Famed Egyptian queen Cleopatra was Greek. And proud of it too. She wouldn’t even speak Egyptian.
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-10-17
The West African nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone were both founded as settlements for freed American slaves — Sierra Leone by the British for slaves freed in the American Revolution, and Liberia by American abolitionist. Ironically, slavery was reinstituted in Sierra Leone and didn’t didn’t end until 1928.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-9-17
Why are diamonds weighed in carats? The word comes from the Greek word for carob seed. The small seeds were used as a unit of weight.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-8-17
So, Anthony, who was Edward Elgar? He was an English composer famed for his military marches who was big in the early 20th century. He was given an honorary degree at Yale University in 1905. A riff from his big hit March No. 1 in D was played in his honor. We know the tune as Pomp and Circumstance.
Yes, that is the start of the graduation ceremony tradition.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-7-17
The Higgins boat which landed our troops on D-Day and freed Europe was originally designed to smuggle liquor into the U.S. during Prohibition.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-6-17
A diamond the size of the moon has been found in outer space.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-3-17
The banana is the healthiest food, at least according to ThisWeek.com. Bananas are one of the few foods to contain all six major vitamin groups along with potassium.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-2-17
September has twice as many summer days as June.
William Lawrence Sr. Omnibit 6-1-17
Light slows to less than 93,000 miles per second when passing through a diamond.