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ProteinGal
02-03-2009, 05:44 PM
A question is posted, someone answers that question and asks another.... and so on and so on....

I'll start....

What tree leaf is on the Canadian flag?


Lori259
02-03-2009, 06:43 PM
Answer:Maple tree leaf

Question: Who is Loretta Lynn's little sister whom is also a country singer?

alyandbra3
02-03-2009, 06:52 PM
Answer: Crystal Gayle

Question: In Greek Mythology, who was the Goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts and reason?


ProteinGal
02-03-2009, 06:55 PM
Athena


Who was the fifth President of the United States?

Lori259
02-03-2009, 07:05 PM
Answer:James Monroe

Question:Whats black & white & read all over?

murphmitch
02-03-2009, 07:58 PM
A Newspaper

What is the smallest bone in the human body?

PearFreak
02-03-2009, 09:40 PM
Answer: The smallest bones are the ear ossicles, three bones that are found in the middle ear.

Question: What is 3 x 62 + 35 - 12 + 18 x 25 ??

murphmitch
02-03-2009, 10:06 PM
The stirrup is the smallest of the three bones in the ear.

(3 x 62) + 35 - 12 + (18 x 25) = 659

What is the national language of Brazil?

gigglez
02-03-2009, 10:12 PM
Portuguese

Where is the one place in the world that you can see a noonbow?

Bikini Ready
02-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Portuguese (my step mom is from Brazil).

What is the address of the White House?

ProteinGal
02-03-2009, 11:11 PM
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC

What is the capital city of Alberta Canada?

ANOther
02-04-2009, 11:02 AM
Where is the one place in the world that you can see a noonbow?

Do you mean "moonbow" (a rainbow created by moonlight)? Wikipedia says there aren't many, but they name *three* (Cumberland Falls in Kentucky, Waimea in Hawaii, and Victoria Falls in Africa)

The capital of Alberta is Edmonton

Before Barack Obama, who were the only two incumbent U.S. senators to be elected president?

Bikini Ready
02-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Warren G. Harding and John F. Kennedy

Who composed The Rite of Spring?

PearFreak
02-04-2009, 03:04 PM
Igor Stravinsky

Who wrote Little Red Riding Hood?

ProteinGal
02-04-2009, 05:57 PM
The Brothers Grimm? I think

Who said: "I'm the president of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli"?

murphmitch
02-04-2009, 05:59 PM
George H. W. Bush

What is the smallest country?

PearFreak
02-04-2009, 06:38 PM
Vatican City

Where was the first library located?

ProteinGal
02-04-2009, 11:58 PM
hmmmmm, Boston?

True or False - Chickens absorb vitamin-D through their combs from sunshine?

Bikini Ready
02-05-2009, 12:14 AM
False... I believe it is for keeping cool and attracting mates...

How did the secretary bird get it's name?

ProteinGal
02-05-2009, 12:17 AM
False... I believe it is for keeping cool and attracting mates...


Nope, its a true fact. ;)

PearFreak
02-05-2009, 10:26 AM
The bird derives its name from its long crest feathers, which stick out from the back of its head somewhat like the quill pens that office workers once carried behind their ears.

How many NASCAR races in a season?

gigglez
02-06-2009, 12:03 AM
36 if I counted right on my son's listing for them.
On the moonbow according to a recent broadcast on CNN the one in Africa isn't no more why I have no idea but I remember seeing that. As for the one in Hawaii I didn't know about. Cumberland falls is Awesome!

What zip code was mentioned 301 times in the first five years of Entertainment Weekly?

ProteinGal
02-06-2009, 12:35 AM
A: 90210

Q: What president was shot while walking to California Governor Jerry Brown' office?

PearFreak
02-06-2009, 08:36 AM
Gerald Ford

Can you name all the different kinds of Red fruits?

ANOther
02-06-2009, 10:59 AM
Red fruits, lemme see: acai berries, apples, cherries, cranberries, goji berries, pomegranates, raspberries, red currants, tomatoes, there's gotta be more but how's that for a start?

