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September 14, 2006

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink

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A group of us in the pub for the United-Celtic match last night were wondering how Celtic’s Dutch striker got his unusual surname. Wikipedia provides the answer. The word ‘of’ is actually Dutch for ‘or’, and so his name is actually Vennegoor or Hesselink, which is a Dutch equivalent of a double-barrelled name. So he’s really just Jan Vennegoor-Hesselink, which doesn’t sound nearly as interesting.

September 07, 2006

Lack of goats

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Has to be the strangest excuse for speeding ever, surely?

September 06, 2006

For the mathematicians

The Finite Simple Group (Of Order 2)

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