There are so many small items of stationery that we take for granted. But when were they invented?
Your task for today is to put these items in the correct order of when you think they were invented, starting with what you think is the earliest. Only after due debate and discussion are you allowed to click on the link which gives you the answers!
It would be good to think that the last words you utter in your life would be something profound. I’ve even considered writing mine in advance and carrying them round with me – just in case of emergency. The trouble is, I haven’t yet decided what my last words should be.Perhaps I’ll pinch William Hazlitt’s last words: “Well, I’ve had a happy life” or Harold Macmillan’s: “I think I’ll go to sleep now.” They’ll do if I don’t think of anything better in the meantime.
Here are some last words said by famous people. See whether you know who said them – then try them out on your friends and family:
1. “Let not poor Nelly starve.” 2. “I’ve never felt better.” 3. “How is the Empire?” 4. “Et tu, Brute?” 5. “Does nobody understand?” 6. “Kiss me, Hardy.” 7. “I am just going outside and I may be some time.” 8. “Die, my dear doctor! That’s the last thing I shall do.” 9. “I have a terrific headache.” 10. “Go away. I’m all right.” (He wasn’t….) 11. “Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.” 12. “Is it my birthday or am I dying?”