Thursday, December 29, 2005


The last quiz didn't get any complete correct response. A few in my mailbox had 7 out of the 10 responses. Jehangir got 9 out of the 10 questions within 30 mins of the quiz being up. He didn't get the Star Wars one and the pecularity about Santa's reindeer.
I'm putting up the answers and will be postig Quiz No 2 in a bit. Oh one more thing to get this thing up and runing at full steam I'm extending the time limit to 12 hours. Fair enough?
Also do let me know what sort of questions you would like, collaborations are also allowed, even all of the ertswhile desimediabitch can participate as a team.
Here are the answers

1- Baskin Robbins once made a vegetable flavoured ice-cream. What flavour was it?

2- The Midnight Cowboy was the only X-rated film to win an Academy award. After it won the something happened to the 'look' of the film, what?
]Rating changed to R

3- Liberia is a country in Africa, its capital in Monrovia. Who is the capital named after and why?
]American President James Monroe. It wa named after Monroe as he was the President of the United States when Liberia was created as the country for slaves freed from America.

4- This one is a little weird. What is weird about the swan?
]Only bird to have a penis

5- April 4th 1964 is a seminal day (no puns) for the Beatles. Why?
]Held the top 5 spots on the Billboard singles chart

6- This part of the human body takes in oxygen directly from the air and not through blood, which part are we talking of?
]The cornea

7- Breathing in the fumes of mercury over a long period of time causes erethism, a disorder characterized by nervousness, irritability, and strange personality changes. The element was used by a particular profession very often. What phrase has come into existence because of this connection?
]Mad Hatter

8- Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek [episode number 78 in 1969] but later Roddenberry got even. How?
]He gave Hartley "two" belly buttons in the sci-fi movie Genesis II (1973).

9- Sticking to the stars. Who was the first character in the Star Wars series to mouth a dialogue? (Sitter for all star wars fans)

10- Round this 1st installment with yet another entertainment one. What is Donald Duck's middle name?

The Bonus One

Name all of Santa's 8 reindeers. Explain a pecularity.
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
]Rudolph was not a reindeer in any folk lore or story. He was created by Robert May for the Montgomery Ward department store chain in 1939. The song came a couple of years later.

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