On January 10, 2013, X went from being a tech geek to an
online hero within seconds. He was revealed as the whistle-
blower who leaked the secrets of the US's National Security
Agency Spy programme PRISM. X disclosed that PRISM enabled
in-depth surveillance of web content - including emails, video
chats, social media posts and pictures, of citizens who
communicated with people outside America.
Netizens are not only lauding his bravery in facing the
government, but also complimented his looks, calling him 'geek
Question 5 Larry Joe Bird (shown here)
is a former American NBA
basketball player and coach.
Drafted into the NBA sixth
overall by the Boston Celtics
in 1978, Bird went on to
, become one of the NBA's
most formidable frontcourts.
Bird was voted to the NBA's
50th Anniversary All-Time
Team in 1996 and inducted
into the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame in
March 2012, in what unique way did he get immortalized in
the world of technology ?
__________ Makijany was born in Karachi in British India in
1938. Although he acted in over 190 films and remained
popular as a villain through the 1970’s and 1980’s with films like
Don, Karz, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer etc., he is mostly and
famously remembered for his role in a cult movie as a sidekick.
This despite the fact that he has only one three-word dialogue
in the whole movie.
How do we know him?
Identify the girl and why was she in news recently
(pertaining to the field of sports).
Where are you likely
to see this rather
funny error message
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Buena Vista, Florida
Douglas Engelbart, a visionary electrical engineer, he is popularly
known as ‘The father of X’ ; an invention so prominent in our daily
lives. He passed away on July 2, 2013.
X sold one billion units, yet he made only 40,000$ licensing the
patent to Apple.
Identify X, i.e. his invention.
Carol Ann Susi (in picture) is an actress who has played minor
roles on Ugly Betty, that 70’s show and a couple of voice over
roles for shows like Sabrina.
In her most recent role, she is never seen on-screen but her
voice is heard when X is at their house or on the phone. She
always talks to X by yelling at him, which results in awkward
long-distance conversations with him yelling back at her. She
seems completely oblivious to X’s work as an engineer and treats
him as if he were still a child.
Just tell me which screechy role she plays.
X is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display
X displays information in a Smartphone-like hands-free format.
X has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video.
A touchpad is located on the side of X.
X can be controlled using "voice actions".
What is X?
______________________ (5 words) was a propaganda poster
produced by the government of the United Kingdom in 1939
during the beginning of the Second World War, intended to raise
the morale of the British public in the event of a Nazi invasion of
The poster was the third in a series of three, the first to being
“Freedom is in peril, defend it with all your might” and “Your
courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution will bring us victory”
Forgotten until recently, the poster has now become very
famous over the World Wide Web.
Identify the company that owns this production house.
This Bollywood director participated at the 1982 Asian Games in
the swimming competition, which helped him bag the rights for
a movie released lately.
The subject of the movie lost both his parents in the partition
and the title of the movie comes from the last words spoken by
his dying father.
Identify the director and the movie.
X was launched in 2009 as an extreme version of Newbery Uzi.
The design of X is unusual in sense that the blade is 33% shorter
and handle is 43% longer.
Launched in India on 11 March, 2010 with the announcement of
Matthew Hayden as its Brand Ambassador.
It was called "a half-brick on a stick" by a former Australian
300 workers, and 2 years to construct it.
Sway of at most 12 cm in high winds.
Height varies up to 15 cm depending on temperature.
40 tons of paint.
1652 steps to the top.
50 engineers, designers produced 5,300 "blueprints".
Composition: 18,038 pieces, 2,500,000 rivets.
Identify what is being described above.
The Battle of Kurukshetra fought between two groups of cousins
is the centerpiece of what classic of world literature?
London to Suez = a;
Suez to Bombay = b;
Bombay to Calcutta = c;
Calcutta to Hong Kong = d;
Hong Kong to Yokohoma = e;
Yokohama to San Francisco = f;
San Francisco to New York City = g;
New York to London = h;
In terms of 19th century adventure time, a + b + c + d + e + f +
g + h = ?
He lives by three rules:
1.Don't hurt anybody,
2. Don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it,
3. Play the game like you have nothing to lose.
His partners in the order of recruitment are Frank Catton, Rusty
Ryan, Reuben Tishkoff, Virgil Malloy, Turk Malloy, Livingston
Dell, Basher Tarr, 'The Amazing' Yen, Saul Bloom and Linus
In 2011, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion upended the
Naga Bhut Jolokia for what culinary distinction?
