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Questions From Jan 17 04
43501. Where might you find patience and fortitude in New York?
43503. John Montagu is famous for what, and why?
43504. What are the names of the men arrested in the infamous 1972 Watergate burglary?
43505. What is the purpose of having brown eyes, since most animals have brown eyes, and does it effect your vision?
43506. What are the six main bodies of the United Nations, and where does each meet?
43510. Australia is a continent but Greenland isn't, so what is the definition of a "continent"?
43512. Is there a book three to 'The Power of One'?
43513. There is a commercial that is currently running on TV by Orbitz that uses marionettes from a TV show that I think was in the 70's. What was the name of that TV program?
43515. Outside science fiction, who in the 19th century were Uranians?
43516. "Mr. Watson! Come here. I want...!" Why are these words significant?
43521. What city in the world has the most Spanish speaking people?
43522. Other than James II and his immediate family, who were the people who were barred from succeeding to the English throne when the Sellement Act of 1701 was passed?
43523. How many provinces did Canada have when it became a Dominion in 1867?
43524. Which encyclopedia was the first to be published in Braille? World Book?
43525. Where did the first Massachusetts radio station operate?
43526. What was the cat's name in the old Vincent Price movie "The Fly"?
43528. Which famous battle took place 125 years ago this week?
43529. Why was the War of 1812 totally unnecessary, and who won that particular war?
43531. In what country and city can I find the Starbuck Coffee headquaters?
43532. Greyfriar's Bobby is part of Edinburgh's legends. Who was he?
43533. It has recently been reported that an Australian man is the rightful ruler of the UK. Who is this man and why is he stated to be the lawful ruler of the UK?
43534. Where was the Domesday book written?
43535. Where was Thomas Hardy christened?
43536. When did gymnastics become an official sport of the Olympics?
43537. In what year did California officially become a state?
43538. In what country or city were the 1984 Summer Olympics held?
43539. What is the official language of Holland?
43540. How many digits are in a person's Social Security number?
43541. When was the International Dateline founded?
43542. Who said, "No Vietcong ever called me nigger"?
43543. Which verse of a very popular hymn is not PC and is now omitted from most modern hymn book editions?
43544. Who first shouted "Geronimo!" on making a parachute jump and why?
43545. I just heard that they have fertilised a woman with her clone by using her DNA cells, obviously, and skin cells from her partner. How can this be a true clone if they used cells fron another person?
43546. Why was there a sudden wild sell-out of hats in Lagos in 1956?
43547. What is a "blanket party"?
43548. Up until Franklin Roosevelt, no previous president had served more than two terms, and as far as I know, very few even ran for a third term. Was there some kind of unwritten law or convention that disallowed it?
43549. I have invited all my friends from AFT round for my birthday - the significant one - and have given them waterzooi washed down with kriek. Where am I holding my birthday and what am I giving them?
43550. What was the Native American chief Geronimo's real name and how did he get this nickname?
43551. What is relevant or significant about *#06#?
43552. What links actors Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp, Mark Wahlberg and Helena Bonham Carter?
43555. Where are the Olympic Games being held this year?
43556. The Mayans predicted that the world was going to end because of this?
43557. There is an old Bob Dylan video in which he displays handwritten song lyrics on large flash cards. What is the title of the song played in this video?
43559. On "Three's Company" why did Chrissy's father, Reverend Snow, name her Christmas?
43560. What does Archie Bunker like Lionel to say he is going to be: An actor, a fireman, a policeman or an electrical engineer?
Where was the protest held that Mike went to that resulted in Archie Bunker getting put in jail?
43563. I'll be off to the pub tonight, taking a tankard and a djembe. The tankard is easily explained, but what is a djembe and why would I take it to the pub?
43564. I was thinking of a series I watched a couple of years ago involving two 18 year old sisters, a chip shop, and a rock and roll band set in the middle of England, but I can't remember the name of it. Can anyone help?
43565. Where are the Winter Olympics held this year?
43566. Who was pardoned for treason on the last day of the Ford Administration?
43567. Do wild crocodiles and alligators live together anywhere in the world?
43568. Which monarch is known to have had a secret marriage to a Catholic commoner who had outlived her previous two husbands?
43569. A hollow sphere has two surfaces, an inside and an outside, but can a hollow solid have only one surface and no edges?
43570. In another Mr. Men story, which of Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men is said to be from Australia?
43571. Did most windmills usually turn clockwise, did they usually turn anticlockwise, or was there never any convention and equal numbers of each type of mill existed?
