Saturday, March 10, 2012

General Knowledge and Technology 037

1. Identify the structure below. It was built by David Jin, an entrepreneur from Las Vegas with the help of architect Mark Ross Johnson.

    Answer: Grand Canyon "Skywalk"

2. What is special about this stamp?

    Answer: It is India's first ever perfumed postage stamp. It gives out sandalwood fragrance every time it is rubbed.

3. Identify the robot below and mention its purpose.

    Answer: It is called "The Battlefield Extradition Assist Robot" or simply "BEAR". It is developed by Vecna Technologies for the US Army. It's main purpose is to carry out the injured soldiers away from the battlefield so that they can be given medical attention, and also to perform some other tasks considered dangerous for humans in the battlefield.

4. What is special about these shoes?

    Answer: Developed by Electrolux it is called "Dustmate". The shoes vacuum as you walk around, the base of the shoe collects the dust without requiring any effort.

5. Identify the person below.

    Answer: Joseph Kony (He is a Ugandan guerrilla group leader, head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). He recently caught fame due to the 27 minute documentary titled "Kony 2012" by film maker Jason Russell.)