10• The first recorded occasion on which Churchill used the term X was in a 12 May 1945 telegram he sent to U.S. President Harry S. Truman regarding his concern about Soviet actions, stating “an X is drawn down upon their front. We do not know what is going on behind.“ He was further concerned about "another immense flight of the German population westward as this enormous Muscovite advance towards the center of Europe." Churchill concluded "then the X will descend again to a very large extent, if not entirely. Thus a broad land of many hundreds of miles of Russian-occupied territory will isolate us from Poland."
17.• The term X comes from construction trade, in which a lead weight on a cord is used which hangs down to make sure the walls and doorways are straight. So the term represents a dead straight out making it a nice easy decision for the umpire.
18• The Garnier Opera House in Paris is a beautiful and vastly mysterious building standing with luxury and majesty. The basement contained a cell that held prisoners of the Paris Commune.• While Gaston Leroux was given a tour of the cellars of the Opera House, an inspiration took hold of him which resulted in his famous work X. Id X.
20X’s first success in sports came incompetitive swimming, where hewas the top 10 year old in the nationin 6 events, second only to MichaelPhelps in the remaining events. X stillholds the US national record for the50M and 100M freestyle for 10 andunder boys. At age 12 he gave upswimming to pursue a promisingcareer in basketball. He later said:“I also grew up in the MichaelJordan era ... for me, I watched[basketball] and saw it as achallenge. It’s hard to stay focusedon something when you have a tonof success at such a young age, so Ipicked up basketball a little later androlled with that.”
22• The phrase X is French and literally means "let do", but it broadly implies "let it be", or "leave it alone." the phrase stems from a meeting in about 1680 between the powerful French finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert and a group of French businessmen led by a certain M. Le Gendre. When the eager mercantilist minister asked how the French state could be of service to the merchants and help promote their commerce, Le Gendre replied simply "X".
23This building was originallyknown as Flagstaff Houseand was the residence ofthe Commander-in-Chief ofthe British Forces in India.Designed by Robert TorRussell, the chief architectof the PWD, the building sitsamidst a vast estate. It isnamed after this memorial.
• Lata Mangeskar singing Aye mere watan ke logon
25 X is a small car that was made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel- drive layout (which allowed 80% of the area of the cars floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers. The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent to its German contemporary, the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 X was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T. This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis.
28• X was established as a patent medicine business in Mumbai in 1893 by K. Nageswara Rao Pantulu who was a journalist, social reformer and freedom fighter. The headquarters were shifted to Chennai in 1914. Even today, the words "Bombay" are inscribed along with X on the lid of its most well-known product. Id X.
30. • X is the author of numerous bestsellers, including the critically acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Societys prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature.
31.Controversial imagespublished in US. What wasthe controversy and fundabehind it.
• Two ultra orthodox Jewish newspapers removed the images of Hillary Clinton and another woman from the pic as it is against their beliefs to publish images of women.
34.• The invariable sneezing and falling down in modern English versions have given would-be origin finders the opportunity to say that it dates back to the Great Plague. A rosy rash, they allege, was a symptom of the plague, posies of herbs were carried as protection and to ward off the smell of the disease. Sneezing or coughing was the final symptom that resulted with death.
36In France, the term X is protected by law and is defined by the Paris Chamber ofCommerce based in Paris, France. Their rules state that only "those companiesmentioned on the list drawn up each year by a commission domiciled at the Ministryfor Industry are entitled to avail themselves" of the label X.To earn the right to use the term X in its advertising and any other way, members ofthe Chambre syndicale de la X must follow these rules:• Design made-to-order for private clients, with one or more fittings.• Have a workshop (atelier) in Paris that employs at least fifteen people full-time.• Each season (i.e., twice a year), present a collection to the Paris press, comprising at least thirty-five runs/exits with outfits for both daytime wear and evening wear.For the 2011 the official list of members is:Official membersAdeline André — Anne Valérie Hash — Atelier Gustavolins — Chanel — Christian Dior— Christophe Josse — Franck Sorbier — Givenchy — Jean Paul Gaultier — MaurizioGalante — Stéphane Rolland — Giambattista Valli
37• Urbandictionary.com defines as “An alias that can be used for almost any purpose. The most popular careers of this particular alias include architect, marine biologist, importer-exporter, author of "Venetian Blinds", and manufacturer of latex. This alias can be used by a male or female, as it can stand for either Arthur or Artemis.”
38• The term originated in an article by Mark Simpson published on November 15, 1994, in The Independent titled ‘Here come the mirror men’. Simpson wrote:• “X, the single young man with a high disposable income, living or working in the city (because that’s where all the best shops are), is perhaps the most promising consumer market of the decade. In the Eighties he was only to be found inside fashion magazines such as GQ, in television advertisements for Levis jeans or in gay bars. In the Nineties, he’s everywhere and he’s going shopping.”
39.• Sylvain Lefebvre had his daughter baptized in it. Clark Gillies allowed his dog to eat from it. Ed Olczyk did it a little more honor when he let 1994 Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin eat from it. It was found at the bottom of Patrick Roy’s swimming pool. Red Kelly posed for a photo with his infant son sitting in it, only to find the child had urinated in it. Mark Messier took it to his favourite club in his hometown of St. Albert, Alberta, and let fans drink out of it. What is it and the tradition described above?
• The inverse of Stockholm Syndrome is called “X Syndrome", in which abductors develop sympathy for their hostages. It was named after an abduction at the Japanese Embassy in X in 1996, when members of a militant movement took hostage hundreds of people attending a party in the official residence of Japans ambassador. Within a few hours, the abductors had set free most of the hostages, including the most valuable ones, due to sympathy.
• X is an anglicization of a celtic Goidelic name (Irish: uisce beatha and Scottish Gaelic: uisge beatha) literally meaning "water of life". It meant the same thing as the Latin aqua vītae, which had been applied to distilled drinks since the early 14th century.
• To foreigners, a X is an American.To Americans, a X is a Northerner.To Northerners, a X is an Easterner.To Easterners, a X is a New Englander.To New Englanders, a X is a Vermonter.And in Vermont, a X is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.
Answer• Romeo and Juliet, Lima, Whiskey, Yankee, Tango – NATO alphabets
Answer• Twelve laws of Rome, 12 labours of Hercules, 12 days of Christmas, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 Caesars, 12 Olympians, 12 Apostles, 12 zodiac signs and Crown of Mary were all inspiration for the European Union Flag