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October 17, 2008

Collision course

srikanth @ 10:46 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224283576 ) Play

What poem connects the scientist and the author? And who are they?

Apologies for posting the question late. Random burst of social life which we keep talking about is the cause :)

Cracked by username , Goyal , svgreatest , shenoyvarun86 , Anon, Kamal Rathi , duriel , madhur , malcaluffin , Rohan and Ajay Parasuram (And Rahulk).

Answer:

  1. James Clerk Maxwell
  2. Robert Burns

(1)’s famous poem “Rigid Body Songs”  is based on (2)’s famous “Comin’ Through The Rye”. Rigid Body Songs is must-read poetry :-)


15 Responses to “Collision course”

  1. username
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    1 is James Clerk Maxwell
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell

    2 is Robert Burns
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns

    and the poem that connects these two is “Comin’ Through the Rye” by Robert Burns on which Maxwell wrote his own poem “Rigid Body Sings”


  2. Goyal
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    1. Maxwell – Rigid Body Sings
    2. Burns – Cmin\’ thro\’ the Rye


  3. Rahulk
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    1) James Clark Maxwell who developed the Electromagnetic Theory

    2) Robbert Burns also known as The National Poet of Scotland and a host of other names….

    The poem connecting them is \


  4. svgreatest

    1. Maxwell
    2. Robert Burns
    The poem is Rigid Body Sings based on Comin’ Through the Rye by Robert Burns


  5. anirudh patil

    tennyson vs. babbage??
    Every moment dies a man,
    Every moment one is born.


  6. 1)James Clark Maxwell
    2)Robert Bums
    POem Rigid Body Sings by Maxwell was based on Coming through the Rye by Bums


  7. Anonymous

    1.James Clerk Maxwell
    2.Robert Burns

    As a great lover of British poetry, Maxwell memorised poems and wrote his own. The best known is Rigid Body Sings closely based on Comin’ Through the Rye by Robert Burns, which he apparently used to sing while accompanying himself on a guitar. It has the immortal opening lines

    Gin a body meet a body
    Flyin’ through the air.
    Gin a body hit a body,
    Will it fly? And where?


  8. 1.James Clerk Maxwell
    2.Robert Burns

    As a great lover of British poetry, Maxwell memorised poems and wrote his own. The best known is Rigid Body Sings closely based on Comin’ Through the Rye by Robert Burns, which he apparently used to sing while accompanying himself on a guitar. It has the immortal opening lines

    Gin a body meet a body
    Flyin’ through the air.
    Gin a body hit a body,
    Will it fly? And where?


  9. duriel
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    Maxwell (Rigid Body Sings)
    Robert Burns (Comin’ Through the Rye)


  10. madhur
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    1. James Clerk Maxwell
    2. Robert Burns

    Maxwell wrote the poem ‘Rigid Body Sings’ which was based on ‘Comin’ Through the Rye’ by Robert Burns.


  11. malcaluffin

    James Clerk Maxwell & Robert Burns

    Poem: Comin’ Through the Rye


  12. Rohan
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    robert burns and maxwell.. there are many connections.. coming through the rye?


  13. Ajay Parasuram
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    1. James Maxwell
    2. Robert Burns

    Poem – ‘Comin’ thro the Rye’


  14. Rahulk
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    Hi,

    I did give the answer as Coming through the Rye … But I dont think it registered it… I think it got lost when I have to give the captcha the second time… At the time of entering the letters in the second I did check my answer and it was displaying my answer … but now it is not… please consider it…


  15. Rahulk
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    Thanks!!!


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