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Questions From Aug 01 03
37001. Which British children's programme began each episode with a rotating musical box?
37004. What was the name of the chapel in Las Vegas where Ross and Rachel got married and what was written on Ross's back?
37005. "Generally, I like it." What film is this quote from?
37006. In 'Rosemary's Baby' the voice of what famous actor, who is not seen or credited in the film, is heard on the telephone?
37007. Which famous album included the tracks 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' and 'Carry that Weight'?
37008. Which actress links the movies 'Prom Night,' 'The Fog' and 'Terror Train'?
37011. In The Bad News Bears, after a big loss one of the boys gets very upset and climbs a tree. What does he do immediately prior to climbing the tree?
37012. What profession has the highest suicide rate?
37013. Sir Mick Jagger sings "And I lay tracks for troubadors who get killed before they reach Bombay." What does this specifically refer to?
37015. On "Cheers" what was Rebecca's nickname in high school?
37016. What do Bela Kiss and Belle Guinness have in common with hardly any one else in the 20th century?
37017. Did Atari used to be called Infogames?
37018. What were the names of Saddam's sons?
37019. What is the next Matrix after Reloaded?
37022. Who was JJB after whom the sports retailer is named?
37023. Why was the group Toto so named?
37032. Where does Mr. Vijay Amritaj, a former tennis player from India, live in California? I know he resides in LA but not sure of his actual address. An email address for him would be great too.
37033. In the opening scenes of Friends what colours are the umbrellas?
37034. In the film "Finding Nemo" what is the name of Nemo's father and what type of fish is he?
37035. In "Finding Nemo" how many sharks were there?
37036. In "Finding Nemo" how many fish were in the aquarium in the dentist's office?
37037. On Cheers who is the funtrivia grandmaster?
37038. On Cheers why was Diane Chambers (fantastic comedienne) in the bar in the opening episode?
37039. Could someone please explain, in simple terms, the difference between 'to imply' and 'to infer?'
37040. What is the most popular brand of peanut butter in the US and in the UK?
37041. How do Eskimos really kiss?
37042. How did Brian Jones die?
37043. Is Peter Falk still making episodes of Columbo?
37044. Which classic entertainer died this week at the age of 100?
37047. How does Alfred Hitchcock make a cameo appearance in Psycho?
37048. In the middle of which film is the audience invited to 'find the fish'?
37049. Which famous author lived in Kiribati?
37050. What colour is Freddy Krueger's blood?
37051. Where did Gauguin spend the last years of his life, and who 30 years later followed in his footsteps?
37052. What famous sports figure do they pants on "Cheers" because they think Gary is playing another prank?
37053. J.R.D. Tata was the chairman of Air-India for 30 years. Who replaced him in February 1978 after he was summarily dismissed by Morarji Desai?
37054. When in a standard game of chess is there no bishops at the start of a game?
37055. Which serial killer had a glorious past as Joan of Arc's comrade-in-arms?
37056. An syzygy will interest you if your passion is what?
37057. Which inventor fanatically campaigned for the introduction of the electric chair?
37058. What is El Nino?
37059. Here is one of those questions to which there appears to be more than one popular answer. What is the singer Stevie Wonder's real name? Is it Steveland Morris, or is it Steveland Judkins?
37061. Who, where or what is Gimmerbeck?
37062. Which film had a "Werewolf break" in which the identity of the werewolf had to be guessed?
37063. Outside of the British Isles, what is the largest British territory?
37064. From what movie comes the quote "I cried, I wept, like some grandmother," and what character and actor says it?
37065. When was the last successful invasion of Great Britain?
37066. What are penny loafers (I'd like a description, please) and why are they so called?
37069. On 'Friends' who played Emily Waltham's step-mother?
37071. On the news of his accession to the throne, why did King William IV say he would go back to bed?
37072. What is Rebecca's password to the company's computer on "Cheers"?
37079. Who holds the record for most consecutive "birdies" in the PGA Championship?
37081. What was the name of the cartoon character that Peggy made of Al in the program Married With Children?
37082. Who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781?
37084. It has happened only four times in the history of Great Britain. The answer has something to do with 2 people and/or 2 parties. What is it?
37086. One for the Aussies: Who on Earth are The Wiggles??
37087. Who was the first Tour de France rider to wear the yellow jersey?
37088. How was Aurangazeb killed?
37089. Who got the best actress award in the Indian National Film Awards?
37091. How many battle scenes in Gone with the Wind?
37092. What type of car does Ted Danson drive on Cheers?
37093. What Oscar winner as Best Picture had the shortest name?
37094. What song does Johnny Fontaine sing at the wedding in 'The Godfather'?
37096. Who replaced J.R.D. Tata as a chairman of Air-India in February 1978 (Pratap Chandralal, Y.B. Chavan, Prakash Tandon, or Ajit Haksar Ibrahim)?
