Thursday, March 06, 2014

Informals '14 Part 6: Fake Fundas

                                                                                       By  Sethupati K, 1st Year Mech 

1)  In 1896, a school in the city of Aarau, decided to change their grading system. Getting a ‘6’,which previously meant having a tough time in class, now meant that he/she passed with flying colors and similarly getting a ‘1’ which was supposed to denote class toppers now stood next to the class failures’ names. So naturally when anybody went through X’s report card later, he/she must have thought what a dumb guy he was in school after looking at a string of 1s.Simply identify X

2)  Years after the accident occurred, a newspaper reporter Michael Ahern accepted that he had invented the story so that it would make the copy more colorful. But the damage had already been done. The lady and her poor creature referenced in his story, were the talk of the town and were blamed for it. Being an Irish, she was subjected to hate and finally died as a heartbroken person. While Daniel ‘Peg Leg’ Sullivan was thought to be the main culprit behind the accident, the lady was finally freed of all guilt only in 1997 when a historian came to her (late)rescue. ID the lady and her supposed crime.

3)  As of today, there is no actual evidence of X wearing Y. This idea of X wearing Y, originated from a 1876 production of the Der Ring des Nibelungen opera cycle by Richard Wagner. Actually it was the costume designer Carl Emil Doopler who created Y for the characters appearing in the production and our generation would have seen it mostly in Flintstones. ID X and Y

4)  Some headlines from ____  ____ News during the 1970s and early 1980s which was a quarterly 4 page tabloid released by the organization of the same name. FITB
·         "Whole World Deceived... Except the Very Elect" (Dec. 1977)
·         "Australia Not Down Under" (May 1978)
·         "Sun Is a Light 32 Miles Across" (Dec. 1978)
·         "The Earth Has No Motion" (Jun. 1979)
·         "Nikita Krushchev Father of NASA" (Mar. 1980)
·         "Galileo Was a Liar" (Dec. 1980)
·         "Science Insults Your Intelligence" (Sep. 1980)
·         "The Earth Is Not a Ball; Gravity Does Not Exist" (Mar. 1981)

5)  A X is a passage situated below or behind a tier of seats in an amphitheatre or a stadium, through which big crowds can exit rapidly at the end of a performance. They can also be pathways for actors to enter and leave stage. But the common misconception with regards to X is that Ancient Romans built designated spaces of the same name for a relevant purpose as a part of binge eating cycle. ID X

6)  Researchers recently conducted experiments with a certain aquatic creature and debugged a popular myth. They successfully taught the creature to play fetch, push levers, do the limbo, and even play soccer. If they are fed around the same time of day, they also remember that and will anticipate the feeding leading up to that time, which implies they have a very good sense of time. They also have been shown to be able to recognize their masters and even pick their favorites (usually the one who feeds them).What popular fact was deemed nonsense as a result of these experiments?

7)  In 2003, the popular show Mythbusters busted this world known fact when they conducted the actual experiment and their verdict was, "A ____'s terminal velocity is too low for it to penetrate human skin - let alone penetrate concrete or asphalt - even when fired from a rifle from that height." pitched in by saying a _____ would gain a maximum of roughly 280ft/s and from that height(1250ft) would not cause any harm as it had less mass and would also experience tumbling. Which fact was busted?

8)  Killing X is a long process. Subjecting X to solar radiation does not have any effect as X is seen to be walking in noon in Chapter 24. Simply impaling X is not gonna result in his death instead something else also must be done to ensure he rests in peace. Who is X and what is the additional process?

9)  If equilibrioception, thermoception, proprioception, nociception and interoception are in the Infamous Five, who are the Famous Five?

10) X was pretty tall compared to the average guy from his country. He was measured to be 5’2”(in the French scale) which would be 5’7” or 170cm in Imperial scale. But people took his height as 5’2” in Imperial scale and thought he was a short guy and given the fact that he was always surrounded by the tall Imperial Guards his height was lost in translation forever. Whom are we talking about?

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