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  • BrewHaHa Brainiacs Quest Episode 3 | Général
    • In 2007 the Inter-University Board of Karnataka sought to introduce these as a replacement at convocations, calling it an effort to change British legacy. They are available in different forms including Rachavara ,  Gillu Mese ,  Kattige ,  Shopdhar , and  Pagu.
    • Manackjee’s efforts to produce in the 1930s led to the naming of a portion of Cunningham Road.
    • Name the object and the locality.
    • Mysore Peta / Hatworks Boulevard
    • Size: Height 198cm, weight around 200kg
    • Lifestyle: Said to live to about 30, communicate with a whistling sound and be nocturnal.
    • Fur: Usually black, red when younger and bright red as a child.
    • Aliases: Metohkangmi, mirka, sogpa, kang admi, dzu-teh, meh-teh, jo-bran and migo
    • The appellation "__________ _______” was apparently coined in 1921 when Henry Newman writing in The Statesman in Kolkata, substituted the word "filthy" with another word meaning "loathsome"
    • Yeti / Abominable Snowman
    • Each year, sometime around mid-January, a mysterious fire flashes thrice in the Periyar tiger reserve. It is estimated that about 30 million people come to watch it every year.
    • Much to the annoyance of rationalists, people who believe in myth think it is lit by Lord Parasuram. Recently Tantri Kantararu Maheswararu has stated in no uncertain terms that it is the work of human hands.
    • What is this interest in pyrotechnics?
    • Makaravilakku at the Sabarimala pilgrimage
    • It was thought about in 1920's by Herbert Swope of The New York World as a potential forum for contributors from across the political spectrum. The idea however languished in debates over letting go of Ad space, relocating obituaries that had long appeared there, and more importantly whom to place in charge.
    • In the 1961 NYT journo John Oakes received from a friend a commentary that he much admired. It was however too long to run as a letter to the editor. Oakes then spent another 10 years trying to rejuvenate interest in the idea.
    • It finally materialized in 1970 when NYT cut off the debates and established the __-__ ____
    • Op-Ed page from “Opposite the editorials”
    • A free mp3 of the cover of his song “I shall be released” is being dished out to folks in the US imploring them to vote in the 2008 elections.
    • His tryst with décolletage in 2004, when he involved himself with the Angels collection of Victoria’s Secret, raised a few eyebrows.
    • A few weeks ago he received a special citation from the Pulitzer Board for “his profound impact…on American culture…”
    • Who?
    • God aka Bob Dylan
    • set sail from Spain, early 1519
    • mutiny, ringleader Cartagena imprisoned
    • winter in Patagonia
    • a second mutiny, execution of rebels
    • time to ruminate over the tranquility and serenity of the mass of water on display
    • arrival in Philippines, March 1521
    • becomes pals with a local king
    • assistance in attacking neighboring island
    • death in battle
    • What?
    • Magellan’s journey
    • What is being described above?
    • The first ‘Mankad’ dismissal
    • a person that is stubborn, and attaches and doesn’t let go
    • a self-contained explosive device placed in water to destroy ships or submarines
    • Limpet, also a marine mollusk
    • This chap born in Llandaff in South Wales was at the Repton Public boarding school in 1929. Cadbury’s had chosen his school as a focus group for new candies they were developing.
    • Every so often, a plain gray cardboard box was issued to each child, filled with 11 bars. It was the children's task to rate the candy, and our man took his job very seriously. The experience got him thinking about candy, how it is manufactured, and how the production floor would look like.
    • An idea took shape and materialized in 1964. What?
    • His true name is Anung un Rama and he was brought to Earth as an infant by Nazi occultists. He smells of dry-roasted peanuts.
    • His looks and personality were inspired by the creator's dad, a cabinet maker who often returned home from work with tales of horrific on-the-job accidents, told in a nonchalant, unflappable manner.
    • He is known as the "world's greatest paranormal investigator".
    • Who?
    • The false version, 10 years in circulation – a lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the…
    • Fact behind the fiction – the year was 1884. The couple were a former governor of California & well-known railroad baron, and his wife. They were quite wealthy. They did visit, but unlike falsely believed, they were well-received. They got the advise they came for, went home to California and started ________ __________.
    • Stanford University; the false story is an urban legend doing the rounds since 1998.
