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Questions From Apr 16 04
46501. Here in the United States, one can easily get matches for free. I've been told that they cost money in Britain. Is this true?
46508. What horrible 50's drug that was used to treat nausea in pregnant women is currently being used for the treatment of AIDS and Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)?
46509. Prior to Canberra what was Australia's capital?
46510. Whose picture is on the US one million dollar bill?
46513. Can anyone name one gospel excluded from the Bible by the church due to some sort of prejudiced beliefs?
46514. How many brothers and sisters did Jesus of Nazareth have?
46515. Where did the Brits chastise the Germans in World War II?
46517. What is the longest worm ever recorded in the world?
46518. Are there any stars orbiting planets?
46519. Which is hometown to the world's largest radio telescope: Arecibo, San Juan, Guadilla, or Mayaguez?
46521. Where was Quentin Tarantino educated?
46522. After the Yankees what Major League Baseball team has won the most World Series?
46523. Does anyone know when the English law was changed and DNA was allowed in court?
46525. If I am cooking eggs or meat "à la Chartres" what type of herb am I using?
46526. Anyone know the origin of the term 'hat-trick'?
46529. Why did Mascagni insist that the curtain should be left up during the interval of his two-act opera 'Cavaleria Rusticana'?
46532. Why is this Sunday known as Low Sunday?
46533. Which fictional hero was born on Low Sunday and thus got his name, which wasn't "Low Sunday"?
46534. Did the Royal Air Force ever drop napalm on Kurdish rebels in Mesopotamia (Iraq) during the 1920's?
46539. Can anyone tell me how long it would take me to fly with Virgin from Heathrow London to JFK New York?
46541. What countries made up the Spanish Main, Venezuela and Panama?
46545. What is the belief that lifeless objects possess spirits, as practiced by primitive people called?
46546. Did Albert Einstein really fail, or almost fail in school?
46548. What are the origins and meanings associated with 'Waltzing Matilda'?
46549. When was the last formal funeral for a Confederate soldier?
46553. When was the last burial of American Civil War dead?
46555. What is the equation that states that the speed of light is constant?
46557. What is Batu? It's a Hawaiian term.
46558. What player was picked first in the 1949 NFL Draft?
46560. What would be wrong if your ship was flying the Yellow Jack?
46561. Why do we never see portraits of George Washington smiling?
46562. Which old popular British car model was noted for its square steering wheel?
46563. What book was banned in London in 1526, in Paris in 1538, and in Spain in 1551?
46565. Who is the only cricket player to hit a quadruple century in Test cricket?
46568. What instigated Attila the Hun's campaign of Italy, and what prompted him to retire?
46570. What are the four Islamic colours, and what do each of them represent?
46571. What is the connection between Australia's first prime minister, Edmund Barton, and the autocratic 19th century English cricketer, Lord Hawke?
46573. If you bumped into a Japanese man at the races and he said "Fuku" what would he mean?
46575. Where was Robin Hood from, Nottingham or Yorkshire?
46576. Congratulations to Phil Mickleson, but who was the first lefty to win a golf major?
46578. What film won the Golden Globe award for best foreign film and who plays the central character and what did she do before this film was made?
46580. What is the name of the US military commander stationed in Iraq?
46581. Mr. Cranky Pants was stolen last week. Please explain?
46582. What is the smallest country in the Middle East?
46583. What opened in London's Fleet Street and Bedford Street in 1852?
46584. Which French chef was known as "The King of Cooks"?
46585. With which branch of science do you associate Copernicus?
46586. Who invented the fully automatic machine gun?
46587. What was the name of the horse in the TV series 'Hart to Hart'?
46588. Who was the first woman to climb Pike's Peak in Colorado?
46590. On the television series 'The Rifleman' starring Chuck Connors, who played the son and what was that character's name?
