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Lost Box Never Found
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"Throughout history, in fact, fiction and mythology, one can find a trail of missing boxes: boxes that contain objects ranging from fabulous treasures to the downright macabre."
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This artifact from Greek mythology was purported to be a jar full of evil rather than a box. Who was given the jar with instructions never to open it?
Flight data recorders (FDR) or black boxes are designed to survive the most severe plane crashes. What was the nationality of Dr David Warren, the man who designed the first FDR for use in passenger aeroplanes?
Rumours abound of a treasure map leading to a $12 billion dollar golden treasure, except the map is locked in a high security vault in London. Which 1883 novel reputedly first sparked the public imagination with the phrase "X marks the spot"?
Pirates of the Caribbean
Flint and Silver
Inside a locked box, somewhere in the grounds of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, lies something very dear to Oliver Cromwell. What is it?
His wife's wedding ring
Execution order for Charles I
According to the Book of Exodus, whom did God instruct to build the Ark of the Covenant in which to keep the tablets of stone?
John the Baptist
Bob and Dolly Dyer hosted one of the first television game shows ever aired in Australia. What was the name of this classic, which screened from 1957 to 1971?
What's in the Box?
Pick A Box
Malvina Reynolds penned the politically satiric song "Little Boxes" in 1962. What did she say the boxes were made of?
Brick and mortar
Tar and brown paper
Straw and twigs
Which Austrian physicist thought of explaining Quantum mechanics by theoretically locking a cat in a box?
Francis Pottenger Jr
Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) opened a watery safe in this 1997 blockbuster movie, but the box containing the "Heart of the Ocean" was missing. Which movie was this, that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet?
A Night to Remember
A three billion dollar fortune, packed in nondescript wooden boxes, disappeared in 1945. Who was the reputed owner of this amazing fortune?
George VI of England
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