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By John Lloyd, John Mitchinson

ISBN-10: 0571308945

ISBN-13: 9780571308941

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James Dean’s last appearance on film before his fatal car crash in 1955 was in a road-safety commercial. In 1895, the only two cars in Ohio crashed into each other. The odds of hitting two holes-in-one in the same round of golf are 67 million to one. Mo Farah, Sir Roger Bannister, Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Sir Steve Redgrave were all born on March 23rd. Moses, Raphael, Arnold Bennett, Captain Oates and Ingrid Bergman all died on their birthdays. The ancient city of Alexandria was built so that the sun shone down the main street on Alexander the Great’s birthday.

All the mountains on Saturn’s moon Titan are named after peaks in The Lord of the Rings. J. R. R. Tolkien and Adolf Hitler both fought at the battle of the Somme. During Hitler’s years in power, Mein Kampf was given away free to every newly-wed couple. Mussolini described Mein Kampf as ‘a boring tome that I have never been able to read’. The most-read publication in the UK is Tesco magazine. A pint of milk in a supermarket can contain milk from over a thousand different cows. The average Briton consumes 8 cows, 36 sheep and 36 pigs in a lifetime.

Fruit bats enjoy fellatio. Men are more likely to die during sex if they’re cheating on their wives. More than one-third of men using dating sites are already married. More than one-third of married Canadians sleep in separate rooms. Ptolemy VII married his sister Cleopatra II, who was also his brother’s widow. So his wife was not only his sister but his sister-in-law. Einstein, Rachmaninoff, Darwin, H. G. Wells and Edgar Allan Poe all married their first cousins. When filling in forms, Agatha Christie always gave her occupation as ‘married woman’.

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