Curious, George?

April 15, 2010

The film is set in an unnamed underground city of the future, where sexual intercourse is outlawed and use of mind-altering drugs is mandatory. Narcotics are critical both in maintaining compliance among the city’s residents and also for ensuring their ability to conduct dangerous and demanding tasks for long periods of time. The inhabitants worship a godlike being known as “OMM”, whom they commune with in telephone booth-like areas known as “Unichapels”.
X-1138 works in a factory producing androids that function as police officers. The work is hazardous as it requires handling explosive and radioactive material.
It was the first feature-length film directed by Lucas, developed from his (almost) eponymous student film.

X is a trade name of a high-fidelity sound reproduction standard for movie theaters, screening rooms, home theaters, computer speakers, gaming consoles, and car audio systems.

X was developed by Tomlinson Holman at George Lucas’s company, Lucasfilm, in 1983 to ensure that the soundtrack for the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi, would be accurately reproduced in the best venues.

Give me X.
Hint: The name of the inventor goes into the answer

Answer

It is indeed THX. Anoop, Gandhi and Mr Evil monkey get it right. The title was referring to Curious George, the animated monkey that appears in Dolby digital trailers.


My first question :)

April 14, 2010

A is a character which appeared first in a 1986 animation feature,produced by C. Later A became the mascot for C’s studio’s animation department, now no longer in operation due to formation of Z. B claimed that A and the movie were a plagiarized from his seminal work.  Hence he did something  to avoid cannibalization. Give me A, B and what did B do?


Connect

April 14, 2010


It all began on 14 September 1891.

March 24, 2010

Sitter. Absolute Ruubish.

Dont *yawn* google stuff.

The formula, (((X + Y + S) / 2) x ((T + I + 2P) / 4)) + (V/2) -1, was developed by scientists at John Moores University in Liverpool.

V velocity of the object

T time between placing the object and striking

S number of steps in run-up to strike

Y vertical placement of object from ground

X horizontal placement of object from centre

P striking position

Scientists at Liverpool John Moores University analyzed hours of footage to get the perfect formula. They deduced that the speed of the object should be not less than 65mph. In addition, the person has to approach the object at a specific angle, and namely 20 to 30 degrees. The maximum allowable distance inside the boundary condition is 0.5 meters.

Waiting before striking is important, but if the wait is longer than 0.41 milliseconds then it is futile.


Would you believe it?

March 24, 2010

Identify both.

(I don’t think I need to mention..don’t use search engines for images, if possible).


Time for the answers

February 5, 2010

I can see there are few takers for a travel and living quiz, nonetheless, hope you will enjoy the answers!

Which Munich landmark is named after a column that was built there to celebrate the end of the 30 years war and the Swedish occupation? (visual)

Marian Platz in downtown Munich

there is a monument in the central square of Paris, the square is also called la Concordia, the monument is opposite the Madeleine church and is surrounded by the statues representing the French provinces, either tell me, the original name for the monument, or what do the French call it? Visual 2

A bit of a comics link here, this is also called the Obelisk

Though now completely associated with Germany, this bread pastry of Medieval European origin (some accounts say Italian or French) that has the shape of a three looped knot or twisted braid. They are either soft or hard. They have evolved into a variety of shapes from knotted loops to straight (called Salzstangen in German, Ropi in Hungaria. What?

Pretzel

This Parisian tourist attraction is the home of Bistros and Cafes and is popular with tourists and students alike. Also the home of the Roman bath in Paris, this takes its name from a vocal practice during the medieval times. What?

The people frequenting this area of Paris spoke Latin, hence Latin quarter

The Royal Jordanian has attributed a 62% increase in traffic over the last few years they attribute this to what?

Ruins of Petra, one of the new seven wonders of the world.

This book’s cover spoofs Milk cartons in the US, wherein announcements are made about people who are lost or missing. Which Bill Bryson book deals with travel in small town America?

A book called The lost Continent
Book cover, dont judge the book by this, nice nice read

What province of Canada shares its name with a breed of dog, and is separated from the mainland by the strait of Belle Isle?
Newfoundland and Labrador

Which autonomous region was originally titled Neuva Andalucia, and has been under the governance of Spain, England and presently under a third monarchy?

Aruba
Went from the Spanish, to the Pommies, to The Dutch. Known to the QM for the annual pokerstars tourney and not the Natgeo trip

The work was attacked with a bread knife by an unemployed school teacher, Wilhelmus de Rijk, in 1975, resulting in a large zig-zag of slashes. It was successfully restored but some evidence of the damage is still observable close-up. De Rijk committed suicide in April 1976. Which work?

Rembrandt’s Nightwatch

Bolivia has a small navy used to guard the islands of sun and moon. Where are these two islands located?

Lake Titicaca, shared between Peru-Bolivia

Taking its name from the German Austrian word for cutlet, which Viennese delicacy is usually served with lemon slice and lingonberry jam. What?
In india, this culinary item is usually served as Israeli cuisine.

Schnitzel

What Slovenian artistes, in a rather vague sense of the word perform at the Spanish Horfreitschule?

These are horses, the arena is world famous for its horse dances, which is the English translation for Horfreitschule.

Though it looks a lot like the LGBT flag, this is a flag representing the various regions of an empire which ruled this country for a few centuries?

This is the flag of the province of Cuzco, each color represents one region of the Incan empire.

Gandhi got the google power and nailed a few, Sharat made some interesting comments, i will call them inglorious for obvious reasons, the other part of the tribute shall be reserved for Delhi quiz update, maybe for broken tags- part deux.

More Feedback is still welcome
thanks


Oh my Gosh!! look who is bittten by the ‘judge’ bug

January 9, 2010

even the best are bound to falter some time ..