The oldest maker of firearms is Beretta. The Italian company started in 1526.
It’s a small world. Mar-a-Largo was sold to Donald Trump by Fred Korth who was the step-grandfather of Democrat superstar Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke. Korth was the co-executor of the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, who was his lover and who built Mar-a-Largo. Korth married Charlotte Brooks Williams, O’Rourke’s grandmother, in 1980 after Ms. Post’s death.
Korth was a rich Texas banker who served as John F. Kennedy’s Secretary of the Navy until leaving the post on Nov. 1, 1963 under a cloud.
Put this in a small world category too: Korth handled the divorce of Edwin A. Edahl in 1948 from Marguerite Frances Claverie Ekdahl. She’s also known as Marguerite Oswald. She was Lee Harvey’s mom.
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The last documented bow and arrow battle occurred in 2009 in Kenya between the Kisii and Kalenjin tribes. Four people died.
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Next time you are in Austria have a meal at Saint Peter’s Stiftskeller. It’s thought to be the oldest restaurant in the world. It opened in 803 A.D.
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Here’s something you wouldn’t have expected: Of the 10 tallest men who have ever played in the NBA, none are African American.
One, Manute Bol, is African — at 7-6.5 he is the second tallest — but none are African American. Actually only three — Chuck Nevitt, Shawn Bradley and Mark Eton — are native-born Americans. Yao Ming is Chinese. The rest are European including Gheorghe Muresan of Romania who at 7-7 is the tallest to have played in the NBA.
The tallest basketball player is Sun Mingming who is 7-9. He, however, has never played in the NBA. He is Chinese. I guess you wouldn’t have expected that either.
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The Indians of the Great Plains and woodlands are believed to have gotten the bow and arrow from the Eskimos. The Eskimos had been using since 3,000 B.C., after all. The southern tribes didn’t pick it up until about 200 A.D.
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The Poles celebrate April 1 as Prima Aprilis which is Latin for April 1 and hold that every word said that day is a lie. This was a problem when the anti-Turkish alliance was signed in 1683. It had to be backdated to March 31.
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The Netherlands sounds like a place in Lord of the Rings where bad things dwell. How did it get it’s name? In Dutch the word literally means “low countries” and that’s because half the land their is about 3 feet above sea level with 17 percent actually below sea level.
Regarding Holland, that’s just a region of The Netherlands, technically not the whole country. Holland derives from the Old Dutch word holtlant which means woodland.
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The children’s song Ring Around O Rosie does not involve the Black Death. Scholars have their reasons for rejecting the crazy theory that came about circa 1951 regarding the centuries old children’s game which until circa 1951 nobody thought had anything to do with plague.
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Ever hear of the coqui? If you were in Puerto Rico you would certainly hear it. An expression on the island is Soy de aqui, como el coquí which means “I am here like the coqui.”
We’ll stay out of the argument.