Friday, August 7, 2009

Trivial Hoot Five

In our last occasional installment I asked where you might find a certain list of supplies. It didn't take David long to crack that one. It was, in fact, the inventory of a survival kit in a B-52 flying into the Soviet Union in the 1964 classic Dr. Stangelove. It was read off by Slim Pickens who played the unforgettable Major Kong. David is now an official double-certified smart person and gets a double hoot from yours truly.

This is going to be a tough one. It's another in our series of visual-historical questions. Take a look at this rather ornate sarcophagus.

Quite a thing isn't it? You may want to click to embiggen. This is the final resting place of a famous dead person. The question is, who?


David said...

I hope I'm not the only one intriqued by your trivia. The tomb is that of John Paul Jones at the Naval Academy. It's a bit florid for my tastes, but then nobody asked me :-)

Glenn Whidden said...

Huzzah! You did it again David.

I don't know if you're the only one who checks out my trivia questions, but you seem to be the only one who knows the answers!

Jaquandor said...

I saw this a few days ago, made a mental note to investigate further, forgot about my mental note, came back here just now, saw it again, looked at comments, saw that it's already been answered, and quietly said to myself, "Bugger."