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Questions From Jul 02 04
49003. Who is the director of the film "Cold Mountain"?
49004. Brad Cotter hand-delivered his first video "I Meant To" to CMT's "Top 20 Countdown" on June 24th where it was given a world premiere. The video concentrated on Brad at the center of a rowdy club party and yet he's completely alone in his thoughts. This video shoot took place in Club NV. In what city is this club?
49009. What is the worst dollar grossing movie ever?
49013. Why did the NBA add the Charlotte Bobcats to the league?
49015. What do the initials of the name of the courier company TNT stand for?
49016. Why is George W. Bush often referred to as "Dubya"?
49017. In which country does the soccer team called Leopards Transport play?
49018. What does the name 'Leslie' mean?
49019. Where was Jackie Chan born?
49021. What is the name of the westernmost island of Talbot County, Maryland?
49028. In "Shrek" Princess Fiona sings a melody that eventually causes a bird sitting in the tree to explode. This is how she got those eggs for Shrek and Donley's breakfast. Is that Cameron Diaz's voice singing?
49029. Who is the only person in the movie "The Terminal" who played his or herself?
49036. At various places in England I have seen oval metal plates screwed to a pavement with a symbol of a bare foot on them. Who puts these down, how many are there and what do they indicate?
49037. How long ago is it since the area we now call the North Sea was a piece of exposed land?
49038. Are raw vegetables good for you?
49039. What was the biggest spider there ever was?
49041. What was the real name of the 1920's motion picture director who went by the alias of "William Goodrich"?
49042. What did the two former US Senators John Sparkman and Estes Kefauver have in common?
49044. How can a snake excrete its waste?
49045. When did regular television broadcasting for the public start in the United States?
49046. John is the most popular name for popes. What is the second most popular?
49048. What Caribbean island is often called Little England?
49050. What animal utterance is known in France as "groin-groin"?
49051. Who once said, "There's nothing in the Bible that says I must wear rags"?
49052. Which actress in a recent (2004) political scandal played a sci-fi character whose name could have described Robert Kennedy?
49053. What is hair made of, what is the source and how does it grow?
49054. In what year did the O'Brien twins play for the Pittsburgh Pirates?
49055. What is the melody Princess Fiona sings in "Shrek"?
49056. What year did LeAnn Rimes win her first talent show?
49057. What is the tadpole also know as?
49058. Hundreds of thousands of protesters have poured into Hong Kong's streets in sweltering heat, demanding China's communist leaders take note of their demand. What was their demand?
49059. Has J.K. Rowling written any books other than the Harry Potter series?
49064. What was the first item ever to be barcoded?
49065. How old is Sean Connery?
49071. Who scored the first goal of the 2000-2001 FA Premiership season?
49074. In what movie did Jim Carrey say, "All righty then"?
49075. Exactly where was Hillary Clinton born?
49082. What is "pregnancy fog" and how does pregnancy cause it?
49083. Peanuts may not actually be nuts but are they nutritionally similar to proper nuts like almonds and cashews?
49084. We all know Henry VIII went through six marriage ceremonies but some were not counted as legitimate. How many wives did he have according to Roman Catholic law and how many did he have according to Protestant law?
49086. What type of wood formed the backing of the Mona Lisa?
49087. When asked how many husbands she had, who said, "You mean apart from my own?"
49089. What US military medal is nicknamed "Blue Max"?
49090. How many people died during World War II?
49091. Into how many languages has the whole Bible been translated?
49095. From what country did the peach orginate?
49096. Men trying to boost their fertility may soon receive help from an unusual source - a plant grown for centuries in East Africa and the Middle East. What is the name of the plant?
49097. Once BBC World telecast a program on the first steps on the Moon. They pointed out that the dust settled much quickly back on the surface of Moon as compared to the walking man. Why was that so?
49098. Which book written centuries ago, widely read, still does not have a single change, even in punctuation, from its original version - all publications newest to oldest are 100% identical?
