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Title: The IISc Quiz Club IQC General Quiz Sunday July 15 2012 QM: Sumeer For feedback : sumeer.kumar@gmail.com Cell: 9900 266 539


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The IISc Quiz Club IQC General Quiz Sunday
July 15 2012QM Sumeer For feedback
sumeer.kumar_at_gmail.com Cell 9900 266 539

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About Clues
  • Most questions carry some clue(s).
  • Clue(s) will be provided only as long as no team
    has an objection .
  • If any team does NOT want a clue they can use
    their veto power to say so, and no clue shall be
    provided to anyone.

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Rules
  • Infinite Bounce
  • Each question carries 6 points.
  • Some questions have 2 parts and some are 3 parts.
  • For 2 part answers - each part carries 3 points
  • For 3 part answers - each part carries 2 points.
  • No negatives ! So feel free to Guess, Guess and
    Guess.
  • Only one answer per team per question.
  • In case of multiple answers, ONLY the first
    answer will be accepted.
  • No pounces !
  • The Quiz Master's decision is FINAL !
  • Disclaimer
  • Any resemblance to any persons living or dead is
    purely intentional.

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GENERAL ROUND
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  • The name of the shrine comes from the Arabic word
    meaning holy or majestic, and the Kashmiri word
    meaning place.
  • Which shrine ?
  • What is special about it?
  • (see pic)

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ANSWER
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  • The Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Jammu
    Kashmir.
  • It contains a relic believed by many Muslims of
    Kashmir to be a hair of the Islamic prophet
    Muhammad.
  • The shrine is situated on the left bank of the
    Dal Lake, Srinagar and is considered to be
    Kashmir's holiest Muslim shrine.
  • The Moi-e-Muqqadas (the sacred hair) of Mohammed
    is believed to be preserved here.
  • The shrine is known by many names including
    Hazratbal, Assar-e-Sharief, Madinat-us-Sani, or
    simply Dargah Sharif.

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  • Connect
  • "The Usual Gang of Idiots"
  • "Number 1 in a field of one."
  • "We must never stop reminding the reader what
    little value they get for their money!"
  • "You could do worse... and always have!"
  • (clue?)

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Clue?
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ANSWER
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  • In one scene of film X, Clark Gable undresses for
    bed, taking off his shirt to reveal that he is
    bare-chested.
  • An urban legend claims that, as a result, sales
    of men's undershirts declined noticeably.
  • Film X also prominently features a Greyhound bus
    in the story, spurring interest in bus travel
    nationwide.
  • Y is a 1991 Bollywood film released produced by
    Gulshan Kumar, directed by Mahesh Bhatt starring
    Pooja Bhatt and Aamir Khan that was an unofficial
    remake of X .
  • Z's nonchalant carrot-chewing standing position,
    originated in a scene in the same film in which
    Gable's character leans against a fence, eating
    carrots rapidly and talking with his mouth full
    to Claudette Colbert's character.
  • This scene was well known while the film was
    popular, and viewers at the time likely
    recognized Z's behavior as satire.
  • X Y Z?

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ANSWER
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  • X - It Happened One Night
  • Y - Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
  • Z - Bugs Bunny

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  • X's creation as a "gentle, hairy,
    non-English-speaking _______" was inspired by Y
    seeing his own dog sitting up on the passenger
    seat of his car.
  • Apparently, X's name is derived from the Russian
    and Ukrainian word for dog.
  • In all four screen appearances, X was played by
    Peter Mayhew, who was chosen for his height
    7'3".
  • Five identical costumes were made for Mayhew to
    wear. In the original films the suits were made
    of yak hair and mohair.
  • Later,the suit was made of more comfortable
    materials.
  • Only Mayhew's blue eyes could be seen in his
    costume.
  • X,Y ?

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ANSWER
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  • X - Chewbacca
  • Y - George Lucas
  • Chewbacca's voice was created by the original
    films' sound designer, Ben Burtt, from a mix of
    recordings of walruses, lions,camels, bears,
    rabbits, tigers and badgers in Burtt's personal
    library.
  • The individual recordings were mixed at different
    ratios for Chewbacca's different utterances.
  • One of the most prominent elements in the voice
    was a black bear named Tarik, from Happy Hollow
    Zoo in San Jose, California.

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  • Few pieces of public art are met with unanimous
    applause, but the 40,000-pound, 26-foot statue
    that was erected in Chicagos Pioneer Court was
    more hated than most.
  • After 10 months of complaints from locals and
    critics alike not to mention being voted
    Americas worst piece of bad public art by one
    website,X has finally been dismantled.
  • Local paper The Chicago Sun-Times ran a story
    called Goodbye and good riddance, ___ ___ in
    response to the statue's removal, in which it was
    described as breathtakingly tacky.
  • Meanwhile, the man responsible for X , artist
    Johnson said in statement reported by CBS
    Chicago I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the
    variety of reactions to the sculpture.
  • The statue was repeatedly vandalized.
  • X or what is the statue about ?

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ANSWER
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  • X - Forever Marilyn
  • The giant sculpture depicted the icon in her
    famous Seven Year Itch pose, stood above a
    subway-grate struggling to keep her billowing
    dress in place.
  • It afforded passerby a view of Marilyns bum
    beneath her skirt and her famous legs, but even
    that wasnt enough to win over the Windy City !

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Connect
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ANSWER
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  • SCOOTER
  • Scooter Libby (born 1950), American political
    figure
  • Scooter, a corruption of the word Scoter a large
    black diving duck
  • Kick scooter, a wheeled vehicle propelled by a
    rider pushing off the ground
  • Scooter (skirt), a short skirt with shorts
    underneath, also known as a "skort"
  • Knee scooter, a mobility device for patients with
    leg injuries
  • "Scooter", a colloquial term for a Harley
    Davidson motorcycle
  • The Scooter, a giant, fast-moving storm on the
    planet Neptune
  • Motor scooter, a motorcycle with a step-through
    frame

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Connect all with a phrase! (clue?)
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Clue?
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ANSWER
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  • Après moi, le déluge" meaning "After me the
    deluge (will come)"

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  • No. 617 Squadron is a Royal Air Force aircraft
    squadron commonly known as the "Dambusters", for
    its actions during Operation Chastise against
    German dams during World War II.
  • The mission used highly specialised bombs to
    destroy Ruhr dams in Germany.
  • In 1943 the RAF's 617 Squadron attacked the
    Möhne, Eder and Sorpe dams in Germany with
    "bouncing bomb".
  • Sir Barnes Neville Wallis,was an English
    scientist, engineer and inventor best known for
    inventing the bouncing bomb used by the RAF in
    Operation Chastise (the "Dambusters" raid) to
    attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World
    War II.
  • Among his other inventions were the geodesic
    airframe and the earthquake bomb.
  • The remark is attributed to Louis XV of France in
    reference to the impending end of a functioning
    French monarchy and predicting the French
    Revolution.
  • The phrase is now used to denigrate the attitude
    of someone who acts irresponsibly, without
    worrying on the consequences that his/her acts
    could have. Something like "I don't care what
    happens next, I'll be gone",or "The world could
    collapse after I'm gone, no big deal".

