Here's the original "Nations of the World" song, in case you aren't familiar with the seminally insane 90s kids cartoon Animaniacs.
Whatever TikTok user came up with this dance to the song has done a better job of teaching British history than most school systems do:
I'm genuinely surprised by how educational this was. Like Britain invading Iceland during World War II? And here I thought they were loosening their grip by then!
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I only stumbled upon this because I got married in Dorset, Vermont, and did a double-take when I saw the headline. Apparently "knob" is a British word for "biscuit" but it's funnier to think about Ye Olde Dorset Dick-eating Contest. As the BBC explains:
The biscuits have been made by Moores of Morecombelake for more than 150 years
Originally, they were made from leftover bread dough with added butter and sugar, hand-rolled and left to dry in the dying heat of the oven
It is thought their name comes from the hand-sewn Dorset knob buttons that were also made locally
They can be eaten with Blue Vinny cheese, dipped in tea or cider, or taken with honey and cream - known locally as thunder and lightning
As far as the exciting events of this riveting contest:
But this year 100 competitive eaters live-streamed their attempts to swallow the savoury spheres.
Kate Scott, from Shaftesbury, necked eight and a half of the thrice-baked treats to claim the crown.
The knob-eaters raised more than £1,200 for the local Weldmar Hospicecare. Unfortunately, the knob-throwing festival has been postponed until 2021, as it's more difficult to judge online.
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