What candy bar was named after its inventor’s family horse?
Answer: The Snickers bar has an interesting story behind its name. Originally introduced to the public in 1930 by Franklin and Ethel Mars, the Snickers bar was named after their family horse. When that horse “Snickers” died, they named a candy bar after it. The original Snickers bars were sold for a nickel. Interestingly, the farm where Snickers had lived was called the Milky Way Farm, just like their other famous candy bar. Regardless of this name theme, Snickers candy bars live on as one of the best-selling candies in the world.
Why is Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots, called the Winter Queen?
-She became queen on the winter solstice
-She was cold and unfeeling
-She served as queen for only a year
-She froze to death
Elizabeth Stuart was a granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. She joined the court in London in 1608. Her father arranged her marriage to Frederick V. They married on Valentine’s Day 1613. They became king and queen of Bohemia in November 1619. Emperor Ferdinand II forced them from Bohemia a year later. Elizabeth became the Winter Queen, a nod to her serving as queen from winter to winter for one year only. Source: HistoryToday.com
She served as queen for only a year
Elizabeth Stuart was Electress of the Palatinate and briefly Queen of Bohemia as the wife of Frederick V of the Palatinate. Due to her husband’s reign in Bohemia lasting for just one winter, Elizabeth is often referred to as The Winter Queen. Wikipedia
Born: 19 August 1596, Falkland Palace, Falkland, United Kingdom
Died: 13 February 1662, London, United Kingdom
Spouse: Frederick V of the Palatinate (m. 1613)
Children: Sophia of Hanover, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, MORE
Siblings: Charles I of England, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, Robert Stuart, Duke of Kintyre and Lorne
Parents: James VI and I, Anne of Denmark
Which state was named after a French king?
Answer: Louisiana was named after Louis XIV, King of France from 1643 to 1715. When Frenchman René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the interior of North America drained by the Mississippi River and its tributaries for his country in 1682, the explorer named it Louisiana in honor of Louis XIV. The suffix -ana is a Latin suffix that can refer to information relating to an individual or subject. Thus, roughly, Louis + ana carries the idea of “related to Louis.” The Louisiana Territory became American property after the U.S. purchased it from France in 1803.
Louisiana is a southeastern U.S. state on the Gulf of Mexico. Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun cultures. The largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and wartime exhibits at the huge National WWII Museum.
Capital: Baton Rouge