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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Yl Goog

1. The word X is a portmanteau of Y and Z, referring to those who profess Y's philosophy in a robot-like manner. An X believes that Y has never done anything wrong and every idea which spawned from Y's head, no matter how mundane the issue, is gospel. Give me X.

2. Some background on A: His father, a medical researcher, is considered a leading authority on intestinal gas. (He bills himself as "The Man Who Gave Status to Flatus and Class to Gas.") One of A's great uncles, Robert May, wrote "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"-the book, that is; another great uncle, Johnny Marks, later wrote the song.
In 2006, he was chosen as one of Time magazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World". Identify A.

3. Has anybody won both the Oscar and the Nobel? If yes, name the person(s).

4. Many of us have read X's essays in school. X had this to say on Sikhism: That if some lucky men survive the onslaught of the third world war of atomic and hydrogen bombs, then the Sikh religion will be the only means of guiding them.
X played himself in a 1967 anti-war movie Aman. He won the Nobel in literature in 1950. Identify.

5. In Japan, what are ‘Soft Beckhams’, ‘Popular Beckhams’ and ‘Hardcore Beckhams’ types of? (Question Credit: indiauncut.com)

6. This controversial parliamentarian was sent to a seminary after schooling, to train as a priest. The rigours of priesthood did not suit him, however, and he rebelled against the authorities of the seminary. He was the first Defence Minister to visit the Siachen glacier, and subsequently visited the glacier 17 more times and took necessay steps to lessen the burden on soldiers patrolling the glaciers. Identify.

9 comments:

UDit said...

2.real long shot....john denver or neil diamond.
4. bertrand russell.
6. george fernandes.

roshan said...

1.?
2.Thomas Friedman?
3.GB Shaw,Al Gore?
4.?
5.Pubic haircut:-)
6.George Fernandes

peter said...

3. Al gore...won the oscar for the documentary
5. Inclination of the mohawk haircuts?

the title is a anagram for googly...isnt it?

rishabh said...

1.Dogmatic
2.-
3.GB Shaw, Al Gore
4. Bertrand Russel
5. Haircuts(Mohican maybe?)
6.George Ferandes

abhimanyu said...

Qs 4, 5, 6 have been answered correctly.
AFAIK, nobody has answered Q3 entirely correctly.
Qs 1, 2 remain to be answered.
Answers tomorrow morning.

peter said...

1. Sherlock and watson? or Plato and Socrates?

Anonymous said...

1. ???
2. Steven Levitt
3. Al Gore
4. Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell
5. Pubic hairstyles
6. George Fernandes

Carpe Diem... said...

'Randroid' (a portmanteau of Rand and android)

1.Randroid; it's a portmanteau of Rand (Ayn Rand) and android...
2. Steven Levitt.. mathematician
3. Al Gore
4. Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell (Had to google it...)
5. Hairstyles..
6. George Fernandes... visited Siachen around 15-16 times

abhimanyu said...

The Answers
1. X -> Randroid

2. Steven D. Levitt (an economist, co-authored Freakonomics)

3. George Bernard Shaw. For those who answered Al Gore, well, they got caught in a well laid trap :)
Full details (courtesy http://shreevatsa.wordpress.com/):

* The 2006 Academy Award for Documentary Feature was awarded to “An Inconvenient Truth directed by Davis Guggenheim”

4. Bertrand Russell
Watch the video from Aman here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-834937117955383528

5. Pubic hairstyles
“Soft Beckhams” are those where the hair is allowed to grow freely but it curls back to form a natural peak.

“Popular Beckhams” involves brushing the hair into a Mohican style and then using nail clippers to trim the protrusion.

“Hardcore Beckhams” are those preferred by ejaculation industry workers and girls of the type who mimic pop diva Ayumi Hamasaki and bleach the hair on their heads blonde and wear colored contact lenses. These women dye the locks that form the ridge of the pubic hair so that it differs in color from the surrounding mane.

