Fact Snacks!


Fiona the baby hippo shamelessly photobombed a couple’s engagement pics. When Hayley Roll and her boyfriend, Nick Kelble, visited the famous hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo, he got down on one knee to surprise her with a proposal- but Fiona, who loves the camera, decided it was also her moment to shine, so she swam up to get in on the action.
The ‘Groom of the Stool’ was a servant in the 1500s-1800s who assisted English monarchs with ‘bodily functions of excretion and ablution’. This position was a powerful one, because Grooms had access to the King or Queen alone, during their most intimate moments, and therefore learned many secrets that made them feared and respected by both the public and the royal court.