Things I Have Learned This Week 005

Things That Would Be Helpful in a Pub Quiz

♥ The Vienna Secession was a group of Austrian artists, including Gustav Klimt and Max Fabiani, who resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists in 1897, because they objected to the conservatism and traditional outlook of the movement.

♥ A purple poppy was created in 2006 to commemorate the animal victims of war. A white poppy was introduced in the 1930s that, like the traditional red poppy, remembers those who have died in war, but puts an emphasis on a lasting commitment to peace.

♥ Charles Dickens slept facing north, because he believed it help improve his writing.

♥ Anthropodermic bibliopegy is the art of binding books in human skin. It was commonly used in the case of criminals, including Guy Fawkes conspirator Henry Garnet, whose record of offenses against him were bound in his own skin.

Things That Wouldn’t Be Helpful in a Pub Quiz

♥ As long as Primark keep producing their Harry Potter t-shirts, I will keep buying them.

♥ If you don’t ask, you won’t get. Sometimes you won’t get if you do ask, but you stand more chance if you actually do ask.

♥ I can go to the cinema and watch a horror film without any adverse effects.

♥ The tension of said horror films will be affected by fellow audience members farting audibly in the middle of the film.

2 thoughts on “Things I Have Learned This Week 005

  1. The Surgeons’ Hall Museum in Edinburgh holds a book bound in the backside skin of the famous grave robber Burke (of Burke and Hare infamy) – apparently you can still visit and see it nowadays! 🙂 xx

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