Galley slaves William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-15-21

Galley slaves William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-15-21Galley slaves William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-15-15

Ben Hur was wrong. The Roman and Greek navies did not use slaves or prisoners to row galleys but professional rowers. Galley salves did not become common until the 16th century long after those empires fell.

Galley slaves William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-15-21

Uniforms of the Confederate Army William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-14-21

The color of the uniforms of the Confederate Army was “cadet gray.” It was the same color as the uniforms of the West Point cadets. We should note that West Point had it first.

Uniforms of the Confederate Army William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-14-21
Uniforms of the Confederate Army William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-14-21

Helium has a melting point William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-1-15

Helium has a melting point William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 10-1-15

Helium has a melting point. It’s -272 C (-457.6 F), just one degree above absolute zero.

Helium has a melting point

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-23-21

Blow a raspberry William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-23-21To blow a raspberry as in making a rude sound of derision comes from Cockney rhyming slang. This type of slang takes a phrase in which one word rhymes with the traditional description of the action and then drops the rhymed word. The phrase from whence we get “raspberry” is raspberry tart. Take a guess as to what word rhymes with tart.

Blow a raspberry William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-23-21

Winston Churchill Novelist William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-24-21

Winston Churchill novelist? Yes Anthony, Winston Churchill was the most prominent novelist of the first decade of the 20th century.

No, not that Winston Churchill.

The novelist Churchill was an American from Missouri. He was so famous that that Winston Churchill conceded to use his middle name to avoid confusion in his writings.

They were not related.

Winston Churchill Novelist William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-24-21

Les Crane William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-23-21

Broadcasting pioneer Les Crane was married five times. His fourth wife was Tina Louise of Gilligan’s Island fame, to whom he was wed from 1966 until their 1971 divorce.

His fifth and final wife was Ginger.

Les Crane Ginger William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-23-21
Les Crane Ginger William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-23-21

Netanyahu Cheltenham William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-21

 

Netanyahu Cheltenham William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-21

Q-What do Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, poet-traitor Ezra Pound and former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have in common?

A-They all grew up in Cheltenham, Pa.

Netanyahu Cheltenham William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-21

 

Netanyahu Cheltenham William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-14-21

June was named after William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-1-21

The month of June was named after either Juniores, the lower branch of the Roman Senate, or Juno, the wife of Jupiter.

June was named after William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 6-1-21
The month of June was named after either Juniores, the lower branch of the Roman Senate, or Juno, the wife of Jupiter.

Garfield could write Latin William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-25-21

Garfield could write Latin William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-25-21

President James A. Garfield could write Latin with his left hand and Greek with his right hand  at the same time.

Can President Biden do this?

That’s a joke, son. A joke.

Garfield could write Latin William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-25-21

Garfield could write Latin William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-25-21

Darien Scheme William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-8-21

A man, a plan? Aye, not so laddie. The Kingdom of Scotland once tried to colonize Panama. It is known as The Darien Scheme. It failed miserably costing 2,000 lives and £500,000. The ensuing financial turmoil led the Scots to accepting that unity with England and Wales wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

Darien Scheme William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 5-8-21
It is known as The Darien Scheme. It failed miserably costing 2,000 lives and £500,000.