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Barbie

Did you know......

....that there was a book written in 1898 written by Morgan Robertson.

It was about an 'unsinkable' ocean liner that sinks in the Atlantic... 14 years before the Titanic sank!
The coincidences don't end there: both sank '400 miles from Newfoundland', both had too few lifeboats, both were around 800 feet long and both sank in an April night around midnight....... Confused
Barbie

...that Mark Twain was born as Halley's Comet was passing by Earth. He died as it came by again.  Confused
Barbie

....that Mongol fleets almost conquered Japan twice in 7 years. They were stopped both times by a typhoon.

I wonder, do they eat a lot of beans and broccoli in Japan?  Razz  Wink
Lizzie

How interesting ......love these snippets of information
Barbie

Violet Jessup was like a walking bad omen. She was on the HMS Olympic when it struck the HMS Hawke, she was on the HMHS Britannic when it hit a mine, and of course she was on the RMS Titanic, too. Jessup was actually a stewardess and nurse, so being on ships was her job. She'd be later known as "Miss Unsinkable." All three doomed ships were also "sister" ships.

Confused
Alice

Did you know: Pauline Collins was originally a teacher like her parents.
Alice

John Lennon went to Quarry Bank School.

His school report read: Certainly on the road to failure, hopeless, wasting other pupils' time, rather a clown in class!  Laughing
MOJO

Ha, sound's like mine! Smile
Barbie

Ohhh....I'd forgotten about this thread, thanks for bumping it!

School reports...ah yes, mine said, when I was 9 or 10....Timid and rather shy......... Shocked  Shocked

q28  q28  Laughing
MOJO

Did you know........cochineal (food colouring) is made from crushed beatle shells!


Barbie

Yep, i did know that.... q20  q20 Gross! (Poor beetles!)

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