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13th, April Fashion

1936: Claud Butler Cycling Tweed Suits For Whitsun

ANYBODY else think cycling gear has gone downhill since this Claud Butler Whitsun “rigout” was advertised in 1936? More »

13th, April Celebrities

Twisting Our Mellons: Matthew Mellon And Current wife Nicole Hanley Mellon Are Out Of This World

TAMARA Mellon's ex-husband Matthew Mellon, 50, and his current wife Nicole Hanley Mellon, 36, are the subjects of a 'they-really-aren't-like-the-rest-of-us' feature in the New York Times.... More »

13th, April News

Newcastle United: Foolish Pardew Inspires Sunday Sun To Publish Epic Back Page

Because local newspapers matter... More »

13th, April News

Seattle Burger Shop Uses Bong Toking Jesus To Celebrate Cheap Easter Meat

"We're looking for people to be talking about our marketing. You talking about us on the air is the grand slam, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I honestly am not trying to offend you as a Christian." ... More »

13th, April News

Spanish Town Castrillo Matajudios 'Considers' Changing Name From 'Kill Jews'

Last month, Ramon Benavides, president of a local associations of hoteliers, told the news agency EFE: “When ‘killing Jews,’ it’s best to take it slow and keep track of how much you drink to avoid excesses and its consequences the next day.”.. More »

12th, April Sports

Hillsborough: Arsenal And Wigan Fans Remember The 96 At The FA Cup Semi-Final

AT today's FA Cup Semi Final between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium, 96 seats were left empty as a tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans that lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster of 1989. More »

12th, April Flashback 1

The Evinrude Fishing Saucer Concept Boat Of 1957

1950s Space Age technology... More »

12th, April The Consumer

Singapore Tourism Board's Promo Video Is A Big WTF?

Come and see 'where the world is heading'... More »

12th, April Sports 2

Leeds United Balls: Who Placed Secret Cameras In The Toilets And The Boardroom?

LEEDS United's shiny new owner Massimo Cellino is a thorough sort. Before moving in at Elland Road he ordered a security sweep of the club stadium, which turned up hidden recording devices in both the boardroom and the toilets... More »

12th, April News

Murderabilia: Nurse Wants £10,000 For Harold Shipman's Medical Examination Couch

PSST! Wannabe buy Dr Harold Shipman's old medical examination couch? He was Britain's most prolific serial killer, given 15 life sentences for the murders of as many as 215 patients... More »

12th, April Strange But True

Mug Shot Tattoo Tips: Hunt For Gun Theft Suspect

MUG SHOT of the day: Police in Maryland are looking for 30-year-old Antoine Petty, who is wanted in connection with the theft of a gun... More »

12th, April Film

I Was G-Man Jerry Cotton: When Hedy Lamarr Performed The First On-Screen Orgasm And Jane Powell Grew Up

SO. What does the music for a 1965 West German movie about a New York FBI agent sound like? That question to you, special agent Jerry Cotton, hero of Operation 100 Dollar Gang... More »

11th, April Strange But True

Oh Cod, Oh Cod: Angler Finds Sex Toy Inside Fish

BJOERN Frilund, 64, of Eidsbygda, Norway, was pleased to have landed a 13lb cod. When he gutted the fish, he found a large orange vibrator inside.... More »

11th, April Celebrities

Jimi Hendrix As A Baby With His Parents In The Early 1940s

IN 1941, Jimi Hendrix was born. Named Johnny Allen Hendrix, he was son to James Allen Ross Hendrix and Lucille Jeter... More »

11th, April Flashback

Ban the Bomb Movement Walks From Aldermaston To London: 1952-1963

The Ban The Bomb movement grew after the war. In 1960, tens of thousands of people marched from the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston, Berkshire, to Trafalgar Square. It was the largest demonstration London has seen this century. This was the third annual Easter march organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).... More »

11th, April Music

Kylie Ditches The Voice, Unsurprisingly

The show, which has completely failed to set the world on fire, mainly thanks to being somehow more cynical than The X Factor, thanks to it's slapped-on veneer of authenticity, has been plodding along with Tom Jones looking confused, being oddly adorable like someone made a human tamagotchi and then there's Ricky from Kaiser Chiefs who is what he is... More »

11th, April News

Jealous Parents Rage At Headteacher Taking Time Off To Get Married In Term Time

VINA Pankhania is the acting headteacher at Little Hill Primary, in Wigston, Leics. She's off on a four-week, unpaid trip to arrange her wedding. Vina will not be at school between April 28 and May 23... More »

11th, April Strange But True

The 'Wig and Penis' Pub In Cornwall Has Sign Removed

WHEN the waterworks in Truro, Cornwall, closed, the nearby Wig and Pen created a banner to remind the locals it was still open. The “Pen” and the “Is” are a little close together.... More »

11th, April Money

Hilary Benn Spent Enough For 720,479 Packets of Jammie Dodgers from Waitrose

I know that the right hon. Member has a particular interest in biscuits, so to help quantify this amount, his spending in his last year in office is equivalent today to buying 720,479 packets of Jammie Dodgers from Waitrose (albeit, with a free cup of coffee thrown in).’... More »

11th, April Money

Aaaaand the Bitcoin Bubble Is Deflating

I'VE been saying for some time now that Bitcoin is a bubble. And we're seeing the usual and classic bubble behaviour in its price too. It's down to just under $400 today: Bitcoin reached another milestone today, with the cryptocurrency falling below the $400 per-coin mark. Bitcoin sold for over $1,100 inside of the last 52 weeks.... More »

11th, April News

Andrew Bush Killing: Mayka Kukucova Is Always The 'Stunning Swimsuit Model'

HOW do you report on Mayka Kukucova the woman accused of murdering Andrew Bush at his home in Estepona, Spain?... More »

11th, April News 1

Keira Knightley Confesses An Addiction To Food

GARY Neville fan Keira Knightley was discussing her favourite places to eat in Hello! magazine. Knightley likes all sorts of food, stating: “I’m a real food addict.”... More »

11th, April Madeleine McCann

Chloe Campbell Is Australia's Madeleine McCann

MADELEINE McCann: The media has news of another Maddie... More »

11th, April Arsenal

Arsenal Balls: World Cup Striker Stickers Shocker

IS the Sun turning into Viz? ... More »

10th, April Flashback 5

Paleotechnology: A Curious Glimpse Into An 80s Computer Book

Suffice it to say, things have come a long way in just a short amount of time, and it’s a lot of fun to look back. So, let’s jump into Living With Computers by Patrick G. McKeown (1986)... More »