Many medieval manuscript illustrations show armored knights fighting snails, and we don't know the meaning behind that. blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanu…
The Hermit of North Pond- Christopher Knight- lived off of supplies he stole from nearby cabins in a secret campsite where he evaded human contact for almost 30 years. He stole and loved playing Pokemon, Tetris, and Dig-Dug but never stole games he thought were new or would be missed by kids. michaelfinkel.com/the-str…
The Knights Hospitaller, who were related to the Templars, defended sick and poor pilgrims during the Crusades and wore a white cross on their clothes instead, and are still in existence today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kni…
Edward the Black Prince (1330-1376) was regarded by his English contemporaries as a model of chivalry and one of the greatest knights of his age. He is on the other hand remembered in France for his well documented brutality and the massacres he ordered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
After being in Batman Begins, Katie Holmes turned down the offer to reprise her role as Rachel Dawes in β€œThe Dark Knight”, in order to be in β€œMad Money.” msn.com/en-in/entertainme…
In Vietnam, there are lawful vigilantes called "Street Knights" who patrol the streets and fight criminals vietnaminsider.vn/street-…
Before the "robber barons" of late 19th-century capitalism, there were robber barons or "robber knights" in medieval Germany who were feudal lords who levied extortionate taxes or road tolls, some resorting to open banditry and piracy: robbing merchants and kidnapping people for ransom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The Norwegian band A-Ha from the 80s ("Take On Me") is still touring and making albums and hits, earning well over $50 Million dollars in 2010 alone. Its members are also Knights of the 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-h…
In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Michael Pa-lin played: Sir Galahad; soldier arguing about swallows; repressed peasant; mud villager; Camelot knight; Three-Headed Knight head; Swamp Castle King; Swamp Castle guest; Brother Maynard's assistant; Knight who says "Ni"; French knight; and narrator mentalfloss.com/article/6…
After the fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett was knighted in 2009, he forged his own sword out of iron and pieces of meteorite. He humorously said that he was frustrated knights were not allowed to carry around swords anymore due to knife crime laws in the UK. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
Tottenham Hotspur FC use the name Hotspur after Percy 'Hotspur' one of the most notable knights who helped Henry IV ascend to the English throne. His family owned land by the first Tottenham grounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Knights would work out in their armor and put weights on their swords to make themselves more effective in combat. One knight even climbed a 60-foot ladder in armor by hand, with no foot support. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Katie Holmes actually turned down reprising her role as Rachel Dawes in "The Dark Knight," and it wasn't that she was turned away. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Christopher Nolan turned down an offer to direct Troy, instead opting to direct The Dark Knight Trilogy deadline.com/2013/06/ben-…
The 2-step initial pawn move is absent in Indian chess; thus, en passant is also absent. Normal castling with rook and king is absent. The king can make a knight's move once in a game, known as Indian castling. On reaching the opposite end of the board, pawns promote to the piece of that square. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
A 1485 poem describes the knight who killed Richard III as having 'shaved the boar's head.' This was thought to be a metaphor for beheading until his bones were discovered. The back of Richard III's skull had been sliced off. According to a French chronicler, it had been done with a halberd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exh…
The term 'robber baron', applied to certain ruthless wealthy American businessmen of late 19th century, is derived from the German term 'Raubritter' which referred to the medieval German knights who charged illegal tolls on the roads crossing their lands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
During a 2011 census for the Czech Republic, 11,000 people listed their religion as "Knights of the Jedi" businessinsider.com/czech…
The Black Knight from Monty Python was based on a real person: Arrichion of Phigalia, a Greek wrestler who famously refused to give up during a particularly tough wrestling match. He died during the match, but still won because his opponent surrendered, not realizing he was dead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Knights were actually more useful in raiding and guerrilla warfare than open field battles. They weren't the tanks of medieval times, but the special forces. static1.squarespace.com/s…
During the first crusade, ~700 crusader knights routed an army of ~12000 with a head on charge. The Seljuq army, not expecting such an attack, tried to deploy with moderate success. But mass panic eventually led to a route. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
The movie What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004) was produced by Ramtha's School of Enlightenment. Ramtha is an alleged entity channelled by J.Z. Knight said to be over 35,000 years old and from Atlantis and Lemuria, where he was in charge of an army of over a million people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
The Batman movies left out The Joker for 19 years. He appeared in Batman (1989 - Jack Nicholson) and reappeared in The Dark Knight (2008 - Heath Ledger) . decider.com/list/how-to-w…
Actress Catherine Hickland, after her divorce from David Hasselhoff, married an actor named Michael Knight en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The coat evolved from padding known as the doublet that protected the skin of knights from chafing by armor or chainmail. Around the 14th Century, it became fashionable for nobles to wear the doublet as an outer garment as if perhaps they had just come from the battlefield. fashion-history.lovetokno…
