Monday, August 29, 2005

Time's Man Of The Year

Time's MoYs
Feminists, the reason I didn't use Person Of the Year was because the abbreviation TPoY would have unnecessarily reminded one of a certain piece of furniture... :-)

1. First things first. Who was the first person to be chosen as TIME's Man Of The Year?
2. In which year was the PC famously chosen as the first non-living TMoY?
3. Still on 'it', what was the next non-person TMoY?
4. Toughie. Grab that list! Who has been chosen as TMoY the most number of times?
5. A relatively easy one. Who was selected as person of the century by the magazine?
6. What were the trio Sherron Watkins, Cynthia Cooper, Kathleen Rowley who shared the last one collectively called? It's not Referees...
7. Who was the first non-American to be a TMoY? What you wear be you!
8. Who was the first woman to be chosen TMoY? Quite possibly the other woman...
9. Who is the youngest person to be a TMoY? Strange.. very strange. Could it be that the oldest is also the youngest???
10. Who is the only person to have been selected as TMoY in consecutive years?
11. Who received the honour in 1938? (Now why would I pick that year?)
12. Four people shared the TMoY in a certain year. All of them have also won the Nobel Prize. And strangely enough, they also shared Nobel Prizes when they did get them (separately, 2 + 2). Identify these Nobel couples.
13. Just to make it a couple of couple-questions...;-) Who were (was? grammar be my bane!! ) the first couple to be chosen as TMoY?

I'll stop at that. An un-nice, un-round number. Round me up!!!

The Clique Unoblique

1. Charles Lindbergh. Too many "Charles Augustus Lindbergh"s came in. Sniff, sniff...hmm..ok..Don't think I don't know you don't know ;-)
2. 1982. Point-blank.
3. Endangered Earth in 1988
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Have given points for just Roosevelt as well.
5. Albert Einstein
6. Whistleblowers. They blew the whistle on Enron, WorldCom and FBI respectively.
7. Mahatma Gandhi. Khadi!
8. Mrs. Wallis Simpson. The woman for whose love Edward VIII abdicated the
9. Charles Lindberg again. He was the first and hence the oldest as well!
10. Richard Nixon. In 1971 and 1972.
11. Adolf Hitler
12. The Peacemakers - Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, F.W. de Klerk and
Nelson Mandela
are the Nobel-couples!!! got so many 'curie'ous answers to this one!
13. Chiang Kaishek and Madam

14) TIME had a Man Of The Decade award once. Who won it? Which decade?
Mikhail Gorbachev. 1980s.

>I'll stop at that. An un-nice, un-round number. Round me up!!!
That's where everybody stopped! No further Qs came in... :-( Too bad each
of you thought that the "other person" would do it...

The Clique Unoblique
Sandeep Unni Adds:
* interestingly Elvis Presley topped the polls for the man of the century,
but time decided to honor Einstein.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Oraclique Trivia

Welcome to Oraclique...
Steeped in trivia and mystique!

Oracle + Clique = Oraclique
Such words are called portmanteaus. Lewis Carroll is regarded as the inventor of this technique.

Oraclique was a series of quizzes I had started on Quiznet with the nick sonofdelphi.

The name is based on the meanings (all angles) of the combining words.
1. An authoritative person who divines the future
2. A prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible

1. An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
2. Completely interconnected graph in computer science

And in Greek mythology, the oracle at Delphi had all the answers.

Couldn't be a more meaningful name, huh?