    • From the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus at Koyambedu take a bus going to Nellore. You will find most of these buses on Platform 3 (Bus Bay No. 18, 19). After a two hour travel time along NH 5, going past Cholavaram, Gumminipundi, and Tada, get off at Sulurpet.
    • From the Sulurpet bus station take the road towards the east. You can take a bus, although getting into a jeep or a share-auto would be better.
    • After 17 km on this road, laid across the Pulicat lake, you will reach ___________.
    • Sriharikota
    • “ I will sette as I doe often in woorke use, … Gemowe lines of one lengthe …” is a passage from the book The Whetstone of Witte by Robert Recorde.
    • Recorde, born c.1510, was an outstanding scholar. He is the author of several books including The Ground of Artes , a book on arithmetic.
    • The “Gemowe” in Recorde’s book is derived from the Latin Gemini. What is Recorde describing?
    • The Equal Sign =
    • It has 13 chapters. Here’s a list of the corresponding titles in Lionel Giles version of 1910 and the R.L. Wing version of 1988
    • It starts thus: ___ ___ __ ___ is of vital importance to the State. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.
    • Fill in the blanks.
    Energy Directing Weak Points and Strong Illusion and Reality Maneuvering Engaging the force Laying Plans Calculations
    • Pyaasa (1957) is regarded as one of the best Hindi movies of all time. The protagonist is Vijay – an anguished poet.
    • Vijay’s role is essayed by Guru Dutt, but the first choice for the role was Dilip Kumar.
    • Dilip refused to take up the role for a specific reason, connected with another very famous movie.
    • What was the reason for his refusal?
    • Dilip Kumar did not want to play another tragedy role, immediately after his role in Devdas.
    • Connect
    • Gaia theory: James Lovelock, Gaia (mother earth), Daisyworld
    • "Living organisms and their material environment are tightly coupled. The coupled system is a superorganism, and as it evolves there emerges a new property, the ability to self-regulate climate and chemistry"
    • Derived from the use of an ornamental carving, usually of a human, on the bow of a ship
    • A combination of the Latin for form or shape, and the Old English for top of the body it also denotes a person who leads a team but has no authority or responsibility
    • What?
    • Figurehead
    • 1970 progressive rock album…
    • Supertramp’s Breakfast in America
    • Identify
    • Connect
    • Saturn
    • What is the story behind this Ali cover?
    • Ali’s refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army because of his religious beliefs. Ali, convicted violating the Selective Service Act, was barred from the ring and stripped of his title.
    • The cover shows Ali martyred as St. Sebastian, a patron saint of athletes and one who was shot with arrows for his steadfast religious beliefs.
    • Ernest Beaux was commissioned to make it, and there were eight samples to choose from. The development in the 1920s involved a great deal of experimenting, testing, rejecting & retesting.
    • The top was aldehydic with ylang-ylang from the Comoros, the middle was blended jasmine and rose, and the base was dominated by sandalwood and vetiver from Réunion.
    • Andy Warhol’s nine silk screens sealed its status as a cultural icon, elevating it to Campbell Soup status.
    • What?
    • The strange journey began on the evening of April 17, 1955. Thomas Harvey stole it, and it was sectioned into over 200 blocks and stored in formalin filled jars. The jars were kept behind a beer cooler in his office for several years.
    • Later Harvey lost his job, relocated several times, carrying it with him all the while. He would recount stories about it to his one time neighbor, the beat poet William Burroughs, when they met for drinks on Burroughs's front porch. Burroughs, in turn, would boast to visitors that he could have a piece of it any time he wanted.
    • The journey finally ended where it had all started, when Harvey brought it back to Princeton in 1998. The story is recounted in the book Driving Mr Albert by Michael Paterniti. What?
    • Rani Dispotta
    • Gunjan Lakhani
    • Molly Zimik
    • Mary Lalte
    • Balbir Kaur
    • Bindia Naik
    • Aliya Bose
    • Name the coach of this team (non-exhaustive list)
  • Kabir Khan
    • In 2003, when General Colin Powell came to the UN to make the case for war, a tapestry copy that hangs outside the Security Council was discreetly swathed in a blue shroud.
    • A UN spokesman claimed it had been covered because TV cameras needed a bolder backdrop than the subtle grays of the screaming figures, and that a horse's hindquarters appeared just above the faces of speakers.
