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By: 8eardcules & Italian_Seasoning
First is a random assortment of questions with
infinite bounce/pounce. Scoring is +10/-10 for
pounce, +10/-0 for direct
Second is a grand connect round. Write your answers
on your paper and the quizmaster will check them
after each question. The scoring scheme is
indicated on the question slides themselves.
Scores will be tallied every 10 questions.
• The Yoga Sūtras of X are 196 Indian sutras (aphorisms). The
Yoga Sutras were compiled prior to 400 CE by Sage X, taking
materials about yoga from older traditions. The
Yoga Sūtras of X was the most translated ancient Indian text
in the medieval era, having been translated into about forty
Indian languages and two non-Indian languages: Old
Javanese and Arabic. The text fell into obscurity for nearly
700 years from the 12th to 19th century, and made a
comeback in late 19th century due to the efforts of Swami
Vivekananda, the Theosophical Society and others. It gained
prominence again as a comeback classic in the 20th century
• X is now a household name in India, but not in direct
reference to the ancient text
• ID X
• It is popularly said that by all known laws of
aviation, X should be impossible, however X still
occurs, since the individuals performing X do not
care what humans think is possible.
• The above is paraphrased from a 2007 movie and
has been immortalized on the internet as
copypasta. Put Funda.
X = the flight of the bees
• According to all known laws of aviation, there is no
way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too
small to get its fat little body off the ground. The
bee, of course, flies anyway because bees don't
care what humans think is impossible. Yellow,
black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black.
Ooh, black and yellow! Let's shake it up a little.
Barry! Breakfast is ready! Ooming! Hang on a
second. Hello? - Barry? - Adam?...
• The date for a certain was chosen because it was
considered auspicious by X since the Japanese
surrender after WW2 occurred on this date.
However, a person Y closely linked with the event
was informed by astrologers that the day would be
inauspicious, this led to the event occurring at a
particular time to avoid any problems.
• ID the Event, X and Y
Midnight on the 15th of August was chosen as the
date for Indian Independence
X = Lord Mountbatten, Y = Nehru
These are pieces of artist Nandalal Bose’s work depicting
various scenes from the Indian subcontinent going back to the
Indus Valley civilization. Where have these been immortalized?
• To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand X. The humour is extremely
subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a
typical viewer’s head. There’s also _____’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his
characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature,
for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly
appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say
something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike X truly ARE idiots- of
course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in _____’s existential
catchphrase “____ ____ ___ ___,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian
epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated
simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Y’s genius wit unfolds itself on their
television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂
And yes, by the way, i DO have a X tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’
eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my
own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😂
• ID X
In 2015 the NHS launched a campaign called “The
Missing Type” to raise awareness for blood
• The movie Garbage Pail Kids is widely considered to
be one of the worst movies of all time and has the
coveted 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It revolves
around a bunch of kids shown as physically
disgusting people who have been shunned as
abnormal. They despise the other normal kids and
refer to them degradingly as X. This is one of the
first uses of the term X.
• The term X is now massively common on online
• ID X
• According to Greek mythology, when Theseus
entered the Labyrinth to kill the minotaur (a half-
man, half-bull), he unraveled a "clew" - a ball of
string - behind him, so he could find his way back.
• Which modern English word gets its etymology
Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
• The Motto for this popular news source is Tu
• Translation is “You are stupid”
• Much like what it is named after, It makes You cry
• ID this
The Onion, the world’s finest news source
• X's work touched upon so many fields that he is
often the earliest written reference on a given
matter. In an effort to avoid naming everything
after X, some discoveries and theorems are
attributed to the first person to have proved them
• ID X
Leonhard Euler (W didn’t insert a picture, imagine
• Members of a fanatical Muslim sect during the
Crusades used to smoke hashish and then murder
leaders on the opposing side. They started going by
the name "hashishiyyin," meaning hashish-users in
• Which modern English word gets its etymology
• At 1800 hours on 21st July 1937, all BBC
transmitters and wireless Post Office transmitters in
the British Isles observed two minutes of silence.
The British Post Office also sent a message
requesting that all broadcasting ships observe two
minutes of broadcasting silence as well. Why?
• Put Funda
Guglielmo Marconi, the father of the radio, passed
away in 1939
The text is from Wikipedia. What is being talked about?
There are lots of theories about the inventor.
•It was invented in Japan in 1869, by Izumi Yosuke, who formed a partnership with
• and Takayama Kosuke to build the vehicles, having been "inspired by the horse carriages
that had been introduced to the streets of Tokyo a few years earlier".
•Jonathan Scobie (or Jonathan Goble), an American missionary to Japan, is also said to
have invented the X around 1869 to transport his invalid wife through the streets of
•An American blacksmith Albert Tolman is said to have invented the X, or "man drawn lorry",
in 1846 in Worcester, Massachusetts, for a South American bound missionary.
