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Last call: What's happened to London's nightlife? -

Why is the exposure of Elena Ferrante causing such outrage? -


Abandoned fire station basement in Dudley rediscovered -

Germany Reunified 26 Years Ago But Some Divisions Are Still Strong -


The Psychology of Victim-Blaming -

An ex-FBI interrogator's tips on handling debate lies -

The Real Life Monopoly Board -

Why can some people study as they listen to music, while others can't? - Video not text

WTF Secret Lives Your Favorite Celebs Keep Under The Radar -

Liverpool FC's first black player Howard Gayle wants MBEs changed -

Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'wants right to assisted death' -

Is magic's glass ceiling vanishing? -


Compassion fatigue and the optician of Lampedusa -

How Sweden became an exporter of jihad -


Molecular Machinery: the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry -


Women's Sport Week 2016: Laura Kenny on equality, hair and Elton John -

Women's Sport Week 2016: Hannah Cockroft on Paralympic prize money -


Tyson Fury: Barry McGuigan calls for new mental health fund for boxers - In which Barry McGuigan is right, as usual.


Kosovo footballers to make home debut - in Albania -


How the street light has been given a hi-tech makeover -
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The Real Cost of Fast Fashion -

Ford and other firms to miss Paris Motor Show -


Young women at 'highest mental health risk' -


World War Two spy's row with wife 'almost ruined D-Day' -


The reality of life as a disabled clubber -

US presidents can have everything - except the car keys -

A world without Down's syndrome? -

What's it like to be the child of a survivor? -

Teesside's last blast furnace closure made men cry - what happened next? -

Journalist Noor Tagouri to become first Muslim to appear in Playboy with a hijab -

Eight times Terry Wogan made us cry with laughter -

Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan -

Counterfeit drugs: 'People are dying every day' -


Colombia Farc ceasefire: The man who photographed a little-pictured war -

California ends statute of limitations for rape over Cosby case -

Thai women take dip in the road in pothole protest -

Syria war: The toy smuggler bringing bags of joy to children -

Will and Kate's Canada tour highlights First Nations fury -

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu -

South Asia's 'disposable women' -


The transgender Republican trying to change her party -


Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list -

First 'three person baby' born using new method -



Arsene Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal: An imperfect love story -

Arsene Wenger's 20 years at Arsenal: How will he be judged? -


Arnold Palmer: How golfer defined sports marketing -


Customers 'bewildered and fearful' about use of their data -
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He was murdered 1,400 years ago -


Around the World in Pancakes -


Laws and Original Order -

We've been using the Gregorian calendar for 434 years. It’s still bizarre. -

Where are the blue plaques for black and Asian people? -

Blundeston Prison: Inside Reggie Kray's old prison cell -


Maltese Phrases You Just Can't Translate
- At least in part because I love the sub-title 'Well, you can... but you'll sound crazy.'


Life on the road as a female lorry driver -

M6/A38: Why so many road works into Birmingham? -

The MI5 spy who saved children from a UK bomb attack -

Operation Julie: How I infiltrated a drugs gang -


More Wealth, More Jobs, but Not for Everyone: What Fuels the Backlash on Trade -


The leap second: why 2016 will be exactly one second longer than expected -

How We'll Tackle Diseases That Are Becoming Untreatable -


What You Don't Know About Being a GM -

The NFL Is Losing to English Football in the Export Game -

Figuring out fatigue: A tired brain can hinder performance as much as a tired muscle -


Mercedes to enter Formula E in 2018 - This is big news.


McKenzie: The real story of how Corsi got its name -


These unlucky people have names that break computers - Not so much her name, but my Mum once caused problems because her father's DOB was 1909 and the pulldown box at her job's HR system only went back to 1920. It was hilarious.
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The performers proving age is no barrier to the stage -

Data Visualisation:


Maps and Data Visualisations with R -

Film Industry:

Hollywood trans roles under fire - again -

Food and Drink:

The fishy ingredient in beer that bothers vegetarians -


Documents 'shed light' on Scotswoman killed at Auschwitz -


Want to age well - how about never retiring? -

The north/south weather divide on hottest day of year -

The strange story of a seized Hanjin ship and its lonely crew -

Can India really halve its road deaths? -



Football's biggest prize returns - but all its flaws are on show -


Rio Paralympics 2016: Alex Zanardi wins gold on eve of 15-year crash anniversary -