37097. Which bank's tagline is "Old Fashioned Banking. New Fashioned Technology" (Industrial Development Bank, Karur Vysya Bank, Dena Bank, or Development Credit Bank)?
37098. How many times did Katharine Hepburn get the nomination for the Best Actress in the Oscar awards?
37099. Who set up the Chennai-based BPO company office Tiger (Joseph Sigelman, Vikram Talwar, Arun Maheshwari, Michael Dertouzos) ?
37100. Which showbiz personality runs production house Akruti Films (Neena Gupta, Asha Parekh, Manju Singh, or Aruna Irani)?
37102. Is Tom Clancy an author or a games designer?
37103. What is the longest river in all of Britain?
37105. Who hit the most home runs in Major League Baseball for one team?
37107. The deaths of which two famous English authors were somewhat eclipsed by other happenings on November 22nd 1963?
37111. How old was Tiger Woods when he putted alongside Bob Hope on the Mike Douglas show?
37112. Dr. Spock won an Olympic medal, in which sport and when?
37114. Almost 40 years ago a famous trophy was stolen. What was the trophy and who found it?
37116. Did Rigby's "August 3rd Experiment" work?
37121. What does phantasmagoric mean, and who is famous for using it?
37123. Have there been any non-documentary full length feature films based on the Lewis and Clark expedition?
37124. Why are the colors blue and white associated with the holiday of Chanukah?
37127. How do they get music from the tape in a casette, the plastic on a compact disc or the vinyl on a record to produce noise in your stereo?
37129. What is the main constituent of sushi?
37130. My cat is called Poiski. Where did this name come from?
37131. What animal was killed by lightning at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida last week?
37132. What animal is said to have been seen at the Shennongjia Nature Reserve, Hubei province, China?
37133. What is a Jobbernowl?
37134. What is the biggest spider ever found, and how big was it?
37136. What's the most people ever to cram into a Mini?
37138. In the 'food and drink' section of Quizzyland, I've seen a few references to a beverage by the name of 'Grape Nehi.' Being British, I know nothing about this product. Anyone care to enlighten me?
37142. What are the original 57 varieties of Heinz?
37144. Which country did Sadaam Hussein flee to after he took part in a failed assassination attempt on Iraq's king in 1959?
37155. On Friends in the episode 'TOW After Vegas' what is unique about the opening credits?
37158. Which would-be singer starred in the movie 'Anaconda?'
37159. Do all kids in the UK wear uniforms to school?
37160. "Yesterday upon the stair, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today, Oh how I wish he'd go away." What is the origin of this little verse and who wrote it?
37162. I just checked out this book called Their Finest Hour by Churchill and it's about World War II, yet when I was researching Winston Churchill online, I found sites that listed all the books he wrote and I don't see this one. Can anyone clear this up?
37164. When I was at school an idiot was often called a "divvy." Was this short for something?
37165. Does anyone know where the show "7th Heaven" takes place?
37167. Whatever happened to Australian author Robin Klein? She hasn't written a book for ages.
37169. Do American kids wear uniforms to primary and secondary schools?
37170. What do Americans call primary and secondary school, college and university?
37171. What are corndogs?
37172. Where would you see a picturesque harbour, guarded by a beautiful bridge, and graced with a world-famous opera house?
37173. By what name was France formerly known?
37179. Name the composer of the following ditty: "'Tis due to pigeons that alight, on Nelson's hat, that makes it white."
37181. Which of the following is the biggest automative component company in the world (Baan, SAP, Delphi, or Zenovus)?
37183. Can anyone explain to me, clearly, what the differences between the art movements of suprematism and constructivism were?
37185. In "Blue Planet Seas of Life: The Deep Sea" they showed a pond within the sea at the bottom of the ocean and said that it was more salty in the pond, but can someone explain why it doesn't diffuse into the regular ocean water?
37186. Did an Indian football team ever participate in a World Cup football match, and if they did, did anyone score and if at all anyone scored, who was it?
37187. Does anyone know the meaning of the English word "Billingsgate?"
37189. Are gay marriages legally recognized in the UK?
37191. What is the longest-lasting flower in the world? How about the prettiest?
37192. Are there any differences between a sofa and a davenport?
37193. Why does the malaria cell have a chloroplast?
37194. What rock song was written as a response to Neil Young's "Southern Man"?
37196. Is there any difference between a fiddle and violin?
37197. How long was India's Mughal period?
37198. Which law passed in 1829 forbade child marriage in India?
37199. How many times did American president Woodrow Wilson marry? What were his wives' names and who was actually the first lady?
