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#1 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » Today 01:39:53

Hi bobbym,

Marvelous, bobbym!

#1035. Name the drug -  It is used to control absence (petit mal) seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine is an anticonvulsant that works in the brain tissue to stop seizures. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
    Capsule, Liquid Filled
US Brand Name - Zarontin.

#2 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » English language puzzles » Yesterday 23:50:58

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #2176 is correct! Neat work!

#2177. What does the noun aggregator mean?

#2178. What does the adjective aghast mean?

#3 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 23:32:13

Hi bobbym,

The solution #2614 is correct! Excellent!

#2615. A playground has the shape of a rectangle, with two semi-circles on its smaller sides as diameters, added to its outside. If the sides of the rectangle are 36 m and 24.5 m, find the area of the playground. Use


#4 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Series and Progressions » Yesterday 23:20:56

Hi bobbym,

In the problem SP # 128, both the solutions seem correct! Good work!

Moving on to SP # 129!

#5 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » crème de la crème » Yesterday 23:05:24

Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards (four for best playback singer), seven IIFA Award, six Screen Awards, and eight Filmfare Awards South till date. She has established herself as a leading female playback singer in Indian cinema.

Ghoshal aspired to become a playback singer from a young age. At the age of sixteen, she was noticed by film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she participated and won the television singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Following that, she made her Bollywood playback singing debut with Bhansali's romantic drama Devdas (2002) for which she received a National Award and a Filmfare Award.

Apart from playback singing, Ghoshal has also been appearing on several television reality show's, serving as a judge. She has also featured three times in Forbes’ list of the top 100 celebrities of India. On February 2015, Ghoshal married her childhood friend Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya.

Ghoshal performs in musical concerts around the world. In 2013, she performed at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in United Arab Emirates. The same year, she paid her respects to the casualties of an excessive rainfall in Mauritius with a concert at the The Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre in Pailles. Along with Hrishikesh Ranade, she also made a stage performance during the 18th annual day celebration of Airports Authority of India. Later in 2013, Ghoshal made a Europe tour as a celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema.


#6 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Yesterday 19:56:29

Hi bobbym,

The solutions (two parts) in #5547 are correct! Neat work!

#5548. Show that four points (0,-1), (6,7), (-2,3), and (8,3) are vertices of a rectangle. Also, find its area.

#7 Re: Science HQ » Micro / Macro numers in Science » Yesterday 18:34:15

The Boltzmann constant

or k, named after Ludwig Boltzmann, is a physical constant relating energy at the individual particle level with temperature. It is the gas constant R divided by the Avogadro constant

The Boltzmann constant has the dimension energy divided by temperature, the same as entropy. The accepted value in SI units is
Boltzmann's constant, k, is a bridge between macroscopic and microscopic physics. Macroscopically, the ideal gas law states that, for an ideal gas, the product of pressure p and volume V is proportional to the product of amount of substance n (in moles) and absolute temperature T:

where R is the gas constant
. Introducing the Boltzmann constant transforms the ideal gas law into an alternative form:
where N is the number of molecules of gas. For n = 1 mol, N is equal to the number of particles in one mole (Avogadro's number).

Given a thermodynamic system at an absolute temperature T, the average thermal energy carried by each microscopic degree of freedom in the system is on the order of magnitude of kT/2 (i.e., about

, or 0.013 eV, at room temperature).

#8 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » Yesterday 18:03:22

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #1933 is perfect! Magnificent!

#1934. Name the disease (abbreviation) - EVD or EHF - Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and headaches. Then, vomiting, diarrhea and rash usually follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. At this time some people begin to bleed both internally and externally. The disease has a high risk of death, killing between 25 and 90 percent of those infected, with an average of about 50 percent. This is often due to low blood pressure from fluid loss, and typically follows six to sixteen days after symptoms appear.

#9 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » English language puzzles » Yesterday 17:50:40

Hi bobbym,

Both the Answers, #2173 and #2174, are correct! Excellent!

#2175.  What does the noun ageism or agism mean?

#2176. What does the noun aggrandizement mean?

#10 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » Yesterday 16:43:49

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5679 is correct! Neat work!

#5681.  Name the physical constant relating energy at the individual particle level with temperature. It is the gas constant R divided by the Avogadro constant

.  It has the dimension energy divided by temperature, the same as entropy. The accepted value in SI units is
Joules per Kelvin.

#5682. Name the an Anglo-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist  (1 November 1919 – 10 September 2005). He is best known for developing the Steady State theory of the universe with Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold as an alternative to the Big Bang theory. He contributed to the theory of general relativity. He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1959 and was appointed a Knight Commander of the Bath in 1973. He was awarded the Einstein Society Gold Medal in 1983, the Gold Medal of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in 1988, the G.D. Birla International Award for Humanism, and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2001. He was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) by the University of Bath in 1974.

