36696. Why wasn't Carlisle mentioned in the Doomsday Book?
36698. If 4 quarts equal 1 gallon, what one word equals 2 quarts?
36700. What can withstand temperatures of over 2700 degees and yet is so soft you can poke a hole in it with a pencil?
36701. Who was the only woman to win the Ladies Single final at Wimbledon as a mother?
36702. Can gold be artificially produced?
36705. What was Elvis' profession before he became a rocker?
36706. What are dielectrics?
36708. How many species of hummingbirds are there, and where do they live?
36709. How many times was Maureen, the second person to die in 'Scream 2' stabbed?
36710. In the film "10 Things I Hate About You" which club does Patrick go and find Katarina in?
36715. Many insects are very short lived, but what is regarded as the shortest lived vertebrate, the oldest recorded getting to 10 weeks?
36717. In which film would you find the characters 'Helen Shivers' and 'Ray Bronson'?
36719. What is the name of the invisible man in the movie 'Hollow Man?'
36720. Is antimatter natural, and if so, where is it found and how does it work?
36721. Where do we get the word "pimp" and is there a more polite synonym?
36723. What was the exact date of Christian Dior's death? I've managed to pin it down to October 1957, but cannot find a date.
36725. What are both names (real & character) of the dark haired gentlemen on CHIPS?
36728. What was the title of the only episode of Flowery Twats (Fawlty Towers) that did not show the hotel in its opening sequence?
36732. To the nearest thousand, how many women auditioned for the part of Sidney Prescott in the movie 'Scream'?
36733. I'm just popping outside for a flash of iridium. Anyone care to explain ?
36737. Who plays the part of the dumb blonde at the beginning of Scream's movie within a movie 'Stab'?
36738. What is unusual about the car driven by Norma (Janet Leigh), Laurie's secretary in Halloween: H20?
36746. What was Enid Blyton's last book before she died?
36747. Who were the three original Charlie's Angels, matching character to actress?
36748. Where does the saying "Life of Riley" come from?
36749. When, and with what, did Michael Jackson last have a top five hit in the UK?
36752. How many circles are there on an original 1966 "Twister" mat?
36753. How many movies did Bob Hope star in?
36754. Who decides who will be knighted, and must you be a British citizen, and could you be a woman?
36755. Who came up with the term "Big Bang"?
36758. How old do you have to be to lose your brain "rewiring" ability (when the branches of neurons die or are formed depending if they are used or not)?
36760. Pharmacist and chemist John J. McLaughlin invented which drink in 1904 (Canada Dry, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, or Pepsi)?
36761. Who owns the Venture Capital firm, Vulcan Ventures (Paul Allen, George Soros, Peter Lynch, or Bill Gates)?
36762. "When business responds, business grows" is the tagline of which company (Servion Global Solutions, Lipi Consumables, SAP, or Computer Associates)?
36764. Are shinty and hurling the same sport, and if not, what are the main differences?
36771. What American star was named after her home town in Minnesota?
36773. A Neapolitan is a native or resident of Naples. So why then is it called 'Neapolitan' ice cream?
36774. In which 'Carry On' film did Jack Douglas play a character called Lyons?
36776. How many people did Schindler actually save?
36777. Name the movie from which this quote is from: "You're all here because we're looking for the best of the best, and we're looking for one of you."
