WEIRD FACTS ABOUT
St BERNARD of Montjoux (c.923-1008)

curly underline

St BERNARD of Montjoux (c.923-1008)

St Bernard of Montjoux, after whom the dog is named, is the patron saint of Alpinists, mountaineers and skiers and should not be confused with St Bernard of Clairvaux, who is patron saint of beekeepers, bees, candlemakers, chandlers, Gibraltar, Queens College Cambridge, wax melters and wax refiners.
St Bernard of Montjoux founded hospices for climbers and organised patrols to rid the Alps of robbers.


| Share |

You may also be interested in:

WOODPECKER
According to research carried out in 1936, if you attach a false moustache on to... MORE

DYNAMITE
The word 'dynamite' was coined in 1867 from the Greek word for 'force' by its... MORE

HANDKERCHIEF
In 1785 Marie Antoinette decreed that the length of a handkerchief should equal its breadth.... MORE

SCISSORS
The first open international championship at the game of Scissors-Paper-Stone was held in Toronto in... MORE

PORK
In 2007, a French court ruled that it is not discriminatory to offer pork soup... MORE

URINATION
In 2006, Danish artist Uwe Max Jensen was fined 1,000-kroner for pretending to urinate in... MORE

DREAM
On 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King uttered the phrase "I have a dream" eight... MORE

ADULTERY
In ancient Greek, the meaning of the verb rhaphanizo is 'to thrust a radish up... MORE

STARLING
In the early 1890s, about 100 European starlings were released in New York City's Central... MORE

CUBA
The tennis player John McEnroe was born on the day Fidel Castro seized power in... MORE

VIENNA
In the mid-19th century statistics at the Vienna General Hospital showed that pregnant women who... MORE

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
When Jean-Bedel Bokassa was crowned Emperor of the Central African Republic in 1977, only one... MORE

FIDELITY
Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation, in 2008 ruled that members of the Carabinieri... MORE

TRISTAN DA CUNHA
Potatoes were used as currency on the island of Tristan da Cunha until 1942. Even... MORE

DINGO
Until 1980, the Dingo Barrier Fence in Australia had strong claims to be the longest... MORE

SPONSORED LINKS:

Ads by Chitika