Chang and Eng Bunker (1811–1874) were Thai brothers born in X. They traveled with P.T. Barnum's circus for many years and were billed as the Y. Due to the brothers' fame and the rarity of their condition, Y came to be used as a synonym for Z. X, Y & Z?
X are criminal acts that are modeled on previous crimes that have been reported in the media.
Y is defined as a duplication of a suicide that the person attempting suicide knows about either from local knowledge or due to accounts or depictions of the original suicide on television and in other media.
Z refers to the tendency of sensational publicity about violent murders or suicides to result in more of the same through imitation.
The Five Lost Hitchcocks These films were unavailable for decades because their rights were bought back by Alfred Hitchcock and left as part of his legacy to his daughter. They were re-released in theatres around 1984 after a 30-year absence.
Momofuku Ando is the founder and chairman of a famous company. He is credited with the invention of X during the post-WW-II era. X is a popular commodity across the globe, and the story of its invention is mentioned in all its covers.
In December 1981, Dr. James Naismith, invented an indoor-game to keep his students at YMCA fit during the long winters of Massachusetts. He incorporated rules from a children’s game called “Duck on a Rock”, while writing the rules for this game. The game initially involved a ‘container’ used for storing peaches. The ‘container’ has now evolved into something else. What game?
The Fulton surface-to-air recovery system (STARS) is a system used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy for retrieving persons on the ground from an aircraft. It involves an overall-type harness and a self-inflating balloon which carries an attached lift line. An aircraft engages the line with its V-shaped yoke and the individual is reeled on board. Red flags on the lift line guide the pilot during daylight recoveries; lights on the lift line are used for night recoveries. How better is STARS know as?
In a day-club (as against a night-club) in Toronto, there once broke out a fight. When the fight started getting very serious, one of the on-lookers stepped in and said, “Alright, nobody fights. Or, ________ _____ ___ _ ____ ____ ___”. The line became very popular later on, in a different context. ??
The Cross of Lorraine is part of the heraldic arms of Lorraine in eastern France. It was originally held to be a symbol of Joan of Arc, who was from Lorraine. Between 1871 and 1918 (and again between 1940-1944), the northern third of Lorraine was annexed to Germany, along with Alsace. During that period the Cross served as a rallying point for French ambitions to recover its "lost" provinces. Something like an anti-climax, the symbol ended up signifying something else in which fictional work?
The Gospel of John states that the Romans planned to break Jesus' legs, a practice known as crurifragium, which was a method of hastening the death during a crucifixion. Just before they did so, they realized that Jesus was already dead and that there was no reason to break his legs. To make sure that he was dead, a Roman Centurion named in extra-Biblical tradition as Longinus stabbed him in the side. What legendary artifact, only rivaled by the Holy Grail was born out of this?