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  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Sep 18, 2014)

    Braingle's Teasers
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Riddle Me Not I can be huge. Or unusually small. Kids use me daily. Makes tales that are tall. I can be real. Or just a nice dream. If you just use this thing. Real - anything could seem. I could be a monster. Or an invention of times. You can use me to think of ideas. Or plot out huge crimes. Without me, you're dull. Just don't even try. I just have one more thing left. Do you know who am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Sep 18, 2014)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Stories of Stephen King - The Basics An acknowledged master storyteller, Stephen King's work has been in print and film form since 1976. Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Creativity : Other Perspectives

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    People tend to quickly classify a situation, which causes them to think and respond in predictable ways. A creative thinker will think about situations from different perspectives. Try this group exercise to get people thinking about things in different ways. 1. Pass out three cards to everyone in the group and ask them to write down a different problem statement on each card. 2. Shuffle the cards and pass out two cards to each person, putting the remainder in the middle of the table. If anyone gets his own card or one he dislikes, he should exchange it for a new one from the pile in the…
  • Note the Connection

    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One word in group 'B' fits in group 'A' all sharing the same commonality. What is the word? GROUP A: America Kiss Oasis Queen Traffic Rush Yes Group B: Copier Heart Button Certificate Tell Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Question for September 18, 2014:What “24” character framed Adam Morgan, the husband of CIA field operative Kate Morgan, for selling government information to the Chinese? Previous question and answer:Best known as a quarterback, what NFL player once caught four interceptions in a single game, and led the NFL in punting for four seasons?A: SAMMY BAUGH
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    Braingle's Teasers

  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Sep 18, 2014)

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Riddle Me Not I can be huge. Or unusually small. Kids use me daily. Makes tales that are tall. I can be real. Or just a nice dream. If you just use this thing. Real - anything could seem. I could be a monster. Or an invention of times. You can use me to think of ideas. Or plot out huge crimes. Without me, you're dull. Just don't even try. I just have one more thing left. Do you know who am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Sep 17, 2014

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Beethoven's Teaser Beethoven was a lover of teasers of all kinds, and often submitted the following to his friends. What word can be created when following these directions? 1) Start at D. 2) Go up Eight. 3) Go down Eleven. 4) Go up Five. What word is it? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Creativity : Other Perspectives

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    People tend to quickly classify a situation, which causes them to think and respond in predictable ways. A creative thinker will think about situations from different perspectives. Try this group exercise to get people thinking about things in different ways. 1. Pass out three cards to everyone in the group and ask them to write down a different problem statement on each card. 2. Shuffle the cards and pass out two cards to each person, putting the remainder in the middle of the table. If anyone gets his own card or one he dislikes, he should exchange it for a new one from the pile in the…
  • Memory : Memory Consolidation

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The reason that people need to sleep remains mostly a mystery, but many scientists believe that memory consolidation is part of it. Memory consolidation is the process by which recent memories are strengthened into long term memories. It is believed that memories are stored in the hippocampus for a short time, and that they are transferred to the cortex as part of consolidation. An important thing to take away from this is that sleep reinforces learning. If you sleep after learning some material, you will remember it better than if you did not sleep. Thus, it is not advisable to study and…
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Idolatrize

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    i-dol-a-trize verb :: Admires intensely and often blindly. "The movie star enjoyed all the fans that idolatrized him."
 
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    Braingle's Newest Brain Teasers and Riddles

  • Note the Connection

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One word in group 'B' fits in group 'A' all sharing the same commonality. What is the word? GROUP A: America Kiss Oasis Queen Traffic Rush Yes Group B: Copier Heart Button Certificate Tell Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Words With LG

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Five words that contain LG 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? *LG**, **LG*, **LG**, **LG***, ****LG* Pool: A, A, A, B, D, E, E, E, I, I, I, I, M, N, P, R, R, U, U, V Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • What Am I? #1