46593. What nation consumes the most beer per individual?
46594. How many inches does a piece of rock have to be to be considered a boulder?
46595. What was the relationship between Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in 'Star Wars'?
46596. What percent of Major League Baseball pitchers are left handed?
46597. Where did Dr. Watson first meet Sherlock Holmes?
46598. Were the names of Henry VIII's three Catherines spelt with K's or C's or a combination of both?
46600. What makes ice cubes float in water?
46602. How do you show that 1 ml = 1 cc? Why is it true?
46603. On average, how long does a common cold last?
46604. His stagename involved a type of pet and his first UK hit involved another. Who is he?
46605. What is buoyancy?
46607. Which Shakespeare character has the most lines?
46608. The Saudi Arabian flag is green, with what appears to be Arabic script super-imposed in white over the central top third. Is anyone able to confirm that, and to give an English translation?
46609. How did Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman spend the afternoon on 16 April, 1943?
46610. Which queen had 24 pockets sewn into her hoopskirt to hold the embalmed hearts of her sweethearts in separate boxes so she could be with them always?
46612. Who were the first prime ministers of Australia, Canada and New Zealand?
46615. What is killer Albert De Salvo better known as?
46616. Which country is the 'Land of the Midnight Sun'?
46617. Who wrote 'The Ginger Man'?
46618. Who once said, "Beer is proof that God loves man, and wants him to be happy"?
46619. Where is Macbeth buried?
46620. Henry VIII spoke English, French, Italian, Latin, and Greek. Could he speak or write Welsh?
46621. Which two countries are currently in dispute over the similarity of their flags?
46622. Who was the first woman to fly across the English Channel?
46623. In what year was the first batting helmet used by a Major League team?
46624. Where is the largest US Embassy in the world?
46625. Who was the first black pitcher in an American League game?
46626. What right handed batter set the record for striking out a career number of 1942 times?
46627. What two Major League Baseball teams played in the first regular season game outside the United States?
46629. What TV show began with "Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity," and who said it?
46630. This scientist's last experiment involved a guillotine and a friend counting something. What was the scientist's name, the experiment, and how did he come to be able to do the experiment?
46631. Who was the first black pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the majors?
46633. What is meant by the "Hadamard inequality"?
46634. What is the average number of seeds on a Big Mac bun?
46635. I am the "Daughter of Megan" and said Megan has had on various abodes, now on the apartment she has within my house, the words "Y blwythyn bach." You lucky Welsh speakers - what does it mean?
46637. On which date is Swallows Day celebrated at the Mission San Juan Capistrano?
46638. What name is given to the brain disorder whereby sufferers taste flavours in shapes, hear languages in colours of the rainbow, and see newsprint in bursts of colour?
46639. In which movie did a character with the surname of Werthan appear?
46642. Why was Anne Boleyn's beheading different than normal?
46643. How many Queens of England, crowned or yet to be crowned, entered the Tower of London through Traitors' Gate?
46644. Many murders were committed in the Tower of London but where were the bodies disposed of?
46645. What is the connection between the Tower of London and ravens?
46646. Who was the third man to walk on the moon?
46647. How did crabgrass get its name?
46649. Which stage show character is to be made into a bronze statue and erected outside a theatre in New Zealand?
46650. Who held the stopwatch which officially recorded the first sub-4 minute mile in 1954?
46651. Who is Oxford's patron saint?
46652. Who was St. Brice and where is the only UK church dedicated to him?
46653. Who invented Silly Putty and why?
46656. Do more people speak Danish, Finnish, or Swedish?
46657. Which was the 14th state to become part of the United States of America?
46658. What is the phonetic pronounciation of the word 'maestro' - a master in any art?
46659. Which is a synonym of the word 'revanche' - restitute, prevail, or vengeance?
46660. Five years ago what horrific event occured?
46665. In which southern US state is it illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp?
46666. What would you expect to see if you attended a performance of the Peking Opera?
46667. Charlotte Bronte was born on this day in 1816. Each of her sisters who survived into adulthood also became authors. What literary work is Charlotte best known for?
