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Oh no! Did you miss the game show? Well, here are the 160 questions we used... um, but you're on your own for the answers. You really should have shown up! (And congrats to Dan Katz of SETEC Astronomy, our grand prize winner!)

  1. What company’s founder invented the safety razor?
  2. What famous play includes the line "Hell is other people"?
  3. What canine character first appeared in a 1938 short story by Eric Knight?
  4. What New York City thoroughfare is known as the Advertising Capital of the World?
  5. What is the name given to an alcoholic drink taken at the very end of the day?
  6. What 1998 Tony-winning musical was based on a book by E.L. Doctorow?
  7. What is the name of the most recent Kevin Costner movie to deal with the subject of baseball?
  8. What celery-like vegetable can also be a word meaning "heated controversy"?
  9. What musical direction means to play in a smooth, connected manner?
  10. What is the scientific term for one billionth of a second?
  11. The real name of the hospital on St. Elsewhere was St. what?
  12. What repeated demand did Moses make of the Pharaoh of Egypt?
  13. What trademarked name has come to be synonymous with "petroleum jelly"?
  14. What is the chemical name for laughing gas?
  15. When he died in 1989, it was found his heart was two and a half times larger than that of the average horse. Who?
  16. What 1951 George Pal movie featured astral companions Bellus and Zyra?
  17. Who played the title character of "Dr T." in the 2000 movie Dr. T and the Women?
  18. Who is said to have "fiddled while Rome burned"?
  19. According to the nursery rhyme, who was the Piper’s Son?
  20. Who, with 73 electoral votes, tied with Thomas Jefferson in the 1800 presidential election, in a race that was ultimately decided by Congress?
  21. The first attempt at adapting a cinematic Lord of the Rings was directed by the same person who brought you Fritz the Cat, the first X-rated cartoon. Who was he?
  22. What present-day television series takes place in Stuckeyville, Ohio?
  23. When he’s not hurling racial epithets, John Rocker hurls for what baseball team?
  24. What Web site shares its name with a race of beings from Gulliver’s Travels?
  25. What is the name of Diana Ross’s last solo #1 hit, which topped the charts in 1980?
  26. According to the song, what hometown does The Music Man’s Professor Harold Hill claim as his own?
  27. What modern-day storyteller’s monologues have been turned into films like Swimming to Cambodia and Monster in a Box?
  28. On which Hawaiian island is Pearl Harbor located?
  29. What 1964 Sidney Lumet film ended with the atomic bombing of New York City by the US Air Force?
  30. Henry Sullivan was the fourth man, but the first American, to swim what body of water?
  31. In Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the two main characters bounced around time in a time machine that looked like what?
  32. What is the one-word stage name of Cassandra Peterson?
  33. When keeping track of baseball players in a scorecard, what fielder is designated with the number 6?
  34. What actor and regular on The Simpsons is about to be divorced from actress Helen Hunt?
  35. What is the British term for elevator?
  36. What city is the capital of Alaska?
  37. Billy Preston has had two #1 hit singles in his career. The first was "Will it Go Round in Circles." What’s the second?
  38. What Nabisco product is also the name of a novel by R.D. Blackmore?
  39. Who is the creator of both NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues?
  40. What gas do cows emit in large amounts, possibly contributing to global warming?
  41. Which John Steinbeck novel focuses on the Joad family?
  42. Who directed Bill Murray in Meatballs, Stripes, and Ghostbusters?
  43. What type of orbit, first suggested by Arthur C. Clarke, keeps a satellite over the same spot on the earth’s surface?
  44. What NASA spacecraft was sent to Jupiter in 1989, where it has been in orbit since 1995?
  45. "Or What You Will" is the subtitle of what play by William Shakespeare?
