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I Am Hidden in Here #13

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#37182
Fun:*** (2.45)
Difficulty:*** (2.57)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****
Corrected By:beatlesgirl

 

 

 



In this teaser, you are to take the first letter from the people's surnames to discover the name of one of the most celebrated composers of 20th century America.


1. In 1871, I opened a circus billed as, "The Greatest Show On Earth".

2. I became the most famous scientist of the 20th century because of my theory of relativity. In 1921, I won the Nobel Prize for my 1905 work on the photoelectric effect.

3. Not only did I establish the British colony of Singapore, but I was an enthusiastic natural historian who also founded the "London Zoological Society".

4. I featured in several B-grade movies early on in my career, then became famous for playing the cold-blooded killer, Raven, in 1941's "This Gun For Hire".

5. I was sent to prison in 1972 and ordered to pay back $765,000 to my publishers when it was determined that my "authorized" biography of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes was a fake.

6. I gained national fame from my 1965 book, "Unsafe At Any Speed", which exposed the automobile industry's irresponsibility when it came to designing safe cars.




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Comments

lmurray*cn*
Jul 01, 2007

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT RAFFLES.
gamer6*us
Jul 01, 2007

VERY hard
saltydavidAus*
Jul 04, 2007

Raffles??
HadleighAau*
Jul 06, 2007

Another easy one Jazz but really fun like the rest

For those who don't know, Raffles is a very expensive hotel in Singapore. on their website it says this,

"Raffles Hotel opened in 1887 in a rather sombre-looking old bungalow known as the Beach House. It was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Topical suites and sola topis were as much a part of Raffles Hotel's early style as bentwood tables and rattan chairs. Over the years the hotel has evolved into one of the world's most beloved grand hotels and welcomed innumerable celebrities, writers and royalty."
jazzmusician46Aau*
Jul 06, 2007

Thanks one and all and thanks especially to Hadleigh for the info! Much appreciated!
(user deleted)
Aug 03, 2007

It's Hard



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