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Facts on Famous People
Rich and Famous
"Here are ten interesting facts on people who have made their mark on the world. Have fun!"
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Generally known by a more familiar name, who was Robert Stroud?
The Birdman of Alcatraz
Jack the Ripper
The Boston Strangler
Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (12-41 AD) was given the nickname Caligula when he was a child by the soldiers of the Roman army. The meaning of this is "little soldier's boot". Why was he given this nickname?
He wore a set of miniature boots
He had soldier's boots for toys
His nose was shape like a soldier's boot
He liked to burn soldier's boots
Martha Wise (1884-1971) was an American woman who attempted to murder seventeen people by poisoning them. She succeeded with three. Why did she do this?
She owned the funeral parlour
She didn't like their religion
She liked to go to funerals
They were her in-laws
Purdue University in Indiana, USA, has two lunar astronauts graduates. One was the last man to walk on the moon under the Apollo lunar program. Who was the other?
The first man on the moon under the Gemini program
The third man on the moon under the Astral program
The first man on Mars under the Gemini program
The first man on the moon under the Apollo program
How did the audience members react to the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet "The Rite of Spring" in Paris in 1913?
Cricketer Ernest Halliwell was noted for putting which food product inside his batting gloves to protect his hands?
What unusual fact centres round the body of General Stonewall Jackson?
His arm is buried somewhere else
A strange glow emanates from it at night
His body has been stolen three times
Peach trees keep appearing near the grave
What happened to Samuel Morse's hat when he visited Rome in 1836 and refused to take it off in the presence of the Pope?
It caught fire
One of the Swiss Guards knocked it flying
It began to emit a strange green glow
It began to exude blood
He's written and performed some absolutely brilliant songs over his long career, even though he isn't everyone's cup of tea. Still kicking on in 2012, who was once described by a London music critic as looking "like an undernourished cockatoo"?
Following a sharp drop in the standard of living, and the complaints that followed, which country's supreme political and religious leader said crossly, "I cannot believe that the purpose of all these sacrifices was to have less expensive melons"?
Pope John Paul II
Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia
The Archbishop of Canterbury
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