Sunday, December 28, 2008

39. Who are these guys?
















Clue: Google.

Answer: Zoozimps
Check out themes for GMail. They're there over there. No one knows who/what they are or why they're there. They're not even listed on wiki.
Also, check out www.zoozimps.com

Cracked by none.

P.S. Happy New Year y'all! :)

38. Connect

An easy connect, which i hope will bring this blog back to life.
















Answer: Black Forest.
The green portion in the left picture is the Black Forest, in Germany and the pic on the right is just a good old black forest cake.

Answered correctly by NWO and Ajay

Friday, December 19, 2008

37: Image of the day

Name the company who's logo is shown below.



Answer: Royal Bank of Scotland, the main sponsor of the ongoing India-England test series.
Answered correctly by Johnny walker, anerudh and Miraj.
And a very creative observation, akhil :D

36. Ball games

Very boring question. Identify the following 2 sports.

1.


2.


Is it just me, or is there an overdose of picture questions of late?

Answers:
1. Korfball
2. Hurling

Korfball cracked by Shocky.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Question 35: Identify

.. and state it's rather sinister purpose, also.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Question 34: Unblank

A slightly arbit one for today: What has been blanked out in Red - Whose 'death' has been cartoonized?
Clue: It all started with Johannes Gutenberg.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Question 33: All hail!

How do we know him better? I am looking for a two-word answer.















Clue:





















Answer: MILF Hunter. Cracked by Anonymous.

@Rahul - like you didn't know! :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

32: rand(2)


Identify this rather famous person, in his "classic" look.


Answer: Weird Al Yankovic. Cracked by Debasish and Anirudh Patil.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Question 31: Identify this Texan.









Answer: Allen Stanford of Stanford 20-20 fame. Cracked by Shridhar and Karthik!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Question 30: Let's keep track of it, shall we?

Whose fingers?














Answer: Freddy Krueger. Nice crack by Karthik Vaidyanath aka hindi baba! :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Photo shows a dude protesting against Y. Clicked by X - won him a Pulitzer.

Where would most rock fans have encountered the image?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Connect.

1.







2.







3.







PS: Couldn't come up with a better question due to exams. Please bear for 2 more days :)


Answer:

1. First Western
2. Continents of the world
3. Chopper

Connect - Tennis Grips. Went uncracked! QM gets a brownie for this one! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thermo Dynamite for me!!

no pics, no connects. Straightforward question and gimme the answer....

He is the person who disproved Caloric theory of heat. He began life as xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx of Massachussetts. At 19, he married a wealthy widow of 30. He served the British during the American Revolution and sttled in Europe after the war. He became Minister of War for Bavaria, where he earned extra money by spying for the British. In 1798 he travelled to London, where he founded the Royal Institution, which became on of Britain's leading scientific laboratories. In 1805, he married the widow of Lavoisier, adding further to his wealth. His will left money to Harvard to establish the chair of Physics in his name, which still exists. Who is he?

PS-high compre fever and so the question is a straight lift from my textbook! :P This hopefully compensate a little bit for my miserable performance in Thermodynamics. Atleast our instructor cant say I didn't read the textbook! :P again

Answer is Benjamin Thompson aka Count Rumford

Cracked by sumo

Monday, December 8, 2008

Easy one to begin the week with. What's the story ?

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2.









3.







4.







4 --> (1+2+A+3 (accidentally)) resulted in what?
I couldn't find any visuals for A :(

A - is the name of a movie starring Phadra Collins about 2 teenagers who skip school to wander through the city.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Connect

1.





2.









3.









4. sort of connects :)




Clue: More like the answer than a clue, this one!


Friday, November 28, 2008

MADness

This was mad magazines (typical) response to a famous incident. Which incident?











(The title does not refer to the state of students in BITS at the time of Compre Exams)

Answer: Quoting nishansolo,
"This is MAD mag's response to PC being named as The Man of the Year, by Time mag."

Cracked by nishansolo, Johny Walker and Ajay Parasuraman.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Another pic in the wall..


Fill up please.

Animalz!





Connect these




































Connect is the Zoological Society of London

1)Winnie the Poohs creator A A Milne got the idea from the bear at ZSL after his nephew was fascinated by it
2)WWF used the logo of a panda inspired by the Chi-Chi, the panda in ZSL
3)Sir Stafford Raffles established ZSL
4)In the HP-1 movie, the snake scene was shot in the reptile house of ZSL

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pretty Easy Connect...




OK, this one's pretty easy. Connect the three.

