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eggshaped
309871.  Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:03 am Reply with quote

In the 9th century, bishops meeting at the council of Rome complained that women only went to church to "sing shameless songs and perform choir dances".

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At the least, this stuff could be notes to the "no-one but central europeans and muslims go to church any more" stuff; if it stacks up.

 
eggshaped
309875.  Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:05 am Reply with quote

In the 12th century, a Paris rector noted that there were some churches in which the bishops and arch-bishops played games with their parishoners and danced openly.

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eggshaped
309876.  Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:06 am Reply with quote

Church authorities in Wells banned dancing in 1338 citing the damage to church property, which means that the dancing must've been pretty phrenetic.

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eggshaped
309921.  Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:51 am Reply with quote

One tactic, used especially by the French, was to nominate a radical political leader as their carnival king, and then use the festivities as a cover for an uprising.

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eggshaped
309923.  Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:53 am Reply with quote

In 1740:

Quote:
A mach of futtball was cried at Ketring of five-hundred men of a side, but the design was to pull down Lady Betey Jesmaine's Mills


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eggshaped
309925.  Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:55 am Reply with quote

By the end of the 18th century, country folk would still show their intention of political protest by setting up a maypole. The maypoles could carry slogans as well as normal bells and ribbons.

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Ian Dunn
760585.  Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:54 pm Reply with quote

In terms of Monopoly, here is a little interesting mathematical question.

The number you are mostly likely to roll in Monopoly is seven. Now, surpose that the only number you rolled during the entire game was seven. Under the normal Monopoly rules would you be able to land on all the spaces.

The answer is that you could not, because no matter what happens you would not be able to lane on Park Lane. This is because the space seven places before it is "Go To Jail" and once you land on this space you have to move to Jail. Also, none of the Chance or Community Chest cards allow you to advance or move to Park Lane.

 

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