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  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Oct 02, 2014)

    Braingle's Teasers
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A Dodgy Character Fill in the sentence below so that the first two words combine to make the third word. For example, given "The _____ of the group was extremely _____, not just physically, for he was also particularly _____", you would fill in HEAD, STRONG, and HEADSTRONG. The guilty _____ fitted the classic _____ for such a character, highlighted by the fact that he looked to constantly _____ his next move. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Oct 02, 2014)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Monsters Incorporated This is a quiz about the Disney Pixar film, "Monsters, Inc." Do you know what's hiding under your bed? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Memory : Verbal vs Visual

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Many of our mnemonic systems rely on making visual associations. Visual associations are very effective in recalling concrete material that can be easily pictured in the mind. Abstract material is often difficult to visualize, although the phonetic system does do a good job at making numbers concrete. For abstract material, verbal associations are much more effective. Verbal associations are things like rhymes, acronyms and acrostics. You should never rely on one mnemonic system for all of your learning. When you are studying something, try to determine if the material is abstract or concrete…
  • Words With AH

    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Five words that contain AH as a letter pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words? *AH**, ***AH, **AH**, *AH****, *****AH Pool: E, E, E, G, I, J, M, M, M, N, N, N, O, O, O, P, S, S, Y, Y Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Question for October 1, 2014:In the movie "G.I. Jane," Jordan O'Neil and her Navy SEALs unit are sent on an emergency mission to retrieve a satellite that crashed in what country?Previous question and answer:What is the name of the Powerpuff Girls' kindergarten teacher?A:  The unflappable MS. KEANE
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Oct 02, 2014)

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A Dodgy Character Fill in the sentence below so that the first two words combine to make the third word. For example, given "The _____ of the group was extremely _____, not just physically, for he was also particularly _____", you would fill in HEAD, STRONG, and HEADSTRONG. The guilty _____ fitted the classic _____ for such a character, highlighted by the fact that he looked to constantly _____ his next move. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Oct 01, 2014

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Hit. Der. What is represented by the following? Hit. Der. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Memory : Verbal vs Visual

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Many of our mnemonic systems rely on making visual associations. Visual associations are very effective in recalling concrete material that can be easily pictured in the mind. Abstract material is often difficult to visualize, although the phonetic system does do a good job at making numbers concrete. For abstract material, verbal associations are much more effective. Verbal associations are things like rhymes, acronyms and acrostics. You should never rely on one mnemonic system for all of your learning. When you are studying something, try to determine if the material is abstract or concrete…
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Persiflage

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    per-si-flage noun :: Frivolous or bantering talk. "Instead of lecturing, the teacher's persiflage encouraged participation in the subject."
  • Creativity : Draw It

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One technique that will help you improve your creativity is to start expressing your ideas visually. Using words to describe your thoughts allows you to see them in only one way. If you can diagram, map, or sketch your ideas, you will see them from different perspectives and be better able to communicate them to others. Drawing your ideas also helps you to refine your ideas or find better solutions. You may find that in drawing your solution you notice a flaw that you never would have discovered otherwise.. An investment in a good drawing book (we recommend Drawing on the Right Side of the…
 
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    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles

  • Words With AH

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Five words that contain AH as a letter pair have had all of their other letters removed and placed into a pool. Put those letters back in their proper places. What are the words? *AH**, ***AH, **AH**, *AH****, *****AH Pool: E, E, E, G, I, J, M, M, M, N, N, N, O, O, O, P, S, S, Y, Y Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • What Am I? #2

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Wearing a dress of vivid bright green A bodice of pale tan Showing off my sparkling clothes As splendidly as I can. Wearing a dress of vivid dark green A bodice of lovely brown I go to my wardrobe and start to change Into my party gown. Wearing a dress of beautiful scarlet A bodice of pale green My clothes fall off and I open my mouth Let loose a silent scream. Wearing a dress of snowy white A bodice of white as well A silver cloak around my shoulders Tinkling with glass-blown bells. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Delete a Letter 25

