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Post by indophile Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:53 pm

Please try not to google.

1.   How did the snake Black Mamba get that name when it is colored off-white?
2.   What part of the human body is called Atlas? 
3.   How many milligrams of Sodium are in a teaspoon of salt?
4.   What ragas comprise the poorvanga and uttaraanga of the raga “chaarukesi?”
5.   What is “rub al khali?” Where is it?
6.   For what crime did police in Atlantic City, NJ arrest 42 men on the beach in 1935?
7.   What are the top three Indian states in terms of coast line length?
8.   What language film industry did Tollywood represent before the Telugu industry appropriated it?
9.   Where is the so called Adam’s Bridge?
10. Who were the first Indians selected for the Indian Civil Service (ICS)? What year were they selected?

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Post by Obnoxious Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:46 pm

6. Nudity?
7. Gujarat, Seema Andhra & Orissa?
8. Bengali film industry- 'cos it was Tollygunge(sp)?
9. PALK strait?

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Post by indophile Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:09 pm

Obnoxious wrote:6. Nudity? ----- I've to say no
7. Gujarat, Seema Andhra & Orissa? ------ First two are correct. #3 is not Orissa.
8. Bengali film industry- 'cos it was Tollygunge(sp)? ------ Yes
9. PALK strait? ------- Okay, close enough, aka Ram Setu

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Post by Kris Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:39 pm

indophile wrote:Please try not to google.

1.   How did the snake Black Mamba get that name when it is colored off-white?
2.   What part of the human body is called Atlas? 
3.   How many milligrams of Sodium are in a teaspoon of salt?
4.   What ragas comprise the poorvanga and uttaraanga of the raga “chaarukesi?”
5.   What is “rub al khali?” Where is it?
6.   For what crime did police in Atlantic City, NJ arrest 42 men on the beach in 1935?
7.   What are the top three Indian states in terms of coast line length?
8.   What language film industry did Tollywood represent before the Telugu industry appropriated it?
9.   Where is the so called Adam’s Bridge?
10. Who were the first Indians selected for the Indian Civil Service (ICS)? What year were they selected?

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6. homosexuality?

7. kerala, TN and Gujarat

8. tamil

9. the submerged natural land bridge between india and sri lanka

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Post by pravalika nanda Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:17 pm

indophile wrote:Please try not to google.

1.   How did the snake Black Mamba get that name when it is colored off-white?
** color of its venom
2.   What part of the human body is called Atlas? 
** the first cervical vertebra
3.   How many milligrams of Sodium are in a teaspoon of salt?
** about 1000mg. this is a weird question cuz the answer could vary depending on if it was heaped or flat wouldn't it?
4.   What ragas comprise the poorvanga and uttaraanga of the raga “chaarukesi?”
5.   What is “rub al khali?” Where is it?
6.   For what crime did police in Atlantic City, NJ arrest 42 men on the beach in 1935?
** nudity
7.   What are the top three Indian states in terms of coast line length?
** kerala, maharashtra, and andhra
8.   What language film industry did Tollywood represent before the Telugu industry appropriated it?
9.   Where is the so called Adam’s Bridge?
10. Who were the first Indians selected for the Indian Civil Service (ICS)? What year were they selected?
**probably a few years before independence, maybe 1935

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Post by indophile Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:26 pm

1. How did the snake Black Mamba get that name when it is colored off-white?
-- Black mouth

2. What part of the human body is called Atlas?
-- First vertabra just below the neck

3. How many milligrams of Sodium are in a teaspoon of salt?
--- About 2000

4. What ragas comprise the poorvanga and uttaraanga of the raga “chaarukesi?”
--- Poorvagka - Sankarabharanam & Uttaranga - Todi

5. What is “rub al khali?” Where is it?
--- Desert within a desert. In Saudi Arabia

6. For what crime did police in Atlantic City, NJ arrest 42 men on the beach in 1935?
--- Not wearing baniyan-like tops.

7. What are the top three Indian states in terms of coast line length?
Gujarat, Andhra, Tamilnadu

8. What language film industry did Tollywood represent before the Telugu industry appropriated it?
--- Bengali, for Tollygunj, a neighborhood in Calcutta

9. Where is the so called Adam’s Bridge?
--- Between India and Srilanka, aka Ram Setu

10. Who were the first Indians selected for the Indian Civil Service (ICS)? What year were they selected?
Surendranath Banerjee, Romesh Chandra Dutta, and Behari Lal Gupta. All were classmates at the Presidency College, Calcutta. The year was 1865 (or was it 1868, not sure).

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