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Daily Question # 349 September 30, 2009

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Last  day  to  attempt  the  Monthly . Find  it  here .

Question  from  the  BFP .

Person  in  question  is  seen  standing  with  his daughter-in-law  and  grandson. His  epitaph  reads  “Greatest  of  Arabian  Explorers”. His  son’s  infamy far  eclipses  his  own. Id  the dad-son  pair.

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St.John  Philby  and  Kim  Philby .

Cracked  by  Freestyler , Manjith , Anil  Raghavan , Arun  Hiregange , Deepthi  Mani , Nishanth  Raman , Bobby , Comfortably & Technically  Dumb , Arun , Nitish , Anish , Subin , Rithwik , Edward , Anon  and  Sachin  Iyer .

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Daily Question # 348 September 29, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 10  here . Send  in  your  attempts  asap .

Connect .

A

A

B

B

C

C

The  connect – George  du  Maurier’s  Trilby .

Clara  Kimball  Young ( A )  was  one  of  the  first  actresses  to  portray  the  role  of  Trilby ; the  novel  has  a  character  who  was  inspired  by  James  McNeill  Whistler ( B )  and  the  book  was  the  inspiration  for  Gaston  LeRoux’s ( C )  ‘Phantom  of  the  opera’

Uncracked .

Daily Question # 347 September 28, 2009

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Couple  of  days  left  before  the  Monthly  set  closes  attempt . Find  it  here .

What’s  happening  here ?

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Domino’s  setting  the  record  for  the  furthest  food  delivery . See  Edward’s  comment  for  details .

Cracked  by  Freestyler , Edward , Arun , Arun  Hiregange , Siddharth  Jain , CATD , Abhishek , Deepthi  Mani  and  Rithwik .

Daily Question # 346 September 27, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  set  for  September  here .

Which  Bollywood  song  connects  these  Englishmen ?

A

A

B

B

Quoting  CATD ,

“My name is Anthony Gonzalves – The opening line, “sophisticated rhetorician intoxicated by the exuberance of your own verbosity”, that is spoken by Anthony when he emerges from the easter egg, is an almost exact quotation from a speech in the Parliament of the United Kingdom given by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in 1878. Disraeli (who was referring to W.E. Gladstone) used the word “inebriated” rather than “intoxicated””

Cracked  by  CATD , Debasish , Arun  Hiregange , Shibin  Azad  and  Arun .

Daily Question # 345 September 26, 2009

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Find  MS – 10  here .

Ok . Once  again , ive  got  2  questions  for  you  guys .

No. 1 – Why  is  there  a  white  line  on  the  spacecraft  in  A ?

No. 2 – Connect  the  spacecraft / the  chap  entering  the  spacecraft  to  B .

A

A

B

B

A  shows  Gus  Grissom , the  2nd  American  to  fly  in space , climbing  into the   Mercury  4  spacecraft . Grissom  nicknamed  the  spacecraft  ‘Liberty  Bell  7‘  after  the  original  Liberty  Bell as  he  thought  it  would  be  an appropriate  call-sign  for  a  bell-shaped  spacecraft . The  Bell  has  a  crack  and  as  a  tribute , a  ‘crack’  was  painted  on  the  side  of  the  spacecraft ( which  is  the  white  line  in  question ) . The  spacecraft  during  its  return  to  earth , splashed  into  water  off  the  coast  of  Florida  and  sank , nearly  drowning  Grissom . This  incident  prompted  Grissom  to  nickname  his  next  mission ( Gemini  3 )  spacecraft  ‘Molly  Brown‘  after  Margaret  Brown ( B ) who  was  nicknamed  The  Unsinkable  Molly  Brown because  she  was  one  of  the  more  famous  to  survive  the  Titanic  mishap .

Cracked  fully  by  Freestyler , Anil  Raghavan  & Rithwik  and  in  part  by  Arun  Hiregange  &  Gautam  Jayasurya . Good  job  by  all  who  attempted !

Daily Question # 344 September 26, 2009

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Whose statue?

