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Foster’s Irish Oddities: A Miscellany of Strange Facts

Foster’s Irish Oddities: A Miscellany of Strange Facts
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  • Foster's Irish Oddities

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An addictive, fascinating book packed with curious statistics, bewildering facts and quirky - a must read for anyone interested in Irish trivia!

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Did You Know?

In 1811, seventy-year-old Cork man John Purcell earned a knighthood for killing four burglars with a carving knife?

The tallest twins recorded were the Knipe brothers (b. 1761) of     Magherafelt, Derry, who measured 7ft 2inches?

To prepare for the World Monopoly Championships in October 2000, Ireland’s Nigerian-born champion, Ekumdayo Badmus, changed his surname to O’Badmus to make it sound more ‘Irish’?

The world’s oldest known manuscript of the New Testament is in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin?

Author

Allen Foster

Format

B-format, Hardback

Extent

168

ISBN

978-1-90549-440-8

Release Date

10-04-2006

 

Additional Information

Weight .226 g
Dimensions .185 x .118 x .20 mm

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