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8th, March Flashback

Fighting Malaria In World War To - A Photo Story

Including experiments on the the disabled and prison inmates... More »

8th, March News

LSD Reduces Anxiety In Terminally Ill Patients

THE Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease presents Peter Gasser's work with LSD. The paper, called Safety and Efficacy of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-Assisted Psychotherapy for Anxiety Associated With Life-threatening Diseases, and researchers concluded that when terminally ill patient were tested with the drugs their anxiety"went down and stayed down"... More »

8th, March Arsenal

Arsenal Win The FA Cup For The First Time: Photos From April 26 1930 (WIth Bonus Cup Final Record)

ON April 26, 1930, Arsenal beat Huddersfield Town at Wembley Stadium. Arsenal won 2–0, with goals from Alex James and Jack Lambert. Arsenal had won their first FA Cup after a defeat in their FA Cup final debut in 1927... More »

8th, March News

Today Is When Every Oppressed Male Asks Power 'When's International Men's Day?'

TODAY is International Woman's Day. What's that , you say. 'When's International Men's Day?' A swift search of the web revels that it's on November 19... More »

8th, March Strange But True

Lack Of Working Pens Triggers Crime Spree At Irish Police Station

FEW below middle-age cannot understand the irritation of not being able to find a working pen. The youth have iPads and creepy Google goggles to record the everyday, but for many nothing best the pen when you need to sign a name of jot something down quickly... More »

8th, March Strange But True

Man Who Swallowed Whistle 15 Years Ago Finally Stops Playing That Tune

GOD fear the whistleblower, China's Liu Yougang, 23, who swallowed a plastic whistle when he was 9-years-old. For 14 years, whenever he slept, his breathing would create a whistling sound... More »

8th, March News

Lydia The Flying Great White Shark Puts Cornwall On Summer Alert

THE DAILY Star has chilling news: Lydia is coming to the UK. Lock up your flippers and stick a plug in the sink. The tabloids works in cycles... More »

8th, March Lily Allen

Lily Allen: Not Keen On Feminists

"Feminism. I hate that word because it shouldn't even be a thing anymore," she said. "We're all equal, everyone is equal. Why is there even a conversation about feminism? What's the man version of feminism? There isn't even a word for it. Menanism. Male-ism. It doesn't exist.".. More »

7th, March Gifs

How Things Are Made In 11 Lovely Gifs

THESE are 11 wonderful gifs show us how things are made... More »

7th, March Flashback

1978 Letter About Vermin In Jimmy Carter's White House

One trapped mouse found on the West Wing... More »

7th, March Celebrities 1

That Moment When Kurt Cobain Met Courtney Love

Already infamous in Portland, Love was holding court in a booth when she saw Kurt walk by a few minutes before his band was set to appear onstage. Courtney was wearing a red polka-dot dress. "You look like Dave Pirner," she said to him... More »

7th, March Sports 1

Spurs Fans Free To Sing 'Yid Army' After Tottenham Three Case Thrown Out

Sing what we want to... More »

7th, March Celebrities

Sharon Stone Takes Just One Bottle To The Shower

SHARON Stone wants us to know: “There was a point in my forties when I went into the bathroom with a bottle of wine, locked the door and said, ‘I’m not coming out until I can totally accept the way I look right now.’ ” Sharon takes one bottle into the shower... You might need several. They really aren't like the rest of us... More »

7th, March Flashback 2

March 1978: 18 Classic Photos I Found

Back when hair was long, costumers were loud and men were angry... More »

7th, March Money

Old Man Who Hired Escort Surprised To See Son's Girlfriend Arrive

An elderly Italian man got a rather unwelcome surprise when he ordered an escort – and his son’s girlfriend turned up... More »

7th, March Film

Stills From How We Used To Live

How we used to live... More »

7th, March Arsenal

Sky Sports Presenter Calls Arsenal's Per Mertesacker A 'Big F***ing German'

A chant is born... More »

7th, March Arsenal

Arsenal Balls: Theo Walcott Eats, Shoots And Leaves

Eats, shoots and leaves.... More »

7th, March Celebrities 3

Victoria Beckham Is Looking For Her Chest

Victoria Beckham Is Looking For Her Chest: CELEBRITY Quote of the week came form the mouth of Victoria Beckham who was talking about her surgically enhanced breasts: "I don’t have them anymore. I think I may have purchased them." Next week, Vicky uses both hands to find her arse*.... * Clue: It's in David's sock drawer... More »

7th, March Strange But True 1

These Children in 'Country Interiors' Magazine Are Called Perpetua, Clarendon and Helvetica

Those other parents.... More »

7th, March News

Getting To Know Stepan Bandera And What He Means For Ukraine's Fight With Russia

ARE you familiar with the name Stepan Bandera? He was the Ukrainian Insurgent Army leader Stepan Bandera who fought against both Nazis and Red Army soldiers during World War II in a bid to create an independent Ukraine. On October 15, 1959, he died. He'd been poisoned on a Munich street by the KGB.... More »

7th, March Strange But True

Man Carrying Adult Nappy And Can Of Skol Attempting Coitus With Cow And Sheep By Tottenham Hotspur Training Ground Evades Jail

"THIS is a case which as far as I am concerned is unique," Judge Patrick James Patrick told Paul Lovell at Wood Green Crown Court. He tells the jurors to stop giggling. .. More »

7th, March In Pictures

War Drags You Out: World Leaders And Dictators As Drag Queens

SAINT Hoax has created these gifs of leaders as drag queen. Called War Drags You Out, we see the likes of George W. Bush, Vladamir Putin, and Osama Bin Laden getting gussied up... More »

7th, March Flashback 3

11 Gastro Abominations From The Mid 20th Century

THE mid-century palette was vastly different than it is today. Much of what we find advertised in vintage cookbooks and magazines seems nauseating by today’s standards. I’m sure the same will be true of our current tastes when viewed fifty years from now. This gastronomic sea change certainly makes for an interesting browse through recipes and food adverts from yesteryear. Here are a few exceptionally foul examples... More »

7th, March Sports

Chelsea Balls: Jose Mourinho Fails To Add Up To Manchester City

THE wisdom of Chelsea's chatty manager Jose Mourinho.. More »