Tank at 100: Baptism of fire, fear and blood -


Race play's 'universal' message -
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The Custodian of Forgotten Books -


Silicon Valley Brits: 'We had to leave the UK behind' -


The night the clubs fell silent (for a minute) -


St John's Wort 'stops emergency contraceptive pill working' -


Broadside ballads: When the news was spread through song -

The pilot who stole a secret Soviet fighter jet -


Solitude, Space Junk and Sea Monsters: the Eerieness of Point Nemo -

The rare Afghan deer that survived wars -

The Free-Time Paradox in America -

Why Do Tourists Visit Ancient Ruins Everywhere Except the United States? - Title should be 'why do American Tourists visit ancient ruins everywhere except the United States?'

The Painstaking, Secretive Process Of Designing New Money -

Why Luck Plays a Big Role in Making You Rich -

The village building homes for young families -

Why Americans don't take sick days -


Larry Kane: The reluctant Beatles fan -


5 Ways Losing The Presidency Sucks Even More Than You Think -


Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created -

University study will examine long-term health of rugby players -

Grasshoppers - the new sushi? -


How do you charge your phone when the sun doesn't shine? -
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A United Kingdom: The interracial marriage that made front page news -

The man stuffed and displayed like a wild animal -


Jackie Chan Hasn't Seen His Original Stunt Team In Decades. Then Realizes They're All Standing Behind Him -

Why is the US 'tampon tax' so hated? - Ever get the feeling the headline was written by a man? There is trying to remain impartial and then there's this.

World's oldest man, Yisrael Kristal, 113, to hold bar mitzvah -


These are the last 10 tracks Carl Cox played at his Space residency in Ibiza -

Skepta: Seven things you should know about the 2016 Mercury Prize winner -


Is India in the throes of a fever outbreak? -


Rachel Atherton: 'I don't need an Olympic medal' -

A fresh chance to banish the curse of Mayo - Of course they lost, because they are Mayo.


Head injuries: Football's continuing failure highlighted yet again by treatment of Anthony Martial -

Naismith earns Goodison cheers despite helping sink Everton -


Rio Olympics 2016: How last-second gold changed taekwondo fighter's life -


Gold medallist welcomed back from Rio – with gold wheelie bin -

Rio 2016: The people who fix broken legs at the Paralympics -

Rugby League:

Women's Rugby League World Cup to be held alongside men's -

Leigh Centurions: Journey from despair to Super League delight -

Rugby Union:

Saved from the dark side: how Hong Kong’s rugby ‘Pigs’ are giving Philippine street kids a chance -


German Masters: Anthony Hamilton beats Ali Carter to win first title - Yay! and Finally!


My grandfather Roald Dahl, the magician -
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Award Ceremonies:

Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar - I suspect I may have shared this before.


Slum photographs spark charity appeal -

Oscar Wilde love letter celebrated 'behind bars' -

What Al Capone can teach India about prohibition -

Mary Rose shipwreck skulls go online in 3D -


Single mum drags up for 'Donuts with Dad' - 1 - this Mum is awesome. 2 - why is it always 'x with Dad' events. It's like once again, father's get cookies for just doing the basics.

Downton's effect on the political mood -

Dying mum's letter found in book in second-hand bookshop - Update: letter's intended recipient found.

Marvel, Jack Kirby, and the Comic-Book Artist’s Plight -


What Is Aleppo? This Is Aleppo -

Workers must not pay the price of Brexit, says TUC -

Mapuche community in Argentina fights fracking site -


Why We Still Don’t Have Better Batteries -


The Old Firm rivalry opens new chapter -

USA star Megan Rapinoe kneels during national anthem to support Colin Kaepernick -

Football tackles conflict on the front lines -

FA Cup: Rio Ferdinand's body double & the ex-Man City player looking to spend £500 -

Formula 1:

Felipe Massa: the closing of an F1 career that has experienced ecstasy and agony - Obviously from before the un-retirement

Ice hockey:

Lightning's J.T. Brown speaks out on life 'as a black athlete in the NHL' -


Rio Paralympics 2016: GB stars hoping to shine on the big stage -

Rio Paralympics 2016: Lee Pearson to be Great Britain flagbearer -

Rio Paralympics 2016: 'It's not about how full the stadiums are' -

Rio Paralympics 2016: Ex-Liverpool junior Sean Highdale is heading to Rio -

Rugby League:

Batley Bulldogs fan banned over Keegan Hirst tweets - You'll notice that it's a life time ban because rugby league does not tolerate this.


