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Leper Priest in Spital

This is the grave of a priest of the late 12th or early 13th century, who served the Leper Hospital, which stood near this place. His skeleton was found in a local garden and he was re-interred in the cemetery.

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Can you name this man?

This game is quick, simple, and enjoyable. If given a few clues, can you guess the names of two famous people? 482 more words

Famous Name: Forbes

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Just before the Summer Olympics started this year, we lost our oldest Olympian – Forbes Carlile, who was 95. Forbes was a scientifically-trained pioneer in elite swimming coaching, using many of the training methods we take for granted today in sports physiology and psychology, and writing the first book on modern competitive swimming. 794 more words

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Horse Naming and the Kentucky Derby

I usually focus on names for humans, but I’m an animal lover, so I’m also interested in names for animals (it took me WEEKS to name my cat, Trixie). 262 more words

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Famous Name: Kip

It was Anzac Day on Monday, a national day of remembrance. It is also closely connected with a form of gambling called two-up, a coin toss game where two coins are flipped on a flat wooden paddle by the “spinner”. 939 more words

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