The company is engaged in an ongoing advertising and media campaign to convince the public that _____ should not be used as a verb. To this end, the company has written to publications that have used _______ as a verb stating not to do so .Despite their efforts, many dictionaries continue to mention the use of “_____” as a verb, including the Oxford English Dictionary. Which company?
The logo of X is inspired by popular folk-lore which holds that the lion is the king of the jungle. It is therefore a logical extension to use the same for the lords of the pitch as well. The illustration of the lion using a minimalist style offers a sense of youth and vibrancy. This is complemented by the heavier lettering for X representing solid and sturdy performance orientation. The official colours are yellow and blue. Yellow stands for the firey spirit that burns in the belly. Blue represents infinity, as one of the oldest cultures in the world and yet, is also one of the most forward looking. Identify X
1. The creator of great modern Tamil play Manonmaniam, Professor P SundaramPillai was one of the most distinguished men of Tamil letters in the latter half of the 19th century. Manonmaniam was written by him in 1891. Thereafter he came to be called ManonmaniamSundaramPillai. This play was the first instance of something very important to occur. What is it?
Official Tamil anthem of NeeradumKadaludutha The prayer song Tamizh Thai Vazhthu was first published by him as the invocation to his play, Manonmaniam. Nearly 80 years later, it was adopted as the official prayer song of Tamilnadu by the State government in June 1970.
2. In 1791 a Dublin theater owner named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within twenty-four hours. He then went out and hired a group of street urchins to write the word _________ which was a nonsense word, on walls around the city of Dublin. Within a day, the word was common currency and had acquired a meaning (since no one knew what it meant, everyone thought it was some sort of test) and Daly had some extra cash in his pocket. It's a fun story. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no evidence to support it and the term was in use before the alleged bet in 1791.identify the word.
5. Since this grub was baked from the dough used in making the communion wafer, the early Protestant Kings & Queens from the UK saw it as a dangerous Weapon used by the Catholic Church. Queen Elizabeth I attempted to ban the sale of these roll but they were too popular. Hence she passed a law permitting bakeries to sell them, but only at Easter and Christmas. Identify this popular roll
6. The neighbourhood of X has a history going back to about 2,000 years. Present-day X originated in the 17th and 18th centuries AD, when it supposedly served as source for the horses of the stable of the Nawab of the Carnatic. It is believed that the name “X" itself might have been derived from the Urdu word meaning "garden of horses". What is X?
Kodambakkam GhodaBagh meaning "garden of horses".
7. This was created in 1874, by an English bakery to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. It became popular throughout Europe, particularly in Spain where, following the Spanish Civil War, it became a symbol of Spain's economic recovery after bakers produced mass quantities to consume a surplus of wheat. What?
8. In Greek mythology,X was a goddess who personified triumph throughout the ages of the ancient Greek culture. The Roman equivalent of X was Victoria. According to classical myth, during the Titan War, X assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. X is the goddess of strength, speed and victory. A modern day company founded on January 25, 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports was renamed to X after the Goddess. Identify X.
10. When Yahoo was originally founded, it was called Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web. When the founders decided to change the company name, they could not get a trademark for the name Yahoo. So what did they do ?
11. In September 2003, the Middle Eastern country of Saudi Arabia outlawed the sale of X, saying that it did not conform to the ideals of Islam. The Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice stated "Jewish X, with their revealing clothes and shameful postures, accessories and tools are a symbol of decadence to the perverted West. Let us beware of her dangers and be careful." In Middle Eastern countries there is an alternative product called Fulla which is similar to X but is designed to be more acceptable to an Islamic market. Identify X
13. The idea of selling frozen ice-cream cones had long been a dream of ice-cream makers, but it was not until 1959 that Spica, an Italian ice-cream manufacturer based in Naples conquered the problem of the ice-cream making the cone go soggy. Spica invented a process, whereby the inside of the waffle cone was insulated from the ice-cream by a layer of oil, sugar and chocolate. Spica registered the name X in 1960. Initial sales were poor, but in 1976 Unilever bought out Spica and began a mass-marketing campaign throughout Europe. It is now one of the most popular ice-creams in the world. Identify X.
14. X was first invented by James Henry Atkinson who named it as “Little Nipper”. In last 20 years, 300 people have improved on X, making it the most reinvented machine according to the US Patent office. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Build a better one and the earth will be at your door.” What is it?
15. The icon used for X is a reference to those Y collected by EcoleCentrale's Networking Students' Association in 1996 along a Highway. They then decided to make Y icon of X. The icon design was changed from a hand drawn low resolution iconto a higher resolution CGI rendered version in 2006, illustrated by Richard Øiestad. The icon is displayed wearing a Santa hat over the Christmas period. What is X and Y?