46668. Water, Paint, Copper-cut, Dog and Balloon have all been names of what?
46670. What does the initial "D" stand for in D-Day?
46671. What is the link between A-1 Artificial Intelligence and Lizzie McGuire?
46673. When, where, how and by whom was the first photo copying machine designed or invented, and what are some leading photocopy machine brands?
46675. Which king in a deck of cards is said to represent King David?
46676. Which Russian composer was sacked from his teaching post at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in 1905 because of his participation in the political activity that resulted in 'Bloody Sunday'?
46678. If you mixed sloe gin, vodka, Southern Comfort, Galliano and a dash of orange juice, what would you be having?
46679. In the early 1990s a former US Marine tried a novel treatment for a rattlesnake bite. What was it?
46681. What does the musical term rallentando mean?
46682. What is gynophobia?
46683. Which football manager co-wrote 'Hazell' who was played on screen by Nicholas Ball?
46684. What does the cooking term 'nivernaise' mean?
46686. John Glenn appeared in an episode of 'Frasier' during which there were numerous references to the drink 'Tang.' What is Tang and why is John Glenn associated with it?
46687. How did Hercule Poirot die in "Curtain"?
46689. What was Gilbert O'Sullivan's biggest UK hit?
46690. Who sang a song about his ten guitars, part of the lyrics being, "dance, dance, dance to my ten guitars" and what is the name of the song?
46691. What is the world's longest canal?
46692. In the military what does HALO and HAHO stand for?
46693. Who founded the Guinness Book of Records?
46694. What makes photocopiers possible and dryer sheets desirable?
46695. Who are the only two women in England to become guild butchers?
46696. In the book by J.K. Rowling about Harry Potter what is the name of the three-headed dog owned by Hagrid?
46698. What is the real name of Evel Knievel and where is he today?
46701. Which pop song was partly inspired by the theme to the schools programme "You and Me"?
46702. Which former TV presenter now only talks to one person in Norfolk?
46703. What does http:// stand for?
46704. What is the tragic connection between St. Brice, St. Fritheswide, and Ethelred the Unready?
46710. Mibby and I have returned to the Middle Ages and are visiting Senior Moments at his castle in the Cotswolds. We are seated for dinner when a servant appears bearing a platter, upon which sits a bird with fire spitting from its beak, and its guilded feet picking up the reflection of the massive candles illuminating the banqueting table. I am given the honour of carving this marvel, on condition that I pledge to perform an outstanding deed. Which bird are we about to feast on?
46712. On which instrument was the 'Harry Lime Theme' played?
46713. In the Bible who owned the vineyard adjoining King Ahab's palace?
46714. In what year was Dr. Crippen executed?
46715. Who do you associate with the phrase 'Cogito, ergo sum'?
46716. How many movie theaters are there in the United States?
46717. How many movie theaters in the United States are capable of projecting digital films?
46718. In Bridge what are the odds of being dealt an entire hand of the same suit?
46719. Is Derek Acorah the original name of the 'Most Haunted Live' star, and how many appearances did he make for Liverpool FC?
46720. What is Bernie Clifton doing these days?
46721. What can you tell me about Freddie "Parrot Face" Davies?
46722. How come there's always a suffix such as .com or .org at the end of a web site title?
46723. What is kundalini?
46724. Who said, "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars, the rest I just squandered"?
46725. Who said, "I find that, being famous, I get to torture a higher class of man"?
46727. What continent was the first to form?
46729. Which prime minister's son was a presenter for the Open University?
46732. What does Sparrow, Mantra, Noodle, and Oprah have in common?
46733. Which is the poorest country in Europe?
46736. Who is Tami Silico and why did she get fired?
46739. Mibby and I have resumed our journey back in time, and now find ourselves in 14th Century Germany. We have come to a town in festival mode. Seems like two members of a group of Stadtpfeifers have succumbed to the Black Death, and we have been asked to take their place. What will Mibby and I be doing?
46741. How do bendy buses make any money when people don't seem to pay any fares?
46743. What is 'The Peter Principle'?
46745. What is the pun that Salvador Dali executed when producing his work of art "Oeuf's sur le plat sans le plat"?
46746. Can anyone remember in which year did Band Aid have a Christmas number one hit with 'Do They Know It's Christmas'?
