• She is Masoumeh Ebtekar,
an Iranian scientist, journalist and
politician who was the first
female Vice President of Iran.
• But her first claim to fame was her
role in something very
controversial in which she went by
the name “Mary”
• The claim to fame/Where have we
seen her more commonly?
This Nirvana song was originally titled "Hitchhiker", and later "Cracker", but was
renamed “X" sometime in 1989.
Krist Novoselic remembers Cobain writing “X” after reading a newspaper article
about the abduction, torture and rape in June 1987 of a 14-year-old girl by a
criminal called Gerald Arthur Friend.
X is a somewhat stereotypical name used to refer to parrots, with even the first
line of the lyrics mentioning a supposedly common phrase spoken by a parrot
bearing the name X.
These illustrations were done for the 1969 edition of which work of
fantasy literature, by which painter?
Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by Salvador Dali
It is a school of design established by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany in
1919, known for its designs of objects based on functionalism and simplicity, the
aesthetic of which was influenced by and derived from techniques and materials
employed especially in industrial fabrication and manufacture. It is now seen as
the eradication of ornament in favour of the austere beauty of the industrial
It is also the name of a font on MS Office.
• The person on the right is a
prominent magician and illusionist.
• We know him better in the form of
an alter ego, under the cover of
which, he has earned the ire of
several professional magicians.
• What title do we know him by?
• The Masked Magician.
• He got into trouble with the
magician community because of
his show “Breaking the
Magicians Code” in which he
exposed all the dirty little
secrets of the trade
His name is Val Valentino
A screenshot of Chris Hadfield who performed David Bowie’s Space Oddity in
space. Apparently even David Bowie was impressed by Hadfield’s version of his
song. So he responded to Hadfield’s video using twitter by quoting the title of
another famous song of his, which fit Chris Hadfield very aptly.
What song did Bowie mention in his tweet?
This is the first issue of a new project
bringing together comic pros,
storytellers and artists to create a timecapsule of the X protests. Each issue of
the anthology will tell individual stories
and explore broader themes inspired by
the months of protests that began in
fall of 2011.
The term XY politics usually refers to spending which is intended to
benefit constituents of a politician in return for their political support,
either in the form of campaign contributions or votes.
The term was popularized by a 1919 article in the National Municipal
Review, which reported on certain legislative acts known to members of
Congress as “XY bills". He claimed that the phrase originated in a pre-Civil
War practice of giving slaves a Y of salt X as a reward and requiring them to
compete among themselves to get their share of the handout.
This is the map of a fictional town situated in Massachusetts, though, when first
created it was described as an English town. It is the setting for a famous work in
horror literature. It is described as being in a horrendous state of decay, with many
of the buildings rotting and on the point of collapse. Name?
Lovecraft first used the name "Innsmouth" in his 1920 short story "Celephaïs”
(1920), where it refers to a fictional village in England. Lovecraft's more famous
Innsmouth, however, is found in his story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth“(1936),
set in Massachusetts.
The cover, produced by the legendary London-based design firm,
Hipgnosis, was shot on the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Aubrey
Powell, the Hipgnosis partner who actually designed the cover,
told Q magazine in 2003 that the concept was based on Arthur C. Clarke’s
novel Childhood’s End, where hundreds of millions of Earth’s children
gather together to be taken off into space.
Two kids, a brother and sister, were photographed over the course of ten
days at dawn and at dusk.
Which famous album cover?
The Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
This is the skeleton of a creature called Canis dirus which literally translates to
“fearsome dog”. It is an extinct carnivorous mammal of the genus Canis which
averaged about 1.5 m (4.9 ft) in length and weighed between 50 kg (110 lb)
and 79 kg (174 lb).
By what name do we more commonly know it?
Ensure is the brand name of liquid nutritional supplements manufactured by Abbott
Laboratories. It is generally used by athletes for calories, protein and vitamins etc.
However, Ensure is more (in)famous for its use in a very controversial place upon a
specific set of people, in a way which constitutes a human rights violation.
Where and on whom is Ensure used?
Ensure is used to force feed the detainees at Guantanamo Bay who are on
Apparently not allowing someone to continue a hunger strike constitutes a
human rights violation.
It has been often criticized for its use in situations in which it is not intended. Its
irreverent style is often at odds with a serious message, such as a "do not enter"
sign. For example in July 2012, when the discovery of the Higgs boson was
announced at CERN, the spokesperson of the ATLAS experiment used it in her
presentation of the results. In December 2012, Nobel laureate in physics, Serge
Haroche, used it in his Nobel lecture. In 2013, the Vatican used it for a web
publication of photos of Pope Benedict XVI, following his retirement.
A movement and a website called “Ban X” was conceived in 1999 by two graphic
designers, after an employer insisted that one of them use it in a children's
You don’t have to name the guy on the right. Just tell me whose
son he is. Disinherited for being gay.
His name is Ashwin
He is N Srinivasan’s son.
This phrase refers to a principle with broad application that is not intended to be
strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. It is an easily learned and easily
applied procedure for making some determination.
