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#4326 2014-08-08 14:52:14

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5295 is correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

The Answer #5296 - Peggy Ashcroft.

#5297. Name the  Swedish physicist and one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy. His most important work was concerned with the conduction of heat and with spectroscopy. In his optical researches, Optiska Undersökningar, presented to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1853, he not only pointed out that the electric spark yields two superposed spectra, one from the metal of the electrode and the other from the gas in which it passes, but deduced from Leonhard Euler's theory of resonance that an incandescent gas emits luminous rays of the same refrangibility as those it can absorb.

#5298. Name the  Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents"—L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962)—he "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large.


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#4327 2014-08-09 00:09:49

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4328 2014-08-09 11:18:02

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5297 - Anders Jonas Ångström and #5298 - Michelangelo Antonioni.

The Answer #5297 is correct, bobbym! Neat job!

#5299. Name the American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. He is widely considered a master of hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. His most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series.

#5300. Name the  English actor, film director, producer and entrepreneur. He is the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). As a film director and producer, he won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. He has also won four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. As an actor he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park.


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#4329 2014-08-09 12:19:18

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4330 2014-08-10 00:50:40

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5299 and #5300 are correct. Fabulous!

#5301. Name the  English former athlete, physician and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile  CBE (born 23 March 1929)

#5302.  Name the South African cardiac surgeon who performed the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant. (8 November 1922 – 2 September 2001)


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#4331 2014-08-10 02:34:55

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4332 2014-08-11 00:12:15

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5301 - Roger Bannister and #5302 - Christiaan Barnard.

The Answer #5302 is correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

#5303. Name the  Moroccan explorer of Berber descent (February 25, 1304 – 1368 or 1369). He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in the Rihla (lit. "Journey"). Over a period of thirty years, He visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands. His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. He is generally considered one of the greatest travelers of all time.

#5304. Name the  (21 December c. 1118 (or 1120) – 29 December 1170)Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170 . He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was murdered by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after his death, he was canonised by Pope Alexander III.


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#4333 2014-08-11 00:18:06

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4334 2014-08-12 00:19:39

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5303 - Ibn Battuta and #5304 - Thomas Becket.

The Answer #5304 is correct. Remarkable, bobbym!

#5305. Name the  retired English footballer; he has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player. He was the first English player to win league titles in four countries, England, Spain, the United States and France. He announced his retirement at the end of the 2012-13 season and, on 18 May 2013, played the final game of his 20-year career.

#5306. Name the German composer and pianist (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827). A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa solemnis), and songs.


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#4335 2014-08-12 02:15:41

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4336 2014-08-13 01:07:16

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5305 - David Beckham and #5306 - Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Answer #5306 is correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#5307. Name the Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel (16 August 1913 – 9 March 1992).  Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944, against the British mandatory government, which was opposed by the Jewish Agency. He was the Nobel Prize Peace winner in 1978.

#5308. Name the English engineer, inventor, and businessman (19 January 1813 – 15 March 1898). He name is chiefly known in connection with the process for the manufacture of steel in his name.


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#4337 2014-08-13 01:19:49

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4338 2014-08-14 00:28:17

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5307 (Menachem Begin) and #5308 (Sir Henry Bessemer) are correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

#5309. Name the  Indian mathematician and astronomer (1114–1185). He was born in Bijapur in modern Karnataka. his works represent a significant contribution to mathematical and astronomical knowledge in the 12th century. He has been called the greatest mathematician of medieval India. His work on calculus predates Newton and Leibniz by over half a millennium. He is particularly known in the discovery of the principles of differential calculus and its application to astronomical problems and computations. While Newton and Leibniz have been credited with differential and integral calculus, there is strong evidence to suggest that he was a pioneer in some of the principles of differential calculus. He was perhaps the first to conceive the differential coefficient and differential calculus.

#5310. Name the  Indian American entrepreneur who founded the Hotmail email service and Jaxtr. Into the 21st century, Hotmail is the world's second largest e-mail provider with over 369 million registered users, a figure exceeded only by Google's Gmail service. As President and CEO, he guided Hotmail's rapid rise to industry leadership and its eventual acquisition by Microsoft in 1998. He worked at Microsoft for a little over a year after the Hotmail acquisition and in April 1999, he left Microsoft to start another venture, Arzoo Inc, an e-commerce firm.


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#4339 2014-08-14 01:11:45

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4340 2014-08-15 00:19:17

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5309 - Bhāskara II or Bhāskarāchārya and #5310 - Sabeer Bhatia.

