Season 29 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#6665, aired 2013-08-02BODIES OF WATER: This body of water bearing the name of a country borders 5 U.S. states the Gulf of Mexico
#6664, aired 2013-08-01POSTAL ABBREVIATIONS: Like NM & MN, the postal abbreviations of these 2 states are the reverse of one another Alabama (AL) & Louisiana (LA)
#6663, aired 2013-07-31THE CIVIL WAR: Abraham Lincoln called this document, which took effect in 1863, "a fit and necessary war measure" the Emancipation Proclamation
#6662, aired 2013-07-30TOY BRANDS: In 1966 this company produced 706 million elements of its product; in 2011, it produced 36 billion LEGO
#6661, aired 2013-07-29IN THE DICTIONARY: The last entry in the Random House Webster's unabridged dictionary is used to represent this annoying sound snoring
#6660, aired 2013-07-26CLASSICAL MUSICIANS: The cover of the May 19, 1958 Time magazine called him "The Texan who conquered Russia" Van Cliburn
#6659, aired 2013-07-25FRENCH HISTORY: Starting in 1349, this marine animal was on the coat of arms of the heir apparent to the French throne a dolphin
#6658, aired 2013-07-243-NAMED PEOPLE: Born in what's now Maine in 1807, he's honored with a bust in a special section of Westminster Abbey Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#6657, aired 2013-07-23OSCAR-WINNING ACTORS: They're the only 2 Best Actor winners with the same last name; one was a winner for 1979 & 1988, the other for 2005 Dustin Hoffman & Philip Seymour Hoffman
#6656, aired 2013-07-22SPORTS GEOGRAPHY: Though they live elsewhere, Alan Page & Dan Dierdorf will both always be in this Ohio city where they were born Canton, Ohio
#6655, aired 2013-07-19PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING NOVELS: Its first line is "A green hunting cap squeezed on the top of the fleshy balloon of a head" A Confederacy Of Dunces
#6654, aired 2013-07-18HISTORIC TELEGRAMS: In May 1945 Churchill cabled Truman that this "is drawn down upon their front. We do not know what is going on behind" the Iron Curtain
#6653, aired 2013-07-17INTERNATIONAL SPORTS: 2013 marks the 100th running of this event, first won by Maurice Garin with a time of 94 hours, 33 minutes, 14 seconds the Tour de France
#6652, aired 2013-07-16THE WORLD OF TV: In 2013 Britain marked this show's 50th anniversary with a series of stamps of the 11 actors who have played the lead role Doctor Who
#6651, aired 2013-07-15OPERA: This 1871 opera is set in Memphis & Thebes, & along the banks of the Nile Aida
#6650, aired 2013-07-12VIDEO GAME HISTORY: The title princess of this game, which launched a best-selling franchise, was named for F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife The Legend of Zelda
#6649, aired 2013-07-11CLASSICAL MUSIC: This piece that premiered in Moscow in 1882 includes strains from "God Save the Czar" & "La Marseillaise" the 1812 Overture
#6648, aired 2013-07-10AUTHORS: He quit pursuing a Ph.D. in 1926 to pursue drawing, but you might say he gave himself the degree anyway Dr. Seuss
#6647, aired 2013-07-09NATIONAL OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: This country has an area of only 275 square miles but has 4 official languages: English, Tamil, Chinese & Malay Singapore
#6646, aired 2013-07-08AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIRSTS: Tracing her family to William Hood of 18th century Pennsylvania, Karen Batchelor made news as this organization's first African-American member the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
#6645, aired 2013-07-05U.S. PRESIDENTS: The only 2 men who were U.S. president 10 years to the day after their first inauguration Grover Cleveland & Franklin Roosevelt
#6644, aired 2013-07-04SAINTS ON THE MAP: In population, it's the largest U.S. city with the same Spanish name as a current Western Hemisphere capital San Jose
#6643, aired 2013-07-0320th CENTURY MUSIC: European music has "3 Bs"; 20th c. American music's "3 Cs" were John Cage, Elliott Carter & this composer/conductor Aaron Copland
#6642, aired 2013-07-02THE ANCIENT WORLD: The area that the people of ancient Rome called this was their city's equivalent of the Greek agora the forum
#6641, aired 2013-07-01NOVELS: This 1934 novel was partly written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul; the room is now a memorial to the author Murder on the Orient Express
#6640, aired 2013-06-281950s FICTION: John Updike wrote "Rabbit, Run" partly in reaction to this more carefree novel that was published 3 years earlier On the Road
#6639, aired 2013-06-27TRANSPORTATION: Susan B. Anthony said this new fad had "done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world" the bicycle
