Originally posted by Peter X
I'll give a big cheer to anyone who can answer these questions correctly. ( Hint: they are not as easy as they sound.) 1) How many wise men visited baby Jesus? 2) Which direction did the wise men follow the star? 3) Who cut off Samson's hair? 4) What fruit did Eve give Adam in the Garden of Eden?
1) The Bible just says 'magi', it doesn't say how many.
2) Westwards, presumably.
4) I don't know how this one ended up as 'apple' - one possibility (in English at least) is that it's an archaism from when 'apple' was the general word for fruit. Another is that it's a Latin pun ('apple' and 'bad' are both written 'malus' in Latin). I'm just guessing here.