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Clues: [contextual symbols] [kg*m/s] [m/s^2] [male symbol] What is Toronto?????

Instructions: Who Won Second Place?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the Toronto thing a reference to some rather obscure movie or song I don't know? Because I'm guessing it's that due to the "knowledge" tag. $\endgroup$ Aug 7, 2023 at 22:27

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The answer is:

Ken Jennings

Reasoning:
The image is of a:

family tree. For the parents, on the left we have momentum (kg m / s) and on the right we have acceleration (m / s^2). When they are married, they become a Watt (kg m^2 / s^3) or (J/s). The male child of a set of parents is called the son. A name for that child could be "Watson".

Expanding on the male:

Watson is the name of a famous IBM computer that played Jeopardy against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

What about Toronto?

One of the Final Jeopardy questions for Watson was in the category "U.S. Cities", the answer was "Its largest airport is named for a World War II hero; its second largest, for a World War II battle." Watson incorrectly responded "What is Toronto?????". A correct responsed would have been "What is Chicago?"

Explaining the title:

As part of Jennings final response, he had the comment "(I for one welcome our new computer overlords)"

Results:

Ken Jennings finished in second place in this competition.

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I don't have the full story, but I may be on to something..,

This has something to do with a sport. the males section.
first symbols are "mass $\times$ speed" and "acceleration". Could be racing, could be sking, could be a lot of them.
And second palce was won by NETHERLANDS.

Now this is were I got lost.

Toronto is a city in Canada. But in never hosted an Olympic event (summer or winter). But maybe this is not a reference to Olympics and I'm way off. Or maybe I'm supposed get Canada from "Toronto".
Anyway... I'm lost... Canada hosted 3 Olympics. Summer 1976, Winter 1988 and 2010.
It's not Vancouver because Netherlands only got second place in women 1000m speed skating.
in 1988 Netherlands got silver also only in speed skating (looks like they are good at it) twice for men 500 and 5000 meters.
in 1976 men's cycling 4000 meters pursuit. (probably useless fact, but nice to know)

That's all I got for now. Trying to connect everything else.

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  • $\begingroup$ Don't want to have open text spoilers and don't have enough for an answer, but rot13: Gur svefg sbezhyn vf zbzraghz, frpbaq nppryrengvba nf lbh'ir fnvq. Gur znyr flzoby vf na nepure, n fubbgvat neebj unf zbzraghz, gura fybjf zvq nve, gura nppryrengrf gbjneqf ynaq. Znlor gur fcbeg lbh'er ybbxvat sbe vf nepurel? $\endgroup$
    – vspmis
    Aug 9, 2023 at 12:23
  • $\begingroup$ hahaha., Maybe.... At least I got something right. $\endgroup$
    – Marius
    Aug 9, 2023 at 13:11
  • $\begingroup$ rot13: lbh ner pbeerpg va nffhzvat gung gurfr ner raretl pnyphyngvbaf. Gur flzoby qbrf abg fgnaq sbe na nepure, gubhtu. $\endgroup$
    – Tyler
    Aug 9, 2023 at 22:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Tyler, haha, thank you for the puzzle, now I see the accepted answer and that I led Marius deeper into the woods, sorry @Marius! $\endgroup$
    – vspmis
    Aug 11, 2023 at 5:53

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