Thursday, 17th June 2021

This Month's Magazine
Did you know that..

Did you know that..

A collection of useless but interesting extracts from different newspapers. Topics for after dinner conversation in Andalucia

The most expensive pizza ever made - the Pizza Royale 007 - sold for £2,150: Created by chef Domenico Crolla toppings included lobster marinated in cognac, caviar soaked in champagne, Scottish smoked salmon, venison medallions and edible, 24-carat gold flakes. The Observer

Holy bargain, Batman! The original Batmobile has been sold for £90,000, a small fraction of the £2.8m paid last year for another version built for the television show that aired during the 1960s. It was the first time that the 1963 Batmobile, a replica of the sleek black ride used by the DC Comics superhero, was up for auction since it was cast off and forgotten decades ago. Metro 

A jersey worn by George Herman Ruth - nicknamed Babe Ruth - who played baseball from 1914-1935 sold for $4,415,658 (£2,834,092) making it the highest selling sports memorabilia of all-time. BBC The United States pays Cuba approximately $4,085 (£2,604) a year to lease the 45 square miles that the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station occupies. Cuba has not accepted the payment since 1959 when Fidel Castro took power.

A study by Harvard University found that lefthanded people earn, over a lifetime, 12% less than right-handers. The researchers also found no evidence to support the long-held notion that left-handers are more creative. Financial Times

Jealousy affects men and women in entirely different ways, with males more likely to throw a fit if their partner cheats on them. While 54 per cent of men would get more upset about infidelity, 65 per cent of omen would hate their man falling in love with someone else – even if they didn’t have sex. Younger people were more angered by sexual infidelity. Harvard 



Russia has banned transsexual and transgender people from driving, including them in a list of “mental disorders” which preclude people from driving. Also included are people whose sexual interests extend to fetishism, exhibitionism or voyeurism. Pathological gamblers and kleptomaniacs are also banned. The Guardian

The Milky Way galaxy, within which the solar system and Earth sits, is thought to be at least 100,000 light years across and have more than 100 billion stars like our sun, each with its own orbiting planets. BBC

Lamborghini founder Ferruccio Lamborghini chose the bull as the logo for his supercar company because his sun sign was Taurus. The cars, too, are named after fighting bulls - such as the Miura, the Diablo, the Gallardo and the Murcielago. Metro

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