The Duke of Wellington had one of the hooves of his horse Copenhagen that he had ridden at Waterloo sawed off and made into an inkwell.
In 1618, King James I, King of England, decreed that people could do certain sports after church worship on a Sunday. [Puritans later burned James's declaration.]
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain. - Pierre Trudeau [former Prime Minister of Canada]
In September 2001, the Democratic Republic of the Congo discovered that it had 21,652 civil servants on its payroll who did not exist.