DID YOU KNOW...
In Medieval Europe, Catholic monks would often undergo "beer fasts" during
the forty days of Lent. They ate no food, getting calories only from beer,
which they called "liquid bread".
1. We all know that California is the most populous of the Fifty, and that
Texas is second on that list; but, which of the Fifty falls in third place ?
a. - Florida
b. - New York
c. - Pennsylvania
d. - Illinois
2. If you owned products by companies such as Butterick, Simplicity, and
McCalls, you probably spent time in what activity ?
a. - Baking
b. - Sewing
c. - Stamp Collecting
d. - Gardening
3. Strange Words are These ; EXODONTIA
4. One of the Catholic Sacraments used to be called Confession; today it's
called.... what ?
5. The two brightest stars in the constellation Orion, Rigel and Betelgeuse,
derive their names from what language?
a. - Arabic
b. - Greek
c. - Egyptian
d. - Latin
6. Who wrote 'The Dunwich Horror' ?
7. The word Vinegar comes from the Old French "vin aigre", meaning .... what
8. In the thirteenth century, Marco Polo travelled to Cathay and met a great
ruler. Who was this ruler?
TRUTH OR CRAP !!
The youngest enlistee in the Union Army during the Civil War was only nine years old.
1. - a (the others are fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively)
2. - b
3. The Removal of a Tooth
5. - a
6. H.P. Lovecraft
7. Sour Wine
8. Kublai Khan
John Lincoln Clem was a United States Army
general who served as a drummer boy at age nine in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He was promoted to Lance Sergeant at age twelve.
He gained fame for his bravery on the battlefield, becoming the youngest non-commissioned officer in Army history. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1915, having attained the rank of brigadier general in the Quartermaster Corps; he was the last veteran of the American Civil War still on duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. By special act of Congress on August 29, 1916, he was promoted to major general one year after his retirement.
Conversely, known as the Civil War Greybeard, Curtis King is widely believed by most historians to be the oldest soldier in the war at the age of his
enlistment. When he mustered into Company H of the 37th Iowa Infantry on
November 9, 1862, Curtis was an astonishing 80 years old.
What is even more remarkable about Curtis’s enlistment into the Army is
that, in addition to his age, he was also blind in one eye.
After being discharged from the Army, Curtis died later that same year at
the age of eighty-one. At the time he crossed to the other side, this
remarkable Civil War veteran was the father of an astonishing twenty-one
children, the youngest of whom was only fifteen months old at the time.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi