Johnian; StJohnsCollege has recently introduced the Douglas Adams prize for humourous writing in his honour. --SF
"My favourite piece of information is that Branwell Brontė, brother of Emily and Charlotte, died standing up leaning against a mantelpiece, in order to prove it could be done.
This is not quite true, in fact. My absolute favourite piece of information is the fact that young sloths are so inept that they frequently grab their own arms and legs instead of tree limbs, and fall out of trees." -Douglas Adams, "The Little Computer That Could"
This is interesting. I went to WikiPedia to verify the Brontė fact, but the only citation is this DouglasAdams quote. --CH