Season 18 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (229 clues archived)

#4135, aired 2002-07-19FAMOUS AMERICANS: "May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof" is from this man's 1800 prayer John Adams
#4134, aired 2002-07-18AFRICAN COUNTRIES: This country of more than 100 million people is home to the Kanuri, Edo & Igbo ethnic groups Nigeria
#4133, aired 2002-07-17CANADIAN SPORTS: Valued at $60,000, the Brier Tankard is the ultimate prize in this professional sport curling
#4132, aired 2002-07-16CLASSIC MOVIES: A short feature called "Salzburg Sight & Sound" is included with the DVD 35th Anniversary Edition of this film The Sound of Music
#4131, aired 2002-07-15U.S. STATES: It's the only state whose state bird has a major city in its name Maryland
#4130, aired 2002-07-12ENGLISH LITERATURE: Literary history was shaped in 1905 when this female author moved from 22 Hyde Park to 46 Gordon Square Virginia Woolf
#4129, aired 2002-07-11THE OSCARS: 1 of only 3 movies to be nominated for both Best Picture & Best Foreign Language Film in the same year (1 of) Life is Beautiful, Z, or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
#4128, aired 2002-07-10HISTORIC PEOPLE: He once said, "If I can make a deaf-mute talk, I can make metal talk" Alexander Graham Bell
#4127, aired 2002-07-09AWARDS: Nominees in 2002 for these awards included Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Ann-Margret, George Carlin & Jimmy Carter the Grammys
#4126, aired 2002-07-08AMERICAN HISTORY: When Washington took office on April 30, 1789, it was the largest state in area, covering what is now 3 states Virginia
#4125, aired 2002-07-0519th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: He was the first U.S. president who never had a vice president John Tyler
#4124, aired 2002-07-04CONTEMPORARY WOMEN: According to the London Times she was England's highest-earning British woman in 2001, followed by Queen Elizabeth II J.K. Rowling
#4123, aired 2002-07-03U.S. LANDMARKS: Opened in 1962, its paint included Astronaut White for the supports & Re-entry Red for the "halo" the Space Needle (in Seattle)
#4122, aired 2002-07-021980s BUSINESS: In his job since 1984, this man has been called "the Prince who awakened Sleeping Beauty" Michael Eisner
#4121, aired 2002-07-01FILMS OF THE 1930s: Parts of "I Pagliacci" & "Il trovatore" are performed in this 1935 comedy A Night at the Opera
#4120, aired 2002-06-28THE OSCARS: 1 of only 3 pairs of mothers & daughters to receive Oscar nominations for their acting (1 of) Diane Ladd & Laura Dern, Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson, or Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli
#4119, aired 2002-06-27LITERARY HEROINES: This literary character was inspired by Delphine Delamare, whose adultery led to her 1848 suicide Madame Bovary
#4118, aired 2002-06-26COUNTRY NAME ORIGINS: This country is named for the 5th century Germanic people who invaded it France (or England)
#4117, aired 2002-06-25FIRST LADIES: She was the first woman to become First Lady who was born in the 20th century Jackie Kennedy
#4116, aired 2002-06-24GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS: Though a legal requirement in 49 states, it failed in the '90s as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution Balanced Budget Amendment
#4115, aired 2002-06-21SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: The first Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year was this British athlete in 1954 (Roger) Bannister
#4114, aired 2002-06-20THE EMMY AWARDS: It's the only prime time TV show--comedy or drama--to win the Emmy for Best Series 5 times Frasier
#4113, aired 2002-06-19HISTORIC AMERICANS: On this man's death, FDR said, "All mankind are the beneficiaries of his discoveries in... agricultural chemistry" George Washington Carver
#4112, aired 2002-06-1819th CENTURY LITERARY CHARACTERS: This character was inspired by Adam Worth, who masterminded crimes including tunneling into a bank vault Professor Moriarty
#4111, aired 2002-06-17LANGUAGES: Besides English & Spanish, 2 of the 4 other languages in which the U.S. census 2000 questionnaires were printed (2 of) Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog & Korean
#4110, aired 2002-06-14COLLEGE FOOTBALL: His name was immortalized in 1936; he holds the record for head coaching at the most Division I or major schools--8 John Heisman
