theflowofink: lunchinthelibrary: Fun Fact: Apparently Oscar Wilde was 6’3”, which in the 1870s…

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lunchinthelibrary:

Fun Fact: Apparently Oscar Wilde was 6’3”, which in the 1870s would have been the equivalent of like 6’7”-6’9” tall. He was so ridiculously huge and awkward that one of his friends described him as looking like a “great white caterpillar.” That is all.

When his lover’s father ( one of the founding father’s of boxing as a sport) showed up to kick his ass, Oscar stood up, pulled a gun and said something like 

“I don’t know what the Queensberry rules are, but the Oscar Wilde rule is to shoot on sight.”