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22nd, April News

Watch the video that plays inside the lifts at the new World Trade Center building

You even get a glimpse of the doomed tower... More »

22nd, April News

Belle Gibson doesn't have cancer: magnetic therapists can be wrong

Belle Gibson does not have brain cancer. She never did. Belle Gibson is a "wellness blogger" who is very well indeed.... More »

22nd, April manchester united

Manchester United spend only 50% of their turnover on wages

Were Manchester United right to get rid of David Moyes as manager after a mere 10 months in charge? It was hasty. But then, the average tenure of all current Premier League managers is 1.57 years. .. More »

22nd, April News

Modern sex: long lost brother and sister meet on Tinder

After 16 years apart a brother and sister have been reunited on Tinder, the dating app. He looked at her. She looked at him. Thoughts turned to sex.... More »

22nd, April News

Dad wins rights in turkey baster pregnancy trial

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22nd, April marijuana

Marijuana activists fly De Blasio 420 banner one day too late

Hats off to Animal New York and Josh Simenhoff for flying a pro-marijuana banner over Manhattan. .. More »

22nd, April Chelsea

Injury Balls: Chelsea miracle as Diego Costa defies the tabloids

Football Balls looks at reporting on the Chelsea forward line going into the weekend's match with Arsenal... More »

22nd, April manchester united

Transfer Balls: Manchester United's De Gea is leaving after signing a new deal with two clubs

Transfer Balls: The Daily Mirror leads with news that Manchester United's David De Gea is leaving the club. The story is that Man United are "convinced the Spanish keeper has made his mind up to quit Old Trafford"... More »

21st, April Celebrities

Leave Katie Hopkins alone: she's just Hitler's killer elf

So terrible is Kate Hopkins, the Sun's vile sayer of nasty things to deadline, that the Indepedent called her words on migrants crossing into Europe from North Africa "a column so hateful it might give Hitler pause".... More »

21st, April Celebrities

#KylieJennerChallenge photos: put your lips together and suck like a Kardashian

All you kids need to be a Kardashian is a jar, lips and the ability to suck very hard. That jar's not for tips after the lips and sucking have worked their magic; it's to place over your mouth.... More »

21st, April News

There's a gay version of Hooters called Tallywackers

America is all about equlity. There's even a gay version of Hooters. It's not called Cooters (blame Old Mr Anorak for that arcane suggestion), Knobs or Gonads. It's called... Tallywackers. And if you answer this ad on Craigslist., who can be catching a chill in Dallas’ "Newest and most exciting place to be”.... More »

21st, April News 1

Florida Grandpa's obituary asks you not to vote for Hillary Clinton

Grandpa is dead. Larry Upright's dying wish is that you do not vote for Hilary Clinton... More »

21st, April News

Pulitzer Prize winner gives up journalism for better paid job in publicity

Fancy a career in journalism? Before taking the plunge, speak with the Daily Breeze’s Rob Kuznia.... More »

21st, April News

Lord Janner: getting away with murder

Westminster paedos: a look at the reporting on allegations VIPs abused children and got away with it in the 1960s-1980s. All eyes are on Greville Janner.... More »

21st, April Strange But True

Tamworth boy gets stuck inside Minion machine

When Henry Howes failed to grab the Minion's head with a metal claw, he was disapointed. Henry reached inside the hatch in a bid to grab the Despicable Me toy. He slid all the way inside... More »

21st, April Arsenal

Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira's Arsenal agreement is worthless

Transfer Balls spots the Daily Star's news that Sami Khedira has delived a "blow to Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United"... More »

20th, April Film

Star Wars hilarity: listen to Sheffield student Godfrey Elfwick troll the BBC

This is just brilliant. Listeners to the BBC World Service’s World Have Your Say show were introduced to Godfrey Elfwick, a student from Sheffield talking about the lastest Star Wars franchise, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Awakens. Godfrey says the character "Dark Raider” is a a “racial stereotype”. More »

20th, April Strange But True

Watch what happens when you attack a pregnant wolf spider with a broom

Anorak has one way of dealing with spider in the home: I leave the room and never return until a woman (it has to be woman - like ISIS nutjobs, spiders are terrified of women). But Danny Ford of Hallett Cove, South Australia, reaches for the household implements. When he spotted a venomous wolf spider in his home he went for the broom... More »

20th, April News

Mother arrested for sex with teenage daughter's friends and 'naked Twister' at house party

Anorak's Other Parent of the year is Rachel Lynn Lehnardt, the 35-year-old Georgia mother who hosted an unforgettable party for her 16-year-old daughter... More »

20th, April Liverpool

FA Cup Balls: Liverpool's 'lucky' Coutinho Was better than 8 Aston Villa players

Aston Villa beat Liverpool in an entertaining FA Cup semi-final. But what were the important scores, the ones newspapers give to players?... More »

20th, April News

Lord Janner: Iffy evidence, Jews, Ernest Saunders, victims without question and magic

Lord Greville Janner: a look at reporting on the Labour peer accused of child abuse. His family maintain his innocence... More »

20th, April Strange But True

Woman in court after partner slept with prostitute who is also her son's girlfriend

Carol Bulut, 56, is in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. She admits sending a message that was offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character. She said she would smash her partner's windows. Not nice. But can we sympathise with her?... More »

20th, April Film

Watch Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Retro Style)

Batman v Superman - Retro style... More »

20th, April News

New York Times duped in story on teens who vape

When the New York Times trawled Twitter for cool kids who vape for an article on e-cigarettes use among teenagers, @drugleaf replied... More »

20th, April Strange But True

German dentist removed all man’s teeth to cure erectile dysfunction

To Germany where a local dentist must pay 20,000 euros in compensation to the man who came to him seeking help for erectile dysfunction and schizophrenia.... More »