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The reality TV series "The Casino" features the two new owners of what storied Las Vegas casino?
Golden Nugget
Which of these famous statues is missing its head and both of its arms?
Winged Victory
Rhytidectomy is a common medical procedure better known by what name?
Face lift
In the West, the border between the continental U.S. and Canada lies at approximately what latitude?
49th parallel
The Arkansas river, which ends in Arkansas, begins in what other U.S. state?
In 2004, which of these companies was removed from the prestigious Dow Jones Industrial Average?
By definition, a stertorous person does what noisily?
The first 1-900 number was used by the ABC network in 1980 for what television event?
Reagan-Carter Debate
Invented in 1945, the classic slinky toy is made of how many feet of wire?
What magazine's letters section is titled "Correspondence" Love Letters & Advice"?
Rolling Stone
What 1990s supermodel famously said that she would not get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day?
Linda Evangelista
As of the summer of 2004, what is the approximate size of the U.S. national debt?
$7 trillion
In 2003, who did Rolling Stone magazine select as the greatest guitarist of all time?
Jimi Hendrix
The Outward Bound program originated in Wales in 1941 as a school for whom?
The names of how many U.S. states begin with a vowel?
In August 2004, traces of what popular drug were detected in Great Britain's drinking water supply?
Himalaya is a Sanskrit word that means what?
Abode of snow
In American Sign Language, what letter is represented by crossing the index and middle fingers?
The Secret Service was put in charge of protecting the US President after the assassination of whom?
What country has banned the film "Fahrenheit 9/11" due to a law forbidding insulting a friendly nation?
In 2001, Lizzie Grubman was arrested for plowing her SUV into a crowd outside what Hamptons hot spot?
Conscience Point Inn
What is the name of Jada Pinkett Smith’s band which opened for Britney Spears during her 2004 tour?
Wicked Wisdom
Popular among young girls, the Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty has a twin sister named what?
The U.S. government owns over 80 percent of the land in what state?
Which of the following is not part of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series by C. S. Lewis?
The Black Cauldron
In 1997, who did Life magazine choose as the most important person of the millenium?
Thomas Edison
Numbers preceded by the letter "K" are used to identify the over 600 works by what composer?
In 1991, the first photo of five living U.S. presidents was taken in what city?
Simi Valley, CA
What is the only country in the world in which the head of state is a grand duke?
Which of these European capitals is not located along the Danube river?
Whom did Julius Caesar overthrow to become ruler of Rome?
Who is the only person to have run for U.S. president as a member of the Know-Nothing party?
Millard Fillmore
In what Marilyn Monroe movie is her character referred to in the credits simply as "The Girl"?
The Seven Year Itch
Ms. magazine debuted in July of 1972 with what woman on its cover?
Wonder Woman
What former U.S. president was issued the very first Medicare card in the country?
Harry Truman
Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is from what country?
According to Social Security, what has been the most popular name for baby boys in the U.S. since 1999?
Founded in 1894, the music industry magazine Billboard originally focused on what subject?
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, which spans 13.2 million acres, is located where?
In the James Bond movies, James's only marriage was to a "Bond girl" played by whom?
Diana Rigg
Garrison Keillor named his radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion," after a what?
According to a D.O.J. study, about how many Americans were in prison, on probation or on parole in 2003?
6.9 million
In 1996, what then unknown designer rose to fame by designing Carolyn Bessette's wedding dress?
Narciso Rodriguez
Chartreuse is a yellowish-green color that gets its name for a similarly-colored type of what?
The volume of the Earth is approximately how many times as large as the volume of the moon?
Who was David Letterman's first guest on NBC in 1982, and again on CBS in 1993?
Bill Murray
The New Year's Eve crystal ball that "drops" every year in Times Square is how many feet in diameter?
Meteorologists quantify the amount of cloud cover in the sky using what scientific unit?
In 1982, what screen legend spent 17 days in a women's minimum security prison for tax evasion?
Sophia Loren
In a famous work, what philosopher called the life of man "nasty, brutish, and short"?
Thomas Hobbes
Who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee during the 1991 Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings?
Joseph Biden
In 1992, Bobby Fischer became a U.S. fugitive for illegally playing a chess match in what country?
According to a 2004 study, a species of lemur found in Madagascar is the first known primate to do what?
In 1969, who became the first celebrity to make a guest appearance on "Sesame Street"?
