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March 21st, 2013, 09:54
Fanny Murray, a mistress of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, once reputedly ate a Ł20 note between two slices of bread. Allegedly, but probably not true, the earl invented the sandwich in order to eat while gambling. It IS true, however, that the word "sandwich" derives from him. Sandwich is a small town in SE England.
William Arnott, founder of Arnott's Biscuits Holdings, first took up gold mining for a living but quit when he could not find any gold. Seem like a sensible thing to do. On a side note, there is a saying that when you're you looking for something, you always find it at the last place you're looking. And the alternative to that is …..
The big bud mite is so tiny that it can be transported by wind, rain or flying insects. No googles for the small bud mite, but pibbur apologises for this very obvious pun, likely to place him after Alan Davies on QI.
In 2012, a three-day World Congress of Religions conference was organized by the Institute of World Religions to commemorate the 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda. Datta?
Marathon runner Yuki Kawauchi shaved his head as an apology to his fans after a poor performance at the Tokyo Marathon meant he missed the London Olympics. Ouch!!!
Arnold of Nijmegen's stained glass windows (pictured) in Tournai Cathedral show Queen Fredegund's plot to have her husband's rival assassinated.
was discovered in 1980 in the Gavish Sabkha, a coastal brine pool on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
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