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28 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Q14

Sikandar/Alexander

 

You may or may not have identified the person. Question is what were this person's famous alleged LAST WORDS

 

1. I claim to be a descendant of Zeus.

2. It is said by some that elephants were the main cause of my undoing.

3. According to Nasir Hussain, all you have to do is win an inter collegiate cycle race.

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^^ I also got the reference but am stuck on what the dude said.  I remember they asked him about his succession; not clue what he said.

 

I have a mini quiz of my own.

 

1.  This common, highly dangerous, ailment starts with a 'C' and ends with an 'A'

2.  It's so viral, almost all of us are at risk 

3.  A lot of famous personalities get it very early on

4.  It can cause incredible social disruption and public havoc.

 

The answer, in case you're lost, is: Chewtiyapa 

 

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Seeing the overwhelming response for my last question, Imma give away the answer:

 

@NameGoesHere was the closest!

 

While on his deathbed, Alexander was surrounded by his generals who asked him who his successor would be. Each one of them was making their case as to why they would be the rightful heir. Seeing his life ebb away the generals started getting even more hysterical. It was Ptolemy, iirc, who finally asked Alexander who should be the next ruler.

And it is then that Alexander said " The strongest" and passed away.

 

I saw this in a play which claimed to be based on actual history.

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7 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

Has anyone yet tested the prophylactic properties of curcumin combined with colloidal triglyceride globules in an aqua-based medium containing casein micelles and a cocktail of carbohydrates at elevated temperatures?

 

What am I talking about?

haldi doodh 

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Q15

 

Who am I?

1) My famous role came in a trilogy, where in my character doesn't have a name. Neither does he have many lines.

2) My first credited role was in 1955

3) I caused quite a stir when I directed a bi-lingual film to show the point of view of the 'enemy'.

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Q16

Who am I?

1) I was tone deaf

2) I wore a vial of poison around my neck ALWAYS

3) I wrote a romantic novel, but it was met with general disdain.

 

For both Q15 and Q16 if I don't get answers, I shall give more clues.

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21 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Q16

Who am I?

1) I was tone deaf

2) I wore a vial of poison around my neck ALWAYS

3) I wrote a romantic novel, but it was met with general disdain.

 

For both Q15 and Q16 if I don't get answers, I shall give more clues.

 

Napoleon ( 1 ) :hmmmm2:

 

Not sure about 2 and 3 .

 

 

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4 minutes ago, velu said:

 

Napoleon ( 1 ) :hmmmm2:

Not sure about 2 and 3 .

 

Clue 1,2,3 are for the same person.

Do you wish to change your answer? :dontknow:

 

In any case another clue:

Q16

Who am I?

1) I was tone deaf

2) I wore a vial of poison around my neck ALWAYS

3) I wrote a romantic novel, but it was met with general disdain.

4) Able was I ere I saw Elba.

 

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@velu is right.

Q16 is Napoleon indeed

 

Only Q15 remains unanswered now

Who am I?

1) My famous role came in a trilogy, where in my character doesn't have a name. Neither does he have many lines.

2) My first credited role was in 1955

3) I caused quite a stir when I directed a bi-lingual film to show the point of view of the 'enemy'.

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16 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

@velu is right.

Q16 is Napoleon indeed

 

Only Q15 remains unanswered now

Who am I?

1) My famous role came in a trilogy, where in my character doesn't have a name. Neither does he have many lines.

2) My first credited role was in 1955

3) I caused quite a stir when I directed a bi-lingual film to show the point of view of the 'enemy'.

Clint Eastwood. The man with no name in the Few Dollar More trilogy.

 

Flags Of Our Fathers...was that bilingual?

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1 hour ago, NameGoesHere said:

I actually believed as a kid that Buonaparte said the  able/ elba palindrome!

I have my doubts. Would some military person from France be so fluent in English and use the word 'ere'?

Or maybe it was a common word in that era! :p:

 

Since we are at it, here is my " I actually believed as a kid" confession.

For the longest of time I thought a lakh and a million were the same. 

PS: TBH, this misconception lasted till far after my childhood. :embarassed:

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49 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

I have my doubts. Would some military person from France be so fluent in English and use the word 'ere'.

