Saturday, 9 April 2016

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

Today's collection has a deal to do with eccentricity.


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1. Iggy Pop has a white cockatoo called Biggy Pop.

Wow!(sic)


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2. Superhero movies currently perform better at the box office if they aren't just about superheroes.

You mean people like stories.


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3. Sir Walter Scott wrote bad reviews of his own novels to boost sales.

No such thing as bad publicity


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4. An ancient sea creature would drag its offspring around on strings like kites.

Tied to mother's apron strings
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5. Tyrion is mathematically the most important character in Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones free zone here!
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6. More people were executed in 2015 than in any of the previous 25 years.

This is just so sad
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7. A member of the Manson family apparently hand-edited a print-out of his Wikipedia page from prison.


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8. You can be given lines to write out for motoring offences in Vietnam.


I must try harder
I must try harder
I must try harder
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9. There is one female shop owner on Savile Row.

How many inside legs has she measured?


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10. Chumbawumba's song Tubthumping was written about a drunken Irish neighbour who would fall down and get up again outside the band's house.


Inspiration can come from anywhere
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God Bless