43572. Why are farm salmon considered less healthy than wild salmon?
43573. Who said, "Several excuses are always less convincing than one"?
43575. Where in the Bible does it speak of unicorns?
43576. What was the theory behind "Schrodinger's cat"?
43577. Who does Archie Bunker fix Beverly LaSalle up with: Pinky, Barney, Hank or Tommy?
43579. Can an atheist become President of the United States and take the oath on the Bible?
43580. Which event drew the world's largest ever crowd?
43581. Which animal might you have seen for the first time in America, had you been in Boston early in 1733?
43582. How many peas are there in an average peasy pod?
43583. In cricket, what is the reason behind the ball getting "reverse swing" when it gets old?
43584. What cartoon character turned 75 years old in Belgium this month and was honored with a commemorative 10-Euro coin with his and his dog's image on one side and a map of Europe on the other?
43586. I invite all my AFT friends over and we eat spaghetti Palermitano with carciofini. Hope they like it. What am I giving them?
43587. What is the name of the traditional Amish rite that occurs when the Amish youth turn 16?
43588. Where can I find a complete list of Carrie's questions of the week in 'Sex and the City'?
43590. How is the race to be the Democratic Party candidate decided? Does each state carry a certain number of votes, as with the race for the presidency?
43591. How tall are the letters that make up the "Hollywood" sign?
43592. How big are the faces of the four Presidents carved into Mount Rushmore?
43593. How old is royal reporter and "Celebrity Fit Club" participant James Whitaker?
43594. Does the popular tasty food chili come from the nation of Chile?
43595. Which England international footballer played for both Derby County and the German club Werder Bremen?
43596. Who wrote the Preamble of the US Constitution?
43598. Who created the computer?
43600. The tune of the chorus of which UK number one hit was inspired by the doorbell ringing?
43601. What is the standard unit of pain, and how is it measured?
43602. Is US President George W. Bush any relation to the former President Franklin Pierce?
43603. Why did Mary Gartside have reason to thank Dr. William Grant early in 1885?
43604. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold engaged in what confusing activity before going to school April 20, 1999?
43605. Which two countries "fought" in the Cod Wars of 1976?
43606. The Roman cognomen (surname) was a type of nickname (Caesar = hairy). What does the cognomen "Sesquiculus" mean?
43607. What was strange about John Etherington's attire on January 15, 1797?
43608. What was the name of the first album George Harrison released after he split from the Beatles?
43609. Who was Archie Bunker's cousin in California he was going to move in with after he sold his house: Rudy, Russ or Jack?
43612. What nationality was Carmen Miranda?
43613. Who drove the first car to exceed 100 kph?
43615. What month is showing on the calendar when the Earth is nearest the sun?
43616. What does an archer carry his arrows in?
43617. Which is larger, the circumference of Earth or the circumference of Mars?
43619. They say that they could use DNA testing to see who really has Columbus' remains. Where did they get the definite DNA sample to compare the remains to?
43620. What bird has the most feathers?
43621. What good ski resorts are in Alaska?
43622. Which famous "Revolution" started in 1972 involves urine checking and ketosis, which can cause bad breath?
43623. Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech has given rise to titles of films, plays and books called "To Be Or Not To Be", "Slings and Arrows", "Outrageous Fortune", "Perchance to Dream", "Mortal Coil", "With A Bare Bodkin" and "The Undiscovered Country" among others. What is the second most used Shakespeare speech for titles?
43624. What was unusual about King John VI of Portugal's hearing aid?
43625. What is the longest distance travelled for a pizza delivery anywhere in the world?
43626. When was Socrates born?
43628. Where was "The Hound of the Baskervilles" set?
43629. Who is the only English cricket captain of the 20th century to have won 10 test matches in a row?
43634. Who do England play in their opening game of Euro 2004?
43635. Which book has been filmed more than any other novel?
43636. When a jealous boyfriend was stalking Jack Tripper on "Three's Company" what did Jack do to stop the man from stalking him?
43637. Were all the poor victims of Jack the Ripper prostitutes?
43638. How did fanny packs get their name?
43639. What is the butterfly effect?
43640. What is the nickname of Oregon state?
43641. What is the name of the island Kansai International Airport is on?
43642. Who was mixing rose madder, while his model reclined on a ladder?
43643. According to the number of public viewings, which nude painting has proven most popular amongst art gallery visitors?
