The criteria for winning the X prize include the artworks "humanistic character andcontribution to cultural, national, language and religious tolerance, its existential,timeless character, its generally human validity and its ability to hand over atestimony about our times." The award is disrespectful to X’s memory according tosome people. Ideally, the recipient should not know what the prize is and why it isgiven to him.
The title of a famous movie derives from Leon Trotskys last testament; while in exilein Mexico, expecting to die shortly from high blood pressure (or from agents loyal tohis rival Joseph Stalin), Trotsky wrote,"Natasha has just come up to the window from the courtyard and opened it wider sothat the air may enter more freely into my room. I can see the bright green strip ofgrass beneath the wall, and the clear blue sky above the wall, and sunlighteverywhere. ___ __ ________. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil,oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full."
The X device was an unshielded, pulsed nuclear reactor originally situated at the LosAlamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico, U.S. It was one of a number ofcriticality devices within Technical Area 18 (TA-18). Specifically, it was used to producebursts of neutrons and gamma rays for irradiating test samples, and inspireddevelopment of X-like reactors. It received its name from Otto Frisch, who called it Xbecause it was naked and unshielded.
The morning of that day, a Friday, Shankar, Chadda and tabla maestro Allah Rukhahuddled with other musicians in a shed, waiting for their helicopter. “There werechickens there, and this guy was chasing the chickens. Then, in the helicopter he satin front of me and started pulling hair out of his chest,” Chadda says.“I asked Raviji what was going on and he said,”Pagal aadmi hai, maja dekho.””Who is this ‘pagal aadmi?’
“Steve Jobs the pioneer of computer as a jail made cool designed to sever foolsfrom their freedom has died.As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington once said of the corrupt former MayorDaly “I’m not glad he’s dead but I am glad he’s gone.” Nobody deserves to die-notJobs not Bill, not even people guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deservethe end of Jobs’ malign influence on people’s computing.Unfortunately that influence continues despite his absence. We can only hopehis successors, as they attempt to carry on his legacy, will be less effective.”This is X’s eulogy after Jobs’ death. X?
Thích Quảng Đức was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, who burnt himselfin Saigon in 1963. The monk was protesting President Ngô ĐìnhDiệms administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion. The photograph drewinternational attention and persuaded U.S. President John F. Kennedy to withdrawsupport for Ngô Đình Diệms government. It was taken by AssociatedPress correspondent Malcolm Browne; a similar photograph earned the awardof World Press Photo of the Year in 1963. How has the picture been immortalized inpop culture?
This political cartoon refers to Lord Derbys comment that Disraeli was taking a‘_____ __ ___ ____ when he sponsored the second Reform Act - which heconsidered an astute political move. By using popular support for reform tointroduce a Bill extending the vote to urban working-class electors, he believedthe Tories would stand to gain in subsequent elections.
Charles Davis, a scientist turned statistician, conducted a research in 2008. In theresearch it was found that on the eight day of the fifth test in 1928-29 there are someruns allotted wrongly to Jack Ryder. “There is no doubt that a recording error ofsome kind has occurred. So where do these runs belong?” is what Davis was asking.A couple of unlikely explanations offered by Davis were that the runs were actuallyscored by Ryder and that these runs weren’t actually scored at all.If Davis’ most plausible explanation were to be true then what would happen?
Davis said that Bradman scoredthe missing four runs. Thatwould have made Bradman’sfinal batting test average 100!
Opening Statement of Nicholas J. McSlick of Fairweather, Winters, andSummers, Attorney for_____:The plaintiff, X, has filed a lawsuit against, my client, the ____ sounding in tortfor products liability alleging that _____., was negligent, reckless, and placedproducts into the stream of commerce through its mail order catalogues. X alsoalleges strict products liability, breach of warranty, breach of warranty ofmerchantability, and that the products were not fit for their intended use. Xseeks the outrageous sum of twenty one million seven hundred fifty thousanddollars for general compensatory damages and attorney’s fees, and anadditional seventeen million dollars in punitive or exemplary damagesalleging____acted in reckless disregard for plaintiffs safety.Furthermore, we will show by a preponderance of the evidence that plaintiff Xis a malingerer and a fraud and at no time has he ever sustained any permanentinjury whatsoever.Although, X represents himself as a self-employed-professional, to wit: apredator, we will prove through films that X is a rich, playboy, cartoonstar/actor. We will view videotaped footage wherein the X after sufferingseemingly horrendous, grotesque, debilitating and life threatening injuries, isseen no more than 30 seconds later totally uninjured and unscathed.We had Mr. X examined by an independent medical doctor, one Dr. S. BrandonQuackmeister, who will testify that none of the plaintiffs claimed injuries arepermanent. X has not had any residual pain symptoms since that allegedincidents.In truth and in fact, ladies and gentlemen, the claims of the plaintiff Mr.X are
The term "______" originated during the Mexican-American War, whereMexican civilians would supposedly use it to express their opinion of X-coated American soldiers ("X,Y!") This despite the fact that the US Armydidnt have X uniforms until the 1940s. (It comes from a Spanish version ofa medieval Latin phrase denoting unintelligibility, which also spawned ourShakespeare-imported "its all Greek to me".)
