Monday, 29 August 2011

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–330



Who is this, and what happens next?

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Eleven answers, and all correct! This is indeed Usain Bolt’s false start at the World Athletics 2011. It got him disqualified, and started a heated debate about the new disqualification rules.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–329

Apple and Samsung are engaged in several legal battles against each other in courts across at least nine countries. One of them is at the District Court for the Northern District of California, where Apple is trying to have four Samsung smartphones and tablets banned from the US due to alleged design patent infringement.

It was at this court that Samsung countered Apple’s allegations of it stealing from designs patented for the iPad with the argument that someone else had already designed an iPad-like device decades before the iLife giant.

Samsung says that this person, X, had created iPad’s design and depicted it in his groundbreaking work of fiction Y. Coincidentally, another of Apple’s market-changing gadgets derives its name from the same work of fiction.

Identify X and Y.

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Five answers, but only two are entirely correct. X is Stanley Kubrick, and Y is 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s the iPad now, but even the iPod owes its nomenclature to this ‘work of fiction’, or more specifically, the film directed by Kubrick!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

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Here’s a relatively easy one.


Identify both the artist and the context.

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Three answers, and spot on! The artist is indeed Banksy, from London, famous for graffiti art all over the city. The context, as is evident from the clever wordplay, is the infamous phone-tapping scandal that spelt doom for News of the World.

Monday, 22 August 2011

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Shouldn’t be too difficult.


Just tell me the country where this happened, and the context.

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PS: Here’s a replug of my opinion blog.


Three answers here, and all correct. This is the way Norwegians showed their gratitude towards the police after the lone-man shootout and bombing recently.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–326

Spurting out again.

This is a non-entertainment question, in a loose sense, actually. wonder if many people will consider what this insect does as entertainment,


The name is obvious from the filename. Just tell me the claim to fame of this insect.

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Four answers, three correct. This insect makes the loudest noise possible, if one considers his body size in ratio with that sound. and the BUGger apparently does it by rubbing its penis!!