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Things Named For People #1

Fill the blanks in these things that are named after people (eponyms).
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Last updated: August 30, 2019
First submittedOctober 19, 2010
Times taken79,448
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Eponym
Rubik's Cube
Eiffel Tower
Ferris Wheel
Morse Code
Adam's Apple
Achilles' Heel
Achilles' Tendon
Occam's Razor
Eponym
Earl Grey Tea
Hadrian's Wall
Zeno's Paradox
Nehru Jacket
Molotov Cocktail
Nobel Prize
Fabergé Egg
Potemkin Village
Eponym
Pyrrhic Victory
Rhodes Scholar
Socratic Method
Mercator Projection
Bikram Yoga
Pandora's Box
Oedipus Complex
Maginot Line
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level 29
Aug 1, 2013
Awesome quiz!
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level 55
May 11, 2014
How about accepting Zeno's arrow as well?
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level 67
May 7, 2016
Poor Italo Svevo: I was stuck on Zeno's Conscience.
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level 67
Dec 17, 2014
I've walked along Hadrien's wall many times, a beautiful part of the world.
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level 49
May 4, 2016
Though you occasionally have to dodge cabers. Damn Scots hurling trees around all willy nilly.
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level 58
Jun 3, 2015
Zeno's paradox is a classic philosophical problem that has been known and discussed for ages. I realize he's less well-known than Socrates, etc., of course, but his writings are still important. (I'm also a philosophy student, so...). But, regardless: if you don't know about Zeno's paradox, go look it up, it's really interesting. :)
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level 58
Jun 3, 2015
And Occam's razor, if you don't know that as well. Fabulous rule to know and be able to apply.
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level 77
Jun 8, 2019
Occam was working for the Illuminati and the CIA, just trying to confuse you sheeple into staying blind to the truth!
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level 37
May 4, 2016
Really suprised about the low score for Zeno's paradox too. Everyone should know it, it proves that turtles are the fastest creatures on earth.
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level 58
May 4, 2016
Well...depends on what you mean by "proves." Haha.
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level 58
Mar 15, 2018
I have a B.A. in Philosophy and couldn't come up with it, sadly.
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level 62
Oct 3, 2019
I think most people know it, but don't know the name zeno
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level 58
Oct 24, 2019
Once I read up, I realized that I knew about the one where you can never arrive at you destination if each step forward took you only half the way as your last step.
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level 75
Jan 22, 2016
Got a 100%, but had to think for a while to get the 2nd Achilles clue. I admit I guessed "sock" :D
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level 66
Aug 30, 2019
maybe if he had a kevlar sock he could have protected his heel better
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level 77
May 4, 2016
fun and easy with 3:18 remaining
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level 76
May 4, 2016
Great quiz idea. Never heard of the number, effect, or paradox but will be looking them up now.
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level 62
May 4, 2016
This is a great quiz, although I think it would make more sense if you had to name the person.
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level 62
Jun 8, 2019
Yes my thought exactly, one where you would have to think of the name please quizmaster?
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level 80
May 4, 2016
No Ocean's Eleven?
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level 51
May 8, 2016
Thank you Call of Duty for the Coriolis effect
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level 67
Jan 22, 2018
I kept getting close to Zeno's Paradox, but could never quite get there...
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level 62
Jul 18, 2019
- Slow clap -
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level 69
Oct 21, 2019
It's a shame that the % of people who get your joke is probably as low or lower that that of those who got the correct answer.
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level 72
Aug 29, 2019
These three quizzes are awesome. You must have spent an age rounding up the answers! Also accept Nehru collar?
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level ∞
Aug 29, 2019
Okay
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level 70
Aug 29, 2019
There is also Adam's Bridge.
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level 62
Oct 3, 2019
There are millions of these. Discoveries, inventions, laws, hypothesis, physical locations, an endlis list of things that are named after people.
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level 70
Aug 29, 2019
Suggestions: Hippocratic oath, Diesel engine, Gatling gun
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level 65
Aug 29, 2019
Could scholar be accepted for Rhode's scholarship? The recipients are referred to as Rhode's Scholars.
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level ∞
Aug 30, 2019
Changed the answer to scholar. Thanks.
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level 62
Aug 30, 2019
Thank you Weird Al for getting me Nehru
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level 62
Aug 30, 2019
Oh, Nehru. Not Nuru. Whoops - that led me down the wrong track.
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level 69
Sep 5, 2019
Accepting Potemkin Battleship would be nice..
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level 78
Sep 9, 2019
Entered "Last Stand" for Achilles. It wasn't accepted. Travesty.
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level 67
Oct 18, 2019
Socratic Seminar?
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level 77
Oct 21, 2019
What about the famous Potemkin Stairs/Steps of Odessa? I've got a picture of my car in front of them in one of my quizzes... so named because they feature in a very famous scene in a very famous classic film the Battleship Potemkin.
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level 73
Oct 21, 2019
Yet another instance of Kal plugging one of the oh so many places he's been at without apparent reason. The middle sentence of your comment could have been left out without affecting its validity. (Just start your blog already! I remember you talking about it below another quiz. I (genuinely!) would love to read it and learn more about your life. It really does seem fascinating. I just don't think the comments section of Jetpunk quizzes is the appropriate place for what (perhaps mistakenly) passes as boasting on your part.)
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level 80
Oct 21, 2019
I don't think he's boasting, I think he just likes to share his experiences with the people of JetPunk. And they're interesting to read most of the time. Anyone who complains about his "excessive bragging" is probably just jealous.
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level 73
Oct 21, 2019
You're probably right. And I'm not saying that Kal has no right to do it. I just don't see what it brings to the conversation. (I guess he could complain that my complaining doesn't bring anything to the conversation either. ;) )
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level 77
Oct 21, 2019
Try to follow. The connection is a bit arcane, but I can go through all one steps.

