1. This footballer’s real name is Ricardo Izecson Leite, but he is better to known to people with a short name. He was the first sportsperson to have 10 million followers on Twitter. An ambassador of the UN Food Programme, he used to play for AC Milan once. He is currently an Italian citizen. Name the footballer.
2. His first names are Jean Francois, and he was a French acrobat who lived in the 19th century. His tightrope walking skills were so famous that others in the same profession were referred to by his last name. He crossed the Niagra Falls on a tightrope on this day. How is he better known as?
3. His middle names were Arthur William, and he was a British polymath especially famous for his pacifist views. His work on logic and philosophy is considered to be one of the most authoritative on the subject. He was a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, which he won in 1950. Name the mathematician and philosopher.
4. He was known by the nickname Ciaschiteddu, and was one of the most powerful mafia bosses in Italy during the 1960s. He was the first head of the ‘Mafia Commission’ formed in Italy, and had connections with families in New York to facilitate smuggling of drugs. He is also said to have started the First Mafia War in the 1960s. Name the mafia boss.
5. An English cricketer who is often considered to be one of the greatest Test players in history, he was knighted for his services to cricket in 1956. His first and last Test match was against New Zealand. He was chosen as part of an All Time World XI published by ESPN Cricinfo. In 1938, he was the first to break Bradman’s record of 334 runs in an innings, the highest ever at that time. Name the cricketer.
2. Charles Blondin.
3. Bertrand Russell.
4. Salvatore Greco.
5. Sir Leonard Hutton (Len Hutton).