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Metacomet was the Sachem of the Wampanoags in what is now Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts in the 1670s, (also known as the time of King Philip's War). What splendid view did Metacomet enjoy for 20 years after his assassination in 1676?
Mount Hope Bay
Blackbeard, aka Edward Teach, came out of retirement to meet his end in a bloody battle off the coast of North Carolina. What did Blackbeard's head festoon following his death?
a pike in Bath
the bowsprit of the 'Adventure'
both are correct
neither place, his head was stolen by his shipmates
The giant Goliath terrorized the Israelite army for weeks until a shepherd boy armed with only a sling and stones felled him on the field of combat. Where did Goliath's head go following his demise?
After his death, Oliver Cromwell was dug up and summarily hanged, his head severed and displayed outside Westminster Hall by the restored monarch Charles II. How many years was Cromwell in the grave before he lost his head?
Despite his wish to be cremated, Ted Williams was cryogenically preserved by his son at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Arizona. Three years after his death, a furor was created when artist Daniel Edwards obtained a casting of the Splendid Splinter's head and displayed it. Where?
First Street Gallery in New York
Himmelberger Gallery in San Francisco
Fenway Park, in Boston
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
Joaquin Murrieta was regarded by some as a ruthless outlaw, and by others as a Mexican-American Robin Hood style folk hero. He was involved in cattle rustling, robbery, and murder in the 1850's - 60's. Where could curious thrill seekers pay $1 to see Murrieta's head in a pickle jar?
Guy Fawkes, a key figure in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was tried and sentenced to be hanged, drawn, and quartered. Before he could be hanged, however, Fawkes jumped off the scaffold to his death. What venue did his posthumously severed head overlook in the early 17th century?
Peter Kurten committed heinous sex crimes in Düsseldorf, Germany in a reign of terror lasting several months in 1929. He was guillotined in Cologne, Germany in 1931. Due to the nature of his crimes, Kurten's brain was studied by scientists for anomalies. What city does Kurten's mummified head look upon today?
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Following the death of Julius Caesar, a famous Roman Senator erred tactically by favoring senatorial rule over the installation of Marc Antony. When Antony seized power, this man fled, was pursued, executed, and his head and hands were nailed to the podium of the Senate as a sort of early public service banner. What Roman senator had to ask "Where was my head on that one?"
Lucius Cornelius Cinna
John the Baptist was arrested by Herod Antipas for preaching that the King had sinned by stealing his brother's wife. Herod was so enthralled by his step-daughter Salome that he offered her anything to dance sensuously for him. The price was John's head on a platter. What playwright famously chronicled the story of John the Baptist's fate?
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Compiled Jun 28 12