Season 16 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#3675, aired 2000-07-21HISTORIC CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY: It includes 3 present Atlantic provinces, & in the 18th C. 4,000 inhabitants of it took a long trip southwest Acadia
#3674, aired 2000-07-20CLASSICAL COMPOSERS: Siegfried's funeral march was played when this man's coffin reached the train station in 1883 Richard Wagner
#3673, aired 2000-07-19THE MAP OF EUROPE: Bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary & Croatia, it's one of the world's newest independent countries Slovenia
#3672, aired 2000-07-18FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: A 1965 novel by this author introduced his alter ego, sci-fi writer Kilgore Trout Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
#3671, aired 2000-07-17THE MOVIES: 1937 film whose 1954 & 1976 musical remakes each produced soundtracks that hit No. 1 A Star is Born
#3670, aired 2000-07-14SPORTS BOOKS: In 1998 the author of this controversial 1970 book was finally invited to play in a Yankees old-timers' game "Ball Four" (by Jim Bouton)
#3669, aired 2000-07-13THE MARS PATHFINDER MISSION: The only landscape feature the mission named for a real person, this rock seemed to have a bowl haircut Moe (Moe Howard of the Three Stooges)
#3668, aired 2000-07-12WORLD CAPITALS: Founded in 1840, this city is the world's southernmost national capital Wellington, New Zealand
#3667, aired 2000-07-11THE PULITZER PRIZES: Theodore H. White, the first general nonfiction winner, won for an account of this man's election to the U.S. presidency John F. Kennedy ("The Making of the President, 1960")
#3666, aired 2000-07-10FAMOUS NAMES: "The Line King" is a film about this man whose work has been in the New York Times for the last 70 years Al Hirschfeld
#3665, aired 2000-07-07CURRENT TELEVISION: Dee Dee Myers is a consultant to this drama series The West Wing
#3664, aired 2000-07-06ACADEMY AWARD HISTORY: The first African-American Best Actress nominee, her life was the subject of a 1999 HBO film Dorothy Dandridge
#3663, aired 2000-07-05INVENTIONS: The delivery system for Ban deodorant, introduced in 1955, was based on this invention, patented in 1938 Ball Point Pen
#3662, aired 2000-07-04U.S. HISTORY: In 1965 President Johnson flew to this state to sign the Medicare bill with a former president as witness Missouri
#3661, aired 2000-07-031962: On October 28, 1962 this 68-year-old world leader "blinked" Nikita Khrushchev
#3660, aired 2000-06-30MOVIE DIRECTORS: Last name of the director whose production company is called 1492 Pictures (Chris) Columbus
#3659, aired 2000-06-29BRITISH LITERATURE: This 1901 novel named for its hero opens at the Lahore Museum Kim
#3658, aired 2000-06-28THE PULITZER PRIZES: The first man to win the Pulitzer Prize for his film criticism, he's lobbied for a Pulitzer Prize for the movies Roger Ebert
#3657, aired 2000-06-27ODD JOBS: Among men in this occupation, King Henry VIII's was Will Somers & King Arthur's was Dagonet Court jester
#3656, aired 2000-06-26STATE CAPITALS: Its name means "sheltered harbor" Honolulu, Hawaii
#3655, aired 2000-06-23CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: "Max et les Maximonstres" is the French title of this children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are"
#3654, aired 2000-06-22CONTEMPORARY AMERICANS: This man's father, an Omaha stockbroker & politician, once returned his Congressional pay raise Warren Buffett
#3653, aired 2000-06-21SCIENCE WORD ORIGINS: Coined by the chemist J.B. van Helmont, the word gas comes from this Greek word meaning "unformed mass" chaos
#3652, aired 2000-06-20U.S. PAPER CURRENCY: With one of each of the Treasury's currently produced denominations, you'd have this much money $188.00
#3651, aired 2000-06-19HISTORIC PEOPLE: Venetians called him "Il Milione", man of the million lies Marco Polo
#3650, aired 2000-06-16RECENT MOVIES: This film was based in part on the 1974 autobiography "The 16th Round" The Hurricane
#3649, aired 2000-06-15THE SUPREME COURT: These 2 justices who graduated at the top of their classes were both first offered jobs as typists by the top law firms Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Sandra Day O'Connor
