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#4226 2014-07-06 00:12:21

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4227 2014-07-06 00:41:29

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5205 is is partially correct; The Answer #5206 is perfect. Marvelous, bobbym!

#5207. Name the  American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals; he also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, he took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games.

#5208.Name the Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eight-time World champion.


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#4228 2014-07-06 00:47:40

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4229 2014-07-06 12:28:02

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Hi bobbym,

#5209. Name the  international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. It is notably sponsored by agricultural biotechnology companies.

#5210. Name the prestigious award that recognises outstanding achievements in water related activities.


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#4230 2014-07-06 21:03:36

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4231 2014-07-07 00:49:27

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5209 is correct. Excellent, bobbym!

#5211. Name the prestigious award which was inaugurated in 1998 which had Michael Harbottle, founder of Generals for Peace as the first recipient.
The next four recipients :
1999 : Nicholas Gillett, a lifelong peace educator.
2000 :  Adam Curle, first Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University.
2001 :  Jubilee 2000 founders Martin Dent and William Peters.
2002 : Denis Halliday (2003), former UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Iraq.

#5212.  Name the international award presented by the Government of India; It was established in 1965 and is administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to people "for their outstanding contribution to the promotion of international understanding, goodwill and friendship among people of the world".
The first five recipients :
1965 : U Thant :    Burma
1966    : Martin Luther King Jr. (posthumous) : United States
1967 : Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan : Pakistan
1968    : Yehudi Menuhin : United States
1969    : Mother Teresa : India.


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#4232 2014-07-07 04:02:05

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4233 2014-07-07 10:30:56

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Hi bobbym,

#5213. People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. India is the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people. Which nation is in the third place in terms of population?

#5214. Which nation is in the fourth place in terms of population?


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#4234 2014-07-07 10:41:43

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"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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#4235 2014-07-07 10:54:02

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4236 2014-07-07 14:54:37

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Hi Maburo and bobbym,

The Answer #5213 is correct. Good work, Maburo and bobbym!

#5215. Name the American inventor, businessman, and chemist  (December 6, 1863 – December 27, 1914); he is best known for his invention in 1886 of an inexpensive method for producing aluminium, which became the first metal to attain widespread use since the prehistoric discovery of iron.

#5216. Name the English physician (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657); he was the first to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart, though earlier writers had provided precursors of the theory.


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#4237 2014-07-07 21:49:07

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4238 2014-07-08 01:45:19

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Re: General Quiz



"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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#4239 2014-07-08 02:51:48

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Hi bobbym and Maburo,

The Answer #5215 and #5216 are correct. Marvelous, bobbym!

The Answer #5215 is correct. Neat work, Maburo!

#5217. Name the  German-Canadian pioneering physicist and physical chemist  (December 25, 1904 – March 3, 1999), who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1971, "for his contributions to the knowledge of electronic structure and geometry of molecules, particularly free radicals". His main work concerned atomic and molecular spectroscopy. He is well known for using these techniques that determine the structures of diatomic and polyatomic molecules, including free radicals which are difficult to investigate in any other way, and for the chemical analysis of astronomical objects.

#5218.  Name the Welsh theoretical physicist and professor emeritus of physics at the University of Cambridge (born 4 January 1940). Best known for his pioneering work on superconductivity and quantum tunnelling, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973. He shared the prize with physicists Leo Esaki and Ivar Giaever, who jointly received half the award for their own work on quantum tunnelling.


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#4240 2014-07-08 03:26:26

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4241 2014-07-08 16:07:15

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5218 is correct. Remarkable!

#5219. Name the  French nobleman and chemist central to the 18th-century Chemical Revolution and a large influence on both the histories of chemistry and biology. He is widely considered to be the "Father of Modern Chemistry". He  is most noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion. He recognized and named oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783) and opposed the phlogiston theory.

#5220. Name the British physicist and writer (12 June 1851 – 22 August 1940) involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy. In his 1894 Royal Institution lectures ("The Work of Hertz and Some of His Successors"), he coined the term "coherer" for the device developed by French physicist Édouard Branly based on the work of Italian physicist Temistocle Calzecchi Onesti.


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#4242 2014-07-08 23:11:25

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4243 2014-07-08 23:45:51

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Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5219 is correct. Remarkable!

#5221. Name the  German-speaking Silesian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits, his pea plant experiments conducted between 1856 and 1863 established many of the rules of heredity.

#5222. Name the Russian chemist and inventor; he formulated the Periodic Law, created his own version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of elements yet to be discovered.


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#4244 2014-07-08 23:51:35

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4245 2014-07-09 01:51:47

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Re: General Quiz



"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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#4246 2014-07-09 14:28:57

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Hi bobbym and Maburo,

The Answers (#5221 : Gregor Johann Mendel and #5222 : Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev) are correct. Neat job!

#5223. Name the German chemist (8 September 1848 – 8 August 1897) and significant contributor to both organic and inorganic chemistry;  He is best known for inventing an apparatus for determining vapour densities and for discovering thiophene, a heterocyclic compound.

#5224. Name the  American scientist (January 29, 1838 – February 24, 1923) famous for his path-breaking measurements of the atomic weight of oxygen and with another physicist, he played in important role. It attempted to detect the relative motion of matter through the stationary luminiferous aether ("aether wind"). The negative results are generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the then prevalent aether theory, and initiated a line of research that eventually led to special relativity, in which the stationary aether concept has no role


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#4247 2014-07-09 18:52:25

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Re: General Quiz

Hi;



In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4248 2014-07-10 01:43:52

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Re: General Quiz



"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas."
-Albert Einstein

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#4249 2014-07-10 03:04:30

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Hi bobbym and Maburo,

The Answers (#5223 : Maburo and #5224 : bobbym) are correct. Remarkable

#5225. What does the abbreviation RDBMS signify?

#5226. What does the abbreviation SQL signify?


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#4250 2014-07-10 03:18:19

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Re: General Quiz

Last edited by Maburo (2014-07-10 03:49:27)


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