Season 33 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#7585, aired 2017-07-2821st CENTURY THOUGHT: The title subject of a 2007 bestseller, it was discovered in Australia where today it's a state emblem the black swan
#7584, aired 2017-07-27THE OSCARS: This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life U.S. presidents, both for 1990s films Anthony Hopkins
#7583, aired 2017-07-26NOVELS: "A man can be destroyed but not defeated" is a line from this 1952 book, later a Spencer Tracy film The Old Man and the Sea
#7582, aired 2017-07-25EUROPE: Once a feudal state, it has the highest capital city in Europe at an elevation of about 3,300 feet Andorra
#7581, aired 2017-07-24COLLEGES: When this school opened in 1845, the curriculum for the class of 50 had math & navigation, chemistry & gunnery & steam the U.S. Naval Academy
#7580, aired 2017-07-21AMERICANA: This official U.S. government song traces its roots to a song about Roderick Dhu, the leader of a Highland clan "Hail To The Chief"
#7579, aired 2017-07-20STATE CAPITALS: In 1932 a 4,700-pound piece of the object that gave this capital its "small" name was moved to city hall Little Rock
#7578, aired 2017-07-19HISTORIC EVENTS: In June 1986 a bakers union expressed regret for a disaster in this European city 320 years before London
#7577, aired 2017-07-1820th CENTURY FAMOUS NAMES: In a 1905 diary entry, Nicholas II wrote of this man, "We have made the acquaintance of a man of God" Rasputin
#7576, aired 2017-07-17DEADLY CREATURES: The National Ocean Service says one lethal type of this bone-free creature is the most venomous marine animal a jellyfish
#7575, aired 2017-07-14CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN AUTHORS: This Pulitzer winner changed his first name to that of an Irish king, avoiding associations with a famous ventriloquist's dummy Cormac McCarthy
#7574, aired 2017-07-13THE ACADEMY AWARDS: He holds the record for time between acting nominations for the same role, 39 years between 1976 & 2015 films Sylvester Stallone
#7573, aired 2017-07-12WORLD LEADERS: A landmark 1957 New York Times story called him "a powerful six-footer, olive-skinned...with a straggly beard" Fidel Castro
#7572, aired 2017-07-11LANDLOCKED COUNTRY NAMES: One in Europe & one in Africa, these 2 landlocked countries start with the same 2 letters & end with the same 4 Switzerland and Swaziland
#7571, aired 2017-07-10THE HUMAN BODY: Often considered appealing, these features are a genetic defect of the zygomaticus muscles of the face dimples
#7570, aired 2017-07-07PEOPLES OF THE WORLD: Living from Norway to Russia, they've been called the only indigenous people of the European Union the Laplanders (or Lapps or Sami)
#7569, aired 2017-07-06SPORTS TRADITIONS: Since 1986, reaching the quarterfinals of this event has entitled you to free tickets & free tea for life Wimbledon
#7568, aired 2017-07-05SMALL COUNTRIES: This tiny island nation 700 miles northeast of Madagascar makes a great addition to a classic tongue twister Seychelles
#7567, aired 2017-07-04CLASSIC CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: A 2016 biography of a children's author is titled "In the Great Green Room", a line from this classic book Goodnight Moon
#7566, aired 2017-07-0320th CENTURY TRANSPORTATION: The first of these to enter service was christened by First Lady Pat Nixon at Dulles Intl. Airport on January 15, 1970 the 747
#7565, aired 2017-06-30PLANTS: Made famous by a 1959 musical, the flower seen here graces a coin of this European country Austria
#7564, aired 2017-06-29NATIONS OF THE WORLD: Its contiguous territory covers 36 degrees of latitude, the longest stretch of any country not in the top 10 in area Chile
#7563, aired 2017-06-28ENTREPRENEURS: In the 1960s M.T. Lott was one of the fictitious names he used to buy 27,000 acres in Florida Walt Disney
#7562, aired 2017-06-27LITERARY REFERENCES: An homage to a 1953 novel, this number appears as an error code when a user tries to access a web page with censored content 451
#7561, aired 2017-06-26OSCAR WINNERS: Later an Oscar winner, she appeared as the child baptized towards the end of "The Godfather" Sofia Coppola
#7560, aired 2017-06-23BOOKS OF THE 1960s: "Wherever I sat...I would be sitting under the same glass" this, the title of the author's only novel The Bell Jar
#7559, aired 2017-06-22EUROPE 1962: Rudolf Abel & this American are most associated with Germany's Glienicke Bridge on February 10, 1962 Francis Gary Powers
