Thursday, January 26, 2012

Question 163


The Xs  were a confederation of Germanic Tribes  first attested in the third century AD as populating a broad strip of land on the right bank of the lower and middle Rhine River. From the third to fifth centuries some Xs raided   Roman territory while other Xs joined the Roman troops in Gaul.In the climate of the collapse of imperial authority in the West, the X tribes were united and conquered all of Gaul except Septimania in the 6th century.


Roman unit

Metric equivalent
27.4 g 
sescuncia or sescunx
41.1 g 
54.8 g 
quadrans or teruncius
82.2 g 
109.6 g 
137.0 g 
semis or semissis
164.5 g 
191.9 g 
bes or bessis
219.3 g 
246.7 g 
274.1 g 
301.5 g 
328.9 g 


120 × 65 mmOrangeLeopoldo Alas

129 × 70 mmDark blueRosalía de Castro

138 × 75 mmGreenBenito Pérez Galdós

147 × 80 mmRedJuan Ramón Jiménez

156 × 85 mmBrownJuan Carlos I of Spain

165 × 85 mmGrayJuan Carlos I of Spain and Felipe, Prince of Asturias


X had been the currency of Y since its original unification in 1871. Before that time, the different Y States issued a variety of different currencies, though most were linked to the Vereinstalher, a silver coin containing 16 2/3 grams of pure silver. Although the X was based on gold rather than silver, a fixed exchange rate between the Vereinsthaler and the X of 3 Xs = 1 Vereinsthaler was used for the conversion


1 point for each Question and 1 point for the theme

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Question 161

Yakov Naumovich Pokhi , better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Ukranian born American comedian, painter and teacher. He was popular in the 1980s for comedy performances in which he used irony and word play to contrast life under the Communist regime in his native Soviet Union with life in the United States, delivered in heavily accented English. He has a theatre in Branson, Missouri, where he performs year-round. Smirnoff is also a professor at Missouri State University and Drury University where he teaches "The Business of Laughter."

The question : What extremely popular kind of joke was created by this guy?

Answer : Russian Reversal or 'In Soviet Russia X Y's you'

Monday, December 19, 2011

Question 160

On what occasion was the Empire State Building lit in these special colours?

Answer: 60th Anniversary of the PRC

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Question 159

This building was the house of the Russian Parliament from 1991 till 1994.In 1994 the reformed Russian Parliament (Duma) was moved to another building.It is now the house of the Russian Government.
Give me it's name

Answer : White House , Moscow

Friday, December 16, 2011

Question 158

Put Funda

Answer : First Google April Fool Hoax. Blank is MentalPlex.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Question 157

The phrase X is military jargon for "On the move" or "On mission".It was popularized in a video game.In the game the phrase was almost always instead of saying "On the move".The phrase became so popular that gamers used it instead of saying "Goodbye:.
Example of the use of this phrase between 2 people A and B
A - "Convoy is X , I repeat we are X"
B - "Acknowledged , Convoy is X"
Give me the phrase

Answer : Oscar Mike

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Question 156 : Back.........

X is a  self-defense system developed in Europe that involves striking techniques, wrestling and grappling.X is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient, brutal counter-attacks.It was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler, as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava in the mid- to late-1930s. In the late-1940s, following his immigration to Israel, he began to provide lessons on combat training to what was to become the IDF (Israel Defence Forces), who went on to develop the system that became known as X.This self defense system is taught to most of the world's special forces.

 Answer : Krav Maga

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Question 155

Which organisation's mission is to :

  • Engage in and support educational activities which increase popular understanding of the opportunities and challenges posed by developments incomputing and telecommunications.
  • Develop among policy-makers a better understanding of the issues underlying free and open telecommunications, and support the creation of legal and structural approaches which will ease the assimilation of these new technologies by society.
  • Raise public awareness about civil liberties issues arising from the rapid advancement in the area of new computer-based communications media.
  • Support litigation in the public interest to preserve, protect, and extend First Amendment rights within the realm of computing and telecommunications technology.
  • Encourage and support the development of new tools which will endow non-technical users with full and easy access to computer-based telecommunications.

    Answer :  Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011