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    Everything ever in the world was invented/discovered in China, except, ironically, china which was first made in Shrewsbury.

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    ...and of course, shrews, which are from Peru.

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    The first ever shrew caught on a TV camera was in the poorly dubbed childrens TV series Silas.

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    Re: Did you know...

    every member of zz top had a beard ,part from frank beard

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    Joanna Trollope, writer of pot boiling family (aga) sagas, is not a trollop.

    Distant relative, & author of the Barchester Chronicles, Anthony Trollope, was, in his day, on the other hand, a notorious trollop.

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    What about Brian Cant?

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    Brian Cant was a c*ckney.

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    Selfridges used to do exactly that.

    The Mitsubishi Starion was meant to be called Stallion but it got lost in the translation.

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    In the UK, it is legal to walk a horse to water but illegal to make it drink.

    True story.

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    Re: Did you know...

    Monkeys are the only other creature who legally have a right to vote in this country.

    There are highly trained monkeys in our special forces, although it is not widely publicised.

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