Interesting Fact – Eating Out

According to research carried out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and water filter company Brita UK, Brits are needlessly buying bottled water in restaurants and pubs because they feel too awkward to ask for free tap water. (Many people are unaware of the fact that, in England, Scotland and Wales, licensed premises such as […]

On This Day

27th April 1124 – David I became King of Scotland. 1296 – The Scots were defeated by Edward I of England at the Battle of Dunbar. 1667 – The blind and impoverished John Milton sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10. 1773 – The Parliament of Great Britain passed the Tea Act, designed to […]

On This Day

1st April 1318 – Berwick-upon-Tweed was captured by the Scottish from the English. 1826 – Samuel Morey patented the internal combustion engine. 1867 – Singapore became a British crown colony. 1873 – The British steamer RMS Atlantic sank off Nova Scotia, 547 people died. 1891 – The Wrigley Company was founded in Chicago, Illinois. 1918 […]

On This Day

8th February 1974 – The Loch Ness Monster was allegedly photographed in Scotland. 1996 – Francois Mitterand died.   Seemingly for his last meal he decided to eat a tiny little yellow songbird called an ortolan, which is illegal, even in France. A typical ortolan weighs only 55 g and is about the size of a […]

Interesting Fact – Books

A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio has been discovered at a stately home on a Scottish Island, just in time for the 400th anniversary of his death. (The book contains 36 of the bard’s plays, and was published in 1623, seven years after his death.  It brought together the majority of his plays for the […]