Of Dislocated Jaws and Elongated Necks

We’ve all seen them-a towering, multilayered sandwich made of lots of cold cuts, cheeses and vegetables (and an olive on a toothpick somehow holding the ludicrous thing together)- and drooled over them. Its very hard not to.
Everyone from Garfield to Shaggy and Scooby have been seen making and devouring them in one gulp. But they are named after another fictional character-the husband of the protagonist(?) of the eponymous newspaper strip from the 30’s.
What are they called?

Chain Reaction

Frisky Dingo was laden with references from everywhere. An example:
X-tacle #1: So…who’s read Flowers for A?
Nearl: Ken!
X-tacle #2: Oooh, about the kid with all the chains, and the
goggles, and at the end he gets killed with a shotgun?
X-tacles #2, #3, #4: Boosh
X-tacle #1: That’s “B”.
Xtacles #2, #3, #4: Hollywood
Squares!
X-tacle #1: That’s C.
X-tacle #2: Brother of Menelaus!
X-tacle #1: Damn it, that’s D!

Supply A,B,C,D.

Chemical X

XY got the nickname ‚ÄúX‚ÄĚ (real name: Eric) when his high school soccer teammates suggested his spiky haircut looked like AstroTurf. Now 42, he has a shoulder-length ponytail, a salt-and-pepper goatee, and a remarkable, intellectual pedigree. Both of his grandfathers won Nobel prizes. His maternal grandfather, Gerard Debreu, was an economist; his paternal grandfather, the famed and controversial physicist Edward Y, worked on the Manhattan Project and is considered the father of the atomic bomb (as well as a model for Dr. Strangelove).

XY was proposing that Z buy Makani Power, a startup that develops wind turbines mounted on unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft tethered to the ground like a kite.

Z has also bought out – reCAPTCHA, BumpTop, Zagat, amongs at least 100 more companies.

What is XY the head of at Z?

With this stud-like family, and amazing qualifications of his own – who is XY?

Hot Brakes?

Junior Johnson was a pioneer in his own right during his run in NASCAR. He discovered drafting as a strategy to reduce drag drastically, for one.
Another innovation was brought on by his friend in the aerospace industry, who wanted him to try out a new material. Amazed by its light weight and strength and because of the rules of NASCAR, he was using it in the late 60’s before anyone else.However NASCAR banned its use when they saw his brake discs glowing red from use, thinking it would cause a tire fire.
What material?

Apply Water On Burnt Area

For such a colloquial word, X actually has a very learned past. Samuel Johnson, the compiler of England‚Äôs first proper dictionary, claims the word comes from the Latin phrase non compos mentis (‚Äúnot of right mind‚ÄĚ), and was originally a legal term.

The origin of which known insult, not popularly used today.

Six Degrees

A published more than 1525 mathematical papers in his life. His friends honored his work with the idea of AX, which works on the same principle of six degrees of separation.
There also exists a BX, which honors the prolific actor B. Consequently there is ABX. Natalie Portman and Richard Feynman, both have an ABX of 6.
There is also CX which concerns musicians. Stephen Hawking is the only person to have a single figure ABCX.
Who are A,B and C?

Stupid Connect.

1.

X is an island in the Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 km (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks.

It is a major international tourist destination and is frequented by many celebrities as a honeymoon destination.

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2.

In the¬†New Testament,¬†Jesus¬†prophesied the betrayal by¬†Peter: “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, Peter, before ___ _______ _____ _____, you will deny three times that you know me.'” (Luke¬†22:34) Thus it happened (Luke¬†22:61), and Peter cried bitterly. This made the X a symbol for both vigilance and betrayal. It serves as a tangible vessel of Christ for some as in the gospel of Matthew, Mark and Luke in the New Testament with Christ speaking through the X. In the sixth century,¬†Pope Gregory I declared the X the emblem of Christianity. This has led to the presence of something on the top of church steeples. What?

Erm….The scientific name of the answer goes into the connect.

3.
X is a Dutch manufacturer of automotive navigation systems, including both stand-alone units and software for personal digital assistants and mobile telephones. It is the leading manufacturer of navigation systems in Europe. It was a follow-up of Palmtop Software.
On June 11, 2012, at an event for¬†Apple’s¬†iOS¬†6 preview, X was announced as the main mapping data provider for Apple’s revamped¬†iOS¬†6 “Maps” app replacing long time provider¬†Google Maps.
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4.
X is a 1977 American¬†musical-drama film¬†directed by¬†Martin Scorsese. It is a musical tribute, featuring new songs by¬†John Kander¬†and¬†Fred Ebb¬†as well as standards, to Scorsese’s home town.
In 1979, the theme song from the movie was recorded by Frank Sinatra, for his album Trilogy: Past Present Future , and has since become closely associated with him. The song has been embraced as a celebration of the city, and is often heard at social events and in works that revolve around it.
5.
X refers to any of several types of sweets, especially small candies enrobed in chocolate.
The first reports of Xs come from the 17th century, when they were made at the French royal court. Their name arose from infantile¬†reduplication¬†of the French word for meaning ‘good’. In modern French and several other European languages, the term simply refers to any type of candy or small confection.
This sweet inspired¬†Johann Strauss II¬†to compose a waltz named “Wiener Xs”.
6.
Ferrari launched its replacement for the Enzo this year in the Geneva motor show. It has a naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 along with a KERS system (first for any road going Ferrari). The mid-mounted, direct injection ¬†engine is an evolution of the F12Berlinetta’s unit, and is hooked up to a dual-clutch gearbox and electric motor charging¬† a 120-cell, 60kg lithium ion battery pack. The V12 spins to 9250rpm and produces 790bhp; the electric motor adds the equivalent of another 160bhp making it a total of 950bhp and 663lb/ft of torque in a car that weighs around 1300kg dry (roughly the same as the Enzo).
What is it called?
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Buzz Inyourear

G is a person who upsets the status quo by posing upsetting or novel questions, or just being an irritant. In his¬†defense¬†while on trial for his life, S pointed out the high cost to society of silencing individuals who were irritating- “If you kill a man like me, you will injure yourselves more than you will injure me,” because his role was that of G, “to sting people and whip them into a fury, all in the service of truth.”

G also appears in Greek mythology as a tormentor to I. Z lusts after I and turns her into a white heifer to hide her from his jealous wife. She is not fooled, and demands her as a gift from Z. She then sends K, the 100-eyed monster to guard her. H, on Z’s orders, kills K. When she finds out that K has been killed, causing I to become loose, she sends the G to torment and sting I, forcing her to wander far away from home.

The G also plays a role in the myth of how B loses P while riding it to the top of Mt. Olympus. Z is enraged by the human’s attempt to ascend to the home of the gods. He sends G to sting P, who is startled and he rears backward. B loses his grip and falls back to Earth. His life is spared, but he becomes blind and wanders the earth until he dies, being hated by both men and gods. He never finds P again.

Erm…G,S,I,Z,K,B and P please.