Hold on to your short attention spans. This is gonna be a lot of reading.
The answers of all these questions are connected. Give the connection too.
Dr. X is a fictional character introduced in a series of novels by British author Sax Rohmer. It was also featured extensively in cinema, television, radio, comic strips and comic books for over 90 years, and has become an archetype of the evil criminal genius. It became a stereotype often associated with the Yellow Peril and has inspired numerous other characters like Ming the Merciless, Dr. No, Dr. Zin from the Jonny Quest, Dr. Yen-Lo from The Manchurian Candidate, Lo-Pan from Big Trouble in Little China, Marvel Comics foe the Mandarin, DC Comics’ Rā’s al Ghūl.
“I told you ’bout the X and me, man
You know that we’re as close as can be, man
Well, here’s another clue for you all;
The X was Paul”!
— The Beatles, “Glass Onion”
Glass Onion consists almost entirely of cryptic shout outs to the group’s earlier songs.
John Lennon was so fed up with fans trying to find hidden allusions in their songs that he decided to write a completely nonsensical one. Lennon allegedly said, “Let’s see the fuckers figure that one out” after finishing it. Which, in an ironic twist, was still searched for “clues“.
What is X in the lyrics?
When kept as a talisman, a X is said to bring good luck. Many believe that to hang it with the ends pointing upwards is good luck as it acts as a storage container of sorts for any good luck that happens to be floating by, whereas to hang it with the ends pointing down, is bad luck as all the good luck will fall out. Others believe that it should be hung the other way, as it will then release its luck to the people around it.
A stylized variation of the X is used for a popular throwing game, Xs.
Superstitious sailors believe nailing a X to the mast will help their vessel avoid storms.
It also lends its name to a species of crabs.
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The one left blank is a giveaway.What common item can be bought in these varieties?
William Addis of England is believed to have produced the first mass-produced X in 1780.In 1770 he had been jailed for causing a riot; while in prison he took a small animal bone, drilled small holes in it, obtained some bristles from a guard, tied them in tufts, passed the tufts through the holes on the bone, and glued them. He soon became very rich. He died in 1808, and left the business to his eldest son, also called William; the company continues to this day under the name of Wisdom Xs. Pig hair was used for cheaper Xs, and badger hair for the more expensive ones.
What common item’s origin has been described above?
Types of what?
Connect the two pictures.
- Inspiration for the dog in the painting,”His Master’s Voice.”
- First dog to travel to both south and north poles.
- Eddie on Frasier
- Gene Hackman’s pet in Crimson Tide
- Stanley Ipkiss’s pet in The Mask
- Jack(the dog) in The Artist
All these dogs belong to the same breed which is considered to be among the most intelligent breeds of dog.
“Manners are their own reward”
Bossk, gentleman bounty hunter
Kappa is a water monster found in Japanese folklore which may be based on the giant salamander. Their pranks range from loudly passing gas , to drowning people and animals, kidnapping children, and raping women. There is an indentation on the top of their head that holds water which is regarded as the source of their power. This cavity must be full whenever a kappa is away from the water; if it spills, the kappa will be unable to move, and may even die.
Kuchisake-onna (Slit-Mouthed Woman) is another such figure. She is a woman who is mutilated by a jealous husband and returns as a malicious spirit. Children walking alone at night may encounter a woman wearing a surgical mask, which will then stop the child and ask, “Am I beautiful?” If the child answers no, the child is killed with a pair of scissors. If the child answers yes, the woman pulls away the mask, revealing that her mouth is slit from ear to ear, and asks “How about now?”. If the child answers no, he/she will be cut in half. If the child answers yes, then she will slit his/her mouth like hers.
However there is a method of escaping them which reflects the great sense of politeness present in Japanese culture.
What are these methods?
Pretty much all the lyrics in the songs by this artist are a single sentence (or two) that are repeated over and over with added music and sound effects. Some examples:
- The only lyrics are a voice sample of are a sample of Angela Bassett’s voice from the film Strange Days at the 1:39:08 mark.
- The only lyrics are a voice sample by Lord Finesse. Lord Finesse (a hip hop artist and producer, from The Bronx, New York, best known as the leader of the D.I.T.C. rap crew).
- The lyrics are samples from a song of the same name by “The Doors”.
- The chorus of the song is homage to a Black Sheep song, which features a similar chorus. The line “Walk without rhythm/and it won’t attract the worm…” refers to the science fiction novel Dune.
- The vocal contains samples from a 1974 sermon by Reverend W. Leo Daniels called “The Answer to Watergate”. Daniels, the then-pastor of the Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church of Houston, Texas, had eleven albums released by Jewel Records on its “Jewel Devotional Series”.
Identify the artist and the songs.
When the first atom was split during the early days of Manhattan project, the safety of all the people involved somehow rested on the shoulders of a professional woodsman. Specifically his axe. He was asked to swiftly cut a rope when hollered. To the other end of the rope was a cadmium strip with a lead weight attached at the bottom.
The woodsman was asked to cut the rope asap when he heard the word _____.Doing this would drop the cadmium strip in place (the core of the reactor), ready to absorb the neutrons, and putting the reactor in a safe condition.
When asked what he word meant, Fermi replied ______ ___ ____ ___ ___.
Although the methods have changed and it’s done electronically now, the term has stuck. Fill in the blanks.
The title may be a bit misleading, but …….whatever.
This disease is widespread in most tropical and subtropical regions of the world and may actually be world’s no. 1 killer. But some Australian scientists may have finally come up with a cure. The microbe responsible for the disease lives in the red blood cells which are full of salt. Therefore it needs a system to get rid of it. The scientists attacked the molecular pump/the protein that makes the pump that filters the salt out of their bodies. The drug attacks the salt pump and disables it, causing the parasite to fill up with salt and die.The parasite evolves quickly and renders drugs ineffective. So its necessary to attack it at such a basic level. Current drugs combine older drugs together or are altered chemically. This approach is the newest in 20 years and might actually work.
The carrier – though having absolutely no purpose in ecology other than annoying us – is still going to be around.
The disease and the parasite if you will.