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February 07, 2019
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According to the nursery rhyme, who is made from ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’?
 
1. “It’s an arduous thing to tell someone’s life in just two hours,” he says. “What’s the nature of celebrating a life? Definitely not avoiding his death in any way, or what caused his death, which is the Aids virus. But I think if you don’t celebrate his life, and his struggles, and how complicated he was, then that could be a disservice to the profound, vibrant, radiant nature of such an indelible human being.” To which music celebrity was Rami Malek paying a tribute?

2. The form of seizures that results in muscle spasms and loss of consciousness is known today as Tonic-Clonic seizures, but was previously known by a name derived from French for ‘great sickness’. What was its earlier name?

3. It is literaly termed as “chewed paper” and is a composite material consisting of pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, and bound with an adhesive. By what term do we know it as?

4. In this famous book on travel to exotic lands, Lemuel Gulliver, the title character of this work of satire, visits places like Laputa and Brobdignag.  He works as a surgeon on ships and eventually becomes a ship captain. Who is the author?

5. The World Economic Forum at Davos gives us insights every year. Which U2 lead player expounded this piece of Davos wisdom: “Capitalism has taken more people out of poverty than any other ‘ism,’ but it is a wild beast and if not tamed it can chew up a lot of people along the way”

6. The young of which creature is called a cygnet?

7. What is an old term in geography that refers to an area in the Middle East which includes the historic areas of Palestine, Israel and Syria. It is bounded by the Taurus Mountains to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, the northern Arabian Desert to the south and Upper Mesopotamia to the east.

8. According to the nursery rhyme, who is made from ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’?

9. He was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother. Which comedian’s autobiography, Born A Crime, traces his journey from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show?  

10. Which entity from outer space is an oddly tumbling, needle-shaped body that’s likely about six times longer than it is wide. And, during its cruise through Earth’s neighborhood late in 2018, it displayed nongravitational acceleration — very mysteriously, movement that cannot be attributed to the tugs of the sun, planets or other objects. What is it named?

Answers

1. Freddie Mercury-Queen

2. Papier-Mache

3.
Gran Mal Seizures

4.
Jonathan Swift

5.
Bono

6.
Swan

7. Levant

8. Little Girls. And what about little boys?  Nips and snails, and puppy dogs tails, That’s what little boys are made of 

9. Trevor Noah

10.
Oumuamua

 

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