Q. Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Musa al-Khwarizmi (stands for the person from Khwarizm) was a Persian scientist, mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. He was born in 780 A.D. and died around 840 A.D. He is often cited as "the father of algebra", which was named after a part of the title of his book, Hisab al-jabr w'al-muqabala. Although he wrote his works in Arabic, there are various guesses at his native language. What is he famous for inventing?
Q. Which famous album’s cover is this and what does it signify? 5+5
A. Coldplay – X&Y It is a graphical representation of the Baudot Code for X&Y .
It is a legendary sporting item. But it wasn’t always so revered, Bill Lawry used his while cleaning his pigeon's nest while Bill Ponsford was known to wear it to protect his hair while painting the fence in front of his house. Ian Chappell never kept any of his. Sir Donald Bradman’s, used during his final season in 1948 sold, in 2003 for A$425,000,
Q. He is the founder of the company “Wheels Of Zeus” which he started after quitting his first company he started in the 70’s. He has 4 patents to his name and is credited with the honor of being the second person on earth to have made a “Personal Computer”. He is worth US $3.6 billion and also has a programming language named after him. Who am I talking about?
Q. This couple finally wed after 67 years of courting. And left the bride’s best friend, who had a major crush on the groom, heart broken. This trio has influenced the American High School life since time immemorial. Who ?
Q. Botulinum toxin is a medication and a neurotoxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum . It is the most toxic protein known and a 100g of it can kill every single person living on earth. Yet it is used in minute doses to treat muscle spasms in some parts of the world despite its inherent toxicity. Lately however it has gained popularity due to a different reason altogether. Vanity. What is this drug commonly known as ?
Q. This band’s name was a tribute to “Buddy Holly” and “The Crickets”, their favorite singers, and for the first few months had many names such as “Johnny and the Moondogs” and “Long John”. Initially posing as students they played at various clubs in Hamburg and stayed on for 3 years because of the free drinks, drugs and sex that came along with it. Later on, due to jealousy issues, they got a new drummer and recorded their first album. Who ?
Ronaldo (PSV, Barcelona, Internazionale, Real Madrid, AC Milan). Bolo Zenden (PSV, Barcelona, Liverpool and Olympique Marseille). Pierre van Hooijdoink (Celtic, Nottingham Forest, Benfica and Feyenoord). Dean Saunders (Liverpool, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Benfica). Laurent Blanc (Barcelona, Marseille, Internazionale, Manchester United)
A. All of them have played for 5 European Cup winning clubs but they’ve never won it themselves.
Q. X is one of the largest BitTorrent index sites. It is a directory and search engine for many kinds of torrent files. The site is based in the Netherlands and started in January 2005. Visitors of X can anonymously upload torrents to this site, tracked by any BitTorrent tracker. X does not allow pornographic submissions nor do they log the IP addresses of visitors. The word ‘ X ’ ranked 9 on Google’s list of most queried terms in 2006. On May 28, 2008, X indicated that there have been over 5 billion downloads. Its current Alexa Ranking is 94, above TPB’s 106. Identify X .
NAME COMPETITION TIME(sec) Ronald Brinkmann (Germany) West German Championship 1982 19 Robert Pergl (Czechoslovakia) Czechoslovakian Championship 1982 17.02 Dan Knights (USA) World Championship 2003 16.71 Jess Bonde (Denmark) World Championship 2003 16.53 Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Winter competition 2004 15.07 Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Winter competition 2004 14.76 Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Spring competition 2004 13.93 Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Spring competition 2004 13.89 Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Spring competition 2004 12.11 Jean Pons (France) Dutch Open 2005 11.75 Leyan Lo (USA) Caltech Winter competition 2006 11.13 Toby Mao (USA) US Championship 2006 10.48 Edouard Chambon (France) Belgian Open 2007 10.36 Thibaut Jacquinot (France) Spanish Open 2007 9.86 Erik Akkersdijk (Netherlands) Dutch Open 2007 9.77 Ron van Bruchem (Netherlands) Dutch Championships 2007 9.55 Edouard Chambon (France) Murcia Open 2008 9.18 Yu Nakajima (Japan) Kashiwa Open 2008 8.72 Erik Akkersdijk (Netherlands) Czech Open 2008 7.08
A. List of Rubik’s Cube Speed Record holders down the years.
Q. X was the codename for a project conducted during World War II to develop the first atomic bomb. A movie named X was released in 1986 dealing with nukes. The band Rush also has a song named X . The popular game series Duke Nukem also has a version named X . Identify X .
Q. The X , is a laser-based inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research device located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. X uses powerful lasers to heat and compress a small amount of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place. X is the largest and most energetic ICF device built to date, and the first that is expected to reach the long-sought goal of "ignition", producing more energy than was put in to start the reaction. Identify X .
