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  • Stress : Analyze the Problem

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Worrying about a problem reduces our ability to focus 100% of our attention on the task. One way to focus your attention is to answer the following questions. 1. What exactly is the problem? There is no sense in worrying about something if you do not know exactly what you are worrying about. Take some time to write down specifically what the problem is that you are trying to solve. 2. What caused the problem? Sometimes solving the immediate problem is not the correct solution because it does not fix the root causes. Try to determine if this problem was caused by something else. 3. What are…
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Question for April 18, 2014:What was the name of the Robertson children's dog in the 1963 film "55 Days at Peking"?Previous question and answer:What song written by Ashford and Simpson was issued as a single by the Fifth Dimension in 1968 and by the duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1970? A: "CALIFORNIA SOUL"
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Apr 19, 2014)

    Braingle's Teasers
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Simply Simple My first is simply a vegetable, delicious, round and green. My third and fourth are sound asleep, as plainly can be seen. My fifth is fifty, clear enough for any riddle-setter. Two of my second stacked on their sides will give my final letter. Now that my second has my parts, fit them together well. You see me now before your eyes; it's plain for all to tell. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Apr 19, 2014)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Proverbial Phrases and Sayings XI How well do you know some of the most often used proverbial phrases and sayings? I'll give you part of the phrase or saying; see if you can match up the missing portions. Good luck and have fun! Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Anathema

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    a-nath-e-ma noun :: A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed. noun :: An imprecation; a curse; a malediction. noun :: Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority. "...the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue" --Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Apr 19, 2014)

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Simply Simple My first is simply a vegetable, delicious, round and green. My third and fourth are sound asleep, as plainly can be seen. My fifth is fifty, clear enough for any riddle-setter. Two of my second stacked on their sides will give my final letter. Now that my second has my parts, fit them together well. You see me now before your eyes; it's plain for all to tell. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Apr 18, 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Back in Forth 20 Based on the clue in parentheses, find a four-letter word that can be inserted backwards into the blank to complete a longer word. Example: di____ve (a defeat) Answer: dissolve ("A defeat" gives you LOSS, which is placed backwards in the blank: di_SSOL_ve.) 1. ey____es (stood up) 2. li____er (open meshed fabrics) 3. r____ant (body part) 4. for____b (distance) Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes

  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Apr 19, 2014)

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Proverbial Phrases and Sayings XI How well do you know some of the most often used proverbial phrases and sayings? I'll give you part of the phrase or saying; see if you can match up the missing portions. Good luck and have fun! Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Daily Trivia Quiz for Apr 18, 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Stephen King Cameo Roles Credited with writing over 100 shows, movies, and mini-series, Stephen King has also taken on the role of actor. It is not uncommon to sit down to a filmed version of his work and see the writer somewhere. Can you match his cameo appearance with the movie/show/mini-series it can be seen in? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Anathema

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    a-nath-e-ma noun :: A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed. noun :: An imprecation; a curse; a malediction. noun :: Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority. "...the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue" --Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  • Creativity : True or False II

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    For each of the following statements, come up with at least two plausible reasons why they are true. Now, come up with at least two plausible reasons why they are false. This exercise will help you to see that issues often have different sides to them. 1. Guns are dangerous. 2. Traveling by airplane is safer than traveling by car. 3. Water causes brain damage. You can repeat this exercise by using any subjective statement that you can find.
  • Memory : Split-Brain Research

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In split-brain patients, the corpus callosum, which connects the left and right hemispheres of the cerebral cortex, has been surgical severed. This surgery is performed very rarely to help control severe epilepsy. By studying these patients, Dr. Roger Sperry made some remarkable discoveries about the human brain, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1981. What he found was that consciousness exists independently in the two different hemispheres and that the two sides can operated independently. The left side of the brain contains the speech center and can express itself verbally and…
  • Stress : Analyze the Problem

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Worrying about a problem reduces our ability to focus 100% of our attention on the task. One way to focus your attention is to answer the following questions. 1. What exactly is the problem? There is no sense in worrying about something if you do not know exactly what you are worrying about. Take some time to write down specifically what the problem is that you are trying to solve. 2. What caused the problem? Sometimes solving the immediate problem is not the correct solution because it does not fix the root causes. Try to determine if this problem was caused by something else. 3. What are…
 
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    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles

  • BB02 GROUPIE CHALLENGE #01

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If one were seeking three-word common phrases (such as "live and learn") where there are two "front-back" words (such as "live", "learn") and one "mid" word (such as "and"), what would be truly rare about what is shared by the following group of words? all, back, day, neck, time Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Po Folk

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What common phrase is suggested by the two words below? do out Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Haven't We Been Here Before?

