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Oct 31, 1997

A team of doctors in Latvia claimed a world record for having sewn back four severed hands in five days.

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The only exercise I take is walking behind the coffins of friends who took exercise.

Peter O'Toole,
b.1932

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CHARLES II (1630-85)

CHARLES II (1630-85)

Charles II was known to his lover Nell Gwyn as Charles the Third, because she had two other boyfriends named Charles.

The king kept King Charles spaniels as pets in his bedchamber.

According to John Evelyn, they 'rendred it very offensive and indeede made the whole court nasty and stinking'.

According to Samuel Pepys's diary, on 15 October 1666, Charles II became the first man to wear a waistcoat.

He had apparently introduced the garment in England though royal proclamation eight days earlier.

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