30 things you never knew about the UK's universities
From sightings of ghosts and monsters to traditions of streaking and sunrise sea dips, the revelations are here.
As thousands of new students take up places at universities across the UK, we’ve collated 30 fun facts you may not know about some of them.
Did you know that Byron kept a tame bear at Cambridge after his pet dog was banned?
Ever heard of a racing car powered by chocolate and steered by carrots?
Know where Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Coldplay played some of their very first gigs?
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 5 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
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