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Sunday, August 23, 2015

You're not one of us

X was a farm boy turned astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930, although it's presence had been detected in 1919. Detected as a result of anomalies in the behavior of Neptune and Uranus, X decided to name the planet as Pluto after an eleven-year-old girl suggested the name of the Roman god of Underworld. Recently, X traveled farther than any human has traveled – at least parts of him when NASA's New Horizons space probe carrying his ashes did a flyby of Pluto. Id X.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Glen Jacobs

His real name is Glen Jacobs. He earned a degree in English Literature at Northeast Missouri State University, where he played both basketball and football. Most fans are aware that he is very outspoken in terms of politics and is even a member of the Free State Project. He hosted a podcast titled The Tiny Political Show under the pseudonym Citizen X (from March 16, 2007 to March 13, 2008) and ran a blog called The Adventures of Citizen X at AdventuresOfCitizenX.com and is also a contributor to LewRockwell.com.
If all that wasn’t surprising enough, he even owns an insurance company with his wife called The Jacobs Agency, which is located in Tennesse.
How do we know him better?

Daedalus

In the movie Birdman, the character of Michael Keaton has been compared to X, who in Greek mythology is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. X and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. X's father warns him that he should fly neither too low nor too high, because the sea's dampness would clog his wings or the sun's heat would melt them.But X ignored his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun, resulting in the wax in his wings getting melted and him felling into the sea. Who is X ?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Railway to Hell

The Thai–Burma railway was built in 1942–43 to supply the Japanese forces in Burma, bypassing the sea routes which had become vulnerable when Japanese naval strength was reduced in the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway in May and June 1942. Aiming to finish the railway as quickly as possible the Japanese decided to use the more than 60 000 Allied POWs who had fallen into their hands in early 1942. A particular stretch called the Konyu Cutting was the deepest and the most dramatic of the many cuttings and clearings to make way for the railway lines. Groups of men worked around the clock for 16-18 hours to complete excavation of the 17 metre deep and 110-m long cutting through solid limestone and quartz rock. Sixty nine men were beaten to death by Japanese guards in the six weeks it took to build the cutting, and many more died from cholera, dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion. Forced to work at night, Konyu Cutting was nicknamed X because of the mixture of hammering noise, lighting from fires, oil fired bamboo torches and carbide lamps that created an eerie illumination that looked like the fires of hell.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

We're going down...

The New Moore Island in the Sunderban delta was the center of a land dispute between India and Bangladesh. Discovered in 1974 by an American satellite, the island grew substantially in size owing to silt deposits by flooding rivers. Both the nations claimed the territory and no solution was found until in 2010, when because of a specific natural cause the dispute ended in a rather dramatic way as none of the nations could claim it. What had happened?

The Phantom Menace

Depending on which side of the Atlantic you live in, X can either be a lovable, mischievous blonde kid who annoys his neighbor or X might be an uncontrollable schoolboy who enjoys destroying objects, making him more of a villain. Both the comic strips began at the same time and with the same name. Both have been popular in their respective countries although the American version of X is more known world over. Who is X?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jeffrey Lebowski

X is a philosophy inspired by Jeffrey Lebowski, a character from the Coen Brothers’ film ‘The Big Lebowski(1998).’ Started by Oliver Benjamin, a journalist based in Thailand in 2005, its official organisation name is ‘The Church of the Latter Day Y’. They list
individuals like Laozi, Buddha and Epicurus as examples of their ancient prophets while more recent antecedents include Kurt Vonnegut, Walt Whitman and Mark Twain.

Identify the philosophy ?

Lanka And India

Nuwara Eliya is a town located in the central province of Sri Lanka. It is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and is the heart of the tea industry. The topography of the town is such that black soil forms the top layer here. One of the most famous attractions of the town is a temple, situated close to a botanical garden, which was supposedly built in the memory of X, who was kept prisoner in the area.

Identify X.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

You Will Never Walk Alone....

Fans of Everton and Liverpool always debated who he supported. In an interview in 2008, he cleared the air.
"Here's the deal: my father was born in Everton, my family are officially Evertonians, so if it comes down to a derby match or an FA Cup final between the two, I would have to support Everton. But after a concert at Wembley Arena I got a bit of a friendship with Kenny Dalglish, who had been to the gig and I thought 'You know what? I am just going to support them both because it's all Liverpool.'"

Whose words?

impossibly long ash........

Though he loved cigar, he used to smoke only half of each cigar but kept the butts. No matter where we went - anywhere in the world - his staff had to collect all the butts and put them in a special box. That box was brought back and the butts were handed to one of the gardeners, who used to smoke them in his pipe.
He prepared for difficult negotiations by sticking a hatpin into a cigar, then later lighting and smoking the cigar until the attention of the entire audience was on the impossibly long ash (wondering when it would fall off) and not on any of the points his opponent was trying to make.Yeah, he was smart !!

