Jeremy Clay

@Ludicrousscenes

Writes stuff for the BBC. Deletes stuff for the Leicester Mercury. The Burglar Caught By A Skeleton, a book of Victorian strangeness, is out now.

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The pig-powered boat.

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Old stories I wish were true, part 397: Shipwrecked for 30 years, castaways send letter asking for new clothes.

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Edwardian Facebook.

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The kids of today*, eh? Out of control louts. And the police can't stop 'em. I blame the parents, etc.

*1844.

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Plan B for Roy Hodgson on Thursday, if the game is going wrong.

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Monsieur Rubelles and his 12 dead dining companions.

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Victorian newly-wed bedevilled by leg and arm spasms after frantic sex. Um ... one for you, ?

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Uh-oh.

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Man v eagle, #Shetland.

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#Rugby banned by the Mayor of #Southampton.

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After three hours, the third replay of the Lancashire Junior Championship semi-final ends at nightfall, in a draw.

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"Like a tangled skein of serpents with human heads": The game of #rugby explained to Spaniards in 1895.

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Bad ideas while pissed, part 9,872: Climbing on the roof of a speeding train.

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Victorian identity theft. Bit more of an art form than now.

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19thC product placement: Advertisers on P10 get plug in P7 sketch of a woman with her frock on fire. #newspapers

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It's a myth, of course, about Queen Victoria not knowing about lesbians. She must have read the papers ...

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Plots of The Sixth Sense and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window Etc collide in a London court.

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A quick reminder. If you're thinking of sending dynamite in the post, don't seal it with a hammer and nails ...

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Geezer falls into geyser.

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Wife kills husband in regrettable restaging of a flea circus duel.

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