Season 28 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#6435, aired 2012-08-03WORLD GEOGRAPHY: This country in the Americas has more than 125,000 miles of coastline, the most of any country in the world Canada
#6434, aired 2012-08-02BOOK SERIES: In the 8th book in a series by L. Frank Baum, this character begins to speak; he simply chose not to before Toto
#6433, aired 2012-08-01BRITISH SCIENTISTS: In 1859 a theory was born when he wrote, "from so simple a beginning endless forms... have been, and are being, evolved" Charles Darwin
#6432, aired 2012-07-31KIDS' BUSINESS: The corporate headquarters of this store founded in 1948 is at One Geoffrey Way in Wayne, New Jersey Toys "R" Us
#6431, aired 2012-07-30NOTABLE AMERICANS: In addition to his 1,093 U.S. patents, he held more than 1,200 patents awarded by other countries Thomas Alva Edison
#6430, aired 2012-07-27ANTARCTICA: This country that explored the Antarctic interior is the most northerly nation to claim territory on the continent Norway
#6429, aired 2012-07-26OPERA: The swan boats in Boston's Public Garden were inspired by this opera in which a swan pulls a boat on the Scheldt River Lohengrin
#6428, aired 2012-07-25NEW OLYMPIC SPORTS: This sport introduced in Summer 2000 plays out over a raised area 16 1/2 feet long & 9 1/2 feet wide trampoline
#6427, aired 2012-07-24'80s SITCOM CHARACTERS: Creator Gary David Goldberg wrote this Republican character as unsympathetic, but the actor made him lovable Alex Keaton
#6426, aired 2012-07-23POLITICAL LITERATURE: The key message to this title figure in an Italian work is "it is far safer to be feared than loved" The Prince
#6425, aired 2012-07-20RECENT FILMS: One of its first lines is "I won't talk! I won't say a word!!!" The Artist
#6424, aired 2012-07-19ANTHROPOLOGY: The most famous resident of the National Museum of Ethiopia is the very old young lady named this Lucy
#6423, aired 2012-07-18BRITISH HISTORY: This 17th century king was the last British monarch to enter the House of Commons Charles I
#6422, aired 2012-07-17FIRST NAMES: A wife of King David & 2 of our early first ladies shared this name derived from Hebrew for "my father's joy" Abigail
#6421, aired 2012-07-16INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS: David Phillips, whose exposé reporting inspired this word made popular by Teddy Roosevelt, was later shot dead muckraking
#6420, aired 2012-07-13BRITISH HISTORY: This appointed position first held by John Dryden echoes a "Versificator Regis" of Richard I in the 12th century Poet Laureate
#6419, aired 2012-07-12THE UNITED NATIONS: Of the 6 official languages used at the U.N., this one is the last alphabetically Spanish
#6418, aired 2012-07-11INAUGURAL ADDRESSES: He said, "It is 72 years since the first inauguration of a president under our national Constitution" Abraham Lincoln
#6417, aired 2012-07-10ENTREPRENEURS: In 1989 he said, "You can't just ask customers what they want... by the time you get it built, they'll want something new" Steve Jobs
#6416, aired 2012-07-09NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING SCIENTISTS: 1910 winner Albrecht Kossel studied a new material in the control center of cells; today, we know it as this DNA
#6415, aired 2012-07-06OPERA CHARACTERS: In a play subtitle, she's called "the Chinese Sphinx"; in a later opera her suitor calls her "Principessa di Morte" Turandot
#6414, aired 2012-07-05FACTS & FIGURES: With only 58% of residents, this U.S. state has the lowest percentage of licensed drivers New York
#6413, aired 2012-07-04NUCLEAR NATIONS: On May 18, 1974 this country tested its first nuclear device, nicknamed "Smiling Buddha" India
#6412, aired 2012-07-031950s MOVIES: "The Man on Lincoln's Nose" was a working title for this 1959 film North by Northwest
#6411, aired 2012-07-02FAMOUS RELATIVES: In 2011 his daughter Svetlana, living in the U.S. under the name Lana Peters, died in Wisconsin at age 85 Joseph Stalin
#6410, aired 2012-06-29NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS: Among the many books he wrote were "The World Crisis", "The Second World War" & "Painting As A Pastime" Winston Churchill
#6409, aired 2012-06-28NOVEL TITLES: The title of this scandalous novel set in 1930s Paris symbolizes "the disease of civilization" Tropic of Cancer
#6408, aired 2012-06-27EARLY FILMS OF OSCAR WINNERS: The 1995, 2003 & 2006 winners for Best Actor all appeared in this 1982 teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High
#6407, aired 2012-06-26HISTORIC U.S. CITIES: A 1905 treaty named for this U.S. city ended a foreign war 7,000 miles away & was actually signed at Kittery, Maine Portsmouth
#6406, aired 2012-06-25PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS: Though shot in the chest, Teddy Roosevelt gave a 1912 speech saying, "it takes more than that to kill" one of these animals a bull moose
