Monday, July 29, 2013

Random Question (July 29, 2013)

Q. Two parts to this question – who's the guy in the middle, and what is the name of the thing he is sitting on?

A. George R.R. Martin sitting on the Iron Throne from the hit television series 'Game of Thrones', based on his books.

The picture shows cast and crew members of the show – Michelle Fairley, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, executive producer George R.R. Martin, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, co-creator/executive producer David Banioff and co-creator/executive producer D.B. Weiss at The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' presentation of An Evening With "Game of Thrones" at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 19, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Random Question (July 21, 2013)

Q. Easy one, if you've been reading the news. A partner at a law firm indiscreetly revealed it to his wife's best friend, who then tweeted the tasty secret. The Sunday Times got hold of it, and did some software sleuthing for confirmation. At the end of this chain of events, who stood revealed as the real author of this book?

A. J.K. Rowling

Monday, July 15, 2013

Random Question (July 15, 2013)

Q. For all you cricket buffs... Seven men have scored a century in their 100th Test match and, neatly, seven also in their 100th one-day international. Two questions: 
a. Who is the only man on both lists? To help you narrow it down, let me reveal that he hit 102 not out in his 100th ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah in October 1988, and marked his 100th Test in April 1990 with 149 against England in St John's.
b. Which of the former seven hit two centuries in his 100th Test? One of the greatest batsmen and captains of the modern era.

A. a. Gordon Greenidge b. Ricky Ponting

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Random Question (July 4, 2013)

Q. On the US's Independence Day, a question about that country: the people who put up this monument believe it's the first of its kind on government property in the United States. What does the 'A' stand for?

A. Atheism.
A group called American Atheists unveiled a monument to their non-belief on June 29 to sit alongside a granite slab that lists the Ten Commandments in front of the Bradford County courthouse in Florida. "When you look at this monument, the first thing you will notice is that it has a function. Atheists are about the real and the physical, so we selected to place this monument in the form of a bench," said David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

American Atheists sued to try to have the stone slab with the Ten Commandments taken away from the courthouse lawn in this rural, conservative north Florida town. The Community Men's Fellowship erected the monument in what's described as a free speech zone. During mediation on the case, the atheist group was told it could have its own monument, too.