The Great Escape

In the movie “The Great Escape,” what were the names of the three tunnels?

49th and 50th

In case you forgot about them, Alaska is actually the farthest north, east, and west. Hawaii is the farthest south!

Robert A. Heinlein

“The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.”

The Farthest States

Of all the States in the United States of America, name the ones that are the farthest East, farthest West, farthest North and farthest South.

Pandora

In Greek mythology the first woman on Earth was Pandora!

Aristotle

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”

Richard Parker

In the Edgar Allan Poe novel “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket,” the man who lost the draw to see who would be killed for food was named “Richard Parker.” In 1884, the Mignonette, a British sailing yacht, was lost at sea in the South Atlantic. They survivors decided to sacrifice one person so the others might live. His name? “Richard Parker”!!

Robert Orben

“Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.”

Poe’s Only Novel

In the only novel authored by Edgar Allan Poe (“The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket,” published in 1838) he tells the story of a shipwreck where survivors draw lots to see who will be killed to provide meat so the others can survive. Aside from the obviously uncomfortable premise of the story itself, what happened to make this story even more bizarre?