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  1. 1. Another Quiz By 8erdcules
  2. 2. Obligatory rules slide
  3. 3. What is the term? This term, when used today immediately reminds one of a certain industry/sector. The term originated from the sound made by a machine which was widely used in the sector after Thomas Edison perfected one for practical use in 1867. The remnants of the physical workings of the machine can still be seen today in this industry’s daily working, in connection with the modern usage of the term.
  4. 4. Ticker
  5. 5. What coincidence? • MH 370 was a Malaysian airlines flight that disappeared on 8th march 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing • The aircraft itself was a Boeing 777-2H6ER • There was a certain coincidence regarding the manufacture of the plane which had people quite stunned • Hint: Think internet Q2
  6. 6. It was the 404th Boeing 777 manufactured
  7. 7. *insert title here* • Finland released a set of emojis to “explain some hard-to-describe Finnish emotions, Finnish words and customs.” • What does the blanked out emoji depict? Q3
  8. 8. ID X • There is a popular misconception that X’s were made only in black. • The X was introduced Oct. 1, 1908, and through the 1913 model year buyers had a choice of several colors, including black. Then, in 1926 and 1927, colors included green, light blue, brown, maroon - and, of course, black. • Black was the only color the X came in from 1914 through 1925, and the reason was economics, not style. • The company started making X only in black since it dried fastest, they had to meet large volumes of orders. Q4
  9. 9. Ford Model T
  10. 10. The name X comes from the Latin words “nix, nivis” and means “snow”. When translated, X literally means “snow white”. This product we all know has an iconic form of packaging, preserved till date, although with a changed appearance. This was the original look ID X Q5
  11. 11. ID X and Y • Herzogenaurach is a small town in Bavaria which is known as the ‘town of bent necks’ • A man started making something in his mother’s laundry room in the 1920s which led to the birth of a legacy. He was later joined by his brother. • In 1947, a falling out between the brothers caused the splitting of the business in to two companies X and Y that are huge till date • The entire town is involved in this family dispute, which has turned into a bitter, deep-seated rivalry with all town residents taking sides, The town is even geographically divided based on support for X and Y, X on the southern bank of the Aurach river that divides the town, and Y to the north. • In an interview about this, a town resident says he automatically looks at what a person is wearing on their feet before saying hello. • Give me X and Y. Bonus points for the brothers. Q6
  12. 12. Adidas & Puma Adolf and Rudolf Dassler
  13. 13. Origin story of which famous site? • Having observed people helping one another in friendly, social, and trusting communal ways on the Internet and feeling isolated as a relative newcomer to San Francisco, __________ founder _____ Newmark decided to create something similar for local events. In early 1995, he began an email distribution list to friends. Most of the early postings were submitted by Newmark and were notices of social events of interest to software and Internet developers living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. • Soon, word of mouth led to rapid growth. The number of subscribers and postings grew rapidly. There was no moderation and Newmark was surprised when people started using the mailing list for non-event postings. People trying to get technical positions filled found that the list was a good way to reach people with the skills they were looking for. This led to the addition of a jobs category. User demand for more categories caused the list of categories to grow. The initial technology encountered some limits, so by June 1995 Majordomo had been installed and the mailing list “_______" resumed operations. Community members started asking for a web interface. Newmark registered “_______.org", and the website went live in 1996. Q7
  14. 14. craigslist
  15. 15. FITB. • CapitalG (formerly ___(1)____ Capital) is the late-stage growth venture capital fund financed by ___(2)____., and based in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2013, it focuses on larger, growth stage technology companies, and invests for profit rather than strategically for ___(1)____. In addition to capital investment, CapitalG's approach includes giving portfolio companies access to ___(1)____ 's people, knowledge, and culture to support the companies' growth and offer them guidance. Q8
  16. 16. (1)Google (2)Alphabet Inc.
