• This term derives from the Latin for “net”, as it originally referred to kidnappers who used the nets to capture children. Sadly, this is quite a rage these days(including this quiz). What practice?
The various names that Bianca Castefiore calls Captain Haddock by, instead of his real name.
It is any extremely rare, costly device or element needed to fulfil a given design for a given application. The properties depend on the intended use. A pulley made of it might be massless and frictionless. However, if used in a nuclear rocket, it would be light, strong at high temperatures, and resistant to radiation damage. What element?
• Unobtanium• It has been used in films like the Batman series and The Core.
Which dynamic personality, who had started his career as a 9 year old with the stage name ‘Ehrich, the prince of air’ chose ‘Handcuffs’ as his middle name while registering for selective service in the USA in 1918?
An English art teacher, illustrator and museum curator, this C.I.E. (Companion of the Indian Empire) was married to Alice MacDonald. In 1870, he was commissioned to tour the North-West Provinces and make sketches of Indian craftsmen; today several of those are displayed at Victoria & Albert Museum, London. He also designed uniforms and decorations for the Viceroy of India, Lord Lyttons Imperial Assemblage of 1877, at which Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. His son, who is more famous, was named after a place in Staffordshire. Name this illustrious person or his son.
JOHN LOCKWOOD KIPLING. JOHN LOCKWOOD KIPLING. Father of Rudyard Kipling. of Rudyard Kipling.
X is a phrase first used by promoter Horace Lee Logan on December 15, 1956, to plead with concert goers not to leave the concert hall, and instead remain to see the other acts on the bill. It has since become a popular cultural catchphrase and punch line. A common use of it nowadays is among baseball announcers on radio or television to describe a home run.
Born Robert Craig _______, he earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of “most bones broken in a lifetime”. He earned his stage name after occupying a jail cell next to a man named Knofel. His early life including a spell in the United States Army at the behest of a magistrate, as well as jobs as a hunting guide, an insurance salesman, while also becoming an ice-hockey team owner and running a business protection racket. How do we know this great American icon?
• Root from German. In Afrikaans means crazy.• 18th century Austria Hungary, _____ were freaks shown by circuses.• 19th century, in North America, the term referred to a freak in circus sideshows.• In some cases, its performance included biting the head off a live chicken.• Derived from the the same root, the Alsatian word Gickeleshut is a type of hat used in carnivals.• There are many types of ______.
• What phrase has its origins from the medieval form of punishment shown?
• What?• West African Sidiki, “Friendly to ●• thieves”• ● Latin, “to appear”• ● Greek, “bind closely”• ● Latin, “break in pieces, bring to• naught”• ● Latin, “I torture”• ● Latin, “I swerve”• ● English, “to fill to excess”• ● Latin, “higher”• ● Latin, “I await a protector”
Indian Currency Coins● Indian coins are mainly produced in 4cities.● The production in city puts an identificationmark under the year of issue.● Noida: Dot. Mumbai: Diamond. Hyderabad:Star,Dotted Diamond, Split Diamond. Kolkata:Nothing.
• His lifestyle consists of living in a two-story beachfront home, drinking excessively, smoking cigars, constant womanizing, gambling, and wearing bowling shirts and shorts the vast majority of the time. He sleeps in constantly, and is the boss of a full-time housekeeper. Money "falls into his lap" as he lives a life of free- spirited debauchery. He has a vast range of phobias including stage fright, commitment, his mother, spiders, large birds, germs, change and hard work. He died as a result of being struck by a train while in Paris. His 2011 funeral was seen by millions of people.
CatherineRosalieGerard Duthé (1748–1830) was acelebrated French courtesan.● A companion of French kingsand European nobility, she hasbeen called “the first officiallyrecorded ___ ____”.● Duthé was an often requestedsubject for portraits, includingpartial and full nudes, many ofwhich still exist in museums andprivate collections.
Dumb Blonde● In Parisian society Duthé developed acertain “reputation by adopting thehabit of pausing for extended periodsof time before speaking.” Sheappeared not only stupid, but dumb inthe literal sense. This inspired a oneactsatire about her called LesCuriosités de la Foire (Paris 1775)that “kept Paris laughing for weeks.”
• Bill James, now 62 years old, worked as a security guard in Lawrence, Kansas, at an establishment named Stokley Van Camp’s pork and beans cannery. In his spare time, he wondered about how this sport works, and wrote ‘_____ Abstract’.• The _____ abstract was then looked upon by a young Yale graduate, along with Billy Beane. What 2011 pop culture entity did all of these elements combine into?