Posts tagged Die is cast

Pie Bet

Pie Bet
A reserve keeper has caused a Pie Bet scandal. Wayne Shaw, 46, who plays for Sutton United was caught on TV eating a pie in the team’s dug out. He has since resigned amid a betting scandal, with odds of 8-1 available for the touchline stunt. Wayne has claimed that none of his family or friends benefitted from the pie man’s exploit [...]

The Die is Cast

The Die is Cast
An extremely rare albino bottlenose dolphin has been seen off the Italian coast, near the sea port of Ravenna. It’s been named Albus and is thought to be the first of its kind spotted in the Mediterranean. The Rubicon river feeds to the coastal plain of Ravenna. The idiom ‘Crossing the Rubicon’ means to pass a poi [...]

My Kingdom For A Horse

My Kingdom For A Horse
William Shakespeare’s tragic play ‘King Richard III’ includes the famous quote, ‘A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!’ spoken by Richard III after he lost his horse at the battle of Bosworth. The Bard was demonstrating how the value of things can change in an instant becaus [...]

King Knut

King Knut
Knut, the world’s most famous polar bear, has died at just 4 years of age. Rejected by his mother he was put in an incubator and raised by humans from a cub at Berlin Zoo. His story captured the imagination of an adoring public and was adopted by many as an icon on tackling climate change.  Polar bears can live [...]

Stop the Clocks

Stop the Clocks
The official 2012 Olympics clock in Trafalgar Square has stopped just one day after it was unveiled. The clock is designed to count down by days, hours, minutes and seconds. The digital clock stopped at 500 days and 07:06:56. Officials from Omega are investigating the technical problems. The clock has the controversial LDN 201 [...]

I Am Your Queen

I Am Your Queen
“Let me pass, I am your Queen”, are words allegedly spoken in 1821 by Caroline of Brunswick as she attempted to enter Westminster Hall at the coronation of her estranged husband King George IV.  There’s a Queen Caroline in my tale as an allegory of how humanity behaves towards Mother Nature. Curiously, at [...]

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