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Billionaire donates £200m to investigate ‘baloney’ and spread bad science

 

Mega-rich Henry Samueli, a fan of “integrative medicine” (homeopathy) has donated – get this – 200m to UC Irvine. “The human body is a very complex and highly interconnected system. Therefore … (read more)

Posted: 27th, September 2017 | In: Money, News | Comment


Arsenal balls: Manchester United park the bus and Chelsea never lose

Arsenal are on the up. With four wins and one draw from their past five games, and with just one goal conceded in that period, Arsene Wenger’s team have recovered … (read more)

Posted: 26th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, News, Tabloids | Comment


Police use story of climbers stuck on Scafell Pike to attack cannabis users

 

Four walkers from Manchester got stuck on England’s highest mountain last weekend because they were too goofed to walk back down, says the Guardian. Stoned on the Scafell Pike’s 3,210-foot … (read more)

Posted: 26th, September 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Jesus gets his cross stuck in the ceiling (video)

In which Jesus is out-foxed by a false ceiling:

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Posted: 26th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Lavinia Woodward’s mitigating factors: she’s not black, male and poor

Lavinia Woodward, 24, has been in court for assaulting her boyfriend – she stabbed him in the leg with a bread knife after throwing a laptop, a glass and a … (read more)

Posted: 26th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Bias balls: Arenal mistime a tackle as West Bromwich Albion howl for a penalty

Media bias: a look at biased football reporting. Last night Arsenal beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in the Premier League. Tired at 0-0, Arsenal Shkodran Mustafi appeared to bring down … (read more)

Posted: 26th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports | Comment


A ‘very disgusting bodily fluid’ was found in soap dispensers

I once worked a biscuit factory. After an hour in the job, I swore never to eat that brand of biscuit again. Whenever I now see someone eating one, I … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Instant karma for window-smashing hooligan (warning: graphic)

\Not too sure that’s how karma worked. But still, ouch! … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Poppy monoculture: a draconian silence falls over Wembley

Without any hint of irony the Daily Telegraph hears that England – the national football side rebranded ‘The Three Lions’ – are allowed to wear pictures of poppies on their … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Key Posts, News, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


#taketheknee: Donald Trump gets a bigger hand on Twitter

Donald Trump has big hands. Bigly hands. Huge hands.

Your hand. It’s…photoshopped? Jesus, Donny. pic.twitter.com/2UlF5mSlmn— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 25, 2017

I don't think it is photoshop…that is his hand….Look pic.twitter.com/HegbYZqUnI— … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Kim Jong-Un fills his trousers

 

 

Spotter: @MrKenShabby … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Monkey hipster has a shave (video)

 

Spotter: YouTube … (read more)

Posted: 24th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Leland Melvin writes and Roseanne Barr flees as Donald Trump reviews NFL games for poor anthem singing

Donald Trump wants sportsmen to stand up straight and give full throat to the US National Anthem. Trump’s directive is not an attempt to best Kim Jong-un in the battle … (read more)

Posted: 24th, September 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Arsenal balls: Sanchez leaves Higuain and joins Manchester United

Hard luck on Arsenal fans: Alexis Sanchez is on his way to Manchester United. The Sun has the scoop, leading with the “TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE”.

 

 

No word on whence the story emerged. … (read more)

Posted: 24th, September 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, Sports, Tabloids | Comment


Punching fascists and other hate crimes: why Astro Labe ‘attacked’ tony Abbott

Astro Labe has been charged with assault for an alleged attack on Australian MP Tony Abbott.  Labe, a 38-year-old bartender and barista, tells Adelaide Now why he did it. Was it … (read more)

Posted: 24th, September 2017 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Violent Australian bigots have the say on same‑sex marriage

In Australia a debate over gay marriage has turned nasty. Australia’s 16m registered voters are answering a question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” We’ll … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Politicians | Comment


Manchester United balls: what Maja Nilsson didn’t say about executive boxes

Seats are pricey at Manchester United. Even a footballer on astronomical wages is upset at the cost of watching the Red Devils. The Daily Mirror says Victor Lindelof’s fiancee “blasts” Man … (read more)

Posted: 21st, September 2017 | In: Back pages, manchester united, News, Sports | Comment


Donald Trump discovers ‘Nambia’ where Namibia used to be

Donald Trump is in Africa. He’s meeting with the leading of ‘Nambia’.

Presidential? Very. In Nambia, do they speak Austrian?

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Posted: 21st, September 2017 | In: Politicians | Comment


Ekaterina Lisina has the wold’s longest legs

“So excited when I got this title,” says former jockey basketball player Ekaterina Lisina, 29. The Russian is the woman with the world’s longest Legs – 52 inches long (each!).

“What is good … (read more)

Posted: 21st, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Nestlé does not pay nothing for bottling water

You mugs drinking water for ‘hydration’ deserve all you can get. Fruit and vegetable juice are the drink of choice for the health conscious, especially when they’re rebranded as cider, … (read more)

Posted: 21st, September 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Liverpool regrets: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain plays and Arsenal fans laugh

Don’t panic, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Arsenal player who left the club for Liverpool in a £40m transfer. Four matches into his rosy-fingered dawn and ‘The Ox’ has yet to be … (read more)

Posted: 20th, September 2017 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, News, Sports | Comment


Owen Jones meets Alistair Campbell is beyond parody

When the Guardian’s Owen Jones interviews Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell is was golden.

 
Agree with him or not, @campbellclaret deserves better than being condescended to by this adolescent … (read more)

Posted: 20th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment


Did you spot the huge penis in a Netflix children’s cartoon? Here it is

 

For those of you who missed it, this is the huge penis drawing that featured on a Netflix show Maya the Bee. The Mirror hears from the parent who spotted it and … (read more)

Posted: 20th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Antifa bigots are even worse than the neo-Nazi they beat up in Seattle

Prince Harry got lucky. Moreover, Sid Vicious, Keith Moon, Brian Jones, Siouxie Sioux, Ron Asheton, Peter Rabbit, TV baker Paul Hollywood and Paul Dutton, 48, who was ejected from his local … (read more)

Posted: 20th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News | Comments (3)


Tomb Raider: Alicia Vikander seen without Photoshop for first time

 

It’s pretty well known that Swedish dancer an actor Alicia Vikander is part giraffe. In her previous jobs the professional liars (surely ‘Photoshop artistes’? – ed) shorten Vikaner’s neck so as … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment