In an interview, X talking about this internet phenomena Y :
" Initially it was really weird and creepy. Because my image would be the fodder for
artists to distort for their leisure. But then I thought this, in total, was a celebration. So I
should not object; what it meant was that my image became more than just me...Its a little
weird and creepy but I'm okay with it."
Further in the interview:
" So I'm listing all the things that Isaac Newton did and he did all of that by the time he
turned 26. And so I said, "He's my man. He's the smartest guy who ever lived." And then I
made a gesture while saying "This guy's good! You can't argue with Isaac Newton." And
this becomes Y."
Give X and Y.
X was created in a contest launched on the Something Awful forums on June 8, 2009,
with the goal of editing photographs to contain supernatural entities. On June 10, a forum
poster with the user name "Victor Surge" contributed two black
and white images of groups of children with X, along with submissions of text,
supposedly from witnesses:
"We didn’t want to go, we didn’t want to kill them, but its persistent silence and
outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time… “
1983, photographer unknown, presumed dead.
"One of two recovered photographs from the Stirling City Library blaze. Notable for
being taken the day which fourteen children vanished and for what is
referred to as X. Deformities cited as film defects by officials. Fire at library occurred one
week later. Actual photograph confiscated as evidence.” 1986, photographer: Mary
Thomas, missing since June 13th, 1986
The pictures are on the next slide.
The french word X can also refer to, though less commonly, the wormwood plant
Artemisia X, which is a latinisation of Artemis, the greek god of hunt and X, the ancient
greek word for wormwood. Though the medicinal uses of wine soaked wormwood date
back to ancient Egypt, the first clear evidence of X in its' modern sense is in the 18th
century. According to popular legend X began as an all-purpose patent rememdy created
by Dr. Ordinaire, who pased the recipie to Henroid Sisters of Couvet to sell it as elixir.
By the 1840s, we see X being used by French troops away from France, as a malaria
preventive. When the troops returned, they brought home their taste for X and the custom
of drinking X gradually became popular. Soon its rampant popularity prompted alot of
controversy including the involvement of the Temperance movement& winemakers'
association against X and the making of this Edgar Degas painting.
The Degas painting and an advertisement of X is on the next slide.
This eponymous album X cover features, then member, Y reading the Beano, a
children's comic, which he states in his autobiography is because he felt like being
uncooperative during the photoshoot. Notably, this album is now also called Beano.
Apart from being one of the most influential blues albums, it also started the now-
legendary combination of a Gibson Les Paul guitar through an overdriven Marshall X
Woody Allen defines X Melancholia as:
"the realization that your works of art will not save you and will mean nothing down the
line", which he references in Stardust Memories and To Rome with Love.
Another reference to X appears in Monty Python as the quote:
"My name is X, King of Ants
(oohs from his audience)
Look on my feelers, termites, and despair
I am the biggest ant you'll ever see
The ants of old weren't half as bold and big
And fierce as me."
Other cultural references to X include those in the works of Alan Moore, Norys
Lyatoshynsky, Terry Carr and more recently, the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as in a
trailer of Breaking Bad.
X derives its' name from the Russian suffix equivalent of -teen. In addition to being a
writer, ________ was a linguist and sculpted a fictional mode of speech by basically
borrowing some words from Russian and kept for use as slang by the teen subculture
depicted in his most famous work. This use of X was essentially pragmatic; X imparted a
unique voice that would remain ageless ( as real linguistic slang had a constantly
changing nature ) while maintaining an indiffierence to society's norms. Some of the
words are also almost childish English such as eggiweg ('egg') and appy polly loggy
('apology'), as well as regular English slang sod and snuff it.
Give X or the funda.
The son of an Indian Test Cricketer, X completed his schooling in Mumbai and then went
to Oxford to complete his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Civil Law. While
at Oxford, X made six first-class appearances and one for the combined Oxford-
Cambridge side against 1987 Pakistan touring team. X made 222 runs in nine innings
with a highest of 63 not out on debut against Kent.
The father, on the other hand, is notable as the only Goa born cricketer to play for India
and often regarded as 'India's best batsman against spin bowling'. Besides his cricketing
background, X was chosen a Global leader for tomorrow by the world economic forum in
2000. X has also recieved the Padma Shri and several other accolades in his line of
The Anti India Crew is a prolific hacking group targetting Indian websites, notably for
hacking into more than 120 Indian websites. One such case was that of epfindia.gov.in in
2002, which was defaced not to promote any Pakistani propoganda but to belittle X and
his claims to have eavesdropped on the Pakistani hackers. Ironically, X's own website
has been hacked several times, twice in 2012, and once as a response to his challenge
issued on Tech Toyz on CNBC-TV 18.
In a weird Catholic tradition throughout history, X has been despised and banned
publically through the ages.
Cardinal Petrus Damiani described X as beng impious and forced an Italian bishop to
wash twelve poor men’s feet in penance for indulging in X.
St Bernard banned the Templars from X
1254 Louis the Holy banned X entirely from his realm
The Council of Trier in 1310 tried to ban X in the Empire.
Savonarola burnt _____ (an item used in X) on his Bonfire of Vanities along with several
Islam, on the other hand, puts it concisely in one of the Hadiths: ‘Allah’s Messenger said,
‘He who played X is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.’
In African folklore, the X is much admired because of its diligent
quest for food and its fearless response to soldier ants. Hausa
magicians make a charm from the heart, skin, forehead, and nails of
the X, which they then proceed to pound together with the root of a
certain tree. Also, some tribes will use their teeth to make bracelets
that are regarded as good luck charms.
Y, on the other hand is a genus of tropical American weevil often
found in association with palms. It is a snouted beetle.
X and Y mark the two ends of an important work. What are we
11. Identify X and Y in the following list
X was born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh and was brought up
in Dharavi, Mumbai. He studied till 7th grade after which he
started selling pens on the streets by dancing to Bollywood
songs. He was also employed in a ________________ factory
along with his father. While working, he entertained his
coworkers by imitating Elvis Presley. His popularity among
coworkers and officers of the factory by his performance
earned him the nickname X.
It is a coincidence that X and Y are anagrams of each other in
English. X means Eastern capital and Y means capital city in
the native language. Y was temporarily called Western capital
owing to the change in name of X. In fact till date there are
arguments over which is the de jure capital of _________
although it is accepted that the de facto capital is X. The
imperial castle shifted from Y to X in 1869. The Michelin
Guide has awarded X by far the most Michelin stars of any
city in the world.X hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics and is
currently a candidate city for the 2020 Summer Olympic
Games. Identify X and Y.
The term X originates from the Dutch vrijbuiter
meaning pirate. The term in its legislative sense was
first used by Democratic congressman Albert G.
Brown of Mississippi in 1853, referring to Abraham
Watkins Venable's speech against intervention in
Cuba. One of the first known practitioners of the X
was the Roman senator Cato the Younger. An act of X
by V.K.Krishna Menon, which ended with him
collapsing, led the Indian press to temporarily dub
him the ‘Hero of Kashmir’. What is X?
John Wallis is credited with introducing X in 1655, in
his De sectionibus conicis. Wallis did not explain his
choice. It has been used in bookbinding to indicate
that a book is printed on acid-free paper and will
therefore be long-lasting. In modern mysticism, it has
become identified with a variation of the ouroboros,
an ancient image of a snake eating its own tail. In the
works of Vladimir Nabokov, including The Gift and
Pale Fire, it is used symbolically in these books'
descriptions of the shapes of bicycle tire tracks and of
the outlines of half-remembered people. What is X?
X set a world record on 7 November 2004 for canning
an entire episode named “The Inheritance” in a single
shot of 111 minutes beating an 88 minute single take
documentary called Russian Arch which is about a
museum. Some locations where X has been shot
include Uzbekistan, Paris, Switzerland and London.
The creator was a news camera-man and handled the
camera for about 10 years. Thereafter, he started
getting an urge to break free and went on to create X
which remains the longest running of its kind.
X can reach speeds of 20 MPH while Y can reach
speeds of up to 43 MPH. Clearly, Y would win an all
out footrace unlike the common myth we associate
with it. However, X have an amazing ability to use
ground cover as they run and they rarely move in a
straight line. There is also the really pesky fact that X
can fly although they prefer not to. Also, there has
never been a documented instance of a Y catching a
X. Identify X and Y.
The first X, built in 1902, was designed so the driver sat
outside under a covered compartment. The word X is derived
from the name of the French region ________, because this
covered compartment physically resembled the raised hood
of the cloak worn by the shepherds there. An alternate
etymology has the chauffeur wearing a __________-style
cloak in the open driver's compartment, for protection from
the weather. Over the years X’s meaning has changed and the
first of the modern kind were created in Fort Smith, Arkansas
around 1928 by a coach company named Armbruster which
were primarily used to transport famous “big band” leaders.
What is X?
