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The Riddler

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• +5 for each correct answer
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Tick Tock Tick Tock
• Clockwise Round
• Infinite Bounce
• +10 for a right answer
• X is an electrical weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by
a coronal discharge originating from a grounded object in an atmospheric
electric field (such as those generated by thunderstorms or thunderstorms
created by a volcanic explosion). X is a bright blue or violet glow, appearing like
fire in some circumstances, from tall, sharply pointed structures such as
lightning rods, masts, spires and chimneys, and on aircraft wings.
• X is named after St. Erasmus of Formiae, the patron saint of sailors. The
phenomenon sometimes appeared on ships at sea during thunderstorms, and
was regarded by sailors with religious awe, accounting for the name. x?
St.Elmo’s fire
• Oscar Niemeyer (born December 15, 1907) is a
Brazilian architect and designer who is
considered one of the most important names in
international modern architecture. For 2 years
now, he and the Brazilian chemical company
Braskem have worked in association with The
Brazilian GP at Interlagos, promoting Go Green
projects. This year, their work came under
criticism for its displeasing appearance.
What exactly did he and this company churn out?
• While Oscar designed
it,Braskem worked from
an on-site laboratory
,over the three-days,to
will collect blue caps
from disposable drinks
bottles.The caps were
ground and melted and
then pressed into blocks
and cut into shape to
form the blue plastic
trophy that was awarded
to the winners.
• X have adopted a custom logo known as
Y, as well as a wordmark which has
appeared on the vast majority of their
promotional material and on the front
cover of almost every studio album. Y is
derived from Mary Queen of Scots' mark
(shown on the right), which was re-
worked by a band member for use on
the album artwork for When Dream and
Day Unite. It consists of a capital Phi, a
capital Mu, and a capital Alpha. Give me
X and Y.
• X = Dream Theater
• Y= The Majesty
• Copacabana – the nightclub in New
• Barry Manilow- sang Copacabana about
this club.
• Copacabana, the 1947 movie
starring Groucho Marx and Carmen
• The famous 4km Copacabana beach in
Rio de Janeiro.
• At the age of 20,this guy was a ball
spotter at the 1980 U.S. Open.
• Now this actor has done voiceover work
on animated television series, including
the superhero "The Atom" and also on
several episodes of Justice League
Unlimited! He is a famous TV personality
who in most of his episodes pays tribute
to Redford's character in The sting by
touching his nose frequently!
John McGinley
• _______ depicts parts of American society and culture of the
1960s,highlighting cigarette smoking, drinking, sexism, adultery,
homophobia,antisemitism, racism and a complete lack of concern
for the environment as examples of how that era was so much
different from the present.Smoking, far more common in the United
States of the 1960s than it is now, is featured throughout the
series; many characters can be seen smoking several times in the
course of an episode. _______ has received highly positive critical
response since its premiere. Viewership for the premiere at 10 p.m.
on July 19, 2007, was higher than any other AMC original series to
date.Characters in _______also see stirrings of change in the ad
industry itself, with the Volkswagen Beetle's "Think Small" ad
campaign mentioned.The children's television show Sesame Street
ran a parody of "______," a child-friendly skit that lasts 2 minutes
and 15 seconds, sometime in late 2009. ID the show!
• Madmen
• X was a followed of Frederick Taylor who
is considered the Father of Scientific
Management. X developed the idea of
rating an employee publicly. Every
worker's progress was recorded on
individual bar charts inked in black on
days he/she completed the standard and
red on the day he/she fell below.
• What is X or the system he devised ?
• Gantt Charts
• This practice is considered a pseudoscience and
takes its name from cheir meaning hand and
manteia.It can trace its roots back to India.he
Hindu sage Valmiki is thought to have written a
book, comprising 567 stanzas on the subject.
From India, this spread to China, Tibet, Egypt,
Persia and to other countries in Europe most
notably Greece where Anaxagoras practiced it.
What practice?
• Chiromancy - Palmistry
• 5 Sets
• +25,+20,+15,+10,+5
• -1/2 throughout.
