By Jodi Marze, Lifestyles Editor
The Picayune Item
Dr. Who, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad and Comic Con fans united with pride this week as Google celebrated all things geek with Geek Week.
Through YouTube videos and other expressions of creativity released this week, the community of “Geekdom” has shown that it has a broad spectrum of citizenship.
Unsure if you qualify as a geek? With the help of local restaurant manager, Super Dave — IQ Superior, I have selected the following terms and see how close you actually are to getting your geek on. The definitions were verified with with http://encyclopedia.thefreedic
A. A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry.
B. A small portion of computer programming language.
C. Computer part for hard drive.
A. Classification for poem with more than one categorization.
B. Communications package which includes game development software.
C. Hypothetical set of multiple possible universes.
3. Oort cloud
A. Internet storage for creative content.
B. Hypothesized spherical cloud composed of comets with a disc shaped inner cloud composed of same.
C. The home of comic book character Stormy Raine.
A. Unique personality trait
B. Wine bottle stopper
C. Elementary particle and fundamental constituent of matter.
5. Clandestine Chemistry
A. Dating site for geeks who love geeks.
B. Chemistry carried out in secret, and particularly in illegal drug laboratories.
C. Manipulation of the periodic table to create a new element.
A. Acronym for Time And Relative Dimensions in Space.
B. A type of plaid worn by a clan of Scottish scientists.
C. A condiment for seafood.
A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry. Fractals are used especially in computer modeling of irregular patterns and structures in nature. Answer A is the correct answer.
Dear Trekkies, this one is for you. The multiverse (or meta-universe, metaverse) is the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes (including the historical universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them ... The various universes within the multiverse are sometimes called parallel universes. Answer C is the correct answer.
3. Oort cloud
An Oort cloud is generally hypothesized to be a spherical cloud composed of comets with a disc shaped inner cloud. Although there is no known visual confirmation, astronomers believe it to be the source of long standing comet trajectories. Answer B is the correct answer.
Quarks are elementary particles and fundamental constituents of matter. They are found exclusively within hadrons. Quarks have intrinsic properties that include: Electric and color charge, mass and spin. They are also unique in that they are the only elementary particles in the Standard model of particle physics to experience all four fundamental forces. Answer C is the correct answer.
5. Clandestine chemistry
This for fans of “Breaking Bad.” Clandestine chemistry is chemistry carried out in secret, and particularly in illegal drug laboratories. In ancient times, it included the manufacturing of poisons. In more recent historical times, such as during prohibition, it involved illegal brewing and distillation of alcohol. Answer B is the correct answer.
Acronym for Time And Relative Dimensions in Space and refers to a fictional time machine / space craft in the British television series Dr. Who. Answer A is the correct answer.