Category Archives: Questions

QFI-571

What is the name of the dress worn by this jaded,debauched individual(who claims, unlike the Scots, he does wear undergarments)?

Many of you did go for the answer..Gho, the tradition dress of the Bhutanese menfolk.
Incidentally, the sanskrit word for cow is the same as that of this dress and cow is also the nickname of the model seen in the picture. Quite a coincidence!

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QFI 570

This clip amalgamates a thumping rock number with a soul-stirring classical music tune. ID both the pieces of music.
Copy this link to download.
http://www.mediafire.com/?zod42nnwg00

Ans: Kashmir by Led Zep and
O Fortuna from Carmina Burana by Orff
Lots of you had a ear for this one!

QFI 565

Identify the audio track and the movie in which it was featured. The original piece is by the man in the visual.

http://www.mediafire.com/?n2dzmnlowjz

This track is ‘Night On Disco Mountain’ and it was used in the movie Saturday Night Fever. It is based on the composition ‘Night On Bald Mountain‘ by Modest Mussorgsky

Only Vishnu and kapatchoco got this. Bravo!

QFI 564

Connect the two pictures.

A 113 is an easter egg found in many animated movies made by alumni of the CalArts school. It refers to the classroom they used.

The first picture shows the class of 1976. More about this here.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/12/lol-are-all-the-feature-animation-directors-from-cal-arts/

praneet was the only one to get this. Good job!



QFI 563

Simple one for today. Id the monument.

The 2010 Winter Olympics logo, named Ilanaaq the Inukshuk. Cracked by many of you.


QFI 560 – It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s…

Well, who is it?


Answer: Looks like many of you are following the election campaign in Columbia. It is Aurelijus Rutenis Antanas Mockus Šivickas . During Mockus’ two terms as the mayor of Bogata, he donned a spandex suit and became Super Citizen to lecture residents about civics. Columbia goes to the polls on May 30th, so we’ll see if his antics translate to super votes..

QFI 559 – Meet the Beetles

To whom is this display at the Oxford U Museum of Natural History dedicated to and why?


Answer: Only Kapatchoco and Raji weren’t bugged by the question and got it right – John Burdon Sanderson Haldane FRS the British-born geneticist and evolutionary biologist and one of the founders (along with Ronald Fisher and Sewall Wright) of population genetics.

Quoting from Wikipedia…“He is famous for the (possibly apocryphal) response he gave when some theologians asked him what could be inferred about the mind of the Creator from the works of His Creation: “An inordinate fondness for beetles.” This is in reference to there being over 350,000 known species of beetles in the world, and that this represents 40% of all known insect species (at the time of the quote, it was over half of all known insect species).”

Link to image.