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Mostly harmless 22nd april 2012

  1. 1. MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  2. 2.  42 questions Plenty of visuals Keep it simple Qns -1-10 are tie breakers MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  3. 3. 1Recently on the occasion ofInternational Women‘s Day, this authorwas requested to wear white to show hissupport for the same. He replied saying― I don‘t wear white. I will wear a lightershade of black instead‖ in keeping withthe attire he is usually seen in.He has also written what you see on theleft among other things.Who? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  4. 4. NEIL GAIMAN
  5. 5. 2The ruler of an Indian Princelystate was given an epithet by hisMughal allies indicating that he was‗worth more than one man‘.The epithet is reflected even todayin a practice to indicate that theruler is in residence at the palaceWhat epithet?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  6. 6. SAWAIIndicating he was worth more than one
  7. 7. 3George Orwell is widely believed to be the first to use this term in anessay titled "You and the Atom Bomb", published in Tribune, 19October 1945 although the term came into common usage only a fewyears later.He wrote:―We may be heading not for general breakdown but for an epoch ashorribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity. James Burnhams theoryhas been much discussed, but few people have yet considered itsideological implications;— this is, the kind of world-view, the kind ofbeliefs, and the social structure that would probably prevail in a Statewhich was at once unconquerable and in a permanent state of ‗________ with its neighbours.‖Fill in the blanks MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  8. 8. COLD WAR
  9. 9. 4______ is described by people as far back as Galen and Hippocrates.They thought this occurs as a result of disturbances resulting inmovements of the womb. According to their theory, the uteruswasn‘t static but could migrate from one part of the body to the otherresulting in abnormal behaviour.What one word fills the blank MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  10. 10. HYSTERIAFROM THE WORD FOR THE WOMB
  11. 11. 5 When he appeared on the ‗Da Ali G Show‘ he was made to sing this rhyme "My name is X, X X-Y, put down your guns and listen to Bob Marley― Who is X? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  12. 12. BOUTROS BOUTROS GHALI
  13. 13. 6 What connectsDerived somethingfrom the Latin for a hundred steps MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  14. 14. TEMPERATURE SCALESCELCIUS( CENTIGRADE)- a hundred steps LORD KELVIN FAHRENHEIT
  15. 15. 7 What rather unfortunatedistinction do these movies share?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  16. 16. LOWEST EVER IMDB RATINGS
  17. 17. 8Francis Lee, the then chairman, spotting an old woman struggling tocross Claremont Road with two heavy bags of shopping. Lee stoppedhis car and wound down the window. "Can you manage, love?" heasked."Bloody hell, dont tell me youre fed up with Alan Ball already," theold lady shouted back. "Ill come if youre desperate but I insist on athree-year contract.―What club?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  18. 18. MANCHESTER CITY
  19. 19. 9which city has the following landmarks:• Archie Goodwin International Airport• Robinson Park• Robert Kane Memorial Bridge• Miller Harbour• The West-Ward Bridge MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  20. 20. GOTHAM
  21. 21. 10The technical name for this musical instrument is X-forte, meaning soft-loud in Italian. Most commonly though it isreferred to only as X.What musical instrument??? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  22. 22. PIANO
  23. 23. 11Flag for a party whose nametranslates toMovement for Justice.Who heads it??? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  24. 24. IMRAN KHANTEHREEK E INSAAF = movement for justice
  25. 25. 12The word is derived from the combination of the Old Norse wordfor ―colour‖ and the name of a lichen growing in northern Europe.This lichen was used to dye wool and other textiles. This later founduse in another specific application. Identify.Hint: the question is intended to be something of an acid test MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  26. 26. LITMUS
  27. 27. 13 WestTexas Intermediate- USA Saharan Blend-Algeria Girassol-Angola Minas-Indonesia Basra Light-Iraq Es Sider- Libya Bonny Light-Nigeria Arab Light-Saudi Arabia Murban-Emirates BCF 17 -Venezuela ______-Europe/UK MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  28. 28. BRENTCRUDE OIL VARIETIES THAT ARE PRICING STANDARDS
  29. 29. 14• Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation.• Any body passing through solid matter will leave a perforation conforming to its perimeter.• Any violent rearrangement of feline matter is impermanent.• A body will contort and stay contorted to any hole that is smaller than it.The 4 Laws of ______ _______ MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  30. 30. CARTOON PHYSICS