#3648, aired 2000-06-14AIRPORT CODES: The 3-letter code for this airport came from what was on the site before it -- Orchard Place O'Hare Airport, Chicago - ORD
#3647, aired 2000-06-13FAMOUS SCIENTISTS: At his death in 1727, he left over one million words he had written on alchemy & the occult Sir Isaac Newton
#3646, aired 2000-06-12MAGAZINES: In 1925 it was founded by an ex-editor of Stars and Stripes; in the '90s it was run by an ex-editor of Vanity Fair The New Yorker
#3645, aired 2000-06-09EXPLORATION: In 1498 Vasco da Gama landed at Calicut, India, "in search of Christians and" these spices
#3644, aired 2000-06-08THE BIBLE: According to the King James Version of the Bible, the number of people on Noah's Ark 8
#3643, aired 2000-06-07WOMEN IN POEMS: Poe wrote "To" her, "Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home..." Helen
#3642, aired 2000-06-06NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC: In 1999 in Norfolk, the Virginia Symphony premiered Steve Heitzeg's "Aqua", an homage to this man Jacques Cousteau
#3641, aired 2000-06-05U.S. COLLEGES: This college for women was founded by Joseph Taylor, a physician who lived not far from Philadelphia Bryn Mawr College
#3640, aired 2000-06-02'90s OLYMPIC NAMES: She told Women's Sports & Fitness, "Strangers, fans, people on the street... always want to pick me up and carry me" Kerri Strug
#3639, aired 2000-06-01ARTISTS: He was born in 1864 to 2 first cousins Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
#3638, aired 2000-05-31CLOTHING: Article of clothing named for an old character who dressed in loose trousers in Commedia Dell'arte Pantaloons (named for Pantalone)
#3637, aired 2000-05-30ACTORS: While pregnant with him, the mother of this actor, gazing at the Uffizi's art, 1st felt him move, hence his 1st name Leonardo DiCaprio
#3636, aired 2000-05-29WORLD CITIES: By the time it hosts the Summer Olympics in 2004, this city plans to have a car-free zone linking its ancient sites Athens
#3635, aired 2000-05-26BASEBALL HISTORY: Current name of the National League team that started out in the 1870s as the Boston Red Stockings Atlanta Braves
#3634, aired 2000-05-25SOCIAL SCIENCE: It's estimated that of 6,000 in the world today, half will vanish in the next 100 years, including Jingulu & Chamicuro Languages
#3633, aired 2000-05-24BOOKS & AUTHORS: Famous profession of the woman who wrote the 1999 inspirational book "The Long Program" Ice/Figure Skater (book written by Peggy Fleming)
#3632, aired 2000-05-23ASIA: It's Asia's southernmost national capital Jakarta (Indonesia)
#3631, aired 2000-05-2219th CENTURY CRIMES: It resulted from the perpetrator's delusion that he was going to be ambassador to France The Garfield Assassination
#3630, aired 2000-05-19ASIAN HISTORY: This peninsula of 85,000 square miles was ruled by a single dynasty from 1392 to 1910 Korea
#3629, aired 2000-05-18CHIEF JUSTICES OF THE U.S.: He administered the presidential oath of office more times than any other chief justice -- 9 times John Marshall
#3628, aired 2000-05-17WORD ORIGINS: In Homer, Athena takes the form of this old friend of Odysseus to advise Odysseus' young son Mentor
#3627, aired 2000-05-16WORLD LEADERS: Early in the 20th century, he took one of many pseudonyms, Nguyen Ai Quoc, or "Nguyen the Patriot" Ho Chi Minh
#3626, aired 2000-05-1519th CENTURY PERSONALITIES: Known to many as The Colossus, this man was elected to the Cape Colony Assembly in 1881 Cecil Rhodes
#3625, aired 2000-05-12WORLD LANDMARKS: In the 1920s this nation's churches pooled their money & erected a 120-foot religious monument on a 2,300-foot peak Brazil
#3624, aired 2000-05-11U.S. SYMBOLISM: By a 1782 resolution, they represent valor; purity & innocence; and vigilance, justice & perseverance Red, White & Blue
#3623, aired 2000-05-10LITERATURE: An edition of this 1934 book had on its cover a crab & "Not to be imported into Great Britain or U.S.A." Tropic of Cancer (by Henry Miller)
#3622, aired 2000-05-09FAMOUS WOMEN: 1 of the 2 women who've appeared the most on the cover of Time Magazine, they're separated by 2,000 years Princess Diana or The Virgin Mary
