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#12: Fs7Hd8q

X is a completely automated public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans apart. It is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. The process usually involves one computer asking a user to complete a simple test which the computer is able to generate and grade. Because other computers are unable to solve X, any user entering a correct solution is presumed to be human.

The term X (based upon the word capture) was coined in 2000 by 4 students of Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University attempted to trademark the term, but the trademark application was abandoned on 21 April 2008.

What term X?

Answer: CAPTCHA (acronym of Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) also known as Word Verification.

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#11: Do you have a license?

X is creator of Y, however his most famous creation is Z. Identify X,Y and Z.

Y

Z

Answer: X: Ian Fleming Y: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Z: James Bond.

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Picture one depicts X which is famous in the world in a different sense. Picture two shows the Xs (in plural) which is the only female tribute to X. Identify X.

Answer: Iron Maiden

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#8: Royal Lineage

Connect:

Answer: The connect I was looking for was the 4 kings of Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs in a set of playing cards. King of Spades is David(shown in pic 1 defeating Goliath). King of Hearts is Charlemagne(pic 2). King of Diamonds is Julius Caesar(pic 3: Asterix and Caesar’s gift). King of Clubs is Alexander the Great(pic 4:Empire of Alexander the great). This question was rather tough.

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#7: Eyes of the Beholder

Which mythological character is being depicted here?

Answer: Narcissus, who fell in love with himself after seeing his reflection in the water.

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#6: Galli Cricketer

Identify the bowler and the incident showed:

Answer: Trevor Chapell who was involved in the infamous underarm bowling incident.

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Put funda:

Answer: Sandra Bullock became the only person to win the Razzie for Worst Actress and Oscar for Best Actress in the same year. She won Worst Actress for “All About Steve” and Best Actress for “The Blind Side”. @Lionel: But Halle Berry didn’t achieve it in the same year.

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#4: Occupational Hazard

The word X originates in the 1960 film Y. One of the characters in the film is named X. In his book Word and Phrase Origins, Robert Hendrickson writes that the name was taken by the director  from a Italian dialect that describes a particularly annoying noise, that of a buzzing mosquito. In his school days, the director remembered a boy who was nicknamed X (Mosquito), because of his fast talking and constant movements, which was later applied to the character in the film Y.

Y

Identify X and Y.

Hint

Answer: Paparazzi (X) from the film La Dolce Vita (Y).

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The symbol for Z was designed for the British X Y movement. It was designed and completed on 21 February 1958 by a professional designer and artist in Britain for the 4 April march planned by the Direct Action Committee Against X War (DAC). It was later adopted by the Campaign for X Y.

The symbol itself is a combination of the semaphoric signals for the  initial letters of the words X and Y. In semaphore the two letters  are formed by a person holding two flags in an upside-down “V” and a person holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down respectively.

Identify the phrase X Y and also Z.

Answer: X Y: Nuclear Disarmament and Z: Peace. The Peace symbol initially designed for The Campaign of Nuclear Disarmament is a combination of the semaphoric letters of N and D. Put together in a circle.

The Peace Symbol

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