Season 14 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (229 clues archived)

#3215, aired 1998-07-17STATUES: In 1820 a man named Yorgos unearthed 3 statues: 2 of Hermes & one of Aphrodite, later renamed this Venus de Milo
#3214, aired 1998-07-16TELEVISION & HISTORY: When "60 Minutes" premiered, this man was U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson (show premiered Sept. 24, 1968)
#3213, aired 1998-07-15U.S. RETAILING: A February 1998 study found the world's highest store rents, $580 per square foot, on this street Fifth Avenue (New York City)
#3212, aired 1998-07-14WORLD LEADERS: Valdas Adamkus, a resident of the Chicago area since 1949, became president of this country in 1998 Lithuania
#3211, aired 1998-07-13LITERARY TOURISM: This memoir, winner of a 1997 Pulitzer Prize, has made Limerick a hot tourist destination "Angela's Ashes"
#3210, aired 1998-07-101980s BESTSELLERS: A defection attempt by crew members of the Soviet frigate Storozhevoy inspired this 1984 bestseller "The Hunt for Red October"
#3209, aired 1998-07-09THE EARTH: On the line of latitude known as this, the sun doesn't rise on the winter solstice or set on the summer Arctic Circle (or for people in the Southern Hemisphere, the Antarctic Circle)
#3208, aired 1998-07-08THE WINTER OLYMPICS: The southernmost city ever to host the Winter Olympics Nagano, Japan (this past winter)
#3207, aired 1998-07-07PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: He's the only GOP presidential nominee to lose 2 presidential elections Thomas E. Dewey (1944 & 1948)
#3206, aired 1998-07-06WESTERNS: Created by Clarence E. Mulford, in books he was a crusty guy with a bad leg; in film, a romantic lead Hopalong Cassidy
#3205, aired 1998-07-03WORLD LEADERS: On Dec. 25, 1991, he ended his farewell speech by saying, "I wish everyone all the best" Mikhail Gorbachev
#3204, aired 1998-07-02AMERICAN ARTISTS: From 1919 to 1924, this artist taught art in the public schools of Cedar Rapids, Iowa Grant Wood
#3203, aired 1998-07-01WORLD CAPITALS: One of the 2 European capitals closest to the United States (1 of) Lisbon or Reykjavik
#3202, aired 1998-06-30ASTRONOMY: It's the century during which Saturn's rings were first observed the 17th century (first observed by Galileo in 1610)
#3201, aired 1998-06-29TAXES: The tax on this was the subject of a 1794 "Rebellion" & an 1875 "Ring" scandal Whiskey
#3200, aired 1998-06-26HISTORIC AMERICANS: He's the only individual to be named Time magazine's Man of the Year 3 times Franklin Delano Roosevelt
#3199, aired 1998-06-25AMERICAN AUTHORS: This author born in 1904 grew up near Mulberry Street in Springfield, Massachusetts Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
#3198, aired 1998-06-24ENTERTAINMENT: It began in the early 1980s as Club des Talons Hauts, a stilt-walking troupe Cirque du Soleil
#3197, aired 1998-06-23FAMOUS POEMS: 1913 poem that includes the line "A nest of robins in her hair" "Trees" (by Joyce Kilmer)
#3196, aired 1998-06-22ISLANDS: In 1867 the U.S. bought this island group named for a Russian captain & leased it to seal hunting companies Pribilof Islands
#3195, aired 1998-06-19U.S. NEWSPAPERS: This paper made news when it was threatened with lawsuits & ad cancellation by Mayor Xavier Suarez The Miami Herald
#3194, aired 1998-06-18U.S. STATESMEN: In 1814 & 1815, before he was president, he served simultaneously as Secretary of State & Secretary of War James Monroe (under President Madison)
#3193, aired 1998-06-17TELEVISION PERSONALITIES: He was ordained by Pittsburgh Presbytery in 1962 with a charge to work with children through the media Fred Rogers (host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)
#3192, aired 1998-06-16LATIN PHRASES: It can refer to the host used in the Eucharist, or a city southwest of Houston Corpus Christi
#3191, aired 1998-06-15MACBETH: Macbeth says to this character, "Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold" Banquo's ghost
#3190, aired 1998-06-12ORGANIZATIONS: This women's organization founded in 1890 was chartered by Congress in 1896 the Daughters of the American Revolution
#3189, aired 1998-06-11FAMOUS AMERICAN FAMILIES: In Hartford, Conn. over 200 manhole covers made from confiscated guns are engraved with the motto of this local family The Colt Family
#3188, aired 1998-06-10THE COLD WAR: 28 years apart, they are the year the Berlin Wall was created & the year it was torn down 1961 & 1989
