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Kriti Scitech Quiz

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Inter Hostel Scitech Quiz conducted during Kriti 2018, by Aditya Parashar at IIT Guwahati.

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Kriti Scitech Quiz

  1. 1. KRITI SCI- TECH Aditya Parashar
  2. 2. PRELIMS  The Prelims contain 18 Questions, worth a total of 26 points.  Each Question carries 1 point unless otherwise specified.  There is an audience round at the end of questions for main teams. Audience team has to have a minimum of 5 members in order to be eligible to participate.  Prelims score will be carried forward, multiplied by a factor of 5.  Eight teams in the finals.  Quizmaster’s decision is final, any discussions or confusions are cordially welcome at the end of the Quiz.  Googling is not allowed to be done by any of the teams, if found will lead to straight disqualification at any stage in the Quiz.
  3. 3. 1. WHOSE LOGO?
  4. 4. 2 A X Y is a decorative novelty item, invented in 1963 by British accountant Edward Craven Walker. The Y consists of a bolus of a special coloured wax mixture inside a glass vessel the remainder of which contains clear or translucent liquid; the vessel is then placed on a box containing an incandescent light bulb whose heat causes temporary reductions in the density and viscosity of the wax. The warmed wax rises through the surrounding liquid, cools, loses its buoyancy, and falls back to the bottom of the vessel in a cycle that is visually suggestive of pāhoehoe X, hence the name. The Ys are designed in a variety of styles and colours. X Y ? (alliterative) Images follow.
  5. 5. 3 An A occurs when an apparently larger body passes in front of an apparently smaller one. A B occurs when a smaller body passes in front of a larger one. A C occurs when a body totally or partially disappears from view, either by an A or by passing into the shadow of another body. A, B, C(1+1+1)?
  6. 6. 4. WHICH TERM? The first use of the term is generally attributed to Signetics in 1972. Signetics published some Z literature as the result of an inside practical joke, which is frequently referenced within the electronics industry, a staple of software engineering lexicons, and included in collections of the best hoaxes. The concept is most often used as a joke or a euphemism for a failed memory device. The datasheet was created "as a lark" by Signetics engineer John G ‘Jack’ Curtis and was inspired by a fictitious and humorous vacuum tube datasheet from the 1940s. It was seen as "an icebreaker" and was deliberately included in the Signetics catalog. Z?
  7. 7. 5. WHAT HAS BEEN BLACKED? James W. Black synthesised ___________(11), the first beta blocker which became the world's best- selling drug. ___________(11), is sold under the brand name Inderal among others. It is used to treat high blood pressure, a number of types of irregular heart rate, performance anxiety and migraine headaches. In India it is marketed under brand names such as Ciplar and Ciplar LA by Cipla.
  8. 8. 6 Toru Iwatani originally named the game X as a reference to the main character's hockey puck shape. Later in 1980, the game was picked up for manufacture in the United States by Bally division Midway, which changed the game's name from X to Y. X, Y? What was the reason for the name change?
  9. 9. 7. BOTH THE BLANKS?
  10. 10. 8 X from Ancient Greek τάξις , meaning 'arrangement', and -νομία , meaning 'method' is the science of defining and naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics. Organisms are grouped together into ____ and these groups are given a rank; groups of a given rank can be aggregated to form a super-group of higher rank, thus creating a Xic hierarchy. X?
  11. 11. 9 Since 1972 when it was implemented 27 of these have been added, with the latest addition done on December 31st 2016. What?
  12. 12. 10. Thought to be the first time the director gave permission for his work to be re- used, A's 1999 website advertisement "It was a bug, Dave" was made by meticulously recreating the appearance of B from the movie. Launched during the era of concerns over Y2K bugs, the ad implied that B's weird behavior was caused by a Y2K bug, before driving home the point that "only C was designed to function perfectly". A,B and C?
  13. 13. 11. Funda or what has been blanked out? ?(medal tally of a rowing event at Beijing Olympics)
  14. 14. 12. A laser that produces light by itself is technically an optical oscillator rather than an optical amplifier as suggested by the acronym. It has been humorously noted that the acronym _____, for , would have been more correct. With the widespread use of the original acronym as a common noun, optical amplifiers have come to be referred to as "laser amplifiers", notwithstanding the apparent redundancy in that designation. Blank?
  15. 15. 13. X held the record for quite sometime, even after his death in 1931. In 2003 he was surpassed by a Japanese Shunpei Yamazaki. On February 26, 2008 Yamazaki was passed by an Australian Kia Silverbrook. Yamazaki again passed Silverbrook in 2017. Who is X and what record is being talked about?(1+1)
  16. 16. 14 What is this an early(1580 AD) description of? "It is possible to make a _____ that may goe under the _____ unto the bottome, and so to come up again at your pleasure. [If] Any magnitude of body that is in the _____ . . . having alwaies but one weight, may be made bigger or lesser, then it Shall swimme when you would, and sinke when you list . . . ."
  17. 17. 15. WHAT HAS BEEN BLACKED?
  18. 18. 16. He lived in Waldorf-Astoria before shifting to The New Yorker Hotel where he spent the last decade of his life. Today, Room No 3327 and 3328, have been marked as the “Room” and “Library” of this Yugoslavia born scientist. You can also take a 3D tour of his room and library courtesy Matterport. His study contained a safe where he used to keep his research papers, some of them master plans which were stolen after his death. Visuals of the plaque outside The New Yorker dedicated to this scientist on the next slide. Identify this man. (image follows)
  19. 19. 17. When the first product by X was launched in 1976, many people believed it was Satanic and didn’t want to buy it. This superstition was based on the price-tag of the product. When the co-founder was asked about it he said he just liked repeating digits and the markup was 1/3rd the actual cost. He insists that he didn’t know about its religious implications. The product was recently auctioned at $905,000/-. What am I talking about?
