Now that you know the rules of cricket, here is a video of the top 10 Run outs in cricket history.  Who said cricket was a boring game?!

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When you are looking for interesting historical facts, the TV show Horrible Histories is a good place to start.

Since this year marks the 70th anniversary of the 1945 armistice, we thought  a little recap of the war events was called for.

Bob Hale’s WWII report

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Riverdance…..Many of you have undoubtedly heard of Riverdance. Many of you may have seen it performed. It is famous worldwide and has come to represent something quintessentially Irish.

But do you know how it started?

Riverdance is a show consisting of traditional Irish music and dance. It was originally created and performed during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest hosted in Ireland.

It got expanded into a show and started being performed in February 1995.

Although the original troop, with various roles being replaced as the years went by, retired in 2011 after a farewell tour, the show is still represented in smaller venues with smaller groups of dancers.

And here for you, is the original interval debut of Riverdance.

 

 

 

Pretty impressive, don’t you think?

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Laurel_&_Hardy_in_Flying_Deuces_1_edited Abbott_and_Costello_circa_1940sYou probably know the names Laurel and Hardy. They were very famous from the 1920s to the 1940s.

After this remarkable duo, another pair of comics became celebrities: Abbott and Costello. They were famous in the 40s and 50s.

In this particular sketch, Abbott owes his landlord 7 weeks’ rent and at $13 a week, the landlord wants $91. However, with Abbott’s maths (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication) he calculates $28 only.

 

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In the 1980s, a TV show called Fawlty Towers became very popular in the UK and is considered a classic nowadays.

It is set in a hotel in England, with an ‘unorthodox’, slightly racist manager (played by John Cleese), and a staff of funny personnel including a Spanish waiter (played by British actor Andrew Sachs). Manuel is learning English and this leads to confusion and hilarious situations. This is a short extract from one of the most famous episodes.

I hope you enjoy it.

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