An 18ct gold toilet, worth an estimated one million pounds has been stolen from Blenheim Palace; the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. The toilet, titled “America”, and created by by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was appearing in an art exhibition. What is worse is it was plumbed in, and the theft has caused “significant water […]
Norway has been named the world’s happiest country, according to the World Happiness Report 2017. (Norway moved up 4 places, and knocked Denmark off the top spot into second place, by ranking highly on the main factors found to contribute to happiness: “caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance”. Iceland and Switzerland rounded […]
The Theatre Royal, (home to the Bristol Old Vic) is the oldest continuously working theater in the English speaking world. (It first opened its doors on 30th May 1766, the same year that Bonnie Prince Charlie became a claimant to the throne of Great Britain.)
A ferris wheel has been branded the “worst tourist attraction in Britain” because it offers panoramic views of – Dudley. (In a bid to put Dudley “back on the map”, the 114 ft (35m) attraction has been erected in the centre of the Black Country town. Sponsored by local radio station Free Radio, it costs […]
Krivoy Rog aka Kryvyi Rih is the longest city in Europe. (It is situated in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine with a population of about 660,000. The distance between the two furthest districts, Terni and Ingulec, is about 75 kilometers. Thanks to Liliana for sharing this fact.