#7558, aired 2017-06-21SPORTS & POLITICS: After moving to Johannesburg in 1903, he formed the Passive Resisters Soccer Club Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi
#7557, aired 2017-06-20SHAKESPEARE TITLES: The verse from the Sermon on the Mount following "Judge not, that ye be not judged" inspired this Bard comedy title Measure for Measure
#7556, aired 2017-06-19AIRLINES: On June 17, 1929 this airline's first passenger flight left Dallas, making stops at Shreveport, Monroe & Jackson Delta
#7555, aired 2017-06-16CLASSICAL MUSIC: Scholars think this 1810 piano piece was dedicated to Elisabeth Röckel or Therese Malfatti, a student of the composer "Für Elise"
#7554, aired 2017-06-15RECENT OSCAR WINNERS: For his portrayal of a famous man born in the 1940s, he was the first actor born in the '80s to win the Best Actor Oscar Eddie Redmayne
#7553, aired 2017-06-14BOOKS & AUTHORS: His first novel, from 1920, incorporated some of his pieces from The Nassau, a Princeton literary magazine F. Scott Fitzgerald
#7552, aired 2017-06-1316th CENTURY NAMES: In his 1557 almanac this French doctor predicted, "Immortal I shall be in life, and in death even more so" Nostradamus
#7551, aired 2017-06-12GEOGRAPHY: Cross the Strait of Bonifacio & you go between the 2nd- & 4th-largest Mediterranean islands & between these 2 countries Italy & France
#7550, aired 2017-06-09CONSTELLATIONS: The brightest star in Scorpius is named this, meaning "rival" of the god equivalent to Mars Antares
#7549, aired 2017-06-08WORLD WAR II HEROES: Credited with saving thousands of lives before his disappearance, in 2016 he was officially declared dead by Sweden Raoul Wallenberg
#7548, aired 2017-06-07BRITISH KINGS: Bearing Roman numeral I, he subdued Wales & was called the "English Justinian" for his legal reforms Edward I
#7547, aired 2017-06-06THE OSCARS: This man received 2 honorary Oscars in his career, & the actor who played him on film received a 1992 nomination for the role Charlie Chaplin
#7546, aired 2017-06-05WORLD TRANSPORTATION: It traverses hundreds of bridges, the longest stretching 2 miles across the Amur River the Trans-Siberian Railroad
#7545, aired 2017-06-02SOCIAL & SPORTS BARRIERS: Condoleezza Rice & South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore became the first female members of this in 2012 Augusta National Golf Club
#7544, aired 2017-06-01AFRICAN CAPITALS: This port city on the Congo River was founded in 1883 & is named for a European explorer Brazzaville
#7543, aired 2017-05-31COMMUNICATION: Shigetaka Kurita designed the original set of 176 of these, which included the zodiac glyphs, hearts & a pair of googly eyes emojis
#7542, aired 2017-05-30THE CIVIL WAR ERA: The USA's largest state school in 1861, by 1862 its enrollment had dropped by 90% the University of Virginia
#7541, aired 2017-05-2919th CENTURY BRITISH AUTHORS: Cliffs Notes says a book by this man "was the work of a mathematician and logician who wrote as both a humorist and as a limerist" Lewis Carroll
#7540, aired 2017-05-26ANCIENT AUTHORS: His famous work culminates in accounts of Xerxes' invasion & Greek victories at Salamis & Plataea Herodotus
#7539, aired 2017-05-25ART & POP CULTURE: The Brooklyn mural seen here is an homage to this fictional group whose first appearance came in 1984 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
#7538, aired 2017-05-24DOG BREEDS: This popular small dog breed is named for the man who was the Vicar of Swimbridge for almost 50 years, beginning in 1832 the Jack Russell Terrier
#7537, aired 2017-05-23CLASSIC ROCK SONGS: Jonathan Cain was a struggling musician when his father told him to keep at it & never give up, inspiring this 3-word 1981 title "Don't Stop Believin'"
#7536, aired 2017-05-22THE BRITISH EMPIRE: The city that some 19th century Englishmen called "Caranjee" is now the biggest city in this country Pakistan
#7535, aired 2017-05-19U.S. CITIES: In 2015 it returned to the list of the 50 most populous U.S. cities, 10 years after dropping off New Orleans
#7534, aired 2017-05-18WOMEN AUTHORS: A 1936 New York Times review called the debut novel by this author "in all probability, the biggest book of the year: 1,037 pages" Margaret Mitchell
#7533, aired 2017-05-17ERAS IN U.S. HISTORY: On April 11, 1865 Abraham Lincoln spoke of "the mode, manner, and means of" this, which he would not live to see Reconstruction
#7532, aired 2017-05-16SCULPTURE: The book "From Marble to Flesh" is a biography of this statue that was created from 1501 to 1504 David
