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Waves'14 Open Finals

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Finals of the open general quiz held at Waves'14, the annual cultural festival of BITS Pilani Goa Campus.

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Waves'14 Open Finals

  1. 1. Welcome to the finals of the Waves’14 Open Quiz QMs Bala &ACP
  2. 2. Rules  5 rounds  Points and format will be explained  No gadgets  A special mention to Harish Krishna V for helping us
  3. 3. Rd1: Infinite Pounce Clockwise +10/0: BOUNCE +10/ - 10: POUNCE
  4. 4. 1. What is the Glomar response? The Glomar Explorer was a large salvage vessel built by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for its covert "Project Azorian"—an attempted salvaging of a sunken Soviet submarine. In February 1975, aware of the pending publication of a story in the Los Angeles Times, the CIA sought to stop the story's publication. Journalist Harriet Ann Phillippi requested that the CIA provide disclosure of both the Glomar project and its attempts to censor the story, to which the CIA chose to “X" both the project's existence and its attempts to keep the story unpublished. The "Glomar response" as it was dubbed has since had bearing in FOIA cases such as in the 2004 lawsuit American Civil Liberties Union v. Department of Defense, wherein Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein rejected the Department of Defense and CIA's use of the Glomar response in refusing to release documents and photos depicting abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.
  5. 5. *safety slide*
  6. 6. We can neither confirm nor deny...
  7. 7. 2. ID X  X Roussimoff was unofficially crowned "The Greatest Drunk on Earth“. for once consuming 119 12-US-fluid-ounce (350 ml) beers (over 41 litres) in 6 hours. The Fabulous Moolah writes that X drank 127 beers in a Reading, Pennsylvania, hotel bar and later passed out in the lobby. The staff could not move him and had to leave him there until he awoke from his slumber.  When X underwent surgery in 1987, his size made it impossible for the anesthesiologist to estimate a dosage via standard methods; consequently, his alcohol tolerance ("it usually takes two liters of vodka just to make me feel warm inside") was used as a guideline instead. This guideline is still used today to help others with similar issues.
  8. 8. *safety slide*
  9. 9. André the Giant
  10. 10. 3. X? #kolstylz X are phenomena said to arise when a number of rats become intertwined at their tails, which become stuck together with blood, dirt, ice, feces or simply knotted. The animals reputedly grow together while joined at the tails. The numbers of rats that are joined together can vary, but X formed naturally from a large number of rats are rarer. The phenomenon is particularly associated with Germany, where the majority of instances have been reported. Historically, there are various superstitions surrounding this phenomena , and they were often seen as a bad omen, particularly associated with plagues
  11. 11. *safety slide*
  12. 12. Rat King(s)
  13. 13. 4. Boong-Ga Boong-Ga , is an arcade game developed by a South Korean company, Taff System. It is the first arcade game to simulate kancho - a popular prank in Japan. he object of Boong-Ga Boong-Ga is to score points by spanking or performing kancho. A plastic finger is attached to the machine for players to perform the latter. The game features eight characters players can punish: "Ex-Girlfriend", "Ex-boyfriend", "gangster", "Mother In Law", "Gold-digger", "child molester" and "Con-artist". During gameplay, the facial expression of the chosen character is displayed on a monitor. What is Kancho and why would this game be quite familiar with fans of the Manga “Naruto”?
  14. 14. *safety slide*
  15. 15. One thousand years of death
  16. 16. 5. Christine R. Yano is an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii (and currently a visiting professor at Harvard) and is the author of the book "Pink Globalization: X’s Trek Across the Pacific“. She was quoted as follows “X is not a cat. She's a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She's never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. And if you are ready for your mind to be just a little more blown, the character we all know as X is actually a British girl who loves apple pie, and is the daughter of George and Mary White. She has a twin sister. She's a perpetual third-grader. She lives outside of London. I could go on. A lot of people don't know the story and a lot don't care,“ Which iconic character whose expressionless mug has been featured on countless toys, not to mention bowling balls, motor oil, a Fender Strat, a pricey Judith Leiber clutch and men’s underwear is being described here?
  17. 17. *safety slide*
  18. 18. Hello Kitty
  19. 19. 6.  The following was a poll conducted to come up with a suitable name for the colour of X. The name Cosmic Latte was chosen despite the popularity of Cappucino Cosmico as it was felt that X’s colour was similar to that of a Starbucks latte. ID X.  Pic on next slide.
