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  • John Bull
  • Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
  • Panini
  • The new yorker’s impression of the rest of America
  • The knowledge
  • X – gordon, Y - khartoum
  • Paul Erdos, Erdos Number
  • Lord Kitchener
  • Shaq v/s
  • The reason for the lines on the Indian Palm Squirrel’s back, acc. To popular legend
  • Brain of BITS 2010 Finals

    1. 1. BOB ’10 The Finals Siddharth Ravichandran
    2. 2. <ul><li>Rounds: </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Bounce CW </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Bounce CCW </li></ul><ul><li>Connect Round </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Bounce CW </li></ul><ul><li>Infinite Bounce CCW </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    3. 3. <ul><li>Rules: </li></ul><ul><li>Quizmaster is king </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    4. 4. Round -1 Infinite Bounce Direction CW Siddharth Ravichandran
    5. 5. 1. Siddharth Ravichandran The first appearance of which character?
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    7. 7. A1 <ul><li>John Bull </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    8. 8. 2. F.I.B. Siddharth Ravichandran In an interview for Life, _______ was asked, &quot;Which of your writings has pleased you most?&quot; He answered, I would say that of all my books ______ has left me with the most pleasurable afterglow—perhaps because it is the purest of all, the most abstract and carefully contrived. I am probably responsible for the odd fact that people don't seem to name their daughters ______ any more. I have heard of young female poodles being given that name since 1956, but of no human beings.
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    10. 10. A2 Siddharth Ravichandran
    11. 11. 3. Connect <ul><li>______ are sandwiches, Italian in origin, but now international. In Italy, a ______ is customarily made from a small roll or loaf of bread, typically a ciabatta or a rosetta. The loaf is cut horizontally and filled with salami, ham, cheese, mortadella or other food, and sometimes served hot after having been pressed in a grill. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    12. 12. <ul><li>______ was an Ancient Indian Sanskrit grammarian from Pushkalavati, Gandhara (fl. 4th century BCE). ______’s comprehensive and scientific theory of grammar is conventionally taken to mark the end of the period of Vedic Sanskrit, by definition introducing Classical Sanskrit. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    14. 14. A3 <ul><li>Panini </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    15. 15. 4. What does this depict? Siddharth Ravichandran
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    17. 17. A4 <ul><li>A new yorker’s perception of the rest of the world </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    18. 18. 5. F.I.B. Siddharth Ravichandran The ______________ Examination System, informally known as __________, is the in-depth study of a number of pre-set London street routes and places of interest that taxicab-drivers in that city must complete to obtain a licence to operate a black cab. It was initiated in 1865, and has changed little since. The training involved ensures that London taxi drivers are experts on London, and have an intimacy with their city which no technology can achieve. It is the world's most demanding training course for taxicab-drivers, and applicants will usually need at least 12 'Appearances' (attempts at the final test), after preparation averaging 34 months, to pass the examination
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    20. 20. A5 <ul><li>The knowledge of London examination </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    21. 21. 6. X and Y (2 slides) <ul><li>Major-General Charles George X, CB (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885), known as Chinese X, X Pasha, and X of Y, was a British army officer and administrator. He is remembered for his campaigns in China and northern Africa. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    22. 22. Siddharth Ravichandran Y is a 1966 film written by Robert Ardrey and directed by Basil Dearden. It stars Charlton Heston as General Y and Laurence Olivier as the Mahdi (Mahommed Ahmed) and is based on X's defence of the Sudanese city of Y from the forces of the Mahdist army during the Siege of Y.
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    24. 24. A.6 <ul><li>X- Gordon </li></ul><ul><li>Y - Khartoum </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    25. 25. 7. Who? Give Fundaes Siddharth Ravichandran _________ (26 March 1913 – 20 September 1996) was an immensely prolific and famously eccentric Hungarian mathematician. He published more papers than any other mathematician in history, working with hundreds of collaborators.
