7 Things you (probably) didn’t know about Wimbledon

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1. Nobody knows what the pineapple on the trophy symbolises


The trophy dates back to 1887 and features a rather spiffing gold Pineapple on its lid. It’s said by some the pineapple has some mystic powers, but they tend to reside in very small rooms and repeat “wibble” at various intervals. Nobody really knows, but some have tried to eat it, with terrible results.

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Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere! This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British blogger, photographer and actor based in the USA. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.

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