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WHO'S A NOSEY PARKER THEN!

March 11th 2015 03:24
Ever wondered where the term 'Nosey Parker' came from? The nosey part in itself is quite obvious, but the Parker part?

Archbishop of Canterbury Matthew nosey Parker
It turns out there actually was an original Nosey Parker, one Matthew Parker in point of fact. Matthew Parker had worked his way up the ecclesiastical ranks from performing as chaplain to Henry VIII, to eventually becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 to 1575.
As you have probably guessed he was quite nosey regarding certain affairs of state and religion, and is believed to have been sporting a somewhat overlarge proboscis to boot.
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WEE VILL STOP EATING THE CROPS!

February 11th 2015 23:22
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In 1545 in France, the weevils who were currently eating the crops of Saint-Julien's vineyards were taken to court!

The motion began when a group of winemakers pressured the local judge into a way to stop the weevils, so he had a indictment drawn up and even appointed a defense lawyer to act on behalf of the weevils (now there's an argument I would have liked to have seen!).

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'TIS THE SEASON FOR SILLY QUOTES!

December 14th 2014 23:36
"I love Christmas! I receive a lot of wonderful presents I can't wait to exchange"
- Henry Youngman


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TRUST ME HEAD COLD CURES CAN BE WORSE!!!

November 18th 2014 11:39
Suffered from any earaches recently?
Sneezing cold


Just be glad you're not living in the the olden days of England when one of the cures for earache was to insert an oil covered cockroach into your ear!

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SHOCKINGLY THE DETAILS CAN BE IMPORTANT!

September 19th 2014 21:01
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During the 1890's, the Emperor of Abysinia (now known as Ethiopia) became fascinated with the idea of using the newly invented electric chair.

So he went ahead and ordered a number of extremely expensive electric chairs before realising that he had overlooked one seemingly minor detail. Abysinia didn't have any electricity.

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Wars Of The Roses Game Of Thrones
George R. R. Martin has said that his main inspiration for writing his book series colloquially known as the Game Of Thrones series thanks to the HBO television production, was the series of dynastic wars during the 1400's for the throne of England known as the Wars of the Roses.
The fight that arose over succession upon the king's death was the paramount inspiration for the main storyline.


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CHARACTER FACTS FROM GAME OF THRONES

August 22nd 2014 05:03
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Kristian Nairn who plays the role of Hodor is a DJ! Yes, believe it or not, 'Hodor' was a full-time DJ before he landed his role as a cast member of Game Of Thrones, and even now still DJs in his home town of Belfast during the off-season. DJ Nairn also plays guitar and sings.

Robbed Stark's wife Talisa Maegyr, real name Oona Chaplin is the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin!
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RANDOM PEOPLE FACTS

June 25th 2014 04:15
After the invention of colour television, the number of people dreaming in black and white decreased.

Offering incentives such as money for doing well in an IQ test can result not only in a better effort, but also a better score.
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SWIMMING IN BEER ~ LITERALLY!!

April 30th 2014 00:02
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On Monday the 17th of October, 1814, 9 people died as a result of the London Beer Flood.

A large beer tank at the Meux and Company Brewery containing 610,000 litres of beer (135,000 gallons) ruptured, causing other nearby tanks to burst.

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YOU HAVE A 100% CHANCE OF DYING!

March 19th 2014 01:37
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No one lives forever, but here are some odd statistics about death that you may not know.

You are 6-7 times more likely to die in an elevator than on a rollercoaster.
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