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What phrase does the following represent? circlecirclecircle circleciOrclecirc lecGirclecircIlec irclecirclecirclec ircleGcirclNecir clecirclecircleoo Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Delete a Letter 20

    12 Apr 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) one who serves food in a restaurant (6 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) the degree of transparency and luster of a precious stone 2) a sudden jerk or shake (4 letters) & (delete 3rd letter) to write briefly or hastily 3) a factory building (5 letters) & (delete 4th letter) a small piece of ground 4) unstained (5 letters) & (delete 3rd…
  • Words With AT

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Five words that contain AT 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? AT****, *AT***, **AT**, ***AT*, ****AT Pool: C, C, E, E, F, G, H, H, H, I, M, M, N, O, O, O, R, S, U, W Check Braingle.com for the answer.
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    Braingle's Newest Trivia Quizzes

  • Diablo III

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This quiz is about a RPG game by Blizzard developers. How much do you know? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • A-C: Harry Potter Spells

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    How well do you know your Harry Potter? There are many spells in the Harry Potter world. But just how many do you know? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
 
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Question for April 18, 2014:What was the name of the Robertson children's dog in the 1963 film "55 Days at Peking"?Previous question and answer:What song written by Ashford and Simpson was issued as a single by the Fifth Dimension in 1968 and by the duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1970? A: "CALIFORNIA SOUL"
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    Question for April 17, 2014:What song written by Ashford and Simpson was issued as a single by the Fifth Dimension in 1968 and by the duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1970? Previous question and answer:Laurence Olivier, Tony Randall, and Cary Grant, in interviews with Gene Shalit, all named who as their favorite actor?A: MICKEY ROONEY
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Question for April 11, 2014:Laurence Olivier, Tony Randall, and Cary Grant, in interviews with Gene Shalit, all named who as their favorite actor?Previous question and answer:Who directed the notorious public service commercial for the American Cancer Society that showed an in utero fetus smoking a cigarette?A: DAVID FINCHER
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Question for April 10, 2014:Who directed the notorious public service commercial for the American Cancer Society that showed an in utero fetus smoking a cigarette?Previous question and answer:Who performed "I Need a Dollar," the theme song for the HBO series "How to Make It In America"?A: ALOE BLACC
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Question for April 9, 2014:Who performed "I Need a Dollar," the theme song for the HBO series "How to Make It In America"?Previous question and answer:Whether you know her as Rags, as Toto, or as Terry, our favorite trivial terrier appeared with Mickey Rooney in what movie?A:  "STABLEMATES"
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  • Wordplay Wednesday

    Ken Jennings
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Been traveling for the last couple weeks, so the blog has been dark. Sorry for the inexcusable lapse. This week has been so crazy that Tuesday Trivia was even a few hours later, which never happens. Get it together, Jennings. This one is fun. “Girlfriend in a Coma” is one of my all-time favorite songs. By changing the first letter in the title–the ‘G’–into the last letter–another ‘a’–and anagramming the result, you can get the title of another classic rock song, this one with a two-word title. What is that hit, which I am 110% sure…
  • Terra incognita

    Ken Jennings
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    (This is something I wrote for the launch of the first two Junior Genius Guides that we never ended up using. The first two are available now, and “Presidents” comes out in a month!) A couple years ago, I wrote a book about geography nerds, called Maphead. From what I can tell, the book elicited two very different responses from readers. A small but vocal minority would send me mail or seek me out in public to tell me how happy they were to read about other weirdos like me who read maps for pleasure. These reactions usually ended with the sentence, “I thought I was the only…
  • ¡No metas el tenedor en la tostadora. Te electrocutarás!

    Ken Jennings
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:20 pm
    I don’t think I ever posted the cool Spanish cover for Because I Said So!, copies of which I got in the mail a few months ago. It’s called Manual para Padres Quisquillosos–literally, “Manual for Fastidious Parents.” Or Guide for the Persnickety, I guess, in honor of another great thinker who published in Spain. I never thought this book would make it in foreign markets, because parental harangues and superstitions seem to be so culture-specific. Apparently, they’re more universal than I thought. Ariel, my Spanish publisher, only had to cut a handful of…
  • We recommend

    Ken Jennings
    21 Mar 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Stan Newman and Eric Berlin both sent me copies of a new Penny Press magazine called Will Shortz’s Word Play. Edited (at least in part) by the famed New York Times/NPR puzzle guru, Word Play seems to hearken back to old school “Pencilwise” material from pre-decline Games magazine: specialty word puzzles from top creators. No vanilla crosswords, but plenty of other grid-based stuff and other novelty puzzles. There are a few non-word games (nonograms, some spatial/maze/sudoku stuff) but for the most part it’s word stuff by big names (Patrick Berry, Brendan Emmett…
  • Forrest and Forest

