About Me : <ul><li>Doing my first year BE Mechanical in PSG Tech. </li></ul><ul><li>Did my schooling at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, RS Puram. </li></ul><ul><li>Was introduced to quizzing by my brother Ashwin Murali. </li></ul><ul><li>Been part of CQC since the second meeting at the Cha Bar. </li></ul><ul><li>And like 1.2 billion others, I too </li></ul><ul><li>Big fan of Chelsea and Jose Mourinho </li></ul>
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Question 1: Farmer Kalimullah Khan created a new hybrid variety of a mango by combining two of the finest Indian varieties, including the Chausa. He did not put these mangoes on sale as he considered them priceless. He named this priceless fruit after ________ . He sent ________ a whole crate of these mangoes along with a sapling of the hybrid variety. FITB…
Recently, a research group from MIT's Media Lab has leveraged commercially available technology to transmit holographic video over the internet. What's truly remarkable is that the group's hardware setup consists of a single Xbox 360 Kinect camera and a standard laptop on the transmitting end, and a desktop computer with three graphics processing chips on the receiving end—all relatively inexpensive, store-bought technology. The display used to project the hologram, however, is "the one component of the researchers' experimental system that can't be bought at an electronics store for a couple hundred dollars." The group says it's working on "a new display system that is much more compact, produces larger images, and should also be cheaper to manufacture," according to MIT News. What have they created using the above mentioned technology? 2)
Gass Forest Museum inside Forest College Toward the end of the 19th century, an aborted attempt was made by J. A. Gamble, the conservator of forests of Madras Presidency to establish a forest museum in the province. A few years later in 1902, Gamble's successor as conservator of Forests, Horace Arichibald Gass succeeded in establishing a museum for forestry. It was opened to the public 15 April 1902 by Baron Ampthill, the then Governor of Madras. When Gass, the first curator, retired in 1905, his successor F. A. Lodge renamed the museum in his honor. It was expanded in 1905 and 1915. In 1912, the Madras Forestry College was established in the museum grounds to train foresters. After Indian Independence in 1947, the museum came under the Government of Tamil Nadu.
The X Vs Y game was a first-class cricket match that was generally played on an annual basis. The first two games took place in 1806 but the fixture was not revived until 1819. It was more or less annual thereafter till 1962 and there were usually two or more games each season. After 1962, the concept of X was abolished and the fixture came to an end. The fixture was a prestigious one, though far short of Test match quality. The X teams were often very weak compared with the Y. The X famously became competitive during the career of the legendary WG Grace , whose performances were so outstanding that the X could enjoy some long-awaited success. The game was played over three days on all but a handful of occasions throughout its history. The most common venue for the match was Lord's , but a number of other grounds were used, notably The Oval and Scarborough . In all 274 matches have been played. The X have won 68, Y have won 125, 80 matches have been drawn and one match (the first one of 1883) ended in a tie. Fred Trueman's view of the fixture was that it was a "ludicrous business" that was "thankfully abolished" after the 1962 season. 4) X Vs Y…
Philip Jose Farmer's 'The Other Log of Phileas Fogg' is a humorous alternative take on the events described in Jules Verne's 'Around the World in 80 Days', which along with characters from the original novel, find a place for Captain Nemo, Colonel Sebastian Moran, the ghost ship Mary Celeste and more in the bizarre storyline, which concludes with the author hinting that Phileas Fogg is immortal and is currently writing sci-fi under the name of Philip Farmer. As an appendix you also find some sort of an academic paper written by H. W. Starr whose thesis is that Captain Nemo's death does not occur as described in Verne's 'Mysterious Island', but instead he settles down in London under the assumed name of X. 7) Gimme X
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<ul><li>X is a 1997 Iranian film written and directed by Majid Majidi. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>It deals with a brother and sister and their adventures over a lost pair of shoes. </li></ul><ul><li>X premiered in February 1997 at the Teheran Fajr Film Festival and was awarded several national film awards. It opened in the US on 22 January 1999, with a total US box office total of $930,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical response to the film was very positive. Some critics compared it to Vittorio de Sica's 1948 Bicycle Thieves. </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Ebert's review in the Chicago Sun-Times called it "very nearly a perfect movie for children" that "lacks the cynicism and smart-mouth attitudes of so much American entertainment for kids and glows with a kind of good-hearted purity </li></ul><ul><li>Bumm Bumm Bole, a 2010 Hindi film by Priyadarshan, and starring Darsheel Safary, is entirely based on X. </li></ul>9) X?
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Lennon's son, Julian, inspired the song with a nursery school drawing he called "Lucy — in the sky with diamonds".