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Connect all to lady in middle.
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ANSWER
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  • Elvis Presley,Betty Grable,Betty Davis and Lady
    Astor all sporting variants of the pompadour
    hairstyle named after Madame de Pompadour
  • (Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de
    Pompadour) a member of the French court, and the
    official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to
    her death.

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Chalti ka naam Gaadi
  • Id these Indian Railways trains using the info
    given.
  • 20 odd Qns

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T1
  • This express train runs between _____ and Chennai
    linking the important cities and towns of
    southern Tamilnadu with Kerala.
  • It connects Tiruchi, Madurai, Tirunelveli in
    Tamilnadu and Trivandrum and Kochi in Kerala and
    longitudinally crosses almost the whole state of
    Tamilnadu.
  • (see pics)

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ANSWER
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  • The Guruvayur Express connecting the temple city
    of Guruvayur with Chennai.
  • Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is a famous Krishna
    temple in Guruvayur in Thrissur district of
    Kerala.
  • It is one of the most important places of worship
    for Hindus and is often referred to as "Bhooloka
    Vaikuntam which translates to the holy abode of
    Vishnu on Earth.
  • Hence it is also known as Dwaraka of the South.
  • Shri Krishna is popularly known here by different
    names such as Kannan, Unni-Kannan (Baby
    Krishnan), Unni-Krishnan, Balakrishnan, and
    Guruvayoorappan.

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T2
  • A B is an important mail/express train connecting
    the two pilgrimage centers of Haridwar and
    Puri.It covers a distance of 2378 Kilometers at
    an average speed of 53 Kmph.
  • A was an early state in central-eastern India,
    which comprised most of the modern state of
    Orissa as well as the Andhra region of the
    bordering state of AP.
  • It was a rich and fertile land that extended from
    the river Damodar/Ganges to Godavari and from Bay
    of Bengal to Amarkantak range in the West.The
    region was scene of a bloody War fought by the
    Maurya Emperor Ashoka the Great of Magadha circa
    265 BCE.
  • B was located in the northern and eastern portion
    of the modern-day Indian state of Orissa.
  • This kingdom was mentioned in the Mahabharata,
    with various names including Odra desha.
  • Early medieval literature says its name means
    "the land which has excellent opulence of artists
    and art".
  • The Dasarnas, the Mekalas (a kingdom to the west
    of B) and the B were mentioned as kingdoms of
    Bharata Varsha (Ancient India)
  • B were mentioned as taking part in the
    Kurukshetra War siding with the Kauravas.
  • B also appears in our national anthem.

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ANSWER
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  • Kalinga Utkal Express
  • A - Kalinga Kingdom
  • B - Utkala Kingdom
  • Utkala is also called Utpala and Okkal it is
    also mentioned in our national anthem.

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T3
  • It is a sister train to the main Mumbai Rajdhani
    and connects Mumbai to Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin.
  • It is named after the venue from where the Quit
    India Movement was launched in 1942.
  • (see pic)

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ANSWER
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  • The August Kranti Rajdhani Express
  • Gowalia Tank Maidan (now known as August Kranti
    Maidan) is a park in central Mumbai where Mahatma
    Gandhi issued the Quit India speech on 8 August
    1942 decreeing that the British must leave India
    immediately or else mass agitations would take
    place.
  • The call mobilised the citizens to a huge Civil
    Disobedience movement as the British refused to
    grant independence till the War was over.

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T4
  • A superfast express train from Chennai Egmore to
    Tuticorin.
  • Another name of Tuticorin as the sea water of Bay
    of Bengal in this area is suited for ______ (b1)
    resulting in cultivation of _______ (b2) .

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ANSWER
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  • The Pearl City Express
  • This train is referred to as "Muthu Nagar Express
    (Muthu-Pearl and Nagar-City) in Tamil.
  • b1 Oysters
  • b2 Pearls

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T5
  • It is a normal Mail/express train connecting the
    city of Kolkata with coal belts and industrial
    towns of Raniganj, Asansol,Kulti, Durgapur,
    Dhanbad.
  • It is a day train and covers 271 Kilometers at an
    average speed of 60 km/h.
  • Clue?

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Clue
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  • Clinton Hubert Morrison (born 1979) is an
    English-born professional footballer who plays
    for Milton Keynes Dons, on loan from Sheffield
    Wednesday.A forward,he plays international
    football for Ireland due to his grandmother being
    from Dublin.
  • Leônidas da Silva (19132004) regarded as one of
    the most important players of the first half of
    the 20th century.
  • He played for Brazil in two World Cups, and was
    the top scorer of the 1938 World Cup.
  • He was also known as the "Rubber Man" due to his
    elasticity and is known for having created the
    bicycle kick.

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ANSWER
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  • Black Diamond Express
  • Anthracite (black coal) is also called black
    diamond.
  • The two footballers are nicknamed black
    diamond.

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T6
  • It is a superfast daily train connecting Howrah
    to Secunderabad via Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam,
    Vijayawada and Guntur.
  • It is one of the finest buildings in Hyderabad
    belonging to Hyderabad State but later owned by
    the Nizams,located on 32 acres.
  • It is located 5 km. from Charminar was built by
    Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the then Prime Minister of
    Hyderabad.
  • It literally means "Like the Sky" or "Mirror of
    the Sky" in Urdu.
  • In 2000 Taj Hotels started restoring it and the
    new renovated hotel was opened in November,2010.
  • It has a 101-seat dining hall, considered the
    largest in the world, and the Durbar Hall,
    embellished with intricately carved wooden
    ceilings, parquet flooring, regal walnut wood
    furniture and handcrafted mirrors.
  • (see pic)

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ANSWER
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  • Falaknuma Express named after The Falaknuma
    Palace, Hyderabad.

