As I explained it to a Polish girl at work, 'Guy Fawkes' aka Bonfire Night is when we used to celebrate the fact that he was killed for trying to burn down the Houses of Parliament. Now we celebrate the fact that he tried.
I represented the army in the ill-fated 'Catching Your Own Sperm In Your Mouth Competition' in 1987. The RCT won all categories. I came last, winning the losers medal inscribed with 'Self-Administered Bukkake'