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Questions From Apr 02 04
46001. What is the difference between a barber and a hairdresser or stylist?
46003. What was the largest drug arrest in history?
46006. How is Bagpuss's owner's father's working partner related to Angela Lansbury?
46007. Where or what is Adjacent Island?
46016. Which country was called Upper Peru prior to its freedom from Spanish rule in 1825?
46017. What was unique about a 20 second TV spot for Bulova watches that aired on July 1, 1941?
46019. Who made the only attempt to steal the Crown Jewels?
46020. Which satanic name comes from the Hebrew for 'Lord of the Flies'?
46021. Why do we have Daylight Savings Time?
46024. What was the first Sunday newspaper published in Great Britain?
46025. Can anyone tell me the current whereabouts of Rembrandt's "Self-Portrait" and Renoir's "The Conversation" and "The Young Parisian Girl"?
46028. What was the fate of members of the cult led by Marshall M. Applewhite?
46029. What is Bart Simpson's middle name?
46030. The title of Kurt Cobain's great classic song is "Smells Like Teen Spirit." How did he come to choose this strange title?
46033. Which invention has helped to keep London's sewers in good condition for over 100 years?
46035. What was the name of the horse that won the 2004 Grand National?
46036. What did G Guess devise?
46037. What is the last ranked country according to FIFA?
46038. Which institution's motto is "serve to lead"?
46039. What industry uses aqua regis?
46040. What format is carried by the most radio stations in the United States?
46041. What is a Baby Flattop?
46042. Why was it called pig iron?
46043. What drink is bottled with a butterfly larvae thought by many to be a worm?
46044. What would happen if you tried to install software whose minimum requirements say "Pentium IV processor" onto a Pentium II computer?
46045. Could two people who are travelling in a jet that is going faster than the speed of sound carry on a conversation?
46047. What is the life span of a taste bud?
46049. How are the artists Proesch and Passmore better known?
46050. Which pipe-smoking material is also called Sepiolite?
46051. What was Jimmy Stewart's last movie?
46053. Can somebody please tell me where did we get the phrase "She's giving him the cold shoulder"?
46057. As a general rule which operation should be performed first, multiplication or exponentiation?
46059. In the show 'Little House on the Prairie' Laura Ingels has two dogs. What are their names?
46060. What remake song was Lenny Welch's biggest hit, recorded in the 60's, the rendition that is the most well known and still played on radio stations today?
46061. Who was proclaimed King of England in 1215?
46062. What number cavalry did Custer command?
46063. Which popular folk song is about an Irishman's attempt to lower a barrel full of bricks?
46064. Who said "Whenever you hear a man speak of his love for his country, it is a sign that he expects to be paid for it"?
46065. What are the colours of the horses of the 'Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' and what do they each represent?
46066. What popular, presumably inanimate, substance creates the same EEG readings as human brainwaves?
46068. In what town where the village scenes filmed in the movie 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'?
46069. In 1738 England and Spain began a conflict called The War of Jenkin's Ear. Can anyone tell me how that title came to be used?
46070. Where was Ronald Reagan when an attempt was made to assassinate him in March, 1981?
46071. "Away We Go" was the original title of which musical?
46072. Who was the priest who opposed the Trojan horse?
46077. In Greek mythology who was Polydeuce's father?
46078. Which countries ratified the Treaty of Rome?
46080. In US history, who was the youngest general?
46081. Who introduced the Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'?
46082. In the second of the 'Hellraiser' films there was a girl in the hospital who wouldn't talk. What was her name?
46083. In the book 'Hannibal' it mentions his sister. What was her name?
46084. What was Aphrodite's surname?
46086. The largest group, or brood, of periodical cicadas is set to invade the eastern United States from May to June this year. Do both male and female cicadas sing to attract a mate?
46089. In Pirates of the Caribbean, who played the pirate who slapped Elizabeth when she first got onto the Black Pearl?
46090. The NBA basketball player, Shawn Bradley, was a missionary in which country?
46092. What are crappies, grunts and wahoos?
46093. What is the highest mountain in Austria?
46094. What is the origin of the Star of David?
46096. John Kerry is Roman Catholic, so was JFK. What other major US presidential candidates have been Roman Catholic?
46097. What 1980's medical drama ended its TV run with a scene in which Tommy, the autistic son of Dr. Westphall, is seen playing with dolls of each of the characters in a hospital?