49099. Who is the only footballer to have won England caps while playing for both Liverpool and Everton?
49100. To what country are goldfish native?
49107. Did Orlando Bloom try for a part in Eastenders?
49108. On which island is the active volcano Pico de Teide?
49110. In which year were the Queensberry Rules adopted?
49111. Paddington Bear lives with the Brown family in London. From where did he emigrate?
49112. With regard to sport, for what is John Sholto Douglas famous?
49113. What is the world's longest street?
49114. Who coined the phrase "Pardon my French"?
49115. In 1936 which bandleader lost a bet and had to lead a bull through Plummer's China Shop in New York City?
49116. Who is the famous father of fashion designer Wayne Hemingway?
49120. Who composed the main theme to the National Geographic TV specials?
49122. What is the name of the song on all of the Six Flags commercials with the old guy dancing?
49124. This is mostly for the Aussies out there. Why are there two "Waltzing Matilda" songs? There is the orginal version, and then there is the Victorian version. They are kind of different, but still have the same chorus and are named the same.
49126. How many seasons did the show "Seinfeld" have?
49129. Which grounds have the largest and the smallest pitches in the English football league?
49130. Which cereal does not contain either of the two ingredients in its name? What does it contain and can we buy it in Britain?
49131. How exactly does sucking on a sweet prevent ears "popping" on the plane?
49133. Thailand is investigating a possible fresh outbreak of bird flu after hundreds of chickens at a farm near the capital died within a few days, officials said. How many chickens died?
49135. How many pairs of the "Ruby Slippers" were there?
49136. Why wasn't Buddy Ebsen the Tin Man?
49137. What is the name of Balki Bartokomous' cousin in the 1986 TV series "Perfect Strangers"?
49138. What was Buzz Aldrin's mother's maiden name?
49139. The first photographic negative allowing multiple prints was developed in the 1830's. What was the name of the inventor?
49140. How many lawyers are there in the United States?
49141. What Disney song does Tom Hanks sing in the movie 'Splash'?
49142. "So if Sunday you're free, why don't you come with me, and we'll..." do what?
49143. In the movie 'Perfect Score' what song is playing when they introduce the character Roy?
49144. In the movie 'Shrek Two' what does Pinocchio want to watch on TV?
49146. Which county is Bangor-On-Dee racecourse located?
49148. Can anyone give me the name of a town in the Ukraine that is called after a Welshman, and who was he?
49149. In what county is Hamilton Park racecourse located?
49150. Is Tyne and Wear classified as a county in England or is it merely a district of Northumberland?
49152. Did Phil Vischer from Veggie Tales get in any trouble or have complaints due to 'The Bunny Song' in "Rack, Shack and Benny"? I noticed on the Veggie Tales CD it is 'The New and Improved Veggie Song' and the original isn't included.
49154. Who was the first pitcher to give up an intentional walk while the bases were loaded?
49155. What state of the United States is bordered by eight other states?
49156. What is another name for a hairy lychee?
49157. What name is given to a Greek wine flavoured with pine wood resin?
49158. "Can Queen Victoria eat cold apple pie?" is a famous mnemonic for what?
49160. What is the square root of -9?
49161. What river, besides the Potomac River, is a state boundary for more than 25 miles of length and for that entire distance both banks of the river are in the same state?
49163. Which amino acid has often been suggested to be a natural substitute for Viagra?
49165. What was the opening game in the Euro 2004 championship and who won?
49166. Who played in the final of the Euro 2004 championship and what was the score?
49168. Which novelist was secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas in 1921?
49169. What is sorghum?
49170. Which tree has white and slippery varieties?
49171. In which constellation is Deneb the brightest star?
49172. In what year did Tanya Tucker move to Phoenix, Arizona?
49177. Which state is also known as the Nutmeg State?
49178. What are swimming earplugs made of, and can you hear through them?
49179. What do the names Thomas and Preston mean?
49180. Soon the Olympic Games will begin. It is customary for all countries to dip their flag at the opening ceremony. Which is the only country which does not follow this custom and why?
49181. Who won the first gold medal to be awarded at the modern Olympic Games?
49185. In November 2003 against whom did the Dolly Blues play at Great Axe?
49186. An example using it is, "I have got to find a washroom quick! I think I have got the Royal Runs!" What is it?
49189. Ronald MacDonald was last in what in 1900?
49192. Can someone put these Play Station 2 games in order starting with the latest, and tell me what year they came out? Simpson's Roadrage, Smackdown!Here Comes the Pain, Smackdown! Just Bring It!, Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth, Sonic Heros, NBA2k2, NFL2k3, and NCAA Gamebreakers 2001.
