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Saturday, April 7, 2012

407. Identify...

This small town (red dot) in Connecticut, USA gained prominence in the early 1970s when a mysterious group of rheumatoid arthritis cases occurred among children in it and its two neighboring towns. Name the town.

Monday, April 2, 2012

406. Golden Orange

After a long hiatus we are back with a regular dose of 7% solution to all of you who are afflicted with the malady. We hope that I and the other 50% of 7% (Udatta) will keep you intrigued and entertained by our questions.

And, now the question!

This name of this fruit means ‘golden orange’ in Cantonese and the English term is a corruption of the Cantonese name. It was introduced into the western world by the famous Scottish botanist Robert Fortune (the same dude who introduced tea plants from China to India). The fruit though bears resemblance to the genus Citrus has been classified as a segregate genus, Fortunella, named in honor of Fortune. Name please.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

405. Identify

These awards are the oldest media awards in Germany. They are awarded annually to recognize excellence in international media and television who with vision and creativity affected and inspired the German public that year. Michael Jackson, Sophia Loren, Armani, Shakira, Kate Winslet among others have been the awardees.

Name it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

404. Gift from God?

His first name is Hebrew for "gift from God" and the surname is a corruption of the French term for "the ox" or "the beef".


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

403. Western Propaganda?

He got his name from the title of a poem by the German children's writer Boy Lornsen: Der Tintenfisch ______ _______. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized him several times and accused the West of using him to spread "western propaganda and superstition.”

Who am I talking about?

Monday, November 1, 2010

402. Silenced?

Athletes in Tudor England used church bells of various sizes for training purposes. To make it easy and ergonomic they removed the bell clappers and thus, in a way "silenced" them.

As a result what did we get?

Monday, October 11, 2010

401. Son of Goa?

He was one of the earlier proponents of scientific study of hypnotism, departing from the earlier theory of animal magnetism by Franz Mesmer (after whom we have the word mesmerize). He was born in Goa to Saraswat Brahmin Christian parents who in turn were descents of Hindu Saraswat Brahmins. He along with his father had to escape to Paris when found involved in a plot to free Goa from Portugal. He has been immortalized by Alexander Dumas is his book The Count of Monte Cristo as a omniscient scholar who helps his fellow prisoner Edmond Dantès to escape from Château d'If?

Who is this son of Goa? (Picture above: His statue next to the Old Secretariat in Panaji, Goa)