Saturday, December 27, 2008


1.____ is the term used to describe a scenario in which the end result of a system outweighs the sum of its parts.

The Apostle Paul used the word in his Epistles (Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 3:9) to illustrate a dynamic conception of human, divine and cosmic cooperation: "I did the planting, Apollos the watering, but God made things grow…We are fellow workers (synergoi) with God; you are God's cultivation, God's building."

Put funda

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Answers to quiz set 1-A sign of things to come

Hi guys....Here are the long overdue answers to the 1st set of questions posted on The Devil's footprints.

1. Sir Alex Ferguson
2.X- Rich Uncle Pennybags, Y-Monopoly
3.JP Morgan
4.Eddie Van Halen (anybody who s seen my orkut profile pic would have got this one)
5.Edward de Bono s thinking hats
7.Walt Disney.This was the inspiration behind Mickey Mouse
8.George Boole and Boolean algebra
9.Da Vinci (had you seen wiki s page on the guy,this would have been a sitter)

And thanks guys,for those comments.Keep em comin......

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hi folks, am back with the second set of questions. Who doesnt enjoy a good movie or listening to good ol' cliff richards or head banging with metallica? Give these questions a shot and send the answers via mail to or leave them as comments here.

1. I ll start off with a sitter. This beach is featured in the final shot of one of the greatest movies of all time.Name the movie and the city.

That is _____________. The young
In one another's arms, birds in the trees
- Those dying generations - at their song,
The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unageing intellect.

The title of this recent film has been taken from this poem by Yates.Which movie?

3.The name _______ came to the lead guitarist of this band in a dream where one of his teachers shook him and said "Tumhey mousiqui ka _____ hai!" (You have an obsession for music!).Identify this band which started off a revolution in the sub-continent

4.Trivia. _____ was the late Pope John Paul II's favorite movie.

According to Rolling Stone the lyric came from X's experience when he was injected with tranquillizers for hepatitis by a doctor prior to playing a ____ show in Philadelphia.The guitar solo in this song is widely considered by many as the greatest ever. Name the song in question


7."I could have had class. I could have been a contender. I could have been somebody (instead of a bum)." The movie and the guy who spoke these memorable words.(Shit!!! Google makes things so easy these days)

# Anirutta( harmonium artist )
# Ilaiyaraaja ( Guitarist and then moved over to harmonium after Anirutta became busy in his regular job)
# Baskar,( Ilaiyaraaja's brother who was in charge of Percussion)
# Gangai Amaran (another brother of Ilaiyaraaja who was the Guitarist after Ilaiyaraaja moved over to Harmonium)

Identify the lead singer of this band

9. The lyrics on the album discuss politics and social issues,though it refrains from any controversy.The title of the album is based on a movie starring ____ which is about an ethical lawyer confronting a corrupt system.The album features one of the most influential songs of it's genre and went on to win a grammy(the band's first).Identify the band,the album and the movie.(You ll get the rest if you get one of them)

Don forget to check out the 1st set of questions as well.


Friday, February 8, 2008

A sign of things to come.........

1.This horse is owned by Susan Magnier and _______. The horse's ownership issue has been highly publicised and was the inspiration for the award winning book,Mainstream

Mr. Burns: "Oh, here we go with the fat cat bashing".

Y: "Well, what do you expect? These yokels are pure Baltic Avenue. Heh-heh. (looks at watch) Uh-oh! I'm late for the Short Line Railroad!" (gets in a life-size X car in the aisle and drives away).

This is a dialogue from an episode of the Simpsons. Identify X and Y.
_______ had a grotesquely deformed nose, which can result from rosacea. This condition inspired the crude taunt "______'s nasal organ has a purple hue." He never liked publicity and hated being photographed.Which famous person are we talking about here?

Which famous guitarist,once when asked about the secret behind his supreme mastery of the electric guitar remarked-
"Practice. I used to sit on the edge of my bed with a six-pack of Schlitz Malt talls. My brother would go out at 7pm to party and get laid, and when he'd come back at 3am, I would still be sitting in the same place, playing guitar. I did that for years — I still do that"?

White hat (Blank sheet)
Red hat (Fire)
Yellow hat (Sun)
Black hat (Judge's robe)
Green hat (Plant)
Blue hat (Sky)

What are these?

This is found in 119 countries and territories around the world and serves nearly 54 million customers each day. The company also operates other restaurant brands, such as Aroma Café and Boston Market, and has a minority stake in Pret a Manger. The company owned a majority stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill through the spring of 2006, when it was in the process of selling its stake. Until December 2003, it also owned Donatos Pizza. It also has a subsidiary, Redbox, which started in 2003 as 18-foot (5.5 m) wide automated convenience stores, but as of 2005, has focused on DVD rental machines.What am I talking about?

They used to fight for crumbs in my waste-basket when I worked alone late at night. I lifted them out and kept them in wire cages on my desk. I grew particularly fond of one brown house mouse. He was a timid little guy. By tapping him on the nose with my pencil, I train him to run inside a black circle I drew on my drawing board. When I left Kansas to try my luck at Hollywood, I hated to leave him behind. So I carefully carried him to a backyard, making sure it was a nice neighborhood, and the tame little fellow scampered to freedom.........
Who said these words and what is the significance?





An easy one....

a.)This is one of his inventions
b.)While most of __________'s inventions were not built during his lifetime, models of many of them have been constructed with the support of IBM and are on display at the __________ Museum

c.)There is an international airport named after him

Who is he?

One small request.A lot of time has been spent on these questions. So just let me know beforehand if you are planning to use these questions someplace. Thank you :)