Lord George Gordon Byron

“Alas it is delusion all, the future cheats us from afar. Nor can we be what we recall, nor dare we think on what we are.”

Bite Size

What is the world’s longest venomous snake?

Vatican City

Vatican City, also known as the Holy See, is the smallest country in Europe and the world. Currently (you never know, right?), the smallest countries in the world, measured in square kilometres are: Vatican City at 0.44, Monaco at 2, Nauru at 21, Tuvalu at 26, and San Marino at 61.

Aristotle

“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”

Famous Last Words

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826, and both were the only signers of the Declaration of Independence to become a President of the United States. On his deathbed, Jefferson’s last words were: “Is it the fourth?” and Adams’s last words were: “Thomas Jefferson survives.” But Adams was wrong. Thomas Jefferson had actually died a few hours before. One other U.S. President died on July 4th: President James Monroe who died on July 4, 1831. Only one U.S. President, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4th (1872).

George Washington

“There is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”

It Really is “Prince”!

The real name of the artist known as Prince, then formerly known as Prince and then again known as Prince is Prince Rogers Nelson.

Will Rogers

“Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.”