Each week the Magazine picks out snippets from the news, and compiles them
into 10 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Week. Here’s an end of year almanac.
Here’s 10 that we liked go here to
see the whole 100
UK’s first mobile phone call was made 20 years ago this year, when Ernie Wise
rang the Vodafone head office, which was then above a curry shop in Newbury.
While it’s an offence to drop litter on the pavement, it’s not an offence to
throw it over someone’s garden wall.
landlord to prevent drug-taking in his pub’s toilets.
the ear. A 55-year-old factory worker from China reportedly discovered 20 years ago
that air leaked from his ears, and he can now inflate balloons and blow out candles.
Gates as she awarded him an honorary knighthood.
its legs around its head to disguise itself as a fallen coconut shell and escape by
walking backwards on the other two legs, scientists discovered.
Jimi Hendrix pretended to be gay to be discharged from the US Army.