The Panganama edition
 We start with many teams We end with three We will eat and drink* and make merry*Straang filter coffee maatra
 8 things to identify 5 points per correct answer
PinealPituitaryThyroidThymusAdrenalPancreasOvariesTestes
 There are 9 countries in Africa whose names start withthe same letter. So, pick the right letter and list them! +5 for...
 Sao Tome & Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Cameroon ...
______, Inc. is a for-profit corporation headquartered in New YorkCity that provides higher education programs, profession...
 Kaplan
 12 questions, 1 for each team First 6 clockwise, Next 6 anticlockwise +10 on direct/pass +10/-10 on pounce
Horse-drawn carts were a common form oftransport for centuries on Romanian roads.A law passed nearly 7 years ago, butenfor...
 Why horsemeat in disguise turned up on supermarketshelves in UK, France, Sweden, etc. “Mmm, Donkey Biryani, mmm.” - Logik
Whose passport?
 Rene Magritte
In Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63, JakeEpping (or George Amberson as he callshimself) is in charge of producing a playfor h...
 Because he wanted to cast girls also
 #BombayStylz The year is 1972. They see The Taj’s members-only Disco“Blow up”, and decide it isn’t to their taste. The ...
 LedZep’s (3rd ) Bombay Visit
Whose statue inthe background?One extra coffee toanyone who canexplain what Logikis attempting.
 Otto von Bismarck
Somethingthat also faintlyfeatured in theLondon OlympicsOpeningceremony.What is beingtalked about?
 Materialisation/Dematerialisation of the TARDIS
 #PuneStylz X on two separate occasions has insisted that the Y’s initial price wasjust a coincidence, and that they did...
 X – Steve Jobs Y – Apple 1 Z – Steve Wozniak Funda – Price of Apple 1 was $666.66
 Press Reviews for what? Chicago Tribune : "The dedicatory remarks by the President will liveamong the annals of man." ...
 Lincoln’s Gettysburg address
Who, talking about what?
 JJ Thomson Electrons
 A documentary about X was made in 1996, and the filmmaker Jigar Talatirevisited him in 2006. This is what X had to say a...
Describe their claim to fame in four words.
 “Charlie Bit My Finger!”
_. _____ Group, founded in New Delhi, is one of the oldest Indiantextbook (read: guide) publishers and the largest in term...
 S. Chand
 Logik says this round is called “Hey soul siesta, take anaap!”, everybody please laugh Written round, 6 questions on st...
 Of the 47 out of 74 species, only two are named afterthe continent : Hirundo domicella and Hirundospilodera. We’ll choos...
 An arxiv paper discussing something. The velocity is chiefly dependent on the shape (circular,square), and the initial ...
 X is named after Equus caballus Y = (X/3) is named after Equus asinus Give two terms X and Y.
 Humor identification is a hard natural language understandingproblem. We identify a subproblem — the “X” problem — with t...
 Why was this otherwise-banal Phillips curve doing therounds on the Internet?
 Nicholas Taylor, IT specialist of the Web Archiving Team has thisto say about a clichéd unit of measurement. “If scienc...
 Of the 47 out of 74 species, only two are named afterthe continent : Hirundo domicella and Hirundospilodera. We’ll choos...
 Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an UnladenSwallow What do you mean, an African or European Swallow?
 An arxiv paper discussing something. The velocity is chiefly dependent on the shape (circular,square), and the initial ...
 “The physics of Stone Skipping” To calculate the number of bounces.
 X is named after Equus caballus Y = (X/3) is named after Equus asinus Give two terms X and Y.
 Horsepower (750 watts) Donkeypower (250 watts)
 Humor identification is a hard natural language understandingproblem. We identify a subproblem — the “X” problem — with t...
 Using machine learning to figure out if itsappropriate to introduce “Thats what she said!”after a given sentence.
 Why was this otherwise-banal Phillips curve doing therounds on the Internet?
 The curve looks like the map of Japan
 Nicholas Taylor, IT specialist of the Web Archiving Team has thisto say about a clichéd unit of measurement. “If scienc...
 The Library of Congress Examples “Every Six Hours, the NSA Gathers as Much Data as IsStored in the Entire Library of C...
 Consider this round as push-ups for tomorrow’sKarnataka quiz. In 1947, what is modern day Karnataka was spread over3 pr...
 Bombay Presidency – Province Madras Presidency – Province Coorg – Province (under a Chief Commissioner) Mysore Hyder...
 12 questions, 2 per team First 6 clockwise, next 6 anticlockwise +10 on direct/pass +10/-10 on pounce
The Unreal Times recently had an article about aprogramming language called ‘C-Shastri’ invented byone Balaji Rangachari, ...
Program Element C-Shastri SyntaxMain () News-from-the-center()Print () Flash-and-flash-hard()If-Then-Elseif-Else ?Do { } w...
 All four results are possible at this stage In the end, cricket is the winner
In his book "Entry from backside only: Hazaarfundas of Indian English" journalist Binu K Johntalks about a bridge in Mylap...
 Hamilton when transliterated to Tamil becameAmmultan, then got corrupted to Ambattan which isTamil for barber. Then fina...
#Typical SaiGanesh QuestionIn the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara what isthe name of the Japanese company for whomHrithik Ro...
 Nakatomi. Yes, the one from Die Hard.
In the mid 1970s certain scientists employed by the USDepartment of Energy claimed they were looking foreither bare bottom...
 bottom and beauty were the two names in contentionfor one of the third generation quark flavours i.e. theone codenamed ‘...
A former head constable with the T.N state police, hisfortunes changed in the 1980s when he was appointed headof state-run...
 Jeppiaar (of the hilarious youtube video fame) Sathyabhama University is named after MGRs mother.
Connect.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knPnX5G3PAUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmF-eYzka9w
 Bollywood songs that were flicked from Rajan-Nagendra originals
When an 18-year-old boy by name ___X___ ___Y___recited a Kannada poem written by him before an augustgathering at the 36th...
 Nissar Ahmed (saara, nissara)
The newly elected MLA from Bidar South isalso the owner of Karnataka Bulldozerscelebrity league cricket team, and a produc...
 Ashok Kheny
______ (known officially as ______ by Sara Blakely) is abillion dollar enterprise whose products specialize in"body shapin...
 SPANX
Which country’s flagchanged from theimage on top to theone below, and why?
 Macedonia Greece protested to the use of the Vergina Sun(associated with Philip and Alexander) claiming that itis exclu...
Identify the Bong.
 Radhabinod Pal (at the Tokyo Trials)
Complete the punchline.
 Written round in honour of a fine KQA/AJM pastime Teams can write up to 3 guesses for every question If first guess is...
The Beatles song
The gizmo
The kitchen utensil
Answers follow…
Helter Skelter
Walkie Talkie
Cheese Grater
Eg. This one’s called‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’
James Joyce
Molly Malone
Answers follow…
The Prick with a Stick
The Tart with a Cart
The Hags with Bags
Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremerand biologist Phil Torres spottedthis creature on one of their recentphotography tours in...
What nickname does OaklandRaiders running back DarrenMcFadden have due to hisamazing runs with the ball?
This US biologist/entomologist wasaffectionately called Prok by his students, anickname that was later picked up by hisfri...
Answers follow
Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremerand bilogost Phil Torres spottedthis creature on one of their recentphotography tours in ...
What nickname does OaklandRaiders running back DarrenMcFadden have due to hisamazing runs with the ball?
 Run DMC
This US biologist/entomologist wasaffectionately called Prok by his students, anickname that was later picked up by hisfri...
 Alfred Kinsey, one of the earliest sexologists Prok was short for Professor Kinsey
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
AJM open house 2013 consolidated 11 may 2013
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Third AJM Open House Quiz organized by the Karnataka Quiz Association.

