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The Sugar Revolution.
Sugar was a fairly new commodity in the 13th century.
Elizabeth I consumed so much sugar that her teeth
became black and decayed. It was a sign of opulence.
To show their loyalty towards the Queen, other
women in the court also started consuming excess
quantities of sugar.
The Missionary Church of Kopimism (in
Kopimistsamfundet), is a religion founded
by a 19-year-old philosophy student Isak
The Church, based in Sweden, has been
officially recognized by the Swedish Legal,
Financial and Administrative Services
Agency ("kammarkollegiet") as a religious
community, after three application
What do people who believe in this religion
follow? What you see aside is a symbol of
the religion. Can you fill up the two
blanked out areas? [5+5]
Represents the number of ways in which egg could
Every year, the American Dialect Society designates a word as
“Word of The Year”. Which word won the “Word of the Year
This is what the website had to say – “______ won for Word of
the Year. Though it didn't look like an early favorite, the crowd
was won over by arguments that it was the most linguistically
interesting. It is a word for a written symbol in a written medium
that has now crossed over into speech. What's more, its purpose
is for speakers to make comments about their own speech. The
word of the year is a word for talking about words, making it a
very wordy word indeed.”
Fill in the blank.
magazines were magazines published
in North America in the 1930s to 1960s
that featured photographs of attractive,
muscular young men in athletic poses.
While their primary market was gay
men, until the 1960s, they were typically
presented as being magazines dedicated
to encouraging fitness and health - the
models were often shown
________ _______ (Latin) is an alchemical term for
the process of creating the philosopher's stone. It has
been used to describe personal and spiritual
transmutation in the Hermetic tradition, attached to
laboratory processes and chemical color changes, used
as a model for the individuation process, and as a
device in art and literature.
What is the term?
A _______ _______ company is a development stage
company that has no specific business plan or purpose
or has indicated its business plan is to engage in a
merger/acquisition with an unidentified company or
companies, other entity, or person.
These companies typically involve speculative
investments and often fall within the SEC’s definiton
of “penny stocks” or are considered “microcap
Fill in the blanks.
Songs sung by winners of Indian Idol.
Abhijeet Sawant – Indian Idol 1
Sreeram Chandra Mynampati –Indian Idol 5
The reference to sweat in the name of this beverage tends to
have a humorous connotation for native English speakers.
However, the name was chosen originally for the purpose of
marketing the product as a sports drink in Japan, where people
generally do not mentally translate names appearing in English
and are not bothered by the connotation.
It was largely derived from the notion of what it is intended to
supply to the drinker: all of the nutrients and electrolytes lost
when sweating. The first part of the name, does not have any
meaning; the word was coined for its light, bright sound.
Which product (two word) is being referring to?
Sebastian Vettel’s F1 Car Names.
This year it is Hungry Heidi.
_________ fault tolerance is a sub-field of fault
tolerance research where the objective is to be able to
defend against failures, in which components of a
system fail in arbitrary ways (i.e., not just by stopping
or crashing but by processing requests incorrectly,
corrupting their local state, and/or producing incorrect
or inconsistent outputs.). Correctly functioning
components will be able to correctly provide the
system’s service assuming there are not too many faulty
Fill in the blank.
Byzantine Fault Tolerance.
Historical reference - The Byzantine State
experienced frequent treachery among the high levels
of its administration.
This Russian word was first used to describe the
Tsarist attacks on the Jews in 1881 in Russia. In 1938,
Hitler ordered a general ‘one of these’ in Germany
wherein all synagogues were destroyed and nearly all
Jewish shops and homes, hospitals and children’s
During the subsequent war Jews of central Europe
were systematically exterminated in cold blood by the
First Manchester United XI managed by Sir Alex
Also called the Hemingway or the Hemingway
Champagne, this is a cocktail made up of absinthe and
Champagne invented by Ernest Hemingway.
The cocktail shares a name with a Hemingway book,
and the recipe was published in a 1935 cocktail book
with contributions from famous authors.
It could also be a condition which occurs after
consuming an Andhra Meals heavy lunch.
The man initially chosen for this role was Vijendra Ghatge, an
established character actor in Hindi cinema, who had also
earned recognition as Vrushbhaan in Buniyaad.
But Ghatge turned the role down on learning that it would
require him to play an elderly figure for a large portion of onscreen time. Also, Buniyaad’s schedule was clashing with this
show, and so the Chopras thought it wise to replace Ghatge.
“Stature-wise, jo usko costume aaye, woh isko fit aa gaye”, was
Who eventually played the role in question?
Current Affairs :
This reclusive author has sued a literary agent, claiming that he
tricked the ageing writer into assigning him copyright on the
The move marks a rare step into the spotlight for the author,
who is known for keeping a low profile for such a household
name, living quietly in a tiny town in the deep south of
America and eschewing almost all media requests.
Author in question?