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    28. 28. A.7 <ul><li>Paul Erdos. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of his prolific output, friends created the Erdős number as a humorous tribute; Erdős alone was assigned the Erdős number of 0 (for being himself), while his immediate collaborators could claim an Erdős number of 1, their collaborators have Erdős number at most 2, and so on. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    29. 29. 8. <ul><li>He was an American blues musician, among the most famous of Delta blues musicians. His landmark recordings from 1936–1937 display a remarkable combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced generations of musicians. His shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend. </li></ul><ul><li>How has he been immortalised? </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    31. 31. A.8 <ul><li>According to a legend known to modern blues fans, Robert Johnson had a deal with the Devil mirroring the legend of Faust; in exchange for his soul, he was able to create the blues for which he became famous. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    32. 32. 9. Who? <ul><li>Though _____ was born and raised in Mikawa Province, he often returned to Iga, home of the ______ family. He was an extremely skilled swordsman, tactician and spearman. The village of Yagyu, along the Kyoto-Nara border, was home to a venerable school of sword technique. The Hozoin temple in Nara supported a unique school of spear fighting, the Hozoin-ryu. ______, who fought his first battle at the age of 16, went on to serve at the battles of Anegawa (1570) and Mikatagahara (1572), but his most valuable contribution came in 1582, following Oda Nobunaga's death. </li></ul><ul><li>________ died in 1596 at the age of fifty-five of natural causes. However, there is a popular legend that a ninja, Fuma Kotaro, killed him in battle. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    34. 34. A.9 <ul><li>Hattori hanzo </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    35. 35. 10. Id. Siddharth Ravichandran What is pictured here?
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    37. 37. A.10 <ul><li>Schlacthof Funf or Slaughter House Five </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    38. 38. 11. <ul><li>Sir _________, 1st Baronet of Brook Street (31 December 1816 – 29 January 1890) was a prominent 19th century English physician and Governor of Guy's Hospital, London, who served as one of the Physicians-in-Ordinary to HM Queen Victoria. He is remembered for a number of significant contributions to medical science. </li></ul><ul><li>Since the 1970s, he has been named in a number of notable works of fiction and non-fiction linking him to the Jack the Ripper case, several of which depict him as the actual perpetrator of the murders. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    40. 40. A.11 <ul><li>Sir William Gull </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    41. 41. 12. <ul><li>In 1978 this band staged a famous nude, all-female bicycle race to promote the single. The bicycle race took place on 17 September 1978 at Wimbledon Stadium in London. The picture sleeve showed a rear view of one of the ladies on her bicycle, but in the U.S. a pair of red panties were painted on to avoid public outcry. Legend has it that the band borrowed the bicycles from a store (&quot;Halfords,&quot; according to the liner notes), but upon returning them were informed that they would have to purchase all the seats, as they had been used in an improper manner (i.e. without clothing). </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the band and the single </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    44. 44. A12 Siddharth Ravichandran
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    46. 46. Round - 2 Infinite Bounce Direction CCW Siddharth Ravichandran
    47. 47. 1. What do they have in common? Siddharth Ravichandran
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    49. 49. A. 1 <ul><li>Last home player to win their respective grand slams </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Edmondson – Australian Open </li></ul><ul><li>Yannick Noah – French Open </li></ul><ul><li>Fred Perry – Wimbledon </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Roddick – US Open </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    52. 52. A.2 <ul><li>E-bow </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    53. 53. 3. <ul><li>Known as Elang Bondol in Indonesia, the __________ is the official mascot of Jakarta. In India it is considered as the contemporary representation of Shree Garuda, the carrier of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna. In Malaysia, the island of Langkawi is named after the bird ('kawi' denoting an ochre-like stone used to decorate pottery, and a reference to the bird's primary plumage colour). </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    56. 56. A.3 <ul><li>Brahminy Kite </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    57. 57. 4. <ul><li>These are some of the ‘one minute sculptures’ of artist Erwin Wurm. What did these inspire? </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    60. 60. A.4 Siddharth Ravichandran
