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December 5, 2012 8:30 PM   Subscribe

Vaguely Interesting stuff. Here's two to get you started:
Calling from the grave - If you ever felt slightly claustrophobic using a traditional BT telephone kiosk, this might be down to its unique architectural history – the design of the UK’s world famous red telephone boxes was inspired by a nineteenth century tomb.
Mass trespass - The Duke of Devonshire’s gamekeepers were on high alert. A left-wing group had been agitating in the Derbyshire village of Hayfield, threatening to “take action to open up the fine country at present denied us.” Their target was Kinder Scout, part of the Duke’s extensive moorland estate in the Peak District. But if they wanted to trespass on His Grace’s land, they would have to get past the gamekeepers.
posted by unliteral (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's okay ... I guess.
posted by Mezentian at 9:14 PM on December 5, 2012


So this is basically content that didn't qualify for QI or Damn Interesting.com, right?

In 1969, it would've been considered Very Interesting... but stupid.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:19 PM on December 5, 2012


That went right into the RSS feeds, thanks.
posted by immlass at 11:24 PM on December 5, 2012


And into mine. Thanks, unliteral.
posted by Prince Lazy I at 1:16 AM on December 6, 2012


Well okay… I guess.
posted by unliteral at 5:06 AM on December 10, 2012


I mean it's sorta interesting, but it's a bit too specific.
I like more vagueness in my factoids.

More serious, did they stop updating?
posted by Mezentian at 5:53 AM on December 10, 2012


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