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Who was Egypt's only woman pharaoh?
A: Hatshepsut, who ruled from 1492 to 1458 B.C. The daughter and heiress of Thutmose I. who proclaimed her his successor, she ruled jointly with her half-brother, Thutmose III, whom she married.

What dog is named fro an area along the coast of Croatia?
A: The Dalmatian. The popular spotted dog is believed to have been originally bred along the Dalmatian coast.

The House of Windsor rules England. What house rules the Netherlands?
A: The House of Orange.

By what means did Swedish explorer Salomon Andree try to reach the North Pole with two companions in 1897?
A: By balloon. They failed and perished when their balloon became weighed down by ice and they were forced to land.

By what nickname is the infamous Ilich Ramirez Sanchez more commonly known?
A: Carlos the Jackal. He's the Cold War terrorist who claimed responsibility for 83 murders. His nom de guerre was Carlos, but he was dubbed "The Jackal" after a copy of the Frederick Forsyth best-seller The Day of the Jackal reportedly was found in one of his safe houses.

In what country is the historic city of Timbuktu located?
A: Mali.

What destination is indicated as MME in airport code?
A: Marseilles, France.

What country's thriving film industry has been nicknamed "Bollywood"?
A: India's. The bulk of the Indian film industry is based in Bombay.

What famous teenager lived at 263 Prinsengracht?
A: Anne Frank. The address is in Amsterdam, Holland.

What common fate was shared by millionaires John Jacob Astor, Isidor Straus and Benjamin Guggenheim?
A: They all died when the Titantic hit an iceberg and sank on the night of April 14-15, 1912.

If you saw a daibutsu in Japan, what would you be looking at?
A: A gigantic statue of Buddha.

What country includes several groups of islands, including the Laccadives, the Andamans and the Nicobars?
A: India. The Laccadives are in the Arabian Sea; the Andamans and Nicobars in the Bay of Bengal.

The flagship known as Queen Anne's Revenge belonged to what famous pirate?
A: Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach. The ship sank in 1718 after it was attacked and hit a sandbar off the North Carolina coast.

On what continent have more meteorites been discovered than have been found in all the rest of the world?
A: Antarctica. More than 6,000 have been found there.

How many rooms are there in Buckingham Palace?
A: 600.

Where is the only recorded flying saucer pad on earth located?
A: In Canada--in St. Paul, Alberta. it was built in 1967.

What was the most common first name given to children born in China during the years of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1977)?
A: Hong--which means "red" in Chinese.

What is the last remaining British colony in the South Pacific?
A: Pitcairn Island made up of tiny, remote Pitcairn, where the nine mutineers from the HMS Bounty landed in 1790, and the uninhabited islands of Oeno, Henderson and Ducie.

What country was the first to produce lace?
A: Italy, in the early sixteenth century.

How many islands are there in the Indonesian archipelago?
A: There are 13,677--most of which are uninhabited.

Why did the Coca-Cola Company change the name of its popular soft drink in China in 1986?
A: Company officials learned that the phonetic equivalent, ke kou ko la, means "bite the wax tadpole" in Chinese.

Sir Laurence Olivier once held a press conference in London to complain about railroad service. What was his beef?
A: Kippers had been dropped from the dining car menu.

Where was the first tunnel in recorded history?
A: In Babylon. Built by the Assyrians in about 2100 B.C.  the secret 3,000-foot-long passageway linked the royal palace on one side of the Euphrates River with the Temple of Jupiter on the other side.