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30 08 2010

The X number was created by friends as a humorous tribute to the enormous output of  X and has become well-known in scientific circles as a tongue-in-cheek measurement of mathematical prominence. It is said that Y has an X number of 1 because he autographed a baseball with X when Emory University awarded them both honorary degrees on the same day. Put X and Y

X =

Answer = X is Paul Erdos, the Hungarian mathematician of the Erdős number fame, while Y is Hank Aaron.

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27 08 2010

What is this book is concerned with?

Answer = Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports is a bestselling non-fiction book published on March 23, 2006 and written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle. The book chronicles alleged extensive use of performance-enhancing drugs, including several different types of steroids and growth hormones, by San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds.

After quite some time, there is a tie for the weekly championship  this time around, with Sandipan Ghosh and Rohit bagging the honors with 3 points apiece. Kudos!





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26 08 2010

Brothers 1 and 2 started company 3. Just name 3

1 =

2 =

3 =

Answers = The company is Umbro founded by the brothers Harold and Wallace Humphreys





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25 08 2010

This is a painting by  French painter James Tissot depicting the 1877 edition of what event?

Answer = This is the Henley Royal Regatta, held every year on the Thames for five days over the first weekend in July





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24 08 2010

Id 1. He started a NASCAR team to promote 2, which was started by 3. Put 2 and 3 too, while you are at it

1 =

2 =

3 =

Answer = 1 is Kenton Gray, an American NASCAR driver, who founded the Dianetics Racing Team to promote Scientology (2), which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard (3). Brilliant crack by Rohit





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23 08 2010

Owngoal!!! is back!

Id the person in this mugshot :

Answer = Charles Barkley, after he was arrested by the police for drunken driving in 2008





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13 08 2010

Another simple one to round off the week.

Whats his name?

Answer = Stumpy, the mascot of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

And Harish Krishna is the winner yet again! Kudos! 🙂

And I’m afraid I won’t be able to post questions next week as I will be preparing for GRE. Check back on Monday, the 23rd of  August for a brand new week.