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• The qwerty keyboard is not the most efficient keyboard layout, the design is in
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• The early typewriter used a mechanism with characters on the end of a bar.
When a key was struck, a linkage would s...
2.
• The ‘Lanterne Rouge’ is an award given at the Tour de France along with the
more famous Yellow, Polka Dot, White and ...
Ans.
• The Lanterne Rouge is given to the guy in last place.
3.
• British moths in the 19th century developed melanism which led to darker ones
being more common than paler ones.
• Wh...
Ans.
• The Industrial Revolution brought in more dirt particles and hence melanism
was a kind of camouflage.
4.
• The following slide contains the image of the brain of an animal.
• Due to its resemblance to the female reproductive...
Ans.
• Shark week.
5.
• Douglas Adams coined the term Bistromathics, which is a revolutionary new
way of understanding numbers. It is now rea...
Ans.
• Bistronomics is the science of splitting a restaurant bill.
6.
• Villarreal Football Club are nicknamed the ______ __________.
• Every time they play at home the Spanish version of t...
Ans. Yellow Submarine by the Beatles.
7.
• Alexander the Great went back from India via the Indus instead of the land route
which he came by. The presence of cr...
Ans. River Nile
8.
• What sartorial entity is a Yule Hole?
Ans.
• The unused holes in a belt which are used only in the time of festivals or feasts
when one is full.
9.
• We know what First world countries are.
• And we know what Third world countries are.
• What are Second world Countri...
Ans.
• Countries which split from the Former USSR.
10.
• Jay Pil Choi of Michigan State has demonstrated that the ‘Status Quo’ rule
preferable to men is more efficient than ...
Ans. Should Toilet seats be put up or down?
11.
• The original architecture of the Cheraman Mosque in Kodungalur, Kerala was
very similar to the local temples.
• In 1...
Ans.
• It was built in 629 AD making it the second oldest mosque in the world built
before the Islamic style of architectu...
12.
• Impalas are animals found in the savannahs of Southern Africa.
• They are buffer prey, which means that predators do...
Ans.
• McDonalds of the Savannah
Scores?
#JeopardyStyle
• 5 answers.
• Written.
• +10/0
1. 42
• To signify the no. of threads of thought that IBM Watson is capable of and also as
a reference to Douglas Adams’ a...
2. Electric Shepherd production Company
3. Greece followed by Afghanistan.
4.
• Because the first Sundials were invented in the Northern Hemisphere around
560 BC and were aligned to face North.
5.
• The real reason is this and not the more obvious one.
• When European settlers first came to Southern Africa and Bots...
Exchange Papers.
1. 42
• To signify the no. of threads of thought that IBM Watson is capable of and also as
a reference to Douglas Adams’ a...
Ans.
• How many lines are there on the IBM Watson Logo?
2. Electric Shepherd Production Company
Ans.
• What is Phillip K Dick’s production company called?
3. Greece followed by Afghanistan.
Ans.
• Name the first two countries to come out in this year’s Olympic opening Parade.
4.
• Because the first Sundials were invented in the Northern Hemisphere around
560 BC and were aligned to face North.
Ans.
• Why do the hands of the clock move in clockwise direction?
5.
• The real reason is this and not the more obvious one.
• When European settlers first came to Southern Africa and Bots...
Ans.
• Why are Black and White rhinos named so?
Scores?
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• Infinite Bounce and Pounce
• +10/-10 on Pounce
• +10/0 ON bounce
1.
• After the 0-0 draw between Switzerland and France on the 19th of June during
the Euro Championships, Swiss winger Xer...
Ans.
• 4 Swiss players had their shirts torn in the match.
2.
• The X of Y who in 1692 swore they had seen the devil at work may have simply
been a group of young girls hallucinatin...
Ans.
• Witches of Salem
3.
• This dish is inspired from the Arabic dish Harees.
• It is a stew containing wheat, barley, lentils, minced meat and ...
Ans.
• Hyderabadi Haleem.
4.
• Before the advent of mechanised boats in the 19th century, sailors used to
intentionally carry huge amounts of oil an...
