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In 1958, what jeweler donated the fabled Hope diamond to the Smithsonian Institution?
Harry Winston
To hatch their chicks, chickens sit on their eggs for an average of how many days?
21 days
What fabric's name comes from an old Persian phrase literally meaning "milk and sugar"?
Seersucker
The father of tennis star Andre Agassi was a boxer in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics for what country?
Iran
In the Battle of Bladensburg, what sitting U.S. President commanded troops while on the battlefield?
James Madison
Which of the following is not a common name for "Felis concolor", a powerful species of wild cat?
Jaguar
Which of these is not one of the 10 major categories in the Dewey decimal system of book classification?
Medicine
Frances Perkins, the first female Cabinet member, was the Secretary of what department under FDR?
Labor
Published by Mark Twain, what U.S. president's best-selling memoirs saved his family from financial ruin?
Ulysses S. Grant
In the Arthur Conan Doyle stories, Sherlock Holmes eventually retires and spends his time doing what?
Beekeeping
Country star Minnie Pearl's signature hat featured a price tag that read what?
$1.98
What phone number is the British equivalent of the U.S.'s 911 emergency response number?
999
Since 1991, the Burning Man festival has been held in the late summer in what U.S. state?
Nevada
Known for its high tides, the Bay of Fundy is located in what country?
Canada
Which of these famous works of art does not depict an entirely naked person?
Venus de Milo
In the constellation Ursa Major, known as the "Great Bear," the Big Dipper's handle forms what part of the bear?
Tail
Traditionally hailed as the landing spot for the Pilgrims in 1620, Plymouth Rock is what type of rock?
Granite
The strait separating New Zealand's North Island and South Island is named after what explorer?
James Cook
An important Aztec god, Queztalcoatl was depicted as a feathered version of what animal?
Serpent
What is the name of Sacagawea's infant child who appears on the front of the U.S. dollar coin?
Jean Baptiste
What author’s birth and death both occurred in years during which Halley’s comet was visible from Earth?
Mark Twain
What mythical figure is the hero of Homer's classic epic poem, "The Iliad"?
Achilles
Popular in casinos, pai gow is a variation of what traditional card game?
Poker
In January 2004, NASA landed twin rovers on the surface of Mars named Sprit and what?
Opportunity
The infamous organization Al Qaeda takes its name from an Arabic word meaning "the" what?
Base
I-80 is a major interstate highway that starts near New York City and ends in what West Coast city?
San Francisco
Meaning "to break up into smaller units", the word "balkanize" comes from the fall of what empire?
Ottoman
Since 1996, the Warped Tour music festival has been sponsored by what shoe company?
Vans
In 1994, the first year the United States hosted soccer's World Cup, what country's team won?
Brazil
During the 2004 primaries, which of these states was one of the few not won by John Kerry?
Oklahoma
If you won $1 million in one dollar bills, about how much would the stack of bills weigh?
2200 pounds
East Timor gained independence in 2002 after spending years under the rule of what nation?
Indonesia
Elizabeth Taylor has been married to how many different men?
7
Which of these is not the name of one of actor Joaquin Phoenix's three sisters?
Harmony
What actor’s fashion line named Mrs. Mudd features the Nervous Breakdown and Mini-Mullah jackets?
John Malkovich
Which of these celebrities has never cried during a Barbara Walters primetime interview?
Diane Keaton
Which of these foreign-sounding brands was actually founded by a New Yorker from the Bronx?
Häagen-Dazs
Usually referred to by his first name, the Renaissance artist Michelangelo had what first name?
Buonarroti
Which of these cities is not one of the three featured in the title of a Best Picture Oscar winner?
Philadelphia
Which of these phrases is not a part of the famous Bible passage that sets forth the "eye for an eye" principle of justice
Nose for nose
In 2004, Ronald Reagan was the first U.S. President to be honored in D.C. with a state funeral since who?