• No negatives on the last set
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Tick Tock Tick Tock
• Known for his rather unconventional attire
throughout the early part of his career, he was
encouraged by his sponsors to switch over to
more conventional clothing to suit his status
at the top of the field as he grew.He has had
mixed fortune since his switch, and this
caused his hardcore fans to make a call for
him to revert to his traditional attire. Who he?
• Elena Bodnar, who lives in Chicago, got her
start as a scientist in Ukraine, when she
witnessed the devastating effects of the
Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in 1986.At
the ceremony, Bodnar demonstrated her
invention, which she said could have
prevented people from breathing in Iodine-
131 in the wake of Chernobyl.Given is a pic
of her invention. What invention? what's its
claim to fame?
• Gas-mask bra. Won the Public Health
Ig-Nobel this year
• In 1952,Levegh had driven 23 straight hours of the race
and was leading.He failed to win only because of a missed
shift, resulting in engine failure, in the final hour of the
race.In the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans,at approximately
6:25pm local time Levegh hit a car in front which launched
his car into the stands,thus killing him and 86 other
spectators.This came to be known as the 1955 Le Mans
disaster.This disaster implicated certain practices and thus
brought about a change in the rules of this sport. What?
Changing of drivers during the course of the race was
made mandatory
• The original jersey colour was pink, which was quickly
abandoned for thin black-and-white vertical stripes.
The legend has it that in 1906 X played another team
that used these colors, to decide who would get to
keep them. X lost, and decided to adopt the colors of
the flag of the first boat to subsequently sail into the
port which was the 4146 ton Swedish freighter
Drottning Sophia, sailing from Copenhagen and the
rest,as they say is history. Id X

Trivia:These three countries are given
a collective name due to their
proximity to a water- body.What
collective name? Else id the three
• Baltic States
• This toy was invented in the late 1950s by French electrician
André Cassagnes. Cassagnes originally called it Telecran ("tele-
screen"), on account of its resemblance to a television screen.
After a complex series of negotiations, The Ohio Art Company
launched the toy in the United States in time for the 1960
holiday season with the name "_______". The inside surface of
the glass screen is coated with aluminum powder which is then
scraped off by a movable stylus, leaving a dark line on the light
gray screen. The stylus is controlled by the two large knobs,
one of which moves it vertically and the other horizontally. To
erase the picture, the artist turns the toy upside down and
shakes it. What toy?
• Etch-A-Sketch

The construction of A in 1987 caused a lot of annoyance to citizens, while the
Construction of B in 2007 brought back the smiles on their faces. Put funda
• A- One Liberty Place
• B- Comcast Centre

Curse of William Penn
• This video is a simple interaction
between the brothers. The video
shows the elder brother as he goes
from being cheery and playful, to
getting hurt. He starts screaming in
pain and eventually ends up laughing
the whole incident off. All this while
the younger brother remians blisfully
unaware of his actions. What video?
• Charlie Bit Me
!(Tick Tock Tick Tock)
• Anti-Clockwise
• Put Funda
• The Pink Panther
• A Shot in the dark
• Inspector Closeau
• The Return of the Pink Panther
• The Pink Panther strikes again
• Revenge of the Pink Panther
• Trail of the Pink Panther
• Curse of the Pink Panther
• Son of the Pink Panther
• The Pink Panther
• The Pink Panther 2
• Brynhildr is a shieldmaiden and a valkyrie in Norse
mythology, where she appears as a main character in the
Völsunga saga and some Eddic poems treating the same
events. Under the name Brünnhilde she appears in the
Nibelungenlied and thus even in Richard Wagner's opera
cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen .Brynhildr is probably
inspired by the Visigothic princess Brunhilda of Austrasia,
who married Merovingian king Sigebert I in 567. The
history of Brynhildr includes fratricide, a long battle
between brothers, and dealings with the Huns. This apart,
she is commonly associated with sport. Put Funda (Put
It ain’t over till the fat lady
• Despite his obvious allegiance to the Red
Raiders, Texas Tech sports information
director Ralph Carpenter was the picture of
professional objectivity when
the Aggies rallied for a 72-72 tie late in
the SWC tournament finals. "Hey, Ralph,"
said Bill Morgan, "this... is going to be a tight
one after all." "Right," said Ralph. "The opera
ain’t over until the fat lady sings."
