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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.

Answer

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Guest Question-6

This one is from Logik. Connect.

1.5_12. 5_2

3.5_3 4.5_4

Cracked by Rithwick and Vikram.

ANSWER: Lecoq named the element “gallia” after his native land of France. It was later claimed that, in one of those multilingual puns so beloved of men of science in the early 19th century, he had also named gallium after himself, as his name, “Le coq,” is the French for “the rooster,” and the Latin for “rooster” is “gallus”; however, in an 1877 article Le coq denied this supposition. (The supposition was also noted in Building Blocks of the Universe, a book on the elements by Isaac Asimov.)

By Jove!

Id and Connect.

CS ESdl

Cracked by Logik alone.

ANSWER: 1 & 2: Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker. 3: David H Levy.

Connect: The Famous Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 that collided with Jupiter in 1994.

Guest Question-5

This one is from Logik.

Id and Connect.

1.4_1 2.  4_2

3. 4_3

Cracked by Nishant,Tejas and Nash.
ANSWER:

1. The cover of the album “And No One Else Wanted to Play”, by the punk rock band SNFU.
The photograph which was used without permission, is “Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, New York City, 1962″, by Diane Arbus.
2. The poster of the movie, ” Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus “.
3. Stanley Kubrick’s movie ” The Shining “, which shows the twins in a similar pose, as in the photograph
“Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967 “, by Diane Arbus

The connect is the legendary American Photographer Diane Arbus, noted for her portraits of people on the fringes of society.

Guest Question-4

This one is from Logik.

Id W,  X,3, 4 and Connect.

1. 2_img_1 W is the original instrument, which has its roots from a country Y, the name of the instrument being a word for a class of such instruments in the language spoken in Y.

2.

2_img_2

3.2_img_3 4.   2_img_4

3. &  4.[ the man on the right]. Notable players of an instrument X -> which is a derivative of W, and the name being derived from 2.

Different people got different parts of it right.
ANSWER:
W – Pandoura/Pandura/Pandora – derived from the Greek word for Lute [ a generic term for a pluckable string instrument]
X- Mandolin, the name being derived from mandora/mandola, the italian word for almond being ‘mandorla’. the instrument being derived from the pandura.
3 – John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin’s bass guitarist who is an accomplished Mandolin player, which can be heard on tracks like Going to California.
4 – U.Rajesh, a famous Carnatic mandolin player, and brother of Mandolin U.Srinivas.

The Four

A Simple one. Connect.

lncg

mckjk

Cracked by Johny Walker,p vs np.

ANSWER: Lincoln Continental, Garfield , Mt. Mckinley, JFK Airport.

Connect is US Presidents assassinated while in office.

Guest Question-3

From Vikram Shashimohan.

1 and 2 virtually symbolise American politics. Id both, and, what’s the story?

1. 1(2) 2.2(2)

Cracked by Johny Walker.

ANSWER: Andrew “Jackass” Jackson(1) inspired Nast(2) to represent the Democrats with a Donkey, and later went on to show “the Republican Vote” as a fleeing elephant, and the Republican Elephant Resulted.