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NEWS AT A GLANCE

. Volunteers had no recognised existence in England until May, 1859. — The Nelson Evening Mail, September 8 1908 . Everyone in Joe Orton’s social circle was called Kenneth. The word ‘truth’ has no exact equivalent in Welsh. The 8-hour workday doesn’t make sense. Sloths take five seconds to have sex, but a month to digest a [...]

NEWS AT A GLANCE

. The typewriter is more largely used in Mexico than in France. — The Nelson Evening Mail, August 2 1906 . In 1943 a British pilot made an emergency landing on the Italian island of Lampedusa, only to have it surrender to him. Kelo trees live for up to 3,500 years, and remain standing for another 700. [...]

Emergency announcement

“Ladies and gentleman, one of our passengers has requested metaphysical assistance. Would any poets flying with us today please contact a member of the cabin crew immediately. Thank you.”

Thoughts on air travel

I If your children do not go to church or read tales of Greek heroes you will need to take them on a plane to learn the meaning of ‘descent’. II The aeroplane toilet is the nearest thing we have now to a mythical beast.