Mehran Karimi Nasseri is an Iranian refugee who spent 18 years living in the departure lounge of Terminal One at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. After the briefcase containing his refugee documents was stolen, there was no country for French immigration to deport him to, and he refused efforts to relocate him anywhere other than England. His story was the loose inspiration for the 2004 film The Terminal. Who played the main character in that film?
What was Canadian artist and model Rick Genest’s nickname before his untimely death in 2018 at the age of 32?
In 2011, Genest appeared in a music video for a pop artist, catapulting him to mainstream fame. What was the name of the artist?
What was the name of the Lady Gaga video that Genest appeared in?
Which bizarre actor known for his strange behavior, odd choice of roles, and obsession with Superman was once stalked by a mime?
What famous rock ‘n’ roll artist was Cage obsessed with, even going so far as to marry the star’s daughter?
A man named Paul Karason used a silver compound for over a decade in order to “promote rejuvenation.” What bizarre side effect did his ingestion of silver have?
What fictional character was Karason often referred to as because of his blue skin?
What was the name of oddball director John Waters’ muse, who appeared most memorably in his film Pink Flamingos?
Nikola Tesla was famous for his eccentricities as well as his brilliant work with electrical currents. He also had a notoriously violent feud with what other genius?
Classic Hollywood director Howard Hughes was known as much for his films as his bizarre behavior later in life. What famous actor portrayed Hughes in the biopic about him, titled The Aviator?
From his bizarrely styled mustache to the content of his art, Salvador Dali was one weird fellow. What art movement was he most closely associated with?
What did Vietnamese herbalist Tran Van Hey grow for 50 years—from the time he was 29 years old until his death in 2010 at the age of 79?
Hunter S. Thompson worked and lived with unparalleled energy and enthusiasm, leaving a trail of bizarre stories in his wake. What type of writing is his work often referred to as?
What is the name used to refer to the mythical source of eternal life that many historical figures have tried to chase down, including Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon?
What is the name of the prize given as a parody of the Nobel Prize, awarded to people who had the most questionable contribution to research that year?
A woman from Bolton, England, became a real-life Bionic Woman when she had all but two of her joints replaced. What was the reason for the replacements?
A Korean woman named Hang Mioku became addicted to plastic surgery in an attempt to bolster her career. A doctor gave her a needle and silicone so she could do procedures on herself. When she ran out of silicone, what substance did she inject her own face with?
What was Robert Wadlow (1918-1940) known for during his lifetime?
What is actress Jalisa Thompson’s strange talent, having made her a two-time winner in Ripley’s “Great Face Off” contest, where people compete to see who can make the funniest, weirdest faces?
A woman named Asha Mandela has 55-foot dreadlocks. What is the nickname that she’s given herself?
A Russian woman named Natasha Demkina claims to have mysterious medical powers, which would be laughable if not for the facts that multiple doctors and surgeons who have witnessed her powers and believe that they’re real. What does she claim she can do?
Why is Wim Hoff, a Dutch man, nicknamed Iceman?
Why was Dede Koswara, an Indonesian man, known as the “Tree Man”?
Romario Dos Santos Alves is a bodybuilder from Brazil who has gone to extreme lengths to emulate which fictional character?
How did German woman Michelle Kobke shrink her waist down to 16 inches from 25 inches, where she started?
Eric the “Lizardman” Sprauge is an American sideshow performer. What has he done to his body to garner the “Lizardman” nickname?
Annie Hawkins-Turner is the name of the woman with the world’s largest natural breasts. Why has she refused breast reduction surgery?
Jill Price, an American woman from Southern California, has a condition called hyperthymesia. What does the condition entail?
How did Mexican lawyer Maria Jose Cristerna transform herself into a vampire-like woman?
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