  31. 31. 15The Sound Sweep is a story by J G Ballard set in a futuristic worldwhere waste noise is collected and disposed by the use of a sonovac.Mangon, who is the title character, finds former opera singer MadameGiaconda hiding in an abandoned radio station. She wishes to singagain, but there are no takers for her music.All music is being composed & stored in ultrasonic media and theresno demand for audible music.This story inspired musician Trevor Horn to create what? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  32. 32. VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR BY THE BUGGLES
  33. 33. 16 Blossom the cow. Exhibit at a London Museum. What first in the world of medicine?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  34. 34. BLOSSOM THE COW WAS THE SOURCE OFCOWPOX FOR EDWARD JENNERS VACCINE
  35. 35. 17 Who??? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  36. 36. EDWIN LUTYENSTHE DOME IS OF RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN
  37. 37. 18 Greta Oto is a species of butterfly, known in Spanish as ‗espejitos‘ meaning Little Mirrors.It is commonly known as the ________ Butterfly. Fill in the blanks MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  38. 38. GLASSWING
  39. 39. 19 Poster for a musical titled ______- The Marco Polo musical What has been blanked out ??? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  40. 40. XANADU
  41. 41. 20 Absolut tribute to whom??? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  42. 42. DALI
  43. 43. 21 The name literally means one who is ready to sacrifice his life for the cause. They were a group operating variously on the Afghanistan silk road and then in Iran and Syria from the 8th to the 13th centuries. The exact foundation date of the sect is usually taken to be 1090 when Hasan-i Sabbah captured a mountain stronghold at Alamut, about one hundred miles from present-day Tehran. They would kidnap caravan guards and drug them, then take them back to Alamut, which was famed for its lovely gardens. Plied with hashish, which is forbidden in Islam, the young men would be placed in the lovely gardens with plenty of food and compliant virgins. The young men were subsequently convinced they were in Paradise and told they could return there if they did the bidding of Sabbah. Visual from a similarly named group from Dune on the next slide MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  44. 44. FIDAYEEN
  45. 45. 22 This gentleman was stopped by the immigration authorities while moving to the States. He was asked what his profession was, to which he replied, I am a producer.‘ Then he was asked what he produced, to which his reply was ‗gooseflesh‘. He is also known to have said about television- "Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs." Who? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  46. 46. HITCHCOCK
  47. 47. 23 The Swahili for there are no worries is Hakuna Matata What song by a legendary group takes its name from a saying of the Yoruba tribe that means Life goes on. It has also been incorporated ( lets make that mutilated beyond belief) in a Subhash Ghai movie from the 1990s. MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  48. 48. O BLA DI O BLA DA BY THE BEATLESTHE SUBASH GHAI MOVIE IS PARDES
  49. 49. 24 What is being depicted in this map?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  50. 50. SOURCING OF COMPONENTS FOR BUILDING THE AIRBUS A380 All roads lead to Toulouse in this case
  51. 51. 25What was described as follows - "Its like putting out acigarette with both feet, and wiping your bottom with atowel, to the beat of the music." MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  52. 52. THE TWISTALL HAIL CHUBBY CHECKER
  53. 53. 26 Identify the actor and who he/she is portraying MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  54. 54. CATE BLANCHETT AS BOB DYLAN
  55. 55. 27The beer earned the nickname X atthe time when Cote d‘Ivoirequalified for the 2006 World Cup.In the proceeding celebrations, Xwas seen turning down champagneand other similar style of drinks infavour of a 1 Litre Bock. Thispublic endorsement of the beer wasrecognised by the local populationand the beer earned it‘s namesake. MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  56. 56. DROGBA
  57. 57. 28 X by Mark Knopfler Shes going shopping shopping for shoes She wants them in magenta and caribbean blue Platinum and buttercup lilac and black They fill a bucket up and laugh behind her back X baby X baby what to do All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you In New York and Paris on the Champs Elysée They see her coming from a long long way They clap their hands together when they get her in the store Shes gonna wanna get more more more and more and more X baby X baby what to do All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you Who is X??? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  58. 58. IMELDA MARCOS
  59. 59. 29Chancellor of the King ofEgypt, Doctor, First in line after theKing of Upper Egypt, Administrator ofthe Great Palace, Hereditarynobleman, High Priest ofHeliopolis, Builder, ChiefCarpenter, Chief Sculptor, and Makerof Vases in Chief- _______.Most of us would have heard his namein the context of a series of movies. MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  60. 60. IMHOTEP