43644. To what extent did Ferdinand Flocon (1800-66) go to to ensure that his fellow Frenchmen understood the law?
43645. Globally, what is the most successful British based High Street retail chain?
43646. How many sets of teeth do elephants grow during their lifetime?
43647. Who is the current President pro-tempore of the United States Senate?
43648. The last British monarch to refuse to sign an act of parliament into law was Queen Anne. What was it about?
43649. What is the name of Niels Holgersson's goose?
43650. Was the weather in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska on January 23, 1971 of the sort that would have reassured brass monkeys that all their body parts were safe?
43651. The highest mountain in Yorkshire is Pen-y-ghent. What language is this?
43654. Who used the pseudonym or nom-de-plume "Stetson Cody"?
43655. What was patented as "sphairistike"?
43656. When and where was the first game of lawn tennis played?
43659. What was the first passenger ship to feature a shipboard swimming pool?
43660. Which bird's name means white head in Welsh?
43662. While we're on the subject of names, what does the O' stand for in Irish names?
43663. Welsh only ichthy. What and where?
43664. In Scots Gaelic 'Mac' is son of, in Welsh it is 'ap.' But what is 'daughter of' in both these languages?
43665. When was a certain time travelling police box first seen?
43667. Sitting here listening to Rabih abou Khalil singing 'Morton's Foot' - what is Morton's Foot?
43670. What was the name of the rescue boat that responded to the Titanic's distress signal?
43671. Where did the chamber pot go?
43673. If you take a dop then what are you doing?
43674. Bar code means what?
43676. How did Lloyd Bucher and his crew secure a place in history?
43677. The larval stage of the European eel hatch, and fully grown members of the species, return after ten years or more to a specific area in the Atlantic Ocean. What is the name of that area?
43678. What is Fermat's Principle?
43682. In the NFL, what is the oldest football field?
43683. What did Harry Pickup give the world?
43684. I have often read that Silbury Hill in Wiltshire is the largest man-made hill in Europe. Does this mean there are larger ones outside Europe?
43686. Which was the last British Naval vessel to go into battle entirely under sail?
43687. What nation's capital lies on the Dvina River?
43688. What was Max McGhee the first man to do?
43689. What is the origin of the term "Shank's Pony"?
43690. Where would you find a shipwreck in ancient Rome?
43691. What is the origin of buy a pig in a poke?
43692. On American TV, who was the first husband and wife shown sharing a bed?
43693. Who was the real Guiscard (Robert) who lived 1015-1085 AD? And what does his name actually mean?
43694. Where was Captain Willard from?
43695. What is a zzxjoanw and where is it from?
43696. What is Mount Erebus and where is it located?
43697. Peasypod's crusades quiz has got me thinking. Who were the first and last holders of the title "King of Jerusalem"?
43700. Who was the leader of the Fourth Crusade?
43705. When was the first recorded use of the common impolite phrase "Shut up"?
43706. Who was "hanged for a comma"?
43708. Which extinct bird was the largest?
43709. Why couldn't Ike Turner turn up for his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January, 1991?
43710. The father of which future Australian Prime Minister gambled, and lost, his entire savings on the 1887 Melbourne Cup?
43711. Most people in the UK and probably Australia (they probably have a far better version there) have heard of XXXB, a lager. What is XXXB?
43712. In "School of Rock" Joan Cussack's character enjoys singing "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks. Which group used the intro for the song in a recent pop song released by them?
43713. What is the Spanish version of Shakira's "Whenever Wherever" called?
43714. What is the most recent studio album from Fleetwood Mac called, and which classic member is missing from the line-up?
43715. Where is "Halloween" set?
43717. What did Sir Edward Dalyngrigge receive permission to build in 1385?
43719. Who was the last Australian to receive a knighthood?
43720. Where were the Articles of Confederation drafted in 1777, and why was that city chosen?
43721. What type of ship did Othello sail on between Acts 1 and 2?
43722. What do you only find in the midday sun?
43723. What would you find at Kata Tjuta?
43725. Can someone tell an ignorant male why women of a certain age are prone to hot flushes?
43726. Which country has had the most assassinated heads of state?
43728. Can anyone explain how the periodic table works? How is it possible that the vertical groups correspond almost exactly to the increasing atomic mass of the elements? For instance, the alkali metals (group 1), alkaline earth metals (group 2) and noble gases (group 8) all have very different properties, yet somehow, if they were all arranged in order by their atomic masses, you would find that they could be arranged in a clear pattern of Group 1, Group 2, Group 8, Group 1, Group 2, Group 8, and so on. Is it just coincidence, or is there a scientific explanation for this?
