Castles for rent in the UK

If you feel like staying in a castle in the UK for Christmas 2014 or at any other time of the year, here are some ideas http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/dec/23/cool-holiday-castles-in-the-uk-in-pictures#/?picture=425429772&index=7

The Richest Individual in Human History

If you believe Carlos Slim or Bill Gates are the wealthiest individuals who have ever lived in human history then click on the link below (try not to read the whole URL!) to see whether you are correct. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/meet-mansa-musa-i-of-mali–the-richest-human-being-in-all-history-8213453.html

Sports the Olympics Forgot – The Anti-Pope Games, Avignon, France

The Papal Bullfighting Contest has taken place since 1523 and is the oldest sport featured at the Anti-Pope Games. The bullfighters, dressed in a monk’s outfit similar to that of Martin Luther, have to place a copy of The Ninety-Five Theses, written by Luther, over each of the horns of the bull. They also have to knock offContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – The Anti-Pope Games, Avignon, France”

Curling Pool – New Olympic sport in 2018?

This rock ‘em, sock ‘em game was created to add to the allure of curling and is a real favourite with curlers who’ve had a bad day at the office. Curling pool can combine the precision of curling with the skills of pool to make an event that everyone can appreciate. Players use the sameContinue reading “Curling Pool – New Olympic sport in 2018?”

seven-legged race, Exeter, UK

The seven-legged race comprises teams of six people who race around the cathedral close in an anti-clockwise direction. The prize is won by the first team to cross the finishing line having completed 66 laps. The race was started in 1541 by boys who had been unsuccessful in their attempts to join the cathedral choirContinue reading “seven-legged race, Exeter, UK”