I _________ you this question

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.
Question 1
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.
Id X.
Question 2
“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?
Question 3
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.
Question 4
U.S.   World
#1      B
#2      _ _
#2½   F
#3      H
#4      2H
The one left blank is a giveaway.What common item can be bought in these varieties?
Question 5
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?
Question 6
Ape hanger
Types of what?

Lucky Dog

  1. Inspiration for the dog in the painting,”His Master’s Voice.”
  2. First dog to travel to both south and north poles.
  3. Eddie on Frasier
  4. Gene Hackman’s pet in Crimson Tide
  5. Stanley Ipkiss’s pet in The Mask
  6. 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.

Which breed?

Apologies for any Inconveniencies

“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?

Repetition Mutation

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. The lyrics are samples from a song of the same name by “The Doors”.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Keeping It Sharp

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.


Suck on this!

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.

Good News Everyone!

Mods are awesome!!!

Skyrim being a sandbox game,allows a lot of freedom when it comes to user created content. Not surprisingly a new mod comes up quite frequently which allow you to change the game content and experience. But this mod concerns itself with an something that feels rather….left out.

There are these crabs that roam around all bodies of water. These critters are quite harmless and don’t really feature on top of the enemy list. However after putting this mod they may become the funniest as it makes them look like a certain Jewish alien doctor that claims to have a degree  in art history.

What does this mod do?

Random question referencing Watchmen

The movie Watchmen shows Neil Armstrong saying, “_ _ _ _!“

This comment was made by Neil Armstrong before reentering the lunar module .No such guy existed in US or Soviet Space program so he remained enigmatic until Mr. Armstrong finally responded 26 years later when the guy referenced in the quote had died.

Once as a kid, he was playing baseball. His brother hit the ball and it fell in front of his neighbor’s bedroom window. As he leaned down to pick up the ball he could hear _ shouting to her husband “Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You’ll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon.”

Actually this entire account is fake . Its just a well known urban legend.

Fill up the blanks

Treasure Map?

The X are a collection of 972 texts discovered between 1946 and 1956 that consist of biblical manuscripts from what is now known as the Hebrew Bible and extra-biblical documents. They were discovered in a series of twelve caves around the site known as Wadi Qumran near what is now the West Bank, between 1946 and 1956 by the Bedouin people and archaeologists. The texts themselves comprise of a variety of religious documents written in Aramaic, Greek and Hebrew and date from 250 BCE to 68 AD. Almost all of the Hebrew Bible is represented in the X as they include fragments from every book of the Old Testament except for the Book of Esther. One of the most intriguing manuscripts however is the Copper Scroll, a sort of ancient treasure map that lists dozens of gold and silver caches. While the other texts are written in ink on parchment or animal skins, this curious document features Hebrew and Greek letters chiseled onto metal sheets—perhaps, as some have theorized, to better withstand the passage of time.

What are we talking about here?

Engineered Fanatics

Recently our prestigious college came under the light for some pretty weird reasons, specifically a certain civil engineer that was involved in an attempted breakout from a certain prison. Still I believe there is no such thing as bad publicity. However there is another civil engineer turned terrorist that is much more widely known throughout the world. He remained in hiding for quite some time even though the search effort carried out for him unprecedented. Fittingly, Encyclopedia Dramatica described him as the worldwide reigning champion of hide and seek.A book called “Where’s ___ _____? “parodying the “Where’s Wally” series shows him hiding in plain sight in tow with a lot of comic parodies.In Planet Terror though, he was supposed to have been found and killed by the character played by Bruce Willis.

Who are we talking about here?

Valentine’s Day Post

A was written by B where he explores the nature of love through thought experiments. In this he categorized love in four categories based in part on the four Greek words for love.

C stood for affection, fondness through familiarity among, say family members.

D stood for friendship.

E stood for romance. This was not so much about sexuality as it was about having an emotional connection with the other person.

F stood for unconditional love. It can also be seen as charity as its essence is self sacrifice.

Answer everything.

Golfing Blues

From an old well known joke.

Back at the nineteenth, in a vile mood, he delivered his bitter tale of woe.

“Nothing could stop me winning. I had a putt of about eleven inches, hardly more than a tap-in, to clinch it. The green was dead flat, perfectly true, a real billiard table. Not a breath of wind.

“My ball was heading for the cup, on rails. Then a raven swooped down, snatched it up, and circled the flag stick, twice. The raven then passed the ball to a vulture, which flapped over to Paradise Brook, opened its talons and ………splash. End of story.”

St. Peter sighed deeply and vowed, “Last time I play X.”

Id X.

Hobo with a X

In last year’s SXSW conference a certain advertisement company hired 13 homeless persons. They were each given some electronic devices and a certain job. With 20$ upfront and guaranteed a total of at least 50$ with a chance to make even more money in the form of tips, they provided a free service but donation was encouraged through a PayPal service. The service provided by these people was thought to lighten the load from the existing infrastructure provided for the conference as well as donating money to charity and encouraging people to interact with homeless persons.

However this got a lot of backlash as people thought it was exploiting the homeless. The event organizers also distanced themselves from this scheme. Many people looked at it as the internet era equivalent of people wearing signboards in front of shops.

What service was provided by these people?

(People from NITK will realize how this situation is somehow the opposite of what is faced by them on a daily basis for certain amenities that should have been much more easily accessible)