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luckytrim 10-15-2018 08:43 AM

Trivia 10/15
trivia 10/15
A Greeting Card is touched an average 25 times before it is purchased.

1. Which is NOT one of the five most frequently consumed fruits in the
United States?
a. - Apple
b. - Orange
c. - Pear
d. - Cantaloupe
2. Who is the patron saint of lost causes ?
3. What distinguishable feature does "Futurama's" Leela have?
4. In Jack London's classic, "Call of the Wild", what was the dog's name ?
5. What company's motto is, "Buy it, Sell it, Love it !" ?
6. What is the Japanese name of the fish that is highly poisonous if
prepared incorrectly?
7. A characteristic pill-rolling tremor is seen in which disease?
8. Almost 20 years after the 'Communist Manifesto', Karl Marx published a
critique of the capitalist system ; what was the Title ?

During the World's Fair of 1893 a serial killer was at work, using the draw
of the Fair to ensnare his victims.
1. - c (Banana and Watermelon round out the top five)
2. St. Jude
3. One Eye
4. Buck
5. e-Bay
6. Fugu
7. Parkinsons
8. Das Kapital

Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861 May 7, 1896), better known as Dr.
Henry Howard Holmes or more commonly known as H. H. Holmes, was an American
serial killer, though the term did not yet exist .

While he confessed to 27 murders, only nine could be plausibly confirmed and
several of the people whom he claimed to have murdered were still alive. He
is commonly said to have killed as many as 200, though this figure is only
traceable to 1940s pulp magazines. Many victims were said to have been
killed in a mixed-use building which he owned, located about 3 miles (5 km)
west of the 1893 World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, supposedly called the
World's Fair Hotel, though evidence suggests that the hotel portion was
never truly open for business.

Besides being a serial killer, Holmes was also a con artist and a bigamist,
the subject of more than 50 lawsuits in Chicago alone. Many now-common
stories of his crimes sprang from fictional accounts that later authors took
for fact; however, in a 2017 biography, Adam Selzer wrote that Holmes' story
is "effectively a new American tall tale and, like all the best tall
tales, it sprang from a kernel of truth".

H. H. Holmes was executed on May 7, 1896, nine days before his 35th
birthday, for the murder of his friend and accomplice Benjamin Pitezel.
During his trial for the murder of Pitezel, Holmes confessed to numerous
other killings

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