#6638, aired 2013-06-26MOVIES & THE BIBLE: In this crime drama, a 1994 Oscar nominee for Best Picture, a character misquotes Ezekiel 25:17 twice Pulp Fiction
#6637, aired 2013-06-25PLANTS: Economically speaking, this plant family with about 10,000 species is by far the most important the grass family
#6636, aired 2013-06-24WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Names of the 2 geographical features on a 2012 postage stamp issued jointly by Nepal & Israel Mt. Everest & The Dead Sea
#6635, aired 2013-06-21CARTOON CHARACTERS: She first appeared in 1930's "Dizzy Dishes", along with singing cats in flapper outfits Betty Boop
#6634, aired 2013-06-20WORLD LEADERS: Since 1991 this country has had only 3 different presidents; the current one took over in 2012 for the second time Russia
#6633, aired 2013-06-19WAR NOVELS: Appropriately, the sound of musketry & artillery is described as "a crimson roar" in this story The Red Badge of Courage
#6632, aired 2013-06-18FOOD & DRINK: A sign of a trend, in 2010 this product passed Pepsi to move into the No. 2 spot in U.S. soft drink popularity Diet Coke
#6631, aired 2013-06-17IN THE NEWSPAPER: Her pen name honored a wise woman from the Old Testament & a 19th century U.S. president Abigail Van Buren (or Dear Abby)
#6630, aired 2013-06-14THE UNITED NATIONS: Of nations in the World Almanac, 3 are not U.N. members: Taiwan, Vatican City & this European one that gained independence in 2008 Kosovo
#6629, aired 2013-06-13BEST PICTURE WORDPLAY: From 2005, it's the last Best Picture Oscar winner whose name is just one syllable Crash
#6628, aired 2013-06-1220th CENTURY HISTORY: In terms of British monarchs, it's next in the sequence seventh, fifth, eighth, sixth... second
#6627, aired 2013-06-11AMERICAN LITERATURE: This 1884 novel begins in the fictional town of St. Petersburg & ends in Pikesville, 1,100 miles down the Mississippi The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
#6626, aired 2013-06-1019th CENTURY NAMES: This French engineer once asked, "Why should we disguise the industrial nature of iron, even in the city?" Gustave Eiffel
#6625, aired 2013-06-07AMERICAN WRITERS: Contemporary reviews called this writer "A Yankee Diogenes" & the "Concord Diogenes" Thoreau
#6624, aired 2013-06-06AMERICANA: A bo'sun whistle was once a prize in boxes of this alliterative product introduced in 1963 Cap'n Crunch
#6623, aired 2013-06-05SPORTING EVENTS: An old name for this Olympic sporting event is the quinquertium the pentathlon
#6622, aired 2013-06-04NOTABLE NAMES: In August 2012 the Telegraph of London ran the headline "Paralympics 2012:" he "opens ceremony with a 'Big Bang'" Stephen Hawking
#6621, aired 2013-06-03EUROPEAN HISTORY: This 17th century king named his throne room the Apollo Chamber Louis XIV
#6620, aired 2013-05-31CLASSIC NOVELS: In his will, this title guy tells his niece Antonia she should marry a man who knows not "about... chivalry" Don Quixote de la Mancha
#6619, aired 2013-05-30AMERICAN SCIENTISTS: In 1920, the New York Times said he lacks the “knowledge ladled out daily in high schools”; on July 17, 1969, the paper apologized Robert Goddard
#6618, aired 2013-05-29AMERICAN MILITARY MEN: In April 1951 he told Congress, "In war there can be no substitute for victory" General MacArthur
#6617, aired 2013-05-28AMERICAN ACTORS: Reflecting a long friendship dating to a 1962 film they did together, Brock Peters gave the eulogy at this star's 2003 funeral Gregory Peck
#6616, aired 2013-05-27CLASSIC KID STUFF: This 1920s plaything still made today got its name in tribute to 2 famous men of the day: Marconi & Lindbergh the Radio Flyer
#6615, aired 2013-05-24DISNEY SONGS: This 1964 song was inspired when one of the writer's sons took the oral polio vaccine "A Spoonful Of Sugar"
#6614, aired 2013-05-23ART SUBJECTS: In 1816 Francisco Goya published a series of 33 etchings called "La Tauromaquia", depicting this activity bullfighting
#6613, aired 2013-05-22AMERICAN WOMEN: Referring to a 1955 incident, she said, "Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it" Rosa Parks
#6612, aired 2013-05-21FRENCH LITERATURE: An article about improvements in transportation, including the opening of the Suez Canal, inspired this 1873 novel Around the World in 80 Days
#6611, aired 2013-05-2020th CENTURY PEOPLE: In a PS to an April 12, 1945 letter, he wrote, "This was dictated before the world fell in on me... what a blow it was, but--I must meet it" Harry Truman
#6610, aired 2013-05-17THE CIVIL WAR: The last of the 11 Southern states to secede from the Union, it borders 6 of them Tennessee
