TIL that as the British were forced to abandon the mortally-wounded HMS Sheffield missile destroyer during the 1982 Falklands war, Sub-lieutenant Carrington-Wood led the crew in singing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

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I fully intend to have that song played—and hopefully, sung along to—at my funeral.

QuantumCinder

Naturally, it was sunk by a French made Exocet missile fired from a French made Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard attack fighter because *it’s like that.*

sonofsmog

Hey, I went down the same Wiki rabbit hole today that you did, after the TIL about gallows humor!

sonofabutch

Great now the whistling is stuck in my head

themillwater

“Worse things happen at sea”

Cybernetic_Lizard