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February 3, 2009

Ding!

devadutta @ 10:26 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1233699966 ) Play

Although buildings like the one shown in 1 were technically possible, it was considered to be impractical and not built until people like 2 invented and perfected X. Identify 2 and tell us what is X.

1. 10ddedc78d84b457766c96b9c7e8897c 2. c0bdb449d0c23c22ae0255c422091f84

Cracked by: Raghuvansh , Prasad , Kal , AmK , Dibyo , p vs np , Martin , username , udupendra , Rohan , Debasish , nisha’s thambi , karthik , sumo_ftb , Ananth , Aparna , duriel , Jo , darksideofchand , Pawankumar Hegde , Ps and sidsen.

Answer: 2 is Elisha Otis and X is the “Elevator”


24 Responses to “Ding!”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Elisha Otis, the elevator. And I didn’t even Google :P


  2. Prasad

    X = Elevator and 2 -> Otis


  3. Kal
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    Elisha Graves Otis. He invented a safety device that prevented elevators from falling if the hoisting cable broke


  4. AmK
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    Elisha Graves Otis, who invented the safety elevator.


  5. Dibyo
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    Elisha Otis’ and his safety elevator thingie.


  6. p vs np
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    Elisha Otis; Safety elevators.


  7. 1 : Sky scrapers
    2 : William Le Baron Jenney
    X : Chicago skeleton wherein, steel frame support the entire weight of the walls.


  8. username
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    Elisha Otis
    safety elevator, which prevented the fall of the cab if the cable broke
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisha_Otis


  9. udupendra
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    Really well-framed question! :)

    Otis and the elevator.


  10. Rohan
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    lol @ question.. Otis, elevators


  11. Otis
    Elevator


  12. nisha's thambi
    1

    elisha otis, safety elevator


  13. karthik

    empire state building
    elisha otis – invented safety device for elevators


  14. sumo_ftb

    2. Elisha Otis
    X- elevator


  15. Ananth
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    Otis.
    Safety elevators.


  16. Aparna
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    The person is Elisha Graves Otis.
    X is elevators.


  17. duriel
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    Elisha Graves Otis

    Elevator (with a safety device to prevent falling)


  18. Jo

    2=Otis
    X=Elevator or “Lift”


  19. darksideofchand

    2. Elisha Otis
    X is elevator


  20. Neeraj

    X must be the Steel skeleton Frame which allowed building of Sky Scrapers…


  21. Pawankumar Hegde
    2

    2 = Graves Otis Elisha
    X = Invented the safety elevator enabling to realize tall structured buildings.
    1 = Empire State building!


  22. Ps

    1. empire state building – a skyscraper

    made possible by the invention of the lift

    2. Elisha Otis, credited for making the safety device for lifts/elevators
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisha_Otis


  23. sidsen
    2

    otis elevator


  24. @udupendra: Thanks! :)


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