Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Performers Promoted An Album Release With Giant Statues Of Themself?

Michael Jackson
Kanye West
Bono
Mariah Carey

Answer: Michael Jackson

Back in 1996, nearly a dozen enormous statues popped up around the world standing thirty feet tall, weighing around 20,000 pounds, and displaying the sculpted visage of none other than the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

The statues were massive replicas of the statue Jackson had commissioned from sculptor Diana Walczak for the cover of his 1996 album HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I. The sculpture portrayed Jackson in his then trademark pseudo-military costume of choice, stylized bandoleers across his chest, fists clenched, and jaw set as he gazed off into the distance. The album release was accompanied by a global tour and the statues served as a very high profile promotional item with the massive Michaels stationed in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, and even towed right down the Thames in London on a barge.

While few of the statues remain today, the one in the Netherlands was donated by Jackson to a local Ronald McDonald House Charity which in turn auctioned it off. The statue, seen here, was purchased, fittingly, by the owner of a local McDonald’s Best. It has remained at that location and, after Michael’s death in 2009, became a shrine for local fans.

Trivia

Hard

The Best Selling PC Game Of All Time Is?

Trivia

Hard

Which State Contains Both The Highest And Lowest Point In The Contiguous United States?

Trivia

Hard

An Outbreak In Which Multiplayer Video Game Attracted the Attention of Epidemiologists?

Trivia

Hard

The Wreck Of The Titanic Was Discovered While Searching For?

Trivia

Hard

One Of The Hills Of Rome Is Composed Almost Entirely Of What?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of Our Solar System Neighbors Would Fit Into Russia?

Trivia

Easy

A Person Who Uses Online Communities But Doesn’t Participate Is Known As A?

Trivia

Easy

Which Star Trek Character Was Added Specifically To Appeal To Teenage Viewers?

Trivia

Hard

Rather Than Buy Locally, It’s Cheaper To Fly Roundtrip From Australia To The US For What?

Trivia

Hard

In 1983, Which One Of These Product Categories Was Gutted By A Market Crash?