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Weekly Informal Quiz

  1. 1. WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY INFORMALS Pondicherry University Quiz Society RULES INFINITE POUNCE (+10/-5) INFINITE BOUNCE
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Safety First 
  4. 4. 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 production alone. • Name the toy.
  5. 5. Safety First 
  6. 6. 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 Deaf. • 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.
  7. 7. Safety First 
  8. 8. Alexander Graham Bell
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Safety First 
  11. 11. Ben Kingsley
  12. 12. 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..?
  13. 13. Safety First 
  14. 14. The first sex doll-only brothel.
  15. 15. 6.Check Mate! • Name the product of InfiVention Technologies, a tech start-up from Mumbai that might revolutionise the way we play chess.
  16. 16. Safety First 
  17. 17. Square Off - World’s Smartest Chess Board.
  18. 18. 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 X. • Name X and what is his job?
  19. 19. Safety First 
  20. 20. Painter Mark Court paints the coach stripes/ pin stripes on Rolls-Royce cars
  21. 21. 8. Sarcmark….? • What is a Sarcmark?
  22. 22. Safety First 
  23. 23. 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."
  24. 24. 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 other state.
  25. 25. Safety First 
  26. 26. The triple point
  27. 27. 10.”Lina” ..? • 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 lessons. • “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?
  28. 28. Safety First 
  29. 29. Albert Einstein and His Cherished Violin
  30. 30. 11.Happy New year • Identify the little singer
  31. 31. Safety First 
  32. 32. Arabella Rose Kushner, Donald Trump’s grand daughter singing a Mandarin New year song.
  33. 33. 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.
  34. 34. Safety First 
  35. 35. The Nasir al-Molk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran.
  36. 36. 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 “woven winds.” • 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
  37. 37. Safety First 
  38. 38. India.
  39. 39. 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 transportation. • 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 sock”
  40. 40. Safety First 
  41. 41. Durian
  42. 42. 15. On the Rocks. • This is an uninhabited speck of rock in the Arctic Ocean. • 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.
  43. 43. Safety First 
  44. 44. Hans Island, Canada and Denmark “The Whiskey War”.
  45. 45. 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 police. • 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?
  46. 46. Safety First 
  47. 47. Benazir Bhutto
  48. 48. 17. Largest? • 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 pharmaceutical trade.
  49. 49. Safety First 
  50. 50. Capybara
  51. 51. 18. TV. • 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.
  52. 52. Safety First 
  53. 53. ‘invisible' TV
  54. 54. 19. Humidity. • 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 ?
  55. 55. Safety First 
  56. 56. Human Hair
  57. 57. 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 protective powers.“ • What is It ?
  58. 58. Safety First 
  59. 59. Mucus
  60. 60. 21. It ...? • Tens of millions of crabs live on this island. • 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.
  61. 61. Safety First 
  62. 62. Christmas Island
  63. 63. Thank You , Hope You Guys Enjoyed. Special Thanks Le KOZHI
  • MaheshSharma261

    Nov. 2, 2020

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