Marquee Collection#33 March 28, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: adidas, David Beckham, Fauja Singh, Muhammad Ali, oldest marathon runner
Q. Identify the sportsperson from the ad and his claim to fame. (All clues in the picture)
Ans.: 92-year-old Fauja Singh of Great Britain broke his own world-record for fastest marathon for a runner 90+. His time of 5:40:03 beat his previous best of 6:11:09 set at the London Marathon in April 2003. In 2004, he was featured in an advertising campaign for sportswear manufacturer Adidas alongside David Beckham and Muhammad Ali.
Marquee Collection#32 March 21, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: Guitar hero
Q. What is special about this unusual guitar shown in the picture and where is it used?
Ans.: Game controller guitar for the video game- Guitar Hero. The game is notable because it comes packaged with a controller peripheral ,rather than a typical gamepad, this guitar controller is the primary input for the game. Playing the game with the guitar controller simulates playing an actual guitar, except it uses five colored “fret buttons” and a “strum bar” instead of frets and strings.
Marquee Collection#31 March 14, 2010Posted by Gyaniz in Marquee Collection.
Tags: American seismologist, Charles francis richter, earthquakes, physicist, richter, richter scale, seismology
Q. Identify the scientist. (Clue: Think Earth)
Ans.: Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist known for the creation of the Richter scale used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes.
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