In Europe in the 1700s, high heeled shoes were seen as a sign of upper-class status, and their length was regulated by authorities - Β½ inch for commoners, 1 inch for the bourgeois, 1 and Β½ inches for knights, 2 inches for nobles, and 2 and Β½ inches for princes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
Despite being 23 kg (50 lbs), medieval knight armo(u)r is actually not as stiff as often portrayed and quite flexible. A Knight would be able to run full speed in it, fight with the dexterity of a common soldier and even perform acrobatics. youtu.be/qzTwBQniLSc
In 2012, after learning about the Aurora, Colorado shooting during a screening of β€˜The Dark Knight Rises’, Hans Zimmer recorded a track titled β€œAurora” to raise money for the victims of the shooting. mtv.com/news/1690681/hans…
Monty Python and the Holy Grail was originally planned to end with a massive battle between Arthur's forces, the French knights, and the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. This was scrapped because the movie didn't have a big enough budget for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The Mediterranean island country of Malta has been inhabited since around 5900 BCE, and has been ruled by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Aragonese, Knights of Malta, French and British, all before becoming independent in 1964. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
In 1482 there was a knight burned at the stake for homosexuality, and his name was Richard Puller en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Notre-Dame cathedral features a carving of a knight fleeing from a rabbit, symbolizing cowardice. This carving inspired the Rabbit of Caerbannog scene in Month Python and the Holy Grail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
When CIA raided Usama Bin Ladin’s compound in Abbottabad they found "Batman Gotham Knight", "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs", "Resident Evil" and many other videos. cia.gov/news-information/…
Today I learned of Christopher Thomas Knight, AKA the North Pond Hermit. He entered the woods of Maine at age 20 and lived without human contact for 27 years, committing roughly 40 robberies a year for supplies. The only time he spoke to another human was when he said "hi" to a passing hiker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Today I learned about Jessie Knight: Britain's 1st female tattoo artist. She was also a star circus sharpshooter who shot her abusive ex-husband. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
King Arthur had a Muslim knight: Sir Palamedes. In Arthurian Legends, he is famed for being part of the Tristan-Isolde-Palamedes love triangle, the hunt for the Questing Beast, and the search for the Holy Grail (wherein he converts to Christianity). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
A knight fighting under another's banner was called a knight bachelor while a knight fighting under his own banner was a knight banneret. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kni…
The Knights Templar invented international banking and payable checks bbc.com/news/business-384…
The Knights of Malta (aka Hospitallers) are considered the world's smallest sovereign state and even issue their own passports. ansa.it/english/news/2016…
2012 Aurora shooter "Jame Holmes" never called himself the 'Joker' nor was the Dark knight a reason for the shooting, it was a rumor made by journalist that spread online. denverpost.com/2015/09/18…
The #1 movie on IMDb for years was the Godfather, but fans of the Dark Knight started giving it low ratings in an effort to make TDK the #1 movie. TDK didn't stay on top, but the Godfather was given just enough low ratings to make it fall to the #2 spot, behind the Shawshank Redemption slashfilm.com/imdb-watch-…
Knights who had pledged allegiance to the feudal host and had land were obliged to give 40 days’ service per year. britannica.com/topic/knig…
Today I learned of Anthony de Lucy, 3rd Baron Lucy. De Lucy was an English knight and crusader who died on campaign in the year 1368. In 1981 De Lucy's extremely well preserved remains were found in a crypt beneath the ruins of St. Bees Abbey in Lincolnshire, England, which had since become a car park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_…
Templar Knights would issue letters of credit to the pilgrims journeying to the Holy Land. Pilgrims deposited their valuables with a local Templar, received a document indicating the value of their deposit, then used that document upon arrival to retrieve their funds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The plane used in the opening sequence of 'The Dark Knight Rises' (designation ZS-NVB) crashed only about a year later. With no survivors. baaa-acro.com/crash/crash…
The first Peace movement was started to stop all the knights killing other and rob rest of the people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Due to a deadline to file a patent, Nike founder Phil Knight chose the brand's name hastily and reluctantly only after it being suggested the same day. businessinsider.com/how-n…
The last English knight to be publicly degraded (stripped of knighthood) was Francis Mitchell in 1628. He’d committed extortion. His spurs were broken and thrown out, his belt cut, and his sword broken over his head. He was called "no longer a Knight but Knave" and led to the Tower of London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Holger the Dane is a fabled Frankish knight, and statue, in the catacombs of Kronborg in Denmark. He will, according to folklore, come to life if Denmark is ever threatened by a foreign invasion. He was first mentioned in the 12th century, and the statue was built in 1907. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogi…
The Black Knight in Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail was inspired by two Roman wrestlers who were in a very intense and entangled fight. After one surrendered from pain of a broken rib an attendant picked up the winner, tapping him and saying "You won" to discover that he was dead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…

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