Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Question 1300: Biting the dust

Identify the symbol.


Answer: It's the symbol of Prince, the musician.

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Question 1299

A nun(in pic) from Harlem(New York) is suing Walt Disney Co. and Sony Pictures, producers of the hit film X, claiming that the film is actually based on her autobiography. She published the autobiography in 1987. The film was released in 1992. Which film?



Answer: Sister Act in which Whoopi Goldberg plays the nun.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Question 1298: Connect!

A: What's in a name?


B: Company founded in 1901-

C: Brand name associated with the connect. Gets it's name from a place related to 'A' (incidentally 'A' is also known to have held an important coveted position here). It's also the place where 'B' is currently stationed.

D: Won it!


E: Tie-up in India:


F: Social initiative:


G: Peculiar pair:



Give all the elements and connect. Proper fundae expected!

Answer: The connect is ITC (Indian Tobacco Company).

A: Henry Overtan Wills (founder of ITC and also gives name to the 'Wills' brand from ITC)
B: Imperial Tobacco (originally ITC stood for Imperial Tobacco Company)
C: Bristol- ITC's first brand. H. O. Wills was also the first chancellor of University of Bristol.
D: 1996 Cricket WC: The Wills Cup
E: ITC Hotels tie-up with Sheraton Intl.
F: E-choupal: ITC initiative for farmers
G: Soha Ali Khan and Yuvraj Singh: Brand ambassadors of 'Classmate', an ITC product.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Question 1297: He doesnt hyde

Connect the images to a certain rather notorious person X:

1. The album "It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah" by the Britpop band Black Grape


2. A still from the film True Lies

3. His most famous film role

4. This novel

Y does not connect to X like the images do, but he has a direct relation to X. So serves as a big clue here:
Y

So identify X and connect.

Answer: Carlos the Jackal aka Ilich Ramirez Sanchez.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Question 1296

Handmade sketches for which creature?


Answer: Predator.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Question 1295

X can be described in the following ways;


A
The X is a facial expression that expresses sarcasm and or a covert form of patronising someone after they had they had said or done something completely and utterly stupid.

It is not suppose to be attractive, It is equivalent to rolling the eyes backwards.

note: It can be also said that this is a form of non-verbal communication

B
Head Still, Lips shrilled up in a circular shape while blinking consequently every 3 second intervals

C
It has been related to the Joker in Batman



Answer: The trollface

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Question 1294: Ob!

What do these guys have in common?







Answer: Franchise owners for the Indian racing league: Arindam Chaudhari, Rudra Dalmia and Arjun Bajlee, Nagarjuna and SRK with Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai respectively

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Question 1293: The bell chain


X(as the world knows him/her) gained global fame for uploading commercial DVD movies on the Internet as free downloads. The resulting files can in turn be easily distributed through the internet and be viewed instantly on a computer. A certain download-tracking firm found that 33.5% of movies downloaded from internet, during a random sampling, were originally uploaded by X. Because of X's reputation for quality, the name X is often faked by a variety of imitators.

Due to its popularity on the internet, the pseudonym X  is falsely assumed by a variety of individuals and groups to mimic the source identity as a disguise for their own uploads. These faked files usually contain useless or potentially malicious data.

Id X.


Answer: aXXo

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Question 1292: Fit for the bathroom

Very VERY recent news... why is this not-so-famous couple suddenly all over the internet? The "thing" that has given them so much recognition has also been the number one Indian trending word on Twitter this week.



Answer: The couple is Aishwarya Rajnikanth(yes, HIS daughter) and Dhanush. The song "Why This Kolaveri Di" sung by Dhanush, from the upcoming film "3" directed by Aishwarya and starring Dhanush is the reason for their sudden fame. Need I say more?

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Question 1291: What?

video




Alright officer voiced by whom?


Answer: Samuel L Jackson.

