I will never need to know the chief export of Bolivia, sir

And for those of you who, like me, thought Geography was a total waste of time at school:

BBC: Award for tsunami warning pupil

A schoolgirl who raised the alarm to save about 100 tourists from the 26 December tsunami has been honoured.

Tilly Smith, 11, from Oxshott, Surrey, spotted key signs in the sea in Phuket, Thailand, that she remembered from a geography lesson two weeks earlier.

She persuaded her parents, seven-year-old sister and other tourists to flee their beach and hotel.

By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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