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  • 1. THE 365 QUIZ ANSWERS
  • 2.
    • Answers given in the following slides
    • The links to the theme are highlighted in Yellow
  • 3. 1
    • The Great Irish Famine Memorial in Dublin
    • The Irish famine of 1840s was a result of the BLIGHT Disease of Potato caused by Phytophthora infestans
  • 4. 2
    • Tears for Fears started off with the name Graduate because they used to open their shows with a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs Robinson”
    • Dinny the Dinosaur , a very famous Brontosaurus sculpture in California is visible in the video of “Everybody wants to rule the world”
  • 5. 3
    • Bessemer’s Process for manufacturing Steel
    • Slag is the by-product of Bessemerisation
  • 6. 4
    • Schezwan Fried Rice
    • The dish takes its name from the Sczhechuan province of China . Another name for the province is Huyang . Huayangosaurus is a dinosaur named after this province .
  • 7. 5
    • Marine One  H-13 Sioux was the first and VH-71 Kestrel was supposed to be the latest , but the project was cancelled
    • The nickname for a Marine Corps Chopper pilot is Swoop
  • 8. 6
    • Alain ‘Spiderman’ Robert climbing the Luxor Obelisk in Place de la Concorde in Paris
    • Concorde
  • 9. 7
    • Viper , Raptor , Laura and Stealthstar ( the missing one) are Fighter Spaceships in Battlestar Galactica
    • F-16 Falcon is nicknamed Viper after the spaceship
  • 10. 8
    • Robin Hood inspired Lee Falk to create skintights for Phantom
    • Nickname for F-4 is Phantom ( I & II )
  • 11. 9
    • Interlagos , Brazil
    • Schumi is overtaking Kimi Raikkonen by means of a Slingshot
  • 12. 10
    • This is the USS Arizona Memorial . Beneath the memorial , of course , is USS Arizona
    • The battleship was lost in the Air Raid on Pearl Harbour
  • 13. 11
    • The Claymore landmine is named after the Claymore Sword
    • Land Mine
  • 14. 12
    • Huey Long’s statue at the Louisiana State Capitol .
    • The UH-1 Iroquois chopper is nicknamed Huey
  • 15. 13
    • Sound of Music , A Man for all seasons , Amadeus , Titanic and My Fair lady ( the missing one ) are the only productions to win the Best Play Tony as well as Best Picture Oscar
    • The Nissan 300 2X sports car is nicknamed ‘Fair Lady’ in Japan
  • 16. 14
    • An Air-Bag to reduce damage in the event of an accident
    • The model shown here is a Honda Gold Wing and was the first model incorporated with an Air-Bag
  • 17. 15
    • Dr Michael E Debakey of M*A*S*H fame
    • MASH is technically an Ambulance
  • 18. 16
    • Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two will be launched using the vehicle Whiteknight Two . 2 Whiteknights are under production and are named after Richard Branson’s mom EVE and close friend STEVE FOSSETT
    • Spaceship
  • 19. 17
    • Pavel Cerenkov , the man who discovered Cerenkov Radiation
    • Apsara , the nuclear reactor at BARC , named by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru when he likened the blue Cerenkov radiation to the beauty of the Apsaras
    • The radiation is emitted when when a charged particle(such as an electron) passes through an insulator at a constant speed greater than the speed of light in that medium.
  • 20. 18
    • Caliban ( from The Tempest ) , Utopia and Inferno ( the Velasquez painting depicting Dante’s Inferno ) are titles of Roger MacBride Allen’s Isaac Asimov Series
    • Inferno
  • 21. 19
    • The original Checkpoint Charlie at the Allied Forces Museum in Berlin
    • Checkpoint
  • 22. 20
    • The Connect – Tron , the 1982 scifi flick
    • The motorcycle is a Tron Lightcycle and the chap is Jay Maynard nicknamed the Tron Guy because of his costume which was inspired by the movie
    • Tron Lightcycle
  • 23. 21
    • Perforation of the ear drum
    • One of the parts of the ear drum is the Shrapnel ’s membrane
  • 24. 22
    • The highest honour in the Airbrush ( A ) industry is the Vargas Award named after Alberto Vargas , as he was one of the masters of the art . B is Zita Johann , the most famous Vargas Girl , who shot to fame because of Vargas’ work for the poster of The Sin of Nora Moran
    • Vargas Girl posters were used as pin-ups during WW II and were called BOMBSHELLS
  • 25. 23
    • Frank Rautenbach played Hansie Cronje in the film Hansie
    • Hansie Cronje , as we all know , was into fixing matches , received bribes etc . Kickback is a slang for the same
  • 26. 24
    • The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in Quentin Tarantino’s ( B ) Kill Bill was inspired by the movie Five Deadly Venoms featuring the Venom Mob ( A )
    • Venom
  • 27. 25
    • The Spiral Lake Jetty in Utah
    • Spiral
  • 28. 26
    • ‘ Battle of Midway’ and ‘December 7 th ’ are the lesser known Oscar winning performances of John Ford
    • One of John Ford’s earliest movies was ‘ The Scrapper ’
  • 29. 27
    • Velcro was inspired by the hook-and-loop system on the seeds of the Burdock plant
    • Velcro is a brand of Hook -and-Loop fasteners
  • 30. 28
    • In 1945 , Shimon Peres ( A ) who was then known as Shimon Persky , found a nest of Bearded Vultures ( B ) in the Negev Desert . The bird is known as ‘Peres’ in hebrew and the named was adopted by Persky as his new surname .
