Saturday, October 23, 2010

General Knowledge Test

1. What is
the expansion ( Full Form ) of YAHOO?
Yet Another Hierarchy of Officious Oracle

2. What is the
expansion ( Full Form ) of ADIDAS?
ADIDAS- All Day I Dream About Sports

3. Expansion of Star as in Star TV Network?
Satellite Television Asian Region

4. What is expansion of "ICICI?"
Industrial credit and Investments Corporation of India

5. The 1984-85 season. 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot -
India 210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned. Why?
That match was abandoned after people heard
the news of Indira Gandhi being killed.

6. Who is the only man to have written the National Anthems
for two different countries?
Rabindranath Tagore who wrote national anthem for two different
countries one is our 's National anthem and another one is for
Bangladesh- (Amar Sonar* *Bangla )

7. From what four word expression does the word `goodbye` derive?
Goodbye comes from the ex-pression: 'god be with you'.

8. How was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu better known?
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is none other Mother Teresa

9. Name the only other country to have got independence on Aug 15th?

South Korea

10. Why was James Bond Associated with the Number 007?
Because 007 is the ISD code for Russia (or the USSR ,
as it was known during the cold war)

11. Who faced the first ball in the first ever One day match?
Geoffrey Boycott

12. Which cricketer played for South Africa before it was banned
from international cricket and later represented Zimbabwe ?
John Traicos

13. Which is the only country that is surrounded from all sides by
only one country (other than Vatican )?
Lesotho surrounded from all sides by South Africa ..

14. Which is the only sport which is not allowed to play left handed?

Oldest twins celebrate 100th birthday

Oldest twins celebrate 100th birthday

Marie and Gabrielle are the twin sisters of the century.

Marie and Gabrielle are the twin sisters of the century.
The world's oldest twins have celebrated their 100th birthday among a gathering of friends and family in the Belgian town of Spa.

The Guinness Book of World Records earlier had listed two French women, Raymonde and Lucienne, as the oldest twins.

But they had only reached 98 when they celebrated their birthdays this year. Later, a local French web site said they received a note from a man saying his twin aunts, born in 1910, were still alive and kicking.

Most Expensive Of Them All

Most Expensive Of Them All

Most Expensive Cigar
Gurkha Black Dragon
Price: $1,150 each

Most Expensive Hotel Room
Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva
Price: $65,000 per night

Most Expensive Bicycle
Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal Edition
Price: $114,464*

Most Expensive Golf Club
Long-Nose Putter Stamped “A.D.,” attributed to Andrew Dickson
Price: $181,000

Most Expensive Chess Set
Chess Set by Charles Hollander*
Price: $600,000

Most Expensive Motorcycle
Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike
Price: $700,000

Most Expensive Camera
Susse Freres daguerreotype camera
Price: $775,000

Most Expensive Speakers
Transmission Audio Ultimate System
Price: $2 million per pair

Most Expensive Television
PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition by Stuart Hughes
Price: $2.3 million*

Most Expensive Guitar
Fender Stratocaster guitar
Price: $2.7 million

Most Expensive Cell Phone
iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose by Stuart Hughes
Price: $2.97 million*

Most Expensive Piano
Heintzman Crystal Piano
Price: $3.22 millio

Most Expensive Ring
Chopard Blue Diamond Ring
Price: $16.26 million

Most Expensive Car
1954-55 Mercedes-Benz W196
Price: $24 million

Most Expensive Watch
Haute Joaillerie Watch from Chopard
Price: $25 million

Most Expensive Drawing
Raphael’s Head of a Muse
Price: $47.9 million

Most Expensive Private Jet
Boeing 747-8 VIP
Price: $295 million*

Most Expensive Yacht
Price: $1.2 billion


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