The ancient town of Bethsida, lost since biblical times, has recently been discovered. Situated on the north side of the Sea of Galilee, this may prove to be a very exciting archaeological dig. Test borings show that the 20-acre town is full of artifacts. What makes this place particularly interesting is that Jesus was said to have performed several miracles here including restoring a man’s sight and materializing food for five thousand hungry people.
A Japanese priest set a kimono on fire in Tokyo because it carried bad luck. The flames spread until over 10,000 buildings were destroyed and 100,000 people died. (Year: 1657)
In the Bible, the fruit that Eve ate in the Garden of Eden was not specifically an apple. In the Koran, the sacred book of Islam, it is called a banana. Some scientists believe the fruit may have been a lemon, because edible apples did not yet exist in the time and place of Eden.
Many scientists believe it is possible, through artificial insemination or perhaps more natural techniques, to crossbreed humans and gorillas. There is really nothing to stop someone from doing this. Consider the ‘morality’ of this. And, think of the ethical questions that the baby would bring up. Would you raise the child as a human or an animal?
The American Pilgrims had a unique gadget that was used in church to keep members of the congregation awake. It was a wooden ball on a string. It was used to bop people on the head who were drifting off during the seven-hour-long sermons.