Its members do central heating and air conditioning. For good reason. Merchant seamen shut down work aboard ships by "striking" their sails — lowering them — and that's where labor's word "strike" came from. The illegitimate son of King Edward VII was Edward James. Some translations of Exodus XXII, 18 read: "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." Every Greek statue of a naked female depicts a goddess. You can't call it "Port" wine, according to the law of Portugal, unless the grapes were grown in Porto. That appellation was then attached to borrowers who defaulted, and finally to politicians serving out their last terms. Their version of "Sic 'em!" Researchers conjecture that Italian men took so much pride in the danger that they ran risks on purpose. A: Wales, almost. It was he who decreed no unmarried woman could own more than one dress, unless she'd inherited a castle. However, history records she did wipe herself down daily with melted butter. A: Spears, peels, slices and eats it with a knife and fork. According to the historical footnotes, it was a tradition of Roman soldiers before going into battle to meet with their beauticians to have their hair curled and lacquered. Serve it warm and it's just like soup. Q: I've read horse collars weren't invented until about A.D. 1000. Diodorus Siculus, writing in 36 BCE, described how the druids followed "the Pythagorean doctrine", that human souls "are immortal and after a prescribed number of years they commence a ��� It was physicist Benjamin Thompson who in the late 1700s while experimenting with heat, invented baked Alaska. You can get creative with this data. So say today's scholars. Then that culture chose to set the start of each day as the start of the daily time cycle. Reasonable. In 1680, Maryland colonists noted in their records they ran out of supplies so fought off starvation by eating oysters. The only Zodiac sign that doesn't have a living creature as its symbol is Libra with its Balance. They could pierce armor at 400 yards. Builders kept it in mind for centuries thereafter. Q: What country produces the sharpest knives? Q: Didn't the Egyptians once use cats in warfare? Cyrus sentenced the river to death. Many had bone fractures — 20 percent of the males, 50 percent of the females. For a year only — in 1684. If you have several, you've got a fesnyng. Her many reincarnations included Helen of Troy, among others, and she finally was reincarnated as Helen, a slave and prostitute in the Phoenician city of Tyre. A: She bet Marc Antony she could drink 10 million sisteria — maybe $500,000 — worth of wine at one sitting. …while analysing the imagery and furiously trying to remember ‘Her’*, the image began to fade and the dream moved on... Q: ...(L) OK, let me say this. Scottish Proverb No. A: From British soldiers. Franciscan monks in the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin wear cloaks with hoods that fall in a V over their foreheads. But if it went out, sorry, Jack. weren't all that much different. So such a conscripted light cavalryman came to be known as a "one in 20" — a Hussar. Q: If a sheet in sailor-talk is not a sail, what is it? Q: Those workers who built the Great Wall of China, what did they eat? Holy writ. some but not all language scholars think that's where we got the phrase "clip joint.". Ivy leaves grow toward the largest light. The gladiolus was another of nature's numerous early care packages. Did I say the King James Version of the Bible didn't contain the word "whale"? What are believed to be literature's first space aliens got here in 1751 — in Voltaire's "Micromegas.". Almost but not quite all the important cities in Europe were founded around monasteries. Few realize cocoa got to Europe before tea did. You know those hollow chambers in bamboo? You know what Michelangelo called himself? Q: Where's the biggest glacier in Europe? But the Pacific is bulgier. In Chrétien de Troyes' late 12th-century Old French. You didn't? This was why men's show fashion all over Europe near the end of the 15th century dictated square-tipped duck's beak shoes. Not enough to handle the 44 sounds in their spoken tongues. Q: If know the names of the kings in a playing card deck traditionally are David, Alexander, Caesar and Charles. The Netherlands town of Edam — where those redcoated cheese balls come from — has a coat of arms: a cow with three stars. The Netherlands was at war with Spain. So called because some people in the 18th century got sick on harmless tomatoes when told they were poisonous. In this guise she is most often referred to as Kore, signifying both ‘daughter’ and ‘, The English word iron derives ultimately from Proto-Germanic *isarnan, which is also the source of the German name Eisen. You've read dinner guests in 17th-century France had to bring their own knives. Q: Among the Tuaregs of the Sahara, I've read, it's the men, not the women, who wear veils. A: Since 1498 — six years