36778. By what is the Mozambican half of Lake Malawi known?
36779. What is the title of the second born son of the Queen of England and why?
36781. Which fish and chip shop holds the title "the oldest fish and chip shop in the world?"
36782. What is the anthem of Yorkshire, correctly spelt and translated into English, what does it mean?
36783. What are special things about the Cock and Bottle pub in Bradford?
36784. Who designed the "tongue and lips" logo for the Rolling Stones?
36785. Where was Bob Hope born and what was his ancestry?
36786. What is the highest American honor that a US citizen can receive?
36788. What is the highest American honor that a US civilian can receive?
36791. In which month of the year do the greatest number of people have a birthday?
36795. Which Australian Wallaby Rugby Union player holds the all time try-scoring record with 64 tries to his name?
36802. On "The Simpsons" did Maude really die or does she come back in the next episodes?
36803. In 'Harry Potter' what is Dumbledore's full name?
36811. How come chickens can't fly?
36812. Actress Rhea Perlman married her husband Danny DeVito during a lunchbreak on which TV show?
36813. Who was assassinated in a Harlem ballroom in February 1965?
36814. Which Bond film was the first not to be based on an Ian Fleming story?
36816. Where was Bob Hope's mother from and what was her occupation?
36817. What famous shop is opposite St. Phillips (Philips) Hospital in London ?
36818. Between which two stations is the shortest distance on the London underground?
36820. Which castle in the UK has been lived in the longest?
36822. What is the name of the main character in Albert Camus' The Stranger?
36823. Why does water expand when it freezes as opposed to most other liquids that shrink in volume?
36824. What is or was a Sloane Ranger?
36825. How many different types of cheeses do Harrods sell?
36826. What is the origin of the baseball dugout? Why and when were they first used and dug into the ground?
36828. In Kensington, the Albert Memorial shows him reading what?
36830. What does "-sex" mean in such place-names as Middlesex, Essex and Sussex?
36832. Around 200AD, Roman Britain was split into two parts, name the parts and their capitals?
36833. On Monty Python, what did Dennis Moore steal from the rich?
36834. When did the Romans establish London and what did they call it?
36836. What and where, specifically, is number one, London?
36840. Does anyone out there know the nationality of Meredith Vieira from the talk show 'The View'?
36843. Can someone please settle an argument and tell me if bulls "moo" as well as cows as I have been told that bulls only roar or snort?
36844. In business terms, what does L.L.C. stand for?
36849. What ever happened to Topanga from the show "Boy Meets World"?
36851. If you shot a gun right up in the air how far would the bullet travel and would it come directly back down if there was no wind?
36859. What was the last major battle between the US Troops and Native Americans?
36860. Can you name a Native American senator?
36861. What is the name of the conveyance that Native Americans carry their babies in?
36862. Final question, what are the five most populous Native American tribes?
36863. Who or what is Richard Bachman?
36864. "Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith." This is the first line of what book?
36865. "The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock..." is the beginning of what book?
36866. "Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." This is the first line of what book?
36867. Glenn Miller received the first ever gold record award for which single?
36868. "I address these lines - written in India - to my relatives in England." This is the first line of what book?
36869. What is the name of the summer camp (both names) in the Friday the 13th movies?
36870. What was the one word message sent to England that actually announced a victory but appeared to say that the sender had been very naughty?
36872. What was the contribution of actress Mercedes McCambridge to Linda Blair's performance in 'The Exorcist?'
36874. Which family lived above the post office in Shanghai on the Bund and where were they from?
36875. Another Shanghai question, the Chinese copied Big Ben, what did they call the bell and what building on the Bund is it in?
36876. This is the intro to what book? "Whilst everyone at court was busily engaged upon his own affairs, a man mysteriously entered a house situated behind the Place de Greve."
36877. Which US singing star charted with the following records in the 1950s: "Pretty Little Black-Eyed Susie" and "She Wears Red Feathers"?
36878. On Friends, how many times has Ross been married?
36879. This is the last line from what work? "'Tis a wonder, by your leave, she will be tamed so."
36880. In what country was Guy Mitchell, in 1970, 'singing the blues' and drinking heavily, at times with my father? Before this, he was in Scotland.
36881. In which Shanghai park was there a sign saying "No dogs or Chinese"?
36882. "On a dark night, kindled in love with yearnings -- oh, happy chance! -- I went forth without being observed, my house now being at rest." These lines are from what work?
36883. On Friends, why did Chandler have to get a job in Tulsa?
36884. What famous spy novel begins: "I returned from the City about three o'clock on that May afternoon pretty well disgusted with life. I had been three months in the old country and was fed up with it?"
36885. The old Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank had two bronze lions outside. Where are they now?
36886. "True! - nervous - very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?" This line is from what work?
36889. In what story does the world's most famous modern detective knowingly imitate one of the world's first modern detectives?
36890. This line ends what story? "And Darkness and Decay and ... held illimitable dominion over all?"
36891. Who is the foremost Catholic peer (Duke) in England whose predecessors were too powerful to be forced to become Anglican?