#4109, aired 2002-06-13MEDICAL WORDS: After ether's first use in surgery, O.W. Holmes coined this word from the Greek for the condition it produced anesthesia
#4108, aired 2002-06-12FANTASY FILMS: This 1990 Tim Burton film was advertised with the line "His story will touch you, even though he can't" Edward Scissorhands
#4107, aired 2002-06-11GEOGRAPHIC PHRASES: This common term originated in the early 1500s with the book "De Rebus Oceanicis et Novo Orbe" the New World
#4106, aired 2002-06-10THE PRESIDENCY: He was the last president to take the oath of office from someone other than the Chief Justice of the U.S. Lyndon Johnson
#4105, aired 2002-06-07ACTORS & ROLE: In a 2001 film Jon Voight played this man; in a 2002 TV movie, so did John Turturro Howard Cosell
#4104, aired 2002-06-06COMMON BONDS: All the correct responses in the category "THIS'LL KILL YA!" are integral to this, introduced in the 1940s Clue
#4103, aired 2002-06-05EUROPE: Among countries entirely within Europe, this nation has the highest percentage of Muslims Albania
#4102, aired 2002-06-04ORGANIZATIONS: "Music Man" composer Meredith Willson wrote the song "Banners And Bonnets" for this organization the Salvation Army
#4101, aired 2002-06-03FRANCE: Of France's 22 official regions, this one extends the farthest west Brittany
#4100, aired 2002-05-31TOYS & GAMES: One face of the icosahedron, a 20-sided figure inside this, says "yes" Magic 8-Ball
#4099, aired 2002-05-30INTERNATIONAL SPORTS: It's the only country to host the Summer Olympics in November & December Australia
#4098, aired 2002-05-29LITERATURE & GEOGRAPHY: Zhongdian County in Southwest China has renamed itself after this fabled land from a 1933 book Shangri-La
#4097, aired 2002-05-28POLITICAL LONGEVITY: 2 of the 4 U.S. senators elected to their seventh consecutive terms in the 1990s (2 of) Strom Thurmond, Ted Kennedy, Daniel Inouye & Robert Byrd
#4096, aired 2002-05-27TV HISTORY: The 1979 sequel to this miniseries is set in Henning, Tennessee, beginning in 1882 Roots
#4095, aired 2002-05-24HIGH PLACES: Rising to over 14,000 feet, the highest paved road in North America is found in this U.S. state Colorado
#4094, aired 2002-05-23ISRAEL: They are the 2 Arab countries in which Israel currently has embassies Egypt & Jordan
#4093, aired 2002-05-22RENAISSANCE AUTHORS: In the 16th century he wrote, "Whoever wishes to found a state…must start with assuming that all men are bad…" Machiavelli
#4092, aired 2002-05-21NEWSMAKERS: In May 2001 he said, "Vermont has always been known for its independence" Jim Jeffords
#4091, aired 2002-05-20RULERS: Mikhail Speransky & Aleksey Arakcheyev were advisors to this opponent of Napoleon Tsar Alexander I
#4090, aired 2002-05-17FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: In a popular '90s bestseller, this hero replaces Roger Durling as President of the United States Jack Ryan
#4089, aired 2002-05-16MILITARY UNITS: This 100-member unit still wears uniforms originally designed by Michelangelo in the 16th century Swiss Guard
#4087, aired 2002-05-14VICE PRESIDENTS: He was the only vice president to be elected to, & serve, 2 full terms as president Thomas Jefferson
#4086, aired 2002-05-13WORD HISTORIES: In old philosophy this 12-letter word referred to a fifth substance, superior to earth, air, fire or water quintessence
#4085, aired 2002-05-10KNOWLEDGE BY THE NUMBERS: Number of males who served as British PM in the 1990s plus Oscars won by Tom Hanks plus protons in a helium nucleus 6 (2 + 2 + 2)
#4084, aired 2002-05-09PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BOOKS: One of its title studies is Sen. Edmund Ross' 1868 vote against convicting President Andrew Johnson Profiles in Courage
#4083, aired 2002-05-08IN THE DICTIONARY: In his dictionary, Samuel Johnson self-effacingly defined this job title in part as "a harmless drudge" lexicographer
#4082, aired 2002-05-07THE OSCARS: The 2 Best Picture nominees for 1983 that featured astronaut characters The Right Stuff & Terms of Endearment
#4081, aired 2002-05-06U.S. CITIES: Founded in 1758, it's named for a British prime minister who was a noted defender of the American Colonists Pittsburgh
#4080, aired 2002-05-03FAMOUS SHIPS: In 1999 the wreck of this ship known for its historic 1912 rescue effort was discovered 120 miles off England the Carpathia
#4079, aired 2002-05-022001 NEWS: In 2001 the zinc industry was up in arms over Rep. Jim Kolbe's bill calling for the phasing out of these pennies