Q. Arthur Andersen LLP, based in Chicago, was once one of the "Big Five" accounting firms among PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young and KPMG, providing auditing, tax, and consulting services to large corporations. In 2002, the firm voluntarily surrendered its licenses to practice as Certified Public Accountants in the United States after being found guilty of criminal charges relating to the firm's handling of the auditing of X , resulting in the loss of 85,000 jobs. Although the verdict was subsequently overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States, it has not returned as a viable business. The former consultancy arm of the firm, now known as Y , which had split from the accountancy side in 1987 and renamed themselves after splitting from Andersen Worldwide in 2000, continues to operate. Identify X & Y
Q. What is the specialty of the 1992 cartoon movie “The Elf Who Saved Christmas”?
A. It is the only entry in IMDb to have a rating of 10.0 for such a long time.
Q. X came into existence on 27 January 1921 when the three Presidency Banks of colonial India, were reorganized and amalgamated to form a single banking entity. The three Presidency banks were the Bank of Bengal, established on 2 June 1806, the Bank of Bombay (incorporated on 15 April 1840) and the Bank of Madras (incorporated on 1 July 1843). The Reserve Bank of India, which is the central banking organization of India, in the year 1955, acquired a controlling interest in X and rechristened it as the State Bank of India on 30 April 1955 . Identify X.
<ul><li>MMRDA: Mumbai Metropolitan Road Development Authority </li></ul><ul><li>ADA: Anil Dhirubhai Ambani </li></ul><ul><li>MMOPL: Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>MRTS: Mass Rapid Transit System </li></ul><ul><li>VAG: Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar </li></ul>
Q. This 25 yr old Harvard graduate refused a US$ 750 million deal for his final-year-project-turned-business-venture. Later he refused a US$ 1 billion offer by Yahoo in 2006. The net worth of his venture is at present US$ 15 billion. Who am I talking about and what is his venture?
Q. This song was originally written about a freelance singer who describes his feelings about playing in an unknown restaurant just as a means of living. Later on it was covered by Metallica and the lyrics were interpreted as those of a stripper/prostitute who is a single mother. Identify the original singer and the name of the song.
X holds the record for the most "not outs" in test cricket - 61 times. His highest score, coincidentally, was 30 in both forms of the game. X also owns a restaurant in Jamaica called Cuddyz.
X is an electronic light gun accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) X allows players to aim at the television monitor and shoot various objects such as ducks, clay pigeons, targets, cowboys, or criminals, or other objects. Pulling the trigger emits a loud, characteristic noise akin to a combination of a high-tensile spring snapping and a mechanical "click".
"I have seen him in training and on the pitch. He is only 19 years of age and I think he can become one of the greatest players in the world” — England’s David Beckham "He has an incredible shot and great speed. In fact, he is twice as fast as a normal athlete." [ — Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti Which former Internacional player are Beckham and Ancelloti talking about?
X is a derogatory term used to describe unproven or fraudulent medical practices. Random House Dictionary describes a “ Y " as a "fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill" or "a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to have skill, knowledge, or qualifications he or she does not possess; a charlatan.
Name Net Worth ($billion) Age Residence Source Uncle Sam Infinite 232 Troy, New York Engraving, Taxes X 29.1 80 Y, U.S.A. Mining, Treasure Hunting Richie Rich 12.3 10 Richville , U.S.A. Inheritance, Conglomerates Gordon Gekko 8.5 44 New York, N.Y. Investments Jabba the Hutt 8.4 603 Tatooine Crime Ebenezer Scrooge 8.0 63 London, England Investments Bruce Wayne 7.8 32 Gotham City , U.S.A. Inheritance, Defense Thurston Howell III 7.5 60 Private Island, South Pacific Howell Industries Tony Stark 6.9 35 New York, N.Y. Inheritance, Defense Adrian "Ozymandias" Veidt 5.4 47 New York, N.Y. Marketing Jed Clampett 3.6 51 Beverly Hills, Calif. Oil & Gas, Banking Artemis Fowl II 1 15 Dublin, Ireland Inheritance, Crime C. Montgomery Burns 0.996 104 Springfield, U.S.A. Energy Mr. Monopoly 0.8 71 Atlantic City, N.J. Real Estate
Identify the common household item NASA engineers and astronauts have used X in the course of their work, including in some emergency situations. One such usage occurred in 1970, when the square carbon dioxide filters from Apollo 13's failed command module had to be modified to fit round receptacles in the lunar module, which was being used as a lifeboat after an explosion en route to the moon. A workaround was made using X and other items on board Apollo 13, with the ground crew relaying directions to the spacecraft and its crew. The lunar module CO 2 scrubbers started working again, saving the lives of the three astronauts on board.
Born in Porto Alegre, X joined Grêmio as a youth player and in 2004 he made his first appearance for the team, playing 5 Brazilian Série B games in the second half of the year, as well as playing in the 2005 Gaúcho State Championship in the first half. He earned himself iconic status by scoring the goal that lifted Grêmio back into Serie A in a promotion playoff against Nautico. This goal was particularly memorable because Grêmio only had seven players on the pitch at the time and had just seen the opposition have a penalty saved. The goal gave Grêmio a 1-0 victory in the most unlikely of circumstances. He joined Porto in December 2005 after only five first team appearances at a national level with Grêmio, and made his league debut on 5 March 2006. He would go on to represent his national team and win the prestigious European Cup after leaving Porto.
