What is so special about this publication?
In 1661 Robert Boyle published The Sceptical Chymist in which he
argued that matter was composed of various combinations of
different "corpuscules" or atoms, rather than the classical
elements of air, earth, fire and water.
X was an administrator of the Ferme Générale and a powerful
member of a number of other aristocratic councils. All of these
political and economic activities enabled him to fund his scientific
research. At the height of the French Revolution, he was accused by
Jean-Paul Marat of selling adulterated tobacco and of other crimes,
and was eventually guillotined a year after Marat's death. Benjamin
Franklin was familiar with X, as they were both members of the
"Benjamin Franklin inquiries" into Mesmer and animal magnetism.
Who is X?
The simplest one.
Founded in November 1660 it is a learned society for science,
and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence. There
are currently 1,314 Fellows who are allowed to use the
postnominal title FRS. It’s motto, Nullius in verba, is Latin for
"Take nobody's word for it". It was adopted to signify the
Fellows' determination to establish facts via experiments and
comes from Horace's Epistles. What are we talking about?
This phenomenon is named after the Austrian physicist , who
proposed it in 1842 that it is the change in frequency of
a wave for an observer moving relative to its source. It is
commonly heard when a vehicle sounding a siren or horn
approaches, passes, and recedes from an observer. The
received frequency is higher during the approach, it is identical
at the instant of passing by, and it is lower during the recession.
Its IUPAC name is 2-Oxo-L-threo-hexono-1,4-lactone-2,3-enediol.
It is also known as ascorbic acid. In 1747 James Lind, a British
Royal Navy found a unique way of preventing a disease if this
was taken. What are we referring to?
The concept of X was first introduced by Danish chemist Søren
Peder Lauritz Sørensen at the Carlsberg Laboratory in 1909 and
revised to the modern X in 1924 to accommodate definitions and
measurements in terms of electrochemical cells. What is X?
Le marchand de la mort est mort.
The first is a French newspaper article which read ‘The Merchant
of Dead is Dead’, a misleading article which said that Nobel had
died. It made him think and this led to him creating the Nobel
The second is the logo of Akzo Nobel.
The third is the chemical element Nobelium, named in his honour.
Which biological word was
first described in this book?
The work ‘Micrographia’ is the work of Robert Hooke who
mentioned the word cell in it.
The Manhattan Project.
It was the project which developed the atomic bomb during the
Second World War.
The people are associated with the Project.
Robert J. Oppenheimer
The last is the shoulder patch which was adopted by the people
who worked on it.
A person X, rushed into the Eagle Pub on an uneventful day in
February 1953 and remarked, “We have discovered the secret
of life”. What was X referring to and Identify him.
The person is Francis Crick and he was referring to the
discovery of the structure of DNA.
What was first introduced to
the West through this
publication named Liber Abaci.
The author of this work is also
credited to having introduced
the Hindu-Arabic number
series to the West. Here I am
not looking for the name of the
author but of the other
‘significant’ thing which was
The Fibonacci Series
The author is Leonardo Pisano Bigollo also known as Leonardo
This is the logo of which organization?
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
This first appeared in 1946, at the University of California. At
the time, it was rendered as magenta, and was set on
a blue background. The modern version used in the U.S. is
magenta against a yellow background, and it is drawn with a
central circle of radius R, an internal radius of 1.5R and an
external radius of 5R for the blades, which are separated from
each other by 60°. What is being referred here?
The international hazard symbol (trefoil).
With whom would you relate these
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
The second photo is that of the Heinrich-Hertz-Turm radio
telecommunication tower in Hamburg named after him.
“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He
does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken
up. His work is like that of the planter - for the future. His duty
is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point
the way. He lives and labors and hopes.”
Who said this famous quote?
CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research)
The first photo is that of the member states of CERN.
The second one is it’s logo.
The third is that of Rolf Dieter Heur, the current director-general