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November 30, 2008

How many do we need?

devadutta @ 11:04 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1228086285 ) Play

Guest question time. gammafunction sent in this question. Completely worded and framed by him. Thanks buddy!

This conjecture was first suggested by 1, in mid-19th century. The first public reference to it was in a paper by 2, who was a famous 19th century British Mathematician. After several attempts by a number of people, this was finally proved in the last quarter of the 20th century by these guys-3.Though all countries in the world conform to this theorem only 4. 5. and 6. do not.

Just give me the name of the theorem and the two men in 3.

1. 2. 3.

and

Send us guest questions at boiledbeans@gmail.com and attain geek quizzing glory! :)

Cracked by: uday , Rahulk(welcome back!) , Johny Walker , shenoyvarun86( nice catch :) ) , Mridul Kapoor , priyananda , Goyal , Kal , nishansolo , Vijay Shankar , gammafunction , Amit Roy , Narayana B.V , Narayana B.V , Ajay Parasuram , Dibyo , ali , Kaiser Soze , Rohan , gudanggurum , akhi , shashank , sidsen , Jean Valjean , duriel , panrod , Ananth , varuns88 , Atul Mathew , Keerthi Kiran M , Bipin Banavalikar , vivek , Sruti , BASAB , Nayantara.

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November 29, 2008

Twinkle..

devadutta @ 10:56 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227999393 ) Play

1 became 2. 2 now uses 1. Identify 1 and 2

1. 2.

Our apologies for posting the question late. Sundays are always slow :)

Cracked by: sidsen , yaksha , Ajay Parasuram , Pranav , Goyal , shenoyvarun86 , duriel , gudanggurum , Bipin Banavalikar , anirudh patil , Mridul Kapoor , shyam , akhi , shashank , gammafunction , Vaishnav , priyananda , Kaiser Soze , Siddharth Jain , alakh_niranjan` , kiran , Atul Mathew , Mc Neill Ivan S and Narayana B.V.

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November 28, 2008

eulc doog yrev a ton

srikanth @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227906052 ) Play

Simple enough: identify and connect.

Cracked by: Bipin Banavalikar , Johny Walker , Dibyo , Goyal , shenoyvarun86 , shenoyvarun86 , p vs np , nishansolo , Ajay Parasuram , quaziluffy , priyananda and panrod and sidsen.

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November 27, 2008

Ringing..

devadutta @ 9:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227819639 ) Play

Which english word connects

and

Cracked by: shenoyvarun86 , Bipin Banavalikar , Naveen , Johny Walker , p vs np , shyam , BASAB , Ajay Parasuram , nishansolo , Siddharth Jain , akhi , Chandrakant Nair , gammafunction and Pranav.

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November 26, 2008

Tweet…

srikanth @ 9:23 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227734581 ) Play

Who is (1) and why did he choose (2)?

Cracked by: Dibyo , quaziluffy , Debasish , shenoyvarun86 , gammafunction , Goyal , Martin , BASAB , gudanggurum , vivek , Ajay Parasuram , p vs np , Bipin Banavalikar , vs , malcaluffin , Rohan , udupendra and Siddharth Jain.

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November 25, 2008

Finite State Automata

devadutta @ 11:49 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227656944 ) Play

Who parodying whom?

CRacked by: BASAB , Vijay Shankar , Goyal , vivek , vishal , Kaiser Soze , ali , shenoyvarun86 , Bipin Banavalikar , Vaishnavi , Dibyo , Martin , udupendra , tempo , nishansolo , Ajay Parasuram , Jean Valjean , akhi , Johny Walker , shashank , varuns88 , priyananda , saurabh arora , madhur , Ananth , Siddhartha Mohapatra , duriel , Neeraj and mach101.

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November 24, 2008

Taking stock…

srikanth @ 8:00 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227556828 ) Play

An iconic image that has been pending for a long time before coming here. What is this device, who’s operating it, and why was it famous?

Cracked by Martin , duriel , tempo , Aditya , Mridul Kapoor , vivek , ali , priyananda , Bipin Banavalikar  and nishansolo.

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November 23, 2008

Water bodies

devadutta @ 11:53 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227484388 ) Play

Which now famous company started off with this logo? The company is named after the town shown below.

Hint: The yellow territory in the map is a country

Cracked left, right and center. The highest ever on BB! 51 people getting the answer right.

Kamal Rathi , Dibyo , Martin , duriel , Goyal , Kaiser Soze , Ranjana Ninan , Debasish , gammafunction , quaziluffy , shenoyvarun86 , anirudh patil , Atul Mathew , Bipin Banavalikar , Miraj C. Vora , shyam , Bharath , Naveen Giles , mach101 , Johny Walker , nishansolo , vs , Ajay Parasuram , Nakul , Vinay Nair , Aditya , Archana , Mridul Kapoor , K.S.Manish , tempo , Boneywasawarriorwayayix , sumo , Cintom Kashyap , madhur , pinaki sarkar , Siddharth Jain , Ananth , shashank(welcome back!) , malcaluffin , Saurabh Aggarwal , mayur , Chandrakant Nair , vinay , ali , priyananda , panrod , Aparna , Dhananjay , p vs np , Rohan and vishal.

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November 22, 2008

Multiplayer notepad

srikanth @ 9:06 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227387971 ) Play

Who he?

His claim to fame was named like this:

Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers.

One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She was contentedly grazing.

“Tell me, you dump beast,” demanded the Priest in his commanding voice, “Why don’t you do something worthwhile. What is your Purpose in Life, anyway?”

Munching the tasty grass, The Sacred Chao replied “MU*”.

Upon hearing this, absoloutly nobody was enlightened. Primarily because nobody could understand Chinese.

* “MU” is the Chinese Ideogram for NO-THING.

Cracked by Goyal , priyananda , Ajay Parasuram , Dibyo , shenoyvarun86 , malcaluffin and Kaiser Soze.

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November 21, 2008

The answer is in front of you, Neo

devadutta @ 11:44 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1227311082 ) Play

What do these graphs show?

1.

2.

Hint: Y-Axis is marketshare

Cracked by: Goyal , piezocake , Ajay Parasuram , Boneywasawarriorwayayix , Anush , Neeraj , Ananth and Dibyo.

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