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June 18, 2010

Bring it on!

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1276905592 ) Play

Lot of people think the below is true about 1’s name

But, it is a fake story. Identify 1.

Cracked by: Raghuvansh , Sumanth Patlolla , Shrey Goyal , Thejas V R , Logik , Vishnu , Mo , Aparna , Siddharth Jain , Rogi , Ananth , varuns88 , byslexia , Dibyo , dineshk , shenoyvarun86 , Avneeth , rohanquizzer , Bharath , madhur , Anubhav , Shwetha Maiya , sandesh and McNeill Ivan

Answer:

Nylon


25 Responses to “Bring it on!”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    Nylon.


  2. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Nylon…mistaken to be named after NY(New York) and LON(London)


  3. Nylon derived from New York and LONdon. In fact, the letters “nyl” were arbitrary and the “on” was copied from the suffixes of other fibers such as cotton and rayon.


  4. Nylon


  5. Logik
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    New York + London = Nylon


  6. Vishnu

    Nylon


  7. Mo

    Nylon


  8. Aparna
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    Nylon


  9. Siddharth Jain
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    NYLON – after NY and LONdon


  10. Rogi
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    Also fake is the backronym:

    (N)ow
    (Y)ou’ve
    (L)ost
    (O)ld
    (N)ippon

    In reference to nylon’s replacement of silk.


  11. Ananth
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    Nylon


  12. varuns88
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    Nylon


  13. byslexia

    Origins of the term Nylon. I’m pretty sure our PU chemistry textbook by Interline publishers had this story.


  14. Dibyo
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    nylon = new york + london.

    it’s interesting that you used a twin-towers included picture of ny.


  15. dineshk
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    Nylon – the polymer is supposedly named after New York + London. Truth is much more drab – it is just another made up name.


  16. shenoyvarun86
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    Nylon


  17. Avneeth

    NYLON


  18. nylon (from New York-NY and London-LON), good one


  19. Bharath
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    Nylon= Newyork + London


  20. madhur
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    Nylon polymer Ny + Lon

    NYLON or NyLon is the concept of New York and London as twin cities — the financial and cultural capitals of the Anglo-American world


  21. mojojojo

    Buckminster fullerene?


  22. Nylon

    The rumor states that it’s name’s based on New York + London…


  23. Nylon


  24. sandesh

    nylon


  25. McNeill Ivan

    NYLON = New York +London


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