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Yet Another Quiz III
@8eardcules & @G0dfatherGopal
• QM is God, Shesha is Godfather
• All Dries, Bounce Pounce with infinite Bounce
• Deepfakes are fake videos of celebrities created by deeplearning
algorithms that are almost impossible to id as fake.
• The algorithms analyse thousands of pictures of celebrities and use
them to seamlessly produce motion in videos.
• However, due to an inherent bias in the data they are fed, deepfakes
have one flaw using which the common viewer can easily peg them as
• What is the flaw/ how to ID deepfakes?
People In deepfakes don’t blink
• The algorithms are fed with celebrity photos, and even for those
celebs who are hounded by paparazzi, there are very few pictures of
them with their eyes closed.
Explain the reference
• Studio 60 on the sunset strip is a little known TV show, a brainchild of
Aaron Sorkin starring Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford
• In the show, Matthew Perry enters a Bidding competition to go to an award
show with his ex-girlfriend (Harriet Hayes), and competes in bidding with a
person username LukeS5858
• Matthew Perry’s character thinks that this person is Luke Scott, the person
who is currently going out with Harriet since “58” was the title of Luke
Scott’s first movie
• However, the username belonged to someone else, who chose it as a pop
culture reference. It has two references to the same franchise
• ID Both.
• Luke Skywalker
• 5858 Lucas Valley Rd is Skywalker Ranch
What was being kept fresh?
• A young journalist from Spain, Micheal Praterniti was hired to drive a
94 year old Pathologist Mr.Harvey across America
• The journey inspired the critically acclaimed Travelogue “Driving Mr.
• What were they carrying with them in a Tupperware Box?
• In 2005 a filming crew arrived in Glod (meaning dirt) a dirt poor
village in Romania
• The setting was supposed to be a stand in for another country Y
• The filmers persuaded the locals of Glod to play small parts in the
productions, and the locals agreed, thinking it would go a long way in
drawing light to their poor living conditions
• When they realized that the production depicted a fictional story in Y
and drew no attention to their town , they were furious and initiated
a legal battle .
• Just ID Y
• It was noticed that a significant number of Bible Belt constituencies
voted Democratic in the 2008 US elections.
• This is surprising since these regions consist of mainly “Values Voters”,
from a strong Christian background that normally vote Republican.
• However it makes sense when you realize that these were all major
cotton growing areas a century back
• Higher Black Population who all voted for Obama
• It was very Fashionable in the early 19th century for men and women
to oil their hair with “Macassar Oil”, something of Indonesian origin.
• This became so popular and widespread that something invented
during that era was called an “antimacassar”
• What is an antimacassar, which is something that is still in widespread
ID who wrote it
ID Who it was written For
ID who made it well known in Pop Culture
_ ________, __ ________ our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck __ ________ lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
• O captain My captain
• Walt Whitman
• Robin Williams
• ____ was discovered in Africa in 1974 by paleoanthropologist Donald
Johnson of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
• ____ was named so after a Beatles song that was played loudly and
repeatedly in the excavation camp the night after the discovery
• ____’s discovery upended our understanding of bipedalism and
rewrote a major part of our understanding of human evolution
• When Jerry Yang and David Filo started this company, they noted that
the name they chose had already been trademarked by EBSCO
industries for a line of Barbecue Products and by Old Town Canoe Co.
for human propelled watercraft.
• Therefore, they added a punctuator to the name and then
• ID the company
• X was portrayed by Friends star David Schwimmer in a critically
acclaimed and multiple Emmy award winning series in 2016. He is
best known around the world for his involvement in what was known
as the “Trial of the Century”, and also for his famous albeit
controversial surname, which is associated with the world of
• ID the person X.
• The picture shown in the next slide is a machine used to manufacture
what can be best described as a flat bottomed tear-drop.
• It is common knowledge that the product that it manufactures got its
name from the machine itself. Just give me the name of the product.
• Charles X was a Virginia planter, politician and American revolutionary
who headed an irregular court in Virginia to punish Loyalist
supporters of the British without a fair trial during the American
Revolutionary War. “X's Law", referring to organized but
unauthorized punishment of criminals became a common phrase as
it was used by Charles to describe his actions. Hence the term is
believed to have originated from this. Identify the common English
• X is a traditional Spanish tune that was composed as the intro to a
song called “Pepe El Trompeta”. Traditionally played on a wind
instrument like a saxophone or a trumpet, it is called a “paso-double”
or double-pass in Spain.
• It is most commonly used in Spanish bullfighting and is used to signify
movement or drama.
• However, in India, this tune is known for a different reason with
regards to a different sport.
• ID the tune.
• “It was top of recall. There was nothing jingoistic about it. You've got this
huge coastline, the lovely blue ocean on three sides. Then there are the dry
plateaus, forests, river plains, golden sands of the desert. The majestic
Himalayas looked purple because sunlight cannot get into the valleys. Then
there were snow capped mountains. We've got everything.”
• When X was asked the reason for his choice of words on this occasion,
witnessed by an entire nation as a hazy live feed, that is now etched into
the annals of Indian history, this is what he said.
• Just tell me what this event was.