  17. 17. Put funda • In a high-profile 6 March 2014 article in the magazine Newsweek, journalist Leah McGrath Goodman wrote about Dorian Prentice ________ _________, a Japanese American man living in California, whose birth name is ________ _________ . • As additional evidence to the theory put forward in the article (which was ultimately disproved), internet armchair detectives uncovered that Dorian lived a couple of blocks away from Hal Finney’s house in Temple City, a town of just 36,000. Finney was the recipient of a historical transaction regarding the subject of the article. Q9
  18. 18. Satoshi Nakamoto
  19. 19. Put Funda • In a recent ad for Amazon’s Alexa, which was aired during the superbowl, sounds in the frequency range between 3000-6000 Hz were muted. Watch the ad and put funda Q10
  20. 20. So that Amazon Echos in people’s houses don’t switch on during that time
  21. 21. ID X • X was born as Jehangir on 29 July 1904 to mother Suzanne Brière • French was his first language. He attended the Janson De Sailly School in Paris. One of the teachers at that school used to call him L'Egyptian for some strange reason.X also served for one year in a Spahis regiment during the Second World War. After he left the service the whole regiment perished on an expedition in Morocco. • When X was in tour, he was inspired by his friends father pioneer Louis Blériot the first Man to fly across English channel, and took to flying. On 10 February 1929, he obtained the first pilot licence issued in India. • X died in Geneva, Switzerland on 29 November 1993 at the age of 89 of a kidney infection. Upon his death, the Indian Parliament was adjourned in his memory – an honour not usually given to persons who are not members of parliament. Q11
  22. 22. JRD Tata
  23. 23. FITB • Saudi ___ ______ Group is a multinational construction conglomerate and is headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi ___ ______ Group were during 2011 signed to a US$1.23 billion contractual agreement to construct the tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, and in addition are bound to a US$3.4 billion agreement to construct the Doha Metro located at Doha. • The group was founded in 1931 by Sheikh Mohammed ___ ______ Sayyid, father of _______ ___ ______, whose relationship with the country's founder, Abdel Aziz al Saud, led to important government contracts such as refurbishing the mosques at Mecca and Medina. • On 11 September 2015, while doing construction work in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, one of the Group's cranes collapsed due to high winds causing 118 deaths and almost 400 injuries. As a result, the Saudi king banned the firm from taking new projects while having its current projects reviewed. The Saudi government removed the ban on the ___ ______ Group in May 2016, allowing them to bid on new projects. Q12
  24. 24. Bin Laden/Binladin
  25. 25. This picture was clicked in Bangalore in 1999, the gentleman on the extreme left is Dr. James D. Watson, ID the lady on the extreme right.
  26. 26. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
  27. 27. This is an exhaustive list leaving out one recent addition which is centuries newer than the members listed below. FITB • Austrian ________________________ • Danish ________________________ • Dutch ________________________, also known as the United ________________________ • French ________________________ • Portuguese ________________________ • Swedish ________________________ Q14
  28. 28. East India Company
  29. 29. 23 Wall Street is a building popularly known as “Morgan House” that used to headquarter JP Morgan Chase The building is only four stories tall and stands out among the skyscrapers surrounding it What was the logic behind designing it in this manner? Q15
  30. 30. They built only 4 floors as a show of wealth
  31. 31. ID • The following slide consists of an exhaustive list of what? Q16
  32. 32. # Exchange ticker Companies Date Added 1 532921Adani Ports & SEZ 21 December 2015[5] 2 500820Asian Paints 21 December 2015[5] 3 532215Axis Bank 4 532977Bajaj Auto 5 532454Bharti Airtel 6 533278Coal India 8 August 2011[6] 7 500124Dr. Reddy's Laboratories 8 500180HDFC Bank 9 500182Hero MotoCorp 10 500696Hindustan Unilever 11 500010 Housing Development Finance Corporation 12 532174ICICI Bank 13 532187IndusInd Bank 18 December 2017[7] 14 500209Infosys 15 500875ITC 16 500247Kotak Mahindra Bank 19 June 2017[8] 17 500510Larsen & Toubro 18 500520Mahindra & Mahindra 19 532500Maruti Suzuki 20 532555NTPC 21 500312 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation 22 532898 Power Grid Corporation of India 20 June 2016[9] 23 500325Reliance Industries 24 500112State Bank of India 25 524715Sun Pharmaceutical 8 August 2011[6] 26 532540Tata Consultancy Services 27 500570Tata Motors 28 570001Tata Motors DVR 19 June 2017[8] 29 500470Tata Steel 30 507685Wipro 31 532648Yes Bank 18 December 2017[7]
