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    Ponzi scheme: An investment swindle in which high profits are promised from fictitious sources and early investors are paid off with funds raised from later ones. - Named after Charles Ponzi (1882-1949), a speculator who organized such a scheme during 1919-1920. He was neither the first nor the last person to float this or a similar scheme, just someone who did it on a massive scale. There is a long, long list of Ponzi schemes in history. Earliest documented use: 1920.

    Did she lessons in how to live a long healthy life? I was thinking id live to be 112. May have to make it a decade longer ;) The longest lifetime in documented history.

    Jefferson Coates, who lost both eyes at Gettysburg and was awarded the Medal of Honor ca 1870

    A Dutch woman who survived the "Hongerwinter" the Hunger Winter of 1944-45 when the occupied Netherlands was denied any food or fuel by the Germans.

    black rebel...how sad his name is unknown. Confederate cemetery. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    French postcard dated 1900 that depicts two young children who worked as acrobatic performers with a traveling circus.

    Black Confederate Veterans

    "The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun by Howard Carter. (In 3 volumes) The man who found the tomb of boy King Tut.

    Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussein, and Yasser Arafat pose for a photo during a meeting in Baghdad, 1988

    Despite the fact that his mugshot screams "it wasn't me," George spent two years in jail for forgery and "uttering."

    Chief Quanah Parker in "white man's" garb.

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    Geronimo, The famous Chiricahua Apache Chief - Native American

    Jack the Ripper. The most well known serial killer of all time, notorious for the savagery of the murders, the chaos that ensued, and, most of all, for remaining unsolved to the present day.

    Charles Sherwood Stratton was born 4 January 1838, and his growth virtually stopped at six months, reaching only one meter at adulthood. He was picked up by P.T. Barnum and became a huge circus success as "General Tom Thumb."

    Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together.

    COVERT SCIENCE-On the afternoon of August 7th 1999, London police received over 36 reports of a gigantic sea serpent in the Thames, “at least 200 ft long and 5 yards across,” according to one panicky witness. Despite all the sightings, no one managed to get a picture—or so it was thought. That day photographer John Collins was taking aerial photos of London from a private plane. He didn’t notice the object at the lower right until he examined the photo later. "Hoax or Smoking Gun? 1880-2008”

    Group portrait of four female members of the Ovici family, a family of Jewish dwarf entertainers known as the Lilliput Troupe, who survived Auschwitz.

    Susan B Anthony was arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal for voting on November 5 in the 1872 Presidential Election two weeks earlier. She had written to Stanton on the night of the election that she had "positively voted the Republican ticket—straight...". She was tried and convicted seven months later. The sentence was a $100 fine, but not imprisonment; true to her word in court ("I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty"), she never paid the fine for the rest of her life.

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    *TITANIC RECOVERY FACTS ~