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Daily Question # 132 February 19, 2009

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A  shows  the  poster  of  a  film  from  the  late  1960s . The  film  was  remade  early  this  decade  and  features  B , the  man  behind  C , as  himself . In  the  movie , D  claims  to  be  the  real  C  and  accuses  B  of  having  stolen  his  creation .

Identify  all .

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

Quoting  Shrey  Goyal ,

” A  is  The  Italian  Job, the  1969  original.

The  2003  remake  featured  a  cameo  by  Shawn Fanning (B), the  guy  behind  Napster (C).

In  the  movie, the  character  played  by  Seth  Green (D), a  techie, claims  that  he  made  the  original  program  which Shawn  stole  from  him (shown in flashback) while  he  was  napping  (thus  the  name  Napster), and  frequently  refers to  himself  as  the  Real  Napster

Cracked  by  Debasish , Shrey  Goyal , Abhiram , Alok , Abhi , Nishanth  Raman , Rohit  Pisharoty , Johny  Walker , Shijil , Abhishek  Chakraborty , Arun  Warrier , Incognito , Anil  Raghavan , Vikas , Aditya  and  Arun  AS . Good  attempt  by  Ajay  and  Manjith .

Daily Question # 131 February 18, 2009

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Simple  one  for  the  day .

What  takes  its  name  from  the  fact  that  it  was  part  of  the  uniforms  worn  by  the  soldiers  in  the  pic ?

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Prussian  Blue  is  named  so  because  it  was  used  extensively  to  dye  the  dark  blue  uniforms  of  the  Prussian  Army .

Cracked  by  Shijil , Shrey  Goyal , Varun  Shenoy , Rohit  Pisharoty , Anil  Raghavan  and  Incognito .

Daily Question # 130 February 17, 2009

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Connect .

A

A

B

B

A  Booby  Trap ( A )  is  one  which  is  set  up  to  be  triggered  by  an  unsuspecting  victim . It  is  named  after  the  sea  bird  Booby ( B )  because  of  similar  tactics  employed  to  catch  the  bird .

Cracked  by  Deepu , Anil  Raghavan  and  Jyothi . Good  job !!

Daily Question # 129 February 16, 2009

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Yummy !!!  Connect .

A

A

B

B

C

C

The  connect – MACARONI

A – Shows  a  Macaroni , a  term  used  in  18th  century  England  for  a  fellow  with  an  outlandish  sense  of  fashion

B – The  US  state  of   Connecticut ; the  state  anthem  is  Yankee  Doodle . The  song  mentions  of   ‘Macaroni’   and  is  a  reference  to  an  over  the  top  sense  of  fashion  and  the  Americans  who  took   part  in  the  French  and  the  Indian  War  of  the  1750s .

C – The  Macaroni  Penguin , with  a  conspicuous  Yellow  crest , thereby  resembling  a  Macaroni

Cracked  by  Abhi , Anil  Raghavan , Rohit  Pisharoty , Varun  Shenoy , Incognito , Nishanth  Raman  and  Jyothi .

Daily Question # 128 February 16, 2009

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What  is  so  ‘special’  about  this  current  Head  of  state ?

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Johanna Siguroardottir , Prime  Minister  of  Iceland , is  the  world’s  first  ever  gay/lesbian  head  of  state  in  the  modern  era .

Cracked  by  Arun  AS , Abhi , Deepthi  Mani , Anil  Raghavan , Varun  Shenoy , Nishanth  Raman , Ranjana  Ninan , Deepu , Arun  Warrier , Incognito , Wasi  Manazir , Arun  Hiregange , Anoop  Koshy , Rohan , Jyothi , Jawed , Shijil , Kamal  Rathi , Sandeep , Ijaz  Aslam  and  Vishnu .

Daily Question # 127 February 14, 2009

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A  helped  B  to  attain  a  record  of  sorts . Identify  and  explain .

A

A

B

B

Quoting  Arun  Hiregange ,

”After  FC  Zenit  of  St. Petersburg  won  the  championship  title  in  2007, the  Russian  cosmonaut  Yuri  Malenchenko  waved  a  Zenit  shirt  with  Anatoliy  Tymoschuk’s  name  on  it  while  in  space. Zenit  thus  became  the first  team  to  have  its  uniform  shown  in  space ”

Cracked  by  Arun  Hiregange , Deepu , Rohit  Pisharoty , Shijil , Abhi , Nishanth  Raman and  Anil  Raghavan .

Daily Question # 126 February 13, 2009

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Today’s  question  comes  from  Arun ‘the  good’  AS .

Identify  and  connect ( not  exactly  an  exhaustive  list ) .

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

E

E

The  Great  Gatsby ( A ) , Moby  Dick ( B ) , The  Scarlet  Letter ( C ) , Grapes  of  Wrath ( D )  and  To  Kill  a  Mockingbird ( E )  are  all  based  on  novels  which  were  contenders  for  ”The  Great  American  Novel”  concept , a  concept  that  represents  the  spirit  of  life  in  the  United  States  at  that  particular  point  of  time .

Cracked  fully  by  Deepu , Abhi , Nishanth  Raman , Rohit  Pisharoty , Varun  Shenoy  and  Shrey  Goyal .

Daily Question # 125 February 12, 2009

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A  and  B  were  exchanged  by  the  two  parties  involved  in a  deal . What  was  the  deal ?

A

A

B

B

The  transfer  of  Alaska  from  Russia  to  the  USA .

Cracked  by  Nishanth  Raman , Deepu , Shijil , Arun  AS , Abhi , Incognito , Abhishek  Chakraborty , Alok  , Anil  Raghavan , Muni , Deepthi  Mani , Rohit  Pisharoty , Arun  Warrier , Rithwik  K ,  Jyothi , Naveen  Giles , Anoop  Koshy , Manjith , Dinesh , Ram  Sripathi , Arun  Hiregange , Shrey  Goyal  and  Ajay .

Daily Question # 124 February 11, 2009

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A  was  the  black  one . B , C , D  and  E  have  all  been  proposed  to  be  the  albescent  one . Identify  all  and  explain .

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

D

E

The  funda  is  that  they  have  all  been ( or  thought  to  have  been )  the  STIG , ie  the  anonymous  racing  car  driver  on  the  BBC  show  Top  Gear .

A – Perry  Mccarthy , who  was  revealed  to  be  the  first  ever  Stig  and  used  be  dressed  up  in  black  overalls

B – Chris  Goodwin ( the  current  commentator  on  F1  along  with  Steven  Slater )

C – Julian  Bailey

D – Damon  Hill !!

E – Ben  Collins

Goodwin , Bailey , Hill  and  Collins  are  all  thought  to  be  the  new  avtar  of  the  stig , who  dresses  up  in  white  overalls  instead  of  black , and  whose  identity  is  a  closely  guarded  secret .

GOES   UNCRACKED  !!

Daily Question # 123 February 10, 2009

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Connect   A – E  to  one  of   F ‘s  songs .

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

E

E

F

F

A – Long  Island , NY

B – Rita  Hayworth

C – Matador

D – Sunrise / Sunset

E – Vecuronium , a  muscle  paralyzer

F – The  Eagles

The  connect – All  of  them  have  cocktails  containing  Tequila  named  after  them   . These  are  Long  Island  Iced  Tea , Margarita , Matador , Tequila  Sunrise/Sunset  and  Paralyzer . The  Eagles’  song , of  course , is  Tequila  Sunrise .

Cracked  (almost)  by  Vikas , Deepu , Ajay  Justin  and  Anil  Raghavan . Well  done !