Who was he ?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Its faster than the Veyron!


The X is a highly modified version of the Lotus Exige, manufactured by Texas-based Y and assembled in England. It holds the unofficial record for being the fastest accelerating, and the fastest production car in the world, having accelerated from 0 to 300kmph in 13.63 seconds and having reached a top speed of 435.31kmph. Y claims that X can reach a potential top speed of 447kmph, although this has never been tested. However, as the top-speed run was only in one direction, and only 16 Xs have been manufactured to date (Y needs to manufacture 30 to qualify), the car does not qualify as the fastest production car in the Guinness World Records (a record still held by the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport).

ID X.

A Classic Quiz Question

Brian Christopher Deane, in the 1992/93 season of the English Premier League, did achieved a landmark while playing for Sheffield United against Manchester United. When asked about it later, Deane replied by saying, "Whatever happens, wherever I am, that will be the one moment fans all over the world will remember me for. It was a fantastic feeling and even to this day people remind me of it - and it's now a classic quiz question too." What was this Premier League landmark that he achieved in that match?

Monday, August 10, 2015

For the love of rock music!

In early 1960s, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition for the executives of the Decca recording company, only to find that the executives were not impressed. While turning down this group of musicians, one executive said, "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out." Later they became the world's famous rock band. If you don't have even a single song of theirs in your playlist, then for sure, your list is incomplete. 
Guess the name of this epic band.

Track your fitness level!

This gadget brings the modular concept in to the arena of its earlier types. It provides a customizable alternative to the other similar devices that allow no room for personalization. The wristband’s links serve as independent modules, allowing users to add a GPS tracker, a fitness tracker, an SD card slot and even an extra battery. 
Name the gadget.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Big Brother is watching you

The 1949 novel X is considered by many as a cult classic. Depicting a dystopian world where the world is in a perpetual state of war, it is notable for the eerily similar surveillance system that was exposed by Edward Snowden. Written in the early years of the Cold War, it was initially titled ‘The Last Man in Europe’, showing the cynicism of the general public regarding the political situation. Many famous terms like ‘Big Brother’ and ‘2+2=5’ originate from X. Name X.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

You're not one of us

X was a farm boy turned astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930, although it's presence had been detected in 1919. Detected as a result of anomalies in the behavior of Neptune and Uranus, X decided to name the planet as Pluto after an eleven-year-old girl suggested the name of the Roman god of Underworld. Recently, X traveled farther than any human has traveled – at least parts of him when NASA's New Horizons space probe carrying his ashes did a flyby of Pluto. Id X.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Glen Jacobs

His real name is Glen Jacobs. He earned a degree in English Literature at Northeast Missouri State University, where he played both basketball and football. Most fans are aware that he is very outspoken in terms of politics and is even a member of the Free State Project. He hosted a podcast titled The Tiny Political Show under the pseudonym Citizen X (from March 16, 2007 to March 13, 2008) and ran a blog called The Adventures of Citizen X at AdventuresOfCitizenX.com and is also a contributor to LewRockwell.com.
If all that wasn’t surprising enough, he even owns an insurance company with his wife called The Jacobs Agency, which is located in Tennesse.
How do we know him better?

Daedalus

In the movie Birdman, the character of Michael Keaton has been compared to X, who in Greek mythology is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth. X and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. X's father warns him that he should fly neither too low nor too high, because the sea's dampness would clog his wings or the sun's heat would melt them.But X ignored his father's instructions not to fly too close to the sun, resulting in the wax in his wings getting melted and him felling into the sea. Who is X ?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Railway to Hell

The Thai–Burma railway was built in 1942–43 to supply the Japanese forces in Burma, bypassing the sea routes which had become vulnerable when Japanese naval strength was reduced in the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway in May and June 1942. Aiming to finish the railway as quickly as possible the Japanese decided to use the more than 60 000 Allied POWs who had fallen into their hands in early 1942. A particular stretch called the Konyu Cutting was the deepest and the most dramatic of the many cuttings and clearings to make way for the railway lines. Groups of men worked around the clock for 16-18 hours to complete excavation of the 17 metre deep and 110-m long cutting through solid limestone and quartz rock. Sixty nine men were beaten to death by Japanese guards in the six weeks it took to build the cutting, and many more died from cholera, dysentery, starvation, and exhaustion. Forced to work at night, Konyu Cutting was nicknamed X because of the mixture of hammering noise, lighting from fires, oil fired bamboo torches and carbide lamps that created an eerie illumination that looked like the fires of hell.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

We're going down...

