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On the body of a man who committed suicide in the canal at New Gravel Lane, Stepney, a hospital card was found marked “delusions”.’

The Nelson Evening Mail, January 6 1909

The new Norwegian Bible translation is by no means a rush job.

Gieves & Hawkes is the cheapest Top 10 London tailor. Prices start around £800.

Sri Lanka’s Batatotalena cave temple, in which the Buddha is believed once to have rested, contains a mural incorporating the British royal coat of arms.

It is empirically improbable that everybody was kung fu fighting.

Les Miserables contains a sentence that is 823 words long.

Natalie Imbruglia’s late-’90s single ‘Torn’ was apparently a cover.

Writing the word ‘Adult’ on the cover of a children’s colouring book makes a cheap alternative to expensive adult colouring books.

China’s longest bridge is longer than America’s six longest bridges all together.

In the first test between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston in 2017, 19 West Indian wickets fell on day three.

Shostakovich was afraid of prostitutes and janitors.

The ruler of Egypt once gave Charles X of France a giraffe. It walked to Paris with an antelope.

Pukka Pies don’t compromise.

For the last twenty years of his life Rudolf Hess was the only inmate of the Spandau Prison.

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