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Questions From May 15 04
47506. From where do we get the saying "By the skin of my teeth"?
47507. Who did the actors of the show 'Friends' each marry?
47510. What is the reading order of the the first ten books in "A Series of Unfortunate Events"?
47511. What is the name of the book written by Henry Ford that is banned in the United States?
47512. The 1934 movie "Stand up and Cheer" heralded the appearance of which actress?
47513. Who discovered the ruins of Pompeii in 1748?
47514. Which city's subway is some two thousand metres above sea level?
47515. Who was known as the "Poet of the Piano"?
47516. What is a Neinich tart?
47517. Who was better known as "Joe the Gadget Man"?
47518. What might be the rarest amphibian?
47520. Why are there bulls, bears and stags in the stock market?
47521. Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun Chakravarthy acted in two Hindi movies. One is 'Agnipath.' What is the name of the other?
47522. What are some good points about the ancient Spartan government and some bad points about the Athenian government?
47524. In which country is the city Timisoara?
47525. Which decisive battle of 31BC ended the civil war in ancient Rome?
47526. Of which New York theatre workshop was Lee Strasberg artistic director?
47528. Does the red triangle of Bass beer stand for anything or is it just decorative?
47529. Which country has a navy but no sea surrounding the country?
47530. What is the correct pronunciation of the word "scone"? I've always said it as if it rhymes with "gone" but some people pronounce it like it rhymes with "stone."
47531. Where does the dessert Tiramisu originate?
47532. Which ruler's final words were, "Soon there will only be five kings left, kings of England, diamonds, hearts, spades and clubs?"
47534. In the brand name 'Pepperidge Farm' what is a pepperidge?
47535. During what event did the Liberty Bell crack in 1835?
47536. What country has the most telephones?
47543. What exactly is a Moor, as in Othello, Moor of Venice? He appears to be of African descent but I thought that the Moors were the guys people fought in the Crusades and should be Arabic.
47544. The identification code of which aircraft was
47545. Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson died as the result of wounds inflicted by his own troops at which battle of the American Civil War?
47548. Who was the first man to walk around the world?
47549. Did Benjamin Spock win a gold medal for rowing at the 1924 Paris Olympics?
47553. What nations legally recognize gay marriage?
47556. Using a standard, fully-shuffled 52 card deck, how many cards on average would you expect before "snap" came up in a game of 'Snap'?
47557. If you include its territories, which country has the longest continuous border with France?
47558. What is the stomach actually doing when it rumbles?
47559. What pitcher has thrown the most consecutive strikes in a Major League Baseball game?
47561. Who once said, "Give me my golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep my golf clubs and fresh air"?
47565. What colour are Micky Mouse's shorts?
47566. Why was it that Rathmines was chosen as a seaplane base in 1939 when there was already a seaplane base in Cairns?
What are the names of all of the hotels in Goroka?
47570. How come whales were referred to as 'she' in the cry, "There she blows"?
47573. To the nearest pound, how much did General Electric's 2003 tax return weigh?
47574. Some Americans never experience this and others experience it sometimes more than once and the average age when the first time it happens is 48 years old. What is it?
47575. Which feat was Dr. Albert Crary the first to achieve in 1961?
47577. What is the currency unit of Serbia-Montenegro?
47578. What are the Cinque Ports?
47579. Why do we get birthmarks?
47580. Do bats pollinate Agave plants, those plants that tequila comes from?
47581. Is it true that many freshwater aquarium fish originally came from salt water?
47584. In 1930, what person was single-handedly responsible for a drastic drop in the undershirt sales?
47585. In 1978, what book achieved the dubious distinction of being most frequently stolen from public libraries in England?
47586. We've all heard the phrase "a pig in a poke." What is a poke?
47588. Which two celebrities could claim to have been Archie Leach?
47589. What is a painting's craquelure?
47591. In which town did a decomposing snail in a bottle of ginger beer once make history and how?
47592. Which three cities have the highest annual rainfall in the UK?
47595. What world leader did Ayatollah Khomeini accuse of being "Satan?"
47596. What is the name of a Philip K. Dick alternate history novel in which Germany and Japan won World War II?
47597. What did the ordinary Japanese make clothes out of in the 15th century? This would not be silk.
47598. Where does the saying "beggar's belief" come from?
47599. Which legendary biblical figure is described in Genesis as a mighty hunter?
47600. Which rock group released an album entitled '0141-632 6326' in 1997?
47601. Which film starred Helena Bonham Carter as a Canadian cleaning woman?
47602. What number does the letter S stand for in Roman numerals, e.g. C=100? It has been suggested in the Forums that it might mean a 1/2.
