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A 2010 study by IBM on “commuter pain” revealed which of these cities has the most painful commute?
A classic episode of “Cheers” features Coach singing a song about Albania to the tune of what standard?
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
A popular novelty item since the ’60s, lava lamps primarily contain water and what colored “lava-like” substance?
A Sistine chapel fresco depicts God and Adam almost touching which two of their outstretched hands?
GOD’S RIGHT AND ADAM’S LEFT
A southpaw boxer is typically left-handed, but which of these terms describes a right-handed fighter?
According to Bill Cosby, instead of obstetrician, Cliff Huxtable was originally going to have what job?
According to Crayola, which of these products will help remove crayon stains from washable clothing?
ATTILA THE HUN
After Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981, what boxer did he quote when he said, “Honey, I forgot to duck”?
Allegedly the monthly cost of a baby in 1989, what did Maggie originally “scan” in at the opening of “The Simpsons”?
An iconic sports photo taken on May 25th,1965 depicts Muhammed Ali standing over what defeated opponent?
Aristotle wrote that what animal, though immune from other illnesses, is occasionally subject to “flatulency”?
As chefs know,the two succulent bits of meat on the back of a chicken,just above the thigh,are called what?
As detailed in the 2010 film, how did Penny Chenery come to own the legendary racehorse Secretariat?
As of 2010,approximately how many Social Security numbers have been assigned since the first in 1936?
457 MILLION *CORRECT*
SIX-POUND CAN OF CRISCO
“YOU HAVE NO IDEA.”
At the end of the 1984 movie “Romancing the Stone,”Jack Colton names his long-awaited sailboat what?
Baby Ruth’s creator claimed his candy bar was named not for a ball player, but for what President’s daughter?
Because fast food chains are banned by law there, which of these islands is not home to a McDonald’s?
Because its spelling was not firmly established at the time, what word is misspelled on the Liberty Bell?
Before becoming an international singing star,Julio Iglesias briefly played what sport professionally?
Before changing it to “Yesterday”,Paul McCartney’s beloved 1965 song originally began with what odd lyric?
Before his film career took off,what actor played a hotel manager on a short-lived “Golden Girls” spin-off?
Bluetooth, a wireless technology used to link mobile devices, is named for a former king of what country?
Born with the less cool-sounding name Walter, which of these actors prefers to go by his middle name?
Celebrated on the first day of May, Primero De Mayo is the Mexican equivalent of what U.S. holiday?
Common on American Idol, a “run,” or singing one syllable across many notes, has what technical term?
Considered one of the best racehorses of all time,Phar Lap was the national pride of what country?
Contrary to popular belief, Robert E. Lee’s surrender took place not in a courthouse, but in whose home?
Costing about $2,500 as of 2010,the Tata Nano is a car built and targeted for sale chiefly in what country?
Coveted for its flavor and relatively healthy fat content, wagyu is a variety of what type of meat?
Despite their similar names, John Luther Adams and John Coolidge Adams are two very different modern what?
Dim sum, a meal of varied dishes originating in Chinese, translates loosely into English as “a little bit of” what?
During their historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, the Wright brothers’ plane traveled about how far?
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
ONE SAWBUCK & TWO FINS
Featuring a stick and a ball, “kolven” is thought to be a 1300s Dutch forerunner of which of these sports?
For a device he created that aids “Buoying Vessels Over Shoals,” who is the only U.S. president ever awarded a patent?
For his contributions to food technology, Frenchman Nicholas Appert is known as “The Father of” what?
For ordering his favorite beverages,LBJ had four buttons in the Oval Office:”coffee”,”tea”,”Coke” and what?
For the 2005 film “Guess Who?” a reported 100,000 dollars was spent to digitally remove Ashton Kucher’s what?
Forgoing an agent, what actor allegedly forces filmmakers to call a 1800 number and leave voicemails?
Forty times longer than the U.S. Constitution, what state’s constitution is the longest in the world?
Founded in 1885, Washington, D.C.’s Gridiron Club is a prestigious organization for what professionals?
