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How to open a wheel of Parmesan cheese (Video)

 

You can crack open a wheel of Parmesan-style Trentingrana cheese inside 7 minutes.  Carlo Guffanti  stars in this how-to do it video guide  us

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Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How not to handle a tank slapper motorbike crash – but survive (with added Peppa Pig)

 

 

Youtuber Erica Hoff shares  this video  of a motorcyclist having a very bad day.

This guy merged onto the I-80E (Sacramento, CA) on his motorcycle as we were driving in the fast lane. As he merged, his bike

Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stasi Training Video: how to search and apartment in the GDR (1984)

In 1984, East Germany’s Stasi (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS) produced this video used to train operatives in how to conduct a secret flat search without being detected.

Parents looking

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Posted: 3rd, July 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Czech nuclear power plant auditions bikini-clad students for internship

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The search for Miss Nuclear Power Plant has reached the swimwear section at the Czech Republic’s nuclear facility in Temelin. The winner will secure a two-week internship at the site. All 10 contestants are given a hard hat

Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The NRA vows to fight a coming US civil war with a ‘clenched fist’

The NRA will fight the domestic US enemy with a “clenched fist” . And a gun. Lots of guns:

 

 

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Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dog steals the show at outdoor orchestra performance in Turkey

To Ephesus, Turkey, where the orchestra is playing among the ancient Greek ruins when a dog gatecrashes the

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Posted: 30th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vermont maple syrups takes like urine? The advert says it does

Vermont maple syrup takes of…

 

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Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Carp escapes fishermen by crawling on land

 

The carp will be the talk of everyone back at base. “You should see the size of the one I got away from,” he’ll boast. Unlike the ergonomic, rhythmic fish, the one the carp got away from was lumpen

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coins and the superstitious to be added to banned items on planes

Add coins to the list of items banned on aircraft. And you can add the superstitious, too. Because a woman boarding a China Southern Airlines Flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou thought it good luck to toss nine coins into the

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenagers put glasses on museum’s floor and people thought it was art

When we saw Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photography being passed off as a talent for anything other than parody, we recalled another example of meaningless nonsense being passed off as art. In 2016, two pranksters placed a pair of spectacles on

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kurdish YPJ Sniper almost hit by ISIS Sniper inside Raqqa. She just laughs it off.

Kurdish YPJ Sniper almost hit by ISIS Sniper inside Raqqa. She just laughs it off.

 

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Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeremy Corbyn: the tot Trots named Corbyn

Would you call your child ‘Corbyn’? The Daily Star says you might if you drink enough scrumpy cider with your magic mushrooms.

The paper says parents are “flocking” to name their “tots” after the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn. No, not

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Politicians, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Children’s cigarette dummies are smoking’s new taboo

Richard Littler‏ spots this warning on cigaret packets in Germany. He tweets: “My powers of judgement are totally shot. From this image, I can’t tell if smoking is a good or bad thing.”

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Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


American life: the most popular pastime when your old is being alone

According to Dan Kopf’s study Who Americans spend their time with ‘, the sixth most popular pastime for Americans is being alone. Of course, being alone might be enforced, something formed by circumstance rather than choice.

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Posted: 26th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This is why we hate the word ‘moist’

Words I do like and words I don’t like are many. I like “twat”, “spoon”, “bingo”, “slash”, “bins” (when referring to spectacles) and “pastry”. I don’t like “schedule” when it’s pronounced with the hard Americanised ‘k’, “cockwomble” and “moist”. On 

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poop doping: one woman’s DIY faecal transplant and how turd implants can improve performance

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How full of the brown stuff are you?  One cyclist is into poop doping. What’s that, then?

The madwoman behind “poop doping” is Lauren Petersen, a postdoctoral microbiologist at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. Petersen has been racing

Posted: 25th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


All aboard the Betty Bus where boys are looking at a sad girl on her period

The Betty Bus aims at “encouraging open and honest conversations about periods with girls and boys aged 8-12”. What will the boys learn about periods? Well, here’s a picture of boys looking at a sad girl on her period. Pity

Posted: 23rd, June 2017 | In: Google News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Someone stole the amputated toe from the Sourtoe cocktail

Amateur drinkers drink cocktails. They’re the Happy Hour dross fuel, the drinks the witless and bovine sup at moments of enforced joviality and acute self doubt. At Dawson City’s Downtown Hotel, Yukon, Canada,  the cocktail of choice is Sourtoe Cocktail

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Google News, Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chicago says: ‘Ohio will be eliminated’

The Chicago Transit Authority has issued a threat: “Ohio will be eliminated”

 

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Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


North Korea wakes its citizens with this eerie alarm call

Cock your ear towards Pyongyang, and in the morning you can hear the city’s PA systems waking citizens up to another rosy-fingered dawn. The North

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Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Music, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


‘May Your City Be Overrun By Trees’: man gets revenge on mayor who cut down his 30-year-old tree

To Redondo Beach, California, where a man lamenting the city’s destruction of his 30-year-old pepper tree has exacted revenge.

 

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Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Advert for man looking for a wife in 1865 sets pulses racing

In 1865 an 18-year-old man from Aroostook County, Maine, was looking for a wife. It was the “Chance for a spinster” to gain a husband. He had a “good set of teeth”. His “potatoes are bully”. He “believes in Andy

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shopper uses great keepy-uppy skills at the supermarket

To Brazil, where a local man is demonstrating how to shop with style. Forget the 5p bag and go

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Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


80 years of New York city side by side in this neat video

The New Yorker  has created this neat video of showing how New York City has changed from 1930s until today.

 

 

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Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0