Thursday, March 31, 2011

Question 1068: Son of the fishing king

Question from Sukanto yet again:

Connect. Explain

Answer: Connect is Siddhartha Mallya, worked for Guiness beer, is on the board of Mohun Bagan and Deepika Padukone, um.. obvious I guess. Sorry if the title was too obvious.


Question 1067

Short and simple for today, Google doodle for what event?

Answer: On September 4, 2010, Google replaced the logo with an interactive Buckminsterfullerene or "buckyball" doodle to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its discovery.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Question 1066: Whose side are you on?

So the situation here is that the guy in pic 1 is incorrectly credited with the origin of a phrase(let's call it X) which was in reality, stated by the guy in pic 2. However, it became well known as one of 1's quotations. The phrase in question, is a counterpoint to another phrase (say Y) stated by the visionary in pic 3 and also in similar vein by the guy in pic 4. The phrases X and Y are perfect opposites of each other, if you may say so, both popular in their own right.

Identify both the phrases X and Y (half points for each). No need to identify the 4 dudes.


X: "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing"
Y: "The most important thing is not winning but taking part (in the Games)" OR "not that you won or lost but how you played the game"
1 - Vince Lombardi
2 - Henry Russell Sanders
3 - Pierre de Coubertin
4 - Grantland Rice


Monday, March 28, 2011

Question 1065

Guest question coming up from Akshay Saxena:

What's the connect between all these images?

If you have guest questions you would like to share on Quizlexic and feature as a guest author, don't miss your chance. Mail the question, it's complete detailed answer and other required information to along with your name.

Answer: Nike logo is also known as Swoosh,Jack Dorsey -founder of twitter (posts are known as Tweets),Matthew Perry played the role of Chandler Bing in f.r.i.e.n.d.s..and George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley were known as Wham!...So..Swoosh,Wham,Bing,Tweet are all examples of Onomatopoeia. Went uncracked, sadly...


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Question 1064: "Here's my son, his name is '!_______'"

“’In Canada, I used to deejay, and they used to have daytime dances in the early nineties, because ______ parents were really strict, and wouldn’t allow their kids to go out at night, so they had daytime dances, and I would deejay them. So there were always fights at these dances. It was like…these ______ fights, you know, it was like AAAAGH (* with a weird arm movement similar to someone attacking*) and I used to watch. Anyway this fight broke out at one of the dances, and in Canada there are a lot of new _______ and young , but these were like real village kids, and now they had come to the big city…and this fight breaks out and this other kid runs up to the fight, where I was standing to watch, and he says, “ Hey, nobody fight today, okay, or ‘Y’ ”.”’

The above was an excerpt from one episode of the "India Questions" series of NDTV in which X, who looked like the following picture when he was young, was invited for the talk.

ID X, and the phrase Y.

Answer: Russell Peters! 'Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad'!! :D


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Question 1063: Worth a

X, better known as Y was born on 9th March 1959. Her parents are known to be a certain George and Margaret. She has had a rather steady relationship with her boyfriend Z. She is an animal lover having had over 40 pets including a lion cub and a panda. She must be pretty rich since she also owns a Corvette, several jeeps and holds a pilot's license. She has received criticisms regarding her being a bad influence on young girls. She has also acted in many films, including a supporting role in this year's Oscar winning movie A.

ID X, Y, Z and A

Answer: X- Barbara Millicent Roberts Y- Barbie Z- Ken Carson A-Toy Story 3


Friday, March 25, 2011

Question 1062: Platter of Food!

Id the logo..

And connect with...

Answer: The company TaeguTec, headquartered in Korea, is the world's oldest cutting tool manufacturer. Berkshire Hathaway, headquartered in Omaha, chaired by Warren Buffet(aka 'Sage of Omaha') purchased an 80% stake in TaeguTec’s holding company. What is significant is that TaeguTec India is the only Buffet investment in India, he was recently here to plant a tree at the factory in Bangalore.


Question 1061

Who,according to the Cereal Guy meme, would never have a girlfriend?

Answer: Tiger Woods it is!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Question 1060: Pictues say 1000 words, but with only __________

Put funda...

Answer: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" contains all 26 letters of the alphabet. The sentence is also used to test typewriters and computers for font processing


Question 1059

Who's blanked out? Knowing the other person might help you to figure it out.

Answer: Shekroo, the giant squirrel is the mascot of the first World Roll Ball Championship to be held in Pune in April. The other guy is Raju Dabhade who 'invented' the game.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Question 1058: what's the connect?

Answer: People after whom flowers have been named. Virgin Mary- Marigold, Hyacinth, Michel Begon- Begonia, Narcissus, Louis Bouginvillae, Shahrukh Khan- The Singapore government recently named a species of orchids as Ascocenda Shahrukh Khan!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Question 1057

A guest question from Rahul Varma:

Connect and explain:

Answer: The connect is Calculus. The first two are Isaac Newton and Leibnitz who invented calculus separately. 3rd pic is George Remi aka Herge who created Tintin which features a character Professor Cuthbert Calculus. Nobody could actually get the Dwayne Johnson element. Dwayne Johnson's ring name was "The Rock" and Calculus actually means a "measuring stone/rock" in Latin.


