50 World Snooker Championship interesting and fun facts in 2022 to mark the beging of the most prestigious and wealthiest tournament
The World Snooker Championship is the premier professional ranking tournament in snooker.
Since the 1973/74 season, it has been included in the list of rating competitions. The championship is currently held at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield, England. This tournament is the most important in terms of prestige, ranking points and prize money, and takes place annually at the end of the season.
The format of the World Cup in the early stages of its development (1920-1960) was unstable and changed almost every time. Basically, snooker players played long, sometimes multi-day matches. The peak of such "marathon" draws came in the 1950s, when the finals were played to at least 50 wins. 1952 was a record year for this indicator - then Horace Lindrum and Clark McConaughey played a match of 143 frames.
Lindrum won that final with a score of 94:49 (for comparison, championship finals are now played up to 18 wins). However, in the 1970s, the WPBSA (snooker's new governing body) was forced to reduce the number of frames to win. This happened for a simple reason: snooker matches began to be broadcast on television, and the broadcast time was limited.
So, since 1980, the maximum possible number of final games has been reduced to 35. By the way, around the same time, thanks to the arrival of new professional players, the tournament bracket expanded: now the matches of the main part of the championship began with the 1/16 finals. The rest of the matches were played according to a well-established system, which for almost 30 years has undergone minimal changes: 1/16 finals - matches up to 10 wins, 1/8 finals - up to 13 wins, 1/4 finals - up to 13 wins and semi-finals - up to 17 victories (up to 16 until 1997). Seeding of playersTraditionally, the first match of each new world championship is opened by the current winner.
1. The fastest high of 147 in the history of snooker was made at the 1997 World Cup by Ronnie O'Sullivan. It was unimaginably fast - only five minutes and 20 seconds, Ronini then played against Mick Price.
2. Chinese promoters have built a replica of the Crucible (the arena where the World Cup takes place) in Beijing as a first step in getting the World Cup to be hosted in China.
3. It must be said that the Chinese Crucible is completely identical to the English arena in Sheffield, and may be more than a convincing argument in the future. Sheffield has a contract to host the World Cup until 2017, and World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn said he just wants the tournament to stay in that city.
4. In total, 10 maximums were made during the televised stages of the World Championships. And three each - on account of Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan. Also among those who made 147 at this stage are Cliff Thorburn, Jimmy White, Ali Carter and Mark Williams. Moreover, Hendry made his last maximum in the championship in 2012, after which he retired.
5. Scottish players have won 12 of the last 25 world titles, including Hendry's seven (1990-92-93-94-95-96-99), John Higgins' four (1998-2007-2009-2011) and one in Graham Dott (2006).
Accordingly, when seeding for a tournament, he receives the first number, regardless of what place he occupies in the official or preliminary ranking. The second number is usually given to the player ranked first in the official rankings. The distribution of seeding among the remaining 14 snooker players from the Top 16 is also made in accordance with the official ranking. For example, at the 2010 tournament, the first seed was the winner of the 2009 championship (that is, the previous champion) John Higgins (although at that time he was only the 4th number in the rating).
The second was Ronnie O'Sullivan, who occupied the 1st at that time in the rating. The third seed went to Stephen Maguire (ranked 2). It should also be noted that the distribution of "unseeded" (qualified) players to the first round of the final stage (1/16 finals) is made by random draw, and their official rating does not play no role. For example, in the 1/16th of the same tournament in 2010, Higgins, being the first seed, played with the 17th seed, and the 2nd seed (O'Sullivan) played with the 27th number.
Prize money at the World Snooker Championship appeared from the very first year of its holding and amounted to 6 pounds and 10 shillings. By 1946, the prize money had increased to £1,000 for the victory and the final, and although translated into the current exchange rate, this amount increases several times, the money was clearly not enough all this time.
The situation changed for the better in the early 1970s, when snooker tournaments began to be shown on television, and well-known sponsors (mostly advertising cigarettes and alcoholic beverages) became interested in the game. did not increase, but the sponsors themselves changed three times over the next 10 years.