37203. What is the highest waterfall in New York State?
37208. On 'Fawlty Towers' what musical instrument does Manuel play?
37209. Which goddess was the Greek equivalent to Juno?
37210. In which film does Laurence Olivier take sadistic pleasure in drilling Dustin Hoffman's teeth?
37211. On Fawlty Towers how does the spoilt young boy in the restaurant describe the chef's mayonnaise?
37212. Which brilliant comic, now deceased, coined the term "Arizona Bay" for when Los Angeles finally falls off the face of the earth, called Rush Limbaugh a "scat muncher," and referred to human beings as "a virus with shoes" in his acts?
37213. What do you call the area near the equator where there is no wind?
37218. What was the first record to reach number 1 on the UK charts that had a number in the title?
37223. What is the actual genus name of the plant most English and American gardeners know as the "Geranium?"
37224. Who was Currer Bell?
37225. Who was the only US President to have been divorced, also name his ex-wife?
37229. "I want your boots, your clothes, and your vehicle," is from what movie?
37230. What is the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?
37233. Excuse me if I've got the name wrong, but I believe a popular food item in the United States is "Moo Goo Gai Pan." Anyone know what this consists of?
37234. Who fictionally posted true stories in serialised form to the 'Strand' magazine, changing certain details to protect people?
37235. According to a recent episode of Columbo, how did his mother-in-law break her leg - (a) she was skateboarding, (b) she was mugged, or (c)Columbo knocked her over in his car?
37237. What social group had the motto "Better living through chemistry?"
37240. What causes the washboard effect on dirt roads in the mountains?
37242. Please define anathema?
37244. What was special about Yelena Nikolayeva when she was born in 1964?
37248. How many movies has Harrison Ford starred in?
37249. In Eastenders, does Laura find out that the baby was really Ian's?
37252. Apart from being domestic animals, what links a Dalmatian, a Siamese and a Pekinese?
37254. In the UK, are there any man-made structures older than Stonehenge?
37256. What was the radical political faction "Loco-Foco" named after?
37257. What is the legal term for property turned over to the state when no owner claims it?
37258. In the Trojan war how many Greek ships were to have set sail for Troy?
37263. What was the name of Hitler's dog during World War I?
37264. What movie does this line come from, "Marty we've been going steady since we was three. It's about time you knew?"
37265. On 'The Cosby Show' they used to lip-sync songs for their family for birthdays and such. I believe it may have been the very first time that they (Cliff, Clair and the kids) performed for the grandparents' anniversary, and the song they chose was an old song and Rudy stole everyone's heart by saying "Baby, baby, baby." What was the name of the song and who was the artist?
37269. What are rabbit babies called?
37270. Was Linda Lusardi ever in the program 'The Bill'?
37272. Is it legal to shoot a Welshman with a bow and arrow on a Sunday?
37274. What was the name of the commentator who muttered the immortal line "They thinks it's all over... it is now?"
37275. Do any of Hitler's paintings exist today?
37276. William Golding's satanic novel?
37277. What is the name of the fastest wind?
37278. What is the number on the baseball shirt on "Johnny Reggae?"
37279. Who was "Ernie-the fastest milkman in the west" mortal enemy?
37280. What is the name of the monkey in "Pirates of the Caribbean"?
37281. Fill an aquarium with water. On one end put many ice cubes. On the other end drop some drops of dye. Why does the dye go directly to the ice cubes and then sink to the bottom?
37282. What are the cars in the "Beep Beep" song by the Playmates?
37285. What is the name of the song in the movie "Unfaithful" starring Diane Lane, Richard Gere and Olivier Martinez, during the scenes at Martinez' apartment when they are dancing and also when Diane Lane is at her own home in the bathtub? On the audio commentary, I believe that they identify it as African jazz, but it is not on the soundtrack.
37286. "There's a tiny house," what is the name of the village where this house is to be found?
37290. Is there a word for a cross between a hare and a rabbit?
37292. Why can't there be salty ice?
37293. On Friends, who is Joey's father's girlfriend and what does she do?
37294. How many planets are there in the solar system, name them and which is the biggest and which is the smallest?
37297. Who is the hero of 'Four Feather Falls" and what is the significance of the four feathers?
37298. On Friends, why did Ross get rid of Marcel, where did he send him, and where was he the last time Ross saw him?
37299. Which member of a regal-sounding band released a solo single that was the theme from an eighties children's TV show, and what was that show?
