I’m blue da ba dee da ba die

Hear Ye, Hear Ye. The themed week here be.

From Monday, till the coming Friday, my questions will be loosely based on this topic right here.

opera

. er, that is, western classical music and Operas.

Note: The questions are unconnected. [ i.e, no stage-2 ]

So, the first one in the series.

  • A smurfy fan-art, but fairly accurate representation.
smurf_singers

smurf_singers

Some people would consider even that kerchief as a give-away, so no clues.

What was the popular name for this trio?

or for glory, identify them.

Cracked by Chandrakant, Capt. P J Vogon, and Hasan

Oh gaad, you people even got the accent marks right.
Such sharp Diacritics 🙂

Answer:

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Total Rascala, this kid

A bollywood+current affairs question. Hopefully easy.

Name this writer and short film director, and what is his claim to fame.

He’s credited in the movie in more ways than one.

writer

writer

Update: will keep this question open for one more day. People who’ve posted can attempt again.

Clue : Think Hindi.

Apologies for the arbitness, and the delay with the clue.

Cracked only by nikhil dubey. Kudos.

Answer:
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These germans are crazy

X was a German academic in the field of literature and linguistics, and a librarian. During his extended period of free-book-readings, he coined the term Y in his language, to describe a particular sort of educative novels.

scholar

scholar

Few examples of the sort of novels, are shown here. Figuring out a common motif might help.

harry potter series

harry potter series

huckleberry finn

huckleberry finn

So, I’ll have the usual please. X and Y?

Cracked only by Shri. Royan.
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50,000

50,000 hits and marching on. We thank the regular contributors and readers. We also thank the NITK alumni for their enthusiastic support.

Here is a question sent in by Maga aka Goutham DL.

Connect the two gentlemen with a particular song.
122 234

Cracked by Chandrakant and raklodramA.

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Jungle Boogie

A random movie was X, whose cover is shown in its Technicolor glory.

For those well-versed in African languages, X is a word meaning danger/risk, and has Arabic roots.

movie

movie

The only reason this movie would be known is for this particularly joyous n jazzy theme song Y, which should hopefully play if you click on it.

The tune became very popular, covered and copied by zillions of artists.

The composer of the tune was Mr.Z, who’s a celebrity in the music world for composing another tune, which should be apparent if you listen to Y.

composer

composer

Id X, Y, and Z.

[ Note : Boogie usually means the blues, and Jungle Boogie was a funk song. Consider it as a desperate pulp fiction reference, and NOT as a clue. much thanks ]

Cracked by everybody
@Chandrakant – cool.

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So many vertices, so many faces.

Identify the polyhedral dude, who is depicted in this TIME magazine cover dated “i don’t know” years back.

time_cover

time_cover

This cover was drawn by this illustrator.

illustrator

illustrator

I’d be giving you the added joy of identifying him as well, for the sole reason that he drew something as arbit as this, and managed to get it published in a very modest National magazine.

trippy_nazi

trippy_nazi

Time_cover_dude?

Illustrator?

Cracked by everybody.
Refer to Capt. P J Vogon’s answer for extra info.

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Alice in Wonderla

ooh, A lady in the question today.

X, a grand-daddy of rock n roll, nicknamed Y as blank1________, and Z, as blank2_________.

Y and Z, being perennially awesome, made an album out of it, simply titled blank1 and blank 2 .  The album cover is shown.

Identify all mentioned variables.

X

X

Y

Y

Z

Z

album_cover

album_cover

Cracked completely by Goutham DL, panda, Royan, and Capt PJ Vogon.

Nishanth Raman comes oh-so-close. [ Jerry Garcia had a very visibly violent beard, no? ]

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Bio-Math-Stat, BMS?

Portions of this question have been accidentally contributed by Rajiv, a batchmate, and alumnus. So, a pseudo-guest question of sorts.
The thankyous…

A notable man of science, shown in pic 1, is quite famous for creating a simple means of representation of characteristics ( or should I say traits), particular to his profession. It is therefore named after him.

pic1

pic1

Mr.pic 1 and Mr.pic 2 were quite the chums, playing cricket together etcetera.

Mr.pic 2 was a major stud in his field, known for making level-statements about mathematics, logic, and philosophy in general. We, however, know him for a different reason, which I shall not dwell into further.

pic2

pic2

Mr.pic1 posed a problem in his field to Mr.pic 2, which had a current solution proposed by the chap in pic3, a celebrity in the field of statistics.

pic3

pic3

This solution wasn’t very acceptable to Mr.pic1, since it didn’t agree with his school of thought.

Mr.pic2, sent a letter to a reputed journal in the field of Mr.pic1, correcting the mathematical errors committed by Mr.pic3 while attempting this very ‘ simple ‘ problem ( his own words).

So overall, a very interdisciplinary question.
Identify Mr.pic1, the computational technique devised by him, Mr.pic2, and Mr. pic3.
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Cracked completely by Royan, and Capt. P J Vogon
Partially by Debasish and Goutham D L ( dude, ur comments get classified as spam for some reason )
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Baba Pasha Bangali

The question is timepass, but the word usage is interesting.

Shown is an image of a salesman pitching his products.

A stereotype image of the ‘salesman’ is also shown. What be the product?

pic1

pic1

pic2

pic2

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Cracked by Debasish, Panda, Priya, and Capt. PJ Vogon

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Random sports Qs

  1. X is manufactured at Petratex, a factory in Paços de Ferreira, Portugal. X is composed of woven elastane-nylon and polyurethane. One of the technological advantages of X is that its seams ultrasonically welded to reduce drag. X uses a technology patented in that Portugal and valid worldwide. This technology has been tested using NASA’s wind tunnel testing facilities, and ANSYS fluid flow analysis software.   Results have shown that using X, one lower racing times by 1.9 to 2.2 percent. X is outlawed from 2010. X?
  2. M is a football club in Spain. They began playing with blue and white stripes, but are alleged to have changed their shirt colours due to the discovery of a cheaper alternative and since then have been called Los Colchoneros.  They were established in 1903 as a branch of a club Y in the north of Spain. However, they became independent of Y in 1921, and are more successful than Y in the league. However both Y and M have always used the same shirts.  Y and M?
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  4. X is a former international wicket-keeper. He ‘just happened’ to be a keeper at all the sports he played, keeping goal in soccer and hockey — in fact, he was the hockey goalkeeper for his country for several years. Kallimullah, the Pakistan hockey captain at that time has gone on record as saying that he regarded X as the greatest goalkeeper he had ever played against. He scored 121 in his test debut against India and also holds the record for the highest individual score for his country. He retired at the age of 40 in December 1997 and went on to become his national team’s coach. X yaaru?

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Do you see stretch marks?

Sitter Sunday.

Identify the effect that this man is being subjected through.

The first usage of this effect could be traced to a  certain ‘Lucasian Chaired’ dude.

pic1

pic1

Cracked by: Goutham DL, Aditya Sridhar,  Royan, and MJay.

@Sanket – Right answer. Wrong question. 🙂

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