Monday, July 28, 2014

String Theory 05

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021. Ghost that's supposed to appear in a mirror if you stand in front of it and chant her name multiple times. Some of us would know it better in a different spirit-related context.

022. The commonly-used four-word name of the woman being led to her execution in this engraving, who had earlier succeeded her father James V to the throne.

023. The name of the character (the young guy doing most of the talking) in this movie clip.[Alternative link]

024. What these objects in a Turkish market are meant to protect against.

025. The three-word name of the symbol at the top of the pyramid in this US currency note, which includes the name of the capital of one of the US states.

020. There Will Be Blood
021. Bloody Mary
022. Mary, Queen of Scots
023. Scott Evil
024. Evil eye
025. To be revealed later

Sunday, July 20, 2014

String Theory 04

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016. Since 1975, when it got its current name, this football championship has been won by Brazil 5 times, Uruguay 4 times, Argentina twice, and Peru, Paraguay and Colombia once each. The most recent edition, held in 2011, was won by Uruguay, with Luis Suarez (who else?) being adjudged Player of the Tournament.

017. Name shared by all of these (a movie, two music albums and a book).

018. The film in which this clip is part of the prologue. [Alternative link]

019. The title (the full title, mind you) of this book.

020. Oscar-winning 2007 film loosely based on this book.

Answers to previous questions
015. Calcutta Cup
016. Copa America
017. American Beauty
018. Beauty and the Beast
019. Beastly Tales from Here and There
020. To be revealed later

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

String Theory 03

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011. This is the logo of an Adidas line of clothing created for 'Wuji', a fitness programme conceptualised by whom?

012. The only Asian player ever to win a singles trophy at a seniors grand slam tennis tournament.

013. The chemical formula for caustic soda.

014. The title of this 1969 avant-garde stage show (be warned, nudity involved), taken from the name of a painting by Clovis Trouille, itself a pun on "O quel cul t'as!" French for "What an arse you have!" [Alternative link]

015. This exotic-looking trophy, awarded to the winner of the annual Six Nations Championship match between Scotland and England (currently in England's possession) and named after the location where the first such match took place.

Answers to previous questions
010. Spicejet
011. Jet Li
012. Li Na
013. NaOH
014. Oh, Calcutta!
015. To be revealed later

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

String Theory set 02

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006. Christian Bale's debut film – this one.

007. This religious leader with two heavenly bodies in his name, and a penchant for mass marriages.

008. This book, which made popular a libertarian acronym-slogan.

009. This movie, based on a novel by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

 010. Airline now majorly owned by the Kalanidhi Maran-run Sun Group, through something called Kal Airways Pvt Ltd.

005. Age of Empires
006. Empire of the Sun
007. Sun Myung Moon (only the full name gets points)
008. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
009. Mistress of Spices
010. To be revealed later

Friday, July 4, 2014

String Theory set 01

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001. The (apposite) name of this movie.

002. The title of this book

003. The name of this movie.

004. The movie this clip is part of the trailer for. [Alternative link]

005. The game this screen grab is from.

001. Born on the Fourth of July
002. Fourth of July Picnic
003. Picnic at Hanging Rock
004. Rock of Ages
005. To be revealed later