Tuesday, January 03, 2006

When they were up they were up

The anwers to the fourth set is up. Are the questions way too tough? Know what I'd do, I'm doing away with the whole time limit concept so the quiz is live until I put up the answers the next morning.

1] As usual we start off with a sitter. Who owns the copyright for the Google search technology?
-Stanford University

2] "Death to the French is Italy's cry" this translated to some language gives us a word used very often to describe a collective of a particular band of people. What?
-Mafia, "Morte Alla Francia Italia Anela"

3] The Great Dictator was the dictator of which country?

4] During W.W. II, the head of Hitler's Luftwaffe, Hermann Goring, offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who could kill or capture a famous American airman. Who was this airman?
-Clark Gable, he was a tail gunner and aerial photographer on B-17

5] An alternate nam for these islands is the "Island of Dogs".How do we know these Islands better? Can you explain the funda?
-Canary Island, the Latin name for the islands is Canariae insulae. I got a very inventive answer for this one.

6] There is a name given to the wood stump that you see in the picture. What? (think fossils)

-Petrified Wood

7] An ancient Roman architect wrote this about the human body "A palm is the width of four fingers, a foot is the width of four palms, a cubit is the width of six palms..." and so on describing the proportions of the body. How was this and a further description of the body immortalised? (I want the exact answer for this one, details if possible)

- The architect was Vitruvius, in Leonardo's Vitruvian Man.

8] I know its evil to do this but this is the only known photograph of this famous person. Name him
- Fredric Chopin

9] This Scandinavian king has lent his name to something that is used very freely today. Name the King and the 'tool' that I am talking about here?
- Harald Bluetooth of Denmark circa 930 AD

10] How were hurricanes in the Carribean named in the early 20th century that is before people likened their tempestuous behaviour to that of the fairer sex?
- They were named after the saints' days on which they struck.

Bonus one for the day Who has said the following? (the type of 'sentence' is a giveaway)

I will not dissect things unless instructed

I will not strut around like I own the place

My name is not Dr. Death

I will not expose the ignorance of the faculty

Five days is not too long to wait for a gun

-I thought this was the easiest. The answer is.....

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