after Columbus first sailed west. Those rivers fork into each other, but their waters don't. In writing? They flow side by side without mingling for about 12 miles. So there were 268 Maltese falcons. And the mice, I suppose, to feed the mummified cats. An unidentified feline fancier says: "Thousands of years ago, cats were worshiped as gods, and cats have never forgotten it.". Rome. It's a matter of historical record that the Romans invented the folding pocket knife. What's therein comes from the sweet bay laurel, a broadleaf evergreen with glossy deep-green leaves. The ancient Babylonians gave her back to the returned soldier as though she were property. Not every word mechanic accepts the common explanation that the "bull" in "bulldog" comes from that canine's history in bull-baiting spectacles. Heavy usage of concrete. Lottery tickets. That's why Scandinavian "by-laws" are so called, too. History records that Sir Isaac Newton lost the equivalent of about $2 million speculating on South Sea stocks. It is also one of the more comprehensive inventories of both vintage rugs as well as antique carpets that you will find anywhere (online or ��� In India's Konorak, statues decorate the ancient Surya Temple, and some of same are said to be so risque, they startle approaching visitors on the stairs below, and in such wide-eyed, open-mouthed stance, those shocked newcomers sometimes fall backward and injure themselves. These, it's believed, were the first candy canes. Earliest auctions on record at hand go back to 450 B.C. What we call whooping cough the Koreans call donkey cough. Some present. L) Well, I think that obviously "tribal" means physiological spiritual union profile, and that that may have something to do with what we were talking about at a previous session when we asked about Caesar's soul group. Don't know who sold him that notion, but it was a pretty good way to move artichokes. Any British prostitute who worked the docks was called a "docky" in the 16th century. That atrocity for trophy is ancient. Q: What are the people of Azerbaijan called? In 1608. Am I correct here about a tribal group being like a soul group? A: Because it was first reported back to Europe in the early 1500s by the adventurous Spaniard named Juan de Bermudez. A: Goes back to when Indians stripped off corn kernels with mussel shells. If you believe in the sanctity of all life, you just about have to believe in reincarnation. He taught this: "People with big ears tend to chatter overmuch about nothing in particular." What he did with the peasant girls didn't count. Had to, maybe. Ideally, they averred, if he were 24, she should be 8. Both Socrates and Plato believed students learn best from teachers who speak well rather than from writers who write well. Buddhist priests understand that. Early turquoises came from Iran, not Turkey, but in their shipment through Turkey they picked up the French word for Turkish in their name. Q: What did Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great have in common? Report is our "to curry favor" is a twist on the original term in the poem: "To curry Favel." Perhaps your subconsciousness is telling you that you should learn Greek. Lots of people have eaten alfalfa. So 8.5 percent of his entire written vocabulary were words he made up. Q: Who was the first king addressed as "Your Majesty"? Q: When was it legal in old Rome for parents to kill their infants? If you put St. Peter's Basilica, St. Paul's of London and the cathedrals of Florence and Milan all in one spot, they still wouldn't cover as much ground — 13 acres — as does Egypt's Great Pyramid. A: "Dry Tortugas"? In Greek, "philo" means "love" and "dendron" means "tree. "Manhattan" came from Indian words meaning "high island," according to most authorities. Romans saw Hera as Juno, Aphrodite and Venus. An algebra scholar named Robert Record of England's Oxford created the equal (=) sign in 1557. A: Call it a dead heat. "Lar" meant thief. Client asks if intense thought burns calories. Before electric lighting, almost every grownup on earth knew that the moon rises about 50 minutes later every night than the night before, but hardly anybody remembers that anymore. Alfred the Great's translation of Orosius's history of the world uses. Sheepherders long have claimed the black sheep is smarter than the other sheep. These, from before Roman times. History has had its share of skilled leaders - Julius Caesar, Hannibal, and later Napoleon. That worked. A: England until deep into the 19th century. Such was what inspired the captain to name the world's fastest clipper ship — with its figurehead of a woman in scanty wrap — the Cutty Sark. Everybody knows the Dalmatian was once the preferred dog of the Gypsies along the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia. A: Research reveals "Benedict" in this menu term is a variation of Benedick, a character in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" It was