#7531, aired 2017-05-15THE PULITZER PRIZES: In 1947 a journalist from the Washington Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for national reporting by this means telegraph (or telegram)
#7530, aired 2017-05-12PLACE NAMES: A town named for its location where a river in Devon meets the English Channel, it's also the name of a college in New Hampshire Dartmouth
#7529, aired 2017-05-11FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES: Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France avant-garde
#7528, aired 2017-05-1020th CENTURY BOOKS: "I felt his spurs in my side & I heard his battle cry" is a line from this 1982 book that became a stage sensation & later a movie War Horse
#7527, aired 2017-05-09FAMOUS TEACHERS: W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man's high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again John Scopes
#7526, aired 2017-05-08A YEAR OF FIRSTS: Year in which the Department of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver & the 1st president was sworn in under a nickname 1977
#7525, aired 2017-05-05MONARCHS: In 2016 Elizabeth II became the world's longest-reigning living monarch when this country's king died after a 70-year reign Thailand
#7524, aired 2017-05-04NOVELS: In a Spanish translation of this novel, Chapter 1 begins, "Era el mejor de los tiempos, era el peor de los tiempos" A Tale of Two Cities
#7523, aired 2017-05-03MOVIE MUSIC: Since 1999 many Warner Bros. movies open with the studio's logo & a snippet of this song made famous in a 1942 film "As Time Goes By"
#7522, aired 2017-05-02MYTHOLOGY: This woman was created & given to Epimetheus as punishment for his brother's actions Pandora
#7521, aired 2017-05-01THE SUPREME COURT: Only 5 of the 17 chief justices previously served as associate justice on the Supreme Court; he was the last William Rehnquist
#7520, aired 2017-04-28HISTORIC WORKS' FIRST LINES: "The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life" The Wealth of Nations
#7519, aired 2017-04-27TOYS: When it was first marketed in the late 1970s, this toy was given the Hungarian name "Buvos Kocka" Rubik's Cube
#7518, aired 2017-04-26HISTORIC HOMES: While the White House was being built, George Washington's executive mansion was in this city Philadelphia
#7517, aired 2017-04-25NUMERIC GROUPS: This numeric group was the subject of an April 20, 1959 Time magazine article titled "Rendezvous with Destiny" the Mercury Seven
#7516, aired 2017-04-24U.S. PRESIDENTS: Though he graduated from high school in 1901 & later graduated to the presidency, he never graduated from college Harry Truman
#7515, aired 2017-04-2119th CENTURY EUROPE: Published in L'Aurore on January 13, 1898, it caused its author to be convicted of libel J'accuse
#7514, aired 2017-04-20ACTRESSES: Forbes says Jennifer Lawrence was the highest-paid actress in 2016; this alliterative woman was second Melissa McCarthy
#7513, aired 2017-04-19HISTORIC U.S. LAWS: By barring holding positions at competing firms, 1914's Clayton Act plugged gaps in this law the Sherman Anti-Trust Act
#7512, aired 2017-04-18MILITARY INNOVATIONS: The U.S. Navy's photonics mast has replaced this familiar device a periscope
#7511, aired 2017-04-17UNIVERSITIES: This university on John C. Calhoun's former plantation is named for Calhoun's son-in-law, who gave the land Clemson
#7510, aired 2017-04-14COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: A 2010 study of this country is subtitled "Inside the Land of Milk and Money" Switzerland
#7509, aired 2017-04-13INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS: Now representing an organization, it was formally adopted in Article 7 of the 1864 Geneva Convention the Red Cross
#7508, aired 2017-04-12SCARY MOVIES: A remake of this scary movie was released on 6/6/2006, 30 years to the day after the release of the original The Omen
#7507, aired 2017-04-11AMERICANA: There are rest stops named for Edison, Lombardi & Woodrow Wilson on this road mentioned in the 1968 song "America" the New Jersey Turnpike
#7506, aired 2017-04-10AMERICAN AUTHORS: Leviathan is a journal put out 3 times a year by an organization dedicated to this author & his works Herman Melville
#7505, aired 2017-04-07BRITISH NOVELS: The title of this 1908 novel is an allusion to the hotel in Florence where the novel starts & ends the next year A Room with a View
#7504, aired 2017-04-06FAMILIAR PHRASES: Old circuses like "Gentry's Equine & Canine Paradox" gave rise to this idiom referring to any elaborate presentation a dog and pony show
#7503, aired 2017-04-05SPORTS MASCOTS: The animal on this NBA team's primary logo peaked about 75 million years ago the Toronto Raptors
