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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 »

20th, April Key Posts

That's (not) Entertainment: how TV killed The Jam

This is an insidious invasion that has targeted our TV screens, and in particular the advertisements, ‘trails’ and promotional montages that seem to take up as much time as the programmes they punctuate... More »

19th, April News

Girl who sat on Jesus' lap in Heaven becomes Christian book star

Three years ago Annabel was playing with friends by her Texas home. She fell 30 feet inside a hollowed-out cottonwood tree. She survived. She said that while in the tree she had sat on Jesus's lap... More »

19th, April Chelsea

Chelsea And Liverpool's Mario Balotelli tops the twitter hate list

The research, carried out by anti-discrimination body Kick It Out, found that Chelsea were the most targeted club, with – surprise surprise – Mario Balotelli suffering more abuse than any other player... More »

19th, April The Consumer

Live slow die whenever: the sloth teabag is here

Do you like slow tea? Do you like your tea to seep in the manner of sloth sweat? foodiggity has created these sloth tea bags. .. More »

19th, April News 4

Hacking the memories of Greville Janner: the CPS shoots the messengers

The hunt for Westminster VIP paedophiles has focused in recent days on Lord Grenville Janner, who says he's innocent of allegations that he abused boys dating back to the 1960s. Janner, a Labour peer, and his accusers won't get their days in court because the good Lord has dementia and Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, says he won't be able to understand what's being put to him... More »

19th, April Celebrities

Watch 'ugly' TV's presenter Britt McHenry's CCTV take down

This week ESPN’s Britt McHenry learnt that only the famous get to appear on screen... More »

19th, April News

Londoners warned over naked bald man 'aggresively masturbating' at a bus stop

One or two words can make or break a news report. So. To the story of the man spotted at a bus top by London's Grove Park station. A woman has seen the man, described as white, late middle-aged and balding... More »

19th, April News

Epping Ongar Railway says schoolgirl porn film was an 'error of judgement'

"It was an error of judgement," says Dean Walton of the Epping Ongar Railway, Essex, a vintage railway on which riders can "experience the romance of travel in bygone times"... More »

18th, April marijuana 1

Shona Banda: Police rip child who argued school drugs policy from medical cannabis oil using mother

Shona Banda has a problem of location. Her Chrohn's disease can be legally treated with cannabis in Colorado, where she'd lived for some time. Shona uses cannabis oil. She says it helps. But in the State of Kansas, her current home, using cannabis makes her a criminal... More »

18th, April News

San Franciso Catholics want Pope Francis to be less Catholic

In an unprecedented move, more than 100 Catholic leaders in San Francisco have called on Pope Francis to remove the city’s archbishop over his “intolerant” views on abortion and gay marriage... More »

18th, April Politicians

Beyond parody: Barack Obama saves the plant by burning up the Everglades

Barack Obama is beyond parody: the US President is making sacrifices for the planet... More »

17th, April Strange But True

Wootton Bassett man accidentally sent girlfriend video of him having sex with their dog

David Buchanan, 34, of Royal Wootton Bassett, England, was watching porn at home. His mind wondered... More »

17th, April Strange But True

Japan's Megumi Igarashi arrested for making a boat in the shape of her vagina

Megumi Igarashi is in trouble for making a large scale “pussy boat” based on 3D scans of her own vulva... More »

17th, April News

Daily Mail Horror: Spring Gives You Cancer

Daily Mail Death Watch: a week of Daily Mail stories about getting ill and dying... More »

17th, April News

The Hunting of Lord Janner: Frank Beck, The Commons Address And Nazis

The story of Labour peer Lord Greville Janner of Braunstone, QC, features prominerly on the cover of the Times and Independent.... More »

17th, April News

Poli-Pix: Even the Daily Mirror only want to see the back of Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband Watch: Is the Labour Party leader a vote winner or a vote loser? The Daily Mirror seems to have answered that question.... More »

17th, April Strange But True

Man expecting birthday BJ gets unexpected waxing from pranking girlfriend

In the Czech Republic Erik Meldik is one half of the pranking ViralBrothers.... More »

17th, April Film

Watch The Premiere Of John Carpenter's Night Video

'Music to shiver by' might be the name of John Carpenter's album of Lost Themes. The man who thrilled us with his Halloween and these overlooked gems inspired directors Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst to put pictures to his tune Night.... More »

16th, April Politicians

Watch a year six pupil tell a Labour MP why he'd vote UKIP

So. Tristram Hunt, the shadow education secretary, was getting down with the cool kids at Howitt Primary School at Heanor, Derbyshire.... More »

16th, April Strange But True

Florida police fail to shoot dead living god having sex with a tree

To Florida, where Kenneth Crowder, 41, of Melbourne, is attempting to expand the Holy Tree-nity by having sex with a tree. Crowder is off his face of flakka, a form of bath salts.... More »

16th, April marijuana

Watch two teenagers teach you how to smoke marijuana in 1997

Want to see two teenagers teach us how to smoke marijuana in the 1990s? Well, you're in luck. ... More »

16th, April NSFW

See The Sturdy 18th Century Sex Toy They Found In An Ancient Polish Toilet

It turns out that sex wasn't invented when your loins first stirred over a copy of the Argos catalgoue.... More »

16th, April NSFW

Watch Sing When It Happens: The Japanese Karaoke Game Show Where You Get A Hand Job Whilst Singing

Japan has given us some of the world's weirdest games shows. But it's excelled itself with Sing What Happens, the show starring male contestants to sing karaoke whilst a presenter gives them a hand job.... More »