QMs: Kaustuba, Thejaswi Udupa, Abhishek Upadhya and Varun Shenoy

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  1. 1. The Panganama edition
  2. 2.  We start with many teams We end with three We will eat and drink* and make merry*Straang filter coffee maatra
  3. 3.  8 things to identify 5 points per correct answer
  4. 4. PinealPituitaryThyroidThymusAdrenalPancreasOvariesTestes
  5. 5.  There are 9 countries in Africa whose names start withthe same letter. So, pick the right letter and list them! +5 for every correct answer
  6. 6.  Sao Tome & Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Cameroon Cape Verde CAR Chad Comoros (DR) Congo / Congo-Kinshasa Congo / Congo-Brazzaville OR Mali Mauritania Malawi Mauritius Madagascar Morocco Mozambique
  7. 7. ______, Inc. is a for-profit corporation headquartered in New YorkCity that provides higher education programs, professionaltraining courses, test preparation materials and other services inthe field of education. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of theWashington Post Company with a revenue of over $2 billion.Their model of business, however, has been severely criticized bythe U.S. Department of Education due to high student loan defaultrates, with the Secretary of Education commenting that "too manyfor-profit schools are saddling students with debt they cannotafford in exchange for degrees and certificates they cannot use."Name this organization which is known in India mainly forproviding test prep material for U.S Medical College AdmissionTest.
  8. 8.  Kaplan
  9. 9.  12 questions, 1 for each team First 6 clockwise, Next 6 anticlockwise +10 on direct/pass +10/-10 on pounce
  10. 10. Horse-drawn carts were a common form oftransport for centuries on Romanian roads.A law passed nearly 7 years ago, butenforced only recently, banned carts drawnby horses and donkeys.According to a French Politician JoseBove, what did this lead to?
  11. 11.  Why horsemeat in disguise turned up on supermarketshelves in UK, France, Sweden, etc. “Mmm, Donkey Biryani, mmm.” - Logik
  12. 12. Whose passport?
  13. 13.  Rene Magritte
  14. 14. In Stephen King’s novel 11/22/63, JakeEpping (or George Amberson as he callshimself) is in charge of producing a playfor his students. He chooses to produceone based on ‘12 Angry Men’, but renamesit ‘The Jury’. Why?
  15. 15.  Because he wanted to cast girls also
  16. 16.  #BombayStylz The year is 1972. They see The Taj’s members-only Disco“Blow up”, and decide it isn’t to their taste. The next choice“Slip Disc” at Colaba, looked promising except that theguard at the door wouldn’t let them in. The disco had a “noentry for hippies” policy and the three, with their long hair,definitely looked like hippies. Soon enough there was a buzz as the owner of the discoRamzan Patel was seen talking to them. Word spread fastand many rushed to the payphone to tell their friends tocome to Slip Disc as soon as they could. What event is this describing?
  17. 17.  LedZep’s (3rd ) Bombay Visit
  18. 18. Whose statue inthe background?One extra coffee toanyone who canexplain what Logikis attempting.
  19. 19.  Otto von Bismarck
  20. 20. Somethingthat also faintlyfeatured in theLondon OlympicsOpeningceremony.What is beingtalked about?
  21. 21.  Materialisation/Dematerialisation of the TARDIS
  22. 22.  #PuneStylz X on two separate occasions has insisted that the Y’s initial price wasjust a coincidence, and that they did not even know the number hadreligious implications. Unfortunately for X he cannot keep his storystraight. “I simply like triple digit numbers with all the things I’m involved with,the cost of making it was around $540 or there a bouts and we agreedon the best markup, retail price above the cost of building it, whichworked out to a number. Z then tacked on the cents to make it an eye-catcher price for the ads with the sale and promotion publications of itto the public.” “I was into repeating digits, and then we came up - Z worked a deal tosell his computers wholesale price to the store for $500 bucks. whatshould the retail be? Add a third on. that puts it at about this number,because its all one digit, to me thats just an easier way to type.” X, Y, Z. Or X, Z (people) and funda
  23. 23.  X – Steve Jobs Y – Apple 1 Z – Steve Wozniak Funda – Price of Apple 1 was $666.66
  24. 24.  Press Reviews for what? Chicago Tribune : "The dedicatory remarks by the President will liveamong the annals of man." Chicago Times : “The cheeks of every American must tingle withshame as he reads the silly, flat, and dishwatery utterances.” Harrisburg Patriot and Union : “We pass over the silly remarks of thePresident; for the credit of the Nation we are willing that the veil ofoblivion shall be dropped over them and that they shall no more berepeated or thought of.”
