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There are 3 Freemason secret handshakes

Putting a question mark in a movie title is considered bad luck

The Sudanese city of Khartoum is laid out in the shape of the Union Jack

Every Victoria Cross is made from bronze Chinese cannon

The light on top of the Rock of Gibraltar flashes out the letters G-B

The wearer of a teardrop tattoo will claim to have killed someone in prison

Barbers once offered bloodletting services using leeches – advertised by the now common red and white pole

The MI5 codename for the Prime Minister’s cat is ‘Pegasus’

In the English football league only clubs that have won the FA Cup can have triangular corner flags




This highly diverting treasure trove of bizarre and largely useless information would make an excellent stocking filler.
<i>Mail on Sunday<i>
Excellent to dip into, entertaining and educational - and a great conversation starter.
<i>Oxford Times</i>