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30th, April Strange But True

Obituary of the day: Stella is survived by a 'shitload' of grandchildren

The obituary notice for Dorothy A. “Stella” Scrobola tells of a “unique, caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her.” Stella is mourned and celebrated by her six children and many, many grandchildren... More »

30th, April News

Darpa self-steering bullets follow targets round corners

“True to Darpa’s mission, Exacto has demonstrated what was once thought impossible:..." More »

29th, April Celebrities

1974: Iggy Pop Performs 'Murder of the Virgin' at Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco

Before the car insurance ads... More »

29th, April Key Posts

Pump it up! David Cameron will never be a politician

Has there ever been a worse speech than David Cameron’s ridiculous address to an audience of lucky businessmen in London?... More »

29th, April News 1

Free Speech: The Hoya wants to censor debate on 'rape culture'

ee Speech is under threat at Georgetown University. The college's student magazine, The Hoya, wants to no-platform a woman they don't approve of.... More »

29th, April Arsenal

Trasnfer balls: Manchester United keep and lose de Gea to Real Madrid as Casillas stays to play for Arsenal

Utter balls... More »

29th, April Cars

China's booth babes ban leads to ridiculous protest (photos swf-ish)

In China, the car of your dreams has legs, a clear complexion, lashing of lipstick and breasts... More »

29th, April Politicians

Lord Janner: the Iraq war, fiddling expenses and lies

Lord Janner Watch: a look at Labour peer Lord Greville Janner in the media... More »

29th, April Celebrities

Ed Miliband gets egged in Russell Brand's kitchen

When Ed Miliband popped over to anti-voting comedian Russell Brand for a televised chat in the kitchen, the papers reacted. What do the tabloids make of Ed's meeting of minds? More »

29th, April Celebrities

Courtney Stodden sex tape is here: see the preview stills and thrills

Celebrity sex tapes give perps and pervs the chance to see a famous face and body in the throes of passion. The more unlikley the sex tape star, the more seductive the skin flick. So. News that America’s penumatic sweetheart Courtney Stodden is offering her working genitals for public consumption will need considerable marketing... More »

28th, April Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann: back on the front pages, libel and Goncalo Amaral is ruined

Madeleine McCann's parents Gerry and Kate McCann have won £357,000 (Daily Telegraph) after successfully suing ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral. The former Portuguese policeman suggested in his book The Truth Of The Lie that the couple had faked their daughter's abduction.... More »

28th, April The Consumer

The selfie stick is over: all hail the selfie arm

I got given a selfie stick and found it to be very good at lying around the place as clutter. Far better is Aric Snee and Justin Crowe's Selfie Arm. This way you can look as if all your friends are not in the photo- or you;re haning out with Thing... More »

28th, April Money

Yes That's The Joke: a brilliant tumblr for Twitter people who miss the punchline

Tumblr of the Day is YesThat'sTheJoke, a site featuring pedants and other people who missed the joke... More »

28th, April Arsenal

Transfer balls: Arsenal offer Barcelona more than Chelsea for Pedro who plays for Inter

Transfer Balls: Is Barcelona's Pedro heading to Arsenal? The Daily Express says he is. It's an "exclusive".... More »

28th, April Sports

Bournemouth Balls: how much is Promotion to the Premier League worth?

The big questiosn occupying media minds is what promotion if worth. Only Bournemouth fans in the expesnsive seats will care about the money, of course. This is about glory. Still, what say the tabloids?... More »

28th, April marijuana 2

Marijuana: Jack's Amendment, Carly's Law and Mary Ann Coleman's fight for a drug that works

Would you give medial marijuana to your ill child if you thought it would help them? In Alabama, Mark Coleman wants to use marijuana to treat his 13-year-old daughter, Mary Ann Coleman. She has low-functioning autism.... More »

28th, April Arsenal

Clegg's Arsenal, Cameron's Aston Villa or Miliband's Leeds United: the General Election vote for football fans

David Cameron is the latest (but probably not the last) politician to learn that football, when used as a political football, can result in an own goal... More »

28th, April News

Lord Janner: When Frank Beck worked for MI6 and children were bathed like dogs

Lord Janner is still in the news. The Labour peer, who won't face the court for alleged child abuse because his dementia makes him unfit for trial, remains in the media's crosshairs... More »

27th, April Strange But True

Nothing says RIP than putting your dead lover's ashes inside a glass dildo

Good news, deadsters. You can carry on shagging after you've stopped breathing. Mark Sturkenboom's “21 grams memory box” has a box for the widow or widower in need of company... More »

27th, April News

Obituary of the day: Richard West's mysterious journey to Singapore

Richard West's obituary contains a truly brilliant anecdote... More »

27th, April Strange But True 1

Famer ordered to take take down his pornographic hay bales (photo)

Aussie farmer Bruce Cook has been threatened with “publishing pornographic images”. Will he remove the offended hay bales?... More »

27th, April Chelsea

Chelsea: Eden Hazard owes it all to toxic John Terry, the Premier League's best player

Chelsea captain John Terry is a great footballer. Saying that is hardly going out on a limb. He has been terrific for Chelsea... More »

27th, April News

Jim Wells' gay comments are none of the police's business

Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells has resigned? Why? Well, there was that comment her made, the one about gays and paedos... More »

27th, April Sports

If Floyd Mayweather Jr is your child's role model it's time to review your parenting

Floyd Mayweather Jr is a role model. Well, so says a voice on ESPN’s program Outside the Lines, which looked at the boxer ahead of his fight with Manny Pacquiao... More »

27th, April Strange But True

Mug Shot of the day: the Washington eyebrow lady

Mug Shot of the Day comes to us via Police in Washougal, Washington, who arrested 36-year-old Marsha Santoro... More »