6. George Fernandes

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Yl Goog

1. The word X is a portmanteau of Y and Z, referring to those who profess Y's philosophy in a robot-like manner. An X believes that Y has never done anything wrong and every idea which spawned from Y's head, no matter how mundane the issue, is gospel. Give me X.

2. Some background on A: His father, a medical researcher, is considered a leading authority on intestinal gas. (He bills himself as "The Man Who Gave Status to Flatus and Class to Gas.") One of A's great uncles, Robert May, wrote "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"-the book, that is; another great uncle, Johnny Marks, later wrote the song.
In 2006, he was chosen as one of Time magazine's "100 People Who Shape Our World". Identify A.

3. Has anybody won both the Oscar and the Nobel? If yes, name the person(s).

4. Many of us have read X's essays in school. X had this to say on Sikhism: That if some lucky men survive the onslaught of the third world war of atomic and hydrogen bombs, then the Sikh religion will be the only means of guiding them.
X played himself in a 1967 anti-war movie Aman. He won the Nobel in literature in 1950. Identify.

5. In Japan, what are ‘Soft Beckhams’, ‘Popular Beckhams’ and ‘Hardcore Beckhams’ types of? (Question Credit: indiauncut.com)

6. This controversial parliamentarian was sent to a seminary after schooling, to train as a priest. The rigours of priesthood did not suit him, however, and he rebelled against the authorities of the seminary. He was the first Defence Minister to visit the Siachen glacier, and subsequently visited the glacier 17 more times and took necessay steps to lessen the burden on soldiers patrolling the glaciers. Identify.

9 comments:

UDit said...

2.real long shot....john denver or neil diamond.
4. bertrand russell.
6. george fernandes.

roshan said...

1.?
2.Thomas Friedman?
3.GB Shaw,Al Gore?
4.?
5.Pubic haircut:-)
6.George Fernandes

peter said...

3. Al gore...won the oscar for the documentary
5. Inclination of the mohawk haircuts?

the title is a anagram for googly...isnt it?

rishabh said...

1.Dogmatic
2.-
3.GB Shaw, Al Gore
4. Bertrand Russel
5. Haircuts(Mohican maybe?)
6.George Ferandes

abhimanyu said...

Qs 4, 5, 6 have been answered correctly.
AFAIK, nobody has answered Q3 entirely correctly.
Qs 1, 2 remain to be answered.
Answers tomorrow morning.

peter said...

1. Sherlock and watson? or Plato and Socrates?

Anonymous said...

1. ???
2. Steven Levitt
3. Al Gore
4. Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell
5. Pubic hairstyles
6. George Fernandes

Carpe Diem... said...

'Randroid' (a portmanteau of Rand and android)

1.Randroid; it's a portmanteau of Rand (Ayn Rand) and android...
2. Steven Levitt.. mathematician
3. Al Gore
4. Earl (Bertrand Arthur William) Russell (Had to google it...)
5. Hairstyles..
6. George Fernandes... visited Siachen around 15-16 times

abhimanyu said...

The Answers
1. X -> Randroid

2. Steven D. Levitt (an economist, co-authored Freakonomics)

3. George Bernard Shaw. For those who answered Al Gore, well, they got caught in a well laid trap :)
Full details (courtesy http://shreevatsa.wordpress.com/):

* The 2006 Academy Award for Documentary Feature was awarded to “An Inconvenient Truth directed by Davis Guggenheim”

4. Bertrand Russell
Watch the video from Aman here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-834937117955383528

5. Pubic hairstyles
“Soft Beckhams” are those where the hair is allowed to grow freely but it curls back to form a natural peak.

“Popular Beckhams” involves brushing the hair into a Mohican style and then using nail clippers to trim the protrusion.

“Hardcore Beckhams” are those preferred by ejaculation industry workers and girls of the type who mimic pop diva Ayumi Hamasaki and bleach the hair on their heads blonde and wear colored contact lenses. These women dye the locks that form the ridge of the pubic hair so that it differs in color from the surrounding mane.

6. George Fernandes