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Klaus-Peter Sabotta Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Klaus-Peter Sabotta was an extortionist who sabotaged German railways in December 1998. Claiming to represent former employees of the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn, he demanded a ransom of DM10 million. As he attempted to collect the ransom at a filling station in Bavaria, he was ambushed by police and arrested. On February 4, 2000, he was convicted of attempted murder and attempted extortion and was sentenced to life imprisonment. What were the results of Sabotta's acts of tampering?

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Whirlyball

A team sport that combines elements of basketball, jai alai, lacrosse, and bumper cars, whirlyball was first developed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the early 1960s. Whirlyball players ride in small, crank-steered electric vehicles known as "Whirlybugs" and score points for their team by shooting a Wiffle Ball at the opposing team's target. Further complicating matters is the fact that players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands and must pass, catch, and shoot using what?

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Oscar de la Hoya

At the age of 19, de la Hoya made his professional debut in the world of boxing, following in the footsteps of his pugilist grandfather, father, and brother. He quickly made a name for himself as an international superstar, earning an Olympic gold medal for the US Boxing Team and winning 38 of 43 professional bouts. When de la Hoya defeated Felix Sturm in 2004, he became the first boxer in history to win world titles in six different weight divisions. How many punches did he throw in the fight?

Last updated on Thursday, 4th February 2010

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