2 After 14 unsuccessful attempts by 36 persons, this seemingly impossible task was achieved in 1962 by Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris. Their act was later immortalised in a 1963 novel and a 1979 movie. What did the trio successfully attempted?
3 How did Bob Beamon express his solidarity with Black Power Salute protest, during this victory ceremony? (He got away with it as most people didn’t notice it.)
Bob Beamon put his black socks up over his tracks to show solidarity with John Carlos and Tommie Smith.
4 Also known as Venuss car, Lady in a bath, Dutchmans trousers or Lyre- flower -- this popular ornamental plant is found in the Eastern Asia, from Siberia to Japan. It is also used in floristry as a cut flower for Valentines Day. How is it commonly known?
7 Himachal Pradesh’s famed Thoda-ka- Khel, a game of archery, where the target is a dancing human, is played between two teams -- the Saatha (team of sixty) and the Paasha (team of five). What is so interesting about the members of these two teams?
Members of the two teams identify themselves as descendants of Pandavas and Kauravas.
8 Identify this gentleman who is meeting eleven-year-old Amanda, diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, to fulfill her wish in 2009.
10 Titanic, Fortitude, Glimmer & Airborne Cigar – were all carried out as a means of deception for Overlord, which infact commenced sensationally with Neptune. What am I talking about? (Clue – the visuals)
Operation Titanic, Operation Glimmer, Operation Fortitude & Operation Airborne Cigar were all deception operations to fox the enemies for the Operation Overlord(the code name for the Battle of Normandy). The Operation Overlord commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day).
Time magazine 11 cover on Dec 15, 1967. Put funda.
Christian Bernard. He performed the worlds first successful human-to- human heart transplant.
12 Whom did Robert Pattinson portray in this 2008 drama film set against the backdrop during the 20s and 30s?
15 According to University of Maryland: It travels at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound continuously for 31 hrs. from east to west and carries a payload of 353,430 tons which is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner. What is being described?
16 This song, from a movie based on a real life incident, won numerous prestigious awards including Broadcast Film Critics Association Award but lost the Oscar to “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3”. Name the composer.
17 According to a recent article at Outlook, a Bangalore book salesman named G.K. Ananthram was the man behind the publication of a popular something, in 1965—in Kannada. Though another gentleman is usually credited for starting this in 1967 in Mumbai. What?