Who is this Carlos Estevez?“I wanted to address the man, not thebullshit TV persona. So youre telling me,anytime someone calls me Carlos Estevez, Ican claim they are anti-Latino?”Carlos Estevez on Charles Levine
Answer : Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen’s real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez. The statement in the question is one of his attacks on Chuck Lorre (who’s real name is Charles Levine), the creator of Two & a half men.
• This English footballer shares his surname with one of the Beatles and his first name is the same as the middle name of Elvis Presley. Who?
Answer• Elvis ‘Aaron’ Presley• John ‘Lennon’• Aaron Lennon
• Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen & Rudolph are the nine _________.
• Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen & Rudolph are the nine reindeer of Santa Claus.• Initially Santa had 8 reindeer pulling his sleigh, but Rudolph was added later as the lead reindeer due to his glowing red nose.
• If you were to buy the whole of it, it would cost you NZ$ 5.80. But a perforated strip in the middle allows you to divide it into two parts. For William you would have to pay NZ$ 3.40. Kate is slightly cheaper at NZ$ 2.40.• What is being described in the paragraph?
Answer: A postal stamp• The Pacific island nation of Niue issued this stamp for the royal wedding. As Niue is dependant on New Zealand, the stamp was released by NZ post.• The stamp has been termed sexist due to the lesser price of Kate’s part. It has also been said that some people think that this an omen that the couple will separate in future.
(audience)• Axle, Bose Jefferson, Cydney Bass• Milwaukee John, Pearl McKurdy, Rhonda• Slim Jim, Teflon Mike Where would you find this group?
Den lille havfrue• To which celebrated writer is this monument dedicated?• Hint: Look at the woman’s feet closely.
Answer: Hans Christian Andersen• A famous Danish author and poet, Hans Christian Andersen is the creator of many famous stories including the Ugly Duckling, the Little Mermaid, the Tinderbox, and Thumbelina.• This statue of the Little Mermaid (Danish: Den lille havfrue) is located outside Copenhagen harbor.
• In the late 1950s and the 60s Chi Chi was the most famous of her types in the western world.• She was immortalised by Sir Peter Scott when he decided to make sketches of her the inspiration for a certain organisation. Which organisation?
Answer: The WWF• Chi Chi was a Giant Panda in the London zoo and was the inspiration for the WWF logo.
What?• Wikipedia describes it as ‘ a type of fantasy money issued in India as a means of helping to fight systemic political corruption’
Answers• The artwork- The Vitruvian Man• The artist- Leonardo Da Vinci• The inspiration- A Roman architect named Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
(audience)• is a professional cricketer. He is currently associated with England.• His mastery of the reverse sweep is quite well documented and is primarily attributed to his homeland’s national game of Hurling.• Who?
• It is present in the flags of Australia, NZ, Papua & New Guinea, Samoa and Brazil.• It is roughly the shape of a kite and is the smallest of the 88 constellations.• It was also very important in navigation and is comparable to the pole star.
Answer• The Southern Cross or the Crux• The Southern Hemisphere has no guiding star like the Pole star. Hence, navigators used this constellation as it always pointed towards the South.
Who?• He used a 1965 Jaguar. But, he suggested that the ideal model for him would be a hybrid of a Jaguar and a Mustang. This gave birth to the term Jagstang and has since been associated with him.
17 Answer: Kurt Cobain• He used a heavily modified 1965 Fender Jaguar as his primary guitar. He also had a few Japanese-made Fender Mustangs.• 17 years after his death, Fender has decided to launch a commemorative model.
What are X & Y?• For the last 6 years (in reverse chronological order):• Blaugrana• Nerazzurri• Blaugrana• ‘X’• Blaugrana• ‘Y’
Answer• X- Red Devils, Y- The Reds; Champion’s League winners• 2011- Barcelona- Blaugrana• 2010- Inter Milan -Nerazzurri• 2009- Barcelona- Blaugrana• 2008- Manchester United- Red Devils• 2007- Barcelona- Blaugrana• 2006- Liverpool- The Reds
• Recently the government of China, as per Chinese customs, decided to gift the City of Edinburgh two .• This practice (use of by China as diplomatic gifts) has a long history dating at least as far back as the seventh century Tang Dynasty, when Empress Wu Zetian sent a pair to the Japanese emperor.
