Friday, December 26, 2008

Jungle's Questions

1. Connect, fundae reqd.
a.
Sir Panaganti Ramarayaningar KCIE (July 9, 1866 – December 16, 1928),was a zamindar of Kalahasti, a Justice Party leader and the Chief Minister or Premier of Madras Presidency from July 11, 1921 to December 3, 1926.
Ramarayaningar was born in Kalahasti on July 9, 1866. He did his schooling in Madras and obtained degrees in Sanskrit, law, philosophy and Dravidian languages before plunging into politics. He was one of the founder-members of the Justice Party and served as its President from 1925 to 1928.
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2.
X was born in Minneapolis, and started his career as a journalist. In 1907, he managed a film theater in Missoula, Montana. Later, he worked at Pathe, rising to become a member of the board of directors before leaving in 1921 to become an independent producer. He was hired by Fox in 1924, and then MGM in 1927 to head its short features department. In 1937 he was assigned to put together its animation department. But unfortunately for a cartoon producer, [he had] no sense of humor to call upon... He knew nothing of animation and cartoons were a strange thing to him. Cast in the role of high school principal opposite the animators' boyish enthusiasms, he acted as liaisons between them and the front office, usually it seemed, turning down requests for bigger budgets, raises and special dispensations of funds. X?

3.
The most famous of Listerine mouthwash ads concerned the “pathetic” case of “Edna”. She was approaching the tragic” thirtieth birthday unmarried because she suffered from halitosis – “a disorder you, yourself, rarely know when you have it. And even your closest friends won’t tell you. The ad thereby introduced one of the popular phrases used today in English. What?


4.
Which is the brightest man made place from space?

5.
In ancient Rome, if a man had to testify in court, what was he required to swear on?

6.
Joshua L. Cowen's creation was the development of little metal tubes that were designed to illuminate flowers in their pots.
These illuminated flower pots were difficult to perfect (if he could have gotten them to dance to music, he would have earned a fortune). Cowen became bored with his flower pot lights and in 1898 gave the project away to one of his salesmen - some guy named Conrad Hubert. Hubert could care less about the lighted flower pots. Instead, he liked the device Cowen developed to operate them - a lightbulb and dry cell battery combination that had a 30 day life.
Hubert took Cowen's battery operated device and developed it into the flashlight. The company that Cowen gave away was named the American Eveready Company, and it earned Hubert nearly six million dollars in two decades (a large sum of money for the turn of the century). When Hubert died, he left behind a $15,000,000 estate, virtually all earned from Cowen's invention.
One would think that Cowen would feel like a real loser for giving an idea like Eveready batteries away for nothing, but he actually came up with a better idea that earned him even more money. What?

7.
Connect:

Jill Valentine, Resident Evil
Carl CJ Johnson, Grand Theft Auto
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
Gordon Freeman, Half Life
Cammy, Street Fighter II
James Sutherland,Silent Hill II
Mona Sax, Max Payne
Lee Chaolan, Tekken
Samus Aran, Metroid
Vega, Street Fighter

8.
Originally from Karkala, Karnataka, he lost his parents at the age of two. At the age of twelve, he came to Mumbai, where he studied in Orient School, Mahim. He studied chemistry, physics and chemical technology and was a dual degree holder from the University of Bombay (now Mumbai). Endowed with a passion for publishing and comics, his failed attempt at creating a children's magazine (Manav, 1954) was followed by a career as a junior executive in the Times of India books division, putting him in the thick of affairs when Indrajal comics was launched by the Times Group. Indrajal featured reprints of popular American strip characters such as the the Phantom, Mandrake the Magician, and later, indigenous characters like Bahadur and Dara.The idea behind starting his comic book series came to him from a quiz contest aired on Doordarshan in February 1967, in which participants could easily answer questions pertaining to Greek mythology, but were unable to reply to the question "In the Ramayana, who was Rama's mother?".

9.
He received his powers from seven gurus who trained and blessed him with "yogic shakti". He was the chosen warrior against evil by the siddha gurus of a cult named Suryanshi. They are the followers of Sun.As a part of his training he was trained with Kundalini Yoga to awaken the 7 chakras of body and gain super power from them. But it was not easy. To gain complete control over his powers he had to perform a ritual of death. He was to perform a Yajna in which he entered the fire himself and dissolved his body in the fire. Then the Five Elements of life i.e. Fire, Wind, Water, Earth, Sky revived his body giving special powers from them. Thus after leaving his mortal body he was given a super human form to fight against the evil in the world. Who?

10.
Frist Campus Center is a focal point of social life at Princeton University. It is a combination of the former Palmer Physics Lab, and a modern addition completed in 2001. It was endowed with money from the fortune the Frist family (who count among them Dr. Bill Frist '74, former Senate Majority Leader) has made in the private hospital business.
Designed by Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, the firm of acclaimed architects Robert Venturi (a Princeton alumnus) and Denise Scott Brown, the building consists of a modern expansion to the existing Collegiate Gothic Palmer Hall. The new building volume fills in the courtyard of the previous C-shaped structure, and extends across its open side to create a new east facade.
Room 302 is a lecture hall restored to its condition at the time that Albert Einstein lectured there.
But what has made the center more popular?

