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IN History & Culture ON 29 May, 2016
No, Jaqen H'qar is not in this list because we think there are people who have done more than killing three men and there are people who have had a greater level of secrecy about their work that has really changed many things in the world. So here we bring you the eight most mysterious blokes in the world who dodged popularity and public appearance in a smart way.
This is the name used by the person who invented the bitcoin. The authenticity of the name is still a mystery. The bitcoins have made him come across as a genius. He currently has over a million of them which would roughly be $400 million.
He first infiltrated the CIA, then became a part of the Czech intelligence service, then he returned to the US and got a doctorate in philosophy from the Columbia University. Then he got a job in KJB, the secret service agency of Russia but he betrayed them under the influence of CIA. He was later arrested by the FBI but they couldn't build a strong case against him and after that nothing was known of the man.
When the WTC was attacked, the whole world was in the panic and in the numerous photos that were taken of the incident was this one in which this man is seen falling. Until today, no one has been able to identify this guy.
This woman committed suicide in the 18th century in France near the Seine river, thus the name, 'the unknown woman of Seine.' No one ever found out the reason of her death or who she was but the Coroner thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world and had a mortar cast made of her face. This made her popular all over the world.
If you have seen Prison Break, I don't need to say more. Yes, it is not a fictional character and a real D. B. Cooper did exist. He hijacked a plane and demanded about $2,00,000. He threatened that if his demands were not met he would blow off the plane. So he got the money and jumped off the plane with a parachute and the cash and was never seen again. Poof!
Thirty seven murders, four cryptograms and one which was deciphered and read: "I like killing people because it so much fun, it is more fun than killing wild game in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal of all, to kill something gives me the most thrilling experience it is even more than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die I will reborn in paradise and they I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down or atop my collection of slaves for my afterlife." Many were suspected but not one knows who this man was.
After the grave tragedy of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, when the military was entering the city, a man pulled this stunt by standing in front of the tanks, not letting them get through. The man became famous instantly with this photo but his identity remains unknown.
Every 19th January which happens to be Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, the Poe Toaster used to visit the grave of the great author. He used to walk with a bottle of Cognac and raise a toast to Poe's grave and leave half the bottle and three roses for the grave. He did it for 61 years from 1949 to 2010 and then the tradition just stopped. No one knows who he was.
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