  20. 20. 18. I came in with X in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with X. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’ The speaker died in 1910, a day after X ‘arrived’ . X and who is the speaker?(1+1)
  21. 21. AUDIENCE ROUND Identify the scientists in their Valentine Day cards, in the following images. Need complete names only first names/surnames won’t do. +1 for each correct,+5 for full house.
  22. 22. 1.
  23. 23. 2.
  24. 24. 3.
  25. 25. 4.
  26. 26. 5.
  27. 27. 6.
  28. 28. 7.
  29. 29. 8.
  30. 30. ANSWERS
  31. 31. 1. WHOSE LOGO?
  32. 32. 1.
  33. 33. 2 A X Y is a decorative novelty item, invented in 1963 by British accountant Edward Craven Walker. The ____ consists of a bolus of a special coloured wax mixture inside a glass vessel the remainder of which contains clear or translucent liquid; the vessel is then placed on a box containing an incandescent light bulb whose heat causes temporary reductions in the density and viscosity of the wax. The warmed wax rises through the surrounding liquid, cools, loses its buoyancy, and falls back to the bottom of the vessel in a cycle that is visually suggestive of pāhoehoe X, hence the name. The Ys are designed in a variety of styles and colours. X Y ? (alliterative) Images follow.
  34. 34. 2. LAVA LAMP
  35. 35. 3 An A occurs when an apparently larger body passes in front of an apparently smaller one. A B occurs when a smaller body passes in front of a larger one. A C occurs when a body totally or partially disappears from view, either by an A or by passing into the shadow of another body. A, B, C(1+1+1)?
  36. 36. 3. A, OCCULTATION; B, TRANSIT; C, ECLIPSE
  37. 37. 4. WHICH TERM? The first use of the term is generally attributed to Signetics in 1972. Signetics published some Z literature as the result of an inside practical joke, which is frequently referenced within the electronics industry, a staple of software engineering lexicons, and included in collections of the best hoaxes. The concept is most often used as a joke or a euphemism for a failed memory device. The datasheet was created "as a lark" by Signetics engineer John G ‘Jack’ Curtis and was inspired by a fictitious and humorous vacuum tube datasheet from the 1940s. It was seen as "an icebreaker" and was deliberately included in the Signetics catalog. Z?
  38. 38. 4. WRITE ONLY MEMORY
  39. 39. 5. WHAT HAS BEEN BLACKED? James W. Black synthesised ___________(11), the first beta blocker which became the world's best- selling drug. ___________(11), is sold under the brand name Inderal among others. It is used to treat high blood pressure, a number of types of irregular heart rate, performance anxiety and migraine headaches. In India it is marketed under brand names such as Ciplar and Ciplar LA by Cipla.
  40. 40. 5. PROPRANOLOL
  41. 41. 6 Toru Iwatani originally named the game X as a reference to the main character's hockey puck shape. Later in 1980, the game was picked up for manufacture in the United States by Bally division Midway, which changed the game's name from X to Y. X, Y? What was the reason for the name change?
  42. 42. 6. X, PUCK-MAN;Y,PAC-MAN; FEARED P -> F
  43. 43. 7. BOTH THE BLANKS?(1+1)
  44. 44. 7. MOORE,INTEL
  45. 45. 8. X from Ancient Greek τάξις , meaning 'arrangement', and -νομία , meaning 'method' is the science of defining and naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics. Organisms are grouped together into ____ and these groups are given a rank; groups of a given rank can be aggregated to form a super-group of higher rank, thus creating a Xic hierarchy. X?
  46. 46. 8. TAXONOMY
  47. 47. 9. Since 1972 when it was implemented 27 of these have been added, with the latest addition done on December 31st 2016. What?
  48. 48. 9. LEAP SECONDS
  49. 49. 10. Thought to be the first time the director gave permission for his work to be re- used, A's 1999 website advertisement "It was a bug, Dave" was made by meticulously recreating the appearance of B from the movie. Launched during the era of concerns over Y2K bugs, the ad implied that B's weird behavior was caused by a Y2K bug, before driving home the point that "only C was designed to function perfectly". A,B and C?
  50. 50. 10. A,APPLE;B, HAL 9000;C,MACINTOSH
  51. 51. 11. Funda or what has been blanked out?(medal tally of a rowing event at Beijing Olympics)
  52. 52. 11. WINKLEVOSS
  53. 53. 12. A laser that produces light by itself is technically an optical oscillator rather than an optical amplifier as suggested by the acronym. It has been humorously noted that the acronym _____, for , would have been more correct. With the widespread use of the original acronym as a common noun, optical amplifiers have come to be referred to as "laser amplifiers", notwithstanding the apparent redundancy in that designation. Blank?
  54. 54. 12. LOSER
  55. 55. 13. X held the record for quite sometime, even after his death in 1931. In 2003 he was surpassed by a Japanese Shunpei Yamazaki. On February 26, 2008 Yamazaki was passed by an Australian Kia Silverbrook. Yamazaki again passed Silverbrook in 2017. Who is X and what record is being talked about?(1+1)
  56. 56. 13. X, THOMAS EDISON;HIGHEST NUMBER OF PATENTS
  57. 57. 14 What is this an early(1580 AD) description of? "It is possible to make a _____ that may goe under the _____ unto the bottome, and so to come up again at your pleasure. [If] Any magnitude of body that is in the _____ . . . having alwaies but one weight, may be made bigger or lesser, then it Shall swimme when you would, and sinke when you list . . . ."
