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Daily Question # 319 August 31, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 9  here .

Which  ‘record-breaking’  event  connects ?

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P.S . – The  question  may  not  be  suitable  for  minors 🙂

Porno  actress  Annabel  Chong ( A )  is  famous  for  her   251  sex  acts  with  about  70  men  over  a  ten-hour  period, setting  world  record  in  the  process  in  1995  and  the  footage  being  packaged  as  The  World’s  Biggest  Gang  Bang . Chuck  Palahniuk’s ( B )  novel  ‘Snuff‘  was  inspired  by  Chong’s  feat  and  features  the  female  lead  trying  to  set  a  world  record  by  engaging  in  sexual  acts  with  600  men .

Cracked  by  Debasish , Rithwik , Anil  Raghavan , Arun  Hiregange , Comfortably  and  Technically  Dumb , Anon  and  my  dearest  friend  Vasu ( Welcome  bac  Vasu  da ..Such  a  pleasure  to  see  you  here 🙂 )

Daily Question # 318 August 30, 2009

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What  precedent  was  set  during  the  incident  depicted  below ?

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The  painting  depicts  the  wreck  of  the  British  Naval  ship  HMS  Birkenhead  in  1852 . There  weren’t  enough  lifeboats  and  the  soldiers  on-board  stood  firm , allowing  the  women  and  children  to  board  the  boats  first . This  gave  rise  to  the  “women  and  children  first”  protocol  in  the  event  of  a  mishap .

Cracked  by  Manjith , Arun  Hiregange , Anil  Raghavan  and  Ijaz  Aslam .

Daily Question # 317 August 30, 2009

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Artist  A’s   famous  painting  B  inspired  the  writer  C  to  publish  his  masterpiece  D .

Solve  for  A-D .

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Nicolas  Poussin’s  ( A )  ‘A  Dance  to  the  Music  of  Time’ ( B ) inspired  Anthony  Powell’s ( C )  series  of  books  of  the  same  name ( D ) .

Rithwik , Arun  Hiregange , Ob , Hrishi , Sharat  and  Anil  Raghavan  danced  perfectly  to  the  tunes  of  this  question .

Daily Question # 316 August 29, 2009

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His contribution to cricket?

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Vinoo  Mankad , of  the  ‘Mankading‘ (in)fame , among  many  other  things .

Cracked  by  Manjith , Anil  Raghavan , Arun  Hiregange , Rithwik , Kaustuba , Kamal  Rathi , Abhijeet  and  Kutti  Mash .

Daily Question # 315 August 27, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 9  here .

Connect .

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Lackadaisical  attitude  of  the  BSNL  chaps  here  in  NE  keeps  my  internet  connection  in  suspended  animation  every  second  day . Apologies  to  everyone  for  the  delay .

Pic  A  shows  Victor  Hasselblad , the  man  behind  the  Swedish  company  Hasselblad  Cameras . In  1966 , Michael  Collins , during  a spacewalk , dropped  his  Hasselblad  SWC  and  this  was  widely  publicised  as  ”Sweden’s  first  ever  satellite” 🙂 . Pic  B  shows  Viking , the  first  ever  Swedish  satellite  launched  in  1986 . And  therein  lies  the  connect .

Goes  uncracked !

Daily Question # 314 August 26, 2009

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All  of  them  were  targets / intended  targets . What  was  their  ‘devilish’  crime ?

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All  of  them  translated/published  Salman Rushdie’s  ‘Satanic  Verses’  into  various  languages .

Hitoshi  Igarashi ( A ) , the  Japanese  translator  was  stabbed  to  death , William  Nygaard ( B ) , the  Norwegian  publisher  survived  an  assassination  attempt  and  so  did  celebrated  Turkish  author  Aziz  Nesin ( C ) , who  was  the    intended  target  of  the  Sivas  Massacre  of  1993 .

Cracked  by  Jyothi , Manjith , Arun  Hiregange , Anubhav  Bhattacharjee , Kamal  Rathi , Shrey  Goyal , Rithwik , Anil  Raghavan  and  Compfortably & Technically  Dumb .

The Monthly Set – 9 August 26, 2009

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We  are  back  with  the  monthly  set  for  the  month  of  August .

The  set  is  open  till  the  5th  of  September .

As  usual , we  have  2  sections  with  10  questions  each  and  each  question  scoring  one  point .

Section  A  is  a  simple  visual  round  and  section  B  is  a  theme/connect  round . The  links  to  the  theme  maybe  in  the  question  or  the  answer .

All  the  best !

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Daily Question # 313 August 25, 2009

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Issues  in  the  north  east  have  been  sorted  out 🙂

Who  were  their  male  counterparts ?

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Richard  Gere , George  Clooney  and  LeBron  James  are  the  only  men  to  have  featured  on  the  cover  of  Vogue . Gere  appeared  alongside  Cindy  Crawford ( A )  while  George  Clooney  and  LeBron  James  both  had  Gisele  Bundchen ( B & C 🙂 )  to  give  them  company .

Cracked  by  somebody  who  doesnt  do  justice  to  his  name . Take  a  bow , Comfortably  and  Technically  Dumb  a.k.a  Kaustuba !

{P.S.  – Abhishek , ive given you full credits , but then i guess  your  attempt  came  in late}

Daily Question #312 August 25, 2009

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The two people featured above are Emil Jannings and Neil Diamond. Jannings won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the year 1929. Neil Diamond was also the first actor to win something: the first ever Razzie for the Worst Actor, in 1980.

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Daily Question #311 August 23, 2009

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By what honorific title is this man referred to at Google Inc.?

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This is Google employee Matt Cutts, who, quoting Appu, “earned the nickname “porn cookie guy” for giving his wife’s homemade cookies to any Googler who provided an example of unwanted pornography in the search results.”

So the answer would be Porn Cookie Guy.

Appu and Comfortably and technically dumb got it right. Salut!