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It is awarded annually to three exceptional
individuals who each receive $100,000 and, much
more important, the granting of “One Wish to
Change the World.
Each of them is a leader in his/her chosen field of
work, with an unconventional viewpoint and a
vision to transform the world.
After several months of preparation, they unveil
their wish at an award ceremony held during the
________. These wishes have led to collaborative
initiatives with far-reaching impact.
X is an arcade game developed by Nintendo, released in 1981. It is an early
example of the platform genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the
main character across a series of platforms while dodging obstacles.
The storyline is thin but well-developed for its time. The player must take
the role of Y and rescue the girl. This was the first occurrence of the damsel
in distress scenario that would provide the template for countless video
games to come.
It marked the first time that the storyline for a video game preceded the
game's programming rather than simply being appended as an afterthought.
This game led to a spin off which became one of the most recognizable
game franchisees in arcade game history.
Name X and Y
X appears in two very famous novels which
we all have heard of. One of which is the first
ever novel to be written on the typewriter!
Little do people know that he is the
protagonist of two more published works
called X Abroad; X, Detective and also three
other unfinished works of which two are
called X‟s conspiracy and Schoolhouse Hill
Lets the say this 1996 song is titled X.
X opens with a sample of a monologue performed
by Pete Postlethwaite in the movie Brassed Off
In the UK, X is a politician. The U.S. equivalent of X
is "going on the stump" or Campaigning
In the late 1990s, the band received an offer of
$1.5 million from Nike to use the song in a World
Cup advertisement.According to the band it took
about "thirty seconds to say no”
In the early 60‟s the faculty of certain University were concerned
about the quality of the introductory courses being offered to the
undergraduate students. It was felt that these were burdened by
an old-fashioned syllabus and that the exciting discoveries of
recent years, many of which had occurred at in the campus itself,
were not being conveyed to the students.
Thus, it was decided to reconfigure the first course offered to
students, with the goal being to generate more excitement in the
students. They approached the Stalwart in the subject and he
readily agreed to give the course, though only once. Aware of the
fact that this would be a historic event, the university recorded
each lecture and took photographs of each drawing made on the
What do we know these as? Which University?
These are some of the most famous examples
When _____ _____ falls in water, _____ _______
doesn't get wet. Water gets _____ _______."
"When _____ _____ does pushups, he doesn't lift
himself up. He pushes the world down.
"_____ _____ „s tears cure cancer. Too bad he never
"If _____ _____ is late, time better slow down
X was conceived in late 1987 by Mike Salisbury,
part of the parent company‟s marketing team.
A survey in 1991 one showed that more children 5
and 6 years old could recognize X than could
recognize Mickey Mouse or Fred Flintstone. This
resulted in a lot of litigation and the company
replaced X with non-anthropomorphic image.
A character in TV animated series Futurama is
clearly a parody of X.
What is the common word?
Scottish term for mine tailings
Unix program to measure network
throughput between two hosts
Nickname of an Australian Cricketer
A German barbershop music organization
A type of bread and cherry
What are picture logics puzzles in which cells in a grid have to
be colored or left blank according to numbers given at the
side of the grid to reveal a hidden picture?
In this puzzle type, the numbers measure how many
unbroken lines of filled-in squares there are in any given row
or column. For example, a clue of "4 8 3" would mean there
are sets of four, eight, and three filled squares, in that order,
with at least one blank square between successive groups.
Aerosmith – Cryin‟
Bryan Adams – Somebody
Def Leppard – Pour some sugar on me
Destiny‟s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills
Gloria Estefan – Here We Are
Gloria Estefan – Coming Out Of The Dark
Gloria Estefan – Rhythm is gonna get you
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Green day – Basket Case
Guns_and_roses – November Rain
Guns_and_roses – Welcome To The Jungle
Janet Jackson – Let‟s Wait Awhile
Journey – Don‟t Stop Believin‟
Journey – Faithfully
Linkin park – Points Of Authority – 99 Problems – One Step Closer
No Doubt – Bathwater
No Doubt – Different People
No Doubt – The Singles – Hella Good
Reba mcentire – one honest heart
Richard_Marx – Now And Forever
Sarah McLachlan – Building A Mystery
Sarah McLachlan – Possession
Sheryl Crow – run baby run
Vanessa Williams – Save the Best For Last
He crash-landed on our planet sixty-one
years ago yesterday. (31st July)
His uniform resembles that of a Greek God.
