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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Trolls, memes and everything popular!

Founded in 2005, X is a popular social networking website. Initially, the creators of X created fake ids on the website due to lack of popularity, some of which exist even today. Although as of July 2015 it has an Alexa rank of 32, X is popular for its viral content and the various thread and sub-threads featuring at times philosophical and at times bizarre content. Very recently, users of X revolted when it was revealed that one worker of X had been sacked. This led to the resignation of their CEO. Id X.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Funny Ser *Must've heard of him*

X of La Mancha, is a Spanish novel by Y. It follows the adventures of a nameless hidalgo who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name X. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with X's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. X, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is, and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story. The story implements various themes, such as intertextuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, X is considered one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. Y said that the first chapters are taken from "The Archive of La Mancha" and the rest translated from the Arabic from the Moorish author Cid Hamet Ben Engeli. This metafictional trick appears to be designed to give a greater credibility to the text, by implying that X is a real character and that the story truly occurred several decades back. Yet it is obvious to the reader that such a thing is impossible, because the presence of Cide Hamete would have caused numerous temporal anomalies. It was a common method at the time because of the disapproval the novel genre was subject to.
Give us 'X' & 'Y'.

Sticky Fire *Sounds Interesting*

Use of fire in warfare has a long history. Greek fire, also described as "sticky fire" is believed to have had a petroleum base. The development of X was precipitated by the use of jellied gasoline mixtures by the Allied forces during World War II. The supply of latex that had been used in these early forms of incendiary devices became scarce in the Pacific Theater of Operations, since natural rubber was almost impossible to obtain after the Japanese army captured the rubber plantations. X was developed in 1942 in a secret laboratory at Harvard University by a team led by chemist Louis Fieser. Its first recorded use was in the European theatre of war during World War II. It is believed to have been formulated to burn at a specific rate and to adhere to surfaces to increase its stopping power. During combustion, X rapidly deoxygenates the available air and generates large amounts of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. On 4 July 1942, the first test occurred on the football field near the Harvard Business School. When used as a part of an incendiary weapon, X can cause severe burns (ranging from superficial to subdermal), asphyxiation, unconsciousness, and death. One of the main anti-personnel features of X is that it sticks to human skin, with no practical method for removal of the burning substance.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Disorder from the Middle Ages

X was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people ____ erratically.

One of the first major outbreaks was in Aachen, Germany, in 1374, and it quickly spread throughout Europe; one particularly notable outbreak occurred in Strasbourg in 1518.

The term X was coined by Paracelsus, and the condition was initially considered a curse sent by a saint, usually St John the Baptist or St Vitus
What is X?

Worldwide. Always On.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, in his early years X was a presenter on local music station Max TV.
X was a member of Breaks Co-op, alongside Andy Lovegrove and Hamish Clark. X relocated to the UK in 1997. X initially worked at the Record and Tape Exchange in Notting Hill, before being asked to cover for a show on XFM, going on to host XFM's Music Response.
In 2002, X joined BBC Radio 1 for which he’s most popularly known. A key feature of his broadcasting style was to avoid the use of the fader to reduce the volume of the track being played during intros and outros, rather he talks or shouts over the tracks which are played at undiminished volume. X won the gold Music Radio Broadcaster Of The Year in 2014. Currently in news, Who is X?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

RIP Missile Man

RIP Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

Here's a question in his memory:

APJ's alias while supervising preparations for Pokhran II was X, an in-joke that referred to the Y missile he developed, and the fact that X defended India from Ghauri (Ghauri : also the name of the Pakistani version of N.Korean Rodong missile) Here's the story:

"By noon, the winds still hadn't abated and the outside temperature was a searing 43 degrees Celsius. R. Chidambaram, Atomic Energy Commission chairman, dressed as Major General Natraj(Extra points for those who can tell why "Natraj"), removed his Gorkha hat to stop sweat from streaming down his face. On his left, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, scientific adviser to the defence minister and chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, also incognito, sat impassively. For Operation Shakti, as the nuclear tests were called, Kalam was known as X.

But the mane of silvery white hair that stuck out incongruously from his hat was a dead give away. All this was part of the extraordinary precaution the team had taken to prevent news of its frequent visits to the Pokhran range in Rajasthan from leaking out. With the range storming with Army personnel, it made sense for scientists and engineers to don uniforms so that they could move around without attracting attention"

Give
X
Y
 and the reason for the name "Natraj"(optional)

Special K.uestion ;)

The accidental legacy of X goes back to the late 19th century, when a team of Seventh-day Adventists ( a Church group which strictly believes in the second coming of Jesus) began to develop new food to adhere to the vegetarian diet recommended by the church(so people "sin" less). Members of the group experimented with a number of different grains, including wheat, oats, rice, barley, and corn. In 1894, Dr.Y, the superintendent of The Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan and an Adventist, used these recipes as part of a strict vegetarian regimen for his patients, which also included no alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine. The diet he imposed consisted entirely of bland foods. A follower of Sylvester Graham, the inventor of graham crackers and graham bread, Y believed that spicy or sweet foods would increase passions.

