Top 10 nerdy competitions

11:47 am 31 Dec, 2012

A nerd qualifies as a person who is socially secluded, highly cerebral and passionately infatuated. He is mainly involved in non-conventional activities and inclined towards highly methodological topics, away from the realities of the outer world. It could be easily anticipated, they are a part of absolutely diverse kind of competitions. And, even though, nerdy competitions look incongruous, they surely draw lots of eye balls. Here is a list of the top ten nerdy competitions organized around the world.

 

10. Book racing:

Book reading is a favorite past time for nerds. It’s a common sight to see a nerd nosed deep inside books across college campuses. So, keeping their liking for books in mind, the Book Race was started. It’s a game based on “speedy” reading. All participants are given books to read, and the person who finishes reading the book in the quickest time is adjudged the winner. Later, it is made certain that the winner is comprehensive with the content of the book.

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9. New word game:

This is a very simple and gripping game; its rules are undemanding and easy to follow. Participants are given a word, and they have to use the last two letters of that word to make a new word. This is followed in a cyclic manner. The person who blinks first loses the race. The game requires the candidates to possess a good vocabulary. For e.g. the last two letters in the word “man” (“an”) would form a new word animal.

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8. Nerd name:

The game is very fascinating and requires a lot of ingenuity and skill to play it. The participants are asked to come up with most distinctive “nerd name” for themselves. The name could be “Harry, The robot” or “Mark, The algorithm” as per your creative and technological insight. The winner is the one whose name attracts greatest attention from the jury (of course consisting of nerds) and receives utmost likes in the audience poll.

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7. Quote unquote:

The quote game is one of the most remarkable games. It is surely different from the regular games that nerds connect with. This game portrays the light side of life that the nerds enjoy. The participant writes down a popular quote and the competitor guesses the source of the quote. The person who guesses the right answers writes down another quote continuing the cycle. The one who is unable to continue is declared the loser.

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6. Robot drills:

One of the most attention-grabbing exercises for the nerds is in the field of robotics. Robot drills is a highly methodological game that involves the participants to erect a mobile robot in the given time using the accessible raw materials. The game is usually played in teams. The robot is required to walk on the pre-designed track to effectively qualify as a winner. The game is fast gaining popularity across the globe.

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5. Hacking:

Hacking in its most basic form is quite popular. It requires extensive knowledge in coding and de-coding of computer programs. The best hackers unite at one place and exhibit hacking skills in front of the judges. The person with exemplary hacking skills is adjudged the winner of the nerdy competition. Although the game does not find much official recognition in most countries, it is slowly and steadily finding its way among crazy nerds around the world.

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4. Spelling bee:

This game requires lot of intellect and the participants should be voracious readers. The game involves spelling the words thrown at you by the jury in the minimum stipulated time interval. The spelling should be accurate and use least time for the delivery. This game garners a huge craze globally and most of the competitions around the world host huge cash prizes for the winners along with an extensive media coverage.

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3. Olympiad:

Many Olympiads are organized around the world annually. It is a multi-day event which includes a classroom exam. The competitors are required to solve complex numerical equations of mathematics and provide reasoning to the rationale of physics principles. The problems are extremely complex and demand high level of problem solving skills. Each exam is scored for inventiveness, accurateness and individual triumphs bring grandeur to the team.

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2. Puzzle muzzle:

The game requires serious devotion and high level of cerebral accuracy. The winner is the person who views the puzzle given to him in a different nature than his competitors. The game requires speed and accuracy. The puzzle can be in the form of a Rubik’s cube or some other form. All the participants try their best to sort out the puzzle secret in the minimum time possible.

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1. Algorithm magic:

The game demands immense understanding of computer programming and diverse computer languages. This game calls for huge participation around the world. It is estimated that around 10,000 nerds participate in the algorithm games around the world, annually. The world’s best coders and algorithm enthusiasts develop most advanced computer programs in the game summit, attracting lots of attentions from software companies around the world.

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