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Mastermind VIT 2013-14 Finals

  2. 2. Pounce and Bounce • 16 questions • Infinite Pounce • +10/-10 on Pounce • +10 on Bounce • Clockwise
  3. 3. 1. Long after the Mahabharata war was over, X was sitting in a jungle, when a hunter took the gemstone in his feet as eye of an animal and shot an arrow. When he came and saw X, he was shocked and asked for forgiveness. X smiled and said, “you need not repent, because you were Y in your last birth and I, as Z had killed you from behind a tree. I had to leave this body and was waiting for you, so that the karmic debt between you and me is finished. ” Gimme X, Y & Z.
  4. 4. filler
  5. 5. X – Krishna Y – Baali/Vaali Z - Rama
  6. 6. 2. • “Some of these language problems are trivial indeed. For instance, on both the WHATWG and W3C sites, the specification is sometimes called “_____ _____″ (with a space) and sometimes called “________″ (with no space). A standard should have a standard name. (Informed of this problem, Hixie has removed the space everywhere in the WHATWG version of the spec.)” • Fill in the Blank.
  7. 7. HTML5
  8. 8. 3. Id this dashing gentleman.
  9. 9. Pablo Picasso
  10. 10. 4. Article by Ranjith Ravindran of Sportskeeda comparing X & Y. Id. Comparing X and Y is like comparing Batman and Superman, the former was the hero the nation needed and the latter was the one it wanted. Everyone worships Superman but you cannot become a Superman and that’s the case with Y, you can only worship him and cannot be him. But with X, he stood there and showed that through hard work and dedication you can be a soldier with a sheer bloody-minded refusal of admitting defeat. He stood for the symbol which Batman fans term as “Batman can be anyone.”
  11. 11. X – Dravid Y - Tendulkar
  12. 12. 5. Using newspapers and magazines, this 66-year-old makes collages of paper figures to create certain scenes - such as the crowd at a football stadium. His latest exhibition was held at Manchester. We know his son who is a popular sporting figure. Id him or the son for part points. (more pics follow)
  13. 13. Bob van Persie
  14. 14. 6. Comparison of what?
  15. 15. Science & Nature
  16. 16. 7. What’s the good word? • X is the scent of rain on dry earth, or the scent of dust after rain. The word is constructed from Greek, meaning stone + the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. It is defined as "the distinctive scent which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell". • The term was coined in 1964 by two Australian researchers, Bear and Thomas, for an article in the journal Nature.
  17. 17. Petrichor
  18. 18. 8. Connect to a brand.
  19. 19. 9. • Dactylonomy varies between cultures and over time. • In UK and North America, it starts with the digitus secondus and moves till the digitus minimus and then the digitus primus is opened. • In Western Europe, it starts with the digitus primus and moves till digitus minimus. • What is Dactylonomy?
  20. 20. Finger Counting
  21. 21. 10. Id this female from the world of science.
  22. 22. Lisa Meitner
  23. 23. 11. Id this legend. Famous for her killer instinct and business-like approach, at times X displayed a sense of humour. During a tight 1995 Wimbledon match against Kimiko Date, she was serving when a man yelled out her name. Everyone, including X, laughed. Composing herself, she readied to serve when the man shouted “X! Will you marry me?" The fans burst into peals of laughter, and play was delayed for a couple of minutes. X readied to serve, tossed the ball, caught it, turned, and yelled to the man "How much money do you have?" X lost the set, but won the match.
  24. 24. Steffi Graf
  25. 25. 12. X? • In June 2012, it was announced that Imangi had teamed with Disney to promote the film X via a Temple Run-style game titled Temple Run: X. • Temple Run: X is set in the highlands of Scotland. The default character is Merida, and as in the original game, the objective is to keep running, avoiding the dangers along the way in an effort to achieve the longest time possible, while being chased by the demon bear, Mor'du. • The new feature for Temple Run: X is archery.
  26. 26. 13. Dare to FITB. • In folklore traced back to medieval legend, a ________ is a female demon or supernatural entity that appears in dreams, who takes the form of a human woman in order to seduce men, usually through sexual intercourse. Religious traditions hold that repeated intercourse with a _________ may result in the deterioration of health or even death. • In modern fictional representations, a ________ may or may not appear in dreams and is often depicted as a highly attractive seductress or enchantress; whereas, in the past, they were generally depicted as frightening and demonic. • In India the ________ is referred to as the seductress "Mohini". Described as a lone lady draped in a white Saree, with untied long hair, she generally is said to haunt lonely paths or roads. She is said to have died from torment by a male, and thus would seek revenge on any male.
