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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

WhoItIZ?

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He was part of the only Asian band to be featured in the Iron Maiden tribute album - Children of the Damned. The bands song - Dine with the Devil along with a cover of The four Horsemen featured on the metallica Tribute album. On March 17th 2007, when Iron Maiden was performing for the first time in India (in Bangalore), Bruce Dickinson dedicated the song 'Wrathchild' in his memory. Who was this person?


Who else could it be. The Great Leon Ireland of Moksha.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Which place?

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It is a 262 room hotel located at 8401 , sunset Boulevard , West Hollywood , California. It opened in 1958 as the Gene Autry Hotel and is colloquially called the Riot House. Led Zeppelin rented six floors of this place and John Bonham is believed to have driven a motorcycle through the lobby. Robert Plant is believed to have shouted - " I am a Golden God" while looking over the Sunset Strip. This was also the basis of a scene in Cameron Crowe's movie Almost Famous. What is the name of the place now?

Hyatt West Hollywood

Which Song?

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This song is one of the most famous song of the band in which Jools Holland was a founding member. The lead vocals on this song was by keyboardist Paul Carrack and the guitaris - Glenn Tilbrook and Producer Elvis Costello also sang some of the lines in lead. This song was later covered by Sting , Joe Cocker and Rockapella. This song is extrememly famous in North america , having featured in a number of commercials. Heineken is one of the latest brands to use this song in their advertisement. Which song and band?

Tempted - by Squeeze

Ah! Dinosaur land

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The periods Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic correspond to which era of geological time chart?

Mesozoic

Friday, August 10, 2007

whoizzit?

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He was called Wa-Tho-Huk in the native Indian tongue. King Gustav V of Sweden told him, 'Sir, You are the greatest athlete in the world'. Not content with winning the Olympic pentathlon and decathlon, he went on to play Football, reaching the collegiate championship. Thence onwards to 6 years of Major League Baseball. Who?


Jim Thorpe

Which country?

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The Greeks called it Taprobane, the Portugese called it Ceilao. The Official prefix to the name of the place in 1972 was " Free , soveriegn and independent Republic" but in 1978 , it was changed to "Democratic Socialist Republic". The current name of this place is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning resplendent land. The English historian James Emerson Tennent theorized that a southern city in the country was the ancient sea port - Tarshish from which King Solomon is said to have drawn ivory , peacocks and other valuables. Which country is this?

Sri Lanka - also called Serendip by the Arabs


Album Name pls?

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This was the first album of the Band Van Halen without David Lee roth and the first one after ex Montrose Singer - Sammy Hagar joined the band. The name of this album is also the name of Eddie Van Halen's home studio and a reference to the Californian polic term for a mentally disturbed person. This was the first album by the band to hit #1 in sales.What is the name of the album?


The name of the album is 5150 ( a reference to section 5150 of the California welfare and Instituitions code)

What record?

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When India crossed the score of 524 in the Oval test in 2007 , they set a new record. The score at that point was 525/7 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni had just been dismissed. The earlier record was when India scored 524/9 in 1976 against the New Zealand Team. What record is this?


/* The highest Innings total without any batsman hitting a century */ --- Ouch!!! that's the problem of posting a question before the Innings is complete. Kumble managed to hit a 100 in the innings and the record is back to 524 against New Zealand in 1976.(updated at 11:17 CST)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

whoizzit?

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About who did Marechal Bertrand write: "Tears came to my eyes at the sight of this man, who had inspired such awe, who had given orders so proudly and positively, pleading now for a spoonful of coffee", when his companion pleaded for coffee produced by the East India Company?

Napolean Bonaparte at Mt.Helena

What are we talking about?

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Edward's considered the voice of the net generation. Back in 1989, Edwards's wife, Karen, was working in customer service for a little-known outfit in Vienna, Virginia. Karen overheard the company's CEO, describe how he wanted to add a voice to its user interface. Her advice: "I said, 'Hey, you ought to try Edward.'" And the rest is history. Which company and what are we talking about?


He is the voice in AOL's you have got mail voice message.

Answers and Scores to Biz Kwij - 1

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1.During World War 1, the wives, mothers and girlfriends of the Australian soldiers were concerned for the nutritional value of the food being supplied to their men. Any food they sent to the fighting men had to be carried in the ships of the Merchant Navy. Most of these were lucky to maintain a speed of ten knots (18.5 kilometers per hour). Most had no refrigerated facilities, so any food sent had to be able to remain edible after periods in excess of two months. A body of women came up with the answer - a biscuit with all the nutritional value possible. The basis was a Scottish recipe using rolled oats. These oats were used extensively in Scotland, especially for a heavy porridge that helped counteract the extremely cold climate. The ingredients they used were: rolled oats, sugar, plain flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup o treacle, bi-carbonate of soda and boiling water. All these items did not readily spoil. At first the biscuits were called Soldiers’ Biscuits, but after the landing on Gallipoli, they were renamed .What was the new name?

Anzac Biscuits


2.The Metropolitan Motor Works was a short lived venture. It was started by an eminent Indian for his son. Though the father reached the pinnacle in his field, the son was a mostly unknown entity. Name this father-son duo.

Rabindranath Tagore and Rathindranath Tagore


3.When introduced, Fortune magazine called it 'a red splotchy circle'. Amused market watchers labeled it as 'a million dollar coffee stain'. What was it?

The Lucent Logo

4.Identify this famous Franchise from its logo
















The New Orleans Saints ( NFL Logo)


5.Which Company's Logo is this?
















