Season 22 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#5055, aired 2006-07-28AMERICANA: A monument at this Nebraska site bears the words "He ain't heavy, Father... he's m' brother" Boys Town
#5054, aired 2006-07-27AMERICAN WOMEN AUTHORS: Henry James called her "the Thackeray, the Trollope, of the nursery and the schoolroom" Louisa May Alcott
#5053, aired 2006-07-26AFRICAN CAPITALS: To get the name of its country, add 2 letters to the end of this world capital city Tunis
#5052, aired 2006-07-25POLITICAL IDIOMS: Used to describe a response made without thinking, its physical counterpart can take 1/20 second knee-jerk
#5051, aired 2006-07-24OSCAR-NOMINATED MOVIES: One of the 2 Best Picture nominees in which CBS newsman & "60 Minutes" producer Don Hewitt is a character (1 of) The Insider & Good Night, and Good Luck.
#5050, aired 2006-07-21NYC TICKER-TAPE PARADE HONOREES: Of the 3 men honored August 13, 1969, the one who spent part of July 20th miles from the other 2 Michael Collins
#5049, aired 2006-07-20EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: This co-principality is considered to have had the last remnant of Medieval Europe's feudal system Andorra
#5048, aired 2006-07-19PRESIDENTIAL QUOTATIONS: He announced to the American public, "The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed..." Harry Truman
#5047, aired 2006-07-18LITERARY CHARACTERS: Last name of Sir Clifford, whose crippling war injuries make life difficult for his wife Chatterley
#5046, aired 2006-07-17VARIETY HEADLINES: The Variety headline when this couple married June 29, 1956 read, "Egghead Weds Hourglass" Arthur Miller & Marilyn Monroe
#5045, aired 2006-07-14FAMOUS PLAYS: This play that is quite concerned with the English language was, oddly enough, first performed in German in 1913 Pygmalion
#5044, aired 2006-07-13U.S. HISTORY: He was the commanding Union general at Bentonville, site of the last major Confederate offensive William Tecumseh Sherman
#5043, aired 2006-07-12PRO FOOTBALL GEOGRAPHY: Of all the U.S. states with 2 current NFL teams, it’s the only state the Mississippi River touches Missouri
#5042, aired 2006-07-11BUSINESS FIRSTS: On July 20, 1903 this company delivered its first product, purchased by a respected Detroiter Ford
#5041, aired 2006-07-10ISLANDS: Of the world's 10 largest islands, 3 belong all or in part to Indonesia & 3 belong to this country Canada
#5040, aired 2006-07-07STATE FLAGS: Its state flag, based on a design from 1776, shows Virtue, dressed like an Amazon, triumphing over Tyranny Virginia
#5039, aired 2006-07-06CHILDREN'S LIT TITLE CHARACTERS: He "came into the world in the middle of the thicket, in one of those little, hidden forest glades..." Bambi
#5038, aired 2006-07-05WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY: The 2 outlets of the Gulf of Mexico, a strait & a channel, bear the names of these 2 land areas Florida & the Yucatán peninsula
#5037, aired 2006-07-04THE 20th CENTURY: On October 16, 1964 at Lop Nor this nation detonated its first nuclear device China
#5036, aired 2006-07-03OSCAR-WINNING SINGERS: 2 of the 4 people who've had a Billboard No. 1 pop album & also won a regular acting Oscar (2 of) Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, & Jamie Foxx
#5035, aired 2006-06-30CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: This author & illustrator has said, "Max is like my demented son and he's taking care of his father for life" Maurice Sendak
#5034, aired 2006-06-29COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: The main green of this university includes statues of Ira Allen, its founder, & Lafayette, who visited in 1825 the University of Vermont
#5033, aired 2006-06-28WORLD EVENTS: In 2003, 120 years after it made headlines, a book on this was subtitled "The Day the World Exploded" the eruption of Krakatoa
#5032, aired 2006-06-27FILMS OF THE '60s: Peter O'Toole was Oscar-nominated for playing the same king in these 2 movies Becket & The Lion in Winter
#5031, aired 2006-06-2619th CENTURY GOVERNORS: To date, he's the only person to be elected governor of 2 different states Sam Houston
#5030, aired 2006-06-2319th CENTURY LITERATURE: "I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world", says this narrator Ishmael
#5029, aired 2006-06-22WASHINGTON, D.C.: Originally housed in a boarding house & then in the Capitol, today it occupies 3 buildings named for presidents the Library of Congress
#5028, aired 2006-06-21AUTHORS: Author seen here with his son A.A. Milne
#5027, aired 2006-06-20NATIONAL NAMES: 2 of 3 European Union member nations whose names are only one syllable in English (2 of) France, Greece, & Spain