Answer: Pandas• Beijing has decided to give Edinburgh zoo two Giant Pandas as a diplomatic gift to the UK.• This type of diplomacy is called ‘Panda diplomacy’ and has been used by China on previous occasions.
(audience)• What are the Aventador, the Gallardo, the Murcielago, the Diablo and the Reventon, other than famous Lamborghini car models?
Answer • They are all names of famous bulls from the bull- fighting world. • It is a tradition at Lamborghini to name cars like that. • The Countach is perhaps the only model ever not to have been named after a bull or anything related to bull-fighting.
CLUE : 2 This is Adriana Manuela RamonaJellinek. She made a lastingcontribution to the automobileindustry. What was it?
Answer• Adriana Manuela Ramona ‘Mercedes’ Jellinek gave her nickname to one of the most iconic brands in the automobile world.• Gotlieb Diamler thought that Daimler-Benz sounded too German and it wound sell in the rest of Europe. Hence, he named the brand after a board member’s daughter.
CLUE : 2 On completion of its construction, at 1776 ft., it will be the 2nd tallest skyscraper in the world. It is located in Lower Manhattan, NYC
Answer: One World Trade Center• That is what its official name is.• Also known as (colloquially) the ‘Freedom Tower’, this is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex.• Its height is 1,776 ft, same as the year of American independence (1776 A.D.)
CLUE : 2 Overseas Exchange Office claims to use a portion of all proceeds from the sale of these dollars to fund organizations seeking to undertake research and humanitarian projects They are not legal tender anywhere, but are issued as priceless collector items
Answer: Antarctican Dollars • They are not legal tender anywhere, but are issued as priceless collector items
CLUE : 2• It is one of the most famous streets in the world.• Some even call it ‘the most beautiful avenue in the world’.• It has an Egyptian Obelisk on its east end and a monument to commemorate Napoleon’s victories on the west end.• Since 1975, it has been the traditional end point of the Tour de France.
‘Le Champs Elysees’• The French call it ‘la plus belle avenue du le monde’ (the most beautiful avenue of the world).• It has the Obelisk of Luxor on the east end and the Arc de Triomphe on the west.
Answer• The Winklevoss twins (also known as the Winklevii), along with Divya Narendra, hired Mark Zuckerberg to help develop their social network, the HarvardConnection. It is from them that Zuckerberg stole the idea of Facebook.• They are also professional rowers, who have represented the USA at the Beijing Olympics.
ROUND THREERENEWED SHALL BE THE BLADE THAT WAS BROKEN
The winners of different categories of tour de France GREEN lanternYELLOW flower POLKA WHITE DOT lion
Answer• They all became political heads in countries other than that of their birth.• Hitler was from Austria• Golda Meir (former Israeli PM) was a Ukrainian immigrant.• Julia Gillard (PM of Australia) is Welsh by birth.
‘Cities in Germany’• Clockwise:• Hamburger- Hamburg• Berliner (a doughnut like pastry from Berlin)• Eau de Cologne (Fr: water of Cologne)• Frankfurter (the sausage inside the bread)• All these items originated from these cities and took their names.
NASA’s 5 original space shuttles which are retired ENDEAVOUR ATLANTIS DISCOVERY COLUMBIA CHALLENGER
Q. Connect• A was to be named Brooke. But his parents thought that it would be too girlish and thus modified his name.• B was named after a fictional character representing a passionate male lover, as a symbol of his parents love.• C’s name literally translates into the word ‘Cross’.• It is said that D’s middle name represents her father’s favorite number.
Answer: The Beckhams• These are all names of David & Victoria Beckham’s children.• A- Brooklyn (12 yrs)• B- Romeo (8 yrs)• C- Cruz (6); It is Spanish for cross.• D- Harper Seven (born 10th July 2011); She is named after a character in the famous children’s show ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’.
Answer: KBC • They all are or have been hosts of some version of KBC. • SRK (the third season) • Ganguly (the Bengali version) • Shatrughan Sinha (the Bhojpuri version).
