Was Winston Churchill saved from drowning while a youth by Scottish farmer whose own son would discover penicillin which would be used to save the the great leader’s life again?
Churchill, who grew up in Ireland, was never saved by a Scottish farmer. His life was, however, saved by an antibiotic during World War II. It was not penicillin, though, but a sulphonamide.
But it was reported as penicillin. Sulphonamides were a German discovery.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-25-17 Winston Churchill saved drowning
Yellow fever still kills 45,000 people a year.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-24-17
Punic, the language of Carthage, survived until the time of St. Augustine in the 5th Century. It had a run of about 1300 years.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 3-23-17
Commode in French means convenient. It originally described an ornate chest of drawers kept in formal reception rooms.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-22-17
Genghis Khan was said to have red hair and green eyes. These features existed among Mongolians.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-21-17
Spring fever is a real thing. Longer daylight really does cause most to be in a better mood and have more energy.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-20-17
William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 3-19-17
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: He that’s secure is not safe.
There are five basics tastes. Sweet, sour, salty and bitter are the ones easy to guess. The fifth? It’s umami. It’s a Japanese word and is used to describe the taste of glutamic acid which provides a pleasant “meaty” flavor to food.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-18-17
So what does green have to do with Saint Patrick? It’s the color of the shamrock that he used to explain the Holy Trinity.
And of course spring, which is but three days away, this year.
A shamrock, by the way, is a sprig of clover.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-17-17
What was the First Reich? It was the Holy Roman Empire from 962 to 1806. The Second? The German Empire from 1871 until the German Revolution of 1919. You all know what the third one was.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 3-16-17 First Reich