494

4 08 2011

This sportsperson is from the only remaining Grand Duchy in the world. He competed from 1965 till 1974. Identify him and his two most famous sons.

Answer = This is Johny Schleck of Luxemburg, and his sons (duh) are Frank and Andy Schleck

 

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493

4 08 2011

The 2011 Canadian GP, which took place on June 12th, created 3 notable records. Name all 3.

Answer =

1. The race was the  longest in F1 history lasting 4 hours 4 minutes and 39 seconds.

2. The safety car was also deployed six times, which broke the record for the most times a safety car has been deployed in a single race.

3. Jenson Button won the race with 6 pit stops, the most ever taken by a winner.

 





492

2 08 2011

Question from Sandipan Ghosh:

Who talking about what?

“‘No, as a matter of fact, it deflects water away from my mouth, allows my rear end to rise and makes me bullet-shaped in the water..” ?

Answer = Mark Spitz, about his mustache 🙂





491

1 08 2011

This person took to golf late in life, and found that he was bad at putting. He designed a revolutionary putter with the shaft at the center. He started his own brand of golf clubs and named it after the sound that he heard when the metal hit the ball. Name him and the brand. 

Answer = Karsten Solheim, of Solheim Cup fame. The company he founded was called Ping.





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