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#1 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » Today 22:19:08

Hi bobbym,

#704. Name the medical term / phrase : A form of congenital heart disease whereby there is a complete absence of the tricuspid valve. Therefore, there is an absence of right atrioventricular connection. This leads to a hypoplastic (undersized) or absent right ventricle. This defect is contracted during prenatal development, when the heart does not finish developing. It causes the heart to be unable to properly oxygenate the rest of the blood in the body. Because of this, the body does not have enough oxygen to live, so other defects must occur to maintain blood flow.

#2 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » English language puzzles » Today 21:57:48

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #1862 is correct! Good work!

#1863. What does the adjective tumid mean?

#1864. What does the noun tumult mean?

#3 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Today 21:38:13

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5550 (Eugene O'Neill) is correct! Neat work!

#5552. Name the English novelist and dramatist (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones. Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate.

#5553.  (August 30, 1901 – May 29, 1970) Name the American journalist and author whose success came primarily through a series of popular sociopolitical works known as the "Inside" books (1936–1972), including the best-selling Inside U.S.A. in 1947. He is best known today for the memoir Death Be Not Proud about the death of his teenage son, from a brain tumor. (He is also known for Alexander the Great, biography - (1953)).

#4 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Today 20:51:42

Hi bobbym,

The solution #2420 is correct! Good work!

#2421. Find the ratio in which the line segment joining the points A (3,-3) and B (-2,7) is divided by x-axis. Also find the coordinates of the point of division.

#5 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » English language puzzles » Today 15:50:19

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #1860 is correct! Good work!

#1861. What does the adjective trumpery mean?

#1862. What does the noun truncheon mean?

#6 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » Today 15:27:18

Hi bobbym,

#703. Name the medical term / phrase : (Also known as nosebleed) It is the relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage from the nose, usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostrils. There are two types: anterior (the most common), and posterior (less common, more likely to require medical attention). Sometimes in more severe cases, the blood can come up the nasolacrimal duct and out from the eye. Fresh blood and clotted blood can also flow down into the stomach and cause nausea and vomiting.

#7 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Today 15:15:05

hi bobbym,

The solution #2419 (all parts) are correct! Neat work!

#2420. A motor boat whose speed in still water is 18 kilometers per hour, takes 1 hour more to go 24 kilometers upstream than to return downstream to the same spot. Find the speed of the stream. (in kilometers per hour).

#8 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Today 14:58:24

Hi bobbym,

The solution #5456 is perfect! Good work!

#5457. If the total surface area of a solid hemisphere is 462 square centimeters, find its volume.


#9 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Today 14:46:07

Hi bobbym,

The Answers :


#5550. Name the American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953). His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The drama Long Day's Journey Into Night is often numbered on the short list of being among the finest American plays in the 20th century alongside A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman.

#5551. Name the leading English art critic of the Victorian era (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900), also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. Notable works : Modern Painters 5 vols. (1843–60), The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849), The Stones of Venice 3 vols. (1851–53), Unto This Last (1860, 1862), Fors Clavigera (1871–84), Praeterita 3 vols. (1885–89).

#10 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » Yesterday 21:50:21

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #701 (Linitis plastica) is correct! Excellent!

#702. Name the medical term / phrase : A medical device which uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contracting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart.

#11 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 21:37:33

Hi bobbym,

Homage to Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam : (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

May His Soul Rest In Peace.

The solution #2418 is perfect! Neat work!

#2419. Five cards - the ten, jack, queen, king, and ace of diamonds, are well shuffled with their faces downwards. One card is then picked at random.
(a) What is the probability that the drawn card is the queen?
(ib) If the queen is drawn and set aside and a second card is drawn, find the probability that the second card is (i) an ace (ii) a queen.

#12 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » English language puzzles » Yesterday 20:11:58

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #1858 is correct! Good work!

#1859. What does the adjetive truculent mean?

#1860. What does the verb (used with object) trudge mean?

#13 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Yesterday 19:34:56

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5547 (Hennig Brand) is correct! Illustrious!

#5548. Name the English chemist (16 August 1863 – 1 May 1949). He undertook much of the pioneering work into the development of silicon polymers (silicones) at Nottingham. He pioneered the study of the organic compounds of silicon (organosilicon) and coined the term silicone.  His research formed the basis for the worldwide development of the synthetic rubber and silicone-based lubricant industries.