What word completes this unique and 'grand' list?
Plexicushion, Clay, ___, Decoturf.
In the contemporary world of cutting-edge physics, what are
ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, TOTEM, LHCb, LHCf and MoEDAL?
When engineer Percy Spencer discovered that his chocolate bar
became a mess when near a magnetron, it lead to the invention of
what modern convenience?
The discovery of Metallica's song "I Disappear" on a file sharing
network in 2000 started a chain of events that led to the demise
of the original incarnation of what company?
What is the world's smallest land-locked country?
What is the significance of the Amazon logo?
The name of this global giant was invented by Jonathan Swift
and used in his book Gulliver's Travels. It represents a person
who is repulsive in appearance and barely human. The
founders liked it and used it as an abbreviation.
What is the name of the company?
X was created in 1883 by Caleb Bradham at his drugstore and was
introduced as Brad’s Drink. It was named after an enzyme and kola
nuts used in the recipe. Its name was changed to its present in 1961.
Y was invented as a medicine in the 19th century by John Pemberton
and was then bought by Asa Griggs Candler. According to
Interbrand, it was the world’s most valuable brand of 2011.
On three separate occasions between 1922 and 1933, Y was offered
the opportunity to purchase the X, and it declined on each occasion.
Today X and Y are giants in their businesses.
Identify X and Y.
Which country has the following words on its flag?
'There is no God but Allah...'
Who is this Asian leader, credited with the creation of a country?
The original members of this group/team were:
X, Y, Barry Allen, Hal Jordan, Arthur Curry, Diana Prince, J’onn
The team roster has been rotated throughout the years with
Oliver Queen, Ray Palmer, Billy Batson, Victor Stone, Randolph
Dibny, Dinah Drake, Carter Hall and many others.
Though rarely featured in the group initially, X and Y went on
to become the most popular and loved members of the team
and are idolised even today.
Identify X and Y.
Connect the following personalities.
Freddie Mercury Kurt Cobain Mick Jagger
He was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father
His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of
mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching
mathematics (especially geometry) from the time of its
publication until the late 19th or early 20th century.
Who are we talking about?
Which place on earth is called “The cradle of civilisation”?
A type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by
ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and
Many patients choose it as an alternative to wearing corrective
eyeglasses or contact lenses.
The procedure is generally preferred to photorefractive
keratectomy, PRK, (also called ASA, Advanced Surface Ablation)
because it requires less time for the patient's recovery, and the
patient feels less pain.
If Carlsberg is a beer from Denmark what is Jarlsberg and
which Scandinavian country is it from ?
The following is a natural sandstone formation in Central Australia.
It is notable for appearing to change colour at different times of
the day and year, most notably glowing red at dawn and sunset.
What is it called?
The following are places where a X has been built:
Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
Panama City, Panama
X, when translated from its Arabic name means Dawning-place of the
remembrances of God". It is the designation of a place of worship, or temple.
Only eight such structures have been ever built with the one in Chile being
constructed right now.
Identify X and Y.
Who is Jyoti Singh Pandey and why was she in the news recently?
Never mind college--David Karp, founder of this
"acrobatic" blogging site, didn't finish high school.
What is the name of the site?
This Hindu god of love wields a sugarcane bow strung with
bees, and his arrows are decorated with flowers.
Who in 2012 was announced as the best selling digital music
artist of all time with over 47 million digital downloads?
Before trains, when you went from town to town, you had to
reset your watch; this made a mess of railroad
schedules, until a railroad executive came up with the great
idea of the 24 of these that are still in use today around the
What is the significance of this doodle?
A girl who is warm and humanly during the day
A classy girl who knows how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee
A girl whose heart gets hotter when night comes
A girl with that kind of twist
I’m a guy
A guy who is as warm as you during the day
A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down
A guy whose heart bursts when night comes
That kind of guy
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Yes you, hey, yes you, hey
Now let’s go until the end
Seoul and the Gangnam district
the lyrics are the english translation of Gangnam Style
Controversy over Zubin Mehta’s concert in Kashmir –
IAS officer suspended for taking on illegal sand mining mafia in Uttar Pradesh-
What’s next in the sequence:
Hussein (Second names of U.S. Presidents – George Herbert
Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George Walker Bush
Junior, Barack Hussein Obama)