Nov 20, 2014

Q.1512

On 16 Nov 2014, Indian badminton player K. Srikanth defeated Chinese player Lin Dan to become the first Indian male player and 3rd non-Chinese to win the China Open. This came on the same day when compatriot Saina Nehwal became the first Indian female player to achieve the same feat.

16 November also happens to be the birthday of which badminton player who was the first person from his country to beat Super Dan?

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Nov 19, 2014

Q.1511

He guest-edited the Dec 2014 edition of the technology and science magazine WIRED. He collaborated with comic-book artist Sean Gordon Murphy to co-create a story called "Absolute Zero", which is about the Lazarus mission that serves as a prequel for one of his works.

Who is this guest editor?

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Nov 18, 2014

Q.1510

"Selfie" was a 2014 American TV sitcom that didn't make much of an impression (like most selfies). The show was about a lady, Eliza Dooley, who attempts to gain fame via social media. She meets Henry Higgs, who is her opposite in his dislike for social media, who tries to help her with this obsession.

The names of the characters are derived from what in the world of entertainment & culture?

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Nov 17, 2014

Q.1509

"Big Hero 6" is a 2014 Disney animated film about Hiro Hamada who assembles a superhero team. The film is set in a fictional city, which according to the film's art director Scott Watanabe, is set in a future in which a city is devastated by an earthquake in 1906, and was redeveloped by immigrants from another country.

This leads to the new name of the city: a portmanteau of the old name and the capital of the other country. Which two cities form the name?

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This day last year: Q.1144

Nov 16, 2014

Q.1508

Based on a guest question by Deven Deshpande | contribute questions

Carol Ann Susi passed away in Nov 2014. She was Italian by descent and was an acclaimed actress, known particularly for her TV roles. Where have we famously not seen her?

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