Fill in the blank and connect: Jack Nicholson 1989 Danny DeVito 1992 Michelle Pfeiffer 1992 Jim Carrey 1995 Tommy Lee Jones 1995 Arnold Schwarzenegger 1997 Uma Thurman 1997 Cilian Murphy 2005 Ken Watanabe 2005 _____________ 2008
HEATH LEDGER Batman Movie Villains
This footballer who is nicknamed Cannone Ceco (which means ________ Cannon) was called the _______ Zidane at the height of his career. To which the French replied – Not enough skill, too much hair! Who?
Pavel Nedved – The ‘supposed’ Czech Zidane
'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.‘ Significance?
PULP FICTION Jules' speech from Ezekiel 25:17
Mateja Kezman and Arjen Robben had a funny connection when they played together at PSV Eindhoven before they moved to Chelsea. Kezman picked up the name __________ (famous DC comics character) and the famous theme song from the TV show was played in the Philips Stadion whenever he scored. Robben’s name added an element to Kezman’s nickname and they were known as _________ & __________. What?
BATMAN and ROBBEN
X is a band formed in 2002 in Colorado by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins. They cite The Beatles as a songwriting inspiration and U2 as heavier influences on their music. Their hit single Y is the most legally downloaded song in US digital history with sales of over 4.3 million digital downloads in the US alone, thus going three times platinum. Identify X and Y.
X – One Republic Y - Apologize
_________ was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He learned that he had pancreatic cancer, in September of 2006. He gave an upbeat lecture entitled " The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams " on September 18, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular YouTube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller. He died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.
DR. RANDY PAUSCH
Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest Zoo in Germany, opened 1844. The first X was bought in 1857. In 1939, before World war II, Berlin Zoo kept over 4 000 mammals. But the Zoo became target for bombings, and also for ground war. The famous old X house was totally destroyed by bombings on 22 November 1943. Only 91 animals survived the war. During the next three years, Berlin Zoo had no X. But in 1950, the director Dr. Katharina Heinroth received the three year old Shanti, as a gift from Y. Identify X and Y
X – Elephant Y – Jawaharlal Nehru
HUGO WEAVING He acts as characters in all these movies: V in V for Vendetta Agent Smith in The Matrix Elrond in LOTR Voice of Megatron in Transformers
________ was written and composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, captain in the Engineering corps garrisoned in Strasbourg in 1792. It was originally entitled Hymne de Guerre Dédié au Maréchal de Luckner but was renamed after it was sung by troops from a particular city. It is closely linked with revolutions and its lyrics speak of bloody wars and citizens taking up arms. It is now one of the most recognized of its kind all over the world and has been used in such places like Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. What?
La Marseillaise The French National Anthem
X was born in Exeter, Devon, England, on March 2, 1977. He is the oldest of five children. He obtained a degree in Ancient World Studies from University College London, where he met future Y members Johnny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion. X is a huge fan of the 1980s Norwegian pop group A-ha as well as U2. X married his wife, actress Z, on December 5, 2003. The couple has two children famous for their unusual names. Their first child, a girl, is believed to have been named as a play on a well known cocktail.
X - Chris Martin Y - Coldplay Z – Gwyneth Paltrow Their childrens’ names are Apple Martin (Apple Martini) and Moses Martin.
In the first football World Cup Championships held in Uruguay in 1930 what were the footballs made of?
Monkey’s skulls wrapped in leather and paper.
An inscription on the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses when translated, told of his favourite drink. It was said to have contained a mixture of ingredients similar to sugar, caramel, caffeine, phosphoric acid, lime extract and vanilla among others. This prompted Ramses to be jokingly referred to as the _____________ Pharaoh. What?
Coca Cola Pharaoh. The ingredients were almost identical to the modern day recipe of Coke.
Why are they famous? Hint: They have a profound impact on our everyday lives.
Orkut Büyükkökten(founder of Orkut) and Mark Zuckerberg (founder of facebook)
During World War II, the United States wished to airdrop war propaganda into France. They invented a ingenious scheme which involved hiding the propaganda in the pages of a hopefully ‘less scrutinized’ publishing work. The plan was later scrapped due to a lack of material for the proposed airdrop due to rationing during the war. What publishing work had they planned to use?
PLAYBOY MAGAZINE The Propaganda was supposed to be hidden in the model’s turn ons and turn offs.
Set during the 1920s in Prohibition Era Chicago, a treasury agent named Eliot Ness is called upon to crack down on the illegal alcohol trafficking market run by organized crime like that run by X. X rules by getting his lackeys to do all of the dirty work, then bribing officials to look the other way. Ness assembles a team of men who cannot be "touched" by X's persuasion, but without any evidence of firt-hand wrong doing, only a tax evasion charge seems likely to stick. Too bad the witnesses are dying before they can go to court to prove it. Identify X. This is the Plot of which 1979 box office hit starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Robert De Niro as X?
