FFF – The $7 Donation

If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest news in the wonderful world of Donald J. Trump, you may have missed the news that the Trump Foundation, the ‘philanthropic’ side to Trump’s personality, has been shut down due to continued and gross illegality in the use of the charity’s funds. The most egregious example is a $25,000 donation to the re-election campaign of Florida … Continue reading FFF – The $7 Donation

FFF – Non potes tangere

DISCLAIMER: This FFF is inspired by (completely ripped off from) the fortnightly ‘About the House’ newsletter of the Australian House of Representatives. This week’s question comes in the wake of a rare event in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, in which Member for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, picked up the Mace and attempted to remove it from the Chamber. This prompted quite a few … Continue reading FFF – Non potes tangere

FFF – “Jumbo”

Lyndon B. Johnson was the 36th President of the United States, taking over the White House after John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. He was well known for being the President who lead the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Civil Rights Act of 1968 the appointment of the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, the creation of food stamp programs and … Continue reading FFF – “Jumbo”

FFF – The Olympic Torch

This includes two facts, one about Nazi’s and another about planes. The sacred tradition of the Olympic Torch, now ubiquitous with the opening ceremony and an amazing struggle from the ruins of Athens to the home nation, does not have the same rosy origin story as you’d expect. The Olympic Torch ceremony began in 1936 for the Berlin Olympic Games, sold as an old Greek … Continue reading FFF – The Olympic Torch

FFF – The City of Melbourne Has a Flag

Did you know that the City of Melbourne has its own flag? Me neither, and I think it is because it’s one of most misdesigned flags. For those who have never seen it before, it looks like this: It is made up of four quadrants, separated by the cross of Saint George, with the Royal Crown in the middle to symbolise the monarchy. In the … Continue reading FFF – The City of Melbourne Has a Flag

FFF – Homicidal Somnambulism

Homicidal somnambulism or more commonly, homicidal sleepwalking is a formally recognised disorder. Quite interestingly it has been used as a working legal defence in around 68 cases, most recently in 2009. One example of homicidal sleepwalking was by Albert Tirrell in 1846 for the murder of a prostitute. That prostitute was Maria Bickford, she and Albert had fallen in love and had begun living together. On … Continue reading FFF – Homicidal Somnambulism