Tuesday, January 29, 2013

C8. What's the nominal connection between this Australian plant (scientific name Litsea bindoniana) and the Hindi film industry?

A. It's called the Big-leafed Bollywood :-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

B11. Founded by Lieutenant José Joaquín Moraga as Pueblo de ___ ____ de Guadalupe on November 29, 1777, it was the first civilian city in the Spanish colony of Nueva California. In more recent time, it has been called 'the capital of Silicon Valley'. Name the city, where you would find this complex, the headquarters of Adobe Systems.

A. San Jose

Monday, January 14, 2013

D5. This sport called pato, which combines the skills of polo and basketball, is surprisingly the national sport of which country, that's generally mad about another game altogether?

A. Argentina

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

F8. This variety of crab, Ovalipes ocellatus, gets its colloquial name from a type of cheap printed fabric that its patterned shell resembles. The textile originated in India and was quite the bone of contention between British importers of the cloth and the English manufacturers of similar fabric from the early 18th century till well over a century afterwards. What textile?

A. Calico

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A6. General Electric is the largest manufacturer of aircraft engines in the world. With more than 50,000 engines in service with 500 airlines, 2,400 corporate and utility operators and more than 100 armed forces, which company is the second largest?

A. Rolls-Royce