The legend says that oarsmen have actually died competing in the Cambridge bump races by being hit by the bow on a boat coming from behind. Earlier today, Greg, who is a loyal reader of HTBS, sent an e-mail with a clip from the Daily Mail on Monday, 7 February, where a Mail reader has even heard that a crew put a sword in the bow of their boat. True or false? See what the answer was in the Daily Mail by clicking here.
Oh, yes, Greg also wanted to assure me that he is not the reader of the Daily Mail, which is a “right wing tabloid”, in his family. He states, “It in no way reflects my views. Glad to get that off my chest!” I agree, Greg, sometimes it feels good to get things of one’s chest!