James Earl Jones
What chef helped introduce organic produce to America with her famed Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse?
Alice Waters
If you pick a peck of pickled peppers, how much have you picked in terms of volume?
8 quarts
Which of these Central American countries borders more than two other countries?
Geologists use the Wentworth scale to measure what property of rocks?
In the 4th century A.D., what country become the first to officially adopt Christianity as its state religion?
One of the world's most famous gems, the Hope diamond is roughly how many carats?
In 1982, who became the first performer to appear in MTV's popular "I want my MTV" ad campaign?
Mick Jagger
John Lennon's final concert performance featured a duet of " Whatever Gets You Through the Night" with what musician?
Elton John
In the 1988 movie "Bull Durham", Susan Sarandon's character often quotes what poet?
Walt Whitman
National Public Radio's first broadcast featured live coverage of U.S. Senate hearings on what subject?
Vietnam War
A classic work by what author ends "God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time!"?
James Baldwin
Which of these retail clothiers supplied Teddy Roosevelt with gear for his 1909 African safari?
Abercrombie & Fitch
Among nudists, people who wear clothing are commonly known as what?
An early race of humans, the Cro-Magnons are named after a cave located in what country?
In the James Bond series of spy novels, what is James Bond's military rank?
Which of these Ben & Jerry flavors was named after a prominent figure at the 1969 Woodstock festival?
Wavy Gravy
What novel's proposed titles included "The High-Bouncing Lover" and "Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires"?
The Great Gatsby
Areology is the scientific study of what planet?
Billionaire H. Ross Perot got his start in 1962 when he founded a Dallas company specializing in what?
Data processing
Until it achieved statehood in 1820, what state was part of Massachusetts?
A parsec is a unit of measurement frequently used by what scientists?
Born over 4.5 billion years ago, the Sun is in what stage of its life cycle as a star?
Yellow dwarf
In law, what is the term for a document that revises a person's will?
In 1610, what scientist became the first to observe the rings of Saturn?
Galileo Galilei
Chomolungma, or "Goddess Mother of the World," is a local name for what natural wonder?
Mount Everest
The Broadway musical "Aida" is based on a famous opera of the same name by what composer?
Giuseppe Verdi
In 1997, what state passed a law allowing its residents to cast absentee ballots from space?
President Lyndon B. Johnson was often photographed with his two beagles named what?
Him and Her
The worldwide "Macarena" craze traces back to 1993, when the song first became a hit in what country?
In mathematics, the base of a natural logarithm is represented by what lowercase letter?
What is the term for the part of the inner ear that controls a person's sense of balance?
Founded in 1995, the X Prize Foundation is offering $10 Million to jump-start what industry?
Space tourism
Often said to be the resting place of Noah's Ark, Mount Ararat lies in what country?
During his 1992 appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show," Bill Clinton played what song on the saxophone?
Heartbreak Hotel
Which of these topics in not addressed in the most recent edition of "Emily Post's Etiquette"?
Tipping morticians
Which of the following is not a type of wind?
Daiquiri, a type of cocktail, is named after a district in what country?
What was the Maryland presidential retreat named before Dwight Eisenhower dubbed it "Camp David"?
Known for its multicolored landscape, The Painted Desert lies in which of these national parks?
The Petrified Forest
In the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas," how many gifts are given in total over the twelve days?
Craigslist is a popular online message board that was created in 1995 to serve what U.S. city?
San Francisco
In 1872, what Great Plains state celebrated the first Arbor Day to encourage the planting of trees?
Over 16,000 feet high, Vinson Massif is the highest mountain peak on what continent?
With about 4 persons per square mile, what is the most sparsely populated country on earth?
What is the approximate speed of sound at sea level?
740 MPH
In Jonathan Swift's novel "Gulliver's Travels", Gulliver pays a visit to which of these nonfictional countries?
The word "gerrymander" was coined in 1812 after Governor Elbridge Gerry's party redistricted what state?
While ice hockey is Canada's official winter sport, what is Canada's official summer sport?
Who authored "The Devil's Dictionary", which defined love as "temporary insanity curable by marriage"?
Ambrose Bierce
Fatima, the site of six apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1917, is a town in what country?
According to legend, who spread his coat over a puddle so that Queen Elizabeth I could walk over it?
Walter Raleigh
Once used by the Native Americans as a form of currency, wampum was made from what?
Polished shells

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