The New Moore Island in the Sunderban delta was the center of a land dispute between India and Bangladesh. Discovered in 1974 by an American satellite, the island grew substantially in size owing to silt deposits by flooding rivers. Both the nations claimed the territory and no solution was found until in 2010, when because of a specific natural cause the dispute ended in a rather dramatic way as none of the nations could claim it. What had happened?

The Phantom Menace

Depending on which side of the Atlantic you live in, X can either be a lovable, mischievous blonde kid who annoys his neighbor or X might be an uncontrollable schoolboy who enjoys destroying objects, making him more of a villain. Both the comic strips began at the same time and with the same name. Both have been popular in their respective countries although the American version of X is more known world over. Who is X?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jeffrey Lebowski

X is a philosophy inspired by Jeffrey Lebowski, a character from the Coen Brothers’ film ‘The Big Lebowski(1998).’ Started by Oliver Benjamin, a journalist based in Thailand in 2005, its official organisation name is ‘The Church of the Latter Day Y’. They list
individuals like Laozi, Buddha and Epicurus as examples of their ancient prophets while more recent antecedents include Kurt Vonnegut, Walt Whitman and Mark Twain.

Identify the philosophy ?

Lanka And India

Nuwara Eliya is a town located in the central province of Sri Lanka. It is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and is the heart of the tea industry. The topography of the town is such that black soil forms the top layer here. One of the most famous attractions of the town is a temple, situated close to a botanical garden, which was supposedly built in the memory of X, who was kept prisoner in the area.

Identify X.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

You Will Never Walk Alone....

Fans of Everton and Liverpool always debated who he supported. In an interview in 2008, he cleared the air.
"Here's the deal: my father was born in Everton, my family are officially Evertonians, so if it comes down to a derby match or an FA Cup final between the two, I would have to support Everton. But after a concert at Wembley Arena I got a bit of a friendship with Kenny Dalglish, who had been to the gig and I thought 'You know what? I am just going to support them both because it's all Liverpool.'"

Whose words?

impossibly long ash........

Though he loved cigar, he used to smoke only half of each cigar but kept the butts. No matter where we went - anywhere in the world - his staff had to collect all the butts and put them in a special box. That box was brought back and the butts were handed to one of the gardeners, who used to smoke them in his pipe.
He prepared for difficult negotiations by sticking a hatpin into a cigar, then later lighting and smoking the cigar until the attention of the entire audience was on the impossibly long ash (wondering when it would fall off) and not on any of the points his opponent was trying to make.Yeah, he was smart !!

Who was he ?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Its faster than the Veyron!


The X is a highly modified version of the Lotus Exige, manufactured by Texas-based Y and assembled in England. It holds the unofficial record for being the fastest accelerating, and the fastest production car in the world, having accelerated from 0 to 300kmph in 13.63 seconds and having reached a top speed of 435.31kmph. Y claims that X can reach a potential top speed of 447kmph, although this has never been tested. However, as the top-speed run was only in one direction, and only 16 Xs have been manufactured to date (Y needs to manufacture 30 to qualify), the car does not qualify as the fastest production car in the Guinness World Records (a record still held by the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport).

ID X.

A Classic Quiz Question

Brian Christopher Deane, in the 1992/93 season of the English Premier League, did achieved a landmark while playing for Sheffield United against Manchester United. When asked about it later, Deane replied by saying, "Whatever happens, wherever I am, that will be the one moment fans all over the world will remember me for. It was a fantastic feeling and even to this day people remind me of it - and it's now a classic quiz question too." What was this Premier League landmark that he achieved in that match?

Monday, August 10, 2015

For the love of rock music!

In early 1960s, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition for the executives of the Decca recording company, only to find that the executives were not impressed. While turning down this group of musicians, one executive said, "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out." Later they became the world's famous rock band. If you don't have even a single song of theirs in your playlist, then for sure, your list is incomplete. 
Guess the name of this epic band.

Track your fitness level!

This gadget brings the modular concept in to the arena of its earlier types. It provides a customizable alternative to the other similar devices that allow no room for personalization. The wristband’s links serve as independent modules, allowing users to add a GPS tracker, a fitness tracker, an SD card slot and even an extra battery. 
Name the gadget.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Big Brother is watching you

The 1949 novel X is considered by many as a cult classic. Depicting a dystopian world where the world is in a perpetual state of war, it is notable for the eerily similar surveillance system that was exposed by Edward Snowden. Written in the early years of the Cold War, it was initially titled ‘The Last Man in Europe’, showing the cynicism of the general public regarding the political situation. Many famous terms like ‘Big Brother’ and ‘2+2=5’ originate from X. Name X.