#5026, aired 2006-06-19WORD ORIGINS: From the name of a committee created by Gregory XV to spread the faith, it means info used to spread a belief propaganda
#5025, aired 2006-06-16TRANSPORTATION NEWS: This city's iconic Routemaster vehicles were just shy of 50 years' service when they were retired in 2005 London
#5024, aired 2006-06-15THE OSCARS: 2 of the 3 Westerns to win the Oscar for Best Picture (2 of) Cimarron, Unforgiven, & Dances with Wolves
#5023, aired 2006-06-14POLITICAL QUOTATIONS: It was said that being with these 2 leaders, born 1874 & 1882, "was like sitting between 2 lions roaring at the same time" Winston Churchill & Franklin Delano Roosevelt
#5022, aired 2006-06-13LITERARY QUOTES: "I would like to take the great DiMaggio fishing" is a line from this 1952 work; like DiMaggio, it's an American classic The Old Man and the Sea (by Ernest Hemingway)
#5021, aired 2006-06-12U.S. NEWSPAPERS: During the American Revolution, this New England newspaper had the USA's highest circulation; it's still in the top 50 the Hartford Courant
#5020, aired 2006-06-09ROYALTY: His trial began on January 20, 1649 Charles I (of England)
#5019, aired 2006-06-08UNIVERSITIES: It's the only state that doesn't have an undergraduate university or university system named just for the state itself New Jersey
#5018, aired 2006-06-07CANADIAN POSTAL ABBREVIATIONS: It's the only Canadian province or territory whose 2-letter postal abbreviation is a preposition Ontario
#5017, aired 2006-06-06OSCAR WINNERS: Dianne Wiest (1986 & 1994) is the only 2-time acting Oscar winner to win both working for the same director--him Woody Allen
#5016, aired 2006-06-05WORDS IN THE NEWS: This word for one who hangs around the corridors of power refers back to the corridors themselves lobbyist
#5015, aired 2006-06-02EUROPEAN LITERARY CLASSICS: In this 1832 German work, the title character is followed home by a poodle that changes into something evil Faust (by Goethe)
#5014, aired 2006-06-01PLAYWRIGHTS: In 2005 Broadway's Virginia Theatre was renamed to honor this late author, the first African-American so honored August Wilson
#5013, aired 2006-05-31AFRICA: In January 2006 this country swore in Africa's first elected female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Liberia
#5012, aired 2006-05-30COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: For over a decade starting from 1807, this nation's capital was moved to a city in South America Portugal
#5011, aired 2006-05-2920th CENTURY AMERICANS: Encouraged by RFK to seek public office, he left the Marines as a colonel in 1965 & won a Senate seat 9 years later John Glenn
#5010, aired 2006-05-2620th CENTURY WOMEN: In 1964, in a rare interview, she said, "All I want to be is the Jane Austen of South Alabama..." Harper Lee
#5009, aired 2006-05-25MILITARY HISTORY: Lasting about a month, it's the battle for which the most marines earned the Medal of Honor Iwo Jima
#5008, aired 2006-05-24PORT CITIES: It was Russia's third-largest city until it became the capital of an independent republic in 1918 Riga, Latvia
#5007, aired 2006-05-23THE GLOBE: If you dig straight through the Earth's center from Canton, Ohio you'll end up not in China but in this body of water the Indian Ocean
#5006, aired 2006-05-2219th CENTURY AMERICA: Springs at Weston, Missouri provided water to wagon trains & McCormick's, now the USA's oldest continuously operating one of these a distillery
#5005, aired 2006-05-19WORLD LITERATURE: It says, "'O Poet... I beg you, that I may flee this evil & worse evils, to lead me... that I may see the gateway of Saint Peter'" Dante's Inferno
#5004, aired 2006-05-18LEGAL TERMS: Congress has passed 2 laws named for this, defined as inciting rebellion: one in 1918 and one 120 years earlier sedition
#5003, aired 2006-05-17BRITISH MONARCHS: The last British monarch who was not the child of a monarch Queen Victoria
#5002, aired 2006-05-16SCIENTISTS: "American Prometheus" is a biography of this physicist who died in 1967 J. Robert Oppenheimer
#5001, aired 2006-05-15MYTHOLOGY: The name of this monster is from the Greek for "she-goat" the Chimera
#5000, aired 2006-05-12ISLANDS: Davis Strait, named for a Northwest Passage seeker, separates these 2 islands that total over 1 million square miles Greenland & Baffin Island
#4999, aired 2006-05-11HISTORIC NAMES: A silent movie title includes the last name of this 18th c. statesman & favorite of Catherine the Great Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin
#4998, aired 2006-05-10CHARACTERS IN SHAKESPEARE: Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge referred to the "motiveless malignity" of this character Iago
#4997, aired 2006-05-09COMPOSING CONTEMPORARIES: One of 2 hyphenated composers who flourished in the 1870s, one with "The Maid of Pskov" & one with "Samson et Dalila" (1 of) Camille Saint-Saens & (Nicolai) Rimsky-Korsakov
#4996, aired 2006-05-08SCIENCE: The symbol of this element first isolated in 1783 comes from its German name tungsten
#4995, aired 2006-05-05U.S. PRESIDENTS: Had he lived in ancient Greece, this president would have been called Odysseus Ulysses S. Grant
#4994, aired 2006-05-04MEMOIRS: Chapters in this 1937 memoir include "A Kikuyu Chief", "War-Time Safari" & "Old Knudsen" Out of Africa (by Isak Dinesen)
#4993, aired 2006-05-03PEOPLE IN SPACE: In 2005, as the shuttle Discovery prepared for landing, NASA played a Dexys Midnight Runners song in her honor Eileen Collins
#4992, aired 2006-05-02WORD HISTORY: One Mongol tribe or army, it came to mean "a vast number" because the fierce Mongol warriors seemed so numerous a horde
#4991, aired 2006-05-01THEATRE 2005: The conduct of a priest arouses suspicion in this play that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Doubt (by John Patrick Shanley)
#4990, aired 2006-04-28AFRICA: In November 2005 leaders of Spain & France joined in celebrating the 50th anniversary of this country's independence Morocco
#4989, aired 2006-04-27WOMEN IN HISTORY: In an 1863 essay Harriet Beecher Stowe called this woman whom she had met with "The Libyan Sibyl" Sojourner Truth
#4988, aired 2006-04-26LITERARY OBJECTS: In literature from the 1200s to today, it has been depicted as a type of dish, a talismanic stone & a woman the Holy Grail
#4987, aired 2006-04-25MOVIE DIRECTORS: He's the only person to direct his daughter & his father in Oscar-winning performances John Huston
#4986, aired 2006-04-24ROCKS & MINERALS: Mines near Ticonderoga, New York were once the USA's principal source for this 8-letter mineral graphite
#4985, aired 2006-04-21FAMOUS OBJECTS: Shah Jahan, Ranjit Singh & Queen Victoria all possessed a famous one whose name means "mountain of light" a diamond
#4984, aired 2006-04-20BOOKS: Chap. 1: "Until one morning in mid-November of 1959, few Americans--in fact, few Kansans--had ever heard of Holcomb" In Cold Blood (by Truman Capote)
#4983, aired 2006-04-19WORLD LEADERS: In 1984 his grandson succeeded his daughter to become his country's prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru
#4982, aired 2006-04-18AMERICAN POLITICIANS: In 2005 he took his first submarine dive since he left the Navy in 1953, on a new nuclear vessel that's named for him Jimmy Carter
#4981, aired 2006-04-17LEADING MEN: 1 of 2 actors who have earned acting Academy Award nominations in the last 5 consecutive decades (1 of) Jack Nicholson or Michael Caine
#4980, aired 2006-04-14POETS: She wrote, "From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor" Emma Lazarus
#4979, aired 2006-04-13'60s NOVELS' FIRST LINES: It begins, "Amerigo Bonasera... waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter" The Godfather
#4978, aired 2006-04-12U.S. TERRITORIES: 5 of the 7 islands that make up this U.S. territory are of volcanic origin; the other 2 are coral atolls American Samoa
#4977, aired 2006-04-11THE EARLY 1900s: These 2 nations fought a war on neither nation's soil; the decisive battle came at present-day Shen-Yang Russia & Japan
#4976, aired 2006-04-10MEMORIALS: Opened in 2002 in Lower Manhattan, a memorial to this 1845-1849 tragedy used Kilkenny limestone the Great Potato Famine in Ireland
#4975, aired 2006-04-07TELEVISION: The television documentary "America's Favorite Neighbor" was a tribute to him Fred Rogers
#4974, aired 2006-04-06BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: On July 16, 1995 this company made its first sale, a science textbook
#4973, aired 2006-04-05STATE CAPITALS: Alphabetically, they're the first two state capitals named for presidents Jackson & Jefferson City
#4972, aired 2006-04-04GERMAN AMERICANS: He famously remarked, "We are all the President's men", giving Woodward & Bernstein their title Henry Kissinger
#4971, aired 2006-04-03AMERICAN AUTHORS: The grandson of a humorist, the son of a children's author, his first novel in 1974 was huge bestseller Peter Benchley
#4970, aired 2006-03-31FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHS: Alberto Korda, Castro's official photographer, is best known for an image of this man seen on countless shirts & posters Che Guevara
#4969, aired 2006-03-30NOTABLE WOMEN: She was the 31st person--& the first woman--to lie in state or honor in the U.S. Capitol Rosa Parks