#6609, aired 2013-05-1620th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: These 2 men followed each other consecutively as vice president & later, in reverse order, as president Richard Nixon & LBJ
#6608, aired 2013-05-15FAMOUS EUROPEANS: After moving to Argentina in 1949, this industrialist was named a righteous gentile by Yad Vashem Oskar Schindler
#6607, aired 2013-05-14MODERN-DAY CHINA: Because Internet censors block mentions of this 1989 date, Chinese bloggers write it as "535" June 4
#6606, aired 2013-05-13AUTHORS IN THE NEWS: When Curiosity touched down on Mars in 2012, its landing site was named in honor of this author who died weeks before Ray Bradbury
#6605, aired 2013-05-10FAMOUS NAMES IN TRANSPORTATION: In 1928, a year after making international headlines, it reached its final destination, the Smithsonian the Spirit of St. Louis
#6604, aired 2013-05-09THE CONTINENTS: It’s the continent that’s home to the most U.N. member countries, including a new one added in 2011 Africa
#6603, aired 2013-05-08FAMOUS ENGLISHMEN: On the eve of his 200th birthday in 2009, the Church of England offered him "an apology for misunderstanding you" Charles Darwin
#6602, aired 2013-05-07CHARACTERS IN SHAKESPEARE: This character said to represent Shakespeare's philosophy has a name that means "fortunate" in Latin Prospero
#6601, aired 2013-05-06STATE QUARTERS: The back of the quarter for this state is the only one that features a monarch Hawaii
#6600, aired 2013-05-03SCIENCE: For a 1953 paper Odile Crick drew the diagram showing the structure of this DNA
#6599, aired 2013-05-02ISLAND COUNTRIES: No longer "western", this 1-word nation has moved to the west side of the Intl. Date Line to join Asia & Australia Samoa
#6598, aired 2013-05-01THE THEATRE: Dramatizing a murder from the year 1170, a 1935 T.S. Eliot play aptly had its first performance in this English city Canterbury
#6597, aired 2013-04-30CLASSIC HIT SONGS: In 1962 Chatham County, Georgia gave this name to a body of water flowing past Johnny Mercer's childhood home Moon River
#6596, aired 2013-04-29MAGAZINES: Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, 5280 Magazine is a guide to this city Denver
#6595, aired 2013-04-26GREAT NOVELS: A preface to this novel called it "rustic all through... Moorish, and wild, and knotty as the root of Heath" Wuthering Heights
#6594, aired 2013-04-25TV SPIN-OFFS: Premiering in 1993, this show lasted 11 seasons, like its predecessor show; the 2 were set nearly 2,500 miles apart Frasier
#6593, aired 2013-04-24THE U.S. GOVERNMENT: Donna Shalala, Alberto Gonzales & Tom Vilsack have each served as the "designated survivor" skipping this event the State of the Union address
#6592, aired 2013-04-23GEOGRAPHIC MATH: North America's 3 mainland countries have a total of 91 states & provinces; Mexico has this many states 31
#6591, aired 2013-04-22BEST ACTRESS OSCAR NOMINEES: Her nomination in 1987 was the first Best Actress nomination for a science fiction film Sigourney Weaver
#6590, aired 2013-04-19COUNTRIES' HIGHEST POINTS: This country is home to the highest mountain outside Asia Argentina
#6589, aired 2013-04-18WORLD LEADERS: In 1990 she became the first modern head of government to give birth while in office, to a daughter named Bakhtawar Benazir Bhutto
#6588, aired 2013-04-171960s TELEVISION: Jackie Gleason considered, but then decided against, suing this show that premiered September 30, 1960 The Flintstones
#6587, aired 2013-04-16NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS: The winner in 1984, he likes to be called "Arch", a reference to his job Desmond Tutu
#6586, aired 2013-04-15AUTHORS: In hiding when his life was threatened, Salman Rushdie paid tribute to Conrad & Chekhov by using this pseudonym Joseph Anton
#6585, aired 2013-04-12PHYSICISTS: On Oct. 14, 1992 particle detector inventor Georges Charpak became the last man in physics to achieve this honor alone the Nobel Prize
#6584, aired 2013-04-11WORLD CITIES: Founded in 1521, 44 years before St. Augustine, Fla., it's the oldest city est. by Europeans on what is now U.S. territory San Juan, Puerto Rico
#6583, aired 2013-04-1019th CENTURY AUTHORS: His works include "Sylvie and Bruno", "Phantasmagoria and Other Poems" & "Algebraic Formulae and Rules" Lewis Carroll
#6582, aired 2013-04-09THE TONY AWARDS: Winner of Best Play in 1949, it's the only play to win the Best Revival Tony 3 different times Death of a Salesman
#6581, aired 2013-04-08ART: One of its principal members said, "One morning one of us, having no black, used blue instead, &" this movement "was born" Impressionism
