Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bono aur woh dono

These questions are being put up sans numbering. Because I'm bored of numbers and also because I goofed up last time and put in a question less. I'm also in a mood to put up some insane posts and photographs. Lets see if sanity pervails.
Also anybody interested in organising a one-off quizzing festival or literary festival say sometime in May or March or something.

What laws were stated in the 1942 short story called 'Runaround'? Bonus for anyone who spells out these laws.

Melinda and Bill Gates and Bono were the TIME people of the year for 2005. Who was TIME 'Man' of the year in 1988?

Which product, extensively used nowadays, did Immanuel Nobel, father of Alfred Nobel, invent?

Dismas- __________- Getas. Simple fill in the blank

In chess, which move’s notation is 0-0-0?

What was the Treaty of Park Avenue? Who were the signatories? (If anybody says FRIENDS I'll put an embargo on them)

Name the brothers whose first names were James and William who made the first milk supplement using malted barley and wheat flour?

In 1955, Theodor Geisel was awarded an authentic doctorate by his alma mater, Dartmouth College even though he had earlier conferred a similar degree upon himself. How do we know him better?

Which well-known fictional character hails from the village of Talsonapur?

The playing surface in this sport can be made of any material as long as it answers to this specification: a standard ball, dropped on to it from a height of 12 inches must rebound to a height of 9 -10 inches. Which sport?

Bonus Q
What famous retort was made to the following exclamation: "Goodness, what diamonds!"?

5 comments:

  1. A] Isaac Asimov's Three laws of robotics.

    1] A Robot shall not harm any human.
    2] A Robot will listen and obey humans.
    3] A Robot can defend himself.

    B] Melinda Gates.

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  2. Melinda Gates in '88. Why boy why??

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  3. Three Laws of Robotics

    Law One: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm, unless this would violate a higher order law.
    Law Two: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with a higher order law.
    Law Three: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with a higher order law.


    This law came into existence Later Law Zeroth: A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. (just in case u want it )


    Theodor Geisel Dr Seuss

    James and William HORLICKS!

    1988 man of the year Mikhail Gorbachev

    immaneul nobel invented The Rotary lathe

    Castling to the queenside of the board is known as 0-0-0


    The Asimov-Clarke Treaty of Park Avenue, put together as Asimov and Clarke were travelling down Park Avenue in New York while sharing a cab ride, stated that Asimov was required to insist that Arthur C. Clarke was the best science fiction writer in the world (reserving second best for himself), while Clarke was required to insist that Isaac Asimov was the best science writer in the world (reserving second best for himself). Thus the dedication in Clarke's book Report on Planet Three reads:

    "In accordance with the terms of the Clarke-Asimov treaty, the second-best science writer dedicates this book to the second-best science-fiction writer."



    Devdas Hails From Talsonapur

    Bonus
    Goodness had nothin' to do with it, dearie!"



    Arrgh can't get this one!!!! :(

    Dismas- __________- Getas
    christ???? just a guess

    The playing surface in this sport can be made of any material as long as it answers to this specification: a standard ball, dropped on to it from a height of 12 inches must rebound to a height of 9 -10 inches. Which sport?
    TABLE TENNIS

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  4. a little more you need to figure out.
    Try and try till you succeed

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  5. Oooh, more Googleable than usual, aren't they? Just for the record, I knew quite a few. HONEST.

    And my word verification has 'lbw' as its last letters. Just thought you should know.

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