In the 19th century, the famous horror writer, Egdar Allan Poe, wrote a 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 Parker. 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.