49193. Who invented the coffee pot?
49194. What is the only state flag in the United States that is not rectangular but pennant shaped?
49195. The New York Yankees do not have the players' names on their jersey backs. Why not? Has this always been the case? What other Major League Baseball teams follow this practice?
49196. What is a unique characteristic about the cat, camel and giraffe?
49197. What golf stroke is a mis-hit when a player suffers from the "yips"?
49198. Why was there an increase in the number of wild polar bears in Iceland in the 1960s?
49199. Where was war started by a wandering cow?
49201. How many brains does the silkworm moth have?
49203. When and where was George Washington born?
49204. Most of the states of the United States were ex-British colonies, ex-Spanish colonies or ex-Native American territories. Which three were independent states immediately before joining the Union?
49208. Who sang the song "Ordinary" from the soundtrack of "Spiderman 2"?
49210. How many different weapons are there in "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"?
49211. In "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" video game for PS2, who are the hidden characters?
49214. How many Major League Baseball pitchers have beaten all 30 teams?
49215. "Before you know it he was born; He's looking up through painted bars; And he hears a hairy stranger say, 'He'll learn to play the ...'" What musical instrument finishes the quote?
49216. In "The Phantom of the Opera" what is the Phantom's name?
49218. What are refried beans?
49221. Robert Palmer recorded a 1985 solo album, a sleek collection of guitar rock which scored a number one hit with "Addicted to Love." What was the name of the album?
49223. Comedian Bill Cosby, who recently said black children are "going nowhere" because they don't know how to read and write, is paying for the college education of a few top high school graduates who support themselves. How many high school graduates is Bill Cosby paying for?
49224. Barq's Root Beer was invented in 1898 by Edward Adolf Barq, Sr. In what city did this take place?
49225. In the movie, what actress did the voice of the character E.T.?
49231. During which modern Olympics were live animals deliberately destroyed during competition?
49232. Does Cirque Du Soleis have scary clowns in it?
49234. When did the practice of giving change to children who brought empty bottles into shops end in the UK?
49235. Why is the iceberg lettuce so called?
49236. Which structure uses the most paint to cover it, and how much paint does it require?
49237. Why does wet skin chap?
49238. What is the origin of the phrase "Saved by the bell"?
49239. Why does a bride carry a bouquet of flowers when getting married?
49241. Where does the word denim come from?
49242. Who invented the toilet? Apparently it wasn't Crapper.
49243. Which plant is also known as hardhead?
49244. Of what is pinchbeck an imitation?
49245. What is the "kibosh" that you put on something and spoil it?
49247. A popular and fun stadium cheer is called the "wave." Is there one particular stadium or group of people that is credited with starting this cheer?
49252. What does the French film term "mise-en-abyme" mean?
49254. What was the most popular baby name in 1987?
49256. Who were the seven traditional Roman kings?
49257. Which US president famously became stuck in the bath?
49258. I'm very fond of fish and chips, but like freshwater fish, not sea fish. What is the biggest freshwater fish and where does it live?
49262. In Britain why are members of The House Of Lords ineligable to vote in Federal elections?
49267. What is the actual equivalent of "Aldbrickham" in Thomas Hardy novels?
49268. What does a lute look like and how do you play it? Is it like a guitar?
49269. Why is the voice of the ugly stepsister in "Shrek 2" different in the US and UK versions?
49272. What movie has spawned the most sequels and how many?
49273. What was the date of when FunTrivia was created?
49274. Who was the second person to join FunTrivia?
49278. As to family relationships, what is an n-th cousin n-th removed?
49280. Who coined the term "Art Brut" and what is it referring to?
49281. In the original Olympic Games winners were give what?
49282. In the original Olympic Games what was the reward of the second place competitor?
49283. What does the term "lucky loser" mean in tennis? I think it has something to do with tournament qualifying.
49285. How do I work out the fractal dimension of a cloud?
49286. When one responds "five by five" to the question "How are you doing?" what does it mean?
49289. The name of which famous sporting event was inspired by the name of a toy that a little girl was playing with?
49290. Why is "ambulance" written backwards on the front of those emergency vehicles?
49292. In the final of the men's 200 metres at the 1984 Olympic games, the first three athletes came from the same country. During the lap of honour what was the colour of the flag that the three men carried?