#3621, aired 2000-05-08U.S. STATES: Before Congress named it for a person, its residents wanted to call it the territory of Columbia Washington
#3620, aired 2000-05-05CLASSIC SITCOMS: This '70s character was given his last name because he talked ignorant nonsense Archie Bunker
#3619, aired 2000-05-04FILM CLASSICS: This 1951 classic stars the AFI's top picks for the greatest male & female film legends The African Queen (Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn)
#3618, aired 2000-05-03FAMOUS RELATIVES: Around 1780 this grandfather of Charles Darwin invented a pyrometer to measure high heat in his kilns Josiah Wedgwood
#3617, aired 2000-05-02BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: "Built From Scratch" is a book on how Bernie Marcus & Arthur Blank remodeled this chain founded in 1978 Home Depot
#3616, aired 2000-05-01SCULPTURE: This, the largest sculpture in the United States, is not located in South Dakota Stone Mountain (in Georgia)
#3615, aired 2000-04-28SPORTS CHAMPIONS: Winning in 1965 & 1966, he was the first man to win the Masters golf tournament in 2 consecutive years Jack Nicklaus
#3614, aired 2000-04-27STATE NAME ORIGINS: 3 of the 4 states whose names come from the first names of European kings (3 of) Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina & South Carolina
#3613, aired 2000-04-26U.S. CITIES: The 34 peaks of the roof of this city's airport represent mountains that are about 30 miles away Denver
#3612, aired 2000-04-2520th CENTURY HEROES: Jean Moulin was one of the chief organizers & martyrs of this movement French Resistance (Maquis)
#3611, aired 2000-04-24PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS: Playwright who wrote the historical dramas "Erik XIV", "Gustav Adolf" & "Gustav Vasa" August Strindberg
#3610, aired 2000-04-21SPORTS LEGENDS: Retired since 1977, he said, "All I can say is I'm glad I never had to go up against Mia Hamm" Pele
#3609, aired 2000-04-20FAMOUS AMERICANS: The first person selected to the Intl. Swimming Hall of Fame, his last starring film role was in 1955's "Devil Goddess" Johnny Weissmuller
#3608, aired 2000-04-19ENGLISH: Group of 4 letters that sounds different within words for done, exhaustive, hack, idea, branch & coarse "O-U-G-H"
#3607, aired 2000-04-18WORLD WAR II BATTLES: In 1998 Bill Surgi helped locate the sunken aircraft carrier Yorktown, a ship he last saw during this WWII battle Midway
#3606, aired 2000-04-17BRAND NAME PEOPLE: Immigrating to the U.S. at age 17, he cooked at the Plaza in New York & catered Pres. Wilson's wedding reception in 1915 Chef Boyardee (real name Ettore Boiardi)
#3605, aired 2000-04-14POTENT POTABLES: Founded in Cuba in 1862, it's the world's bestselling brand of spirits Bacardi
#3604, aired 2000-04-13INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Winner of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, this group once used the slogan "We Have Two Billion People in our Waiting Room" Doctors Without Borders
#3603, aired 2000-04-12SPACE EXPLORATION: A plaque left on the Moon in July 1969 contains the signatures of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & these 2 men Richard Nixon & Michael Collins (the third Apollo 11 astronaut)
#3602, aired 2000-04-11NURSERY RHYME CHARACTERS: This nursery rhyme character's name goes back to the Jacobites' satiric nickname for the Prince of Orange Wee Willie Winkie
#3601, aired 2000-04-10'90s NOTABLES: In 1999 a stretch of I-70 that runs past Busch Stadium was renamed in his honor Mark McGwire
#3600, aired 2000-04-07TRAVEL & TOURISM: One of Iowa's top tourist attractions is a set from this 1989 movie Field of Dreams
#3599, aired 2000-04-06POLITICIANS: Later speaker, he replaced JFK in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1953 Thomas "Tip" O'Neill
#3598, aired 2000-04-05EUROPEAN AUTHORS: The name of this author who died in 1924 has become an adjective meaning surreal or nightmarish Franz Kafka (Kafkaesque)
#3597, aired 2000-04-04FAMOUS MIDDLE NAMES: This middle name of a famous composer means "beloved by God" (Wolfgang) Amadeus (Mozart)
#3596, aired 2000-04-03TECHNOLOGY: In 1933 Marconi set up one of the first microwave radio systems, between Castel Gandolfo & this sovereign state Vatican City