#6405, aired 2012-06-2220th CENTURY TECHNOLOGY: The first major use of simultaneous translation, before adoption by the U.N., was in this European city in 1945 & 1946 Nuremberg
#6404, aired 2012-06-21UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES: Listed in 1983, this complex finished c. 1650 features inlaid semiprecious stones & Arabic calligraphy the Taj Mahal
#6403, aired 2012-06-202011 MUSICMAKERS: According to Billboard, the top 2 music artists of 2011 were these single-named singers, neither born in the U.S. Adele & Rihanna
#6402, aired 2012-06-19FABRICS: The name of this fabric includes the initials of the city where it was introduced at a World's Fair site nylon
#6401, aired 2012-06-18FICTIONAL PAIRS: These 2 men first meet after one of them tells a friend, Stamford, of needing new lodgings in London Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson
#6400, aired 2012-06-15ISLANDS: This nation, independent since 1960 is the largest island in the world with French as one of its official languages Madagascar
#6399, aired 2012-06-14U.S. TOP-SELLING ALBUMS: The bestselling album of all time by a female is a 20 million seller by this woman who started singing at age 8 in Ontario Shania Twain
#6398, aired 2012-06-13POLITICAL TERMS: 19th c. reports on horse races used this 2-word term to mean horses that were in the field but didn't finish high also rans
#6397, aired 2012-06-12AUTHORS: His multi-novel series is based on Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" Stephen King
#6396, aired 2012-06-11EVENTS IN THE BIBLE: Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in "an upper room" the Last Supper
#6395, aired 2012-06-08CLICHES: In an 1873 Thomas Hardy serial, a chapter ends with a character dangling from an "enormous sea-bord" this a cliff
#6394, aired 2012-06-07THE ARTS: Formed in 1909, it performed to great acclaim in Paris, London, New York & Monte Carlo, but never in Moscow Ballet Russe (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo)
#6393, aired 2012-06-06THE PRESIDENCY: Between January 1, 1841 & December 31, 1850 the U.S. had this many presidents, the most in a 10-year period 6
#6392, aired 2012-06-05WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT: 1 of the first 2 women in Hollywood to own a studio (according to the official bio of No. 3, Oprah) (1 of) Mary Pickford or Lucille Ball
#6391, aired 2012-06-04AFRICA: Very different places, the first 2 African nations to gain independence from a European power were Egypt & this one South Africa
#6390, aired 2012-06-01WORD ORIGINS: From the French for "to set in the woods", this word refers to a type of attack ambush
#6389, aired 2012-05-31AIRLINE HISTORY: Clipper Goodwill, a Boeing 727, took this airline's last passengers from Barbados to Miami December 4, 1991 Pan Am
#6388, aired 2012-05-30PRESIDENTIAL RESTING PLACES: Only 3 sites have the remains of 2 presidents: 1 at Quincy, Massachusetts, 1 at Arlington & 1 in this state capital Richmond, Virginia
#6387, aired 2012-05-29CLASSIC MYSTERY NOVELS: A letter in this mystery says, "We are going... to Luxor and Assuan by steamer, and perhaps on to Khartoum" Death on the Nile
#6386, aired 2012-05-28AMERICAN INNOVATORS: This Grammy winner who died in 2009 at age 94 was an inductee into both the Rock & Roll & National Inventors Halls of Fame Les Paul
#6385, aired 2012-05-25MILITARY MATTERS: In 1934 the lease for this place was increased to $4,085 per year; since 1959 the checks haven't been cashed Guantanamo
#6384, aired 2012-05-24BIOGRAPHIES: "The Man who Invented the Twentieth Century" is a biography of this scientist born in the Balkans Nikola Tesla
#6383, aired 2012-05-23ANIMALS: A 2005 study reported that this animal named for an island has, pound-for-pound, the most powerful bite of any mammal Tasmanian devil
#6382, aired 2012-05-221957: On September 5, Dwight Eisenhower told this state's governor that "the federal Constitution will be upheld by me by every legal means" Arkansas
#6381, aired 2012-05-21DRAMA: This play that came to Broadway in 2005 is set in the autumn of 1964 at St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx Doubt
#6380, aired 2012-05-18INVENTORS: The National Inventors Hall of Fame said his work "brought the South prosperity", but he was out of business within 5 years Eli Whitney
#6379, aired 2012-05-17SPORTING EVENTS: First held in May 1875, it is the oldest continuously held major sporting event in the United States the Kentucky Derby
#6378, aired 2012-05-16AMERICAN LITERATURE: In 2011, in the preface to the 75th anniversary edition, Pat Conroy called this novel "the last great... victory of the Confederacy" Gone with the Wind
