On 21 October 2009, Northwest Airlines Flight 188 to Minneapolis overshot its destination by 150 miles (and the flight was out of contact with air traffic control for more than 90 minutes) because the pilots were busy on their personal laptops and lost track of time and place.
In Frances Burnett’s 1886 children’s novel, a boy from a poor American family turns out to be the heir to an irritable old English Earl. It created a major fashion trend for a type of boys’ suit. It is also the middle name of a famous duck. Name the novel / title character. 17
The Matrix In the movie, Redpill refers to a person who has been freed from the computer-generated world, the Matrix. Bluepill is a person still connected to the Matrix.
On a visit to Burma in 1930, the founder of this company saw that restless elephants were fed a root Rauwolfia serpentina to pacify them. From this he developed the anti-hypertensive drug Serpina. Name the company. 20
Catamaran Dhoni Galleon Junk Types of boats / ships
In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among American school children. Apparently, children were not learning to read because their books were boring. Theodor Geisel’s publisher gave him a list of 400 words that children learn in school, and told him to write an engaging book. In nine months, Geisel wrote ____________________ in anapestic tetrameter, using 236 distinct words. More than 10 million copies of this book have been printed. It has been translated into several languages, including the Latin Cattus Petasatus. Identify this work. 24