Dec 29, 2016

Random Thursday

Let's journey back to That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser! I can't believe that I now have soo much information that's completely random to be sharing for many more Thursdays to come!!

(image borrowed from Biblical Truth)
"Shrift is the act of hearing a confession and giving absolution. A condemned prisoner's final confession was often brief to ensure an on-time execution. Thus, condemned prisoners got short shrift."

(image borrowed from NOVA Online)
"In ancient Rome, trained walkers stepped along roads 1,000 paces at a time (approximately 4,800 feet, or just short of our current mile), marking the distance with stone obelisks. The markers were called milestones."

1 comment:

  1. It is really interesting to learn where the word milestone comes from. Great post!


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