#4968, aired 2006-03-2920th CENTURY THEATER: This play ends with 1 character asking, "Well? Shall we go?"; the other replies, "Yes, let's go", but they do not move Waiting for Godot
#4967, aired 2006-03-28POETS: The Library of Congress' 2005 exhibit on him had a section titled "Wound Dresser in the Civil War" Walt Whitman
#4966, aired 2006-03-27MILITARY HISTORY: In 2005 a single sapling was planted at an army barracks in Australia to mark the 90th anniversary of this battle Gallipoli
#4965, aired 2006-03-24HISTORIC NAMES: When Alexander Hamilton & James Monroe nearly met in a duel, this man interceded & defused the situation Aaron Burr
#4964, aired 2006-03-23BRITISH MONARCHS: The last British king not named George, William or Edward was named this James (II)
#4963, aired 2006-03-22U.S. STATES: A popular nickname of this state comes from a plant, Poa pratensis, that covers the state Kentucky
#4962, aired 2006-03-2120th CENTURY LITERATURE: "Annie" Sadilek, an immigrant girl from Bohemia, inspired the title character in this 1918 novel of the Great Plains My Antonia (by Willa Cather)
#4961, aired 2006-03-20THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR: If you'd invested $84 for 4 shares of this company at its March 13, 1986 IPO, you'd have 1,152 shares & $30,124.80 as of Jan. 1, 2006 Microsoft
#4960, aired 2006-03-1720th CENTURY BOOKS: Chapter I of this book tells us: "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood..." Angela's Ashes (by Frank McCourt)
#4959, aired 2006-03-16FOOD LORE: In food lore, the design of this treat symbolizes arms folded in prayer & the 3 holes stand for the Trinity the pretzel
#4958, aired 2006-03-15NATURE: Far from the mainland, Hawaii is poor in native mammals: it has 2, a type of seal & a type of this, order Chiroptera a bat
#4957, aired 2006-03-14WORD ORIGINS: The word "toxic" comes from the ancient Greek for this weapon an arrow
#4956, aired 2006-03-13AMERICAN HISTORY: Henry Laurens, Thomas Mifflin & Richard Henry Lee were presidents of this body that only lasted for about 15 years the Continental Congress
#4955, aired 2006-03-10HISTORIC DOCUMENTS: Clause 39 of this reads "No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned... except by the legal judgment of his peers" the Magna Carta
#4954, aired 2006-03-09ISLANDS: Despite landmines dating from 1982, penguins use these islands for mating grounds, being too light to set them off the Falkland Islands
#4953, aired 2006-03-08SHAKESPEARE: Oddly enough, this 3-word phrase is the only Latin phrase spoken in the play "Julius Caesar" "Et tu, Brute?"
#4952, aired 2006-03-07GEOGRAPHIC NICKNAMES: From the 1795 poem "Erin": "Nor one feeling of vengeance presume to defile/ The cause, or the men, of" this place the Emerald Isle
#4951, aired 2006-03-06AMERICAN HISTORY: This legislative body first met on March 4, 1789 in New York City, but only 8 of its 22 members were present the U.S. Senate
#4950, aired 2006-03-03AMERICAN LITERATURE: This 1906 novel says, "Now & then a visitor wept, to be sure; but this slaughtering machine ran on, visitors or no..." The Jungle
#4949, aired 2006-03-02THE VICE PRESIDENCY: In the 20th century, 2 of the 3 men who served less than 1 year as VP before becoming president (2 of) Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman & Gerald Ford
#4948, aired 2006-03-01WORD ORIGINS: This word regarding infidelity came from a certain bird leaving its eggs in other nests to be raised cuckold
#4947, aired 2006-02-28TREES: To honor a Cherokee leader who died in 1843, a European botanist proposed this name for a tree Sequoia
#4946, aired 2006-02-27AMERICAN WOMEN: She gave herself the third-person name "Phantom", the "no-person" she was from 19 months until she was almost 7 Helen Keller
#4945, aired 2006-02-24FAMOUS AMERICANS: Growing up on a farm, Henry Ford didn't "care much for" these... "I never really made friends with them" horses
#4944, aired 2006-02-23EUROPEAN FICTION: This 1915 story says, "His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin... waved helplessly before his eyes" Metamorphosis (by Franz Kafka)
#4943, aired 2006-02-22THE SOLAR SYSTEM: The 2 planets in our solar system that have atmospheres made up mostly of carbon dioxide Venus & Mars
#4942, aired 2006-02-21FAMOUS PAINTERS: His twin daughters both married generals, & his portrait of one of his sons-in-law is seen here Jacques-Louis David
#4941, aired 2006-02-20WORLD LEADERS: The first prime minister of his country to be born in that land, he was assassinated in 1995 Yitzhak Rabin