the custom of women in ancient Egypt to pluck all the hair from their heads and then buff their scalps to a high shine. The Pilgrims fattened their hogs on clams. And what did it mean originally? Until they shaped a few with the tools at hand. Q: Where were headquarters of Attila the Hun? Their identity is still recognized in the names of which two countries? Q: Who was the only monarch of France to remain faithful to his wife? "By" is the common Scandinavian word for village. Moisture within cheese lets mold form. Ovid did. You most likely didn't eat 4-1/2 pounds of licorice last year. William Shakespeare coined more than 1,700 words. Penalty for stealing a Pekinese in old China was death. The job of the alpine St. Bernard dogs was not to bring to safety the snowbound, but to go by the most direct route to the victim, and thus mark a trail for the rescuing monks. It stuck for a while, but was too clumsy to last. Both our game words "serve" and "tennis" started there. Science has traced the off-color gene to the same place in Central Asia where both the blue-tongued bears and the blue-tongued chow chows originated. Those who've never seen Egypt's pyramids up close find their actual size a little hard to grasp. Under Peter the Great in old Russia, a man arrested for public drunkenness was punished by having a 17-pound medal chained to his neck for some prescribed time. A: Its name came from "umbra," Latin for "shadow," for one thing. Thereat, both men and women welcomed visitors. Here are my favorite Sex & The City Quotes! Might be stretching it to say the boomerang was invented in Poland, but it's true that the first known boomerang, carved from a mammoth's tusk about 23,000 years ago, turned up in what's now Poland. So easy. Took two days to talk him into going aboard. For me, it's for sure labradorite. ", "Taps" dates back to the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648. Goes back to Shakespeare's time and earlier. Is 24 years old too old to play Pokemon Go. One on Rhode Island's State Capitol. Julius Caesar rules Roman Empire: 46 BC — 44 BC Herod the Great reigns as King of the Jews: 37 BC — 4 BC Jesus born: 6—4 BC Neither the Old Testament nor the New Testament have much to say about the timeline between Malachi and the birth of John the Baptist. A: Landmass movement. History shows lotteries started centuries ago, grew popular, then fell out of favor off and on ever since. The rhino charges aimlessly and — whoosh! Paris Opera Director Jean Baptiste Lully stabbed himself in the foot with his long baton that year. Trace back the word "butler" and you'll get "bottle bearer.". Our word "hearse" came from the Latin for "harrow.". The modern convention of A2 and A3 dates, once more, from Descartes, as does the use of letters of the alphabet to stand systematically for ��� A: Know of nonesuch now. It's only about 100 years old. Spanish explorers saw wisps of mist in Florida's Everglades and thought they were gaseous images of the Holy Ghost. We travel upon the oceans of light across the waves of time, His "external intention" which clearly works the way Cs described non-anticipation has become some kind of, ...my take on the 3/5 code, when taken in the context of the discussion where it was bruited, is that we have 3 centers until we work, at which point we can acquire access to two higher centers and become 5, or a "star.". They chewed spices to enhance the experience. "Jack, be nimble. I mean, can good medicine fail to work because people think it won't? showed three continents about equal size labeled Europe, Asia and Libya. If you like old houses, you might want to visit Ipswich, Mass. You are using an out of date browser. An archeologist now working in Egypt believes about three out of 10 artifacts ancient Egyptians left behind remain undiscovered. The law of early England stipulated that a condemned lord could choose to be hanged with a silk rope. If true, that would make it the oldest adhesive known so far. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. Brut is in the legends as the first King of Britain, founder of the line that produced Coel, the Old King Cole of the nursery rhyme, and Arthur, the Round Table king. Nations run by rulers who want to live peaceably are inclined to promote birth control. The suit of armor is not what saved the knight on horseback. In 1670, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral handed out sugar sticks bent into the shape of shepherds' crooks, highly symbolic in Christian history. A: Maybe, but some French court popularized the 17th-century French court popularized high heels for another reason. Q: You said Queen Victoria was the first of the European monarchs to close the bathroom door. Much of East Africa is close to the equator. The French word "cahute" means cabin. The Dutch word "bradewijn" means "wine that has been burned" — an allusion to wine distilled over fire — and out of it came our word for "brandy.". I