Summer 2019 QoTD #39

Identify this person.

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Summer 2019 QoTD #38 (Tech)

Watchmen is an American comic-book series published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987. The series was created due to a collaboration consisting of writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colourist John Higgins.

This comic inspired the creation of what in the world of tech?


Summer 2019 QoTD #37 (Ent)

One of the most popular and widely believed urban legends of the Hollywood is that – Walt Disney, the pioneer of the American animation industry, is cryogenically preserved so that he could be brought back to life once the science had been developed. Other variations of this legend say that it was only his head that was preserved and that he is currently ‘stored’ under Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

While this may or may not be true, Walt Disney Animation Studio did something in 2013 which has led to another amazing conspiracy theory. It speculates that Disney Studio did this specifically so as to overshadow the Google search results related to the rumors about Walt Disney’s cryogenic preservation.

What did they do?

Summer 2019 QoTD#34 (Etymology)

Members of the genus Malus are known to reduce the risk of colon, prostrate and lung cancers. They contain ursolic acid which increases skeletal muscle and brown fat, and decreases white fat, obesity, glucose intolerance and fatty liver disease. A rich source of dietary fibre and Vitamin C, they can prevent oxidative damage and cognitive decline by increasing the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Tribute was first paid to these facts which appeared in print for the first time in Feb 1866 edition of Notes and Queries magazine.

What was this tribute?

Summer 2019 QoTD #33 (Ent)

This catchphrase describes a certain fictional character – X’s preference for the preparation of his Ys. A theory behind why X has such a preference is that —

While preparing a Y in this way, more ice melts than in the preparation by the other method. This dilutes the contents of Y and thus helps X stay more sober and alert, which is quite important given the type of profession he was in. Also, a Y prepared in this way has more antioxidants than the one prepared by the other method.

Y has been deemed as “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” and “the elixir of quietude”.

Id the catchphrase and Y.