The Opportunities Overseas Expo UK and Ireland November 2012 roadshow is on the road – we’ve motored through London and Dublin and now we’re heading to Aberdeen and Manchester.
So it seems like the perfect time for a light-hearted look at the cities we’ll be alighting in with some little-known facts.
- In the late 19th century, Aberdeen was the British centre for envelope production – which probably explains why the self-seal envelope was developed in Aberdeen.
- There are over 30 places named Aberdeen throughout the world.
- Water polo began around 1863 on the River Dee in Aberdeen.
- Is the city where Rolls met Royce – and a beautiful car was born.
- The first modern computer was built in Manchester.
- The atom was first split in Manchester.
Over to you
Feel free to share any facts about Aberdeen or Manchester – impress us with your insider knowledge!
Check out Air New Zealand’s latest safety video offering – renowned for their sense of humour, here’s their Hobbit-inspired brand new one:
It’s the end of the week – to celebrate here’s a legendary TV ad from New Zealand. It’s an award-winning anti-drink driving campaign from the New Zealand Transport Agency featuring some pretty legendary Kiwi humour.
What do you think? At the end of it were you internalising a really complicated situation in your head?
Make sure you keep your rooster firmly on the ground in New Zealand
The Queen has had a bit of a big year – she celebrated 60 years on the throne and even skydived into the Olympics opening ceremony with James Bond. She’s also the Queen of all the three countries we work with – Australia, Canada and New Zealand. So it’s the perfect time to look at some of the craziest, hard-to-believe and downright silly laws.
1. It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday.
2. You must have a neck to knee swimsuit in order to swim at Brighton Beach.
3. Bars are required to stable, water and feed the horses of their patrons.
4. Every 5th song on the radio must be by a Canadian born citizen.
5. It is illegal to eat ice-cream on Ottawa’s Bank Street on a Sunday.
6. In Wawa, you may not paint a ladder as it will be slippery when wet.
In New Zealand…
7. If you find uranium, you must report it – in writing – to the Government within three months.
8. It’s illegal to fly with a rooster in a hot air balloon.
9. Every high school may hold one pound of uranium and one pound of thorium, for conducting nuclear experiments (however, there is a fine of $1 million for letting off nuclear explosions).
And the final one from the motherland, in the UK…
10. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
In your opinion…
What’s the silliest law in your homeland?