Monday, February 25, 2013

Question 1466

Identify. Too many clues there. Sorry I'm bored and running dry at the moment.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Question 1465

Focussing onto a 20 cm × 25 cm (7.9 in × 9.8 in) pewter plate coated with bitumen of Judea, a mixture similar to asphalt, hardening the bitumen mixture by exposing it to about 8 hours of light, while the unexposed portions remained water soluble and then washing them away with a mixture of oil of lavender and white petroleum gave this. What is it called?


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Question 1464

-X. What is missing?


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Question 1463

Subject in question: La Gioconda/La Joconde
First at the scene: Louis Beroud
Initial Suspects: Guillaume Apollinaire, X(Implicated by Apollinaire)
Culprit: Y
Gimme X.

Answer: Pablo Picasso


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Question 1462:Atithi Devo Bhava

A fairly simple one..
X was living at Nether Stowey (a village in the foothills of the Quantocks). It is unclear where the event  actually took place..

On awakening he(X) appeared to himself to have a distinct recollection of the whole, and taking his pen, ink, and paper, instantly and eagerly wrote down the lines that are here preserved. At this moment he was unfortunately called out on business by Y, and detained by him above an hour, and on his return to his room, found, to his no small surprise and mortification, that though he still retained some vague and dim recollection of the general purport of the vision, yet, with the exception of some eight or ten scattered lines and images, all the rest had passed away like the images on the surface of a stream into which a stone has been cast, but, alas! without the after restoration of the latter!

Answer: Kubla Khan and the Person from Porlock


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Question 1461: L'exquis

[sic]According to tradition, a marshal of artillery to French king Henry IV, François Hannibal d'Estrées, presented the X monks at Vauvert, near Paris, with an alchemical manuscript that contained a recipe for an "elixir of long life" in 1605. The recipe eventually reached the religious order's headquarters at the Y monastery, in Voiron, near Grenoble. It has since then been used to produce the "Elixir Végétal de la Y". The formula is said to call for 130 herbs, flowers, and secret ingredients combined in a wine alcohol base. The monks intended their liqueur to be used as medicine. The recipe was further enhanced in 1737 by Brother Gérome Maubec.
The beverage soon became popular, and in 1764 the monks adapted the elixir recipe to make Z(Green), as is known today. In 1793, the monks were expelled from France, and manufacture of the liqueur ceased. Several years later they were allowed to return. In 1838, they developed Yellow Z, a sweeter, 40% alcohol (80 proof) liqueur, colored with saffron.
The monks were again expelled from the monastery following a French law in 1903, and their real property, including the distillery, was confiscated by the government. The monks took their secret recipe to their refuge in Tarragona, Spain, and began producing their liqueurs with the same label, but with an additional label which said Liqueur fabriquée à Tarragone par les Pères X ("liquor manufactured in Tarragona by the X Fathers").
Today, the liqueurs are produced in Voiron using the herbal mixture prepared by two monks at Y. The exact recipes for all forms of Z remain trade secrets and are known at any given time only to the two monks who prepare the herbal mixture. Just gimme Z(below)

Answer: Chartreuse