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Fun with science at quiz

What affected athletes at the Mexico Olympics?

(Answer: high altitude)

What is the relation between 33 and 1/2, 45 and 75?

(Answer: gramophone records)

These were some of the questions in the final of TTIS Elixir Inter-school Science Quiz, in association with Aakash Institute.

Quizmaster Barry O’Brien made sure it was a science quiz with a difference. “I’ve never been good in science, so I was wondering how to go about it. After a lot of introspection, I decided I would add a personal touch to it. It would be a science quiz but with typical Barry undertones!” he said as the audience broke into applause.

The first round focussed on science in day-to-day lives. “We were a little sceptical. We weren’t used to such questions since usual science quizzes aren’t conducted this way. But what he said was true. We should know how to apply what we learn,” said Chirag Arora, a Class X student at Bhavan’s Gangabaux Kanoria Vidyamandir, which won the quiz.

Barry praised the contestants for their strong foundation in science.