by Diana Filer
1. Beer in Russia became a legally classified alcoholic drink only in 2011. Until then, anything containing less than 10% alcohol was considered a foodstuff.
2. Wenis is the rough underside skin of the elbow.
3. Schwechat is the airport for Vienna.
4. As of this past week, more than 4.7 million people have died of Covid-19, the worst hit being the United States, India and Brazil.
5. Hendrickje Stoffels was Rembrandt’s common law wife. He could not marry her because of legal complications linked to the will of Saskia, his late wife. When that was cleared up, he still did not marry her, but they remained together until she died, having given birth earlier to his daughter Cornelia.