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Questions From Apr 30 04
47001. Who was Sky King's niece?
47002. Who was the first tennis player to earn one million dollars US?
47005. Which cycling event was only ever held once at the Olympic games in 1896 in Athens?
47006. What league did Everton win in 1950, 1952 and 1976?
47007. In the Indiana Jones series Harrison Ford's character is named Henry Jones, Jr. Where does he get the name 'Indiana' from?
47008. What song did Elaine Paige make famous from the hit musical 'Cats'?
47011. What US president was the first to visit a pope?
47012. Why do breasts have nipples?
47013. Why don't healthy adults get pimples or blackheads?
47016. What does "I plead the 5th" mean?
47017. Where am I if an address reads Bushley, Glos, GL20 6AH?
47023. Have the new member countries of the European Union all adopted the euro as their official currency?
47024. What was the first detective novel ever written?
47025. What is the shortest song to have been a chart hit in Britain or the United States?
47026. Which mammals have the shortest and longest gestation periods?
47027. How long does it take a cigarette butt to bio-degrade?
47029. Built during the Industrial Revolution and now a secondary school, which family built Cyfarthfa Castle found in Merthyr Tydfil?
47031. Which MP is an ex-Cunard waiter?
47032. To which family does the Okapi belong?
47034. What is Chlostridium Perfringens?
47035. What is the oldest known type of dog?
47036. If you take the herbal medicine valerian, are there any risks or side effects?
47037. On "Three's Company" Jack and Larry, unaware, are dating the same woman. What is her nickname for Jack: Bunny, Twinkie, Cuddle Cakes or Sweet Cheeks?
47038. On "Three's Company" Jack is teaching Janet's boss, Joanna Latham, to cook. What type cuisine is he teaching her: French, Greek, Italian or Chinese?
47039. How many minority groups are there in China?
47040. Who was the first reigning monarch to visit the United States?
47041. What was the last name of the characters Five, Four and Three in the comic strip 'Peanuts'?
47044. As amphibians evolved into increasingly complex organisms, there arose a need for a three chambered heart. What advantages are afforded by such a structure?
47046. Who was sworn in first, George Washington as president or John Adams as vice president?
47049. What is the protocol for the naming of planets?
47050. How many pounds in a stone, and where did this measurement come from?
47052. What was John Lennon's middle name when he died?
47055. Who has won the most mens singles at Wimbledon?
47056. Into which planet did fragments of comet SL9 crash?
47057. In which constellation is Rigel?
47058. What city's garbage men are honoured by a street named 'Avenue of the Strongest'?
47059. What is a doof?
47061. Who is the most famous lady spy?
47062. What is the name of the first fossil that was found?
47063. How many frets are there on a guitar?
47064. Who invented the first bicycle?
47065. Which country's national anthem is the shortest?
47066. Who was the composer of the tune known as 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'?
47067. Where will the 2006 Asian Games be held?
47068. Who will coach China's baketball team at this year's Olympics?
47070. Which horse has lost the most number of consecutive races and has never won a race and is widely bet on when it races?
47071. Which race did Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong win last week?
47077. From a popular American film released in the 1960's who said, "I'm not picky. As long as she's pretty and sweet and gentle and tender and lovely and carefree"?
47078. Where did the phrase "a different kettle of fish" originate?
47080. I read something that mentioned female snipers in World War II. Can anyone find a web site that has information about female snipers in history?
47082. What product's 1960's commercials were to the tune of 'On the Bridge to Avignon'?
47084. My son has an allergy to peanuts. I never heard of it when I was a kid. Why?
47085. What direction was usually at the top of a map when cartographers thought the earth was flat?
47086. What is represented by the white stripe on the French flag?
47087. Which champion AFL goalkicker holds the record for the longest sequence of games in which he scored at least one goal, and how many games was it?
47088. What was the name of the psychiatrist who treated Hitler for his crisis of confidence and did he feel somewhat responsible for Hitler's subsequent behaviour?
47089. Are there any animal names that begin with the letter 'X'?
47090. In festivities prior to a Super Bowl game, a hot air balloon race ended abruptly when which team's balloon crashed into the stands?