#4078, aired 2002-05-01ESPIONAGE: He was born in India; his father worked for the British government & he was nicknamed for a Kipling character Kim Philby
#4077, aired 2002-04-30INTERNATIONAL FILM DIRECTORS: This director of an Oscar-winning film is fighting to preserve Angel Island, site of a former immigration station in S.F. Bay Ang Lee
#4076, aired 2002-04-29SOUTHERN WRITERS: He said, "My own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about... I would never... exhaust it" William Faulkner
#4075, aired 2002-04-26BIG RIVERS: Besides the Mississippi & its tributaries, 2 of 4 rivers in the 48 contiguous states that are over 1,000 miles long (2 of) Colorado, Rio Grande, Columbia, or Snake
#4074, aired 2002-04-25THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME: One of the 2 birds honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame (1 of) Big Bird or Woody Woodpecker
#4073, aired 2002-04-24RECENT HISTORY: In 1993 this country of over 35 million people had 2 official languages; now it has 11 South Africa
#4072, aired 2002-04-23SHAKESPEAREAN GEOGRAPHY: Of the 6 locations mentioned in titles of Shakespeare's plays, this one is the only one in England Windsor
#4071, aired 2002-04-22OSCAR HOSTS: The 2 "Saturday Night Live" regular cast members who have hosted the Academy Awards telecast Billy Crystal & Chevy Chase
#4070, aired 2002-04-19COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Alphabetically, it's the first country on the alphabetically first continent Algeria
#4069, aired 2002-04-18PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: Other than FDR, he's the only man to appear as President or VP on a major party ticket in 4 straight elections George Herbert Walker Bush
#4068, aired 2002-04-17U.S. STATE CAPITALS: This state capital is farthest away from any other state capital Honolulu
#4067, aired 2002-04-165-LETTER WORDS: In 1898 the word "telephone" made its debut in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, as did this related word hello
#4066, aired 2002-04-15AMERICANA: Appropriately, the Salem Witch Trials Memorial was unveiled by this playwright Arthur Miller
#4065, aired 2002-04-12RELIGIOUS PLACES: A bullet that struck Pope John Paul II was placed in the crown of a statue of the Virgin Mary in this Iberian village Fatima
#4064, aired 2002-04-11THE NFL: They're the only 2 NFL teams to currently share a home stadium the New York Jets & the New York Giants
#4063, aired 2002-04-10MOVIE DIRECTORS: Appropriately, the last name of this current director means "characterized by abject fear" Wes Craven
#4062, aired 2002-04-09QUEENS: Of Henry VIII's wives, the 2 who were not English Anne of Cleves & Catherine of Aragon
#4061, aired 2002-04-08THE MOVIES: Later a Broadway show, this 1988 comedy was the first movie directed by a woman to earn $100 million Big
#4060, aired 2002-04-05AUTHORS: Like one of his most famous heroines, he died at a train station in 1910 Tolstoy
#4059, aired 2002-04-04AMERICAN BUSINESS: 5 beekeepers near this Iowa city formed a honey co-op in 1921; they named it for the city, but later respelled it Sioux City
#4058, aired 2002-04-03U.S. PRESIDENTS: One of only 2 U.S. presidents to be outlived by their fathers (1 of) John F Kennedy or Warren G. Harding
#4057, aired 2002-04-02WORLD GEOGRAPHY: The only 2 South American countries with both an Atlantic & a Pacific coast Chile & Colombia
#4056, aired 2002-04-01U.S. STAMPS: At the end of October 2001 Lance Burton & Tony Curtis unveiled the new stamp honoring this man Harry Houdini
#4055, aired 2002-03-29RECENT FILMS: The May 2001 premiere of this film was held aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis Pearl Harbor
#4054, aired 2002-03-28NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS: Before the 1962 Peace Prize, this chemist won a 1948 Presidential Medal for developing armor-piercing shells Linus Pauling
#4053, aired 2002-03-27IN THE BOOKSTORE: Editor Otto Penzler dubbed his 2001 lineup of baseball mysteries this after a nickname given a 1927 lineup Murderers' Row
#4052, aired 2002-03-26FOOD & DRINK: From a flowering plant, the Aztecs used it as a chocolate enhancer & the Spanish called it this, meaning "pod" vanilla
#4051, aired 2002-03-251950s FICTION: One of the most influential books of our time, this 1,100-page novel was originally called "The Strike" Atlas Shrugged
