The name of the company X basically refers to
a position in the game Y when a group of
stones is imminently in danger of being taken
by one's opponent.
Back in the year 2008 , Paramount Pictures
bought the rights to make a movie on X's
founder's life , starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
However , due to Steve Jobs' death , the focus
got shifted and the movie was never made.
X was founded in 1927 when the founder along
with his wife opened a root beer stand in
The founder was convinced that in the humid
summer in the city , the residents needed a
place to get a cool drink.
We know X in a completely different field now,
the first of which came into existence in 1957.
The origin of the term lies in the measurement
used in early 35 mm silent movies. Film was
expensive and was measured by length in
cutting rooms. 16 frames (4-perf film format) of
35 mm film roughly represented 1 second of a
silent movie—so its length made for a natural
unit of measure for film.
The term then became used figuratively to
describe moving image material of any kind.
X was invented in 1818 by William Staub and
was used to punish and reform prisoners in
England. It required the prisoner to continually
step upwards upon a rotating wooden cylinder
for about 6-10 hours a day. As the wheels
turned , the gears were used to pump water or
However , the device was later abandoned for
is a 1986 American
science fiction action
horror comedy film
written and directed
The screenplay was
inspired by and
loosely based on a
short story "Trucks“.
The director himself
X is a equestrian event consisting of Speed
pattern racing and also a number of timed
speed events such as barrel racing, pole
bending, keyhole race and key race.
It also shares its name with an Indian term
which originally referred to a “Place of
assembly”, afterwards it changed track to a
place where skill based contests were held .
Funnily enough, its modern meaning means
“Place of assembly of Gentlemen”.
What is the implication of these together ,
that is of much relevance to us?
“ When they called me up and said would I be
interested in being in the X films, they didn't say
what part . I worked out what they were thinking
and I couldn't . I couldn't take over the part from
an actor who I'd known didn't approve of me” ,
said Y on being asked why he turned down
playing Z in the X flims.
X – Harry Potter
Y – Ian Mckellen
Originally formulated by General Foods
Corporation food scientist William A. Mitchell in
1957, X was first marketed in powdered form in
X brand is owned by Mondelēz International.
Sales of X were poor until NASA used it on
John Glenn's Mercury flight in February 1962,
and subsequent Gemini missions. Since then, it
was closely associated with the U.S. manned
spaceflight program, leading to the
misconception X was invented for the space
The company X might face a ban in Hungary
because of its logo which , according to
country's government , is a totalitarian symbol
related to the years of Nazi occupation.
“ It is a "moral obligation" to ban the
commercial use of symbols such as the
swastika, arrow cross, hammer and sickle, and
the ______ , which obviously has a political
content” said Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt
Id X .
Back in the 14th Century, X were the backbone
of the agriculture industry. That is to say, they
were the guys who worked on farms.
The word X is an old French word that traces
it’s etymological roots to the word Y, which was
Latin for “country house”.
Over a period of time, the meaning of the word
X gradually changed. Farm workers were
generally poor peasants. Peasants, because
they were poor, were deemed untrustworthy
and suspicious. At that time, it was believed
His name is Captain
Charles X , an
English land agent. In
the year 1880, when
the poor harvests
struck, he took the
side of the land lords ,
snubbing even the
tenants from his own
community. This led
to his expulsion from
The Montevideo convention of 1993 was a
united nations conference. The most
prominent feature of the conference was
the introduction of the declarative
theory. Many people have since then
made use of this theory. While most
have been to fulfil personal ambitions
such Vít Jedlickaand of Liberland and Roy
Bates of Sealand. Jeremiah Heaton of the
Kingdom of North Sudan did this to fulfil
his daughter's wish. What is the
declarative theory concerned with and
what did these men do ?
• Eroom's law refers to the observation that drug
discovery is becoming slower and more expensive over
time, despite improvements in technology, a trend first
observed in the 1980s. Why has it been named so ?
• At the global citizen festival, Narendra Modi gave a speech. Following is
an excerpt from the same :
Come mothers and fathers, throughout the land.
And don't criticise, what you can't understand.
Your sons and your daughters, are beyond your command.
Your old road is rapidly again
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand,
• FITB with a famous song title which along with the artist was much in
vogue in October 2016.
