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Questions From Jul 05 00
4001. We generally refer to a blond youngster as a 'towhead'. Where does this term come from?
4012. There are six ways a batter can get to first base without hitting the ball. What are they?
4014. In which film does a pram with a baby bounce down the steps in Odessa?
4023. What is the origin of the phrase 'the gravy train?'
4024. What Major League switch hitter had 100 right hand and 100 left hand hits in a single season?
4027. What is the white part of the fingernail called?
4028. Who once said, "I have only one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it?"
4031. Who wrote the song 'God Bless America?'
4033. How did Jackie Robinson die?
4038. How big do chickens get?
4041. Do sharks have tongues?
4047. The first flight with a turbojet engine occurred in what year?
4048. What nation leads the world in production of hydroelectric power?
4049. What two days of the year are no profesional sports played?
4053. Sydney Kells played by Valerie Bertinelli worked as an investigator for what law firm?
4058. Who ran against Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 election?
4062. What are the two mega-popular bands that got their start on college radio in Athens, Georgia?
4066. In 'The Simpsons' how long have Homer and Marge been married?
4067. What Guinness Book of World Records entry does Saddam Hussein hold for doing 30 times a day for 60 years?
4072. What company released the first laptop computer with VGA display?
4073. According to the Bible who reigned in the 8th century BC and made engines to shoot arrows and great stones?
4077. What Vietnam war movie depicts the U.S. 101st Airborne's quest to gain control of a hill?
4078. In what film do you find the Rock Ridge Town Council?
4079. What are the top ten windiest cities in the United States?
4081. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
4084. How many steps lead to the top of the Eiffel Tower?
4086. What computer, released in 1985, was capable of 1.2 billion operations per second?
4094. What are the names and locations of the 20 highest mountains in the United States?
4095. Can anyone tell me about 'Homicide' actor Giancarlo Esposito's youth?
4096. Who has the most combined tennis grand slams, male or female?
4097. What college did Walt Disney go to?
4110. Who has won the most Oscars?
4111. How did the soda pop 7-Up get its name?
4116. In which film does Callahan the cop not remember how many shots he has fired?
4118. Who lived at 39 Stone Canyon Way?
4119. What is the pure spirit distilled from wine?
4120. In which film does Osgood say "Nobody's perfect?"
4121. In which film does Vincent accidentally shoot Marvin in the face?
4123. What is the name of Bollo's girlfriend in 'The Bollo Caper'?
4128. What was the first cable-wire steel suspension bridge in the world?
4129. Who wrote 'The Tropic of Capricorn' and why is it famous?
4132. Which are the world's largest countries?
4133. What was the Wright brothers' aircraft called?
4137. In the comic strip 'Hi and Lois' who was their first born?
4139. Whose real name was Marion Morrison?
4140. In the 'Peanuts' comic is Woodstock a boy bird or a girl bird?
4141. What art form and technology's name is derived from the Greek meaning 'drawing by light'?
4142. What was the name of the first locomotive engine to use smooth wheels on smooth tracks?
4143. The name of what science is derived from the Greek word 'tribein' meaning 'to rub'?
4144. Why is a tomato a vegetable rather than a fruit?
4146. What Manhattan edifice has 10,000,000 bricks in it?
4147. How big is the vampire bat?
4148. What is the record for the most number of innings played in a professional baseball game?
4150. What musical did 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare' appear in?
4155. Similar to the American Gatling Gun developed in the 1860s, what was the name of the French machine gun that delivered 370 rounds per minute?
4156. In metallurgy what is the term for useless materials such as sand, dirt and rock?
4157. What scientific instrument uses backscattered and secondary electrons?
4163. Does Marshall Mathers, rapper Eminem, have a middle name?
4169. What is the oldest city in the United States?
4170. Where did the Cossacks settle and what were they famous for?
4171. What is the name of the process of pulp production that utilizes sodium hydroxide and sodium sulfide in the cooking liquor?
4172. What common product is made of surface-active agents?
4173. What term is applied to all processes and physical measurements carried out under conditions of below-normal pressure?
4174. What is the recipe for a Diablo Sandwich?
4179. Who was the original actor who played the Tin Man in 'The Wizard of Oz' and why was he replaced?
4182. How far do you have to run if you hit a home run?
4183. Dennis Quaid starred in two movies both filmed partially in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. What were they?