Ans.
• To make the sea calmer by ensuring that the wind cannot move the water due to
the layer of oil and hence huge waves...
5.
• This occurs twice a year on days evenly spaced around the summer solstice. The first
around May 28 and the second aro...
Ans.
• Manhattanhenge.
6.
• The concertina is a free reed musical instrument like the various accordians and the
harmonica.
• Various forms of co...
Ans.
• Concertina Wire
7.
• The lady in the picture is Mrs, Hart O Berg who inspired the famous Hobble
skirt fashion in September 1908.
• The Hob...
Ans. She was the first woman to fly on the Wright
flyer. She did it to keep her skirt from flying.
8.
• The Women is a 2008 American comedy film written, produced and directed by
Diane English. The screenplay is an update...
Ans.
• The movies do not show any male characters but for a small baby boy in the end
of the second movie.
9.
• The town of Lynchburg is the seat of Moore County, the smallest county in
Tennessee.
• Jack Daniels Tenessee Whiskey ...
Ans.
• Moore county has been a dry county ever since Prohibition was implemented in
the early 19th century.
10.
• Jack Reacher is a very famous character created by the novelist Lee Child.
Reacher is portrayed in films by X.
• Sin...
Ans. Tom Cruise
11.
• In 2012, the Santos Women's team was dissolved due to alleged financial
problems.
• This resulted in one of the grea...
Ans.
• The team was dissolved so that Neymar could be paid his salary and be kept at
Santos for another year.
12.
• Lieutenant Henry Herman of the Assam Survey dispatched Nem Singh
accompanied by Kinthup, a tailor from Darjeeling in...
Ans.
• To verify if the Tsangpo was the Brahmaputra. So, a man was stationed in the
Assam plains of the Brahmaputra.
Write Bros. (Pun Intended!)
• 5 questions.
• All written.
• 10/0.
• Questions will be #PJ’s.
• Quizmasters are not respons...
1. Screenshot taken from Pornhub. Wtf!??
2.
• In May of this year, Arnab Goswami had a special edition of the Newshour were
he called in the villain of the Malayal...
Customary Mohanlal Pic for you guys to whistle.
3.
4.
• In 2007, Classic Comics brought in a textbook for children in UK which dumbed
down Shakespearean Plays and made it sl...
5.
Exchange
1. Wtf!??
Ans.
2.
• In May of this year, Arnab Goswami had a special edition of the Newshour were
he called in the villain of the Malayal...
Customary Mohanlal Pic for you guys to whistle.
Ans. Dineshan Wants To Know.
3.
Ans.
4.
• In 2007, Classic Comics brought in a textbook for children in UK which dumbed
down Shakespearean Plays and made it sl...
Ans. Bard To Death
5.
Ans.
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  1. 1. Clockwise • 12 questions • Infinite Bounce and Pounce • +10/-10 on Pounce • +10/0 ON bounce
  2. 2. 1. • The qwerty keyboard is not the most efficient keyboard layout, the design is in such a way that the most common letters are in hard to reach spots to slow typists down. • Then, why do we use it?
  3. 3. Ans. • The early typewriter used a mechanism with characters on the end of a bar. When a key was struck, a linkage would swing the bar into a tape coated with ink. When the character struck the tape, the impression of the character was transferred onto the paper, which was positioned behind the tape. • Hence, original prototypes had a problem with the bars colliding with each other and jamming.
  4. 4. 2. • The ‘Lanterne Rouge’ is an award given at the Tour de France along with the more famous Yellow, Polka Dot, White and Green Jerseys. • The phrase comes from the French for "Red Lantern" and refers to the red lantern hung on the rear vehicle of a passenger railway train. • What dubious distinction does the ‘Lanterne Rouge’ reward? • (Image Follows)
  5. 5. Ans. • The Lanterne Rouge is given to the guy in last place.
  6. 6. 3. • British moths in the 19th century developed melanism which led to darker ones being more common than paler ones. • Why did they develop the melanism?