#7502, aired 2017-04-04CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: Raised in industrial Yorkshire, he moved to L.A. in 1964 & thought, "This is the place to be--in the land of swimming pools" David Hockney
#7501, aired 2017-04-03COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: In 1947 these 2 nations became the first new members of the British Commonwealth since the original group in 1931 India and Pakistan
#7500, aired 2017-03-31FAMOUS BRITISH NAMES: He used the coat of arms granted to his father in 1596; it depicts a long-shafted weapon, a visual pun on the family name William Shakespeare
#7499, aired 2017-03-30MUSICAL THEATRE: One of the world's longest-running musicals, in 2015 it celebrated "30 years of revolution!" Les Misérables
#7498, aired 2017-03-29WORDS IN THE NEWS 2016: NASA wished John Glenn this 8-letter word when he made the 1st U.S. manned orbital flight in 1962 & again upon his passing in 2016 godspeed
#7497, aired 2017-03-28HISTORIC ANNIVERSARIES: In July 1938 about 2,000 people with an average age of 94 gathered at this site for a 75th & final reunion Gettysburg
#7496, aired 2017-03-27SCIENTISTS: This European's 1751 "Philosophia Botanica" gave rules of nomenclature & said don't change generic names Carl Linnaeus
#7495, aired 2017-03-24NATIVE AMERICAN PLACE NAMES: You have to go through military security to reach this town with a Marine base on 3 sides & the Potomac on the other Quantico
#7494, aired 2017-03-23FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: The word that gave us "picaresque" may also have inspired the name of this clever valet featured in a 1786 opera Figaro
#7493, aired 2017-03-22BUSINESS: This company founded in 1945 offers a special deal on the last day of January, March, May, July, August, October & December Baskin-Robbins
#7492, aired 2017-03-21FASHION HISTORY: These pants first became popular when Pratap Singh, a maharaja's son, visited Queen Victoria with his polo team in 1897 jodhpurs
#7491, aired 2017-03-20PAPAL NAMES: From the mid-20th century, it's the most recent papal name that's the same in Latin & in English Pius
#7490, aired 2017-03-1720th CENTURY BOOKS: William Goldman asked his daughters what he should write about; they said these 2 things, which he combined The Princess Bride
#7489, aired 2017-03-16INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE BRANDS: The name of this popular beer brand founded in 1897 is a reference to the 20th century Dos Equis
#7488, aired 2017-03-15WORLD AIRPORTS: This city's international airport is named for Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote a 1964 hit song Rio de Janeiro
#7487, aired 2017-03-14CAPITAL CITIES: This is the most populous city on the world's most populous island; both begin with the same letter Jakarta
#7486, aired 2017-03-13BIBLICAL WHO'S WHO: Among the places he visited on his second missionary journey were Galatia & Corinth St. Paul (or Saul)
#7485, aired 2017-03-10TV CHARACTERS: Oxford Dictionaries lists his name as a verb meaning to "make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way" MacGyver
#7484, aired 2017-03-09NATIONS OF THE WORLD: A 2011 report said the citizenry of this country included a total of 32 women the Vatican
#7483, aired 2017-03-08CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: "The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots", written by her in 1914, was first published in 2016 Beatrix Potter
#7482, aired 2017-03-07YEARS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY: The representative body called the Estates-General met in 1614 & didn't meet again until this year 1789
#7481, aired 2017-03-06EUROPE: These 2 countries whose names start with the same 4 letters were part of different countries until the 1990s Slovakia and Slovenia
#7480, aired 2017-03-03AUTHORS' EPITAPHS: His tombstone in a Hampshire churchyard reads, "Knight, patriot, physician & man of letters" & "22 May 1859-7 July 1930" Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#7479, aired 2017-03-02SIGNERS OF THE CONSTITUTION: The name of this first Maryland signer is also on a national monument completed in 1803 James McHenry
#7478, aired 2017-03-01THE OSCARS: Jimmy Stewart starred in 3 of the 6 films for which this Italian immigrant was nominated for Best Director Frank Capra
#7477, aired 2017-02-28RELIGION: Famous Catholics who've publicly answered this question include Susan Boyle (sweets) & Paul Ryan (beer) What did you give up for Lent?
