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St. Ambrose was one of the extremely small number of people in the Middle Ages who could read without moving their lips.

Saint Patrick (stained glass)

Stained glass image of Saint Patrick

In Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia, ‘aye’ means ‘no’.

On the 25th of September 1915, the British Army first uses poison gas at Loos, France, but ends up gassing many of its own troops.

The first thing Johannes Gutenberg sought to publish, after the Bible, was a laxative timetable he called a ‘Purgation-Calendar’.

According to legend, St. Patrick used the 3-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish people. St. Patricks Day, celebrating the arrival of christianity in Ireland, is celebrated almost all over the English speaking world on the 17th of March; in Illinois, the Chicago River is annually dyed green for the occasion.

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