DRUNKARD AND TIPSEY
SHOT OUT OF A CANNON
Henry James famously remarked that “the two most beautiful words in the English language” are what?
BAND AID BANDAGES
If it were named for its founders’ first names instead of their last,the Harley-Davidson company could be called what?
If Prince Charles assumes the throne and uses “Charles” as his king name, what Charles will he be?
If you say, “It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread,” you are paying a compliment to whose invention?
If you were tracking animals and found prints with four toes,not five,which of these animals could they belong to?
In 1667, the Dutch traded Manhattan for the tiny Indonesian island of Run, valuable for its abundance of what spice?
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell famously shouted “Mr. Watson, come here!” because he had just done what?
SPILLED ACID ON HIS CLOTHES
In 1902,Willis Carrier created modern air conditioning when he built a humidity controller for use where?
In 1922,the highest air temperature ever recorded,136 degrees Fahrenheit,was taken in what country?
In 1925, dogsledders in Alaska mushed 700 miles to deliver a serum that halted an outbreak of what disease?
In 1939, what car company unveiled the “Hydra-matic Drive,” the first fully automated transmission?
In 1939,the tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created as a Christmas promotion for a what?
In 1951,what U.S. agency first used a UNIVAC,the first commercial computer,to process information?
CENSUS BUREAU *CORRECT*
In 1962, John Glenn became the first American to eat in space when he ate what food out of a tube?
In 1973,what major tennis tournament became the first to offer equal prize money to both men and women?
In 1997, the idea for Netflix was hatched when its founder was charged a $40 later fee on what movie rental?
In 1999, Al Gore famously said, “I took the initiative in creating the Internet” to what journalist?
In 1999, Al Gore famously said, “I took the initiative in creating the Internet” to what journalist?
In 2007, what eco-conscious city became the first in the U.S. to ban the use of plastic shopping bags?
In 2010, a British mag published “Last Letter,” a draft of a poem by Ted Hughes about what poet’s death?
In a 1970 speech,what group of people did Spiro Agnew famously describe as “nattering nabobs of negativism”?
In a famous ’90s TV ad,what is the name of the old woman who says “I’ve fallen,and I can’t get up”?
In a landmark 1993 issue of Superman, the Man of Steel dies after a titanic battle with what supervillain?
In a landmark 1993 issue of “Superman”,the Man of Steel dies after a titanic battle with what supervillain?
In Abbott and Costello’s famous “Who’s on first?” routine,what baseball position is never mentioned?
In all seriousness, the satirical newspaper The Onion has tried and failed to win what prestigious journalism award?
SAMUEL L. JACKSON
WHAT IS YOUR LOCATION?
READING TOO MANY BOOKS
READING TOO MANY BOOKS
In Charlotte Bronte’s novel “Jane Eyre,” Jane’s planned wedding to Edward Rochester hits what snag?
HE’S ALREADY MARRIED
In Egyptian mythology, a criosphinx is a figure that has the body of a lion and the head of a what?
In February 2010, Apple revealed what chart topping hit as “The Most Downloaded Itunes Song of All Time”?
I GOTTA FEELING
In his illustrious career as a daredevil, Evel Knievel attempted to jump all but which of these obstacles?
74 NEW YORK CABS
In January 1995, who became the first celebrity to appear in the well-known “Milk-mustache” ad campaign?
In Margaret Mitchell’s early drafts of “Gone With the Wind,” what was Scarlett O Hara’s first name?
In one of the shortest Oscar speeches on record, what stunned actor merely said, “It’s my privilege, thank you.”
In order to win a bet, what historical female once allegedly dissolved a pearl in vinegar and drank it?
In Slumdog Millionaire, Jamal wins the 20 million rupees top prize, which is how much in US dollars at the film’s debut?
BELIEF IN GOD
In the 1961 movie “West Side Story”,the Jets battle the Sharks after triumphing over what other gangs?
THE EMERALDS & THE HAWKS
WEARS COLORFUL CLOTHING
In the Hemingway story “The Old Man and the Sea,” what baseball player does the fisherman most admire?
In the movie “Pulp Fiction,” Samuel L. Jackson’s character memorably quotes what book of the Bible?
