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Pablo Picasso’s full name was “Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso.” (The “Picasso” is actually from his mother, Maria Picasso y Lopez; His father was Jose Ruiz Blasco.)

Nine other nifty facts about Picasso at Neatorama’s “Ten Fun Facts About Pablo Picasso.”

As we redesign our business cards, we might offer a tasty birthday greeting to John Montagu, British politician, inventor, explorer, and the 4th Earl of Sandwich.  It’s said that Montagu invented the eponymously-named meal, the “sandwich,” in 1762; he often spent excessive amounts of time gambling, and wanted to limit his time away from the table– so he told his servants to bring him meat lodged between two slices of bread. Alternately, Sandwich’s biographer describes the original form, using salt beef, as more likely to have been invented to eat while working at his desk, where he spent long hours. In any case, last Monday’s honoree, Captain Cook, named the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) for him.

Gainsborough’s portrait of Montagu

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November 3, 2008 at 1:01 am

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