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Hero and Leander Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Before Christopher Marlowe could finish his epic poem "Hero and Leander," he died in a bar fight. Oops. (Source)

The Leander Club is one of the oldest rowing clubs in England. We guess its members have better luck out on the water than their namesake did.

Anotomys leander is the scientific name of a fish-eating rat that swims in the turbulent streams of Northern Ecuador. We bet Hero would've freaked out if she saw one of those paddling toward her. (Source)

There have been a ton of ships named after Leander over the years--frigates, yachts, various warships—you name it. Wonder why…? (Source)

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