Odd factoids

bruce1530

Veteran
Location
Ayrshire
The 19th amendment to the US Constitution requires that every 5th president's forename must end with "onald". This amendment was introduced just before the 35th President (Jonald F Kennedy) was inducted, and the 40th (Ronald McDonald) and 45th (Donald Duck) follow this pattern.
The 50th president is widely predicted to be Kimonald Kardashian.
 

Chris S

Guru
Location
Sparkhill
In Victorian times middle-class know-it-alls would go out to the colonies to civilize the natives. Now they just slum it for a year or two in inner city areas.
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
Putting greens were originally Putting reds. Crazy golf was an incredibly violent game back in the 90's and shooting and stabbings among players were not uncommon, so the grounds were painted red to hide the blood and reduce the effort required in cleaning up.

After Emperor Blair declared war on anyone with a dusky complexion and a moustache in 2003 the players were drafted into the Army, and a new generation of more genteel players came into the game and the grounds were eventually painted green to more closely resemble grass.
 

Tribansman

Senior Member
Vladimir Putin made his in golf by inventing the Putin Green.
Golf's in the Putin family's greens. An amusing entry in Golfers Digest 1936 recounts how Vlad's poorly groomed Grandfather ran putt-naked through Augusta sporting a 'Roosevelt is really a Red' tattoo on his large, bit-too-much-rough-around-the-hole parse. He was arrested three miles away in his Caddylac suspected as DUI and was later confirmed as being well over the eagle-limit
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
Adter being caught in his caddy, Vlad's grandfather was sent to the gulag for correction of his morally dubious tendencies.

Following this incident the caddy's farts never again made a sound.
 
Vlad the Impala was a radical antelope who joined the Russian revolution. Due to his predilection for doing everything at a trot, his faction was known as "Trotskyists"
 

bruce1530

Veteran
Location
Ayrshire
"Imps" were the first sweets that were capable of movement on their own. Their name "1mps" is a reference to their speed of movement, one metre per second, which is about walking pace for a human.

It is therefore easy for a human to out-run an imp.
 
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