Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Question 307

The history of the X system dates back to 1946 when Sir Jogendra Singh of the Viceroy's Executive Council set up a committee whose task was to consider the creation of Technical Institutions for post-war industrial development in India. The 22-member committee, headed by Nalini Ranjan Sarkar, recommended the establishment of these institutions in various parts of India, with affiliated secondary institutions. The committee felt that such institutes should not only produce undergraduates, but researchers and academics. The institutes were expected to maintain high educational standards.

With these recommendations in view, the first X was founded in May 1950 at the site of the Hijli Detention Camp in Y. On September 15, 1956, the Parliament of India passed the X Act, declaring it as an Institute of National Importance. Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India, in the first convocation address of X in 1956 said:
“ Here in the place of that Hijli Detention Camp stands the fine monument of India, representing India's urges, India's future in the making. This picture seems to me symbolical of the changes that are coming to India. ” What?

Answer: IIT first started at Kharagpur.
Cracked by Rohan, Sanket "Bhillu" , Nagesh


Question 306

X is an alien from the planet Jupiter, always faithful to Y provides the physical strength in time of need. He is huge and strong, about 20 feet tall and is able to increase his size.
X decided to stay at Earth with Y when he tasted delicious paratha and halwa made by Y's wife on his visit to earth. X has a twin brother called Dabu and the giant earrings that X wears had been gifted to him by his mother when he left Jupiter. When X performs an act of great strength, he utters the cry, "Hu-Huba!" X eats 108 chapatis at one time, 12 kilos of halwa and about 20 litres of lassi in one meal. He is not married, and avoids the topic. X's biggest enemy is Raka who is also of the same size as that of X.

Answer: X: Sabu
Y: Chacha Chaudhary
Cracked by Adi, Alok, Rohan and Nagesh


Question 305

This is a photo showing the foot and hand prints of Arnold Schwarzenegger at Grauman's Chinese Theater.The portion that I have blanked out is an extremely famous catch phrase used quite often by Schwarzenegger himself after it became famous in one of his films.It has now become part of daily conversation.Which phrase?

Answer:The famous phrase "I'll be back"
Went uncracked although Rohan came agonizingly close.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Question 304

A first-class Canadian passenger, Mrs. Vera Dick, alleged that the final song played by the band was the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee." The leader of the 8-member band reportedly said to a friend if he was on a _______ ____ ,"Nearer, My God, to Thee" would be one of the songs he would play. But the wireless operator’s account that he heard the song "Autumn" was more popularized. It is considered he either meant the hymn called "Autumn" or "Songe d'Automne," a popular song at the time. Bride is the only witness who was close enough to the band to be considered reliable—Mrs. Dick had left an hour and 20 minutes earlier and could not possibly have heard the band's final moments.

What was this band’s claim to fame? Here's a pic:

The songs give a sufficient hint.

Answer: The music band of Titanic led by William Hartley which kept on playing even when the ship started sinking to keep the passengers calm and upbeat.

Cracked by Adi, Rithwik and Ajay Parasuraman.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Question 303

'X-Y' were a scriptwriter duo who wrote a number of commercially and critically successful Hindi films in the 1970s and early 1980s. The duo, comprising of 'X' and 'Y', made the writer's role popular with their names appearing in the posters of the films, and in some films they shared up to 25% of the profit. Their association lasted until 1982, following which 'Y' moved into writing lyrics for films. During their time working together, the duo won six Filmfare Awards.They lived in Bandra and would write stories together. Since their individual work was flopping, they decided to team up.Who are they?
Answer: Salim-Javed duo.
Cracked by Rohan, Adi and Mihir. Read Rohan's and Adi's comments for full answer


Question 302

'X'(1761–1850) was born Marie Grosholtzz in Strasbourgg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtiuss, who was a physician skilled in a particular type of modelling. Curtius taught X the art of __-modelling. In 1765, Curtius made a work of Marie-Jeanne du Barry, Louis XV's mistress.The first exhibition of Curtius' works was shown in 1770, and attracted a large audience.From 1831 'X' took a series of short leases on the "Baker Street Bazaar" (on the west side of Baker Street between Dorset Street and King Street). This becames her first permanent home in 1836.By 1883 the restricted space and rising cost of the Baker Street site prompted X's grandson (Joseph Randall) to commission the 'X' building at its current location on Marylebone Road. The new galleries were opened on 14 July 1884 and were a great success. However, the building costs, falling so soon after buying out his cousin Louisa's half share in the business in 1881, meant the business was under-funded. A limited company was formed in 1888 to attract fresh capital but had to be dissolved after disagreements between the family shareholders, and in February 1889 'X' was sold to a group of businessmen lead by Edwin Josiah Poyser. How is it famous now?

