In the 19th century, the famous horror writer, Egdar Allan Poe,
book called ‘The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym’. It was about four
survivors of a shipwreck who were in an open boat for many days before
they decided to kill and eat the cabin boy whose name was Richard
Some years later, in 1884, the yawl, Mignonette, foundered, with only
four survivors, who were in an open boat for many days. Eventually the
three senior members of the crew, killed and ate the cabin boy. The
name of the cabin boy was Richard Parker.
In 1847, real estate investor Daniel Tyler
teamed with biologist Nathan Phoider in an attempt to eliminate traditional warfare and replace it with more effective and efficient biological warfare. Their first product, named after themselves was "Typhoid Fever." When the US Govt, heavily committed to guns and ammo, rejected their invention, the mad scientists infected an innocent woman woman at a soup kitchen who, in turn, spread the disease to epidemic proportions. She was known to history as "Typhoid Mary." The true origins of this disease were not known until 2007 when Bruce Cobalt, Director of Misinformation for the Republican National Committee, failed in his attempt to retro-blame typhoid fever on Saddam Husain, Al-Quida, Hillary Clinton, and Richard Parker.
One of the above stories is true.