The arrival of the cigarette brand Embassy in 1976 was crucial for the tournament, and it began to actively increase the prize fund. At the first Embassy-sponsored World Championship, the prize money totaled ? 15,300; the champion guaranteed himself £6,000. But already by 1995, the fund was set at 578,250, and in the 2003 championship, a record for prize money, only the winner received ? 270 thousand. The general fund of that superiority has made 1 378 920 pounds.
6. Derbyshire player Joe Davis became the first world champion in 1927 and won 15 titles in a row, ie. all the World Cups in which he participated. He won his last world title in 1946 and ended his career undefeated.
7. Only two players participated in the 1931 World Cup. Tom Dennis, in whose pub this tournament was organized, lost 25:21 to Joe Davis.
8. Fred Davis, who won eight world titles, reached the 1978 semi-finals at the age of 64. Joe Davis, his brother, collapsed watching the semi-finals and died two months later.
9. The youngest world champion was Stephen Hendriev in 1990. The Scot was only 21 years old when he defeated Jimmy White 18:12.
10. Hendry was the youngest player to make his World Cup debut in 1986 until his record was broken by Belgian Luca Brecel in 2012 when she made her first World Cup appearance at 17 years and 45 days old.
11. In 2005, Sean Murphystal was the first player to qualify and eventually win the world title. Judd Trump almost repeated his achievement in 2011, but failed, losing in the final to John Higgins.
12. The TV audience for the World Cup final, in which Dennis Taylor defeated Steve Davis by winning in the last black, was 18.5 million in the UK alone. TV time, both are still unbeaten. However, when compared with China, in particular, with the audience of Ding Junhui's matches, these numbers are simply meager.
In addition, since the early 1990s, players who made the maximum break have also received a solid reward in the amount of 157,000 to 167,000 pounds (147,000 for the maximum itself and up to 20,000 for the highest break of the tournament); in 2011, this bonus was canceled, and since 2012, a “rolling jackpot” system has been introduced. Geography of the championship and its participants Over 83 years (with short breaks) of its history, the World Championship has visited 13 cities and 3 countries of the world (Great Britain (England), South African Republic, Australia).
Among the most successful players, both before and now, the British dominate, but recently participants from traditionally “non-nooker” countries have begun to appear. Since the beginning of the 90s, representatives of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, China, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, the Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Thailand, Pakistan, Malta and Belgium have played in the final stage of the tournament.Among The most successful non-British snooker players who have not yet finished their careers include Neil Robertson from Australia (winner of the 2010 World Cup), Stefan Mazrotsis from the Netherlands, who made it to the 16 finals at the 1997 World Cup, Ding Junhui and Liang Wenbo from China and Tony Drago from Malta.
Recently, information has periodically appeared that the World Cup could be moved to China, but not earlier than the current contract with the Sheffield Crucible ends. The desire to move the tournament to China is due to the high popularity of snooker in this country, as well as the possibility of attracting new major sponsors.
Ranking Points Ranking points at the World Championships have always been and remain the most valuable of all snooker tournaments. Although until 2005 the winners of the championship received 8,000 points, this was enough for them to sharply improve or strengthen their position in the world rankings, since the points in most other competitions were half as much. Often, it was the victory in the championship that brought snooker players with an insufficiently high rating the first place at the end of the season. For example, in 1990, Stephen Hendry became the first thanks to the victory in the championship, although before that he was far behind Steve Davis.
13. Jimmy White, Walter Donaldson and Fred Davis each lost six finals - and this is an anti-record. True, White, unlike Donaldson and Davis, has never been a world champion.
14. In the entire history of the World Championships, there was only one devastating match with a dry score. It happened in the first round in 1992, when 62-year-old Australian Eddie Charlton suffered a crushing 10-0 loss to then-champion John Parrott.
