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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #15

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1. Pablo Picasso
2. On the Beaches of Goa

Scores
Vidya Shankaran ---- 1

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #15

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1. Identfy this famous person




















2.Where would you find this?

Friday, September 22, 2006

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #14

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1. Hugo Chavez

2. Thaksin Shinawatra - The Thailand Prime Minister who was recently ousted was the founder of AIS.

Scores

Arun George ---- 1
Rahul Paul ---- 1
Abhishek Kumar ---- 1

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #14

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1. Who is this person, who recently called the American President a devil in the UN assembly?


2. Advance Info Service is the largest GSM mobile company in its country of operation. It was founded in 1990 and is presently headed by Temasek Holdings. Who was the founder of this company?

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Whats happening in Thailand?

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Here is a linker page to happenings in Thailand. Page has links to happenings in Thailand - atleast some of those reported on the web

Linker Page

Friday, September 15, 2006

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #13

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1. The first Blank is Black Dahlia , and the second Blank is LA Confidential. These are parts of the L.A. Quartet written by James Ellroy. Both of them are also movies.

2. Juan Roman Riquelme

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #13

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1. Fill up the blanks and how do we know this list better?

--------------, The Big Nowhere , ---------------- , The White Jazz



2. In the Champions League Semi Final this year - Villareal vs Arsenal -- Arsenal were leading 1-0 on aggreagate, when Villareal got a penalty. X came upto take the penalty. X normally a clinical finisher from the penalt spot - hit the ball to the left of Jens Lehman. It was a weak shot though and was stopped. Now X also appeared in the World Cup later this year, but his team exited out of the WC pretty early on. He recently announced his retirement from International Football. Who is X?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #12

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1. Micheal Schumacher

2. Clingman's Dome ---





Sunset as seen from the second highest point on the eastern side of USA.


Scores :- Abhimanyu ---- 1

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #12

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Q1 : Born in Hürth Hermülheim in 1969 , he became the first Billionaire athelete in the world. Who is this person?

Q2 : Known as "Kuwahi" (the mulberry place) by the Cherokee Indians, the mountain was originally dubbed "Smoky Dome" by local Scots-Irish inhabitants. In 1859, the mountain was henceforth renamed for Thomas Lanier Clingman (1812-1897), who extensively explored the area in the 1850's and spent many years thereafter promoting it and was also a lawyer, member of the U.S. Congress (House and Senate), and a brigadier general for the Confederate States of America, by compatriot Arnold Guyot. What is this place?

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #11

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1. Steve Irwin more famously known as the crocodile hunter recently died due to a stingray attack. This is the only instance of a death due to stingray attack which has been caught on tape.

2. Chrysanthemum Throne is the Throne of the Japanese

Scores

Rahul Paul -- 2
Sanandan --- 1
Abhimanyu --- 2

The next couple of nuggets will be posted in a couple of hours.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #11

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Trivial Pursuit is back after a week or so ---( long weekend syndrome)

1.Only 17 worldwide fatalities due to StingRay attack have been recorded . Of this only one is believed to have been caught on film. Who was the person whose death by a Sting Ray was captured on film?

2.The throne of which country is called the Chrysanthemum Throne?

more questions over the weekend.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #10

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1. Penguin Publications. Allen Lane was returning after a weekend with Agatha Christie(Pic 1) when he was stranded on the Exeter Station with no book to read. That's when it occurred to him that a line of books at the cost of 6 pence could make a world of difference. This marked the birth of Penguin publications and the Penguincubator(pic 3) which was a book vending machine installed at stations.

2. Kilroy of the "Kilroy was here" grafitti fame.


Trivial Pursuits #10

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1. Connect the following pictiures












2. Chile:Sapo::UK:Chad::Australia:Foo::US:??

Similar to the anology Hindi:Chai::English:Tea.(This is just an Example)