Q 28 December 31, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: Angels, Brokeback Mountain, John Wayne
Ans.: This shows John Wayne fainting when one of the Angels told him about the storyline of the movie Brokeback Mountain.
Cracked by Biraja Ashis Deo. Good Work Gyani
Q 27 December 30, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: AR Rahman, Radhika Roy, Wife of Prannoy Roy, Prannoy Roy, NDTV, NDTV logo, Pakistan, Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat, General Secretary of the Communist party of India, Communist party of India, tune for NDTV India, David Lowe, signature tune of NDTV 24x7
Radhika Roy – Wife of Prannoy Roy and also the MD of NDTV. The red dot in NDTV logo, suggested by Radhika Roy, depicts a bindi
Pakistan – NDTV is the only Indian channel which broadcasts in Pakistan.
Prakash Karat – Prannoy Roy is the co-brother-in-law of Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the Communist party of India. His wife Radhika Roy and Brinda Karat are sisters.
A.R.Rahman – The tune for NDTV India has been composed by A.R.Rahman.
David Lowe – The signature tune of NDTV 24×7 has been composed by David Lowe
Cracked by Biraja Asish Deo,Subhendu Saha,Johny Walker,Rabi Sankar Saha
Q 26 December 29, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: Guinness, Guinness Beer
Id the advertiser.
Cracked only by Biraja.
Q 25 December 28, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, James Joyce, landmark novel, semi-autobiographical novel, Ulysses
Who am I ? [Hint I am very famous for a landmark novel and a semi-autobiographical novel]
Ans.: James Augustine Aloysius Joyce or simply James Joyce. His landmark novel is Ulysses (1922) and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916).
Rightly answered by Abhinav, Biraja, Debasish, Seekersagar, Saket, Ashish, Karthik, Rohan and Higgers.
Q 24 December 27, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: Akiro Kurosawa, Macbeth, Maqbool, Orson Welles, Roman Polanski, Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Throne of Blood, Vishal Bhardwaj
Connect these legends with an Indian.
Ans.: Clockwise- Akiro Kurosawa, Orson Welles and Roman Polanski. All have directed adaptations of Shakespeare’s Macbeth titled “Throne of Blood” (1971), “Macbeth” (1948), “Macbeth” (1971) respectively. The Indian connection is Vishal Bhardwaj who came up with his adpatation named “Maqbool” in 2004.
Cracked by Abhinav and Biraja Ashis Deo.
Q 23 December 26, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: Agama Hindu Dharma, Bali, Balinese Hindus, Hinduism, Hinduism in Indonesia, Hindus, Indonesia, OM, symbol of OM
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Ans.: This is the symbol of OM of the Balinese Hindus.
Hinduism in Indonesia, also known by its formal Indonesian name Agama Hindu Dharma, refers to Hinduism as practised in Indonesia. It is practised by 93% of the population of Bali
Q 22 – “Merry Christmas” December 25, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: Clement Clarke Moore, Harper's Weekly, Merry Christmas, modern image of Santa Claus, Santa Claus, Thomas Nast
A along with B created something which is of big importance today. Put Fundaez
Ans.: Thomas Nast (A) who, with Clement Clarke Moore (B), helped to create the modern image of Santa Claus.
A classic version of Santa Claus, drawn in 1863 for Harper’s Weekly. Before then, most depictions of Santa Claus showed a tall, thin man. Nast drew him as the bearded, plump man known today.
Cracked by Aniruddha Dutta, Karthik Venkat, Debasish and Seekersagar.
Q 21 December 24, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: Boston, Cambridge, Harvard Bridge, Massachusetts, Oliver Reed Smoot Jr., Smoot, unit of length
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Connect A to B and the Funda.
Ans.: This proved to be a tough nut, but the funda is interesting. Here it goes
A – Oliver Reed Smoot, Jr.
B – Harvard Bridge between Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Connect – Smoot, a unit of length.
Full Funda -
Oliver Reed Smoot, Jr. was Chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) from 2001 to 2002 and President of the International Organization for Standardization ( ISO) from 2003 to 2004.As a pledge of MIT’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in 1958, Smoot’s height was used to measure the length of the Harvard Bridge. As he lay on the Harvard Bridge (that carries Massachusetts Avenue across the Charles River), markers were made at each distance between his head and feet. The bridge was determined to be 364.4 smoots (plus or minus one ear) in length, and the markers remain to this day.
Q 20 December 23, 2008Posted by Gyaniz in Question of the day.
Tags: JFK, Jimmy Wales, John Seigenthaler Sr., Wikipedia
Id and Connect.
Ans.: Quoting Biraja”
A. John Seigenthaler Sr.
C. Jimmy Wales
Connect – An anonymous user wrote a Wikipedia article about A falsely implicating him for the JFK assassination. A wrote to Wikipedia and the content was deleted. This led Wikipedia to allow only registered users to create pages and other such measures for content verification.”
Cracked by Johny Walker, Chandan Mahapatra, Karthik Venkat & Biraja Deo