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T7
  • A superfast daily express train of West Central
    Railway that runs between Jabalpur Junction and
    Hazrat Nizamuddin.
  • X is a region of India named after the Y people
    who live there (though they can also be found in
    other parts of India), the name of the ancient
    continent of Z was derived from X because some of
    the earliest rock formations of this continent
    were first investigated in part of the region, in
    modern Orissa.
  • The core X region can be considered to be the
    eastern part of the Vidarbha region of
    Maharashtra, the parts of Madhya Pradesh
    immediately to the north of it, and parts of the
    west of Chhattisgarh.
  • The wider region extends beyond these, also
    including parts of northern Andhra Pradesh,
    western Orissa and Uttar Pradesh.
  • The region is part of the northern Deccan
    plateau, with an average height of about 600700
    m. Much of it is rugged and hilly.
  • Geologically it is mostly Pre-Cambrian rock, with
    some areas dated to Permian and Triassic periods.
    Part of it is overlaid with alluvium, and in the
    west it is overlaid with the igneous rocks of the
    Deccan Traps.
  • (see pics)

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ANSWER
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  • Gondwana Express
  • X - Gondwana
  • Y - Gondi / Gonds
  • Z - Gondwanaland
  • Map shows Gondwanaland.
  • In paleogeography, Gondwana originally
    Gondwanaland, was the southernmost of two
    supercontinents (the other being Laurasia) that
    later became parts of the Pangaea supercontinent.
  • It existed from approximately 510 to 180 million
    years ago.

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T8
  • X is a daily night express train connecting
    Mangalore central to Trivandrum Central that runs
    via the coastal railway route of Alleppey.
  • This train is named after one of the names of the
    ruler of Kerala from mythology who was the
    grandson of Prahlada.
  • Folk song about X says "X nadu vaneedum kalam,
    manushyarellarum onnu pole" which means "All
    people were equal when X ruled.
  • (see pic)

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ANSWER
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  • The Maveli Express
  • Mahabali also known as Bali or Maveli
  • Story goes that Kerala was the capital of the
    Asura king,Bali who was very religious and
    respectful to priests and performed Vedic
    Aswamedha ritual to enlarge his kingdom.
  • Like his grandfather,he was one of the greatest
    devotees of Lord Vishnu on Earth and he
    sacrificed his kingdom for the Lord.
  • Bali was greatly respected in his kingdom and was
    considered to be wise, judicious and extremely
    generous.
  • Bali was banished to the underworld but due to
    his selfless devotion and unwavering dharma he
    was granted permission to visit his subjects once
    every year - during Onam.

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T9
  • X is a daily train which plies between the cities
    of Y and Mumbai.
  • X is located roughly 30 kilometres southwest of
    the city of Y, situated on a hill rising 800
    metres above the surrounding countryside.
  • Previously called Kondhana, X has been the site
    of many important battles, most notably the
    battle of X in 1670.
  • It was also strategically located at the center
    of a string of other forts such as Rajgad,
    Purandar and Torna.
  • X is also part of training at NDA.Cadets from the
    academy are regularly sent on a hikes and runs
    from NDA to X in full battle gear to build
    endurance and stamina.
  • X is a very popular tourist destination today and
    is frequented by residents of Y.
  • (see pics)

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  • Sinhagad (X) Express is named after the fort of
    Sinhagad (Lion's Fort) located in Pune (Y).
  • One of the most famous battles for Sinhagad was
    fought to recapture the fort by Tanaji Malusare,
    a general of Shivaji in 1670.
  • A steep cliff leading to the fort was scaled with
    the help of a monitor lizard named yashwanti,
    colloquially known as a ghorpad.
  • There ensued a fierce battles between Tanaji and
    his men, and the mughal army that had the fort at
    the time.
  • Tanaji lost his life, but his brother Suryaji
    took over and captured Kondana.

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T10
  • X Express is a superfast weekly train between
    Coimbatore Junction and H.Nizamuddin.
  • The train was so named after the region X because
    it connects the cities like Coimbatore,Tiruppur
    and Erode - which are traditionally known as X
    region.
  • After the X region, this train passes through
    Bangalore, Secunderabad, Nagpur, Bhopal, Agra,
    with a total of 27 intermediate stations,covering
    the total distance of 2716 km. in approximately
    47 hours.
  • X is a region comprising the western part of
    Tamil Nadu, bounded on the west and north-west by
    Karnataka state, on the west by the Kerala state,
    on the east by Tondai Nadu, on the south-east by
    Chola Nadu and on the south by Madurai regions of
    Tamilakam.
  • The name X is believed to have been gained from
    ______ a derivant of the term "Ganga", meaning
    'land of the Gangas.
  • Kangayam is the old capital of X.
  • (Sanskrit Gangaeyam Gangeyam seat of the
    Western Ganga Dynasty.)
  • X means 'border' in Sangam Tamil but a more
    appropriate meaning is honey or nectar of flowers
    as the X country had vast stretches of forests.
  • (see map)

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ANSWER
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  • Kongu Express
  • X Kongu / Kongu Nadu

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T11
  • X is a daily superfast train which runs between
    Bhopal Junction and Durg town in Chhattisgarh.
  • It is named after the city X,which is an
    originating spot of the largest river in Central
    India viz. Narmada.
  • X (literally "The one with the voice of God") is
    a pilgrim town and a nagar panchayat in Anuppur
    District in MP state.
  • Also called "Teerthraj" (the king of
    pilgrimages), the X region is a unique natural
    heritage area and is the meeting point of the
    Vindhyas and the Satpuras, with the Maikal Hills
    being the fulcrum.
  • X plateau is where the Narmada River, the Sone
    River,Johila,Mahanadi and the Amadoh River
    emerge.
  • X is a Sanskrit word the literal meaning of which
    may also be interpreted as "immortal
    obstruction".
  • The place was the abode of Gods but was disturbed
    by the hindrances of Rudraganas.
  • The poet Kalidas has mentioned it as Amrakoot.
    Legend states that the dense forests of this
    region were full of mango (amra) trees. So
    Kalidas named it as Amrakoot, which later became
    X.