    • Others say it was because Powell could not present his case with the most powerful indictment of bombing openly accusing him a few yards away.
    • What ate Colin Powell?
  • The tapestry was a copy of Guernica
    • ‘ Zakhm gardab gaya, lahu na thama’ wrote Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797–1869) following a 1 November 1858 proclamation
    • ('Though the wound is hidden, the blood does not cease to flow')
    • The proclamation brought to an end what began more than 250 years ago when the Dutch raised the price of pepper from 3 shillings to 8 shillings a pound.
    • What?
  • The East India Company
    • It came into use in the United States in the 1930s, derived from the African-American slang for “dance”. Famous names associated with this are Wurlitzer, Rowe-Ami, Seeburg, NSM and Jupiter.
    • It is also the moniker of a Koramangala 7 th block restaurant that dishes out lousy soapy beer.
    • What?
  • Jukebox
    • He organized them into six categories – Abstract Relations, Space, Matter, Intellect, Volition, Sentient and Moral Powers – and within each category there were many subcategories.
    • The project took him more than 10 years, but he finally published his “treasury” in 1852. According to him it was a collection of peculiar idiomatic combinations and ideas they expressed.
    • Who and What?
    • Tennessee Williams plays
    • The Glass Menagerie
    • Night of the Iguana
    • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • ?
  • Where in Bangalore will you find this?
    • Who was shot and why?
    • Udham Singh shot Michael O’Dwyer, who was the Governor of Punjab during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre
    • The original five in 1981 were Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J. J. Jackson and Martha Quinn. Jackson died in 2004 and the others have since joined Sirius Satellite Radio.
    • What were these people the “original five” to do?
    • First five Video Jockeys on MTV
  • The Leopard's Spots and the Clansman (above) are the first two novels of Thomas Dixon's trilogy that included The Traitor. It was influential in providing the mythology and ideology that helped support the revival of X. The novel received most exposure as the basis of the 1915 silent movie The Birth of a Nation. What were these novels and the movie about?
  • Ku Klux Klan
    • Arthur Wynne born Liverpool, was a British editor in his home country and the United States of America.
    • He worked for the New York World, and one day was asked to invent a new game for the paper. Wynne thought of a game he had played in his childhood and soon came up with the _____, which was first issued in the December 21, 1913 issue of the World.
    • It was originally called a Y-X and was diamond shaped and had no black spaces. Soon, it became X-Y then XY, and had black spaces.
    • What did he come up with?
    • Word-Cross; Cross-word; Crossword
    • The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known was founded in England in the 17th century as a Christian religious denomination by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. George Fox was principal co-founder.
    • The members of this society were called Friends or ________. A famous member was William Penn, who founded Pennsylvania.
    • A very famous brand’s logo depicts the simplistic dressing style of this society. Though the brand shares the name with the society, it had no links with it. Today, very few members wear the traditional dress.
    • Name the society and the brand
    • This Greek god takes his name from the Greek root word for "he who forms, shapes, moulds”.
    • He has the ability to take any human's form and.
    • Nyx (the goddess of night) is his mother/grandmother.
    • His brothers are Phobetor and Phantasos, from whom we get the terms phobia and fantasy.
    • Who?
    • Morpheus
    • Over a spat with Goddess Mahalakshmi, Lord Vishnu confined himself in an anthill. Though Lord Shiva and Brahma came to his rescue in the form of a cow and a calf, an angry cowherd hit the anthill with an axe, wounding Vishnu’s head. Goddess Parvathy appeared then and did something.
    • What present day practice continues because of this legend?
    • Tonsure at Tirupati
    • In India the first occurrence was on Feb 18, 2002. In New York it was introduced as way back as 1870s, but it emerged as a major branding exercise in the mid 1990s. It helped as a platform for the launch of Estée Lauder’s Intuition for Men, General Motors’ Hummer H2 and Hanes tagless Ts among other things.
    • In the US, Michael Phelps with Team Speedo did it in early Sep 08. Condoleeza Rice did it in Sep 2007. Ratan Tata did it in Aug 05. And all was well until actress Missi Pyle in a spirited move decided not to a couple of days ago. What?
    • Ringing the Opening Bell
  • Towel Day is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute by fans of ______. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after his death on May 11, 2001. On this day, fans carry a towel with them during the day to demonstrate their participation and mourning of ________. Who?