I mentioned the Potemkin steps -----> There's a picture of them on a quiz I made


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level 77
Oct 21, 2019
:) and the reason I don't feel like blogging is, somewhat ironically judging by many of the responses I get here to comments I leave, because I feel like blogging is a bit vain and self-indulgent. And I don't feel like I've got anything that unique or interesting to say. ::shrug::

The comment here is what Jack said. I'm just sharing what I connected to the name Potemkin. I'm inviting someone else to comment that they, too, visited the steps, or saw the movie, or took my quiz... or inviting someone to click through and see the photo... or share their own experience taking the quiz. I'm not trying to boast. Just making conversation.
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level 73
Oct 21, 2019
Fair enough. :) I guess we can call it a case of "agree to disagree"? In my opinion, a blog (or whatever platform you'd want to chose) would be a better place to share your experiences and discuss them with people who really are interested about them then Jetpunk comments sections. Mainly because I'd "chose" to read them instead of being "exposed" to them unwillingly. (And yes, I know I can chose not to read the comments, but can I really? I’d have to also renounce to all the other comments.) After reading your reply, I still don't get how mentioning that a quiz of yours has a picture of your car in front of some famous stairs invites anyone to share their similar experiences or brings something meaningful to the table. But maybe that’s just me…
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level 73
Oct 21, 2019
And again, for the record, I am genuinely interested in reading about some of the stuff and travels you've done. Maybe that's why I can get a bit fed up about some of your comments: they're like teasers of something I'll never get to read or experience.
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level 77
Oct 21, 2019
well what sort of comments do you come to the comments section hoping to read?
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level 73
Oct 21, 2019
Precisions about the quiz (methodology, changes and such), quips and jokes (like Marlowe's pretty good one above), additional info on the quiz' subject (like the non-"picture of my car in front of the stairs" part of your comment)... I do find it really interesting when you share your input based on places you've lived in, as opposed to times when you only say stuff like "I've been to 13 of the 20 places on this quiz, so it was easy for me" without adding gravy to the personal feat. Does that make sense? (I realize my first comment might have been a bit arrogant. I apologize. I'm glad we can have a cordial discussion about it all. :) )
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level 77
Oct 21, 2019
I like reading all of those types of comments and also enjoy reading about other's experiences as they relate to the quiz subject matter.
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level 42
Oct 21, 2019
Anyone else try writing "Adam's Song"
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level 80
Oct 21, 2019
I tried Adam's Andler. Not surprised it didn't work.
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level 57
Oct 21, 2019
Socratic logic?
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level 51
Oct 21, 2019
could we add socratic seminar?
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level 38
Oct 22, 2019
Ahh, I love drinking Molotov cocktails... wait
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level 41
Oct 26, 2019
Wait... NO! JOHNNY! DON'T DRINK THA- oh, that's not gone well
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