  27. 27. Succubus
  28. 28. 14. FITB While the location of the ________________ was widely believed to be the city state of X (Modern Iraq), some archaeologists hold the actual position to be about 350 miles north of the supposed location, at Ninevah.
  29. 29. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  30. 30. 15. Escape From Taliban is a 2003 Indian film that was directed by Ujwal Chattopadhyaya. The film is based on the book X by Sushmita Banerjee, who fled Afghanistan in 1995 after six years of living there with her Afghan husband. During that time, the Taliban issued a death sentence for her because she refused to abide by their rule on converting to Islam. Banerjee was shot dead by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan in September 2013. Id the book X.
  31. 31. A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife
  32. 32. 16. Video This is a video of Novak Djokovic dancing to X’s song. Djokovic appears as X in the video. Fellow tennis player Viktor Troicki also appears in the video, and plays the role of Y, who featured in the original video. Gimme both X & Y.
  33. 33. Shakira & Nadal
  34. 34. • Actor is Johnny Depp. • The movies are Alice In Wonderland, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory,Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sweeney Todd and Rango.
  35. 35. 1)
  36. 36. 2)
  37. 37. 3)
  38. 38. 4)
  39. 39. 5)
  40. 40. • And the answers are
  41. 41. 1)
  42. 42. • Actor is Simon Pegg • Movies are: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek,Run Fatboy Run, Burke and Hare and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
  43. 43. 2)
  44. 44. • Actor is Jim Carrey • Movies are: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb & Dumber, Batman Forever, The Truman Show, Man On The Moon, Me, Myself & Irene, The Grinch and The Mask.
  45. 45. 3)
  46. 46. • Actor is Robert Downey Junior • Movies are: Tropic Thunder, Chaplin, Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.
  47. 47. 4)
  48. 48. • Actor is Jack Nicholson • Movies are: Batman, Easy Rider, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Chinatown and The Shining.
  49. 49. 5)
  50. 50. • Actor is Will Ferrell • Movies are : Austin Powers, Zoolander, Elf,Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro.
  51. 51. CHALLENGER THEME ROUND • Hadi explain rules please.
  52. 52. Gentlemen, pick your challenger and select your category • Americas • Oceania • Asia • Europe • Africa
  53. 53. Americas
  54. 54. Religion and Culture • Statements by X and its members. • Whatever righteous cause the Jewish victims of the 1930s–40s Nazi Holocaust had (probably minuscule, compared to the Jewish Holocausts against Middle Passage Blacks, African Americans and Christians— including the bloody persecution of X by Topeka Jews in the 1990s), has been drowned in sodomite semen. • X refers to Catholic priests as "vampires" and "Draculas" and talks of Catholic priests sucking semen out of male children's genitals like vampires suck blood from their victims. • X maintains a God Hates India webpage where they state "80% of India's population claim to practice Hinduism. Nuff said. A country full of idolatry inevitably results in a nation full of fags and fag-enablers, because that's what happens when you depart from the Living God!"
  55. 55. • Westboro Baptist Church
  56. 56. Entertainment • • • • • Is among the richest individuals in Hollywood. Is a supporter of the Democratic Party. He claims Richard Dreyfuss is his alter-ego. Godfather of Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow. Owns one of the largest gun collections on the East Coast. He shoots, but only privately. • Is of Hungarian descent, which explains his surname, coming from the Austrian city where his ancestors lived. • Is an excellent shot with a shotgun. Actor Shia LaBeouf once said about his shooting, "He's an Olympic shot. The hand-eye co-ordination of that man is unlike anything I've ever seen. If he weren't a great _______, he could be one of our greatest snipers". • American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. [1995]
  57. 57. • Steven Spielberg
  58. 58. Geography • Coffeyville, Kansas is the accidental one. • The launch of __________ in February 2005, has helped put Coffeyville on the map. • Lebanon, Kansas is the actual one. • In 1918, a scientific survey established it as the __________ of what was then the 48 contiguous states of the United States. • Funda?
  59. 59. • Coffeyville, Kansas is the default area of Google Maps and is centered upon. • Lebanon, Kansas is the actual center of the Contiguous United States.