  58. 58. 14. SUBMARINE
  59. 59. 15. WHAT HAS BEEN BLACKED?
  60. 60. 15. LINUX
  61. 61. 16. He lived in Waldorf-Astoria before shifting to The New Yorker Hotel where he spent the last decade of his life. Today, Room No 3327 and 3328, have been marked as the “Room” and “Library” of this Yugoslavia born scientist. You can also take a 3D tour of his room and library courtesy Matterport. His study contained a safe where he used to keep his research papers, some of them master plans which were stolen after his death. Visuals of the plaque outside The New Yorker dedicated to this scientist on the next slide. Identify this man. (image follows)
  62. 62. 16.
  63. 63. 17. When the first product by X was launched in 1976, many people believed it was Satanic and didn’t want to buy it. This superstition was based on the price-tag of the product. When the co-founder was asked about it he said he just liked repeating digits and the markup was 1/3rd the actual cost. He insists that he didn’t know about its religious implications. The product was recently auctioned at $905,000/-. What am I talking about?
  64. 64. 17. APPLE 1
  65. 65. 18. I came in with X in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with X. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’ The speaker died in 1910, a day after X ‘arrived’ . X and who is the speaker?(1+1)
  66. 66. 18. HALLEY’S COMET, MARK TWAIN
  67. 67. AUDIENCE ROUND Identify the scientists in their Valentine Day cards, in the following images. Need complete names only names/surnames won’t do. +1 for each correct,+5 for full house.
  68. 68. 1.
  69. 69. 1.
  70. 70. 2.
  71. 71. 2.
  72. 72. 3.
  73. 73. 3.
  74. 74. 4.
  75. 75. 4.
  76. 76. 5.
  77. 77. 5.
  78. 78. 6.
  79. 79. 6.
  80. 80. 7.
  81. 81. 7.
  82. 82. 8.
  83. 83. 8.
  84. 84. THE FINALS ROUND 1 : 8 Questions Dry Pounce Bounce ROUND 2 : Audience Written Round 1 ROUND 3 : 8 Questions Dry Pounce Bounce ROUND 4 : Written Round ROUND 5 : Guest Round ROUND 6 : 8 Questions Dry Pounce Bounce ROUND 7 : Audience Written Round 2 ROUND 8 : 8 Questions Dry Pounce Bounce
  85. 85. 1. A Steadicam rig was employed during the filming of Return of the Jedi (1983), in conjunction with two __________ for e___________tra stabilization, to film the background plates for the speeder bike chase. Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown operated the shot, walking through a redwood forest, running the camera at one frame per second. The end result, when projected at 24 frames per second, gave the impression of flying through the air at perilous speeds. Name is this device used primarily for maintaining orientation and angular velocity.
  86. 86. SAFETY SLIDE
  87. 87. GYROSCOPE
  88. 88. 2. The term X derives from the Greek language : ἦθος, meaning "character" and - λογία, meaning "the study of". The term was first popularized by American myrmecologist (a person who studies Ys) William Morton Wheeler in 1902. An earlier, slightly different sense of the term was proposed by John Stuart Mill in his 1843 System of Logic. He recommended the development of a new science, “X", the purpose of which would be explanation of individual and national differences in character, on the basis of associationistic psychology. This use of the word was never adopted. X now means the the scientific and objective study of animal behavior. X and Y?
  89. 89. SAFETY SLIDE
  90. 90. X = ETHOLOGY, Y = ANTS
  91. 91. 3. Tinbergen's four questions, named after Nikolaas Tinbergen, are complementary categories of explanations for behaviour. These are also commonly referred to as levels of analysis. It suggests that an integrative understanding of behaviour must include both a proximate and ultimate (functional) analysis of behaviour, as well as an understanding of both phylogenetic/developmental history and the operation of current mechanisms. Which ancient philosophical theory are these based upon?
  92. 92. SAFETY SLIDE
  93. 93. ARISTOTLE’S FOUR CAUSES
  94. 94. 4. In August 2011, in response to Apple Inc.'s patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, the latter argued that Apple's iPad was effectively modeled on the visual tablets that appear aboard spaceship _________ in the X film, which constitute prior art. "Siri", Apple's natural language voice control system for the iPhone 4S, features a reference to the film: it responds "I'm sorry I can't do that" when asked to "open the pod bay doors". When asked repeatedly, it may say, "Without your space helmet, you're going to find this rather... breathtaking. X and the blank?
  95. 95. SAFETY SLIDE
  96. 96. X = 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, DISCOVERY
  97. 97. 5. _______ _______ _______ can also mean "dump," or "do away with". It is well known and infamous for escaping from problems in pop culture. For example, in the Billy Talent song "Perfect World", part of the lyrics include the sequence and associate it with resetting their memory and escaping from a situation: "_______ _______ _______. Reset my memory." They were also used in a line in the "Weird Al" Yankovic song "It's All About the Pentiums" "Play me online? Well, you know that I'll beat you. If I ever meet you I'll _______ _______ _______ you"
  98. 98. SAFETY SLIDE
  99. 99. CTRL-ALT-DELETE
  100. 100. SAFETY SLIDE
  101. 101. 6. There have been thirty Mars mission attempts over a period of forty years now. In one such turn of events, the mission launched as X became the first to be headed by a public university, University of Arizona, in NASA history. This lander, used in 2008, is the modified Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander (cancelled in 2000) along with several instruments from both that and the previous unsuccessful Mars Polar Lander mission (1999). Lockheed Martin which built the 1999 lander, had kept the nearly complete lander in an environmentally controlled clean room from 2001 until the 2008 mission was funded. Owing to such history, what (mythical) name was given to the spacecraft due to obvious reasons ?
