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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:27 pm

During the Dutch golden age Amsterdam was one of the most important ports of the world
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:05 pm

A product of that Golden Age which made many merchant records in its vast trade exploits, particularly in spices, was the Dutch East India Company
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:13 pm

Jan Pieterszoon Coen was appointed Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company in 1619
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:10 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mace_(spice)

Coen also set about establishing a monopoly over the trade in nutmeg and mace


I choose this because when I asked google what Mace means, it turned out that it can be either a spice or a Star Wars character :o

EDIT : the (spice) should be part of the link
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Postby michelanCello » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:51 pm

Well, as Chrys said, Mace Windu was a charachter in Star Wars... One I never really understood...
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:25 pm

George Lucas is the creator of star wars
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Postby michelanCello » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:44 pm

He's good friends with Steven Spielberg :wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:38 pm

Steven Spielberg made the Indiana Jones movies :D
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Postby mystmoon » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:03 pm

Indiana Jones suffers from Ophidiophobia or an irrational fear of snakes
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:50 pm

Adrian Monk also has a fear of snakes :wink:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:13 pm

Monk has a much cleverer brother ~ like Sherlock Holmes' brother Mycroft
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:19 pm

Mycroft co-founded the The Diogenes Club
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Postby mystmoon » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:54 pm

The Diogenes Club was popularised in the film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:08 pm

Christopher Lee played Mycroft in that one
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Postby michelanCello » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:59 am

He also played the father of Mr. Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the Johnny Depp version, although I prefer the old one... he didn't play in that one though... :wink: )
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