#3595, aired 2000-03-31VICE PRESIDENTS: He once wrote to his son-in-law, "In New York I am to be disenfranchised and in New Jersey hanged" Aaron Burr
#3594, aired 2000-03-30ACTRESSES: She's the granddaughter of an Oscar winner, the niece of a 2-time Oscar winner, & the daughter of a 1997 nominee Bridget Fonda
#3593, aired 2000-03-29AMERICAN LITERATURE: The title of this novella that won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize consists of 6 words, each of which is 3 letters long "The Old Man and the Sea"
#3592, aired 2000-03-28PLAYS: In 1998 the city of New Orleans gave the title object of this play to the city of San Francisco "A Streetcar Named Desire"
#3591, aired 2000-03-27FAMOUS WOMEN: This woman who made death masks of guillotine victims took the Bastille gate key after the 1789 storming Marie Tussaud
#3590, aired 2000-03-24FUN WITH FIRST FAMILIES: If the mother of the 35th president married the father of the 41st, she would have been named this Rose Bush
#3589, aired 2000-03-23MODERN MUSIC: His 1998 "Greatest Hits" album made him the first instrumentalist to have 7 consecutive multi-platinum albums Kenny G
#3588, aired 2000-03-22HISTORIC PEOPLE: After his 1955 death, his papers were given to Jerusalem's Hebrew Univ. & his violin was left to his grandson Albert Einstein
#3587, aired 2000-03-21PRETTY FLOWERS: Growing this pretty flower seen here can get you in big trouble the opium poppy
#3586, aired 2000-03-20ARMIES OF THE WORLD: The national orchestra of this nation on the Mediterranean Sea is larger than its army Monaco
#3585, aired 2000-03-17HISTORIC AMERICAN HOMES: In 1999 famous Shakespearean actors joined an effort to preserve this murderer's childhood home John Wilkes Booth (It's called Tudor Hall & it's near Baltimore)
#3584, aired 2000-03-16SPACE: On Nov. 13, 1999 a body circling HD 209458 became the first new planet to be photographed since this one Pluto
#3583, aired 2000-03-15ARTISTS: As of Oct. 1999, of the 10 most expensive paintings sold at public auction, these 2 artists had 4 each on the list Pablo Picasso & Vincent Van Gogh
#3582, aired 2000-03-14ORGANIZATIONS: After the decline of cathedral building in the 1600s, this organization began to accept non-stoneworkers The Masons
#3581, aired 2000-03-13SPORTS STARS: Born in 1980, this world champion figure skater was named for a Beatles hit Michelle Kwan
#3580, aired 2000-03-10FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: In a 1963 book this character found out his family motto in Latin would be "Orbis Non Sufficit" James Bond ("The World Is Not Enough")
#3579, aired 2000-03-09WORLD CAPITALS: A large bay bearing its name borders this capital settled by the Spaniards in 1571 Manila, Philippines (Manila Bay)
#3578, aired 2000-03-08TEXTILES: This synthetic material is named for the sports venue where it was installed in 1966 AstroTurf (for the Houston Astrodome)
#3577, aired 2000-03-07MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Newly discovered, perhaps the oldest playable instrument is one of these, made from a crane's bone Flute
#3576, aired 2000-03-06SINGERS: Popular 1950s vocalist who has written the autobiographies "Girl Singer" & "This for Remembrance" Rosemary Clooney
#3575, aired 2000-03-03FAMOUS AMERICANS: He coined the term "Usonian" for his U.S. designs that were meant to bring beauty & humanity to ordinary people Frank Lloyd Wright
#3574, aired 2000-03-02BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: This U.S. firm is the world's largest processor of tomatoes H.J. Heinz
#3573, aired 2000-03-01ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY: In 1988 his body was moved to Arlington & buried next to Robert Peary Matthew Henson
#3572, aired 2000-02-29THE 13 COLONIES: 1 of the 2 original colonies whose names came from American Indian words (1 of) Connecticut or Massachusetts
#3571, aired 2000-02-281999 BOOKS: This controversial biography of a famous American has a foreign nationality as its title "Dutch" (presidential biography of Ronald Reagan by Edmund Morris)
#3570, aired 2000-02-25THEATRE: In 1999 Del Close willed this to the Goodman Theatre in Chicago to be used in Act 5, Scene 1 of "Hamlet" His own skull (to be used in the scene, "Alas, poor Yorick...")