#3187, aired 1998-06-09BASKETBALL: 2 of the 3 NBA teams whose names don't end with the letter S (2 of) Miami Heat, Orlando Magic & Utah Jazz
#3186, aired 1998-06-08OLYMPIC TEAMS: Formed in 1988 & subject of a 1993 film, this team had its first sponsor, Red Stripe Lager, for the Nagano games Jamaican Bobsled Team
#3185, aired 1998-06-05ANCIENT GREECE: The Greeks had 4 national festivals: the Nemean Games, the Pythian Games, the Isthmian Games & these the Olympic Games
#3184, aired 1998-06-041998 BESTSELLERS: 35 years after her death, she's the subject of a new collection of poems by her husband Sylvia Plath (husband is Ted Hughes)
#3183, aired 1998-06-0319th CENTURY AMERICA: The 2 Civil War generals on the winning Republican presidential ticket of 1880 James Garfield & Chester A. Arthur
#3182, aired 1998-06-02COMPOSERS: When "Fantasia" was released in 1940, he was the only one of its composers still alive to hear his music Igor Stravinsky
#3181, aired 1998-06-01SHIPS: It was refloated, towed to Matauri Bay & sunk there Dec. 12, 1987, with full Maori ceremony The Rainbow Warrior (of Greenpeace)
#3180, aired 1998-05-29WORLD LEADERS: Name shared by the leaders of 2 nations that remain in a mutual state of war in 1998 Kim (Kim Dae Jung of South Korea & Kim Jong-il of North Korea)
#3179, aired 1998-05-28COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: The 3 most populous countries, they added up to an estimated 2.42 billion people in 1996 China, India, & the USA
#3178, aired 1998-05-27COMPOSERS: One of his most famous works had its premiere on a barge in 1717 George Frideric Handel (the Water Music)
#3177, aired 1998-05-26SINGERS: He first recorded in 1939, "retired" in 1971, returned & had a Top 10 album in 1993 Frank Sinatra
#3176, aired 1998-05-25OPERA ANAGRAMS: This druid priestess is the heroine of a Bellini opera about the Roman occupation of Gaul Norma
#3175, aired 1998-05-22SONGWRITERS: It was once said of this man who lived to be 101: He "has no place in American music. He is American music" Irving Berlin
#3174, aired 1998-05-21AROUND THE WORLD: Besides Great Britain, the 2 European countries through which the Greenwich Meridian passes France & Spain
#3173, aired 1998-05-20THE NOBEL PRIZE: 1 of the 2 women from the United States who have won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1 of) Toni Morrison or Pearl Buck
#3172, aired 1998-05-19STATE CAPITALS: In 1765 this city was named in honor of the peaceful resolution of a boundary dispute Concord, New Hampshire
#3171, aired 1998-05-18THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION: In February 1998 David Satcher was sworn in to this post, left vacant since 1994 Surgeon General
#3170, aired 1998-05-15POWER PEOPLE: Under current succession laws, this former university head is the last woman in line for the U.S. presidency Donna Shalala (former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin)
#3169, aired 1998-05-14WORDS FROM THE BIBLE: A 17th C. sermon on the book of Judges led to this group's name being applied to uneducated townspeople Philistines
#3168, aired 1998-05-13MUSICAL INNOVATORS: Alphabetically, he's the last individual member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Frank Zappa
#3167, aired 1998-05-12PLACES IN CANADA: Renamed in the 1830s, this city of 28,000 & its river were both originally called Little Thames Stratford, Ontario
#3166, aired 1998-05-11U.S. GEOGRAPHY: Phoenix lies on a river named for this substance found in the name of another state capital Salt
#3165, aired 1998-05-08GEOGRAPHY NEWS: On the initiative of Sen. Patrick Leahy, in 1998 it was designated the sixth Great Lake Lake Champlain
#3164, aired 1998-05-07SPORTS TEAMS: 1 of 2 names shared by both a Major League Baseball team & an NFL team Cardinals (St. Louis [baseball] & Arizona [football]) or Giants (San Francisco [baseball] & New York [football])
#3163, aired 1998-05-06WORLD LEADERS: Unopposed, he was elected to his 5th term as president in 1998; he's been in power since 1959 Fidel Castro
#3162, aired 1998-05-05QUOTATIONS: In 1883 he wrote, "Your true pilot cares nothing about anything on Earth but the river" Mark Twain ("Life on the Mississippi")
#3161, aired 1998-05-04GREEK MYTHOLOGY: Pytho, the site of Apollo's oracle, was renamed this after Apollo appeared disguised as a sea creature Delphi
#3160, aired 1998-05-01WORDS: Merrythought is an old, chiefly British term for this part of a chicken Wishbone