#6580, aired 2013-04-05BROADWAY MUSICALS: The last song in this musical is "Tomorrow Is A Latter Day" The Book of Mormon
#6579, aired 2013-04-04AT THE GROCERY STORE: The national promotion board for this food, Citrullus lanatus, lists hydration as a primary health benefit watermelon
#6578, aired 2013-04-0320th CENTURY NAMES: In 2012 her picture replaced that of Julio Argentino Roca on a currency note Eva Perón
#6577, aired 2013-04-02AUTHORS: This author who passed away in 2012 quipped, "For those who haven't read the books, I am known best for my hair preparations" Gore Vidal
#6576, aired 2013-04-01STATE MOTTOS: On a state seal since 1850, this one-word motto is found in a story about Archimedes Eureka
#6575, aired 2013-03-29PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: Since 1850, 1 of the 2 Republicans to appear on the ticket as president or vice president 3 elections in a row Richard Nixon or George H.W. Bush
#6574, aired 2013-03-28BUSINESS: In 1972 this company bought its first ship, the Empress of Canada, & renamed it the Mardi Gras Carnival (Cruise Lines)
#6573, aired 2013-03-27AWARDS: For 2012, the front of these awards shows Nike stepping out of the Parthenon & the reverse depicts the Thames the Olympic medals
#6572, aired 2013-03-26THE 1990s: The 7th & last American to stay there was aerodynamic scientist Andy Thomas, with 130 days there in 1998 (Space Station) Mir
#6571, aired 2013-03-25THE AFI's 100 GREATEST AMERICAN MOVIES: "The Wizard of Oz" & this 1950s film are the 2 musicals in the top 10 on the AFI's list Singin' in the Rain
#6570, aired 2013-03-22SCIENCE WORDS: This biological term for cell division was borrowed in 1939 to describe a form of energy release fission
#6569, aired 2013-03-21ARTISTS: On his deathbed he told police, "What I have done is nobody else's business"; one theory is he was protecting others (Vincent) van Gogh
#6568, aired 2013-03-20EUROPEANA: In the 16th century the ancestors of the current president of France fled what is now this country the Netherlands
#6567, aired 2013-03-19LITERARY TITLE PLACES: An 1831 novel says that Charlemagne laid the first stone of this title place, "old queen of our cathedrals" Notre Dame
#6566, aired 2013-03-18SONGS: This U.S. ceremonial song was written in 1811 about the head of a Scottish clan, not an American leader "Hail to the Chief"
#6565, aired 2013-03-15SHAKESPEARE: Samuel Johnson said Shakespeare "so carefully informs us" that this play is set on the eve of May Day & yet called it this A Midsummer Night's Dream
#6564, aired 2013-03-14BEATLES SONGS: It was one of The Beatles' longest songs & the one to spend the most time at No. 1 on the U.S. charts--9 weeks "Hey Jude"
#6563, aired 2013-03-13NEWSPAPERS: The circulation of the Times of New York & London totals about 1/2 the "Times of" this place, largest of any English daily India
#6562, aired 2013-03-12HISTORICAL RELATIVES: This king was the first of Henry VIII's many fathers-in-law King Ferdinand
#6561, aired 2013-03-11BRITISH NOVELS: Fittingly, this Thomas Hardy character is introduced near the Pure Drop Inn Tess of the d'Urbervilles
#6560, aired 2013-03-08THE OSCARS: Brother & sister who were both nominated for 1969 Oscars: he for a screenplay, she for Best Actress; they didn't win Jane Fonda & Peter Fonda
#6559, aired 2013-03-07THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: One of the 2 Central American countries never under military rule in the last 50 years Costa Rica or Belize
#6558, aired 2013-03-06U.S. HISTORY: Congress has passed 11 of these: the first in 1812, the last in 1942 declarations of war
#6557, aired 2013-03-05CLASSIC NOVELS: In this novel the title character says, "It is a bad omen" after a guard does not hear a train & is crushed Anna Karenina
#6556, aired 2013-03-04COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: One of its mascots is a restored 1930 sport coupe that's been in use at the school since 1961 Georgia Tech
#6555, aired 2013-03-01BUSINESS HISTORY: In 1938 his company began installing instruments in U.S. homes to record the frequencies to which a radio was tuned A.C. Nielsen
#6554, aired 2013-02-28THE UNIVERSE: In 2006 it was moved to a new list that includes Ceres & Eris Pluto
#6553, aired 2013-02-27SPEECHWRITERS: To the question "Did you write the best-known line in JFK's inaugural?", Ted Sorensen would smile & say these 2 words ask not
#6552, aired 2013-02-2619th CENTURY AMERICA: One of the 2 years in which 3 men served as president of the United States 1841 or 1881
#6551, aired 2013-02-25AMERICAN AUTHORS: In 1925 she visited a floating theater docked in North Carolina to research her next novel (Edna) Ferber
