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A small country in the Caribbean has two times in history declared itself an Empire. None of these in reality insignificant two empires survived its first megalomaniac emperor. Which country was that? (It still exists today.)
As an answer, I quote my article “Emperors, Purple & The Roman Legacy”, Meriondho Leo, June 2012, an article also being an integrated part of my e-book “Imperium”, from 2020:
“Even Haiti has had two emperors. Jean-Jacques Dessalines made himself an emperor, as Jacques I, in 1803, and his empire lasted until he was murdered in 1806. He led the second successful revolt against the French, who had held Haiti as a colony since 1697. The first (at least initially) successful revolt was led by the legendary Toussaint L'Ouverture, who was successful at first but was finally defeated by Napoleon I and brought to France, where he died in 1803. But that is another story.
The second "emperor" of Haiti was Faustin-Élie Soulouque, who made himself an emperor in 1841, as Faustin I. He was forced to abdicate in 1859, after a failed attempt to take the Dominican Republic. His reign was an attempt to copy Napoleon I of France in almost every way, although without losing its specific Haitian touch.”
A certain flower symbolised secrecy for the old Romans. Hanging over a table, it meant that the conversation there was to remain confidential. There is an expression based on that custom which is sometimes used (quoted in Latin) even today.
What flower, and what expression?
The expression is "sub rosa", under the rose. @jstjylrd_ knew this answer as well.
Who was created first, Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse?
Mickey Mouse; he is about 6 years older than Donald Duck.
Answer to Quiz 30:6
Were birds the first vertebrates to develop powered flight? I not, what did it before them?
No, birds were not first, pterosaurs were. They dominated the airspace 228-66 million years ago. It's very possible they were better flyers than the birds are. In any case, birds did not evolve properly until the pterosaurs were gone and left the niche free for them.
Pterosaurs, of which the most well known is the pterodactylus, were not dinosaurs, rather cousins of dinosaurs. They belonged to their own line, Pterosauria, a line that eventually became extinct in the great mass extinction that also killed off the dinosaurs.
@jstjylrd_ had the answer: pterosaurs, and reached four right answers this time!