37304. Which TV series was basically about the tussle between the Salamander and the Narcissus?
37305. Before he was the Governor of California, what US government political offices did Ronald Reagan hold?
37306. Aren't icebergs frozen ocean water, which are very salty?
37307. On 'The Cosby Show', does anyone remember the song that Olivia lip-synched to for Cliff's parents' other anniversary gift?
37309. Can any of you name Carla's children on "Cheers?"
Bonus if you can tell who the father is of each one you name.
37312. What was said to have killed Achillies, the Greek hero son of Thetis?
37314. In 'The Wizard of Oz' what do the witch's marching guards with the deep voices keep chanting? Sounds like "o-re-o".
37315. What are the nine grounds for excommunication from the Catholic church, according to the Codex Juris Canonici?
37316. What does it mean when a quiz says "spoilers inside," what's a spoiler?
37317. In "Spy Kids" what is the girl spy's name, the boy spy's name, and who is the girlfriend of the boy spy?
37318. Why do undertakers always bury people "six feet under?" Why not seven or eight feet?
37319. Where can I obtain English language texts of the four organums, 'Organum' by Aristotle, 'Novum Organum' by Francis Bacon, 'Tertium Organum' by Pyotr D. Ouspensky, and 'Neo-tech' by Frank R. Wallace?
37320. I would like to know how oxygen is transported in solid oxide based fuel cells? Otherwise I would like to know where I can obtain details on the scientific principle of the working of solid oxide fuel cells.
37322. What political party was derived from a Scottish word for a driver of horses?
37323. Can you translate the following inscription found on a bench in Oxford: "Ore stabit fortis arare placet ore stat"?
37325. Where is the statue of IKB (Isambard Kingdom Brunel)? It is no longer at the top of the escalators at Paddington Station, I have just been there.
37326. Could any one tell me how many prime ministers were there for England including the present and who was the first?
37327. Name all nine doctors from Doctor Who, then the type of his TARDIS and finally the name of the first doctor's last episode?
37328. In 3100, if WWE Wrestlemania is still going, what would be the number in Roman numerals?
37331. How many passenger journeys are taken on the London underground on a typical weekday?
37332. What is the literal English translation of "Hasta la vista"?
37333. What "Beverly Hills 90210" co-star played in the Eddie Murphy film "Trading Places"?
37336. How many hours did Wendy, Michael, and John spend in Neverland in 'Peter Pan'?
37338. In Doctor Who, what was the name of the head dalek and what was his favourite word?
37339. To which division of Subkingdom Crytogamae of the Plant Kingdom do ferns belong?
37342. What is the famous theory that scientists believe created the universe called ?
37343. What are the rules to basic Chronology (JW Spear)? We have just got this from a thrift shop and it didn't have the rules. Thank you, Ruth
37345. Several of Asia's greatest mountain ranges, the Himalayas, Hindukush, Karakoram and Tien Shan meet at this high plateau in central Asia, sometimes referred to as the 'Roof of the World.' Which plateau is this?
37346. Which Swedish scientist is said to be the 'Father of Taxonomy'?
37348. Why is Ivory soap labeled as 99 44/100% pure, and not 100 or 99 percent?
37349. Why and how do dolphins click?
37350. Where did the hoax first originate to call Iceland "Iceland" when it was green, and Greenland "Greenland" when it was clearly made of ice?
37351. When did the tradition start of putting ornaments on a Christmas tree?
37356. To how many African nations do United States airlines operate scheduled services?
37357. What was Alfred Hitchcock's first American film?
37358. Who won the Australian Open men's singles title in 1977?
37359. If a tennis player serves the ball long, but the receiver plays the ball before it bounces and the return lands out, is that classified as a fault, or 15-0?
37360. What is the translation of the Latin pun "Semper ubi sub ubi"?
37361. Who scored the winning goal for Real Madrid against Thailand?
37365. What star type has the hottest surface temperature?
37366. What was it that caused people to die in the horror film 'The Ring'?
37367. Who was the Australian star of Kate & Leopold?
37368. What was the first name of Renee Zellweger's character in 'Chicago'?
37370. What is the most popular fruit grown in Britain?
37371. Why are many bugs attracted to bright lights during the night?
37372. How do some ventriloquists drink water while speaking their puppet's voice at the same time?
37374. Who is the singer of "Quarterflash", the band that had a hit with the song "Harden my Heart" back in the '80s?
37375. Name the west flowing river south of the Vindhyas?
37376. Kukis belong to which state?
37377. Largest consumers of coal in India?
37378. How did ginger beer and ginger ale come to be called beer and ale?
37379. In the entertainment industry, what does EMI stand for?
37381. What is the name of the Ice-Age isthmus which acted as a bridge between Russia and Alaska, from which it is believed the first native American Indians migrated to North America?