•In New Jersey, the Burlington County Historical Society claims an 1867 invention by
carriage maker James Birch, and exhibits a Birch X in its museum.
Japan historian Seidensticker wrote of the theories:
Though the origins of the X are not entirely clear, they seem to be Japanese, and of Tokyo
specifically. The most widely accepted theory offers the name of three inventors, and gives
1869 as the date of invention.
• In Britain, until relatively recently, a wooden coffin was
a post-mortem luxury that was far too expensive for
many people. In fact, only the relatively well-to-do
could afford coffins in which to bury the remains of
their departed loved ones. That meant that the corpses
of poor people—and there were a lot of those—had to
go coffinless, so instead of boxing their dead, the poor
shrouded bodies for burial by wrapping them in a
winding sheet—a white cloth that bound and covered
the corpse, head to toe. These are known as burial
• This is believed to have given rise to a popular cultural
depiction of which creature?
The Forest of Tronçais is a 2600 acre forest in the Allier,
managed by the National Forests Office of France. It is
constituted mainly of oaks, commissioned to be planted
by Louis XIV's minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert to supply
the future needs of the French Navy for the masts of their
ships in 1670. Thinking Historically, can you point out
why this project that seemingly showed good forethought
and planning was a failure?
It was a failure as by the time the forest matured, the
French navy was rapidly shifting from sailboats to
This picture, titled “The Madness of Mission 6” is a fan
theory for what?
• In 1976, Cosmonaut Nikolai Peckmann was sent alone to an orbiting space station for what
would be called Mission Six- to study the radiation levels and strange circumstances that killed
all four crewmen of the last research mission.
• By the third day, Peckmann’s broken transmissions were coming back to ground control filled
with increasing paranoia and delusion. He claimed that the spirits of the dead cosmonauts were
coming to claim him, and that he had to keep moving to evade them. He shouted that if he could
capture consume these spirits himself while he still had strength, he could move to the next
level of consciousness…Truly the rantings of an insane man.
• Indeed, video recovered later would show Peckmann running around the confined but maze-like
station, downing emergency sedatives like a madman….pausing in a corner momentarily, only to
throw back vitamin pills and give chase to his invisible demons.
• He had exhausted the entire cargo of vitamins, pills, and fresh fruit well ahead of schedule.
There was no way another crew could be assembled to rescue him before he starved. After one
rather violently garbled transmission, the static cleared and the last live image on record is that
of Peckmann’s empty, wilted spacesuit on the cabin floor.
• It was determined that another mission to recover any remains or gather any more research
would be a waste of the people’s money, and the station was allowed to drift out of orbit and
into space- a failure never to be mentioned again. It was ordered and assumed that all video and
paper evidence had been destroyed.
• ..then, at the dawn of the eighties, a fledgling arcade game company called NAMCO would
stumble across the transcripts of these events, and the rest -as they say- is history.
• According to ESPN, Paris Olympic bid committee
co-president Tony Estanguet will present the
proposal to bring X to the 2024 Olympics to the
International Olympic Committee meeting in Peru
next month, hoping to bridge interest in the
Olympics for younger generations.
• The global X market generated US$325 million of
revenue in 2015 and is expected to make $493
million in 2016
• ID X
The very first bitcoin block was mined 9 years ago on
• ID the video, put funda (What is it?)
• This is a 3D reimagination of Futurama
• Lots of Trouble, Usually Serious
• Feeble Italian Attempt at Transportation
• Too Often Yankees Overprice This Auto
• Swedish Automobile - Always Broken
• Retarded Engine, No Acceleration, Ugly Lump of Trash
• Proof Only Rich Suckers Can Have Everything
• Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object
• Allows Users’ Driving Idiocy
• YouTube celebrity X who a famous vlogger came under
heavy fire (very) recently for the contents of a video
shot in the Aokigahara Forest in Japan which is part of a
• Other members of Y include The Golden Gate Bridge,
The Gap Peninsula in Australia, The Nanjing-Yangtze
river bridge and Niagara falla.
• The video was uploaded on 31st December and had
over six million views before it was taken down.
• Why did it stir such controversy?
• ID X
• The X effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to
hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the
unintended consequence of publicizing the information
more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet. It is an
example of psychological reactance, wherein once
people are aware that some information is being kept
from them, their motivation to access and spread it is
• It is named after an American Actress, whose 2003
attempt to suppress photographs of her residence in
Malibu, California, inadvertently drew further public
attention to it.
• ID X
• The Streisand Effect
• The term alluded to Barbra Streisand, who had sued
photographer Kenneth Adelman and Pictopia.com for violation of
privacy. The US$50 million lawsuit endeavored to remove an
aerial photograph of Streisand's mansion from the publicly
available collection of 12,000 California coastline photographs.
