Friday, April 30, 2010

Question 577

Identify the blanked out part.

Answer: The Oprah Winfrey Show. (Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards). Cracked by one and all.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Question 576

On 4 May 1951, the then managing director of the X Breweries, went on a shooting party in North Slob, by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland. He became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the koshin golden plover or the grouse. That evening at Castlebridge House he realized that it was impossible to confirm in reference books whether or not the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird.

As a result, what did he establish? Identify X.

Answer: Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness(X) Breweries established the Guinness Book Of World Records. Cracked by all.


Question 575: But Obviously

Id the logo.

Answer: The Sahara Pune Warriors owned by Sahara group which will play in IPL4. Cracked by Adi.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Question 574

The movie 'Four Minutes' is based on the then record breaking feat of X who was the first to achieve it. Currently the quickest one to do so is Y. Identify X, Y and their feat.



Answer: X-roger bannister Y-Hicham El Guerrouj and their record of running a mile within 4 minutes. Cracked by all.


Question 573: Irony

On September 15, 2003, X released her first children's book Y and it instantly became the biggest and fastest selling book ever by a first-time children's author. Y debuted at number one on the NewYork Times Bestsellers List for children's picture books and remained there for an impressive eighteen weeks. Y received the widest launch in publication history as it was released in over a hundred countries on the same day; it also debuted in thirty languages. It is now available in 40 languages and in more than 110 countries worldwide.

Her series of books may very well mark the existence for the first time of kabbalist children's books. All of the books strive to teach lessons X has learned in her study of this branch of Jewish mysticism as well as lessons X has learned throughout her life. Combined, X's first three children's books have sold over one and a half million copies worldwide.

However, X's first venture into the literary world came with the release of her 1992 coffee table book Z. The book proved to be a massive success, selling out its entire first edition.

Identify X,Y and Z.


Answer: Madonna(X) wrote her first children's book The English Roses(Y) after SEX(Z).Full points to Harsh, half to NKOB.


Question 572

Follwers of A are called B. C is a satirical religion, name derived somewhat from B. C worship D.
Identify A,B,C and D.



Answer: Ras Tafari(A), Rastafarians(B), Pastafarians(C), The Flying Spaghetti Monster(D). No one could crack it fully. Half points to everyone.


Question 571

Identify the book and its author:

Answer: Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Cracked by Nihar and Adi.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Question 570

Identify the sculpture, its location and the artist.

Answer: Anish Kapoor's Cloudgate in Chicago. Brilliant crack by KAKA'.


Question 569: Doodle

A Google doodle after many months: For what?

Answer: 20th anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope. Sitter. Cracked by all.


Question 568: A View To A Kill

Seen from where?

Answer: From the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Cracked by all.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Question 567: Not cool

What does the shaded area(dark grey) depict?

Answer: Volcanic Ash Cloud over Europe and Iceland from the Eyjafjallajökull eruptions. Cracked by all.


Question 566: Priceless

Identify him and the company he heads.

Answer: Ajay Banga, new CEO of MasterCard. Cracked by Anshuman.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Question 565: Monkey instincts

The first 'X' was invented in 1920 and patented by lawyer Sebastian Hinton in Chicago.It was sold under the trademarked name 'X'. Hinton's patent of 1920 claims the benefits of exercise and play. Hinton's chief goal, however, was to enable children to achieve an intuitive understanding of 3-dimensional space through a game in which numbers for the x, y, and z axes were called out and each child tried to be the first to grasp the indicated junction. Thus the abstraction of Cartesian coordinates could be grasped as a name of a tangible point in space. What is 'X'?

Answer: Monkey bars/jungle gym. Cracked by all.


Question 563:

Id the logo. What does 'uidai' stand for? (the blanked out part is same everywhere)

Answer: Unique Identifiacation Authority of India. Cracked by all.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Question 562

The legend states the origin of the X of Y to the Battle of Valdemar in Estonia, on June 15, 1219.
The battle was going badly, and defeat seemed imminent. But then, right when the people of Y were about to give up, the X fell from heaven. Grasping the X before it could ever touch the ground, the king took it in his hand, and proudly showed it to his discouraged troops, giving them hope, and leading them to victory.
The myth is clear. The X was given to the people of Y from God himself, and from that day forward, it was the X of Y, and Y's kings. Id X of Y and what is so special about it.

Answer: Flag of Switzerland. Cracked by all.


Question 561

Where would you see this? and Put funda.

Answer: Fail whale message on Twitter. Cracked by all.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Question 560

Identify the circled man and put funda.( Click to enlarge)

Answer: The circled man is Edward Jenner. The picture depicts the fear many people had that injecting cow pock strains in their bodies will result in the development of cow body parts on their bodies. Cracked by almost all.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Question 559: KILL SMURFS

(Still from Southpark)
The book is a parody of ? (look at the cover carefully.. pretty workable)

Answer: Avatar. Cracked only by RBaxi. Kudos!


Friday, April 9, 2010

Question 558

Identify the logo.

Answer: Starbucks Coffee. Cracked by all.


Question 557

A is best known for a particular action which was first attributed to B. Hence A is also called by the name B. The genus which A belongs is called D. C is also famous for doing the particular action of A and B.
Identify A,B,C,D and the action.



Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Question 556

Name the person at the far right.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Question 555

What's so special about this object?

Answer: The Golden Buddha at Wat Traymit, Thailand.The largest bulk golden object in the world