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LameNick

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #220 on: 15 Nov 2017, 09:18 »
Exactly! The Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci  drawn around 1490, depicting human proportions according the Roman architect Vitruvius.

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How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?

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« Reply #221 on: 15 Nov 2017, 17:13 »
This outlaw is mostly known for leaving (two) poems at the site of his robberies.

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« Reply #222 on: 15 Nov 2017, 18:47 »
I think his name was Charles Boyles (sp?) (aka Black Bart).
Wanted to create a western themed AGS game so I was reading about some of the wild west characters for some research and I remembered him cause I thought that was kind of an odd thing to do.
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« Reply #223 on: 15 Nov 2017, 19:43 »
You're right! He was Charles Boles, better known as Black Bart!
He was an odd character indeed! He robbed stagecoaches on foot because he was afraid of horses.

Did you make that western game, in the end?
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« Reply #224 on: 15 Nov 2017, 22:23 »
I started it, but my graphics looked so terrible that I never completed it. I am a good coder but I can draw worth shit. lol.
Who is the only woman known to have robbed a stagecoach?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #225 on: 16 Nov 2017, 01:05 »
Kissin' Kate Barlow! ;-D

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« Reply #226 on: 16 Nov 2017, 03:08 »
she did rob some banks and was an outlaw but never robbed a stagecoach.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #227 on: 16 Nov 2017, 08:43 »
Pearl Hart?
I think she was sent to Yuma Prison for robbing a stagecoach, but I'm not sure.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #228 on: 16 Nov 2017, 14:52 »
Pearl Hart?
I think she was sent to Yuma Prison for robbing a stagecoach, but I'm not sure.
You got it, except from what I read it was a prison in Tucson. She had cut her hair and dressed in mens clothes.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #229 on: 16 Nov 2017, 18:30 »
Ops! Wrong prison.
She had cut her hair and dressed in mens clothes.
I remember seeing a photo of her that way, I think.

Next question:
This famous orator was beheaded, then his head and hands were sent to the Emperor.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #230 on: 16 Nov 2017, 23:08 »
John The Baptist?

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« Reply #231 on: 17 Nov 2017, 02:19 »
Cicero definitely had his hands cut off, but I'm not sure about the head.  And I'm not sure about timing: was the guy in charge still Octavian the Ghoulish Gangster or Augustus the Benevolent Emperor by that point? (roll)

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« Reply #232 on: 17 Nov 2017, 08:45 »
Yes, it's Marcus Tullius Cicero!

And I'm not sure about timing: was the guy in charge still Octavian the Ghoulish Gangster or Augustus the Benevolent Emperor by that point? (roll)
I should've been more precise, but I wrote the question in a hurry. Sorry about that. So... let's call it "artistic licence" ;)

Cicero definitely had his hands cut off, but I'm not sure about the head.
According to Plutarch, he was beheaded. The hands were cut too, because he used them to write the Philippics. Some even say that Antony's wife stabbed Cicero's tongue with a hairpin. :-X

From Plutarch's Parallel Lives:
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Then he himself, clasping his chin with his left hand, as was his wont, looked steadfastly at his slayers, his head all squalid and unkempt, and his face wasted with anxiety, so that most of those that stood by covered their faces while Herennius was slaying him. For he stretched his neck forth from the litter and was slain, being then in his sixty-fourth year. Herennius cut off his head, by Antony's command, and his hands — the hands with which he wrote the Philippics. For Cicero himself entitled his speeches against Antony "Philippics," and to this day the documents are called Philippics.

When Cicero's extremities were brought to Rome, it chanced that Antony was conducting an election, but when he heard of their arrival and saw them, he cried out, "Now let our proscriptions have an end." Then he ordered the head and hands to be placed over the ships' beaks on the rostra, a sight that made the Romans shudder

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #233 on: 17 Nov 2017, 21:53 »
This head of state swam daily in the nude in his capital city's main river.

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« Reply #234 on: 17 Nov 2017, 22:18 »
Trump?

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« Reply #235 on: 17 Nov 2017, 22:35 »
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #236 on: 17 Nov 2017, 22:49 »
Trump?

If you wear that orange paste all over yourself, are you really nude? (roll)

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« Reply #237 on: 17 Nov 2017, 23:05 »
Teh Baron?

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« Reply #238 on: 17 Nov 2017, 23:44 »
I'm not hiking all the way down to the river for public nudity. :P  The ice rink across the street is just fine, thank you. 8-)

His dad was also head of state, although the father was more modest in his bathing habits.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #239 on: 18 Nov 2017, 00:04 »
George W. Bush?