Wednesday, 18 August 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 109

When X, a fictional character, first appeared in public domain, he wasn’t even supposed to be the leading character of the franchise! In fact, the reason of his strength is attributed to a study published in 1870 that mistakenly reported the iron-content in a naturally-available edible object. The creator of the franchise often signed the drawings with a cigar instead of his name! Also, the species of one of the characters in the series is said to have been the reason behind the nomenclature of a certain category of four-wheeled vehicles.

Identify X.


Yes, this is indeed Popeye the Sailor! The cigar in the comic strips was due to the creator EC Segar, who used a phonetic equivalent of his name there. And the vehicle connect is Eugene the Jeep.

Btw, a recent study in the Daily Telegraph has shown that children who watch Popeye eat twice the amount of veggies than those who don’t!


  1. popeye... this question came in the columban open quiz!

  2. Popeye the Sailor Man

  3. I surely love Popeye when it came on TV. But my all-time fav will always be Calvin and Hobbes. it is indeed a toon strip but it isn't for children at all. only adults can understand it. but the sad thing is it doesn't have an animation. wish it were there!


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