47091. Is Xanthia a real country?
47093. The leaves from which plant go in the making of Panama hats?
47094. In the 1991 TV series "Dinosaurs" what was Baby Sinclair's most repeated phrase?
47098. What is the registration number of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'?
47099. Which illness is also called Pertussis?
47101. Which Manchester United player appeared in a French TV commercial for ladies' razors?
47102. What is bling?
47103. Not very topical, but what is Christmas Disease?
47105. How did Alf come to live with the Tanners on the TV series 'Alf'?
47109. Who is 'Wearside Jack'?
47110. In 'The Mummy Returns' part of the action takes place in London and on a double decker bus. What was the number of the bus and what was its final destination according to the display board on the front of the bus?
47112. I spent time this past weekend with someone who is a descendent of the first Major League player to turn an unassisted triple play in a World Series game. Does anyone else out there know who this is?
47116. In 2001 which celebrity's husband was mauled by a Komodo dragon?
47117. Who painted famous paintings associated with yesterday, May 2nd, and today and why?
47119. What sort of person might be described as an 'octoroon'?
47120. With reference to horses what is meant by 'tying up'?
47121. Which country has the most islands?
47122. What does 'passive aggresive' mean?
47124. What is the term for a doctor's bag?
47126. Of which county is parts of Holland a former separate administrative county?
47127. Of what is there a special (1905) and a general (1915) theory?
47128. I've been reading an article about Roquefort cheese, and apparently, this type of cheese is ripened in limestone caves. The article was written several years ago, so I was wondering; is Roquefort still made in this way, or have production methods changed since then?
47129. Which game is actor Omar Sharif an expert?
47130. In which castle was Edward II murdered?
47131. Is the superbug MRSA really that dangerous?
47134. What does patinoire mean? It's French as far as I can tell.
47135. What group of people were tried at the Nuremberg Trials?
47136. In what field of entertainment are the Tony awards given?
47137. What figure of speech is represented in this line: "I've told you a million times not to do that"?
47138. What world religion uses the Tai Chi symbol of 'Yin and Yang'?
47139. What was the name of Beryl the Peril's dog?
47140. What was the name of Richie Rich's dog?
47141. When did helmets become mandatory in the NHL?
47144. Who were The Weathermen?
47145. Why were the words "under God" added in the Pledge of Allegiance?
47146. How did they used to salute the US flag a long time ago and why did they change it?
47147. What was the 'Great Sunday Hunt'?
47148. In the film 'Barry Lyndon' Barry's brother admits tricking him and says, "We loaded your gun with tow." What is tow?
47150. What is pinchbeck a cheap imitation of?
47151. What did Albert Einstein suggest World War IV would be fought with?
47152. What was the previous name for Paris, France?
47154. In the film 'Mermaids' what was the nickname Charlotte Flax had for her sister Kate?
47155. What does the Persian word 'khayyam' mean?
47157. Where did the saying 'Dutch courage' originate?
47158. On a doctor's eye chart, why were those specific letters chosen?
47160. In the film 'Jungle Book' what was the name of the little girl that Mowgli goes to the man village with?
47161. What is the name of the waterfall in the Woodland Park, Dartmoor?
47162. I don't see cheeses used in Asian cooking. Are there any Asian cheeses?
47163. Who is the villain in Disney's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame'?
47164. In Disney's 'Dumbo' what is the name of Dumbo's only friend?
47165. Which city is known in its own language as Baile Atha Cliath?
47166. Which UK group had a US number 1 hit with 'Owner of a Lonely Heart'?
47167. Which sinister villain was the creation of Sax Rohmer?
47168. By 1923 more than what amount of German currency would equal one US dollar?
47170. Has Albert Camus published anything recently?
47171. Is there anything wrong with having two surge protectors in one room? Is that having too many things plugged in?
47173. What sort of cow, or cattle, do they use for rodeo riding?
47176. Could Shrek the sheep have lived on his own for much longer or would his coat have grown too long for him to survive?
47177. Which comics included the Bumpkin Billionaires and Lolly Pop and what was the premise of these two comic strips?
47184. In 1991 what country star was shot four times by robbers outside his Nashville hotel room?
47185. What was former First Lady Betty Ford's CB radio 'handle'?
47187. What label did Led Zeppelin form in 1974?
47190. What was the name of the theme song of the TV sitcom 'Harry and the Hendersons'?
47196. In cars, what does the acronym GL, GLX or SLE after the model name stand for?
47197. On whose desk was there a sign saying, "The buck stops here"?
47198. What is "red cherry day"?
47199. What is the only mobile US national monument?
47200. There are many memorials in Washington but where is the statue to be found of the only female equestrian, and what is her name and why is she commemorated?