In the series finale of “M*A*S*H*,” the last aerial shot reveals what word spelled out in stones on the launch pad?
In the therapy scene in “Austin Powers,” Dr. Evil makes all but which of the following claims about his childhood?
HE COLLECTED ABNORMAL RODENTS
In Travel & Leisure’s 2010 survey, what city unseated Miami as having the most attractive residents in the U.S.?
In “E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial,” the mischievous alien gets snockered drinking what brand of beer?
In “The Shankshaw Redemption,” Andy Dufresne is punished for playing what opera on the prison loudspeakers?
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
Influenza was named in the 15th century by Italians who believed it was caused by the influence of what?
STARS AND PLANETS
Inspired by a 1,400-pound gift given to Andrew Jackson,on “The West Wing” President Bartlet held what special workday?
BIG BLOCK OF CHEESE DAY
Introduced in 1847,the first two stamps issued by the USPS featured George Washington and what other American?
Issued in 1787, the U.S. government’s first official coin was a penny featuring which of these mottos?
MIND YOUR BUSINESS
Joachim Prinz, who spoke just before Martin Luther King at the 1963 March on Washington, is a what?
Jon Bon Jovi once said that he held itunes and what CEO personally responsible for “killing the music business”?
Kept in an Atlanta bank vault,the secret formula for classic Coca-Cola has what mysterious code name?
Known for her beauty,which of these historic ladies inspired the name of cosmetics retailer Sephora?
Known for ubiquitous signs and free ice water, Wall Drug is a famously kitschy tourist trap in what state?
Known only by her headgear, what never-identified woman was seen taking pictures at JFK’s fatal motorcade?
Like Barack Obama, which of these U.S. presidents penned a #1 NY Times bestseller before taking office?
DWIGHT D. EISENHAUER
Made by Corning, the hard, scratch-resistant glass found on countless tablets and smartphones is called what?
Mario, Nintendo’s most famous creation, first appeared in “Donkey Kong” not as a plumber but as a what?
Measuring over 9000 miles in length, what country’s Highway 1 forms a complete loop along its borders?
Named after her father, what best-selling author was born with the unusual name Howard Allen O’Brien?
Named for a Greek word meaning “not intoxicating,” what gem was once thought to prevent drunkenness?
Now referring to a tactic used to delay legislation,the word “filibuster” originally referred to what outlaws?
Now used to refer to a “snooty person,” the word snob originally referred to a person with what job?
On Amelia Earhart’s historic 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, she landed in what country?
On Amelia Earhart’s historic 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean,she landed in what country?
On the California coast,what kind of fish is known for coming ashore and laying its eggs on the beach?
On the classic sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” what character’s full name is never revealed on the show?
THE MIDDLE FINGER NAIL
Originally called “Cadabra,” what country changed its name after someone misheard it as “cadaver?”
Originally reading “Hollywoodland,” the “Hollywood” sign was built as a giant advertisement for a what?
People who have a marked physical reaction to beautiful art are said to suffer from what syndrome?
Poison ivy belongs to a diverse botanical family that also includes the cashew and what tropical fruit?
Registered in 1870, which of these advertising icons is the oldest U.S. food trademark still in use today?
Rejected for financing reasons,a 1937 Congressional bill proposed adding what woman to Mount Rushmore?
“DUTCH BOY” HAIRCUT
Ronald Reagan was famous for his love of Jelly Belly jelly beans, with what flavor being his favorite?
9690 MILES *CORRECT*
Santa Domingo and Port a Prince, the capitals of two separate countries, are located on what island?
Selling 5 million copies in just two days,what Ernest Hemingway work was first published in Life magazine?
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT!
Since 2008,what author of “The Lottery” has lent her name to annual awards for horror and suspense writing?
Since winning a hotly contested election in 2006,Felipe Calderon has been president of what country?
So named because it was once believed to cure kidney stones, nephrite is a mineral also known as what?
Starring Art Carney as a police chief who uses his best friend to help him solve crime,a short-lived 1977 series had what name?
Thanks to its surging high-tech sector, what city did Forbes rank as “America’s Most Wired” in 2010?