#7476, aired 2017-02-27U.S. LANDMARKS: In 1942 a Maryland area was named for the Tibetan paradise in "Lost Horizon" but in 1953 was renamed this, for a young boy Camp David
#7475, aired 2017-02-2417th CENTURY GERMANS: Astronomer who began his epitaph, "I used to measure the heavens, now I shall measure the shadows of Earth" Johannes Kepler
#7474, aired 2017-02-23SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS: About himself he says, "Since the heavens have shap'd my body so, let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it" Richard III
#7473, aired 2017-02-22PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN YEARS: Year the New York World lamented, "The age of statesmen is gone... The age of rail-splitters and tailors... has succeeded" 1864
#7472, aired 2017-02-21WORLD POLITICS: In August 2015 3 retired Marines helped raise the U.S. flag in this city where they'd hauled it down 54 years earlier Havana, Cuba
#7471, aired 2017-02-20WORD ORIGINS: The first recorded use of this word in print was when Nathan Hope posted an image of his busted lip online in 2002 selfie
#7470, aired 2017-02-17WORLD LANDMARKS: Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this the Eiffel Tower
#7469, aired 2017-02-16SOUTH AMERICA: This capital's name is a Latinized form of the name of its country Brasilia
#7468, aired 2017-02-15U.S. POLITICAL PARTIES: Shortly before its demise, it had split into "Conscience" & "Cotton" factions the Whig Party
#7467, aired 2017-02-14WRITERS: A New Orleans literary festival in his honor includes various panels, a walking tour & a Stanley & Stella shouting contest Tennessee Williams
#7466, aired 2017-02-13BOOKS OF THE BIBLE: It begins with God saying, "Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel" Numbers
#7465, aired 2017-02-10LITERARY CHARACTERS: When we first meet her in the novel, she's wearing a green dress with 12 yards of fabric & matching slippers from Atlanta Scarlett O'Hara
#7464, aired 2017-02-09THE OSCARS: Since "The Godfather Part II", this film has been the only sequel to win Best Picture Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
#7463, aired 2017-02-08NATIONAL ANTHEMS: In her memoirs Queen Liliuokalani tells us that before Hawaii had its own national anthem, it used this one "God Save The Queen"
#7462, aired 2017-02-07THE U.S. GOVERNMENT: Sawyers are an important part of the work force of this agency founded in 1905 the Forest Service
#7461, aired 2017-02-06MYTHOLOGICAL NAMES: With depths of up to 30,000 feet, ocean trenches make up a zone named for this brother of Poseidon & his domain Hades
#7460, aired 2017-02-03CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS: His official website says, "It is forty years since I hung up my cloak and dagger" John le Carré
#7459, aired 2017-02-02THE U.S.A.: The Empire State Building says that on a clear day you can see 5 states from the top: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & these 2 Pennsylvania & Massachusetts
#7458, aired 2017-02-01DUAL-USE TERMS: In 1812 the U.S. endured a literal one of these 2-word terms & beginning in 1964 enjoyed a musical one a British invasion
#7457, aired 2017-01-31ACTRESSES: From 1959 to 1968, she made only 4 films but received Oscar nominations for Best Actress for all 4 Katharine Hepburn
#7456, aired 2017-01-30NAMES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: He headed a British committee on prison reform, which gave him the idea for founding a colony in America in 1732 James Oglethorpe
#7455, aired 2017-01-27AFRICAN CITIES: The coat of arms of this South African city shows 2 cornucopias, pouring out flowers & water Bloemfontein
#7454, aired 2017-01-2620th CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS: He said of his 1949 play & its main character, "I could write about failure only because I could deal with it...I knew how he felt" Arthur Miller
#7453, aired 2017-01-25RELIGIOUS GROUPS: Their name comes from the Greek word for "Egyptian" the Copts (or Coptics)
#7452, aired 2017-01-24MEDALS & DECORATIONS: Her husband won in 1927; in 1934 she was the 1st woman to win the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal for exploration Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#7451, aired 2017-01-23ANIMAL SONGS: The title of this hit from a 1933 Disney "Silly Symphony" inspired a Tony-winning 1962 drama & an Oscar-nominated 1966 film "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?"
#7450, aired 2017-01-20WOMEN SINGERS: What she calls her "Love of Many Colors Album", a 2016 release by this singer is her first No. 1 country album in 25 years Dolly Parton
#7449, aired 2017-01-1920th CENTURY ARTISTS: A 1910 magazine article asked this groundbreaking artist if he used models; he grinned & said, "Where would I get them?" (Pablo) Picasso
#7448, aired 2017-01-18U.S. HISTORY: On Dec. 7, 1787 30 delegates at Battell's Tavern gathered & made history in what's now this state capital Dover
#7447, aired 2017-01-17PLAYS: This play was derived from a 1565 story, "Un Capitano Moro" Othello
