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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ten Things of Control

  1. Catholic emancipation did not come to Britain until 1829.
  2. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's critics often used to call her by her middle name Hilda.
  3. A Congolese man is trying to get a controversial Tintin book - racist in its depiction of black people - banned in the cartoon star's home country of Belgium, while it's been revealed that its Belgian author collaborated with a newspaper under Nazi control during the World War II years.
  4. British rapper M.I.A's latest music video is being removed in some instances by YouTube for new track Born Free, which depicts a number of gun carrying 'American soldiers' executing redheaded people in graphic detail.
  5. In Japan, there is a widespread belief that blood type determines personality, with implications for life, work and love.
  6. It is said people often talk about political gaffes in terms of car crashes.
  7. Mozart, video screens for naming and shaming and even a school dog have all been used in schools to get pupils to be good.
  8. The biggest sporting impresario India has ever produced helped start his own downfall by using micro-blogging site Twitter.
  9. Sony has said it will stop making floppy disks, after nearly three decades of manufacture.
  10. An attack on a widely used web security system could soon help make silicon chips more powerful and reliable.

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