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Friday Newsletter: November 23, 2012

These have got to be two of the oddest stories I have ever come across The BBC is a British institution but it is more than a little odd. The UK’s national broadcaster, known affectionately as “Aunty” or “the Beeb”, is facing its biggest crisis ever right new because of the Jimmy Savile pedophile revelations. […]

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Friday Newsletter: November 16, 2012

Now market traders are being banned from shouting out their prices to customers…(and yes health and safety is to blame) For generations market traders have attracted customers by shouting out the prices for the goods they have on offer. “Fifty pence your apples, twenty pence your potatoes, three for a pound” that kind of thing. […]

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Friday Newsletter: October 19, 2012

When the ride of a lifetime in a F1 Ferrari Spider supercar went spectacularly wrong Car fanatic Sebastian Vogel bought the ride of a lifetime at a discount website and found himself behind the wheel of a super-fast 190 mph Ferrari 360 Spider F1. The 23-year-old must have thought the $40 he spent to secure […]

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Friday Newsletter: October 12, 2012

The girl whose stomach was removed to save her life after she downed a liquid nitrogen cocktail Nitrogen in liquid form is highly volatile. It boils at boils -196 °C (−321 °F) and can cause rapid freezing on contact with living tissue. It also expands rapidly when exposed to normal room temperature as it returns […]

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Friday Newsletter: October 5, 2012

The scandal that in the modern UK, every man is now regarded as a potential child abuser I am sure most right-thinking people would agree that pedophiles are an evil in any society and its members must take every care to protect children from them. But encouraging any society to look with suspicion on every […]

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