“Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique, irreplaceable.He burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equalled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense. And he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humour of this country.”President Carter
How about this for topical, then? Shakespeare writing sonnets apparently arose because of a plague…..
Will only stopped writing plays and instead started writing sonnets after all theatres were ordered to be closed owing to a plague of the time. Wonder how they were fixed for loo rolls and hand sanitizer?
Ingestion of small amounts of nutmeg, including the amounts called for in all standard recipes, is harmless to the body.
The consumption of more than 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg at once, however, can cause side effects such as wild hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and irregular heartbeat within one to six hours after ingestion. Effects can last for several hours and, when a large amount is used, can lead to organ failure.
Think I've already said somewhere on 'ere that apple pips contain cyanide. You have to eat sth like 12lbs of them, I think, to have a nasty turn, though.