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    Is the Queen a Caliph?

    From last Fridays Economist:- Muslims consider Queen Elizabeth’s ties to the Prophet Muhammad Reaction to the queen’s purported Muslim extraction has been varied in the Arab world Apr 5th 2018 QUEEN ELIZABETH must claim her right to rule Muslims.” So ran a recent headline on the Arab Atheist...
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    Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school

    One of those things where you wonder if the judge is so far up his own arse he is unable to temper the aplication of the law with a little comon sense:- Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school. By CBSAtlanta.com Web Staff MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX (CBS ATLANTA) - An...
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    Modern Alchemist?

    Man who tried to turn his faeces into gold is jailed. A Northern Ireland man who tried to turn his own faeces into gold by putting it on an electric heater has been jailed for three months. The bizarre experiment, carried out by Paul Moran, 30, caused around £3,000 worth of damage to his...
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    Offensive Hedge Gets The Snip

    Offensive hedge gets the snip Jordan Day Ian Ashmeade's hedge in Haddenham before he was forced to re-shape itA keen gardener was stunned when police threatened him with a fine for a public order offence - because his garden hedge was shaped like a phallus. Haddenham resident Ian...
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    Death by iPod.

    Pedestrian death rise blamed on iPods. By Damien Murphy DEATH by iPod is being blamed as a contributing factor to the 25 per cent rise in the number of pedestrian fatalities in NSW. The ''iPod zombie trance'' people get into when walking, driving or pedalling around listening to their...
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    Dog saves life by eating toe.

    From todays Sun:- Dog saves life by eating toe Cunning ... a Jack Russell called Kiko ate owner's toe A DOG saved its owner's life by CHEWING OFF his toe after he passed out drunk. Have-a-toe-hero Kiko — a Jack Russell terrier — sensed there was a deadly infection festering in Jerry...
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    Neighbour admits to double chainsaw attack........

    I'm just glad he's the other side of the world, a paranoid tree lopper is the stuff of nightmares:- Neighbour admits to double chainsaw attack From: The Australian April 13, 2010 A TREE-LOPPER attacked the home of neighbours with a chainsaw, damaging walls and destroying furniture...
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    Game developer's lost electric buggy FOUND ON MOON

    I just couldn't resist the headline from "The Record"..... Game developer's lost electric buggy FOUND ON MOON Vintage 1973 vehicle discovered by NASA orbiter By Lewis Page A lost, broken-down solar/nuclear robot rover left on the Moon by the Soviet space programme - and nowadays owned...
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    Warrant out for horse sex accused.

    I can't find the original thread we had on "Strange Sex", But this would fit the bill:- An arrest warrant has been issued for a Leicester man accused of having sex with a horse and a donkey, after he failed to turn up to court. Joseph Squires, 66, of Overpark Avenue, is charged with...
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    Abbey body identified as gay lover of Edward II.

    A rather gruesome tale, from todays Daily Telegraph:- A mutilated body found in an abbey graveyard has been identified as that of a notorious medieval villain rumoured to have been the gay lover of Edward II. The remains, which bear the hallmarks of having been hanged, drawn and quartered...
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    Red Card for Blue Soccer Shirts.

    From todays (14.9.06) print version of the Daily Telegraph, but sadly not on the on line version:- A writer who wants to sponser his local football club has been banned from putting the title of his book on their shirts. Chris Turner tried to plug his collection of poems on Stambridge...
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    'Nazi aircraft carrier' located

    This came up on the BBC site a few days ago, I seem to remember as a kid, being told that the Yanks towed it out to the Pacific & used it as an early A-bomb target. 'Nazi aircraft carrier' located. Nazi Germany's Graf Zeppelin was launched in 1938 The Polish navy says it is almost...
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    Man shows crowds fallen piece of his skull.

    A report from Reuters:- Man shows crowds fallen piece of his skull Wed Jul 5, 2006 11:50 AM BST By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people are thronging a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to see a patient holding a piece of his own skull that fell...
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    The Naked Civil Servant(s) In The 21st Century!

