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Eldorado

Eldorado

  

by Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

When Poe's body was found, it was discovered that his clothes had been taken and that he had been dressed in somebody else's suit. (Source.)

El Dorado is the name of the county where gold was discovered in California in 1848. (Source.)

Edgar Allan Poe once said: "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." (Source.)

Poe left college after only 8 months because he had a gambling problem and couldn't pay his debts. (Source.)

Did you notice the similarity between the words "Eldorado" and Doritos, the type of chips? The words "dorado" and "Dorito" are related. "Doritos" means "little golden things," "dorado" means "the golden thing" or "the golden one." Isn't trivia just delicious? (Source.)

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