ID X and Y

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nasika...

Kaushik Basu is a renowned economist who has worked with GoI in the past and is currently engaged with the World Bank. Mr. Basu is also credited with modifying the Su-doku and making it a two player game called Dui-doku. Apart from this he has also taught at Cornell Univ. In a newspaper article he recalled his meeting with a renowned personality and his curiosity about the surname of that person led to the revelation that it's origin lay in a Sanskrit word "nasika" (for nose). 

Basu's meeting with whom was he describing?

Zadoc the priest....

G.F Handel was a German-born, British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London (1712), and became a naturalized British subject in 1727.
Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era.
But we do listen him on some Wednesday and Thursday. This piece that we listen is his work called Zadoc the priest.

What is his special work that I am talking about?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fly away!


X is an aircraft, piloted by Swiss explorer Andre Borschberg, that, in a bid to circumnavigate the earth, very recently broke the record for flying solo non-stop for the longest period of time, which stands at an astounding three consecutive days and nights (117 hours, 52 minutes), as reported by the project team. The plane is further expected to make two more 120-hour non-stop flights. Identify this record-breaking aeroplane. Brownie points for giving the speciality of the plane.

Need help breathing?


An X is a form of medical ventilator, now almost obsolete, that enables a person to breathe when normal muscle control has been lost or the work of breathing exceeds the person's ability. Examples of the device include both the Drinker respirator and the Both respirator.

The person using the X is placed into the central chamber, a cylindrical steel drum. A door allowing the head and neck to remain free is then closed, forming a sealed, air-tight compartment enclosing the rest of the person's body. Pumps that control airflow periodically decrease and increase the air pressure within the chamber, and particularly, on the chest. When the pressure is below that within the lungs, the lungs expand and atmospheric pressure pushes air from outside the chamber in via the person's nose and airways to keep the lungs filled; when the pressure goes above that within the lungs, the reverse occurs, and air is expelled. In this manner, the X mimics the physiological action of breathing: by periodically altering intrathoracic pressure, it causes air to flow in and out of the lungs. The X is a form of non-invasive therapy.
Give me the device.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fear are stupid! So are regrets!!

Yes, that's what she believed:"Fear is stupid! So are regrets!!" Asked to quit modelling, and either learn secretarial work or get married instead in the beginning of her career, she later emerged as the most successful American actor, model, singer and also one of the first women to own her own production company
Despite her extreme intelligence, she was often typecast as a dumb blonde. She helped to Ella Fitzgerald in becoming the First lady of Song.
She spent her childhood in an orphanage and at the age of 36, she committed suicide. By that time itself, she had gained enough fame. At the height of her fame, she wrote her autobiography, which was not published until a decade after her death. 
By what name does the world know her?

New class of touch typing!

Inspite of touch screen technology’s ubiquitous presence in most gadgets today, finding someone who enjoys typing on those oversensitive screens is a practical impossibility. ________ brings the convenience of typing on mechanical keyboards to the touch screen era. It makes professional-grade typing as easy to carry as a pen. Collapsing into a thin strip only 1/3rd of the size of an iPhone, it opens out into a keyboard. What is it?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Whoops!

The robotic comet landing Philae successfully touched on the surface 67P on 12 November 2014. However, due to an unforeseen event, it ran out of its primary power and the solar cells could not be charged properly, leading to the probe shutting down after a few days. Recently however, due to the comet’s movement, the probe was able to charge its solar batteries and is functioning as expected. What was the event that caused this problem?

Brain over brawn

During the Vietnam War, the Americans had the technological upper hand but they could not foresee the guerilla tactics employed by the locals. One of the most famous strategies employed by the Vietnamese was a thousand kilometer long set of trails which the Americans called X after the Vietnamese resistance leader. The trail was a supply route to connect the North Vietnam to the South. Hidden from the US Air Force by three canopies of tree cover, it turned out to be a decisive factor in the War. Decoy trails were also set up to fool the Americans. Although the US Air Force used the notorious Agent Orange to burn down the forests around the trails, new trails were quickly created. Identify X, named after the first leader of the unified Vietnam.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Trolls, memes and everything popular!

