Friday, July 29, 2011

They dont need no education

In December last year, a bunch of British students went on a rampage over excessive tuition fee. A famous scene from those protests is the pic on the bottom right, when Charles and Camilla were attacked. The other three photos are of the same person, who was handed a 16 month sentence for taking part in the protests. Why is this particular person (of the 100s who took part in the protest) the centre of media focus?

Check the comments section for the answers. Ameya, Achint and Arjun Variar (buzz) get it right.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Copied Too Shamelessly from Wikipedia

What has been blacked out?

Check the comments section for the answer. Aditya gets it right.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


This is the first page of a webcomic that has been absolutely brilliant in parodying everything a gamer/nerd/movie buff holds dear. Its to be movie adaptation is titled... " XXXXXXXXXXXXX : The Origin of DICK".
I want the XXXXXXXXXXXXX( the X's are not indicative of the no of letters or words )

Just FYI and cos I like the sound of it , the shady guy in black is called Richard : Chief Warlock of the Brothers of Darkness, Lord of the Thirteen Hells, Master of the Bones, Emperor of the Black, Lord of the Undead, Lord of the Dance (nominated by himself on a whim), Mistress of Magma (gained by killing the former holder of the title), King of the world (also nominated by himself on a whim) and mayor of a little village up the coast

Aaah...well only 1 response and he gets it right... The answer is Looking For Group
For the unacquainted

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My first attempt

This picture is more famous for being on a Coldplay album :P
But what does it actually represent ?

Answered by Joshan,Aditya,ET and Anonymous.Refer comments for answer

I couldn't resist

I couldn't resist putting this question in. Its not a question I'm proud of. The person on the left is specific, and you probably wouldn't have seen him wearing that outfit very often. The person on the right is generic. Connect the two.

Ans : I apologize if you find this question terrible. The person on the left is Jermaine Jackson (Michael Jackson's brother, and the runner up when Shilpa Shetty won Big Brother). The connect I was alluding to is the worst name a celebrity could give to a child. Frank Zappa named his children Dweezil, Moon Unit, while Bob Geldof named his daughters Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof and Little Pixie Geldof. Jermaine Jackson named his son Jermajesty. (Get it?)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Guess the movie

So I aint a huge movie buff. But when I saw this particular film, there was this one (slightly ridiculous and improbable) scene that I clearly remember. A few years later, I came across this poster, which poked fun at this particular scene. Which movie?

Ans : The answer is Die Hard, and this scene is so ridiculous, you have to see it for yourself. John Mcclane walks on glass barefoot. Awesome movie otherwise, though. Aditya and Kalyan Krishna (Buzz) get it right.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Do the math

No additional clue will be given

Aditya.S cracks it.

Ans: The first blank is 'Google+', while the other two are 'Facebook'.

Who's Missing?

So, the question mark represents the most famous of the bunch. Who's missing?

Ans : Well, all of the above represent Jeff Dunham's characters. The one important missing character is Achmed the dead terrorist. Sivasankar Menon and Thejas Balaraman get it right. (Both on buzz).

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy that the blog is back :)

Question courtesy a random discussion with Arjun Variar. Connect the pics

Erlang-Agner Erlang, who developed the queuing theory for telephone lines and Erlang the language developed by Joe Armstrong while working in Ericsson(so mistaken as Ericsson Language) Erlang is also the unit of offered load on telephone lines
Answered by Varun and Aditya.S

Monday, July 18, 2011

You're Lucky

You're lucky because its two questions in one day (coz I'm busy tomorrow).

You see two stills from a TV show. Identify the TV show and the actor. (It is the same person in both stills, and I have highlighted him in red because the still is rather fuzzy).

Ans : John McEnroe it is. The show is 30 rock. The two Adityas get it right.

From a solitary blog post

This one is a toughie. It is from a solitary blog post that probably does not exist anymore.

The post seems to be a parody of incidents that have shaken up the world in 2011. This photo accompanied the post. Identify the "incidents" and the country whose flag is being parodied in the photograph.

Edit : In order to make the question slightly easier, I have decided to give a clue. The country in question is a fictional one. So, you are one good wiki search away from the answer.

Ans : Okay. Noone gets this one. The "incidents" are indeed the political protests that have hit the Arab world. The fictional country parodied here is the Emirate of Khemed, which figures in a few Tintin adventures. It is an Arabic country that is always in the throes of a revolution. The flag is the flag of Khemed. You might remember Emir ben Kalish Ezab and his son Abdullah. Anyway, noone got it right.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


more on the lines on business/marketing
give funda behind this product....

apologies for the extremely delayed response...
Aditya S gets it..
This was introduced as an "people who bought this also bought" thingy along with the Amazon kindle...for ebooks...apparently if you spray this on the kindle then it'll feel like ur actually holding a new book made of paper and all...

Friday, July 15, 2011


This graph sorta looks like my grade sheet after the 2nd year. Which company's share price does this graph depict?

Akshay Walia is the only one to get this right. Its not News Corp, its BSkyB, who's share value went down a cliff after phone tapping allegations hit News Of The World.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Slightly addicted to posting blog questions

Dont use google for this one. I work at HP Labs, so while digging up some company history, I found that in the 1960s, HP spun off a small company called Dynac, which specialized in producing digital equipment, and was later absorbed back by HP itself. The name Dynac would probably have stood for "Dynamics" or "Dynamic Electronics" or something of that sort, but what was the other MAJOR reason why this name was chosen?

Well, the answer is that when you turn the "hp" logo upside down, you get "dy" for Dynac. Anand Shankar, Joshan and Phanindra (on buzz) get this right.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another One to pamper the neglected child

This one is from Annie Sen Gupta (SEQC Goa).

Q: What's wrong with this picture? For additional kicks, who is the person on the extreme right?

From the horse's mouth :

Answer: When Li Na won the French Open women's singles earlier this year, there was a goof-up during the awards presentation. The wrong trophy (a small replica of the winners trophy, which the winner gets to keep) was awarded to the losing finalist Francesca Schiavone. The second picture shows her with the correct trophy.

The woman at extreme right is the Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who became the first non-white person (she is of Aboriginal descent) to win a Grand Slam singles title, when she won at Roland Garros 40 years ago. That was one of 14 Grand Slam titles that she won in the 1970s.

Only Anand Shankar gets this fully right.

Sniff........I'm a bit emotional right now

Sniff....I haven't posted in this blog for years, and that is just WRONG. This blog is our baby. Our neglected child. I ain't a good dad. Sniff......But anyway, here is something I came across recently. This house is located in Swansea, Wales. Someone who drove past the house noticed something odd about it, took a pic of it, and posted it on the net. It became a huge internet sensation a few months ago. Why all the fuss?

Well, the answer is that the house does indeed look like Adolf Hitler. For those of you who disagree, I shall lend you my very thick spare pair of spectacles so that you can take another look. I mean.....c'mon....that DOES look like Hitler.

Correct answers were received by Anand Shankar, Goutham Harsha and Jayasree Sankaranarayanan (on Buzz) and Ameya. Use rot13 while posting the answer. Caesar didn't invent the cypher for nothing.......

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Remember this blog???

There are a few missing labels and this graph represents something. Identify the missing labels, what this represents and who made this.

Answered by Lakshmy P S via Buzz
It is the Gartner Hype Cycle