#11 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Series and Progressions » Yesterday 16:22:06

Hi bobbym,

SP # 129. In an Arithmetic series 60, 56, 52, ... starting from the first term, how many terms are needed so that their sum is 368? (Give both solutions, if required)

#12 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Yesterday 15:56:00

Hi bobbym,

The solutions (both parts) in #5546 are correct! Neat work!

#5547. Determine the nature of roots of the following quadratic equations:

#13 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 15:41:13

Hi bobbym,

The solution #2613 is correct! Excellent!

#2614. Find the value of


#14 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » Yesterday 01:43:13

Hi bobbym,

#1933. Name the medical term / phrase / acronym - GABA - It is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system. It plays the principal role in reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system. In humans, GABA is also directly responsible for the regulation of muscle tone. Although in chemical terms it is an amino acid, GABA is rarely referred to as such in the scientific or medical communities, because the term "amino acid," used without a qualifier, by convention refers to the alpha amino acids, which GABA is not, nor is it considered to be incorporated into proteins. In vertebrates, GABA acts at inhibitory synapses in the brain by binding to specific transmembrane receptors in the plasma membrane of both pre- and postsynaptic neuronal processes. This binding causes the opening of ion channels to allow the flow of either negatively charged chloride ions into the cell or positively charged potassium ions out of the cell. This action results in a negative change in the transmembrane potential, usually causing hyperpolarization.

#15 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » Yesterday 01:27:55

Hi bobbym,

The solution #2612 (both parts) are correct! Neat work!

#2613. Find the value of

in terms of

#16 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » 10 second questions » Yesterday 01:17:48

Hi bobbym,

The two solutions in #5545 are correct! Marvelous!

#5546. Find the Discriminant of the following quadratic equations :

#17 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Series and Progressions » Yesterday 01:03:42

Hi bobbym,

SP # 128. Find the sum of the first 30 terms of an Arithmetic Progression whose 'n'th term is 3 + 2n.

#18 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Series and Progressions » 2015-11-22 19:14:52

Hi math9maniac,

The solution SP # 126 is correct! Brilliant, math9maniac! (Transposing error!)

SP # 127. How many terms of the Arithmetic series 24 + 21 + 18 + ... + (-351)?

#19 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » General Quiz » 2015-11-22 14:35:55

Hi bobbym,

The Answer #5677(People's Daily) is correct! Good work!

#5679. Name the American poet  (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) . His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, he was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution."  He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works. On July 22, 1961, he was named Poet laureate of Vermont. Notable works - A Boy's Will; North of Boston.

#5680.  Name the ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables in verse and prose, arranged within a frame story. The original Sanskrit work, which some scholars believe was composed around the 3rd century BCE, is attributed to Vishnu Sharma. It is based on older oral traditions, including "animal fables that are as old as we are able to imagine". It is "certainly the most frequently translated literary product of India", and these stories are among the most widely known in the world. To quote Edgerton (1924):

    ...there are recorded over two hundred different versions known to exist in more than fifty languages, and three-fourths of these languages are extra-Indian. As early as the eleventh century this work reached Europe, and before 1600 it existed in Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian, German, English, Old Slavonic, Czech, and perhaps other Slavonic languages. Its range has extended from Java to Iceland... [In India,] it has been worked over and over again, expanded, abstracted, turned into verse, retold in prose, translated into medieval and modern vernaculars, and retranslated into Sanskrit. And most of the stories contained in it have "gone down" into the folklore of the story-loving Hindus, whence they reappear in the collections of oral tales gathered by modern students of folk-stories.

#20 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Series and Progressions » 2015-11-22 12:18:28

Hi bobbym,

The solution SP # 125 is correct! Good work!

SP # 126. Find the sum of all three  digit natural numbers which are divisible by 8.

#21 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » crème de la crème » 2015-11-22 12:06:44

Walt Disney

Date of Birth 5 December 1901, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 15 December 1966, Los Angeles, California, USA (cardiac arrest following lung cancer surgery)
Birth Name Walter Elias Disney
Nickname Uncle Walt
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He moved with his parents to Kansas City at age 7 where he spent the majority of his childhood. At age 16, during World War I, he faked his age to join the American Red Cross. He soon returned home, where he won a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. There, he met a fellow animator, Ub Iwerks. The two soon set up their own company. In the early 1920s, they made a series of animated shorts for the Newman theater chain, entitled "Newman's Laugh-O-Grams". Their company soon went bankrupt, however.