#6377, aired 2012-05-15MUSEUMS: Completed in 1959, it's been variously described as a snail, a concrete tornado, even a giant wedding cake the Guggenheim Museum
#6376, aired 2012-05-14AWARDS: This performer is the only person to win an Emmy, the Mark Twain Prize & the Spingarn Medal Bill Cosby
#6375, aired 2012-05-11AMERICAN HISTORY: When the future state of Iowa became part of the United States, this man was President Thomas Jefferson
#6374, aired 2012-05-10OLYMPICS HISTORY: Besides Antarctica, the 2 continents that have never hosted the Summer or Winter Olympic Games Africa & South America
#6373, aired 2012-05-09CONTEMPORARY NOVELISTS: Seeing young people competing in a reality show on one channel & fighting a war on another gave this author a book idea Suzanne Collins
#6372, aired 2012-05-08ANCIENT LANDMARKS: It's believed that its nose was about 3 feet wide when it was first constructed around 2500 B.C. the Sphinx
#6371, aired 2012-05-07ON THE PERIODIC TABLE: Of the 5 elements with 4-letter names, it's the only one that is not a solid at room temperature neon
#6370, aired 2012-05-04THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: In 1777 an opponent wrote of him "Money is this man's God, and to get enough of it he would sacrifice his country" Benedict Arnold
#6369, aired 2012-05-03MEDICINE: Though its name means "against life", it's any of a class of substances used to save a life an antibiotic
#6368, aired 2012-05-02CALENDARS: Of the 12 beasts representing years in the Chinese calendar, the one not biologically related to any creature on earth the dragon
#6367, aired 2012-05-01FICTIONAL BEINGS: These fictional beings are also called Periannath & Halflings, but this familiar term means "hole-builders" Hobbits
#6366, aired 2012-04-30U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: Its seal shows a 16-pointed star, symbolizing the search for information, on a shield symbolizing defense the CIA
#6365, aired 2012-04-27CONSTELLATIONS & MYTH: In Greek myth he became the prey when he was killed by Scorpius; now they're both in the sky Orion
#6364, aired 2012-04-26INTERNATIONAL ROAD VEHICLE STICKERS: It's the constitutional kingdom of more than 6 million whose road vehicle sticker is seen here HKJ the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
#6363, aired 2012-04-25WEBSITES: It launched its first offer on October 22, 2008: a two-for-one pizza deal in Chicago Groupon
#6362, aired 2012-04-24WOMEN'S FIRSTS: In 1977 Juanita Kreps, the first woman on the board of the NYSE, became the first woman to head this Cabinet dept. Commerce
#6361, aired 2012-04-23AMERICAN HISTORY: This state is known as the "Cockpit of the Revolution" for all the battles there, including a pivotal one in December 1776 New Jersey
#6360, aired 2012-04-20WORLD CURRENCIES: One of the 4 small U.N. member nations that use the euro as their official currency even though not in the European Union (1 of) Andorra, Montenegro, Monaco, or San Marino
#6359, aired 2012-04-19WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT WHEN...: The Jets beat the heavily favored Colts in Super Bowl III Lyndon B. Johnson
#6358, aired 2012-04-181920s NOVELS: This title guy says, "Do you believe in my innocence, in the fiendishness of my accusers? Reassure me with a hallelujah!" Elmer Gantry
#6357, aired 2012-04-17MUSEUMS: For 2010 & 2011, it's gotten more visitors than any other single museum in the U.S. the National Air & Space Museum
#6356, aired 2012-04-162011 MEMOIRS: He titled his 2011 memoir "Harold: The Boy Who Became Mark Twain" Hal Holbrook
#6355, aired 2012-04-13WORD ORIGINS: An exploited part of a law, originally it meant an opening in a castle wall used to look at or shoot at an enemy a loop hole
#6354, aired 2012-04-12SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS: The only 2 plays whose titles repeat a word, excluding articles & prepositions, are "Measure for Measure" & this All's Well that Ends Well
#6353, aired 2012-04-11ART STYLES: Printmaker Richard Hamilton is credited with coining the name of this style, calling it "designed for a mass audience" Pop Art
#6352, aired 2012-04-10AWARDS & PRIZES: Designed by Norwegian Gustav Vigeland, it depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders the Nobel Peace Prize
#6351, aired 2012-04-09THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: His widow Maria Elena & actor Gary Busey were on hand when his star was dedicated outside Capitol Records in 2011 Buddy Holly
#6350, aired 2012-04-06WORLD LEADERS: Names of the pair seen here, who've been spending a lot of time together Nicholas Sarkozy & Angela Merkel
#6349, aired 2012-04-05POLITICAL TERMS: The OED traces these 2 parallel terms to an October 30, 2000 "Today" show discussion of an electoral map red state & blue state
