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Daily Question # 463 January 30, 2010

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Last  day  to  attempt  the  Monthly . Find  it  here .

Who  connects ?

A

B

J.D. Salinger ( R.I.P  good  man ) .

Holden and Banky (characters in Chasing Amy { A } , played by Ben and Jason) are named after Holden Caufield and Ed Banky, both from the J. D. Salinger novel “The Catcher in the Rye” . B  is  the  cover  of  the  album  J.D. Salinger  by  The  Wynona  Riders .

Most  of  you  got  the  Wynona  Riders  part  wrong . However , full  points  to anyone  mentioning  Salinger . Cracked  by  Abhijeet , Dr Vijaynath V ( thanx for the extra info ! ) , Rajith Ravi , Kashyap , Balakrishnan , Rithwik , Yadhu , Manu  Sathian , K.R.R , Nitish , Max , Arun , Arjun , Sai Ganesh  and  Anil  Raghavan .

Daily Question # 462 January 30, 2010

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What  happened  to  his  eyes ?

Quoting  Kaushik  Saha ,

“He is Argus, the giant with a hundred eyes. According to Ovid, to commemorate her faithful watchman, Hera had the hundred eyes of Argus preserved forever, in a peacock’s tail” . Check  other  comments  for  interesting  details .

Cracked  by  Kashyap , Ajay Parasuraman , Anil Raghavan , Anjay , Kaushik Saha , Balakrishnan , Rajith Ravi , Dr Vijaynath V , Rithwik , Deepthi Mani , Yadhu , Manu Sathian , Subin  and  Max .

Daily Question # 461 January 28, 2010

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Id  the  chap in  A . Also name  the  work  of  art  featured  in  the  card  he’s  holding . Connect  the  work  of  art  to  B .

A

B

Quoting  Anjay ,

“A – Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate gallery
Painting – “Sir Nicholas Serota Makes an Acquisitions Decision” by Charles Thompson
B – Tracy Emin, artist who is known to exhibit her used bed, underwear etc as works of art. The above painting satirises this, especially since Nicholas Serota was a judge on the panel which reviewed Emin’s paintings”

Cracked  by  Balakrishnan , Rithwik , Bobby , Rajith  Ravi , Anon , Dr Vijaynath V , Anjay , Anil  Raghavan , Vinayak007 , Kashyap and  Fresstyler . Half  credits  to  Kaushik  Saha  and  Abhi .

Daily Question # 460 January 27, 2010

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Who  was  her  most  famous  pupil ?

This  is  Anne  Sullivan , and  her  most  famous  pupil , of  course , was  Helen  Keller .

Cracked  by  Rajith  Ravi , Abhijeet , Deepu , Manjith , Manu  Sathian , Dr Vijaynath V , Kaushik  Saha , Yadhu , Rithwik , Vetti , Balakrishnan , Shakya , V Chandrashekar , Ajith Prabhakar , Kamal  Rathi , Anil Raghavan , Nishanth Raman , Bobby , Deepthi Mani , Gokul , Anon , Dinesh , Chithananda , Abhi  and  Shibu Sasidharan .

Daily Question # 459 January 26, 2010

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The  colourful  bird  is  the  proud  owner  of  a  record . What ?

The  Argentine  Blue  Bill  Duck , among  vertebrates , has  the  longest  penis  in  relation  to  its  body  length .

Cracked  by  Rajith  Ravi , Freestyler , Vinayak007 , Kaushik  Saha , Subin , Abhijeet , Siddharth  Jain , Rithwik , Balakrishnan , Shibu  Sasidharan  and  Frank  Anthony .

Daily Question # 458 January 25, 2010

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The  Monthly  will  be  open  till  the  31st . Find  it  here .

A  very  famous  tradition  associated  with  this  location  came  to  an  end  this  year . What ?

Quoting  Manu  Sathian ,

“Every year since 1949, a stranger – known locally as the Poe Toaster – has left three roses and a half-bottle of cognac on Edgar Allan Poe’s grave in Baltimore on his birthday. The roses are believed to represent the three bodies buried beneath the monument – Poe, his mother-in-law and his wife Virginia; the significance of the cognac is not known.