#6550, aired 2013-02-22ITALY: The Italian word for "shadow" is used as a local variation on the name of this region midway between Rome & Florence Umbria
#6549, aired 2013-02-21RUSSIAN HISTORY: Launched October 1, 1928, it was brought to a premature end in 1932 amid growing hunger 5-year plan
#6548, aired 2013-02-20CLASSIC JAZZ SONGS: The title of this 1959 instrumental is a synonym for "Time Out", the album on which it first appeared "Take Five"
#6547, aired 2013-02-19THE NEW 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD: On the new list chosen in 2007, this wonder designed by Heitor da Silva Costa is the only statue Christ the Redeemer
#6546, aired 2013-02-18WORLD CAPITALS: Alphabetically, Zagreb is the last world capital; this capital of a former Soviet republic is second to last Yerevan
#6545, aired 2013-02-15FAMOUS WOMEN: Her 1886 obituary in a Massachusetts paper said, "Very few in the village, except among the older inhabitants, knew" her "personally" Emily Dickinson
#6544, aired 2013-02-14MUSEUMS: Its collection includes a 16" high architects' model of its first permanent building, opened in 1939 MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art)
#6543, aired 2013-02-13THE ROSETTA STONE: Champollion's deciphering the 1st symbol as "sun" led to translating the name of this leader--there were 11 of them named this Ramses
#6542, aired 2013-02-12MILITARY MEN: On June 6, 1944 he said, "The eyes of the world are upon you" Dwight David Eisenhower
#6541, aired 2013-02-11AMERICAN LITERATURE: In the 1st chapter of this 1939 novel, "When the night came again it was black night, for the stars could not pierce the dust" The Grapes of Wrath
#6540, aired 2013-02-08U.S. GOVERNMENT: Recently in the news, this agency traces its origins to an 1803 act helping Portsmouth, N.H. after a fire FEMA
#6539, aired 2013-02-07CAPITAL CITIES: It's criss-crossed by dozens of "peace walls" that separate its Catholic & Protestant neighborhoods Belfast
#6538, aired 2013-02-06FAMOUS ASIANS: When this diplomat met the singer Psy in 2012, he said, "Until 2 days ago... I was the most famous Korean in the world" Ban Ki-moon
#6537, aired 2013-02-05SHORT STORIES: It says, "The body of the trooper having been buried in the church yard, the ghost rides forth... in nightly quest of his head" "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
#6536, aired 2013-02-04MOUNT RUSHMORE: It's the only U.S. state that has more than one native-born son honored on Mount Rushmore Virginia
#6535, aired 2013-02-01THE PLANETS: To the ancient Greeks & Romans, it was the slowest-moving planet seen from Earth Saturn
#6534, aired 2013-01-31FUNDRAISING: In 2011 the city of Savannah granted an exemption allowing the sale of these items outside Juliette Gordon Low's birthplace Girl Scout cookies
#6533, aired 2013-01-30HISTORIC QUOTES: In April 1865 he said, "Go home, all you boys who fought with me, and help to build up the shattered fortunes of our old state" Robert E. Lee
#6532, aired 2013-01-29METEOROLOGICAL TERMS: In the 1940s an anemometer aided Antarctic experiments that 1st determined this measurement heard in weather reports wind chill
#6531, aired 2013-01-28THE GRAMMYS: Of the more than 75 competitive categories, this one does not cite the title of any album, song or other project Best New Artist
#6530, aired 2013-01-25MUSICAL THEATRE: Before this show hit Broadway in 1964, one of its working titles was "The Luckiest People" Funny Girl
#6529, aired 2013-01-24OLYMPIC HOST CITIES: When this city hosted the XIV Winter Olympics, it was located in a different nation than today Sarajevo
#6528, aired 2013-01-23WOMEN AUTHORS: The first of Jane Austen's 6 novels to be published in her lifetime, its title is last alphabetically Sense and Sensibility
#6527, aired 2013-01-22OFFICIAL COUNTRY NAMES: It's the only nation in the world that officially describes itself as a confederation Swiss Confederation
#6526, aired 2013-01-21MUSEUMS: Opened in 2012, the Belfast museum seen here commemorates this, also constructed there the Titanic
#6525, aired 2013-01-18MILITARY SLOGANS: In 1779 U.S. Marine Corps Captain William Jones advertised for these, later a 1992 movie title A Few Good Men
#6524, aired 2013-01-1719th CENTURY LITERARY INTRODUCTIONS: Title character who's "clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere" Dracula
#6523, aired 2013-01-16RECENT OSCAR WINNERS: From 2008, it's the most recent film to win Best Picture & Best Song; the lyrics are in a foreign language Slumdog Millionaire