49295. In what year was the movie "Air America" made?
49296. A former US soldier who Washington says deserted to North Korea has been reunited with the Japanese woman he met and married after she was abducted to the reclusive Stalinist state. In what year did the soldier desert North Korea?
49297. What was the first talking motion picture?
49299. In 1885 this man built the first car powered by an internal combustion engine. What was his name?
49301. Why does eating asparagus make your urine smell?
49303. Who was the last king of France?
49304. How many movies has Steven Spielberg directed?
49309. What is the offspring called if a male horse and a female donkey mate?
49310. In what family does a rabbit belong?
49312. Is there a medicine that can help cure colds?
49317. In the Old Testament, why did Jael kill Sisera by driving a nail through his head?
49327. What are the names of major league baseball players who have a fruit in their name, such as Darryl Strawberry?
49332. What Major League Baseball team was the only team to win two World Series in the 1980's and who was their head coach?
49333. Approximately how much per acre did the United States pay for Alaska?
49334. What is the largest man-made lake in the world?
49338. What was the first horror movie made?
49340. What was the name of the theme song for a TV show from 1992 called "Going to Extremes"?
49344. Can somebody explain in atomic terms why most metals appear silvery-grey in colour, and what are copper and gold doing differently?
49345. When did anyone last require a radio licence in Britain?
49347. How many countries require a person to have a licence for a car radio?
49348. What was the name of the company that the characters on the TV sitcom "Taxi" worked for?
49356. What was the name of the MGM's lion?
49357. Which biological divisions include Animalia, Plantae and Fungi?
49358. Which athlete set six world records in less than an hour in 1935?
49359. Who was the last Norman king of England?
49362. On The Muppet Show, the two old, cranky critics in the balcony are Waldorf and Statler, brothers-in-laws, since Waldorf is married to Statler's sister. What is her name?
49365. Scientists have discovered a gene mutation that contributes to juvenile diabetes, a discovery that could improve screening for the disease and help identify children at risk. What is the gene mutation called?
49367. Which character in the Bible is known, or at least said, to have been bald?
49369. What was the date of the Battle of the Boyne?
49371. After the band 'Free' disbanded, what band did Paul Rodgers and Kirke go on and join?
49372. How many letters does the Hawaiian alphabet have?
49373. In the 2004 movie 'King Arthur' who is the actress that played Guinevere?
49376. What football player has scored the most international goals in their career?
49379. There is a specific one-word name for the facial markings on a bird's face resembling spectacles. What is it?
49380. What company designed the US Coast Guard's HH-65 Dolphin helicopter?
49382. What is the biggest size for a battery?
49383. In 1981 a student of English Literature at the Sorbonne achieved notoriety for what act?
49384. My brother was 21 years old on 26 November 1983. What happened at Heathrow Airport on that day?
49385. What is the 47 society and what connection does it have with the Sorbonne?
49386. Who owned a Pomeranian dog called Diamond?
49387. What was the first TV advert?
49388. Does anyone know for sure whether or not Tom Cruise is left-handed?
49389. Which of Isaac Newton's lesser quoted laws is most associated with the world of forensic science and how is it applied?
49390. What song was playing in 'Spiderman 2' in the scene when Mary Jane was running out of the church in her wedding dress to go to Peter's house?
49391. Which British female singer had three 1980s top ten singles in both the UK and the US?
49392. Which US president claimed a tax deduction for underwear he donated to the Salvation Army?
49393. Who did Abu Bakr succeed as leader of the Muslims in AD 632?
49398. I had a flat tire yesterday and AAA Motor Club replaced it with the "donut." Who invented the donut and what are the details?
49400. What were the first three monuments placed in New York's Yankee Stadium? Where was the original placement and why were the monuments moved to the current location officially named Monument Park?
49401. When and where was the biggest neighborhood block party in the United States?
49402. For how many consecutive months did Patrick Moore present BBC TV's "The Sky At Night" and who was the new presenter I saw on it last month?