Gerald Ford: the wording "was shot" sounds like he was actually hit but he wasn't, I remember those two attempts on his life

Moonbows: I Googled some more, a couple of articles said that the Victoria Falls moonbows have either disappeared or been diminished either due to, one site said forest cultivation or another one said an earthquake and air pollution, but some sites say they're still visible. Also moonbows are reported visible in Yosemite National Park, but they said Cumberland and (formerly?) Vic Falls were the only places where you could see them every time there was a full moon.

What athletes have won gold medals in two different Olympics held in the same country (I'm sure of two but there may be more)?

ProteinGal
02-06-2009, 07:23 PM
A: Would it be the Chinese gymnasts.

Q: Black-eyed peas are not peas. What are they?

Lori259
02-06-2009, 07:41 PM
a rock group LOL( I didn't google so I am proboly wrong)
What is Axl Rose from Guns n Roses Real Name?

ANOther
02-06-2009, 09:26 PM
A: Would it be the Chinese gymnasts.

Nope, I'm talking about specific individuals, two I know of or possibly more, who competed in two different Olympics *that were held in the same country* and won one or more gold medals each time. Hint: there are only three times that the same country hosted two summer or two winter Olympics less than 20 years apart

ProteinGal
02-06-2009, 09:28 PM
Nope, the answer I was looking for was beans.

A: William Bruce Rose

Q: What movie has Anthony Perkins explain: "Understand, I don't hate her. I hate what she's become. I hate her illness"?

schwabee
02-06-2009, 10:30 PM
psycho...





that was a bonus question on my chem test 2 weeks ago...heh


and at the axl rose one...william bails or balley or sumething?



What was the whale named in pinocho?

PearFreak
02-07-2009, 09:43 AM
Monstro

How many seasons did the show Cheer's go on for?

ANOther
02-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Cheers: 11 seasons

I guess my question about the Olympic athletes was too much of a stumper so I'll give you the answer: Carl Lewis (track/field, USA) and Steven Redgrave (rowing, UK) both won gold medals in 1984 in Los Angeles and 1996 in Atlanta. (The only other two times the same country hosted summer or winter Olympics twice within a 20-year span was in 1896 and 1906 [intercalated] in Athens, and Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976 in Innsbruck)

What's the world's tallest building?

murphmitch
02-07-2009, 01:39 PM
Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي‎ "Dubai Tower") is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete.


How many U.S. states are named after a president?

PearFreak
02-07-2009, 04:01 PM
One, Washington.

What is the most abundant natural resource in the US?

ProteinGal
02-07-2009, 04:19 PM
crystal meth, just kidding!
A: Coal

Q: Who had a 1980 No 1 hit with Woman in Love?

murphmitch
02-07-2009, 04:33 PM
Barbra Streisand

Normally the veins carry low oxygenated blood from the capillaries back to the heart. What are the only veins in the human body that regularly carry highly oxygenated blood?

lalique
02-07-2009, 07:37 PM
Pulmonary Vein

Another Health question! What is a normal pulse for an infant?

gigglez
02-07-2009, 08:07 PM
for newborns 100-160

How many times has Dale jr won the Daytona 500?

PearFreak
02-07-2009, 11:08 PM
Ahhh, A Dale JR question :D

5 times!

How many different varieties of apples are there?

ProteinGal
02-07-2009, 11:35 PM
A: 7,500 worldwide.

Q: What nutty legume accounts for one sixth of the world's vegetable oil production?

gigglez
02-08-2009, 12:39 AM
soybean???? guessed

What Mayberry Resident once hijacked a bull when he had too much to drink?

murphmitch
02-08-2009, 04:29 PM
Otis Campbell

What are the two top selling spices in the world?

ProteinGal
02-08-2009, 06:28 PM
soybean???? guessed

Close but no cigar, it's Peanut

ANOther
02-08-2009, 08:12 PM
In connection with an annual event going on even as this is written, what do the following people have in common: Martin Luther King Jr, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christopher Reeve, Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama (twice)?

schwabee
02-08-2009, 08:22 PM
they all have written books?


what is the largest squid species?

murphmitch
02-08-2009, 08:50 PM
The Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, from Greek mesos (middle), onyx (claw), and teuthis (squid)), sometimes called the Antarctic or Giant Cranch Squid, is believed to be the largest squid species.