  60. 60. Sports • The likelihood of Jim _______, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, and John _______, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, meeting each other in the 2012 Super Bowl seemed almost unbelievable. • In the end, it was older brother John _______ and his Baltimore Ravens who came out on top, hanging on for a 34-31 win over Jim _______ and his San Francisco 49ers in a Super Bowl that had everything.
  61. 61. Harbaugh
  62. 62. Oceania
  63. 63. Culture and Religion • Dame Nellie ____ was an Australian Operatic singer who had many dishes named after her including the Peach ____ and the _____ toast. • According to rumour, Nellie loved ice cream, but did not dare eat it often, believing it would affect her vocal cords. In Peach ____ the ice cream, being only one element in a whole, would not be as cold and thus not harm her vocal cords. FITB
  64. 64. Melba
  65. 65. Entertainment • “We all say we're going to quit occasionally... I'd like to have been more adventurous in my career. But it's a fascinating and not ignoble profession. No one lives more lives than the actor. Movie making is like geometry and I hated math. But this kind of jigsaw I relish. When I played Lord Nelson I worked the poop deck in his uniform. I got extraordinary shivers. Sometimes I felt like I was staring at my own coffin. I touched that character. There lies the madness. You can't fake it.” • Peter Finch said this a while before(think days, not hours) before winning the 1977 Academy Award for Best Actor. • X, also an Australian, is the only other person to have a certain achievement in an acting category. Name X.
  66. 66. • Heath Ledger, Posthumous Oscar
  67. 67. Geography • The original name of the island maybe different as there is no B in the Taihitian language. The name means first born. • It is currently a part of French Polynesia but was a US base during WWII. Even now, when most of the island’s economy comes from tourism which is mainly aqua-centric, it is possible to see cannons left over from the war. • Name the island.
  68. 68. • Bora Bora
  69. 69. Sports Leader: Ringa pakia! Slap the hands against the thighs! Uma tiraha! Puff out the chest. Turi whatia! Bend the knees! Hope whai ake! Let the hips follow! Waewae takahia kia kino! Stomp the feet as hard as you can! Leader: Ka mate, ka mate I die, I die, Team: Ka ora' Ka ora' I live, I live Leader: Ka mate, ka mate I die, I die, Team: Ka ora Ka ora " I live, I live, All: Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru This is the hairy man Nāna i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā ...Who caused the sun to shine again for me A Upane! Ka Upane! Up the ladder, Up the ladder Upane Kaupane" Up to the top Whiti te rā,! The sun shines! Hī! Rise!
  70. 70. Haka
  71. 71. Europe
  72. 72. Religion and Culture • The X Museum in Amsterdam, which holds the largest collection of the artist's work, announced last month about the discovery of the newly identified painting, a landscape titled "Sunset at Montmajour." • "A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the museum," the museum's director, Axel Ruger, said in a statement. • (extremely helpful pic follows)
  73. 73. Vincent Van Gogh
  74. 74. Entertainment • Where is my Gnome? was a series of viral marketing ads used by Travelocity in early 2004 created by the creative agency McKinney. • The ads consisted of a man named "Bill" looking for his garden gnome. On January 3, the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe had these ads on their publication. The ads were inspired by the travelling gnome prank. Since the initiation of the ad campaign, the "Roaming Gnome" has become the de facto mascot of Travelocity. • The concept of the roaming gnome and his international escapades dates back to the "traveling gnome prank" that began in the 1980s, later reflected in the 2001 French film X. • In the film, X's father finds that his lawn gnome has gone missing. In the mail, he will receive pictures of the gnome in exotic landmarks. • X?
  75. 75. • Amelie
  76. 76. Geography • A landlocked country surrounded only by other landlocked countries may be called a "doubly landlocked" country. A person in such a country has to cross at least two borders to reach a coastline. • There are only two such countries in the world. X and Uzbekistan. • There were no doubly landlocked countries in the world from the Unification of Germany in 1871 until the end of World War I. This is because Uzbekistan was part of the Russian Empire, and thus part of a country that was not landlocked; while X bordered AustriaHungary, a country which had an Adriatic coast until it was dissolved in 1918. Upon the dissolution of Austria-Hungary X became a doubly landlocked country. There were again no doubly landlocked countries from 1938 until the end of World War II, as Nazi Germany had incorporated Austria, which meant that X bordered a country with a coast. After World War II Austria regained its independence and X became doubly landlocked once more. • X has the highest GDP(PPP) in the world and the world’s lowest external debt and has a constitutional monarchy headed by a prince. Name X.