Founded in 2005, X is a popular social networking website. Initially, the creators of X created fake ids on the website due to lack of popularity, some of which exist even today. Although as of July 2015 it has an Alexa rank of 32, X is popular for its viral content and the various thread and sub-threads featuring at times philosophical and at times bizarre content. Very recently, users of X revolted when it was revealed that one worker of X had been sacked. This led to the resignation of their CEO. Id X.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Funny Ser *Must've heard of him*

X of La Mancha, is a Spanish novel by Y. It follows the adventures of a nameless hidalgo who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name X. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with X's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. X, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is, and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story. The story implements various themes, such as intertextuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, X is considered one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. Y said that the first chapters are taken from "The Archive of La Mancha" and the rest translated from the Arabic from the Moorish author Cid Hamet Ben Engeli. This metafictional trick appears to be designed to give a greater credibility to the text, by implying that X is a real character and that the story truly occurred several decades back. Yet it is obvious to the reader that such a thing is impossible, because the presence of Cide Hamete would have caused numerous temporal anomalies. It was a common method at the time because of the disapproval the novel genre was subject to.
Give us 'X' & 'Y'.

Sticky Fire *Sounds Interesting*

Use of fire in warfare has a long history. Greek fire, also described as "sticky fire" is believed to have had a petroleum base. The development of X was precipitated by the use of jellied gasoline mixtures by the Allied forces during World War II. The supply of latex that had been used in these early forms of incendiary devices became scarce in the Pacific Theater of Operations, since natural rubber was almost impossible to obtain after the Japanese army captured the rubber plantations. X was developed in 1942 in a secret laboratory at Harvard University by a team led by chemist Louis Fieser. Its first recorded use was in the European theatre of war during World War II. It is believed to have been formulated to burn at a specific rate and to adhere to surfaces to increase its stopping power. During combustion, X rapidly deoxygenates the available air and generates large amounts of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. On 4 July 1942, the first test occurred on the football field near the Harvard Business School. When used as a part of an incendiary weapon, X can cause severe burns (ranging from superficial to subdermal), asphyxiation, unconsciousness, and death. One of the main anti-personnel features of X is that it sticks to human skin, with no practical method for removal of the burning substance.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Disorder from the Middle Ages

X was a social phenomenon that occurred primarily in mainland Europe between 14th and 17th centuries. It involved groups of people ____ erratically.

One of the first major outbreaks was in Aachen, Germany, in 1374, and it quickly spread throughout Europe; one particularly notable outbreak occurred in Strasbourg in 1518.

The term X was coined by Paracelsus, and the condition was initially considered a curse sent by a saint, usually St John the Baptist or St Vitus
What is X?

Worldwide. Always On.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, in his early years X was a presenter on local music station Max TV.
X was a member of Breaks Co-op, alongside Andy Lovegrove and Hamish Clark. X relocated to the UK in 1997. X initially worked at the Record and Tape Exchange in Notting Hill, before being asked to cover for a show on XFM, going on to host XFM's Music Response.
In 2002, X joined BBC Radio 1 for which he’s most popularly known. A key feature of his broadcasting style was to avoid the use of the fader to reduce the volume of the track being played during intros and outros, rather he talks or shouts over the tracks which are played at undiminished volume. X won the gold Music Radio Broadcaster Of The Year in 2014. Currently in news, Who is X?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

RIP Missile Man

RIP Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

Here's a question in his memory:

APJ's alias while supervising preparations for Pokhran II was X, an in-joke that referred to the Y missile he developed, and the fact that X defended India from Ghauri (Ghauri : also the name of the Pakistani version of N.Korean Rodong missile) Here's the story:

"By noon, the winds still hadn't abated and the outside temperature was a searing 43 degrees Celsius. R. Chidambaram, Atomic Energy Commission chairman, dressed as Major General Natraj(Extra points for those who can tell why "Natraj"), removed his Gorkha hat to stop sweat from streaming down his face. On his left, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, scientific adviser to the defence minister and chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, also incognito, sat impassively. For Operation Shakti, as the nuclear tests were called, Kalam was known as X.

But the mane of silvery white hair that stuck out incongruously from his hat was a dead give away. All this was part of the extraordinary precaution the team had taken to prevent news of its frequent visits to the Pokhran range in Rajasthan from leaking out. With the range storming with Army personnel, it made sense for scientists and engineers to don uniforms so that they could move around without attracting attention"

Give
X
Y
 and the reason for the name "Natraj"(optional)

Special K.uestion ;)

The accidental legacy of X goes back to the late 19th century, when a team of Seventh-day Adventists ( a Church group which strictly believes in the second coming of Jesus) began to develop new food to adhere to the vegetarian diet recommended by the church(so people "sin" less). Members of the group experimented with a number of different grains, including wheat, oats, rice, barley, and corn. In 1894, Dr.Y, the superintendent of The Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan and an Adventist, used these recipes as part of a strict vegetarian regimen for his patients, which also included no alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine. The diet he imposed consisted entirely of bland foods. A follower of Sylvester Graham, the inventor of graham crackers and graham bread, Y believed that spicy or sweet foods would increase passions.