    Would Quentin Crisp approve? From todays Daily Telegraph:- Civil servants 'jumped naked off filing cabinets' Staff at a government agency office have been reported leaping naked from filing cabinets and carrying out stomach-churning pranks. Civil servants are said to have had sex in...
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    Gallows Maker & Exporter!

    From todays "Cambridge Evening News":- Group wants ban on gallow exports HUMAN rights campaigners have called on the Government to close a legal loophole that is allowing a farmer in the region to export gallows. Amnesty International is calling for changes after it emerged David Lucas...
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    Crash restarts mans heart.

    From todays Daily Telegraph:- Crash bump-started dying man's heart. A medical professor whose car hit a tree after he suffered a cardiac arrest was brought back to life when the impact of the steering wheel against his chest restarted his heart, he said yesterday. Prof Ronald Mann said...
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    Japanese seek family of bandsman Fenton.

    From todays Daily Telegraph:- Researchers in Japan have appealed to readers of The Daily Telegraph to help shed light on the fate of the British soldier who gave the country its national anthem. Toshio Akiyama, a conductor and head of the Japanese Band Directors' Association, has spent...
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    The riddle of the panda's thumb.

    Pandas give thumbs-up to theory of evolution By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 29/12/2005) The riddle of the panda's thumb - one of the classic stories used to illustrate evolution - is even more remarkable than scientists had thought, according to a study published this week...
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    Radar pinpoints tomb of King Edward the Confessor

    The ancient tomb of Edward the Confessor, one of the most revered of British saints, has been discovered under Westminster Abbey 1,000 years after his birth. The original burial chamber of the Anglo-Saxon king, who died in 1066, months before the invasion of William the Conqueror, was...
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    The Riddle of a fraudster with a stolen identity.

    Posted in the Daily Telegraph on the 18th October:- Riddle of fraudster with stolen identity By David Sapsted A photograph of a fraudster who stole the identity of a dead baby has been issued by police in an attempt to identify him. The man, who calls himself Christopher Edward...
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    The Mater Hospital and cancer drugs.

    If we thought we had problems with the prescription of cancer drugs on the NHS. This comes from Southern Ireland:- Cancer patients 'waiting weeks for drug' over contraception row From:The Irish Independent. Tuesday, 4th October, 2005 An experimental drug treatment which could...
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    Scooter is blown up for being a 'terrorist bomb'

    From todays Daily Telegraph:- Scooter is blown up for being a 'terrorist bomb' By David Sapsted A woman who tried to register her new scooter at a DVLA office had it blown up by the Army when it was feared that it could be a terrorist bomb. Heidi Brown, a 22-year-old care worker, left...
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    Mexicans told how to sneak into America...

    I suppose this is one way to export your huddled masses, from todays Daily Telegraph!!!!!! Mexicans told how to sneak into America The Mexican government has denied that it is encouraging illegal immigration into America by publishing a comic book containing advice on how to slip over the...
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    Baby Dragon Found in Oxfordshire.

    From the Daily Telegraph 24.1.2004 :- A pickled "dragon" that looks as if it might have flown around Hogwarts has been found in a garage in Oxfordshire. Yesterday the baby dragon, in a sealed 30in jar, was in the office of Allistair Mitchell, who runs a marketing company in Oxford. He was...
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    Grave Goings-On

    Mystery grave A few villages away from me, a new "unauthorised" grave has been found in the local grave yard!!!! From the "Biggleswade Chronicle" of 22nd November 2002:- Mystery grave may have to be dug up. An apparently unauthorised grave in Gamlingay may have to be dug up to find out...
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    Legend of submarine reindeer rings true

    From: The Daily Telegraph 16.1.02. pg 11. The story of a reindeer that spent a month on board a Royal Navy submarine at the hight of the Second World War has been proved true by papers found in the loft of a former submariner. For 60 years, Royal Navy wardrooms have been entertained by...
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