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On an old-fashioned rotary phone,what number requires the longest turn of the dial?0 *CORRECT*
On an ’80s TV series, a plucky orphan named Penelope Brewster was better known as what?PUNKY
On average, what denomination of U.S. paper currency remains in circulation the longest?100 DOLLAR BILL
On average, what is the most abundant gas released into the atmosphere by a volcano?WATER VAPOR
On average,a healthy person’s resting heart rate falls into which of these ranges of “beats per minute”?60-100 *CORRECT*
On December 21, 1864, General Sherman’s famous “March to the Sea” concluded with the capture of what Southern city?SAVANNAH
On dress shirts,button-down,spread and tab are popular types of what?COLLAR
On food packaging, a circle with a “U” indicates that the food is certified as what?KOSHER
On HBO’s “Entourage,” movie star Vincent Chase stars in all but which of these fictional movies?VALENTINO
On his past troubles,who admitted to Leno on a 2011 “Tonight Show” appearance, “I realized I was pretty much LOSING”?CHARLIE SHEEN
On his show “Man v Food,” host Adam Richman won the “Davy Jones Locker Challenge” by eating 7 pounds of what?SEAFOOD
On his talk show “Maury,” host Maury Povich famously says to some of his guests “you are NOT” what?THE FATHER
On Home Depot’s web site, “islands” are items marked for what room of the house?KITCHEN
On March 4, 2010, baby Cecelia Marie Halpert was “born” on an emotional episode of what hit TV series?THE OFFICE
On television, Dr. Gregory House’s apartment number is “221B,” a nod to what famous literary sleuth’s address?SHERLOCK HOMES
On the 2010 Forbes 400 list, what billionaire identifies himself as residing in Medina, Washington?BILL GATES
On the 2010 Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s largest companies,3 of the top 4 are in what sector?OIL
On the cartoon series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You, which character usually wears an ascot?FRED
On the children’s TV “Dora the Explorer,” Dora’s best friend Boots is what kind of animal?MONKEY
On the classic sitcom “Happy Days,” what was the name of Richie’s practical joke-loving buddy,played by actor Don Most?RALPH MALPH
On the classic sitcom “I Love Lucy,” Lucy often went on auditions using what maiden name instead of Mrs. Ricardo?MCGILLICUDDY
On the classic TV series “The Brady Bunch,”what is the name of the Brady family dog?TIGER
On the classic TV series “Welcome Back Kotter” what subject did Mr. Kotter teach?SOCIAL STUDIES
On the E! reality TV series, “The Girls Next Door,” who are the girls next door?PLAYBOY MODELS
On the Fahrenheit scale, 98.6 degrees is generally considered to be what?BODY TEMPERATURE
On the FDA Nutrition Facts food label,the abbreviation “DV” stands for “daily” what?VALUE
On the front of a U.S. Social Security Card,what images appear on the left and right hand edges?CLASSICAL COLUMNS
On the Great Seal of the United States,the eagle holds in its beak a scroll bearing what Latin phrase?E PLURIBUS UNUM
On the human body, the area of skin known as “The T-zone” is located where?FACE
On the human body, the intercostal muscles are located where?RIBS
On the Internet, the abbreviation “LOL” typically denotes which of these emotional states?AMUSEMENT
On the New York Stock Exchange,what company uses the apt stock symbol “ZZ”?SEALY
On the pronunciation of her last name, what actress has explained that it’s “like the lettuce?”REBECCA ROMIJN
On the Simpsons, what member of the Simpson family is commonly seen sucking on a pacifier?MAGGIE
On the TV series “Community,” the main characters become friends after they all take part in a what?SPANISH STUDY GROUP
On the TV series “Diff’rent Strokes,” Arnold often poses what signature question to his brother,Willis?WHAT’ CHU TALKIN’ ‘BOUT?
On the TV series “Sesame Street,” what is the full name of the muppet known as The Count?COUNT VON COUNT
On the TV series “The Fugitive,” Dr.Richard Kimble pursues a man with what physical trait?ONE ARM
On the TV series “The Simpsons,” Marge has the same maiden name as what First Lady?JACQUELINE KENNEDY
On the TV show “Throwdown,” chefs are challenged to a cook-off of their signature dish by what star chef?BOBBY FLAY
On the TV sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” what actor provides the voice of the unseen narrator?BOB SAGET
On the ’90s sitcom “Blossom,” Joey Lawrence’s character is known for what concise catchphrase?WHOA!
On the “Arsenio hall Show,” a special section of the studio audience was called a what?DOG POUND
On TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting,” all 19 children in the Duggar family have first names that begin with what?J
On TV’s “Family Guy,” creator Seth MacFarlane voices all but which of these members of the Griffin family?CHRIS
On TV’s “Glee,” the glee club’s main competition is a 26-member show choir at Carmel High named what?VOCAL ADRENALINE
On TV’s “The Muppet Show,” what muppet is often seen chained to his drum set?ANIMAL
On Twitter,a proper “Twaiku” poem consists of 140 characters or fewer and how many syllables?17
On what classic TV game show do contestants frequently chant “No Whammies”?PRESS YOUR LUCK
On what TV series do the judges regularly accuse the contestants of being “pitchy?”AMERICAN IDOL
On which date do all the places in the Earth experience 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness?MARCH 21ST
On “Gilligan’s Island,” Captain Jonas Grumby of the S.S. Minnow was known by what nautical nickname?THE SKIPPER
On “Saturday Night Live,” David Spade popularized the catchphrase “buh-bye” in his role as a what?FLIGHT ATTENDANT
On “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” soundtrack, Renee Fleming sings in what language?SINDARIN
On “The Lord Of The Rings:The Return of The King” soundtrack,Renee Fleming sings in what language?SINDARIN
Once believed to ward off evil spirits,a Greek wedding tradition involves the ceremonious smashing of what?PLATES
Once dubbed “The Notorious B.A.G.” by the media, Brian Austin Green starred in what ’90s teen drama?BEVERLY HILLS,90210
Once dubbed “The Notorious B.A.G.” by the media,Brian Austin Green starred in what ’90s teen drama?BEVERLY HILLS,90210
Once featured on a TV infomercial, the Flowbee is a haircutting device that works with what household appliance?VACUUM CLEANER
Once ranked #1 for a record 237 weeks,tennis great Roger Federer hails from what country?SWITZERLAND
One of at least 50 children born to a construction mogul,Osama Bin Laden was,until 1994,a citizen of what country?SAUDI ARABIA
One of Hollywood’s funniest movie quotes,”Well,nobody’s perfect!” is the last line of what classic film?SOME LIKE IT HOT
One of the coaches on the talent show “The Voice,” Adam Levine is best known as the frontman for what rock band?MAROON 5
One of the great ’90s fashion fads, “Zubaz” were brightly-colored what?PANTS
One of the most translated books in the world, Anne Frank’s original diary was published in what language?DUTCH
One of the sport’s most famous players,Prince William captained what team at the University of St.Andrews?WATER POLO
One of the world’s steepest streets in a major city,Filbert Street is located where?SAN FRANCISCO
One of “The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills,” Camille Grammer is the ex-wife of the star of what TV sitcom?FRASIER
One week comprises approximately what percentage of a year?2%
ontaining a purposely misspelled word, the title of Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 WWII epic is written how?INGLORIOUS BASTARDS
Opponents of genetically modified food often refer to it by what “scary” name?FRANKENFOOD
Opposed by Apple, using unapproved software on your iPhone is popularly referred to as what?JAILBREAKING
Oregon’s George Fox University is named in honor of the founder of what religious movement?QUAKER
Originally developed by NASA in the ’70s, memory foam is often used to make which of these household items?MATTRESSES
Originally en vogue in the early 1900s, a “craftsman” is a simplistic style of what?HOUSE
Originally made in Canada, canola is a vegetable oil made from what crop?RAPESEED
Originally made in Germany, traditional Rumple Minze schnapps is known for what distinctive flavor?PEPPERMINT
Originally sung by Peggy Lee and covered by Madonna, the song “Fever” mentions what famously amorous pairROMEO AND JULIET
Originally used by American Indians,the term “pow-wow” is now mainly used to refer to a what?MEETING
Originally voiced by John Goodman, which of the five animated M&M’s “spokescandies” is a peanut M&MYELLOW
Originally,a “pound cake” recipe called for a pound of butter plus a pound of all but which of the following?SALT
Originating in Turkey, sultanas are a flavorful variety of what food?RAISINS
Orzo is a type of Italian pasta shaped like what?GRAINS OF RICE
Ossicones are hair-covered horns atop the head of which of these mammals?GIRAFFE
Other than Antarctica, what continent has the smallest population?AUSTRALIA
Out on parole since 2007,Sara Jane Moore spent decades in prison for trying to assassinate whom?GERALD FORD
Outraging conservationists, who said “A tree is a tree, how many more do you need to look at?”RONALD REAGAN
Over 17000 feet tall, Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain on what continent?AFRICA
Over 30 years ago, which of these Presidents signed legislation to immunize Americans from swine flu?GERALD FORD
Owned by Donald Trump, the Mar-a-Lago Club is a 126-room estate located in what resort town?PALM BEACH
Painted in 1893,the famous Edvard Munch painting “The Scream” depicts an organized figure holding his hands where?ON HIS CHEEKS
Paleontologists believe that which of these prehistoric animals were likely covered in feathers?VELOCIRAPTOR
Paris’s largest airport is named after what French leader?CHARLES DE GAULLE
Partly due to its rounded shape and leathery green skin,what fruit is also known as an “alligator pear”?AVOCADO
Passed by Congress in 1798, the Sedition Act focused on what problem?TREASONOUS ACTIVITY
Passed by the Senate in 2010,the CALM Act requires TV broadcasters to limit the volume of what?COMMERCIALS
Pastis,sambuca and ouzo are three similar liqueurs that all have what distinctive flavor?ANISE
Patagonian toothfish is served in restaurants under which of these more menu-friendly names?CHILEAN SEA BASS
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is an unpleasant sports injury commonly known as what?RUNNER’S KNEE
Patients who elect to have malar augmentation surgery wish to increase the size of their what?CHEEKS
