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Sorry, But I Doubt You Can Get Even ONE Of These 20 Questions Right

You've got 20 chances. How hard can this be?

What follows are 20 of the hardest $1,000,000 questions in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? history. I'll be impressed if you can get even ONE of them right.

Good luck.

  1. Compiled by Benjamin Franklin in 1737, "The Drinker's Dictionary" included all but which of these synonyms for "drunkenness"?

  2. A rare example of a word that rhymes with "orange," the Blorenge is a what?

  3. "Nephelococcygia" is the practice of doing what?

  4. Who delivered the less famous two-hour speech that preceded Abraham Lincoln's two-minute Gettysburg Address?

  5. According to the Population Reference Bureau, what is the approximate number of people who have ever lived on Earth?

  6. In what country are all US major league baseballs currently manufactured?

  7. In addition to his career as an astrologer and "prophet," Nostradamus published a 1555 treatise that included a section on what?

  8. What first lady was a ninth-generation descendant of Pocahontas?

  9. Which of the following pieces of currency was the first to use the motto "In God we trust"?

  10. What insect shorted out an early supercomputer and inspired the term "computer bug"?

  11. Before the American colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar, on what date did their new year start?

  12. Which of the following men does not have a chemical element named for him?

  13. The most watched TV episode of all time, the final episode of M*A*S*H, aired at 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, 1983, following what sitcom?

  14. People who have a marked physical reaction to beautiful art are said to suffer from what syndrome?

  15. What letter must appear on the beginning of the registration number of all nonmilitary aircraft in the US?

  16. What club did astronaut Alan Shepard use to make his famous golf shot on the moon?

  17. During WWII, US soldiers used the first commercial aerosol cans to hold what?

  18. Who did artist Grant Wood use as the model for the farmer in his classic painting American Gothic?

  19. The US icon Uncle Sam was based on Samuel Wilson, who worked during the War of 1812 as a what?

  20. Which of the following landlocked countries is entirely contained within another country?

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