Mind Game: Archive::QM:- Sanjay Krishna Part-1
1. When Takashi Hashiyama, CEO of a Japanese television equipment manufacturer, decided to auction off the collection of impressionist paintings owned by his corporation, including works by Cézanne, Picasso, and van Gogh, he contacted two leading auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's,seeking their proposals on how they would would maximize profits. Both firms made elaborate proposals, but neither was persuasive enough to get Hashiyama’s business.
Unwilling to split up the collection into separate auctions, Hashiyama asked the firms to decide between themselves who would hold the auction, which included Cézanne's "Large Trees Under the Jas de Bouffan", worth $12–16 million.
The houses were unable to reach a decision. Hashiyama told the two firms to do "X" to decide who would get the rights to the auction, explaining that "it probably looks strange to others, but I believe this is the best way to decide between two things which are equally good". So what did thee houses "Do" to decide who would get the paintings?
2. Maurice Tillet was a French professional wrestler who developed acromegaly, a rare disease that causes bones to grow wildly and uncontrollably. Soon his whole body was disfigured as a result.His form was an inspiration for which character?
3. Mechthild Pierick who hails from a farming community in Reken, Germany is the Superior General of this org.The quality of care offered to terminally ill patients in this org. for the Dying has been criticized in the medical press, notably The Lancet which is considered a pioneer in Medical Journals, which reported the reuse of hypodermic needles, poor living conditions, including the use of cold... baths for all patients, and an approach to illness and suffering that precluded the use of many elements of modern medical care, such as systematic diagnosis. Dr. Robin Fox, editor of The Lancet, described the medical care of this org.as "haphazard", as volunteers without medical knowledge had to make decisions about patient care, because of the lack of doctors. He observed that the org. did not distinguish between curable and incurable patients, so that people who could otherwise survive would be at risk of dying from infections and lack of treatment. .which organization am i talking about?
4. According to Barks' as noted by a TIME article, X is worth one multiplujillion, nine obsquatumatillion, six hundred twenty-three dollars and sixty-two cents.
In the __________ Liquid Assets, Fenton Crackshell (X's accountant) notes that X's money bin contains 607 tillion 386 zillion 947 trillion 522 billion dollars and 36 cents. Don Rosa's the Life and Times of X notes that X amounts to five mult...iplujillion, nine impossibidillion, seven fantasticatrillion dollars and sixteen cents.
Forbes has occasionally tried to estimate X's wealth in real terms; in 2007, Forbes estimated his wealth at $28.8 billion; in 2011, it rose to $44.1 billion due to the rise in gold prices.
One website used the size of X's Money Bin as a basis and calculated that it could contain over $27 trillion.
Barks himself has said that the fortune is five billion quintiplitilion unptuplatillion multuplatillion impossibidillion fantasticatrillion dollars.
5. Boogie Woogie was the first dance show format to hit Indian Television. It has been entertaining audiences over the past 9 years. Hosted by the popular Film and Television personalities Naved and Ravi, the highlight of the show is Javed Jaffery who is the permanent celebrity judge. Boogie Woogie is the ideal platform to showcase & launch new talent across the cross section of people from all backgrounds, age groups, genders and cities. It is an iconic series, which has attracted celebrities like Esha Deol, Juhi Chawla, Rohit Roy, Mallika Sherawat, Govinda, Prabhudeva, Shefali Zariwala and Aadesh Srivastava as judges to add zeal and enthusiasm to the contest. Who was its South Zone champion in 1995?