• Pounce and bounce.
• Once clockwise once anticlockwise
• Standard rules apply
In the 1880s, Harvey Henderson Wilcox of Kansas and his wife Daeida
moved to Los Angeles from
Topeka and bought 160 acres of land in the countryside to the west of the
city at the foothills and the Cahuenga Pass. On a train trip to the east,
Daeida met a woman who spoke of her country home in Ohio named after a
Dutch settlement. She liked the sound of it and upon returning to Southern
California, bestowed the name to the family ranch.
What was it called?
X is a conception of the afterlife that evolved over time and was
maintained by certain Greek religious and philosophical sects, and
cults. Initially separate from the realm of Hades, admission was
initially reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes.
Later, it expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous,
and the heroic, where they would remain after death, to live a blessed
and happy life. Also the name of a 2013 hollywood movie.
X is a garment worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape
for aesthetic or medical purposes. The word X is derived from the Old
French word corps and the diminutive of body. The word X came into
general use in the English language in 1785. the word was used in
The Ladies Magazine to describe a ―quilted waistcoat‖ called un X by
On June 23, 1916, about halfway into one of the bloodiest
battles in World War I, The Battle of Verdun, French General
Robert Nivelle issued an order to his tired and tattered troops,
forced to stand against the impending German forces. The
order was simple:
‗Vous ne les laisserez pas passer, mes camarades‘
Translated into english, it becomes a phrase, occasionally
used in memes, whose usage in Pop culture has reached epic
proportions, mainly because of a fantasy movie in which it was
used by one of the main characters.
Which phrase ?
This island appears often in media and popular culture, including films like
The Book of Eli (2010), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Catch Me If You Can
(2002), The Rock (1996), Murder in the First (1995) etc. It also was featured
in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II (in a downloadable zombie
survival map). It is also featured as a playable racetrack in the 1996 arcade
racing video game San Francisco Rush: The Rock. It has also been often
portrayed as a safe haven or base of operations in many post-apocalyptic
movies, such as The Book of Eli. It gets flattened by the crashing Starship
Vengeance in Star Trek Into Darkness(2013).
Which island ?? (pic in next slide)
X is a device used to
introduce a stream of
water into the body for
medical or hygienic
reasons, or the stream
of water itself.
X usually refers to the rinsing of any body cavity.
X is also a pejorative term used to describe any obnoxious
person. Id X.
• This famous logo was first sketched by the British designer Gerald
Holtom to accompany the Aldermaston march in 1958. He said later: ―I
was in despair … I drew myself … with hands outstretched outwards
and downwards in the manner of Goya‘s peasant before the firing
squad. I formalized the drawing into a line and put a circle around it‖.
Which famous logo/symbol?
Several camera techniques and special effects have evolved to portray this
movie making technique – the most common ones being the edges of the
picture may be deliberately blurred, photography may be jarring or choppy,
or unusual coloration or sepia tone, or monochrome when most of the story
is in full color.
This movie making technique is often used to create a suspense in the story
or to develop a character.
Which technique is being talked about?
This artifact was built in 1664 in Gottorp, Germany. In 1714, it
is given as a gift to Peter the Great but is destroyed by fire in
1747. The reconstructed globe, stolen by the Germans in
World War II and recovered by US troops, now resides at the
St. Petersburg Kunstkammer.
The Gottorp Globe is considered the world‘s first what?
• According to an apocryphal story, it owes its existence to a section of
tightly packed seats behind the homeplate at Fenway Parkin Boston.
The seseats were so close together that whenever a fan had to stand
up to get a beer, it caused annoyance to people nearby. It caught
world wideattention in 1986. What phenomenon am I talking about?
• This flower, called Thistle
is the national flower of
many a national
symbols of Scotland like coins, awards etc.
• The most significant presence of this flower is found on
the logo of a company, founded in Scotland in the 1770s.
The company claims to have been successful due to
contributions from more than 110 Nobel Laureates and
five American presidents. Which company?
The sport of X involves throwing a parachute out of a plane
and then jumping after it, the aim being to freefall with the
parachute, strap it on and deploy the parachute before hitting
The longest time ever recorded between skydiver and
parachute leaving the plane and linking up is 50 seconds. It
was achieved by Yasuhiro Kubo in September 2000.