36897. Which cartoon series featured a self-destructing tape at the start of each episode?
36901. "Christmas? Christmas means dinner, dinner means death!" Which film is this quote from?
36904. I am going to try this question one more time! Does anyone know what nationality Meridith Viera (Meredith Vieira) from 'The View' is?
36906. I would like to know where the full text of Francis Bacon's work on Novum Organum can be found along with Aristotle's Organum and Tertium Organum of Ouspensky. And are there any more organums?
36912. Kingsley Fairbridge was a poet, but what else was his life's work?
36916. How many Bond films are there?
36918. In the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" were there any female oompa loompas?
36921. When was Toto formed?
36922. Which former English cricketer is nicknamed "Tacky" ("Daffy")?
36928. Which premier football club used to have stands called the 'chocolate boxes?'
36929. Which TV series did Sara visit Col. Leyton in India?
36930. Did Zager and Evans have any top 40 hits on either side of the Atlantic, aside from "In The Year 2525?"
36931. What were the triplets named that Phoebe on 'Friends' gave birth to?
36932. On 'The Simpsons' what is Apu's wife's name?
36935. Which writer wanted to be a certain member of Monty Python (which one?) but realised that the job was already taken?
36936. What member of Monty Python was an American?
36938. What percent of the world's real estate is owned by women?
36939. Can anyone give me the specific method of calculation without using a map (or a website that does it) where an absolute compass direction (from A to B) is calculated from the 2 latitude and longitude coordinates of A and B?
36940. In 'The Shining' who, other than Danny, possesses the shining?
36941. "All this happened, more or less." This is the first line of what book?
36942. "We are at rest five miles behind the front." This is the first line of what book?
36943. What is the only western hemisphere nation where the French Foreign Legion ever landed troops?
36944. "Look out - Cliff!" This line is from what TV show?
36945. I was born in October, 1919 and starred in two of the most famous horror movies ever. I also starred in a Bond movie, and died at the age of 75 in 1995. Who am I, and what were the two horror movies?
36946. When and where was the first Topshop built?
36947. 'Hotshots' is a spoof of which blockbuster 80's movie?
36949. Which film starring Guy Pearce was told backwards?
36950. In which country is Whale Rider set?
36951. Apart from Nicole Kidman, which other Australian actress is in The Hours?
36952. What other now-famous black actor was a cast member with Bill Cosby on a popular children's TV show?
36953. Name the German that won the Wimbledon men's singles title before Boris Becker ?
36954. Why does silver tarnish?
36955. What movie has the annoying reoccuring phrase "Once, at band camp..."?
36956. "I went back to the Devon School not long ago..." is the first line of what book?
36958. In "Legally Blonde" what type of dog does Elle have?
36959. Name all the members of Fat Albert's Gang?
36960. "The cold passed reluctantly from the earth..." is the first line of what book?
36961. When was the first printing press made?
36962. Who was the first Prince of Wales?
36963. Who is McDull?
36964. How come Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are before Prince Edward in line to the throne?
36965. From where comes the symbol of the Welsh Dragon?
36966. What do the different colors on the Welsh flag represent?
36967. I assume you know what a Hoagie is, but do you know where the name came from?
36968. Do you have any domed stadiums in Britain or anywhere in Europe for that matter?
36977. Where does Columbo's mother-in-law live according to a recent episode?
36978. I would like to know what Sir Francis Bacon commented on Pythagoras' work. Why did he call Pythagoras a fanatic?
36979. When did the incomparable Gilbert O'Sullivan last have a UK top 5 hit, and what is he doing these days?
36980. Why did Cameron from BB4 UK go to South Africa?
36989. What is the closest French territory to Canada (Junior America) which is pretty near?
36990. Why, according to a recent episode, did Columbo's mother-in-law break her leg?
36991. Does anyone know the official rules to the drinking game 'yeehaa?'
36992. Kwame Nkrumah was the first prime minister of what African nation?
36993. Is it true that when Coca-Cola was first made in the 50's that it was made with cocaine?
36994. This is the subject of much debate between meat-eaters and vegetarians, is fish meat?
36999. What is a blurb?