North Dakota is the least-visited state in the United States. Curiously, it also has more churches per capita than any other state and the highest percentage of church-going population in the country.
Peer is Dutch for ‘pear’ and ‘light bulb’.
John I of Portugal (1385–1433) defended his kingdom against Castile. In Portugal he is known as John the Good or John the Great; in Spain he is known as John the Bastard.
Jane Austen shared a bedroom with her sister Cassandra her whole life.
Karl Marx viewed prostitutes as victims of the capitalist system. In his Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, he described sex work as being “only a specific expression of the general prostitution of the labourer,” and viewed the abolition of prostitution as a necessary part of ending capitalism. Similarly, in The Communist Manifesto, he called prostitution the “complement” of the bourgeois family, and predicted that both institutions would one day vanish.
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“Peer is Dutch for ‘pear’ and ‘light bulb’.” – That certainly makes sense, the similarity in shape is unmistakable.
“In Portugal he (John I) is known as John the Good or John the Great; in Spain he is known as John the Bastard.” – Further North, the opposite was true, in France, William, Duke of Normandy, was known as William the Bastard, while in the England he conquered, he was William the Conqueror.