  102. 102. 6. PHOENIX
  103. 103. 7. Reflecting the treaty between the British and French governments that led to Xe's construction, the name Xe is from a French word Xe, , which has an English equivalent, X. Both words mean agreement, harmony or union. The name was officially changed to X by Harold Macmillan. At its French roll-out, in late 1967, the British Government Minister for Technology, Tony Benn, announced that he would change the spelling back to Xe. This created a nationalist uproar that died down when Benn stated that the suffixed "e" represented "Excellence, England, Europe and Entente (Cordiale)". X or Xe ? Image on next slide.
  104. 104. SAFETY SLIDE
  105. 105. CONCORDE
  106. 106. 8. The phrase “________ ________" goes back to one of the authors who helped shape science fiction, H.G. Wells. In Wells' 1923 novel Men Like Gods, a man is transported to Utopia, which exists in a ________ _________: We accept your main proposition unreservedly; namely, that we conceive ourselves to be living in a ________ ________ to yours, on a planet the very brother of your own, indeed quite amazingly like yours, having regard to all the possible contrasts we might have found here. Which phrase?
  107. 107. SAFETY SLIDE
  108. 108. PARALLEL UNIVERSE
  109. 109. AUDIENCE WRITTEN ROUND 1 "The Elements" is a song by musical humorist and lecturer Tom Lehrer, which recites the names of all the chemical elements known at the time of writing(1959), up to number 102, nobelium. Just use your rhyming and periodic table skills and fill in the blanks. 11 elements plus one non-element, +5 for each correct. +60 for full house.
  110. 110. There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, A, And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium, And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, B, And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium, Europium, zirconium, lutetium, C, And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium, And gold, protactinium and indium and D, And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium. There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, E, And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium, There's strontium and silicon and silver and F, And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium.
  111. 111. There's holmium and helium and hafnium and G, And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium, And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, H, Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium. And lead, praseodymium and platinum, I, Palladium, promethium, potassium, X, And tantalum, technetium, titanium, J, And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium. There's sulfur, californium and fermium, berkelium, And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium, And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc and K, And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin and sodium. These are the only ones of which the news has come to (L), And there may be many others but they haven't been discovered.
  112. 112. SUBMIT SHEETS
  113. 113. There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium(A), And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium, And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium(B), And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium, Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium(C), And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium, And gold, protactinium and indium and gallium(D), And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium. There's yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium(E), And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium, There's strontium and silicon and silver and samarium(F), And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium.
  114. 114. There's holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium(G), And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium, And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium(H), Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium. And lead, praseodymium and platinum, plutonium(I), Palladium, promethium, potassium, X, And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium(J), And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium. There's sulfur, californium and fermium, berkelium, And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium, And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc and rhodium(K), And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin and sodium. These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard(L), And there may be many others but they haven't been discovered.
  115. 115. 9. The 13th-century Catholic saint Albertus Magnus, who was supposed to have built a mechanical head that could answer the questions posed to it. When Ephraim Chambers wrote his 1728 Cyclopædia, he paired the Greek prefix for "man" with the suffix for "having the form or likeness of" when describing Albertus Magnus' mythical construct, dubbing it an “X." By the 19th century, the word was well in vogue, used in patent applications. Lucasfilm holds the trademark on the shortened form of the word , the first instance of that form of the word may be in Mari Wolf's 1952 story Robots of the World! Arise!—but it never got a toy line. Which word?
  116. 116. SAFETY SLIDE
  117. 117. ANDROID
  118. 118. 10. James H. Schmitz was the first person to dub a collective alien intelligence a “____ ____" in his 1950 story Second Night of Summer, in which humans on another planet are attacked by the Halpa, aliens who are believed to have "the ____ ____ class of intelligence." The humans are saved, unusually, by an elderly woman, Granny Wannattel. In 1973, it would meander outside of science fiction to describe bureaucracy in a March 1973 edition of the Daily Telegraph, "The social and aesthetic attitudes have been passed through the homogeniser of the bureaucratic ____ ____." Now we use it to describe all sorts of social groups that seem to think and act with a single mind. Which two word term?
  119. 119. SAFETY SLIDE
  120. 120. HIVE MIND
  121. 121. 11. A plane’s limits are calculated in a construct called its "flight ________." That is, the particular combination of speed, height, stress and other aeronautical factors that form the bounds of safe operation. Go beyond these limits, or “ ____ ___ ________," and you'll be dancing into the danger zone where the dancer becomes the dance, and the plane becomes a giant fireball. Test pilots, of course, have to ____ ___ flight ________ all the time. By flying a plane beyond its mathematical limits, they can check that it'll be safe when flown within its limits and find out what parts might fail if the limits are pushed, all while running the risk of having the plane burst into flames. Which phrase has thus originated?