Rich Uncle Pennybags is the rotund old man in a top hat who serves as the mascot of the game X. Rich Uncle Pennybags was rechristened Mr. X in a Hasbro marketing effort in 1999. He also is known as Whiff from all the casino slot machines. He also appears in the related games Advance to Boardwalk, Free Parking, Don't Go To Jail, X City, X Junior, and X Deal. The character was partially influenced by the stature and dress of financier and banker J. P. Morgan . The unnamed character made his first appearance outside of X within the Parker Brothers' game Dig , released before the U.S. entered World War II. Between 1985 and 2008, the character appeared in the second "O" in the word X as part of the game's logo/name. While this logo has generally been adopted worldwide, the character still only appears on only original U.S. versions, though not in certain themed releases. Uncle Pennybags' full name was given as Milburn Pennybags. Mr. X has a wife named Madge. Mr. X has a niece and nephew, Sandy and her brother Andy. Mr. X also has a second nephew named Randy. He is named as the sixth richest fictional character in the 2006 Forbes Fictional 15 list on its website and the ninth richest in 2011. 11) X?
The Bollywood movie Victory had several cricketers playing themselves. This was done to give the film an authentic look and feel.
Y was a king in ancient India. He was a valiant warrior and the great-grandson of a great king named Kusha. On one of his exploits, he and his soldiers took rest in the ashram of Rishi Vasishta. There, his whole army was well fed and taken care of. This caused a doubt in the king's mind as to how it was possible for this simple ashram to take care of all the arrangements to feed an entire army. He expressed his surprise to the sage. Vasishta replied, "O king, this feast that you have partaken with your kinsmen, has been provided by my calf Nandini , who was gifted to me by Indra. You must know that she is the daughter of Indra's cow Kamadhenu. She provides me with everything I need.“ Y was filled with wonder when he heard this. He felt that the sage did not need a calf that could feed an army and asked Vasishta to give him the calf. Vasishta was polite, but steadfast in his refusal. The king grew exceedingly angry. He insulted the Brahmarishi with harsh words, and ordered his soldiers to seize the cow, and drive it to his kingdom. By his yogic powers, the great sage Vasishta, called forth an entire army of fierce warriors. They fought the army of Y and defeated it thoroughly. Y was captured and presented before Vasishta. The sage pardoned the king and sent him away with words of advice….. 14) Story time….
Y seeks to attain the same spiritual power as Vasishta, to become his equal, a brahmarishi. He undertakes a fierce penance for one thousand years, after which Brahma names him a Rajarishi, or royal sage. After many more thousands of years of penance, Brahma names him maharishi, but also tells him that he hasn't become a jitendriya yet, lacking control over his passions. This is brought to light to Y when he angrily curses Rambha, an apsara sent by Indra to seduce Y, to become a stone for a thousand years. After cursing Rambha, Y goes to the highest mountain of the Himalayas to perform an even more severe tapasya for over a thousand years. He ceases to eat, and reduces his breathing to a bare minimum. He is tested again by Indra, who comes as a poor Brahmin begging for food just as Y is ready to break a fast of many years by eating some rice. Y instantly gives his food away to Indra and resumes his meditation. Y also finally masters his passions, refusing to be provoked by any of Indra's testing and seductive interferences. At the penultimate culmination of a multi-thousand year journey, Y's yogic power is at a peak. At this point, Lord Brahma, at the head of the Devas led by Indra, names Y a brahmarishi, and names him X, or ‘Friend of All’ for his unlimited compassion. He is also embraced by Vasishta, and their enmity is instantly ended. X?
Shortly after 9/11, an image surfaced on the internet, purportedly from a camera found in the debris of the World Trade Center. The picture purported to be one taken mere moments before the attacks on the World Trade Center began. Later the pic was proven to be a hoax with several logical flaws. A Hungarian guy called Péter Guzli came forward and admitted that he took the photo on November 28, 1997, and was also responsible for the initial edit. He edited the image for a few friends, not realizing it would spread so quickly across the Internet. He first provided the original undoctored photo and several other photos from the same series as proof to a Hungarian newspaper. Later on, the show Wired News examined the evidence and confirmed that Guzli was the real tourist guy. After the pic was proved to be a hoax, the Tourist guy found his way almost everywhere, posing innocently. The picture became one of the most widely known examples of Internet humor. 9/11 Tourist Guy
<ul><li>The Hotel X is a historic New Xork City hotel and landmark, known primarily for its history of notable residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey while staying at the X. Mark Twain also lived at this hotel for some time. </li></ul><ul><li>The hotel has been a home to actors and film directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Shirley Clarke, Mitch Hedberg, Dave Hill, Miloš Forman, Lillie Langtry, Ethan Hawke, Dennis Hopper, Vincent Gallo, Eddie Izzard, Hal Miller, Kevin O'Connor, Uma Thurman, Michael Imperioli, Jane Fonda and Gaby Hoffmann. </li></ul><ul><li>Much of Hotel X's history has been colored by the musicians who have resided or visited there. Some of the most prominent names include Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Vasant Rai and Madonna. </li></ul><ul><li>Several survivors of the Titanic stayed for some time in this hotel as it is a short distance from Pier 54 where the Titanic was supposed to dock. </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel X is often associated with the Andy Warhol Superstars, as he and Paul Morrisey directed X Girls (1966), a film about his Factory regulars and their lives at the hotel. X residents from the Warhol scene included Edie Sedgwick, Viva, Ultra Violet, Mary Woronov, Holly Woodlawn, Andrea Feldman, Nico, Paul America, and Brigid Berlin. </li></ul><ul><li>The building has been a designated New Xork City landmark since 1966, and on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. </li></ul>16) X?