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Question 1290: Hari Om


 Simple.....ID the book and the author : -





Answer: The Immortals Of Meluha by Amish Tripathi

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Question 1289

"Milan milan solo con te
Milan milan sempre per te

Camminiamo noi accanto ai nostri eroi
Sopra un campo verde sotto un cielo blu
Conquistate voi una stella in piã¹
A brillar per noi
E insieme cantiamo

Milan milan solo con te
Milan milan sempre per te

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Una grande squadra
Sempre in festa olã¨
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
E insieme cantiamo

Milan milan solo con te
Milan milan sempre per te

Con il milan nel cuore
Nel profondo dell'anima
Un vero amico sei
E insieme cantiamo

Milan milan solo con te
Milan milan sempre con te

Oh oh oh oh oh ...."

Song written and composed by __________ along with Tony Renis. Which song? FIB.


Answer: The song is indeed the anthem of AC Milan. It has been written by Silvio Berlusconi, former PM of Italy and current president of AC Milan.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Question 1288

Connect the political personality 1 to the place named after the person in 2:




Answer: THIS QUESTION HAS BEEN SCRAPPED. INCORRECT QUESTION as pointed out. I meant the 2nd person to be Donald Friell McLeod, the Lieutenant Governor of British Punjab after whom McLeod Ganj(a suburb of the hill station Dharamshala) has been named. McLeod Ganj serves as the headquarters for the Tibetan Government-in-exile. 1 is Lobsang Sangay, the current "Kolan Tripa"(equivalent to Prime Minister) of the Tibetan government in exile. However, 2 is not Donald Friell McLeod but "DONALD MCLEOD" another person with the same name who was actually an Australian politician. So all and all, a wrong question. All apologies. Kudos to Adi though! :D

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Question 1287

 This recently launched website has this image as it's header:


It offers the chance to fly in a flight stimulator(Boeing 737) with X, the person behind this venture.

The website states:
"X has arranged for members of the ______ Fan Club the get the first chance to not just be a passenger, but to actually fly a Boeing 737, in a state-of-the-art full motion 737 flight simulator with personal instruction from X! This full motion flight simulator has recently been purchased by X and one of his work colleague as part of their aviation business, training and checking pilots and crews.The simulator is located at Heathrow Airport, London. This experience is available over a span of 12 days this December. All participants will be given a personally signed commemorative certificate as a souvenir of their experience. This costs £666 +vat (at 20%) for one hour of simulator time with X"

Identify X/website. Answer: Bruce Dickinson, frontman of Iron Maiden. Apart from being a musician, he is also a professional pilot. The website is named www.bruceair.co.uk.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Question 1286: Deal with it

Simple stuff...Identify.


Answer: Ian McKellen, the actor who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Magneto in the X-Men film series.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Question 1285

Connect image 1 and 2 to a certain person X,  and put complete funda regarding X's thesis which related 1 to 2. (No need to identify the individual images)

1

2


Answer: 1. Angraecum sesquipedale(Darwin's Orchid)
2. Xanthopan morgani The connect is Charles Darwin. The orchid,endemic to Madagascar, was first discovered in 1798. It is noteworthy for its long spur and its association with the naturalist Charles Darwin who surmised that the flower was pollinated by a then undiscovered moth with a proboscis whose length was then unprecedented. His prediction had gone unverified until 21 years after his death when the moth was discovered and his conjecture vindicated. The story of its postulated pollinator has come to be seen as one of the celebrated predictions of the theory of evolution.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Question 1284

The name of this small village X is derived from the red flower Butea which is known as Polash in Bengali and flowers in the spring. In 1998, the Khaitan Group, which has a factory in this village X for making sugar, had tried to change the name to Khaitan Nagar. However, protests from the locals led the group to scrap the proposal.

Connect X to the two men shown below.




Answer: X is the village Palashi which goes by the anglicized name Plassey which is famous as the site for the Battle of Plassey between Robert Clive(1) of the British East India Company and the Nawab of Bengal Siraj Ud Daulah(2).

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Question 1283

Connect the two ladies.




Answer: 1)Bianca Castafiore(from the Tintin series) a.k.a. The Milanese Nightingale
2) Sarojini Naidu a.k.a. The Nightingale of India. So basically the connect is Nightingale.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Question 1282

Today's question contributed by Adi Karve.

Identify the young kid.




Mail your guest questions with its answer and your complete answer to quizlexic@gmail.com.
Answer: Sebastian Vettel it is! Awesome response guys.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Question 1281: Who's worth it?

