Sunday, December 30, 2012

From the world of fiction

Which fictional military wing will you find in a building in Washington, D.C. entitled "Department of Health and Human Services."

Ans:NEST from transformers

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Claim to fame of this pic

Ans:This pic holds the world record for the largest picture ever taken.(It shows the entire city of Seville)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Courtsey-Abhijith Menon
Ans:Silvio Berlusconi

   Recently I have got many comments under the name anonymous about publishing the list of those who attempted it correctly.
Please bear with it, since i am quite held up these days, i barely get time to put questions.So once I am back on routine I will be putting the list

Monday, December 17, 2012

X was once restricted entry into one of the cites grandest hotel, the Watsons Hotel, because it was restricted to whites only.This resulted in him starting anew hotel of his own which is now one of the worlds biggest hotel chain with hotels all over the world.
Id this hotel group started by X(X's name if given will be a giveaway)

Ans :Taj hotels and the person was Jamshetji Tata

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Again a small but good question

What was special about the christmas greeting by Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis of  in 1992

Ans:Worlds first SMS

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This man in the pic named Kalyansundaram is a social worker who spends all his his salary for charity.Apart being honoured by many international organisation, he is the adopted father of somene.Whom????
Ans:He has been adopted by Rajanikanth as is father

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

 If this is a segway

What is this??

Ans:I know it feels stupid but the ans is a Unicycle

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

X's recipe comes from Occitan cuisine. The French word  means to toss food.Xis usually served as a side dish, but also may be served as a meal on its own (accompanied by pasta, rice or bread). Tomatoes are a key ingredient, with garliconionscourgette (zucchini), auberginebell peppersmarjoram and basil, or bay leaf and thyme, or a mix of green herbs like herbes de Provence..
X is actually considered to be a peasnt dish.
American chef Thomas Keller popularized a contemporary variation of X, confit byaldi, for the 2007 animated film by the same name.
Id X which is a dish and also  animated film
Ans : Ratatouille 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Connect these musicians

Ans:They have all sung for the james bond intro music

YW 2012 Finals preparaion started at Prep corner

As per requests of finalists we have started a special page for the finalists of YW 2012 to prepare.Check the page to kno more.
Heres the first extract


Monday, December 3, 2012

How did he make news recently and what very unique distinction does he hold

Ans:He is the first grenadierguard to guard outside the Buckingham with a turban instead of the traditional cap

Thursday, November 29, 2012

airport is located in BoscobelSaint Mary ParishJamaica, 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Ocho Rios, in northern Jamaica. The airport provides service to the United States and to other Caribbean islands.
It is named after a famous person who is in a way connected to Jamaica. 
Id the person or the airport(both are the same)
Ans:Ian Fleming Intl Airport

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Give me the consequences caused by this cartoon

Ans:She is Toms houseoner in the cartoon Tom and Jerry
After this cartoon her face has never been showed again due to racist criticisms 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Questions from YW 2012 Kochi regionals

This contains assorted questions from both finals and prelims
1)"To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper."
Id the nursery rhyme
2)What does the saffir-simpson scale measure?
3)Where is the automobile company FIAT headquartered?
4)Whre will you find the following 
"You will never walk alone"
5)Largest tyre producing company in the world?
6)Id the scientist who was bron 200 years ago and whose google doodle is shown below
7)Id the country and its capital which made a lot of news recently
8)Where does Queen Elizabeth 2 keep her jewels?
9)Id this Barath Ratna
10)Which instrument does Indian grammy winner Vikku Vinyakram play
11)Longest lake in India

1)Jack and Jill
7)South Sudan and Juba
8)Tower of London
9)Satyjith Ray

Monday, November 19, 2012

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Id the poem the name of which is starred and also the poet!!!!!!!

Teri aankhon ki namkeen mastiyan
Teri hansi ki beparwaah gustakhiyaan
Teri zulfon ki leharaati angdaiyaan
Nahi bhoolunga main

Tera haath se haath chhodna
Tera saayon se rukh modna
Tera palat ke phir na dekhna
Nahin maaf karunga main

Baarishon mein bedhadak tere naachne se
Baat baat pe bewajah tere roothne se
Chhoti chhoti teri bachkani badmashiyon se
Mohabbat karunga main

Tere jhoothe kasme vaadon se
Tere jalte sulagte khwabon se
Teri be-raham duaaon se
Nafrat karunga main

Ans:Poem-Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Poet-Yash Chopra

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

YW mock prelims

Here is  mock YW prelims.Due to lack of time I am stopping with 10 questions.Send in your answers by any of the three methods shown above.Answers will be posted tomorrow.

