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TGI Paul

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Useless Information Titbit #42

Gordon Bennett, whose name became an expletive, was born in 1841. By the age of 25 he was earning over a million dollars a year after tax.

He got through $40million in his lifetime. He paid $2,000,000 for a yacht which had a specially designed room for an Alderney cow to supply him with fresh milk.

He once tipped a porter $14,000 & bought a Monte Carlo restaurant on the spot when he arrived to find his regular table was occupied. He had the offending party evicted, sat down at his table, then gave the restaurant to one of the waiters!

He was the man who commissioned Stanley to find Livingstone.

Pointless I know, but it may fill a gap in a conversation one night in the pub!

Though, if it's come to that, you're probably better off going home.


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