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The words "vandal" and "vandalism" in our language come from a Germanic tribe that crossed into Italy from North Africa and ravaged the city of Rome in 455 A.D. They were so exceptionally destructive that their name has been associated with that type of behavior to this day.

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 12:49 PM on Feb. 27, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • Elijah J. McCoy was a black Canadian-American inventor and engineer, who was notable for his 57 U.S. patents, most to do with lubrication of steam engines. McCoy left behind a legacy of successful inventions which would benefit mankind for another century and his name would come to symbolize quality workmanship - the Real McCoy!
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:06 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • I love useless trivia. Did you know that a group of ferrets is called a business?
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:03 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • Interesting, my brain though is to full for such trivia, a reason not good at the jeopardy show.
    sunshine196

    Answer by sunshine196 at 12:58 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • Good to know. The average russet potato contains 40% of the USRDA of Vitamin C.
    hootie826

    Answer by hootie826 at 1:07 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • JulieJacobKyle Really? how knew and could explain the temperament of both

    ^^ I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're asking. How did I know? I know all sorts of useless stuff. I actually would love to be on Jeopardy.

    Nine banded armadillos almost always give birth to identical quadruplets.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:41 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • A group of crows is called a murder
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:57 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • A dime has 118 ridges around it's edge
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 6:07 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • A cockroaches brain isn't in it's head it's in it's body. If you cut off their head they won't die right away, about a week later they will die from starvation because they can't eat.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:46 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

  • Thanks for the info didnt knew that.
    Alisim

    Answer by Alisim at 1:00 PM on Feb. 27, 2013

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