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Each pair of definitions is for two words, where the second word is the first word with a letter deleted (example: brand & band). The length of the first word in each pair is provided, along with the position of the deleted letter to obtain the second word. 1) to stand about idly (6 letters) & (delete 2nd letter) a volume measurement 2) a sudden sharp pain (6 letters) & (delete 5th letter) a cord of two or more strands twisted together 3) a small stream (5 letters) & (delete 2nd letter) to record charges against someone onto a police record 4) a source of risk or peril (6 letters) & (delete…
  • The Box of Chocolates

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Serena has received a box of chocolates as a birthday present. The box contains 12 chocolates of different shapes (one is hemispherical) and flavours (four of which are: dark chocolate, white chocolate-hazelnut, tiramisu and milk chocolate-cherry). The 12 chocolates are divided into three rows of 4 chocolate per line. With the help of the clues and the drawing, can you figure out the shape, the flavour and the position in the box of each chocolate? 1. The following four chocolates are in the same row (but not necessarily in this order): the flower-shaped chocolate (which isn't gianduia…
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Question for October 1, 2014:In the movie "G.I. Jane," Jordan O'Neil and her Navy SEALs unit are sent on an emergency mission to retrieve a satellite that crashed in what country?Previous question and answer:What is the name of the Powerpuff Girls' kindergarten teacher?A:  The unflappable MS. KEANE
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Question for September 30, 2014:What is the name of the Powerpuff Girls' kindergarten teacher?Previous question and answer:Who appeared as Denise on “The Denise Show” in a skit on “Saturday Night Live”? A:  SHANNEN DOHERTY
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Question for September 29, 2014:Who appeared as Denise on “The Denise Show” in a skit on “Saturday Night Live”? Previous question and answer:Which US President worked as a barker for the wheel-of-fortune at the Slippery Gulch Rodeo in Prescott, Arizona? A:  RICHARD NIXON
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Question for September 26, 2014:Which US President worked as a barker for the wheel-of-fortune at the Slippery Gulch Rodeo in Prescott, Arizona? Previous question and answer:What TV sci-fi hero traveled through space as a representative of the Solar Council of the Interplanetary Alliance?A:  CAPTAIN VIDEO
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Question for September 25, 2014:What TV sci-fi hero traveled through space as a representative of the Solar Council of the Interplanetary Alliance?Previous question and answer:What 1960s game featured a Rube Goldberg-like contraption built by players to eject a little plastic man from his bed? A:  CRAZY CLOCK
 
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  • Summer’s end

    Ken Jennings
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    This poor neglected blog! We moved houses over the summer and everything’s been chaos. I just got the blog unpacked. It was in the last box. On the other hand, you didn’t really miss much. Trebek grew the mustache back. I fulfilled my greatest lifelong dream (sorry Jeopardy!) by appearing on the cover of The Costco Connection magazine. You can read the whole interview here. Study tips! I learned that I can’t think and have things thrown at me at the same time! My friend Nephi Thompson and I teamed up for Kno’dgeball at the Trivia Championships of North America last…
  • 72 HOURS OF TRIVIA!!!

    Ken Jennings
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    It’s getting dangerously close to the very last minute to register for TCONA, the Trivia Championships of North America, to be held August 8-10 in sunny Las Vegas! You won’t know it’s sunny. You won’t even go outside. There will be so many different kinds of quiz games going on you’ll barely have time for basic bodily functions. I will be there! (I have tickets to the Cirque de Soleil Beatles show with my kids.) Brad Rutter will be there! (He likes blackjack and strippers.) Many, many other familiar faces from the world of game shows and trivia will be there! If…
  • Elmo, time traveler

    Ken Jennings
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Okay, we are finally back from a month in Spain and Britain that kept me away from the blog pretty efficiently. On the plus side, lots of time in planes and cars meant I got to catch up on some reading. Here’s the full log: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Seriocomic account of a fictional kid riding through Kansas and Virginia with abolitionist John Brown. McBride obviously takes great pleasure in the colorful way Americans talked then, or at least they way we would like to believe they did. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers. I saw Dave Eggers speak a couple months ago and I…
  • Wordplay Wednesday