47202. Who is George Stobbartt and what does he do?
47203. Which English explorer discovered the magnetic North Pole in 1831?
47204. Who was born Agnes Bojaxhiu in 1910?
47205. What is the lowest point in North America?
47208. What singer is heard first on 'We are the World'?
47210. How much air does the average human breathe in a lifetime and how does this compare with the amount of breathable air on the planet?
47211. What is particularly strange about ostracod sperm?
47212. How is the Swedish game of "cow bingo" played?
47214. What was the only song performed by Jimi Hendrix to break into the Top 40 charts?
47215. What was the name of Ernest Hemingway's pet cat?
47216. What is the maximum number of victory points for all players combined in the game 'Settlers of Catan' if you play forever and don't stop at ten victory points?
47223. In the Brady Bunch episodes where the family goes to Hawaii, what name did Vincent Price, guest starring as a paranoid professor, call the tiki statue in the cave?
47224. Who painted 'The Naked Maja' only to face the wrath of the Spanish Inquisition?
47225. In the TV sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' what was Laura Petrie's favorite soap opera?
47226. What did Albert Einstein once say was the "strongest force in the universe"?
47227. Every day more money is printed for what than the US Treasury?
47228. What day does Spain celebrate Mother's Day?
47229. What was the former name of Bermuda?
47230. Who composed such hits as Neal McCoy's "Wink", Kathy Mattea's "Walking Away a Winner", Faith Hill's "Take Me as I Am", and Pam Tillis' "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial"?
47231. Which woman has appeared the most times on the cover of Time Magazine?
47232. What fictional character said, "Welcome to my house! Enter freely and of your own will!" and who was he talking to?
47238. What automobile did Louis Armstrong do commercials for?
47240. What was the first name of the person who won the Wimbledon Ladies title in 1977?
47241. Suppose that on October 24th, 2004, you enter a train in Washington, DC at 12 Midnight, just as it is leaving. At 3 AM that day, you arrive at Grand Central Station in New York. How long did the trip take?
47244. Why is fire hot?
47245. Which song, in its original form, was by a man who changed his name, and was about a woman who changed her name?
47247. I believe that the comedian George Gobel of 'Hollywood Squares' fame started out as a crooner. What radio program was he associated with and what was his signature song?
47248. What are the various possible belt colors in Karate?
47251. What is the name of the island where the largest colony of penguins live?
47252. How did David Dinkins make history in New York in 1989?
47254. What is a Beaveree?
47255. Why does smoking yellow the fingers?
47256. Why does eating Cheetos orange the fingers?
47257. Why does eating Satsumas make your fingers go all orange?
47258. What is unusual about the ashtray of a modern Rolls Royce?
47259. Why does pulling dandelions stain the fingers black?
47260. What could be different between the Rolls Royces owned by males or females in the Arab world?
47261. What media man's sons all have the middle name 'Paradine'?
47262. Who had the car number plate "1 CUE"?
47263. Who was the US Secretary of Defense during World War II?
47264. Do I really need a sun filter or goggles to see the Venus transit?
47266. Why did a boat full of passengers capsize in Lake Travis recently?
47269. In what year was 'fuel injection' introduced as an option when purchasing a Chevrolet Corvette?
47270. Who is the patron saint of mountaineers?
47271. What is a tantalus?
47272. Which emperor was known as the conquering lion of the tribe of Judah?
47273. What happened to Puff the Magic Dragon?
47275. Who wrote the joke "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
47278. We see with both eyes but what would be different if we lost the sight in one eye?
47279. What is the name of the goddess that Jason, of Argonaughts fame, fell in love with?
47280. Why did, or do, the Greek army wear skirts?
47281. Who starred as the would-be mother in 'Bambino Mio'?
47282. Which South African surgeon performed the first human heart transplant?
47283. Can anyone name the Seven Wonders of the World, and which ones still remain?
47285. How did the popular cheer "Hip hip hooray!" originate?
47290. What was the best-selling novel of the 1990's?
47291. What is the Canadian connection on American Idol?
47292. What character appears in both the 1957 animated and 2000 live action version of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' but not in the original book by Dr. Seuss?
