Jul 202014


Examples compiled by teachers over the years.

  1.     Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree.
  2.     John Milton wrote “Paradise Lost” and then his wife died and he wrote “Paradise Regained.”

3.    Abraham Lincoln’s mother died in infancy.

4,   Christopher Columbus discovered America while cursing around the Atlantic Ocean.Unknown-4

5  Handel was half-German, half-Italian and half-English. He was a very large man.

6.   Queen Elizabeth’s navy defeated the Spanish Armadillo.

7.    Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who died from an overdose of wedlock

8.   The Hebrews made unleavened bread, which is bread made  without any ingredients

9.    Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world in a 100 foot clipper.

10.   In the original Olympic Games, the Greeks hurled the biscuits.

11,    Jacob, son of Isaac, stole his brother’s birthmark.

12.   The Greeks invented three kinds of columns -Corinthian, Doric and Ironic.

13,    In 1865, Lincoln was short by an actor in a moving picture.  His name  was John Wilkes B0oth and this ruined his career.

14.    Solomon, one of David’s sons, had 500 wives and 500 porcupines.

15,    Beethoven was so deaf that he wrote loud music.

16.   Madman Curie discovered radium.

17.   The inhabitants of Egypt were called mummies.

18,.   Pontius the Pilot washed his hands.  I think all pilots do this

19.     The Magna Carta provided that no free man should be hanged twice for the same offence.

20.  The mother of Achilles dipped him in the River Styx until he became intolerable.Unknown-5

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