In pictures: The Prisoner at 50 - Just ignore some of the text. I'm not sure the unnamed writer has ever watched the show.
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Oh, you thought I was joking about the number of links ;)

Data visualisation:

A Compendium of Clean Graphs in R - Really useful R graph examples.

Food and Drink:

Sneaking a taste of North Korea's finest beer -


Grunwick dispute: What did the 'strikers in saris' achieve? -

Law and Order:

The terror of young offender institutions -


The cartoonist called the 'Walt Disney of Brazil' -

The man who squeezes muscles - Okay, so conflict of interest warning, St. Helens is one of the towns where Purple Aki used to do his muscle squeezing. I also can't help but think that if some weirdo was going round squeezing girls's muscles, the article about him would be less sympathetic.

What we know about Ri Chun-hee, the most famous woman in North Korea -

Grammars debate trumps expert consensus -


7/7 bomber's former brother-in-law: 'There were no signs' -


Ail to the chief: A history of US presidential bad health -

How Hillary Clinton can get that ‘presidential look’ - From before the US election. Glorious satire.


Paolo Macchiarini: A surgeon’s downfall -

Science Fiction:

What if Star Trek Had Never Existed? -

Amy Adams takes control in Arrival movie -


Get Inspired: Great North Run and six inspirational stories -


Sylvia Gore: England women's first goalscorer dies aged 71 -


Rio Paralympics 2016: Kadeena Cox aims to inspire black athletes -

Rio Paralympics: 50-year-old Kazakh woman sets new swimming record -


Cybathlon: World's first 'bionic Olympics' gears up -

The ultra-Orthodox Jews combining tech and the Torah -


Jun. 11th, 2017 04:21 pm
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What are the smuttiest ships? -


Pedro Almodovar: Why there was no room for comedy in my new film -

The best 100 films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics around the world - Let the arguing begin, although the list is reasonable.


Third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis' -


Centenary of 'Spitfires of the Seas' -

Joan of Arc’s Ring: A Question of Possession and Cultural Patrimony -

Pocket Guide to Northern Ireland -


REVERSE VOXSPLAINING: DRUGS VS. CHAIRS - More specifically, patent law

Law and Order:

Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds -

Cooking with ramen: Prisoners get creative -

Two articles based on the same report.


What parents really mean to say about exam results -

Parents 'struggle' to find holiday care for learning disabled children -

Go-getters in the ghettos: The bright side of France's migrant suburbs -

What US counties are named after -

'London is most educated city in Europe' -


The social housing tenants miles from home -

America’s elections are less swingy

Lopsided electoral-college margins now appear to be a thing of the past - (From before the last US elections)


The woman who discovered India's first HIV cases -

United States Just Placed Bumblebees on Endangered Species List for First Time -

Read These Before You Write That Op-Ed - About drug pricing

Could mouthwash combat gonorrhoea? -


Rio Paralympics: Two refugee Para-athletes named for Rio Paralympics -

The Olympic Games 2016 by Tom Jenkins -


Leicester fans light up stadium as floodlights fail in savage storm -

How hooligans exposed the ugly rift in Croatian football -

Celtic: Callum McGregor eager to learn Champions League opponents - Sorry, I am a sucker from ballboy to first team stories.

Wycombe Wanderers' Matt Bloomfield: 'I knocked the ref's front teeth out' - On the occasion of Bloomfield's 400 (!!!) game for Wycombe.