  77. 77. Liechenstein
  78. 78. Sports • Lasarte (1926-1935) • Pedralbes (1951, 1954) • Jarama & Montjuïc (1967-1975) • Jarama (1976-1981) • Jerez (1986-1990) • Barcelona (1991-present) • Valencia (2008-present) • Put funda/Connect
  79. 79. Spanish Grand Prix tracks
  80. 80. Asia
  81. 81. Religion & Culture • On 31 January 1950, the PPS to the then Prime Minister of India sent a letter to the X Deputation on behalf of the then Prime Minister, which reads as under: • "With reference to the deputation of certain representatives of the X, who met the Prime Minister on the 25 January 1950, I am desired to say that there is no cause whatever for the Xs to have any apprehensions regarding the future of their religion and community….It is clear therefore, there is no reason for thinking that X are considered to be Hindus. It is true that Xs in some ways closely linked to Hindus and have many customs in common, but there can be no doubt that they are a distinct religious community and constitution does not in any way affect this well recognized position.” • Dr. S Radhakrishnan writes, • “The Xs claim a great antiquity for their religion. Their earliest prophet was Rishabhdeva. Who is mentioned even in the Vishnu and Bhagawat Puranas as belonging to a very remote past. In the earliest Brahmanic literature are found traces of the existence of a religious Order.” • X?
  82. 82. Jain
  83. 83. Geography • An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, X's exceptionally symmetrical cone is snow-capped several months a year, is frequently depicted in art and photographs. It is one of the "Three Holy Mountains" along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku and was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22nd, 2013. • The mountain has been selected as a “cultural” rather than a “natural” heritage site. • The forest at the north west base of the mountain is named Aokigahara. Aokigahara is the world’s second most popular suicide location after San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. • X?
  84. 84. Mount Fuji
  85. 85. Entertainment • The screenplay was influenced by neorealist cinema like Vittorio de Sica's Bicycle Thieves, Jafar Panahi's Offside and Rosetta. The titular character is based on one of the director’s siblings’ child and the director’s childhood experiences. • "I decided I didn't want the film to carry a slogan and scream, but just to create a story where people can laugh and cry a little.” • The director had to often work from the back of a van and could therefore only communicate via a walkie-talkie and watch the actors on a monitor. "It made me realise the need to rehearse and to develop an understanding for each scene before we shot it.“ • Movie?
  86. 86. Wadjda, First Saudi film to be sent for Oscars
  87. 87. Sports • Indian badminton player. • trains at Hyderabad's Gopichand Badminton Academy and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest. • first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships. (India's first singles medal since Prakash Padukone won bronze in 1983) • Profiling her career, a correspondent with The Hindu wrote: • The fact that she reports on time at the coaching camps daily, travelling a distance of 56 km from her residence, is perhaps a reflection of her willingness to complete her desire to be a good badminton player with the required hard work and commitment.
  88. 88. PV Sindhu
  89. 89. Africa
  90. 90. Culture and Religion • In the 21 September 2013 Nairobi Mall Shooting the Islamist group alShabaab seperated the Muslims from the non-Muslims by asking them to recite the shahadah or asking them a question the answer to which would be Aminah bint Wahb. • What was the question they asked?
  91. 91. • What is the name of the Prophet’s mother?
  92. 92. Entertainment • X is an adaptation of the director’s short film Alive in Joburg. The setting and name of the movie is inspired by the locality shown in these photos.
  93. 93. • District 9
  94. 94. Geography • The X takes one of the most unusual routes of any major river, a boomerang shape that baffled European geographers for two millennia. • There are two countries that take their name from X one of which is named X. It is the country with the lowest HDI rank in the world. • Give X.
  95. 95. • Niger
  96. 96. Sports • X is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes. • The genus X was named in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus after the Greek god _______, who could change his form at will, because X have such a wide variety of forms. • The former South African Prime Minister and architect of apartheid, Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, had a dream to change the flag of South Africa to have in its center a leaping springbok antelope over a wreath of six X. • Connect X to the world of sports.
