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The veddahs, or wild hunters, of Ceylon mingle the pounded fibres of soft and decayed wood with the honey on which they feed when meat is not to be obtained.

The Nelson Evening Mail, Monday, January 21 1907

Samuel John Taylor Coleridge is the first descendant in more than two centuries to be named after his great-great-great-great-great-uncle the poet.

The Oxford prison is a boutique hotel.

There are no bears at London Zoo.

Native Americans do not care about the name of the Washington Redskins.

If the king laugh, all laugh.

Laser hair removal in Maradana might be cheaper than you think.

Pasternak means ‘parsnip’ in Russian.

Everything is rare somewhere.

Laurie Lee did not drink cider.

Map-makers include mistakes in their work to see if anyone is copying them.

25% of all Welsh males are related to the Welsh nobility.

Richard Branson eats his dinner in 45 minutes.

It takes nothing to cook up a thoroughgoing libel.

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