The Answer #5309 is correct. Splendid, bobbym!

#5311. Name the English painter, poet and printmaker (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827). Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, he is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".  In 2002, he was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. His work include Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Four Zoas, Jerusalem, Milton, And did those feet in ancient time.

#5312. Name the  20th-century Swiss-born American composer (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959). He was born in Geneva to Jewish parents and began playing the violin at age 9. He began composing soon after. He studied music at the conservatory in Brussels, where his teachers included the celebrated Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. He then travelled around Europe, moving to Germany (where he studied composition from 1900–1901 with Iwan Knorr at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt), on to Paris in 1903 and back to Geneva before settling in the United States in 1916, taking American citizenship in 1924.


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#4341 2014-08-15 00:45:14

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4342 2014-08-16 00:40:30

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5311 is perfect. Marvelous, bobbym!

The Answer #5312 : Ernest Bloch.

#5313. Name the  Danish physicist (7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. He was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.

#5314. Name the military and political leader (24 July 1783 – 17 December 1830) who played a key role in Latin America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas. Following the triumph over the Spanish monarchy, he participated in the foundation of the first union of independent nations in Hispanic-America, a republic, now known as Gran Colombia, of which he was president from 1819 to 1830. He is regarded as a hero, visionary, revolutionary, and liberator in Hispanic-America.


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#4343 2014-08-16 00:47:58

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4344 2014-08-17 00:18:38

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5313 is correct. Excellent!

The Answer #5314 : Simon Bolivar.

#5315. Name the 29th and current Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei. He is also the first and incumbent Prime Minister of Brunei. The eldest son of Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Rani Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit, he succeeded to the throne as the Sultan of Brunei, following the abdication of his father on 4 October 1967.
The sultan is worth an estimated $20 billion and lives in a 1,800-room palace.

#5316. Name the  Indian author of British descent; (born 19 May 1934)  the Indian Council for Child Education recognised his pioneering role in the growth of children's literature in India, and awarded him the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992 for Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra, given by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Literature. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2014. He now lives with his adopted family in Landour, in Mussoorie. His novel, The Flight of Pigeons, has been adapted into the film Junoon. The Room on the Roof has been adapted into a BBC-produced TV series. Several stories have been incorporated in the school curriculum in India, including "The Night Train at Deoli", "Time Stops at Shamli" and Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra. In 2007, the Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj made a film based on his popular novel for children, The Blue Umbrella. The movie won the National Award for Best Children's film.


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#4345 2014-08-17 01:08:24

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4346 2014-08-18 00:19:18

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5315 - Hassanal Bolkiah and #5316 - Ruskin Bond.

#5317. Name the English mathematician, philosopher and logician (2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864) . He worked in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and is now best known as the author of The Laws of Thought. As the inventor of the prototype of what is now called  logic named after him, which became the basis of the modern digital computer, he is regarded in hindsight as a founder of the field of digital electronics.

#5318. Name the American biologist  (March 25, 1914 – September 12, 2009), humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor.


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#4347 2014-08-18 00:45:16

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4348 2014-08-19 00:36:11

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5317 is correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

The Answer #5318 : Norman Ernest Borlaug.

#5319. Name the Scottish lawyer, diarist, ( 29 October 1740 – 19 May 1795) and author born in Edinburgh. He is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which the modern Johnsonian critic Harold Bloom has claimed is the greatest biography written in the English language.

#5320. Name the  Italian painter of the Early Renaissance (c. 1445 – May 17 1510). He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari would characterize less than a hundred years later as a "golden age", a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita. His posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. Among his best known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera.


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#4349 2014-08-19 00:49:02

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#4350 2014-08-19 23:52:24

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5319 - James Boswell and #5320 - Sandro Botticelli.

The Answer #5320 is perfect. Remarkable, bobbym!

#5321. Name the  English poet  (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His notable works - The Ring and the Book, Men and Women, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Porphyria's Lover, My Last Duchess.

#5322. Name the former Prime Minister of Norway, a current Special Envoy with the United Nations, and the Deputy Chair of The Elders. She has served as a physician, a Social Democratic politician and a diplomat, and is now an international leader in sustainable development and public health. She served three terms as Norway's Prime Minister: in 1981, in 1986–89, and in 1990–96. She served as Vice-President of Socialist International. She served as the Director General of the UN World Health Organization and is now a Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.


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