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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: As sidsen said:
1. Occam’s razor the principle named after the friar William of Ockham.

The principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as
few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in
the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory. Also
known as the “law of succinctness”.

BTW cbse students most definetly studied this in physics in class 8 or 9.

More info:’s_Razor

2. The Pythagoras tree is a plane fractal constructed from squares. It is
named after Pythagoras because each triple of touching squares encloses a
right triangle, in a configuration traditionally used to depict the
Pythagorean theorem.

more info:

3. Count the dots and do the maths
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9 = 45
number of coloumns/rows = 3
45/3 = 15


4 9 2 = 15

3 5 7 = 15

8 1 6 = 15

|| || || \
15 15 15 15

for more info:

4. The opening sequence of Time from the album Dark Side of the Moon was
played as a wakeup call for the crew of space mission STS-69

5. John Kanzius

6. John Perry Barlow – lyricist for grateful dead, author of a declaration
of the independence of cyberspace, co-founder of EFF

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