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Why Spotify Allows Unlimited Free Music

THE music streaming service, Spotify, now allows unlimited free listening. This is seen as a great step forward: the company’s technology is getting better, they’re getting better at selling ads

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Posted: 16th, January 2014 | In: Money, Music, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Artist Diddo Makes Human Skull From Cocaine

DIDDO  has “aroused the curiosity of creators and tastemakers, receiving requests from the likes of Sasha Baron Cohen, Kanye West and Lady Gaga.” That’s what it says on his website.He ads that he “was born on the luckiest day since

Posted: 16th, January 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google To Team Up With RyanAir On A Flight Comparison Site

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THIS is a bit of a surprise really, given RyanAir’s long standing policy on being listed upon any of the flight comparison sites like Skyscanner. That they’re going to team up with Google in order to build a site that

Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Field Guide to 1970s Men’s Sweaters

WITH so many “important things” going on the world, why spend time looking at forty year old sweaters?  Simply put, the brain needs a break from the barrage of jarring images of a world on the brink.  A tour of

Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Sues Close Up Toothpaste After He Failed To Seduce Women

 

“WHERE is the Close Up effect? I’ve been waiting for it for over seven years,” says Anthony Olatunfe. He’s using Unilever Nigeria Limited for

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Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Signs That Knock-off Major Brands Hang in a Fake Shopping District in China

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AT the foot of the Shimao Skyscrapers in China’s Wuxi City, a fake shopping district has popped up featuring storefronts marked with signs that knock-off major international brands like Starbucks (now “SFFCCCKS”), H&M (now “H&N”), and Apple (now “Appla”).

Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Possyum, A Dog Food Made From New Zealand’s Marsupial Menace

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“Dogs love Possum”

 

In New Zealand, there is a big problem with an ever-growing population of small, cat-sized critters, the non-native possum. Now considered the island country’s public enemy #1, the beady-eyed brushtail possum was introduced in 1837 to

Posted: 14th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Letter Of The Day: The Financial Times Is Best For Keeping Champagne Cold

LETTER of the day: why did you read the Financial Times :

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Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Money, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Peculiar Fun for the Whole Family: 20 Odd and Interesting Board Games

THERE have been thousands of boxed games (board games and their ilk) published over the years. For your convenience, we’ve pulled together twenty of the most peculiar (in no particular order).  Don’t say you weren’t warned.

 

1. GAY MONOPOLY

Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, The Consumer | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fear of A Fat Planet: Billy Bunter Is Now An Enemy Of The State

FAT is bad. The top-down message is consistent. The Mail leads with news that Obesity is “worse than we first feared”.

 

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Whose afraid of a fat planet? As the BBC reported this year: “Obesity quadruples

You have already

Posted: 13th, January 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In 1933 Helen Keller Wrote This Open Letter To German Students Planning To Burn ‘Un-German’ Books

 

IN 1933, German students planned to burn “Un-German” books. Helen Keller wrote this open letter

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Posted: 12th, January 2014 | In: Books, Flashback | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Enid Blyton’s Least Popular Novel

ENID Blyton didn’t just write for children. She wrote this Famous Five pot-boiler about four felons and a devil

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Posted: 11th, January 2014 | In: Books, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Potato Ambassador Digs Up Bits Of Local Woman In Market Harborough, Leicestershire

TO the Farndon Fields Farm Shop, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, where staff have found a potato of interest. Marketing manager Nicola Stokes tells us: “Kevin the managing director brought it into the office  and everyone fell around laughing. He’d been

Posted: 11th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Max Clifford Mint Presents Princess Diana And Jade Goody Heirloom Figurine

CHERYL Cole has ago but role of “nation’s sweetheart”. But now thank to Max Clifford Solution, you can hark back to those halcyon days of Princess Diana and Jade Goody in “Together Forever”

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Posted: 11th, January 2014 | In: Celebrities, Royal Family, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For Sale: Teddington House With Two Dead Bodies

FOR sale:

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Believed to date from 1875 and one of only three buildings of Townscape Merit in Schoolhouse Lane, this building, along with no 23, was probably built as a Pub since it has an imposing pedimented

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Posted: 10th, January 2014 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ian V Starbucks: One Man’s Battle To Get His Name Spelled Right

My Name Is Ian And I Hate Starbucks

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Posted: 8th, January 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Highlights From The Book Witnessing Made Easy: How to Pass Out Tracts for Jesus

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JERRY Keever’s 1986 books Witnessing Made Easy: How to Pass Out Tracts for Jesus is a gem. This is passive aggressive preaching  from 1986 .

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Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: Books, Key Posts | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Combat Garden Gnomes: ‘The Finest Militarized Lawn Ornaments In The World’

LIKE all you survivalists, we want to carry the theme of armed resistance into the boarder zones, or gardens as civilians terms them. Helping us is Shawn Thorsson and his Combat Garden Gnomes, the

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Posted: 7th, January 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rosemary Conley Slimmers Of the Year 2014 Grow Feet

MELISSA Bridges, 23, a care home assistant from Tamworh Staffordshire, is Young Slimmer of the Year at the Rosemary Conley National Slimmer of the Year awards at the London

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12 Impressively Bizarre and Ridiculous Fitness Records

YEARS AGO in days of old when magic filled the air, people did their workouts at home by their turntable.  Generally, the needle bounced and scratched from all the flopping around.  Plus, record players were usually centrally located, which meant

Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Baker Sends Customer ‘Eat Sh*t’ Wedding Cake

“I HAVE no regrets at all about what I did. I feel she got what she deserved,” says Emma McDonald, of New Zealand’s Oh Cakes. “I don’t make cakes as a business. It is just a hobby and I’m taking

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Foodie Balls: Making Mushrooms With ‘Raindrops Tapping Me On The Collarbone And Hawks Screeching On The Updraft’

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HOW do you make Porcini Mushroom Soy Sauce? Well, food blogger Hunger A Thirst For Life. Who is he?

I’m a wandering weed lover, wordsmith, teacher, and worshipper at the altar of tasty treats.

Ready? Let’s forage:

I have a

Posted: 6th, January 2014 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0