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June 26, 2011

A ‘grand’ old man.

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1309132792 ) Play

Hello intrepid quizzers! Today is a landmark day in the history of Boiledbeans :) Those of you who’ve been keeping track of the scores would have noticed this already.

Dibyo has just scored ONE THOUSAND POINTS!

Congratulations Mr. Dibyo! This is no mean feat, and we at BB really appreciate the effort! It’s always great to see people regularly coming onto BB to answer questions and really encourages us to keep posting.

Dibyo gets a star of honor – an achievement badge plus a special badge that we’ll apply shortly.

Today’s question is also dedicated to Dibyo!

The box in the map below points out a special path. Which vehicle holds the record for the fastest crossing of this path (albeit inaccurate)?

Cracked by: Ananth , SV , Urthstripe , dineshk , Rogi , shrey , Sumanth Patlolla , username , dhruv , jowens , Dibyo , grey_matters , Nagendra U M , anurag , raklodramA , Raghuvansh , Thejas V R , Mod , udupendra , krudebox , Siddarth Pai , Logik , Ebzhent , jins , shrik , sandeep bhat , Manish Achuth , dirty-i and Prasad

Answer:
The Millennium Falcon – Han Solo’s ship from Star Wars – completed the “Kessel Run” in 12 parsecs (ridiculous as that sounds).

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

33 Responses to “A ‘grand’ old man.”

  1. Ananth
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    Kessel Run
    Millenium Falcon


  2. SV
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    Millennium Falcon


  3. Urthstripe

    Millennium Falcon


  4. dineshk
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    Kessel run made by the Millennium Falcon in less than 12 parsecs – a meaningless statement that Lucas refuses to admit to. He keeps coming up with weird explanations for why this is not a mistake.


  5. Rogi
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    Han Solo holds the record (Likely, in the Millennium Falcon as a repeat of his earlier claim).


  6. Rogi
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    Oh… And… Go, Dibyo!
    (You too, udupendra)


  7. shrey

    Millenium Falcon


  8. Думаю, какую полезную информацию можно извлечь из этого материала


  9. shrik
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    the Kessel Run, a pathway from Kessel past the Maw Black Hole Cluster used by smugglers to transport precious Glitterstim spice.

    Han Solo brags that the Falcon made the Kessel Run in “less than twelve parsecs”.


  10. Sumanth Patlolla
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    The Millennium Falcon is a spacecraft in the Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee first mate, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).

    The Kessel Run was an 18-parsec route used by smugglers to move glitterstim spice from Kessel to an area south of the Si’Klaata Cluster without getting caught by the Imperial ships that were guarding the movement of spice from Kessel’s mines.


  11. username
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    Millennium Falcon holds the record to cut the distance of Kessel Run to less than 12 parsecs


  12. dhruv

    Millennium Falcon


  13. jowens
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    the Millennium Falcon


  14. Dibyo
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    Yay! I hadn’t noticed myself!

    This is the Kessel Run, which Han Solo made on the Millennium Falcon in under 12 parsecs

    Guest Q coming up!


  15. grey_matters

    The Millenium Falcon :)


  16. Nagendra U M

    Han Solo claimed that his ‘Millenium Falcon’ made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.


  17. anurag

    The Millenium Falcon


  18. Han Solo Kessel Run

    Han Solo claimed that his Millennium Falcon “made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs”.
    The smuggler, BoShek, actually beat Solo’s record in his ship, Infinity, but without cargo to weigh him down. A few months later, Han Solo beat both his own and BoShek’s records in a run he made with Luke Skywalker.


  19. Raghuvansh
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    The Millennium Falcon.


  20. The Millennium Falcon


  21. Mod

    The Millenium Falcon


  22. udupendra
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    The Millennium Falcon


  23. krudebox
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    The Millenium Falcon.

    P.S. Congrats Mr.Dibyo. Would you mind considering a break now, so that the rest of us could catch up? :P


  24. kessel run by the millennium falcon in the kessel sector


  25. Logik
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    since it’s a 1000 dedication, My answer is Millennium Falcon. The path being the Kessel Run.
    the fastest part is inaccurate because they mention 12 parsecs, which is a unit of distance, not time.


  26. Ebzhent

    According to Han Solo, the ship in question is the Millennium Falcon.


  27. jins

    ..in less than 12 parsecs.
    The Millenium Falcon.


  28. jins

    although, not exactly inaccurate… considering this from ‘Ask the Jedi council’

    “While Captain Solo is known to make boastful claims that seem to defy the basic laws of space-time physics, in this particular case, an understanding of the mechanics of the Kessel Run illuminates this statistic.

    The Kessel Run is a contest of speed and endurance for smugglers. Those who undertake it must deliver specified cargos (usually illicit in nature) to a series of divergently moving transport vessels. The smuggler must deliver the cargo before the transports wander out of the free trade lanes into restricted Imperial space.

    Solo’s record is impressive, since the transport vessels covered less than 12 parsecs of distance during his hurried run between them, a testament to his piloting and the speed of the Millennium Falcon.

    There is more than one way to smuggle spice out of Kessel. According to one tale, Solo left out the middleman and ferried the stolen goods himself, skirting dangerously close to the Maw Cluster, a baffling congregation of black holes. In doing so, he shortened the distance for the run, achieving an impressive record of under 12 parsecs.

    Using either methodology allows Solo’s claim to stand, but there are many, including the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, who felt that the Corellian captain was just blowing hot air. “


  29. shrik
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    That’s the Millenium falcon, in case autoraja decides my previous answer wasn’t enough :|


  30. sandeep bhat

    millenium falcon


  31. Manish Achuth
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    Kessel Run, Covered by Millenium Falcon in less than 12 parsecs.


  32. dirty-i

    kessel run, and the vehicle wud be millenium falcon..


  33. Prasad

    The Millenium Falcon


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