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Questions From Jul 16 04
49502. Steve Miller formed a band at age 12. What was the name of that band?
49503. Dr. Seuss wrote a book after being challenged by his editor to produce a book using fewer than fifty different words. What book was it?
49504. In which novel, short story or play does the hero catch his big fish but fail to bring it home intact?
49505. When guests are seated at a table and the hostess brings a dish to be passed around the table, do the guests pass the dish from the left or from the right?
49508. How much blood do you have in your body?
49511. Most maps say the Amazon has no bridges, but I have seen what looks like a road now crossing it at Manaus in the north of Brazil. Is this a ferry route, or has a bridge now been built?
49516. Who called religion the "opium of the people"?
49518. I need brushing up on my English, what is a "blogger?"
49519. In "Casey at the Bat" a player is described as a 'lulu' and another as a 'cake'. What do these mean?
49520. What recorded name has the most letters?
49522. Which high school did Jenna Jameson attend?
49523. What links a river in Northern Congo, a Nigerian Village, and the American Legion?
49528. What queen from the Bible asked for John the Baptist's head to be cut off?
49533. When did J.R.R. Tolkein, who wrote the Lord of the Rings books, die?
49535. On which planet in our Solar System does the period from sunrise to sunset last for three days, or three spins about that planet's axis? How is this possible?
49536. When scientists look for something for the first time why is it called REsearch?
49538. What creature's ivory is called 'ribazuba'?
49539. What is the only bird that gives us leather?
49540. What Mississippi town name provides an answer to the Arizona town of Why?
49541. Which two actresses' entire storyline was cut from "Love Actually"?
49544. Last week I saw a car being driven along a road in NSW, Australia. It had a numberplate but the numberplate didn't have any letters or numerals, yet it is legal for this vehicle to be driven on the road. What was on the "numberplate?"
49546. I love most of the Carry On films especially "Carry on Screaming." Which actors played Oddbod and Oddbod, Jr?
49547. What was the one natural disaster in the world that claimed the most lives?
49548. In which BBC2 programme might you have seen an art presenter who had never watched television?
49551. I gather that fish scales are used in the making of lipstick. How are the fish scales used and what else does lipstick have in it?
49552. Is Winnie the Pooh based on any particular type of bear?
49553. What was the most destructive hurricane in the world named?
49555. The song "Happy Birthday to You" is protected by copyright. In what year did it become copyrighted?
49556. Which famous objects are marked with the letters "AS" inside a double circle inside a Maltese cross?
49557. The name of which current world leader has at least thirty differently spelt Roman transliteratons of his name, all commonly seen in the Western media?
49558. What is the hex most commonly put on people living in America?
49560. Randy Travis became the first country artist to release two albums simultaneously. In what year did this take place?
49561. Bobby Fischer, 61, is wanted in the United States for attending a chess match in Yugoslavia in violation of international sanctions imposed during the Balkan wars. In what year did that chess match take place?
49562. In what other Disney movie does Belle from the movie "Beauty and the Beast" make a cameo appearance?
49564. What does the c in E=mc˛ represent?
49566. What is the official language of the New Caledonia island group?
49569. In which year were the first Archies comics published?
49571. In 2004 a guy brought out a single about his ex-girlfriend, then she brought out a single about him using the same song but different lyrics.
Who were the artists and what were the song titles?
49574. What book was George W. Bush reading from in the school on that fateful day 9/11?
49578. At the age of 17 Tom Petty dropped out of school to join what band?
49579. During the visit of the Olympic flame to the UK how many people carried the flame and who was the oldest?
49580. What was so special about the dress that Samantha Mumba wore recently?
49581. In which country has there been three King Victor Emmanuels?
49583. How many events were at the first Olympic Games held in Greece and how many will be held this year?
49585. What was the name of the group of friends for whom Elvis bought Harley-Davidson
49587. What was the name of the moth like creature that fought Godzilla in the Godzilla movies?
49589. It has been said that Columbus was inspired to discover the New World after hearing a story in an Irish port. What was the port, what was the story and did Columbus really visit Ireland?
49590. Which countries won the male and female volleyball championships in 1992?
49595. In what year did Vince Gill first co-host the CMA Awards?
49597. If you took all your veins out your body and put each one in front of the other one, how long would it be?
49599. What is a tincture?
49600. Who translated the New Testament into German in 1522?
49601. Which George Eliot novel is subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life"?
49602. What is the term for a sunken piece of land between two tectonic faults?
49603. Which wife of Henry VIII was the only one to bear him a son?
49604. After his team beat the Detriot Tigers last night, who became the third person in MLB history to beat all 30 teams?