#3159, aired 1998-04-30THE 1998 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE: In the parade line-up, this company's float was 57th H.J. Heinz
#3158, aired 1998-04-29AWARDS: This international organization won the first Nobel Peace Prize given after the start of World War II the [International] Red Cross
#3157, aired 1998-04-28THE CALENDAR: It's the 5th month mentioned in the rhyme that begins, "Thirty days hath..." February
#3156, aired 1998-04-27WEIGHTS & MEASURES: A unit of length measuring 6 feet, or a verb meaning to comprehend Fathom
#3155, aired 1998-04-24ACTRESSES & ROLE: Kathy Bates played her in 1997; Debbie Reynolds played her in 1964 ("The Unsinkable") Molly Brown
#3154, aired 1998-04-23ENTERTAINERS: In 1997 this entertainer became the first American named an honorary U.S. veteran by Congress Bob Hope
#3153, aired 1998-04-22PSYCHOLOGY: This 1973 book & subsequent TV movie popularized the study of multiple personality disorder Sybil
#3152, aired 1998-04-21MEDICINE 1998: An aspirin-acetominophen-caffeine pill is the first FDA-approved over-the-counter pill for this malady migraine headaches
#3151, aired 1998-04-20WORLD BUSINESS: The offices of N.M. Rothschild in London fix this twice every weekday, at 10:30 A.M. & 3 P.M. the price of gold
#3150, aired 1998-04-17VOLCANOES: The 5 highest volcanoes on Earth are located in these mountains Andes
#3149, aired 1998-04-16RETAIL: Frustrated by department stores, Donald Fisher founded this chain in 1969 as a record & jeans store The Gap
#3148, aired 1998-04-15INVENTORS: He was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 1997 for inventing the supercomputer Seymour Cray
#3147, aired 1998-04-14WORLD CITIES: In 1634 a Spanish royal decree recognized it as the "Key to the New World and the Bulwark of the West Indies" Havana, Cuba
#3146, aired 1998-04-13FAMOUS AMERICANS: Among the 10 modern martyrs who will have statues in Westminster Abbey is this American, 1929-1968 Martin Luther King, Jr.
#3145, aired 1998-04-10IN THE KITCHEN: Now in over 44 million U.S. kitchens, this type of product was illegal in NYC until 1997 Garbage disposal
#3144, aired 1998-04-09CABLE TV: Spawning a web site, videos & a magazine, this A&E series has taken on a life of its own Biography
#3143, aired 1998-04-08ACTORS & THEIR FILMS: The title of Richard Burton's last feature film, or the year it was released 1984
#3142, aired 1998-04-07CHILDREN'S BOOKS & AUTHORS: He also created a 2-letter land called Ix L. Frank Baum (creator of the Wizard of Oz)
#3141, aired 1998-04-06COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: This island nation is the only country in the world named for a biblical king the Solomon Islands
#3140, aired 1998-04-03PLAYS: Based on a myth, this 1913 play became a 1938 movie, a 1956 stage musical & a 1964 movie musical Pygmalion
#3139, aired 1998-04-02THE 20th CENTURY: In 1916, his assassins included a prince and a grand duke Rasputin
#3138, aired 1998-04-01APRIL 1 IN HISTORY: April 1 is the anniversary of the Battle of Five Forks, the last decisive battle of this war the Civil War
#3137, aired 1998-03-31AVIATION: On October 14, 1997 he re-created a feat he had performed exactly fifty years earlier Chuck Yeager
#3136, aired 1998-03-30WORD ORIGINS: This type of establishment gets its name from the Latin for "to restore" a restaurant
#3135, aired 1998-03-27FAMOUS STRUCTURES: In 1930 the Chrysler Building surpassed this foreign structure by over 60 feet to become the world's tallest the Eiffel Tower
#3134, aired 1998-03-26U.S. PRESIDENTS: Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. president to wear a beard; this man was the second Ulysses S. Grant
#3133, aired 1998-03-2519th CENTURY AMERICA: Graders, gaugers, spikers & bolters built these railroads
#3132, aired 1998-03-2420th CENTURY LEADERS: He built the Valley of the Fallen, his final resting place, just north of El Escorial Francisco Franco
#3131, aired 1998-03-23SINGERS: Artist who released the 1991 double album "Who'll Buy My Memories: The I.R.S. Tapes" Willie Nelson
#3130, aired 1998-03-20FINANCE HISTORY: In the 19th c., selling stock you didn't yet own, hoping it would fall, was called selling this animal's skin a bear
#3129, aired 1998-03-19BROADCASTING: Founded in the early '50s, in 1995 it moved its headquarters from Munich to Prague Radio Free Europe
#3128, aired 1998-03-1820th CENTURY PERSONALITIES: The French call him "Le Roi du Crazy" Jerry Lewis
