1FITB• ________ was a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods.• ________ were thought to be portals through which the gods spoke directly to people. In this sense they were different from seers who interpreted signs sent by the gods through bird signs, animal entrails, and other various methods.
2• X was started as Golden Eagle Communication (GEC) by Sri Ramachandra University, which was later changed to Y after it was acquired by Vijay Mallya (VJM).• X was later acquired from VJM by UTV Software Communications, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.• X is now owned by Rupert Mudroch’s NEWS corporation.• ID X or Y
3• X debuted in November 1928 in Steamboat Willie after initially appearing in a test screening earlier that year. X went on to appear in over 130 films including The Band Concert (1935), Brave Little Tailor (1938), and Fantasia (1940).• In 1978, X became the first of its kind to have a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.• X is anthropomorphic , typically wears red shorts, yellow shoes, and white gloves.• ID X.
4• Unlike most birds which hunt by sight or hearing, this bird has nostrils at the tip of its beak• Because their nostrils are located at the end of their long beaks, X can locate insects and worms underground using their keen sense of smell, without actually seeing or feeling them.• What is this bird, which known for another reason to most of us? (Clues if all teams agree)
6• In Latin this word means an animal used for breeding.• In Geology it is the natural material surrounding a metal or gem.• The commonest use of the word, however, is in Mathematics.• Also appearing in the title of a film with unique special effects, which word?
8• In 1960, Tom Monaghan and his brother, James, purchased a small store in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Eight months later, James traded his half of the business to Tom for a used Volkswagen Beetle. Within a few years, it went on to have a rapid growth to such an extent that his establishment was one among the leading ones in the United States. The establishment is famous for its 30 minute guarantee.• What am I talking about ?
10FITB• Since 1950, the statuettes have been legally encumbered by the requirement that neither winners nor their heirs may sell the statuettes without first offering to sell them back to the Academy for US $1. If a winner refuses to agree to this stipulation, then the Academy keeps the statuette.• But in December 2011, Orson Welles Oscar for the movie ____________ was put up for auction, after his heirs won a 2004 court decision that Welles did not sign any agreement to return the statue to the Academy.
12• X is a multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. It is the worlds-largest maker of electronic components including printed circuit boards.• X is primarily an original design manufacturer. Notable products which the company manufactures include the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.• ID X. Part points for the trading name of the company.
3• Mehran Karimi Nasseri is an Iranian refugee who lived in the departure lounge of Terminal One in Charles de Gaulle Airport from 26 August 1988 until July 2006. His autobiography has been published as a book and he may have been the basis for the movie The Terminal.
5• ‘X’ is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location.• Both hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game.• The term ‘X’ refers to mimicking a wooden board. Rigidity of the body must be maintained to constitute good ‘X’.• Following are the pictures of ‘X’…
6• First held in 1905, X is an annual show held in March every year. The Salon is organized by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs dAutomobiles, and is considered an important international show.• The Salon has hosted almost all major internal combustion engined models in the history of the automobile. Exotic supercars often steal the spotlight during their debuts at the show.• The show is regarded as a level playing field for the worlds automakers, aided by the fact that the host country lacks an auto industry of its own !
7• X is a global alcoholic beverage company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.• X’s brands include –• Smirnoff - the worlds best-selling vodka• Johnnie Walker - the worlds best-selling scotch whisky• Baileys - the worlds best-selling liqueur• Guinness - the worlds best-selling stout• X is also the exclusive international distributor of José Cuervo - the worlds best-selling tequila.• X sells its products in over 180 countries and has offices in 80 countries around the world.• ID X
10Put funda and FITB• The American fighting-man 1950• The Hungarian freedom fighter 1956• Baby Boomers 1966• The Middle Americans 1969• The Computer 1982• The Endangered Earth 1988• The American soldier 2003• ______________ 2011
10• The Protester• These are the only instances were “TIME Person of the Year” was not awarded to a person or a group of specific persons.
1• He was a vegetarian and has suffered from vitiligo.• He has waxworks in five Madame Tussauds museums across the world. Only Elvis Presley and Madonna have more.• During production of a 1984 Pepsi advertisement he sustained burns when an explosion set his hair on fire .• He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.• His most famous pet was Bubbles the chimpanzee.
2• He was a vegetarian• “I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned Coke bottles for the 5-cent deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple.“• He tried LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) and once stated "It was one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life.“• He was also a fan of The Beatles. He referred to them on multiple occasions at Keynotes and also was interviewed on a showing of a Paul McCartney concert.• He drove without a license plate for years and his official salary was $1.
3• X was born to an Anglo Indian family. He went to St. Xaviers Collegiate School in the city and St. Columbas School in Delhi, India.• He began his professional career as a journalist for Sports world magazine, but soon shifted to advertising.• In 2009 he was made the project head of ‘Rail Bandhu’ the magazine being distributed free of cost to travellers in trains like Shatabdi-Rajdhani Express.• His popular show made a return to television in 2011 on Colors TV after his fans launched a campaign on Facebook.• His father Neil O Brien is considered the pioneer of quizzing in India.
4• Maankombu Sambasivan ______________ was born in Kumbakonam on August 7, 1925.• He currently serves as a Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha and is also member of the National Advisory Council.• In 1999, Time magazine placed him in the ‘Time 20’ list of most influential Asian people of the 20th century.• Padma Shri (1967), Padma Bhushan (1972), Padma Vibhushan (1989).• The Father of Green Revolution in India
5• He was a chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer.• In 1888, he was astonished to read his own obituary, titled ‘The merchant of death is dead’, in a French newspaper. But it was his brother Ludvig who had died, not him. The article disconcerted him and made him apprehensive about how he would be remembered. This inspired him to change his will…• In 1894 he purchased a popular iron and steel mill, which he then made into a manufacturer of cannon and other major armaments.• He has held 355 different patents and dynamite being the most famous.• His will gave 250 million US dollars or 31,225,000 Swedish kronor to fund a prestigious prize named after him.