Special Sub-Topic: Strange People
|Who conquered the Mariana Trench in 1960 with a Bathyscape called Trieste?|
Piccard. The term 'bathyscape' was coined in the 1940s from the Greek 'bathus' + 'shkaphos', or 'deep ship'.
|What was the name of the Pygmy that resided in a cage with other animals at the Bronx Zoo?|
Ota Benga. In 1906, Ota Benga, a man of the Chirichiri people in Africa, was humiliated by being caged with an orangutan and put on public display in the famed New York Bronx Zoo. He was known as the 'monkey man'.
|What was the name of the housepainter that stole the Mona Lisa in 1911?|
Perrugia. Vicenzo Perrugia, who at the time worked as a guard at the Louvre, stole the Mona Lisa from the Salle Carrée on August 21, 1911. Perrugia was caught when he tried to sell the famed painting two years later.
|Who did Frank 'The Dasher' Abbandando, the most prolific hitman of his time, work for?|
Murder Inc.. Mafia gangster and hitman Frank Abbandando lived from 1910 to 1942. His nickname (The Dasher) was derived from the fact that he could run fast, either towards or away from his intended hits!
|What was Miss Mary Mallon associated with?|
typhoid & typhoid fever. Mary Mallon, an Irish domestic servent, became associated with the disease typhoid when she was located as the first carrier of the disease in the United States (1907). She is now better known by the unfortunate epithet 'Typhoid Mary'. Thank you for playing this quiz, I hope you enjoyed it.
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