  122. 122. SAFETY SLIDE
  123. 123. PUSH THE ENVELOPE
  124. 124. 12. X is a highly toxic, colorless, bitter, crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide. It’s structure was first determined in 1946 by Sir Robert Robinson and in 1954 this alkaloid was synthesized in a laboratory by Robert B. Woodward. Both chemists won the Nobel prize. X has been used as a plot device in the author Agatha Christie's murder mysteries. It was popularly used as an athletic performance enhancer and recreational stimulant in the late 19th century, due to its convulsant effects. Its effects are well-described in Y‘s novella The Invisible Man: the titular character states “X is a grand tonic ... to take the flabbiness out of a man." The protagonist replies: "It's the devil, ... It's the palaeolithic in a bottle.“ X is rumored to have killed many historic figures including Alexander the Great and Blues musician Robert Johnson. X, Y?
  125. 125. SAFETY SLIDE
  126. 126. STRYCHNINE
  127. 127. 13. In Arthur C. Clarke's novel 3001: The Final Odyssey, X is the substance used to build the massive station-ring around earth and the necessary surface supports to maintain it. In the television series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, X are common materials, used in the construction of high-durability objects such as ship hulls and body armor. In addition, in lieu of tractor beams ships use X cables to ensnare and pull other ships. In the Star Trek fictional universe, the X is one of the primary constituents of the late 24th century communicators. Which famous molecule is X?
  128. 128. SAFETY SLIDE
  129. 129. FULLERENES
  130. 130. 14. M is a federated social network, with similar microblogging features to Twitter, but administered as a decentralized federation of independently operated servers running open source software. Users post short messages, called toots for others to read, subject to the completely adjustable privacy settings of the user and their particular instance M means nipple-tooth. The teeth of M are cusp-shaped differentiating them from elephants. The professor offered this observation: If you dig up an elephantine skeleton and name it for a nipple like shape on its teeth, you have probably been in the field too long.
  131. 131. SAFETY SLIDE
  132. 132. MASTODON
  133. 133. 15. An O is the outer atmosphere of a star. The O program was a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology with substantial assistance from the U.S. Air Force. The O satellites were used for photographic surveillance of the Soviet Union (USSR), the People's Republic of China, and other areas beginning in June 1959 and ending in May 1972. The name of this program is sometimes seen as "O", but its actual name "O" was a codeword, not an acronym. O is also the name of a beer brand.
  134. 134. SAFETY SLIDE
  135. 135. CORONA
  136. 136. 16. X was discovered by Y in 1898,and was named after Y's native land of ______.. ______ at the time was under Russian, German, and Austro- Hungarian partition, and did not exist as an independent country. It was Y's hope that naming the element after the native land would publicize its lack of independence. X may be the first element named to highlight a political controversy. X & Y?
  137. 137. SAFETY SLIDE
  138. 138. X, POLONIUM;Y,MARIE CURIE
  139. 139. WRITTEN ROUND 6 unknowns +5 for each, +50 for full house
  140. 140. A was an American writer famous for his science fiction work. His book B was made into a movie with the name C, and a sequel D of C . D is directed by E, who also directed Oscar winning movie F, for Best Sound Editing in 2017. Another of A’s work was made into a TV series by Amazon, G.
  141. 141. EXCHANGE SHEETS
  142. 142. A Philipp K Dick B Do androids dream of electric sheep C Blade Runner D Blade Runner 2049 E Dennis Villenueve F Arrival G The Man in the High Castle
  143. 143. GUEST ROUND
  144. 144. ● Manan Bhutani ; IIT Guwahati - Class of 2015 ● Graced the classrooms of the Mathematics Departments; and on the odd occasions, those of the Computer Science Department as well ● Ex-Dictator, IITG Quiz Club - 2013-2014. Those were the Golden years of the Quiz Club :P ● Currently staying and working in Gurgaon as a Corporate Stooge, and living the good life(the only perk of being a Corporate Stooge)
  145. 145. ● 11 questions ● +10 on the direct; +20/-10 on the pounce
  146. 146. 1. LOOK AWAY Q.) This is Edward Snowden. What is he doing? Bonus cookie points if you tell the exact name of the exploit he is defending himself from
  147. 147. SAFETY SLIDE
  148. 148. UNLOCKING HIS PHONE AND DOING IT UNDER A BLANKET TO PROTECT HIMSELF FROM SHOULDER SURFING ATTACKS.
  149. 149. 2. JORDAN + BUGS BUNNY Q.) Monument in honor of whom?
  150. 150. SAFETY SLIDE
  151. 151. YURI GAGARIN, THE FIRST MAN IN SPACE.
  152. 152. 3. A GRAD STUDENT’S BEST FRIEND Q.) This stud developed a software package for students in his lab, but it gained a lot of traction leading to the commercialization of this extremely popular research tool. What tool are we talking about?
  153. 153. SAFETY SLIDE
  154. 154. CLEVE MOLER, CREATOR OF MATLAB.
  155. 155. 4. PARADOX CORRECTING Q.) On June 28, 2009, he threw a “party”, but no one showed up. Who was the party for?
  156. 156. SAFETY SLIDE
  157. 157. FOR TIME TRAVELERS. HE ANNOUNCED THE PARTY AFTER IT WAS OVER.
  158. 158. 5. OPERATOR? Q.) Made by then “hackers” who later become billionaires. What is this box and who used it?
  159. 159. SAFETY SLIDE
  160. 160. BLUE BOX MADE BY JOBS AND WOZNIAK.
