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APCs Insider, September 24, 2010

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Which part of his body did Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards insure for one million pounds?

a.      Index finger, left hand
b.      Index finger, right hand
c.      Middle finger, left hand
d.      Middle finger, right hand
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Last week’s question
Edmond Dantès is better known as which fictional character?
a.     Count of Monte Cristo
b.     Hunchback of Notre Dame
c.      Man in the Iron Mask
d.      Zorro
The correct answer is A. Edmond Dantès is the title character in Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. Dumas may have gotten the idea for the character of Edmond from a story that he found in a book compiled by Jacques Peuchet, archivist to the French police.
According to Peuchet, a shoemaker named Pierre Picaud was living in Nîmes in 1807 and was engaged to a rich woman. Three jealous friends falsely accused him of being a spy for Britain, and he was sent to prison for seven years. A fourth friend knew about the plot, but remained silent. During Picaud’s imprisonment, a dying fellow prisoner bequeathed him a treasure hidden in Milan. When Picaud was released in 1814, he took the treasure, returned under another name to Paris, and spent 10 years plotting his successful revenge against his former friends.

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