Lyndon Johnson
What world religion is based on five basic requirements known as the five "pillars"?
Islam
What is the first name of the World War II pilot for whom Chicago's O'Hare airport is named?
Edward
The tradition of the torch relay, which starts in Greece and ends in the host city, debuted at what Olympics?
1936 Berlin
In 2001, presidential niece Lauren Bush became "the face" of what fashion designer?
Tommy Hilfiger
The macadamia nut, known for its rich, buttery taste, is native to what country?
Australia
What science fiction author coined the word "cyberspace" in his 1984 novel "Neuromancer"?
William Gibson
In October 2002, what one Republican senator voted against authorizing the use of force in Iraq?
Lincoln Chafee
In 2002, heiress Ruth Lilly donated over $100 million to a small journal devoted to what?
Poetry
What famous classical composer had four sons also went on to become prominent composers?
Johann Sebastian Bach
What is the literary term for a novel that follows the development of a youthful main character?
Bildungsroman
Bartleby.com, a reference Web site, is named for an enigmatic character created by what famous author?
Herman Melville
Five of the eight novels by what esteemed U.S. author have one-word titles?
Toni Morrison
A famous work by what U.S poet begins "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness"?
Allen Ginsburg
The 1997 movie "L.A. Confidential" is based on a novel by what well-known crime author?
James Ellroy
What historical figure appears as a ghost in the Tony-winning play "Angels in America"?
Ethel Rosenberg
In 1977, First Couple George and Laura Bush got married approximately how long after they met?
3 months
In his famous essay "Self-Reliance," who wrote "To be great is to be misunderstood"?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The word "myriad" comes from the classical Greek word for what number?
10,000
Presidental mom Barbara Bush is the great-great-great niece of what U.S. president?
Franklin Pierce
In 1927, Canberra replaced what city as the capital of Australia?
Melbourne
In the bestseller "The Five People You Meet in Heaven", which of these is not one of the five people encountered?
High school gym teacher
In the Olympics decathlon, what event takes place first?
100-meter run
True Italian sausage from Bologna, Italy is called what?
Mortadella
In 2002, what did the American Film Institute name as the greatest love story of all time?
Casablanca
Discovered in 1922 and originally called "Factor X," alpha-tocopherol is better known by what name?
Vitamin E
In his native country, famous explorer Christopher Columbus's name was what?
Cristoforo Colombo
Oolong, a popular variety of tea, gets its name from two Chinese words meaning what?
Black dragon
In the 1851 novel "Moby-Dick", what character's body is covered in tattoos?
Queequeg
In the Trojan horse legend, the Greeks trick the Trojans by telling them the horse is an offering to what deity?
Athena
U Thant, the only Secretary-General of the United Nations born in Asia, was from what country?
Burma
The infamous Donner Party, which made its ill-fated journey in 1846, was headed for what California destination?
Suther's Fort
A lady's slipper is a type of what flower?
Orchid
Used to measure the weight of gemstones, a carat is what fraction of a gram?
One-fifth
In 2004, what world landmark's 350th birthday was celebrated with six months worth of festivities?
Taj Mahal
In the occult, "besom" refers to what magical object?
Witch's broom
A limnologist is a natural scientist who specializes in studying which of the following?
Freshwater lakes
What Hemingway novel begins “Robert Cohn was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton”?
The Sun Also Rises
Singer Janet Jackson is the youngest of how many children?
9
VP candidate John Edwards traditionally celebrates his wedding anniversary at what establishment?
Wendy's
What is the medical term for "fainting"?
Syncope
Richard Strauss's famous composition, "Also sprach Zarathustra" was inspired by what philosopher's works?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Kelsey Grammer got Emmy nominations for playing Dr. Crane on "Cheer," "Frasier" and what third show?
Wings
Before he became a pioneer in the field of human sexuality, Alfred Kinsey was a renowned expert on what creatures?