37382. What was the name given to the peak K2 by the British until it was successfully scaled by an Italian team in 1954?
37383. Why will the new Queen Mary, currently under construction as the world's largest cruise liner, never undertake a world cruise?
37385. What is the second major cause of death in Canada?
37386. Did King Harold die because of the arrow in the eye or did he fall down and get hacked to death in the Battle Of Hastings?
37390. What was the score against Hong Kong and Real Madrid?
37393. Where would you find collectively, among other objects, a portrait of Queen Victoria, a Bradshaw's railway guide, a box of cigars, the book of Genesis in Arabic and a shilling razor?
37398. In "Citizen Kane" a dying man's last word was 'Rosebud.' Can you please elaborate?
37399. What is the origin of bungee jumping?
37402. In what golf major are amateurs not admitted?
37404. In Taxi who was Latka's girlfriend?
37406. Who has been the WTA's top ranking female player for the longest period of time up till now 11 August 2003?
37408. What is a "Mexican stand off"?
37410. What does the three legged symbol of the Isle of Man represent?
37411. What does the symbol of the Irish harp represent?
37414. Why do Koalas eat only eucalyptus? What exactly is it, anyway? Don't they ever try other foods, or is eucalytpus necessary for them to survive?
37416. Who said "It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?"
37417. Who said "My grandfather told me there were two types of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition," Indira Ghandi or Martin Luther King Jr.?
37418. How old is Michael Myers in Halloween Ressurection?
37420. How many grams of fat in a corn cob?
37424. What Psalm talks about "Hanging their harps by the waters of Babylon and weeping?"
37426. Is Robin Hood based on a historic person?
37427. How does Vitamin C help cure the common cold?
37431. Which is the only member of the Commonwealth never to have had colonial links with Britain?
37435. In which year did Ronald Reagan take office as president?
37436. Could any astronomers out there confirm or deny what I've read, that on August 27th Mars will be unusually close to the earth?
37437. What is the make and model of the blue van featured in the "Reactine" TV commercial?
37438. Name the poet and poem that contains these words, "Auspicious Reverence! Hush all meaner song?"
37440. In "Scent of a Woman" how did Al Pacino's character become blind?
37441. What movie featured Solid Snake, also known as Pliskin (Plissken) Snake in the movie?
37442. What is a pumice stone?
37444. Are there crocodiles or alligators in the River Nile?
37445. Did the police ever catch the people that shot JFK and John Lennon and what are their names?
37447. Is Gene Rayburn, the Match Game host, alive or dead?
37451. Just before Lincoln delivered his now famous Gettysburg Address, another man spoke who was much better received. What was this man's name?
37453. What color is puce?
37456. "Hail, poetry, thou Heaven born maid,
Thou gildest e'en a ..." Finish the line?
37459. In what fantasy novel is the hero a leper and rapist?
37460. Who dubbed Ursula Andress singing "Underneath the Mango Tree" in Dr. No?
37461. Why is the area of Norway, Sweden, and Finland called "Scandinavia"? What is the significance of that somewhat peculiar title?
37462. How did A1 steak sauce get its name? What does the "A1" stand for?
37463. What was the original flavor of the Lifesaver? In fact, who invented the Lifesaver candy? Was it designed to resemble the life preserver?
37464. The television series "Big Brother" tracks contestants by camera stranded in a Los Angeles house with no contact to the outside world. It is almost exactly like George Orwell's novel "1984?" Is the show supposed to be based on the book?
37465. What literary character constantly asked for "a bit of cheese?"
37467. Who invented the saxophone?
37468. What is the average British opinion of Oliver Cromwell - that he was a great leader, or that he was a traitor?
37473. How old was Paul Edgecomb at the end of the movie 'The Green Mile'?
37474. In what year was John Coffey executed in the movie 'The Green Mile'?
37475. What was the cause of death of the music genius Bob Marley?
37477. How did Andy Warhol die?
37479. Why was K2 so-called? Is Everest K1?
37480. On his death, British king George IV was found to have a collection of locks of women's hair. How many such locks were in the collection?
37481. Isaac Asimov said in his autobiography he would only admit to two people who were smarter than he was, who were these two people?
37482. How do you spell the Greek god's name Baucauss (Bacchus)?
37485. What was singer Sass Jordan's given name at birth?
37486. What country has the most natural redheads per capita?
37487. What country has the most natural blondes per capita?
37490. Why is orange juice yellow?
37498. On the average, how long does a person's eyelash last before falling out?