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Sunday, 23 November 2014


Back in the seafaring days of wooden ships many sailors used to wear gold earrings so that they could afford a proper burial when they died.

Centuries ago many pirates pieced their ears and wore earrings because they believed it improved their vision.

According to the most reliable portrait, William Shakespeare wore a gold earring in his left ear.

Lynda Bird (b 1944), daughter of Lyndon Johnson, wears earrings made up of two tiny cages, each containing a live bird

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