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One last selection from NB archives

1998. Pfizer scientist working on self-raising flour accidentally drops some down his trousers and Viagra is born.

1939. Reichstag toilets blocked again. Hitler's march east in search of Polish plumber has far-reaching consequences.

1837. Queen Victoria shocks England with hard-hitting speech from throne: "There shall be no sex for the next 64 years and piano legs must be kept covered at all times".

1686. Newton becomes most hated man in England when he invents gravity, putting an end to thousands of years of carefree levitation.

1453. Ottomans besiege Constantinople to seize the city's lucrative teeth-capping franchise form the infidel (see Turkey teeth).

1066. Normans wishing to explore Africa cross Channel to England, expecting free trip to Rwanda on arrival.

44 BC. Casual Friday a big success at Roman Forum, but Caesar regrets not wearing stab vest.

4004 BC. Fundamentalist Big Bang.

14,000,000,000 BC The 'other' Big Bang (about 2pm on a Monday)


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