46098. Why is Portsmouth called Pompey?
46100. What were painted on Nippon Airways planes in the late 1980's to frighten away birds?
46101. What is the Japanese name for Mount Fuji?
46104. Who were the first sisters to win gold medals at the same Olympic Games?
46105. Which was the last professional Rugby Union team to identify its full-back with the letter 'A'?
46107. What is schnapps made from?
46108. What major attraction was moved 44cm before being reopened to the public?
46109. Which Hungarian art forger of the 20th century was so good that others were said to copy his work?
46110. How did the movie 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness' acquire its title?
46114. Which British college did Herbert Beerbohm Tree found in 1904?
46115. When people are frightened or shocked, the hair on the back of their neck stands up. What is that type of hair called?
46116. Who is the richest man in the world?
46117. Has any soccer player ever scored for both teams, ie scored a goal and an own goal?
46121. Are there stone-eating bacteria?
46122. How many different organisms have been identified by biologists?
46123. What is the Red Queen hypothesis?
46124. Did Charles Darwin have any nicknames?
46125. Which charity was founded by Canon Milford in 1942?
46126. What sort of creature is an Axolotl?
46129. Who owned the recording studio in which Stevie Ray Vaughn cut his first album 'Texas Flood'?
46131. Any reason why there's that rotating slitted vent thing atop some urban air pipes?
46132. Who was the last Empress of India?
46134. Which Simon and Garfunkel song was banned in Malawi, and why?
46135. What is the name of Casper the Friendly Ghost's horse?
46137. A British scientist said this would be difficult to accomplish, people would die of asphyxia. What is it?
46138. Do we know the exact locations of the Via Dolorosa and Calvary?
46141. Where was 'The Vicar of Dibley' filmed and where is the road cutting shown in the opening credits?
46142. Which TV drama was filmed in the same location as 'The Vicar of Dibley'?
46144. As far as I know Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee's son, also had a son who is now in a rock group. Anyone know the name of the group?
46145. What is the diameter of the two main cables on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge?
46146. What was the name of the bossy pig in 'Animal Farm'?
46147. Who received the first successful heart transplant?
46148. How many brothers and sisters did Benjamin Franklin have?
46150. Is the Earth expanding?
46152. What is the motto on the Quebec, Canada licence plate, and what does it mean, both literally and figuratively?
46154. Five school buses carrying 170 eighth graders on a field trip collided on Tuesday. In what US city did this tragedy occur?
46159. Who invented Teflon, what day and year?
46160. Who "invented" the potato chip, or crisp for our UK friends, and how?
46161. Who was president of the United States for the shortest amount of time and when?
46162. Did the area of New York City once belong to the
Kingdom of the Netherlands?
46164. Which branch of the military did the Blackbird SR-71 belong to?
46165. Who is the celebrity that purchased the ranch that John and Bo Derek lived on for over 20 years?
46166. When I was a youngster I had a boneshaker. What is the weight of the lightest bicycle now and who makes it?
46167. What crimefighter's slogan was "Up and at 'em"?
46168. The death of which famous fictional character was announced on the front page of the New York Times?
46169. Studland is a tiny village in Dorset, so what significant contribution did it make towards D-Day?
46170. When was Easter first offically celebrated as a holiday?
46171. Who said, "Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind"?
46173. What day did Abe Lincoln die?
46176. According to a fairly recent Gallup Poll, what percent of Americans reported having a gun in their home?
46177. As a pedestrian taking an unsheltered path from A to B in constant rain, would I get wetter running or would I get wetter walking?
46179. From which 1983 Fourth of July event were the Beach Boys banned, and why?
46180. On which date in Orwell's "1984" did Winston Smith start his secret diary?
46181. Why was Pompeii named Pompeii?
46182. I have invited Terry and all the FunTrivia editors for dinner. What they can look forward to is a tasty pot of cabassol. What is cabassol?
46185. How did Albert Camus die?
46186. Who wore a deep sea diving suit to the opening of the 1936 London Surrealists' Exhibition?
46187. Which famous gangster's business card read "Second Hand Furniture Dealer"?
46188. Why do we eat chocolate eggs at Easter?
46189. Why isn't Easter the same weekend every year?
46192. What was the last word uttered by Napoleon?
46193. Benito Mussolini was expelled from school as a nine year old child for doing what?
46194. On the TV show 'Roseanne' what was Roseanne and Jackie's mother's name?
46195. In what make of car was Albert Camus riding when he died?
46196. Who was Tuptim in love with and did they marry?
46197. Who was Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet based on?
46198. Who was the first poet, if not person, to climb Culver Cliff on the Isle of Wight?
46199. Who is most closely related to the recording company Welsh Witch Music, and why is it named so?
46200. What is the list of the many artists that sang on the song 'We Are the World'?
46201. Are there words, other than terrific, which have an intended meaning vastly different to the dictionary definition?
