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#4376 2014-09-01 00:22:17

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Captain James Cook (#5345) and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (#5346).

The Answer #5345 is correct, bobbym! Marvelous!

#5347. Name the Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965) and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed throughout Europe, India, and America. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, he was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM).

#5348. Name the  engineer, industrial designer and industrialist (March 17, 1834 – March 6, 1900) born in Schorndorf (Kingdom of Württemberg, a federal state of the German Confederation), in what is now Germany. He was a pioneer of internal-combustion engines and automobile development. He invented the high-speed petrol engine.


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#4377 2014-09-01 01:08:08

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#4378 2014-09-01 14:58:29

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier (#5347) and Gottlieb Daimler (#5348).

#5349. Name the prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989). He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. His expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. His Notable works : The Persistence of Memory (1931), Face of Mae West Which May Be Used as an Apartment, (1935), Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936), Swans Reflecting Elephants (1937), Ballerina in a Death's Head (1939), Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening (1944), The Temptation of St. Anthony (1946), The Elephants (1948), Galatea of the Spheres (1952), Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) (1954).

#5350. Name the  Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute (January 3, 1840 – April 15, 1889). He won recognition for his ministry in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi to people with leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease), who had been placed under a government-sanctioned medical quarantine on the island of Molokaʻi.


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#4379 2014-09-02 00:21:43

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#4380 2014-09-03 00:26:13

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5349 - Salvador Dalí  and #5350 - Father Damien.

The Answer #5349 is correct. Marvelous!

#5351. Name the Cornish chemist and inventor (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829). He is best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. Berzelius called his 1806 Bakerian Lecture On Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity "one of the best memoirs which has ever enriched the theory of chemistry." He is known for Electrolysis, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, barium, boron, lamp named after him.

#5352. Name the  Portuguese general, and a "great conqueror" (Alhandra ca. 1453 - December 16, 1515, at sea), a statesman, and empire builder.  He is generally considered a military genius, and "probably the greatest naval commander of the age" given his successful strategy: he attempted to close all the Indian Ocean naval passages to the Atlantic, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and to the Pacific, transforming it into a Portuguese mare clausum established over the opposition of the Ottoman Empire and its Muslim and Hindu allies.


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#4381 2014-09-03 01:23:19

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#4382 2014-09-04 00:24:39

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5351 is perfect. Remarkable!

The Answer #5352 - Afonso de Albuquerque.

#5353. Name the American film director and film producer in both silent and sound films (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959). He began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved on to writing and directing stage productions. His first silent film, The Squaw Man (1914), was a box-office hit and "served to put Hollywood on the map." His first biblical epic, The Ten Commandments (1923), was both a critical and financial success; it held the Paramount revenue record for 25 years.

#5354. Name the prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens ((384–322 BC). His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide an insight into the politics and culture of ancient Greece during the 4th century BC. He learned rhetoric by studying the speeches of previous great orators. He delivered his first judicial speeches at the age of 20, in which he argued effectively to gain from his guardians what was left of his inheritance.


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#4383 2014-09-04 00:34:06

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Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4384 2014-09-04 23:49:57

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5353 and #5354 are perfect. Remarkable!

#5355. Name the English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era (c. 1540 – 27 January 1596). He carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580.

#5356. Name the  Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005). He was also a leader in the development of management education, he invented the concept known as management by objectives, and he has been described as "the founder of modern management".


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#4385 2014-09-05 02:13:27

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4386 2014-09-06 00:29:27

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5355 - Sir Francis Drake and #5356 - Peter Drucker.

The Answer #5355 is correct. Marvelous!

#5357. Name the American innovator and entrepreneur (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) who founded the Kodak Company and popularized the use of roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film in 1888 by the world's first film-makers Eadweard Muybridge and Louis Le Prince, and a few years later by their followers Léon Bouly, Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and Georges Méliès.

#5358. Name the  American electrical engineer and computer pioneer (April 9, 1919 – June 3, 1995). With John Mauchly he invented the first general-purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), presented the first course in computing topics (the Moore School Lectures), founded the first commercial computer company and designed the first commercial computer in the U.S., the UNIVAC, which incorporated his invention of the mercury delay line memory.


