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In 2013, an Italian man under house arrest asked to go to prison to escape his wife.
A study asked over 5,000 people about five fabricated political events: 50% remembered the false event while 27% even remembered to have seen it on the news.
Isaac Newton was a Member of Parliament for a year and said only one sentence: he asked a nearby usher to close an open window.
Yucatan, Mexico, was named after a misunderstanding. Spaniards asked the locals what was the place called. They replied “Yucatan,” which in their language means “I don’t understand you.”
Elvis Presley once asked his limo driver, “Do you own this limo or do you work for the company?” He responded, “I work for the company.” Elvis said, “Well, you own it now.” The limo driver’s tip was the limo.
Alex, an African grey parrot, was the first and only non-human animal to ask an existential question: he asked what color he was.
NASA engineers asked Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, if 100 tampons was the right number for her 7-day trip to space.
When asked what his IQ was, Stephen Hawking said “I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.”
There is a “Gospel of Judas” not found in the Bible that speaks of Judas as the only one of Jesus’ disciples who fully understood his teachings. He turned Jesus over to the Romans because Jesus asked him to.
When Salvador Dali was asked if he did drugs, he said “I don’t do drugs… I am drugs.”
An inmate filed a US$5 million lawsuit against himself. He claimed that he violated his own civil rights by getting arrested. He then asked the state to pay because he has no income in jail.
Tony the Tiger, Kellogg’s Frosties mascot, once asked followers to stop sending him anthropomorphic animal porn via Twitter.
Quentin Tarantino asked Kurt Cobain to play heroin dealer part in Pulp Fiction.
Rosa Parks was sitting in the colored section of the bus during the infamous incident in Montgomery; she was asked to vacate her seat, in the front row of the colored section, because the white portion of the bus was filled.
George Clooney once was asked if he would ever play a gay role, his response was “I already did — as Batman”
An anonymous serial killer was arrested in 2005 after sending a floppy disk with his name and church stored on it. He asked police if they could trace a floppy disk and they said “no.”
Thomas Fantet de Lagny was a mathematician. On his deathbed, he was asked, “What is the square of 12?” His last words: “One hundred and forty-four.”