  25. 25.  Lincoln’s Gettysburg address
  26. 26. Who, talking about what?
  27. 27.  JJ Thomson Electrons
  28. 28.  A documentary about X was made in 1996, and the filmmaker Jigar Talatirevisited him in 2006. This is what X had to say about a question. Filmmaker: “How do you feel about it? Can you talk about it a bit?” X: “I’m hoping it’s the last time I’m going to do it. It is an encore piece, so it’snot like it’s a part of my act right now. I’d love to retire it, but it’s up to the fans.”---------------------------------------- Paraphrasing X’s reply in an interview with Prannoy Roy about the samequestion. Prannoy Roy: “But, did he really say that, to you?” X: “No, but I’ll tell you where it really came from. In Canada, I used to DJ. Theyused to have these daytime dances in the early 90s because Indian Parents usedto be strict about sending kids out during the nighttime, and there were alwaysfights at these dances. It was never really fights, but these “Indian fights”. Iused to box, so whenever there was a fight I would watch. Some village kidsfrom the “Pind” would intervene and say “Hey, nobody fight today ok, or ___________ ___ _____ _____ ____ ”” Who talking about what?
  29. 29. Describe their claim to fame in four words.
  30. 30.  “Charlie Bit My Finger!”
  31. 31. _. _____ Group, founded in New Delhi, is one of the oldest Indiantextbook (read: guide) publishers and the largest in terms of thenumber of books sold. They mainly cater to the needs of CBSE andISCE students providing them with books that ‘offers knowledgebeyond regular classroom teaching.’ In 2012 the organization wascriticised for publishing a health textbook aimed at 11 and 12 yearolds, entitled "New Healthway", which said that people who eatmeat "easily cheat, lie, forget promises and commit sex crimes". Italso described Eskimos as "lazy, sluggish and short-lived" becauseof their diet being based on meat. The Indian government,however, has declined to act because it regards selection oftextbooks as the schools own choice.Name the publisher who in the 1980s, also published comic bookslike Chitra Bharti Kathamala for kids.
  32. 32.  S. Chand
  33. 33.  Logik says this round is called “Hey soul siesta, take anaap!”, everybody please laugh Written round, 6 questions on strange/quirkymeasurements/calculations +15 if 1-3 teams get it +10 if 4-6 teams get it +5 if 7-9 teams get it
  34. 34.  Of the 47 out of 74 species, only two are named afterthe continent : Hirundo domicella and Hirundospilodera. We’ll choose Hirundo spilodera for thisstudy. Kinematic data for Hirundo spilodera was difficult tofind, but the other contender from a differentcontinent: Hirundo rustica has been studiedintensively, and kinematic data for that species wasreadily available. After doing some complicated mathematics we arriveat a number of 11 meters per second, or 24 miles anhour.
  35. 35.  An arxiv paper discussing something. The velocity is chiefly dependent on the shape (circular,square), and the initial spin provided. The number can be calculated thusly. What?
  36. 36.  X is named after Equus caballus Y = (X/3) is named after Equus asinus Give two terms X and Y.
  37. 37.  Humor identification is a hard natural language understandingproblem. We identify a subproblem — the “X” problem — with twodistinguishing characteristics: (1) use of nouns that are euphemismsfor sexually explicit nouns and (2) structure common in the eroticdomain. We address this problem in a classification approach thatincludes features that model those two characteristics. Experiments onweb data demonstrate that our approach improves precision by 12%over baseline techniques that use only word-based features. A “X” joke is a type of double entendre. We define three functions to measure how closely related a noun, anadjective, and a verb phrase are to the erotica domain. Noun sexiness function NS(n), Adjective sexiness function AS(a),Verb sexiness function VS(v) What does this paper claim a Machine Learning approach for? <detailed summary on the next slide>
  38. 38.  Why was this otherwise-banal Phillips curve doing therounds on the Internet?