46749. Does the cause such as lack of sleep or drug abuse affect the type of hallucinations suffered?
46752. In cartoons what was the name of the character who could not pronounce his R's and tried unsuccessfully to hunt Bugs Bunny?
46754. What name is given to the group of gases which do not form compounds easily?
46756. How many Welsh cities are there?
46757. Which silent film actor was known as 'The Great Stone Face'?
46758. What was the name of the banking institution that was robbed in the 1976 movie 'Dog Day Afternoon'?
46759. Who said "24 beers in a case, and 24 hours in a day is no coincidence"?
46760. Who was the only person to pinch hit for Henry Aaron?
46761. Who played 'Casey Jones' in the television series of the same name?
46764. The gender of alligators, crocodiles, and turtles is determined by the temperature the eggs are incubated in. What other animals' sex is determined by temperature?
46767. If you want to join the Marine Corps, is there a minimum height requirement?
46769. What causes those funny wiggly lines on one's TV picture whenever the presenter is wearing a striped jacket or tie?
46770. Seems almost paradoxical to be speaking of great Welshmen, but the country's Rugby full-back of the 1970s, J.P.R. Williams was one. Can anyone tell me his full name?
46771. Which English king decided to make it a law that everyone should be in bed by 8 o'clock?
46772. What word is given to a cigar-shaped balloon?
46773. Who was born William Jefferson Blythe, III?
46774. The 1945 film "Kitty" was about which artist?
46775. Which of our hours is the witching hour?
46776. Why is the time during which a TV channel may not show certain programmes known as the "watershed"?
46777. What is a theremin?
46778. What year was State of Origin, Australian Rugby League, played in the United States and where was it played?
46779. Happy ANZAC day Aussies and Kiwis. What does ANZAC stand for and what is the connection between Two-up and ANZAC day?
46780. In America are grammar schools élite private schools, with or without endowments, or are any of them publicly funded?
46781. Lauren Bacall threatened to sue what airline for using an unauthorized picture of Humphrey Bogart to advertise flights to Casablanca?
46783. Can anyone tell me the words to 'Advance Australia Fair'?
46784. What is a Lilith?
46785. What is the main ingredient of Bombay Duck?
46786. Which British cheese is made from mixing the morning's milk with the milk from the previous evening's milking?
46788. According to Conan Doyle when was Sherlock Holmes born?
46789. What do VCR, DVD, VHS, CD, CD-RW, and CD ROM stand for?
46792. What was the longest note held on a record by a singer?
46793. When did Dean Martin die?
46794. What is the only US state whose name has one syllable?
46795. Who played the title role in "The Adventures of Jim Bowie"?
46800. What is the name of Volvo's new car, designed by women for women?
46801. Scandinavian Airlines System is to be split into three national companies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. What year was in created in its current form?
46804. Well, me old china plates, cobbers, friends and comrades, can anyone of you tell me the origin of the word "buddy" in American speech and writing?
46805. What cargo was HMS Bounty carrying when the mutiny occurred?
46806. What is ambergris?
46807. What is the nickname of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3 in D?
46808. What is androphobia?
46810. That memory of mine has deserted me again! I've written out the mnemonic "Her Highness Owes Cabinet Nothing" but now I forget what the initial letters of each word in that phrase represent. Can anyone help?
46812. How large must a house be in order to be considered a mansion?
46814. Who said, "If music be the food of love, then play on"?
46815. In which Country, State and City would you find the suburb of Shalvey?
46816. Are there any living holders of The Order of the Star of India?
46817. Which industry has finally left Witney after an association of over 350 years?
46819. What colour is eau-de-nil?
46820. What is the capital of Greenland?
46821. Which Hindu god has the same name as a form of road transport?
46823. We all know that the Melbourne Cup stops a great nation, well Australia, but what event stopped a great nation, Wales, and the person who was responsible for this died on St. David's Day in 1986?