#3127, aired 1998-03-17STATE CAPITALS: It's the only state capital whose name has 3 sets of double letters Tallahassee
#3126, aired 1998-03-16MODERN ARTISTS: Artist who said, "On the floor I am more at ease, I feel nearer, more a part of the painting" Jackson Pollock
#3125, aired 1998-03-13HOLY DAYS: On this day you can hear "Remember that you are dust and unto dust you shall return" ritually repeated Ash Wednesday
#3124, aired 1998-03-12MEDIEVAL DRAMA: The name of this title character of a morality play has become a synonym for the average, ordinary person Everyman
#3123, aired 1998-03-11TRANSPORTATION HISTORY: In 1807 he wrote, "The distance from New York to Albany is 150 miles; I ran it up in thirty-two hours" Robert Fulton (of the steamship Clermont)
#3122, aired 1998-03-10EPITAPHS: They're the 3 words found at the top of Mel Blanc's gravestone "That's All Folks"
#3121, aired 1998-03-09WORD ORIGINS: These 2 words, for a political plan of attack & a drink used to celebrate a win, come from the same root Campaign & champagne
#3120, aired 1998-03-06COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: On July 1, 1997 its population suddenly increased by over 6 million China (because on that day they got Hong Kong back)
#3119, aired 1998-03-05AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: His books include "Skyward" (1928), "Little America" (1930) & "Alone" (1938) Admiral Richard E. Byrd
#3118, aired 1998-03-04SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES: They got their name because the man who discovered them in 1895 had no idea what they were X-Rays (discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen)
#3117, aired 1998-03-03WORLD OF BUSINESS: According to McDonald's, it's the only country where their outlets do not sell beef hamburgers India
#3116, aired 1998-03-02TV SITCOMS: For your information, this series that premiered in 1988 is TV's longest-running sitcom still on the air Murphy Brown
#3115, aired 1998-02-27TELEVISION BIOGRAPHIES: The biography of this man on PBS' "American Masters" was subtitled "Submitted for Your Approval" Rod Serling
#3114, aired 1998-02-26AMERICAN AUTHORS: He launched his lecturing career in 1866 with a talk later titled "Our Fellow Savages of the Sandwich Islands" Mark Twain
#3113, aired 1998-02-25ASIA: 19th century novelist Jose Rizal was a hero of this country's independence movement the Philippines
#3112, aired 1998-02-24FAMOUS VOYAGES: Capt. Robert FitzRoy of this ship argued that its scientific discoveries supported the Bible the Beagle
#3111, aired 1998-02-23THE CARIBBEAN: This capital, founded by Columbus' brother, is the oldest European-founded city in the Western Hemisphere Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
#3110, aired 1998-02-20POP STARS: This pop star born in 1970 was named for a song in "Paint Your Wagon" Mariah Carey ("They Call The Wind Maria")
#3109, aired 1998-02-191990s TRENDS: One nickname for this product now back in vogue comes from a Penn. region also known for wagons a cigar
#3108, aired 1998-02-18AUTHORS: He claimed that as a Pinkerton detective, he had worked the Fatty Arbuckle & Nicky Arnstein cases Dashiell Hammett
#3107, aired 1998-02-17NATIVE AMERICANS: Before this great chief died in 1877, he reportedly prophesied, "I will return to you in stone" Crazy Horse
#3106, aired 1998-02-16POPULAR FICTION: In 1996 Raymond Benson took over a book series from John Gardner, who had taken over from this 1st author Ian Fleming
#3105, aired 1998-02-13EUROPEAN CITIES: City where Goethe & Nietzsche died & a republic & a breed of dog were born Weimar (Weimar Republic & Weimaraner dog)
#3104, aired 1998-02-12U.S. STATESMEN: Between 1803 & 1848, he served as a U.S. senator, Sec. of State, president & congressman, in that order John Quincy Adams
#3103, aired 1998-02-11THE ACADEMY AWARDS: 1 of the 2 Best Picture winners in the 1990s with one-word titles Braveheart or Unforgiven
#3102, aired 1998-02-10ENGLISH LITERATURE: The 5th edition of this work, published in 1676, included a section on fly fishing by Charles Cotton The Compleat Angler (by Izaak Walton)
#3101, aired 1998-02-09THE SMITHSONIAN: Displayed in a new case in September 1997, it's the centerpiece of the Harry Winston Gallery the Hope Diamond
#3100, aired 1998-02-06U.S. CITIES: This historic city was named for the Bishop of Hippo on whose feast day the area was first sighted St. Augustine, Florida
#3099, aired 1998-02-05ROYALTY: A capital in the West Indies is named for this family name of William of Orange, King of England Nassau
