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... the Titanic, Pocahontas, The Boston Nation

by Florence Shea

    

  The Nina, The Pinta and The Santa Maria



Christopher Columbus never admitted that he had reached a continent previously unknown to Europeans, rather than the East Indies for which he had set sail. His strained relationship with the Spanish crown and its appointed colonial
administrators in America led to his arrest and dismissal as governor of the settlements on the island of Hispaniola in 1500.

The potato is a plant originally from Peru, and was brought to Europe by explorers.

Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body.

There is cyanide in apple pips.

Although there were four funnels on the Titanic, only three were operational. The fourth funnel was for looks.

October 5,1877 – Following a 1,700-mile retreat, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians surrendered to the U.S. Cavalry troops at Bear’s paw near Chinook,
Montana. “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever,” he declared.

In the U.S. the dollar sign was the first TV test symbol.

Pennsylvania was the first colony to legalize witchcraft.

Actor William Shatner once woke up when an elephant took a crap on his head.

To amuse English settlers, Pocahontas used to do naked cartwheels.

Mosquito repellants don’t repel you. They stop the mosquito’s sensors.

Dry fish food can make goldfish constipated.

In 1933 Mickey Mouse received 800,00 letters (fan mail).

Nkima was the name of Tarzan’s pet chimpanzee in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s books about the king of the Apes.

The model for Oliver Wendell Holmes’ poem The Last Leaf, about an aged survivor to the Boston Tea party was Herman Melville’s grandfather, Major Thomas Melvill.

The Boston Nation, a newspaper published in Ohio during the mid-nineteenth century, had pages seven and a half feet long and five and a half feet wide. It required two people to hold the paper in proper reading position.





October 7, 2016


Sources: en.wikipedia.org, www.alltrivia.net, www.historyplace.com, www.triviaplaying.com, www.absurdtrivia.com, www.triviafool.com, www.coolquiz.com, photo:
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