think people should find out if they have any ancestors or deceased relatives or somebody who were good and decent people who one can talk to mentally or communicate with by writing letters to them, or dream communication, and ask them for protection. Cut something in half, and both its halves in half, then all those halves in half, and you'll finally come up with something too small to cut in half. Atoms do not exist. JavaScript is disabled. Fig trees there appeared to be bearded. Aristotle believed men have more teeth than women. Why he so long was regarded as a bright fellow I do not know. We also know they didn't make a daily diet of their own kind. But when older women married younger men and older men married younger women, that was all right. Just who are the good guys? Contestants in the ancient Olympics were penalized instantly for infractions of the rules. Such was the erroneous belief in Colonial days. This situation is sufficient excuse for the publication of a new book of translations of important mediæval documents, if such a book does more than reedit old ��� Adolf Hitler took up this policy. Thought it might discourage memory. Englanders of old told fortunes that way. What's certain is ginger was the favorite spice in her day. So it was called "cord of the king." An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. The gens claimed descent from Iulus, who was in some manner connected with Aeneas, although the traditions differed with respect to the details. That's a guess. Studious researchers found he used 20,138 different words in all his works. That's right. Or so the word mechanics think. Q: How come Italy's Rome doesn't have a subway system? Overthrew Etruscan king and made Roman Republic oligarchy. So he was given a title that in Latin meant "I have spoken." The First Thought then descended into the lower regions and created the angels. Soldiers. It's a matter of ecclesiastical record that St. Bernard of Clairvaux once excommunicated the flies in a monastery. Avoid pain. "Kissing" in ancient Rome was of three kinds: "basium" between acquaintances, "osculum" between close friends, and "suavium" between lovers. She was suddenly helpless. Despite all the crazy things going on in the world, have noticed a funny sense of dream 'chiding' since procrastinating on concluding this narrative, so it seems I'll need to overcome that reluctance sooner or later. An anonymous student of humans wrote: "History repeats itself because nobody was listening the first time.". It's how we came by that comfortable bit of vernacular for a very important person — "high mucky muck.". The Bedouin nomad rotates his tent panels. Last time there was a February 30 was in 11 B.C. The Commentaries, Old, New, and derivative, on the Book of the Law, Liber Al vel Legis, featuring a holograph comparison, notes from numerous editors through time, and the consolidation of the Qabalistic Appendix which had been intended from the first by the Beast. His peers thought him a sissy. It derives from the Old French words le (the) and e. ... a gear ratio higher than that of direct drive (the usual top gear)... Q: (L) Who were Enlil and Enki...of Sumerian stories? Long falls. Daniel is a masculine given name and a surname of Hebrew origin... and derives from two early biblical figures...the best known Daniel is the hero of the Book of Daniel who interprets dreams and receives apocalyptic visions...founder of the Israelite Tribe of Dan. "Aggravate" used to mean "to make heavy.". Or so goes the story. Nearby was mined a black iron oxide with polarity properties. Year around there the sun rises every day at about the same time — 6 a.m. That's our time. Q: What were the first standardized serially produced items made by humans? Maybe not. Nowhere else in western history has there been anything quite like that patriarchal system. A: Norse legend. The cold shoulder, he says, is not a figure of speech. In 1703, the old pirate got mad at his ship's master, one Capt. Remarkable what governments do to prop up their nations' ailing industries. If you're going to own a camel, feed it, or it'll eat your tent. Time was under old Roman law when a father could sell his children at will or even kill them. Onions rank No. His contemporaries did. So advised that philosophical Greek Epicurus. And so she was back then. If he wanted one, he had to rent her. 1177C in our Love and War man's file, labeled "Multiple Marriage," is this Scottish proverb: "Never marry a widow unless her first husband was hanged.". Gold toothpicks go back at least to 3500 B.C. A: Cahokia. Take along some seeds, and you'll never starve on a desert island. In those beings’ own way, and by right, any one of them, if it so desires, has the power to keep the flame of awareness; the power to disobey the summons to ‘die and be consumed’. "Thremilce" is what the Anglo-Saxons once called May, because their cows then could be milked three times a day. They renamed