Author Archives: Dr Pete

In space no one can hear you fart

A six-wheeled robot that will be sent to Mars is being tested in a giant sand pit in Stevenage.  The robot will sample the atmosphere of Mars for traces of gases that are produced by biological processes.  And across the … Continue reading

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A fare cop

An alleged mobile brothel in the US state of Florida has taken its last ride following a police sting. Undercover detectives in Miami Beach allegedly paid a $40 entry fee to board the vehicle and found women offering sex acts … Continue reading

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On a pedestal

More than 2,400 people will occupy Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth over 100 days as part of a living artwork. Antony Gormley won the opportunity to showcase ‘The One and the Other’. His work will allow volunteers to stand on the … Continue reading

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International news

An Arab country’s ambassador to Dubai has had his marriage contract annulled after discovering the bride was cross-eyed and had facial hair.  The woman had worn an Islamic veil, known as the niqab, on the few occasions the couple had … Continue reading

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Snow on Mars

Nasa’s Phoenix lander has unearthed compelling evidence of ice on Mars, mission scientists believe. Chunks of a bright, white material found in a trench dug by the craft have disappeared over four Martian days, suggesting they have vapourised. Local inhabitants … Continue reading

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Runner beans

I see from the local paper that the Immigration Department have raided one of the town’s eight Indian Restaurants. Officials stormed into the Rim of Fire Restaurant shortly after doughnut time last Thursday.  Three of the staff tried to escape … Continue reading

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