47603. Is it true that fish is good for the brain?
47606. How many countries have diplomatic relations with Taiwan?
47608. Who created Starbucks?
47610. What is the USCIS's (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) annual budget?
47613. What meat was the most plentiful at the first Thanksgiving?
47617. Has the Vatican formulated a standard Latin term for the Internet? If so, what does the term mean when literally translated?
47618. Is it possible for the value of the coefficient of friction to be 1?
47619. Whatever happened to Berni Inns?
47621. What word in the English language is given to the act of someone taking something apart and putting it back together just to kill time?
47622. Has anyone ever folded a piece of paper in half more than eight times?
47624. Can you tell me the given names of the Marx Brothers in order from oldest to youngest?
47625. What is the minimum number of colours required to draw a map so that no two adjacent regions have the same colour?
47626. Which 1980 two hour television special caused Saudi Arabia to sever diplomatic ties with Britain?
47627. Who was born Israel Beer Josaphat in 1816?
47628. Was there a cat in Noddy and if so what was it called?
47630. Are the light rays from tanning salons less dangerous to the skin than natural sunlight?
47631. Is it possible to determine a vehicle's speed by measuring skid marks?
47632. What does VFD stand for in "A Series of Unfortunate Events"?
47633. Which baseball player is nicknamed "The Crime Dog" and which team did he break into Major League Baseball with?
47634. Which is the only breed of dog that can get gout?
47635. For what sort of paintings is Thomas Girtin remembered?
47636. Which Italian composer of sacred music is best known for his "Miserere"?
47637. Which British novelist and playwright wrote "Oroonoko"?
47639. What was the first computer virus called?
47641. Chris Tarrant is a household name in Britain, but whatever happened to Sally James?
47643. Randy Johnson is the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game. Who is the youngest?
47644. What is the reading order of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia?
47645. Which capital city is located where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers nearly cross?
47646. What national motto is printed on all United States coins?
47647. The Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton when she began relief work in which war?
47648. What is the English translation of the Spanish term "por favor"?
47650. In what year did Japanese artist Tadahiko Ogawa
make a copy of the Mona Lisa completely out of ordinary toast?
47651. When did Wellesley become Wellington?
47652. Who was Lord Stanley of hockey's Cup fame?
47653. How many unassisted triple plays have been made in Major League Baseball?
47654. Where might one find a nursery cannon?
47655. Where was the new "fatherless mouse" born?
47656. What position did Mark Spitz take in the butterfly, and out of how many swimmers in a recent Olympiad?
47658. Is Monsieur Mangetout still alive and healthy and is he still happily eating glass, metal and so on?
47659. For what type of paintings is Tom Keating remembered?
47662. According to the Criminal Code of Canada, at what point does an interest rate become criminal?
47667. Who did Victor Fleming replace as director of "Gone With the Wind"?
47668. Dinner at Chez Shady's: As the weather is cooler here now, I will be serving garbure. What is garbure?
47669. How did Napoleon Bonaparte come by his first name?
47670. Who was the first person to climb Everest without the aid of oxygen or help from the Sherpas?
47672. Where in the world would you have been able to live in a town called Patersonia?
47674. From the following, which company of India is a big giant in business process outsourcing (BPO): Tata, Infosys, Reliance, or Hero Honda?
47675. Which one of the following nations is not a part of the Horn of Africa: Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, or Rwanda?
47676. The base line "All it Takes" is associated with which brand: MasterCard, Visa, Eureka Forbes, or Oracle?
47677. Sarek and T'Pau were the parents of which famous TV character?
47679. Who played Adam in TV's "Butterflies"?
47680. Which US disc jockey starred in the film "Private Parts"?
47682. On this honey bottle it says, "Warning: do not feed honey to infants under one year of age." What is it that makes it bad for them and what happens to them?
