Army General (WWII)
Beauty Contest Judge
Patient in Mental Ward
World War II veteran
Driver of a School Bus
FITB (alliterative). How have we come across it?
“Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started, wait
The earth began to cool, the autotrophs began to drool
Neanderthals developed tools
We built a wall (we built the pyramids)
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries
That all started with the ___ ____.”
Prasanna De Silva is a great hero who rarely comes into media
limelight. He spearheaded the liberation of Eastern Sri Lanka
from the LTTE, which began in Mavil Aru in 2007. He was then a
Colonel and was in command of the Army’s elite Brigade Special
Forces which was successful in assassinating several high-level
commanders of the LTTE in LTTE-held territory. As a result of his
success, he has become a major threat to LTTE during Srilankan
Civil War and made it to their ‘high priority’ hitlist.
Who is his more famous daughter who came into Indian media
limelight a few months ago?
The term mainly originated due to the sitting positions. The
place had more fans than their stadium could hold. Due to the
over-crowding, some fans started sitting on the walls that
surrounded the pitch. The first image that passers-by had as they
neared the stadium was of the backsides of the fans sitting on the
wall watching the games. From that time onwards, the
supporters came to be known as X or Y in their native language,
which means those show their backsides.
Id the word X or Y which was once used in a derogatory sense but
is now proudly used by followers.
No one knows exactly how X was invented or who invented X.
The credit of inventing X goes to 5th century BC Chinese
philosophers Mo Tse and Lu Ban. According to ancient and
medieval sources, X was used for measuring distance, testing the
wind, signalling and also in military communications for rescue
operations. Hundreds of years later, scientists used X in their
experiments. Alexander Wilson used X to measure temperature
Id X which can be associated with the desi avatar of Vulcan or
During First World War, French soldiers loved Pinard so much that
they rechristened it as “Pere Pinard” or St. Pinard. The other
nicknames such as Jinjin, Picolo, Picrate etc. show their affection
towards St. Pinard who eventually became companion of every
French soldier. By the time of WW2, it had garnered a legendary
status among soldiers. But the French defeat to German Blitzkrieg
led Marshal Phillipe Petain to blame St. Pinard for the devastating
failures of French Army.
Who/what is St. Pinard, whose over-dependence was regarded as
the cause of French defeat?
The legal term X is the Latin word for a chamber, in particular the
judge’s private chamber as opposed to the public courtroom. But in
modern times it has taken on a figurative sense relating to the
quality of privacy itself, losing its literal link to the room. Originally X
meant any vaulted or arched space, but in the Romance languages
derived from Latin (such as Italian, French, Portuguese etc) it
became a general word for any habitable space. The Hindi word that
derived from the Portuguese root word of X ,also means “room”
and will remind you of a comedian in no-flying list.
ID the good word X.
The Great Church in Constantinople ( modern day
Istanbul) known as St. Sophia ( Present Day Hagia
Sophia Mosque) was not dedicated to any single
To what was it dedicated?
( Clue - It is in the name ).
St. Sophia stands for Sancta Sophia which
means Holy/Godly Wisdom
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