No. 456: "Calcutta Cops"

Testing your knowledge of what happened this week
July 21 2000 11:30 PM

No. 456: "Calcutta Cops"

India is all atwitter over "Operation Gentleman," which sent police raiding parties across the country Thursday. To do what? 

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Wednesday's Question (No. 455)—"No Business Like Crow Business":

The discovery of two dead crows on Staten Island prompted New York officials to announce immediate plans to do something. What?

"Leak a story to the New York Post charging Hillary with animal abuse."—Greg Diamond (Charlie Glassenberg, Doug Sheppard, and Josh Kamensky had similar answers.)

"Release the birds' juvenile records."—Charles Star (similarly, Tim Carvell, Neal Pollack, Alex Frantz, Will Vehrs, and Tim Olevsky)

"Make sure Giuliani's father is still dead and incapable of causing harm."—Adam Bonin

"Pay some jerkwater southern state to take all of New York City's dead birds off its hands."—L.K. Peterson

"Ask Roger Clemens to go back to throwing at batters."—Charlie Glassenberg

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