  7. 7. Ans. • The Industrial Revolution brought in more dirt particles and hence melanism was a kind of camouflage.
  8. 8. 4. • The following slide contains the image of the brain of an animal. • Due to its resemblance to the female reproductive system, it has given rise to a phrase ‘_____ Week’, which is used in popular culture to refer to The Pre Menstrual Syndrome. • Fitb for an animal. • (Image Follows)
  9. 9. Ans. • Shark week.
  10. 10. 5. • Douglas Adams coined the term Bistromathics, which is a revolutionary new way of understanding numbers. It is now realised that numbers are not absolute but depend on the observers movement in restaurants. • A variation of this is Bistronomics. • What is this science which most college students would be familiar with?
  11. 11. Ans. • Bistronomics is the science of splitting a restaurant bill.
  12. 12. 6. • Villarreal Football Club are nicknamed the ______ __________. • Every time they play at home the Spanish version of this song is played. • One time the song was played in English when Liverpool came to play at Villarreal. • The name of the song and the nickname are the same. • Fitb. (image Follows)
  13. 13. Ans. Yellow Submarine by the Beatles.
  14. 14. 7. • Alexander the Great went back from India via the Indus instead of the land route which he came by. The presence of crocodiles and some flora led him to believe that it was a water body which would take him straight to the Mediterranean. • What did he think the Indus was?
  15. 15. Ans. River Nile
  16. 16. 8. • What sartorial entity is a Yule Hole?
  17. 17. Ans. • The unused holes in a belt which are used only in the time of festivals or feasts when one is full.
  18. 18. 9. • We know what First world countries are. • And we know what Third world countries are. • What are Second world Countries?
  19. 19. Ans. • Countries which split from the Former USSR.
  20. 20. 10. • Jay Pil Choi of Michigan State has demonstrated that the ‘Status Quo’ rule preferable to men is more efficient than the ‘Stay Down’ rule preferable to women. • What are we talking about?
  21. 21. Ans. Should Toilet seats be put up or down?
  22. 22. 11. • The original architecture of the Cheraman Mosque in Kodungalur, Kerala was very similar to the local temples. • In 1984, it was renovated and minarets and domes were added to give it a more Islamic feel, which in our view is an act of Vandalism. • So why did the original structure not have the traditional Islamic architecture? • (image)
  23. 23. Ans. • It was built in 629 AD making it the second oldest mosque in the world built before the Islamic style of architecture was developed.
  24. 24. 12. • Impalas are animals found in the savannahs of Southern Africa. • They are buffer prey, which means that predators don’t consider them as their main prey but use them when they are short. • They also have a large M shaped black mark near their hind legs. • This gives them a nickname. Put funda. • (image)
  25. 25. Ans. • McDonalds of the Savannah
  26. 26. Scores?
  27. 27. #JeopardyStyle • 5 answers. • Written. • +10/0
  28. 28. 1. 42 • To signify the no. of threads of thought that IBM Watson is capable of and also as a reference to Douglas Adams’ answer to Life, Universe and Everything in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
  29. 29. 2. Electric Shepherd production Company
  30. 30. 3. Greece followed by Afghanistan.
  31. 31. 4. • Because the first Sundials were invented in the Northern Hemisphere around 560 BC and were aligned to face North.
  32. 32. 5. • The real reason is this and not the more obvious one. • When European settlers first came to Southern Africa and Botswana they saw natives carrying their young children on their backs contrary to their own style of carrying them on the front. • This led them to observe the same phenomenon on the two different species of rhino in those parts.
  33. 33. Exchange Papers.
  34. 34. 1. 42 • To signify the no. of threads of thought that IBM Watson is capable of and also as a reference to Douglas Adams’ answer to Life, Universe and Everything in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
  35. 35. Ans. • How many lines are there on the IBM Watson Logo?
  36. 36. 2. Electric Shepherd Production Company
  37. 37. Ans. • What is Phillip K Dick’s production company called?
  38. 38. 3. Greece followed by Afghanistan.
  39. 39. Ans. • Name the first two countries to come out in this year’s Olympic opening Parade.