    • Bearded Vulture is nicknamed ‘ Bonecrusher ’
  • 31. 29
    • Aghori Sadhus
    • They are cannibals and hence , technically , are Scavengers
  • 32. 30
    • The image is an infrared image of the Valley of Geysers in Russia . It has the 2 nd largest concentration of geysers in the world . At No. 1 position is the Upper Geyser basin in the Yellowstone National park
    • The image shows a Landslide occuring
  • 33. 31
    • The surrender of the militant outfit DHD (J) better known as ‘Black Widow’ in Assam couple of days back
    • Black Widow
  • 34. 32
    • The man in the pic is Jody Scheckter who won the 1979 F1 championship with Ferrari . Scheckter was the last driver to win a driver's championship for Ferrari until Michael Schumacher did so 21 years later .
    • The car Scheckter is seen driving here is a Tyrrell P34 , the most famous 6 – wheeled F1 car
  • 35. 33
    • This is Bag End , the residence of Bilbo Baggins from ‘The Hobbit’ and LOTR
    • J. R. R. Tolkien used the name Bag End as a literal translation of "cul-de-sac," the french term for Dead End , to poke fun at the British use of French terms
  • 36. 34
    • Nuccio Bertone , legendary automobile designer and constructor
    • One of the most famous cars named by Bertone was the Lamborghini Countach
  • 37. 35
    • Bob Burns , who invented and popularised the Bazooka and the comic strip is Bazooka Joe
    • The connect - Bazooka
  • 38. 36
    • This is the poster for the movie Attila . His followers are/were the Huns . If they try to imitate big cats , they would become Hun-Grrr !!
  • 39. 37
    • Slaying the Hydra was the 2 nd of the 12 Labours of Hercules . 1 st was to slay the Nemean Lion ( A – Lion ) and 3 rd was to capture the Ceryneian Hind ( B – Deer ) .
  • 40. 38
    • Russell Marker , who gave the concept of Octane Number for fuels
    • Octane
  • 41. 39
    • X=Kubrick , Y=Peter George ,
    • Z= RED ALERT  Dr. Strangelove
  • 42. 40
    • Alex Osborn , the man behind the concept of Brainstorming
    • Brainstorm
  • 43. 41
    • ARIEL - Uranus moon, a name of Jerusalem, and name of the Little Mermaid . And of course , Ariel is a P&G brand ( gents in the last pic being Messrs Procter & Gamble )
  • 44. 42
    • Promotional poster for the Federer Vs Nadal match at the 2008 US Open , which was given the nickname ‘Grapple in the Apple’
    • Grapple
  • 45. 43
    • Biodiversity Hot Spots - Cerrado, Chile , Mexico ,Madagascar, Horn of Africa
    • Hot Spot
  • 46. 44
    • Reverend John Flynn founded the world first air ambulance , the Royal Flying Doctor service , and was known as the Flynn of the OUTBACK
  • 47. 45
    • Cut-throat Trout and Cut-throat Finch
    • Cut-Throat
  • 48. 46
    • Madame de Pompadour is alleged to have comforted Louis XV after the Battle of Rossbach by saying this now famous by-word: " au reste, après nous, le Déluge " ("After us, the Deluge") , a premonition of impending political and social collapse
    • Deluge
  • 49. 47
    • A- Poster for Don , B – Robert Stephenson’s Rocket
    • Donald “Don” Budge, Rod “Rocket” Laver won career Tennis Grand Slams in 1938 and 1962 . Rod Laver did it again in 1969 .
    • Rocket
  • 50. 48
    • Henry Shrapnel , inventor of the Shrapnel Shell
    • Shrapnel , yet again ;-)
  • 51. 49
    • Jim Cummings , Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin ( missing member ) gave the voices for the 3 hyenas Ed , Shenzi and Banzai in The Lion King
    • Banzai
  • 52. 50
    • The Parachute Memorial in Sainte Mere Eglise in France to commemorate the D-day landings . The story behind this memorial is a famous incident involving paratrooper John Steele of the 505th PIR, whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below.
    • Overlord
  • 53. THEME
    • TRANSFORMERS
  • 54. Individual Links ( Names of Transformers in Yellow )
    • Blight
    • Sludge – Transforms into a Brontosaurus
    • Slag
    • Snarl – Transforms into a Stegosaurus , of which Huayangosaurus is a variant
    • Swoop
    • Silverbolt – Transforms into a Concorde
    • Skydive – Transforms into a F-16 Falcon
    • Fireflight – Transforms into a F-4 Phantom II
    • Slingshot
    • Air Raid
  • 55. Individual Links
    • Land Mine
    • Blades – Transforms into a UH-1 Iroquois
    • Streetwise – Transforms into a Nissan 300 2X
    • Groove – Transforms into a Gold Wing
    • First Aid – Transforms into a Toyota Hiace ambulance
    • Scattershot – Transforms into a Spaceship
    • Light Speed
    • Inferno
    • Checkpoint
    • Afterburner – Transforms into a motorcycle whose design is inspired by the Tron Lightcycle
  • 56. Individual Links
    • Shrapnel
    • Bombshell
    • Kickback
    • Venom
    • Spiral
    • Scrapper
    • Hook
    • Bonecrusher
    • Scavengers
    • Landslide
  • 57. Individual Links
    • Blackarachnia – named after Black Widow
    • Drag Master – Turns into a Tyrrell P 34
    • Dead End
    • Breakdown – Transforms into a Lambo Countach
    • Bazooka
    • Hun-grrr
    • Hydra
    • Octane
    • Red Alert
    • Brainstorm
  • 58. Individual Links
    • Ariel
    • Grapple
    • Hot Spot
    • Outback
    • Cut-throat
    • Deluge
    • Rocket
    • Shrapnel
    • Banzai
    • Overlord
  • 59.
    • THANK YOU