The Amazing Reason Queen Elizabeth Refused To Sit On The Iron Throne

For those who don't know, the Iron Throne is an asymmetric monstrosity of spikes and jagged edges and twisted metal that appeared on the series finale of "Game of Thrones." When Queen Elizabeth visited the set of the HBO series and was invited to sit on the Iron Throne, she refused. It’s not that she’s not fond of the show; she just wasn’t allowed. It turns out that tradition prohibits the reigning British monarch from sitting on any foreign throne. While the Queen's position is more of a ceremonial one these days, in some places a king or queen may actually consider sitting on the throne an act of aggression. In the end, the 94-year-old monarch of the United Kingdom doesn't need a special chair to make her feel important, now does she?

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

On This Day

1869 - Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

Fact of the Day

In Japan, if a working day falls between two public holidays, that working day becomes an additional holiday by law, also known as “Citizen’s Holiday.”

Nature Oddities

When jaguars eat the leaves of the yaje plant, the are affected in much the same way as domesticated cats are affected by catnip.

Food and Drink

Tater tots were invented in 1953 when Ore-Ida founders were trying to figure out what to do with leftover slivers of cut-up potatoes. The product was first offered commercially in stores in 1956.
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