When and where was the idea of gold, silver and bronze medals for sport event competitors introduced?

1904 Summer Olympics, St. Louis. The choice of metals comes from the first three Ages of Man in Greek mythology: the Golden Age, when men lived among the gods; the Silver age, where youth lasted a hundred years; and the Bronze Age, the era of heroes.

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What were frankincense and myrrh that were made an offering to the infant Jesus?

Resins. Both resins are harvested from trees that grow in Southern Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) and have been traded for more than 5000 years. Both are tapped from trees by slashing the bark and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden.

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Which language is known as Spanish?

Castilian. The Spanish Constitution of 1978 uses the term castellano to define the official language of the whole Spanish State. There are also four regional languages in Spain: Galician, Basque, and Catalan.

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Which country has never been a part of the British Empire?

Philippines had been under Spanish rule for more than 300 years. The islands were ceded by Spain to the United States for US$20 million in the 1898.

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Spinach strength

Spinach consumption in the U.S. rose by 33% after the Popeye comic strip became a hit.

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Which founder of a religion abdicted the royal throne?

Siddartha Gautama. According to tradition, Siddartha Gautama was a son of King Suddhodana, who was an elected leader of the Shakya people. The Śākyas formed an independent republican state, with the capital of Kapilavastu in present-day Nepal. As Gautama Buddha founded a new religion and abdicted the throne, so the lineage continued with his brother Rahula.

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Which teams played in the “Blood in the Water” match at the Olympics in Melbourne in year 1956?

Hungary vs USSR. By the start of the Olympics, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution had been suppressed by the Soviets, and many players saw the Olympics as a way to salvage pride for their country. After the extraordinarily violent game, many of Hungary team members sought asylum in the West. Hungary won 4:0.

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