ROUND FOURTHE CROWNLESS SHALL ONCE AGAIN BECOME THE KING
Sports India (audience 1)LiteratureMythology (audience 2) Biz World Entertainment
• This is a photo of a Thai drink called ‘Krating Daeng’. It is the inspiration for a very famous beverage brand. Which one? FORWARD
‘Red Bull’• ‘Krating Daeng’ was invented by Chaleo Yoovidhya as a Thai energy drink.• It was then modified as per western tastes by an Austrian Dietrich Mateschitz in 1987.• Krating Daeng is now sold in Thailand and other parts of Asia as ‘Red Bull Classic’. FORWARD
Answer: Anshu Jain • He is currently on the board of the Deutsche Bank and is set to become the CEO (joint CEO) of the Bank. He will be the 1st Indian to do so. FORWARD
This website was launched by an Indiannamed Puneet Agarwal but was banned bythe Indian government . The website isamong the top 100 sites visited in Indiaand 80% of the traffic is fromIndians…Name the site……. FORWARD
X is an Indian author whos debut work was asurprise bestseller, breaking into the top sellercharts within a week of its launch.He holds a management degree from the IndianInstitute of Management Calcutta. The firstvolume of the trilogy, had sold 175,000 copies byAugust 2011, when the sequel was released with100,000 copies out of which 80,000 copies werepre-ordered. The second edition of the book wasalready in print, even before the first edition wasreleased. Identify X. FORWARD
• Vampires are quite famously associated with bats.• But as per the original novel by Bram Stoker, into which animal does County Dracula turn into when he lands at Whitby, England? FORWARD
Answer• A big black Dog.• In Bram Stoker’s novel it was said that Count Dracula had transformed into a creature with an evil aura which resembled a big black dog.• There also instances of characters being attacked by a wolf, which is also presumed to be the Count. BACK
• As per Greek legend, he was born when his mother was impregnated by the Cretan bull. To keep him away from civilization his step- father, the King of Crete, commissioned a labyrinth for him.• Who or What?? FORWARD
Answer: Minotaur • The Minotaur had the body of a man but the head of a bull. • He fed on humans and hence his step- father Minos commissioned a Labyrinth for him. FORWARD
• ‘A’ is the God of thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, destruction, fertility, healing, and the protection of mankind.• His primary weapon, the Mjöllnir, was the indirect inspiration for the title of British band ‘B’s biography.• Name A, B and the biography FORWARD
‘Thor (A), Led Zeppelin (B) & the Hammer of the Gods’• Hammer of the Gods, written by Stephen Davis, is the best known biography of the English rock band Led Zeppelin.• The title of the book is taken from the band’s song ‘Immigrant Song’.• The hammer in the song is a reference to the Mjöllnir, the Norse god Thor’s hammer. BACK
IdentifyHint: They promised they would unite the weight division within thefamily FORWARD
Answer• The Klitschkos; Vitali (left) & Wladimir• They are the Ukrainian boxing champions who currently hold all the belts in the Heavyweight division.• Vitali is the current WBC champion• Wladimir is the reigning WBA, IBF, IBO, WBO & Ring magazine champion. FORWARD
What?• Last year, during the Men’s FIFA World Cup, they had only one of them stationed at Oberhausen.• This year, during the Women’s FIFA World Cup, there are 8 of them stationed at various German towns. (Germany is hosting this event) FORWARD
Answer: Oracle Octopus• Last year there was Paul, the psychic octopus.• This year, due to his death, Sea Life aquarium organised a competition to select his successor.• They chose 8 octopi at different Sea Life Centres across Germany. BACK
X?• ‘X’ on being offered a professional contract by Sir Matt Busby "I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves.”• Also ‘X’ turned down the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings, because he couldn’t understand the script. FORWARD
Answer: (Sir) Sean Connery• He considered the first instance one of the most intelligent decisions of his career.• Where as the second one was one of the stupidest as per him. FORWARD
The LGBT Pride flag• It is the symbol of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community.• The set of colours in flag (which are designed as in a rainbow) are the official colours of the community. BACK
Which famous institution’s motto literallytranslates to ‘Never tickle a sleeping drago FORWARD
10 Answer Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry• ‘Never tickle a sleeping dragon’ is the English equivalent of ‘Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus’. BACK
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