Thursday, December 27, 2018

SOME FACTS YOU POSSIBLY DIDN'T KNOW (AND PROBABLY AIN'T BOTHERED ABOUT EITHER)

The shortest war in history took place between Great Britain and Zanzibar on 27 August 1896.    It lasted 38 minutes.    Zanzibar lost.  Funny that.

Jacqueline Bouvier (later Jacqui Kennedy later Jacqui Onassis) lost her virginity in 1951 to a John P Marquand Jnr ... son of the famous writer John P Marquand Snr ... in an 'elevator'.   The mind boggles.


Both Stalin and Hitler were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize ... they didn't get it.


Early on in WW2 HRH the Duke of Windsor mused privately that, if offered, he would accept the position of President of the Republic of Great Britain as a means of bringing an end to the war.    A reflection of the enmity he felt towards the Royal family and indicative of his total disconnect from reality.

Fanta was invented by Max Keith, head of Coca-Cola Deutschland, when the US trade embargo against Germany made the importing of Coca-Cola syrup impossible.    He used only the ingredients available in Germany at that time including whey and apple pomace.    It became the preferred soft-drink for the German military.

p.s.    Back in Paihia.   Blue Sky, the sun's out.   Gonna be a hot day.


4 comments:

David said...

A reflection of the enmity he felt towards the Royal family and indicative of his total disconnect from reality.

No surprise, coming from a family of inbreds.

Fanta was invented by Max Keith, head of Coca-Cola Deutschland...

No surprise there, either. Capitalists don't care how many dead mount up as long as they get their profits. Just ask Thomas Watson how much he made helping the NAZIs more efficiently exterminate the Jews.

Gonna be a hot day.

Doubt you can beat the 44 here today. All good, plenty of practice for Hell. :-)

pdm said...

Vet - 1951 would have been before the days of glass elevators - one hopes.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David

Eat your heart out. The next seven days in this part of the world:-


Maximum 24°C 25°C 27°C 29°C 27°C 24°C 27°C

The Veteran said...

pdm ... droll, exceptionally droll.

David ... can't make Coca-cola so they made something else ... innovation certainly and, if they sold it for a profit (as opposed to giving it away), I guess that's capitalism. I assume you run your business to make a profit ... doesn't that then make you a capitalist too?