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    Imponderables
    feldman
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Don't forget the love! [Thanks to John DiBartolo]...
  • Today's Daily Brain Teaser (Oct 25, 2014)

    Braingle's Teasers
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ex Words The following are clues to words that start with "EX-", but the clues do not refer to the words themselves. They refer to the two words formed when the word is split after the word "EX". For example, "Ships don't dock there any more" would result in the word "EXPORT (EX PORT)". Can you get all five words? 1. They don't publish the news any more. 2. Money that isn't worth anything any more. 3. It's not boring any more. 4. It's not used to sleep in any more. 5. It's no longer at the end of the line. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Today's Daily Trivia Quiz (Oct 25, 2014)

    Braingle's Trivia Quizzes
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    "The Old Rugged Cross" How well do you know this classic hymn? Take the Quiz at Braingle.com
  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Vitiate

    Braingle's Mentalrobics
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    vi-ti-ate verb :: To make faulty or defective. To impair the quality. "An error could be so serious as to vitiate the entire report."
  • Friday Trivia

    Ray's Question of the Day
    Ray Hamel
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Question for October 24, 2014: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? Previous question and answer:Who arranged the public reunion of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis during the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in 1976? A:  FRANK SINATRA
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    Imponderables

  • 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 (Oct 25, 2014)

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ex Words The following are clues to words that start with "EX-", but the clues do not refer to the words themselves. They refer to the two words formed when the word is split after the word "EX". For example, "Ships don't dock there any more" would result in the word "EXPORT (EX PORT)". Can you get all five words? 1. They don't publish the news any more. 2. Money that isn't worth anything any more. 3. It's not boring any more. 4. It's not used to sleep in any more. 5. It's no longer at the end of the line. Check Braingle.com for the answer.
  • Daily Brain Teaser for Oct 24, 2014

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    EILN PU What phrase is represented below? EILN PU Check Braingle.com for the answer.
 
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    Braingle's Mentalrobics

  • Vocabulary : Word of the Day : Vitiate

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    vi-ti-ate verb :: To make faulty or defective. To impair the quality. "An error could be so serious as to vitiate the entire report."
  • Creativity : Mental Texture

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Close your eyes and try to recreate the following textures. This exercise helps improve your ability to form concrete visualizations from memory, which is one characteristic of creative people. 1. A tennis ball 2. Sand 3. Concrete 4. Silk How well did you do at recreating the texture? How long did it take? Rank your recreation on a scale of 1-10 for how close it was to reality. Try to do better each time you practice this exercise.
  • Memory : Loci System Effectiveness

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Loci Mnemonic System works very well for memorizing lists. Lists are difficult to memorize because the items usually have no relation to each other and have no context to anything else that might help you remember them. The loci system helps because it changes the task from recall to aided recall by using paired associate learning. The loci locations, which you cannot forget, act as an aid to the items that you can forget. Another advantage of the loci system is that forgetting one item in the list does not affect your ability to recall the remaining items. This is a problem that the…
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    Ray's Question of the Day

  • Friday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Question for October 24, 2014: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? Previous question and answer:Who arranged the public reunion of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis during the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in 1976? A:  FRANK SINATRA
  • Thursday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    Question for October 23, 2014:Who arranged the public reunion of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis during the Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in 1976? Previous question and answer:What was the nickname of Dr. Bob Hartley's old college buddy, Cliff Murdock, on "The Bob Newhart Show"?A:  THE PEEPER
  • Wednesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Question for October 22, 2014:What was the nickname of Dr. Bob Hartley's old college buddy, Cliff Murdock, on "The Bob Newhart Show"?Previous question and answer:What TV producer worked as a writer for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis on the TV show "The Colgate Comedy Hour"?A:  NORMAN LEAR or DANNY ARNOLD
  • Tuesday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Question for October 21, 2014:What TV producer worked as a writer for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis on the TV show "The Colgate Comedy Hour"?Previous question and answer:The Cowsills version of "Hair" was kept out of the #1 spot on the Billboard chart in 1969 by another song from the same musical recorded by what other group?A:  THE 5TH DIMENSION with "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In"
  • Monday Trivia

    Ray Hamel
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Question for October 20, 2014:The Cowsills version of "Hair" was kept out of the #1 spot on the Billboard chart in 1969 by another song from the same musical recorded by what other group?Previous question and answer:What astronaut smuggled a harmonica aboard a NASA flight?A:  WALLY SCHIRRA played "Jingle Bells" on his tiny Hohner harmonica during the Gemini 6 flight.  The Hohner harmonica company issued a commemorative Schirra harmonica in honor of the first musical instrument played in space.
 
