A congratulatory hand-gesture created by former ATP
touring pro Nicolas Kroon. The word is a bad
pronunciation of the Swedish word that means “for
sure”. Popularized by Mats Wilander. Lleyton Hewitt is
the current owner of the trademark.
The Buddy Christ
The Diamond Cutter
The Dub (Westside)
The red bar, which lies closest to the mast, symbolizes the place as
it is today. The green and blue symbolize possible stages in the
future, should humanity ever have the will and the ability to
undertake such a task.
Located 2°S 90°E , off the coast of Sumatra, this island’s was rediscovered by Carl
Denham in 1933. There is a distinctive rocky knoll in the center of the island, which
provides its foreboding name. It is home to several species that were once believed
extinct. The villagers are thought to be of West African Descent, although more
recent sources suggest they’re of Melanesian descent.
Identify this island, which has featured in several movies, games and books since.
The America’s Cup is the most prestigious
regatta in the world, and the oldest active
trophy in international sport, predating the
Modern Olympics by 45 years. Normally, the
country that holds the cup hosts the next edition
of the event. Alinghi, the winners of the thirty-
first edition held in 2003, put the hosting rights
out to a competitive bid process and announced
on November 27, 2003 that the venue would be
Why didn’t Alinghi host it in their own country?
Alinghi is based in Switzerland, a landlocked
Heads of State of Indian Origin.
1. Mahendrapal Chaudary- Fiji
2. Bharat Jagdeo- Guyana
3. SR Nathan- Singapore
4. Navin Ramgoolam- Mauritius
Jim Carrey presenting the lifetime achievement award to a legend. Identify.
This phrase is used pejoratively to refer to describe
prose and speeches that are abstract and wordy, yet
are meant to convey a very simple idea. It is also a
form of language disorder.
An example, quoted by Richard Feynman:
“The individual member of the social community
often receives his information via visual, symbolic
essentially means “People read.”
What phrase are we talking about?
In October 2008, John Bohannon of Science magazine
assembled a team to review the portrayal of evolution
and other scientific concepts in _____. Evolutionary
biologists T. Ryan Gregory of the University of Guelph
and Niles Elredge of the American Museum of Natural
History reviewed the Cell and Creature stages. William
Sims Bainbridge, a sociologist from the U.S. National
Science Foundation, reviewed the Tribe and
Civilization stages. NASA's Miles Smith reviewed the
Space stage. A total of 22 subjects were evaluated.
The grade card:
Cultural anthropology: C-
Organismic biology: D-
Cell biology: D Sociology: B+
Genetics: F Astrophysics overall grade: B
Development and reproduction: D
Laws of physics: C
Evolutionary processes: F
Evolution as fact: B
Galactic structure: A
Mutation and variation: F
Natural selection: F Stellar evolution: B
Sexual selection: F Planetary science: C
Genetic drift: F
Astrobiology overall grade: C
Historical contingency: D
Origin of life: D
Planet habitability: B
Evolutionary history: D
Distribution of life in the universe: C
Extra terrestrial intelligence: C
In spite of their self imposed and gratifying morality, the respectable dwell in
confusion, misery and conflict.
Fear which is the desire to be secure makes us conform, imitate and submit to
Therefore it prevents beautiful or creative living.
To live in freedom is to be without fear.
When I see men and women spontaneously pick up a kitten or a child to caress it and
love it, I wonder if they would do the same to a grown up person at a party or
Streak with me and learn the language of sex and liberation for sex means love and
love is liberation.
I shed my clothes, my inhibitions, my conditionings by outdated social norms so that
you too can discover yourselves.
I direct this not to the younger generation but to the adults, the parents who have
not understood their own sexuality.
When they take shelter behind these conventions, they are living in a world of their
X was given her cameo role in Y’s film 2 as a result of
her being a great fan of 1. 1,2 form part of a tasty
trilogy which ends when The World Ends.
X- Cate Blanchet
Y- Simon Pegg
1- Shaun of the Dead
2. Hot fuzz
Along with The World Ends, these three films
form what is known as the blood-and-
On April 9, 1919, Miss Marcella Sherwood, who supervised the Mission
Day School for Girls was bicycling round the city to close her schools
when she was assaulted by the mob in a narrow street, was beaten and
left wounded. She was rescued by locals who hid her from the mob and
moved her to the fort. This attack on a lady incensed X.
