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London renames underground stations for Shakespeare’s 400th

To mark the 400th anniversary on Saturday April 23rd of William Shakespeare’s death a special edition Tube map has been produced. The 14 Underground lines with their 367 stations have all  been replaced with characters and plays from Shakespeare’s works, along with play locations, actors and patrons: Bakerloo Line: Heroines Line Central Line: Lovers Line District Line: Servants and Friends Jubilee Line:  Fathers and Kings Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are interchange stations on the Northern Line. Westminster station near the UK Houses of Parliament is known as King Lear. Shakespear’s greatest supporters have stations.  Queen Elizabeth 1 (Bank Station)…

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Wednesday Weirdness- I wanna pay my way

At the Union Square Metro station in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, an agitated British Backpacker was trying to pay his 4.50 Dirhams metro fare with a British pound coin. He argued with the woman at the ticket counter. He reasoned with her and finally he pleaded with her. “This pound is worth 5.50 Dirhams why won’t you take it? Its worth more!’”. He looked around seeking help from the long line forming behind him. I said to him, tryig to pay with pounds on the dirham metro would be like someone trying to pay with Dirhams in the London Underground. “Thats different” he said “these…

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