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WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY
Pondicherry University Quiz Society
INFINITE POUNCE (+10/-5)
1. He Only Has Eyes For Trash
• According to National Geographic, "the contraption works by
drawing power from solar panels and the current of Jones Falls River
to turn a waterwheel, which in turn powers a conveyer belt.
Containment booms direct the trash towards the conveyer belt,
which then drops the debris into a waiting Dumpster. That bin sits on
its own platform and can be floated out when it's time to change it.“
• Name the contraption
2. Toy time
• Wham-O is known for creating and marketing many popular toys
• A toy of theirs became a huge fad across America when it was first
marketed in 1958,
• It is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin. An
estimated 25 million of the toy was sold in its first four months of
• Name the toy.
3. Who is X ?
• X was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. X moved to
the United States as a voice teacher at the Boston School for the
• He and his father developed Visible Speech, a written system of
symbols that instructed the deaf to pronounce sounds. In 1873 he
became a professor of vocal physiology at Boston University
• He started experimenting in aviation, developing giant manned
tetrahedral kites and also worked on the designs of winged hydrofoil
boats. The HD-4 model on which he collaborated reached a speed of
more than 70 miles per hour during a test, a world water-speed
record that stood for more than a decade.
4. Krishna Bhanji alias ……………?
• Krishna Bhanji is the son of Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a Kenyan-born
physician of Indian ancestry, and Anna Lyna Mary Bhanji, an English-
born fashion model.
• He chose acting over a career of singer/guitarist and joined the
prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967.
• On March 19, 2002, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of Britain
• Name him.
5. First of its kind!
• Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of
Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain.
• It is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and
cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education,
entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to
its status as one of the world's major global cities.
• Recently Barcelona was in news for the opening of something which
is first of its kind.
• What is it..?
7. His only job.
• "Time marches on," X said. "I ain't getting no younger. Someone's
got to continue.“
• Says a former village sign painter, who is the only person in the world
doing something that is unique in a factory in Goodwood, England.
• That long, thin dead-straight line that goes from the just behind the
headlights to just before the taillights -- you're seeing the artwork of
• Name X and what is his job?
The SarcMark (short for "sarcasm mark") was invented,
copyrighted and trademarked by Paul Sak, he markets it as "The
official, easy-to-use punctuation mark to emphasize a sarcastic
phrase, sentence or message."
9. Weird stuff.
• When water is a solid, it's ice. When it's a gas, it's steam. When it's a
liquid, it's, well, water.
• What is the term used for the temperature and pressure that puts
the three states of matter into thermodynamic equilibrium—that is,
a condition where no one state of matter is trying to change into any
• Elsa once confided to a visitor that she fell in love with her
handsome cousin (X) for quite a different reason.
• X was six when his mother Pauline, arranged for him to take Y
• “Life without music is inconceivable for me,” he declared. “I live my
daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music … I get most joy
in life out of music.”
• X affectionately named Y, “Lina”.
• Who is X and what is Y?
Arabella Rose Kushner, Donald Trump’s grand
daughter singing a Mandarin New year song.
12. Instagrammer's Dream
• The -------------- isn't your average temple of worship.
• Opened in 1888, this mosque was built to catch the light of the rising
sun through its stained glass windows. "The designers Muhammad
Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi used
extensively stained glass on the façade and other traditional elements
such as panj kāseh-i (five concaves), which create a breath-taking effect
of the interior like standing in a kaleidoscope
• It's "considered the country's third most important pilgrimage site. It
functions as a funerary monument, a mosque and a beautiful holy
place for thousands of worshippers.
13. Land of dried beans, cotton & millionaires ?
• The earliest cotton in the world was spun and woven in this country.
Roman emperors would wear delicate cotton that they would call
• It is the world’s largest producer of dried beans, such as kidney beans
and chickpeas. It also leads the world in banana exports.
• More than a million of the people are millionaires in this country, yet
most live on less than two dollars a day.
• Identify the country
14. King of fruits.
• ---------- is also known as the "king of fruits”.
• It might be the only fruit banned from airline cabins, hotels and public
• The name of the fruit comes from the thick thorny outer skin.
• The fruit is also believed to be an aphrodisiac.
• Travel and food writer Richard Sterling says: “its odour is best
described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym
15. On the Rocks.
• This is an uninhabited speck of rock in the
• Island is only 320 acres, uninhabited, it
has zero trees, virtually no soil, and no
known reserves of oil or natural gas.
• Two countries have spent 30 years in a
relatively calm, even light-hearted cold
war for this barren rock.
• Name the countries, war and the Island.
Hans Island, Canada and Denmark
“The Whiskey War”.
16. Mrs X..?
• X was born June 21, 1953
• X attended Radcliffe College, and then Harvard University, where she
graduated with a B.A. degree in comparative government, higher
education International Law and Diplomacy from Oxford
• Her brother Shahnawaz was killed in his apartment on the Riviera in
1980.Another brother Murtaza, died in 1996 in a gun battle with
• She married a wealthy landowner, on December 18, 1987 and had
three children: son Bilawal and two daughters, Bakhtawar and Aseefa.
• was killed when an assassin fired shots and then blew himself up after
an election campaign rally.
• Who is X?
• It weighs about a hundred pounds, and is about 2 feet tall at the
shoulder is the largest rodent.
• It is a semi-aquatic rodent of South America and its close relatives
are guinea pigs and rock cavies.
• It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100
individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals.
• It is not a threatened species and is hunted for its meat and hide and
also for a grease from its thick fatty skin which is used in the
• Panasonic came into existence in the year 1918 and is one of the
world’s foremost electronics manufacturers today.
• Before it became Panasonic in the year 2008, the company was
known as the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
• Panasonic was the owner of Universal Studios from 1990 to 1995, and
when it was under Panasonic’s possession it was called the Music
Corporation of America.
• Panasonic revealed a “TV” at Consumer Electronics Show in 2016.
• What is the peculiarity of the above mentioned TV.
• Humidity refers to the amount of invisible
water vapour in the air
• It is one of the important measurements that
weather observers make because the amount
of water vapour in the air determines
whether clouds or fog are likely and whether
it's going to rain or snow
• There are different types of hygrometers, this
wall mount hygrometer uses ‘something’ that
is human for detecting the humidity.
• What is that something ?
20. It ...?
• Although It has a tendency to be highly annoying - especially
during changes in weather, It is actually used to protect us from
the outside world.
• It's made up of mostly water (about 95 percentage).
• Normally It is found where outside invaders are able to get into us.
• It can trap and remove invaders and you produce about one
kilolitre of It every day.
• According to Scott Napper, an associate professor of biochemistry
at the University of Saskatchewan eating It might just be an
"evolutionary-backed way to boost [our] immune system's
• What is It ?
21. It ...?
• Tens of millions of crabs live on this
• They are the island's keystone
species, recycling nutrients and
shaping and maintaining the
structure of the rainforests
• At the beginning of the wet season
every year adult red crabs begin a
spectacular migration from the forest
to the coast, to breed and spawn.
• Name the crab and the island.