#4050, aired 2002-03-22FROM THE LATIN: Derived from the Latin for "to walk", this word is often printed backwards to be seen in rear-view mirrors ambulance
#4049, aired 2002-03-21ASIAN CITIES: The name of this Afghan city is a local variation of the name of the man who conquered the region in 329 B.C. Kandahar
#4048, aired 2002-03-20FAMOUS AMERICANS: The most requested photo in the history of the National Archives is of the 1970 meeting of these 2 men Richard Nixon & Elvis Presley
#4047, aired 2002-03-19ARTISTS: The tapestries in Israel's Knesset were designed by this artist born in Russia in 1887 Marc Chagall
#4046, aired 2002-03-18CELEBRITIES: He describes himself as "Cablinasian", a hybrid of Caucasian, Black, American Indian & Asian Tiger Woods
#4045, aired 2002-03-15FAMILIAR PHRASES: The phrase "to turn a blind eye" is said to have been inspired by a 19th century naval incident involving this man Admiral Lord Nelson
#4044, aired 2002-03-14RECENT FILMS: The name of this character means "fear" in Yiddish Shrek
#4043, aired 2002-03-13POPULAR SONG: The lyrics to a song that went to No. 1 on the sales charts in Oct. 2001 were written by this 19th c. American Francis Scott Key
#4042, aired 2002-03-12WORLD CAPITALS: Other than Washington, D.C., it's the only world capital named for an American Monrovia, Liberia
#4041, aired 2002-03-11ARCHITECTURE & SOCIETY: The tiered steeple of St. Bride's Church in London inspired the traditional form of this festive item a wedding cake
#4040, aired 2002-03-08BRITISH LITERARY CHARACTERS: Originally called Sherringford Hope, his final last name came from his creator's favorite American poet Sherlock Holmes
#4039, aired 2002-03-07MUSICAL THEATER: "Il Muto" & "Don Juan Triumphant" are shows within this show that premiered on Broadway in 1988 The Phantom of the Opera
#4038, aired 2002-03-06TELEVISION: The characters Adam, Eric & Joseph were much younger on the 2001 PAX prequel to this '60s series Bonanza
#4037, aired 2002-03-05CABINET POSITIONS: This original cabinet post created in 1789 didn't get an accompanying department until 1870 the Attorney General
#4036, aired 2002-03-04U.S. PRESIDENTS: His last will & testament named the Warm Springs Foundation as the beneficiary of insurance policies totaling $560,000 Franklin Roosevelt
#4035, aired 2002-03-01THE MOVIES: Federal Express founder Fred Smith made a special cameo appearance in this 2000 film Cast Away
#4034, aired 2002-02-28TV & LITERATURE: "The Fugitive" was based in part on this 1862 novel in which a detective relentlessly pursues the fugitive hero Les Misérables
#4033, aired 2002-02-27THE CIVIL WAR: This Tennessean was the only U.S. Senator from a seceded state to remain loyal to the Union Andrew Johnson
#4032, aired 2002-02-2619th CENTURY INVENTIONS: Peter Roget's new device for performing mechanically the involution & evolution of numbers the slide rule
#4031, aired 2002-02-25CLASSICAL MUSIC: This orchestral instrument is the first one heard in Stravinsky's "Orpheus" & the second heard in Liszt's "Orpheus" the harp
#4030, aired 2002-02-22SPORTS TEAMS: This pro sports team has 3 official mascots: Edgar, Allan & Poe Baltimore Ravens
#4029, aired 2002-02-21FAMOUS NAMES: The son of an art teacher, he became vice president of the Swiss Psychoanalytic Society in 1919 Hermann Rorschach
#4028, aired 2002-02-202000 FILMS: This film was partly inspired by Jean-Leon Gerome's painting "Pollice Verso" or "Thumbs Down" Gladiator
#4027, aired 2002-02-19FOOD SUPERSTITIONS: Sold on Good Friday, they were once used as charms against evil & were said to last without getting moldy hot cross buns
#4026, aired 2002-02-18TRANSPORTATION: In 2001 Germany began regular passenger service on one of these, named for a German, for the 1st time since 1937 zeppelin
#4025, aired 2002-02-1520th CENTURY BRITISH NOVELS: The phrase that's the title of this novel comes from the translation of the Hebrew word Beelzebub Lord of the Flies
#4024, aired 2002-02-14AMERICAN HISTORY: German officer Johann Rall led this group when they were defeated in battle in December 1776 the Hessians
#4023, aired 2002-02-13STATE CAPITALS: This least populous state capital falls alphabetically immediately after Alabama's Montpelier, Vermont
#4022, aired 2002-02-12WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS: Don Hoefler, a reporter for Electronic News, is credited with coining this name for an area south of San Francisco Silicon Valley
