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In the movie X, the character of Y, Isabelle, claims that her first words in English were “New York Herald Tribune! New York Herald Tribune!” This scene is a reference to the movie A, in which actress B, yells the same, while walking down Champs Élysées, with a bunch of newspapers in her hand. Identify X, Y, A and B.
What happens next…..? In a Peanuts strip from 1953, Schroeder embarks on an intensive workout. He does push-ups, jumps rope, lifts weights, touches his toes, does sit-ups (“Puff, Puff”), boxes, runs (“Pant, Pant”) and finally eats (“Chomp! Chomp!”).
In the last two panels he walks to his piano with determination and begins playing furiously, sweat springing from his brow. The eighth notes above Schroeder’s head are from the opening bars of Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata (Op. 106), a piece so long, artistically complex and technically difficult that it is referred to as the “Giant” Sonata. Courtesy: NYTimes, Jan13, 2009
What do the red stars represent? Hint will be given if asked for! Skopje Macedonia
British-Raj Citizens Ronald Ross – Almora, Uttarakhand Rudyard Kipling – Mumbai, Maharashtra Rabindranath Tagore – Calcutta, WB Sir CV Raman – Tiruchirapalli, TN American Citizens of Indian Origin Hargobind Khorana – Khanewal, Pakistan S Chandrasekhar – Lahore, Pakistan Venki Ramakrishnan – Chidambaram, TN Indian Citizens of foreign origin Mother Teresa – Skopje, Macedonia People of Indian Descent VS Naipaul- Port of Spain, Trinidad Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Amartya Sen – Shantiniketan, WB Birth Places of Nobel Laureates from India/Indian origin/Indian born…..
Ballets composed by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Swan Lake Sleeping Beauty
Who is this man, and why did he make this chart?
Alfred Mosher Butts, the inventor of the board game Scrabble, sitting on a pile of Scrabble tiles. He decided upon the letter distribution by studying the letter frequencies on the first page of the New York Times and made a chart of it. The frequencies of alphabets in Scrabble have remained unchanged since its invention by Butts during the Great Depression.
Grand Connect Incomplete set No negs Max. Two attempts No consecutive attempts
Enzo Ferrari. The picture on the right is that of Count Francesco Baracca, an Italian Air Force pilot & WWI hero. His mother Countess Paolina, asked Enzo to use the prancing stallion symbol on his car for good luck. However, instead of the white background, Enzo used yellow, the colour of his hometown, Modena, alongwith the colours of the Italian national flag. Also, the tail of the Ferrari stallion points upwards, unlike the original!
New York Chicago New Haven Hawaiian Californian Greek Sicilian St.Louis Mexican Detroit The following are different kinds of what?
__________ ___________ was started by Michael Hart in 1971 with the digitization of the United States Declaration of Independence. Hart, a student at the University of Illinois, obtained access to a Xerox Sigma V Mainframe Computer in the university's Materials Research Lab. Through friendly operators, he received an account with a virtually unlimited amount of computer time; its value at that time has since been variously estimated at $100,000 or $100,000,000. Hart has said he wanted to "give back" this gift by doing something that could be considered to be of great value. What did Hart start?
Hart is the founder of Project Gutenberg, the oldest digital library. Project Gutenberg is now hosted by ibiblio at the Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Project was named after Johannes Gutenberg, who was the inventor of the mechanical printing press and movable type printing press.
Who is this distinguished scientist? Arthur C. and Caroline J. McCallister Distinguished Chair Professor Anderson Faculty Scholar Director of the Center for Computational Research and the National Institute of Dynamical Physics. Recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Prize of the Netherlands, National Science Foundation Presidential Investigator Award, Exceptional Achievement Medal from the International Society of Engineers, Pi Gamma Tau Industry Excellence Professorship, He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Advanced Dynamics, the Journal of Nano-Particle Computation, Physik-Publication and several other journals, and on the advisory boards of many industry consortia. He holds honorary doctorates from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Tsing- Chua Beijing University and the Universidad de Sao Paulo, among others
This object was used by the Incan civilization, its usage being taught to the ruling classes and higher classes in the third year of schooling. However, the Spanish Conquistadores mistook it to be idolatrous and destroyed many of them, as a result of which these are found mainly in museums or anthropology departments of universities. What is this object? And what is its alleged purpose?
This is a Quipu, or Khipu, also called Talking Knots. These were recording devices used by the Incans to save numeric data. A number is represented as a sequence of knot clusters in base 10. Each cord consisted of positions for units, tens, hundreds, and so on. Purportedly used by the Quipucamayocs, the accountants, or Quipu-authorities, to calculate taxes and conduct population surveys!
The Vipers in Kill Bill 1&2 Black MambaSidewinderSnake charmer California mountain snakeCottonmouthCopperhead
What are the input strings for the algorithm? A method for finding an effectively random location nearby and visiting it: a Spontaneous Adventure Generator. Every day, the algorithm generates a new set of coordinates for each 1°×1° latitude/longitude zone (known as a graticule) in the world. The coordinates can be anywhere -- in the forest, in a city, on a mountain, or even in the middle of a lake! Everyone in a given region gets the same set of coordinates relative to their graticule. Geohashing…..
Chicory Coffee substitute Also called “Blue Sailor”
Add four to 100, multiply by eight, and then add 62,000. By this rule the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 20,000 can be approached. Who said the following? And what was the person talking about?
Add four to 100, multiply by eight, and then add 62,000. By this rule the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 20,000 can be approached. Chaturadhikam śatamaś ṭ agu ṇ am dvāśaś ṭ istathā sahasrā ṇ ām Ayutadvayaviśkambhasyāsanno vrîttapari ṇ aha ḥ. Aryabhata, approximating the value of π (3.1416)
Born in 1935, in Brooklyn, to Nettie & Martin Konigsberg Life-size statue of him in Oviedo, Spain Has had marriages/relationships with Harlene Rosen, Louise Lasser, Diane Keaton, Stacey Nelkin, Mia Farrow and his adopted step-daughter, Soon-yi Previn Has played with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band The voice-over for the character Z in the movie Antz Has won numerous Academy & BAFTA Awards Identify this person…..
Incredible Hulk – brandy/cognac Tom and Jerry – brandy/cognac My Fair Lady -gin Alexander – gin Godmother – vodka Joker - gin The Golden Eye – vodka Long Island Iced Tea Screwdriver – vodka Blue Lagoon - vodka Bloody Mary- vodka COCKTAILSCOCKTAILS