FACT OF THE DAY!

Many historians agree that the first spy, as we know them today, was a man called Sir Francis Walsingham, (born 1532), who worked for Elizabeth I during the war against Spain. In order to gain top-secret battles plans of the Spanish Armada, Sir Francis boarded a boat disguised as a paella.

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Sir Francis Walsingham or a paella???

Walsingham was successful in his mission and retired to the countryside where he wrote his famous novel, ‘Jaws’.

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FACT OF THE DAY!

The strange over-sized shaped glasses worn by 1985 snooker world champion, Dennis Taylor are designed this way because he has not heard of contact lenses!

 

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Dennis Taylors weird glasses

When asked in 1990 why he chose to wear his distinctive glasses and not contact lenses, Dennis just laughed and said, “Lenses that go on your actual eye? Be serious you f**king f**kface t**t”.

 

FACT OF THE DAY!

In Western Samoa sexual foreplay consist of licking your partners right ear lobe whilst whispering ‘laser quest’.

 

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An Ear. FACT!

 

 

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Laser Quest. FACT!

The reason behind this unique sexual practice isn’t fully understood and I can’t be bothered to research it but it’s fair to say that SamoansĀ loveĀ a laser!

 

FACT OF THE DAY!

Before some bright spark invented clocks we used to tell the time in various ways, one way was to use candles. This technique was discovered in 1432 by Gustav Schhhnitzle of Austria when he realised it took him 3 minutes to eat a single 4 inch by .05 inch candle.

 

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A torch. Like a candle but waaaayyy better.

 

 

 

 

FACT OF THE DAY!

Great White sharks are actually terrified of water, hence their terrible mood swings.

 

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An utterly petrified shark trying to get out of the water

 

Sharks are one of the oldest species of animal on Earth and as far as experts such as myself can tell, they have always lived in the sea. The question is why, as a species, did they decide to do this when they so clearly hate the water. Luckily, they are excellent swimmers and all of the food they need is also in the worlds oceans – which to me says that they’re meant to be in there.

FACT OF THE DAY!

In Malawi honey is used as currency instead of cash, meaning the 100 rich list consists of just bees.

 

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The Bees of Malawi (loaded)

It is not known why the Malawian government persists in using honey instead of money, I could research this question but I am so angry that I cannot think about it any longer!