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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Things of Time and Tide

Headlines from the first half of November timely trimmed and processed makes for some interesting reading:
  1. Love is ageless.
  2. Dinosaurs breathed like penguins.
  3. Politicians have been tinkering with clocks and calendars for centuries.
  4. Code-cracking Nazi messages at Bletchley, England, helped to shorten the Second World War by at least 18 months.
  5. The last Tutankhamen exhibition in England was in 1972.
  6. King Tut had buck teeth.
  7. Britons send as many text messages in a week now as they did in the whole of 1999.
  8. The Italian Mafia have commandments.
  9. Gun ownership per person in Finland is the third highest in the world.
  10. A Dutch teenager has been arrested for allegedly stealing virtual furniture.
  11. A man caught trying to have sex with his bicycle has been sentenced to three years on probation in Scotland.
  12. After the Sudanese man who married a goat, now an Indian man has married a dog.
  13. Fish given to Japan's Emperor Akihito by the US mayor of Chicago during a visit to the Chicago Aquarium nearly 50 years ago are now threatening species of fish native to Japan.
  14. Australians have been found to be the world's worst polluters.
  15. Spanish royal sex cartoonists have been fined for offending Spain's royal family.
  16. Harry Potter novelist reveals that one of her characters is gay.
  17. Amy Winehouse was booed by fans on the first night of her UK tour in Birmingham.
  18. Our brains can turn down our ability to see to help them listen even harder to music and complex sounds.
  19. Taking the herbal remedy echinacea can more than halve the risk of catching a common cold.
  20. A cat is baffling his owner by wandering off at night before expecting to be collected by car every morning at exactly the same time and place in England.

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