Thursday, February 02, 2006

Quinine Answers

Jingle bell frock is what Santa wears right??
Would anything I say be taken as true gyan? Then I'd start spouting vacant wisdom a la Oprah Chopra.
Anyway the answers to the last kweez are up and as Supriya said they were quite Google friendly.
Just you wait people. The next one is what any Parsi would call 'g***d fadoo'

What laws were stated in the 1942 short story called 'Runaround'? Bonus for anyone who spells out these laws.
- The laws of Robotics. I guess this was the easiest of the lot. I'm not going to give each of these laws and trust me no one wants to test my Asimov fundae.

Melinda and Bill Gates and Bono were the TIME people of the year for 2005. Who was TIME 'Man' of the year in 1988?
- The Endangered Earth was the Time blah of the year for '88

Which product, extensively used nowadays, did Immanuel Nobel, father of Alfred Nobel, invent?
- Plywood da. Son makes bombs father makes wood variant

Dismas- __________- Getas. Simple fill in the blank

In chess, which move’s notation is 0-0-0?
- Castle on the queen's side. Immensely guessable this was

What was the Treaty of Park Avenue? Who were the signatories? (If anybody says FRIENDS I'll put an embargo on them)
- Asimove and Arthur C Clarke. Good little extra tidbit by Jehangir

Name the brothers whose first names were James and William who made the first milk supplement using malted barley and wheat flour?
- Horlicks

In 1955, Theodor Geisel was awarded an authentic doctorate by his alma mater, Dartmouth College even though he had earlier conferred a similar degree upon himself. How do we know him better?
- Dr Suess, very Supriya kind of poet

Which well-known fictional character hails from the village of Talsonapur?

The playing surface in this sport can be made of any material as long as it answers to this specification: a standard ball, dropped on to it from a height of 12 inches must rebound to a height of 9 -10 inches. Which sport?
- Table tennis

Bonus Q
What famous retort was made to the following exclamation: "Goodness, what diamonds!"?
- Goodness has nothing to do with it.
What's with the dearie Jeh, you have a feather boa with you?


  1. At first, she did not like her small role in Night After Night, but was appeased when she was allowed to rewrite her lines. In her first scene, a hat check girl exclaimed, "Goodness, what lovely diamonds." West became an instant sensation when she replied, "Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie."

    Thats where the Dearie comes from :P

  2. Mae be she said it, mae be she didn't. Take a joke jeh