How about answering the question I posed earlier?

What are the two top selling spices in the world?

130star
02-08-2009, 09:09 PM
Pepper and Cumin (?)

Who holds the record for the fastest Women's 100 meter dash and what was her time?

PearFreak
02-09-2009, 09:32 AM
Florence Griffith Joyner has the world record for, 10.49 Seconds.

Who was the Rookie of the Year in 2001 for NASCAR?

murphmitch
02-09-2009, 10:06 AM
Pepper and Cumin (?)



No, pepper & mustard

Kevin Harvick (nascar)

What is the deepest lake in the world?

bargoo
02-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Lake Baikal in Siberia

Who won the Kentucky Derby in 1973?

rainenroses
02-09-2009, 10:24 AM
SECRETARIAT


Which actor or actress has starred in the most movies ever?

murphmitch
02-09-2009, 01:08 PM
According to IMDB:

The man behind Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig had more movie actor credits to his name than anyone. Mel Blanc performed in 709 films, not including over 100 TV movies and video productions. He also had 81 uncredited voice parts in films.

How long does the average red blood cell live?

PearFreak
02-09-2009, 01:13 PM
A typical red blood cell lives for 120 days.

What year was Winnie The Pooh's First movie?

ANOther
02-09-2009, 04:06 PM
they all have written books?

Well yeah, but actually what I was getting at was they were all Grammy award winners (spoken-word category): Dr King won for a recording of his speeches, the others for audio books

The first Winnie-the-Pooh movie was WtP and the Honey Tree in 1966

murphmitch
02-09-2009, 04:17 PM
New question??

Buckeye
02-09-2009, 04:36 PM
George H. W. Bush.

What is the term that refers to a skiier/snowboarder who falls down and loses his/her gear?

BTW: I live in CO and saw a "moonbow" about 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely amazing...

Buckeye
02-09-2009, 04:37 PM
oops, forget the answer to the old question didn't realize I was on an old page...

lalique
02-10-2009, 02:54 AM
the term that refers to a skiier/snowboarder who falls down and loses his/her gear is "yard sale"... I knew I would learn something watching x-games all the time.... I'm lame I know... :tape:

Here's your next question:

What instrument is used to measure wind speed?

ProteinGal
02-10-2009, 03:17 AM
A: anemometer

Q: What nonprofit group is Pamela Anderson a strong advocate for?

PearFreak
02-10-2009, 09:00 AM
PETA

What was the first movie Adam Sandler acted in?

murphmitch
02-10-2009, 10:26 AM
Going Overboard was his first film role.

What future Soviet dictator was training to be a priest when he got turned on to Marxism?

PearFreak
02-10-2009, 03:04 PM
Joseph Stalin

How many stars are in the Big Dipper?

murphmitch
02-10-2009, 04:42 PM
The Big Dipper : The seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear, form a well-known asterism that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial.


What was the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history?

schwabee
02-10-2009, 06:39 PM
that would prolly be the black plague.





what song did a fake Japanese band called the leaf squad sing?

murphmitch
02-10-2009, 07:43 PM
that would prolly be the black plague.


Nope, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic killed between 20 and 40 million people.

ProteinGal
02-11-2009, 12:03 AM
A: Yatta

Q: Where were the first street lights in the US?

PearFreak
02-11-2009, 08:36 AM
Wabash, India

How big was the biggest pancake ever made?

murphmitch
02-11-2009, 11:03 PM
Wabash, India



You mean Wabash, Indiana?

The largest pancake ever made and flipped measured 15.01m wide, 2.5cm deep and weighed 3 tonnes (Rochdale, Greater Manchester, August 1994)

What is the largest organ of the human body?

Bikini Ready
02-11-2009, 11:08 PM
Skin

How did the tradition of Valentine's Day start?

ProteinGal
02-11-2009, 11:45 PM
Wabash, India


no, the answer is Philadelphia, installed 1957.

PearFreak
02-12-2009, 01:32 PM
-oops, my bad. I didn't see that in my searching and found the Wabash info though... that must of been a few years later. Thanks for the correcton Corefull.