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  • Amarkantak Express
  • When Lord Shiva destroyed Tripura (The three
    cities) by fire, the ashes of one fell upon mount
    Kailash, the ashes of another fell upon
    Amarkantak, and the ashes of the third were saved
    by Lord Shiva and kept in heaven.
  • The ashes that fell upon Amarkantak turned into
    crores of Shivalingas. Only one is visible at
    Jwaleshwar in Amarkantak.
  • Amarkantak is a place of worship for all - Gods
    and Gandharvas, Asuras,Saints and Sages have all
    achieved great spiritual powers here. It is
    believed that who ever dies at Amarkantak is
    assured of a place in heaven.

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T12
  • ______ Express trains provide quick connectivity
    from a particular state to New Delhi.
  • Announced in the Interim Budget (Railways) of
    2004-2005 by the then Minister of Railways,Nitish
    Kumar, the special features of these trains are
  • Non-stop run beyond the state,
  • Dedicated staff throughout the run,
  • Public address system, and
  • 15 lower tariff than the Rajdhani Express to the
    areas served.
  • The non stop runs beyond the state served did not
    last for too long, as due to poor patronage it
    was decided to give commercial stops to these
    trains outside their respective states.

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ANSWER
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  • Sampark Kranti
  • It was modelled on the Delhi-Patna Sampoorna
    Kranti Express, which was a success.
  • The Kerala Sampark Kranti Exp. was extended
    beyond New Delhi to Chandigarh.

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T13
  • X train runs between
  • Vijayawada - Hubli
  • and
  • Howrah - Vasco Da Gama
  • The train is named after the historical Capital
    city of Satavahana Dynasty,the first great Andhra
    kings who ruled from the 2nd century BCE to the
    3rd century CE, after the downfall of the Maurya
    empire.
  • X is also known as Sanchi of South India.
  • The Skanda Purana gives a picture of the place
    and the Siva temple located here.
  • X also known as Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota was the
    site of a great Buddhist Stupa originally built
    during the reign of emperor Ashoka.
  • It was completed in 200 CE and is decorated with
    carved panels which tell the story of Buddha's
    life.
  • Today X is a small town situated on the banks of
    the River Krishna in Guntur District of AP.
  • It is famous for its Amareswara temple dedicated
    to Lord Shiva that has a lot of inscriptions
    which give information about the kings who ruled
    over the area. (see pics)

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  • Amaravati Express
  • The stupa is related to the Vajrayana teachings
    of Kalachakra, still practiced today in Tibetan
    Buddhism.
  • The Dalai Lama conducted a Kalachakra initiation
    at this location in 2006.
  • Art historians regard the Amaravati art as one of
    the three major styles or schools of ancient
    Indian art, the other two being the Gandhara
    style and the Mathura style.

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Utterly-Butterly DeliciousAMUL ads
  • Rules
  • Infinite Bounce
  • The Qns on the ads are easy and carry 5 pts and
    no negatives
  • There is a tougher follow up Bonus Q related to
    the ad that carries 10/-5 on a written format.
  • Teams can choose to answer or skip the Bonus Q.

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Example
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  • Amul became the official sponsor of the
    Netherlands cricket team during the 2011 World
    Cup in February !

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Example Bonus Question
96
  • In the final of the 2011 World Cup between India
    and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium Bombay,the toss
    had to be redone a virtually unheard of event,
    especially on a stage as big as the World Cup
    final.
  • Why ?

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ANSWER
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  • Due to the loud crowd noise, match referee Jeff
    Crowe could not hear the Sri Lankan captain Kumar
    Sangakkara's call as the coin was tossed by the
    Indian captain MS Dhoni.
  • The next time, the call was heads and Sangakkara
    won the toss and decided to bat first.

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AA16
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ANSWER
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  • Indian origin wrestler,actor Dalip Singh Rana
    popularly known as 'The Great Khali' a huge and
    impressive World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
    champion wrestler - May '08

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Bonus Question
103
  • Born 1928 in a Jat Sikh family of Punjabi
    background,he was a wrestler before he started
    acting in Hindi films in 1962.
  • One of his notable finds was the actress Mumtaz
    with whom he performed in 16 Hindi films.
  • He then went on to TV in the 1980s and 90s where
    he played the role of Hanuman in the TV
    adaptation of the Ramayan.
  • Having acted in over 100 films,his latest movie
    is Jab We Met and his latest Punjabi movie is Dil
    Apna Punjabi.
  • He also acted in National Award winner film Main
    Maa Punjab Dee.
  • He retired from active wrestling in 1983.In 1996
    he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer
    Newsletter Hall of Fame.He also earned the
    wrestling titles Rustam-E-Punjab and
    Rustam-E-Hind.
  • He was nominated member of Rajya Sabha by BJP
    from 20032009.
  • Who ?

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Dara Singh Randhawa
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ANSWER
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Celebrating LOC Kargil - the 2003 Bollywood film
based on the Kargil War, directed and written by
J. P. Dutta. The film stars a large number of
Bollywood stars and is an attempt to dramatize a
synopsis of the 1999 Kargil War (Operation
Vijay). The film was shot at 14,000 feet above
sea level with only 60 oxygen available all at
the real location in Jammu Kashmir. Anu Malik
composed a 13-minute song, "Main Kahin Bhi
Rahoon", for this movie. One of the longest
Indian movies made, it lasted for four hours.
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  • Director J. P. Dutta directed a 1997 Bollywood
    war film Border based on a real Battle during the
    Indo-Pak War of 1971.
  • This battle was one of the first major
    engagements in the Western Sector during the 1971
    war fought at the Indian border post of ______ ,
    in the Thar Desert.
  • The Indian 30th Infantry commanded by Brig E.N.
    Ramadoss company (reinforced) was left with the
    choices of either attempting to hold out until
    reinforced, or fleeing on foot from a mechanised
    infantry Pakistani force, choosing the former.
  • The company officer commanding ensured that all
    his assets were correctly employed, and made the
    most use of his strong defensive position, and
    weaknesses created by errors in enemy tactics.
  • Which battle ?

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  • Battle of Longewala
  • The battle is a part of army folklore - 100 odd
    soldiers and their steely resolve, which forced
    an entire Pakistani brigade, backed by an
    armoured regiment of 45 tanks, to retreat.
  • The battle is held out as a shining example to
    students graduating from the military academies.
    The sheer valour displayed by Major Kuldeep Singh
    Chandpuri and his alpha team is just an unmatched
    feat.

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ANSWER
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  • Bryan Adams five-city India tour of Feb 2011.
  • Cuts Like a Knife is the third studio album and a
    popular single in the same album by Bryan Adams.