15. The maximum capacity of the Crucible is 980 spectators.
16. Ronnie O'Sullivan turned professional as Under-21 World Snooker Champion. Of the seventy-two of his first matches as a professional, Ronnie won seventy.
17. Alex Higgins was the first player to play 15 reds over blacks in the World Championship, although he never quite got to the 147-point streak.
18. At the age of 16 years and 11 months, Jimmy White became the youngest amateur world champion (this happened in 1970).
Points are distributed among the players to varying degrees depending on their position in the official rankings and the tournament result. For example, players with a lower rating (outside the Top 16, i.e. qualified) receive more points for losing in the round of 32 strongest (1/16 finals) than participants in the Top 16 with the same result. the history of the event has only been played a few times over the course of more than one year. In general, the dates for this tournament have been set for quite a long time - this is approximately mid-April - early May.
For example, the 2008 World Cup was held daily from April 19 to May 5. Qualifying matches For a long time (until 2010), the qualification of the main tour players in the main part of the tournament was usually carried out in two stages. The first was played by snooker players, who occupy the lowest positions in the official ranking. The first stage was usually held in winter, in early to mid-January. The second qualifying stage was held in the spring, two or three months before the start of the championship. In 2010, it was decided to bring the two qualifying stages closer together in calendar terms and to be held, with short breaks, between February 26 and March 9.
Starting from 2011, all qualifying rounds were set to be held daily, one after another, with the only one-day break left to restore the gaming tables. Recently, the so-called pre-qualification, or qualification for players who are part of the WPBSA, but not playing in main tour. It, depending on the number of participants, can consist of several stages, and gives the opportunity for former professionals (or other WPBSA members who are not playing on the tour) to get into the main qualification and fight further for getting into the final stage. Previously, when significantly more snooker players were playing on the main tour, there was a pre-qualification for regular amateur players instead.
19. At the 1982 World Championship, defending Steve Davis was beaten 10–1 by Tony Knowles in the first round.
20. The first official maximum series was made by Joe Davis in 1955.
21. Steve Davis made the first "television" 147-point streak in 1982 at the Lada Classic tournament.
22. Canadian snooker player Bill Verbeniuk was ordered by doctors to drink a pint (about half a liter) of lager (a kind of light beer) after each game, which sometimes amounted to up to 40 pints of lager per day. This huge man, who weighed about 128 kg, drank liters of beer before, during, and after matches to calm the trembling in his cue hand. This trembling was due to a hereditary nervous disorder.
23. Ronnie O'Sullivan made a record 30 century breaks in his first season in professional snooker.
24. Stephen Hendry won the Rothmans Grand Prix in 1987 at the age of 18, becoming the youngest player to win a ranking event.
25. Cliff Thorburn made the very first 147-point streak in World Snooker Championship history in 1983.
26. In the 1983–84 season, Steve Davis won his third world title in four years, becoming the first player to manage to defend his league title.
27. The three-minute game in the match between Tony Drago and Danny Fowler was the fastest ever in the history of rating tournaments.
28. Judd Trump is the youngest player to make a 147-point streak in official competition at the age of 14 years and 208 days.
29. The final session of K. Thorburn's game against T. Griffiths at the 1983 World Championship was a record long one. The session time was 6 hours 25 minutes, the match ended at 3:51 in the morning!
30. In the 1993 season (at age 17), Ronnie O'Sullivan became the youngest player to qualify for the World Cup.
31. Murt O'Donoghue was the first player to make a 147-point streak in 1934.
32. Dennis Taylor won his first Rothman's Grand Prix title in 1984 three weeks after his mother's death.
33. In the 1985 Dulux British Open final between Kirk Stevens and Silvino Francisco, a non-British player challenged for the title of winner of a ranking tournament for the first time.
34. In 1927, Joe Davis received £6.10 for winning the World Championship.
542 players entered the 1993 World Cup, while only two entered the 1931 World Cup.
35. John Spencer made his first 147-point streak in professional competition against Cliff Thorburn at the Holstein Classic in 1979.