  39. 39.  Nicholas Taylor, IT specialist of the Web Archiving Team has thisto say about a clichéd unit of measurement. “If science reporters, IT industry pundits and digital storage andnetwork infrastructure purveyors are to be believed, devices arebeing lab-tested even now that can store all of the data in the Xor transmit it over a network in mere moments. To this list of improbable claims, I’d like to add another: by themost conservative estimates, I transfer more than a X’ worth ofdata to the X every month.”-------------------------- One insider had this to say: “While it is certainly flattering that the X is used as a typicalbenchmark against which others measure their content or datacapacity, we would do well to take these claims with at least ashaker of salt. We are far “bigger” than many of them mightthink.”
  40. 40.  Of the 47 out of 74 species, only two are named afterthe continent : Hirundo domicella and Hirundospilodera. We’ll choose Hirundo spilodera for thisstudy. Kinematic data for Hirundo spilodera was difficult tofind, but the other contender from a differentcontinent: Hirundo rustica has been studiedintensively, and kinematic data for that species wasreadily available. After doing some complicated mathematics we arriveat a number of 11 meters per second, or 24 miles anhour.
  41. 41.  Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an UnladenSwallow What do you mean, an African or European Swallow?
  42. 42.  An arxiv paper discussing something. The velocity is chiefly dependent on the shape (circular,square), and the initial spin provided. The number can be calculated thusly. What?
  43. 43.  “The physics of Stone Skipping” To calculate the number of bounces.
  44. 44.  X is named after Equus caballus Y = (X/3) is named after Equus asinus Give two terms X and Y.
  45. 45.  Horsepower (750 watts) Donkeypower (250 watts)
  46. 46.  Humor identification is a hard natural language understandingproblem. We identify a subproblem — the “X” problem — with twodistinguishing characteristics: (1) use of nouns that are euphemismsfor sexually explicit nouns and (2) structure common in the eroticdomain. We address this problem in a classification approach thatincludes features that model those two characteristics. Experiments onweb data demonstrate that our approach improves precision by 12%over baseline techniques that use only word-based features. A “X” joke is a type of double entendre. We define three functions to measure how closely related a noun, anadjective, and a verb phrase are to the erotica domain. Noun sexiness function NS(n), Adjective sexiness function AS(a),Verb sexiness function VS(v) What does this paper claim a Machine Learning approach for? <detailed summary on the next slide>
  47. 47.  Using machine learning to figure out if itsappropriate to introduce “Thats what she said!”after a given sentence.
  48. 48.  Why was this otherwise-banal Phillips curve doing therounds on the Internet?
  49. 49.  The curve looks like the map of Japan
  50. 50.  Nicholas Taylor, IT specialist of the Web Archiving Team has thisto say about a clichéd unit of measurement. “If science reporters, IT industry pundits and digital storage andnetwork infrastructure purveyors are to be believed, devices arebeing lab-tested even now that can store all of the data in the Xor transmit it over a network in mere moments. To this list of improbable claims, I’d like to add another: by themost conservative estimates, I transfer more than a X’ worth ofdata to the X every month.”-------------------------- One insider had this to say: “While it is certainly flattering that the X is used as a typicalbenchmark against which others measure their content or datacapacity, we would do well to take these claims with at least ashaker of salt. We are far “bigger” than many of them mightthink.”
  51. 51.  The Library of Congress Examples “Every Six Hours, the NSA Gathers as Much Data as IsStored in the Entire Library of Congress.” “Facebook’s photo collection has a staggering 140billion photos, that’s over 10,000 times larger than theLibrary of Congress.” “The [Honeywell India Technology] centre stores some32 terabytes (32,768 GB) of data. That’s five times morethan the world’s largest library – the US Library ofCongress.”