#4021, aired 2002-02-11LIFE SCIENCE: As they become visible when stained, they were named this from the Greek for "color" & "body" chromosomes
#4020, aired 2002-02-08U.S. GOVERNMENT: Its seal includes the motto "Fidelity, bravery, integrity" the Federal Bureau of Investigation
#4019, aired 2002-02-07FIRST LADIES: She was First Lady of the U.S. longer than any other woman Eleanor Roosevelt
#4018, aired 2002-02-06CITIES: Founded in 1565, it is the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the continental United States St. Augustine, Florida
#4017, aired 2002-02-05FADS: A '50s fad still popular today, this toy was inspired by a Connecticut bakery's pie tins frisbee
#4016, aired 2002-02-04ANNUAL EVENTS: It passes near Fenway Park & in the 1990s in the men's open division it was won by Kenyans 9 times the Boston Marathon
#4015, aired 2002-02-01AMERICAN COMPOSERS: Rachmaninoff & Heifetz watched Paul Whiteman conduct the 1924 premiere of a milestone work by this composer Gershwin
#4014, aired 2002-01-31ATHLETES: He was an Olympian, played pro baseball for the Reds & was a charter member of pro football's Hall of Fame (Jim) Thorpe
#4013, aired 2002-01-30'90s BESTSELLERS: This novel grew out of a series of personal columns that first ran in the Independent of London Bridget Jones's Diary
#4012, aired 2002-01-29FAMOUS AMERICANS: The international airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan is named for this man who moved to the city from Nebraska as a child Gerald Ford
#4011, aired 2002-01-28THE CABINET: 1 of 2 Presidents, other than FDR, to have 4 or more Attorneys General during their terms in office (1 of) Richard Nixon or Ulysses S. Grant
#4010, aired 2002-01-25WORLD LEADERS: Born into a royal family of the Thembu people & expected to become a chief, he became a president in 1994 Nelson Mandela
#4009, aired 2002-01-24WORLD OF SPORTS: Events using this item include maximum time aloft & William Tell, where you knock an apple off your own head boomerang
#4008, aired 2002-01-23BUSINESS NAMES: In 1795 he received the first official permit from the King of Spain to produce tequila commercially Jose Cuervo
#4007, aired 2002-01-22FIRST LADIES: 1 of 2 first ladies buried at Arlington National Cemetery (1 of) Jackie Kennedy & Mrs. Taft
#4006, aired 2002-01-21PEOPLE ON THE MAP: Tourist spots in the Asian city named for this man include Notre Dame Cathedral & Reunification Hall Ho Chi Minh
#4005, aired 2002-01-18THE ELEMENTS: The first known discoverer of an element, Hennig Brand, found this solid in 1669 & had Europe aglow with excitement phosphorus
#4004, aired 2002-01-17MILITARY MATTERS: Completed by the British in 1906, its name means "fear nothing" & it made all others of its kind obsolete HMS Dreadnought
#4003, aired 2002-01-16THE 50 STATES: The 2 states whose names each contain 3 sets of double letters; they border each other Mississippi & Tennessee
#4002, aired 2002-01-15ARTISTS: Marie von Goethem, a student of the Ballet de l'Opera, was the model for his most famous sculpture (Edgar) Degas
#4001, aired 2002-01-14AWARDS: This food company sponsors the "Very Best in Youth" award Nestlé's
#4000, aired 2002-01-11INVENTORS: Summarizing the dawn of a new era, he came up with the slogan, "You press the button, we do the rest" George Eastman
#3999, aired 2002-01-10PAST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: Each fall the Archdiocese of New York sponsors a major fund-raising dinner named for him Al Smith
#3998, aired 2002-01-091950s TELEVISION: According to the L.A. Times, he quipped, "How many stories should you tell about two people in an apartment?" Jackie Gleason
#3997, aired 2002-01-08PLAYWRIGHTS: King Louis XIV was the godfather of this playwright's first child, born in 1664 Molière
#3996, aired 2002-01-07ORGANIZATIONS: In 2001 a fight over these initials pitted the panda against The Rock WWF
#3995, aired 2002-01-0419th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: Other than FDR, he's the only Democrat to receive his party's nomination in 3 straight elections Grover Cleveland
#3994, aired 2002-01-03FAMILIAR PHARASES: This 2-word term entered the English language after a pilot reported seeing 9 of them near Mt. Rainier in June 1947 flying saucers
#3993, aired 2002-01-021970s GAMES: Of this ground-breaking game, its creator said, "We knew a square ball wasn't cool" but "It was all we could do" Pong
#3992, aired 2002-01-01CLASSIC TV CHARACTERS: In a real ceremony in 2001, the Marines promoted this character to Lance Cpl. after he was a private for over 30 years Gomer Pyle