    61. 61. 5. <ul><li>Kevin Eastman is brainstorming with his friend Peter Laird about comics in 1983. While brainstorming, they ask a question: what could they do to improve their chances of coming up with a hit comic? They start counting their inspirations. </li></ul><ul><li>a. Cerebus the Aardvark </li></ul><ul><li>b. Ronin by Frank Miller </li></ul><ul><li>c. Daredevil </li></ul><ul><li>d. The New Mutants </li></ul><ul><li>What did they come up with? </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    62. 62. Siddharth Ravichandran
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    64. 64. A.5 <ul><li>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! </li></ul><ul><li>a. Cerebus the Aardvark - pig superhero who drinks and cusses. But is very smart. Misfit animal superhero. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Ronin - Ninjas. </li></ul><ul><li>c. Daredevil is another hit comic - It’s about a blind mutant whose other senses are heightened beyond normal human ability because of radio active exposure. Mutants. </li></ul><ul><li>d. The New Mutants - teenage mutant superheroes undergoing training. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    65. 65. 6. Connect <ul><li>1964 to 1966 - The Animals, The Beatles, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Zombies </li></ul><ul><li>1980’s - Petshop Boys, Soft Cell, Eurythmics </li></ul><ul><li>early 1980's - Iron Maiden, Saxon, Motörhead, Angel Witch, Tygers of Pan Tang, Blitzkrieg, Avenger, Sweet Savage, Girlschool, Jaguar, Demon, Diamond Head, Samson and Tank </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    67. 67. A.6 <ul><li>‘ British Invasions’ </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    70. 70. A.7 <ul><li>Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    71. 71. 8. <ul><li>Directed by: John Huston & </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Riger </li></ul><ul><li>Starring : Sylvester Stallone Michael Caine Max Von Sydow Pelé Bobby Moore </li></ul><ul><li>The Movie name? </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    73. 73. A.8 <ul><li>Escape to Victory </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    74. 74. 9. Connect Siddharth Ravichandran
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    76. 76. A.9 <ul><li>Every year, GE (30 Rockefeller Plaza) gets thousands of mails from children who believed that it's only logical that Santa Claus has the ZIP code 12345 </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    77. 77. 10. What? <ul><li>_______ is a popular Hindu ritual of worship in North Kerala state, India, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day Kannur and Kasargod districts). As a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs, it embraces almost all the castes and classes of the Hindu religion in this region. The performers of _______ belong to the indigenous tribal community, and have an important position. </li></ul><ul><li>The term _______ is a corrupt form of the local word for God. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    80. 80. A.10 <ul><li>Theyyam </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    81. 81. 11. <ul><li>______ is a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. The film features Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Maila &quot;Vampira&quot; Nurmi. </li></ul><ul><li>For years, the film played on television in relative obscurity, until 1980, when author Michael Medved dubbed ________ the &quot;worst movie ever made&quot;. It has also earned Wood a posthumous Golden Turkey Award (an award of Medved's creation) as the worst director ever. Various critics since have concurred with this opinion. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    84. 84. 12. Identify the painting. Siddharth Ravichandran
    85. 85. Siddharth Ravichandran
    86. 86. A. 12 <ul><li>The Third of May 1808 by Francisco Goya, commemorating the Spanish resistance to Napoleon’s forces. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a groundbreaking, archetypal image of the horrors of war. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    88. 88. Connect Round Written round Answers of the individual slides lead to a connect. Slayersiddiamond
    89. 89. 1. +40/-30 Slayersiddiamond
    90. 90. 2. +35/-25 Slayersiddiamond
    91. 91. 3. +30/-20 Slayersiddiamond
    92. 92. 4. +25/-15 <ul><li>__________ (1764 – October 15, 1805) was the British Resident in Hyderabad from 1798 to 1805. </li></ul><ul><li>He also built the historic Koti Residency in Hyderabad, a landmark and major tourist attraction. </li></ul>Slayersiddiamond
    93. 93. 5. +20/-10 Slayersiddiamond
