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July 28, 2014

#1400: D.B. Cooper

D.B. Cooper

[[A stick person stands in front of a board with a bulleted list, using a pointer to indicate. The board reads:]]

D.B. Cooper

(“Dan Cooper”)

Hijacked a plane in the 1970s. On landing, demanded money and parachutes. Jumped from plane mid-flight and was never found.

-Vanished mysteriously with large amount of money

-Real age

name unknown

-Ambiguous, possibly affected speaking style (“negotiable American currency”)

-Fate unknown

[[Again the stick person gestures towards a board behind him which reads:]

Tommy Wiseau


Wrote, directed, and starred in

The Room

, a film widely hailed as “The

Citizen Kane

of bad movies”.

-Appeared mysteriously with large amount of money

-Colleague says he’s much older than he claims.

-Ambiguous, possibly affected speaking style (“You are tearing me apart, Lisa!”)

-Background unknown

[[An FBI sketch of Cooper appears side-by-side with a flickr photo by Al Pavangkana of Wiseau. The person is standing at the board, responding to someone in the audience, who is out of panel.]]

Audience member: This is the dumbest theory I’ve ever heard.

Stick figure: But it explains