Saturday, September 1, 2012

Daily Trivia #571 Scoreboard Up and Running!

Just a bunch of questions to get you started. Difficulty rating in brackets.

1. Connect to a movie: (2/5)


Answer: Surprise! Not Shaolin Soccer. A Tamil Movie called 7 Aum Arivu.

2. India could have done better at the London Olympics. However when it comes to this event, the only competition we seem to have is Venezuela. The list is the tally of winners from  different countries. What is the event? (4/5)

Answer: Miss World. 

3. When? What? Why? (3/5)

Answer: The 1994 Tobacco litigation. "Nicotine is not addictive."

4. The tourism department of this country came up with the punchline "____    ______   ______   __   ____   __________". As they were short of funds, they decided to put the country's large blogging community to work and used them for publicity. However, the idea boomeranged, and the ad campaign turned into a popular internet meme.
What country and what Campaign? (3/5)


Answer: "It's more fun in the Philippines!"

5. ID and Cryptic Connect: (4/5) 
a) A veteran actor, who recently took a leap of faith by acting in Ek Tha Tiger.
b) A noted economist with a fetish for luxury toilets.
c) A well known (annoying) female News Channel anchor.

Answer: Girish Karnad, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Sagarika Ghose: Rhodes Scholars from India.

6. Connect: (5/5)


Answer: The suffix 'Gate', Radiagate, Kaavyagate, Cablegate, Watergate and 'Coal'gate :P

7. Connect to a person (5/5):


Answer: A lot of interesting answers came up for this one. The connect we were looking for is Hedy Lamarr. Invented FHSS, that is the backbone of Bluetooth, Anne Hathaway's Catwoman character was based on Lamarr, and the famous Boeing ad featuring Lamarr. 

8. In 2012, the following people were no longer a part of something. ID the missing names and what 'thing'? (3/5)

  • Arthur Bach
  • Chuck Bass
  • _____________
  • Gordon Gecko
  • _____________
  • _____________
Answer: The Forbes Fictional 15. Scrooge McDuck, Artemis Fowl, Jeffrey Lebowski.


  1. Forbes fictional 15
    1.Jeffrey lebowski
    2.scrooge mcduck
    3.artemis fowl ii

  2. 1.Shaolin soccer??

    2.Miss World

    3.Tobacco CEO's Statement to Congress 1994-"Nicotine is not addictive."

    4.Phillipines."It's more fun in the phillipines"

    8. Fores fictional 15
    a)uncle scrooge
    b)jeffrey lebowski
    c)artemis fowl ii

  3. 1.
    2.Miss World
    3.Tobacco industry execs at 1994 US hearings
    4.philippines "Its more fun in the philippines"
    7. casey putsch
    8.Scrooge McDuck
    Artemis Fowl II
    Jeffrey Lebowski
    Forbes fictional 15.

  4. 1. First Movies - Shaolin Soccer

    3. In 1994, Tobacco CEOs before US Congressional Committee taking oath
    and, lateron, saying Nicotine is not addictive.

    4. Internet Meme - It's More Fun in the Philippines ( Tourism Ad)
    and I don't know about bloggers involvement but it backfired as it was called out as copy of 1954 Switzerland as which read the same

  5. 1. shaolin soccer
    2. boxing
    4. country:philippines.campaign: it's more fun in the Philippines
    8. 'thing', is Forbes Fictional 15, and the missing names are Scrooge McDuck, Artemis Fowl II and Jeffery Lebowski

  6. shaolin temple
    miss worlds
    1994 the great tobacco trial
    phillipines tourism campaign -- "its more fun in the philippines"
    jaipur literary fest
    the infamous "gates"...kavya gate,radiagate,coalgate, watergate etc..
    the vikings????
    the fictional forbes

  7. ans for 4th :
    punchline:it's more fun in the philippines
    it turned into a popular internet meme coz of the marketing campaign

  8. 1) Shaolin Soccer
    3)Tobacco Hearing, 1994
    4)Phillipines, It's More Fun In The Phillipines
    8)Forbes Fictional 15

  9. 1. The Drunken Master
    2. Miss World
    3. These are the owners of tobacco companies who claimed on oath that nictoine is non- addictive in front of a US congressional hearing in 1994
    4. Phillippines. "It's more fun in the Phillippines" campaign
    5. Rhodes Scholarship
    6. All are related to plagiarism of some kind... the tapping of radia's phones, Vishwanathan's How Opal Mehta... was accused of plagiarism, Deepa Mehta's water was said to resemble Sunil Gangopadhyay's Sei Somoy, Wikileaks is accused of plagiarising the diplomatic cables, the colgate palmolive logo is similar to the Cooperative Program logo...
    8. Forbes Fictional 15... Missing names are Scrooge McDuck, Artemis Fowl II & Jeffrey Lebowski.

  10. 1) Shaolin Soccer??
    2)Miss world titles
    3)Tobacco Hearing(7 CEOs swearing tobacco is not harmful.)
    5)a> Roshan Seth
    b> Montek Singh Aluwalia(35 lac toilets)
    c> Barkha Dutt
    All three are alumni of St. Stephen's.

  11. 8) Forbes' Wealthiest 15 fictional characters.
    Missing are Uncle Scrooge,Artemis and Jefferey Lebowski. Reminds me of one fb post. :)

  12. 1. 7aum Aviru

    3. In a 1994 Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health
    and the Environment, tobacco company executives swore
    that nicotine is not addictive.

    They lied.

    4. Phillipines, campaigning by INTERNET MEMES

    5. Rhodes Award (Above people are Girish Karnad,Montek Singh Ahluwalia
    and Sagarika Ghose)

    8. Scrooge McDuck,The Big Lebowski, Artemis Fowl II

    Forbes Fictional 15 - a list generated by Forbes magazine
    that lists the 15 richest people in the realm of fiction

  13. Crossword 7th across - Joey
    4th across - invictus

  14. Jeffrey Lebowski
    Scrooge McDuck
    Artemis Fowl II
    List is Forbes Fictional 15

  15. 5.
    Girish Karnad
    Montek Singh Ahluwalia
    Rachel Maddow
    Rhodes Scholarship

  16. 7. warren buffet (guess)

    from berkshire hathaway
    berkeley --- boeing
    bluetooth , no idea:P

  17. 7. Its a bit of a long shot but i'll give it a try... The answer is probably Phoenix of the X-Men... The connect is the X-Men offshoot group Excalibur which had Shadowcat(the catwoman- similar), Lockheed (rival of Boeing in the aerospace industry) and Nightcrawler (who had teleporting abilities much like bluetooth) apart from Phoenix... :)


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