#6522, aired 2013-01-15U.S. LANDMARKS: Design artist Iwao Takamoto said the exterior for the Skypad Apartments on "The Jetsons" was inspired by a landmark in this city Seattle
#6521, aired 2013-01-14COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: 2 of the 3 countries that are completely encircled by one other country (2 of) San Marino, Vatican City & Lesotho
#6520, aired 2013-01-11RIVERS: It's the world's longest river whose outflow is into an entirely inland body of water the Volga River
#6519, aired 2013-01-10LEGAL TERMS: This term for a type of decision is from Old French for "to speak the truth" verdict
#6518, aired 2013-01-09CAPITAL CITIES: These 2 world capitals are separated by only 250 miles of land & less than 1 degree of latitude, at 59º 17' & 59º 57' N. Stockholm & Oslo
#6517, aired 2013-01-08PRESIDENTIAL DISTINCTIONS: Record holder for the longest time lived after leaving office Jimmy Carter
#6516, aired 2013-01-07AMERICAN SPORTS LEGENDS: A bio from 1974, 26 years after his death, quotes him: "I swing big... I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can" Babe Ruth
#6515, aired 2013-01-04IMAGINARY CHARACTERS: For a 1912 play they were dubbed Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick & Quee; 25 years later, they got new names the Seven Dwarfs
#6514, aired 2013-01-03SEX & THE CONSTITUTION: Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, it's the number of the only one to contain the word "sex" the 19th Amendment
#6513, aired 2013-01-02BASEBALL STADIUMS: This Major League Baseball team's current stadium was built for a 20th century Olympics the Atlanta Braves
#6512, aired 2013-01-0119th CENTURY AMERICA: Held in 1857, America's first national landscape design contest was for the creation of this place Central Park
#6511, aired 2012-12-31COMPOSERS' BIRTHPLACES: The town where he was born in 1811 is now in far eastern Austria; when he was born there it belonged to another country Franz Liszt
#6510, aired 2012-12-28AMERICAN AUTHORS: In 1886 he wrote, "My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water" Mark Twain
#6509, aired 2012-12-27FIGHTING MONARCHS: Seen here is a suit of armor worn by this monarch at the siege of Boulogne in 1544 when he was 53 Henry VIII
#6508, aired 2012-12-26LITERARY FIRST LINES: "You better not never tell nobody but God", begins this 1982 novel, whose film version garnered 11 Oscar nominations The Color Purple
#6507, aired 2012-12-25ART & ACTIVISM: Though being added to much more slowly than 20 years ago, it's now 1.3 million sq. ft., too big to display in one place the AIDS quilt
#6506, aired 2012-12-241960s ROCK MUSIC: This 1967 No. 1 hit contains snippets of "In The Mood", "Greensleeves" & "She Loves You" "All You Need Is Love"
#6505, aired 2012-12-21WORLD CAPITALS: One of the 3 national capitals made up of 2 words that begin with the same letter (1 of) Addis Ababa, San Salvador, or Phnom Penh
#6504, aired 2012-12-20DOG BREEDS: Alphabetically, this breed is last on the recognized list of the American Kennel Club Yorkshire Terrier
#6503, aired 2012-12-19SHAKESPEARE: The last speech in this play says, "No grave upon the earth shall clip in it a pair so famous" Antony and Cleopatra
#6502, aired 2012-12-18PEOPLE IN BRITISH HISTORY: In 1805 the second in command to this hero said, "I wish (he) would stop signaling. We all know what we have to do" (Horatio) Nelson
#6501, aired 2012-12-1719th CENTURY INVENTIONS: Thoreau noted in 1854, it "resounds at every post. it is a harp with one string--the first strain from the American lyre" a telegraph
#6500, aired 2012-12-14STATES' HIGHEST POINTS: This state's highest peak is 13,796 feet high & only about 15 miles from the ocean Hawaii
#6499, aired 2012-12-13OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS: Before Michael Phelps in 2008, he was the last American to win 5 individual golds in one Olympics; he did it at Lake Placid Eric Heiden
#6498, aired 2012-12-12FASHION DESIGNERS: In 1986 her company, now associated with JC Penney, became the first founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500 Liz Claiborne
#6497, aired 2012-12-11BUSINESSMEN: Thomas Watson Jr. appeared on the March 28, 1955 cover of Time with the caption "Clink, Clank," this Think
#6496, aired 2012-12-101920s LITERATURE: The collapse of this title structure causes the death of Esteban, Uncle Pio, Don Jaime, Pepita & a marquesa the Bridge of San Luis Rey
#6495, aired 2012-12-0720th CENTURY PLAYS: This 1962 play takes place beginning at 2 A.M. in the living room of a house on a New England college campus Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
