Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Fun

Hello friends! Here is another installment of Friday Fun Trivia Breakdown. This is the place where you get all the wild trivia information and back stories you never even asked for! This week I am pulling from the trivia tournament because I was there and witnessed the heated debates and battles. Just a fun note, I'll be at the same place (aka the Dundee Gastropub) this coming Tuesday to yell trivia questions at you. Anyways:

I picked question number eight from round four, the "But I Wasn't Even Born Yet!" round. Hopefully y'all knew some history from a long, long time ago.

Q: What name was given to the murders committed in or near the impoverished district in the East End of London between 3 April 1888 and 13 February 1891, mostly attributed to Jack the Ripper? A: A: Whitechapel Murders (took place in or near Whitechapel district) 

Jack the Ripper! Aren't we all familiar with the terror of Jack the Ripper? I sadly don't know enough about the guy. If only I was an expert, I could call myself a Ripperologist.

Yes, this is a thing! Ripperology is the study of Jack the Ripper and all the mystery that comes with it. In fact, there are well over a hundred different theories about who Jack the Ripper was and some people really are into the study of it. There are endless theories concerning a shawl, a diary, some letters, and on and on.

There's a timeline for the history of Ripperology, a magazine, and even a conference for Ripperologists to gather at. I for one, will not be attending this year. 

Ripperology is not alone, there are lots of other weird -ologies:

Campanology- the study of bells
Vexillology- the scientific study of flags
Eschatology- the study of the end, death, and the final destination of the soul!
Tartarology- the study of hell

Man, there is a lot to do in the world! See y'all on the other side. 

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