According to the Oxford University Quiz Society, _________ ___________ is anaffliction suffered by regular question setters, who cannot read a book or watch atelevision program without looking for possible question subjects. An obvioussymptom is the frequent utterance of "That would make a good question…"
X was a member of the San Tribe commonly known as Y. He didn’t know his exactage and before appearing in the films he had little experience of typical “modern”living. He was unaware of paper money and evidently, he allowed his first earningsfrom Z to literally blow away in the wind. Give me X,Y,Z. Y and Z fetches half and Xfetches half points..
X and Y got married on 14th August 1942. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was to attend theirwedding but got arrested a day earlier for supporting Gandhi’s Quit IndiaMovement. X had been acting on the stage in different parts of India and puttingup plays for jails inmates, including at Ferozepore jail. After staging a play, X stayedon to watch an execution as well. In other fronts, X has also appeared on thefamous series Mind Your Language in 1978. Y was a young scientist, painter anddancer from Indore, eight years X’s junior. Give X and Y.
X’s brother, Y is portrayed to be extremely intelligent but a devious old man.As per legend, on the advice of astrologers, to avert a calamity it was said thatX was married to a goat before getting married to Z. And the goat had beensacrificed promptly thereafter. Technically, this made X a widow and Z hersecond husband. Many years later when her husband Z learns about thistruth, shocked and enraged, Z puts X’s entire family, including King M inprison. In prison, they were served just one fistful of rice every day. Realizingthat this was an elaborate plan to starve them to death, X’s father declaredthat none but his youngest son would eat the sparse food being served, so thatat least one amongst them would survive to avenge the death of the rest. Theyoungest son of king M was Y. He survived and swore not to rest until theentire kingdom is destroyed.
Sportsmen/women to have been named after other sportsmen/women
The concept of X predated Apollo, with a 1952–1954 series in ColliersWeekly magazine by Wernher von Braun and others, "Man Will Conquer SpaceSoon!" In this, von Braun, who had come to America from Germanyunder Operation Paperclip and was a leader at the Army Ballistic Missile Agency,described a six-week stay on the Moon, featuring 10-ton tractor trailers for movingsupplies. The X was a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon inthe last three missions of the American Apollo program during 1971 and 1972. Itwas popularly known as the Y, a play on the phrase "_____ _____”
On 5 July 1799, a Friday evening at 7 oclock, a man was arrested at the MansionHouse, London, and sent to the Poultry Compter. He confirmed that he hadaccepted a wager of 10 guineas. The first recorded incident of X by a college studentin the United States occurred in 1804 at Washington College (now Washington andLee University) when senior George William Crump was arrested “X” in Lexington,Virginia, where the university is located. During The Weather Channel coverageof Hurricane Irene, showed many cases of X. Now X is popular in various fieldsports.
X is a streetwise, 11-year-old Calcutta orphan, who becomes the adopted son ofY. Rarely depicted without his bejeweled turban and Nehru jacket, he is proficientin judo, which he learned from an American Marine. The seventh son of a seventhson, X seems to possess mystical powers (including snake charming, levitation,magic, and hypnotism) which may or may not be attributed to parlor trickery. TheZ family meet X while Y is lecturing at Calcutta University; he saves Ys life (byblocking a thrown knife intended for the doctor with a basket lid) and issubsequently adopted into the Z family. Later, X is revealed to be an Indian prince,and is given the last name Singh.
In a study by Nicolas Guéguen and Céline Jacob it was found that adopting thispsychological marketing technique led to an increase in the amount of purchasingby women customers. Interestingly, they also concluded that this strategy does notonly increase the number of buyers, but also increases the number of sales fromthose who already buy. Another explanation for adopting this technique was as ananti-theft measure; forcing store clerks to ring up orders and open cash drawersrather than just pocketing the money. What is this marketing technique?
Charging one cent less. Forexample, pricing a product 99cents instead of $1.