  52. 52.  Consider this round as push-ups for tomorrow’sKarnataka quiz. In 1947, what is modern day Karnataka was spread over3 provinces and 14 princely states! 3 points for each province, 6 points for each princelystate identified correctly
  53. 53.  Bombay Presidency – Province Madras Presidency – Province Coorg – Province (under a Chief Commissioner) Mysore Hyderabad Kolhapur Sangli Miraj (Senior and Junior) Kurandawad (Senior and Junior) Jamakhandi Mudhol Ramadurg Jath Akkalkot Aundh Savanur Sandur
  54. 54.  12 questions, 2 per team First 6 clockwise, next 6 anticlockwise +10 on direct/pass +10/-10 on pounce
  55. 55. The Unreal Times recently had an article about aprogramming language called ‘C-Shastri’ invented byone Balaji Rangachari, a 3rd year student at IIT-Madras.The language uses popular cricket commentator RaviShastri’s cliches as syntax for complex programmingconstructs. Given below are a set of C-Shastri keywordsfor traditional programming commands. Some of themhave the corresponding shastri cliche blanked out. Fillthem up
  56. 56. Program Element C-Shastri SyntaxMain () News-from-the-center()Print () Flash-and-flash-hard()If-Then-Elseif-Else ?Do { } while Do { } Just-what-the-doctor-orderedInfinite loop Give-it-the-kitchen-sinkBreak (or any exit loop) statement Take-the-aerial-routeAssigning value of X to Y X gave Y the-full-montyDefining a variable (eg: integer x) AAAND….x is TAKEN!X++X is doing-it-in-singlesX = X + 2X is running-hard-for-the-2ndX = X + 4X is dealing-in-boundaries-hereEnd Statement ?
  57. 57.  All four results are possible at this stage In the end, cricket is the winner
  58. 58. In his book "Entry from backside only: Hazaarfundas of Indian English" journalist Binu K Johntalks about a bridge in Mylapore area in Chennaiwhose original name was Hamilton Bridge.Today it is known as Barber bridge. As per thebook, how did this metamorphosis happen?
  59. 59.  Hamilton when transliterated to Tamil becameAmmultan, then got corrupted to Ambattan which isTamil for barber. Then finally got translated back toEnglish, becoming Barber Bridge
  60. 60. #Typical SaiGanesh QuestionIn the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara what isthe name of the Japanese company for whomHrithik Roshan is trying to clinch an importantdeal? (He mentions this while having anargument with his ex wife in the movie)
  61. 61.  Nakatomi. Yes, the one from Die Hard.
  62. 62. In the mid 1970s certain scientists employed by the USDepartment of Energy claimed they were looking foreither bare bottoms or naked beauties to help themwith their research on finding some new flavours. Thesearch was serious and they finally found one in 1978.Today there is an entire factory called the beauty factorythat produces a large number of these bottoms forresearch purposes. In lazy quiz master parlance, putfunda
  63. 63.  bottom and beauty were the two names in contentionfor one of the third generation quark flavours i.e. theone codenamed ‘b’. And because this quark wasdifficult to be produced in its undisguised form (theyalways came as a quark-antiquark pair) they claimedthey were looking for either ‘bare bottoms’ or ‘nakedbeauties’. Scientists at Fermilab, by the way
  64. 64. A former head constable with the T.N state police, hisfortunes changed in the 1980s when he was appointed headof state-run utility Metrowater by erstwhile chief minister MG Ramachandran .Today the trust he heads is by far thebiggest land owner in the state. According to an article in theTOI the trust holds land worth close to Rs 10,000 crore, anamount large enough to bridge Tamil Nadus fiscal deficit.Who is he? How has he paid homage to his political roots inhis new line of business?Clue: Since it is a trust that runs the business, it is seeminglynon-profit in nature, and also one that requires large tracts ofland
  65. 65.  Jeppiaar (of the hilarious youtube video fame) Sathyabhama University is named after MGRs mother.