#4940, aired 2006-02-17FORMER WORLD CAPITALS: In 1998 Czar Nicholas II & his wife Alexandra were laid to rest in this city St. Petersburg
#4939, aired 2006-02-16AMERICAN MUSIC: On December 11, 1987 it was designated as the national march of the United States "Stars and Stripes Forever"
#4938, aired 2006-02-15LITERARY ANIMALS: In an 1877 novel, he tells us that he was originally called Darkie, & later, Old Crony Black Beauty
#4937, aired 2006-02-14NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN: In 2004 & 2005 this former university provost topped Forbes' list of the 100 most powerful women in the world Condoleezza Rice
#4936, aired 2006-02-13THE 50 STATES: Since 1776, it has been the only U.S. state to be the most populous state for more than a century New York
#4935, aired 2006-02-10AMERICANA: Originally beardless, Uncle Sam got his chin whiskers from images depicting this real-life man Abraham Lincoln
#4934, aired 2006-02-09CONGRESS: The word for this job comes from a fox-hunting term for someone who keeps the hunting dogs from straying the whip
#4933, aired 2006-02-08MILESTONES: In 1994, 25 years after this event, 1 participant said, "For one crowning moment, we were creatures of the cosmic ocean" the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon
#4932, aired 2006-02-0720th CENTURY BOOKS: In a classic book, this title phrase precedes the words "which had swept through Georgia" Gone with the Wind
#4931, aired 2006-02-06FAMOUS SHIPS: On December 27, 1831 it departed Plymouth, England to map the coastline of South America the HMS Beagle
#4930, aired 2006-02-03NOTABLE WOMEN: In 1967 Dame Cicely Saunders founded St. Christopher's, the first modern one of these; in 2005 she died there a hospice
#4929, aired 2006-02-02CHARACTERS IN 18th CENTURY PLAYS: This Englishwoman's name comes from the French for "badly suited to the purpose" Mrs. Malaprop
#4928, aired 2006-02-01WAR & PEACE: In 1839 the first of several wars broke out over the trade of an extract from a flower of this family poppy
#4927, aired 2006-01-31PEN NAMES: A 20th century writer derived this pen name from the patron saint of England & a river in Suffolk George Orwell
#4926, aired 2006-01-30WORLD MONEY 2005: This U.S. sports figure (born 1940) became the only living person ever on a Scottish note besides the Queen & her mum Jack Nicklaus
#4925, aired 2006-01-27WORLD CAPITALS: A 1958 coup in this city ended a monarchy; 10 years of political turmoil followed, then 35 years of dictatorship Baghdad
#4924, aired 2006-01-26CIVIL RIGHTS: On August 6, 2005 an Atlanta march supported extending the Voting Rights Act signed by this president Lyndon Baines Johnson
#4923, aired 2006-01-25WORD ORIGINS: This word that has come to mean "sudden prosperity" means "good weather" in Spanish bonanza
#4922, aired 2006-01-24WORLD HISTORY: This person was the reigning monarch of Great Britain when the U.S. national anthem was written George III
#4921, aired 2006-01-23GEM LORE: In Greek myth this gem was "created" by tears of wine from Dionysus that stained the quartz statue of a maiden the amethyst
#4920, aired 2006-01-20CURRENT ROYALTY: First name & number shared by 2 current European monarchs Albert II
#4919, aired 2006-01-19HIT SONGS: This No. 1 hit from 1968 was part of a hit film's soundtrack & was originally written about Eleanor Roosevelt "Mrs. Robinson"
#4918, aired 2006-01-18U.S. COMMERCE: Huntington, considered the USA's busiest inland port & largely shipping coal, is on this river the Ohio River
#4917, aired 2006-01-17WOMEN LEADERS: It's the world's most populous country with a female head of government, Khaleda Zia Bangladesh
#4916, aired 2006-01-16ANCIENT OBJECTS: In I Kings 8 there was nothing inside it except 2 tablets put there by Moses the Ark of the Covenant
#4915, aired 2006-01-13LITERARY HISTORY: Mary Roberts Rinehart's 1930 mystery novel "The Door" turned blaming this character into a cliche the butler
#4914, aired 2006-01-12CLASSIC MOVIE CHARACTERS: Appropriately, this villainous movie character's name comes from the Dutch word for "father" Darth Vader
#4913, aired 2006-01-11NEWSMAKERS: In April 2005, during his first 2 days on the job, he received more than 56,000 e-mails Pope Benedict XVI
#4912, aired 2006-01-10THE U.S. MILITARY: Established in 1903, the oldest U.S. military base in continuous use outside of the U.S. is in this country Cuba
#4911, aired 2006-01-09BODIES OF WATER: This sea's south boundary is a line from the southern tip of India to the eastern tip of Africa the Arabian Sea