  20. 20. Color Name Credit Number of votes from JHU astronomers Cosmic Latte Peter Drum 6 Cappuccino Cosmico Peter Drum 17 Big Bang Buff/Blush/Beige Many entrants 13 Cosmic Cream Several entrants 8 Astronomer Green Unknown 8 Astronomer Almond Lisa Rose 7 Skyvory Michael Howard 7 Univeige Several entrants 6 Cosmic Khaki Unknown 5 Primordial Clam Unknown 4 Chowder
  21. 21. *safety slide*
  22. 22. The average colour of the universe
  23. 23. 7.  The X scene was shot outside the Tomnadashan Mine cave 4 miles from the Perthshire village of Killin. For the 25th anniversary DVD, Michael Palin and Terry Jones returned to be interviewed but they could not remember the location. They wandered up and down the hills for hours and, in desperation, asked the locals, saying that they couldn't miss it as it had a killer X in it. This prompt was insufficient and so the couple performed a comic turn in front of the nearby loch to general amusement: "It was priceless stuff, and some of the looks they were getting were unbelievable.“
  24. 24. 7 cont.  The X was portrayed in the movie by a real X and also a prop. The woman who owned the real X was unhappy with the amount of fake blood used in the scene. The scene has a parallel in the early story of the Roman de Renart in which a foe takes hubristic pride in his defeat of a ferocious X. The idea for the X in the movie was taken from the façade of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. This illustrates the weakness of cowardice by showing a knight fleeing from a X
  25. 25. *safety slide*
  26. 26. The rabbit scene/Rabbit of Caerbannog
  27. 27. 8. ID the phrase
  28. 28. *safety slide*
  29. 29. Gird up your loins
  30. 30. 9. Connect
  31. 31. *safety slide*
  32. 32. The Wodeyar Curse
  33. 33. 10. ID X. It soon came to light that the aircraft involved in the accident had been brought into the country in dubious circumstances. Supposed to be a “gift” by a “foreign disciple” to Dhirendra Brahmachari, a “holy man” with enormous influence on the prime minister and X, it was allowed to be imported in defiance of all rules. Moreover, one month before the disaster, the director general of civil aviation, Air Marshal J. Zaheer, had informed his superiors in writing that X was “violating safety regulations and thus endangering his own life and the lives of others”. Zaheer wanted this matter to be brought to the PM’s attention “quietly”. Somehow, this did not happen, but X saw the relevant file. What followed was typical. Within hours, the air marshal was sacked and replaced by his deputy, G.R. Kathpalia, “who used to be dutifully in attendance on several of X’s flights”. ID X, who is also considered by some, as the person responsible for the general reluctance of a large number of people in Northern India to commit to family planning
  34. 34. *safety slide*
  35. 35. Sanjay Gandhi. The aircraft in question was ironically the same one in which he died after crashing it near Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi
  36. 36. 11.  In 1974, it was noticed that X’s condition was deteriorating. They decided to fly him to Paris for examination - and he was issued an Egyptian passport that listed his occupation as “King “,though it had been some time since he had any royal duties . He was received at Le Bourget airport, just outside Paris, with the full military honours befitting a king. In Paris, he was diagnosed and treated for a fungal infection and during the examination, it was discovered that he had suffered from arthritis, poor circulation and appalling dental condition.” Microscopic inspection of the roots of his hair proved that the X’s hair was originally red, which suggests that he came from a family of redheads.
  37. 37. 11 (cont.)  However, a website run by the L'Oréal Group states that microscopic inspection by L'Oréal researchers revealed that “X was naturally blond and that he used a coloring agent (probably henna) to give his hair red highlights. Who was the subject of this very thorough examination?
  38. 38. *safety slide*
  39. 39. Ramesses II
  40. 40. 12. The inspiration for this sportsperson X’s habit came from watching his father do the same while he worked. His father actually clarified and said it stretched even farther back in the lineage, "As far as I can remember it originated from my granddad”. In 1989, the Chicago Tribune did an in-depth report on what X’s quirk actually meant and decided the move fit in with anthropologist Desmond Morris' categorization of the "Concentration Y." Quoting Morris about this classification: “The gesture gradually revealed itself, not so much as a pure 'concentration' gesture, but as a 'please leave me in peace' gesture ... Once the action was understood as a social rejection gesture, it began to fit in with the infantile breast rejection movement”. Name this sportsman whose jersey number was the first jersey that Miami Heat ever retired.
