Newspapers live on
Newspapers are great. I buy one almost every day. Today’s Times is a perfect example of why. Here’s what I learned.
You can buy fake Ferraris.
769 million kilos of potatoes are eaten every year in Belgium; 86% of the potatoes grown in Belgium are processed into chips and crisps and 1588 is the year Belgians claim to have invented the chip, one year after potatoes were introduced.
In March 1891 it snowed so badly that a train went missing when it got stuck on one of the remotest parts of Dartmoor. Three days later it was found and the crew and passengers were released.
An critically sick eight-day-old Palestinian baby has been transferred from the Gaza Strip to a specialist children’s hospital in Tel Aviv where he will get the emergency treatment required to save his life.
The last story is particularly heartwarming.