#3569, aired 2000-02-24THE ACADEMY AWARDS: The only person named Oscar to win an Oscar, he won twice Oscar Hammerstein II
#3568, aired 2000-02-23CLASSICAL MUSIC: On May 2, 1936 "Peter and the Wolf" had its world premiere in this capital city Moscow
#3567, aired 2000-02-22U.S. SENATORS: This former Navy SEAL is the only current member of Congress who has earned the Medal of Honor Robert Kerrey
#3566, aired 2000-02-21U.S. CITIES: This city's flag shows 2 rivers joining behind a fleur-de-lis St. Louis (at the confluence of the Missouri & Mississippi Rivers)
#3565, aired 2000-02-18GEOGRAPHIC EXTREMES: The city of Tromso in this country is home to the world's northernmost university & brewery Norway
#3564, aired 2000-02-17WORLD LEADERS: This world leader who left office as president in 1994 titled his autobiography "The Last Trek: A New Beginning" F.W. de Klerk (of South Africa)
#3563, aired 2000-02-16OSCAR-WINNING MOVIES: Its final scene includes the line "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner" The Silence of the Lambs
#3562, aired 2000-02-15U.S. PRESIDENTS: The 2 U.S. presidents who served as governors of states west of the Mississippi River Ronald Reagan (California) & Bill Clinton (Arkansas)
#3561, aired 2000-02-14HISTORIC QUOTATIONS: According to Suetonius it was inscribed on a parade wagon after the 5-day Pontic campaign of 47 B.C. "Veni, Vidi, Vici" ("I came, I saw, I conquered")
#3560, aired 2000-02-11MAMMALS: The 2 mammals that live at the highest altitude on a permanent basis are the pika & this animal Yak
#3559, aired 2000-02-10FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: Title hero whose boarding school's motto is "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus", "Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon" Harry Potter
#3558, aired 2000-02-09CLASSIC TOYS: In response to anti-tobacco protests, this toy gave up its attachable pipe in 1987 Mr. Potato Head
#3557, aired 2000-02-08POETRY: Title hero who "silently rowed to the Charlestown shore, just as the moon rose over the bay" Paul Revere
#3556, aired 2000-02-07WORLD GEOGRAPHY: The land closest to zero longitude, zero latitude & zero altitude, Cape Three Points is found on this continent Africa
#3555, aired 2000-02-04FILMS OF THE '80s: The one-word title of this 1985 film refers to Samuel Lapp, a Penn. farm boy who makes his first visit to a city Witness
#3554, aired 2000-02-03SPORTS ORIGINS: This American sport traces its roots back to the '30s & Southern bootleggers who outran the law Stock car racing
#3553, aired 2000-02-02FINANCIERS: The Federal Reserve System was founded partly in response to his March 31, 1913 death J.P. Morgan
#3552, aired 2000-02-01HISTORIC NAMES: To honor his work, this man's daughter took the name Maria Celeste when she became a nun in 1616 Galileo
#3551, aired 2000-01-31CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale" was inspired by this famous woman Jenny Lind
#3550, aired 2000-01-28FRONT PAGE HISTORY: An August 6, 1945 Associated Press story described this as a "Japanese army base" Hiroshima (story about the dropping of the first atomic bomb)
#3549, aired 2000-01-27MEDIEVAL FIRSTS: In the Middle Ages, this man introduced fireworks to western Europe Marco Polo
#3548, aired 2000-01-26COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: In area, it's the largest country that does not belong to the United Nations Switzerland
#3547, aired 2000-01-25THE TONY AWARDS: (Hi, I'm Brian Dennehy) This man won a Tony for writing the Best Play of 1949 and I had the honor of presenting him with a Lifetime Achievement Tony in 1999 Arthur Miller (wrote "Death of a Salesman")
#3546, aired 2000-01-24FOOD & DRINK: Its name is from Gaelic for "water of life" Whiskey
#3545, aired 2000-01-21MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS: "You Can Leave Your Hat On" & "The Stripper" are on the soundtrack of this 1997 Oscar-nominated movie The Full Monty
#3544, aired 2000-01-20OPERA SINGERS: In 1999 Placido Domingo opened the Met for a record 18th time, breaking this man's record of 17 Enrico Caruso
#3543, aired 2000-01-19THE BOOK TRADE: According to USA Today, they're the 2 nonconsecutive months that see the highest cookbook sales May & December
#3542, aired 2000-01-18IN THE NEWS: The U.N. designated October 12, 1999 as the date the Earth's population reached this figure 6 billion
#3541, aired 2000-01-17U.S. STAMPS: FDR's in 1982 was the last stamp to show 1 of these; they were removed from photos of Jackson Pollock & Edward R. Murrow Cigarette
#3540, aired 2000-01-14HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS: On Dec. 7, 1995 this state officially renamed its portion of Interstate 10 as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway Arizona (because of the Arizona battleship that was sunk at Pearl Harbor)
