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I really want to read this crap but The Mirror website has so many pop ups it's frightening, I'm giving my cookie cleaning software a break today.
You're not missing much :)
 

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Princess Diana's ghost touched me and gave me natural viagra.
 

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Grandmother's Fantastic Knockers Earn International Acclaim.

/they're real, and they're spectacular!

https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/08/grandmothers-fantastic-knockers-earn-international-acclaim-8863336
Nicely Fortean in the middle of the story too, not just the headline!

The name stems from ‘the knocker’, the mythical creature who would knock on the mine walls just before cave-ins. To give thanks for these warnings, and to avoid future peril, miners would cast the last bite of their tasty pasties into the mines for the knockers to enjoy.
 

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"A collection of shrunken heads which has for decades enthralled adults and children alike may be removed from an Oxford museum following complaints by an indigenous South American people.
The Pitt Rivers Museum is in discussion with representatives of the Shuar people of the Amazon rainforest over the future of the shrunken heads, regarded by the tribe as having deep religious significance.
Curators at the museum, where the seven human heads have been displayed since the 1940s, said talks were prompted after visitors complained the heads as a "freak show"
."

It was the 'freak-show' I hoped to see this year - I'd better hurry up.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/11/shrunken-heads-oxford-museum-could-disappear/

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"A collection of shrunken heads which has for decades enthralled adults and children alike may be removed from an Oxford museum following complaints by an indigenous South American people.
The Pitt Rivers Museum is in discussion with representatives of the Shuar people of the Amazon rainforest over the future of the shrunken heads, regarded by the tribe as having deep religious significance.
Curators at the museum, where the seven human heads have been displayed since the 1940s, said talks were prompted after visitors complained the heads as a "freak show"
."

It was the 'freak-show' I hoped to see this year - I'd better hurry up.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/11/shrunken-heads-oxford-museum-could-disappear/

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Fine then, we'll just have to return these ones and make some new shrunken heads.
 

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What do they prefer? A few pieces of broken pottery instead?
 

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People went to the pitt rivers and complained it was a freak show! the whole museum is a freak show!

(that said, if they are actual real shrunken heads, then that is a bit grim in this day and age).
 

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That's what we want, a real wunderkammer.
 

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