Craig Glenday, editor of Guinness World Records, has used X
as an extreme example of the book's policy to keep records for
record categories in which only the life of the participant would
be put at risk.
Identify this extreme sport X.
For the benefit of anyone new to this round.
Questions are tweets which might have been put up by
some historical figures(needn‘t be human always) had
twitter been present.
Some questions will require you to give the person
tweeting and in some cases I‘ll need the funda aswel.
• He is believed to be one of Earth‘s greatest scientific geniuses, and is
highly skilled in various sciences. His principal personal weapons are
the ten rings which he wears on the fingers of each hand, each having
a different power.
• But another ‗version‘ says that his real name is Terrence Slattery, an
always drunk British Scouser who is a fan of Liverpool FC.
• By what name do we commonly know him?
Green , Red, Gold, Blue, White, Jewel, Silver, Black, Orange, Anti, X,
Slow, Magno, Bizzaro Red, Pink, Gemstone, Hybrid, Periwinkle.
These are the various forms of what thing from the world of comics?
• It was created as a replacement for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, an
earlier cartoon character created by the Disney studio for Charles
Mintz of Universal Studios. His body was designed out of circles in
order to make the character simple to animate, which is most
noticeable in his ears. This made him easily recognizable to
audiences and made his ears an unofficial personal trademark.
• In 1978, it became the first cartoon character to have a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Breakout, a discrete logic (non-microprocessor) game, was designed by Nolan Bushnell, Y, and
Steve Bristow, all three who were involved with Atari subsidiary Kee Games.
They had an idea to turn Pong into a single player game, where the player would use a ball to
deplete a wall of bricks without missing the ball on its rebound. Bushnell was certain the game would
be popular, and the two partnered to produce a concept. Al Alcorn was assigned as the project
manager, and began development with Cyan Engineering in 1975. The same year, Alcorn assigned X
to design a prototype. X was offered US$750, with a bonus for every chip fewer than 50. X promised
to complete a prototype within four days.
X and Y were partners and worked for HP. X wasn‘t much knowledgeable about chips but Y was and
it was his brilliance Atari wanted to employ.
However X and Y are not famous as Game Developers.
(pic on next slide)
Most of the game is set in a remote desert area of New Mexico in the Black
Mesa Research Facility, a fictional complex that bears many similarities to
both the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Area 51, at some point between
the 2000s. The game's protagonist is the theoretical physicist Gordon
Freeman, an MIT graduate who holds a Ph.D. Freeman becomes one of the
survivors of an experiment at Black Mesa that goes horribly wrong, when an
unexpected "resonance cascade"—a fictitious phenomenon —rips
dimensional seams, devastating the facility. Aliens from another dimension
known as Xen subsequently enter the facility through these dimensional
seams (an event known as the "Black Mesa incident").
The Knights of Walpurgis were founded around one thousand years ago to protect witches
and wizards from persecution. However, after a while Wizarding society managed to
convince everyone that magic does not exist, and the services of the Knights were no
The Etymology of the names comes from a German festival.
“Walpurgis Night (in German folklore) the night of April 30 (May Day's eve), when witches
meet on the Brocken mountain and hold revels with the Devil...”
This origin is not coincidental and is somewhat of a obscure connection to the ideology of
the Knights to ideology of Hitler‘s Germany. The knights were defeated in 1945(Second
vague connection to Hitler‘s defeat) and went into hiding when their leader was defeated.
How do we better know them?
In 2003, at the age of eleven, Evanna had been admitted to the hospital, where she spent two
years in treatment for anorexia. She often wrote to Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, of whom she
was a fan and whom she considered a counselor, and got a reply in which Rowling reminded her
that anorexia was "destructive, not creative―. Still, she feared that she would miss the release of the
fifth Harry Potter book, but the hospital released her for the morning of the book release, and it was
arranged for her to receive a copy of the book signed by J.K. Rowling herself.
―The only actor or actress who has ever, ever intruded while writing was Evanna Lynch, who is
absolutely perfect as X. And I must admit I have heard her voice in my head when I wrote the book.
