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August 31, 2007

Unleash the power of imagination

devadutta @ 10:50 am, GMT +0000 ( 1188557402 ) Play

Guest question time! Nihit has brought to us this nice thought provoking question.







If you have a question to share with us, please send it to boiledbeans at

Cracked by: srichand , Arun Krishnamoorthy , Abhishek , Prasad , prasanth, and yaksha


August 30, 2007

Music Can!

devadutta @ 9:08 am, GMT +0000 ( 1188464900 ) Play

When a famous Bengalooru (Bangalore) based band came up with this song (1),

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Microsoft is said to have got this band (2)

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to compose this song (3)

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Identify 1,2 and 3.

Hint: One of the members of the band which played song 1, now plays for the band formed by the dude who is on the lead vocals for this song

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If you are still wondering (unlikely), the dude who sang the above song (4) looks like this


This question was a tribute to our favorite Indian bands
Cracked by:

Srikanth , udupendra , bs , ram , prasanth , Preetish , Piyush , Srichand Pendyala , Abhishek and yaksha ( Congrats to our new top scorer! )

Others came really close.


August 29, 2007

George Bush hates this question

srikanth @ 9:27 am, GMT +0000 ( 1188379658 ) Play

Identify this unsung hero of modern science:

who was a major influence on the work of this guy:

And both of their work would’ve been useless without this guy’s work:

This question comes courtesy Prabhu, muchos gracias maga!

Cracked by:  udupendra , Poornima , Piyush , Swetha , Madan , ram , nihit , asha , Abhishek , Prasanth, Srichand Pendyala , and Archana.



August 28, 2007

The other kind of game theory

srikanth @ 9:55 am, GMT +0000 ( 1188294935 ) Play

Here’s a staple question of the tech quizzing industry; connect:


Cracked by: prabhu_dc , udupendra , Mahesh, srichand , Shashank , ram & Madan (twice), Piyush , Dibyo , Archana, and prasanth.
(archana took it to the next level [heh] by identifying the exact level in the game!)


August 27, 2007

after seven and a half million years of calculation…

devadutta @ 10:25 am, GMT +0000 ( 1188210327 ) Play

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2 pays tribute to what 1 is based on. How?

Cracked by:
Srikanth , Anuj , nihit , Hema , Shashank Hegde , Preetish , piezocake , Abhishek , Ganesh Prasad , prabhu_dc , srichand, keerthi (a bit late)



August 26, 2007

Connect to a concept

devadutta @ 10:21 am, GMT +0000 ( 1188123719 ) Play

We have a great guest question today, courtesy Nihit.
Thank you dude!

Identify and connect the following images to a concept/theory.

1. 10507591a3058123cc054cfbd85e5c84.jpg dd057d0aa1bdd981cc53d9a3af16ec79.jpg

2. d2aed8569c81e672affdaa416cea194f.jpg 3b8f31e84cc163b990bb508a26b0c9fd.JPG

Bonus hint


Don’t forget to send in your questions to boiledbeans (at) We love guest questions :)

Cracked by:
Srichand Pendyala, prabhu_dc, udupendra, Bikiran Goswami, Swetha, Prasanth, bs, Prasad, Tathagata Chatterjee, Dibyo, yaksha, Shashank and asha

Archana finds a different connect. Cool! :)



August 25, 2007

Analogically speaking…

srikanth @ 9:13 am, GMT +0000 ( 1188033239 ) Play

Row 1 and Row 2 below present an analogy each. Complete the analogy in Row 3

1) b06f10af5d85963951f323d581df0e93.jpg : f664b694cb09843287569fb869e058b4.jpg

2)149fdf3994b41a1195576e68cbb3d33e.jpg : e8b34b9fe491f840f1f0dedb4ad34c72.jpg

3)777e99c2342e4b3bfd1fb44141fa6335.jpg : <Insert Answer Here>

You don’t need to post a picture as the response. Just the name will do.

Cracked by: Shashank, Archana, Hema, Jayanth, Bikiran, Dibyo, Keerthi, Yaksha, Mahesh, Udupendra, Devadutta, Nihit and Prabhu


August 24, 2007

My favourite molecule

devadutta @ 9:13 am, GMT +0000 ( 1187946788 ) Play

Identify the molecule.


(Bigger image)

For the non chemistry geeks, hints



( this is how the top strip eventually ends. NOT caused by the molecule in question :) )


Cracked ( without any pains ) by:
Hema, Poornima, Jayanth, Shashank, yaksha, Abhinav, asha, Keerthi, Dibyo, piezocake, Abhishek, nihit, Archana



August 23, 2007


srikanth @ 9:33 am, GMT +0000 ( 1187861599 ) Play



Answered by: Abhishek, Shashank, jayanth, devadutta, yaksha and piezocake.



August 22, 2007

“Bond” the images

devadutta @ 9:15 am, GMT +0000 ( 1187774104 ) Play

For all the chemistry fans. Connect images 1,2 and 3

1. b4026ce159c66b1863731ae67d8a1e36.jpg

2.bd5ebd3c03c887e705998a02f194d0e6.jpeg and 3.00f6a9b5fd17fd8fa37819fb7a929ac2.gif

and if you still are looking for hints, try


Perfect answer:
Srikanth, jayanth, Bikiran Goswami, Jayanth Srinivasa, udupendra, asha, Shashank

Acceptably Correct:
Sumant, Mahesh Herle, Keerthi, Prasad ( deceived by the simplicity huh? ), piezocake, yaksha, anuj

Almost/half correct:
Archana, Sidsen, prabhu_dc

p.s: I hate chemistry :)

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