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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

  • Photographing the Grand Canyon from Space

    Chris Higgins
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    John Flaig uses weather balloons with cameras attached to make amazing photographs. Known as Near Space Ballooning, his technique entails creating a custom box crammed with cameras and sending it to the edge of space, then waiting for the balloon to pop and send the package back home. The result is beautiful and eerie. My favorite part in this video is around 2:48, when Flaig finds his box in the snow, using GPS. It's like he's been reunited with an old friend. Enjoy: You can read a detailed account of Flaig's first (failed) Grand Canyon balloon shoot, including a complete list of equipment.
  • 11 Ways to Train for Your Next Ski Trip Without a Slope

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:40 pm
    With these exercises, even city dwellers can get into prime shape for the slopes.
  • 16 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Terminator'

    Roger Cormier
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The low budget movie from a Roger Corman disciple that became a huge movie franchise.
  • 10 Pointed Facts About Styracosaurus

    Mark Mancini
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Wikimedia Commons 1. Individuals Had Slightly Different Frill Spikes. Also known as “parietal horns,” the relative size of these pointy structures varied noticeably between Styracosaurus specimens. 2. Styracosaurus Probably Used a Different Fighting Style Than Triceratops Did. Wikimedia Commons / Wikimedia Commons In a 2009 effort to shed some light on dinosaurian combat, a paleontological team compared several skulls from Centrosaurus (pictured on the left) and the famed Triceratops. Scars consistent with locked-horn showdowns are, it turns out, quite common on Triceratops heads, but…
  • 10 Food Misconceptions—Debunked!

    Alvin Ward
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Elliott Morgan dispels some misconceptions about what you're eating.
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    Crosswords

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    Anindita Basu
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
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    Anindita Basu
    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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    Anindita Basu
    11 Dec 2008 | 7:28 am
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    Anindita Basu
    2 Dec 2008 | 8:13 am
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  • Mariner

    Anindita Basu
    27 Nov 2008 | 5:46 am
    mariner_puzzlegrid mariner_clues © Anindita BasuPosted in Themed Tagged: mariner
 
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    The Business Quiz - TBQ

  • OfNoSi Newsletter: Of No Significance #3

    thebusinessquiz
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Welcome to another edition of OfNoSi, TBQ’s official newsletter.  First, a story from the world of internet. Ben Silbermann, the founder of Pinterest walked around Palo Alto and said “Will you please use my product?” He also used to run around the Apple store in Palo Alto, and he would like set all the browsers to the Pinterest homepage real quick, before they caught him and kicked him out, (laughter) and so that when people walked in they were like “Oh, what’s this?” Read more here. Since it’s the season of bans, here’s one on those lines. In…
  • 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. The post Tata Crucible 2014 Corporate Hyderabad Prelims appeared first on The Business Quiz - TBQ.
  • 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       The post Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2014 Schedule appeared first on The Business Quiz - TBQ.
  • 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)…
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    Mix Top Ten Lists

  • 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…
  • Top 10 Historically Valuable Walls

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    I am sure you have heard about The Western Wall that is located in Israel. But what are the other walls have you studied or learned about? I was not familiar with many walls until I compiled this top ten list of the most historical valuable walls in the world.   10. Berlin Wall, Germany Top Ten Famous Walls This wall was built way after most of the walls on this top ten list, but is just as much famous. Construction began in 1961, when The Cold War was at its peak. It was built in the middle of Berlin by East Germany in order to stop East Berliners from seeking refugee in the western…
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