Patty Hearst,Eddie Van Halen and John McEnroe all voiced “callers” on what TV sitcom?FRASIER
Payola is a type of illegal payment typically associated with what industry?RADIO
Pectin,a water-soluble carbohydrate,is an important ingredient in which of the following?JELLY
Peddled by a charismatic infomercial pitchman,the ShamWow! is primarily used for which of these tasks?CLEANING UP LIQUIDS
PEG’S LAW is a helpful mneumonic for remembering the names of the seven what?DEADLY SINS
People traveling abroad often use GSM cell phones that use what “System for Mobile Communications”?GLOBAL
People who are getting Xrays taken commonly wear protective bibs containing what metal?LEAD
People who are “cyberchondriacs” obsessively use the Internet to hunt for what?MEDICAL INFORMATION
People who generate their own electricity or go without it are said to live how?OFF THE GRID
People who selfishly prevent others from succeeding are sometimes compared to which of these animals “in a bucket”?CRABS
People would most likely use the mnemonic “Every good boy does fine” when doing what?READING MUSIC
Performed to assist breathing, a tracheotomy is a surgery on what part of the body?WINDPIPE
Perhaps alluding to the diets of very small children,deciduous or “baby” teeth are also known as what?MILK TEETH
Perhaps as a nod to its lead singer,what classic rock band titled one of its albums “Morrison Hotel”?THE DOORS
Perhaps because gin was invented by a physician in Holland,alcohol is sometimes referred to as what?DUTCH COURAGE
Perhaps because it’s so romantic,a full moon often triggers which of these sea creatures to reproduce?CORAL
Perhaps best known in its computerized version,Klondike is a popular variety of what card game?SOLITAIRE
Perhaps putting her classical music training to use,who composed the music for the 2011 Broadway play “Stick Fly”?ALICIA KEYS
Perhaps to distinguish themselves,certain ketchup packets boast what descriptive word on their label?FANCY
Perhaps to the chagrin of his female fans,in which of these movies does Brad Pitt not bare his backside?INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Philly locals order their city’s signature cheesesteak sandwich “wit” or “witout” what topping?FRIED ONIONS
Photos snapped in 1972 of Jane Fonda seated on an anti-aircraft gun earned the actress what infamous nickname?HANOI JANE
Physicist Stephen Hawking’s bestselling 1988 book on the cosmos is titled “A Brief History of” what?TIME
Piscivorous animals feed mainly on what?FISH
Pixar has won Academy Awards for all but which of the following?BEST PICTURE
Placing a blanket over a fire extinguishes it by robbing the flame of what gas?OXYGEN
Played by Brendan Fraser in a 1999 movie,Dudley Do-Right is a cartoon character with what unusual day job?CANADIAN MOUNTIE
Played by Garry Shandling,which of these iconic ’90s TV characters was a neurotic late-night TV host?LARRY SANDERS
Played by Honor Blackman,the provocatively named Pussy Galore is a character in what James Bond film?GOLDFINGER
Played by Jerry Ferrara,what is the name of Vincent Chase’s hapless sidekick on the HBO series “Entourage”?TURTLE
Played by Kim Fields for all 9 seasons, Tootie on TVs “The Facts of Life” has what real first name?DOROTHY
Played by Tony Shalhoub, the TV detective “Monk” suffers prominently from what medical condition?OBSESSIVE-CUMPULSIVE DISORDER
Playing himself,what TV actor pays for the burger feast at the end of “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”?NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
Pointe shoes,also known as “toe shoes,” are commonly used in what style of dance?BALLET
Pointillism,a painting technique involving tiny dots of color,was pioneered by what French artist?GEORGES SEURAT
Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope in centuries to come from what country?GERMANY
Popular as a pet,the colorful freshwater betta fish is more commonly known by what fanciful nickname?SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH
Popular at Christmas time,mistletoe plants normally have what color berries?WHITE
Popular at high school proms, an “upto” is a type of what?HAIRSTYLE
Popular during the Depression and making a comeback,which of these describes a type of installment purchase plan?LAYAWAY
Popular in Europe and the Middle East, the leeks belong to the same family as what other vegetable?ONION
Popular in France, a croque-monsieur is a heated sandwich traditionally filled with what?HAM AND CHEESE
Popular in homes in the state for which it’s named,an “Arizona Room” is a type of what?SCREENED-IN PATIO
Popular in India, a tandoor is a clay structure used for what purpose?COOKING FOOD
Popular in India, paneer is a type of what food?CHEESE
Popular in many states, “Click It or Ticket” campaigns encourage drivers to do what?WEAR SEAT BELTS
Popular in Russia,samovars are used primarily to do what?BOIL WATER
Popular in the American Southwest,a “sopaipilla” is best described as a what?FRIED PASTRY
Popular in the U.S.,the hip-hop infused music known as “reggaeton” originated in what part of the world?LATIN AMERICA
Popular in the world of hip-hop, Courvoisier is a nearly 200-year old brand of what liquour?COGNAC
Popular in the ’80s, “By Mennen” was a three-note jingle often heard at the end of commercials for what product?DEODORANT
Popular on college campuses, a capella singing is, by definition, performed how?WITHOUT INSTRUMENTS
Popular on the web, low-res animations that run a continuous loop are called what?GIFS
Popular with the MTV crowd,which of these rock bands derives its unusual name from “The Simpsons”?FALL OUT BOY
Popular with tourists,what U.S. city’s Chinatown features the famous thoroughfare Grant Avenue?SAN FRANCISCO
Popular with tweens, the RipStik is a brand of sporting equipment that resembles a what?SKATEBOARD
Popular with vacationing parents,a novelty souvenir item reads,”My parents went to___ and all I got was this lousy” what?T-SHIRT
Popularized by Audrey Hepburn,women’s shoes with short,slender heels are known as what?KITTEN HEELS
Popularized by celebrities like Madonna, Kaballah bracelets are made from what color string?RED
Popularized by celebrity chef Rachael Ray,the term “EVOO” is an abbreviation for a type of what?OIL
Popularly known as “SMU,” Southern Methodist University is located in what southern state?TEXAS
Possibly aided by Kate Middleton’s notable use of them, what leg wear is said to be making a comeback?NUDE PANTYHOSE
Posters of famous Irish writers proudly displayed in pubs often feature all but which of the following?CHARLES DICKENS
Practiced by samurai in feudal Japan,tessenjutsu is a martial art utilizing what seemingly feminine item as a weapon?FAN
Praised for her role on the sitcom “Up All Night,” Christina Applegate first won fame on what TV show?MARRIED…WITH CHILDREN
Premiering in 1997,what TV series was the first one-hour drama ever produced by HBO?OZ
Presented as a token of welcome to tourists visiting Hawaii,the “lei” is a garland of flowers commonly worn how?AROUND THE NECK
President Barack Obama was born during whose presidential administration?LBJ
President Barack Obama’s first name is derived from a Semitic word meaning what?BLESSED
President Bush gave his famous “Mission Accomplished” speech in 2003 aboard what aircraft carrier?ABRAHAM LINCOLN
President Obama’s speechwriter John Favreau, happens to share his name with the writer of what popular film?SWINGERS
President Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau happens to share his name with the writer of what popular film?SWINGERS
Presidents View Resort is a hotel with suites that look out at what national landmark?MOUNT RUSHMORE
Presumably named after the love of his life, “The Olive” is a boat belonging to what character?POPEYE
Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially divorced in 1996 after how many years of marriage?15 *CORRECT*
Prior to 2010’s “Love and Other Drugs,” Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal appeared together in what film?BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
Prior to becoming a world famous Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli had what occupation?LAWYER
Prior to her career in television,Nancy Grace was licensed by the state of Georgia as a what?PROSECUTOR
Prior to his career as a TV journalist,George Stephanopoulos was a White House adviser to what U.S. president?BILL CLINTON
Prized by breeders for its intelligence and striking appearance,the Puli dog’s hair resembles what household item?MOP
Prized by collectors, $20 U.S. gold coins minted from 1849 to 1933 are known by what name?DOUBLE EAGLES
Prized for its agreeable temperament, the puggle is a cross between the pug and what other breed of dog?BEAGLE
Prized for its silk-producing abilities,the silkworm is the larva of what type of insect?MOTH
Produced in France since 1849, Cointreau is a popular liquor with what distinctive flavor?ORANGE
Produced in Germany, Maybach is a luxury brand of what?AUTOMOBILE
Proposition 8,California’s controversial 2008 ballot measure,dealt with what hot-button issue?SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
PSI, which stands for “pounds per square inch” is a unit commonly used for measuring what in cars?TIRE PRESSURE
Published in 1798,a well-known poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is titled “The Rime of the Ancient” what?MARINER
Published in 2004,”No Woman No Cry” is the memoir of what legendary singer’s widow?BOB MARLEY
Published in 2010, “Gunn’s Golden Rules” is a life lessons book by a TV personality from what reality show?PROJECT RUNWAY
Published in 2010,the memoir “You Don’t Know Me” was written by the son of what late musician?RAY CHARLES
Published in 2011,Stephen King’s “11/22/63” is a time travel novel that centers around what event in history?JFK ASSASSINATION
Purdue University is one of the largest public universities of what state?INDIANA
Pyrogeography is the study of what natural phenoma?FIRES
Pyrophoric substances are so reactive that exposure to air causes them to spontaneously what?IGNITE
Quicken computer software helps users do what?MANAGE FINANCES
R&B singer Robin Thicke is the son of a famous TV actor,best known for what ’80s sitcom?GROWING PAINS
Rainier cherries were named after a mountain in what U.S. state,where they were first grown?WASHINGTON
Ranch dressing,the popular salad topper,got its start at an actual California dude ranched named what?HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH
Randy Newman sings “Rollin’ down Imperial Highway” in a 1983 hit song titled “I Love” where?L.A.
