1. Identify X, Y
In 1504, __X__ was stranded in north coast of Jamaica, due to worm-eaten leaking ship. The
native inhabitants were no longer awed by the newcomers. Annoyed by their voracious
appetites and angry at the depredations of crew members, who had plundered several
villages, the population was hostile and would no longer supply food.
__X__ came up with a clever plan and warned the islanders that his god was upset with their
refusal of food and that the moon would “rise inflamed with wrath” as an expression of divine
displeasure. He successfully intimidated the natives by correctly predicting a __Y__, using the
Ephemeris of the German astronomer Regiomontanus.
On the appointed night, the moon darkened and turned red, and the terrified islanders
offered provisions and beseeched __X__ to ask his god for mercy.
1504 Lunar Eclipse Incident
X - Christopher Columbus
Y - Lunar Eclipse
2. Identify X and Y
The following pic is a cover from the comic : “The five
fists of science”. Identify the Middle( X ) and the Right
( Y ) antagonists .
The Protagonists in the comic include Thomas Edison,
J P Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Guglielmo
In middle age, X became a close friend of Y. They
spent a lot of time together in his lab and elsewhere.
Y notably described his induction motor invention as
"the most valuable patent since the telephone".
3. Identify the Organisation ?
________ is a military operation run jointly by the United
States and Canada. Originally headquartered in a massive complex
built within a hollowed-out mountain near Colorado Springs, their
goal is to monitor all possible approaches to the United States via air
and space for potential attacks. Created at the height of Cold War
paranoia, it’s a technological wonder that has been forced to
adapt continually to new threats.
Aerospace warning includes the detection, validation, and warning
of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or
space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other
Their motto is "Deter, Detect, Defend."
Cheyenne Mountain (Alternate Command Center ) is a setting of
the 1983 film WarGames
The North American Aerospace Defence Command
4. Identify the book X ?
Signature is a software that provides various statistical tests on linguistics. It
can look at things like the length of the words, the length of the sentences, the
lengths of the paragraphs, the patterns of punctuation, and it can search for
words that are either particularly frequent, or words that are distinctive of
Aware of the existence of computer software capable of analyzing a text
style and use of words, the Sunday times contacted its creator, Professor Peter
Millican of Oxford University.
Tests were conducted on the book X which created a lot of hullabaloo.
Pic on next slide
The Software Predicted That “Cuckoo’s Calling” was in fact written
by JK Rowling under the pseudo name Robert Galbraith.
5. Identify the photography
Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at
which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than
that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed,
time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.
Lateral epicondylitis is a condition where the outer part of
certain part of the body becomes sore and tender. Since the
pathogenesis of this condition is still unknown, there is no single
agreed name. While the common name “X" suggests a strong
link to racquet sports, this condition can also be caused by
sports such as swimming and climbing, the work of manual
workers and waiters, playing guitar and similar instruments, as
well as activities of daily living.
The acute pain that a person might feel occurs when they fully
extend their arm.
7. Identify the book X and movie Y
Homer Hickam is an American author, Vietnam veteran, and a
former NASA engineer. His autobiographical novel X : A Memoir, was
a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller, is studied in many American and
international school systems, and was the basis for the film Y.
He graduated from Big Creek High School in
1960. There, he and a group of boys who built
rockets. They called themselves the Big Creek
Missile Agency (BCMA). After working on
finding the perfect way to build rockets, they
took their designs to the 1960 National Science
Fair, where the BCMA won a gold and silver
medal in the area of propulsion.
8. In memory of the telegraph
The shortest telegram in the English language is
attributed to Oscar Wilde. Oscar Wilde was living in Paris
and he cabled his publisher in Britain to see how his new
book was doing. Telegraph offices usually charge on
word count and hence What did Oscar Wilde sent and
what did the publisher reply ?
9. Identify X Y
Copenhagen is a play by Michael Frayn, based around an event that
occurred in Copenhagen in 1941, a meeting between the physicists X
and Y. It premiered in London in 1998 at the National Theatre, running
for more than 300 performances.
X and Y presented the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum
mechanics. During the Second World War, X worked for Germany,
researching atomic technology and heading their nuclear reactor
program. After the war, his involvement with the Nazis earned him
certain notoriety in the world of physicists, mainly due to the fact that
he could have given Hitler the means to produce and use nuclear
X – Charles Darwin
A – Origin Of Species
Y – Karl Marx
B – Das Kapital
Das Capital dedication to Darwin is now a proven myth.
11. Other than being lucky what's
the purpose of this Lucky Penny
To calibrate its cameras on the Martian surface
'When a geologist takes pictures of rock outcrops she is studying, she
wants an object of known scale in the photographs,' said Mars
Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) Principal Investigator Ken Edgett, of
Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego.