  41. 41. *safety slide*
  42. 42. Michael Jordan and his infamous tongue wag( Miami Heat retired Jordon’s no 23, despite him never playing for them, as a mark of respect).
  43. 43. Rd2: Make a pun out of the movie by connecting to the sports person EXAMPLE PRESENT DIFFERENTIAL SCORING (X5 )
  44. 44. Example
  45. 45. Answer  The Silence of the Lahm  The silence of the lambs  Philipp Lahm
  46. 46. Question 1
  47. 47. Question 2
  48. 48. Question 3
  49. 49. Question 4
  50. 50. Question 5
  51. 51. Question 6
  52. 52. Exchange sheets ANSWERS FOLLOW
  53. 53. Question 1
  54. 54. Robben Hood (prince of thieves)  Robin Hood, prince of thieves  Arjen Robben
  55. 55. Question 2
  56. 56. Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtels  Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles  Martin Škrtel
  57. 57. Question 3
  58. 58. Riquelme for a Dream  Requiem for a Dream  Juan Riquelme
  59. 59. Question 4
  60. 60. Guti and the Beast  Beauty and the Beast  Guti (José María Gutiérrez Hernández)
  61. 61. Question 5
  62. 62. The Usual Busquets  The Usual Suspects  Sergio Busquets
  63. 63. Question 6
  64. 64. Klose Encounters of the Third Kind  Close encounters of the third kind  Klose
  65. 65. Scores please!
  66. 66. Rd3: Infinite Pounce Counter-clockwise +10/0: BOUNCE +10/ - 10: POUNCE
  67. 67. 1. In ancient Rome, merchants used the Latin term libra pondo to mean "one pound in weight." Libra, as the name of the constellation suggests, means “scales" or "balances," while pondo comes from the verb pendere, "to weigh. By the fourteenth century the abbreviation "lb" for libra had made its way into English as a unit of weight. As a hangover from medieval times, writers often added a bar called a "tittle" or "tilde," tying the letters together and signalling that it was an abbreviated version of a longer word. Though "lb" survives to this day, its barred counterpart grew increasingly stylized, written down in haste by harried merchants, mathematicians, and scientists (Isaac Newton possessed an especially florid version) so that "℔" has now become which familiar punctuation mark?
  68. 68. *safety slide*
  69. 69. Octothorpe/pound/# sign
  70. 70. 2. Which temple? This temple's kitchen is considered as the largest kitchen in the world. Tradition maintains that all food cooked in the temple kitchens are supervised by the Goddess Mahalakshmi, the empress of Srimandir herself. It is said that if the food prepared has any fault in it, a shadow dog appears near the temple kitchen. The temple cooks, or Mahasuaras, take this as a sign of Mahalakshmi’s displeasure with the food, which is, then, promptly buried and a new batch cooked. Cooking is done only in earthen pots with water drawn from two special wells near the kitchen called Ganges and Yamuna. There are a total of 56 varieties of naivedhyas offered to the deities. Name this temple whose name has been lent to the English language to describe a mercilessly destructive and unstoppable force.
  71. 71. *safety slide*
  72. 72. Puri Jagannath Temple
  73. 73. 3. What am I talking about?  The oldest form of it is the Greek playwright Aristophanes' work Lysistrata, an anti-war comedy. The female characters in the play, led by the eponymous Lysistrata, lead the same.  One of the more recent instances was in October 1997, when the chief of the Military of Colombia, General Manuel Bonnet publicly called for it among the ________ of the Colombian left-wing guerrillas, drug traffickers, and paramilitaries as part of a strategy—along with diplomacy—to achieve a ceasefire.  More instances of the same have happened in Kenya, Liberia, Naples, Togo and most recently against Russians in Crimea with the slogan, “Don’t give it to the Russians.”
  74. 74. *safety slide*
  75. 75. Sex strike
  76. 76. 4.  This image was shared on 9gag after Germany defeated France 1-0 in the quarterfinals on the 4th of July, 2014. What is this image referring to?
  77. 77. *safety slide*
  78. 78. The Maginot Line, a series of fortifications, which was by passed by Germany during WWII.
