What is “wassailing?” https://t.co/MhGeVK4Iw8
Who does Guinness list as “the most portrayed literary human character in film & TV”?
Answer: Having been depicted on screen 254 times, Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, has been awarded a world record for the most portrayed literary human character in film & TV. Since his creation in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has been played by over 75 actors including Sir Christopher Lee, Charlton Heston, Peter O’Toole, Christopher Plummer, Roger Moore, and Robert Downey Jr. Through a combination of films, television series, and dramas, Sherlock’s appearances beat Shakespeare’s Hamlet by 48 portrayals to claim the record.
What is “wassailing?”
- Drinking a special mulled ale from huge bowls
- Singing Christmas carols outside people’s homes
- Making a toast to the health of the host at dinner
- Carrying a bowl of wine around a home to bless it
Drinking a special mulled ale from huge bowls
Wassail is a beverage of hot mulled cider, drunk traditionally as an integral part of wassailing, a Medieval Christmastide English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
Astronomically speaking, which is a familiar sign of winter?
-Orion making its way across the evening sky
-Mars shining brightly in the southern sky
-The Galilean meteor shower
-Andromeda galaxy visible in eastern night sky
When winter arrives, early nightfall and crisp morning air greet us. Branches of trees are leaf-bare, and we can see Orion marching his way across the evening sky. These are all the familiar signs of winter’s arrival. Winter tends to be a time for turning inward; a time for introspective quiet, sleeping in and staying home. There’s also another side: the hustle and bustle that signals the “holiday season” that comes with winter’s cold. Source: MotherEarthLiving.com
Orion making its way across the evening sky
Astronomically speaking, which is a familiar sign of winter? https://t.co/b5EpHVQ4I8
Which of these is not the nickname of one of the ghosts featured in the Pac-Man video game?
Answer: Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde, are the four ghosts in the Pac-Man franchise. Creator Toru Iwatani stated that he had designed each ghost with its own distinct personality which influences the movements they make. Understanding how each ghost behaves is extremely important to be able to effectively avoid them. For instance, Blinky, the red ghost, has a chaser personality while Pinky, the pink ghost, likes to ambush Pac-Man. The blue ghost, Inky, is seeking to position itself at a similar fixed spot. Clyde, the orange ghost, moves completely at random.
Who appeared on the United States $20 bill in 1875?
Answer: Pocahontas graced the back of the $20 bill from 1865 to 1869 and again in 1875. On the bill, Pocahontas appears dressed in a gown and kneeling on a podium before a priest, flanked by settlers on one side and Native Americans on the other. Martha Washington is the only other woman to appear on U.S. federal paper money. Women have been more commonly featured on U.S. coins: the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin, the Sacagawea dollar coin, and Helen Keller’s appearance on an Alabama special-issue quarter.
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Wikipedia
Born: Genoa, Italy
Died: 20 May 1506, Valladolid, Spain
Buried: Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain
Spouse: Filipa Moniz Perestrelo (m. 1479)