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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #100 on: 19 Oct 2017, 15:33 »
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar?
just saw him highlighted on google as an astronomer/mathematician so thought i would throw that as a guess.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #101 on: 19 Oct 2017, 16:17 »
manifest class - negative!

dayowlron - It is not Hubble or Chandrasekhar.

LameNick - Fritz Zwicky, and no :D However this is a very good guess (related).

Here's another clue!

Fritz Zwicky theorized the existence of dark matter in the 1930s. This person's data/work showed the first evidence of the existence of dark matter (strengthening Zwicky's theory) some years later.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #102 on: 19 Oct 2017, 16:39 »
Than it must be Vera...Damn! Vera Something or the other.. damn am i a painful retard..
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #103 on: 19 Oct 2017, 20:15 »
Than it must be Vera...Damn! Vera Something or the other.. damn am i a painful retard..

Yes.......

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #104 on: 19 Oct 2017, 21:20 »
All I can think of now is Vera Farmiga, I recall her and Fritz Zwicky being mentioned in every documentary about dark matter, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to remember her second name. At least not today.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #105 on: 20 Oct 2017, 13:51 »
You have the right person (even if only by first name) so I'm inclined to award you the victory!

Vera Rubin (July 23, 1928 – December 25, 2016) was an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. Rubin spent her life advocating for women in science and was known for her mentorship of aspiring women astronomers. She was honored throughout her career for her achievements, and received the Bruce Medal, the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, and the National Medal of Science, among others.

Vera Rubin (pictured w/ John Glenn)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #106 on: 20 Oct 2017, 14:46 »
Wow, just noticed, she died recently.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #107 on: 20 Oct 2017, 20:20 »
Vera Rubin of course *doublefacepalm! I didn’t know she passed away, that’s sad, everybody’s leaving lately.


Question:
It was one of the first ever recorded economic bubbles that the all merciful invisible hand in its infinite wisdom delivered to society. What was it called?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #108 on: 20 Oct 2017, 20:30 »
^Am I the only one that thinks this thread should be a little less poetic? These initial questions are just so opaque. I get it ~ we're all adventure gamers ~ but the initial 'three-cryptic-hints-before-an-actual-hint' approach is getting old very quickly. Anyone else in favour of a 'this American was the first Catholic president' sort of thread? I mean, just ask the damn question! (laugh)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #109 on: 20 Oct 2017, 20:42 »
I deeply apologize for my crappy poetry. The invisible hand was just a reference to Adam Smith and it doesn't really have to do anything with that particular question, which is: 

Its widely considered the first ever recorded Economic bubble. What is bubble called?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #110 on: 20 Oct 2017, 23:25 »
Tulip Fever?

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #111 on: 21 Oct 2017, 10:18 »
@Kumpel:Correct Answer!

Tulip fewer also known as  Tulip bubble or “Tulip mania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then dramatically collapsed in February 1637.”-wiki
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #112 on: 21 Oct 2017, 14:48 »
^Am I the only one that thinks this thread should be a little less poetic? These initial questions are just so opaque. I get it ~ we're all adventure gamers ~ but the initial 'three-cryptic-hints-before-an-actual-hint' approach is getting old very quickly. Anyone else in favour of a 'this American was the first Catholic president' sort of thread? I mean, just ask the damn question! (laugh)

Interesting. I, personally, find it more fun that way. Couldn't really explain why. I think it's because it's not just pointing to the answer.  You have to interpret the clues.  I suppose it should be left to the discretion of the one posting the question? Unless a lot of people find it annoying too.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #113 on: 24 Oct 2017, 13:01 »
I am out of ideas. Please anyone take over in the meantime.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #114 on: 24 Oct 2017, 13:32 »
This honest man was the 16th president of the United States of America.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #115 on: 24 Oct 2017, 14:03 »
John Wilkes Booth

(honest John)

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #116 on: 24 Oct 2017, 14:04 »
Abraham Lincoln

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #117 on: 24 Oct 2017, 14:13 »
Hold your fire, manifest. Darth hasn't confirmed the answer.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #118 on: 24 Oct 2017, 14:35 »

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #119 on: 24 Oct 2017, 15:03 »
I liked that episode of NCIS:LA where they had a Gurkha with them. I believe it was India or Nepal.
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