  79. 79. 5. Exhaustive connect. Also, FITB and how was it in the news recently?  Merly Streep in Silkwood  Naomi Watts in Mulholand Drive  Angeline Jolie in Gia  Anne Hathaway in Brokeback mountain  Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball  Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut  Marisa Tomei in Wrestler  _______ never  Kirsten Stewart in On the Road
  80. 80.  Charlize Theron in Monster  Helen Hunt in The Sessions  Scarlett Johansson in the phones  Jessica Chastain in Lawless  Jodie Foster in The Accused  Hillary Swank in Boy’s Don’t Cry  Penelope Cruz in Vanilla Sky  Kate Winslet in Heavenly Creatures, Jude, Hamlet, Titanic, Iris, Little Children and The Reader
  81. 81. *safety slide*
  82. 82. Seth McFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” in Oscars 2013. Jennifer Lawrence and oh, well...
  83. 83. 6. What is this paper about?
  84. 84. *safety slide*
  85. 85. Wrist callus caused by computer mouse usage
  86. 86. 7.  Samoa, an island nation situated in the pacific, did something very unique back in 2011. With a falling US economy, they decided that it was more beneficial to improve ties with Australia and decided to go ahead with this unique move. What did they do? (Visual in the next slide).
  87. 87. *safety slide*
  88. 88. (Courtesy: Anirudh Parthasarathy) Answer  Changing the time zone
  89. 89. 8. Identify the country and the issue.  The Economist, the popular British magazine, often lands itself into controversy for its blunt presentation of the situation. For instance, in China, distributors destroy the magazine or remove articles with content that the government objects. However, 31 editions of the magazine were banned in a country over a map issue. Identify the country and the issue.
  90. 90. *safety slide*
  91. 91. (Courtesy: Anirudh Parthasarathy) Answer  India and the map of J&K.
  92. 92. 9. Whose name has been blanked out?
  93. 93. *safety slide*
  94. 94. John Venn
  95. 95. 10. Put funda  Why has this man been modelled in this fashion? Or just put funda behind this model
  96. 96. *safety slide*
  97. 97. This is the cortex man. It shows how the brain sees the body
  98. 98. 11.  Almost one fourth of child births handled by male doctors in 19th century Vienna resulted in the death of the baby or the mother or both. Ignaz Semmelweis found the reason for the deaths and came up with a simple 20 second solution that would drastically reduce the number of deaths. But his solution was not accepted by the gentlemanly doctor community who had Semmelweis kicked out of Vienna maternity hospital.  What was his solution?
  99. 99. *safety slide*
  100. 100. He asked doctors to wash their hands  He found that doctors often went to assist births immediately after doing autopsies.  But the community rejected his proposal because doctors are gentlemen and "gentlemen's hands are always clean."
  101. 101. 12.  This flower stack is called Bathukamma and is named after the festival during which these are prepared. The festival typically coincides with the first day of Navaratri.  This year however, people made these during summer, to bring out the celebratory mood.  Why were they celebrating?
  102. 102. *safety slide*
  103. 103. Formation of Telangana  Bathukamma
  104. 104. Rd4: Poke’mon Round- Gotta answer ‘em all D O N ’ T W O R R Y , I T I S M O S T L Y L I T , M Y T H AND ART. OR WORRY. +10 FOR EACH. WRITTEN.
  105. 105. 1. What is the good word?  Gengar is a shadow type first generation Pokemon whose design inspiration includes the Chestire cat. It has the ability to hide perfectly in the shadow of any object, granting it exceptional stealth. Gengar are possibly derived from the word X, which is fitting for a Pokémon with a habit of pretending to be a person's shadow. The kanji can also be read as gen and is used in words meaning phantom or illusion.  The word X derived from German folklore is considered a harbinger of bad luck.
  106. 106. 2. What extinct group of animals?  Omanyte is first generation rock/water Pokemon resurrected from the now infamous Helix fossil. Both its design and name is inspired from a particular class of marine, invertebrate animals.  These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids (octopus, squid etc.) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species. However, Omanyte is also derived from ōmugai, japanese for Nautilus.
  107. 107. 3. What is the alleged inspiration?  Milotic is said to be the most beautiful of all Pokémon. When there are fights going on, it has the power to calm angry feelings and end arguments by releasing a wave of energy.  Milotic may be a combination of aquatic, melodic, or lotic.  However, its characteristics can be a reference to a certain Alexandros of Antioch.
