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The X is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere,
known colloquially as the pigeon hawk in North America. X ultimately
derives from Old Norse term smyril, which means falcon.The name X
is more well known to us as the name of a legendary character. His
name however, is derived from the name of the welsh bard Myrddin
Wyllt, which was then latinised.The author supposedly chose the form
________ rather than the regular Merdinus to avoid a resemblance to
the anglo norman word merde, which meant feces.
An alternative form of the name of the bird,Y, is mainly used to
describe a depiction of a similar sized bird in heraldry. However, the
word is more popular to us (albeit an unrelated etymology) in another
symbolic context, iconically symbolic of a particular country.
This the story behind the alternate name for a dish.
during the ParisWorld's fair in 1867, the chef of the
Grand Hôtel decided to create a "scientific dessert" by
using BenjaminThompson's discovery of the low
thermal conductivity of egg whites.Thompson lived in
Bavaria at the time, and as the chef thought Bavaria
was in this Scandinavian country , he decided to name
the dish as _________ _______.
FITB and give the more American name of this dish ,
which sounds like putting a very cold place in an oven.
The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by
some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth
from outer space. It is the experience of seeing firsthand the reality
of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny,
fragile ball of life, "hanging in the void", shielded and nourished by a
In 2018 the SpaceBuzz initiave was started, revealed on december
20 by astronaut André Kuipers. Spacebuzz aims to give childeren
an overview effect like experience using virtual reality. The idea is to
give childeren the same insight astronauts have when seeing planet
Earth from space.
What object from the literary universe, located on a far away planet,
originally invented in order to annoy the inventor’s wife, and having
only one known unscathed “survivor”, has strong parallels to what is
….since every piece of matter in the
Universe is in someway affected by every
other piece of matter in the Universe, it is
in theory possible to extrapolate the whole
of creation—every Galaxy, every sun,
every planet, their orbits, their
composition, and their economic and
social history from, say, one small piece of
After the Second SchleswigWar ended in
PrussianVictory, Prussian authorities moved
into Danish territory and instituted a slew of
new laws throughout the 1860s.
One of the new laws especially upset the
Danish farmers who retaliated through a
crafty program of crossbreeding, creating
this new breed of known Protestschwein, or
What law was this?
In 1704, Drury Lane theatre in London was hosting a
production of Appius andVirginia, by playwright John
Dennis. In the play Dennis needed to create the sound of X
and so came up with the idea to roll a cannonball along the
wooden gangplanks surrounding the upper part of the
theatre. Dennis’ play was soon canceled and Drury Lane
replaced it with a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
It was during one performance that Dennis, seated in the
audience, recognized a familiar sound. As X rolled around
the theatre, Dennis realized immediately that it was his
cannonball trick. Enraged, he stood up and shouted:
“Damn them!They will not let my play run, but they will _
my X!” Henceforth it became synonymous with plagiarizing
someone’s work or ideas.
Y was initially advertised as a drink for the whole
family and chose to go with tag-lines like “Happy days
are here again”.To help the brand transition into
something more “masculine”, Ramesh Chauhan
partnered with Ashok Kurien of Ambience
Advertising.The “Grow up toY” ad campaign was
the first to draw on its strong taste and positioned
Y as an “adult” drink that young consumers no doubt
found appealing. Encouraged by the positive
response, Kurien then decided to focus on their
struggle and success and associate it with “___ the X”
The blanks are both verbs. FITB and ID X andY
Steal my thunder
X is the word used to describe a novel of high literary merit,
that is used often figuratively for certain works to mark them
as literary benchmarks emblematic of what defines Y
literature in a given era and often is considered analogous to
a National Epic for Y. First coined in 1868 by John William De
Forest, it initially consisted of a rigid list of candidates (for X)
curated by literary scholars and credentialed critics, but in
modern usage is more open.
Interestingly, X is also the title, almost verbatim, of a novel by
Z (A highly awarded author from Y) which satirizes the
concept of X by a comic narrative of a fictional baseball team
and a communist conspiracy. This Z was recently in news in
the past year, and is also famous for the mutual admiration
between Z and the famous singer Bruce Springsteen.
Proto-Indo-European *ghrei- meaning 'to
rub' descended into Greek to become khriein
"to anoint, besmear", from which was derived
the term X forThe Anointed One. A bit
sacrilegiously, the original PIE term
descended into Proto-Germanic *grim- " to
smear", which resulted in a dirtier ‘_____’.
Which 2 terms?
The name is said to have originated from "________, sive Morbus
Gallicus", an epic published byVeronese doctor Girolamo Francastoro
in 1530.The titular character,a shepherd being the first sufferer of the
disease, as punishment by the gods for starting a cult.Where he got
the name from is uncertain. It is commonly accepted that it was
inspired by the story of Niobe's(daughter ofTantalus) son _______, as
written by Ovid. Although it could also have been derived from latin
for "Pig lover".
A different explanation provided by Leo Spitzer in an article theorizes
that the name must actually have been derived from a pre existing
medical term, although the word as such isnt available in Greek
records. Spitzer suggested that it might have been the modification of
the term Erysipelas, a term for certain skin conditions, that has also
been adopted into Latin and many other Romance languages.
A _____ is any of 26 species of wading bird of the family
Scolopacidae. Its dull brownish coloration gives it
camouflage, which may enable it to remain hidden from
hunters in marshland. More significantly, due to its erratic
flight pattern, hunters have great difficulty shooting it on
the wing, which meant only extremely skilled hunters
could do so.Thus the verb "to _____" originated in British
India among soldiers in the 1770s in reference to this.
