A man learnt two simple yet important lessons recently: 1. Potatoes cannot be flushed down toilets. 2. Setting a fire alarm off rarely solves non-fire related problems. The unnamed man learnt these lessons after pouring potatoes down his toilet for some unknown reason which unsurprisingly led to it becoming blocked up. After calling the building maintenance for his block of flats in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the man thought they weren’t responding to his crisis quickly enough so he set off the fire alarm to get their attention. The entire building was evacuated and fire fighters showed... [Read the full story]
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Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday while Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton provided the drama of the day by colliding on the second lap. Hamilton failed to finish after fighting with a damaged car but Rosberg, blamed by his bosses and booed by the crowd on the podium, finished second to extend his championship lead to 29 points with seven of the 19 races remaining. The victory, on a surprisingly dry afternoon at a circuit famed for rapid changes in weather conditions, was Ricciardo’s second in succession and third of his first season with... [Read the full story]
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I saw my mate Charlie this morning, he’s only got one arm bless him. I shouted “Where you off to Charlie?” He said, “I’m off to change a light bulb.” Well I just cracked up, couldn’t stop laughing, then said, “That’s gonna be a bit awkward init?” “Not really.” he said. “I still have the receipt, you insensitive bastard.” Read More →
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In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 to 209 honorees in four categories: Performers, Non-Performers, Sidemen and Lifetime Achievers. The category in which the Hall is most conspicuously lacking, however, is women. Of the 159 total inductions in the Performers category, 135 have been of solo male performers or male... [Read the full story]
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On this day in 1975, the Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Voight) is born in Los Angeles, California. Jolie’s father, the actor Jon Voight, had been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for Midnight Cowboy (1969); he won the award for Coming Home (1978). Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was also an actress;...[Read the full story]
Love her or hate her, there are people all over the world who are wondering why it is that in every photo – no matter what the occasion, Miley Cyrus is sticking her tongue out. Well. During an interview with Barbara Walters, who named Miley as one of her top ten most fascinating people of 2013, Miley let the...[Read the full story]
Judge John Wood, known as “Maximum John,” is assassinated outside his San Antonio, Texas, home as he bent down to look at a flat tire on his car. Charles Harrelson, father of actor Woody Harrelson was charged with the murder after evidence revealed that drug kingpin Jimmy Chagra, whose case was about to...[Read the full story]
On this day in 1977, the weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters. The incredible success of Star Wars…it received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide…began...[Read the full story]
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