Wasps
What TV show featured an unusual literary guest star in a 2004 episode titled "Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant"?
Gilmore Girls
In 5 of the last 6 years, what professionals have topped a Gallup poll ranking the U.S.'s most honest and ethical workers?
Nurses
What was the first name of the Dr. Livingstone who received the famous greeting, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume"?
David
Named for a Japanese word meaning “three virtues,” the santoku is a trendy type of what kitchen implement?
Knife
Each year, the South Pole experiences approximately how many months of total darkness?
6
Saint Tropez is a ritzy resort town located on the southern coast of what country?
France
Which of the following is not a subtitle of a Star Trek movie?
The Federation
In 1966, what musician made the controversial claim that his group was "more popular than Jesus"?
John Lennon
In 1995, Flintstones chewable vitamins added what character to the mix, 27 years after their debut?
Betty
Since 1938, millions have flocked to what state to attend the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally?
South Dakota
What U.S. president was a graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis?
Jimmy Carter
A regulation golf hole is how many inches in diameter?
4.25 inches
"Flanker" and "scrum-half" are positions in what sport?
Rugby
Allowing fluid movement in the knee joint, the meniscus is a smooth pad composed of what?
Cartilage
In the food production industry, ethylene gas is commonly used to do what?
Ripen produce
Before he launched his solo career, Barry Manilow was the accompanist for which of these singers?
Bette Midler
Which of these planets has no known moons?
Venus
Which of these famous landmarks is 555 feet tall, and 55 feet square at its base?
Washington Monument
What is the name of the privately-funded craft that made the news in 2004 when it flew a man into space?
SpaceShipOne
In 1975, who became the first musician to appear on the cover of Time and Newsweek in the same week?
Bruce Springsteen
In 2003, the Galileo space probe ended its 14 year mission by diving into what planet's atmosphere?
Jupiter
Which of these famous fashion designers is female?
Miuccia Prada
Which of these U.S. presidents had naturally red hair?
Thomas Jefferson
Created in 1956, what computer font is meant to mimic the typeface of a standard typewriter?
Courier
In August 2004, Costco made the news by testing the sale of what unusual products at some stores?
Caskets
On August 8 1974, President Nixon announced he would resign effective what time the next day?
Noon
Common in eastern Africa, the wildebeest is also known by what name?
Gnu
What European country's northern coast borders the Bay of Biscay?
Spain
In 1950, a town in what U.S. state named itself after the radio show "Truth of Consequences"?
New Mexico
At the age of 37, what actor discovered that the person he thought was his sister was actually his mother?
Jack Nicholson
In March 2004, rebel leader Guy Philippe declared himself the "military chief" of what nation?
Haiti
Which of these prefixes means the opposite of the prefix "paleo"?
Neo
According to an ancient story, which of these women requests the beheading of John the Baptist?
Salome
Over three hours long, what 1960s movie features no women in speaking roles?
Lawrence of Arabia
"Warp," "weft" and "woof" are all common terms used in what process?
Weaving
What U.S. state's capital is named for the third U.S. president?
Missouri
By definition, a horologist is a maker of what?
Watches
The standard unit used to measure pressure is named after what noted scientist?
Blaise Pascal
The piña colada gets its name from a Spanish phrase meaning what?
Strained pineapple
Which of these rock legends appeared as an opening act for the Monkees during their 1967 tour?
Jimi Hendrix
In 2004, P. Diddy's campaign to convince young people to vote adopted what controversial slogan?
Vote or Die!
Often kept as a house pet, the potbellied pig is native to what country?
Vietnam
The French phrase "hors d'oeuvre" literally means what?
Outside of work
In the novel "The Great Gatsby" a billboard for Dr. T.J. Eckleberg advertises his services as a what?
Oculist
Which of these is not a character in the classic children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"?
Sheila Tubman
J.M. Coetzee, the 2003 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, hails from what country?
