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The 'Oddball' Behavior of Famous People
Rich and Famous
"A quiz to let us know that even the most famous and infamous have their little foibles, too."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
This Academy Award winning director-writer-actor has a phobia about antique furniture. Who is it?
Billy Bob Thornton
One of the great satirists of the 18th Century, novelist Jonathan Swift had an intense hatred for what?
This great leader of Russian history suffered from gephyrophobia, the fear of crossing bridges:
Catherine the Great
Peter the Great
Ivan the Terrible
Which of the following world leaders was NOT a cat hater?
Henry III of France
This U.S. President's idea of humor was telling a radio station, 'We've passed legislation to outlaw Russia forever...we begin bombing in five minutes':
This powerful U.S. congressman was caught in 1974 drunk driving with a stripper who then jumped into the Tidal Basin.
At his trial for the 1978 murder of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, defendent Dan White claimed as a mitigating circumstance in his defense that he did what?
Ate too much junk food
Watched too much television
Heard voices in his head
Despite the early successes of this self made billionaire, he is better known as a recluse who developed an intense fear of germs in his later years:
William Randolph Hearst
Before he became a country music legend, he once drunkenly tried to burglarize a restaurant before discovering the business was still open:
Hank Williams Sr.
Which of the following did NOT directly lend their name to a sexually-related term?
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
Giovanni Giacomo Casanova
This 'first lady' was discovered to have amassed over three thousand pairs of shoes in the Presidential mansion:
This evangelist claimed in 1987 that unless he raised 4.5 million dollars in contributions, God would 'call him home':
Known as the 'Witch of Wall Street', this multi-millionaire was so exceedingly miserly that her search for a free clinic resulted in the amputation of her son's leg:
The following are noted for their refusal to harm even the smallest insects. One, however, was NOT a vegeterian. Who was it?
Mohandas K. (Mahatma) Gandhi
St. Francis of Assisi
This famous children's author had an intense fear of being buried alive - to the point of carrying notes on his person in the event he was found asleep or unconscious:
J. M. Barrie
Hans Christian Andersen
Louisa May Allcott
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