#5549. Name the English inventor who patented the first typewriter in 1714 (c. 1683–1771). He worked as a waterworks engineer for the New River Company, and submitted two patents during his lifetime. One was for a coach spring, while the other was for a "Machine for Transcribing Letters". The machine that he invented appears, from the patent, to have been similar to a typewriter, but nothing further is known.
In 1706 he obtained a patent (No. 376) for an improvement in carriage springs, and also in 1714 another patent (No. 395) for an apparatus "for impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, so neat and exact as not to be distinguished from print, very useful in settlements and public records". The patent contains no description of the apparatus, but it has been regarded as the first proposal for a typewriter.

#14 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Yesterday 18:56:53

Hi bobbym,

The two solutions of #5455 are perfect!  Splendid!

#5456. The angle of elevation of an airplane from a point on the ground is 60 degrees. After a flight of 30 seconds, the angle of elevation becomes 30 degrees. If the airplane is flying at a constant height of

meters, find the speed of the airplane.

#15 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 18:42:35

Hi bobbym,

The two solutions of #2417 are correct! Remarkable!

#2418. Find the point P on the y-axis which is equidistant from the points A (4,8) and B (-6,6). Also, find the distance AP.

#16 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » Yesterday 16:16:04

Hi bobbym,

#701. Name the medical term / phrase : (Also known as Brinton's disease or leather bottle stomach) : It is a morphological variant of diffuse (or infiltrating) stomach cancer. Causes of it could be lye ingestion or metastatic infiltration of the stomach, particularly breast and lung carcinoma. It is not associated with H. pylori infection or chronic gastritis. The risk factors are undefined, except for rare inherited mutations in E-cadherin, which are found in about 50% of diffuse-type gastric carcinomas. This cancer (and most other stomach cancers) is more common in Asian countries, particularly Japan.

#17 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » English language puzzles » Yesterday 16:02:51

Hi bobbym,

Both the Answers, #1855 and #1856, are correct. Brilliant!

#1857. What does the noun trousseau mean?

#1858. What does the noun truant mean?

#18 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Yesterday 15:46:24

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5544 (Biliary colic) s correct! Marvelous!

#5546.  Name the balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute (31 January 1769 – 18 August 1823). He was appointed Official Aeronaut of France.

#5547. Name the merchant and alchemist in Hamburg, Germany  (c. 1630 – c.1692 or c. 1710). He discovered phosphorus around 1669.

#19 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 15:20:59

Hi bobbym,

#2417.  Solve :


#20 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Yesterday 14:35:49

Hi bobbym,

The solution(s) #5454 is/are correct! Excellent!

#5455. Find the value of 'p' for which the following quadratic equation

has equal roots.

#21 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2015-07-24 18:31:51

Hi bobbym,

The Answers : #5542 - Albert Harry Goldman and #5543 -  Henning Holck-Larsen.

#5544. Name the term used to describe a type of pain related to the gallbladder that occurs when a gallstone transiently obstructs the cystic duct and the gallbladder contracts. 

#5545. Name the term biology : More commonly known as self-digestion, it refers to the destruction of a cell through the action of its own enzymes. It may also refer to the digestion of an enzyme by another molecule of the same enzyme.

#22 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » English language puzzles » 2015-07-24 18:00:47

Hi bobbym,

Both the Answers, #1853 and #1854, are correct! Excellent!

#1855. What does the noun tribulation mean?

#1856. What does the adjective trite mean?

#23 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2015-07-24 17:22:30

Hi bobbym,

Good work, bobbym (#5540)!

#5542. Name the American professor and author  (April 15, 1927 – March 28, 1994).  He wrote about the culture and personalities of the American music industry both in books and as a contributor to magazines. He is best known for his bestselling book on Lenny Bruce and his controversial biographies of Elvis Presley and John Lennon.

#5543. Name the Dane  (July 4, 1907 Frederiksberg, Denmark — July 27, 2003 Mumbai) who co-founded the Indian engineering firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T). He was educated at the University of Copenhagen (and what is now the Technical University of Denmark). He came to India in 1937 as a chemical engineer working for F. L. Smidth & Co. of Copenhagen. Partnering with his former schoolmate and fellow employee Søren Kristian Toubro, he set up Larsen & Toubro in 1938. The idea of L&T was conceived during a holiday in Matheran, a hill station near Bombay. He was a risk-taker while Toubro was more conservative. Larsen and Toubro saw opportunities in India at time, when few Europeans had realised the country's potential for industrial growth.

#24 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2015-07-24 15:19:51

Hi bobbym,

#2416. The sum of the first seven terms of an Arithmetic Progression is 182. If its 4th and 17th terms are in the ratio 1:5, find the first four terms.

#25 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2015-07-24 14:08:35

Hi bobbym,

#2415. If A (-3,5), B (-2,-7), C (1,-8), and D (6,3) are the vertices of a quadrilateral ABCD, find its area.

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