Entertainment & Humor
Quiz Club Meet1/4/15Vishal KatariyaFerril SamalNithin RamesanAn easy one to start. Who said this, and X?Thousands of people have come together to demand justice for X and recognition of the appalling way he was treated. While X was dealt with under the law of the time and we can't put the clock back, his treatment was of course utterly unfair and I am pleased to have the chance to say how deeply sorry I and we all are for what happened to him ... So on behalf of the ______ government, and all those who live freely thanks to X's work I am very proud to say: we're sorry, you deserved so much better.1Gordon Brown
X Alan Turing1The filmmakers of a certain studio visitedSacramento Zooto observe and draw inspiration from the beautiful Himalayan Monal(which happens to be the national bird of Nepal) while making a certain 2009 movie. Which movie, and what/who was inspired by the Monal?(Picture on next slide).
Kevin from Up.
This is a description of the annual X championship, held in an attempt to revive the tradition of the X. "The mission of the championship is to spread the idea that the X is something of ours that must be defended and practiced, because it is healthy and good for everyone," the association says on its website. "Being able to do it in public requires having a spirit of a champion and to be a great X taker."Eight rounds of the competition are held daily with each involving five participants on sofas lined up in parallel lanes like those of a track and field meet.What is X? (specific term required)SiestaThe origin of the logo of X may be traced back to a trip made by the 22-year-old Andr X toPoland, where he discovered an innovative design for achevron-shapedgearused inmilling. He bought the patent for its application in steel. X hence came to be known as the inventor of the double helical gears.We of course would know X and the company X for a whole other reason. X?
The qualities attached to some of the various colours of X (particularly known for its varied and bright hues, something that is not actually the norm in real life) are:Yellow - someone specialBlue - quiet, introverted, intellectualRed - tomboyish, inconsiderate, loudPurple - detached, noble, daintyPink - bright, innocent, naive.What is X?The colour of anime characters hair.__X__ __Y__ was the nickname given to members of the Sicilian Mafia who came to America as adults in the early 1900s. The XY's had large X's and committed their first murders in Italy, in contrast to the younger generation called Young Turks. The XY's didn't believe in changing things, or dealing in drugs. An example of an XY is Don Vito Corleone, and the reference is made several times inThe Godfather. XY?Moustache PetesIn one of the 15 factories of a very special economic zone, people wearing dark blue uniforms and white hats make the soles and in the next room people donning decorative red flowers make the uppers. They are making shoes under the Staflid brand.
A flag which is occasionally seen during major sporting events. First used 1991 during the 41st World Table Tennis ChampionshipsBoth of these are one of the many results of a process that was officially initiated on July 15th , 2000. However, this process has always met with many difficulties due to a multitude of socio-economic, political and cultural issues.What are we talking about?Korean ReunificationWhat is X?Carl Diem devised the idea for the X for the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin that was organized by the Nazi Party under the guidance of Joseph Goebbels. The process was ratified by the International Olympic Committee and has been repeated at all the Games that have followed.Adolf Hitler on X :"The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn't separate, but unites the combatants in understanding and respect. It also helps to connect the countries in the spirit of peace. That's why the Y should never die."(X and Y are similar, but not the same.)The Olympic Torch RelayAfter disagreements, the producer forced Bobby Farrell out. He began to tour using the same group name, because the producer had not registered it yet. On 30 December 2010, he was found dead in a hotel room in St. Petersburg due to some respiratory problems. In a strange case of life imitating art, his death was found to have occurred in the same city exactly on the 94th death anniversary of an individual who gave him (and his group) good reason to be famous. Gimme the guy and the group.Boney MRasputin
________ is a word found inAustronesian languagesmeaning power, effectiveness, or prestige.The exact semantics depends on the language, but is commonly used to represent a supernatural power or magic. The concept of __________ is a major one inPolynesianand other Pacific Island cultures. The concept of _______ was introduced in Europe by missionaryRobert Henry Codringtonin 1891.
However, we know this word because of its association with gaming. It was first introduced in 1974 (in the context that we know it in) by the release of Dungeons and Dragons, a classic roleplaying game. We now see the word in both roleplaying and video games.
WTGW?ManaInstead of _ _ _, the device releases the chemical compound allyl isothiocyanate (which gives horseradish, mustard, and wasabi their bite), and a red LED on the alarm also starts flashing when _ _ is detected.This product caters to a certain class of people for whom the conventional device is redundant. Which class of people, & what is this device?(Image on next slide.)
Smoke alarm for deaf people.In cricketing parlance, the word X is used to describe one of the stock deliveries of a left-arm spin bowler. It has its origins in a Test match played between the West Indies and England in the year 1933.Elliss "Puss" Achong, was a left-arm orthodox spinner, playing for the West Indies at the time. Achong is said to have had Walter Robins stumped off by a surprise delivery. As he walked back to the pavilion, Robins said to the umpire, "fancy being done by a bloody X !", leading to the popularity of the term in England, and subsequently, in the rest of the world. X?
