What did the winners receive in the ancient Olympic games?

What did the winners receive in the ancient Olympic games?

The olive wreath also known as kotinos (Greek: κότινος), was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. It was an olive branch, of the wild- olive tree that grew at Olympia, intertwined to form a circle or a horse-shoe.

What’s the record for fastest sell out at Madison Square Garden?

Justin Bieber claims the record for selling out Madison Square Garden the fastest of any artist. Two shows for his 2012 Believe tour sold out in 30 seconds.  The prior fastest sellout record was Taylor Swift in 2009, when she sold out the venue in 60 seconds.

Where is the biggest tree in the world?

The General Sherman is a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) tree located in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, in the U.S. state of California. By volume, it is the largest known living single stem tree on earth.

What year was the odyssey written?

Most likely written between 750 and 650 B.C., The Odyssey is an epic poem about the wanderings of the Greek hero Odysseus following his victory in the Trojan War (which, if it did indeed take place, occurred in the 12th-century B.C. in Mycenaean Greece).

Is the Hydra real?

No, but lizards can self-amputate their tails for protection and they will grow back after a few months.

How big is a 45 rpm record?

The most common form of the vinyl single is the 45 or 7-inch, the names are derived from its play speed, 45 rpm and the standard diameter 7-inch (18 cm). The 7-inch 45 rpm record was introduced in 1949 by RCA as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs.

How many bones did Evel Knievel break in his life?

While Evel Knievel never actually broke “every bone in his body,” ultimately, the 433 broken bones he suffered during his career earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the survivor of “most bones broken in a lifetime.

What do Canadians celebrate on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. Thanksgiving Day in Canada is linked to the European tradition of harvest festivals.