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Bonus Question
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  • During the Bryan Adams Concert India Tour in
    February 2011,X and Y did the opening audience
    warm-up acts in Bombay.
  • X is an Indian Contemporary Dance choreographer
    and is the first Indian to bring Contemporary
    Jazz and western forms of dances to thousands in
    India through his school SDIPA.
  • He was also the Director of Choreography for the
    Commonwealth Games Melbourne, and Delhi in
    2011.He recently choreographed for the movie
    Mission Impossible 4 with Tom Cruise.
  • He won the 1998 National Film Award for Best
    Choreography for his work in the film Dil to
    Pagal Hai.In July 2011,
  • He received honorary doctorate from Middlesex
    University in recognition of his contribution to
    entertainment in India and abroad.
  • Y (born Taran Kaur Dhillon,1979), is an Indian
    rapper and hip hop singer, as well as playback
    singer in Hindi films apparently the first
    female Indian rapper.
  • She first shot to fame with the song Ek Glassy.
  • She broke to Bollywood fame in 2007, rapping for
    Sriram Raghavan's movie Johnny Gaddaar,'s song
    Paisa Phek (Move Your Body).
  • Since then she has sung numerous songs in movies
    like Ugly Aur Pagli (Talli'), Singh Is Kinng,
    Kismat Konnection, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ram Gopal
    Varma Ki Aag, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, and
    Prince (2010).
  • She also performed at Live Earth India, 2008. Her
    first solo album 'Supawoman' was released in
    2007.
  • In 2008 she was nominated for two awards at the
    UK Asian Music Awards, "Best Urban Act" and "Best
    Female Act" winning "Best Female Act".
  • X and Y?

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  • X - Shiamak Davar
  • Y - Hard Kaur

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ANSWER
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  • Anil Kapoor starring in season 8 (Aug 2010) of
    the hit TV series 24 on AXN in a pivotal role
    alongside with lead Kiefer Sutherland.
  • Originally produced for the Fox Network and
    syndicated worldwide, Kiefer Sutherland acts as
    Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent Jack Bauer.
  • Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the
    life of Bauer, using the real time method of
    narration.

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125
  • Anil Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with Hamare
    Tumhare (1979) in a supporting role.
  • He later tried acting in Tollywood and
    Sandalwood, and appeared in X's directorial debut
    Kannada film Y released in 1983.
  • The movie starred Anil Kapoor in his first
    leading role and deals with an unconventional
    plot of a male in love with an older female
    played by the popular actress Lakshmi.
  • Another South Indian director, Balu Mahendra, was
    the cinematographer for this movie. The
    soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
  • The songs of this movie turned out to be
    chartbusters and the song Naguva Nayana formed
    the basis song for Idea Mobile's theme music.
  • X and Y ?

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  • Mani Ratnam
  • Pallavi Anu Pallavi

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ANSWER
131
  • On the success of Amir Khan starrer Taare Zameen
    Par and its sensitive treatment of the issue of
    children with special needs.

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Bonus Question
133
  • In the movie,Taare Zameen Par, towards the end of
    the school year,Nikumbh (Amir Khan) organises an
    art fair for the staff and students that is
    judged by artist X who portrays herself in the
    film.
  • This was X's debut acting appearance (albeit
    cameo).
  • X (born 1932) is a well-known Indian painter and
    sister of Hindi film director, producer, and
    actor, the late Guru Dutt. Her paintings are
    highly acclaimed.
  • Her daughter, Y is also a well-known Hindi film
    director,producer and script writer (mostly in
    parallel cinema and often woman-oriented films)
  • Y had been a longtime manager with Dr. Bhupen
    Hazarika.
  • Y debuted as an assistant director under the
    veteran film director Shyam Benegal and later
    went on to work as an assistant costume designer
    in Shyam Benegal's Bhumika.
  • She made her directorial début with the
    documentary film D.G. Movie Pioneer in 1978.
  • She debuted as a feature film director in 1986
    with Ek Pal, starring Shabana Azmi and
    Naseeruddin Shah.
  • X and Y ?

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X - Lalita Lajmi Y - Kalpana Lajmi
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ANSWER
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Celebrating Black - the 2005 Hindi film directed
by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film revolves
around a blind and deaf girl, and her
relationship with her teacher who himself later
develops Alzheimer's disease.
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Bonus Question
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  • Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali first came up with
    the idea for Black in 1995 while filming
    Khamoshi The Musical.
  • He was inspired by X's autobiography The Story of
    My Life and visited the X Institute to do
    research.
  • He also read the autobiography of deaf-mute
    pianist Geraldine Lawhorn for ideas.
  • Much of the film was based on his observations
    between students, teachers and parents at the
    Institute.
  • X ?

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  • X - Helen Keller
  • The film is a creative adaptation of the 1962
    Hollywood film The Miracle Worker starring Anne
    Bancroft and Patty Duke directed by Arthur Penn.
  • Miracle Worker was further adapted from the 1959
    play of the same title which in turn was an
    inspiration from Helen Keller's life and
    struggle.

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ANSWER
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  • Controversy surrounding the friendship of Sachin
    Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli - July '09.

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Bonus Question
148
  • In 1988,Tendulkar was involved in an unbroken
    664-run partnership with friend and team mate
    Vinod Kambli in a school match against St.
    Xavier's School while playing for his school
    Shardashram Vidyamandir.
  • The destructive pair reduced one bowler to tears
    and made the rest of the opposition unwilling to
    continue the game. Tendulkar scored 326 in his
    innings and Kambli contributed 349 before their
    coach Acharekar forced the pair to declare
  • In 2011,his son Arjun Tendulkar emulated Sachin's
    feat by giving a match-winning performance for
    his school in the same tournament at Mumbai.
  • Which is this premier U-16 school tournament held
    each year in Mumbai ?

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ANSWER
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  • Lord Harris Shield tournament
  • Sachin and Kamblis was a record partnership in
    any form of cricket until 2006, when it was
    broken by two under-13 batsmen in a match held at
    Hyderabad.

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ANSWER
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  • On the sad state of affairs and infrastructure
    built for the CWG 2011 games in New Delhi which
    included the collapse of a foot bridge just a few
    days before the games began.