Although often trivialized and made fun of, this problem is actually serious and can be fatal. The National Academies of Science's Institute of Medicine reported in July 2006 that this issue causes more than 7,000 deaths and 1.5 million injuries in the U.S. each year. In an attempt to mitigate the issue, there has been a push to switch to electronic/computerized methods, with a new program called NEPSI having been introduced recently. What is this problem?Doctors having bad handwritingIn 1859, Chesebrough went to the oil fields inTitusville, Pennsylvania, and learned of a residue called "rod wax" that had to be periodically removed from oil rig pumps. The oil workers had been using the substance to heal cuts and burns. Chesebrough took samples of the rod wax back to Brooklyn, extracted a usable product, and began manufacturing the medicinal product he called X. It is derived from the Germanfor water plus the Greek[elaion] (oil) plus a scientific-sounding ending.X was made by theChesebrough Manufacturing Companyuntil the company was purchased byUnileverin 1987. The other things now sold under the same brand name include skin creams, soaps, lotions, cleansers,deodorants etc.X?
This is what artist Arnold Skolnick had to say about the genesis of his magnum opus. "I was staying on Shelter Island off Long Island, and I was drawing catbirds all the time," he said. "It sat on a flute for a day, and I finally ended up putting it on a _____.The general public mistook the catbird for a dove, because it fit the theme better.What did he create?
FITB/what is the work of literature?The original title was Tomorrow is another Day, taken from its last line. It had many other proposed titles, such as Bugles Sang True, Not in Our Stars, and Tote the Weary Load.Its real title is taken from the following lines of poetry.I have forgot much, Cynara! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _,Flung roses, roses riotously with the throng,Dancing, to put thy pale, lost lilies out of mind...
Gone with the WindThe episode titles of this series all incorporate shades of red (crimson, scarlet, burgundy, carmine) or references to things that are red (blood, strawberries, cherries, etc.). This trend is followed until a certain episode (S06E08). Subsequent episode titles still contain names of colours, albeit ones that are not red or shades thereof (blue, gold, silver, etc.)
Which series, and why is that episode significant?Mentalist
End of the Red John story arc.During the innings break of a one-day International cricket match between England and New Zealand atWestpac Stadium in 2002, X entered and requested the crowd (which was around 25,000 individuals) to chant "Derbgoo, nashgshoo, derbgoo, dashshoo," which was being spelled out on the Diamond Vision screen. This was for a particular sequence in his 2002 project. X and what sequence?Peter JacksonWar cry of the 10,000 marching Uruk-Hai in LOTR-TT.Jackson Pollock was famous for his _ _ _ _ style of painting. (Image on the next slide). Some said that their splatter boards were better than his works, and others said that a trained chimpanzee could've done just as well.This style of painting earned him a nickname, bestowed upon him by Time Magazine in 1956, inspired by one of history's most infamous criminals.What's the nickname?
Jack the (D)ripper.On January 13, 1996, 9-year old _______ Hagerman was abducted while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas. The police, FBI and media were soon informed, and a search began. 4 days later, however, her body was found in a storm drainage ditch, and her killer was never found. The girls parents soon started lobbying for stricter laws against child sex offenders, and were involved in setting up various systems to help find abducted children in the USA.
How is this girl remembered today?AMBER AlertsThe majority of people are right-hand dominant and bladed weapons are traditionally carried on the left side of the body so the dominant hand can draw them.As a consequence, the British adopted a tradition to make sure that the sword always faces someone when a horseman draws his sword. In the 14th century, it was even sanctioned by Pope Boniface VIII who instructed all pilgrims headed to Rome. This practice is pretty common in countries with a British colonial past.In the late 18th century America, wagon driverswho drove large teams of animals to haul goods, would sit on the rear left animal in their draft team so that they could use their right arm to reach every animal in the team with their whip. Because they were seated on the rear left side, it was very difficult to see anything beyond the right side and of the wagon. Hence they adopted a tradition different from the British.What are we talking about?
Driving on the leftDriving on the rightBell Gothic was a font created in 1938 by Chauncey H. Griffith when he worked at the Mergenthaler Linotype Company.Bell Gothic was designed to be highly legible at small sizes, economical in its use of space (and hence paper), and reproduce well on uncoated, absorbent paper newsprint stock under less than optimal conditions.What purpose was Bell Gothic used for, specifically?
Phone books/Yellow Pages A peak in theManmadHills has become popularly known as the X Pahaar because of its striking resemblance to the identity of popular brand.In 1993, even though its market share was incomparable (85% then, 40% now) to that of Y or Z, Parle Agro (who owned X then) sold it to Y, tired of competing in the three way battle with these deep pocketed sugar daddies.In 2013, Parle Agro returned to the same market with W, a product which was 10 years in development. The product has been praised for its marketing . The adverts make references to the hip-hop montages in Darren Arronofskys Requiem for a Dream. Give us X, Y, Z and W. (part points for 3).