Hence arose the term ______, meaning a hunter highly
skilled in marksmanship and camouflaging, which later
evolved to its present sense, which is used in a slightly
different context (sharpshooter or someone who shoots
from a concealed location).
Chilis contain capsaicinoids, molecules that bind to
receptors and trick us into thinking we’re experiencing
actual pain.They likely evolved as a defense mechanism
against hungry animals. In the context of mammals only
humans have been known to actively consume spicy chili
peppers rich in pungent capsaicinoids (for the thrill of it,
despite the negative effects).Researchers at the Kunming
institute of zoology discovered that a certain mammal X
could munch on peppers without abandon due to a
mutation in theTRPV1 channel that reduced their
sensitivity to capsaicinoids.
They dubbed itY, a pun on a famous literary work. ID X
A rather interesting linguistic phenomenon present for decades
across the globe is the use of the terms X andY.While other
languages refer to it as X or something similar, in English it is
referred to asY.
A research investigating the behavior of the terms, using Google
Translate as a tool, indicates that the word X is used in 42
languages, whileY or a variant is used in 10. Almost all Indian
languages use X too.
The origins of those terms stem from the early 1600, when the
European explorers of the Americas brought X/Y to Europe, using
the wordY due to its resemblance to conifers. X on the other hand
arises from theTupi word meaning “excellent _____ “
The fact that the word banana came over fromWest Africa (from
the Wolof language) in the later 1600s probably helpedY win over
X in England, for sake of clarity. Other languages didn't have
another word to use, so they just stuck with X.
Hawaiian Bobtail Squids exist in a symbiotic
relationship with a bacteriumAliivibrio fischeri.
In return for nutrition the bacteria, residing in
the squid’s light organ, produce
bioluminescence.The light organ has the
capability to modulate the brightness of the
emitted light.This confers a specific survival
advantage on the squids, something seen in
many franchises such as the MCU and StarTrek.
What is the advantage?
They modulate the light released according
to the surrounding light making them look
transparent (Like the cloaking of the
Helicarrier in Avengers)
“The Grasshopper Lies Heavy” is a work of speculative
fiction by Hawthorne Abendsen which details the
events after the Allies winWW2. The United States
establishes a relationship with China in a way that
leads to the vanquishing of Communist Mao Zedong,
and also leads to the outlawing of racism within the
states by the '50s. But, Britain doesn't do the same.
Instead, it becomes racially-driven, which drives a
wedge in between US and UK relationships, leading to
a ColdWar.This book serves as an important source of
inspiration for many characters in X.What is special
about this book?/ID X.
Man in the High Castle
Alternate history novel in an alternate history
The activity of falconry has given rise to quite
a few words and phrases in the English
language. For example, a raptor that has
eaten its fill, or is ‘fed up’ won’t want to hunt
anymore.The phrase has moved from a bird
who doesn’t want to hunt anymore to a
person who doesn’t want to do something
Some other examples are given in the
questions that follow.
A raptor’s eyesight is around 10 times as
good as a human’s. So a hawk will spot things
that the handler won’t and get excited about
targets that the handler can’t see.To force
the bird to concentrate on the target that the
handler wants, he _________ the bird using a
piece of leather to cover its head, and
especially its eyes. Gradually the expression
came to mean blindfolding a person, and
then to its current meaning.
A falcon has a leash (called a “jess”) to stop it
from flying away.When the bird is on the
falconer’s arm, he’ll put part of the jess _____
___ _____(X) or have it _______ ______ ___
______ ______(Y) to keep control of the bird.
Fitb ( I need 2 different phrases, both essentially
have the same meaning though)
ID the title of the comic and its lady author (also the heroine)
Explaining the actual reason for switching the
naming, a spokesperson says, desserts aren’t
very inclusive. _______ is a global brand, used
by more people in India and Brazil than in the
US, so going with an English word for the
dessert leaves some regions out.
Y isn’t always a dessert, “Z” can be hard to
pronounce in some regions. Samat says.
"Numbers, at least, are universal."
IDY and Z
By about 10,000 years ago,Woolly mammoths were mostly extinct, likely due to a
combination of human activity and climate change.
Amusingly , regulations put before the CITES, the international treaty that
protects endangered plants and animals, recently proposed that the long-extinct
mammoth be listed as an endangered species.
“The CITES gambit is brilliant, although probably doomed to failure,” said Ross
MacPhee, a curator of mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History in
NewYork, before the vote, which took place on August 26, 2019. It was withdrawn
from consideration, after it looked like the proposal would fail.
One aim was to combat the destruction of smaller , yet important fossils due to
watercannoning of permafrost doneto retrieve MammothTusks.
What was the second rationale behind this baffling proposal?
Since Mammoth Ivory trading is legal ,
poachers often pass off elephant tusks as
MammothTusks. Reclassifying Mammoths as
endangered species would close this
Croton capitatus is an annual plant with erect,
branched stems, densely covered with light
brown, wooly hairs that give it a whitish
appearance. It is distributed across the southern
United States, and elsewhere. A common name
of the plant was speculated to lend its name to a
In fact the person who is responsible for the
conception of the place believes that the name
subconsciously stuck in her mind for many years
after seeing the plant in the Kew Gardens in