#3539, aired 2000-01-13WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS: This phrase originally referred to the period between July & August, when Sirius rises with the sun Dog days of summer
#3538, aired 2000-01-12NEOLOGISMS: In his 1984 novel "Neuromancer", William Gibson coined this 10-letter term for a virtual reality computer network Cyberspace
#3537, aired 2000-01-11TELEVISION HISTORY: In the late '60s this character was created to show children it's okay to be grumpy Oscar the Grouch (from "Sesame Street")
#3536, aired 2000-01-10MEDICAL HISTORY: Anne Miller, the first person whose life was saved by this drug, lived 57 more years, dying in 1999 penicillin
#3535, aired 2000-01-07YANKEE STADIUM HISTORY: A plaque in Monument Park honors this ex-"Cardinal" for a 1979 event held at the stadium Pope John Paul II
#3534, aired 2000-01-06NONFICTION AUTHORS: First published in 1946, a book written by this man became the bestselling book in the U.S. after the Bible Dr. Benjamin Spock ("Baby and Child Care")
#3533, aired 2000-01-05ECOLOGY: Former Monty Python member John Cleese has joined a campaign to save this bird from extinction Parrot
#3532, aired 2000-01-04THE MUSICAL U.S.: In 1999 this state acquired the rights to use John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" to promote tourism West Virginia
#3531, aired 2000-01-03FROM PLAY TO BALLET: This character became the heroine of the dramatic ballet "The Moor's Pavane" Desdemona
#3530, aired 1999-12-31TODAY'S SPORTS STARS: He was named after Japanese beef Kobe Bryant
#3529, aired 1999-12-30HISTORIC QUESTIONS: "'Yes,' said he, with a kind smile, lifting his cap slightly" was the reply to this 1871 question "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
#3528, aired 1999-12-29THE 1970s: A change of procedure in 1979 led to 3 of these being named Bob, David & Frederic Hurricanes
#3527, aired 1999-12-28ARTISTS: Looking at kids' art, he said at "Their age I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like them" Pablo Picasso
#3526, aired 1999-12-27AUTHORS: In 1594 he took a job as a tax collector in Andalusia Miguel de Cervantes
#3525, aired 1999-12-24RELIGION: A 1999 study concluded that this 13-foot-long, 3-foot-wide holy relic dates back to pre-8th century Jerusalem Shroud of Turin
#3524, aired 1999-12-23LANGUAGES: Of the 6 official languages of the United Nations, the one spoken by the fewest people worldwide French
#3523, aired 1999-12-22FOOD & SPORTS: In August 1999, for the first time in its 75-year history, Wheaties began featuring players of this sport on its boxes Soccer
#3522, aired 1999-12-211999 TELEVISION: The final episode of this sitcom was called "The Final Frontier" Mad About You
#3521, aired 1999-12-20POLITICIANS: This politician adopted his last name from a southern California beach & surfing community Governor Jesse Ventura
#3520, aired 1999-12-17NAME'S THE SAME: Name shared by a British film company & an American who made millions in oil & pharmaceuticals Hammer (Hammer Films/Armand Hammer)
#3519, aired 1999-12-16CONTROVERSIAL FOOD & DRINK: Pope Clement VIII said of this beverage around 1600, "We shall cheat Satan" by baptizing it as a Christian beverage Coffee
#3518, aired 1999-12-15OPERA: A 1920s discovery proved that some of the instruments used in this 1871 opera were historically accurate "Aida"
#3517, aired 1999-12-14AMERICAN AUTHORS: His bestselling first novel, published in 1846, was set in Polynesia Herman Melville ("Typee")
#3516, aired 1999-12-13STATE LICENSE PLATES: Utah changed one letter in "Greatest Show on Earth" to produce this phrase on its license plates "Greatest Snow on Earth" (skiing)
#3515, aired 1999-12-10CLASSIC TELEVISION: This series was set at 165 Eaton Place, 6 floors, basement to attic Upstairs, Downstairs
#3514, aired 1999-12-09HONORS: To remain "Free to blast and bollock Blairite Britain" Tony Harrison declined this post in 1999 Poet Laureate of England
#3513, aired 1999-12-08AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY: This man for whom a car is named previously worked for Daimler-Benz & designed the Volkswagen Ferdinand Porsche
#3512, aired 1999-12-07ROCK PERFORMERS: 2 of 4 performing duos inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2 of) The Everly Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner, Sam & Dave, and Simon & Garfunkel
#3511, aired 1999-12-06HISTORIC WOMEN: In 1998 the director of the U.S. Mint called her "a woman of exemplary physical courage and stamina" Sacajawea
#3510, aired 1999-12-03POLITICS: In 1999 the Bushes became the first brothers to serve as governor at the same time since these 2 brothers in 1971 Nelson & Winthrop Rockefeller