    Ken Jennings
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Hey! I finally got ten seconds to breathe and decided to spend it giving the ol’ blog its annual update. Here’s something new from the Internet this morning: Smithsonian magazine has a section this month about games and play and asked me to put together a little puzzle on the subject. It’s fun! What about an even littler puzzle? It’s time for an early round of Wordplay Wednesday! I’m traveling this month with my family and this was inspired by a recent visit to a favorite city. There’s a major world city whose name, when spelled backward, can be split into…
  • Shell game

    Ken Jennings
    29 May 2014 | 5:25 pm
    I saw this chart on the Internet a couple weeks ago, and realized it made a pretty good trivia question if you removed the caption. What is being graphed here? Edited to add: Correctly solved by econgator over on the message boards. Linky here.
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    Mental Floss

  • 11 Techniques for Capturing Great Nature Photos in a City

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Cities may not seem like the ideal place to go to photograph nature, but you can find a surprising amount of flora, fauna, and incredible views in any urban landscape. You just have to know where to look.
  • 15 Facts About 'Apocalypto'

    Sean Hutchinson
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    As these stories show, making Mel Gibson’s sprawling Mayan adventure film was an epic journey in its own right.
  • 9 Awesome Videos of Animals Discovering Cameras

    Erin McCarthy
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    When animals discover unfamiliar objects in their vicinity, the results can be hilarious—or kind of scary.
  • The Missing Links: "Let Her Go"

    Colin Patrick
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If It’s An Action Movie… ...Chances are someone is going to utter the phrase “Let her go.” Contains some NSFW language. Why Did This Take So Long? These pumpkins are grown inside of a mold that makes them take on the shape of Frankenstein’s monster. Boom Went the Dynamite Again The TBS baseball crew has recreated the most famous sports broadcasting failure of all time, and they did a pretty good job. Little-Known Pirate Lore In honor of my beloved Pittsburgh Pirates in the playoffs tonight, let’s revisit five little-known pirate tales. Super First Class Here’s what it’s like…
  • 8 Novelists Who Were Featured on International Banknotes

    Rudie Obias
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    While American currency features former U.S. Presidents, Founding Fathers, and iconic landmarks, many other countries put famous writers, poets, artists, and novelists on their banknotes.
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    The Business Quiz- TBQ

  • Tata Crucible 2014 Corporate Hyderabad Prelims

    thebusinessquiz
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Preliminary Round Questions: 1) Which business house from Hyderabad has successfully bid for Kochi ISL team along with Sachin Tendulkar? A) PVP 2) Her name in books is Miss ‘Petty’ Pettaval, in movies her name is Jane. Who? A) Money Penny 3) Playground equipment invented in 1920 by Sebastian Hinton? A) Jungle Gym For the rest of the Prelims questions, click here. We shall try and get the Finals questions soon. Other also read:BlogWho We AreTata Crucible QuizBrand Equity QuizTATA Crucible Quiz Corporate Hyderabad 2010
  • Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2014 Bhubaneswar Prelims & Finals

    thebusinessquiz
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    PRELIMINARY ROUNDS: Q1) It has been referred by BBC as “India’s largest museum” with 6000 pieces of Indian art forms from 8th century to 19th century. The area will surpass the number of visitors to the Louvre. What are we talking about that has been architecturally designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merill? A) T-2 Terminal of Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai Q2) Dial soap which originated in 1948 was originally an off shoot of Chicago based meat processor Armour & Company and was America’s first ______________ soap. Fill in the blank. A) Fragrance Soap Q3) Its various names…
  • Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2014 Schedule