    Ken Jennings
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Do you live in the great city of Seattle or surrounding environs? If so, take note of the following events. This Thursday, March 20, I’m participating in “Film Court” at Central Cinema. Specifically, I am prosecuting Forrest Gump for crimes against humanity. It’s time to end the suffering. Local funny guy Doug Willott will be defending this travesty of an embarrassment of a movie for reasons known only to him. Should be a good time. Show starts at 8pm. Buy your tickets now and join the jury. Stupid is as stupid does, and I intend to prove it. Then the next night,…
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    Mental Floss

  • 12 Directors Who Hated Their Own Movies

    Rudie Obias
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Just because a director works on a movie for years doesn’t mean they'll like the end product.
  • 15 Things We Miss About Old-School Gaming

    Daniel Bettridge
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Let's take a nostalgic glance back at what we miss most about the good old days.
  • Five Absinthe Myths, Debunked

    Clair McLafferty
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Scared to meet the Green Fairy after a pour of absinthe? Don’t be. Though absinthe is the subject of many nicknames and stories, it’s essentially just an aromatic, high-proof alcohol that has been redistilled with plants and herbs including anise, common wormwood, and fennel. With a little help from research scientist and absinthe expert Ted Breaux, we’ve compiled the five biggest myths about absinthe – and why they aren’t true. 1. Absinthe is hallucinogenic. Despite the hype from Hollywood and some brands’ marketing campaigns, absinthe isn’t hallucinogenic. This misconception…
  • 18 Awesome Facts About Giant Isopods

    Erin McCarthy
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Here are a few things we know about these Internet-beloved creatures.
  • Some Birds Benefit From Having Parasites

    Matt Soniak
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cuckoos are some of nature’s most practiced—and successful—con artists. Many species from this large family of birds are brood parasites. They lay their eggs in the nests of other birds and outsource the raising of their chicks to these foster parents, whose own babies are often murdered by the new arrivals. Even when the cuckoo doesn’t defenestrate its adoptive siblings, it usually outcompetes them for food and parental care. So they're typically lousy house guests—but scientists now think that hosting a murderous freeloader might have some benefits, too.  Because of the costs of…
 
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    The Business Quiz- TBQ

  • The evolution of the Congress’ election symbol after independence.

    thebusinessquiz
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Other also read:Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014_Hubli Prelims
  • General Elections Quiz #1

    thebusinessquiz
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    [Mail us your answers: mail@thebusinessquiz.com] Buy TBQ Classic Archives! 3000 questions. Rs. 6000 only. Game? mail@thebusinessquiz.com 1) What was once called by Sukumar Sen as “curious senseless relic of the past”? 2) Sitter. Identify this movie, and why is this a question in this quiz?  3) Among the innovative ideas implemented during the 1951 General Elections were the use of indelible ink, the use of multiple ballot boxes, one for each party — voters were supposed to drop their paper into the ballot box of their choice. Something else was a real stroke of genius — a…
  • Indelible Ink — Eleven Facts Every Indian Should Know

    thebusinessquiz
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    1) The indelible ink that’s used in our elections was developed by National Physical Laboratories, Delhi in 1962, and has been in use since the 1962 Lok Sabha elections. 2) Though formulated by National Physical Laboratories, Delhi, the manufacture of this indelible ink is licensed to, and carried out by Mysore Paints and Varnish Ltd, a company founded company founded by Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1937. The company is now owned by the Karnataka government. Source: Livemint 3) The company specializes in manufacturing quality indelible ink in association with the Election Commission, the…
  • Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014_Hubli Prelims

    thebusinessquiz
    24 Feb 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014_Hubli Prelims Courtesy: Ketan Naik 1. It was founded by Harry Pickup. Name this famous cleaning brand: Harpic 2.The founder was DR burman and was founded in kolkata. Name this brand: Dabur 3.Named after strepto bacillum bacteria,this brand is used in sore throat cure.: Streptsils 4.This mosquito repellent got name from dead one in german : Mortein 5.logo of search engine: bing 6.visual of famous doll after barbie : Mrs kitten?? 7.Book visual written on famous leather product brand.:Gucci 8.Telegraph service was provided by whom?: Indian postal service 9. Which…
  • RIP: Kalanthan Koya, the creator of Sharjah Shake

    thebusinessquiz
    15 Oct 2013 | 12:06 am
    48 years ago when Kalanthan Koya opened Ameen Juice Shop at Moideen Mosque Jn, Calicut, it was probably Calicut’s first juice shop. He opened KPK Fruit and Cool Bar in Mananchira in 1980, and later opened shops at Kidson Corner and Stadium Jn. KPK Fruit and Cool Bar came up with a juice made of ‘Njaalipoovan’ banana, frozen milk and sugar — the first customers were a set of guys watching Sharjah Cup in a shop next door. When asked the juice’s name, he just cooked up a name and said, “Sharjah Shake”. The name stuck! As they say, the rest is history.
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