11.
The last name of which fictional character is Litman Goralnik née Hosenstein?

12.
As per the chikitsasthana (treatment) section of the ancient Ayurvedic medical text called the Charaka Samhita,________ contains 48 different ingredients, including ghee, sesame oil, sugar, and honey. The chief ingredient is Indian gooseberry or Amalaki, but the formula contains many other herbs as well including Bamboo manna, Pippali, Haritaki, Guduchi, Punarnava, Musta and Bilva. Although __________ has a specific formula, many companies now producing and selling it have altered the original list ingredients such that the paste may contain anywhere from 25 to 80 different ingredients. As a result, the taste and texture of various proprietary _____ products can vary to a great degree.

13.

Identify the Building
14.
Although the precise history of the modern ___ is unknown, it is a very old food in southern Indian cuisine. One mention of it in writings occurs in the Kannada writing of Shivakotiacharya in 920 AD,and it seems to have started as a dish made only of fermented black lentil. Chavundaraya II, the author of the earliest available Kannada encyclopaedia, Lokopakara (c. 1025), describes the preparation of _______ by soaking Urad dal (black gram) in butter milk, ground to a fine paste and mixed with the clear water of curd, and spices. The Kannada king and scholar Someshwara III, reigning in the area now called Karnataka, included _____ recipe in his encyclopedia, the Manasollasa, written in Sanskrit ca. 1130 A.D. There is no known record of rice being added until some time in the 17th century. Although the ingredients used in preparing _____ have changed, the preparation process and the name have still remained the same

15.
______ was launched on 24 Nov 2008 by Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray as a branded product. Promises were made make the product a global phenomenon soon. The function was sponsored by international burger giant McDonald's and soft drinks major CocaCola.

16.
____is one of the oldest brand names and is the largest selling brand in India which for decades was instantly recognized by its iconic white and yellow wax paper wrapper with the depiction of a young girl covering the front. What?

11 comments:

The Mudd said...

1. Places in Chennai
a. Panagal Park
b. ??
c. Ashok Pillar
d. COovum :)
e. Mylapore??
f. Tambaram(after tamarai?)
g. Tank Bund rd, Medavakkam Tank rd etc..
h. i ??

2. fred quimby / Joseph Hannah/ William Barbara

3.What you see is what you get

4. that airport in japan?

5.the olive branch?

6. headlights?

7. based on real people?..

8. that tinkle guy .. don remember his name

9.??

10.House. Princeton plainsboro hospital

11. ??

12.Chayawanprash

13. ??

14. vada?

15. vada pav?

16.parle G

jungle said...

1. funda right, only a c e right though...
2. fred quimby s right
3. often a bridesmaid never a bride
8. anant pai
10,12 right
15 right, but called Shiv vada pav
16. right
rem wrong..

Retardo said...

1. awesome question.
b-washermanpet. he's old dhobi:)
d- adayar
g-avadi
h- besant nagar
i- thengai, so tenampet??



4. sydney harbour, opera house,etc??
7. the game characters are all
PhD's??
9. shaktimaan
14. masala dosai?? alu wasn't in
india previously, so this was how it was made!!!

keech said...

1.b sir theyagaraya- t.nagar
c.poonamalee(old name of coovum)

4.new york harbour

5.on his wife..?

6.tubelite

13.headquarters of mi6

14.idly

Brian said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these Samhita texts?

http://www.YogaVidya.com/freepdfs.html

RR said...

5) in ROme ppl had to testify on their testicles

and jungle dont give away answers so early

MaVeRicK said...

Nics q's jungle.. no arbitness, for a change:)

Googled so, I won't give away some interesting answers. I wonder if the funda in q5 is actually the etymo?

jungle said...

rr..yeah my mistake.. wont do that in case i ever post another set.. lol.. so post answers to the ones i havent givent the answer.. Thanks vicky.. lol.. and retardo.. 1 b, wrong, but awesome funda.. lol..

Shazz said...

yeah da, 5 is the etymo itself. Seen it in several wtgw's.

4. Is it the spotlight at the theatre in NY where they have all those movie premieres

6. He invented toy trains

7. Top 10 hottest computer-game characters. I've seen this one many times, courtesy of my GTA fanhood :) Worsht da retardo! PhD it seems!

9. Shaktimaan. How didn't you get this one da mudd?!

11. Janice!! Too easy.

14. Idli

jungle said...

ok answers, dont kill me for some of them..

1. a. Raja of Panagal, Panagal Park named after him
b.
c. The Ashok Pillar, for Ashok Nagar
d. Adayar, from Adayaaru
e. Mylapore
f. Thiru Alli Keni (Lily pond), Triplicane
g.Armored Vehicles and Ammunition Depot of India, AVADI
h. Annie Besant, Besant Nagar
i. Thennam Pettai, Teynampet

2. Fred Quimby
3.Often a bridesmaid, never a bride
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
5. His testicles
6. Lionel trains (Very arbit to me, thought some of you might know)
7.Top 10 hot/ sexy game characters
8. Anant Pai
9. Shaktimaan
10. It was shown as the Princeton Plainsboro hospital
11. Janice
12. Chyavanprash
13.How come none of you got this? Starbucks headquarters
14. Idli
15.Shiv Vada Pav
16. Parle G

jungle said...

1 b. Sir Thyagaraya s right.. T Nagar