#4910, aired 2006-01-06AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTRESSES: The only time 3 African-American women were nominated for Oscars for work in the same movie was for this film The Color Purple
#4909, aired 2006-01-05RELIGIOUS PERSONALITIES: In the 56 years from 1948 to 2004, he appeared 48 times on the Gallup Poll's annual "Most Admired" lists the Reverend Billy Graham
#4908, aired 2006-01-04NEWER WORDS & PHRASES: The Academie Francaise has officially translated it as "toile d'araignee mondiale" world wide web
#4907, aired 2006-01-03U.S. CITIES: Its name includes the county of which it's the seat & the state of which it's the capital Oklahoma City
#4906, aired 2006-01-02ANCIENT BIOGRAPHERS: Born around 46 A.D., he spent time in both Greece & Rome & wrote to encourage respect between the 2 cultures Plutarch
#4905, aired 2005-12-30RIVERS: They're the two rivers meeting in the photo the Hudson River & the East River
#4904, aired 2005-12-29SOVIET HISTORY: He died in Moscow September 11, 1971 following nearly 7 years of house arrest Nikita Khrushchev
#4903, aired 2005-12-28PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYS: This play says "Then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at--Elysian Fields!" A Streetcar Named Desire
#4902, aired 2005-12-27INVENTORS: In the 18th century he wrote, "I have only to move my eyes up or down... to see distinctly far or near" Benjamin Franklin
#4901, aired 2005-12-26COMPOSERS: He moved to Vienna in 1766; in 1778 he presented his native Italy with the first opera staged at La Scala Antonio Salieri
#4900, aired 2005-12-23SHAKESPEAREANA: A knight in "Henry VI, Part I" who flees battle to save his life is an early version of this great character Sir John Falstaff
#4899, aired 2005-12-22ANNUAL EVENTS: Henri Desgrange, founder of this event, created its maillot jaune, 1st worn by Eugene Christophe, riding from Grenoble the Tour de France
#4898, aired 2005-12-21LINES FROM LINCOLN: Though it's not accurate, this meaning of the word "Mississippi" appears in one of Lincoln's most famous lines father of waters
#4897, aired 2005-12-20AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN: This man who died in 1984 remarked, "We're not in the hamburger business, we're in show business" Ray Kroc
#4896, aired 2005-12-19TRADEMARKS: As the result of a merger in 1999, this company's trademarks include both a tiger & Pegasus Exxon Mobil
#4895, aired 2005-12-161940s MOVIES: This 1942 film gained greater distinction following a January 1943 meeting of Allied leaders in its title location Casablanca
#4894, aired 2005-12-15ON THE GLOBE: The way this nation's coastline would fit neatly into the Gulf of Guinea supports the theory of continental drift Brazil
#4893, aired 2005-12-14SURNAMES: It's the only surname ever shared by a U.S. president & a British prime minister Wilson
#4892, aired 2005-12-13FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS: He was the only 20th century president who had previously served as U.S. House Minority Leader Gerald Ford
#4891, aired 2005-12-1219th CENTURY LIT: This work says, "Man is not truly one, but truly two... I learned to recognize the... primitive duality of man" Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
#4890, aired 2005-12-0920th CENTURY INNOVATIONS: After watching smoke emitted by WWI airplanes, Major J.C. Savage developed the technique for this skywriting
#4889, aired 2005-12-08POLITICAL LINGO: Senate Rule 22 governs this; Clinton called it "posturing to prove... a minority can paralyze the federal government" filibusters
#4888, aired 2005-12-0720th CENTURY NOVELS: This 1955 novel was originally titled "The Kingdom by the Sea", an allusion to Poe's "Annabel Lee" Lolita
#4887, aired 2005-12-06NAMES OF THE 1930s: A famous 1936 speech by this man began, "At long last, I am able to say a few words of my own" King Edward VIII
#4886, aired 2005-12-05U.S. STATES: Now the fourth largest in area, it's the largest state formed primarily from the Louisiana Purchase Montana
#4885, aired 2005-12-021950s MOVIE ENSEMBLES: Name missing from this list: Webber, Begley, Marshall, Warden, Balsam, Fiedler, Klugman, Binns, Sweeney, Voskovec & Cobb Fonda
#4884, aired 2005-12-01GEOGRAPHY: 10 million people live in this country that is almost bisected by the second-longest river in Europe Hungary
#4883, aired 2005-11-30IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA: The last full 2005 Micropedia article about a person is on the Russian-born man famed as an inventor of this in the 1920s television
#4882, aired 2005-11-29SPORTS HISTORY: In a famous incident, it's the school at which William Webb Ellis disregarded the rules in 1823 Rugby
