Did you know......Can Pigs fly?
In 1909 Lord Brabazon was the first person to take a pig up in an airplane!
Why is it called the “Loo”?
It's short for "Lady Louisa," Louisa being the unpopular wife of a 19th-century earl of Lichfield. Thomas William Anson, 1st Earl of Litchfield (1795-1854) was the 10th cousin 3 times removed to the present Earl of Meath. He married Louisa Catherine Philips who became, upon her marriage, Lady Louisa.
See #3 on Cecil Adam’s website http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/574/why-do-we-call-it-the-john
- Queen Elizabeth II is a 9th cousin to the Earl of Meath
- Fletcher Christian (of Mutiny on the Bounty fame) 11th cousin 5 times removed of the Earl.