  33. 33. Companies that make up SENSEX
  34. 34. ID the search termQ17
  35. 35. Modi • Initially for NaMo and the latest peak in Feb for Nirav Modi
  36. 36. ID the siteQ18
  37. 37. Vintage advertisements round 5 Questions, written,+10/0 +10 for full house
  38. 38. ID the product • The inventor of ______—which you definitely have a can of somewhere in your house—is Norm Larsen, who started his company Rocket Chemical with two other employees in 1953. As a chemist, Norm was self-taught— his only education was high school, but he loved reading books about chemistry and really, really wanted to invent something helpful and useful. • This was early in the US space program, and a major monkey wrench in the Atlas rocket program was corrosion caused by moisture. Norm and his employees figured this was not a problem that a little chemistry couldn’t solve, and went about attempting to create a formula capable of displacing water and preventing corrosion. After many failed attempts—thirty-nine, to be exact—they hit upon the successful formula on attempt number forty, and water displacement formula 40 was born. Q19
  39. 39. Which brand? • Sitting in a small village in the bylanes of Kolkata, Dr. S.K. Burman would cure several Indian villagers of their diseases with his Ayurvedic medicines. The news of his ‘miraculous medicines’ spread far and wide and soon ‘Daktur Burman’, as the villagers fondly called him, became a renowned name across the region. • This small clinic grew into a large business and is now one of the largest FMCGs in India, with it’s name derived from ‘Daktur Burman’ Q20
  40. 40. ID the product • Corning Inc. is a 160 year old pioneer in the glass industry. The company had a history of science-based innovations and the strategy by management was research and "disruptive" and "on demand" product innovation. • In 1962, Corning developed Chemcor, a windshield technology, designed to be thinner and lighter than existing windshields, which reduced danger of personal injury by shattering into small granules when smashed. It also developed a rapid manufacturing process for the glass for Lightbulbs and was the Glass supplier to the Edison General Electric Company. • The company came into the limelight in modern times for an innovation made for the tech world in 2011 when it was approached by Apple to develop a particular solution. The product it developed has now become a staple in the sector. Which Product? Q21
  41. 41. What is being talked about? • The first such proposal appeared on the Adbusters website on February 2, 2011, under the title "A Million Man March on Y Z.“ • Kalle Lasn registered the XYZ.org web address on June 9. • That same month, Adbusters emailed its subscribers saying “America needs its own Tahrir.” • The slogan “We are the 99%” became strongly associated with this • Give XYZ Q22
  42. 42. X Y Z=Occupy Wall Street
  43. 43. What were the flights carrying? • The Mysore Airport at Mandakahalli was inaugurated in 2010 but left practically unused after a few initial flights. • However it was recently learnt that the central government paid a private company 1 Lakh Euros to run a series of chartered flights that would enable transport from a local facility in the city to various other important places in the country. Q23
  44. 44. Notes from the Bank Note Printing Press at Mysore
  45. 45. Who famously responded to this ad and worked at INVESTOR’S CENTER, selling pink sheet stocks?Q24
  46. 46. Jordan Belfort
  47. 47. ID X • In 2012, the world saw a hostile takeover attempt made on X’s company that involved an armed attack on the New York stock exchange and stolen fingerprints of X used to make fraudulent investments on X’s behalf in long term stock options that expired soon, rendering X bankrupt. • X was determined to foil this hostile takeover attempt in order to protect a volatile energy project of the company from falling into the wrong hands. Q25
  48. 48. Wayne Enterprises