Adelman photographed the beachfront property to document
coastal erosion as part of the California Coastal Records Project,
which was intended to influence government policymakers.
Before Streisand filed her lawsuit, "Image 3850" had been
downloaded from Adelman's website only six times; two of those
downloads were by Streisand's attorneys. As a result of the case,
public knowledge of the picture increased exponentially; more
than 420,000 people visited the site over the following month.
The lawsuit was dismissed and Streisand was ordered to pay
Adelman's legal fees, which amounted to $155,567.
• The melting point of X is within the range of 1425-
1540° C, well outside the temperatures recorded
at ______ ____ , The combustion temperature of Y
is only around 980° C. What conspiracy theorists
fail to note is that X thermally expands while it
remains strong and thus fire rapidly destroys
uninsulated X structures, and X begins to lose its
structural integrity at well below its melting point,
or 700-820° C, well within temperatures recorded
at ______ _____.
• What conspiracy theory is this attempting to
• Initially founded as the Galvin Manufacturing
company, this tech giant got its current name in
1930 when they started marketing Car Radios
• The company’s name XY got X from the phrase Xcar
and Y which was a popular way of ending company
names at the time.
• Coincidentally Y is the name of a modern Indian
company which is also closely linked with cars.
• ID X&Y
• Apart from Neeru Deshpande, few names like Sudha
Murthy and Gunjan Gundaniya too were said to be X.
However, amongst the three, Deshpande became
insanely popular as a regional newspaper carried her
picture with a short write up that claimed that she
belonged to Nagpur.
• “You must have read the stories that X is actually Niru
Deshpande and she’s 60 now, but that’s not true! The
Illustration [sic] was made way back in 1960 by
• The above statement was made debunking this popular
• ID X
• X is the reason the farthest Back you can go on a
digital calendar is 1st January 1970
• An error related to X caused iPhones to crash if the
date was set to 1.1.1970 a few years back.
• The error opposite to what caused the iPhone crash
has predicted a worldwide computer problem
called the 2034 problem
• ID X/ Put Funda
• X, a Nobel Peace prize Nominee most likely to win the award that year was
assassinated two days before the closing date for that year's Nobel Peace Prize
nominations. X had been nominated before in 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1947.
• Nobody had ever been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously. But
according to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation in force at that time, the
Nobel Prizes could, under certain circumstances, be awarded posthumously.
Thus it was possible to give X the prize. However, X did not belong to an
organisation, he left no property behind and no will; who should receive the
Prize money? The Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, August Schou,
asked another of the Committee's advisers, lawyer Ole Torleif Røed, to consider
the practical consequences if the Committee were to award the Prize
posthumously. Røed suggested a number of possible solutions for general
application. Subsequently, he asked the Swedish prize-awarding institutions for
their opinion. The answers were negative; posthumous awards, they thought,
should not take place unless the laureate died after the Committee's decision
had been made.
• The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to make no award that year on the
grounds that "there was no suitable living candidate".
• ID X
• The Tale of Two Lovers (Latin: Historia de duobus amantibus) written in
1444 was one of the bestselling books of the fifteenth century, even
before its author, Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, became X. It is one of the
earliest examples of an epistolary novel, full of erotic imagery. The first
printed edition was published by Ulrich Zell in Cologne between 1467
• The novel is set in Siena, Italy and centres around the love story of
Lucretia, a married woman, and Euryalus, one of the men waiting on the
Duke of Austria. After an uncertain beginning, in which each is in love
but unaware that it is reciprocated, they begin a correspondence, which
takes up much of the rest of the novel. Before writing his first love-
letter, Euryalus quotes Virgil in defence of his position, Amor vincit
omnia et nos cedamus amori (translated: "Love conquers all; let us all
yield to love!").
• The fact that the author went on to hold the title of X makes this a very
controversial and interesting document, considering its contents.
• ID X
• Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini later became Pope Pius
• The ___ Rule
• In real estate, the ___ Rule is a thumb rule that states that a home owner must charge at
least ___ of the mortgage on a house as rent to maintain positive cash flow
• In economics, as a result of the Winner take all effect in individual competitions leading to
a “winner take most” effect over all, the ___ rule states that over time the majority of the
rewards in a given field will accumulate to the people, teams, and organizations that
maintain a ___ advantage over the alternatives.
• The most popular variant of this rule states that in
Internet Forums, only ___ of the users create
• X is widely considered to be the wealthiest of his kind.
• “X started out in business when he was “just a wee nipper,” polishing boots on
the streets of his native Glasgow; today he owns some of the world’s largest
mining concerns.”- Forbes
• Forbes magazine has occasionally tried to estimate X's wealth in real terms; in
2007, the magazine estimated his wealth at $28.8 billion; in 2011, it rose to
$44.1 billion due to the rise in gold prices. The Youtube Channel Game
Theory used the size of X's Money Bin as a basis and calculated that it could
contain over $300 trillion.
