Bizarre Deaths of the Middle Ages

The Middle Ages, also known as the Medieval Period, spanned between the fifth and fifteenth centuries, ending with the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Given the brutality of the time period, the idea of death was viewed very differently than the modern perception, and average life expectancy was significantly lower than today. War and savage violence was extremely common and as such, untimely deaths were not considered unusual. This list encompasses some of the most famously bizarre deaths in recorded history.
Richard I
Richard I Of England
Cause of Death: Shot down by a boy who was holding a frying pan.
In 1199 Richard I had bankrupted England, thanks to the costly Third Crusade and his subsequent ransom payment after being captured by the German Emperor. To finance his war efforts in France, Richard found he needed vast amounts of money which could not be provided on tax alone. Fittingly he died whilst looking for money at Castle Chalus-Chabrol in France, which housed a pot of gold according to rumor. During the siege of the tiny castle, a young boy fighting with a frying pan grabbed a crossbow and shot into a group of knights on horseback. He hit one in the shoulder, and the victim immediately stood up and congratulated the child on his well-aimed shot. This knight was Richard the Lionheart. Richard died days later as the minor wound turned gangrenous, though on his deathbed he awarded his impoverished killer one-hundred shillings in an act of final chivalry. Despite this, the boy who killed Richard was later flayed alive on the orders of one of Richard’s generals and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard’s grieving mother, before a public hanging.

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Phenomenal Wonders Of The Natural World

Sailing Stones

The mysterious moving stones of the packed-mud desert of Death Valley have been a center
of scientific controversy for decades.
Rocks weighing up to hundreds of pounds
Have been known to move up to hundreds of yards at a time.
Some scientists have proposed
That a combination of strong winds and surface ice account for these movements.
However, this theory does not explain evidence of
Different rocks starting side by side
And moving at different rates and in disparate directions.
Moreover, the physics calculations do not fully support this theory
As wind speeds of hundreds of miles per hour
Would be needed to move some of the stones.

कुछ काम था क्या...???

एक दिन रोहित  को एसएमएस आया कि ...
क्या आप अन्ना हजारे के साथ हैं?
रोहित  ने जवाब भेजा...
नहीं, मैं तो घर पर हूं...
कुछ काम था क्या...??? 

बच्चे का मन पढ़ाई में न लगे तो...

यदि आपके बच्चे-बच्चियाँ पढ़ाई में ध्यान न देते हों, आलसी अथवा चंचल हों और आप चाहते हें कि वे पढ़ाई में ध्यान दें तो क्या करें ? डाँटने, फटकारने, मारने से काम नहीं चलेगा। 
इसके लिए एक छोटा सा प्रयोग है। अशोक वृक्ष के तीन-तीन पत्तों से बंदनवार (तोरण) बनाकर बच्चे के कमरे के दरवाजे की चौखट पर गुरुवार के दिन बाँध दें और संकल्प करें कि मेरे बच्चे का मन पढ़ाई में लगे। अगले गुरुवार को पहले वाले उतारकर ताजे पत्तों की नयी बंदनवार लगा दें। फिर तीसरे गुरुवार भी ऐसा करें। इस प्रकार तीन गुरुवार के बाद एक गुरुवार छोड़ दें। तीन-तीन करके कुल नौ गुरुवार तक यह प्रयोग करें। इससे लाभ होगा।


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