ID X and Y

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nasika...

Kaushik Basu is a renowned economist who has worked with GoI in the past and is currently engaged with the World Bank. Mr. Basu is also credited with modifying the Su-doku and making it a two player game called Dui-doku. Apart from this he has also taught at Cornell Univ. In a newspaper article he recalled his meeting with a renowned personality and his curiosity about the surname of that person led to the revelation that it's origin lay in a Sanskrit word "nasika" (for nose). 

Basu's meeting with whom was he describing?

Zadoc the priest....

G.F Handel was a German-born, British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London (1712), and became a naturalized British subject in 1727.
Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era.
But we do listen him on some Wednesday and Thursday. This piece that we listen is his work called Zadoc the priest.

What is his special work that I am talking about?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fly away!


X is an aircraft, piloted by Swiss explorer Andre Borschberg, that, in a bid to circumnavigate the earth, very recently broke the record for flying solo non-stop for the longest period of time, which stands at an astounding three consecutive days and nights (117 hours, 52 minutes), as reported by the project team. The plane is further expected to make two more 120-hour non-stop flights. Identify this record-breaking aeroplane. Brownie points for giving the speciality of the plane.

Need help breathing?


An X is a form of medical ventilator, now almost obsolete, that enables a person to breathe when normal muscle control has been lost or the work of breathing exceeds the person's ability. Examples of the device include both the Drinker respirator and the Both respirator.

The person using the X is placed into the central chamber, a cylindrical steel drum. A door allowing the head and neck to remain free is then closed, forming a sealed, air-tight compartment enclosing the rest of the person's body. Pumps that control airflow periodically decrease and increase the air pressure within the chamber, and particularly, on the chest. When the pressure is below that within the lungs, the lungs expand and atmospheric pressure pushes air from outside the chamber in via the person's nose and airways to keep the lungs filled; when the pressure goes above that within the lungs, the reverse occurs, and air is expelled. In this manner, the X mimics the physiological action of breathing: by periodically altering intrathoracic pressure, it causes air to flow in and out of the lungs. The X is a form of non-invasive therapy.
Give me the device.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fear are stupid! So are regrets!!

Yes, that's what she believed:"Fear is stupid! So are regrets!!" Asked to quit modelling, and either learn secretarial work or get married instead in the beginning of her career, she later emerged as the most successful American actor, model, singer and also one of the first women to own her own production company
Despite her extreme intelligence, she was often typecast as a dumb blonde. She helped to Ella Fitzgerald in becoming the First lady of Song.
She spent her childhood in an orphanage and at the age of 36, she committed suicide. By that time itself, she had gained enough fame. At the height of her fame, she wrote her autobiography, which was not published until a decade after her death. 
By what name does the world know her?

New class of touch typing!

Inspite of touch screen technology’s ubiquitous presence in most gadgets today, finding someone who enjoys typing on those oversensitive screens is a practical impossibility. ________ brings the convenience of typing on mechanical keyboards to the touch screen era. It makes professional-grade typing as easy to carry as a pen. Collapsing into a thin strip only 1/3rd of the size of an iPhone, it opens out into a keyboard. What is it?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Whoops!

The robotic comet landing Philae successfully touched on the surface 67P on 12 November 2014. However, due to an unforeseen event, it ran out of its primary power and the solar cells could not be charged properly, leading to the probe shutting down after a few days. Recently however, due to the comet’s movement, the probe was able to charge its solar batteries and is functioning as expected. What was the event that caused this problem?

Brain over brawn

During the Vietnam War, the Americans had the technological upper hand but they could not foresee the guerilla tactics employed by the locals. One of the most famous strategies employed by the Vietnamese was a thousand kilometer long set of trails which the Americans called X after the Vietnamese resistance leader. The trail was a supply route to connect the North Vietnam to the South. Hidden from the US Air Force by three canopies of tree cover, it turned out to be a decisive factor in the War. Decoy trails were also set up to fool the Americans. Although the US Air Force used the notorious Agent Orange to burn down the forests around the trails, new trails were quickly created. Identify X, named after the first leader of the unified Vietnam.