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Your useless facts about Derbyshire!

We want you to stun us with your weird and wonderful nuggets of wisdom about our county!

Caprice: Long Eaton link

Caprice: Regular visits to Long Eaton

We recently reported how the hot dog was said to have been invented by Derby ex-pat Harry Stevens.

And did you know the annoying novelty tune 'Agadoo' was supposedly recorded by Black Lace after hearing the French original during a night out at 'Gossips', one of Derby's most popular nightclubs of the eighties.

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We love these so-called useless facts and are hungry for more - so we're asking you to illuminate us by sending in your own Derbyshire nuggets.

Use the form below to send us your facts which can be on any subject as long as it relates to our county.

We'll publish the best examples - and may even investigate further if you send us something truly fascinating!

A few more random facts to get you thinking...

  • Johnny Pearson, composer of theme tunes for 'All Creatures Great and Small' and 'Captain Pugwash' hails from Chesterfield.
  • Supermodel Caprice pays regular visits to a lingerie factory in Long Eaton to oversee design work on her underwear range.
  • Derby's UCI cinema (now called Odeon) holds the record for filling the largest container full of popcorn. The container was 19ft 6in in diameter and 19ft 1in in height and took staff at the UCI three days to achieve their record in August 1991.
  • Holmgate was home to what's thought to have been the world's oldest dog. Bella was 26 when she died in September 2008.
  • Actress Isy Suttie, who plays Dobbie in Channel Four sitcom 'Peep Show', comes from Matlock.
  • Comedian Lucy Porter last year claimed that everyone in Derby looked like a rapist. She later apologised live on BBC Radio Derby.

Now send us your useless facts!

last updated: 08/10/2008 at 12:12
created: 08/10/2008

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"novelty tune 'Agadoo' was supposedly recorded by Black Lace after hearing the French original during a night out at 'Gossips'" is true except it was opriginally by a Spanish band called "The Saragossa Band"
Dave Godfrey

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