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Trivia: What a way to go

Some famous personalities have died under rather odd circumstances. Gregory Rasputin, the "Mad Monk of Russia" who controlled Tsar Nicholas II through his wife Alexandra, was intensely disliked by the Russian nobles. In December 1916, a group of noblemen poisoned, shot, stabbed and beat the mystic, but none of this killed him. They finally had to tie Rasputin up and throw him into a frozen river before he died from drowning!

What turn-of-the-century pioneer of interpretive dance was killed when her long scarf became entangled in the rear wheel of her car and strangled her?

This week's winners will each win two LSC movie tickets and one large tub of popcorn, courtesy of LSC.

Showing this weekend:

Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Female Perversions in 26-100

Fri 7:30 p.m. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari / Sherlock Jr.* in 10-250

Sat 7 & 10 p.m. A Clockwork Orange in 26-100

Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Female Perversions / A Clockwork Orange in 26-100

*Silent with live piano accompaniment by Professor Marty Marks

Send your answer to by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Two random drawings from all of the correct entries will be held to determine this week's two winners.

This feature was brought to you by the CAC Program Board. Today's factoids are by the MIT Quiz Bowl team. Members of the quiz bowl team are not eligible.