    • Francis Joseph _______ was an English first class cricketer . He started his career in 1883 with Nottinghamshire and played for ten years during which time he had a one year stint at Derbyshire. In 1903 he moved to New Zealand where spent a season with Otago, and died in Christchurch in 1937.
    • Mordecai Sherwin was born 26 February 1851 in Greasley, Nottinghamshire, England and died 3 July 1910 in Nottingham, England. He was a professional footballer and cricketer who played for Nottinghamshire and played three Test matches for England on the tour to Australia in 1886/7. He was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1891.
    • What is their ‘contribution’ to literature?
  • Francis Joseph Shacklock and Mordecai Sherwin. Supposedly, AC Doyle took the name of Sherlock Holmes from these two cricketers
    • Its name means “eighteen offices” and it is a two-storied building built in the neoclassical style. The construction was supervised by Rao Bahadur Arcot Narayanaswamy Mudaliar and completed in the year 1868.
    • There was a proposal to demolish this building in the year 1982. A Public Interest Litigation saved it. Ironically the PIL was debated in the same building that was to be demolished.
    • Name the building.
    • Attara Kacheri
    • You're still in bed at ten, but work began at eight
    • You burned your breakfast, so far things are going great
    • Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
    • But she didn't tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees
    • That
    • ___ __ ____ __ ___ (___ ___ ___ ___)
    • ___ __ ____ __ ___ (___ ___ ___ ___)
    • ___ __ ____ __ ___ (___ ___ ___ ___)
    • This is the second stanza of a famous song, as originally recorded, though most often we only hear the first para.
    • Which song?
  • IBN is fully owned by Network 18 in India Viacom and Network 18 have a JV in India
    • The term was used to describe the white northern Republican politicians who came South, arriving with their travel ____. Southerners considered them ready to loot and plunder the defeated South.
    • Although the term is still an insult in common usage, in histories and reference works it is now used without derogatory intent; in modern usage, it’s mostly used to describe a politician who runs for office in a place to which he previously had no connection. Robert Kennedy in 1964, and Hillary Clinton in 2000 are examples.
    • What’s the term?
    • Connect
    • Agatha Christie
    • 1989 - A journey from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem) to the site of Shangdu (Outer Mongolia)
    • 1994 - one year period of time that author and his wife spent in this city
    • 1997 - Eastern Orthodox congregations scattered across the Middle East from their ancient origins
    • 1998 - a collection of essays from a decade of travel and deals with many controversial subjects such as Sati, the caste wars in India, political corruption, and terrorism
    • 2002 - social history, covering the warm relations that existed between the British and some Indians in the 18th and early 19th century
    • 2002 – journal of Fanny Parkes
    • 2006 – takeover of this city in 1857
    • The storylines of who’s works?
    • Adam, a security guard, travels from California to the Philippines, his native land, for his father's funeral. He arrives in Manila. As he waits, a phone rings in his backpack; he answers it, and a male voice tells him that his mother and sister are captives and will be killed if Adam doesn't cooperate.
    • Over the next hour, the voice sends Adam by bus, taxi, motorized tricycle, and on foot through an urban landscape of busy streets, cramped apartments, a fetid squatters' camp, a bank, a cockfighting arena, and a church. Adam's conversations with the voice cover murder, Islam, jihad, rebellion in Mindanao, and his family.
    • Plot of a movie called “Cavite”; which recent Hindi movie is ‘inspired’ by this movie?
    • Lou Vincent; Martin Crowe
    • Craig Wishart; Dave Houghton
    • Robin Smith; Len Hutton
    • IVA Richards; Brian Lara
    • Sanath Jayasuriya ; Mahela Jayawardene
    • Saeed Anwar; Hanif Mohammed
    • SR Tendulkar; Virender Sehwag
    • _____________; __________
    • Gary Kirsten; Greame Smith
    • Shakib Al Hasan; Mohammed Ashraful
    • Fill in the blanks
  • He holds the highest individual score for Australia in Test Matches (380 vs Zimbabwe in 2003) and in ODIs ( 181* vs New Zealand in 2007)
    • ____ ______’s half-Jewish, Goldie Hawn too. Put them together, what a fine-lookin' Jew!
  • Paul Newman photographed in 1955 at an Actor's Studio class, the year before Newman was to make a mark in “Somebody Up There Likes Me” and three years before his first Academy Award Nomination.