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Based on a poem of the same name by the Russian
Nicolai Necrassov, Korobeiniki is a Russian folklore
song whose melody is known worldwide due to which
first successful Russian entertainment export to the
In the year 1881, at La Chaux de Fonds in Switzerland,
an entrepreneur named Achilles Ditesheim hired six
watch makers and opened a workshop. He named the
company after the Swiss Word for 'Always in motion'.
Name the company.
Alberto Santos-Dumont, the legendary Brazilian
aviator after winning 100,000 Francs as prize in Paris
cribbed his heart out to Louis Cartier about wasting
time in having to do something.
This resulted in Cartier inventing something for him.
Alberto cribbed about
the time wasted in
checking the time from
the pocket watch. Louis
Cartier cracked this
problem by creating the
first wrist watch.
This clichéd phrase was first used to describe Rudolph
Mae West used the phrase to describe Cary Grant in
the movie “She Done Him Wrong” (1933).
The popularity of the phrase was cemented by a movie
starring Cesar Romero in 1941.
The Abbott of Glastonbury at the time of the
dissolution of the monasteries sent the deeds of the
manor of Mells to King Henry VIII concealed.
The steward carrying the package knew of the
contents, extracted it and ended up owning the manor.
How is this event immortalized?
Anna Jarvis decided to launch a campaign to celebrate
The first of its kind was held in West Virginia in 1908,
and it was celebrated with a religious service.
The second Sunday in May is the designated day to
Named after Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin & Michael
The Chinese call it a "little mouse", Danes and Swedes
an "elephant's trunk", Germans a "spider monkey",
Italians a "snail", Israelis pronounce it "strudels" and
the Czechs say "roll mops". What is it?
In 1949, Alec Pompaz, a scout for the New York Giant's
baseball team recommended that the team sign this
23-year old pitcher. The team refused and this young
man went on to become famous in the world of
Logo of this sporting event consists of three elements
in red, blue and green—the three colours that are most
widely represented in national flags around the world.
The motto is “the Spirit in Motion”. The name of this
sporting event derives from the Greek word for
“beside" or "alongside”.
Which sporting event?
The United States Navy Fighter Weapons School was
established in March 1969 at NAS Miramar, California
after a United States Navy report recommended that a
graduate-level school be established to train Fleet
fighter pilots in air combat tactics to counter the
relatively poor air combat performance of Navy
aircrews over Vietnam.
By what other name do we know this school better?
In 1686 king Louis XIV of France had a terrible
operation, he was sliced open without anesthetics but
he endured it bravely.
A group of French nuns at the cloister of Saint Cyr
celebrated this by writing a song “Dieu sauvez le roi.”
A traveler from another country heard the tune, copied
it and translated it.
What did the song become?
This battle was fought on June 4, 1859 during the
Austro-Sardinian War, resulting in a French-Sardinian
victory under Napoleon III against the Austrians under
Marshal Ferencz Gyulai. The Sardinians regard this as
a great victory, which later paved the way for Italian
unification under Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel.
How has this battle been immortalized?
This was the Battle of Magenta (after which the colour
takes its name).
Captain Ridley’s shooting party commanded by
Alistair Denniston arrived at a housing site owned by
property developer Captain Hubert Faulkner in August
1939. The site was originally owned by a wealthy
London financier Sir Herbert Samuel Leon.
What happened here in the next couple of years
proved to be a game changer.
Bletchley Park-The Enigma Coding Machine was
cracked here during World War II.
This started in medieval France, when a king would
hug a new knight, placing both his arms around the
knight's neck. This tradition carries forward in the
French military custom of kissing both cheeks of a
man on whom they confer an award. In England, this
took the form of a king tapping each shoulder of a
knight with his sword.
Which English word from the French for “To Neck”
describes this practice?
On the 5th of March 1960, the Belgian arms transport
"La Coubre" exploded in Havana harbour, killing 136
people. A memorial service was held and among the
prominent guests were Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-
Paul Sartre. But something much more famous
happened at that memorial service which has been
reproduced millions of times ever since. What?
Famous photograph of Che Guevara was taken here by
This metaphoric expression originally alluded to an
unknown, was so used in a novel by Benjamin Disraeli
(The Young Duke, 1831). The expression was soon
applied to political candidates among the first of who
was James Knox Polk. He won the 1844 Democratic
presidential nomination over Martin Van Buren on the
eighth ballot and went on to win the election. What
Which medical word in Latin literally means
"straightening a deformation in children"
It actually started because the correction of curvature
of the spine in children was the main concern of
medical practitioner at that time.
This concept was first discovered in 1870 by John
Tyndall an English physicist, the first practical use of it
occurred in 1955 when an Indian scientist Narinder. S.
Kapany incorporated this in an endoscope, an optical
instrument used by doctors for medical
experimentation inside the human body. What?
This was used as an identifying symbol among Belgian
It was introduced in UK by a Belgian refugee Victor de
Laveleye on the BBC during a broadcast and later
popularized by Winston Churchill. What?
Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, had a decisive role to
play in the royal politics of his day. He initially
supported the Lancastrian Edward IV and later the
Yorkist Henry VI.
As a result, he was known by a particular sobriquet,
which is also used in modern politics.