1)Who or what won the first Millennium Technology prize.(Think about the usual trend of first questions in YW)
2)If Nicholas Copernicus were to create a website of his own what would be the extension?
3)How do we better know Arthur Stanley Jefferson?
4)If Harry Potter looked up his zodiac sign, what would it be?
5)What distinction does Linus Pauling old in respect to Nobel prizes.
6)What is Epistemophobia.(None of you should probably have this).
7)If it is Matt Murdock to Daredevil, who is Britt Reid to?
8)What does the EPL tems Stoke city,Bolton Wanderers,Hull City and Arsenal have in common
9)If it is Mahatma Gandhi to India,Mujibur Rehmaan to Bangladesh and Simon Bolivar to Bolivia and Columbia, who is it to Pakistan.
10)Which book starts thus- "Call me Ishmael."

1)Tim Berness Lee for the Internet
2).pl(For poland)
3)Stanley Laurel(From Laurel and Hardy)
5)Winning the Nobel Prize twice individually
6)Fear of Knowledge
7)Green Hornett
8)They have their home stadiums named aftr their sponsors
9)Muhammad Ali Jinhah
10)Mobby Dick

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Latest from YW preparation corner

  1. What was the name of the young girl who wrote to Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. President, asking him to grow a beard?
  2. This famous boy became Pharaoh of Egypt when he was eight years old. What was his name?
  3. Who was the young girl, whose diary, written during World War II became world-famous?
  4. This French boy invented a system of reading for the blind. What is his name?
  5. This young Indian boy in the U.S. became the world’s youngest medical student at the age of 13 years. His name is?
  6. What was the name of the curly-haired moppet of the U.S. who won a special Oscar Award in 1934 when she was only 6 years old?
  7. The fall of an apple from a tree first suggested the law of gravitation by a young boy of 16. Who was he?
  8. Which composer started composing music at the age of 5?
  9. This teenager became India’s youngest Test cricketer. What is his name and when did he make his test debut?
  10. What was the name of the U.S. girl who wrote to Yuri Andropov, the leader of the U.S.S.R., asking him to stop the nuclear arms race?
  11. Henry VIII is noted for his six wives, but how many children did he have?
  12. What is the name of the teenager who became India’s youngest Chess Grandmaster? At what age did he achieve this feat?
  13. This great poet wrote a 6000 words long epic poem when he was 12 years old. What is his name?
  14. This famed violinist gave his first public performance at the age of 7. Who was he?
  15. In what fields did the following youngsters achieve fame?
    (a) Monica Seles
    (b) Nadia Comaneci
    (c) Leander Peas
    (d) U. Srinivas
  16. What is the name of the Indian girl who won two gold medals in the Asian Games, Bangkok, 1998?
  17. This 5 year old child in the U.S. invented the toy truck. What is his name?
  18. Which novel was written by Mary Shelley at the age of 18?
  19. Name the twins who were thrown into the Tiber by their uncle but survived and are supposed to have been suckled by a she-wolf.
  20. A 10-year old boy became India’s youngest author when his book “England Tours India” was published in 1984. Who was he?

Quiz Answers

  1. Grace Bedell
  2. Tutankhamen
  3. Anne Frank
  4. Louis Braille
  5. Balamurali Krishna Ambati
  6. Shirley Temple
  7. Isaac Newton
  8. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  9. Sachin Tendulkar was 16 years, 205 old, when he made his Test debut against England in November 1989.
  10. Samantha Smith
  11. 3
  12. Viswanathan Anand was 17 years, 17 days old when he became a Chess Grandmaster in 1987.
  13. Lord Alfred Tennyson
  14. Yehudi Menuhin
  15. (a) Tennis
    (b) Gymnastics
    (c) Tennis
    (d) Mandolin Playing
  16. Jyotimoyee Sikdar
  17. Robert Patch
  18. Frankenstein
  19. Romulus and Remus
  20. Ashish Jain of Delhi

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Latest from YW preparation corner

Hero Name
cursor on image enlarges
Civilian Name
First Year
Arthur Curry Orin

king of Atlantis

DC Comics.  Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger
Bruce Wayne

billionaire industrialist

DC Comics.  Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger)
The Black Canary
Dinah Drake


DC Comics.  Created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Carmine Infantino)
The Black Hood
Kip Burland


MLJ comics
The Cape
Vince Faraday

police detective

NBC Television
Captain America
Steve Rogers

freelance artist

Marvel Comics.  Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
Captain Marvel
Billy Batson

radio broadcaster

Originally published by Fawcett Comics and later by DC Comics.  Created by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker
Selena Kyle

varingly wife of an abusive man, amnesiac flight attendant, prostitute
1940, 1970s, 1986