Ranging in color from pale violet to deep purple,what is the traditional birthstone for the month of February?AMETHYST
Rap superstar Andre Young is better known by what name?DR. DRE
Rapper Pitbull is also known as “Mr.305” because he hails from what U.S. city?MIAMI
Rappers Jay-Z,Busta Rhymes and Notorious B.I.G. all once attended what city’s George Westinghouse High School?NEW YORK
Ratified in 1971,the 26th Amendment to the Constitution lowered the voting age to what?18
Real estate listings often describe a home requiring repairs as being in need of what?TLC
Recent health concerns about bisphenol A or BPA focus on the chemical’s presence in what everyday item?PLASTIC DRINK BOTTLES
Referenced in Shakespeare’s nickname “the bard of Avon,” the Avon is a what?RIVER
Referring to a meaningful science, the phrase “the dog that didn’t bark” derives from which fictional detective?SHERLOCK HOLMES
Referring to an old-fashioned term for feline appreciation,which of these is the name of a long-running magazine?CAT FANCY
Referring to its iconic founder, the first two letters in the firm today known as JP Morgan Chase stand for what?JOHN PIERPONT
Referring to powerful Internet servers that store and process data,a Microsoft tagline states, “To the” what?CLOUD
Referring to the plastic it’s made from, recyclable water bottles often feature what acronym?PETE
Reflecting its owners’ religious faith, what fashion retailer prints “John 3:16” on its yellow shopping bags?FOREVER 21
Reflecting on a subject he masters, Garry Kasperov’s 2007 book is titled “How Life Imitates” what?CHESS
Refusing the Secret Service,what First Lady was given her own gun and later wrote, ” I carried it religiously”?ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Regardless of his name, a man without any clothes is cheekily said to be going “the full” what?MONTY
Regular brushing and flossing of the teeth are recommended measures for preventing what?GINGIVITIS
Reindeer are in the same species as which of these animals?CARIBOU
Released by Apple in 1998, which of these gadgets is the earliest?IPOD
Released posthumously in 2009, Michael Jackson’s single “This Is It” was co-written by what music legend?PAUL ANKA
Replacing Angela Merkel, in 2010, who topped Forbes’ list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”?MICHELLE OBAMA
Replacing the long-standing “food pyramid,” in 2011 what government agency introduced their “MyPlate” nutrition guide?USDA *CORRECT*
Reportedly created in the 18th Century for British citizens living abroad,an IPA beer stands for what?INDIA PALE ALE
Represented by a set of scales,what sign of the zodiac is derived from the Latin word for “pound”?LIBRA
Representing the number of letters in each word, “143” is a common text abbreviation for what phrase?I LOVE YOU
Requiring considerable skill and experience,”throwing” is a technique used in what artistic medium?POTTERY
Responding to charges that her cuisine leads to obesity,what TV chef once said “I’m your cook,not your doctor!”?PAULA DEEN
Responsible for “artist and repertoire,” an A & R person is a powerful figure in what industry?MUSIC
Resulting in a shiny sheen,which of the following is a step in the traditional process for making bagels?BOILING THEM
Resulting in a “pruney” look,fingertips get wrinkly after water has washed away what oily substance?SEBUM
Retired New York Yankees uniform number 3 belonged to which baseball great?BABE RUTH
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was known for favoring which of these fashion items?BOW TIES
Retiring shortly after filming,what Oscar-winning actor’s final legacy is the 2004 comedy “Welcome to Mooseport”?GENE HACKMAN
Rice wine, sugar, and soy sauce are the three primary ingredients of what?TERIYAKI SAUCE
Rich Riordan’s best-selling kids book feature Percy Jackson’s adventures with what “fantastic” groupTHE OLYMPIANS
Rick Riordan’s bestselling kids’ books feature Percy Jackson’s adventures with what “fantastic” group?THE OLYMPIANS
Ricky Gervais is the co-creator and star of the original,British version of what hit U.S. TV Show?THE OFFICE
Riffing on Scorsese,the 90’s cartoon “Animaniacs” featured the “Goodfeathers,” three pigeons who were also what?GANGSTERS
Robert Kardasian, the biological father of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert Jr, was a well-known what?ATTORNEY
Ronald Reagan’s plainspoken and affable demeanor earned him the apt nickname “The Great” what?COMMUNICATOR
Ronald Reagan’s role in the 1940 movie “Knute Rockne: All American” earned him what nickname?THE GIPPER
Roughly 35 million men in the U.S. suffer from androgenetic alopecia,also known as “male pattern” what?BALDNESS
Roughly speaking,a typical commercial jet flying from New York to London cruises at what average airspeed?550 MPH *CORRECT*
Roz Doyle,a producer on the ’90s sitcom “Wings”,was the namesake for a character on what other sitcom?FRASIER
Rumspringa, meaning “running around,” is a freewheeling rite of passage for teens in what community?AMISH
Said by Sigmund Freud to determine personality,which of these is not one of his three “agencies” of the mind?SUPERID
Said to be invented by British officers in India in the 1800s, snooker is a form of what game?BILLIARDS
Said to belong to Saint Peter, Vatican City’s official flag depicts two crossed what?KEYS
Said to have been created by Ric Silver in 1976,the crowd-pleasing “Electric Slide” is what kind of dance?LINE DANCE
Said to have been ruled by Zeus,Mount Olympus is the highest mountain range in what country?GREECE
Said to have inspired the song “America The Beautiful,” Pikes Peak is part of what U.S. mountain range?ROCKY
Sampling a 1984 song and flipping the words in its title, Jay-Z had a top 40 hit in 2010 called what?YOUNG FOREVER
Sampling the soul classic “Try a Little Tenderness,” a 2011 song by rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West is named what?OTIS
San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square is the longtime site of a factory that produces which of the following?CHOCOLATE
Sanskrit for “moon craft,” the Chandraayan I was the first lunar orbiter ever launched by what country?INDIA
Santa Domingo and Port-au-Prince,the capitals of two separate countries,are both located on what island?HISPANIOLA
Sapparo is a major city of what Asian country?JAPAN
Sapporo is a major city of what Asian country?JAPAN
Sarah Palin’s husband Todd is a four-time winner of the Iron Dog,the world’s longest what?SNOWMOBILE RACE
Sarah Silverman,Seth MacFarlane and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have all appeared on which of these TV franchises?STAR TREK
Sargent Shriver is best remembered for his role in creating what organizationPEACE CORPS
Sassybax is a woman’s brand that sells which of these items?BRAS
Scandalous at the time,what was the first ballroom dance to feature couples facing each other in a “closed hold” position?WALTZ
Scholars and intellectuals are commonly said to reside in a tower made of what material?IVORY
Scientific American claims that flowers will stay fresh longer when placed in water mixed with which of these drinks?VODKA
Sean Parker,the founding president of Facebook,also helped create what early Internet success?NAPSTER
Seen at sporting events near you,MetLife Insurance’s blimp has what call sign?SNOOPY ONE
Seen in many still life paintings,a ewer is a decorative type of what household object?PITCHER
Seen in the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show,slacklining is an obscure version of what?TIGHTROPE WALKING
Seen on certain notorious celebrities,a SCRAM bracelet alerts authorities when the wearer does what?DRINKS ALCOHOL
Selling high-end cookware since 1972, the name of retail company Sur La Table in French means what?ON THE TABLE
Selling high-end cookware since 1972,the name of retail company Sur La Table is French for what?ON THE TABLE
Served on a poppy seed bun, a Chicago-style hot dog traditionally included all but which of these toppings?KETCHUP
Set in an L.A. office building,the 1979 novel “Nothing Lasts Forever,” is the basis for what ’80s action film?DIE HARD
Set in France,what Disney animated film includes a quick cameo of Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”?THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Set in Hot Springs,Arkansas in 1959,”Billy Blythe” is a folk opera about which famous “Bill”?BILL CLINTON
Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is set primarily in Verona,a city in what country?ITALY
Shaquille O ‘Neal and Robin Williams have both played which type of supernatural being on the big screen?GENIE
Sharing their name with a local river,Boston’s mass transit passes are officially called what?CHARLIECARDS
Shel Silverstein spent over 3 years on the bestseller lists with his 1981 book “A Light in the” what?ATTIC
Shel Silverstein spent over 3 years on the bestseller lists with his 1981 book “A Light in the” what?ATTIC
Shirt sleeves that are fastened with cuff links instead of buttons have what kind of “cuffs”?FRENCH
Short for “post cibum,” doctors use the abbreviation “p.c” to indicate that a prescription should be taken how?AFTER MEALS
Short for “Unterseeboot,” a U-boat is a German what?SUBMARINE
Short Shorts, a 1958 hit by The Royal Teens, was the basis for what drugstore brand’s classic TV jingle?NAIR
Shot in his hometown, Ben Affleck’s 2010 film “The Town” takes place in what U.S. city?BOSTON
Shredded cabbage is the main ingredient in which of these dishes?COLESLAW
Signed in 1992, NAFTA is a trade agreement among the U.S., Mexico and what third country?CANADA
Signed into law by Bill Clinton in 2000, the federal legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving is what?0.08
Silent film star Norma Talmadge started a Hollywood tradition after accidentally stepping in wet concrete outside what theater?GRAUMAN’S CHINESE
Silver amalgam,a combination of silver,mercury,copper and tin,is often used to make what?CAVITY FILLINGS
Silver-studded outfits and wide-brimmed hats are commonly worn by what type of musical groups?MARIACHI BANDS
Since 1911,which of these states has proudly featured a “Butter Cow” at its annual State Fair?IOWA
Since 1916, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held annually at what iconic New York locale?CONEY ISLAND
Since 1925, what food has featured an image of a Native American woman on its packaging?LAND O LAKES BUTTER
Since 1934, the Masters Golf tournament has been held in what U.S. city?AUGUSTA, GA
Since 1935, Old Mr.Boston’s guide has been the official manual for professionals and amateurs in what field?BARTENDING
Since 1946, what slogan has appeared on the cover of Highlights for Children magazine?FUN WITH A PURPOSE
Since 1950, the College World Series has been played annually in which Midwestern city?OMAHA, NE
Since 1950,the World Cup’s men soccer championship has been played how often?EVERY FOUR YEARS
Since 1951,what company has sponsored the popular “Hall of Fame” series of TV movies?HALLMARK
Since 1955, what has been the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival?GOLDEN PALM
Since 1963, “To protect and to serve” has been the official motto of which of these organizations?LAPD
Since 1980,what award has honored the worst in Hollywood filmmaking?GOLDEN RASPBERRY
Since 1985, what magazine has a regularly published “Sexiest Man Alive” issue?PEOPLE
Since 1988,the brand Acuvue has billed itself as introducing the world’s first disposable what?CONTACT LENS
Since 1990, over one-third of all shark attacks worldwide have occurred off the coast of what state?FLORIDA
Since 1991,high school students have competed in a National Science Bowl sponsored by what U.S. department?ENERGY
Since 1991,the Burning Man festival has been held in the late summer in what U.S. state?NEVADA
Since 1996,the White Wave company has produced Silk,a popular brand of which of these health foods?SOY MILK
Since 1998, Fox has aired a morning show titled “Fox and” what?FRIENDS
Since 1998,compilation CDs filled with pop music hits have been sold in the U.S. under what emphatic name?NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC!
Since 2000, the logo for the online company MSN has featured a multicolored image of what animal?BUTTERFLY
Since 2001,Apple has named the different versions of its popular MAC OS X operating system after various what?BIG CATS SPECIES
Since 2001,Gillette has offered a popular line of women’s razors named after what mythological figure?VENUS
Since 2002, what movie star has been a global spokesperson for cell phone provider T-Mobile?ZETA JONES
Since 2002,Carson Daly has hosted a very late night show with what apt name?LAST CALL
Since 2003,Anderson Cooper has hosted a CNN news program with what numerical title?ANDERSON COOPER 360
Since 2003,the Heart Truth campaign has presented a NY fashion show in which celebrities don what color dresses?RED
Since 2003,what company has employed the advertising slogan “Imagination at work”?GENERAL ELECTRIC
Since 2004,the FDA has allowed the use of fly larvae,or maggots,for what medical purpose?CLEANING OUT WOUNDS
Since 2007,diminutive personality Chuy Bravo has starred as the sidekick to what late night talk show host?CHELSEA HANDLER
Since 2008,what U.S. pro sport has held an annual outdoor game at the start of the year called the “Winter Classic”?HOCKEY
Since 2008,”Mustang”,a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a blue horse,has stood beside the terminal of what city’s airport?DENVER
Since Greek times, valerian root has been used to treat what condition?INSOMNIA
Since the 1920s,what sport has held an amateur tournament known as the “Golden Gloves”?BOXING
Since the mid 1970s, singer Tom Petty has performed with what musical band?THE HEARTBREAKERS
Since the show premiered in 2002,”CSI:Miami” has used what song by The Who as its opening theme?WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN
Single Awareness Day, or SAD is often celebrated as a humorous alternative to what holiday?VALENTINE’S DAY
Sipping water through a straw is a very basic example of what scientific principle at work?SUCTION
Site of the French Open,the tennis courts of Roland Garros feature clay surfaces of what color?RED
Sixth-grader Harriet M. Welsch is the heroine of the classic children’s book “Harriet the” what?SPY
Slangily used to describe a curvaceous woman, the Yiddish word “zaftig” literally means what?JUICY
Slated to open in 2013,the Louvre Abu Dhabi, like its Paris counterpart,will be an enormous what?MUSEUM
Some of the world’s oldest paintings are France’s Lascaux cave paintings which primarily depict what?ANIMALS
Someone or something that is given up for the common good is often called the “sacrificial” what?LAMB
Someone who compliments you by saying they like “the cut of your jib” is using a phrase borrowed from what field?SAILING
Someone who fixes things using makeshift items is often jokingly compared to what popular TV character?MACGYVER
Someone who has declared his candidacy for elected office is said to be “throwing his hat” where?INTO THE RING
Someone who is being unrealistically optimistic is said to be “whistling” what song?DIXIE
Someone who is constantly at the gym is known by what unflattering name?GYM RAT
Someone who is naive or gullible is often described as having “fallen off the” what?TURNIP TRUCK
Someone who is “lily-livered” exhibits what unflattering trait?COWARDICE
Someone who performs a handspring properly will finish by landing on what part of his or her body?FEET
Someone who repeatedly tries to revive interest in a hopeless issue is said to be “beating a” what?DEAD HORSE
Someone who “views the world though rose-colored glasses” is unusually what?OPTIMISTIC
Sometimes taking human form, the “smoke monster” is a mysterious character on what TV drama?LOST
Sometimes used with historical dates, the abbreviation “B.C.E.” stands for “Before the Common” what?ERA
Song parodist Alfred Matthew Yankovic is better known by what nickname?WEIRD AL
Sort of in between two colors, rose wine by definition has what type of hue?PINKISH
Soviet Lt. General Mikhail Kalashnikov is today best remembered for inventing a widely used type of what?ASSAULT RIFLE
Specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches,the Arkansas food truck Grillenium Falcon pays homage to what film franchise?STAR WARS
Spider Spud and Optimash Prime are movie-themed updates of what classic toy?MR. POTATO HEAD
Sported by celebrities like Billy Ray Cyrus, a “soul patch” is a type of what?BEARD
Standard issue for sailors and preppies,which of these shoes was designed to be worn on boats?TOP-SIDERS
Starring Bruce Willis, the 2010 film “RED” features CIA agents who are “Extremely Dangerous” as well as what?RETIRED
Starring Jack Black, the 2010 3D comedy “Gulliver’s Travels” is a twist on whose classic tale?JONATHAN SWIFT
Starring Jeff Bridges,the 2010 film “True Grit” is a reworking of a 1969 film that won what actor his only Oscar?JOHN WAYNE
Starring Rob Lowe,the 2012 Lifetime movie “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” is about a man accused of what heinous crime?MURDERING HIS WIFE
Starting a Victorian fad diet craze,Horace “The Great Masticator” Fletcher said weight could be lost simply by doing what?CHEWING
Starting from the bottom, what is the order of colors found in traditional candy corn?YELLOW, ORANGE, WHITE
Steak tartare consists of seasoned beef served in what distinctive manner?UNCOOKED
Steffi Graf,Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport have all won Olympic gold medals in what sport?TENNIS
Stephen King’s short story “The Body” was the basis for what popular ’80s movie?STAND BY ME
Steve Martin,Chevy Chase and Martin Short don sombreros on the movie poster for what 1986 comedy?THREE AMIGOS!