South Africa
The fast-moving sport of jai alai originated on the courtyards in which of these countries?
Spain
Popular in India and the Middle East, "threading" is a beauty process used for what purpose?
Shaping eyebrows
Which of these U.S. states does not share its name with a U.S. river?
Virginia
What sour-tasting chemical compound is the chief ingredient of vinegar?
Acetic Acid
The name of the African mammal "hippopotamus" is taken from a Greek word meaning "river" what?
Horse
The Scoville scale, used to measure the "zing" of chili peppers, rates which of these peppers the hottest?
Habanero
Which of these classic over-the-counter remedies contains aspirin?
Alka-Seltzer
In most movie theaters, the film is projected onto the screen at a rate of how many frames per second?
24
The Earth reaches its aphelion, the point at which it is farthest from the Sun, during what month?
July
The poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" depicts a battle between England and what country?
Russia
"Teraflops" are units of measurement commonly use when measuring the speed of what?
Supercomputers
Which of these TV series was not part of the rotation of shows that aired as the "NBC Sunday Mystery Movie"?
Ironside
What animal derives its name from an African phrase meaning "earth pig"?
Aardvark
In 1999, NATO forces mistakenly bombed what country's embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia?
China
In 1994, live coverage of the O.J. Simpson car chase interrupted what televised sports event?
NBA Finals
What media personality started out as a Top 40 radio show host who went by the name Jeff Christie?
Rush Limbaugh
After a public dispute, what U.S. president relieved General Douglas MacArthur of his command?
Harry Truman
What Midwestern's city's various nicknames have included "Queen City" and "Porkopolis"?
Cincinnati
What famous work of art is also known as "La Gioconda"?
Mona Lisa
Which of these letters is not also the symbol for a chemical element?
T
What singer cowrote the theme song for "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"?
Paul Anka
In 2004, Illinois sued what band for allegedly dumping 800 pounds of sewage into the Chicago River?
Dave Matthews Band
Responsible for defending the U.S. against air attacks, NORAD is headquartered in what state?
Colorado
What is the term for the narrow, vertical grooves that appear on the edges of U.S. dimes and quarters?
Reeding
The second verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner" begins with what phrase?
On the shore, dimly seen
Which of these terms was often used in the 1950s to refer to people suspected of being Communists?
Fellow traveler
What record label's distinctive circular headquarters, built in 1956, has become a Hollywood landmark?
Capitol
Known for its rough, wrinkled exterior, the appropriately named Ugli is a trademarked variety of what?
Citrus fruit
What U.S. president once got 525 electoral votes, the most ever received in a single election?
Ronald Reagan
Pho is a traditional noodle soup of what Asian country?
Vietnam
Explored by Christopher Columbus in 1498, Trinidad and Tobago lie just off the coast of what country?
Venezuela
In 2004, what children's character celebrated "30 Years of Cute" with a promotional tour in support of UNICEF?
Hello Kitty
Cellophane is a transparent material commonly made from what?
Wood pulp
Measuring over 11X25 feet, which of these paintings is the largest?
Picasso's "Guernica"
Which of the following phrases is often used as the metric equivalent of "20/20 vision"?
6/6 vision
In what two U.S. states do governors serve two-year terms?
Vermont and New Hampshire
Bunco, an old gambling game that is resurging in popularity, is played with what equipment?
Dice
While paper is the traditional gift for first anniversaries, what is the customary "modern" gift?
Clock
At the 2004 Olympics, which of these countries sent female athletes for the first time?
Afghanistan
What world landmark features 56 pits called "Aubrey holes", which were once filled with cremated bones?
Stonehenge
Which of these is not a type of vertebrae found in the human spinal column?
Parietal
Each year, the American Cancer Society holds the "Great American Smokeout" during what month?
November
Which of these "Beverly Hills 90210" stars was a regular cast member for the entire ten-year run of the show?
