Today’s Latin Phrase: Utinam barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant!

May barbarians invade your personal space!

April Fools’ Week on Team Marco Polo: Poisson d’Avril

The French call April 1 Poisson d’Avril, or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying “Poisson d’Avril” when the prank is discovered.

History Schmistory, March 30: Hank wants a new toy!

1533 – Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon, which leads to the creation of the Anglican church, lots of bloody history over the next hundred years, and several good Shakespeare plays.
Hank

Viral Marco: A really cute kid speaks French!

History Schmistory, March 29: Beethoven Rolls Over!

1795 – Beethoven (age 24) debuts as pianist in Vienna.

April Fool’s Week on Team Marco Polo

Who would prank Marco Polo?

History Schmistory, March 28: Mona Winks!

1794 – The Louvre Museum in Paris opens to the public.
Leonardo Da Viinci's Masterpiece.  Not.

Viral Marco: Euronerds rule!

More Paris travel tips from Euronerd, Steve Ricks!

History Schmistory, March 27: Diss in Venice

1309 – Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population.
Venice

VIRAL TEAM MARCO POLO. The Bells of Notre Dame: Horror Movie Version

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