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|Which music group recorded a cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal?"|
Alien Ant Farm. This cover can be heard in the movie "American Pie 2". Guitarist Terry Corso came up with the band's unique name. Bored at work, he wondered, "Wouldn't it be cool if the human species were placed on Earth and cultivated by alien intelligence?"
|What is the first name of Beauty in the Disney film "Beauty and the Beast"? |
Belle. Belle was voiced by Paige O'Hara. No stranger to the stage, Paige O'Hara made her Broadway debut playing Ellie May Chipley in the 1983 Broadway revival of Showboat.
|The rock band in the movie "Serial Mom" was named this:|
Camel Lips. The Camel Lips were portayed by rock band L7. This raunchy movie was John Waters's return to R-rated film after the less-offensive and sweet-natured films Hairspray and Cry-Baby.
|In the Disney classic movie frequently shown on St. Patrick's Day, what was Mr. O'Gill's first name?|
Darby. In the film, a young Sean Connery can be found crooning about his "Darling Irish Girl".
|What was fighter pilot Steven Hiller's nickname in the movie "Independence Day"? |
Eagle. Steven Hiller was played by Will Smith. Released theatrically in the USA July 2, 1996, "Independence Day" earned a record $100 million at the box office in just seven days.
|Which character sang the song "Sweet Transvestite" in the Rocky Horror Picture Show?|
Frank N. Furter. Frank N. Furter was played by Tim Curry in this cult hit film. Tim Curry was born in 1946 in the small village of Grappenhall, England. His father was a Methodist Naval Chaplain. Had he been alive at the time, I wonder what his father would have thought of Tim's parading around in women's underwear for this movie?
|Who of the following was one of the inventors of the juke box?|
Glass, Louis. The juke box was introduced in San Francisco in 1889, when Louis Glass placed a coin-operated Edison phonograph in a saloon. Using listening tubes, four patrons could hear a song recorded on a wax cylinder for a nickel.
|Who was the winner of the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911?|
Harroun, Ray. He won with an average speed of 74.6 mph.
|What was the catch phrase of the "Church Lady" in the T.V. sitcom "Saturday Night Live"?|
"Isn't that special?". The Church Lady character was portayed by Dana Carvey.
|Which hard rock group was known for its lead singer doing a solo with a chainsaw during their "Lumberjack" song?|
Jackyl. Jackyl's lead singer Jesse also "went solo" on the pages of Playgirl magazine!
|Which radio station was held hostage by a heavy metal rock group in the film "Airheads"?|
KPPX. Brendan Fraser played the lead singer of the band "The Lone Rangers".
Other bandmates were played by cast members Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi.
|Who were the first group to welcome Dorothy to Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz?|
The Lullabye League. Dorothy (played by Judy Garland) was originally supposed to be played by Shirley Temple.
|In the "out takes" for the movie Toy Story 2, Mrs. Potato Head is packing for her husband's trip. Where does Mr. Potato Head draw the line?|
Monkeys. When asked why she is packing Monkey Chow, she says "Why for the monkeys of course!" Mr. Potato Head calls for his agent!
|In a famous Seinfeld episode, Elaine sends out a Christmas card picture of herself that inspires people in her office to give her what nickname?|
Nip. Kramer took the picture for her card that she sent out before realising that one of her nipples was exposed.
|What is Marie Osmond's real first name?|
Olive. Olive's a little bit of country... She made a "name" for herself at age thirteen when her song "Paper Roses" debuted on the country charts at #1, marking the first time in country music history that a female artist debuted with a #1 record.
|What is the medical term for the knee cap?|
patella. Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan suffered an attack to her patella. Despite the set-back, she went on to win the Silver Medal at the Winter Olympics. She lost the Gold to Oksana Baiul by .10 of a point in a 5-4 decision by the judges.
|Which English fashion designer created the mini-skirt?|
Quant, Mary. circa 1964. Social historians relate the introduction of the mini skirt with the introduction of The Pill.
|(*this answer is for letters R and S*) What does Baton Rouge mean?|
Red Stick. The city was named for a red stick, or post, that marked a boundary between Indian tribes.
|Amadeus was one of Mozart's middle names. What was another?|
Theophilus. Mozart was born in Salzburg, January 27, 1756 and died in Vienna, December 5, 1791
|What is the term used in wine for the unfilled space in a bottle or barrel?|
ullage. What a waste of space! Ullage, comes from the French "ouiller", meaning "to fill up" (a barrel).
|What is he name of the electronic device that allows Geordie La Forge to see in "Star Trek - The Next Generation"?|
visor. Visor was an acronym for Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement.
|What was the name of the pirate ship commanded by Captain Flint in the novel "Treasure Island"?|
Walrus. The novel was written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson was a Scottish essayist, poet, and author of fiction and travel books. He was known especially for his adventure novels.
|What was the name of the 49,000 acre estate of Charles Foster Kane in the film "Citizen Kane"?|
Xanadu. Charles Foster Kane was played by Orson Welles. The 1941 film also includes cast members Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, and Everett Sloane.
|What is the name of the Swedish village for which four rare-Earth elements discovered there were named?|
Ytterby. The elements are erbium, terbium, ytterbium, and yttrium.
|What are the names of the twin nephews of Disney cartoon characters Chip and Dale?|
Zip and Zap. Besides nephews Zip and Zap, Chip and Dale shared another relative- Grandpa Chipmunk. Hope you had a good time playing!
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