Question 1056

X was inspired by:

X's protagonist Y follows:

Id X & Y and put funda. My apologies for an ill-formed question.

Answer: X is Dexter, The TV series, and Y is Dexter Morgan, the protagonist. He follows an unwritten set of rules, known as the Code of Harry, devised by his foster father Harry that governs who he kills and how he gets away from the murder.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Question 1055: Anni(hi)litation

Well..I'm joining the meme brigade too. The following memes suggest one of the most heinous crimes that you can ever commit. What?

Answer: Divide by zero!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Question 1054: Wake Up!


Also connect to title..

Answer: The connect is Cornelius, the rooster who is the mascot of Kellogg's Cornflakes founded by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. Corny was initially voiced by Dallas McKennon and Andy Devine (pic 2 and 3) saying his catchphrase, 'Wake up, up to Kellogg's Cornflakes', but he now just crows.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Question 1053

Question from Sukanto:

X is a famous American author of short stories and novels, and the first person to apply a patent for the periscope. He is best known for his short novel Y, whose main plot is said to have striking similarities to a disaster that happened fourteen years after the book was written, thus being the subject of discussion for many supernatural theorists and the like.

Id X and Y, and the disaster.

Answer: X is Morgan Robertson, and the novel is titled "Futility", also known as " The Wreck Of The Titan " it has an uncanny resemblance to the Titanic's sinking.


The Scoreboard

So hello people,
The scoreboard is up guys, you can find it in the tabs below the Quizlexic logo.
The top 5 scorers are listed first and then the rest of the users in an alphabetical order. We have had roughly 420-425 users till now and anyone and everyone who has ever answered is on the scoreboard.

How do you know if your score is precise?
Quite frankly, you don't! You just have to trust me and I assure you that I have updated the scoreboard without any manipulations. Your score IS accurate, of that there is no doubt.

You have answered some question and still your name doesn't appear on the scoreboard. Why?
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Scoreboard

Greetings, fellow brethren!

Good news for all of you, I have almost finished working on the Quizlexic Scoreboard and some final finishing touches and reviews remain and it will be up till tomorrow. It will be announced tomorrow again. The Scoreboard will be in alphabetical order barring the top 5 scorers. A point has been assigned to each question and the scores have been updated right from Question no. 1 to the latest question Question 1045.

Also, I request all of you to answer with a specific name and not anonymously. As all anonymous comments till now have been ignored and it is, after your loss. If you have answered on Quizlexic by 2 or more different names, your score will be displayed against each name differently. So, of you are one of them e-mail us at with all the names you have used to answer on Quizlexic.


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Question 1052: No Entry's Anil Kapoor

In this demotivational poster, identify the guy? What is the text a reference to?

Answer: Freddie Mercury, who was tested HIV positive and died of AIDS. So being positive, isn't the best thing after all!

P.S. Another Blog In The Wall is up and running once again and will be updated daily from now-on.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Question 1051: Lengthy roads

Who is the guy lying down? And what's happening?

Answer: Oliver Smoot who was used to measure the length of the Harvard Bridge and gave rise to the non standard unit Smoot = 5'7''(his height at the time). The bridge was measured to be 364.4 smoots +/- 1 ear. Ironically, Oliver Smoot went on to become President of International Organisation for Standardisation.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Question 1050

X: Among the large headlines concerning Y this morning there's one asking that you watch for a lovely girl with a big rabbit. An ancient legend says a beautiful Chinese girl called Chang-o has been living there for about 4000 years. It seems she was banished to Z because she stole the pill for immortality from her husband. You might also look for her companion, a large Chinese rabbit, who is easy to spot since he is only standing on his hind feet in the shade of a cinnamon tree. The name of the rabbit is not recorded.

A: Okay, we'll keep a close eye for the bunny girl.

ID X, Y, Z and A.

Answer: X - Houston, Y - Apollo, Z- the moon, A - Michael Collins.


Question 1049: What's in a name??

Question from Sukanto:

X was named after Thomas Edison. But his parents decided to call him 'Edson' (although many documents still show his name as Edison due to a mistake on the birth certificate). He got the current nickname when he was in school because of his incorrect pronunciation of the name of his favorite player, a local goalkeeper. X later stated that he had no idea what it meant.

Id X and connect to:

Answer: Pele! The logo is of New York Cosmos, a team Pele played for and is currently the Honorary President of.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Question 1048: History does repeat itself, many times

What does this image depict? Put funda.

Answer: The tsunami wave height in Pacific Ocean which hit Japan last week.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Question 1047: Doth I?