AUDIENZ MrViswanathan, a top ranking student, completed his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi. He joined the family business to start this organization first in Tirunelveli. Now they are leaders in their field and have created many innovative products. What are we talking about ?
1. X is a magician from the city of Chennai. He is best known for his famous guerrilla advertising campaign. It has been estimated that there are at least 30,000 instances of his advertisement. X adopted his stage name after his grandfather, also a performing magician. Despite this, X has achieved a high penetration with his marketing campaign, at a low cost. He uses a mixture of black oxide and Fevicol for the paint, as this is cheap, but also survives through rain. This technique has been called naive by some observers. In late 2007, X was requested by the Commissioner of Police to abstain from his sign-painting. This is the culmination of various efforts by authorities to put an end to X’s advertising campaign. Id X.
2. Jon Rubinstein assembled a group of engineers to design and build the first ------- with Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey as the principal hardware engineers. Vatican Radio presented this ------ to the Pope who loves listening to music. What are we talking about...?
4. Geometrically, the 'X' shape can be regarded as (the area inside of) an irregular icosagon or 20-sided polygon. The proportions of were fixed based on a 5x5 diagonal grid.Characteristic is the 90° rotational symmetry (that is, the symmetry of the cyclic group C4h) and chirality, hence the absence of reflectional symmetry, and the existence of two versions of 'X' that are each other's mirror image. The mirror-image forms are often described as:clockwise and counterclockwise;left-facing and right-facing;left-hand and right-hand. An explanation for 'X' origin is suggested by Carl Sagan in his book Comet, proposing that the symbol was inspired by a comet approaching Earth closely enough that the jets of gas streaming from it, bent by the comet's rotation, became visible. This explanation has found some adherents among catastrophists. What is 'X'?
5. Franchises of this brand are found in 120 countries and territories around the world and serve nearly 54 million customers each day. The company also operates other restaurant brands, such as Piles Café and Boston Market, and has a minority stake in Pret a Manger. This is the largest private operator of playgrounds in the U.S., as well as the single largest purchaser of beef, pork, potatoes, and apples in the world. Thomas Friedman observed that no country with this brand's presence there had gone to war with another one with it. Name this iconic but often controversial brand.
6. The MIT students calculated my speed to be around 1046 km/sec, bout 3000 times the speed of light. The total load weight involved in my transfer is 321000 tonnes. 214000 living organisms of the same species are involved in my transfer. I have 918 million destinations to reach in 31 hours across 24 time zones visiting 822.6 destinations per second. Who or what am I?
7. Motor vehicle theft, sometimes referred to as X by the media and police departments in the US, is the criminal act of stealing or attempting to steal a motor vehicle, including an automobile, truck, bus, coach, motorcycle, snowmobile, trailer or any other motorized vehicle. Nationwide in the US in 2005, there were an estimated 1.2 million motor vehicle thefts, or approximately 416.7 motor vehicles stolen for every 100,000 inhabitants. Property losses due to motor vehicle theft in 2005 were estimated at $7.6 billion.
8. In the 1780s, Andrew ______ realised that Londoners were using rouges, creams and powders manufactured by him to repair the harm caused by hard soaps of that time. This led him to produce a soap. Its production process has been maintained over the two centuries. Each lot of soap takes about 10 weeks to manufacture and another 10 weeks to mellow, before each bar of soap is hand polished. Which soap are we talking about?
9. In the late 1960’s Honda started to invade the US and UK markets with its motorcycles. The British manufacturers failed to recognize an important innovation in the Honda motorcycles and were so slow to respond that Honda soon displaced them as market-leader. Which innovation?
10. He proposed to his would be wife saying “I am 5'4" tall. I come from a lower middleclass family. I can never become rich. You are beautiful, bright, and intelligent and you can get anyone you want. But will you marry me?” Identify this IT legend
11. The shape of this product is modelled after a hyperbolic paraboloid. This design characteristic is beneficial as it helps keep the product from breaking during distribution by eliminating lines of stress along which a small crack may easily propagate. Further, it keeps a stack of the product tightly interlocked or nested during distribution. The name of the product came from a street in Cincinnati. The name was chosen simply for its sound and appeal. What’s the product ?
12. X is a movie based on a character created for television promos at the time of the launch of the music network Channel [V] in 1994. The character had a cult following, and made catchphrases like 'Mind it' and 'We are like this only' popular. In recent years, the character has inspired a sequence from Om Shanti Om where Shah Rukh Khan does a take-off, incorporating elements of Tamil legend Rajinikanth's performances. who is X?
14. This mathematical symbol was introduced by John Wallis in his treatise "On Conic Sections" in the year 1655. It is believed that he derived it from the old Roman sign for 1000. This assumption is lent credence by the labels inscribed on an ancient Roman hand abacus stored at the BibliothequeNationale in Paris on which the number 1000 is inscribed with a similar symbol was found. What?