Oct 9, 2011

1Z Quiz - Answers and Results

45 people entered the 1Z Day contest. First, the answers:

1. Anant Pai, who created the Amar Chitra Katha series of books (he passed away in 2011).
2. Hermann Kallenbach, a close friend of M.K.Gandhi (seated to the left), and subject of a controversy arising out of a book on the life of Gandhi this year.
3. Aron Ralston, whose harrowing exploits while canyoneering resulted in the self-amputation of his arm and inspired the film "127 Hours".
4. The Big Mac Index, which also included India this time.
5. South Sudan, the youngest nation on the planet.
6. Wael Ghonim, the Egyptian Google employee who became a visible face of the protests in that country.
7. Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie.
8. Wenlock and Mandeville, the mascots for the 2012 London Olympics.
9. K. Balachander, the latest recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
10. Benoit Mandelbrot, the famous French mathematician (the figure in the background is called the Mandelbrot Set).

And now for the results. 19 people turned in all-correct entries; after this tally, we added one more first prize in response. So the two winners (randomly chosen from the 19) are Swathi Rishi and Abhimanyu Sanghi, who win Rs. 200/- vouchers each. Congratulations to them (their Flipkart voucher prizes will be sent via email in a day).

The other prize was a random pick among everyone who got at least 3 answers right. This prize goes to Kunal Naik. He wins a Rs. 100/- voucher.

Thanks to everybody who participated - hopefully, we'll be running more such contests in the days to come.


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