43730. Where was the first bible published in the United States?
43731. Before it was signed, a section of the Declaration of Independence was deleted. What did this controversial section say?
43732. After his death in 1658, who was the immediate successor to Oliver Cromwell, and what eventually happened to this successor?
43733. What was the largest airship ever built?
43734. Which wildflower has been voted as the one to represent Britain?
43735. What is the connection of Patty Duke to 'The Lord of the Rings' movies?
43736. This bird became extinct within the last 1,000 years but their eggs are still found in large numbers in one particular area. Please name the bird and the country?
43737. Name the Vulcans and Klingons that serve the United Federation of Planets aboard the ships or stations in Star Trek TOG, TNG, Deep Space 9 and Voyager?
43738. In the first series of Star Trek, what was the name of the original starship and who was her captain?
43739. In 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' what was Picard's name when he was assimilated by the Borg?
43740. Who was the only person to play two separate and different roles in the Star Trek series?
43741. Which country produces the most cocoa beans for the making of chocolate?
43743. How big was the largest bar of chocolate ever made?
43744. How much was the most expensive chocolate made?
43745. In which river did the Pied Piper of Hamelin drown the rats?
43746. What was the name of the naval depot ship torpedoed by a Japanese midget submarine that entered Sydney Harbour in 1942?
43747. What does JRR stand for in JRR Tolkien's name?
43748. What is the most holy city of the Hindus?
43749. Where will the next Eisteddford be held?
43750. Dr. William Price of Llantrisant was a pioneer of what?
43751. What was unusual about Stephen Gough's recently completed marathon trek from Land's End to John O' Groats?
43753. Julius Ceasar was dictator of Rome until his death. Lucius Cornelius Sulla resigned from the dictatorship after reorganising the state in favor of the senate. How long was Cincinnatus dictator of Rome?
43754. Where is Mr. Furley supposed to be the weekend the Ropers get into an argument and Helen stays overnight in Mr. Furley's apartment?
43759. What do they put in the cigarettes to look like fat in those anti-smoking ads?
43760. Who killed the Calydonian Boar?
43762. What word means speaking in riddles?
43764. If a person's IQ is in the top 10% then, on average, approximately how many people in the world would be more intelligent?
43765. Who was the Peruvian agent who warned of a possible Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour?
43766. Who won a record seven Golden Guitars at the 2004 Tamworth Country Music Awards?
43767. Which fellow novelist can be found on the same family tree as William Makepeace Thackeray, and what was Thackery's relationship to her?
43769. What was the 70's cartoon with the catch-phrase "Londonderry London bus"?
43770. This is an argument settler for a colleague: Who first recorded or had the first hit with 'The Tennessee Waltz'?
43771. In the context of radio, what does AM stand for and what does FM stand for?
43772. On 'Star Trek Voyager' how old was Seven of Nine when she was assimilated by the Borg?
43773. What is a "tell" when you are playing cards?
43774. What is the "Millenium Bluestone" and where would you find it?
43775. If a mercury thermometer breaks, is it dangerous to touch the spilled mercury?
43777. In 1908 what was extended by 385 yards for the benefit of the children in Royal Nursery at Windsor?
43779. Which country used the letters GBY as its international vehicle identity between 1924 and 1966?
43780. What pants were first worn during the California Gold Rush?
43788. Which mineral gives yellow beaches their colour?
43789. Where is the world's most powerful laser and what can it do?
43791. What was Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.'s nickname?
43792. How many of the Julio-Claudian emperors died from natural causes?
43795. Why wasn't the Hindenburg using the much safer helium, instead of hydrogen?
43798. What are the principle differences between what a psychiatrist does and what a psychologist does?
43799. Who or what was "Barmaid's Grief"?
43800. Who was Alfonso Spigone?
43802. Why does a small clump of steel sink, while a 50,000 ton steel ship can float?
43803. Does pop singer Gabrielle have a visual impairment or is her covering of one eye a gimmick?
43804. Which is the heaviest bird capable of flight?
43808. The General Slocum was associated with what disaster?
43810. Which U.S. president was nicknamed "Ike"?
43811. In what city is the Miss America Pageant held?
43812. Can anyone list the seven continents from largest to smallest in terms of land area?
43818. How many different combinations of dots are used in Braille?
43819. What was the tin woodsman's name in the film version of the "Wizard of Oz"?
43820. What were the French "Roux Brothers" famous for?
43829. As one ages, with what might a hip joint be replaced?
43830. What are the essential elements of soap?
43831. Who were the first to be involved in the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides movements?
43832. Do any citrus fruits grow in the UK?
43835. What word that originated in early 20th century India was used to describe a state of mental imbalance among military personnel and is used today as an informal insult?
