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Enigma 2013 - Finals

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Here are the questions from the finals of the regional rounds of Enigma 2013 held at Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai on September 15th.

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Enigma 2013 - Finals

  1. 1. Format.  2 Infinite Pounce Rounds.  1 Written Round.  1 Special Round.
  2. 2. Infinite Pounce.  +10, -10 on the pounce.  +10 on the direct, with no negatives.
  3. 3. 1. Gary Mark Gilmore was an American criminal, murderer, who gained international notoriety for demanding that his own death sentence be fulfilled following two murders he committed in Utah. He became the first person executed in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a new series of death penalty statutes in 1976. Gilmore was executed by firing squad in 1977. The founder of advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, Dan Wieden credits the inspiration for his famous slogan to Gary Gilmore‘s last words. What were they ?
  4. 4. And the answer is …
  5. 5. Just Do It.
  6. 6. 2. Famous personality, once a printer. a) Identify. b) Where would you have seen this illustration more exclusively ?
  7. 7. And the answer is …
  8. 8. Benjamin Franklin, on the Pulitzer Medal.
  9. 9. 3. The ‗Boston _______ ‗is a phrase coined in 1806 to describe New England‘s old, wealthy families. It was used to describe people with great wealth, political influence and old New England roots. They frequently intermarried, founded and promoted Boston cultural institutions, and had some connection with Harvard and is sometimes applied partly in jest to characterize their often erudite and pretentious nature. It is likely that this term was used because the families used to trade with The British East India Company. Their _______ like nature is emphasized in the last line of this ‗Boston Toast‘: "And this is good old Boston, The home of the bean and the cod, Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots, And the Cabots talk only to God‖
  10. 10. And the answer is …
  11. 11. Boston Brahmin.
  12. 12. 4. The Silk Road is an online black market which was launched in February 2011. It can be accessed only via the anonymizing network TOR. Users can browse it anonymously and securely without potential traffic monitoring. All transactions happen through bitcoins. The site's terms of service say that they prohibit the sale of "anything who's purpose is to harm or defraud.‖ This includes child pornography, stolen credit cards, assassinations and weapons of mass destruction. What is this online market for?
  13. 13. And the answer is …
  14. 14. Drugs.
  15. 15. 5. To the art connoisseur, what special significance does this view hold ?
  16. 16. And the answer is …
  17. 17. The background for The Scream by Edward Munch.
  18. 18. 6. This is a sample of the large list of songs that was distributed by Clear Channel Communications, USA to the radio stations they owned. Why/what is this list?  The Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds  AC/DC - Shot Down in Flames  Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly  Green Day - Brain Stew  U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday  Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven  Dave Matthews Band - Crash into Me
  19. 19. And the answer is …
  20. 20. Songs that stations were advised not to play immediately after the 9/11 attacks.
  21. 21. 7. ‗Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide, The chance won't come again And don't speak too soon For the wheel's still in spin And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'. For the loser now Will be later to win For ____ ____ ____ ____ _____‘ Steve Jobs started his speech at a certain event with these lines taken from a famous song. What event and whose song ?
  22. 22. And the answer is …
  23. 23. These were recited by Steve Jobs at Apple‘s Annual Shareholders meeting in 1984 where the Macintosh was first introduced. Song is ―The Times Are A-Changin‘‖ by Bob Dylan.
  24. 24. 8. This person‘s body was exhumed from his tomb in 1941. It is alleged that tomb was inscribed with the words, "When I rise from the dead, the world shall tremble." It is also said that when his body was being exhumed, an additional inscription inside the casket was found reading, "Whoever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I." Two days after the exhumation had begun, Hitler launched the largest military invasion of all time on Stalin, on whose orders the tomb was excavated, thus making locals fear that the legend of the tomb was about to come true. Whose tomb is this story all about ?
  25. 25. And the answer is …
  26. 26. Timur. Timur lang and Tamerlane also fetch points.
  27. 27. 9. An unique project has been started by a Russian percussion group called ETHNOBEAT from Irkutsk Technical University where they tour to a particular location to record a sound which they believe cannot be reproduced elsewhere. The group owes the project to an incident where the wife of one of the drummers, had previously fell down when they were touring there, producing an intriguing musical sound during impact. Where is the recording done?
  28. 28. And the answer is …
  29. 29. Baikal Lake.
