" Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. "
Jane Austen

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Rolls-Royce Ltd Is Founded

Frederick Henry Royce built his first car, a "Royce," in 1904. That same year, he was introduced to Charles Stewart Rolls, the owner of one of Britain's first car dealerships, and the two soon decided to embark on a joint business venture. They agreed that Royce's cars would be sold exclusively by Rolls, and by 1907, the men were winning awards for the engineering reliability of their cars. When did the Rolls-Royce company acquire rival car maker Bentley?




The Hindu god Shiva is the subject of an elaborate and sometimes contradictory mythology. He is seen as both destroyer and restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger. The trident he is often depicted holding represents his three aspects as creator, preserver, and destroyer, while the snakes his is often garlanded with show his power over deadly animals. Shiva is one of 3 gods that make up the Trimurti; who are the other 2?

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Zarah Leander

Leander was a Swedish actress and singer. As a contracted performer with Germany's principal film studio, Leander made a number of successful films that contributed to the Third Reich's propaganda. She did not, however, take part in official Nazi party functions. After the Battle of Stalingrad, Nazi criticism and pro-Americanism dominated Sweden, and Leander, whom people associated with Nazism, was shunned. Why did Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels dub her an "Enemy of Germany"?

Last updated on Sunday, 15th March 2009

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