Later, X designated the spot where Miss Marcella Sherwood was
assaulted sacred and daytime pickets were placed at either end of the
street. Anyone wishing to proceed in the street between 6am and 8pm
was made to crawl the 150 yards (140 m) on all fours, lying flat on their
bellies. The order was not required at night due to a curfew. The
humiliation of the order struck the locals deeply. Most importantly, the
order effectively closed the street. The houses had no back doors and the
inhabitants could not go out without climbing down from their roofs. This
order was in effect from April 19 until April 25, 1919. No doctor or supplier
was allowed in, resulting in the sick being untended.
Who is X?
Identify both places and their individual claims to fame.
(A) was one of the judges in the Denshawai
incident, in which British soldiers were
controversially acquited after firing on the
villagers of Denshawai in 1906. He went on to
become Egypt's PM before being
assassinated in 1910 by Ibrahim Nassif al-
(B), his grandson who was named after
him, achieved greater fame on the world
stage in the 1990s.
They are a community in India spread in Andhra Pradesh,
Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and other
states of India.
They originally belong to Rajasthan and they were Rajputs who
migrated to southern parts of India for trade and agriculture.
Although their accurate history is unclear, they themselves believe
that their ancestors fought for Prithvi Raj against Muhammad of
50% of their numbers speak in a Rajasthani dialects of Hindustani,
while others are native speakers of Hindi, Telugu and other
languages dominant in their respective areas of settlement.
borrows words from Rajasthani, Gujarathi, Marathi and the local
language of the area they belong to.
In actions films, one gets to witness what is
popularly known as the ‘Stormtrooper
Effect’, which can also be described as a form
of the ‘Inverse Ninja Theorem’. What are we
In an action movie, the bad guys are always
It is the foremost and the largest movie production company of Hong Kong.
Founded in 1924. Along with Golden Harvest, they were responsible for the success
of martial arts films in the West in the 60s and 70s. Major films produced include
Five Deadly Venoms and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.
QT paid tribute by opening Kill Bill with this frame.
X was born in Mississippi to a policeman father
and a hippie mother. She lived a hard, fast and
unsettled life full of travel. She also reportedly
had an unwanted pregnancy at a very young
age. Y has referred to her as the embodiment of
every woman he has had a relation with. In her
only picture, X is portrayed by Y’s girlfriend
Heather Christie. Poverty and crime took their
toll, and X died an early death in North
Dakota, while headed for Minnesota.
Y has written atleast 4 songs about X.
Identify X and Y
The tournament lasted two months, with up to
100 matches being played on some of the days.
According to a spokesperson, the tournament
involved 30,000 players, 212 umpires, 131 scorers
and 140 grounds. The organizers provided 3,714
bats (two per team) and 11,000 balls to the
teams. In the final, Sangrampur thrashed Taloi
by 64 runs after smashing 126, winning Rs. 3
lakhs, while their opponents took home Rs. 1.5
lakhs. Which tournament?
“Bharat Premier League” — otherwise known
as the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Cricket Tournament.
This terms means to keep something all for
oneself, thus depriving anyone else of having
any. Often used with weed or joints but can
be applied to anything. It comes from the last
name of famous actor X, because he often
kept a cigarette in the corner of his
mouth, seemingly never actually drawing on
it or smoking it.
The most severe form of congenital ichthyosis is
characterized by a thickening of the keratin layer in
fetal human skin. In sufferers of the disease, the skin
contains massive, diamond-shaped scales, and
tends to have a reddish color. In addition, the eyes,
ears, mouth, and other appendages may be
abnormally contracted. The scaly keratin greatly limits
the child's movement. Because the skin is cracked
where normal skin would fold, it is easily pregnable by
bacteria and other contaminants. This disease is
almost nearly fatal and only rare cases tend to live
What is this type of ichthyosis commonly known as?
