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December 16, 2007

You can’t eat this kind..

devadutta @ 9:45 am, GMT +0000 ( 1197798328 ) Play

Connect 1,2 and 3.

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Please don’t take the pains of identifying 3, but do identify 1 and 2.

Cracked by: udupendra(but, of course!) , bobo , nisha’s thambi , jayanth , Lord Jim , RahulRanade , Shashank , prasanth , Tathagata Chatterjee , sidsen and Dibyo(Perseverance is the key, huh dude? ;) ).

1. The tower of Babel as painted by Pieter Brueghel

2. Still from HHG2G, the movie. Towel! he had a towel in his hand!! I don’t think there are too many movies made which have the lead role holding a towel in his hand :)

3. Yahoo!. No one could identify this ;)

The connect: Babel Fish

HHG2G has a fictional translation “device”/”fish” which is named “Babel fish” after 1.
AltaVista started a translation service called “Babel Fish”, which was a reference to the fish in 2.
3 is the current provider of “Babel Fish” translation service after it transitively bought out AltaVista.

15 Responses to “You can’t eat this kind..”

  1. udupendra

    1. Tower of Babel (as painted by Brughuel)
    2. Still from H2G2, the movie connects 1, 2, and 3.

  2. tower of babel.

    still from garth jenning’s hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy.


    altavista/yahoo’s babelfish.

  3. nishas thambi

    Babel- tower, movie and translator

  4. jayanth

    babel fish

    (1) the tower of babel
    (2)the hithchikers guide to the galaxy the movie
    (3)yahoo babel fish text translator

  5. The connect is Babel.

    1 is the Tower of Babel.
    2 looks familiar.Could be a still from Crash whose storyline is similar to Alejendro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Amores Perros.Inarritu also directed Babel. And in the entry for Crash Wikipedia says “Crash is often compared with Babel, for both movies show the lives of different individuals and shows how their lives intertwine and both movies deal with major issues in today’s society”.
    3 is of course Yahoo. Its Yahoo! Babel Fish provides free online text and web page language translation tools (By sheer coincidence, last night I was re-reading Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy with the Babel fish in Arthur Dent’s ear acting as a translator)

    I am not sure about 2, keeping fingers crossed.But good question anyway.

  6. RahulRanade

    1. Tower of Babel
    2. Screenshot from Hitchikers guide to the Galaxy
    3. Yahoo bought BabelFish

    connect “Babelfish”

  7. Atul Mathew

    2-Ford Prefect/Arthur Dent from H2G2 movie


    Connect: Gulliver’s Travels

  8. Dibyo

    1. The Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1563)

    2. Seems unlikely, but is this the movie Babel

    3. The firm that owns Babelfish, the internet service

    Connect: Babel?

  9. Shashank

    1 – Tower of Babel
    2 – Still from the movie “Hitch hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
    3 – Logo of Yahoo! ;)

    The connect is Babel Fish
    Yahoo owns Altavista, which provides the translation service “Babel Fish”

  10. prasanth

    Connect : The babel fish

    1)The city of babel
    2) Characters from the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy
    3) Yahoo [:D]

  11. Tathagata Chatterjee

    The connection is : Babelfish.( Going by the hint : “You cant eat this kind..”)
    1) The Tower of Babel, painting by Peter Brueghel the Elder. The word Babel is derived from Bible, and refers to the Biblical city, hence the mythical Tower
    2) Scene from the film “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”(2005) starring Mos Def ( as Ford Perfect) and Martin Freeman ( Arthur Dent), in the book H2G2 there is a reference of Babelfish-the fictional animal used for instanteneous language translations. Douglas Adams sought his inspiration from Babel- where multiple languages originated.
    3) Babel Fish is the web-based language translation application developed by Alta Vista ( now part of Yahoo!)
    Tathagata Chatterjee

  12. sidsen

    you kidding me yahoo took over babelfish and no one even told me.

  13. Gammafunction

    1.The tower of Babel
    2.Andri Zmeivksi(who works for yahoo)

    connect being unicode support in PHP6 enabling the usage of all kinds of scripts of different languages to be displayed on websites?

    This site also runs on PHP?

  14. Dibyo

    I want to change my answer

    2. is H2G2 and the connection is babelfish, not babel

  15. Dibyo

    well…. i suddenly remembered the towel!

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