1920 print ad of which company? Marked in red is it's original name.

Answer: L'Oreal it is!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Question 1280

Today's question is contributed by Suyash Thite.


X and Y are football players who represent/represented the same national team. X currently plays in the Barclays Premiere League. In 2003 X became the youngest player to debut for his country thus breaking the record which was previously held by Y(since 1976), probably the most famous player for his country. Due to X's diminutive figure and stocky build, he is often compared with players like Romario and Y.

The lady is also another connection between the two players X and Y.



Identify the 2 players X and Y(0.5 points eacj) and their connection to the lady(1 point). Total 2 points are up for grabs.


Mail your guest questions to quizlexic@gmail.com with complete details, answers and your name to feature on Quizlexic! Thanks.

Answer: X: Sergio "Kun" Aguero Y: Diego Maradona. The lady is Gianina Maradona, the daughter of Maradona and the wife of Aguero.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Question 1279: They need somebody, not just anybody

Keith Emerson and Greg Lake met in San Francisco and on working together, found their styles to be compatible and complementary. Seeking a drummer to complete the band, they approached the drummer of X's eponymous band but they changed their minds when he turned up for a jamming session with rude bodyguards armed with weapons. They instead got Carl Palmer, who at that time was a member of Atomic Rooster. Thus formed the trio"Emerson Lake and Palmer".

X, tired of his band and wanting to deviate from his usual style, showed an interest in playing with the trio. This led the British media to speculate about a supergroup called HELP. Because of scheduling conflicts, such plans were difficult to realize. The trio planned a jam session with X but X died 26 days later, and the three pressed on as Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Identify X.


Answer: Jimi Hendrix. The band would have been called HELP i.e. Hendrix, Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Question 1278

Simple Sunday Sawaal. Just identify the personality.

Answer: Dara Singh

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Question 1277: Elephants, always trust them to....

Connect the following images to an event which happened on this very day. And explain every element , no points for just the overall connect. 3 points up for grabs. One for each element.






Answer: 

1st pic: Ancient Chinese rockets which probably were the first applications of gunpowder 
2nd pic: Albus Dumbledore, who has a pet phoenix named "Fawkes". JK Rowling named the character after Guy Fawkes. 
3rd pic: Hugo Weaving, who played the protagonist named "V" in the film "V for Vendetta" based on the comic book of the same name. The character "V" wears a Guy Fawkes mask and follows Fawkesian principles. 
Connect: The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, was carried out by Guy Fawkes who attempted and failed to blow up the British Parliament on 5th November(today). He was hanged, and thus in his memory, Guy Fawkes Night/Bonfire Night is celebrated on 5th November every year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night 
P.S. Do watch the movie V for Vendetta.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Question 1276: Thank you, Mihir

This is a 10-km long defensive line made of dragon's teeth that was built during World War II in Switzerland. These lines of defensive blocks can be found all over Switzerland, but more predominantly in border areas. Their purpose was to stop tank invasions. What is it called?



Answer: The Toblerone line, named after the chocolate brand.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Question 1275

Okay, so connect these images. Each image is specific, and the order is important. Also there's a reason why the 1st image is repeated at the end. Explain if you want, but more essentially, give me the full connect.

1
2
3
4

5


Answer: So basically this is the tracklist of the concept album "Animals" by the English progressive/psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd.
1. Pigs On the Wing (Part 1)
2. Dogs
3. Pigs (Three Different Ones
4. Sheep
5. Pigs On the Wing (Part 2)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animals_%28Pink_Floyd_album%29
Animals is loosely based on George Orwell's political fable Animal Farm, its lyrics described various classes in society as different kinds of animals; the combative dogs, despotic ruthless pigs, and the "mindless and unquestioning herd" of sheep.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Question 1274: Helping students pass since...

 You must have encountered this guy in your maths textbooks. Identify.



Answer: Guillaume François Antoine, Marquis de l'Hôpital of the L'Hospital Rule fame used in calculus.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Question 1273: This shit is real!

A real life example of what?


Answer: A meercat and a warthog, more specifically Timon and Pumba.

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