Sunday, 23 May 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms - 64

I have been requested to infuse a little variety into this quiz. And the topics as well.

So here’s a bit of science, movies and history mixed.

Here is a video of Russell Crowe playing John Nash in ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and giving the acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize.

Watch it, or not, and tell me what is fundamentally wrong about this scene.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!!


Lots of answers, and all of them correct in one form or another.

However, I would not have given points in a quiz for answers like ‘Nash did not get the prize alone’ or even who stood up or not. The most fundamentally wrong aspect with this scene is that it (the entire speech) never happened in real life!

Apparently, John Nash was prescribed a lot of medicine for his hallucinogenic conditions, but stopped taking them, and had not taken a single bit of medicine since 1970! Therefore, the Nobel committee did not even invite Nash to make the acceptance speech when he won what is popularly known as the Nobel Prize in economics, because they feared for his mental condition!


  1. Hello..
    The flaw is that John Nash did not win the Nobel Prize for Economics alone.He won along with game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi for their game theory.In the movie it is shown that he accepts it alone...

  2. John Forbes Nash never gave the acceptance speech for his Nobel Prize in Stockholm, Sweden. He was never asked by the Nobel Committee to do so due to concerns about his mental health.

  3. John Nash didn't receive the Nobel prize alone, but with colleague Reinhard Selten and Hungarian-born János Harsányi. "Game Theory" was initiated by Hungarian-born John von Neumann and Austrian-born Oskar Morgenstern in 1944

  4. Where are the other co-recipients of the award. And why does the hanky keep moving up and down?
    Do the people on the podium stand for the applause?

  5. So many "fundamentally wrongs" are known.

    I didn't find most of them. So, instead of putting those in my words, I'd give the link where they posted those.


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