Wednesday, January 14, 2009

41:Crime & Punishment

When John Tawell murdered his mistress in 1845 for fear of his relation becoming known, he became the first person to flee a crime-scene by a railway train. But he was captured and the technology which enabled the authorities to capture him became popular and was not just used to apprehend criminals, but also by the common man(that rules out fingerprinting). Which technology is this?

Answer-The Telegraph. It was used to telegraph from Slough to Paddington Railway station, the decription of John Tawell

Cracked by hindi baba, Karan, Ajay, Shalini and Ankur Banarjee


Karan said...


MIT, Manipal

Anonymous said...

Telegraph. Excellent question!

--Ajay Parasuraman

Anonymous said...


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shalinilahiri said...

The telegraph- it was used to send information about this criminal all over the country