This year he failed to show up this tradition as 2009 marked the bicentennial of Poe’s birth”

Cracked  by  Rithwik , Siddharth Jain , Dinesh , Yadhu , Dr Vijaynath , Manu  Sathian , Bobby , Varun , Sai Ganesh , Rajith Ravi , Mayug , Freestyler , Nooney  and  Kaushik  Saha .

Daily Question # 457 January 24, 2010

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 12  here .

Connect ( Not  exhaustive ) .

A

B

C

D

E

F

Wilma  Rudolph ( A )  nicknamed  The  Black  Pearl , Anthony  Fokker ( B )  nicknamed  The  Flying  Dutchman , The  Interceptor ( C ) used  by  Mad  Max in  the  eponymous  movie  franchise , Vijay  Mallya’s  Indian  Empress ( D ) , Space  Shuttle  Endeavour ( E )  and  a  Flying  Dragon ( F )  which  would  translate  to  Hai  Peng in  Chinese .

Black  Pearl , The  Flying  Dutchman , HMS  Interceptor , Empress , Endeavour  and  Hai  Peng  are  Ships  in  The  Pirates  of  the  Carribean  trilogy .

Uncracked .

Daily Question # 456 January 23, 2010

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Find  the  Monthly  Set –  12  here.

What  inspired  the  title  of  this  TV  show ?

The  name  ‘The  Kumars  at  No. 42′ is  inspired  by  the  number  42  from  The  Hitchhiker’s  Guide  to  the  Galaxy . See  Kaushik’s  comment  for  more  details .

Cracked  by  my  dearest  partner  Vasu , Kaushik  Saha , Nishanth  Raman , Nitish  Khadiya , Siddharth  Jain , Rachit  Agarwal and  Freestyler.

@ Nishanth – My bad :-(

Daily Question # 455 January 22, 2010

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A  sports  entity  takes  its  name  from  Roman  equivalent  of  the  goddess  featured  below . However , the  most  famous  nickname  of  this  entity  is  opposite  of  what  the  name  of  the  Roman  goddess  means .

Just  name  the  entity.

This  is  Hebe , the  Roman  Goddess  of  Youth . Her  Roman  counterpart  is  Juventas ( which , again , means  youth ). The  name Juventus  F.C. derives  from  Juventas . The  most  famous  nickname  of  the  club  is  ‘The  Old  Lady’ , which , in  fact , is  a  pun  on  the  meaning  of  Juventas .

Uncracked.

Daily Question # 454 January 21, 2010

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Find  the  MS-12  here.

3  parts . 3  points .

i.) The  location  in  A  was  the  subject  of  two  famous  paintings  X  and  Y  by  Z . Solve  for  all . ( 1  point )

ii.) Where  did  the  lady ( in  B ) go  to  at  the  chap’s ( in B )  urging  when  their  marriage  was  publicly  disclosed ? ( 1 point )

iii.) The  general  area  the  lady  in  part  ii went  to  was  the  subject  of  couple  of   paintings  by  C . Connect  one  of  these  paintings  by  C  to  one  of  the  paintings  asked  in  part  i . ( 1  point )

A

B

C

Part i – This  is  the  Church  of  San  Giorgio  Maggiore ( A ) in  Venice . The  paintings  I  was  looking  for  were  ‘San  Giorgio  Maggiore  at  Dusk’ ( X ) and  San  Giorgio  Maggiore  by  Twilight’ ( Y ) by  Claude  Monet ( Z ) .

Part ii – Abelard  urged  Heloise to  go  to  the  convent  of  Argenteuil  in  Paris  when  their  marriage  was  publicly  disclosed .

Part iii – The  man  in  the  pic  is  Edouard  Manet . He  painted  Argenteuil and  Banks  of  the  Seine  at  Argenteuil with  the  location  as  the  setting.

The  connect – San  Giorgio  Maggiore  at  Dusk and Banks  of  the  Seine  at  Argenteuil are  the  two  paintings  stolen  by  Thomas  Crown  in  the  movie  ‘The  Thomas  Crown  Affair’ .

Nobody  got  the  connect . The  rest  were  cracked  in  bits  and  pieces  by  Manu  Sathian , Dr  Vijaynath  V , Rajith  Ravi , Kaushik  Saha , Subin , Rithwik  and  Anjay  MA .

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