It reminds me of a minor question that is a song: "Who Wrote the Book of Love?"
The answer is "Ovid wrote an ancient book of that title. Stendhal one of the same title in the 19th Century."
Another mystery questions of a minor sort I like is from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". If you recall the evil looking and cackling figure guarding the bridge they must cross insists they must answer three questions correctly to pass safely or be tossed into the abyss forever. Eric Idle sees John Cleese have no trouble, and figures this is a joke. He goes up and passes the first two questions (his name, and what he is doing). The third one is "What is the capital of Assyria?" Idle doesn't know, so his character ("Sweet Sir Robin") is thrown into the chasm. The answer was "Nineveh!"
Valerie Percy, a pretty young woman and daughter of Us Senator killed in her home in 1966. No obvious signs of intruder. Like Betsy Aardsma case, there has been recent hints at a solution, but nothing conclusive. This occurred in Kenilworth, Illinois, a very wealthy suburb of Chicago. The house was famed for having a tree in it. A large part of my family is from the town just north of this and I've heard the story my whole life
I remember when it happened. Her father was Senator Charles Percy. About the time it happened (the late 1960s) Senator Percy was preparing to campaign for the Presidential nomination. This ended that plan.
The chance whereabouts of the missing Marx Brother silent movie, "Humorisk" made about 1925. Groucho did not like this short (made around NYC) and said he hoped it would never reappear. One critic said it is a good thing it is missing, because all us silent film geeks might insist it was the greatest of all Marx Brother films. But Groucho depended on sound for his waspish style of one liners and dialogue to come out - so he naturally disliked a silent movie. And although I love good silent films, and silent comedies, I do not think that a totally silent Marx Brother film would ever replace "Duck Soup" or "A Night At the Opera" as their best film.
I remember this case. I don't think her disappearance was that unbelievable, bearing in mind there was a thronging crowd there to see the travelling show. Anyone could've taken her. Only takes a second for a child to be snatched.
Quite sad that all her immediate family passed away never knowing the truth.
I tend to see the crowd as an obstacle to abduction. One scream, and the villain is undone.
- Who were the "Sea Peoples"?
- What was the true northern extent of the Egyptian Empire under Thutmosis III?
- Who was the "Hornet" who drove out the foreigners prior to the arrival of the Israelites?