1 The modern ______ _____ was designed by Vincent Connare and released in 1994 by Microsoft Corporation. Its widespread use, often in situations for which it was not intended (for example, serious subjects) , has been criticized. In the autumn of 1999, two graphic designers, Dave and Holly Combs started a campaign against it with a website ‘ban_________.com’, after an employer insisted that one of them use ______ _____in a children's museum exhibit. And in early 2009, the movement was "stronger now than ever“. Dave and Holly argue that its misuse is "analogous to showing up for a black tie event in a clown costume“. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ______ _____ has seen several public uses. In a notable example, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert used it in a public letter criticizing LeBron James’s decision to leave the team. iiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Life magazine estimated in 1936 that 10 million Americans, or approximately 6% of the population had at least one. A Harris Poll, done in 2003, nearly triples those numbers and estimates that 16% of Americans now have one or more . An article ranked __________ as the sixth fastest growing retail venture of the 1990s, right behind Internet, paging services, bagels, computer and cellular phone service. On the average, an establishment is being added in the country every day. Virtually every language is searched for . Japanese and Chinese characters/symbols are among the most frequently searched. Backs rank the highest in searches (lower, upper and all over) Unmentionables also rank high. __________ in the Western world today has its origins in Polynesia (a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean). 2
The word sapience is derived from the Latin word sapientia, meaning _______. Related to this word is the Latin verbsapere; the present participle of sapere forms part of Homosapiens, the Latinbinomial nomenclature created by Carolus Linnaeus to describe the human species. Linnaeus had originally given humans the species name of diurnus, meaning man of the day. But he later decided that the dominating feature of humans was _________, hence application of the name sapiens. His chosen biological name was intended to emphasize man's uniqueness and separation from the rest of the animal kingdom. 3
4 In which city did Pizza Hut, in 1999, open its first all-vegetarian outlet in the world?
The sculpture, created by artist Noam Braslavsky, depicts the man propped up in bed with an IV drip attached to his arm, looking pale and sunken and wearing a blue hospital shirt. The figure's eyes are open and its chest rises and falls, as if he were breathing. Yoel Hasson, a member of the parliament, called the work "cheap" and said it amounted to "sickening voyeurism," CNN reported. Braslavsky admitted his work was a provocation, but "It's my right to come to this persona and to bring him back to the headlines," Braslavsky told AFP. Gallery visitors must obey strict, hospital-like rules. Ushers will only allow small groups to view the sculpture at a time, and once inside the space, visitors must keep hushed and follow a marked trail past the half-dead dummy. What sculpture are we talking about? 5
6 ? Minister for Information and Broadcasting (first Manmohan Singh cabinet) President of the All India Football Federation for almost 20 years. 11th Prime Minister of Israel 7 March 2001 – 14 April 2006 In permanent vegetative state since January 2006 In vegetative state since October 2008
Kitsune is the Japanese word for _______. _______ are a common subject of Japanese folklore. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. Many stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives. _______ and human beings lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures. The more tails a kitsune has—they may have as many as nine—the older, wiser, and more powerful it is. Kitsune are particularly renowned for impersonating beautiful women. Common belief in medieval Japan was that any woman encountered alone, especially at dusk or night, could be a kitsune. Kitsunetsuki literally means the state of being possessed by a kitsune. The victim is always a young woman, whom the kitsune enters beneath her fingernails or through her breasts. 7
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They’re all nicknamed Sparky. Mark Hughes – manager of Fulham F. C, former manager of Manchester City F.C, Blackburn F.C, former Manchester United star player Charles M Schulz ‘The Ol’ Sparky’ (electric chairs)
The QWERTZ or QWERTZU keyboard is a widely used computer and typewriter keyboard layout that is mostly used in Central and Eastern Europe . The QWERTZ layout differs from the QWERTY layout in three major ways: The positions of the "Z" and "Y" keys are switched, this change being made for two major reasons: "Z" is a much more common letter than "Y" in German; the latter rarely appears outside words whose spellings reflect either their importation from a foreign language or the Hellenization of an older German form under the influence of Ludwig I of Bavaria. "T" and "Z" often appear next to each other in the German language, and placing the two keys next to each other minimizes the effort needed for typing the two characters in sequence Part of the keyboard is adapted to include umlauted vowels (ä, ö, ü). The placements of some special symbols and command keys are changed, and the English-language symbol "Ctrl" (for "control") is translated to its German equivalent "Strg”.
For what did this Italian actress, disc jockey, and presenter gain notoriety earlier this year? Hint: Footballs! 10 Elena Di Cioccio
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MEL BLANC Mel Blanc voiced Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn,Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacely, Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman, Heathcliff, and hundreds of others.