X-Thumbs UpY-Coca-ColaZ-PepsiW-Caf CubaThe Federal Communication Commissions servers crashed after angry customers voiced their displeasure over proposed measures that would violate net neutralityThe Society of Women Engineers racked up $25,000 in donations in 2 days, or about 15% of its typical annual collections.Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, announced that he would enact major limitations on civil forfeiture laws.
All of these are instances of the _____________ Effect, where the blank is a TV personality who highlighted the above issues on his show. FITB.John OliverThe first recorded signs of _______ arekenoslips from the ChineseHan Dynastybetween 205 and 187 BC. These are believed to have helped to finance major government projects like theGreat Wall of China. From the Chinese "The Book of Songs" (2nd millennium BC.) comes a reference to a game known as "the drawing of wood"In the 17th century it was quite usual in the Netherlands to organize _______ to collect money for the poor or in order to raise funds for all kinds of public usages. The _______ proved very popular and were hailed as a painless form oftaxation. In fact, the English word is derived from the Dutch noun for "fate.FITB.Lotteries
Created in March 1995 as the ISM&H, X received its current name in 2003. X is a common Hindu name, which in Sanskrit means 'long-life'. Originally under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, X was granted an elevation in November 2014, under the Modi Government.On a similar note, June 21 was declared as the International Y Day by the UN General Assembly in December 2014.X and Y are closely related. X & Y?
X AyushY Yoga
(Slightly shady.)Connect (finite, but by no means exhaustive):Anthropophagus, Baboons, Lubberscum, Vermicellis, Slubberdegullions, Polygraphs, Logarithms, Ostrogoth, Filibusters, Kleptomaniacs, Poltroons, Blunderbuss, Pachyrhizus, Whippersnapper.
Touched by His Noodly Appendage, a parody of Michelangelo'sThe Creation of Adam, is an iconic image of the FSM. The FSM is the god of a parody religion that is against the teaching of intelligent design (as opposed to evolution) in public schools. The movements name is a portmanteau of a generic food item and a religious movement (popularized by a maan) which claims Ethiopia as Zion . What is the parody movement?(Hint: An atheist in the movie Ship of Theseus wears a t-shirt based on this movement)
PastafarianismX originally dedicated Y to Napoleon Bonaparte, whom he believed embodied the democratic and anti-monarchical ideals (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) of the French Revolution.The work was originally titled Bonaparte.In 1806, it was titled, for a while, Sinfonia Y ... composta per festeggiare il sovvenire di un grande Uomo, which meant Heroic Symphony, Composed to celebrate the memory of a great man.X & Y?X BeethovenY Eroica
This company was incorporated on 29 December 1945 in Mumbai as Western India Vegetable Products Limited. It was initially set up as a manufacturer of vegetable and refined oils, a fact still reflected in the logo of the company. During the 1970s and 1980s, the company shifted its focus to a different field, for which it is primarily known today. Which company, one of Indias largest publicly traded companies?
X is an aquatic, serpentine Pokmon. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful Pokmon. This might explain why it was named after a certain entity(which like X , lacks something) known for its beauty. Give us the entity. (No points for X).
Venus De Milo -> Milotic
What significance in the field of science does the depicted colour (Cosmic Latte) have?
It is the average colour of the universe.The very first _____ was a Swedish concept, created in the 1970s in order to help the population at a time when food prices were very high. The version that is the most popular, however, was created in the USA. On hearing about its development, food industries realized that the _______ could adversely affect their profits, and hence lobbied hard to change it to suit their own needs resulting in the version we know today. The result of all that lobbying was an unhealthier version of the _______, as opposed to the one initially created by scientists.
The Wall Street Journal noted that obesity rates in America have steadily increased since the introduction of the ________, and while that is not the only cause, it is certainly one of the contributing factors.
________describes afolk talewith the associated implication thatsexual intercoursemight result in injury or worse for the man involved. Such folk stories are frequently told ascautionary taleswarning of the dangers of unknown women and to discouragerape.In Indian myth, Andhaka's son Adi, also anasura, takes the form of Parvati to seduce and kill Shiva with a ________ in order to avenge Andhaka (whom Shiva had slain earlier), but is also slain.It is also the subject of a cringeworthy 2007 horror-com.Suprisingly, there have been records of it to have occurred in the real world. Dermoid cystsare formed from the outer layers of embryonic skin cells. They burst and release cells which are capable of maturing into other structures . These are able to form anywhere the skin is, or where the skin folds inwards to become another organ. Dermoid cysts occur most commonly in the ovary.FITBVagina Dentata
InGreek mythology, the _______ was a bird consecrated toApollo, and was therefore considered a symbol of harmony and beauty. Aristotle noted that Xs are musical, singing chiefly at the approach of death, while remaining mute for most of their life before that.
This characteristic of ________ led to the origin of a phrase, meaning a final gesture or performance, given before dying or retirement. What phrase?Swan song