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Behind closed doors

Two  Greek cleaning ladies survived trapped inside a broken lift for two days, the pair survived on cough drops and aspirins until they were rescued. Bertha Apothecata and her mother, Betty Domestico, entered the lift in an empty building in Athens … Continue reading

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Gravy wrestling

The Rose ‘n’ Bowl pub in Stacksteads, Lancashire, recently hosted the World Gravy Wrestling Championships.  The contest was won by Joel Hicks, a 30-year-old barrister wrestling under the name of Stone Cold Steve Bisto. “The final was really tough and … Continue reading

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Sacrilege = Desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of something sacred

The most valuable catalogue in pop music is finally open for business after the Beatles invited offers to use their hits in advertisements.  Now the guardians of the Beatles’ songbook have said the catalogue may be licensed for selected “brand … Continue reading

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Smells like Xmas spirit

For Robert Schoff, this Christmas stank. That’s because the 77-year-old spent a large part of his Christmas Eve stuck upside down in the opening of his septic tank.  Schoff, of Des Moines, Iowa, reached into the tank Monday in an … Continue reading

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The harder they fall

It’s Man United versus West Ham and the Hammers are putting up a damn good fight.  United’s manager, Sir Alex, is becoming apoplectic in the dugout. Over on the wing, Ron, that foreign chap who plays for United, is doing … Continue reading

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Swine

French police have riddled a wild boar with bullets after it got into a clothes shop in the city of Poitiers, forcing customers to flee. The boar, weighing 90kg (198lb), was shot after it began charging at police, the French … Continue reading

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