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In 1915, the British lock millionaire Cecil Chubb bought his wife Stonehenge. She didn’t like it, so in 1918 he gave it to the nation. 101 more words


Amazing Animal Facts (iii)

Koala means “no water” in the now extinct Dharuk language of south-eastern Australia. Koalas hardly ever have to drink because their diet consists entirely of eucalyptus leaves, which are 50 per cent water. 443 more words



In order to celebrate Knowledge Guild’s 1500th (consecutive) post, we are going to take a closer look at the number 1500. Do not worry, it is not as dull as it sounds. 435 more words


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Salvador Dali did nine months of military service and was assigned the role of toilet cleaner. He pretended to have nervous fits to avoid night duty. 90 more words


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Duelling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

In 2008 a lock of Jane Austen’s hair was sold at auction for £5,640. 74 more words