1. Funda contribution: Atulaa
In a curious experiment initiated by Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten, X donned a baseball cap and played as an incognito street busker at the Metro subway station L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. on January 12, 2007. The experiment was videotaped on hidden camera; among 1,097 people who passed by, only seven stopped to listen to him, and only one recognized him. For his nearly 45-minute performance, X collected $32.17 from 27 passersby (excluding $20 from the passerby who recognized him). Weingarten won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his article on the experiment. Identify X.
2. Question contribution: Rammohan
What is this painting called?
3. Funda contribution: Rammohan
In 1924, while working as a Reader at the Physics Department of the University of Dhaka, X wrote a paper deriving Planck's quantum radiation law without any reference to classical physics and using a novel way of counting states with identical particles. This paper was seminal in creating the very important field of quantum statistics. After initial setbacks to his efforts to publish, he sent the article directly to Albert Einstein in Germany. Einstein, recognizing the importance of the paper, translated it into German himself and submitted it on X's behalf to the prestigious Zeitschrift für Physik. As a result of this recognition, he was able to leave India for the first time and spent two years in Europe, during which he worked with Louis de Broglie, Marie Curie, and Einstein. Why is he famous today?
4. May be slightly arbit: Connect the two dates.
April 18, 1930
April 11, 1954
5. Identify the bird.