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Quite Interesting Things about... February - John Lloyd

Blog | By John Lloyd | Feb 01, 2023

Often known as the dreariest month, John Lloyd gives us seven bemusing reasons to enjoy February

  • February was known to the Anglo-Saxons as Solmoneth, ‘mud month’.
  • Starting in February 2021, Iceland was shaken by 50,000 earthquakes in three weeks.
  • On 2nd February 2013, Notts County FC were beaten by Hartlepool United 2-1. Hartlepool’s scorers were Hartley and Poole.
  • Florence Green, the last surviving veteran of the First World War, died on 4th February 2012, 15 days short of her 111th birthday. Asked what it was like to be 110, she replied, ‘Not much different to being 109.’
  • The money spent on Christmas presents in the UK each year could fund the NHS from Boxing Day to 12th February.
  • On Valentine’s Day 2020, the zoo at San Antonio, Texas, held a fundraising event. For $5 you could name a live cockroach after your ex and watch it being fed to an animal.
  • On 18th February 1913, Pedro Lascuráin resigned as President of Mexico after holding office for less than an hour.