In 1992, Ernest Hemingway’s sons formed Hemingway Ltd. to licensethe use of his name, image and signature. The brothers soon cameunder fire when one of the first items they authorized was aHemingway shotgun. (Hemingway had used a double barrelled 12-gauge English shotgun to commit suicide) They protested that theirfather really had loved such a gun. Sometime later, they werecriticized again, this time for licensing a $600 limited edition MontBlanc fountain pen. Why?
Hemingway never used a pen. Heonly used pencils.
A popular myth states that Gurkha soldiers, fighting for Britain in WWI, in thepitch dark nights in trenches, crawled along the ground, feeling the___ of thesoldiers they encountered. British soldiers employed straight or bar-____, whileJapanese troops employed a criss-cross one. Criss-cross ones could thereforemean the difference between life and death. The importance of correct____ wasthus emphasized by the British.
The first known incident of this kind was a 1575 Mexican ecclesiastical councildecree that forbid the use of____ in any church in Mexico and Spanish colonies inthe Carribean.The Ottoman ruler Murad IV prohibited _____in his empire in 1633.Pope Urban VII in particular threatened to excommunicate anyone who took ___inthe porch of or inside a church.The first modern incident was imposed by the Nazi Party in every Germanuniversity, post office, military hospital and Nazi party office, under orders fromAdolf Hitler.What?
Probably Mother Teresa’s most vocal and ferocious opponent, X has described her as a“political opportunist who adopted the guise of a saint in order to raise money andspread an extreme religious ideology.” X condemned Teresa for having usedcontributions to open convents in 150 countries rather than establishing the teachinghospital toward which her donors expected her to apply their gifts. He claimed thatTeresa was no "friend to the poor," and that she opposed structural measures to endpoverty, particularly those that would raise the status of women. He argued she was atool by which the Catholic Church furthered its political and theological aims, and thecult of personality that she developed was used by politicians, dictators and bankers togain credibility and assuage guilt.
Jack Warner spoke of the "magic quality that transformed this sometimes blandand not beautiful little girl into a great artist”. In 1962 she became the first personto secure ten Academy Award nominations for acting. She attracted a following inthe gay subculture and was frequently imitated by female impersonators suchas Tracey Lee and Charles Pierce. Among the film roles offered to X following herreturn to film making was Rose Sayer in The African Queen (1951). Wheninformed that the film was to be made in Africa, X refused the part, telling JackWarner, "If you cant shoot the picture in a boat on the back lot, then Im notinterested." Katharine Hepburn played the role.
The 1939 movie Jesse James starring Henry Fonda as the outlaw became notoriousafter the death of a horse on its sets. What started as a result of it?
The disclaimer: “ No animals wereharmed in the making of this film” wasintroduced in movies after this because ahorse was killed during this movie’smaking.
In his short career, Duncan Edwards amassed 177 club appearances and 18 caps forcountry. The origin of X lies in the song intended to insult Duncan Edwards.West Brom fans started this: "Duncan Edwards is ______, rotting in his grave, manyou are ______- rotting in your grave".There was a brawl up on the old Scoreboard End in 1964-65 season when the WestBromwich Albion fans sang. A big battle took place with the home fans thatoutnumbered the visiting ones and hammered them. Liverpool and Leeds fanscopied this with their own versions.
The origin of the term ‘ManU’being used as an insult.
Xand Y were sharing a small room. The evening before the incident theywere at a Cafe drinking absinthe, a known epileptogenic drink that is nowillegal. For no apparent reason X picked up his absinthe and threw it at Y.The next day he couldnt remember having done it. Y told him he was goingto go elsewhere, which upset X. Y went out for a walk..."Going to his mirror and taking up his razor, X began to shave the edges ofhis ruddy beard. Just then, he told the doctor, he heard a disembodied voicecommanding him to kill Y. In Reys (the doctors) opinion, X was having aseizure.At around midnight X took a package to a brothel Y frequented. There he leftthe package at the door of a prostitute with a note saying it was for‘keepsake.’ The prostitute on opening the package lost consciousness .What happened?
British book seller W.H. Smith said that he sold a merehundred copies of the book in mid January 1989.However, following ‘the incident’, the book flew off theshelves. In America it sold an "unprecedented" fivetimes more copies than the number twobook, Star by Danielle Steel, selling more than 750,000copies of the book by May 1989.B. Dalton, a bookstore chain, had initially chosen not tosell copies of the book. But considering public popularityafter ‘the incident’ they had to stock. Within a year, thebook was Viking’s all time best seller.Don’t give me the book. Give me ‘the incident.’
X is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on thesouth bank of the River Thames, South London. The stationcomprises two individual power stations, built in two stages inthe form of a single building. The station ceased generatingelectricity in 1983, but over the past 50 years it has become one ofthe best known landmarks in London. Pop culture funda?