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  1. 1. QUI EST? Jyotesh Singh
  2. 2. RULES 1. All questions on Infinite Pounce 2. +10/0 normally, +10/-5 pounce 3. Pounces are a limited period offer only 4. No bargaining 5. Bapuji Rule (twice in whole quiz), Sister Rule (twice per QM) 6. There is no Rule #6 7. The titles may or may not hint at the answer 8. If you don‟t like the question – it‟s nothing personal, it‟s just business 9. If you don‟t like the rules, refer Rule #10 10. QM is God
  3. 3. BAPUJI RULE • “Bapuji: (noun) An honorific given to the late Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi by (mostly) people of Indian origin. Literally translates to Dear Father “ • Bapuji Rule: A quizzing rule (twice in whole quiz) which works as follows: • Direct Question to Team X who have no chance of answering it (a la no chance of fighting the British). • Bapuji rule (satyagraha) = alternative to "pass" (i.e. violence). • Passing would cost them that chance of answering on the bounce, without risk of negative. • Invoke the Bapuji Rule. Question continues as it should (because non violence works slowly) but the next question will, no matter where the previous one was answered, be direct to Team X (like one of the RTCs). • Therefore, non-violence will only give you opportunities, you must make the most of them yourself
  4. 4. SISTER RULE • 1 bonus question (direct to nobody) in each QM‟s round • Those teams that choose to go for it answer it in written for a +10/0. • Only those that correctly answer it get a chance to answer a related question for +20/-20. (again written style) • Lowest Scoring team in the previous round selects when to ask for this question (except 1st round in which it is at the end)
  6. 6. ROUND RULES • Simpsons couch gags refer some American pop cultural item (D‟uh). Identify • Siri responses to pop cultural questions (blanked out). Again, id/give fundae. • They are all (mostly) easy (and harmless), so
  7. 7. Q1. PLANET OF THE APES • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv5E2qF6T-o
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  9. 9. A1 • King Kong it is!
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  12. 12. A2. ASIMOV‟S LAWS 3
  13. 13. Q3. I CAN‟T DO THAT
  14. 14. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  15. 15. A3. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
  16. 16. Q4. TELL ME I‟M DREAMING • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSAQnJYmnfI
  17. 17. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  18. 18. A4 • Dr. Sigmund Freud
  19. 19. AUDIENCE QUESTION • Identify the artist homage in this simpson couch gag
  20. 20. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  21. 21. AUDIENCE QUESTION ANSWER • MC Esher (“Relativity”)
  22. 22. Q5. LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=292JRovuz7A
  23. 23. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  24. 24. A5 • Finding Nemo
  25. 25. Q6. THE DOCTOR?
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  27. 27. A6
  28. 28. Q7. ALL YOUR BASE ARE ....BASE 10? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kDZC4hpto0
  29. 29. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  30. 30. A7 • The science documentaries “Powers of Ten”
  31. 31. Q8. A WEE BIT OF TROUBLE
  32. 32. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  33. 33. A8 • Star Trek
  34. 34. Q9. „OW ABOUT A BYTE? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ2p3I2nMpw
  35. 35. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  36. 36. A9 • Lunch atop a skyscraper
  38. 38. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  39. 39. A10 • Mary Poppins
  40. 40. SISTER*. IT‟S… • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je74Eg3zt78
  41. 41. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  42. 42. SISTER* • Monty Python‟s Flying Circus
  43. 43. SISTER QUESTION • One famous Monty Python sketch inverts the usual crime methodology to show gangs of old women attacking “defenceless, fit, young men”. It mirrors the bike gang violence with the victim youth actually wearing leather jackets and chains like typical bikers although it is the old women that drive the bikes. There are references to “used to be a nice neighbourhood until… Don‟t even dare going to the shops… they shove you off the pavement… 4 or 5 of them” and loafing, teasing women, vandalism, driving their bike‟s to loot stores etc. What name, reflecting the real world crime they parody was given to this old women‟s gangs. Or, what was the real world inspiration for the name?
  44. 44. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  45. 45. A. SISTER • Hell‟s Grannies from Hell‟s Angels
  46. 46. “ ” Here There Be An Accounting of Scores…
  48. 48. ROUND RULES • The plain vanilla bread and butter of all quizzers • +10/0 usual, +10/-5 pounce • Round Reversal • Dig in!