  97. 97. Protea – South African cricket team
  98. 98. AKELA BHEDIYA FINALS Dries 2 Anticlockwise
  99. 99. 1. 638 Ways to Kill X is a documentary film, which tells the story of some of the numerous attempts of the Central Intelligence Agency to kill X. The film reveals multiple methods of assassination, from exploding cigars to femmes fatales; a radio station rigged with gaseous LSD to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous fountain pen. The film also contains extensive material shot with Antonio Veciana, the exile who came close to killing X on three occasions over 17 years. All these men, the film reveals, were supported and funded by the United States government.
  100. 100. Fidel Castro
  101. 101. 2. The word originates from X-Spartan territory. The Spartans were known for their brusque speech. The best example is the reply when Philip of Macedon wrote to Spartan magistrates: "If I enter X, I will level Lacedaemon to the ground ". The Spartans' reply was "If". Give X, or the word it gave rise to.
  102. 102. X – Laconia Laconic
  103. 103. 3. This is an excerpt of an interview with a director about his movie. Identify the director and the movie Director: “It’s not about trying to figure out what is accurate and what is not. I mean, there’s no sound in space, for instance, but we use music to convey the story.” Interviewer: “There was also a loud explosion in the trailer.” Director: “Yes, but that’s just the trailer. I honour silence. The only sound you hear in space in the film is if, say, one of the characters is using a drill. X’s character would hear the drill through the vibrations through her hand. But vibration itself doesn’t transmit in space—you can only hear what our characters are interacting with. I thought about keeping everything in absolute silence. And then I realized I was just going to annoy the audience.”
  104. 104. Alfonso Cuaron and his movie Gravity
  105. 105. 4. Id X & Y X (also known as Conium) is a species of highly poisonous herbaceous flowering plants, known worldwide for its toxicity. In ancient Greece, X was used to poison condemned prisoners. The most famous victim of X poisoning is the philosopher Socrates. X is referred to in Shakespeare’s King Lear and Hamlet, Keats’ poem ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, 1986 film Top Gun, and a 1996 Star Trek: Voyager episode. Y is a wild plant with poisonous berries that Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark used to win the 74th Hunger Games. The berries are infamous for the lethal poisonous juices that are inside. The Y juice functions similarly to X and potassium cyanide. (pictures follow)
  106. 106. X – Hemlock Y - Nightlock
  107. 107. 5. The ______ Olympics hosted what has been described as both "the dirtiest race of all time" and "the greatest track event in history." Fill every yellowed blank. Or as Pitbull would say “Give me everything tonight” :p
  108. 108. 1988 Seoul Ben Johnson Carl Lewis
  109. 109. 6. Reuben Mattus invented the "Danish-sounding" name X as a tribute to Denmark's exemplary treatment of its Jews during the Second World War, and included an outline map of Denmark on early labels. The name, however, is not Danish, as Danish does not have the umlaut. Mattus felt that Denmark had a positive image in the U.S. and produced good quality dairy products. His daughter Doris Hurley reported in a documentary that her father sat at the kitchen table for hours saying nonsensical words until he came up with a combination he liked. The reason he chose this method was so that the name would be unique and original. Id the brand Mattus started.
  110. 110. 7. Map showing a statistic. What?
  111. 111. Most common surnames
  112. 112. 8. Id this famous manga series • X is a Japanese manga series set in a postapocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, using conventions of the cyberpunk genre to detail a saga of turmoil. • An eponymous animated film adaptation was released in 1988. • The film depicts a dystopian version of Tokyo in the year 2019. The plot focuses on teenage biker Tetsuo Shima and his psychic powers, and the leader of his biker gang, Shotaro Kaneda. • X was in news recently over the fact that it correctly predicted that the 2020 Olympics would be held in Tokyo.
  113. 113. The sign for the Olympic site that appears in the film reads: "147 Days Until the Tokyo Olympics." Under that, it reads, "With everyone's effort, let's make this a success."
  114. 114. 9. • In the 2013 transfer market after Ozil was sold to Arsenal, Perez commented on Ozil’s unprofessionalism and said he was behind girls. Many have drawn parallels to a similar situation that occurred in 2004 when this player was transferred from Real Madrid in 2004 and Perez commented: • “We will not miss X. His technique is average, he lacks the speed and skill to take the ball past opponents, and ninety percent of his distribution either goes backwards or sideways. He wasn't a header of the ball and he rarely passed the ball more than three metres. Younger players will arrive who will cause X to be forgotten.” • This made Zidane to remark: “Why put another layer of gold paint on the Bentley when you are losing the entire engine?” • Identify the player in qn.