47294. Accurate immigration figures are notoriously hard to come by, but how many people emigrate from Britain each year?
47295. Who was the beach inspector who conducted a futile one-man campaign in 1961 to stop women wearing a bikini on Bondi Beach?
47297. What is a gauge boson?
47298. Which British physicist used microwave radiation to study the behaviour of the surface layer of superconductors, introducing the idea of "coherence" in the behaviour of electrons?
47300. About how many taste buds does the catfish have?
47302. What sport features a movement called a 'veronica'?
47303. Where did Dwarf throwing originate?
47305. Which foods burn off more calories in the consumption and digestion than they actually contain?
47306. Why do we say 'bless you' when others sneeze?
47307. What was the last battle between armies fought in England?
47314. For men, what increased from 48 in 1906 to 72 in 1989?
47315. Which hot wind blows from the North African desert across the Mediterranean to Southern Europe?
47318. Who was the French artist who declared he painted with his penis?
47319. What is the rarest sub-atomic particle?
47322. What was the name of the "Friendly Drelb" on Laugh-In?
47323. What was the name of the spin-off series from 'On the Buses'?
47325. In which film do Madame Souza and Bruno search for Champion?
47326. About how many new books, new titles, have been published annually in recent years in the UK?
47328. Why was Emmett Till murdered?
47329. What is the highest possible enlisted rank in the US military, and do Second Lieutenants have authority over them?
47332. Which country is smaller in area, Austria or Azerbaijan?
47335. What was the name of the werewolf doll of Eddie Munster's in the TV sitcom 'The Munsters'?
47336. Which Hollywood actor has recently been claimed to have a travelling DJ who plays music through an earpiece to inspire him while he is on screen?
47337. Is it true that an expert crook can pick any standard house or car lock within seconds?
47341. If you didn't cut your fingernails for exactly one year, how long would they get?
47342. Who was the ladies individual World Gymnastics Champion in 1979?
47344. Aside from being a silent movie comic, what else did Harold Lloyd have in common with Charlie Chaplin?
47345. Mathew Lillard and Freddie Prinze, Jr. have appeared in five movies. What were they?
47347. What would you liken lichen to?
47351. Who is the author of 'Chasing Down the Dawn'?
47352. Graham Kennedy and which other performer won Gold Logies at the initial presentation of the awards in 1958?
47353. What is the connection between lima beans and funistrada according to the US Army?
47354. Where would I go to find the home of Commandaria wine?
47355. What is interesting about the word 'orthoepy'?
47356. Who is Adam holding out his hand to on the Sistine Chapel ceiling?
47359. How many stairs lead to the top of the Eiffel Tower?
47360. Can anyone explain the weather phenomenon known as "Dutchman's breeches"?
47361. Where and what name is the biggest golf club in the world?
47365. Was Albert Einstein ever married?
47366. What was the name of the first movie made?
47367. Where does The Burning Man Festival take place?
47369. Who was a dishwasher, cook, and part-time singer at the Nashville Palace when Martha Sharp signed him to Warner Brothers?
47370. What does SPAM stand for?
47371. How exactly does the golf handicapping system work?
47373. Given the advances of modern medicine, what would be the effect of the 1340's Bubonic Plague outbreak if it happened today?
47376. What is a stripper?
47377. What is the hometown of the cartoon superhero Mighty Mouse?
47381. Which classical composer put the "Book of Revelation" to music?
47382. What were the names of the Three Stooges?
47383. Who catalogued the works of Franz Joseph Haydn?
47385. Who, when writing to his wife from prison, sometimes addressed her as "fresh pork of my thoughts"?
47386. Which television series was based on a book of stories entitled 'The Adventures of a Black Bag'?
47387. Which marine creature is the fastest?
47391. What did Buddha die of?
47392. Which will bounce higher, steel or rubber ball?
47393. Which language did Jesus speak?
47394. Which famous composer had 20 children, three of whom also became well-known composers?
47395. Who sang about Mouldy Old Dough?
47397. What is a peeler?
47398. Who was the last monarch to inhabit the Tower of London?
47400. Who was the Surgeon of Crowthorne?
47402. Which university was founded first, Harvard or Princeton?
47403. San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles were named by people of what nationality?
47404. What device keeps a downhill ski attached to a ski boot?
47405. What Indian tribe of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico still build oval, one room houses out of mud and without windows?