He is in love with Queen Tyr‟ahnee but she
He has a dog called K-9
And finally he is hell-bent on blowing up or
otherwise destroying the Earth because it
blocks his view!
This Radio series detailed the adventures of Britt
Reid, debonair newspaper publisher by day,
crime-fighting masked hero at night:
With his faithful valet Kato, Britt Reid, daring young
publisher, matches wits with the Underworld, risking his
life so that criminal and racketeers within the law may
feel its weight by the sting of the X
This hugely successful series was brought to TV
by the producers to emulate the success of
◦ With Van Williams playing the title character and Y
playing the character Kato the show became a huge
success and Y went on to become a major movie star.
The ____ ______ refers to the main "trunk"
connections of the Internet. It is made up of a
large collection of interconnected
commercial, government, academic and other
high-capacity data routes and core routers
that carry data across the countries,
continents and oceans of the world
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the
________ ____ is the most successful mass
produced light aircraft in history. The first
production models were delivered in 1956
and they are still in production. As of 2008,
more than 43,000 had been built. It is
probably the most popular flight training
aircraft in the world
He exerted an important influence on the development of the
recording industry. He invested US$50,000 in the Ampex
company, which developed North America's first commercial
reel-to-reel tape recorder, and became the first performer to
pre-record his radio shows and master his commercial
recordings on magnetic tape. He gave one of the first Ampex
Model 200 recorders to his friend, musician Les Paul, which led
directly to Paul's invention of multitrack recording.
He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Some say. aside
from Bobby Jones and Arnold Palmer, he may be the person most
responsible for popularizing the game of golf.
Name this wildly successful multimedia star who was a famous
musical act and clearly inspired several male singers who came
The joke begins “____________________" (or whichever
is relevant to that particular variation) and then
places the three characters in a scenario. How each
person in the joke reacts to the scenario is then
explained, the final reaction being the punch line,
playing up to that stereotype
Based upon the location the butt of the joke varies.
Some variations of these jokes are
◦ a redhead, a brunette and a blonde
◦ a priest, a minister and a rabbi.
This filmmaker had immigrated from Italy to the United
States at the age of 6. There he had served the country in
WW1 as a teacher and in WW2 making Propaganda films
But generally his films usually carry a definite message
about the basic goodness of human nature and show the
value of unselfishness and hard work.
His wholesome, feel-good themes have led some to call
his ____-___, but those who hold his vision in high regard
prefer the term _________.
It may be argued that much of the 'feel-good' type of
cinema, which has become a genre of its own, is largely
His family was involved in sake, miso and soy sauce production
in the Chita Peninsula, Aichi Prefecture since 1665.
He has some published works like “Never Mind School Records”,
in which he stresses that school records are not important in
one's success or ability to do business. He was famous for co-
authoring the 1991 essay The Japan that Can Say No with
politician Shintaro Ishihara, which criticized United States
business practices and encouraged Japanese to take a more
independent role in business and foreign affairs.
And his autobiography titled Made in Japan.
We all know this businessman for his contibution to totally
different field which changed the way we live.
At one time ______ was a semi-respectable activity among hackers; there was a
gentleman's agreement that _______ as an intellectual game and a form of
exploration was OK, but serious theft of services was taboo.
There was significant crossover between the hacker community and the hard-core
________ who ran semi-underground networks of their own through such media
as the legendary "TAP Newsletter".
This ethos began to break down in the mid-1980s as wider dissemination of the
techniques put them in the hands of less responsible_________ .
Around the same time, changes in the systems made old-style technical ingenuity
less effective as a way of hacking it, so _________came to depend more on overtly
criminal acts. The crimes and punishments of gangs like the '414 group' turned
that game very ugly.
A few old-time hackers still _______casually just to keep their hand in, but most
these days have hardly even heard of `blue boxes' or any of the other
paraphernalia of the great_______ of yore
When Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory started developing
Japan‟s first-ever 35mm camera equipped with a focal plane shutter,
the engineers dubbed the creation “_________” after the Buddhist
goddess of mercy. At this point the company‟s logo even included
the thousand-armed goddess.
When the camera was ready to roll out worldwide in 1935, the
company decided to tweak the name to “______” so it would be easier
for international markets to accept.