46202. Who was known as the Butcher of Lyon?
46203. Which actresses have appeared in two Bond films?
46204. Has anyone ever sent some robot out of the Milky Way galaxy?
46205. How long would it take to travel from Earth to Pluto on the fastest space shuttle?
46206. Is the coelacanth a vertebrate or just a chordate? In a video I saw, it said it didn't have a real backbone, just a notochord.
46207. What is 'elephant crushing'? Where do they do it and why?
46208. China has bear farms. How do they extract the bile from the bears?
46209. Is it possible for Easter Day to fall on the same or neighbouring dates in successive years? Also, are all dates from March 22nd to April 25th equally likely dates for Easter Sunday to fall on?
46213. What causes one to be approved for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
46214. Apart from bread and wine, what might Jesus' Last Supper have consisted of?
46215. Why is unleavened bread used during Passover?
46216. In front of what famous nightclub did River Phoenix die, and who owned it?
46218. What was the site on the Chappaquiddick River at which the Kennedy / Kopechne incident occurred?
46222. Does anyone know the name of Karna's charioteer father in the Mahabharatha?
46223. What is poteen?
46224. What activities occur during 'Masonic Lodge Meetings'?
46225. Who wrote or said, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"?
46226. What occurred in 1853 in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, that led to a major European war just one year later?
46228. Radio City Music Hall receives 600 pounds of what each month?
46235. What Walt Disney film based in Africa starred Brendan Fraser in the lead role, and what was the catchphrase in the film?
46236. Which standard piece of furniture is missing from the door of No. 10 Downing Street?
46237. In which war was the Battle of Borodino?
46238. What was the pen name of the Irish writer Brian O'Nolan?
46239. Which country's vehicle registration letters are RCH?
46240. Who was the Roman god of wine?
46241. What is the subject of the book 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves'?
46242. Dynamite is often referred to as TNT, so what does TNT stand for?
46243. Which legendary jazz singer was born to a 13 year old mother and a 15 year old father?
46244. The presidents of which two African countries died in a plane crash in 1994?
46245. Why did Clint Eastwood run for mayor of Carmel?
46246. Who created 'Babar the Elephant'?
46247. If you put a CD Rom game in the CD burner will you be able to change the game?
46249. Who was the first person to wear clothes?
46252. Were any of Lieutenant Colonel (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer's blood relatives killed along side him at The Battle of Little Big Horn?
46254. Who was the ancient mythical god that created diamonds?
46255. What is the name of the oldest baseball stadium still being used in the major leagues?
46257. What is the new good news about licorice?
46259. When were all the books of the New Testament first added to the Old Testament to create the 66 book Bible we now know?
46260. What was very unusual about one of Carlton Football Club's most recent signings?
46263. What does the Latin 'Ad Altiora' mean in English?
46265. Is 'qed' a word?
46266. Which dictator banned Scrabble because he deemed it too intellectual?
46267. What does a large collection of tesserae add up to?
46268. What is the difference in cents between a Pythagorean A-flat and G-sharp, what is this number called, and which of the two notes is higher?
46270. Why is a particular train called The Ghan?
46272. What is a googol minus one?
46274. Can vigorous swimming make you sweat?
46275. What day did Abe Lincoln die, April 14th or April 15th?
46276. How did the idea of the Easter Bunny come about?
46277. When and on what route was the first regular scheduled air service for passengers introduced?
46279. What is the one day of the year that the Roman Catholic Church does not celebrate Mass?
46281. On message boards, when people ask your 'asl' does it mean age, sex, and location?
46283. What was the name of the first dog to live in the White House twice during her lifetime?
46284. Which country does the Bahamas belong to?
46285. What is the currency of Armenia?
46286. In the 1991 movie 'Dogfight' with River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, what exactly was the dogfight?
46288. What is the link between Pablo Picasso and Jonas Salk?
46290. Who said, "He was a very cheap, low scoundrel. To denigrate him is to praise him," and of whom did he say it?
46291. Which fictional hero first appeared in the 1919 story 'The Curse of Capistrano'?
46293. Mike Weir missed the cut at the Master's the year after his win there. Who was the last player to earn this dubious honor?
