TWSNBN X (TOW it all ends…) Neeraj Goswami 15.4.10
<ul><li>20 questions. 1 point for each correct answer. </li></ul><ul><li>First letters of answers give a famous quote. 3 points for getting the quote. </li></ul>
1. Absolutely the best way to start off. Absolut?
2. Hercules wielded an enchanted golden mace, which (according to legend) was made of X-ine and supposed to be indestructible. Inspired by this myth, Dr. Myron MacLain sought to create an indestructible alloy for the American side during World War II. At one point he fell asleep at his lab bench, and the metals he was working with somehow bonded together to form X. Forms of X include: Proto-X True X Secondary X Beta X X (Ultimate) X (Earth-691)
5. Bio-data of? (first name will do) D.O.B. : January 20, 1933(/1936) Aliases : Lloyd Wyman, Dr. Fell, Mr. Closter Nationality : Lithuanian (Father), Italian (Mother), French (Citizenship), American (Long-time residence) Race : Caucasian Ancestry : Lithuanian nobility (Paternal), Italian nobility (Maternal) Education : Institut De Medicine St Marie, Paris, France (M.D.); Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland (Psychiatry Residency Training) Occupation(s) : Forensic Psychiatrist Deformities : Left hand has the condition called mid ray duplication polydactyly, i.e. a duplicated middle finger
Hannibal da distant cousin of Chunnu da of Keshiary (as quoted by the Red Magazine). Photo taken right after BCS suggested that he try cannabis instead of cannibalism.
( what else but good ) Old Trafford <ul><li>The Hublot clock tower in Old Trafford's car park </li></ul><ul><li>Statue of Sir Matt Busby outside OT </li></ul><ul><li>On 29 May 2008, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Manchester United's first European Cup title, a statue of the club's "holy trinity" of George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton, entitled "The United Trinity", was unveiled across Sir Matt Busby Way from the East Stand, directly opposite the statue of Busby. </li></ul><ul><li>ManU started off as Newton Heath </li></ul>
9. Britons : -ax ( m ); -a ( f ) Egyptians : -ep, -is, -ut, -up, -et Gauls : -ix ( m ); -a ( f ) Goths : -ric Greeks : -os, -as, -es ( m ); -a ( f ) Iberians : -on Indians : distorted words and phrases ( m ); -ade ( f ) Normans : -af Persians : -es _______: -us ( m ); -a ( f ) Vikings : -ssen ( m ); -ard, -ude ( f )
Romans. Suffixes used in naming conventions in Asterix.
Esperanto First book, first magazine, first movie and the esperanto flag.
12. Some people maintain that an experiment to resolve this paradox will produce an anti-gravity effect. They propose that as the cat falls towards the ground, it will slow down and start to rotate, eventually reaching a steady state of hovering a short distance from the ground while rotating at high speed. In June 2003, Kimberly Miner won a Student Academy Award for her film Perpetual Motion . Miner based her film on a paper written by a high-school friend that explored the potential implications of the idea. Which idea/paradox?
Buttered cat paradox a joke paradox based on the tongue-in-cheek combination of two adages: 1.Cats always land on their feet. 2.Buttered toast always lands buttered side down.
13. The first use of this phrase was in December 1956 by Horace Logan, who was the announcer at the Louisiana Hayride show, in which X was a regular performer. X had very quickly become very popular with teenagers but had previously taken a regular lowly spot at the Hayride, which was his first big break. He was on the bill quite early in proceedings but after his performance was over and the encore complete, the crowd of teenagers, who weren't Hillbilly enthusiasts, began to leave. Logan announced: " Please, young people ... _____ ___ ____ ___ ________. He has gotten in his car and driven away ... Please take your seats "
14. Google Doodle to mark discovery of ______ __ ___ ____.
<ul><li>15. </li></ul><ul><li>X has acknowledged that the company’s subsidiary Dehomag sold unit record (punched card) equipment and data processing technology and services to Nazi Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>When the Second World War began – well before the United States was formally engaged in the conflict – Watson placed all of X’s facilities at the disposal of the U.S. government. X's product line shifted from tabulating equipment and time recording devices to Sperry and Norden bombsights, Browning Automatic Rifle and the M1 Carbine, and engine parts </li></ul><ul><li>X provides same-sex partners of its employees with health benefits and provides an anti-discrimination clause. The Human Rights Campaign has consistently rated it 100% on its index of gay-friendliness since 2003. </li></ul>
Tea (the Assamese tribute question- didn’t think I’d let that go, did you?) <ul><li>The Japanese tea ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>The Boston Tea Party </li></ul><ul><li>Long Island (Iced Tea) </li></ul><ul><li>Green, White, Yellow, Black- all different types of tea </li></ul>
17. Author, responding to a criticism about a certain song: " Thanks for the tutorial and, no, you're not the first to bring this to my attention—and you're not the first to completely misinterpret the lyric and miss the metaphor. Believe me, I've consumed enough alcoholic beverages in my time to know how they are made and what the proper nomenclature is. But that line in the song has little or nothing to do with alcoholic beverages. It's a sociopolitical statement. My only regret would be having to explain it in detail to you, which would defeat the purpose of using literary devices in songwriting and lower the discussion to some silly and irrelevant argument about chemical processes.“ The song in question?
In a 2009 interview, Plain Dealer music critic John Soeder asked Don Henley this about the lyrics: On "Hotel California," you sing: " So I called up the captain / 'Please bring me my wine' / He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since 1969. '" I realize I'm probably not the first to bring this to your attention, but wine isn't a spirit. Wine is fermented; spirits are distilled. Do you regret that lyric?
Ytterby Inspiration for naming yttrium (Y), ytterbium (Yb), terbium (Tb) and erbium (Er).
19. After reading a transcript of German playwright Heinar Kipphardt's 1964 play, ‘ In the Matter of X ’ soon after it began to be performed, X threatened to sue the playwright. Later he told an interviewer: “ The whole damn thing [his security hearing] was a farce, and these people are trying to make a tragedy out of it. ... I had never said that I had regretted participating in a responsible way in the making of the bomb. I said that perhaps he [Kipphardt] had forgotten Guernica, Coventry, Hamburg, Dresden, Dachau, Warsaw, and Tokyo; but I had not, and that if he found it so difficult to understand, he should write a play about something else .”
Oppenheimer (“ Now I have become death, as in the destroyer of worlds…Yo!”)
20. In mid-December 1986, the band X travelled around the Mojave Desert in California for several days with Corbijn and sleeve designer Steve Averill. On the evening after the first day's shooting, Corbijn told the band about Y and suggested their use on the sleeve. The following day, they found an lone-standing Y, unusual for Y’s which are usually in groups. Corbijn later recounted the photo shoot in Death Valley, California; " It was taken with a panoramic camera to take more of the landscapes in which was the main idea of the shoot: man and environment, the Irish in America. “ The name Y was given by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Y reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer. X and Y? (Take first letter of X for the quote)