    94. 94. 6. +15/-5 <ul><li>The myth is attributed to the natural suppleness and swiftness cats exhibit to escape life-threatening situations. Also lending credence to this myth is that falling cats often land on their feet because of an inbuilt automatic twisting reaction and are able to twist their bodies around to land feet first </li></ul>Slayersiddiamond
    95. 95. 7. +10 Slayersiddiamond
    96. 96. Slayersiddiamond
    97. 97. Answers <ul><li>1. Mt. Athos, greece </li></ul><ul><li>2. Xanadu </li></ul><ul><li>3. Meenakshi temple, Madurai </li></ul><ul><li>4. James Achilles Kirkpatrick </li></ul><ul><li>5. kazaam </li></ul><ul><li>6. Nine lives myth </li></ul><ul><li>7. Bahadur Shah Zafar </li></ul>Slayersiddiamond
    98. 98. Connect <ul><li>Books by William Dalrymple </li></ul>Slayersiddiamond
    99. 99. Slayersiddiamond
    100. 100. Round – 3 Infinite Bounce Direction CW Siddharth Ravichandran
    101. 101. 1. <ul><li>In the film Rock Star starring Mark Wahlberg, a copier sales rep from a working-class mid-sized city lives for fronting a &quot;tribute&quot; band paying homage to his favorite heavy metal group. When footage shot by a third-party of his live performance makes it to the famous British band Steel Dragon’s management, they decide to audition him to replace their departing lead singer. Also, the singer for Steel Dragon (who is replaced) states he's gay in a certain scene. </li></ul><ul><li>This is an intentional nod to similar events that involved another famous band. Name the band and/or the usurping vocalist. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    103. 103. A.1 <ul><li>Judas Priest, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    106. 106. A.2 <ul><li>The alcohol belts of Europe – Wine, Beer and Vodka belts </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    107. 107. 3. <ul><li>The ______ was an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, England, for nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1949. Its more regular members (many of them academics at the University) included J. R. R. &quot;Tollers&quot; Tolkien, C. S. &quot;Jack&quot; Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Christopher Tolkien (J. R. R. Tolkien's son), Warren &quot;Warnie&quot; Lewis (C. S. Lewis's elder brother), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings , Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet , and Williams's All Hallows' Eve were among the novels first read to the_______. Tolkien's fictional Notion Club was based on the _____. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    109. 109. A.3 <ul><li>Inklings </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    110. 110. 4. <ul><li>__________ is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the &quot;noir prophet&quot; of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. _____ coined the term &quot;cyberspace&quot; in his short story &quot;Burning Chrome&quot; and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984). In envisaging cyberspace, he created an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s. He is also credited with predicting the rise of reality television and with establishing the conceptual foundations for the rapid growth of virtual environments such as video games and the Web. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    112. 112. A.4 <ul><li>William Gibson </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    113. 113. 5. <ul><li>Lieutenant Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming _________, DSO & Bar, MC & Bar was an English soldier who fought throughout World War II armed with a bow, arrows and a claymore. He once said &quot;any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed.&quot; He used his archery and bagpipe talents to play a small film role in the movie The Thief of Bagdad. </li></ul><ul><li>In May 1940, ______ and his unit, the Manchester Regiment, ambushed a German patrol near l'Epinette, France. He gave the signal to attack by cutting down the enemy sergeant with his barbed arrows, becoming the only known British soldier to have felled an enemy with a longbow in the course of the war. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    116. 116. A. 5 <ul><li>“ Jack” Churchill </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    117. 117. 6. <ul><li>Connect </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    119. 119. A. 6 <ul><li>Timbuktu; Jhumri Talaiya </li></ul><ul><li>Popular “Mythical” places which actually exist </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    120. 120. 7. <ul><li>Disciple and Master…explain, identify </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    122. 122. A.7 <ul><li>Marilyn Manson and Anton LaVey, Church of Satan </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    123. 123. 8. Who’s club history? <ul><li>Esteghlal Ardabil Taxirani Bank Tejarat Persepolis Al-Sadd Arminia Bielefeld Bayern Munich Hertha BSC Al-Shabab Persepolis Saba Battery Saipa </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    125. 125. A. 8 <ul><li>Ali Daei, former captain of the Iran national football team, and is the world's all-time leading goalscorer in international matches. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    126. 126. 9. Connect Siddharth Ravichandran