  30. 30. 10. Richard Muñoz Ramirez was an American serial killer, rapist, and burglar. His highly publicized home invasion crime spree terrorized the residents of the greater Los Angeles area, and later the residents of the San Francisco area, from April 1984 until August 1985. The killer attacked most of his victims by creeping into their homes late at night, usually through an open window. He died in prison earlier this year due to health complications, having been on death row in California for the past 23 years. What is he better known as ?
  31. 31. And the answer is …
  32. 32. Night Stalker.
  33. 33. 11. How would you connect the following ?  Mother Nature (a globe)  Scribble (an origami-esque cat)  Power Pup (a superhero dog)  Will (a caricature of William Shakespeare)  Bosgrove (a butler)  Kairu the Dolphin  The most famous of them all, Clippy.
  34. 34. And the answer is …
  35. 35. Microsoft Office Assistants.
  36. 36. 12. Initial regulations stated that packages sent via the U.S. Parcel Post Service (began on January 1, 1913) could not weigh more than 50 pounds. In Feb 1914, Mr. and Mrs. Pierstorff were responsible for a rather bizarre post from Grangeville, Idaho to Lewiston, Idaho. The justification for this was penury. On 13 June 1920, this practice was officially forbidden in public interest, after many other such instances. What peculiar trend was this ?
  37. 37. And the answer is …
  38. 38. Sending children by the postal service, because it was cheaper than rail travel.
  39. 39. 13. An alarming medical problem arising out of China‘s population is that of organ donation. Each year 500,000 die whose lives might have been saved, at least for a while, had they undergone a heart or liver transplant. Over the last decade, this problem has spun out of control because of the halt of organ supply from a fixed source that has been a settled practice in the country. The process used to supply nine-tenths of the organs transplanted in China. This proportion is now halved. So what is the reason for this fall in organ sources, with this donor scheme no longer ‗carried out‘ methodically in China ?
  40. 40. And the answer is …
  41. 41. Executed prisoners were the sources for organs. This number has fallen by three-quarters in the last decade, with China slowly moving away from capital punishment.
  42. 42. 14. Rahman performing where in 2010 ?
  43. 43. And the answer is …
  44. 44. The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
  45. 45. Written Round.  Ten questions.  10 points for each. Bonus of 20 to teams that get all of them right.
  46. 46. 1. What is this an ad for ?
  47. 47. 2. Coined by Dr. Howard J. Bennett in a Letter to the Editor of The New England Journal of Medicine on October 30, 2003 – this condition is intended to denote a generalized headache usually arising from reading gigantic volumes sitting uninterrupted for long hours of time. Named after a popular epoch of modern literature that has confounded many of us into this condition – what is it called ?
  48. 48. 3. The following is extracted from the article ―X finally topped by Y!‖ dated August 21, 2013: ―Y bumps X from the top spot in a recent survey by ComScore. It is noted that X has been No. 1 since April 2008. While Y‘s numbers have fluctuated, reaching the No. 2 or No. 3 position occasionally, but never making it to the top. The boost comes shortly after Y‘s purchase of the popular blogging site Z in May.‖ X, Y, Z?
  49. 49. 4. The Chollima is a mythical winged horse that originates from Chinese mythology and is common to many Asian cultures. This winged horse is said to be too swift and elegant to be mounted (by any mortal man). This is the national animal of which country, which often claims that the animal is real for political propaganda ?
  50. 50. 5. Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava was a noted Indian con man known for having repeatedly "sold" the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, and the Rashtrapati Bhavan and also the Parliament House of India along with its 545 sitting members. He is also said to have cheated number of industrialists including Birlas and Dhirubhai Ambani, taking from them huge money in cash, posing as social worker or needy person. He shot to fame when an Amitabh Bachchan film of the same name was released, thus becoming a legend in parts of Bihar. What is he better known as ?
  51. 51. 6. Initially part of a very sparse 1952 Czechoslovak Olympic contingent, this man had his choice of events and he took part in all he could. After winning the 5000m and 10000m gold, he decided to participate in the marathon. Since he had never really participated in a marathon before, he decided that the best strategy would be to follow the then world record holder, Jim Peters. Midway through the marathon he asked Peters about the pace of the marathon to which Peters answered ―too slow‖ in an effort to tire him out. He went on win the marathon and set an Olympic record while Peters never finished. Who ?