Tori Spelling
Which of these stars of the 1985 film "The Breakfast Club" did not also appear in "St. Elmo's Fire"?
Molly Ringwald
Before it was retired in 2003, the Concorde jet flew from London to New York City in an average time of what?
3 hours 20 minutes
In the 2004 movie, "Troy," Achilles engages in a climactic duel with what warrior?
Hector
The Akita, a breed of dog once used to hunt bears, was named a national treasure of what nation in 1931?
Japan
What cheese is aged for at least three months in the limestone caves in the south of France?
Roquefort
A person who experiences "schadenfrude" gets pleasure from what?
Unhappiness of others
How many children were born to Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey on November 19, 1997?
Seven
On a US Scrabble board, the center square is what type of premium space?
Double word score
Movie star Will Smith's first name is short for what?
Willard
Living up to his nickname "Chairman of the Board," Frank Sinatra started up what record label in 1961?
Reprise
What singer and ordained minister performed the wedding ceremony of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis?
Little Richard
Which of these celebs was not among those who showed up at Martha Stewart's 2004 trial as a show of support?
Nathan Lane
According to a popular rumor Full House star Dave Coulier is the subject of what hit 90's song?
You Oughta Know
Which of these actors has never appeared in a movie with the well-connected actor Kevin Bacon?
Denzel Washington
Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially divorced in 1996 after how many years of marriage?
15
In 2004, the lit Olympic torch made its journey through which of these continents for the first time?
Africa
Introduced in 1928, Red Stripe Beer is brewed in what country?
Jamaica
What movie star used his own rise to fame as the basis for the 2004 HBO series "Entourage"?
Mark Wahlberg
Faced with an energy crisis, what U.S. president signed into law the 55-mph national speed limit?
Richard Nixon
Which of the following was not a major news story during the summer of 1969?
Attica riots
Andrew Grove, Time magazine's 1997 "Man of the Year," is the Chairman of the Board of what company?
Intel
What professional sports group uses the slogan "These guys are good"?
PGA
In 1995, what vegetable became the first food grown in space?
Potato
In 2003, who did the American Film Institute select as the top movie villain of all time?
Hannibal Lecter
Which of these sea creatures belongs to the class Cephalopoda, meaning "head foot"?
Squid
Often mentioned in its ads, "sildenafil citrate" is the scientific name for what?
Viagra
How many tiles are there in a standard set of "Double-six" dominoes?
28
Completed in 1994, the computer program Chinook is thought to be the world's best player of what game?
Checkers
At a cost of over $450 million, what city opened its much-hyped 24-acre Millennium Park in 2004?
Chicago
In the Olympics, Rhythmic gymnasts may use all of the following as props except what?
Baton
The altar is usually located in which of these parts of a church?
Apse
In 2001, Chevron merged with what company to form the U.S.'s second largest oil and gas provider?
Texaco
In the 1965 movie "The Sound of Music", who is the oldest of the seven Von Trapp children?
Liesl
In the 2004 movie "I, Robot," what is then name of the emotional robot suspected of murder?
Sonny
What is the real first name of U2's lead singer, Bono?
Paul
Everybody's favorite game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," shares its name with a song by what composer?
Cole Porter
As suggested by its scientific name, the giraffe was originally thought to be a cross between a leopard and a what?
Camel
In the 1987 movie "Can't Buy Me Love," a teen rents a girlfriend with money he was saving to buy a what?
Telescope
In 2004, what teen celeb gushed that former camp counselor Jenna Bush was "awesome" and "really sweet"?
Hilary Duff
A person's postprandial blood pressure is measured just after a person has done what?
Eaten
The peninsula of Anatolia is the westernmost point of what continent?
Asia
A standard deck of tarot cards consists of how many cards?
78
What designer's career skyrocketed after he clothed Richard Gere in the 1980 film "American Gigolo"?
Giorgio Armani
In the novel and movie "Cold Mountain," where is Cold Mountain?
