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Thursday, December 31, 2009


As we come to the end of the year, I am sure that everyone would agree when I say that CQC has seen one of its most wonderful share of quizzes and quizzers over the past year. Just for gigs ( And since I don't party and because of that I am sitting all alone at home and watching hell a lot of movies), I have posted a few questions.

1. Even though the name was coined only in 1983 by Eugene Miya of NASA, the idea is quite old. For example, Matthew Hopkins introduces it as "Certaine Queries answered” in his book The Discovery of Witches in 1647. In the internet era it was developed at the NASA in the early 1980s for the SPACE mailing list. It was a result of several factors – expensive storage, the reluctance of users to check archived messages and laziness felt by the NASA employees to repeat replies. Its use is now not restricted to the internet. What?

2. A map of what?

3. The name Olympic Goal is used to describe a particular type of goal in football. The name is derived from a goal by the Argentine player Cesáreo Onzari against the then Olympic champions Uruguay at Buenos Aires on October 2, 1924. The legality of this type of goal has been questioned. The most famous instance of this was Celtic's 1950's midfielder Charlie Tully whose goal was disallowed by the referee. However he scored again almost immediately and this time the goal was allowed. How is the goal scored?

4. Who was named after this?

5. An easy one. What is the Italian word for “freeze” or “frozen”?

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Low on strength :|

Owing to school students having their half yearly exams and most of the regulars caught up with some personal work, the CQC meeting on 13/12/09 saw a meagre crowd. But even that didnt dampen our quizzing spirits, as we went along with the quiz with our usual fun and brilliant(yet incorrect :P ) guesses. The actual QM for the day was supposed to be Ram Mohan who had to leave on account of his internship. So I took the role of the QM, discussing his 30 questions and 1 SVC and me putting together another 20 questions and 1 LVC. Here is the powerpoint for the people who missed it. Lets hope for the usual crowd for the next CQC meet. Cheers!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hello Folks!!!!

Hello quizzers,

The long hiatus in the blog being updated with the quizzes is attributed to many reasons. Laziness, laziness, more laziness, very lazy and absolute levels of laziness to name a few :). After many failed members by the CQC members in trying to get the blog "MODERATORS" (Sharan, Vidyuth and Me) to post up the quiz, the subtle art of "UNDER THE BREATH" cursing was used. After many sessions of torturous mails, life threating SMS-s and road rokos :P, we have finally agreed to meet to the demands. We present to you the quizzes which were conducted over the past couple of months :)

The regular quizzing season will be commencing soon and I assume that the gladiators are sharpening their swords to taste victory. Best of luck to all you people and see you guys at the meetings.

Aravind aka 2-D aka Windy:

Ganja :) :

Sunil :

Sammy :


P.S. I hope my lame excuse was good enough :)