I love Evanna. She's fantastic. She was perfectly cast, she was… she won't mind me saying this,
she is completely cool with this, she is X! She is very X-esque, in personality, and is just spot on for
Before clinching the role, Evanna wrote to J.K. Rowling telling her that she wanted to be X but she
came from a sleepy place called Termonfeckin where nothing ever happened. Rowling wrote back
encouraging her and told her not to be too disheartened that she herself came from a very sleepy
• Written by James Lord Pierpont, it was actually written and sung for
Thanksgiving. Jingle Bell is is commonly taken to mean a certain kind of bell
• In a biblical ceremony called Yom Kippur or The Day of Atonement, a
particular animal is chosen, upon whose head, the sins of the people
are symbolically placed. This particular animal is then sent away into
the wilderness or into the desert, where it would probably perish.
• This gave rise to which term ?
X was a FIFA referee between the match between El
Salvador and Netherlands Antilles in 1998. Soon after
this X had to retire from being a football referee as the
age limit was lowered to 45.
However this allowed him to start his career as a cricket
• X was shortlisted for national hockey and football squads, Captain of SA junior
rugby, is still the holder of six SA school swimming records, the fastest 100m
time in SA juniors, a member of SA junior Davis Cup team, the National
Badminton U-19 champion, received a national medal from Mandela for a
science project and has a golf handicap of Scratch.
• Known for his unorthodox style of play and the ability to save matches, he says
Johnty Rhodes was his main inspiration which made him choose cricket over all
the other sports. Possibly the Best Fielder presently, comparable to Rhodes.
Indian Mythology, specifically the Mahabharata has had instances of many
modern technologies. One such is the instance of Test-Tube babies.
X was not gestated in a womb, but outside the human body in a vessel(droon)
Bharadwaja went with his companion to the Ganga to perform his ablution.
There he beheld a beautiful apsara Ghritachi who had come to bathe. The
sage was overcome by desire, causing him to produce reproductive fluid. It
was captured in a vessel and X sprung from this fluid thus preserved. In other
words he was born without a womb.
• According to a fable, X married 27 daughters of Daksha,but truly loved
only one of them. His other wivescomplained about this negligent
behavior to Daksha,who cursed him that he would become ugly
forever. Asa penance, X prayed to Lord Shiva to remove the
curse.However, Lord Shiva said that he could not remove thecurse
completely, but said that whenever X lost hisbeauty completely, he
would again gradually gain hisbeauty and the cycle would go on.Who
is X, and what resulted thus?
X nicknamed as "The Black Spider" or "The Black Panther", was a Soviet-Russian football
goalkeeper, considered by many to be one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the
game. He was known for his athleticism in goal, imposing stature and reflex saves.
X appeared in four World Cups from 1958 to 1970, and in 2002 was chosen on the FIFA
Dream Team of the history of World Cups. He is also a member of the World Team of the
20th Century. He made over 150 penalty saves and kept over 270 clean sheets in his
career, winning a Gold medal at the 1956 Olympic football tournament, and won the 1960
European Championships. In 1963, X was named the European Footballer of the Year, the
only goalkeeper ever to receive the award. He was voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th
century by the IFFHS.
In 1994, FIFA established the X Award for the best goalkeeper at the World Cup finals.
• The 1989 X disaster was a human crush which occurred during the FA
Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest
football clubs on 15 April 1989 at the X Stadium in Sheffield, England.
The crush resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766
others. The disaster remains the worst stadium-related disaster in
British history and one of the world's worst football disasters.
An interesting story of how the contraption got its name comes from a
biography of Sir Winston Churchill: to disguise the device, drawings
were marked "water carriers for Russia." When it was pointed out this
might be shortened to "WCs for Russia," the drawings were changed
to "water _____ for Russia." Eventually that's what the device became
known as. What?
X was developed in 1943, in a secret laboratory at Harvard University in
Massachusetts. X is a mixture of a thickening/gelling agent and petroleum or
a similar fuel for use in an incendiary device. Initially it was used against
buildings and later primarily as an anti-personnel weapon. X‘s first recorded
use was in the European theatre of war; it was used extensively in
incendiary attacks on Japanese cities.