47683. Do moths in the family Saturniidae mate more than once?
47685. Is it true there are no laws on the middle of the ocean? Could you murder someone and go unpunished since where you committed it and when you committed it, it was not illegal?
47686. Before Martin Sheen was picked, what actor or actors where considered to play the movie role of Captain Willard in "Apocalypse Now"?
47687. What TV show was 'Happy Days' a spin-off of?
47688. Where will you find the following, "Duirt me leat go raibh me breoite"?
47691. Which World War II bombing raid was code-named Operation Chastise?
47692. For what purpose did Thor Heyerdahl build Ra II?
47693. Which city was originally invited to stage the 1904 Olympic Games?
47694. Did the mad inventor Wilf Lunn, a one time regular of British children's TV, ever successfully patent anything?
47695. Do strong magnets affect the human nervous system?
47697. Chess must put enormous mental strain on its major competitors, but have many chess grand masters actually been certified insane?
47698. What did the ancient Egyptians make from honey, soda and crocodile excretment?
47699. What did Charles Manson carve into his forehead when he got bored with the "X"?
47700. Which island has the only Arabic language written in the Roman alphabet?
47705. Is any kind of alcoholic drink healthy for you in some ways?
47706. Ounce for ounce, what food has the highest concentrate of Vitamin C?
47707. What is the name of the desert which is located in southern Africa?
47708. What country sold Alaska to the United States?
47712. What was the very first TV reality show?
47713. What was the first website ever to be created?
47714. What did Southerners call Reconstruction?
47717. Who wrote the book titled "Eye-Popping Optical Illusions"?
47719. Who was at bat when Dodger Jackie Robinson stole home against the New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series?
47720. In the movie 'Eight Men Out' who played third baseman for Chicago?
47721. Who was the football coach in the film "The Waterboy"?
47723. Who won this year's Palme D'or and what was the film?
47724. Which movie character has been played by Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom and Mel Brooks?
47726. Which illustrator, who died in 1901, was noted for her drawings of children in books such as her Birthday Album?
47727. How many millimetres are there in a kilometre?
47731. Why do doctors regard the tongue as such a good guide to human health?
47732. Which five countries are the world's greatest producers of diamonds?
47736. What was the name of the ship commanded by explorer Henry Hudson on his 1609 voyage for the Dutch?
47737. Which former world heavyweight champion was known as The Clown Prince of the Ring?
47738. What kind of car did Nikolai Lenin equip with skis and half-tracks in order to overcome Russia's heavy snows?
47739. Where did McDonald's open its first ski-through restaurant?
47740. Transferred from the general chat board, nikki478 asked: Does anyone know the origins of baggy pants in hip hop?
47741. What is the name of Garfield's doggy friend?
47742. On "Charmed" how is Grams related to P. Russell and P. Bowen, since P. Baxter is her mother?
47743. How long did it take for William Bligh to finally return to England after being set adrift by the mutineers of the HMAV Bounty?
47744. What was Rambo's first name?
47745. What beverage would you get if you ordered a "dope" in the US deep south?
47746. Which champion was nick-named "Real Deal"?
47747. What does a 1954 French law ban from landing in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape grape growing region?
47748. What is the greatest number of fingers and toes any character in the Bible had?
47750. Which Beatles song was the first to top the charts in Australia?
47751. Who assassinated Henry IV of France?
47752. Who was the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound?
47753. Which horse race was Aristides the first to win?
47755. On the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at each corner of Hollywood and Vine is a commemorative plaque, all identical, in honor of what major event in history?
47758. What's the origin of the nickname "Butch"?
47759. What does a lollipop lady, or man, always have in their pocket?
47760. Where does the saying 'Use your loaf' come from?
47761. Who invented the stethoscope and when?
47762. What is the official State Boat of Virginia and when was it adopted?
47765. Along with Noel Edmonds and Keith Chegwin, which 'singer' featured in the novelty pop trio Brown Sauce?
47767. What does 'Brake Horse Power' mean in layman's terms?
47771. What is cousin Vinny's real name in the movie "My Cousin Vinny"?
47773. In what movie is a presidential look-alike asked to substitute for him at "meet-the-public" sessions for security reasons?