36. In the 1992–93 season, Doug Mountjoy won a match in the Crucible before surgery to remove a malignant tumor.
37. The 1985 World Cup final between Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor was watched by 18.5 million viewers.
38. Snooker balls were originally made from ivory.
39. In 2005, at the age of 18 years and 1 day, Chinese snooker player Ding became the youngest winner of a professional tournament ("China Open").
40. Alex Higgins became world snooker champion on his first try (in 1972). He received £480 for the win (compared with Shaun Murphy's £250,000 in 2005).
41. John Virgo had to come to terms with a two-set loss after he was 30 minutes late for the final session of the 1979 Coral UK final.
42. In 1990, Stephen Hendry, at the age of 21, became the youngest ever world champion when he defeated Jimmy White 18–12.
43. Canadian Cliff Thorburn (1980 World Champion) and Irish Ken Dougherty (1997 World Champion) are the only two non-UK champions.
44. Joe Johnson in 1986 and Shaun Murphy in 2005 became world champions, while their chances of winning were estimated at one chance in one hundred and fifty.
45. Jimmy White has reached the finals of the World Championships six times, but never won. He came closest to a championship title in 1994 when he lost to Stephen Hendry 17–18.
46. Derbyshire native Joe Davies became snooker's first world champion in 1927 and won all 15 world championships he competed in. He won his last title in 1946, after which he did not take part in the world championships, but continued to play in other tournaments.
47. At the first World Championship in Birmingham, the prize fund was ... 6 pounds 10 sterling.
48. Only two players participated in the 1931 World Cup: Tom Dennis, in whose pub the tournament was held, lost 21-25 to Joe Davis.
49. Fred Davis, who won eight world titles, reached the semi-finals of the championship in 1978 at the age of 64. Unfortunately, his sibling Joe Davis suffered a seizure while watching the match and later passed away just a couple of months later.
50.18.5 million Britons watched the denouement at the decisive black in the 1985 World Cup final when Dennis Taylor defeated Steve Davis. At the same time, the television audience of Ding Junhui's matches in China, as a rule, regularly exceeds this figure by an order of magnitude.
The concept of fact-checking came to new media from traditional journalism. More precisely, from the principles of the editorial office: an editorial filter is a necessary condition in the technology of a journalist's work. This technology is due to ethical principles: independence, objectivity, impartiality, accuracy. Due to the observance of these principles, the trust of the audience appears and the reputation of the publication is formed.
A fact is an event supported by reliable evidence. Different people may have different views on the same event, but you can't argue with the facts. That is why the fact should not only be established, but verified, rechecked and “cast in granite”.
Therefore, distortion of facts is a crime against objectivity and accuracy. Worse if it is a deliberate crime against independence and impartiality. It’s very bad when it’s a deliberate manipulative construct.
In modern digital communications, the concept of "factoid" is becoming more and more relevant. This is an initially non-existent fact, which, being published in the media, receives a lively reaction and assessment. And they, in turn, affect the picture of the world and the actions of people. The truth is not that important, in fact, if the effect is real.
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Likewise, people for the most part, following automatisms and stereotypes, trust the form, not critically perceiving the essence. There is a help - come through. On TV they said - it means the truth. Journalists won't lie! Even if the host of a popular talk show is in the frame, and not a journalist in the full sense of the word.
In the same way, various phenomena and events are actualized and legalized. Unconsciously or prudently, they are embedded in the form of "confirmed" facts in the information picture, as a result, distorting the entire canvas. This technique is actively used by propagandists, cyber fighters, network trolls and other manipulators of all stripes.
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Sometimes you can learn a lot of useful things from the Internet by simply leafing through pictures. In this post Bemorepanda collected different facts about everything that will help broaden our horizons, as well as distract for a couple of minutes from the routine.
1. In 2016, a Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua demolished all the houses in his native village and built villas in their place.
2. You would be confused to see such a door in your entrance for the first time. This is just a drawing with an optical illusion.