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Bonus Question
155
  • X urged his readers to boycott the games and not
    to watch them on TV, thereby using the "golden
    chance" to "put the corrupt and insensitive
    government to shame."
  • Time magazine has named X as one of the 100 Most
    Influential People in the World.
  • X also favoured the forming of a system similar
    to the Lokpal as early as January 2011 through
    his articles.
  • X writes op-ed columns for English and Hindi
    newspapers, including The Guardian, The Times of
    India and Dainik Bhaskar, focusing on youth,
    career and issues based on national development.
  • X is also a motivational speaker and has given
    talks in leading multinational corporations and
    other institutions.
  • He quit his international investment banking
    career in 2009, to devote his entire time to
    writing.
  • Who ?

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  • Chetan Bhagat
  • author, columnist, and speaker and a graduate of
    IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Bhagat is the author of five bestselling novels,
    Five Point Someone (2004), One Night _at_ the Call
    Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008),
    2 States (2009) Revolution 2020 Love,
    Corruption, Ambition (2011).
  • The film 3 Idiots was based upon his book Five
    Point Someone What not to do at IIT!

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ANSWER
161
  • Applauding Abhishek Bachans acting in the Hindi
    movie Paa.

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Bonus Question
163
  • Paa,directed by R. Balakrishnan starring Amitabh
    Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Vidya Balan is
    based on a rare genetic condition wherein
    symptoms resembling aspects of aging are
    manifested at an early age.
  • The name of the disease comes from the Greek
    words meaning "before" and "old age".
  • The disorder has very low incidences and occurs
    in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births.
  • Those born with this disorder typically live to
    their mid teens and early twenties.It is a
    genetic condition that occurs as a new mutation
    (de novo), and is rarely inherited.
  • Which disease ?

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ANSWER
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  • Progeria
  • Although the term progeria applies strictly
    speaking to all diseases characterized by
    premature aging symptoms, and is often used as
    such, it is often applied specifically in
    reference to Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria
    syndrome(HGPS).
  • Progeria was first described in 1886 by Jonathan
    Hutchinson.
  • It was also described independently in 1897 by
    Hastings Gilford.
  • The condition was later named Hutchinson-Gilford
    Progeria Syndrome (HGPS).

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ANSWER
168
  • On the apparent bugging (and related hullabaloo)
    of FM Pranab Mukherjee's office.

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Bonus Question
170
  • One month after the 9/11 attacks,when this
    head-of-state was visiting India,his chief spin
    doctor Alastair Campbell revealed
  • that the Indian intelligence had clumsily bugged
    X's hotel room in Delhi.
  • In 2003,Campbell said in his newly-published
    diaries that X and his entourage found the bugs
    but decided not to make a fuss.
  • "At the hotel, our security service guys had
    found two bugs in X's bedroom and said they
    wouldn't be able to move them without drilling
    the wall, so X used a different room.
  • Campbell also claims in the diaries titled 'The X
    Years The Alastair Campbell Diaries ' that he
    too was probably spied upon by Indian
    intelligence, via the services of a "valet" named
    Sunil.
  • Who was this head of state (X) ?

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ANSWER
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Tony Blair - the British PM. Alastair Campbell
was Director of Communications and Strategy from
1997-2003 for the UK PM.
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Sciences
174
Q
  • The town of Rachel,USA sits on less than half a
    mile of land on the south side of the Highway 375
    (State Route 375).
  • The highway stretches 98 miles from State Route
    318 at Crystal Springs northwest to U.S. Route 6
    (US 6) at Warm Springs.
  • In 1996,its name was officially changed to what?
  • On the day of its renaming studio execs and stars
    from which Hollywood movie were present at the
    site and why?

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A
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  • The Extraterrestrial Highway
  • It is a state highway in south-central Nevada.The
    route travels through mostly unoccupied desert
    terrain, with much of its alignment paralleling
    the northern edges of the Nellis Air Force Range.
  • The top-secret Area 51 government base is near SR
    375 and many travelers have reported UFO
    observations and other strange alien activity
    along this road.
  • The small town of Rachel, caters to tourists and
    UFO seekers with alien-themed businesses.
  • News of the highway's renaming reached Twentieth
    Century Fox. The studio used the opportunity to
    promote the release of its upcoming film
    Independence Day, whose plot involves an alien
    invasion of Earth and the secret facility at Area
    51.
  • A public dedication ceremony for the
    Extraterrestrial Highway was held in Rachel on
    April 18, 1996.
  • Nevada Governor Bob Miller presided over the
    ceremony, speaking with humorous space references
    and unveiling special "Extraterrestrial Highway
    375" and "Speed Limit Warp 7" signs for the
    highway.

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  • Id X ?
  • X is significant to the plot of J. K. Rowling's
    first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the
    Philosopher's Stone (1997). In the novel X and
    his wife are still alive in the early 1990s (when
    the stories are based), having gained immortality
    from the eponymous Philosopher's Stone.
  • X and his wife Perenelle are important characters
    mentioned in the Indiana Jones story Indiana
    Jones and the Philosopher's Stone (1995) by Max
    McCoy.
  • X is mentioned as Claude Frollo's scientific
    inspiration in Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback
    of Notre Dame (1831). Frollo seems to be obsessed
    with Xs work with the Philosopher's Stone.
  • X has been alleged to be the eighth Grand Master
    of the Priory of Sion (13981418) as part of a
    1960s intrigue where his name was planted in the
    French National Library in the Dossiers Secrets.
    This resulted in him being mentioned in the 1982
    pseudohistory book The Holy Blood and the Holy
    Grail, Umberto Eco's 1988 novel Foucault's
    Pendulum, and Dan Brown's 2003 novel, The Da
    Vinci Code.
  • Many of the names of "Grand Masters" were
    evidently chosen for some sort of connection with
    alchemy.
  • X is mentioned throughout Fullmetal Alchemist
    (manga 2001, television 2003 and 2009) as the
    author of alchemic books and the originator of
    the Philosopher's Stone legend.
  • The X Cross and the Philosopher's Stone are also
    seen in the series,which is based on
    transmutations and the finding of the
    Philosopher's Stone.
  • The concept album Grand Materia (2005) by the
    Swedish metal band Morgana Lefay is about X his
    life, and how he made the Philosopher's Stone.
  • X and his wife are central characters in Michael
    Scott's series of six fantasy novels, The Secrets
    of the Immortal X started in 2007. (see pic)

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  • Nicolas Flamel (1330 - 1418) was a successful
    French scrivener and manuscript-seller who
    developed a posthumous reputation as an alchemist
    due to his reputed work on the philosopher's
    stone.
  • The essence of his reputation are claims that he
    succeeded at the two magical goals of alchemy
    that he made the Philosopher's Stone, which turns
    common metals into gold and ordinary stones into
    precious gems, and that he and his wife Perenelle
    achieved immortality through the "Elixir of
    Life".