Wa Mu- Washington Mutual





Scores of those who attempted this quiz.

subhasis Dey - 2
Nikhil Narayanan - 2
Shiv Das - 2
Shantanu Dey - 3
Partha Mukherjee - 4
Sourabh Chowdhury - 3
Ramakrishnan R - 3
Jaspreet swaich - 2
Batty Bryant - 1
Aditya Modi - 3
Anubhav chaterjee - 1

What is being described?

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This is an extract from an article published in TIME magazine, in the issue dated September 25th, 1939: “The battlefront disappeared, and with it the illusion that there had ever been a battlefront. For this was no war of occupation, but a war of quick penetration and obliteration - ________. Swift columns of tanks and armored trucks had plunged through while bombs raining from the sky heralded their coming. They had sawed off communications, destroyed stores, scattered civilians, spread terror. Working sometimes 30 miles (50 km) ahead of infantry and artillery, they had broken down the defenses before they had time to organize. Then, while the infantry mopped up, they had moved on, to strike again far behind what had been called the front.” What is being described and what term was coined in this article? –

GERMAN INVASION OF POLAND, BLITZKRIEG

WhoItIz?

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Born on the 9th of February , 1954 , in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , he is a self-made millionaire who during the 1980's struggled with homelessness while raising his son. His book ( sort of biography) was published in May 2006 by Amistad. His personal struggle of establishing himself as a stockbroker while managing fatherhood and homelessness is portrayed in the 2006 major motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness, starring actor Will Smith. Who is this Person?

Christopher Paul Gardener.
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This man made city in Abu Dhabi would be the first carbon free cityu in the world , when construction of the city is completed. In arabic the name of the city means Transportation. What is the name of this city?

Masdar

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

What Resulted out of this?

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Hercules dragged Cerberus up from the Underworld, while the dog turned his face away from the light, barking and depositing saliva along the path. The saliva hardened in the soil and produced its lethal poison in the plants that grew from the soil.What resulted out of this?

This was the greek legend behind the creation of Aconite.( recently in news because of the suspected use of this in Bob Woolmer's death)

Whats the Nick?

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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, popularly known as Sheikh Mujib, was a nationalist leader in the former East Pakistan and the founder of the independent Bangladesh. He was also given an affectionate nickname in recognition of his role in the country's struggle for emancipation from West Pakistani rule. What was the nickname?

Bangabhandu

Which Ship?

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This ship was built in the Harland and Wolff yards in Belfast and was the second of the Olympic class of ships and was named after one of the Greek Mythological races. It was the largest passenger steamship at the time of its building.It had a top speed of 23.5 knots ( 42.6 kmph) and was propelled by two bronze triple-blade side propellers and one bronze quadruple-blade central propeller.

RMS Titanic

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Which Company?

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August Horch founded a company called Horch but left the company after 5 years. He went and started another company which was in the same segment as Horch. As the company horch still existed he decided to settle for the latin translation of the word horch.which company?

Audi

Which famous road?

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This decertified U.S. National Highway is known as the Main Street of America. It was established on the 11th of November 1926. The original end points were , Chicago, Illinois and Los,Angeles California. The Buckingham Fountain in Chicago now marks the end point in Chicago. John Steinbeck in his book "The Grapes of Wrath" called this the Mother Road. A famous Petroleum company in the US , gets its name from the name of this road. How do we Better know this road?

US 66

Friday, August 03, 2007

Biz Kwij - I

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1.During World War 1, the wives, mothers and girlfriends of the Australian soldiers were concerned for the nutritional value of the food being supplied to their men. Any food they sent to the fighting men had to be carried in the ships of the Merchant Navy. Most of these were lucky to maintain a speed of ten knots (18.5 kilometers per hour). Most had no refrigerated facilities, so any food sent had to be able to remain edible after periods in excess of two months. A body of women came up with the answer - a biscuit with all the nutritional value possible. The basis was a Scottish recipe using rolled oats. These oats were used extensively in Scotland, especially for a heavy porridge that helped counteract the extremely cold climate. The ingredients they used were: rolled oats, sugar, plain flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup o treacle, bi-carbonate of soda and boiling water. All these items did not readily spoil. At first the biscuits were called Soldiers’ Biscuits, but after the landing on Gallipoli, they were renamed .What was the new name?


2.The Metropolitan Motor Works was a short lived venture. It was started by an eminent Indian for his son. Though the father reached the pinnacle in his field, the son was a mostly unknown entity. Name this father-son duo.


3.When introduced, Fortune magazine called it 'a red splotchy circle'. Amused market watchers labeled it as 'a million dollar coffee stain'. What was it?

4.Identify this famous Franchise from its logo
















5.Which Company's Logo is this?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

WhoItIz?

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Whose surname was Harmenzoon van Rijn which translated as "son of Harmen, of the Rhine?

Rembrandt

Which Brand?

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Orphaned at birth in 1836 Olsson Smith was adopted and by the age of 14, he controlled One third of the business in his country. In 1879, Olsson Smith registered the trademark with his “___________Rent Brännvin”. The brand defines its approach to production as One Source. One Source is Åhus, the tiny picturesque town, near the birthplace of Lars Olsson. The face of Lars Olsson Smith, appears on the medallion with the packing .To cultivate its image, the brand forged partnerships with art and fashion icons. In 1985,pop artist Andy Warhol was commissioned to paint a picture of this. Warhol, enthralled by the artfulness, happily obliged. Other well-known artists such as Keith Haring and Kenny Scharff followed him. By1988, a number of noted artists had featured this on their works and the brand gained enormous amounts of unsolicited submissions from artists all Over the world. Which brand??

Absolut - Vodka

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Which cricket Ground?

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In which Indian city would you find a cricket stadium named after a hockey Player and one of the Bowling ends named after a Tributary of the Ganges?

Lucknow , The name of the Stadium is K.D Singh Babu Stadium and the bowling end was Gomati End.