Saturday, November 28, 2009

Question 490

Put funda..


Friday, November 27, 2009

Question 489


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Question 488

What is the significance of this particular record?

Answer: In the 1940s, Harvard's famed Mark II, the precursor to today's computers, failed. When the problem was investigated, Grace Hopper and her colleagues found that a moth had lodged itself in the circuits, causing the machine to malfunction. The moth was removed with a pair of tweezers (and later was preserved at the Naval Museum in Dahlgren, along with Homer's logs).This led to the derivation of the word "Bug"


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Question 487: American Convict

This man was arrested by Berkeley police in January 2003 for drinking and driving after being pulled over for speeding. He received a breathalyzer reading of 0.17%, more than twice the California legal limit of 0.08%.
Who is he and what is his profession?


Monday, November 23, 2009

Question 486



Question 485



Sunday, November 22, 2009

Question 484

The word X in English is derived from Hindi and dates to 1762. The Hindi word referred to head massage, usually with some form of hair oil. Similar words also occur in other North Indian languages. The word and the service of head massage were introduced to Britain by a Bengali entrepreneur. This entreprenuer introduced the practice to Basil Cochrane's vapour baths while working there in London in the early 1800s, and later, together with his Irish wife, opened his "Steam and Vapour Sea Water Medicated Baths" in Brighton, England. His baths were like Turkish baths where clients received an Indian treatment of champi (X), meaning therapeutic massage. He was appointed ‘X-ing Surgeon’ to both George IV and William IV.
What is X?


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Question 483

identify the blanked face .....


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Question 482

Connect to a Indian film personality:

Answer: Anurag Kashyap! Great crack by Debashish!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Question 481

Progeria (also known as "Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome") is an extremely rare, severe, genetic condition wherein symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at an early age. Approximately one in four-million people are diagnosed with this condition. Those born with progeria typically live about thirteen years, although many have been known to live into their late teens and early twenties. It is a genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation and is not usually inherited, although there is a uniquely inheritable form.
Scientists are particularly interested in progeria because it might reveal clues about the normal process of aging. Progeria was first described in 1886 by Jonathan Hutchinson and also described independently in 1897 by Hastings Gilford. The condition was later named Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome (HGPS). What is its current significance?

Answer: Amitabh Bachchan(Auro) suffersfrom this syndrome in the movie Paa.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Question 480

X is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits sometimes termed X-um. In U.S. and Polish terminology, X (or X cement) is the carefully refined residue from the distillation process of selected crude oils. Outside these countries, the product is often called bitumen.
The primary use of X is in road construction, where it is used as the glue or binder for the aggregate particles. The road surfacing material is usually called 'X-ic concrete', AC in North America, or 'X' elsewhere. Within North America the apparent interchangeability of the words X and 'bitumen' causes confusion outside the road construction industry despite quite clear definitions within industry circles.
What is the word X which is highly famous among gamers?

Answer: Asphalt! Cracked by all!