Qwizzeria Daily #164

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Here are today’s five questions –

1. Tiffany Beers joined Nike in 2004. In 2015, she was chosen as the lead engineer and product manager to re-create and commercialise a Nike prototype from the 1980s. The shoe was officially launched in 2016. Why was the prototype (HyperAdapt) created in the 1980s?

2. In 1905, this gentleman bought a confiserie and the adjacent property, Zum Grossen Christoffel, at Rennweg 53 in Zurich. This company still operational is famous for the chocolate tram that runs in Zurich. Which company?

3. Dennis Ritchie developed this imperative computer programming language between 1969 and 1973 at Bell Labs. The origins of this language are closely tied with the development of the Unix operating system. Which language?

4. The Greek term for this bird is Phoenicopterus, which literally translates to “blood red-feathered.” In Spanish and Portuguese, its name translates to the colour of a brilliant orange-red mixture. Which bird?

5. Gjirokaster is a city in this European country, and its old town is a UNESCO Heritage Site as “a rare example of well-preserved Ottoman town, built by farmers of a large estate.” In which country? (PICTURE)

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