Answer: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Cracked by Rohan and Adi


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Question 301

'A' is a pic of the leaves of plant 'x' native to north-western south america.
A de-cocainized extract of these leaves is one of the flavouring agents used for making the drink XY(earlier the drink used to contain cocaine obtained from X leaves)
'B' is a pic of a Y drink,a popular drink made from the Y nut.
The Y nut is used as a flavouring agent for drink XY since it provides the drink with caffeine
The carbonated drink XY is obviously named after the X plant and the Y nut,the only difference being that the first letter 'k' in Y-nuts was replaced by 'c' for marketing purposes.
According to the inventor of the drink,the drink cured many diseases like:morphine addiction,dyspepsia,neurasthenia,headache and even impotence.
Name this extremely popular and widely sold beverage 'XY'

Answer: Coca Cola
Cracked by Rohan, Mihir and Sanket


Question 300

Legend says that this creature was once totally white.One day a young girl died when she was trying to rescue a cub from a leopard.When this creature went to pay his respects to the girl,it wore a black shawl as a sign of grief..rubbing away his tears left stains from the shawl around its eyes,while holding its head in its hands left black patches on its nose and ears.The shawl left stains on its hands and legs too.
What animal?



Question 299

What does this image show? I want a name.


Friday, March 27, 2009

Question 298

Short ans Simple
This poster has been inspired by which famous work of art?

Answer:The Creation of Adam by Michaelangelo


Question 297

Identify the two men and state what is common in them for which they both featured in a documentary along with 'Captain Crunch'. (Forget the blonde lady)


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Question 296

The name of the software X is a pun mixing the legend of Emperor X playing his lyre as Rome burned down during the 'Great Fire of Rome' which according to some people was started by X himself. The software is made by a Germany based company and the pun is more obvious in original German as the German name for Rome is Rom.
The logo of this widely used program is an image of the Roman Colosseum in flames; this is dramatic but inaccurate, as the Great Fire of Rome took place in 64 AD, while construction of the Colosseum only started a few years later, between 70 and 72 AD.

The logo:

Which software?

Answer: Nero.


Question 295

X is the Latin word for luck or happiness.

During the early days of television development it was necessary to monitor and adjust the quality of the transmitted picture in order to get the best definition. To do this, engineers required an 'actor' to constantly be under the burning studio lights as they tweaked and sharpened the image, and X the Cat fit the bill perfectly. He was the right colour (black and white), impervious to the heat from the lights and worked cheaply (in fact a one-off payment was all that was required).

X the Cat was so famous that he was chosen by Charles Lindbergh to be his lucky mascot on his historic transatlantic flight.

About whom I'm I talking about?


Answer : Felix


Question 294

Where? Why?
What is the circled part I have blanked out?
Explain the funda.....

Answer: Platform 9 & 3/4 at King's Cross with a trolley halfway through the wall


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Question 293

X was founded as a cricket club in 1899 by a couple of British expatriates who came from the British city of Nottingham. In honor of its origins, the club has retained the English spelling of its city's name, instead of changing it to the native name(though it was forced to do it for some years).
In 1908 there were internal disagreements over the signing of foreign players as a group of players were unhappy about the domination of domestic players in the X team which led to Y.From the beginning, Y was open to foreign players and thus lived up to its name.
Id X and Y


Question 292

A.A critically acclaimed iranian film
that even got nominated for best foreign
film at oscars.
B.A famous power metal band
C.no clues on this one.
Connect the three to get a single word.

Answer: Children of Heaven,Children of Bodom and Children's day


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Question 291


2)Paul X, a member of the X band which is a Rock and Roll/Soul/Funk band from Liverpool, England.

3)X is Japanese water demon that inhabits shallow ponds and rivers.
Often said to look like a monkey with fish scales instead of fur, it has a hollow
in the top of its head in which it carries water.
The X feeds on human blood but may be persuaded not to harm a person if it is
thrown a cucumber with that person's name carved into it.

4)"x" is a silhouette of a relaxed woman (left) and woman (right) sitting back to back in the {nude}. Created in 1969 by mere accident. After a photo shoot for a bathing suit ad, a woman and a woman were sitting back-to-back, [naked], with the outlines of their bodies traced by the back lighting. The photographers knew they had something and the idea grew into what is now the logo for Robe di "x", or the "x" brand which was later attributed to the active and sports wear.
Conncting all elements will lead you to the word: Kappa


Question 290

X has been defined variously as:
a.An odd or eccentric person
b.To look curiously at
c.A hoax
d.Unusually intelligent...(like me..)OR
e.To examine or test
What is this very poular word X??

