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Friday, November 06, 2009

Things of Shock and Awe

  1. Many recent earthquakes may have been the aftershocks of large quakes that occurred hundreds of years ago, according to scientists.
  2. An Iron Age treasure hoard said to be worth an estimated £1m was unearthed by a metal-detecting amateur.
  3. About 300 protesters held a candlelit protest outside a Scottish theatre over the staging of a play which portrays Jesus as a transsexual.
  4. Leader of the Conservative Party in the UK, David Cameron has said "never again" to powers being transferred from the UK to the European Union without a referendum.
  5. In the UK, while a toiletries store in Wigan has done a U-turn on its ban on members of staff from wearing Remembrance Day poppies, a drunk student who was pictured urinating over a poppy war memorial could face jail after pleading guilty to outraging public decency.
  6. A prostitute who posed as an undercover police officer to deceive vulnerable men has been sent to jail for three years.
  7. Sex education is only taught in a few schools in Vietnam.
  8. Dental changes can have a real impact on what a person looks like as they grow up.
  9. Die-hard fans of the Twilight story phenomenon are known as Twi-Hards.
  10. Horse riding is a dangerous sport.

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