To: Kellogg's Corporation
1) Kellogg's is a major manufacturer of cereal and junk food
products including but not limited to Frosted Flakes, Pop Tarts,
Cheez-Its, Froot Loops, Keebler's Cookies, Rice Krispies, Eggo
Frozen Waffles, Famous Amos Cookies and many other products
known to be a part of the diet of many marijuana using Americans
2) The Kellogg's has profited for decades on the food tastes of
marijuana using Americans with the munchies. In fact, we believe
that most people over the age of twelve would not eat Kellogg's
products were they not wicked high.
3) That this action by Kellogg's, while legal, is totally bogus.
(a little later…)
Given all these facts and the total disregard for
your customer base and that thing with the
yogurt, we the undersigned plan to BOYCOTT
And we're serious.
Even though the Pop Tarts thing will be HARD.
What unspeakable thing did Kellogs do, and why?
Christmas, 1896 10th Anniversary, 1904
First Issue, 1894
How do we know it in its current form?
The first set of British India notes
were the 'Victoria Portrait' Series
issued in denominations of 10, 20,
50, 100, 1000. These were
unifaced, carried two language
panels and were printed on hand-
moulded paper manufactured at
the Laverstock Paper Mills
The main advantage of the British
India Notes was that they
facilitated inter-spatial transfer of
How did this series accomplish
This word was an 18-th century term referring
to priests. Because the sermons given by the
priests then seemed to be completely useless
and rubbish, the term transformed to one of
its modern usages.
This was the justification given by linguistics
expert Prof James Kingsley in 1977 for what?
In 1985, ethnobiologist Wade Davis presented a rather unusual
“In 1962, a young Haitian named Clairvius Narcisse, was killed
by his brother over a land dispute. The poison apparently used was
derived from the puffer fish, which produces a well known and highly
documented neurotoxin (tetrodotoxin) that produces paralysis and
in modified form can mimic death through reduced metabolism
and heart rate. The secretions of the poisonous cane toad Bufo
marinus were apparently used as an anaesthetic companion drug.”
However, the use of the mind-altering, hallucinogenic drug from the
datura plant is what adds the touch of extraordinariness to the
What was Wade Davis trying to demonstrate through this?
The display shows a figure which was once
given as the amount of money required to
raise a baby for one month in the United
Another version states that the display shows
NRA4EVER, one of many right wing showing
the creator’s political bias. What are we
Between 1942 and 1945, Auschwitz and nine
other Nazi concentration camps contained
brothels mainly used to reward cooperative
non-Jewish inmates. Not only prostitutes
were forced to work there. Women were
forced into sexual slavery for the use of
guards and favored prisoners. As the women
died they were replaced by women from
other concentration camps.
What were these prostitution camps called?
The Mindscape of Alan Moore
Borrowed from Moore’s works.
I have a problem with _______ per se.
because ________, the very word comes from
the same root word as ligature and ligament,
which means to be bound together, which I
find a bit creepy, and a bit unnatural.
What is He talking about?
In Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary
Gentlemen: Black Dossier, he appears in a Sal
Paradyse story, which suggests that he is the
great-grandson of Sherlock Holmes' arch-
nemesis Professor James Moriarty. The story
has Sal and him teaming up with Mina Murray
and Allan Quatermain against Doctor Sachs.
Ancient Phrygia once found itself suddenly without a king. The
Oracle decreed that the next man to enter the city driving an ox-
cart should become their king. This man was a poor peasant,
______, who drove into town on his ox-cart. Much later, his son
Midas dedicated the ox-cart to the Phrygian god Sabazios and
either tied it to a post or tied its shaft with an intricate knot of
In 333 BC, while wintering at ______, Alexander attempted to untie
the knot. When he could find no end to the knot, to unbind it, he
sliced it in half with a stroke of his sword, producing the required
ends (the so-called quot;Alexandrian solution”, an ancient example
demonstrating the use of lateral thinking to solve a problemthe
knot would become the king of Asia). Once Alexander had sliced
the knot with a sword-stroke, his biographers claimed in
retrospect that an oracle further prophesied that the one to untie
This is a depiction of the
Alexandrine solution taken
from Alan Moore’s
Watchmen. The book also
has a rather tongue-in-
cheek reference to the
phrase, being the name of a
lock company in the book.
This phrase is used as a metaphor for an intractable problem
that can be solved by a bold stroke. Identify the phrase.