Cutty Sark

The famous tea-clipper, still preserved as a tourist attraction on the Thames, brought her cargoes back from the orient with such speed that rival vessels racing against her always lost. A bet placed on this race ruins the Earl of St James in LONDON's 'The Cutty Sark'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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