1.1<br /><ul><li>Recent research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Colorado recently found that a wind of 63 miles an hour, lasting for 12 hours, 75 miles north of the Suez reef and just south of the Mediterranean Sea would have exposed mud flats, creating a dry passage about 2 to 2.5 miles long and 3 miles wide and _____(multiple words)____.
What does this provide a possibly scientific explanation for?</li></li></ul><li>1.2<br /><ul><li>The Rhythm Devil X once said about Y that "Y is the Einstein, the Picasso; he is the highest form of rhythmic development on this planet.”
X collaborated with Z, Y's son, in multiple projects, most famous of which are Planet Drum (1991) and Global Drum (2007) both of which won Grammys, the latter winning it as recently as 2009.
Identify X, Y, Z.</li></li></ul><li>1.3<br /><ul><li>X coined the term Y as the title of a poem he included in his novel Z. The poem begins thus:
’Twasbrillig, and the slithytovesDid gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the borogoves,And the momerathsoutgrabe.
On a later occasion, X said that wocer is an Anglo-Saxon word for offspring or fruit.
Identify Y and its meaning.</li></li></ul><li>1.4<br /><ul><li>X's Y is an adaptation of the Italian writer Cinthio’stale, "Un Capitano Moor".
Z is the only named character in Cinthio's tale, with his few other characters identified only as "the Moor", "the squadron leader", "the ensign", and "the ensign's wife".
Y's most striking departure from the original is the manner of the heroine’s death.
In Y, the hero chokes Z to death, but in Cinthio, the Moor commissions his ensign to bludgeon her to death, each gruesome blow of which is described in detail. The ensign later gives testimony that gets the Moor convicted and exiled, and eventually killed by Y's relatives.
2.1<br /><ul><li> In Greek, X was known by the name Y, after which that age of human history is named.
In Roman times, it became known as Z because much of it was obtained from Cyprus.
From this, the phrase was simplified to ___________, hence the English __________.
Identify.</li></li></ul><li>2.2<br /><ul><li>One of the first references to X in modern times reads:
It is by _________ called the symbol of life. It is also called the 'handled _______,' or crux ansata. It represents the male triad and the female unit, under a decent form. There are few symbols more commonly met with in _________ art. In some remarkable sculptures, where the sun's rays are represented as terminating in hands, the offerings which these bring are many a crux ansata, emblematic of the truth that a fruitful union is a gift from the deity.
2.4<br /><ul><li>X was half-sister to, and personal assistant of ___________.
Eldest of her mother's five daughters and 31 at the time of her death, X came into the public eye when she was the victim of murder by shooting on September 14, 2003 in Compton, Los Angeles County, California, a town known for its history of gang violence. Her boyfriend was the intended victim.
3.1<br /><ul><li>All I do is track a profane route to something (I hope) profound. Like swimming a river of shit for a kiss.
The Bible gives me a deep, comforting sense that "things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.
Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.
"You ain't pretty enough to play me" </li></ul>- First words of X to Y, on the topic of Y refusing the role of X repeatedly.<br />
3.2<br /><ul><li>Really, what I was writing was just The Great Gatsby updated a little. It was "apostolic" fiction - where a surviving apostle tells the story of his hero. There are two men and a woman. And one man, the hero, is shot to death.
The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, X, came to me.
To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.
I ain't got no quarrel with the Vietcong. No Vietcong ever called me ______.</li></li></ul><li>3.3<br /><ul><li> ...bookstores were full of books like The Joy Luck Club and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and How to Make an American Quilt. These were all novels that presented a social model for women to be together. But there was no novel that presented a new social model for men to share their lives.
Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people.
Had I known that the Germans would not succeed in producing an atomic bomb, I would not have lifted a finger.
It will be a killa... and a chilla... and a ________... when I get the gorilla in _________!</li></li></ul><li>ROUND 4<br />Mega connect<br />
4.1<br /><ul><li>X is a name central to the Y universe.
In ancient Persian, X means heaven, which relates to the concept of X in the series.
X is also an anagram of Kolob, which, according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), is the name of the planet/star nearest the "throne of God".
Identify Y.</li></li></ul><li>4.2<br /><ul><li>A controversy erupted in 2005 after X openly criticized Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil, an anti-depressant, for recovery from postpartum depression after the birth of her first daughter.
X asserted that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and that psychiatry is a form of pseudoscience. Shields replied that she would not take advice from anyone who believed in ________.
In late August 2006, after X apologized in person to Shields for his comments, Shields said that she was impressed with how heartfelt the apology was.
However, X’s position on anti-depressants has not changed.
4.4<br /><ul><li>The X never used the Y that is, today, iconic as regards their representation. In fact, the Y would have been an inconvenience and probably even harmful in the close combat warfare that the X employed, as necessitated by their profession.
Another popular misconception regarding the X arises from the mistranslation of a phrase meaning “from the curved branches of skulls, i.e. from horns”as ex craniiseorum quos ceciderunt [from the skulls of those whom they had slain].
Who are the X?</li></li></ul><li>ROUND 5<br />Infinite bounce<br />
5.1<br /><ul><li>The name X comes from the earlyScandinavian settlers.
In the Icelandic sagas, it is said that Norwegian-born Y was exiled from Iceland for murder. He, along with his extended family and thralls, set out in ships to find a land rumored to lie to the _________. After settling there, he named the land X, supposedly in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers.
The southern portion of X is _____ in the summer.
Identify Y.</li></li></ul><li>5.2<br /><ul><li>George Shaw, who produced the first description of the animal in the Naturalist's Miscellany in 1799, stated that it was impossible not to entertain doubts as to its genuine nature.
The name X is Latin derived from Greek words meaning "flat foot". Shaw assigned it as a Linnaean genus name when he initially described it, but the term was quickly discovered to have already been used.
It was independently described as Ornithorhynchusparadoxus by Johann Blumenbach in 1800, and following the rules of priority of nomenclature it was later officially recognised as Ornithorhynchusanatinus.
Both parts of the scientific name refer to its most bizarre and out-of-place body part.</li></li></ul><li>5.3<br /><ul><li>An X connection is any method of assembling of two or more component parts with mutually complementing shapes that, with some imagination, resembles the physical connection during X.
In such connections one of the two components acts as ________ and the other as ___________, although more complex relationships exist.
Any electrical connector, bolted joint, and jigsaw puzzle is an example of assembling based on X connection.
Fill in the blanks.</li></li></ul><li>5.4<br /><ul><li>"... I shall conclude this with my own Character, which (one would think) I should be best able to give. Know then, That I am an Enemy to Vice, and a Friend to Vertue. I am one of an extensive Charity, and a great Forgiver of private Injuries: A hearty Lover of the Clergy and all good Men, and a mortal Enemy to arbitrary Government & unlimited Power. I am naturally very jealous for the Rights and Liberties of my Country; & the least appearance of an Incroachment on those invaluable Priviledges [sic], is apt to make my Blood boil exceedingly. I have likewise a natural Inclination to observe and reprove the Faults of others, at which I have an excellent Faculty. I speak this by Way of Warning to all such whose Offences shall come under my Cognizance, for I never intend to wrap my Talent in a Napkin. To be brief; I am courteous and affable, good-humour'd (unless I am first provok'd,) and handsome, and sometimes witty...“
This is the conclusion of X’s introduction as presented to the public on April 16, 1722. Who is X?</li></li></ul><li>Thank you<br />GOOD NIGHT!<br />