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Friday, January 26, 2007

Complete the list

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Ebbe Schwartz , Gustav Wiederkehr, Artemio Franchi, Jacques Georges , Lennart Johansson , ---------------------------


Michel Francois Platini - These are the UEFA presidents till date

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

What is Number 2

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Number 1 : Eris
Number 2: -----
Number 3: Ceres


Number two is Pluto -- These are the three Dwarf Planets of the solar system listed according to their size. Eris is the largest and Ceres is the smallest.

Connect

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The guy on the left is Joe Rosenthal. The picture on the right is the poster for the Clint Eastwood film - Flags of our Fathers. It is about the Battle of Iwo Jima. The poster features a small photograph of people raising the American flag. This Picture was taken by Joe Rosenthal who was with the US Army during the War.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Identify the company from the Logo

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This was the symbol used by a company before it merged with a Dutch company and adopted a new name. What is the name of this company?

British Steel PLC

Sunday, January 14, 2007

WHOITIS?

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Born as Gouranga Charaborthy , he was born in Kolkatta and was educated at the Scottish Church College in Kolkatta. He is accomplished in the field of marshals arts and was a Naxalite in the early part of his life. He later gave up the life of a naxalite and is known for other reasons. He was the highest taxpayer in India during the years 1994-99. Who is this Person?

Mithun Chakraborthy(i personally was surprised to see the piece if Trivia on Wiki)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Which Person wrote the foreword?

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Which famous person wrote the foreword for the book Alchemy Of Finance : By George Soros?









Paul Volcker

Which Company's Logo?

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The Initial Logo consisted of two Milanese Symbols : The Visconti Serpent on a pale blue background ( the idea for which came to a young designer from the Technical office of this company , when he noticed the serpent on the Filatere Tower while he was waiting for the Tram in Plazza Castello) and a red Cross on a white Background , enclosed in a mettalic circle with the Abbreviation for the words( Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) and Milano seperate by two Savoia dynasty Knots. Which Company's Logo?

ALFA ROMEO

What was Created?

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The Brain child of Australian –Born British Army Officer , Major General R. Cawthorne, this was created as a result of the weak performance of the MI( Military Intelligence) in sharing intelligence between the Army , Navy and the Air Force during the Indo- Pakistan war in 1947. What was this?

ISI ( Inter Services Intelligence)

Boxing

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Who was the first Olympic Gold Medallist to win a heavyweight title in Professional Boxing as well?

Floyd Patterson

Type of Literature

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What is the phrase that is used to describe a novel describing real-life events behind a fa├žade of fiction?(Hint: It is French for Novel with a key)

Roman a clef

Who Am I?

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  • I was the first Indian to score a ODI century against Australia in Australia?
  • I have the most number of Runs and centuries in a single edition of Champions trophy?
  • I am the only player to get 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODIs?
Who am I?

Saurav Ganguly

Which Bird?

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Benjamin Franklin was one of the people who opposed to the eagle being the national symbol of America. Which bird did he want as the symbol of America?

Turkey

Spanish Word?

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What is the Spanish Word for Committee ( specifically a board of directors) ?

Junta

Which Dictator?

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Which Dictator's last words were “Lucy” ?


Augusto Pinochet

What is this?

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It was a part of the Original Silk Route and means Listening Ears in Tibetian. During the 2,500th Birth Anniversary celebration of Gautam Buddha in November 1956, Dalai Lama used this to travel to India, and returned back to China from it in February 1957.What is this?

Nathula Pass

Which Famous Supermodel?

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Which famous supermodel makes an appearance as Serena in the movie Devil Wears Prada ?


Gisele Bundchen

Arabic word/

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What is the Arabic Word for “ One who Confronts?”


Saddam

What was this Stratergy?

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On 12 October 2006, Floyd Landis via Box.net made public many documents in support of his claim of innocence. In addition to being a public relations strategy, the dissemination of these files over the Web is an attempt "to draw on the collective resources of cycling fans, using the Internet to allow widely distributed review of evidence in his case and he encourages Internet users to find the mistakes that the legal team has not noticed." What was this defense strategy called?

Wikipedia Defense Strategy

Identify These Two People

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Analjit Singh and Asim Ghosh ( In news because of the Hutch takeover)

Who owns this Company?

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This company provided a rapid-turnaround network solution to support Bahrain's first ever Grand Prix. Their specialization is in underwater cable laying( Fibre - Optics) for IP, Bandwidth supply. Who owns this company?

Anil Dhirubhai Ambani ( Reliance Group)

Identify the product being endorsed

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Colman Mustard

Identify the Mascot and the Team he represents

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Mr. Met of the New York Mets

Which Band?

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In 1988, this band transformed the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, into a giant set and treated their Italian fans to a free concert. It was initially feared that the sound generated would damage the city’s foundations. It was not universally well received. Described as “The rape of Venice," the event prompted the resignation of the Venetian mayor and the entire city council. Which band?

Pink Floyd

Name of the Person and the Character

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Sunanda Murli Manohar will produce this movie while Jagmohan Mundhra will be directing it. Aishwarya Rai and Priety Zinta were considered for the role. Finally, X (an Italian actress) was selected for this role. Now, give me X and the character she is going to portray.


Monica Bellucci playing Sonia Gandhi

Identify the Two People

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George Eastman and Thomas Alva Edison

What effect?

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In biology and psychology, the term X effect describes phenomenon seen in many species whereby males show continuously high sexual performance given the introduction of new receptive females. The X effect has sometimes been mentioned as an explanation of why pornographic images (of the female) are exciting to the male when first purchased, but after repeated viewing can "lose its effect." X is incidentally named after an American President. Gimme X.

Coolidge Effect

Name the Guy and the product

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It was developed in 1945 by ______ and comprised containers used in households to contain food and keep it airtight. Distributors also known as consultants of this company invite friends and neighbors into their home to see the product line and sell it. They also follow a multi level marketing structure in some countries. In most countries, these products come with a lifetime guarantee. Identify the company.


Earl Tupper - Tupperware

Which Magazine?

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What magazine did the U.S. Library of Congress cease publishing in Braille (after fifteen years) when Congress voted to withhold funding in 1985?

Playboy!

What is this?

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This was reinvented by two college graduates in 1958 based on a bamboo exercise toy they saw on a trip to Australia. A smashing commercial success, it notched up massive worldwide sales but its use in public was banned by Japan on the grounds of impropriety and indecency. The Soviet Union described it as evidence of the decadence of American culture. Numerous records in the Guinness Book of World Records involve this. What?


Hula Hoop

Name the Project

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Microsoft Research had spent years perfecting the search functions under the "X project". The project was named thus because many Microsoft software developers and executives were impressed by a helpful talking chandelier called "X" in the 1991 Disney feature film cartoon “Beauty and the Beast”. The faithful X (actually a butler turned into candelabra by a magic spell) had helped his grumpy master win over the heart of Belle by giving discreet hints all the time. Identify X.

Lumiere Project