Daily Question – 24

The last question of the first weekly championship on the QFI Chennai blog. The results will be announced along with the answer to this question tomorrow.

Connect. Explain the alleged multi-lingual pun.

Gallium (Visual 3) was discovered by Lecoq de Boisbaudran (Visual 1) in 1875. He named the element “gallia” after his native land of Gaul, or France (Visual 2). It was later claimed that he had also named gallium after himself, as his name, “Le coq,” is the French for “the rooster,” and the Latin for “rooster” is “gallus”.

Cracked by 6 of you! In order – CR, zizzyphus, Thejaswi Udupa, Sankhya, Gaurav and BoFi. Well done!

And now for the results of the first weekly championship. No one answered all seven questions, so the next highest score was considered. Four people got six answers right – Thejaswi Udupa, Sankhya, BoFi and zizzyphus. Well done, all of you! Of these, the person submitting the right answer quickest the most number of times was… (drum roll) ZIZZYPHUS who managed to beat the others on three occasions. So presenting the first QFI Chennai Super King – zizzyphus!

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7 responses to “Daily Question – 24

  1. Gallium is the connect.

    Lecoq de Boisbaudran (A) discovered Gallium (C) and named it after his homeland, France or Gaul (B). Jokes suggest that he named it after himself “Le Coq” or the English Homonym (not Homo-nym- I am questioning the question setter’s rationale here asking questions about Coq’s) rooster is called Gallus in French (not phallus- you dirty mind) .

  2. Lecoq de Boisbaudran,the French Chemist discovered Element Gallium named after the Latin word for Gaul.Another thing is it was later claimed that he named it after himself as gallus is latin translation of French Le Coq.

  3. Lecoq de Boisbaudran,the French Chemist discovered Element Gallium named after the Latin word for Gaul.Another thing is it was later claimed that he named it after himself as gallus aka pregnant rooster is latin translation of French Le Coq

  4. Thejaswi Udupa

    Gallium.

    Gallia – Latin for France, discover LeCoq ‘The Cock’ Boisbudran’s country

    Gallus – Latin for The Cock

  5. Lecoq de Boisbaudran (Exhibit A) discovered gallium (Exhibit C) and ostensibly named it after Gaul (Exhibit B) but it has long been suspected that he actually named it after himself since gallus is the Latin equivalent of Le coq

  6. Visual 1-Paul Emile Lecoq
    Visual 2-France
    Visual 3-Gallium

    Paul named the element gallia after his native land of France.

    Quoted Wiki- It was found that he had named gallium after himself, as his name, “Le coq,” is the French for “the rooster,” and the Latin for “rooster” is “gallus”;

  7. The element gallium, which is either named after Gaul or the Latin word for rooster, which in French is le coq, and ergo a bit of vanity on the part of Monsieur Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran…