Tuesday, 24 March 2015

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–477

A typical Kolkata-style question today.

Sir Stuart Saunders Hogg

Which shopping landmark in one of India’s four original metropolitan cities is named after this man? Additional info: The landmark has seen two blazes – in 1985 and 2011 – and risen from the ashes both times.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!


Six answers, and all but one correct! This is Sir Stuart Saunders Hogg, whose name was given to Hogg’s Market in erstwhile Calcutta. Kolkata now calls it New Market.

Monday, 9 March 2015

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–476

This one can be worked out easily.


The epitaph shown above belongs to a Canada-born actor whose credits include the captain of the eponymous ship in 1972’s “The Poseidon Adventure”. However, we know him better for a specific brand of comedy that led noted film critic Roger Ebert to brand him the “Laurence Olivier of spoofs”.

Simply identify the gentleman.

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Three answers, and all correct! This is indeed the epitaph of the incomparable talent that was Leslie Nielsen!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–475

This one can be worked out quite easily.


Depicted here is one of the earliest versions of the mascot of a now-famous multinational food chain. Yes, I heard you say “super easy”. But let others take a stab at it.

Simply identify the brand and the mascot. Pinpoint one, and the other is a dead giveaway!

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Four answers, and all correct. This is indeed the first rendition of Ronald McDonald. He sure has come a long way since then!