The lucky penny hidden on Curiosity: A 1909 'VDB' cent from the first
year Lincoln pennies were minted
Who was the German (at the time, Prussian)
geographer and naturalist who made an
extensive and pioneering scientific
exploration of Latin America, was one of the
first to suggest that the continents may once
have been joined together, and who today
gives his name to, among other things, a
species of penguin ?
Not just a penguin, but also a squid, a lily, an
orchid, a skunk, several geographical
features, several places, and many more
things are all named after him.
13. X Goat ?
Dr. Randy Lewis, a professor of molecular
biology developed genetically modified
goats at a farm at Utah State University, US,
which produce large quantities of a X’s Y that
is among the strongest substances known to
X’s Y is 100 times stronger than natural
ligaments, and 10 times stronger than natural
tendons; it is stronger than Kevlar and more
elastic than nylon.
Its tensile strength is greater than the same
weight of steel.
Spider Goats & Spider Silk
The transplanted gene means the goat produce milk containing an
extra protein, which is extracted and spun into spider silk thread.
14. Identify the neurological
____________ from the ancient Greek meaning "together sensation," is
a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or
cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a
second sensory or cognitive pathway.
Grapheme - color ___________ is a form in which an individual's
perception of numbers and letters is associated with the experience
Marilyn Monroe, Richard Feynman, Billy Joel etc. are some of the
famous personalities with this condition.
Smart Metals / Shape Memory Alloys
Smart materials respond to things that happen around them
Smart alloys have unusual properties. Nitinol is an alloy of nickel and
titanium, and is known as a shape memory alloy. If nitinol is bent out
of shape, it returns to its original shape when it is either heated or an
electric current is passed through it. This property makes it useful for
making spectacle frames - they return to their original shape if they
are put in hot water after bending them.
At the phase transformation temperature, the alloy undergoes a
crystalline reversible solid state phase change from martensite to
austenite. It should be noted that both phases have different
QUID (Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination)
It was designed for the foreign exchange company Travelex by scientists
from Britain's National Space Centre and the University of Leicester.
It’s a currency for inter-planetary travellers
It is designed to withstand the stresses of space travel and has no sharp
edges or chemicals that could hurt space tourists.
3D Printer – Gun Design controversy
Cody Wilson, a 24-year-old law student at the
University of Texas.
He is the founder and director of Defense
Distributed, a non-profit organization that
develops and publishes open source gun
designs, so-called "Wiki Weapons," suitable
for 3D printing.
Listed in “The 15 Most Dangerous People in the
World” by Wired Magazine.
The design for a controversial 3D-printed gun
has been downloaded around 100,000 times.
Developed by Defense Distributed, the Liberator
gun is assembled from components made on a
3D printer. It’s not illegal to download the
blueprints, but anyone in the UK who makes the
gun faces prosecution (unless they’re a
registered firearms dealer).
________ is a funnel-shaped
hollow in the earth's surface.
They are formed by the
seepage of water in soluble
rocks, such as limestone,
dolomite, and gypsum (Karst
Caves Of Swallows, Mexico
20. Identify X
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight
Batman Begins 0
The Dark Knight Rises - The longest IMAX movie ever filmed.
IMAX cameras and film stock are rarely used for mainstream films; the cameras
are heavy and the film stock is expensive. However, since 2002, some feature
films shot with digital cameras or on regular 35mm film stock have undergone
IMAX Digital Media Remastering (DMR) processing for showing both in 70mm IMAX
theatres and in Digital IMAX theatres.
21. This book is believed to be a Scientific
counter argument of a famous book. Identify
the original author and book ?
Rupert Sheldrake’s TED talk (Jan, 2013) in the same name
“The Science Delusion.” was controversially banned by the
TED community after being aired.
Celebrities who underwent the
double mastectomy operation
12th Century Byzantine Manuscript
To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with
him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal
to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art — if they desire to learn it — without fee
and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons
and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and
have taken an oath according to the medical law, but to no one else.
I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will
keep them from harm and injustice.
I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.
Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and
I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are
engaged in this work.
Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional
injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be
they free or slaves.
What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to
the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself holding such
things shameful to be spoken about.
If I fulfill this path and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored
with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite
of all this be my lot.
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25. Identify the company ?
It’s a technology developed in part by Laurence
Kemball-Cook, convert human traversal
The tiles made their first
big commercial appearance between London’s
Olympic stadium and the Westfield Stratford City
mall (Europe's largest urban mall) during the 2012
Olympics. 20 Tiles should be enough feet to power
about half its (the mall's) outdoor lighting needs.