#6348, aired 2012-04-04CLASSIC CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A. cavaticus, the scientific name of the barn spider, inspired the middle initial & last name of a character in this book Charlotte's Web
#6347, aired 2012-04-03SYMBOLIC SCULPTURE: In 2005 a sculpture of an African elephant was installed outside this country's embassy in Washington, D.C. Côte d'Ivoire
#6346, aired 2012-04-02TRANSLATED MOVIE TITLES: This Robert De Niro film is known in Italian as "Il cacciatore" The Deer Hunter
#6345, aired 2012-03-30U.S. VICE PRESIDENTS: More VPs have been from this state than any other, including 2 20th century VPs who were its governor New York
#6344, aired 2012-03-29SPACE EXPLORATION: On March 17, 2011 a probe called MESSENGER became the first spacecraft to orbit this planet Mercury
#6343, aired 2012-03-28LATIN PHRASES: Though often associated with Machiavelli, this phrase, "exitus acta probat", first appears in a work by Ovid the end justifies the means
#6342, aired 2012-03-2720th CENTURY NOVELS: "Books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow feathers" is a line from this novel Fahrenheit 451 (by Ray Bradbury)
#6341, aired 2012-03-26ISLANDS: At 22 square miles, it's the world's smallest island with a population exceeding 1 million, a figure it reached by 1880 Manhattan
#6340, aired 2012-03-23TOYS & GAMES: In 1953 the maker of this board game was flooded with letters with ideas for timing devices, turntables & bags to hold game pieces Scrabble
#6339, aired 2012-03-22STATE NICKNAMES: Its nickname is said to come from a line in an 1899 speech that followed "frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me" Missouri
#6338, aired 2012-03-21FAMOUS NAMES: At his death in January 2010, he was called "the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous" J.D. Salinger
#6337, aired 2012-03-20HISTORICAL FACTS & FIGURES: This site was active from 1892 to 1954; its busiest day was April 17, 1907 when 11,747 were processed Ellis Island
#6336, aired 2012-03-19MOVIE DIRECTORS: On visiting RKO in 1939, he described the studio as the biggest electric train set any boy ever had Orson Welles
#6335, aired 2012-03-16'70s BLOCKBUSTERS: A direction in this film: "Start with the tone... up a full tone. Down a major third. Now drop an octave. Up a perfect fifth" Close Encounters of the Third Kind
#6334, aired 2012-03-15LITERATURE: This 1928 novel was partly based on the author's wife Frieda & her affair with Angelo Ravagli Lady Chatterley's Lover (by D.H. Lawrence)
#6333, aired 2012-03-1420th CENTURY NAMES: Chapters in his autobiography include "Outcaste", "First Day in Pretoria" & "Fasting as Penance" Gandhi
#6332, aired 2012-03-13FICTIONAL WOMEN: After dying, she's described as having "too much of water", & her brother says, "therefore I forbid my tears" Ophelia
#6331, aired 2012-03-12PEOPLE OF EUROPE: These people who ruled large parts of Spain before Celtic & Roman dominance left their name on the land the Iberians
#6330, aired 2012-03-09MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: An entertainer born in 1888 whose original first name was Adolph was one of the best-known players of this instrument the harp
#6329, aired 2012-03-08TONY-WINNING MUSICALS: These 2 back-to-back Tony winners for Best Musical (1987 & 1988) were both set in Paris Les Miserables & The Phantom of the Opera
#6328, aired 2012-03-07CURRENT AMERICAN COMPANIES: The name of a Kansas City-based consumer product company, it's also a term goldsmiths use to denote quality Hallmark
#6327, aired 2012-03-06AMERICAN WRITERS: A fellow author called him "a very unique cat--a French Canadian Hinayana Buddhist beat Catholic savant" (Jack) Kerouac
#6326, aired 2012-03-05CIVILIZATIONS: Starting in the 300s B.C., Hellenistic civilization was spread from this land where a new country was declared in 1991 Macedonia
#6325, aired 2012-03-02BOOK VILLAINS: The first time we meet this man in a 1981 novel, he's in his cell holding "Le Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine" Hannibal Lecter
#6324, aired 2012-03-01SCIENTISTS: In 1711 Newton led the Royal Society in London & his greatest rival led the Academy of Sciences in this capital city Berlin
#6323, aired 2012-02-29THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY: The Catholic & Eastern churches separated in 1054, when the Pope & Patriarch did this to each other; it was undone in 1965 excommunicated
#6322, aired 2012-02-28THE 1960s: On nominating this man in 1967, LBJ said "It is the right thing to do, the right time to do it, the right man & the right place" Thurgood Marshall
#6321, aired 2012-02-27U.S. MEMORIALS: "No day shall erase you from the memory of time", from Virgil's "Aeneid", is inscribed on a wall at this memorial the 9/11 Memorial in New York City