#3991, aired 2001-12-31LAW HISTORY: In 1964 he was the prosecutor of Jack Ruby; in 1973 he was the defendant in a landmark Supreme Court case Wade
#3990, aired 2001-12-28TRADITIONS: NORAD's annual tracking of his flight progress goes back to 1955 & now has a website Santa Claus
#3989, aired 2001-12-27STATE SYMBOLS: Appropriately, the mayflower is the official flower of this state Massachusetts
#3988, aired 2001-12-26ANIMALS: Scientists named an anticoagulant found in the saliva of a species of this animal "draculin" (vampire) bat
#3987, aired 2001-12-25NATURE: The symbol seen here represents this animal's foundation, headquartered in Australia koala
#3986, aired 2001-12-24LANDMARKS: This California structure whose official color is international orange is one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World Golden Gate Bridge
#3985, aired 2001-12-21CHRISTMAS SONGS: The song you're hearing right now was written originally in this language: "...Tender and mild / Sleep in heavenly peace / Sleep in heavenly peace..." German
#3984, aired 2001-12-20MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS: This 2000 film was the first drama to have an authorized Led Zeppelin tune on its soundtrack Almost Famous
#3983, aired 2001-12-19STATE NICKNAME ORIGINS: One popular story is that men of this state fought so stalwartly it seemed their feet were stuck to the ground North Carolina
#3982, aired 2001-12-18COLONIAL TRADE: The Dutch traded New York to the British for a tiny island producing this, now mainly used at Christmastime nutmeg
#3981, aired 2001-12-17AWARDS: In 2001 the Pritzker Prize, architecture's most prestigious, was presented at this historic home in the U.S. Monticello
#3980, aired 2001-12-14BIRDS: This North American bird is known scientifically as Mimus polyglottos mockingbird
#3979, aired 2001-12-13U.S. PRESIDENTS & VICE PRESIDENTS: He's the only man elected vice president twice & elected president twice Richard Nixon
#3978, aired 2001-12-12TV SPIN-OFFS: One of the 2 hourlong dramas spun off from popular half-hour sitcoms in the 1970s Lou Grant or Trapper John, M.D.
#3977, aired 2001-12-11ENTERTAINERS: Interviewed on "60 Minutes" in 2001, he said, "It's been one of my lifelong jobs... to make the world laugh at Adolf Hitler" Mel Brooks
#3976, aired 2001-12-10THE OSCARS: One of 4 men nominated twice for playing the same character (1 of) Bing Crosby, Paul Newman, Al Pacino & Peter O'Toole
#3975, aired 2001-12-07COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: This independent nation is the only Hindu kingdom in the world Nepal
#3974, aired 2001-12-06BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY: Engineers Jerry Yang & David Filo chose this name for their company in 1994; it's what each considered himself Yahoo!
#3973, aired 2001-12-05HISTORIC HEROES: This man born in 1783 is considered the national hero of 5 different countries Simon Bolivar
#3972, aired 2001-12-04CLIMATE TERMS: From the Latin for "restraint", these zones extend 900 miles north & south of the tropics temperate zones
#3971, aired 2001-12-03FICTIONAL PLACES: The creator of this Minnesota town says its name is Ojibwa for "Place where we waited all day for you in the rain" Lake Wobegon
#3970, aired 2001-11-30BESTSELLING AUTHORS: One of the world's bestselling novelists, he created TV's "I Dream of Jeannie" Sidney Sheldon
#3969, aired 2001-11-29ARTISTS: Christopher Buckley called his book on the life and work of this artist "Blossoms and Bones" Georgia O'Keeffe
#3968, aired 2001-11-28ACTRESSES: In 1999 Liz Smith quoted her as saying, "I look at the Empire State Building and I feel like it belongs to me" Fay Wray
#3967, aired 2001-11-27SIGNS & SYMBOLS: To boost morale between 2 merging insurance companies, it was designed & put on a pin in 1963 by Harvey Ball the smiley face
#3966, aired 2001-11-26WORLD CITIES: This capital city of 13 million located at 55.5 degrees north latitude is the most populous city in Europe Moscow
#3965, aired 2001-11-23ANCIENT ROMANS: According to tradition, he was descended from the clan of the Pontii & killed himself in 39 A.D. Pontius Pilate
#3964, aired 2001-11-22FADS: Invented by Dan Robbins, this product was first sold in the 1950s with the slogan "Every Man a Rembrandt" Paint by Numbers
#3963, aired 2001-11-21WORLD GEOGRAPHY: It's the only island whose territory makes up parts of 3 different independent nations Borneo (Malaysia, Indonesia & Brunei)