49605. Of which instrument was the shawm an early version?
49606. Who won the 1930 football World Cup?
49607. What are the names of the Tracy brothers in 'Thunderbirds' and what vehicles do they drive?
49609. People with a common memory disorder that often leads to Alzheimer's disease may be able to briefly delay that fate by taking a drug normally prescribed for Alzheimer's, a new study indicates. What is the name of the drug?
49610. Mercury orbits the sun faster than any other planet. How many days does it take Mercury to complete one revolution?
49611. Who is the drummer of the band ZZ Top?
49612. Brad Cotter's "I Meant To" debuted at what number on the Billboard chart?
49615. How do you play a musical passage marked "lebhaft"?
49616. What is the name of the largest asteroid in the Belt?
49618. Why is it that when you see a bunch of light-colored cross designs on a dark background, or vice-versa, there seem to be gray dots in the crosses' intersections?
49619. What does the addax antelope not do that most other animals do?
49620. On the show "Full House" how did DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle's mom die?
49621. What offence was Marcus Sarjeant charged with after firing blanks at the Queen in 1981?
49622. What disguise did Colonel Blood use in his attempt to steal the Crown Jewels?
49623. What is the name of Juliet's nurse in Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet"?
49624. In what country did the dish Chop Suey originate?
49625. Ruby the elephant, whose transfer to another zoo seemed to make her one unhappy camper and prompted a lawsuit, can start packing her trunk. She's coming home. What state is Ruby from?
49630. What is the scientific name for the Bald Eagle?
49632. What is the only bird without wings?
49633. In which field did Wole Soyinka win the Nobel Prize?
49634. Which inventor's middle name was Alva?
49635. In which country is the Firth of Thames?
49636. Who stars in the 2004 movie "A Cinderella Story"?
49637. In Harry Potter, what do we learn that Neville Longbottom's father's profession was?
49640. How can farmers grow seedless fruits?
49644. According to mythology, what were the five underworld rivers and their meanings?
49645. Why is the song "Baba O'Reilly" by the rock band The Who so titled?
49647. Who coined the art term "Orphism" and what does it refer to?
49648. How does one interpret the saying "cut the mustard"?
49649. How many episodes of the hit TV show "Alf" were there?
49652. What does the Q stand for in Q-ship?
49653. Who directed the 1986 TV Series "Zoobilee Zoo"?
49654. What year was the maidenhair tree in Kew Gardens in London planted?
49656. What is the name of Bill and Ted's band in the 1989 movie "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"?
49657. What is the best selling movie soundtrack?
49659. How many lakes are there in Scotland?
49660. According to the ingredients list on the packet, what percentage of a regular Pepperami is pork? Can somebody explain?
49661. What is the difference between a Welsh harp and an Irish harp?
49662. I'm sure many of us have heard of an experiment in which rats attached to electrodes were given direct jolts of orgasmic pleasure every time they pressed a button. Where and when was this experiment first carried out and what did it prove?
49663. Which Roman emperor took part in the ancient Olympic games and won the laurel wreath?
49666. What New York based hard rock band were Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley members of before they formed Kiss?
49667. I know you can get rabies from animal bites, but can you get rabies by any other means?
49672. Just prior to the release of "Man With A Memory" what magazine wrote, "Nichols is in a league with some of country's finest ... world-class ... this guy is absolutely going places"?
49677. There is a type of music called R&B. Does that stand for anything?
49678. What type of monkey is the Barbary ape?
49679. Which composer did Clara Wieck marry in 1840?
49680. What is the English name for the Dutch port Vlissingen?
49681. In the film world who were Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack?
49682. In film who and what was Mr. Glass?
49683. Which daughter wanted to become a nun in the 1988 TV series "Just the Ten of Us"?
49684. Jimmy Buffett?s fans are usually referred to as what?
49685. Can United States nationals vote in the elections even if they are residing in another country, and is the same true for Britons?
49687. Why is there an adult version of Harry Potter?
49688. In baseball if a player hits the ball into the outfield and it lands right on the chalk of the foul line, is the ball fair or foul?
49690. Hair is composed primarily of proteins. What are these proteins known as?
49691. In what year did Tom Fogerty leave Creedence Clearwater Revival?
49697. In what essay did Emerson write, "The best lightning-rod for your protection is your own spine"?
49698. What is the meaning of the word Gethsemane?
49700. What are all of the different jerseys awarded for in the Tour de France?
49701. Who is the man on the cover of the Led Zeppelin
album "In Through the Out Door"?
