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Which prizes were awarded to George Bernard Shaw?
Oscar and Nobel Prize. He was the first person to be awarded both Nobel Prize and Oscar. He got the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. Despite his disdain for Hollywood, Shaw also won the Academy Award for best written screenplay in 1938.
How many flags form the Union Jack, the composed national flag of the United Kingdom?
3. The flag is composed of the red cross of St George of the Kingdom of England, the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland, and the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland.
The historical, Latin name of Ireland, given by the Romans is ...
Hibernia. The Romans would later refer to Ireland by this name too in its Latinised form - Hibernia. Hibernia as a national personification representing Ireland appeared in numerous cartoon and drawings, especially in the nineteenth century.
What led to The Great Ireland Famine between 1845 and 1852?
Disease of potato. Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland was significantly larger than elsewhere. Due to the great poverty, the vast majority of the population sufficed with a diet of potatoes and dairy.
This is a photo of the most important heritage site of a certain country, taken in 1923. Where is it?
In Ireland. Newgrange is a prehistoric monument built about 3200 BC, during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. In the 1970s, the area was cleared and the front of the monument was reconstructed, although some have questioned this move.
What is Bono's (of U2) given name?
Paul Hewson. Paul David Hewson was born in 1960 in Dublin. His father was a Roman Catholic, and his mother - Anglican.
Which musical instrument is the national symbol of Ireland?
Harp. The harp, traditionally associated with King David, was rare in medieval heraldry and its origins as the coat of arms of Ireland are unclear. Triangular devices appeared on the medieval Irish coinage by kings John and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. These devices may have been crude harps or it may be that the harp developed from the use of triangles to distinguish Irish coins.