Rugby League:

Challenge Cup final: Warrington captain Chris Hill on plumbing and Wembley -


Innovators vs Exploiters: Drug Pricing And The Future Of Pharma -

The tech helping disabled people dance, run and compete -

The Australian town that wants to get off the grid -


Nov. 14th, 2014 05:51 pm
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The blind sculptor who thinks everyone should touch art -


Government to 'retire' some of its WW1 debt -

The interesting bit to me comes later on in the story "The continued existence of the war bond debt illustrates the lasting shadow cast by World War One. According to the UK Treasury there are currently 11,200 registered holders of the bonds. Winston Churchill first issued “4% Consols” in 1927 when he was Chancellor partly to refinance bonds from the First World War. In addition to the war bonds, some of the debt being refinanced by the Treasury dates back to the 18th Century. One of these bonds was issued by William Gladstone in 1853 to consolidate the capital stock of the South Sea Company, which was founded in 1711. The South Sea Company collapsed during the South Sea Bubble financial crisis of 1720, leaving behind it a lot of debt."

Windscale Piles: Cockcroft's Follies avoided nuclear disaster -


This 81-Year-Old Wrote a Dictionary to Save Her Tribe’s Dying Language - Just ignore the editorialising about the death of English because, horror of horrors, new neologisms are entering the language.

Law and Order:

How Louisiana Became The World's 'Prison Capital' -


Meet the metal detectorists saving marriages - Other people are apparently as bad as I am for losing jewellery. Their's is just more important ;)

The Adventures of the World's Greatest Counterfeiter - Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket - Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

How Different Groups Spend Their Day - The results of the American Time Use survey 2008. Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

Five Ways to Lie with Charts -

What lies beneath London? - From deep-level air raid shelters to the colossal Crossrail construction, beneath London lies a labyrinth of tunnels. BBC News delved underground to visit some of the capital's rarely seen subterranean spots.

Watch a Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From a Spinning Block of Wood -

Baroness Trumpington profile: From Lloyd George to the Lords - She has worked at Bletchley Park, served as a headmaster's wife, mayor of Cambridge, a government whip and as a health minister. Besides this, she famously flicked a V-sign to her colleague Tom King during a Lords debate.

Who The Hell Keeps Calling Me? - Or the gamergate idiots can't even dox the right people. Via [ profile] nwhyte.


Geneticists tap human knockouts - - Sequenced genomes reveal mutations that disable single genes and can point to new drugs. Although part of me wants to agree with the commenter on inthepipeline who pointed out that these aren't knockout mutations.

Ebola crisis: A village fights back in Sierra Leone - Or, yet more evidence that local knowledge is vital.

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch - A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.


Two football/free speech articles:

FA made £350,000 from Twitter fines in just three years -

Pornhub sponsored team banned from football league -


Rayo Vallecano fans produce brilliant, Simpsons-themed protest banners - Or, the Rayo Vallecano fans would like for their matches to not always be the Monday night match.

Formula 1:

Formula 1: Where does all the money go? - Really interesting if you've got even a passing interest in F1, and it explains why the gap between the big teams and the rest never seems to get any smaller. (And when it does, it's because Ferrari have stuffed up, again. Why can you not hire engineers as good as your lawyers, Ferrari?)

Caterham & Marussia struggles highlight need for cost-cutting - FIA - We've been saying this for years.

BBC pundit slams ‘disgraceful’ and 'unfair' Formula One -


Oct. 31st, 2014 12:37 pm
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Awesome people:

Pakistan's 'miracle' doctor inspired by NHS -


'Sweeping change' narrows gender gap -


Why are so few WW1 heroines remembered? -

French World War One bedroom of soldier who never returned -


Escaping Boko Haram: How three Nigeria girls found safety -

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed -

Your life on earth - How you and the world have changed since you were born. -

Old Masters at the Top of Their Game -

Infographics Lie. Here's How To Spot The B.S. -

The Most Expensive Typo in Legislative History -


I spoke with ninety members of the House and Senate about what's gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional. - via [ profile] nwhyte


Uranium - The element that causes arguments -


Oct. 3rd, 2014 04:32 pm
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Urban kingfishers making a home on London's waterways -

US reroutes flights around Alaska beach in attempt to avoid walrus stampede - Walruses are the latest victims of global warming (via [ profile] nwhyte)

The freedivers who swim with whales -


Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis -

Temple of Mithras: How do you put London's Roman shrine back together? -

Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city -

Data Visualisations:

Mapping Murder - - American homicide rate per 100,000 people (2012) I just really like the way they've visualised the data.

