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Friday, May 16, 2008

2 Questions a Day v1.2

Introduced in 1979 by Thomas C Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori as a successor to the Richter scale , this scale is used by seismologists to compare the energy released by earthquakes. What is this scale?

Moment Magnitude Scale.

Red Army troops adopted the nickname from Mikhail Isakovsky's popular wartime song, about a girl longing for her absent beloved, who is away performing military service.[2] It is the Russian equivalent of "Katie", an endearing diminutive form of the name Katherine Viktor Suvorov states in his book "Inside the Soviet Army" that the rocket launcher got the name because the soldiers didn't know its real name as it was secret, so they nicknamed her after a small K letter inscribed on the vehicles. The K actually stands for Kominform factory in Voronezh. German troops coined the sobriquet Stalin organ (German: Stalinorgel), after Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and also alluding to the sound of the weapon's rockets.What is the name?(source Wiki)

Katyusha -- The rocket that was fired at the Israeli City of Ashqelon by the Popular Front of the Liberation of Palastine recently

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