Who’s idiosyncratic vocabulary? Plenty of clues.
- Children were referred to as epsilons (because in mathematics, particularly calculus, an arbitrarily small positive quantity is commonly denoted by the Greek letter (ε))
- Women were “bosses”
- Men were “slaves”
- People who stopped doing mathematics had “died”
- People who physically died had “left”
- Alcoholic drinks were “poison”
- Music was “noise”
- People who had married were “captured”
- People who had divorced were “liberated”
- To give a mathematical lecture was “to preach”
- To give an oral exam to a student was “to torture” him/her.
- This person also gave names to countries – USA was samland, Israel was isreal, Soviet Union was joedem – named after Stalin.
X is a public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia to promote rail safety. The campaign went viral through sharing and social media starting in November 2012, getting almost 20 million views around the world in the first week.
It’s being hailed as one of the most innovative and effective safety awareness campaigns – very effective on kids especially – and it’s been winning some big awards at the Webbys and the Cannes Lions.
It is now in the form of numerous apps, a Tumblr, and a karaoke video.
Connect – Bob Barker, Steve Irwin, Sam Simon, and Brigette Bardot.
Hint – A TV show in 2008 called Whale Wars bought the connect answer much publicity.
X (1638–1715) was a monk and cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers. He pioneered a number of winemaking techniques: being the first to blend grapes in such a way as to improve the quality of wines, balance one element with another in order to make a better whole, and deal with a number of their imperfections, in 1670; perfecting the art of producing clear white wines from black grapes by clever manipulation of the presses; enhancing the tendency of Champagne wines to retain their natural sugar in order to naturally induce secondary fermentation in the Spring; being a master at deciding when to bottle these wines in order to capture the bubble. He also introduced corks (instead of wood), which were fastened to bottles with hemp string soaked in oil in order to keep the wines fresh and sparkling, and used thicker glass in order to strengthen the bottles (which were prone to explode at that time). The development of sparkling wines as the main style of production in Champagne occurred progressively in the 19th century, over one century after X’s death.
In recognition of X, a brand of the same name which produces vintage champagne exists, which is currently owned by LVMH.
This eminent personality in the world of journalism, entered almost a 100 editions of the New Yorker Caption Contest, and finally won – much to the delight of his admirers. Which great man?
HUGE title hint.
Id the graphic designer who’s signature is very punny indeed. 😀 He was recently honoured with a Google doodle. 🙂
XY got the nickname “X” (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?
Pictures of 3 tennis stars are given below. Id all three – which is the super easy part. Also tell me, what name is given to the trio given that they all burst onto the tennis scene with a splash in the 1970s?
Try to get creative – very gettable answer!
For such a colloquial word, X actually has a very learned past. Samuel Johnson, the compiler of England’s first proper dictionary, claims the word comes from the Latin phrase non compos mentis (“not of right mind”), and was originally a legal term.
The origin of which known insult, not popularly used today.
Full list has 32. Where would you famously find these names?
Who is Tom Hanks portraying in this picture?
Guy Fawkes Mask. Black Dot. Two pink rectangles.
Sitter max. Connect please. 🙂
Where would you find all this?
The lower section of text gives these proportions:
- the length of the outspread arms is equal to the height of a man
- from the hairline to the bottom of the chin is one-tenth of the height of a man
- from below the chin to the top of the head is one-eighth of the height of a man
- from above the chest to the top of the head is one-sixth of the height of a man
- from above the chest to the hairline is one-seventh of the height of a man.
- the maximum width of the shoulders is a quarter of the height of a man.
- from the breasts to the top of the head is a quarter of the height of a man.
- the distance from the elbow to the tip of the hand is a quarter of the height of a man.
- the distance from the elbow to the armpit is one-eighth of the height of a man.
- the length of the hand is one-tenth of the height of a man.
Russell Belk argues that, like a religion, the Cult of X is a belief system that helps its followers understand technology and the world.The attitude of Y sympathizers and fans is viewed by many as being “cult-like”.
According to neurological research cited by the BBC on their “Secrets of the Superbrands” documentary, the response from the brain of an Y enthusiast when viewing the brand-related symbols and imagery is similar to the one of a religious devotee when exposed to religious symbols and images
Y co-founder ________ is compared to a god figure and savior, and his life story is said to resemble Joseph Campbell’s heroic adventure myths. ________ was often viewed as a saintly figure to X users.
Psychologist Dave Levine argues that the X community has a religious feeling, providing a sense of community and common heritage for those who have rejected religion. X users are frequently known to use religious language in describing X. Terms such as “evangelism”, “persecution” and “martyrdom” are used. Many users view their devotion as a battle between good versus evil, with evil frequently being Z.
Sitter. Put X,Y and Z.