Mordecai Sherwin was a professional footballer and cricketer
who played in goal for Notts County and as a wicket-keeper
for Nottinghamshire between 1878 and 1896. Francis Joseph
Shacklock was an English cricketer who played first class
cricket for Nottinghamshire in 1883 and between 1886 and
1893. His fellow fast bowler at Derbyshire was William X and
the pair Shacklock and X were prominent in a match against
MCC at Lords in June 1885. "c Sherwin b Shacklock" was a
fairly regular scorecard entry in the late 19th century. This
inspired a particular MCC member to do something. What?
Also, for brownie points tell me X.
While playing solitaire during his recovery from
surgery, Stanislaw Ulam had thought about playing
hundreds of games to estimate statistically the
probability of a successful outcome. With ENIAC in
mind, he realized that the availability of computers
made such statistical methods very practical. John
von Neumann immediately saw the significance of
this insight. Because Ulam had often mentioned his
uncle "who just had to go to X" to gamble, Nicholas
Metropolis dubbed the statistical approach "The X
X diplomacy existed as far back as the Tang Dynasty, when
Empress Wu Zetian (625–705) sent a pair of X to the Japanese
emperor. The People's Republic of China revived X diplomacy in
the 1950s and has become known in recent decades for this
practice. From 1958 to 1982, China gave 23 Xs to nine different
countries. One highlight was the Chinese government's gift of
Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, to the United States in 1972 after
President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China. It was so
successful that British Prime Minister Edward Heath asked for Xs
for the United Kingdom during a visit to China in 1974. Chia-Chia
and Ching-Ching therefore arrived at London. In 1998, China
offered Taiwan 2 Xs in exchange for wartime peace. On March 11,
2006, the ROC formally rejected the offer, with President Chen
explaining in his weekly newsletter that Xs given as gifts will not
X was World No.1 at a point of time and had two Wimbledon
and one US Open to his name. X was a famous gambler and
made a living by placing bets on himself to win matches
against other, apparently better, players. However, he is
remembered more for another event he was part of where a
baseline game defeated him. There was widespread
speculation that X lost purposely in order to gain huge sums
of money on betting. Selena Roberts claims in her book
documenting the match, A Necessary Spectacle, that X later
undertook a public lie detector test to prove he did not throw
the match. Given X's ego and the national attention, it is
highly doubtful that he would have intentionally lost. Identify
X. What event?
X’s real name is Jack Clayton. He was a young boy in
England, living with his parents and he had no idea
that his father was the famous Y. Some evil men who
hated Y kidnapped Jack and took him to Africa to kill
him and send the body as a message to Y. However X
showed his berserker ways of killing and hence
earned his name which means ‘Killer’.
This series began as a small series of comics drawn by Kris Wilson at the age of sixteen.
Wilson was at home with strep throat and had doodled some stick figure comics. On his
deviantART profile page, he notes that he "created it in 2004 because I can't help but
draw stupid looking characters to spew out my stupid ideas."He showcased his comics on
his Comicaze website,and then on Sticksuicide.com, which was founded by Rob
DenBleyker in 2004.
The cartoonists have since, regularly make comics based on controversial topics
including abortion, suicide, and AIDS. Some recurring characters have names; they
include: Charles & his girlfriend, the Purple-Shirted Eye Stabber, Dr. Baby, Trelaf the
Wise, Obese Maurice, & The Personal Space Invader.
John Hargrave said that "Despite all this solo effort, the end product is coherent and
strangely logical, as if the four creators were each viewing the peculiar world of _______
from a slightly different angle -- a world in which disembodied heads turn into seagulls,
and Jesus is a designated driver."
“I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world…this feeling about
the glories of the universe."
He started drawing at the age of 44 in 1962, after a series of amicable arguments about
art vs. science with his artist-friend Jirayr “Jerry” Zorthian. Eventually, the two agreed that
they’d exchange lessons in art and science on alternate Sundays. He went on to draw —
everything from portraits of other prominent scientists and his children to sketches of
strippers and very, very many female nudes — until the end of his life.
In the Vedic sense of the word, _______ (meaning tribute, sacrifice or offering) was used
as a system of 'voluntary' taxation levied by the King at that time. The tax usually
consisted of 1/6 the agricultural produce or cattle for a given person but this would vary
from territory to territory, often unjustly over conquered kingdoms to gain additional
revenue. This word would eventually fizzle out of its' archaic meaning, become known
only for its alternate meaning. What?
The origins of the term itself cannot be established with any certainty. The earliest citation
for __________ is from 1937, and it is commonly supposed to have been named after
Ellis Achong, a Trinidadian left-arm bowler who played six Tests for the West Indies
between 1929 and 1933. David Frith reports the story of Walter Robins, who, when
stumped off Achong's bowling, is said to have 'turned to Learie Constantine and
thundered "Fancy getting out to a bloody _______ !"'
When Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas asked writer Lein Wein to devise a character
who is Canadian, of small stature and an irascible temper, he got to work with John
Romita Sr. John was responsible for this characters' notable costume features, since he
believed that " the design should be practical and functional. He should be able to scratch
his nose or tie his shoelaces. " When Wein was asked about whether the character was
intended to have animal origins:
" I write stories about human beings, not evolved animals. "
The character's introduction was ambiguous giving little more than his being a Canadian
superhuman agent appearing briefly in the finale of Incredible Hulk #182.
Harvey Kurtzman first spotted the image on a
postcard pinned to the office bulletin board of
Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff. "It
was a face that didn't have a care in the world,
except mischief," recalled Kurtzman. On one
cover of this magazine: ______ is portrayed as
a Roman bust with his catch phrase engraved
on the base, translated into Latin-- Quid, Me
At the October 2008 Alfred E. Smith Memorial
Foundation Dinner, then-Presidential candidate
Barack Obama joked, "It's often been said that I
share the politics of Alfred E. Smith and the
ears of _____________."
(The first appearance of ____ in the magazine
has been shown with a ? )
Who are we talking about?
The phrase X probably originates from ______ etiquette. The ______
were already internationally known as scrooges, and English rivalry
especially during the period of the Anglo-_______ Wars gave rise to
several phrases including ______ that promote certain negative
stereotypes. The particular stereotype associated with this usage is the
idea of ________ people as ungregarious and selfish. In Spain, X is
attributed to Catalans, due to a stereotype that they are greedy. A
stereotypical non-Catalan Spaniard would compete to invite the group.
In Italy, it is associated with how it is done in Rome. In South American
countries, the usage refers to a treat attributed to North Americans or
Canadians. What is X?
33. Some of the words meant :-
A performer of a theatrical genre of variety entertainment popular in the United States and
Canada from the early 1880s to 1930s which derived from French meaning voice of the
A change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
A trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.
Wild mammals and birds that are believed to be harmful to crops, farm animals, or game, or
that carry disease
Showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery
The state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried
Enlivened or animated
Thick soup made of puréed leeks, onions, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock, traditionally
served cold but can be eaten hot.
A thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to a coarser wood or other material.
French, used to call attention or suggest a magical appearance
What is this?
According to Chinese mythology, the Dragon’s Gate is located at the top
of a waterfall cascading from a legendary mountain. Many carp swim
upstream against the river’s strong current, but few are capable or
brave enough for the final leap over the waterfall. If a carp successfully
makes the jump, it is transformed into a powerful dragon. A Chinese
dragon’s large, conspicuous scales indicate its origin from a carp. The
Chinese dragon has long been an auspicious symbol of great and
benevolent, magical power.
This enormous change in power is popularised in a different context.
Some used were :-
1965 Chevrolet Greenbrier
An 80s Chevrolet Chevy
An 80s Ford Econoline
A 1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Stretched Limousine.
There are also other unofficial adaptations based on
Fiat 900 and Dodge A-100 among others. What were
these used for?
An ambitious group of young scientists at CERN started working on
their aim to create a database infrastructure that offered open access
to data in various formats, the internet. Because these bright young
minds were reluctant to reveal their progress to the world, they started
developing their protocol in a closed environment. In an office on the
fourth floor, they placed the central database: any request for a file was
routed to that office, where two or three people would manually locate
the requested files and transfer them, over the network, to the person
who made that request.
When the database started to grow, and the people at CERN realised
that they were able to retrieve documents other than their own
research-papers, not only the number of requests grew, but also the
number of requests that could not be fulfilled, usually because the
person who requested a file typed in the wrong name for that file. How
does this figure in daily usage?
Hank Aaron once signed a baseball which was also signed by
___________ when Emory University awarded them degrees on
the same day. Thus, he can claim to have bettered the statistics
of Carl Sagan and Steven Strogatz among others. What feat did
Tobias Geffen was an American orthodox rabbi who served as the
leader of Congressional Shearith Israel in Atlanta, Georgia. By virtue of
his location of residence and position, he became a rare common man
to achieve some feat after a lot of queries from his community all over
the US. His findings also triggered a few changes, after which he finally
gave out a certification to all Jews. "With the help of God, I have been
able to uncover a pragmatic solution according to which there would be
no question nor any doubt concerning ________________", he wrote.
What feat did he achieve?