  66. 66. Connect.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knPnX5G3PAUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmF-eYzka9w
  67. 67.  Bollywood songs that were flicked from Rajan-Nagendra originals
  68. 68. When an 18-year-old boy by name ___X___ ___Y___recited a Kannada poem written by him before an augustgathering at the 36th All-India Kannada SahityaSammelan held at Kumta in 1954, Dr. Da.Ra.Bendre issaid to have remarked: "He is not X (meaning lacking inessence or life) but he made his ego and contempt X ashe is full of !X (roughly meaning full of life and energy)."XY?
  69. 69.  Nissar Ahmed (saara, nissara)
  70. 70. The newly elected MLA from Bidar South isalso the owner of Karnataka Bulldozerscelebrity league cricket team, and a producer ofHindi and Kannada films under the bannerAKK Entertainment. Who is this multifacetedentrepreneur who also claims to be theinspiration behind Rajnikanth starrer Shivaji?
  71. 71.  Ashok Kheny
  72. 72. ______ (known officially as ______ by Sara Blakely) is abillion dollar enterprise whose products specialize in"body shaping“ i.e. intended to give the consumer ashapely appearance by temporarily altering the bodyshape. The company received a huge marketing boostafter being endorsed by Oprah Winfrey on her show andis now a generic name for body shapers. What companywhose name makes it seem like the owner is aprofessional dominatrix?
  73. 73.  SPANX
  74. 74. Which country’s flagchanged from theimage on top to theone below, and why?
  75. 75.  Macedonia Greece protested to the use of the Vergina Sun(associated with Philip and Alexander) claiming that itis exclusively Greek
  76. 76. Identify the Bong.
  77. 77.  Radhabinod Pal (at the Tokyo Trials)
  78. 78. Complete the punchline.
  79. 79.  Written round in honour of a fine KQA/AJM pastime Teams can write up to 3 guesses for every question If first guess is right +15 If second guess is right +10 If third guess is right +5
  80. 80. The Beatles song
  81. 81. The gizmo
  82. 82. The kitchen utensil
  83. 83. Answers follow…
  84. 84. Helter Skelter
  85. 85. Walkie Talkie
  86. 86. Cheese Grater
  87. 87. Eg. This one’s called‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’
  88. 88. James Joyce
  89. 89. Molly Malone
  90. 90. Answers follow…
  91. 91. The Prick with a Stick
  92. 92. The Tart with a Cart
  93. 93. The Hags with Bags
  94. 94. Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremerand biologist Phil Torres spottedthis creature on one of their recentphotography tours in the Amazon.It was later found to be a flannelmoth caterpillar that is mainlyfound in Mexico, Southern US andCentral America and not known toexist in the Amazon. What wasalso a first is the blonde colour ofthe caterpillar. Although itsscientific name is Megalopygeopercularis what is it known ascolloquially owing to itsresemblance to a big-wig?
  95. 95. What nickname does OaklandRaiders running back DarrenMcFadden have due to hisamazing runs with the ball?
  96. 96. This US biologist/entomologist wasaffectionately called Prok by his students, anickname that was later picked up by hisfriends and family as well. He went on toachieve fame (infamy during his time) forhis pioneering work in a different area.Who?
  97. 97. Answers follow
  98. 98. Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremerand bilogost Phil Torres spottedthis creature on one of their recentphotography tours in the Amazon.It was later found to be a flannelmoth caterpillar that is mainlyfound in Mexico, Southern US andCentral America and not known toexist in the Amazon. What wasalso a first is the blonde colour ofthe caterpillar. Although itsscientific name is Megalopygeopercularis what is it known ascolloquially owing to itsresemblance to a big-wig?
  99. 99. What nickname does OaklandRaiders running back DarrenMcFadden have due to hisamazing runs with the ball?
  100. 100.  Run DMC
  101. 101. This US biologist/entomologist wasaffectionately called Prok by his students, anickname that was later picked up by hisfriends and family as well. He went on toachieve fame (infamy during his time) forhis pioneering work in a different area.Who?
  102. 102.  Alfred Kinsey, one of the earliest sexologists Prok was short for Professor Kinsey
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