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This structure was designed
by 6a Architects in
collaboration with fashion
designer Eley Kishimoto in
London's Covent Garden
Piazza to promote the
gallery space at the
There is no staircase, but
the structure nevertheless
contains a viewing gallery,
six metres up in the air.
Inspired by something from
children’s literature. What?
The Bichawa Baghnakh, used by Shivaji to kill
Umakant Prasad Sinha--class IX .
Ramanand Singh--class IX , Satish Prasad
Jha - class X, Jagatpati Kumar - , 2nd year
degree, Devipada Choudhry - Miller High
English School, class IX , Rajendra Singh matric class and Ramgovind Singh - class
IX are together commemorated in an Indian
state capital. Which capital ? Why?
On which famous panel would
you be see the Aghora form,
turbulent and fearsome, the
Tatpurusha form, benign and
meditative and the Vamadeva
form, mild pleasing and
lovable? Be specific, for points.
Researchers at London's Natural History
Museum found several of the new species
in a tank of aquarium fish. Initially museum
staff had thought the 0.7-inch-long (1.7centimeter-long) creatures, caught in
Myanmar (Burma), were part of an already
known genus Danionella . See next pic.
What new name did they give it, after
observing it under a microscope?
Danionella dracula, on account of the visible
Louis Degiez of Switzerland came up with
this patent in the 1970s. It is
“mounted on the finishing wall and
includes a striker plate movable in a
direction perpendicular to the finishing
wall and compressible cables between the
striker plate and finishing wall, an electric
circuit being closed when a cable is
compressed”, to quote the patent.
Decipher all this and tell me either what
this is , or in which sport it is used.
Touch Pads in swimming pools to determine
who finished a race first. Used at the Olympics
and all other international events.
This species Pluvianus egyptianus is
known by another name on account of its
close association with another species.
Some ornithologists say that this
association is not all that significant and
that it was one of the many lies spread by
Herodotus, the historian.
What is the other name? Pic follows
The Sri Siddhendra Kala Peetham is an
institution in honour of Siddendhra Yogi
that now has government support.
Located in _____, a village in the Krishna
district of Andhra Pradesh, it is home to a
tradition founded by the Yogi that was
originally taught only to Brahmin men,
according to some accounts. Either name
the village or identify Siddhendra Yogi's
claim to fame.
The events of 4th February 1923 have caused two
separate memorials to come up in this town in
Gorakhpur--One is called Shaheed Smarak and the other
is called Police Memorial. Shahid Amin has written a
book about this place and the reasons for its fame in
1923 titled ____ _____ : Event Metaphor and Memory.
Name the town.
She became Mrs. David Powell when she
married an Irish endocrinologist in 1971
and settled down in Dublin. Indian
journalists keep dropping in on her or
calling her every five years, when they run
out of other stories, and this grandmother
deals with all of them gracefully. The
reason for this attention is something that
happened in 1966. What is Mrs. Powell's
claim to fame?
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The original name given to this sport was a
corruption of the word Badminton, and
came from the fact that it was played a lot
like Badminton. An onlooker named
Alfred Halstead suggested a more military
name--he thought movements in the
game resembled the operation of
Which sport changed its name thus?
Three structures named after the researchers
Main, Hunter, and Sachs make up four-fifths of
the total area, and contribute to the ability to
generate low voltage and high voltage.
The characteristic pulse is generated in a manner
similar to a battery, in which stacked plates
produce an electrical charge. Some 5,000 to
6,000 stacked electroplaques are capable of
producing up to 500 volts and 1 ampere of
current--enough to kill a human being several
times over. Identify the 'machine' in question?
John Williams and George Kelly developed the Diethyl Zinc process
while working for a venerable American institution in the 1970s and
the 1980s. Their challenge arose from the fact that 97% of the
institution’s assets were vulnerable to a particular threat.
Each load is treated in a 50-hour sequence of steps in a low pressure
chamber. The units are dried to a certain moisture content, the air is
replaced with nitrogen, and gaseous Diethyl Zinc is admitted. The
DEZ diffuses between the closed units, neutralizing acids, and
reacting with the moisture left to form zinc oxide, which serves as an
alkaline reserve. Aluminum in the units is converted to aluminum
oxide, eliminating it as a potential future acid source. The treated
material has a pH between 7.0 and 7.5, and the alkaline reserve is
between 1% and 2% The zinc oxide also inhibits future fungal
growth. No visible difference can be detected between treated and
Either name the institution or identify the threat.
The Library of Congress.
The DEZ process is a way of making sure that
books are not ruined owing to acid content.
This is normally how you do it. You need a table so
carefully draped with a tablecloth that those
watching cannot see the servante--a shelf lower
than the level of the table. Y is wrapped in a large
silk handkerchief and the ends tied with a good
rubber-band and kept on the servante while X is
lifted, displayed and set right side up on the higher
level of the table. The accessory Z is a distractor and
so we won't pay it any attention. Much skill is
required in inverting X so quickly as to obscure the
simultaneous movement of Y into X. The only thing
left to do now is to remove the rubber band. What
are we talking about?
How conjurors pull rabbits out of hats.
The word Oriental figures in the official
name of this country—and represents the
fact that it is located to the east of the
river after which it takes its name—
Guarani for River of Painted Birds. Which
country in South America?
The First Folio's original price was 1 pound,
and around 1,000 copies of it were printed.
The most recent census (1995–2000)
records 228 still in existence. The British
Library holds 8 copies. The Folger Library
in Washington, D.C. holds the world's
largest collection with 82 copies. It is one
of the most valuable printed books in the
world: a copy sold at Christie's in New
York in October 2001 made $6.16m. What
makes the First Folio, brought out in 1623,
Randolph Hearst used the line "Eight
pages of polychromatic effulgence that
will make the rainbow look like a lead
pipe" in October 1896
to advertise something that he had
introduced in his newspaper The New
York Journal. This was done to counter the
rise in sales enjoyed by the New York
World after they introduced something
similar in February 1896. What did Hearst
The first Sunday colour comic supplement,
Hearst wanted to counter the popularity of The
Yellow Kid, the first newspaper comic strip,
introduced by Pulitzer.
He made his living from a linen-draper’s
shop that he set up in the Dutch town of
Delft. A hobby that he pursued led him to
make discoveries that caused a stir in
European scientific circles . This also led to
Delft being visited by a stream of
celebrities including Peter the Great and
Queen Mary. Who are we talking about?
Five questions, answer in writing
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The English name for this tree is Sacred
Fig, because the followers of three
religions rate it very highly as a sacred
object. The Latin name for the species is
religiosa. By what name is it known in
When we first meet this fictional
character, he is asleep inside a bundle of
blankets with ‘ a curiously shaped cut, like
a ____ ___ _____, under a tuft of jet black
hair over his forehead’. Either identify or
fill the blanks. ( 3 words)
This five-letter word is used for both the
region traditionally reserved for those who
are good but are not Christian and a test of
skill where performers must bend over
backwards to pass below a horizontal bar
which is lowered an inch after each
What five letter word?