46824. From a book of sports trivia, what are Airplane, Head Pull and Knuckle Hop?
46825. What is the thick fluid used in the 'Vitameatavegimen' episode of 'I Love Lucy'?
46826. Of what is Henry Purcell, the composer, reputed to have died?
46827. What is the name of the motorcycle manufacturer that makes the largest engined motorbike as a production model? What is this model called and how many CC is the engine?
46831. In this culture, you would eat your loved ones, literally! They believe it is an honor to eat their loved ones, after all, who wants their parents to be eaten by bacteria and worms? They're famous because of a disease. What is this culture?
46832. Hitler was addicted to what?
46833. Hitler suffered from what disease later in his life?
46835. What was the name of the first in-flight movie ever shown to passengers onboard an airplane; what was the date, the airline, and who played the starring role?
46836. Who, what or when is Saint Swithin's day?
46837. Besides Harley Davidson has there been any other American made motorcycles?
46838. Does Laura Innes from 'E.R.' really have a disability?
46839. What was John Cleese's, of Monty Python fame, birth name?
46840. What is Sweet Pea's relationship to Popeye and Olive Oyl?
46845. While on the subject of Purcell, how did the composer of the very famous piece that some people still think Purcell wrote die?
46847. From which language do we get the word 'jumbo'?
46848. Which architect designed the "new" Parliament House in Canberra, Australia?
46850. How many children did Screamin' Jay Hawkins claim to have fathered?
46851. What links an episode of Red Dwarf, 5000 Roman men and Professor Xavier's son?
46852. "For a new marriage I did make Carouse, Divorced old barren Reason from my Bed, And took (what) to Spouse." Which words correctly fill in the phrase?
46854. What does "to keep stumm" mean?
46857. Is Mother's Day celebrated in Britain?
46860. In which city is the Gorbals?
46861. Which dynastic family ruled in Brandenburg-Prussia from 1415-1918?
46862. In financial terms, what do the initials IBRD stand for?
46863. In which year did Chiang Kai-shek die?
46865. What is the connection between Paul Beresford, Gisella Stuart and Rudi Vis?
46867. What is the connection between Buttered Scone, Little Jimmy, Nelson's Column and At the Beginning?
46870. Does anyone know in which year Shakespeare's "Hamlet" was first printed?
46871. How long have the Israeli's been at war with the Arab nations?
46872. What first met on 26th January 1963?
46874. What was the name of the guy who tried to shoot the apple off his son's head, and what was the name of the son?
46875. What nelogism derives from an unlikely episode of 'Happy Days' in which the Fonz is saved from flesh-eating fish?
46880. Which is the smallest breed of hunting dog?
46881. What was the name of Marie Antoinette's dog?
46882. Are there any Americans here who play or watch Rugby League? Also, is it true you can watch the Australian National Rugby League in the United States on Fox Sports International?
46884. Were more cars trashed making 'The Blues Brothers' than any other movie?
46887. Which city's subway system carries the most passengers?
46888. What percentage of the Sahara Desert is made up of sand?
46889. Who was the world's first chess champion?
46892. What United States president was rumored to have been part black?
46893. What does "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus" mean?
46894. How long is the longest train and where is it?
46895. Which ceremony takes place during the third week of July on the Thames?
46896. In what sort of building would you find a rood screen?
46897. Other than being places in the UK, what is the connection between Manchester, Aberdeen, Norwich and Skye?
46898. What is the connection between "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," "The Red Line," "The Rising of the Moon" and "The Cunning Little Vixen"?
46899. What is the connection between Hercules, Diablo, Rosinante and Gringalet?
46900. What is the following an example of: "A man, a plan, a canal, Panama"?
46910. What fate befell the last member of the Bonaparte family?
46911. How many times are dogs mentioned in the Bible?
46912. Following on from Q #46911, the number of dogs in the Bible, what dog became an actual saint?
46913. What happened to Cleopatra's mummy?
46915. What name is given to the dimple like dent which appears in your cheeks when you grin?
46916. Who wrote the song "How Much is That Doggie in the Window?"
46917. Where does the cliché "dog eat dog" originate?
46918. What was the name of the 1970 tour that featured about three dozen musicians and singers and resulted in an elaborate double LP in a three panel, fold-out, gatefold sleeve recorded at the Fillmore East and a theatrically released documentary?