#3962, aired 2001-11-20CITY NAME ORIGINS: In 1517 the Portuguese modified the name of a port city of western Ceylon in honor of this man Christopher Columbus
#3961, aired 2001-11-19AMERICAN LITERATURE: John Steinbeck originally called this 1937 short novel "Something That Happened" Of Mice and Men
#3960, aired 2001-11-16SPORTS MARKETING: Tiger Woods' 22-page booklet "The Making of a Champion" came free on one million boxes of this product Wheaties
#3959, aired 2001-11-15YOUNG STARS: In the past 3 years she's played film roles based on Shakespeare's Katharina, Ophelia & Desdemona Julia Stiles
#3958, aired 2001-11-14THE INTERNET: This search engine was co-founded by Sergey Brin, a math major who chose the name to imply a vast reach Google
#3957, aired 2001-11-13FIRST LADIES: First & last names of the 2 First Ladies who each had a husband & son serve as president Abigail Adams & Barbara Bush
#3956, aired 2001-11-12THE EARLY 20th CENTURY: A 1904 issue of Popular Science Monthly reported their success in North Carolina the previous year the Wright Brothers
#3955, aired 2001-11-09STATE CAPITALS: Of the 4 state capitals named for U.S. presidents, it's the one that's farthest south Jackson, Mississippi
#3954, aired 2001-11-08THE UNIVERSE: It's the body that's about 1 1/4 light-seconds from Earth the Moon
#3953, aired 2001-11-07LEGENDARY CHARACTERS: Led by Nicholas, a German boy, the Children's Crusade of 1212 may have been the inspiration for this character The Pied Piper (of Hamelin)
#3952, aired 2001-11-06FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: Character from an 18th century tale who felt "Above an hundred arrows discharged on my left hand" Gulliver
#3951, aired 2001-11-05ROYALTY: The king of this Asian country is known as the "Possessor of the 24 Golden Umbrellas" Thailand
#3950, aired 2001-11-02U.S. PRESIDENTS: Washington was the one who added these 4 words to the presidential oath; they're not in the Constitution "So Help Me God"
#3949, aired 2001-11-01AMERICAN LITERATURE: "The Mute" was the working title of this 1940 novel by a female author The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (by Carson McCullers)
#3948, aired 2001-10-31WORDS IN POETRY: The 2 "oo" 4-letter words in the poem inscribed in the base of the Statue of Liberty poor & door
#3947, aired 2001-10-30COLLECTIBLES: When he moved into the White House, George W. Bush brought some of his over 150 autographed ones of these baseballs
#3946, aired 2001-10-29HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: Upon this nation's independence in 1903, it was "moved" from one continent to another Panama
#3945, aired 2001-10-26'90s MOVIES: It was based on the true story of the 4 Niland brothers of Tonawanda, New York Saving Private Ryan
#3944, aired 2001-10-257-LETTER WORDS: It's from the Greek for "a place for watching" theater
#3943, aired 2001-10-24SPORTS ON TV: The highest-rated sports program in TV history, other than a Super Bowl, took place on February 23, 1994, in this sport ladies' figure skating
#3942, aired 2001-10-23BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: These 2 companies whose products complement each other are the only 2 that have ever topped the Fortune 500 General Motors & Exxon
#3941, aired 2001-10-22INTERNATIONAL COASTLINES: It's the only country bordering the Caspian Sea that was not a member of the Soviet Union Iran
#3940, aired 2001-10-19MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM NAMES: This team received its name after an 1890 incident in which it "stole" away an important player from another team Pittsburgh Pirates
#3939, aired 2001-10-18ORGANIZATIONS: This organization is headquartered at 1776 D Street, NW Washington, D.C. Daughters of the American Revolution
#3938, aired 2001-10-17MUSIC & THE MOVIES: The soundtrack of this 1992 film is the bestselling movie soundtrack of the 1990s The Bodyguard
#3937, aired 2001-10-16USA: Now part of a national recreation area, it was once referred to as "Uncle Sam's Devil's Island" Alcatraz Island
#3936, aired 2001-10-15SCIENCE NEWS: It's the reason that airlines altered many of their transpacific flight plans on March 23, 2001 the Mir space station crashing down to Earth
#3935, aired 2001-10-12THE VOCAL ARTS: Alessandro Moreschi, who died in 1922, was the last renowned member of this operatic category of voice the Castrati