• ID X
"No man is poor who can do what he likes to do once in a while! And I
like to dive around in my money like a porpoise! And burrow through it like
a gopher! And toss it up and let it hit me on the head!"
• Following the tremendous success of ____ __ ___
_____, the New Zealand government created the
position of Minister for X; its remit was to exploit all
the economic opportunities X represented and to
use X to raise the countries profile.
• The NZ press named the post Minister __ ___
_____, and the catchy name stuck.
• This position is unique to New Zealand and is quite
June 4th in China is known as Internet Maintenance Day, due to crackdown and
heavy censoring that occurs of certain search terms, some of which are listed
below. In the days leading up to and after this date, many Western news sites
are unavailable, and Chinese search engines such as Weibo censor certain
terms, some of which are given below. Explain the significance of June 4th.
• JUNE 4
• 坦克: tank
• liu四: phonetic for 6-4
• 六四: 6-4
• 学潮: campus upheaval
• ⅥⅣ: Roman numerals for 6-4
• IIXVIIIIX: Roman numbers for 1-9-8-9
• Jun 4th
• 陆肆: sounds like “liu si,”
homophone for June 4
• 五月三十五: May 35, aka June 4
• 瓶反鹿死: Redress June Fourth
• six四: 6-4
• six four
• 王维林: Wang Weilin
• 春夏之交: Between spring and
June 4th is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square
protests in Beijing
The Farkhor Air Base in southwestern Tajikistan is
jointly operated by two countries, Tajikistan and X.
The base is located near the Tajikistan-Afghanistan
border, and gives X “the required depth and range
in seeking a larger role and to project its power in
Central Asia”. Identify X.
• The discovery of X in 1781 was a landmark event,
but surprisingly the debate over its naming was not
settled until nearly 70 years later. The name
suggested by its discoverer, Georgium Sidus, in
honor of the British monarch George the III, was
met with stiff resistance outside of England, for
being too English-centric. the French suggested the
name Herschel, but it was a suggestion “X” from
the Germans which became the most popular one.
In 1789 an element was named in support of the
name X. The name was finally accepted in 1850. ID
The naming of the 7th planet, Uranus
The following comic was the 100th
release of xkcd. What is it a reference
Where would you expect to find the following and what is special
about this group?
The bison population in Europe has an interesting
genetic mystery. Until 11,000 years ago, the
dominant species was the steppe bison, when they
suddenly disappeared and were completely
replaced by the European bison, a species that is
more closely related to cows. In 2016, the answer
was found – it seems that cows and steppe bison
had created a hybrid species. What did the
researchers fondly call this “missing link” in bison
ancestry, in reference to a recent landmark
• The work done at this research lab has been
received 8 Nobel prizes.
• Following is a list with the timeline of ownership of
• _____ (1925-96)
• Western Electric(1925-83)
Identify this lab.
• The game of badminton was initially called X,
named for the town in which it was invented by
British expatriate officers in 1873. The British built a
large military cantonment in this city when they
arrived, and X is still an important military location
today. Identify X.
Identify the common thing about this group?
KLM, Quantas, Avianca, Egypt Air, Delta Airlines
These are the 5 oldest functioning airlines in the
world (gice dates)
• Only one state in India has an
official stage flag, given above. The
flag originated during protests in
________ in 1931, when the blood
stained shirt of one of the victims
was hoisted by the crowd.
• The color red now represents the
workers and laborers, the white
plough symbolizes peasants, and
the three white stripes represent
the three regions of this state. ID
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India to
officially have a flag
• Explain the funda. Bonus points if you give the
This is the lion on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo,
named Leo the Lion
A BADLY MADE CONNECT ROUND
Plis don’t kill us for dis
The score counter is indicated on each slide
P = Q
• P is the country with the largest Muslim population
in the world.
• Q is a country that hosts one of the most important
F1 Grand Prix events and shares its name with a
popular biscuit brand.
P = Q
P = Indonesia
Q = Monaco
R = -S
• “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and ______
R” is the full and official name of the UK
• S is an African country that officially only recognizes
its name when written/said in French, not English
R = -S
R = Ireland
S = Cote d’Ivore/ Ivory Coast
T = U
• T’s capital city is famous for its canals and red light
• The following is a list of all countries in Europe that
starts with U
T = U
T = the Netherlands
U = Luxembourg
V = -W
• V is the country where the country where the count
believed to have inspired Dracula resided and his
castle in Bran, Transylvania is in this country
• Which of the following is a country? [W]
a) Not this one
b) Not this one either
d) You missed it go back to c)
V = -W
V = Romania
W = Chad (Congratulations!)
X = 5*Y
• X is the country where Alibaba.com has its
• Y = FITB
X = 5*Y
X = China
Y = Vietnam