46296. How did the holiday Easter get its name?
46297. What colour is Germany's away football strip and why?
46298. With which household appliance is the Scottish TGV most famously associated?
46299. Where did "the moon is made of cheese" thing come from?
46300. Who said, "Anyone not wearing two-million sunblock is going to have a real bad day"?
46301. What is the most abundant mineral found in rocks at the earth's surface?
46302. What American political figure headed the Anti-Federalists during the 1780's?
46303. What was the first video game system made, and the name of the first video game?
46304. Before 'The Star Spangled Banner' what was the national anthem of the United States?
46305. Martina Navratilova returned to the tennis circuit this year. Who beat her?
46306. What was the name of the first asteroid to be discovered?
46307. What does a white flag mean in motor racing?
46308. The dropping of a sound in a word or song (for example, o'er for over) is called what?
46313. What celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 12th, 2004?
46314. The Romans minted coins with the image of the Empress on them. Has there ever been a British (including England, Scotland, Wales) coin representing a royal consort?
46315. How many hole-in-ones were recorded at the 2004 Masters this year?
46316. Arnold Palmer had his special day at his 50th Masters, and the tournament will never be the same without him. What qualified Arnie to play in his first Masters win?
46317. What trophy do the West Indies play for at cricket?
46318. What was the name of the flea that ran the circus in "A Bug's Life"?
46320. In 1827 a special ambassador was sent from Egypt to France. Who was this ambassador?
46322. Who plays Sara Sidle in 'CSI'?
46324. Are there still no speed limits on the autobahns, and how does the rate of traffic accidents there compare with other motorways in Europe?
46326. Hamburg ___, London ___, and Buckeburg ___. Whose name fills in the blanks?
46327. Which Australian artist painted 'Moody's Pub'?
46328. Around the Mediterranean in ancient times, it was thought that if a certain plant grew around a grave, the person buried there would enjoy eternal bliss. What was that plant?
46329. In what sport would you perform a Christie?
46330. Who sculpted the Trafalgar Square lions?
46331. Who is pictured painting flowers in a painting by Gaugin?
46332. What does an Imperial Chinese dragon always have five of?
46334. According to the Beaufort Scale what is a wind of 64-72 mph?
46335. What is dendrophobia the fear of?
46336. In which year did Louis Bleriot cross the English Channel?
46337. Who was shot by Nathuran Godse on September 17th, 1948?
46338. On what Lenten delicacy did Charlemagne sup when he returned from his campaign against the Lombards in 774?
46339. How would tautology be characterised?
46340. What is the currency of Eritrea?
46342. What is the connection between "The Sound of Music" and the Johnny Mop?
46343. What was the name of the The Sopranos character that had its identifiable body parts buried in a bowling ball bag?
46345. Did 'This Boy' come out on an album or 45 by Parlophone?
46346. What creatures have blood that is not red?
46348. Why were William and Mary given the unique positions of co-rulers, and why has this not happened again in the British government?
46349. What recording company rejected the Beatles?
46350. What is the name of the country singer who sang the song titled 'Password'?
46351. What was the very first website made?
46352. What was the capital of China during the Mongol Dynasty?
46355. On the British advert for the Ford Ka convertible what song is playing as the woman is driving the car as it coasts around the corner and into the sunset?
46357. Are the 'Beale papers' about a hidden treasure in the Blue Ridge Mountains for real and has anybody solved them?
46358. How is the Commissioner of Major League Baseball chosen?
46360. How much can forensic scientists tell about someone from a single hair strand?
46367. What is ablaut?
46370. According to the most recent population figures, which is more densely populated, Nigeria or Pakistan?
46371. In which of Brian Lara's two most productive Test innings was his scoring rate faster?
46372. What term describes the green surface that develops on bronze sculptures?
46373. Gouda and Edam feel rather rubbery to me. Which cheese sounds rubbery?
46375. It's a special occasion and I am inviting shady shaker to dinner at Chez Peasy. For dessert I will be serving him a dish made of baked biscuits and molasses. What am I referring to?
46379. How many animals were on Noah's ark?
46384. What is the Vatican's official teaching on the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS?
46385. How did Henry III die?
46386. What is the name of that little hard bit in the ear lobe, the bit that seems to shield the ear canal, and where on the body is the perineum?
46390. What is the most recorded number of live babies that one woman has given birth to in a single birthing period?
46391. Please excuse my male ignorance, but ladies on the site please briefly explain what the experience of a hot flash consists of?
46392. Today, does Russia consider herself a democracy?
46393. How much saliva is produced by the average human in a lifetime? How does this compare with a cow?
46394. What doesn't exist but is protected by a 1912 Act of Pariament and is said to be worth several thousand pounds annually? When was the earliest reported claim to have seen it?