Still popular today,C.M. Coolidge’s famous paintings of dogs playing poker were originally advertisements for what?CIGARS
Strike one the umpire said,” is a line from what famous poem?CASEY AT THE BAT
Struggling with health issues,what author had the habit of penciling in a daily weight record on his bathroom wall?ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Substituting basketball for battle,the musical Lysistrata Jones is an adaptation of an ancient Greek play by whom?ARISTOPHANES
Subway performer and 2010 “America’s Got Talent’ contestant Alice Tan Ridley is the talented mother of what actress?GABOUREY SIDIBE
Successful in her own right,Gayle King is perhaps most famous for her enviable position of being what?OPRAH’S BEST FRIEND
Suffered by many babies, colic is an unexplained condition characterized by long bouts of what?CRYING
Suffered by marathoners,hyponatremia is a serious medical condition that occurs if you do what?DRINK TOO MUCH WATER
Sugar magnate Henry Tate is the founder and namesake of a noted art gallery located in what city?LONDON
Suggestive of fiery rumors and exciting deals, which of these terms refers to baseball’s off-season?THE HOT STOVE LEAGUE
Sunni is the largest denomination of what religion?ISLAM
Super-bowl winning coach Jimmy Johnson made his debut on what reality TV show in 2010?SURVIVOR
Superstars in Great Britain,the celebrity couple “Posh and Becks” is one pop singer and one what?SOCCER PLAYER
Sushi-rolling mats are commonly made from which of these materials?BAMBOO
Suspense novelist Robert Ludlum created what well-known movie character?JASON BOURNE
Taken from a Greek myth about a man forced to roll a boulder uphill forever, a tough-never-ending job is called what?SISYPHEAN
Taken from Greek mythology,the term “Achilles’ heel” is synonymous with what?FATAL WEAKNESS
Taken from “Leave It To Beaver,” the label “June Cleaver” typically refers to what TV stereotype?PERFECT HOUSEWIFE
Taking advantage of Rocco DiSpirito’s skill set,a 2011 Bravo reality show is aptly titled “Rocco’s” what?DINNER PARTY
Taking its name from the “thirty-mile zone” around Hollywood, TMZ.com is devoted to what subject?CELEBRITY GOSSIP
Tattooed on Angelina Jolie’s back are the words “Know Your Rights,” the title of a 1982 song by what band?THE CLASH
Teased for it on “Saturday Night Live,”what actress appears in a series of TV ads for Activia yogurt?JAMIE LEE CURTIS
Teen superstar Miley Cyrus dances in and around a cage in her music video aptly titled “Can’t be” what?TAMED
Ten years before Lindsay Lohan faced similar charges,what actress was arrested for shoplifting from Saks in 2001?WINONA RYDER
Texan humorist Kinky Friedman once noted, “Y’all is singular. All y’all is plural.All y’all’s is” what?PLURAL POSSESSIVE
Texas humorist Kinky Friedman once noted, “Y’all is singular. All ya’all is plural. “All ya’alls is” is what?PLURAL POSSESIVE
Thanks to a ban on 100-watt incandescent light bulbs,what classic children’s toy was redesigned in 2011?EASY-BAKE OVEN
Thanks to a curious Supreme Court ruling in 1922,what’s the only pro sport with an antitrust exemption?BASEBALL
Thanks to Dwayne Wayne, what TV show helped popularize “flip-up” sunglasses in the 1980s?A DIFFERENT WORLD
Thanks to Dwayne Wayne,what TV show helped popularize “flip-up” sunglasses in the 1980s?A DIFFERENT WORLD
Thanks to its function, not flavor, rock salt is a key part of a traditional method for making homemade what?ICE CREAM
Thanks to its most common host, the bloodsucking arachnid Ixodes scapularis is more commonly known as the what?DEER TICK
Thanks to its most common host,the bloodsucking arachnid lxodes scapularis is more commonly known as the what?DEER TICK
Thanks to microorganisms that collect in their paws,many dogs’ feet have a distinctive odor known as what?FRITO FEET
Thanks to the availability of both silk and bamboo, the kite was invented in what country?CHINA
The 1-wood golf club, used to strike the ball long distances, is better known by what name?DRIVER
The 1557 mile long Ganges River flows through what country/INDIA
The 16th-century Italian scientist Gabriel Fallopius is famous for his work in what field?ANATOMY
The 1920 play “R.U.R” by the Czech writer Karel Capek is credited with introducing what technological term?ROBOT
The 1929 stock market crash occurred in what month of the year?OCTOBER
The 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast convinced listeners that what event had taken place?ALIEN INVASION
The 1954 work “Flag” was the first in a famous series of paintings by what American artist?JASPER JOHNS
The 1960 Hitchcock masterpiece “Psycho” has the odd distinction of being the first U.S. film to show what onscreen?TOILET BEING FLUSHED
The 1964 Tonkin Gulf Resolution is located for a body of water located off the coast of which of these countries?VIETNAM
The 1974 book “Alive” documents the aftermath of a plane crash in the Andes survived by teammates in what sport?RUGBY
The 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens” follows the two Edith Beales, the eccentric relatives of which First Lady?JACQUELINE KENNEDY
The 1980 Devo song “Whip It” suggests a person must “whip it” in all but which of these scenarios?WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU A GONG
The 1983 holiday film “A Christmas Story” memorably features a kitsch floor lamp in the shape of a what?WOMAN’S LEG
The 1986 movie “Sid and Nancy” chronicles a brief period in the life of a musician from what rock band?THE SEX PISTOLS
The 1986 Tom Cruise movie “The Color of Money” centers around what high-stakes game?POOL
The 1986 “Weird Al ” Yankovic song “Addicted to Spuds” parodies a hit tune by what pop singer?ROBERT PALMER
The 1990 film that made Julia Roberts a superstar takes its name from the title of what Roy Orbison song?OH,PRETTY WOMAN
The 1998 animated movie “The Prince of Egypt” tells the story of which of these biblical figures?MOSES
The 2002 film “Windtalkers” details the true story of how U.S. soldiers used what language as a code during World War II?NAVAJO
The 2002 music video for The White Stripes’ “Fell in Love With a Girl” solely features what toys?LEGOS
The 2002 of TV’s “Celebrity Boxing” famously featured a bout between Tonya Harding and what infamous person?PAULA JONES
The 2006 movie “Dreamgirls” stars what pop singer as Deena Jones,the leader of a 1960s soul trio?BEYONCE
The 2007 finance book “Grande Expectations,” chronicles what U.S. company’s stock prices?STARBUCKS
The 2008 autobiography “Audition” chronicles the storied career of what female journalist?BARBARA WALTERS
The 2008 bestseller “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” features a title character who is what?MUTE
The 2008 book “The Encyclopedia Shatnerica” is about an actor who starred in what classic TV show?STAR TREK
The 2009 animated film “Fantastic Mr.Fox” is based on a 1970 children’s book by whom?ROALD DAHL
The 2009 bestseller “The Accidental Billionaires”is an account of what Web company’s founding?FACEBOOK
The 2009 documentary “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector” examines the downfall of a famous what?MUSIC PRODUCER
The 2010 Ben & Jerry’s flavor “Hannah Teter’s Maple Blondie” honors an Olympic medalist in what sport?SNOWBOARDING
The 2010 Bravo Series “Bethenny Getting Married” is a spin-off of what “Real Housewives” edition?NEW YORK CITY
The 2010 comedy “Vampires Suck” is a movie spoof that pokes fun at which of these film franchises?TWILIGHT
The 2010 documentary “4192:The Crowning of the Hit King” examines the career of what legendary athlete?PETE ROSE
The 2010 documentary “The Tillman Story” explores the death of a U.S. soldier who gave up a career in what?PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL
The 2010 documentary “When You’re Strange” features unseen footage of what classic rock band?THE DOORS
The 2010 headline “Chaz is the Man” refers to the recent major life change of what pop diva’s eldest child?CHER
The 2010 memoir “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch” was written by an actress who played what bratty TV character?NELLIE OLESON
The 2010 movie “The Social Network” tells the real-life story of the young founders of what wildly popular website?FACEBOOK
The 2010 “Under the Boardwalk” documentary tracks the evolution and popularity of which classic board game?MONOPOLY
The 2011 book “Rawhide Down” details the attempted assasination of which U.S. president?RONALD REAGAN
The 2011 film “Conan the Barbarian” reintroduces a character first made famous by what action star in 1982?ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
The 2011 film “The Descendants” features George Clooney as the head of an old family in what exotic location?HAWAII
The 2011 reality show “La La’s Full Court Life” follows the former VJ and her marriage to what NBA player?CARMELO ANTHONY
The 2012 TV show “Smash” features a TV actor playing a Broadway actor playing what famous movie actor?MARILYN MONROE
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will mark the first time women will be able to compete in which of these disciplines?SKI JUMPING
The 70s sitcom “Good Times” centers on a family with what last name?EVANS
The A&E Web series “Hammertime” centers on the life and family of a musician best known for what ’90s megahit?U CAN’T TOUCH THIS
The ab exercise that involves lying facedown and extending the arms forward over the head is aptly called what?THE SUPERMAN
The ABC series that features jilted contestants from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” has what title?BACHELOR PAD
The actor who played Capt. James T. Kirk on TV’s “Star Trek” also played which of these TV cops?T.J. HOOKER
The addictive jingle “I want my baby back” refers to what Chilli’s Grill & Bar dish?RIBS
The adrenal,thyroid and pituitary glands are important components of what bodily system?ENDOCRINE
The American Dialect Society’s 2006 Word of the Year “to pluto” something means to do what to it?DEVALUE IT
The American Film Institute lists what movie’s “Juror #8” as one of the top fifty movie heroes of all time?12 ANGRY MEN
The American Heart Association says the average adult heart pumps about how much blood each day?2000 GALLONS
The ampersand symbol,used to mean “and,” was designed to look like what two letters combined?E AND T
The animated spokesbird Sonny often spouts the catchphrase “I’m cuckoo for” what?COCOA PUFFS
The animated TV series “The Flintstones” was based on what earlier TV series?THE HONEYMOONERS
The anise-flavored liqueur ouzo is a traditional drink of what country?GREECE
The annual World Ice Art Championship in Fairbanks,Alaska is primarily a competition in what artistic discipline?SCULPTING
The anterior fontanelle usually knows as “the soft spot”is located where on a newborn baby?TOP OF THE HEAD
The April 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan sold over 1.5 million copies, thanks to a nude centerfold of whom?Burt Reynolds
The aptly named town of Thermopolis,Wyoming boasts that it is home to the world’s largest what?MINERAL HOT SPRING
The aptly titled comic strip “B.C.” primarily features what people as its main characters?CAVEMEN
The aptly titled memoir “Many Unhappy Returns” was written by a former commissioner of what agency?IRS
The art of trimming shrubs and trees into sculpture-like shapes is known as what?TOPIARY
The artist Selena won multiple awards for her performances in which genre of music?TEJANO
The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand is widely considered the event that triggered what war?WORLD WAR I
The Australian flag features what country’s flag in its upper left-hand corner?UNITED KINGDOM
The author of the 2010 bestseller “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” also has which of these jobs?TALK SHOW HOST
The award-winning British TV drama “Downton Abbey” begins in the year 1912,with news of what historic event?SINKING OF THE TITANIC
The award-winning British TV drama “Downtown Abbey” begins in the year 1912,with news of what historic event?SINKING OF THE TITANIC
The band Pink Floyd is known for augmenting its concerts with a giant inflatable replica of what animal?PIG
The birthplace of actress Portia de Rossi, Geelong is a port city located where?AUSTRALIA
The border of a standard U.S. Social Security card is what color?BLUE
The bounty hunger Dwayne Chapman, star of an A & E reality series, is better known by what nickname?DOG