The 1477 union of Archduke Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy allegedly begat what tradition?
DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
The bikini takes its name from the Bikini Atoll, a coral formation located in what Pacific Island group?
The famous 4-note opening to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony consists of three quick G notes followed by a long what?
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE
The first X-ray photograph taken of the human body was an image of the hand of what scientist’s wife?
The Fort McHenry flag that inspired the composition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” had how many stars?
The late rapper Tupac Shukar was named after Tupac Amaru II, an 18th century revolutionary in what country?
The mascot of Columbian coffee growers, and icon Juan Valdez is flanked by a trusty mule named what?
U.S. CIVIL WAR
THE HOWDY DOODY SHOW
The prop mask that the killer wears in the 1978 film “Halloween” is a painted mask of what TV character?
The real-life St. Nicholas is known to have been a bishop in a region that is not part of what country?
The term “slush fund” was originally used by sailors to refer to the side money they made selling what?
The title of the 2009 film “Drive Angry 3D” is taken from “Don’t Drive Angry!,” a line Bill Murray says in what movie?
The voyager space proves traveling to interstellar space bear notes to exterrestrials from what U.S. president?
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
The ’90s hit “Macarena” tells the story of a woman who cheats on her boyfriend,a man with what name?
Though most famous for other endeavors, which businessman is known for inventing the charcoal briquette?
Though most trees have a layer of cork bark,most of the world’s supply of cork comes from a species of what?
Though not toxic in reasonable amounts, which of these foods contains the radioactive element radium?
Though set at a fictional school,the 1978 comedy “Animal House” is based on a real frat at what college?
Though she would later don countless outfits, the first Barbie doll, sold in 1959, was wearing what?
ZEBRA STRIPED SWIMSUIT
Though they’ve all been in more than one,which of these actors has appeared in the most Spike Lee films?
THE LAST SUPPER
To maximize his time, what famous thinker allegedly only took short naps throughout each 24-hour period?
LEONARDO DA VINCI
To the delight of singles everywhere,SpeedDating was invented in 1998 by an individual with what profession?
WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF
THE SCARLET LETTER
Used to describe someone who is annoyingly virtuous, the phrase “little two-goody shoes” comes from a what?
OLD CHILDREN’S STORY
Viewed from above the sun’s north pole,which of these planets is the only one to rotate clockwise?
Visibly dehydrated,Michael Jordan’s legendary “flu game” came against what 1997 NBA finals opponent?
Well known to coin collectors,the Toven Specimen is an extremely rare example of what type of coin?
What actress was “discovered” at a Canadian football game when her image appeared on the JumboTron?
What artist popularized the use of the elephant and donkey as symbols of our two main political parties?
What author is credited with coining the phrase “seeing pink elephants” to refer to a drunk person?
What author, who ironically once wrote “There are no second acts in American lives” only lived to age 44?
F. SCOTT FITGERALD
What beer’s label features the phrase “Anno 1366,” referring to the year it was first allegedly brewed?
What classic novel is based on the adventures of Alexander Selkirk,an early 18th-century Scottish sailor?
GOVERNMENTS OF TEXAS
YERTLE THE TURTLE
What European capital’s airport is named in honor of its famous resident, composer Frederick Chopin?
What European capital’s airport is named in honor of its famous resident,composer Frederic Chopin?
What explorer, who landed on the Australian coast in 1770, was the first to record the word “kangaroo”?
What famous thinker is credited with inventing the cat flap, a small hole in a door pets use to enter and exit?
What great thinker allegedly died from stuffing snow into a chicken for an experiment on refrigeration?
What is the actual line of dialogue in “Casablanca”that is often misquoted as “Play it again, Sam”?
“PLAY IT, SAM.”
What is the name of the east coast peninsula that includes land from Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland?
What is the subject of the proposed legislation in the Schoolhouse Rock cartoon “I’m Just a Bill”?
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
I”M FROM MISSOURI
What lovey-dovey couple’s Barbara Walters interview inspired the love song “I don’t wanna miss a thing”?
BARBARA STREISAND AND JAMES BROLIN