The earliest citation comes from J. Durham’s Heaven upon Earth, 1685, ii. 217:
"Many profest Christians are like to foolish builders, who build by guess, and by
____ __ _____."
It is thought to originate with wood workers who used the width of ‘something’
rather than rulers for measuring things, cementing its modern use as an imprecise
yet reliable and convenient standard.
At birth, his left eye was fixed shut; the doctors determined that the eye was
paralysed and that the condition was permanent. His parents took him to an eye
specialist, who suggested a muscle graft. He underwent five eye operations
before he was six years old. The last of these surgeries was botched, giving him
a drooping eyelid.
Which famous musician is this?
This famous artist, X, was a pretty big fan of WWF. He regularly frequented wrestling
shows at Madison Square Garden during the 1970s. He also appeared once on camera
at The War to Settle the Score, a WWF event that aired on MTV in 1985 in which Hulk
Hogan battled ”Rowdy” Roddy Piper in the main event.
Gene Okerlund was the man interviewing him and when asked about his impression, X
couldn’t muster very much apart from mumbling out a few phrases like “I’m speechless.”
“I just don’t know what to say.” “it’s the most exciting thing I have seen in my life” in the
most deadbeat manner possible, sounding thoroughly out of his depth. And, before you
know it, his one minute of professional wrestling fame was over.
This creation of this famous fictional character (dating 1851) was
inspired by real life happenings which resulted in the destruction of
more than twenty ships and failure of eighty more. The character’s
real life counterpart was named after this small island on the Pacific
ocean which shares its name with a kind of coffee.
Give me both-the name of the famous fictional character and the real
Mocha Dick was the real life
inspiration behind Moby Dick
When translated literally, this dish (X) means “sour cabbages” in German. It is made
by a process of pickling called lacto-fermentation. The cabbage is finely shredded,
layered with salt and left to ferment.
The part of the word which means cabbage, is a derogatory term for a German
soldier used by American and British soldiers in the First and second world war.
The stereotype of the X-eating German dates back long before this time, and can be
seen, for example, in Jules Verne's depiction of the evil German industrialist Schultz,
an avid X eater, in The Begum's Fortune.
Once upon a time, the Scandinavian god Baldur told his mother Frigga that he had a
premonition of death, whereupon Frigga extracted promises from every animal,
vegetable, and mineral that it would not harm her son. She overlooked only the
inconsequential X, a fact that came to the unfortunate attention of Loki, the god of
destruction. Loki promptly hustled over to where the other gods, were hurling spears
and whatnot at Baldur for the fun of seeing them swerve aside without harming him.
The pitiless Loki, however, shot an arrow of X, which fatally pierced Baldur's heart. The
Gods turned the plant over to Frigga to do with as she saw fit. Frigga hung up the X
and, to show she did not bear a grudge, declared that all who passed beneath it should
receive something which would be a token of love.
This is the supposed origin of which practice?
It all started back around 825 AD when a man named Abū Abdallāh Muḥammad
ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, wrote a book called “Kitab al-jabr wa almuqabalah”. This roughly translates to “Rules of Reintegration and Reduction”.
The name of which branch of mathematics comes from this?
Bonus question. Which word meaning “A precise set of rules specifying how to
solve some problem” comes from Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Mūsā alKhwārizmī ’s name?
Part 1-Algebra from al-jabr
Part 2 – Algorithm from al-Khwārizmī
A 1966 movie starring Charlton Heston
The name of the national capital of Sudan
The name of the only character in the film Godfather to be
It was the name of the horse that belonged to Jack Woltz in The Godfather.
Unlike his tough-as-nails guy persona, X has a got quite a taste for music. He
developed as a ragtime pianist early on, and in late 1959 he released a fulllength record called Rawhide's X Sings Cowboy Favorites.
His musical career hit its stride in later years, when he began composing music
for films like Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby, as well as Nolte's a Woman
(Love Theme from The Bridges of Madison County)".
Stage 1- Denial. "I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me.“
Stage 2- Anger — "Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; '"Who is to
Stage 3- Bargaining — "I'll do anything for a few more years."; "I will give my life savings
Stage 5- Acceptance — "It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for
The above is the Kubler-Ross Model, or the 5 stages of Grief. What have I left out in Stage 4,
shares its name with an economic concept. What?
X is a large cylindrical bag made of cloth(or other fabric) with
a drawstring closure at the top.
It is often used to carry luggage or sports equipment by people who travel in the
outdoors. X bags are also often used by military personnel.
The name comes from X, a town in Belgium where the thick cloth used to make
the bag originated. More recently, a X bag typically refers to the specific style of
bag, though the phrase may also be used to refer to any large generic holdall or
a bag made of thick fabric.
Some of its more unusual usages include-
Treating Wounds (acts both as a local anesthetic and disinfectant, so is perfect for treating
open blisters and other minor wounds. It's even great for treating aching teeth)
Removing odor from clothes
Solution for cleaning glasses
Removing sticky residue
Mouthwash (when combined with a few drops of cinnamon/spearmint)
Keeping flowers fresh
Removing dandruff (when combined with a teaspoon of rosemary)
What am I talking about?