The bounty hunter Duane Chapman, star of an A&E reality series, is better known by what nickname?DOG
The brainy video game “Portal 2” utilizes the conservation of momentum and other principles from what field of study?PHYSICS
The brand Seven for All Mankind is best known for its high-end brand of what?JEANS
The Bravo series “Bethenney Getting Married?” and “Bethenney Ever After” feature a cast member of what “Real Housewife” edition?NEW YORK CITY
The Broadway musical “American Idiot” is a stage adaptation of a popular album by what band?GREEN DAY
The Broadway musical “Spamalot” is a stage adaptation of what classic movie comedy?MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL
The cable series “American Chopper” features a father and son who specialize in what?CUSTOMIZING MOTORCYCLES
The caduceus, a staff entwined with two serpents, is the symbol for what profession?MEDICINE
The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse,the tallest in the nation,lights up the coast of what U.S. state?NORTH CAROLINA
The capital letter-heavy album “NKOTBSB” features 5 hits from New Kids On The Block and what other band?BACKSTREET BOYS
The card game canasta shares its name with a Spanish word meaning what?BASKET
The Caribbean’s Virgin Islands are divided between the U.S. and what European country?UNITED KINGDOM
The catastrophic 2010 BP oil spill resulted from the explosion of an offshore drilling rig with what name?DEEPWATER HORIZON
The catchphrase “to boldly go where no man has gone before” features what grammatical problem?SPLIT INFINITIVE
The center of the human body is found at which of these body parts?BELLY BUTTON
The championship thoroughbred horse Zenyatta takes its name from the title of what ’80s band’s third album?THE POLICE
The chant “Donna Martin graduates” will resonate with fans of what ’90s TV show?BEVERLY HILLS,90210
The Chinook salmon is the official state fish of what two U.S. states?ALASKA AND OREGON
The chorus of the song “Home on the Range” mentions what pair of playful animals?DEER AND ANTELOPE
The city of Karachi is located in what country?PAKISTAN
The city’s tallest building until 2007,One Liberty Place is a 61-story skyscraper located where?PHILADELPHIA
The Clara Barton National Historic Site was both her home and an early headquarters for what organization?AMERICAN RED CROSS
The classic 1969 movie “Easy Rider” features two men riding cross-country by what?MOTORCYCLE
The classic ads for the drugstore brand Nair stirred scantilly-clad women chanting “We wear” what?SHORT SHORTS
The classic Burberry check is a famous plaid pattern that features all but which of these colors?EMERALD
The classic game show “Press Your Luck” features an array of greedy,animated gremlins known as what?WHAMMIES
The classic jingle for Toys R Us begins with the line “I don’t want to” do what?GROW UP
The classic sitcom “Seinfeld” is often referred to as “a show about” what?NOTHING
The classic song “Chattanooga Choo Choo” immortalized a train station located in what Southern state?TENNESSEE
The classic song “Chattanooga Choo Choo” immortalized a train station located in what Southern state?TENNESSEE
The classic TV series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was filmed at the WQED studios located in what U.S. city?PITTSBURGH
The co-founder of Caterpillar Inc. was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work on what?TRACTORS
The coldest NFL game in history, the 1967 championship Ice Bowl was played where?LAMBEAU FIELD
The combined populations of China and India make up approximately what percentage of the world’s total?35 PERCENT
The comic book superhero Wonder Woman is best known for traveling how?IN AN INVISIBLE PLANE
The concert films “Delirious” and “Raw” feature memorable stand-up comedy routines by whom?EDDIE MURPHY
The Congress member who officially assists a majority or minority leader has what violent-sounding title?WHIP
The Conquistadors were 16th-century New World adventurers native to what European country?SPAIN
The controversial 1915 movie “The Birth of a Nation” depicts what historical event?CIVIL WAR
The copying method that gave rise to Xeroxes,”xerography” derives its name from Greek words meaning what?DRY WRITING
The country name “Argentina” derives from the Latin word for what chemical element?SILVER
The cover of what band’s debut album appropriately features a picture of the ill-fated Hindenburg?LED ZEPPELIN
The cover of what band’s debut album appropriately features a picture of the ill-fated Hindenburg?LED ZEPPELIN
The cry “eureka!” comes from a Greek word meaning “I have” what?FOUND IT
The dandelion gets its name from the corruption of the French phrase meaning “lion’s” what?TOOTH
The dapper board game mascot Mr. Monopoly typically sports all but which of the following?MONACLE
The Darien Gap,the only break in the highway system that runs from Alaska to Chile,lies between what two countries?PANAMA AND COLOMBIA
The dating site ScientificMatch.com differs from other sites because it makes matches with the aid of what?DNA ANALYSIS
The deliciously wicked TV drama “Revenge” is set among the wealthy elite of what seaside town?THE HAMPTONS
The dinar is the official currency of several countries in what region of the world?MIDDLE EAST
The director of what 2010 film has said in interviews that he often gets asked, “Does the top ever stop spinning?”INCEPTION
The double bass is a low-pitched member of what musical instrument family?STRING
The drink known as “Bloody Mary” shares its name with the nickname of what famous woman?MARY TUDOR
The drug morphine is named after Morpheus,the Roman god of what?DREAMS
The Dutch painter Vermeer is perhaps most famous for his portrait called “Girl with a” what?PEARL EARRING
The Earth’s equator passed through all but which of these oceans?ARCTIC
The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution prohibits any punishments that are “cruel or” what?UNUSUAL
The Enlightenment was an 18th century movement also commonly known as the “Age of ” what?REASON
The ensemble cast of the 2010 comedy “Grown Ups” reunites all but which of these fellow SNL alums?KEVIN NEALON
The ensemble cast of the 2010 comedy “Grown-ups” reunites all but which of these SNL alums?KEVIN NEALON
The Euphrates river runs through which of these countries?IRAQ
The expression “I’ll be a monkey’s uncle” was popularized by skeptics of what scientist’s theories?CHARLES DARWIN
The expression “Perfect Storm” is widely believed to have been coined by what bestselling author?SEBASTIAN JUNGER
The expression “top brass” originally referred to the decorative gold braids worn by whom?MILITARY OFFICERS
The family drama “7th heaven” launched the acting career of which of these Hollywood starlets?JESSICA BIEL
The family drama “7th Heaven” launched the acting career of which of these Hollywood stars?JESSICA BIEL
The famous Lincoln-Douglas debates took place in 1858 between two men running for what office?U.S. SENATOR
The famous line “Et tu,Brute?” is most likely to be used to accuse someone of being a what?TRAITOR
The famous logo of Playboy Magazine depicts the stylized head of a rabbit wearing what?BOW TIE
The famous presidential declaration “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” was in response to what crisis?THE GREAT DEPRESSION
The famous train robber Butch Cassidy headed up a loosely organized group of outlaws known as what?THE WILD BUNCH
The famous unsolved murder of actress Elizabeth Short inspired what 1987 James Ellroy novel?THE BLACK DAHLIA
The famous ’80s quote “Mr.Gorbachev,tear down this wall” referred to a wall in what country?GERMANY
The famous “Warren Commission” was created in order to investigate what American crisis?THE JFK ASSASSINATION
The fantastical lands of Gondor,Mordor,and the Shire feature prominently in what author’s fiction?J.R.R. TOLKIEN
The Federal Pell Grant Program is a financial program that provides government money to fund what?COLLEGE EDUCATION
The feel-good adjective “Cabraesque” is derived from the last name of a famous what?MOVIE DIRECTOR
The female star of the 2010 movie “Date Night” is also the star of what TV show?30 ROCK
The first Chinese NBA all-star ever,Yao Ming retired in 2011 after spending eight seasons with what team?HOUSTON ROCKETS
The first female to receive the honor, Kathryn Bigelow received a Best Director Oscar in 2010 for what film?THE HURT LOCKER
The first jersey ever retired in MLB history,the uniform number 4 belonged to what Yankees legend?LOU GEHRIG
The first jigsaw puzzles were developed in 18th-century England as a tool for teaching what subject?GEOGRAPHY
The first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize, “Of Thee I Sing” takes its title from a lyric in what patriotic song?MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE
The first thirteen games of the ancient Olympics featured what sole event?FOOTRACE
The first U.S. presidential election in which Barack Obama was eligible to vote was won by whom?RONALD REAGAN
The first word of the national anthem of the U.S., “O say, can you see,” is what part of speech?INTERJECTION
The five interlocking rings on the Olympic flag are representative of what?CONTINENTS
The Flemings and the Walloons are the two predominant cultural groups of what country?BELGIUM
The fortune-telling die inside the Magic 8-ball toy is an icosahedron,meaning it has how many sides?20
The French Open is played on tennis courts with what surface?CLAY
The French phrase “fin de siecle” would most likely refer to the events occurring in which of these years?1899
The French phrase “Tous pour un, un pour tous” is the motto of what legendary fictional group?THE THREE MUSKETEERS
The full title of the R.E.M. song “It’s The End of the World As We Know It” contains what parenthetical phrase?(AND I FEEL FINE)
The game of Scrabble contains only one tile of each of the following rarely used letters,except for which?Y *CORRECT*
The game Uno has rules similar to what children’s card game?CRAZY EIGHTS
The German company Wusthof is primarily known as a maker of high-end what?KITCHEN KNIVES
The Golden Gate Bridge is painted a distinctive cover officially known as “international” what?ORANGE
The gossip Web site wwtdd.com or “What Would Tyler Durden Do?” references a character from what film?FIGHT CLUB
The gossip Web site wwtdd.com,or “What Would Tyler Durden Do?,” references a character from what film?FIGHT CLUB
The government agency known informally as the “VA” primarily serves people who have done what?SERVED IN THE MILITARY
The government-sponsored company known as Fannie Mae specializes in helping people do what?BUY HOMES
The Grammy-winning soundtrack to “O brother, where art thou?” features the music of what genre?BLUEGRASS
The Great Expectations boat ride is an attraction at a British theme park inspired by whom?CHARLES DICKENS
The Greek mythical sea creature hippocampus lends its name to what animal’s scientific genus?SEAHORSE
The hammer,anvil and stirrup are common names for the three bones located in what part of the body?EAR
The hat dance is a popular folk dance of what country?MEXICO
The head chef of a restaurant is often assisted by a person with what title?SOUS-CHEF
The high school dance known as “prom” is actually short for what word?PROMENADE
The History Channel’s docu-series “Swamp People” follows the day-to-day lives of alligator hunters in what U.S. state?LOUISIANA
The holiday classics “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Santa Baby” were first recorded in what decade?1950’S *CORRECT*
The house in the background of the painting “American Gothic” stood in the artist’s home state of what?IOWA
The husband and wife duo of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg made headlines in the 1950s as what?SOVIET SPIES
The iconic logo for Paramount Pictures features the summit of a mountain encircled by 22 what?SNOWFLAKES
The iconic phrase “The Eagle has landed” is forever linked to what historic event?FIRST MOON LANDING
The iconic picture of Bruce Spingsteen’s butt that appears on his “Born In The U.S.A.” album was taken by whom?ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
The iconic Umbrella Girl who appears on the Morton Salt label wears what color dress?YELLOW
The iconic “Fail Whale”image sometimes appears during periods of high traffic on what popular Internet site?TWITTER
The idea of mise en place,meaning “everything in place,” is of utmost importance to what type of professionals?CHEFS