344Leonidas  of  Sparta .

Uncracked .

Daily Question # 343 September 24, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 10  here .

Simple  one . What  is  this ?

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This  is  the  Umemployment  Benefit  Form  40  issued  by  the  UK  Govt’s  department  of  health  and  social  security after  which  the  very  popular  UB40 is  named .

Cracked  by  Comfortably & technically  Dumb , Manjith , Debasish , Freestyler , Anil  Raghavan , Arun  Hiregange , Kamal  Rathi , RaklodramA  and  Vasu .

Daily Question # 342 September 23, 2009

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Find  the  Monthly  Set – 10  here .

Connect !

A

A

B

B

The  connect – Geronimo

‘Geronimo !’  is  an  exclamation  used  by  anyone  jumping  from  a  great  height . It  is  attributed  to  Private  Aubrey  Eberhardt , a  US  Army  paratrooper . His  platoon  was  the  first  to  test  the  then  recently  adopted  parachute . On  the  eve  of  an  unprecedented  “mass  jump”  in  1940 , the  platoon  decided  to  calm  their  nerves  by  spending  the  day  before  taking  in  a  film  at  the  Main  Post  Theatre  and  a  night  at  the  local  beer  garden . The  movie  they  watched  was  Geronimo ( the  1939  version ) , about  the  legendary  Apache  leader  of  the  same  name . Eberhardt’s  comrades  tried  to  intimidate  him  by  saying  that  he’ll  be  too  scared  to  even  remember  his  name  during  the  jump . Eberhardt  replied  that  he’ll  yell  Geronimo while  jumping  out  just  to  prove  that  he  was  not  scared . He  did  and  the  exclamation  caught  on  and  is  now  used  widely  all  over  the  world .

A  is  Wes  Studi , who  played  Geronimo  in  the  1993  version ( am  surprised  that  nobody  identified  him )  and  B  of  course  shows  paratroopers  jumping  from  a  plane .

Goes  uncracked !!

( P.S . I  guess  nobody  noticed  the  exclamation  mark  after  the  Connect  at  the  top . Geronimo  is  the  first  result  which  pops up  if  one  runs  a  Google  search  on  Exclamation + Paratroopers 🙂 )

Daily Question # 341 September 22, 2009

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Connect .

A

A

B

B

The  connect – Bhangmeter

Bhangmeters  are  photometers  used  on  spy  satellites  to  detect  atmospheric  nuclear  detonations . The  name  is  derived  from  Bhang ( which  is  in  turn  derived  from  Cannabis – A ) , which  Fred  Staines , a  scientist  working  on  the  project ,  bestowed  upon  it  assuming  that   someone  must  be  under  the  influence  of  Bhang   to  believe  the  bhangmeter  detectors  would  work  properly 😉 . The  American  Vela  Satellites ( B )  were  the  first  ones  to  use  a  Bhangmeter .

Cracked  only  by  Freestyler . Hats  off !

Daily Question # 340 September 21, 2009

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This  American  stadium  has  a  very  apt  name . It  also  has  a very  apt  nickname . Gimme  both .

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340b

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This  is  the  Mile  High  Stadium  in  Denver , named  so  cos  Denver  is  exactly  a  mile  above  sea  level . The  nickname  I  was  looking  for  is  ‘The Diaphragm’  ( the  female  contraceptive  ie ) , as  the  shape  of  the  stadium  resembles  one 🙂

Fully  cracked  by  Debasish , Rithwik  and  Anil  Raghavan . Many  got  the  name  correct – Freestyler , Siddharth  Jain , Harit  Modi , Abhijeet , Arun  Hiregange , Kamal  Rathi , Arun and  Comfortably & Technically  Dumb .

P.S . @ Harit – Welcome  to  Dreamz . Hope  you  have  a  good  time  with  us . You  can  leave  your  answers  as  comments  here . In  the  case  of  monthly  sets , you  may  post  them  as  comments  or  mail  them  to  captain.chandrakant@gmail.com