A Load of Rubbish and Other Stuff...
Posted by John K on May 11, 2020, 11:55 am
Strange Facts from around the world... |
In the Hebrides, what defines an island is the ability of the land to support at least one sheep.
At any one time, 0.7 per cent of the world’s population is estimated to be drunk.
In Lima, Peru, there is a large brass statue of Winnie the Pooh - even though it’s Paddington Bear who came from Peru.
It used to be against the law in Swiss cities to slam the car door.
About 5,000 languages are spoken on earth.
Bulgarians eat more yoghurt than anyone else.
Churches in Malta show two different (wrong) times in order to confuse the devil
More than a hundred cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.
A Cowboy’s Tombstone…
Here are the ‘Five Rules for Men to Follow for a Happy Life’ that cowboy, Russell J Larsen had inscribed on his headstone in Logan, Utah, America. He died not knowing that he would win the ‘Coolest Headstone’ contest.
FIVE RULES FOR MEN TO FOLLOW FOR A HAPPY LIFE.
1. It’s important to have a woman who helps at home,
cooks from time to time, cleans up, and has a job.
2. It’s important to have a woman who can make you
3. It’s important to have a woman who you can trust,
and doesn’t lie to you.
4. It’s important to have a woman who is good in bed,
and likes to be with you.
5. It’s very, very important that these four women do
not know each other.... Or you could end up dead
Amusing Newspaper Headlines…
Chef throws his heart into Helping Feed The Needy.
If strike isn’t settled quickly, it may last a while.
Include your children when baking cup-cakes.
Kids make nutritious snacks.
Man struck by lightning faces battery charge.
Milk drinkers are turning to powder.
Red tape holds up new bridge.
Safety experts say school bus passengers should be belted.
A North-East Ghost Story
The Ghost of Archie Armstrong
Haughton Castle by the North Tyne, to the north of Hadrian’s wall, dates from the fourteenth century and is reputed to be haunted by Archie, a notorious clan chief of the Armstrong family, who was imprisoned there during the reign of Henry VIII. Many centuries ago, a lord of Haughton Castle, called Thomas Swinburne, captured Armstrong and imprisoned him in the dungeon, but unfortunately, forgot to leave instructions for the provision of food and water for his prisoner. A few days later, while attending a meeting in York, Swinburne suddenly remembered his ill-fated captive, after discovering the key’s to Armstrong’s cell in his pocket. Swinburne quickly stormed out of the meeting and mounted his horse to gallop home to Northumberland. Swinburne was too late, when he opened the cell there Armstrong lay dead on the floor and what a horrifying sight it was, as it seemed that in desperation Armstrong had gnawed the flesh from his own arm. For many years the ghost of Armstrong haunted the castle until it was exorcised by a local vicar, using a black lettered bible. The ghost returned to Haughton for a short time, while the bible was taken to London for binding, but when the book was returned to Northumberland, Armstrong's ghost was rarely seen again.