The idea that tiny actions can lead to big,unexpected effects far away is popularly known as what?THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
The impolite act of leaving a social gathering without telling your friends is slangily known as a what?IRISH GOODBYE
The infamous 1994 court case of Liebeck v. McDonald’s was fought over the temperature of what menu item?COFFEE
The infamous general Napoleon is mentioned in the opening line of what ABBA song?WATERLOO
The infamous “Rat Pack” originated in the ’50s as a circle of what famous actor’s friends?HUMPHREY BOGART
The inspiration for the trademarked term “Botox,” Botulinum toxin is commonly used to treat what?MUSCLE SPASMS
The interior of a fiber-optic cable is usually made out of what substance?GLASS
The interjection “ahem” is meant to imitate the sound a person makes while doing what?CLEARING HIS THROAT
The international runaway bestseller “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” takes place in what country?SWEDEN
The interrobang is a fabricated punctuation mark that combines an exclamation point with a what?QUESTION MARK
The island nation of St Kitts and Nevis is located in what body of water?CARIBBEAN SEA
The Italian dish carpaccio is traditionally made from thin slices of what?RAW BEEF
The Italian word “piazza” means what?OPEN SQUARE
The jazz style known as Dixieland originated in the early 20th century in what Southern city?NEW ORLEANS
The Jewish holiday Passover celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from where?EGYPT
The Kathy Bates quip “Every time an Oscar is given out,an agent gets his wings” plays on a famous line from what film?IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
The Labrador Retriever is a dog breed named after an Eastern region of what country?CANADA
The lambada is a spirited ballroom dance originating in what country?BRAZIL
The landmark Supreme Court decision that made interracial marriage legal in the U.S. has what apt name?LOVING V.VIRGINIA
The largest of the all parrots, the hyacinth macaw’s plumage is what distinctive color?DEEP BLUE
The largest population of manatees in the U.S. lives primarily in the coastal waters of what state?FLORIDA
The Latin abbreviation “cf” is typically used to mean what?COMPARE
The Latin phrase “mea culpa” is closest in meaning to which of these modern slang phrases?MY BAD
The legendary Heisman trophy features a helmeted player in what distinctive pose?GIVING A STIFF_ARM
The letter “S” is directly printed on individual pieces of what brand of candy?SKITTLES
The letters in the ubiquitous delivery service UPS stand for “United” what?PARCEL SERVICE
The Lhasa apso is a dog originally bred to guard temples and monasteries in what part of the world?TIBET
The Lido deck on a cruise ship takes its name from a historic seaside resort area in what city?VENICE,ITALY
The life of Maureen Marder,a construction worker and exotic dancer,inspired what ’80s movie?FLASHDANCE
The logo for the Goodyear tire company features the winged foot of what Roman god?MERCURY
The logo of the Shell oil company is a stylized image of what kind of shell?SCALLOP
The long-running CBS drama “NCIS” is a spin-off of what other long-running TV series?JAG
The long-time running prime time soap “Knots Landing” was a spin-off of what other long-time soap?DALLAS
The longtime spokesman for Motel 6,Tom Bodett ad-libbed the famous slogan, “We’ll” do what “for you”?LEAVE THE LIGHT ON
The lowest possible temperature, 0 Kelvin is commonly known as what?ABSOLUTE ZERO
The lyrics of the rock song “White Rabbit” make several references to what author’s children’s book?LEWIS CARROLL
The magazine “Decanter” promotes itself as the “bible” for collectors and connoisseurs of what?WINE
The manipulative killer in the “Saw” series of horror movies is known by what nickname?JIGSAW
The members of the European Union that collectively use the euro are often referred to collectively as the what?EUROZONE
The members of the ’70s pop group ABBA collectively have as many legs as which of these animals?SPIDER
The military vehicle known as the Humvee first saw U.S. combat action in 1989 in what foreign country?PANAMA
The minute hand of a clock points to the number 3 at which of these times?21:15:00
The monthly magazine “Cuesport” is primarily targeted toward enthusiasts of what game?POOL
The moon is roughly how far from the Earth?240,000 MILES
The mortarboard hat seen at graduations shares its name with a tool used by which of these craftsmen?STONEMASON
The Mossad is the secret intelligence service of what country?ISRAEL
The movie poster for what Best Picture winner features a man sitting alone on a park bench?FORREST GUMP
The movie “Steel Magnolias” is often credited with a surge in popularity of what type of cake,popular in the South?RED VELVET CAKE
The movies “Spider-Man” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” both feature what cinematic cliche?KISS IN THE RAIN
The MTV reality show “The Challenge” began as a combination of “The Real World” and what other show?ROAD RULES
The murder trials of Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan inspired what Best Picture winner?CHICAGO
The musical acts that compete on NBC’s reality show “The Sing-Off” all have what defining characteristic?A CAPELLA
The musical duo Sugarland are chart-topping artists in what musical genre?COUNTRY
The musical scores of the “Charlie Brown” animated TV series notably feature what genre of music?JAZZ
The musical “Camelot,” which debuted on Broadway in 1960,features what legendary figure as the lead role?KING ARTHUR
The musical “Million Dollar Quartet” depicts a legendary 1956 jam session by all but which of these artists?ROY ORBISON
The musical “West Side Story” is based on what Shakespearean tragedy?ROMEO AND JULIET
The name for a food item popular in China, “bok choy” literally means what?WHITE VEGETABLE
The name of a famous grocery brand, “Spam” is a combination of “ham” and what word?SPICED
The name of a popular menu item at Taco Bell, “gordita” is a Spanish word that literally means what?FATTY
The name of a song from the popular musical “The Sound of Music,” edelweiss is a type of what?FLOWER
The name of a type of Asian dumpling, “won ton” is Chinese for what two words?CLOUD, SWALLOW
The name of Louisiana’s state capital,Baton Rouge,is a French phrase meaning what?RED STICK
The name of Oregon’s capital city can be found embedded within the name of which of these world cities?JERUSALEM
The name of the holiday Kwanzaa comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which means what?FIRST FRUITS
The name of the Italian opera house La Scala means what in English?THE STAIRCASE
The name of the restaurant chain Au Bon Pain is a French expression meaning “place of good” what?BREAD
The name of what basic component in nature is derived from a Greek term meaning “indivisible”?ATOM
The name of what headgear is derived from an old Persian term meaning “to tie”?TURBAN
The national program of medicare was established during the term of what U.S. president?LYNDON B. JOHNSON
The nautical term “starboard” refers to what part of the ship?RIGHT SIDE
The NBA’S Philadelphia 76ers are named for the year what historic document was signed?DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
The newspaper term “Op-Ed” means what?OPPOSITE THE EDITORIAL PAGE
The nickname “Fergie” is shared by both a hip-hop star and a famous ex-royal who holds what title?DUCHESS OF YORK
The Nile Basin constitutes roughly 10% of the total area of what world continent?AFRICA
The Notable Names Database,or nndb.com,lists what historic woman’s job experience as “Cake proponent”?MARIE ANTOINETTE
The numbered spaces on a standard roulette wheel fittingly add up to what sinful number?666
The Obama administration often points out that Warren Buffet pays a lower tax rate than Debbie Bosanek,his what?SECRETARY
The Obama girls attend Sidwell Friends, a D.C. school founded by a member of what religious group?QUAKER
The official cocktail of the annual Preakness Stakes horse race shares its name with what flower?BLACK-EYED SUSAN
The official flag of the European Union features a ring of twelve gold stars on a field of what color?BLUE
The official logo for the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. features a picture of what?GIRLS’ SILHOUETTED FACES
The official slogan of the United States Blind Golf Association is “You Don’t Have To See It To” what?TEE IT
The old farming adage “knee high by the fourth of July” usually refers to the approximate height of what crop?CORN
The OPEC Oil cartel includes member nations from all but which of these continents?EUROPE
The Oregon state flag features an emblem on the front and image of what animal on the back?BEAVER
The original cover art of the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” features all but which of the following?A TOAD
The original “Lost in Space” TV series,which debuted in 1965,is set in what “futuristic” year?1997 *CORRECT*
The Oscar-winning film “No Country for Old Men” was adapted from a novel by what author?CORMAC MCCARTHY
The outlaw Robert Ford is remembered as a “coward” for doing what to his gang leader Jesse James?SHOOTING HIM IN THE BACK
The Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot is located in what state?SOUTH CAROLINA
The philosophical issue of “determinism” is devoted to questioning whether humans are born with what?FREE WILL
The phrase “Dawn of a new era” includes the names of two popular brands of what?CLEANING PRODUCTS
The phrase “get out of Dodge” is commonly believed to refer to a city in what U.S. state?KANSAS
The phrase “going against the grain” originally referred to a more difficult method of doing what?CUTTING WOOD
The phrase “long in the tooth” comes from what animal’s tendency to have receding gums as it ages?HORSE
The phrase “Pike’s Peak or Bust!” was a popular slogan for settlers who moved to Colorado looking for what?GOLD
The phrase “Quality is Our Recipe” is part of the logo of what fast-food chain?KFC
The plots of the 2010 romantic comedies “The Back-Up Plan” and “The Switch” both revolve around what medical procedure?ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
The Polar Rim section of the San Diego Zoo houses an exhibit featuring which of these animals?REINDEER
The polemonium plant derives its common nickname from a Biblical story about a “ladder” seen by whom?JACOB
The pop singer Fergie has what lesser-known first name?STACY
The popular burrito chain Chipotle is named after a type of what?PEPPER
The popular drink known as an “Arnold Palmer” is typically made with equal parts iced tea and what?LEMONADE
The popular lunch meat baloney,sometimes spelled bologna,takes its name from a city in what country?ITALY
The popular slang term “nom,” which refers to eating something yummy, derives from what Sesame Street character?COOKIE MONSTER
The popular video game “Grand Theft Auto IV” is set in what fictional metropolis?LIBERTY CITY
The popular Web show “Easy to Assemble” is appropriately set at what distinctive retail spot?IKEA
The popular web show “Easy to Assemble” is appropriately set at what distinctive retail spot?IKEA
The position of “long snapper” plays a key,if understated role in which of these team sports?FOOTBALL
The practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities is known as what?BUSKING
The practice of tightly wrapping an infant with blankets to prevent the movement of limbs is known as what?SWADDLING
The prestigious Juno Award is the Canadian equivalent of what American honor?GRAMMY
The prevailing shrub of the Great Basin Desert, sagebrush is the official flower of what U.S. state?NEVADA
The product of two negative numbers is always what?A POSITIVE NUMBER
The punny 1966 Time Magazine headline “Truman’s Compote” combines an author’s name and a type of what?DESSERT
The punny 1966 Time Magazine headline “Truman’s Compote” combines an author’s name and a type of what?DESSERT
The Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” mentions which of these great thinkers in its lyrics?GALILEO
The real-life town of Hameln,Germany,is famous as the site of a folk tale starring what legendary figure?PIED PIPER
The rebellious “Beat Generation writers flourished in the U.S. during which of these decades?1950s
The recipe for eggs Benedict traditionally calls for what type of meat?HAM
The Red Cross estimates that how much blood is collected during a typical donation?1 PINT
The reflective surface of a CD usually consists of an extremely thin layer of what metal?ALUMINUM