4184. What is the largest civic festival in the United States?
4186. Why were the nails on the pinky finger of the left hand grown long during the time of Louis XIV?
4191. I've read that in the past year Carmen Electra lost her mother to cancer and her sister also died just a week later. Does anyone know how the sister died?
4195. What ballet star noted, "No one should be called a defector. I'd like to be called a cultural exchange?"
4196. What did fashion critic Mr. Blackwell say was "unclean and unpleasant. It's also impossible for women over 35?"
4198. Who is called the 'father of the cycle industry?'
4201. What cartoon rivals made their movie debuts in the animated short film 'The Fast and Furryous' in 1947?
4202. Who was the first union president to occupy the Oval Office?
4203. Which US state capital does not have a McDonald's?
4205. What is the height of the tallest player in North American pro hockey and what is his name?
4207. How much money did American Airlines save in 1987 by eliminating one olive from the salads?
4211. What is the difference between astrophysics and physics?
4220. What is Donald Duck's full name?
4224. President Gerald Ford was the only US president to obtain this military rank?
4227. Who discovered that water is composed of both hydrogen and oxygen?
4228. Who is known as 'the father of entropy?'
4229. What is the color from a wavelength of 6563 Angstroms?
4232. What is the world's largest landscaped park?
4233. What was the status of Hawaii before it became a US state? Was it a country that stood on its own?
4234. Who played the little girl in the movie 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?
4235. What is the Tennis Hall of Fame?
4236. Granted, it was a tabloid I was reading, but they said that Drew Barrymore has admitted to being bisexual. Any truth to this?
4237. Who designed Lady Diana Spencer's wedding gown when she married Prince Charles?
4243. The first ice cream parlor opened in 1776 in what city?
4244. Whose first presidential order was, "Let's get this goddamn thing airborne"?
4252. Who published the first map ever made of the Milky Way's structure?
4253. In what nation will you find the endangered species the silvery gibbbon?
4255. In biology what is the milieu interieur?
4260. What book in the New Testament does not include the name Jesus?
4265. What writer proclaims that evolution is an algorithmic process built by cranes and not by skyhooks?
4269. How many people died from the bubonic plague?
4274. What is the nickname for Alaska?
4276. What was Kojak's first name?
4277. What fictional characters live at 730 Hampton Street?
4279. Where did the name of Block Island, Rhode Island come from?
4281. In 1998 what publicly traded company purchased more than half of the US national concert promotion market, including concerts by the Eagles and Spice Girls?
4282. What Texas-born singer, songwriter and actor won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University and also wrote songs for Janis Joplin, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Cash, among others?
4283. Who was nicknamed the 'Happy Warrior?'
4285. Which is the world's most expensive beer?
4286. Who is the Buffalo born musician who played the national anthem for the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Eagles and was a founding member of the Four Clefs?
4287. What well known singer and songwriter performed on the streets of Brooklyn in 1951 at the age of 10 with a group called the 'Memphis Backstreet Boys?'
4292. In 1996 what produced $11.6 billion in revenue for the US telecommunications industry?
4294. What is known as the Deux Chevaux?
4296. Which work of H.G. Wells scared millions of Americans who thought Martians had invaded the Earth when film director Orson Welles presented it as a radio play?
4304. What teleost native to the Ganges river is commonly studied by molecular biologists because of its fast developing embryos?