North Carolina
At the 2004 Olympics, what country came in second to the U.S. in terms of total number of medals?
Russia
What is the approximate age difference between 2004 rivals John Kerry and George W. Bush?
Kerry is 2.5 years older
The first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island when it opened in 1892 was a teenage girl from what country?
Ireland
"Don't be evil" is the corporate motto of what tech company?
Google
The longest interstate highway in the U.S., I-90 runs from Boston to what West Coast city?
Seattle
Started in 1971, the popular restaurant chain Hard Rock Cafe is known for its logo "Save the" what?
Planet
What was Princess Di's middle name?
Frances
Under the official rules of table tennis, the top of the net must be how high above the table?
6 inches
Which of these people was not featured in Barbara Walters' 2004 "10 Most Fascinating People" TV special?
Jessica Simpson
Traditionally worn by golfers, "plus fours" are a type of what?
Pants
Now a full-time philanthropist, Jeff Skoll became a billionaire as president of what internet company?
eBay
Coal is the official mineral of what U.S. state?
Kentucky
Introduced in 2004, the fragrance Enchantment is a tie-in with a story line on what soap opera?
All My Children
On the last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," who is the only character to not get fired?
Ted Baxter
In 2004, Miss America officials announced that what event would be dropped from the live TV broadcast?
Talent
In 2004, JibJab.com introduced a popular cartoon featuring Kerry and Bush singing a parody of what song?
This Land Is Your Land
Iago is the treacherous villain of what Shakespeare tragedy?
Othello
A cubic foot consists of how many cubic inches?
1728
In 1948, the Allies began a massive airlift of supplies in response to a Soviet blockade of what city?
West Berlin
Which of these desserts typically features an ice cream filling?
Baked Alaska
What is the square root of the cube root of 64?
2
What nationality is professional golfer Annika Sorenstam?
Swedish
In states that observe daylight-saving time, what is the longest month of the year?
October
Peter Gabriel's 1980 song "Biko" pays tribute to a fallen political activist from what country?
South Africa
In April 2004, who heard the coveted words "You're hired!" as the winner of TV's "The Apprentice"?
Bill Rancic
From May 2003 to June 2004, who served as the U.S.'s chief administrator in Iraq?
Paul Bremer
Paris's largest airport is named after what French leader?
Charles de Gaulle
An increasingly controversial delicacy, foie gras is made from the liver of which of these animals?
Duck
When speaking of his talks with Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan often quoted the proverb, "Trust, but" what?
Verify
"Hoosegow" is and old-fashioned slang word for what?
Jail
A paper towel's absorption of water is an example of what scientific principle?
Capillary action
The formula "subtract 32, and multiply by 5/9" is used to make what common conversion?
Fahrenheit to Celsius
Which of these bakery ingredients commonly contains cream of tartar?
Baking Powder
"Romaji" is a system used to write what language using the Roman alphabet?
Japanese
In 2004, Dick Cheney grabbed headlines by using profanity on the Senate floor in response to whom?
Pat Leahy
The paper used to make U.S. currency is 25% linen and 75% what?
Cotton
What does the "O" stand for in the name of the famous B & O Railroad?
Ohio
In June 2002, tribal leader Hamid Karzai became the head of state of what country?
Afghanistan
In the computer abbreviation JPEG, the "P" stands for what?
Photographic
Which of these expressions makes reference to the chief god of Roman mythology?
By Jove!
In the famous Latin saying, "veni, vidi, vici," what does "vidi" mean?
I saw
In numeric form, a googol is represented as a one followed by how many zeroes?
One Hundred
Which of these bodies of water was named by explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the early 1500s?
Pacific Ocean
The Canadian portion of Niagara Falls, named for its distinctive shape, is called what?
Horseshoe Falls
What is the width of a standard queen size mattress?
60
Named after one of his songs, the 2004 movie "De-Lovely" is a biopic of what composer?