“ Since our birth in 1996 X have worked to deliver a fashion brand that stands apart from the urban uniform. The inspiration for the name X came from a 1950s government information film advising people of what to do in the event of a nuclear attack.”
Quackery is a derogatory term used to describe unproven or fraudulent medical practices. Random House Dictionary describes a " quack " as a "fraudulent or ignorant pretender to medical skill" or "a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to have skill, knowledge, or qualifications he or she does not possess; a charlatan.
Q. X is a 28 yr old actress who has won a Golden Globe award and has served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. As a student, X co-authored two research papers that were published in professional scientific journals. Her 1998 high school paper "A Simple Method To Demonstrate the Enzymatic Production of Hydrogen from Sugar" was entered in the Intel Science Talent Search. In 2002, she contributed to a study on memory called "Frontal Lobe Activation During Object Permanence" during her psychology studies at Harvard. Identify X.
A. All have made guest appearances on ‘the Simpsons’
A. Steven Gerrard. The others are all Premier League medal winners.
Kevin J. Skelton and Madyson A Reece received the first United States patent on "...an improved construction of the toy, commonly called a bandelore..." in 1866. [ However, the Y would remain in relative obscurity until 1928 when a Filipino American named Pedro Flores opened the Y Manufacturing Company in Santa Barbara, California. [ The business started with a dozen handmade toys; by November 1929, Flores was operating two additional factories in Los Angeles and Hollywood, which altogether employed 600 workers and produced 300,000 units daily.
X was first invented by a pharmacist name John Pemberton as a medicine to cure headaches. X can be used to help cure jellyfish stings. If you accidentally got gum in your hair , rinse it in X and the gum will come of very easily. X usually have the phrase “Original Formula” near the bottom of their cans/bottles, but it is not actually “original”, since in 1985, a portion of the sugar in X was removed and replaced by high fructose corn syrup, causing an altered taste as well as causing X to become unhealthy.
X are responsible for publishing the oldest club magazine in world football. X have a rich history and have won their domestic league 42 times and their domestic cup 34 times. But their achievements have been undermined by the fact that they compete regularly against poor teams such as Motherwell, Hamilton Academical and Inverness CT.
Q 42. Y (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the X series. X began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a radio play, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after his death. X has inspired many bands like Radiohead & Coldplay. Y was the person who named Pink Floyd’s album ‘The Division Bell’. Identify X & Y .
<ul><li>X - The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy </li></ul><ul><li>Y – Douglas Neil adams </li></ul>
A. To commemorate Michael Jackson’s Thriller which stayed on top of the National charts for 37 weeks
“ The candidates for the title of Worst Movie Ever Made make up an awfully crowded field, but if the time ever comes to hand out the Medal of Dishonor, X deserves to be on everybody’s short list. Compared to it, Plan 9 From Outer Space looks like Close Encounters of the Third Kind . To call it “atrocious” and “loathsome” is to pussyfoot around the truth….. If Phillips, Lucas and Moore are really set on careers in the movie business, maybe it’s time for them to try tearing tickets or pouring Cokes.” Which cult comedy is the critic Jim Lane talking about?
What first did British school teacher George Herbert Leigh Mallory allegedly achieve in 1924, without ever getting full credit? Records instead list a New Zealander to be the first man to achieve the same feat in 1953.
A. First person to successfully scale Mount Everest
<ul><li>Easter Island, Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Colo Colo beat Easter Island 4-0 </li></ul>
X ( born April 29, 1938) is an American former financier and convicted felon. X, who once served as a non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange, pled guilty to an 11-count criminal complaint, admitting to defrauding thousands of investors of billions of dollars. He was convicted of operating a scheme that has been called the largest investor fraud ever committed by a single person Federal prosecutors estimated client losses, which included fabricated gains, of almost $65 billion. [ On June 29, 2009, he was sentenced to 150 years in prison, the maximum allowed.
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The title of this UK show refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality.. The current judges are: record label owner and music executive Simon Cowell, pop singer and actress Dannii Minogue, music manager Louis Walsh, and Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole. The show turned into a world wide phenomenon giving Leona Lewis her big break in the process.
Megadeth – Time, the End I see _______ His eyes are on fire He holds my life And I see my time expire Beat the clock My head starts to spin Tick, tock I cant let time win
<ul><li>Chronos. </li></ul><ul><li>The Greek god of Time </li></ul>
A Nobel Peace Prize winner, In the 1990 Burmese general election, X won right to be Prime Minister, as leader of the winning National League for Democracy party, which won 59% of the vote and 394 of 492 seats. Tough Her subsequent detention by the military junta prevented her from assuming office. She has been in and out of custody ever since
Andy Wain, who was officiating a Sunday League game between Peterborough North End and Royal Mail AYL in 2005 lost his rag after hearing one too many complaints from the players. When North End's keeper Richard McGaffin began protesting that his team had been denied a free-kick in the build-up to a goal, Wain threw off his whistle, rushed over and eyeballed the keeper. In the end no blows were exchanged, but the game had to be abandoned because Wain did something quite unusual, almost unheard of in football. What did the ref do?