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The ghost of Archbishop Laud, beheaded in 1645, is said to haunt the library of St. John’s College, Oxford where apparently it plays football with its own head.

William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury

William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury

Golf balls were originally made of wood. Later, they were made from boiled feathers stuffed into stitched leather known as featheries. The modern (and cheaper) golf ball filled with gutta-percha was not developed till 1848.

A swarm of gnats is called a ghost.

The oldest golf club in the world is St Andrews, founded in 1552.

The word lemur means ghost. It was coined by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (1707-78) from the Latin, Lemures: the shades of the departed.

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