46398. Theoretically, what is the highest possible scoring word in a game of Scrabble?
46400. What animal has been described as having been put together by a committee?
46403. Was Tony Blair's actual voice used in an episode of 'The Simpsons'?
46406. Who has hit the fastest ODI hundred in cricket?
46408. Which famous explorer was killed by haemorrhoids?
46409. Which mass murderer tried to stab his trial judge with a sharpened pencil?
46410. While members of the Beatles where any of the Fab Four arrested?
46411. Who formed the Ku Klux Klan and why were they formally disbanded just three years later?
46412. After Jim Morrison died, the surviving members of his band went on to make two unsuccessful albums. What where the titles of these two albums?
46413. After being reminded on Sportscenter that "racecar spelled backwards is racecar" I was wondering what is the longest one word palindrome?
46415. Are there any herbal remedies for Lichen Planus?
46416. When did they start using the numbers 555 on television and in movies for the first three numbers in a phone number?
46417. At the beginning of movies why do they briefly show the numbers 1, then 2, then 3, before the film starts?
46418. Why do silver pieces tarnish?
46419. Did any of the children of the Von Trapp family appear in other TV shows or movies, and if so, which ones?
46420. Why do we have to saddle break horses after they are already saddle broke?
46421. Is it possible for there to be frost on the ground if the outside temperature stayed above freezing?
46425. What is the real name of the person who used the pseudonym JL?
46426. What is the Kamasutra?
46427. What pesky garden bug is born pregnant and can give birth 10 days later?
46428. Who invented the first incandescent light bulb?
46429. What is the term for a person who calculates risks?
46431. On 'Charmed' is Prudence Warren the past life of Prue?
46434. What might be the cause of yellowish fingernails in a non-smoker?
46436. How did we come by the term 'migraine headache'?
46437. They are not mentioned in the Bible, they have 32 muscles in each ear and are the only species of their family to stick their tails straight up in the air. What other interesting trivia can you dig up on the domestic cat?
46438. Why does putting metal into a microwave cause electrical arcs to form?
46440. What is the Faraday effect?
46441. What is the English translation of 'nil desperandum'?
46443. Which is the most likely answer in a multiple choice question?
46445. Who composed the Last Post?
46447. Moggy usually means 'cat' unless it's got four wheels. What other non-feline four legged beast is called a moggy, and where?
46448. There is a certain jelly that is removed from a fish and used to purify Russian wine. What is it called?
46449. What percent of the Ontario-US border is made up of water?
46451. What was the DEW line, and is it still in operation?
46454. What three letter word describes the debris collected under one's fingernails? Good word for Scrabble or crosswords.
46455. How, when, where and why was it decided that Great Britain's National Day should be the second Saturday in June?
46461. What kind of a doctor is Dr. Phil, is he an MD?
46463. Where did the first CheeseCake Factory open?
46465. What is a good sodium free salt substitute?
46466. What is the cause of the strange embarrassing growling sound that our stomaches often make?
46468. Assuming that there is no such thing as Daylight Savings Time, how long does a Monday last hourwise from the time it is Monday anywhere until the time it isn't?
46469. While searching for a bit for my mobile phone, it raised a word called 'aftermarket.' Clearly a neologism, what does it mean?
46471. What is the significance of the 12th July in Ireland?
46473. Who was on the cover of Time Magazine twenty-seven times in the 1980's?
46474. Most are familiar with the personification of 'Britannia' as a woman with helmet, trident and shield bearing the Union Jack. Is there an equivalent figure for Scotland or Wales, or even England as distinct from Britain?
46477. Why might a modern expression be, "A tooth for an eye"?
46478. Which brewery advertises one of its products with the slogan, "What's the matter, lager boy, frightened you might taste something"?
46481. When was the Hudson's Bay Company founded?
46482. In a musical sense, what is a yom?
46483. Which Pulitzer Prize winning journalist returned her award after admitting that her story about 'Jimmy,' an eight year old heroin addict, was a fabrication?
46484. In which city was Handel's 'Messiah' first performed?
46485. Which 'pop' artist do you associate with Campbell's Soup cans?
46486. What does the musical term 'andante' mean?
46487. How many eyes does a scallop have and what colour are they?
46488. Who was born first, Laurel or Hardy?
46489. Which island was once called Van Diemen's Land?
46490. As you go, tell me, what is Asiago?
46491. "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" comes from which play?
46492. 'The Council of Ten' ruled which medieval European empire?
46493. What was the original name of Australia?
46494. Is there a known light source that also produces no heat?
46495. What name is given to the pair of round metal discs used for finger percussion in belly dancing?
46496. What US state borders the most Canadian provinces?
46497. What Canadian province borders the most US states?
46498. What actor in what film sang the line, "Harriet, sweet Harriet, hard-hearted harbinger of haggis"?
46499. In 'So I Married an Axe Murderer' which actor played Charlie's "undercover cop trying to look hip" friend and what TV show is he now the star of?