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    feldman
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Don't forget the love! [Thanks to John DiBartolo]...
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Nov 01, 2014)

    Braingle's Teasers
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Word Fusion 14 Each statement describes two words that when fused together create an unrelated word. The clues do not necessarily indicate the order of the two words. The pronunciation of the new word is not necessarily the same as the individual words. Example: This is the oldness of a tablet (pill + age = pillage). 1) This is the loud and wild talk of a mongrel dog. 2) This is hair from a gymnastics surface. 3) This is only frozen water. 4) This piece of lumber is made of stellar material. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Nov 01, 2014)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Before They Were Movies- Song Edition II Can you name these movies whose titles were based on songs? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Loquacious

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    lo-qua-cious adjective :: Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous. Apt to blab and disclose secrets. "Just then my mother came in, and created a diversion in my favour by her loquacious and animated welcome of the reverend guest." --Bronte, Anne
  • Be Satisfied !!

    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    af=good lo=good _ _=not as good Check Braingle.com for the answer.
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  • How To Make Ceviche

    feldman
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Don't forget the love! [Thanks to John DiBartolo]...
  • God Only Knows

    feldman
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    [Thanks to Maggie Wittenburg]...
  • David Letterman: Game Show Host

    feldman
    21 Jun 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Mark Evanier, major domo at the estimable blog, News from Me, recently posted a wonderful link to an interview with a very young David Letterman, in which Letterman alludes to hosting a game show: http://www.newsfromme.com/2014/06/19/todays-video-link-1720/ As it so happens,the game...
  • Does Refrigeration Really Ruin Bread?

    feldman
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:22 am
    Daniel Gritzer, at Serious Eats, has done the research, and here it is....
  • Do Penguins Have Knees?

    feldman
    27 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The New England Aquarium is a little late to the fair, but the photos are cool....
 
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Nov 01, 2014)

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Word Fusion 14 Each statement describes two words that when fused together create an unrelated word. The clues do not necessarily indicate the order of the two words. The pronunciation of the new word is not necessarily the same as the individual words. Example: This is the oldness of a tablet (pill + age = pillage). 1) This is the loud and wild talk of a mongrel dog. 2) This is hair from a gymnastics surface. 3) This is only frozen water. 4) This piece of lumber is made of stellar material. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Oct 31, 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Good or Bad? Most people by now have me Many people have paid much to get rid of me And many of the same have paid to get me I am constantly in your business and sometimes make things very easy Other times I am a pest and ruin most things I touch What am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Loquacious

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    lo-qua-cious adjective :: Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous. Apt to blab and disclose secrets. "Just then my mother came in, and created a diversion in my favour by her loquacious and animated welcome of the reverend guest." --Bronte, Anne
  • Memory : Eyewitness Memory

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Eyewitnesses have notoriously bad memories. Many studies have been conducted where a group of people watch a simulated crime and are then asked to describe the details of the event. It is very rare for the criminal to be described accurately. Perhaps this is because people always have a difficult time describing a face, even if it is right in front of them. Faces do not have features that can be easily articulated with vocabulary that we posses. How would you describe your own nose to someone over the phone? Police use artists and kits full of different face parts to help witnesses piece…
  • Stress : Types of Stress

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There are four types of Stress that can impact our lives. Not all of them are bad. In fact, some stress is good for us. Good stress gets us out of bed in the morning and motivates us to excel. Eustress Eustress is a good type of stress. This is what you feel when you are watching a suspenseful movie, riding a rollercoaster or about to finish running a marathon. Eustress helps motivate us to finish projects that we are excited about and contributes positively to a creative mindset. Distress Distress refers to frustrations, unresolved anger, or fear. It causes anxiety and mental suffering. This…
  • Creativity : Dream Journal

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One of the first steps for preparing to have lucid dreams is to start keeping a dream journal. Any time that you remember a dream, write it down in your journal. Even if it's just a fragment of a dream or a lingering feeling, write it down. The journal will help you notice what your dreams are like. You will probably find that certain things reoccur in your dreams on a regular basis. These things are called "dreamsigns" and with practice you can learn to recognize dreamsigns while in a dream and then become lucid. Most people remember very few dreams. In fact, it's quite possible that you…
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    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles

  • Be Satisfied !!

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    af=good lo=good _ _=not as good Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Routine Journey

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    You won't want to deal with me Without having privacy Just one size of me fits all I am there to take the fall If it's an emergency You can make a run for me Whether a stroll or a dash At the end you'll make a splash Be your stay prolonged or brief I enable your relief What am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Anagram Dictionary

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    You are given five words and five definitions. Each of the words can be anagrammed into a two word phrase that fits one of the definitions. Your task is to assign each definition to its corresponding word. Example - cobalt: to hit a feline in a high arc (cat lob) Words: chameleon, medium, physical, president, tungsten Definitions: a boat constructed of thick mud-like soil a cozy canvas shelter a device for trapping tarantulas a not too bright bird a tidy house Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Europe

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Including Russia and Turkey, there are 47 countries in Europe. If all the countries with yellow on their flag leave the European Union, how many countries are there in Europe now? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Liquid at Room Temperature