The two then went to Hollywood in 1923. They started work on a new series, about a live-action little girl who journeys to a world of animated characters. Entitled the "Alice Comedies", they were distributed by M.J. Winkler (Margaret). Walt was backed up financially only by Winkler and his older brother Roy O. Disney, who remained his business partner for the rest of his life. Hundreds of "Alice Comedies" were produced between 1923 and 1927, before they lost popularity.

Walt then started work on a series around a new animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. This series was successful, but in 1928, Walt discovered that M.J. Winkler and her husband, Charles Mintz, had stolen the rights to the character away from him. They had also stolen all his animators, except for Ub Iwerks. While taking the train home, Walt started doodling on a piece of paper. The result of these doodles was a mouse named Mickey. With only Walt and Ub to animate, and Walt's wife Lillian Disney (Lilly) and Roy's wife Edna Disney to ink in the animation cells, three Mickey Mouse cartoons were quickly produced. The first two didn't sell, so Walt added synchronized sound to the last one, Steamboat Willie (1928), and it was immediately picked up. With Walt as the voice of Mickey, it premiered to great success. Many more cartoons followed. Walt was now in the big time, but he didn't stop creating new ideas.

In 1929, he created the 'Silly Symphonies', a cartoon series that didn't have a continuous character. They were another success. One of them, Flowers and Trees (1932), was the first cartoon to be produced in color and the first cartoon to win an Oscar; another, Three Little Pigs (1933), was so popular it was often billed above the feature films it accompanied. The Silly Symphonies stopped coming out in 1939, but Mickey and friends, (including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and plenty more), were still going strong and still very popular.

In 1934, Walt started work on another new idea: a cartoon that ran the length of a feature film. Everyone in Hollywood was calling it "Disney's Folly", but Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was anything but, winning critical raves, the adoration of the public, and one big and seven little special Oscars for Walt. Now Walt listed animated features among his ever-growing list of accomplishments. While continuing to produce cartoon shorts, he also started producing more of the animated features. Pinocchio (1940), Dumbo (1941), and Bambi (1942) were all successes; not even a flop like Fantasia (1940) and a studio animators' strike in 1941 could stop Disney now.

In the mid 1940s, he began producing "packaged features", essentially a group of shorts put together to run feature length, but by 1950 he was back with animated features that stuck to one story, with Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Peter Pan (1953). In 1950, he also started producing live-action films, with Treasure Island (1950). These began taking on greater importance throughout the 50s and 60s, but Walt continued to produce animated features, including Lady and the Tramp (1955), Sleeping Beauty (1959), and 101 Dalmatians (1961).

In 1955, he even opened a theme park in southern California: Disneyland. It was a place where children and their parents could take rides, just explore, and meet the familiar animated characters, all in a clean, safe environment. It was another great success. Walt also became one of the first producers of films to venture into television, with his series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) which he began in 1954 to promote his theme park. He also produced The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) and Zorro (1957). To top it all off, Walt came out with the lavish musical fantasy Mary Poppins (1964), which mixed live-action with animation. It is considered by many to be his magnum opus. Even after that, Walt continued to forge onward, with plans to build a new theme park and an experimental prototype city in Florida.

He never did finish those plans, however; in 1966, he developed lung cancer brought on by his lifelong chain-smoking. He died in the hospital on December 15, 1966 at age 65. But not even his death, it seemed, could stop him. Roy carried on plans to build the Florida theme park, and it premiered in 1971 under the name Walt Disney World. What's more, his company continues to flourish, still producing animated and live-action films and overseeing the still- growing empire started by one man: Walt Disney, who will never be forgotten.


#22 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Mensuration » 2015-11-22 10:04:54

Hi bobbym,

The solution M # 126 is correct! Excellent!

M # 127. The radius of a solid iron sphere is 8 cm. Eight rings of iron plates of external radius

and thickness 3 cm are made by melting this sphere. Find the internal diameter of each ring.

#23 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Doc, Doc! » 2015-11-22 09:47:46

Hi bobbym,

#1032. Name the medical term / phrase -  A condition in which the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) displays a combination of yellow colour and high protein content. It is characteristic of a block to the spinal circulation of CSF caused by a tumour.    [ Named after (1874–1932) French physician].

#24 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » English language puzzles » 2015-11-22 09:25:39

Hi bobbym,

Good work, bobbym! The Answer #2171 is correct!

#2173. What does the noun agar mean?

#2174. What does the noun agate mean?

#25 Re: Ganesh's Puzzles » Oral puzzles » 2015-11-22 09:00:09

Hi bobbym,

The silutions #2610 and #2611 are both correct! Neat work!

#2612. The radii of two circles are 19 cm and 9 cm respectively. Find the radius and area of the circle which has its circumference equal to the sum of the circumferences of the two circles.

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