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1. ________ Van Der Heijden was a Belgian aristocrat turned art thief, who stole 7000000 Swiss Francs in 1954, and is most notable for the theft of seven Pierre-Auguste Renoir paintings from the Louvre in Paris, France in 1961. His theft of the art pieces serves as the inspiration for what?
2.In a survey online, it has been found that Americans, when they fill online forms, when asked for their ZIP code mostly fill up this number as default. What zip code and why? **
3.His father had moved to Dar-es-Salam in 1930. He stayed in Tanzania till 1967, working with Barclay’s Bank. En route to London, he visited his sister, the singer Kamal. He stayed in Mumbai and got involved in film making. Was an assistant to director Manoj Kumar. Directed and released his only Hindi film in 1978, which went on to become a cult classic. Identify the person and the film? **
5.In 1942 it was directed by Pashupati Chatterjee. In 1953, the most famous version was directed by Bimal Roy. In 1969, it was directed by Ajoy Kar. Who directed the most recent version?
6.At a certain Christie's auction, it had to install video links and additional telephone lines to accommodate the enormous crowds. The 'nose' went to an anonymous French bidder, who paid nearly $500,000. The $4 million raised that day was given to children's charities. What did the auction sell?
7.It was referred to as "Project Xenon" during it’s development. The official unveiling occurred on Thursday, May 12, 2005 on MTV in a program called MTV Presents: The Next Generation ____ ___ Revealed hosted by actor Elijah Wood with a musical performance by the band The Killers. It was also featured on the cover of Time magazine's May 23, 2005 issue. What is being referred to?
8. According to meteorologists the accurate scientific term used to describe cumulonimbuses which are observed above the height of 30,000ft and below 40,000ft is ____ ____. Fill in the blanks **
9.X was born in Bhopal (India) in 1850. He was the British Ambassador to Spain and USA. Some of his famous books are “An Autumn Tour in Western Persia” and “Nadir Shah”. X started something at Shimla in 1888 (something to do with sports) which is also named after him and is the oldest of its kind in the country. What did he start?
Answers 1. Thomas Crown Affair 2. 90210 (after Beverly Hills 90210) 3. Chandra Barot and Don 4. John Le Carre 5. Parineeta 6. Concorde 7. Xbox 360 8. Cloud Nine 9. Mortimer Durand, Durand Cup 10. Blair Witch Project