  40. 40. 4. • Because the first Sundials were invented in the Northern Hemisphere around 560 BC and were aligned to face North.
  41. 41. Ans. • Why do the hands of the clock move in clockwise direction?
  42. 42. 5. • The real reason is this and not the more obvious one. • When European settlers first came to Southern Africa and Botswana they saw natives carrying their young children on their backs contrary to their own style of carrying them on the front. • This led them to observe the same phenomenon on the two different species of rhino in those parts.
  43. 43. Ans. • Why are Black and White rhinos named so?
  44. 44. Scores?
  45. 45. Anti Clockwise • 12 questions • Infinite Bounce and Pounce • +10/-10 on Pounce • +10/0 ON bounce
  46. 46. 1. • After the 0-0 draw between Switzerland and France on the 19th of June during the Euro Championships, Swiss winger Xerdan Shaqiri said, “I hope Puma doesn’t make condoms.” • Put Funda.
  47. 47. Ans. • 4 Swiss players had their shirts torn in the match.
  48. 48. 2. • The X of Y who in 1692 swore they had seen the devil at work may have simply been a group of young girls hallucinating from contaminated bread. • Researchers have postulated that they were suffering from ergotism, a toxic condition produced by eating grain tainted with a parasitic fungus ergot which is related to LSD. • Give X and Y.
  49. 49. Ans. • Witches of Salem
  50. 50. 3. • This dish is inspired from the Arabic dish Harees. • It is a stew containing wheat, barley, lentils, minced meat and spices cooked slowly for 7-8 hours. • It was originally a Muhuram dish intended to provide the mourners energy after the long day. • Today it more popular as a Ramzan dish. • It is the first non vegetarian dish to get the Geographical Indicator status and hence is known by its alliterative name. • What is this dish?
  51. 51. Ans. • Hyderabadi Haleem.
  52. 52. 4. • Before the advent of mechanised boats in the 19th century, sailors used to intentionally carry huge amounts of oil and spill it onto the sea. • What scientific reason did they have for doing so?
  53. 53. Ans. • To make the sea calmer by ensuring that the wind cannot move the water due to the layer of oil and hence huge waves won’t form.
  54. 54. 5. • This occurs twice a year on days evenly spaced around the summer solstice. The first around May 28 and the second around 12th July, where the famous east –west streets align perfectly with the rising and setting sun. • The term was popularised by astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson, who is a native of the city where this happens. • The word is a portmanteau of the city’s most famous borough and a prehistoric monument located in the Salisbury plain, England. • What event which had huge social media attention this year are we talking about?
  55. 55. Ans. • Manhattanhenge.
  56. 56. 6. • The concertina is a free reed musical instrument like the various accordians and the harmonica. • Various forms of concertina are used for classical music, for the traditional musics of Ireland, England and South Africa, and for Tango and polka music. • Its design inspired a piece of equipment that was popularised in World War I due to the provision easy expansion and hence easy setting up. • This type of the equipment in question is called the Concertina ____. • What is the instrument we are talking about? • (Image follows)
  57. 57. Ans. • Concertina Wire
  58. 58. 7. • The lady in the picture is Mrs, Hart O Berg who inspired the famous Hobble skirt fashion in September 1908. • The Hobble skirt also inspired the design for the Coca Cola bottle. • The tying of the skirt was not a fashion decision. So why did she do it? • Picture will give you a clue. (image)
  59. 59. Ans. She was the first woman to fly on the Wright flyer. She did it to keep her skirt from flying.
  60. 60. 8. • The Women is a 2008 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Diane English. The screenplay is an updated version of the George Cukor-directed 1939 film of the same name based on a 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce. • •The film boasts of a star cast that includes Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher and Eva Mendes among others • •In the original film, most of the characters were Manhattan socialites whose primary interest was idle gossip. In the 2008 version, several work in the fields of fashion design and publishing, and the character of Alex Fisher is openly a lesbian. • •What is special about both versions of the movie? (image)
  61. 61. Ans. • The movies do not show any male characters but for a small baby boy in the end of the second movie.