43836. Which Chancellor of the Exchequer infamously exceeded his credit card limit in an off-licence?
43837. Who was the first artist to perform "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" to the public?
43840. One of The Doors' better songs is called Peace Frog, however, nowhere in this song do the lyrics mention peace or a frog. What inspired the Doors to give this song that title?
43842. When I was a young girl, I had a pogo stick. When, where, and who invented it?
43844. 'Je taime Moi Non Plus' was first recorded by whom, and what position did it reach in both the UK and US charts?
43845. How did "Shoeless" Joe Jackson get his nickname?
43846. In 1900, the Philippines was a territory of which nation?
43848. What was the full name of former President Eisenhower, and how did he get his nickname 'Ike'?
43852. Why did Garth Brooks refuse to accept the American Music Award for Overall Artist in 1996?
43853. Why was news of the crash of an American B-52 bomber near Thule, Greenland, early in 1968, kept secret for several days?
43854. Who was known as "The Father of the Atomic Submarine"?
43855. Who wrote the novel "Show Boat"?
43856. Who invented the fractal dimension?
43858. What is commemorated by the fifty-foot obelisk that stands beside the cathedral in St. Philips Place, Birmingham, England?
43860. What is antimatter?
43862. What is the origin of the phrase "in a pickle"?
43864. Why do cats have whiskers?
43865. In the song "We'll Keep a Welcome in the Hillside" there is one word written in Welsh. What is the word, why is it not translated into English and what does it mean?
43866. Who was responsible for making "We'll Keep a Welcome in the Hillside" a worldwide favourite?
43867. Which young Welsh lady didn't know where she was when crossing the English Channel in 1976?
43868. Besides ex cathedra statements, is the Pope considered infallible by Roman Catholics whenever he speaks on faith and morals?
43871. What is the difference between an attorney, lawyer, solicitor and barrister?
43872. Is there anyone in the world that still has the title "Viceroy"?
43873. When Victoria became Queen of England she had an uncle that was passed over for the throne. If Elizabeth II and Charles, his sons and Andrew would be killed, then Andrew's daughter would be Queen, passing over Anne. Why is it that the British throne passes over the first generation females but not the second?
43877. What is the difference between an ambassador, an envoy, a minister, and a legate?
43878. During the telecast of the Australian Women's Tennis Final today, an allusion was made to a trophy bearing someone's name that Henin-Hardenne and Cleijsters were competing for. I didn't catch the name of that trophy. Can anyone help?
43879. Sufferers from which disease lined up for treatment for the first time at the Dock Hospital, London on 31 January, 1747?
43880. Who preceded Paul Bremer as US Administrator in Baghdad?
43881. How can radioactivity determine the age of something?
43882. Why does the snowplow fill up the end of my driveway right after I've shoveled it? Is this an example of Murphy's Law, and who was Murphy, anyway?
43883. What is the line of succession to the English throne?
43884. What was the General Slocum renamed after the disaster?
43885. What is the difference between a caucus and a primary, and just who are these "delegates" that the candidates are trying to obtain?
43886. What is a safe way to get candle wax off a wood surface?
43889. Why was Marion Michael Morrison sometimes referred to as "Duke"? Where did that nickname come from?
43891. We asked Obadiah who he was out with last night. What was his reply?
43893. In "Only Fools and Horses" what is the name of the street that Del boy sells his wares according to the song that accompanies the series?
43895. On UK television, who liked to play with her pussy?
43896. Who said, "You are awful but I like you"?
43897. What connects Sir Alex Ferguson and Barbary apes?
43898. Gaelic is spoken in both Ireland and Scotland but I'm sure the two languages have many differences. What are their different names, if they have them?
43899. In what states is barefoot driving legal?
43900. How old is TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith?
43901. Whatever happened to Stu Francis, former presenter of Crackerjack?
43903. What is the current world record transfer fee paid for a football (soccer) player?
43904. How many human heart transplants occur in Canada every year?
43905. When a hurricane nearly destroyed its capital city in the 1960s which country's government found a new capital 50 miles inland away from hurricane danger?