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    129. 129. A. 9 <ul><li>Bombay band Bhayanak Maut get their name from a little known Ramsay Brothers horror flick. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    130. 130. 10. <ul><li>What was this called? </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    132. 132. A.10 <ul><li>Operation Valkyrie </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    133. 133. 11. <ul><li>When performing in his theatrical persona, ______ used to wear a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker that read &quot;funeral&quot; in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white costume mask. </li></ul><ul><li>He also incorporates nunchaku, robot dancing, and toy trading into his stage performances. _____'s persona represents a character who was &quot;raised by chickens&quot; and has made it his &quot;mission in life to alert the world to the ongoing chicken holocaust in fast-food joints around the globe.&quot; </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    136. 136. A.11 <ul><li>Buckethead </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    137. 137. 12. Who? <ul><li>________(1847–1924) was a martial artist, a traditional Chinese medicine physician, acupuncturist and revolutionary who became a Chinese folk hero He was considered an expert in the Hung Gar style of Chinese martial arts. A series of 99 films on ________ was produced between the 1940s and 1960s in Hong Kong. List of notable films on him in English: </li></ul><ul><li>* Challenge of the Masters (1976) - starring Gordon Liu </li></ul><ul><li>* Drunken Master (1978) - starring Jackie Chan. </li></ul><ul><li>* Magnificent Butcher (1979) - starring Kwan Tak Hing. Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Wei Pak. </li></ul><ul><li>* Once Upon a Time in China (1991) - starring Jet Li. This is the first part of a series of six films </li></ul><ul><li>* Great Hero From China (1992) - starring Chin Kar-Lok </li></ul><ul><li>* Iron Monkey (1993) - starring Donnie Yen as Wong Kei-Ying. Angie Tsang played the young ______ </li></ul><ul><li>* Once Upon a Time in China IV & V (1993) - starring Vincent Zhao </li></ul><ul><li>* Drunken Master II (1994) - starring Jackie Chan. Ti Lung co-starred as Wong Kei-Ying. </li></ul><ul><li>* Drunken Master Killer (1994) - starring Willie Chi </li></ul><ul><li>* Last Hero in China (1995) - starring Jet Li </li></ul><ul><li>* Around the World in 80 Days (2004) - Sammo Hung appears briefly as _______. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    140. 140. A.12 <ul><li>Wong Fei Hung </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    142. 142. Round - 4 Infinite Bounce Direction CCW Siddharth Ravichandran
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    145. 145. A.1 <ul><li>Rick Allen of Def Leppard </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    146. 146. 2.Identify Siddharth Ravichandran
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    148. 148. A.2 <ul><li>Lord Kitchener, pre WWI </li></ul><ul><li>This poster was the template for all “_____ wants you” posters that followed </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    149. 149. 3. Connect Siddharth Ravichandran + Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, Olympic gold medalists in beach volleyball
    150. 150. Siddharth Ravichandran Albert Pujols, first baseman of the St. Louis Cardinals Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl champ
    151. 151. Siddharth Ravichandran Oscar de la Hoya Micheal Phelps
    152. 152. Siddharth Ravichandran
    153. 153. A.3 Siddharth Ravichandran They were all challenged by Shaq on his show “Shaq Vs”. Needless to say, Shaq lost all The challenges, despite the Handicaps.
    154. 154. 4. Put Fundae Siddharth Ravichandran
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    157. 157. A.4 <ul><li>The stripes on the Palm Squirrels back are explained by a Hindu legend. The legend has it that a squirrel helped in the construction of the Adi sethu (bridge) at Rameswaram. Lord Rama was pleased by the creature's dedication and, in stroking the squirrel's back, the mark of Rama's fingers was left on the squirrel ever since. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    158. 158. 5. Siddharth Ravichandran Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura _______ (February 4, 1746 – October 15, 1817) was a Polish-Lithuanian general and military leader during the _________ Uprising. As a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States, _________ has given his name to many places around the world and numerous monuments. The Polish explorer Count Paweł Edmund Strzelecki named the highest mountain in Australia after him.