The _________ effect was discovered in the 1820s by Goldsworthy
Gurney, based on his work with the "oxy-hydrogen blowpipe", credit
for which is normally given to Robert Hare.
In 1825, a Scottish engineer, Thomas Drummond (1797–1840), saw
a demonstration of the effect by Michael Faraday and realized that
this would be useful for surveying. Drummond built a working
version in 1826, and it is sometimes known as the Drummond Light
_______ was first used in public in the Covent Garden Theatre in
London in 1837 and enjoyed widespread use around the world in the
1860s and 1870s
Brownie Wise was presented to the company's representatives as
something of an idealized 1950s woman. The essential liberation of
many women through earning their own salary in the context of
male-driven post-World War II, pre-feminist culture of the 1950s
created many challenges.
Her own relationship with X was in constant flux. Soon the private
face of X and the public one eventually headed towards
irreconcilable differences as Wise's success turned her into a
In 1958 X forced Wise out. Soon after every reference to her was
removed from company literature; it was as if she had never existed.
She owned no stock and left with 1 year's salary.
He worked as an IT Procurement Manager with
the specialization "Statistical analysis and data
reconfiguration", a job which he thoroughly
His middle name was Muriel.
He is noted for his wise-cracks and his sardonic
attitude, which provides a defense mechanism.
His most famous phrase is the rhetorical
question "Could this be any more...?"
And he CANT Dance! Er… Who?
This is a statue in
Whose is it?
Sao Paulo Rio De Janiero
Cape Town Johanesburg
New Delhi Mumbai
In that order (decreasing)
He was born in Mumbai and studied law but
ended up becoming a successful Inventor
He has patents for _______ lock and the
world‟s first springless lock. The latter he
made while experiment with safes.
He also found a way to manufacture soaps
from vegetable oils at a time when the only
way to do was to use animal fat.
Name this inventive half a big company.
2008 TED Prize
* Neil Turok Cosmologist and education activist
* Karen Armstrong Scholar on Competitive Religions
* Dave Eggers Author, philanthropist and literary entrepreneur
2007 TED Prize
* Bill Clinton Former president, Humanitarian
* James Nachtwey Photo Journalist
* E.O. Wilson Biological Scientist
2006 TED Prize
* Larry Brilliant Doctor, Researcher, Activist
* Jehane Noujaim Filmmaker
* Cameron Sinclair Architect
2005 TED Prize
* Bono Musician
* Edward Burtynsky Photo Artist
* Robert Fischell Inventor
X= Donkey Kong
Y= Jumpman later renamed Mario
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). He
appears in three other novels by Twain:
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), Tom
Sawyer Abroad (1894), and Tom Sawyer,
Most Expensive Album Ever
A US court fined Jamie Thomas for
downloading 24 songs illegally from the
Internet. She was laid down a fine of 80,000$
for each song she downloaded,
ie 1.92 million of total fine
"An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman"
A Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman find a wizard on the top of a tall
cliff. The wizard orders them to jump off the cliff, but he also promises that
if they say anything while falling, they will get it at the bottom of the cliff. So
first, the Englishman jumps off the cliff and shouts, "Pillows!" and so he lands
on some pillows. Then the Scotsman jumps off the cliff, and he shouts,
"Hay!" and so he lands on some hay. Finally the Irishman runs to jump off the
cliff, but he trips on a rock just before the jump and says, "Aw, shite!”
Busiest Air Routes in the world
In terms of no. of flights
1. Barcelona International Airport Madrid Barajas International Airport 971
2. Congonhas-São Paulo International Airport-Santos Dumont Airport (Rio de Janeiro) 894
3. Jeju International Airport Gimpo International Airport 858
4. Melbourne Airport Sydney Airport 851
5. Cape Town International Airport Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport 831
6. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) 742
It is a licensed brand of General Sports Venue
First Patent for it was in US in 1967 by James
M Faria and Robert T Wright for Monsanto Co.
Earlier models were only for decorative
purposes and couldn‟t handle the extreme
weather and wear they can today
It acquired it current name after its first well-
publicized use at the Houston
________stadium in 1966.
It was built on Sherman Act of 1890 to reduce
the economic power wielded by so called
„robber barons‟ such as JP Morgan and John D
Rockafellar who dominated much of the
American industries through _______ that
controlled companies‟ voting shares.
Nowadays we hear it a lot in context of some
Fly with me
I will never forget
3 words after sex
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