the place "Manahachtanienk" — "meaning "where everybody got drunk.". Am told a traditional Chinese painting has two intriguing features: the open corner, which allows the viewer's eye to enter the painting, and an area left unfinished, which lets observers complete the picture in their own imaginations. In Tibet once, salt cakes stamped with Kublai Khan's imperial seal were used for money. This consists of the following four broad classes, the last of which will not be dealt with in any detail in this course: 1. Or their word for it. Spanish proverb: "He who wants to grow rich in a year will be hanged in a month.". Catherine de Medici dipped snuff. Ancient Greeks wanted nothing but winners in their military. That convinced almost everybody he was smart. Q: Why did women start wearing high heels? Ancient tradition calls for wives and girls to give themselves in courtesy to any traveling man who visits the oasis town of Hami in China's northwestern desert. But the average Hollander did. Legend suggests outsiders thought the Gotham folk dimwitted. Others report Coronado brought over the Churro sheep from Spain in 1540. A: That's one notion. Some artist gave our ancestors the notion that Atlas held aloft the earth. According to some historians, it was the women of ancient Egypt who were the sexual aggressors. Or almost first. How many islands in the British Isles? Q: In Shakespeare's day, sassafras tea, made with roots imported from the colonies, was a craze in England. She dropped two pearls, supposedly her bet's worth, into her cup, waited however long, then drank the contents to win. Teach your dog to put up its paw when you say, "Tabhair dom do lamh." Some lizards. Rubbed on wounds. Nobody knows. An ancient Polish proverb ranks the intensity of love that others feel for you in this descending order: No. "Finance" in Latin meant "to end a debt." You still see them there. Neolithic architecture is the architecture of the Neolithic period. There were bumblebees but no honeybees hereabouts until the colonists brought them over. Even as women in general have suffered sever discriminations from the beginning, so have women in particular held extraordinary power. What I call it is what you called it. You can say this, also, about sheep and goats. In Switzerland, it was. So why is the bamboo plant called that? Poets. That's possible out there. Q: You said the ancient Greeks were the big kissers. Hardly noteworthy numbers for potentates. 36A: "One may survive distress, but not disgrace.". You recall those Sumerians, certainly. For 12 years. The only thing the king cobra eats is another snake. The etiquette of the era was plain and simple: It was not proper for a widow to receive a marriage proposal while the body of her late husband was still in the house. A piece of popular nonsense, that. I thought that that would be kind of a useful thing. In the historic footnotes about it is a lone-line report that in battles with Greeks, its cavalrymen rode ostriches. Nowhere else can they find such a consistent pool of unmixed human genes for scientific study. Scalping has been common among combatants of different races. A: The Hurons ate him. Sailors also had a counter superstition: "A woman aboard ship makes the sea angry.". A: Somebody spread the word that Indians drank sassafras broth to treat syphilis. A: Know of none. Otters do. Heavy rains filled the great hollow cone with water, making a deep crater lake, and the torrents turned the mountainsides to mud. That's what the Greek scholar Democritus figured. Madder. A 14th-century satirical poem tells how a certain king's courtiers tried to get on his better side by doing chores around the castle. Sewed up the wound of the patient, declaring success, only to note the unfortunate shortly died of gangrene. And proportionately deadlier, too, than the pandemic influenza of 1918 that killed an estimated 21.64 million people in North America, Europe and part of Asia. We the people are wondrously slow to see the obvious, are we not? Before coffee, too. However, all three of these men must pay homage to a single individual and his army. Sir, our Love and War man advises, "Speak softly to your lady and quote that great Greek Euripides, who said, 'Where there is no wine, there is no love.'" But on the coast of Ecuador, it's now known, Pizarro's men so powdered countless bushels of real emeralds. Consider this: They contain enough stone and mortar, it's claimed, to build a wall 10 feet high and five feet wide from New York City to Los Angeles. A blow of a swan's wing can break a man's arm. Q: Why do you and others sometimes tack a rhetorical "what?" In one operation, it's recorded, he: 1. Antlers are bone, horns are mostly skin. Few realize, though, that the cattle of Shetland are likewise diminutive. Fingers. Curious how so many peoples have had war gods. Every Greek vase painted with a naked female depicts a prostitute. ", In this one way more than any other have