Friday, 19 December 2014

53 Astounding UK Facts

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 Things of the Past 

 

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  1. In 1811 “Mary” was the most popular name for a women. Nearly a quarter of Britain’s ladies were named Mary.
  2. Bearded men had to pay a special tax in the 16th century.
  3. In medieval times, there was a street named “Cock Lane’’ near Holborn Viaduct. It was the only street licenced for prostitution.
  4. England’s oldest ally country was and still is Portugal from 1373.
  5. German soldier Josef Jakobs was the last person executed at the Tower of London in 1941.
  6. French was the official language of the UK for more than 300 years.
  7. The medieval English breakfast featured beer.
  8. In 1662 in England scientist Christopher Merret invented champagne.
  9. The old names of London were Ludenburg, Ludenwic and Londonium.
  10. The shortest war ever recorded in the books of history was the Anglo-Zanzibar War which lasted about 40 minutes.
  11. In 1860 a Jewish immigrant founded the first fish and chips restaurant.
  12. Mount Everest was named after the Welshman Sir George Everest in 1856, who was a Surveyor General in India.

Rock Music


Jimi Hendrix
  1. The Beatles last played a gig on the roof of their Apple Corps corporation which is now an Abercrombie & Fitch store.
  2. Jimi Hendrix lived at 23 Brook Street, which is now a museum.
  3. The last public performance by Jimi Hendrix was in Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on 5th street in 1970.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

10 Places To Escape During The Holidays

It's the Holiday Season. A time when families gather around, people waste tons of money on presents, television is cluttered with old Christmas movies, radios play Mariah Carey all day long, the streets are crowded, the shops are full and you can go blind from all the decorations.

Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas and my family, I love the snow (if there is any), the whole spirit thing, but sometimes I really want to escape and just be somewhere quiet. A place so distant and so isolated, but at the same time - beautiful and magical. So I found a few places like that.

Here are the NUMBER places to escape during the Holidays... or whenever you want:

Crescent Lake 

This is literally the Oasis for your holidays. I say literally, because it actually is an oasis, located in north west China, south from Dunhuang city. 

Crescent Lake Oasis


It almost vanished a few years back, but the Chinese government helped and now you can go and chillax (yes, I said it) for a few days. Go there before it gets too crowded, because sooner or later it will get trendy.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Ultimate List Of Little Known True Facts About Chuck Norris

Chuck with Uzis

Chuck Norris is a man (some would argue he is an alien) of world renown. While his name rose to prominence in the film industry, he is first and foremost a living martial arts legend. Later, thanks mostly to the Barrens chat (blessed be those enlightened), he became a cult figure in the world of Azeroth. With his real name! This is still to be achieved by another (human) being. Then the Chuck Norris facts came into existence. Soon it all went viral and today the facts are believed to be beyond even Mr Norris's control (pardon this blasphemy!).