47775. What is the proper response to the Irish greeting "Top of the morning"?
47777. What is the shortest home run ever hit, and who hit it?
47780. What do the following Major League Baseball players have in common: George Brett, Johnny Bench, Brooks Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Lou Boudreau?
47781. Can you name two Major League Baseball players with 100+ RBIs and zero homers for an entire season?
47782. What team in what year holds the record for most triple plays in a game?
47783. Who placed the first magazine advertisement in America, when, and what was the ad for?
47785. What is the official State Fossil of Virginia and who was it named for?
47786. Who holds the record for the most triples hit in a Major League Baseball career?
47787. Has Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" ever been banned anywhere on the grounds of obscenity?
47790. If I sent a letter abroad, how do the people at the other end get paid for delivering it?
47791. How much is Maybelle Carter's Gibson L-5 acoustic guitar worth?
47792. How far behind America is Australia in terms of time zones?
47793. Which media corporation first broke the news of September 11th to the world, and how soon after the first plane hit did the coverage begin?
47794. In Britain, are members of the royal family allowed to run for public office?
47801. What triggered the Thirty Years War in 1618?
47802. Who was the first singer to feature in the British pop charts with the cover of a Beatles song?
47803. What is the world's rarest mammal?
47804. What was unique about the 1945 death of Mrs. Elsie Mitchell of Lakeview, Oregon?
47808. Who was Sir Henry Pellatt?
47809. What is the name of the festival and the name of the town where it is held that hosts the "National Cluck-Off" annually in the United States?
47811. What is the German title of the TV series "Happy Days"?
47815. Which city was first to have an airport?
47822. Who was the first Australian artist to chart a number one song on the American Billboard charts and what was the song?
47825. Can you name a Major League Baseball player with zero homers and a batting title in the same season?
47826. Other than for defense, are there other reasons for plants to have thorns?
47828. The New York Times wrote today about 'The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili' that, "The novel will make a debut at No. 6 on The Times best-seller list on Sunday and will rise to No. 3 on the list on June 6." How far in advance are these lists determined, anyway?
47829. Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Grant in what city?
47831. Which hero's body sailed from Cape Trafalgar to England in a cask of brandy?
47832. What was unusual about the pair of dice found in the ruins of Pompeii?
47833. The bite of which snake proved fatal for herpetologist Karl Patterson Schmidt?
47834. Who were the three individuals who survived the 1941 sinking of HMS Hood?
47836. Under which 1929 Treaty did Italy recognise the sovereignty of The Vatican?
47839. Which British mathematician gave his name to a sort of algebra used in computing?
47840. Which archipelago in French Polynesia comprises the Winward Islands and the Leeward Islands?
47841. Which prime minister made Queen Victoria Empress of India?
47842. What was Che Guevara's first name?
47843. Has anyone actually read the "So You Want to be a Wizard" series? I really need the title of the seventh book in the the series.
47845. How long after contracting HIV will one develop symptoms of AIDS?
47848. What country invented a hat called a 'fez'?
47849. How did the word "quiz" come about?
47850. Who played the longest ever game of tennis at a major tournament?
47853. Presumably memories are stored in the brain in some sort of chronological order so that we have a sense of when things occurred. Where in the brain are the oldest memories, how does the brain fill from there and does the process ever get muddled?
47855. Grant's great victory in February 1862 at Fort Donelson was followed by a drawn out battle at what place?
47858. Which of the United States is bordered by more states than any other?
47859. Which did Shakespeare write more of, tragedies or comedies?
47860. That first message telegraphed in 1844 by Samuel Morse in Washington, DC to Alfred Vail in Baltimore, Maryland, came from which book of the Bible?
47861. In which city are the headquarters of the African Union?
47862. Since the Americans invaded Afghanistan what is the fastest growing crop?
47863. What is a landlubber?
47864. Which wrestler did the actor David Arquette used to be?
47865. Why were the Kinks not allowed to use the words 'Coca-Cola' in their first release of the song "Lola"?
47866. Who are the members of the first Star Fox team?
47869. What golfer's silhouette was used to design the PGA Tour logo?
47870. Why are golf balls dimpled?
47876. Who was the mythical bald, one eyed dwarf, always seen riding a pig, and where did he come from?
47877. Who became world famous in the 20th century after working in a Polish limestone quarry as assistant blaster?
47879. How is leg waxing any less painful than it used to be?
47883. What is a 'Jack Tar' and where did the name come from?
47884. What 1960's TV show had 'Inquizitive Tango' as its theme song?
47885. What is a contrail?
47886. Which high school did actor and comedian Mike Myers attend?
47889. Who, what, when, where, why and how are the guidelines used for successful gathering or sending of information. How did that all get started?