  52. 52. 7. Connect the following :  Ludwig van Beethovan  Lee Harvey Oswald  Count Dracula  Egor Korshunov  Richard Crosby  Lord Shen  George Smiley  Sgt. Viktor Reznov  James Gordon
  53. 53. 8. Metropolis, where many of Superman‘s action takes place, is based on New York City. Its nickname also mimics that of New York. What is the nickname of Metropolis?
  54. 54. 9. ― Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.‖ X gave this to Y in 1995. Who is X and Y? And what happened?
  55. 55. 10. You probably have an account already. Almost everyone you know is on it. Time-tested sorting algorithms and proprietary XKeyscore software are used to put you in circles with the people most like you. What? < screenshots to follow >
  56. 56. Answers
  57. 57. 1. What is this an ad for ?
  58. 58. And the answer is …
  59. 59. The Lucerne Music Festival. The ad was for the 75th anniversary of the event.
  60. 60. 2. Coined by Dr. Howard J. Bennett in a Letter to the Editor of The New England Journal of Medicine on October 30, 2003 – this condition is intended to denote a generalized headache usually arising from reading gigantic volumes sitting uninterrupted for long hours of time. Named after a popular epoch of modern literature that has confounded many of us into this condition – what is it called ?
  61. 61. And the answer is …
  62. 62. Hogwarts Headache.
  63. 63. 3. The following is extracted from the article ―X finally topped by Y!‖ dated August 21, 2013: ―Y bumps X from the top spot in a recent survey by ComScore. It is noted that X has been No. 1 since April 2008. While Y‘s numbers have fluctuated, reaching the No. 2 or No. 3 position occasionally, but never making it to the top. The boost comes shortly after Y‘s purchase of the popular blogging site Z in May.‖ X, Y, Z?
  64. 64. And the answer is ...
  65. 65. X – Google Y – Yahoo! Z – Tumblr
  66. 66. 4. The Chollima is a mythical winged horse that originates from Chinese mythology and is common to many Asian cultures. This winged horse is said to be too swift and elegant to be mounted (by any mortal man). This is the national animal of which country, which often claims that the animal is real for political propaganda ?
  67. 67. And the answer is …
  68. 68. North Korea.
  69. 69. 5. Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava was a noted Indian con man known for having repeatedly "sold" the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, and the Rashtrapati Bhavan and also the Parliament House of India along with its 545 sitting members. He is also said to have cheated number of industrialists including Birlas and Dhirubhai Ambani, taking from them huge money in cash, posing as social worker or needy person. He shot to fame when an Amitabh Bachchan film of the same name was released, thus becoming a legend in parts of Bihar. What is he better known as ?
  70. 70. And the answer is …
  71. 71. Natwarlal.
  72. 72. 6. Initially part of a very sparse 1952 Czechoslovak Olympic contingent, this man had his choice of events and he took part in all he could. After winning the 5000m and 10000m gold, he decided to participate in the marathon. Since he had never really participated in a marathon before, he decided that the best strategy would be to follow the then world record holder, Jim Peters. Midway through the marathon he asked Peters about the pace of the marathon to which Peters answered ―too slow‖ in an effort to tire him out. He went on win the marathon and set an Olympic record while Peters never finished. Who ?
  73. 73. And the answer is …
  74. 74. Emil Zatopek.
  75. 75. 7. Connect the following :  Ludwig van Beethovan  Lee Harvey Oswald  Count Dracula  Egor Korshunov  Richard Crosby  Lord Shen  George Smiley  Sgt. Viktor Reznov  James Gordon
  76. 76. And the answer is …
  77. 77. Gary Oldman.
  78. 78. 8. Metropolis, where many of Superman‘s action takes place, is based on New York City. Its nickname also mimics that of New York. What is the nickname of Metropolis?
  79. 79. And the answer is …
  80. 80. The Big Apricot.
  81. 81. 9. ― Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.‖ X gave this to Y in 1995. Who is X and Y? And what happened?
  82. 82. And the answer is …
  83. 83. X- Nelson Mandela; Y – Francois Pienaar South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup.
  84. 84. 10. You probably have an account already. Almost everyone you know is on it. Time-tested sorting algorithms and proprietary XKeyscore software are used to put you in circles with the people most like you. What? < screenshots to follow >
  85. 85. And the answer is …
  86. 86. PRSM!
