Answer: Maurice Wilkes, the pioneering British computer scientist who recently passed away, and EDSAC, the first practical stored-program computer. Anand, matti tapaninen, Manix, and Dinesh got it. Nice work.
What do these painting allude to? (courtesy: Meki)
Answer: Norman Rockwell's paintings depicting the "four freedoms" espouse by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Dinesh, matti tapaninen, Krithi, and Divya Shankar got it. Nice job.
Answer: The ongoing Serengeti highway project that has drawn criticism for disrupting one of the world's greatest migrations. Dinesh got close, but it was a tough one. Below is a map of the proposed highway.
Answer: The only winners of both the "Best Play" Tony award and "Best Picture" Oscar. From top left (clockwise): A Man For All Seasons, My Fair Lady, Amadeus, and The Sound of Music. Dinesh, matti tapaninen, and Krithi got it.
This astronomical phenomenon has been used to explain what event? (click on the picture to see the animation)
Answer: The Star of Bethlehem had been conjectured (by Kepler, among others) to be caused by the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. The gif image above shows the night sky as it appeared looking south from Jerusalem on Nov. 12, 7 BC, 6 PM to 9:30 PM (via Wikipedia). Dinesh, matti tapaninen, Piyush Singh, and Jaggi got it.
Connect (the three black-and-white pictures to the one in colour).
Answer: Bob Dylan's "video" for his song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues" which inspired the name of the 60's radical left group, Weather Underground (logo in red). Ameya, Dinesh, and Iam got it. Nicely done.
Answer: The War of Roses, depicted in Shakespeare's Henry VI (top left) and now continued as a sporting rivalry - cricket (Yorkshire v. Lancashire), football (Manchester Utd. v. Leeds Utd.) and rugby. mekie, Anand, Firebringer, and matti tapaninen got it. Well done.
Answer: Van Eck Phreaking - a way to spy on electronic displays by detecting their electromagnetic radiation, popularized by Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon. mekie, Krithi, Divya Shankar, and Dinesh got it. Awesome crack.
Why is this store now part of rock music folklore? (Hint: it has something to do with the blanked-out part of its name)
Answer: Bono (aka Paul David Hewson) of rock legends U2 got his stage name from this hearing-aid store in Dublin named Bonavox. matti tapaninen, Krithi, Divya Shankar, Dinesh, AJ, Hirak, Iam, and Renuka got it.
Answer: The connect is Toutatis, a Celtic God (bottom right) worshiped in Gaul and Britain, popularized by the exclamation "By Toutatis" in Astrix comix (top). The asteroid, 4179 Toutatis (bottom left), is named after him. Iam, Dinesh, Firebringer, and Hirak got it.