#4881, aired 2005-11-28HERALDIC SYMBOLS: Dating from the second half of the 15th century, the Tudor rose has petals of these 2 colors red & white
#4880, aired 2005-11-25COMPANY ORIGINS: This company's namesake founder, the son of German immigrants, sold pickles to Pittsburgh grocers Heinz
#4879, aired 2005-11-24HISTORIC NAMES: In 2005, the 700th anniversary of his execution, his 5-foot sword was displayed in N.Y. as part of a Tartan Day celebration William Wallace
#4878, aired 2005-11-23THE UNITED NATIONS: In 1994, after a 20-year absence, this country's delegation was allowed to be seated in the U.N. General Assembly South Africa
#4877, aired 2005-11-2220th CENTURY BOOKS: This 1972 book, a bestseller in 2005, begins, "We were somewhere around Barstow... when the drugs began to take hold" Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (by Hunter Thompson)
#4876, aired 2005-11-21NAME THE POEM: "He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across and eat the cones under his pines" "Mending Wall" (by Robert Frost)
#4875, aired 2005-11-18WORLD CAPITALS: Pizarro founded this city whose present name is from a Quechua word meaning "talker" Lima, Peru
#4874, aired 2005-11-17BRITISH POETS: In 1812 he became a disciple & friend of social philosopher William Godwin, later his father-in-law Percy Shelley
#4873, aired 2005-11-16WORD ORIGINS: This word meaning "complete range" comes from the 3rd Greek letter, which used to be the low end of the musical scale gamut
#4872, aired 2005-11-152005 COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES: Speaking at his alma mater, he urged graduates to be voracious readers, donate to worthy causes & stay in Maine Stephen King
#4871, aired 2005-11-14AMERICAN DESIGN: A Phillips 66 in Cloquet, Minnesota is the only functioning gas station designed by this man Frank Lloyd Wright
#4870, aired 2005-11-1120th CENTURY U.S. PRESIDENTS: His mother, Louise, said, "I do not want my son to be president... his is a judicial mind and he loves the law" William Howard Taft
#4869, aired 2005-11-10BILLBOARD MAGAZINE: Launched in 2004, Billboard's first Top 20 chart for these included "My Boo", the "Halloween" theme & "Ice Ice Baby" ringtones
#4868, aired 2005-11-09STATE CAPITALS: 5 state capitals, all of them on or west of the Mississippi, begin with these 2 letters S-A
#4867, aired 2005-11-08CONTINENTS: This continent has the lowest high point & the highest low point, less than a 7,500' difference Australia
#4866, aired 2005-11-07NOTABLE NAMES: He declined the offer to lead a country & once said, "Politics is for the present... an equation is... for eternity" Albert Einstein
#4865, aired 2005-11-04PRECIOUS METALS: The largest single accumulation of gold known, about $90 billion from several countries, is found in this U.S. state New York
#4864, aired 2005-11-03CELEBRITIES: Calling him a Revolutionary, in 2000 Fidel Castro dedicated a statue of this man on the 20th anniversary of his murder John Lennon
#4863, aired 2005-11-02FAMOUS EXPRESSIONS: This cliche about superfluousness is derived from criticism of a 2nd coronation in Shakespeare's "King John" gilding the lily
#4862, aired 2005-11-01THE OLD WEST: This outlaw's father, a minister, gave him his first & middle names after an 18th century English clergyman John Wesley Hardin
#4861, aired 2005-10-3120th CENTURY REPUBLICANS: Never president, he was the youngest man ever to receive the Republican presidential nomination (Thomas) Dewey
#4860, aired 2005-10-28CAPITAL CITIES: Home to the oldest cathedral & the oldest university in the Americas, this capital was founded in 1496 Santo Domingo
#4859, aired 2005-10-2718th CENTURY CORRESPONDENCE: In 1776 she wrote, "Whilst you are... emancipating all nations, you insist upon retaining an absolute power over wives" Abigail Adams
#4858, aired 2005-10-26WOMEN IN POLITICS: Elected in 1916, she was the subject of a 1995 biography called "Bright Star in the Big Sky" Jeannette Rankin
#4857, aired 2005-10-25YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS: This organization pledges it will strive for "clearer thinking... greater loyalty... larger service, and... better living" in that order 4H
#4856, aired 2005-10-24CLASSIC TELEVISION: It was the first TV series to win the Hugo Award for best dramatic presentation The Twilight Zone
#4855, aired 2005-10-2119th CENTURY LITERARY CHARACTERS: Hanged in an 1837 novel, he so angered some Londoners that his creator toned him down in future editions Fagin
#4854, aired 2005-10-20ENTERPRISING WOMEN: She began her company in 1946 with a skin cream her chemist uncle developed & pioneered the concept of "gift with purchase" Estée Lauder
