TIL the Co-founder of the Guinness Book of World Records was assassinated by the IRA after placing a bounty on them

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  1. You can’t endorse assassination, it’s unacceptable.

    This guy was a POS though.

    He had been pushing for a series of really backwards restrictions on Irish living within Britain. He basically wanted them living under the British equivalent of Beijing citizen monitoring.

    He let his fears around the IRA target innocent people.

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