  108. 108. 4. What do LGM and BEM stand for?  These two pokemon named Elgyem and Beheeyem. Their names are a reference to the two most common kinds of extra-terrestrials , usually abbreviated as LGM and BEM respectively.
  109. 109. 5. Identify the possible inspiration  The two Pokemon showed are Rayquaza and Yvelta. It is said that both their names and the design has been inspired by a mythical creature.  Besides the similarity in their names. These two pokemon have the highest base stats for the flying type. Rayquaza has a Airlock ability that stops all weather effects.  Which mythological God of wind do the possibly draw inspiration from?
  110. 110. 6. Identify X and Y  This Pokemon Cresselia, has the power to dispel nightmares, and holding one of its feathers is said to bring happy dreams. Often seen as the opposite of Darkrai, it has yellow, X-shaped ornaments on the sides of its head.  It is a female only Pokemon and the name is partly derived from goddess Y.  Y is the sister of Helios and said to have been the lover of mortal, Endymion.  Y is also a character played by Kate Beckinsale in Underworld series.
  111. 111. Exchange answer sheets ANSWERS TO FOLLOW
  112. 112. 1. What is the good word?  Gengar is a shadow type first generation Pokemon whose design inspiration includes the Chestire cat. It has the ability to hide perfectly in the shadow of any object, granting it exceptional stealth. Gengar are possibly derived from the word X, which is fitting for a Pokémon with a habit of pretending to be a person's shadow. The kanji can also be read as gen and is used in words meaning phantom or illusion.  The word X derived from German folklore is considered a harbinger of bad luck.
  113. 113. Doppelgänger
  114. 114. 2. What extinct group of animals?  Omanyte is first generation rock/water Pokemon resurrected from the now infamous Helix fossil. Both its design and name is inspired from a particular class of marine, invertebrate animals.  These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids (octopus, squid etc.) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species. However, Omanyte is also derived from ōmugai, japanese for Nautilus.
  115. 115. Ammonite
  116. 116. 3. What is the alleged inspiration?  Milotic is said to be the most beautiful of all Pokémon. When there are fights going on, it has the power to calm angry feelings and end arguments by releasing a wave of energy.  Milotic may be a combination of aquatic, melodic, or lotic.  However, its characteristics can be a reference to a certain Alexandros of Antioch.
  117. 117. Venus de Milo
  118. 118. 4. What do LGM and BEM stand for?  These two pokemon named Elgyem and Beheeyem. Their names are a reference to the two most common kinds of extra-terrestrials , usually abbreviated as LGM and BEM respectively.
  119. 119.  Little Green Men  Bug Eyed Monsters
  120. 120. 5. Identify the possible inspiration  The two Pokemon showed are Rayquaza and Yvelta. It is said that both their names and the design has been inspired by a mythical creature.  Besides the similarity in their names. These two pokemon have the highest base stats for the flying type. Rayquaza has a Airlock ability that stops all weather effects.  Which mythological God of wind do the possibly draw inspiration from?
  121. 121. Quetzalcoatl
  122. 122. 6. Identify X and Y  This Pokemon Cresselia, has the power to dispel nightmares, and holding one of its feathers is said to bring happy dreams. Often seen as the opposite of Darkrai, it has yellow, X-shaped ornaments on the sides of its head.  It is a female only Pokemon and the name is partly derived from goddess Y.  Y is the sister of Helios and said to have been the lover of mortal, Endymion.  Y is also a character played by Kate Beckinsale in Underworld series.
  123. 123. X- Crescent, Y- Selene, the moon goodess
  124. 124. Scores Please!
  125. 125. Rd5: LVC 8 SLIDES EACH CONNECTS TO A COMMON THEME EXHAUSTIVE
  126. 126. +40/-20
  127. 127. +35/-20
  128. 128. +30/-15
  129. 129. +25/-15
  130. 130. +20/-10
  131. 131. +15/-10
  132. 132. +10/-5
  133. 133. +5/0
  134. 134. The answer is...
  135. 135. The ISL teams’ logos 1. Kerala Blasters( named after the Master Blaster himself) 2. NorthEast United( 8 stars on the logo depicting the 8 states involved) 3. Delhi Dynamos( a single football stud in motion) 4. Mumbai city( the logo has a local train) 5. Pune City (the two horses on the logo) 6. F.C.Goa( The gaur is the state animal of Goa and on the team logo) 7. Atletico de Kolkata( the winged tiger on the logo) 8. Chennaiyin FC

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