In 1980, the United Nations declared that "the gel's use on concentrations of
civilians a war crime―.
X is the common name for a man-portable recoilless rocket antitank
weapon, widely fielded by the US Army. The innovative X was amongst the
first-generation of rocket propelled anti-tank weapons used in infantry
The universally-applied nickname arose from the M1 variant's vague
resemblance to the musical instrument called a X
The term X continues to be used informally as a genericized term to refer to
any shoulder-fired missile weapon (mainly rocket propelled grenades).
Identify X (Pic in next slide).
In 2220 A.D. mankind has conquered the solar system and is reaching out
into space. Earth is ruled by a World Government. Space stations have been
established on many planets of the Solar System. One of these stations is a
high security prison on Io, a moon of Jupiter. Here, the twelve most
dangerous criminals are held up in suspended animation. Each one of them
is an expert in their field. When a meteorite strike hits the base, destroying
its security system, these criminals break free and escape. The Earth
Government assigns its top law enforcer, X, the mission to arrest these
fugitives. X is the son of one of the Earth's top scientists and the grandson of
the ruler of the Parajeevs from the thirteenth dimension, a race of beings ten
million years ahead of us in civilization.
The main antagonist is inspired from Darth Vader
• X, literally "The Island", is a broadcaster headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Initially
launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, X has since
expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV
channels in multiple languages.
• The station gained worldwide attention following the outbreak of war in Afghanistan,
when it was the only channel to cover the war live, from its office there.
• In the 2000s, it was voted one of the five best news web sites, along with BBC
News, National Geographic and The Smoking Gun. It was also voted by
Brandchannel readers as the fifth most influential global brand behind Apple,
Google, Ikea and Starbucks.
• Identify X.
• The X is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors
(GM) that has been produced in seven generations. The first model, a
convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM
Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for
naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a
X. Originally built in Michigan and Missouri, the X is currently
manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car
of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
• A X has been used as the Indianapolis 500 pace car 12 times.
• The civilian ______ were manufactured with automotive gloss paint,
adding passenger car enhancements such as air conditioning, sound
insulation, upgraded upholstery, stereo systems, wood trim, and
• The civilian model began in part because of the persistence of Arnold
Schwarzenegger, who saw an Army convoy while filming a movie.
• ________ appeared in popular culture as early as 1943, as U.S Army
motorized cavalry are pictured in Life magazine performing high
• There are basically 3 ways to do a _______ -Clutch, power and
• What am I talking about?
X is the central character of the Y saga, appearing as one
of the main antagonists of the original trilogy and as one
of the main protagonists of the prequel trilogy.
The character was created by George Lucas and
numerous actors have portrayed him. His appearances
span all six Y films, and he is an important character in
the expanded universe of television series, video games,
novels, literature and comic books.
Give X and Y.
After the copyright warning, there is another warning on the DVD. This warning is from
X, and is only there for a second. "If you are reading this then this warning is for you.
Every word you read of this is useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you
have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better
way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give
respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to
read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you
should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the
excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If
you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned... X"
Which movie ?
• After Rocky IV's release, a joke was making rounds that since Rocky
had run out of opponents, he would have to fight an alien in the fifth
instalment. Screenwriters Jim and John Thomas took the joke
seriously and wrote a screenplay based on the joke.
• What resulted?
• James Meadows Rendel, a British civil engineer is well known for the
construction of this vintage bridge standing tall for the last 70 years.
• Technically speaking, the Bridge is a "Cantilever Truss" bridge,
constructed entirely by riveting, without nuts or bolts!
• It was the third-longest cantilever bridge at the time of its construction,
and is currently is the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world
One theory of collapse of the main sanctum of this temple is given here“It is described that there was a magnetic load stone on the top of the temple and due to
its magnetic effects, mariner’s compasses fitted in ships used to show wrong directions,
it was a troubling task for the sailors to drive their vessels in right direction.
To make shipping safe, the Muslim voyagers took away the load stone from the
temple which was working as the central stone keeping all the stones of the temple wall
in a balance. Due to its displacement the temple walls lost their balance and fell down in
course of time.”
