ON THIS DAY October 21, 2016

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ON THIS DAY October 21, 2016


Byline: Compiled by ETAN SMALLMAN

IT'S DAY 295...

SALES of false eyelashes at John Lewis are 295 per cent higher in Liverpool than the national average. Amanda Scott, the department store's head of beauty, said: 'Liverpool's sales are all about false lashes and Newcastle's about fake tan -- showing that not all stereotypes are wrong.' THE world's most expensive burger costs $295 (PS240). Le Burger Extravagant, at New York City restaurant Seredipity 3, consists of Japanese Wagyu beef infused with white truffle butter, topped with cheese, black truffles and a fried quail's egg, served on an edible gold-dusted bread roll topped with caviar. BRITISH actress Jessica Tandy was the oldest woman to win an Oscar for best actress. She won for Driving Miss Daisy in 1989 at the age of 80 years and 295 days.

THERE ARE 71 DAYS LEFT

GEORGE Orwell's (pictured) Animal Farm was published 71 years ago. He was inspired to write the satirical novel after seeing a boy whipping a carthorse. He said: 'It struck me that if only such animals became aware of their strength, we should have no power over them, and that men exploit animals in much the same way as the rich exploit the proletariat.' REMAINS of the oldest known feast were found in a cave in Israel in 2010. The banquet 12,000 years ago included 71 tortoises roasted in their shells. Archaeologists believe they were eaten during the funeral of an elderly woman of status.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

LORD (PETER) MANDELSON, 63. The ex-Business Secretary was forced to resign twice from the Cabinet. Since his days as a Labour MP, he has been dogged by a story that he went into a chippie in his Hartlepool constituency, pointed to the mushy peas and asked for 'some of that guacamole'. …

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