  62. 62. 9. • The town of Lynchburg is the seat of Moore County, the smallest county in Tennessee. • Jack Daniels Tenessee Whiskey is made only in this place. • Even though it’s the only place in the world where Jack Daniels Whisky is made, you will never be able to buy a bottle from Lynchburg. • Why? (Image follows)
  63. 63. Ans. • Moore county has been a dry county ever since Prohibition was implemented in the early 19th century.
  64. 64. 10. • Jack Reacher is a very famous character created by the novelist Lee Child. Reacher is portrayed in films by X. • Since the character is 6’5” in the novels and X doesn’t reach that height, there was a lot of criticism if he was the right choice to play the character. • However Child commented, “ Reacher’s size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which X brings along in his personality in other ways.” • Id X.
  65. 65. Ans. Tom Cruise
  66. 66. 11. • In 2012, the Santos Women's team was dissolved due to alleged financial problems. • This resulted in one of the greatest women players, Martha, being left clubless. • What was the reason for Santos’ financial problems? (image)
  67. 67. Ans. • The team was dissolved so that Neymar could be paid his salary and be kept at Santos for another year.
  68. 68. 12. • Lieutenant Henry Herman of the Assam Survey dispatched Nem Singh accompanied by Kinthup, a tailor from Darjeeling in 1878-79. They followed Tsangpo from Chetang onwards making a major contribution, taking the exploration further upstream by 460 km. • Later on 500 logs with special markings were arranged to be thrown into the river at regular intervals with somebody waiting downsream to verify if the logs do arrive. • What was the purpose of this exercise?
  69. 69. Ans. • To verify if the Tsangpo was the Brahmaputra. So, a man was stationed in the Assam plains of the Brahmaputra.
  70. 70. Write Bros. (Pun Intended!) • 5 questions. • All written. • 10/0. • Questions will be #PJ’s. • Quizmasters are not responsible for post quiz insanity.
  71. 71. 1. Screenshot taken from Pornhub. Wtf!??
  72. 72. 2. • In May of this year, Arnab Goswami had a special edition of the Newshour were he called in the villain of the Malayalam movie Narasimham. • This dude was outraged that a lot of malayalis used the hashtag #pomonemodi to troll Narendra Modi for comparing Kerala with Somalia. • The original dialogue was Po Mone Dinesha addressed by Mohanlal, the hero, to the villain and he was very proud of that. • Tell me what the name of the special edition of this Newshour was? • (Image Follows)
  73. 73. Customary Mohanlal Pic for you guys to whistle.
  74. 74. 3.
  75. 75. 4. • In 2007, Classic Comics brought in a textbook for children in UK which dumbed down Shakespearean Plays and made it slightly more interesting for students to read and understand. • This was because the children were ‘ ____ To Death’ reading the original. • Fitb for a #smartpun.
  76. 76. 5.
  77. 77. Exchange
  78. 78. 1. Wtf!??
  79. 79. Ans.
  80. 80. 2. • In May of this year, Arnab Goswami had a special edition of the Newshour were he called in the villain of the Malayalam movie Narasimham. • This dude was outraged that a lot of malayalis used the hashtag #pomonemodi to troll Narendra Modi for comparing Kerala with Somalia. • The original dialogue was Po Mone Dinesha addressed by Mohanlal, the hero, to the villain and he was very proud of that. • Tell me what the name of the special edition of this Newshour was? • (Image Follows)
  81. 81. Customary Mohanlal Pic for you guys to whistle.
  82. 82. Ans. Dineshan Wants To Know.
  83. 83. 3.
  84. 84. Ans.
  85. 85. 4. • In 2007, Classic Comics brought in a textbook for children in UK which dumbed down Shakespearean Plays and made it slightly more interesting for students to read and understand. • This was because the children were ‘ ____ To Death’ reading the original. • Fitb for a #smartpun.
  86. 86. Ans. Bard To Death
  87. 87. 5.
  88. 88. Ans.
  89. 89. Winners can take us out for dinner though!!
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