X – Al Capone The Untouchables
X is 29 years old, has a wife,a child, a pet, a professor and a father in law. He also has his own television show. He loves to eat. His regular meal includes strawberries, green grapes, cherries, oranges, peaches, bananas, pears, apples. He also seems very good at puzzles, having spent all his life doing them. Eating is his way of getting out of hot spots. His life was inspired by a pizza with the first quarter eaten.
X is 29 years old, has a wife,a child, a pet, a professor and a father in law. He also has his own television show. He loves to eat. His regular meal includes strawberries, green grapes, cherries, oranges, peaches, bananas, pears, apples. He also seems very good at puzzles, having spent all his life doing them. Eating is his way of getting out of hot spots. His life was inspired by a pizza with the first quarter eaten. HINT: The following people really seem to not like him: Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Y
X – Pacman Y - Clyde
X was first performed by Y in 1977 in their album of the same name. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and won Y the Grammy for Record of the Year. It is rated by Rolling Stones Magazine as the 49 th greatest song of all time and the guitar solo is ranked as the 8 th best on Guitar Magazine’s Top 100 solos. X has been performed and parodied in many versions, the most successful being the performance by Y in 1994 rated better than the original with the inclusion of a Spanish influence and several percussion instruments including bongos as the most prominent. It rates as one of the best live performances of all time and features P and Q on the lead guitars and vocals, R on the keyboards and vocals and S on the drums, percussion and vocals. Identify X,Y,P,Q,R and S
X – Hotel California Y – The Eagles P – Don Felder Q – Joe Walsh R – Glenn Frey S – Don Henley
The village of Glod in Romania
Woman from Southern Dining Society
Animal Right Activists
The entire country of Kazakhstan
What is this list?
List of people offended by BORAT : Cultural Learnings of America for make benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
In the 1800s, British sailors took women along on extended voyages. When babies were born at sea, the mothers delivered them in a partitioned section of the gun deck. Because no one could be sure who the true fathers were these babies were jokingly referred to as something which later became a popular expletive. What?
Son of a Gun
László Cseh 0.02.32 France 0.00.08 Park Tae-Hwan 0.01.89 László Cseh 0.00.67 Russia 0.05.14 László Cseh 0.02.29 Milorad Čavić 0.00.01 Australia 0.00.70 What is this?
The swimmers and teams who came 2 nd after Michael Phelps when he won his 8 gold medals at Beijing and the difference in their times.
In which city would you find the following landmarks:
The Escobar International Airport
The Leaf Links Golf Course
The Fort Baxter Military Base
The Prawn Island Interglobal Film Studios
Hyman memorial stadium
Ocean Bay Marina
The Pole Position Gentleman’s Club
North Point Mall
Vice City of Grand Theft Auto fame.
This phrase was made popular by Al Pacino in his portrayal of Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade which won him his only Academy Award for Best Actor. The phrase was added to the English Dictionary and aside from the literal meaning also meant ‘ accurate and usually unexpected attack (as in words)’ The lines read: You , punk? Is that what you're doin'? Don't you ! You'll give me forty. Then you're gonna give me forty more. Then you're gonna pull K.P., the grease pit! I'll rub your NOSE in enlisted men's CRUD till you don't know WHICH END IS UP! YOU UNDERSTAND? What is the phrase?
Sharpshooting. You sharpshooting me, punk? Is that what you're doin'? Don't you sharpshoot me! You'll give me forty. Then you're gonna give me forty more. Then you're gonna pull K.P., the grease pit! I'll rub your NOSE in enlisted men's CRUD till you don't know WHICH END IS UP! YOU UNDERSTAND? Scent of a Woman - 1992
Father’s Day Ad for which Company?
The Beatles song X was never released as a single by the Fab Four but still managed to reach number one in the UK three times. Firstly for Y in 1968, then by Wet Wet Wet in 1988. Finally hitting the top spot for Sam and Mark in 2004. Y’s version was used as the opening theme song of the American television series The Wonder Years. It is believed to be an allusion to drug use. It is largely in the form of a conversation, in which the other three Beatles sing a question and Ringo answers. Ringo insisted on changing the first line of the song which originally was …………………….. Would you throw ripe tomatoes at me? He changed the lyric so that fans would not throw tomatoes at him should he perform it live.
X – With a little help from my friends Y – Joe Cocker
The founder of this company says in his autobiography that when they were starting a business to sell records by mail order, "one of the girls suggested: What about X? We're complete X's at business.” What is the company?
X are legendary sea monsters of gargantuan size, said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the beasts have made them common ocean-dwelling monsters in various fictional works including a very popular movie trilogy. The legend may actually have originated from sightings of real giant squid that are variously estimated to grow to 13–15 metres (40–50 feet) in length, including the tentacles. These creatures normally live at great depths, but have been sighted at the surface and reportedly have "attacked" ships.
