Metal bands per capita. Finland is tops, but Botswana is a surprising up-and-comer. Via.
A Jerboa (Jaculus sp.) showing off its impressive running abilities.
When you get placed in a low english class and assume you’re the best writer but it turns out there’s someone better.
Nelson’s Trafalgar uniform. The epaulette has been partially damaged by the shot that killed him. The two medals on his breast beneath the Order of Bath at the top and the Order of St Joachim at the bottom were all uniquely created for Nelson by their benefactors - the Order of St. Ferdinand was created by King Ferdinand of Naples for the Admiral after the battle of Cape St. Vicent, because the existing Neapolitian Orders could only be awarded to Catholics. The Turkish Order of the Crescent was presented after the Sultan wished to reward him after the battle of the Nile, but couldn’t give any Turkish Orders to a Christian. He was intensely proud of all four, and insisted on wearing them at all times - making him a target for French snipers.
Say that to my face brah!