Other theories of collapse include Earthquake, thunderstrike, hasty completion of the
temple, a weak foundation and mythical curses.
Referred as the BLACK PAGODA by European sailors, how is it better known to
• The company was incorporated on 29 December 1945, in Mumbai by
'Western India Vegetables Products Limited', later abbreviated to 'X'. It
was initially set up as a manufacturer of vegetable ghee, vanaspati,
and refined oils in Amalner, district Jalgaon, Maharashtra, under the
trade names of Kisan, Sunflower and Camel. The company logo still
contains a sunflower to reflect products of the original business. In
1988, X diversified its product line into heavy-duty industrial cylinders
and mobile hydraulic cylinders. Which company ?
• In 1946, a young entrepreneur opened a small toy balloon
manufacturing unit in a shed at Tiruvottiyur, Madras(now chennai). In
a shed without any machines, a variety of products, ranging from
balloons and squeaking toys to industrial gloves and contraceptives
were produced. Which multi billion dollar company had such a humble
• The logo of X is one of the most brilliant logos in the
world, a rotationally symmetric chain ambigram.
• In 1982, when graduate student Andy Bechtolsheim of
Stanford University built his 68000 Unix System for his
university network, Vaughan Pratt designed the initial X
logo with four interleaved copies of the word ___.
• X was acquired by Oracle Corporation in Jan 2010.
There is a belief maintained by the Qur'anic Principle that God has sent
prophets and messengers to every nation of the world leaving no region
without divine guidance. There is also a saying reportedly of the Islamic
prophet Muhammad which says:―There was a prophet of God in India who was dark in colour and his
name was Kahan”
• He never appears to grow old or age at all in the historical depictions despite
passing of several decades, but there are grounds for a debate whether this
indicates that he has no material body, since battles and other descriptions show
clear indications that he seems to be subject to the limitations of nature.
• Megasthenes described an Indian tribe called Sourasenoi, who especially
worshipped Herakles in their land, and this land had two cities, Methora and
Kleisobora, and a navigable river, the Jobares. As was common in the ancient
period, the Greeks sometimes described foreign gods in terms of their own divinities,
and there is a little doubt that the Sourasenoi refers to the Shurasenas, a branch of
the Yadu dynasty
X belonged to the Vrishni clan of Yadavas from Mathura, and was the eighth
son born to the princess.
His abode was what was Lord Vishwakarma‘s creation in the Dvapara Yuga
adding to his tally of Swarga and Lanka.
In 1965, the X-bhakti movement had spread outside India when its
founder,Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, (who was instructed by his guru,
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura) traveled from his homeland in West
Bengal to New York City. A year later in 1966, after gaining many followers,
he was able to form the International Society for X Consciousness.
This story is among the very few that combines three mythologies
together. The Egyptian Mythology, Norse Mythology and Indian
Mythology. Although this combination is a very small part of the story,
rather its just the origin story of a major character, it shows the level of
power of the story‘s main antagonist.
The setting is distinctly futuristic and technological, instances of
mythology and supernatural events do occur. Mythologies, like Valhalla,
and even supernatural forces, such as demonic enemies, make regular
appearances, yet do not seem to stand out amongst the technologically
―Before the darkness could do harm to the Universe, it was set upon by
the Gods of three religions:
Odin, the one-eyed king of Asgard and the Norse gods.
Ra, the Sun God and King of the Gods of Egypt
Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu.
Darkness was completely destroyed except a small fragment which falls
to Earth to wipe out the dinosaurs. The story has not had a conclusion
The story of a young prince from Feudal Japan whose father's empire is
destroyed by a demon. As a child, the prince escapes destruction and
travels the world training his mind and his body for years until he reaches
adulthood. He challenges the demon to a duel and defeats the demon with a
weapon of his father‘s creation. However, before the prince can deal the
killing blow, the demon creates a time portal and sends his opponent into the
distant future, anticipating that he would be able to amass sufficient power to
deal with the samurai later. He arrives in a dystopian, futuristic Earth filled
with robot minions and a large number of alien immigrant races of various