    thebusinessquiz
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
                            For more visit http://tatacrucible.com/corporat/content/schedule_corp2014.html       Other also read:Brand Equity QuizContact UsTata Crucible 2012 Corporate QuizTata Crucible Campus Quiz 2011 -ScheduleTata Crucible Quiz
  • OfNoSi Newsletter #2

    thebusinessquiz
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hello! Welcome to the second edition of Of No Significance, TBQ’s newsletter. Without much ado, straight to the point. Here are some factoids. <Signup for our newsletter here> An 18th Century German, a Physics professor is the man behind standard paper sizes like A4. One of the oldest written records regarding the sqrt(2) aspect ratio for paper sizes is a letter that the physics professor Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (University of Göttingen, Germany, 1742-1799) wrote 1786-10-25 to Johann Beckmann. In it, Lichtenberg explains the practical and aesthetic advantages of the sqrt(2)…
  • OfNoSi Newsletter #1

    thebusinessquiz
    24 May 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Everything below is of no significance. Hello! Welcome to The Business Quiz’s newsletter — somethings that are absolutely of no significance. To subscribe: Go here. Volkart Brothers (of Voltas fame) used to do pepper and coffee business with Cochin, and Tellicherry. Business in Cochin temporarily came to an end after the Markar affair. In 1875 Georg G. Volkart, the son of Salomon Volkart, visited Cochin and decided ‘on doing what should have been done long before’, namely, as Ammann reported, on visiting ‘the Coast-ports and on seeing himself what the…
 
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  • Top 10 Well Deserved Executions

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Here are ten of most well-deserved executions in world history. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that these leaders were cruel, terrible human beings who gave no thought to the people they hurt.   10. Timothy McVeigh McVeigh committed one of the most disturbing acts of terrorism on U.S. soil in 1995. He detonated a truck full of explosives in front of a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 168 lives were taken, including over a dozen children who attended a daycare housed in the building. McVeigh was executed by lethal injection in Indiana on June 11, 2001. The…
  • Top 10 Most Addictive Facebook Games

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    There are many games, both single player and multi-player, on Facebook where you can invite one or friends to compete with you. You can challenge your friends, win awards, medals and a lot of other neat stuff. We are here to present to you a list of top 10 highly addictive games on Facebook.   10. Candy Crush Saga A colorful game of matching sweet candies and earn points. There are many levels inside. As you go on completing them, the next one comes out to be more difficult. You may need to unfreeze the boxes in a limited time period.   9. FarmVille One of the most popular games on…
  • Top 10 Countries With High Kidnapping Rates

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    The top 10 threat areas for kidnap for ransom have been identified in a new report published by crisis management assistance company red24. We’ve taken the report into consideration and done some research ourselves and have come up with our own top 10 list of countries where you are most likely to be kidnapped. 10. Colombia We start the list of the top ten countries where you are most likely to be kidnapped with Colombia. The U.S. government rates Haiti as “Critical” in the threat categories of Crime and Political Violence. Haiti is unique in the Caribbean for its relative lack of…
  • Top 10 Cruel Bizarre Curses

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Here are ten cruel, bizarre curses that have rocked this world and make superstitious people even more superstitious than they were before.   10. Blue Diamond Curse In the summer of 2012, the Queen of Thailand (Sirikit) suffered a stroke and has not been seen in public. Her husband, Bhumibol Adulyadeej, is the world’s longest serving head of state and the longest reigning monarch in Thai history; in power for 68 years. The circumstances surrounding her ill health are suspicious. Some conspiracy theorists argue that it was because of a curse that can be traced back to one of most…
  • Top 10 Hollywood Tragedies

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    These Hollywood legends were all born under a lucky star but unfortunately, fate was not as kind. They had it all but it was taken away from them much too soon.   10. Michael Jackson Who could ever forget Michael Jackson’s charm? He started his career at an early age when he became part of the Jackson 5, along with his brothers. The group saw a big success coming to them very fast, and then Jackson found a great success of his own when he released his debut album, “Off The Wall” in 1979. Then in 1984, he got his big break with the release of “Thriller” The best selling album as…
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