3. The Varani people live in Ecuador. After lengthy litigation, they won a case against an oil company claiming their land. In the photo, members of the Amazon tribe in the courtroom.
4. In 2015, Ford installed wide-angle front and rear 1-megapixel cameras on its cars that allow "seeing from around the corner." The problem of "blind" zones has been solved.
5. Animal rights advocates have figured out how to protect elephants from poachers: they painted the animal tusks with pink paint, which is marked with banknotes in banks. It does not harm the animal, but it is impossible to wash it off. Buyers do not need such tusks.
6. Does it look edible? In fact, in the photo there is not grapes, but a mineral called "grape chalcedony".
7. This is the cross sea. It looks like this because of wave systems moving at different angles.
8. This is a tree called Jabuticaba (or Brazilian grape tree). Its fruits grow directly from the bark.
9. The guy took off the lightning for 2 hours and then combined all the frames in one.
10. City in Peru around the oasis in Huacachina.
11. In the Congaree National Park, the water in the lake turns different colors at a certain temperature.
12. Blacks couples born white baby. No, the DNA test confirmed that the spouses are the biological parents of the baby. Perhaps these are white dormant genes or mutating albinism.
13. Scientists have tracked eagle movements using GPS for 20 years. Here are his flights.
14. Trace after a needle prick on the skin, taken with a microscope.
15. This is how entrants of the GITIS acting faculty are evaluated in the era of coronavirus.
Many would like to be part of the British royal family. The attention of the whole world, many servants, jewelry, palaces and other joys of aristocrats - isn't it a fairy tale? However, everyone forgets that being in the public eye of millions of people and constantly maintaining a brand can be incredibly difficult. The life of royals is subject to regulations and is filled with sometimes really strange requirements that they must certainly fulfill.
The British royal family is called one of the main attractions of Great Britain. The British are proud of their monarchy. They celebrate the Queen's Birthday along with other holidays. They follow with interest the relationship in the royal family. But not all Englishmen know about the origin of the dynasty, about the real names of its members and about other interesting facts.
The name of the ruling dynasty in Great Britain is Windsor. But until 1917 it was called Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, which indicates its connection with the German rulers. During World War I, King George V decided to change the name of the dynasty in order to give up the German titles. He chose the surname Windsor after Windsor Castle, one of the royal residences. This surname became official to all members of the royal family. And after the wedding of the then Princess Elizabeth to Philip Mountbatten, the surname began to sound Mountbatten-Windsor.
Interestingly, none of the members of the royal family is required to use the surname. And when they go to school, serve or work, they can take a different surname. For example, Princes William and Harry were known in the army as Wales. And the two grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth from Princess Anne have their father's surname - Phillips.
Bemorepanda collected some more interesting facts about the royal family.
1. Princess Diana was supposed to play the main role in the 2nd part of "The Bodyguard" with Kevin Costner. A kissing scene was planned, but the film itself never came out due to the tragic death of Lady Dee in 1997 in a car accident in Paris. In the story, a romantic relationship between the protagonists begins when a bodyguard is tasked with protecting the princess from the paparazzi.
2. On their travels, Elizabeth II and her son Charles are accompanied by a doctor of the British Royal Navy, who must have a supply of their blood with him. This measure is necessary for an emergency transfusion in case of an emergency.
3. Shellfish, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, and garlic are banned in Buckingham Palace, as sea creatures are allergenic and garlic has an unpleasant odor. However, this rule is now adhered to only by the queen.
4. Six ravens (and one spare) must always dwell in the Tower of London. According to one of the versions, this rule is observed, since the prediction of the royal court astrologer-monk Charles II (1630-1685) says: "If the crows leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall." After the famous fire of 1666, almost all the birds were exterminated, but thanks to the prophecy of the ravens, they were left in the care of the crown. They are considered part of the royal family, they have servants and a special raven keeper who is chosen from 38 members of the Tower's ceremonial Yeomen guard ("beefeaters"). In addition, the birds are officially enlisted in the ranks of the royal army.