47407. What woman in history had the most husbands?
47410. What US state has been won by every victorious Republican presidential candidate?
47413. Which famous painting shows a bottle of Bass ale? Apart from Pears soap in Millais' "Bubbles" and the work of pop artists like Andy Warhol, have any other brands benefited from product placement in famous paintings?
47419. It's not the heat, it's the humidity. Why?
47420. What are the five components that make up 'Integrated Learning'?
47421. Which country's flag is inscribed with the words "He Hath Founded It Upon The Seas"?
47422. What are the predominant gases in the moon's atmosphere?
47424. Which prominent star of the ballet spent a day in a Panamanian jail in 1959?
47425. What was the theme song of the film and sitcom M*A*S*H*?
47427. What is the name shared by a university city in Georgia, United States, and a tiny region in Italy?
47428. Why did they call Joe DiMaggio 'The Yankee Clipper'?
47429. What US state has "P, P and P" and please explain?
47430. What is the unit of currency in Honduras?
47431. I have had a wide assortment of answers to this supposedly simple question from so-called experts, but still no clear one. When did the age of Aquarius start?
47432. Of which boat was Mark Litchfield skipper when it sank in 1995?
47433. What is the speedwell genus of plants called?
47434. How many copies of one book must be sold in Canada for it to be considered a bestseller?
47435. What does the name "Elvis" mean?
47437. Who was the first man to fly a helicopter solo around the world?
47438. In what country would you find the North Pole?
47439. The Bass Strait runs between which two countries?
47441. I've heard that 38 people die each year from licking a 9 volt battery. Can you really die from licking a 9 volt battery?
47442. What is Cyanoacrylate, and why would I find it useful at a crime scene?
47443. Who is the only person to have played in both a World Series and a Super Bowl?
47444. At an Indian restaurant what would you get if you ordered "kulfi"?
47445. What is Panama's main foreign currency earner?
47446. What pieces of Greece do many claim came to Britain illegally?
47447. Where is the birthplace of superheroine Wonder Woman?
47453. Are other pandas as endangered as giant pandas?
47455. What did folks in Paris head off to see on April 25, 1792?
47456. Who were the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television?
47458. Which train according to Crosby, Stills and Nash do you take to Casablanca heading south?
47459. What is a poodle faker?
47461. What is pedlar's French?
47462. Which is the top ranked university in the United States?
47465. What often used US federal image combines two Masonic symbols, and what are these symbols?
47466. In Elvish, what does Celebrindal mean?
47467. Penguins spend a good part of their lives in the water as well as on land. As they have been known to achieve speeds of up to 90 kph in the water, does that make them the fastest amphibian?
47470. What was the name of the animated taxman used by the inland revenue in their public information adverts?
47472. How are Charles and Gerald better known in the 'Literary World'?
47473. What medal is awarded for "Bravery in the Field"?
47474. Which former Australian Prime Minister was drugged and had his money and trousers stolen by a bar girl in Memphis, Tennessee?
47475. Does anyone really know the symbolism of the hand with the knife in da Vinci's Last Supper?
47480. How many horses have won the Triple Crown, and which horse was the last to do it?
47481. Whose painting of George Washington is found on the dollar bill?
47482. What is the link between Robert Redford and Bernard Malamud?
47484. When and where was fingerprint evidence first used to solve a homicide?
47485. Why is ice slippery?
47486. Who was the first Russian born player to score 1,000 points in the National Hockey League?
47488. What is the origin of the term "beat" or "beatnik"?
47491. Which common English word may derive from the resemblance of items to a sow's vulva?
47492. Can you obtain a suntan through glass? If not, then what are the strip lamps over a sunbed made of?
47493. What led to the popular rumour that Adolf Hitler had lived in Liverpool?
47494. What is Frisbeetarianism and who said it? What year was it, and why did this person say it?
47498. What was the name of Jimbo's girlfriend in the TV programme "Jimbo and the Jet Set"?