Simple enough...Name the graphic novel.

Answer: Kate and William: A Very Public Love Story


Question 1046: Storm Blooper

On 20 June 2009, "Sun" newspaper revealed that X would finally show the world his face, in X's TV show the next day. X wished to unmask himself to quash speculation over his identity, stating "He's been fed up with newspapers speculating that he's a photocopier salesman from Bolton, or lives in a pebble-dashed house in Bristol".

The show first depicted X driving a Ferrari round the test track and then after walking off, unmasked himself to reveal he was Y. In the following interview, Y then played up to some of the supposed defining character traits of X. The BBC would initially not confirm or deny it was a just a stunt, but a spokesman was quoted as saying "You have to bear in mind that Z(The show) is an entertainment programme. We never reveal who or what X is,".

Solve for X, Y and Z.

Answer: The Stig(X), Michael Schumacher(Y) and Top Gear(Z)


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Question 1045: Nothing is forever

Connect to a 3-word phrase.

Answer: The connect is Strawberry Fields Forever, a Beatles song. The first is a orphanage named "Strawberry Field" in Liverpool, England. The 2nd is a memorial for John Lennon in Central Park, New York named "Strawberry Fields". The 3rd is Gemma Atterton as the agent "Strawberry Fields" in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quesion 1044: I Swear!

Here are a few lines from a well known passage:

I swear........the following Oath and agreement:
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art, to live in common with look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.
I will prescribe regimens...........according to my ability and never do harm to anyone.
I will not give______________________________________________ and similarly I will not give a pessary to a woman...
But I will preserve the purity of my life and arts.
I will not cut for stone..... I will leave this to be performed by.....specialists in this art.
....All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession......I will keep secret and will never reveal.
If I keep this oath faithfully may I enjoy life and practice my art, respected by all and in all times, but if I swerve from it, may the reverse be my lot.

1. Identify the passage
2. What do the lines in bold refer to?
3. The blanked out line has special significance in a current issue..Explain.

And well, the three questions aren't related..

Answer: The Hippocratic Oath. The bold part warns physicians against the 'cutting' of people suffering from stones(kidney or gall bladder) something better left to surgeons.
The blank says 'I will not give a lethal drug to anyone even if I be asked', suggesting euthanasia, a current topic of legal discussion.


Question 1043

X-ian engineering is the process of breaking down complex products into its fundamental components and then building the product again in the cheapest way available. This ensures simpler and easier ways to handle processes and products. Indians and South Asians are known for this method. The company Y intended to convey deep frugality and a willingness to challenge conventional wisdom applied to engineering, technological innovation, and new product development. The name originated from India, and was named following the Z, Y's most pathbreaking product in its field. It is associated with the sentence "Getting more [services] from less [resources] for more [people]".

Solve for X, Y and Z.

Answer: X-Gandhi Y- Tata Motors Z-Nano


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Question 1042

Ole Lukøje, one of Hans Christian Andersen's folk tales, told of the different dreams X gave to a young boy in a week. X would sprinkle dust in the eyes of the children. He said:

“There is nobody in the world who knows so many stories as Ole-Luk-Oie ( X ), or who can relate them so nicely. In the evening, while the children are seated at the table or in their little chairs, he comes up the stairs very softly, for he walks in his socks, then he opens the doors without the slightest noise, and throws a small quantity of very fine dust in their eyes, just enough to prevent them from keeping them open, and so they do not see him. Then he creeps behind them, and blows softly upon their necks, till their heads begin to droop. But Ole-Luk-Oie does not wish to hurt them, for he is very fond of children, and only wants them to be quiet that he may relate to them pretty stories, and they never are quiet until they are in bed and asleep. As soon as they are asleep, Ole-Luk-Oie seats himself upon the bed. He is nicely dressed; his coat is made of silken stuff; it is impossible to say of what color, for it changes from green to red, and from red to blue as he turns from side to side. Under each arm he carries an umbrella; one of them, with pictures on the inside, he spreads over the good children, and then they dream the most beautiful stories the whole night. But the other umbrella has no pictures, and this he holds over the naughty children so that they sleep heavily, and wake in the morning without having dreamed at all.”

X is an inspiration to a song released in 1991. Which song?
This meme above might help you identify.
If it's not much trouble, identify this type of meme too.
Answer: X is the Sandman, the song is Metallica's hit single " Enter Sandman", and the meme is called Joseph Ducreux.


Question 1041

Meme time! In this Harry Potter meme, identify both the words which have been blanked out.

Answer: Black and Sirius(Serious, if anyone didnt get it by now)


Monday, March 7, 2011

Question 1040: Where there is a Will, there is a mop of hair

Give me a connect.

Answer: Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith and Jada-Pinkett Smith. Acted in The Pursuit of Happyness which is based on the life of Chris Gardner and his son(pic 1), and in the remakes of The Karate Kid(2) and The Day the Earth Stood Still(3)