#7446, aired 2017-01-1620th CENTURY HISTORY: Villages like Zalesye, Kopachi & Lubyanka remain abandoned 3 decades after this event nuclear disaster at Chernobyl
#7445, aired 2017-01-13EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: Once the center of an empire, it didn't exist as an independent nation from 1938 to 1955 Austria
#7444, aired 2017-01-12RELIGIOUS TERMS: Unlike newer Bibles the King James version usually translates pneuma hagion as this, which can lead to unnerving images Holy Ghost
#7443, aired 2017-01-11SHAKESPEARE: With a backdrop of war, the 1609 play titled "The History of" this pair takes place earlier than any Shakespeare history play Troilus and Cressida
#7442, aired 2017-01-10BEATLES SONGS: Of the Beatles songs on which Ringo Starr sang lead, this one charted the highest, reaching No. 2 "Yellow Submarine"
#7441, aired 2017-01-0919th CENTURY NOTABLES: Calling him a red-headed madman, in 1889 a group of his neighbors signed a petition to ban him from his home in Arles, France Vincent van Gogh
#7440, aired 2017-01-06NAME THE 19th CENTURY WORK: "Modern bourgeois society... is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers... called up by his spells" The Communist Manifesto
#7439, aired 2017-01-05MEN OF SCIENCE: Him vs. him: "The Life-Long Feud That Electrified the World" is a book about these 2 men Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
#7438, aired 2017-01-04CLASSIC MOVIE ROLES: A letter to the director that said, "Dear sir, I am fat & wear spectacles" got a young actor a role in this 1963 film Lord of the Flies
#7437, aired 2017-01-03WORLD CITIES: Named for a saint & built in 1348, Vaclavske Namesti is the main square & center of cultural life in this capital city Prague
#7436, aired 2017-01-02INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Between 1920 & 1939 its presidents included Leon Bourgeois, Tevfik Aras & Carlos Saavedra Lamas the League of Nations
#7435, aired 2016-12-30OSCAR-WINNING TITLE SUBJECTS: The only Nobel Prize winner to be the title subject of a Best Picture Oscar winner is this man John Nash
#7434, aired 2016-12-29COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Of the 5 countries with the lowest population density, this U.N. member is the only one named for a desert Namibia
#7433, aired 2016-12-28FICTIONAL PLACES: This land is described as "all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the Eastern Sea" Narnia
#7432, aired 2016-12-27THE CIVIL WAR: Made from a boiler at a Mobile, Alabama machine shop, it was deemed a success though it went down off Charleston 3 times the Hunley
#7431, aired 2016-12-26MOONS & PLANETS: The name of this moon refers to the mythical group that its planet’s name belonged to Titan
#7430, aired 2016-12-23RECORDING HISTORY: Guinness recognizes his 1902 version of Leoncavallo's "Vesti La Giubba" as the 1st million-selling record Enrico Caruso
#7429, aired 2016-12-22LITERARY INSPIRATIONS: Seen here, the White City built for Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition is said to have inspired this author who then lived near it L. Frank Baum
#7428, aired 2016-12-21LITTLE COUNTRIES: It's the closest nation to the mainland U.S. where cars customarily drive on the left the Bahamas
#7427, aired 2016-12-202016 U.S. OLYMPIANS: If this U.S. state was a country, it would have been in the top 10 in gold medals with 14--9 of them by 1 man & 1 woman Maryland
#7426, aired 2016-12-19WORDS WITH MULTIPLE MEANINGS: Found in a 1970 Tom Wolfe book title, it's a chemistry term, a math quantity & a drastic word in politics radical
#7425, aired 2016-12-16WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY: The 2 Central American nations that border only one ocean Belize & El Salvador
#7424, aired 2016-12-15NYC TV: In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west Mad Men
#7423, aired 2016-12-14AMERICAN AUTHORS: Nominated 8 previous times, he finally won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, 6 years before his death John Steinbeck
#7422, aired 2016-12-13CITY NAMES: Cuba's second-most populous city & a South American capital share this name that refers to St. James Santiago
#7421, aired 2016-12-12SCIENTISTS: In a 1694 Royal Society lecture, he suggested an astronomical cause for the biblical flood in Genesis Edmond Halley
#7420, aired 2016-12-09WORLD CAPITALS: Ruled at times by Persians, Mongols & Russians, Baku is the only capital that borders this body of water the Caspian Sea
#7419, aired 2016-12-08PRINTING: The 3 major Western typefaces are Gothic, Roman & this one first used in an entire book in 1501 for a work by Virgil italics
#7418, aired 2016-12-07PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: 1 of 2 states whose first-ever electoral votes were cast for Woodrow Wilson (1 of) Arizona & New Mexico
#7417, aired 2016-12-06AUTHORS: Asked if he read novels, philosopher Gilbert Ryle said, "Yes, all six, every year", referring to this British author Jane Austen
#7416, aired 2016-12-05NAME'S THE SAME: Name shared by one of a trio of young chums in a popular book series & the daughter of Menelaus & Helen of Troy Hermione