This disinfectant was used in the 1920s as a vaginal
douching product, suggesting it prevented infection
and odor. It was also peddled as birth control before
being marketed in its present role as a household
cleaner. Deaths due to it got the attention of
playwright Tennessee Williams who wrote two plays
in which characters choose it to end their lives.
In this year's National Awards, the award for best
cinematography was won by Sudheer Palsane for a film
named "KO:YAD". The language in which the film
was made is not a commonly known Indian language.
It is also known as Plains Miri/Takam, and is a TibetoBurman language. There are over 500,000 speakers of
it who inhabit around 10 districts of Assam.
What language is this?
A _________ fan works differently than conventional
fans. It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to draw in air
and amplify it up to 18 times, producing an
uninterrupted stream of smooth air. With no blades or
grille, the fan is safe, easy to clean and doesn't cause
FITB and where in TV popular culture would you have
The first attempt at transcribing the Algonquian
words for a tribal leader came out as
cawcawwassoughes. Realizing that this was not
remotely satisfactory it was modified to a still
somewhat hopeful coucorouse. It took a later
generation to simplify it further to the form we
What's the good word?
According to an August 2009 New York Times article,
this modern-day popular expression came from the
late-90’s Japanese video game Blazing Star. The game
was notorious for its fractured English.
Specifically, the expression came from a mangled
translation – “You _____ it, your skill is not good
enough, see you next time, bye-bye!”
Early settlers in the United States faced many dangers
like forest fires, so the settlers adopted a practice to
prevent these fires which gave rise to a popular phrase
and a combat strategy.
There were also times when things got out of hand and
the strategy mentioned above failed; which again gave
rise to another quite popular term/phrase.
“X to Y" is an American English idiom conveying the
meaning of "from beginning to end". It is derived from
the description of a full course dinner, in which
courses progress from X to a dessert of Y.
It is comparable to expressions in other languages,
such as the Latin phrase ab ovo usque ad mala ("from
the egg to the apples"), describing the typical Roman
As part of a welfare scheme, the UP government
headed by Akhilesh Yadav donated about 10,000 HP
G4 laptops to deserving students on Monday, but the
students were in for a shock when the system crashed
when a basic function was performed.
Vishnu Mohan, the marketing manager of UP
Electronic Corporation Ltd had said that they had
included a manual which clearly stated that the laptop
should not be tampered with, but he had been
receiving many complaints with the same problem.
What was the basic function which had caused the
laptops to crash?
In 1985, the paleontologists who had the task of
naming a 15 million old, 30 foot long snake fossil, with
large pointed teeth reasoned the choice of name was
because it was found on an X or small hill, but the real
reason behind the naming of such a creature says
Australian paleontologist John Scanlon was because
everyone who had a pet snake would most probably
call it X.
Years of unearthing new fossils has rendered this
naming redundant and now the fossil snake is
reclassified and is not longer called X. What was the
name of this fossil?
Complying with Indian Law the real name of the
victim of the Delhi Gang rape was not revelead
and hence the media used various pseudonyms
to refer to the victim like Jagruti meaning
awareness, Nirbhaya (fearless one) and Delhi
Braveheart. Another name used by media was in
reference to a 1993 film which dealt with how
woman fights for justice.
Name the film.
Camille Claudel was a French Sculptor who was madly
in love with the famous sculptor Augste Rodin, but
their love didn’t materialize due to his long term
commitment to his model Rose Beuret.
Claudel was torn apart by jealousy and turned her
attention to this sculpture (pictured next slide) on
which she worked seven days of her week; taking
inspiration from her own life and a classical work from
the 4th century AD in which the protagonist forgets
his beloved. Name the sculpture.
Kalidasa’s plays were quite popular during the
time and were translated into English,German
and French; in addition to being adapted to
The speaker is a Sankar/K.C.Sivasankaran
“My father had told my mother to put us in a corporation
school so that we did not remain idle. Corporation schools did
not charge any fee. So she took me and my younger brother to
the corporation school in Broadway. There, as a test, we were
asked to write the sentence, George V is our King. I wrote it
immediately. I had beautiful handwriting. I was admitted to the
fifth standard and my brother to the third standard. Because of
my handwriting, the teachers always made me write the daily
proverb on the notice board — this went on till high school.”
What is his claim to fame?
He started drawing for Chandamama in 1951
and has been cartooning for them till date (2011,
as per the latest news report I could gather) !
Computing can be as much combat as collaboration between
people and machines, and the ___________ problem is a
Entirely innocent words can fall victim to machine filth-filters
thanks to unfortunate sequences of letters within them – and,
in ___________’s case, it's the second to fifth letters that
create the difficulty. The effect was labelled in honour of the
town in 1996, when AOL temporarily prevented any
___________ residents from creating user accounts; but those
who live in Penistone, South Yorkshire – or people with
surnames like Cockburn – may be equally familiar with
algorithms' censorious tendencies.
This Tartan has a particular
name. It is officially
registered on the Scottish
Register of Tartans.
The design is based on the
traditional colours of the
entity in question - orange
and navy blue - together
with the green and yellow of
the country to which the
What is the name of the