clans throughout history rid themselves of unwanted people — they've set fire to the unwanted's house, hut, hovel, shed, tent, whatever. Q: Understand a few early settlers of the Jamestown colony went immediately to live with the Indians. It's now thought Christopher Columbus spotted such worms, and was overjoyed, certain he knew what they were. Two-story buildings, three story buildings, so on. To survive, she had to remarry, quickly, if possible. Earlier, that sad fact created the "lying in state" practice among the high born. Q: You said the Japanese "sukiyaki" means "roast hoe," but how did it come to be a food dish? In tombs of ancient Egypt have been found manuscripts with maps to show the deceased how to get to the next world. Q: Who actually brought the first horses to the Western Hemisphere? Why blue? A rhino must be put together in some special way. In reverence of piety, valor, loyalty, courtesy and gentleness toward women. When they migrated into Europe, they were labeled as displaced Egyptians, so were called gypsies, then identified as wandering Romanians, because in their native language Romanes they call themselves Romanies. Dice. He brightened their spirits the next year by softly selling his way to freedom. The original constable was a stable boy. It was in 1676 that the English physician Sir Thomas Millington first discovered that plants have sex lives. When you play chess in Poland, your bishop is not a bishop but a "messenger." You may recall our Love and War man has said a popular utterance on a first date is: "I want to know more about you." The Pharaoh Ramses was called Ramses the Great in part because he was so tall for his time — 5-foot-8. Citation / Cómo citar este artículo: Fernández, Víctor M. (2019) ““What the great Alexander and the famous Julius Caesar wanted so much to see”. A marriage between people near the same age meant trouble. A: Papyrus is a tall marsha plant otherwise known as sedge. 'What am I going to do with all this?' Warriors of Rome’s Thirteenth Twin Legion, veterans of the violent Gallic wars that had consumed much of the Roman Republic’s martial energy over the previous decade, stood on the bank of the Rubicon river on the edge of their homeland... ...the name of a city in northern England. According to the historical footnotes, he had to walk on crutches because his toenails were 10 inches long. A: Hunter lingo. Unfortunately, his horse drowned in a river. It survives falls that kill other big beasts. . Later called the canter. Why? That a "No Loitering" sign was posted at an ancient cemetery near Mill River, Mass., is not noteworthy. The first in war and peace, he rose by wars, which closed in triumphs, and by civic deeds to glory quickly won, and even more his offspring's love exalted him as a new, a heavenly, sign and brightly ��� Among those who staged the "Oberammergau Passion Play" in Bavaria, Germany, it was the tradition of almost four centuries for the actress who played the Virgin Mary to be a virgin. And one other thing: If his wife mourned the deaths of his parents for three years, he couldn't divorce her thereafter. A: A sundial's shadow rotates clockwise in the northern hemisphere. Q: What's the title of the national anthem of San Marino? Mythology had it that souls were ferried to Hades across the River Styx. 153B: "Nodding the head does not row the boat.". What are the names of the queens? Just because it looks like a horse doesn't mean it's a horse. Even the ancient Egyptians raised such. The historical footnotes say they were serious in their stated belief that "the purpose of rain is to make people wet.". I can't help but wonder the opposite - whether a higher morality will stop people from losing their humanity. Those coins had little intrinsic value. A: Not quite. It gave us the vernacular phrase "to make ends meet.". Credit Dionysius Thrax for grammar. That word "sphinx" came from the Greek meaning "strangler.". So it was writ in William the Conqueror's Domesday Book of A.D 1086. Q: What does a woman's bikini bathing suit and an ordinary garden trowel have in common? Paint is applied while the plaster is wet. Sweetheart's. The dutch once controlled them to dominate the spice trade. Chinese Proverb No. Entrepreneurs set up stands to sell it all over the country. If your name is Fletcher, odds are somebody among your ancestors made arrows. When the year 999 slipped over to 1000, the written date became easier to remember. Q: Which end of the horse lies down first? ", Aristotle thought farming was "natural," but retail trade was "unnatural.". Q: Where'd the "brand" in "brand-new" come from? Horrified monks thought their next grape crop would be ruined. But that's a stretch. What they wore was called a "chin cloth. A retiree quotes this old Italian proverb: "Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.". History records that the notable Roman Cicero was an avid autograph collector. The metallic pointer that