#4853, aired 2005-10-19AMERICANA: (Kelly of the Clue Crew reads the clue from a mail sorting counter at the post office.) In the '60s, to popularize a new system, the Post Office used ads of Ethel Merman singing this Disney movie tune "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"
#4852, aired 2005-10-18ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: He was nominated for Best Actor 5 times in the 1950s, the most for any man in one decade Marlon Brando
#4851, aired 2005-10-17EUROPE: Of nations entirely within Europe, it was the largest in area in 1571 & 1771, not on the map in 1871, & No. 6 in 1971 Poland
#4850, aired 2005-10-14HISTORIC PEOPLE: At 81, this Pennsylvanian was the oldest delegate at the 1787 Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin
#4849, aired 2005-10-13HOBBIES: This word comes from the Greek words for "light" & "writing" photography
#4848, aired 2005-10-12SWEET TREATS: Once known as fairy floss in the U.S., it's "papa's beard" in France & "sugar wool" in Germany cotton candy
#4847, aired 2005-10-11CLASSIC LITERATURE: Chapter 1 of this book describes "a cyclone cellar, where the family could go in case one of those… whirlwinds arose" The Wizard of Oz
#4846, aired 2005-10-10CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: This one-word name is derived from the fact that the character used to sit among the ashes Cinderella
#4845, aired 2005-10-07THE KING JAMES BIBLE: A Gospel & a book of the Old Testament each start with these same 3 words In the beginning
#4844, aired 2005-10-06PUBLICATIONS: In 1889 a daily New York news summary called the "Customers' Afternoon Letter" became this publication The Wall Street Journal
#4843, aired 2005-10-05RECORD SETTERS: On August 6 & 7, 1961, Gherman Titov did this 17 times; the previous record was one orbit the Earth
#4842, aired 2005-10-0420th CENTURY NOVELS: Ironically, this 1953 science fiction book began appearing in a censored version in 1967 Fahrenheit 451
#4841, aired 2005-10-03PRESIDENTIAL RELATIVES: He defended civil rights as a representative from Massachusetts' 11th District from 1895 to 1901 John Francis Fitzgerald
#4840, aired 2005-09-30THE NOBEL PRIZES: For the first time in its history, the Nobel Prize for Literature was not awarded in this year 1914
#4839, aired 2005-09-29FAMOUS ENGLISHMEN: In 2004 a top entry in a 6,000 mile albatross race was sponsored by a descendant of this man who died in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#4838, aired 2005-09-28THE 1980s: On May 18, 1980 its height was reduced from 9,677 feet to 8,364 feet Mount Saint Helens
#4837, aired 2005-09-2715-LETTER ANAGRAMS: Someone chatting about preserving natural resources is these 2 similar words, anagrams of each other conversationist & conservationist
#4836, aired 2005-09-26AFRICA: Equatorial Guinea is the only African nation whose official language is this Spanish
#4835, aired 2005-09-23MILITARY TRADITIONS: At a military funeral, the American flag is folded this many times to resemble a Revolutionary War soldier's hat 13
#4834, aired 2005-09-22FAMOUS PAINTINGS: It was originally painted as the centerpiece for the Spanish Government Pavilion at the 1937 Paris World's Fair Guernica (by Pablo Picasso)
#4833, aired 2005-09-21NOVELISTS: His great-granddad wrote the best-seller "White Rose of Memphis", a city 40 miles north of the county in which he was raised William Faulkner
#4832, aired 2005-09-20BY THE NUMBERS: The phrase "How I want a drink, alcoholic of course" is often used to help memorize this pi
#4831, aired 2005-09-19RANKS & TITLES: In 1950 Pius XII was Pontifex Maximus; exactly 2,000 years earlier, this man held a title of the same name Julius Caesar
#4830, aired 2005-09-1620th CENTURY WOMEN: A group chaired by her produced a system that President Bush says now needs "wise and effective reform" Frances Perkins
#4829, aired 2005-09-15EUROPEAN RULERS: This man who became a ruler in April 2005 is the great-nephew of the 1926 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama Prince Albert II of Monaco
#4828, aired 2005-09-1418th CENTURY LITERATURE: This character studied medicine, "knowing it would be useful in long voyages" Gulliver
#4827, aired 2005-09-13THE MAP OF NORTH AMERICA: Number of Canadian provinces that border the Great Lakes 1
#4826, aired 2005-09-12BROADWAY MUSICALS: "No matter how hopeless, no matter how far, to fight for the right without question" is from this show Man of La Mancha
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