Answer:Its 'quiz'


Monday, March 23, 2009

Question 289

These are nests of swiftlet birds.
They are used for making which famous

Answer:Used for making the famous chinese
delicacy bird's nest soup


Question 288

What is the extremely
significant contribution of these two
gentlemen to American (financial)
publications,markets and economy?

Answer:The two gentlemen are charles dow
edward jones of wall street journal and
dow-jones index


Question 287


Answer:That is the Nobel Peace Prize.The medal
depicts brotherhood and peace among all men.


Question 286

This is a type of italian pizza known as
pizza 'margarita'.
What does the pizza represent?(look at
the colour of ingredients)

Answer: The pizza represents the colours of the Italian flag.


Question 284

Identify the tree on the flag.

Answer:That is the cedar tree.
The flag is lebanese.


Question 285

Identify the symbol on the flag.

Answer: The Star of David on Israel's flag


Question 283

What does this signify?

Answer:sede vacante signifies that when
a pope is dead and his successor is yet
to be elected,the 'seat' has fallen 'vaccant'


Question 282

X is a character used as the primary mascot by Y. In television commercials, X inhabits a fantasy world called 'Y'land.Y has also characterized X as being able to speak 31 different languages including Mandarin, Dutch, Tagalog, and Hindi. Since August 2003, X has been officially recognized as the "Chief Happiness Officer" of Y. An author ,once called X the second most recognized figure in the world (after Santa Claus).

Answer:Ronald McDonald


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Question 281

X was created and designed by cartoonist Y while he was waiting in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office and first appeared on television on April 19,1987. X had been called to pitch a series of shorts based on Life in Hell but instead decided to create a new set of characters. He named the main character after his father X .
When Y originally designed X, he put his initials into the character's hairline and ear: the hairline resembled an 'M', and the right ear resembled a 'G'. Y decided that this would be too distracting though, and redesigned the ear to look normal. He still draws the ear as a 'G' when he draws pictures of X for fans. The basic shape of X's head is described a tube-shaped coffee can with a salad bowl on top.

X: Homer Simpson
y: Matt Groenning


Question 280

The 'X' Theatre is a live theatre in the Hollywood and highland retail, dining, and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue in the Hollywoodd district of Los Angeles. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theatre has been the home of the a particular Awards Ceremonies, which were first held there in March 2002, and is the first permanent home for the awards. Since 2002, the theater was also the home for American Idol.The theatre was sponsored by the 'X' company, a leading firm in the photography industry, which paid $75 million to have its name associated with the building. Which Building?

Answer:The Kodak Theatre


Question 279

The title 'X' was from the early third century an honorific designation used for any bishop in the West.In the East it was used only for the Bishop of Alexandria.From the 6th century, the imperial chancery of Constantinople normally reserved it for the Bishop of Rome. From the early sixth century it began to be confined in the West to the Bishop of Rome, a practice that was firmly in place by the eleventh century.The picture above is a clue? Try and also get the building in the picture right!

Answer:The Pope aand St. Peter's Basilica


Question 278

'X", or medial epicondylitis, is an inflammatory condition of the elbow which in some ways is similar to tennis elbow.The flexor muscles of the forearm, the muscles responsible for bending the fingers and thumb, clenching the fist and supinating the hand excluding biceps brachialis, come together in a common tendon which is inserted in to the medial epicondyle of the humerus at the elbow joint. In response to minor injury, or sometimes for no obvious reason at all, the point of insertion becomes inflamed.
Causes : The condition is called " X's elbow" because in making a swing in a particular sport this tendon is stressed; many people, however, who develop the condition have never played that game. It is also sometimes called Pitcher's elbow due to the same tendon being stressed by the throwing of objects such as a baseball, but this usage is much less frequent.

Answer:Golf Elbow


Question 277

Which is this building situated in New Delhi ,India? You may be hearing more about it especially in India these days?

Answer:The Election Commission of India


Question 276

What is next? The above pictures connect to a person who has come into news more for his latest venture.which venture? (order is important)
Answer:Slumdog Millionaire.Films from Danny Boyle


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Question 275

Just tell whats the relation between the three people and the statue and also its significance.

Answer:The statue is of Freddie Mercury and the 3 are remaining members of Queen.

The staute features on thecover of the final album cover of Queen which was made after Freddie's Death by the other three in the landscape.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Question 274

Inspired by what?

Answer: Pink Panther is the right answer,

Coyote was another wise guess


Question 273

The X-Y was originally a fortress built by Sultan X Tughlaq to house his version of Delhi city called _____abad. A pristine polished sandstone pillar from the 3rd century B.C. rises from the palace's crumbling remains, one of many pillars left by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka; it was moved from Punjab and re-erected in its current location in 1356.It underwent renovations in 2005.What?

Answer:No one cracked this one... its Feroz Shah Kotla which is now a cricket stadium