Saturday, December 26, 2009

Guess who?

Clueless sent Viv this interesting link where you can play 20 questions. The fun part is --- you decide on the character and the website does the guessing! Viv had been really impressed as it guessed the F1 character he had been thinking of within 20 questions.

What I found really odd was that the options were not just 'Yes' and 'No'. There were five options: Yes, Probably Partially, I don't know, Probably Not/Not really, and No. Wow, very close to a real-life game.

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So I decided to give it a try. Knowing that the game will easily guess well-known international celebrities, I decided to try out someone different. No prizes for guessing that I went with a Bollywood character, and definitely no prizes for guessing that I went with umm... Himesh Reshammiya.

And only when I read some of the questions that I realised how critical the other options were, and how difficult it is to give a straight Yes or No answer to some of the questions!

Here are some of the questions the game asked me about Himesh, and what went through my mind as I tried to answer them.

Q: Does your character exist in real life?
A: I know it's hard to believe, but I'll go with a 'Yes'.

Q: Does your character have a double personality?
A: Ummm... many people think so.

Q: Does your character fight?
A: Only when he's one of the judges in a music competition on TV.

Q: Is your character an actor?
A: You see now... that's a tricky question...

Q: Is he the main character in his movie?
A: Unfortunately, yes?

Q: Does your character have curly hair?
A: No one really knows.

Q: Is your character less than 40 years old?
A: Errrr...

Q: Is your character both an actor and a singer?
A: Well, he thinks so.

Q: Is your character internationally famous?
A: Hmmm... I'm gonna go with 'Probably'...

Q: Is your character a star?
A: Yes, in some circles.

Q: Has your character made a career out of solo singing?
A: He certainly thinks so!

Q: Does your character play an instrument?
A: Does 'nose' count as an instrument?

Q: Does your character wear strange costumes?
A: Does this count?

Q: Is your character linked with death?
A: Only if you watch his movies.

You're probably wondering if the game finally guessed my character or not. Well, after three rounds of 20 questions each, this is what I got.

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Try it. And while you're at it, you may also want to see what happens if you keep clicking 'No' for every question. ;)


Prats said...

It worked for more famous characters... i tried Ash it did in 14th Question

znesic said...

Nice, thanks :)
I tried with Shrek and he guessed on first try, Scrat from Ice Age took him two guesses and couldn't guess Georges from 8th Day (French movie) at all.

Iddy Albatross said...

I had given this a shot a long time back, had created quite a buzz in our college computer lab that time. Interesting game this... :)

Unknown said...

sigh... he doesnt knw ramalingam raju..

Thousif Raza said...

he he will surely check it out, the answers were real funny :)

take care and keep writing............

Maryum said...

hahaha.. im gonna try it now...and my famous celeb is going to be you:D

rt r said...

Here are my characters, and the guesses from the game.

Kamal Hassan

Guessed in 20 questions, but showed me the pic of some unknown guy as Kamal Hassan. ROTFL :-)

Guessed wrongly as Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu, and Aishwarya Rai :-)

3. Nicholas Cage
Guessed right, and I was surprised, since I don't think any of my answers were that indicative.

4. My husband
Guessed right, but showed a soft porn pic of a guy holding (only) a football :-P

5. My Neighbor
Guessed right, but showed picture of two guys, we r two girls :-|

Its quite an addictive game :-)

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

Sash bhai! He doesnt know Prathiba Patil!!

the woman said...

Nice blog you have here. :)

Just chanced upon it.

Thisisme said...

i defeated him!!
he cudnt guess sushmita sen/jennifer aniston/lisa kudrow :)

Manasi said...

Hi.. Good timepass link.. Hey.. I decided on Sonu Nigam.. The web site could not guess it! :) Yippie!

It is very irritating.. when the site mascot says.. "Great! Guessed right one more time! I love playing with you!" Grrrh!

Also check out what happens when you give random answers!! :))

Art said...

nice fun

starbreez said...

It guessed mine!!! How?! It was a Korean actor, for goodness' sake!

Anonymous said...

I got one result as "Your Fantasy" :))
P.S.: No more pictionary nowadays? =D

Suhel said...

It failed to guess MunnaBhai :D

Anusha said...

He guesses the famous ones with pinpoint accuracy, but the lesser known ones baffle him. He guessed all my international guesses pretty quickly, even if they were a bit obscure. The Indian ones were more hit or miss.

Whatever. He got SRK right, so I'm good. :D

Neha said...

My first celeb was Brad Pitt!! The the gene guessed it!!

Then I thought of Celine guessed her right too!!

Then I thought of Dev Anand...that fool just could not guess him :)

Tejal said...

It worked it worked! For the first three times anyway, but it did!

Anonymous said...

When I thought of Sayesha, it gave me CutieCherry (Model) :))