Saturday, 13 December 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

Shy celebrities and well-travelled scallops.

1. In 2009 the US Agency for International Development tried to recruit an underground rapper to overthrow the Cuban regime.


2. Tom Hanks checks into hotels using the name of Scottish music hall singer Harry Lauder as an alias.


3. Scallops caught in Brittany are shipped to China for cleaning before being transported back to France to be sold in ready meals.

How daft is that?

4. Over 88% of individual winners at the Darwin Awards are men.


5. Antarctic sea urchins aren't too bothered by climate change.


6. The pope believes that animals go to heaven.

I thought that animals had no immortal souls!

7. At one point in the 1980s Raleigh accounted for 75% of the UK bike market.


8. Halle Berry and Adele both say they have given online dating a go.


9. Few Germans have heard of the Christmas truce of World War One.


10. Jose Mourinho enjoys cage swimming with sharks.


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God Bless