# Answers To The Brain Twister Contest

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1. Identify the Company whose logo's 2 letters form a direction marker symbol.

Note, E & x "Form" a direction marker symbol (arrow). Subway has two letters that have direction marker letters.

2. What is the number of lit candles in the CE at Candle Light?

123

3 Identify the 2 scientists in this picture.

4. Following is a famous quote from a superhero movie. Identify the quote & the superhero.

"With power comes responsibility" by Spider-man. The word 'Great' was removed to add twist.

This can be solved with column transposition method (check letters in alternate columns). We had specifically asked you to identify both the quote and the superhero.

5. In order to ensure that one forecast is correct, how many different forecasts must be made of 5 football games?

We will have to consider each game separately, because each game may be won, lost or drawn by one of the teams. Therefore there are 3 possibilities in every game.
The first game has 3 possibilities and for each one of the possibilities the second game has 3 possibilities. Therefore there are 9 possible forecasts for the first 2 games.
For each of 9 forecasts of the second game, the third game has 3 possibilities, which makes it 27 forecasts and so on.
Therefore for 5 games there are 3 X 3 X 3 X 3 X 3 = 243 Possibilities.

6.
Name the instrument used in electrical engineering invented in 1771 that is named after its inventor.

Galvanometer. It is a type of ammeter: an instrument for detecting and measuring electric current. It was named after Luigi Galvani.

[Note: This question is being retired from the Quiz. We found out that our source for answer was not correct.]

7.

- The most number of users ever online on CE was A.

- There are B habitable floors in the tallest building in the world

- The elder Google co-founder got married in Year C.

- There are D chapters in the 4th book written by a famous British billionare lady author.

- This famous brother-in-law of co-founder of Sycamore Networks & DCTI (Massachusets Institute Of Technology) got is degree in electrical engineering in year E

A = 860 (Most users ever online was 860, 26th November 2010 at 05:11 PM.)
B = 160 habitable floors in Burj Khalifa (Wikipedia Information under Technical Details)
C = 2007 : The elder Google Co Founder Larry Page married Lucinda Southworth at Richard Branson's Caribbean island, Necker Island in 2007.
D = 37 chapters in J.K. Rowlings "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
E = 1967 was the year when Infosys founder Narayana Murthy obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

So, A+B+C+D+E= 860+160+2007+37+1967 = 5031

8. What does the encircled symbol in this picture indicate -

Information: http://www.crazyengineers.com/forum...eering/37675-meaning-class-microsd-cards.html
(Still need a reason to keep yourself updated via CrazyEngineers?

Answer: Well, this was the real twister for all of you. If you followed that page, you'd see a big 'Open Source' logo. But at the bottom, it mentioned it wasn't that easy. If you looked at the title of the page (that is the top of your window), it said "Follow The Instructions".

The instruction was clear - "Open Source" and you had to open the source code of that page! Once you opened the source code, you had to scrawl down (we intentionally left lot of white space in there ) and at the bottom, you'd see the answer -

"CE Rocks!"

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