Jul 23, 2014


The family of Kaylene Mann, an Australian, has been characterised as being one of the most unlucky people in the world, due to two events in 2014. In contrast, a Dutch cyclist named Maarten de Jonge has been depicted as being one of the luckiest, also due to the same two events.

What events and why?

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This day last year: Q.1027

Jul 22, 2014


"Lacey Jonas" is a minor character in the 2013 video game "Grand Theft Auto V" who is a film star by profession. In the game, she needs help with evading annoying mediapeople.

In July 2014, a real-life Hollywood starlet sued the makers of the game claiming that the character's look and personality was based on her. Which actress?

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Jul 21, 2014


The Nobel Prize-winning South African author Nadine Gordimer died in July 2014. She was particularly well-known for her anti-discriminatory stance on several issues, particularly against the apartheid policy of her country.

Apart from the Nobel, Gordimer won several other awards such as the Booker Prize. She famously rejected her shortlist for another notable literary award, the Orange Prize in 1998. Why did she do so?

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Jul 20, 2014


The conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian groups intensified in mid-2014. One of the major events that led to this was the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers. Israel launched an operation to find these boys, which was named after a famous Biblical phrase from the story involving Adam's sons.

What phrase?

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Jul 19, 2014


Based on a guest question by Rajib Phukan | contribute questions

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, some Brazilians held up such posters of Mick Jagger (a member of the 'Rolling Stones' music group). Jagger had been closely tracked by local football fans. He had become unpopular after what he had said in places such as Portugal and the USA.

What was the reason for his unpopularity?

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