A competition was held in 1887 looking for designs for a temporary monument that would be unveiled during the 1889 worlds fair. Rejected designs included a lighthouse ,a sprinkling water tower and a huge guillotine.
It was met with much criticism from the public when it was built. Novelist Guy de Maupassant — who claimed to hate the monument — supposedly ate lunch in its restaurant every day. When asked why, he answered that it was the one place in the city where one could not see the structure. Today, the monument is widely considered to be a striking piece of structural art.
What is the monument?
The gesture is also known as the "bird", "flipping [or "flicking"] someone off", or "shooting a walton" among other terms.
A popular urban legend states that during the Hundred Years' War, the French would mutilate the captured English archers so they would be unable to use their bows, and that after the Battle of Agincourt, the victorious English showed the French this gesture as a sign of victory.
What is the gesture?
The middle finger
Foreseen by John F Kennedy and named after the Greek god of light and archery this program spurred advances in many areas of technology peripherals. These include major contributions in the fields of avionics, telecommunications, and computers. The program sparked interest in many fields of engineering, including pioneering work using statistical methods to study the reliability of complex systems made from component parts. Often said that it is one of the greatest achievements of mankind the head of the program was Abe Silverstein.
What is the program?
Apollo 11 mission
* A pizzeria where you make your own pizza pie
* Installing a garbage disposal as the drain in his shower, so that he could prepare vegetables while showering
* Redoing his entire apartment in imitation wood wallpaper
* Redecorating his apartment with the set of The Merv Griffin Show
* Adding a screen door outside his apartment front door
* Using the homeless to pull rickshaws in New York City
* Reversing the peephole in his apartment front door do he can see inside to see if someone was waiting to ambush him with a sock full of pennies.
* Coffee table “coffee table book”.
Kramer (from Seinfeld)
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his first novel
The blue umbrella
The lamp is lit
Lives in Mussorie. Junoon was based on his book Flight of Pigeons. The blue umbrella and The lamp is lit are some of his other works.
What is being defined here?
"It is caused due to faulty development of the sub-cutaneous connective tissue layer during embryonic stage that causes the muscles in the area to be shorter than normal, hence pulling on the skin when contracted."
A Dimple :P
When Walter Mack was named the new President of this company he noticed that the company's strategy of using advertising for a general audience either ignored African Americans or used ethnic stereotypes in portraying blacks. He realized African Americans were an untapped niche market and that they stood to gain market share by targeting its advertising directly towards. In 1947, Mack began his efforts, hiring Edward F. Boyd to lead a twelve-man team. They came up with advertising portraying black Americans in a positive light, such as one with a smiling mother holding a six pack while her son reaches up for one.
Which is the company?
The 1968 Olympics Black Power salute was a noted black civil rights protest and one of the most overtly political statements in the 110 year history of the modern Olympic Games. African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos performed the Power to the People salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. The two U.S. athletes received their medals shoeless, but wearing black socks, to represent black poverty. Smith wore a black scarf around his neck to represent black pride. Carlos had his tracksuit top unzipped to show solidarity with all blue collar workers in the U.S. and wore a necklace of beads which he described "were for those individuals that were lynched, or killed and that no-one said a prayer for, that were hung and tarred
What was the event they took part in?
Men’s 200 m
In November 1902 American President Theodore Roosevelt went on a hunting trip to Mississippi, to which he was invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H. Longino. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already shot something. A suite of Roosevelt's attendants, led by Holt Collier,cornered, clubbed, and tied to a willow tree an American Black Bear after a long exhausting chase with hounds. They called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he should shoot it. He refused to shoot the bear himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike,but instructed that the bear be killed to put it out of its misery, and it became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman in The Washington Post on November 16, 1902.
This beverage was originally developed in 1962 by Chaleo Voovidhya, a Thai businessman, and sold under the name Krating Daeng by the company TC Pharmaceutical. Krating Daeng sales soared across Asia in the 1970's and 1980's, especially among truck drivers, construction workers and farmers.
The Thai product was transformed into a global brand by Dietrich Mateschitz,who discovered that Krating Daeng helped to cure his jet lag. Between 1984 and 1987, Mateschitz worked with TC Pharmaceutical (a Blendax licensee) to adapt Krating Daeng for European audiences.
What is the name of this product?
His mother Venus got extremely jealous of the Princess Psyche because she was so loved by her subjects that they forgot to worship her. Hence, Venus ordered him to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest and poorest man in the world. When he saw Psyche, though, he was so overcome with her unnatural beauty that he dropped an arrow on his foot, and fell in love with her himself. Together they had a daughter, Voluptas (meaning pleasure)and Psyche became a goddess of the soul.
