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Nov 29, 2006

Do You Know?????

This is yet another forward. If you have not come across it earlier, just try to answer them, even though we hear these day in and day out, I did not know most of them.. how about you??

1. What programming language is GOOGLE developed in?

2. What is the expansion of YAHOO?

3. What is the expansion of ADIDAS?

4. Expansion of Star as in Star TV Network?

5. What is expansion of "ICICI?"

6. What does "baker's dozen" signify?

7. The 1984-85 season. 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot- India
210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned. Why?

8. Who is the only man to have written the National Anthems for two

different countries?

9. From what four word ex-pression does the word `goodbye` derive?

10. How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?

11. Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th?

12. Why was James Bond Associated with the Number 007?

13. Who faced the first ball in the first ever ODI cricket match .

14.Which cricketer played for South Africa before it was banned from

international cricket and later represented Zimbabwe ?

15. The faces of which four Presidents are carved at Mt.Rushmore?

16. Which is the only country that is surrounded from all sides by only one

country (other than Vatican )?

17. Which is the only sport which is not allowed to play left handed?

Of course, we do get the answers referring google, but just try them.. and needless to say, i will post the answers some time later :-))

OKay guys... I understand you are very busy to check out google but would like to know the answers... here I go.

Answers
1. Google is written in Asynchronous java-script and XML, or its acronym
Ajax.

2. Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle

3. ADIDAS- All Day I Dream About Sports

4. Satellite Television Asian Region

5. Industrial Credit and Investments Corporation of India

6. A bakers dozen consists of 13 items - 1 more than the items in a normal
dozen

7. That match was abandoned after people heard the news of Indira Gandhi
being
killed.

8. Rabindranath Tagore who wrote national anthem for two different countries
one is our National anthem and another one is for Bangladesh-( Amar Sonar
Bangla)

9. Goodbye comes from the ex-pression: god be with you.

10. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is none other than Mother Teresa.

11. South Korea.

12. Because 007 is the ISD code for Russia (or the USSR, as it was known
during the cold war)

13. Geoffrey Boycott

14. John Traicos

15. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham
Lincoln

16. Lesotho surrounded from all sides by South Africa.

17. Polo.

17 comments:

Has to be me said...

waiting 4 the answers! no time 2 google fr the same!

Sush said...

heeehaaa... will post them sooon.. let the rest of the guys try ;-). How is the trip in India?

Kalpana said...

Sush, expecting answers from you. Finding no time to sit before system.

artnavy said...

i think baker's dozen has somethign to do with teh UK bakers- loaf size- it had one more than a dozen or somethign like that

pl say i got it right

Shilpa said...

I saw the q's a few days back...thought that u may put up the ans today....!

Keshi said...

wow very interesting Qns and Answers Sush. TY! I knew some of em...but not all. I was surprised at

**. Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle

WOW!

Keshi.

Prashant said...

Thanks for sharing some really good info...

Ajay said...

cool n pretty informative . . .
i meant pretty blog . . . informative post

Kalpana said...

thanks sush..... known something new today.:):)

Shilpa said...

Thanks for putting up the ans !

my life.... said...

gosh! its really an eye opener to me gal :)

Sush said...

Was an eye opener for me too :-)..

mommyof2 said...

very interesting.. I was waiting for the answers too..:-)) I read the question few days back but was too lazy to google for the answer;-)

Drama Div@ said...

very informative entry... well done!

Gangadhar said...

very gud questions and answers..
Actually me dont know the expansion of ICICI...but me a proud user of it..hehe

--Gangadhar
http://ganga.wordpress.com

Daddy's Girl said...

Very cool.. learnt a lot from this...

Ramblings of a wandering mind said...

The Adidas one seems to be incorrect. Adidas comes from the name of Adolf (Adi) Dassler, the founder of the company. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Dassler and http://www.press.adidas.com/DesktopDefault.aspx/tabid-49/41_read-1203/

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