49702. Where did the name "Quarrymen," the band John Lennon belonged to before The Beatles, originate?
49703. What was the first soccer team to win the World Cup and in what year was it?
49705. I'm going to see the St. Petersburg ballet tomorrow evening. Could someone possibly tell me, in a short version, the story of Swan Lake?
49706. In internet slang what does CTPB mean?
49708. What 1960's rock group took its name from a World War I era British fighter plane?
49709. What is the origin of the chef's hat?
49710. On the Mad Magazines there is that boy with the freckles, Alfred E. Newman. What does the E stand for?
49711. What actor or actress in "The Lord of the Rings" also had a main role in the movie called "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway"?
49712. What name is given to a relief carving on a gemstone or shell?
49713. What fellow fascist did Adolf Hitler refer to as "The Little Sausage"?
49716. What was the name of the lawyer who never lost a case on "The Flintstones"?
49717. In "The Simpsons" Dr. Marvin Monroe dies and then comes back in a later episode. How did he supposedly die?
49718. What time period did megalodon die out?
49721. Who founded Stanford University in California, and is it true that the founder was expelled from Harvard as he was not considered Harvard standard?
49722. Where was the largest iceberg ever discovered and what sort of lifespan would such an iceberg be expected to have?
49723. Which film, currently in production, is based on what has previously been a series of books, a radio series, a TV series, a set of vinyl LPs, a set of videos, a set of DVDs and a computer game?
49725. What was the Orcadians' poetic response to Captain Blair's poem in which each verse ends "in bloody Orkney"?
49726. In what year did the Milwaukee Brewers join the MLB National League?
49728. One of the events in the Olympic games is the long jump. What is the permitted distance of the run up?
49729. What is the name of the Gummies' neighborhood in the 1985 TV series "The Gummi Bears"?
49733. Who was the original bassist for the Notorious Cherry Bombs?
49737. According to Douglas Adams and John Lloyd what is a "scrabby"?
49738. This actor appeared in just under 300 films during his career. He was dubbed "The Marlon Brando of South Indian Cinema." Can you give me his birth name?
49739. What is a "Grimbister" according to Adams and Lloyd?
49740. How many concept cars are made every year worldwide: 40, 250, 800 or 1350?
49741. A comparison of a business process with that of a rival firm is called what benchmarking: internal, competitive, intrusive or generic?
49742. The Japanese toy giant Takara has come up with a device named 'yumeni kobo' which helps people to what purpose?
49749. What African city has a name that means "elephant's trunk"?
49750. Who stated, "Life is too short to stuff a mushroom"?
49752. Why do small irregularities on the bottom of a glass have such a large effect on the rate of flow of bubbles in a carbonated drink?
49755. Of which famous shipwreck was Sun Yat Sen a survivor and how?
49758. John Kay, Steppenwolf's lead man, was born with a different name. What was that name?
49759. Why is The Sistine Chapel called The Sistine Chapel?
49761. Why are wardrobes called wardrobes?
49762. Spain's largest bank, Santander Central Hispano, is buying Abbey National, Britain's sixth-largest bank and second-largest mortgage lender. For how much in US dollars is Santander buying Abbey?
49764. In Major League Baseball, what is the Mendoza Line?
49766. Who was the Stanford trombonist who was run over during the 1982 Stanford - Cal game?
49768. To what cinema director does the group Nirvana offer a special gratefulness in its disc "In Utero"?
49770. Why are the majority of Native Americans lactose intolerant?
49771. What was the capital of the Persian empire?
49772. How long did the performance last of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Nicholas Nickleby"?
49778. Why did New Zealand not take part in the first three Olympics?
49780. Exactly how long is the Doors' song "The End"?
49781. When did MAD Magazine first start?
49782. What is the current average annual income in India?
49783. What falling fruit supposedly inspired Isaac Newton to pen the laws of gravity?
49784. What is the most popular ice cream flavor in the United States?
49785. I know that the blue whale can make the loudest sound of any living thing on Earth at 188 decibels, but what is it used for?
49786. Which US state is nicknamed the "Show Me" state, and why?
49787. Which desert is in Europe?
49789. Why do many regard the Aswan High Dam as a total waste of money?
49791. What was the name of the yacht in which Chay Blyth became the first person to sail solo around the world in a westerly direction?
49792. What is the world's smallest vertebrate?
49794. The Sun, the closest of all stars to the Earth, is 150 million kilometres away. What is this distance known as?
49795. What "first" did tennis player Kim Clijsters achieve in 2003?
49796. What links Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods?
49797. Introduced as the sister of another guest star, this 70's sitcom character greeted people by slapping her side twice and gesturing as though she was drawing and aiming a gun, cowboy style. Her name was indicative of the type of clothing she wore. Who what this character?
