Basil Chives’ Trivial Titbits

Veteran Stonking resident Basil Chives is a past runner-up in the Sussex Trivia Contest and bronze medallist in the National Knowall Competition. We asked to set up a column in which he might share some of his favourite pieces of useless….sorry, fascinating information. Here goes :

Did you know……

…… that hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego

…….it is illegal to plough a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina

…….it is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while you‘re sitting on a kerb in St Louis

……the 16th century abbess St Bridgid of Ireland is reported to have effected the miracle of transforming her bath water into beer for visiting clergymen

…….all 50 states of the USA are listed across the top of the Lincoln memorial on the back of the five dollar note

….in 1979 researchers showed that holy water has no significant impact on the growth of radishes

Hope you can sleep easier after that lot.

Take care of your trivia and your trivia will take care of you.

Basil C