Meeting announcement from Gopal:
“You are invited to the QFI meeting to be held this weekend.

The Quiz will be conducted by Venkatesh (Matti) who has done some
wonderful quizzes for us in the past. Matti is a winner of several quizzes
including the Tata Crucible quiz.

Be there in large numbers to enjoy the quiz.

Date – 7th December, 2008

Venue – PS Senior Secondary school, # 33, Alarmelmangapuram,
Mylapore, Chennai 600004

Time – 10 AM”

173: From Wikipedia,

“A plimsoll shoe or simply plimsoll is a type of athletic shoe with a canvas upper and rubber sole, developed as beachwear in the 1830s by the Liverpool Rubber Company (later to become Dunlop). The shoe was originally, and often still is in parts of the UK, called a ‘sand shoe’ and acquired the nickname ‘plimsoll’ in the 1870s. This name derived, according to Nicholette Jones’ book “The Plimsoll Sensation” because the colored horizontal band joining the upper to the sole resembled the Plimsoll line on a ship’s hull, or because, just like the Plimsoll line on a ship, if water got above the line of the rubber sole, the wearer would get wet.”

174: Identify the film. “Despite having almost no violence in the film, _______ was originally given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA based solely on its graphic dialogue. Miramax was able to appeal the ruling and were granted an R-Rating without any cuts. Wattsei decided to create a visual map of the profane dialogue in the film. Each colored block represents one second in the movie with individual blocks grouped into rows of sixty seconds. These rows form a single column the length of the movie. The color of each block indicates the character speaking at that specific moment in time, Seconds with no active speaker are indicated by a split grey black and character lines containing profanity are indicated by white dots in the corresponding blocks.”


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