Summer QoTD #11

A certain special lamp is believed to hold a very famous film producer and entrepreneur’s spirit. Whenever this certain producer would visit their apartment on Main Street, California, they would turn the lamp on to signal to their employees that they were taking residence there and would be working there, and when they would leave, they would turn it off.

When the producer died in late 1960’s their employees finally turned the lamp off for good. But the next morning, they found that the lamp was turned on mysteriously. Allegedly, they tried turning the lamp off, but it would keep turning back on. Since then, the lamp has never been turned off, nor has it ever went out.

Whose spirit is it in this lamp of magic?

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Announcing the Second Summer Mini-League Winners!

And that wraps up the second Summer Mini-League! Thank you to everyone who participated enthusiastically 🙂

Sanchit (sanchit1053) dominates again, coming first by a massive lead and bagging a second Nutella jar!

The entire league leaderboard can be viewed at it’s own separate page, which can be accessed from the right column of this page. The top 5 players are displayed here. The marking scheme followed was same as that in Summer Mini-league 1.

Congratulations to everyone who featured on the leaderboard. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation in the upcoming questions and the third and final Summer Mini-League which will be held on the coming weekend.

Summer Mini-League 2, Question #5

Find the common link among the images

Send your responses as comments to this question. The faster you answer, the more points you get!

With this, the Summer Mini-League 2 comes to an end! The answer to this question will be released at 12 AM tonight in the comments, followed by the results shortly.

We will resume with QoTD tomorrow at 12 PM.

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Summer Mini-League #2, Question 4

Born in Weymouth, England (2008) to two loving parents, and died at the age of 2, X’s main claim to fame was his alleged ability to “predict” football match results. This oracle picked winners by selecting, opening, and entering a transparent plastic box with a hinged lid, in which a country’s flag is placed along with a parcel of food and the 2014 FIFA World Cup led to worldwide coverage of his activities.

With a success rate of 85.7% (12 out of 14 matches predicted correctly) and a primarily seafood diet, he lived a good life.

Identify X.

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Summer Mini-League 2, Question #3

Widely regarded among parents, teachers, and librarians as a series that instills the passion for reading, Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning, best-selling series X follows a sibling duo as they travel across the world and through time from the prehistoric lands of dinosaurs to imaginary worlds out of Mary’s head. The books were labeled sequentially with book #29(Christmas in Camelot) onwards being dedicated to more advanced readers and were called “Y’s Missions”.
Identify X and Y.

Summer Mini-League 2, Question #2

Popular as bear cat in some cultures, this animal is endemic to a country which allegedly owns every one of their species in the world. They are rented out to zoos throughout the world for as much as one million dollars per year.

Identify the animal. (Bonus for identifying the country too)

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Summer Mini-League 2 is on!

Hola!

We have been hosting the quiz, Question of The Day (QoTD) on our quizzing blog (donquizote.wordpress.com) for the past few weeks, and now that you have your juices flowing, let’s spice up the air with the second week(end) of Summer Mini-Leagues. Get competitive this weekend from the comfort of your couch and battle for THAT jar of Nutella (oh c’mon you know it’s totally worth it). The second league begins today (July 16) at 12PM.

This league will consist of 5 questions spread over the weekend. They will be published at the following timings:

12 PM, Saturday [16  July 2022]
6 PM, Saturday [16  July 2022]
12 AM, Sunday [17  July 2022]
12 PM, Sunday [17  July 2022]
6 PM, Sunday [17 July 2022]

The quicker you answer correctly, the more points you get! The points awarded for answering correctly are as follows:

First 5 mins: 20 points
Next 5 mins: 18 points
Next 10 mins : 16 points
Next 10 mins : 15 points
Next 15 mins : 14 points
Next 15 mins : 12 points
Next 30 mins: 10 points (one hour has passed)
After this, 1 point will be deducted for every 30 mins passed.

For the third question (which has a 12 hour answer duration: Sunday, 12AM to 12PM), The first hour follows the same marking scheme as the other questions. Then, 1 point will be deducted for every hour that passed.

In the case of multiple attempts, the latest attempt, if correct, shall be considered with half the points being awarded for it.

Your progress will be tracked on the Mini-League leaderboard and the winner of each Mini-League will be awarded with a revered-since-time-immemorial jar of Nutella!

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Summer Mini-League 2, Question #1

X is originally named after a real estate developer, and has worked 12 different occupations. X has a younger brother and also a few Guinness World Records to his name.

The first appearance of X to the public was with a large monkey, at a construction site, avoiding hazards and dangerous heights. X was a carpenter at this time.

X is also featured in cartoons and films, and has played both the good guy and the bad guy at times. X’s arch-nemesis is one of the most recognizable villains and has kidnapped X’s lover.

Who is X?

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Summer QoTD #10

The founder of the company was a doctor in the army of Nazi Germany during World War II. After he injured his foot in the war, he designed himself a pair of shoes with soft leather he found at the cobbler and air cushioned soles made from tyres. Later on, this leather was replaced by rubber when he began to sell these shoes.

The first of these shoes to be sold were cherry-red coloured smooth leather design—named after the day this original was made—and a variation of it is still in production today! These shoes were designed with factory workers and policemen in mind, but soon became popular with a range of subcultures, and were worn by punks and skinheads alike as an act of rebellion. By 1982, they had become so popular that they had a song featured in a British TV comedy: “The Young Ones”. The shoes have a distinctive yellow stitching along the sole.

Later on, when the company was sold, the new owners came up with a “for life” policy, in which once the shoes were purchased, they could be repaired for free at any of their stores, but the retail price of the shoe was hiked, while now the scheme has been abandoned, but the price hike is still relevant.

Identify the company.

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The second Summer Mini-League begins tomorrow! Keep a lookout for the first question at 12 PM.

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Summer QoTD #9

The parish of Whitechapel is located in the East End of London, just east of the historical center of London referred to as the “City of London”. This region was known to be a very overcrowded slum in the late 19th century, due to an influx of Irish and Jewish immigrants. Thousands of people lived a hand to mouth existence in boarding houses. Moreover, there were over 1,200 women working as prostitutes in Whitechapel.

The year 1888 saw a total of 11 murders of which 5 were accepted as being committed by the same perpetrator who went by an infamous name.

These “Canonical Five” included 2 murders that happened on the same evening, a mile apart, in a way that involved the murderer actually passing THROUGH the gathered policemen between the 2 murders. The events upset and engaged the public so much that Queen Victoria herself wrote a letter to the Prime Minister demanding action. The killer got a name once the investigative authorities received bizarre letters signed in red with the words _ _ _.

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