5. Long before becoming part of the royal family, Kate Middleton lived with her family in Amman, Jordan. The father of the future Duchess, Michael Middleton, worked as a manager for British Airways and ended up in the Middle East on duty. Then Kate was 2 years old, but she already went to kindergarten and, in addition to English, studied Arabic. The Middletons have lived in Jordan for almost 3 years.
6. During the opening of the new session of Parliament, the Queen must take a hostage - one of the Members of Parliament, who will be guarded by the staff of Buckingham Palace throughout the ceremony. This tradition appeared due to the fact that earlier monarchs and parliament, to put it mildly, did not get along. Now everything is peaceful, but no one is going to change anything.
7. Queen Elizabeth II, then 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth, married Prince Philip on 20 November 1947 in a coupon-purchased wedding dress. She deliberately did not take advantage of her opportunities, since in the post-war period the whole country was slowly getting out of the ruins.
8. The crown of Elizabeth II is nothing more than the diadem of King George IV, created in 1820 at the request of the king himself. It is set with 1,333 diamonds for a total of 320 carats (64 g), including a 4-carat yellow diamond. There are 2 strands of pearls along the base. Initially, the upper thread had 86 pearls and the lower one - 94, but in 1902 the number of pearls was changed to 81 and 88.
9. To avoid embarrassment in windy weather, all the hem of the skirts of Queen Elizabeth II are weighed down by small loads
10. Initially, princes William and Harry were supposed to be called Arthur and Albert, as their father Charles wanted, but Lady Diana insisted on William and Harry, although Arthur and Albert are the middle names of the princes.
11. Queen Elizabeth II is a godmother for 30 crowned godchildren and this is not the limit.
12. Kate Middleton is a relative of George Washington.
13. At Christmas in the royal family, it is customary to give funny gifts. For example, Meghan Markle gave the Queen a toy singing hamster. But besides the fun, the royal couple - Elizabeth II and Prince Philip - must remember their duty. They send about 750 Christmas cards to heads of state, top politicians, Commonwealth leaders and family members.
14. Before and after Christmas dinner, all members of the royal family must weigh themselves. This long tradition was introduced by King Edward VII around 1900. He was very worried that someone would go away hungry after a sumptuous reception.
15. The Queen has the right to dissolve the current parliament both in Britain and in Australia and Canada.
16. Princess Diana gave her son, Prince William, an incredible 13th birthday surprise. Since the boy was in love with supermodel Cindy Crawford, she invited her to a festive tea party.
17. The most unusual titles that Elizabeth II bears are Duke of Lancanster and Duke of Normandy.
18. Pearl necklace of three strands almost always adorns the queen's neck - this is a visiting card of her style. When Elizabeth was 10 years old, she received such a necklace as a gift from her grandfather George V, and it became her favorite piece of jewelry.
A little later, Queen Mary, Elizabeth's grandmother, gave her pearl earrings. To this day, they, complete with a necklace, form part of the image of a modern monarch.
19. Since ancient times, monarchs from different countries have adopted a throne name during their time in power, which is different from that which was given to them at birth. In Britain, this tradition was also maintained. So, Queen Victoria was Princess Alexandrina before her coronation, and King George was named Albert. Elizabeth II chose not to change her name, because this is only permissible, but not mandatory for the monarch.
20. Elizabeth is often called the queen of England, but this is not true. First, she is the monarch of the entire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and England is just a part of it.
21. Misconceptions about princesses are no less common. Lady Dee after her wedding with Prince Charles began to be called the princess. However, she was not a princess by birth, so by all the rules her title should have sounded like "Her Royal Highness Princess Charles of Wales", as strange as it may sound.
22. As for the chosen one of their eldest son William, Kate Middleton is also not a princess. She married the Duke of Cambridgeshire, and therefore her official title is Duchess of Cambridge.
