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July 12, 2018
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Born in Malaysia and based in London, which fashion designer is famous for hishigh-end women’s shoes?

 
1. Which famous writer’s fountain pen is now used for fellows of the Royal Society of Literature to sign their names in the roll book after Charles Dickens’ quill showed signs of wear and tear?

2. She was named the World’s Best Female Chef 2018 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. She has gained a worldwide attention, when she catered at the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk wedding reception. Who?

3. In 2016, in order to find out which colour repels people, a  research was undertaken in Australia to discover the colour that people found least attractive. Pantone 448c, a shade of greeny-brown, won the title. It was then used, on government orders, for the manufacture of what?

4. In order to prevent cheating during the high school exams, which African nation went offline and shut down the internet?

5. In human beings, which organ requires 20% (more than any other organ) of the body’s energy, in children that figure is 50% and in infants, it is 60%?

6. He was  NASA’s longest-serving astronaut, who walked on the moon and flew on the first Gemini and space shuttle missions. He was the first person to fly six times into space - seven, if you count his launch off of the moon in 1972 - and the only astronaut to command four different types of spacecraft. He was the ninth person to walk on the moon. Name of this moonwalker ?

7. In 1816 Dr Laennec was presented with an overweight young woman complaining of heart problems. He felt uncomfortable with examining her in the traditional manner of pressing one’s ear on the patient’s chest, and listening. Instead, he came up with a solution that would go on to change the practice of medicine forever. What did Dr Laennec invent, based on his knowledge of acoustics?

8. Born in Malaysia and based in London, which fashion designer is famous for his high-end women’s shoes?

9. In which Asian country does Dunkin Donuts offer flavours such as Kimchi Croquette and Glazed Garlic?

10. He created a storm on the net, when this controversial rapper expressed his support for Donald Trump and said that slavery was a “choice.” Well, so much for that: his new album “Ye” has debuted at the top of the Billboard’s album chart. Which rapper are we talking about? 

Answers

1. T.S. Eliot. Apparently, it was given to him by his mother when he first went to school, and he used it all his life

2.
Clare Smythe

3. Cigarette packaging. I say, why don’t  you simply ban it, if health is your primary concern

4. Algeria

5. The human brain. It contains more neurons (around 86 billion) than any other species and this dense neuron packing is what makes us so smart.

6.
John Young

7.
Stethoscope

8. Jimmy Choo

9.
South Korea

10. 
Kanye West. Ye became West’s record-equalling eighth consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200. Controversy helps, yeah?
 

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