Sunday, January 9, 2011

Theme Answer: Serendipitous Inventions

Serendipity: Serendipity is a propensity for making fortunate discoveries while looking for something unrelated.

The first noted use of this word was by Horace Walpole (1717–1792). In a letter to Mann (dated January 28th) he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of". The name stems either from Serendip, an old name for Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), or from Arabic Sarandib, or from Sanskrit Simhaladvipa which literally translates to "Dwelling-Place-of-Lions Island".

Hence the name of the theme, fortune favours the brave (lucky would have been a give-away)


All the Discoveries were made by accident.

Red Herring:

Bra, was made with an intent to keep assets afloat


1) Theme Cracked By:

a) Nagaratna (Question 5) : +20
b) SyntaxError (Question 6) : +10
c) Tom Sawyer  (Question 6) : +10

2) Red Herring: (+20)

a) Nagaratna 
b) SyntaxError

3) Wrong Guess:

a) SyntaxError (Question 4): -15

Thats the end of the theme folks
Scores will be updated duly.