#3509, aired 1999-12-02NOVELISTS: "Omerta", the title of the last book he completed before his death in 1999, is Sicilian for "code of silence" Mario Puzo
#3508, aired 1999-12-01WORLD CITIES: Around 59 B.C. the Romans settled what is now this city, & gave it a Latin name that means "blossoming" Florence
#3507, aired 1999-11-30JAZZ SINGERS: Comedian Harry Anderson was among those who gave eulogies at this singer's June 1999 funeral Mel Torme
#3506, aired 1999-11-29U.S. STATES: It's the only state whose name & capital city both consist of 2 words New Mexico (Santa Fe)
#3505, aired 1999-11-26HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS: 2 of the 4 20th century U.S. presidents after whom streets in Paris are named (2 of) Eisenhower, Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt & Wilson
#3504, aired 1999-11-25U.S. STATES: The 2 states which have "Waltz" in the title of their state songs Missouri & Tennessee
#3503, aired 1999-11-24PUBLICATIONS: Its first issue was intended to be read on sabbath day, August 5, 1821 The Saturday Evening Post
#3502, aired 1999-11-23MONUMENTS: Over 90% of the sculpting on Mount Rushmore was done with this Dynamite
#3501, aired 1999-11-22FAMOUS WEDDINGS: In 1998 a 61-year-old piece of this couple's wedding cake sold for $26,000 at Sotheby's The Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) & Wallis Simpson
#3500, aired 1999-11-19THE PLANETS: Containing less than 1% of the mass in the solar system, it's the second most massive object in it Jupiter
#3499, aired 1999-11-18MANHATTAN LANDMARKS: Appropriately, this hotel on West 44th Street has a Round Table Suite the Algonquin
#3498, aired 1999-11-17MODERN MARRIAGE: He's the only president of the United States who had been divorced Ronald Reagan
#3497, aired 1999-11-16DIRECTORS: Appropriately, the 100th anniversary of this director's birth was on a Friday the 13th -- August 13, 1999 Alfred Hitchcock
#3496, aired 1999-11-15FAMOUS NAMES: On a Feb. 1995 shuttle mission, pilot Eileen Collins took along a scarf that had belonged to this woman Amelia Earhart
#3495, aired 1999-11-12HISTORIC QUOTES: One month prior to his hanging on December 2, 1859, he said that he had no design to "excite slaves to rebel" John Brown
#3494, aired 1999-11-11U.S. LAKES: This lake is the remnant of former Lake Bonneville, which existed during the Pleistocene epoch The Great Salt Lake
#3493, aired 1999-11-10AFRICA: Towns in this country include Marshall & Tubmanburg Liberia
#3492, aired 1999-11-09HISTORIC AMERICANS: This Virginian, beloved in peace & war, is featured on the Great Seal of the Confederacy George Washington
#3491, aired 1999-11-08PEOPLE & PLACES: In 1999 only a few hundred Americans known as Zonians were left in this country Panama
#3490, aired 1999-11-05MODERN TECHNOLOGY: Common name given Douglas Engelbart's device, an "X-Y position indicator for a display system" a mouse
#3489, aired 1999-11-04PUBLICATIONS: This humor publication, known for its website, put out its first book in 1999, a No. 1 bestseller The Onion
#3488, aired 1999-11-03ADVERTISING: In Scandinavian countries these characters are known as Pif, Paf & Pof Snap, Crackle & Pop (from Rice Krispies)
#3487, aired 1999-11-02SCIENCE HISTORY: In 1672 Christiaan Huygens sketched its southern ice cap Mars
#3486, aired 1999-11-0120th CENTURY AUTHORS: His "Fictional Memoir" about his last African safari was published in 1999, 38 years after his death Ernest Hemingway
#3485, aired 1999-10-2919th CENTURY FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: This title horror character was created by its author at 6 Royal Crescent in the resort of Whitby in Yorkshire Dracula (created by Bram Stoker)
#3484, aired 1999-10-28WORLD CAPITALS: This capital's name is from the Greek for "Three Towns" Tripoli, Libya
#3483, aired 1999-10-27HOCKEY TEAMS: This National Hockey League team regularly practices for fans at the world's largest mall Edmonton Oilers
#3482, aired 1999-10-26RELIGIOUS HISTORY: Anglicanism got its name from the Latin "Anglicana Ecclesia", a phrase in this 13th century document Magna Carta
#3481, aired 1999-10-25THE CABINET: The seal of this cabinet department has an anvil on it Department of Labor
#3480, aired 1999-10-22SISTER CITIES: San Francisco, California is a sister city to this one in Italy Assisi (named after St. Francis of Assisi)
#3479, aired 1999-10-21EXPLORERS: On hearing of the discovery of George Mallory's body, this man told reporters he still thinks he was first Sir Edmund Hillary
#3478, aired 1999-10-2020th CENTURY NEWSMAKERS: Due to police irregularities, this man's Arizona conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1966 Ernesto Miranda
#3477, aired 1999-10-19HISTORIC FIRSTS: Stopped by a cop on a bike, in 1896 Walter Arnold was the first man in England to receive a fine for this Speeding
