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Daily Question # 289 July 31, 2009

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The  Monthly  Set will  remain  open  for  one  more  day . Send  in  your  attempts  asap .

A  is  the  vertical  variant . The  initial  prototype  of  B  is  the  horizontal  one .

What  are  we  talking  about ?

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A – Saab  Viggen , also  known  as  ‘Thunderbolt

B – Kamov  Ka-50 , initial  variants  of  which  were  nicknamed  ‘Werewolf

The  connect – The  Wolfsangel , vertical  variant  of  which  is  known  as  Thunderbolt  and  horizontal  variant  as  Werewolf .

Goes  uncracked . Half  credits  to  Rithwik  for  the  ID .

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Daily Question # 288 July 30, 2009

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Last  couple  of  days  to  attempt  the  monthly  set . Send  in  your  attempts  asap .

What  term  was  coined  as  a  result  of  something  inspired  by  this  french  harbour ?

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Claude  Monet’s  ‘Impression , Sunrise’ ( Impression , Soleil  Levant ) features  the  Le  Havre  Harbour  in  France ( the  place  in  the  pics ) . The  movement  of  Impressionism is  named  after  this  very  acclaimed  work .

Cracked  by  Jithin  and  Arun  Hiregange . Impressive  work  guys !

Daily Question # 287 July 29, 2009

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The  Monthly  Set closes  attempt  on  the  31st . Send  in  your  attempts  asap.

Where  can  one  find  the  more  famous  namesake  of  the  place  pictured  below ?

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This  is  the  Trafalgar  Square  in  Bridgetown , Barbados . The  more  famous  counterpart , of  course , is  the  Trafalgar  Square  in  London .

Cracked  by  Hrishikesh  Varma , Manjith , Arun  Hiregange , Siddharth  Jain , Kamal  Rathi  and  Anil  Raghavan . Half  credits  to  Subin  and  Rithwik .

Daily Question # 286 July 28, 2009

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Last  few  days  to  attempt  the  Monthly  Set . Find  it  here and  send  in  your  attempts  asap .

Which  list  is  named  after  him ?

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Craigslist , named  so  after  founder  Craig  Newmark .

Cracked  by  Manjith , Nishanth  Raman , Siddharth  Jain , Deepthi  Mani , Mags , Kamal  Rathi , Arun  Hiregange , Ajay  Parasuraman , Johny  Walker , Rithwik , Anil  Raghavan  and  RaklodramA .

Daily Question # 285 July 28, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 8  here .

Who’s  missing  from  this  list ?

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Jacques  Anquetil ( A ) , Felice  Gimondi ( B ) , Bernard  Hinault ( C )  and  Eddy  Merckxx ( D )  were  the  only  cyclists  to  have  won  all  the  three  Grand  Tours  of  cycling , namely  the  Tour  de  France , Giro  d’Italia  and  Vuelta  a  Espana  . With  his  victory  in  Vuelta  e  Espana   2008 , Alberto  Contador , who  also  won  the  TDF  2009  couple  of  days  back , became  the  fifth  member  of  this  illustrious  list .

Goes  uncracked  yet  again !

Appu  and  Sreeram  went  for  Lance  Armstrong , half  credits  to  both  of  them  for  the  IDs .

Daily Question # 284 July 26, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 8  here .

Connect  A  and  B .

( Take  C  as  a  clue  to  work  out  B ; apologies  for  the  quality  of   B , it  was  the  only  one  I  could  find )

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The  connect – The  planes  which  dropped  the  Atom  Bombs  on  Hiroshima  and  Nagasaki

A – Enola  Gay  Tibbets , mother  of  Paul  Tibbets after  whom  the  B-29  which  dropped  the  bomb  over  Hiroshima  was  named ( as  Enola  Gay )

B – Capt  Frederick  C  Bock , after  whom  the  B-29  which  dropped  the  bomb  over  Nagasaki  was  named ( as  Bock’s  Car ) . He  was  the  actual  commander  of  the  aircraft  even  though  he  was  assigned  to  another  aircraft  known  as  The  Great  Artiste which  accompanied  Bock’s  Car on  the  Nagasaki  mission .

C  is  a  good’  wagon  also  known  as  a  ‘boxcar’  and  the  name  Bock’s  Car  is  a  pun  on  this  slang  and  the  good  officer .

Goes  uncracked !!

Daily Question # 283 July 26, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 8  here .

It  is  the  only  such  aircraft  to  have  a  unique  distinction . What ?

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Quoting  Deepu ,

“S-3B Viking “Navy One”.

On 1 May 2003, US President George W. Bush rode in the co-pilot seat of a Viking that landed on USS Abraham Lincoln, where he delivered his “Mission Accomplished” speech announcing the end of major combat in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This was the only Navy flight to date to use the callsign “Navy One””

Cracked  by  Abhi , Arun AS , Arun  Hiregange , Deepu , Ameya  and  Rithwik .

Daily Question # 282 July 24, 2009

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What’s  her  claim  to  fame ? Also  name  her  very  famous  uncle .

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Rachel  Christie , Miss  England  2009  and  the  first  ever  black  to  be  crowned  Miss  England . Her  uncle  happens  to  be  a  gentleman  named  Linford  Christie 🙂

Cracked  only  by  Ijaz  Aslam . Great  work  dude !

Daily Question # 281 July 23, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 8  here .

What  ‘error’  connects ? ( Not  an  exhaustive  list )

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These  are  the  images  featured  on  some  of  the  most  famous   and  valuable  stamps  ever . The  fact  that  made  the  stamps  valuable  was  that  all  the  images  were  inverted .

A – A  Rushlight – Featured  on  the  ‘CIA  Invert

B – Queen  Victoria – Featured  on  the  ‘Inverted  Head  4  Annas

C – Dag  Hammarskjold – Featured  on  the  ‘Dag  Hammarskjold  Invert

D – A  Black  swan – Featured  on  the  ‘Inverted  Swan

E – A  Curtiss  JN-4  ‘Jenny’  airplane – Featured  on  the  ‘Inverted  Jenny

F – The  Dendermonde  town  hall  in  Belgium – Featured  on  the  ‘Inverted  Dendermonde

Cracked  by  Abhi , Ijaz  Aslam , Arun  Hiregange , Rithwik , Anil  Raghavan  and  Johny  Walker . Salut  folks !!

Daily Question # 280 July 22, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 8  here .

Connect .

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They  are  the  all-time  leading  goalscorers  in  the  4  top  soccer  leagues  in  Europe .

Silvio  Piola  ( A ) with  274  goals  in  Serie  A , Gerd  Muller ( B )  with  365  goals  in  Bundesliga , Jimmy  Greaves ( C )  with  366  goals  in   English  top  flight  football  and  Telmo  Zarra ( D )  with  251  goals  in  the  La  Liga  are  the  men  featured .

Goes  uncracked !

Half  credits  to  Rithwik  for  the  2  IDs .