  161. 161. 6. DID YOU PREPARE FOR IITJEE? Q.) Who da man?
  162. 162. SAFETY SLIDE
  163. 163. IGOR IRODOV, AUTHOR OF PROBLEMS IN GENERAL PHYSICS
  164. 164. 7. FIRST T SHIRTS, NOW THIS? Q.) This is what happens when you let scientists do whatever they want. What is this?
  165. 165. SAFETY SLIDE
  166. 166. GLOW-IN-THE-DARK CATS!
  167. 167. 8. EXCLUDE HIM, PLEASE Q.) This man is one of the pioneers of Quantum Physics. But, you are better off conducting your experiments and demonstrations while he is not around. Why? Who is he?
  168. 168. SAFETY SLIDE
  169. 169. WOLFGANG PAULI. APPARENTLY, SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT BROKE DOWN MYSTERIOUSLY IN HIS PRESENCE, KNOWN AS THE “PAULI EFFECT” IS SOMEHOW AS POPULAR AS HIS LEGIT “PAULI EXCLUSION PRINCIPLE”.
  170. 170. 9. NOW YOU HAVE A KEY TO DO THIS.. Q.) What is he doing here?
  171. 171. SAFETY SLIDE
  172. 172. TAKING A SCREENSHOT IN 1983!
  173. 173. 10. WHERE IS MY TOWEL? Q.) What is this?
  174. 174. SAFETY SLIDE
  175. 175. HITCH-HIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY - 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
  176. 176. 11. ALT Q.) These jokes were just waiting to happen.. Some alternatives to X are named after these. What is X?
  177. 177. SAFETY SLIDE
  178. 178. X - BITCOIN. DOGECOIN, COINYEWEST AND NORRIS COIN ARE ALL BITCOIN ALTERNATIVES
  179. 179. 17. In some medieval encyclopedias, X’s Y is mentioned as the actual Y of X or elephants who perished in mortal combat. In reality, X’s Yis actually a resin harvested from various plant species such as Croton, Dracaena, Daemonorops, Calamus rotang, and Pterocarpus. Its main feature is the red pigment that lends it the name X’s Y. In the 18th century, X’s Y was used as a varnish for Italian violin makers. Moreover, there was a recipe for a toothpaste containing X’s Y. In India, it has been used in ceremonies for face painting or as a red varnish for wooden furniture. X’s Y?
  180. 180. SAFETY SLIDE
  181. 181. DRAGON’S BLOOD
  182. 182. 18. Chemist William Henry Perkin, then eighteen, was attempting to create a cure for malaria in 1856. An unexpected residue caught his eye, which turned out to be the first aniline dye – specifically, Perkin's M. Perkin was so successful in marketing his discovery to the dye industry that his biography is simply entitled M. However, as it faded easily, the success of M dye was short-lived and it was replaced by other synthetic dyes by 1873. The 1890s are sometimes referred to in retrospect as the "M Decade", because of the characteristic popularity of the subtle color among progressive "artistic" types, both in Europe and the US. M?
  183. 183. SAFETY SLIDE
  184. 184. MAUVE
  185. 185. 19. During World War II, Japan invaded rubber-producing countries as it expanded its sphere of influence in the Pacific Rim. Rubber was vital for the production of rafts, tires, vehicle and aircraft parts, gas masks, and boot. In the US, all rubber products were rationed; citizens were encouraged to make their rubber products last until the end of the war and to donate spare tires, boots, and coats. Earl Warrick and James Wright, both researchers independently discovered that reacting boric acid with silicone oil would produce a unique material with several unique properties. The non-toxic material had a very high melting temperature. However, the substance did not have all the properties needed to replace rubber. What was thus invented?
  186. 186. SAFETY SLIDE
  187. 187. SILLY PUTTY
  188. 188. 20. It it now widely thought that L originated when an early ancestor of eukaryotic cells engulfed a Proteobacterial cell. Instead of digesting the bacterium completely the cell derived energy from it and the proto-L was able to survive and reproduce in this environment. Eventually much of the the endosymbiont's (the bacteria's) genome became incorporated into the host cell and became what we now would know as L. They originated from an endosymbiotic process involving a bacterial cell. They remain very similar to bacterial cells. At some point in the past having these endosymbionts as part of a proto-eukaryotic cell probably conferred some fitness advantage. L? and what is being talked about here?
  189. 189. SAFETY SLIDE
  190. 190. L, MITOCHONDRIA;WHY THEY HAVE THEIR OWN DNA
  191. 191. 21. Apparently, P is really popular with scientists. Not only are wasps named after her, there is also an entire genus of ferns that share her sobriquet. The ferns are the most hilarious, especially given the reasons. The lead researcher said that one of P’s song is incredibly empowering to disenfranchised. Congress alone probably makes most scientists feel like small, picked-on nerds. But it was also P’s performance at the 52nd Grammy Awards that ensured she would finally be lionized as a plant. Apparently, L’s dress looked like the bisexual reproductive stage of a fern, and her “paws up” salute resembled the way a fern extends its leaves. The botanists even made it so that a DNA sequence in the ferns actually spells out P(all letters capital). P?(Image follows)
  192. 192. SAFETY SLIDE
  193. 193. LADY GAGA
  194. 194. 22. First predicted to exist in the 1960s, the V had been long sought after by scientists. And a detection was finally made in 2015, thanks to CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Made of ____(a number) quarks – the smallest subatomic particles we know to exist – the V could help explain exactly how ordinary matter is made. It hints at a new type of matter, with the particle existing beyond our current knowledge of subatomic physics. There is still much work to be done on the V. But there's little doubt that this was one of the major scientific breakthroughs of 2015. V?