Map: Most Popular Female Names by State - From 1960 - 2012 Useful for the writers out there.

Map: Most Popular Male Names by State - From 1960 - 2012 Useful for the writers out there.


Day out at the gallows and other bygone photographic oddities - - Selections from Victorian and Edwardian era photography from the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives.

The UK was home to 250,000 Belgian refugees during World War One, the largest single influx in the country's history. So why did they vanish with little trace? -


Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic? -

The rich: Exactly what does the terminology mean? -


Battle horse roundabout in Tewkesbury 'best in Britain' -

Don’t Be Ugly By Accident! - - Or which photographs (including manufacturer, time and device) make you more likely to get OK Cupid hits.

Taboola: The internet firm at the forefront of 'click-bait' - Interesting stuff, certainly more interesting than the click-bait they produce.

Does job success depend on data rather than your CV? - Or companies doing ever wierder things to choose candidates.

Trying to improve childhood survival rates in Africa -

Games for doctors - how the computer games industry is turning its attention to helping doctors improve their performance -

Wasabi: Why invest in 'the hardest plant to grow'? -

The father of 26 children who's helping to preach birth control -

Buddha seems to bring tranquility to Oakland neighborhood -

The NSA claimed that it was only collecting metadata—a fact we now know is false—but even metadata can tell an intimate story -


Plutonium: The scary element that helps probe space's secrets -

Can Memories Be Implanted and Then Removed? -

Terry Fox's cancer now highly curable researcher says - Or science, we're working on it.



Premier League: Chelsea and the madness of the loan game - In short, Chelsea are up to something and whether it works or not could change how the Premier League does business (possibly turning it's business model closer to that of Italy).

Enner Valencia: West Ham striker on milking cows and Green Street -
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Q. When did the terms "United Kingdom", " UK" come into common usage? Was it post Suez Crisis (1956)?

Any ideas?

The reason he's asking is because he was reading through newspaper coverage of WWI and most of the it talks of England, Scotland etc rather than United Kingdom.


Sep. 18th, 2014 12:50 pm
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History and Archaeology:

Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past - Amid the devastation and danger of civil war, Syrian archaeologists and activists are risking their lives in the battle against looting.

Shang or Zhou dynasty sword found in Jiangsu - A Chinese boy has made the discovery of a lifetime by stumbling across a 3,000-year-old bronze sword in a river in Jiangsu Province.


The elephant that flew - - The elephant story is somehow actually the least interesting bit.

Chocolate teapot proves useful - York-based chocolate experts were challenged to prove the sarcastic phrase "as useful as a chocolate teapot" wrong. Or, don't challenge Yorkshirefolk. They will go to extreme lengths to prove themselves right.


Mary Poppins songwriter 'thrilled' at Proms singalong - Alongside regular fixtures such as Land of Hope and Glory, this weekend's Last Night of the BBC Proms will feature a first - a massed audience singalong to the classic Disney score for Mary Poppins.

Songwriter Richard Sherman says he's delighted at the accolade - but that without Flanagan and Allen and Noel Coward none of it might have happened.


The Poison Squad: An Incredible History - The early days of the proto-FDA.

What People Cured of Blindness See -

Deep sea 'mushroom' may be new branch of life -

Spinosaurus fossil: 'Giant swimming dinosaur' unearthed -

Dreadnoughtus - Enormous New Dinosaur as Formidable as Its Namesake Battleship -

DNA evidence overturns 30-year convictions in US case -

The Science of Raspberries -


Premier League: What happens to footballers after being rejected? - Or, oh boy do the Prem clubs ever need a better plan than just leaving their academy products out in the cold. Wigan, mysteriously, are the only club with a plan. I am having to be nice about Wigan!

Schalke unveil their new tunnel. It is awesome -

Footballers (and families thereof) adapting to life in foreign countries - I am not surprised that Kevin Keegan was one of the first English managers to understand this kind of problem.


Jun. 3rd, 2014 07:05 pm
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Brazil's other passion: Malba Tahan and The man who counted -

Michael Buffer 'ready to rumble' -

Lasers 'could prevent' need for root canal treatment - For those of us with dental issues.