  46. What maximum security prison, formerly known as "Sing-Sing," is located about 35 miles north of New York City?
  47. What was Anton Chekhov’s first full-length drama?
  48. What young actor co-starred with a homicidal Macaulay Culkin in The Good Son?
  49. On The Odd Couple, who was Felix Unger’s roommate?
  50. Charles Sherwood Stratton became better known as what General?
  51. In what movie did Marlon Brando star as an ex-boxer named Terry Malloy?
  52. Who wrote the novel Billy Budd?
  53. What’s the British word for traffic circle?
  54. What German military man inspired the nickname "The Iron Chancellor"?
  55. The spoken language of what Indian tribe was used as a code by the US government in World War II?
  56. What snack food was invented in 1893 by Louis and F.W. Ruckheim?
  57. What was Union General William Sherman’s middle name?
  58. What drink is traditionally made from seltzer, milk, and chocolate syrup?
  59. Who is the Egyptian goddess of nature?
  60. What foreign moviemaker’s final film was La Voce della luna, or the Voice of the Moon?
  61. Who were the losers of the most recent Super Bowl?
  62. In a classic series of murder mystery novels by Harry Kemelman, what occupation does lead character David Small have?
  63. What Biblical character stood six cubits and a span tall-over 9 feet high by today’s measurement?
  64. Which movie took home the Best Picture Oscar at the 1998 Academy Awards?
  65. What Italian dish is traditionally made with Arborio rice?
  66. Which baseball team plays in Pac Bell Park?
  67. In 1958, Vince DeDomenico of San Francisco created what ubiquitous boxed side dish?
  68. V-E day occurred on May 8, 1945. What does V-E stand for?
  69. What Oscar winner for West Side Story also starred in the 1970s children show, The Electric Company?
  70. What Issac Asimov novel introduced Hari Seldon, psychohistory, and the successor to the Galactic Empire?
  71. What philosophical theory states that the simplest explanation is generally the correct one?
  72. How many planets are currently inside the orbit of Pluto?
  73. A person with O-negative blood - who can therefore give blood to any recipient - is called a what?
  74. Whose predictions were made while staring into a bowl of water, and consist of sections call quatrains?
  75. What is the term for a unit of electrical resistance?
  76. Who started his daredevil career by charging $500 to jump over two cars on his motorcycle?
  77. On a Risk board, what territory is due north of Mongolia?
  78. What physicist is credited with creating the first atomic pile, at the University of Chicago?
  79. What is the name of filmmaker Michael Moore’s cable TV show?
  80. In Hebrew it’s the Tanakh, but Christians call it the what?
  81. Who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award for his work in Forrest Gump?
  82. "Three Musketeers" candy bars consist of chocolate coating over what sweet stuff?
  83. While the command module orbited the moon, the Apollo astronauts went to the surface in the LEM. What does LEM stand for?
  84. On The Simpsons, what is the first name of Bart’s blue-haired best friend?
  85. On Usenet, alt.toys.lego is an example of what kind of online discussion area?
  86. What unit of currency can be divided up into 100 kopecks?
  87. What famous 1972 children’s book and album was produced by Marlo Thomas?
  88. What underground cartoonist’s oeuvre includes the "Keep on Truckin’ Man"?
  89. What country is completely surrounded by South Africa?
  90. The first line to what Beatles song is "I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me?"
  91. What Greek playwright wrote Medea?
  92. What word meaning "a seducer of women" comes from a fictional character in a 1703 play?
  93. Who had a voiceover on Michael Jackson’s hit single, "Thriller"?
  94. What university does "the Fighting Irish" fight for?
  95. On the television show Roseanne, who played daughter Darlene?
  96. What musical question was the biggest hit for Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers?
  97. The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Wilshire are on either end of what famous street?
  98. If you walked southeast from the famous "Four Corners" junction, what state would you be in?
  99. What term is given to a wrestling match where two wrestlers take turns in the ring?
  100. What 1977 war movie featured Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, and Ryan O’Neal?
  101. What famous fictional mongoose was created by Rudyard Kipling?
  102. Vincent Price guest-starred on the ‘60’s series "Batman" as what villian?
  103. Whose musical "project" had its biggest hit in 1982, with "Eye in the Sky?"
  104. What product, in a recent television ad campaign, warned consumers: "Buy any other beverage and you could be making a terrible mistake"?
