201

31 05 2010

What is this a tribute to and where would you find this monument? (The what is very very easy, and the where follows from it)

Answer = This is the Shot Clock Monument in Syracuse, New York. The shot clock  first came to use in 1954 in Syracuse, New York, where Danny Biasone, the owner of the NBA’s Syracuse Nationals, experimented using a 24-second version during a  game.

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200

28 05 2010

Easy and simple one to mark our double century ( ! 🙂 )

What is the French word for “training?”

Answer = Dressage, which is the equestrian sport where a horse is trained to perform specific moves as per the rider’s wish.

And after two weeks of not winning, Mithilesh is back at the top of the Leaderboard again!





199

28 05 2010

If this person was the first to hold a post, who is currently holding it?

Answer = This is Robert Guerin, who was the first president of FIFA, which makes Sepp Blatter the current guy to hold the post. Cracked only by Mithilesh again





198

27 05 2010

Id these two people, probably the most successful siblings in Olympic history :

Answer = Aldo and Nedo Nadi, the Italian fencers from the 20’s, who have 9 gold medals between them. Cracked by Mithilesh alone!





197

26 05 2010

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Answer = Dennis Bergkamp was named after Denis Law, and Nelly Furtado, the singer, was named after the Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim





196

24 05 2010

If you happen to come across a person wearing a ring like this, what can you infer about that person?

Answer in as many words as possible. Lengthier the answer, more the points that you’ll get. Your answer must also be neat,legible and you’ll get an extra point if you underline the important points. Yes, Own Goal is slowly turning into Anna University!

Answer = A perfect game is the highest score possible in a game of bowling, achieved by rolling a strike during every frame. In bowling games that use 10 pins, the highest possible score is 300, achieved by bowling 12 strikes in a row in a single game: one strike in each of the first nine frames, and three more in the tenth frame. Because a strike counts as ten pins plus any pinfall in the next two balls, 30 points are possible in a given frame.

This ring is awarded to players who have completed a 300 game, by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), in a game that it has sanctioned.

Tough one, I guess. Went uncracked. Guess I should have shown the front portion of the ring, which really gives it away :

But if you look closely at the pic that I put up, you can see a ball and ten pins! 🙂





195

21 05 2010

This stadium is named after a nearby church, which honors a Christian child-martyr who was thrown to the lions by the Romans in the 3rd century. The lions refused to eat him and he was later made into a saint. The club is hence nicknamed “The Lions.” Gimme the club and their stadium/the saint.

Pic of the saint :

Answer = The club is Athletic Bilbao. The saint is Saint Mammes and the church is called San Mamés. This is why their home ground, the San Mamés Stadium is nicknamed “the football cathedral”.

Winners for this week are Rohit and Praveen