The serendipity of Wikipedia

The serendipity of Wikipedia. Today, while carrying out my subbing duties, I accidentally learned the following:

  • The king of Georgia from 1089 to 1125 was David the Builder, otherwise known as David IV, David III or David II. Great with cement, not so hot at counting (or so I assume).
  • In the 17th century, the landlord of the Ostrich Inn in Berkshire killed 60 of his customers by dropping them through a trapdoor into a vat of boiling beer.
(I haven't verified either of these with other sources. This is just for fun.)

So what have you found out today?

1 comment:

PhairMason said...

Ahh, sounds wonderful. As a technical writer, I discovered all kinds of "interesting" things about virtual IP addresses. I won't bore you. :-)