#6494, aired 2012-12-06WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Though it consists entirely of islands, this populous country borders 3 other nations Indonesia
#6493, aired 2012-12-05U.S. PRESIDENTS: This man is the only U.S. president since Hoover not named Time magazine's Man or Person of the Year Gerald Ford
#6492, aired 2012-12-04AMERICAN ICONS: He has a Medal of Freedom, a Pulitzer Citation & membership in the Rock & Roll & Minnesota Music Halls of Fame Bob Dylan
#6491, aired 2012-12-03PHRASE ORIGINS: This 2-word adjective for "going against accepted speech or conduct" first appeared in a 1933 translation from Izvestia politically incorrect
#6490, aired 2012-11-3020th CENTURY AMERICAN WRITERS: A publisher's note on one of his books called him "The terror of typesetters" & "an enigma to book reviewers" E.E. Cummings
#6489, aired 2012-11-29RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS: The rooster atop many church weather vanes is there to remind us of a story involving this apostle Peter
#6488, aired 2012-11-28COUNTRIES: It was created in the early 1700s from 2 counties purchased by an Austrian prince; he named the nation for his family Liechtenstein
#6487, aired 2012-11-27BILLBOARD NO. 1 ALBUMS: The soundtrack for this film based on a play holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1, 54 weeks in 1962 & '63 West Side Story
#6486, aired 2012-11-26PLACE NAMES: Built in 1911, this Wisconsin home was named for a Welsh bard associated with King Arthur Taliesin
#6485, aired 2012-11-23BIOGRAPHIES ABOUT AUTHORS: Chapters in a biography on this author include "Declaring His Genius" and "A Late Victorian Love Affair" Oscar Wilde
#6484, aired 2012-11-22NUTRITION: The word coined for these substances in 1912 was meant to suggest they were essential to life & contained nitrogen vitamins
#6483, aired 2012-11-21OPERA: In 1900 the first La Scala performance of this opera was conducted by the man whose last name began with the opera's title Tosca
#6482, aired 2012-11-20THE U.S. CONSTITUTION: Found in Article 3, Section 3, & requiring the testimony of 2 witnesses to prove, it's the only crime defined in the Constitution treason
#6481, aired 2012-11-19EUROPEAN AUTHORS: Amazon said this author who died in 2004 was the first to sell a million Kindle e-books Stieg Larsson
#6480, aired 2012-11-16CLASSICAL MUSIC: This 1890 piece was named for a Verlaine poem that begins, "Your soul is as a moonlit landscape fair" "Clair de Lune"
#6479, aired 2012-11-15MATH MEN: In 1880 he wrote, "We draw two circles, and make them include or exclude or intersect one another" (John) Venn
#6478, aired 2012-11-14U.S. PRESIDENTS: The only 2 presidents never to present a State of the Union address are William Henry Harrison & this man James Garfield
#6477, aired 2012-11-13BORN & DIED: He was born in 1728 in Yorkshire, England & died in a skirmish February 14, 1779 in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Captain James Cook
#6476, aired 2012-11-12NATIONAL SONGS: First publicly performed in 1745, this song sometimes has its pronouns changed "God Save The Queen" (or "King")
#6475, aired 2012-11-09DISASTERS: In 2012 the National Postal Museum marked the 75th & 100th anniversaries of these 2 disasters with an exhibit called "Fire & Ice" the Titanic sinking & the Hindenburg
#6474, aired 2012-11-08U.S. CITIES: The seal of this historic New England city has the phrase "What a glorious morning for America" & the date "April 19" Lexington
#6473, aired 2012-11-07PLAYS: Referring to its 2 acts, an Irish critic described it as "a play in which nothing happens, twice" Waiting for Godot
#6472, aired 2012-11-06CABINET DEPARTMENTS: "Si ve algo, diga algo" was part of a 2011 Spanish-language TV campaign by this Cabinet department Homeland Security
#6471, aired 2012-11-05BROADWAY MUSICALS: Based on a 1926 play & real-life events, it's now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history Chicago
#6470, aired 2012-11-02COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM NICKNAMES: The team known as these since 1895 plays its home games on top of the Hayward Seismic Fault the Cal Golden Bears
#6469, aired 2012-11-01THE 50 STATES: Gambling as a commercial enterprise in some form is legal in all states except Hawaii & this state Utah
#6468, aired 2012-10-31THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: New York's delegates were John Lansing, Robert Yates & this Founding Father, the only one of the 3 who signed Alexander Hamilton
#6467, aired 2012-10-3020th CENTURY BOOKS: "A Cry of Children" & "Nightmare Island" were proposed titles for this novel Lord of the Flies
