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May 22, 2009

Yankee, meet Arthur.

srikanth @ 9:17 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1243027049 ) Play

Obscure trivia coming up. What connects:

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Cracked by nishansolo , Rithwik K , Dibyo , Goyal , Raghuvansh , Johny Walker , KRIK , Anirudh , akhi , bobo , Ajay Parasuram , Nakul , p vs np , Ananth , piezocake , Mo , byslexia , byslexia , Logik , Srinivasan Narayan and alephnull.

Answer:

Quoth Johny Walker: Mark Twain(2) was born (1835) when Halley’s Comet(1) came closest to earth and died when it happened again(1910).


23 Responses to “Yankee, meet Arthur.”

  1. nishansolo

    Mark Twain coming and going with the Hailey’s Comet


  2. Rithwik K

    Mark Twain who considered Halley\’s comet as a bad luck and was born on a day in which comet appeared and died the previous dayt he comet has appeared


  3. Dibyo
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    Is it the thing about Mark Twain being born and then dying on subsequent visits of the Haley’s Comet?

    Who’s Arthur, then?


  4. Goyal
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    From Wiki:

    American satirist and writer Mark Twain was born on November 30, 1835, exactly two weeks after the comet’s perihelion. In his biography, he said, “I came in with Halley’s comet in 1835. It’s coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. The Almighty has said no doubt, ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’ ” Twain died on April 21, 1910, the day following the comet’s subsequent perihelion.


  5. Raghuvansh
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    Easy. Mark Twain was born and died in years of sighting of Halley’s comet. Coincidentally, I was born in a Halley year as well :P


  6. Mark Twain was born (1835) when Halley’s Comet came closest to earth and died when it happened again(1910).


  7. Rogi
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    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court


  8. KRIK

    HALLEYS COMET
    Edmond Halley


  9. KRIK

    correction the guy is samuel langhorne clemens and he said
    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.’


  10. Anirudh

    I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year (1910), 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.”
    – Mark Twain, a Biography


  11. akhi
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    ‘He came with Halley(1) and he went with Halley’

    He=Mark Twain

    :D


  12. “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year (1910), 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.”

    and Twain sort of did.


  13. Ajay Parasuram
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    mark twain born and died duringthe year of the halley’s comet


  14. Nakul

    “I came in with Halley’s comet in 1835. It’s coming again next year (1910), and I expect to go out with it. The Almighty has said no doubt, ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’ ” Twain died on April 21, 1910, the day following the comet’s subsequent perihelion.

    Freaky…


  15. p vs np
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    Hailey’s comet and Mark Twain. Twain was born exactly two weeks after the comet’s perihilion. His wish was to leave this world with its next visit..which was fulfilled as he did after a day after its subsequent perihilion.


  16. Ananth
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    Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) : 1835 – 1910, 76 years (also the orbital cycle of Halley’s comet)
    Born two weeks after the closest approach to Earth of Halley’s Comet & said in 1910 that he would want to go out with it. He did.


  17. piezocake

    Perhelion, birth, perhelion, death.
    Halley’s comet and Twain.


  18. Mo

    Mark Twain was born when Haley’s comet was passing, predicted his death the next time it was passing, and did indeed die when it came again. Title is a reference to his book “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”


  19. byslexia

    Mark Twain and Halley\’s Comet
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  20. byslexia

    Mark Twain and Halley’s Comet
    “I came in 1835 with Halley’s Comet . . . and I expect to go out with it. It’ll be the great disappointment of my life if I don’t. The Almighty has said, no doubt, ‘Now here are two indefinable freaks. They came in together. They must go out together.’ Oh, I am looking forward to that.”


  21. Logik
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    Mark Twain had Birth and death dates which were very close to the Halley’s comet approach.

    Nice post-title :)


  22. Srinivasan Narayan

    Mark Twain was born and died the same yrs the Hailey\\\\\\\’s commet appeared after a gap of 76 yrs


  23. alephnull

    Mark Twain, who came and went with Halley’s comet.


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