Or maybe it was a common in that era! :p:

 

Since we are at it, here is my " I actually believed as a kid" confession.

For the longest of time I thought a lakh and a million were the same. 

PS: TBH, this misconception lasted till far after my childhood. :embarassed:

Yeah not a chance of his saying it.

 

I had other illusions but the lakh/ million bit bypassed me

 

53 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Right you are!

 

That bilingual movie is Letters from Iwo Jima. Haven't seen it though.

 

Of course!  I've seen the movie bit forgot the name.

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Q17

 

What am I?

1) I can be attributed to 'hooking up' one of the most recognised celeb couples in the world.

2) I belong to a' family' whose name is a loan word to English.

3) Nothing to hide

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2 hours ago, Mariyam said:

@velu is right.

Q16 is Napoleon indeed

 

Only Q15 remains unanswered now

Who am I?

1) My famous role came in a trilogy, where in my character doesn't have a name. Neither does he have many lines.

2) My first credited role was in 1955

3) I caused quite a stir when I directed a bi-lingual film to show the point of view of the 'enemy'.

 

Q15 is easy for me ..

 

thala clint eastwood :bandit: 

my favorite trilogy ( + add once upon a time in the west  ).. 

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21 minutes ago, velu said:

Q15 is easy for me ..

 

thala clint eastwood :bandit: 

my favorite trilogy ( + add once upon a time in the west  ).. 

Huh?

@NameGoesHere already answered it.

 

Why do you use the prefix thala before the name of every person you have a man crush over? :confused: 

Thala Dhoni

Thala Eastwood

Thala Putin

:p:

 

Only this question is unanswered:

 

Q17

 

What am I?

1) I can be attributed to 'hooking up' one of the most recognised celeb couples in the world.

2) I belong to a' family' whose name is a loan word to English.

3) Nothing to hide

 

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Q18

 

Identify the person

 

1) I am a sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of my own verbosity.

2) I am not averse to travelling cattle class.

3) Authored The Great Indian Novel

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7 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Q18

 

Identify the person

 

1) I am a sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of my own verbosity.

2) I am not averse to travelling cattle class.

3) Authored The Great Indian Novel

Oh come on. Fall in standards!

 

But this one I have no clue:

59 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Q17

 

What am I?

1) I can be attributed to 'hooking up' one of the most recognised celeb couples in the world.

2) I belong to a' family' whose name is a loan word to English.

3) Nothing to hide

Edited by NameGoesHere

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10 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Q18

 

Identify the person

 

1) I am a sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of my own verbosity.

2) I am not averse to travelling cattle class.

3) Authored The Great Indian Novel

Famous UN bureaucrat turned infamous  wife killer turned politician turned pidi

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40 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Huh?

@NameGoesHere already answered it.

 

Why do you use the prefix thala before the name of every person you have a man crush over? :confused: 

Thala Dhoni

Thala Eastwood

Thala Putin

:p:

 

Only this question is unanswered:

 

Q17

 

What am I?

1) I can be attributed to 'hooking up' one of the most recognised celeb couples in the world.

2) I belong to a' family' whose name is a loan word to English.

3) Nothing to hide

 

Thala - Don

lol @velu man-crush :phehe:

 

More clues on Q17?

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Q17

What am I?

1) I can be attributed to 'hooking up' one of the most recognised celeb couples in the world.

2) I belong to a' family' whose name is a loan word to English.

3) Nothing to hide

4) Unilever

5) Notice the question is What am I and not Who am I?

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15 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Q17

What am I?

1) I can be attributed to 'hooking up' one of the most recognised celeb couples in the world.

2) I belong to a' family' whose name is a loan word to English.

3) Nothing to hide

4) Unilever

5) Notice the question is What am I and not Who am I?

 

^^ I got the what not who part of it first up, but was thinking a name, rather than a thing.

 

Damn it's probably (I belong to a' family' whose name is a loan word to English.) in the Xerox category of brands.   The brand = the category in the public imagination.  Like Fedex etc.

 

So a Unilever product (#4).  

 

Nothing to hide (#5)- transparent/ translucent soap or a toothpaste- wasn't Pears soap that ways? 

 

What was that transparent toothpaste again?  

 

Although how that fits into # 1 or #2 I don't know.

