Saturday, November 30, 2013

Random Question (November 30, 2013)

Q. The only species in its genus, Ithaginis cruentus is widespread and fairly common in the eastern Himalayas, ranging across India, Nepal, Bhutan and China. It is the state bird of Sikkim. It gets its common English name from its splashes of colour. What is it called?

A. Blood Pheasant

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Random Question (November 26, 2013)

Q. Which computer software product gets its name from a term used by developers to refer to the user interface elements of a software, as opposed to the working space it provides the user?

A. Google Chrome.

Here's an article that explains the terminology:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Random Question (November 13, 2013)

Q. This device is meant to deal with a problem known in medical terms as 'enuresis'. What is that in plain English?

A. Bedwetting.

It is an alarm system that goes off at the first hint of moisture (a detector is placed on the underwear). It supposedly works well over time, training the unconscious brain to link the signs of impending bedwetting with the need to wake up. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Random Question (November 5, 2013)

Q. What's the connection?

A. Shilton D'Silva (on the right), one of India's up-and-coming football stars, was named after Peter Shilton (on the left) by his father Sydney D'Silva, who was also a footballer in the 1980s. 

Correct answers were not really received from anyone, but I'm going to give it to Paul who simply answered 'Shelton'. So even though there's no explanation of the connection, or even the right spelling, since no one else even gave it a shot, I'll assume Paul knew what the connection was.