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IITB sci tech 2013 finals infinite bounce

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  1. 1. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion OkCupid’s OkTrends, a dating research blog, pulled data from their millions of users to get answers to some fascinating questions about dating, relationships and how we present ourselves online. Contrary to what most people assumed/believed, R is the most popular kind of female photo based on new contacts per month. In other words, even though social networks are littered with these images and folks seem to be more vocal about their silliness than their sexiness, the data doesn’t lie. Women with a R are nearly 60% more likely to get contacted than women with photos of themselves in bed. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  2. 2. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion The MySpace Angle Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  3. 3. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion In ancient Greek religion and myth, the Anemoi were Greek wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which their respective winds came, and were each associated with various seasons and weather conditions. Of the four chief Anemoi, Boreas was the north wind and bringer of cold winter air, Notus was the south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn, and D was the west wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes; Eurus, the east wind was not associated with any of the three Greek seasons D is known as the fructifying wind, the messenger of spring. Name D, a term IITBians also know in another context. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  4. 4. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Zephyrus (Zephyr) Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  5. 5. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion X, is email that has been subscribed to and is therefore not unsolicited, but is often not read by the recipient for a long period of time, if at all. X has been described as "email you want but not right now.” X differs from spam in that the recipient has signed up to receive it. X is also not necessarily sent in bulk. Some examples of common X messages are news alerts, periodic messages from e-merchants from whom one has made previous purchases, messages from social networking sites, and wiki watch lists. The name X is meant to convey the idea that such email is better than spam, but not as good as a personal email and is hence still like pig meat. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  6. 6. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Bacn Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  7. 7. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion His contemporaries nicknamed him beta, because he supposedly proved himself to be the second best in the world in almost every field. ■ He was the first person to use the word "geography" and invented the discipline of geography as we understand it. He invented a system of latitude and longitude ■ He was the first person to calculate the circumference of the earth ■ He was the first person to prove that the Earth was round ■ He was the first to calculate the tilt of the Earths axis ■ He may also have accurately calculated the distance from the earth to the sun and invented the leap day. ■ He also has a very famous algorithm in Maths named after him ■ He also created a map of the world based on the available geographical knowledge of the era. ■ In addition, he was the founder of scientific chronology; he endeavored to fix the dates of the chief literary and political events from the conquest of Troy. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  8. 8. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Eratosthenes Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  9. 9. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion This is a piece of mineral rock that’s called Armalcolite. How did it get its name? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  10. 10. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  11. 11. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Homage to _____ _____ (1986) is a collection of essays by Anthony Burgess. The title of the collection is a reference to the urban legend of an Hungarian man named _____ _____, who supposedly invented the modern English keyboard layout and left his name lightly hidden in it. FITB. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  12. 12. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Qwerty Uiop Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  13. 13. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion NASA Administrator Sean OKeefe and 9-year-old Sofi Collis, who wrote the winning essay in a naming contest, unveiled the names this morning at NASAs Kennedy Space Center. "Now, thanks to Sofi Collis, our third grade explorer-to-be from Scottsdale, Ariz., we have names for the rovers that are extremely worthy of the bold mission they are about to undertake," OKeefe said. Sofi read her essay: "I used to live in an orphanage. It was dark and cold and lonely. At night, I looked up at the sparkly sky and felt better. I dreamed I could fly there. In America, I can make all my dreams come true. Thank you for the ______ and the ___________. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  14. 14. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Spirit, Opportunity Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  15. 15. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion In 1909, Twain is quoted as saying: "I came in with D 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 dont go out with D. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together." His prediction was accurate—Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  16. 16. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Halley’s Comet Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  17. 17. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion The common name of this plant means a lion’s tooth in French. It belongs to the Asteraceae family. Its flower head is composed of hundreds of smaller florets and seed heads How has it become famous in the world of technology? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  18. 18. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Samsung Galaxy S3 Wallpaper Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  19. 19. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Each year, The American Dialect Society selects its Word of the Year. For 2012, the winner was a bit of a surprise. It wasnt fiscal cliff, the ubiquitous term in the news from Capitol Hill. And it wasnt YOLO, the youthful acronym for "You Only Live Once" that quickly rose (and just as quickly fell) this past year. It wasn’t even Gangnam Style. The official announcement reads: “This was the year when Q became a ubiquitous phenomenon in online talk,” Zimmer said. “Q have created instant social trends, spreading bite- sized viral messages on topics ranging from politics to pop culture.” What is Q? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  20. 20. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion #hashtag Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  21. 21. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Umwelt is the idea that because their senses pick up on different things, different animals in the same ecosystem actually live in very different worlds. Everything about you shapes the world you inhabit—from your ideology to your glasses prescription to your ______________. This was the introduction to? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  22. 22. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion XKCD April Fool’s 2012 Edition. People saw different comics based on their location, operating system, browser, etc. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  23. 23. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Give Funda Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  24. 24. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Launch of Google Fiber in Kansas City Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  25. 25. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion In Jan/Feb 2012, Google hosted a conference to which were invited several leading technologists, scientists, and other innovators & entrepreneurs to discuss some of the worlds most interesting & difficult problems. They called this an exercise in "moonshot thinking" i.e. solutions that are just beyond what is currently feasible but just enough within reality. Given the nature of the gathering (and that many videos were posted), the gathering drew comparisons with TED. The name chosen for this (and more are planned) is something that would often be seen in an algebra problem. What? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  26. 26. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Solve for X Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  27. 27. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Travelers diarrhea or travellers diarrhoea (TD) is the most common illness affecting travelers. An estimated 10 million people—20% to 50% of international travelers—develop it annually. TD is defined as three or more unformed stools in 24 hours passed by a traveler, commonly accompanied by abdominal cramps, nausea, and bloating. Its diagnosis does not imply a specific organism, but Escherichia coli is the most commonly isolated pathogen. There are a number of colloquialisms for travelers diarrhea, such as “Montezumas revenge”, “Aztec two step”, "Pharaohs Revenge”. What is the Indian colloquialism for this disease? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  28. 28. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Delhi Belly Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  29. 29. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Connect: Sam, Mike, Mary, Michael, Michelle Hazel, David, Zira, Anna, Lili Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  30. 30. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Names of computer voices in Microsoft OSes Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  31. 31. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Connect (non-exhaustive) ■ Crocodile Shears ■ Bicholim Conflict ■ Martin Coleman ■ Functional Temporalism ■ Moroccans with Disabilities Act of 1992 Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  32. 32. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion Hoax Wikipedia Articles Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  33. 33. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion AUDIENCE QUESTION Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  34. 34. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion AUDIENCE QUESTION What is called a solidus if written as a diagonal line or a vinculum if written as a horizontal line? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  35. 35. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion AUDIENCE QUESTION What is called a solidus if written as a diagonal line or a vinculum if written as a horizontal line? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  36. 36. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion AUDIENCE QUESTION What is the first stanza? When the blazing sun is gone, When he nothing shines upon, Then you show your little light, ________________________ Then the traveller in the dark, Thanks you for your tiny spark, He could not see which way to go, ________________________ In the dark blue sky you keep, And often through my curtains peep, For you never shut your eye, Till the sun is in the sky. As your bright and tiny spark, Lights the traveller in the dark. Though I know not what you are, Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  37. 37. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion AUDIENCE QUESTION Which Shakespearean play is staged at the Globe Theatre ever 21st June at 9 pm? Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale
  38. 38. IITB Open SciTech Quiz—8th January 2013 FinalsQuestion AUDIENCE QUESTION What is being described in this stanza of the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel T Coleridge? The upper air burst into life! And a hundred fire-flags sheen, To and fro they were hurried about! And to and fro, and in and out, The wan stars danced between. Quizmaster: Antariksh Bothale

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