No answers? The connect is actually The World Bank. The woman in the first pic is Shaha Riza, whose notorious affair with Paul Wolfowitz led to the latter's resignation as World Bank Head. The building is the Mt Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods, where the conference to institute the Bank was held after World War II (The recent G-20 meeting is known as Bretton Woods II). The last pic is of Robert Zoellick, the current Head.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A totally arbit connect...












Just a hint... For the painting of the woman, think Hamlet.
Please don't kill me for posting this question

I posted the answer days ago, but it seems not to have uploaded.
The connect is George W. Bush's pets...
  1. The painting is of Ophelia, as all the comments have pointed out. Ofelia is Dubya's cow, who he keeps in his Crawford ranch.
  2. Barney is his Scottish terrier.
  3. India "Willie" is his cat.
  4. Mrs Beazley is his other Scottish terrier (sorry, but you just can't get pics of the chef from Riverdale High any more, and the only other I know of is a character in America by Franz Kafka)
  5. Spot Fetcher is his English Springer Spaniel, and the other second generation presidential animal in the White House (His mom lived there during Big George's term)
Almost completely cracked by qwerty (he said pets), but I suspect that has something to do with the fact that he was sitting next to me when I posted and that I had told him the answer. A good attempt by Stryker, but Barney is a dinosaur, not a crocodile. And when I mean arbit, I don't mean quotes from Shakespeare.


And you thought there was only one....











the only other flag to share the same distinction as Nepal's national flag - identify....


Answer: The state flag of Ohio, USA.
Answered correctly by Stryker and qwerty


bling!!

1.What is the name given to the forked stick to hold a marijuana cigarette during the 60's hippie movement?

2.He was born in Idar-Oberstein, Germany to an American father and a German mother. After graduating high school, he farmed sheep in a mining village in Alabama, and later transported work crews at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater, New Jersey. He decided to quit after a colleague was killed on the job, and thereafter became a regular at several bars. He also discovered an innate knack for playing harmonica and joined a R&B band called Loose Goose. After a stint as a private investigator, he returned to his original passion of acting. He enrolled in the drama program at Montclair State University, where he was cast in the class production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”. Which well known actor are we talking about?


Answers:
1. Jefferson Airplane
2. Bruce Willis

Both cracked by adi and karan and one of them by stryker.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Everyone loves Tintin!!!

Since there have been no theme posts yet, I thought I'd be the first to set sail...I know there are a lot of Tintin enthus in BPGC, so expecting a lot of answers...If u know ur Tintin really well, you'll get all of 'em.

1. Easy one to start off. What is the only song Bianca Castafiore ever sings?

2. Name Tintin's pilot friend and his nationality.

3. Which Tintin adventure cover shows Tintin in immediate danger of being executed?

4. Complete: Tintin in the Land of ___ ______.

5. What is a puñal?

6. Who stole a ring belonging to his mother and blamed it on the maid?


ANSWERS

1. The Jewel Song, from Faust (Every Castafiore adventure)
2. Skut, Est(h)onian (The Red Sea Sharks)
3. Tintin in America
4. the Soviets
5. A colonial Spanish knife/dagger (The Broken Ear)
6. Laszlo Carreidas (Flight 714)

No one got all of 'em.
Jorge Macieira and Lord Labak Das got 4 each, well done.

Time for some couple busting!


Identify these rather famous couples.

1.

















2.
















3.












4.



Answers:
1. Wallace and Gromit
2. Marie and Pierre Curie
3. Thomas Hobbes and John Calvin
4. Hewlett and Packard

All 4 cracked only by Ajay and Snehal, and partially answered by the rest.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Just Connect it!!




Connect the three images




























Partly answered by Ajay Parasuram and Karan Shah

The pics are- Joseph McCarthy, Harold Laski and George Clooney
connection-Harold Laski dedicated his book to Edward Murrow, who was a strong critic of McCarthy and infact, McCarthy in his rebuttal to Murrows criticisms, said that Murrow was a communist who supported Laski and used the fact that Laski dedicated his book to Murrow to convince people, but Murrow replied that it was done out of admiration for his work and not because he supported Laski. George Clooney ofcourse directed and acted in the movie Good Night and Good Luck, which depicted the Murrow-McCarthy face-off. George Clooney played the role of Fred Friendly, a close associate of Murrow.

Interesting fact- One of India's Prime Minsters said that at every cabinet meeting, one chair is kept empty for the ghost of Harold Laski!(due to the sheer number of Indian politicians and leaders he had taught)