The story of X, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II is a famous legend in Russian history. She was murdered with her family on July 17, 1918, by forces of the Bolshevik secret police. Persistent rumors of her possible escape circulated since her death, fueled by the fact that the mass grave which held the remains of the Tsar, his wife, and three daughters did not reveal the bodies of either X or Maria, her elder sister. In January 2008, Russian scientists announced the remains of charred bodies found near Ekaterinburg which completely disprove any notion of her survival. Several women have falsely claimed to have been X, the most notorious of whom was Anna Anderson who claimed to be the rightful heir to the dynasty. This plot has been made into a movie in 1956 and and animated version in 1997 by Twentieth Century Fox.
This famous company was named after a word invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book Gulliver's Travels. The ________s are primitive creatures obsessed with "pretty stones" they find by digging in mud, thus representing the distasteful materialism and ignorant elitism Swift encountered in Britain. Hence the term ________ has become synonymous with "cretin," "dinosaur," and "Neanderthal." The founders of the company claimed they named it so because they liked the word.
Mark David Chapman will forever be remembered for a certain event. Today he remains incarcerated at Attica State Prison where he has been for the last twenty eight years. Chapman has been widely associated with the book The Catcher in the Rye , which he carried with him at the time and claimed would explain his perspective. His life in leading up to that one momentous event were reenactments from the book. He has since admitted that what he did was wrong saying that ‘the large part of me is Holden Caulfield and the smaller part of me, the Devil’. What is his significant contribution to History?
The Assassination of John Lennon
Werner Heisenberg is credited with the invention of the __________________ which is a significant contribution to quantum mechanics. When he eventually died and was buried in 1976 his epitaph was made as a commemoration to his achievement. His epitaph read ‘ I lie somewhere over here’. What is his contribution?
Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
Mohammed Ali said that he adopted which practice from Gorgeous George, an otherwise mediocre TV wrestler, who used this technique and drew thousands of fans to arenas in their hopes to see him ‘lose’, and thus be 'shut up'? This technique was both criticized as being arrogant and ‘toying with the opponent’ as well as admired for living up to its promises.
Predicting the round in which he would beat his opponent.
Alexander Pope (made famous by the DaVinci Code) wrote the famous epitaph for Sir Isaac Newton’s tomb: "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; God said 'Let Newton be' and all was light." To this, Sir John Collings Squire later added "It did not last: the devil, shouting 'Ho. Let X be' restored the status quo.” Its all relative. Identify X.
P.T. Barnum once sent an agent to buy this hoping to use it as a circus attraction. When it arrived in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the public was not impressed and Barnum had to keep it hidden while he tried to decide how to recover some of the high cost. This incident led to the coining of which expression which means a rare possession which is a financial burden to maintain?
A White Elephant
Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous of his 30 + scientific journals was called the Codex Hammer. Its main topic is the movement of water. Among other things, Leonardo wrote about the flow of water in rivers, and how it is affected by different obstacles put in its way. From his observations he made recommendations about bridge construction and erosion. In 1994, this work was renamed as the Codex Leicester. It is now also famous for a particular record it holds by beating the then record holder ‘The Gospels of Henry the lion’ by a large margin. What is the record?
The most expensive book ever. It was bought by Bill Gates for $30.8 million
Chuck Wepner is a former heavyweight boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey. Nicknamed the Bayonne Bleeder, he learned boxing in the US Marine Corps. He was also the New Jersey State Heavyweight Boxing Champion. After losses to George Foreman and Sonny Liston, his career was said to be over. However, he made a comeback and in 1975 he would challenge Ali for the Heavyweight Title. Predicted to be an easy pushover, he went 15 rounds with Ali and even knocked the champion down before eventually losing in the final minutes. He had a career record of 35 wins (17 of which were knockouts), 14 losses, and 2 draws. How did Chuck Wepner become famous?
Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone watched the fight at home on television and was inspired to write the script for Rocky. ALI vs WEPNER
Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) Who?
Who you gonna call?
In the Godfather film trilogy a particular object was always witnessed somewhere in the scene right before a death was to take place Mafioso style. This object was present before Jack Wolz’s famous horse scene, was present on a billboard before Sonny’s death, was bought by the Don before he was shot, and was being held by both Don Vito and Michael at the time of their deaths. Francis Ford Coppola later stated that this was a referral to the term ‘having juice’ which meant being in power. What was the object?
Montague John Druitt – a Teacher Aaron Kosminski – a Homicidal Lunatic Michael Ostrog – a Supposed Russian Doctor George Chapman - a Barber ‘s Assistant Prince Albert – grandson of Queen Victoria These 5 men are connected to a dark secret of London’s History in the Whitechapel district which was never revealed. What was the connection?
The supposed suspects to the identity of Jack the Ripper, the most notorious serial killer in London history.
Flag of Jammu and Kashmir Article 370 gives it autonomous status and right to have its own flag