47892. Who is credited with coining the phrase, "The more things change, the more they stay the same"?
47893. What musical act holds the record for the most number two hits without ever reaching number one on the UK charts?
47894. Who released the album "Lies" to help pay legal costs?
47895. Where are the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency?
47896. What is an aquifer?
47897. If I blend yogurt, garlic, cucumber, olive oil and lemon juice together, what kind of sauce have I made?
47898. Who invented pasta?
47899. What is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar?
47900. What was New York originally called?
47901. What is the largest alpine lake in the world?
47903. Who was the only US president to survive two assassination attempts by women?
47904. Whose epitaph reads "Quoth the raven nevermore"?
47906. How long would it take to reach Pluto, or Neptune if that happens to be the furthest planet out at the time?
47907. In the United States we dial 911 for an emergency. Is there a similar number other countries call?
47909. Would the Queen of England be allowed to sell the Crown Jewels if she chose to?
47910. Who is the main character of the Footrot Flats comics?
47917. What is the furthest object known to be orbiting the Sun?
47919. Can the Queen of England step down and name her successor?
47921. What automobile manufacturer's emblem is two inverted chevrons?
47923. If the answer is Annette, Cecile, Emily, Marie and Yvonne, what was the question?
47924. Which two animals were the first to survive a trip into space?
47925. When the first issue of 'Vanity Fair' came out in 1985 who was on the cover?
47926. Who replaced Nehru as Indian Prime Minister?
47930. What was the first quiz put on the FunTrivia site?
47932. Which famous sociologist cheerfully divided suicides into four main categories and what were they?
47933. How did Dave Rogerson cause a major security alert at a US airport?
47935. What song title provided Twinkle with her only top ten hit?
47936. What is the locker number Agents J and K open to find a miniature city in the movie "Men in Black II"?
47937. Exactly how many more years until Halley's comet comes back?
47938. Are animal bones crushed and then put into sugar?
47940. Where are the Dead Sea Scrolls kept?
47947. Who is the creator of FunTrivia.com?
47951. Why does Senator Dole keep a pen affixed in his artifical hand?
47953. Did Adam and Eve have kids? Who were they?
47956. Before she made it to the big screen "Honey" star Jesscia Alba had a recurring role in what popular Nickelodeon series?
47957. What term is given for the opposite of "cross-eyed"?
47958. What are the "degrees of freedom" when referring to particle physics?
47959. This symbol # is often called the hash or pound sign but what is its proper name?
47960. Which part of Spain does sherry come from?
47962. What is the origin of the phrase "Tongue in cheek"?
47963. Does any country have, or has any country ever had, a national credit rather than a national debt? If not, then how is this possible?
47964. How tall was the shortest ever player in an American basketball NBA side?
47966. Which countries were the founding members of the British Commonwealth of Nations?
47972. What is the origin of the phrase "Hobson's choice"?
47973. How many episodes of "Prisoner Cell Block H" were made?
47975. Who wrote the trilogy "Under the Sea Wind," "The Sea Around Us," and "The Edge of the Sea"?
47976. What is the link between a John Wayne movie and a Buddy Holly song?
47977. Where would I go to watch Hinano beer being brewed?
47979. Pac Man was introduced to arcades in 1980. Which company first brought us this game?
47980. When was Memorial Day first observed and what was it originally called?
47986. Is there a tube below the bellybutton connecting to the stomach, or wherever the umbilical cord connects to, or is it absorbed into the body?
47987. Have any Popes ever stepped down or abdicated?
47993. What other event prompted the creation of as many or more web sites than those put on the internet after the September 11th tragedy?
47997. The movie "Troy" has several discrepancies from Homer's book "The Iliad." Is the Trojan horse battle mentioned in "The Iliad" and what became of King Agamemnon after "The Iliad"?
47998. Why do hummingbirds fly backwards?