  115. 115. Claude Makélelé. Such was his brilliance that the defensive midfielder role is also known as the Makélelé role.
  116. 116. 10. Conspiracy theory about whose death? • X's name is spelled wrong on his headstone. • X's coffin required several pall bearers because it weighed 900 pounds. Attendants of the funeral reported that the air around the coffin was rather cool. It is suspected that the coffin contained an air conditioning unit to keep a wax body cool - a wax body that was a replica of X designed to fool funeral-goers. • X was an 8th degree black belt whose hands were rough with calluses, yet the body in the coffin had hands that were soft and pudgy. • Two hours after X's death was announced publicly, a man who reportedly looked remarkably like X purchased a ticket for Buenos Aires, paid in cash, and used the name John Burrows: the same name X had used as an alias several times before. • Shortly after X's death, a masked singer by the name of Orion emerged on the scene. He was big like X, and he sang just like X. Because of the mask, no one could tell his true identity.
  117. 117. Elvis Presley
  118. 118. 11. Sometime in February 2013, Jane Fonda in an interview remarked: “I agree with someone who said, if they want to stoop to that, why not list all the penises we’ve seen?” This was in response to something that happened on 24th February 2013. What?
  119. 119. This was in response to Seth MacFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” song during the Oscars.
  120. 120. 12. • Ernesto Arturo Z was born in Mesa, Arizona on March 9, 1941. Z began getting in trouble when he was in grade school. Z's first criminal conviction was during his eighth grade year. The following year, he was convicted of burglary and sentenced to a year in reform school. He was arrested several times later on and served time in the Ohio and California state prisons. • On March 13, 1963, Z's truck was spotted and license plates recognized by the brother of a 17-year-old kidnapping and rape victim, Lois Ann Jameson . With his description of the car and a partial license plate number, two Phoenix police officers arrested Z, took him to the station house and placed him in a line up. • The ensuing case was known as Arizona vs. Z. Z’s name lives on in a context related to the circumstances he was part of and this context is used till today. • Identify Z or what is the context by which we better know him.
  121. 121. Z – Miranda Miranda Rights
  122. 122. 13. • Vienna, Austria. 1990. • A man weeps by a grave. He lowers his head and murmurs a few quiet words. • He sits awhile, glances intently at the writing on the headstone, he uses the palm of his hand to wipe away the dirt. His eyes glaze over with a look of hopelessness, almost pleading for something to happen. Nothing happens. • The man rises, turns and leaves. That night he gets his answer -- the curse lives on. • 1963, 1965, 1968, 1983, 1988, 1990 and 2013
  123. 123. The curse of Benfica Eusebio crying by Bela Guttman’s grave.
  124. 124. 14. • The official story goes that Harvey Keitel dropped out of Y because of a commitment to play Elvis Presley in "Graceland." Although AMK gave birth to an all together more colorful rumour to explain the departure. • (Abbas23315) wrote: >> I know how some people in this newsgroup feed off gossip concerning Z, so I thought I'd share this with you. This was handed down from a friend who heard it from someone in Keitel’s camp. During the shooting of Z, there was a scene where Keitel's character was masturbating behind X’s head. Keitel, being the method actor he is, actually jerked off and spewed his load in her hair. An upset Y approached the director and told him either Keitel goes, or I go. The story of Keitel sitting around London, bored with the director's slow schedule, was a cover for this embarrassing situation. • Give the movie Z.
  125. 125. Harvey Keitel in Eyes Wide Shut • X – Nicole Kidman • Y – Tom Cruise
  126. 126. 15. • Xs sold in Korea are equipped with a "timer knob" switch that turns them off after a set number of minutes. This is perceived as a life-saving function. • The Korea Consumer Protection Board (KCPB), a South Korean government-funded public agency, issued a consumer safety alert in 2006 warning that deaths due to Xs was among South Korea's five most common summer accidents or injuries, according to data they collected. • There is a conspiracy theory that the South Korean government created or perpetuated the myth as propaganda to curb the energy consumption of Korean households during the 1970s energy crisis
  127. 127. Electric Fans, Fan Death
  128. 128. 16. • "People today are documenting life around them in an entirely new way. They’re no longer just taking posed pictures of family and friends, but capturing memories and stories through the magic of photos or videos. Photography has become a natural part of our daily lives!“ • The company X made October 20th International Mobile Photography Day and are holding certain contests. • X?
  129. 129. Nokia, after Lumia 1020