09 August, 2009

Daily Question #150

Identify the patent and the owner. The hint is a give away.
PS : Don't forget DQ #149.

Daily Question #149

Identify the racing technique named after a region.

08 August, 2009

Daily Question #148

The existence or non-existence of particle A is expected to be established conclusively by experiments at B. Another more popular name of A is derived from the title of a book written by C. Identify A, B and C.

07 August, 2009

Daily Question #147

Where would you find such "beautiful" art?

Cracked by Rithwik, Debasish, Navin and Kamal Rathi!!

Answer : Museum of Bad Art

The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is a privately owned museum whose stated aim is "to celebrate the labor of artists whose work would be displayed and appreciated in no other forum". MOBA was founded in 1994, after antique dealer Scott Wilson showed a painting he had recovered from the trash to some friends, who suggested starting a collection. Lucy in the Field with Flowers and Sunday on the Pot with George are two such pieces on display.

06 August, 2009

Daily Question #146

X is a literary technique named after the person in the first pic. The second pic shows the use of X. Identify X.

Cracked by Navin, Sanjeet, Pandora, Debasish, v.chandrashekar and Bad Ass Thambi!!

Answer : X - Chekhov's Gun

Chekhov's gun is the literary technique whereby an element is introduced early in the story, but its significance does not become clear until later on. The name Chekhov's gun comes from Anton Chekhov himself, who stated that any object introduced in a story must be used later on, else it ought not to feature in the first place. In the movie The Departed, the envelope is shown earlier in the movie but its purpose becomes evident at a later stage.

05 August, 2009

Daily Question #145



Answer : Galaxies

- Bode's Galaxy (Johann Elert Bode)
- Cartwheel Galaxy
- Small/ Large Magellanic cloud (Ferdinand Magellan)
- Sombrero Galaxy
- Cigar Galaxy
- Milky Way Galaxy (Ganges->Akash Ganga)

@all : A bit vague I guess. Sorry

04 August, 2009

Daily Question #144

A was a British land agent.
B was an Anglo-Saxon saint.
C was a British Army officer.
D was supposedly a soldier who served under Napoleon Bonaparte.
E was a famous Oxford lecturer.

What connects?

Cracked by Rithwik, Kamal Rathi, Bad Ass Thambi and Sanjeet!!

Answer : English words named after them

A - Charles Boycott ("boycott")
B - St.Audry ("tawdry")
C - Henry Shrapnel ("shrapnel")
D - Nicolas Chauvin ("chauvinism")
E - William Spooner ("spoonerism")

03 August, 2009

Daily Question #143

X is an annual event which started as a joke, meant to be a side attraction for the music video festival. The rules are similar to figure skating, especially the 6.0 scoring system. The judging criteria include technical merit, stage presence and Y. The logo of X is shown below. Z is considered to be one of the earliest exponents of the art. Identify X,Y and Z.

Cracked by Navin, Solitary reaper, Kamal Rathi, Rachit, Bad Ass Thambi and me!

Answer : X - World Air guitar championship, Y - Airness, Z - Joe Cocker

02 August, 2009

Daily Question #142

Speed and style. Which word originates from the object in the pic?

Cracked by Rithwik and Navin!!

Answer : Sedan

The word sedan is possibly derived from a southern Italian dialect derivative of Italian sedia "chair".

01 August, 2009

Daily Question #141

Special room for special people. What is it known as?

Cracked by Navin and Kamal Rathi!

Answer : Snoezelruimte (Snoezelen room)

Snoezelen (controlled multi-sensory activation) is used in the care of mentally disabled and in special education across Europe. The purpose of the room is to help them relax in total privacy and promote self-awareness and sensory perception.