 

 Edit, unless 'family' = soap, and 'soap' was an original brand or something.  In short- no clue

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2 minutes ago, NameGoesHere said:

 

^^ I got the what not who part of it first up, but was thinking a name, rather than a thing.

 

Damn it's probably (I belong to a' family' whose name is a loan word to English.) in the Xerox category of brands.   The brand = the category in the public imagination.  Like Fedex etc.

 

So a Unilever product (#4).  

 

Nothing to hide (#5)- transparent/ translucent soap or a toothpaste- wasn't Pears soap that ways? 

 

What was that transparent toothpaste again?  

 

Although how that fits into # 1 or #2 I don't know.

Fairly close.

 

Your thinking is extremely analytical. 

The only place where you've erred is the 'family'. If you guess that, then it would take you but a few seconds to unravel the rest of it.

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, punjabi_khota said:

another baal vaali ad was by Mr. stone face himself...aka john abraham..bipasha?

Nope. Not them. They aren't even a couple (anymore).

 

Also Head and Shoulders is owned by P&G, not HUL.

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9 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

Fairly close.

 

Your thinking is extremely analytical. 

The only place where you've erred is the 'family'. If you guess that, then it would take you but a few seconds to unravel the rest of it.

 

 

 

?

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6 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

You did edit your post!

But I will give you the benefit of the doubt and the "great post" tag.

 

Well played.

No, I didn’t edit after reading your post, you can check the time stamp, both are at the same time. I was guessing Manyawar and saw pk’s answer (Shahid kapoor and kk ad for all clear) and got it right. I will share my  Great post tag with pk.

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28 minutes ago, Mariyam said:

The answer is

*drum roll*

 

Clear Shampoo

 

Virat Anushka is the couple.

Shampoo is the loan word to English.

Nothing to hide is the tag line of the brand.

Unilever is the parent company.

Bloody Indians.

 

I was thinking Harry/Megan, Clooney/Amal and here we are right at home.  

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15 hours ago, Mariyam said:

The answer is

*drum roll*

 

Clear Shampoo

 

Virat Anushka is the couple.

Shampoo is the loan word to English.

Nothing to hide is the tag line of the brand.

Unilever is the parent company.

 

i though you are referring to brad pitt and jolie :(( 

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The answer is
*drum roll*
 
Clear Shampoo
 
Virat Anushka is the couple.
Shampoo is the loan word to English.
Nothing to hide is the tag line of the brand.
Unilever is the parent company.
I was thinking Lifebuoy, do I get any points?

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On 3/31/2020 at 6:58 PM, velu said:

thala clint eastwood :bandit: 

my favorite trilogy ( + add once upon a time in the west  ).. 

Earlier in the day I saw the movie "The Bridges of Madison County"

*ing Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

I quite liked it. I thought this Eastwood guy can only do those macho brooding laconic action hero type roles, but he's a great actor. At least in this. And he's directed this too.

You should watch this if you already haven't.

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On 4/1/2020 at 12:38 PM, velu said:

 

i though you are referring to brad pitt and jolie :(( 

 

18 hours ago, Yoda-esque said:

I was thinking Lifebuoy, do I get any points?

Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
 

Nothing to hide is the tag line of Clear Shampoo.

Lifebuoy has the tagline: lifebuoy hai jahan tandurusti hai wahan. :dontknow: 

Did Brad Pitt and Jolie also do an add for Clear Shampoo? :confused: 

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So this is a more difficult question

There are 10 blanks. The first blank has is a one letter word. The second blank is of two letter word and so on.

In the second blank, the letter used in the first word is used.

In the third blank, the two letters used in the second word (in any order) are used.

In the fourth blank, the three letters used in the third word (in any order) are used.

.....

In the tenth word, all the nine letters used in the ninth word (in any order) are used.

 

You have to answer all 10 blanks.

 

“ _ do not like  _ _ ” said the man in the black _ _ _. “The _ _ _ _ may be impressive, but when you _ _ _ _ _ a man, you _ _ _ _ _ _ a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ power of investigation. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ against _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ will set in when the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of this fact becomes known.

 

Clue: Various methods were briefly being discussed on one of the current 'hot' threads on Chit Chat.

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