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#4387 2014-09-06 02:04:23

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4388 2014-09-07 00:06:11

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The Answers #5357 and #5358 are correct. Outstanding!

#5359. Name the French civil engineer and architect (15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923). A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Tower in his name, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France.

#5360. Name the Dutch doctor and physiologist (21 May 1860 – 29 September 1927). He invented the first practical electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) in 1903 and received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1924 for it.


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#4389 2014-09-07 00:25:18

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4390 2014-09-07 05:26:07

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#4391 2014-09-08 00:46:03

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Hi bobbym and chooipian,

The Answers : Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (#5359) and Willem Einthoven (#5360).

The Answer #5359 is correct, bobbym! Neak work! The Answers #5359 and #5360 are correct, chooipian! Splendid!

#5361.  Name the ancient Greek philosopher as well as the founder of the school of philosophy called after him (341 BC –270 BC). Only a few fragments and letters of his 300 written works remain. Much of what is known about his philosophy derives from later followers and commentators. For him, the purpose of philosophy was to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia—peace and freedom from fear—and aponia—the absence of pain—and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends.

#5362. Name the  Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian (27 October 1466 – 12 July 1536). He was a classical scholar who wrote in a pure Latin style. Amongst humanists, he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists"; he has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists". Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote On Free Will, The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.


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#4392 2014-09-09 00:10:13

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#5363. Name the  Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I (323–283 BC). His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching mathematics (especially geometry) from the time of its publication until the late 19th or early 20th century.

#5364. Name the Greek dramatist, (c. 480 – 406 BCE). He of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him but according to the Suda it was ninety-two at most. Of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived more or less complete (there has been debate about his authorship of Rhesus, largely on stylistic grounds) and there are also fragments, some substantial, of most of the other plays.


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#4393 2014-09-09 00:15:57

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4394 2014-09-10 00:19:46

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers #5361 - Epicurus and #5362 - Desiderius Erasmus.

The Answers #5363 - Euclid and #5364 - Euripides.

The Answer #5363 is correct. Neat work!

#5365. Name the  Italian film director and scriptwriter (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993). Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is considered one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of the 20th century. In a career spanning almost fifty years, he won five Academy Awards including the most Oscars in history for Best Foreign Language Film.

#5366. Name the Italian physicist (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954), best known for his work on Chicago Pile-1 (the first nuclear reactor), and for his contributions to the development of quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, and statistical mechanics. He is one of the men referred to as the "father of the atomic bomb". He held several patents related to the use of nuclear power, and was awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on induced radioactivity by neutron bombardment and the discovery of transuranic elements.


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#4395 2014-09-10 01:52:25

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4396 2014-09-11 00:04:03

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5365 - Federico Fellini and #5366 - Enrico Fermi.

The Answer #5366 is correct. Brilliant!

#5367. Name the English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970). He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. His humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: "Only connect ... ". His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success.

#5368.  Name the  English author and occasional political commentator (born 25 August 1938). He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan,The Cobra and The Kill List.


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#4397 2014-09-11 02:38:42

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4398 2014-09-12 00:20:36

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5367 - Edward Morgan Forster and #5368 - Frederick Forsyth.

#5369. Name American poet (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963). His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. He  was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works.

#5370. Name the  English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist (21 May 1780 – 12 October 1845). She has sometimes been referred to as the "angel of prisons". She was a major driving force behind new legislation to make the treatment of prisoners more humane, and she was supported in her efforts by the reigning monarch. Since 2001, she has been depicted on the Bank of England £5 note.


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#4399 2014-09-12 00:37:22

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#4400 2014-09-13 00:21:00

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Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5369 - Robert Frost and #5370 - Elizabeth Fry.

The Answer #5369 is correct. Marvelous!

#5371. Name the  American pioneer of survey sampling techniques and inventor of the poll named after him, a successful statistical method of survey sampling for measuring public opinion (November 18, 1901 – July 26, 1984). In 1947, he launched the organization, an international association of polling organizations. In 1948, with Claude E. Robinson, he founded Gallup and Robinson, Inc., an advertising research company. In 1958, he grouped all of his polling operations named after him.

#5372. Name the English novelist and playwright (14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933). Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.


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