  87. 87. Infinite Pounce.  +10, -10 on the pounce.  +10 on the direct, with no negatives.
  88. 88. 1. Space Oddity is a song written and performed by David Bowie and released as a music single in 1969. It is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; its title alludes to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The lyrics have also been seen to lampoon the failed British space programme. It made news world over when it was first recorded, as a result of which it remains quiz-worthy even today. Why ?
  89. 89. And the answer is …
  90. 90. The first music video to be recorded in space.
  91. 91. 2. The Adidas JS Roundhouse Mid shoes were released on August 12th 2012. When they posted a preview picture on Facebook, fans voiced their strong opposition towards these shoes. The ad for these shoes said, ―Tighten up your style with the JS Roundhouse Mids, dropping in August. Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?‖. What made these shoes controversial?
  92. 92. And the answer is …
  93. 93. The shoes had shackles which reminded people of slavery.
  94. 94. 3. Charlemagne, also known as Charles The Great, was the King of the Franks (France) from 768, the King of Italy from 774, and the first emperor in western Europe since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. He was called ―The Father of Europe‖ as his empire united western Europe for the first time since the roman empire. Charlemagne died in 814 after having ruled as Emperor for just over thirteen years. How do we know him better?
  95. 95. And the answer is …
  96. 96. Depiction on the King of Hearts card.
  97. 97. 4. I went into the Apple shop just before it was released. The windows were whited- out, and I thought: "Great opportunity. Baker Street, millions of buses going around ..." So, before anyone knew what it meant, I scraped it out of the whitewash. A guy in Marylebone rang me up, and he was furious: "I'm going to send one of my sons round to beat you up." I said, "Hang on, hang on — what's this about?" and he said: "You've written ____ in the shop window." I had no idea it meant "Jew", but if you look at footage of Nazi Germany, “_________" was written in whitewashed windows with a Star of David. I swear it never occurred to me. I said: "I'm really sorry," and on and on ..."some of my best friends are Jewish, really. It's just a song we've got coming out. If you listen to the song you'll see it's nothing to do with any of that – it's a complete coincidence.― He was just about pacified in the end. — Paul McCartney, The Beatles Anthology A failed promotional attempt for what ?
  98. 98. And the answer is …
  99. 99. Hey Jude.
  100. 100. 5. We all know what happened until a certain point. This is what happened after that. This person runs into a doppelganger of his, goes on The David Letterman Show and attends the Academy Awards. He plays football for the New Orleans Saints, sells encyclopaedias door-to- door, works on a pig farm, and helps develop the infamous New Coke. He accidentally crashes the Exxon Valdez, helps destroy the Berlin Wall, and fights in Operation Desert Storm with his friend, an orangutan named Sue. He meets many celebrities, including Colonel Oliver North, the Ayatollah Khomeini, John Hinckley, Jim Bakker, Ivan Boesky, Ronald Reagan, Saddam Hussein, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and his doppelganger. Who is being referred to ?
  101. 101. And the answer is …
  102. 102. Forrest Gump. These are the further adventures of Forrest Gump that happen in the sequel titled ―Gump and Co.‖ written by Winston Groom.
  103. 103. 6. This track, recorded by Hans Zimmer is a choral arrangement of a theme from The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack. However, this track is not a part of the original album and was released almost a month after the movie‘s release. What is the purpose behind its recording?
  104. 104. And the answer is …
  105. 105. Intended to raise funds for the victims of 2012 Aurora Shooting incident. The track is called ―Aurora‖ and contains all the melancholic parts of the original TDKR soundtrack.
  106. 106. 7. Self-styled Italian art history sleuth Silvano Vinceti and his researchers last month entered the martyrs' crypt in Florence's Santissima Annunziata basilica, 300 years after it was last opened, in pursuit of a two-and-a-half- year mission to identify the remains of a certain someone. Eight skeletons have yet been unearthed from this place and are currently undergoing carbon dating tests to check if they belong to the 1500s. While certain sections of other art connoisseurs across Italy and the world strongly repudiate Vinceti‘s methods, his quest has gone on unhindered, believing he is a step closer to an important discovery. What is this enigmatic search all about ?
  107. 107. And the answer is …
  108. 108. The remains of Lisa Gherardini, the woman thought to be the model for the Mona Lisa.