  61. 61. 30In 1960, an experimental Rolex Deepsea special was used.In 2012, another Rolex model wasattached to a robotic manipulator arm.Where was this being done?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  62. 62. CHALLENGER DEEP MARIANA TRENCHATTACHED TO THE VEHICLE USED BY JAMES CAMERON
  63. 63. 31 But were it to my fancy given To rate her charms, Id call them heaven; For though a mortal made of clay, Angels must love ___ _______ She hath a way so to control, To rapture the imprisoned soul, And sweetest heaven on earth display, That to be heaven ___ ______ She _______ _____ ________– To be heavens self ____ ________.A poem allegedly by Shakespeare about his wife, but attributed toCharles Dibdin, composed for the Stratford upon Avon Shakespearefestival of 1769. Fill in the blanks MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  64. 64. ANNE HATHAWAY
  65. 65. 32 One of the worlds oldest corporations, and it has been owned by the same family for some five hundred years. The X company was established in 1526, when gunsmith Maestro Bartolomeo X of Gardone Val Trompia (Brescia, Lombardy, Italy) was paid 296 ducats in payment for 185 arquebus barrels by the Arsenal of Venice. MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  66. 66. BERETTA
  67. 67. 33 The picture shows a comicbook that was released in theaftermath of the release of a certain movie sequel. This sequel was rather appropriately slated to be released on the 1st of November. What movie?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  68. 68. BOONDOCK SAINTS 2ALL SAINTS DAY BEING 1st NOV
  69. 69. 34Pictures from a holiday thatJoe and Alice Scandura tookearlier this year.Amongst the many things theydid on this holiday, was gettingthe picture taken.The officially sanctionedversion of this holiday involvesthe MS Balmoral.What was this holiday allabout?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  70. 70. CRUISE RECREATING THE JOURNEY OF THE TITANIC
  71. 71. 35 What connects the following?  The greeks name for the sun god  New one  From a Greek word meaning lazy  Kal-el‘s home Planet  From the greek for foreign or strange  The heaviest known of its kind previously called emanation MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  72. 72. NOBLE/ INERT GASESHelium, Neon, Argon, krypton, Xenon, Radon
  73. 73. 36This first premiered at the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow on the 5th ofMarch 1877 as part of a benefit for Pelageya Karapakova, apremier ballerina. What??? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  74. 74. SWAN LAKE THE BALLET BLACK SWAN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE
  75. 75. 37Thomas Wakley founded something in 1823that is today one of the pioneers and the oldestin its field.Contrary to public perception, he named whathe founded X not because of the medicalinstrument but because of a style ofarchitectural windows commonly found at hisAlma Mater (as shown in the pic). Incidentallythere are some significant similarities in theshape of the window and the instrument.What is X MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  76. 76. LANCET THE MEDICAL JOURNAL
  77. 77. 38Manufactured by Bombay Chemicals Pvt Ltd based in Thane.The active ingredient is Allethrin, a pyrethroid derivative fromthe Chrysanthemum family.Brand launched in 1970‘s fought off competitors such asAttach, Guard and Rooster to emerge as the market leader. Stillaround today though it has rapidly been overtaken by other newerproducts on the market mainly from MNC‘s . ID this iconic Indian brand MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  78. 78. TORTOISE MOSQUITO COILS
  79. 79. 39 What ‗sport‘ has its genesis in this novel?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  80. 80. CHESS BOXING
  81. 81. 40 What historic event, that was subsequently immortalised in a famousliterary work, took place in the valley between the Fedyukhin Heights and the Causeway Heights? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  82. 82. THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
  83. 83. 41 What was the capital of Poland till 1600?? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  84. 84. KRAKOW
  85. 85. 42In Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency, a group ofSalaxalans attempt to populate the Earth. However due to thelaziness of their engineer, they all get killed and accidentallycreate life on earth.The ghost of the engineer then possesses the body of the poetX and influences him to add a stanza to the poem _________to describe how to correct the problem that destroyed thelanding craft.However, Dirk Gently saves the world by distracting X longenough to break his concentration and prevent the expansionof the poem.Which poem and who is X? MOSTLY HARMLESS -22nd APril- Suraj
  86. 86. KUBLAI KHANSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

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