Who was Roderigo de Triana?
What English king died from a lethal dose of
morphine and cocaine administered by his personal physician --with
the royal family's approval?
Of what land was Helen of Troy queen?
What great ruler died of a nosebleed on his
What distinctive emblem, descriptive of his
family name, was on Dutchman Peer Minuit's coat of arms?
What colors did Cleopatra paint her eyelids?
Whom did Queen Elizabeth II name baron of
Brighton, a peer of the realm, in 1970?
In what city did Polish-born Helena Rubinstein
launch her cosmetics and beauty-care business?
What did the ancient Japanese use to get bricks
to the top of the tall buildings they constructed?
the fiber of what plant was used to make the
fine linen sheets upon which Mary, Queen of Scots, slept?
In 1653, what city became the first in the
world to install an organized system of roadside mailboxes?
According to legend, what did Cleopatra have
her mattresses stuffed with every night?
In England, what's a bap?
What do the French refer to when they speak of
In the U.S. a pig says "oink." How do the
French describe the sound?
What's the British slang for white-collar
In the United States, a redcap is a baggage
porter at an airport or a train or bus station. What's a redcap in
What were the GPU, the NKVD and the MVD?
Russian emperors were known as czars but what
was a czarevich?
In medieval days, what were the narrow windows
in thick castle walls called?
The French were so taken with a particularly
beautiful double pink rose back in 1797 that they named it Blushing
Thigh of the Aroused Nymph. What was it renamed by the prim and