Jul 12, 2009

Trivial Fundaez

1. Put Fundaez

Ans.: Monument erected, October, 1998, commemorating where the Martians "landed" in Van Nest Park, Grover's Mill, NJ.
This monument was erected in memory of the chaos created by the radio play The War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells, which was directed and narrated by Orson Welles. For further reading refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_(radio)

2. Identify the advertiser and the concept.

Ans.: Xerox, "Borderless Printing"

3. What is contained in this test tube. Put Fundaez.

Ans.: Thomas Alva Edison’s last breath. This is placed at the Henry Ford Museum.

Supposedly Ford asked Edison's son Charles to hold a test tube next to his father's mouth when he breathed his last in 1931. Ford's motive for this odd request is obscure. He is known to have been interested in reincarnation, and some say he thought the spirit exited the body with one's last breath; ergo, what he was collecting was essence of Edison, no doubt for reconstitution at some later date. Others say he just wanted a souvenir of his departed buddy. Whatever the case, it's likely that any Edisonian vestiges, if in fact there ever were any, have long since leaked out. The tube was discovered in the Ford family home in 1950 after both Henry and his wife had died. It's now on display at the Ford museum.

4. Identify and Connect.

Ans.: Cons described in the movie Ocean’s Eleven.

In the beginning of the film, when they begin to work on the plan for the casino heist, Rusty (Pitt) says to Danny (Clooney)

"Off the top of my head, I'd say you're looking at a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald...ever."

This list of cons was created by director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Ted Griffin that described the type of people and cons needed to knock over the three casinos.
Boesky - Saul playing Lyman Zerga. This is a reference to Ivan Boesky, a big-time trader on Wall Street who got caught committing securities fraud. The con is about a wealthy bankroller who has insider information.
Jim Brown - the confrontation between Frank Catton and Linus Caldwell, staged to distract Terry Benedict so that Linus can lift the security codes to the vault. Named for the famous American football player Jim Brown.
Miss Daisy - the SWAT vehicle used as the getaway car. From the film title Driving Miss Daisy.
Two Jethros - the Malloy brothers. "Hillbilly gear-head types" hired to take care of Miss Daisy, distraction purposes, and for general two-man work.
Leon Spinks - the disruption of the boxing match. This refers to the surprise victory of Leon Spinks over Muhammad Ali.
Ella Fitzgerald - the looped tape of the robbery that is played over Benedict's security system. A reference to a 1970s commercial for Memorex, in which a recording of Ella Fitzgerald's voice breaks a glass and the question is posed to the viewer: "Is it live or is it Memorex?"


Ans.: Clockwise: Douglas Adams, John Lloyd, Isle of Sheppey in UK

Connect: Sheppey, the unit of measurement.
A measure of distance equal to about 7⁄8 of a mile (12⁄5 km), defined as the closest distance at which sheep remain picturesque. The Sheppey is the creation of Douglas Adams and John Lloyd, included in The Meaning of Liff, their dictionary of putative meanings for words that are actually just place names. It is named after the Isle of Sheppey in the UK.

6. Put Fundaez.

(Hint: "Miles and Miles and Miles")

Ans.: While on the Moon, Alan Shepard played golf with this Wilson six-iron head attached to a lunar sample scoop handle (this is housed at the USGA Museum). Despite thick gloves and a stiff spacesuit which forced him to swing the club with one hand only, Shepard struck two golf balls with a six iron, driving the second, as he jokingly put it, “miles and miles and miles”.

7. Fundaez Please.

Ans.: “The Wall” by Atul Dodiya.
A rare work by the artist - dedicated to cricket and Bollywood. It’s a triple treat for art lovers — a work by Atul Dodiya that has signatures of cricketers Rahul Dravid, Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar and all the others cricketers who represented India in the last World Cup. And a portrait of Aamir Khan.

8. Identify.

Ans.: Masaba and Mali Richards. Born to Sir Vivian Richards, Masaba is born to Neena Gupta and Mali to Miriam Richards.

9.Id the movie from the LEGO spoof.

Ans.: The Bourne Ultimatum.

10. What did he found?

Ans.: Rotary International. He is Paul P. Harris, founder of the Club.

Please post your views and reviews in the comments.


shanil said...

2.Xerox ; Borderless printing

Swarun said...

7-The painting is called the Wall....
its dedicated 2 dravid...
signed by the 07 WC squad...

Kuldeep & Sagar said...

2.Xerox-borderless printing

krish said...

3.Thomas Edison's last breath - preserved in a test tube at the Henry Ford Museum

the_chief said...

2. XEROX Tag : Borderless Printing
3. Gandhi's Hair

8. Vivian Richard's kids - masaba and mali

Me said...

Edison zindabad.

For others:
Humko kuch nahin aata hai,
Gaai humari maata hai.

abhishek chakraborty said...

1.martians landing site
2.borderless printing by xerox
3.last breath of thomas edison
7.chetan bhagat
9.the bourne ultimatum
10.paul p. harris

c.v.r. said...

6)-- first golf club on the moon, smuggled on-board the apollo 14 mission by alan shepherd.

4) image 6 is of rosa parks, and image 4 (boxer) is of muhammad ali.......all supported the black civi rights movement in the US....

3) the first ever penicillin sample discovered by alexander fleming...

9) kal ho naa ho :)

10) J.E. Brennan, FOUNDER OF "The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce", later which became Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL), .

2) IBM ......."THINK" !!!

rohan said...

2 is Xerox...borderless printing

Neo said...

1. The monument at Van Nest Park , Grover's Mill , New Jersey , commemorating the Martians landing as per Orson Welles "War of the Worlds"

2. Xerox ; Borderless printing

3. Edison's last breath

5. Sheppey , a unit of measurement created by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd , and named after the Isle of Sheppey

6. Golf club used by Alan Shephard in space

9. The Bourne Ultimatum

10. The Rotary Club

Will post d rest when i get em


rohan said...

Borderless printing...Xerox