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    160. 160. A.5 <ul><li>Kosciuszko </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    161. 161. 6. Identify <ul><li>_______ is a Caribbean island that forms part of Haiti, off the northwest coast of Hispaniola. Its name in both Spanish and French means &quot;Turtle Island&quot; or &quot;Tortoise Island&quot;, and it is sometimes called that in English. In the 17th century, it was a major center of Caribbean piracy. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    163. 163. A.6 <ul><li>Tortuga </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    164. 164. 7. What? <ul><li>&quot;A very advanced form of lie detector that measures contractions of the iris muscle and the presence of invisible airborne particles emitted from the body. The bellows were designed for the latter function and give the machine the menacing air of a sinister insect. The ___ is used to determine if a suspect is truly human by measuring the degree of his empathic response through carefully worded questions and statements.&quot; </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    166. 166. A.7 <ul><li>Voight Kampff test, Blade Runner </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    167. 167. 8. <ul><li>The term “______'s Law&quot; was used as early as 1782 by a prominent Virginian named Charles _____ to describe his actions in suppressing a suspected Loyalist uprising in 1780 during the American Revolutionary War. The suspects were given a summary trial at an informal court; sentences handed down included whipping, property seizure, coerced pledges of allegiance, and conscription into the military. </li></ul><ul><li>Supposed origin of what word? </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    169. 169. A.8 <ul><li>Lynch, Lynching </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    170. 170. 9. <ul><li>Estadio Hernando Siles Zuazo is a sports stadium in La Paz, Bolivia. It is the country's largest sports complex with a capacity of 42,000 seated spectators. </li></ul><ul><li>On May 27, 2007, FIFA declared that no World Cup Qualifying matches could be played in stadiums like this one. Some, including Bolivian President Evo Morales, reacted by claiming the new measure discriminated primarily against nations in Latin America, like Bolivia. The &quot;Hernando Siles&quot; became a symbol of the Bolivian struggle against FIFA's ban. After a month of campaigning against the ban, FIFA announced a special exemption for the Estadio Hernando Siles, allowing the stadium to continue holding World Cup qualifying matches. </li></ul><ul><li>What is this all about? </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    172. 172. A. 9 <ul><li>It is 3637m above sea level. Protests from visiting teams that the altitude gave the Bolivian national team an unfair advantage against opponents. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    173. 173. 10. What are we talking about? <ul><li>After Emperor Augustus abolished the Province of Gallia Cisalpina (today’s northern Italy), it ceased to be the extreme border line of Italy. Augustus’ decision caused it to lose a great deal of importance, and as memories faded, the name _______ gradually disappeared from local toponymy. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    175. 175. A.10 <ul><li>River Rubicon </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    176. 176. 11. Put Fundaes <ul><li>The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max, invented and Developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946, the Temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees. The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter. </li></ul><ul><li>Henry was curious and invited them into his office. They refused and Instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car. They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees, Turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off immediately.The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he Offered them $3 million for the patent. </li></ul><ul><li>The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they Wanted the recognition by having a label, ‘The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,’ On the dashboard of each car in which it was installed. Now old man Ford was more than just a little anti-Semitic, and there was No way he was going to put the Goldberg’s name on two million Fords. They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 Million and a new naming convention. What did this give rise to? </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
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    178. 178. A.11 <ul><li>Car A/C controls had “Lo, Norm, Hi and Max” as the controls </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran
    179. 179. 12. Siddharth Ravichandran What?
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    181. 181. A.12 <ul><li>St. Elmo's fire is an electrical weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a coronal discharge originating from a grounded object in an atmospheric electric field (such as those generated by thunderstorms or thunderstorms created by a volcanic explosion). </li></ul><ul><li>St. Elmo's fire is named after St. Erasmus of Formiae (also called St. Elmo), the patron saint of sailors. The phenomenon sometimes appeared on ships at sea during thunderstorms, and was regarded by sailors with religious awe for glowing ball of light, accounting for the name. </li></ul>Siddharth Ravichandran