#3934, aired 2001-10-11U.S. COLLEGES: Its original home was built in 1829 as an arsenal to defend against slave insurrections The Citadel (the Military College of South Carolina)
#3933, aired 2001-10-10FOOD & DRINK: A statue in the town of Epernay, France honors this blind French monk Dom Perignon (credited with inventing champagne)
#3932, aired 2001-10-09WOMEN AUTHORS: In 1935 she sent a telegram to a Macmillan editor: "Please send manuscript back I've changed my mind" Margaret Mitchell ("Gone with the Wind")
#3931, aired 2001-10-08RELIGION: Among the 854 people the Russian Orthodox Church canonized in 2000 was this czar who was buried in St. Petersburg in 1998 Nicholas II
#3930, aired 2001-10-0520th CENTURY WOMEN: Ushers at her 2001 funeral included Bill Gates, Barbara Walters, Jim Lehrer & Bob Woodward Katharine Graham (publisher of The Washington Post)
#3929, aired 2001-10-04EXPLORATION: In February 1962 he said, "The sunset was beautiful. It went down very rapidly" John Glenn
#3928, aired 2001-10-03TRANSPORTATION: The 3 bases for these in the U.S. are at Pompano Beach, Fla., Carson, Calif. & Suffield, Oh., just east of Akron the Goodyear Blimps
#3927, aired 2001-10-02SPORTS STARS: A July 2001 newspaper ad from the U.S. Postal Service congratulating this man read "Un, Deux, Trois!" Lance Armstrong
#3926, aired 2001-10-01WORLD LEADERS: In April 2001 Kevin Costner screened his film "Thirteen Days" for this man, a key player in the events portrayed Fidel Castro
#3925, aired 2001-09-28THE INTERNET: With a catalog of 28 million items including books, CDs & audiobooks, it's the world's largest online shop
#3924, aired 2001-09-27FAMOUS BUILDINGS: Unlike today, 75 years ago you could walk unannounced into this now 132-room home & shake its occupant's hand the White House
#3923, aired 2001-09-26IT'S ABOUT TIME: Scientists added an extra one of these to December 31, 1998, giving it 86,401; we hope you made good use of it a second
#3922, aired 2001-09-25POP MUSIC: Selling over 12 million copies, this singer's 1999 album is the bestselling album by a teenage solo artist Britney Spears
#3921, aired 2001-09-24U.S. GEOGRAPHY: It's the only U.S. state that touches 2 oceans Alaska
#3920, aired 2001-09-21THE ACADEMY AWARDS: He was nominated for Best Director twice in the same year, the first so honored since Michael Curtiz for 1938 Steven Soderbergh
#3919, aired 2001-09-20ON THE MAP: 2 of the 3 countries classified as extending across 2 continents (2 of) Turkey, Russia, or Egypt
#3918, aired 2001-09-19EUROPEAN PRINCESSES: On July 20, 1999 she gave birth to her fourth child, Princess Alexandra of Hanover Princess Caroline of Monaco
#3917, aired 2001-09-18THE STOCK EXCHANGE: With over 20,000 stores worldwide, it began trading on the NYSE in July 2000 under the symbol SE 7-Eleven
#3916, aired 2001-09-17FAMOUS PHRASES: This expression comes from a 1956 novel about Frank Skeffington's final run for mayor "the last hurrah"
#3915, aired 2001-09-14ASTRONOMER'S DICTIONARY: This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning "circle of animals" zodiac
#3914, aired 2001-09-13FILM DIRECTORS: In his 1929 film "Die Frau im Mond", or "Woman in the Moon", he originated the rocket countdown Fritz Lang
#3913, aired 2001-09-12ORGANIZATIONS: Linda Collins's tetanus antitoxin allergy led her parents to found this emergency information service MedicAlert
#3912, aired 2001-09-11VOLCANOS: Of the U.S. states with active volcanos, this state is farthest south Hawaii
#3911, aired 2001-09-10FAMOUS PEOPLE: In 2001, she produced & hosted the Travel Channel's "Secrets of San Simeon" Patty Hearst
#3910, aired 2001-09-07ZOOLOGY: Animal species that's the subject of the longest consecutive study of any group of wild animals, 40 years chimpanzees
#3909, aired 2001-09-06HISTORIC NAMES: In 1978, Congress restored U.S. citizenship to this man seen here Jefferson Davis
#3908, aired 2001-09-0519th CENTURY AUTHORS: D.H. Lawrence called him "an adventurer into the vaults and... horrible underground passages of the human soul" Edgar Allan Poe
#3907, aired 2001-09-04NATIONAL ANTHEMS: "Land Of Two Rivers" is the anthem of this country whose history goes back thousands of years Iraq
#3906, aired 2001-09-03AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY: This Ford with a name from Native American myth was the first model to be Motor Trend Car of the Year the Thunderbird
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