Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, “Hell is—other people” in his existential play No Exit (1944).
- Who was the Beatrice that Dante wrote about in the Divine Comedy? Beatrice was probably Beatrice Portinari, daughter of a noble Florentine family and wife of Simone de' Bardi. She died at the age of twenty-four on June 8,1290, more than two decades before the…
- What colors make up a rainbow? The colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet make up a rainbow.
- Is it true that Robert E. Lee was offered command of both sides in the Civil War? Yes. Within the span of a few days in April 1861, Lee was offered command of both the Union and Confederate forces. Although he opposed slavery and secession and believed the South could…
- How many people were present at Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address? Approximately 5,000 people appeared at the dedication of the Civil War battlefield cemetery on November 19, 1863.
- In an average year, how many Americans are audited by the IRS? In 1980, the Internal Revenue Service audited 1,528,927 returns, 1.9 percent of all returns submitted. The IRS claimed in 1980 it spends $4.40 for every $1,000 it collects from taxpayers.
- How many people in America receive food stamps? Census estimates for 1986 revealed that 6,779,000 of a total 88,458,000 households, or 7.66 percent, received food stamps during the year.