  49. 49. ID the Company • In the following slide, you will see a screenshot from Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001 : A Space Odyssey” that was released in 1968. • The screenshot is from the initial part of the movie as Dr. Heywood is flying to a Hilton Space Station to fly from there to the moon • The movie is acclaimed for it’s realistic depiction of futuristic concepts and technology, the movie showed contemporary brands as it expected them to be in the future (as evident by the use of Hilton for the space station, another instance is IBM logo on the flight monitors and technology) • ID the then successful company that Kubrick thought would pioneer space tourism/travel Q26
  50. 50. Give Funda • A ‘Paper Town’ is a town that exists only in maps and not in real life, The term gained popularity after the release of John Green’s novel of the same name • What is the purpose of a paper town?/ Why did mapmakers putr paper towns in their maps? Q27
  51. 51. To prevent plagiarism
  52. 52. Give Funda • ‘Her’ is a 2013 Movie which is a Love Story between Theodore and Samantha (Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johannson) • What is special about their romance? Q28
  53. 53. Scarlet Johannson’s character Samantha is an AI
  54. 54. Who is the recipient of this letter thanking them for investing in Apple Computers Inc.? The owner’s Shrimp company fortune had been invested in what he thought to be a “fruit company” by his former business partner. Q29
  55. 55. Forrest Gump
  56. 56. fitb • French Connection is a UK based fashion brand that since 1991 has branded itself with the initialism _ _ _ _ • Allegedly, the idea originated when a fax was sent from the brand’s Hong Kong office to its London office with the heading “_ _ hk to _ _ _ _” Q30
  57. 57. fcuk.
  58. 58. Which Product? • Some have speculated that the name was inspired by one-syllable beer names in the United States (such as "Bud"), and the writers had found the name humorous. However, longtime animator, producer, and director David Silverman has stated that Matt Groening named the beer “____" simply for the convenient rhyme in the slogan "Can't Get Enough of that Wonderful ____". • In an excerpt from his autobiography, Guns N' Roses bassist Micheal McKagan claimed that the beer was named after him as the writers were fans of the band and he was known for his extreme alcohol consumption and was popularly called "The King of Beers". This is a claim Matt Groening has called "absurd". In response McKagan has stated that he thought it was common knowledge and uncontroversial that he was the origin of the name, and jokingly called assertions to the contrary "absurd." Q31
  59. 59. ID the video [+10 for the person]Q32
  60. 60. Me at the zoo. First video on YouTube • Person is Jawed Karim, co-founder with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen
  61. 61. ID the object The location of which object is 4,962,150* miles (7,985,808 km, 0.053 AU) from Earth? It is moving at a speed of 7,258* mi/h (11,680 km/h, 3.24 km/s) and can be considered the fastest in its class. *data accurate as of 1245 hrs IST, 6th March Q33
  62. 62. FITB • The _______ principle refers to a 1990s theory by cartoonist Scott Adams stating that companies tend to systematically promote their least-competent employees to management (generally middle management), in order to limit the amount of damage they are capable of doing. Q34
  63. 63. The Dilbert principle
  64. 64. Origin of which term? • The story goes that in 1946, when Grace Murray Hopper was released from active duty, she joined the Harvard Faculty at the Computation Laboratory where she continued her work on the Mark II and Mark III. Operators traced an error in the Mark II to a moth trapped in a relay, coining the term. This ___ was carefully removed and taped to the log book. Q35
  65. 65. Bug
  66. 66. Back to Kubrick. This is one of the small shuttles that were present in the spaceship, Kubrick called it a ___ as immortalized in the line “Open the ___ bay doors HAL” similar crafts are always referred to with the same name in SciFi. This word is the inspiration behind the naming of which iconic product?? Q36
  67. 67. iPod • At the time of the iPod's introduction, Apple was thinking of its consumer-grade products as part of a "digital hub." Freelance copywriter Vinnie Chieco had been hired to work on naming the device and was trying out associations with the word "hub“, Chieco thought of spaceships as hubs, which then led him to think about the smaller space shuttles in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey," which looked a bit like the original iPod. Once "2001" was in mind, that led to one of the movie's most famous quotes: "Open the pod bay doors, Hal.“ • With the word "pod" from the quote and Apple's "i" branding, the "iPod" name was born.