  105. What 1997 Oliver Stone movie starred Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez?
  106. What chocolate company was founded in 1926 by Joseph Draps?
  107. What duet between Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson went to #1 in 1983?
  108. What hit song by the Platters later went on to be the title of a 1994 movie starring Marisa Tomei?
  109. On the periodic table of elements, what is the symbol for iron?
  110. What is the Spanish word for Spanish?
  111. Comedy Central is presently running a game show entitled Don’t Forget Your… what?
  112. What six-letter word is the motto of California?
  113. What word, when taken as a noun, is a kind of seafood, and when taken as a verb means to bake in a sauce and cover in bread crumbs?
  114. What musical instrument is associated with jazz musician Toots Thielman?
  115. Fred Durst is a member of what rock band?
  116. Whose organization makes use of the vessels Calypso, Calypso II, and Alcyon?
  117. When he went solo, Bruce Wayne’s sidekick Dick Grayson dumped the name "Robin" and became who?
  118. Who played actor Richard Hatch’s father on Battlestar Galactica?
  119. What word can mean either a drink made with Kahlua and cream, or a large hat?
  120. What golden oldie singer had a voice that earned him the nickname, "The Velvet Fog"?
  121. What Benjamin Hoff book connected Asian philosophy to a certain children’s literary character?
  122. Who is actress Isabella Rosellini’s mother?
  123. What clothing company’s logo consists of a question mark inside a triangle?
  124. What interjection was first used during parachute jumps at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1940?
  125. What 1999 animated film was loosely based on a 1968 children’s science fiction novel by Ted Hughes?
  126. What word can mean either "remarkable" or "unresolved"?
  127. In Roman numerals, what is C minus XCVI?
  128. What boxer did Mike Tyson famously bite in 1997?
  129. What hunter appears in the northeastern American sky in fall and winter?
  130. What turn-of-the-century baseball player was nicknamed "The Georgia Peach"?
  131. What do you call a follower of radical capitalist Ayn Rand’s philosophy?
  132. What is the common measure for the decay or transmutation of a radioactive element?
  133. In the science of sleep, what does REM stand for?
  134. What 1995 movie had Dustin Hoffman attempting to contain the fictional "Mutaba" virus?
  135. What Japanese video-game giant started its life in 1889 making playing cards?
  136. What literary genre is William Gibson’s Neuromancer often credited with ushering in?
  137. What car company made the Gloria, the Spitfire, the Dolomite, and the TR7?
  138. What’s the Latin phrase meaning "of many, one"?
  139. What state borders Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Iowa?
  140. What car company makes the Testerossa?
  141. Together, Minneapolis and St. Paul are known as the what?
  142. The boxed game is called Othello, but what’s the generic name for the "game of dramatic reversals"?
  143. According to the Bible, what is Sodom’s sister city?
  144. What movie, in theaters now, has the tag line "No one gets away clean"?
  145. What was the name of the character played by Desi Arnez on "I Love Lucy"?
  146. What sign follows Scorpio on the zodiac chart?
  147. What children’s singer’s albums include "Evergreen Everblue," "Bananaphone," and "Everything Grows"?
  148. What French writer is quoted as saying, "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him"?
  149. Who played Joe Pesci’s cousin, who stands accused of murder, in My Cousin Vinny?
  150. In Fahrenheit 451, what was the occupation of Guy Montag?
  151. Although it took place in November, thanks to their use of the old style Julian calendar, in what month do Russians celebrate the Bolshevik revolution?
  152. What country is on the northeastern tip of the African continent?
  153. What constellation’s name translates to "the great bear"?
  154. In Greek mythology, who fell in love with his own reflection?
  155. In IBM’s OS/2, what does the "OS" stand for?
  156. What kind of alcohol is added to gasoline to create "gasohol"?
  157. Whether she actually used it or not, what murder weapon was under Sharon Stone’s bed at the end of Basic Instinct?
  158. In a 1969 hit for Three Dog Night, who is "coming"?
  159. What Norton Juster novel featured Rhyme, Reason, Milo, Tock, and the kingdoms of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis?
  160. What Elmore Leonard novel was turned into a 1998 movie starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez?