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31 03 2010

The Government of India recognizes 7-9 January as the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day). The occasion is marked by special programs to recognize the contributions of NRI/PIO individuals of exceptional merit, felicitate NRI/PIO individuals who have made exceptional contribution in their chosen field/profession (by awarding the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman). The event has been organized every year since the year of 2003, and is sponsored by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the FICCI. Which sportsman was one among the fifteen honored in 2005, along with others such as M. Night Shyamalan, Vikram Seth and Sam Pitroda?

Answer = Vijay Singh, of Fiji





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30 03 2010

In professional wrestling, _______ is the portrayal of events within the industry as “real.” That is, the portrayal of professional wrestling as being genuine or not worked. Referring to events or interviews as being a “work” means that the event/interview has been “________” or staged, or is part of a wrestling angle while being passed off as legitimate.

The origin of the term is uncertain. Pro wrestling can trace some of its stylistic origins back to carnivals and catch wrestling, where the term is thought to have originated as slang for “protecting the secrets of the business.”

However, another tradition holds that _______ was merely Pig Latin for “be fake,” and thus an instruction by one carny to another not to break character at the moment a “rube” or “mark” was close by.

Answer = Kayfabe





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29 03 2010

How did X get his nickname? A sporting team is indirectly named him. Which?

X =

Answer = William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He got his nickname after he undertook a contract to supply Kansas Pacific Railroad workers with buffalo meat.

The Buffalo Bills were named as the result of the winning entry in a local contest, which named the team after the AAFC Buffalo Bills, a previous football franchise from the All-America Football Conference that merged with the Cleveland Browns in 1950. That team, in turn, was named after William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

Am being lenient and giving points for K.A.A. Gent football club in Ghent, Belgium, which is nicknamed De Buffalo’s (The Buffalos), after the Wild West Show visited the area in the early 1900s.





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28 03 2010

1 is a representation of a character in a famous work of fiction. 1 was named after 2. 3 was named after 1. 4 was created because 3 was unsuccessful in the job it was intended to do. 4 was named as a combination of the names of 3 and the nickname (5) given to the company (6), which created 3 and 4. Full points for 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. No part points. 🙂

Putting pics of only 1 and 2.

1 =

2 =

Answer =

1 : Deep Thought, the computer that gives the answer 42 to “Life, the Universe and Everything”

2 : The movie Deep Throat

3 : The computer Deep Thought that lost to Garry Kasparov

4 : Deep Blue, the computer that defeated him

5 : Big Blue

6 : IBM.

Four of you cracked it fully. And Mithilesh is the winner for the 5th consecutive time! Way to go!





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27 03 2010

Today’s question courtesy Balaji.

What is this a reference to?

Answer = “The great ox-cart race, the Suindinum 24 hours” is a reference to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, France. Suindinum is the old name of Le Mans.





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26 03 2010
Gimme X. This is a football chant.

X X, they’re in defense
X X, their future’s immense
X X, they ain’t half bad
X X, the name of their dad

Answer = Neville, and this is a reference to Neville Neville, father of Gary and Phil




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25 03 2010

What is this the logo of?

Answer = The Mongoose bat! 🙂