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  196. 196. PENTAQUARK
  197. 197. 23. Engineers In Japan have come up with a novel new way to encourage safe driving among citizens. The design was refined by engineers at the institute in Sapporo, and the team has previously worked on tech to detect dangerous road surfaces. This new method also elimates the need for a particular car accessory if the driver drives in accordance to lane and speed regulations. Optimal output of design is achieved when the car windows are closed, so ambient ____ cannot interfere. What did these engineers devise?
  198. 198. SAFETY SLIDE
  199. 199. MUSICAL ROADS
  200. 200. 24. X is the Internet-based practice of researching and broadcasting private or identifiable information (especially personally identifiable information) about an individual or organization. The methods employed to acquire this information include searching publicly available databases and social media websites (like Facebook), and social engineering. It is closely related to internet vigilantism and hacktivism. The term X derives from a slang which, according to Wired writer Mat Honan, was "an old-school revenge tactic that emerged from hacker culture in 1990s." Name this practice.
  201. 201. SAFETY SLIDE
  202. 202. DOXXING
  203. 203. AUDIENCE ROUND 2 6 Fictional elements, found in various forms of entertainment. +10 for each, +60 for full house.
  204. 204. 1. A is a well-known in-joke in scientific circles, and is a parody both on the bureaucracy of scientific establishments and on descriptions of newly discovered chemical elements. In 1991, Thomas Kyle (the supposed discoverer of this element) was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for physics, making him one of only three fictional people to have won the award. Another variation on the same joke is B. A commonly heard description describes it as "having a negative half-life", in other words the more time passes, the more massive B becomes; it only grows larger and more sluggish. This refers to the ____________ system, which is generally perceived as a system in which ____________ procedures accumulate and whatever needs to get done takes increasingly longer to get done. A & B?
  205. 205. 2. Green ,Red, Anti, Jewel,Silver, Gold, Bizarro Red,Black , Orange, Periwinkle are the forms of which fictional element?
  206. 206. 3. X can refer to any substance needed to build some device critical to the plot of a science fiction story but which does not exist in the universe as we know it. A hull material that gets stronger with pressure in the film The Core (2003) was nicknamed X. X can also refer to any rare but desirable material used to motivate a conflict over its possession, making it a MacGuffin . X can be used in a disparaging context (e.g., "That idea is silly; you'd need X wires to hold the planet up!") or a hypothetical one ("If one were to build an X shell around a black hole's event horizon, what would happen to the material piling up on it?").
  207. 207. 4. According to the comic books, the components of the alloy are kept in separate batches - typically in blocks of resin - before molding. X is prepared by melting the blocks together, mixing the components while the resin evaporates. The alloy must then be cast within eight minutes. The word is a pseudo-Latin neologism based on a English noun and adjective (and the derived adjective ). The adjective has long been used to refer to the property of impregnable, diamondlike hardness, or to describe a very firm/resolute position. The noun has long been used to designate any impenetrably or unyieldingly hard substance. The noun and the adjective occur in works such as Prometheus Bound, the Aeneid, The Faerie Queene, Paradise Lost, Gulliver's Travels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Lord of the Rings, and the film Forbidden Planet , all of which predate the use of X in Marvel's comics.
  208. 208. 5. This metal, which is found solely on Paradise Island, is the indestructible metal out of which Wonder Woman's bracelets are made. Wonder Woman, and other inhabitants of Paradise Island, use the bracelets to deflect bullets. The material was featured in the Wonder Woman television series in its fifth episode, "The ________ Mystique Part 2", which aired on 8 November 1976. Which metal?
  209. 209. SUBMIT SHEETS
  210. 210. 1. A is a well-known in-joke in scientific circles, and is a parody both on the bureaucracy of scientific establishments and on descriptions of newly discovered chemical elements. In 1991, Thomas Kyle (the supposed discoverer of this element) was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for physics, making him one of only three fictional people to have won the award. Another variation on the same joke is B. A commonly heard description describes it as "having a negative half-life", in other words the more time passes, the more massive B becomes; it only grows larger and more sluggish. This refers to the ____________ system, which is generally perceived as a system in which ____________ procedures accumulate and whatever needs to get done takes increasingly longer to get done. A & B?
  211. 211. A = ADMINISTRATIUM, B = BUREAUCRATIUM
  212. 212. 2. Green ,Red, Anti, Jewel,Silver, Gold, Bizarro Red,Black , Orange, Periwinkle are the forms of which fictional element?
  213. 213. KRYPTONITE
  214. 214. 3. X can refer to any substance needed to build some device critical to the plot of a science fiction story but which does not exist in the universe as we know it. A hull material that gets stronger with pressure in the film The Core (2003) was nicknamed X. X can also refer to any rare but desirable material used to motivate a conflict over its possession, making it a MacGuffin . X can be used in a disparaging context (e.g., "That idea is silly; you'd need X wires to hold the planet up!") or a hypothetical one ("If one were to build an X shell around a black hole's event horizon, what would happen to the material piling up on it?").
