If you thought the previous entries were eccentric, you are in for a surprise. Jemmy (James) Hirst was so famous an eccentric in his own time, that King George III summoned him to tea. When he received the invitation, Hirst declined – stating that he was training an otter to fish. Eventually he did visit the King where he threw a goblet of water over a courtier who was laughing; Hirst believed the man was having a fit of hysteria. The King gave him a number of bottles of wine from the royal cellar. Jemmy loved animals and he trained his bull to behave like a horse. The bull (named Jupiter) would draw his carriage about the village and Hirst even rode him in fox hunts. Instead of dogs, he used pigs that he had trained as hunt dogs. He regularly blew a horn to invite the poor to his home for free food – which was served out of a coffin. When he died, he requested 12 old maids to follow his coffin to the grave, as well as a bagpiper and a fiddler to play happy music.
He rode his bull on fox hunts.
This guy topped the list of "10 Incredibly Eccentric People" from Listverse.com.
Today RC had an Annual General Meeting.
I took a lot of pics, but lazy to upload.
Anyway, it was fun, quite fun.
At the end, me, Chuen, Emm, Cynthia and Rachel ordered Mc Flurries through the Mc Donalds delivery service.
Augh, the post so short.
But I have tummy ache, so I don't really care.