Did You Know? (Aug 6)

  • The slang term “the clink”, used to refer to prison or jail, can be directly traced back to an actual prison, located in Southwark, England, named The Clink which served the Liberty of the Clink, a large local manor area, between the 12th and 18th centuries.
  • In 2001, New Zealand appointed Pete Hodgson, a member of Parliament, to the position of “Minister of the Rings” and tasked him with investigating how the country could capitalize on the economic and tourism boost provided by the Lord of the Rings films.
  • Despite its prevalence in action movies and war films, pulling a grenade pin with your teeth is a terrible idea—the pins are difficult to pull on purpose and require a strong pull to dislodge.

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