• The Shweth Ashwa for the first time in many years
changed their vehicle of choice to TVS Apache RTR 180
from a Royal Enfield though it did not change their
splendor. The vehicle chosen has to be extremely stable
with good speed and control for them to be able to
complete their task. Who are the Shweth Ashwa ?
• Ralf Beker is a digital imaging expert with the Bavarian
criminal office. In 2016, he used his expertise to create
VR models of a certain area. These models had to be
made using only the building blueprints as many a
records had been hastily burnt by the perpetrators in
order to prevent persecution. His models have helped
reinitiate an extremely famous series of trials after 71
years as witness accounts based on it are now accepted
by courts. What trials have been reignited by his work
and what building(s) did he model ?
• Richard from Louisiana was shocked on seeing the size of
a check being handed over to the winners of a
tournament and thought that this was the best way out
of poverty. He then wrote a 78 page plan using only what
he had read in books and seen in videos, brought a
shopping cart full of balls and started coaching his two
pupils. They would go on to become historical figures in
sports. Who are the famous pupils of Richard ?
• Oscar Gutierrez was born in Chula Vista, California,
though people usually associate him with San Diego,
California. Such false info is common in his field. Unlike
what most of us might feel in such a situation though, he
is proud of the wrongful association and wears it like a
badge. How do we better know Oscar Gutierrez (another
false info) and how does he put San Diego into
prominence with every new height he touches in his field
• Nuclear Incidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima
leave the land around unusable for agricultural purposes.
Such land causes great damage to economy and
rehabilitation chances owing to the presence of toxins
and heavy metals in the soil. A natural and organic
strategy to rid the soil of toxins, first tried in Chernobyl in
2009 yielded positive results. Rumors of a similar
attempt in Fukushima in 2015 caught even more
attention. How did the scientists plan on setting the
fertility levels high ?
• In November 2010, Apple was attacked by the Yes Men,
an activist NGO specializing in high publicity pranks
against corporations believed to be "operating
unethically". The Yes Men constructed an identical Apple
website and launched the iPhone 4 CF, similar to the
original iPhone with an internally significant difference.
This soon moved from a prank to reality as companies
such as Intel started integrating this into their supply
chains and marking products as CF. What does CF stand
for or what part of their supply chain did intel have to
modify to be able to rate products CF.
• NanoRacks was founded in 2009 by Jeffrey Manber, Mike
Johnson and Charles Miller. The company had a revenue
of more than 3 million dollars in 2012 following which
they collaborated with many major players to further
increase their footprint in the relatively unexplored
territory. They have 5 office locations. However, a google
maps search will reveal only 4 of these locations. Why ?
• DeBeer’s famous ad campaigns elevated diamonds to the
stature of the official initiator of new love relationships.
However, a swiss company ,Algordanza ,is giving them a
similar status in the cycle of love relationships although
at the other extreme as DeBeer’s.
• How are Algordanza diamonds different from other
commercial diamonds ?
• "They didn’t sign a pact, but what they did is, they talked
amongst themselves, talked about the burden they’ve
had in the background of their lives, and decided that
none of them would marry, none of them would have
children. And that’s… a pact they’ve kept to this day"
• This was said by David Gardner, author of the book, "the
last of X", with regards to a famous urban myth about a
certain pact signed by the Stuart Houston brothers. What
is the more famous surname that the Stuart Houston
brothers chose to hide, or give me X.
The verb X was coined in the aftermath of the 2006 IAU decision. In
January 2007, the American Dialect Society chose X as its 2006 Word of
the Year, defining X as "to demote or devalue someone or something, as
happened to X". Society president Cleveland Evans stated the reason for
the organization's selection : "Our members believe the great emotional
reaction of the public to the demotion of X shows its importance as a
name. We may no longer believe in the Roman god , but we still have a
sense of connection with X". What is X ?
• These shadows can be
found in some places in X.
However, the weird part is
that these remain as is even
if there is no light and if
there is no one standing in
front. Their formation can
be attributed to effects
exactly inverse to how a
sunscreen blocks the sun’s
rays from reaching the
underlying skin. Give me X,
and what are these called ?