The result of strong solar flares that scientists fear could destroy power grids,an “EMP” is a what?ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE
The retailer Burberry is known for accenting its garments with tan,black,white and red in what trademark pattern?PLAID
The romantic comedy “Sleepless In Seattle” ends with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks finally meeting atop what landmark?EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
The Rosetta stone is a famous ancient artifact that features writing in Egyptian and what other language?GREEK
The ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii are located in what country?ITALY
The Salton Sea is a large salt lake located in what U.S. state?CALIFORNIA
The sartorius,the longest muscle in the human body,is located where?THIGH
The Scoville scale, used to measure the “zing” of chili peppers, rates which of these peppers the hottest?HABENERO
THE SEC is a government agency that was established in response to what national event?1929 STOCK MARKET CRASH
The second half of each episode of TV’s “Law & Order” focuses on the efforts of what professionals?DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
The Secret Service reportedly refer to Malia and Sasha Obama by what code names?RADIANCE & ROSEBUD
The section of New York’s Central Park known as “Strawberry Fields” memorializes a member of what iconic band?THE BEATLES
The series finale of “The Sopranos” ended with Tony engaging in what decidedly un-mob-like activity?EATING ONION RINGS
The Showtime series “Episodes” stars what “Friends” star as a lightly fictionalized version of themselves?MATT LEBLANC
The Silver Bullet Band is the longtime backing band of what popular musician?BOB SEGER
The Sinai Peninsula is a triangular piece of land that connects what two continents together?ASIA AND AFRICA
The sinking of the Lusitania ocean liner hastened the U.S.’s entry into what war?WORLD WAR I
The site of a 1969 political scandal, Chappaquiddick Island connects to what larger island?MARTHA”S VINEYARD
The site of a big loss for Colonel Cluster,Wyoming’s Little Bighorn is which of the following?A RIVER
The site of a famous 1839 slave mutiny,the 19th-century ship La Amistad has a name that means what in Spanish?FRIENDSHIP
The site of the Wright Brothers historic first flight,Kitty Hawk is located in what U.S. state?NORTH CAROLINA
The sketch comedy series “Portlandia” pokes fun at hipsters residing in what state’s most populous city?OREGON
The slang term “El Lay” phonetically spells out the abbreviation for what state’s most populated city?CALIFORNIA
The slogan “This machine kills fascists” often appeared on the guitars of what musician?WOODY GUTHRIE
The slogan “Untouched by Man” is used to advertise which of these grocery store products?FIJI WATER
The slogan, “Liberte,Egalite,Fraternite” appears on euro coins minted in what country?FRANCE
The snail Bufonaria borisbeckeri was named by a German researcher in honor of a champion in what sport?TENNIS
The son of a jazz promoter,Billy Crystal was taken to his first movie by what legendary singer?BILLIE HOLIDAY
The song “Do-Re-Mi” in “The Sound of Music” teaches us that all but which of the following are music syllables?LO
The song “Over The River and Through The Woods” was originally an 1844 poem about what holiday?THANKSGIVING
The sounds of what London landmark were first broadcast over BBC radio on New Year’s Eve to ring in 1924?BIG BEN
The Spanish warning “Esta caliente” often appears on which of these containers?COFFEE CUP
The Spanish-American War began in 1898 as an intervention by the United States on behalf of what country?CUBA
The square dance move “do-si-do” is derived from the French phrase “dos-a-dos,” which translates to what?BACK-TO-BACK
The star of her own cable TV reality series, Rachel Zoe is best known for her work as a celebrity what?FASHION STYLIST
The state whose name comes first alphabetically is located where in the U.S.?DEEP SOUTH
The storied fugitive known as D.B. Cooper famously eluded capture in 1971 by doing what?JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE
The Strait of Magellan runs primarily through which of these countries?CHILE
The style of American architecture based on building designs popular during the Revolutionary War is called what?COLONIAL REVIVAL
The style of pickup truck known as a “dually” gets its name from having twice the standard number of what?REAR WHEELS
The subject of a famous Revolutionary War poem, the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired in what U.S. state?MASSACHUSETTS
The subject of a much-publicized hoax in 2009, 6-year old Falcon Heene was better known in the media as what?BALLOON BOY
The Sundance Film Festival is held every January in what U.S. state?UTAH
The T-Birds,the Pink Ladies,and the Scorpions are all high school cliques in what movie musical?GREASE
The tabloid term “Brangelina,” which combines two names into one,is an example of what kind of word?PORTMANTEAU
The talking dog in the 2011 TV series “Wilfred” won comparisons to the imaginary animal in what Jimmy Stewart film?HARVEY
The Tasman Sea is part of what ocean?PACIFIC
The Tea Party movement takes its name from a famous historical event that took place in what city?BOSTON
The teenage drama “Gossip Girl” is partly set at a fictional New York City prep school called what?CONSTANCE BILLIARD SCHOOL
The term French paradox refers to the fact that, despite a high-fat diet, the French are relatively what?SLENDER
The term “ad lib” comes from the Latin phrase “ad libitum,” which roughly means what?AT ONE’S PLEASURE
The term “banana republic” originally referred to small,politically unstable countries in what part of the world?CENTRAL AMERICA
The term “bootleg” comes from an old habit of smugglers hiding what in their boots?ALCOHOL
The term “carbon footprint” refers primarily to the impact of a person’s lifestyle on the what?ENVIRONMENT
The term “head honcho” is derived in part from the Japanese word “hancho,” which roughly translates as what?GROUP LEADER
The term “lower forth-eight” is commonly used to refer to the U.S. minus what two states?ALASKA AND HAWAII
The term “melting pot” is often used to refer to the fact that the U.S. is very what?CULTURALLY DIVERSE
The term “paparazzi” comes from the name of an aggressive photographer in what movie?LA DOLCE VITA
The term “Polyanna” refers to a person who is excessively what?CHEERFUL
The term “provenance” is used in the art world to refer to a painting’s what?OWNERSHIP HISTORY
The term “slush fund” was originally used by sailors to refer to the side money they made selling what?ANIMAL FAT
The term “spam” for junk e-mail is derived from a well-known sketch on what comedy show?MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS
The term “Tin Pan Alley” originally referred to a New York City district famously associated with what industry?SONGWRITING
The theme song for what popular cartoon features the line “robots in disguise”?TRANSFORMERS
The theme song for “The Young and Restless,” “Nadia’s Theme” is named for a famous female what?GYMNAST
The theme song to what ’80s sitcom begins with the memorable line, “Streaks on the china never mattered before”?MR. BELVEDERE
The theme song “Eye of the Tiger” is featured in the third installment of what movie franchise?ROCKY
The tick bites that cause Lyme disease typically form a reddish rash with what distinctive shape?BULL’S-EYE
The title of a 1955 Marilyn Monroe film suggests that spouses “itch” to stray after how many years of marriage?SEVEN
The title of a famous show tune from the 1949 musical “South Pacific,” “Bali Ha’i” is a what?ISLAND
The title of a popular online game sold by Zynga invites players to form “Words With” what?FRIENDS
The title of Stephen Covey’s 1989 self-help book claims that “Highly Effective People” have how many “habits”?SEVEN
The title of the 1927 novel “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” refers to a mountain range in what country/MEXICO
The title of the 2011 film “Super 8” refers to a largely outdated type of what?FILM STOCK
The title of the classic novel “Wuthering Heights” refers to what place?FAMILY ESTATE
The title of the TV series “Friends” refers to a group of how many total friends?6
The title “maitre d” is from a longer phrase that features what well-known French word?HOTEL
The TLC reality series “Sister Wives” has been described as a real-life version of what cable drama series?BIG LOVE
The town of Riverside, Iowa claims to be the “future birthplace” of what fictional character?CAPTAIN JAMES KIRK
The Toyota models Camry,Corolla and Corona all get their names from Latin or Japanese words that mean what?CROWN
The tradition known as “Carburetion Day” takes place every year on the Friday before what sporting event?INDIANAPOLIS 500
The tradition of indoor Christmas tree decorating began in the 16th century in what country?GERMANY
The traditional Chinese game of mah-jongg is played using what kind of game pieces?TILES
The trendy Master Cleanse diet involves drinking a concoction made with all but which of these ingredients?GINGER
The triangular orange logo on Elmer’s glue labels features the head of Elmer,who is what kind of “spokesanimal”?BULL
The trophy for the annual Teen Choice Awards consists of a full-size, usable what?SURFBOARD
The TV series “Ugly Betty” is set at the offices of what fictional “Vogue-like” magazine?MODE
The TV shows “Glee,” and “Freaks and Geeks” are both set at high schools named after which U.S. President?WILLIAM MCKINLEY
The TV shows “Glee” and “Freaks and Geeks” are both set at high schools named after what U.S. president?WILLIAM MCKINLEY
The two countries in the world whose names come last alphabetically are both located where?SOUTHERN AFRICA
The U.S. Constitution begins “We the People of the United States,in order to form a more perfect” what?UNION
The U.S. government issues federal Stafford loans to help borrowers pay for what?EDUCATION
The U.S. icon “Uncle Sam” was based on Samuel Wilson, who, during the War of 1812, was a what?MEAT INSPECTOR
The U.S. Marine Corps motto is often shortened to Semper Fi, a phrase in which “Fi” is short for what?FIDELIS
The U.S. tested its first atomic bomb in 1945 near what location?ALAMAGORDO, NM
The unconventional women of America’s Jazz Age are commonly known by what nickname?FLAPPERS
The unique sound of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine idling is commonly described by what food phrase?POTATO POTATO POTATO
The United Nations flag depicts a map of the world surrounded by what?OLIVE BRANCHES
The United States of America is named after a famous what?EXPLORER
The University of California,San Diego’s Geisel Library bears the real surname of what author?DR.SEUSS
The US imports the most oil from which of these countries?CANADA
The USDA uses the official terms “broiler,” “fryer,” and “roaster” to classify different types of what?CHICKENS
The USDA’s 2010 “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” urges people to eat more of all but which of these”?REFINED GRAINS
The Van Gogh Museum is a popular destination for art lovers visiting what European capital?AMSTERDAM
The VH1 reality show “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” centers on a pair of singers that are related how?BROTHER AND SISTER
The voice actor Don LaFontaine was famous for what signature phrase, often heard in movie trailers?IN A WORLD…
The war memorial for what branch of the U.S. military depicts soldiers raising a flag at Iwo Jima?MARINES
The Washington Monument was modeled after the obelisks built by what ancient empire?EGYPTIAN
The Washington Post evaluates the truthfulness of political ads by assigning a rating of between one and four what?PINOCCHIOS
The Web site IDoNowIDont.com is a marketplace for buying and selling secondhand what?ENGAGEMENT RINGS
The Web site Stubhub.com is a popular place to buy which of the following?CONCERT TICKETS
The Web site www.thefabricofourlives.com was created to support producers of what?COTTON
The wine-producing grape called Syrah in France is known by what other name in Australia?SHIRAZ
The word diaphanous is used to describe what type of clothing?SEE-THROUGH
The word for “handcuffs” is the same as the word for “wives” in what language?SPANISH
The word “aide,” used generally to refer to an assistant,is short for what longer French expression?AIDE-DE-CAMP
The word “alimony” comes from a Latin word meaning what?SUSTENANCE
