By Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Providing the commute Diaries of Karl Pilkington: Adventurer. thinker. Knob head. Karl Pilkington isn’t a fan of traveling. Given the alternative, he’ll pass on vacation to Devon or Wales or, at a push, consume English nutrients on a package deal vacation in Majorca. Which isn’t precisely Michael Palin, is it? So what occurred while he used to be confident via Ricky Gervais and Stephen service provider to move on an epic event to determine the Seven Wonders of the area? commute broadens the brain, correct? You’d imagine so...
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ALCHEMY, BALLOON, MUSIC BELGIUM In some parts of Belgium, cabbage is eaten on Shrove Tuesday in the belief that this will save other cabbages from being eaten by caterpillars and flies. Belgium is the only western country never to have imposed film censorship for adults. In 2001, Belgium was the only country in the world whose government had more female ministers than male. 37 There was no Christmas Day in Flanders in 1582: in that year they made their change from the Julian to Gregorian calendar and omitted the last ten days of the year from December 22 to 31.
Burns had a pet sheep called Poor Mailie and a dog named Luath. He was engaged to Mary Campbell, a dairymaid, fathered a child by Anne Park, a servant, and had twins by Jean Armour, whom he later married. Burns worked as an excise officer in Dumfries and was nearly sacked for selling cannons to the French. He died in 1796 of rheumatic fever, which he apparently caught after falling asleep in the open air following a drinking session.
The government offered a bounty of about $13 for every thousand bodies of dead rodents. EXAMINATIONS, MUGGING 31 BARCELONA In 1997, Spain’s first dating agency for pets opened in Gerona, near Barcelona. The manager of “Happy Animals” said they would concentrate on dogs, cats, and birds at first, but may branch out to snakes later. 36 nights per tourist 32 BAR CODES The first three digits of a thirteen-digit bar code (the standard type on products sold in Europe) identify the country of origin. For example, codes beginning 000 to 139 are from the United States or Canada; 300 to 379 indicate France; 400 to 440 indicate Germany; and 500 to 509 indicate the United Kingdom.