  215. 215. SAFETY SLIDE
  216. 216. UNOBTANIUM
  217. 217. 4. According to the comic books, the components of the alloy are kept in separate batches - typically in blocks of resin - before molding. X is prepared by melting the blocks together, mixing the components while the resin evaporates. The alloy must then be cast within eight minutes. The word is a pseudo-Latin neologism based on a English noun and adjective (and the derived adjective ). The adjective has long been used to refer to the property of impregnable, diamondlike hardness, or to describe a very firm/resolute position. The noun has long been used to designate any impenetrably or unyieldingly hard substance. The noun and the adjective occur in works such as Prometheus Bound, the Aeneid, The Faerie Queene, Paradise Lost, Gulliver's Travels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Lord of the Rings, and the film Forbidden Planet , all of which predate the use of X in Marvel's comics.
  218. 218. ADAMANTIUM
  219. 219. 5. This metal, which is found solely on Paradise Island, is the indestructible metal out of which Wonder Woman's bracelets are made. Wonder Woman, and other inhabitants of Paradise Island, use the bracelets to deflect bullets. The material was featured in the Wonder Woman television series in its fifth episode, "The _________ Mystique Part 2", which aired on 8 November 1976. Which metal?
  220. 220. FEMINIUM
  221. 221. 25. _ _ _ _ was originally named _ _a _ _. Larry Wall, the creator of _ _ _ _, wanted to give the language a short name with positive connotations and claims to have looked at (and rejected) every three- and four-letter word in the dictionary. He even thought of naming it after his wife Gloria. Before the language's official release Wall discovered that there was already a programming language named _ _a _ _, and changed the spelling of the name. Which language?
  222. 222. SAFETY SLIDE
  223. 223. 25. PERL
  224. 224. 26. It’s named from the phrase "to pull oneself up by one's _________s", originally used as a metaphor for any self-initiating or self-sustaining process. Used in computing due to the apparent paradox that a computer must run code to load anything into memory, but code cannot be run until it is loaded. What?
  225. 225. SAFETY SLIDE
  226. 226. 26. BOOTSTRAPING
  227. 227. 27. “H” is a Monty Python sketch, first televised in 1970 and written by Terry Jones and Michael Palin. In the sketch, two customers are lowered by wires into a greasy spoon café and try to order a breakfast from a menu that includes H in almost every dish, much to the consternation of one of the customers. The televised sketch and several subsequent performances feature Terry Jones as the Waitress, Eric Idle as Mr. Bun and Graham Chapman as Mrs. Bun, who does not like H. What is H?
  228. 228. SAFETY SLIDE
  229. 229. 27. SPAM
  230. 230. 28. Z was produced first in 1879, by Constantin Fahlberg, a chemist working on coal tar derivatives in Ira Remsen's laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University. Fahlberg noticed a sweet taste on his hand one evening, and connected this with the compound benzoic sulfimide on which he had been working that day. Fahlberg and Remsen published articles on benzoic sulfimide in 1879 and 1880. In 1884, then working on his own in New York City, Fahlberg applied for patents in several countries, describing methods of producing this substance that he named Z. Z?
  231. 231. SAFETY SLIDE
  232. 232. 28. SACCHARIN
  233. 233. 29. At first, scientists believed this strange phenomenon to be a direct result of tiny red algae that might be present in the water. Still, with expeditions being rather rare due the location being situated in one of the most remote and geologically exotic places in the world, nothing conclusive was reliably proved. That is until, in 2003, one study proved that the redness is due to the high amount of iron oxides, sulfates and salt present in the water. Furthermore, the saltiness of the water led scientists to a conclusion that there must be free flowing salt water trapped somewhere beneath. And as it turns out, there was. Hidden 400 meters deep beneath, a lake of unknown size containing extremely salty water was discovered. Located several kilometers from the outflow, the lake had been completely isolated from the outside world for almost two million years. What is being talked about here?
  234. 234. SAFETY SLIDE
  235. 235. 29. BLOOD FALLS IN ANTARCTICA
  236. 236. 30. In 1955, Walter designed an electrically amplified instrument. The hollow body style of it made it very light and easy to play, unlike other variants. It also imbued it with richer tones, similar to that of a traditional ___. It was first unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Music Fair in 1956. A major boost for the brand came in 1961, when it caught the eye of young Q. Q, who is left handed, was drawn to this particular make because he felt its symmetrical shape would mean that playing it left handed would not look as awkward as using a ____ designed for a right handed person. Identify Q and his iconic, signature instrument.
  237. 237. SAFETY SLIDE
  238. 238. PAUL MCCARTNEY’S VIOLIN BASS
  239. 239. 31. JANE is a recently released documentary based on the life of legendary scientist Jane _____. It is directed by Brett Morgen, and scored by Philip Glass. It has material taken from a short film called ‘Ms Jane and the Chimpanzees’, which was shot in 1962, and features narration and voice-over by a genre-defining Director and Actor. Who is Jane, what did she do, and Who narrated the short film?
  240. 240. SAFETY SLIDE
  241. 241. 31. JANE GODALL FIRST PERSON TO CO-EXIST WITH CHIMPANZEES IN WILD ORSON WELLES
  242. 242. 32. WHAT IN THE WORLD OF TECH GET’S ITS NAME FROM THIS INCIDENT The Great Fire of ____ was an urban fire in the year AD 64. It caused widespread devastation, before being brought under control after six days. Differing accounts either blame Emperor ____ for initiating the fire or credit him with organizing measures to contain it and provide relief for refugees. According to Tacitus and later Christians, ____ blamed the devastation on the Christian community in the city, initiating the empire's first persecution against the Christians. The blanks or the funda would do.
  243. 243. SAFETY SLIDE
  244. 244. NERO BURNING ROM(E)
  245. 245. THANK YOU

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