46919. What 1975 movie was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director, but won only for Best Writing and Original Screenplay?
46920. A dead human body preserved for the study of anatomy is what: corpse, cadaver, cacao, or caecum?
46921. Drugs used to produce loss of sensation or total unconsciousness are known as what: tranquillizers, anesthetics, or analgesics?
46925. What was the real name of Al Jolson?
46926. In film-making what is a blimp?
46927. In which country are one hundred grosz worth one zloty?
46928. What does DERV stand for?
46932. How did 7-Up get its name?
46934. What is the name of Rachel and Ross' baby on 'Friends'?
46935. What is rapper Notorious Big's real name?
46936. On what body part is the tragus found?
46937. What is the purpose of ear wax?
46940. What are each of the "eleven herbs and spices"?
46942. Name one of the two NHL players who shared positions on the first and second All-Stars team because there was a tie in the voting?
46947. What type of cheese prompted Dali to paint 'The Persistence of Memory' in 1931?
46948. From where do we get the expression "three dog night"?
46949. From where do we get the phrase "raining cats and dogs"?
46950. Who sings lead vocals for Santana on "Oye Como Va," "She's Not There" and "Black Magic Woman"?
46951. What is EMF an abbreviation for in the English band of that name?
46952. From which family of plants comes the calabash?
46953. Who played the Negro accused of rape in the movie 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?
46954. What was the name of 1991 cyclone in Western Australia which caused the deaths of 29 people?
46956. What chess piece replaced the Grand Vizier when the game came to Europe?
46957. Why was the bell instituted in the politburo under Stalin?
46960. Is June Whitfield lucky?
46961. Who plays football at Carrow Road?
46962. Who is believed to be the first woman to write a book in English?
46963. Why are Norwich City known as the Canaries?
46964. What is the name of the first football club to be promoted to the Premier Division from Division 1 this season?
46967. What popular strain of dog was developed by combining a very small red and black and tan crossbred with working Yorkshire and Irish den stock?
46969. Where is the most easterly international airport in England?
46971. Which "broken" actor landed plum roles in Short Circuit 2, Superman and Star Wars V - ESB?
46972. Which two Australian funny men took this TV series city into orbit?
46973. Enterprise was first lost in 1707. The fourth was what in its former life?
46976. There are strings attached but recently where has Luis Z. Boy been directing very wooden actors?
46978. What specifically connects the European towns of Rouen, Koblenz and Novi Sad?
46980. What was structurely unusual about the Mercantile Exchange Building in Chicago?
46981. Which James Bond film begins with Sean Connery tossing a fan in a bathtub to dispatch his opponent?
46982. Montzuma II drank 50 goblets of what every day?
46983. Why is the energy drink Vortex not exported despite being successful in its Peruvian home market?
46984. Who said, "Sir, when their backsides look good enough to slap, there's nothing more to do"?
46985. During the 1600's what were thermometers filled with?
46987. Why is Lulu going to get the Purple Cross?
46988. How many sisters has Peter Rabbit and what are their names?
46989. What was Rembrandt's full name?
46990. Who once said that they wished to live in a house designed to look like a Rook, the chess piece?
46991. Exactly how much time constitutes a 'moment'?
46992. Which variety show broadcast from Leeds ran for 30 years and was hosted in the latter years by Leonard Sachs and was noted for its use of high faluting English language?
46995. Who patented the first sewing machine?
46996. What was playwright Jean Baptiste Poquelin better known as?
46997. What is the origin of referring to people whose identity is not known as 'John Doe' or 'Jane Doe'?
46998. According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable what is a 'John Thomas'?