Sunday, 18 March 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–357

Should be extremely easy.


The beginning of every episode of The Simpsons has some elements that change. Initially, it was just Lisa’s saxophone solo and the lines Bart is writing on the board as punishment. Here is one of those lines. Something happened for the first time in this episode, and has continued since. In what technological way was this episode the first?

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MYB - 16

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Six answers, but only four are entirely correct. And someone actually answered MYB here! The answer is: This is the first Simpsons episode to be aired in HDTV.

Monday, 12 March 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–356

A connect it is, this time.




The Great New Wonderful



Identify the first and third, and connect all three to a single person.

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Three replies, and only one gets it, though another came pretty close. I had asked for a specific person as the connection, and that is Jim Parsons, aka, Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. He played the human form of Walter the muppet in The Muppets, released recently. Also played a role in The Great New Wonderful. And our priest, Georges LemaƮtre, theorised the Big Bang.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–355

This one probably won’t be too easy.

The Wachowski brothers, the makers of the Matrix trilogy, put in an insane amount of work in detailing their films. For this particular scene, how did they show that the person who had designed this training programme was a lazy programmer? Hint: The clue is in the clip itself!

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MYB - 15

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Two replies, and unfortunately, one of them is to this quiz. You need to SMS it in, folks! Anyway, here’s the answer. Watch carefully, and you will see that everyone other than Morpheus and Neo has a twin in the clip. This was done to show that the person who wrote this piece of code was lazy, and instead of writing codes that would make everyone unique, he just copy-pasted some parts, making two of each kind appear. To this effect, the Wachowski brothers actually spent two and a half days in Sydney searching just for twins for this scene!