I wanted something Halloween themed for the week leading to Halloween and saw an article chock full of factoids, so many that I decided I would divide them among the month of October! But for now, enjoy these little random facts!
(image borrowed from Assassin's Creed Wikipedia)
"'Assassin' comes from the word hashshash, meaning 'one who smokes or chews hashish'. During the Crusades an arcane Muslim order called the Assassins terrorized invading Christians by carrying out secrets murders while under the influence of hashish."
Wow. That is just totally new to me information! Lol!
(image borrowed from commons.wikimedia)
"The two robbers crucified next to Jesus were Dismas and Gestas. Their names are not mentioned in the Gospels but can be found in the Gospel of Nicodemus (Acts of Pilate), one of the many books of Christian Apocrypha."
I'm thinking back on it now, I don't think I did ever learn those two robbers name before reading this factoid!