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Monday, October 26, 2009

Connect


Give the whole story. A bit easy, perhaps.

13 comments:

mit said...

Connect: Halley's Comet. 1st pic= Mark Twain, who was born 2 weeks after the comet was sighted for the last time in the 19th century, and died the next day after the comet was sighted again. Twain, in a way, predicted his death, saying that he will die when the comet will be viewed next. 2nd pic= medieval depiction of the Halley's Comet

mit said...

btw, the medieval depiction is on the Bayeux Tapestry

w()lvEr!ne said...

halley's comet....its appearance in 1066 was recorded on the Bayeux Tapestry
no clue abt the person in the pic

Anonymous said...

mark twain(1835-1910)
halley's comet appeared in 1835 &1910



-----------------v.chandrashekar

Padmini said...

1. Image of Mark twain
2. painting of Halley's commet

Connect - It is believed that Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) was born the same month as the passing of Halley's comet in November 1835. Halley's Comet passed on November 10th 1835 and Twain was born November 30th 1835. Twain vowed he would "go out"with the passing of the comet, as it passes in 75 year cycles. Halley's comet passed again April 20th 1910, Twain passed April 21st 1910.

Rohit said...

Mark Twain's birth and death were in the same month as sighting of Haley's comet.

paritosh said...

Mark Twain and his fear that he will die on the day the hailey's comet will be sighted the next time.

Sujay Sukumar said...

The comet's appearance in 1066 was recorded on the Bayeux Tapestry. The caption, ISTI MIRANT STELLA, was translated in a 1966 .

try this quiz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6IRi5rDmmc

Sudhakar Gupta said...

It refers to Halley's Comet being visible when Mark Twain was born and even just before his death.

Avneeth said...

Mark Twain and the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Halley's comet appearance in 1066.

Since Twain was born and died in the years the comet appeared, I quote his own words, "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together."

me said...

connect - a conneticut yankee in king arthur's court??

abhiram said...

Mark Twain
Born and died in the years in the years in which the Haley's comet appeared

bheema v said...

At first thought the person on the top looked kind of like Albert Schweitzer, but I couldn't think of a nice story.

The "Painting" on the upper right corner has a sort of a rocket type thing flying. I presume it is a comet. Now, I will go out on a limb and assume it is Halley's Comet.

Now, I immediately associate Halley's Comet with two people - Halley and Mark Twain (whose 76 years of life was bracketed on both sides by the appearance of Halley's comet).

Anyway, Halley was born during the powdered wig era, and before photography. So, I'll go with Mark Twain and the Halley's Comet that marked Mark Twain's Birth and Death

Monday, October 26, 2009

Connect


Give the whole story. A bit easy, perhaps.

13 comments:

mit said...

Connect: Halley's Comet. 1st pic= Mark Twain, who was born 2 weeks after the comet was sighted for the last time in the 19th century, and died the next day after the comet was sighted again. Twain, in a way, predicted his death, saying that he will die when the comet will be viewed next. 2nd pic= medieval depiction of the Halley's Comet

mit said...

btw, the medieval depiction is on the Bayeux Tapestry

w()lvEr!ne said...

halley's comet....its appearance in 1066 was recorded on the Bayeux Tapestry
no clue abt the person in the pic

Anonymous said...

mark twain(1835-1910)
halley's comet appeared in 1835 &1910



-----------------v.chandrashekar

Padmini said...

1. Image of Mark twain
2. painting of Halley's commet

Connect - It is believed that Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) was born the same month as the passing of Halley's comet in November 1835. Halley's Comet passed on November 10th 1835 and Twain was born November 30th 1835. Twain vowed he would "go out"with the passing of the comet, as it passes in 75 year cycles. Halley's comet passed again April 20th 1910, Twain passed April 21st 1910.

Rohit said...

Mark Twain's birth and death were in the same month as sighting of Haley's comet.

paritosh said...

Mark Twain and his fear that he will die on the day the hailey's comet will be sighted the next time.

Sujay Sukumar said...

The comet's appearance in 1066 was recorded on the Bayeux Tapestry. The caption, ISTI MIRANT STELLA, was translated in a 1966 .

try this quiz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6IRi5rDmmc

Sudhakar Gupta said...

It refers to Halley's Comet being visible when Mark Twain was born and even just before his death.

Avneeth said...

Mark Twain and the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Halley's comet appearance in 1066.

Since Twain was born and died in the years the comet appeared, I quote his own words, "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together."

me said...

connect - a conneticut yankee in king arthur's court??

abhiram said...

Mark Twain
Born and died in the years in the years in which the Haley's comet appeared

bheema v said...

At first thought the person on the top looked kind of like Albert Schweitzer, but I couldn't think of a nice story.

The "Painting" on the upper right corner has a sort of a rocket type thing flying. I presume it is a comet. Now, I will go out on a limb and assume it is Halley's Comet.

Now, I immediately associate Halley's Comet with two people - Halley and Mark Twain (whose 76 years of life was bracketed on both sides by the appearance of Halley's comet).

Anyway, Halley was born during the powdered wig era, and before photography. So, I'll go with Mark Twain and the Halley's Comet that marked Mark Twain's Birth and Death