17) <ul><li>X is the enclaves between India and Bangladesh border in the Indian state of West Bengal. India has about 92 exclaves of Bangladesh, and 106 exclaves of India are within Bangladeshi soil. (Map on Next slide) </li></ul><ul><li>The enclaves were part of the high stake card or chess games centuries ago between two regional kings, the Raja of Cooch Behar and the Maharaja of Rangpur. </li></ul><ul><li>The little territories were the result of a confused outcome of a treaty between the Kingdom of Cooch Behar and the Mughal Empire. </li></ul><ul><li>After the partition of India in 1947, Cooch Behar district was merged with India and Rangpur went to then East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh in 1971. In 1974, both countries agreed to exchange the enclaves or at least provide easy access to the enclaves, but since then little has materialised. </li></ul><ul><li>The residents of the enclaves live in abysmal conditions, with a lack of water, roads, electricity, schools and medicines. Crime also is rampant, as complaining would mean crossing the international boundary due to the lack of law enforcement resources. Residents of the enclaves may only go to their respective countries on the production of an identity card, after seeking permission from the border guards, causing much resentment. </li></ul>
______ grew up in Jamshedpur and represents Jharkhand in domestic cricket. ______ had been with Kolkata Knight Riders the previous seasons. A stress fracture of the back kept him out of action. He was fit for the last four games of the tournament, but didn’t get a break. In front of a spectator-less Holkar Stadium in Indore during the Vijay Hazare Trophy final between Jharkhand and the 21-year-old ______ bowled at 153.4 Kmph . “ From the moment I released it, I knew I had done something special. It was fantastic to get the speed gun’s approval. The others may be shocked at the 153 kmph speed, but it wasn’t much of a surprise to me. I constantly bowl above the 140 mark,” says ______. Parthiv Patel, who was captaining Gujarat in the game, agrees. “He is a fiercely quick bowler, as fast as any I’ve faced at the international level. Niraj, who faced the ball, was quite amazed. It’s hard to bowl that fast consistently, but _______ constantly zips it in the high 140s”. _______ played his debut IPL match yesterday for Delhi Daredevils . _______ is currently India’s fastest bowler . 18) FITB…..
<ul><li>XY was born in New Delhi to noted Indian painter, Jatin Y, an Oriya Hindu, and a Gujarati Jain mother named Varsha who is a writer. </li></ul><ul><li>XY started her acting career with a theatre group called Jan Natya Manch . </li></ul><ul><li>XY has acted in films in ten different languages to date: English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Marathi, Oriya and Kannada. </li></ul><ul><li>XY has played storyteller/narrator in the audiobook series for kids "Under the Banyan" by Karadi Tales. She has also been the narrator in the audiobook of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography by Charkha Audiobooks "The Story of My Experiments with Truth". She has also lent her voice for the children's series, The Wonder Pets as the Bengal Tiger. </li></ul><ul><li>She was appointed as the chairperson of the Children's Film Society of India in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>As a director, she is known for her directorial debut Firaaq (2008) , which has won a number of national and international awards. </li></ul><ul><li>She has been recently awarded the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the Government of France for her work. </li></ul>19) XY…..?
The X is a website created in 2009 by Matthew Inman , who lives in Seattle, Washington, United States. Inman started computer programming at the age of 13, and got a job doing it in Seattle at the age of 17. After high school, he worked in a marketing firm but was unhappy there, so he built a dating website to support himself so that he no longer had to work for someone else. He advertised the website by building quizzes and _____s to build interest in the website. He created the X on July 6, 2009. Regarding the name of the website, Inman notes that he does not enjoy eating X. The information found in the X's ____ is researched by Inman. The website gets an average of 4.6 million unique visitors and more than 20 million page views a month. Inman and his website were featured on an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly. 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides) is The X's first book. It was published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, which also publishes The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, and Dilbert. Logo 20) X?
