Saturday, March 14, 2009

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009


    Sitter : What connects the following pics...

    Mixed Bag!!!

    1) Some 700 years ago, in medieval Europe, a bell rang every evening at a fixed hour, and townspeople were required by law to cover or extinguish their hearth fires. It was the "cover fire" bell, or, as the French called it, "coverfeu" (from their verb meaning "to cover" and their word for "fire") from which we get this English word. By the time the word appeared in English the authorities no longer regulated hearth fires, but an evening bell continued to be rung for various purposes — whether to signal the close of day, an evening burial, or enforcement of some other evening regulation. This "bell ringing at evening" became the first English sense of the word in question.

    What's the good word?

    2)Born in London in 1959, he was educated at Eton, Oxford, and Caltech. He published his first scientific paper at the age of 15, and had received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Caltech by the age of 20. His early scientific work was mainly in high-energy physics, quantum field theory, and cosmology, and included several now-classic results. Having started to use computers in 1973, he rapidly became a leader in the emerging field of scientific computing, and in 1979 he began the construction of SMP--the first modern computer algebra system--which he released commercially in 1981.


    3)In the 1970 Mexico city soccer World cup match between USSR and host nation Mexico, which ended 0-0, history was made by two Soviet players Victor Serebriannikov and Anatoli Puzach. What first were they involved in?

    4)This land is your land – the last three verses were deleted from the version that's played in the radio stations. Add those verses and the whole tenor of the song changes..

    Zembla, Zenda, Xanadu
    All your dreams may come true
    Fairy Lands are fearsome too
    As I wander far from view
    Read and bring me home to you

    message to whom, saying what?