43906. How did Daniel Scott achieve fame in 1968, and what is he doing now?
43907. Which male vocal/instrumental group named themselves after a speedy firetruck?
43910. Second to John F. Kennedy, what man's picture was issued on postage stamps world-wide in 1964?
43911. What is the name of the ceremony when a monarch bestows knighthood by touching the candidate's shoulder with a sword? Dubbing?
43913. Would a two-yolked egg have hatched into twin chicks?
43915. Where is the world's longest bridge?
43917. Why was there a tax put on men's beards during the reign of Elizabeth I?
43919. What is the name of Yosemite Sam's twin brother?
43921. Who made the single "Tetris" that appeared in the Top Ten?
43926. Who is Queensland's leading run scorer in four day domestic cricket?
43927. Who invented the breathalyzer?
43928. When is Pooh Day?
43929. What is a mojo?
43930. Is it difficult to find Uranium-235?
43931. How did the rock group Toad The Wet Sprocket get its name?
43932. Which British parliamentary constituences have, at one time or other, elected Communist MPs standing as members of the CPGB?
43933. From the following, which actor has notched up a record eleven Oscar nominations: Richard Dreyfuss, Tatum O'Neal, Jack Nicholson, or Henry Fonda?
43934. The first fully automated, software-driven computer was designed and run by two UK scientists, Tom Kilburn and whom?
43935. The latest product offered by the lingerie maker Triumph International of Japan is named the Coquettish Bra (priced at $54) because it sports a decorative of what: Revohur, Lock and Key, or Mirror?
43936. Despite the perception of gender equality in the United States, the General Accounting Office has found that for the same work, if a man were to earn $1, a woman would earn only how much?
43939. Who is called 'Ms. Autograph Awesome' because of her generosity in signing autographs?
43940. Who was the first man to be out of sight of Earth and totally alone?
43942. What is the difference between the Grand Unified Theory and the Theory of Everything?
43943. Are there any famous Alaskans?
43944. What is the name of the animal that connects Edinburgh Zoo to the 12th Polish Regiment?
43945. How many batsmen have made 150 in each innings of a test match?
43946. Which institution is the toughest to gain admission due to the ratio of candidates and seats, and in which country is that institution situated?
43947. Who invented the steam engine?
43948. Who invented the sewing machine needle?
43949. What word means subtracting a letter to form a new word without re-arranging the letters, e.g. steam, team?
43950. Who was the first person to arrive in England by a form of transport other than a boat?
43951. In which year could you have won money on the Lottery National?
43953. What winds from Chicago to Los Angeles, more than 2000 miles away?
43958. Who said, "Of course, you know, this means war?"
43960. Who killed Paris of Troy?
43962. In which novel, short story or play is Thor Larsen appointed captain of the Freya?
43965. What is awarded in a game of cricket if the batsman strikes the ball and it hits a fielder's helmet that has been placed on the ground?
43966. Which High Street bank claimed that none of its branches would become trendy wine bars?
43967. What was the name of the decorative pouch attached to the crotch of breeches worn by 15th and 16th century men?
43968. What is the meaning of 'smeghead' and in what UK series did the word find the most use and to whom was it said?
43970. Who first proposed the idea of the Big Bang and what causes this to be so ironic?
43971. In 'Red Dwarf' what was the name of the cat that Lister smuggled on board?
43973. I have read that the United States has embraced the Atkins Diet but the poor cannot afford to change their lifestyle and 23 million Americans are on food stamps. What are food stamps and how do you get them?
43974. How was Roger involved with Beowulf?
43975. Who was the first person to be a hologram on Red Dwarf?
43976. Listening to Radio 3, I am hearing a group containing kantele and crwth. Why is this a rather unlikely combination?
43978. What is the Casimir Effect?
43979. What is the "Mossbauer effect"?
43980. "Mike" has held a record for being the longest surviving chicken with its head cut off. How long did he live after this horrid event and what actually caused his demise, as it wasn't the head chopping thing that did it?
43981. Today "I'm As Happy As Larry." Who was Larry?
43982. February 2 is Groundhog Day. From where does this "holiday" come?
43984. Who was the first person to circumnavigate the globe in an easterly direction?
43989. Who was the American judge who ruled that James Joyce's "Ulysses" was not obscene, thus allowing its legal sale in the United States eleven years after it was first published in 1922?
43990. When was matter transferred in an experiment for the first time ala Star Trek, but in reality?
43992. Who was the first leader of the Federal Opposition in Australia?
43995. Which little comic book characters are based inside the silhouette of a head, one of them has glasses?
43998. What is the oldest bottle of wine in existence and on record?