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What is a liquid at room temperature in its original state but solidifies when heated? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Question for October 31, 2014:What Wham-O toy was promoted as “the most powerful force in the universe – the strangest power ever known”? Previous question and answer:What was the name of the company started by Reginald Perrin that sold completely useless items and was an unexpected success?A: GROT
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Question for October 30, 2014:What was the name of the company started by Reginald Perrin that sold completely useless items and was an unexpected success?Previous question and answer:Whose TV wedding drew an audience of 52 million viewers in 1974? A: RHODA MORGENSTERN AND JOE GERARD on "Rhoda"
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Question for October 29, 2014:Whose TV wedding drew an audience of 52 million viewers in 1974? Previous question and answer:What top ten hit from 1962 featured a wailing Dion and a kazoo solo? A:  "LITTLE DIANE"
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    Question for October 28, 2014:What top ten hit from 1962 featured a wailing Dion and a kazoo solo? Previous question and answer:The poster for what movie showed Amanda Bynes making a peace sign while flanked by two British royal guards? A:  "WHAT A GIRL WANTS"
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Question for October 27, 2014:The poster for what movie showed Amanda Bynes making a peace sign while flanked by two British royal guards? Previous question and answer:What jazz musician ran a write-in campaign for President in 1972, promising that, if elected, he would appoint Muhammad Ali as the Secretary of State? A:  DIZZY GILLESPIE
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  • Wordplay Wednesday: unlikely cohabitation edition

    Ken Jennings
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    We used to do more picture puzzles on this blog. BRINGING IT BACK. Here are nine people you may or may not recognize. The question is: based on what they all have in common, you might not be surprised to learn that all these people in fact live together in the same house. What kind of house would that be?
  • 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…
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    Mental Floss

  • 11 Patron Saints for Your Modern-Day Calamities

    Stacy Conradt
    1 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    There are plenty of saints that cater to modern-day issues if you know where to look.
  • 7 Lifehacks to Boost Your Productivity

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Who knew that sleeping, reading and even walking can be made more efficient with the help of these convenient lifehacks? 1. Walk Faster If you want to get places quicker, you can get a little spring in your step by adjusting your arms. According to race-walking coaches, keeping your arms bent at a right angle (90 degrees) forces you to quicken your gait and move faster. Race walkers also thrust off their toes at the back of their step to get extra oomph in their gait. 2. Keep Your Naps Short Power napping is an easy way for busy people to reclaim their midday energy. But you don’t want to…
  • Halloween Photos of the mental_floss Staff

    Jason English
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    I asked my co-workers to send me photos from Halloweens past. Here's how various members of the mental_floss team (or their kids and dogs) dressed up. Happy Halloween, everybody! Mangesh Hattikudur, co-founder/chief creative officer Rebecca O'Connell, staff writer Hannah Keyser, staff writer Erin McCarthy, managing editor Lucy Quintanilla, associate art director Abbey Stone, staff editor Stacy Conradt, writer (That's her daughter at left.) Mark Mancini, writer (Life imitates old Halloween photos. Mark's written dozens of articles on dinosaurs. Caitlin Schneider, editorial fellow Chris…
  • 13 Creepy, Kooky Facts About 'The Addams Family'

    Roger Cormier
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    A lot of bad karma seemed to envelop the crew of 'The Addams Family' during filming. The Addams' probably would have found it funny.
  • A Brief History of Real Life “Werewolves”

    Matt Soniak
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In 1852, a man was admitted to the Asile d’Aliénés de Maréville, an asylum in France, claiming that his body had gone through a strange transformation. Though he appeared to be physically normal, he told his doctors that he had cloven feet and sharp fangs, and that his body was covered in long hair. He was convinced that he had turned into a wolf, and asked the doctors to put him on a diet of raw meat. The staff obliged him, but he refused to eat what he’d been given because it wasn’t “rotten enough.” He later asked the doctors to end his torment by taking him into the forest and…
 
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    Crosswords

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    7 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
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    31 Dec 2009 | 1:03 am
    Click on the clue picture for larger-sized text. © Anindita BasuPosted in Themed Tagged: technical writing
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    27 Nov 2008 | 5:46 am
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    The Business Quiz - TBQ

  • Tata Crucible Corporate 2014 Nagpur Prelims

    thebusinessquiz
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Click here for more. 11) Founded in Bangladesh by Radhyashyam Roy in 1932, along with KK Chatterjee. Identity this emerging insurance group in India. A) Peerless Insurance 12) X originated in South Africa as the oil of X. Graham Wulff, an ex Unilever chemist from Durban started it in 1949. The name ‘Oil of X‘ was chosen by Wulff as a spin on the word Lanolin as a key ingredient in the item. Which beauty product? A) Olay 13) The first of its kind was established at Shannon Airport in Ireland by Brendan O’Regan in 1947. A) Duty Free Shops The post Tata Crucible Corporate 2014 Nagpur…
  • Tata Crucible 2014 Corporate Chandigarh Prelims Finals

