SCAMS and CRIMES
These three numbers were wrongly drawn as the winning combination in a Pepsi bottle cap promotion in the early 90s.
This man is now serving a 150-year sentence for being responsible for the largest known crime
of fraud in US and possibly world history. He was sentenced in 2009 and is a former stock
broker and chairman of the NASDAQ.
This man is the inspiration for the Academy Award-nominated film Catch Me If you Can.This
person famously pretended to be a doctor and pilot among other things.
During the golden age of Dutch history, this flower became so popular that one bulb sold for ten
times the wage of a day labourer.
This is a scam principally involving a bundle of cash padded inside with sheets of paper cut in the
size of money.
In 1973, US President Richard Nixon said this now classic quote “I am not a ______” to dispel
any rumors that had something to do with the Watergate Scandal.
In his 2004 book “My Prison Without Bars” this athlete admitted that he bet on his own team
while he was still playing – confirming rumors that he was involved in gambling during his
career. Despite claiming that he never bet against his team, he has never been allowed into the
Hall of Fame of his sport despite his great career stats.
This CNN reporter was arrested by police back in 2008 at Central Park after volunteering that he
had meth inside his pocket. To add to this, he also had a piece of rope with one end tied to his
neck and the other tied to his genitals.
Contrary to popular belief, it was NOT Ferdinand Magellan who coined the name “Filipinas”. Magellan originally named the islands that he saw “Islas de ____ ____” because he found the Philippines during this saint’s feast day.
During the end of the Second World War, over 1 million Filipinos lost their lives as a direct
result of the war. Out of these, two hundred thousand died of an epidemic due to this disease.
This president was the one tasked to do most of the reconstruction of the country following
the Second World War. He defeated Jose P. Laurel during the first election following the war.
This bridge that spans over the Pasig River is Asia’s first ever suspension bridge.
This was the highest position in the Kataas-taasan Kagalang-galangang Katipunan na Mga Anak
ng Bayan. This post was held by Deodato Arellano and Emilio Aguinaldo.
Who was the first vice-president of the Philippines to have successfully become president later
in his/her life?
This province was the first province established under the American period. This northern Luzon
province is named for the native word that means “lake where water does not drain”.
This group of islands was reinstated as a province in March after the Supreme Court ruled that
they met the criteria for provincehood. The islands are located just off the northeastern coast of
This was the term for the educated upper class during the Spanish Regime. This group was
typically composed of the gobernadorcillo, the cabeza de baranggays and the awardees of civil
1. The pathogen or disease-causing agent in Mad Cow Disease is NOT a living thing and is actually
a misfolded protein that could propagate within a host cell. What is the scientific term for this
specific type of misfolded protein that is known to cause infections of the nervous system.
True or False. Ganymede is larger than Earth.
What country has the highest number of scientists per capita?
Evangelista Torricelli invented which famous scientific device?
This type of bird was the type that Charles Darwin collected while studying natural selection in
the Galapagos Island.
This tightly wound coil of wire could be turned into an electromagnet when current is passed
through it due to the generated magnetic field of the flow of electrons through the coil.
The microscope was invented in which European country?
This Siberian-born scientist was the one responsible for creating the earliest known version of
the periodic table of elements.
1. After Palawan, this is largest island in the Philippines that is only comprised of one province.
Addis Ababa is the capital of this Northern African country that is also the second most populous
country in the continent.
This European country that is not in the Euro-zone is known as Teyrnas Unedig in one of the
nation’s major languages.
This is the smallest sovereign state in South America with an area of around 64 000 sq mi.
In terms of land area, this peninsular country in Europe is the closest to the Philippines. The
margin is less than 1% of the relative total of their land areas. According to the 2010 report of
the IMF, this country had the fifth largest economy in Europe and the tenth largest in the world.
This Asian nation is only behind Lithuania in terms of the highest suicide rates in the world. It is
estimated that 31 out of 100,000 people in this country will commit suicide.
Excluding countries with abbreviated names like USA and UK, the shortest country names are
the ones with four letters. Name four of the ten nations with four-lettered names.
This nation can also be called Bharat in its citizens’ native tongue.