DC Comics.  Originally created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane Batman
The Comet (1)
The Comet
John Dickering

scientist, adventurer

MLJ comics.  Created by Jack Cole
The Comet (1)
The Comet
Rob Connors

baseball player want-to-be

DC Comics' Impact Comics series.  Created by Tom Lyle and Mark Waid
Daredevil (old)
Bart Hill

boomerang marksman

Lev Gleason Publications.  Created by Jack Binder
Daredevil (new)
Matt Murdock


Marvel Comics Universe.  Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett
Doctor Fate
Kent Nelson


All-American Comics.  Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Howard Sherman
Doll Man
Darrell Dane

research chemist

Quality Comics--now DC Comics.  Created by writer Will Eisner
Durango Kid
Steve (last name varied)


Columbia Pictures movies; played by Charles Starrett
Flash (old)
Jay Garrick

college student

All-American Comics.  Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert
Flash (new)
Barry Allen (police scientist), (1956-1986);
Wally West, nephew of Barry Allen, (1986-2006);
Bart Allen, grandson of Barry Allen, (2006-

DC Comics.  Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert
Green Arrow
Oliver Queen


DC Comics.  Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp
Green Hornet
Britt Reid (2)

newspaper publisher

Radio station WXYZ in Detroit.  Created by Fran Striker
Green Lantern
Alan Scott


All-AMerican Comics.  Created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell
Green Lantern
Hal Jordan

test pilot

DC Comics.  Created by John Broome and Gil Kane
Carter Hall


DC Comics.  Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Dennis Neville
Rex Tyler


DC Comics.  Created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey
The Hulk
Bruce Banner

nuclear physicist

Marvel Comics.  Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Invisible Woman
Susan (Storm) Richards

actress, mother

Marvel Comics.  Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby
Anthony Stark


Marvel Comics universe.  Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby
Lone Ranger
John Reid (3)

former Texas Ranger

Radio station WXYZ in Detroit.  Created by George W. Trendle and developed by writer Fran Striker
Rex Mason

DC Comics.  Created by Bob Haney
Miss America (original)
Miss America
Joan Dale


Quality Comics, DC Comics.  Created by Elmer Wexler
Miss America
Madeline Joyce

heiress, beauty queen

Timely/Marvel Comics.  Created by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Gabriele
The Phantom
Kit Walker

crime fighter

King Features comicstrip.  Created by Lee Falk, also creator of Mandrake the Magician
Plastic Man
Patrick “Eel” O’Brian

former crook turned crime fighter

Quality Comics and later acquired by DC Comics. Created by writer-artist Jack Cole
The Punisher
Frank Castle

war veteran

Marvel Comics Universe.  Created by writer Gerry Conway and artists John Romita, Sr. and Ross Andru
Sandman (4)
The Sandman
Wesley Dodds


DC Comics.  Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Bert Christman
The Shadow
Born Kent Allard, a famed aviator during World War I, faked his death and became Lamont, wealthy man-about-town

Dectective Stories Magazine.  Created by Walter B. Gibson
The Shield
Joe Higgins

FBI agent

MLJ, now known as Archie Comics.  Created by writer Harry Shorten and artist Irv Novick
Peter Parker


Marvel Comics.  Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
The Sprit
Denny Colt

crime fighter

In newspapers.  Created by Will Eisner
Supergirl (original)
Linda Lee Danvers, alias Kara Zor-El

college graduate, student counseling, news reporting, and TV acting

DC Comics.  Created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino
Linda Danvers

daughter of a policeman

DC Comics.  Created by Peter David and Gary Frank
Clark Kent, alias Kal-El

newspaper reporter

Detective Comics.  Created by Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster
The Wasp
Janet Van Dyne

flighty heiress

Marvel Comics.  Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Wonder Man (old)
Wonder Man
Fred Carson


Wonder Comics.  Created by Will Eisner. One issue only because DC Comics claimed copy infringement with its Superman character and sued.
Wonder Man (new)
Wonder Man
Simon Williams


Wonder Comics.  Created by Stan Lee, and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby
Wonder Woman
Diana Prince (Trevor)

secretary, nurse

All Star Comics.  Created by William Moulton Marston
Henry Pym


Marvel Comics.  Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby
Vince Harley


Charlton Comics.  Creators unknown
Don Diego de la Vega

wealthy ranchero

All-Story Weekly magazine. Created by Johnston McCulley