Category: Briefs

Briefs

Boris the First

Boris Johnson is the first baptised Catholic to become UK Prime Minister, though subsequently, as a teenager, he underwent confirmation as an Anglican.   Source: Damien Thompson, The

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Motorway Madness

As the schools break up in England this week, our motorways will be busier than ever. Here’s three odd insights to the world of British

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Stone Cold Reader

Professor Norman Stone, who died aged 78 on 19 June 2019, was an eminent historian renowned for the research he invested in his books. According to

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The Big Weigh-In

A million dollars in $100 dollar bills weighs 20.5 pounds. A million in $20s is 102 pounds (seven stone and three pounds). A million in

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The remains of the day

“It is possible to cremate someone in the United States today, ‘without ever speaking to, much less seeing a human being’. You can arrange it

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