  49. 49. Q11. YOU THINK HE‟D HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO FALL IN LOVE • X is chanting (rather flatly) the Bohemian Rhapsody for an American idol audition, yet the judges are praising him. His sad back story is maybe what moved them. He tells a tall tale where he got famous and subsequently became popular with the ladies, found his “the one”, before she ditched him, leaving him in charge of the baby. He wants to prove himself with this audition. Who is this audacious famous “singer”? (AUDIO REMOVED)
  50. 50. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  51. 51. A11. THIS DIDN‟T ACTUALLY HAPPEN! • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLH8ZNkv3Zs
  52. 52. AUDIENCE QUESTION • This passage from Macbeth on the actions of a hung- over porter are thought to be one possible origin of what? • (knocking off stage) Who's there, i' th' name of Beelzebub? Here's a farmer that hanged himself on the expectation of plenty. Come in time, have napkins enough about you, here you'll sweat for 't. • (more knocking off stage) Who's there, in th' other devil's name? Faith, here's an equivocator that could swear in both the scales against either scale, who committed treason enough for God's sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven. O, come in, equivocator.
  53. 53. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  54. 54. AUDIENCE QUESTION ANSWER • Knock Knock Jokes
  55. 55. Q12. THE ECCENTRIC OFFER YOU CAN‟T REFUSE • Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty _________ that rise from that plain. And no sooner did ____ ________see them that he said to his _____, "Fortune is guiding our affairs better than we ourselves could have wished. Do you see over yonder, friend ______, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them. With their spoils we shall begin to be rich for this is a righteous war and the removal of so foul a brood from off the face of the earth is a service God will bless.” • “What giants?" asked _____ _______. • "Those you see over there," replied _______, "with their long arms. Some of them have arms well nigh two leagues in length.”
  56. 56. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  57. 57. A12 • Don Quixote against the windmills
  58. 58. Q13. AHOY THERE, FLATTOPS!
  59. 59. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  60. 60. A13 • Original names for the three foreign origin aircraft carriers in the Indian Navy – • Baku or Admiral Gorshkov for INS Vikramaditya • HMS Hermes for INS Viraat • HMS Hercules for INS Vikrant (the old one)
  61. 61. Q14. XKCD TIME!
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  63. 63. A14
  64. 64. Q15. CAN YOU HOLD YOUR ALCOHOL? • Id and give fundae
  65. 65. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  66. 66. A15 • Pythagorean Cup (or Tantalus Cup) to check amount of drink in the glass
  67. 67. AUDIENCE QUESTION • A ________ ________ is a German pastry made from sweet dough fried, with a sweet filling and usually icing or sugar on top. However, it is better known to the world outside as a result of a hilarious rumour targeted at a US President.
  68. 68. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  69. 69. AUDIENCE QUESTION ANSWER • Berliner Pfannkuchen “Ich bin ein Berliner”
  70. 70. Q16. IN THE HEART OF THE OCEAN • The USS Thresher was an American Nuclear submarine that sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean during deep- diving tests 220 miles east of Boston, on 10 April 1963. • The USS Scorpion was another American Nuclear Submarine that was declared lost in the Atlantic on 5 June 1968. • Although both these wrecks were examined (to an extent) by the bathyscaphes Trieste and Trieste II respectively, the US Navy wanted a secret mission (since the Cold war was ongoing) to collect data and photographs on the same, under the command of Commander Robert Ballard. What was the cover story used for this mission?
  71. 71. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  72. 72. A16 • The search for the Titanic
  73. 73. Q17.THEY ARE CRAZY • This “literary” practice seems to have its origin in the string /riks/ which consists of two morphemes /rik/ or “king” and /s/ which was used as “nominative singular case”. • The literary practice honours historical precedence. Indeed, it may be called as the Celtic variant of the Latin rex, whose stem is /reg/ • However, as is obvious from the obfuscating discourse above, this string was used only for royalty and nobility, such as chieftains and warlords, something that the aforementioned “literary” practice violates. What practice?
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  75. 75. A17 • All names in Asterix ending with –ix in honour of Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix.
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  78. 78. A18 • Kantrowitz Limit is in the as the limit where the Hyperloop starts behaving like a Syringe
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  81. 81. SISTER • Map of the Dead – highlights places to be and places to avoid in case of a Zombie Apocalypse
  82. 82. Q. SISTER • X literally means “revelation / lifting of the veil” from its original Greek. • Its general sense in Middle English was "insight, vision, hallucination” • In Biblical accounts of revelations the manner of the revelation and its reception is generally described. According to the Book of Daniel, after a long period of fasting, Daniel is standing by a river when a heavenly being appears to him, and the revelation follows. The association of revelations with God‟s Kingdom lead to the modern sense of the word.
  83. 83. “ ” Here There Be An Answer
  84. 84. A. SISTER • Apocalypse