  109. 109. 8. Ted Cruz, the current senator from Texas, is one of the Republican Party‘s Presidential hopefuls for 2016. However, Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution is a critical hurdle the senator has to clear in order to vie for the country‘s top job. George Romney and John McCain‘s prospects for the White House were doubtful for the very same reason. There‘s also been talk about amending this rule to permit Arnold Schwarzenegger. What is this rule that doesn‘t make these candidates feel very homely?
  110. 110. And the answer is …
  111. 111. Being born in the USA to be eligible for President.
  112. 112. 9. The house of 14, Via Bellini, a nondescript house on the outskirts of Turin was proudly built by the rough-hewn hands of Stefano, a building worker who after years of effort had established a small construction business by the 1960s. He took special pride in his work-worn hands and in the dignity of labour which had motivated him to build a bungalow for his wife and three daughters, and to establish that he was a self-made man who had created all that he owned with his own labour. He wished to disprove the allegations made even then that his family had grown rich due to a certain connection. In the autumn of 1977, Stefano was not too happy with his eldest daughter. He resignedly noted: "After her wedding, everyone thinks we have got rich and made free trips. But we have paid for everything ourselves. Her marriage has been an expensive thing for us.‖ The fact that this man was a staunch supporter of Benito Mussolini has also been a matter of some controversy. Who is this man ? Why is this quiz-worthy ?
  113. 113. And the answer is …
  114. 114. Sonia Gandhi‘s father – Stefano Maino.
  115. 115. 10. ''India is like a historic father of the project,'' Paolo Giubellino, CERN spokesperson said on a certain occasion in July 2012. But the very next day, Milan K. Sanyal, the director of the prestigious Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Calcutta wrote to CERN expressing his indignation on behalf of the Indian scientific community and demanding credit for something. P.M. Bhargava, director of the CCMB, backed up the demand saying – ―I believe it is a deliberate omission; this is not the only such case.‖ What was the omission about ? What was the demand ?
  116. 116. And the answer is …
  117. 117. Capitalizing the B in ‗Higgs boson‘, because ‗Boson‘ was coined as a tribute to Satyendranath Bose.
  118. 118. 11. In May 2004, Singapore Airlines‘ new fleet of Airbus A340- 500 aircraft came with a first-of-its-kind facility – a discreet locker with special straps next to one of the plane‘s exit doors. The long duration of their flights compelled the airline to think of this addition, besides the fact that most routes spanned the Pacific Ocean with little room for an unscheduled landing. In response to the skeptics, the airline assured that this would be used only if there wasn‘t appropriate space elsewhere in the cabin. What was the purpose of this addition ?
  119. 119. And the answer is …
  120. 120. The cupboards were intended for corpses, in the unfortunate event of a passenger dying during flight.
  121. 121. 12. Back in 2003, when France refused to take part in the Iraq war, the U.S. House of Representatives made a ―major‖ change. According to one congressman, the change was ―a small but symbolic effort to show the strong displeasure of many on Capitol Hill with the actions of our so-called ally, France.‖ This wasn‘t the first time such a ―major‖ change took place. During World War One restaurants started calling sauerkraut ―liberty cabbage‖ to spite Germany. What was this ―major‖ change?
  122. 122. And the answer is …
  123. 123. The U.S. House of Representatives changed French fries to ―Freedom fries‖ and French toast to ―Freedom toast‖.
  124. 124. 13. This place was affectionately christened ―the home of football‖ by the club that played there. Along with holding football matches it also held boxing, baseball and cricket matches. It was known for its small but immaculate pitch, and for the famous clock which was positioned in the southern side of the ground since its introduction in 1930. What, where ?
  125. 125. And the answer is …
  126. 126. Highbury Stadium (Old Arsenal Stadium).
  127. 127. 14. ―I asked Fred where the funds had come from, and he responded, ‗The meeting with the General Dynamics board was a bust and I knew we needed money for Monday, so I took a plane to Las Vegas and won $27,000.‘ I said, ‗You mean you took our last $5,000-- how could you do that?‘ He shrugged his shoulders and said, ‗What difference does it make? Without the funds for the fuel companies, we couldn't have flown anyway.‘ Fred's luck held again. It was not much, but it came at a critical time and kept us in business for another week.― In this well documented display of bravado, which famous company was thus saved from being a sinking ‗ship‘ ?
