That Quizzy Feeling 23


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That Quizzy Feeling 23

  1. 1. That Quizzy Feeling - 23<br />- AnkitSethi<br />
  2. 2. Hardtack is a simple type of cracker, made from flour, water, and salt. Inexpensive and long-lasting, it is and was used for sustenance in the absence of perishable foods, commonly during long sea voyages and military campaigns. The name derives from the British sailor slang for food, &quot;tack&quot;.<br />Movie connect?<br />
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  4. 4. ______ is a brand of low tar cigarette produced by the Gallaher Group.<br />Tobacco makes up 75% of the filling, the rest is Cytrel a cellulose-based tobacco substitute.<br />The brand was made popular by an advertising campaign designed by Saatchi and Saatchi from 1984. The adverts showed scissors cutting through _____, in a response to constraints on tobacco advertising.<br />_______ is or was the brand of choice for writers Warren Ellis and Tom Stoppard, singers Robbie Williams, Dolores O&apos;Riordan, Freddie Mercury and Tom Chaplin, actress Helena Bonham Carter and the comic book character John Constantine created by Alan Moore.<br />
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  7. 7. Video Game franchises: GTA, Halo, Diablo, Sims<br />
  8. 8. _______ were typically used in the production of frescoes, to accurately link the component parts of the composition when painted on damp plaster over a series of days. It comes from a Dutch word meaning strong or heavy paper.<br />
  9. 9. Cartoons<br />
  10. 10. Cover of the latest album by German Hip-Hop band Ancient Astronauts<br />What is the cover a reference to?<br />
  11. 11. The Pioneer plaques are a pair of gold anodized aluminum plaques which were placed on board the 1972 Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft, featuring a pictorial message, in case either Pioneer 10 or 11 are intercepted by extraterrestrial beings.<br />
  12. 12. TAM and aMap are both competitors in the same field in India. aMap entered the market in 2005, with the latest technology from Switzerland. aMap uses a GSM network and provides results overnight. TAM India does it manually and releases results weekly.<br />What do they do?<br />
  13. 13. Both agencies collect TRP ratings<br />
  14. 14. This painting by Rene Magritte entitled<br />“L&apos;empire des Lumières” inspired one <br />of the most iconic movie posters ever.<br />ID film.<br />
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  16. 16. According to a widespread folk tale, the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival commemorates an uprising in China against the Mongol rulers of the Yuan Dynasty in the 14th century. As group gatherings were banned, it was impossible to make plans for a rebellion. Noting that the Mongols did not eat mooncakes, Liu Bowen (劉伯溫), advisor to the Chinese rebel leader Zhu Yuanzhang, came up with an idea that eventually succeeded and led to the establishment of the Ming Dynasty.<br />What was his idea? In what form do we better know it today?<br />
  17. 17. The Fortune Cookie<br />
  18. 18. Lieutenant General James Brudenell, 7th Earl of _______, commanded the Light Brigade of the British Army during the Crimean War.<br />His most notorious exploit took place during the Crimean War on 25 October 1854 when, in command of the Light Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava, he led the Charge of the Light Brigade, reaching the Russian guns before returning, personally unscathed, in a manoeuvre that cost the lives of about 107 out of the 674 men under his command.<br />Merchants, eager to profit from his fame, sold a piece of clothing supposedly worn by the earl on campaign thus popularizing it and giving it its name.<br />Hint: It would come in handy to all of us right about now.<br />
  19. 19. A misguided attempt by a famous Russian <br />“brand” to use his name’s recognition to sell vodka, something he is normally not known for.<br />
  20. 20. Kalashnikov, better known for creating the AK-47<br />
  21. 21. Diagram from the patent application for?<br />
  22. 22. The keyboard<br />
  23. 23. Some authorities claim that X comes from a medieval Latin , &quot;HierosylmaEstPerdita&quot;, meaning &quot;Jerusalem is lost“ and that when German knights headed a Jew-hunt in the Middle Ages, they ran shouting ‘X! X!&apos;, as much as to say: &apos;Jerusalem is destroyed&apos;. <br />‘Y&apos; was similarly fancifully derived from a Slavic word meaning &apos;to paradise&apos;, so that together the modern phrase would mean &apos;Jerusalem is lost to the infidel, and we are on the road to Paradise! &apos;. <br />What’s the phrase?<br />
  24. 24. Hip ! Hip! Hooray!<br />