Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Isle Of Man

via DavidColby on Buzzfeed. And it’s all* true.

(or “Buzzfeed comes up trumps because I have no time to write a blog post today”)

While I was born in Sheffield and I live in Cape Town, I have strong family connections to the Isle of Man and I guess that I consider it my spiritual home. You may recognise the favicon on your current browser tab as being a triskelion – the Three Legs of Man.

Of all the facts presented, only one was new to me:

The Island was named the fifth most likely nation to reach the moon next.
Strange, but true. A number of the competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize (a $30 million competition for the first privately funded team to send a robot to the moon) are based on the Island.

I’ve known forever that it is a great place – the best kept secret of the British Isles. Now David has spilled the beans, maybe more people will discover it. But please don’t ruin it. I like it just the way it is.

So go – click through – I’ll test you on what you’ve learnt tomorrow.

* actually, I dispute the bit about Snaefell being the only place you can see England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales from – there are plenty of other mountains on the island with the same view. </pendant>