• Connect – Put full funda
• Stadia of Light
• ranked the _________ at number two on
their Top 50 Video Game Weapons of All Time
list. "X-Play ranked it number one on their Top 10
Badass Weapons list, stating that while "not as
fancy as the gravity gun", it was the first weapon
that "really made us swoon.Some debate has
gone on as to what the name actually is,one
accepted name given is "BioForce Gun".
However the more popular name is _____________.
What weapon?
• Y is a fictionalized retelling of real people X met
during his days as a singer in Los Angeles, after
the failure of his first album, Cold Spring Harbor.
At the time, X was trying to get out of a bad deal
with the record company Family Productions, so,
he was "hiding out" at the bar, performing under
a false name while Columbia Records tried to get
him out of the deal.Y shot X to such fame that Y
stuck on as X's nickname. Gimme both X and Y
• ________1__________ is a phrase most commonly
associated with the Physicist X who won the Nobel
sometime in the 60's. _____________2_____ is
commonly associated with a tempermental tennis
legend from the 80's. Now 1 and 2 essentially
mean the same thing and they are also the names
of the autobiographies of X and Y respectively.
Gimme all 4 variables.
Principles for what?
• Letters should be typed by alternating between hands.
• For maximum speed and efficiency, the most common letters and
digraphs should be the easiest to type. This means that they
should be on the home row, which is where the fingers rest, and
under the strongest fingers.
• The least common letters should be on the bottom row, which is the
hardest row to reach.
• The right hand should do more of the typing, because most people
are right-handed.
• Digraphs should not be typed with adjacent fingers.
• Stroking should generally move from the edges of the board to the
middle. An observation of this principle is that, for many people,
when tapping fingers on a table, it is easier going from little finger
to index than vice versa.
• Connect
Stage 2
• Written round – 6 questions
• 5 points per right answer
• 3 stages
• +15/-7
• +10/-5
• +5/0
Set 1
In some reckonings, X is the greatest of the
Seven Sages or Saptarshis. X is also the Indian
astronomical name of the star of Canopus, is
said to be the 'cleanser of waters', since its
rising coincides with the calming of the waters
of the Indian Ocean. Another reference is in
the Mahabharata in Sauptikaparva as the
teacher of Guru Drona, who gave Drona, the
greatest of weapons, Brahmastra.
What is being depicted?
Set 2
• ________ Magazine is an American magazine specializing in
the game of poker. Separate editions are also published for
Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Australasia.The
American edition began as a bimonthly in October 2004
and went monthly in August 2005.In December 2006,
_________ Magazine purchased, an online
tournament database. The site has since been integrated
into the _________ Magazine web site. What is ____?
• This was a successful language rights
agitation in the 1980s that fought for
the first language status of the
Kannada language in the state of
Karnataka, India.It recommended
giving primacy to Kannada in State
schools. Actor Dr Rajkumar led the
campaign.What campaign/who was it
named after?
Set 3.
This word can mean a monastery
under the supervision of an abbot or a
convent under the supervision of an
abbess.It can also mean the group of
buildings comprising such a
monastery or convent or event the
church of such a monastery or
• _______ is a form of trot or run at a slow or leisurely
pace. The main intention is to increase fitness with less
stress on the body than from faster running.The
definition of a __________ as compared with running is
not standard. Dr. George Sheehan, a running expert, is
quoted to have said "the difference between a
_________ and a runner is an entry blank".Others are
usually more specific, defining a __________ as running
slower than 6 mph (10 minute per mile pace, 10 km/h,
6 min/km)
1. Agastya
2. Ocean of Milk being churned
3. Bluff Magazine
4. V.K.Gokak
5. Abbey
6. Jog
• Waterfalls
1.Agasthiar Falls
2.Doodh Sagar
3.Bluff (aka Shivanasamudra)
4.Gokak Falls
5.Abbey Falls
6.Jog Falls
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