Fun from Yahoo Answers

Tram in Athens, Greece
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A piece on the horrible answers folks get from Yahoo Answers includes this little excerpt:

Daniel was fortunate that Matt’s answer was serious. Some responders purposely gave misleading answers. When Kyla asked, “What was the Delian League?”, one responder, phrasing his response in academic prose, told her it was the distance from the Acropolis to a popular Athenian delicatessen.

… and here I thought it was the latest ‘pankrashun’ MMA association …

This Day in Ancient History: ante diem xvii kalendas quinctilias

Martyre de saint Vit et de saint Modeste (Mart...
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ante diem xvii kalendas quinctilias

  • Quinquatrus minusculae (day 3 of a five-day festival honouring the birthday (maybe) of Minerva )
  • Quando stercus delatus fas (“When the ‘trash’ is taken out”) and the Temple of Vesta is closed to the public
  • 302 A.D. — martyrdom of Hesychius
  • 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Vitus (and companions)