When it comes to the way of the world, there are many different interesting, unbelievable, and unexplainable happenings that occur. Whether you’re a member of royalty, aimlessly traveling by sea, or simply trying to make sense of life , consider the following trivia facts that involve the actions of Kings, Queens, and Saints.
What a way to come into the world! Gorgias of Epirus was born while the preparations for his mother’s funeral were underway.
Talk about arranged marriages”¦women of the South Pacific tribe called Tiwi are married at birth.
We will never know what the famous last words of Albert Einstein were, as the nurse attending to his health during his final moments unfortunately did not understand German.
Ironically, St Patrick , the patron saint of Ireland was not Irish. He was actually a Roman British-born Christian missionary that was captured by Irish raiders when he was 16 years old. He was made a slave to Ireland and resided there for about six years before he fled and returned to his family. He then became a member of the church and followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather , becoming a deacon and bishop. The following years would see St Patrick return to Ireland as a missionary, traveling the northern and western part of the island. History does not reveal much about the places he visited or where he worked. However, by the time the 8th century rolled around, he was known as the patron saint of Ireland.
You probably associate the lance as a weapon of destruction from King Arthur days, but did you know that the British Army finally placed the lance off of the official battle weapon list in 1927.
Interestingly, the majority of sailors that took to the Seven Seas wore gold earrings in their ears so that when they passed away , they could afford a proper burial.
If you ever come across an Orthodox Jew that is strict in their practices, you may find they will not speak Hebrew, as some feel that it is a language that is only reserved for the Prophets.
Oddly enough, the Roman Catholics set aside January 5th to celebrate St Simeon Stylites’ Day, which pays homage to a hermit of the 5th century who displayed his loyalty to God by spending years on top of a flagpole perch. To be exact, it is said that he resided for 37 years on top of a small platform located on top of a Syrian pillar. Before claiming the top of a pillar as his own, Simeon spent three years in a hut beforehand and was known to enter detrimental periods of fasting.
George I has a funny way of expressing his love for his wife. When he assumed the position as King of England in 1714, his significant other did not take on the role of Queen. Instead, George placed her under house arrest, which lasted for 32 years. It is said this was the punishment for ‘abandoning her husband’ when clouds of adultery hung over both of their heads.