1964: The World 50 Years Ago - Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

The real 10 algorithms that dominate our world - Rebuttal to the Reddit article on the same topic. This one actually explains the whys and whats of algorithms. Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

50 Cent Is My Life Coach - This is interesting because 50 Cent is nothing like how you imagine him. Via @TwistedSifter on twitter.

Wim Wenders' Rules of Cinema Perfection -

African teams can't defend? Common cliches examined → Most of the cliches are not so true. England do, however, suck at penalties.

An up-to-date and updated throughout list of who is injured for which team for this World Cup -

Some lovely posters ESPN commissioned for the World Cup - One word of warning. Apparently the Cyrillic is all kinds of wrong.


May. 5th, 2014 06:59 pm
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Game of Thrones: Discover the real Westeros - Or the Northern Ireland tourism board now has consultant dragons. Link care of [ profile] nwhyte.


Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan Speculate On Their Characters' Futures 25 Years after 'When Harry Met Sally' -


The strange case of the 'time travel' murder (and other tales from the UK Forensics service) -

Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns - That sound you can hear is lots of scientists going "we've been trying to tell you this for years."


The Man Who Made South Africa's Flag -

Music/Music Industry:

Cee-Lo Green Originally Recorded 'Happy' (and other could have beens) -


Legal aid row leads to halting of serious fraud trial - Where the Prime Minister's brother is on the side of right and good.

UK Cost Of Living Changes Over 10 Years -


World's oldest surviving Olympian, and sharp-shooting FBI agent, dies aged 106 -


World Snooker Championship: How to survive Crucible marathon -


Crystal Palace: How Tony Pulis achieved Premier League survival -

Footballer Fabrice Muamba launches defibrillator campaign -

Rodney Marsh cleans Stoke City players' boots after losing online argument -

Formula 1:

Senna's death: Hill still full of disbelief 20 years on - The whole article is worth reading, because Damon Hill is honest and capable of great insight.

Senna's death: The practical joker whose laughter is still missed -

Formula 1/Football:

Brazilian footballers pay tribute to Ayrton Senna by wearing helmets -


Dec. 8th, 2013 05:34 pm
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Most people classed as being in poverty 'have job' - - which given the state of inflation and the minimum wage doesn't surprise me.

As the imprisoned Nelson Mandela became the face of a global campaign against apartheid, within South Africa a ban on his image meant people weren't sure what he looked like - and he became a mythological figure, recalls author William Gumede. - I have to admit this interested me because I'm old enough to remember when you couldn't hear Gerry Adams's voice on TV, which I didn't understand at the time and still don't. Mostly because the replacement voice was so much nicer than Adams's real voice when it finally got revealed.

In 1994 I voted for Mandela over a thousand times as prisoners in Rooigrond wispered his name in my ear - from [ profile] nwhyte

Some Links

Mar. 18th, 2013 12:22 pm
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Younger members of the armed forces returning from duty are more likely to commit violent offences than the rest of the population, a study suggests -

'Black Death pit' unearthed by Crossrail project -

Residents on the Orchard Park estate in Hull say this is one of the hardest places in the UK to find a job. The statistics back their theory up. - Or those job-seekers the right don't want you to hear about.

Which football team does the Pope support - Apparently Viggo Mortensen is also a fan. (Although actually getting divine help seems like cheating -

The Eurosport/Yahoo boxing blog have a post up about Clarissa Shields -
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Both sociology-ish

General Lifestyle Survey: 10 changes from 40 years of questions -

A link to the online version of the Mass Observation Report -

A bit of background here -

Richard III

Feb. 5th, 2013 02:06 pm
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Whose body has indeed been found ( and now identified.

I'm torn about this. My inner imp of peevishness wanted it not to be him, and just some other poor bugger, mostly on the principle that we're all equal and doesn't that other poor bugger deserve a name and a face and a decent burial.

On the other hand, it's doing wonders for Leicester Uni's image. I do love the number of posts in places like the Guardian where some archaeologist are all "no, horribly flashy and showbiz" where all the comments are "you're just jealous is was Leicester that got him, not your uni." Because Leicester, despite Evil Bob's herculean efforts, are still not held in the regard it deserves.


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