10 things... we learned this spring
From Swedish dinner parties and the original name of Holly Golighty to depressed American dogs, editor of The Marketing Society, Elen Lewis, gives us ten things for spring.
- The most popular place to hide valuables is a sock drawer.
- Countries with the death penalty are now outnumbered by about five to one by those who have abolished it.
- Holly Golightly, heroine of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was originally going to be called Connie Gustafson.
- Almost half the French - 43% - drink mineral water with meals.
- The last Old Etonian to have a number one hit in the UK was Humphrey Lyttleton.
- At a Swedish dinner party, you should never fold your napkin and put it on the table before the hostess.
- The head of state with the longest name is Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana, president of Madagascar.
- 34% of British 18-to-35-year-olds have heard of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, while 22% think that D-day marked the end of the First World War.
- A pint of milk from the supermarket can contain the milk of more than 1,000 different cows.
- 2.8 million dogs in the US are on antidepressants.
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