Pitch Drop Experiment
Longest running experiment
1st drop fell
2nd drop fell
3rd drop fell
4th drop fell
5th drop fell
6th drop fell
7th drop fell
28 November 2000
8th drop fell
Experiment set up
The stem was cut
El X is a coast redwood (Sequoia
sempervirens) tree located in El X Park on
the banks of San Francisquito Creek in X, X
means the tall stick in Spanish.
A city related to technology filed gets its
name from this tree.
29. What's the significance of this
It was early Monday morning on April 28, 1986, and Cliff Robinson had just eaten
breakfast in the coffee room at the plant. He'd gone to the washroom, on the
border of the controlled and uncontrolled areas of the plant, to brush his
teeth. On the way back to the locker room, he had to pass through a radiation
Robinson set the alarm off.
"It was so strange, because I hadn't even been in the controlled area!" he says.
He went through a couple more times, and the third time, the alarm didn't go off.
He and one of the workers who monitored the detector thought it was a mistake
and that the detector simply need some adjustment.
Robinson went about his duties, monitoring radioactivity within the power station.
When he got back, he recalls, there was a long line of workers waiting at the
detector. No one could get through, he says, because the alarm kept going off.
Robinson borrowed a shoe from one of the people there and took it into the lab,
where he put it on a germanium detector.
"Then, I saw a sight that I will never forget," he says. "The shoe was highly
contaminated. I could see this spectrum rising up very quickly. And it was just
amazing, because there were many radioactive elements there that we normally
didn't see in the cooling water at Forsmark."
Chernobyl sets off detectors in Sweden
Sweden has gotten the credit for pushing the former
Soviet Union to admit that something had gone wrong
at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
April 26, 1986 - Reactor #4 exploded at the Chernobyl
nuclear power plant in the Ukraine.
April 28, 1986 - Swedish diplomats were in touch with
Moscow inquiring about whether there could have
been a nuclear accident there. But the answer they got
was "no". Sweden warned that they were going to file
an official alert with the International Atomic Energy
Authority, and it was only then that the Soviet Union
admitted that there'd been an accident at Chernobyl.
CNN called Cliff Robinson the "Engineer who alerted the
World" to the Chernobyl accident.
"Leak in the East spreads
Radioactivity over all of
Area code 321 is the area code serving X in Brevard County, Florida.
The area code has been in use since November 1, 1999; it was
assigned to the area, instead of suburban Chicago, after a
successful petition led by local resident Robert Osband to
commemorate the area’s impact on the country.
3 2 1….phussssss
and we have lift off
The code refers to the countdown sequence which has launched
many spacecraft from Cape Canaveral
31. What is being referenced here
2 Paraolympics Videos
First Video….What is being Presented and Who is the Narrator.
Second Video….. What is being Presented.
Big Bang explosion
Large Hadron Collider – Higgs Boson
32. Hollywood's fascination for X
Roger Spottiswoode, director of James Bond film Tomorrow
Never Dies, is working on a movie starring actor Siddharth.
The film will not be a biopic on X, though and will only deal
with his friendship with Y.
Y thought that X could be brilliant and as it turned out X was
more talented than him. They collaborated for four years and
wrote wonderful papers. It was a wonderful friendship
between the two because X was deeply spiritual, while Y was
only interested in cricket and mathematics.
Another biopic on X being made by Matthew Brown adapted
from a biography on X starring R Madhavan.
In May 2013 it was reported that Dev Patel had replaced R
Madhavan for the role of X
In the same league as
mathematicians such as Euler and
33. Identify the Movie ?
Identify the 2012 documentary film about the efforts of photographer James
Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey project to publicize the effects of climate change.
EIS uses time-lapse photography; currently, 28
cameras are deployed at 13 glaciers in Greenland,
Iceland, the Nepalese Himalaya, Alaska and the
Rocky Mountains of the U.S.
These cameras record changes in the glaciers every
half hour, year-round during daylight, yielding
approximately 8,000 frames per camera per year.
We edit the time-lapse images into stunning videos
that reveal how fast climate change is transforming
large regions of the planet.
36. Name the space shuttle ?
This space shuttle orbiter is named after the British HMS X, the ship which
took captain James Cook on his first voyage of discovery (1768–1771) to
Australia and New Zealand.
In pirates of the Caribbean the HMS X was the immense flagship of Lord
Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company(EITC). It was this vessel
that led the EITC armada during the war against piracy.
In the science fiction novel Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke
he manages to convey a true sense of wonder, successfully imagining
just how a futuristic, 22nd equivalent of James Cook would react as
they took their voyage of discovery of an alien ship.
37. Identify the syndrome
A __________ limb syndrome is the
sensation that an amputated or missing
limb is still attached to the body and is
moving appropriately with other body
A mirror box is a box with two mirrors in
the centre (one facing each way),
invented by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
to help alleviate _________ limb pain, in
which patients feel they still have a limb
after having it amputated.
