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OSCAR’11

October 29, 2011
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1)This phrase originated in a newsletter published by Arlene and Jose Ramos. It was created for the emerging pre-press industry going electronic in the late 1970’s. After 3 years of publishing, the newsletter was sold to employees at the Stanford Research Institute in California . What phrase are we talking about?

2)The Trans World Airlines flight 800 crashed near New York in 1996, killing 230 people. There was a conspiracy theory going around that the reason for crash was friendly fire and it was being covered up by the US government. Pierre Salinger, a former White House secretary, claimed, stupidly, as it turned out, a few months after the accident that he had proof the conspiracy was true. This incident led to the coining of a term “Pierre Salinger syndrome”. What does this syndrome refer to?

3)While living in South sea, he played football as a goalkeeper for an amateur side, Portsmouth Association Football Club, under the pseudonym A. C. Smith. He was also a keen cricketer, and between 1899 and 1907 he played 10 first-class matches for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). His highest score, in 1902 against London County, was 43. He was an occasional bowler who took just one first-class wicket (although one of high pedigree—it was W. G. Grace). Also a keen golfer, he was elected captain of the Crow borough Beacon Golf Club, East Sussex for 1910. How we better know him in the Literary World?

4)Other than his actual profession, for which he is known, this Sikh Punjabi is the CEO of a firm, which is the sole distributor of Walther Arms (a German Arms manufacturer, which made the PPK and P99 carried by James Bond), in India, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Colorado, USA. ID

5)Travelers’ diarrhea is the most common illness affecting travelers. It is called by several interesting names like “Montezuma’s Revenge” in Mexico, “Cairo Two-Step” in Egypt, “Kurtz Hurtz” in Uzbekistan, “Karaachi Crouch” in Pakistan, “Suryavarman’s Revenge” in Cambodia, “Kabulitis” in Afghanistan. How it is known in India?

Courtesy: OSCAR ‘11 Quiz Finals

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. s m muneer ali permalink
    October 30, 2011 12:42 pm

    1-WYSIWYG– WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.
    2- SOMETHING HE HAS COMMITTED WHICH HE HASN’T SYNDROME.
    3- ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
    4- ABHINAV BINDRA.
    5- DELLY BELLY.

    • Qrish permalink*
      October 30, 2011 5:14 pm

      Oll Korrektu,except 4
      4)”the tendency to assume anything published on the Net must be true”

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