Winter QoTD #28(Random)

Final question of the winters.

X are fed a grain-heavy diet of fortified corn and soybeans to increase their size. A flock of approximately 80 birds, are randomly selected “at birth” from thousands and are trained to handle loud noises, flash photography and large crowds. From the flock of 80, the 20 largest and best-behaved are chosen and eventually narrowed down to two finalists, whose names are chosen by Y. These birds are prone to health problems associated with obesity such as heart disease, respiratory failure and joint damage. As a result of these factors, most of these birds have very short lives after _______, frequently dying within a year of ________.

Id X.

Hope you guys had as much fun answering the questions as I had in setting them. Greetings for the new year and the semester ahead!


Winter QoTD #27(Entertainment)

This outfit was first developed in sketches by Rodis-Jamero, assistant art director of visual effects for _______ and Aggie Guerard Rodgers. Rodgers said in 2006 that the costume’s design was inspired by the work of science fiction artist Frank Frazetta, saying “He really loved it. The fact that it is so sensual, I think is terrific.”Author Rikke Schubart wrote in 2007 that the final design was inspired by Fantastic Story Magazine‘s cover illustrator Earle K. Bergey drawings of ___________. The outfit is a type that can be traced to earlier films, such as The Desert Song from 1929, Yvonne De Carlo in Slave Girl, 1947, and Maria Montez adventure films from the 1940s.

Which outfit am I talking about?

Winter QoTD #26(History)

In 1928, X was the deputy collector of Y, a post from which he resigned after the riots. In X’s biography written by D.F. Karaka, it is mentioned,

‘I had received a notice from the commissioner saying that the collector of Panchmahals had asked for an inquiry into my part in the riots. The burden of the issue framed by the commissioner was that I was communal and that I supported the Hindus against the Muslims.’

In spite of a detailed reply, the British administration wanted X to be blamed for the disturbances at the door of the majority community. Unwilling to comply, X quit the service and joined the freedom struggle.

Id X and Y.

Winter QoTD #25(Technology)

In 1898, Charles Duell was appointed as __________, and held that post until 1901. In that role, he is famous for purportedly saying “Y” while offering his resignation in 1899. However, this has been debunked as apocryphal by librarian Samuel Sass who traced the quote back to a 1981 book titled “The Book of Facts and Fallacies” by Chris Morgan and David Langford. Dennis Crouch saw a correlation between the expression and a joke from a 1899 edition of Punch magazine.

In colloquy, a genius asked “isn’t there a clerk for this role?” A boy replied “Quite unnecessary, Sir. ‘Y’ ”

What is the expression Y?

Winter QoTD #24(India)

Since late 2015, cultural and political issues have strained relations between India and Nepal with anti-Indian sentiment growing amongst the government and people of Nepal. In his visit to Kathmandu in April 2016, President Pranab Mukherjee met with a broad spectrum of political and social figures and also announced 3000 scholarships for Nepalese students annually. Along with this, an unprecedented announcement was made which was well received by the Nepalese but had its fair share of criticism back home.

What did the President announce?

Winter QoTD #23(Literature)

X went to town
A-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni.
X keep it up,
X dandy,
Mind the music and the step,
And with the girls be handy.
Father and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Gooding,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.
And there we saw a thousand men
As rich as Squire David,
And what they wasted every day,
I wish it could be savéd.

Excerpts from which popular piece of writing?

Winter QoTD #22(Sports)

The exact nature of Sianis’ curse differs in various accounts of the incident. Supposedly placed on X in 1945 by tavern owner William Sianis, it lasted in a 71-year period from 1945 to 2016. Because the odour of his pet goat was bothering other fans, Sianis was asked to leave the home ground of  X during the 1945 season. Outraged, Sianis allegedly declared, “Them _______, they ain’t gonna win no more,” which had been interpreted to mean that either X would never win another National League pennant, or that they would never again win a World Series. X lost in the 1945 World Series , and did not win again until 2016.

Id X?