The word “alligator” is derived from the Spanish term “el lagarto,” meaning what?THE LIZARD
The word “alphabet” is derived from “alpha” and “beta,” the first two letters of what alphabet?GREEK
The word “discotheque” comes from a French word meaning what?RECORD LIBRARY
The word “Draconian” comes from the name of a Greek statesman who was best known for doing what?PASSING STRICT LAWS
The word “fleabag” is commonly used to describe a seedy or run-down what?HOTEL
The word “harvest” is derived from an Old English word that referred to what season?AUTUMN
The word “pita” comes from a Greek term meaning what?BREAD
The World Barista Championship is an annual event that tests competitors’ skills in what activity?MAKING ESPRESSO DRINKS
The Yuko hair straightening treatment is often referred to by its country of origin, which is what?JAPAN
The Yum-o! organization, a nonprofit that teaches healthy eating,was founded by what bubbly TV chef?RACHAEL RAY
The zoological classification Lepidoptera consists of butterflies and what other insects?MOTHS
The “.tv” Internet address,often used for television-related websites,belongs to what country?TUVALU
The “3000 Mile Myth” refers to the debunked belief that you should do what to your car every 3000 miles?CHANGE THE OIL
The “Family Jewels” of the British monarchy are kept under armed guard at what London landmark?TOWER OF LONDON
The “fingerstache” is a popular tattoo of a stylized mustache typically inked on what finger?INDEX
The “funny bone” is thought to get its name due to its proximity to what funny-sounding bone?HUMERUS
The “Grandfather Paradox” is a problem facing those attempting to unlock which of these scientific theories?TIME TRAVEL
The “greaser” look of Shia LaBeouf’s character in “Indiana Jones 4” was modeled after Marlon Brando in what film?THE WILD ONE
The “Green Line” is a term used to describe the boundary between what two historically hostile areas?ISRAEL AND THE WEST BANK
The “heat index” is a weather indicator that takes into account air temperature and what other factor?RELATIVE HUMIDITY
The “jerk” method of preparing and cooking meat originated in what country?JAMAICA
The “O” in Irish names like “O’Neill” and “O’Casey”comes from “ua”,an Irish word meaning what?GRANDSON
The “Star Wars” films notably contain music themes for each main character,a practice known by what music term?LEITMOTIF
The “wrap dress” is the signature creation of what high-end fashion designer?DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located on the former site of the president’s Elkhorn Ranch is what U.S. state?NORTH DAKOTA
Thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin are three vitamins in a group commonly known as what?VITAMIN-B COMPLEX
Though a female turkey is called a hen,a male is known not as a rooster but as a what?TOM
Though a popular term now,”hipster” was actually coined in the 1940s to replace what jazzy term?HEPCAT
Though a silvery-white medal,what chemical element lends its name to a deep shade of blue?COBALT
Though a single issue costs $5.95, what weekly magazine was sold in its entirety in 2010 for only $1NEWSWEEK
Though airing in different decades, which of these TV shows featured the same actor as a character?FAMILY TIES & SPIN CITY
Though airing in different decades, which of these TV shows featured the same actor as a main character?FAMILY TIES AND SPIN CITY
Though critics called him a “walking dust mop,” the 2012 Westminster Best in Show went to Malachy,a 4-year-old what?PEKINGESE
Though he lives and works in Nashville,which of these country singers is a New Zealand-born Australian?KEITH URBAN
Though he now makes his home in Dallas, NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki hails from what foreign country?GERMANY
Though he often just goes by his first name,celebrity physician Dr.Drew has what surname?PINSKY
Though he still tours playing The Who classics,what former frontman owns a trout fishery in East Sussex,England?ROGER DALTREY
Though he was 21 when it all wrapped up, how old was Daniel Radcliffe when the first Harry Potter film came out?12
Though her recent work is Christian-themed, what novelist announced in 2010 she was leaving ChristianityANNE RICE
Though his successor removed them, what U.S. President was the first to install solar panels on the White House roof?JIMMY CARTER
Though human fat is typically whitish,most people also have small amounts of calorie-burning fat that is what color?BROWN
Though it applies to all of them now,the term “vermin” derives from the Latin word for which of these creatures?WORM
Though it can be traced back to the 1500s, the proverb “Tomorrow is another day” was popularized by what author?MARGARET MITCHELL
Though it didn’t feature buffalo wings as an in-flight snack,what chain restaurant once operated its own short-lived airline?HOOTERS
Though it doesn’t contain egg or cream, an “egg cream” traditionally contains which of the following?SELTZER WATER
Though it is often quoted,the line “Elementary,my dear Watson” never actually appears in the works of what author?ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Though it later became associated with Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel’s hit “Uptown Girl” was originally about whom?ELLE MACPHERSON
Though it sounds like a movie awards category,which of these is the name of a hotel chain?BEST WESTERN
Though it sounds like it is for a children’s game,which of these websites belongs to a major U.S. book publisher?SIMONSAYS.COM
Though it sounds like something for a plumber, a “piping bag” is used by which of these professionals?PASTRY CHEF
Though it works for other cuts,which of these is the name of a kitchen knife used to remove the delicate skin from fresh fish?SALMON KNIFE
Though it’s in the dictionary, which of these words is considered an improper combination of two other words?IRREGARDLESS
Though known for her comedy, what actress won an Oscar for her dramatic turn in the 2009 film “Precious”?MONIQUE
Though mostly free of it as an adult,which of these politicians grew up with a strong stutter?JOE BIDEN
Though not confirmed by the author,Johnny Fontane,the singer in “The Godfather,” is believed to be based on whom?FRANK SINATRA
Though not known to drive cats crazy,which of these herbs is classified in the same family as catnip?OREGANO
Though now associated with Mexico,piatas are thought to have originated from what country’s New Year celebrations?CHINA
Though now headquartered in New York,the United Nations drew up its charter in what other U.S. city?SAN FRANCISCO
Though now made with artificial flavors, traditional grenadine syrup is made with the juice of what fruit?POMEGRANATE
Though now often referred to any roasted beef,barbacoa traditionally comes from what part of the cow?HEAD
Though often billed as small-claims courts,TV shows like “Judge Joe Brown” are actually a form of what?BINDING ARBITRATION
Though often referred to by its trademarked name,the Crock-Pot is really what kitchen appliance?SLOW COOKER
Though scientists can now simulate the process,what milk’s preparation traditionally involved churning?BUTTERMILK
Though she’s technically “Mrs. Jenner,” the matriarch of the Kardashian family has what first name?KRIS
Though sommeliers may disagree,boxes of Franzia proudly declare it to be “the world’s most popular” what?WINE
Though spelled “feng shui,” the Chinese art of spatial arrangement is typically pronounced how?“FUNG SHWAY”
Though the amount is no longer in U.S. circulation,the classic game of monopoly comes with bills in what denomination?$500 *CORRECT*
Though there are certainly more,a famous George Carlin bit lists how many “words you can never say on television”?7 *CORRECT*
Though there is little historical evidence, horned helmets are often associated with whom?VIKINGS
Though they all have the same voltage,which of these alkaline batteries is the smallest in size?AAA
Though they move back and forth while budding,mature sunflowers typically face what direction?EAST
Though they suspected it was hazardous,the ancient Romans extensively used what material in their water pipes?LEAD
Though trained as a doctor, Richard Jordan Gatling is best known for inventing an early type of what?MACHINE GUN
Though you’d have to eat a lot to get sick, which of these fruits have seeds that naturally contain cyanide?APPLES
Thought to be a combination of “simon” and “napoleon,” “simoleon” is an old-fashioned slang term for a what?DOLLAR BILL
Thousand Island dressing is said to have gotten its name from a chain of islands that lie in what river?THE ST.LAWRENCE
Throughout her career in the kitchen,Julia Child often said the secret to a long life is what?RED MEAT AND GIN
Tilapia is a popular variety of what?FISH
Timothy Q.Mouse initially frightens,but then befriends the title character of what classic Disney film?DUMBO
To a resident of the British Isles, which of these countries is commonly called “The Antipodes?”AUSTRALIA
To avoid blinking, many women unconsciously open their mouths when applying what cosmetic?MASCARA
To avoid confusion with a prominent city,what state’s tourism department advertises itself as “The State”?WASHINGTON
To celebrate his 85th birthday,what did George H.W. Bush do while strapped to a U.S. Army Sergeant?SKYDIVE
To enhance its sense of authenticity, which of these TV dramas was shot on location in Austin, TX?FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
To extend their shelf life,bags of potato chips are often filled with what gas before being sealed?NITROGEN
To help fans pronounce it CORRECTly, comedian Louis Szekely typically spells his name how?LOUIS C.K.
To make paper-mache,kids traditionally dunk newspaper strips into paste made from water and what?FLOUR
To make papier-mache, kids traditionally dunk newspaper strips into paste made from water and what?FLOUR
To prevent fires, consumers are often warned not to use which of these products in a microwave oven?ALUMINUM FOIL
To promote Breast cancer awareness,in 2010 Elizabeth Hurley helped light 39 landmarks what color?PINK
To pursue his hobby, a cruciverbalist would flip to what part of a newspaper?CROSSWORD PUZZLE
To reduce the risk of a bladder infection,many experts advise drinking what tannin-rich beverage?CRANBERRY JUICE
To sound like a New Yorker,you can say “light and sweet” when ordering which of the following?COFFEE
To the dismay of nutritionists,what chain restaurant’s “Bistro Shrimp Pasta” contains a reported 2,700 calories?THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY
To tour the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, you must visit what Hawaiian island?OAHU
To win a superfecta wager at the track,a bettor must pick how many of the top finishers in the right order?FOUR
Tom Hanks received an Oscar nomination for his work in all but which of these films?THE GREEN MILE
Tonic water is distinctively flavored because it contains what chemical?QUININE
Torts is a common first-year course for students in what professional school?LAW
Tourists intending to visit the capital city of San Jose would receive the best travel advice from what guide book?LET’S GO COSTA RICA
Traditional Requiem Masses often include a sequence called the “Lacrimosa,” a Latin term meaning what?TEARFUL
Traditionally made with a base of olive oil,Castile soap is named for a region of what country?SPAIN
Traditionally made with fried seafood,a po’ boy is a sandwich associated with what U.S. city’s cuisine?NEW ORLEANS
Traditionally served on New Year’s Day,Hoppin’ John is a popular Southern side dish made with what type of bean?BLACK-EYED PEAS
Traditionally worn by geishas and sumo wrestlers,geta are wooden footwear from what country?JAPAN
Traditionally worn by golfers, “plus fours” are a type of what?PANTS
Traditionally, quarterbacks yell which of these words to their center when they want to start a play?HIKE
Traditionally, what member of a wedding party is in charge of “bustling” the bride’s gown?MAID OF HONOR
Traditionally, which of these professionals is most likely to wear a skirt made of tulle?BALLERINA
Traditionally,s’mores are made by sandwiching chocolate and marshmallows between what?GRAHAM CRACKERS
Traditionally,the U.S. Congress takes a month-long recess during what month?AUGUST
Traditionally,which wedding anniversary is considered the “Diamond” anniversary?60TH *CORRECT*
Translating to “Fashion Dispatch,” what 80s band took its name from a French fashion magazine?