Robert Franklin Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), aka the "Birdman of Alcatraz".
He ran away from home at 13, became a pimp at age 18 in Alaska, shot to death a John who didn’t pay and got violent with one of his girls at 19. Convicted of manslaughter, but then got known for being a violent predatory psychopath in the joint. Ended up stabbing a guard to death at age 26, for which he received the death penalty. His death sentence was commuted to life in solitary confinement by President Wilson. Stroud then went completely nuts - getting into ornithology at Leavenworth. He married an ornithology groupie by proxy. He got transferred to Alcatraz before getting transferred out to Missouri due to ailing health. He died of old age in that Missouri prison at the age of 73, having spent 42 of his 53 jail years in solitary.
Has anybody you known gone to jail for more than a week?
Have you ever touched an electric fence?
Law & Order: AZN. Frankly, the reason to have it is messed up.
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Give a piece of sports trivia that makes a not-so-great team seem amazing
TIL: The Soviets sent out a huge number of spies during the late Cold War to map the world.
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I haven't gone through this thread yet, but sharing it here in case it's of interest to you all: https://twitter.com/girlziplocked/status/1358069175684628487
"If you're a married millennial and considering leaving your husband because this pandemic proved to you the disutility of heterosexual marriage during a crisis, I would love for you to rant (anonymously) in my DMs so I can show my female friends they're not alone in this."
Yes a fraudster who defrauded investors to the tune of $48 million spent on private jets, a luxury lifestyle, and hollywood production deals while his company was still private. He did this by selling shell company stock to individual investors which reputedly held equity in the underlying company, however that was untrue. The SEC punished him with a 6-month sentence in Federal prison for tax evasion and improper campaign contributions. However, he is out of prison now and trying to defend himself in the larger fraud case which has yet to go to trial.
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