Monday, December 01, 2003

Odd Spot - Monday, 1 December 2003

Extracts from the Odd spot column of The Age.

Tuesday November 18, 2003
A man's year-old corpse hung for nearly a day in Budapest's Arts University after builders and students mistook it for a modern sculpture. The man hanged himself a year ago but was found only after the closed building was reopened for repairs.

Saturday November 15, 2003
Nazi saboteurs plotted to blow up Buckingham Palace using exploding cans of peas, according to MI5 files just made public. Three men captured in Ireland in 1940 were carrying explosives, including tins labelled "French Peas" containing nitrocellulose.

Friday November 28, 2003
One-third of all American visitors to Scotland believe haggis is a real animal, according to a survey. Almost one in four (23 per cent) of those questioned said they had come to Scotland believing they could hunt and catch Scotland's most famous dish.

which reminds me of something I read recently on Scottish Food.
via Senior Citizen.

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