4306. Looking for the national monument that is shaped like a fire hose nozzle?
4309. Where did the term 'Ivy League School' originate?
4311. What was Barney Rubble's occupation?
4313. What book is subtitled 'JFK in the White House?'
4314. What composer took 21 years to finish his first symphony (in C minor)?
4315. What is the only mammal that has hair on the soles of its feet?
4316. How is the 'Babinsky effect' produced?
4322. Why do people yell "Geronimo!" when jumpimg out of a plane?
4324. According to USGA rules, a golfer can have a maximum of 14 of what on the golf course?
4325. Who is the only US president to receive an earned Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University?
4327. What is the distance between the earth and the moon?
4329. Are there any distinct differences between avenues, roads, streets and boulevards?
4332. How many grooves are there in a 33 rpm record?
4334. In 'Billy Budd' what were the two ships he served on?
4335. How did the American South come to be known as 'Dixie'?
4336. From what did the 'Human Lightning Rod' finally die?
4337. Why is a bobby pin called a bobby pin?
4342. Which nation was the first to use a fully electronic computer to crack enemy military codes?
4343. In which film does Bedford Falls not become Potterville in reality?
4344. In which film is Hal unable or unwilling to open a door?
4345. In which film does an aircraft collide with a fuel tanker?
4352. Where is the only place in the United States where you can be in four states at once?
4353. What sport is played by teams of ten players, if possible on a rectangular pitch, 110 yards long and 60 yards wide?
4354. Which sport is played by two teams of 20 players each, of whom 18 are allowed on the pitch at any one time?
4357. The gold reserves of the United States are kept at Fort Knox. Where are the country's silver reserves kept?
4360. In the movie 'Anastasia' the Winter Palace is prominently figured. By what name is the Winter Palace most commonly referred to today and how many rooms does it have?
4361. In 'Titanic' one meets 'The Unsinkable' Molly Brown. In real life, on which lifeboat did she escape?
4362. Who led the 1997 NFL regular season in rushing?
4363. According to the 1997 CIA World Factbook what is the average life expectancy of males in Botswana?
4368. What is the name for the world's smallest spoon?
4371. What is the most used color in the flags of the world?
4373. What were the names of the three ships that were targeted at the Boston Tea Party?
4378. Is it illegal to make a CD and then sell it?
4380. What mediates our emotions and instincts?
4381. Where does the left half of the brain meet the right?
4386. American car horns beep in what note?
4395. What was the first product to have a bar code?
4396. What have all of the US presidents had in common?
4401. In what Italian surreaslistic and 'spiritual' film will you find, "The master himself will tell you. It's an apple, it's only an apple. A humble little apple, small and red, and bruised on one side?"
4404. How do Moscovites pronounce their home town? What is the proper pronunciation, mos-COW or mos-COH?
4410. In Goethe's work, who is Faust's attendant?
4412. What was Oscar Wilde's last play?
4413. What Italian painter, named after his native town near Bergamo, produced homoerotic art in his early period?
4414. Who met a dentist on AOL and then when the dentist was murdered became the beneficiary of a million dollar insurance policy?
4415. What are astragalus roots, lablab beans, and cordyceps used for?
4416. What are 537.605 cubic inches called?
4418. What US president raised the minimum wage of 25 cents to $l.25?
4421. Having to do with a ham product, what is the oldest food trademark in the United States?
4423. In what year did women first compete in the Olympics?
4425. What was the former name of the Brooklyn Bridge?
4426. What was the previous name of Camp David, the retreat of US presidents?
4427. Since what year have all popes been cardinals?
4428. Who is Susan Lucci's real life mother?
4432. Prodigy was launched by which two companies?
4434. What is the name of Big Bird's teddy bear, the one he sleeps with?
4441. Are elephants color blind?
4442. What is the number one tourist attraction in the United States?
4449. Who hit the first home run in Dodger Stadium?
4453. What famous structure is a hyperbolic cosine?
4454. What town has the shortest street in the world, the first concrete street in America, and is the highest point in its state?
4457. In 'The Sound of Music' what was Maria's surname before she became Mrs. Von Trapp?
4465. Why does England still use miles although everything else is on the metric system?
4468. What planet has the longest day?
4476. What was awarded to each first place winner in the first modern Olympics?
4477. An old superstition says you never light up the cigarettes to three people in a row. Why?
4478. What is the only animal born with horns?
4479. Who turned down the lead in 'High Noon?'
4480. If you are standing at the corner of Rr. Myslym Shyri and Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit, where are you?
4484. What is the longest segmented bridge in the world?
4485. What does the 'T' stand for in Captain James T. Kirk's name?
4488. What is the oldest continually held sports event in the United States?
4489. What is the sport with the highest ratio of officials to participants?
4491. What is the common name for hydrogen hydroxide?
4493. Did Bobby Higgonson of the Detroit Tigers ever play catcher?
4498. Who was born December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California?
4499. What was the score of the first game at Dodger Stadium?