Monday, May 19, 2008

Queen Victoria (Part 2)

A bit of trivia about Queen Victoria… In 1865 she ordered that six Royal Navy gunboats be sent to Bolivia to sink their fleet after relations between the two countries soured. Her admirals, however, quickly pointed out to her that Bolivia has no coastline and, therefore, no naval fleet. Victoria then sent for a map and a pair of scissors and figuratively cut Bolivia from the world.