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Next Week Did you Know; December 24, 2016
- ... that ruins of the Maillezais Cathedral (pictured) in Maillezais, France, were declared a heritage monument in reflection of its Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance forms?
- ... that 18th-century astronomer Edmund Weaver was once called "a very uncommon genius"?
- ... the Halloween genes include spook, spookier, phantom, disembodied, shadow and shade?
- ... that according to X-ray analysis, William Hogarth's painting Hogarth Painting the Comic Muse originally had a dog relieving himself on a pile of old master paintings?
- ... that the Northern Hemisphere has the shortest amount of daylight on the Winter solstice?
- ... that the Byzantine Empire survived the attack of the Germanic Barbarian Tribes in the European Invasion, unlike the Western Roman Empire?
- ... that the twenty-dollar Liberty Head double eagle (pictured) was minted after the California gold rush as the "most efficient way to coin a given quantity of gold bullion"?
- ... that London's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway was built at the start of the 20th century, from parts of three other railways' routes?
- ... that J. K. Rowling wrote and got her idea in The The Elephant House cafe in Edinburgh?