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  • Born 1944,X is an American astronomer and the
    current director of the Center for SETI Research,
    holding the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at
    the SETI Institute.
  • X received his/her undergraduate education at
    Cornell University, where X earned a Bachelor of
    Engineering Physics Degree, and a Master's degree
    and Ph.D. in astronomy from the UC Berkeley.
  • X has worked on a number of major scientific
    projects, most relating to the search for
    extraterrestrial life.
  • As a graduate student, X worked on the
    radio-search project SERENDIP ("Search for
    Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby
    Developed Intelligent Populations),a term X
    coined as a backronym.
  • X was project scientist for NASA's High
    Resolution Microwave Survey (HRMS) in 1992 and
    1993 and subsequently director of Project Phoenix
    (HRMS reconfigured) under the auspices of the
    SETI Institute.
  • X was co-creator with Margaret Turnbull of the
    HabCat in 2002, a principal component of Project
    Phoenix.
  • X has published dozens of technical papers and
    lectures extensively both on the search for
    extraterrestrial intelligence and the need for
    proper science education.
  • X is credited with coining the term "brown dwarf"
    for the classification of stars with
    insufficient mass to sustain hydrogen fusion.
  • How has X been immortalised in Science fiction ?
    (see pic)

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  • She is Jill Cornell Tarter
  • Tarter's astronomical work is illustrated in Carl
    Sagan's novel Contact.
  • In the film version of Contact, the protagonist
    Ellie Arroway is played by Jodie Foster who was
    largely based on Tarter's work.

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  • CTA 102 is a ______ discovered in the early 1960s
    by a radio survey carried out by CALTECH.
  • It has been observed by a large range of
    instruments since its discovery, including WMAP,
    EGRET, GALEX, VSOP and Parkes,and has been
    regularly imaged by the Very Long Baseline Array
    since 1995.
  • It has also been detected in gamma rays, and a
    gamma-ray flare has been detected from it.
  • In 1963 Nikolai Kardashev proposed that it could
    be evidence of a Type II or III extraterrestrial
    civilization on the Kardashev scale.
  • Follow-up observations were announced in 1965 by
    Gennady Sholomitskii, who found that the object's
    radio emission was varying a public announcement
    of these results caused a worldwide sensation.
  • What was the source ?

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  • A Quasar (quasi-stellar radio source)
  • C.T.A. 102 is one of the two great false alarms
    in the history of SETI, the other being the
    discovery of pulsars, specifically PSR B191921,
    which are rotating neutron stars.
  • The idea that the emission was caused by a
    civilization was rejected when the radio source
    was later identified one of the many varieties of
    a quasar.
  • The view of C.T.A. 102 as a sign of extra
    terrestrial intelligence was captured in the
    Byrds' 1967 song, C.T.A. 102

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  • The accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear
    plant in Pennsylvania in 1979 occurred 12 days
    after the release of the movie X.
  • The movie featured Jane Fonda as a news anchor at
    a California television station. In the film, a
    major nuclear plant crisis takes place while
    Fonda's character and her cameraman (Michael
    Douglas) are at the plant producing a series on
    nuclear power. She proceeds to raise awareness of
    how unsafe the plant is.
  • Coincidentally, there is a scene in which Fonda's
    character speaks with a nuclear safety expert,
    who says that a meltdown could render an area
    "the size of Pennsylvania permanently
    uninhabitable."
  • Also, the fictional near-accident in the movie
    stems from plant operators overestimating the
    amount of water within the core, exactly what
    happened in the Three Mile Island disaster.
  • After the release of the film, Fonda began
    lobbying against nuclear power.
  • Which ominous film was this ?
  • What misconception does the film title refer to?

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  • The term China syndrome (loss-of-coolant
    accident) describes a fictional nuclear reactor
    operations accident characterized by the severe
    meltdown of the core components of the reactor,
    which then burn through the containment vessel
    and the housing building, then notionally through
    the crust and body of the Earth until reaching
    the other side, which in the US is popularly
    believed to be China.
  • The misperception is that China is the antipode
    of the US.
  • Moreover, the hypothetical transit of a meltdown
    product to the other side of the Earth ignores
    the fact that the Earth's gravity tends to pull
    all masses towards its center.
  • Assuming a meltdown product could persist in a
    mobile molten form for long enough to reach the
    center of the Earth gravity would prevent it
    continuing to the other side.

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  • Rhino horns are made of X ,the same type of
    protein that makes up hair and fingernails.
  • The only other biological matter known to
    approximate the toughness of X tissue is Y.
  • Y is the main component of the cell walls of
    fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods such as
    crustaceans (e.g., crabs, lobsters and shrimps)
    and insects, the radulas of mollusks, and the
    beaks of cephalopods, including squid and
    octopuses.
  • X and Y ?

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  • X - Keratin
  • Y - Chitin
  • Keratin refers to a family of fibrous structural
    proteins.
  • Keratin is the key of structural material making
    up the outer layer of human skin.
  • It is also the key structural component of hair
    and nails. Keratin monomers assemble into bundles
    to form intermediate filaments, which are tough
    and insoluble and form strong unmineralized
    tissues found in reptiles, birds, amphibians, and
    mammals.
  • Chitin is a long-chain polymer of a
    N-acetylglucosamine, a derivative of glucose, and
    is found in many places throughout the natural
    world.

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  • Basic XY is composed of a variety of fine soot
    known as lampblack, combined with water to form a
    liquid.
  • A binding agent such as gelatin or, more
    commonly, shellac may also be added, to make the
    Y more durable once dried.
  • XY is occasionally sold in solid form (most
    commonly, a stick), which must be moistened
    before use.
  • The process of making XY was known in China as
    far back as the 3rd millennium BC, although the
    source of materials to make the carbon pigment in
    XY was later often traded from country X.
  • In country X,the carbon black was obtained
    indigenously by burning bones, tar, pitch and
    other substances.
  • In pathology laboratories, it is applied to
    surgically removed tissue specimens to maintain
    orientation and indicate tumor resection margins.
  • Microbiologists use it to stain a slide
    containing micro-organisms. The background is
    stained while the organisms remain clear. This
    type of staining is called a negative stain.
  • It is used diluted as an ultra fine polishing
    medium for making precise optical surfaces on
    metals.
  • In ophthalmology, it was and still is used to
    some extent in corneal tattooing.
  • Once dry, its conductive properties make it
    useful for electrical connections to difficult
    substrates, such as glass.

