Monday 9 July 2018

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–481

Yo folks! Trying to start back again, after more than a year!

An easy one to get the ball rolling again:

Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement according to the part of the Bible that the Jewish people still follow, apparently had a strange tradition.

According to some scholars, an animal would be blamed for all the sins of the people, and these people would then throw the animal off the cliff.

What common English word is derived from this practice, which is believed to have been carried out to placate a wilderness demon called Azazel?

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Sunday 23 April 2017

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–480

It has been more than two years since I last posted a question. Therefore, it is only fitting that I post one now that really makes it worth the effort. So here goes:

The gentleman is Lt Harry Colebourn, who was a veterinarian of the Canadian cavalry. With him is seen a female bear who lived to be 20 years of age, and was a big attraction at the London Zoo during her stay there. She was a big attraction there for 19 years.

Which famous children's character did this bear inspire?

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Ten replies, and all correct! This is indeed the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh!

Wednesday 22 April 2015

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–479

This one can be worked out easily.

Identify this sporting venue, which has been devastated by a natural calamity that killed lakhs of people. 

It was originally built in 1876 as a race course, and was known as “The Esplanade” till recently. It was transformed to cater to another sport in 1927, when it was officially declared a stadium only for that sport.

Pinpointing  the calamity first will always help. Hundreds of those affected by it eventually took up shelter in this sporting venue for several days.

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Seven replies, and all correct! This is indeed the Galle stadium in Sri Lanka.

Tuesday 7 April 2015

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–478

A super-easy one for the day.


Give me a collective name for the four gentleman shown here, and also name the individual whose face you can’t see. Identifying this quartet will easily reveal the identity of the fifth gentleman. It’s a simple case of association.

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Nine people replied, and only one was incorrect. That is indeed the Beatles with Maharshi Mahesh Yogi.

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.

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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!

Monday 16 February 2015

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–474

A guessable one for the day.


What world-famous structure, designed and built by architect George Wittet in the Indo-Saracenic style, currently stands at this location, which is seen before the construction in this photo from 1905?

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Eight answers, and all but one are correct. This is indeed the place where the Gateway of India would be built!

Thursday 12 February 2015

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realms–473

A very easy one for today.


This newly-unveiled statue in Tokyo shows agricultural scholar Hidesaburo Ueno, a noted contributor to Japanese society as a professor at the University of Tokyo, with his pet. Identify the canine.

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Eleven replies, and all of them correct. This is indeed Hachiko, the dog who waited for his dead master at the train station for 10 years!

Wednesday 11 February 2015

QR–Cure–Quizzing Realm–472 [NSFW/NSFL]

A connect, after quite some time.

1. a. The profession itself does not matter. Concentrate on the disease.

Plague doctor

b. Losing consciousness for a short span of time.


c. Focus on the profession, please.

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d. The emotion matters

Connect these to a single person. Chances are that you won’t need a hint, but if you do, here’s an event:


You may also consider a number of this event’s namesakes as hints.

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Three replies from two people, and both guys are correct! The connect is indeed St Valentine, whose day is coming up soon. Valentine is the patron saint of not only love but plague, against fainting, beekeeping, epilepsy and affianced couples, amongst other things. The photo is one of the several Valentine’s Day massacres that have taken place over the centuries.