#6320, aired 2012-02-24LITERARY BIOGRAPHIES: Quoting a famous line of his, a 2011 biography of this man was titled "And So It Goes" Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
#6319, aired 2012-02-23SINGERS: On the eve of Earth Day, 2011, he became the first performer inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame John Denver
#6318, aired 2012-02-22THE NEW TESTAMENT: In Chapter 1 of the Acts of the Apostles, Matthias is chosen to replace him Judas
#6317, aired 2012-02-21ASIAN BORDERS: In 1893 the British established the Durand line, now the boundary, much in the news since 2001, between these 2 countries Pakistan & Afghanistan
#6316, aired 2012-02-20FRENCH PAINTERS: This French painter wrote, "I am good for nothing except painting and gardening" Monet
#6315, aired 2012-02-17LITERARY CHARACTERS: The only title character in her creator's 6 major novels, she was portrayed in a 1996 film & a 2009 miniseries Emma (Woodhouse)
#6314, aired 2012-02-16PEOPLE IN HISTORY: The name of this assassin is Latin for heavy, dull, insensitive, oafish Brutus
#6313, aired 2012-02-15U.S. STATES: This third-smallest state in area is home to the USA's third-oldest college Connecticut
#6312, aired 2012-02-14COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: The 14 countries that border China run alphabetically from this to Vietnam Afghanistan
#6311, aired 2012-02-13ANNIVERSARIES: In 2011 Elizabeth II marked the 400th anniversary of this, assembled by 47 translators in Oxford, London & Cambridge the King James Bible
#6310, aired 2012-02-10ANCIENT QUOTATIONS: When Byzantine Emperor Justinian completed Hagia Sophia, he declared, this king, "I have surpassed thee" King Solomon
#6309, aired 2012-02-09CHARACTERS IN POETRY: The name of this title heroine of an 1847 poem is from the Greek for "good news" Evangeline
#6308, aired 2012-02-08COMIC BOOKS: An inspiration for this character introduced in 1929 was 15-year-old Palle Huld's 1928 44-day voyage around the world Tintin
#6307, aired 2012-02-07MEDICAL DISCOVERIES: Nicolas Paulescu isolated a substance he called pancrein, now known as this insulin
#6306, aired 2012-02-06COLONIAL HISTORY: A 1763 letter said that these 2 men were equipped with "instruments... to look at the posts in the line for ten or twelve miles" Mason & Dixon
#6305, aired 2012-02-03NATIONAL PARKS: A biosphere reserve, this Southern national park is the largest in the lower 48 completely within one state Everglades National Park
#6304, aired 2012-02-0219th CENTURY AUTHORS: One of this author's greatest successes came after remarking, "I want to write about a fellow who was two fellows" Robert Louis Stevenson
#6303, aired 2012-02-01WORD ORIGINS: From the Arabic for "storehouse", in 1731 it was first used to refer to a monthly storehouse of information magazine
#6302, aired 2012-01-311870s PEOPLE: Preserved in the West Point library, his last message reads, "Benteen. Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring packs" General Custer
#6301, aired 2012-01-301960s TV CHARACTERS: One of her first spoken lines is translated as "You have the face of a wise and fearless caliph" Jeannie
#6300, aired 2012-01-27WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS: After living in Honduras, O. Henry coined this term for a small country dependent on a single export a banana republic
#6299, aired 2012-01-26HEALTH MATTERS: This term for sudden severe head pain that typically lasts only a few minutes was trademarked by 7-Eleven in 1994 brain freeze
#6298, aired 2012-01-25INTERNATIONAL SPORTS STARS: In 2002 his No. 10 jersey from the 1970 World Cup finals sold at auction for a record $220,850 Pelé
#6297, aired 2012-01-24ISLANDS: The Carabelli & Durazzo families are considered the Hatfields & McCoys of this island Corsica
#6296, aired 2012-01-23AMERICAN HISTORY: This volunteer group was born in May 1898 near the bar in San Antonio's Menger Hotel; it existed for just 133 days the Rough Riders
#6295, aired 2012-01-20ENGLISH LITERATURE: This title character of an 18th century novel was the son of a man named Kreutznaer, but his name gets Anglicized Robinson Crusoe
#6294, aired 2012-01-19SPORTS & THE MOVIES: When asked for a home address in "The Blues Bros." Elwood gives 1060 W. Addison St., the home of this facility Wrigley Field
#6293, aired 2012-01-18FATHERS & SONS: The island where this man's son washed ashore was later named Ikaria Daedalus
#6292, aired 2012-01-17U.S. POPULATION: Between 2000 & 2010 these 2 states that border each other led the nation in highest percentage of population increase, 35% & 25% Arizona and Nevada
#6291, aired 2012-01-16ENGLISH MONARCHS: Since 1066, the longest consecutive period when the monarch had the same name was 116 years with this given name George