  68. 68. The Tom Swift series is a series of young adult adventure novels written by Victor Appleton first published in the early 1900’s that follows the adventures of Thomas A Swift This is the cover of Volume 10 of the series Which device gets its name directly from the subject of the title of this book, a childhood favourite of the inventor’s? Q37
  69. 69. TASER [Thomas A Smith’s Electric Rifle]
  70. 70. This is a list of all things named after or due to XY • The term "spam" in reference to bulk, unsolicited email • In 1985, a fossil of a previously unknown species of gigantic prehistoric snake from the Miocene was discovered in Riversleigh, Queensland, Australia. The Australian palaeontologist who discovered the fossil snake was a fan of XY, and he gave the snake the taxonomic name of XYoides riversleighensis in honour of the XY team • In 2006, Ben & Jerry's, known for their "celebrity flavours", introduced to the line-up "VerXY", a coffee liqueur ice cream with a chocolate cookie crumb swirl and fudge cows. The name "Minty Y" had been suggested before in 1996 in a contest to select the quintessential British ice cream flavour In 1999, in connection with the group's 30th anniversary, a beer named "Holy Grail Ale" was released by the Black Sheep Brewery in North Yorkshire. • Geneticists discovered a mutant gene which caused mutant flies to live twice as long as normal ones. They dubbed the gene "Indy," which is an acronym for the line of dialogue: "I'm not dead yet!", from the The Holy Grail. • The band Toad the Wet Sprocket took its name from the Rock Notes sketch on the comedy album, XY's Contractual Obligation Album
  71. 71. What is being talked about • It was originally designed and implemented by David Bradley, the chief engineer of the IBM PC • Bradley reportedly once said “I invented it, but Bill Gates made it famous, I win whenever he loses” • It has been compared to Spock’s Vulcan Nerve pinch • Another name used to refer to it might remind one of The Hunger Games Q39
  72. 72. Ctrl-Alt-Del
  73. 73. Which network • The name is officially an abbreviation of the phrase, "do communications over the mobile network", and is also from a compound word ______, meaning "everywhere" in Japanese. • The company is owned by NTT and is the predominant mobile network operator in Japan Q40
  74. 74. Docomo • The Japanese word dokomo means “everywhere”
  75. 75. Which company? • _______ Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, California in October 2003 by ______ _______, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White. _____ described the Android project as "tremendous potential in developing smarter mobile devices that are more aware of its owner's location and preferences". The early intentions of the company were to develop an advanced operating system for digital cameras, and this was the basis of its pitch to investors in April 2004. The company then decided that the market for cameras was not large enough for its goals, and by five months later it had diverted its efforts and was pitching _______ as a handset operating system that would rival Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile. Q41
  76. 76. Android Inc. • Andy Rubin was blanked out
  77. 77. FITB • ______ _______ is an Open Source OS based on android, part of ASOSP. • In September 2015, PC Advisor called it the most famous ROM along with CyanogenMod, and The Economic Times called it the second- largest custom Android ROM in the world with over 200,000 users. • It shares its name with an extremely famous Radiohead song, which in turn gets its name from a character in Douglas Adams’ Hitchikers Guide to The Galaxy.
  78. 78. Paranoid Android.