490

29 07 2011

Question courtesy Balaji.

This picture was taken in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Explain the weird thing/things in the picture.

Answer = Edward Carl Gaedel (June 8, 1925 – June 18, 1961) was an America with dwarfism who became famous for participating in a Major League Baseball game. Gaedel gained immortality in the second game of a St. Louis Browns doubleheader on Sunday, Aug. 19, 1951. Weighing 65 pounds , and standing 3 feet 7 inches tall, he became the shortest player in the history of the major leagues. He made a single plate appearance and was walked with four consecutive balls before being replaced by a pinch-runner at first base. His jersey, bearing the uniform number “⅛”, is displayed in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Omkar wins this week with 3 points!

 





489

29 07 2011

What is the former name of the stadium which these two football clubs share?

Answer = The UPC-Arena in Graz, Styria, Austria, is the home of the football clubs SK Sturm Graz and Grazer AK. It was formerly known as the Arnold Schwarzenegger stadium. In December 2005, when Schwarzenegger did not stop the execution of Stanley Tookie Williams, an intense discussion in his hometown began about what to do with the stadium that bore his name. After some days, Schwarzenegger revoked the city of Graz’s right to the use of his name, ending the debate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





488

27 07 2011

What was unique about the A1 GP race in Taupo, New Zealand, which took place on the 20th of January in 2008?

A = It was the first official motor race in the world in which cars ran on biofuel.

Again went uncracked





487

26 07 2011

What is this the logo of?

Answer = This is the logo of the SAF Games. Went uncracked

 

 

 

 





486

25 07 2011

Id this person

Answer = Dieter “Didi” Senft (born February 7, 1952 in Reichenwalde, Germany) is known as the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia devil or El Diablo. Since 1993, he has been seen in the Tour and Giro’s many stages wearing his red devil costume and painting trident symbols on the road some miles before he appears.

Cracked by Omkar alone

 

 





485

22 07 2011

From the 16th century onwards, what term was used to describe boxing matches, because the boxers used to fight for money?

Answer = Prizefighting.

Omkar steals the thunder from Sandipan Ghosh with a perfect five of his own





484

21 07 2011

Simple one.

The ATP tour is divided into various categories which have numbers in them, like the Masters 1000, World Tour 500, World Tour 250, etc. What do those numbers indicate?

Answer = The number of ATP ranking points awarded to the winner.