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September 28, 2009

Ice Ice Baby!

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The story of a character played by 1 is very similar to the real life story of 2. Identify and connect.

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Answer:

Quoting krudebox

Matt Damon and James Croll.
Croll was a janitor in Andersonian College and Museum, Glasgow when he published his paper explaining the effects of variations in Earth’s orbit around the sun on global climatic conditions, and specifically the onset and retreat of ice-ages.
Similar to Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting who solves a problem on algebraic graph theory while working as a janitor in MIT.


20 Responses to “Ice Ice Baby!”

  1. udupendra
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    James Croll, janitor, Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting, etc.


  2. shrik
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    Matt Damon is a janitor at MIT who puts super math prodigy fundaes, in Good Will Hunting.

    James Croll explained the effects of variations in the Earth’s orbit around the sun on global climatic conditions, and he was a janitor at Anderson University.


  3. Chinmaya U.Holla
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    Good Will Hunting


  4. krudebox
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    Matt Damon and James Croll.
    Croll was a janitor in Andersonian College and Museum, Glasgow when he published his paper explaining the effects of variations in Earth’s orbit around the sun on global climatic conditions, and specifically the onset and retreat of ice-ages.
    Similar to Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting who solves a problem on algebraic graph theory while working as a janitor in MIT.


  5. joe

    James Croll, a real life Will Hunting.


  6. sidsen
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    James Croll Good Will Hunting


  7. Chinmaya U.Holla
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    Oops,didn’t see identify.
    (1)Matt Damon
    (2)James Croll
    (3)theory of climate change based on changes in the earth’s orbit.

    Good Will Hunting


  8. Raghuvansh
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    Matt Damon’s title character in Good Will Hunting was similar to James Croll – janitor/caretaker turning out brilliant etc etc


  9. abhijeet

    A-Matt Damon
    B-James Croll

    Movie-Good Will Hunting


  10. Matt Damon
    James Croll

    Good Will Hunting


  11. Rogi
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    The connector between Matt Damon and James Croll should be the film, Good Will Hunting, since Croll was a janitor (in a museum and not in a school)


  12. Matt Damon’s character in Good Will Hunting was similar to James Croll’s life story.


  13. After some time, I must say..

    Well, it’s James Croll and his reel-life imitation, Will Hunting, from the ‘Goodwill Hunting’ fame.


  14. good will hunting aa?


  15. Good Will Hunting depicted an autodidact
    James Croll who came up with a theory of the ice ages was an autodidact


  16. Ajay Parasuram
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    1. Matt Damon
    2. James Croll


  17. AmK
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    Britton Davis, character in Geronimo?


  18. AmK
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    Sorry, James Croll, similar to the Good Will Hunting character.


  19. byslexia

    1. Movie: Good Will Hunting
    2. James Croll.
    From Wikipedia: In 1859 he became a caretaker in the museum at the Andersonian College and Museum, Glasgow, so as to have access to books to allow him to develop his ideas.


  20. james croll (was a janitor when he proposed ice age theory) matt damon in good will hunting, similar funda


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