#6290, aired 2012-01-13PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATES: The traditional inaugural lunch for this president & V.P. featured boiled stuffed lobster & prime ribs of beef au jus JFK & LBJ
#6289, aired 2012-01-12WOMEN AUTHORS: 1 of the 2 American women authors nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 (1 of) Pearl Buck & Margaret Mitchell
#6288, aired 2012-01-11FOOD ETYMOLOGY: Keith Downey developed rapeseed into this cooking product, now a huge cash crop for farmers in Saskatchewan canola
#6287, aired 2012-01-10RULERS IN HISTORY: Born in 1672 & named for a saint, in 1703 he founded a city whose name represents both of them Peter the Great
#6286, aired 2012-01-09RECENT FILMS: An early scene in this 2011 film is set in Tonsberg, Norway in the year 965 A.D. Thor
#6285, aired 2012-01-06ANCIENT WEIGHTS & MEASURES: The Hebrew word for this Biblical unit of measurement is Ammah, aptly meaning "elbow" or "forearm" a cubit
#6284, aired 2012-01-05CALIFORNIA HISTORY: Surname of the employer of James W. Marshall, who found gold in a stream near the Sacramento river in 1848 Sutter
#6283, aired 2012-01-041930s NOVELS: An audio version of this anti-war novel by a once blacklisted author has introductions from Cindy Sheehan & Ron Kovic Johnny Got His Gun
#6282, aired 2012-01-03ASTRONOMY: In July 2011 it completed its first orbit around the Sun since its discovery in 1846 Neptune
#6281, aired 2012-01-02'70s OSCARS: This film whose title refers to an establishment holds the record for most wins, 8, without winning Best Picture Cabaret
#6280, aired 2011-12-30ROCK ICONS: While he's had 12 Top 10 hits on Billboard, including 7 from a 1984 album, he's never had a No. 1 single Bruce Springsteen
#6279, aired 2011-12-29CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN WRITERS: Concluding a 4-book series, his 2004 novel "Folly and Glory" features Kit Carson, William Clark & Jim Bowie Larry McMurtry
#6278, aired 2011-12-28BUSINESS HISTORY: Crosby, Sinatra & Hope starred in the October 13, 1957 CBS-TV special that launched this short-lived product the Edsel
#6277, aired 2011-12-27PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATIONS: His second inauguration marked the first time that women officially participated in the inaugural parade Woodrow Wilson
#6276, aired 2011-12-26JOLLY OLD ENGLAND: Queen Anne liked the Marquess of Normanby, gave him permission to build a huge home in London & made him Duke of this Buckingham
#6275, aired 2011-12-23POLITICAL WORDS: 16th century British farmers notching their livestock for identification led to this term for an item set aside for a specific purpose earmark
#6274, aired 2011-12-22ISLANDS: 1 of the 2 islands with a population exceeding 100 million; each one is part of an Asian country (1 of) Honshu or Java
#6273, aired 2011-12-21THE NFL: This team that joined the NFL in the mid-1970s is the only one whose name starts with the same 3 letters as its city's name the Seattle Seahawks
#6272, aired 2011-12-20POETS: While north of his homeland he was inspired to write perhaps his greatest work, "Alturas de Macchu Picchu" Pablo Neruda
#6271, aired 2011-12-19FAMOUS BUILDINGS: Recent evidence suggests that, despite its name, this 1599 building was a 20-sided icosagon the Globe Theatre
#6270, aired 2011-12-16WORD HISTORY: A Roman legal term for a debtor sentenced to servitude is the origin of this term for a slave to a vice addict
#6269, aired 2011-12-15AMERICAN AUTHORS: He was born in NYC on April 3, 1783, toward the end of the Revolutionary War, & named for one of the war's heroes Washington Irving
#6268, aired 2011-12-14POPULAR BABY NAMES: Character names in a book & movie series, the top names for 2009 & 2010 were Isabella for girls & this biblical one for boys Jacob
#6267, aired 2011-12-1320th CENTURY LITERATURE: A 50th anniversary edition of this fictionalized biography featured the painting seen here on its cover Lust for Life
#6266, aired 2011-12-12THE BILLBOARD TOP 40: Previously done by the Trapp Family, this song about an instrumentalist was a Top 40 hit every December from 1958 to 1962 "The Little Drummer Boy"
#6265, aired 2011-12-09"FIRST" PHRASES: The earliest known use of this term was in an Indianapolis Star opinion piece of September 20, 1914 First World War
#6264, aired 2011-12-08DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SIGNERS: The only Roman Catholic signer represented this state Maryland
#6263, aired 2011-12-07SPORTING EVENTS: The cup presented since 1887 to the man who wins this is inscribed "single handed champion of the world" Wimbledon (the men's singles championship)
#6262, aired 2011-12-06U.S. STRUCTURES: On December 6, 1884 this was capped with a 100-oz., 9-inch-high pyramid-shaped block of aluminum, a metal that was rare at the time the Washington Monument
