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Marquee Collection#19 December 28, 2009

Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.

Q. Identify the young girl from the picture.



Ans.: Indira Gandhi

Congratulations, everyone cracked.


Merry Xmas Special Question December 25, 2009

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Merry Xmas to everyone from Team Gyaniz.

Q. What is special about the picture below, it was the first of its kind?



Ans.: First ever commercial Christmas and New Year Card.

First christmas card

First christmas card

John Callcott Horsley (born 1817– died 1903), a British narrative painter and a Royal Academician, designed the very first Christmas and New Year’s card at the request of his friend Sir Henry Cole (the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum)

The Christmas card was lithographed on stiff cardboard, 5 1/8 by 3 1/4 inches, in dark sepia, with a design of a trellis of rustic-work, in the Germanesque style, divided into a center and two side panels. In the panels were figures representing two of the acts of charity, “feeding the hungry” and “clothing the naked.”

Rightly answered by Mohit, Kaushik, Shrey, Anubhav ,Anjana & Vinayak.
Thanks Kaushik for the explanation used here in the answer.

Marquee Collection#16 December 6, 2009

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Q. Explain what is happening here ? (The phenomena..)



Ans.: Sonic Boom, Breaking the sound barrier, cloud ball effect, Vapour cone, P.G. singularity ( Prandtl–Glauert singularity) are all the right answers. The white halo formed by condensed water droplets is thought to result from a drop in air pressure around the aircraft at transonic speeds.

Correct answers by Mrinalini, Anjana, Subhayan, Mohit Karve, Anubhav, Chaitanya, Prashant, Gayatri, Amit, Raman, Sukhamaya, Kaushik and Parthmurphy.