Yesterday, Christians celebrated the Resurrection of Christ . . . but the
name "Easter" really comes from Eostre, the dawn goddess of Anglo-Saxon
myth. Before the advent of Christianity, she was honored with an annual
festival at the beginning of spring. It was also an ancient pre-Christian
tradition to give people decorated eggs-a symbol of birth and
resurrection-as gifts in the spring. Today, we call them Easter eggs.
Last week, Christians celebrated "Good Friday" which marks the execution of
Jesus. So why call it "good"?
Theologians' best guess is that the name is derived from "God's Friday" (the
same way "good-bye" came from "God be with ye"). In some countries Good
Friday is known as Long Friday, Silent Friday, or Holy Friday.
1. what famous actor's biography is called "life is too short" ?
2. bambi had a sub-title; what was it??
3. by what name is comedian jon stewart lebowitz better known?
4. who are the "little people from babyland central" ?
5. what was the name of elvis presley's private jet ?
6. what infamous Romanian surname translates to "son of the devil"?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
five tennis players have won all four Grand Slam titles in one year, but
only Martina Navratilova has managed this feat twice.
1. Mickey Rooney (Gary Coleman ?)
2. A LIFE IN THE WOODS
3. JON STEWART
4. CABBAGE PATCH KIDS
5. THE LISA MARIE
only Australian Rod Laver pulled off the achievement twice.
the first time was in 1962 as an amateur, the second in 1969. He might have
managed it a third time, but after 1962 he turned pro and couldn't compete
in those events until 1969, when pros were finally allowed to compete in
Grand Slam events again.
“Food is like sex: When you abstain, even the worst stuff begins to look
good.” – Beth McCollister