49403. Vince Gill's brief stint in Kentucky allowed him to play in Ricky Skaggs' bluegrass band. What was the name of Ricky's band?
49405. How does MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) manifest itself and what symptoms does it show?
49406. What is a flea expert called?
49416. What is a group of owls called?
49417. Who adopted the chipmunks in the 1983 TV series "Alvin & the Chipmunks"?
49418. What TV show has just been signed up to do another five years, making it one of the longest running programmes on British television?
49420. What is auctioned at Tattersall's in London?
49421. What is the common name of the plant Lycopersicon esculentum?
49422. To which flower family does vanilla belong?
49424. Outside the fields of athletic endeavor, what does "sport" mean?
49427. In which town in Europe was chocolate first manufactured?
49431. Who said, "I write (music) as a sow piddles"?
49432. What part did 'Fancy' play in the American Civil War?
49433. How many different and exciting rides does Santa's Village in Illinois have to offer?
49435. How many game sytems have been made and what are their names?
49437. What is the origin of the saying "read the riot act"?
49438. At her grandfather's urging, Chely Wright auditioned and won a job in a musical production. Where was this musical production?
49439. What were the names of the Ryan brothers in "Saving Private Ryan"?
49441. Why was 1985 a bad year for visiting the Clock Tower of Big Ben, the Parthenon, the Kremlin or the Statue of Liberty?
49442. What would I have found in Tradescant's Ark?
49444. What is Locard's principle?
49446. If a gathering of crows is called a "murder" what is a gathering of ravens called?
49449. As a teenager, US Secretary of State Colin Powell learned to speak a language while working in a Jewish-owned baby equipment store in New York. What language did he learn to speak?
49450. A vacationer who purchased a suitcase at an Australian flea market found a trove of Beatles memorabilia inside, including photos, concert programs and unreleased recordings, The Times newspaper reported Tuesday. What was the name of the man who purchased the suitcase?
49451. What did Chris de Burgh buy for £29,875 at Bonham's?
49454. How many times did Elvis Presley visit England?
49455. Who was the drummer for the band Blind Faith?
49456. Who is the leader of Jem and the Holograms in the 1985 TV series "Jem"?
49457. What is the song in the background of the Lucozade Hydroactive advert? This is the one where there's a see-through person running in water.
49458. Which British monarch had a nurse called Mrs. Innocent?
49462. Help! I have just been told that my favorite song, "Mack the Knife" is actually a love song. Can someone please confirm this, and do I need to find a new favorite song?
49463. What happened to Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island in 1965?
49466. What was the movie "Carrie" that was remade for TV in 2002 rated?
49468. During the filming of 'The Mummy Returns' what London landmark was closed for the first time ever in the service of a movie?
49471. Jedd Hughes was chosen to represent Australia on a three week tour of Europe, performing at the International Music for Youth festivals held in France, Belgium and Sweden. How old was he when this took place?
49472. How long can a person survive with no oxygen?
49477. How many books has Stephen King written, and what are they?
49478. Does anyone know what Indian Brandee (medicine) was made of? A childhood memory.
49479. Besides 'Cheers' and 'Frasier' on what two other sitcoms has Kelsey Grammer played Dr. Frasier Crane?
49483. After the United States dropped the second A-bomb on Nagasaki in 1945 how many more A-bombs did the US have?
49484. What would a Tibetan monk have in his hand if he were playing with his dung?
49485. Who was Sitting Bull's right hand man?
49486. What nation exploded its first nuclear device in 1974 in the Rajasthan desert?
49487. I read somewhere that having six fingers to a hand was dominant to having five. This was more than a bit confusing. Anyone know if this is true?
49488. How do you make an ugli fruit?
49489. Is it better to brush your teeth without toothpaste than not brushing at all?
49490. In which market town did Judge Jeffreys hold the Bloody Assizes of 1685?
49491. Who wrote the Aldwych farces of the 1920s?
49492. I know what plays an Aeolian harp but where is the best place to see or hear one?
49494. Which Dorset bay is noted for its "whistling sands"? What feature of the sand causes this effect and is it prominent anywhere else?
49495. Who broke Haile Gabreselaisse?s 5,000m and 10,000m records in June 2004?
49498. Why is it considered bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony?