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1. Our first person is considered to be one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding about 1000+ patents to his name. He is often credited with applying the concept of mass production to inventions and for opening up the first considered industrial research laboratory in Menlo Park. Some of his inventions include the useful electric light and the famed phonograph. He is often called "The Wizard of Menlo Park." Who am I talking about?
2. During the age of silent films, talented and skillful character actors were very much needed. And, who answered to this calling? Why, of course, no man less than "The Man of a Thousand Faces." He was mainly known for portraying mutilated and mangled characters, using his new makeup techniques to create such realistic effects. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is also famous for his lead role in "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925). Who was he?
3. Our next guy on the list is quite special. Occasionally, you might find him saying, "Ehhh... what's up, doc?" Yep, you got it, he played the voice of Bugs Bunny, from 1940 to 1983. His other famous voices were Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker, Marvin the Martian, and Road Runner, along with many others. He's known to the world as "The Man of a Thousand Voices." Th-th-that's all the clues folks!
4. This one is an American military leader. For defeating the American Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe, he earned the nickname of none other than "Old Tippecanoe." This man was also involved in the War of 1812, notably the Battle of the Thames. And, if that wasn't enough, he's also the 9th President of the United States. What is his name?
5. For the next question, we are going to visit a friar and abbot. However, he is more famous for his studies on the inheritance of traits. His lab rats of choice? Pea plants, of course! He was born July 20, 1822 and died at the age of 61 on January 6, 1884. Often, he is understood to be the "Father of Genetics." Who is he?
6. A distinguished orator, statesman and debater, this man was the founder and leader of Whig Party (United States). He had a very special talent of bringing others to an agreement of some sort, whatever the problem may be; talent that he used to settle 2 major disputes, where his solutions became to be known as the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850. For that, many called him "The Great Compromiser." Who was this man?
7. This one isn't so nice. He was born in Günzburg, Germany, the eldest of 3 brothers. He was a German SS officer working at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Notorious for selecting who among the imprisoned arrivals would live or be put to forced labor, they knew him as the "Angel of Death." One could say that he had a strong fascination in twins, almost an obsession, and performed many cruel experiments upon them. What was his real name?
8. It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's the "Man of Steel." He's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Wearing red and blue spandex (with a touch of yellow) he utilizes such abilities like super strength, super speed, flight, keener hearing, and x-ray, heat, telescopic and microscopic vision. Even with all that special sight though, he still sees telephone booths as dressing rooms. So, who is this DC Comic book character?
9. Strap on your boxing gloves and get ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee! A retired boxer, the former three time World Heavyweight Champion and the winner of an Olympic gold medal was also named "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated in 1999. He rejected a draft of service in the United States Army during Vietnam War due to his religious beliefs. He changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam (he later converted to Sunni Islam in 1975). Some know "The Greatest" also as the "Louisville Lip." Who is he?
10. Flying in his custom blood-red Fokker Dr.I triplane, this man alone downed 80 enemy pilots in the skies and dogfights of World War I. He received the Pour le Mérite, the Kingdom of Prussia's highest military order until the end of the War, after his 16th confirmed kill. He was shot down on April 21, 1918 and died. People worldwide still know this man as the "Red Baron."
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