The V is uterus/womb-shaped, and
the O joins the V in a manner that
looks like ovary with
One of these two gets full points.
Female reproductive system/cervix
etc get half.
It is the smallest country in Africa both by area and
by population. Their crest shows a long-lived
species variant found on one of their territories.
Identify the country, (and the species for bonus
Faulkner, from ‘falconer’
Its title is explained in a 1316 letter to
Cangrande della Scala with respect to
content and style.
The name was chosen since the poem
develops from harsh and terrible events to a
peaceful ending,and its style is intermediate
between the high tragic style and the low
Name the poem. Who wrote the letter?
Commedia, later The Divine Comedy.
He was able to pursue risky long-term research, such as an
innovative suspension system for cars, because he refuse to
let his firm go public."I would have been fired a hundred
times at a company run by M.B.A.’s. But I never went into
business to make money".
He taught for more than 45 years, and in 2011, donated a
majority of his company’s shares to the school. While the gift
provides them with annual cash dividends. they cannot sell
the shares and do not participate in the company’s
Who? Full name
OR Which company?
Bullet shells used by Ukrainian
His surname is often misspelt. It actually
indicates Viennese origins, but often another
surname meaning wheel-maker or
winemaker is used. Which man of science
and founder of a 20th century discipline?
Often divided by medieval mapmakers,
quite fancifully, into three regions:
Petrea, or rocky, Deserta, or the desert
and Felix, or the blessed, because
myrrh and frankincense were found
there. 19th century traveller Charles M
Doughty borrowed one of these names
for the book he wrote, Travels in _ _ _ _
_ _ Deserta, about his 1878 journey. Fill
Josef Koudelka did not dare publish many of the 5000 images he shot
over one week till about two and a half decades later, in the 1990s,
because he was afraid of reprisals against his family. This is perhaps
one of the most popular of those images. In which city? What event?
The 1968 invasion.
The watch records the exact moment
when Soviet tanks began to roll in.
“It is quite a sculptural design but free of
ornamentation; the impressive bow-string
girder-trusses that support the roof are
responsible for its form and the well designed
acoustics of the main space make it a very
Architecture scholar Rachel Lee commenting on a 1946
structure originally known as Victory Hall. The architect,
who had found employment in India due to the good offices
of his uncle, a Nobel laureate, used a concrete shell. This
didn’t go down too well with the city’s elite, who were used to
ornate granite constructions —so the response to the
building was rather muted.
How do we know it today? Who was the
Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park
A long-time journalist who worked for a string of Northern California
newspapers landed an assignment in 1957 to write a story about a
United States Department of Agriculture project to control spreading
sand with European beach grasses on the coast of Oregon.
Surveying the encroachments from a low-flying aircraft, he became
fascinated by the implications of this clash between human and nature.
The project, he later wrote, “fed my interest in how we inflict ourselves
upon our planet. I could begin to see the shape of a global problem, no
part of it separated from any other—social ecology, political ecology,
He chose its eventual title because of its onomatopoetic similarity to the
word “doom.” He hoped his book would serve as an “ecological
Who? What book?
It was originally built for the judo competition in the
1964 Summer Olympics, hence its name, rendered
in English as Martial Arts Hall. We know it as an
iconic venue for another kind of entertainment.
This heir to a UK business fortune set up the grant-making body X to
fund the arts and the sciences. While some may cavil at the name
chosen, he offers this defence:
“It's a book about aspirations and visions. If you read page two you will
realise it's nothing to do with wealth or the big parties that X gave, it's
about the power of ideals and illusions. That is enormously important in
Who? What name did he choose?
Maintaining the Tiber’s bridges
What spoof account on Twitter produced these
gems? Identify the form?
Oh dear, I see gray!
- Golden hair from cheap blue box -
Quick trip to Walmart.
More hair products bought
Than buildings in NYC.
There goes his money.
an inevitable act
in twenty sixteen?
Somebody began an article on HuffPo with these
“My cat is my _ _ _, my eyebrows are #onbleak,
and I rejoice when weekend plans are unexpectedly
The word blanked out is considered as a shortening
of an existing shortening. Others gloss it as an
acronym for person most important to one. What is
the word? Also, some people use this hashtag
as antonym to what expression popularised by
a Black teenager through a vine?
This distinctive hairdo has its own Twitter handle. Who/
What’s the Twitter handle called? Also, what 7-letter that
Dubya could never pronounce right is normally prefixed
to her surname to produce a bad-joke nickname?
Anna Wintour/Anna Wintour’s Bob
What slightly shady phone app
launched a new version in 2013 that
incorporated swipe navigation, double-
tap replies, a revamped friend profile
system, and a jokey reference to its
distinctive mascot in the name chosen
for this version, Banquo?