ANOther
02-13-2009, 05:47 PM
Valentine's Day: Roman Catholic feast of St. Valentine of Rome, legend has it he was executed for defying the emperor Caligula and performing marriage ceremonies for soldiers before they left for the front. He became friends with the jailer's daughter and on the night before his execution he wrote a note thanking her for her kindness and signing it "your Valentine"

How many tablespoons in a cup: 8, 12, 16 or 20?

ProteinGal
02-13-2009, 06:05 PM
A: 16

Q: If it is -40 Fahrenheit, what would it be in Celsius?

murphmitch
02-13-2009, 07:34 PM
-40 also! Weird.

What is paraskavedekatriaphobia?

ProteinGal
02-14-2009, 12:16 AM
A: The fear of Friday the 13th (oh my, really!)

Q: What's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas?

PearFreak
02-14-2009, 09:31 AM
Valentine's Day!

Where was the first drive-in movie theater located?

murphmitch
02-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Camden, New Jersey. June 6, 1933. Invented by Richard Hollingshead.

Where will the 2010 Winter Olympics be held?

ProteinGal
02-14-2009, 03:20 PM
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Go Canada Go!)


About how many roses, primarily red, will be sold and delivered for Valentine's Day?
a) 9 million
b) 90 million
c) 900 million

PearFreak
02-14-2009, 09:42 PM
b) 90 million

How many seeds in an average watermelon?

murphmitch
02-15-2009, 12:48 PM
The watermelon has a range of 300-350 seeds.

What is the most common blood type in humans?

Cie
02-15-2009, 12:57 PM
O positive. - 38% of the world population has this.

What year was the first woman prime minister elected?

murphmitch
02-15-2009, 01:12 PM
Sirimavo Bandaranaike: Prime minister of Sri Lanka three times: from 21 Jul 1960 to 27 Mar 1965, from 29 May 1970 to 23 Jul 1977 and from 14 Nov 1994 to 10 Aug 2000. First woman prime minister in world history and probably the oldest female political leader in active by the time of her demise.

What is the most popular dog breed in the U.S.?

PearFreak
02-16-2009, 09:47 AM
Labador Retriever

How big is the biggest seahorse?

ProteinGal
02-18-2009, 03:04 AM
12" long.

True or False
The islands of Bermuda have no rivers or lakes. The inhabitants must use rain for water?

PearFreak
02-18-2009, 09:17 AM
TRUE

How long can you store/keep can goods?

ANOther
02-22-2009, 03:19 PM
Indefinitely as long as the vacuum seal remains intact

It's Oscar night! Which of tonight's best-actor nominees has the same name as the real name of an actor who was nominated 7 times but never won?

murphmitch
02-22-2009, 07:03 PM
Richard Jenkins (Richard Burton's real name)

What film won the most Oscars without winning Best Picture?

ProteinGal
02-23-2009, 02:14 AM
Benjamin Buttons.

Originally known as "the forbidden fruit", it wasn't until the 1800's that a Jamaican farmer called the fruit "___________" for the grape-like cluster in which it grows on trees?

murphmitch
02-23-2009, 09:51 AM
Grapefruit

Coreful, I should have said "in history" in my question. "Cabaret" (1972) won eight Oscars, including best director (Bob Fosse) and actress (Liza Minnelli), but lost best picture to "The Godfather".

Though Alexander Graham Bell is given credit for inventing the telephone, who is the inventor that some say Bell stole his ideas from?

BrighterPath
02-23-2009, 10:02 AM
Elisha Gray

how long ago did dinosaurs become extinct?

PearFreak
02-23-2009, 02:16 PM
65 million years ago.

How many hours of sleep does an average person usually sleep in a life time?

Keldug
02-23-2009, 09:54 PM
about 194,821 hours
What is the furthest planet visible to the unaided eye?

PearFreak
02-26-2009, 10:21 PM
Saturn

Who directed the movie 50 First Dates?

blissclaire
02-27-2009, 05:55 PM
Peter Segal

How many times has Alec Baldwin hosted Saturday Night Live?

PearFreak
03-03-2009, 09:40 PM
13 times

What year did the Smurf's make their first cartoon appearance?