• Rakesh Sharma, when asked by Indira Gandhi how india looks from
space, replied “Saare Jahaan se achcha”
• The chemistry is very simple, Sulfur acts as the accelerant and anthracene,
which is rich in carbon and hydrogen but poor in oxygen, acts as the fuel.
When set ablaze, the abundance of carbon atoms come in contact with
oxygen forming soot giving the characteristic dark black smoke.
• Quite on the contrary, lactose is used a fuel in another case with potassium
perchlorate as an oxidant. Pine tree resins are added possibly to impart a
denser color. Lactose being richer in oxygen gives a much clearer and
• Just tell me what in the world of religion do these science facts explain.
• Shown in the next slide is the origins of Bane in the DC Universe. This
scene is strikingly similar to the opening sequence of a popular
comedy from our childhood.
• ID the show.
• The author of the book X originally titled it “_______ Dozen: The
Autobiography of Y”, Y being the name of the titular character.
• X became an immensely popular albeit controversial phenomenon all
over the world in 2017 and enjoys a high level of hype even today due
to its raw portrayal of serious issues.
• ID X and Y.
• Renkō-ji (蓮光寺 Renkōji) is a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan. The
small, well-preserved temple was established in 1594 inspired by the
God of Wealth and Happiness.
• However, it is more famous for being the purported location of the
ashes of X
• X died in Taihoku Army Camp on August 18th, 1945 and his remains
post cremation were sent to this temple where they have since been
What is LD50
• In toxicology, every substance has an LD5- value, some examples are
• Cocaine = 95.1 mg/kg
• Vitamin A = 2570 mg/kg
• Nerve Gas = 0.0154 mg/kg
Doze required to kill 50% of the test
• The median Lethal Doze
• In the 1600s, every imperial power was in a race to obtain spices. For
this,everybody wanted to go to the spice islands. The dutch had
control over the bandanese islands near indonesia which were
famous for nutmeg. However, the british mananged to capture
another small bandanese island(the island of run). After
unsuccessfully trying to capture it for a long time, finally, the dutch
traded the island of run for another island X.
What’s the “good” word?
• The name itself, comes from Greek where it means burnt offering.
The Century Dictionary defined it in 1904 as "a sacrifice or offering
entirely consumed by fire, in use among the Y and some pagan
nations". What historical incident am I talking about?
• Sven Sachsalber is an Italian artist who recently performed "Art" at
the Paris Gallery. According to the artist, this is an exercise in
literalism , i.e, turning an everyday expression for tedium or
frustration into art. He spent over 24 hours in 2 days performing this.
• Enoteca Maria is an Italian restaurant in New York. Some of it's menu
is fixed : Italian. The other part is a rotating menu. There is a rather
special thing they do in this rotation. I'm sure everybody here would
agree that the standard of the thing they do would be the best but
that feeling might be from nostalgia too.
• There is a statue of George Washington in Trafalgar square. He had
once sworn that he would never stand on land owned by the British
again. The story goes that the makers did something here. What?
• Allen Ginsberg, Annie Lennox, George Harrison and Boy George have
all been associated with which movement that started in New York
City in 1966 and has more than 500 branches worldwide?( We too
have a branch nearby)
• Sweden has recently started a very innovative way of publicizing road
safety. Of course, they do penalize speed limit breakers. What else
have they done to incentivize driving below the speed limit?
• They have a lottery for people who drive below the speed limit.
Lottery money comes overspeeding fines
• Even if you are not interested in population growth studies, why
would you have probably seen a map depicting the increase in urban
habitation in India from 1992 to 2003?
This image was circulated on social media as
“India on Diwali Night”
• From the 1920s to 1947 it was the Shaftesbury Children’s home.
From 1947 to 1969 it was Goldings School. Since then there have
been a variety of schools from the London boroughs of Merton,
Sutton and Kingston. What service do the students of these schools
provide in England and the world of sports in the summer?
The students are ball boys and girls at
ID X and explain
• Employees come in 2 kinds X and non X. The first kind keep taking
breaks at regular intervals. So, with this in mind, what did the
Japanese company Piala inc.,do?
Smokers and non smokers.
• After calculations, non smokers get an extra of 6 days off in a year.
• The first store was opened in San Francisco in October of 1969. The
first products that they sold were records and jeans. The name came
from a two-word term explaining the gulf between the parents and
children of the 60’s. Which popular brand am I talking about?
• What did a British newspaper commission its employee artist Victor
Lardent and typographer Stanley Morison to develop in the early
1930s after Morison criticised the printing quality of the newspaper?
note, it's name comes from the name of the newspaper.
Give the Name Funda
• Which famous band in 1994 released the album "when hell freezes
over" and why was that it's name?
• When asked when they would rejoin for an album, one of the band
members said "when hell freezes over". They rejoined and made an
• This company was founded in 1923 under the name “Ideal”. Its core
business was the manufacturing of a specific type of audio
equipment. If the products came through their rigorous quality tests,
the company would mark them with a dot. In 1938, the quality
symbol became a trademark and the company name. Which company
• A series of concerts lectures and recitals was started in 1914 in a
small British town by composer Rutland Boughton. While these
festivities stopped in 1926, another festival was born in the same
location in 1970, and is one of the biggest in the world. Name the