On 1st January 1985, comedian Ernie Wise made Britain’s first mobile phone call. Ofcom website
In Spain, it is a new year’s tradition to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. The custom apparently started in 1909, when grape-growers in Alicante needed to get rid of a bumper harvest. The Guardian, 31st December 2010
The 5km Nos Galan race, held annually in South Wales on New Year’s Eve, was inspired by legendary Welsh runner Guto Nyth Bran. In 1737 he ran a 12-mile race in 53 minutes, before dying from an over-hearty slap on the back in congratulation. South…
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