38. In shipping terms, if a vessel is
classified as PANAMAX, what does
it mean ?
Represents the largest acceptable size to transit the Panama Canal
Vessels that are built to pass through specific bottlenecks
while carrying the maximum amount of cargo are termed “max”. For example a freighter designed to pass through the
Panama Canal are called Panamax.
39. What was the modification about ?
Muslims aboard the International Space Station (ISS)
struggled with fulfilling their religious obligations.
The issue first came up when Sultan bin Salman bin
Abdulaziz Al Saud, a Saudi prince, flew aboard STS-51-G
and again when Anousheh Ansari flew as a tourist to the
International space station.
In preparation for Malaysia's Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
trip to the ISS in 2007 which coincided with Ramadan,
the National Fatwa Council created an 18 page guide
book titled "Muslim Obligations in the International
Space Station" outlining permissible modifications to
Observant Muslims are required to turn toward Mecca -located in Saudi Arabia -- and kneel and pray five times a
day. However, with the space station circling the Earth 16
times a day, kneeling in zero gravity to pray -- or facing
toward Mecca for that matter -- makes fulfilling those religious
Changes made including kneeling and facing Mecca to pray
in microgravity traveling at thousands of miles per hour. such
as kneeling when praying (not required in space), facing
Mecca when praying (left to the astronaut's best abilities at
the start of prayer), and washing (a wet towel will suffice).
Sweden Solar System
Largest Scaled Model of the Solar System
41. Drink originally developed for ?
A drink formulated by scientists to protect Y from the
sun's radiation could become a hot-selling, agedefying beauty product.
New research suggests that AS10, can noticeably
reduce facial wrinkles and obvious signs of aging in as
little as four months.
It's made from a blend of exotic fruits and other plant
derivatives, including Brazil's cupuacu fruit, acai,
prickly pear, yumberry, acerola, grape, green tea,
and pomegranate. In addition to a rich cocktail of
vitamins and antioxidants, the juice blend supplies a
high dose of phytochemicals, which, according to
researchers, helps shield cells from the harmful effects
Designed for Astronauts
Also known as Space drink
42. An Historic Handshake & Napoleons
Channel/Euro Tunnel links UK and
Europe for first time
On Dec. 1, 1990, British and French construction workers joined the
two halves of the Eurotunnel, physically linking Britain and France
for the first time since the end of the ice age.
The dream of connecting Britain and France through bridges or
tunnels dates back to the 18th century and Napoleon Bonaparte
himself had been convinced that a tunnel could be built.
43. Anti-tank weapons
– PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank)
44. Accidental discovery of ?
X were first observed in the late 1960s by the
U.S. Vela satellites (meaning "watchman" in Spanish), which
were built to detect gamma radiation pulses emitted by
nuclear weapons tested in space.
The United States suspected that the USSR might attempt to
conduct secret nuclear tests after signing the Nuclear Test
Ban Treaty in 1963.
Y is a type of supernova explosion with an energy substantially
higher than standard supernovae. Such explosions are
believed to be the origin of long-duration X.
The force is not with you today if you didn’t answer this
46. Identify the movie and director
Identify the 1902 French black-and-white, silent, science fiction film which was loosely
based on two popular novels of the time:
1. Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon
2. H. G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon.
It’s one of the first known science fiction films, and uses innovative animation and
special effects, including the well-known image of the spaceship landing in the
Moon's eye. It was sold in both black-and-white and hand-colored versions. A
hand-colored print, the only one known to survive, was rediscovered in 1993 by
the Filmoteca de Catalunya.
It was in a state of almost total decomposition, but a frame-by-frame restoration
was launched in 1999 and completed in 2010 at the Technicolor Lab of Los
Angeles- and after West Wing Digital Studios matched the original hand tinting by
colorizing the damaged areas of the newly restored black and white. The restored
version finally premiered on 11 May 2011, eighteen years after its discovery and
109 years after its original release, at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, with a new
soundtrack by the French band Air. It was released by Flicker Alley as a 2-disc BluRay/DVD edition, also including the documentary The Extraordinary Voyage
about its restoration on 10 April 2012.
In Hugo movie, the automaton draws out an iconic image from this film.
The film director was also featured in the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret
as well as its film adaptation Hugo, where he was portrayed by Ben Kingsley.
47. Id the advertiser and product ?
Blue Man Group is an organization founded in 1987 by Chris Wink, Matt Goldman
and Phil Stanton. The organization produces theatrical shows and concerts
featuring experimental music (with an emphasis on percussion), comedy and
multimedia; recorded music and scores for film and television; television
appearances for shows.