    thebusinessquiz
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Prelims Finals 1) The founder of a famous brand said this about what, ‘This is a fresh animal, shy, vivacious, jumping. First it smells you, then it escapes, then it comes back, and you feel like caressing it, playing with it.’? A) Playboy Bunny by Hugh Hufner 2) Identify the advert of which country to promote tourism? A) Romania The post Tata Crucible 2014 Corporate Chandigarh Prelims Finals appeared first on The Business Quiz - TBQ.
  • Tata Crucible Corporate 2014 Chennai Prelims and Finals

    thebusinessquiz
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Prelims: Here Finals: Here 5. [Bronze] He is claimed to have developed the first practical fountain pen, Ornoto in 1881, and is now in an altogether different line of work. Who? A. De La Rue 6. [Bronze] Vodafone in 2009 received the first PETA India Glitter Box Award. Why? A. For using the ‘ZooZoo’ creatives and stopping the use of the pug dog (seen in the Hutch ads). 7. [Bronze] In 1813 was one of the first recorded descriptions of sailors’ uniforms by Commodore Stephen Decatur. What specific item? A. Bell bottoms The post Tata Crucible Corporate 2014 Chennai Prelims and Finals…
  • Tata Crucible Corporate 2014 Vizag Prelims

    thebusinessquiz
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    1) “How pleasant a world would be in which no man was allowed to operate on the Stock Exchange unless he could pass and examination in economics and Greek poetry, and in which politicians were obliged to have a competent knowledge of history and modern novels.” Is the quote by? A. Bertrand Russell in Praise of Idleness and Other Essays 2) Which is the official magazine of the English football club Manchester United; issues are published every four weeks, resulting in 13 issues per year. The editor is Ian McLeish, who became editor-in-chief for the February 2006 issue, after the title was…
  • Tata Crucible 2014 Corporate Gurgaon Prelims and Finals

    thebusinessquiz
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Q1) Charles Revson of Revlon found inspiration into the idea of segmentation of markets through the practices of an automobile giant. Which enterprise? A) General Motors Q2) FITB: Hutber’s law states that _____________ means deterioration.   Continuous _____ means. A) Improvement. Q3) Patricia Campbell, grand daughter of a newspaper magnate? A)William Randolph Hearst For more prelims, click here. For finals, click here. The post Tata Crucible 2014 Corporate Gurgaon Prelims and Finals appeared first on The Business Quiz - TBQ.
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    Mix Top Ten Lists

  • Top 10 Great Ways to Survive Without Internet

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The Internet is a global network connecting millions of computers. More than 100 countries are linked into exchanges of data, news and opinions. It has been one of the most influential works of technology ever created. It has changed our lives in so many ways and in some that we can’t even imagine. We often fail to remember that we can actually still survive without the Internet with us. Here are top 10 ways to do so.   10. Appreciate Being Offline We begin the list with the most obvious reason: to appreciate being offline. You can’t truly be happy if you don’t appreciate the life…
  • Top 10 Most Striking Statues

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    A statue can be defined as a a carved or cast figure of a person or animal. Here are ten of the most striking, bizarre statues that have been erected around the world. These statues are so out of this world that you will scratch your head thinking “what was the purpose”. Tell us what you think about our selection by commenting in our forum section of this page.   10. Child Eater Made By: Hans Gieng Location: Bern, Switzerland Nobody knows why this creepy-looking statute was commissioned back in 1546. There are a couple of theories about its origins. The first is that the…
  • Top 10 Scenic Roads To Mark Down On Your Bucket List

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Some streets in the world are downright terrifying while the rest are scenic and simply amazing to look at and drive through. If you ever get the chance, take a drive on one of these top 10 scenic roads and mark them down on your bucket list.   10. Gravity Hills Gravity hills can be seen in many parts of the world. Those who have been on such streets will know that if you park your vehicle at its foot, an illusion will be created and you believe that the car or bike is actually going up the hill! One of my favorite routes is the the “Magnet Hill”, which is located on the…
  • Top 10 Best NHL Players Today

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Here are the ten best NHL hockey players on the ice today. There were a lot to choose from; however, this list relied mostly on the players who had the most potential and who will lead their team well in the 2014-15 season.   10. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild He is NHL’s best defenseman and is blessed with an all-around game and tremendous fitness. It’s not a shock that he once led the NHL in time-on-ice at nearly 30 minutes a game. On January 1, 2010, Suter was selected for the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He was one of the team’s alternate captains. Unfortunately,…
  • Top 10 Solo Artists with Most Facebook Likes

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Wondering who is leading the charts on Facebook with the most Facebook likes? MixTopTen.com has the scoop and this article examines the ten solo artists with the most Facebook likes. Interestingly enough, two of them are dead. One of them has been dead way before Facebook was ever invented.   10. Bob Marley This Reggae star arrives at no. 10 with 56,065,466 likes on Facebook. The singer achieved international fame and acclaim after his death in 1981 from cancer. Since his death, Marley has become a global symbol and is ranked amongst the most popular and misunderstood figures in modern…
 
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