#6261, aired 2011-12-05PLAYWRIGHTS: For a 1953 play, he spent time in Salem doing research at the courthouse & at the Witch House Arthur Miller
#6260, aired 2011-12-02WORD ORIGINS: This word for a friend comes from the Latin for "with whom you would eat bread" companion
#6259, aired 2011-12-01HIT SONGS: Inspired by a Meher Baba saying, this 1980s Grammy winner was the first a cappella recording to top the Billboard 100 "Don't Worry, Be Happy" (by Bobby McFerrin)
#6258, aired 2011-11-30ORGANIZATIONS: On Nov. 17, 1871 Union vets dismayed by soldiers' lack of proficiency in one skill formed this organization the National Rifle Association
#6257, aired 2011-11-29TOYS: Invented in 1943, this toy was flung over tree branches by soldiers in Vietnam & used as a makeshift radio antenna the Slinky
#6256, aired 2011-11-2816th CENTURY NAMES: In 2010, 467 years after his death, this man at odds with the church was reburied with honors at a Polish cathedral Nicolaus Copernicus
#6255, aired 2011-11-25MODERN AMERICAN NOVELS: The title of this 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner comes from a Jonathan Swift line about how lesser minds unite to oppose genius A Confederacy of Dunces (by John Kennedy Toole)
#6254, aired 2011-11-24PSYCHOLOGY TERMS: This 2-word term has its origins in a hostage-taking that followed the botched 1973 Norrmalmstorg bank robbery Stockholm Syndrome
#6253, aired 2011-11-23AMERICAN WOMEN: Geraldine Doyle, who in 1942 took a job at a Michigan metal factory, helped inspire the look & job of this iconic character Rosie the Riveter
#6252, aired 2011-11-22U.S. MONEY MATH: Adding up the denominations of circulating bills with U.S. presidents on the front gives you this total $78
#6251, aired 2011-11-21MOVIE CHARACTERS: 900 years old when he died, he spoke in OSV syntax, object-subject-verb Yoda
#6250, aired 2011-11-18ACTOR-DIRECTORS: It's rare to get Oscar nominations for Best Director & Best Actor for the same film; he is 1 of the 2 who did it twice (1 of) Clint Eastwood & Warren Beatty
#6249, aired 2011-11-17HISTORIC DOCUMENTS: It's the shorter, better-known name of the document "United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967" the Pentagon Papers
#6248, aired 2011-11-16INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: Still in existence, it began in 1688 in a British coffee shop popular with maritime folk; it soon got involved in their business Lloyd's of London
#6247, aired 2011-11-1519th CENTURY POETRY: He wrote, "He looked upon the garish day With such a wistful eye; The man had killed the thing he loved, & so he had to die" Oscar Wilde
#6246, aired 2011-11-14THE PRESIDENTIAL CABINET: 7 women have been the secretary of this, the most for any department in the president's cabinet Labor
#6245, aired 2011-11-11BUSINESS: A 2005 sale of 14,159,265 shares prompted the headline "Google offers shares, seeks global piece of" this pi
#6244, aired 2011-11-10HOLLYWOOD HISTORY: They were the first 2 sisters ever nominated for the same acting Oscar in the same year Joan Fontaine & Olivia de Havilland
#6243, aired 2011-11-09FRENCH HISTORY: She said, "I told my plans to no one. I was not killing a man, but a wild beast that was devouring the French people" Charlotte Corday
#6242, aired 2011-11-0818th CENTURY AUTHORS: In a poem he named himself Cadenus, an anagram of Decanus, or "Dean" Jonathan Swift
#6241, aired 2011-11-07FROM THE GREEK: The word for a song element you won't find in instrumentals comes from the name of this instrument a lyre
#6240, aired 2011-11-04NOTABLE GROUPS: Harpo Marx was among this group when it met in NYC's Rose Room for its final time, in 1943, & found there was nothing left to say the Algonquin Round Table
#6239, aired 2011-11-03COUNTRIES' HIGHEST PEAKS: These 2 nations, one an island, have highest peaks with the same name; they also share a common European culture Greece & Cyprus
#6238, aired 2011-11-02WORLD CITIES: A member of the Hanseatic League, this city with a 4-letter name was once known as the "Paris of the Baltic" Riga
#6237, aired 2011-11-01CHILDREN'S LIT: This classic book begins, "The pretty little Swiss town of Mayenfeld lies at the foot of a mountain range" Heidi
#6236, aired 2011-10-3119th CENTURY QUOTATIONS: "In this sense, the theory of" this group "may be summed up in the single sentence: abolition of private property" communists
#6235, aired 2011-10-28INVENTORS: In 1823 this Scot obtained a patent for a process that made silk, paper & "other substances impervious to water and air" Charles Macintosh
#6234, aired 2011-10-27MOVIES: The villain's visage in this movie series was partly chosen due to its likeness to an 1893 work by a Norwegian artist Scream
#6233, aired 2011-10-26DEATH OF AN AUTHOR: In 1940 at age 44 he died of a heart attack at his Hollywood home while reading his Princeton Alumni Weekly F. Scott Fitzgerald
#6232, aired 2011-10-25CLASSIC GAMES: Monopoly creator Charles Darrow's sole quote in "the Yale Book of Quotations" includes this 3-digit number 200
#6231, aired 2011-10-24U.S. CITIES: Of the top 10 cities in population within city limits, this one of 1.4 million is the only state capital Phoenix, Arizona
#6230, aired 2011-10-21CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: In the original 1883 work, this title character kills a talking cricket, has his feet burned off & nearly starves Pinocchio
#6229, aired 2011-10-20TOP OF THE POP CHARTS: In 1978 he replaced his brothers at No. 1, who then replaced him; one of the brothers was a writer on all 3 songs Andy Gibb
#6228, aired 2011-10-19THE 20th CENTURY: In the 1940s Franklin Roosevelt coined this term in reference to all the countries allied against the Axis powers United Nations
#6227, aired 2011-10-18FOREIGN-BORN INVENTORS: His 1922 New York Times obituary mentions that his patent No. 174,465 "has been called the most valuable patent ever issued" Alexander Graham Bell
#6226, aired 2011-10-172011 EVENTS: To mark an historic visit, on May 17 an Irish army band played this song followed by Ireland's anthem "God Save The Queen"
#6225, aired 2011-10-14THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: This nation lost its direct access to the Pacific around 1880 but retains a navy that patrols its rivers & a large lake Bolivia
#6224, aired 2011-10-13THE OSCARS: This performer is the only person to win Oscars for acting & also songwriting Barbra Streisand
#6223, aired 2011-10-12ART & STATE CAPITALS: The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, home to the largest permanent collection of her works, is in this state capital Santa Fe
#6222, aired 2011-10-1119th CENTURY LITERATURE: "'How are you getting on?' said" this animal character, "as soon as there was mouth enough for it to speak with" the Cheshire Cat
#6221, aired 2011-10-10THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR: He was executed in 1780 & buried in Tappan, New York; his remains were moved to Westminster Abbey in 1821 Major John André
#6220, aired 2011-10-07ROYALTY: The son of an Oscar winner, this prince is also a 5-time Olympian Prince Albert
#6219, aired 2011-10-06OSCAR NOMINATIONS: The only time 3 actors from the same movie were nominated for Best Actor was for this high seas film Mutiny on the Bounty
#6218, aired 2011-10-05LITERARY TITLE CHARACTERS: He gave his horse a name that partly means "nag" in Spanish; the name he gave himself refers to a piece of armor Don Quixote
#6217, aired 2011-10-04EUROPEAN TRAVEL & TOURISM: Visited by 15 million people a year, this spot in Britain honors an 1805 battle fought elsewhere Trafalgar Square
#6216, aired 2011-10-03REMEMBERING U.S. HISTORY: Issued in 2011, a stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of a major event in U.S. history depicts this stronghold Fort Sumter
#6215, aired 2011-09-30THE OLYMPICS: Aside from racquet sports, one of the 2 other Summer Olympic sports in which men may currently compete against women equestrian events or sailing
#6214, aired 2011-09-29THE 20th CENTURY: In February 1967 this Asian leader said his people would "never agree to negotiate under the threat of bombing" Ho Chi Minh
#6213, aired 2011-09-28THE CHANGING U.S.A.: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) According to the Census, this point has progressed westward since the U.S. was founded & has moved southwest since the 1960s the mean center of population
#6212, aired 2011-09-27ENGLISH WRITERS: English poet Thomas Hoccleve, a contemporary of this man, called him the "firste fyndere of our fair langage" Chaucer
#6211, aired 2011-09-26FAMILIAR PHRASE ORIGINS: In medieval times, an act of bravery got you dubbed a knight & won you a pair of golden these spurs
#6210, aired 2011-09-23AMERICAN BUSINESS: In the 1880s he developed Crystal A Caramels; a product under his own name came out in 1900 Hershey
#6209, aired 2011-09-22PHILOSOPHY: Nietzsche wrote, "Once you said 'God' when you gazed upon distant seas; but now I have taught you to say" this word superman
#6208, aired 2011-09-21OSCAR WINNERS: The most recent father & daughter to win acting Oscars: he won for playing a veteran, she for playing a mental patient Jon Voight & Angelina Jolie
#6207, aired 2011-09-20NAME'S THE SAME: Name shared by a popular world sport & a member of the Gryllidae family cricket
#6206, aired 2011-09-19AMERICAN WRITERS: In the 1840s he wrote, "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government" Henry David Thoreau
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