Monday, April 13, 2020

The End







Second pic gives a hint regarding how the person in the first pic was brought to an end. Connect. 

Famous






It was made to replace the show shown in the first pic. In its first outing, this character tried to imitate the person in the second pic. This character's rise led to the eventual demise of the popular cat in third pic. Who?

Which sport?

1.  It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins in a tribal game played by the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Woodlands.  The game was extensively modified reducing the violence in it by European colonizers to create its current collegiate and professional form. At the Summer Olympics, it has been contested at two editions of the Summer Olympic Games, 1904 and 1908.  The men's outdoor version of the sport has ten players on each team: three attackmen, three midfielders, three defensemen, and one goalie. Which sports?

2. It differs from other team sports in that it is a mixed-gender game: a team consists of four men and four women. The objective is to throw a ball into a netless basket that is mounted on a 3.5 m (11.5 feet) high pole. The sport was invented by Dutch school teacher Nico Broekhuysen in 1902. In the Netherlands, there are approximately 500 clubs and more than 90,000 people playing this game. Which game?

3. Once a year, on the third Saturday in October ("Bridge Day"), permission to __________ has explicitly been granted at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The New River Gorge Bridge deck is 876 feet (267 m) above the river. An object dropped from the deck will hit the water in 8.8 seconds. This annual event attracts about 450 _______ ers, and nearly 200,000 spectators. If the conditions are good, in the six hours that it is legal, there may be over 800 jumps. Fill in the blanks. 

Teenpatti

1. The Nordic Games, were organised by General Viktor Gustaf Balck in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1901 and were held again in 1903 and 1905 and for more years before being discontinued in 1920s. The Nordic Games featured not only sports that the country excelled in but also showcased Swedish cultural events such as theatre, opera and folklore. But this event became the precursor to a bigger event. Which one?

2. The World Games, first held in 1981, are an international multi-sport event. WORLD GAMES were first conducted in 1981 at Santa Clara, California. The World Games are organised and governed by the International World Games Association (IWGA), recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The World Games are held every four years, one year after the Summer Olympic Games. Some of the sports that are currently held at the World Games are  bodybuilding, power lifting, finswimming, squash, netball, water skiing, casting, etc. What is so unique and significant about these games?

3. During a Test at the WACA Ground in December 1979 between Australia and England, X hit a ball that went for three runs. Australian captain Y thought that the ball should have gone for a four, and instructed someone to deliver a rather mundane thing in cricket to X. Who are X and Y and what was this mundane thing?

Friday, April 10, 2020

Force Rules

In 1937, during a discussion with the English diplomat Lord Halifax on India, X explained how he would deal with Gandhi.

“Shoot Gandhi! If that does not suffice to reduce them to submission, shoot a dozen leading members of Congress, and if that does not suffice, shoot 200 and so on until order is established.”

Who is X? 

Pot Pourri

1. From 1902 to 1909, he was working six days a week and eight hours a day at a Swiss patent office and doing research-he called it his mischief-in his spare time. But he was nourished by music. It was at the core of his creative life, and Mozart and the violin at the
core of his music. And just as Mozart's antics shocked his contemporaries, he as a young man pursued a notably bohemian life. 

Who?

2. Henning was educated at the University of Copenhagen. He came to India in 1937. In 1938, he set up this company in partnership with his former schoolmate Soren. This company went on to become one of the most successful Indian companies. After retirement,
he served as the chairman emeritus of the company. He used to call India his "adopted homeland" and divided his time between Denmark and India. 

Name the company.

3. Over 1000-1200 code words are part of the militants's terror dictionary. A pika gun is termed as raja, machine gun as rani, gun as shaadi, an AK rifle as biwi and pistol as munna.

What did they use khanzir (evil) for?

4. Shojiro Ishibashi was born in 1885 in Japan. When he came of age, Ishibashi entered the family business, making tabi, traditional Japanese footwear.

But in 1928, he began producing a totally different product than what his family earlier did. He was the first Japanese manufacturer to do so. Ishibashi's goal was to sell his products overseas to British and American consumers.

He felt he would need an English name for his company. Ishibashi means "____ ___" in English. As a tip of the hat to fellow manufacturer Harvey Firestone, Ishibashi reversed the words, and named his company. 

Which company?


It's all about time.

X is generally heard as an informal term. But the earliest technical usage for X was defined by Gilbert Newton Lewis. He proposed a unit of time called the X which was equal to the time it takes light to travel one centimeter in a vacuum.

Since then, others in physics and chemistry have suggested alternate measures of X. 

What is X? 

A Letter


In 1897, eight-year-old daughter Virginia had written this letter to The Sun. What was she asking about? 

Truth = Freedom



This is headquarter building of X. The name almost seems to be in the picture. It is famous for holding an enigma machine and also an modernized AK rifle whose precious owner was Osama Bin Laden. X?? 

Foursome











Now these four look like they mean business. But they have worked together only at one place. Who are they and what am I talking about?



Freedom



Can't really say much about the pics. CONNECT. 

Sky High





Now all of the above buildings are huge skyscrapers, but that's not the only commonality between them. One of them is the tallest building in the world, and another one was the tallest building in the world. All these are in different countries. So, what connects them all? 



Never Underestimate the Predictability of Stupidity



Now this is emblem of an old society, which engendered something nasty. Some time back, NASA got into trouble because of something related to this.

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