[Quiz] Geek Pride Day 2024 🎁

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Hi Graham, :wave:

Which question did you find tricky? Let us know and we will reveal the answer after this Wednesday :wink:

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Hi @here,

Thank you very much for joining in our Geek Pride Day quiz. We will now close this thread up to prevent further submissions. Stay tuned as we will be announcing the winners soon! :sunglasses:

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Hi all @here, :wave:

Thank you very much for participating in our Geek Pride Day quiz! And now, we are thrilled to announce our three winners. Please give a big applause for @hang.ttran, @guy.mason, and @zm1337 ! :clap:

Our team will reach out to you regarding the delivery of your prize soon! :gift:

In the meantime, we will be posting the answers to some of the more difficult questions in the quiz below :point_down:


Q: Which programming language is known as the backbone of web development?

The correct answer is JavaScript.

JavaScript is known as the backbone of web development because it is a versatile and widely-used programming language that allows developers to create interactive and dynamic content on websites. It runs in the browser, enabling features such as form validation, interactive maps, and dynamic content updates without needing to reload the entire page. JavaScript, along with HTML and CSS, forms the core technologies for web development, making it essential for creating modern web applications.

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Q: [Mystery sound 1] You are about to listen to a notification sound, can you guess which software/product it belongs to?

The correct answer is Google Calendar.

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Q: German, English’s sister language, actually has 3 genders. And with that, come a whole lot of indefinite and definite articles corresponding to each gender. Can you pick out the three indefinite articles in the nominative case in German?

The correct answer is: Masculine: Der; Feminine: Die; Neuter: Das

In German, the definite articles (equivalent to “the” in English) change based on the gender and number of the noun they are associated with. In the nominative case, which is used for the subject of a sentence, the definite articles are:

  1. Der - for masculine nouns
  • Example: der Mann (the man)
  1. Die - for feminine nouns
  • Example: die Frau (the woman)
  1. Das - for neuter nouns
  • Example: das Kind (the child)
  1. Die - for plural nouns (regardless of gender)
  • Example: die Bücher (the books)
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Q: What is the smallest country in the world by land area?

The correct answer is Vatican City.

Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world, both in terms of area and population. It is an enclave within Rome, Italy, and serves as the spiritual and administrative center of the Roman Catholic Church. Covering about 44 hectares (110 acres), Vatican City is home to the Pope and houses significant religious and cultural sites, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. Despite its small size, it has a distinct and sovereign government.

Watch the video below to learn more about Vatican City:

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Q: [Mystery scene 1] Can you guess which Disney’s animated series/film the scene belongs to?

The correct answer is The Emperor’s New Groove

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Q: The act of eating raw salmon with sushi was actually spearheaded by which country?

The correct answer is Norway.

Salmon sushi could not be found on menu cards in Japan until the 1990’s. Before the 1990’s, salmon was regarded as a garbage fish by the Japanese, which you only ate cured, fully pan-fried or grilled. Salmon was used to fill out cheap meals. It was never used in the traditional Edo-mae style of sushi or eaten raw because of the Pacific salmon’s tendency for carrying infections by parasites.

Meanwhile, in the 1970’s, Norway had begun commercial salmon farming. However, they had a decreasing salmon consumption domestically. Salmon was filling their freezers across the country. Norway was looking for opportunities for a new market outside their borders by the late 1980’s. Japan stood out as an ideal market for Norwegian salmon.

You can refer to the video below to learn how raw salmon became a staple in sushi forever…

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Q: If you have ever gotten lost in the Perfumes section of a shopping mall or department store, then you should have seen the words Eau de Parfum (EDP) and Eau de Toilette (EDT) got thrown around quite a lot. What is the difference between them?

The correct answer is that EDP has a higher concentration of fragrance oils than EDT.

Eau de Parfum (EDP): Typically contains around 15-20% concentration of fragrance oils. This higher concentration makes EDP stronger and longer-lasting compared to EDT. It can last on the skin for about 4-5 hours or more.

Eau de Toilette (EDT): Generally has a lower concentration of fragrance oils, usually between 5-15%. Because of this, EDTs are lighter and more suitable for frequent application throughout the day. They typically last about 2-3 hours on the skin.

You can refer to the image below for the difference between the different types of fragrances…

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Q: Recently, a new memory standard - LPCAMM2 - was revealed and it would enable for a totally modular, repairable, upgradable RAM for mobile devices such as laptops. What does LPCAMM2 stand for?

The correct answer is Low-Power Compression-Attached Memory Module.

LPCAMM2 stands for Low-Power Compression-Attached Memory Module, a new type of memory module designed to combine the power efficiency of LPDDR (Low-Power Double Data Rate) with the modularity and upgradability traditionally found in SODIMM (Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module) memory.

This new standard allows LPDDR memory to be used in a modular format rather than being soldered directly to the motherboard.

Read more about the benefits of LPCAMM2 here:

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Q: [Mystery sound 2] You are about to listen to a game’s sound effect, can you guess which game franchise the sound effect belongs to?

The correct answer is Tomb Raider. This sound effect usually plays when Lara Croft, the series’ main protagonist, enters an undiscovered area, or finds a collectible.

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Q: How do vinyl records produce sound?

The correct answer is by tracking grooves with a needle to produce vibrations.

Vinyl records produce sound through a mechanical process. The record has grooves that are etched into its surface, which contain the audio information. When a vinyl record spins on a turntable, a needle (or stylus) follows these grooves. The needle vibrates according to the variations in the groove, and these vibrations are then converted into electrical signals by the cartridge. These signals are amplified and sent to speakers, producing sound.

Watch the video below to learn how vinyl records and vinyl players work together to produce sounds:

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Q: In the evening, our brains begin to secrete a certain hormone that signals it is time for sleep. This hormone is also available as a supplement for those who struggle with sleep disorders. Can you name this hormone?

The correct answer is Melatonin.

Melatonin is a hormone that plays a crucial role in regulating our circadian rhythms and sleep-wake cycle. It’s produced by the pineal gland in the brain in response to darkness, and its levels rise in the evening to help us fall asleep.

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Q: [Myster scene 2] Can you guess which movie this scene belongs to?

The correct answer is: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind featuring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

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To the winners: @hang.ttran, @guy.mason, and @zm1337

Were there any question in the quiz that made you go: “Aha! This is something I didn’t know before”? (Or, did you use ChatGPT to breeze through most of them? :smirk:?