#3098, aired 1998-02-04WORLD LEADERS: In a September 18, 1978 speech, he said, "Blessed are the peacemakers" President Jimmy Carter
#3097, aired 1998-02-03ASIAN NATIONS: In population, it's the largest country that's not a member of the United Nations Taiwan (Republic of China)
#3096, aired 1998-02-02LEGAL EAGLES: In 1931 he narrated "The Mystery of Life", a full-length film about evolution Clarence Darrow
#3095, aired 1998-01-30MOVIE HISTORY: This resort island lent its name to a 1948 Bogart film; the African Queen is now moored there Key Largo
#3094, aired 1998-01-29THE NOBEL PRIZE: All the medals have Alfred Nobel on 1 side; these 2 categories share an identical design on the reverse Chemistry & Physics
#3093, aired 1998-01-28GREEK MYTHOLOGY: Ariadne got the ball of twine that she gave to Theseus from this man before his flight from Crete Daedalus
#3092, aired 1998-01-27MAN IN SPACE: Mission that put the third man on the moon Apollo 12
#3091, aired 1998-01-26ANIMALS OF THE NEW WORLD: Explorer Cabeza de Vaca wrote about this "Animal with a pocket on its belly, in which it carries its young" Opossum/possum
#3090, aired 1998-01-23LIBRARIES: The millionth visitor to this library received a signed copy of "My Turn", some jelly beans & a weekend getaway The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
#3089, aired 1998-01-22SYNTHETICS: The name of this common kitchen material comes from its use in place of a mineral Formica
#3088, aired 1998-01-21THE POST OFFICE: Due to demand Bugs Bunny's U.S. commemorative stamp was the first to have a second printing since this one The Elvis Presley stamp
#3087, aired 1998-01-20PLACE NAME ORIGINS: Site of a famous leader's exile, it was named for the mother of Constantine the Great Saint Helena (where Napoleon was exiled in 1815)
#3086, aired 1998-01-19BESTSELLERS: A limited edition of this 1980 Stephen King novel featured an aluminum-coated asbestos-cloth cover Firestarter
#3085, aired 1998-01-16IN THE NEWS: Colin Powell & Jimmy Carter were among those who attended its dedication Nov. 6, 1997 at Texas A&M University George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
#3084, aired 1998-01-15SHAKESPEARE: Hamlet tells this man that Yorick was "a fellow of infinite jest" Horatio
#3083, aired 1998-01-14WORLD LEADERS: Current European head of state whose last name means "cabbage" Helmut Kohl (of Germany)
#3082, aired 1998-01-13WALL STREET: First traded in 1824 under the name New York Gas Light Co., it's the longest continually listed co. on the NYSE Consolidated Edison
#3081, aired 1998-01-12TV & MOVIE SETTINGS: The movie "Diner" & TV's "Homicide" are set in this hometown of director-producer Barry Levinson Baltimore
#3080, aired 1998-01-09NATIONAL ANTHEMS: New Zealand has 2 national anthems, "God Defend New Zealand" & this "God Save the Queen"
#3079, aired 1998-01-08ECONOMISTS: In 1980 he hosted a 10-part PBS series & co-authored the companion book, both titled "Free to Choose" Milton Friedman
#3078, aired 1998-01-07ENGLISH LITERATURE: This 1726 satire reported the existence of Mars' 2 moons 151 years before Asaph Hall discovered them Gulliver's Travels
#3077, aired 1998-01-06THE OSCARS: 1 of the 2 men who have been nominated for acting Oscars 10 times Jack Nicholson or Sir Laurence Olivier
#3076, aired 1998-01-05U.S. PRESIDENTS: 2 of the 5 presidents buried west of the Mississippi River (2 of) Eisenhower, Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon & Truman
#3075, aired 1998-01-02IN THE NEWS 1997: 50 years after a famous incident, this city got a new flag, seen here, featuring a mysterious dot in the sky: Roswell, New Mexico
#3073, aired 1997-12-31U.S. GOVERNMENT: In Spanish this agency is known as "La Migra" the Immigration and Naturalization Service
#3072, aired 1997-12-30FOOD HISTORY: 13th century invading Asian people who brought the idea of eating raw, chopped meat into the Germany area the Tatars
#3071, aired 1997-12-29WOMEN IN POLITICS: In 1995 she became the first sitting governor to give the rebuttal to a State of the Union address Christine Todd Whitman
#3070, aired 1997-12-26AMERICAN LITERATURE: Controversial even when serialized in the "National Era", it sold over 300,000 copies in book form in 1852 Uncle Tom's Cabin
#3069, aired 1997-12-25JOURNALISM: In an 1897 editorial that stated, "Thank God! He lives, and he lives forever" this question was answered "Is there a Santa Claus?" ("Yes, Virginia...")