  128. 128. And the answer is …
  129. 129. Fed-Ex.
  130. 130. Grid-lock To The Finish.  A grid of 9 topics to choose from.  Each team picks one topic. Teams can choose to either make it a 10-pointer with a minus 5, or a 20-pointer with a minus 10.  Questions on the pass will fetch 10 points with no negatives.
  131. 131. Habeas Corpus? Occasional Mathematic s Midas Touch Exit Lesionnaire Hurling Away! Identity Crisis? Shopping Blues Build And Sail Shenanigan s
  132. 132. This is technically defined as a melanocytic nevus, which is a type of lesion that causes nevus cells. The most common variants of this are – junctional, compound, intradermal, dysplastic, blue, spitz, acquired, congenital, giant pigmented – among others. The high content of melanin is what makes it a distinguishing feature. All suspicion aside, what is the common name for this ? Lesionnaire
  133. 133. And the answer is …
  134. 134. Moles on the skin.
  135. 135. The first known form of this was invented in around 400 BC in the Greek town Syracus. It was called a gatastraphete. Some subsequent versions were :  Springald  Mangonel  Onager  Couillard What ? Hurling Away!
  136. 136. And the answer is …
  137. 137. Catapult.
  138. 138. ―I did not kill that man. My God is aware of it. I am big enough to admit if I had done it, that admission would have been less of an ordeal and humiliation than this barbarous trial which no self respecting man can endure. I am a Muslim. A Muslim's fate is in the hands of God Almighty. I can face Him with a clear conscience and tell Him that I rebuilt His Islamic State from ashes into a respectable Nation. I am entirely at peace with my conscience. I am not afraid of death. You have seen what fires I have passed through.‖ Whose last words ? Habeas Corpus?
  139. 139. And the answer is …
  140. 140. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
  141. 141. ―If equilateral triangles are constructed on the sides of any triangle, either all outward, or all inward, the centres of those equilateral triangles themselves form an equilateral triangle.‖ Ironically, the concept of equality and the person this theorem is named after – are so disjoint, that they could possibly be born apart. What is the theorem called ? Occasional Mathematic s
  142. 142. And the answer is …
  143. 143. Napoleon‘s Theorem.
  144. 144. This expression is said to have had its origin from a chain of ―sanitary cleaning shops‖ used as a front by Chicago gangster Al Capone – to conceal his earnings from illegal sale of drinks during the Prohibition. Commonly used term in global financial circles today, in a negative context, whose definition is largely determined by jurisdictions. What is the term ? Shenanigan s
  145. 145. And the answer is …
  146. 146. Money Laundering.
  147. 147. Only 3 countries have participated in every modern-day Summer Olympics – two of them being Greece, where the games originated, and Australia. The third country also holds the record for being the only country to win a gold medal at every Summer Olympics. Which country is this ? Midas Touch
  148. 148. And the answer is …
  149. 149. Great Britain.
  150. 150.  Kingdom of Württemberg (1879–1896)  Stateless (1896–1901)  Switzerland (1901–1955)  Austria–Hungary (1911–1912)  German Empire (1914–1918)  Weimar Republic (1919-January 1933)  Nazi Germany  United States Whom would you connect all of these to ? Identity Crisis?
  151. 151. And the answer is …
  152. 152. Albert Einstein‘s citizenships.
  153. 153. A certain specialty store in Brisbane, Australia which sells gluten- free and wheat-free items, introduced a first-of-its kind policy in response to ‗showrooming‘ earlier this year, and made news world over for this. What is showrooming and what did this store do? Shopping Blues
  154. 154. And the answer is …
  155. 155. Showrooming is when a shopper examines merchandise or products in a store and then buys it online for a lower price. The store levied a charge of $5 per person for ―just looking‖.
  156. 156. Rupture of the proximal head of the biceps tendon involves tearing of one of two heads of the biceps tendon. This condition usually occurs in older individuals and is caused by degenerative changes within the biceps tendon leading to failure of the structure. After the ruptured tendon retracts patients may experience a bulge in their arm. This is the retracted muscle bunched up in the arm and is named as a tribute to an icon of contemporary popular culture. What is it called ? Build And Sail
  157. 157. And the answer is …
  158. 158. The Popeye Muscle.
  159. 159. Thank You!

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