Interesting Facts / / August 12, 2017
- interest in philology
Belena overeat.In landfills, and the margins of the village, you can find high bushes with flowers dirty yellow color and odor.This plant - very toxic and is called bleached.Henbane seeds like poppy seeds.The person who will eat them, becomes like a mad: rages, delusion, and often the use of these seeds can lead to death.This is why the phrase "as if he had eaten too much henbane" is applied to people who commit a variety of stupidity and eccentrics.
With shield or on it.Ancient Sparta was famous for severe courage and bravery of his soldiers.There is a legend that the Spartan Gorgo, seeing his son to war and gave him a shield, said: "With it or on it!".These words mean: a win - you'll come back with a shield, and in case of defeat - you bring on board (their dead warriors Spartans were on the boards).Today, the phrase "with the shield or on it" applies not only in the case of these military operations, but also in all ev
And yet it does move!The Catholic Church in the court forced the famous Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo to renounce the teachings of Copernicus, we conclude that the earth moves around the sun and not vice versa.70-year-old scientist, under pain of execution was forced to abdicate.But there is a legend that after pronouncing repudiation scholar in a rage cried out: "But still it moves!".Now this phrase means: "Say what you will, and I am sure that I am right!".
Augean stables.According to Greek legend, the king Augeas, a passionate lover of horses in the stables there were about three thousand.The stables where the horses were kept, were not cleaned for 30 years, and so they are overgrown with manure on the roof.Once the service of the king entered strongman Hercules, who was assigned to clean the stables, that was an impossible task for anyone else.Heracles performed this job by sending a channel of the river in the direction of the stables.The rapid flow of water during the day washed all the dirt.After that, the phrase has been applied to all the pollution, the running up to the extreme limit, to designate a huge mess.