Wow last week went by so fast and now it’s time again for Top Ten Tuesday. This week my list consists of the 10 people I would love to sit down with around the dinner table and strike up random conversation. My perfect round table would be made up of…
1. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) -Tesla was an inventor and mechanical, electrical engineer. Due to his sometimes bizarre claims about technological developments he was ostracized and labeled as a mad scientist.
2. Claude Monet (1840-1926)- Monet was the founder of French impressionist painting. The majority of his paintings are of water or nature. One of his most famous paintings is named the “Water Lilies.”
3. Wolfgang Amadues Mozart (1756-1791)- Mozart was the influential composer of the Classical Era. He composed over six hundred musical pieces. He died at age 35 from kidney failure and was buried in a poor man’s grave.
4. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)-Gandhi known as the “Great Soul” was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India and Indian independence movement. He lived very modestly and ate a simple vegetarian diet.
5. Michel de Nostredame (1503-1566)-Better recognized as the Latinized name Nostradamus. Known for his prophetic works and his book Les Propheties.
6. Harry Houdini (1874-1926)- Born as Ehrich Weiss, was a brilliant magician, stunt performer, skeptic and investigator of spiritualists. He died of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix on Halloween 1926 at the age of 52.
7. Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos (1967-present)-Criss Angel the star and creator of A&E’s Network show Mindfreak . He is a very popular magician, illusionist, stunt performer, musician, actor, and escapologist.
8. Steven Victor Tallarico (1948-present)-Steven Tyler the lead singer of the rock group Aerosmith.
9. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)- Poe was an American short story writer, poet, and editor. His poem “The Raven” is widely known and recognized in the national literature.
10. Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593)-Giuseppe was an amazing Italian painter who was best known for his portraits made entirely of fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books.
Some of his works…