Name this roman God.
The largest one known was found just recently by a computer program. It starts with a “3” and ends with a “1” and has nearly 13 million digits in between. Finding this particular number, the first known number of its kind with more than 10 million digits, earned a prize of $100,000.
What is the significance of the number?
Largest known prime number till date
This board game originated in India as a game based on morality called Vaikuntapaali or Paramapada Sopanam (the path to salvation). This game made its way to England, and was eventually introduced in the United States of America by game pioneer Milton Bradley in 1943.
The game was called "Leela" - and reflected the Hinduism consciousness around everyday life. Invented by Hindu spiritual teachers to teach children about the effects of good deeds as opposed to bad deeds.
The moral of the game was that a person can attain salvation (Moksha) through performing good deeds whereas by doing evil one takes rebirth in lower forms of life.
Which is the board game?
Snakes and Ladders
She was one of the most successful children's storytellers of the twentieth century. Once described as a "one-woman fiction machine", she is noted for numerous series of books based on recurring characters and designed for different age groups. Her books have enjoyed popular success in many parts of the world, and have sold over 400 million copies. According to UNESCO's Index Translationum;she is behind Lenin and almost equal to Shakespeare. Actually named Mary Pollock, give me her famous pen name.
In ancient times, this phrase was taken much more seriously than today as an incantation to be used as a cure for fevers and inflammations. The sufferer from the disease wore an amulet containing the word written in the form of an inverted cone. The meaning of the phrase is" what is said has been done.“ And is today commonly used in circuses and illusion stage shows. Phrase?
This product has the follwoing ingridients * 160-TDS * 7.2-ph factor * 13.6-Calcium * 22-Chlorides * 58-Bicarbonate * 7.8-Magnesium * 2-Nitrate * 19.3-Sulphates * 66.1-Hardness This was originally an Italian Company who first brought the idea to India. It was then was introduced in Mumbai in glass bottles in two varieties – bubbly & still in 1965.
Bisleri mineral water
In the jungles of the fictional African country of Bangalla, there is a myth featuring The Ghost Who Walks, a powerful and indestructible guardian of the innocent and fighter of all types of injustice. Many believe him to be immortal but In reality, he is descended from 20 previous generations of crime-fighters who all adopt the same persona. When a new hero takes the task from his dying father, he swears the Oath of the Skull: "I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty, and injustice, in all their forms, and my sons and their sons shall follow me".
He has no superhuman powers, relying only on his wits, physical strength, skill with his weapons, and fearsome reputation to fight crime. His real name is Kit Walker.
Name this fictional character.
This is a 1988 computer game by John Romero. It was developed for the Apple II and DOS. The idea of the game came to John Romero under the influence of Super Mario. The mission is to guide the hero through ten levels, collecting trophies in the hideout of his enemy, Clyde. Victor Guimarães, Brazil, currently holds the world record of completing all ten levels of the game in an astonishing 9 minutes and 3 seconds.name the game.
Anxiety is anxiety.
Then what is Ringxiety ?
The anxious feeling that your cellphone is ringing when it actually isn’t.
Born as the illegitimate son of a notary and a peasant woman, this man is considered to be the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. He conceptualised a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator, the double hull and outlined a rudimentary theory of plate tectonics. Some of his smaller inventions, such as an automated bobbin winder and a machine for testing the tensile strength of wire, entered the world of manufacturing unheralded. Who ?
Leonardo da Vinci
This principle has been used in many times and cultures. In West Africa, it was realized by making the concerned group of people pass a bird's egg from one to the other, and seeing whether someone dropped it. In Ancient China, the subject was made to take a handful of rice in his mouth, and the procedure hinged on whether the rice dissolved at the end of a ceremonial reading or not.
How is the principle most commonly implemented today?
Lie Detector Test
God’s number is named for the fact that God would need only the optimal number to do this certain thing.
The most recent research has proved this number is below 26. However theoretical speculation suggests it is still lower, possibly in the low 20s.
What is God’s number?
Minimum number of steps needed to solve the Rubik’s cube.
Sumant Moolgavkar was the first CEO of Telco. His long and dedicated service was honoured in a certain way, which is visible to us even today.
How was he honoured?
Su mant Mo olgaonkar
TATA SUMO was named after him.
In a first class match between Abahani and Mohammedan at the Bangabandhu Stadium in 1998, Mehrab Hossain hit the ball so hard that the ball rebounded to Khaled Mashud, the wicket keeper after ricocheting off forward short leg.
What happened as a result?
The ball hit Raman Lamba who met an unfortunate death.
Only two capital cities in the world have given their names to varieties of vegetables.