Saturday, September 15, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
While four countries were scheduled to participate, only Great Britain and France competed in a two-day event. Neither of the sides was nationally selected, but were instead touring clubs. For nearly a decade, the significance of the event was unknown to even the participating sides. Strangely, the event is not included in the highest category of competitions by the sport's Governing body. What event are we talking about?
Monday, July 23, 2012
Combining features of two of its company's popular products, it became the highest selling product in the history of its category within a year of two of its release in 1995. It also drove products from rival companies almost completely out of the marketplace. The product plan had several codenames based on large carnivorous cats. However, the final internal codename was of an American city. Identify the product.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Having retired from her sport in 2008, this professional athlete was at the top of her sport in the early 1990s. However, her downfall was brought about in 1993 by a man named Gunter Parche, in what can only be described as one of the most shocking on-court incidents. Following this incident, the Australian Band Young Elders composed a song for her, as did the Detroit band, Majesty Crush. Her downfall, as well as her eventual re-emergence, has made her one of the most popular athletes of all time. Identify.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
In a 2010 issue of The Economist about the Greek debt crisis, the cover has an image of Angela Merkel in military uniform, and helicopters flying over the Acropolis in Greece - alluding to some sort of a war. In fact, contrary to the terrain in the vicinity of the Acropolis, the image depicts the Acropolis in lush green vegetation of the tropical region. The words 'The Horror, The Horror' are seen in red below the Acropolis. These are, in fact, the last words of Marlon Brando's character in the iconic film that inspired this cover. Identify either the movie, or the setting of the movie.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
This Belarusian show revolved around the affection of four men, including a simple expert who can repair anything, towards a girl called Natasha. The show, however, was cancelled after the actors quit the show. The actors' action was precipitated by the use of a vanity card by the producers of another show in the US that accused the concerned show of plagiarism. Identify either of the shows.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
TIME Magazine's criterion for deciding its 'Person of the Year' has been stated as 'the individual or group of individuals who have had the biggest effect on the year's news'. However, the magazine has never been consistent in application of the criterion. For example, while Hitler won the title in 1938, Bin Laden was not awarded the title in 2001. Instead, it was given to Rudolf Guiliani, the mayor of New York, to prevent adverse public reaction. Similarly, the magazine once adopted a new criterion to award the title. However, the eminent winner was not given the title because the magazine believed that he had not done enough to deserve the award. Who was this unfortunate celebrity?