X is a puzzle video game by Finland based Y. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized _____, the game was first released for Apple's iOS in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple's App Store, which has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, such as those using the Android operating system, among others. In early 2010, Y began developing a variant of X for Facebook. The Facebook version is expected to incorporate social-gaming concepts and in-game purchases and is scheduled to enter beta-testing in April 2011. Reviews of X have been quite positive. Chris Holt of Macworld called the game "an addictive, clever, and challenging puzzler“. Y announced that the game had been downloaded 50 million times, with more than 12 million on iOS devices and 10 million on Android. By March 2011, the game had reached 100 million downloads. Some of the game's more notable fans include Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, who plays the iPad version of the game, and author Salman Rushdie, who claims he is "something of a master at X. 21) X?
22) The person in the pics is Reginald Erskine Foster , nicknamed Tip Foster, an English sportsman, who played between 1897 and 1912. He holds a very uniqe distinction with regards to English sport. What?
He is the only man to have captained England in both Cricket and Football. <ul><li>Foster was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1901. Foster was made captain of England during the 1903 Ashes Tour in Australia. In the first Test at Sydney, Foster scored 287. This was the highest score in Test cricket until 1930 (surpassed by Andy Sandham), and remains the highest score by a debutant, the highest by a non-Australian batsman in Australia, and the second highest by a batsman of any nationality against Australia, home or away (surpassed only by Len Hutton's 364 in 1938) </li></ul><ul><li>In Football, Foster played five matches for England between 1900 and 1902, making his debut against Wales on 26 March 1900. In his second game, against Ireland at the Dell, Southampton, he scored two goals in a 3-0 victory. Foster was awarded the captaincy against Wales in his final appearance on 3 March 1902, which ended in a 0-0 draw. During his short England career he scored three goals. </li></ul>
Lyrics : X Way up high, There's a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby. X Skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true. Someday I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds are far Behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops That's where you'll find me. X Bluebirds fly. Birds fly X Why then, oh why can't I? If happy little bluebirds fly X Why, oh why can't I? 23)Epic song from a movie. Tops a particular list…
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X is a men's felt hat that is creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched in the front on both sides. The word X comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou, X, written for Sarah Bernhardt. Bernhardt played Princess X, the heroine of the play, and she wore a hat similar to what is now considered an X. When the X became a male fashion item, it was popular in cities for its stylishness. Popular stars in the 1950s such as Gene Kelly wore Xs often in their movies, like Singin' in the Rain . A trench coat was frequently part of the costume, a notable example being Humphrey Bogart's character in Casablanca . The X is also closely associated with film noir characters . Frank Sinatra was also a wearer of the X. By the early 1970s, the X was seen as a dead fashion. However the X has seen a revival in recent fashion seasons. In the early 1980s, pop stars Daniel Newton and Michael Jackson began using black and white X which became one of their trademarks. X is also the name of a Linux Distribution. 25) Again give me X…
The front cover design was based on sketched ideas by C and taken on 8 August 1969. At around 11:30 that morning, photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the photo whilst he stood on a step-ladder and a policeman held up the traffic. In the scene, the group walk across the street in single file from left to right, with A leading, followed by B, C, and D. C is bare-foot. With the exception of D, the group are wearing suits designed by Tommy Nutter. To the left of the picture, parked next to the zebra crossing , is a white Volkswagen Beetle motor-car which belonged to one of the people living in the block of flats across from the recording studio. After the album was released, the number plate ( LMW 281F ) was stolen repeatedly from the car. In 1986, the car was sold at auction for £2,530 and in 2001 was on display in a museum in Germany.The man standing on the pavement to the right of the picture is Paul Cole , an American tourist unaware he had been photographed until he saw the album cover months later. In December 2010, the crossing was given grade II listed status for its " cultural and historical importance " 26) What is being described?
<ul><li>X made its debut in the year 2002 during the month of May on the occasion of the World Cup Football Tournament. </li></ul><ul><li>The Programme was conceived, devised, planned and first produced by the then Producer of Sports , Doordarshan Shri.P.S.Parameswaran, Programme Executive, who is a sports expert. </li></ul><ul><li>The show has on an average received calls from more than 30,000 viewers and also 3,000 e-mails per show. </li></ul><ul><li>It reaches around 83 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>X has now entered the Limca Book of records as the longest running weekly quiz show on television in India. </li></ul>27) Famous Quiz…..
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29) X is an Indian made liquor, blended and aged for 7 years (though there is also more expensive, 12 year old version). It is produced by Mohan Meakin, based in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, available in all parts of India.??There is no advertising whatsoever for the brand, its popularity depends on word of mouth and loyalty of customers. It is the third largest selling liquor of its category in the world. X has been the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brand for many years. X?
Raja Bahadur used to be driver on the bus route from Srinagara to Majestic Circle in Bangalore. He used to supplement his income by running a dairy business . Every month, he used to send Rs.200 towards a cause. What? 30)