#6466, aired 2012-10-29MAMMALS: Ancient Romans knew this animal featured in their circuses as a hippotigris a zebra
#6465, aired 2012-10-2621st CENTURY GAMES: The villains in this game were inspired by the swine flu epidemic scare Angry Birds
#6464, aired 2012-10-25WORLD LANGUAGES: Of the Romance languages, it has the greatest number of native speakers in a single country Portuguese
#6463, aired 2012-10-24THE ELEMENTS: This element was discovered extraterrestrially in 1868; it took 27 more years until someone isolated it on Earth helium
#6462, aired 2012-10-23CHILDREN'S RHYMES: Oddly, this mammalian character with a rhyming name suffers from alopecia Fuzzy Wuzzy
#6461, aired 2012-10-22KINGS: The last British monarch to be buried outside the U.K., he was interred in 1727 in the land where he was born King George I
#6460, aired 2012-10-19CABLE TV FIRSTS: When Turner Classic Movies began broadcasting on April 14, 1994, the first movie shown was this one Gone with the Wind
#6459, aired 2012-10-18PLACE NAMES: From 1953 until 1990 Chemnitz, Germany was named for this man Karl Marx
#6458, aired 2012-10-17COUNTRIES & POPULATIONS: If it were a nation, a state with a 2-word name in this country would be the world's 6th most-populous at 200 million India
#6457, aired 2012-10-16AMERICANA: The creator of this comic strip did not like its 1950 change in title, believing it suggested insignificance Peanuts
#6456, aired 2012-10-15FICTION: A proposed title for this novel sounded too much like a Vegas heist movie, so the number in the title was doubled Catch-22
#6455, aired 2012-10-12OSCAR NOMINEES: One of his first Oscar nominations was for Best Actor; none of his 22 other Oscar nominations was for acting Woody Allen
#6454, aired 2012-10-11NONFICTION: In an 1854 work, this title body of water was compared with the proportions of Loch Fyne Walden Pond
#6453, aired 2012-10-10HISTORIC RULERS: This ruler of a New World country was born in Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace in 1832 & executed far from home in 1867 Maximilian I
#6452, aired 2012-10-09STORES: These stores first launched in 2001 take in more money per sq. foot than any other U.S. retailer, almost doubling Tiffany's Apple stores
#6451, aired 2012-10-08WAR NOVEL & MOVIE TITLES: Its title phrase traces back to a stand by heavily outnumbered British infantry against a cavalry charge The Thin Red Line
#6450, aired 2012-10-05POETRY: Her most famous poem was written for a December 1883 art & literary auction to benefit the Pedestal Fund Emma Lazarus
#6449, aired 2012-10-04AUTHORS: In 1890 he captained the stern-wheeler Roi des Belges on a voyage down the Congo River Joseph Conrad
#6448, aired 2012-10-03MODERN OPERA: This opera begins with Air Force One landing at Beijing Nixon in China
#6447, aired 2012-10-02FAMILIAR PHRASES: OED's earliest citation of this 5-word phrase is "Now, Monsieur Poirot, you would without doubt like to visit" this place the scene of the crime
#6446, aired 2012-10-01SINGERS & ALBUMS: She's the only artist to have No. 1 albums in 5 consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2000s Barbra Streisand
#6445, aired 2012-09-28TOYS & GAMES: When Milton Bradley released this home game in 1966, competitors accused it of selling "sex in a box" Twister
#6444, aired 2012-09-27PHRASE ORIGINS: On February 22, 1918 Warren Harding said it is good to drink "at the fountains of wisdom inherited from" this alliterative group the Founding Fathers
#6443, aired 2012-09-26TV ANIMATION: This teen duo debuted in a 1992 animated short in which they played baseball with a frog Beavis & Butt-head
#6442, aired 2012-09-25THE BIBLE: This term for a final resting place got its name because clay was dug up there for craftsmen potter's field
#6441, aired 2012-09-24STATE CAPITALS: Seen here is the seal of this New England city that got its current name in 1637 Hartford, Connecticut
#6440, aired 2012-09-21THE OSCARS: The only remake of a U.S. film to win Best Picture; the original was made in the 1920s, the Oscar-winning remake in the 1950s Ben-Hur
#6439, aired 2012-09-208-LETTER WORDS: This word that means "freedom from narrow restrictions" can also refer to one of a range of imaginary lines latitude
#6438, aired 2012-09-19PRESIDENTIAL CHILDREN: 1 of his 5 sons was born in New Brunswick, Canada FDR
#6437, aired 2012-09-18HISTORIC FIRSTS: On July 31, 1971 Air Force Colonel David Scott became the first person to drive one of these a lunar rover
#6436, aired 2012-09-17ISLANDS: Of the world's 5 largest islands by area, the 2 with territory of more than 1 country are Borneo & this one New Guinea
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