Well, it’s now Christmas here in Britain, anyway!
TIL that in 1916, a conman called Sir Edmund Backhouse, claiming to be working for the Chinese government, sold the UK six (non-existent) battleships and an (imaginary) flotilla-load of rifles.
[since originally being published on Reddit, the resource in question has been moved to http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-30513]
Screw you, TV Licensing. I'll write wherever I like.
"The Law You Won't Be Told" - jury nullification explained [4:30]
Off into surgery: wish me luck!
Apparently when I had wisdom teeth removed, ooh, a little over 25 years ago, the dentist who did so fucked…