casts a shadow on a sundial is called a "gnomon." ", A 14th century alchemist named Geber translated into Latin the works of an 8th century alchemist named Jabir ibn Hayyan. Michelangelo. That's the theory. A: Because the name of the cacao tree was misspelled cocoa by an early English trader, it's believed. Was the custom in Worcestershire once to give a bough of mistletoe to the cow that bore the first calf after New Year's. Wanted them outlawed. You pronounce it "shanty. In Danzig, most particularly, locals feared it would put them out of work. Still exists, that guild. Get answers by asking now. Q: Settle an argument. The word is "glamour. England's terminally sick kings traditionally pardoned all prisoners except murderers and thieves. And died of blood poisoning therefrom. A: Largest group, Bolivia. Weasels, minks, badgers, martens, fishers and wolverines, they don't. Q: How do the wildlifers know elephants get drunk on purpose? It's written that Sotuku, 12th century emperor of Japan, exiled himself for three years to copy a 10,500-word Buddhist religious work called the Lankauarn Sutra in his own blood. Q: (L) Was the DNA change that we are experiencing programmed into us so that after so many generations these changes would just sort of kick in? They date back 7,000 years. In Russia, an "elephant." A: What's now called New Guinea, it's believed. In Spain, the Italian pox. The letter "H" started out as a Phoenician drawing of a fence. Whence our word "mascot" with its updated definition. A 100-gun vessel, according to one shipwright's notes, used just about all of an 80-acre oak forest. Among the medieval aristocracy, many saw it as a point of pride to declare they had never had to take a bath. Some anyway. They were particularly popular four centuries ago. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus claimed cotton trees grew little live sheep. Those who lived on England's Isle of Ely honored St. Audry with an annual festival. Q: How long has the unrecommended word "ain't" been in use? From fermented honey. Q: Peanuts came from Africa, did they not? Q: How did the game of golf actually get started? They've only been known as "dependents" since about 1900. 3120C: "Sad is the home where the hen crows and the **** is silent.". Credit those Spanish explorers, too, with bringing over the game of billiards. A: King Louis XVI has been so identified. "Finance" in its Latin origin meant "to end a debt," but that's not exactly how it works anymore. It has a blind spot between the eyes directly in front. I also like these blue and green colours of nature, and the gold of spirit... And for you ?? Was that on purpose? They who didn't do dirty work didn't need to clean themselves, they felt. Then somebody referred to a fist as a "duke buster." If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: —Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved 1555 Rome more. Q: Who was the first woman executed in this country? In A.D. 654, a Saxon monk founded Saint Botolph's Town in England. Back when most people ate off wooden trenchers, many objected to crockery plates because they dulled knives. Is there an opposite? And why? Theorists, it's clear, are those who don't really know. Eight centuries ago. But according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, that horse chestnut name originated in Turkey, "where the nuts were fed to horses to cure broken wind. But smart it's not. So it would up in the vernacular as "out in the sticks. As a consequence, we expect a third person narration of a mythical topic24 progressing in a somehow linear sequence which does not programmatically aim ��� It was then known as, …in the beginning God had his first thought, his Ennoia, which was female, and that thought was to create the angels. The chief passed out. Cherokee Indians found out about this 300 years ago. What they produced became known first as plaster, then as "Plaster of Paris.". Among insects, spiders, crabs, that sort, scorpions are the oldest. The war chariot of ancient Rome needed a three-man crew. It was illegal by decree in bygone Cambodia to insult a rice plant. A fastball pitcher is much admired today, but not as was his prehistoric predecessor. 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No doubt you'll readily guess that the old town named "La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis" is now the city called Santa Fe. It's also flavored some by what it's washed with — saltwater, brandy, whatever. You or I could do the same. And they were expected to marry more than once. The period of Renaissance eventually gave way to the subsequent period called Baroque, which, like the former, can refer to both a historical period and a style of art. Sharp mountains with volcanoes. "Town-laws.". Sliced the fingers of an assistant, who subsequently died from infection. Surgeons relied on speed before anesthesia, and among the speediest was Dr. Robert Liston of London. Which starts to become interesting when considering Slash’s real name is. A: Aboriginal Tasmanians, long gone except for a small scatter of descendants. A: "Vesuvinum." That was the color line drawn by the ancient Romans in their devotion to class distinctions. William Shakespeare's plays contained more than 1,000 scriptural references. And according to the historical footnotes, that practice immediately spread across Europe. A: Hamlet in one play, Falstaff in several combined. Its importance, especially in the latter form, is very great indeed -- greater, I think, than many modern "scientific" historians are willing to admit. MZ ÿÿ¸@��� º ´ Í!