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  • India ink
  • is a simple black ink once widely used for
    writing and printing and now more commonly used
    for drawing, especially when inking comic books
    and comic strips.
  • India ink has been in use in India since at least
    the 4th century BC, where it was called masi, an
    admixture of several substances.
  • Indian documents written in Kharosthi with this
    ink have been unearthed in as far as Xinjiang,
    China.
  • The practice of writing with ink and a
    sharp-pointed needle was common practice since
    antiquity in South India.
  • Several ancient Buddhist and Jain scripts in
    India were also compiled in ink.

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  • Ethylene glycol (IUPAC name ethane-1,2-diol) is
    an organic compound that is toxic, and ingestion
    can result in death.
  • In its pure form, it is an odorless, colorless,
    syrupy, sweet-tasting liquid.
  • It is used as raw material in the production of
    polyester fibers, mainly PET, which accounts for
    40 of its total consumption.
  • Minor uses of ethylene glycol include
  • the manufacture of capacitors,
  • as an additive to prevent corrosion in liquid
    cooling systems for personal computers,
  • in the manufacture of some vaccines,
  • as a minor (12) ingredient in shoe polish and
    also in some inks and dyes,
  • as a rot and fungal treatment for wood, both as a
    preventative and a treatment,
  • as a minor ingredient in screen cleaning
    solutions, along with the main ingredient
    isopropyl alcohol,
  • as a preservative for biological specimens,
    especially in secondary schools during dissection
    as a safer alternative to formaldehyde.
  • But what is the major end use of ethylene glycol
    which accounts for over 50 of its commercial use
    ?

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  • As an antifreeze !
  • Pure ethylene glycol has a specific heat capacity
    about one half that of water. So, while providing
    freeze protection and an increased boiling point,
    ethylene glycol lowers the specific heat capacity
    of water mixtures relative to pure water.
  • The major use of ethylene glycol is as a medium
    for convective heat transfer in, for example,
    automobiles and liquid cooled computers.
  • Ethylene glycol is also commonly used in chilled
    water air conditioning systems that place either
    the chiller or air handlers outside, or systems
    that must cool below the freezing temperature of
    water.

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  • It consisted of 1679 binary digits, approximately
    210 bytes, transmitted at a frequency of 2380 MHz
    and modulated by shifting the frequency by 10 Hz,
    with a power of 1000 kW.
  • The "ones" and "zeros" were transmitted by
    frequency shifting at the rate of 10 bits per
    second. The total broadcast was less than three
    minutes.
  • The cardinality of 1679 was chosen because it is
    a semiprime (the product of two prime numbers),
    to be arranged rectangularly as 73 rows by 23
    columns.
  • The alternative arrangement, 23 rows by 73
    columns, produces jumbled nonsense.
  • It forms the image shown or its inverse, when
    translated into graphics characters and spaces.
  • Dr. Frank Drake, then at Cornell University and
    creator of the famous Drake equation, wrote it ,
    with help from Carl Sagan, among others.
  • It consists of seven parts that encode the
    following (from the top down)
  • 1.The numbers one (1) through ten (10)
  • 2.The atomic numbers of the elements hydrogen,
    carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus, which
    make up deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
  • 3.The formulas for the sugars and bases in the
    nucleotides of DNA
  • 4.The number of nucleotides in DNA, and a graphic
    of the double helix structure of DNA
  • 5.A graphic figure of a human, the dimension
    (physical height) of an average man, and the
    human population of Earth
  • 6.A graphic of the Solar System
  • 7.A graphic of the _____ and the dimension (the
    physical diameter) of the transmitting antenna
    dish
  • What ? (see pic)

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ANSWER
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  • The Arecibo message broadcast into space a single
    time via frequency modulated radio waves at a
    ceremony to mark the remodeling of the Arecibo
    radio telescope on 16 November 1974.
  • It was aimed at the globular star cluster M13
    some 25,000 light years away because M13 was a
    large and close collection of stars that was
    available in the sky at the time and place of the
    ceremony.
  • Blank Arecibo radio telescope

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Q
  • In the 1600s, when the Spice Wars were shaking
    out between the Portugese and the Dutch and later
    the Dutch and the English, one of the most sought
    after spices on the wish list was nutmeg.
  • What was the main reason for the spurt in its
    demand ?

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A
  • Nutmeg was highly touted as a miracle cure for
    the plague, which killed more than 35,000 people
    in London in 1603.

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SVCs
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SCIENCE SVC
  • Just 5 slides
  • (highlighted names are the connect to the theme)
  • Rules
  • 5 for each id.
  • One guess per slide
  • No negatives
  • 30/25/20/15/10/5 for cracking the theme

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an extinct order of cephalopods which existed
during the Mesozoic era, from the Hettangian age
of the Lower Jurassic to the Maastrichtian age of
the Upper Cretaceous.
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  • Belemnitida (commonly referred to as belemnites)

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a genus of sauropod dinosaur whose fossils were
first discovered in 1877. Name is a Neo-Latin
term derived from Greek meaning "double"
"beam",in reference to its double-beamed chevron
bones located in the underside of the tail.
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ANSWER
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  • Diplodocus

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X is the name given to fossils discovered in 1891
at Trinil - Ngawi Regency on the banks of the
Solo River in East Java, Indonesia, one of the
first known specimens of Homo erectus. Its
discoverer, Eugène Dubois, gave it the scientific
name Y,derived from Greek and Latin roots meaning
upright ape-man. Y is the connect to the SVC.
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ANSWER
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  • X Java Man
  • Y - Pithecanthropus erectus

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The big cave in Occitan near the commune of Les
Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in southwestern France.
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ANSWER
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  • Cro-Magnon

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thought to have gone extinct in the Late
Cretaceous, but were rediscovered in 1938 off the
coast of South Africa. (see names on next slide)
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  • Coelacanths

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  • Belemnitida (commonly referred to as belemnites)
  • Diplodocus
  • Pithecanthropus erectus
  • Cro-Magnon
  • Coelacanths

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A
  • Captain Haddock's Curses ! ?

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