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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #240 on: 18 Nov 2017, 00:39 »
Oooo!  Let's all look at the painting.... ;)



Nope.  Not tanned enough. 

In general, flagrant nudists in positions of power flourished in the era before tabloid journalism.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #241 on: 18 Nov 2017, 04:25 »
John Quincy Adams? I know he was the son of John Adams and both were president, but dont know about any skinny dipping.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #242 on: 18 Nov 2017, 14:10 »
Yes!  J. Q. Adams was known to enjoy the frisky flow of the Potomac.  Rumour has it that voters chucked him out unfairly in 1828 because they judged his presidential capabilities right after he had gotten out one chill November morn. (roll)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #243 on: 18 Nov 2017, 18:48 »
Wow cool. I just knew they were presidents and father and son.
Anyone want to take my turn?
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #244 on: 19 Nov 2017, 20:37 »
No one has anything? OK Ill take my turn.
Ancient Romans used this substance as a mouthwash.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #245 on: 19 Nov 2017, 20:57 »
Brine?
 

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #246 on: 19 Nov 2017, 21:39 »
(wrong) but close (sort of)
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #247 on: 19 Nov 2017, 22:14 »
Urine?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #248 on: 20 Nov 2017, 01:09 »
Ew, gross!

I was going to guess pig semen. :=

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #249 on: 20 Nov 2017, 01:11 »
Ew, gross!

I was going to guess pig semen. :=

(laugh)(laugh)(laugh)

Well, I'm guessing I'm right as he said "close(sort of)" and urine is one letter different from "brine" and also similar salty-water kinda thing.

So now I gotta wonder: Was the correct insult in Ancient Rome "Get lost, non-pee-breath!" ?!
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #250 on: 20 Nov 2017, 14:39 »
Urine?
You are correct Mandle. they used urine and fecies for a lot of uses.
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #251 on: 20 Nov 2017, 23:18 »
Sounds like they might enjoy some shady internet sites I've been pranked into visiting over the years... (laugh)

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #253 on: 23 Nov 2017, 08:37 »
Which historical figure's offsping (most likely) ended up in the same tomb as their father?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #254 on: 24 Nov 2017, 02:21 »
Nicholas II of Russia?

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #255 on: 24 Nov 2017, 02:59 »
Nope... oh and, by the way, I meant literally together with their father's bones, not just in the same crypt together.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #256 on: 24 Nov 2017, 04:29 »
It's the (most likely) part of your clue that suggests some sort of upheaval at the time (thus introducing an element of uncertainty), although I suppose the distant past is also a possibility.

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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #257 on: 24 Nov 2017, 04:37 »
The uncertainty comes from the fact that the body/bones were (most likely) moved there from their own grave later on by persons unknown.

So, there is a possibility that the bones are not actually of that person's child and that someone else is interred there and that the child's bones were misplaced/destroyed/stolen.

Most people, including myself, think it more likely that the bones were moved later to honor a wish of either the parent (most likely) or the child (or both) to be together in death. This kind of thing is frowned upon by the Catholic Church and so was probably done in a fairly hush-hush manner.

There was mention of possibly making a DNA test for the benefit of setting the record straight, but most people were like "Nah, leave them alone."
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Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #258 on: 25 Nov 2017, 01:40 »
Hint: They were father and daughter and, while they shared a very close bond, circumstances kept them apart through most of their lives.

Re: World history quiz thread
« Reply #259 on: 25 Nov 2017, 15:12 »
Oh, is this Lord Byron and Ada Lovelace?