Monthly Archives: March 2008

Number plates and con men

I have reached 469. There is a 469 on a red van in a street more or less on my way to work, so this morning I rode that way and saw it just pulling away about a hundred yards … Continue reading

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Who was the first person to sail around the world?

Your answer, assuming you are at least moderately educated or a trivia quiz nerd, will probably be Ferdinand Magellan. Wrong. Magellan was certainly the expedition leader of the first successful circumnavigation of the world, but he didn’t survive it. He … Continue reading

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