49798. Which Tintin book was left incomplete by Herge, and which book not written by Herge uses the characters of Tintin?
49799. Who does the adult and child voices of the cartoon character He-man?
49801. Why are CD's round and not square?
49803. Why does the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) rate videos and DVD's PG-12, 15, 18 and not 13, 14, 16?
49805. How many types of currency are there?
49806. On BBC2 who said, "That's millimetres away from being inch-perfect"?
49807. On BBC2 which programme title reflected its musical subject and higher definition picture?
49809. What is the difference between a mp3 player and a CD player
49810. Why is it called "Shoo-fly pie"?
49811. Which US state boasts the most US presidents?
49812. In the Battle for New Orleans during the Civil War, who reputedly shouted "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead"?
49814. Which state suffered the most casualties during the American Civil War?
49818. What did Marine Private John Dallinger become the last British sailor to suffer in 1860?
49819. Where did the Nawab of Bengal incarcerate 146 British subjects in 1756?
49820. Which Rugby Union player has the most caps?
49821. The real Dracula came from Transylvania which is now known by what name?
49822. When did the first female athlete compete at the Olympics?
49824. Who is the "Father of Algebra"?
49827. Who invented something very useful to the world but quite useless to the inventor's wife and mother?
49828. Where is the world's longest uninterrupted length of sandy beach?
49829. In "Knight Rider" what was KITT's top speed and from which series was its flashing red light left over?
49830. How many episodes of "Diagnosis Murder" are there?
49831. How many episodes of "Knight Rider" have there been?
49832. Geographically, what is unique about Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan?
49833. How many films has Disney made?
49834. In what year was the first photographic images of the hidden side of the Moon recorded?
49835. What "puzzle" appeared on the "Father of Algebra's" tombstone?
49836. Which company bought Barings Bank after its collapse?
49837. Which author created the character Charlie Chan?
49838. Abbott and Costello's famous routine "Who's on First" featured in which movie?
49839. Who was the youngest player to win the men's British Open Golf Championship in the 20th century?
49840. Panama hats are made in which country?
49844. Who gave Gandhi the title of 'Mahatma' - Sarojini Naidu, Rabindra Nath Tagore, or Jawaharlal Nehru?
49845. How much do paleontologists get paid?
49846. There was a Bugs Bunny cartoon where there was a reward for rabbits that was an insultingly small amount. Bugs went on a destructive rampage and at the end the military was after him and the reward was raised to a more acceptable level. What was this episode named?
49847. What was unique about the United Team that participated in the 1992 Olympics?
49849. Where would I find the only survivor of the Seventh Cavalry from the Battle of the Little Big Horn?
49850. Can lobsters be blue?
49851. What was the name of the dog that won Cat of the Year in New York State in 1998?
49852. How are skin diseases treated in Kangal, Turkey?
49853. What is the name of the song the girls sang in the car in "White Chicks"?
49856. Which poem has the line "I do not complain. I start with the visible"?
49857. On the French flag why is the red band wider than the blue?
49858. Who founded Elizabeth Arden cosmetics and where did the name derive from?
49861. What is an antimacassar?
49862. How long did Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's marriage last?
49863. What does "Anna Maria" refer to in Cockney slang?
49864. I know that every four years there is a February 29th, but why? What causes Leap Year?
49866. Which human being traveled a greater distance than any other in history?
49868. In which World does Rod Stewart own Britain?
49870. What is the only body of water regularly patrolled by the Bolivian Navy?
49871. What day of the week was 22 June 1990?
49873. I remember singing a harvest song in primary school in which the chorus ended, "The plums are red, broad beans are sleeping in a blankety bed." What are the rest of the words to this song?