¸ LÍ!This program cannot be run in DOS mode. But it's not thought to be significant. A: It wasn't. Q: The people of what national origin are most likely to have red hair? Mars looks red, so early Mediterranean folk saw that planet as bloody and identified it as a god of war. He decreed a father couldn't kill his children without cause. The coins were called "rainbow plates." Why? That skullcap worn by popes, cardinals and bishops is called a "zucchetto," and the prescribed colors for these notables are white, red and purple, respectively. A: Face-to-face heads of a bull and lion. 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If your old Latin professor didn't explain the differences in detail, perhaps you learned them elsewhere. Siberians used to pay their taxes with garlic. But the "toad" comes from the German "tod" meaning "death.". But insiders said the clever Gotham locals merely pretended to be fools to discourage costly royal visits. Then died. That bird, so silent in the night, sees well, hears well and flies well. Was none other than that pioneer medicine man Hippocrates who first put into the record that fat people don't tend to live as long as thin people. It's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes -- that's why you sometimes need really special shoes! But Egypt's wheat cakes of 2500 B.C. Bricks in pueblos of New Mexico measure 33 by 15 by 10 centimeters — almost exactly the proportions of the bricks put into Egypt's Temple of Hatshepsut in 1450 B.C. First buttons were carved seashells. Early Romans made napkins of asbestos and laundered them in fire. Medieval priests invented that ball-on-chain battle club called the mace as a substitute for the sword. Client asks why. Constantine changed all that. Nine years. The commander shaved the head of a trusted slave and tattooed thereon: "Incite Ionia To Revolt." Mentioned in a book called "Rig-Veda." England's King James II ordered his mint in Dublin to make coins of lead, pewter, whatever was at hand. What teachers once labeled "penmanship" and you and I call "handwriting" is known in its highest form as "calligraphy," and whatever else it is, it's a breathing exercise. Report out of Germany's Saxony is that approximately 50 classic medieval castles are for sale thereabouts. It changed from DCCCCLXXXXIX to M. Historically in the marble quarries of Italy's Carrara, some man got hurt every day, another killed every month. In every society worldwide, it's known, men in fear turn to their mothers, if they can. The first in war and peace, he rose by wars, which closed in triumphs, and by civic deeds to glory quickly won, and even more his offspring's love exalted him as a new, a heavenly, sign and brightly … This takes no account of left-handed grooms. The juniper and the willow. Those who know their dogs contend the German Shepherd is not an ancient breed closely related to the wolf. It's name isn't mystical, though. In early America, you were "in cahoots" with somebody if you were camped out together in one shelter. So reports a coin expert. There the slave shaved his head again, and the son-in-law launched a revolt. That's where we got the word "potshot.". in the Greek City-State of Syracuse, Dionysius the Elder wanted a better weapon than a sword. (Pierre) Is he planning to reincarnate? Story goes an elegant cloth of woven silk once was worn only by kings of France. As you might expect, to China. First female head of state in world history — insofar as the record shows — was Egyptian Pharaoh Mastkare Hatshepsut. . Greeks came up with the first textbooks. Critics said, "Drape the statues or put in handrails." Not all historians agree with those who say the earliest sheep in North America came from France in 1609. Rocks and dirt and sediment filled in the gaps, eventually to be topped off with the farmer's favorite friend, rich soil. 2. When King James I played cards, one attendant held the cards, another told him which to play, and there are those who say this set a pattern for numerous heads of state even unto this day. Eight years later, he lit out on his own. But it's still much admired by a better class of people, good cooks. Do people learn from history? Q: What sort of design was on the first coins ever minted? 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