#7415, aired 2016-12-02MODERN MYTHOLOGY: A purported image of this subject of legend was published in the Daily Mail newspaper on April 21, 1934 the Loch Ness monster
#7414, aired 2016-12-01THE DECORATIVE ARTS: In the early 1700s in Dresden, King Augustus locked up a chemist until he found how to make this product dubbed "white gold" porcelain
#7413, aired 2016-11-30ENTERTAINMENT AWARD WINNERS: She won a Comedy Grammy in the 1980s, a Supporting Actress Oscar in the 1990s & a Daytime Emmy in the 2000s Whoopi Goldberg
#7412, aired 2016-11-29LITERATURE: In 2009 Amazon remotely deleted unauthorized copies of this 1949 novel from some customers' Kindles 1984
#7411, aired 2016-11-28WORLD FLAGS: Peter the Great designed Russia's flag based on the tricolor flag of this nation where he'd gone to learn shipbuilding the Netherlands
#7410, aired 2016-11-25ENTERTAINERS: He won a Tony & later an Oscar for the same role & decades later, published a memoir called "Master of Ceremonies" Joel Grey
#7409, aired 2016-11-24FOOD HISTORY: In 1525 Spanish New World official Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo wrote, "The flesh of these peacocks is very good" turkeys
#7408, aired 2016-11-23NAMES IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A newspaper announcing his death in 1801 said he died in England & was "notorious throughout the world" Benedict Arnold
#7407, aired 2016-11-22EARLY AMERICA: William Bradford wrote that this document was partly inspired by the "mutinous speeches" of some passengers the Mayflower Compact
#7406, aired 2016-11-21FAMOUS NAMES: At a May 1989 ceremony in Cape Town, he received a bachelor of laws correspondence degree in absentia Nelson Mandela
#7405, aired 2016-11-18SCIENCE & MATH VOCABULARY: These 2 words are just 1 letter different; one is a whirlpool & the other a geometry term for a meeting point vertex & vortex
#7404, aired 2016-11-17FAMOUS BUILDINGS: Completed in 1943, this "city within a city" has outer walls over 900 feet long the Pentagon
#7403, aired 2016-11-16FICTIONAL CHARACTERS' LAST WORDS: In a British novel this young character's last words are, "Which is better--to have rules & agree, or to hunt & kill?" Piggy
#7402, aired 2016-11-15MEN OF SCIENCE: The symbols for 6 chemical elements spell out his name, beginning with cobalt, phosphorus & erbium Copernicus
#7401, aired 2016-11-14HISTORY REPEATS: This practice officially began in Pakistan in 1977, 44 years after an amendment ended it in the United States Prohibition
#7400, aired 2016-11-11FAMOUS FIRST NAMES: This first name of a 21st century activist was inspired by that of a Pashtun heroine known as the Afghan Joan of Arc Malala
#7399, aired 2016-11-10NATURAL WONDERS: Roughly half the size of Texas, it's the largest structure made by living creatures & can even be seen from space the Great Barrier Reef
#7398, aired 2016-11-09AMERICANA: It was constructed in the Paris foundry of Gaget, Gauthier & Co. from 1875 to 1884 the Statue of Liberty
#7397, aired 2016-11-08COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES: The constitution of this country came into effect on Feb. 4, 1997 & by 2016, 13 parties were represented in its parliament South Africa
#7396, aired 2016-11-07STATE BIRDS: Oddly, the California gull is the state bird of this landlocked state Utah
#7395, aired 2016-11-04HISTORIC DOCUMENTS: William Seward objected to its timing, saying "it may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government" the Emancipation Proclamation
#7394, aired 2016-11-03LITERARY ANIMALS: In a 1926 book, he "is in a very sad condition, because it's his birthday, & nobody has taken any notice of it, & he's very gloomy" Eeyore
#7393, aired 2016-11-02EW's 50 GREATEST MOVIE DIRECTORS: He "inaugurated a new depth--both visually... and emotionally... and (had) a voice that paid the bills until he died" Orson Welles
#7392, aired 2016-11-01EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: This nation joined the Warsaw Pact in 1955 & NATO in 2009, & was alphabetically first in each Albania
#7391, aired 2016-10-31TECHNOLOGY: In 2005 Steve Jobs used "It's sort of like TiVo for radio" to describe this new form podcasting
#7390, aired 2016-10-28SHAKESPEARE: These 2 title characters who have the same pair of initials both die by stabbing Juliet Capulet & Julius Caesar
#7389, aired 2016-10-27BRITISH POP MUSIC: This song released on July 11, 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 mission was used in the BBC's coverage of the Moon landing "Space Oddity" (by David Bowie)
#7388, aired 2016-10-26NOTABLE WOMEN: On her passing in 1913, Booker T. Washington called her heroic, "not unlike some of the heroic figures... in the Bible" Harriet Tubman
#7387, aired 2016-10-25WORDS IN THE NEWS 2016: The Centre for European Reform is one of the sources credited with coining this new 6-letter portmanteau word Brexit
#7386, aired 2016-10-24ANIMALS: In Greek myth she was a half-serpent & mother of the Sphinx; in zoology it's a weird mammal that lays eggs Echidna