#3068, aired 1997-12-24IN THE NEWS 1882: Queen Victoria was not amused when this animal ridden by kids at the London Zoo was sold to a U.S. showman Jumbo the elephant
#3067, aired 1997-12-23FOREIGN AIRLINES: In terms of number of passengers, it's the busiest foreign carrier operating at LAX Mexicana Airlines
#3066, aired 1997-12-22U.S. PRESIDENTS: Although he graduated 64th out of 112 in his 1935 high school class, he was voted "Most Likely To Succeed" John Fitzgerald Kennedy
#3065, aired 1997-12-19HOLLYWOOD HISTORY: It was the first, first, first, first film to use Cinerama's single-projector system It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
#3064, aired 1997-12-18WORLD WAR II: Launched Sept. 27, 1941, the first of the Liberty Ships was named for this Revolutionary War figure Patrick Henry
#3063, aired 1997-12-17PATRON SAINTS: Legend says Saint Rule brought this saint's relics to the coast of Fife in 368 St. Andrew
#3062, aired 1997-12-16FAMOUS AMERICANS: Among those who eulogized him on July 29, 1997 was his successor, David Souter William Brennan
#3061, aired 1997-12-15SPORTS: Dennis Conner is the only representative of the U.S. ever to lose this race -- he did it twice The America's Cup
#3060, aired 1997-12-12BRAND NAMES: Formulated in 1953, its first purpose was "water displacement" to prevent corrosion on missiles WD-40
#3059, aired 1997-12-11AFRICAN WILDLIFE: It can attain a speed of about 40 mph, but has only 2 toes on each of its 2 feet the ostrich
#3058, aired 1997-12-10WOMEN: 1 of the 3 women in the only statue that depicts women in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda (1 of) Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott & Elizabeth Cady Stanton
#3057, aired 1997-12-0916th CENTURY EXPLORERS: He was buried under a stone that read "Beneath this stone repose the bones of the valiant lion..." Ponce de Leon
#3056, aired 1997-12-08ACTORS & THEIR ROLES: Name shared by characters that Derek Jacobi played in a PBS miniseries & in Kenneth Branagh's film of "Hamlet" Claudius
#3055, aired 1997-12-05FOOD: Campbell Soup launched this flavor in 1990 with a recipe contest bearing President Bush in mind Cream of Broccoli
#3054, aired 1997-12-04HALLS OF FAME: Inductees into the Hall of Fame for these include Bob Keeshan, Oleg Popov & Red Skelton Clowns
#3053, aired 1997-12-03SCULPTURE: Standing on the banks of the Concord River, it's also known as the "Statue of the Embattled Farmer" the Minuteman Statue (by Daniel Chester French)
#3052, aired 1997-12-0217th CENTURY LITERATURE: Part one of this English allegory ends, "So I awoke, and behold it was a dream" "Pilgrim's Progress"
#3051, aired 1997-12-01POLITICAL ANAGRAMS: 20th century world leader whose name is an anagram of "THAT GREAT CHARMER" Margaret Thatcher
#3050, aired 1997-11-28TELEVISION: TV's No. 1 show for the 1979-80 season, it was also tops 13 years later for the 1992-93 season 60 Minutes
#3049, aired 1997-11-2720th CENTURY HISTORY: The NKVD, which liquidated its own first 2 chiefs in the 1930s, developed into this group in 1954 the KGB
#3048, aired 1997-11-26CANDY: Created in 1912, they were originally marketed with the slogan "For That Stormy Breath" Life Savers
#3047, aired 1997-11-25NOVELS: Critic Malcolm Cowley called it "a fable of the 1920s that has survived as a legend for other times" The Great Gatsby
#3046, aired 1997-11-24SOUTHERN NOVELISTS: She based the character of Dill Harris on her childhood friend Truman Capote Harper Lee (author of To Kill a Mockingbird)
#3045, aired 1997-11-21THE ARMED SERVICES: In September 1997 this branch of the U.S. Armed Services celebrated its 50th anniversary U.S. Air Force
#3044, aired 1997-11-20ART: The Italian name of this 15th century masterpiece is "L'Ultima Cena" "The Last Supper"
#3043, aired 1997-11-19POLITICAL CONNECTIONS: In 1832 when the House tried Sam Houston for contempt, he was defended by this lawyer & lyricist Francis Scott Key
#3042, aired 1997-11-18FLAGS: In 1971 the eagle replaced this animal on the flag of the U.S. Postal Service Horse
