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December 31, 2007

CMYK should be fine

devadutta @ 11:40 am, GMT +0000 ( 1199101259 ) Play

This map lead to a conjecture in graph theory in 19th century which till now has not been proved “properly”. Although computerized exhaustive search proofs exist, mathemeticians reject it by calling it a “telephone directory” and they want the proof to be a “poem”.

Identify the conjecture/theorem/problem.


Happy New Year!

Cracked by: udupendra(Congratulations on scoring a century!) , jayanth , madhur , Dibyo , shenoyvarun86 , sumanth , sidsen , Ranjana Ninan , Shreyas , Keerthi , VikraM , piezocake , BiGFooT , nishas thambi , Gammafunction , prasanth , yaksha , Poornima , bobo , shashank and Arjun Chennu.

Answer: (more…)

December 30, 2007

Listen up!

srikanth @ 9:45 am, GMT +0000 ( 1199007944 ) Play

What was the function of the structures you see at the three points marked on the map at this link? UTF8&hl=en&msa=0& msid=104245191237712906664.000 4427e679acbfa0f156&ll=50.95596, 0.953665 &spn=0.00171,0.004334&t=h&z=18&om=1

(Your browser will have to be able to handle Google maps if you want to get this one)

Here’s another clue:


Cracked by: udupendra , jayanth , madhur , vaibhav008 , Dibyo , nishas thambi , prasanth , nishansolo , shenoyvarun86 , bs and sidsen.

Answer: (more…)

December 29, 2007


srikanth @ 11:02 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198926152 ) Play

This audio clip is a reconstruction (errors and all) of the playback of a famous British war march

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Who or what is playing this, and why is it noteworthy?

Fairly low-scoring question, this; Cracked by: jayanth , Dibyo and nishas thambi.

Answer: (more…)

December 28, 2007

Very Fast

devadutta @ 9:47 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198835273 ) Play

What is happening here?

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Cracked by: udupendra , jayanth , madhur , Dibyo , yaksha , shashank , nishas thambi , sidsen and Tathagata Chatterjee.

Answer: (more…)

December 27, 2007


srikanth @ 9:43 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198748581 ) Play

Connect this image:


with this audio clip:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

(Link for the flash-less)

Cracked by: jayanth , udupendra , nishas thambi , Dibyo , prasanth , VikraM , shashank , and Tathagata Chatterjee

Answer: (more…)

December 24, 2007

Full Special

devadutta @ 7:00 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198479615 ) Play

It has been more than a month since we did anything “different” on boiledbeans, so, this post is an attempt to re-seed the random number generator. We have a bunch of great questions sent in by bb users, which has been compiled into a multi-shot post.


  • UPDATE: For this special post only, contributors of the question also get a point. But you need to post a comment to get your points (its back-end requirement)
  • This post will be open for 3 days
  • You get one point per right answer(For users who have contributed questions, you will get points for right answers to questions other than yours.)
  • Post all the answers in one comment. Please collate all answers and post it as a single comment. In case you need to re-post, please copy, paste the answers of all the other questions you have answered along with your new answer.

1. Courtesy sidsen


Caricature of which principle/person?

2. sidsen again


This sort of diagram is named after whom?

3. sidsen’s hattrick


This happens to be one of the first known representations of what?

4. Varun asks you to connect these images

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5. Vinod PV asks you to identify the dude using the other two pics as a hint


6. Abhishek Krishnan’s question ( My Favourite )
Who connects

nishansolo: 2
bobo: 4
gammafunction: 5
udupendra : 5
shenoyvarun86: 1
Dibyo: 4
nishas thambi: 6
sidsen: 6
Tathagata Chatterjee: 5
Shashank : 3
jayanth: 5

Answers: (more…)

December 23, 2007

Gigabytes and Gigabytes…

srikanth @ 6:57 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198393032 ) Play

Identify and connect:



Cracked by: nishansolo , jayanth , nishas thambi , Shreyas , teju , udupendra , Atul Mathew , madhur , Dibyo , Rohan , shenoyvarun86 , bobo , BigFooT , shashank , Tathagata Chatterjee and yaksha.

There was another profanity overloaded answer, which we have not approved(although it was right). We like our blog and we like it clean.

Answer: (more…)

December 22, 2007

Mr.Governer, I told you!

devadutta @ 9:32 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198315960 ) Play

This question, comes from Purnateja. If you are wondering how to send in questions, you have to mail it to :)
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1’s work on 2 is the earliest example of an arrangement used to achieve a special effect 3.
Identify 1,2 and 3.

(1’s work on 2 has been an inspiration for other inventions which we enjoy big time these days :) )

Put your hands together for Tathagata Chatterjee and bobo. They get the exact answer we were looking for.

sidsen , jayanth , udupendra , bs , teju , madhur , vaibhav008 , Shashank and nishas thambi were in the vicinity of the answer, so they get their points.

Answer: (more…)

December 21, 2007

Keep walking

srikanth @ 10:02 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198231366 ) Play

Identify and connect the two images.

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Cracked by: bobo , jayanth , udupendra , teju , Dibyo , nishas thambi , varun , Shashank and Shreyas.

Answer: (more…)

December 20, 2007

Avatars! Avatars!!

devadutta @ 10:26 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1198189602 ) Play

Our friend Keerthi Kiran M came up with a suggestion that we start maintaining “profile” pages of bb users so that he can get to know his fellow “geeks”. As a first step towards that, you can now add a picture to your profile and it will appear next to your comments, like this


To set up your profile pic, click on “My Profile” link which you can see at the top right of the screen when you log in to bb.


In the “Your Photo” section, browse to(or type (considering the audience :) ) ) the path to the pic and click update profile.

NOTE: Please upload your pictures only.

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