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The lie of today, Sunday the 22nd of July 2018

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The Lebanese city Beirut (a corruption of the German, Bayreuth) was named by the aggrieved Friedrich Grondelholster who founded his own (rather unsuccesful) Wagner festival, predating the birth of the composer by some 40 years.

Source: Dr. Steve Greatbanks
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