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I'm on the tip of your tongue. I can't be tasted nor chewed. I may be noisy, I may be rude And yet I still may be shrewd. What am I? Check Braingle.com for the answer.
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Question for September 18, 2014:What “24” character framed Adam Morgan, the husband of CIA field operative Kate Morgan, for selling government information to the Chinese? Previous question and answer:Best known as a quarterback, what NFL player once caught four interceptions in a single game, and led the NFL in punting for four seasons?A: SAMMY BAUGH
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Question for September 17, 2014:Best known as a quarterback, what NFL player once caught four interceptions in a single game, and led the NFL in punting for four seasons?Previous question and answer:What action figure was taken into space by John Glenn on his 1998 space shuttle mission?A: MAJOR MATT MASON
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Question for September 16, 2014:What action figure was taken into space by John Glenn on his 1998 space shuttle mission?Previous question and answer:What actor has appeared in more James Bond movies than any other actor?A: DESMOND LLEWELYN played Q in 17 Bond movies.
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Question for September 15, 2014:What actor has appeared in more James Bond movies than any other actor?Previous question and answer:Who composed poetry during his daily walk to work at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co.? A: WALLACE STEVENS
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Question for September 12, 2014:Who composed poetry during his daily walk to work at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co.? Previous question and answer:Which character in the "Pearls Before Swine" comic strip was sent to a "comics reeducation camp" by the comics police to learn how to be properly cute?A: RAT
 
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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

  • The Time Abraham Lincoln and a Political Rival Almost Dueled on an Island

    Julia Davis
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    On September 22, 1842, the Mississippi River levee in Alton, Illinois, was crammed full of spectators awaiting the results of a highly anticipated duel -- a smackdown between Abraham Lincoln and political rival James Shields.
  • Brain Game: And June

    Sandy Wood
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    I'm taking a long weekend, so this entry combines mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday with the Free-for-All Friday challenge. Enjoy this open-ended challenge: Give ONE example of an English word that ends with the letter sequence "WARD." EXAMPLES:  WESTWARD, AWKWARD Please add your single entry to our comment list below, and have a great weekend!
  • 11 Rules From an Actual Pirate Code

    Mark Mancini
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Some might seem remarkably progressive to modern readers, while others definitely won’t.
  • Good, Honest Football: Re-Watching the XFL

    Nick Greene
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    It's difficult to peruse the laundry list of things the NFL has done wrong recently without coming to the conclusion that we are witnessing the league's nadir. Their treatment of retired and ailing players, the mounting evidence of their willful ignorance towards the effects of concussions, their begrudging and scattershot reactions to cases of domestic violence—these things aren't merely blips, but rather representative of a pattern of behavior. Amazingly, there was a time when the NFL was perceived to be so staid and honorable that NBC Universal and WWE magnate Vince McMahon paired up to…
  • Why Are Party Cups Red?

    Roger Cormier
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    You have enjoyed a liquid or two out of them (don't lie), but why are they red?
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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:Tata Crucible QuizBrand Equity QuizTATA Crucible Quiz Corporate Hyderabad 2010Tata Crucible Corporate 2013 Prelims and Finals HyderabadTata Crucible 2011 Corporate…
  • 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:Tata 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 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…
  • Top 10 Top Secret Prisons Operated by the United States

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    I am always on the lookout to curate good, juicy content and to post it on the MixTopTen. Of course, we give full credit to the owner, Educating Humanity, for making us aware of all these secret prisons. I also did some research of my own and came up with another two prisons that were operated by the United States…Read further to learn about the 10 top secret prisons operated by the United States: Make no mistake: The Pentagon’s got plenty of secrets you probably don’t even want to know about. But there are at least a handful they likely wish had stayed a bit more covert.
  • Top 10 Top Secret Documents Every American Deserves To See

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    I came across the site AllGov.com and believe that these details are worth mentioning, curating, and sharing on MixTopTen.com. As this is a top 10 lists site, I had to cut the article short by one point. Please know that these views are not representative of the admin of this website. The website is into conspiracy theories and these theories are quite juicy to read. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the ten top secret documents every American deserves to see: Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons…
  • Top Ten Best Film Directors of All Time

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    I made this top ten list about a month, but I was looking back and I’m not ashamed to say this, but I was not satisfied with the selection. So I’ve re-watched some movies, watched some new ones, re-evaluated my thoughts and I’ve decided to change around this top ten list of best film directors of all time. I removed a few and added ones I felt deserved mention for their work in the 21st century. So let’s begin to pay homage to the ten best movie directors of all time.   10. Christopher Nolan He may be a fairly new director, but he deserves mentioning for revamping the Batman…
  • Top 10 Coldest Countries in the World

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    We all like to snuggle up beside the fireplace during the cold winter, but the climates of these top ten coldest countries in the world are unbearable. Even when the sun is out, it is dull and keeps the citizens freezing through the years!   10. Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia, strategically located between China and Russia. The average temperature in Mongolia is less than 0 degrees Celsius during the winter season and a little above freezing point from April to October. The first two months of the years are particularly cold and the temperature can go as low as…
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