#7385, aired 2016-10-21EUROPEAN ANNIVERSARIES: In 2006 for the 500th anniversary of this group, members trekked from the Canton of Ticino to St. Peter's Square the Swiss Guard
#7384, aired 2016-10-20QUOTABLE NOTABLES: She once said that death "is no more than passing from one room into another" but "in that other room, I shall be able to see" Helen Keller
#7383, aired 2016-10-191960s SCIENCE BOOKS: Keats' line "The sedge is withered from the lake, and no birds sing" inspired the title of this groundbreaking book Silent Spring (by Rachel Carson)
#7382, aired 2016-10-18FUNNYMEN: He's won 4 Emmys, 3 Grammys, an Oscar & 3 Tonys, & 3 of his films rank on AFI's list of funniest movies of all time Mel Brooks
#7381, aired 2016-10-17HISTORIC RELATIVES: In the same year as Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington's brother-in-law Gen. Edward Pakenham died in this battle in North America the Battle of New Orleans
#7380, aired 2016-10-1419th CENTURY LITERATURE: This character says, "Let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee" Captain Ahab
#7379, aired 2016-10-13THE OSCARS: In 2005 he lost for Best Actor but won for directing, at 74 becoming the oldest winner ever in that category Clint Eastwood
#7378, aired 2016-10-12STATE SONGS: The first line of its state song, "Eight stars of gold on a field of blue", refers to the star group on its flag Alaska
#7377, aired 2016-10-11GEOGRAPHY & LANGUAGE: The world's busiest container port, its name is also an English verb with criminal overtones Shanghai
#7376, aired 2016-10-10INAUGURAL ADDRESSES: One of his addresses used the term "security shield" about international affairs as well as "golden years" President Ronald Reagan
#7375, aired 2016-10-07TELEVISION: The focus of a 1970s miniseries & its recent remake, he arrived at Annapolis in 1767 aboard the ship the Lord Ligonier Kunta Kinte
#7374, aired 2016-10-06SECRETARIES OF STATE: The 2 Secretaries of State who received B.A.s in political science from Wellesley, 10 years apart Madeleine Albright & Hillary Clinton
#7373, aired 2016-10-05THE ECONOMY: "Systemically important financial institution" is an official status known more informally by these 4 words too big to fail
#7372, aired 2016-10-04IN THE NOVEL: The 1st scene in this book: "With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene" Fahrenheit 451
#7371, aired 2016-10-03CHRISTIANITY: A 4th century traveler gave one of the first descriptions of this day: "All the children... are carried... bearing branches" Palm Sunday
#7370, aired 2016-09-30CORPORATE LOGOS: Created in 1971, this company's logo has been likened to a wing & was supposed to connote motion Nike
#7369, aired 2016-09-29MYTHOLOGY: Banished from Athens, this inventor found trouble on Crete too, but escaped Daedalus
#7368, aired 2016-09-28HISTORIC HOMES: Also known as the "House of His Majesty", Fairfield House in England was the home of this African leader from 1936 to 1941 Haile Selassie
#7367, aired 2016-09-2721st CENTURY MUSIC: The title of a Frida Kahlo painting inspired the 3-word name of this 2008 No. 1 hit by a British group "Viva La Vida"
#7366, aired 2016-09-26INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: This European company uses about 1% of the world's lumber each year; it aims to make that 100% sustainable by 2020 IKEA
#7365, aired 2016-09-23AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: The Zambezi River reaches the ocean in this country that lends its name to the body of water where it happens Mozambique
#7364, aired 2016-09-22OPERA: The heroine of this opera sings, “If you come to give me, so cruel, your last goodbye, the dark vortex of the Nile will be my grave” Aida
#7363, aired 2016-09-21COLLEGE DISCIPLINES: Embracing the future & new technology in 1962, Purdue established the 1st college dept. in the U.S. for this 2-word discipline computer science
#7362, aired 2016-09-20POP CULTURE CHARACTERS: In 2015 this character was made an honorary citizen of Japan after over 60 years of residence there Godzilla
#7361, aired 2016-09-19AUTHORS: In 1948 he wrote he had an idea for a novel in which 2 guys hitchhike to California "in search of something they don't really find" Jack Kerouac
#7360, aired 2016-09-16FILM ADAPTATIONS: In a 2011 survey of movie credits, of the top 25 most adapted writers, this novelist is the only one living Stephen King
#7359, aired 2016-09-15DANTE'S INFERNO: During the journey, Dante encounters Homer, Socrates & Cicero, who bide their time in the first circle, aka this limbo
#7358, aired 2016-09-1420th CENTURY SCIENCE TERMS: This 4-letter word was introduced in London in 1905 by Dr. H.A. des Voeux of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society smog
#7357, aired 2016-09-1319th CENTURY MILITARY MEN: In 1895 he wrote to his family that with "superhuman strength" he would "discover the truth... on the tragic affair" Alfred Dreyfus
#7356, aired 2016-09-12ASIAN ISLANDS: Phuket, the largest island of this country, has regained its tourism industry after a natural disaster in 2004 Thailand
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