Cole Porter
Which of these barnyard animals is classified as a ruminant?
Cow
"Buddha" is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning what?
Enlightened One
What veteran singer had his first #1 Billboard album with the 2004 release "License to Chill"?
Jimmy Buffet
Famous for its dramatic landscapes, Zion National Park is located in what U.S. state?
Utah
The only marsupial native to North America is a species of what animal?
Opossum
"Globus hystericus" is a medical condition more commonly known as what?
Lump in the throat
In 1994, Oliver North fell less than three percentage points shy of winning the U.S. senate seat of what state?
Virginia
First observed in the 1920s, the "hemline theory" states that shorter skirts correlate with a rise in what?
Stock prices
Visitors customarily place slips of paper with prayers on them into the cracks of what famous landmark?
Wailing Wall
What presidential hopeful was featured in a Newsweek cover story on his battle with "the Wimp Factor"?
George H.W. Bush
In the book, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", what happens to Alice when she eats a cake labeled "Eat me"?
Grows larger
Because of the way the Mississippi River curves through the city, New Orleans is nicknamed what?
Crescent City
What common childhood disease is also known as "rubeola"?
Measles
What company's famous logo was designed by college student Carolyn Davidson in 1971 for $32?
Nike
The square root of 9 is the same value as 9 raised to what power?
1/2
Completed in 1926, Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary is located in what U.S. state?
Kansas
The 1966 movie "What's up, Tiger Lily?" was one the first directorial efforts of what famous filmmaker?
Woody Allen
In 2004, NASA's Cassini spacecraft finished a 7-year journey by entering the orbit of what planet?
Saturn
What desert's name is a Mongolian word meaning "waterless place"?
Gobi
Among U.S. commercial radio stations, what music format is played by the most stations?
Country
From 1930 to 1974, Haile Selassie served as the emperor of what African nation?
Ethiopia
The 1999 book "Black Hawk Down" recounts a disastrous 1993 U.S. military invasion in what country?
Somalia
With a standard pair of six-sided dice, what are the odds of rolling a 12?
1 in 36
The moon Phobos, which shares its name with the Greek word for "fear," orbits what planet?
Mars
Which of these movies has a controversial scene that features the song "Singin' in the Rain"?
A Clockwork Orange
In what language was the "Communist Manifesto" originally written?
German
Before it was used to refer to tall buildings, the word "skyscraper" usually referred to a what?
Sail of a ship
The point on the Earth located at zero degrees longitude and latitude lies in what body of water?
Atlantic Ocean
Since 1945, the Best Picture Oscar category has featured how many nominees each year?
5
Which of these common tongue-twisting phrases features numerous examples of sibilance?
She sells seashells
In 2004, Morse code was updated for the first time in decades with the addition of a code for what symbol?
"At" sign
General John "Black Jack" Pershing was the Commander of U.S. forces in what war?
World War I
Often used to make shawls, pashmina is woven from the soft wool of what animals?
Goats
What classic TV show debuted in 1948 under the name "Toast of the Town"?
The Ed Sullivan Show
By definition, a currycomb is a tool used to do what?
Groom horses
In 2003, the first cow in the U.S. to test positive for "mad cow" disease was found in what state?
Washington
In the Broadway musical "Sweeney Todd," the vengeful title character works as a what?
Barber
In boxing, a "rabbit punch" lands where on the body?
Back of the neck
In 1912, the Titanic met its untimely end 400 miles off the coast of what North Atlantic island?
Newfoundland
Dynamite is commonly made by soaking sawdust in what?
Nitroglycerin
Who was Chief Justice when the Supreme Court heard the landmark case Roe v. Wade?
Warren Burger
The Swedish turnip is a vegetable more commonly known as a what?
Rutabaga
A famous 1969 fire on what U.S. river is credited with sparking the environmental movement of the 1970's?
Cuyahoga