Oct 30, 2014

Q.1491

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In Oct 2014, during a visit to the Science Museum in London, the British monarch Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet, posting:

It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R.
Signing off with 'Elizabeth R', what does the "R" stand for?"

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This day last year: Q.1125

Oct 29, 2014

Fun bonus question!

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Q.1490

"Samskara" was a 1970 Kannada film that won the Indian National Award for Best Feature Film.

"Ghatashradda" was a 1977 Kannada film that won the same award in 1977.

"Diksha" is a 1991 Hindi film that won the National Award for Best Hindi Feature Film.


Whose stories, by a person who passed away in 2014, form the basis for all these films?

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This day last year: Q.1124

Oct 28, 2014

Q.1489

"Operation Zarb-e-Azb" is a 2014 Pakistani military operation against Taliban militants in the North Waziristan area of the country. "Azb" in this Urdu phrase (one translation of the phrase is "sharp and cutting") is a reference to a sword used by which person?

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Oct 27, 2014

Q.1488

This famous luxury & fashion house runs a foundation, which opened a new museum building in Paris in Oct 2014, designed by the architect Frank Gehry. The building is in the shape of a sailboat, which is an apt choice given that there is a famous yachting competition named after this fashion label.


Which fashion powerhouse?

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This day last year: Q.1123