Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker inherited a desire to pick up trivia from both his father and maternal grandfather. Where there’s a story, there’s a fact to be stored in memory for unveiling on a rainy day. He won all the prizes on offer at his first ever pub quiz, and decided to retire while on top of his game.
15 Super-Manly Facts About Vladimir Putin
6 Sneaky Ways Countries Try to Win Hearts and Minds
The 10 Most Expensive Coins and Banknotes in the World
Why the Scots Gave One of their Roads Wiggly Lines
11 Odd Hybrid Fruits and Vegetables
The 6 Strangest Bootlegged Items
A Brief History of the ATM
5 Bizarre and Scary Historical Headache Cures
6 Non-QWERTY Keyboard Layouts
The 7 Most Expensive Homes in the World
4 Unusual Bible Translations
6 Alternative Dictionaries Your Bookshelf Needs
What's the Difference Between Britain and England?
The Bad Quartos: What Shakespeare Could’ve Been
Why Our Calendars Skipped 11 Days in 1752
How Olive Oil Might Save Our Oldest Buildings
5 Abandoned Stations of the London Underground System
5 Amazing Projects That Were Never Built
The Origins of 9 Great British Insults
7 Words Brought to You by British Colonialism


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