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Justin Bieber Really Does Scare The Wild Animals Away

A report newly in telling us just quite how bad the screechings of Justin Bieber are. So bad that they actually scare away the wild animals. so bad that they’ve just saved a Russian hunter from the maulings of an …

Posted: 6th, August 2014 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Men Really Are Better At Maths Than Women

And no, it’s not just because of what Barbie said, “Math is hard”. We really are seeing evidence in empirical (that is, when people go out and study the real world rather than just theorising in ivory towers) studies that …

Posted: 30th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whatever The Mail Says Google Just Isn’t Avoiding UK Tax

Google’s UK accounts have been filed and thus, as sure as eggs is eggs, we’ve got the Waily Mail chuntering on about how appalling it is that the company is dodging all of this tax. Except the truth is that …

Posted: 25th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australian Politician Jacqui Lambie Wants ‘A Well Hung Man With Heaps Of Cash’

THESE might well be the sexual preferences of many of us, not just politicians. It’s just that we tend not to expect a politician to say so quite so publicly. But fair dinkum to the Ozzies, they have managed to …

Posted: 25th, July 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pyramid Teabags Are Better Than Round: Scientific Proof That Is

The late and dearly beloved (to those of a certain age that is) Bernard Levin once wrote an entire column in The Times in praise of the Advertising Standards Authority’s existence. I do not have the great man’s eloquence but …

Posted: 24th, July 2014 | In: Money, News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 10,000 Hours Rule Doesn’t Actually Work: The Tabula Rasa Fallacy

IT’S a common enough idea, that you need to practice at something for 10,000 hours to actually be any good at it. And that might well be true, too. However, the idea does sometimes (ie, in almost all of he …

Posted: 16th, July 2014 | In: Money, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Fails Driving Test 110 Times

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…AND she’s not even got to the practical part yet, where what she’s been told is 6 inches causes problems. This is really quite amazing, this lady has managed to fail the driving theory test 110 times:…

Posted: 14th, July 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Now Berkeley Offers Free Cannabis To The Poor

YOU may have heard about the slow legalisation of cannabis in certain US states. First came medical marijuana, treatments for things like the nausea produced by chemotherapy, to reduce certain eye conditions and so on. Sadly, just desiring to get …

Posted: 11th, July 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Daily Mail and Human Sexuality: Explaining Nymphomania

Another in our series on sex research and wondering how in buggery we can get to join the research teams. For yes, there’s more of that research that we’d very much like to take part in.

The researchers were interested …

Posted: 11th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Jobs Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 6 Is To Be Made By Robots

 

THIS rather proves Steve Jobs’ point that “those jobs are never coming back”. For Apple’s iPhone 6 is to be assembled by robots rather than by hand as has been done with all previous generations of iPhone.

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Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beer, Oh Happy Produce Of Our Isle – And Good For Us Too!

 

THE Mail brings us the glorious news that beer is actually good for us:

Mine’s a pint: Full of vitamins, high in fibre, low on sugar and good for your hair – the benefits of beer
Beer is

Posted: 8th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Well Of Course British Homes Are The Smallest In Europe

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WHY are British homes the smallest in Europe? Because we’re the only country in Europe stupid enough to insist that they must be small.

This really isn’t a surprising finding from Cambridge University:

British families are living in

Posted: 7th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Feast And Famine: Marilyn Monroe Was Not Some Porky Lardbucket, She Was Tiny

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HALF the time we’re told that the entire country is becoming obese, waddling around with dripping rolls of fat hanging from our frames, the other half the time we’re being screamed at for our unhealthy obsession with being thin. …

Posted: 4th, July 2014 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Surprise! Union Think Tank Says Unions Should Have More Power!

THIS really is a turn up for the books. A union funded and financed think tank has decided to reveal to the world that the cure for all that ails us is that unions should have more industrial and political …

Posted: 3rd, July 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Even The Labour Party Is Beginning To Understand The Housing Market

IT’S taken its time but the basic problem with the UK housing market seems to be seeping into even Labour Party minds. That problem being that there’s not enough housing so it’s too bloody expansive. We should therefore try to …

Posted: 1st, July 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poverty Hasn’t Doubled In The Past 30 Years But Inequality Has Risen

 

DESPITE what The Guardian would love to be able to tell us it simply isn’t true that poverty has doubled in the past 30 years. Inequality has increased, that’s true, but poverty and inequality are not the same thing

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sting Ditches Own Children From Will As He Plans To Spend His Vast Fortune On….

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STING, as we know, is an incredibly smug man. Not surprising really, given that he’s got shedloads of money, a talented and “occasional aviation-fuel” using wife and everyone thinks he’s really good at the sex. It’d be nigh-on impossible …

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Real Problem With Inheritance Tax Is That The Rich Don’t Pay It

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THERE’S another report out detailing what’s wrong with the current system of inheritance tax in the UK. And this report gets right to the heart of what’s actually wrong with this current system. Which is that the rich bastards …

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Breaking News For Fools: Investigation Finds That Perrier Water Is A Rip Off

perrierTHE Dispatches team over at Channel 4 has uncovered shocking evidence of the way that Perrier is woefully overpriced, actually being more expensive than honest to goodness beer and cider. Clearly the Frenchies are simply ripping us all off:…

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Government’s Smith Lawson and Company Student Loan Scam: Who’s Wonga Now?

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YOU’LL recall that Wonga just got into very hot water over sending threatening letters to people who had not repaid their loans. The problem was that they made the letters look like they came from solicitors of debt collectors: …

Posted: 30th, June 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


WHO Wants To Ban The Thing That Makes Smokers Quit Tobacco: E-Cigarettes

THAT’S the message from a bunch of wowsing “public health” advocates. That we must immediately make sure that tobacco companies don’t continue moving into the e-cigarette market. Because, you know, umm, it’s bad. No one really manages to say why …

Posted: 29th, June 2014 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Clinton Doesn’t Care About Money As She Earns $600,000 A Year

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THIS is a fairly brazen piece of behaviour. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary, insists that she’s not really motivated by nor worried about money. Which is interesting because she’s on a $600,000 a year contract with NBC …

Posted: 25th, June 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hypocrisy Takes Wing: The Greenpeace Manager Who Flies To Work

OF course we should never look at what our betters actually do: their function is to tell us what to do, not to live up to the rules that they would impose upon us. So it is with those self-appointed …

Posted: 24th, June 2014 | In: Money, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Better Hurry Down To The Supermarket With Your Rials And Bahts: The Foreign Change Scam

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THE problem with machines is that they’re just not as good as human beings at pattern recognition. This is true of humans looking at human faces as opposed to machines looking at them as it is of supermarket checkouts …

Posted: 19th, June 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


No More Boob Jobs On The NHS!

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NO more breast augmentation operations will be available on the NHS. At least that’s the promise, that there should be no more fittings of Bulgarian Airbags, or boob jobs, on the NHS.

Cosmetic surgery should not be paid …

Posted: 18th, June 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0