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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The X factor

X was born in Rutland, Vermont USA on February 7, 1804, the son of William Rinold, a tailor, and Sarah Yates (1780-1826). William disappeared on the way to England in 1808 when X was only four years old. He served four years as apprentice to Captain Benjamin Lawrence, a prosperous Middlebury blacksmith, and entered the trade for himself in 1825.X's business was not doing very well, and he was having trouble with creditors. Facing bankruptcy, X sold the shop to his father-in-law and departed for Illinois. There X found out that cast-iron plows were not working very well in the tough prairie soil of Illinois. He came to the conclusion that a plow made out of highly polished steel and a correctly shaped moldboard (the self-scouring steel plow) would be better able to handle the soil conditions of the prairie, especially its sticky clay. This was the begining of a very sucessful venture. Identify X!!

Ans: John Deere

Monday, March 30, 2009

Times not so good....

Time Cover of which unfortunate catastrophic event?
Do mention the place.

Ans: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in Ukraine

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kheloge Kudoge to banoge nawab!

It is an indoor table game related to billiards, the object of which is to get a number of balls past pins (which act as obstacles) into holes.Identify the game!!

Ans:Bagatelle (Suchir was the only one to have cracked it)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Still from which very iconic play??

Ans: Rossum's Universal Robot from where the term robot was derived from

Friday, March 27, 2009

T(w)inkle T(w)inkle Little Star

Question from a quiz Shyamal bhaiya conducted a few weeks ago.

Print ad of?

Cracked only by Johny Walker.It's an appeal to "Save Wildlife".

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ring Ring Ringa!!!

Who's this Hunk staring at you?
His contribution cannot go unnoticed.
Hint:He may be related to shahrukh khan vaguely.

Cracked only by Rohan.kudos.It is Jonathan Ive of Apple.He is the chief designer of ipod,imac among other products.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Easy one!!

She retired from international tennis many years ago after winning an amazing 22 Grand Slam titles. She is married to a seven time Wimbledon champ. Though she devotes a lot of time to her own kids, son - Jaden Gil, and daughter - Jaz, she lavishes a lot of attention on helping thousands of kids traumatized by war, persecution, violence and exile. Her charity, "Children for Tomorrow", has live projects running in Kosovo, Mozambique and South Africa. Name this woman still fondly called "Fräulein Forehand" in her country.

Ans: Steffi Graf

Sunday, March 22, 2009


X said that he wrote Y as a way to sort out his own beliefs about God and Christ. In doing so he inspired many readers by combining romanticism and spiritual piety common in sentimental novels of the 19th century with the action and adventure found in the more vulgar stories of the day. It prompted many clergy to reverse their church's long-held opposition to novels and actually encourage their congregations to read Y, as a result helping it to become one of the best selling novels of its time. It not only helped wipe away any lingering American resistance to the novel, it was instrumental in introducing many Christian audiences to theater and film.

X:Lew Wallace
Y:Ben Hur

Saturday, March 21, 2009


What is defined as
"A group of people who organize on the Internet and then quickly assemble in a public place, do something bizarre, and disperse."
This concept is something new to india and is being used as an advertising gimmick,an interesting one though.

A)Flash Mob.Shrey is bang on target;)

Thanda matlab...

There is an urban legend that this drink contains `prune juice'.Contrary to the legend, it never has. The oldest bottling plant of this drink is in Dublin, Texas. In 1960s, the plant owner refused to change from cane sugar to less expensive corn syrup. Today, the plant is still in operation, and is the only US source for this drink made with real cane sugar. Contractual requirements limit the plant's distribution range to a 40-mile radius of Dublin! What drink am I talking about?

Ans: Dr. Pepper

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pehchaan kaun!!

He was the first Frenchman to cross the Mediterranean by air but this is not his only clame to fame. Identify him?

Ans:Roland Garros

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


The ads featured a bunny made by Ramdas Padhye and Aparna Ramdas. The bunny was long eared and jumped on the screen extolling X, "eh he he". The voice over in the ad is that of Ramdas himself, he is renowned as India’s leading ventriloquist and this ad made him a household name in India. Name the brand for which this ad was created??

Ans:Lijjat Papad

Monday, March 16, 2009

Former US president George Bush, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice are the only non-actors to have won this. Bush won in one category and shared it with Condoleeza Rice and "his pet goat" in another category. What is being talked about here??

Ans:The Golden Raspberry Awards. Bush won Worst Actor and shared the Worst Screen Couple Award with Rice while Rumsfeld won Worst Supporting Actor.