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Guatemala means land of trees in Mayan-Toltec, the same as Holland means in Dutch.

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, by George...

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, by George Frederic Watts 1895

When the potato first reached England, a potato-tasting banquet was given at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Only the leaves and stems of the potatoes (which contain a poison called solanine) were served. All the guests became ill and left early.

On the 5th of May 1941, HMS Hood is sunk by the German battleship Bismarck, with just three survivors from the 1,419 crew.

The Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92) liked to entertain guests by doing impersonations of someone going to the lavatory.

A figure skating spiral move, a song by the band Air Traffic, a type of dessert, a Japanese pop punk band, a First Fleet convict transport ship to Australia, a ship sunk off the New South Wales coast in 1808, a paddle steamer from the Canadian Fraser River, a Motor Speedway, the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina, a Roman Catholic Diocese, and a county in the U.S. state of Florida are all called Charlotte.

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