49875. What was the first manned aircraft to break the speed of sound?
49876. In what city was the band Kansas formed?
49877. Which was the first album to sell over a million copies?
49878. Which movie was based on the novel "Nothing Lasts Forever" by Roderick Thorp?
49879. Who was the first Canadian-born Prime Minister of Canada?
49881. In which book does a ten year old girl murder a Dutch sea captain?
49883. In Greek mythology, who was the youngest of the three Fates?
49891. What now discontinued soft drink did Coca-Cola introduce in 1997 to replace Mello Yello?
49892. What was a "dog's leash" used for in the ancient Olympic games?
49895. What are the seas in which the lemon shark inhabit?
49896. How large can the Carcharocles Megalodon grow to be?
49897. Is the great white an endangered shark?
49900. When did hanging, drawing and quartering cease to be the lawful punishment for High Treason in England?
49901. Who is the real inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell or Elisha Gray?
49903. What do Bayonne, France and Vitoria, Spain have in common?
49904. What 1997 film's principle character was US President James Marshall?
49905. Complete the title of this book by Barrie Penrose, "Conspiracy of Silence: The Secret Life of ---" who or what?
49906. How did Jack Brabham win his first Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship in 1959?
49907. Which well known British author was sent $5 to write "just one word" and what was his reply?
49908. Did the Duke of Wellington and Lord Nelson meet and what did they think of each other?
49910. Which pop song is said to have been written with the Welsh resort of Rhyl in mind?
49911. Which are the only five sports to have been contested at every Olympics since 1896?
49912. Which border between two countries is the longest in the world?
49913. I am addicted to eating Dragon fruit. What is the technical name for this addiction?
49916. Where would you find the bridge that is crossed by the most people?
49922. What do you know about pancakes?
49926. What is racquetball?
49927. What character in the pantomime plot is missing from Rossini's version of Cinderella?
49928. Why did Shakespeare include the coastline of Bohemia in "The Winter's Tale"?
49929. From which opera does Nessun Dorma come?
49930. What 19th century artist turned out 760 paintings in the last 70 days of his life?
49931. When asked why he painted women so ugly, which artist replied, "Because Madam, women in general are ugly"?
49932. Has Kate Winslet only ever sang one song for a film?
49933. Why do we drive on the left hand side in Britain and in America they drive on the right?
49934. The world's longest railway trip without changing trains is between which two cities and what is its length in kilometres?
49935. In "The Princess Diaries" what was the exact quote Princess Mia's dad wrote in that letter in the diary about brave people and cautious people?
49937. How old was Anne Frank's dad when he died?
49938. Who won this year's Swamp Football World Cup?
49942. Which city did Kipling call "the city of dreadfull night"?
49944. In which song does Mary say someone isn't so good in a crowd, need to know the name of the male?
49945. Which golfer is known as "Mrs. Doubtfire"?
49946. What is Kate Hudson's middle name?
49950. How many times were Andrew and Abby Borden struck with an axe and how much did Lizzie Borden have when she died?
49951. The Swiss awarded Roger Federer one for winning Wimbledon and the Swiss football team would have won one each had they beat England. What are they and is this a long-standing tradition in Switzerland?
49952. Which city has an underground railway that has claimed to be the world's longest art gallery?
49953. Did scientist Erwin Schrodinger ever actually own a cat?
49955. How many numbers are there on a roulette wheel?
49956. Where does the phrase "the whole nine yards" come from?
49960. What is the book "Men of Iron" all about?
49961. What is the theme tune of the Harlem Globetrotters?
49962. Who holds the world record for the highest slam dunk?
49964. In "The Karate Kid" did Mr. Migie catch a fly with the chopsticks that he was teaching Daniel to do?
49967. Who said or wrote, "Life is not a dress rehearsal"?
49968. What amendment to the US Constitution allowed women to vote?
49969. Who provided the voice for the Jimmy Greaves puppet in "Spitting Image"?
49970. How many spy agencies is the US government in control of?
49971. What came last on Mark Twain's list of 27 things to rescue in the event of a boardinghouse fire?
49972. In what year did Marie Antoinette die?
49973. What are two well-known car models whose wheels are only held on by 12 nuts?
49974. Which canal has the greatest rise, how long is it and how many locks are required?
49975. During a recent sporting performance, who showed his batting was a little better than his father's catching?
49976. How many composers, besides myself, have managed to write a requiem without a "Dies Irae"?
49978. Following his death in a 1960 car crash, an un-finished autobiographical novel was found in Albert Camus' briefcase. The novel was later edited and published by his daughter, Catherine.
What is its title?
49979. Which Norwegian is often regarded as the father of modern meteorology?
49981. Who spent the night in the oak tree at Boscobel with the future King Charles II?
49985. How many types of breed of cats are there?
49986. What was the name of the character who was part of "The Golden Girls" household in the pilot episode only?
49988. Can someone put these things in order according to which one was invented first? And if you could, say what year it was invented: Gameboy Advanced, the stapler, the frying pan, Nintendo 64, toilet paper.
49989. What species of mosasaurs inhabited Africa, and how large was it?
49990. Who signed the Beatles in mid-1962?
49993. What industry generates the most income in Bihar, India?
49994. What does "Dragostea Din Tei" translate as?
49996. What is the only US state not to have a battleship named after it?
49997. What play is the following Shakespeare quote from: "Good name in men and women is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse, steals trash. But he who taketh from me my good name, robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed"?
49999. Who directed the 1984 TV series "Kids Incorporated"?