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From Leicester to Galashiels and North Pickenham, cannabis is the drug of choice

Would you hide a 1kg brick of cannabis in a place where it could go up in smoke in one huge hit? Two people in Leicester have bene arrested for … (read more)

Posted: 12th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Public Library receipt shows how much cheaper it is to borrow than buy books

Save the libraries. They’re one of the few place you can go and sit without needing to buying anything. And you can read the books, too. But not everyone appreciates … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Money, News | Comment


Raising a penguin without ‘assigned gender roles’

Did you know you a human being can raise a penguin living in the UK without “assigned gender roles? This is not a parody (I think):

Meanwhile…on the Island of … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment


Nine things American women were banned from doing in 1971

We’ve come a long way, baby. On Twitter @WPCelebratio compiled a list of nine everyday things American women were banned from doing in 1971 (via):

A woman couldn’t get a credit … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Exhibiting nature: artist plants 300 trees on a football pitch

Klauss Littman planted 300 trees on the pitch at Klagenfurt, Austria as part of his For Forest — The Unending Attraction of Nature.

Using 300 trees, some of which weigh up … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2019 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Islington bans sale of fur – Hackney furriers rejoice

Islington Council has banned the sale of fur products – jackets, coats, merkins. Leather remains on sale – as do animals as food. The council says the fur industry is … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2019 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


Dentist promises sedation – GPs doll out uppers

Where America leads, the UK follows. Look out, then,. for a dentist advertising sedation. Rob Beschizza saw a sign of the times:

Driving near Pittsburgh, PA, my wife Heather noticed this … (read more)

Posted: 10th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


The Pregnant Body in Japanese Woodcuts – 1800s

This Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of floating worlds”, takes inside a pregnant woman in mid-19th century Japan. There’s a lot going on in there.

Spotter: Illustrated Internal Bodily Functions in … (read more)

Posted: 9th, September 2019 | In: News | Comment


Legalised cannabis will give police less excuse to target black people

When cannabis is legalised in the UK, it will be, says one writer, “dominated by white men in suits”. Why would big co. marijuana be different from every other industry? … (read more)

Posted: 9th, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment


Former Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Jansen’s autobiography is a tale of anxiety, loss and love

In 2002, Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Jansen was on holiday in Rome. He could have been with England’s World Cup squad in Japan and South Korea. He’d narrowly missed out … (read more)

Posted: 7th, September 2019 | In: Books, Sports, The Consumer | Comment


Watch Sinead O’Connor perform ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ On Irish TV

This week, Sinead O’Connor performed Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ on Irish TV. She was spellbinding:

As a bonus, here’s the original version of Nothing Compares 2 U Prince wrote for … (read more)

Posted: 7th, September 2019 | In: Music, News | Comment


The Mystery of Picasso : time-lapse study of the great painter

The great Spanish painter Pablo Picasso’s process is revealed in this neat video. Filmed by Henri-Georges Clouzot with time-lapse photography, the video premiered in the 1956 documentary The Mystery of Picasso. … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2019 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Brexit madness: Labour and SNP unite to keep ‘tin-pot dictator’ in Number 10

So much for Boris Johnson’s being a “tin-pot dictator”, as Nicola Sturgeon First minister of Scotland, labelled him. The SNP, the party she leads in Scotland, has rejected his call … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2019 | In: News, Politicians | Comment


Designer makes pigeon shoes to attract birds

Japanese designer Kyoto Ohata attracts birds with her pigeon shoes. Ohata transforms her plain black pumps into wearable felt pigeons. She hopes birds will approach her to check out her pigeon feet as she … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2019 | In: Fashion, News, The Consumer | Comment


When Iggy Pop could have been a Neil Diamond impersonator

Iggy Pop, the electric punk musician who made Cole Porter growl, one-time member of The Prime Movers, thriller of high schoolers and Zanzibar nights might have been a Neil Diamond impersonator. … (read more)

Posted: 6th, September 2019 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comment


Discovering John Locke: ‘Reasons for tolerateing Papists equally with others’

A newly discovered manuscript by John Locke (29 August 1632 – 28 October 1704) -“Reasons for tolerateing Papists equally with others” (1667-8) – sheds more light on the great English … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2019 | In: News | Comment


John Glenn, Ham the Monkey and The Mercury 6 Story

The famous hand shake welcome. Ham the Chimpanzee is greeted by recovery ship Commander after his flight on the Mercury Redstone rocket, January 31, 1961

John Glenn became the first American … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2019 | In: News, Photojournalism, Technology | Comment


Banned: Dairylea ad is too dangerous for kids

Like most of you, I’ve got Tango-induced tinnitus. But I won’t be getting DailyLea eye because the advert in which a woman is hit in the face by the cheese … (read more)

Posted: 4th, September 2019 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment


The teen who did not go blind from eating crisps, chips and sausages

Hear about the boy “blinded by chips and sausages”? Or as the BBC’s headline puts it, a little more accurately: “Teenager ‘blind’ from living off crisps and chips.”

The tabloid’s headline … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, Tabloids | Comment


Alexis Sanchez has ‘no regrets’ at leaving Arsenal for £500,000-a-week at Manchester United

Funnily enough, Alexis Sanchez has not regrets about leaving Arsenal – wages: £100,000-a-week – for Manchester United – wages: £500,000-a-week.

“I’m very happy I went to Manchester United,” Sanchez tells … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, September 2019 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Arsenal boast youngest top-6 squad as Mkhitaryan leaves for Roma

More good news for Arsenal fans. Roma have signed the painfully ineffectual Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a season-long loan deal. The Italian club will pay all of the 30-year-old’s £200,00-a-week wages … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, September 2019 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment


Carl Beech’s lies earned him £22,000 – Mohammed Banares is short-changed

Carl Beech doesn’t have to pay back the £22,000 handed to him by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). He could feel a pang of guilt at his lies and … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, September 2019 | In: Key Posts, News | Comment