#3041, aired 1997-11-17FAMOUS SPEECHES: This 19th century speech included the line "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here..." the Gettysburg Address
#3040, aired 1997-11-14HOLIDAYS: The U.S. stamp for this December holiday used the work of "Waiting to Exhale" cover artist Synthia Saint James Kwanzaa
#3039, aired 1997-11-13TOYS: This co.'s 4-letter name is from Danish meaning "play well"; coincidentally, in Latin it means "I put together" Lego
#3038, aired 1997-11-12SHOPPING U.S.A.: The first store of this giant chain opened in Rogers, Arkansas, population 5,700, in 1962 Wal-Mart
#3037, aired 1997-11-1118th CENTURY IN THE NEWS: On Dec. 17, 1773 342 chests of this were in the news Tea (the Boston Tea Party took place)
#3036, aired 1997-11-10THE CONSTITUTION: Word completing the line "Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in" this jeopardy
#3035, aired 1997-11-07WOMEN AUTHORS: Tourists may visit the Chawton, England home of this sensible 19th C. novelist, still popular today Jane Austen
#3034, aired 1997-11-06CARTOON CHARACTERS: This foe of Bugs Bunny is a marsupial Tasmanian Devil
#3033, aired 1997-11-05HISTORIC NAMES: In 1935, at the request of President Manuel Quezon, he was appointed military advisor to the Philippines Douglas MacArthur
#3032, aired 1997-11-04FAMOUS AMERICANS: He delivered eulogies for Jackie Robinson in 1972 & Cleveland mayor Carl Stokes in 1996 Rev. Jesse Jackson
#3031, aired 1997-11-03AMERICAN LITERATURE: In 1900 he published his first collection of stories, "The Son of the Wolf" Jack London
#3030, aired 1997-10-31HALLOWEEN: Mythical Halloween being in the title of the oft-repeated animated TV special that debuted October 27, 1966 the Great Pumpkin (It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)
#3029, aired 1997-10-30THE WESTERN U.S.: This city's official seal depicts a phoenix & a motto in Spanish: "Gold in Peace -- Iron in War" San Francisco
#3028, aired 1997-10-29SAME LAST NAMES: The 2 founders of a textbook publishing house, or the pair who sang the country hit "It's Your Love" McGraw & Hill
#3027, aired 1997-10-2820th CENTURY POLITICIANS: He was the first incumbent vice president to be elected president since 1836 George (Herbert Walker) Bush
#3026, aired 1997-10-27FAMOUS BUILDINGS: Richard Burbage & Sam Wanamaker, about 400 years apart, were responsible for its building & rebuilding The Globe Theatre
#3025, aired 1997-10-24PLAYWRIGHTS: In 1948 he returned to Europe & soon co-founded the Berliner Ensemble to stage his works Bertolt Brecht
#3024, aired 1997-10-23MILITARY NEWS: On June 11, 1997 the Army deactivated the 43rd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, its last, in this country (South) Korea
#3023, aired 1997-10-22MODERN U.S. HISTORY: This group consisted of the Chief Justice, 4 members of Congress, & ex-heads of the CIA & the World Bank The Warren Commission
#3022, aired 1997-10-21U.S. JUSTICE: This state carries out the most executions by far Texas
#3021, aired 1997-10-20MOVIE ACTRESSES: Her career began with the silent "An Unseen Enemy" in 1912 & ended with "The Whales of August" 75 years later Lillian Gish
#3020, aired 1997-10-17CONGRESSMEN: He was the chief sponsor of the Self-Employed Individuals Tax Retirement Act of 1962 Eugene Keogh
#3019, aired 1997-10-16FAMOUS PAIRS: A new Ford V-8, stolen by this pair in Topeka on April 29, 1934, became world famous a few weeks later Bonnie (Parker) & Clyde (Barrow)
#3018, aired 1997-10-1520th CENTURY NOVELISTS: After success writing in English, he & his son Dmitri translated some of his earlier Russian novels Vladimir Nabokov
#3017, aired 1997-10-14AWARDS: The Maggie Awards given by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America are named for her Margaret Sanger
#3016, aired 1997-10-13BESTSELLERS: This 1974 bestseller was originally subtitled "A Novel of a Girl with a Frightening Power" Carrie (by Stephen King)
#3015, aired 1997-10-10MUSEUMS: The Conspiracy Museum opened in this U.S. city in 1995 Dallas
#3014, aired 1997-10-09FAMOUS WOMEN: In 1997, in honor of her 90th birthday, she was made honorary First Lady of Old Saybrook, Connecticut Katharine Hepburn
#3013, aired 1997-10-08SILENT MOVIES: A special 1996 comic book put Superman in the world of this classic 1926 German film Metropolis
#3012, aired 1997-10-07THE BIBLE: The Hebrew title of this 2-part Old Testament book can be translated as "the events of the days" Chronicles
#3011, aired 1997-10-06TELEVISION: In reviewing this May 1997 4-hour miniseries, TV Guide said NBC didn't "quite hit a Homer" The Odyssey
#3010, aired 1997-10-03BATTLES: Napoleon's plans to invade England were dashed by this October 21, 1805 battle Battle of Trafalgar
#3009, aired 1997-10-02WORLD GEOGRAPHY: You can view the Jungfrau Peak from the main street of this town between the Brienz & Thun Lakes Interlaken, Switzerland
#3008, aired 1997-10-01AMERICANA: The first 24-hour 7-Eleven opened in 1963 in this city Las Vegas
#3007, aired 1997-09-30SHAKESPEARE: Shakespeare's only play named for a Tudor monarch Henry VIII
#3006, aired 1997-09-29RELIGIOUS TITLES: In 1996 the Roman Catholic church had 48 men with this title in the U.S.; the Anglican church has 2 in England Archbishop
#3005, aired 1997-09-26U.S. GOVERNMENT: This group that first met in 1942 didn't get a permanent chairman until 1949 The Joint Chiefs of Staff
#3004, aired 1997-09-25IN THE NEWS: Requested by Ulysses S. Grant in the 1870s, it was first used by Bill Clinton August 11, 1997 Line-Item Veto
#3003, aired 1997-09-2419th CENTURY FICTION: The 1853 novel "Clotel, or The President's Daughter" alleges that this man had an affair with a slave Thomas Jefferson
#3002, aired 1997-09-23HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: In 1756 Voltaire said of this political entity that none of the 3 parts of its name was accurate the Holy Roman Empire
#3001, aired 1997-09-22FOOD & DRINK HISTORY: Its original name meant "bitter water" & it was made palatable to Europeans after the Spaniards added sugar chocolate
#3000, aired 1997-09-19HOLIDAYS: Alphabetically, the federal legal public holidays in the U.S. run from Christmas to this Veterans Day
#2999, aired 1997-09-18FAMOUS NAMES: The Washington Post once described him as "the mother of all embarrassing brothers" Billy Carter
#2998, aired 1997-09-171997 FILMS: At the end of this 1997 film, the dedication "For Carl" appears onscreen "Contact"
#2997, aired 1997-09-16NEW ENGLAND COLONISTS: Thomas Morton of Merry Mount was arrested in 1628 by this neighbor & pilgrim he called "Captaine Shrimp" Miles Standish
#2996, aired 1997-09-15COMPOSERS: Composer whose works inspired stage hits by David Henry Hwang & Jonathan Larson Giacomo Puccini
#2995, aired 1997-09-12LAW ENFORCEMENT: This police force developed from bands of Indian fighters who protected American settlers in Mexico the Texas Rangers
#2994, aired 1997-09-11TELEVISION: A 1997 episode of this series guest-starred Philip Michael Thomas & Tommy Chong Nash Bridges
#2993, aired 1997-09-10WALL STREET: As part of 1997 changes to its industrial average group, Dow Jones replaced Woolworth with this retailer Wal-Mart
#2992, aired 1997-09-09STATE CAPITALS: Its full Spanish name originally meant "The Royal City of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi" Santa Fe, New Mexico
#2991, aired 1997-09-08BRITISH ROYALTY: She was 6 years old & still known by the name Catalina when Columbus set sail for the New World Catherine of Aragon
#2990, aired 1997-09-05U.S. STAMPS: Its anniversary was honored with the following: The Emancipation Proclamation
#2989, aired 1997-09-04REPUBLICANS: He died in Topeka October 12, 1987, a month after his 100th birthday Alf Landon
#2988, aired 1997-09-03FAMILIAR PHRASES: The phrase "Flower Power" was coined by this poet in the 1960s Allen Ginsberg
#2987, aired 1997-09-02RELIGION: Written in 1517, the 62nd of these is "The true treasure of the church is the holy gospel of... God" the 95 Theses
#2986, aired 1997-09-01FAMOUS NAMES: At this man's death in 1997, Jacques Chirac called him probably the best known Frenchman in the world Jacques-Yves Cousteau
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