#3476, aired 1999-10-18INDUSTRIALISTS: In 1916 he said, "The only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today" Henry Ford
#3475, aired 1999-10-15NATIONAL HEROES: This country's national heroes include Juan Pablo Duarte & Sammy Sosa Dominican Republic
#3474, aired 1999-10-14MAGAZINES: The title of this women's magazine that turned 60 in 1999 used to end with "of Hollywood" Glamour
#3473, aired 1999-10-13THE OSCARS: 1 of only 2 actors who directed themselves to a Best Acting Oscar Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful) or Sir Laurence Olivier (Hamlet)
#3472, aired 1999-10-12MODERN SCIENCE: On January 12, 1998 19 European nations endorsed the first international ban of this practice on humans Cloning
#3471, aired 1999-10-11FAMOUS SCANDINAVIANS: The painter who said, "Illness, madness and death were the dark angels who watched over my cradle" Edvard Munch
#3470, aired 1999-10-08THE FUNNIES: Debuting November 18, 1985, the caption in its first box was "So long, Pop! I'm off to check my tiger trap!" Calvin and Hobbes
#3469, aired 1999-10-07FAMOUS BALLETS: A magic feather helps save the life of Prince Ivan in this Stravinsky ballet based on Russian folklore The Firebird
#3468, aired 1999-10-06ON THE MONEY: Of the 7 men pictured on the front of currently printed U.S. currency, the 3 who never lived in the White House Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton & George Washington
#3467, aired 1999-10-05COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: In 1958 this country's army overthrew its govt. & set up a council with a Kurd, a Shiite & a Sunni Arab Iraq
#3466, aired 1999-10-04THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: John Cleveland defined it as "Nature's Confectioner" Bee
#3465, aired 1999-10-01AUTHORS: In 1995 a library at the Glasgow Veterinary School was named in his honor James Herriot
#3464, aired 1999-09-30CURRENT POLITICIANS: First elected in 1994, he's become one of the most prominent conservatives in Congress Steve Largent
#3463, aired 1999-09-29MAGAZINES: Conde Nast's Feb./Mar. 1999 issue of its magazine for these title people was a Guinness record 1,242 pages Brides (who are planning a June wedding)
#3462, aired 1999-09-28FAMOUS NAMES: In April 1999 Paul Simon took center field for the dedication of a monument to this man Joe DiMaggio
#3461, aired 1999-09-27FICTION: This 1937 mystery was written at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan "Death on the Nile"
#3460, aired 1999-09-24OLYMPICS 2000: Name of the new Olympic event that will cover a total of 51.5 kilometers Triathlon
#3459, aired 1999-09-2319th CENTURY AMERICA: This politician died on June 3, 1861, 39 days after giving a speech in Springfield, Illinois supporting the Union Stephen Douglas
#3458, aired 1999-09-22BUSINESS LEADERS: This fast food magnate subtitled his 1991 autobiography "A New Approach to Old-Fashioned Success" Dave Thomas
#3457, aired 1999-09-21TREES: This type of tree that includes the pecan is common in the eastern U.S., is noted for toughness & can live to 300 Hickory
#3456, aired 1999-09-20POLITICIANS: He began his political career by defeating Jerry Voorhis in 1946 for a California house seat Richard M. Nixon
#3455, aired 1999-09-17SWAHILI PHRASES: Hillary Clinton would translate the Swahili "Mkono mmoja haulei mwana" to this 8-word phrase "It takes a village to raise a child"
#3454, aired 1999-09-16ROCK MUSIC: This term for a rock genre came into popular usage from a line in Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild" Heavy metal
#3453, aired 1999-09-15FAMOUS NOVELS: Chapter XVI of this novel concerns "The Inn Which He Took for a Castle" "Don Quixote"
#3452, aired 1999-09-14U.S. CITIES: Its former mayor William Hartsfield dubbed it the city "Too Busy to Hate" Atlanta (airport named for him)
#3451, aired 1999-09-13HISTORIC ARTIFACTS: In 1996 it came home to Scotland after 700 years Stone of Scone
#3450, aired 1999-09-10FUN WITH NUMBERS: Number of degrees the minute hand on a standard clock travels in one hour 360
#3449, aired 1999-09-09HISTORIC DATES: It's reported that on this date King George III wrote in his diary, "Nothing of importance happened today" July 4, 1776
#3448, aired 1999-09-08HOLIDAY QUOTES: In the end this Dickens character says, "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" Ebenezer Scrooge
#3447, aired 1999-09-07EMPIRES: In the early 1800s, this man's empire included the duchy of Warsaw, the kingdom of Naples & Spain Napoleon
#3446, aired 1999-09-06FAMOUS AMERICANS: On July 20, 1999 it was 30 years since this man said, "Houston... the Eagle has landed" Neil Armstrong
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