A Pinata of useless info....

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Visual Quiz # 2

Hello Guys! Thanks again for the wonderful response and comments. Here are the answers for the visual quiz -2

Please find ur scores below the answers. Bee Gee scored a perfect 5.

1. This is a type of modern day art form. Basically a collection of pictures are arranged in a matrix in such a manner that the matrix itself potrays another picture. Many softwares are available to do this. The question is: what is the name of this modern day art form?

Ans: Photomosaic

Other guesses: Collage, Photomontage, tile graffitti

2. Whose weapons are these?

Ans: Tipu Sultan (easiest of the lot... almost cracked by everyone)

Other guesses: Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), khukri

3. Identify the guy in the picture who is getting married.

Ans: Alfred Hitchcock
Other guesses: laurel/Hardy, churchill, mussolini, charlie chaplin, fatty arbuckle

4. Some of you might crack this easily. Identify this person from litterature field.

Ans: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee/Chattopadhyay

Other guesses, harivanhs Rai Bachchan, kavi pradeep, k krishanmurti

5. A friend of mine was disappointed that I didnt have cricket related question last time. Please identify the two gentlemen. (0.5 points for each answer)

Ans: Ajit Wadekar & Sunil Gavaskar
Uttam adds: This pic features Ajit Wadekar (then Captain, left) and Sunil Gavaskar (right) in England on their 1971 tour - AFTER the fantastic 774 runs in West Indies by Gavaskar in a Debut season.

Here are the honors:

Rajiv D'Silva - 2
Pratyush Prasanna - 2.5 (.5+1+0+.5+.5)... you came very close to many of the answers. so I had to give the break-up
bibhavasu - 1 thanks for the comments. Thanks to u. I researched and came to know about the laureate Fakir Mohan Senapati
Ajay garg - 1.5
parag lokhande - 2
Akhtar Ali - 1 (Nice attempts dude..)
vittal avinash - 2
Ramachandran V - 1
Saurabh - 2
Varun prakash - 2
Vijay Govindarajan - ? (good attempts for each question, though)
Uttam Padukhone - 2
Pranav Wankawala -2
Rahul Paul - 3
V K Kanungo - 2
writankar - 1
vivek karthikeyan -1
sudipk.dey - 3.5
prateep sarkar - 2
PVR Rao - 3
Rajesh Mohan - 3
BEE GEE - perfect 5
Hussain Poonawala - 1
Aditya Gupta - 2.5
V Vinod - 1.5
K Ramakrishnan - 2
Jude Thikattil - 1
Mausimi kar - 4
Srikant - 3
balaji krishnan - 1
supriyo banerjee - 3 (Nice to know that u r part of Art of Living. Thanks for the comments)
Palash Doshi - 1.5
Aishwarya Varma - 3
krishna karthik - 2
Prateek Vijayavargia - 1.5 (probably u will find next quiz a bit easier .. ;)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Visual Quiz # 1

Thanks for the wonderful response. Answers are inline with the questions. Scores are given below.

1. This is the Maruti (Suzuki) 800 version in Pakistan. Give me the name of the car

Ans; Meheran

(Bhaskaran - REVO was Pakistan's indigeniously made car made by a company called Adam motors. Meheran was made by Suzuki.)

2. What is the name of this mascot of Indian Railways for its 150th year celebration

Ans: Bholu (the easiest of the lot... cracked by almost everyone)

3. This is the Egyptian (Islamic) version of barbie doll... name it (her)..!

Ans: Fulla

more info: http://www.islamonline.com/cgi-bin/news_service/world_full_story.asp?service_id=1773
Murali adds that the doll is named after the arabic word for jasmine.

Interesting answers - Al Barbara (.. by Nikhil), Sara, Rozanne

4. This widely televised incident happened sometime in December. Two Policewomen decided to teach some lessons to love-birds of Meerut. The question is .. what is this operation nicknamed? (looking for an answer something like operation vijay, operation yudh..)

Ans: Operation Majnu.

5. I dont want the names. But who are these 4?

Tom Parker Bowles, Laura Parker Bowles, Prince Harry and Prince William - children of Prince Charles & Camilla... not born to both of them.. of course ;-)

The toughest of the lot. (cracked only by Krishnan...kudos buddy)

Here are the scores

Ameya Mardolkar - 4
Ankur Jain - 2
Nikhil Narayanan - 2 ... Al-Barbara made me laugh for sometime :-)
Abhirup Ganguly - 1
Sarvashree - 3
Tapas Quila - 4
Abhinav kishore - 4
Rabi Sankar Saha - 4 (Thanks for the comments)
Murali Duggineni - 4
Srikant - 1.5
TANEJAD@iocl.co.in - 4
kishore - 4
vipender chauhan - 3
chandan shahi - 2
ravi kiran - 1
abhinava singh - 2
bhaskaran.deepak - 1.5
Vipin Pandey - 3 (Thanks for the comments)
ravi chand - 2
Varun Reddy - 4 (Thanks for the comments)
Indivar Nayyar - 3.5
Ravi Pratap - 3
Prateek Vijayavargia - 4
anoop.chandran - 3
krishnan krishnan - 2 (KUDOs... you are the only one to get the 5th one correctly)
Vinod saxeana - 3 (It was obvious that the 4 are human beings. No question about that ;-)
dinkar.ayilavarapu - 2
Sneha Srivastava - 2
Nishith bani - 2
Abhishek Kulshrestha - 4
Siddhish Mittal - 4

Hope you all enjoyed the quiz. I will post the next visual quiz soon.

Just what is a 'Pinata'..?

Pinata (pronounced as pin-ya-ta) is a candy or toy filled container suspended by a rope over a tree or a ceiling. Kids are blindfolded and are given a stick to break this container to collect their candies or toys. Not sure if these traditions were started by Spanish or Chinese people in Mexico, but sure that this tradition was started in Mexico.

Here is a google video link