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Friday, March 16, 2007

Cricket World cup Trivia Tidbit #4

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This country played their first match in 1891 against the Philadelphia Zingari. They are also one of the four, ODI cricket teams to have won their first ever ODI match. The other three teams are Australia , New Zealand and Zimbabwe.The captain of the 2007 world cup team is a person named Irving Romaine , who also happens to hold the record for the highest individual score by a batsman for this team. Which team are we talking about?

The team is the Bermuda Cricket Team which made their debut as a world cup team in the 2007 ICC World Cup. The Flag is the national flag of Bermuda.

Cricket World cup Trivia Tidbit #3

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Whoitis?

He is a right arm leg break Bowler and a Right handed batsman who became a celebrity in his country when he scored a 62 against India in the 2003 world cup. He hit the record books in 2004 when he scored a 38-ball century - the fastest in the history of MCC Young Cricketers. He will however be remembered for a totally different reason. Who is this player and what is his infamous claim to fame?


Daan Van Bunge of Netherlands. He is the first bowler to concede 36 runs in an over with 6 sixes in one single over to Herschelle Gibbs.

Cricket World cup Trivia Tidbit #2

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The first ball of the first ICC cricket world cup was bowled by the Indian , medium paced bowler , Madan Lal(pic). Who was the batsman , who faced the first ball of the first ever cricket world cup?


John Alexander Jameson. Incidentally , he was born in Mumbai and played for England.

Cricket World cup Trivia Tidbit #1

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What links Garrard and Co , a company founded by George Wickes in London in 1735 to the ICC Cricket world cup?


Craftsmen from Garrard and Co, created the ICC world cup trophy which has been permanent since the 1999 tournament

Trivia Tidbit

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It was created by Simon Fuller (former manager of the Spice Girls and S Club 7). It was developed by Simon Jones. The directors are Bruce Gowers( from the Bohemian Rhapsody video fame) ,Nigel Lythgoe , Simon Fuller and Ken Warwick. The three major known faces of this are

1. A Record producer and a bass Player
2. A former pop star
3. A music Producer and Manager.

What is this?

American Idol. The Record Producer and Bass Player -- Randy Jackson. Former Pop Star -- Paula Abdul , Music Producer and Manager -- Simon 'oh - so rude' Cowell.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

HTNI #3

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1. This is the logo of an Airline company. Name the company







2. This famous scene was derived from a 1953 classic western named Shane. The dialogue that inspired this famous scene , was enacted by Ben Johnson and Alan Ladd. The person who made this scene famous is believed to have improvised this scene. Who is the person , and what is the scene?

3. Connect
Naachiyaar Thirumozhi composed by Aandal, Photon Factory, Studio Green

(Acknowledgement : - The Crux of the question is stolen from a trivia posted in Trivia Pettai. I hope the folks at Triviapettai , dont mind this!!! )

4. This album gets its name from the fact that it traces the major works of the artist from 1966 to a recording done at the Festival of The Desert in Mali. It was released in 2003 and is considered a compilation of the greatest hits. Which album and who is the Artist?

5. Identify this tall Black Building.(Pic 2)




Answers and Scores to HTNI II

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Decent response to the quiz. Will post another one shortly

Suresh Ramasubramanian - 4
Arindam Sanyal - 1
Shiv_Das - 2
Sumanth Srivathsan - 5!!!
Jeevan D - 3.5
RajaGopal P.S - 2.5
Husain Poonawala - 1
Anubhav Chaterjee - 3
Sachin Maheshwari - 3
Balaji Varma - 1
Kamal Rathi - 4
Gopal Kidao - 5!!!
Prateek Vijayavargia - 1
Karthik Iyengar - 3
Arijit Mukhopadhyay - 4
Ashok(SCM) - 4
Anantha - 4


1. What movie was inspired by the 2003 memoir by Robert Baer -- See No Evil : The True Story of a ground soldier in the CIA's War against Terrorism ?

This is the wonderful movie Syriana


2. What is this? and who use these ? (Pic 1)

This is Xistera or Cesta. This is used in the game Jai Alai. ( Anything related to pelota also gets points)

3. Since the budget - seems to be the flavor of the business world , this week -- Who presented Independent India's first Budget?

This is R.K.Shanmughan Chetty

4. The Song , Adikithu Kuliru in Mannan , was his first attempt as a singer for a movie.He never sung in movies after that. But now this person has decided to sing in a movie expected to be released on Tamil New Year's day. Who is this person?

Thalaivar Rajinikanth

5. The picture shows a restored 1965 Honda Ra272. What first did this car achieve with respect to Formula 1?

This is the first japanese car to win a formula one race.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

HTNI part II

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HTNI part #2.
Encouraged by the responses to the first quiz, the second edition rolls out.



1. What movie was inspired by the 2003 memoir by Robert Baer -- See No Evil : The True Story of a ground soldier in the CIA's War against Terrorism ?

2. What is this? and who use these ? (Pic)



3. Since the budget - seems to be the flavor of the business world , this week -- Who presented Independent India's first Budget?

4. The Song , Adikithu Kuliru in Mannan , was his first attempt as a singer for a movie.He never sung in movies after that. But now this person has decided to sing in a movie expected to be released on Tamil New Year's day. Who is this person?

5. The picture shows a restored 1965 Honda Ra272. What first did this car achieve with respect to Formula 1?

Answers and Scores to HTNI I

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Thank you to all those who replied to the quiz. Here are the Scores and the Answers.

For all those who had asked , who the dedication was to -- It was Illayaraja. One of his album names was How To Name It.

Anubhav Chatterjee -- 3
Sudipk Dey - 5
Sangeetha Banerjee - 5
Sumant Srinivasan - 5 ( not many people saw the name of the pic. Nice Observation)
Gopal Kidao - 2
Karthik Narayan - 1
Yashasvi Arun - Nice Try
Anant Singhania - 1
Vishal Subramanian - 4
Ashok (SCM group) - 4


Answers --

1. Shoeless Joe Jackson - one of the 8 players to have been kicked out as a part of the Match Fixing scandal that rocked the Chicago White Sox in 1919.

2. These people are better known as Black Eyed Peas. Not a major fan of hip hop , but these guys came into my radar , because , they sample some of the old songs of Illayaraja in their songs.

3. This is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland , Ohio. The name of the picture ,actually said rrhof. So there was a clue there.

4. you can find this plaque in the Complex that was built for Apollo 1 and was partially destroyed due to the fire that broke out. I have given points to anyone who has said , anything about Apollo 1 :)

5. A.R. Rahman -- Born as Dileep Kumar , he later changed his names when he started following the Tenets of Islam.