Author Victor Hugo was so popular with the local sex workers, when he died, every brothel in Paris closed down for a day of mourning.

25/08/2022 From : The Guardian Party Tricks And Naked Writing The Eccentric Life Of Victor Hugo Books blog Victor Hugo By Marianna Hunt Sunday 30 December 2018 18.00 AEDT Victor Hugo is rightly remembered for his amazing literary output, and for his philanthropic work as a member of France’s National Assembly, campaigning for an endContinue reading “Author Victor Hugo was so popular with the local sex workers, when he died, every brothel in Paris closed down for a day of mourning.”

Japan has 23 vending machines per person.

12/08/2022 One thing is for sure when you visit Japan; there are vending machines in almost every street you walk. From dispensing simple supplies like basic groceries to weird options like underwear and puppies, there are so many options. There are even vending machines for prayer cards, gifts, and surgical masks. According to a survey by theContinue reading “Japan has 23 vending machines per person.”

It’s illegal for supermarkets in France to waste food.

Post First Published: 10/08/2022 7:03 PM Post First Updated: 9/09/2022 11:22 AM Food banks and other charities welcome law making large shops donate unsold food and stop spoiling items to deter foragers – The Guardian. – Angelique Chrisafis In Paris. – Friday February 5 2016 03.03 AEDT. France has become the first country in theContinue reading “It’s illegal for supermarkets in France to waste food.”

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

Post First Published: 10/08/2022 Many Russians consider beer a soft drink – a light refresher that can be guzzled on the way to work or sucked down in great quantities before a picnic and a swim in the river. Hard drinkers sniff at its weakness, as the saying goes: “Beer without vodka is like throwingContinue reading “Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.”

The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.

7/08/2022 Figures analysed by the RAC Foundation show around 80 per cent of Britain’s 26 million homes were built with a front plot. Of these around seven million gardens are now concreted over to park cars rather than grow flowers-that’s an area equivalent to 100 Hype Parks or 72 Olympic Parks. Car parked for 96%Continue reading “The average car in Britain is parked for 96% of the time.”

Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002.

7/08/2022 Red-faced Royal Marines have been forced to beat a hasty retreat after storming a Spanish beach resort instead of the fortress rock of Gibraltar. A map-reading glitch sent the 20-strong invasion force onto the beach at La Linea, the town on the frontier with the British colony, to the surprise of Spanish locals. TheContinue reading Britain accidentally invaded Spain in 2002.”

Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s.

Jeremy Bender  Jan 11, 2016, 2:30 AM Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s. https://www.businessinsider.com/canada-and-denmark-whiskey-war-over-hans-island-2016-1 Far in the Arctic North lies the barren and desolate Hans Island.  The uninhabited half-square-mile island, possessing no apparent natural resources, is a bizarre sliver of territory for twoContinue reading “Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s.”

Queen Elizabeth II Was A Trained Mechanic.

Post First Published: May 16 2022 1:24 AM Post First Updated: September 10 2022 2:01 PM World War II began when the Queen was just teenager. Back then, her mother, also named Elizabeth, was known as the Queen consort and the Queen was Princess Elizabeth. Though many urged the Queen consort to evacuate her children, ElizabethContinue reading “Queen Elizabeth II Was A Trained Mechanic.”

The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health 

First Published 13th May 2022 10:13 PM Updated 12/08/2022 5:50 PM The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health – hence why we ‘raise a toast’. Read The Original National Geographic Article: Cheers: Celebration Drinking Is an Ancient Tradition https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/drinking-alcohol-culture A Toast to Toasting Sometimes toasting was a duty—in theContinue reading “The Ancient Romans used to drop a piece of toast into their wine for good health “

In 2007, A Bosnian couple divorced after discovering both had an online affair with each other under fake names.

In 2007, A Bosnian couple divorced after discovering both had an online affair with each other under fake names. http://web.archive.org/web/20210414042655/http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/229826 Sana Klaric, 27 and Adnan, 32 from Zenica, Bosnia, had marital troubles, so they were secretly chatting and having an affair online. In an online chat forum, both husband and wife found each other unknowingly under assumed fake names (Sweetie andContinue reading “In 2007, A Bosnian couple divorced after discovering both had an online affair with each other under fake names.”

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