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30 09 2010

Shown below is a group of British entertainers, formed in the early 1930s. They were known by a two-word term, that was also the nickname of a football club in the 1980s and the 1990s. Gimme the term and the club.

Answer = The Crazy Gang is a nickname coined by the British media to describe Wimbledon F.C. during the 1980s and the 1990s. The name, originally that of a group of British comedy entertainers popular in the 1940s, was coined because of the often eccentric and boisterously macho behaviour of Wimbledon’s players, who were in the habit of playing outrageous practical jokes on each other and on the club’s manager, Dave Bassett. Additionally, their playing style was often accused of being basic and unsophisticated and their general approach to the game as amateurish, but the team was nonetheless very successful and the joking behaviour undoubtedly bred an intensely close team spirit. Within only a few years, they won promotion from the bottom of the Football League to the very highest level, without ever changing either their playing style.





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29 09 2010

What word/term was used for the first time by this guy, in his description of the game of chess?

Answer = The term ego entered the English language in the late 18th century when Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) described the game of chess as a way to “…keep the mind fit and the ego in check”. Went uncracked





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28 09 2010

All-time worst question. Kindly excuse.

Of the 101 test cricket grounds in the world, only one has a number in its name. Which one?

Answer = I am looking for the Sector 16 Stadium in Chandigarh





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27 09 2010

This company was founded in 1946 by X as a producer of wooden floats for fishing nets. The company was later forced out of this market because of the invention of plastic floats. This led to a commitment by X  to never again be left behind by technological advancements. In 1957, X began to make  for Ys other brands. By 1961, the first X-branded Ys were introduced, and within another two years an export company was created for the worldwide distribution. Gimme the company, X and the product Y.

Answer = The company is Yonex, founded by Minoru Yoneyama. The product is, obviously, badminton racquets





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23 09 2010

By what he nickname did he call his wife Hazel?

Answer = This is Colin Chapman, founder of the Lotus Cars. He used to call his wife Lotus Blossom, from where he apparently took the inspiration to name his company.

And for the first time this month, we have a new winner : Mithilesh! Good going! 🙂





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23 09 2010

Money from where was allegedly used to finance this musical?

Answer = This guy Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees from the Red Sox (and inadvertantly starting the “Curse of the Bambino”) to sponsor this musical.





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23 09 2010

1,  an Olympic gold medalist, was named after 2. However, he got a nickname by which he is well-known  and the nickname is more of a homage to 3. Name 1,2 and 3

1 =

2 =

3 =

Answer = Sugar Ray Leonard, Ray Charles, Sugar Ray Robinson