23. According to official sources, different family members have their own privileges in addressing the Queen. So, the husband of Elizabeth II calls her Lilibet. The future queen called herself this name when she was very little and could not pronounce “Elizabeth”.
24. Elizabeth II is very economical and serves as an excellent example in this for her subjects. So, it is known that she always turns off the light when leaving the room, and requires this from all the inhabitants of the palace. The queen wears the same dresses for a long time.
25. Representatives of Buckingham Palace report that all of the Queen's overseas travel is in accordance with the recommendations of the British government. Therefore, most often Elizabeth visits those countries in which she needs to be present based on current state affairs.
During her 65 years on the throne, the Queen has made over 120 official visits. Most often, the queen visited Canada (27 times) and Australia (18 times).
26. Some people who were born shortly before or immediately after the New Year celebrate their birthday twice, but in general, usually a person has one birthday. But the Queen has two of them - on April 21, she was born for real, and in May or June, official celebrations are usually organized on her birthday.
27. Queen Elizabeth II currently rules Britain for the longest time in history: her term of reign is now 64 years. Queen Victoria, who ruled before her, remained on the throne for 63 years and 216 days. Nowadays, it is difficult for a person not to lose his job even for a year, let alone more than 60 years!
28. Only in 2013, Great Britain moved away from the concept of male succession, thus proclaiming that any member of the royal family, regardless of gender, can inherit the throne. You may ask: how then did Elizabeth II ascend to the throne? Elementary: her father had no sons.
29. What is the Queen's surname? I think many would like to know. But in fact, this is not so important: being on the throne, a person can take almost any surname for himself. Elizabeth II's father changed his surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor; later Windsor became Mountbatten-Windsor.
30. If you have ever seen Buckingham Palace up close, at least in a movie, you know that it is huge. It is located on an area of 77,000 square meters, it has 775 rooms and about 800 employees who keep it and the life of the royal family normal. There are cooks, maids, butlers, security guards and even watchmakers!
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"I accidentally forgot that I have a whole bag of grass seeds."
What happens if you forget about cream cheese for a couple of weeks
What happens to flowers after an ice storm
A pattern that lightning can leave if it strikes the sidewalk
What will you see if you remove a plant that should have been transplanted for a long time from a pot
What happens if you use the same wooden chef's spoon for over 30 years
"What the fluff roller looked like after I cleaned the blanket with it."
An interesting effect of smoke hitting a sunbeam
"I forgot about cooking sweet potatoes with marshmallows and it turned into this."
There are a lot of interesting things on the Internet, but how do you think it all gets there? Professor? Artificial Intelligence? This is the merit of ordinary people who want to share with the world interesting things that they have encountered in their lives. We have collected just such photos with interesting stories for you, and they are waiting for you further to show what you most likely have never seen.
Largest dicotyledonous leaf ever found on the Amazon
An electrician's eye after being hit by 14,000 volts at work
These Buenos Aires street benches are made of cement
"My trash can made an ice cube in the shape of a trash can."
The same people, the only difference is in the height of those who filmed them. Left photo - 157.5 cm, right - 188 cm
Fork with small fork
"Today I met the sheriff who had pink handcuffs."
Garland under the snow
"In a German restaurant I went to, there is a pot-bellied pig walking on the patio."
Eye after corneal transplant
Inside a salt mine
The reporter is almost a cyborg
If the video says "shot on iPhone", then most likely it was done like this
Janitor's Secret Door at Cinderella Castle, Disneyland
Everyone has seen pictures of the famous Hollywood sign, here is a photo of what the letters "see"
Sesame Street Big Bird Costume Arrangement
Tamascan is a breed of dog that looks like a wolf, but has nothing of the wolf.
No terriers were eaten during the creation of this photo.
Milky Way, Queenstown, New Zealand
Wolfdog - the result of crossing a German shepherd and a wolf
Unusual rain near the beach
High quality smoky Himalayan quartz found in Taos, New Mexico
If you add all the British coins together, you get a shield